Hollywood Movies

The Revenant

Inspired by true events, The Revenant is an immersive and visceral cinematic experience capturing one man's epic adventure of survival and the extraordinary power of the human spirit. In an expedition of the uncharted American wilderness, legendary explorer Hugh Glass (Leonardo DiCaprio) is brutally attacked by a bear and left for dead by members of his own hunting team. In a quest to survive, Glass endures unimaginable grief as well as the betrayal of his confidant John Fitzgerald (Tom Hardy). Guided by sheer will and the love of his family, Glass must navigate a vicious winter in a relentless pursuit to live and find redemption. The Revenant is directed and co-written by renowned filmmaker, Academy Award winner Alejandro G. Iñárritu.

"A brooding western on an epic scale, it surely will be ranked as one of the great films of this decade." Colin Covert, Minneapolis Star Tribune

​Duration: 156 mins. | Rating: R

Labyrinth

David Bowie and Jennifer Connelly star in director Jim Henson's gothic fantasy where nothing is what it seems. Babysitting infant stepbrother Toby on a weekend night and frustrated by his crying, young Sarah (Connelly) secretly imagines the goblins from her favorite book, Labyrinth, carrying Toby away. When her fantasy comes true, a distraught Sarah enters a maze of illusion to bring Toby back from a kingdom inhabited by mystical creatures and governed by the wicked Goblin King (Bowie). 

"An innovative mix of sophisticated puppetry and special effects, Labyrinth has all the components of classic myth." Steven Rea, Philadelphia Inquirer

 

Duration: 101 mins. | Rating: PG

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Lucasfilm and visionary director J.J. Abrams join forces to take you back again to a galaxy far, far away as Star Wars returns to the big screen with Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

Set 30 years after Return of the Jedi, it follows the efforts of the First Order, a group that is the successor to the Galactic Empire, to eliminate Luke Skywalker and the New Republic. The Resistance, backed by the Republic and led by Luke's twin sister, General Leia Organa, opposes the First Order while searching for Luke to enlist his aid.

"It's everything the kid in us goes to the movies for -- marvelous adventure that leaves us surprised, scared and euphoric." Peter Travers, Rolling Stone

​Duration: 136 mins. | Rating: PG-13

Star Wars: The Force Awakens | 3D

Lucasfilm and visionary director J.J. Abrams join forces to take you back again to a galaxy far, far away as Star Wars returns to the big screen with Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

Set 30 years after Return of the Jedi, it follows the efforts of the First Order, a group that is the successor to the Galactic Empire, to eliminate Luke Skywalker and the New Republic. The Resistance, backed by the Republic and led by Luke's twin sister, General Leia Organa, opposes the First Order while searching for Luke to enlist his aid.

"It's everything the kid in us goes to the movies for -- marvelous adventure that leaves us surprised, scared and euphoric." Peter Travers, Rolling Stone

​Duration: 136 mins. | Rating: PG-13

Kung Fu Panda 3

When Po's long-lost panda father suddenly reappears, the reunited duo travels to a secret panda paradise to meet scores of hilarious new panda characters. But when the supernatural villain Kai begins to sweep across China defeating all the kung fu masters, Po must do the impossible-learn to train a village full of his fun-loving, clumsy brethren to become the ultimate band of Kung Fu Pandas!

Kung Fu Panda 3 features the voice talents of Jack Black, Bryan Cranston, Angelina Jolie, Dustin Hoffman, Kate Hudson and Jackie Chan.

"It's gloriously colorful, very funny and, better yet, unexpectedly substantive and genuinely moving."  Soren Anderson, Seattle Times

Duration: 100 mins. | Rating: PG

The Hateful Eight

Nominated for three Academy Awards -- Best Cinematography, Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Jennifer Jason Leigh), and Best Original Score -- Quentin Tarantino's The Hateful Eight features a compelling cast that includes Kurt Russell, Samuel L. Jackson, Tim Roth, Michael Madsen, Bruce Dern and Zoë Bell. 

The story begins six or eight or twelve years after the Civil War, with a stagecoach hurtling through the wintry Wyoming landscape. The passengers, bounty hunter John Ruth and his fugitive Daisy Domergue race towards the town of Red Rock where Ruth, known in these parts as “The Hangman,” will bring Domergue to justice. Along the road, they encounter two strangers: Major Marquis Warren , a black former union soldier turned infamous bounty hunter, and Chris Mannix, a southern renegade who claims to be the town’s new Sheriff. Losing their lead on the blizzard, Ruth, Domergue, Warren and Mannix seek refuge at Minnie's Haberdashery, a stagecoach stopover on a mountain pass. When they arrive at Minnie’s, they are greeted not by the proprietor but by four unfamiliar faces. Bob, who’s taking care of Minnie’s while she’s visiting her mother, is holed up with Oswaldo Mobray, the hangman of Red Rock, cow-puncher Joe Gage, and Confederate General Sanford Smithers. As the storm overtakes the mountainside stopover, our eight travelers come to learn they may not make it to Red Rock after all…

 

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2

The Hunger Games saga enters its powerful final chapter as Katniss Everdeen [Jennifer Lawrence] realizes the stakes are no longer just for survival – they are for the future.

