Captain Phillips (2013)
Action | Adventure | Biography
Director: Paul Greengrass
Actors: Tom Hanks Catherine Keener Max Martini Angus MacInnes Louis Mahoney David Webber Rey Hernandez Mark Holden Omar Berdouni San Shella Georgia Goodman John Patrick Barry Roger Edwards Max Wrottesley Maria Dizzia
Captain Phillips is a multi-layered examination of the 2009 hijacking of the U.S. container ship Maersk Alabama by a crew of Somali pirates. It is - through director Paul Greengrass's distinctive lens - simultaneously a pulse-pounding thriller, and a complex portrait of the myriad effects of globalization. The film focuses on the relationship between the Alabama's commanding officer, Captain Richard Phillips (two time Academy award®-winner Tom Hanks), and the Somali pirate captain, Muse (Barkhad Abdi), who takes him hostage. Phillips and Muse are set on an unstoppable collision course when Muse and his crew target Phillips' unarmed ship; in the ensuing standoff, 145 miles off the Somali coast, both men will findthemselves at the mercy of forces beyond their control.
(source: Written by Sony Pictures Entertainment - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1535109/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1)
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108 min - Animation | Adventure | Comedy
Director: Chris Buck
Actors: Kristen Bell Idina Menzel Jonathan Groff Josh Gad
Anna, a fearless optimist, sets off on an epic journey - teaming up with rugged mountain man Kristoff and his loyal reindeer Sven - to find her sister Elsa, whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom of Arendelle in eternal winter. Encountering Everest-like conditions, mystical trolls and a hilarious snowman named Olaf, Anna and Kristoff battle the elements in a race to save the kingdom. From the outside Anna's sister, Elsa looks poised, regal and reserved, but in reality, she lives in fear as she wrestles with a mighty secret-she was born with the power to create ice and snow. It's a beautiful ability, but also extremely dangerous. Haunted by the moment her magic nearly killed her younger sister Anna, Elsa has isolated herself, spending every waking minute trying to suppress her growing powers. Her mounting emotions trigger the magic, accidentally setting off an eternal winter that she can't stop. She fears she's becoming a monster and that no one, not even her sister, can help her.
(source: Written by DeAlan Wilson for ComedyE.com - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2294629/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1)
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Free Birds (2013)
91 min - Animation | Comedy
Director: Jimmy Hayward
Actors: Woody Harrelson Owen Wilson Colm Meaney Amy Poehler Dan Fogler George Takei Lesley Nicol James Pasierbowicz David S. Lee
After years of fruitless warning of his farmyard brethren of the coming Thanksgiving doom, Reggie the Turkey finds himself spared as the annual Pardoned Turkey. However, Reggie's easy life is disrupted by Jake, a fanatic turkey who drags him along with the insane idea of going back in time to make sure turkeys are not part of the first Thanksgiving. Through foolhardiness and luck, the pair manage to take an experiment time machine to do just that. Now in 1621 at the Plymouth colony, Reggie and Jake find themselves in the middle of a turkey clan's struggle for survival. In doing so, their preconceptions of the world and themselves are challenged forever in a conflict from which the world will never be the same.
(source: Written by Kenneth Chisholm - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1621039/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1)
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Ender's Game (2013)
114 min - Action | Adventure | Sci-Fi
Director: Gavin Hood
Actors: Harrison Ford Hailee Steinfeld Ben Kingsley Viola Davis Chase Walker Han Soto Aramis Knight Moises Arias Ty Parker Schuette Wendy Miklovic Nonso Anozie Abigail Breslin Asa Butterfield Brandon Soo Hoo Malik Peters
The Earth was ravaged by the Formics, an alien race seemingly determined to destroy humanity. Seventy years later, the people of Earth remain banded together to prevent their own annihilation from this technologically superior alien species. Ender Wiggin, a quiet but brilliant boy, may become the savior of the human race. He is separated from his beloved sister and his terrifying brother and brought to battle school in orbit around earth. He will be tested and honed into an empathetic killer who begins to despise what he does as he learns to fight in hopes of saving Earth and his family.
(source: Written by CrystalSinger45, Jesse Daniels, strouda56 - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1731141/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1)
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The Family (2013)
111 min - Comedy | Crime | Thriller
Director: Luc Besson
Actors: Robert De Niro Michelle Pfeiffer Tommy Lee Jones Dianna Agron Chloé Oliver Stan Carp Laurent Claret Steven Randazzo Paulette Frantz Marie Guillard Moussa Maaskri Gino Cafarelli Cortez Nance Tonio Descanvelle Peter Hudson
A mafia boss and his family are relocated to a sleepy town in France under the witness protection program after snitching on the mob. Despite the best efforts of CIA Agent Stansfield (Tommy Lee Jones) to keep them in line, Fred Manzoni (Robert De Niro), his wife Maggie (Michelle Pfeiffer) and their children Belle (Dianna Agron) and Warren (John D'Leo) can't help but revert to old habits and blow their cover by handling their problems the "family" way, enabling their former mafia cronies to track them down. Chaos ensues as old scores are settled in the unlikeliest of settings in this darkly funny film by Luc Besson (Taken, Transporter).
(source: Written by Minoesch - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2404311/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1)
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12 Years a Slave (2013)
134 min - Biography | Drama | History
Director: Steve McQueen
Actors: Brad Pitt Michael Fassbender Sarah Paulson Benedict Cumberbatch Paul Giamatti Scoot McNairy Alfre Woodard Garret Dillahunt Marcus Lyle Brown Cynthia LeBlanc Elton LeBlanc Chaz Smith Emily D. Haley Wayne Pére Ritchie Montgomery
Based on an incredible true story of one man's fight for survival and freedom. In the pre-Civil War United States, Solomon Northup (Chiwetel Ejiofor), a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery. Facing cruelty (personified by a malevolent slave owner, portrayed by Michael Fassbender), as well as unexpected kindnesses, Solomon struggles not only to stay alive, but to retain his dignity. In the twelfth year of his unforgettable odyssey, Solomon's chance meeting with a Canadian abolitionist (Brad Pitt) will forever alter his life.
(source: Written by Fox Searchlight - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2024544/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1)
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