Directed By: Walt Becker
Written By: David Diamond & David Weissman
Cinematography By: Jeffrey L. Kimball
Editor: Ryan Folsey
Cast: John Travolta, Robin Williams, Rita Wilson, Lori Loughlin, Kelly Preston, Amy Sedaris, Seth Green, Bernie Mac, Matt Dillon, Ann-Margaret, Elle Bleu Travolta
Charlie and Dan have been best friends and business partners for thirty years; their Manhattan public relations firm is on the verge of a huge business deal with a Japanese company. With two weeks to sew up the contract, Dan gets a surprise: a woman he married on a drunken impulse nearly nine years before (annulled the next day) shows up to tell him he’s the father of her twins, now seven, and she’ll be in jail for 14 days for a political protest. Dan volunteers to keep the tykes, although he’s up tight and clueless. With Charlie’s help is there any way they can be dad and uncle, meet the kids’ expectations, and still land the account?
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Directed By: Quentin Lee
Written By: Koji Steven Sakai
Cinematography By: Quyen Tran
Editor: Aldo Velasco
CAST: Karin Anna Cheung, Lynn Chen, Wilson Cruz, Chris Zylka
A promiscuous woman who finds herself with an unplanned pregnancy and needs to figure out who the baby daddy is…NOW. Angela Yang loves sex. She loves it so much she needs to make baseball cards of her lovers to help her remember where she’s been. She doesn’t think twice about her lifestyle until she finds out that she’s pregnant. Her gay best friend, Gabriel Lugo tells her to “take care of it,” but her conservative sister, Juliet persuades Angela to get married to the baby’s father and lead a “normal” life like her. Angela listens to her sister, chooses to keep the baby, and goes on a quest to find the identity of the father by any means necessary.
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Directed By: Nelson McCormick
Written By: J.S. Cardone;
Based on a earlier screenplay By: Donald E. Westlake;
Story By: Carolyn Lefcourt & Brain Garfield & Donald E. Westlake
Cinematography By: Patrick Cady
Editor: Eric L. Beason
CAST: Dylan Walsh, Penn Badgley, Amber Heard, Sela Ward, Sherry Stringfield, Paige Turco, Jon Tenney
Michael Harding returns home from military school to find his mother Susan happily in love and living with her new boyfriend David. As the two men get to know each other, he becomes more and more suspicious of the man who is always there with a helpful hand.
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Written & Directed By: Woody Allen
Cinematography By: Harris Savides
Editor: Alisa Lepselter
CAST: Larry David, Evan Rachel Wood, Patricia Clarkson, Ed Begley Jr., Samantha Bee, Michael McKean
A middle-aged, misanthropic divorcée from New York City surprisingly enters a fulfilling, Pygmalion-type relationship with a much younger, unsophisticated Southern girl.
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Director: Werner Herzog
Written By: William M. Finkelstein
Cinematography By: Peter Zeitlinger
Editor: Joe Bini
Cast: Nicholas Cage, Eva Mendes, Val Kilmer, Irma P. Hall, Brad Douriff, Xzibit, Shawn Hatosy, Vondie Curtis-Hall, Jennifer Coolidge, Michael Shannon, Fairuza Balk, Denzel Whitaker, Shea Wingham, Nick Gomez
After Katrina, police sergeant Terence McDonagh rescues a prisoner, hurts his back in the process and earns a promotion to lieutenant plus an addiction to cocaine and painkillers. Six months later, a family is murdered over drugs; Terence runs the investigation. His drug-using prostitute girlfriend, his alcoholic father’s dog, run-ins with two old women and a well-connected john, gambling losses, a nervous young witness, and thefts of police property put Terence’s job and then his life in danger. He starts seeing things. He wants a big score to get out from under mounting debts, so he joins forces with drug dealers. The murders remain unsolved. A bad lieutenant gets worse.
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Directed By Marcus Dunstan
Written By: Marcus Dunstan & Patrick Melton
Cinematography By: Brandon Cox
Editor: Alex Luna, Howard E. Smith, James Mastracco
Cast: Josh Stewart, Andrea Roth, Madeline Zima, Robert Wisdom
Desperate to repay his debt to his ex-wife, an ex-con plots a heist at his new employer’s country home, unaware that a second criminal has also targeted the property, and rigged it with a series of deadly traps.
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Directed By: Andre Techine
Written By: Andre Techine, Odile Banski, & Jean Maire-Besset
Based on a play By: Jean Maire-Besset
Cinematography By: Julien Hirsch
Editor: Martine Giordano
CAST: Emille Dequenne, Michel Blanc, Catherine Denueve
A drama centered on a young woman who claims she was the target of an anti-Semetic attack and the subsequent media sensation it creates.
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Directed By: Shawn Levy
Story & Written By: Thomas Lennon & Robert Ben Garant
Based On The Book By: Milan Trenc
Cinematography: Guillermo Navarro
Editor: Don Zimmerman
Cast: Ben Stiller, Carla Gugino, Robin Williams, Dick Van Dyke, Mickey Rooney, Bill Cobbs, Jake Cherry, Ricky Gervais, Rami Malek, Kim Raver, Paul Rudd, Anne Meara, Steve Coogan
A newly recruited night security guard at the Museum of Natural History discovers that an ancient curse causes the animals and exhibits on display to come to life and wreak havoc.
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Directed By: James McTeigue
Written By: Matthew Sand & J. Michael Straczynski
Story By: Matthew Sand
Cinematography By: Karl Walter Lindenlaub
Editor: Gian Ganziano & Joseph Jett Sally
CAST: Rain, Rick Yune, Naomie Harris, Sung Kang
Trained since childhood to be a lethal killer, Raizo has since turned his back on the Ozunu clan that raised him and now seeks revenge for their heartless murders. Teaming up with Europol investigator Mika, Raizo steadily butchers his enemies while inching ever closer to the long-awaited bloody reunion with his former master.
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Directed By: Yannick Dahan & Benjamin Docher
Written By: Arnaud Bordas, Stephane Moissakas, Yannick Dahan & Benjamin Docher
Script Consultant: Nicolas Peufaillit
Cinematography By: Julien Meurice
Editor: Dimitri Amar
Cast: Eriq Ebouaney, Claude Perron, Jean-Pierre Martins, Aurelien Recoing, Doudou Masta
A posse of crooked cops, malevolent gangsters and a horde of walking dead are the centre point of this gruesome, tight, action packed, claustrophobic tale of retribution and escape. Penned like animals, on the top floor of a deserted high-rise block, these two opposing gangs find that they are not alone in the lair of bloodthirsty corridors of death. Joining forces to survive, they must reach ground level together or perish.
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