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Titanic (in 3D) (2012)

Title: Titanic (in 3D) (2012)
Rated: PG-13
Runtime: 195 min(s)
Release: 1999-08-31 (DVD)
2012-04-04 (Theater)
Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio Kate Winslet Billy Zane Kathy Bates Frances Fisher
Genre: Drama Romance Classics
IMDB: IMDB Link

This spectacular epic re-creates the ill-fated maiden voyage of the White Star Line's $7.5 million R.M.S Titanic and the tragic sea disaster of April 15, 1912. Running over three hours and made with the combined contributions of two major studios (20th Century-Fox, Paramount) at a cost of more than $200 million, Titanic ranked as the most expensive film in Hollywood history at the time of its release, and became the most successful. Writer-director James Cameron employed state-of-the-art digital special effects for this production, realized on a monumental scale and spanning eight decades. Inspired by the 1985 discovery of the Titanic in the North Atlantic, the contemporary storyline involves American treasure-seeker Brock Lovett (Bill Paxton) retrieving artifacts from the submerged ship. Lovett looks for diamonds but finds a drawing of a young woman, nude except for a necklace. When 102-year-old Rose (Gloria Stuart) reveals she's the person in the portrait, she is summoned to the wreckage site to tell her story of the 56-carat diamond necklace and her experiences of 84 years earlier. The scene then shifts to 1912 Southampton where passengers boarding the Titanic include penniless Jack Dawson (Leonardo DiCaprio) and society girl Rose DeWitt Bukater (Kate Winslet), returning to Philadelphia with her wealthy fiance Cal Hockley (Billy Zane). After the April 10th launch, Rose develops a passionate interest in Jack, and Cal's reaction is vengeful. At midpoint in the film, the Titanic slides against the iceberg and water rushes into the front compartments. Even engulfed, Cal continues to pursue Jack and Rose as the massive liner begins its descent. Cameron launched the project after seeing Robert Ballard's 1987 National Geographic documentary on the wreckage. Blueprints of the real Titanic were followed during construction at Fox's custom-built Rosarito, Mexico studio, where a hydraulics system moved an immense model in a 17-million-gallon water tank. During three weeks aboard the Russian ship Academik Keldysh, underwater sequences were filmed with a 35mm camera in a titanium case mounted on the Russian submersible Mir 1. When the submersible neared the wreck, a video camera inside a remote-operated vehicle was sent into the Titanic's 400-foot bow, bringing back footage of staterooms, furniture and chandeliers. On November 1, 1997, the film had its world premiere at the 10th Tokyo International Film Festival. ~ Bhob Stewart, Rovi

Ballplayer: Pelotero (2012)

Title: Ballplayer: Pelotero (2012)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 72 min(s)
Release: 2012-09-04 (DVD)
2012-07-13 (Theater)
Cast: John Leguizamo
Genre: Documentary Drama
IMDB: IMDB Link

This compelling documentary, narrated by John Leguizamo and executive produced by Boston Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine, is a gritty and never before seen look inside the world of Major League Baseball (MLB) training camps in the Dominican Republic. Miguel Angel and Jean Carlos are two of the top prospects and they are both about to turn 16, which means they can be signed to an MLB farm team and ultimately move up to the majors. Ballplayer: Pelotero filmmakers Ross Finkel, Trevor Martin and Jonathan Paley take you inside this never before seen world for an up close and personal look at the cost of the American dream. -- (C) Strand

Escape Fire: The Fight to Rescue American Healthcare (2012)

Title: Escape Fire: The Fight to Rescue American Healthcare (2012)
Rated: PG-13
Runtime: 98 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2012-10-05 (Theater)
Cast: Don Berwick Shanon Brownlee Steve Burd
Genre: Documentary Special Interest
IMDB: IMDB Link

Escape Fire tackles one of the most pressing issues of our time: what can be done to save our broken medical system? Award-winning filmmakers Matthew Heineman and Susan Froemke follow dramatic human stories as well as leaders fighting to transform healthcare at the highest levels of medicine, industry, government, and even the US military. The film examines the powerful forces trying to maintain the status quo in an industry designed for quick fixes rather than prevention, for profit-driven care rather than patient-driven care. After decades of resistance, a movement to bring innovative high-touch, low-cost methods of prevention and healing into our high-tech, costly system is finally gaining ground. Escape Fire is about finding a way out. It's about saving the health of a nation. -- (C) Official Site

