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Written by USTownhall staff   
Monday, 19 August 2013 19:21



September 6

• Riddick

• Touchy Feely


September 13

• The Family

• Insidious: Chapter 2


September 20

• Enough Said

• Parkland

• Prisoners

• Rush

• Thanks for Sharing


September 27

• Baggage Claim

• Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2

• Don Jon

• Metallica: Through the Never


October 4

• Gravity

• Runner Runner


October 11

• Captain Phillips

• Machete Kills

• Romeo and Juliet


October 18

• 12 Years a Slave

• All is Lost

• Carrie

• Escape Plan

• The Fifth Estate

• Kill Your Darlings


October 25

• Blue is the Warmest Color

• The Counselor

• Jackass Presents Bad Grandpa


Date to Be Announced

• Diana

November 1

• About Time

• Ender's Game

• Last Vegas


November 8

• Thor: The Dark World


November 15

• The Best Man Holiday

• The Book Thief

• Great Expectations

• The Wolf of Wall Street


November 20

• Her


November 22

• Delivery Man

• The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

• Nebraska


November 27

• Black Nativity

• Frozen

• Grace of Monaco

• Oldboy


November 29

• Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom


December 6

• Dallas Buyers Club

• Inside Llewyn Davis

• Out of the Furnace


December 13

• American Hustle

• The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

• Saving Mr. Banks

• Tyler Perry's A Madea Christmas


December 18

• The Monuments Men


December 25

• 47 Ronin

• August: Osage County

• Grudge Match

• The Invisible Woman

• Jack Ryan

• Labor Day

• The Secret Life of Walter Mitty


December 27

• Lone Survivor


Date to Be Announced

• Philomena



Written by USTownhall staff   
Saturday, 12 January 2013 16:00

Below is a preliminary listing of the Hollywood releases for 2013 grouped by month.  Release dates are subject to change.  Keep checking back for updates and trailers as they become available.



Jan 11

• Gangster Squad

Jan 18

• Broken City

• Guillermo del Toro Presents Mama

• The Last Stand

Jan 25

• Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters


Feb 1

• Bullet to the Head

Feb 8

• Identity Thief

• Top Gun (3D reissue)

Feb 14

• Beautiful Creatures

• A Good Day to Die Hard

Feb 22

• Dark Skies

• Snitch


Mar 1

• The Last Exorcism, Part II

• Jack the Giant Slayer

Mar 8

• Admission

• Oz the Great and Powerful

Mar 15

• The Incredible Burt Wonderstone

Mar 22

• The Croods

Mar 29

• GI Joe: Retaliation

• Tyler Perry's Temptation


Apr 5

• Evil Dead

• Jurassic Park (3D reissue)

Apr 12

• 42

• Scary Movie 5

Apr 19

• Oblivion

Apr 26

• The Big Wedding

• Pain and Gain


May 3

• Iron Man 3

May 10

• The Great Gatsby

• Tyler Perry Presents Peeples

May 17

• Star Trek: Into Darkness

May 24

• Epic

• Fast & Furious 6

• The Hangover Part III

May 31

• Now You See Me

• The Purge


Jun 7

• After Earth

• The Internship

Jun 14

• Man of Steel

• This is the End (Jun 12)

Jun 21

• Monsters University

• World War Z

Jun 28

• The Heat

• White House Down


Jul 3

• Despicable Me 2

• The Lone Ranger

Jul 12

• Grown Ups 2

• Pacific Rim

Jul 19

• The Conjuring


• Red 2

• Turbo (Jul 17)

Jul 26

• The Wolverine

Jul 31

• The Smurfs 2


Aug 2

• 2 Guns

• 300: Rise of an Empire

Aug 9

• Disney's Planes

• Elysium

• Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters (Aug 7)

• We're the Millers

Aug 16

• Kick-Ass 2

• The To-Do List

Aug 23

• Grandmasters

• The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones

• The World's End

• You're Next

Aug 30

• Closed Circuit

• Getaway

• One Direction: This is Us

• Satanic


Sep 6

• Riddick

Sep 13

• Battle of the Year

• Escape Plan

• Insidious Chapter 2

• Machete Kills

Sep 20

• Malavita

• Prisoners

• Rush

• Walk of Shame

Sep 27

• Baggage Claim

• Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2

• Runner, Runner


Oct 4

• The Delivery Man

• Gravity

• Paranoia

• Sin City: A Dame to Kill For

Oct 11

• Captain Phillips

• Haunts

• Old Boy

Oct 18

• The Butler

• Carrie

• Don Jon

• Seventh Son

Oct 25

• Paranormal Activity 5


Nov 1

• Ender's Game

• Freebirds

• Last Vegas

Nov 8

• Thor: The Dark World

Nov 15

• Best Man 2

• The Counselor

• The Fifth Estate

• The Wolf of Wall Street

Nov 22

• The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

Nov 27

• Black Nativity

• Frozen


Dec 13

• The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

• Tyler Perry's A Madea Christmas

Dec 20

• Anchorman: The Legend Continues

• The Monuments Men (Dec 18)

