Movies Released February 1st, 2013 by Title

  • As Luck Would Have It
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    As Luck Would Have It

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    IFC Films
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    Roberto (famed Spanish comic José Mota) once had a promising career in advertising. But now out of work during the economic downturn, he struggles to keep his family afloat and their dire situation a secret from his adoring wife Luisa (Salma Hayek). After yet another dead end interview, it seems like reality will come crashing down on Roberto – until a freak accident places him at the center of a wild media storm. Realizing his opportunity, Roberto hires a brazen agent to help him leverage his new found fame into fortune, but Luisa begins to worry about what lengths Roberto will go to for his family’s security.
  • Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 2
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    Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 2

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    Warner Premiere
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    The Batman has returned after a 10-year absence. The Gotham authorities want to arrest him. An old foe wants a reunion. The Feds want the Man of Tomorrow to put a stop to him.
  • Bullet to the Head
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    Bullet to the Head

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    Warner Bros. Pictures / Dark Castle Entertainment
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    After watching their respective partners die, a cop and a hitman form an alliance in order to bring down their common enemy.
  • Crawl
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    Crawl

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    Crawl is set in Brittany and tells the story of the emerging romance between Martin, a small-time crook, and Gwen, a mysterious girl who lives on her own and goes swimming everyday in the high sea.
  • David
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    David

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    Viva Entertainment
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    Daud, a religious Muslim boy growing up in Brooklyn, New York, inadvertently develops a friendship with an orthodox Jewish boy who mistakes him for being Jewish. A coming of age story, "David" at heart is about identity and the many ways it can bring us together as well as break us apart.
  • David
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    David

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    Reliance Entertainment
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    The story revolves around the lives of 3 David's in 3 different parts of the world in 3 different eras. 1975 London - 30 year old David works for Iqbal Ghani, a dreaded Mafia don who controls the entire Asian community. He is a protege who is poised to take over the empire until a revelation which changes the course of his future. 1999 Mumbai - 19 year old David is a musician born into a family of devout Christians. A happy go lucky teenager who loses all semblance of his peaceful existence when his family gets dragged into a political issue. 2010 Goa - 40 year old David is a fisherman living in the small fishing village of Betul in Goa. He falls in love with the deaf and mute Roma - the only hitch is that she is engaged to be married to his best friend Peter in 10 days! All 3 David's are about to take a step which is going to change their lives forever. 3 lives, 3 destinies connected by 1 name - David. (c) Reliance Big Picture
  • Dreams
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    Dreams

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    Dreams on Screen Productions
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    A captivating look inside the journey of four dreamers; a dancer, a singer, an ex-boxer, and a rapper, who are all tied together by life's most common thread: the past.
  • Girls Against Boys
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    Girls Against Boys

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    Floren Shieh Productions
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    When Shae (Danielle Panabaker), a naïve college student, is tormented by several men in a matter of days, she reaches her breaking point, and is drawn into coworker Lu’s (Nicole LaLiberte) twisted plan for revenge. Together, the two embark on a gruesome killing spree, terrorizing and brutally murdering not just their attackers, but any man who gets in their way. However, after a wild weekend of retaliation, the friendship between the girls shifts into a dangerous obsession, and their perverse game becomes a desperate struggle for Shae to maintain control against Lu’s deadly and seductive influence.
  • Koch
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    Koch

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    Entertainment One
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    Three-time New York City Mayor (1978-1989) Ed Koch was combative, funny, and blunt. He was also intensely private. 'Koch' gives us a contemporary history of the world's greatest city, and an intimate portrait of the 86-year old former mayor, as he confronts his own mortality and legacy. The film examines issues still relevant today - race, homelessness, AIDS, and gay rights - and gives us a window into the trials and tribulations of the nation's most famous mayor in the world's most wondrous city.
  • Mumia: Long Distance Revolutionary
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    Mumia: Long Distance Revolutionary

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    First Run Features
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    The film chronicles the life and revolutionary times of death row political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal.
  • No Tell Motel
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    No Tell Motel