The Look of Love (2013)

Title: The Look of Love (2013)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 105 min(s)
Release: 2013-10-08 (DVD)
2013-07-05 (Theater)
Cast: Steve Coogan Anna Friel Imogen Poots Tamsin Egerton Stephen Fry
Genre: Drama Romance Comedy
IMDB: IMDB Link

The true tale of British adult magazine publisher and entrepreneur Paul Raymond (Steve Coogan of "24 Hour Party People", "The Trip"). A modern-day King Midas, Raymond became one of the richest men in Britain - at the cost of losing those closest to him. (c) IFC

Hidden In The Woods (2012)

Title: Hidden In The Woods (2012)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 97 min(s)
Release: 2013-09-17 (DVD)
0000-00-00 (Theater)
Cast: Siboney Lo Carolina Escobar Serge Francois Daniel Antivilo Jose Hernandez
Genre: Action & Adventure Comedy
IMDB: IMDB Link

Two sisters (Siboney Lo and Carolina Escobar) and their mentally retarded brother (Jose Hernandez) flee the murderous father who raised them in the remote mountains of Chile, and fight for their lives against their psychotic, drug dealing uncle (Serge Francois), who's determined to recover his stolen merchandise at any cost. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

Plush (2013)

Title: Plush (2013)
Rated: R
Runtime: 99 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2013-09-13 (Theater)
Cast: Emily Browning Cam Gigandet Xavier Samuel Frances Fisher Brandon Jay McLaren
Genre: Mystery & Suspense Drama
IMDB: IMDB Link

After losing her band mate and brother to a drug overdose, rising rock star Hayley finds herself in a downward spiral. The new album from her band Plush is received as a critical and commercial disaster. She finds new hope and friendship in Enzo, the replacement guitarist who inspires her to reach new creative heights. But soon their collaboration crosses the line and Hayley, who is married with two children, retreats from Enzo's advances. As Hayley slowly discovers Enzo's dark and troubled history, she realizes she may have let a madman into her home and that her mistake may cost the lives of people closest to her. (c) Millenium Film

Road to Paloma (2014)

Title: Road to Paloma (2014)
Rated: R
Runtime: 91 min(s)
Release: 2014-07-15 (DVD)
2014-07-11 (Theater)
Cast: Lisa Bonet Jason Momoa Sarah Shahi Jill Wagner Michael Raymond-James
Genre: Mystery & Suspense Drama
IMDB: IMDB Link

Jason Momoa of "Game of Thrones" and "The Red Road" makes his directorial debut and stars in this intense road movie as Wolf, a Native American on the run after avenging his mother's murder. As he flees across the desolate American West on his motorcycle, he'll discover that justice has a cost - Wolf's search for redemption will reveal secrets and take him on a journey where the roads have some very unexpected turns. (c) Official Site

Radio Free Albemuth (2014)

Title: Radio Free Albemuth (2014)
Rated: R
Runtime: 100 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2014-06-27 (Theater)
Cast: Jonathan Scarfe Shea Whigham Katheryn Winnick Alanis Morissette Hanna Hall
Genre: Drama Science Fiction & Fantasy
IMDB: IMDB Link

From sci-fi author Philip K. Dick (Blade Runner, Minority Report, A Scanner Darkly) comes his most personal and prophetic thriller to date. It's 1985 in an alternate reality and Berkeley record store clerk Nick Brady (Jonathan Scarfe, Perception) begins to experience strange visions transmitted from an extra-terrestrial source he calls VALIS. He uproots his family and moves to Los Angeles where he becomes a successful music executive with a secret mission to overthrow the oppressive government led by US President Fremont (Scott Wilson - The Walking Dead). With the help of his best friend, sci-fi writer, Philip K. Dick himself (Shea Whigham - Boardwalk Empire, American Hustle) and a beautiful, mysterious woman named Silvia (Alanis Morissette - Weeds), Nick finds himself drawn into a conspiracy of cosmic, mind-shattering proportions. Although it might cost them their freedom or even their lives, they join forces to expose the dangerous truth about the corrupt regime.(C) Freestyle