• Saving Mr. Banks

• Walking with Dinosaurs

Dec 25

• 47 Ronin

• Jack Ryan

• The Secret Life of Walter Mitty



Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters

Written by USTownhall staff   
Thursday, 10 January 2013 19:39

Ealier today, the nominations were annouced for the 85th Academy Awards ceremony, which will be held on Sunday, February 24, 2013.  Steven Spielberg's Lincoln led the pack with 12 nominations, followed by Ang Lee's Life of Pi with 11.  The major surprise of the nominations was that three odds-on favorites for Best Director were not even nominated: Ben Affleck for Argo, Kathryn Bigelow for Zero Dark Thrity, and Tom Hooper for Les Misérables.

The nominations were announced at 8:30am Eastern time at the Samuel Goldwyn Theatre in Beverly Hills by television and film producer Seth McFarlane (The Family Guy, Ted) and actress Emma Stone, who recently played Gwen Stacy in last summer's The Amazing Spider-Man.  McFarlane will also serve as host of the Oscars themselves.


List of nominees and winners - major categories:

Best Picture

• Amour
• Beasts of the Southern Wild
• Django Unchained
• Life of Pi
• Lincoln
• Les Misérables
• Silver Linings Playbook
• Zero Dark Thirty

Best Director

• Michael Haneke – Amour
Ang Lee – Life of Pi
• David O. Russell – Silver Linings Playbook
• Steven Spielberg – Lincoln
• Benh Zeitlin – Beasts of the Southern Wild

Best Writing - Original

• Amour – Michael Haneke
Django Unchained – Quentin Tarantino
• Flight – John Gatins
Moonrise Kingdom – • Wes Anderson and Roman Coppola
• Zero Dark Thirty – Mark Boal

Best Writing - Adaptation

Argo – Chris Terrio
• Beasts of the Southern Wild – Lucy Alibar and Benh Zeitlin
• Life of Pi – David Magee
• Lincoln – Tony Kushner
• Silver Linings Playbook – David O. Russell

Best Animated Feature

Brave – Mark Andrews and Brenda Chapman
• Frankenweenie – Tim Burton
• ParaNorman – Sam Fell and Chris Butler
• The Pirates! Band of Misfits – Peter Lord
• Wreck-It Ralph – Rich Moore

Best Actor

• Bradley Cooper – Silver Linings Playbook
Daniel Day-Lewis – Lincoln
• Hugh Jackman – Les Misérables
• Joaquin Phoenix – The Master
• Denzel Washington – Flight

Best Actress

• Jessica Chastain – Zero Dark Thirty
Jennifer Lawrence – Silver Linings Playbook
• Emmanuelle Riva – Amour
• Quvenzhané Wallis – Beasts of the Southern Wild
• Naomi Watts – The Impossible

Best Supporting Actor

• Alan Arkin – Argo
• Robert De Niro – Silver Linings Playbook
• Philip Seymour Hoffman – The Master
• Tommy Lee Jones – Lincoln
Christoph Waltz – Django Unchained

Best Supporting Actress

• Amy Adams – The Master
• Sally Field – Lincoln
Anne Hathaway – Les Misérables
• Helen Hunt – The Sessions
• Jacki Weaver – Silver Linings Playbook

Written by USTownhall staff   
Monday, 13 August 2012 21:45

More details (including trailers) coming soon, but for now, enjoy this first sneak peek...




Argo (Oct 12)


Chasing Mavericks (Oct 26)


End of Watch (Sep 21)

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Flight (Nov 2)

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Jack Reacher (Dec 21)


Les Misérables (Dec 14)


Sep 7

• The Words


Sep 14

• Finding Nemo 3D

• Resident Evil: Retribution


Sep 21

• Dredd

• End of Watch

• House at the End of the Street

• Trouble with the Curve


Sep 28

• Hotel Transylvania

• Looper

• Won't Back Down



Oct 5

• Frankenweenie

• Pitch Perfect

• Sinister

• Taken 2


Oct 12

• Argo

• Here Comes the Boom

• Seven Psychopaths


Oct 19

• Alex Cross

• Killing Them Softly

• Paranormal Activity


Oct 26

• The Big Wedding

• Chasing Mavericks

• Cloud Atlas

• Fun Size

• Silent Hill: Revelation



Nov 2

• Flight

• The Man with the Iron Fists

• Wreck-It Ralph


Nov 9

• Skyfall


Nov 16

• The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2


Nov 21

• Life of Pi

• Parental Guidance

• Red Dawn (2012)

