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MINIONS
Minions Stuart, Kevin and Bob are recruited by Scarlet Overkill, a super-villain who, alongside her inventor husband Herb, hatches a plot to take over the world.
Stars: Pierre Coffin, Sandra Bullock, Jon Hamm

SELF/LESS
An extremely wealthy man, dying from cancer, undergoes a radical medical procedure that transfers his consciousness into the body of a healthy young man. But all is not as it seems.
Stars: Ryan Reynolds, Matthew Goode, Ben Kingsley

TERMINATOR: GENISYS
John Connor sends Kyle Reese back in time to protect Sarah Connor, but when he arrives in 1984, nothing is as he expected it to be.
Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jason Clarke, Emilia Clarke

MAGIC MIKE XXL
Three years after Mike bowed out of the stripper life at the top of his game, he and the remaining Kings of Tampa hit the road to Myrtle Beach to put on one last blow-out performance.
Stars: Channing Tatum, Joe Manganiello, Matt Bomer, Adam Rodriguez

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PAUL BLART: MALL COP 2
After six years of keeping our malls safe, Paul Blart has earned a well-deserved vacation. He heads to Vegas with his teenage daughter before she heads off to college. But safety never takes a holiday and when duty calls, Blart answers.
Stars: Kevin James, Raini Rodriguez, Eduardo Verástegui

THE SECOND BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL
As the Best Exotic Marigold Hotel has only a single remaining vacancy – posing a rooming predicament for two fresh arrivals – Sonny pursues his expansionist dream of opening a second hotel.
Stars: Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, Bill Nighy

IT FOLLOWS
A young woman is followed by an unknown supernatural force after getting involved in a sexual encounter.
Stars: Maika Monroe, Keir Gilchrist, Olivia Luccardi

EX MACHINA
A young programmer is selected to participate in a breakthrough experiment in artificial intelligence by evaluating the human qualities of a breathtaking female A.I.
Stars: Alicia Vikander, Domhnall Gleeson, Oscar Isaac

WOMAN IN GOLD
Maria Altmann, an octogenarian Jewish refugee, takes on the Austrian government to recover artwork she believes rightfully belongs to her family.
Stars: Helen Mirren, Ryan Reynolds, Daniel Brühl

‘71
A young and disoriented British soldier is accidentally abandoned by his unit following a riot on the deadly streets of Belfast in 1971.
Stars: Jack O’Connell, Sam Reid, Sean Harris

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MAD MAX: FURY ROAD (5 OF 10)
In a stark desert landscape where humanity is broken, two rebels just might be able to restore order: Max, a man of action and of few words, and Furiosa, a woman of action who is looking to make it back to her childhood homeland. Starring: Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron, Nicholas Hoult

PITCH PERFECT 2 (7 OF 10)
After a humiliating command performance at Lincoln Center, the Barden Bellas enter an international competition that no American group has ever won. Stars: Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson, Hailee Steinfeld

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AMERICAN SNIPER 7 OF 10)
Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle’s pinpoint accuracy saves countless lives on the battlefield and turns him into a legend. Back home to his wife and kids after four tours of duty, however, Chris finds that it is the war he can’t leave behind. Stars: Bradley Cooper, Sienna Miller, Kyle Gallner

HOT TUB TIME MACHINE 2 (6 OF 10)
When Lou finds himself in trouble, Nick and Jacob fire up the hot tub time machine in an attempt to get back to the past. But they inadvertently land in the future with Adam Jr. Now they have to alter the future in order to save the past – which is really the present. Stars: Rob Corddry, Craig Robinson, Clark Duke
STRANGE MAGIC 4 OF 10)
Goblins, elves, fairies and imps, and their misadventures sparked by the battle over a powerful potion.»
Stars: Evan Rachel Wood, Elijah Kelley, Kristin Chenoweth

ECHOES (7 OF 10)
Struggling with horrifying, sleep-paralysis induced visions, a young writer retreats with her boyfriend to an isolated desert house. As the visions intensify, she finds herself on the verge of losing her mind…or uncovering a life-threatening secret. Stars: Steven Brand, Kevin Brewerton, Ivory Dortch
THE GAMBLER (7 OF 10)
Lit professor’s debt causes him to borrow money complicating his situation is his relationship with one of his students. Stars: Mark Wahlberg, Jessica Lange, John Goodman

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AGE OF ADELINE (8 of 10)
Starring: Blake Lively. Michiel Huiseman, Harrison Ford, Amanda Crew, Ellyn Bursten
After miraculously remaining 29 years old for almost eight decades, Adaline Bowman (Blake Lively) has lived a solitary existence, never allowing herself to get close to anyone who might reveal her secret. But a chance encounter with charismatic philanthropist Ellis Jones (Michiel Huisman) reignites her passion for life and romance. When a weekend with his parents (Harrison Ford and Kathy Baker) threatens to uncover the truth, Adaline makes a decision that will change her life forever.

