Movies Released May 2nd, 2014

  • The Amazing Spider-Man 2
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    The Amazing Spider-Man 2

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    Sony Pictures
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    We've always known that Spider-Man's most important battle has been within himself: the struggle between the ordinary obligations of Peter Parker and the extraordinary responsibilities of Spider-Man. But in The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Peter Parker finds that a greater conflict lies ahead.

    It's great to be Spider-Man (Andrew Garfield). For Peter Parker, there's no feeling quite like swinging between skyscrapers, embracing being the hero, and spending time with Gwen (Emma Stone). But being Spider-Man comes at a price: only Spider-Man can protect his fellow New Yorkers from the formidable villains that threaten the city. With the emergence of Electro (Jamie Foxx), Peter must confront a foe far more powerful than he. And as his old friend, Harry Osborn (Dane DeHaan), returns, Peter comes to realize that all of his enemies have one thing in common: OsCorp.
  • Walk of Shame
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    Walk of Shame

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    FilmDistrict
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    The outrageous comedy Walk of Shame stars Elizabeth Banks (The Hunger Games, Pitch Perfect) as a resourceful reporter whose one-night stand with a handsome stranger (James Marsden of Anchorman 2) leaves her stranded the next morning in downtown Los Angeles without a phone, car, ID, or money - and only 8 hours before the most important job interview of her career. From Lakeshore Entertainment and Sidney Kimmel Entertainment, Walk of Shame also stars Gillian Jacobs (Community), Sarah Wright Olsen, Kevin Nealon, Ethan Suplee, Bill Burr, and Willie Garson (White Collar). Written and directed by Steven Brill, the movie is produced by Tom Rosenberg, Gary Lucchesi, and Sidney Kimmel. The executive producers are Eric Reid, Ted Gidlow, Jim Tauber, Bruce Toll, Matt Berenson, and Peter Schlessel.
  • Belle
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    Belle

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    Fox Searchlight Pictures
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    Belle is inspired by the true story of Dido Elizabeth Belle (Gugu Mbatha-Raw), the illegitimate mixed race daughter of a Royal Navy Admiral. Raised by her aristocratic great-uncle Lord Mansfield (Tom Wilkinson) and his wife (Emily Watson), Belle’s lineage affords her certain privileges, yet the color of her skin prevents her from fully participating in the traditions of her social standing. Left to wonder if she will ever find love, Belle falls for an idealistic young vicar’s son bent on change who, with her help, shapes Lord Mansfield’s role as Lord Chief Justice to end slavery in England.
  • Ida

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    Music Box Films
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    Poland, 1962. Anna is a novice, an orphan brought up by nuns in a convent. Before she takes her vows, she is determined to see Wanda, her only living relative. Wanda tells Anna that Anna is Jewish. Both women embark on a journey not only to discover their tragic family story, but who they really are and where they belong, questioning their religions and beliefs.
  • The Protector 2
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    The Protector 2

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    Magnolia Pictures
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    Boss Suchart is the owner of an elephant camp. When he is murdered, all evidence points to Kham (Tony Jaa), who was seen with the victim before he died. Kham is forced to run as the police launch a pursuit. Meanwhile, the twin nieces of Boss Suchart (Jija Yanin Wismitanan and Teerada Kittisiriprasert) are out for revenge. But luck is on Kham’s side when he runs into Sergeant Mark (Mum Jokmok), an agent sent to Thailand on a secret mission. In another twist, Kham is drawn into an underground fighting ring run by LC (RZA), a crime lord who’s obsessed with collecting top-class martial artists. LC’s fighters are branded by numbers, such as the lethal, beautiful Twenty (Ratha Pho-ngam) and the diabolical No. 2 (Marrese Crump). These fighters are ordered to capture Kham for a special mission.
  • Bad Johnson
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    Bad Johnson

