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Tales Of The Night (2011)

Title: Tales Of The Night (2011)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 84 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2012-09-26 (Theater)
Cast: Julien Beramis
Genre: Animation
IMDB: IMDB Link

From celebrated French animator, MICHEL OCELOT comes his new feature Tales of the Night, his first 3D feature. Set in a little cinema, three storytellers meet every night to act out various tales set in forests and cities of gold and populated with sorcerers, fairies and powerful kings. An instant classic and a visual delight for any child and parent.

Tales from the Golden Age (2011)

Title: Tales from the Golden Age (2011)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 155 min(s)
Release: 2012-02-14 (DVD)
2011-08-26 (Theater)
Cast: Alexandru Potocean Teo Corban Emanuel Pirvu Avram Birau Paul Dunca
Genre: Art House & International Comedy
IMDB: IMDB Link

The final 15 years of the Ceausescu regime were the worst in Romania's history. Nonetheless, the propaganda machine of that time referred without fail to that period as "the golden age"... Tales from the Golden Age adapts for screen the most popular urban myths of the period. Comic, bizarre, surprising myths abounded, myths that drew on the often surreal events of everyday life under the communist regime. Humor is what kept Romanians alive, and Tales from the Golden Age aims to re-capture that mood, portraying the survival of a nation having to face every day the twisted logic of a dictatorship. -- (C) Official Site

Virgin Tales (2012)

Title: Virgin Tales (2012)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 94 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2012-06-07 (Theater)
Cast: Randy Wilson Lisa Wilson Lauren Wilson Colten Wilson Khrystian Wilson
Genre: Documentary
IMDB: IMDB Link

Evangelical Christians are calling out for a second sexual revolution: chastity. As a counter-movement of the attitudes and practices of today's culture, one in six girls in the US has vowed to remain 'unsoiled' until marriage. But the seven children of the Wilson family, founders of the Purity Ball, take this concept of purity of body and mind one step further; even their first kiss will be at the altar. For two years, the filmmakers follow the Wilson offspring as they prepare for their fairytale vision of romance and marriage and seek out their own prince and princess spouses. In the process, a broader theme emerges: how the religious right is grooming a young generation of virgins to embody an Evangelically-grounded Utopia in America. -- (C) Official Site

Tales of an Ancient Empire (2010)

Title: Tales of an Ancient Empire (2010)
Rated: R
Runtime: 0 min(s)
Release: 2012-01-24 (DVD)
2010-07-31 (Theater)
Cast: Kevin Sorbo Michael Pare Sasha Mitchell Melissa Ordway Whitney Able
Genre: Action & Adventure
IMDB: IMDB Link

Kevin Sorbo, Christopher Lambert, and Melissa Ordway star in The Sword and the Sorcerer director Albert Pyun's imaginative fantasy adventure following a determined princess on her quest to defeat an infernal enchantress with the help of a powerful warrior. During the course of their arduous crusade, the brave warriors battle mythical creatures, and make a shocking discovery about the past. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

Sanitarium (2013)

Title: Sanitarium (2013)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 0 min(s)
Release: 2013-12-30 (DVD)
0000-00-00 (Theater)
Cast: Malcolm McDowell Lou Diamond Phillips John Glover Robert Englund David Mazouz
Genre: Mystery & Suspense
IMDB: IMDB Link

This is a feature motion picture that consists of three tales based on particular patients of a mental institution. Each tale begins with Dr. Stenson, the primary physician at the Sanitarium, commenting on the recent arrival of a new patient. As Dr. Stenson speaks, the individual's story begins. "Sanitarium" explores the different narratives of the insane patients - tales which led to their crazed states of minds. These accounts reflect hallucinations, imaginary voices, and altered realities, and include themes of the paranormal, the unexplainable, and the mystical. The motion picture features thrillers, dramas, horror, and mystery.

Neil Young Journeys (2012)

Title: Neil Young Journeys (2012)
Rated: PG
Runtime: 87 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2012-06-29 (Theater)
Cast: Neil Young
Genre: Documentary
IMDB: IMDB Link

In May of 2011, Neil Young drove a 1956 Crown Victoria from his idyllic hometown of Omemee, Ontario to downtown Toronto's iconic Massey Hall where he intimately performed the last two nights of his solo world tour. Along the drive, Young recounted insightful and introspective stories from his youth to filmmaker Jonathan Demme. Demme, a long-time fan and collaborator, captured these tales of Young's childhood and masterfully weaved them together with his mesmerizing music including songs from the 2010 album Le Noise and powerful renditions of classics including "Ohio", Hey Hey, My My", "I Believe in You" and previously unreleased songs "Leia" and "You Never Call." Through the tunes and the tales, Demme portrays a personal, retrospective look into the heart and soul of the artist. -- (C) Sony Pictures Classics

