MoviefiedNYC Opening this Weekend July 8

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I am a little taken a back that we have reached July and there are only three maybe four movies that I really enjoyed (Sing Street, 10 Cloverfield Lane, The Lobster and Captain America: Civil War). I look to July with some hope with Life, Animated, Captain Fantastic, Café Society and finally The Secret Life of Pets opening, lets see how we fare. So whether you choose to checkout that indie movie you’ve heard so much about, or the latest big studio release, don’t forget to click on the movie title below to view the trailer. We want to make sure you know what you are getting into before you head to the theater.

-Myrna E. Duarte

July 8

Cell

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Stars: John Cusack, Samuel L. Jackson, Isabelle Fuhrman
Directed By: Tod Williams
Synopsis: When a mysterious cell phone signal causes apocalyptic chaos, an artist is determined to reunite with his young son in New England.
Our Two Cents:  I might just be tired of the everyone-turns-into-a-zombie movies.

Mike & Dave Need Wedding Dates

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Stars: Zac Efron, Adam Devine, Anna Kendrick
Directed By: Jake Szymanski
Synopsis: Hard-partying brothers Mike (Adam Devine) and Dave (Zac Efron) place an online ad to find the perfect dates (Anna Kendrick, Aubrey Plaza) for their sister’s Hawaiian wedding. Hoping for a wild getaway, the boys instead find themselves outsmarted and out-partied by the uncontrollable duo.
Our Two Cents: Anna Kendrick you are so much better than this.

The Secret Life of Pets

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Stars: Louis C.K., Eric Stonestreet, Kevin Hart, Albert Brooks
Directed By: Yarrow Cheney, Chris Renaud
Synopsis: A terrier named Max regularly invites his friends to hang out at his place while his owner is gone, but his quiet life is upended when said owner also takes in Duke, a stray mutt whom Max instantly dislikes.
Our Two Cents:  The more we see from this movie, the better it looks (I love dogs and cats!).

Captain Fantastic (Limited)

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Stars: Viggo Mortensen, George MacKay, Samantha Isler
Directed By: Matt Ross
Synopsis: A father (Viggo Mortensen), devoted to teaching his six children how to live and survive in the deep forests of the Pacific Northwest, is forced to leave his self-created paradise. When confronted with the real world, he begins a journey that challenges his ideas of freedom and what it means to raise a family.
Our Two Cents: Finally something that looks intelligent, funny, and thought-provoking. I am not going to miss this.

Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You (Limited)

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Stars: Norman Lear, John Amos, Bea Arthur
Directed By: Heidi Ewing, Rachel Grady
Synopsis: Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You is the definitive chronicle of Mr. Lear’s life, work, and achievements, but it is so much more than an arm’s-length, past-tense biopic; at 93, Mr. Lear is as vital and engaged as he ever was.
Our Two Cents: A fascinating look at the ‘history of TV’,  but also an eye-opening examination of how to be yourself.  Even if you don’t know much about Lear, it’s enjoyable.

Zero Days (Limited)

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Stars:  David Sanger, Emad Kiyaei, Eric Chien
Directed By: Alex Gibney
Synopsis: A documentary thriller about the world of cyber war. For the first time, the film tells the complete story of Stuxnet, a piece of self-replicating computer malware (known as a “worm” for its ability to burrow from computer to computer on its own) that the U.S. and Israel unleashed to destroy a key part of an Iranian nuclear facility, and which ultimately spread beyond its intended target. Zero Days is the most comprehensive accounting to date of how a clandestine mission hatched by two allies with clashing agendas opened forever the Pandora’s Box of cyberwarfare.
Our Two Cents:  This doc is terrifying in the way it makes you feel out of control with what’s happening in this world.

Life, Animated

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Stars: Jonathan Freeman, Gilbert Gottfried, Owen Suskind
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Synopsis: The inspirational story of Owen Suskind, a young man who was unable to speak as a child until he and his family discovered a unique way to communicate by immersing themselves in the world of classic Disney animated films. This emotional coming-of-age story follows Owen as he graduates to adulthood and takes his first steps toward independence.
Our Two Cents: This doc will move you to tears because it’s so inspiring.

Fathers and Daughters 

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Stars:  Russell Crowe, Amanda Seyfried, Aaron Paul |
Directed By: Gabriele Muccino
Synopsis: A love story between a father and daughter living in New York City 25 years apart. Russell Crowe will portray a famous novelist and widower struggling with mental illness as he tries to raise his 5-year-old daughter; the story will also focus on the 30-year-old daughter’s life in present-day Manhattan where she battles the aftermath of her troubled childhood.
Our Two Cents: This just looks like a corny, old-fashioned drama.

