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Vicky Cristina Barcelona

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Brick Lane

A young Bangladeshi woman, Nazneem, arrives in 1980s London, leaving behind her beloved sister and home, for an arranged marriage and a new life. Trapped within the four walls of her flat in East London, and in a loveless marriage with the middle-aged Chanu, she fears her soul is quietly dying. Nazneen struggles to accept her lifestyle, and keeps her head down in spite of life's blows. She soon discovers that life cannot be avoided when the hotheaded young Karim comes knocking at her door. Based on the novel by Monica Ali. PG-13 for some sexuality and brief strong language/102m/S/Sony Pictures Classics

Man on Wire

On August 7th 1974, a young Frenchman named Philippe Petit stepped out on a wire illegally rigged between New York's twin towers, then the world's tallest buildings. After nearly an hour dancing on the wire, he was arrested, taken for psychological evaluation, and brought to jail before he was finally released. James Marsh's documentary brings Petit's extraordinary adventure to life through the testimony of Philippe himself, and some of the co-conspirators who helped him create the unique and magnificent spectacle that became known as "the artistic crime of the century." PG-13 for some sexuality and nudity, and drug references/93m/F/Magnolia

Bottle Shock

Based on a true story, "Bottle Shock" chronicles events leading up to the famous 'Judgment of Paris' tastings, told through the lives of father and son, Jim and Bo Barrett. A former real estate attorney, Jim sacrificed everything to realize his dream of creating the perfect hand-crafted chardonnay. His business, however, is struggling, and he's trying to overcome differences with his slacker son while fighting off creditors. Meanwhile, in Paris, an unwitting British wine shop owner hopes to revive his own failing business by sponsoring a competition which will pit the traditional French powerhouse against the California upstarts. Little did anyone realize they were on course to change the history of wine forever. Alan Rickman, Bill Pullman, Chris Pine, Rachael Taylor, Freddy Rodriguez, Dennis Farina, Eliza Dushku, Bradley Whitford, Miguel Sandoval. PG-13 for brief strong language, some sexual content, and a scene of drug use/103m/S/Freestyle

Mamma Mia!

Film adaptation of the musical based on the music of ABBA. An independent, single mother who owns a small hotel on an idyllic Greek island, Donna is about to let go of Sophie, the spirited daughter she's raised alone. Donna has invited her two lifelong best girlfriends to Sophie's wedding. And Sophie has secretly invited three guests of her own, three men from Donna's past, any one of whom could be Sophie's father. Meryl Streep, Pierce Brosnan, Colin Firth, Stellan Skarsgard, Julie Waters, Dominic Cooper, Amanda Seyfried, Christine Baranski. PG-13 for some sex related comments/109m/S/Universal

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Burn After Reading

An ousted CIA official's memoir accidentally falls into the hands of two unwise gym employees intent on exploiting their find. Directed by Joel and Ethan Coen. George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Francis McDormand, John Malkovich, Tilda Swinton, Richard Jenkins. R for sex-related material, language, some drug use and brief smoking/95mF/Focus


When straight arrow FBI agent Roy Clayton heads up the investigation into an international conspiracy, all clues seem to lead back to former U.S. Special Operations officer Samir Horn. A mysterious figure with a web of connections to terrorist organizations, Horn has a knack for emerging on scene as major operations go down. But a tangle of contradictory evidence emerges as Clayton pursues the truth about Horn. Don Cheadle, Guy Pearce, Jeff Daniels, Neal McDonough, Archie Panjabi, Alyy Kahn, Said Taghmaoui. PG-13 for intense violent sequences, thematic material and brief language/114m/S/Overture

The Women

Mary is a clothing designer who seems to have it all. Her best friend, Sylvie, is a happily single editor of a prominent fashion magazine. But when Mary's husband enters into an affair with a sultry 'spritzer girl' lurking behind the Saks Fifth Avenue perfume counter, Mary and Sylvie's friendship is tested to the breaking point, while their circle of friends all start to question their own friendships and romantic relationships. Meg Ryan, Annette Bening, Eva Mendes, Candace Bergen, Debra Messing, Jada Pinkett Smith. PG-13 for sex-related material, language, some drug use and brief smoking/114mk/F/Picturehouse

Righteous Kill

A pair of veteran New York City police detectives are on the trail of a vigilante serial killer. After 30 years as partners, highly decorated Detectives David Fisk and Thomas Cowan should be ready for retirement. But before they can hang up their badges, they are called in to investigate the murder of a notorious pimp, which appears to have ties to a case they solved years before. Robert DeNiro, Al Pacino, 50 Cent, Donnie Wahlberg, Carla Gugino. R for violence, pervasive language, some sexuality and brief drug use/101m/S/Overture

Bangkok Dangerous

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Tropic Thunder

An unlikely group of self-absorbed actors working on location in a big budget epic war film find themselves stuck in a real war-like situation. Directed and co-written by Ben Stiller. Ben Stiller, Robert Downey Jr., Jack Black, Brandon T. Jackson, Jay Baruchel, Steve Coogan. R for pervasive language including sexual references, violent content and drug material/108m/S/Paramount

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