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February 2

Bridge of Spies [2015] [PG-13] - 1.5.5
Based on the 1960 U-2 spy plane incident: An insurance lawyer (Tom Hanks) is enlisted to defend a Russian spy during the Cold War era. He accepts the assignment, but discovers that he must then lead the negotiations for a prisoner exchange when a US pilot is shot down and captured by Soviet troops. Also with Alan Alda, Billy Magnussen, Amy Ryan, Jillian Lebling, Noah Schnapp, Austin Stowell and Will Rogers. Some lines of dialogue are spoken in German without subtitles. Directed by Steven Spielberg. [2:22]

The Prophet [2014] [PG] - 3.3.1
Animated feature based on Kahlil Gibran's popular book of poetry: An exiled artist and poet (the voice of Liam Neeson), accused of inciting people to rebellion, is given a chance at freedom and helps the young daughter (the voice of Quvenzhané Wallis) of his housekeeper (the voice of Salma Hayek) to be understood by the townspeople. Also with the voices of John Krasinski, Alfred Molina and Frank Langella. Directed by Roger Allers, Gaëtan Brizzi, Paul Brizzi, Joan C. Gratz, Mohammed Saeed Harib, Tomm Moore, Nina Paley, Bill Plympton, Joann Sfar & Michal Socha. [1:24]

The Last Witch Hunter [2015] [PG-13] - 2.7.3
Set in modern times, a cult of angry witches and warlocks plans to release the Black Death upon the world. Cursed with immortal life by a 13th century witch queen (Israel Baldecañas), her destroyer (Vin Diesel) has lived on, the only survivor of the witch hunter armies, and he pursues the current cult only to learn that witches have resurrected the queen and plan to eliminate humanity. Also with Rose Leslie, Elijah Wood, Michael Caine, Rena Owen, Julia Englebrecht, Joseph Gilgun, Michael Halsey, Ólafur Darri Ólafsson, Isaach De Bankolé, Lotte Verbeek and Kurt Angle. Directed by Breck Eisner. Several lines of dialogue are in a foreign language without translation. [1:46]

Our Brand Is Crisis [2015] [R] - 4.4.7
A retired political strategist (Sandra Bullock) enters the fray to help a Bolivian candidate compete for the presidency. She faces another strategist (Billy Bob Thornton) she has fought against before, with devastating results. Also with Anthony Mackie, Joaquim de Almeida, Ann Dowd, Scoot McNairy and Zoe Kazan. Directed by David Gordon Green. [1:47]

Rock the Kasbah [2015] [R] - 4.5.7
A has-been music manager (Bill Murray) is convinced that the way to make money is to travel to Afghanistan to tour with his singer (Zooey Deschanel). When that doesn't work out, he stumbles upon a young woman with a fabulous talent and desire to perform, but if she does perform, it could mean certain death. Also with Bruce Willis, Kate Hudson, Leem Lubany, Arian Moayed, Scott Caan, Danny McBride, Fahim Fazli, Jonas Khan and Sameer Ali Khan. Directed by Barry Levinson. Many lines of dialogue are spoken in Pashto with English subtitles. [1:40]

Suffragette [2015] [PG-13] - 3.5.5
The story of early days of the fight for women's right-to-vote in the United Kingdom and the violent outcomes for the women who dared to stand up to tradition and the men in power. With Anne-Marie Duff, Grace Stottor, Geoff Bell, Carey Mulligan, Amanda Lawrence, Shelley Longworth, Adam Michael Dodd, Ben Whishaw, Helena Bonham Carter, Brendan Gleeson and Meryl Streep. Directed by Sarah Gavron. [1:46]

Truth [2015] [R] - 2.2.7
Based on true events from the 2004 presidential election: CBS producers received controversial information about the military service record of then President George W. Bush, who was running for reelection. When "60 Minutes" reported the findings, the careers of the program's producer Mary Mapes (Cate Blanchett) and anchor Dan Rather (Robert Redford) were ruined. Also with Topher Grace, Dennis Quaid, Elisabeth Moss, Bruce Greenwood and Stacy Keach. Directed by James Vanderbilt. [2:01]


February 9

Crimson Peak [2015] [R] - 7.7.5
In Victorian England an American author (Mia Wasikowska) marries a baronet (Tom Hiddleston) and moves to cold Cumbria. Her new home is a decaying Gothic mansion over a red-clay mine and she soon feels that her groom and his sister have a haunting secret, while also experiencing ghosts and other supernatural phenomena. Also with Charlie Hunnam, Jim Beaver, Emily Coutts and Leslie Hope. Directed by Guillermo del Toro. [1:58]

Grandma [2015] [R] - 4.2.7
A teenage girl (Julia Garner) finds herself pregnant, and not being able to talk to her mother about it, she turns to her grandmother (Lily Tomlin) for support. Also with Marcia Gay Harden, Judy Greer, Laverne Cox, Elizabeth Peña and Sam Elliott. Directed by Paul Weitz. [1:19]

Love The Coopers [2015] [PG-13] - 5.3.3
Every December four generations of Coopers celebrate Christmas Eve together at the parents' (Diane Keaton and John Goodman) house. On the most recent occasion several embarrassing surprises create chaos for the dysfunctional family, driving its members to work on building stronger bonds with each other. Also with Marisa Tomei, Olivia Wilde, Jake Lacey, Ed Helms, Amanda Seyfried, Alan Arkin and the voice of Steve Martin. Directed by Jessie Nelson. [1:45]