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Opening This Weekend June 17

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What? No Marvel nor DC superhero films opening this June? I feel a tiny bit faint, but not to worry, we have a ton of good and maybe some not so good reasons for you to go and enjoy your local movie theater – The Conjuring 2, The Fits, Independence Day: Resurgence, Free State of Jones and Finding Dory just to name a few. So whether you choose to checkout that indie movie you’ve heard so much about, or the latest big studio release, don’t forget to click on the movie title below to view the trailer. We want to make sure you know what you are getting into before you head to the theater.

-Myrna E. Duarte

June 17

Central Intelligence

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Stars: Dwayne Johnson, Aaron Paul, Kevin Hart
Directed By: Rawson Marshall Thurber
Synopsis: After he reunites with an old pal through Facebook, a mild-mannered accountant is lured into the world of international espionage.
Our Two Cents: Another Kevin Hart money maker.

Pixar’s Finding Dory

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Stars: Ellen DeGeneres, Albert Brooks, Idris Elba
Directed By:  Andrew Stanton, Angus MacLane
Synopsis: The friendly-but-forgetful blue tang fish reunites with her loved ones, and everyone learns a few things about the real meaning of family along the way.
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Clown (Limited)

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Stars: Andy Powers, Laura Allen, Peter Stormare
Directed By:  Jon Watts
Synopsis: A loving father finds a clown suit for his son’s birthday party, only to realize that it is not a suit at all.
Our Two Cents: I’m just too scared pf clowns to even comment.

The Last King (Limited)

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Stars: Anders Dahlberg, Åsmund Brede Eike, Elg Elgesem
Directed By: Nils Gaup
Synopsis: In the year 1206 Norway is raged by civil war. The King’s illegitimate infant son, Håkon Håkonsson, which half the kingdom wants killed off, is guarded in secrecy by two men. A story which changed the course of the country’s history.
Our Two Cents: Norwegian Game of Thrones?

MoviefiedNYC Opening This Weekend: April 29

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So whether you choose to checkout that indie movie you’ve heard so much about, or the latest big studio release, don’t forget to click on the movie title below to view the trailer. We want to make sure you know what you are getting into before you head to the theater.
-Myrna E. Duarte

April 29

Keanu

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Stars: Will Forte, Keegan-Michael Key, Jason Mitchell, Luis Guzman
Directed By:  Peter Atencio
Synopsis: Friends hatch a plot to retrieve a stolen kitten by posing as drug dealers for a street gang.
Our Two Cents:  I’ve been curious about this since we first heard about it, and it looks like it’s one of the first must see comedies of 2016.

Mother’s Day

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Stars: Britt Robertson, Jennifer Aniston, Kate Hudson, Julia Roberts
Directed By: Garry Marshall
Synopsis: Intersecting stories with different moms collide on Mother’s Day.
Our Two Cents: I just can’t connect to this.

Ratchet and Clank

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Stars: James Arnold Taylor, David Kaye, Jim Ward, Sylvester Stallone, John Goodman
Directed By: Kevin Munroe, Jericca Cleland
Synopsis: Ratchet and Clank tells the story of two unlikely heroes as they struggle to stop a vile alien named Chairman Drek from destroying every planet in the Solana Galaxy. When the two stumble upon a dangerous weapon capable of destroying entire planets, they must join forces with a team of colorful heroes called The Galactic Rangers in order to save the galaxy. Along the way they’ll learn about heroism, friendship, and the importance of discovering one’s own identity.
Our Two Cents: Even if you’re not a fan of the video game series, give this a quick watch.

Opening This Weekend March 25

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March has arrived with a major roar with several very anticipated features being released; The Lobster director Yorgos Lanthimos first English language feature, Midnight Special a Jeff Nichols joint and last but not least Knight of Cups a little ditty from Terrence Malick. It feels like the beginning of award season all over again. So whether you choose to checkout that indie movie you’ve heard so much about, or the latest big studio release, don’t forget to click on the movie title below to view the trailer. We want to make sure you know what you are getting into before you head to the theater.
-Myrna E. Duarte

 

March 25

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

 

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Stars: Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Amy Adams
Directed By: Zack Snyder
Synopsis: Fearing the actions of Superman are left unchecked, Batman takes on Superman, while the world wrestles with what kind of a hero it really needs. With Batman and Superman fighting each other, a new threat, Doomsday, is created by Lex Luthor. It’s up to Superman and Batman to set aside their differences along with Wonder Woman to stop Lex Luthor and Doomsday from destroying Metropolis.
Our Two Cents:  It does look badass, with some very dark and gritty fights.

My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2

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Stars: Nia Vardalos, John Corbett, Michael Constantine
Directed By: Kirk Jones
Synopsis: A Portokalos family secret brings the beloved characters back together for an even bigger and Greeker wedding.
Our Two Cents: Thirteen years later was someone really asking for this sequel?

