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January

January 6

Boyhood [2014] [R] - 5.4.8
Filmed over 12 years, we follow a boy (Ellar Coltrane) as he matures from 7 to 19: His mother (Patricia Arquette) is a working single mom in small-town Texas, she gets married and divorced twice and his father (Ethan Hawke) is mostly absent. Also with Lorelei Linklater, Elijah Smith and Steven Chester Prince. Directed by Richard Linklater. [2:46]

Love Is Strange [2014] [R] - 3.2.5
After 39 years as a couple two gay men (John Lithgow and Alfred Molina) finally marry. That's when one loses his job teaching at a Catholic school and the couple must sell their apartment and one man moves in with two gay policemen (Cheyenne Jackson and Manny Perez), while the other joins his nephew (Darren Burrows) and endures the ire of the nephew's wife (Marisa Tomei). Also with Charlie Tahan, Harriet Samson Harris, Christian Coulson, Eric Tabach and Christina Kirk. Directed by Ira Sachs. [1:38]

No Good Deed [2014] [PG-13] - 4.6.5
A former prosecutor (Taraji P. Henson) and stay-at-home mom of two opens her door to a handsome stranger (Idris Elba) one stormy night when her negligent husband is away. The rain soaked stranger alleges car trouble, but ensuing events horrify and shock the family he meets. Also with Leslie Bibb, Kate del Castillo, Mark Smith, Henry Simmons and Wilbur Fitzgerald. Directed by Sam Miller. [1:24]

January 13

Gone Girl [2014] [R] - 8.6.9
A husband (Ben Affleck) is shocked when his wife (Rosamund Pike) disappears on their fifth wedding anniversary, leaving an incriminating diary pointing solidly at him murdering her. His life becomes a blur of police interrogations and TV news interviews as he struggles through the exhausting search campaign. Based on the novel by Gillian Flynn. Also with Tyler Perry, Neil Patrick Harris, Carrie Coon, Kim Dickens, and Patrick Fugit. Directed by David Fincher. [2:24]

The Identical [2014] [PG] - 2.3.2
Poverty-stricken parents (Brian Geraghty and Amanda Crew) give up one of their newborn twin boys during the Great Depression. While the infant they keep becomes a rock 'n' roll legend (Blake Rayne), the other baby grows up with a tent preacher and his wife (Ray Liotta and Ashley Judd). Also with Erin Cottrell, Seth Green and Joe Pantoliano. Directed by Dustin Marcellino. [1:47]

Men, Women and Children [2014] [R] - 9.5.7
Texas high school students and their parents have technology concerns about porn sites and online video games, infidelity, eating disorders, and the lust for fame at any price: One couple (Adam Sandler and Rosemarie DeWitt) finds extramarital lovers through the Internet, another (Jason Douglas and Jennifer Garner) struggles over electronically monitoring their teen daughter, and a mom (Judy Greer) markets her daughter with raunchy online photos. Also with Travis Tope, Kaitlyn Dever, Olivia Crocicchia, Dean Norris, Ansel Elgort, Emma Thompson (narrator) and Dennis Haysbert. Directed by Jason Reitman. [2:00]

The Two Faces of January [2014] [PG-13] - 5.5.5
A man (Viggo Mortensen) in Athens on vacation with his wife (Kirsten Dunst) is suspected of being involved in the death of a private investigator. The couple then leaves with another man (Oscar Isaac) to an island, where the intentions of all three of them become unclear. Also with Daisy Bevan and David Warshofsky. Directed by Hossein Amini. [1:36]

A Walk Among the Tombstones [2014] [R] - 4.8.8
A drug dealer (Dan Stevens) hires an unlicensed investigator and former NYPD detective (Liam Neeson) to find his kidnapped wife in New York City. A wave of kidnappings has hit the city's drug lords and they cannot trust the police to help. Also with Boyd Holbrook, Sebastian Roché, Whitney Able, Stephanie Andujar, Ólafur Darri Ólafsson, David Harbour, Adam David Thompson, Eric Nelsen and Brian "Astro" Bradley. Directed by Scott Frank. [1:54]

January 20

Annabelle [2014] [R] - 2.7.2
A man (Ward Horton) purchases an antique Annabelle bride doll as a birthing gift for his wife (Annabelle Wallis). Soon afterward, members of a satanic cult break into the home and torture the couple. Also with Alfre Woodard, Eric Ladin, Kerry O'Malley, Brian Howe, Tony Amendola. Directed by John R. Leonetti. [1:38]

The Boxtrolls [2014] [PG] - 1.4.2
An infant taken in and raised by a Boxtroll discovers what humans really think of them and must use his wits to save his family and friends from an evil man trying to destroy them. Also with the voices of Ben Kingsley, Jared Harris, Nick Frost, Richard Ayoade, Tracy Morgan, Dee Bradley Baker, Steve Blum, Nika Futterman, Pat Fraley, Fred Tatasciore, Max Mitchell, Isaac Hempstead Wright and Elle Fanning. Directed by Graham Annable & Anthony Stacchi. [1:37]

The Drop [2014] [R] - 2.7.10
A Brooklyn bartender (Tom Hardy) helps to pass ill-gotten cash ("drops") to mob bosses through his bar business. Bullied by his older cousin (James Gandolfini), who lost the bar to Chechen mobsters, the bartender becomes entangled in police investigations, animal and domestic abuse and his cousin's increasingly strange behavior. Also with Noomi Rapace, Matthias Schoenaerts, Ann Dowd, John Ortiz and James Frecheville. Directed by Michael R. Roskam. [1:46]

The Zero Theorem [2014] [R] - 6.4.6
Struggling to focus on his mission to uncover the meaning of life, a man (Christoph Waltz) petitions his employer to allow him to work in the solitude of his home while waiting for "the call" that will presumably answer all of his questions about our existence. The management agrees initially with stipulations that include a regular therapy session, interaction with a brilliant teenager working on his own computer mission and a sexy young woman in a virtual world. Also with Matt Damon, Sanjeev Bhaskar, Peter Stormare, Ben Whishaw, Mélanie Thierry, Lucas Hedges and Tilda Swinton. Directed by Terry Gilliam. [1:47]

January 27

Fury [2014] [R] - 4.8.10
It's 1945 and WWII is coming to an end when, against all odds, a veteran army sergeant (Brad Pitt) commands his 5-man Sherman tank crew behind enemy lines on a deadly mission. Also with Shia LaBeouf, Logan Lerman, Michael Peña and Jon Bernthal. Directed by David Ayer. [2:14]

The Judge [2014] [R] - 5.4.7
An attorney (Robert Downey, Jr.), returns to his rural hometown for his mother's funeral and continues an old feud with his father, a long-time judge (Robert Duvall). But his departure is delayed by accusations lodged against his father in the case of a murdered man recently released from prison and decides to take action to help his father. Also with Vera Farmiga, Vincent D'Onofrio, Dax Shepard, Jeremy Strong, Sarah Lancaster, Leighton Meester, Ken Howard and Billy Bob Thornton. Directed by David Dobkin. [2:22]

February

February 3

Dracula Untold [2014] [PG-13] - 3.6.1
A new look at a classic tale reveals how a man (Luke Evans) in the 15th century sacrifices all to save his wife (Sarah Gadon), family, and subjects from the Ottoman Empire and by so doing he becomes Count Dracula. Also with Charles Dance, Dominic Cooper, Samantha Barks, Art Parkinson and Diarmaid Murtagh. Directed by Gary Shore. Several scenes include Hungarian dialogue with English subtitles. [1:32]

John Wick [2014] [R] - 2.7.9
In New York City a retired hit man (Keanu Reeves) loses his wife to disease. Unable to mourn he comes out of retirement to eliminate the Russian gangsters who stole his car, wrecked his house and killed his puppy, the last gift from his dying wife. Also with Alfie Allen, Willem Dafoe, Ian McShane, Bridget Moynahan, Michael Nyqvist, Adrianne Palicki and Dean Winters. Directed by David Leitch and Chad Stahelski. Several lines of dialogue are in Russian with English subtitles. [1:36]

Ouija [2014] [PG-13] - 1.5.3
A high school teen (Olivia Cook) gathers her friends to look for answers about the mysterious death of a member of their circle (Shelley Hennig). They consult an old Ouija board, attempting to contact the dead teen to learn what happened after she recorded herself using the board. The friends receive more than expected, as they awaken the dead. Also with Daren Kagasoff, Douglas Smith, Ana Coto, Bianca A. Santos, Erin Moriarty and Vivis Colombetti. Directed by Stiles White. [1:29]