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    A group of friends stranded in a haunted motel must race to solve the mystery of the building's dark past before they get trapped with the ghosts that have dwelled there for decades. Megan and her friends were driving down a dark country road when a crash left them injured and alone in the middle of nowhere. Stumbling across an old hotel on the side of the road, the group agrees to rest there until morning. After a terrifying encounter with the ghost of a young girl named Angela, however, Megan's friends begin to go missing one-by-one. As dawn approaches, Megan realizes that the only way to survive the night is to uncover the mystery of Angela's grim demise. But even if she does, there's still no guarantee she won't end up another lost soul in this lonely house of spirits. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
  • Oscar Nominated Short Films 2013: Live Action
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    Oscar Nominated Short Films 2013: Live Action

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    OSCAR NOMINATED ANIMATED SHORT FILMS 2013- 88 minutes

    Title: "Adam and Dog"

    Genre: Animation

    Country: USA

    Language: non-dialogue

    Running Time: 16 minutes

    Director: Minkyu Lee

    Synopsis:

    The story about the dog of Eden. What happened in those first days of Creation that made Man and Dog so inseparable? The dog, as he lives through this curious world, encounters a strange creature; a human being named Adam - and with that discovers a new found connection to the world.

    Title: "Fresh Guacamole"

    Genre: Animation

    Country: USA

    Language: English

    Running Time: 2 minutes

    Director: PES

    Writer: PES

    Synopsis:

    Learn how to transform familiar objects into Fresh Guacamole!

    Title: "Head over Heels"

    Genre: Animation/Comedy

    Country: UK

    Language: English

    Running Time: 11 minutes

    Director: Timothy Reckart

    Writer: Timothy Reckart

    Producer: Fodhla Cronin O'Reilly

    Cast: Nigel Anthony, Ruth Rayyah McCaul

    Synopsis:

    After many years of marriage, Walter and Madge have grown apart: he lives on the floor and she lives on the ceiling. They live separate, parallel lives in the same house, never talking, barely even looking at each other. When Walter discovers a long-lost memento of their wedding day, he tries to reignite their old romance. But it brings their equilibrium crashing down, and the couple that can't agree which way is up must find a way to put their marriage back together.

    Title: "Maggie Simpson in 'The Longest Daycare"

    Genre: Animation/Comedy

    Country: USA

    Language: English

    Rating: PG for mild rude humor

    Running Time: 5 minutes

    Director: David Silverman

    Writers: James L. Brooks, Matt Groening, Al Jean, David Mirkin, Joel, H. Cohen, Michael Price

    Producer: James L. Brooks, Matt Groening, Al Jean, Richard Raynis, Richard Sakai

    Synopsis:

    Maggie Simpson spends a day at the Ayn Rand Daycare Center where she is diagnosed at an average intelligence level. Longing to be grouped with the gifted children, Maggie finds her destiny by rescuing a lonely cocoon from Baby Gerald, who is busy smooshing butterflies.

    Title: "Paperman"

    Genre: Animation/Comedy

    Country: USA

    Language: English

    Running Time: 7 minutes

    Director: John Kahrs

    Writers: Clio Chiang, Kendelle Hoyer

    Producer: Kristina Reed

    Cast: John Kahrs, Jeff Turley, Kari Wahlgren

    Synopsis:

    An animated short that follows the story of a lonely young man in mid-century New York City, whose destiny takes an unexpected turn after a chance meeting with a beautiful woman on his morning commute. Convinced the girl of his dreams is gone forever, he gets a second chance when he spots her in a skyscraper window across the avenue from his office. With only his heart, imagination and a stack of papers to get her attention, his efforts are no match for what the fates have in store for him.

    Three additional animated shorts will be added to the animated program.

    Title: "Abiogenesis"

    Genre: Animation/Action

    Country: New Zealand

    Language: non-dialogue

    Running Time: 4 minutes

    Director: Richard Mans

    Sound Design: Justin Doyle, Michelle Child, Dave Whitehead

    Synopsis:

    In this breathtaking science fiction spectacle, a strange mechanical device lands on a desolate world and uses the planet to undergo a startling transformation, that has profound implications for an entire galaxy.

