Promised Land is the new contemporary drama directed by Gus Van Sant (Good Will Hunting, Milk). Matt Damon plays Steve
Butler, an ace corporate salesman who is sent along with his partner, Sue Thomason (Frances McDormand), to close a key
rural town in his company's expansion plans. With the town having been hit hard by the economic decline of recent years, the
two outsiders see the local citizens as likely to accept their company's offer, for drilling rights to their properties, as
much-needed relief. What seems like an easy job for the duo becomes complicated by the objection of a respected
schoolteacher (Hal Holbrook) with support from a grassroots campaign led by another man (John Krasinski), as well as the
interest of a local woman (Rosemarie DeWitt). Promised Land explores America at the crossroads where big business and
the strength of small-town community converge.
An adaptation of the successful stage musical based on Victor Hugo's classic novel set in 19th-century France, in which a
paroled prisoner named Jean Valjean seeks redemption.
Adaptation of Jack Kerouac's On the Road, which chronicles Kerouac's years traveling the North American continent with his
friend Neal Cassady, a sideburned hero of the snowy West. As Sal Paradise and Dean Moriarty, the two roam the country in a
quest for self-knowledge and experience.
Based on a true story, The Impossible is the unforgettable account of a family caught, with tens of thousands of strangers, in
the mayhem of one of the worst natural catastrophes of our time. But the true-life terror is tempered by the unexpected
displays of compassion, courage and simple kindness that Maria and her family encounter during the darkest hours of their
lives. Both epic and intimate, devastating and uplifting, The Impossible is a journey to the core of the human heart.
It’s 1964, the Rolling Stones appear on television and three best friends from the suburbs of New Jersey decide to form a
rock band. Starring John Magaro, Jack Huston, Will Brill, Bella Heathcote, Brad Garrett, Christopher McDonald and James
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey follows title character Bilbo Baggins, who is swept into an epic quest to reclaim the lost
Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor, which was long ago conquered by the dragon Smaug. Approached out of the blue by the wizard
Gandalf the Grey, Bilbo finds himself joining a company of thirteen dwarves led by the legendary warrior Thorin Oakenshield.
Their journey will take them into the Wild; through treacherous lands swarming with Goblins and Orcs, deadly Wargs and
Giant Spiders, Shapeshifters and Sorcerers. Although their goal lies to the East and the wastelands of the Lonely Mountain,
first they must escape the goblin tunnels, where Bilbo meets the creature that will change his life forever... Gollum. Here,
alone with Gollum, on the shores of an underground lake, the unassuming Bilbo Baggins not only discovers depths of guile
and courage that surprise even him, he also gains possession of Gollum's precious ring that holds unexpected and useful
qualities... A simple, gold ring that is tied to the fate of all Middle-earth in ways Bilbo cannot begin to know.
Gerard Butler, Jessica Biel, Uma Thurman, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Dennis Quaid star in “Playing For Keeps,” a romantic
comedy about a charming, down-on-his luck former soccer star (Butler) who returns home to put his life back together.
Looking for a way to rebuild his relationship with his son, he gets roped into coaching the boy’s soccer team. But his attempts
to finally become an “adult” are met with hilarious challenges from the attractive “soccer moms” who pursue him at every turn.
Playing For Keeps is directed by Gabriele Muccino, the director of The Pursuit of Happiness.
Eric Bana and Olivia Wilde star as two fugitive siblings who come across a boxer (Charlie Hunnam) who was recently
released from prison. Treat Williams and Kate Mara will play a father and daughter who become involved in the plot. Sissy
Spacek and Kris Kristofferson will play the boxer's parents.
Academy Award nominees Bill Murray and Laura Linney star in a historical tale that uniquely explores the all-too-human side
of one of history’s iconic leaders. Blending literate wit and drama, “Hyde Park on Hudson” is directed by Roger Michell from a
screenplay by Richard Nelson. In June 1939, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt (played by Mr. Murray) readies to host the
King and Queen of England (Samuel West and Olivia Colman) for a weekend at the Roosevelt home at Hyde Park on
Hudson, in upstate New York – marking the first-ever visit of a reigning British monarch to America. As Britain faces imminent
war with Germany, the royals are desperately looking to FDR for U.S. support. But international affairs must be juggled with
the complexities of FDR’s domestic establishment, as his wife Eleanor (Olivia Williams), mother Sara (Elizabeth Wilson), and
secretary Missy (Elizabeth Marvel) will all play a part in making the royal weekend an unforgettable one.