February 10

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day [2014] PG] - 3.4.3
A preteen boy (Ed Oxenbould) struggles through many bad days, including a big one that goes downhill after gum is stuck in his hair overnight. He looks to his family for encouragement, but they ignore his tribulations, recite aphorisms and smile, and he wishes they could feel his anguish; soon, his mom (Jennifer Garner), dad (Steve Carell), brother (Dylan Minnette) and sister (Kerris Dorsey) all have a horribly bad day. Also with Bella Thorne, Jennifer Coolidge, Dick Van Dyke, and Megan Mullally. Directed by Miguel Arteta. [1:21]

Kill the Messenger [2014] [R] - 3.5.7
A Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist (Jeremy Renner) discovers significant facts about the 1980s American crack cocaine epidemic and all signs point to the CIA using drug money to finance the Contra rebellion in Nicaragua during the Reagan Administration. As he ignores warnings from the CIA and the mob, he digs up a conspiracy that endangers the lives of his family and himself. Also with Barry Pepper, Robert Patrick, Rosemarie DeWitt, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Paz Vega, Oliver Platt, Michael Sheen, Michael K. Williams, Ray Liotta and Andy Garcia. Directed by Michael Cuesta. [1:52]

Laggies [2014] [R] - 5.3.6
An underachieving woman (Keira Knightley) panics at age 28 when her live-in boyfriend of 10 years (Mark Webber) proposes marriage. To gain some thinking time, she escapes to the house of her new 16-year-old friend (Chloë Grace Moretz) and there she meets her friend's very interesting and available father (Sam Rockwell) while her friend finds her long lost mother. Also with Gretchen Mol and Kaitlyn Dever. Directed by Lynn Shelton. [1:39]

Nightcrawler [2014] [R] - 3.7.9
An LA freelancer (Jake Gyllenhaal) uses a video camera and a low-paid flunky (Riz Ahmed) to capture and sell footage of ghastly nighttime accidents and crimes. His public wants to see more and more blood and gore, so the freelancer and a TV news director (Rene Russo) are eager to comply. Also with Bill Paxton and Michael Hyatt. Directed by Dan Gilroy. [1:57]

Rosewater [2014] [R] - 3.5.5
Based on a Maziar Bahari's memoir "Then They Came for Me": the film follows a Tehran-born broadcast journalist (Gael García Bernal) as he interviews the candidate opposing Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's 2009 re-election bid. As opposition supporters riot in the streets, the journalist sends video footage of their action to the BBC and suffers imprisonment and torture for four months by a man known only as "Rosewater." Also with Kim Bodnia, Dimitri Leonidas, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Clare Foy, Jason Jones and Haluk Bilginer. Directed by Jon Stewart. Several scenes include dialogue in Persian with English subtitles. [1:43]

The Song [2014] [PG-13] - 4.4.2
Inspired by the Old Testament's "Song of Solomon," the film follows the life of a bluegrass singer (Alan Powell) whose father's (Aaron Benward's) music career was ruined by the temptations of the world. Pushed by his greedy talent agent, the son aims for wealth and stardom, but also begins to yield to temptations and he and his wife (Ali Faulkner) endure years of emotional frenzy. Also with Danny Vinson and Caitlin Nicol-Thomas. Directed by Richard Ramsey. [1:52]

February 17

Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) [2014] [R] - 5.4.10
A man (Michael Keaton) who earned his celebrity by playing a super hero in Hollywood movies decides to try to do something more significant by directing and acting in a play on Broadway. Obstacles abound as he struggles with the voices in his head and all of the people in his life. Also with Zach Galifianakis, Naomi Watts, Jeremy Shamos, Andrea Riseborough, Emma Stone, Edward Norton and Lindsay Duncan. Directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu. [1:59]

Dumb and Dumber To [2014] [PG-13] - 6.4.5
Sequel to the popular 1994 comedy "Dumb and Dumber": Intellectually challenged friends (Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels) take a road trip to a science conference to find the daughter that one of them never knew he had. The other falls in love with her. Also with Laurie Holden and Kathleen Turner. Directed by Bobby & Peter Farrelly. [1:50]

St. Vincent [2014] [PG-13] - 5.4.5
A newly single mom (Melissa McCarthy) and her preteen son (Jaeden Liebercher) move to a house in Brooklyn, and she has to work double shifts to support them. Desperate, she turns to an odd neighbor, a troubled Vietnam veteran (Bill Murray), to watch her son after school. The neighbor takes the boy to racetracks and strip joints with a pregnant stripper-prostitute (Naomi Watts). Also with Chris O'Dowd, Scott Adsit, Kimberly Quinn, Selenis Leyva, Donna Mitchell and Terrence Howard. Directed by Michael Ahern and Theodore Melfi. Several lines of dialogue are in Spanish with no subtitles. [1:43]

The Theory of Everything [2014] [PG-13] - 4.3.2
The life story of renowned physicist Stephen Hawking (Eddie Redmayne), through his marriage, divorce and the challenges of ALS. Also with Felicity Jones, Tom Prior, Sophie Perry, Finlay Wright-Stephens, Harry Lloyd, Alice Orr-Ewing and David Thewlis. Directed by James Marsh. [2:03]

February 24

Big Hero 6 [2014] [PG] - 1.4.1
A science prodigy (voiced by Ryan Potter) gives up robot fighting to join his older brother (voiced by Daniel Henney) and a team of young inventors at nerd school and invents an intricate robotics system for his entrance audition at the school tech fair. However, a fire destroys the entire building and a healthcare robot called Baymax (voiced by Scott Adsit) joins the young inventors in search of the evil Kabuki Man (voiced by James Cromwell). Also with the voices of Jamie Chung, Genesis Rodriguez, T. J. Miller, Maya Rudolph, Damon Wayans Jr. and Alan Tudyk. Directed by Don Hall and Chris Williams. Disney Studios. [1:28]

Horrible Bosses 2 [2014] [R] - 7.4.10
In this sequel three friends (Jason Bateman, Charlie Day and Jason Sudeikis) launch a business selling shower conveniences. A sly investor (Christoph Waltz) cancels his deal with them and tries to assume company ownership, but the three kidnap his son (Chris Pine). Also with Jennifer Aniston, Jamie Foxx and Kevin Spacey. Several lines of dialogue are in Spanish and not translated. Directed by Sean Anders. [1:48]

March

March 3

Foxcatcher [2014] [R] - 3.4.3
Based on the true story of John E. du Pont (Steve Carell) and his involvement with Mark and David Schultz (Channing Tatum and Mark Ruffalo), Olympic gold medalists in wresting. Also with Sienna Miller, Vanessa Redgrave, Anthony Michael Hall, Guy Boyd and Brett Rice. Directed by Bennett Miller. [2:14]

The Last of Robin Hood [2014] [R] - 6.3.5
Fictionalized account of the final days of movie star Errol Flynn (Kevin Kline) and his 15-year-old lover (Dakota Fanning). Also with Susan Sarandon, Sean Flynn, Max Casella, Bryan Batt and Patrick St. Esprit. Directed by Richard Glatzer and Wash Westmoreland. [1:34]

Life Partners [2014] [R] - 4.2.8
The relationship of two lifelong best friends (Leighton Meester and Gillian Jacobs) is strained when one enters a relationship and the other can't seem to find a suitable girlfriend or figure out what she wants to do with her life. Also with Gabourey Sidibe, Beth Dover, Abby Elliott, Kate McKinnon, Adam Brody, Mark Feuerstein, Elizabeth Ho and Greer Grammer. Directed by Susanna Fogel. [1:33]

March 6

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 [2014] [PG-13] - 2.6.1
After the shocking outcome of the Quarter Quell, Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) finds herself in a place she doesn't recognize and is tasked to spread propaganda that will incite the districts into a rebellion against the Capitol. Her choices and decisions can wreak havoc on the ones she loves and she cannot be sure who the real enemy is. Also with Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Donald Sutherland, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Julianne Moore, Willow Shields, Sam Claflin and Elizabeth Banks. Directed by Francis Lawrence. [2:03]

March 10

Listen Up Philip [2014] [NR] - 3.3.7
A writer (Jason Schwartzman), miserable and angry on the eve of the publication of his second book, is befriended by a seasoned and successful writer and together they explore their insecurities and unhappiness with life. Also with Elisabeth Moss, Krysten Ritter, Joséphine de La Baume, Jonathan Pryce and Jess Weixler. Directed by Alex Ross Perry. [1:48]

Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb [2014] [PG] - 2.5.3
NYC Museum's night watchman (Ben Stiller) sees that the energy level of his living exhibits is waning and causing short-circuited disasters. Then he discovers the museum's Egyptian magic energy tablet is corroding and he takes his son (Skylar Gisondo), a monkey, a Pharaoh (Rami Malek) and Teddy Roosevelt (Robin Williams) to London's British Museum to find a way to recharge the tablet. Also with Owen Wilson, Steve Coogan, Ricky Gervais, Dan Stevens, Mizuo Peck, Ben Kingsley, Rebel Wilson, Dick Van Dyke, Mickey Rooney, Matt Frewer, Andrea Martin and Crystal the Monkey. Directed by Shawn Levy. [1:36]

March 17

Annie [2014] [PG] - 2.3.3
An updated telling of the classic tale of a foster child (Quvenzhané Wallis) taken in by a wealthy man (Jamie Foxx), initially as a publicity ploy; However, he soon learns that she means more to him than his political aspirations. Also with Rose Byrne, Bobby Cannavale, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, David Zayas and Cameron Diaz. Directed by Will Gluck. [1:58]

Exodus: Gods and Kings [2014] [PG-13] - 1.6.1
Set in 1300 BCE Moses (Christian Bale) leads 600,000 Hebrew slaves out of Egypt and to freedom. Also with Joel Edgerton, John Turturro, Aaron Paul, Ben Mendelsohn, María Valverde, Sigourney Weaver and Ben Kingsley. Directed by Ridley Scott. [2:30]

Top Five [2014] [R] - 9.3.10
A standup comedian (Chris Rock) attempts to become a dramatic film star, but his latest serious movie is panned by critics. He is also about to marry his fiancée (Gabrielle Union) in a televised mega media event and for additional publicity he agrees to an interview with a journalist from "The New Yorker" (Rosario Dawson). Also with Kevin Hart, J.B. Smoove, Hayley Marie Norman, Rachel Feinstein and Dan Naturman. Directed by Chris Rock. [1:41]

March 24

Into the Woods [2014] [PG] - 3.4.2
A witch (Meryl Streep) demands that a baker (James Corden) and his wife (Emily Blunt) bring her magical items in order to reverse the curse of childlessness on their family. The couple must confront characters from the Brothers Grimm fairy tales such as the Wolf (Johnny Depp), Cinderella (Anna Kendrick), Prince Charming (Chris Pine) and others. Also with Christine Baranski, Tracey Ullman, Lilla Crawford, Mackenzie Mauzy and Daniel Huttlestone. Directed by Rob Marshall. [2:04]

Unbroken [2014] [PG-13] - 3.6.5
Based on a true WWII story: A famous Olympic runner (Jack O'Connell) serving in the Army Air Force is stranded with two of his crew (Domhnall Gleeson and Finn Wittrock) after crashing in the Pacific Ocean. They survive in open water for two months before being captured and tortured by Japanese troops. Also with Garrett Hedlund, John Magaro, Alex Russell and Miyavi. Directed by Angelina Jolie. Several lines of dialogue are in Italian and Japanese with English subtitles; a few phrases are not translated. [2:17]

March 31

The Imitation Game [2014] [PG-13] - 2.4.4
The true story of the English mathematical genius Alan Turing (Benedict Cumberbatch), who helped to break the code for the Enigma machine used by the Germans during World War II to send concealed messages, saving many lives and helping win the war. Also with Keira Knightley, Matthew Goode, Rory Kinnear, Allen Leech, Matthew Beard, Charles Dance, Mark Strong and James Northcote. Directed by Morten Tyldum. [1:54]

Interstellar [2014] [PG-13] - 1.5.5
An astronaut (Matthew McConaughey) comes out of retirement to help search for a new home planet for humans as the Earth dies gradually under massive storms. With little time left, he goes through a wormhole with his flight engineer (Anne Hathaway) to explore new worlds. Also with David Gyasi, Wes Bentley, John Lithgow, Michael Caine, Josh Stewart, Casey Affleck, Jessica Chastain and the voice of Bill Irwin,. Directed by Christopher Nolan. [2:49]

April

April 7

A Most Violent Year [2014] [R] - 3.5.8
Set in 1981 New York City: a husband and wife struggle to keep their family business afloat as they are pressed from every side to slip into the violence that surrounds them. Also with Oscar Isaac, Jessica Chastain, David Oyelowo, Alessandro Nivola, Albert Brooks, Andrew Walsh, Elyes Gabel, Catalina Sandino Moreno and Peter Gerety. Directed by J.C. Chandor. [2:05]

The Woman in Black 2: Angel of Death [2015] [PG-13] - 1.5.1
As German planes drop bombs on WWII London, a primary teacher (Phoebe Fox) helps evacuate eight children to alleged safety in the English countryside. However, the teachers find a dark, unfriendly old mansion and the children begin to act oddly. Also with Helen McCrory, Leanne Best, Jeremy Irvine, Adrian Rawlins and Ned Dennehy. Directed by Tom Harper. [1:38]

April 14

Big Eyes [2014] [PG-13] - 2.4.5
Based on true events: Margaret Keane (Amy Adams), an artist in the 1950s and '60s suffered as her scheming husband (Christoph Waltz) took credit for her popular paintings and built a fortune. She accepted the fact that women were not taken seriously in art, until a courtroom showdown gave her a voice. Also with Danny Huston, Jon Polito, Krysten Ritter, Jason Schwartzman, Terence Stamp and Madeleine Arthur. Directed by Tim Burton. Several lines of dialogue are spoken in Italian without translation. [1:28]

April 21

Cake [2014] [R] - 5.4.7
A woman (Jennifer Aniston) suffering from debilitating pain after an accident struggles with the suicide of a friend in her support group. Also with Adriana Barraza, Anna Kendrick, Sam Worthington, Mamie Gummer, Felicity Huffman, William H. Macy and Chris Messina. Directed by Daniel Barnz. Several lines of dialogue are in Spanish with English subtitles. [1:42]

Taken 3 [2015] [PG-13] - 2.6.5
The third installment in the "Taken" series: A man's (Liam Neeson) ex-wife (Famke Janssen) is murdered in his apartment and he is assumed to be responsible. He begins his own search while trying to keep his daughter (Maggie Grace) safe. Some dialogue is in Russian with English subtitles. Also with Forest Whitaker and Dougray Scott. Directed by Olivier Megaton. [1:49]

April 28

The Boy Next Door [2015] [R] - 8.6.6
A woman (Jennifer Lopez), separated from her husband, lives with her teenage son (Ian Nelson) next to an elderly man whose nephew (Ryan Guzman) moves in to help out. The young man befriends the teen and begins insinuating himself into the life of the woman with increasing intensity. Also with John Corbett, Kristin Chenoweth, Lexi Atkins and Hill Harper. Directed by Rob Cohen. [1:31]

The Gambler [2014] [R] - 6.4.10
An associate literature professor and obsessive gambler (Mark Wahlberg) tries to borrow money from his mother (Jessica Lange), and then from a loan shark to pay off another debt, when he begins to realize that his life is going nowhere. Also with Brie Larson, Sonya Walger, John Goodman, Cassandra Starr and Michael Kenneth Williams. Directed by Rupert Wyatt. [1:51]

Inherent Vice [2014] [R] - 8.5.9
A private detective (Joaquin Phoenix) tries to sift through the confusion of the 1970s Los Angeles drug trade hoping to find his missing girlfriend. Also with Joanna Newsom, Katherine Waterston, Jordan Christian Hearn, Taylor Bonin, Jeannie Berlin, Josh Brolin, Eric Roberts, Serena Scott Thomas, Benicio Del Toro, Jena Malone, Owen Wilson, Reese Witherspoon and Martin Short. Directed by Paul Thomas Anderson. [2:28]

Paddington [2015] [PG] - 1.3.1
Based on the children's stories "A Bear Called Paddington Bear" by Michael Bond: A young bear from deepest, darkest Peru is sent away after his uncle dies and his aunt can no longer care for him. When he arrives in England with a note around his neck that reads, "Please look after this bear" he learns that finding a home and a family is more difficult than he thought. Also with Nicole Kidman, Ben Whishaw, Imelda Staunton, Hugh Bonneville, Michael Gambon, Sally Hawkins, Peter Capaldi, Julie Walters, Jim Broadbent, Matt Lucas, Samuel Joslin and Madeleine Harris. Directed by Paul King. [1:35]

The Wedding Ringer [2015] [R] - 6.5.10
An awkward groom (Josh Gad) uses a rent-a-groomsman business to find a best man and ushers for his wedding. The proprietor (Keven Hart) cautions his client that friendship is not part of the package, but things get complicated. Also with Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting, Olivia Thirlby, Jennifer Lewis and Ken Howard. Directed by Jeremy Garelick. [1:41]