    Title: "Dripped"

    Genre: Animation/Drama

    Country: France

    Language: French

    Running Time: 8 minutes

    Director: Léo Verrier

    Writer: Léo Verrier

    Executive Producer: Jean-François Bourrel

    Synopsis:

    New York, 1950. Fascinated by paintings, Jack scours museums all day long. He steals paintings and hides them at home to... eat them! These masterpieces are his food and with each bite put him in deep ecstasy, but the more he eats of these paintings the scarcer they become.

    Driven mad by hunger, he violently throws paint on a canvas to eat his painting and the result is an unexpected beautiful work of art.

    From this moment on, Jack discovers he has the talent of an artist fed by his feelings. His exhibited canvas is a great success and thus he becomes a worldwide known artist.

    Title: "Gruffalo's Child"

    Genre: Animation/Family

    Country: UK, Germany

    Language: English

    Running Time: 27 minutes

    Directors: Uwe Heidschötter, Johannes Weiland

    Novel by: Julia Donaldson, Axel Scheffler

    Screenplay adapted by: Julia Donaldson, Johanna Stuttmann

    Producers: Martin Pope, Michael Rose

    Cast: Helena Bonham Carter, Shirley Henderson, Robbie Coltrane

    Synopsis:

    A little Gruffalo ignores her father's warnings and tiptoes out into the snow in search of the Big Bad Mouse.

    OSCAR NOMINATED LIVE ACTION SHORT FILMS 2013- 114 minutes

    Title: "Asad"

    Genre: Drama

    Running Time: 18 minutes

    Country: South Africa

    Language: Somali

    Director: Bryan Buckley

    Writer: Bryan Buckley

    Producer: Mina Jarjoura

    Cast: Najah Abdi Abdullahi, Hussein Abdi Mohamed, Maymum Abdi Mohamed

    Synopsis:

    Set in a war-torn fishing village in Somalia, an all Somali, refugee cast brings to life this coming of age fable of a Somali boy who is faced with falling into the pirate life, or rising above to choose the path of an honest fishing man.

    Title: "Buzkashi Boys"

    Genre: Drama

    Running Time: 28 minutes

    Country: Afghanistan

    Language: Persian

    Director: Sam French

    Writers: Sam French, Martin Desmond Roe

    Producer: Ariel Nasr

    Cast: Jawanmard Paiz, Jawan Mard Homayoun, Wali Talash

    Synopsis:

    Set against the dramatic landscape of contemporary Afghanistan and the national sport of Buzkashi - a brutal game of horse polo played with a dead goat - Buzkashi Boys tells the coming of age story of two best friends, a charismatic street urchin and a defiant blacksmith's son, who struggle to realize their dreams as they make their way to manhood in one of the most war-torn countries on Earth. Shot on location in Kabul city by an alliance of Afghan and international film makers, Buzkashi Boys is a look at the life that continues beyond the headlines of war in Afghanistan.

    Title: "Curfew"

    Genre: Drama

    Running Time: 19 minutes

    Country: USA

    Language: English

    Director: Shawn Christensen

    Writer: Shawn Christensen

    Producer: Mara Kassin, Andrew Napier, Damon Russell

    Cast: Fatima Ptacek, Shawn Christensen, Kim Allen

    Synopsis:

    At the lowest point of his life, Richie gets a call from his estranged sister, asking him to look after his nine-year old niece, Sophia, for the evening.

    Title: "Death of a Shadow"

    Genre: Drama/Fantasy

    Running Time: 20 minutes

    Country: France, Belgium

    Language: Dutch

    Director: Tom Van Avermaet

    Writer: Tom Van Avermaet

    Producer: Ellen De Waele

    Cast: Matthias Schoenaerts, Laura Verlinden, Peter van den Eede

    Synopsis:

    Soldier Nathan died during World War I. A strange collector imprisoned his shadow and gave him a new chance: a second life against 10,000 captured shadows. It is love that guides him, as his purpose is to meet Sarah again, the woman he fell in love with before he died. But then he discovers that she's already in love with someone else, jealousy clouds his mind and pushes him towards a bitter decision, not without consequences.