99 Homes [2015] [R] - 3.6.10
During the sub prime mortgage crisis in 2010, a hardworking blue-collar builder (Andrew Garfield) loses his job and along with his mother (Laura Dern) and his young son (Noah Lomax) he's evicted from his childhood home by a greedy Florida foreclosure specialist (Mike Shannon). In order to survive and keep his house, the builder reluctantly accepts a job evicting the families of his son's classmates. Also with Clancy Brown, Tim Guinee, Cullen Moss, J.D. Evermore, Nicole Barré, Cynthia Santiago, Manu Narayan and Aniyah Skyy. Directed by Ramin Bahrani. [1:52]

Spectre [2015] [PG-13] - 5.6.3
James Bond (Daniel Craig) goes rogue when he suspects that a secret organization called Spectre is behind most of the turmoil in the world. Headed by a mysterious criminal mastermind (Christoph Waltz), Spectre may have even infiltrated the world's intelligence services. Also with Léa Seydoux, Ralph Fiennes, Monica Bellucci, Ben Whishaw, Naomie Harris, Dave Bautista, Andrew Scott, Rory Kinnear and Jesper Christensen. Directed by Sam Mendes. Several lines of dialogue are spoken in foreign languages with subtitles. [2:28]


February 16

Black Mass [2015] [R] - 3.8.10
Based on a true story: In 1975 an FBI agent (Joel Edgerton) asks a childhood friend, who's also an Irish mob boss (Johnny Depp) to inform on the Italian mob. The Irish gangster, who's also the brother of a Massachusetts State Senator (Benedict Cumberbatch), becomes the ruthless leader of the Winter Hill Gang as he turns his unorthodox FBI alliance to his advantage. Also with Kevin Bacon, Corey Stall, Jesse Plemons, Peter Sarsgaard and Dakota Johnson. Directed by Scott Cooper. [2:02]

Steve Jobs [2015] [R] - 1.2.7
A portrait of the late Steve Jobs (Michael Fassbender), the co-founder of Apple, as he prepares backstage to announce three iconic products: The Macintosh in 1984, the NeXT "Cube" in 1988 and the iMac in 1998. Also with Kate Winslet, Seth Rogen, Jeff Daniels, Michael Stuhlbarg, Katherine Waterston, Perla Haney-Jardine, Ripley Sobo and Makenzie Moss. Directed by Danny Boyle. [2:02]

33, The [2015] [PG-13] - 2.4.4
Based on real events: In 2010 a coal mining disaster in Chile trapped 33 men underground for 69 days. While their families campaigned for their rescue and camped in a nearby tent city, the miners' chosen leader (Antonio Banderas) encouraged them to stop fighting and ration supplies until their long-awaited rescue. Also with Rodrigo Santoro, Cote de Pablo, Lou Diamond Phillips, Jacob Vargas, Gabriel Byrne, Juliette Binoche, James Brolin and Martin Sheen. Directed by Patricia Riggen. Some dialogue is in Spanish, French and Middle Eastern languages with English subtitles. [2:00]

Trumbo [2015] [R] - 3.3.7
Set during the McCarthy era and based on true events: Dalton Trumbo (Bryan Cranston) was a successful Hollywood screenwriter, who soon found himself blacklisted for having joined the Communist Party and was unable to sell screenplays. Writing under a pseudonym Trumbo won Oscars for "Roman Holiday" and "The Brave One." Also with Michael Stuhlbarg, Diane Lane, Laura Flannery, Louis C.K., Helen Mirren, David James Elliott and Alan Tudyk. Directed by Jay Roach. [2:04]


February 23

My All American [2015] [PG] - 3.3.3
Based on the book "Courage Beyond the Game: The Freddie Steinmark Story" by Jim Dent: Set in the 1960s, a young man (Finn Wittrock) dreams of becoming a pro football player despite lacking in size but his father (Michael Reilly Burke) trains him hard enough to be noticed by a famous University of Texas Longhorns coach (Aaron Eckhart). Also with Sarah Bolger, Robin Tunney, Rett Terrell, Juston Street and Todd Allen. Directed by Angelo Pizzo. [1:58]

Secret in Their Eyes [2015] [PG-13] - 3.5.5
A counter terrorist team on high alert after 9/11 is called to the scene of a brutal murder and they discover that the victim is the teenage daughter of one of them. They are forced to choose between investigating the murder or pursuing the terrorists. With Chiwetel Ejiofor, Nicole Kidman, Julia Roberts, Dean Norris, Alfred Molina, Joe Cole, Michael Kelly and Zoe Graham. Directed by Billy Ray. [1:51]

Spotlight [2015] [R] - 4.4.5
Based on true events: We follow the Boston Globe's investigative reporting team as it investigates and reveals the systematic cover-up by the Catholic church of priests molesting young children over many years and throughout the city. With Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton, Rachel McAdams, Liev Schreiber, John Slattery, Brian d'Arcy James, Stanley Tucci, Neal Huff and Billy Crudup. Directed by Tom McCarthy. [2:08]



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