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The Muppets *Outdoor Screening*

  • Saturday, May 12th, 9:00 pm, Bald Spot

Your childhood! Come reminisce.

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The Muppets is a 2011 American musical comedy film, the first Muppets theatrical release in 12 years.

In the film, Walter (performed by Peter Linz), the world's biggest Muppet fan, and his brother Gary, (Jason Segel) and brother's girlfriend Mary (Amy Adams) must raise $10 million to save the Muppet Theater from Tex Richman (Chris Cooper), a businessman who plans to demolish the studio to drill for oil.

The Muppets is directed by James Bobin, written by Segel and Nicholas Stoller, produced by Segel, Martin Baker, David Furnish, David Hoberman, Todd Lieberman, and John Scotti, and features Bret McKenzie as the music supervisor.

The film is distributed by Walt Disney Pictures and was released in North America on November 23, 2011, to broad critical acclaim and commercial success. It was released in the United Kingdom on February 10, 2012. The Muppets was first announced in March 2008 and production started in September 2010. The film premiered at the 2011 Savannah Film Festival. The film won an Academy Award for Best Original Song for the song "Man or Muppet" written by Bret McKenzie.

It is the highest-grossing Muppet film to date, followed by The Muppet Movie, the most acclaimed installment in the series, and the only Muppet film to win an Academy Award ("Man or Muppet" for Best Original Song).

Movie Bus

  • , Lakeville Theatres 21
  • Friday, May 18th, 8:00 pm, Lakeville 21
  • Friday, September 28th, 6:00 pm, Lakeville Theatre 21
  • Friday, October 12th, 5:45 pm, Lagoon Cinema in Uptown
  • Friday, November 9th, 6:00 pm, Lakeville 21
  • Saturday, January 12th, 6:00 pm, Lakeville 21
  • Friday, February 8th, 6:00 pm, Lakeville 21
  • Friday, May 10th, 6:00 pm, Lakeville 21
  • Saturday, May 18th, 5:50 pm, Lakeville 21
  • Friday, November 1st, 8:00 pm, Lakeville Movie Theater
  • Friday, November 15th, 8:00 pm, Lakeville Theater
  • Friday, January 31st, 6:00 pm, Lakeville Movie Theater
  • Friday, February 14th, 6:00 pm, Lakeville Movie Theater
  • Friday, May 9th, 6:00 pm, Lakeville Movie Theater
  • Friday, January 23rd, 6:00 pm, Willis Hall

Sign up on the Student Activities website for a spot on the SUMO Movie Bus to Lakeville Cinemas! Transportation and tickets are free*. Sign-ups are here: https://apps.carleton.edu/campus/campact/ 

*Recent releases may cost $3-5.

John Q - Collaboration with EthIC

  • Friday, April 13th, 8:00 pm, Weitz Cinema
  • Friday, April 13th, 11:00 pm, Weitz Cinema
  • Saturday, April 14th, 11:00 pm, Weitz Cinema

Come watch this thrilling movie focused on this term's "Question": "Is access to healthcare a human right?" Plus it's Denzel. I'mjussayin.

John Q

John Q is a 2002 American film directed by Nick Cassavetes. The film follows John Quincy Archibald (Denzel Washington), a father and husband whose son is diagnosed with an enlarged heart and then finds out he cannot receive a transplant because HMO insurance will not cover it. Therefore, he decides to take a hospital full of patients hostage until the hospital puts his son's name on the recipient's list.

The film also stars Robert Duvall, Anne Heche, James Woods, Ray Liotta and Eddie Griffin, among others. The film was shot in Toronto, Hamilton, Ontario (ballpark scenes), and Canmore, Alberta, although the story takes place in Chicago.

Midnight in Paris

  • Friday, April 20th, 8:00 pm, Weitz Cinema
  • Friday, April 20th, 11:00 pm, Weitz Cinema
  • Saturday, April 21st, 11:00 pm, Weitz Cinema

It has Woody Allen, Rachel McAdam, and that one guy with the crooked nose. Reason enough? I think so.

Midnight in Paris

Midnight in Paris is a 2011 romantic comedy fantasy film written and directed by Woody Allen. The plot centers on a small group of Americans visiting the French capital for business and pleasure. The protagonist, a screenwriter, is forced to confront the shortcomings of his relationship with his fiancée and their divergent goals due to his magical experiences in the city beginning each night at midnight. The movie explores themes of nostalgia and modernism.

Produced by Spanish group Mediapro and Allen's Gravier Productions, the film stars Owen Wilson, Rachel McAdams, Marion Cotillard, Kathy Bates, Carla Bruni, Adrien Brody and Michael Sheen. It premiered at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival and was released in North America in May 2011. The film opened to widespread critical acclaim and has commonly been cited as one of Allen's best films in recent years. In 2012, the film won both the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay and the Golden Globe Awards for Best Screenplay; and was nominated for three other Academy Awards: Best Picture, Best Direction, and Best Art Direction.

Drive

  • Friday, May 4th, 8:00 pm, Weitz Cinema
  • Friday, May 4th, 11:00 pm, Weitz Cinema
  • Saturday, May 5th, 11:00 pm, Weitz Cinema

Brooding Ryan Gosling looking attractive driving a car and killing people. Yay!

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Drive is a 2011 American crime thriller romance film directed by Danish director Nicolas Winding Refn, starring Ryan Gosling, Carey Mulligan, Bryan Cranston, and Albert Brooks. Although Drive shares several characteristics with the similarly-named 1978 Walter Hill car-chase film, The Driver, it is actually adapted from the 2005 James Sallis novel of the same name, with a screenplay by Hossein Amini.

Like the book, the film is about a Hollywood stunt performer (played by Gosling) who moonlights as a getaway driver. Prior to its September 2011 release, it had been shown at a number of film festivals. At the 2011 Cannes Film Festival, Drive was praised and received a standing ovation. Winding Refn won the festival's Best Director Award for the film. Reviews from critics have been positive, with many drawing comparisons to work from previous eras. Praise has also been given to Gosling's and Brooks' performances. Winding Refn has said the film was influenced by Halloween and The Transporter, and that it was a tribute to Taxi Driver and the films of Alejandro Jodorowsky. The film achieved a moderate success at the box office and has since gained a large cult following.

Hugo

  • Friday, May 25th, 8:00 pm, Weitz Cinema
  • Friday, May 25th, 11:00 pm, Weitz Cinema

I hear this movie is magical. And makes you have warm fuzzies. Perfect for 9th week!

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Hugo is a 2011 American 3D adventure drama film based on Brian Selznick's novel The Invention of Hugo Cabret about a boy who lives alone in a Paris railway station. It is directed by Martin Scorsese and written by John Logan. It is a co-production of Graham King's GK Films and Johnny Depp's Infinitum Nihil. The film stars Asa Butterfield, Chloë Grace Moretz, Ben Kingsley, Sacha Baron Cohen, Ray Winstone, Emily Mortimer, Jude Law and Christopher Lee.

