March 2, 2012 Movie Releases
Being Flynn (R)
Director: Paul Weitz
A Dramatic Comedy starring Robert De Niro, Paul Dano, Julianne Moore
Working in a Boston homeless shelter, Nick Flynn re-encounters his father, a con man and self-proclaimed poet. Sensing trouble in his own life, Nick wrestles with the notion of reaching out yet again to his dad.
Director: Taiki Waititi
A Dramatic Comedy starring James Rolleston
Set on the east coast of New Zealand in the year 1984, Boy, an 11-year-old kid and devout Michael Jackson fan gets a chance to know his father, who has returned to find a bag of money he buried years ago.
Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax (PG)
Universal Pictures (3D/2D theaters and IMAX 3D)
Directors: Chris Renaud, Kyle Balda
An Animated Adventure with the voices of Danny DeVito, Zac Efron, Betty White
A 12-year-old boy searches for the one thing that will enable him to win the affection of the girl of his dreams. To find it he must discover the story of the Lorax, the grumpy yet charming creature who fights to protect his world.
Project X (R)
Warner Bros. Pictures
Director: Nima Nourizadeh
A Comedy starring Kirby Bliss Blanton, Jonathan Daniel Brown, Oliver Cooper
3 high school seniors throw a birthday party to make a name for themselves. As the night progresses, things spiral out of control as word of the party spreads.
The Salt of Life
Director: Gianna Di Gregorio
A Comedy starring Gianna Di Gregorio, Valerio Attanasio
The Snowtown Murders
Director Justin Kurzel
A Thriller starring Louise Harris, Daniel Henshall, Lucas Pittaway
Based on true events, 16 year-old Jamie falls in with his mother’s new boyfriend and his crowd of self-appointed neighborhood watchmen, a relationship that leads to a spree of torture and murder.
Tim & Eric’s Billion Dollar Movie (R)
Magnet Releasing (Magnolia Pictures)
Directors: Tim Heidecker, Eric Wareheim
A Comedy starring Tim Heidecker, Eric Wareheim, Will Ferrell, Zach Galifianakis, Jeff Goldblum, Erica Durance
Two guys get a billion dollars to make a movie, only to watch their dream run off course. In order to make the money back, they then attempt to revitalize a failing shopping mall.
March 9, 2012 Movie Releases
A Thousand Words (PG-13)
Director: Brian Robbins
A Dramedy starring Eddie Murphy, Cliff Curtis, Kerry Washington
A Bodhi tree sprouts up on the property of literary agent Jack McCall after he stretches the truth on a book deal with a guru. Seeing that a leaf from the tree falls to the ground with each word he speaks, Jack must learn the power of the spoken word or suffer the consequences.
The Decoy Bride
Director: Sheree Folkson
A Dramatic Comedy starring David Tennant, Alice Eve, Kelly Macdonald
When the world’s media descend on the remote Scottish island where a Hollywood actress is attempting to get married, a local girl is hired as a decoy bride to put the paparazzi off the scent.
Sony Pictures Classic
Director: Joseph Cedar
A Drama starring Shlomo Bar Aba, Alisa Rosen, Alma Zak
Eliezer and Uriel Shkolnik are father and son as well as rival professors in Talmudic Studies. When both men learn that Eliezer will be lauded for his work, their complicated relationship reaches a new peak.
Friends With Kids
Lionsgate, Roadside Attractions
Director: Jennifer Westfeldt
A Comedy starring Adam Scott, Jennifer Westfeldt, Jon Hamm
Two best friends decide to have a child together while keeping their relationship platonic, so they can avoid the toll kids can take on romantic relationships.
Jiro Dreams of Sushi (PG)
Director: David Gelb
A Documentary starring Jiro Ono, Sukiyabashi Ono
A documentary on 85-year-old sushi master Jiro Ono, his business in the basement of a Tokyo office building, and his relationship with his son and eventual heir, Sukiyabashi.
John Carter (PG-13)
Walt Disney Pictures
(3D/2D theaters and IMAX 3D)
Director: Andrew Stanton
A Sci-fi Action Adventure starring Taylor Kitsch, Bryan Cranston, Willem Dafoe
Transplanted to Mars, a Civil War vet discovers a lush planet inhabited by 12-foot tall barbarians. Finding himself a prisoner of these creatures, he escapes, only to encounter a princess who is in desperate need of a savior.
Magnet Releasing (Magnolia Pictures)
Director: Michael A. Nickles
A Thrilling Horror starring Christian Slater, Toby Hemmingway, Johnny Pacar
A cop investigates the case of a missing local teen, though he discovers a dark secret that has been unleashed in his town, and an evil spirit that will stop at nothing to find its heir.
Playing the Field
Director: Gabriele Muccino
A Dramatic Sports Comedy starring Gerard Butler, Jessica Biel, Dennis Quaid
A former professional athlete with a weak past tries to redeem himself by coaching his son’s soccer team, only to find himself unable to resist when in scoring position with his players’ restless and gorgeous moms.
Salmon Fishing in the Yemen (PG-13)
Director: Simon Beaufoy
A Dramatic Comedy starring Emily Blunt, Ewan McGregor, Kristin Scott Thomas
A fisheries expert is approached by a consultant to help realize a sheik’s vision of bringing the sport of fly-fishing to the desert and embarks on an upstream journey of faith and fish to prove the impossible possible.
Seeking Justice (R)
Anchor Bay Films
Director: Robert Tannen
An Action-Thriller starring Nicolas Cage, January Jones, Guy Pearce
Silent House (R)
Open Road Films
Directors: Chris Kentis, Laura Lau
A Thrilling Horror starring Elizabeth Olsen, Adam Trese, Haley Murphy
Trapped inside her family’s lakeside retreat, a young woman is terrorized.
