What’s Hitting The Big Screen This Week?
Movies that are to be released on January 20th and 23rd, 2015.
VERONIKA DECIDES TO DIE
Cast: Sarah Michelle Gellar, David Thewlis, Jonathon Tucker, Erika Christensen, Melissa Leo, Florencia Lorenzo
Director: Emily Young
Writers: Paul Coehlo, Larry Gross, Roberta Hanley
Runtime: 103 mins.
Plot: After a frantic suicide attempt, Veronika awakens inside a mysterious mental asylum. Under the supervision of an unorthodox psychiatrist who specializes in controversial treatment, Veronika learns that she has only weeks to live.
Cast: Al Pacino, Kyra Sedgwick, Greta Gerwig, Dylan Baker, Diane Wiest, Charles Grodon, Nina Ariandi.
Director: Barry Levinson
Writers: Barry Levinson, Buck Henry, Philip Roth
Genre: Drama / Comedy
Runtime: 112 mins.
Plot: Based on Philip Roth’s novel “The Humbling.” In the movie, Al Pacino will play Simon Axler, a stage actor on his way out who retires to an upstate New York farmhouse to live with a much younger woman.
Cast: Anne Hathaway, Johnny Flynn, Mary Steenburgen, Ben Rosenfield, Li Jun Li, Stefano Villabona.
Director: Kate Barker-Froyland
Writer: Kate Barker-Froyland
Runtime: 86 mins.
Plot: A young woman strikes up a relationship with her ailing brother’s favorite musician.
Cast: Alfred Molina, Kristin Chenoweth, Maya Rudolph, Peter Stormare, Evan Rachel Wood, Elijah Kelley, Alan Cumming, Sam Palladio, Meredith Anne Bull, Bob Einstein.
Director: Gary Rydstrom
Writers: David Berenbaum, George Lucas
Genre: Animation / Family / Fantasy
Plot: Goblins, elves, fairies and imps, and their misadventures sparked by the battle over a powerful potion.
Cast: Jennifer Aniston, Felicity Huffman, Sam Worthington, Anna Kendrick, Camille Mana, Marianne Jean-Baptiste, Chris Messina, William H. Macy. Britt Robertson, Lucy Walters, Manuel Garcia Rulfo.
Director: Daniel Barnz
Writers: Patrick Tobin
Runtime: 102 mins.
Plot: Claire becomes fascinated by the suicide of a woman in her chronic pain support group while grappling with her own, very raw personal tragedy.
Cast: Ewan McGregor, Johnny Depp, Gwyneth Paltrow, Paul Bettany, Jeff Goldblum, Olivia Munn
Director: David Koepp
Writer: Eric Aronson
Genre: Comedy / Action
Runtime: 106 mins.
Plot: Juggling angry Russians, the British Mi5, and an international terrorist, debonair art dealer and part time rogue Charlie Mortdecai races to recover a stolen painting rumored to contain a code that leads to lost Nazi gold.
WE’LL NEVER HAVE PARIS
Cast: Simon Helberg, Alfred Molina, Jason Ritter, Maggie Grace, Melanie Lynskey, Zachary Quinto
Directors: Simon Helberg, Jocelyn Towne
Writers: Simon Helberg
Genre: Comedy / Romance
Runtime: 95 mins
Plot: A man screws up on a transcontinental level in a noble effort to win back “the one.”
THE BOY NEXT DOOR
Cast: Jennifer Lopez, Ryan Guzman, Kristen Chenoweth, John Corbett
Director: Rob Cohen
Writer: Barbara Curry
Plot: Shortly after her divorce, a woman falls for a younger man who just moved in across the street, though their torrid affair takes an obsessive, dangerous turn.
Cast: Jude Law, Scoot McNairy, Ben Mendelsohn, David Threlfall
Director: Kevin Macdonald
Writer: Dennis Kelly
Genre: Thriller / Adventure
Runtime: 115 mins
Plot: In order to make good with his former employers, a submarine captain takes a job with a shadowy backer to search the depths of the Black Sea for a submarine rumored to be loaded with gold.
AGAINST THE SUN
Cast: Tom Felton, Jake Abel, Garrett Dillahunt
Director: Brian Falk
Writers: Brian Falk, Mark David Keegan
Runtime: 100 mins
Plot: A WWII pilot, bombardier, and radioman find themselves adrift on a lifeboat without food or water after being forced to ditch their plane during a scouting mission.
Cast: Manny Pacquiao, Liam Neeson, Mark Wahlberg, Jeremy Piven, Jinkee Pacquiao, Freddie Roach, Alex Ariza, Jimmy Kimmel, Larry Merchant, Bert Sugar
Director: Leon Gast, Ryan Moore
Runtime: 88 mins
Plot: A man who overcame insurmountable odds to become one of the most loved and respected athletes of all time. From a starving teenager who fought to feed his family, to a Congressman working tirelessly to improve the lives of his people, Manny is a hard hitting feature length documentary film that explores the many triumphs and tribulations of Filipino boxing sensation Manny Pacquiao.
Cast: Jon Gries, Sam McMurray, Beau Martin Williams, Matt Funke, Tim Griffin, Trai Byers, Alyshia Ochse, Marlana Carter
Director: Theo Avgerinos
Writers: Beau Martin Williams, Matt Funke
Genre: Action / Biography / Crime
Runtime: 88 mins
Plot: AMERICONS tells the story of a broken down collegiate football star who gets a shot at real-estate stardom during the eleventh hour of LA’s nihilistic sub-prime mortgage boom.
THE ATTICUS INSTITUTE
Cast: William Mapother, John Rubinstein, Rya Kihistedt, Harry Groener, Sharon Maughan
Director: Chris Sparling
Writer: Chris Sparling
Genre: Horror / Thriller / Drama
Runtime: 92 mins
Plot: In the fall of 1976, a small psychology lab in Pennsylvania became the unwitting home to the only government-confirmed case of possession. The U.S. military assumed control of the lab under orders of national security and, soon after, implemented measures aimed at weaponizing the entity. The details of the inexplicable events that occurred are being made public after remaining classified for nearly forty years.
Posted on January 19, 2015, in Movies, What's Hitting the Big Screen this Week? and tagged Against the Sun, Black Sea, Cake, Jennifer Aniston, Jennifer Lopez, Johnny Depp, Manny, Mortdecai, Movies, Release Dates, Song One, Strange Magic, The Boy Next Door, The Humbling, We'll Never Have Paris. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.