Nymphomaniac

Nymphomaniac

Nymphomaniac tell the story of one woman’s wild adventures from birth to age 50. When Seligman (Stellan Skarsgard) finds Joe (Charlotte Gainsbourg) beaten and abandoned in an alleyway, he brings her home and tends to her wounds. While he takes care of her, Joe begins to recount her life story, in great detail and with many branching associations. A self-described nymphomaniac, Joe has had a wild life indeed, filled with adventure, pleasure, and pain.

Nymphomaniac

Following Antichrist and Melancholia, Nymphomaniac forms the final part of Lars von Trier’s “trilogy of depression.” “The movie is what you think it is,” explains actor Shia LeBeouf. “There’s a disclaimer at the top of the script that basically says we’re doing it for real.” Featuring unsimulated sex acts and other stunts, Nymphomaniac pushes the envelope of what’s accepted in modern cinema.

Nymphomaniac

Nymphomaniac

Written and directed by Lars von Trier, Nymphomaniac will be released later in 2013 (exact date to be announced. This Magnolia Pictures drama also stars Stacy Martin, Jamie Bell, Christian Slater, Uma Thurman, Willem Dafoe, Connie Nielsen, Mia Goth, Udo Kier, Jean-Marc Barr, Caroline Goodall, Kate Ashfield, Saskia Reeves, Sophie Kennedy Clark, Hugo Speer, Felicity Gilbert, Michaël Pas, Jesper Christensen, Jens Albinus, Nicolas Bro, Cyron Melville, Shanti Roney, Omar Shargawi, Tania Carlin, Severin von Hoensbroech, and Peter Gilbert Cotton.

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What Maisie Knew

What Maisie Knew

Divorce can be an ugly thing, especially for a child caught in the middle. In What Maisie Knew, one young girl navigates her parents’ bitter custody battle with innocence and charm. This contemporary version of Henry James’ classic novel highlights the toll that divorce and neglect can take on a child—and the life-affirming grace that a child can bring to a parent.

What Maisie Knew

Six-year-old Maisie (Onata Aprile) is caught between a rock and a hard place. Neither her father, aging rock star Beale (Steve Coogan), nor her mother, contemporary art dealer Susanna (Julianne Moore), have ever cared about her well-being. Their custody battle is just one more fight for superiority in a divorce that has become a clash of wills. As Beale and Susanna raise the stakes for their daughter, Maisie must find a way to coexist or risk losing a parent. Lauded as giving “the most remarkable performance ever seen by a child this age,” Maisie shows that there’s light in even the darkest of situations.

What Maisie Knew

Written for the screen by Nancy Doyle and Carroll Cartwright, and directed by Scott McGehee and David Siegel, What Maisie Knew will see a limited theatrical release in New York  and Los Angeles on May 3, 2013 and May 17, 2013 respectively. This Millennium Films drama also stars Alexander Skarsgard and Joanna Vanderham. Rated R for some language.

 

A Green Story

A Green Story

Dying is a funny thing. Most people hurry through life in a headlong rush against death, but only on death’s doorstep are we forced to reflect upon what we’ve been doing. In A Green Story, aging business mogul Van Vlahakis (Ed O’Ross) contemplates his rise to riches and future legacy when he is diagnosed with cancer.

A Green Story

Fifty years ago, Van (born Eftichios) left his native Greece for America, with only 22 dollars and a dream to his name. Hoping to carve a better life for his family in the land of free enterprise, Van founded Earth Friendly Products, a company that manufactures environmentally-friendly cleaning products. Over time, Van’s company grew to become a top U.S. giant. As Van reflects on his early life (played by George Finn), he realizes how much he helped himself and, through his company, thousands of others to achieve their dreams.

A Green Story

A Green Story is an uplifting tale of self-improvement and the success of the American dream. Reflecting on all the good he’s done, Van decides to push himself one last time to close a massive deal that will cement his company’s global success.

A Green Story

Written and directed by Nika Agiashvili, A Green Story will be released into theaters on May 24, 2013. This Indican Pictures drama also stars Shannon Elizabeth, Annabella Sciorra, Malcolm McDowell, Roger Bart, Alexis Georgoulis, and Billy Zane.

Before Midnight

Before Midnight

Before Midnight is the third installment in Richard Linklater’s acclaimed “Before” series. In Before Sunrise, Jesse (Ethan Hawke) and Selene (Julie Delpy) meet on a train in Europe and spend one romantic evening together in Vienna. Nine years later in Before Sunset, the two run into one another on the French leg of Jesse’s book tour. Now, in Before Midnight, almost two decades after their first fateful meeting in Vienna, Selene and Jesse find each other in Greece and spend another enchanted day together.