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May

May 5

Black or White [2015] [PG-13] - 2.4.5
An alcoholic attorney (Kevin Costner) loses his teenage daughter to death in childbirth when she delivers a biracial child. When the child (Jillian Estelle) is eight years old, his wife (Jennifer Ehle) also dies, leaving him to raise the girl alone. His African American in-laws vie for child custody. Also with Octavia Spencer, Anthony Mackie, Bill Burr, Andre Holland and Mpho Kaoho. Directed by Mike Binder. [2:01]

Black Sea [2015] [R] - 2.6.10
A submarine captain (Jude Law) and his diverse crew search for a sunken U-boat at the bottom of the Black Sea, rumored to be full of gold ingots. Rising claustrophobia, greed and desperation causes them to turn on each other. Also with Scoot McNairy, Ben Mendelsohn, Michael Smiley, David Threlfall, Grigoriy Dobrygin and Tobias Menzies. Directed by Kevin Macdonald. Several lines of dialogue are in Russian with English subtitles; a few phrases of Russian have no translation. [1:55]

Selma [2014] [PG-13] - 2.5.5
The story of the civil rights marches in Selma, Alabama, led by Martin Luther King Jr. (David Oyelowo) in 1965. Also with Giovanni Ribisi, Tim Roth, Oprah Winfrey, Cuba Gooding Jr., Carmen Ejogo, Martin Sheen, Tessa Thompson, Alessandro Nivola, Dylan Baker and Tom Wilkinson. Directed by Ava DuVernay. [2:07]

May 8

Fifty Shades of Grey [2015] [R] - 10.5.5
An obsessive billionaire (Jamie Dornan) teaches a naïve college senior (Dakota Johnson) about sadomasochism and demands a behavioral contract that rules out love and romance. The couple examines their own needs and desires within a tenuous relationship, among pressures from family and friends. Also with Eloise Mumford, Luke Grimes, Rita Ora, Victor Rasuk, Marcia Gay Hardin, Max Martini, Jennifer Ehle and Dylan Neal. Directed by Sam Taylor-Wood. [2:00]

May 19

American Sniper [2014] [R] - 3.8.10
Based on the true story: Chris Kyle (Bradley Cooper), a Navy SEAL and decorated sniper, returns to his family after four tours and struggles to regain his footing. Also with Sienna Miller, E.R. Ruiz, Luke Grimes, Jake McDorman, Max Charles, Brian Hallisay, Kyle Gallner and Keir O'Donnell. Directed by Clint Eastwood. [2:12]

Hot Tub Time Machine 2 [2015] [R] - 8.6.10
In this sequel four buddies (Craig Robinson, Rob Corddry, Clark Duke and Adam Scott) try to unravel the damage done when they used a time machine to steal the works of famous people. When an unknown assassin shoots the friend who stole the position of "Father of the Internet," two of the other friends use the hot tub time machine to try to stop the gunman, with chaotic results. Also with Chevy Chase and Collette Wolfe. Directed by Steve Pink. [1:33]

May 26

Cut Bank [2015] [R] - 2.6.7
A young man (Liam Hemsworth) videotapes another man being murdered on an isolated road in a small town where the suspect is pursued by the town sheriff. But not everything is what it seems and a scheme to make money unravels, resulting in more murders. Also with Teresa Palmer, John Malkovich, Billy Bob Thornton, Oliver Platt and Bruce Dern. Directed by Matt Shakman. [1:33]

June

June 2

Focus [2015] [R] - 6.5.10
A professional con man (Will Smith) takes a younger woman (Margot Robbie) on as an apprentice and falls in love with her, but dismisses her after her training. Years later she shows up as his opponent in a big swindle, now a seasoned con artist herself. Also with Rodrigo Santoro, Gerald McRaney, BD Wong and Robert Taylor. Directed by John Requa and Glenn Ficarra. [1:44]

Jupiter Ascending [2015] [PG-13] - 4.6.4
Sci-fi film about a housekeeper (Mila Kunis) on Earth, who learns from a planet-hopping warrior (Channing Tatum) that she is vital to universal life. She must journey beyond her solar system to meet her destiny and decide whether the status quo is worth maintaining. Also with Douglas Booth, Eddie Redmayne, Sean Bean, Gugu Mbatha-Raw and Tuppence Middleton. Directed by Andy and Lana Wachowski. There are several lines of Russian and extraterrestrial languages with English subtitles. [2:07]

McFarland USA [2015] [PG] - 2.4.2
A new coach (Kevin Costner) moves to a Hispanic high school in 1980s California and finds his track team members culturally unfamiliar, but with extraordinary skills. As he learns about their strong family ties and work ethic he also learns about himself. Also with Maria Bello, Morgan Saylor, Carlos Pratts and Valente Rodriguez. Directed by Nikki Caro. Several lines of dialogue are in Spanish with English subtitles. [2:08]

June 9

Kingsman: The Secret Service [2015] [R] - 4.7.10
A young man (Taron Egerton) is recruited to try out for a British-based secret agency and he is put through a number of test situations to determine if he is a worthy candidate. Also with Colin Firth, Mark Strong, Jonno Davies, Jack Davenport, Alex Nikolov, Samantha Womack, Mark Hamill, Velibor Topic, Sofia Boutella, Samuel L. Jackson and Michael Caine. A few lines of dialogue are in a Middle Eastern language and a Scandinavian language with English subtitles. Directed by Matthew Vaughn. [2:09]

Project Almanac [2015] [PG-13] - 4.5.5
In this found-footage story, a high school science geek (Jonny Weston), his sister (Gina Gardner) and his best friends (Allen Evangelista and Sam Lerner) find a dismantled time warping device and coax it into working. Revisiting past teen moments in an attempt to perfect them with the help of time travel, the group finds disturbing distortions in history upon returning to the present. Also with Sofia Black D'Elia, Amy Landecker and Katie Garfield. Directed by Dean Israelite. [1:46]

Serena [2015] [R] - 6.7.1
It's the late 1920s and a timber baron (Bradley Cooper) falls in love and marries a woman (Jennifer Lawrence) who helps him grow his business. However, when secrets from the past creep between them their future comes into question. Also with Rhys Ifans, Toby Jones, David Dencik, Sean Harris, Ana Ularu and Sam Reid. Directed by Susanne Bier. [1:49]

June 16

Beyond the Reach [2015] [R] - 3.6.4
A young man (Jeremy Irvine) is hired to be a guide to a wealthy man (Michael Douglas) bent on hunting a prized big horn in the Mojave Desert. The situation quickly spin out of control and the trip becomes a game of survival as the young man becomes the prey. Also with Ronny Cox, Patricia Bethune, Martin Palmer and David Garver. Directed by Jean-Baptiste Léonetti. [1:35]

Chappie [2015] [R] - 5.7.9
In a South African police state android scouts aide city patrols, but the people begin to fight back. A cadre of criminals force a scientist (Dev Patel) to give up an android he stole and reprogrammed to become sentient but a local robotic weaponry company sees the new android as a threat to business and unleashes a giant mega-robot against it and its human companions. Also with Sharlto Copley, Hugh Jackman Yo-Landi Visser, Jose Pablo Cantillo and Sigourney Weaver. Directed by Neill Blomkamp. English subtitles accompany English spoken with thick Afrikaner accents. [2:00]

Lazarus Effect, The [2015] [PG-13] - 2.6.5
An engaged couple (Mark Duplass and Olivia Wilde) leads a university team of biomedical researchers to develop a serum they call "Lazarus," which can revitalize dead animals. As the team begins planning for clinical trials, the leader's fiancée suffers electrocution and dies, whereupon he administers Lazarus to her and she is revived, but something sinister comes back with her. Also with Donald Glover, Evan Peters and Sarah Bolger. Directed by David Gelb. [1:23]

Run All Night [2015] [R] - 3.8.8
Liam Neeson stars as an experienced hit man trying to defend his son (Joel Kinnaman) from the wrath of an Irish crime lord (Ed Harris). Corrupt police officers, Albanian drug lords, and a crime family in New York City complicate his mission. Also with Common, Boyd Holbrook, Genesis Rodríguez and Vincent D'Onofrio. Directed by Jaume Collet-Serra. A few lines of dialogue are in Albanian with English subtitles. [1:54]

Unfinished Business [2015] [R] - 8.3.9
Vince Vaughn stars as an employee who's tired of working for someone else and not being appreciated and decides to start his own company. After a year of knocking on doors, he goes to Germany with two colleagues to try and pitch a big deal. Also with, Tom Wilkinson, Dave Franco, Sienna Miller, June Diane Raphael, Britton Sear, Ella Anderson, Nick Frost and James Marsden. Directed by Ken Scott. A few lines of dialogue are spoken in German with no subtitles provided. [1:31]

