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(Plot synopses and cast lists courtesy of Metacritic.com unless otherwise noted.)
Available February 4th
Starring: Justin Long, Evan Rachel Wood, Vince Vaughn, Sam Rockwell, Peter Dinklage, Busy Phillips, Sienna Miller
A young writer tries to impress a girl he meets online with an embellished profile, but he finds himself in a real mess when she falls for him and he has to keep up the act.
- Starring: Ciarán Hinds, Eric Bana, Jim Broadbent, Rebecca Hall
- Martin and Claudia are lawyers and ex-lovers who find themselves put at risk after they join the defense team for an international terrorist's trial.
- Starring: 50 Cent, Amy Ryan, Arnold Schwarzenegger,Sylvester Stallone, Vincent D'Onofrio
- Ray Breslin (Sylvester Stallone), one of the world's foremost authorities on structural security, agrees to take on one last job: breaking out of an ultra-secret, high-tech facility called The Tomb. Deceived and wrongly imprisoned, Ray must recruit fellow inmate Emil Rottmayer (Arnold Schwarzenegger) to help devise a daring, nearly impossible plan to escape from the most protected and fortified prison ever built.
- Starring: Dan Fogler, Owen Wilson, Woody Harrelson
- Two turkeys from opposite sides of the tracks must put aside their differences and team up to travel back in time to change the course of history - and get turkey off the holiday menu for good.
- Starring: Douglas Booth, Hailee Steinfeld
Available February 11th
- Starring: Robert Redford
- Deep into a solo voyage in the Indian Ocean, an unnamed man wakes to find his 39-foot yacht taking on water after a collision with a shipping container left floating on the high seas. With his navigation equipment and radio disabled, the man sails unknowingly into the path of a violent storm.
- Starring: Bret McKenzie, Georgia King, James Callis, Jane Seymour, Jennifer Coolidge, Keri Russell, Ricky Whittle
- Jane Hayes is obsessed with all things Jane Austen. But when she decides to spend her life savings on a trip to a resort catering to Austen-crazed women, Jane's fantasies of meeting the perfect gentleman suddenly become more complicated than she ever could have imagined.
- Starring: Brad Pitt, Cameron Diaz, Dean Norris, Goran Visnjic, Javier Bardem, John Leguizamo, Michael Fassbender, Natalie Dormer, Penélope Cruz, Rosie Perez
- A lawyer finds himself in over his head when he gets involved in drug trafficking.
- Starring: Naomi Watts, Naveen Andrews
- During the last two years of her life, Princess Diana (Naomi Watts) embarks on a final rite of passage: a secret love affair with Pakistani heart surgeon Hasnat Khan (Naveen Andrews).
- Starring: Abigail Breslin, Asa Butterfield, Hailee Steinfeld,Harrison Ford
- The Earth was ravaged twice by the Buggers, an alien race seemingly determined to destroy humanity. Seventy years later, the people of Earth remain banded together to prevent our own annihilation from this technologically superior alien species. Ender Wiggan, a boy of only six, may become the savior of the human race. He is separated from his beloved sister and brought to battle school in deep space. He will be tested and honed into an empathetic killer who despises himself as he learns to fight in hopes of saving Earth and his family.
Starring: Abigail Breslin
In 1986 sixteen year old Lisa and her family died in their home under sinister circumstances. Unable to move on, their spirits continue to roam the house. Now Lisa must reach out from beyond the grave to help her living counterpart Olivia avoid the same fate that Lisa and her family suffered long ago.
- Starring: Anna Chancellor, Danny McEvoy, George MacKay, Harley Bird, Saoirse Ronan, Tom Holland
- Daisy (Saoirse Ronan), an American teenager, is sent to stay with relatives in the English countryside. Initially withdrawn and alienated, she begins to warm up to her charming surroundings, and strikes up a romance with the handsome Edmund (George MacKay). But on the fringes of their idyllic summer days are tense news reports of an escalating conflict in Europe. As the UK falls into a violent, chaotic military state, Daisy finds herself hiding and fighting to survive.
Starring: Scoot McNairy, Anna Skellern, Andrew Hawley
When three friends go hiking, jealousies, sexual tensions and strained relationships come to a head, turning what should have been a peaceful camping adventure into a terror trip. As collective paranoia reaches fever pitch it becomes clear that there is a much darker force at work in their ancient eerie surroundings. Who or what is after them? And can any one of them survive a night in the woods?
- Starring: Bokeem Woodbine, Jordi Mollà, Karl Urban, Katee Sackhoff, Vin Diesel
- Left for dead on a sun-scorched planet, Riddick finds himself up against an alien race of predators. Activating an emergency beacon alerts two ships: one carrying a new breed of mercenary, the other captained by a man from Riddick's past.