Hugo is Scorsese's first film shot in 3D, of which the filmmaker remarked: "I found 3D to be really interesting, because the actors were more upfront emotionally. Their slightest move, their slightest intention is picked up much more precisely." The film was distributed by Paramount Pictures and released in the U.S. on 23 November 2011.

The film received enormously positive reviews, with many critics praising the visuals, acting and direction. Some critics called it the best 3D visual event of the decade. At the 84th Academy Awards, Hugo received five Oscars—for Best Cinematography, Best Art Direction, Best Visual Effects, Best Sound Mixing, and Best Sound Editing—and its 11 total nominations (including Best Picture) was the most for the evening. Hugo also won two BAFTAs and was nominated for three Golden Globe Awards, earning Scorsese his third Golden Globe Award for Best Director.

Race to Nowhere:The Dark Side of America's Achievement Culture

  • Saturday, May 26th, 11:00 pm, Weitz Cinema

In collaboration with SFER: (Students for Education Reform) A must for those interested in American education policy/teaching!

Race to Nowhere

Featuring the heartbreaking stories of young people across the country who have been pushed to the brink, educators who are burned out and worried that students aren’t developing the skills they need, and parents who are trying to do what’s best for their kids, Race to Nowhere points to the silent epidemic in our schools: cheating has become commonplace, students have become disengaged, stress-related illness, depression and burnout are rampant, and young people arrive at college and the workplace unprepared and uninspired.

"Race to Nowhere" is a call to mobilize families, educators, and policy makers to challenge current assumptions on how to best prepare the youth of America to become healthy, bright, contributing and leading citizens.

In a grassroots sensation already feeding a groundswell for change, hundreds of theaters, schools and organizations nationwide are hosting community screenings of the film nationwide. Tens of thousands of people are coming together, using the film as the centerpiece for raising awareness, radically changing the national dialogue on education and galvanizing change.

 

The Artist

  • Friday, April 27th, 8:00 pm, Weitz Cinema
  • Friday, April 27th, 11:00 pm, Weitz Cinema
  • Sunday, April 29th, 11:00 pm, Weitz Cinema

It's black and white and silent. BUT it also got Best Picture. Intriguing enough to see it? YES.

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The Artist is a 2011 French romantic comedy drama in the style of a black-and-white silent film written and directed by Michel Hazanavicius, starring Jean Dujardin and Bérénice Bejo. The story takes place in Hollywood, between 1927 and 1932, and focuses on the relationship of an older silent film star and a rising young actress, as silent cinema falls out of fashion and is replaced by the talkies.

The Artist received near-universal acclaim from critics and won many accolades. Dujardin won the Best Actor Award at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival, where the film premiered. The film was nominated for six Golden Globes, the most of any 2011 film, and won three; Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy, Best Original Score, and Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy for Dujardin. In January 2012 the film was nominated for twelve BAFTAs, also the most of any film from 2011, and won seven, the most wins of the night, including Best Film, Best Director and Best Original Screenplay for Hazanavicius, and Best Actor for Dujardin.

It was nominated for ten Academy Awards and won five, including Best Picture, Best Director for Hazanavicius, and Best Actor for Dujardin, who was the first French actor ever to win. It was the first French film to ever win Best Picture, the first mainly silent film to win since 1927's Wings (the first recipient of the Best Picture Award, in 1929), the first film presented in the 4:3 aspect ratio to win since 1955's Marty, the first black-and-white film to win since 1993's Schindler's List, and the first non-R-rated film to win since 2004's Million Dollar Baby.

In France, it was nominated for ten César Awards, winning six, including Best Film, Best Director for Hazanavicius and Best Actress for Bejo. The Artist became the most awarded French film in history.

Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

  • Saturday, April 28th, 11:00 pm, Weitz Cinema
  • Sunday, April 29th, 8:00 pm, Weitz Cinema

In collaboration with Culinary House! But Culinary House will only provide treats before the Saturday screening at 11pm.

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Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory is a 1971 musical film adaptation of the 1964 novel Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl, directed by Mel Stuart, and starring Gene Wilder as Willy Wonka. The film tells the story of Charlie Bucket as he receives a golden ticket and visits Willy Wonka's chocolate factory with four other children from around the world. Filming took place in Munich in 1970, and the film was released on June 30, 1971. It received positive reviews, but it was a box office disappointment despite the fact that it was able to recoup its budget. However, it developed into a cult film due to its repeated television airings and home video sales. In 1972, the film received an Academy Award nomination for Best Original Score.

Outdoor Movie: The Hunger Games

  • Saturday, September 15th, 9:00 pm, Bald Spot (Rain Location, Weitz Cinema)

Recently released, “The Hunger Games” is based on one of the bestselling novels of 2012; the futuristic, action-packed adventure about an underdog’s fight for her life in a utopian society is a fantastic way to spend your Saturday night on campus, prizes and snacks included. Brought to you by the Carleton Student Association and SUMO. Rain Location: Weitz Cinema

The Avengers

  • Friday, September 21st, 8:30 pm, Weitz Cinema
  • Friday, September 21st, 11:30 pm, Weitz Cinema
  • Saturday, September 22nd, 8:30 pm, Weitz Cinema
  • Saturday, September 22nd, 11:30 pm, Weitz Cinema

ASSEMBLE!

The Avengers

Marvel's The Avengers (classified under the name Marvel Avengers Assemble in the UK and Ireland) is a 2012 American superhero film produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Pictures, based on the Marvel Comics superhero team of the same name. It is the sixth installment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The film is scripted and directed by Joss Whedon and features an ensemble cast that includes Robert Downey, Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Tom Hiddleston, Clark Gregg, Cobie Smulders, Stellan Skarsgård and Samuel L. Jackson. In The Avengers, Nick Fury, director of the peacekeeping organization S.H.I.E.L.D., recruits Iron Man, Captain America, the Hulk, and Thor to form a team that must stop Thor's adoptive brother Loki from subjugating Earth. 

The Avengers premiered on April 11, 2012, at the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood, California. The film received positive reviews from most film critics and set or tied numerous box office records, including the biggest opening weekend in North America and the fastest film to gross $1 billion worldwide. With a worldwide total gross of over $1.5 billion, The Avengers ranks as the third highest-grossing film of all time. The film is scheduled to be released on Blu-ray Disc and DVD on September 25, 2012. A sequel to be written and directed by Whedon is scheduled for release on May 1, 2015.

SUMO Collaboration - Town of Runners

  • Saturday, September 29th, 8:30 pm, Weitz Cinema

Fitness House presents this compelling documentary about two long distance runners from Ethiopia and their struggles and hopes.

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The film tells the story of two young girls, living in a rural town as they try to run their way to a different life.

Narrated by their friend Biruk, it follows their highs and lows over three years as they try to become professional athletes. Through their struggle, the film gives a unique insight into the ambitions of young Ethiopians living between tradition and the modern world.

