Monday, May 23, 2022

This is a very biased list of upcoming theatrical releases, only highlighting the things that I am personally interested in. So for your more general/more objective listings, check out Box Office Mojo or IMDb or The Numbers. Last updated from Box Office Mojo 6/15/12.

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2012

June 2012

June 1

Pick of the Week

Snow White and the Huntsman
Director: Rupert Sanders
Starring: Charlize Theron, Kristen Stewart, Chris Hemsworth
Synopsis: In a twist to the fairy tale, the Huntsman ordered to take Snow White into the woods to be killed winds up becoming her protector and mentor in a quest to vanquish the Evil Queen.
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Not Interested

Battlefield America
Director: Chris Stokes
Starring: Marques Houston, Mekia Cox, Christopher Jones
Synopsis: A young businessman hires an instructor to turn a group of misfit kids into a team on the underground dance competition circuit.

Piranha 3DD
Director: John Gulager
Starring: Christopher Lloyd, Katrina Bowden, Danielle Panabaker
Synopsis: After the events at Lake Victoria, the pre-historic school of blood-thirsty piranhas make their way into a newly opened waterpark.

Others

Five Broken Cameras (Kino Lorber)
Pink Ribbons, Inc. (First Run)
Rowdy Rathore (UTV Communications)

June 8

Pick of the Week

Prometheus
Director: Ridley Scott
Starring: Michael Fassbender, Guy Pearce, Charlize Theron, Patrick Wilson, Idris Elba, Noomi Rapace
Synopsis: A team of explorers discover a clue to the origins of mankind on Earth, leading them on a journey to the darkest corners of the universe. There, they must fight a terrifying battle to save the future of the human race.
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Definitely See

Safety Not Guaranteed
Director: Colin Trevorrow
Starring: Aubrey Plaza, Mark Duplass, Jake M. Johnson, Karan Soni
Synopsis: Three magazine employees head out on an assignment to interview a guy who placed a classified ad seeking a companion for time travel.
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Maybe See

Lola Versus
Director: David Wain
Starring: Greta Gerwig, Zoe Lister Jones, Hamish Linklater
Synopsis: Dumped by her boyfriend just three weeks before their wedding, Lola enlists her close friends for a series of adventures she hopes will help her come to terms with approaching 30 as a single woman.

Not Interested

Bel Ami
Director: Declan Donnellan, Nick Ormerod
Starring: Robert Pattinson, Christina Ricci, Uma Thurman, Kristin Scott Thomas
Synopsis: A chronicle of a young man’s rise to power in Paris via his manipulation of the city’s most influential and wealthy women.

Madagascar 3
Director: Eric Darnell
Starring: Jada Pinkett Smith, Ben Stiller, David Schwimmer
Synopsis: Alex the Lion, Marty the Zebra, Melman the Giraffe and Gloria the Hippo join a traveling circus in an effort to get back home to New York.
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Others

Double Trouble (China Lion)
Peace, Love and Misunderstanding (IFC)

June 15

Not Interested

Rock of Ages
Director: Adam Shankman
Starring: Tom Cruise, Bryan Cranston, Malin Akerman
Synopsis: A small-town girl arrives in Hollywood at the height of the 1980s rock-music scene.
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That’s My Boy (formerly I Hate You, Dad)
Director: Sean Anders, John Morris
Starring: Adam Sandler, Leighton Meester, Susan Sarandon, James Caan, Andy Samberg, Will Forte, Milo Ventimiglia
Synopsis: A disagreeable father moves in with his son before he’s about to get married.

Others

Your Sister’s Sister (IFC)
Marina Abramovic: The Artist is Present (Music Box Films)
Something From Nothing: The Art of Rap (Indomina Media)
The Woman in the Fifth (ATO Pictures)

June 22

Pick of the Week

Brave
Director: Mark Andrews
Starring: Kelly McDonald, Emma Thompson, Robbie Coltrane
Synopsis: Scottish princess, Merida, defies her parents by persuing an interest in archery, but inadvertently jeopardizes her father’s kingdom in the process.
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Definitely See

To Rome With Love (formerly Nero Fiddled, formerly Bop Decameron)
Director: Woody Allen
Starring: Alec Baldwin, Ellen Page, Jesse Eisenberg, Penelope Cruz, Roberto Benigni
Synopsis: A quartet of vignettes set in Rome.

Would Like to See

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter
Director: Timur Bekmambetov
Starring: Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Dominic Cooper and Jimmi Simpson
Synopsis: President Lincoln’s mother is killed by a supernatural creature, which fuels his passion to crush vampires and their slave-owning helpers.

Might See

Seeking a Friend for the End of the World
Director: Lorene Scafaria
Starring: Keira Knightley, Adam Brody, Steve Carell, Connie Britton, Melanie Lynskey, Patton Oswalt, Gillian Jacobs, Rob Corddry.
Synopsos: As an asteroid nears Earth, a man finds himself alone after his wife leaves in a panic. He decides to take a road trip to reunite with his high school sweetheart.

