Grudge Match

2013-12-25 | Sports Comedy Film | PG-13 by MPAA

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Synopsis: Award-winning movie legends Oscar winner Robert De Niro (“Raging Bull,” “Silver Linings Playbook”) and Oscar nominee Sylvester Stallone (the “Rocky” films, “The Expendables”) star as old boxing rivals who come out of retirement for one final match. De Niro and Stallone play Billy “The Kid” McDonnen and Henry “Razor” Sharp, two local Pittsburgh fighters whose fierce rivalry put them in the national spotlight. Each had scored a victory against the other during their heyday, but in 1983, on the eve of their decisive third match, Razor suddenly announced his retirement, refusing to explain why but effectively delivering a knock-out punch to both their careers. Thirty years later, boxing promoter Dante Slate Jr., seeing big dollar signs, makes them an offer they can’t refuse: to re-enter the ring and settle the score once and for all. But they may not have to wait that long: on their first encounter in decades, their long-festering feud erupts into an unintentionally hilarious melee that instantly goes viral. The sudden social media frenzy transforms their local grudge match into a must-see HBO event. Now, if they can just survive the training, they may actually live to fight again.

Certification: PG-13 by MPAA

Genre(s): Sports Comedy Film

Director(s): Peter Segal

Producer(s): Peter Segal, Michael Ewing, Bill Gerber, Mark Steven Johnson, Ravi D. Mehta

Starring: Robert De Niro, Sylvester Stallone, Kevin Hart, Alan Arkin, Kim Basinger, Jon Bernthal

Story by: Tim Kelleher

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Music by: Trevor Rabin

Banner / Studio: Gerber Pictures

Distributed by: Warner Bros.

Language(s): English

Country: USA

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Walking with Dinosaurs

2013-12-14 | Family Adventure Film | PG by MPAA

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Synopsis: The Alexornis bird Alex narrating three Pachyrhinosaurus named Patchi, Scowler, and Juniper who grow from infants into their adulthood. Alex has a symbiotic relationship with Pachyrhinosaurus. Patchi leads the herd in migrating, and they also encounter the predator Gorgon the Gorgosaurus.

Certification: PG by MPAA

EFW Ratings: 7

Genre(s): Family Adventure Film

Director(s): Neil Nightingale, Barry Cook

Producer(s): Mike Devlin, Luke Hetherington, Amanda Hill, Deepak Nayar

Starring: John Leguizamo, Justin Long, Tiya Sircar, Skyler Stone

Story by: John Collee

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Music by: Paul Leonard-Morgan

Banner / Studio: BBC Earth, Evergreen Films

Distributed by: 20th Century Fox

Language(s): English

Country: USA, UK, Australia

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Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues

2013-12-18 | Comedy Film | PG-13 by MPAA

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Synopsis: After the 1970s brought prosperity to the Channel four news team, the group disbands and hits rock bottom until a 24-hour news channel is being put together and the group is recruited to join the channel.

Certification: PG-13 by MPAA

EFW Ratings: 8

Genre(s): Comedy Film

Director(s): Adam McKay

Producer(s): Judd Apatow, Will Ferrell, Adam McKay

Starring: Will Ferrell, Steve Carell, Paul Rudd, David Koechner, Christina Applegate, Luke Wilson, Vince Vaughn, Fred Willard, Chris Parnell, Kristen Wiig, James Marsden, Meagan Good, Harrison Ford, Dylan Baker, Greg Kinnear, Josh Lawson, Judah Nelson

Story by: Will Ferrell, Adam McKay

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Music by: Andrew Feltenstein, John Nau

Banner / Studio: Apatow Productions, Gary Sanchez Productions

Distributed by: Paramount Pictures

Language(s): English

Country: USA

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The Wolf of Wall Street

2013-12-25 | Biographical Black Comedy | R by MPAA

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Synopsis: Martin Scorsese directs the story of New York stockbroker Jordan Belfort (Leonardo DiCaprio). From the American dream to corporate greed, Belfort goes from penny stocks and righteousness to IPOs and a life of corruption in the late 80s. Excess success and affluence in his early twenties as founder of the brokerage firm Stratton Oakmont warranted Belfort the title – “The Wolf of Wall Street.”
Money. Power. Women. Drugs. Temptations were for the taking and the threat of authority was irrelevant. For Jordan and his wolf pack, modesty was quickly deemed overrated and more was never enough.

