‘Mama,’ Jan. 11
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Movie Sneaks 2013

‘Mama,’ Jan. 11
Five years after their parents’ murder, two girls who had been living alone in the woods are rescued and brought to live with their uncle and his girlfriend ¿ but an evil presence may have accompanied them. With Jessica Chastain, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau and Megan Charpentier. Written by Neil Cross, Andy Muschietti and Barbara Muschietti. Directed by Andy Muschietti. (Universal Pictures)
‘The Rabbi’s Cat,’ Jan. 11
In this animated film set in 1930s Algeria, a widowed rabbi engages in philosophical debates with his sardonic talking cat and searches for a lost Ethiopian city. With the voices of Francois Morel, Maurice Benichou and Hafsia Herzi. Written by Sandrina Jardel and Joann Sfar. Directed by Sfar and Antoine Delesvaux. In French with English subtitles. (GKids)
‘Broken City,’ Jan. 18
An ex-cop who was double-crossed and framed by the mayor seeks redemption and revenge. With Mark Wahlberg, Russell Crowe and Catherine Zeta-Jones. Written by Brian Tucker. Directed by Allen Hughes. 20th Century Fox (Alan Markfield / 20th Century Fox)
‘The Last Stand,’ Jan. 18
After leaving his LAPD narcotics post in the wake of a bungled operation and settling down in a sleepy border town, a small-time sheriff finds himself the last line of defense to intercept a notorious escaped drug kingpin. With Arnold Schwarzenegger, Forest Whitaker and Eduardo Noriega. Written by Andrew Knauer. Directed by Kim Jee-Woon. Lionsgate (Merrick Morton / Lionsgate)
‘John Dies at the End,’ Jan. 25
Two college dropouts trip out on a mysterious drug that sends them across time and dimensions, through which they discover a secret supernatural plot threatening humanity. With Chase Williamson, Rob Mayes, Clancy Brown and Paul Giamatti. Written and directed by Don Coscarelli. Magnet Releasing (MCreative)
‘Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters,’ Jan. 25
Having developed a taste for retribution at a young age and grown up as witch-hunting vigilantes, siblings Hansel and Gretel must reckon with their dark past. With Jeremy Renner, Gemma Arterton and Famke Janssen. Written and directed by Tommy Wirkola. In 3-D. (David Appleby / Paramount Pictures)
‘Bullet to the Head,’ Feb. 1
A New Orleans hit man and a Washington, D.C., police officer form an alliance to bring down the killers of their respective partners. With Sylvester Stallone, Sung Kang, Sarah Shahi and Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje. Written by Alessandro Camon. Directed by Walter Hill. Warner Bros. Pictures (Frank Masi / Warner Bros. Pictures)
‘Identity Thief,’ Feb. 8
An account representative travels halfway across the country to confront the con artist who has stolen his identity and is emptying his bank account. With Jason Bateman, Melissa McCarthy, Jon Favreau and Amanda Peet. Written by Craig Mazin. Directed by Seth Gordon. Universal Pictures (Bob Mahoney / Universal Pictures)
‘Lore,’ Feb. 8
Left to fend for herself when her S.S. officer father and staunch Nazi-supporting mother are arrested at the end of World War II, a 14-year-old German girl must lead her four siblings on a difficult journey across a devastated country. With Saskia Rosendahl, Nele Trebs and Andre Frid. Written by Cate Shortland and Robin Mukherjee. Directed by Shortland. In German with English subtitles. Music Box Films (Music Box Films)
‘Side Effects,’ Feb. 8
A New York woman and her husband find their world unraveling when her new anxiety medication has unforeseen side effects. With Rooney Mara, Channing Tatum, Jude Law and Catherine Zeta-Jones. Written by Scott Z. Burns. Directed by Steven Soderbergh. Open Road Films (Barry Wetcher / Open Road Films)
‘The Sorcerer and the White Snake,’ Feb. 8
A sorcerer tries to save an herbalist who falls in love with a 1,000-year-old snake demon disguised as a woman in this fantasy film based on an old Chinese legend. With Jet Li, Eva Huang and Charlene Choi. Written by Zhang Tan, Tsang Kan-Cheong and Szeto Cheuk-Hon. Directed by Tony Ching Siu-tung. Magnet Releasing (Magnet Releasing)
‘Top Gun,’ Feb. 8
A newly remastered Imax 3-D version of the 1986 action film about a group of elite fighter pilots competing to be the best in their class. With Tom Cruise, Kelly McGillis, Val Kilmer and Anthony Edwards. Written by Jim Cash and Jack Epps Jr. Directed by Tony Scott. Paramount Pictures (Paramount Pictures)
‘Yossi,’ Feb. 8
In this sequel to the 2002 film “Yossi and Jagger,” a closeted gay cardiologist has his solitary existence shaken up when a woman from his past appears in his examination room. With Ohad Knoller, Lior Ashkenazi and Orly Silbersatz. Written by Italy Segal. Directed by Eytan Fox. In Hebrew with English subtitles. Strand Releasing (Strand Releasing)
‘Beautiful Creatures,’ Feb. 14
A young man longing to escape his small Southern town is drawn to a mysterious new girl ¿ a witch whose date with destiny is fast approaching. With Alice Englert, Alden Ehrenreich, Jeremy Irons and Viola Davis. Written and directed by Richard LaGravenese. Warner Bros. Pictures (John Bramley / Warner Bros.)
