Mason, Dennis and Gabe have worked at the Stanton Family Cinemas for longer than they want to remember, but long enough that they don’t want to leave. Combine these three aimless men with a bevy of crazy moviegoers and a ton of popcorn buttered up with personal triumph and self-realization, and you have a tight, classically funny film sure to make the Grinch smile before Christmas.
As the Cold War froze over for good in the mid-1990s, Tom Clancy’s hyper-popular technothriller novels began to lose steam in the marketplace. But the stream of movie adaptations of those novels, which began in 1989 with the THE HUNT FOR RED OCTOBER, didn’t—thanks in part to Harrison Ford’s defining performances as the inimitable and crotchety history professor, canary trap inventor and reluctant CIA Deputy Director Jack Ryan.
Yes, San Diego Comic-Con International is a giant nerd fest full of Star Trek-loving comic book geeks and World of Warcraft lifers. But underneath the pointy ears and slave-Leia costumes are passionate people who are looking for kindred spirits, money, and love. SUPER SIZE ME director Morgan Spurlock gently pulls back the latex layer of judgment and shows the humanity embedded in the mass of fantastic humanity that is Comic-Con.
Counter girl Becky is accused of stealing money from a purse by her boss, Sandra, and the police detain the teenage underling—a choice that begins a nightmare that tragically blurs the lines between expedience and prudence, legality and reason. Delving into the complex psychology of the real-life story under its sensationalized surface, COMPLIANCE proves that sometimes truth really is stranger than fiction.
Ida, a feisty and rebellious girl, dreams of finding her father, a rodeo athlete. She becomes fascinated by a team of young female rodeo riders headed by former rodeo star Terrance Parker (James Cromwell), who takes her in to the troupe. With strong Texas ties in its cast and crew, COWGIRLS N’ ANGELS is a dusty but sweet romp full of fun and adventure for the whole family.
On a wintry day in Denver, Beth (Diane Keaton) saves a bedraggled dog from the side of the freeway, and she forms a special bond with the pooch. But when self-absorbed husband Joseph (Kevin Kline) loses the dog at a wedding, the distraught Beth enlists the help of guests and a mysterious young woman in a frantic search for the pooch. DARLING COMPANION is an entertaining continuation of Lawrence Kasdan’s tradition of producing movies with pristine dialogue between flawed but forgivable characters.
Diana Vreeland, former editor of Harpers Bazaar and Vogue, was a legend in America’s history of fashion and style, responsible for ntroducing trends such as blue jeans and the bikini. DIANA VREELAND: THE EYE HAS TO TRAVEL tells her amazing stories with grace and excitement, showcasing her honest, eloquent and often exaggerated personality in the most mesmerizing way. It is a must-see documentary for any lover of style, fashion and life.
DIRTY ENERGY documents the personal trials of citizens directly affected by the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster as they attempt to rebuild their lives amid economic and environmental trauma, as well as the long-term health risks they now face. As an important ongoing story long forgotten in the mainstream news cycle, director Bryan Hopkins reminds us that the people of the Gulf Coast are survivors many generations over and will fight to overcome, but it will be extraordinarily difficult and they need our help.