June 30

The Gunman [2015] [R] - 6.7.8
A man (Sean Penn) working for a private security agency in Congo assassinates a government official and is forced to flee and remain in hiding. When he returns he realizes that he is now a target for assassination. Also with Idris Elba, Javier Bardem, Ray Winstone, Mark Rylance and Jasmine Trinca. Directed by Pierre Morel. [1:55]

Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter [2015] [NR] - 1.3.1
A woman (Rinko Kikuchi), tired of her mundane life, dreams of finding a treasure and follows what she thinks is a path to a real treasure laid out in the movie "Fargo." Also with Nobuyuki Katsube, Shirley Venard, David Zellner and Nathan Zellner. Directed by David Zellner. A few lines of dialogue are spoken in Japanese with no subtitles and others with English subtitles. [1:45]

While We're Young [2015] [R] - 4.3.8
A husband and his wife (Ben Stiller and Naomi Watts) find themselves at a crossroads when their friends begin having babies and they are unable to do so. They immerse themselves in their careers until a young couple (Adam Driver and Amanda Seyfried) ingratiates itself into their world, causing them to see things differently. Also with Maria Dizzia, Adam Horovitz, Matthew Maher and Dree Hemingway. Directed by Noah Baumbach. [1:37]

July

July 7

The Longest Ride [2015] [PG-13] - 5.4.3
An injured professional bull rider (Scott Eastwood) meets a college art major (Britt Robertson) who is about to move to New York City. During their own conflict-filled relationship, the couple meets an aging art collector (Alan Alda), who teaches them about love, as well as fine arts. Also with Oona Chaplin and Jack Huston. Directed by George Tillman, Jr. [2:19]

Slow West [2015] [R] - 2.6.5
In the late 19th century a 16-year-old boy (Kodi Smit-McPhee) travels from Scotland to the American West in search of the young woman he loves. Along the way he meets a bounty hunter (Michael Fassbender) who agrees to help him across the untamed territories. Also with Ben Mendelsohn, Rory McCann, Alex Macqueen, Brooke Williams and Caren Pistorius. Directed by John Maclean. [1:24]

Woman In Gold [2015] [PG-13] - 1.4.5
Based on a true story: A Jewish Holocaust survivor (Helen Mirren) in Los Angeles hires an attorney (Ryan Reynolds) to sue the government of Austria for a famous painting that belonged to her aunt. The Austrian government contends that the painting is a state treasure and the case goes all the way to the US Supreme Court. Also with Daniel Bruhl, Katie Holmes, Elizabeth McGovern, Antje Traue and Jonathan Pryce. Directed by Simon Curtis. [1:49]

July 14

Clouds of Sils Maria [2015] [R] - 6.3.7
An actress (Juliette Binoche) struggles with aging and insecurity when she is asked to take on a role in a film that continues the story of an older film that started her career. Also with Kristen Stewart, Chloë Grace Moretz, Lars Eidinger, Johnny Flynn, Angela Winkler, Hanns Zischler, Nora von Waldstätten, Brady Corbet, Aljoscha Stadelmann and Claire Tran. Directed by Olivier Assayas. [2:04]

Ex Machina [2015] [R] - 6.5.6
A programmer (Domhnall Gleeson) wins a prize that grants him a week-long visit with a reclusive (Oscar Isaac) genius, who has developed artificial intelligence. During his stay in the compound the man must determine if the A.I. apparatus could pass for human. Also with Alicia Vikander and Sonoya Mizuno. Directed by Alex Garland. [1:48]

Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 [2015] [PG] - 2.4.1
The mall cop (Kevin James) returns for a convention in Vegas that turns out to be more than he bargained for when he stumbles into an art theft plot. Also with Raini Rodriguez, Eduardo Verástegui, Daniella Alonso, Neal McDonough, David Henrie, D.B. Woodside, Nicholas Turturro and Loni Love. Directed by Andy Fickman. [1:34]

The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel [2015] [PG] - 3.2.2
In this sequel, a young man (Dev Patel) has built a successful hotel business and is hoping to expand if he can find someone to back him. At the same time, he is preparing for his wedding and the pressures push him to the brink of losing everything without the help of his friend and co-manager (Maggie Smith). Also with David Strathairn, Judi Dench, Bill Nighy, Celia Imrie, Ronald Pickup, Diana Hardcastle, Tina Desai, Richard Gere and Shazad Latif. Directed by John Madden. [2:02]

July 28

Comet [2014] [R] - 3.2.8
A man and a woman (Justin Long and Emmy Rossum) meet and fall in love in various parallel universes, but the challenges of staying together appear to be pre-destined. Also with Eric Winter, Lou Beatty Jr., Kayla Servi, Nicole Lucas and Ben Pace. Directed by Sam Esmail. [1:31]

August

August 4

Child 44 [2015] [R] - 5.7.6
In Stalin's 1953 Soviet Union a serial killer murders dozens of young boys, while the government denies that such a thing could occur under communism. A Moscow police officer (Tom Hardy) attempts to investigate the crimes, but the government exiles him to a desolate mining town with his wife (Noomi Rapace). There, the police officer gains the help of an army general (Gary Oldman) and his small team fights the cover-up and double agents. Also with Joel Kinnaman, Paddy Considine and Vincent Cassel. Directed by Daniel Espinosa. [2:17]

Insurgent [2015] [PG-13] - 3.6.5
In this sequel teens who have abandoned their assigned societal factions, along with one Divergent who can think for herself (Shailene Woodley), battle the powerful Erudite government. The teens flee from soldiers and seek answers as to why the only world they have ever known is crumbling and barricaded behind a wall. Also with Theo James, Miles Teller, Ansel Elgort, Kate Winslet, Octavia Spencer, Zoë Kravitz and Naomi Watts. Directed by Robert Schwentke & Neil Burger. [1:58]

Do You Believe? [2015] [PG-13] - 3.5.2
A well-meaning but complacent Christian pastor (Ted McGinley) wonders at the faith of a street-corner preacher. Ready to reevaluate his work and his life, the pastor remembers that one must act on one's faith and his subsequent actions surprise his congregation, his family, and the community. Also with Mira Sorvino, Andrea Logan White, Lee Majors, Alexa PenaVega, Sean Astin, Madison Pettis, Cybill Shepherd, Brian Bosworth and Delroy Lindo. Directed by Jonathan M. Gunn. [1:55]

Far From the Madding Crowd [2015] [PG-13] - 5.4.2
Based on the Victorian classic by Thomas Hardy, an independent woman (Carey Mulligan) inherits a farm and attracts three suitors: One is a sheepherder (Matthias Schoenaerts), another is an army sergeant (Tom Sturridge), and the last a rich older man (Michael Sheen). The woman suffers difficulties in choosing from among the three, as she attempts to manage her farm and livestock. Also with Juno Temple. Directed by Thomas Vinterberg. [2:00]

True Story [2015] [R] - 5.6.5
A New York Times reported (Jonah Hill) loses his job after one of his stories proves suspect. He struggles to find another job and becomes aware of a multiple murder case that he pursues tirelessly. Also with James Franco, Felicity Jones, , Ethan Suplee, Genevieve Angelson, Gretchen Mol and Maria Dizzia. Directed by Rupert Goold. [1:40]

August 11

Hot Pursuit [2015] [PG-13] - 5.5.5
An uptight Southern cop (Reese Witherspoon) escorts a Latina crime witness (Sophia Vergara) to court in Dallas, Texas. Several arguments, interruptions by corrupt police officers and thugs make the journey longer than expected, but the women have the chance to solve an even bigger crime. Also with John Carroll Lynch, Robert Kazinsky, Richard T. Jones and Jim Gaffigan. Directed by Anne Fletcher. Several lines of dialogue are in Spanish with English subtitles. [1:27]

Unfriended [2015] [R] - 6.7.10
One year ago a shaming video posted online about a teen girl (Heather Sossaman) went viral and caused her suicide. On the anniversary of her death, she seems to have returned to her online accounts, tormenting six friends until she can find out who posted the original video. Also with Will Peltz, Matthew Bohrer, Courtney Halverson, Shelley Hennig, Moses Storm, Jacob Wysocki and Renee Olstead. Directed by Levan Gabriadze. [1:22]

August 18

Little Boy [2015] [PG-13] - 1.5.2
A small boy (Jakob Salvati) with growth problems determines to bring his father (Michael Rappaport) back from WWII by way of magic and his own faith. Along the way he struggles against naysayers that denounce him and bigots that hate his Japanese friend. Also with Kevin James, Tom Wilkinson, Ted Levine and Emma Watson. Directed by Alejandro Monteverdi. [1:26]

