Movies Released August 31st, 2012 by Title

  • Bedevilled
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    Bedevilled

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    Well Go USA, Inc.
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    When her pleas for help are ignored and cause her daughter's death, a woman seeks revenge on the person she blames.
  • Breathing

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    Kino Lorber
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    Through his work at a morgue, an incarcerated young man trying to build a new life starts to come to terms with the crime he committed.
  • Cages of Shame

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    Animals Asia
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    A gripping documentary offering a window to Animals Asia’s (www.animalsasia.org) work, “Cages of Shame” presents insight into the inspiring moon bear rescue missions carried out by the organization—following one particular journey to save the lives of a group of bears from a bile farm in China.
  • Doggie B
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    Doggie B

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    Doggie Boogie Productions
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    Aspiring vet Cassie enters her devoted pup Pijo in the Dog Dancing Championships.
  • For a Good Time, Call...
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    For a Good Time, Call...

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    Focus Features
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    Love and friendship are on the line in “For a Good Time, Call…,” directed by Jamie Travis from an original screenplay by Katie Anne Naylon & Lauren Anne Miller. The contemporary comedy world-premiered at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival, lifting audiences to their feet and lifting their spirits. Ms. Miller stars in the movie opposite Ari Graynor (“The Sitter,” “Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist”). Two young women come up short on the funds needed to live in New York City. Lauren Powell (played by Ms. Miller), a reserved overachiever, is suddenly on her own after boyfriend Charlie (James Wolk) abruptly breaks up with her. Katie Steele (Ms. Graynor), an irrepressible free spirit, is about to forfeit a dream residence unless she finds an apartment-mate. Their mutual best friend Jesse (Justin Long) has the bright idea that they room together, even though he well knows that they are polar opposites who haven’t spoken since they met in college and then fell out within minutes. When Lauren and Katie meet up anew at Jesse’s behest, they’re still an at-odds couple…but, without options, Lauren reluctantly moves in. With nothing in common, she and Katie barely speak – until Lauren discovers that Katie is working as a phone-sex operator. This is, Lauren reasons, a good business opportunity; together, they will buy a land line and start up their own answering service. Katie is – it would seem – already in her element, and Lauren catches on quick; it’s not long before the blushing subsides and the candid chatting becomes second nature to her. It’s a long, hot summer for the newly minted team and their callers; Lauren puts her job hunt on hold while Katie considers the courtship ministrations of caller Sean (Mark Webber). But as their business partnership takes off, Lauren and Katie’s newfound friendship finds unexpected challenges that may leave them both, as they say, hanging on the telephone.
  • Joker
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    Joker

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    UTV Communications
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    In 1947 when the maps of India and Pakistan were being drawn, an oversight ensured that the village of Paglapur didn't find a place in either country. The village had the distinction of housing the largest mental asylum in the region and in the mêlée that ensued during partition, the asylum inmates broke loose, drove away the villagers and established their own republic in Paglapur. And that's how it stayed for the next 60 years! While the world outside changed, Paglapur remained isolated, with no electricity, television or sanity. Now, decades after the world forgot this village, a NASA scientist of Indian origin, Agastya and his beautiful wife find themselves on the road to Paglapur. Agastya is working on a top secret project for creating a device to communicate with aliens. So why is he in a village whose colorful inhabitants include a man who speaks in gibberish, another who thinks he is a lamp post and everyone else who think Mahatma Gandhi is still around...
  • Lawless
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    Lawless

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    The Weinstein Company
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    Based on the novel The Wettest County In The World by Matt Bondurant, Lawless is inspired by the true story of the Bondurant boys, bootlegging siblings who take the law into their own hands in Prohibition-era Virginia. The three brothers make a run for the American Dream in this epic, gangster tale set during the nation’s most notorious crime wave.
  • The Ambassador
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    The Ambassador

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    Drafthouse Films
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    Drafthouse Films, the film distribution arm of the world-famous Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, announced their acquisition of The Ambassador, a darkly comic, genre-bending documentary that exposes the corrupt business of selling diplomatic titles to exploit the lucrative and limited resources of war torn, third world nations. Filmmaker/journalist/provocateur Mads Brügger (Sundance Grand Jury Prize winner for Red Chapel) uses humor in his jaw-dropping descent into one of the most dangerous places on the planet: Central African Republic. From each absurdly terrifying and hilarious situation to the next, The Ambassador is a one-of-a-kind excursion from the man whom The Huffington Post has called “the most provocative filmmaker in the world.”
  • The Bullet Vanishes

