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The Loft
Thu 01/29/2015

Genre
Thriller

Directed By
Erik Van Looy

Starring
Karl Urban, James Marsden, Wentworth Miller

Plot Synopsis
Karl Urban (Star Trek Into Darkness) and James Marsden (2 Guns) star in the tense psychological thriller THE LOFT, the story of five married guys who conspire to secretly share a penthouse loft in the city--a place where they can carry out hidden affairs and indulge in their deepest fantasies. But the fantasy becomes a nightmare when they discover the dead body of an unknown woman in the loft, and they realize one of the group must be involved. Paranoia seizes them as everyone begins to suspect one another. Friendships are tested, loyalties are questioned and marriages crumble as the group is consumed by fear, suspicion and murder in this relentless thriller.

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Project Almanac
Thu 01/29/2015

Genre
Action-Adventure

Directed By
Dean Israelite

Starring
Sofia Black-D'Elia, Allen Evangelista, Ginny Gardner

Plot Synopsis
A group of teens discover secret plans of a time machine, and construct one. However, things start to get out of control.

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Met: Les Contes D'hoffman
Sat 01/31/2015

Plot Synopsis
Vittorio Grigolo and Matthew Polenzani take turns playing the tortured poet and unwitting adventurer of the title. The roles of the three heroines are shared by an impressive lineup of singing actresses, including Hibla Gerzmava, Susanna Phillips, Erin Morley, Audrey Luna, Christine Rice, and Elena Maximova. Thomas Hampson sings the Four Villains, and James Levine and Yves Abel conduct Offenbach’s sparkling score.

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The Spongebob Movie: Sponge Out of Water
Fri 02/06/2015

Genre
Animation

Directed By
Paul Tibbitt

Starring
Tom Kenny, Antonio Banderas, Antonio Betancor

Plot Synopsis
SpongeBob goes on a quest to discover a stolen recipe that takes him to our dimension, our world, where he tangles with a pirate.

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Fifty Shades of Grey
Thu 02/12/2015

Genre
Drama

Directed By
Sam Taylor-Johnson

Starring
Dakota Johnson, Jamie Dornan, Eloise Mumford

Plot Synopsis
Literature student Anastasia Steele's life changes forever when she meets handsome, yet tormented, billionaire Christian Grey.

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Kingsman: the Secret Service
Fri 02/13/2015

Genre
Mystery-Suspense

Directed By
Matthew Vaughn

Starring
Colin Firth, Michael Caine, Taron Egerton

Plot Synopsis
Based upon the acclaimed comic book and directed by Matthew Vaughn (Kick Ass, X-Men First Class), Kingsman: The Secret Service tells the story of a super-secret spy organization that recruits an unrefined but promising street kid into the agency’s ultra-competitive training program just as a global threat emerges from a twisted tech genius.

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Met: Iolanta/duke Bluebea
Sat 02/14/2015

Plot Synopsis
On the heels of her triumphant Met performances as Tatiana in Eugene Onegin, soprano Anna Netrebko takes on another Tchaikovsky heroine in the first opera of this intriguing double bill, consisting of an enchanting fairy tale (Iolanta) followed by a psychological thriller (Bluebeard’s Castle). Netrebko stars as the beautiful blind girl who experiences love for the first time in Iolanta, while Nadja Michael is the unwitting victim of the diabolical Bluebeard, played by Mikhail Petrenko. Both operas are directed by Mariusz Trelinski, who was inspired by classic noir films of the 1940s. Iolanta also stars Piotr Beczala, and Maestro Valery Gergiev conducts both operas

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The Duff
Fri 02/20/2015

Genre
Comedy

Directed By
Ari Sandel

Starring
Mae Whitman, Robbie Amell, Bella Thorne

Plot Synopsis
A high school senior instigates a social pecking order revolution after finding out that she has been labeled the DUFF (Designated Ugly Fat Friend) to her prettier more popular friends.

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Mcfarland, Usa
Fri 02/20/2015

Genre
Drama

Directed By
Niki Caro

Starring
Kevin Costner, Maria Bello, Carlos Pratts

Plot Synopsis
Inspired by the 1987 true story, “McFarland, USA” follows novice runners from McFarland, an economically challenged town in California’s farm-rich Central Valley, as they give their all to build a cross-country team under the direction of Coach Jim White (Kevin Costner), a newcomer to their predominantly Latino high school. Coach White and the McFarland students have a lot to learn about each other but when White starts to realize the boys’ exceptional running ability, things begin to change. Soon something beyond their physical gifts becomes apparent—the power of family relationships, their unwavering commitment to one another and their incredible work ethic. With grit and determination, the unlikely band of runners eventually overcomes the odds to forge not only a championship cross-country team but an enduring legacy as well. Along the way, Coach White realizes that his family finally found a place to call home and both he and his team achieve their own kind of American dream.