The Catechism Cataclysm (2011)

Title: The Catechism Cataclysm (2011)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 81 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2011-10-19 (Theater)
Cast: Steven E. Little Robert Longstreet Walter Dalton Miki Ann Maddox Koko Lanham
Genre: Comedy
IMDB: IMDB Link

Storytelling in all its forms is skewered in The Catechism Cataclysm. In this divinely bizarre and funny tale, wild characters infuse stories within stories until the lines between the Bible, Mark Twain, and campfire tales are hilariously blurred. Father Billy (Steve Little), an eccentric young priest, is forced to take asabbatical by his superiors when he is discovered telling inappropriate parables to his flock. Billy tracks down his high-school idol Robbie (Robert Longstreet), who begrudgingly agrees to a canoe trip. On the water, the two men reminisce about Billy's days as the keyboardist in a Christian band and Robbie's as a guitarist for a metal band. When night approaches, they realize they have lost their way--and that's when things get weird. -- (C) IFC Midnight

Irvine Welsh’s Ecstasy (2011)

Title: Irvine Welsh's Ecstasy (2011)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 99 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2012-08-31 (Theater)
Cast: Adam Sinclair Kristin Kreuk Billy Boyd Carlo Rota Ashley Power
Genre: Drama Romance Art House & International
IMDB: IMDB Link

Based on Irvine Welsh's controversial book, Ecstasy: Three Tales of Chemical Romance, ECSTASY is a twisted tale that explores the euphoric highs and the devastating lows of a chemical romance. Lloyd (Adam Sinclair) is on top of the world - beautiful girls, great club sounds, and a never ending supply of the love drug, sustained by a smuggling sideline for the local drug boss Solo (Carlo Rota). But when he meets Heather (Kristin Kreuk) he is forced to question if the love he feels is real or just another chemical high. As cracks start to appear in his world he realises he wants out. If he can just pull off one last trip for Solo, he'll be free. -- (C) Official Site

August (2011)

Title: August (2011)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 100 min(s)
Release: 2012-08-14 (DVD)
0000-00-00 (Theater)
Cast: Murray Bartlett Daniel Dugan Felix Adrian Gonzalez Hillary Banks Bernhard Forcher
Genre: Drama Romance
IMDB: IMDB Link

'A very sexy film about the perils and pleasures of reuniting with one's ex.' - Gary Kramer, Frontiers Magazine . On the verge of his 30th birthday, Jonathan (Daniel Dugan) is torn between the domestic comfort of his life with Raul (Adrian Gonzalez) and the torrid pleasures of an affair with his super sexy ex-boyfriend Troy (uber hot Murray Bartlett). One of the steamiest gay movies of the year, August sensitively unfolds this triangle of desire and emotion in the midst of a classic Hollywood heat wave. An irresistible gay romantic drama!

Bettie Page Reveals All (2013)

Title: Bettie Page Reveals All (2013)
Rated: R
Runtime: 101 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2013-11-22 (Theater)
Cast: Bettie Page Hugh Hefner Rebecca Romijn Dita von Teese Bunny Yeager
Genre: Documentary Special Interest
IMDB: IMDB Link

Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Mark Mori's BETTIE PAGE REVEALS ALL is an intimate look at one of the world's most recognized sex symbols, told in her own words for the first time. In Mori's alluring documentary, the real Bettie Page emerges from the veil of myth and rumor via audio interviews taped a decade prior to her death in 2008. With earthy, razor sharp wit, Bettie tells her life story -- from humble beginnings as one of six children in an impoverished southern family, to high school salutatorian, to scandalous 50s pin-up model, to shocking retirement in 1957 at the peak of her modeling career. Sharing rare details about her short-lived first marriage and many torrid affairs, this keen insider's glimpse follows Bettie through decades of broken marriages, born-again Christianity, and bouts of mental illness, before her ultimate return to the public eye in the early 90's, unaware of her cult status. Ranked by Forbes in 2012 as one of the top ten posthumous celebrity earners, Bettie and her enduring legacy continue to flourish. (c) Music Box Films

Ekk Deewana Tha (2012)

Title: Ekk Deewana Tha (2012)
Rated: PG
Runtime: 165 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2012-02-17 (Theater)
Cast: Prateik Babbar Amy Jackson Sachin Khedekar
Genre: Romance
IMDB: IMDB Link

Sachin is a regular 22 year old engineering graduate from a middle class family in Mumbai who is in love with the world of cinema. He sees Jessie, and it is love at first sight for him. Jessie is beautiful, elegant, smart and classy. But Jessie is not that simple. Jessie belongs to an orthodox Malayali Christian family where watching movies, partying or falling in love are completely taboo. While Sachin battles with the idea of someone like Jessie and her family living in 21st century, modern Mumbai-he finds himself increasingly drawn to her. Jessie, for her part, tries to forge a friendship between them-believing that cloaking their feelings under the umbrella of friendship would save them heartache, tears and a full blown family drama.

