Rating: PG (for thematic elements involving perilous situations, and for some nudity, language, brief drug references and smoking)
The Walk is the true story of a young dreamer, Philippe Petit, and a band of unlikely recruits who together achieve the impossible: an illegal wire walk in the immense void between the World Trade Center towers. With little more than nerve and blind ambition, Petit and his ragtag crew overcome daunting physical obstacles, betrayals, countless close calls and overwhelming odds to beat the system and execute their mad plan.
In the high-stakes pursuit of big-wall climbing, the Shark's Fin on Mount Meru may be the ultimate prize. Sitting 21,000 feet above the sacred Ganges River in Northern India, the mountain's perversely stacked obstacles make it both a nightmare and an irresistible calling for some of the world's toughest climbers. In October 2008, renowned alpinists Conrad Anker, Jimmy Chin and Renan Ozturk arrived in India to tackle Meru. Their planned seven-day trip quickly declined into a 20-day odyssey in sub-zero temperatures with depleting food rations. Despite making it to within 100 meters of the elusive summit, their journey, like everyone before them, was not a successful one. Heartbroken and defeated, the trio returned to their everyday lives, where the siren song of Meru continued to beckon. By September 2011, Anker had convinced his two lifelong friends to undertake the Shark's Fin once more, under even more extraordinary circumstances than their first attempt. Meru is the story of that journey, an expedition through nature's harshest elements and one's complicated inner demons, and ultimately on to impossible new heights.
Mark Ruffalo gives a complex performance as a man who suffers from bipolar disorder. After a breakdown forces him to leave his family and move into a halfway house, he attempts to rebuild his relationship with his two daughters and win back the trust of his wife. When his wife goes to business school he is called upon to take over the day-to-day care of the kids resulting in a series of quirky, funny, sometimes frightening episodes.
Rating: R (for sexual content/nudity and language)
In 1968, television news changed forever. Dead last in the ratings, ABC hired two towering intellectuals (William F. Buckley, Jr. and Gore Vidal) to debate each other during the Democratic and Republican conventions. What developed was unlike anything TV had ever seen as the pundits exchanged personal insults and battled in highbrow blood sport over their opposing political positions. Smart. Fascinating. Funny.
Led by a masterful performance by Timothy Spall and brilliantly directed by Mike Leigh, Mr. Turner explores the last quarter century of the great, if eccentric, British painter J.M.W. Turner (1175-1851). Mesmerizing.
Rating: R (for war violence including some disturbing images)
In 1915, an Australian father travels to Turkey after the Battle of Gallipoli to try to locate his three missing sons. The Winner of the Australian Academy Award for Best Picture is inspired by true events and directed by Russell Crowe.
Rating: PG (for fantasy action violence, language and some thematic material)
Genre: Fantasy, Action/Adventure
The story of an orphan who is spirited away to the magical Neverland. There, he finds both fun and dangers, and ultimately discovers his destiny -- to become the hero who will be forever known as Peter Pan.
Rating: PG-13 (for some strong language, injury images, and brief nudity)
Genre: Action & Adventure, Sci Fi
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.
Rating: PG (some scary images, action and rude humor)
Genre: Animated Family Comedy
The Drac pack is back for an all-new monster comedy adventure! Everything seems to be changing for the better at Hotel Transylvania... Dracula’s rigid monster-only hotel policy has finally relaxed, opening up its doors to human guests. But behind closed coffins, Drac is worried that his adorable half-human, half-vampire grandson, Dennis, isn’t showing signs of being a vampire. So while Mavis is busy visiting her human in-laws with Johnny – and in for a major cultural shock of her own – “Vampa” Drac enlists his friends Frank, Murray, Wayne and Griffin to put Dennis through a “monster-in-training” boot camp. But little do they know that Drac’s grumpy and very old, old, old school dad Vlad is about to pay a family visit to the hotel. And when Vlad finds out that his great-grandson is not a pure blood – and humans are now welcome at Hotel Transylvania – things are going to get batty!
Rating: PG-13 (for intense peril and disturbing images)
Genre: Action/Adventure, Drama
Inspired by the incredible events surrounding a treacherous attempt to reach the summit of the world's highest mountain in 1996, Everest documents the awe-inspiring journey of two different expeditions challenged beyond their limits by one of the fiercest snowstorms ever encountered by mankind. Their mettle tested by the harshest of elements found on the planet, the climbers will face nearly impossible obstacles as a lifelong obsession becomes a breathtaking struggle for survival.
Rating: PG-13 (for some suggestive content and brief strong language)
Robert De Niro plays Ben Whittaker, a 70-year-old widower who has discovered that retirement isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. Seizing an opportunity to get back in the game, he becomes a senior intern at an online fashion site, founded and run by Jules Ostin (Anne Hathaway).