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THE FROZEN – A young couple take an ill-advised winter camping trip that takes a haunted turn in this supernatural, psychological thriller. There are some real chills here, and not just from the cold. Stars talented, up and coming actress Brit Morgan.
KILLER JOE – Matthew McConaughey is terrific as a Dallas detective who moonlights as a hitman in this twisted, redneck, trailer park thriller.
BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD – Unique, magical feature film debut from director Ben Zeitlin. 6-year old Hushpuppy lives with her tough, but loving father in an isolated bayou community that’s under siege by the melting of the ice caps. A true American art film with great performances by Quvenzhane Wallis and Dwight Henry, both “non-actors” in their first film. Watch the making of doc on the bonus features to appreciate just what an accomplishment this film is.
V / H / S – A found footage anthology of Horrror in the tradition of Tales from the Crypt with a different genre director helming each of the stories. This is a must-see for any fans of horror with some really original, creepy moments.
THE ODD LIFE OF TIMOTHY GREEN – Inspiring family film about a young couple who dream of having a child only to discover a boy on their doorstep one stormy night. From the director who brought us “What’s Eating Gilbert Grape”. Stars Jennifer Garner, Joel Edgerton and Dianne Wiest.
PITCH PERFECT – An a capella singing group competition comedy starring Anna Kendrick, and the scene stealing Rebel Wilson. Critics and audiences loved it for it’s inventive song mash-ups and winning cast.
360 – From the director of “City of God” and “The Constant Gardener” comes this sexy, dramatic thriller about interconnected romantic life in the 21st century. The stories are set in different cities, Paris, London, Rio, Denver, Phoenix, and has an all-star cast including Anthony Hopkins, Jude Law, Rachel Weisz, and Ben Foster.
TED – Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane’s directorial debut is a comedy about a grown man (Mark Wahlberg) whose cherished teddy bear came to life as a result of a childhood wish, and hasn’t left his side since, creating numerous complications in his adult life. The potty-mouthed teddy is voiced by Seth MacFarlane himself.
TROUBLE WITH THE CURVE – Clint Eastwood plays a top baseball scout at the end of his career. Justin Timberlake is the young rival looking to replace him, and Amy Adams is his estranged daughter, who puts her own career as an attorney at risk to help her father.
DIARY OF A WIMPY KID: Dog Days – The third film in the “wimpy kid’ series finds Greg in all sorts of trouble as he tries to keep his dad from sending him to military school, while contending with the family’s new trouble making canine.
RESIDENT EVIL: Retribution – Milla Jovovich is once again the star of the fifth film in the series. For the many fans of Milla and her ass-kicking alter ego “Alice” ,this is a non-stop action packed installment.
PREMIUM RUSH – Joseph Gordon-Levitt Is the bike messenger whose last delivery of the day is a “premium rush” that turns into a life or death chase through the streets of Manhattan. Inventive action sequences make for an exciting thriller.
ARBITRAGE – A riveting, suspense filled thriller about love, loyalty, and high finance. Richard Gere (in one of his best performances) is a New York hedge-fund magnate who goes to desperate lengths to protect his family when his financial empire is threatened. Also stars Susan Sarandon and Tim Roth.
TOTAL RECALL – Not a scene for scene remake of the original Arnold Schwarzenegger sci-fi, this “reimagining” is a special effects filled thrill ride with some over the top action sequences. Colin Farrell, Kate Beckinsale & Jessica Biel star.
THE BOURNE LEGACY – Jeremy Renner is the genetically engineered agent in the cat and mouse game started by Matt Damon in the first three Bourne movies. Rounding out the government conspiracy are Edward Norton and Rachel Weisz.
HOPE SPRINGS – Meryl Streep, Tommy Lee Jones, and Steve Carell star in a feel good romantic comedy for adults.