Chroniques sexuelles d’une famille d’aujourd’hui (2012)

Title: Chroniques sexuelles d'une famille d'aujourd'hui (2012)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 87 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2012-06-01 (Theater)
Cast: Valerie Maes Mathias Melloul Stephan Hersoen Leila Denio Nathan Duval
Genre: Comedy
IMDB: IMDB Link

A sexually repressed family is forced to confront their hang-ups head on when the youngest son faces suspension for filming himself masturbating in school. As his mother realizes the importance of maintaining an open dialogue with her children and the topic of sexuality becomes less taboo in their household, three generations find themselves growing and maturing in ways they never before thought possible. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

Just Like A Woman (2013)

Title: Just Like A Woman (2013)
Rated: R
Runtime: 106 min(s)
Release: 2013-09-30 (DVD)
2013-07-05 (Theater)
Cast: Sienna Miller Golshifteh Farahani Bahar Soomekh Tim Guinee Roschdy Zem
Genre: Art House & International Drama
IMDB: IMDB Link

Mona, 26, an immigrant from North Africa, runs her in-laws' mini market in Chicago. She's married to Mourad, a man who can't stand up to his authoritarian mother. Mona is harassed by her mother-in-law because after five years of marriage, she hasn't be able to get pregnant, something that's considered a shame and a taboo in her culture. Marilyn, 29, is a receptionist at a computer repair company. Her marriage with Harvey is on the ropes. The only thing in her life that makes her happy is her belly dance class, a passion shared by Mona. Dancing at family gatherings lifts her spirits up and makes her forget the misery of her daily life. Marilyn shops at Mona's mini-market. They've become friends. One morning, Mona's mother-in-law is found dead in her bed. Mona realizes that she mixed the wrong dose while preparing her medicine. Realizing that she might be accused of murder, Mona runs away and flees Chicago by bus. Marilyn loses her job because of the recession. When she gets home, she finds out that her husband is cheating on her. With nothing left to lose, Mona decides to go to Santa Fe to enter a contest hoping to join a famous belly dance company. Mona and Marilyn run into each other on a rest area on the side of a highway. They decide to continue the trip together. They cross the USA, pitching their tent in trailer parks and in the middle of the desert. They earn some cash belly-dancing together in restaurants and bars. Back in Chicago, Mona is considered a fugitive she's wanted for the murder of her mother-in-law. Harvey asks the police to look for Marilyn who disappeared without leaving a trace. Will Marilyn succeed in joining the belly dance company? How long will Mona be able to keep her secret from Marilyn? And how long will she be able to escape the law?

The Flat (2012)

Title: The Flat (2012)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 82 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2012-10-19 (Theater)
Cast: Arnon Goldfinger
Genre: Documentary Art House & International
IMDB: IMDB Link

At age 98, director Goldfinger's grandmother passed away, leaving him the task of clearing out the Tel Aviv flat that she and her husband shared for decades since immigrating from Nazi Germany in the 1930s. Sifting through a dense mountain of photos, letters, files, and objects, Goldfinger begins to uncover clues that seem to point to a greater mystery and soon a complicated family history unfolds before his camera. What starts to take shape reflects nothing less than the troubled and taboo story of three generations of Germans - both Jewish and non-Jewish - trying to piece together the puzzle of their lives in the aftermath of the terrible events of World War II. -- (C) IFC

Jamesy Boy (2013)

Title: Jamesy Boy (2013)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 109 min(s)
Release: 2014-02-24 (DVD)
2014-01-17 (Theater)
Cast: Spencer Lofranco Ving Rhames Mary-Louise Parker Taissa Farmiga Taboo
Genre: Drama Kids & Family Special Interest
IMDB: IMDB Link

JAMESY BOY is the story of teenager James Burns (played by Spencer Lofranco) who goes from the suburban street gangs to a maximum-security prison cell surrounded by hardened criminals. In prison, he forms a friendship with a convicted murderer (Ving Rhames) who becomes his mentor and helps him turn his life around. In this unlikely setting, James ultimately emerges with hope and a brighter future. (c) Xlrator Media

Dead On Appraisal (2014)

Title: Dead On Appraisal (2014)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 0 min(s)
Release: 2014-04-08 (DVD)
0000-00-00 (Theater)
Cast: Zack Fahey Mike Pfaff Marguerite Insolia James Howell R. Daniel Long
Genre: Horror Comedy
IMDB: IMDB Link

When he suspects the house he's trying to sell is cursed, John relives the morbid tales of death that have occurred inside. Prepare yourself for the wildest anthology you'll see this year!

