July 20 to July 27
Alvin And The Chipmunks: Chipwrecked
Starring Jason Lee, David Cross, Jenny Slate, Justin Long, Matthew Gray Gubler, Jesse McCartney, Amy Poehler, Anna Faris and Christina Applegate.
The vacationing Chipmunks and Chipettes are turning a luxury cruise liner into their personal playground, until they become 'chipwrecked' on a remote island. As the 'Munks and Chipettes try various schemes to find their way home, they accidentally discover their new turf is not as deserted as it seems.
Starring Rhys Ifans, Vanessa Redgrave, Joely Richardson, David Thewlis, Xavier Samuel, Sebastian Armesto, Rafe Spall, Edward Hogg, Jamie Campbell Bower and Derek Jacobi.
Set in the political snake-pit of Elizabethan England, ANONYMOUS speculates on an issue that has for centuries intrigued academics and brilliant minds such as Mark Twain, Charles Dickens, and Sigmund Freud, namely: who actually created the body of work credited to William Shakespeare? Experts have debated, books have been written, and scholars have devoted their lives to protecting or debunking theories surrounding the authorship of the most renowned works in English literature. ANONYMOUS poses one possible answer, focusing on a time when scandalous political intrigue, illicit romances in the Royal Court, and the schemes of greedy nobles lusting for the power of the throne were brought to light in the most unlikely of places: the London stage.
Starring Forest Whitaker, Bruce Willis, Malin Akerman, Nikki Reed, Deborah Ann Woll and Brad Dourif.
Three hit women (Malin Akerman, Nikki Reed and Deborah Ann Woll) are sent to rural Louisiana to intercept a big money dope deal. But when they get to the near-empty roadside café, bullets blast apart what was supposed to be a simple transaction. It could be a huge, bloody misunderstanding but it might also be a deadly double-cross.
Starring Mark Wahlberg, Kate Beckinsale, Ben Foster, Giovanni Ribisi, Lukas Haas, Caleb Landry Jones, Diego Luna and J.K. Simmons.
Chris Farraday (Mark Wahlberg) long ago gave up his life of crime, but after his brother-in-law, Andy (Caleb Landry Jones), messes up a drug deal for his sadistic boss, Tim Briggs (Giovanni Ribisi), Chris finds he has to slip back into his old ways - running contraband - to help Andy out of a sticky situation. Chris quickly gets a team together with his best friend, Sebastian's (Ben Foster) help, for a run to Panama, hoping to return with millions in counterfeit bills. When things go wrong, as time to reach the cash is quickly running out, Chris has to put his rusty skills to use in order to successfully navigate a treacherous criminal network of brutal drug lords, cops and hit men before his wife, Kate (Kate Beckinsale), and sons become targets.
The Devil Inside
Starring Fernanda Andrade, Simon Quarterman, Evan Helmuth, Ionut Grama and Suzan Crowley.
Her entire life, Isabella Torelli believed her mother brutally murdered three people because she was clinically insane. After being told the murders occurred during an exorcism, she sets out to discover the truth. While documenting her experience with a film crew in Italy, she becomes involved in a series of unauthorized exorcisms.
Starring Lauren German, Michael Biehn, Milo Ventimiglia, Courtney B. Vance, Michael Eklund, Ashton Holmes and Rosanna Arquette.
Though they're all strangers, nine tenants in a New York high rise apartment hide out together in the building's basement to escape a nuclear attack. After days in the bunker-like area without any daylight and with their supplies running out, members of the group begin to physically turn on each other, comitting depraved psychosexual acts of torment.
Dolphin Tale (Mein Freund, der Delfin)
Starring Harry Connick Jr., Ashley Judd, Nathan Gamble, Kris Kristofferson, Cozi Zuehlsdorff, Morgan Freeman and Austin Stowell.
The true story of a courageous dolphin named Winter who was discovered trapped in a net and the compassionate people who banded together to save her life.