Starring: Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman
PBS Masterpiece Mystery. Sherlock is back from the dead. Now what?
Available February 18th
Starring: Kathryn Hahn, Josh Radnor, Juno Temple,Jane Lynch
Looking to spice up her marriage, Rachel takes her husband Jeffto a strip club and meets McKenna, a stripper she becomes obsessed with saving. Rachel adopts McKenna as her live-in nanny, wreaking havoc on her friends, family and herself.
- Starring: Lance Armstrong
- In 2009 Alex Gibney was hired to make a film about Lance Armstrong's comeback to cycling. The project was shelved when the doping scandal erupted, and re-opened after Armstrong's confession.
The season that aired in 2013 (Season 4 begins on HBO in April 2014). Covers the first part of Book Three in the George R.R. Martin "A Song of Ice and Fire." Noteworthy for the infamous "Red Wedding."
Available February 25th
- Starring: George Clooney, Sandra Bullock
- After debris destroys their space shuttle, two astronauts desperately try to return to Earth.
- Starring: Bob Odenkirk, Bruce Dern, June Squibb, Stacy Keach, Will Forte
- An aging, booze-addled father makes the trip from Montana to Nebraska with his estranged son in order to claim a million dollar Mega Sweepstakes Marketing prize.
- Starring: Anthony Hopkins,Chris Hemsworth, Christopher Eccleston, Idris Elba, Kat Dennings, Natalie Portman, Ray Stevenson, Stellan Skarsgård, Tom Hiddleston
- Thor fights to restore order to the cosmos, but an ancient race led by the vengeful Malekith returns to plunge the universe back into darkness. Faced with an enemy that even Odin and Asgard cannot withstand, Thor must embark on his most perilous and personal journey yet, one that will reunite him with Jane Foster and force him to sacrifice everything to save us all.
Available March 4th
- Starring: Bill Nighy, Domhnall Gleeson, Rachel McAdams
At the age of 21, Tim Lake (Domhnall Gleeson) discovers he can travel in time…
The night after another unsatisfactory New Year party, Tim’s father (Bill Nighy) tells his son that the men in his family have always had the ability to travel through time. Tim can’t change history, but he can change what happens and has happened in his own life—so he decides to make his world a better place...by getting a girlfriend. Sadly, that turns out not to be as easy as you might think. Moving from the Cornwall coast to London to train as a lawyer, Tim finally meets the beautiful but insecure Mary (Rachel McAdams). They fall in love, then an unfortunate time-travel incident means he’s never met her at all. So they meet for the first time again—and again—but finally, after a lot of cunning time traveling, he wins her heart. But as his unusual life progresses, Tim finds out that his unique gift can’t save him from the sorrows and ups
and downs that affect all families, everywhere. There are great limits to what time travel can achieve, and it can be dangerous, too.
Starring: Bryan Cranston, Alice Eve, Logan Marshall-Green
A struggling motel owner (Alice Eve) and her daughter are taken hostage by a nearly blind career criminal (Bryan Cranston) to be his eyes as he attempts to retrieve his money from a crooked cop.
- Starring: Griffin Dunne, Jared Leto, Jennifer Garner,Matthew McConaughey, Steve Zahn
- Loosely based on the true-life tale of Ron Woodroof, a drug taking, women loving, homophobic man who, in 1985 was diagnosed with full blown HIV/AIDS and given thirty days to live. He started taking the FDA approved AZT, the only legal drug available in the U.S, which brought him to the brink of death. To survive, he smuggled non-toxic, anti-viral medications from all over the world yet still illegal in the U.S. Other AIDS patients sought out his medications forgoing hospitals, doctors and AZT. With the help of his doctor, Eve Saks and a fellow patient, Rayon, Ron unintentionally created the Dallas Buyers Club, the first of dozens which would form around the country, providing its paying members with these alternative treatments. The clubs, growing in numbers and clientele, were brought to the attention of the FDA and pharmaceutical companies which waged
an all out war on Ron.
- Starring: Elizabeth Olsen, Josh Brolin, Samuel L. Jackson,Sharlto Copley
- An advertising executive is kidnapped and held hostage for 20 years in solitary confinement. When he is inexplicably released, he embarks on an obsessive mission to discover who orchestrated his punishment, only to find he is still trapped in a web of conspiracy and torment.
- Starring: Alfre Woodard, Benedict Cumberbatch, Brad Pitt,Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender,Paul Dano, Paul Giamatti, Sarah Paulson
- In the pre-Civil War United States, Solomon Northup, a free black man living in upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery.
