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January
January 3

Contagion [2011] [PG-13] - 1.5.5
When a woman (Gwyneth Paltrow) becomes ill and dies upon her return from a trip to Hong Kong, and her young son dies the next day, doctors are concerned that she may be the harbinger of a pandemic. The authorities become even more alarmed when people around the world begin reporting the same symptoms and scientists have to get to work on a vaccine before it is too late. Also with Marion Cotillard, Matt Damon, Jude Law, Kate Winslet and Laurence Fishburne. Directed by Steven Soderbergh. [1:45]

Don't Be Afraid of the Dark [2011] [R] - 1.8.3
A man's (Guy Pearce) young daughter (Bailee Madison) joins him and his girlfriend (Katie Holmes) in a remote Rhode Island mansion, and while exploring its hidden treasures she uncovers a horrific truth about the man that used to live there. Directed by Troy Nixey. [1:40]

I Don't Know How She Does It [2011] [PG-13] - 4.2.4
A frenzied finance executive and mother of two (Sarah Jessica Parker) is also the sole wage earner for her children and husband (Greg Kinnear). Attempting to dedicate herself to both family and job, she nearly loses everything when her responsibilities clash with those of a new client (Pierce Brosnan) and her husband's new job offer. Also with Christina Hendricks, Olivia Munn, Seth Myers, Jane Curtin and Kelsey Grammer. Directed by Douglas McGrath. [1:35]

Shark Night 3D [2011] [PG-13] - 5.7.5
Several college friends go to an isolated lake house for a weekend to relax. When a shark attacks one of them, they must try to find a way to get help and make sure they don't encounter the shark again. With Sinqua Walls, Chris Carmack, Joel David Moore, Sara Paxton, Dustin Milligan, Katharine McPhee, Joel David Moore, Chris Zylka, Alyssa Diaz, Joshua Leonard and Tyler Bryan. Directed by David R. Ellis. [1:35]

January 10

Higher Ground [2011] [R] - 7.5.5
The story of a woman (Vera Farmiga) and her lifelong journey to discover faith and spirituality, as she goes from being a newlywed, pregnant teenager to a woman involved in a strict Christian sect. Also with Joshua Leonard and Dagmara Dominczyk. Directed by Vera Farmiga. [1:49]

Killer Elite [2011] [R] - 7.8.10
Based on a true story circa 1980, it relates the story of a covert operation to kill the murderers of a Sheik's three sons. The complication is that they are all highly trained SAS operatives and the Sheik is demanding a recorded confession, as well as proof of their death. With Jason Statham, Clive Owen, Robert De Niro, Yvonne Strahovski, Dominic Purcell and Firass Dirani. Directed by Gary McKendry. [1:40]

Moneyball [2011] [PG-13] - 1.2.5
Based on the non-fiction book "Moneyball," about how the Oakland A's general manager Billy Beane (Brad Pitt) and his collaborator Peter Brand (Jonah Hill) discovered that using statistics and computer generated analyses would allow them to create a winning ball team. Also with Robin Wright, Phillip Seymour Hoffman and Chris Pratt. Directed by Bennett Miller. [2:13]

There Be Dragons [2011] [PG-13] - 3.5.4
In the 1980s a journalist (Dougray Scott) researches his new book about Father Josemaria Escriva (Charlie Cox), from his childhood through to the 1930s Spanish Civil War. Father Josemaria founded the controversial Opus Dei community and fled communists to spread his beliefs, and the journalist's father (Wes Bentley) had been a childhood friend of the priest and a short-term student at a seminary. Also with Derek Jacobi, Geraldine Chaplin and Unax Ugalde. Directed by Roland Joffe. [1:57]

What's Your Number? [2011] [R] - 7.2.7
A woman (Anna Faris) breaks up with her boyfriend and loses her job on the same day. When she reads an article on how many sex partners is acceptable for women to have before settling down, she realizes that she is very near the cutoff and decides to revisit the men she's slept with to see if any of them are suitable as lifelong partners. Also with Chris Evans, Ari Graynor, Blythe Danner, Ed Begley Jr., Oliver Jackson Cohen and Heather Burns. Directed by Mark Mylod. [1:46]

January 17

Abduction [2011] [PG-13] - 4.5.5
After a teenager (Taylor Lautner) discovers that who he thought were his parents are actually CIA agents assigned to keep him safe, his world quickly comes unraveled. He then sets out to find the truth about his life. Also with Lily Collins, Alfred Molina, Maria Bello and Sigourney Weaver. Directed by John Singleton. [1:46]

Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star [2011] [R] - 9.2.9
A man (Nick Swardson), who was recently fired from his job as a grocery bagger, thinks he's found his true destiny when he realizes that his parents had once been popular porn stars. He decides to travel to LA, dreaming of becoming a porn star also. Also with Christina Ricci, Don Johnson, Stephen Dorff, Ido Mosseri, Kevin Nealon, Edward Herrmann, Miriam Flynn and Mario Joyner. Directed by Tom Brady. [1:36]

Courageous [2011] [PG-13] - 1.5.1
From the creators of "Firerproof" comes the story of four policemen and their Mexican immigrant friend as they struggle to provide for their families using their faith and their role as husbands to guide their lives and decisions. With Alex Kendrick, Ken Bevel and Kevin Downes. Directed by Alex Kendrick. [2:09]

January 24

Real Steel [2011] [PG-13] - 3.5.4
In the not-too-distant future, giant robots take the place of men in boxing matches that are as popular at state fairs as monster truck matches. A human fighter (Hugh Jackman) loses his chance at a title bout when the robots come to the fore, so he becomes a promoter for the new sport. Unable to earn enough cash alone, he collaborates with his young genius son (Dakota Goyo) in building the ultimate fighting robot. Also with Evangeline Lilly, Kevin Durand, Anthony Mackie and Phil LaMarr. Directed by Shawn Levy. [2:07]

Restless [2011] [PG-13] - 4.5.4
When a grieving teenager (Henry Hopper) falls in love with a terminally ill teen (Mia Wasikowska), his life of crashing funerals and spending time with the ghost of a WWII Japanese kamikaze pilot is irrevocably changed. Also with Ryo Kase, Schuyler Fisk and Jane Adams. Directed by Gus Van Sant. [1:31]

The Whistleblower [2011] [R] - 8.8.7
Based on the true story of Kathryn Bolkovac (Rachel Weisz), a Nebraskan police woman that took a contract position as a peacekeeper in Bosnia and shook up the United Nations when she uncovered a human trafficking ring and sex scandal. Also with Monica Bellucci, Vanessa Redgrave and David Strathairn. Directed by Larysa Kondracki. [1:52]

January 31

Dream House [2011] [PG-13] - 2.6.5
A publishing executive (Daniel Craig) quits his New York City job to move with his wife (Rachel Weisz) and young daughters to a pastoral New England town. They soon learn that their great new home was the scene of the gruesome murder of a mother and her two children, and the townspeople believe the husband did it and survived. As they try to work out the details of the crime, they realize that there are even more disturbing consequences. Also with Naomi Watts, Marton Csokas, Claire Geare, Taylor Geare and Rachel G. Fox. Directed by Jim Sheridan. [1:35]

Drive [2011] [R] - 5.8.8
A man (Ryan Gosling) working as a movie stunt car driver and moonlighting as a getaway car driver finds himself in the middle of a heist gone horribly wrong. He must now determine if there's anyone he can trust and come to terms with the fact that many of the people he cares for are in terrible danger. Also with Carey Mulligan, Albert Brooks, Bryan Cranston, Ron Perlman, Christina Hendricks and Oscar Isaac. Directed by Nicholas Winding Refn. [1:40]

The Thing [2011] [R] - 3.10.6
Prequel to John Carpenter's eponymous film: It's 1982 and a Norwegian expedition discovers a millennia-old alien spaceship, complete with an alien body, deep in the ice of Antarctica. An American paleontologist (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) decides to take tissue samples from the alien, which comes to life with horrific consequences. Also with Joel Edgerton, Ulrich Thomsen and Eric Christian Olsen. Directed by Matthijs Van Heijningen Jr. [1:39]

February
February 7

Anonymous [2011] [PG-13] - 7.6.4
A literary thriller making the case that Edward De Vere, Earl of Oxford (Rhys Ifans), was actually the person who wrote Shakespeare's plays. The story takes place during the tumultuous political backdrop of the Essex Rebellion against Queen Elizabeth I (Vanessa Redgrave). Also with Sebastian Armesto, Rafe Spall, David Thewlis and Joely Richardson. Directed by Roland Emmerich. [2:10]

Project Nim [2011] [PG-13] - 5.4.5
A documentary based on the true story of a chimpanzee that was the focus of an experiment to determine if apes can communicate like humans: Chimp Nim Chimpsky was first taken from his mother at two weeks old and raised as a child on the Upper West Side of New York in the 1970s, continued to be the center of a very hands-on linguistic study and finally retired on a rescue farm. Directed by James Marsh. [1:33]

A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas [2011] [R] - 9.8.10
Two estranged druggie friends (John Cho and Kal Penn) meet again during the Christmas holidays, and when one of them visits the other, he accidentally burns down the cherished family Christmas tree. The two then hit the streets of New York City to find a replacement and run into thugs, drug parties, strange children and odd stage shows but not a perfect tree. Also with Paula Garces, Danny Trejo, Bobby Lee, Neil Patrick Harris, Danneel Ackles, Elias Koteas, Patton Oswalt, Tom Lennon and Jordan Hinson. Directed by Todd Strauss-Schulson. [1:30]

February 11

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1 [2011] [PG-13] - 6.8.3
The first part of the two-part conclusion to the "Twilight" series: Bella (Kristen Stewart) and vampire Edward (Robert Pattinson) are married and are surprised on their honeymoon when Bella becomes pregnant. Her pregnancy worries both vampires and werewolves, including Bella's best friend, Jacob (Taylor Lautner) especially when she becomes very ill. Also with Billy Burke, Sarah Clark, Ashley Green, Elizabeth Reaser and Kellan Lutz. Directed by Bill Condon. [1:57]

February 14

The Rum Diary [2011] [R] - 7.5.7
Based on the novel by Hunter S. Thomspon: An American journalist (Johnny Depp) moves to Puerto Rico in the 1950s to work, and his various encounters with locals and business tycoons lead him to develop his own voice as a writer. Also with Giovanni Ribisi, Aaron Eckhart, Amber Heard and Richard Jenkins. Directed by Bruce Robinson. [2:00]

Take Shelter [2011] [R] - 2.6.5
A young husband and father (Michael Shannon) is plagued by a series of apocalyptic visions, that force him to question his own sanity; he must then decide between sheltering his family from the coming storm or come to terms with the idea that he's psychotic and it's all in his head. Also with Jessica Chastain, Shea Whigham and Katy Mixon. Directed by Jeff Nichols. [2:00]

Mozart's Sister [2011] [G] - 5.3.4
The untold story of the older sister of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (David Moreau): Maria Anna "Nannerl" (Marie Feret), was five years older than her musical prodigy brother, but just as gifted in her own right. Also with Marc Barbe, Delphine Chuillot and Clovis Fouin. Directed by Rene Feret. In French with English subtitles. [2:00]