London, 1962. Two teenage girls – Ginger & Rosa – are inseparable. They skip school together, talk about love, religion and
politics and dream of lives bigger than their mothers’ domesticity. But the growing threat of nuclear war casts a shadow over
their lives. Ginger (Elle Fanning) is drawn to poetry and protest, while Rosa (Alice Englert) shows Ginger how to smoke
cigarettes, kiss boys and pray. Both rebel against their mothers: Rosa’s single mum, Anoushka (Jodhi May), and Ginger’s
frustrated painter mother, Natalie (Christina Hendricks). Meanwhile, Ginger’s pacifist father, Roland (Alessandro Nivola)
seems a romantic, bohemian figure to the girls. He encourages Ginger’s ‘Ban-the-Bomb’ activism, while Rosa starts to take
a very different interest in him. As Ginger’s parents fight and fall apart, Ginger finds emotional sanctuary with a gay couple,
both named Mark (Timothy Spall and Oliver Platt), and their American friend, the poet Bella (Annette Bening).
Hitchcock is a love story about one of the most influential filmmakers of the last century, Alfred Hitchcock and his wife and
partner Alma Reville. The film takes place during the making of Hitchcock’s seminal movie Psycho.
In Red Dawn, a city in Washington state awakens to the surreal sight of foreign paratroopers dropping from the sky –
shockingly, the U.S. has been invaded and their hometown is the initial target. Quickly and without warning, the citizens find
themselves prisoners and their town under enemy occupation. Determined to fight back, a group of young patriots seek refuge
in the surrounding woods, training and reorganizing themselves into a guerilla group of fighters. Taking inspiration from their
high school mascot, they call themselves the Wolverines, banding together to protect one another, liberate their town from its
captors, and take back their freedom.
A 16 year-old Indian boy's passage to a new life in America aboard a freighter ends in a shipwreck in the Pacific. He is left to
fend for himself on a life raft with an orangutan, a hyena and a Bengal tiger.
Life doesn’t always go according to plan…Pat Solitano (Bradley Cooper) has lost everything -- his house, his job, and his
wife. He now finds himself living back with his mother (Jacki Weaver) and father (Robert DeNiro) after spending eight months
in a state institution on a plea bargain. Pat is determined to rebuild his life, remain positive and reunite with his wife, despite
the challenging circumstances of their separation. All Pat’s parents want is for him to get back on his feet - and to share their
family’s obsession with the Philadelphia Eagles football team. When Pat meets Tiffany (Jennifer Lawrence), a mysterious girl
with problems of her own, things get complicated. Tiffany offers to help Pat reconnect with his wife, but only if he'll do
something very important for her in return. As their deal plays out, an unexpected bond begins to form between them, and
silver linings appear in both of their lives.
The third collaboration of Academy Award nominee Keira Knightley with acclaimed director Joe Wright, following the award-
winning boxoffice successes “Pride & Prejudice” and “Atonement,” is a bold, theatrical new vision of the epic story of love,
adapted from Leo Tolstoy’s timeless novel by Academy Award winner Tom Stoppard (“Shakespeare in Love”). The story
powerfully explores the capacity for love that surges through the human heart. As Anna (Ms. Knightley) questions her
happiness and marriage, change comes to all around her.
Juan Pablo Garcia woke up a December morning to deliver his application to Harvard. He came home to rest before a night
of legendary party and a great summer ahead of him. When he woke up, the entire city was empty.
While following a day in the life of Mr. Oscar as he attends several appointments, things quickly unravel and spiral out of
control, abandoning all sense of logic or sanity. Fans of Carax's 'Mierde' segment of Fantastic Fest 2008 hit TOKYO! will be
right back at home.
Both traveling for work, in a city in which neither lives, a man and a woman have a one-night stand. Months later, in another
city, they run into each other in a hotel restaurant and sleep together a second time. Though she's married and he has a
girlfriend, they decide to keep meeting. This begins an unexpected love that slowly evolves into a profound relationship and
threatens to impact everything else in their lives.
In picturesque Montmarte, three children wearing a yellow star play in the streets, oblivious to the darkness spreading over
Nazi-occupied France. Their parents do not seem too concerned either, somehow putting their trust in the Vichy Government.
But beyond this view, much is going on. Hitler demands that the French government round up its Jews and put them on trains
for the extermination camps in the East. The collaborators start to put the plan into effect and within a short time, 13,000 of
Paris's Jews, among them 4,000 children, will be rounded up and sent on a road with no return. The fateful date: July 16th,
1942, 68 years ago.
As the Civil War continues to rage, America's president struggles with continuing carnage on the battlefield and as he fights
with many inside his own cabinet on the decision to emancipate the slaves.
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