    Title: "Henry"

    Genre: Drama

    Country: Canada

    Language: French (with English subtitles)

    Running Time: 21 minutes

    Director: Yan England

    Writer: Yan England

    Producer: Yan England

    Cast: Louise Laprade, Hubert Lemire, Gérard Poirier

    Synopsis:

    Henry, a great concert pianist, has his life thrown in turmoil the day the love of this life, Maria, disappears mysteriously. He'll then discover the inevitable verdict of life.
  • Sound City
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    Sound City

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    Roswell Films
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    A documentary on the fabled recording studio that was located in Van Nuys, California.
  • Stand Up Guys
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    Stand Up Guys

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    Roadside Attractions
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    A pair of aging con men try to get the old gang back together for one last hurrah before one of the guys takes his last assignment -- to kill his comrade.
  • The Gatekeepers
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    The Gatekeepers

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    Sony Pictures Classics
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    Charged with overseeing Israel’s war on terror-both Palestinian and Jewish- the head of the Shin Bet, Israel’s secret service is present at the crossroad of every decision made. For the first time ever six former heads of the agency agreed to share their insights and reflect publicly on their actions and decisions. The Gatekeepers offers an exclusive account of the sum of their success and failures. It validates the reasons that each man individually and the six as a group came to reconsider their hard-line positions and advocate a conciliatory approach toward their enemies based on a two-state solution.
  • The Haunting in Connecticut 2: Ghosts of Georgia
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    The Haunting in Connecticut 2: Ghosts of Georgia

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    Lionsgate
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    Building on the terror of A Haunting in Connecticut, this horrifying tale traces a young family’s nightmarish descent into a centuries-old Southern hell. When Andy Wyrick (Chad Michael Murray, House of Wax) moves his wife Lisa (Abigail Spencer, TV’s “Mad Men”) and daughter Heidi to an historic home in Georgia, they quickly discover they are not the house’s only inhabitants. Joined by Lisa’s free-spirited sister, Joyce (Katee Sackhoff, TV’s “Battlestar Galactica”), the family soon comes face-to-face with a bone-chilling mystery born of a deranged desire…a haunting secret rising from underground and threatening to bring down anyone in its path.
  • The Sea in Between
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    The Sea in Between

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    StereoTonic / Mason jar Music
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    An audio-visual experience documenting what happens when Josh Garrels and Mason Jar Music go to an island to try to create something beautiful.
  • The Upper Footage (UPPER)
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    The Upper Footage (UPPER)

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    'THE UPPER FOOTAGE' is the first film experience of its kind. The film is an edited version of 393 minutes of recovered footage documenting a young girl's tragic overdose death and subsequent cover up by a group of affluent socialites. What started as a blackmail plot played out over YouTube, became Hollywood's biggest drug scandal, turned into a heavily controversial film property that was rumored to be held by some of the biggest names in Hollywood. Now, after playing itself out in the media for 3 years it is finally making its way to the public.
  • The Wait
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    The Wait

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    Studio:
    Read Entertainment
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    An enigmatic phone call from a psychic, catapults a family into a state of suspended belief while waiting for their recently deceased mother to be resurrected.
  • Warm Bodies
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    Warm Bodies

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    Summit Entertainment
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    A funny twist on a classic love story, this is a tale about the power of human connection. After a zombie epidemic, R (a highly unusual zombie) encounters Julie (a human survivor), and rescues her from a zombie attack. Julie sees that R is different from the other zombies, and as the two form a special relationship in their struggle for survival, R becomes increasingly more human - setting off an exciting, romantic, and often comical chain of events that begins to transform the other zombies and maybe even the whole lifeless world.