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FULL MOVIE LIST
upcoming or current releases for which we intend to publish reviews
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ASSIGNED TO:
Teri Wedgewood
Open: March 28 (wide—1,467 theaters) Comedy Drama R
 
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Open: April 18, 2014 (wide—1,600+ theaters)
Documentary G  
ASSIGNED TO:
David Simpson
Alternate:
  • Pamela Gardner
Open: April 18, 2014 (wide—3,400+ theaters) Sci-Fi Mystery Drama IMAX PG-13
by Apr. 21
Friday, April 25, 2014
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Open: April 25, 2014 (wide—3,000+ theaters)
Romance Comedy PG-13
 
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Open: April 25, 2014 (wide—2,400+ theaters)
Action Thriller Crime Drama Remake PG-13
 
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Open: April 25, 2014 (wide—2,000+ theaters)
Supernatural Horror PG-13
 
Friday, May 2, 2014
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Open: May 2, 2014
Comedy R
 
ASSIGNED TO:
Raphael Vera
Alternate:
  • Alexander Malsan
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The Amazing Spider-Man 2
Open: May 2, 2014
Superhero Action Adventure Fantasy Sequel 3D IMAX PG-13
for sequences of sci-fi action/violence.
by May 4
ASSIGNED TO:
Pamela Gardner
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Belle
Open: May 2, 2014
History Romance Drama PG
for thematic elements, some language and brief smoking images.
May 4
Friday, May 9, 2014
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Neighbors
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Open: May 9, 2014

Universal Pictures—Starring: Rose Byrne, Zac Efron, Seth Rogen, Dave Franco, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Lisa Kudrow / Director: Nicholas Stoller—“Fun with Dick and Jane,” “Yes Man,” “Get Him to the Greek”

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A couple with a newborn baby face unexpected difficulties after they are forced to live next to a fraternity house.

Seth Rogen, Zac Efron and Rose Byrne lead the cast of ‘Neighbors,’ a comedy about a young couple suffering from arrested development who are forced to live next to a fraternity house after the birth of their newborn baby. ‘Neighbors’ is directed by Nick Stoller (‘Forgetting Sarah Marshall,’ ‘Get Him to the Greek’).
Comedy R
for pervasive language, strong crude and sexual content, graphic nudity, and drug use throughout.
 
ASSIGNED TO:
Jennifer Hanley
Alternate:
  • John Decker
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Moms' Night Out
also known as “Mom's Night Out,” “Moms Night Out”
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Open: May 9, 2014
Comedy PG
for mild thematic elements and some action.
by May 12
ASSIGNED TO:
Alexander Malsan
Alternate:
  • Cassandra Hsiao
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Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Returnleave your comments
also known as “Dorothy of Oz” Open: May 9, 2014
Animation Family Music Fantasy Kids Adaptation 3D PG
for some scary images and mild peril.
May 9
ASSIGNED TO:
John Decker
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Chef
Open: May 9, 2014 (wide)
Comedy   by May 12
Friday, May 16, 2014
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Million Dollar Arm

Tagline: Sometimes to win, you have to change the game.

Open: May 16, 2014 (wide)

Walt Disney Pictures—Starring: Jon Hamm, Bill Paxton, Alan Arkin, Lake Bell, Bar Paly, Suraj Sharma, Aasif Mandvi, Madhur Mittal, Pitobash / Director: Craig Gillespie

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a sports agent stages an unconventional recruitment strategy to get talented Asian cricket players to play Major League Baseball

Based on a true story, Disney's ‘Million Dollar Arm’ follows JB Bernstein, a once-successful sports agent who now finds himself edged out by bigger, slicker competitors. He and his partner Aash (Aasif Mandvi) will have to close their business down for good if JB doesn’t come up with something fast. Late one night, while watching cricket being played in India on TV, JB comes up with an idea so radical it just might work. Why not go to there and find the next baseball pitching sensation? Setting off for Mumbai with nothing but a gifted but cantankerous scout (Alan Arkin) in tow, JB stages a televised, nationwide competition called “Million Dollar Arm” where 40,000 hopefuls compete before two 18-year-old finalists, Rinku and Dinesh (Suraj Sharma, Madhur Mittal), emerge as winners. JB brings them back to the United States to train with legendary pitching coach Tom House (Bill Paxton). The goal: get the boys signed to a major league team.

Not only is the game itself difficult to master, but life in the U.S. with a committed bachelor makes things even more complicated—for all of them. While Rinku and Dinesh learn the finer points of baseball and American culture, they in turn teach JB the true meaning of teamwork and commitment. Ultimately, what began as a purely commercial venture becomes something more and leads JB to find the one thing he was never looking for at all—a family.

This film is based on the true story of Jeff Bernstein and his discovery of the two Indian teens Rinku Singh and Dinesh Patel, who are now signed to major league baseball contracts.
Sports Drama PG
for mild language and some suggestive content.
 
ASSIGNED TO:
Andrea McAteer
Alternate:
  • David Simpson
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Godzilla
Open: May 16, 2014 (wide)
Sci-Fi Action Adventure Thriller Fantasy 3D IMAX   by May 19
Friday, May 23, 2014
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Words and Pictures

Tagline: Is a man worth more than his words, a woman worth more than her pictures?

