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Director: Jordan Vogt-Roberts
Screenwriter: Chris Galletta
Length: 1h 33m
Frustrated with their lives at home, two teenagers named Joe (Robinson) and Patrick (Basso) decide one summer to run away into the woods and live on their own. Together, also joined by a mysterious and bizarre boy named Biaggio (Arias), the teens build a house, “forage” for food, and have the adventure of their lives.
Director: Louis Leterrier
Length: 1h 55m
A mysterious hooded figure gathers together four talented magicians (Eisenberg, Fisher, Harrelson, Franco) and turns them into a team called The Four Horsemen. During a big Las Vegas show, they pull off the trick of stealing 3 million euros from a Parisian bank. FBI agent Dylan Rhodes (Ruffalo) and Interpol agent Alma Dray (Laurent) are tasked with finding any explanation for the heist beyond magic. They’re helped by a former magician now devoted to exposing the secrets behind the trickery, Thaddeus Bradley (Freeman), but as the group pulls off one heist after another, Rhodes slowly discovers there might be something more sinister at work. Read the rest of this entry »
Director: Justin Lin
Screenwriters: Chris Morgan
Length: 2 hours 10 minutes
When a new crew of fast-driving thieves – led by Owen Shaw (Evans) – wreak havoc in London, Federal Agent Hobbs (Johnson) calls in Dominic Toretto (Diesel) and his retired crew to help stop them. However, Dom is attracted to the job by more than just the full pardons Hobbs has promised if they succeed, as his former crew member and girlfriend, Letty (Rodriguez), seems to have survived her apparent death in Fast & Furious, and is now working with Shaw. Read the rest of this entry »
Director: J.J. Abrams
After a mysterious terrorist (Cumberbatch) attacks Starfleet, Captain James T. Kirk (Pine), First Officer Spock (Quinto), Lt. Uhura (Saldana), and the rest of the crew aboard the U.S.S. Enterprise make it their mission to find him and bring him to justice. They soon find that not only is the terrorist more dangerous than they bargained for, but that there is a larger conspiracy at play.
Director: Shane Black
Screenwriters: Drew Pearce, Shane Black
Length: 2h 10m
The world is facing a grave new terrorist threat, and it goes by the name of The Mandarin (Kingsley). The precocious Tony Stark, a.k.a. Iron Man (Downey Jr.), is at a loss in figuring out how the maniac has left no evidence of how his efforts have caused so much destruction. And after Tony is forced to take one attack personally, he invites The Mandarin to make him his next target – which he does.
In reeling from an explosive ambush at his home, Tony discovers that Aldrich Killian (Pearce) – a genius he once ignored – is in cahoots with The Mandarin, turning humans into living bombs. With the help of Col. James Rhodes, a.k.a. Iron Patriot (Cheadle), Tony must uncover The Mandarin’s master plan and thwart it, all the while dealing with unsettling anxieties left over from his adventure with The Avengers. Will Tony redeem himself for underestimating the evil potential of Aldrich Killian, and spare the world of any more terror from The Mandarin? There’s only one way to find out.
Director: Joseph Kosinski
Length: 2h 4m
The year is 2077. Earth has been devastated after a nuclear war with extraterrestrial forces, and the human race has migrated to live on one of Saturn’s moons while a select few have stayed behind to clean up the mess. Jack Harper (Tom Cruise) is one of these people. Two weeks away from the end of his contract on Earth, however, he begins to discover some unsettling truths about the planet’s current state, and he finds that he may be the only person who can make things right.
Director: Fede Alvarez
Screenwriters: Fede Alvarez and Rodo Sayagues
Length: 1h 31m
Mia (Jane Levy), her brother David (Shiloh Fernandez), and a few of their friends are retreating to an old family-owned cabin deep in the woods in order to seclude Mia from everyday life. The reason for this is because Mia is trying desperately to force herself to kick her drug addiction, but needs the others’ help. Once at the cabin, however, evidence of an evil presence reveals itself in the form of a book with demonic incantations. After reading from the book the group begins suffering an onslaught of the foulest, most gruesome terrors they could ever imagine, until only one of them is left to survive the emergence of evil incarnate.
Director: Chan-Wook Park
Length: 1 hour, 39 minutes
After the untimely death of her father (Dermot Mulroney), 18-year-old India Stoker (Mia Wasikowska) and her temperamental mother (Nicole Kidman) find their world shaken by the sudden arrival of her father’s long-lost brother Charlie (Matthew Goode). Once he takes up residence with the bereft, India finds herself changed by his presence – but in a way she doesn’t quite yet understand.
Director: Katharine Bigelow
Screenwriter: Mark Boal
Length: 2h 37m
The United States’ War on Terror began after the attacks of September 11th, 2001, with the leader of Al Qaeda, Osama bin Laden, embracing responsibility. Over the next decade, bin Laden was the most wanted man in the world. Maya (Chastain), the spearhead of every initiative designated to finding bin Laden, started out green with on-the-ground intelligence dealing, but quickly found her footing. Her tenacity and resilience pays off in the end, but not before terrorist threats take an incalculable toll on both her and her fellow countrymen. But as the hunt comes to its long awaited end, she must grapple with what comes next.
Director: Lasse Hallström
Runtime: 1 hour 55 minutes
Katie (Hough) arrives in Southport, North Carolina on a bus traveling from Boston to Atlanta. On the lam from the determined Detective Tierney (Lyons) and sporting a new hairstyle, she decides to live a low profile life in the town. She works at a local restaurant and buys a cabin in the woods, but she catches the attention of Alex (Duhamel), a shop-owning, damaged single dad. Though she resists his charms at first, with some convincing from her friendly neighbor, Jo (Smulders), she stops resisting even as her mysterious past threatens to ruin her new life. Read the rest of this entry »