300: Rise of an Empire
Based on Frank Miller’s latest graphic novel Xerxes and told in the breathtaking visual style of the blockbuster “300,” this new chapter of the epic saga takes the action to a fresh battlefield—on the sea—as Greek general Themistokles (Sullivan Stapleton) attempts to unite all of Greece by leading the charge that will change the course of the war. “300: Rise of an Empire” pits Themistokles against the massive invading Persian forces led by mortal-turned-god Xerxes (Rodrigo Santoro), and Artemesia (Eva Green), vengeful commander of the Persian navy.
Director: Noam Murro
Cast: Sullivan Stapleton, Eva Green, Lena Headey, Hans Matheson, Rodrigo Santoro, David Wenham, Igal Nao, Callan Mulvey, Jack O’Connell, Andrew Tiernan
- The Face of Love
- A Farewell to Fools
- Grand Piano
- In Fear
- Journey to the West
- Kids for Cash
- Mr. Peabody & Sherman
- Special ID
- The Grand Budapest Hotel
“Bethlehem” tells the story of the complex relationship between an Israeli Secret Service officer and his teenage Palestinian informant. Shuttling back and forth between conflicting points of view, the films is a raw portrayal of characters torn apart by competing loyalties and impossible moral dilemmas, giving an unparalleled glimpse into the dark and fascinating world of human intelligence.
Director: Yuval Adler
Cast: Tsahi Halevi, Shadi Mar’i, Hitham Omari
The Face of Love
A widow falls for a guy who bears a striking resemblance to her late husband.
Director: Arie Posin
Cast: Robin Williams, Ed Harris, Annette Bening
A Farewell to Fools
Once upon a time, during WWII, somewhere in Nazi occupied Romania, a night of comic misadventures ensues when a boy discovers a dead soldier. The German authorities demand that the perpetrator must be identified or the town leaders will be shot the following morning. In their desperation, led by Father Johanis (Harvey Keitel), their salvation seems to lie in convincing the town “fool”, Ipu (Gérard Depardieu), to agree to confess, and save them all with his sacrifice. The comedy and darker sides of human nature race toward the deadline where one cannot help but wonder who, in fact, is the actual “fool”?
Director: Bogdan Dreyer
Cast: Gérard Depardieu, Harvey Keitel, Laura Morante
Tom Selznick, the most talented pianist of his generation, stopped performing in public because of his stage fright. Years after a catastrophic performance, he reappears in public in a long-awaited concert in Chicago. In a packed theater, in front of the expectant audience, Tom finds a message written on the score: “Play one wrong note and you die.” Without leaving the piano, Tom must discover the anonymous sniper’s motives and look for help without anyone realizing…
Director: Eugenio Mira
Cast:Elijah Wood, John Cusack, Tamsin Egerton
It has been hailed as “tense” (Hollywood Reporter), “chilling” (Cinetalk), and “terrifying”(GQ). Young couple Tom (Iain De Caestecker) and Lucy (Alice Englert) are driving to a festival in the remote Irish countryside. When they leave the main highway to look for their hotel, they quickly lose their way along the back-roads. Lost and tormented as night falls, Tom and Lucy’s primal anxieties of the dark and the unknown start to take hold. When the couple discovers they are not alone, they realize that their worst fears lay in the road ahead, just beyond their headlight’s reach. Allen Leech (“Downton Abbey”) co-stars in this shattering debut feature by writer/director Jeremy Lovering. Electric Shadows warns – “See it. Just don’t see it alone.”
Director: Jeremy Lovering
Cast: Iain De Caestecker, Alice Englert, Allen Leech
Journey to the West
This is a world plagued by demons, who cause its human inhabitants unspeakable suffering. Young demon hunter Xuan Zang, fearlessly guided by his belief in “giving himself for the greater cause,” risks his all and conquers a water demon, a pig demon and the demon of all demons, Sun Wukong. He embraces them as his disciples, and melts them with love. Meanwhile, Xuan Zang discovers the true meaning of Greater Love himself. In order to atone for their own sins and save the common people, the four of them embark on a journey to the West that’s full of challenges…
Director: Stephen Chow
Cast: Qi Shu, Zhang Wen, Bo Huang, Lo Show
Kids for Cash
Kids for Cash is a riveting look behind the notorious judicial scandal that rocked the nation. Beyond the millions paid and high-stakes corruption, Kids for Cash exposes a shocking American secret. In the wake of the shootings at Columbine, a small town celebrates a charismatic judge who is hell-bent on keeping kids in line… until one parent dares to question the motives behind his brand of justice. This real-life thriller reveals the untold stories of the masterminds at the center of the scandal and the chilling aftermath of lives destroyed in the process—a stunning emotional roller coaster.
Director: Robert May
Mr. Peabody & Sherman
Mr. Peabody, the most accomplished dog in the world, and his mischievous boy Sherman, use their time machine—the Wabac—to go on the most outrageous adventures known to man or dog. But when Sherman takes the Wabac out for a joyride to impress his friend Penny, they accidently rip a hole in the universe, wreaking havoc on the most important events in world history. Before they forever alter the past, present and future, Mr. Peabody must come to their rescue, ultimately facing the most daunting challenge of any era: figuring out how to be a parent. Together, the time-traveling trio will make their mark on history.
Director: Rob Minkoff
Cast: Ty Burrell, Max Charles, Ariel Winter, Allison Janney, Stephen Colbert, Leslie Mann, Stanlery Tucci, Patrick Warburton, Lake Bell, Zach Callison
Donnie Yen (IP MAN & IP MAN 2) is Zilong “Dragon” Chen, an undercover cop deep inside China’s most ruthless crime syndicate. The boss, Xiong (Collin Chou, Jet Li’s FEARLESS, THE MATRIX trilogy) swears to find every traitor and make them pay with their lives. Agents are turning up dead. His days are numbered. Desperate to protect his family and his life, Chen must risk everything to protect the SPECIAL IDENTITY he never wanted before it’s too late.
Director: Clarence Fok Yiu-leung
Cast: Donnie Yen, Collin Chou
The Grand Budapest Hotel
THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL recounts the adventures of Gustave H, a legendary concierge at a famous European hotel between the wars; and Zero Moustava, the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend. The story involves the theft and recovery of a priceless Renaissance painting; a raging battle for an enormous family fortune; a desperate chase on motorcycles, trains, sleds, and skis; and the sweetest confection of a love affair — all against the back-drop of a suddenly and dramatically changing Continent. Starring Ralph Fiennes, F. Murray Abraha, Mathieu Amalric, Adrien Brody, Willem Dafoe, Jeff Goldblum, Jude Law, Harvey Keitel, Bill Murray, Edward Norton, Saoirse Ronan, Léa Seydoux, Jason Schwartzman, Tilda Swinton, Tom Wilkinson, Owen Wilson, and introducing Tony Revolori.
Director: Wes Anderson
Cast: Ralph Fiennes, Tony Revolori, Willem Dafoe, Jeff Goldblum, Jason Schwartzman, Jude Law, Tilda Swinton, Bill Murray, Owen Wilson, Adrien Brody