Movies Released December 27th, 2013

  • The Great Gatsby
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    The Great Gatsby

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    Warner Bros. Pictures
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    Nick Carraway, a Midwesterner now living on Long Island, finds himself fascinated by the mysterious past and lavish lifestyle of his neighbor, Jay Gatsby. He is drawn into Gatsby's circle, becoming a witness to obsession and tragedy.
  • Sightseers
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    Sightseers

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    IFC Films
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    Heralding a bold new voice in British genre filmmaking, Ben Wheatley’s third feature continues his recent tear of pitch-black comedies full of violent repercussions (Kill List, Down Terrace). SIGHTSEERS, one of the strongest comedies of the year, premiered at the Cannes Film Festival in the Directors’ Fortnight program and was also shown in the Vanguard section at Toronto International Film Festival.

    Chris (Steve Oram) wants to show Tina (Alice Lowe) his world and he wants to do it his way - on a journey through the British Isles in his beloved Abbey Oxford Caravan. Tina's led a sheltered life and there are things that Chris needs her to see - the Crich Tramway Museum, the Ribblehead Viaduct, the Keswick Pencil Museum and the rolling countryside that accompanies these wonders in his life.

    Chris (Steve Oram) wants to show Tina (Alice Lowe) his world and he wants to do it his way – on a journey through the British Isles in his beloved Abbey Oxford Caravan. Tina’s led a sheltered life and there are things that Chris needs her to see – the Crich Tramway Museum, the Ribblehead Viaduct, the Keswick Pencil Museum and the rolling countryside that separates these wonders in his life. But it doesn’t take long for the dream to fade. Litterbugs, noisy teenagers and pre-booked caravan sites, not to mention Tina’s meddling mother, soon conspire to shatter Chris’s dreams and send him, and anyone who rubs him the wrong way, over a very jagged edge.

    IFC Film will release SIGHTSEERS in theaters in the U.S. in the Spring of 2013.
  • Assault on Wall Street
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    Assault on Wall Street

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    Phase 4 Films
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    A security guard for an armored truck, Jim (Dominic Purcell) is a blue-collar New Yorker who works hard to earn a living. His wages support himself and his wife Rosie (Erin Karpluk), who is on the upswing recovering from a near-fatal illness. Yet things start to fall apart after Rosie's health insurance stops covering her treatment and Jim's life savings are lost via a disastrous investment his stockbroker had advised him to make. As a row of professional and personal dominoes falls, Jim is confronted by the realization that, after being abused and exploited by financial institutions for far too long, he has only one choice: to strike back. From the mind of notorious German writer/director Uwe Boll (House of the Dead), Assault on Wall Street is excoriating look at the American financial system that is sure to stir up plenty of Occupy-esque sentiment.
  • No One Lives
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    No One Lives

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    WWE Studios , Anchor Bay, Pathe
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    A ruthless criminal gang takes a young couple hostage and goes to ground in an abandoned house in the middle of nowhere. When the captive girl is killed, the tables are unexpectedly turned. The gang finds themselves outsmarted by an urbane and seasoned killer determined to ensure that no one lives.
  • Peeples
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    Peeples

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    Lionsgate Films
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    Sparks fly when Wade Walker (Craig Robinson) crashes the preppy Peeples annual reunion in the Hamptons to ask for their precious daughter Grace's (Kerry Washington) hand in marriage. Wade might be a fish-out-of-water among this seemingly perfect East Coast clan, but he’s not about to let himself flounder. Instead, in a wild weekend of fun, dysfunction and hilarious surprises, Wade is about to discover there’s room for all kinds of Peeples in this family, no matter their differences. Writer and first-time director Tina Gordon Chism joins forces with Tyler Perry to present a laugh-out-loud look at the family ties that freak us out . . . but bind us together with love.
  • Aftershock
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    Aftershock

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    Radius TWS
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    In the middle of a night of wild partying, a hapless American tourist (Roth) and his friends are suddenly plunged into a living hell when a powerful earthquake rips through the coastal town of Valparaíso, Chile.
  • He's Way More Famous Than You
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    He's Way More Famous Than You

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    Gravitas Ventures
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    When once-up-and-coming indie film starlet Halley Feiffer loses her boyfriend, her agent and her career in one fell swoop she finally realizes that something has got to change...she has to become WAY MORE FAMOUS! Armed with a stolen script and two pitchers of sangria, Halley enlists the help of her brother Ryan and his boyfriend to make a movie, starring herself (of course), and any A-list celebrity she can land. She will stop at nothing, even if it means hurting the only people who truly care about her.
  • White Frog
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    White Frog

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    Wolfe Releasing
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    After the death of his popular brother Chaz (Shum), Nick (Stewart), who suffers from Asperger’s syndrome, struggles to carry on. Nick’s parents have their own problems coping with the loss, but Chaz’s best friend Randy (Sulkin) takes Nick under his wing. As Chaz’s family comes to understand his secret life, they will be forced to reconcile the boy they thought they knew with the man he really was. White Frog is a universal story of the power of family, friendship and love positioned to appeal to a broad audience in the same way as Ordinary People and Stand By Me.
  • And Now a Word from Our Sponsor
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    And Now a Word from Our Sponsor