Open: May 23, 2014

Roadside Attractions—Starring: Clive Owen, Juliette Binoche, Amy Brenneman / Director: Fred Schepisi—“Roxanne,” “Six Degrees of Separation,” “A Cry in the Dark”

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An art instructor and an English teacher form a rivalry that ends up with a competition at their school in which students decide whether words or pictures are more important.

Prep school English teacher Jack Marcus (Clive Owen) laments his students' obsession with social media and good grades - as opposed to rigorous engagement with language. A one-time literary star, Jack has not published in years. He's let the school's literary magazine fall into ruin. He's estranged from his son. In short, Jack has much to despair of, and when Jack despairs, Jack drinks. A lot. Jack's drunken behaviour has been bad enough to have him banned from a local upscale pub.

Dina Delsanto (Juliette Binoche) is an abstract painter. Like Jack, she was once celebrated for her art, but the onset of arthritis has made the physical act of painting too painful to bear. Jack finds Dina attractive but icy; he flirts with and provokes her with equal relish.

With a performance review looming and his job on the line, Jack comes upon an inspired method of galvanizing student interest in their studies: he declares a war between words and pictures, confident that the former can convey greater meaning than the latter. Dina accepts Jack's challenge and the battles begin. But, before they even know it, their hearts have also entered the fray.
Romance Comedy Drama PG-13
for sexual material including nude sketches, language and some mature thematic material.
 
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Blended
Open: May 23, 2014 (wide)

Warner Bros. Pictures—Starring: Adam Sandler, Drew Barrymore, Bella Thorne, Terry Crews, Joel McHale, Wendi McLendon-Covey / Director: Frank Coraci

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After a bad blind date, a man and woman (Sandler and Barrymore) find themselves stuck together at a resort for families, where their attractions grows as their respective kids benefit from the burgeoning relationship. The comedy explores the growing phenomenon of ‘blended families.’ Joel McHale (‘Community’) plays Barrymore's former husband and Wendi McLendon-Covey plays her childless best friend.

This is the third time Drew Barrymore and Adam Sandler have worked together (‘50 First Dates,’ ‘The Wedding Singer’).
Romance Comedy PG-13
for crude and sexual content, and language.
 
ASSIGNED TO:
Raphael Vera
Alternate:
  • Alexander Malsan
  • David Simpson
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X-Men: Days of Future Past
Open: May 23, 2014 (wide)
Sci-Fi Action Adventure Fantasy Sequel Comic Book Adaptation   by May 25
Friday, May 30, 2014
Applicants:
  • David Johnson
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A Million Ways to Die in the West
Open: May 30, 2014

Universal Pictures—Starring: Seth MacFarlane, Charlize Theron, Liam Neeson, Amanda Seyfried, Sarah Silverman, Neil Patrick Harris, Giovanni Ribisi / Director: Seth MacFarlane

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This is a ‘Blazing Saddles’-style comedy that follows a sheepish farmer who chickens out of a gunfight and sees his girlfriend leave him.

When he meets the wife of a notorious outlaw who offers to teach him how to shoot, the farmer at first sees a chance to win back his love but slowly falls for the woman. Complications ensue when the outlaw returns and reclaims his woman.

This film follows cowardly sheep farmer (Seth MacFarlane) who chickens out of a gunfight and sees his girlfriend (Amanda Seyfried) leave him for another man. When a mysterious woman (Charlize Theron) rides into town, she helps him find his courage. But when her outlaw husband arrives seeking revenge, the farmer must put his newfound courage to the test. Liam Neeson plays Theron's outlaw husband.

Seth MacFarlane directs an all-star cast that includes Charlize Theron, Liam Neeson, Amanda Seyfried, Sarah Silverman, Giovanni Ribisi and Neil Patrick Harris.
Western Comedy R
for strong crude and sexual content, language throughout, some violence and drug material.
 
ASSIGNED TO:
Pamela Gardner
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Maleficent
Open: May 30, 2014 (wide)
Fantasy Family Action Adventure Romance Mystery Thriller Prequel 3D PG
for sequences of fantasy action and violence, including frightening images.
by June 1
Friday, June 6, 2014
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The Fault in Our Stars
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Open: June 6, 2014

Fox 2000 Pictures, Twentieth Century Fox Film Corp.—Starring: Shailene Woodley, Ansel Elgort, Willem Dafoe, Laura Dern, Sam Trammell / Director: Josh Boone

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Hazel and Gus are two teenagers who share an acerbic wit, a disdain for the conventional, and a love that sweeps them—and us—on an unforgettable journey. Their relationship is all the more miraculous, given that they met and fell in love at a cancer support group—and given that Hazel’s other constant companion is an oxygen tank, Gus jokes about his prosthetic leg.

‘The Fault in Our Stars,’ based upon the number-one bestselling novel by John Green, explores the funny, thrilling and tragic business of being alive and in love. The title is a variation on a quote from Act I, Scene II of William Shakespeare's Julius Caesar: ‘The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars, but in ourselves…’
Romance Drama PG-13
for thematic elements, some sexuality and brief strong language.
 
