What’s Hitting The Big Screen This Week?


Movies that are to be released on January 14th and 16th, 2015.



Cast: Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins, Julie Walters, Nicole Kidman, Ben Whishaw, Jim Broadbent

Director: Paul King

Writers: Hamish McColl, Michael Bond

Genre: Animation / Family

Runtime: 95 mins.

Plot: A young English boy befriends a talking bear he finds at a London train station. A live-action feature based on the series of popular children’s books by Michael Bond.



Cast: Chris Hemsworth, Viola Davis, Tang Wei, Wang Leehom

Director: Michael Mann

Writers: Morgan David Foehl, Michael Mann

Genre: Action / Crime / Drama

Runtime: N/A

Plot: A man is released from prison to help American and Chinese authorities pursue a mysterious cyber criminal. The dangerous search leads them from Chicago to Hong Kong.



Cast: Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting, Cloris Leachman, Jenifer Lewis, Kevin Hart, Olivia Thirlby, Mimi Rogers, Josh Gad, Ken Howard

Director: Jeremy Garelick

Writers: Jeremy Garelick, Jay Lavender

Genre: Comedy

Runtime: 101 mins.

Plot: A shy young groom needs to impress his in-laws, so he turns to a best-man-for-hire to help him out.



Cast: Julianne Moore, Alec Baldwin, Kristen Stewart, Kate Bosworth

Directors: Richard Glatzer, Wash Westmoreland

Writers: Richard Glatzer, Wash Westmoreland

Genre: Drama

Runtime: 101 mins.

Plot: Alice Howland, happily married with three grown children, is a renowned linguistics professor who starts to forget words. When she receives a devastating diagnosis, Alice and her family find their bonds tested.



Cast: Ewan McGregor, Brenton Thwaites, Alicia Vikander, Matt Nable

Director: Julius Avery

Writers: Julius Avery, John Collee

Genre: Action / Crime / Drama

Runtime: 108 mins.

Plot: Locked up for a minor crime, 19 year old JR quickly learns the harsh realities of prison life. Protection, if you can get it, is paramount. JR soon finds himself under the watchful eye of Australia’s most notorious criminal, Brendan Lynch. But protection comes at a price. Lynch and his crew have plans for their young protegee. Upon release, JR must help secure Lynch’s freedom, staging a daring prison break. As a reward, he’s invited to join the crew as they plan a gold heist that promises to deliver millions. However, as things start to go wrong, a deadly game of cat and mouse ensues. JR finds himself unsure of whom he can trust and on a collision course with his former mentor.



Cast: Bruce Willis, Thomas Jane, Ambyr Childers, Byran Greenberg, Jonathon Schaech.

Director: Brian A. Miller

Writers: Jeremy Passmore, Andre Fabrizio

Genre: Sci-Fi / Action

Runtime: 96 mins.

Plot: Bruce Willis stars in this Sci-Fi thriller about ultimate resort: VICE, where customers can play out their wildest fantasies with artificial inhabitants who look like humans.


Spare Parts Movie

Cast: George Lopez, Jamie Lee Curtis, Carlos Penavega, Marisa Tomei, Carlos Pena

Director: Sean McNamara

Writers: Joshua Davis, Elissa Matsueda

Genre: Sport / Drama

Runtime: N/A

Plot: Four Hispanic high school students form a robotics club. With no experience, 800 bucks, used car parts and a dream, this rag tag team goes up against the country’s reigning robotics champion, MIT.



Cast: Elizabeth Banks, Josh Lucas, Chloë Sevigny, Boyd Holbrook, Jacob Lofland

Director: Sara Colangelo

Writer: Sara Colangelo

Genre: Drama

Runtime: 105 mins.

Plot: In a small American town still living in the shadow of a terrible coal mine accident, the disappearance of a teenage boy draws together a surviving miner, the lonely wife of a mine executive, and a local boy in a web of secrets.




Cast: Sam Rockwell, Marisa Tomei, Brian Geraghty, Natasha Lyonne, Michael Godere, Ivan Martin, Isabelle McNally

Director: Adam Rapp

Writers: Michael Godere, Ivan Martin

Genre: Drama / Comedy

Runtime: 80 mins.

Plot: Two male actors/close friends want to jumpstart their careers. They end up making a big shot producer think that they have a hot script that everyone wants to get their hands on. The 2 men then drive to upstate New York and hole up in a family member’s country home- with 10 dedicated days to write said script. Dominic and Raphael then get derailed by a beautiful gardener, Ava and Dominic’s sister, Gigi. Both women appear at the house, which was supposed to be serene enough to focus on the task at hand. But to add to the problems, Gigi’s boyfriend Wayne arrives, still suffering from PTSD, and his brother Devon as well, creating even more havoc. A looming deadline and complicated personal histories create scenes that are humorous and emotional.




Cast: Patrick Stewart, Carla Gugino, Matthew Lillard, Maduka Steady

Director: Stephen Belber

Writer: Stephen Belber

Genre: Drama / Comedy

Runtime: 90 mins.

Plot: As a Juilliard professor is interviewed by a woman and her husband for her dissertation on the history of dance in 1960’s New York, it becomes increasingly clear that there are ulterior motives to the couple’s visit.


About CJ

Website guy @ RL Jerseys. Massive sports fan. Newcastle Knights, Newcastle Jets, Pittsburgh Steelers, Aston Villa, Socceroos, Boston Red Sox, Borussia Dortmund, Bournemouth

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