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The Well Digger’s Daughter (2012)

Title: The Well Digger's Daughter (2012)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 105 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2012-07-20 (Theater)
Cast: Daniel Auteuil Astrid Berges-Frisbey Nicolas Duvauchelle Jean-Pierre Darroussin Sabine Azema
Genre: Drama Romance
IMDB: IMDB Link

A bitter class war erupts between two families after the daughter of a humble well-digger get impregnated by the scion of a wealthy shopkeeper. Ageing widower Pascale worked hard to provide for his six daughters. As the first shots of World War I are fired, Pascale's eldest daughter Patricia (Astrid Berges-Frisbey) returns home from Paris to help raise her younger siblings. Meanwhile, Pascale longs to see Patricia marry his longtime assistant Pascale (Kad Merad) - a hard worker who would make a loving husband. But shortly after arriving back home, Patricia has a fling with Jacques Mazel (Nicolas Duvauchelle), a fighter pilot who hails from a wealthy family, and disappears to the front lines after getting Patricia pregnant. At first, the Mazel's are furious, accusing the impoverished Amoretti's of using the situation to stake a claim on their fortune. When Jacques goes missing in action, however, the Mazel's quickly realize that Patricia's unborn child may be their only link to the son who sacrificed his life fighting for their country. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

Deconstructing Dad: The Music, Machines and Mystery of Raymond Scott (2012)

Title: Deconstructing Dad: The Music, Machines and Mystery of Raymond Scott (2012)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 97 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2012-06-15 (Theater)
Cast: John Williams Mark Mothersbaugh Edward R. Murrow
Genre: Documentary Animation Musical & Performing Arts
IMDB: IMDB Link

The feature-length documentary is a music-filled biographical film about the life and work of Raymond Scott. It also is a personal investigation into the father/son dynamic - what it means to have a famous father obsessed with his work and the consequent impact on the parent/child relationship. Raymond Scott was more comfortable with technology than with people, including his own children. This personal angle is intertwined with the compelling story of a true American music innovator - one who had a meteoric rise to household-name success, followed by a slow spiral into obscurity and now, posthumously, a growing acknowledgment of his central role in modern music and music technology. In recent years his work has been performed by groups ranging from Rush, Devo, and They Might Be Giants to the Kronos Quartet, and sampled by numerous DJs and hip-hop acts, and adapted by the virtual super-group Gorillaz. This documentary is a vibrant tapestry of stills, home movies, film and television excerpts (Scott was orchestra leader on the weekly Your Hit Parade TV show during the 1950s), musical performances and interviews. My father recorded virtually everything said in the studio, including his phone conversations, and there are lengthy audio interviews. Therefore much of the story is told in his own words - revealing a complicated, often dysfunctional family; at times humorous in conveying Scott's own quirkiness, and serious in dealing with his rigorous devotion to all aspects of his creative and technical life. Naturally it is scored with Scott's music, covering a wide range of styles, including swinging jazz pieces played by the Raymond Scott Quintette, the groundbreaking group that brought him his early fame in the 1930s. In his middle years he returned to his first love - electronics, and he was a synthesizer pioneer. His crowning invention was the Electronium, a "simultaneous composition and performance machine" that was purchased by Motown. There are also cartoon excerpts - Carl Stalling, the music director at Warner Brothers adapted 20 of Scott's quirky, original tunes ("Powerhouse" being the most famous) to amplify the adventures of Bugs Bunny and company. Family interviews include his daughter Carrie, and two of his wives; first wife Pearl, and third, Mitzi. Unfortunately his second wife and protege, the singer/actress Dorothy Collins, died in 1994, before production of this film commenced; the fascinating story of their relationship is told through the recollections of others. Other interviewees include multi-Academy Award (R)-winning movie soundtrack composer John Williams ("STAR WARS"), whose father Johnny was the drummer in the Raymond Scott Quintette; musician, movie & TV score writer, and DEVO co-founder, Mark Mothersbaugh, Grammy (R)-nominated clarinetist Don Byron, Music and concert Producer Hal Willner ("Saturday Night Live"), co-inventor of the MOOG Synthesizer, Herb Deutsch, turntablist, producer, and author, Paul D. Miller aka DJ Spooky; Grammy (R)-nominated violinist Jeremy Cohen, and many others. The film is the defining portrait of this under-recognized American icon