August 25

Aloha [2015] [PG-13] - 3.3.5
A USAF veteran and military contractor (Bradley Cooper) leaves government jobs behind to join a billionaire private space agency mogul (Bill Murray). During business in Hawaii, he shuffles love interests old and new, as he confronts angry US military officials. Also with Emma Stone, Rachel McAdams, John Krasinski, Alec Baldwin, Danny McBride and Dennis "Bumpy" Kanahele. Directed by Cameron Crowe. [1:45]

Two Days, One Night [2015] [PG-13] - 1.3.4
A woman (Marion Cotillard) loses her job after her colleagues vote to receive bonuses in exchange for her losing her position. She spends a fitful weekend trying to convince each of them to forfeit their bonuses and vote her back in. Also with Fabrizio Rongione, Catherine Salée, Batiste Sornin, Pili Groyne and Simon Caudry. Directed by Jean-Pierre Dardenne and Luc Dardenne. In French and Arabic with English subtitles. [1:35]


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September

September 1

The D Train [2015] [R] - 8.2.10
Jack Black stars as a man who was unpopular in high school and has never gotten over it. As a way to impress his former schoolmates, he is determined to do absolutely anything to get the most popular guy (James Marsden) to come to their 20-year high school reunion. The consequences of his actions lead to a series of unfortunate situations. Also with Kathryn Hahn, Jeffrey Tambor, Russell Posner, Henry Zebrowski, Kyle Bornheimer, Mike White, Corrina Lyons, Donna Duplantier, Charlotte Gale, Denise Williamson and Han Soto. Directed by Andrew Mogel and Jarrad Paul. [1:37]

Good Kill [2015] [R] - 6.6.10
Based on actual events: After serving several tours of duty a fighter pilot (Ethan Hawke) is assigned stateside to drone duty, where he is given targets and he and his team blow them up remotely. He longs to fly again and struggles over the legitimacy of the targets he's being given. Also with Bruce Greenwood, Jake Abel, Ryan Montano, Dylan Kenin, Stafford Douglas, Zion Rain Leyba, January Jones, Sachie Capitani, Michael Sheets and Zoë Kravitz. Directed by Andrew Niccol. [1:42]

Mad Max: Fury Road [2015] [R] - 5.8.5
In a savage post-apocalyptic world in 2060, gangs rule the highways and hoard oil and water. A former highway patrol officer (Tom Hardy) whose family was killed meets a woman (Charlize Theron) who's trying to save a group of female slaves from a gang led by a crazed warlord (Hugh Keays-Byrne). Also with Nicolas Hoult, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Riley Keough, Zoe Kravitz, Abbey Lee and Courtney Eaton. Directed by George Miller. A few lines of dialogue are spoken in an unknown foreign language with English subtitles. [2:00]

September 8

The Age of Adaline [2015] [PG-13] - 4.4.3
A widow (Blake Lively) in the 1930s suffers electrocution during a traffic accident and becomes immortal. Chased by suspicious investigators, she attempts to keep her immortality a secret, but decades into the future she begins a relationship with a man (Michiel Huisman) who is a relative of an old friend (Harrison Ford). The family starts asking questions. Also with Ellen Burstyn, Kathy Baker and Amanda Crew. Directed by Lee Toland Krieger. [1:50]

September 15

Cinderella [2015] [PG] - 2.2.2
After a young woman's father dies, her cruel stepmother (Cate Blanchett) and stepsisters (Holliday Grainer and Sophie McShera) mercilessly bully her (Lily James). Forced to become their unpaid servant, she maintains a positive outlook and when an invitation to a palace ball provides the chance of reuniting with a man (Robert Madden) she met in the woods, her stepmother interferes, but an elderly passerby makes magic happen. Also with Derek Jacobi, Stellan Skarsgård, Hayley Atwell and Helena Bonham Carter. Directed by Kenneth Branagh. [1:45]

Furious 7 [2015] [PG-13] - 4.6.5
After ending the career of a murderous criminal in the UK, an American racing crew leader and his partner (Vin Diesel and Paul Walker) gather their team for a safe return to the United States. However, the criminal's older brother (Jason Statham) pursues the Americans seeking revenge. Also with Dwayne Johnson, Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster, Tyrese Gibson, Chris Bridges, Nathalie Emmanuel and Lucas Black. Directed by James Wan. A few lines of dialogue are spoken in Arabic without translation or subtitles. [2:15]

Monkey Kingdom [2015] [G] - 3.2.0
Tina Fey narrates the story of a female toque macaque monkey of the lowest caste in a 50-member troop and how she saves the group from homelessness and starvation in Sri Lanka in order to provide a better life for her baby. Directed by Mark Linfield and Alastair Fothergill. [1:25]

September 22

Pitch Perfect 2 [2015] [PG-13] - 4.3.5
The Barden Bellas earn a suspension from the collegiate A Capella competition when one of the singer's (Rebel Wilson) skin-tight stretch pants split during her solo during a Presidential performance. To make amends, the Bellas enter the world competition, which Americans have never won. Also with Anna Kendrick, Brittany Snow, Hana Mae Lee, Ester Dean, Alexis Knapp, Shelley Regner, Kelley Jakle, Hailee Steinfeld and Chrissie Fit. Directed by Elizabeth Banks. [1:54]

September 29

Cop Car [2015] [R] - 0.6.6
Two 10-year-old boys (James Freedson-Jackson and Hays Wellford) running away from home stumble upon an unattended sheriff's cruiser and decide to take it for a ride. They quickly realize that it was a mistake. Also with Kevin Bacon, Shea Whigham and Camryn Manheim. Directed by Jon Watts. [1:26]

Entourage [2015] [R] - 8.3.10
In this follow up to the eponymous TV series, a vain, spendthrift movie star (Adrian Grenier) and his cohorts (Kevin Connolly, Jerry Ferrara and Kevin Dillon) contact their super-agent, who is now a film studio head (Jeremy Piven). They have a new set of filmmaking ambitions. Also with Billy Bob Thornton and Haley Joel Osment. Directed by Doug Ellin. [1:45]

Poltergeist [2015] [PG-13] - 3.6.4
Remake of the eponymous 1982 film: A family realizes it is haunted when their youngest child begins to speak to invisible entities inside a closet and their television set. When evil forces capture the little girl, her parents (Sam Rockwell and Rosemarie DeWitt) hire a professor and a TV ghost hunter to exorcise the demons. Also with Jared Harris and Jane Adams. Directed by Gil Kenan. [1:33]

Spy [2015] [R] - 7.7.10
A CIA clerk-analyst (Melissa McCarthy) works with a top agent (Jude Law), until he's taken out of commission and another operative (Jason Statham) is captured. She then volunteers to become an undercover agent and takes on a major crime investigation and pursues Bulgarian arms dealers (Rose Byrne and Raad Rawi) far more successfully than expected. Also with Miranda Hart, Bobby Cannavale, Nargis Fakhri, and Allison Janney. Directed by Paul Feig. [2:00]

October

October 2

Avengers: Age of Ultron [2015] [PG-13] - 3.6.3
The Avengers unite to face a formidable foe and find themselves struggling with their own inner demons along the way. Also with Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, James Spader, Samuel L. Jackson, Don Cheadle, Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Bettany, Cobie Smulders, Anthony Mackie and Hayley Atwell. Directed by Joss Whedon. [2:21]

October 6

Insidious: Chapter 3 [2015] [PG-13] - 1.6.5
In this third sequel a teen girl (Stefanie Scott) thinks her dead mother is trying to contact her and she goes to a psychic (Lin Shaye). However, the psychic's own grief makes her reluctant to use her talents and after the teen suffers demonic attacks, her father (Dermot Mulroney) also approaches the psychic, who relents and enlists aid from two parapsychologists. Also with Angus Sampson, Leigh Whannell, Hayley Kiyoko, Tate Berney and Ashton Molo. Directed by Leigh Whannell. [1:37]

Magic Mike XXL [2015] [R] - 8.2.10
In this sequel, retired Magic Mike (Channing Tatum) returns to exotic dancing after three years to perform with the Kings of Tampa dancers at a stripper convention in Myrtle Beach. He finds that several relationships need healing along the way. Also with Matt Bomer, Joe Manganiello, Kevin Nash, Adam Rodriguez, Gabriel Iglesias, Jada Pinkett Smith, Andie McDowell, Elizabeth Banks and Amber Heard. Directed by Gregory Jacobs. [1:55]

