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The Double

Opens Friday, May 9, 2014 Synopsis: Richard Ayoade's stylized adaptation of Fyodor Dostoevsky's novella The Double stars Jesse Eisenberg as Simon James, a meek office drone who bumbles his way through his day, forever pining for a pretty girl (Mia Wasikowska) who lives near him and working hard for a boss (Wallace Shawn) who doesn't see any of his accomplishments. One day Simon discovers that he has a new co-worker, James Simon (also Eisenberg), who looks just like him and possesses all of the confidence and charisma that Simon lacks. Simon befriends this new person, and soon the put-upon man is asserting himself. However, he begins to fear he's becoming just another pawn in James' relentless self-interests. The Double screened at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival. ~ Perry Seibert, Rovi Cast: Jesse Eisenberg, Mia Wasikowska Movie Details Play Trailer Buy Tickets Movie Review

Guardians of the Galaxy

Opens Friday, Aug 1, 2014 Synopsis: Marvel Studios expands their cosmic presence on the big screen with this adaptation of the Guardians of the Galaxy comic series, with Zero Dark Thirty's Chris Pratt heading up a cast that includes David Bautista and Zoe Saldana. Super's James Gunn helms the big budget sci-fi team-up that makes up part of Marvel's Phase 2 lead-up to the Avengers sequel, which includes Thor: The Dark World, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, and Iron Man 3. ~ Jeremy Wheeler, Rovi Cast: Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, David Bautista, Lee Pace, Bradley Cooper, Michael Rooker Movie Details Play Trailer Buy Tickets Movie Review

Hercules: The Thracian Wars

Opens Friday, Jul 25, 2014 Synopsis: Dwayne Johnson stars as the son of Zeus in this Brett Ratner-directed adaptation of Steve Moore's Radical Comics graphic novel. ~ Jeremy Wheeler, Rovi Cast: Dwayne Johnson, Joseph Fiennes, Ian McShane, Rufus Sewell, Rebecka Ferguson, John Hurt Movie Details Play Trailer Buy Tickets Movie Review

The Hobbit: There and Back Again

Opens Wednesday, Dec 17, 2014 Synopsis: Peter Jackson takes cues from the appendices of The Lord of the Rings to expand New Line Cinema's Hobbit adaptation with this third film completing the epic tale of Bilbo Baggins, as played by Martin Freeman. ~ Jeremy Wheeler, Rovi Cast: Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen, Richard Armitage, Andy Serkis, Elijah Wood Movie Details Buy Tickets Movie Review

Seventh Son

Opens Friday, Feb 6, 2015 Synopsis: A powerful knight trains his young apprentice to do battle against a diabolical witch who is gathering an army to wage supernatural war on all of mankind in this adaptation of author Joseph Delaney's young-adult novel The Spook's Apprentice. Years ago, brave Master Gregory (Jeff Bridges) succeeded in capturing evil enchantress Mother Malkin (Julianne Moore), and locking her away to rot in prison. Now Mother Malkin has escaped, and she's hungry for revenge. As her followers gather power, the dreaded witch reveals her infernal intentions to the noble knight who once imprisoned her, and who now has until the next full moon to train Tom Ward (Ben Barnes), the seventh son of a seventh son, to defend humanity against a threat whose evil knows no bounds. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi Cast: Jeff Bridges, Julianne Moore, Ben Barnes, Alicia Vikander, Kit Harington Movie Details Play Trailer Buy Tickets Movie Review

Sin City: A Dame to Kill For

Opens Friday, Aug 22, 2014 Synopsis: Robert Rodriguez returns to direct this follow-up to Sin City from a script by Frank Miller and William Monahan based on preexisting stories along with new ones written for the big screen. osh Brolin stars in the adaptation of the comic mini-series (Sin City: A Dame to Kill For), which tells the backstory of Clive Owen's Dwight character as he is wrapped up in the thralls of femme fatale, Ava (Eva Green). Also new to the series is Joseph Gordon Levitt, who plays Johnny, a mysterious gambler set on taking down his sworn enemy in a high stakes game of life and death. Mickey Rourke, Rosario Dawson, Jessica Alba, and Jaime King return for the Dimension Films release, with Jamie Chung and Dennis Haysbert stepping into roles left by Devin Aoki and the late Michael Duncan Clarke. ~ Jeremy Wheeler, Rovi Cast: Josh Brolin, Mickey Rourke, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Eva Green, Jessica Alba, Rosario Dawson Movie Details Play Trailer Buy Tickets Movie Review

Q&A: Nicole Kidman keeping it real in latest roles

...Rouge and The Hours star plays a supportive wife to World War II veteran Eric Lomax (Colin Firth). In the autobiographical adaptation, Patti and Eric Lomax confront his past as a prisoner of war in Thailand, where he worked on the "death railway," a 258-mile...

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Under the Skin

Now Playing Synopsis: An alien assumes the form of an alluring female (Scarlett Johansson) and prowls the streets of Scotland, leading lonely and unsuspecting men to their doom in director Jonathan Glazer's surreal adaptation of Michel Faber's genre-bending novel of the same name. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi Cast: Scarlett Johansson, Paul Brannigan Movie Details Play Trailer Buy Tickets Movie Review

Night at the Movies

...MastersWINTER'S TALE (PG-13): A thief breaks into a mansion and has his heart stolen by its occupant. Masters (ends 3/27)THE WOLF OF WALL STREET (R): Adaptation of Jordan Belfort's memoir about being a crooked banker. Masters

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Night at the Movies

...Evans, AikenTHE SECRET LIFE OF WALTER MITTY (PG): An adaptation of James Thurber's short story. Masters (ends 3/13...Exchange (ends 3/13)THE WOLF OF WALL STREET (R): Adaptation of Jordan Belfort's memoir about his exploits as a crooked...

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