Ted

  • Friday, October 5th, 8:30 pm, Weitz Cinema
  • Friday, October 5th, 11:30 pm, Weitz Cinema
  • Saturday, October 6th, 8:30 pm, Weitz Cinema
  • Saturday, October 6th, 11:30 pm, Weitz Cinema

Looks like a family film but it is definitely NOT a family film! So don't bring the chillens!

ted

Ted (stylized as ted) is a 2012 American comedy film, directed, co-produced, and co-written by Seth MacFarlane, who stars in it with Mark Wahlberg and Mila Kunis. The supporting cast includes Giovanni Ribisi, Joel McHale, Jessica Stroup, and Patrick Warburton. The film is the feature-length directorial debut of MacFarlane, produced by Media Rights Capital, and distributed by Universal Pictures. It is currently the highest-grossing R-rated film of 2012, as well as the 9th-highest grossing film of 2012.

Moonrise Kingdom

  • Friday, October 12th, 8:30 pm, Weitz Cinema
  • Friday, October 12th, 11:30 pm, Weitz Cinema
  • Saturday, October 13th, 8:30 pm, Weitz Cinema
  • Saturday, October 13th, 11:30 pm, Weitz Cinema
  • Sunday, October 14th, 8:30 pm, Weitz Cinema
  • Sunday, October 14th, 11:30 pm, Weitz Cinema

It's gonna be cute and moving. Because it's Wes Anderson. The fam will enjoy this one.

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Moonrise Kingdom is a 2012 romantic comedy-drama film directed by Wes Anderson, written by Anderson and Roman Coppola, and starring an ensemble cast.

The film premiered on May 16, 2012, at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival, where it screened in competition. It was released in French theatres the same day. The American limited release occurred on May 25, and set a new record for the best per-theater-average for a non-animated movie by grossing an average of $130,752 in four theaters.

Moonrise Kingdom received highly positive reviews from film critics. Review aggregate Rotten Tomatoes reports that 94% of 174 critics have given the film a positive review, holding an average score of 8.1/10 (98% amongst top critics). Review aggregate Metacritic has given the film a weighted score of 84, based on 43 reviews, indicating "Universal acclaim".

Peter Bradshaw of The Guardian gave the film 4 stars out of 5, calling it "another sprightly confection of oddities, attractively eccentric, witty and strangely clothed." Christopher Orr of The Atlantic wrote that Moonrise Kingdom "captures the texture of childhood summers, the sense of having a limited amount of time in which to do unlimited things" and is "Anderson's best live-action feature" because "it takes as its primary subject matter odd, precocious children, rather than the damaged and dissatisfied adults they will one day become." Kristen M. Jones of Film Comment wrote that the film "has a spontaneity and yearning that lend an easy comic rhythm," but it also has a "rapt quality, as if we are viewing the events through Suzy's binoculars or reading the story under the covers by a flashlight."

The Dark Knight Rises

  • Friday, October 19th, 8:30 pm, Weitz Cinema
  • Friday, October 19th, 11:30 pm, Weitz Cinema
  • Saturday, October 20th, 3:00 pm, Weitz Cinema
  • Saturday, October 20th, 8:30 pm, Weitz Cinema

If you're deciding between this and Ebony, pick both.

the dark knight rises

The Dark Knight Rises is a 2012 superhero film directed by Christopher Nolan, who co-wrote the screenplay with his brother Jonathan Nolan and the story with David S. Goyer. Featuring the DC Comics character Batman, the film is the third and final installment in Nolan's Batman film trilogy, and it is the sequel to The Dark Knight (2008). Christian Bale reprises the lead role of Bruce Wayne/Batman, with a returning cast of Michael Caine as Alfred Pennyworth, Gary Oldman as James Gordon, Morgan Freeman as Lucius Fox, and Cillian Murphy as Dr. Jonathan Crane. The film introduces two main characters to Nolan's series: Selina Kyle (Anne Hathaway), a cat burglar whose appearance in Gotham City sets in motion a chain of events that leads Batman to come out of retirement; and Bane (Tom Hardy), a mercenary whose objective is to destroy Gotham with a thermonuclear weapon.

The Dark Knight Rises premiered in New York City on July 16, 2012. The film was released in Australia and New Zealand on July 19, 2012, and in North America and the United Kingdom on July 20, 2012. The film received positive reviews and has grossed over $1 billion worldwide. The Dark Knight Rises is currently the ninth-highest-grossing film of all time and the second-highest-grossing film of 2012.

The Cabin in the Woods

  • Friday, October 26th, 8:30 pm, Weitz Cinema
  • Friday, October 26th, 11:30 pm, Weitz Cinema
  • Saturday, October 27th, 8:30 pm, Weitz Cinema
  • Saturday, October 27th, 11:30 pm, Weitz Cinema

It's a scary movie. But directed by Joss Whedon. And it got 90% on Rotten Tomatoes. Jussayin

the cabin in the wood

The Cabin in the Woods is a 2012 American comedy horror film directed and co-written by Drew Goddard and co-written and produced by Joss Whedon. It stars Kristen Connolly, Chris Hemsworth, Anna Hutchison, Fran Kranz, and Jesse Williams. The film follows five friends who travel to a remote cabin for a holiday and become victims of a ritual carried out to placate supernatural beings.

Goddard and Whedon, having worked together previously on Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel, wrote the screenplay in three days, describing it as an attempt to "revitalize" the slasher film genre and a critical satire on torture porn. Filming took place from March to May 2009 on an estimated budget of $30 million, and was shot in Canada. More than 60 artists worked on the effects before filming began.

The Cabin in the Woods premiered on March 9, 2012 at the South by Southwest film festival in Austin, Texas and was released in the United States on April 13, 2012. The film went on to be a critical and commercial success, grossing more than $65 million in the box office.

21 Jump Street

  • Friday, November 2nd, 8:30 pm, Weitz Cinema
  • Friday, November 2nd, 11:30 pm, Weitz Cinema
  • Saturday, November 3rd, 8:30 pm, Weitz Cinema
  • Saturday, November 3rd, 11:30 pm, Weitz Cinema

It's a good screw date movie. With or without your screw date.

21 jump street

21 Jump Street is a 2012 American action comedy film starring Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum, written by Hill and Michael Bacall, and directed by Phil Lord and Chris Miller. Based on the 1987 television series of the same name by Stephen J. Cannell and Patrick Hasburgh, the film follows two police officers who are forced to relive high school when they are assigned to go undercover as high school students to prevent the outbreak of a new synthetic drug and arrest its supplier. It was released theatrically on March 16, 2012, and garnered both critical and commercial success. A sequel entered development shortly before its release.

Looper

  • Friday, January 4th, 8:00 pm, Weitz Cinema
  • Friday, January 4th, 11:00 pm, Weitz Cinema
  • Saturday, January 5th, 8:00 pm, Weitz Cinema
  • Saturday, January 5th, 11:00 pm, Weitz Cinema

Fans of Sci-fi or Joseph Gordon-Levitt? This is your movie!

looper

Looper is a 2012 American science fiction action film written and directed by Rian Johnson. The film stars Bruce Willis, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and Emily Blunt. In Looper, time travel is invented by the year 2074 and, though immediately outlawed, is used by criminal organizations to send those they want killed into the past where they are killed by "loopers", assassins paid with silver bars strapped to their targets. Joe, a looper, encounters himself when his older self is sent back in time to be killed.