ASSIGNED TO:
Raphael Vera
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Edge of Tomorrow
Open: June 6, 2014 (wide)
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Friday, June 13, 2014
ASSIGNED TO:
Alexander Malsan
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22 Jump Street
also known as “21 Jump Street 2” Open: June 13, 2014 (wide)

Columbia Pictures, Sony Pictures—Starring: Jonah Hill, Channing Tatum, Ice Cube

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Officers Schmidt (Jonah Hill) and Jenko (Channing Tatum) go deep undercover at a local college, but when Jenko meets a kindred spirit on the football team, and Schmidt infiltrates the bohemian art major scene, they begin to question their partnership.

The 2012 action comedy, inspired by (and loosely continuing) the hit television series, starred Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum as police officers Schmidt and Jenko. Joining law enforcement's secret Jump Street unit, they made use of their youthful appearances to go undercover in a local high school. Trading in their guns and badges for backpacks, the pair risk their lives to investigate a violent and dangerous drug ring, quickly learning that modern high school is a very different world than the one they recently left.
Action Comedy Sequel    
Friday, June 20, 2014
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Think Like a Man Too
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Open: June 20, 2014

Screen Gems, Sony Pictures—Starring: Taraji P. Henson, Adam Brody, Michael Ealy, Jerry Ferrara, Regina Hall, Dennis Haysbert, Terrence Jenkins, Meagan Good / Director: Tim Story

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All the couples are back for a wedding in Las Vegas, but plans for a romantic weekend go awry when their various misadventures get them into some compromising situations that threaten to derail the big event. This sequel to Tim Story’s ‘Think Like a Man‘ is based on the #1 New York Times best-seller written by Steve Harvey, Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man,. The original film grossed over $91 million at the domestic box office.
Comedy Sequel   PG-13
for crude sexual content including references, partial nudity, language and drug material.
ASSIGNED TO:
John Decker
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Jersey Boys
Open: June 20, 2014
Musical Biography Drama Adaptation R
for language throughout.
by June 23
Friday, June 27, 2014
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The Signal
Open: June 13, 2014 (limited; expands: June 20 and 27)

Focus Features—Starring: Laurence Fishburne, Sarah Clarke, Olivia Cooke / Director: William Eubank

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Three college students disappear under mysterious circumstances while tracking a computer hacker through the Southwest.

The hacker is a computer genius who has already hacked into MIT and exposed security faults. The trio find themselves drawn to an eerily isolated area when suddenly, everything goes dark. When one of the students, Nic, regains consciousness, he is in a waking nightmare…
Sci-Fi Thriller PG-13
for some thematic elements, violence and language.
 
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Transformers: Age of Extinction
also known as “Transformers 4”

Tagline: The rules have changed

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Open: June 27, 2014 (wide)

Paramount Pictures—Starring: Mark Wahlberg, Nicola Peltz, Stanley Tucci, Kelsey Grammer, Sophia Myles / Director: Michael Bay

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The story continues four years from the attack on Chicago, as seen in ‘Transformers: Dark of the Moon.” A mechanic and his daughter make a discovery that brings down Autobots and Decepticons—and a paranoid government official—on them.

As humanity picks up the pieces, following the conclusion of Transformers: Dark of the Moon, Autobots and Decepticons have all but vanished from the face of the planet. However, a group of powerful, ingenious businessman and scientists attempt to learn from past Transformer incursions and push the boundaries of technology beyond what they can control—all while an ancient, powerful Transformer menace sets Earth in his crosshairs. The epic adventure and battle between good and evil, freedom and enslavement ensues.
Sci-Fi Action Adventure Sequel IMAX    
Wednesday, July 2, 2014
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Tammy
Open: July 2, 2014

New Line Cinema, Warner Bros. Pictures—Starring: Melissa McCarthy, Susan Sarandon, Dan Aykroyd, Kathy Bates, Allison Janney, Toni Collette / Director: Melissa McCarthy, Ben Falcone / Director: Ben Falcone—“Enough Said” (2013), “What to Expect When You're Expecting” (2012), “Bridesmaids” (2011)

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“Tammy” is a road trip comedy about a woman who gets laid off from her fast-food job and discovers her husband is unfaithful. She takes a road trip of self-discovery to Mount Rushmore. As things turn out, though, her decidedly non-PC diabetic grandmother insists on making the trip as well.
Comedy R
for language including sexual references.
 
ASSIGNED TO:
Ryan Callaway
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Deliver Us from Evil
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Open: July 2, 2014
Crime Supernatural Thriller Drama Adaptation   July 2
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Earth to Echo

Tagline: No one would ever believe our story.

Open: July 2, 2014

Relativity Media—Starring: Teo Halm, Astro, Reese C. Hartwig, Ella Wahlestedt, Jason Gray-Stanford, Cassius Willis, Peter Mackenzie / Director: David Green

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A group of friends investigate a series of bizarre text messages they receive after a construction project begins in their neighborhood.
Adventure Family PG
for some action and peril, and mild language.
 