Bolshoi Ballet in HD: The Pharaoh’s Daughter (2012)

Title: Bolshoi Ballet in HD: The Pharaoh's Daughter (2012)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 102 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2012-12-02 (Theater)
Cast:
Genre: Musical & Performing Arts Special Interest
IMDB: IMDB Link

The ballet tells the story of Lord Wilson, an Englishman, who falls asleep after smoking opium with merchants in a pyramid, where he has taken refuge from a storm. He dreams that he is an ancient Egyptian in love with Aspicia, a Pharaoh's daughter who has been promised to the King of Nubia. She throws herself into the Nile to avoid the marriage, where she is welcomed by the God of the River Nile. All is resolved and Aspicia is finally united with her love.

Bolshoi Ballet’s The Pharoah’s Daughter (2012)

Title: Bolshoi Ballet's The Pharoah's Daughter (2012)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 180 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2012-12-02 (Theater)
Cast: Svetlana Zakharova Serguei Filin
Genre: Musical & Performing Arts Special Interest
IMDB: IMDB Link

Pagwidwin Sanai (Man of Vendetta) (2011)

Title: Pagwidwin Sanai (Man of Vendetta) (2011)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 113 min(s)
Release: 2012-09-25 (DVD)
0000-00-00 (Theater)
Cast: Kim Myung-min So-hyun Kim Byung-joon Lee Joo-mi Park Ki-joon Uhm
Genre: Mystery & Suspense
IMDB: IMDB Link

Joo Young-soo is a well-respected minister and a loving family man with a beautiful wife and daughter. One day, his picture perfect life is shattered to pieces when his five-year-old daughter, Hye-rin, is kidnapped. The minister and his wife cling onto God with desperate prayers but she never returns. Feeling betrayed and distraught with anguish, Joo renounces his faith and turns to a completely secular life. Eight years pass and he has become a corrupt businessman who laughs at his estranged wife for not giving up hope on their daughter. Joo's life changes again when he receives a phone call from the kidnapper, who demands a ransome in exchange for the girl. The call shakes Joo awake and he realizes that he is given another chance at rescuing his daughter from the hands of a psycho kidnapper--the last chance.

The Outsider (2014)

Title: The Outsider (2014)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 94 min(s)
Release: 2014-06-16 (DVD)
2014-02-07 (Theater)
Cast: Jason Patric James Caan Craig Fairbrass Shannon Elizabeth Johnny Messner
Genre: Action & Adventure
IMDB: IMDB Link

A British mercenary scours L.A. for his missing daughter with the help of a seasoned inner-city detective in this gritty action thriller. Lex Walker (Craig Fairbrass) is fighting on the front lines in Afghanistan when he is summoned to L.A. to identify his daughter Sam's remains. When the sheet at the morgue is pulled back, however, Lex is alternately shocked and relieved to see that it is not his little girl laid out on the slab. Yet the question remains - if this isn't his daughter, where has she gone? Convinced that his time to save Sam is quickly running out, Walker talks a local detective (Jason Patrick) into following the trail of clues straight to the wealthy internet entrepreneur (James Caan) who previously employed her. Later, with thugs and assassins closing in from all sides, Walker realizes that the only way to save his daughter is to use the skills he learned in Afghanistan on the mean streets of L.A. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

Mulberry Child (2012)

Title: Mulberry Child (2012)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 85 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2012-09-07 (Theater)
Cast:
Genre: Documentary Drama Special Interest
IMDB: IMDB Link

