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Maximum Conviction (2012)

Title: Maximum Conviction (2012)
Rated: R
Runtime: 98 min(s)
Release: 2012-11-06 (DVD)
0000-00-00 (Theater)
Cast: Steven Seagal Steve Austin Michael Pare Steph Song Zak Santiago
Genre: Mystery & Suspense Action & Adventure
IMDB: IMDB Link

When former black ops operative Tom Steele (Steven Seagal) and his partner Manning (Steve Austin) are assigned to decommission an old prison, they must oversee the arrival of two mysterious female prisoners. Before long, an elite force of mercenaries assault the prison in search of the new arrivals. As the true identities of the women are revealed, Steele realizes he's caught in the middle of something far bigger than he had imagined. Fists will fly and bones will shatter as the situation escalates with every passing minute.

Love Exposure (2011)

Title: Love Exposure (2011)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 237 min(s)
Release: 2011-12-19 (DVD)
2011-09-02 (Theater)
Cast: Takahiro Nishijima Hikari Mitsushima Sakura Ando Makiko Watanabe Atsuro Watabe
Genre: Art House & International Drama
IMDB: IMDB Link

Tokyo teen Yu Honda (Takahiro Nishijima) is the traumatized son of a widower-cum-Catholic priest (Atsuro Watabe), who begins a sexual liaison with parishioner Kaori (Makiko Watanabe). When Dad's affair comes to a halt, he begins admonishing his son to confess to so many sins that the 17-year-old takes up new ones to appease his father's increased religious zeal. One "sin" - surreptitiously taking candid photographs of panties worn by female pedestrians - becomes a vocation. Unfortunately, a deal with a porn company comes undone when Yu turns down starring roles, because he admits he's saving himself for a Virgin Mary-like ideal woman. On cue, the narrative introduces feisty schoolgirl Yoko (Hikari Mitsushima), who loathes men and enjoys beating them up for their moronic attitudes... -- (C) Third Window Films

Music from the Big House (2012)

Title: Music from the Big House (2012)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 0 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2012-06-01 (Theater)
Cast: Rita Chiarelli
Genre: Documentary Musical & Performing Arts Special Interest
IMDB: IMDB Link

In Music from the Big House, Rita Chiarelli, Canada's Queen of the Blues, takes a pilgrimage to the birthplace of the blues, Louisiana State Maximum Security Penitentiary a.k.a Angola Prison - what used to be the bloodiest prison in America. Rita's trip turns into a historic jailhouse performance - playing with inmates serving life sentences. Their shared bond of music, and Chiarelli's vivacious personality, draw striking revelations from the inmates. Rather than sensational stories of convicts, we witness remarkable voices of hope as their love of music radiates humanity and redemption on their quest for forgiveness. -- (C) Official Site

Lockout (2012)

Title: Lockout (2012)
Rated: PG-13
Runtime: 0 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2012-04-13 (Theater)
Cast: Guy Pearce Maggie Grace Peter Stormare Vincent Regan Lennie James
Genre: Action & Adventure Mystery & Suspense Science Fiction & Fantasy
IMDB: IMDB Link

Starring Guy Pearce and Maggie Grace and set in the near future, Lockout follows a falsely convicted ex-government agent (Pearce), whose one chance at obtaining freedom lies in the dangerous mission of rescuing the President's daughter (Grace) from rioting convicts at an outer space maximum-security prison. Lockout was directed by Stephen St. Leger and James Mather from their script co-written with Luc Besson, who is also a producer. Peter Stormare co-stars. -- (C) Open Road

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

The City Dark (2011)

Title: The City Dark (2011)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 83 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2012-01-18 (Theater)
Cast:
Genre: Documentary Special Interest
IMDB: IMDB Link