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    108 Media , Paladin
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    An advertising CEO wakes up in the hospital speaking only in ad slogans.
  • Dead Man's Burden
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    Dead Man's Burden

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    Illuminaria Productions
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    Set in 1870 in the immediate aftermath of the Civil War, Dead Man's Burden is the story of Martha (Clare Bowen, ABC’s Nashville) and her husband Heck (David Call, Tiny Furniture), who are struggling to make ends meet on the rural New Mexico frontier. When a mining company expresses interest in buying their land, Martha and Heck see their ticket to a better life. Their hopeful plans are soon complicated when Martha’s oldest brother Wade (Barlow Jacobs, Shotgun Stories), presumed dead during the war, returns to the family homestead after learning of their father’s death. A defector to the Union Army, Wade soon discovers that Martha is hiding secrets of her own. As the two siblings become reacquainted, torn between a desire to reconcile with the only family they have left and their clashing convictions, tension and suspicion continue to mount. Filmed on location in the rugged high desert of northern New Mexico, Dead Man's Burden, shot in the style of a classic western, marks Jared Moshé’s directorial debut.
  • Desperate Acts of Magic
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    Desperate Acts of Magic

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    Gold Cap Films
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    Bored with his life as a computer programmer, Jason (Joe Tyler Gold) dreams of becoming a professional magician. Stacy (Valerie Dillman) achieved that dream, only to be spit out by the male-dominated magic establishment, leaving her to fend for herself on the street, passing the hat to tourists and picking pockets.

    They both have something to prove. The Brotherhood of Magicians Competition gives them one last shot at success. But as the sparks fly between them, will Stacy pull Jason into her life of crime?
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    Jackie

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    Unknown
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    Dutch twin sisters travel to America to look for their long-lost mother.
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    Mommy & Me

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    Sony Pictures
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  • The Exorcist in the 21st Century
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    The Exorcist in the 21st Century

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    The Disinformation Company
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    The Church granted filmmakers Fredrik Horn Akselsen and Christian Falch a remarkable degree of access to tell this story, allowing them to accompany one of the few exorcists in Europe, the Vatican-approved Father José Antonio Fortea, Catholic priest / Exorcist and author. Father Fortea travels the world on his mission to enlighten the masses about demonic possession and to help fellow exorcists. Father Gabriel Amorth, Official Vatican Exorcist, is also prominently featured in the documentary. He has been an exorcist for 25 years and estimates he has seen 70,000 cases.

    In the film Constanza, a Colombian woman, claims to have been possessed by demons for 15 years and sees the Spanish exorcist as her last hope for spiritual liberation.

    The Exorcist in the 21st Century gives a unique insight into one of the world’s most secret and mystical rites – the Catholic ritual of exorcism. Captured in a compelling and dramatic fashion by Akselsen, the on-camera casting out of the demons is every bit as disturbing as anything Hollywood filmmakers could conjure up.
  • The Painting
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    The Painting

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    GKids
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    French animation auteur Jean-Francois Laguionie’s latest work is a wryly-inventive parable executed in a stunning painterly style. A kingdom is divided into the three castes: the fully painted Alldunns who reside in a majestic palace; the Halfies who the Painter has left incomplete; and the untouchable Sketchies, frail charcoal outlines who are banished to the cursed forest. Chastised for her forbidden love for an Alldunn and shamed by her unadorned face, Halfie Claire runs away into the forest. Her beloved Ramo and best friend Lola journey after her, passing between the forbidden Death Flowers that guard the boundaries of the forest, and arriving finally at the very edge of the painting – where they tumble through the canvas and into the Painter’s studio. The abandoned workspace is strewn with paintings, each containing its own animated world – and in a feast for both the eyes and imagination, they explore first one picture and then another, attempting to discover just what the Painter has in mind for all his creations.
  • The World Before Her
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    The World Before Her

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    Cinedigm
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    Twenty young women from across India arrive for an intense, month-long beauty boot camp – they are the hand-picked contestants for the Miss India pageant. Winning the coveted title means instant stardom, a lucrative career path and freedom from the constraints of a patriarchal society.

    In another corner of India we visit a camp for young girls run by the militant fundamentalist movement. Through lectures and physical combat training, the girls learn what it means to be good Hindu women.

    Moving between the transformative action at both camps and the characters’ private lives, The World Before Her creates a lively, provocative portrait of the world’s largest democracy at a critical transitional moment.
  • Venus and Serena
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    Venus and Serena

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    Magnolia Pictures
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    This captivating documentary takes an unfiltered look into the remarkable lives of the greatest sister-act professional tennis has ever seen. In a sport where they were not welcomed, the indomitable Williams sisters faced the opposition with grace and courage not only breaking new ground for female and African American athletes everywhere, but dominating the women's game for over a decade. The film tells the inspiring story of how these two women, against all odds, but the help of visionary parents, made it to the top.