Coming Attractions: Week of October 10th

Opening This Week – October 10 –  Several of these features hit the major film festivals before getting picked up for distribution.  Among the highest ranking ones is The Judge with Robert Downey, Jr. and Robert Duvall.  I predict a slew of Oscar noms for this film…My review will be available later this afternoon.

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The Judge (2014)

Certificate R 141 min   –   Drama

Big city lawyer Hank Palmer returns to his childhood home where his father, the town’s judge, is suspected of murder. Hank sets out to discover the truth and, along the way, reconnects with his estranged family.
Director:  David Dobkin
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZBvK6ni97W8

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Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day (2014)

Certificate PG 81 min   –   Comedy | Family

Alexander’s day begins with gum stuck in his hair, followed by more calamities. Though he finds little sympathy from his family and begins to wonder if bad things only happen to him, his mom, dad, brother, and sister all find themselves living through their own terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day.
Director:  Miguel Arteta
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z_dideF5qvk

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Dracula Untold (2014)

Certificate PG-13 92 min   –   Action | Drama | Fantasy | Horror | War

Facing threats to his kingdom and his family, Vlad Tepes makes a deal with dangerous supernatural forces – whilst trying to avoid succumbing to the darkness himself.
Director:  Gary Shore
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_2aWqecTTuE
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Addicted (2014)

Certificate R 105 min   –   Drama | Thriller

A gallerist risks her family and flourishing career when she enters into an affair with a talented painter and slowly loses control of her life.
Director:  Bille Woodruff
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZdZ0lUxunbA

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Whiplash (2014) – [Limited]

Certificate R 106 min   –   Drama | Music

A promising young drummer enrolls at a cutthroat music conservatory where his dreams of greatness are mentored by an instructor who will stop at nothing to realize a student’s potential.
Director:  Damien Chazelle
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7d_jQycdQGo
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St. Vincent (2014) – [Limited]

Certificate PG-13 103 min   –   Comedy

A young boy whose parents just divorced finds an unlikely friend and mentor in the misanthropic, bawdy, hedonistic, war veteran who lives next door.
Director:   Theodore Melfi
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9dP5lJnJHXg
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Kill the Messenger (2014) – [Limited]

Certificate R 112 min   –   Biography | Crime | Drama | Mystery | Thriller

Metascore: 60/100 (33 reviews)
A reporter becomes the target of a vicious smear campaign that drives him to the point of suicide after he exposes the CIA’s role in arming Contra rebels in Nicaragua and importing cocaine into California. Based on the true story of journalist Gary Webb.
Director:  Michael Cuesta
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VW4XO-52ubE

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One Chance (2013) – [Limited]

Certificate PG-13 103 min   –   Biography | Comedy | Drama | Music

The true story of Paul Potts, a shy, bullied shop assistant by day and an amateur opera singer by night who became a phenomenon after being chosen for — and ultimately winning — Britain’s Got Talent (2007).
Director:  David Frankel
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1wtq5hN2eOE

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I Am Ali (2014) – [Limited]

Certificate PG 111 min   –   Documentary | Biography | Sport

Unprecedented access to Muhammad Ali’s personal archive of “audio journals” as well as interviews and testimonials from his inner circle of family and friends are used to tell the legend’s life story.
Director:Clare Lewins
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lFxQFxaX7CM

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Dead Snow 2: Red vs. Dead (2014) – [Limited]

Certificate R 100 min   –   Action | Comedy | Horror

If the worst day of your life consisted of accidentally killing your girlfriend with an axe, chain-sawing your own arm off, and watching in horror as your closest friends were devoured by a zombified Nazi battalion, you’d have to assume that things couldn’t get much worse. In Martin’s case, that was only the beginning.
Director:  Tommy Wirkola
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n4FoV9iiLmI

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The Overnighters (2014) – [Limited]

Certificate PG-13 90 min   –   Documentary | Drama

Broken, desperate men chase their dreams and run from their demons in the North Dakota oil fields. A local Pastor risks everything to help them.
Director: Jesse Moss
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n_50-lKvqF4

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The Devil’s Hand (2014) – [Limited]

Certificate PG-13 86 min   –   Thriller

When young girls start to go missing within a religious cult, older followers fear a long-told prophecy while the younger members suspect abusive elders are killing them off.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uigIV1ALQYQ

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