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Hot Tub Time Machine 2
Fri 02/20/2015

Genre
Comedy

Directed By
Steve Pink

Starring
Craig Robinson, Rob Corddry, Clark Duke

Plot Synopsis
When Lou, who has become the "father of the Internet," is shot by an unknown assailant, Jacob and Nick fire up the time machine again to save their friend.

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Focus
Fri 02/27/2015

Genre
Comedy

Directed By
Glenn Ficarra

Starring
Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Rodrigo Santoro

Plot Synopsis
Will Smith stars as Nicky, a seasoned master of misdirection who becomes romantically involved with novice con artist Jess (Margot Robbie). As he’s teaching her the tricks of the trade, she gets too close for comfort and he abruptly breaks it off. Three years later, the former flame—now an accomplished femme fatale—shows up in Buenos Aires in the middle of the high stakes racecar circuit. In the midst of Nicky’s latest, very dangerous scheme, she throws his plans for a loop…and the consummate con man off his game.

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Unfinished Business
Fri 03/06/2015

Genre
Comedy

Directed By
Ken Scott

Starring
Vince Vaughn, Tom Wilkinson, James Marsden

Plot Synopsis
A hard-working small business owner (Vince Vaughn) and his two associates (Tom Wilkinson, Dave Franco) travel to Europe to close the most important deal of their lives. But what began as a routine business trip goes off the rails in every imaginable – and unimaginable – way, including unplanned stops at a massive sex fetish event and a global economic summit.

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The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
Fri 03/06/2015

Genre
Comedy

Directed By
John Madden

Starring
Richard Gere, Bill Nighy, Maggie Smith, Judi Dench

Plot Synopsis
All your favorites are back (Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, Bill NIghy, Dev Patel, Tina Desai, Celia Imrie, Ronald Pickup, Diana Hardcastle) along with some new and exciting faces (Richard Gere (!), Tamsin Greig), and the same, familiar setting--the charming hotel serving as backdrop for the lives and loves of its illustrious guests.

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Cinderella
Fri 03/13/2015

Genre
Drama

Directed By
Kenneth Branagh

Starring
Cate Blanchett, Lily Collins, Helena Bonham Carter

Plot Synopsis
The story of “Cinderella” follows the fortunes of young Ella whose merchant father remarries following the tragic death of her mother. Keen to support her loving father, Ella welcomes her new stepmother Lady Tremaine and her daughters Anastasia and Drisella into the family home. But, when Ella’s father suddenly and unexpectedly passes away, she finds herself at the mercy of a jealous and cruel new family. Finally relegated to nothing more than a servant girl covered in ashes, and spitefully renamed Cinderella, Ella could easily begin to lose hope. Yet, despite the cruelty inflicted upon her, Ella is determined to honor her mother’s dying words and to “have courage and be kind.” She will not give in to despair nor despise those who abuse her. And then there is the dashing stranger she meets in the woods. Unaware that he is really a prince, not merely an employee at the Palace, Ella finally feels she has met a kindred soul. It appears as if her fortunes may be about to change when the Palace sends out an open invitation for all maidens to attend a ball, raising Ella’s hopes of once again encountering the charming “Kit.” Alas, her stepmother forbids her to attend and callously rips apart her dress. But, as in all good fairy tales, help is at hand as a kindly beggar woman steps forward and, armed with a pumpkin and a few mice, changes Cinderella’s life forever.

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In the Heart of the Sea
Fri 03/13/2015

Genre
Action-Adventure

Directed By
Ron Howard

Starring
Chris Hemsworth, Benjamin Walker, Cillian Murphy

Plot Synopsis
In the winter of 1820, the New England whaling ship Essex was assaulted by something no one could believe: a whale of mammoth size and will, and an almost human sense of vengeance. The real-life maritime disaster would inspire Herman Melville’s Moby-Dick. But that told only half the story. “In the Heart of the Sea” reveals the encounter’s harrowing aftermath, as the ship’s surviving crew is pushed to their limits and forced to do the unthinkable to stay alive. Braving storms, starvation, panic and despair, the men will call into question their deepest beliefs, from the value of their lives to the morality of their trade, as their captain searches for direction on the open sea and his first mate still seeks to bring the great whale down.