Ivory Tower (2014)

Title: Ivory Tower (2014)
Rated: PG-13
Runtime: 97 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2014-06-13 (Theater)
Cast: Michael Ironside Patrick Van Horn Kari Wuhrer
Genre: Documentary
IMDB: IMDB Link

As tuition rates spiral beyond reach and student loan debt passes $1 trillion (more than credit card debt), IVORY TOWER asks: Is college worth the cost? From the halls of Harvard, to public colleges in financial crisis, to Silicon Valley, filmmaker Andrew Rossi (PAGE ONE: INSIDE THE NEW YORK TIMES) assembles an urgent portrait of a great American institution at the breaking point. Through interviews profiled at Arizona State, Cooper Union, and Sebastian Thrun's Udacity-among several others-IVORY TOWER reveals how colleges in the United States, long regarded as leaders in higher education, came to embrace a business model that often promotes expansion over quality learning. Along the way we also find unique programs, from Stanford to the free desert school Deep Springs to the historically black all women's college Spelman, where the potential for life-changing college experiences endure. (C) Samuel Goldwyn

California Solo (2012)

Title: California Solo (2012)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 94 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2012-11-30 (Theater)
Cast: Robert Carlyle Alexia Rasmussen Kathleen Wilhoite A Martinez Michael Des Barres
Genre: Drama Comedy
IMDB: IMDB Link

Robert Carlyle (The Full Monty, Trainspotting) stars in this touching, human story about post-fame life and personal redemption. Former Britpop rocker Lachlan MacAldonich (Carlyle) has settled into a comfortably numb existence just outside Los Angeles. By day, he works on an organic farm and travels regularly to the city's farmers' markets to sell produce. By night, he retreats to his crummy apartment to record "Flame-Outs," his podcast that recounts the tragic deaths of great musicians. The only spark in his humdrum existence is Beau (Alexia Rasmussen), a lovely struggling actress and amateur chef. One night, Lachlan gets pulled over for a DUI, a charge that dredges up his past drug offense and threatens him with deportation. Lachlan's only hope of staying in the U.S. is proving that his removal would cause "extreme hardship" to a U.S. citizen spouse or relative, so he contacts his estranged ex-wife and daughter, raising past demons that he must finally confront. Danny Masterson co-stars. Written and directed by Marshall Lewy.

High Tech, Low Life (2013)

Title: High Tech, Low Life (2013)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 87 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2013-01-09 (Theater)
Cast: Zhou Shuguang Zhang Shihe
Genre: Documentary Special Interest
IMDB: IMDB Link

HIGH TECH, LOW LIFE follows the journey of two of China's first citizen reporters as they travel the country - chronicling underreported news and social issues stories. Armed with laptops, cell phones, and digital cameras they develop skills as independent one-man news stations while learning to navigate China's evolving censorship regulations and avoiding the risk of political persecution. 

The film follows 57-year-old "Tiger Temple," who earns the title of China's first citizen reporter after he impulsively documents an unfolding murder and 27-year-old "Zola" who recognizes the opportunity to increase his fame and future prospects by reporting on sensitive news throughout China. From the perspective of vastly different generations, Zola and Tiger Temple must both reconcile an evolving sense of individualism, social responsibility and personal sacrifice. The juxtaposition of Zola's coming-of-age journey from produce vendor to internet celebrity, and Tiger Temple's commitment to understanding China's tumultuous past provides an alternate portrait of China and of news-gathering in the 21st century. (c) IFC Films

Page One: Inside the New York Times (2011)

Title: Page One: Inside the New York Times (2011)
Rated: R
Runtime: 96 min(s)
Release: 2011-10-18 (DVD)
2011-06-17 (Theater)
Cast: sarah ellison David Carr Bruce Headlam Richard Perez-Pena Clay Shirky
Genre: Documentary Special Interest
IMDB: IMDB Link