PAUL BLART MALL COP 2 (1 of 10)
Starring: Kevin James, Raini Rodriguez, Eduardo Verástegui, Daniella Alonso, Neal McDonough
In this sequel, in which Kevin James reprises the role of Paul Blart, the security guard is headed to Las Vegas to attend a Security Guard Expo with his teenage daughter Maya (Raini Rodriguez) before she departs for college. While at the convention, he inadvertently discovers a heist – and it’s up to Blart to apprehend the criminals.

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TAKEN 3 (3 of 10)
Starring: Maggie Grace, Liam Neeson, Famke Janssen, Forest Whitaker, Dougray Scott
Liam Neeson returns as ex-covert operative Bryan Mills, whose reconciliation with his ex-wife is tragically cut short when she is brutally murdered. Consumed with rage, and framed for the crime, he goes on the run to evade the relentless pursuit of the CIA, FBI and the police. For one last time.

KIDNAPPING MR. HEINEKEN (6 of 10)
Starring: Sam Worthington, Anthony Hopkins, Jim Sturgess, Ryan Kwanten
In 1983, a group of childhood friends pulled off the crime of the century: kidnapping one of the richest men in the world, the heir of the Heineken beer empire. The shocking capture–by gunpoint in broad daylight on the streets of Amsterdam–resulted in the largest ransom ever paid for a kidnapped individual. It was truly the perfect crime…until they got away with it.

EVERLY (6 of 10)
Starring: Salma Hayek, Jennifer Blanc, Uros Certic, Togo Igawa, Caroline Chikezie
An intense action thriller centered on a down-on-her-luck woman (Hayek) who is forced to fend off waves of assassins sent by her ex, a dangerous mob boss, while trying to save her estranged mother and daughter. The film is set entirely in one apartment, and is based on a concept created by Lynch.

THE BABADOOK (2 of 10)
Starring: Essie Davis, Daniel Henshall, Hayley McElhinney, Barbara West, Benjamin Winspear
Six years after the violent death of her husband, Amelia is at a loss. She struggles to discipline her ‘out of control’ 6 year-old, Samuel, a son she finds impossible to love. Samuel’s dreams are plagued by a monster he believes is coming to kill them both.When a disturbing storybook called ‘The Babadook’ turns up at their house, Samuel is convinced that the Babadook is the creature he’s been dreaming about.

CAKE (7 of 10)
Starring: Jennifer Aniston, Anna Kendrick, Britt Robertson, Sam Worthington, Lucy Punch
The acerbic, hilarious Claire Simmons becomes fascinated by the suicide of a woman in her chronic pain support group.

 

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GET HARD (2 of 10)
Starring: Alison Brie, Will Ferrell, Kevin Hart, Mariana Paola Vicente, Paul Ben-Victor
When millionaire hedge fund manager James (Will Ferrell) is nailed for fraud and bound for a stretch in San Quentin, the judge gives him 30 days to get his affairs in order. Desperate, he turns to Darnell (Kevin Hart) to prep him for a life behind bars. But despite James’ one-percenter assumptions, Darnell is a hard-working small business owner who has never received a parking ticket, let alone been to prison. Together, the two men do whatever it takes for James to “get hard” and, in the process, discover how wrong they were about a lot of things – including each other.

HOME (5 of 10)
Starring: Jim Parsons, Rihanna, Steve Martin, Jennifer Lopez, Matt Jones
When Earth is taken over by the overly-confident Boov, an alien race in search of a new place to call home, all humans are promptly relocated, while all Boov get busy reorganizing the planet. But when one resourceful girl, Tip, (Rihanna, who also contributes a song) manages to avoid capture, she finds herself the accidental accomplice of a banished Boov named Oh (Jim Parsons). The two fugitives realize there’s a lot more at stake than intergalactic relations as they embark on the road trip of a lifetime.