Friday, July 4, 2014
ASSIGNED TO:
John Decker
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America
Open: July 4, 2014
Documentary   by July 7
Friday, July 11, 2014
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Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
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Open: July 11, 2014

Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation—Starring: Andy Serkis, Gary Oldman, Keri Russell, Jason Clarke, Kodi Smit-McPhee / Director: Matt Reeves

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‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes’ is set 15 years after the events of ‘Rise of the Planet of the Apes’ and finds most of humanity wiped out and the intelligent apes ruling over the world. Part of the film’s focus is said to be on a small group of San Francisco-based scientists that are forming a resistance against the apes and part follows Andy Serkis’ Caesar as he, like his namesake, tries to maintain order and power within his new civilization.

Andy Serkis signed a seven-figure deal to again do the performance capture for Caesar in this sequel to 20th Century Fox’s ‘Rise of the Planet of the Apes,’ which earned $453.2 million worldwide on a budget of $93 million.
Sci-Fi Action, Adventure, Thriller Drama Sequel    
Friday, July 18, 2014
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Jupiter Ascending
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Open: July 18, 2014 (wide)

Warner Bros. Pictures—Starring: Mila Kunis, Channing Tatum, Eddie Redmayne, Sean Bean, Douglas Booth / Directors: Andy and Lana Wachowski—“The Matrix”

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In the future, a young destitute human woman gets targeted for assassination by the Queen of the Universe, and begins her destiny to finish the Queen's reign.

In a universe where humans are near the bottom of the evolutionary ladder, Jupiter Jones (Mila Kunis) was born under a night sky, with signs predicting that she was destined for great things. Now grown, Jupiter dreams of the stars but wakes up to the cold reality of a job cleaning toilets and an endless run of bad breaks. Only when Caine (Channing Tatum), a genetically engineered ex-military hunter, arrives on Earth to track her down does Jupiter begin to glimpse the fate that has been waiting for her all along - her genetic signature marks her as next in line for an extraordinary inheritance that could alter the balance of the cosmos.
Sci-Fi Action Adventure 3D IMAX    
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Planes: Fire and Rescue
aka “Planes 2: Fire & Rescue” Open: July 18, 2014 (wide)

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‘Planes: Fire & Rescue’ features a quirky crew of elite firefighting aircraft devoted to protecting historic Piston Peak National Park from a raging wildfire. When world famous air racer Dusty (voice of Cook) learns that his engine is damaged and he may never race again, he must shift gears and is launched into the world of wildfire air attack. Dusty joins forces with veteran fire and rescue helicopter Blade Ranger and his courageous air attack team, including spirited super scooper Lil’ Dipper (voice of Bowen), heavy-lift helicopter Windlifter, ex-military transport Cabbie and a lively bunch of brave all-terrain vehicles known as The Smokejumpers. Together, the fearless team battles a massive wildfire, and Dusty learns what it takes to become a true hero.
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The Purge: Anarchy
also known as “The Purge 2” Open: July 18, 2014

Universal Pictures—Starring: Zach Gilford, Michael K. Williams, Kiele Sanchez, Frank Grillo

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‘The Purge’ starred Ethan Hawke and Lena Headey and earned $87 million worldwide. The sequel will once again center on the futuristic annual purge, a 12-hour period during which all crime is legalized. It takes place in the city where there are no security systems and it's just like a war zone where people are just trying to survive.
Horror Thriller Sequel    
Friday, July 25, 2014
Distributor: Roadside Attractions. Trademark logo.
A Most Wanted Man
Open: July 25, 2014

Roadside Attractions—Starring: Rachel McAdams, Robin Wright, Daniel Brühl, Willem Dafoe, Philip Seymour Hoffman / Director: Anton Corbijn

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‘A Most Wanted Man’ takes place in present day Hamburg, Germany where a mysterious, tortured and near-dead half-Chechen, half-Russian man on the run arrives in the city’s Islamic community desperate for help and looking to recover his late Russian father’s ill-gotten fortune. Nothing about this young man seems to add up; is he a victim or a thief or, worse still, an extremist intent on destruction? Drawn into this web of intrigue is a private British banker and a young female lawyer determined to defend the defenseless. All the while, they are being watched by the brilliant, roguish chief of a covert German spy unit (Hoffman), who fights to put the pieces together as the clock ticks.