• Rise of the Guardians

• The Silver Linings Playbook



Dec 7

• Playing for Keeps


Dec 14

• The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

• Les Misérables


Dec 21

• Jack Reacher

• Monsters, Inc. 3D

• This is 40

• Zero Dark Thirty


Dec 25

• Django Unchained

• The Guilt Trip


Life of Pi (Nov 21)


Trouble with the Curve (Sep 21)

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Zero Dark Thirty (Dec 21)


Won't Back Down (Sep 28)


The Words (Sep 7)



Alex Cross (Oct 19)

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Django Unchained (Dec 26)


Killing Them Softly (Oct 19)


The Man with the Iron Fists (Nov 2)


Red Dawn (2012) (Nov 21)


Skyfall (Nov 9)


Taken 2 (Oct 5)



Cloud Atlas (Oct 26)


Dredd (Sep 21)

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The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (Dec 14)


Looper (Sep 28)


Resident Evil: Retribution (Sep 14)

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The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 (Nov 16)



The Big Wedding (Oct 26)

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Fun Size (Oct 26)

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The Guilt Trip (Dec 26)

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Here Comes the Boom (Oct 12)

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Parental Guidance (Nov 21)


Pitch Perfect (Oct 5)

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Playing for Keeps (Dec 7)

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The Silver Linings Playbook (Nov 21)

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Seven Psychopaths (Oct 12)


This is 40 (Dec 21)



Finding Nemo 3D (Sep 14)


Frankenweenie (Oct 5)


Hotel Transylvania (Sep 28)

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Monsters, Inc. 3D (Dec 21)

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Rise of the Guardians (Nov 21)


Wreck-It Ralph (Nov 2)



House at the End of the Street (Sep 21)


Paranormal Activity 4 (Oct 19)


Silent Hill: Revelation (Oct 26)


Sinister (Oct 5)


Written by USTownhall staff   
Monday, 07 May 2012 16:29


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Total Recall (2012)

Genre: Science Fiction / Fantasy

Stars: Colin Farrell, Bryan Cranston, Jessica Biel, Kate Beckinsale, Bill Nighy, John Cho

Director: Len Wiseman

Premise: Welcome to Rekall, the company that can turn your dreams into real memories. For a factory worker named Douglas Quaid, even though he's got a beautiful wife who he loves, the mind-trip sounds like the perfect vacation from his frustrating life - real memories of life as a super-spy might be just what he needs. But when the procedure goes horribly wrong, Quaid becomes a hunted man. Finding himself on the run from the police – controlled by Chancellor Cohaagen, the leader of the free world – Quaid teams up with a rebel fighter to find the head of the underground resistance and stop Cohaagen. The line between fantasy and reality gets blurred and the fate of his world hangs in the balance as Quaid discovers his true identity, his true love, and his true fate.

MPAA: PG-13 (for intense sequences of sci-fi violence and action, some sexual content, brief nudity, and language)

Run time: 2 hrs. 15 min.


The Bourne Legacy

Genre: Action thriller

Stars: Jeremy Renner, Rachel Weisz, Edward Norton, Joan Allen, Albert Finney, Oscar Isaac, Stacy Keach, Scott Glenn, David Strathairn

Director: Tony Gilroy

Premise: To become an elite government operative, a man hands himself over to the same agency that birthed the likes of Jason Bourne, but he's eventually forced to go on the run.

MPAA: PG-13 (for violence and intense action sequences)

Run time: 2 hrs. 15 min.


The Expendables 2

Genre: Action

Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Dolph Lundgren, Jet Li, Bruce Willis, Jean-Claude van Damme, Chuck Norris, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Liam Hemsworth

Director: Simon West

Premise: The Expendables are back and this time it's personal... Barney Ross, Lee Christmas, Yin Yang, Gunnar Jensen, Toll Road and Hale Caesar -- with newest members Billy the Kid and Maggie aboard -- are reunited when Mr. Church enlists the Expendables to take on a seemingly simple job. The task looks like an easy paycheck for Barney and his band of old-school mercenaries. But when things go wrong and one of their own is viciously killed, the Expendables are compelled to seek revenge in hostile territory where the odds are stacked against them. Hell-bent on payback, the crew cuts a swath of destruction through opposing forces, wreaking havoc and shutting down an unexpected threat in the nick of time -- six pounds of weapons-grade plutonium; enough to change the balance of power in the world. But that's nothing compared to the justice they serve against the villainous adversary who savagely murdered their brother. That is done the Expendables way....

MPAA: R (for strong violence, language and brief sexuality)

Run time: 1 hr. 43 min.