October 13

Dope [2015] [R] - 6.6.10
A high school senior (Shameik Moore) and his friends (Tony Revolori and Kiersey Clemons) share a love of '90s hip-hop, academics and their punk band. They meet a drug dealer who invites them to his birthday party at a local club, but things become violent and they leave with a powerful drug hidden, without their knowledge, in a backpack. They soon find themselves being chased by a cadre of thugs. Also with Kimberly Elise, Chanel Iman, Tyga, Blake Anderson, Zoë Kravitz and A$AP Rocky. Directed by Rick Famuwiya. [1:55]

The Gallows [2015] [R] - 3.7.5
At Beatrice High School in Nebraska, two teen boys (Reese Mishler and Ryan Shoos) and two teen girls (Pfeifer Brown and Cassidy Gifford) are trapped in their school at night and terrorized by a disembodied spirit. Twenty years ago, a male student died in a freak accident in the annual high school play, and current students want to re-stage the production in his honor, but the spirit is not happy. Also with Price Morgan and Travis Cluff. Directed by Travis Cluff and Chris Lofing. [1:21]

San Andreas [2015] [PG-13] - 1.6.5
An LAFD helicopter pilot (Dwayne Johnson) is blindsided when California's San Andreas Fault creates several Magnitude 9 earthquakes that threaten the lives of his estranged wife (Carla Gugino) and daughter (Alexandra Daddario). He determines to save them and other victims from the destruction that ranges from Los Angeles to San Francisco. Also with Colton Haynes, Archie Panjabi, Paul Giamatti and Kylie Minogue. Directed by Bret Peyton. [1:54]

Tomorrowland [2015] [PG] - 2.4.3
A jaded inventor (George Clooney) and an enthusiastic teen (Britt Robertson) travel through space-time to a place called Tomorrowland and they take actions that change Earth's timeline and give people hope. Also with Hugh Laurie, Raffey Cassidy, Tim McGraw, Kathryn Hahn and Keegan-Michael Key. Directed by Brad Bird. Several lines of dialogue are in French, without subtitles; a couple of lines in an unknown language used by a robot are accompanied by English subtitles. [2:10]

October 20

Jurassic World [2015] [PG-13] - 2.7.4
In this fourth sequel a billionaire (Irrfan Kahn) opens a Costa Rican dinosaur park and pushes his staff to create bigger and scarier animals. Proud of a new hybrid, Indominus Rex, the owner is horrified when the creature escapes and hunts down park staff, guests, and other large reptiles. The park's dinosaur trainer (Chris Pratt) and manager (Bryce Dallas Howard) are charged with capturing the monster, while a band of mercenaries has other ideas. Also with Vincent D'Onofrio, Ty Simpkins, Nick Robinson, B.D. Wong and Omar Sy. Directed by Collin Trevorrow. [2:03]

Paper Towns [2015] [PG-13] - 4.3.4
A high school senior (Nat Wolff) preparing to venture off to college is recruited to help his neighbor (Cara Delevingne), whom he has loved since they met, avenge herself against a cheating boyfriend. She then disappears and convinced that she has left him clues to her whereabouts, he takes a road trip hoping of finding her. Also with Austin Abrams, Justice Smith, Halston Sage, Jaz Sinclair and Cara Buono. Directed by Jake Schreier. [1:49]

Testament of Youth [2015] [PG-13] - 3.7.1
Based on a World War I memoir: an English woman (Alicia Vikander) delays her degree at Oxford University to volunteer as a military nurse attached to the army. After the war she enrolls in Oxford where she becomes a writer, feminist and anti-war advocate. Also with Dominic West, Hayley Atwell, Kit Harrington, Emily Watson and Taron Egerton. Directed by James Kent. [2:09]

Z for Zachariah [2015] [PG-13] - 6.4.5
After a nuclear event destroys most of Earth, a scientist (Chiwetel Ejiofor), a coal miner (Chris Pine) and a 19-year-old woman (Margot Robbie) seem to be the only survivors. The two men compete for the woman's attention in a dangerous love triangle clouded by nuclear radiation and jealousy. Directed by Craig Zobel. [1:35]

October 27

The Gift [2015] [R] - 5.5.6
The lives of a couple (Jason Bateman and Rebecca Hall) are disrupted by the arrival of one of the husband's high school buddies (Joel Edgerton). The peculiar friend begins showing up unannounced at their home and leaving lavish gifts for them. Also with Allison Tolman, Busy Philipps, Tim Griffin, Beau Knapp, PJ Byrne, Wendell Pierce and David Denman. Directed by Joel Edgerton. [1:48]

Max [2015] [PG] - 1.4.2
A Belgian Malinois military dog (Carlos) on the Afghanistan front assists his handler, a US Marine (Robbie Amell), until the soldier dies in combat. The traumatized dog is retired and sent to the Marine's family to adjust or be put down and the Marine's younger brother (Josh Wiggins) bonds with the dog. Also with Thomas Haden Church, Luke Kleintank, Lauren Graham, Mia Xitali and jay Hernandez. Directed by Boaz Yakin. Several lines of dialogue are in Spanish, without translation or subtitles. [1:51]

Pixels [2015] [PG-13] - 4.4.4
A NASA time capsule sent into space riles alien ire and brings back an all-out war on Earth in the form of giant 1980s video game characters. The US President (Kevin James) enlists the help of a gaming pal (Adam Sandler) and his vintage video gamers (Peter Dinklage and Josh Gad) to fight the aliens. Also with Michelle Monaghan, Brian Cox, Ashley Benson and Jane Krakowski. Directed by Chris Columbus. A few lines of dialogue in Hindi are accompanied by English subtitles and a few fake Japanese sentences have no translation. [1:45]

November

November 3

The End of the Tour [2015] [R] - 3.2.7
A film based on the transcript of an interview between "Rolling Stone" writer David Lipsky (Jesse Eisenberg) and novelist David Foster Wallace (Jason Segel) that took place over several days on the writer's 1996 book tour. Also with Mamie Gummer, Anna Chlumsky, Joan Cusack, Ron Livingston and Mickey Sumner. Directed by James Ponsoldt. [1:46]

Inside Out [2015] [PG] - 1.3.1
A young girl's (Kaitlyn Dias) emotions fall into turmoil caused by a family move and the destruction of some of her memories by the emotion Sadness (Phyllis Smith). The other emotions discount Sadness, but Joy (Amy Poehler) helps her look for the missing memories, while Anger (Lewis Black) blows his top, and other emotions go rogue. Also with Bill Hader, Mindy Kaling, Diane Lane, Kyle MacLachlan and Richard Kind. Directed by Pete Doctor. [1:34]

Vacation [2015] [R] - 7.6.9
In this sequel a new generation of Griswolds (Ed Helms, Christina Applegate, Skyler Gisondo and Steele Stebbins) take a vacation to iconic Walley World and fall into a series of misadventures on the way. Also with Chevy Chase, Beverly D'Angelo, Leslie Mann and Chris Hemsworth. Directed by John Francis Daley & Jonathan M. Goldstein. [1:39]

November 10

Mr. Holmes [2015] [PG] - 1.3.1
In 1947 a retired Sherlock Holmes (Ian McKellen) is disturbed by his recent trip to Japan in search of anti-aging potions. Returning to Sussex with determination, he focuses on a 35-year old unsolved case. He does not remember all the facts, but he does retain the knack for solving crimes. Also with Laura Linney, Milo Parker, Patrick Kennedy, Hattie Morahan and Hiroyuki Sanada. Directed by Bill Condon. [1:45]

Self/less [2015] [PG-13] - 4.6.5
A NYC real estate baron (Ben Kingsley) is dying from cancer and decides to try a secret medical technique called "shedding": For this to work he transfers his consciousness to a younger, inanimate body via linked MRI machines. His new body (Ryan Reynolds) works well, but after moving to New Orleans he begins having flashbacks of a life that is not his own. Also with Victor Garber, Michelle Dockery, Matthew Goode and Natalie Martinez. Directed by Tarsem Singh. [1:57]

Terminator Genisys [2015] [PG-13] - 4.6.5
In this fifth installment the Guardian Terminator (Arnold Schwarzenegger) time travels to fight the Skynet artificial intelligence and a new Terminator, version T-3000 (Jason Clarke). The Guardian's mission is to save a woman (Emilia Clarke) and her son with the help of a soldier (Jai Courtney) from the future, but changes in the timeline interfere. Also with Lee Byung-hun and J. K. Simmons. Directed by Alan Taylor. [1:57]

Trainwreck [2015] [R] - 7.4.10
A woman (Amy Schumer) lives by her father's credo that monogamy does not work and she drinks heavily and sleeps with dozens of random men, but becomes bored. For a magazine article she is writing, she interviews a doctor (Bill Hader) and becomes more involved with him than she'd like. Also with John Cena, Brie Larson, LeBron James, Tilda Swinton and Collin Quinn. Directed by Judd Apatow. [2:04]