The film is adapted from the best-seller by master spy novelist John le Carré.
Action Suspense Thriller Adaptation    
Distributor: Summit Entertainment. Trademark logo.
Step Up: All In
also known as “Step Up 5” Open: July 25, 2014

Summit Entertainment, Lionsgate—Starring: Alyson Stoner, Ryan Guzman, Briana Evigan, Stephen “tWitch” Boss, Misha Gabriel, Izabella Miko, Adam Sevani

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In the next exciting chapter of the international phenomenon ‘Step Up,’ all-stars from previous installments come together in glittering Las Vegas, battling for a victory that could define their dreams and their careers. The sequel unites cast members from all the previous films.
Music Dance Romance Drama Sequel 3D    
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Hercules: The Thracian Wars
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Open: July 25, 2014 (wide)

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM), Paramount Pictures—Starring: Dwayne Johnson, Joseph Fiennes, John Hurt, Ian McShane / Director: Brett Ratner—“X-Men 3: The Last Stand”

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based on Radical Studios” graphic novel series Hercules: The Thracian Wars by Steve Moore (debuted May 2008)

The story follows Hercules, the powerful son of Zeus who, after the loss of his family, turns his back on the gods and finds his only solace in bloody battle. Over the years he warms to the company of six similar souls, their only bond being their love of fighting and presence of death. When the King of Thrace hires these mercenaries to train his men to become the greatest army of all time, it is time for this bunch of lost souls to finally have their eyes opened to how far they have fallen.

Fourteen-hundred years ago, a tormented soul walked the Earth that was neither man nor god. Hercules, powerful son of the god king Zeus, received nothing but suffering his entire life. After twelve arduous labors and the loss of his family, this dark, world-weary soul turned his back on the gods, finding his only solace in bloody battle. Over the years he warmed to the company of six similar souls, their only bond being their love of fighting and the presence of death. These men and woman never question where, why, or whom they go to fight; only how much they will be paid. Knowing this, the King of Thrace has hired these mercenaries to train his men to become the greatest army of all time. Hercules begins to question King Cotys” motives when he takes his army out to battle and sees them practice on innocent men, women, and children of their neighbors. Deep in his soul something stirs, but is it enough to stop a mad king and his army of the damned from marching across Greece—or even Olympus itself?!
Action Adventure Fantasy    
Friday, August 1, 2014
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Get On Up
Open: August 1, 2014

Universal Pictures —Starring: Chadwick Boseman, Dan Aykroyd, Viola Davis, Tika Sumpter, Octavia Spencer, Nelsan Ellis, Jill Scott / Director: Tate Taylor—“The Help” (2011), “Winter's Bone” (2010)

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A chronicle of James Brown's rise from extreme poverty to become one of the most influential R&B musicians in history.

In his follow-up to the four-time Academy Award-nominated blockbuster ‘The Help,’ Tate Taylor directs ‘42's’ Chadwick Boseman as James Brown in ‘Get On Up.’ Based on the incredible life story of the Godfather of Soul, the film gives a fearless look inside the music, moves and moods of Brown, taking audiences on the journey from his impoverished childhood to his evolution into one of the most influential figures of the 20th century, with a string of hits in the 1960s and ’70s including “Please, Please, Please,” “I Got You (I Feel Good),” “Papa’s Got a Brand New Bag” and many others.
Biography Music Drama    
ASSIGNED TO:
Raphael Vera
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Guardians of the Galaxy
Open: August 1, 2014 (wide)
Sci-Fi Action Adventure Superhero Comic Book 3D IMAX   by Aug. 3
Friday, August 8, 2014
Walt Disney Pictures
The Hundred-Foot Journey
Open: August 8, 2014 (wide)

Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures—Director: Lasse Hallström—“Chocolat” (2000), “The Cider House Rules” (1999), “What's Eating Gilbert Grape” (1993) / Producers: Steven Spielberg, Oprah Winfrey / Starring: Helen Mirren, Manish Dayal / Studio: DreamWorks Pictures

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A story centered around an Indian family who moves to France and opens a restaurant across the street from a Michelin-starred French restaurant, with the son becoming the culinary apprentice to his father's rival.

A rivalry exists between an Indian restaurant and the three-Michelin-star restaurant which is 100 feet away in a small village in the French Alps. The French restaurant is run by eccentric chef Madame Mallory, who reluctantly forms a mentoring bond with a young Indian boy whose family owns the rival eatery. The boy has a culinary awakening which leads him to Paris, the launch of his own restaurant, and a slew of new adventures. ‘The Hundred-Foot Journey’ is based on the international best-selling book by Richard C. Morais, officially described as follows:

A middle-aged chef, Hassan Haji, recounts his life’s journey, from his family’s modest restaurant in Mumbai to his elegant restaurant in Paris where he has conquered the insular world of French haute cuisine. A tragedy at home in Mumbai pushes Hassan’s boisterous family into a picaresque journey across Europe, where they ultimately settle opposite a famous chef, Madam Mallory, in the remote French village of Lumière. After a series of hilarious cultural mishaps, the grand French chef discovers, much to her horror, that the young boy cooking in the cheap Indian restaurant across the way is a chef with natural talents far superior to her own. A culinary war ensues, full of plot twists, pitting Hassan’s Mumbai-toughened father against the imperious Madam Mallory, a battle royale that finally reveals to young Hassan his true destiny in life.

