Thor: The Dark World
Marvel’s “Thor: The Dark World” continues the big-screen adventures of Thor, the Mighty Avenger, as he battles to save Earth and all the Nine Realms from a shadowy enemy that predates the universe itself. In the aftermath of Marvel’s “Thor” and “Marvel’s The Avengers,” Thor fights to restore order across the cosmos… but an ancient race led by the vengeful Malekith returns to plunge the universe back into darkness. Faced with an enemy that even Odin and Asgard cannot withstand, Thor must embark on his most perilous and personal journey yet, one that will reunite him with Jane Foster and force him to sacrifice everything to save us all.
Director: Alan Taylor
Cast: Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston, Stellan Skarsgård, Idris Elba, Christopher Eccleston, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Kat Dennings, Ray Stevenson, Zachary Levi, Tadanobu Asano, Jaimie Alexander, Rene Russo , Anthony Hopkins
- About Time
- The Armstrong Lie
- Best Man Down
- A Case of You
- Go for Sisters
- How I Live Now
- Paris Countdown
- Reaching for the Moon
- Sidewalk Stories
- The Starving Games
- Great Expectations
The night after another unsatisfactory New Year party, Tim’s father (Bill Nighy) tells his son that the men in his family have always had the ability to travel through time. Tim can’t change history, but he can change what happens and has happened in his own life—so he decides to make his world a better place… by getting a girlfriend. Sadly, that turns out not to be as easy as you might think.
Director: Richard Curtis
Cast: Domhnall Gleeson, Rachel McAdams, Bill Nighy , Tom Hollander, Margot Robbie
The Armstrong Lie
In 2009 Alex Gibney was hired to make a film about Lance Armstrong’s comeback to cycling. The project was shelved when the doping scandal erupted, and re-opened after Armstrong’s confession. “The Armstrong Lie” picks up in 2013 and presents a riveting, insider’s view of the unraveling of one of the most extraordinary stories in the history of sports. As Lance Armstrong himself says: “I didn’t live a lot of lies, but I lived one big one.”
Director: Alex Gibney
Best Man Down
When their obnoxious and over-served best man, Lumpy (Labine) unexpectedly dies at their destination wedding in Phoenix, bride and groom Kristin (Weixler) and Scott (Long) are forced to cancel their honeymoon and fly home to the snowy Midwest to arrange for his funeral. But when they arrive they realize that there was a lot more to their friend than met the eye.
Director: Ted Koland
Cast: Justin Long, Tyler Labine, Jess Weixler, Addison Timlin, Frances O’Connor, Shelley Long
A Case of You
A young writer tries to impress a girl he meets online with an embellished profile, but he finds himself in a real mess when she falls for him and he has to keep up the act.
Director: Kat Coiro
Cast: Peter Dinklage, Sam Rockwell, Vince Vaughn
Go for Sisters
Bernice and Fontayne grew so close, people said they could “go for sisters,” but time sent them down different paths. Twenty years later, those paths cross: Fontayne a recovering addict fresh out of jail, Bernice her new parole officer. When Bernice’s son Rodney goes missing on the Mexican border, Bernice realizes she needs someone with the connections to navigate Rodney’s world without involving the police… and turns to her old friend. The pair enlist the services of disgraced detective Freddy Suárez and plunge into the seedy underbelly of Tijuana, forced to unravel a complex web of human traffickers, smugglers, and corrupt cops before time runs out for Rodney. As much a story of relationships as a story of crime, GO FOR SISTERS is a welcome return to the border for master filmmaker and two-time Oscar nominee John Sayles (“Lone Star,” “Passion Fish”).
Director: John Sayles
Cast: Edward James Olmos, LisaGay Hamilton, Yolonda Ross, Harold Perrineau, Isaiah Washington, Hector Elizondo
How I Live Now
Set in the near-future UK, Ronan plays Daisy, an American teenager sent to stay with relatives in the English countryside. Initially withdrawn and alienated, she begins to warm up to her charming surroundings, and strikes up a romance with the handsome Edmund (George MacKay). But on the fringes of their idyllic summer days are tense news reports of an escalating conflict in Europe. As the UK falls into a violent, chaotic military state, Daisy finds herself hiding and fighting to survive.
Director: Kevin Macdonald
Cast: Saoirse Ronan, Tom Holland, Anna Chancellor, George McKay, Corey Johnson
In America’s basketball heartland, four boys from rural Medora, Indiana fight to end their high school’s team’s losing streak, as their dwindling town faces the threat of extinction.
Director: Andrew Cohn, Davy Rothbart
Unable to repay their debts, Milan and Victor, best friends and co-owners of a Paris nightclub, are lured into a drug deal that goes bad. Tortured by police, they negotiate their freedom against an overwhelming testimony that condemns their psychotic liaison to prison. Six years later, the men’s nightmare begins again when the pyschopath is granted his freedom. Now, not having talked for years, the old friends are united again in order to survive. PARIS COUNTDOWN is the directorial debut from celebrated writer Edgar Marie and from the producers of “Point Blank” and “A Gang Story.”
Director: Edgar Marie
Cast: Olivier Marchal, Jacques Gamblin
Reaching for the Moon
The tragic love affair between American poet Elizabeth Bishop and Brazilian architect Lota de Macedo Soares.
Director: Bruno Barreto
Cast: Glória Pires, Miranda Otto, Tracy Middendorf
Nearly silent comedy filmed in black and white follows a street artist (Charles Lane), who rescues a baby after her father was murdered. The artist then sets off to find the mother, but has… See full summary »
Director: Charles Lane
Cast: Charles Lane, Nicole Alysia, Tom Alpern
The Starving Games
In this Hunger Games spoof, Kantmiss Evershot must fight for her life in the 75th annual Starving Games, where she could also win an old ham, a coupon for a foot-long sub, and a partially eaten pickle.
Directors: Jason Friedberg, Aaron Seltzer
Cast: Maiara Walsh, Brant Daugherty, Cody Christian
A humble orphan suddenly becomes a gentleman with the help of an unknown benefactor.
Director: Mike Newell
Cast: Toby Irvine, Jason Flemyng, William Ellis