August: Osage County

By John Wells

Academy Award® Winners Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts star in the darkly hilarious and deeply touching story of the strong-willed women of the Weston family, whose lives converge when a family crisis brings them back to the Midwest house they grew up in, and to the dysfunctional mother who raised them. Based on Tracy Letts’ Pulitzer Prize-winning play of the same name, Director John Wells skillfully translates from stage to screen, leading an all-star cast that includes Ewan McGregor, Chris Cooper, Abigail Breslin, Benedict Cumberbatch, Juliette Lewis, Margo Martindale, Dermot Mulroney, Julianne Nicholson, Sam Shepard and Misty Upham.

Jamesy Boy

By Trevor White

Rage-filled teenager James is never one to back down from a fight. He jumps at the chance to run drugs and guns for a gang and quickly ends up behind bars. He turns his life around in prison thanks to the unexpected friendship he forms with a convicted murderer.

Soul Man

By Steve Miner

Mark Watson (C. Thomas Howell) has been accepted to Harvard Law School, but his dreams are dashed when his parents withdraw financial support. In desperation, Mark chemically darkens his skin and wins a full scholarship intended for black students. What results is a series of comic misadventures including romantic entanglements that explode stereotypes. Suddenly, in a bout with his conscience, he learns that his clever trick denied a far more deserving student a scholarship. On his day of reckoning, Mark makes restitution and leaves everyone in the school a little changed by the experience. James Earl Jones, Rae Dawn Chong, Leslie Nielsen and Julia Louis-Dreyfus co-star in this outrageous comedy.

Easy Money: Life Deluxe

By Jens Jonsson

JW (Joel Kinnaman – “Robocop (2014)”, “The Killing”) now lives in exile and is more determined than ever to find out what happened to his missing sister Camilla. Every trace leads him to the world of organized crime in Stockholm. Jorge is about to do his last score—the largest robbery in Swedish history. But during the complicated preparations he meets a woman from his past, Nadja. Martin Hägerström is chosen to go undercover into the Serbian mafia, in order to get its notorious boss Radovan Krajnic behind bars. When an assassination attempt is made on Radovan, his daughter Natalie is pulled into the power struggle within the Serbian mafia.

The Whale

By Suzanne Chisholm & Michael Parfit

Narrated by Ryan Reynolds (“The Proposal”), THE WHALE tells the remarkable true story of a young, wild killer whale—an orca—nicknamed Luna, who lost contact with his family on the coast of British Columbia and became famous around the world when he tried to make friends with human beings. THE WHALE celebrates the life of this smart, friendly and transcendent being, who overthrew the established order of humans versus everything else with his determination to make friends with the local residents, despite government officials banning interaction with Luna. Through his life among the locals, Luna challenges preconceptions both political and scientific, making us rethink our most fundamental ideas about the nature of love and friendship.

Fanny and Alexander

By Ingmar Bergman

Through the eyes of ten-year-old Alexander, we witness the delights and conflicts of the Ekdahl family, a sprawling bourgeois clan in turn-of-the-twentieth-century Sweden. Ingmar Bergman intended Fanny and Alexander as his swan song, and it is the legendary director’s warmest and most autobiographical film, a four-time Academy Award–winning triumph that combines his trademark melancholy and emotional intensity with immense joy and sensuality.

Dangerous Liaisons

By Jin-ho Hur

In 1930’s Shanghai, the “Paris of the East,” aging socialite Mo (Cecilia Cheung) and famous womanizer Xie (Jang Dong-gun) indulge cynical but sensuous pleasures in a dangerous game of hearts. The game: win, bed, and abandon kind humanitarian widow Du (Zhang Ziyi). The prize: a chance to rekindle lost romance. But in a city where no one can be trusted, there may be no difference between love and war.

The Bounce Back

By Youssef Delara

Everyone loves self-help guru Matthew Taylor’s (Shemar Moore) new bestselling book on romance, “The Bounce Back.” Everyone, that is, but psychologist Kristin Peralta (Nadine Velazquez). When she and Matthew spar on numerous TV talk shows about his quick-fix approach to mending broken hearts, though, their chemistry is obvious. The question is – can true love conquer philosophical differences?

The Best and the Brightest

By Josh Shelov

THE BEST AND THE BRIGHTEST follows a fresh-faced couple, Jeff (Neil Patrick Harris, How I Met Your Mother) and Samantha (Bonnie Somerville, The Ugly Truth), and the lengths they must go to in order to get their daughter into a New York City private kindergarten. An oddball consultant, Sue Lemon (Amy Sedaris, Strangers with Candy), gets them an interview, but itís based on a lie: that Jeff is a renowned poet, instead of the humdrum computer programmer he is in real life. Keeping this ridiculous lie aloft proves more and more difficult, as Jeff is forced to play the role of a raunchy ìsextingî poet for the entire school board. Featuring an all-star cast including Christopher McDonald (Harryís Law), Kate Mulgrew (Star Trek: Voyager), Bridget Regan (Legend of the Seeker), John Hodgman (The Daily Show with Jon Stewart) and Peter Serafinowicz (Couples Retreat), THE BEST AND THE BRIGHTEST offers a refreshingly ìadultî twist on contemporary parenting.