Looper was selected as the opening film of the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival. It was released to positive reviews in Australia on September 27, 2012, and in the U.S. and the U.K. on September 28, 2012 by TriStar Pictures and Alliance Films.

The Perks of Being a Wallflower

  • Friday, January 18th, 8:00 pm, Weitz Cinema
  • Friday, January 18th, 11:00 pm, Weitz Cinema
  • Saturday, January 19th, 8:00 pm, Weitz Cinema
  • Saturday, January 19th, 11:00 pm, Weitz Cinema

There are so many feelings in this movie lolwutIdon'teven

the perks of being a wallflower

The Perks of Being a Wallflower is a 2012 American comedy-drama film and is a film adaptation of the 1999 epistolary novel of the same name. The film stars Logan Lerman, Emma Watson, and Ezra Miller, and was directed by the novel's author, Stephen Chbosky.

The film received mainly positive reviews. It holds a certified "fresh" rating of 87% on Rotten Tomatoes, based on reviews from 143 critics, the consensus states: "The Perks of Being a Wallflower is a heartfelt and sincere adaptation that's bolstered by strong lead performances." Metacritic gives the film 67% based on reviews from 36 critics, indicating generally favorable reviews.

Wreck-It Ralph

  • Friday, February 1st, 8:00 pm, Weitz Cinema
  • Saturday, February 2nd, 11:00 pm, Weitz Cinema
  • Sunday, February 3rd, 11:00 pm, Weitz Cinema

Bring the fam! Apparently there are a lot of classic videogame references! (Y'know if you're into that sorta thing)

wreck-it ralph

Wreck-It Ralph is a 2012 American 3D computer-animated family-comedy film produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Pictures. It is the 52nd animated feature in the Walt Disney Animated Classics series. The film was directed by Rich Moore, who has directed episodes of The Simpsons and Futurama, and the screenplay was written by Jennifer Lee and Phil Johnston from a story by Moore, Johnston and Jim Reardon. Disney Chief Creative Officer John Lasseter served as the executive producer. The film features the voices of John C. Reilly, Sarah Silverman, Jack McBrayer, and Jane Lynch.

The film tells the story of the titular arcade game villain who rebels against his role and dreams of becoming a hero. He travels between games in the arcade, and ultimately must eliminate a dire threat that could affect the entire arcade, and one that Ralph may have inadvertently started. Wreck-It Ralph had its world premiere on October 29, 2012, and was released to a positive audience and critical reception on November 2, 2012 in the United States and Canada.

Cloud Atlas

  • Friday, February 1st, 11:00 pm, Weitz Cinema
  • Saturday, February 2nd, 8:00 pm, Weitz Cinema
  • Sunday, February 3rd, 8:00 pm, Weitz Cinema

It's the return of the Wachowski Brothers! If you like visually appealing movies, make sure to see this one!

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Cloud Atlas is a 2012 German drama and science fiction film written and directed by Lana and Andy Wachowski and Tom Tykwer. It was adapted from the 2004 novel by David Mitchell. The project had difficulty securing financial support during its four-year development, but was eventually produced with a $102 million budget provided by independent sources, making Cloud Atlas one of the most expensive independent films of all time. Featuring an ensemble cast to enact the film's multiple storylines, production began in September 2011 at Studio Babelsberg in Potsdam-Babelsberg, Germany.

The film premiered on September 9, 2012, at the 37th Toronto International Film Festival and was released on October 26, 2012 in conventional and IMAX cinemas.

The film was pre-nominated for the Academy Award for Best Visual Effects that had a first round of votes which resulted in 10 films. All members of the Visual Effects Branch will be invited to view ten-minute excerpts from each of the ten short-listed films on Thursday, January 3, 2013. Following the screenings, the members will vote to nominate five of these films for final Oscar consideration.

Pitch Perfect

  • Friday, February 15th, 11:00 pm, Weitz Cinema
  • Saturday, February 16th, 8:00 pm, Weitz Cinema
  • Saturday, February 16th, 11:00 pm, Weitz Cinema

It's like Glee but in movie format.

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Pitch Perfect is a 2012 musical comedy film directed by Jason Moore. The screenplay was written by Kay Cannon, loosely adapted from the book of the same name by Mickey Rapkin. The film was released on September 28, 2012, to moderate box office success and positive reviews.

Pitch Perfect received generally good reviews. It received a 77% "Fresh" rating on Rotten Tomatoes based on 87 reviews as well as 65 out of 100 on Metacritic based on 30 "generally favorable reviews". It was also well-received by audiences, who gave the film an "A" CinemaScore on an A+ to F scale. The film was mostly praised for its comedic approach, which some critics have compared to Bring It On, as well as the film's flashy musical numbers and Rebel Wilson's performance.

Argo

  • Friday, February 22nd, 8:00 pm, Weitz Cinema
  • Friday, February 22nd, 11:00 pm, Weitz Cinema
  • Saturday, February 23rd, 8:00 pm, Weitz Cinema
  • Saturday, February 23rd, 11:00 pm, Weitz Cinema

Well it got Best Picture so it's probably alright.

argo

Argo is a 2012 American thriller film directed by Ben Affleck; it is a dramatization of the "Canadian Caper" based on an article published in 2007, in which Tony Mendez, a CIA operative, led the rescue of six U.S. diplomats from Tehran, Iran, during the 1979 Iran hostage crisis.

The film stars Affleck as Mendez with Bryan Cranston, Alan Arkin, and John Goodman, and was released in North America to critical and commercial success on October 12, 2012. The film was produced by Grant Heslov, Affleck, and George Clooney. The story of this rescue was also told in the 1981 television movie Escape from Iran: The Canadian Caper, directed by Lamont Johnson.

Argo received seven nominations at the 85th Academy Awards including Best Picture, Best Adapted Screenplay (Chris Terrio) and Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Alan Arkin). Argo also earned five Golden Globe nominations, and won the Best Picture – Drama, and Best Director, while being nominated for Best Supporting Actor for Arkin. It won the award for the Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture at the 19th Screen Actors Guild Awards with Alan Arkin being nominated for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role.

Skyfall

  • Friday, March 1st, 8:00 pm, Weitz Cinema
  • Friday, March 1st, 11:00 pm, Weitz Cinema
  • Saturday, March 2nd, 8:00 pm, Weitz Cinema
  • Saturday, March 2nd, 11:00 pm, Weitz Cinema

A great throwback to the classic James Bond! The opening montage is awe-inspiring.

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Skyfall is the twenty-third James Bond film, produced by Eon Productions and distributed by MGM and Sony Pictures Entertainment in 2012. It features Daniel Craig's third performance as James Bond, and Javier Bardem as Raoul Silva, the film's antagonist. The film was directed by Sam Mendes and written by Neal Purvis, Robert Wade and John Logan.

