Saving Mr. Banks

2013-12-13 | Historical Comedy Drama Film | PG-13 by MPAA

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Synopsis: Two-time Academy Award-winner Emma Thompson and fellow double Oscar-winner Tom Hanks topline Disney’s “Saving Mr. Banks,” inspired by the extraordinary, untold backstory of how Disney’s classic “Mary Poppins” made it to the screen.

When Walt Disney’s daughters begged him to make a movie of their favorite book, P.L. Travers’ “Mary Poppins,” he made them a promise-one that he didn’t realize would take 20 years to keep. In his quest to obtain the rights, Walt comes up against a curmudgeonly, uncompromising writer who has absolutely no intention of letting her beloved magical nanny get mauled by the Hollywood machine. But, as the books stop selling and money grows short, Travers reluctantly agrees to go to Los Angeles to hear Disney’s plans for the adaptation.

For those two short weeks in 1961, Walt Disney pulls out all the stops. Armed with imaginative storyboards and chirpy songs from the talented Sherman brothers, Walt launches an all-out onslaught on P.L. Travers, but the prickly author doesn’t budge. He soon begins to watch helplessly as Travers becomes increasingly immovable and the rights begin to move further away from his grasp.

It is only when he reaches into his own childhood that Walt discovers the truth about the ghosts that haunt her, and together they set Mary Poppins free to ultimately make one of the most endearing films in cinematic history.

Certification: PG-13 by MPAA

EFW Ratings: 8

Genre(s): Historical Comedy Drama Film

Director(s): John Lee Hancock

Producer(s): Alison Owen, Ian Collie, Philip Steuer

Starring: Tom Hanks, Emma Thompson, Colin Farrell, Ruth Wilson, Rachel Griffiths, Annie Buckley, Bradley Whitford, Jason Schwartzman, B.J. Novak, Paul Giamatti, Kathy Baker

Story by: Kelly Marcel, Sue Smith

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Music by: Thomas Newman

Banner / Studio: Walt Disney Pictures, BBC Films, Essential Media, Ruby Films, Hopscotch Featuresand

Distributed by: Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

Language(s): English

Country: USA, UK, Australia

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The Book Thief

2013-11-08 | Drama Film | PG-13 by MPAA

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Synopsis: Based on the beloved bestselling book, The Book Thief tells the inspirational story of a spirited and courageous young girl who transforms the lives of everyone around her when she is sent to live with a new family in World War II Germany.

Certification: PG-13 by MPAA

EFW Ratings: 8

Genre(s): Drama Film

Director(s): Brian Percival

Producer(s): Ken Blancato, Karen Rosenfelt

Starring: Sophie Nelisse, Geoffrey Rush, Emily Watson, Ben Schnetzer, Nico Liersch, Joachim Paul Assbock, Sandra Nedeleff, Hildegard Schroedter, Rafael Gareisen, Gotthard Lange, Godehard Giese, Roger Allam, Barbara Auer, Heike Makatsch

Story by: Michael Petroni, based on The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

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Music by: John Williams

Banner / Studio: Babelsberg Studios

Distributed by: 20th Century Fox

Language(s): English

Country: USA

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Homefront

2013-11-27 | Action Thriller film | R by MPAA

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Synopsis: Homefront stars Jason Statham as former drug enforcement agent, Phil Broker, a family man who moves off the grid with his daughter, to a seemingly quiet bayou backwater to escape his troubled past. However, Broker’s world soon becomes anything but quiet once he discovers that an underbelly of drugs and violence riddles the small town. Soon, a sociopathic methamphetamine kingpin, Gator Bodine (James Franco) puts Broker and his daughter in harm’s way forcing Broker back into action in order to save his family and the town.
With the screenplay written by Sylvester Stallone, who first established worldwide recognition as a writer when his screenplay Rocky, won the Academy Award in 1976 for Best Picture, Homefront is based on the book by Chuck Logan. The action-thriller is directed by Gary Fleder (Runaway Jury, Kiss the Girls) and produced by Stallone alongside Kevin King Templeton and John Thompson, with Trevor Short and Avi Lerner executive producing through Millennium Films. Kate Bosworth, Winona Ryder, Frank Grillo and Izabela Vidovic also star.

