Jack the Giant Slayer (New Line Cinema, Warner Bros.) - "Jack the Giant Slayer" tells the story of an ancient war that is reignited when a young farmhand unwittingly opens a gateway between our world and a fearsome race of giants. Unleashed on the Earth for the first time in centuries, the giants strive to reclaim the land they once lost, forcing the young man, Jack, into the battle of his life to stop them. Fighting for a kingdom, its people, and the love of a brave princess, he comes face to face with the unstoppable warriors he thought only existed in legend—and gets the chance to become a legend himself.
"Jack the Giant Slayer" stars Nicholas Hoult ("About a Boy", "X-Men: First Class"); Eleanor Tomlinson ("The Illusionist"); Stanley Tucci ("Captain America: The First Avenger"); Ian McShane (HBO's "Deadwood"); Bill Nighy ("Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End"); and Ewan McGregor ("Star Wars"). The film is directed by Bryan Singer ("X-Men", "X2") and written by Darren Lemke, Christopher McQuarrie, and Dan Studney.
Stoker (Fox Searchlight Pictures) - After India's (Mia Wasikowska's) father dies in an auto accident, her Uncle Charlie (Matthew Goode), who she never knew existed, comes to live with her and her emotionally unstable mother Evelyn (Nicole Kidman). Soon after his arrival, she comes to suspect this mysterious, charming man has ulterior motives, but instead of feeling outrage or horror, this friendless girl becomes increasingly infatuated with him.
"Stoker" stars Nicole Kidman ("Moulin Rouge!", "Australia"); Mia Wasikowska ("Alice in Wonderland"); Matthew Goode ("Watchmen"); Dermot Mulroney ("My Best Friend's Wedding", "The Grey"); and Jackie Weaver ("Silver Linings Playbook"). Screenplay by Wentworth Miller and directed by Park Chan-wook. The movie will open in select cities.
A Place at the Table (Magnolia Pictures) - 50 million people in the U.S.-one in four children-don’t know where their next meal is coming from, despite our having the means to provide nutritious, affordable food for all Americans. Directors Kristi Jacobson and Lori Silverbush examine this issue through the lens of three people who are struggling with food insecurity: Barbie, a single Philadelphia mother who grew up in poverty and is trying to provide a better life for her two kids; Rosie, a Colorado fifth-grader who often has to depend on friends and neighbors to feed her and has trouble concentrating in school; and Tremonica, a Mississippi second-grader whose asthma and health issues are exacerbated by the largely empty calories her hardworking mother can afford.
Their stories are interwoven with insights from experts including sociologist Janet Poppendieck, author Raj Patel and nutrition policy leader Marion Nestle; ordinary citizens like Pastor Bob Wilson and teachers Leslie Nichols and Odessa Cherry; and activists such as Witness to Hunger’s Mariana Chilton, Top Chef’s Tom Colicchio and Oscar-winning actor Jeff Bridges.