‘A Good Day to Die Hard,’ Feb. 14
The wisecracking New York cop John McClane travels to Moscow to bail out his wayward son, only to learn he’s actually a CIA operative trying to stop a nuclear weapons heist. With Bruce Willis and Jai Courtney. Directed by John Moore. 20th Century Fox (Frank Masi / 20th Century Fox)
‘Safe Haven,’ Feb. 14
Newly arrived in a small town in North Carolina, a guarded young woman begins opening up to a widowed store owner and father of two, but soon her dark past begins to catch up with her. With Josh Duhamel, Julianne Hough and David Lyons. Written by Dana Stevens and Gage Lansky. Directed by Lasse Hallstrom. Relativity Media (James Bridges / Relativity Media)
‘The Condemned,’ Feb. TBA
The daughter of a once-famous doctor travels to her late mother’s hometown to commemorate the legacy of her dying father, who once opened a free clinic for cancer research there, but her arrival digs up dark secrets. With Miosoti Alvarado, Marise Alvarez and Axel Anderson. Written by Roberto Buso-Garcia and Danielle Schleif. Directed by Buso-Garcia. Strand Releasing (Strand Releasing)
‘Jack the Giant Slayer,’ March 1
A young farmhand unwittingly opens a gateway to a world inhabited by fearsome giants and reignites an ancient war. With Nicholas Hoult, Eleanor Tomlinson and Stanley Tucci. Written by Darren Lemke, Christopher McQuarrie and Dan Studney. Directed by Bryan Singer. In 3-D and Imax. Warner Bros. Pictures (Warner Bros.)
‘A Place at the Table,’ March 1
A documentary examining hunger in the U.S. through the lens of three people struggling with food insecurity. Directed by Lori Silverbush and Kristi Jacobson. Magnolia Pictures (Magnolia Pictures)
‘Stoker,’ March 1
When a young woman’s father dies in a car accident, an uncle she never knew existed comes to live with her and her emotionally unstable mother, and she finds herself increasingly infatuated with him. With Mia Wasikowska, Matthew Goode and Nicole Kidman. Written by Wentworth Miller. Directed by Park Chan-wook. Fox Searchlight Pictures (Macall Polay / Fox Searchlight)
‘The ABCs of Death,’ March 8
An anthology in 26 segments -- with each one helmed by a different director, based on a letter of the alphabet and telling a story involving death. Multiple actors, writers and directors. Magnet Releasing (Magnet Releasing)
‘Admission,’ March 8
A strait-laced Princeton admissions officer visiting an alternative high school run by a former college classmate is caught off guard when she meets a gifted young man who might be the son she gave up for adoption years before. With Tina Fey, Paul Rudd and Michael Sheen. Written by Karen Croner. Directed by Paul Weitz. Focus Features (David Lee / Focus Features)
‘Dead Man Down,’ March 8
A professional killer plotting to avenge the murder of his wife and daughter is seduced and blackmailed by a woman also seeking retribution. With Colin Farrell, Noomi Rapace and Terrence Howard. Written by J.H. Wyman. Directed by Niels Arden Oplev. FilmDistrict (John Baer / FilmDistrict)
‘Emperor,’ March 8
In the days after Emperor Hirohito’s surrender at the end of World War II, Gen. Douglas MacArthur assigns a trusted aide to covertly investigate how best to deal with the deposed ruler. With Matthew Fox, Tommy Lee Jones and Eriko Hatsune. Written by David Klass and Vera Blasi. Directed by Peter Webber. Roadside Attractions (Kirsty Griffin / Roadside Attractions)
‘The Monk,’ March 8
In the 16th century, a pious monk who was raised by Capuchin friars struggles against temptation and sin after the appearance of a mysterious apprentice. With Vincent Cassel and Sergi Lopez. Written and directed by Dominik Moll. ATO Pictures (Mickael Crotto / ATO Pictures)
‘Oz the Great and Powerful,’ March 8
A small-time circus magician finds himself hurled from Kansas to the fantastical land of Oz, where he tries to transform himself into a great wizard. With James Franco, Mila Kunis, Rachel Weisz and Michelle Williams. Written by Mitchell Kapner and David Lindsay-Abaire. Directed by Sam Raimi. In 3-D. Walt Disney Pictures (Disney Enterprises)
‘Blancanieves,’ March 15
The daughter of a famous matador in 1920s Seville escapes the tyranny of her evil stepmother and joins a troupe of bullfighting dwarves in this silent film re-imagining the “Snow White” fairy tale. With Maribel Verdu, Daniel Gimenez Cacho and Angela Molina. Written and directed by Pablo Berger. In Spanish with English subtitles. Cohen Media Group (Cohen Media Group)
‘Ginger & Rosa,’ March 15
In 1962 London, two inseparable teenage girls begin to drift apart as one explores her newfound sexuality and the other is drawn to poetry and protest. With Elle Fanning, Alessandro Nivola and Christina Hendricks. Written and directed by Sally Potter. A24 Films (TIFF)
‘The Incredible Burt Wonderstone,’ March 15
Two superstar magicians who have long ruled the Las Vegas Strip together face cracks in their friendship and stiff competition from an edgy street magician. With Steve Carell, Steve Buscemi, Olivia Wilde and Jim Carrey. Written by Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley. Directed by Don Scardino. Warner Bros. Pictures (Ben Glass / Warner Bros.)
