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Birthday Cake (2013)

Title: Birthday Cake (2013)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 85 min(s)
Release: 2014-05-19 (DVD)
0000-00-00 (Theater)
Cast: Chad Darnell Rib Hillis Helen Shaver Lee Meriwether Jane Badler
Genre: Drama Kids & Family Comedy
IMDB: IMDB Link

A year after their wedding, hunky soap actor Steven (Rib Hillis) and his husband Daniel (Chad Darnell) decide to pull out all the stops and throw the ultimate first birthday party for their daughter. In the days leading up to the party, family and friends descend upon their Hollywood hills home. What Daniel doesn't know is that Steven has invited Daniel's estranged religious mother (Helen Shaver) and sister to the party. Now, along with having to deal with confronting his mother, Daniel sees the festivities beginning to spiral out of control. There's now a dead clown, a demanding diva (Jane Badler), a cake that unfortunately looks like a lifeless baby, and a manhunt in the neighborhood for a murderer! With chaos ensuing, the couple try to keep it together, ultimately realizing that at the heart of it all, it's about the family we are born into and the family we create that completes us.

The Oscar Nominated Short Films 2013 (2013)

Title: The Oscar Nominated Short Films 2013 (2013)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 0 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2013-02-01 (Theater)
Cast:
Genre: Special Interest
IMDB: IMDB Link

ShortsHD is once again bringing the wildly popular OSCAR (R) nominated short film programs (Live Action, Animation, and Documentary) to theaters in the US, Canada, and Europe beginning February 1st.

The Oscar Nominated Short Films 2013: Live Action (2013)

Title: The Oscar Nominated Short Films 2013: Live Action (2013)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 0 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2013-02-01 (Theater)
Cast:
Genre: Special Interest
IMDB: IMDB Link

ShortsHD is once again bringing the wildly popular OSCAR (R) nominated short film programs (Live Action, Animation, and Documentary) to theaters in the US, Canada, and Europe beginning February 1st.

The Oscar Nominated Short Films 2013: Animation (2013)

Title: The Oscar Nominated Short Films 2013: Animation (2013)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 0 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2013-02-01 (Theater)
Cast:
Genre: Special Interest
IMDB: IMDB Link

ShortsHD is once again bringing the wildly popular OSCAR (R) nominated short film programs (Live Action, Animation, and Documentary) to theaters in the US, Canada, and Europe beginning February 1st.

Turtle Hill, Brooklyn (2013)

Title: Turtle Hill, Brooklyn (2013)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 88 min(s)
Release: 2013-10-01 (DVD)
2013-05-03 (Theater)
Cast: Brian W. Seibert Ricardo Valdez Ariel Bonilla Deirdre MacNamara Rachel Valdati
Genre: Drama Comedy
IMDB: IMDB Link

Will and Mateo invite their friends over to celebrate Will's 30th birthday. Their friends' (a mix of male, female, gay and straight) conversations soon cover a gambit of topics-politics, gay rights, pot laws, long distance marriages, aging and ethnic discrimination. As the party progresses, the alcohol flows, and the pinata isn't the only thing that gets punched! And when things begin to get out of hand, a surprise guest arrives, not at all approving of the proceedings. It is also revealed that both Will and Mateo may have some secrets that threaten their relationship. (c) Official Facebook

Fruitvale Station (2013)

Title: Fruitvale Station (2013)
Rated: R
Runtime: 84 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2013-07-12 (Theater)
Cast: Michael B. Jordan Octavia L. Spencer Melonie Diaz Kevin Durand Ahna O'Reilly
Genre: Drama
IMDB: IMDB Link

Winner of both the Grand Jury Prize for dramatic feature and the Audience Award for U.S. dramatic film at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival, director Ryan Coogler's FRUITVALE STATION follows the true story of Oscar Grant (Michael B. Jordan), a 22-year-old Bay Area resident who wakes up on the morning of December 31, 2008 and feels something in the air. Not sure what it is, he takes it as a sign to get a head start on his resolutions: being a better son to his mother (Octavia Spencer), whose birthday falls on New Year's Eve, being a better partner to his girlfriend Sophina (Melonie Diaz), who he hasn't been completely honest with as of late, and being a better father to Tatiana (Ariana Neal), their beautiful four year-old daughter. Crossing paths with friends, family, and strangers, Oscar starts out well, but as the day goes on, he realizes that change is not going to come easily. His resolve takes a tragic turn, however, when BART officers shoot him in cold blood at the Fruitvale subway stop on New Year's Day. Oscar's life and tragic death would shake the Bay Area - and the entire nation - to its very core. (c) Weinstein