Page One: Inside The New York Times deftly gains unprecedented access to The New York Times newsroom and the inner workings of the Media Desk. With the Internet surpassing print as our main news source and newspapers all over the country going bankrupt, Page One chronicles the transformation of the media industry at its time of greatest turmoil. Writers like Brian Stelter, Tim Arango and the salty but brilliant David Carr track print journalism's metamorphosis even as their own paper struggles to stay vital and solvent. Meanwhile, their editors and publishers grapple with existential challenges from players like WikiLeaks, new platforms ranging from Twitter to tablet computers, and readers' expectations that news online should be free. But rigorous journalism is thriving. Page One gives us an up-close look at the vibrant cross-cubicle debates and collaborations, tenacious jockeying for on-the-record quotes, and skillful page-one pitching that produce the "daily miracle" of a great news organization. -- (C) Official Site

Paranormal Activity 3 (2011)

Title: Paranormal Activity 3 (2011)
Rated: R
Runtime: 81 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2011-10-21 (Theater)
Cast: Katie Featherston
Genre: Mystery & Suspense Horror
IMDB: IMDB Link

The Paranormal Activity franchise continues with this third outing from Paramount Pictures. Oren Peli and Jason Blum return to produce the highly secretive feature, with Catfish's directing duo of Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman taking on the helming duties. ~ Jeremy Wheeler, Rovi

Kai Po Che! (2013)

Title: Kai Po Che! (2013)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 120 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2013-02-22 (Theater)
Cast: Sushant Singh Rajkumar Yadav Amit Sadh Amrita Puri Raj Kumar Yadav
Genre: Art House & International
IMDB: IMDB Link

Synopsis: Best friends Ishaan, Omi and Govind - young, ambitious and restless - are trying to make a mark in the India of the early 2000's. These are exciting times - a new millennium has just dawned, India's a nuclear power and ostensibly shining - a perfect place for the 3 Ahmedabad boys to start a business that could be their ticket to fame and riches. In a country where cricket is religion, they hit upon a brilliant plan - to start a training academy that could produce India's next sporting superstars! What follows is without doubt the greatest adventure of their lives, as they attempt to navigate the big hurdles in the path of fulfilling their dreams. (c) UTV

Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace (in 3D) (2012)

Title: Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (in 3D) (2012)
Rated: PG
Runtime: 131 min(s)
Release: 2001-10-16 (DVD)
2012-02-10 (Theater)
Cast: Ewan McGregor Liam Neeson Natalie Portman Jake Lloyd Pernilla August
Genre: Kids & Family Science Fiction & Fantasy Cult Movies
IMDB: IMDB Link

In 1977, George Lucas released Star Wars, the ultimate sci-fi popcorn flick-turned-pop-culture myth machine. It quickly became the biggest money-making film of all time and changed the shape of the film industry. After two successful sequels (1980's The Empire Strikes Back and 1983's Return of the Jedi) that extended the story of the first film, Lucas took some time off to produce movies for others, with mixed success. In 1999, Lucas returned to the Star Wars saga with a new approach -- instead of picking up where Return of the Jedi left off, Star Wars: Episode I -- The Phantom Menace would be the first of a trilogy of stories to trace what happened in the intergalactic saga before the first film began. Here, Obi-Wan Kenobi (Ewan McGregor) is a young apprentice Jedi knight under the tutelage of Qui-Gon Jinn (Liam Neeson); Anakin Skywalker (Jake Lloyd), who will later father Luke Skywalker and become known as Darth Vader, is just a nine-year-old boy. When the Trade Federation cuts off all routes to the planet Naboo, Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan are assigned to settle the matter, but when they arrive on Naboo they are brought to Amidala (Natalie Portman), the Naboo queen, by a friendly but opportunistic Gungan named Jar Jar. Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan plan to escort Amidala to a meeting of Republic leaders in Coruscant, but trouble with their spacecraft strands them on the planet Tatooine, where Qui-Gon meets Anakin, the slave of a scrap dealer. Qui-Gon is soon convinced that the boy could be the leader the Jedis have been searching for, and he begins bargaining for his freedom and teaching the boy the lessons of the Force. The supporting cast includes Pernilla August as Anakin's mother, Terence Stamp as Chancellor Valorum, and Samuel L. Jackson as Jedi master Mace Windu. Jackson told a reporter before The Phantom Menace's release that the best part about doing the film was that he got to say "May the Force be with you" onscreen. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

Scenes of a Crime (2012)