With the nation of Panem in a full scale war, Katniss confronts President Snow [Donald Sutherland] in the final showdown. Teamed with a group of her closest friends – including Gale [Liam Hemsworth], Finnick [Sam Claflin] and Peeta [Josh Hutcherson] – Katniss goes off on a mission with the unit from District 13 as they risk their lives to liberate the citizens of Panem, and stage an assassination attempt on President Snow who has become increasingly obsessed with destroying her. The mortal traps, enemies, and moral choices that await Katniss will challenge her more than any arena she faced in The Hunger Games.

​Duration: 137 mins. | Rating: PG-13

The Martian

During a manned mission to Mars, Astronaut Mark Watney (Matt Damon) is presumed dead after a fierce storm and left behind by his crew. But Watney has survived and finds himself stranded and alone on the hostile planet. With only meager supplies, he must draw upon his ingenuity, wit and spirit to subsist and find a way to signal to Earth that he is alive. Millions of miles away, NASA and a team of international scientists work tirelessly to bring "the Martian" home, while his crewmates concurrently plot a daring, if not impossible rescue mission. As these stories of incredible bravery unfold, the world comes together to root for Watney's safe return. 

Based on a best-selling novel, and helmed by master director Ridley Scott, The Martian features a star studded cast that includes Jessica Chastain, Kristen Wiig, Kate Mara, Michael Peña, Jeff Daniels, Chiwetel Ejiofor, and Donald Glover.

“It's one of the year's best movies and widescreen 3D experiences, a crackerjack adventure that celebrates human ingenuity over mechanical contrivance.” Peter Howell, Toronto Star

​Duration: 134 mins. | Rating: PG-13

 

Sundance 2015 Film Festival Short Film Tour

Over the course of its more than 30-year history, the Sundance Film Festival has been widely considered the premier showcase for short films and the launchpad for many now-prominent independent filmmakers. Featuring a wide variety of story and style, the Sundance Film Festival Short Film Tour is comprised of six shorts that won awards at the 2015 Festival.  Incorporating fiction, documentary and animation from around the world, this distinct program  ranges from wild comedy to quiet poetry. Each short breaks through its limited timeframe with a high level of artistry and story that will resonate with audiences long after it ends.
PROGRAM
World of Tomorrow
Short Film Jury Award (Best of Fest)
Written and directed by Don Hertzfeldt. U.S.A., 17 minutes.
A little girl is taken on a mind-bending tour of the distant future.

SMILF
Short Film Jury Prize: US Fiction
Written and directed by Frankie Shaw. USA, 9 minutes.
A young single mother struggles to balance her old life of freedom with her new one as mom. It all comes to a head during one particular nap-time when Bridgette invites an old friend over for a visit.

Oh Lucy!
Short Film Jury Prize: International Fiction
Written and directed by Atsuko Hirayanagi. Japan/Singapore/U.S.A, 22 minutes.
Setsuko, a 55-year-old single so-called office lady in Tokyo, is given a blonde wig and a new identity, Lucy, by her young, unconventional English-language teacher. "Lucy" awakens desires in Setsuko she never knew existed.

The Face of Ukraine: Casting Oksana Baiul
Short Film Jury Prize: Non-Fiction
Written and directed by Kitty Green. Russian and Ukrainian, 7 minutes.
Adorned in pink sequins, little girls from across a divided, war-torn Ukraine audition to play the role of Olympic champion figure skater Oksana Baiul, whose tears of joy once united their troubled country.

Storm hits jacket
Short Film Jury Prize: Animation
Written and directed by Paul Cabon. 2014, France, 13 minutes.
A storm reaches the shores of Brittany. Nature goes crazy, and two young scientists get caught up in the chaos. Espionage, romantic tension, and mysterious events clash with enthusiasm and randomness.

Object
Short Film Special Jury Prize for Poetic Vision
Written and directed by Paulina Skibinska. Poland, 15 minutes.
A creative image of an underwater search in the dimensions of two worlds—ice desert and under water—told from the point of view of the rescue team, of the diver, and of the ordinary people waiting on the shore.