Seeking a better life for herself and her daughter, Lisa, Jian Ping left China in 1986 to pursue graduate studies in the U.S. She left behind her parents, former senior government officials, but not the memory of their shattered lives. Jian's daughter, Lisa, joined her in Queens, New York when the girl was four-and-a-half. They moved to Chicago, where Jian joined corporate America, eventually becoming the national director of Tsingtao Beer. Lisa's childhood was the reverse of her mother's, growing up as an utterly unencumbered American girl; living in suburban Chicago Lisa earned a great education, built a successful public relations career and learned to enjoy the best parts of life: good friends, worldwide travel and partying. However, both mother and daughter felt an ever-widening breach in their relationship. The more Jian longed for a closer relationship and for Lisa to know her family roots, the further she pulled away, culminating in Lisa's disinterest in Jian's memoir, which had taken her eight years to write.

My Brothers (2012)

Title: My Brothers (2012)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 84 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2012-11-30 (Theater)
Cast: Timmy Creed Paul Courtney T.J. Griffin Kate Ashfield Don Wycherley
Genre: Art House & International Drama
IMDB: IMDB Link

A sudden family crisis sends three siblings off on an adventure in this comedy-drama set in working-class England in 1987. Noel (Timmy Creed) is the oldest of three bothers living with their ailing father. Noel and his siblings -- eleven-year-old Paudie (Paul Courtney), who is quick with a joke and dreams of playing professional football some day, and seven-year-old Scwally (T.J. Griffin), who is shy and fascinated with Star Wars even though he hasn't actually seen the film -- are all having a hard time dealing with the knowledge that their father has only a short time to live. When Dad falls asleep, Noel takes off his watch for safekeeping, but when he gets in a fight the timepiece is broken beyond repair. Though the watch was just a cheap digital model, it was Dad's most prized possession, won at an amusement park in Ballybunion; Noel doesn't want Dad to know what happened, so he "borrows" a bread truck from a neighbor and sets off for Ballybunion to find a replacement. Since he hurt his hand in the fight, Noel brings Paudie along to help him work the gear shift, and Scwally is allowed to tag along so he won't tell on his brothers; the brothers see plenty of sights have some unexpected adventures along the way as they look for the watch and come to terms with their father's illness. My Brothers was the firs feature film from screenwriter Paul Fraser. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

Wild Bill (2012)

Title: Wild Bill (2012)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 98 min(s)
Release: 2013-07-16 (DVD)
0000-00-00 (Theater)
Cast: Charlie Creed-Miles Will Poulter Liz White Sammy Williams Leo Gregory
Genre: Art House & International Drama
IMDB: IMDB Link

Out on parole after 8 years inside, Bill Hayward returns home to find his now 11 and 15-year old sons abandoned by their mother and fending for themselves. Unwilling to play Dad, his arrival brings them to the attention of social services. With the danger of being put into care looming, Dean forces his Dad to stay by threatening to grass him up for dealing. Dean soon connects with Jimmy and through this new bond starts to realize what he's been missing. He has a family and a place in the world, but when Jimmy gets into trouble with Bill's old cohorts, he quickly has to decide what kind of Dad he wants to be. A good one, or a free one.

Cleaver’s Destiny (2013)

Title: Cleaver's Destiny (2013)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 0 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2013-09-27 (Theater)
Cast: Jenny Leona di Gennaro Karl Lentini Alexis Corey
Genre: Drama
IMDB: IMDB Link

Amy Cleaver grew up thinking her father was dead. At least that's what her mother, Norma, always told her. On her eighteenth birthday, Amy receives a box of her dad's possessions. In the box she finds old photos of her dad in military uniform, realizing that he was a veteran of the first Gulf War. Amy contacts the Department of Veteran Affairs in the hopes of locating his grave. She discovers that he isn't buried in any cemetery, which can only mean one thing...he's alive. With the help of her dad's old army buddy, she discovers that her father is homeless and has no memory of her. Amy tries to re-connect with her old man in the hopes of reviving his memory. (c) Official Site