Others

The Invisible War (Cinedigm Entertainment)
Kumare (Kino Lorber)

June 29

Pick of the Week

Take This Waltz
Director: Sarah Polley
Starring: Seth Rogen, Michelle Williams, Sarah Silverman
Synopsis: A funny, bittersweet and heart-wrenching story about a woman struggling to choose between two different types of love.
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Definitely See

Beasts of the Southern Wild
Director: Benh Zeitlin
Starring: Quvenzhané Wallis, Dwight Henry, Levy Easterly
Synopsis: Faced with her father’s fading health and environmental changes that release an army of prehistoric creatures called aurochs, six-year-old Hushpuppy leaves her Delta-community home in search of her mother.
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Would Like to See

Unforgivable
Director: André Téchiné
Starring: André Dussollier, Carole Bouquet, Mélanie Thierry
Synopsis: A mystery writer hires an ex-con to tail his much-younger bisexual wife, and then ends up hiring his wife’s former lover, a female detective, when his daughter goes missing.
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Maybe See

Magic Mike
Director: Steven Soderbergh
Starring: Channing Tatum, Alex Pettyfer, Olivia Munn
Synopsis: An upstart male stripper is taken under the wing of a more experienced colleagues.
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Not Interested

People Like Us
Director: Alex Kurtzman
Starring: Chris Pine, Elizabeth Banks, Michelle Pfeiffer
Synopsis: A man is tasked with delivering $150,000 of his deceased father’s fortune to the sister he has never met.
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Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Witness Protection
Director: Tyler Perry
Starring: Tyler Perry, Eugene Levy, Denise Richards
Synopsis: A Wall Street investment banker who has been set up as the linchpin of his company’s mob-backed Ponzi scheme is relocated with his family to Aunt Madea’s southern home.
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Ted

Director: Seth MacFarlane
Starring: Mila Kunis, Mark Wahlberg, Seth MacFarlane
Synopsis: A story centered on a man and his teddy bear, who comes to life as the result of a childhood wish.

Others

Neil Young Journeys (Sony Classics)
Last Ride (Music Box Films)

July 2012

July 6

Pick of the Week

The Amazing Spider-Man (Tuesday)
Director: Marc Webb
Starring: Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Martin Sheen
Synopsis:
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Maybe See

Savages
Director: Oliver Stone
Starring: Blake Lively, Trevor Donovan, John Travolta
Synopsis: Pot growers Ben and Chon face off against the Mexican drug cartel who kidnapped their shared girlfriend.
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Others

Katy Perry: Part of Me (Paramount)
China Heavyweight (Zeitgeist)
Crazy Eyes (Strand)

July 13

Maybe See

The Imposter
Director: Bart Layton
Starring: Adam O’Brian, Anna Ruben, Cathy Dresbach
Synopsis: A documentary centered on a young Frenchman who convinces a grieving Texas family that he is their 16-year-old son who went missing for 3 years.
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Alps
Director: Yorgos Lanthimos
Starring: Aris Servetalis, Johnny Vekris, Ariane Labed, Aggeliki Papoulia
Tagline: When the end is here the Alps are near.
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Trishna
Director: Michael Winterbottom
Starring: Freida Pinto, Riz Ahmed, Roshan Seth
Synopsis: The story of the tragic relationship between the son of a property developer and the daughter of an auto rickshaw owner.
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Not Interested

Ice Age: Continental Drift
Directors: Steve Martino, Mike Thurmeier
Starring: Ray Romano, Denis Leary, John Leguizamo
Synopsis: Manny, Diego, and Sid embark upon another adventure after their continent is set adrift. Using an iceberg as a ship, they encounter sea creatures and battle pirates as they explore a new world.
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Others

Ballplayer: Pelotero (Strand)
Red Lights (Millennium Ent.)
Three Stars (Music Box Films)
Union Square (Dada Films)

July 20

Pick of the Week

The Dark Knight Rises
Director: Christopher Nolan
Starring: Christian Bale, Anne Hathaway, Tom Hardy, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Gary Oldman, Marion Cotillard, Michael Caine, Juno Temple, Morgan Freeman, Matthew Modine
Synopsis:
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Others

Grassroots (Samuel Goldwyn)
War of the Buttons (Weinstein)
The Well-Digger’s Daughter (Kino Lorber)

July 27

Pick of the Week

Easy Money (aka Snabba Cash)
Director: Daniel Espinosa
Starring: Joel Kinnaman, Matias Varela, Dragomir Mrsic
Synopsis: A three-tiered story centered around drugs and organized crime, and focused on a young man who becomes a runner for a coke dealer.
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Maybe See

Killer Joe
Director: William Friedkin
Starring: Matthew McConaughey, Emile Hirsch, Juno Temple, Gina Gershon, Thomas Hadon Church
Synopsis: When a debt puts a young man’s life in danger, he turns to putting a hit out on his evil mother in order to collect the insurance.
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Not Interested