IT FOLLOWS (7 of 10)
Starring: Bailey Spry, Carollette Phillips, Loren Bass, Keir Gilchrist, Maika Monroe
For 19-year-old Jay (Maika Monroe, AT ANY PRICE), the fall should be about school, boys and weekends at the lake. Yet after a seemingly innocent sexual encounter she suddenly finds herself plagued by nightmarish visions; she can’t shake the sensation that someone, or something, is following her. As the threat closes in, Jay and her friends must somehow escape the horrors that are only a few steps behind.
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INTERSTELLAR (8 of 10)
Starring: Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, Michael Caine, Bill Irwin
With our time on Earth coming to an end, a team of explorers undertakes the most important mission in human history; traveling beyond this galaxy to discover whether mankind has a future among the stars.

WILD (7 of 10)
Starring: Reese Witherspoon, Laura Dern, Gaby Hoffmann, Michiel Huisman, Thomas Sadoski
After years of reckless behavior, a heroin addiction and the destruction of her marriage, Strayed makes a rash decision. Haunted by memories of her mother Bobbi (Academy Award nominee Laura Dern) and with absolutely no experience, she sets out to hike more than a thousand miles on the Pacific Crest Trail all on her own. WILD powerfully reveals her terrors and pleasures –as she forges ahead on a journey that maddens, strengthens, and ultimately heals her.

THE IMITATION GAME (7 of 10)
Starring: Benedict Cumberbatch, Keira Knightley, Mark Strong, Charles Dance, Matthew Goode
Alan Turing, the genius British mathematician, logician, cryptologist and computer scientist who led the charge to crack the German Enigma Code that helped the Allies win WWII. Turing went on to assist with the development of computers at the University of Manchester after the war, but was prosecuted by the UK government in 1952 for homosexual acts which the country deemed illegal.

THE REWRITE (4 of 10)
Starring: J.K. Simmons, Marisa Tomei, Allison Janney, Hugh Grant, Aja Naomi King
In 1998, Ray Michaels (Grant) was on top of the world — a witty, sexy, Englishman in Hollywood who had just won an Academy Award for Best Screenplay. Fifteen years later, he’s creatively washed up, divorced, and broke. With no other options, he takes a job teaching screenwriting at a small college on the East Coast. Although the idea of teaching is less than thrilling, he hopes to make some easy money and enjoy the favors of impressionable young co-eds. What he doesn’t expect to find is romance with a single mom (Tomei) who’s gone back to school.

THE HUNDRED-FOOT JOURNEY (8 of 10)

Starring: Helen Mirren, Om Puri, Manish Dayal, Charlotte Le Bon, Amit Shah

Hassan Kadam is a culinary ingénue with the gastronomic equivalent of perfect pitch. Displaced from their native India, the Kadam family, led by Papa, settles in the quaint village of Saint-Antonin-Noble-Val in the south of France. Filled with charm, it is both picturesque and elegant – the ideal place to settle down and open an Indian restaurant. That is, until the chilly chef proprietress of Le Saule Pleureur, a Michelin starred, classical French restaurant run by Madame Mallory (Helen Mirren), gets wind of it.

 

WHEN THE GAME STANDS TALL (7 of 10)

Starring: James Caviezel, Alexander Ludwig, Michael Chiklis, Laura Dern, Clancy Brown

Inspired by a true remarkable journey of legendary football coach Bob Ladouceur, who took the De La Salle High School Spartans from obscurity to a 151-game winning streak that shattered all records.

 

SIN CITY: A DAME TO KILL FOR (3 of 10)

Starring: Mickey Rourke, Jessica Alba, Josh Brolin, Bruce Willis, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Rosario Dawson

Weaving together two of Miller’s classic stories with new tales, the town’s most hard boiled citizens cross paths with some of its more notorious inhabitants.

 

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CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER (8 of 10)

Starring: Chris Evans, Samuel L. Jackson, Scarlett Johansson, Robert Redford, Sebastian Stan

After the cataclysmic events in New York with The Avengers, Marvel’s “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” finds Steve Rogers, a.k.a. Captain America, living quietly in Washington, D.C. and trying to adjust to the modern world. But when a S.H.I.E.L.D. colleague comes under attack, Steve becomes embroiled in a web of intrigue that threatens to put the world at risk. Joining forces with the Black Widow, Captain America struggles to expose the ever-widening conspiracy while fighting off professional assassins sent to silence him at every turn. When the full scope of the villainous plot is revealed, Captain America and the Black Widow enlist the help of a new ally, the Falcon.

 

DRAFT DAY (6 of 10)

Starring: Chris Berman, Dave Donaldson, Patrick St. Esprit, Chi McBride

An NFL general manager (Kevin Costner) faces tough decisions on draft day in this sports drama from director Ivan Reitman.