From Prada to Nada (2011)

Title: From Prada to Nada (2011)
Rated: PG-13
Runtime: 107 min(s)
Release: 2012-01-03 (DVD)
2011-01-28 (Theater)
Cast: Camilla Belle Alexa Vega Wilmer Valderrama Nicholas D'Agosto April Bowlby
Genre: Drama Romance Comedy
IMDB: IMDB Link

From Prada to Nada is a modern twist on Jane Austen's Sense and Sensibility, is a new romantic comedy starring Camilla Belle, Alexa Vega, Wilmer Valderrama, with Kuno Becker and Academy Award (R) nominee Adriana Barraza (Babel, Actress in a Supporting Role, 2006). It's a whimsical fish-out-of-water story of two spoiled sisters: Nora (Camilla Belle), a law student, and Mary (Alexa Vega), an undergrad party girl, living with their father in a luxurious mansion in Beverly Hills. Mary has become so "90210" she refuses to admit she is of Mexican descent. When dad suddenly passes away, their posh lives are turned upside down. They discover they have been left penniless and are forced to move into their estranged aunt Aurelia's (Adriana Barraza) modest but lively home in the Latino-centric Boyle Heights neighborhood of East LA. They are terrified to leave their world of privilege; neither Nora nor Mary speak Spanish or have ever had to take on actual responsibility. The girls gradually adapt to their new environment; their BMW and Prius are traded for the public bus and a used car. As they embrace the culture that for so long they refused to accept, they both discover romance, the true meaning of family, and they learn that the life of PRADA actually means NADA without love, family and community. Lionsgate presents in association with Televisa and OddLot Entertainment an OddLot Entertainment Gilbert Films Lionsgate Televisa Hyperion Films production. Pelicula realizada con el estimulo fiscal del Articulo 226 de la Ley del Impuesto Sobre la Renta (Eficine). Directed by Angel Gracia from a screenplay by Fina Torres & Luis Alfaro and Craig Fernandez, from Jane Austen's Sense and Sensibility. -- (C) Lionsgate

Doctored (2012)

Title: Doctored (2012)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 90 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2012-09-21 (Theater)
Cast:
Genre: Documentary
IMDB: IMDB Link

"Doctored" is director Bobby Sheehan and producer Jeff Hays' entry into the emerging genre of health focused feature documentaries and follows both patients and health care providers struggling within a broken health care system. The story begins with the AMA's attack on their non-drug providing rivals, the chiropractic profession. Interviews and historical footage expose the AMA's clandestine campaign to eliminate chiropractic services, which culminates in a 15 year legal battle known as the Wilk case. Sheehan uses this story, and the following stories of patients seeking or forced into alternative treatments, as "a small doorway into a large room." The key point made early in the film is that as it relates to health care almost all areas have been "doctored". Endemic of the problem is the plight of today's MD who is forced to forgo the "art" of medicine in exchange for 12-15 minute appointments and forced prescriptions dispensing. The film also shows spectacular successes from seeming chiropractic miracles from Olympic gold medalists, Hall of Fame NBA players and a mother that was sent home to die who regains health. Sheehan and Hays shot hundreds of hours of footage from Surgeons, MD's, DC's, DO's, patients from Picabo Street and John Stockton; normal, every day people fighting for their lives, shown in crisis, each having to choose to follow the normal, drug-based, standard of care or risk everything by providing or accepting belittled alternative therapies. Although the US makes up only 5% of the world's population, we consume over 50% of all the world's pharmaceutical drugs, while we endure worsening health. Sheehan shed's light on this "doctored" system and opens a conversation on real solutions.