Available March 7th
- Starring: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth,]Philip Seymour Hoffman
- The Hunger Games: Catching Fire begins as Katniss Everdeen returns home safe after winning the 74th Annual Hunger Games along with fellow tribute Peeta Mellark. Winning means that they must turn around and leave their family and close friends, embarking on a Victor's Tour of the districts. Along the way Katniss senses that a rebellion is simmering, but the Capitol is still very much in control as President Snow prepares the 75th Annual Hunger Games (The Quarter Quell), a competition that could change Panem forever.
Coming March 11th
- Starring: Ben Schnetzer, Emily Watson, Geoffrey Rush,Hildegard Schroedter, Nico Liersch, Sophie Nélisse
- While subjected to the horrors of WWII Germany, young Liesel (Sophie Nélisse) finds solace by stealing books and sharing them with others. Under the stairs in her home, a Jewish refugee is being sheltered by her adoptive parents.
Deceptive Practices: The Mysteries and Mentors of Ricky Jay
What happens when documentary filmmakers, whose mission is to probe, explore and reveal, take as their subject one of the world's greatest living magicians, whose life and art are basically off limits to probing, exploration and revelation? More than a decade in the making, Deceptive Practice: The Mysteries and Mentors of Ricky Jay is the captivating result of this curious conundrum.
Detective Superintendent Stella Gibson (Gillian Anderson) is brought in from London to help solve a Belfast murder. Unknown to the detectives, the killer, Paul Spector (Jamie Dornan), a married man with two kids, is already planning his next kill.
Inside Llewyn Davis
- Starring: Carey Mulligan, Garrett Hedlund, John Goodman,Justin Timberlake, Oscar Isaac
- Llewyn Davis is at a crossroads. Guitar in tow, huddled against the unforgiving New York winter of 1961, he struggles to make it as a musician against seemingly insurmountable obstacles - some of them of his own making.
- Starring: Casey Affleck, Christian Bale, Forest Whitaker,Sam Shepard, Willem Dafoe, Woody Harrelson, Zoe Saldana
- When Rodney Baze mysteriously disappears and law enforcement fails to follow through, his older brother, Russell, takes matters into his own hands to find justice
- Coming March 18th
- Starring: Alessandro Nivola, Amy Adams, Bradley Cooper,Christian Bale, Jennifer Lawrence, Jeremy Renner, Louis C.K., Robert De Niro
- A fictional film set in the alluring world of one of the most stunning scandals to rock our nation, American Hustle tells the story of con man Irving Rosenfeld (Christian Bale), who along with his equally cunning and seductive partner Sydney Prosser (Amy Adams) is forced to work for a wild FBI agent Richie DiMaso (Bradley Cooper). DiMaso pushes them into a world of Jersey powerbrokers and mafia that's as dangerous as it is enchanting. Caught between the con-artists and Feds is Carmine Polito (Jeremy Renner), the passionate, volatile, New Jersey political operator, but it's Irving's unpredictable wife Rosalyn (Jennifer Lawrence) who could be the one to pull the thread that brings the entire world crashing down.
- Starring: Idina Menzel, Josh Gad, Kristen Bell
- Fearless optimist Anna teams up with Kristoff in an epic journey, encountering Everest-like conditions, and a hilarious snowman named Olaf in a race to find Anna's sister Elsa, whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom in eternal winter.
Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom
- Starring: Garth Breytenbach, Grant Swanby, Idris Elba,Mark Elderkin, Naomie Harris, Robert Hobbs
- A chronicle of Nelson Mandela's life, from his childhood in a rural village through to his inauguration as the first democratically elected president of South Africa.
Coming March 25th
- Starring: Chris Pratt, Cobie Smulders, Jack Reynor, Vince Vaughn
- An affable underachiever finds out he's fathered 533 children through anonymous donations to a fertility clinic 20 years ago. Now he must decide whether or not to come forward when 142 of them file a lawsuit to reveal his identity.
Small-town fry cook Odd Thomas (Anton Yelchin) is an ordinary guy with a paranormal secret: he sees dead people, everywhere. When a creepy stranger appears with an entourage of ghostly bodachs - predators who feed on pain and portend mass destruction – Odd knows that his town is in serious trouble. Teaming up with his sweetheart Stormy (Addison Timlin) and the local sheriff (Willem Dafoe), Odd plunges into an epic battle of good vs evil to try to stop a disaster of apocalyptic proportions.