The film centres on Bond investigating an attack on MI6; it transpires that the attack is part of a plot by former MI6 operative Raoul Silva to humiliate, discredit and kill M as revenge against her for betraying him. The film sees the return of two recurring characters after an absence of two films: Q, played by Ben Whishaw; and Eve Moneypenny, played by Naomie Harris. Skyfall is the last film of the series for Judi Dench, who played M; a role which she had played in the previous six films. The position is subsequently filled by Ralph Fiennes' character, Gareth Mallory.

Mendes was approached to direct the film after the release of Quantum of Solace in 2008. Development was suspended when MGM encountered financial troubles, and did not resume until December 2010; during this time, Mendes remained attached to the project as a consultant. The original screenwriter, Peter Morgan, left the project during the suspension. When production resumed, Logan, Purvis and Wade continued writing what became the final version of the script. Filming began in November 2011 and primarily took place in the United Kingdom, China and Turkey.

Skyfall premiered in London at the Royal Albert Hall on 23 October 2012, and was released in the United Kingdom on 26 October 2012, and in the United States on 9 November 2012. It was the first James Bond film to be screened in IMAX venues, although it was not filmed with IMAX cameras. The film's release coincided with the 50th anniversary of the James Bond series, which began with Dr. No in 1962. Skyfall was positively received by critics and at the box office, grossing over $920 million worldwide, and became the highest-grossing film of all-time in the UK, the highest-grossing film in the James Bond series, and the highest-grossing film worldwide for Sony Pictures.

Les Misérables

  • Friday, April 5th, 8:00 pm, Weitz Cinema
  • Friday, April 5th, 11:00 pm, Weitz Cinema
  • Saturday, April 6th, 8:00 pm, Weitz Cinema
  • Saturday, April 6th, 11:00 pm, Weitz Cinema

It's not really 1st Weekend of Spring Term unless you cry a little bit.

les miserables

Les Misérables is a 2012 British musical drama film produced by Working Title Films and distributed by Universal Pictures. The film is based on the musical of the same name by Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg which is in turn based on Les Misérables, the 1862 French novel by Victor Hugo. The film is directed by Tom Hooper, scripted by William Nicholson, Boublil, Schönberg and Herbert Kretzmer, and stars an ensemble cast led by Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway, and Amanda Seyfried. The film tells the story of Jean Valjean, an ex-convict who becomes mayor of a town in France. Soon exposed, Valjean agrees to take care of Cosette, the illegitimate daughter of the dying Fantine, but as a fugitive must also avoid being captured again by police inspector Javert. The plot spans 17 years and is set against a backdrop of political turmoil, which in the film culminates in the June Rebellion of France.

Les Misérables premiered in London on 5 December 2012, and was released on 25 December 2012 in the United States, on 26 December 2012 in Australia, and on 11 January 2013 in the United Kingdom. The film has received divided, but generally positive reviews, with many critics praising the cast, especially the acting of Hugh Jackman and Anne Hathaway, while most criticized the performance of Russell Crowe. The film won the Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy, the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy for Jackman and the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture for Hathaway. It has also won four BAFTA Awards, including the Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Hathaway). It received eight Academy Award nominations including Best Picture (the first musical nominated since 2003's winner Chicago) and Best Actor for Jackman, and won three, for Best Sound Mixing, Best Makeup and Hairstyling and Best Supporting Actress for Hathaway.

Lincoln

  • Friday, April 12th, 8:00 pm, Weitz Cinema
  • Friday, April 12th, 11:00 pm, Weitz Cinema
  • Saturday, April 13th, 8:00 pm, Weitz Cinema
  • Saturday, April 13th, 11:00 pm, Weitz Cinema

One of Amurica's greatest presidents. *Spoiler alert* Lincoln dies at the end.

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Lincoln is a 2012 American historical drama film directed and produced by Steven Spielberg, starring Daniel Day-Lewis as United States President Abraham Lincoln and Sally Field as Mary Todd Lincoln. The film is based in part on Doris Kearns Goodwin's biography of Lincoln, Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln, and covers the final four months of Lincoln's life, focusing on Lincoln's efforts in January 1865 to have the Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution passed by the United States House of Representatives.

Filming began October 17, 2011, and ended on December 19, 2011. The film was released on November 9, 2012, in select cities and widely released on November 16, 2012, in the United States by DreamWorks through Disney’s Touchstone distribution label in the U.S. The film is scheduled for release on January 25, 2013 in the United Kingdom, with distribution in international territories, including the U.K., by 20th Century Fox.

Lincoln received widespread critical acclaim, with praise given to Day-Lewis' performance and many considering him a contender for the Academy Award for Best Actor.

Django Unchained

  • Friday, April 19th, 8:00 pm, Weitz Cinema
  • Friday, April 19th, 11:00 pm, Weitz Cinema
  • Saturday, April 20th, 8:00 pm, Weitz Cinema
  • Saturday, April 20th, 11:00 pm, Weitz Cinema

A dentist with his apprentice goes to Candyland and fixes the racist cavity. Might not want to bring the children.

django unchained

Django Unchained is a 2012 American action western drama film written and directed by Quentin Tarantino. The film stars Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz, Leonardo DiCaprio, Kerry Washington, and Samuel L. Jackson. The film was released on December 25, 2012 in North America.

Set in the antebellum era of the Deep South and Old West, the film follows a freed slave (Foxx) who treks across the United States with a bounty hunter (Waltz) on a mission to rescue his wife (Washington) from a cruel plantation owner (DiCaprio).

The film received very positive reviews and was nominated for five Academy Awards including Best Picture. At the 85th Academy Awards, Christoph Waltz won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor, after already having won the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor and the BAFTA Award for Best Supporting Actor; and Quentin Tarantino won the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay, his second Oscar since his first for 1994's Pulp Fiction, after having won the Golden Globe Award for Best Screenplay and the BAFTA Award for Best Original Screenplay. The film was commercially successful, grossing over $413 million in theaters worldwide, making it Tarantino's highest-grossing film to date.

Zero Dark Thirty

  • Friday, April 26th, 8:00 pm, Weitz Cinema
  • Friday, April 26th, 11:00 pm, Weitz Cinema
  • Saturday, April 27th, 8:00 pm, Weitz Cinema
  • Saturday, April 27th, 11:00 pm, Weitz Cinema

I heard this movie was a little intense.

zero dark thirty

Zero Dark Thirty is a 2012 American historical drama directed by Kathryn Bigelow and written by Mark Boal. Billed as "the story of history's greatest manhunt for the world's most dangerous man", the film is a dramatization of the United States operation that found and killed Osama bin Laden, leader of al-Qaeda. It was produced by Boal, Bigelow, and Megan Ellison.

It stars Jessica Chastain, Jason Clarke, Joel Edgerton, Chris Pratt, Jennifer Ehle, Mark Strong, Kyle Chandler, and Édgar Ramírez. It was independently financed by Ellison's Annapurna Pictures. The film had its premiere in Los Angeles, California on December 19, 2012 and had its wide release on January 11, 2013.