Paranormal Activity 3 [2011] [R] - 5.6.6
The third installment of the Paranormal Activity series shows the backstory, which concern two sisters (Chloe Csengery and Jessica Tyler Brown) as they befriend a ghost in their home and the chaos that follows. Also with Christopher Nicholas Smith, Lauren Bittner and Katie Featherston. Directed by Henry Joost & Ariel Schulman. [1:25]

February 21

J. Edgar [2011] [R] - 3.4.5
Biopic of J. Edgar Hoover with Leonardo DiCaprio in the lead role: The first Director of the FBI lead a complicated life as he rose to power, and amid famous raids, G-man comic books and other exploits, Hoover hid secrets with the help of his lifelong friend, Associate FBI Director Clyde Tolson (Armie Hammer) and his long-time secretary (Naomi Watts). Also with Judy Dench, Damon Herriman, Lea Coco, Stephen Root and Jeffrey Donovan. Directed by Clint Eastwood. [2:17]

Tower Heist [2011] [PG-13] - 4.3.5
When the building manager (Ben Stiller) of a high rent tower in NYC realizes that their richest resident (Alan Alda) is being arrested for securities fraud and that the pensions of the entire staff were in his control, he tries to figure out a way to get him to repay their money. Executing a heist seems the only way. Also with Eddie Murphy, Casey Affleck, Matthew Broderick, Stephen McKinley Henderson, Judd Hirsch, Téa Leoni and Michael Pena. Directed by Brett Ratner. [1:44]

Martha Marcy May Marlene [2011] [R] - 8.6.6
A woman runs away from a cult and tries to find normalcy and relearn how regular people live and behave. With Elizabeth Olsen, Christopher Abbott, Brady Corbet, Hugh Dancy, Maria Dizzia, Julia Garner, John Hawkes, Louisa Krause and Sarah Paulson. Directed by T. Sean Durkin. [1:50]

The Mighty Macs [2011] [G] - 3.1.1
Based on the true story of the 1972 Immaculata College female basketball team and their coach Cathy Rush (Carla Gugino), who took the small religious school all the way to win the National Championship. Also with David Boreanaz, Marley Shelton, Ellen Burstyn and Lauren Bittner. Directed by Tim Chambers. [1:42]

February 24

Puss in Boots [2011] [PG] - 2.4.3
In a land of fairy stories an orphaned kitten (voiced by Antonio Banderas) is taken in by a kindly woman (voiced by Constance Marie). He earns his boots as an award for bravery in the village, but as he grows up, he is tricked by a greedy Humpty A. Dumpty (voiced by Zak Galifiakis) into becoming involved in a bank robbery and the cat must flee as an outlaw. Also with the voices of Billy Bob Thornton, Amy Sedaris, Salma Hayek, Walt Dohrn and Guillermo del Toro. Directed by Chris Miller. [1:30]

February 28

I Melt With You [2011] [R] - 6.5.10
Four men (Thomas Jane, Jeremy Piven, Rob Lowe and Christian McKay) re-unite every year for a week of drinking, drugs and catching up with each other's lives. This year's reunion is weightier though since 25 years ago they had made a vow to always strive to become the men they wanted to be and to commit suicide if they failed. Also with Carla Gugino. Directed by Mark Pellington. [2:02]

March
March 6

Footloose [2011] [PG-13] - 5.5.4
A remake of the eponymous 1984 film about a teenager (Kenny Wormald) that moves to a small town in Georgia, where dancing and rock-and-roll have been banned. After falling for the local preacher's daughter (Julianne Hough), he works to change the town's collective mind about his rebellious nature and their prohibitive laws about dancing. Also with Dennis Quaid, Andie MacDowell, Miles Teller and Ray McKinnon. Directed by Craig Brewer. [1:53]

Immortals [2011] [R] - 6.10.2
Theseus (Henry Cavill) is a mortal selected and trained by Zeus (Luke Evans) to lead the fight against King Hyperion (Mickey Rourke), who's on a quest to find a mythical weapon that can destroy humanity. Also with Freida Pinto, Stephen Dorff, Luke Evans, Kellan Lutz and John Hurt. Directed by Tarsme Singh. [1:50]

Jack and Jill [2011] [PG] - 4.4.3
Jack and Jill are twins and both are played by Adam Sandler: Jack finds Jill needy and overbearing, while Jill looks to Jack to help her fledging love life. But when Jack needs Jill to woo a good frontman (Al Pacino) for his commercial, he comes to realize how much his twin means to him. Also with Katie Holmes, David Spade, Nick Swardson, Tim Meadows and Norm MacDonald. Directed by Dennis Dugan. [1:31]

Like Crazy [2011] [PG-13] - 7.1.5
When a British woman (Felicity Jones) in the US as a student falls in love with an American carpenter (Anton Yelchin) their whirlwind romance prompts her to overstay her visa, and they're eventually separated when she is banned from returning to the US. As they try to move on with their lives, we see them coming back together only to be separated again and again, and yet they are unable to let go of each other. Also with Jennifer Lawrence, Charlie Bewley, Alex Kingston and Oliver Muirhead. Directed by Drake Doremus. [1:30]

The Skin I Live In [2011] [R] - 9.8.5
A gifted plastic surgeon (Antonio Banderas) develops a synthetic skin that will withstand any kind of damage. He slowly becomes obsessed with his experimental subject (Alena Anaya), a mysterious woman who holds the key to the doctor's success and happiness. Also with Marisa Paredes, Jan Cornet and Roberto Alamo. Directed by Pedro Almodovar. In Spanish with English subtitles (original title: "La Piel Que Habito"). [1:57]

March 13

The Adventures of Tintin [2011] [PG] - 0.5.3
Based on the classic comic book series created by Belgian artist Georges Remi, aka Hergé: Tintin (voiced by Jamie Bell), his dog Snowie and Captain Haddock (voiced by Andy Serkis) set off on an adventure, looking for a sunken pirate ship that had sailed under Captain Haddock's great-grandfather. The villainous Ivanovich Sakharine (voiced by Daniel Craig) is looking for the same ship, which may contain treasure. Also with the voices of Simon Pegg, Cary Elwes and Toby Jones. Directed by Steven Spielberg. [1:41]

The Descendants [2011] [R] - 5.4.7
A Hawaii lawyer (George Clooney), whose family owns a billion-dollar plot of land, is dealt a traumatic emotional blow when his wife becomes comatose after a boating accident and he also discovers that she had been unfaithful. He tries to begin rebuilding his relationship with his two daughters while deciding whether to keep his land unspoiled or sell it to developers. Also with Shailene Woodley, Amara Miller, Nick Krause, Patricia Hastie, Beau Bridges and Matthew Lillard. Directed by Alexander Payne. [1:55]

Happy Feet Two [2011] [PG] - 2.4.3
In this sequel to "Happy Feet," an Emperor Penguin (voiced by Elijah Wood) and his clan teach a new generation to dance. However, his son (E.G. Daily) is afraid of being laughed at and decides that a puffin (Hank Azaria) is a better role model. At the same time, an elephant seal (Richard Carter) is trapped under the ice and the penguins gather to rescue him, but will the elephant seals return the favor when the penguins need help? Also with the voices of Robin Williams, Matt Damon, Brad Pitt, Pink, Sofía Vergara, Hugo Weaving and Common. Directed by George Miller. [1:45]

Loosies [2012] [PG-13] - 6.5.5
A pickpocket (Peter Facinelli) is making his living in the New York City subway. He has always lived a fast and loose life but after he is confronted by a woman (Jaimie Alexander) with whom he has a one-night stand, his perspective quickly changes. Also with Michael Madsen, Joe Pantoliano, William Forsythe and Vincent Gallo. Directed by Michael Corrente. [1:29]

Melancholia [2011] [R] - 7.4.5
As a recently discovered planet threatens to collide with Earth and destroy all life, two sisters (Charlotte Gainsbourg and Kirsten Dunst) find their strained relationship even more difficult to deal with than coming to terms with the impending end of the world. Also with Kiefer Sutherland, Alexander Skarsgard and Brady Corbet. Directed by Lars von Trier. [2:16]

My Week with Marilyn [2011] [R] - 5.4.5
The true story of the young assistant (Eddie Redmayne) to Sir Laurence Olivier (Kenneth Branagh), who documented the interaction between Olivier and Marilyn Monroe (Michelle Williams) during the filming of "The Prince and the Showgirl." Also with Julia Ormond, Emma Watson and Judi Dench. Directed by Simon Curtis. [1:36]

The Three Musketeers [2011] [PG-13] - 4.6.4
Another adaptation of the classic adventure tale. A young Musketeer (Logan Lerman) joins forces with the three original Musketeers, who are down on their luck, in order to defeat a double agent (Milla Jovovich) and her collaborators as they attempt to overthrow the French king and sink Europe into war. Also with Orlando Bloom, Matthew Macfadyen, Ray Stevenson and Luke Evans. Directed by Paul W.S. Anderson. [1:50]

The Women On the 6th Floor [2011] [PG-13] - 5.2.3
In 1960s Paris a group of Spanish maids change the lives of their formerly conservative bosses. With Fabrice Luchini, Sandrine Kiberlain and Natalia Verbeke. Directed by Philippe Le Guay. In French and Spanish with English Subtitles (original title: "Les femmes du 6ème étage"). [1:44]

Young Adult [2011] [R] - 5.3.6
A successful but depressed woman (Charlize Theron) is convinced that her ex-boyfriend wants her back in his life when she receives an invitation to a party for his newborn child. She makes her way back to her hometown, where she belittles everyone she encounters and behaves like a spoiled celebrity. Also with Patton Oswalt, Patrick Wilson, Elizabeth Reaser, Collette Wolfe, Josh Brolin, Jill Eikenberry, Richard Bekins and Mary Beth Hurt. Directed by Jason Reitman. [1:34]

March 20

Gainsbourg: A Heroic Life [2011] [NR] - 8.3.5
Based on the graphic novel chronicling the life of French singer Serge Gainsbourg (Eric Elmosnino), it covers his childhood growing up in Nazi-occupied Paris, his torrid love affairs with many women and his wildly successful song-writing years, all with a touch of fantasy. Also with Lucy Gordon, Laetitia Casta, Anna Mouglalis and Sara Forestier. Directed by Joann Sfar. In French, Russian and English with English subtitles. [2:01]

Carnage [2011] [R] - 1.4.6
When two sets of parents (Jodie Foster and John C. Reilly, and Christoph Waltz and Kate Winslet) meet to discuss a fight between their two sons, but their conversation quickly deteriorates into chaos. Directed by Roman Polanski. [1:19]

The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo [2011] [R] - 9.9.6
A remake of the eponymous 2009 Swedish film, and based on the best-selling novel by Stieg Larsson: journalist Mikael Blomkvist (Daniel Craig) searches for a woman that has been missing for forty years, aided by Lisbeth (Rooney Mara), a young, troubled computer hacker. Also with Stellan Skarsgard, Christopher Plummer, Robin Wright and Steven Berkoff. Directed by David Fincher. [2:38]