November 17

The Man from U.N.C.L.E. [2015] [PG-13] - 4.6.3
Based on the eponymous TV series from the 1960s: A CIA agent (Henry Cavill) and a KGB operative (Armie Hammer) find themselves working together to track down an organization bent on developing nuclear weapons. Also with Alicia Vikander, Elizabeth Debicki, Luca Calvani, Sylvester Groth, Hugh Grant and Jared Harris. Directed by Guy Ritchie. Some dialogue is in German, Italian and Russian with English subtitles. [1:56]

The Stanford Prison Experiment [2015] [R] - 6.7.10
Based on actual academic research for the US military during 1971: a psychology professor (Billy Crudup) sets up college students to portray prisoners and prison guards in a simulated medium security facility, with very disturbing results. Also with Ezra Miller, Olivia Thirlby, Nelson Ellis, Ki Hong Lee, Tye Sheridan, Michael Angarano, Jack Kilmer and Nicholas Braun. Directed by Kyle Patrick Alvarez. [1:57]

We Are Your Friends [2015] [R] - 7.5.10
An ambitious promoter and DJ (Zac Efron) plans to amass fame and wealth by stepping up his game to spin discs in Hollywood. However, he creates only mediocre mashup tracks and a more experienced but burned-out DJ (Wes Bentley) offers to help. The younger man becomes distracted as he falls for his mentor's girlfriend (Emily Ratajowski) and puts his future at risk. Also with Alex Shaffer, Shiloh Fernandez, Jonny Weston and John Bernthal. Directed by Max Joseph. [1.36]

November 24

American Ultra [2015] [R] - 3.8.10
A West Virginia slacker's (Jesse Eisenberg) life consists of smoking marijuana, slouching through his convenience store job, and writing a comic book about an ape superhero. Buried in his subconscious is the fact that he is a lethal sleeper agent for the CIA and when he's scheduled to be eliminated one of its project leaders activates his fighting skills with a hypnotic phrase. He becomes a weapon, but also discovers a secret about his girlfriend (Kristen Stewart). Also with Topher Grace, Connie Britton. Walton Groggins, John Leguizamo, Bill Pullman and Tony Hale. Directed by Nima Nourizadeh. The film contains several lines of dialogue in Chinese with English subtitles. [1:35]

Ricki and the Flash [2015] [PG-13] - 4.3.4
A long time ago an aging rock star (Meryl Streep) left her husband (Kevin Kline) and daughter (Mamie Gunner) to follow her singing dreams. Returning home in guilt, she faces questions, heartbreak and anger from her grown daughter, her two sons and her ex-husband's new wife. Also with Rick Springfield, Audra McDonald, Sebastian Stan, Nick Westrate, Hailey Gates, Ben Platt, Charlotte Rae, Rick Rosas, Joe Vitale and Bernie Worrell. Directed by Jonathan Demme. [1:42]

Shaun the Sheep Movie [2015] [PG] - 1.3.0
A precocious sheep decides he wants to take the day off from the farm and in trying to make that possible sets off a series of events that may change the farm forever if he and his friends can't get everyone back where they belong. Also with Justin Fletcher, John Sparkes, Omid Djalili, Richard Webber, Kate Harbour, Tim Hands, Andy Nyman, Simon Greenall, Emma Tate and Jack Paulson. Directed by Mark Burton & Richard Starzak. [1:25]

December

December 1

Amy [2015] [R] - 5.4.6
Documentary examining the life, career and drug-related death at age 27 of singer and pop star Amy Winehouse. Also with Mitchell Winehouse, Janis Winehouse, Yasiin Bey, Mark Ronson, Tony Bennett, Blake Fielder-Civil and Raye Cosbert. Directed by Asif Kapadia. [1:30]

Mississippi Grind [2015] [R] - 4.5.7
A man (Ben Mendelsohn) who's heavily in debt due to gambling losses, meets another man (Ryan Reynolds) and is convinced that he is his lucky charm. They travel across the country to participate in a high stakes poker game and face some personal revelations along the way. Also with Yvonne Landry, Anthony Howard, Jayson Warner Smith, Kerry Cahill, Sienna Miller, Jane McNeill and Alfre Woodard. Directed by Anna Boden & Ryan Fleck. [1:48]

Mistress America [2015] [R] - 5.3.7
A college freshman (Lola Kirke) is disappointed with her life in a dorm. She tackles the doldrums by hanging out with her irrepressible older stepsister, a hard core New Yorker (Greta Gerwig) who lives in Times Square and manufactures misadventures for the pair. Also with Heather Lind, Cindy Cheung and Matthew Shear. Directed by Noah Baumbach. [1:24]

December 8

Ant-Man [2015] [PG-13] - 1.5.4
A professional burglar (Paul Rudd) receives a request to help a former superhero (Michael Douglas) save the world by means of high-tech body armor that will shrink him to ant-size, while increasing his strength. The thief accepts the offer and conducts a major heist while fighting international villains and crazed scientists. Also with Bobby Cannavale, Evangeline Lilly, Corey Stoll, Michael Peña, Tip Harris, Wood Harris, Judy Greer and David Dastmalchian. Directed by Peyton Reed. [1:57]

Minions [2015] [PG] - 2.4.2
In this prequel, the Minions form on prehistoric Earth as yellow single-celled organisms. They evolve into bipedal pills and seek the most sinister villains to serve. They always fail their masters and, nearly giving up, they send Minions Kevin, Stuart and Bob (all voiced by Pierre Coffin) out into the world, where they find a new despicable boss-lady (voiced by Sandra Bullock) in Florida. Also with Jon Hamm, Michael Keaton, Allison Janney, Steve Coogan, Geoffrey Rush and Jennifer Saunders. Directed by Pierre Coffin and Kyle Balda. The film includes dialogue in gibberish and Pidgin English with some French, Spanish, and Italian words with no subtitles or translation. [1:31]

The Transporter Refueled [2015] [PG-13] - 5.6.5
A reboot of the action series: A hired driver (Ed Skrein) becomes involved in a deadly plot for revenge when he is enlisted to drive four women in the south of France. Also with Ray Stevenson, Loan Chabanol, Gabriella Wright, Tatiana Pajkovic, Wenxia Yu, Radivoje Bukvic and Noémie Lenoir. Directed by Camille Delamarre. [1:36]

December 15

He Named Me Malala [2015] [PG-13] - 1.4.1
A documentary about Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani girl who was targeted by the Taliban when she was 15 years old and shot on a bus after she spoke out about the need to educate girls. Directed by Davis Guggenheim. Several lines of dialogue are spoken in Pashto and other languages with English subtitles. [1:27]

Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation [2015] [PG-13] - 3.6.4
In this fifth installment the IMF leader (Tom Cruise) attempts to convince a pompous CIA chief (Alec Baldwin) that an organization called "the Syndicate" is a real and present danger. However, the CIA shuts down IMF, and its leader organizes his team (Ving Rhames, Jeremy Renner and Simon Pegg) to bring down the Syndicate and capture its members. Also with Rebecca Ferguson, Sean Harris, Simon McBurney, Zhang Jingchu, Jens Hultén, Tom Hollander and America Olivo. Directed by Christopher McQuarrie. Dialogue contains several German lines with and without English subtitles. [2:11]

Ted 2 [2015] [R] - 6.5.10
In this sequel a sentient Teddy bear (voiced by Seth McFarland) seeks the legal status of a human being in order to legalize his marriage to a woman (Jessica Barth) and have a child. Meanwhile, toy makers plan to steal the bear and reproduce his sentience. Also with Mark Wahlberg, Amanda Seyfried, Giovanni Ribisi, Morgan Freeman, Patrick Warburton and Michael Dorn. Directed by McFarland. [1:55]

December 29

Hitman: Agent 47 [2015] [R] - 2.7.5
In this sequel, a woman (Hannah Ware) with heightened senses searches for a man who will not leave her thoughts and dreams. She confronts two genetically enhanced secret agents (Rupert Friend and Zachary Quinto) who alternately threaten and protect her, and she learns family secrets that lead to more questions. Also with Ciarin Hinds, Angelababy and Thomas Kretschmann. Directed by Aleksander Bach. [1:36]

A Perfect Guy [2015] [PG-13] - 6.6.5
A woman (Sanaa Lathan) wanting marriage and a family ends a relationship with a man (Morris Chestnut) who is not ready to commit to her. When she meets another, seemingly perfect guy (Michael Ealy), she quickly learns that perfection may be only skin-deep. Also with L. Scott Caldwell, Charles S. Dutton, John Getz, Tess Harper, Kathryn Morris and Rutina Wesley. Directed by David M. Rosenthal. [1:40]


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