The Apparition

Genre: Horror

Stars: Ashley Greene, Sebastian Stan, Tom Felton

Director: Todd Lincoln

Premise: When frightening events start to occur in their home, young couple Kelly and Ben discover they are being haunted by a presence that was accidentally conjured during a university parapsychology experiment. The horrifying apparition feeds on their fear and torments them no matter where they try to run. Their last hope is an expert in the supernatural, but even with his help they may already be too late to save themselves from this terrifying force.

MPAA: PG-13 (for for terror/frightening images and some sensuality)

Run time:



Genre: Crime thriller

Stars: Shia LaBeouf, Tom Hardy, Jessica Chastain, Jason Clarke, Gary Oldman, Guy Pearce

Director: John Hillcoat

Premise: The true story of the infamous Bondurant Brothers: bootlegging siblings who made a run for the American Dream in Prohibition-era Virginia. Inspired by true-life tales of author Matt Bondurant's family in his novel "The Wettest County In The World," the loyalty of three brothers is put to the test against the backdrop of the nation's most notorious crime wave.

MPAA: R (for strong bloody violence, language and some sexuality/nudity)

Run time: 1 hr. 55 min.



also in AUGUST...


Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days

Premise: During his summer vacation, "Wimpy Kid" Greg Heffley, the hero of the phenomenally successful book series, hatches a plan to pretend he has a job at a ritzy country club – which fails to keep him away from the season's dog days, including embarrassing mishaps at a public pool and a camping trip that goes horribly wrong.

MPAA: PG (for for some rude humor)



Hope Springs

Premise: Meryl Streep and Tommy Lee Jones star as Kay and Arnold, a devoted couple, but decades of marriage have left Kay wanting to spice things up and reconnect with her husband. When she hears of a renowned couple's specialist in the small town of Great Hope Springs, she attempts to persuade her skeptical husband, a steadfast man of routine, to get on a plane for a week of marriage therapy. Just convincing the stubborn Arnold to go on the retreat is hard enough – the real challenge for both of them comes as they shed their bedroom hang-ups and try to re-ignite the spark that caused them to fall for each other in the first place.

MPAA: PG-13 (for mature thematic content involving sexuality)



The Campaign

Premise: When long-term congressman Cam Brady (Will Ferrell) commits a major public gaffe before an upcoming election, a pair of ultra-wealthy CEOs plot to put up a rival candidate and gain influence over their North Carolina district. Their man: naive Marty Huggins (Zach Galifianakis), director of the local Tourism Center. At first, Marty appears to be the unlikeliest possible choice but, with the help of his new benefactors' support, a cutthroat campaign manager and his family's political connections, he soon becomes a contender who gives the charismatic Cam plenty to worry about. As Election Day closes in, the two are locked in a dead heat, with insults quickly escalating to injury until all they care about is burying each other. Because even when you think campaign ethics have hit rock bottom, there's room to dig a whole lot deeper.

MPAA: R (for crude sexual content, language and brief nudity)



The Odd Life of Timothy Green

Premise: Happily married couple, Cindy and Jim Green can't wait to start a family but can only dream about what their child would be like. When young Timothy shows up on their doorstep one stormy night, Cindy and Jim-and their small town of Stanleyville-learn that sometimes the unexpected can bring some of life's greatest gifts.

MPAA: PG (for for mild thematic elements and brief language)




Premise: When a small town comes under siege by zombies, who can it call? Only misunderstood local boy Norman, who is able to speak with the dead. In addition to the zombies, he'll have to take on ghosts, witches and, worst, of all, grown-ups, to save his town from a centuries-old curse. But this young ghoul whisperer may find his paranormal activities pushed to their otherworldly limits.

MPAA: PG (for scary action and images, thematic elements, some rude humor and language)




Premise: Whitney Houston makes her final screen appearance and American Idol's Jordin Sparks stars as musical prodigy Sparkle who struggles to become a star while overcoming issues that are tearing her family apart. From an affluent Detroit area and daughter to a single mother, she tries to balance a new romance with music manager, Stix while dealing with the unexpected challenges her new life will bring as she and her two sisters strive to become a dynamic singing group during the Motown-era.

MPAA: PG-13 (for mature thematic content involving domestic abuse and drug material, and for some violence, language and smoking)



Hit & Run

Premise: Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard star as a young couple that risks it all when they leave their small town life and embark on a road trip that may lead them towards the opportunity of a lifetime. Their fast-paced road trip grows awkwardly complicated and hilarious when they are chased by a friend from the past, a federal marshal and a band of misfits.