Certification: R by MPAA

EFW Ratings: 7

Genre(s): Action Thriller film

Director(s): Gary Fleder

Producer(s): Avi Lerner, Sylvester Stallone, Kevin King Templeton, John Thompson

Starring: Jason Statham, James Franco, Winona Ryder, Kate Bosworth, Chuck Zito, Frank Grillo, Rachelle Lefevre, Clancy Brown, Christa Campbell, Stuart Greer, Omar Benson Miller, Izabela Vidovic

Story by: Based on Homefront by Chuck Logan

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Music by: Mark Isham

Banner / Studio: Millennium Films, Nu Image, Endgame Releasing

Distributed by: Open Road Films

Language(s): English

Country: USA

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Out of the Furnace

2013-12-06 | Thriller Film | R by MPAA

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Synopsis: From Scott Cooper, the critically-acclaimed writer and director of Crazy Heart, comes a gripping and gritty drama about family, fate, circumstance, and justice. Russell Baze (Christian Bale) has a rough life: he works a dead-end blue collar job at the local steel mill by day, and cares for his terminally ill father by night. When Russell’s brother Rodney (Casey Affleck) returns home from serving time in Iraq, he gets lured into one of the most ruthless crime rings in the Northeast and mysteriously disappears. The police fail to crack the case, so – with nothing left to lose – Russell takes matters into his own hands, putting his life on the line to seek justice for his brother. The impressive cast of Christian Bale and Woody Harrelson are rounded out by Casey Affleck, Forest Whitaker, Willem Dafoe, Zoe Saldana and Sam Shepard.

Certification: R by MPAA

EFW Ratings: 8

Genre(s): Thriller Film

Director(s): Scott Cooper

Producer(s): Jennifer Davisson Killoran, Leonardo DiCaprio, Ryan Kavanaugh, Ridley Scott, Michael Costigan

Starring: Christian Bale, Casey Affleck, Woody Harrelson, Zoe Saldana, Forest Whitaker, Willem Dafoe, Sam Shepard

Story by: Brad Ingelsby, Scott Cooper

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Music by: Dickon Hinchliffe, Eddie Vedder

Banner / Studio: Appian Way, Scott Free, Relativity Media

Distributed by: Relativity Media

Language(s): English

Country: USA

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Delivery Man

2013-11-22 | Comedy Film | PG-13 by MPAA

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Synopsis: An affable underachiever finds out he’s fathered 533 children through anonymous donations to a fertility clinic 20 years ago. Now he must decide whether or not to come forward when 142 of them file a lawsuit to reveal his identity.

Certification: PG-13 by MPAA

EFW Ratings: 7

Genre(s): Comedy Film

Director(s): Ken Scott

Producer(s): Andre Rouleau

Starring: Vince Vaughn, Chris Pratt, Cobie Smulders, Andrzej Blumenfeld, Simon Delaney, Bobby Moynihan, Dave Patten, Adam Chanler-Berat, Britt Robertson, Jack Reynor, Amos Vanderpoel

Story by: Ken Scott Martin Petit

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Music by: Jon Brion

Banner / Studio: Touchstone Pictures, DreamWorks Pictures, Reliance Entertainment

Distributed by: Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

Language(s): English

Country: USA

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Godzilla

2014-05-16 | Science Fiction Monster Film | PG-13 by MPAA

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Synopsis: An epic rebirth to Toho’s iconic Godzilla, this spectacular adventure pits the world’s most famous monster against malevolent creatures who, bolstered by humanity’s scientific arrogance, threaten our very existence.

Certification: PG-13 by MPAA

Genre(s): Science Fiction Monster Film

Director(s): Gareth Edwards

Producer(s): Jon Jashni, Mary Parent, Brian Rogers, Thomas Tull

Starring: Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Bryan Cranston, Elizabeth Olsen, Ken Watanabe, Juliette Binoche, David Strathairn, Richard T. Jones, Victor Rasuk, Akira Takarada, Sally Hawkins, Yuki Morita, CJ Adams, Jared Keeso, Patrick Sabongui, Al Sapienza, Brian Markinson, Carson Bolde, Ken Yamamura, Raj K. Bose, Christian Tessier, Warren Takeuchi, Anthony Konechny, Primo Allon, Jeric Ross, Jake Cunanan

