New Movies – May 16 2014

Godzilla

Godzilla

An epic rebirth to Toho’s iconic Godzilla, this spectacular adventure, from Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures, pits the world’s most famous monster against malevolent creatures who, bolstered by humanity’s scientific arrogance, threaten our very existence. Gareth Edwards directs “Godzilla,” which stars Aaron Taylor-Johnson (“Kick-Ass”), Oscar® nominee Ken Watanabe (“The Last Samurai,” “Inception”), Elizabeth Olsen (“Martha Marcy May Marlene”), Oscar® winner Juliette Binoche (“The English Patient,” “Cosmopolis”), and Sally Hawkins (“Blue Jasmine”), with Oscar® nominee David Strathairn (“Good Night, and Good Luck.,” “The Bourne Legacy”) and Bryan Cranston (“Argo,” TV’s “Breaking Bad”).

Director: Gareth Edwards
Cast: Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Ken Watanabe, Elizabeth Olsen, Juliette Binoche, Sally Hawkins, David Strathairn, Bryan Cranston

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Other Releases

  • Million Dollar Arm
  • A Short History Of Decay
  • Ai Weiwei The Fake Case
  • Chinese Puzzle
  • The Discoverers
  • Don Peyote
  • Half of a Yellow Sun
  • The Immigrant
  • Next Year Jerusalem
  • Wolf Creek 2

Million Dollar Arm

In a last ditch effort to save his career as a sports agent, JB Bernstein (Jon Hamm) concocts a scheme to find baseball’s next great pitching ace. Hoping to find a young cricket pitcher he can turn into a Major League Baseball star, JB travels to India to produce a reality show competition called “Million Dollar Arm.” With the help of a cantankerous but eagle-eyed retired baseball scout (Alan Arkin) he discovers Dinesh (played by Madhur Mittal from “Slumdog Millionaire”) and Rinku (played by Suraj Sharma from “Life of Pi”), two 18 year old boys who have no idea about playing baseball, yet have a knack for throwing a fastball. Hoping to sign them to major league contracts and make a quick buck, JB brings the boys home to America to train. While the Americans are definitely out of their element in India — the boys, who have never left their rural villages — are equally challenged when they come to the States. As the boys learn the finer points of baseball — JB, with the help of his charming friend Brenda (Lake Bell) — learns valuable life lessons about teamwork, commitment and what it means to be a family.

Director: Craig Gillespie
Cast: Jon Hamm, Aasif Mandvi, Bill Paxton, Lake Bell, Suraj Sharma, Madhur Mittal, Pitobash, Alan Arkin

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A Short History Of Decay

It is a comedy from an original script by Michael Maren, about a failed Brooklyn writer, Nathan Fisher, played by Bryan Greenberg, who visits his ailing parents in Florida. His mother (Lavin) has Alzheimer’s and his father (Yulin) has recently had a stroke.

Director: Michael Maren
Cast: Emmanuelle Chriqui, Bryan Greenberg, Kathleen Rose Perkins

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Ai Weiwei The Fake Case

After 81 days of solitary detention world famous Chinese artist Ai Weiwei is put under house arrest. He suffers from sleeping disorder and memory loss, 18 cameras are monitoring his studio and home, police agents follow his every move, and heavy restrictions from the Kafkaesque Chinese authorities weigh him down. Picking up where Alison Klayman’s Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry left off, AI WEIWEI THE FAKE CASE is more explicitly political, reflecting Ai’s battle against the gigantic lawsuit thrust upon him by the Chinese government in an effort to silence him. Ai Weiwei is shaken, but during his year on probation he steadily finds new ways to provoke and challenge the mighty powers of Chinese authorities in his fight for human rights and free expression. The film also features the creation of S.A.C.R.E.D., a new work depicting Ai’s time in prison, which premiered during the Venice Biennale.

Director: Andreas Johnsen
Cast: Ai Weiwei, Ai Lao, Gao Ying, Weng Fen, Larry Warsh

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Chinese Puzzle

A 40-year-old father of two still finds life very complicated. When the mother of his children moves to New York, he can’t bear them growing up far away from him and so he decides to move there as well.