MPAA: R (for pervasive language including sexual references, graphic nudity, some violence and drug content)



Premium Rush

Premise: Joseph Gordon-Levitt stars as Wilee, the best of New York's agile and aggressive bicycle messengers. It takes a special breed to ride the fixie – super lightweight, single-gear bikes with no brakes and riders who are equal part skilled cyclists and suicidal nutcases who risk becoming a smear on the pavement every time they head into traffic.
But a guy who's used to putting his life on the line is about to get more than even he is used to when a routine delivery turns into a life or death chase through the streets of Manhattan. When Wilee picks up his last envelope of the day on a premium rush run, he discovers this package is different. This time, someone is actually trying to kill him.

MPAA: PG-13 (for some violence, intense action sequences and language)



The Oogieloves in the Big Balloon Adventure

Premise: It's Schuufy's birthday, and the Oogieloves (Goobie, Zoozie and Toofie), along with their friends J. Edgar, Windy Window and Ruffy, are organizing a party. (Shh! It's a secret.) Everything is going along just perfectly until J. Edgar trips and loses the last five magical balloons in all of Lovelyloveville – OH NO! The Oogiloves set out to find the magical balloons in time to save their friend's party. Along the way, they meet some very interesting characters indeed, including Dotty Rounder (Cloris Leachman), Bobby Wobbly (Carey Elwes), Milky Marvin (Chazz Palminteri), Rosalie Rosebud (Toni Braxton) and Lola and Lero Sombero (Christopher Lloyd and Jaime Pressly). Can these new friends help them recover the magical balloons and get back to the cottage in time to celebrate Schullfy's surprise birthday?




The Possession

Premise: Clyde and Stephanie Brenek see little cause for alarm when their youngest daughter Em becomes oddly obsessed with an antique wooden box she purchased at a yard sale. But as Em's behavior becomes increasingly erratic, the couple fears the presence of a malevolent force in their midst, only to discover that the box was built to contain a dibbuk, a dislocated spirit that inhabits and ultimately devours its human host.

MPAA: PG-13 (for for mature thematic material involving violence and disturbing sequences)



JULY 2012

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The Amazing Spider-Man

Genre: Fantasy adventure

Stars: Andrew Garfield, Rhys Ifans, Emma Stone, Sally Field, Martin Sheen, Denis Leary

Director: Marc Webb

Premise: As Peter Parker discovers a mysterious briefcase that belonged to his father, he begins a quest to understand his parents' disappearance leading him directly to Oscorp and the lab of Dr. Curt Connors, his father's former partner. As Spider-Man is set on a collision course with Connors' alter-ego The Lizard, Peter will make life-altering choices to use his powers and shape his destiny to become a hero.

MPAA: PG-13 (for sequences of action and violence)

Run time: 2 hrs. 16 min.


Ice Age: Continental Drift

Genre: Animated comedy

Stars: Ray Romano, John Leguizamo, Denis Leary, Alan Tudyk, Wanda Sykes, Jeremy Renner

Directors: Steve Martino, Michael Thurmeier, Carlos Saldanha

Premise: Join Manny, Diego, Sid, and Scrat this summer as they brave the high seas & battle a ragtag group of pirates determined to stop them from getting home.

MPAA: PG (for mild rude humor and action/peril)

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The Dark Knight Rises

Genre: Fantasy adventure

Stars: Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Gary Oldman, Morgan Freeman, Anne Hathaway, Joseph Gordon-Levitt

Director: Christopher Nolan

Premise: It has been eight years since Batman vanished into the night, turning, in that instant, from hero to fugitive. Assuming the blame for the death of D.A. Harvey Dent, the Dark Knight sacrificed everything for what he and Commissioner Gordon both hoped was the greater good. For a time the lie worked, as criminal activity in Gotham City was crushed under the weight of the anti-crime Dent Act.
But everything will change with the arrival of a cunning cat burglar with a mysterious agenda. Far more dangerous, however, is the emergence of Bane, a masked terrorist whose ruthless plans for Gotham drive Bruce out of his self-imposed exile. But even if he dons the cape and cowl again, Batman may be no match for Bane.

MPAA: PG-13 (for intense sequences of violence and action, some sensuality and language)

Run time: 2 hrs. 44 min.


The Watch

Genre: Comedy

Stars: Ben Stiller, Vince Vaughn, Rosemarie DeWitt, Jonah Hill, Nicholas Braun, Richard Ayoade

Director: Akiva Schaffer

Premise: Four everyday suburban guys come together as an excuse to escape their humdrum lives one night a week. But when they accidentally discover that their town has become overrun with aliens posing as ordinary suburbanites, they have no choice but to save their neighborhood, and the world, from total extermination.

MPAA: R (for some strong sexual content including references, pervasive language and violent images)

Run time:



also in JULY...