Locker 13 (2014)

Title: Locker 13 (2014)
Rated: R
Runtime: 103 min(s)
Release: 2014-04-28 (DVD)
2014-03-28 (Theater)
Cast: Jason Spisak Rick Schroder Jon Gries Rick Hoffman Tatyana Ali
Genre: Mystery & Suspense Drama
IMDB: IMDB Link

Skip, the nighttime janitor in an Old West theme park, delves into the mysteries surrounding an old locker. His sage supervisor recounts chilling tales that underscore the importance of making the right choice. The recollection includes an aging boxer who is given an opportunity to become a real killing machine, a young man seeking membership in a secret society who experiences an initiation with deadly consequences, a would be suicide shaken to his core by a menacing member of a very special club, and a hit man for hire playing a devious cat and mouse game with three women who have a score to settle. The stories suddenly come into play when Skip makes an unsettling discovery and faces a life-or-death decision of his own.(C) Brothers Ink

Eleanor’s Secret (2013)

Title: Eleanor's Secret (2013)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 80 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2013-12-25 (Theater)
Cast: Jeanne Moreau Pierre Richard Julie Gayet Lorant Deutsch Denis Podalydes
Genre: Animation Kids & Family
IMDB: IMDB Link

From Academy Award nominated director Dominique Monfery comes a sumptuously animated movie about a magic library where all the characters from classic children's books come alive. Nat has fond memories of his eccentric Aunt Eleanor reading to him from her enormous collection of storybooks but is frustrated by his inability to read the books himself. So he is less than thrilled when he learns that his aunt has left him the keys to her attic library as a gift. However, just as Nat's parents are selling the collection to a shady antiques dealer, Nat discovers that the library is magical - the books are all original first editions of history's most popular fairy tales, and the famous characters come to life! Now with the help of Alice in Wonderland, the Ogre, Peter Pan and others, he must find a way to get back the books and learn to read an ancient spell to keep the characters alive for future generations of children.(c) GKids

Bombay Movie (2014)

Title: Bombay Movie (2014)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 55 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2014-04-15 (Theater)
Cast: Naseeruddin Shah Vijay Raaz Arjun Mathur Raja Menon Giulia Achilli
Genre: Documentary
IMDB: IMDB Link

Bombay is India's city of dreams, a hallucinatory metropolis with 18 million dreamers, hustlers and thieves. It is the toughest city in the world, defined by brutal working conditions and success stories so unreal they could be fairy tales. Enter Raja Menon, a filmmaker whose previous film has a less than desirable box office performance. This time he's back with a challenge for Bollywood: a true story about India's working class, about the men and women who quietly serve Bombay's wealthy and are treated as second class citizens. A far cry from India's typical song and dance films, "Barah Aana" is a dramatic retelling of the demoralizing treatment that goes unnoticed in Bombay. The one problem: Bollywood will NEVER make this film.(c) Official Site

Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s Return (2014)

Title: Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return (2014)
Rated: PG
Runtime: 88 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2014-05-09 (Theater)
Cast: Lea Michele Jim Belushi Dan Aykroyd Kelsey Grammer Oliver Platt
Genre: Animation Kids & Family Musical & Performing Arts
IMDB: IMDB Link

Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return is a 3D-animated musical based on the adventure books by Roger Stanton Baum, the great-grandson of L. Frank Baum. A continuation of one of the world's most popular and beloved fairy tales, Legends of Oz finds Dorothy (Lea Michele) waking to post-tornado Kansas, only to be whisked back to Oz to try to save her old friends the Scarecrow (Dan Aykroyd), the Lion (Jim Belushi), the Tin Man (Kelsey Grammer) and Glinda (Bernadette Peters) from a devious new villain, the Jester (Martin Short). Wiser the owl (Oliver Platt), Marshal Mallow (Hugh Dancy), China Princess (Megan Hilty) and Tugg the tugboat (Patrick Stewart) join Dorothy on her latest magical journey through the colorful landscape of Oz to restore order and happiness to Emerald City. Set to the tunes of Academy Award-nominated singer/songwriter Bryan Adams, Legends of Oz marks a charming, family-friendly return to the Oz franchise. (c) Clarius Entertainment

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