The Muppets [2011] [PG] - 2.3.1
When Muppet Theater comes under threat from an evil oil tycoon (Chris Cooper), two fans (Amy Adams and Jason Segel) help reunite the Muppets for a non-stop night of fundraising and fun. Also with Rashida Jones, Alan Arkin, Sarah Silverman, Jack Black, Zach Galifianakis, Ken Jeong, Emily Blunt, Neil Patrick Harris and Selena Gomez. Directed by James Bobin. [1:38]

Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy [2011] [R] - 7.7.5
Based on the 1974 British spy novel by John le Carré, previously filmed as a miniseries in 1979: Gary Oldman stars as a retired middle-aged intelligence officer, who's pressed into service once again in order to hunt down a Soviet mole in the Circus, the highest level of the British intelligence services. Also with Colin Firth, Tom Hardy, John Hurt, Toby Jones, Mark Strong, Benedict Cumberbatch, Kathy Burke, Svetlana Khodchenkova and Ciaran Hinds. Directed by Tomas Alfredson. [2:08]

March 23

Hop [2011] [PG] - 1.4.1
On the eve of taking over Easter Bunny duties, a young rabbit (voiced by Russell Brand) runs away to Hollywood to pursue his dream of becoming a drummer in a rock band. At the same time, a man (James Marsden) is being thrown out of his parents' house because he doesn't have a job or any aspirations. When the two meet, their lives are given new direction. Also with Kaley Cuoco, Hank Azaria, Gary Cole, Elizabeth Perkins, Hugh Laurie, Tiffany Espensen, David Hasselhoff and Chelsea Handler. Directed by Tim Hill. [1:35]

March 27

Alvin and The Chipmunks: Chip-Wrecked [2011] [G] - 1.3.1
Dave (Jason Lee) takes his six chipmunks on a cruise on the way to a music awards show. Along the way, the chipmunks end up stranded on an uninhabited island and have to fend for themselves. Also with David Cross, Jenny Slate and the voices of Jesse McCartney, Anna Faris, Justin Long, Matthew Gray Gubler, Amy Poehler, Christina Applegate and Alan Tudyk. Directed by Mike Mitchell. [1:27]

A Dangerous Method [2012] [R] - 8.3.5
A glimpse into the relationship between Dr. Carl Jung (Michael Fassbender) and Dr. Sigmund Freud (Viggo Mortensen), as they develop psychoanalysis, while interacting with patient-cum-doctor Dr. Sabina Spielrein (Keira Knightly). Also with Vincent Cassel and Sarah Gadon. Directed by David Cronenberg. [1:39]

Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close [2011] [PG-13] - 1.5.4
Based on the novel by Jonathan Safran Foer, a nine-year-old boy (Thomas Horn) explores the city of New York searching for a lock that will fit the key left behind by his father (Tom Hanks), who died in the World Trade Center on September 11th, 2001. Also with Sandra Bullock, Zoe Caldwell, Max von Sydow and John Goodman. Directed by Stephen Daldry. [2:09]

April
April 3

Being Elmo: A Puppeteer's Journey [2011] [NR] - 0.1.1
The story of Kevin Clash, the puppeteer behind the beloved muppet Elmo of Sesame Street, from his childhood in Baltimore to fulfilling his dream of working with master puppeteer Jim Henson. Includes footage featuring Frank Oz, Jim Henson, Michelle Obama, Kofi Annan, Rosie O'Donnell, Carol Spinney and Whoopi Goldberg. Narrated by Whoopi Goldberg. Directed by Constance Marks. [1:16]

Titanic [1997] [PG-13] - 6.6.5
The infamously unsinkable ship sinks spectacularly in this love story directed by James Cameron: An upper crust girl (Kate Winslet) engaged to a wealthy man (Billy Zane) and a third-class passenger (Leonardo DiCaprio) fall in love while aboard the iceberg-bound ship. Also with Frances Fisher, Gloria Stuart, Bill Paxton, Kathy Bates and Victor Gaber. Directed by James Cameron. [3:14]

War Horse [2011] [PG-13] - 1.8.2
After a teenager (Jeremy Irvine) tames a horse, he is distraught when his father sells it to the British infantry at the beginning of World War I. As the years pass we see the horse go through countless struggles; eventually the horse and his owner are reunited when the young man joins the war. Also with David Thewlis, Emily Watson, Tom Hiddleston, Benedict Cumberbatch and Neil Arestrup. Directed by Steven Spielberg. [2:26]

We Bought a Zoo [2011] [PG] - 2.3.4
Inspired by the true story of a recently widowed father (Matt Damon), who moves his family to the countryside after he buys a zoo and begins the process of renovating both the zoo and his family life. Also with Scarlett Johansson, Thomas Haden Church, Colin Ford, Elle Fanning and Angus Macfadyen. Directed by Cameron Crowe. [2:04]

April 10

The Darkest Hour [2011] [PG-13] - 3.7.5
In Moscow, Russia five young people are faced with an unseen and unknown alien that is taking the form of a ball of energy and light and attacking the Earth by draining all things, living and inorganic, of their power supply. With Emile Hirsch, Olivia Thirlby and Max Minghella. Directed by Chris Gorak. [1:29]

The Iron Lady [2011] [PG-13] - 5.5.3
The story of the rise of Margaret Thatcher (Meryl Streep) through the ranks of the British Parliament and eventually to the Prime Minister's post. Also with Jim Broadbent, Olivia Colman, Roger Allam, Nick Dunning, Nicholas Farrell, Iain Glen, Richard E. Grant and Anthony Head. Directed by Phyllida Lloyd. [1:45]

Sleeping Beauty [2011] [NR] - 9.4.6
A beautiful Australian college student (Emily Browning) is thrust into another life when she becomes a high-class call girl. During one incident she is driven to a country mansion where she's instructed to drink tea that will put her to sleep. Also with Rachel Blake and Ewen Leslie. Directed by Julia Leigh. [1:44]

April 17

Born to Be Wild [2011] [G] - 0.2.0
Documentary with narration by Morgan Freeman: we follow the lives of two women, Birute Galdikas and Daphne Sheldrick, who have devoted their lives to establishing and maintaining a safe haven for baby elephants and orangutans, which have been orphaned by poachers. Directed by David Lickley. [0:40]

The Divide [2012] [R] - 9.10.10
After a nuclear attack on New York City, a group of apartment tenants survive in the basement of their building, where panic slowly increases as their supplies begin to dwindle. With Lauren German, Michael Biehn and Milo Ventimiglia. Directed by Xavier Gens. [1:50]

Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol [2011] [PG-13] - 2.6.4
The fourth installment of the "Mission Impossible" series has the IMF shutting down after it is implicated in a bombing of the Russian Kremlin. Agent Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) and his new team are forced to go rogue in order to clear the IMF and their own names. Also with Jeremy Renner, Paula Patton, Tom Wilkinson, Josh Holloway, Simon Pegg and Samuli Edelmann. Directed by Brad Bird. [2:13]

Shame [2011] [NC-17] - 10.5.10
A man (Michael Fassbender) struggles with his sex addiction while trying to function professionally and socially without being discovered. Also with Carey Mulligan, James Badge Dale and Nicole Beharie. Directed by Steve McQueen II. [1:39]

April 24

Contraband [2012] [R] - 3.7.10
A man (Caleb Landry Jones) smuggling drugs for a drug dealer dumps the merchandise overboard when the ship he is on is boarded by authorities. The drug dealer does not take his actions lightly and so he ends up in the hospital and his partner is killed. The smuggler's brother-in-law (Mark Wahlberg) promises to make a run in order to have the debt forgiven. Also with Kate Beckinsale, Ben Foster, Giovanni Ribisi, Lukas Haas, Diego Luna and J. K. Simmons. Directed by Baltasar Kormákur. [1:50]

Pariah [2011] [R] - 6.4.6
A high school aged young woman (Adepero Oduye) struggles with being gay, finding a girlfriend and how she should go about telling her parents. Also with Pernell Walker, Aasha Davis, Charles Parnell, Sahra Mellesse and Kim Wayans. Directed by Dee Rees. [1:26]

Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy [2011] [R] - 7.7.5
Based on the 1974 British spy novel by John le Carré, previously filmed as a miniseries in 1979: Gary Oldman stars as a retired middle-aged intelligence officer, who's pressed into service once again in order to hunt down a Soviet mole in the Circus, the highest level of the British intelligence services. Also with Colin Firth, Tom Hardy, John Hurt, Toby Jones, Mark Strong, Benedict Cumberbatch, Kathy Burke, Svetlana Khodchenkova and Ciaran Hinds. Directed by Tomas Alfredson. [2:08]


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May

May 1

Haywire [2012] [R] - 3.7.5
When a covert operation turns out to be a set up, one of the operatives (Gina Carano) finds herself on the run and not knowing who she can trust. Also with Michael Douglas, Ewan McGregor, Channing Tatum, Michael Fassbender and Michael Angarano. Directed by Steven Soderbergh. [1:33]

Joyful Noise [2012] [PG-13] - 4.3.4
A single mom and church choir director (Queen Latifah) argues incessantly with teen choir members (Keke Palmer, Dexter Darden and Jeremy Jason) and a veteran singer (Dolly Parton) about what to sing and how to sing it. Frustrations rise even more after losing several regional competitions and funding. But the choir members cooperate to find a way to enter the finals of the National Joyful Noise Competition. Also with Kirk Franklin, Kris Kristofferson, Courtney B. Vance and Jesse L. Martin. Directed by Todd Graff. [1:58]

New Year's Eve [2011] [PG-13] - 5.3.5
A star-studded ensemble cast featuring the different experiences a group of connected strangers with intertwining stories on New Year's Eve 2012. Love, hope, forgiveness, disappointment, second chances and fresh starts are in the air. With Michelle Pfeiffer, Zac Efron, Robert De Niro, Halle Berry, Chris "Ludacris" Bridges, Alyssa Milano, Common, Jessica Biel, Seth Meyers, Sarah Paulson, Katherine Heigl, Jon Bon Jovi, Sofia Vergara, Ashton Kutcher, Lea Michele, Jim Belushi, Josh Duhamel, Sarah Jessica Parker, Abigail Breslin and Hilary Swank. Directed by Garry Marshall. [1:58]

May 8

Playback [2012] [R] - 7.8.8
Approximately 15 years after a gruesome murder several teens decide to do a school project about the event. As they begin to uncover some shocking facts about the murders, they also reveal what could be the mysterious motive. With Johnny Pacar, Toby Hemingway, Ambyr Childers, Jennifer Missoni, Jonathan Keltz, Alessandra Torresani, Christian Slater and Luke Bonczyk. Directed by Michael A. Nickles. [1:38]

Tim and Eric's Billion Dollar Movie [2012] [R] - 9.9.8
Two men (Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim) are given a billion dollars to make a movie and after failing miserably they skip town and try to run a shopping mall so that they can make a billion dollars to pay back their debt. Also with Noah Spencer, Matt O'Toole, Twink Caplan, Ray Wise, Will Ferrell, Will Forte, Zach Galifianakis, John C. Reilly and Robert Loggia. Directed by Tim Heidecker & Eric Wareheim. [1:33]