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    Emperor Motion Pictures / Le Vision Pictures
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    When a young girl at a bullet factory dies under mysterious circumstances, two detectives must investigate the reasons for her death -- and the strange occurrences that follow -- as they themselves become the target of the phantom killer.
  • The Day
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    The Day

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    WWE Studios / Anchor Bay Films
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    Open war against humanity rages. 5 survivors; lost and on the run. The pursuit is relentless, the bullets are dwindling and the battle is everywhere. This is a 24hr look into their lives. Fight or die.
  • The Flying Swords of Dragon Gate
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    The Flying Swords of Dragon Gate

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    Indomina Releasing and IMAX 3D
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    Zhao Huai'an, a Ming Dynasty general played by Jet Li, finds himself at odds with Yu Huatian (Aloys Chen Kun), an evil, power-hungry eunuch. Eventually, these two adversaries cross paths with Ling Yanqiu (Zhou Xun) at the titular Dragon Gate Inn, a remote outpost in the desert at the very frontier of the kingdom.
  • The Good Doctor
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    The Good Doctor

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    Magnolia Pictures
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    Dr. Martin Blake (Orlando Bloom) is an ambitious young doctor, eager to impress his superiors and colleagues - Chief Resident Waylans (Rob Morrow), self-assured fellow intern Dan (Troy Garity) and no-nonsense nurse Theresa (Taraji P. Henson) – but things are not going his way and he can't seem to shake off his insecurities. When 18-year-old Diane (Riley Keough) is admitted to the hospital for a kidney infection, Martin gets the boost of self-esteem he has been craving when he is able to quickly diagnose and begin treating her condition. However, his enthusiasm for his work and interest in his new patient quickly veer into inappropriate territory when he starts to develop romantic feelings for Diane.

    As her health improves, Martin fears losing her and quickly loses sight of hismedical ethics. When orderly Jimmy (Michael Peña) discovers the doctor's budding relationship with his young patient and uses it to his own advantage, things really start to get out ofhand. Martin is no longer just fighting for respect, but his reputation andcareer.
  • The Oogieloves in the Big Balloon Adventure
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    The Oogieloves in the Big Balloon Adventure

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    Big Balloon Adventure Movies
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    It's Schluufy's birthday, and the Oogieloves (Goobie, Zoozie and Toofie), along with their friends J. Edgar, Windy Window and Ruffy, are organizing a party. (Shh! It's a secret.) Everything is going along just perfectly until J. Edgar trips and loses the last five magical balloons in all of Lovelyloveville--OH NO! The Oogiloves set out to find the magical balloons in time to save their friend's party.
  • The Possession
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    The Possession

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    Lionsgate
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    A young girl buys an antique box at a yard sale, unaware that inside the collectible lives a malicious ancient spirit. The girl's father teams with his ex-wife to find a way to end the curse upon their child.
  • The Tall Man
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    The Tall Man

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    Image Entertainment
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    In an isolated, slowly dying mining town, children are vanishing without a trace – abducted, the townsfolk whisper, by a mysterious entity known locally as “The Tall Man.” Town nurse Julia Denning (Jessica Biel) seems skeptical…until her young David disappears in the middle of night. Frantic to rescue the boy, Julia lives every parent’s darkest nightmare in this twisting, shock-around-each-corner thriller.
  • Until They Are Home

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    Vanillafire Film
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    Directed by Barber, produced by Matthew Hausle and Tamara Henry and executive produced by Tim Shelton, Until They Are Home brings to light the extraordinary dedication of the Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command (JPAC) team members, largely unsung heroes who, until now, have been unrecognized while working in the shadows. These young men and women returned in 2010 to the site of one of the most horrific battles of World War II in order to bring home fallen military heroes. Their efforts on the island of Tarawa have provided some closure after 69 years, recovering the remains of a few U.S. servicemen and flying those remains back to American soil. JPAC has more than a dozen teams that travel the globe on recovery missions, and Until They Are Home is the story of one of those missions. -- (C) Official Site