The Wolf of Wall Street
- Starring: Cristin Milioti, Ethan Suplee, Jean Dujardin, Jon Bernthal, Jon Favreau, Jonah Hill, Kyle Chandler, Leonardo DiCaprio, Margot Robbie, Matthew McConaughey, Rob Reiner, Spike Jonze
- An adaptation of Jordan Belfort's memoir chronicling his rise and fall on Wall Street and his hard-partying, addiction-fueled personal life.
Coming April 1st
Anchorman 2: The legend continues
- Starring: Christina Applegate, Paul Rudd, Steve Carell, Will Ferrell
- With the 70s behind him, Ron Burgundy, San Diego's top rated newsman, returns to take the nation's first 24-hour news channel by storm.
- Starring: Andy Garcia, Nicholas Braun, Spencer Lofranco,Taissa Farmiga, Tom Skerritt, Vera Farmiga
- A man and a woman fall in love while taking their kids on a college admissions tour.
Broadchurch - Season One (BBCAmerica)
Recently transferred Detective Inspector Alec Hardy (David Tennant) takes the lead of the investigation into the death of 11-year-old Danny Latimer (Oskar McNamara) in the fictional Dorset town of Broadchurch over local Detective Sergeant Ellie Miller (Olivia Colman).
Coming April 8th
August: Osage County
- Starring: Abigail Breslin, Benedict Cumberbatch, Chris Cooper, Dermot Mulroney, Ewan McGregor, Julia Roberts,Julianne Nicholson, Juliette Lewis, Meryl Streep, Sam Shepard
- The dark secrets of the Weston family come to the surface when they reunite after a family crisis.
- Starring: Alan Arkin, Jon Bernthal, Kevin Hart, Kim Basinger, Robert De Niro, Sylvester Stallone
- A pair of aging boxing rivals are coaxed out of retirement to fight one final bout.
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
- Starring: Dean O'Gorman, Elijah Wood, Graham McTavish,Ian McKellen, James Nesbitt, Ken Stott, Martin Freeman,Richard Armitage, Stephen Hunter, William Kircher
- Thorin and company have reached Lake-town and it is time for the hobbit Bilbo Baggins to fulfill his contract with the dwarves. The party must complete the journey to Lonely Mountain and burglar Baggins must seek out the Secret Door that will give them access to the hoard of the dragon Smaug. If Bilbo and the others are able to gain the treasure, will they be able to keep it? And will they discover what has become of the wizard Gandalf?
- Starring: Clancy Brown, Frank Grillo, James Franco,Jason Statham, Kate Bosworth, Rachelle LeFevre, Winona Ryder
- A former DEA agent moves his family to a quiet town, where he soon tangles with a local meth druglord.
Coming April 15th
- Starring: Judi Dench, Steve Coogan
- A world-weary political journalist picks up the story of a woman's search for her son, who was taken away from her decades ago after she became pregnant and was forced to live in a convent.
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
- Starring: Adam Scott, Ben Stiller, Kathryn Hahn, Kristen Wiig, Patton Oswalt
- Walter Mitty (Ben Stiller) lives life through his daydreams, but when his job along with that of his co-worker (Kristen Wiig) are threatened, Walter takes action in the real world embarking on a global journey that turns into an adventure more extraordinary than anything he could have ever imagined.
Coming April 29th
Escape From Tomorrow
- Starring: Annet Mahendru, Danielle Safady, Elena Schuber, Jack Dalton, Katelynn Rodriguez, Roy Abramsohn
- In a world of fake castles and anthropomorphic rodents, an epic battle begins when an unemployed father's sanity is challenged by a chance encounter with two underage girls on holiday.
The Legend of Hercules
- Starring: Gaia Weiss, Kellan Lutz, Roxanne McKee, Scott Adkins
- In Ancient Greece 1200 B.C., a queen succumbs to the lust of Zeus to bear a son promised to overthrow the tyrannical rule of the king and restore peace to a land in hardship. But this prince, Hercules, knows nothing of his real identity or his destiny. He desires only one thing: the love of Hebe, Princess of Crete, who has been promised to his own brother. When Hercules learns of his greater purpose, he must choose: to flee with his true love or to fulfill his destiny and become the true hero of his time.
Coming May 13th
Orange is the New Black - Season One
Piper Chapman (Taylor Schilling) is sent to prison after being caught with a suitcase of a drug dealer's money in this drama based on the memoir by Piper Kerman.
- Starring: Ice Cube, John Leguizamo, Kevin Hart, Tika Sumpter
- Fast-talking security guard Ben joins his cop soon-to-be brother-in-law James on a 24-hour patrol of Atlanta in order to prove himself worthy of marrying Angela, James' sister.
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