Before Midnight

By now, Selene and Jesse are in their early 40s. So many things have changed since they first met, and yet so many things have stayed the same. Richard Linklater’s idiosyncratic series explores adulthood in a way that no other movie has attempted, examining three snapshots in time filmed contemporaneously nine years apart. Selene and Jesse may be separated by years and continents, but a single meeting can hold a world of depth.

Before Midnight

Before Midnight

Written by Academy Award nominees Richard Linklater, Julie Delpy, and Ethan Hawke, and directed by Richard Linklater, Before Midnight will see a limited theatrical release in LA and NY on May 24, 2013. This Sony Pictures Classics drama also stars Seamus Davey-Fitzpatrick, Ariane Labed, Athina Rachel Tsangari, Xenia Kalogeropoulou, Walter Lassally, Yannis Papadopoulos. Rated R for sexual content/nudity and language.

Paranoia

Paranoia

In the business world, there’s no such thing as a free lunch. Based on a 2004 novel of the same name, Paranoia follows Adam Cassidy (Liam Hemsworth), a likable entry-level worker at the Wyatt Corporation, as he tries to work his way up the corporate ladder. The conventional method is cut short, however, after Adam makes an expensive and illegal mistake that costs the company millions. Facing potential legal repercussions, Adam fears his career is at an end. However, the Wyatt Corporation’s ruthless CEO, Nicholas Wyatt (Gary Oldman), sees an opportunity in Adam’s misfortune. In exchange for keeping his job, Adam must spy on Wyatt’s chief corporate rival—and former mentor—Jock Goddard (Harrison Ford).
Paranoia

Suddenly Adam finds himself living the life of his dreams. In order to spy on the top executives of Goddard’s corporation, Adam needs to blend in. This means a corner office, an expensive car, the whole nine yards. But despite having all the trappings of power, Adam finds that Wyatt still pulls all the strings. As Adam infiltrates deeper into Goddard’s organization, he realizes that he must escape from Wyatt’s control before it’s too late.

Paranoia

Written by Barry Levy and Jason Dean Hall and directed by Robert Luketic, Paranoia will be released on August 16, 2013. This Relativity Media thriller also stars Lucas Till, Amber Heard, Embeth Davidtz, Julian McMahon, Richard Dreyfuss, and Josh Holloway.

 

Into the White

Into the White

In a time of war, the greatest challenge is just staying alive. Into the White follows the story of five soldiers—three German, two British—whose planes were shot down over a remote stretch of the harsh Norwegian north. Inspired by real events, this World War II biopic explores how politics and nationalism can be swept aside in the name of survival.

Into the White

The Germans (David Cross, Stig Henrik Hoff, and Florian Lukas) crash land first and quickly set up camp in an abandoned hunting cabin they find nearby. It isn’t long before the British crew (Rupert Grint, Lachlan Nieboer) stumble upon the cabin and are taken as prisoners of war. However, the roles of captor and captive aren’t so clear cut. As tensions fly, the five men realize that the only way to survive is to set aside their differences and work together. Thus begins an uneasy truce to last through the winter and return to the war. But as time passes, each of them comes to see their enemies in a new light.

Into the White

Written by Ole Meldgaard, Petter Næss, and Dave Mango, and directed by Petter Næss, Into the White was released into limited theaters on April 12, 2013. This Magnolia Pictures drama is rated R for language.

The Kings of Summer

The Kings of Summer

In The Kings of Summer, three teens fed up with their parents set out to live on their own for a summer. Along the way, they test the bonds of their friendship and learn that family—whether born or created—is everything.

The Kings of Summer

Having had enough of his parents’ draconian rule, Joe (Nick Robinson) decides to run away for the summer—but responsibly. Together with his best friend Patrick (Gabriel Basso) and an eccentric wild card named Biaggio (Moises Arias), Joe begins building a summer cabin in the woods, as far away from adult civilization as possible. The trio hope to live off the land for the summer in an ultimate act of rebellion, but they soon realize that supporting oneself and getting along with a new “family” takes a lot more effort than they expected.

The Kings of Summer

The Kings of Summer is a heartwarming coming-of-age story about three friends’ struggle for independence and self-sufficiency. Garnering rave reviews at the Sundance Film Festival, the film explores what it means to be an individual…and what it means to be part of a family.

Written by Chris Galletta and directed by Jordan Vogt-Roberts, The Kings of Summer will see a limited theatrical release on May 13, 2013. This CBS Films comedy also stars Nick Offerman, Megan Mullally, Alison Brie, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Erin Moriarty, Marc Evan Jackson, Thomas Middleditch, and Tony Hale.