Step-Up Revolution
Director: Scott Speer
Starring: Kathryn McCormick, Adam G. Sevani, Ryan Guzman, Alyson Stoner, Joshua Drew, Stephen Boss
Synopsis: Emily arrives in Miami with aspirations to become a professional dancer. She sparks with Sean, the leader of a dance crew whose neighborhood is threatened by Emily’s father’s development plans.
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The Watch (formerly Neighborhood Watch)
Director: Akiva Shaffer
Starring: Jonah Hill, Ben Stiller, Vince Vaughn
Synopsis: Suburban dads form a neighborhood watch group to get time away from their families, only to discover a conspiracy.
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Others

Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry (IFC)
Klown (Drafthouse)
Ruby Sparks (Fox Searchlight)
Searching for Sugar Man (Sony Classics)

August 2012

August 3

Pick of the Week

The Bourne Legacy
Director: Tony Gilroy
Starring: Jeremy Renner, Rachel Weisz, Edward Norton, Oscar Isaac, Joan Allen
Synopsis: Centered on a new CIA operative in the universe based on Robert Ludlum’s novels.
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Would Like to See

Total Recall
Director: Len Wiseman
Starring: Colin Farrell, Bokeem Woodbine, Bryan Cranston, Kate Beckinsale, Jennifer Biel, Bill Nighy, Ethan Hawke
Synopsis: As the nation states Euromerica and New Shanghai vie for supremacy, a factory worker (Farrell) begins to suspect that he’s a spy, though he is unaware which side of the fight he’s on.
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Celeste and Jesse Forever
Director: Lee Toland Krieger
Starring: Rashida Jones, Andy Samberg, Emma Roberts, Elija Wood
Synopsis: A divorcing couple tries to maintain their friendship while they both pursue other people.

Not Interested

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days
Director: David Bowers
Starring: Steve Zahn, Rachael Harris, Devon Bostick
Synopsis: School is out and Greg is ready for the days of summer, when all his plans go wrong. What on earth is he going to do all summer?
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Others

360 (Magnolia)
Sushi: The Global Catch (Alive Mind Cinema)

August 10

Not Interested

The Campaign (formerly Dog Fight)
Director: Jay Roach
Starring: Will Ferrell, Zach Galifianakis, Jason Sudeikis
Synopsis: Two rival North Carolina politicians with presidential aspirations tangle with one another.
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Hope Springs (formerly Great Hope Springs)
Director: David Frankel
Starring: Steve Carell, Meryl Streep, Tommy Lee Jones
Synopsis: After thirty years of marriage, a middle-aged couple attends an intense counseling weekend to decide the fate of their marriage.
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Others

Meet the Fokkens (Kino Lorber)
Red Hook Summer (Variance Films)

August 17

Pick of the Week

Cosmopolis
Director: David Cronenberg
Starring: Robert Pattinson, Juliette Binoche, Sarah Gadon, Mathieu Amalric, Jay Baruchel, Samantha Morton, Paul Giamatti
Synopsis: Follows a multimillionaire on a 24-hour odyssey across Manhattan.
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Definitely See

ParaNorman
Director: Chris Butler, Sam Fell
Starring: Anna Kendrick, Leslie Mann, John Goodman
Synopsis: A misunderstood boy who can speak with the dead, takes on ghosts, zombies and moronic grown-ups to save his town from a centuries-old curse.
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Maybe See

The Expendables 2
Director: Simon West
Starring: Jason Statham, Nicolas Cage, Bruce Willis, Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Liam Hemsworth, Chuck Norris
Synopsis: Mr. Church reunites the Expendables for what should be an easy paycheck, but when one of their men is murdered on the job, their quest for revenge puts them deep in enemy territory and up against an unexpected threat.
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Not Interested

The Odd Life of Timothy Green (15th)
Director: Peter Hedges
Starring: Joel Edgerton, Jennifer Garner, Ron Livingston
Synopsis: A childless couple bury a box in their backyard, containing all of their wishes for an infant. Soon, a child is born, though Timothy Green is not all that he appears.
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Sparkle
Director: Salim Akil
Starring: Jordin Sparks, Mike Epps, Derek Luke, Whitney Houston
Synopsis: Three sisters form a successful singing group and must deal with the fallout of fame and drugs.
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Others

Beloved (IFC)
Ek Tha Tiger (Yash Raj)
Why Stop Now? (IFC)

August 24

Pick of the Week

Premium Rush
Director: David Koepp
Starring: Jamie Chung, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Michael Shannon
Synopsis: In Manhattan, a bike messenger picks up an envelope that attracts the interest of a dirty cop, who pursues the cyclist throughout the city.
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Maybe See

Hit & Run
Director: David Palmer, Dax Shepard
Starring: Dax Shepard, Kristen Bell, Bradley Cooper
Synopsis: Former getaway driver Charlie Bronson jeopardizes his Witness Protection Plan identity in order to help his girlfriend get to Los Angeles. The feds and Charlie’s former gang chase them on the road.
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Robot & Frank
Director: Jake Schreier
Starring: Frank Langella, James Marsden, Liv Tyler
Synopsis: Set in the near future, ‘Robot and Frank’ is an offbeat buddy movie about an elderly ex-jewel thief and his new caretaker robot.