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Met: La Donna Del Lago
Sat 03/14/2015

Genre
Musical

Plot Synopsis
Joyce DiDonato and Juan Diego Flórez join forces for this Rossini showcase of bel canto virtuosity, set in the medieval Scottish highlands. DiDonato is the “lady of the lake” of the title, and Flórez is the king who relentlessly pursues her, with their vocal fireworks embellishing the tragic plot. This Met premiere production is directed by Paul Curran and conducted by Michele Mariotti.

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Tracers
Fri 03/20/2015

Genre
Action-Adventure

Directed By
Daniel Benmayor

Starring
Taylor Lautner, Marie Avgeropoulos, Adam Rayner

Plot Synopsis
After he crashes his bike into a super-sexy stranger named Nikki (Avgeropoulos), Cam (Lautner) is introduced to her crew -- a team that uses parkour to pull off heists. Hoping to alleviate his deepening debt to a violent crime gang, Cam quickly joins the group. As the stakes get higher with more dangerous side ventures, the payouts get bigger. Cam must use every ounce of his skill to stay alive as the crew’s heists grow more daring with each job, and gang enforcers breathe relentlessly down his neck.

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The Divergent Series: Insurgent
Fri 03/20/2015

Genre
Action-Adventure

Directed By
Robert Schwentke

Starring
Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Jai Courtney

Plot Synopsis
THE DIVERGENT SERIES: INSURGENT raises the stakes for Tris as she searches for allies and answers in the ruins of a futuristic Chicago. Tris (Woodley) and Four (James) are now fugitives on the run, hunted by Jeanine (Winslet), the leader of the power-hungry Erudite elite. Racing against time, they must find out what Tris’s family sacrificed their lives to protect, and why the Erudite leaders will do anything to stop them. Haunted by her past choices but desperate to protect the ones she loves, Tris, with Four at her side, faces one impossible challenge after another as they unlock the truth about the past and ultimately the future of their world.

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Home
Fri 03/27/2015

Genre
Animation

Directed By
Tim Johnson

Starring
Jennifer Lopez, Jim Parsons, Rihanna

Plot Synopsis
When Earth is taken over by the overly confident Boov, an alien race in search of a new place to call home, all humans are promptly relocated while all Boov get busy reorganizing the planet. But when one resourceful girl, Tip, manages to avoid capture, she finds herself the accidental accomplice of a banished Boov named Oh. The two fugitives realize there's a lot more at stake than intergalactic relations as they embark on the road trip of a lifetime.

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Get Hard
Fri 03/27/2015

Genre
Comedy

Directed By
Etan Cohen

Starring
Will Ferrell, Kevin Hart, Alison Brie

Plot Synopsis
When millionaire hedge fund manager James (Will Ferrell) is nailed for fraud and bound for a stretch in San Quentin, the judge gives him 30 days to get his affairs in order. Desperate, he turns to Darnell (Kevin Hart) to prep him for a life behind bars. But despite James’ one-percenter assumptions, Darnell is a hard-working small business owner who has never received a parking ticket, let alone been to prison. Together, the two men do whatever it takes for James to “get hard” and, in the process, discover how wrong they were about a lot of things – including each other.

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A Little Chaos
Fri 03/27/2015

Genre
Comedy

Directed By
Alan Rickman

Starring
Kate Winslet, Matthias Schoenaerts, Alan Rickman

Plot Synopsis
A romantic drama following Sabine (Academy Award winner Kate Winslet), a strong-willed and talented landscape designer, who is chosen to build one of the main gardens at King Louis XIV’s new palace at Versailles. In her new position of power, she challenges gender and class barriers while also becoming professionally and romantically entangled with the court’s renowned landscape artist André Le Notre (Matthias Schoenaerts).

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Met: Cavalleria Rusticana
Sat 04/25/2015

Genre
Musical

Plot Synopsis
Opera’s most enduring tragic double bill returns in an evocative new production from Sir David McVicar (Giulio Cesare, Maria Stuarda, Il Trovatore), who sets the verismo action across two time periods but in the same Sicilian setting. Marcelo Álvarez rises to the challenge of playing the dual tenor roles of Turiddu in Cavalleria Rusticana and Canio in Pagliacci. Rae Smith (War Horse) has designed the moodily atmospheric 1900 village square setting of Cavalleria Rusticana, which transforms to a 1948 truck stop for the doomed vaudeville troupe of Pagliacci. Eva-Maria Westbroek (Cav) and Patricia Racette (Pag) play the unlucky heroines. Met Principal Conductor Fabio Luisi is on the podium.

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