Full of eccentric characters, vivid settings, and delicious meals, Hassan’s charming tale lays bare the inner workings of the elite world of French haute cuisine. In the process, however, Hassan also discovers a truism that bedevils any man who has gone out into the world to make his mark: the true costs of rising to the top are only revealed later in life.
Drama Adaptation    
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Into the Storm
also known as “Black Sky,” “Category Six”

Tagline: There is no calm before the storm

Open: August 8, 2014

New Line Cinema, Warner Bros.—Director: Steven Quale—“Final Destination 5” (2011) / Starring: Richard Armitage, Sarah Wayne Callies, Jeremy Sumpter, Matt Walsh, Nathan Kress, Kyle Davis

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In the span of a single day, the town of Silverton is ravaged by an unprecedented onslaught of tornadoes. The entire town is at the mercy of the erratic and deadly cyclones, even as storm trackers predict the worst is yet to come. Most people seek shelter, while others run towards the vortex, testing how far a storm chaser will go for that once-in-a-lifetime shot.

Told through the eyes and lenses of professional storm chasers, thrill-seeking amateurs, and courageous townspeople, Into the Storm throws you directly into the eye of the storm to experience Mother Nature at her most extreme.

Richard Armitage plays a widowed father who, with the help of storm chasers, tries to rescue his son.
Action Disaster Thriller PG-13
for sequences of intense destruction and peril, and language including some sexual references.
 
Distributor: Universal Pictures. Trademark logo.
Lucy
Open: August 8, 2014

Universal Pictures—Starring: Scarlett Johansson, Morgan Freeman, Analeigh Tipton / Director: Luc Besson

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A woman (Scarlett Johansson) is forced to become a drug mule. But the drug instead goes into her system, transforming her into a fighting machine. She can absorb knowledge instantaneously, is able to move objects with her mind and can't feel pain or other discomforts.
Sci-Fi Action Thriller    
ASSIGNED TO:
Jake Roberson
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Open: August 8, 2014
Live Action Adventure Crime Comedy   August 9
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Distributor: Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. Trademark logo.
Let's Be Cops
Open: August 13, 2014

Twentieth Century Fox Film Corp.—Starring: Nina Dobrev, King, Jake Johnson, Angela Kerecz, Damon Wayans Jr., James D'Arcy, Andy Garcia / Director: Luke Greenfield

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Two struggling pals dress as police officers for a costume party and become neighborhood sensations. But when these newly-minted ‘heroes’ get tangled in a real life web of mobsters and dirty detectives, they must put their fake badges on the line.
Action Comedy R
for language including sexual references, some graphic nudity, violence and drug use.
 
Friday, August 15, 2014
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The Expendables 3
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Open: August 15, 2014

Lionsgate—Starring: Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Harrison Ford, Jet Li, Mel Gibson, Wesley Snipes, Antonio Banderas, Dolph Lundgren, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Kellan Lutz, Terry Crews, Kelsey Grammer / Director: Patrick Hughes

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Barney (Stallone), Christmas (Statham) and the rest of the team comes face-to-face with Conrad Stonebanks (Gibson), who years ago co-founded The Expendables with Barney. Stonebanks subsequently became a ruthless arms trader and someone who Barney was forced to kill... or so he thought. Stonebanks, who eluded death once before, now is making it his mission to end The Expendables—but Barney has other plans. Barney decides that he has to fight old blood with new blood, and brings in a new era of Expendables team members, recruiting individuals who are younger, faster and more tech-savvy. The latest mission becomes a clash of classic old-school style versus high-tech expertise in the Expendables' most personal battle yet.
Action Adventure Thriller    
Distributor: Universal Pictures. Trademark logo.
As Above, So Below
Open: August 15, 2014

Universal Pictures—Production Co: Legendary Pictures / Director: John Erick Dowdle

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A thriller centered on two archaeologists in search of a lost treasure in the catacombs below Paris.
Thriller    
ASSIGNED TO:
John Decker
Alternate:
  • Alexander Malsan
The Giver
Open: August 15, 2014
Sci-Fi Fantasy Action Adventure Drama Adaptation    
Friday, August 22, 2014
Distributor: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM). Trademark logo.
If I Stay
Open: August 22, 2014

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)—Starring: Chloë Grace Moretz

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Based on Gayle Forman's novel of the same name. It centers on a gifted classical musician and her indie rockstar boyfriend who's forced to choose between life and death when she's in a car accident with her family.

A chronicle of a fatal car accident involving 17-year-old musician Mia And her boyfriend. The crash puts Mia in a coma and claims the life of her family.
Fantasy Drama    
TriStar Pictures
When the Game Stands Tall
Open: August 22, 2014 (wide)

TriStar Pictures (Sony Pictures)—Production Co: Affirm Films / Starring: Jim Caviezel, Laura Dern, Alexander Ludwig, Michael Chiklis, Clancy Brown

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The journey of legendary football coach Bob Ladouceur (Jim Caviezel), who took the De La Salle High School Spartans from obscurity to a 151-game winning streak that shattered all records for any American sport—undefeated for 12 consecutive seasons.

Based on the 2003 book by Neil Hayes.
Sports Drama True Story    
Applicants:
  • Liz Watkins
  • David Simpson
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Frank Miller's Sin City: A Dame to Kill For
Open: August 22, 2014 (wide)

Dimension Films, The Weinstein Company—Starring: Mickey Rourke, Jessica Alba, Bruce Willis, Rosario Dawson, Josh Brolin, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Jeremy Piven, Ray Liotta, Juno Temple, Powers Boothe, Stacy Keach / Director: Robert Rodriguez, Frank Miller

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‘Sin City: A Dame to Kill For‘ weaves together two of Frank Miller’s classic stories with new tales in which the town’s most hard boiled citizens cross paths with some of its more repulsive inhabitants.