Laurence Anyways (2013)

Title: Laurence Anyways (2013)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 161 min(s)
Release: 2013-09-30 (DVD)
2013-06-28 (Theater)
Cast: Melvil Poupaud Suzanne Clement Nathalie Baye Monia Chokri Susan Almgren
Genre: Drama
IMDB: IMDB Link

Laurence, a French teacher and soon-to-be-published author, enjoys an intense and mutually loving relationship with his fiancee, Frederique. But on the day after his 35th birthday, Laurence confesses to Fred that he longs to become a woman, asking her to support his transformation. The film follows the course of the couple's on-again, off-again relationship throughout the 1990s. (C) Breaking Glass Pictures

Wrong Cops (2013)

Title: Wrong Cops (2013)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 90 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2013-12-20 (Theater)
Cast: Mark Burnham Eric Judor Marilyn Manson Daniel Quinn Grace Zabriskie
Genre: Drama Comedy
IMDB: IMDB Link

WRONG COPS is Quentin Dupieux's 3rd movie produced by Realitism Films. It is a filthy 90 minutes comedy about some disturbed cops. It is not a sequel to WRONG. Quentin Dupieux is just lazy with titles. FACT #2 : WRONG COPS chapter one (13 minutes) featuring Marilyn Manson has premiered at the 2012 Cannes Festival (Director's Fortnight). FACT #3 : WRONG COPS pilot (3 chapters) will be screened at Sundance Film Festival : - Sunday January 20th at 11.30pm 2013 at Prospector Square Theatre - Monday January 21st at 8pm 2013 at New Frontier Microcinema FACT #4 : WRONG COPS chapter one (remastered) will be released digitally on the high level short films platform elevision. FACT #5 : If you don' t know Quentin Dupieux yet, you should check out RUBBER and WRONG or maybe download his stupid music for free here (yes he makes music too, wow). (c) Official Site

The Taiwan Oyster (2013)

Title: The Taiwan Oyster (2013)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 115 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2013-10-18 (Theater)
Cast: Billy Harvey Jeff Palmiotti Leonora Lim Sean Scanlan Will Mounger
Genre: Drama Action & Adventure Comedy
IMDB: IMDB Link

Shot on location in Taiwan, The Taiwan Oyster tells the story of Darin and Simon, two American ex-‐patriots who steal the corpse of a fallen countryman and embark on a quixotic road trip through the Taiwanese countryside in search of a suitable burial place for a person they barely knew. Taiwan in the year 2000, only thirteen years after the lifting of Marshall Law rule and still an unruly place referred to by many as the "Wild, Wild East," provides a perfect setting for The Taiwan Oyster. Masquerading as a bender road-‐movie, the darkly comic film explores deep existentialist questions as the protagonists journey deeper and deeper into the Taiwanese countryside. Darin and Simon's quest for the perfect burial spot becomes a strange trip down Taiwan's picturesque East Coast Highway as they encounter the unique cultures of Taiwan, welcoming families, violent gangsters, and Nikita, another lost soul who joins their odyssey. Along the way, they explore the Southeast Asian ex-‐patriot experience, their own personal demons, and the universal questions that arise when one is confronted with an untimely death. (c) Official Site

Blood And Ties (Gong-beom) (2013)

Title: Blood And Ties (Gong-beom) (2013)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 91 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2013-11-01 (Theater)
Cast: Ye-jin Son Kim Kap-Soo Lim Hyung-jun
Genre: Mystery & Suspense Drama
IMDB: IMDB Link

The Great Beauty (2013)

Title: The Great Beauty (2013)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 142 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2013-11-22 (Theater)
Cast: Toni Servillo Carlo Verdone Sabrina Ferilli Carlo Buccirosso Iaia Forte
Genre: Drama Comedy
IMDB: IMDB Link