Get a Job (Limited)

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Stars: Alison Brie, Anna Kendrick, Bryan Cranston
Directed By:  Dylan Kidd
Synopsis: Life after college graduation is not exactly going as planned for Will and Jillian who find themselves lost in a sea of increasingly strange jobs. But with help from their family, friends and coworkers they soon discover that the most important (and hilarious) adventures are the ones that we don’t see coming.
Our Two Cents: I want to want to see it, but I just don’t.

I Saw the Light (Limited)

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Stars: Elizabeth Olsen, Tom Hiddleston, David Krumholtz
Directed By: Marc Abraham
Synopsis: The story of the country-western singer Hank Williams, who in his brief life created one of the greatest bodies of work in American music. The film chronicles his rise to fame and its tragic effect on his health and personal life.
Our Two Cents: Olse, Hiddleston and country music. I’m in.

The Invitation (Limited)

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Stars: Michiel Huisman, John Carroll Lynch, Logan Marshall-Green
Directed By: Karyn Kusama
Synopsis: While attending a dinner party at his former home, a man thinks his ex-wife and her new husband have sinister intentions for their guests.
Our Two Cents: This appears creepy, suspenseful, well-acted and the film also looks fantastic.

Mia Madre (Limited)

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Stars: Margherita Buy, John Turturro, Giulia Lazzarini
Directed By: Nanni Moretti
Synopsis: Margherita, a director in the middle of an existential crisis, has to deal with the inevitable and still unacceptable loss of her mother.
Our Two Cents: I miss John Turturro.

Opening This Weekend March 18

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March has arrived with a major roar with several very anticipated features being released; The Lobster director Yorgos Lanthimos first English language feature, Midnight Special a Jeff Nichols joint and last but not least Knight of Cups a little ditty from Terrence Malick. It feels like the beginning of award season all over again. So whether you choose to checkout that indie movie you’ve heard so much about, or the latest big studio release, don’t forget to click on the movie title below to view the trailer. We want to make sure you know what you are getting into before you head to the theater.
-Myrna E. Duarte

March 18

The Divergent Series: Allegiant

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Stars: Shailene Woodley, Zoë Kravitz, Theo James
Directed By: Robert Schwentke
Synopsis: Beatrice Prior and Tobias Eaton venture into the world outside of the fence and are taken into protective custody by a mysterious agency known as the Bureau of Genetic Welfare.
Our Two Cents: Are we still interested in this?

Midnight Special

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Stars: Adam Driver, Kirsten Dunst, Joel Edgerton
Directed By:  Jeff Nichols
Synopsis: A father and son go on the run after the dad learns his child possesses special powers.
Our Two Cents: Can’t wait to see this!

The Bronze (Limited)

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Stars: Melissa Rauch, Gary Cole, Haley Lu Richardson
Directed By: Bryan Buckley
Synopsis: A foul-mouthed former gymnastics bronze medalist must fight for her local celebrity status when a new young athlete’s star rises in town.
Our Two Cents: Just doesn’t look good.

My Golden Days (Limited)

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Stars: Quentin Dolmaire, Lou Roy-Lecollinet, Mathieu Amalric
Directed By: Arnaud Desplechin
Synopsis: Paul is preparing to leave Tajikistan, while thinking back on his adolescent years. His childhood, his mother’s madness, the parties, the trip to the USSR where he lost his virginity, the friend who betrayed him and the love of his life.
Our Two Cents:  An emotional story about the unforgettable people we meet in life.

The Program (Limited)

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Stars: Ben Foster, Chris O’Dowd, Guillaume Canet
Directed By: Stephen Frears
Synopsis: An Irish sports journalist becomes convinced that Lance Armstrong’s performances during the Tour de France victories are fueled by banned substances. With this conviction, he starts hunting for evidence that will expose Armstrong.
Our Two Cents: One of the craziest cover-up stories in sports history, I’m in!

Opening This Weekend March 11

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March has arrived with a major roar with several very anticipated features being released; The Lobster director Yorgos Lanthimos first English language feature, Midnight Special a Jeff Nichols joint and last but not least Knight of Cups a little ditty from Terrence Malick. It feels like the beginning of award season all over again. So whether you choose to checkout that indie movie you’ve heard so much about, or the latest big studio release, don’t forget to click on the movie title below to view the trailer. We want to make sure you know what you are getting into before you head to the theater.
-Myrna E. Duarte

 

March 11

10 Cloverfield Lane

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Stars: Mary Elizabeth Winstead, John Goodman, John Gallagher Jr.
Directed By: Dan Trachtenberg
Synopsis: Waking up from a car accident, a young woman finds herself in the basement of a man who says he’s saved her life from a chemical attack that has turned all females over the age of 36 into a soft vaporous liquid, which can be utilized as a disinfectant.
Our Two Cents: Locked in an underground bunker with John Goodman…I’m there!