‘Plimpton! Starring George Plimpton as Himself,’ March 15
A documentary about the storied life of the writer, editor and amateur sportsman George Plimpton. Directed by Tom Bean and Luke Poling. Laemmle / Zeller Films (John Lacono / Laemmle Zeller Films)
‘Upside Down,’ March 15
Two star-crossed lovers from opposing, inverted worlds risk their lives to unite with each other. With Kirsten Dunst and Jim Sturgess. Written by Santiago Amigorena and Juan Diego Solanas. Directed by Solanas. Millennium Entertainment (Millennium Entertainment)
‘The Croods,’ March 22
In this animated film, a prehistoric family embarks on a journey to find a new home after their cave is destroyed. With the voices of Nicolas Cage, Ryan Reynolds, Emma Stone and Catherine Keener. Written and directed by Chris Sanders and Kirk DeMicco. In 3-D. DreamWorks / 20th Century Fox (DreamWorks Animation)
‘Renoir,’ March 22
In the Cote d’Azur in 1915, the arrival of a spirited young woman inspires both Pierre-Auguste Renoir, a painter in his twilight years, and his son Jean, an injured soldier who will become a great filmmaker. With Michel Bouquet, Vincent Rottiers and Christa Theret. Written by Jerome Tonnerre, Gilles Bourdos and Michel Spinosa. Directed by Bourdos. Samuel Goldwyn Films (Samuel Goldwyn Films)
‘Spring Breakers,’ March 22
Four bored college girls set off for a spring fling in Florida that erupts into a bacchanal of booze, drugs and violence. With Selena Gomez, Vanessa Hudgens and James Franco. Written and directed by Harmony Korine. A24 Films (Michael Muller / A Films)
‘G.I. Joe: Retaliation,’ March 29
Members of an elite special-ops force face off against an international terrorist organization while dealing with threats from within their own government. With Dwayne Johnson, Bruce Willis, Channing Tatum and Adrianne Palicki. Written by Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick. Directed by Jon M. Chu. In 3-D. Paramount Pictures (Jaimie Trueblood / Paramount Pictures)
‘The Host,’ March 29
On a future Earth occupied by alien parasites that take over human bodies, one of humanity’s last survivors fights to protect her loved ones. With Saoirse Ronan, Max Irons, Jake Abel and Chandler Canterbury. Written and directed by Andrew Niccol. Open Road Films (Alan Markfield / Open Road Films)
‘The Place Beyond the Pines,’ March 29
When a motorcycle stunt rider commits a robbery to support his infant son, he’s thrust into a conflict with a police officer that will have far-reaching consequences for both their families. With Ryan Gosling, Bradley Cooper, Eva Mendes and Rose Byrne. Written by Derek Cianfrance, Ben Coccio and Darius Marder. Directed by Cianfrance. Focus Features (Atsushi Nishijima / Focus Features)
‘Paradise: Love,’ March TBA
A 50-year-old Austrian mother travels to the beaches of Kenya as a sex tourist. With Margarethe Tiesel, Peter Kazungu and Inge Maux. Written by Ulrich Seidl and Veronika Franz. Directed by Seidl. In German with English subtitles. Strand Releasing (Strand Releasing)
‘The Brass Teapot,’ April 5
A broke twentysomething married couple stumble upon a magic teapot that fills with money when pain is inflicted in its presence. With Juno Temple, Michael Angarano, Alexis Bledel and Alia Shawkat. Written by Tim Macy. Directed by Ramaa Mosley. Magnolia Pictures (Angela Graves / Magnolia Pictures)
‘The Heat,’ April 5
An uptight FBI agent and a foul-mouthed Boston cop join forces to bring down a ruthless drug lord. With Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy. Written by Kate Dippold. Directed by Paul Feig. 20th Century Fox (Gemma La Mana / Fox)
‘Jurassic Park,’ April 5
A new Imax 3-D conversion of the 1993 adventure film about an island theme park inhabited by cloned dinosaurs. With Sam Neill, Laura Dern and Jeff Goldblum. Written by Michael Crichton and David Koepp. Directed by Steven Spielberg. Universal Pictures (Universal)
‘No Place on Earth,’ April 5
