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September 4

The Five-Year Engagement [2012] [R] - 7.4.9
A man (Jason Segel) proposes to a woman (Emily Blunt) and they begin planning their wedding and their future together; when she is offered a post-doctoral position at a university in Michigan, they leave their San Francisco home thinking it will be a two year delay in their plans. But it doesn't turn out that way and as more time passes, it becomes harder and harder to pin down a wedding date. Also with Chris Pratt, Alison Brie, Rhys Ifans and Kevin Hart. Directed by Nicholas Stoller. [2:04]

Piranha 3DD [2012] [R] - 8.10.7
Sequel to "Piranha 3D": the prehistoric piranhas find their way into a water park and wreak havoc on the visitors. With David Koechner, Danielle Panabaker, David Hasselhoff, Matt Bush and Jean-Luc Bilodeau. Directed by John Gulager. [1:23]

Safe [2012] [R] - 0.8.6
Jason Statham stars as a man with a dark past, suffering from guilt. When his wife is murdered, he becomes homeless and wanders the streets until one day he encounters a 12-year-old girl (Catherine Chan) hiding from Russian thugs. When he takes them on to protect her, he doesn't know just how deeply involved he will become. Also with Chris Sarandon, Anson Mount, James Hong, Reggie Lee, Robert John Burke, Sándor Técsy and Joseph Sikora. Directed by Boaz Yakin. [1:35]

Woman Thou Art Loosed [2004] [R] - 6.8.4
Adapted from Bishop T.D. Jakes' self-help novel, it describes the efforts of a woman who has endured abuse as a child to come to terms with her memories, and the consequences of her ordeal. With Kimberly Elise, Loretta Devine, Debbi Morgan, Michael Boatman and Clifton Powell. Directed by Michael Schultz. [1:39]


September 11

For Greater Glory [2012] [R] - 1.8.3
A dramatic account of the Cristeros War, the 1920s conflict when Mexican Roman Catholics fought against the anticlerical Mexican government. Andy Garcia stars as a retired general recruited by the leaders of the Catholic militias to lead their fight. Also with Oscar Isaac, Catalina Sandino Moreno, Santiago Cabrera, Rubén Blades, Bruce McGill, Arián Alonso, Eva Longoria and Peter O’Toole. Directed by Dean Wright. [2:23]

Girl In Progress [2012] [PG-13] - 5.3.3
The story of a teenager (Cierra Ramirez) who was raised by her absent single mother (Eva Mendes), and her rush into adulthood after being inspired by coming-of-age stories. Also with Patricia Arquette and Matthew Modine. Directed by Patricia Riggen. [1:33]

Snow White and the Huntsman [2012] [PG-13] - 3.7.3
A young princess is locked away in a tower for years after her father, the king, is murdered by his new wife (Charlize Theron) who takes over his throne. Years later, when the young woman (Kristen Stewart) finds a way out of the tower, the queen will stop at nothing to get her back. Also with Chris Hemsworth, Sam Claflin, Sam Spruell, Ian McShane, Bob Hoskins, Ray Winstone, Nick Frost, Eddie Marsan, Toby Jones, Johnny Harris and Brian Gleeson. Directed by Rupert Sanders. [2:07]

What to Expect When You're Expecting [2012] [PG-13] - 4.3.5
Five couples deal with becoming parents in different ways, either through pregnancy or adoption. Based on the self-help bestseller. With Cameron Diaz, Jennifer Lopez, Elizabeth Banks, Chace Crawford, Brooklyn Decker, Ben Falcone, Anna Kendrick, Matthew Morrison, Dennis Quaid, Chris Rock, Rodrigo Santoro, Joe Manganiello and Rob Huebel. Directed by Kirk Jones. [1:50]

Where Do We Go Now? [2012] [PG-13] - 3.6.4
Lebanese film about a remote village inhabited by Muslims and Christians: The village is surrounded by landmines and civil war rages through the country, pitting the two faiths against one another, while the women of the village try to keep the men civil. With Nadine Labaki, Claude Moussawbaa and Layla Hakim. Directed by Nadine Labaki. In Arabic, French, Russian and English with English subtitles. [1:50]


