Movies Released October 18th, 2013

  • 12 Years a Slave
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    12 Years a Slave

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    Fox Searchlight Pictures
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    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 kindnesses, Solomon struggles not only to stay alive, but to retain his dignity. In the twelfth year of his unforgettable odyssey, Solomon’s chance meeting with a Canadian abolitionist (Brad Pitt) forever alters his life.
  • Carrie
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    Carrie

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    MGM
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    A sheltered high school girl unleashes her newly developed telekinetic powers after she is pushed too far by her peers.

    Carrie White is a lonely and awkward teen who is constantly bullied at school by her peers, and beaten at home at the hands of her religious mother. But Carrie has a secret: She's been blessed with the terrifying power of telekinesis; and when her peers decide to pull a prank on her at prom, they'll soon learn a deadly lesson: If you play with fire, you get burned.
  • Escape Plan
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    Escape Plan

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    Summit Entertainment
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    Ray Breslin is the world's top authority on prison structural security, who finds himself having to put his skills to the test when he is framed for a crime and sent up to a prison he helped design. He must escape and figure out who put him behind bars.
  • Kill Your Darlings
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    Kill Your Darlings

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    Daniel Radcliffe will play poet Allen Ginsberg in Kill Your Darlings, an ensemble film about the murder that helped spawn the Beat Generation.

    Dane DeHaan and Jack Huston will also star in the movie, Whishaw will play Lucien Carr, the Columbia University undergrad who brought together Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac (Huston) and William S. Burroughs (Ben Foster)
  • All Is Lost
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    All Is Lost

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    Lionsgate & roadside Attractions
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    Academy Award winner Robert Redford stars in All Is Lost, an open-water thriller about one man's battle for survival against the elements after his sailboat is destroyed at sea. Written and directed by Academy Award nominee J.C. Chandor (Margin Call) with a musical score by Alex Ebert (Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros), the film is a gripping, visceral and powerfully moving tribute to ingenuity and resilience. Deep into a solo voyage in the Indian Ocean, an unnamed man (Redford) wakes to find his 39-foot yacht taking on water after a collision with a shipping container left floating on the high seas. With his navigation equipment and radio disabled, the man sails unknowingly into the path of a violent storm. Despite his success in patching the breached hull, his mariner's intuition, and a strength that belies his age, the man barely survives the tempest.

    Using only a sextant and nautical maps to chart his progress, he is forced to rely on ocean currents to carry him into a shipping lane in hopes of hailing a passing vessel. But with the sun unrelenting, sharks circling and his meager supplies dwindling, the ever-resourceful sailor soon finds himself staring his mortality in the face.
  • The Fifth Estate
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    The Fifth Estate

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    DreamWorks Pictures
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    Following Daniel Domscheit-Berg (Brühl), an early supporter and eventual colleague of Julian Assange (Cumberbatch), “The Fifth Estate” traces the heady, early days of WikiLeaks, culminating in the release of a series of controversial and history changing information leaks. The website’s overnight success brought instant fame to its principal architects and transformed the flow of information to news media and the world at large.
  • CZ12
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    CZ12

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    Emperor Classic Films
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    Asian Hawk (Jackie Chan) leads a mercenary team to recover several lost artifacts from the Old Summer Palace, the bronze heads of the 12 Chinese zodiac animals which were looted by foreigners in the 1800s. Assisted by a Chinese student and a Parisian lady, Hawk stops at nothing to accomplish the mission.
  • I'm in Love with a Church Girl
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    I'm in Love with a Church Girl

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    Miles Montego (Ja Rule) has it all - cars, boats, good looks, mansion, money, women, but more importantly, he has a past.
  • Big Ass Spider
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    Big Ass Spider

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    Epic
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    A 50 foot tall alien spider escapes from a military lab and rampages the city of Los Angeles. When a massive military strike fails, it is up to a team of scientists, soldiers, and one clever exterminator to kill the creature before the city is destroyed.
  • The Secret Village
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    The Secret Village

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    SD Digital Creations
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    "The Secret Village" is a psychological thriller that follows Greg, (Jonathan Bennett) an unsuccessful screenwriter and Rachel, (Ali Faulkner) a beautiful journalist as they research an outbreak of mass hysteria in a small village. They rent a house together and start to uncover a secret about ergot poisoning that has affected this village for years. But the cult activity has been kept a secret by the locals (Stelio Savante and Richard Riehle) and when Greg disappears, Rachel is left alone to unravel the mystery and save their lives.
  • Adventures in the Sin Bin
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    Adventures in the Sin Bin

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    Sin Bin centers on a put-upon high school student (Seater) who loans out his van (nicknamed "The Sin Bin") to his friends for their sexual exploits. Complicating matters, he is caught in a love triangle between a cute girl at school (Meade) and the villainous student liaison (Burnham).
  • Hellbenders 3D
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    Hellbenders 3D

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    Lionsgate
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    There are demons so terrible that no mortal man of God could successfully drive them back to Hell. The only option is for the exorcist himself to invite possession and then commit suicide, dragging along the demon to damnation – so the Augustine Interfaith Order of Hellbound Saints – or Hellbenders – was formed. A group of elite, highly-trained exorcists, they live in a constant state of debauchery so they will be ready to go to Hell at any moment. When an infernal Norse demon called BLACK SURTR escapes into New York City intent on cracking open the gates of Hell, the Hellbenders must use every ounce of their debauchery to battle the demon and save the planet from eternal damnation!
  • 2 Jacks
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    2 Jacks

