Movies Released April 27th, 2012

  • The Five-Year Engagement
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    The Five-Year Engagement

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    Universal Pictures
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    Beginning where most romantic comedies end, a look at what happens when an engaged couple, Violet and Tom, keeps getting tripped up on the long walk down the aisle and the strain it puts on their relationship.
  • Headhunters
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    Headhunters

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    Friland
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    Headhunters stars the talented Aksel Hennie (Max Manus) as Roger, a charming scoundrel and Norway’s most accomplished headhunter. Roger is living a life of luxury well beyond his means, and stealing art to subsidize his expensive lifestyle. When his beautiful gallery owner wife introduces him to a former mercenary in the possession of an extremely valuable painting, he decides to risk it all to get his hands on it, and in doing so discovers something which makes him a hunted man.
  • Safe
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    Safe

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    Lionsgate
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    A second-rate cage fighter on the mixed martial arts circuit, Luke Wright lives a numbing life of routine beatings and chump change... until the day he blows a rigged fight. Wanting to make an example of him, the Russian Mafia murders his family and banishes him from his life forever, leaving Luke to wander the streets of New York destitute, haunted by guilt, and tormented by the knowledge that he will always be watched, and anyone he develops a relationship with will also be killed.

    But when he witnesses a frightened twelve-year-old Chinese girl, Mei, being pursued by the same gangsters who killed his wife, Luke impulsively jumps to action…and straight into the heart of a deadly high-stakes war. Mei, he discovers, is no ordinary girl, but an orphaned math prodigy forced to work for the Triads as a "counter." He discovers she holds in her memory a priceless numerical code that the Triads, the Russian mob and a corrupt faction of the NYPD will kill for.

    Realizing he’s the only person Mei can trust, Luke tears a swath through the city's brutal underworld to save an innocent girl’s life…and perhaps even redeem his own.
  • The Raven
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    The Raven

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    Relativity Media
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    The macabre and lurid tales of Edgar Allan Poe are vividly brought to life - and death – in this stylish, gothic thriller starring John Cusack as the infamous author.

    When a madman begins committing horrific murders inspired by Poe’s darkest works, a young Baltimore detective (Luke Evans) joins forces with Poe in a quest to get inside the killer’s mind in order to stop him from making every one of Poe’s brutal stories a blood chilling reality.

    A deadly game of cat and mouse ensues, which escalates when Poe’s love (Alice Eve, She’s Out of My League) becomes the next target.
  • Bernie
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    Bernie

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    Millennium Entertainment
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    Assistant funeral director Bernie Tiede was one of the town's most beloved residents. He taught Sunday school, sang in the church choir and was always willing to lend a helping hand. Everyone loved and appreciated him, so it came as no surprise when he befriended Marjorie Nugent, an affluent widow who was as well known for her sour attitude as her fortune. He frequently traveled with Marjorie and even managed her banking affairs. She became fully dependant on Bernie and his generosity, and he struggled to meet her increasing demands. He continued to handle her affairs, and the townspeople went months without seeing her. They were shocked when it was reported that she had been dead for some time, and Bernie was being charged with the murder.
  • The Pirates! Band of Misfits
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    The Pirates! Band of Misfits

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    Sony Pictures
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    In The Pirates! Band of Misfits, the luxuriantly bearded Pirate Captain is joined by a rag-tag crew. With seemingly blind to the impossible odds stacked against him, the Captain has one dream: to beat his bitter rivals Black Bellamy and Cutlass Liz to the much coveted Pirate Of The Year Award. It's a quest that takes our heroes from the shores of exotic Blood Island to the foggy streets of Victorian London. Along the way they do battle with the pirate-hating Queen Victoria and team up with a young Charles Darwin, but never lose sight of what a pirate loves best: adventure!
  • Sound of My Voice
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    Sound of My Voice

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    Fox Searchlight
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    A couple and documentary filmmaking team infiltrate a mysterious group led by an enigmatic young woman named Maggie (Brit Marling). Intent on exposing her as a charlatan and freeing the followers from her grip, Peter and Lorna start to question their objective and each other as they unravel the secrets of Maggie's underworld.
  • Elles
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    Elles