A documentary about Esther Stermer, the matriarch of a Jewish family in the Ukraine who led her family into a subterranean cave to hide from the Nazis in 1942 and stayed there for nearly a year and a half. Directed by Janet Tobias. Magnolia Pictures (Magnolia Pictures)
‘Shelter,’ April 5
When a widowed psychiatrist examines a patient with multiple personalities, she discovers that his other personalities are all murder victims and he may be a danger to her and her loved ones. With Julianne Moore and Jonathan Rhys Meyers. Written by Michael Cooney. Directed by Mans Marlind and Bjorn Stein. Radius-TWC (RADiUS)
‘42,’ April 12
A biopic about the legendary ballplayer Jackie Robinson, who broke Major League Baseball’s color barrier when he joined the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947. With Chadwick Boseman, Harrison Ford, Nicole Beharie and Christopher Meloni. Written and directed by Brian Helgeland. Warner Bros. Pictures (D. Stevens / Warner Bros.)
‘The Angels’ Share,’ April 12
A young Glaswegian father and hooligan who is attempting to straighten up decides that a rare malt whiskey may be his ticket out. With Paul Brannigan, John Henshaw and Roger Allam. Written by Paul Laverty. Directed by Ken Loach. IFC Films (Sixteen Films)
‘Oblivion,’ April 12
In the future, decades after humans have evacuated a devastated Earth, one of the last drone repairmen on the planet has a startling encounter that causes him to question the past. With Tom Cruise, Morgan Freeman and Olga Kurylenko. Written by Karl Gajdusek and Michael Debruyn. Directed by Joseph Kosinski. Universal Pictures (David James / Universal Pictures)
‘Scary Movie 5,’ April 12
Two happily married young parents -- a ballet dancer and an ape researcher -- have to grapple with a malevolent supernatural presence in this fifth installment of the horror parody series. With Ashley Tisdale, Simon Rex and Erica Ash. Written by David Zucker and Pat Proft. Directed by Malcolm Lee. Dimension Films (Quantrell D.Colbert / Dimension Films)
‘To the Wonder,’ April 12
An American man and a local beauty fall in love in France, but complications arise soon after the two move to Oklahoma to start a life together. With Ben Affleck, Olga Kurylenko, Rachel McAdams and Javier Bardem. Written and directed by Terrence Malick. Magnolia Pictures (Mary Cybulski / Magnolia Pictures)
‘Stuck in Love,’ April 19
A novelist still pines for his wife three years after she left him for another man, while their collegiate daughter publishes her first book and their teen son (also a writer) gets involved with a troubled girl. With Greg Kinnear, Jennifer Connelly, Lily Collins and Logan Lerman. Written and directed by Josh Boone. Millennium Entertainment (Millennium Entertainment)
‘Mud,’ April 26
Two boys find a fugitive hiding out on an island in the Mississippi River and pledge to help him reunite with his girl and escape. With Matthew McConaughey, Tye Sheridan, Sam Shepard and Reese Witherspoon. Written and directed by Jeff Nichols. Roadside Attractions (Jim Bridges / Cannes Film Festival / EPA)
‘Pain and Gain,’ April 26
Fed up with their lot in life, three Miami bodybuilders hatch a plan to kidnap and extort a wealthy businessman. With Mark Wahlberg, Dwayne Johnson, Anthony Mackie and Tony Shalhoub. Written by Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely. Directed by Michael Bay. Paramount Pictures (Paramount Pictures)
‘Still,’ April 26
As an elderly New Brunswick man, the son of a shipbuilder, tries to build a cottage suitable for his ailing wife, he runs up against local building codes and bureaucratic officials. With James Cromwell, Genevieve Bujold and Rick Roberts. Written and directed by Michael McGowan. Samuel Goldwyn Films (Ken Woroner / Samuel Goldwyn Films)
‘In the Fog,’ April TBA
In the Nazi-occupied Soviet Union, an innocent Russian rail worker is arrested as a saboteur but then freed, leading him to be branded a traitor and captured by partisans. With Vladimir Svirskiy, Vladislav Abashin and Sergei Kolesov. Written and directed by Sergei Loznitsa. In Russian with English subtitles. Strand Releasing (Strand Releasing)
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