The Apparition
Director: Todd Lincoln
Starring: Ashley Greene, Sebastian Stan, Tom Felton
Synopsis: A couple are haunted by a supernatural presence that is unleashed during a college experiment.
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Others

Samsara (Oscilloscope Pictures)
Sleepwalk with Me (IFC)

August 31

Pick of the Week

Lawless (formerly The Wettest County)
Director: John Hillcoat
Starring: Tom Hardy, Jessica Chastain, Gary Oldman, Shia LaBeouf, Mia Wasikowska, Guy Pearce
Synopsis: Set in the Depression-era Franklin County, Virginia, a bootlegging gang is threatened by authorities who want a cut of their profits.
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Not Interested

The Possession
Director: Ole Bornedal
Starring: Natasha Calis, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Kyra Sedgwick
Synopsis: A young girl buys an antique box at a yard sale, unaware that inside the collectible lives a malicious ancient spirit. The girl’s father teams with his ex-wife to find a way to end the curse upon their child.
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Others

For a Good Time, Call… (IFC)
Oogiloves in the BIG Balloon Adventure (Kenn Viselman Presents)
Rebirth (China Lion)

September 2012

September 7

Pick of the Week

Gangster Squad
Director: Ruben Fleischer
Starring: Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, Mireille Enos, Sean Penn, Anthony Mackie, Josh Brolin, Giovanni Ribisi
Synopsis: A chronicle of the LAPD’s fight to keep East Coast Mafia types out of Los Angeles in the 1940s and 50s.
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Would Like to See

The Words
Director: Brian Klugman, Lee Sternthal
Starring: Bradley Cooper, Zoe Saldana, Dennis Quaid, Olivia Wilde, Ben Barnes, Jeremy Irons
Synopsis: A writer at the peak of his literary success discovers the steep price he must pay for stealing another man’s work.
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Maybe See

The Cold Light of Day
Director: Mabrouk El Mechri
Starring: Henry Cavill, Bruce Willis, Sigourney Weaver
Synopsis: A young American uncovers a conspiracy during his attempt to save his family, who were kidnapped while on vacation in Spain.
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Others

Girl Model (First Run)
Hello I Must Be Going (Oscilloscope Pictures)
Keep the Lights On (Music Box Films)
A Lonely Place for Dying (Humble Magi)

September 14

Pick of the Week

Resident Evil: Retribution
Director: Paul W.S. Anderson
Starring: Milla Jovovich, Sienna Guillory, Michelle Rodriguez
Synopsis: Alice fights alongside a resistance movement in the continuing battle against the Umbrella Corporation and the undead.
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Maybe See

The Perks of Being a Wallflower
Director: Stephen Chbosky
Starring: Logan Lerman, Emma Watson, Ezra Miller
Synopsis: An introvert freshman is taken under the wings of two seniors who welcome him to the real world.
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Finding Nemo 3D
Director: Andrew Stanton, Lee Unkrich
Starring: Albert Brooks, Ellen DeGeneres, Alexander Gould
Synopsis: After his son is captured in the Great Barrier Reef and taken to Sydney, a timid clownfish sets out on a journey to bring him home.
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Others

Liberal Arts (IFC)

September 21

Pick of the Week

Killing Them Softly (formerly Cogan’s Trade)
Director: Andrew Dominik
Starring: Brad Pitt, James Gandolfini, Richard Jenkins, Ray Liotta
Synopsis: Jackie Cogan is a professional enforcer who investigates a heist that went down during a mob-protectedpoker game.

Maybe See

The House at the End of the Street
Director: Mark Tonderai
Starring: Jennifer Lawrence, Elisabeth Shue, Gil Bellows
Synopsis: A mother and daughter move to a new town and find themselves living next door to a house where a young girl murdered her parents. When the daughter befriends the surviving son, she learns the story is far from over.
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Dredd
Director: Pete Travis
Starring: Lena Headey, Karl Urban, Olivia Thirlby
Synopsis: In a violent, futuristic city, the police have the authority to act as judge, jury and executioner.

Not Interested

Hotel Transylvania
Director: Genndy Tartakovsky
Starring: Adam Sandler, Steve Buscemi, Kevin James
Synopsis: Dracula, who operates a high-end resort away from the human world, goes into overprotective mode when a boy discovers the resort and falls for the count’s teen-aged daughter.
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September 28

Pick of the Week

Looper
Director: Rian Johnson
Starring: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Bruce Willis, Emily Blunt, Paul Dano, Jeff Daniels
Synopsis: A killer who works for the mob of the future recognizes one of his targets as his future self.

Maybe See

End of Watch
Director: David Ayer
Starring: Jake Gyllenhaal, America Ferrera, Anna Kendrick
Synopsis: A drama centered on the long-term friendship and partnership between two cops.
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Trouble With the Curve
Director: Robert Lorenz
Starring: Clint Eastwood, Amy Adams, Justin Timberlake, John Goodman, Matthew Lillard
Synopsis: An ailing baseball scout in his twilight years takes his daughter along for one last recruiting trip.