Certification: R by MPAA

Genre(s): Biographical Black Comedy

Director(s): Martin Scorsese

Producer(s): Martin Scorsese, Leonardo DiCaprio, Riza Aziz, Joey McFarland, Emma Koskoff

Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill, Matthew McConaughey, Jean Dujardin, Margot Robbie, Kyle Chandler, Rob Reiner, Jon Favreau, Jon Bernthal, Cristin Milioti, Christine Ebersole, Kenneth Choi, Joanna Lumley, Spike Jonze, Ethan Suplee, Martin Klebba, Katarina Cas, P. J. Byrne, Madison McKinley, Barry Rothbart

Story by: Based on: The Wolf of Wall Street by Jordan Belfort

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Music by: Howard Shore

Banner / Studio: Red Granite Pictures, Appian Way Productions, Sikelia Productions, Emjag Productions

Distributed by: Paramount Pictures, Universal Pictures

Language(s): English

Country: USA

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Highway

2014-02-21 | Romantic Drama |

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Synopsis: Story of two different characters, who travel at National Highway throughout six different states.
A girl. A city girl – young, full of life – is on the highway at night. With her fiance. They are scheduled to get married in four days. Suddenly, her life is swung away from the brocade and jewelry of marriage to the harsh brutality of abduction. She is taken away by this group of rustic criminals. Her life will never be the same again.

The same night, the gang is in panic. The girl is a big industrialist’s daughter. His links in the corridors of power make ransom out of the question. They are doomed. But the leader of this group is adamant. For him sending her back is not an option. He will do whatever it takes to see this through.

Days pass. These are days of unbelievable horror for her. But, as the Tempo runs and miles turn, as the scenery changes, the light changes, the sun sets and rises and the air changes, she feels that she has changed as well.

Gradually, a strange bond begins to develop between the victim and the oppressor. It is in this captivity that she, for the first time in her life, feels free. But they are not made for each other. She does not want to return to where she came from. She does not want to reach where he is taking her. She wishes this journey to never end.

Maybe the Highway will not really change her; she will go on with her life like everyone else. Maybe this feeling is just a passing phase. Maybe not.

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Genre(s): Romantic Drama

Director(s): Imtiaz Ali

Producer(s): Window Seat Films

Starring: Randeep Hooda, Alia Bhatt

Story by: Imtiaz Ali

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Music by: A. R. Rahman

Lyrics by: Irshad Kamil

Banner / Studio: Window Seat Films, Nadiadwala Grandson Entertainment

Distributed by: UTV Motion Pictures

Language(s): Hindi

Country: India

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Hasee Toh Phasee

2014-02-07 | Romantic Comedy |

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Genre(s): Romantic Comedy

Director(s): Vinil Mathew

Producer(s): Karan Johar, Anurag Kashyap

Starring: Sidharth Malhotra, Parineeti Chopra, Adah Sharma, Sharat Saxena, Manoj Joshi

Story by: Harshavardhan Kulkarni

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Music by: Vishal-Shekhar

Lyrics by: Kumaar, Amitabh Bhattacharya

Banner / Studio: Phantom Films

Distributed by: Dharma Productions

Language(s): Hindi

Country: India

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Dallas Buyers Club

2013-11-01 | Biographical Drama Film | R by MPAA

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Synopsis: Matthew McConaughey stars in DALLAS BUYERS CLUB as real-life Texas cowboy Ron Woodroof, whose free-wheeling life was overturned in 1985 when he was diagnosed as HIV-positive and given 30 days to live. These were the early days of the AIDS epidemic, and the U.S. was divided over how to combat the virus. Ron, now shunned and ostracized by many of his old friends, and bereft of government-approved effective medicines, decided to take matters in his own hands, tracking down alternative treatments from all over the world by means both legal and illegal. Bypassing the establishment, the entrepreneurial Woodroof joined forces with an unlikely band of renegades and outcasts – who he once would have shunned – and established a hugely successful “buyers’ club.” Their shared struggle for dignity and acceptance is a uniquely American story of the transformative power of resilience.

Certification: R by MPAA

EFW Ratings: 8.5

Genre(s): Biographical Drama Film

Director(s): Jean-Marc Vallee

Producer(s): Robbie Brenner, Nathan Ross, Rachel Rothman

Starring: Matthew McConaughey, Jennifer Garner, Jared Leto, Steve Zahn, Dallas Roberts, Michael O’Neill, Denis O’Hare, Griffin Dunne, Jane McNeill, James DuMont, Bradford Cox, Kevin Rankin, Lawrence Turner, Matthew Thompson, Adam Dunn

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Banner / Studio: Truth Entertainment, Voltage Pictures

Distributed by: Focus Features

Language(s): English

Country: USA

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Black Nativity

2013-11-27 | Musical Drama Film | PG by MPAA

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Synopsis: Teenage Langston is sent to spend the holidays with his estranged relatives in New York City, where he embarks on a surprising and inspirational journey and along with his new friends, and a little divine intervention, he discovers the true meaning of faith, healing, and family.

Certification: PG by MPAA

EFW Ratings: 4.5

Genre(s): Musical Drama Film

Director(s): Kasi Lemmons

Producer(s): William Horberg, T. D. Jakes, Galt Niederhoffer, Celine Rattray, Trudie Styler

Starring: Forest Whitaker, Angela Bassett, Tyrese Gibson, Jennifer Hudson, Mary J. Blige, Vondie Curtis-Hall, Nas, Jacob Latimore

Story by: Black Nativity by Langston Hughes

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Banner / Studio: Maven Pictures

Distributed by: Fox Searchlight Pictures

Language(s): English

Country: USA

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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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