Title: Scenes of a Crime (2012)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 88 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2012-03-30 (Theater)
Cast:
Genre: Documentary Mystery & Suspense Special Interest
IMDB: IMDB Link

Through one vivid example, Scenes of a Crime explores how modern - and currently legal - interrogation techniques (including lies, threats and psychological coercion) can produce confessions that may not be reliable. When Adrian Thomas walked into a Troy, NY police station about midnight in 2008, he didn't know he was being video-recorded. His four-month-old baby lay brain dead in a pediatric ICU. The doctors suspected abuse, and Thomas was the main suspect. And so began a psychological battle: the detectives repeatedly lied to - and threatened - Thomas, saying that if he told them "what happened," police would view it as an accident, without jail time. After dozens of denials (and many hours), Thomas confessed to throwing his son against a bed - just as detectives had demonstrated for him. Soon after, Thomas recanted, but then faced a huge task: proving his confession was false. -- (C) Official Site

Vulgaria (2012)

Title: Vulgaria (2012)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 90 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2012-09-28 (Theater)
Cast: Chapman To Dada Chan Ronald Cheng Kristal Tin Fiona Sit
Genre: Drama Comedy
IMDB: IMDB Link

To (Chapman To Man-chak), a long-time film producer, has yet to produce anything resembling a hit. Beset by financial troubles, he has become desperate for money - so much so that he is unable to pay the alimony to his ex-wife (Kristal Tin). Despite his former spouse's bitterness, their daughter still clings onto her faith in him - and wishes to see him on TV once his new movie premieres. To is soon introduced to a potential Mainland Chinese investor, Tyrannosaurus (Ronald Cheng), by his buddy Lui Wing-shing (Simon Loui Yu-yeung). But Tyrannosaurus is not only the head of a Guangxi triad gang, he turns out to have very particular tastes in food and sex. Regardless, To is determined to woo this investor, even if it means giving into his every demand. -- (C) China Lion

The Institute (2013)

Title: The Institute (2013)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 91 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2013-10-04 (Theater)
Cast:
Genre: Documentary
IMDB: IMDB Link

A documentary examining a ground-breaking San Francisco phenomenon, where cryptic narratives and real worlds collide to produce unforeseen and, at times, unsettling consequences. The Institute takes the viewer on a journey into a secret underground organization teeming just beneath the surface of everyday life. (c) Argot Pictures

Blood Glacier (2014)

Title: Blood Glacier (2014)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 98 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2014-05-02 (Theater)
Cast: Gerhard Liebmann Edita Malovcic Hille Beseler Peter Knaack Felix Romer
Genre: Art House & International Horror
IMDB: IMDB Link

Janek is a technician on a climate observation station high up in the German Alps, one of a team of scientists preparing their outpost for visit from the Environment Minister. Their routine is interrupted by a strange discovery; a red liquid pouring from a nearby glacier, melted free from the ice crust that is shrinking with climate change. When the 'glacier blood' comes in contact with the local wildlife, it causes changes that are at first curious, then horrifying. Soon Janek and his team have their hands full defending themselves and the station against a growing horde of biological monstrosities. Using every tool at their disposal they must learn to work together to survive the onslaught. Harking back to classic creature features, director Marvin Kren combines classical filmmaking techniques with imaginative practical effects to produce a rollercoaster ride of laughs and jolts. (C) IFC Films

Trance (2013)

Title: Trance (2013)
Rated: R
Runtime: 101 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2013-04-05 (Theater)
Cast: James McAvoy Vincent Cassel Rosario Dawson Michael Fassbender
Genre: Mystery & Suspense Special Interest
IMDB: IMDB Link

Simon (James McAvoy), a fine art auctioneer, teams up with a criminal gang to steal a Goya painting worth millions of dollars, but after suffering a blow to the head during the heist he awakens to discover he has no memory of where he hid the painting. When physical threats and torture fail to produce answers, the gang's leader Frank (Vincent Cassel) hires hypnotherapist Elizabeth Lamb (Rosario Dawson) to delve into the darkest recesses of Simon's psyche. As Elizabeth begins to unravel Simon's broken subconscious, the lines between truth, suggestion, and deceit begin to blur. (c)Fox Searchlight

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