Underworld: Awakening [2012] [R] - 3.9.5
The fourth installment in the "Underworld" film series: When humans become aware of the existence of Lycans and Vampires they perform purges that will free the planet of both species. However, some remain and they continue fighting against human interference. With Kate Beckinsale, Stephen Rea, Michael Ealy, Theo James, India Eisley and Sandrine Holt. Directed by Måns Mårlind & Björn Stein. A few exchanges are spoken in an unrecognizable language with English subtitles. [1:28]

The Vow [2012] [PG-13] - 4.3.4
Based on a true story of a couple that was involved in a car accident and the woman (Rachel McAdams) suffered severe memory loss, forgetting the past five years of her life, including falling in love and marrying her husband (Channing Tatum). He must now work to make her fall in love with him again. Also with Sam Neill, Jessica Lange and Jessica McNamee. Directed by Michael Sucsy. [1:44]

May 15

Albert Nobbs [2011] [R] - 6.3.5
A 19th century Irish woman (Glenn Close) pretends to be a man for over thirty years so she can improve her prospects for work. In her older years she realizes that she is now trapped by that decision. Also with Mia Wasikowska, Aaron Johnson and Jonathan Rhys Meyers. Directed by Rodrigo Garcia. [1:53]

Chronicle [2012] [PG-13] - 4.7.4
Three teenage boys discover a glowing orb and after touching it become endowed with unusual abilities. Unfortunately they are not all able to deal with their newfound talents and popularity. With Dane DeHaan, Alex Russell, Michael B. Jordan, Michael Kelly, Ashley Hinshaw, Bo Petersen, Anna Wood, Rudi Malcolm and Luke Tyler. Directed by Josh Trank. [1:23]

The Devil Inside [2012] [R] - 3.7.6
A woman's childhood memories include the night when her mother murdered three people in their home, apparently while they were trying to perform an exorcism on her. She ventures to Italy and enlists the help of two exorcist priests to figure out whether her mother was possessed or mentally ill. Also with Fernanda Andrade, Bonnie Morgan, Evan Helmuth, Suzan Crowley and Ionut Grama. Directed by Brent Bell. [1:27]

The Grey [2012] [R] - 2.7.10
A bunch of surly oilrig workers in Arctic Alaska and their leader (Liam Neeson) survive an airplane crash in the isolated, frozen wilderness, and have to face life threatening injuries, extreme blizzard conditions, meager supplies and grey wolves. Also with Frank Grillo, Dermot Mulroney, Dallas Roberts, Joe Anderson, Nonso Anozie and James Badge Dale. Directed by Joe Carnahan. [1:57]

One for the Money [2012] [PG-13] - 5.5.4
A woman (Katherine Heigl) who's been out of work for 6 months takes a job as a recovery agent and pursues the man she lost her virginity to in high school. In the process she learns more about her abilities and the truth about the man she is after. Also with Jason O'Mara, Daniel Sunjata, John Leguizamo, Sherri Shepherd and Debbie Reynolds. Directed by Julie Anne Robinson. [1:31]

Rampart [2011] [R] - 8.6.10
Set in 1999, an LAPD officer (Woody Harrelson) is trying to take care of his personal life while defending himself from accusations of police brutality and being a dirty cop. Also with Ben Foster, Sigourney Weaver, Cynthia Nixon, Anne Heche and Steve Buscemi. Directed by Oren Moverman. [1:48]

May 22

Red Tails [2012] [PG-13] - 2.5.4
Inspired by true events: While the US air force in WWII was losing bombers in their missions over Europe, some of the best combat escort fighters were kept segregated and away from the action because they were African American. Eventually, the pilots of the Tuskegee training program were called into duty and took their place in history as never losing a single American bomber. With Cuba Gooding, Jr., Terrence Howard, Nate Parker, Kevin Phillips, Daniela Ruah, David Oyelowo, Method Man, Elijah Kelley, Andre Royo, Tristan Palmer, Marcus T. Paulk, Ne-Yo and Gerald McRaney. Directed by Anthony Hemingway. [2:05]

The Secret World of Arrietty [2012] [G] - 1.3.0
Animated feature based on the children's book "The Borrowers": The Clock family are four-inch tall humans that secretly live in a normal-sized family's home, "borrowing" small items to furnish their own home. After Arrietty (voiced by Bridgit Mendler), the youngest Clock, is discovered by a normal-sized boy (voiced by David Henrie), the world of the borrowers is soon turned upside down. Also with the voices of Amy Poehler, Carol Burnett and Will Arnett. Directed by Hiromasa Yonebayashi & Gary Rydstrom. [1:34]

This Means War [2012] [PG-13] - 5.5.5
Two CIA agents (Chris Pine and Tom Hardy) use government equipment to learn the life story of their mutual girlfriend (Reese Witherspoon); they also use it to spy on each other, as they fight over the girl. Meanwhile, Russian terrorists interrupt their dating plans. Also with Chelsea Handler, Til Schweiger, Abigail Spencer and Angela Bassett. Directed by McG. [1:40]

The Woman in Black [2012] [PG-13] - 0.6.3
In Victorian England, the feared "Woman in Black" (Liz White) is the ghost of a woman deemed to have been an unfit mother, unable to save her son (Ashley Foster) from drowning at the hands of her sister's family. She wanders her mansion, and every time she is spotted at least one child mysteriously dies. An attorney and single parent (Daniel Radcliffe) takes on the ghost, but finds he must now fight to save his own young son (Misha Handley). Also with Ciarán Hinds, Janet McTeer, Sophie Stuckey and Alisa Khasanova. Directed by James Watkins. [1:35]

May 29

Gone [2012] [PG-13] - 2.5.5
A woman (Amanda Seyfried) becomes concerned when her sister (Emily Wickersham) disappears one evening. She's certain that the serial killer that kidnapped her a year ago has come back and has taken her sister, as well as other girls. When she plans to face him down, two detectives (Daniel Sunjata and Wes Bentley) don't believe there is a serial killer. Also with Jennifer Carpenter, Sebastian Stan, Socratis Otto, Joel David Moore and Michael Paré. Directed by Heitor Dhalia. [1:34]

Goon [2012] [R] - 7.8.10
Doug (Seann William Scott), a bouncer out of place in his brainy family, finds himself drafted to join a semi-pro hockey team made up of other misfits. He soon leads the team to glory, punching out anyone that stands in his way. Also with Jay Baruchel, Alison Pill, Liev Schreiber and Eugene Levy. Directed by Michael Dowse. [1:32]

Man On A Ledge [2012] [PG-13] - 3.5.5
A convict (Sam Worthington) threatens to jump from the ledge of a NYC skyscraper, insisting that he is innocent of jewel theft. When he draws a crowd of onlookers, firefighters and the NYPD, he requests a specific suicide negotiator (Elizabeth Banks) and when she arrives, she determines that the situation may not be what it seems. Also with Jamie Bell, Anthony Mackie, Génesis Rodríguez, Ed Harris, Kyra Sedgwick, Edward Burns and Titus Welliver. Directed by Asger Leth. [1:42]

We Need to Talk About Kevin [2011] [R] - 6.7.5
After her teenage son (Ezra Miller) murders several of his high school classmates, a woman (Tilda Swinton) is shunned by her neighbors. While trying to recover from the shock and terror of the incident she must also deal with her own guilt and feeling responsible for her son's actions. Also with John C. Reilly, Jasper Newell, Rocky Duer and Ashley Gerasimovich. Directed by Lynne Ramsay. [1:52]

June

June 5

Act of Valor [2012] [R] - 2.8.6
Action film starring active-duty Navy SEALs and reportedly using live ammo in order to make the violence seem real: US soldiers are deployed to rescue an undercover CIA agent, who uncovered an international conspiracy started by a drug smuggler working with a jihadi agent to bring explosive-vest wearing terrorists into the United States. With Alex Veadov, Roselyn Sanchez and Nestor Serrano. Directed by Mike McCoy & Scott Waugh. [1:41]

John Carter [2012] [PG-13] - 2.6.4
John Carter, a Civil War veteran (Taylor Kitsch) is mysteriously transported to Mars where he becomes immersed in the conflict between the various nations of the planet. When he meets a princess (Lynn Collins), he vows to help against her enemies. Also with Willem Dafoe, Thomas Haden Church, Ciaran Hinds, Samantha Morton, Daryl Sabara, Mark Strong and Dominic West. Directed by Andrew Stanton. [2:12]

Journey 2: The Mysterious Island 3D [2012] [PG] - 2.5.2
A misunderstood youth (Josh Hutcherson) takes his stepfather (Dwayne Johnson) on an expedition to find the teen's missing grandfather (Michael Caine). The boy receives a coded message containing related clues from classic books and while his stepfather is skeptical, he agrees to a journey to the message's global coordinates. Meanwhile, the grandfather is living on an island previously thought imaginary. Also with Luis Guzman, Vanessa Hudgens and Kristin Davis. Directed by Brad Peyton. [1:34]

Machine Gun Preacher [2011] [R] - 6.8.8
Based on a true story about a man (Gerard Butler) who reformed himself after coming out of prison and finding that his wife (Michelle Monaghan) has become religious. When he hears a visiting minister from Africa speak about their need for help, he decides to visit Sudan to see what's going on and after witnessing the horrors of the Sudanese civil war he builds an orphanage and tracks down and kills the men responsible for making their lives so miserable. Also with Michael Shannon, Souleymane Sy Savane, Madeline Carroll and Kathy Baker. Directed by Marc Forster. [2:07]

Safe House [2012] [R] - 4.8.5
A CIA agent (Ryan Reynolds) is tasked with securing a safe house but after his prisoner, a former CIA agent (Denzel Washington), is targeted and attacked, they find themselves on the run. Also with Robert Patrick, Vera Farmiga, Sam Shepard and Brendan Gleeson. Directed by Daniel Espinosa. [1:55]

June 12

Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance [2012] PG-13] - 2.7.5
Nicolas Cage resumes his role as The Ghost Rider, aka Johnny Blaze, returning to settle another score in this sequel. While in Eastern Europe, Johnny is asked to help the church save a boy (Fergus Riordan) from the devil (Ciaran Hinds). A villain (Johnny Whitworth) interferes and makes Johnny angry, releasing the Rider and wreaking havoc. Also with Christopher Lambert, Idris Elba and Violante Placido. Directed by Mark Neveldine & Brian Taylor. [1:35]

Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows [2011] [PG-13] - 2.6.3
Sherlock Holmes (Robert Downey Jr.) and Dr. Watson (Jude Law) join forces once again to uncover an insidious international plot crafted by their fiercest adversary, Professor Moriarty (Jared Harris), who is conspiring to start a world war. Also with Noomi Rapace, Rachel McAdams and Stephen Fry. Directed by Guy Ritchie. [2:09]

Good Deeds [2012] [PG-13] - 4.3.3
A wealthy businessman (Tyler Perry) has always put aside his dreams and done as he was told by his father, his mom (Phylicia Rashad) and his fiancée (Gabrielle Union). However, he changes when he meets a disadvantaged single mom (Thandie Newton), working in his office building as a janitor. Offering to help her inspires him to start following his own dreams. Also with Brian J. White, Rebecca Romijn, Jamie Kennedy, Eddie Cibrian, Jordenn Thompson and Beverly Johnson. Directed by Tyler Perry. [1:51]

