What’s Hitting The Big Screen This Week?

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Movies that are to be released on January 20th and 23rd, 2015.

VERONIKA DECIDES TO DIE

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Cast: Sarah Michelle Gellar, David Thewlis, Jonathon Tucker, Erika Christensen, Melissa Leo, Florencia Lorenzo

Director: Emily Young

Writers: Paul Coehlo, Larry Gross, Roberta Hanley

Genre: Drama

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.


 THE HUMBLING

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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.


 SONG ONE

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Cast: Anne Hathaway, Johnny Flynn, Mary Steenburgen, Ben Rosenfield, Li Jun Li, Stefano Villabona.

Director: Kate Barker-Froyland

Writer: Kate Barker-Froyland

Genre: Drama

Runtime: 86 mins.

Plot: A young woman strikes up a relationship with her ailing brother’s favorite musician.


 STRANGE MAGIC

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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

Runtime: ?

Plot: Goblins, elves, fairies and imps, and their misadventures sparked by the battle over a powerful potion.


 CAKE

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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

Genre: Drama

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.


 MORTDECAI

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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

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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

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Cast: Jennifer Lopez, Ryan Guzman, Kristen Chenoweth, John Corbett

Director: Rob Cohen

Writer: Barbara Curry

Genre: Thriller

Runtime: ?

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.


 BLACK SEA

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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

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Cast: Tom Felton, Jake Abel, Garrett Dillahunt

Director: Brian Falk

Writers: Brian Falk, Mark David Keegan

Genre: Adventure

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.


 MANNY

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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

Genre: Documentary

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.


 AMERICONS

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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

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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.


 

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