The Thing (2011)

Rated: R
Genre(s): Horror | Mystery | Sci-Fi | Thriller
Director: Matthijs van Heijningen Jr.
Starring: Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Joel Edgerton, Ulrich Thomsen

The Thing is a prequel to John Carpenter’s 1982 sci-fi/horror classic, the origin story about the Norwegian research base in Antarctic, shown right before the opening events of the 1982 The Thing. The research site discovers an alien craft at Antarctica that leads to a confrontation between graduate student Kate Lloyd and scientist Dr. Sander Halvorson.

Footloose (2011)

Rated: PG-13
Genre(s): Comedy | Drama | Music
Director: Craig Brewer
Starring: Kenny Wormald, Julianne Hough, Dennis Quaid

Director Craig Brewer takes on the classic 1984 film, “Footloose”. Boston kid Ren McCormack (played by newcomer Kenny Wormald) moves to the small southern town of Bomont where rock ‘n’ roll and dancing have been banned. A few years earlier, a tragic accident killed five teenagers after a night out that shook the community. Bomont’s councilmen and beloved Reverend Shaw Moore (Dennis Quaid) responded by implementing ordinances that outlawed loud music and dancing. Ren and his rebellious spirit shakes up the populace, challenges the ban, and falls in love with the minister’s troubled daughter Ariel (Juliane Hough).

The Skin I Live In (2011)

La piel que habito (original title)
Limited Release to LA/NYC

Rated: R
Genre(s): Drama | Thriller
Director: Pedro Almodovar
Starring: Antonio Banderas, Elena Anaya and Jan Cornet

Robert Ledgard a brilliant plastic surgeon (Antonio Banderas); haunted by past tragedies, keeps a beautiful woman Vera (Elena Anaya) as his guinea pig as he tries to create a new type of synthetic skin that withstands any kind of damage. Vera, a mysterious and volatile woman holds the key to Robert’s obsession preserves her inner persona regardless of what happens to her body.

Texas Killing Fields (2011)

Limited Release
Rated: R
Genre(s): Crime | Drama | Thriller
Director: Ami Canaan Mann
Starring: Sam Worthington, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Chloe Grace Moretz

Inspired by true events, this tense and haunting thriller follows a local small town Texan homicide detective Souder (Sam Worthington) who teams up with a cop from New York City Detective Heigh (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) as they track a sadistic serial killer. The detectives find themselves racing against the clock when a familiar local girl Anne (Chloe Grace Moretz) goes missing.

The Big Year  (2011)

Rated: PG
Genre(s): Comedy
Director: David Frankel
Starring: Owen Wilson, Jack Black, Steve Martin

The Big Year teams up Brad Harris (Jack Black) and Stu Preissler (Steve Martin) to beat the reigning champion and current title holder of “The Best Bird Watcher of the World” Kenny Bostick (Owen Wilson). The person who see’s the most birds during the big year wins the title.

 

Trespass (2011)

Limited Release

Rated: R
Genre(s): Crime | Drama | Thriller
Director: Joel Schumacher
Starring: Nicolas Cage, Nicole Kidman, Cam Gigandet

An intense thriller about an upscale family terrorized by violent home invaders. The movie has a short theatrical run before being released for DVD/VOD.

 

Father of Invention (2011)

Limited Release

Rated: PG-13
Genre(s): Comedy | Drama
Director: Trent Cooper
Starring: Kevin Spacey, Camilla Belle and Heather Graham

Robert Axle (Kevin Spacey), an eccentric inventor turned ego maniac/infomercial guru, loses it all when one of his inventions maims thousands of customers. After eight years in maximum security prison, Axle is ready to redeem his name and rebuild his billion dollar empire.

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The Thing (2011) Rated: R Genre(s): Horror | Mystery | Sci-Fi | Thriller Director: Matthijs van Heijningen Jr. Starring: Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Joel Edgerton, Ulrich Thomsen The Thing is a prequel to John Carpenter’s 1982 sci-fi/horror classic, the origin story about the Norwegian research base in Antarctic, shown right before the opening events of...