September 18

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel [2012] [PG-13] - 4.3.5
Several retired English men and women, including a newly widowed woman (Judi Dench), a couple (Bill Nighy and Penelope Wilton) that has lost its savings, a woman (Maggie Smith) with no family and no job and nervously awaiting a hip replacement, a judge (Tom Wilkinson) returning to his childhood home, a man (Ronald Pickup) looking for a new life and a new woman and a multiple divorcée (Celia Imrie) looking for a new husband travel to India to try out a ritzy new retirement hotel. When they arrive, they find it's not so ritzy. Also with Dev Patel, Tena Desae and Diana Hardcastle. Directed by John Madden. [2:04]

The Cabin in the Woods [2012] [R] - 6.9.10
Several friends head to a remote cabin for a weekend of partying but shortly after they arrive strange noises and occurrences put them on their guard. Then one by one they begin to get killed. With Kristen Connolly, Chris Hemsworth, Anna Hutchison, Jules Fran Kranz, Jesse Williams, Richard Jenkins, Bradley Whitford, Brian White and Amy Acker. Directed by Drew Goddard. [1:35]

Chico & Rita [2012] [NR] - 7.4.4
Animated feature set in 1948 Cuba as a flashback about the turbulent love affair between a talented pianist and a talented singer. With the voices of Limara Meneses, Eman Xor Oña, Mario Guerra, Jon Adams, Renny Arozarena, Blanca Rosa Blanco, Jackie de la Nuez. Directed by Tono Errando, Javier Mariscal & Fernando Trueba. In Spanish with English subtitles. [1:34]

Hysteria [2012] [R] - 7.3.4
The true story of Mortimer Granville (Hugh Dancy) and his invention of the first mechanical stimulator for women that changed 19th century ideas of female sexuality and medical procedures. Also with Maggie Gyllenhaal, Jonathan Pryce, Felicity Jones, Rupert Everett and Sheridan Smith. Directed by Tanya Wexler. [1:40]


September 25

The Avengers [2012] [PG-13] - 2.7.3
When a blue cube opens a door to other worlds and the evil deity Loki (Tom Hiddleston) comes through and starts turning humans into his minions, Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.), the Incredible Hulk (Mark Ruffalo), Thor (Chris Hemsworth), Captain America (Chris Evans) and other superheroes come together to protect humanity. Also with Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Tom Hiddleston, Clark Gregg, Cobie Smulders, Stellan Skarsgård, Samuel L. Jackson, Gwyneth Paltrow and Paul Bettany. Directed by Joss Whedon. [2:22]

Damsels in Distress [2011] [PG-13] - 5.4.3
A quirky set of female co-eds set out to change the male-dominated campus of Seven Oaks University with suicide prevention through tap-dancing and free-soap outreach. With Greta Gerwig, Adam Brody, Analeigh Tipton, Carrie MacLemore, Megalyn Echikunwoke and Aubrey Plaza. Directed by Whit Stillman. [1:39]

Delicacy [2011] [PG-13] - 4.3.5
Film about the life of a woman (Audrey Tautou) who has to overcome the sudden death of her husband and soulmate. She throws herself into her work for years, but surprises all of her friends when she suddenly becomes involved with an unlikely co-worker. Also with Francois Damiens, Pio Marmai, Melanie Bernier and Bruno Todeschini. Directed by Stephane Foenkinos. In French with English subtitles (original title: "La Delicatesse"). [1:48]

Klown [2012] [R] - 10.4.8
To prove to his girlfriend that he can take care of their unborn child, a man (Frank Hvam) "kidnaps" her 12-year-old nephew and takes off on a canoe trip with his best friend (Casper Christensen); the adventure ends up as a weekend of debauchery. Directed by Mikkel Nørgaard. In Danish with English subtitles (original title: "Klovn: The Movie") [1:29]



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