June 19

Big Miracle [2012] [PG] - 1.3.3
Inspired by a true story: a reporter (John Krasinski) in a small Alaska town breaks the story of three gray whales trapped beneath the ice. After his Greenpeace activist ex-girlfriend (Drew Barrymore) gets involved, the story becomes international news as the world hopes that the family of whales can escape the rapidly forming Arctic ice. Also with John Pingayak, Ted Danson, Kirsten Bell and Kathy Baker. Directed by Ken Kwapis. [2:03]

Jeff, Who Lives at Home [2012] [R] - 4.4.8
An unemployed and aimless 30-year-old (Jason Segel) still lives in his mother's basement and finds himself searching for meaning in everything, including a chance run-in with his brother (Ed Helms), before they begin a day-long investigation into the possible infidelity of his sister-in-law. Also with Susan Sarandon, Judy Greer and Rae Dawn Chong. Directed by Jay Duplass & Mark Duplass. [1:23]

Project X [2012] [R] - 7.5.10
Based loosely on a real incident, three high school students (Thomas Mann, Oliver Cooper and Jonathan Daniel Brown) throw a wild birthday party in order to film it as a documentary and gain popularity. But they get more than they expected -- more nudity, more drugs and alcohol, and more property damage. Also with Kirby Bliss Blanton, Nichole Bloom, Dax Flame and Alexis Knapp. Directed by Nima Nourizadeh. [1:28]

Wanderlust [2012] [R] - 8.4.8
A married couple (Paul Rudd and Jennifer Aniston) commit to an expensive apartment in NYC but they suddenly find themselves unemployed. Unsure of what to do next they sell, pack up and end up in a commune with a quirky bunch of free spirits. Also with Malin Akerman, Justin Theroux, Alan Alda and Kathryn Hahn. Directed by David Wain. [1:40]

June 26

The Artist [2011] [PG-13] - 2.3.3
A very popular silent movie star (Jean Dujardin) finds it difficult to transition to talking movies when the new craze arrives. But with the help of a few friends he manages to get through. Also with Bérénice Béjo, John Goodman, James Cromwell and Penelope Ann Miller. Directed by Michel Hazanavicius. A large majority of the film is silent with occasional subtitles and accompanied by music. [1:40]

The Perfect Family [2012] [PG-13] - 4.4.3
A devout Catholic wife and mother (Kathleen Turner) has been nominated for "Catholic Woman of the Year" but as she goes through the motions required to win the award, she almost loses what is most important to her -- her family. Also with Emily Deschanel, Jason Ritter, Richard Chamberlain and Elizabeth Pena. Directed by Anne Renton. [1:24]

21 Jump Street [2012] [R] - 7.7.10
A high school bully and his target (Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill) grow up to become bumbling police officers. They receive one final chance with the police force from their captain (Ice Cube) in a mission out of the Jump Street HQ: they have to infiltrate a high school, going undercover as students, in order to break up a drug ring. Also with Brie Larson, Dave Franco, Ellie Kemper and Rob Riggle. Directed by Phil Lord & Christopher Miller. [1:35]

July

July 3

Jesus Henry Christ [2012] [PG-13] - 2.6.5
The story of a ten-year-old (Jason Spevack), conceived in-vitro, who seeks the identity of his father while also trying to find his place in the world. Also with Toni Collette, Michael Sheen and Samantha Weinstein. Directed by Dennis Lee. [1:32]

July 10

American Reunion [2012] [R] - 8.3.9
The same group of friends from the series "American Pie" return for their high school reunion 13 years later. Some have intimacy issues, maturity issues and marital strains and the rekindling of old love affairs and sexual escapades ensues. With Jason Biggs, Alyson Hannigan, Chris Klein, Thomas Ian Nicholas, Tara Reid, Seann William Scott, Mena Suvari, Eddie Kaye Thomas, John Cho, Jennifer Coolidge, Eugene Levy, Natasha Lyonne and Dania Ramirez. Directed by Jon Hurwitz & Hayden Schlossberg. [1:53]

Being Flynn [2012] [R] - 7.6.10
Based on a true story: Nick Flynn (Paul Dano) is reacquainted with his father after 18 years of separation when his father Jonathan (Robert De Niro) checks into the homeless shelter where Nick works. A self-proclaimed novelist and con man, Jonathan struggles with an alcohol addiction while his son struggles to avoid following in his father's footsteps. Also with Julianne Moore, Olivia Thirlby, Eddie Rouse and Lili Taylor. Directed by Paul Weitz. [1:42]

The Flowers of War [2011] [R] - 6.8.5
When a westerner (Christian Bale) takes refuge in a Catholic church during the 1937 Nanking Massacre (also known as the Rape of Nanking), he finds himself responsible for the safety of a group of schoolgirls and several prostitutes, as he tries to lead them to safety and away from the invading Japanese army. Also with Ni Ni, Xinyi Zhang, Tong Dawel and Paul Schneider. Directed by Yimou Zhang. In Mandarin and English, with English subtitles. [2:26]

July 17

Friends with Kids [2012] [R] - 7.2.8
Two lifelong friends (Adam Scott and Jennifer Westfeldt) decide to have a child together and share custody, thinking that they can avoid the complications of married life. Also with Jon Hamm, Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph, Chris O'Dowd, Megan Fox and Edward Burns. Directed by Jennifer Westfeldt. [1:47]

Salmon Fishing in the Yemen [2012] [PG-13] - 6.5.5
When a Scottish fisheries expert (Ewan McGregor) is hired as a consultant to help a Sheik bring his beloved fly-fishing to the desert, he is paired with a management consultant (Emily Blunt) and the two embark on their improbable mission together. Also with Amr Waked, Catherine Steadman and Tom Beard. Directed by Lasse Hallström. [1:51]

The Three Stooges [2012] [PG] - 2.4.2
Based on the TV series: Three friends, Larry, Curly and Moe, start their relationship as toddlers in an orphanage and remain together, living and working until they learn one day that the orphanage will close unless they can raise $830,000. They head to the big city where they hope to save the day and are convinced to help a woman kill her husband for exactly the amount that they need. Also with Sean Hayes, Will Sasso, Chris Diamantopoulos, Jane Lynch, Sofia Vergara and Jennifer Hudson. Directed by Bobby & Peter Farrelly. [1:35]

July 24

The Deep Blue Sea [2011] [R] - 6.4.5
Adapted from a 1952 play by Terence Rattigan: Rachel Weisz stars as a woman who falls for a handsome RAF pilot and recent veteran of WWII and leaves her passionless marriage to a much older high court judge for him. After she attempts to kill herself, she experiences a series of flashbacks from events that had drastically changed her life. Also with Tom Hiddleston and Simon Russell Beale. Directed by Terence Davies. [1:38]

Silent House [2011] [R] - 4.6.5
A twenty-something woman (Elizabeth Olsen) visits her family's abandoned lake house with her father (Adam Trese) in order to prepare it for sale. Dark and eerie, the house is home to strange events, apparitions, and secrets. Sealed into the shadowy house alone, she faces unexpected enemies in terror. Also with Eric Sheffer Stevens, Julia Taylor Ross and Haley Murphy. Directed by Chris Kentis & Laura Lau. [1:28]

August

August 7

Bel Ami [2012] [R] - 7.4.5
Based on the Guy de Maupassant classic, it is the story of journalist Georges Duroy (Robert Pattinson) and his ambition to succeed in Paris. In order to gain success, he manipulates a number of wealthy Parisian women (Uma Thurman, Christina Ricci, Kristin Scott-Thomas and Natalia Tena) and confronts jealousy, love and hate. Also with Colm Meany. Directed by Declan Donnellan & Nick Ormerod. [1:42]

Blue Like Jazz [2012] [PG-13] - 4.3.4
A young man raised as a Southern Baptist is preparing to leave home and go to a religious college to study writing. When he becomes disillusioned by the people he trusted most in his life, he takes a different turn and learns about life outside religion at a non-religious college. With Marshall Allman, Jason Marsden, Tania Raymonde, Claire Holt, Justin Welborn and William McKinney. Directed by Steve Taylor. [1:46]

Dr. Seuss' The Lorax [2012] [PG] - 1.3.1
Animated feature about a teen boy that sets out on a mission to find a real tree for the teen girl he has a crush on. In the process, he discovers the real reason his hometown is made of plastic and what happened to all the trees. With the voices of Danny DeVito, Ed Helms, Zac Efron, Taylor Swift, Betty White and Rob Riggle. Directed by Chris Renaud & Kyle Balda. [1:26]

August 7

The Raid: Redemption [2011] [R] - 1.10.10
Indonesian film about elite police officers that raid a tenement building run by a ruthless drug lord. The police must battle with an army of determined killers bent on preventing anyone from reaching their boss, who's hiding on the top floor. With Iko Uwais, Ananda George and Ray Sahetapy. Directed by Gareth Evans. (Original title: "Serbuan Maut.") [1:41]

Rosetta [1999] - 3.4.5
A poverty-stricken Belgian girl tries to find and keep a job while watching over her alcoholic mother. With Emilie Dequenne, Fabrizio Rongione, Anne Yernaux and Olivier Gourmet. In French with English subtitles. [1:34]

August 18

The Hunger Games [2012] [PG-13] - 3.6.3
Movie version of Suzanne Collins' young-adult novel about a future world where a reality show pits teenage contestants against each other in a fight to the death: A young woman (Jennifer Lawrence) volunteers to take her younger sister's place and represent her district, along with a young man (Josh Hutcherson), in the annual televised competition; to survive they will have to kill other young people who represent their districts. Also with Stanley Tucci, Wes Bentley, Willow Shields, Liam Hemsworth, Elizabeth Banks, Woody Harrelson, Lenny Kravitz and Donald Sutherland. Directed by Gary Ross. [2:22]

August 21

Bernie [2012] [PG-13] - 3.5.5
Based on the true story of a beloved assistant funeral director (Jack Black) who began a relationship with a wealthy older woman (Shirley MacLaine), known for her bad attitude, only to end up shooting her and storing her body in the freezer and charitably spending her money until he was caught. Also with Matthew McConaughey. Directed by Richard Linklater. [1:44]

Chimpanzee [2012] [G] - 0.3.0
The story of a chimp followed from his birth to when he is separated from his chimpanzee group and then unexpectedly adopted by the leader of his pack. Narrated by Tim Allen. Directed by Alastair Fothergill & Mark Linfield. [1:18]

The Dictator [2012] [R] - 7.6.6
Sacha Baron Cohen stars as a ruthless dictator from an oil-rich small North African nation. Wanting to pursue a nuclear weapons program, he visits the United States with his brother (Ben Kingsley) to address the United Nations, but he ends up stripped of his position and has to get a job in an organic grocery store run by an activist (Anna Faris). Also with Jason Mantzoukas and J.B. Smoove. Directed by Larry Charles. [1:23]