Zero Dark Thirty received wide critical acclaim and was nominated for five Oscars for the 85th Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Actress (Chastain) and Best Original Screenplay. The film won one, for Best Sound Editing, in a tie with Skyfall. Zero Dark Thirty earned four Golden Globe Award nominations, including Best Picture – Drama, Best Director, and Best Actress – Drama for Chastain.

It has also generated controversy, both for graphic portrayal of torture of suspects and for what is described by some as a misleading portrayal of torture as critical to the United States' success in gaining information on bin Laden's associates and location. In addition, some Republicans suggested that the filmmakers were given improper access to classified materials, which they denied. It is viewed by some as propaganda for torture.

Warm Bodies

  • Friday, May 3rd, 8:00 pm, Weitz Cinema
  • Friday, May 3rd, 11:00 pm, Weitz Cinema
  • Saturday, May 4th, 8:00 pm, Weitz Cinema
  • Saturday, May 4th, 11:00 pm, Weitz Cinema
  • Sunday, May 5th, 8:00 pm, Weitz Cinema
  • Sunday, May 5th, 11:00 pm, Weitz Cinema

I herd you like BRAAAAINZ

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Warm Bodies is a 2013 American paranormal romantic zombie comedy film based on Isaac Marion's novel of the same name. Directed and written by Jonathan Levine, the film stars Nicholas Hoult and Teresa Palmer.

The film focuses on the development of the relationship between Julie, a young woman, and "R", a zombie, and how their eventual romance develops throughout. The film is noted for displaying human characteristics in zombie characters, and for being told from a zombie's perspective.

The film has received positive reviews from critics. It holds a 78% certified "fresh" rating on Rotten Tomatoes based on 141 reviews, with an average score of 6.6/10. The sites consensus reads: "It may not take full advantage of its quirky, possibility-rich premise, but Warm Bodies offers a sweet, well-acted spin on a genre that all too often lives down to its brain-dead protagonists." It holds a Metacritic score of 58 out of 100, based on 37 reviews, indicating "mixed to average" reviews.

Richard Larson of Slant Magazine said "The ubiquity of Shakespeare's original template allows Warm Bodies some leeway in terms of believability, where otherwise it sometimes strains against its own logic. But the film's persistent charm encourages us to look past a few festering surface wounds and see the human heart beating inside, which is really what love is all about." and awarded the film 3 out of 4 stars.  Richard Roeper of the Chicago Sun-Times deemed the film "a well-paced, nicely directed, post-apocalyptic love story with a terrific sense of humor and the, um, guts to be unabashedly romantic and unapologetically optimistic." He added that the movie "isn't perfect. It's a shame those Bonies are mediocre special-effects creations that run with a herky-jerky style... But those are minor drawbacks..." Mary Pols of Time called it "an inventive charmer that visits all the typical movie scenarios of young love amid chaos and disaster... There are so many clever lines and bits of physical comedy worth revisiting that the movie seems like a likely cult classic."

Digital Spy gave it 3 out of 5 stars and called it "a truly deadpan romantic comedy" and "a witty reinvention of the genre like Shaun of the Dead before it, drawing parallels between the apathy of youth and the zombie masses," adding, "Hoult gets to deliver a wickedly dry voiceover." Chris Packham of The Village Voice said in a negative review that "The film's intentions are way too good for its own good, producing bloodless romance and more shamefully bloodless carnage. Nobody kisses anyone else until it becomes clear that both parties have pulses, and everyone gets to keep all their limbs." Michael O'Sullivan said in his one-and-a-half star review for The Washington Post that the film is "Cute without being especially clever, it's as pallid and as brain-dead as its zombie antihero...It's less funny and self-aware than Shaun of the Dead, less swooningly romantic than Twilight and less scary than pretty much anything else out there with zombies in it."

Silver Linings Playbook *ONE TIME SCREENING*

  • Friday, May 17th, 9:00 pm, Weitz Cinema

Since it's raining, the movie will be shown in the Weitz Cinema!

Silver Linings Playbook is an American romantic comedy-drama film directed by David O. Russell, from a screenplay by Russell, adapted from the novel The Silver Linings Playbook by Matthew Quick. The film stars Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence, with Robert De Niro, Jacki Weaver, Chris Tucker, Anupam Kher and Julia Stiles in supporting roles.

Bradley Cooper plays Pat Solitano, a man with bipolar disorder who is released from a psychiatric hospital and moves back in with his parents (Robert De Niro and Jacki Weaver). Determined to win back his estranged wife, Pat meets recently-widowed sex addict Tiffany Maxwell (Jennifer Lawrence). She tells Pat that she will help him get his wife back if he enters a dance competition with her. The two become closer as they train and Pat, his father, and Tiffany examine their relationships with each other as they cope with their disorders.

Silver Linings Playbook premiered at the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival on September 8, 2012, and was released in the United States on November 16, 2012. The film opened to major critical success and earned numerous accolades. It received eight Academy Award nominations, achieving the rare feat of being nominated in all four acting categories, the first time since Reds in 1981, and also being nominated for the Big Five, the first time since Million Dollar Baby in 2004, with Lawrence winning the Academy Award for Best Actress. It also achieved four Golden Globe Award nominations, with Lawrence winning Best Actress; three BAFTA nominations, with Russell winning for Best Adapted Screenplay; four Screen Actors Guild nominations, with Lawrence winning Best Actress; and five Independent Spirit Award nominations, winning in four categories including Best Film and Best Actress. The film has gone on to become a sleeper hit at the box office, grossing over $216 million worldwide, more than ten times its budget.

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey *Outdoor Screening!*

  • Friday, May 24th, 9:00 pm, Weitz Cinema

The final outdoor Screening of the Term! Rain Location in Weitz Cinema

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey is a 2012 epic fantasy adventure film directed by Peter Jackson. It is the first of a three-part film adaptation of the 1937 novel The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien, to be followed by The Desolation of Smaug and There and Back Again, due for theatrical release in 2013 and 2014, respectively. The three films together will act as prequels to Jackson's Lord of the Rings film trilogy.

The story is set in Middle-earth sixty years before The Lord of the Rings, and portions of the film are adapted from the appendices to Tolkien's The Return of the King novel. An Unexpected Journey tells the tale of the hobbit Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman), who is convinced by the wizard Gandalf (Ian McKellen) to accompany thirteen dwarves led by Thorin Oakenshield (Richard Armitage) on a quest across Middle-earth to reclaim the Lonely Mountain from Smaug the dragon. The film premiered in New Zealand on 28 November 2012 and was released internationally from 12 December 2012.

The film's screenplay was written by Peter Jackson, his longtime collaborators Fran Walsh and Philippa Boyens (who also co-wrote The Lord of the Rings), and Guillermo del Toro, who was originally chosen to direct the film before leaving the project in 2010.