This visually spectacular film, which carries echoes of the classic works of Federico Fellini, was enthusiastically received by festival audiences and critics upon its premiere. Manohla Dargis of the New York Times called it 'an outlandishly entertaining hallucination,' and according to Variety's Jay Weissberg it's an 'astonishing cinematic feast.' Journalist Jep Gambardella (the dazzling Toni Servillo, Il Divo and Gomorrah) has been a permanent fixture in Rome's literary and social circles since the legendary success of his one and only novel. Armed with a roguish charm, he has seduced his way through the city's lavish night life for decades, but when his 65th birthday coincides with a shock from the past, Jep finds himself unexpectedly taking stock of his life, turning his cutting wit on himself and his contemporaries, and looking past the extravagant nightclubs, parties, and cafes to find Rome in all its glory: a timeless landscape of absurd, exquisite beauty. (c) Janus Films

Electrick Children (2013)

Title: Electrick Children (2013)
Rated: R
Runtime: 99 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2013-03-08 (Theater)
Cast: Julia Garner Rory Culkin Liam Aiken Bill Sage Cynthia M. Watros
Genre: Drama
IMDB: IMDB Link

In the debut feature from director Rebecca Thomas, ELECTRICK CHILDREN, Julia Garner (MARTHA MARCY MAY MARLENE, WE ARE WHAT WE ARE, SIN CITY: A DAME TO KILL FOR) plays Rachel, a rambunctious teenager from a fundamentalist Morman family in Utah. On Rachel's 15th birthday, she discovers a forbidden cassette tape with rock music on it. Having never heard anything like it, Rachel has a miraculous experience. Three months later, Rachel turns up pregnant and claims to have had an immaculate conception from listening to the music. Rachel's parents, (Cynthia Watros - LOST, Billy Zane - TITANIC) arrange a marriage for her, but she runs off with her brother "Mr. Will," (Liam Aiken - LEMONY SNICKET'S A SERIES OF UNFORTUNATE EVENTS) to Las Vegas, to search for the man who sings on the tape, thinking he has something to do with her mysterious pregnancy. There they meet Clyde, (Rory Culkin - SCREAM 4), a young rocker who challenges everything they've been taught and changes the way they see the world. (C) Phase 4

Haunter (2013)

Title: Haunter (2013)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 97 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2013-10-18 (Theater)
Cast: Abigail Breslin Stephen McHattie David Knoll David Hewlett Michelle Nolden
Genre: Mystery & Suspense Horror
IMDB: IMDB Link

Lisa Johnson is one day shy of her sixteenth birthday. And she will be forever. She and her family are dead and doomed to repeat that fateful last day before they were all killed in 1985. Only Lisa has "woken up" and realizes what is going on. She starts to feel as if she is being haunted, but the "ghost" turns out to be Olivia, a very much alive girl who lives in the house in the present day with her own family. With her help, Lisa discovers that the house once belonged to a serial killer who kidnapped teenage girls and burned their remains in a hidden furnace room. When he died, he became a Haunter - a powerful, evil spirit able to possess the living. (c) IFC Films

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

Caroline And Jackie (2013)

Title: Caroline And Jackie (2013)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 85 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2013-05-03 (Theater)
Cast: Marguerite Moreau Bitsie Tulloch David Giuntoli Valerie Azlynn Jason Gray-Stanford
Genre: Drama
IMDB: IMDB Link

On a celebratory birthday trip, Caroline (Marguerite Moreau) visits her sister, Jackie (Bitsie Tulloch) and her boyfriend (David Giuntoli). What starts out as a fun evening with close friends quickly goes awry, as secrets from the sisters' obscure past darken the party's mood. Caroline and the group attempt to support Jackie for what appears to be an illness-though it's unclear as events unfold who really needs the most help. (c) Quad Cinema

Camp (2013)

Title: Camp (2013)
Rated: PG-13
Runtime: 95 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2013-03-08 (Theater)
Cast: Grace Johnston Josh Berry Conrad Bluth Asante Jones Gianna Gomez
Genre: Drama
IMDB: IMDB Link