Starring Brendan Gleeson, Don Cheadle, Liam Cunningham, Rory Keenan, Mark Strong and Fionnula Flanagan.
Sergeant Gerry Boyle (Brendan Gleeson) is a small-town Irish cop with a confrontational personality and a subversive sense of humor. He has absolutely no interest whatsoever in the international cocaine-smuggling ring that brings straight-laced FBI agent Wendell Everett (Don Cheadle) to his door.
Starring Patrick Wilson, Rose Byrne, Lin Shaye, Ty Simpkins and Barbara Hershey.
Soon after proud parents Renai (Rose Byrne) and Josh (Patrick Wilson) move their new family into an old house, their son Dalton has an accident and lapses into a coma. His devoted mother tends to him at home, but late-night disruptions and sightings of shadowy apparitions make them realize that evil spirits are trying to trap their comatose child in a realm called The Further.
Starring Clive Owen, Carice van Houten, Daniel Brühl, Ella Purnell, Kerry Fox, Pilar López de Ayala, Lolita Chakrabarti and Mark Wingett.
From visionary filmmaker Juan Carlos Fresnadillo (28 Weeks Later, the upcoming Highlander reboot), Intruders is the chilling story of two children living in different countries, each visited nightly by a faceless being who wants to take possession of them.
The Iron Lady (Die Eiserne Lady)
Starring Meryl Streep, Jim Broadbent, Anthony Head, Alexandra Roach and Roger Allam.
The story of Margaret Thatcher (Meryl Streep), who was the Prime Minister of Great Britain. The film opens with Thatcher, a widow in her 80s and goes back through her youth as the daughter of a grocer; her early interest in politics; her years at Oxford through to her 1959 entry into Parliament and the 2005 London terrorist attacks.
Jack And Jill
Starring Adam Sandler, Katie Holmes, Al Pacino, Eugenio Derbez and David Spade.
Jack Sadelstein (Adam Sandler) is a successful advertising executive who lives in Los Angeles with his beautiful wife (Katie Holmes) and kids. Unfortunately, one event each year causes enormous stress in their household: when his his identical twin sister Jill (Adam Sandler) comes to visit for Thanksgiving. Jill's neediness and passive-aggressiveness is drives Jack crazy, turning his normally tranquil life intio a nightmare.
Starring Taylor Kitsch, Lynn Collins, Samantha Morton, Mark Strong, Ciarán Hinds, Dominic West, James Purefoy, Daryl Sabara, Polly Walker and Willem Dafoe.
Former military captain John Carter (Taylor Kitsch) is inexplicably transported to Mars, where he becomes reluctantly embroiled in an epic conflict amongst the planet's inhabitants, including Tars Tarkas (Willem Dafoe) and the captivating Princess Dejah Thoris (Lynn Collins). In a world on the brink of collapse, Carter rediscovers his humanity when he realizes that the survival of Barsoom and its people lies in his hands.
Journey 2: The Mysterious Island (Die Reise zur geheimnisvollen Insel)
Starring Dwayne Johnson, Michael Caine, Josh Hutcherson, Luis Guzmán, Vanessa Hudgens and Kristin Davis.
Sean (Josh Hutcherson) goes on a new journey when he receives a distress signal from an island where none is known to exist. Thinking it might be the "Mysterious Island" Jules Verne wrote about, and that the signal may have come from Sean's grandfather, the boy and his new stepdad (Dwayne Johnson) decide to travel halfway around the world to find the island, with the help of a helicopter pilot (Luis Guzman) and his daughter (Vanessa Hudgens).
Man On A Ledge (Ein riskanter Plan)
Starring Sam Worthington, Elizabeth Banks, Jamie Bell, Anthony Mackie, Edward Burns, Genesis Rodriguez, Kyra Sedgwick and Ed Harris.