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Katy Perry: Part of Me

Premise: A 3D motion picture event movie, Katy Perry: Part of Me is a backstage pass, front row seat and intimate look at the fun, glamorous, heartbreaking, inspiring, crazy, magical, passionate, and honest mad diary of Katy.

MPAA: PG (for some suggestive content, language, thematic elements and brief smoking)



Premise: Laguna Beach entrepreneurs Ben, a peaceful and charitable Buddhist, and his closest friend Chon, a former Navy SEAL and ex-mercenary, run a lucrative, homegrown industry – raising some of the best marijuana ever developed. They also share a one-of-a-kind love with the extraordinary beauty Ophelia. Life is idyllic in their Southern California town...until the Mexican Baja Cartel decides to move in and demands that the trio partners with them. When the merciless head of the BC, Elena, and her brutal enforcer, Lado, underestimate the unbreakable bond among these three friends, Ben and Chon, with the reluctant, slippery assistance of a dirty DEA agent, wage a seemingly unwinnable war against the cartel. And so begins a series of increasingly vicious ploys and maneuvers in a high stakes, savage battle of wills.

MPAA: R (for strong brutal and grisly violence, some graphic sexuality, nudity, drug use and lanuage throughout)


Step Up: Revolution

Premise: Emily arrives in Miami with aspirations of becoming a professional dancer and soon falls in love with Sean a young man who leads a dance crew in elaborate, cutting-edge flash mobs, called "The Mob." When a wealthy business man threatens to develop The Mob's historic neighborhood and displace thousands of people, Emily must band together with Sean and The Mob to turn their performance art into protest art, and risk losing their dreams to fight for a greater cause.

MPAA: PG-13 (for some suggestive dancing and language)



JUNE 2012

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Snow White & the Huntsman

Genre: Fantasy Adventure

Stars: Kristen Stewart, Chris Hemsworth, Charlize Theron, Ian McShane, Sam Claflin

Director: Rupert Sanders

Premise: Snow White is the only person in the land fairer than the evil queen, who is out to destroy her. But what the wicked ruler never imagined is that the young woman threatening her reign has been training in the art of war with the huntsman who was dispatched to kill her.

MPAA: PG-13 (for intense sequences of violence and action, and brief sensuality)

Run time: 2 hrs. 7 min.


Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted

Genre: Animated fantasy-comedy

Stars: Ben Stiller, Chris Rock, David Schwimmer, Jada Pinkett-Smith, Sacha Baron Cohen, Frances McDormand

Director: Eric Darnell

Premise: Alex the Lion, Marty the Zebra, Gloria the Hippo, and Melman the Giraffe are still fighting to get home to their beloved Big Apple and of course, King Julien, Maurice and the Penguins are all along for the comedic adventure. Their journey takes them through Europe where they find the perfect cover: a traveling circus, which they reinvent - Madagascar style.

MPAA: PG (for some mild action and rude humor)

Run time: 1 hr. 35 min.


Rock of Ages

Genre: Musical drama

Stars: Tom Cruise, Julianne Hough, Diego Boneta, Russell Brand, Paul Giamatti, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Malin Akerman, Mary J. Blige, Alec Baldwin

Director: Adam Shankman

Premise: Small town girl Sherrie and city boy Drew meet on the Sunset Strip while pursuing their Hollywood dreams. Their rock 'n' roll romance is told through the hits of Def Leppard, Joan Jett, Journey, Foreigner, Bon Jovi, Night Ranger, REO Speedwagon, Pat Benatar, Twisted Sister, Poison, Whitesnake, and more.

MPAA: PG-13 (for sexual content, suggestive dancing, some heavy drinking, and language)

Run time: 2 hrs. 3 min



Genre: Animated action-fantasy

Stars: Billy Connolly, Emma Thompson, Julie Walters, Kelly MacDonald, Craig Ferguson, Kevin McKidd

Director: Mark Andrews

Premise: Merida is a skilled archer and impetuous daughter of King Fergus and Queen Elinor. Determined to carve her own path in life, Merida defies an age-old custom sacred to the uproarious lords of the land: massive Lord MacGuffin, surly Lord Macintosh and cantankerous Lord Dingwall. Merida's actions inadvertently unleash chaos and fury in the kingdom, and when she turns to an eccentric Witch for help, she is granted an ill-fated wish. The ensuing peril forces Merida to harness all of her skills and resources – including her clever and mischievous triplet brothers – to undo a beastly curse before it's too late, discovering the meaning of true bravery.

MPAA: PG (for some scary action and rude humor)

Run time: 1 hr. 41 min.



Genre: Comedy

Stars: Mark Wahlberg, Seth MacFarlane, Mila Kunis, Adam Scott, Giovanni Ribisi, Patrick Warburton

Director: Seth MacFarlane

Premise: John Bennett is a grown man who must deal with the cherished teddy bear who came to life as the result of a childhood wish... and has refused to leave his side ever since.