Father of Invention (2011)

Title: Father of Invention (2011)
Rated: PG-13
Runtime: 94 min(s)
Release: 2011-10-25 (DVD)
2011-10-14 (Theater)
Cast: Kevin Spacey Heather Graham Camilla Belle Virginia Madsen Johnny Knoxville
Genre: Drama Comedy
IMDB: IMDB Link

Millionaire infomercial guru, Robert Axle (Kevin Spacey) loses everything when one of his inventions has a design flaw that accidentally chops off the fingers of thousands of customers. After serving eight years in prison, a disgraced Axle is released, and ready to redeem his name and rebuild his empire with a new innovation. However, Axle's ex-wife (Virginia Madsen) has spent all of his money and moved into his house with her new husband (Craig Robinson). Out of desperation, he finds a part-time job as a janitor, and is forced to move in with his estranged daughter (Camilla Belle) and her over-protective roommates. Despite these setbacks he is determined to pitch his newest gadget and rebuild his infomercial empire. But the world has changed in the last decade, and Axle finds himself out of step with current technology, his family, and the self-confidence that made him king of the infomercials in the past. With all his wheels spinning, Axle soon realizes before he can be successful with his new creation, first he must reinvent himself. -- (C) Anchor Bay

Inescapable (2012)

Title: Inescapable (2012)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 90 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2013-02-22 (Theater)
Cast: Alexander Siddig Marisa Tomei Jay Anstey Joshua Jackson Oded Fehr
Genre: Drama
IMDB: IMDB Link

This politically charged and emotionally powerful thriller follows a successful businessman who suddenly finds his life turned upside down when his journalist daughter goes missing during her trip to his hometown of Damascus. He knows that the reason for his exile is tied to his daughter's disappearance. His first trip home in over 30 years turns into a frantic quest to rescue his daughter while reconnecting with the love of his life.

Louder Than Words (2014)

Title: Louder Than Words (2014)
Rated: PG-13
Runtime: 93 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2014-08-01 (Theater)
Cast: David Duchovny Hope Davis Timothy Hutton Olivia Steele-Falconer Adelaide Kane
Genre: Documentary Drama Kids & Family
IMDB: IMDB Link

This inspiring film, based on a true story, finds a couple, John (David Duchovny) and Brenda (Hope Davis) trying to put their life together after the tragic death of their young daughter, Maria (Olivia Steele-Falconer). As they deal with their numbing grief, they discover a way to honor their daughter's wish for health and well-being for all children. With the help of their community, led by good friend Bruce (Timothy Hutton), they establish a children's hospital called the Maria Fareri Children's Hospital... a state of the art health facility that brings the whole family into the healing process. Instead of being torn apart by their tragedy, John and Brenda celebrate their very special daughter and help thousands of children and their families.(c) Arc

Toast (2011)

Title: Toast (2011)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 91 min(s)
Release: 2011-12-20 (DVD)
2011-10-07 (Theater)
Cast: Freddie Highmore Helena Bonham Carter Victoria Hamilton Ken Stott Oscar Kennedy
Genre: Drama Comedy
IMDB: IMDB Link

Nigel's mother (Victoria Hamilton) appears to have been the world's worst cook, boiling unopened cans of food to a soggy pulp and nervously refusing young Nigel's (Oscar Kennedy) suggestions that she try an occasional fresh veg. After many a ruined dinner they fall back on that old reliable, toast-the one dish she has mastered. But Nigel loves her dearly, and is devastated by her early death, leaving him and his lonely dad (Ken Stott) to look after each other. When new cleaner Mrs. Potter (Helena Bonham Carter) arrives, her curves, charms and fabulous lemon meringue pies quickly bewitch Nigel's father, and, much to his son's horror, the three move to the country to live together. The one silver lining is Domestic Science class at Nigel's new school, where Nigel (now played by Freddie Highmore) can finally shine. Soon he and Mrs. P. have embarked on a highly competitive cooking duel, vying for Dad's affections. -- (C) Official Site

Citadel (2012)