After moving to New York City from rural Maine, filmmaker Ian Cheney asks a simple question, "Do we need the stars?" Exploring the threat of killer asteroids in Hawaii, tracking hatching turtles along the Florida coast, and rescuing injured birds on Chicago streets, Cheney unravels the myriad implications of a globe glittering with lights - including increased breast cancer rates from exposure to light at night, and a generation of kids without a glimpse of the universe above. Featuring stunning astrophotography and a cast of eclectic scientists, philosophers, historians and lighting designers, The City Dark is the definitive story of light pollution and the disappearing stars. -- (C) Official Site

The Forgotten Bomb (2011)

Title: The Forgotten Bomb (2011)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 95 min(s)
Release: 2012-01-17 (DVD)
0000-00-00 (Theater)
Cast:
Genre: Documentary Special Interest
IMDB: IMDB Link

When the Cold War ended, the generations that lived through it were relieved to finally vanquish the specter of a mushroom cloud from their minds. But today, thousands of nuclear weapons in the United States and Russia remain on high-alert, still poised to destroy the planet. In Japan, atomic bomb survivors struggle with nightmarish memories and negative health effects; atomic veterans, down-winders, and atomic workers around the globe also continue to suffer from the effects of radiation exposure. The bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945 may have temporarily damaged the soul of Japan, but has anyone ever taken an account of what the Bomb has done, and continues to do, to the soul of the country that dropped it? How might we alter the soul of a nation in order to truly live without the threat of total destruction? In a globe-trotting journey through various perspectives on nuclear weapons, filmmaker Bud Ryan takes us from the Peace Museums of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, to the "Nuclear Science" museums of the United States; to the place that birthed the atomic bomb, (and cares for it still) the state of New Mexico, where Ryan now lives. Featuring former U.S. Secretary of State George Shultz, authors Gar Alperovitz and Jonathan Schell, Japanese bomb survivors, and many others, THE FORGOTTEN BOMB explores our pre-conceptions about nuclear weapons and their history, investigates how they inform our sense of identity and discovers what the Bomber can learn from the Bombed. www.forgottenbomb.com. THE FORGOTTEN BOMB was independently produced by A Tale of Two Museums, LLC in association with halflife* digital, inc.

Puncture (2011)

Title: Puncture (2011)
Rated: R
Runtime: 99 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2011-09-23 (Theater)
Cast: Chris Evans Mark Kassen Brett Cullen Marshall Bell Jesse L. Martin
Genre: Drama
IMDB: IMDB Link

Mike Weiss (Chris Evans) is a talented young Houston lawyer and a functioning drug addict. Paul Danziger (co-director Mark Kassen), his longtime friend and partner, is the traight-laced and responsible yin to Mike's yang. Their mom-and-pop personal injury law firm is getting by, but things really get interesting when they decide to take on a case involving Vicky (Vinessa Shaw), a local ER nurse, who is pricked by a contaminated needle on the job. As Weiss and Danziger dig deeper into the case, a health care and pharmaceutical conspiracy teeters on exposure and heavyweight attorneys move in on the defense. Out of their league but invested in their own principles, the mounting pressure of the case pushes the two underdog lawyers and their business to the breaking point. -- (C) Millenium

Dog Sweat (2011)

Title: Dog Sweat (2011)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 90 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2011-11-11 (Theater)
Cast: Ahmad Akbarzadeh Tahereh Esfahani Bagher Forohar Shahrokh Taslimi Rahim Zamani
Genre: Art House & International Drama
IMDB: IMDB Link

Using the subversive urgency of cinema verite, the lives of six young people intertwine in present day Iran. Misunderstood by their families and oppressed by conservative Islamic society, they act out their personal desires behind closed doors. A feminist finds herself in an affair with a married man; new lovers search for a place to be physically intimate; a gay man is faced with an arranged marriage; a female pop singer risks exposure; and a grief-stricken son lashes out at fundamentalists.Shot clandestinely throughout Tehran before the elections of 2009, Hossein Keshavarz's provocative film challenges the status quo by providing the new generation of Iranians a fervent voice of rebellion. -- (C) Official Site