A Separation [2011] [PG-13] - 1.4.4
When a married couple (Peyman Moaadi and Leila Hatami) are forced to decide between staying in their home country of Iran to care for the husband's father who is suffering from Alzheimer's or to move to another country to improve the life of their child, their decision is further complicated when the husband is accused of a very serious crime. Also with Sareh Bayat, Shahab Hosseini, and Sarina Farhadi. Directed by Asghar Farhadi. In Persian with English subtitles (original title: Jodaeiye Nader az Simin). [2:03]

August 28

Battleship [2012] [PG-13] - 3.6.5
A multi-national naval exercise is interrupted by an alien invasion. A force field prevents nuclear weapons from attacking the aliens and the survival of the human race depends on figuring out how to battle at sea with conventional weaponry. Based on the Hasbro board game of the same name. With Alexander Skarsgård, Rihanna, Brooklyn Decker, Tadanobu Asano, Hamish Linklater, Liam Neeson, Peter MacNicol, John Tui, Jesse Plemons and Gregory D. Gadson. Directed by Peter Berg. [2:11]

Darling Companion [2012] [PG-13] - 4.3.4
The story of an empty nester (Diane Keaton) that rescues a dog along a freeway. But after the dog runs away on a walk, she must confront her disappointment with her husband (Kevin Kline), an emotionally distant surgeon. Also with Dianne Wiest, Richard Jenkins, Elisabeth Moss, Sam Shepard and Mark Duplass. Directed by Lawrence Kasdan. [1:43]

The Lucky One [2012] [PG-13] - 6.5.4
A U.S. Marine (Zac Ephron), on his third tour of duty in Iraq, finds a discarded photo of a woman (Taylor Schilling). Keeping it in his pocket, he is convinced that the image saved him from death several times and when he returns home, he walks across the country on foot in search of the woman in the photograph. He finds more than he bargained for, but also more than he dreamed. Also with Blythe Danner, Jay R. Ferguson, Riley Thomas Stewart and Joe Chrest. Directed by Scott Hicks. [1:40]

The Pirates! Band of Misfits [2012] [PG] - 2.3.2
Animated feature about a pirate (voiced by Hugh Grant) and his loser crew that dream of finally winning the annual Pirate of the Year Award against their archenemies (voiced by Jeremy Piven, Lenny Henry and Salma Hayek). The pirates must survive dangerous voyages from Blood Island to foggy London, but Queen Victoria (Imelda Staunton) presents obstacles for them in this Victorian-era "reality show." Also with the voices of Martin Freeman, Al Roker, Brian Blessed, Brendan Gleeson, David Tennant and Ashley Jensen. Directed by Peter Lord & Jeff Newitt. [1:27]

Think Like a Man [2012] [PG-13] - 5.2.5
Tired of trying to figure men out, four women (Meagan Good, Regina Hall, Taraji P. Henson and Gabrielle Union) decide to behave just like them in the arena of love, after reading Steve Harvey's book "Act Like A Lady, Think Like A Man." The women apply the tenets of the book, but their men (Michael Ealy, Jeremy Ferrara, Terrence Jenkins and Romany Malco) realize what is happening and vow to fight back. Also with Steve Harvey, Kevin Hart, Jennifer Lewis, Sherri Shepherd, Wendy Williams and Chris Brown. Directed by Tim Story. [2:00]


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September

September 4

The Five-Year Engagement [2012] [R] - 7.4.9
A man (Jason Segel) proposes to a woman (Emily Blunt) and they begin planning their wedding and their future together; when she is offered a post-doctoral position at a university in Michigan, they leave their San Francisco home thinking it will be a two year delay in their plans. But it doesn't turn out that way and as more time passes, it becomes harder and harder to pin down a wedding date. Also with Chris Pratt, Alison Brie, Rhys Ifans and Kevin Hart. Directed by Nicholas Stoller. [2:04]

Piranha 3DD [2012] [R] - 8.10.7
Sequel to "Piranha 3D": the prehistoric piranhas find their way into a water park and wreak havoc on the visitors. With David Koechner, Danielle Panabaker, David Hasselhoff, Matt Bush and Jean-Luc Bilodeau. Directed by John Gulager. [1:23]

Safe [2012] [R] - 0.8.6
Jason Statham stars as a man with a dark past, suffering from guilt. When his wife is murdered, he becomes homeless and wanders the streets until one day he encounters a 12-year-old girl (Catherine Chan) hiding from Russian thugs. When he takes them on to protect her, he doesn't know just how deeply involved he will become. Also with Chris Sarandon, Anson Mount, James Hong, Reggie Lee, Robert John Burke, Sándor Técsy and Joseph Sikora. Directed by Boaz Yakin. [1:35]

Woman Thou Art Loosed [2004] [R] - 6.8.4
Adapted from Bishop T.D. Jakes' self-help novel, it describes the efforts of a woman who has endured abuse as a child to come to terms with her memories, and the consequences of her ordeal. With Kimberly Elise, Loretta Devine, Debbi Morgan, Michael Boatman and Clifton Powell. Directed by Michael Schultz. [1:39]

September 11

For Greater Glory [2012] [R] - 1.8.3
A dramatic account of the Cristeros War, the 1920s conflict when Mexican Roman Catholics fought against the anticlerical Mexican government. Andy Garcia stars as a retired general recruited by the leaders of the Catholic militias to lead their fight. Also with Oscar Isaac, Catalina Sandino Moreno, Santiago Cabrera, Rubén Blades, Bruce McGill, Arián Alonso, Eva Longoria and Peter O’Toole. Directed by Dean Wright. [2:23]

Girl In Progress [2012] [PG-13] - 5.3.3
The story of a teenager (Cierra Ramirez) who was raised by her absent single mother (Eva Mendes), and her rush into adulthood after being inspired by coming-of-age stories. Also with Patricia Arquette and Matthew Modine. Directed by Patricia Riggen. [1:33]

Snow White and the Huntsman [2012] [PG-13] - 3.7.3
A young princess is locked away in a tower for years after her father, the king, is murdered by his new wife (Charlize Theron) who takes over his throne. Years later, when the young woman (Kristen Stewart) finds a way out of the tower, the queen will stop at nothing to get her back. Also with Chris Hemsworth, Sam Claflin, Sam Spruell, Ian McShane, Bob Hoskins, Ray Winstone, Nick Frost, Eddie Marsan, Toby Jones, Johnny Harris and Brian Gleeson. Directed by Rupert Sanders. [2:07]

What to Expect When You're Expecting [2012] [PG-13] - 4.3.5
Five couples deal with becoming parents in different ways, either through pregnancy or adoption. Based on the self-help bestseller. With Cameron Diaz, Jennifer Lopez, Elizabeth Banks, Chace Crawford, Brooklyn Decker, Ben Falcone, Anna Kendrick, Matthew Morrison, Dennis Quaid, Chris Rock, Rodrigo Santoro, Joe Manganiello and Rob Huebel. Directed by Kirk Jones. [1:50]

Where Do We Go Now? [2012] [PG-13] - 3.6.4
Lebanese film about a remote village inhabited by Muslims and Christians: The village is surrounded by landmines and civil war rages through the country, pitting the two faiths against one another, while the women of the village try to keep the men civil. With Nadine Labaki, Claude Moussawbaa and Layla Hakim. Directed by Nadine Labaki. In Arabic, French, Russian and English with English subtitles. [1:50]

September 18

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel [2012] [PG-13] - 4.3.5
Several retired English men and women, including a newly widowed woman (Judi Dench), a couple (Bill Nighy and Penelope Wilton) that has lost its savings, a woman (Maggie Smith) with no family and no job and nervously awaiting a hip replacement, a judge (Tom Wilkinson) returning to his childhood home, a man (Ronald Pickup) looking for a new life and a new woman and a multiple divorcée (Celia Imrie) looking for a new husband travel to India to try out a ritzy new retirement hotel. When they arrive, they find it's not so ritzy. Also with Dev Patel, Tena Desae and Diana Hardcastle. Directed by John Madden. [2:04]

The Cabin in the Woods [2012] [R] - 6.9.10
Several friends head to a remote cabin for a weekend of partying but shortly after they arrive strange noises and occurrences put them on their guard. Then one by one they begin to get killed. With Kristen Connolly, Chris Hemsworth, Anna Hutchison, Jules Fran Kranz, Jesse Williams, Richard Jenkins, Bradley Whitford, Brian White and Amy Acker. Directed by Drew Goddard. [1:35]

Chico & Rita [2012] [NR] - 7.4.4
Animated feature set in 1948 Cuba as a flashback about the turbulent love affair between a talented pianist and a talented singer. With the voices of Limara Meneses, Eman Xor Oña, Mario Guerra, Jon Adams, Renny Arozarena, Blanca Rosa Blanco, Jackie de la Nuez. Directed by Tono Errando, Javier Mariscal & Fernando Trueba. In Spanish with English subtitles. [1:34]

Hysteria [2012] [R] - 7.3.4
The true story of Mortimer Granville (Hugh Dancy) and his invention of the first mechanical stimulator for women that changed 19th century ideas of female sexuality and medical procedures. Also with Maggie Gyllenhaal, Jonathan Pryce, Felicity Jones, Rupert Everett and Sheridan Smith. Directed by Tanya Wexler. [1:40]

September 25

The Avengers [2012] [PG-13] - 2.7.3
When a blue cube opens a door to other worlds and the evil deity Loki (Tom Hiddleston) comes through and starts turning humans into his minions, Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.), the Incredible Hulk (Mark Ruffalo), Thor (Chris Hemsworth), Captain America (Chris Evans) and other superheroes come together to protect humanity. Also with Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Tom Hiddleston, Clark Gregg, Cobie Smulders, Stellan Skarsgård, Samuel L. Jackson, Gwyneth Paltrow and Paul Bettany. Directed by Joss Whedon. [2:22]

Damsels in Distress [2011] [PG-13] - 5.4.3
A quirky set of female co-eds set out to change the male-dominated campus of Seven Oaks University with suicide prevention through tap-dancing and free-soap outreach. With Greta Gerwig, Adam Brody, Analeigh Tipton, Carrie MacLemore, Megalyn Echikunwoke and Aubrey Plaza. Directed by Whit Stillman. [1:39]

Delicacy [2011] [PG-13] - 4.3.5
Film about the life of a woman (Audrey Tautou) who has to overcome the sudden death of her husband and soulmate. She throws herself into her work for years, but surprises all of her friends when she suddenly becomes involved with an unlikely co-worker. Also with Francois Damiens, Pio Marmai, Melanie Bernier and Bruno Todeschini. Directed by Stephane Foenkinos. In French with English subtitles (original title: "La Delicatesse"). [1:48]

Klown [2012] [R] - 10.4.8
To prove to his girlfriend that he can take care of their unborn child, a man (Frank Hvam) "kidnaps" her 12-year-old nephew and takes off on a canoe trip with his best friend (Casper Christensen); the adventure ends up as a weekend of debauchery. Directed by Mikkel Nørgaard. In Danish with English subtitles (original title: "Klovn: The Movie") [1:29]

