Captain Phillips (Drama/Adaptation, PG-13) - A dramatic retelling of the seizure by Somali pirates of the Maersk merchant vessel, and the subsequent hostage situation/rescue that followed. (Tom Hanks, Catherine Keener, Max Martini)
Click to watch the trailer for 'Captain Phillips'.
Machete Kills (Action/Adventure, R) - Machete is recruited by the President to stop a superwealthy arms dealer who has missiles aimed at the White House. (Danny Trejo, Michelle Rodriguez, Amber Heard, Sofia Vergara)
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Also opening in limited release:
All the Boys Love Mandy Lane (Horror, R) - Mandy Lane is lusted after by practically every boy at her high school. When she's invited to a friend's ranch house for a weekend get together, each of the boys sees it as the perfect opportunity to make his move. One of her admirers takes his affection to disturbing new lengths, going on a killing spree to get the unattainable girl's attention. (Amber Heard, Anson Mount, Michael Welch, Edwin Hodge)
Click to watch the trailer for 'All the Boys Love Mandy Lane'.
Broadway Idiot (Music Documentary, Unrated) - Green Day's hit album, 'American Idiot' gets adapted for Broadway, with all the glitz and glamour that entails. Band frontman Billie Joe Armstrong watches in awe as the raw punk fury and crazed rock and roll of Green Day morphs into a theatrical showcase. (Billie Joe Armstrong, Michael Mayer, John Gallagher, Michael Esper)
Click to watch the trailer for 'Broadway Idiot'.
Cassadaga (Supernatural Horror, R) - After the death of her sister, Lil Morel travels to Cassadaga, a place with a deep history of supernatural phenomena. There she wants to do a seance and contact her late sister. She accidentally summons a malevolent spirit instead, one which starts to terrorize her. (Kelen Coleman, Kevin Alejandro, Louise Fletcher, Rus Blackwell)
Click to watch the trailer for 'Cassadaga'.
CBGB (Drama, R) - A dramatic re-telling of the life of Hilly Kristal, the founder of famous NY music spot, CBGB's. In 1973 Kristal sought to create a Country, Bluegrass and Blues bar (hence the name) on the lower Eastside of New York. However, he had trouble finding enough acts that fit the bill so he expanded to rock music. Hilly's small Bluegrass bar soon became a mecca for the early punk and rock 'n' roll scene.
Click to watch the trailer for 'CBGB'.
Design Is One: Lella & Massimo Vignelli (Documentary, Unrated) - A revealing look at the lives of the Vignellis, whose design work has in a large part shaped the look of America in the 20th century and beyond. The pair is responsible for not only some of the most iconic business logos we consume everyday-- the Ford logo or the Bloomingdale's marquee, for instance-- but also much of the furniture, graphic design, architecture and industrial design people interact with as well. (Massimo Vignelli, Lella Vignelli, Richard Meier, Peter Eisenman)
Click to watch the trailer for 'Design Is One: Lella & Massimo Vignelli'.
Escape From Tomorrow (Drama/Fantasy, Unrated) - Father Jim White loses his job and, instead of telling his family about it, takes them all on a getaway to Disneyworld to forget about his problems for awhile. However, the glossy fantasy world he seeks to lose himself in begins to affect his psyche and he finds himself sinking into a surrealistic living nightmare. Notably, the entire film was shot guerrilla style at Disneyworld without the knowledge or consent of the Disney corporation and apparently seeks to make some very sharp satirical statements about the place. (Roy Abramsohn, Elena Schuber, Katelynn Rodriguez, Annet Mahendru)
Click to watch the trailer for 'Escape From Tomorrow'.
Ghost Team One (Horror Comedy, R) - Two friends try to make a documentary about a murder that happened in their own home years earlier. Their strategically placed cameas begin to pick up paranormal... *ahem*... incidents that convince them their theories about the place being haunted are all too real. (Craig Stott, Scott MacArthur, James Babson, Tony Cavalero)
Click to watch the trailer for 'Ghost Team One'.
God Loves Uganda (Documentary, Unrated) - Documenting the work of evangelists in Uganda, the film shows both the good and the bad about their work there. (Lou Engle, Joanna Watson, Jono Hall, Kapya Kaoma)
Click to watch the trailer for 'God Loves Uganda'.
I Will Follow You Into the Dark (Horror/Drama, Unrated) - Reeling from the deaths of her parents, Sophia finds herself without purpose and adrift in the world until she meets the charming Adam. When Adam goes missing inside a haunted high rise, she goes in after him, unknowingly crossing from this realm to a world of pure death. (Mischa Barton, Ryan Eggold, Leah Pipes, Jaz Martin)
Click to watch the trailer for 'I Will Follow You Into the Dark'.
Romeo and Juliet (Romantic Drama, PG-13) - A dramatic retelling of Shakespeare's famous tale of two starcrossed lovers and the lengths they're willing to go to for love. (Hailee Steinfeld, Douglas Booth, Holly Hunter, Ed Westwick)
Click to watch the trailer for 'Romeo and Juliet'.
Sweetwater (Western/Drama, R) - In the late 1800’s, a former prostitute seeks vengeance for the brutal murder of her husband. She teams up with a mentally unbalanced sheriff and the pair carve a trail of destruction through the wild, wild west. (Ed Harris, Jason Isaacs, January Jones, Eduardo Noriega)
Click to watch the trailer for 'Sweetwater'.
The Inevitable Defeat of Mister and Pete (Drama, R) - When 13-year-old Mister's mom is arrested by police, he and his 9-year-old brother Pete are left to fend for themselves. Ducking child protective services and the dangerous Brooklyn projects they live in, they are forced to go to extremes if they hope to survive. (Jennifer Hudson, Jordin Sparks, Anthony Mackie, Jeffrey Wright)
Click to watch the trailer for 'The Inevitable Defeat of Mister and Pete'.
Unlimited (Action/Adventure, PG-13) - A college professor creates a device capable of producing limitless energy, a thing poised to change the world. However, powerful forces are invested in seeing to it that the device never sees the light of day. (Fred Thompson, Robert Amaya, Crystal Martinez, Daniel Ross Owens)
Click to watch the trailer for 'Unlimited'.
Where the Devil Hides (Thriller, Unrated) - In the small village of New Bethlehem, six baby girls are born on the exact same day. Some of the villagers take it as a sign, an omen of something terrible. On their 18th birthday, when the girls start disappearing one by one, they must figure out of its the work of a serial killer or something much more terrifying. (Rufus Sewell, Alycia Debnam-Carey, Colm Meaney, Thomas McDonell) Trailer unavailable.
Zero Charisma (Comedy, Unrated) - Gaming nerd Scott Weidemeyer runs a role playing group that meets weekly for tabletop games. When a new player joins their group and starts to soak up all the spotlight, Scott concocts a devious plan to regain his footing as the alpha-nerd of the pack. (Sam Eidson, Garrett Graham, Brock England, Anne Gee Byrd)
Click to watch the trailer for 'Zero Charisma'.
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