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    Kino Lorber Films
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    An investigation of young female students turning to prostitution in order to fund their university studies.
  • The Giant Mechanical Man

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    Taggart Productions / Tribeca Films
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    An offbeat romantic comedy about a silver-painted street performer and the soft spoken zoo worker who falls for him.
  • Area 407
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    Area 407

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    IFC Films
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    Survivors of an airplane crash find themselves within the borders of a government testing area and pursued by predators.
  • 96 Minutes
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    96 Minutes

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    ARC Entertainment
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    The spellbinding story of a carjacking and four kids caught in the hair-raising chaos of one night. The story builds to a thrilling climax as it intercuts between the car and the beginning of that day, following the separate stories of each kid - where they come from, who they are, and how they all ended up in one car on this fateful night. With incredible performances by a young cast, this riveting moral tale touches on the issues of race, class, friendship and our connections to our past. Not all of them are innocent, not all of them survive, but in these 96 minutes the choices they each make will change their lives forever.
  • Citizen Gangster
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    Citizen Gangster

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    IFC Films
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    The first feature from writer/director Nathan Morlando is based on the true story of Edwin Boyd (Scott Speedman), the man who became postwar Toronto's most famous criminal.
  • The Broken Tower

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    Focus Features / RabbitBandini Productions
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    A biography of American poet Hart Crane who committed suicide at the age of 32 by jumping off the steamship SS Orizaba.
  • Booker's Place: A Mississippi Story

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    Tribeca Films
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    Tells the story of past and current-day Mississippi via Booker Wright. While filming a documentary in Mississippi in 1965, Frank De Felitta forever changed the life of an African-American waiter and his family. In 2011, Frank's son returns to the Delta to examine the repercussions of that fateful encounter.
  • Inventing Our Life: The Kibbutz Experiment

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    First Run Features
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    Set against the backdrop of its glorious 100-year history, Inventing Our Life: The Kibbutz Experiment reveals the heartbreak and hope of Israel's modern kibbutz movement as a new generation struggles to ensure its survival. Can a radically socialist institution survive a new capitalist reality? How will painful reforms affect those who still believe in the kibbutz experiment, and continue to call it home?
  • Joffrey: Mavericks of American Dance

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    Lakeview Films
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    The Joffrey Ballet: Mavericks of American Dance, narrated by Mandy Patinkin, tells the full story of this groundbreaking company, from their founding in 1956 to the present.
  • Mamitas

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    Right Brain Films
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    Ozeki and Renehan met when both were students at Chapman College in Orange County, where they also befriended Melissa Brown and Andrew Davis, who served as the editor and cinematographer, respectively, for Mamitas – a great local angle! Ozeki and Renehan currently work as film teachers.
  • Outside Bet

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    Gateway Films
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    Set against the turbulent mid 80's of money, privatization, unions and dramatic media evolution: A life-long group of friends find themselves at the bad end of a redundancy pay-out and invest their savings into a racehorse, hoping that one final race can turn their fortunes around.
  • Pressure
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    Pressure

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    Pressure Entertainment Inc.
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    This is a coming of age story about five teenagers growing up in Harlem New York during the 1980's. It is the beginning of a new generation of kids called the "hip hop" generation, which unfortunately was growing up alongside the "crack cocaine" generation. The Main character Karon falls into a deep sleep after his graduation in 1985. Having dreams within dreams takes him into a realistic drama along with his potential future in the 1990's as a drug selling youth. His fast money attitude serves as the detriment to the community and ultimately his four best friends become caught in the crossfire of his illicit activity. He awakens back in 1985, realizing the "easy way out" that was offered wasn't a glorious new beginning, it was the end.
  • Raven

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    GruntWorks Entertainment
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    "Raven" chronicles the re-awakening of a seductive vampiress and the struggle of a lone vampire hunter who must overcome his desire for her in order to destroy her. Ravenous with insatiable bloodlust, Raven launches an all-out assault on a small Arizona town, wreaking bloody destruction that attracts an ancient vampire prince and creates a powerful undead brood. Meanwhile, the vampire hunter hurtles towards a fateful showdown with the undead Raven that could bring all of humanity salvation or a future of eternal evil.