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February Hollywood Previews

Jupiter Ascending

Dir. Andy Wachowski, Lana Wachowski USA 2015

Mila Kunis, Channing Tatum, Eddie Redmayne

MV5BMTQyNzk2MjA2NF5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTgwMjEwNzk3MjE@._V1__SX966_SY423_Jupiter Jones was born under a night sky, with signs predicting that she was destined for great things. Now grown, Jupiter dreams of the stars but wakes up to the cold reality of a job cleaning toilets and an endless run of bad breaks. Only when Caine, a genetically engineered ex-military hunter, arrives on Earth to track her down does Jupiter begin to glimpse the fate that has been waiting for her all along – her genetic signature marks her as next in line for an extraordinary inheritance that could alter the balance of the cosmos.

Genre: Action/Adventure/Fantasy

 

SELMA

Dir. Ava DuVernay UK/USA 2014

David Oyelowo, Carmen Ejogo, Tim Roth

MV5BODMxNjAwODA2Ml5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTgwMzc0NjgzMzE@._V1__SX966_SY423_The unforgettable true story chronicles the tumultuous three-month period in 1965, when Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. led a dangerous campaign to secure equal voting rights in the face of violent opposition. The epic march from Selma to Montgomery culminated in President Johnson signing the Voting Rights Act of 1965, one of the most significant victories for the civil rights movement. Director Ava DuVernay’s Selma tells the story of how the revered leader and visionary Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr and his brothers and sisters in the movement prompted change that forever altered history.

Genre: Biography/Drama/History

 

PROJECT ALMANAC

MV5BMTUxMjQ2NjI4OV5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTgwODc2NjUwNDE@._V1__SX966_SY423_Dir. Dean Israelite USA 2015

Amy Landecker, Sofia Black-D’Elia, Virginia Gardner

As a group of friends discover plans for a time machine, they build it and use it to fix their problems and personal gain. But as the future falls apart with disasters, and each of them disappear little by little, they must travel back to the past to make sure they never invent the machine or face the destruction of humanity.

Genre: Sci-Fi/Thriller

 

Fifty Shades of Grey

Dir. Sam Taylor-Johnson USA 2015

Dakota Johnson, Jamie Dornan, Jennifer Ehle

MV5BMjE1MTM4NDAzOF5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTgwNTMwNjI0MzE@._V1__SX966_SY423_When Anastasia Steele, a literature student, goes to interview the wealthy Christian Grey, as a favor to her roommate Kate Kavanagh, she encounters a beautiful, brilliant and intimidating man. The innocent and naive Ana started to realize she wants him, despite his enigmatic reserve and advice, she finds herself desperate to get close to him. Not able to resist Ana’s beauty and independent spirit, Christian Grey admits he wants her too, but in his own terms. Ana hesitates as she discovers the singular tastes of Christian Grey – despite of the embellishments of success, his multinational businesses, his vast wealth, his loving family – Grey is consumed by the need to control everything.

Genre: Drama/Romance

 

CAKE

Dir. Daniel Barnz USA 2015

Jennifer Aniston, Lucy Punch, Felicity Huffman

MV5BMTc4NDYzNTcyM15BMl5BanBnXkFtZTgwNjQ5NzQ0MzE@._V1__SX966_SY423_Claire Simmons (Aniston) is in pain. Her physical pain is evident in the scars that line her body and the way she carries herself, wincing with each tentative step. She’s no good at hiding her emotional pain either. Blunt to the point of searing insult, Claire’s anger seethes out of her with nearly every interaction. She has driven away her husband, her friends — even her chronic-pain support group has kicked her out. The only one left in Claire’s otherwise solitary existence is her housekeeper-cum-caretaker, Silvana, who barely tolerates her boss’ need for liquor and prescription pills. But the suicide of Nina, one of Claire’s fellow chronic-pain group members, prompts another fixation.

Genre: Drama

 

FOCUS

Dir. Glenn Ficarra, John Requa USA 2015

Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Rodrigo Santoro

MV5BMTUwODg2OTA4OF5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTgwOTE5MTE4MzE@._V1__SX966_SY423_Will Smith stars as Nicky, a seasoned master of misdirection who becomes romantically involved with novice con artist Jess (Robbie). As he’s teaching her the tricks of the trade, she gets too close for comfort and he abruptly breaks it off. Three years later, the former flame – now an accomplished femme fatale – shows up in Buenos Aires in the middle of the high stakes race car circuit. In the midst of Nicky’s latest, very dangerous scheme, she throws his plans for a loop… and the consummate con man off his game.

Genre: Comedy/Crime/Drama

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