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March 1

Creed [2015] [PG-13] - 4.5.5
The son (Michael B. Jordan) of Apollo Creed, the late world heavyweight champion, enlists the help of Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stallone), his father's biggest rival, to train him to fight and make his own name in boxing. Also with Tessa Thompson, Phylicia Rashad, Andre Ward, Tony Bellew, Ritchie Coster and Jacob 'Stitch' Duran. Directed by Ryan Coogler. [2:12]

The Danish Girl [2015] [R] - 8.4.1
Based on a true story: In 1926 a Copenhagen artist (Alicia Vikander) paints a portrait of her husband, a famous landscape painter (Eddie Redmayne), dressed as a woman. The man then becomes enamored with dressing as a female and eventually he has gender reassignment surgery. Still married, the transgender woman encounters an old male friend (Matthias Schoenaerts), which leads to a love triangle. Also with Ben Whishaw, Amber Heard, Sebastian Koch, Emerald Fennell and Adrian Schiller. Directed by Tom Hooper. Several lines of dialogue are in French with no translation. [2:00]

Legend [2015] [R] - 4.9.10
Biopic of the notorious British gangsters Reggie and Ronnie Kray (Tom Hardy): the criminal operation of the twin brothers in the East End of London in the 1960s spread fear but also made them celebrities when they expanded into owning fashionable nightclubs. Also with Colin Morgan, Tom Hardy, Christopher Eccleston, Joshua Hill, Paul Anderson, Tara Fitzgerald, Nicholas Farrell and Adam Fogerty. Directed by Brian Helgeland. [2:12]

The Night Before [2015] [R] - 8.4.10
After a drunk driver kills his parents at Christmastime, a musician (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) celebrates the holiday with his two best friends (Seth Rogen and Anthony Mackie) every year for a decade. As one of them prepares himself for impending fatherhood, the friends go out for a final massive Christmas Eve adventure. Also with Michael Shannon, Lizzy Caplan, Jillian Bell and Mindy Kalig. Directed by Jonathan Levine. [1:41]

Room [2015] [R] - 5.5.5
A predator (Sean Bridgers) kidnaps a 17-year-old girl (Brie Larson) and forces her to live in his 100-square-foot garden shed for seven years. She has a son (Jacob Tremblay) and when he's five, he discovers a frightful and joyous wonderland in the real world. Also with Joan Allen, William H. Macy, Tom McManus, Amanda Brugel and Megan Park. Directed by Lenny Abrahamson. [1:53]

Youth [2015] [R] - 7.2.6
An elderly famous composer and conductor (Michael Caine) vacations in a luxurious Swiss hotel along with his daughter (Rachel Weisz) and best friend (Harvey Keitel), contemplating life, love, memory, turmoil, art, ambition and death. Also with Gabriella Belisario, Alex Macqueen, Paul Dano, Madalina Diana Ghenea, Nate Dern, Alex Beckett and Mark Gessner. Directed by Paolo Sorrentino. Several lines of dialogue are in Spanish with English subtitles. [2:04]


March 8

In the Heart of the Sea [2015] [PG-13] - 2.5.3
In 1820 the main crew (Chris Hemsworth, Benjamin Walker, Cillian Murphy and Tom Holland) of the Nantucket whaling vessel Essex sail to break records of whale oil production. When they are attacked by a giant white whale, they lose their ship and attempt to save three boats full of survivors. Also with Ben Whishaw and Brendan Gleeson. Directed by Ron Howard. Several lines of dialogue are in Spanish with English subtitles. [2:01]

The Peanuts Movie [2015] [G] - 1.1.1
Animated film based on Charles Schultz's famous characters: Snoopy (voiced by Bill Melendez) is a WWI flying ace and takes his team of Cheerful Charlies to the skies to quash the Red Baron and rescue Fifi (voiced by Kristin Chenoweth). At the same time Charlie Brown (voiced by Charlie Schnapp) has a romantic adventure involving a little red-haired girl (voiced by Francesca Capaldi). Also with the voices of Venus Schultheis, Hadley Belle Miller, Mariel Sheets, Alexander Garfin, Noah Johnston and Trombone Murphy. Directed by Steve Martino. Adults speak as trombone phrases played by Trombone Murphy. [1:32]