March 16, 2012 Movie Releases
21 Jump Street
Columbia Pictures (Sony)
Directors: Phil Lord, Christopher Miller
An Action-Comedy starring Channing Tatum, Jonah Hill, Johnny Depp
A pair of underachieving cops are sent back to a local high school to blend in and bring down a synthetic drug ring. Remember 1987, when Johnny Depp was a TV star with only three movie roles to his name? Now he’s pulling a Jonathan Frid with a cameo appearance in the movie version of the show that brought him fame.
The Weinstein Company
Director: Jim Field Smith
A Comedy starring Jennifer Gardner, Hugh Jackman, Olivia Wilde
In small-town Iowa, an adopted girl discovers her talent for butter carving and finds herself pitted against an ambitious local woman in their town’s annual contest.
Casa de mi Padre (R)
Director: Matt Piedmont
A Comedy starring Will Ferrell, Diego Luna, Efren Ramirez
Scheming on a way to save their father’s ranch, the Alvarez brothers find themselves in a war with Mexico’s most feared drug lord.
Director: Tony Kaye
A Drama starring Adrien Brody, Bryan Cranston, Lucy Liu, James Caan
A substitute teacher who drifts from classroom to classroom finds a connection to the students and teachers during his latest assignment.
Jeff, Who Lives at Home (R)
Directors: Jay Duplass, Mark Duplass
A Dramatic Comedy starring Jason Segal, Ed Helms, Susan Sarandon
The first step to finding your destiny is leaving your mother’s basement. Dispatched from his basement room on an errand for his mother, slacker Jeff might discover his destiny (finally) when he spends the day with his brother as he tracks his possibly adulterous wife.
The Kid With a Bike (PG-13)
Directors: Luc Dardenne, Jean-Pierre Dardenne
A Dramedy starring Cecil de France, Thomas Doret,
Abandoned by his father, a young boy is left in a state-run youth farm. In a random act of kindness, the town hairdresser agrees to foster him on weekends.
March 23, 2012 Movie Releases
4:44 Last Day on Earth
Director: Abel Ferrara
A Drama starring Willem DeFoe, Shanyn Leigh
How would we spend our final hours on Earth? And what does how we choose to die say about how we have chosen to live?
The Deep Blue Sea
Music Box Films
Director: Terence Davies
A Romantic Drama starring Rachel Weisz, Tom Hiddleston, Simon Russell Beale
The wife of a British Judge is caught in a self-destructive love affair with a Royal Air Force pilot.
The Hunger Games
Director: Gary Ross
(2D theater and IMAX)
A Dramatic Sci-fi Action film starring Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Donald Sutherland
Set in a future where the Capitol selects a boy and girl from the twelve districts to fight to the death on live television, Katniss Everdeen volunteers to take her younger sister’s place for the latest match.
October Baby (PG-13)
Samuel Goldwyn Films
Directors: Jon Erwin, Andrew Erwin
A Drama starring Rachel Hendrix, Jason Burkey, Jasmine Guy, John Schneider
As the curtain rises, Hannah hesitantly steps onto the stage for her theatrical debut in college. Yet before her first lines, she collapses. Countless medical tests all point to one underlying factor: Hannah’s difficult birth. This revelation is nothing compared to discovering that she was actually adopted… after a failed abortion attempt.
The Raid (R)
Sony Pictures Classic
Director: Gareth Evans
An Action film starring Iko Uwais, Doni Alamsyah, Joe Taslim
A SWAT team becomes trapped in a tenement run by a ruthless mobster and his army of killers and thugs.
March 30, 2012 Movie Releases
The Weinstein Company
Director: Lee Hirsch
A documentary on peer-to-peer bullying in schools across America.
Dark Tide (PG-13)
Wrekin Hill Entertainment
Director: John Stockwell
A Dramatic Action Thriller starring Halle Berry, Oliver Martinez
Kate is a shark expert whose business has been failing since a shark attack killed a fellow diver under her command. Kate is haunted by the memory of the attack and unable to get back into the water. With bills piling up and the bank about to foreclose on Kate’s boat, Kate’s ex-boyfriend Jeff presents her with a lucrative opportunity: lead a thrill-seeking millionaire businessman on a dangerous shark dive…outside the cage.
Director: Michael Dowse
A Sports Comedy starring Seann William Scott, Jay Baruchel, Leiv Schreiber
Labeled an outcast by his brainy family, a bouncer overcomes long odds to lead a team of underperforming misfits to semi-pro hockey glory, beating the crap out of everything that stands in his way.
Director: Juan Carlos Fresnadillo
A Thrilling Horror starring Clive Owen, Carice Van Houten
Two children living in different countries are visited nightly by a faceless being who wants to take possession of them.
Mirror Mirror (PG)
Director: Tarsem Singh
A Comedy starring Lily Collins, Julia Roberts, Nathan Lane
An evil queen steals control of a kingdom and an exiled princess enlists the help of seven resourceful rebels to win back her birthright.
Wrath of the Titans (3D/2D theaters and IMAX)
Warner Bros. Pictures
Director: Jonathan Liebesman
An Action Adventure starring Sam Worthington, Bill Nighy, Liam Neeson
Perseus embarks on a treacherous quest into the underworld to rescue Zeus, who has been targeted for capture by his traitorous son, Ares, and his brother, Hades.
Director: Richard Linklater
A Dramatic Comedy starring Jack Black, Matthew McConaughey, Rip Torn, Shirley MacLaine
Jack Black plays Bernie, the beloved mortician in a small Texas town. MacLaine is the town’s richest, meanest widow, and even she adores him. No one will say a bad word about Bernie – even after he commits a very nasty crime.
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