Won’t Back Down (formerly Learning to Fly, formerly Steel Town)
Director: Daniel Barnz
Starring: Maggie Gyllenhaal, Viola Davis, Oscar Isaac
Synopsis: Two mothers team up to help make a difference at a local school.
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October 2012

October 5

Pick of the Week

Frankenweenie
Director: Tim Burton
Starring: Winona Ryder, Robert Capron and Catherine O’Hara
Synopsis: When young Victor’s pet dog Sparky (who stars in Victor’s home-made monster movies) is hit by a car, Victor decides to bring him back to life the only way he knows how.
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Maybe See

Pitch Perfect
Director: Jason Moore
Starring: Anna Kendrick, Brittany Snow, Christopher Mintz-Plasse
Synopsis: A comedy set in the world of college a Capella singing competitions.
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Not Interested

Sinister
Director: Scott Derrickson
Starring: Ethan Hawke, Juliet Rylance, James Ransone
Synopsis: Found footage helps a true-crime novelist realize how and why a family was murdered in his new home, though his discoveries put his entire family in the path of a supernatural entity.

Taken 2
Director: Olivier Megaton
Starring: Liam Neeson, Maggie Grace, Famke Janssen
Synopsis: In Istanbul, retired CIA operative Bryan Mills and his wife are taken hostage by the father of a kidnapper Mills killed while rescuing his daughter.

Butter
Director: Jim Field Smith
Starring: Jennifer Garner, Yara Shahidi, Ty Burrell
Synopsis: In small-town Iowa, an adopted girl discovers her talent for butter carving and finds herself pitted against an ambitious local woman in their town’s annual contest.
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Others

V/H/S (Magnolia)

October 12

Pick of the Week

Gambit
Director: Michael Hoffman
Screenplay: Joel & Ethan Coen
Starring: Stanley Tucci, Cameron Diaz, Alan Rickman, Colin Firth, Cloris Leachman
Synopsos: An art curator decides to seek revenge on his abusive boss by conning him into buying a fake Monet, but his plan requires the help of an eccentric and unpredictable Texas rodeo queen.

Would Like to See

The Master
Director: Paul Thomas Anderson
Starring: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Joaquin Phoenix, Amy Adams, Jesse Plemons, David Warshofsky, Laura Dern, Lena Endre, Rami Malek, Madisen Beaty
Synopsis: A 1950s-set drama centered on the relationship between a charismatic intellectual known as “the Master” whose faith-based organization begins to catch on in America, and a young drifter who becomes his right-hand man.
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Argo
Director: Ben Affleck
Starring: Ben Affleck, Bryan Cranston, John Goodman
Synopsis: As the Iranian revolution reaches a boiling point, a CIA ‘exfiltration’ specialist concocts a risky plan to free six Americans who have found shelter at the home of the Canadian ambassador.
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Not Interested

Middle of Nowhere
Director: Ava DuVernay
Starring: David Oyelowo, Omari Hardwick and Sharon Lawrence
Synopsis: A drama that follows a woman who changes her life in order to contend with her husband’s 8-year prison sentence.
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Here Comes the Boom
Director: Frank Coraci
Starring: Salma Hayek, Kevin James, Henry Winkler
Synopsis: A high school biology teacher moonlights as a mixed-martial arts fighter in an effort to raise money to save the school’s music program.

Others

Nobody Walks (Magnolia)

October 19

Maybe See

Untitled Rock-n-Roll Coming of Age Movie (aka Untitled David Chase Movie)
Director: David Chase
Starring: Steve Van Zandt
Synopsis:

Not Interested

Paranormal Activity 4
Director: Henry Joost, Ariel Schulman
Starring: Katie Featherston
Synopsis:

The Big Wedding
Director: Justin Zackham
Starring: Robert De Niro, Katherine Heigl, Amanda Seyfried, Robin Williams, Topher Grace, Susan Sarandon, Diane Keaton, Ben Barnes, Marc Blucas
Synopsis: A long-divorced couple fakes being married as their family unites for a wedding.

October 26

Maybe See

Of Men and Mavericks
Director: Curtis Hanson
Starring: Jonny Weston, Gerard Butler, Elisabeth Shue
Synopsis: Surfer Jay Moriarity sets out to ride the Northern California break known as Mavericks.

Alex Cross
Director: Rob Cohen
Starring: Tyler Perry, Rachel Nichols, Jean Reno, Matthew Fox, Edward Burns
Synopsis: After Washington DC detective Alex Cross is told that a family member has been murdered, he vows to track down the killer. He soon discovers that she was not his first victim and that things are not what they seem.

Not Interested

Fun Size
Director: Josh Schwartz
Starring: Victoria Justice, Johnny Knoxville, Chelsea Handler
Synopsis: When a troubled but whip-smart teen girl loses her oddball little brother on Halloween, she has one desperate night to track him down.

Silent Hill: Revelation 3D
Director: Michael J. Bassett
Starring: Kit Harington, Sean Bean, Malcolm McDowell
Synopsis: On the eve of her 18th birthday, plagued by horrific nightmares and the disappearance of her father, Heather discovers she’s not who she thinks she is. The revelation leads her deeper into a demonic world that threatens to trap her forever.