MPAA: R (for crude and sexual content, pervasive language, and some drug use)

Run time:



also in JUNE...

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Premise: A team of explorers discover a clue to the origins of mankind on Earth, leading them on a thrilling journey to the darkest corners of the universe. There, they must fight a terrifying battle to save the future of the human race.

MPAA: R (for sci-fi violence including some intense images, and brief language)


That's My Boy

Premise: While still in his teens, Donny fathered a son, Todd, and raised him as a single parent up until Todd's 18th birthday. After not seeing each other for years,  Donny shows up uninvited to his son's wedding. Trying desperately to reconnect with his son, Donny is now forced to deal with the repercussions of his bad parenting skills.

MPAA: R (for crude sexual content throughout, nudity, pervasive language and some drug use)


Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter

Premise: Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter explores the secret life of our greatest president, and the untold story that shaped our nation. Visionary filmmakers Tim Burton and Timur Bekmambetov bring a fresh and visceral voice to the bloodthirsty lore of the vampire, imagining Lincoln as history's greatest hunter of the undead.

MPAA: R (for violence throughout and brief sexuality)


Seeking a Friend for the End of the World

Premise: Set in a too-near future, a man searches for a meaningful connection as humanity's last days are at hand. Can he find his greatest love at the worst possible time? As the respective journeys of Dodge and Penny converge, the two spark to each other and their outlooks - if not the world's - brighten.

MPAA: R (for language including sexual references, some drug use and brief violence)


Magic Mike

Premise: Set in the world of male strippers, Mike takes a young dancer called The Kid under his wing and schools him in the fine arts of partying, picking up women, and making easy money.

MPAA: R (for pervasive sexual content, brief graphic nudity, language and some drug use)


People Like Us

Premise: Sam is a fast-paced salesman who reluctantly returns home when he learns his father has died. In the course of reconnecting with his estranged family, Sam discovers he has an older sister. As their relationship develops, Sam must rethink everything he thought he knew about this family and take a hard look at his own life choices.

MPAA: PG-13 (for language, some drug use and brief sexuality)


Tyler Perry's Madea's Witness Protection

Premise: Facing criminal charges and death threats from the mob, George Needleman and his entire family are put under witness protection in the safest place that Brian, a federal prosecutor from Atlanta, can think of... his Aunt Madea's house down South.




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Marvel's The Avengers

Genre: Fantasy adventure

Stars: Robert Downey Jr., Samuel L. Jackson, Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner

Director: Joss Whedon

Premise: Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, Thor, Captain America, Hawkeye and Black Widow answer the call to action when Nick Fury, director of the international peacekeeping agency known as S.H.I.E.L.D., initiates a daring, globe-spanning recruitment effort to assemble The Avengers team to defeat an unexpected enemy threatening global safety and security. Despite pulling together the ultimate dream team, Nick Fury and longtime confidant Agent Coulson must find a way to convince the Super Heroes to work with, not against each other, when the powerful and dangerous Loki gains access to the Tesseract Cosmic Cube and its unlimited power.

MPAA: PG-13 (for intense sequences of sci-if violence and action throughout, and a mild drug reference)

Run time: 2 hrs. 22 min.


Dark Shadows

Genre: Comedy Thriller

Stars: Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Eva Green, Jackie Earle Haley, Bella Heathcote, Michelle Pfeiffer

Director:Tim Burton

Premise: Update of the 1960s daytime serial.

Barnabas Collins is rich, powerful, and an inveterate playboy...until he makes the grave mistake of breaking the heart of Angelique Bouchard. A witch, in every sense of the word, Angelique dooms him to a fate worse than death: turning him into a vampire, and then burying him alive.

Two centuries later, Barnabas is inadvertently freed from his tomb and emerges into the very changed world of 1972. He returns to Collinwood Manor to find that his once-grand estate has fallen into ruin. The dysfunctional remnants of the Collins family have fared little better, each harboring their own dark secrets.

MPAA: PG-13 (for comic horror violence, sexual content, some drug use, language and smoking)

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Genre: SciFi/Fantasy

Stars: Taylor Kitch, Alexander Skarsgard, Rihanna, Brooklyn Decker, Liam Neeson, Hamish Linklater

Director: Peter Berg

Premise: Based on Hasbro's classic naval combat game, Battleship is an epic action-adventure that unfolds across the seas, in the skies and over land as our planet fights for survival against a superior force.

MPAA: PG-13 (for intense sequences of violence, action and destruction, and for language)

Run time: 2 hrs. 11 min.