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    Gravitas Ventures
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    In Bad Johnson, women are practically throwing themselves at Rich (Cam Gigandet/ “Twilight,” “Easy A”) and he can’t seem to control himself. But he continually blames his penis, which seems to have a mind of its own. After ruining yet another promising relationship with Jamie (Jamie Chung/ “The Hangover II & III”), Rich has finally had enough and wishes his penis would just leave him alone. The next morning, Rich wakes up to find his wish has come true and his johnson is no longer on his body. Even worse, Rich is shocked to discover that his penis has taken human form (Nick Thune). Selfish, oversexed and irresponsible, his penis is now on the loose with no desire to return. Pitted against his alter ego, Rich must figure out how to reign in his penis, both literally and figuratively, in order to finally learn what separates the men from their boys.
  • Decoding Annie Parker
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    Decoding Annie Parker

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    Entertainment One
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    Annie Parkerhas a personal relationship with breast cancer. Her mother and her sister died of the disease and ultimately she is diagnosed with it too. Naturally affable with an offbeat sense of humor – even in the face of her own mortality, she struggles to hold her family and life together, as her body betrays her.

    Meanwhile, geneticist Mary-Claire King is convinced there is a link between DNA and cancer – even if no one in her profession shares her belief. Against the advice of nearly all of her colleagues, she persists in her research and her dogged pursuit for funding that will lead to the groundbreaking study that will join the two women together.
  • Mr. Jones

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    Anchor Bay
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    Scott and Penny just moved to a remote cabin to escape the pressures of the world and breathe new life into their art. Their only neighbor for miles is a strange hermit who only comes out at night, under the shroud of darkness. As Scott and Penny get deeper into his world, they start to suspect that this man is actually an infamous artist known only as "Mr. Jones," and they've stumbled across an once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to document his bizarre existence.

    But this is only the beginning. When Scott and Penny delve too deeply into Mr. Jones’ existence, everything around them turns in on itself, and their only escape is through the realm of their own nightmares...
  • The Bachelor Weekend

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    Tribeca Film
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    Pressured by his best man to spend a bachelor’s weekend camping, foppish groom-to-be, Fionan, reluctantly agrees. But when his fiancee’s alpha-male brother, nicknamed ‘The Machine,’ unexpectedly turns up, the camping trip takes a turn for the worst. Fionan and his genteel friends are no match for the uncouth bully, and the trip begins to look like it will become Fionan’s worst nightmare. A slapstick, good-natured comedy, THE BACHELOR WEEKEND hilariously delves into the stereotypical realm of masculinity that is camping and the great outdoors.
  • Blood Glacier

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    Allegro Film, Filmfonds Wien, Filmstandort Austria
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    Janek is a technician on a climate observation station high up in the German Alps, one of a team of scientists preparing their outpost for visit from the Environment Minister. Their routine is interrupted by a strange discovery; a red liquid pouring from a nearby glacier, melted free from the ice crust that is shrinking with climate change. When the 'glacier blood' comes in contact with the local wildlife, it causes changes that are at first curious, then horrifying.
  • Whitewash

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    Oscilloscope Laboratories
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    In the harsh, wintry woods of rural Quebec, Bruce (Academy Award-nominee Thomas Haden Church), a down-on-his-luck snowplow operator, accidentally kills a man during a drunken night joyride. Stricken with panic, he hides the body and takes to the deep wilderness in hopes of outrunning both the authorities and his own conscience. But as both begin to close in, Bruce falls apart mentally and morally and mysteries unravel to reveal who he was before the accident, the truth behind his victim, and the circumstances that brought them together in a single moment. A darkly comic noir in the vein of the Coen Brothers, Emanuel Hoss-Desmarais's Whitewash is a gripping exploration of a well-meaning Everyman at the end of his rope.
  • Friended to Death