Others

Six Sessions (Fox Searchlight)

November 2012

November 2

Pick of the Week

Seven Psychopaths
Director: Martin McDonagh
Starring: Colin Farrell, Christopher Walken, Sam Rockwell
Synopsis: A screenwriter gets caught up in his pal’s dog-kidnapping plot.

Definitely See

Wreck-It Ralph
Director: Rich Moore
Starring: Jane Lynch, John C. Reilly, Dave Foley
Synopsis: Wreck-It Ralph longs to be as beloved as his game’s perfect Good Guy, Fix-It Felix. Problem is, nobody loves a Bad Guy. But they do love heroes… so when a modern, first-person shooter game arrives featuring tough-as-nails Sergeant Calhoun, Ralph sees it as his ticket to heroism and happiness.

Maybe See

Flight
Director: Robert Zemeckis
Starring: Denzel Washington, James Badge Dale, Don Cheadle
Synopsis: An airline pilot saves a flight from crashing, but an investigation into the malfunctions reveals something troubling.

Not Interested

21 and Over
Director: Jon Lucas, Scott Moore
Starring: Miles Teller, Justin Chon, Jonathan Keltz
Synopsis: The night before his big medical school exam, a promising student celebrates his 21st birthday with his two best friends.

Others

The ABCs of Death (Magnolia)

November 9

Pick of the Week

Skyfall
Director: Sam Mendes
Starring: Daniel Craig, Ralph Fiennes, Javier Bardem, Judi Dench
Synopsis: Bond’s loyalty to M is tested as her past comes back to haunt her. As MI6 comes under attack, 007 must track down and destroy the threat, no matter how personal the cost.
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Definitely See

Anna Karenina
Director: Joe Wright
Starring: Keira Knightley, Jude Law, Kelly Macdonald, Aaron Johnson, Matthew Macfadyen, Emily Watson, Olivia Williams
Synopsis: Trapped in a loveless marriage, Anna, looks for a better life, but finds only a more complicated one.

November 16

Not Interested

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn (Part 2)
Director: Bill Condon
Starring: Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner
Synopsis: After the birth of Renesmee, the Cullens gather other vampire clans in order to protect the child from a false allegation that puts the family in front of the Volturi.

November 21

Pick of the Week

Life of Pi
Director: Ang Lee
Starring: Irrfan Khan, Tabu and Suraj Sharma
Synopsis: After a shipwreck, Pi is found adrift in the Pacific Ocean on a 26-foot lifeboat with a zebra, a hyena, an orangutan and a 450-pound Bengal tiger named Richard Parker, all fighting for survival.

Maybe See

The Silver Linings Playbook
Director: David O. Russell.
Starring: Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro, Bradley Cooper, Julia Stiles, Chris Tucker.
Synopsis: After spending four years in a mental institution, a former teacher moves back in with his mother and tries to reconcile with his ex-wife.

Not Interested

Red Dawn
Director: Dan Bradley
Starring: Chris Hemsworth, Isabel Lucas, Josh Hutcherson, Josh Peck
Synopsis: A group of teenagers look to save their town from an invasion of North Korean soldiers.

Rise of the Guardians
Director: Peter Ramsey, William Joyce
Starring: Hugh Jackman, Jude Law, Chris Pine, Isla Fisher, Alec Baldwin
Synopsis: Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny, the Tooth Fairy, Jack Frost and the Sandman band together to form a united front against the Bogeyman.

Parental Guidance
Director: Andy Fickman
Starring: Billy Crystal, Bette Midler, Marisa Tomei
Synopsis: When his daughter goes away for work, a grandfather finds himself having to take care of his three grandkids using 21st century methods — though he soon resorts to an old-school style of parenting.

December 2012

December 7

Pick of the Week

Cloud Atlas
Director: Tom Tykwer, Wachowskis
Starring:
Synopsis: Six stories set in a different time and place become intricately related to each other.

Not Interested

Playing the Field (Tuesday)
Director: Gabriele Muccino
Starring: Gerard Butler, Jessica Biel, Judy Greer, Uma Thurman, Dennis Quaid, Catherine Zeta-Jones
Synopsis: A former professional athlete with a weak past tries to redeem himself by coaching his son’s soccer team, only to find himself unable to resist when in scoring position with his players’ restless and gorgeous moms.

Others

Hyde Park on Hudson (Focus Features)

December 14

Pick of the Week

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
Director: Peter Jackson
Starring: Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage, Hugo Weaving
Synopsis: Bilbo Baggins, a Hobbit, journeys to the Lonely Mountain accompanied by a group of dwarves to reclaim a treasure taken from them by the dragon Smaug.
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Definitely See

Les Miserables
Director: Tom Hooper
Starring: Hugh Jackman, Anne Hathaway, Emma Watson, Russell Crowe, Helena Bonham Carter, Geoffrey Rush
Synopsis: A musical adaptation of Victor Hugo’s classic novel about a recently-released prisoner named Jean Valjean struggling to survive during the French revolution.
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December 21

Maybe See

Jack Reacher (formerly One Shot)
Director: Christopher McQuarrie
Starring: Tom Cruise, Rosamund Pike, Robert Duvall
Synopsis: A homicide investigator digs deeper into a case involving a trained military sniper who shot five random victims.