Title: Citadel (2012)
Rated: R
Runtime: 84 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2012-11-09 (Theater)
Cast: Aneurin Barnard James Cosmo Amy Shiels Wunmi Mosaku Jake Wilson
Genre: Drama Horror Mystery & Suspense
IMDB: IMDB Link

Tommy Cowley lives a quiet life in a decaying apartment complex with his highly pregnant wife. The couple is attacked one day by a group of hooded young thugs, and after a shocking act of violence, Tommy is left to raise his newborn daughter alone. So shaken by the events that he's developed extreme agoraphobia, Tommy alternates days hiding out indoors in his new flat from imagined threats and intense therapy sessions aimed at bringing him back to normalcy. When the same hooded gang, seemingly intent on kidnapping his daughter, begins terrorizing his life again, he's torn between his paralyzing fear and protective parental instinct. With the help of a vigilante priest who has uncovered the genesis of this ruthless, potentially supernatural gang, Tommy must overcome his fears and venture into the heart of the abandoned tower block known as the CITADEL to save his family.

Housefull 2: The Dirty Dozen (2012)

Title: Housefull 2: The Dirty Dozen (2012)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 145 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2012-04-06 (Theater)
Cast: Akshay Kumar John Abraham Asin Asini Thottumkal Jacqueline Fernandes
Genre: Action & Adventure Comedy
IMDB: IMDB Link

Four fathers, four daughters and four prospective son-in-laws live in the same house. Each father wants his daughter to marry the richest son-in-law; each daughter thinks she is marrying the richest son-in-law while each son-in-law pretends to be the richest.

Stolen (2012)

Title: Stolen (2012)
Rated: R
Runtime: 96 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2012-09-14 (Theater)
Cast: Malin Akerman M.C. Gainey Sami Gayle Mark Valley Josh Lucas
Genre: Drama Action & Adventure Mystery & Suspense
IMDB: IMDB Link

Director Simon West and Nicolas Cage re-team for the first time since CON AIR for STOLEN, a fast paced action thriller set during Mardi Gras in New Orleans. WILL MONTGOMERY (Nicolas Cage) is a master thief who after being double-crossed in a heist gone awry is sent to prison for 8 years. Upon his release he's ready to leave his criminal past behind and try to rebuild a relationship with his estranged daughter ALLISON. The FBI and his old cohorts believe that he hid the loot from the last heist 8 years ago, $10 Million in Bonds. To get his hands on it, his old partner VINCENT kidnaps Allison and demands the entire $ 10 Million as ransom. Keeping her in the soundproofed trunk of a Taxi Cab, he's able to stay mobile amongst the throngs of taxis out during Mardi Gras day making it nearly impossible to find. Montgomery only has one day to get the $10 Million ransom but much to the disbelief of the FBI on his trail and Vincent, Will doesn't actually have it. Instead, he must trust his instincts and his old partner in crime, the beautiful, sexy and smart RILEY, to do one more, clever heist to get his daughter back alive before it's too late.

House at the End of the Street (2012)

Title: House at the End of the Street (2012)
Rated: PG-13
Runtime: 101 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2012-09-21 (Theater)
Cast: Jennifer Lawrence Elisabeth Shue Max Thieriot Gil Bellows Nolan Gerard Funk
Genre: Mystery & Suspense Horror
IMDB: IMDB Link

Seeking a fresh start, newly divorced Sarah (Elisabeth Shue) and her daughter Elissa (Jennifer Lawrence) find the house of their dreams in a small, upscale, rural town. But when startling and unexplainable events begin to happen, Sarah and Elissa learn the town is in the shadows of a chilling secret. Years earlier, in the house next door, a daughter killed her parents in their beds, and disappeared - leaving only a brother, Ryan (Max Thieriot), as the sole survivor. Against Sarah's wishes, Elissa begins a relationship with the reclusive Ryan - and the closer they get, the deeper they're all pulled into a mystery more dangerous than they ever imagined. -- (C) Relativity

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