In ‘Sin City: A Dame to Kill For,” Dwight is hunted down by the only woman he ever loved, Ava Lord, and then watches his life go straight to hell. Chronologically, this story takes place prior to ‘The Big Fat Kill‘ (featured in the film ‘Frank Miller’s Sin City’) and explains how Dwight came to have a dramatically different face.
Action Crime Thriller Drama    
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Distributor: Relativity Media. Trademark logo.
November Man
Open: August 27, 2014

Relativity Media—Starring: Pierce Brosnan, Olga Kurylenko, Will Patton, Eliza Taylor / Director: Roger Donaldson—“The Bank Job” (2008), “The Recruit” (2003), “The World's Fastest Indian” (2005)

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Based on Bill Granger's There Are No Spies, the seventh book in Granger's 13-part "November Man" series. An ex-CIA operative is brought back in on a very personal mission and finds himself pitted against his former pupil in a deadly game involving high level CIA officials and the Russian president-elect.
Action Thriller Adaptation R
for strong violence including a sexual assault, language, sexuality/nudity and brief drug use.
 
Friday, August 29, 2014
Distributor: Lionsgate Films. Trademark logo.
Jessabelle
Open: August 29, 2014

Lionsgate—Starring: Sarah Snook, Mark Webber, Joelle Carter / Director: Kevin Greutert—“Donnie Darko” (2001), “Saw” (2004)

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A young woman recuperating at her father’s run-down home after a tragic accident soon encounters a terrifying presence with a connection to her long-deceased mother.

From the producer of ‘Paranormal Activity,” ‘insidious,” ‘Sinister,” and the upcoming ‘Dark Skies.” After losing her fiancé in a horrific accident, Jessabelle is forced to recuperate at her father’s ruined Louisiana mansion, where she discovers a strange gift from her long-dead mother, and a terrifying presence determined to destroy her.
Horror Thriller PG-13
for sequences of horror violence and terror.
 
Distributor: Roadside Attractions. Trademark logo.
Life of Crime
Open: August 29, 2014

Roadside Attractions—Starring: Jennifer Aniston, Tim Robbins, Will Forte, John Hawkes, Mark Boone Junior, Mos Def

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Ordell Robbie and Louis Gara hit it off in prison, where they were both doing time for grand theft auto. Now that they're out, they're joining forces for one big score.
Crime Comedy    
Distributor: Relativity Media. Trademark logo.
Jane Got a Gun
Open: August 29, 2014

Relativity Media—Starring: Natalie Portman, Ewan McGregor, Joel Edgerton, Noah Emmerich, Rodrigo Santoro / Director: Gavin O'Connor

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Follows a woman whose outlaw husband returns home riddled with bullet wounds and barely alive. When her husband’s gang eventually tracks him down to finish the job, she is forced to reach out to an ex-lover and ask if he will help defend her farm.
Western Crime Thriller Drama    
ASSIGNED TO:
Laura Bennett
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One Chanceleave your comments
Open: August 29, 2014
Biography Music Comedy PG-13
for some language and sexual material.
 
Friday, September 5, 2014
Distributor: Lionsgate Films. Trademark logo.
Addicted
Open: September 5, 2014

Lionsgate—Starring: Kat Graham, Boris Kodjoe, William Levy, Tasha Smith, Sharon Leal, Garrett Hines, King, Emayatzy Corinealdi, Tyson Beckford / Director: Bille Woodruff

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a woman’s sex addiction threatens to ruin her family life / based on the novel by New York Times best-selling author Zane For successful African-American businesswoman Zoe Reynard, finding the pleasure she wants, the way she wants it, is not worth the risk of losing everything she has: marriage to the man she has loved since childhood, a thriving company, three wonderful children. But Zoe feels helpless in the grip of an overpowering addiction… to sex.

Finding a compassionate woman therapist to help her, Zoe finally summons the courage to tell her torrid story, a tale of guilt and desire as shocking as it is compelling. From the sensitive artist with whom she spends stolen hours on rumpled sheets to the rough and violent man who draws her toward destruction, Zoe is a woman desperately searching for fulfillment—and something darker, deeper, and perhaps deadly. As her life spins out of control and her sexual escapades carry her toward a dangerous choice, Zoe is racing against time to uncover the source of her ‘fatal attraction’—as chilling secrets tumble forth from the recesses of a woman’s mind, and perilous temptations lead toward a climax that can threaten her sanity, her marriage… and her life.
Action Drama Adaptation    
Friday, September 12, 2014
Screen Gems
No Good Deed
Open: September 12, 2014

Screen Gems (Sony Pictures)—Starring: Taraji P. Henson, Idris Elba, Leslie Bibb / Director: Sam Miller

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A wife and mother of two, lives an ideal life that takes a turn when her family is threatened by a stranger who talks his way into her house, claiming car trouble. The unexpected invitation leaves her terrorized and fighting for survival.