Untitled Kathryn Bigelow thriller (possibly Zero Dark Thirty) (19th)
Director: Kathryn Bigelow
Starring: Joel Edgerton, Jessica Chastain, Rooney Mara
Synopsis: An account on the hunt for Osama bin Laden and the battled on his compound that resulted in his death.

This is 40
Director: Judd Apatow
Starring: Melissa McCarthy, Megan Fox, Jason Segel, Paul Rudd, Leslie Mann
Synopsis: A look at the lives of Pete and Debbie a few years after the events of Knocked Up.
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Others

Cirque du Soleil: Worlds Away (Paramount)

December 26

Pick of the Week

Django Unchained (Tuesday)
Director: Quentin Tarantino
Starring: Leonardo diCaprio, Samuel L. Jackson, Jamie Foxx, Christophe Waltz
Synopsis: A slave-turned-bounty hunter sets out to rescue his wife from the brutal Calvin Candie, a Mississippi plantation owner.
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Definitely See

The Great Gatsby (Tuesday)
Director: Baz Luhrmann
Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire, Carey Mulligan
Synopsis: Midwesterner Nick Carraway is lured into the lavish world of his neighbor, Jay Gatsby. Soon enough Carraway will see through the cracks of Gatsby’s nouveau riche existence.
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Maybe See

The Guilt Trip (formerly My Mother’s Curse)
Director: Anne Fletcher
Starring: Seth Rogen, Barbra Streisand, Adam Scott
Synopsis: An inventor and his mom hit the road together so he can sell his latest invention.

TBD 2012

Definitely See

Only God Forgives
Director: Nicolas Winding Refn
Starring: Ryan Gosling
Synopsis: A Bangkok police lieutenant and gangster settle their differences in a Thai-boxing match.

Stoker
Director: Park Chan-wook
Starring: Mia Wasikowska, Nicole Kidman, Matthew Goode, Jacki Weaver
Synopsis: A teenage girl mourning the death of her father deals with an uncle who mysteriously shows up to meet the family.

Wuthering Heights
Director: Andrea Arnold
Starring: Kaya Scodelario, Oliver Milburn, James Howson
Synopsis: A poor young English boy named Heathcliff is taken in by the wealthy Earnshaw family where he develops an intense relationship with his young foster sister, Cathy.

The Grandmasters
Director: Wong Kar-Wai
Starring: Tony Leung Chiu Wai, Zhang Ziyi, Chen Chang
Synopsis: The story of martial-arts master Ip Man, the man who trained Bruce Lee.

Sightseers
Director:Ben Wheatley
Starring:
Synopsis: Two crazy people go on vacation together.

Untitled Romance
Director: Terrence Malick
Starring: Ben Affleck, Rachel McAdams, Jessica Chastain, Olga Kurylenko, Amanda Peet, Barry Pepper
Synopsis: A romantic drama centered on a man who reconnects with a woman from his hometown after his marriage to a European woman falls apart.

Oslo, August 31st
Director: Joachim Trier
Starring:
Synopsis: One day in the life of Anders, a young recovring drug addict, who takes a brief leave from his treatment center to interview for a job and catch up with old friends in Oslo.

Project X
Director: Brett Haley
Starring: Lili Taylor, Devin Brochu, Skyler Gisondo
Synopsis: In the wilderness of junior high, Edwin Hanratty and his only friend Flake are at the bottom of the food chain. Branded together as misfits, their fury simmers quietly until an unthinkable idea offers them a terrifying release.

The Adventures of Tintin 2
Director: Peter Jackson
Starring: Jaime Bell
Synopsis:

Would Like to See

The End
Director: Abbas Kiarostami
Starring:
Synopsis: The unusual relationship between a student, who works as a prostitute on the side to pay for her studies, and a brilliant, elderly academic who is one of her clients.

The Place Beyond the Pines
Director: Derek Cinafrance
Starring: Ryan Gosling, Bradley Cooper, Eva Mendes, Rose Byrne, Ben Mendelsohn
Synopsis: A motorcycle stunt rider considers committing a crime in order to provide for his wife and child, an act that puts him on a collision course with a cop-turned-politician.

Untitled Jim Jarmusch Project
Director: Jim Jarmusch
Starring: Tilda Winton, Michael Fassbender, Mia Wasikowska, John Hurt
Synopsis: It’s a “crypto-vampire love story,” whatever that means.

Mud
Director: Jeff Nichols
Starring: Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Sam Shepard
Synopsis: A drama centered on two teenage boys who encounter a fugitive and pact to help him escape from and island in the Mississippi.