The Brothers Grimsby

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Stars: Sacha Baron Cohen, Mark Strong, Isla Fisher
Directed By: Louis Leterrier
Synopsis: A new assignment forces a top spy to team up with his football hooligan brother.
Our Two Cents: Sacha Baron Cohen looks to be doing some of his best character comedy work since Bruno and Borat. And I always enjoy seeing Mark Strong.

The Other Side of the Door

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Stars:  Sarah Wayne Callies, Jeremy Sisto, Sofia Rosinsky
Directed By: Johannes Roberts
Synopsis: A family lives an idyllic existence abroad until a tragic accident takes the life of their young son. The inconsolable mother learns of an ancient ritual that will bring him back to say a final goodbye. She travels to an ancient temple, where a door serves as a mysterious portal between two worlds. But when she disobeys a sacred warning to never open that door, she upsets the balance between life and death.
Our Two Cents: Set mostly in India so it’s a whole different kind of supernatural,

The Young Messiah

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Stars: Sean Bean, David Bradley, Jonathan Bailey
Directed By: Cyrus Nowrasteh
Synopsis: Tells the story of Jesus Christ at age seven as he and his family depart Egypt to return home to Nazareth. Told from his childhood perspective, it follows young Jesus as he grows into his religious identity.
Our Two Cents: No comment.

Eye in the Sky (Limited)

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Stars:  Helen Mirren, Aaron Paul, Alan Rickman
Directed By: Gavin Hood
Synopsis: A military officer in command of a drone operation to capture terrorists in Kenya sees her mission escalate from “capture” to “kill” just as a nine-year old girl enters the kill zone.
Our Two Cents: A Military Drone Thriller – is this a thing?

Hello, My Name Is Doris (Limited)

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Stars: Sally Field, Max Greenfield, Beth Behrs
Directed By: Michael Showalter
Synopsis: A self-help seminar inspires a sixty-something woman to romantically pursue her younger co-worker.
Our Two Cents:  Adapted from a short film by Laura Terruso and looks occasionally funny.

The Lobster (Limited)

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Stars: Jacqueline Abrahams, Roger Ashton-Griffiths, Jessica Barden
Directed By: Yorgos Lanthimos
Synopsis: In a dystopian near future, single people, according to the laws of The City, are taken to The Hotel, where they are obliged to find a romantic partner in forty-five days or are transformed into beasts and sent off into The Woods.
Our Two Cents: A brilliant mockery of modern society and romance.

Remember (Limited)

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Stars: Christopher Plummer, Dean Norris, Martin Landau
Directed By: Atom Egoyan
Synopsis: With the aid of a fellow Auschwitz survivor and a hand-written letter, an elderly man with dementia goes in search of the person responsible for the death of his family.
Our Two Cents: Anything with Christopher Plummer in it is worth a watch.

MoviefiedNYC Opening this Weekend February 26

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Nearing the end of awards season, the movie cycle begins again a few entries  that we might be talking about the same time next year (Hail, Cesar!, Triple 9 or Regression). So whether you choose to checkout that indie movie you’ve heard so much about, or the latest big studio release, don’t forget to click on the movie title below to view the trailer. We want to make sure you know what you are getting into before you head to the theater.
-Myrna E. Duarte

February 26

Eddie the Eagle

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Stars: Taron Egerton, Hugh Jackman, Christopher Walken
Directed By: Dexter Fletcher
Synopsis: The story of Great Britain’s first ski jumper to enter the Winter Olympics.
Our Two Cents: A sports movie! I’m in.

Gods of Egypt

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Stars: Gerard Butler, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Abbey Lee
Directed By: Alex Proyas
Synopsis: A common thief joins a mythical god on a quest through Egypt.
Our Two Cents: This looks awful.

Triple 9

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Stars: Teresa Palmer, Gal Gadot, Kate Winslet
Directed By: John Hillcoat
Synopsis: A gang of criminals and corrupt cops plan the murder of a police officer in order to pull off their biggest heist yet across town.
Our Two Cents: An action-thriller about a crew of dirty cops, a “virtually impossible heist” and the amazing Kate Winslet. I’ll be there!

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny (Limited)

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Stars: Donnie Yen, Michelle Yeoh, Harry Shum Jr.
Directed By: Woo-Ping Yuen
Synopsis: A story of lost love, young love, a legendary sword and one last opportunity at redemption.
Our Two Cents: Bring it Netflix!