"The movie business is macabre. Grotesque.
It is a combination of a football game
and a brothel."
-- Federico Fellini
Feb 182014
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug: Due April 8

  Continues the adventure of the title character Bilbo Baggins as he journeys with the Wizard Gandalf and 13 Dwarves, led by Thorin Oakenshield, on an epic quest to reclaim the Lonely Mountain and the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor. Having survived the beginning of their unexpected journey, the Company travels East, encountering along the … More

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Feb 152014
Saving Mr. Banks: Due March 18

  When Walt Disney’s daughters begged him to make a movie of their favorite book, P.L. Travers’ “Mary Poppins,” he made them a promise — one that he didn’t realize would take 20 years to keep. In his quest to obtain the rights, Disney comes up against a curmudgeonly, uncompromising writer who has absolutely no … More

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Feb 132014
Starvista Entertainment/Time Life to Fill the World With "Wonder" ...

Complete “The Wonder Years” set for release in 2014 StarVista Entertainment/Time Life will release “The Wonder Years: The Complete Series” to the home entertainment marketplace in 2014. The most requested TV series never to be released on DVD, which ran on ABC from 1988-1993, garnered multiple Emmy Awards, a Golden Globe and a Peabody, and … More

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Feb 122014
47 Ronin: Due April 1

  A half-Japanese, half-British outcast (Keanu Reeves) joins the 47 Ronin, a group of outcast samurai in feudal Japan, to seek vengeance upon the treacherous overlord who killed their master and banished their kind. To restore honor to their homeland, the warriors embark upon a quest that challenges them with a series of trials that … More

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Feb 102014
12 Years a Slave: Due March 4

  Based on an incredible true story of one man’s fight for survival and freedom. In the pre-Civil War United States, Solomon Northup (Chiwetel Ejiofor), a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery. Facing cruelty (personified by a malevolent slave owner, portrayed by Michael Fassbender) as well as unexpected … More

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Feb 052014
Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom: Due March 18

  Nelson Mandela’s extraordinary journey to becoming one of history’s most iconic figures is brought to life in this bio-drama. The film chronicles his early life, education, marriage to Winnie Mandela and 27-year prison sentence before becoming South Africa’s first democratically elected president and working to rebuild the country’s once segregated society. Extras: “Mandela: The … More

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Feb 052014
Kill Your Darlings: Due March 18

  A murder in 1944 draws together the great writers of the beat generation: Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac and William Burroughs. When Ginsberg (Daniel Radcliffe) is accepted at Columbia, he finds stuffy tradition clashing with daringly modern ideas and attitudes — embodied by Lucien Carr (Dane DeHaan). Lucien is an object of fascination for shy, … More

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Feb 032014
American Hustle: Due March 18

  A fictional film set in the alluring world of high-stakes scams and politics, loosely based on the FBI ABSCAM operation of the late 1970s and early ’80s that ensnared East Coast politicians and congressmen in accepting bribes for political favors. “American Hustle” tells the story of brilliant con man Irving Rosenfeld (Christian Bale), who … More

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Jan 272014
Inside Llewyn Davis: Due March 11

  Follows a week in the life of a young folk singer as he navigates the Greenwich Village folk scene of 1961. Llewyn Davis (Oscar Isaac) is at a crossroads. Guitar in tow, huddled against the unforgiving New York winter, he is struggling to make it as a musician against seemingly insurmountable obstacles — some … More

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Jan 272014
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire: Due March 7

  In the sequel to the blockbuster “The Hunger Games,” Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) and fellow tribute Peeta Mellark (Josh Hutcherson) have barely returned home after winning the 74th Annual Hunger Games when they are whisked away once again by the Capitol. Forced to leave her family and best friend Gale, Katniss is dispatched on … More

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