A slick investment advisor attempts to impress a prospective client by volunteering as a counselor at a camp for foster children, and begins to reassess his priorities after developing a bond with a young boy from a broken home in this tender drama inspired by actual events. Eli's mother is a drug addict, and his father is physically abusive. When police answer a domestic disturbance call at Eli's home on his 10th birthday, the young boy is placed in a youth facility where compliance takes precedence over compassion. Meanwhile, Ken Matthews is an investment banker with a bright future. In a calculated effort to dazzle his latest client, a wealthy heiress, Ken volunteers at a youth camp for at-risk children. There, he's paired with Eli. As the two settle into the cabin shared with compassionate counselor Samuel and his quirky charge Redford, it doesn't take long for Ken to realize that he's way out of his league. Eli sees right through Ken, and lashes out at him whenever possible. At first, Ken responds with frustration and anger. The more he learns about Eli's tragic past however, the more his heart goes out to him. In time Ken learns to love Eli unconditionally, a love that's soon challenged when the young boy's brutish father pays an unexpected visit to the camp. At that moment Eli's plight becomes real to Ken, prompting the once-neglectful counselor to do some serious soul searching, and make a sacrifice that could drastically alter the future of the boy who's stuck in a dangerous downward spiral. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

Tricked (2013)

Title: Tricked (2013)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 80 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2013-12-13 (Theater)
Cast: Dan Steele Gaite Jansen Robert de Hoog Carolien Spoor Sallie Harmsen
Genre: Documentary Drama Special Interest
IMDB: IMDB Link

Paul Verhoeven opens a new way in film making. In the first part of the film, we are introduced to Verhoeven's Experience. His charisma and passion for cinema brought many aspiring young talents into this adventure. Through interviews and various events taking place during the 9 months of the production process, we look at this unique movie making experience, who saw an entire nation to guide and inspire their most talented film Director. In the second part, we look at the result of this creative experience : a drama of lies and betrayal. The story centers on real estate tycoon and womanizer Remco (Peter Blok - Black Book). During his 50th birthday party thrown by his wife Ineke (Ricky Koole - Sonny Boy), his successful and frivolous lifestyle takes a turn for the worse. His business partners, Wim and Fred, are scheming behind his back to sell him out. And to make matters worse, both his current mistress Merel and his former office-fling Nadja, show up uninvited with one of them pregnant. All is not what it seems to be in this tale of passion, betrayal and disintegrating relationships. A story only Paul Verhoeven could tell like no one else. (c) Kino Lorber

Pawn (2013)

Title: Pawn (2013)
Rated: R
Runtime: 0 min(s)
Release: 2013-04-23 (DVD)
2013-04-19 (Theater)
Cast: Nikki Reed Ray Liotta Forest Whitaker Marton Csokas Jessica Szohr
Genre: Mystery & Suspense
IMDB: IMDB Link

An all-night diner. A cop walks in on a robbery in progress. But what happens next - and what happened just before - will change everything you think you know. Now the building is surrounded. There are fingers on every trigger. And one very intense hostage situation is about to take some extremely shocking twists.

Herman’s House (2013)

Title: Herman's House (2013)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 80 min(s)
Release: 2013-07-07 (DVD)
2013-04-19 (Theater)
Cast: Jackie Sumell Victory Wallace Michael Musser Anita Young Melissa Farling
Genre: Documentary Special Interest
IMDB: IMDB Link

The injustice of solitary confinement and the transformative power of art are explored in a new feature documentary from first-time director Angad Singh Bhalla. Herman's House follows the unlikely friendship between visual artist Jackie Sumell and Herman Wallace, one of America's most famous inmates, as they collaborate on an unprecedented - and widely acclaimed - art installation. (c) First Run

Down the Shore (2013)

Title: Down the Shore (2013)
Rated: R
Runtime: 93 min(s)
Release: 2013-04-09 (DVD)
2013-04-05 (Theater)
Cast: James Gandolfini Famke Janssen Maria Dizzia John Magaro Joe Pope
Genre: Drama Romance Mystery & Suspense
IMDB: IMDB Link

Set on the Jersey shore, the lives of three childhood friends begin to unravel when a secret from their past is revealed.

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