October

October 2

Dark Shadows [2012] [PG-13] - 4.6.4
A witch (Eva Green) is angry that a rich man (Johnny Depp) spurned her, so in retaliation she puts a spell on him in 1772, burying him alive as a vampire. Then he's accidentally dug up in 1972, and finds out that his descendants on the family estate are so dysfunctional that the matriarch (Michelle Pfeiffer) pays a live-in psychiatrist (Helena Bonham Carter). The vampire aims to set things straight. Also with Christopher Lee, Chloe Grace Moretz, Gulliver McGrath, Jonny Lee Miller and Jackie Earle Haley. Directed by Tim Burton. [1:53]

People Like Us [2012] [PG-13] - 5.4.5
Based on a true story about a harried salesman (Chris Pine) that struggles with his own life and relationship with a woman (Olivia Wilde) as he reluctantly flies back home to LA for his estranged father's funeral. There, he finds that Dad's will requires him to deliver $150,000 to his alcoholic sister (Elizabeth Banks). He finds this odd, since he never knew he had a sister, much less one that has an 11-year-old son (Michael Hall D'Addario) and attends Alcoholics Anonymous meetings. Also with Michelle Pfeiffer, Mark Duplass and Jon Favreau. Directed by Alex Kurtzman. [1:55]

October 9

Prometheus [2012] [R] - 3.8.5
Prequel to the "Alien" franchise: After archeologists find 35,000-year-old cave drawings that depict an alien being and planets, a science vessel is launched into space and travels for two years before reaching what is believed to be the site of the alien civilization that was responsible for the origin of humanity on Earth. With Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender, Charlize Theron, Idris Elba, Logan Marshall-Green and Sean Harris. Directed by Ridley Scott. [2:04]

The Raven [2012] [R] - 2.8.5
Edgar Allen Poe (John Cusack) helps a police detective (Luke Evans) track down a serial killer that is using Poe's stories to stage killings; plus, he has kidnapped Poe's fiancée (Alice Eve) as his next victim. Also with Brendan Gleeson, Sam Hazeldine and Oliver Jackson-Cohen. Directed by James McTeigue. [1:50]

Rock of Ages [2012] [PG-13] - 8.3.4
Based on a rock musical set in 1987, this romance stars a small town girl (Juianne Hough) and her big-city boyfriend (Diego Boneta). They meet in Hollywood, where they have gone to become rock stars, but find themselves diverted by the realities of life. Their story and those of four aging music industry icons are told through hit songs from Def Leppard, Foreigner, Joan Jett, Journey, Bon Jovi, Pat Benatar, Twisted Sister and many more eighties bands. Also with Russell Brand, Paul Giamatti, Catherine Zeta Jones, Malin Akerman, Mary J. Blige, Alec Baldwin, Tom Cruise, Bryan Cranston, Will Forte and Constantine Maroulis. Directed by Adam Shankman. [2:03]

October 16

Chernobyl Diaries [2012] [R] - 2.7.10
Six thrill seekers hire an Extreme Tour guide (Dimitri Diatchenko) to take them through the rubble left by the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear disaster in Ukraine. The reactor released over 40 times the radiation as the Hiroshima bomb and is off limits, but the guide takes them into an abandoned workers' village where they discover something sinister. Also with Ingrid Bolso Berdal, Olivia Dudley, Devin Kelley, Jesse McCartney, Nathan Phillips, and Jonathan Sadowski. Directed by Brad Parker. [1:30]

Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted [2012] [PG] - 2.3.1
In this animated third sequel, the Penguins, the Chimps and King Julien (voiced by Sacha Baron Cohen) win a fortune in Monte Carlo while the Central Park Zoo animals (voiced by Ben Stiller, David Schwimmer, Chris Rock and Jada Pinkett Smith) are stuck in Africa. Deciding to swim to Monte Carlo to find the Penguins, they run afoul of a Police Captain (voiced by Frances McDormand) who wants to mount their heads on her wall. Also with the voices of Tom McGrath, Chris Miller, Christopher Knights, John DiMaggio, Conrad Vernon, Andy Richter, Bryan Cranston, Jessica Chastain, Martin Short, Cedric the Entertainer and Paz Vega. Directed by Eric Darnell, Tom McGrath and Conrad Vernon. [1:25]

Moonrise Kingdom [2012] [PG-13] - 5.4.3
Wes Anderson's newest movie takes place over three days in the summer of 1975 on a remote island when two young lovers (Jared Gilman and Kara Hayward) flee and attempt to start a new life together. Also with Bruce Willis, Edward Norton, Bill Murray, Frances McDormand, Tilda Swinton, Jason Schwartzman and Bob Balaban. Directed by Wes Anderson. [1:34]

That's My Boy [2012] [R] - 9.5.10
At age 14 a boy (Adam Sandler) fathered a son (Andy Samberg) and raised him haphazardly as a single parent until the boy left home on his 18th birthday. Mom, the boy's schoolteacher, went to prison. Now, after an estrangement of years, the father shows up at his son's wedding in search of a loan, but finds a nest of secrets. Also with Leighton Meester, Susan Sarandon, James Caan, Will Forte, Milo Ventimiglia, Rex Ryan and Vanilla Ice. Directed by Sean Anders. [1:54]

October 23

Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter [2012] [R] - 5.8.5
Based on the novel by Seth Grahame-Smith: Young Abe Lincoln witnesses a fatal attack on his mother (Robin McLeavy) by a vampire (Marton Csokas) and as he grows into adulthood he vows to kill all vampires. With the help of one renegade vampire (Dominic Cooper), now President Lincoln (Benjamin Walker) frees the United States from the undead. Also with Anthony Mackie, Jimmi Simpson, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Erin Wasson and Rufus Sewell. Directed by Timur Bekmambetov. [1:45]

Madea's Witness Protection [2012] [PG-13] - 4.4.4
A prosecutor (Tyler Perry) asks his aunt (also Tyler Perry) to house a family of five white people for two months in a makeshift witness protection program. The family includes a bumbling patsy (Eugene Levy), his confused mom (Doris Roberts), his young wife (Denise Richards), and their two teenagers. The aunt hides the family from the Mafia, but has to set right other problems. Also with Danielle Campbell, Devon Leos, Romeo Miller, Marla Gibbs and John Amos. Directed by Tyler Perry. [1:54]

Magic Mike [2012] [R] - 8.4.10
A stripper emeritus (Matthew McConaughey) operates his own club. His headlining stripper (Channing Tatum) brings in a new dancer (Alex Pettyfer) and teaches him the ropes of stripping and partying while trying to figure out a business life that will help him escape his current vocation. Along the way he falls for the new dancer's sister (Cody Horn). Also with Matt Bomer, Olivia Munn and Joe Manganiello. Directed by Steven Soderbergh. [1:50]

Seeking a Friend for the End of the World [2012] [R] - 4.6.6
As the radio news broadcasts that a US space shuttle sent into space to protect Earth from an asteroid impact has failed, a man's (Steve Carell) wife abandons him. He decides to take a road trip to find his high school sweetheart hoping for a meaningful encounter, accompanied by his neighbor (Keira Knightley). Also with Melinda Dillon, Connie Britton, Adam Brody, Rob Corddry, Martin Sheen, William Peterson and Gillian Jacobs. Directed by Lorene Scafaria. [1:34]

Take this Waltz [2012] [R] - 8.2.6
When a happy newlywed (Michelle Williams) falls for an artist (Luke Kirby) living across the street, we see the unraveling of her marriage. Also with Seth Rogen, Sarah Silverman and Jennifer Podemski. Directed by Sarah Polley. [1:46]

October 30

Ruby Sparks [2012] [R] - 5.3.7
A lonely novelist (Paul Dano) suffers from writer's block after his early success. Therapy does no good, so he dreams of the perfect woman, writes her into a short story, and she then appears as a real person (Zoe Kazan), as if by magic. But the whole thing may be too good to be true. Also with Antonio Banderas, Annette Bening, Steve Coogan and Elliott Gould. Directed by Jonathan Dayton & Valerie Faris. [1:44]

Safety Not Guaranteed [2012] [R] - 5.4.5
An offbeat classified ad draws the attention of three magazine employees (Aubrey Plaza, Jake Johnson and Karan Soni) who set out to meet the advertiser. They find a supermarket clerk (Mark Duplass) who thinks he's invented time travel. The four embark on a bittersweet adventure to find lost loves and new lives. Also with Jenica Bergere, Kristen Bell, Jeff Garlin and Mary Lynn Rajskub. Directed by Colin Trevorrow. [1:25]

November

November 6

360 [2012] [R] - 8.4.5
A look at the lives of a wide variety of people spanning the globe, concentrating on intersecting relationships. With Rachel Weisz, Jude Law, Anthony Hopkins and Lucia Siposova. Directed by Fernando Meirelles. [1:50]

Your Sister's Sister [2012] [R] - 6.2.10
A man (Mark Duplass) is having a hard time coping with the loss of his brother, so his friend (Emily Blunt), who was also his brother's former girlfriend, offers to let him use her father's cabin so he can clear his head. After a drunken encounter with his friend's sister (Rosemarie DeWitt), he sets off on an introspective journey. Directed by Lynn Shelton. [1:30]

November 9

The Amazing Spiderman [2012] [PG-13] - 3.6.4
Teenager Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield) searches for his father and mother, who disappeared mysteriously when he was a child. Meanwhile, he develops a relationship with a schoolmate (Emma Stone), who is also the local police captain's daughter. His search leads him to radioactive spiders that give him superpowers and confrontations with a super-villain called the Lizard. Also with Rhys Ifans, Denis Leary, Martin Sheen, Sally Field, Irrfan Kahn and Chris Zylka. Directed by Marc Webb. [2:16]

November 13

Brave [2012] [PG] - 2.4.1
A princess (voiced by Kelly Macdonald) is determined to do more in her life than just sit idly by as a medieval Scottish princess is expected to do. After she openly defies age-old customs and brings chaos to her kingdom she must use her bravery and archery skills to restore peace. Also with the voice talent of Emma Thompson, Kevin McKidd, Billy Connolly and Julie Walters. Directed by Mark Andrews, Brenda Chapman, Craig Ferguson & Steve Purcell. [1:33]

Savages [2012] [R] - 8.9.10
A Buddhist (Aaron Johnson) and his buddy (Taylor Kitsch), a former Navy SEAL, are partners growing a very potent marijuana crop and they also happily cohabit with a shared girlfriend (Blake Lively) in Laguna Beach. The Mexican Baja Cartel suddenly appears and orders the three to join them, and when they refuse their girlfriend is kidnapped. Also with Salma Hayek, Benicio Del Toro and John Travolta. Directed by Oliver Stone. [2:10]

2 Days In New York [2012] [R] - 6.3.7
A woman (Julie Delpy), a man (Chris Rock) and their blended family are thrown out of their comfortable daily routine when the woman's family comes from France for a visit. Also with Albert Delpy, Vincent Gallo, Alexie Landeau and Alexandre Nahon. Directed by Julie Delpy. In English and French with some subtitles. [1:36]