Director: Cedric Klapisch
Cast: Audrey Tautou, Romain Duris

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The Discoverers

Washed-up history professor Lewis Birch (Oscar & Emmy nominated Griffin Dunne) takes his begrudging teenagers Zoe (Madeleine Martin, “Californication” and Jack (Devon Graye, “Dexter”) on a road trip to a conference in hopes of jumpstarting his career and reconnecting with his kids. But, when Lewis’s estranged father Stanley (Emmy Award-winning Stuart Margolin) goes missing on a Lewis and Clark historical reenactment trek, Lewis is forced to make a family detour. The Birch family find themselves on a journey of discovery and connection as they make their own passage west. Led by Dunne’s striking comeback performance, this heartfelt tale of family dysfunction and rediscovery also features Emmy-nominee Cara Buono (Mad Men), David Rasche, (In the Loop), Dreama Walker (Compliance), Ann Dowd (Compliance), Becky Ann Baker (“Girls”), Scott Adsit (“30 Rock”), and John C. McGinley (“Scrubs”).

Director: Justin Schwarz
Cast: Griffin Dunne, Madeleine Martin, Cara Buono, Devon Graye, Dreama Walker, Becky Ann Baker, David Rasche, Stuart Margolin, Scott Adsit, John C. McGinley

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Don Peyote

A midlife crisis over his upcoming wedding sends 32-year-old unemployed stoner Warren Allman on the drug trip of a lifetime in this off-the-wall comedy starring Dan Fogler, Josh Duhamel, Jay Baruchel and a host of celebrity cameos. Fueled by vivid apocalyptic dreams, Warren becomes obsessed with Doomsday theories and decides to make a documentary on the subject while his fiancé is busy planning their wedding.

Director: Dan Fogler, Michael Canzoniero
Cast: Dan Fogler, Josh Duhamel, Jay Baruchel, Wallace Shawn

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Half of a Yellow Sun

Olanna (Thandie Newton) and Kainene (Anika Noni Rose) are glamorous twins from a wealthy Nigerian family. Upon returning to a privileged city life in newly independent 1960s Nigeria after their expensive English education, the two women make very different choices. Olanna shocks her family by going to live with her lover, the “revolutionary professor” Odenigbo (Chiwetel Ejiofor) and his devoted houseboy Ugwu (John Boyega) in the dusty university town of Nsukka; Kainene turns out to be a fiercely successful businesswoman when she takes over the family interests, and surprises even herself when she falls in love with Richard (Joseph Mawle), an English writer. Preoccupied by their romantic entanglements,and a betrayal between the sisters, the events of their lives seem to loom larger than politics.

Director: Biyi Bandele
Cast: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Thandie Newton, Anika Noni Rose, John Boyega, Joseph Mawle, Hakeem Kae-Kazim, O.C. Ukeje, Rob David

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The Immigrant

1921. In search of a new start and the American dream, Ewa Cybulska and her sister Magda sail to New York from their native Poland. When they reach Ellis Island, doctors discover that Magda is ill, and the two women are separated. Ewa is released onto the mean streets of Manhattan while her sister is quarantined. Alone, with nowhere to turn and desperate to reunite with Magda, she quickly falls prey to Bruno, a charming but wicked man who takes her in and forces her into prostitution. And then one day, Ewa encounters Bruno’s cousin, the debonair magician Orlando. He sweeps Ewa off her feet and quickly becomes her only chance to escape the nightmare in which she finds herself.

Director: James Gray
Cast: Marion Cotillard, Joaquin Phoenix, Jeremy Renner

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Next Year Jerusalem

Examining life at life’s end is the poignant subtext of ‘Next Year in Jerusalem,’ a poetic journey at once metaphorical and literal. Eight nursing home residents are given one last great adventure, a trip to Israel. The film documents the intricate planning through the journey itself: a physical and emotional challenge and ultimately, a transformational life experience.

Director: David Gaynes

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Wolf Creek 2

The outback once more becomes a place of horror as another unwitting tourist becomes the prey for crazed, serial-killer Mick Taylor (John Jarratt).

Director: Greg McLean
Cast: John Jarratt, Ryan Corr, Philippe Klaus, Shannon Ashlyn

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