The Hobbit received mixed reviews, but has grossed over $1 billion at the box office, surpassing both The Fellowship of the Ring and The Two Towers nominally. The film was nominated for three Academy Awards for Best Visual Effects, Best Production Design, and Best Makeup and Hairstyling. It was also nominated for three BAFTA Awards.

Oz the Great and Powerful

  • Friday, May 31st, 8:00 pm, Weitz Cinema
  • Friday, May 31st, 11:00 pm, Weitz Cinema
  • Saturday, June 1st, 8:00 pm, Weitz Cinema
  • Saturday, June 1st, 11:00 pm, Weitz Cinema

The Final Screening of Spring Term!

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Oz the Great and Powerful is a 2013 American fantasy adventure film directed by Sam Raimi, produced by Joe Roth, and written by David Lindsay-Abaire and Mitchell Kapner. The film stars James Franco as Oscar Diggs, Mila Kunis as Theodora, Rachel Weisz as Evanora, and Michelle Williams as Glinda.

The film is based on L. Frank Baum's Oz novels, and also homages the 1939 MGM film, The Wizard of Oz. Set 20 years before the events of both sources, Oz the Great and Powerful focuses on Oscar Diggs, who arrives in the Land of Oz and encounters three witches; Theodora, Evanora and Glinda. Oscar is then enlisted to restore order in Oz, while struggling to resolve conflicts with the witches and himself.

Oz the Great and Powerful premiered at the El Capitan Theatre on February 14, 2013, and was released theatrically by Walt Disney Pictures on March 8, 2013, through the Disney Digital 3D, RealD 3D and IMAX 3D formats, as well as in conventional theatres. Despite mixed reviews, the film was a box office success, grossing nearly $150 million worldwide in its first three days and is currently the highest-grossing film of 2013.

The Harvest *In Collaboration with Food Truth*

  • Sunday, April 14th, 7:30 pm, Weitz Cinema

Part of Food Truth's Farmworker Awareness Week, come watch The Harvest, an enthralling documentary about agricultural child labor.

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The Harvest (Spanish: La Cosecha) is a documentary film about agricultural child labor in America. The film depicts children as young as 12 years of age who work as many as 12 hours a day, six months a year, subject to hazardous conditions: heat exposure, pesticides, and dangerous work. The agriculture industry has been subject to significantly more lenient labor laws than any other occupation in the United States. As a result, lack of consistent schooling significantly limits their opportunities of succeeding in high school or more. The hazardous conditions threaten their health and lives. The purpose of the documentary is to bring awareness of the harsh working conditions which tens of thousands of children face in the fields of the United States each year and to enact the Children's Act for Responsible Employment (CARE Act, HR 3564) which will bring parity of labor conditions to field workers that are afforded to minors in other occupations.

Iron Man 3 - Outdoor Movie

  • Friday, September 20th, 9:00 pm, Bald Spot

Robert Downey Jr returns as the brash but brazen industrialist in the third installment of the Iron Man franchise. Tony Stark/Iron Man has become an insomniac workaholic after New York’s alien attack (addressed in the all-star film, “The Avengers”.) A new terrorist group, The Mandarin, kidnaps his lady love Pepper Potts (Gwyneth Paltrow) and wreaks havoc throughout the nation. Watch to follow Stark’s journey of retribution, and if you enjoy explosion scenes. Also starring Ben Kingsley, Don Cheadle, and Jon Favreau.

The Great Gatsby

  • Friday, September 27th, 8:00 pm, Weitz Center Cinema
  • Friday, September 27th, 11:00 pm, Weitz Center Cinema
  • Saturday, September 28th, 8:00 pm, Weitz Center Cinema
  • Saturday, September 28th, 11:00 pm, Weitz Center Cinema

Baz Luhrmann presents his grandiose take on the classic F. Scott Fitzgerald novel in The Great Gatsby. Taking a house in West Egg, NY for the summer, Nick Carraway (Tobey Maguire) is gradually drawn into a life of parties, jazz, liquor, and excess by his cousin Daisy (Carey Mulligan) and his enigmatic neighbor, Gatsby (Leonardo DiCaprio). With Luhrmann’s trademark visual excess and melodrama, this 2013 blockbuster should not be missed. Also starring Joel Edgerton, Isla Fisher, and Elizabeth Debicki.

Star Trek: Into the Darkness

  • Friday, October 4th, 8:00 pm, Weitz Center Cinema
  • Friday, October 4th, 11:00 pm, Weitz Center Cinema
  • Saturday, October 5th, 8:00 pm, Weitz Center Cinema
  • Saturday, October 5th, 11:00 pm, Weitz Center Cinema

Hitmaker J.J. Abrams brings forth another intergalactic cinematic adventure, starring some appropriately other-worldly beauties: Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Benedict Cumberbatch, and Zoe Saldana. The crew returns home to Klingon, only to find one of their own has become a terrorist. Captain Kirk leads a manhunt into a war-zone to settle scores with evil and save the only family he has left: his crew.

Now You See Me

  • Friday, October 11th, 8:00 pm, Weitz Center Cinema
  • Friday, October 11th, 11:00 pm, Weitz Center Cinema
  • Saturday, October 12th, 8:00 pm, Weitz Center Cinema
  • Saturday, October 12th, 11:00 pm, Weitz Center Cinema

A group of mysterious magicians calling themselves “The Four Horsemen” begin pulling off elaborate crimes with seemingly real magic powers, FBI agent Dylan Rhodes (Mark Ruffalo) is forced to hunt them down with the help of Interpol agent Alma Dray (Mélanie Laurent). As the Horsemen continue to outwit them at every turn, the agents begin to uncover a plot that runs much deeper than simple bank robbery. Also starring Morgan Freeman, Isla Fisher, Dave Franco, Woody Harrelson, and Jesse Eisenberg.

Man of Steel

  • Friday, October 18th, 8:00 pm, Weitz Center CInema
  • Friday, October 18th, 11:00 pm
  • Saturday, October 19th, 8:00 pm, Weitz Center CInema

Warner Bros and Legendary Pictures present Man of Steel, Superman’s origin story. Young Kal-El (Henry Cavil) escapes crumbling Krypton and is raised by kindly farmers who name him Clark. Afraid of revealing his extra-terrestrial powers, Clark begins travelling the world to find himself. In the midst, his past comes to haunt him in the form of General Zod (Michael Shannon), and Clark must embrace his origins to save the human race.  Starring Amy Adams, Russell Crowe, Kevin Costner, and Michael Shannon.

Much Ado About Nothing

  • Saturday, October 19th, 11:00 pm, Weitz Center Cinema
  • Sunday, October 20th, 2:00 pm, Weitz Center Cinema
  • Sunday, October 20th, 8:00 pm, Weitz Center Cinema

From the pen of Shakespeare and direction of Joss Wheldon comes Much Ado About Nothing, a modern take on the classic rom-com. Meet Claudio and Hero, engaged and hopelessly in love, and Benedick and Beatrice, another young pair, but sharp tongued with little affection for one another. In the days leading up to their wedding, Claudio and Hero plot to trick Benedick and Beatrice into falling in love, while their own marriage is being plotted against by villainous forces. Loyalty, power, deceit, sex...same story, new players.