A former policeman (Sam Worthington) who lost his job and was sent to jail after being framed gets out of jail to attend his father's funeral. He manages to get to the top of a Manhattan hotel, where he threatens to jump to his death. Unbeknownst to the police psychologists brought in to talk him down, this suicide attempt is supposedly a cover for the biggest diamond heist ever attempted.
Starring Samuel L. Jackson, Leslie Bibb, Luke Wilson, Peyton List, Tracie Thoms, Ryan Lee and Muse Watson.
After unexpectedly being fired from his job, John (Luke Wilson) meets a mysterious stranger (Samuel L. Jackson) in need of his help. But things suddenly take a turn for the worse when the stranger turns out represent pure evil, forcing John to go to great lengths to protect his family.
Starring Denzel Washington, Ryan Reynolds, Vera Farmiga, Brendan Gleeson, Sam Shepard, Ruben Blades, Nora Arnezeder, Robert Patrick, Liam Cunningham and Joel Kinnaman.
Bored by his post house sitting a CIA-operated safe house in South Africa, a rookie operative (Ryan Reynolds) goes on the run with a dangerous renegade (Denzel Washington) when the place is destroyed by mercenaries. Now they have to figure out if the attackers are terrorists or one of their own - someone on the inside, before they know who they can trust.
Starring Robert Downey Jr., Jude Law, Rachel McAdams, Mark Strong, Eddie Marsan and Kelly Reilly.
Sherlock Holmes (Robert Downey Jr.) has made his reputation finding the truth at the heart of the most complex mysteries. With the aid of Dr. John Watson (Jude Law), his trusted ally, the renowned "consulting detective" is unequaled in his pursuit of criminals of every stripe, whether relying on his singular powers of observation, his remarkable deductive skills, or the blunt force of his fists. But now a storm is gathering over London, a threat unlike anything that Holmes has ever confronted - and just the challenge he's looking for. After a string of brutal, ritualistic murders, Holmes and Watson arrive just in time to save the latest victim and uncover the killer: the unrepentant Lord Blackwood (Mark Strong). As he approaches his scheduled hanging, Blackwood - who has terrorized inmates and jailers alike with his seeming connection to dark and powerful forces - warns Holmes that death has no power over him and, in fact, his execution plays right into Blackwood's plans. And when, by all indications, Blackwood makes good on his promise, his apparent resurrection panics London and confounds Scotland Yard. But to Holmes, the game is afoot. Racing to stop Blackwood's deadly plot, Holmes and Watson plunge into a world of the dark arts and startling new technologies, where logic is sometimes the best crimefighting weapon - but where a good right hook will often do the job.
This Means War (Das gibt Ärger)
Starring Reese Witherspoon, Chris Pine, Tom Hardy and Chelsea Handler.
Two of the world's best CIA operatives (Chris Pine, Tom Hardy), who also used to be best friends, go head to head when they both fall for the same woman (Reese Witherspoon). Rather than working together to take down entire enemy nations like they once did, they're now using their incomparable skills and top-of-the-line equipment to eliminate each other.
Starring Kate Beckinsale, Stephen Rea, Michael Ealy, Theo James, India Eisley and Charles Dance.
Vampire warrioress Selene (Kate Beckinsale) has been held captive by humans for the past twelve years but upon escaping, she finds herself in a strikingly different world from the one she left. Humans have discovered the existence of vampires and lycans and are engaging in a vengeful mission to eradicate all traces of both immortal species. Selene must now lead her people in the epic battle against humankind.
Starring Charlize Theron, Patton Oswalt, Patrick Wilson, Elizabeth Reaser, Jill Eikenberry, Mary Beth Hurt and Collette Wolfe.
Mavis Gary (Charlize Theron) is writer of teen literature who returns to her small hometown to relive her glory days and attempt to reclaim her happily married high school sweetheart (Patrick Wilson). When returning home proves more difficult than she thought, Mavis forms an unusual bond with a former classmate (Patton Oswalt) who hasn't quite gotten over high school, either.