Story by: David Callaham, Max Borenstein

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Music by: Alexandre Desplat

Banner / Studio: Legendary Pictures

Distributed by: Warner Bros. Pictures, Toho

Language(s): English

Country: USA

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Inside Llewyn Davis

2013-12-06 | Comedy Drama Film | R by MPAA

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Certification: R by MPAA

EFW Ratings: 8

Genre(s): Comedy Drama Film

Director(s): Joel Coen, Ethan Coen

Producer(s): Scott Rudin, Ethan Coen, Joel Coen

Starring: Oscar Isaac, Carey Mulligan, John Goodman, Garrett Hedlund, Justin Timberlake, F. Murray Abraham, Stark Sands, Jeanine Seralles, Adam Driver, Ethan Phillips, Alex Karpovsky, Max Casella

Story by: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen

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Banner / Studio: Mike Zoss Productions, Scott Rudin Productions, StudioCanal

Distributed by: CBS Films, StudioCanal

Language(s): English

Country: USA

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Yaariyan

2014-01-10 | Romance |

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Genre(s): Romance

Director(s): Divya Khosla Kumar

Producer(s): Bhushan Kumar, Krishan Kumar

Starring: Himansh Kohli, Serah Singh, Dev Sharma, Rakul Preet Singh, Nicole Faria, Shreyas Pardiwalla, Evelyn Sharma, Gulshan Grover, Deepti Naval, Sayali Bhagat

Story by: Divya Khosla Kumar

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Music by: Pritam, Mithoon, Arko Pravo Mukherjee, Honey Singh

Lyrics by: Irshad Kamil, Amitabh Bhattacharya

Banner / Studio: Super Cassettes Industries Limited

Distributed by: Super Cassettes Industries Limited

Language(s): Hindi

Country: India

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Huff! – It’s Too Much

2013-11-08 | Romantic Comedy | U/A by CBFC

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Certification: U/A by CBFC

Genre(s): Romantic Comedy

Director(s): Pushkar Jog

Producer(s): Sandip Patel

Starring: Pushkar Jog, Armeena Rana Khan, Omar Khan, Niks Vaja, Mona Kiren, Humayun Zubairi

Story by: Pushkar Jog, Renu Patel

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Music by: Saii-Piyush

Singer(s): Lucky Ali, Salim Merchant, Adnan Sami, Clinton Cerejo, Kunal Ganjawala, Mahalaxmi Iyer, Suzanne DMello, Marianne Dcruz

Lyrics by: Sarim Momin, Pushkar Jog

Banner / Studio: Genlock Films and Goosebumps Entertainment

Distributed by: Genlock Films and Goosebumps Entertainment

Language(s): Hindi

Country: India

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Mr Joe B. Carvalho

2014-01-03 | Comedy | U/A by CBFC

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Synopsis: Arshad Warsi as Mr Joe B. Carvalho average corny go lucky private eye in the quest for a truly challenging case that can bring in money and fame and change his fortunes for good. Shakti Kapoor as Khurana hand him over a case to find his eloped daughter. Meanwhile Joe’s ex-girlfriend Inspector Soha Ali Khan as Shantipriya Phadnis is chasing an international criminal Jaaved Jaaferi as Carlos international terrorist who is in the town with a big murder plotting. A local underworld don Vijay Raaz as MK has been roped in to help Carlos but with intentions of killing him. The detective-inspector-don ends up in the terrorist’s hotel room and Joe is mistaken as Carlos. Both MK and Shantipriya are now on his trail, whereas clueless Joe ends up spying on a wrong girl. This starts a conspiracy that is enough to drive every one crazy.

Certification: U/A by CBFC

EFW Ratings: 3

Genre(s): Comedy

Director(s): Samir Tewari

Producer(s): Bhola Ram Malviya, Shital Malviya

Starring: Arshad Warsi, Soha Ali Khan, Jaaved Jaaferi, Vijay Raaz, Shakti Kapoor, Vrajesh Hirjee, Rajesh Balwani, Geeta Basra, Karishma Kotak, Ranjeet, Himani Shivpuri, Manoj Joshi, Snehal Dhabi, Virendra Saxena, Babul Supriyo

Story by: Mahesh Ramchandani

Edited by: Dharmendra Sharma

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Music by: Amartya Rahut

Singer(s): Shefali Alvaris, Amartya Rahut, Pinky Maidasani, Neeraj Shridhar, Subhajit Mukherjee, Humsika Iyer, Javed Jaffrey

Lyrics by: Amitabh Bhattacharya, Virag Mishra, Puneet Sharma

Banner / Studio: B.R Entertainment

Distributed by: B.R Entertainment

Language(s): Hindi

Country: India

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