The Watch [2012] [R] - 8.8.10
Ben Stiller, Vince Vaughn, Jonah Hill and Richard Ayoade star as neighbors in a small Ohio town, who set up a neighborhood watch, become involved in trying to solve a murder and discover that their community is full of unfriendly extraterrestrials. Also with Rosemarie DeWitt and Will Forte. Directed by Akiva Schaffer. [1:40]

November 20

The Expendables 2 [2012] [R] - 2.8.4
In this sequel the Expendables team (Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Dolph Lundgren, Jet Li, Bruce Willis, Liam Hemsworth, Terry Crews, Randy Couture and Novak Djokovic) is re-united and when one of them is killed on the job it becomes a mission of revenge. Also with Chuck Norris, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jean-Claude van Damme. Directed by Simon West. [1:43]

November 27

Apparition [2012] [PG-13] - 4.7.4
Several students of paranormal Psychology try to recreate an experiment performed in the '70s that supposedly resulted in contacting a recently deceased person. When the experiment goes horribly wrong and one of the students disappears, the remaining students endeavor to reverse the experiment. With Ashley Greene, Sebastian Stan and Tom Felton. Directed by Todd Lincoln. [1:22]

Lawless [2012] [R] - 7.8.7
Based on the true story of a family of brothers operating an illegal alcohol production and sale business during Prohibition. With Shia LaBeouf, Tom Hardy, Jessica Chastain, Jason Clarke, Dane Dehaan and Mia Wasikowska. Directed by John Hillcoat. [1:55]

ParaNorman [2012] [PG] - 2.5.3
Animated feature about a boy (voiced by Kodi Smith-McPhee) that can see the dead and interact with them. Along with his friend (voiced by Tucker Abrizzi), he wants to save his New England hometown from an ancient curse and so they must interact with zombies, ghosts, and witches. Also with the voices of Anna Kendrick, Casey Affleck, John Goodman, Leslie Mann, Jeff Garlin, Christopher Mintz-Plasse and Elaine Stritch. Directed by Chris Butler & Sam Fell. [1:33]

Step Up: Revolution [2012] [PG-13] - 4.3.4
The daughter (Kathryn McCormick) of an ambitious businessman (Peter Gallagher) arrives in Miami to become a member of a snobbish dance company, but meets the leader of the infamous MOB (Ryan Guzman), a sharp stepping crew intent on winning a dance contest and a professional sponsorship. But when the MOB's home neighborhood is slated for development forcing the residents and small businesses out, the MOB turns its choreography toward protest. Also with Misha Gabriel, Peter Gallagher, Stephen "tWitch" Boss and Adam G. Sevani. Directed by Scott Speer. [1:37]

November 30

Men In Black 3 [2012] [PG-13] - 3.5.4
In the third sequel Agent J (Will Smith) travels back in time to find out what happened to Agent K (Tommy Lee Jones) and why he is suddenly missing. Josh Brolin stars as the younger version of Agent K. Also with Jemaine Clement, Emma Thompson, Michael Stuhlbarg and Mike Colter. Directed by Barry Sonnenfeld. [1:43]

Sparkle [2012] [PG-13] - 4.5.5
In Whitney Houston's final film, she plays the mother of three grown daughters (Carmen Ejogo, Jordin Sparks and Tika Sumpter) in 1968's Detroit: The girls want to follow their dream of fame and fortune as a Motown girl group, but their mother opposes their aspirations. Through disappointments in men and music, the sisters make some surprising sacrifices in realizing their dream. Also with Mike Epps and Derek Luke. Directed by Salim Akil. [1:55]

December

December 4

Beasts of the Southern Wild [2012] [PG-13] - 3.5.5
A six-year-old (Quvenzhane Wallis) lives in the Louisiana Delta nicknamed "The Bathtub" with her father (Dwight Henry). After a natural disaster and the failing health of her father, the young girl is faced with the reality of creating her own magical life. Also with Levy Easterly, Lowell Landes and Gina Montana. Directed by Benh Zeitlin. [1:31].

Butter [2012] [R] - 6.4.6
After a neglected foster child (Yara Shahidi) discovers her skills in butter carving, uptight butter carving experts (Ty Burrell and Jennifer Garner) soon have their lives turned upside down. Also with Alicia Silverstone, Olivia Wilde, Hugh Jackman, Ashley Greene, Rob Corddry, Kristen Schaal and Phyllis Smith. Directed by Jim Field Smith. [1:30]

The Dark Knight Rises [2012] [PG-13] - 2.7.3
Batman (Christian Bale) comes out of an eight-year exile to protect Gotham City from the mad terrorist Bane (Tom Hardy), who seems bent on destroying the city. Catwoman (Anne Hathaway), a burglar associate of Bane, turns to Batman's side. Also with Michael Caine, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Liam Neeson, Gary Oldman, Marion Cotillard and Morgan Freeman. Directed by Christopher Nolan. [2:44]

Hope Springs [2012] [PG-13] - 7.1.4
After 27 years a wife (Meryl Streep) decides that she wants to revive her marriage and enrolls herself and her husband (Tommy Lee Jones) for an intensive couple's counseling session. Her husband protests, but eventually relents and their journey teaches them whether their marriage is really worth saving. Also with Steve Carell, Jean Smart, Ben Rappaport and Marin Ireland. Directed by David Frankel. [1:40]

The Odd Life Of Timothy Green [2012] [PG] - 2.3.1
Hoping for a miracle, a childless couple (Joel Edgerton and Jennifer Garner) bury a box in their garden that holds their notes on the perfectly imagined offspring. Soon, a child (Cameron "CJ" Adams) appears and while he is quite odd he changes their community. Also with David Morris, Rosemary DeWitt, Odeya Rush, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Common and Dianne Wiest. Directed by Peter Hedges. [1:45]

December 11

The Bourne Legacy [2012] [PG-13] - 2.7.5
A genetically modified soldier (Jeremy Renner) finds himself evading the people who enhanced his abilities when the program is scrapped. With the help of one of the geneticists (Rachel Weisz), they do their best to survive. Also with Edward Norton, Scott Glenn, Stacy Keach, Donna Murphy, Michael Chernus and Corey Stoll. Directed by Tony Gilroy. [2:15]

Ice Age: Continental Drift [2012] [PG] - 1.3.2
The friends from the previous "Ice Age" installments (voiced by Ray Romano, John Leguizamo and Denis Leary) find themselves in great danger when their world crumbles as the Earth shifts to form new land masses. They are separated, reunited and make new friends while fending off cutthroat pirate animals and trying to get home. Also with the voices of Alan Tudyk, Wanda Sykes, Jeremy Renner, KeKe Palmer, Jennifer Lopez, Aziz Ansari, Seann William Scott, Queen Latifah, Josh Peck and Joy Behar. Directed by Steve Martino, Michael Thurmeier & Carlos Saldanha. [1:27]

Ted [2012] [R] - 8.5.10
The friendship between a man (Mark Wahlberg) and his talking teddy bear (voiced by Seth MacFarlane) is put to the test when the man's long-time girlfriend (Mila Kunis) asks him to choose between them. Also with Joel McHale, Giovanni Ribisi, Patrick Warburton, Matt Walsh, Sam J. Jones, Norah Jones, Tom Skerritt and narrated by Patrick Stewart. Directed by Seth MacFarlane. [1:46]

December 18

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days [2012] [PG] - 2.3.2
The third installment in the series: The hero (Zachary Gordon) is an eighth grader who wants to avoid the usual summer activities his family prefers. Instead, he decides to pretend he works at the local upscale country club, where his friends (Robert Capron and Peyton List) are members. Also with Steve Zahn, Devon Bostick, Rachael Harris and Karan Brar. Directed by David Bowers. [1:34]

Pitch Perfect [2012] [PG-13] - 5.3.4
The world of college a cappella music competition is shaken when a young woman (Anna Kendrick) joins Barden University's all-girl group that's full of misfits. Together, they change the competition with conflict and humor. Also with Skylar Astin, Ben Platt, Brittany Snow, Anna Camp, Rebel Wilson, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Alexis Knapp and Adam Devine. Directed by Jason Moore. [1:52]

Total Recall [2012] [PG-13] - 5.7.5
A remake of the eponymous 1990 science fiction film, and based on the short story "We Can Remember It for You Wholesale" by Philip K. Dick: A man (Colin Farrell) is increasingly dissatisfied with his life, and when he goes to Rekall, an organization that promises to give him new memories, he discovers there is more to his current memories than he knew. Also with Bryan Cranston, Jessica Biel, Kate Beckinsale, Bill Nighy and John Cho. Directed by Len Wiseman. [1:49]

The Trouble with the Curve [2012] [PG-13] - 4.5.5
An aging baseball recruiter with failing eyesight (Clint Eastwood) reluctantly accepts help from his daughter (Amy Adams). His boss at the Atlanta Braves (John Goodman) gives him one last chance to recruit some good players but he has a hard time, even with his daughter's help. Also with Justin Timberlake, Matthew Lillard and Scott Eastwood. Directed by Robert Lorenz. [2:00]

December 21

Arbitrage [2012] [R] - 4.4.10
A man (Richard Gere) heading a successful hedge-fund company finds himself navigating many obstacles, personal and financial, in order to keep his seemingly ordered and pleasant life from crumbling. Also with Susan Sarandon, Brit Marling, Tim Roth, Laetitia Casta and Nate Parker. Directed by Nick Jarecki. [1:40]

Premium Rush [2012] [PG-13] - 3.6.5
In Manhattan a top bike messenger (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) accepts a strange envelope that needs to be delivered in no more than 93 minutes. The envelope draws unwanted attention from a violent and corrupt police detective (Michael Shannon) who pursues the messenger throughout the city. The chase is complicated further by rival cyclists, traffic, construction, etc. Also with Aaron Tveit, Jamie Chung, Dania Ramirez and Aasif Mandvi. Directed by David Koepp. [1:31]

Resident Evil: Retribution [2012] [R] - 2.8.3
Corporations have unleashed a virus that will destroy the human species by turning the Earth's population into zombies. One woman (Mila Jojovich) is the only person who can stop the menace when she wakes up inside the perpetrator's lair. Well-armed and well informed, she chases the bad guys. Also with Sienna Guillory, Michelle Rodriguez, Aryana Engineer, Johann Urb, Li Bingbing, Shawn Roberts, Kevin Durand, Oded Fehr, Boris Kodjoe and Colin Salmon. Directed by Paul W.S. Anderson. [1:35]

December 24

The Words [2012] [PG-13] - 4.4.5
A talented and successful writer (Bradley Cooper) must make amends for plagiarizing his most important work from another author. But his inordinate ambition and desire for success extract yet another price -- this one, psychological. Also with Olivia Wilde, Zoë Saldana, Jeremy Irons, Ben Barnes and Dennis Quaid. Directed by Brian Klugman & Lee Sternthal. [1:36]

December 31

Looper [2012] [R] - 7.8.7
Sci-fi film set in a future where criminals manage assassinations by transporting victims to a different time period, where "Loopers" await to kill and dispose of bodies without leaving evidence. Things get complicated when a new super criminal begins to send Loopers to kill their future selves. With Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Bruce Willis, Emily Blunt, Paul Dano, Jeff Daniels and Noah Segan. Directed by Rian Johnson. [1:59


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