A Teacher (Limited)
Hannah Fidell’s A Teacher, a Sundance / SXSW indie drama about a teacher and her relationship with one of her teenage students. In the mood for something sensual and seductive and still taboo, give this a look.
Salinger written by Shane Salerno (writer on Shaft and Savages) presents one of the most in-depth looks taken of the reclusive author of The Catcher in the Rye. This doc features many interviews and film footage, photographs, and other material that paints a mysterious picture of a haunted but brilliant individual. I can’t wait.
Touchy Feely (Limited) MoviefiedNYC Review:Touchy Feely
Another Sundance 2013 festival selection, Touchy Feely from director Lynn Shelton (Your Sister’s Sister and Humpday), feels like your typical indie with characters trying to find themselves, as romance blossomsa midst awkwardness. Click on the link to our MoviefiedNYC review above to learn more.
Winnie Mandela (Limited)
The biographical drama Winne Mandela (formerly known as Winnie) is focused more on Nelson Mandela’s wife as she campaigns for his release from prison and helps fight against apartheid. Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson plays Winnie while Terrence Howard plays Nelson.
Luc Besson’s action comedy The Family stars Robert De Niro and Michelle Pfeiffer as a mafia family relocated to France. This sounds like Taken meets RED meets every other double-agent spy comedy from Hollywood in recent years.
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Insidious: Chapter 2
Insidious: Chapter 2 is directed James Wan (Saw, Dead Silence, Death Sentence, Insidious, The Conjuring) written by Leigh Wannell (Insidious, Saw II and III). The Lambert family (Patrick Wilson, Rose Byrne, Ty Simpkins and Barbary Hershey) continues to find themselves mysteriously haunted by some sort of secret from their past. James Wan, I’m there.
Blue Caprice (Limited)
Blue Caprice, directed by Alexandre Moors, starring Isaiah Washington (Grey’s Anatomy) and Tequan Richmond as the sniper duo, is a film about the Beltway sniper attacks that took place 11 years ago. It premiered at Sundance to quite a bit of acclaim.
Wadjda (Limited) MoviefiedNYC Most Anticipated
Wadjda is a film that I’ve been hearing wonderful things about. It’s the first feature film from a Saudi Arabian female filmmaker, Haifaa Al-Mansour. It tells a story set in Saudi Arabia about a young girl who just wants to get enough money to buy a bike. World cinema at its best.
Battle of the Year
DANCE BATTLES! Directed by Benson Lee (Planet B Boy) the best dance teams from around the world unite to compete, but the Americans haven’t won in fifteen years. Dante (Laz Alonso) enlists Blake (Josh Hollway) to assemble a team of the best dancers and bring the Trophy back to America where it started.
directed by Denis Villeneuve and starring Hugh Jackman (Keller Dover) and Jake Gyllenhaal (Detective Loki). Knowing his child’s life is at stake, Dover decides to do whatever it takes to find his daughter, but when do you cross the line between seeking justice and becoming a vigilante?
Director Ron Howard’s (Frost/Nixon, Cinderella Man, A Beautiful Mind, Apollo 13, Willow) Rush, from a screenplay written by Peter Morgan (The Last King of Scotland, The Queen, Frost/Nixon, Hereafter), is a biography about Formula 1 champion driver Niki Lauda (Daniel Brühl) and the 1976 crash that almost claimed his life. Mere weeks after the accident, he got behind the wheel to challenge his rival, James Hunt (Chris Hemsworth).
The film classic The Wizard of Oz will be getting re-released in IMAX 3D. But does it need a 3D upgrade?
+1 is directed by Dennis Iliadis (The Last House on the Left) who co-wrote the screenplay with Bill Gullo. College friends hit the biggest party of the year, where a mysterious phenomenon disrupts the night, quickly descending into a night of chaos.
This is first film adaptation of David Sedaris’ (Me Talk Pretty One Day, Naked) work. It tells the story of a prideful young man and what’s left of him after all he believes is chipped away piece by piece. It looks thought-provoking and refreshing story.
Enough Said (Limited)
Nicole Holofcener’s Enough Said
, one of the last films starring the late, great James Gandolfini.
He plays the lovable new guy entering the world of a divorced mother, played by Julia Louis-Dreyfus.
Peter Landesman’s Parkland, the story of the John F. Kennedy assassination in Dallas, Texas as told from the point of view of the Parkland Medical Hospital where he was taken immediately after being shot. This ensemble drama features Billy Bob Thornton as head of Dallas’ Secret Service office plus Zac Efron, Marcia Gay Harden, Paul Giamatti, and Jeremy Strong (Lee Harvey Oswald), Ron Livingston and many more.
The sex addiction comedy Thanks for Sharing, is the story of Adam (Mark Ruffalo) a sex addict who has been sober for five years, and what happens as he enters in a new relationship with Phoebe (Gwyneth Paltrow), and the flood gates of his desire for sex open up.
Romantic comedy Baggage Claim, written and directed by David E. Talbert based on his own novel, stars Paula Patton as a beautiful flight attendant looking for Mr. Right
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 (3D)
Another sequel hitting this year is Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 from Sony Animation, the fun-filled, food-filled hilarious adventure starring Bill Hader as the voice of Flint. Most characters from the first are back, including Anna Faris as Sam, Terry Crews as Earl and James Caan as Mr. Lockwood.
Don Jon MoviefiedNYC Most Anticipated
Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s directorial debut Don Jon, premiered at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival to rave reviews. Audiences should be excited to see this sort of anti-romantic comedy.
Metallica Through the Never (IMAX 3D)
Metallica Through the Never combines a narrative story with concert footage from the metal bands tour. Basically, Dane DeHaan is a roadie and is tasked with getting “something” the band needs that night. But when he ventures out, it appears the world begins to go to hell.
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Muscle Shoals (Limited) MoviefiedNYC Most Anticipated
Muscle Shoals is a small town alongside the Tennessee River in Alabama and the home of Rick Hall, the founder of FAME Studios, who is responsible for what became known as the “Muscle Shoals sound. ” It’s also the name of this documentary which features musicians like Mick Jagger, Bono, Aretha Franklin, and so many more discussing the magic of the studio that delivered hits. Don’t miss it!
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