 

THEY CAME TOGETHER (3 of 10)

Starring: Paul Rudd, Amy Poehler, Cobie Smulders, Christopher Meloni, Max Greenfield

When Joel (Rudd) and Molly (Poehler) meet, it’s hate at first sight; his big corporation is the one that threatens to shut down her quirky knick-knack store. Story, which follows their predictably on-again/off-again relationship, features rom-com staples such as the jealous ex-girlfriend, the office jerk, scary in-laws, a boring dentist, a wise dog and beautiful shots of New York City in autumn.

 

 

CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER

Starring: Chris Evans, Samuel L. Jackson, Scarlett Johansson, Robert Redford, Sebastian Stan

After the cataclysmic events in New York with The Avengers, Steve Rogers, a.k.a. Captain America, is living quietly in Washington, D.C. and trying to adjust to the modern world. But when a S.H.I.E.L.D. colleague comes under attack, Steve becomes embroiled in a web of intrigue that threatens to put the world at risk. Joining forces with the Black Widow, Captain America struggles to expose the ever-widening conspiracy while fighting off professional assassins sent to silence him at every turn.

 

 

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ANCHORMAN 2: THE LEGEND CONTINUES (5 of 10)

Starring: Will Ferrell, Steve Carell, Paul Rudd, David Koechner, Christina Applegate

With the 70’s behind him, San Diego’s top rated newsman, Ron Burgundy (Will Ferrell), returns to the news desk in Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues. Also back for more are Ron’s co-anchor and wife, Veronica Corningstone (Christina Applegate), weather man Brick Tamland (Steve Carell), man on the street Brian Fantana (Paul Rudd) and sports guy Champ Kind (David Koechner) – All of whom won’t make it easy to stay classy… while taking New York’s first 24-hour news channel by storm

 

47 RONIN (6 of 10)

Starring: Keanu Reeves, Hiroyuki Sanada, Kou Shibasaki, Tadanobu Asano, Min Tanaka

From ancient Japan’s most enduring tale, the epic 3D fantasy-adventure 47 Ronin is born. Keanu Reeves leads the cast as Kai, an outcast who joins Oishi (Hiroyuki Sanada), the leader of 47 outcast samurai. Together they seek vengeance upon the treacherous overlord who killed their master and banished their kind. To restore honor to their homeland, the warriors embark upon a quest that challenges them with a series of trials that would destroy ordinary warriors.

 

THE BAG MAN (7 of 10)

Starring: John Cusack, Rebecca Da Costa, Robert De Niro, Crispin Glover, Dominic Purcell

A criminal bides his time at a seedy motel, waiting for his boss after killing several men and making away with a mystery bag.

 

 

 

In Theatres

NOAH (5 of 10)
Starring: Russell Crowe, Jennifer Connelly, Ray Winstone, Anthony Hopkins, Emma Watson
A man is chosen by God to undertake a momentous mission of rescue before an apocalyptic flood destroys the world.

SABOTAGE (4 of 10)
Starring: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sam Worthington,  Joe Manganiello, Josh Holloway, Terrence Howard
Arnold Schwarzenegger stars in this action thriller as the head of an elite DEA task force assigned to take on some of the most vicious drug cartels in the world. The group raids a cartel safe house with seemingly successful results, but then the agents begin to mysteriously die off, one-by-one – and seemingly anyone could be responsible.

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THE WOLF OF WALL STREET (7 of 10)
Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Matthew McConaughey, Margot Robbie, Jonah Hill, Cristin Milioti
A New York stockbroker refuses to cooperate in a large securities fraud case involving corruption on Wall Street, the corporate banking world and mob infiltration. Based on Jordan Belfort’s autobiography.

DELIVERY MAN (5 of 10)
Starring: Vince Vaughn, Chris Pratt, Cobie Smulders, Andrzej Blumenfeld, Simon Delaney
The story of affable underachiever David Wozniak, whose mundane life is turned upside down when he finds out that he fathered 533 children through sperm donations he made twenty years earlier. In debt to the mob, rejected by his pregnant girlfriend, things couldn’t look worse for David when he is hit with a lawsuit from 142 of the 533 twenty-somethings who want to know the identity of the donor.

WALKING WITH DINOSAURS (5 of 10)
Starring: Charlie Rowe, Karl Urban, Angourie Rice, John Leguizamo, Justin Long
Walking with Dinosaurs is the ultimate immersive experience, utilizing state of the art 3D to put audiences in the middle of a thrilling and epic prehistoric world, where an underdog dino triumphs to become a hero for the ages.

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