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    Green Step Productions
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    A satirical dark comedy starring Ryan Hansen (“Veronica Mars,” “Party Down”), Zach McGowan (“Shameless,” “Black Sails”) and James Immekus (“Once Upon a Time,” “Supernatural”). Friended to Death follows the comedic extremes to which Facebook junkie Michael Harris (Hansen) will go in his desperate attempt to figure out who his real friends are. After being scorned by his so-called BFF (McGowan), Michael questions if anyone would care if he died, so he fakes his own death online to see who shows up at his funeral. In the end, Michael is forced to reconsider the true nature of friendship, in this tongue-in-cheek commentary on today’s hyper-connected world of social media.
  • Jellyfish Eyes

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    Kaikai Kiki Co., Nishimura Motion Picture Model Makers Group
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    Clearly referencing the disastrous 2011 earthquake and the resulting Fukushima catastrophe, ‘Jellyfish Eyes’ conveys Murakami’s firmly-rooted antinuclear views whilst also drawing from the phantasmagorical Tokusatsu aesthetics, to which the artist was exposed during his own childhood. In admitting how filmmaking was ‘much more complicated’ than creating a sculpture or painting due to his previous lack of technique, Murakami also quoted other iconic works such as Steven Spielberg’s ‘ET’ and the live action children’s television series ‘Power Rangers’ as sources of inspiration for his movie. Now with the successfully-received ‘Jellyfish Eyes’ under his belt however, Murakami has unveiled that he has no plans of abandoning this newly-discovered medium: having already shot a sequel to the first part on which he plans to start the post-production later this year, he is already planning the third part of the movie which he hopes to film in 2014. Let the adventure begin!
  • NOW: In the Wings on a World Stage

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    Spacey
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    Kevin Spacey, Sam Mendes and the Bridge Project Company go on the road in NOW: in the Wings on a World Stage. In over 200 performances, and across 3 continents, Kevin and the troupe reveal some of the most intimate moments behind the scenes of their staging of Shakespeare’s classic tragedy, “Richard III.” Their story and experiences weave around, and reflect on, excerpts from the play from their various locations, from Epidaurus to Doha, and provides a great opportunity for those who have never experienced Spacey on stage to witness his immersive and captivating interpretation of Richard III. NOW chronicles the first collaboration between Spacey and Mendes since both won Academy Awards® for their work on American Beauty.
  • Rumors of Wars

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    Bearfruit Films, Wolf Pack Film Works
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    Rumors of Wars is a suspenseful, action packed film with two converging story-lines, the first one centering around an aspiring college journalist named Roxy (Jennifer Cooper), finds herself searching for answers when she investigates end time prophecies for a term paper. Recording her research in a diary, her findings prove to have more of an impact than she could have ever imagined. Her diary is discovered years later, in the rubble of a post apocalypse society filled with decay and violence. With the truth of what really happened to the world in its pages, the book finds its way into to the hands of an officer, named Shaw (Ben Davies) in the New World Army. But what will he do with this new found truth?
  • Sex After Kids

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    Believerville Productions, Cryingman Productions
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    This edgy ensemble comedy follows the sexual exploits of several couples as they navigate the world of parenthood and romance. Newlyweds with a newborn try to align their baby’s schedule and their libidos. An aloof single mom has a brother who insists that she should get back out in the world. A lesbian couple finds they don't share the same child-rearing principles. A single dad grows tired of one-night stands. Recent empty nesters wonder if they can find the spark that brought them together. Raunchy and hilarious, “Sex After Kids” shows how relationships and ideals are put to the test with the question: Is it possible to have children and a sex life, and is it even worth it?
  • Water & Power

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    Olmos
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    Twin brothers nicknamed "Water" and "Power" from the hard scrabble Eastside streets of Los Angeles rise like prince's through the city's political and police ranks to become players in a complex and dangerous web of the powerful and corrupt of Los Angeles. One a decorated cop - the other a senator, find themselves in a seedy motel room on the eastern edge of Sunset Boulevard on a dark and rainy night. Something has gone very wrong. Can Power exist without Water? The Fixers and Powers of the city need answers. Everybody is looking for the Twins.