‘No Good Deed’ centers around a former district attorny turned stay-at-home mom (Taraji P. Henson—“Person of Interest”).
Thriller    
Distributor: Universal Pictures. Trademark logo.
Search Party
Open: September 12, 2014

Universal Pictures—Starring: Alison Brie, Krysten Ritter, J. Miller, Thomas Middleditch, Shannon Woodward, Adam Pally / Director: Scot Armstrong—“Old School” (2003), “The Hangover Part II” (2011), “Road Trip” (2000)

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Friends Evan and Jason try to reunite their buddy Nardo with his estranged fiance, whom they scared off at the altar. After Nardo is carjacked and left naked and broke in Mexico, they begin a series of misadventures south of the Rio Grande.
Comedy    
Distributor: Warner Brothers Pictures. Trademark logo.
This Is Where I Leave You
Open: September 12, 2014

Warner Bros.—Starring: Jason Bateman, Tina Fey, Rose Byrne, Jane Fonda, Kathryn Hahn, Corey Stoll, Abigail Spencer / Director: Shawn Levy

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A Jewish family that isn't used to observing their faith's traditions is forced to fulfill their father's final wish and sit Shivah together for an entire week and confront their problems.

Based on the novel This Is Where I Leave You by Jonathan Tropper which is described as follows:

The death of Judd Foxman’s father marks the first time that the entire Foxman family-including Judd’s mother, brothers, and sister-have been together in years. Conspicuously absent: Judd’s wife, Jen, whose fourteen-month affair with Judd’s radio-shock-jock boss has recently become painfully public.

Simultaneously mourning the death of his father and the demise of his marriage, Judd joins the rest of the Foxmans as they reluctantly submit to their patriarch’s dying request: to spend the seven days following the funeral together. In the same house. Like a family.

As the week quickly spins out of control, longstanding grudges resurface, secrets are revealed, and old passions reawakened. For Judd, it’s a weeklong attempt to make sense of the mess his life has become while trying in vain not to get sucked into the regressive battles of his madly dysfunctional family. All of which would be hard enough without the bomb Jen dropped the day Judd’s father died: She’s pregnant.
Comedy Drama R
for language, sexual content and some drug use.
 
Friday, September 19, 2014
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Open: September 19, 2014

Tom Hardy, Noomi Rapace, James Gandolfini

Crime Drama R  
Friday, September 26, 2014
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The Equalizer
Open: September 26, 2014 (wide)

Columbia Pictures (Sony Pictures)—Starring: Denzel Washington, Chloë Grace Moretz, Bill Pullman, Melissa Leo, Marton Csokas / Director: Antoine Fuqua—“Training Day” (2001), “Shooter” (2007), “Olympus Has Fallen” (2013)

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Denzel Washington plays a former black ops commando who faked his death for a quiet life in Boston. He comes out of his retirement to rescue a young girl, Teri (Chloë Grace Moretz), and finds himself face to face with Russian gangsters.

This is a feature film version of the classic television show. Denzel Washington plays Robert McCall, a retired intelligence officer seeking redemption for his dark deeds by helping the powerless. The mysterious former covert operations officer helps people in trouble. He is living a quiet life while working at a Home Depot, when one act of kindness toward a prostitute (Chloe Moretz) gets him embroiled with the Russian mob. Marton Csokas plays a vicious fixer for the Russians.
Action Adventure Thriller Drama Adaptation    
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A Matter of Faith

Tagline: When worldviews collide, sometimes it becomes… a matter of faith.

Open: September 26, 2014

Five and Two Pictures—Produced by Rich Christiano

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This film deals with the vital subject of Creation versus Evolution. Briefly, our movie is about a Christian girl named Rachel (Jordan Trovillion) who goes off to college for her freshman year and begins to be influenced by her popular Biology Professor Kaman (Harry Anderson) who teaches that evolution is the answer to the origins of life. When Rachel's father (Jay Pickett) suspects something happening with his daughter as she returns home for a visit from college, he begins to examine the situation. What he discovers completely catches him off guard, and becoming very concerned about his daughter drifting away from the faith, he tries to do something about it!

One of a parent's greatest fear is their child, being raised in a Christian home, straying from the foundation of their faith once they enter college, especially a secular university. This movie deals with that subject, plus other important issues regarding the Christian life. We believe this can be the most far reaching film we have ever produced. The story will set the table for the viewer to make a choice between evolution and creation, and more importantly, presents a heartfelt appeal to receive the Lord Jesus Christ.
Faith-based Drama    
Friday, November 21, 2014
ASSIGNED TO:
David Criswell
Alternate:
  • Alexander Malsan
  • David Johnson
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Friday, January 30, 2014
ASSIGNED TO:
Alexander Malsan
Distributor: Paramount Pictures Corporation. Trademark logo.
Project Almanacleave your comments
also known as “Welcome to Yesterday”

Tagline: To fix your past, would you risk your future?

Open: January 30, 2015
Sci-Fi Suspense Thriller    
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