Victor Frankenstein [2015] [PG-13] - 2.6.3
In a twist on the literary classic, a circus doctor (Daniel Radcliffe) meets a mad scientist (James McAvoy) who is examining animal bodies. The men become friends and share in experimental research in matters of life and death. Also with Jessica Brown Findlay, Andrew Scott, Charles Dance, Mark Gatiss, Callum Turner, Noah Emmerich, Freddie Fox and Daniel Mays. Directed by Paul McGuigan. [1:50]


March 15

Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip [2015] [PG] - 2.3.2
The Chipmunks discover that their human foster father (Jason Lee) plans to propose to his new girlfriend (Kimberly Williams-Paisley) during a Miami business trip. Alarmed, they enlist the help of the woman's teen son (Josh Green) to go to Florida and stop the engagement. Also with Tony Hale, Redfoo, Bella Thorne and the voices of Justin Long, Matthew Gray Gubler, Jesse McCartney, Kaley Cuoco, Anna Faris and Christina Applegate. Directed by Walt Becker. A few lines of dialogue are in Spanish with English subtitles. [1:26]

The Big Short [2015] [R] - 5.3.10
Based on the bestselling book by Michael Lewis that documents how the 2008 housing crisis was anticipated by a few investors who decided to bet against the big banks, reaping large profits while the world's economies were collapsing. With Steve Carell, Marisa Tomei, Brad Pitt, Christian Bale, Ryan Gosling, Adepero Oduye, Hamish Linklater, Jeremy Strong, Rafe Spall, Finn Wittrock, John Magaro, Max Greenfield and Billy Magnussen. Directed by Adam McKay. [2:10]

Brooklyn [2015] [PG-13] - 6.2.5
A young Irish woman (Saoirse Ronan) makes her way across the ocean to 1950's Brooklyn, where she forges a new life. When tragedy strikes at home she must return and choose which of her two lives she will resume. Also with Matt Glynn, Brid Brennan, Maeve McGrath, Emma Lowe, Jane Brennan, Eileen O'Higgins, Peter Campion, Emory Cohen, Jim Broadbent and Domhnall Gleeson. Directed by John Crowley. [1:51]

Carol [2015] [R] - 7.3.5
Set in the 1950s, a woman (Rooney Mara) working in a department store in New York City meets and becomes infatuated with an older woman (Cate Blanchett) with life changing results. Also with Kyle Chandler, Jake Lacy, Sarah Paulson, John Magaro, Cory Michael Smith, Kevin Crowley, Sadie Heim and Kk Heim. Directed by Todd Haynes. [1:58]

Sisters [2015] [R] - 6.5.10
Two sisters (Tina Fey and Amy Poehler) find themselves trying to convince their parents not to sell their cherished childhood home. As a reaction, they decide to throw one last blow-out bash. Also with Maya Rudolph, Ike Barinholtz, James Brolin, Dianne Wiest, John Cena, John Leguizamo , Bobby Moynihan, Greta Lee, Madison Davenport, Rachel Dratch, Santino Fontana, Britt Lower and Samantha Bee. Directed by Jason Moore. [1:58]


March 22

Daddy's Home [2015] [PG-13] - 5.4.5
A mild-mannered executive (Will Ferrell) wants to be a great stepfather for his new wife's (Linda Cardellini) children, but competition comes from her colorful, motorcycle-riding ex (Mark Wahlberg). Also with Hannibal Buress, Thomas Haden Church, Paul Scheer, Bobby Cannavale and Billy Slaughter. Directed by Sean Anders. A line of Spanish dialogue is accompanied by English subtitles. [1:36]

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 [2015] [PG-13] - 2.6.1
Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) gathers her team (Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth and Sam Claflin) in order to defeat the oppressive regime. The rebels march from District 13 to free all of Panem and assassinate the President (Donald Sutherland), and he, in turn, plans to kill the rebels. Also with Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Banks, Donald Sutherland, Stanley Tucci, Willow Fields, Philip Seymour Hoffman and Julianne Moore. Directed by Francis Lawrence. [2:15]



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