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    Jack Hussar is a legendary Hollywood director, whose persona commands respect and adoration from his fans. Can his son, Jack Jr. maintain his legacy?
  • A Monsterous Holiday
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    A Monsterous Holiday

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    ARC Entertainment
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    Andy is a young scientist who can’t keep from blowing things up. When his dad sticks him on the football team to keep him out of trouble, he’s soon miserable… and sore. Determined to win the science fair, which is the same day as the Halloween football game, he ditches practice and ends up at the house of Doctor Frankenstein. There he encounters Frankenstein’s monster, who is young, strong, and green. He prefers the name “Frank” and loves football. Frank and Andy come up with a scheme—Frank will trade places with Andy on the team, while Andy uses the doctor’s lab under Frank’s guidance. The only problem is that Andy ends up creating a real monster that threatens to destroy the town. It’s up to Frank and Andy to work together and save the day!
  • American Promise
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    American Promise

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    This intimate documentary follows the 12-year journey of two African-American families pursuing the promise of opportunity through the education of their sons.
  • Beyond the Farthest Star
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    Beyond the Farthest Star

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    A twist of fate brings the national spotlight to a forgotten Texas town and a once famous preacher has an opportunity to regain his former glory or seize one last chance to restore his fractured family. Narrated by his fifteen-year-old daughter, Beyond the Farthest Star tells the story of Pastor Adam Wells, a minister driven by the prospect of achieving greatness as the next nationally syndicated TV Evangelist who must decide whether to give up his opportunity at “celebrity” and, even his own life, in order to become something even greater… A loving husband and father to his wife and daughter.
  • Bridegroom
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    Bridegroom

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    Virgin Films
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    Tells the emotional journey of Shane and Tom, two young men in a loving and committed relationship that was cut tragically short by a misstep off the side of a roof. The story of what happened after this accidental death– of how people without the legal protections of marriage can find themselves completely shut out and ostracized– is poignant, enraging and opens a window onto the issue of marriage equality and human rights like no speech or lecture ever will.

    On the anniversary of Tom’s death, after a year of documenting his own grief, Shane decided to make a video tribute to his partner entitled “It Could Happen to You.” The video went viral and garnered over four million views to date. Although it was a cathartic process for him and a tribute to the love of his life, more than anything, Shane wanted it to serve as a warning to other LGBT couples, and show the world what can happen when two people are legally barred from having equal rights and equal protections under the law to marry.
  • Broadway Idiot
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    Broadway Idiot

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    FilmBuff
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    From punk rock mosh pits and sold-out stadiums to the Great White Way, this electrifying documentary follows Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong as he works with Broadway producers to turn his mega-hit album, “American Idiot,” into a staged Broadway musical. The film goes behind the scenes to reveal the creative choices and challenges made by Grammy® winner Billie Joe and Tony® winning director Michael Mayer (Spring Awakening) to create the thrilling and one-of-a-kind musical experience. More than just a show, but a personal and transformative experience for Billie Joe, the film provides insider access to Billie’s journey from rock star to Broadway star, dress rehearsals, performances and more. BROADWAY IDIOT provides a unique window into the art of theater as rock stars and stage stars collide and create something never seen before.

    “Green Day’s ‘American Idiot’ and Broadway might not have seemed like an obvious match in the beginning, but what came out of that partnership has had the world rocking out. This magical collaboration between rock and musical theater is shown perfectly in this doc in a way that’s never been seen before – it’s truly inspiring and will make the 30M plus Green Day Facebook fans and Broadway lovers everywhere unite as members of the Idiot Nation,” said Steven Beckman, FilmBuff’s Head of Content Partnerships.

    “Broadway Idiot isn't your typical rock doc. Yes, it's loaded with great music from Green Day and full of the tradition of Broadway, but at its heart, it's a very personal story about having the guts to try something totally new," says director Doug Hamilton. "We are thrilled to be working with FilmBuff to bring the labor of love and dedication that is Broadway Idiot to everyone across the country in theaters and across all digital platforms. It's like bringing Billie Joe Armstrong and Broadway right to your doorstep."
  • Electric Man
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    Electric Man

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    When a rare first issue of the Electric Man comic book mysteriously appears in Jazz and Wolf's comic book shop, it seems their financial problems are solved. However, the pricey comic is sought by a number of people who'll stop at nothing to get it for themselves, including the strange and alluring Lauren McCall, comic-nerd Edison Bolt and Lauren's Uncle Jimmy, a violent thug. This inventive and hilarious comedy whodunit blends the mystery of The Maltese Falcon with the geekiness of Clerks.
  • Exploding Sun
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    Exploding Sun

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    Gaiam Vivendi Entertainment and Sonar Entertainment
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    A solar flare four times larger than Earth plunging toward the planet, Military scientist Dr. Jane Brandt calls upon the one man who can possibly reverse the cataclysm: a renegade ad-hoc scientist who warns the countdown to the end of humanity has begun.