Men in Black 3

Genre: SciFi/Fantasy Comedy

Stars: Will Smith, Tommy Lee Jones, Josh Brolin, Jemaine Clement, Emma Thompson, Emma Thompson

Director: Barry Sonnenfeld

Premise: Agents J and K are back... in time. When K's life and the fate of the planet are put at stake, Agent J will have to travel back in time to put things right. J discovers that there are secrets to the universe that K never told him -- secrets that will reveal themselves as he teams up with the young Agent K to save his partner, the agency, and the future of humankind.

MPAA: PG-13 (for sci-fi action violence, and brief suggestive content)

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also in MAY...



The Dictator (May 11)

 Premise: In this comedy directed by Larry Charles, Sasha Baron Cohen stars in the heroic story of a dictator who risked his life to ensure that democracy would never come to the country he so lovingly oppressed.

MPAA: R (for strong crude and sexual content, brief male nudity, language and some violent images)



What to Expect When You're Expecting (May 18)

Premise: Cameron Diaz and Jennifer Lopez head an ensemble cast in this comedy inspired by the best selling book of the same name.  The story follows five couples as they experience the joys and anxieties of the childbirth process.

MPAA: PG-13 (for for crude and sexual content, thematic elements and language)


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The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (May 4)

Premise: Judi Dench leads an ensemble cast in this comedy-drama about an elderly group outsourcing their retirement to India where they are each profoundly affected by their new surroundings and experiences.


Hysteria (May 18)

Premise: British romantic comedy featuring Maggie Gyllenhaal, Hugh Dancy, and Rupert Everett set in the Victorian era of England and telling the story of the creation of the vibrator.


Chernobyl Diaries (May 25)

Premise: In this horror flick, a group of tourists take an "extreme tour" to the site of the Chernobyl disaster where they become stranded and hunted by the strange, mutated beings who now live there.


Moonrise Kingdom (May 25)

Premise: Two twelve-year-olds fall in love, make a secret pact, and run away together into the wilderness. As various authorities try to hunt them down, a violent storm is brewing off-shore -- and the peaceful island community is turned upside down in more ways than anyone can handle. Cast includes Bruce Willis, Bill Murray, Edward Norton, and Frances McDormand.


click titles to watch TRAILERS: May 4: First Position, A Little Bit of Heaven, The Perfect FamilyMay 11: Girl in Progress, Hick, Tonight You're Mine, Where Do We Go Now?; May 16: The Samaritan; May 18: Lovely Molly, Polisse, Virginia; May 25: Hide Away, The Intouchables, Mighty Fine



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cast of The Apprentice 10


Sherri Shepherd

Vanessa Minnillo

All My Children creator AGNES NIXON

Bronx Opera's BEN SPIERMAN

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part 1: Guiding Light

part 2: Days of Our Lives

soapcentral.com founder DAN KROLL DAN PARENT of Archie Comics DAVID LYONS of The Cape DEBBIE GIBSON & TIFFANY Author DEDE EMERSON of A Different Kind of Streetwalker
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BOB DOWLING of the 3D Entertainment Summit Indie filmmaker ELIANA UJUETA of Beneath the Rock comic book artist JAMAL IGLE Genesis Repertory's JAY MICHAELS, MARY MiCARI, & actors Oscar-winning actor JEREMY IRONS

Animation historian JERRY BECK

1st interview

2nd interview

singer-songwriter JOSH GROBAN

web series producer KAI SOREMEKUN of Chick

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Oscar-winning actress KATHY BATES of Harry's Law Television producer KENNETH JOHNSON of V, Bionic Woman, Incredible Hulk KYLE BORNHEIMER & HAYES MacARTHUR of Perfect Couples

Terrence Howard, René Balcer

Dick Wolf, Alfred Molina, Alana de la Garza

publisher DAN HERMAN of Hermes Press COUNTESS LuANN de LESSEPS of The Real Housewives of New York City author MAX ALLAN COLLINS of Road to Perdition WWE Champion Mike "The MIz" Mizanin
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JEFF HAYNE of Mill Creek Entertainment

1st interview

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singer-actor NICK LACHEY supermodel NIKI TAYLOR talks The Celebrity Apprentice actor PAUL REISER of The Paul Reiser Show actor-producer RICKY GERVAIS of The Office actress-television host ROSIE O'DONNELL comic book writer STEVE NILES

Ian Anthony Dale, Nick Wauters

Jason Ritter, Sarah Roemer, Blair Underwood, Željko Ivanek

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THORE SCHÖLERMANN & JO WEIL of Verbotene Liebe Peabody & Emmy award winning journalist TOM BROKAW Emmy award winning actor TOM PELPHREY of Guiding Light actors from The Apothecary Theatre Company TORI SPELLING & DEAN McDERMOTT of sTORIbook Weddings





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