Lincoln
Director: Steven Spielberg
Starring: Daniel Day-Lewis, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Tommy Lee Jones, Jared Harris, James Spader, Sally Field
Synopsis: The sixteenth President of the United States guides the North to victory during the Civil War.

Monsieur Lazhar
Director: Philippe Falardeau
Starring: Mohamed Fellag, Sophie Nélisse and Émilien Néron
Synopsis: An Algerian immigrant is hired to replace an elementary school teacher who died tragically.

Something in the Air
Director: Olivier Assayas
Starring:
Synopsis: An 18-year-old man reacts to the social changes of late 1960’s Europe.

The East
Director: Zal Batmanglij
Starring: Brit Marling, Ellen Page
Synopsis: A story centered on a contract worker who is tasked with infiltrating an anarchist group, only to find herself falling for its leader.

Under the Skin
Director: Jonathan Glazer
Starring:
Synopsis: Aliens descend upon Earth witha specific mission in mind. To abduct hitchhikers and take them back to their home world, where human meat is considered a delicacy.

Rust and Bone
Director: Jacques Audiard
Starring: Marion Cotillard
Synopsis: The bones of the title are the bones in a boxer’s hands; once broken, they never heal properly, and the fighter’s career descends to bouts that have less to do with sport than survival. No referee, no rules, not even gloves.

Maybe See

Amour
Director: Michael Haneke
Starring:
Synopsis: A retired couple deals with aftermath of the wife stuffering from a debilitating stroke.

Hunter Killer
Director: Antoine Fuqua
Starring: Gerard Butler
Synopsis: An untested American submarine captain teams with U.S. Navy Seals to rescue the Russian president, who has been kidnapped by a rouge general.

The Paperboy
Director: Lee Daniels
Starring: Zac Efron, Nicole Kidman, Matthew McConaughey, John Cusack
Synopsis: A reporter returns to his Florida hometown to investigate a case involving a death row inmate.

Twixt (formerly Twixt Now and Sunrise)
Director: Francis Ford Coppola
Starring: Elle Fanning, Val Kilmer, Bruce Dern, Ben Chaplin
Synopsis: A writer with a declining career arrives in a small town as part of his book tour and gets caught up in a murder mystery involving a young girl.
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Untitled Ramin Bahrani Film
Director: Ramin Bahrani
Starring: Zac Efron, Dennis Quaid, Heather Graham
Synopsis: A drama centered on an enterprising farmer whose plans cause problems within his family.

The Impossible
Director: Juan Antonio Bayona
Starring: Ewan McGregor, Naomi Watts
Synopsis: An account of a family caught, with tens of thousands of strangers, in the mayhem of one of the worst natural catastrophes of our time.

7 Days in Havana
Directors: Laurent Cantet, Julio Medem, Benicio Del Toro, Gaspar Noé Elia Suleiman, Juan Carlos Tabio, Pablo Traper
Starring:
Synopsis: A young American boy is trying to break into the acting business, and goes to Cuba during a film festival.

Chicken With Plums
Director: Vincent Paronnaud, Marjane Satrapi
Starring: Isabella Rossellini, Mattieu Amalric, Maria de Madeiros
Synopsis: After an argument with his wife, Nasser-Ali’s beloved tar (an Iranian instrument) was broken. He searches for a replacement, and, finding none, he vows to die.
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Passion
Director: Brian De Palma
Starring:
Synopsis: A young businesswoman plots murderous revenge after herboss and mentor steals her idea.

Simon Killer
Director: Antonio Campos
Starring:
Synopsis: A recent college graduate goes to Paris after breaking up with his girlfriend of five years. A fateful journey begins when he falls in love with a young mysterious prostitute.

While We’re Young
Director: Noah Baumbach
Starring: Ben Stiller
Synopsis: An uptight documentary filmmaker and his wife find their lives loosened up a bit after befriending a free-spirited younger couple.

He Loves Me
Directors: Jonathan Dayton, Valerie Faris
Starring: Paul Dano, Annette Bening, Alia Shawkat, Antonio Banderas
Synopsis: A young novelist struggling with writer’s block finds a love interest in a most unusual way.

The Courier
Director: Hany Abu-Assad
Starring: Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Mickey Rourke, Til Schweiger
Synopsis: A courier hired to deliver a briefcase to an unlocatable crime boss finds himself pursued by corrupt cops and underworld figures.

Not Interested

Halloween 3D
Director: Patrick Lussier
Starring: Brad Dourif, Morgane Slemp
Synopsis:

The Amityville Horror: The Lost Tapes
Director:
Starring:
Synopsis:

Others

Musical Chairs (Paladin)
ReGeneration (Red Flag)
Prairie Love (Film Movement)
Nuit #1 (Adopt Films)
Death of a Superhero (TriBeca Film)
Detachment (TriBeca Film)
Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films (Drafthouse Films)
The Fairy (Kino Lorber)
Headshot (Kino Lorber)
My First Wedding (Seventh Art)
The Oranges (ATO Pictures)
Putin’s Kiss (Kino Lorber)
Sacrifice (Samuel Goldwyn)
A Royal Affair (Magnolia)
Jack and Diane (Magnolia)

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