This Is The End

  • Friday, October 25th, 8:00 pm, Weitz Center Cinema
  • Friday, October 25th, 11:00 pm, Weitz Center Cinema
  • Saturday, October 26th, 8:00 pm, Weitz Center Cinema
  • Saturday, October 26th, 11:00 pm, Weitz Center Cinema

In this new film from the twisted comedic mind of Seth Rogen, a party full of Hollywood’s comedy elite (and Rihanna) is forced to face the last thing they’re expecting: the Apocalypse. With tensions high as the survivors navigate being trapped in a house with dwindling supplies and plagued by demons and cannibals, will these comedians be able to survive the end of the world? Starring Seth Rogen, Jay Baruchel, James Franco, Jonah Hill, Danny McBride, and Craig Robinson.

Monsters University

  • Friday, November 8th, 8:00 pm, Weitz Center Cinema
  • Friday, November 8th, 11:00 pm, Weitz Center Cinema
  • Saturday, November 9th, 8:00 pm, Weitz Center Cinema
  • Saturday, November 9th, 11:00 pm, Weitz Center Cinema

Before Mike and Sulley got hired by Monsters, Inc., they attended the prestigious Monsters University to learn tricks of the trade. Travel back to the halcyon days of undergrad angst as Mike and Sulley forms an unlikely friendship to prove their worth to the administration, and fight for their right to scare.

Iron Man 3

  • Saturday, September 21st, 8:00 pm, Weitz Center Cinema
  • Saturday, September 21st, 11:00 pm, Weitz Center Cinema

Robert Downey Jr returns as the brash but brazen industrialist in the third installment of the Iron Man franchise. Tony Stark/Iron Man has become an insomniac workaholic after New York’s alien attack (addressed in the all-star film, “The Avengers”.) A new terrorist group, The Mandarin, kidnaps his lady love Pepper Potts (Gwyneth Paltrow) and wreaks havoc throughout the nation. Watch to follow Stark’s journey of retribution, and if you enjoy explosion scenes. Also starring Ben Kingsley, Don Cheadle, and Jon Favreau.

Lee Daniels' The Butler

  • Friday, January 10th, 8:00 pm, Weitz Cinema
  • Friday, January 10th, 11:00 pm, Weitz Cinema
  • Saturday, January 11th, 8:00 pm, Weitz Cinema
  • Saturday, January 11th, 11:00 pm, Weitz Cinema

Director Lee Daniels (Precious) teams up with Emmy Award-winning screenwriter Danny Strong to tell the remarkable story of White House butler Eugene Allen (played by Oscar-winner Forest Whitaker), who served eight U.S. presidents over the course of 30 years, and witnessed sweeping social change during his three decades of service at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. Inspired by Wil Haygood's Washington Post article, the film features Robin Williams as Dwight D. Eisenhower, James Marsden as John F. Kennedy, Liev Schreiber as Lyndon B. Johnson, John Cusack as Richard M. Nixon, and Alan Rickman as Ronald Reagan. Oprah Winfrey, Cuba Gooding Jr., Terrence Howard, Jane Fonda, David Oyelowo, Lenny Kravitz, Melissa Leo, and Vanessa Redgrave co-star.

Captain Phillips

  • Friday, January 24th, 8:00 pm, Weitz Cinema
  • Friday, January 24th, 11:00 pm, Weitz Cinema
  • Saturday, January 25th, 8:00 pm, Weitz Cinema
  • Saturday, January 25th, 11:00 pm, Weitz Cinema

Two-time Academy Award winner Tom Hanks teams with Oscar-nominated director Paul Greengrass and screenwriter Billy Ray to tell the true story of Richard Phillips, a U.S. cargo-ship captain who surrendered himself to Somali pirates so that his crew would be freed. Captain Richard Phillips (Hanks) and his crew are carrying freight around the Horn of Africa when four Somali pirates forcefully take over their ship, the MV Maersk Alabama. While Phillips' team follow his orders to hide until they hear him give the safe word, the captain and a few essential crew members remain on the bridge as the heavily armed pirates make their way up to seize control of the ship. But the interlopers soon discover something that sends them into a furious rage: After effectively shutting down the ship, Phillips explains that the Maersk had malfunctioned when the crew pushed it too hard in an attempt to evade the attackers. In order to appease their leader, the ruthless Muse (Barkhad Abdi), Phillips offers them the $30,000 that's been locked in the ship safe. But that isn't enough, and Muse demands that Phillips help him search every corner of the ship to root out the terrified crew. When that plan fails, the pirates agree to take the cash from the safe and flee in the Maersk's lifeboat. At the last minute, however, they kidnap Phillips in the hope of supplementing their take with a sizable ransom -- a decision that leads to a tense standoff with the U.S. Navy, who would sooner see the lifeboat sunk with Phillips inside than allow it to reach Somalia.

Don Jon

  • Friday, January 17th, 8:00 pm, Weitz Cinema
  • Friday, January 17th, 11:00 pm, Weitz Cinema
  • Saturday, January 18th, 8:00 pm, Weitz Cinema
  • Saturday, January 18th, 11:00 pm, Weitz Cinema

Jon Martello is a strong, handsome, good old fashioned guy. His buddies call him Don Jon due to his ability to "pull" a different woman every weekend, but even the finest fling doesn't compare to the bliss he finds alone in front of the computer watching pornography. Barbara Sugarman is a bright, beautiful, good old fashioned girl. Raised on romantic Hollywood movies, she's determined to find her Prince Charming. Wrestling with old fashioned expectations of the opposite sex, Jon and Barbara struggle against a media culture full of false fantasies to try and find true intimacy in this unexpected comedy.

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

  • Friday, February 7th, 8:00 pm, Weitz Cinema
  • Friday, February 7th, 11:00 pm, Weitz Cinema
  • Saturday, February 8th, 11:00 pm, Weitz Cinema

The Hunger Games saga continues in this sequel that finds a revolution brewing as Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) and Peeta Mellark (Josh Hutcherson) take a "Victor's Tour" of the districts, and President Snow (Donald Sutherland) plots their downfall during preparations for the Quarter Quell, which only occurs every 25 years in celebration of the Capitol's victory over the districts. Hoping to put an end to the growing threat of rebellion, President Snow announces that the Quell's tributes will be reaped from the existing pool of victors -- guaranteeing Katniss a place in the arena. Though Katniss vows to keep Peeta safe even if it means sacrificing her own life, her fellow tributes have a different plan.

All Is Lost

  • Saturday, February 8th, 8:00 pm, Weitz Cinema
  • Sunday, February 9th, 8:00 pm, Weitz Cinema
  • Sunday, February 9th, 11:00 pm, Weitz Cinema

Academy Award-nominated writer/director J.C. Chandor (Margin Call) takes the helm for this tense adventure drama about a man (Robert Redford) who must fight for survival after being lost at sea.

Gravity

  • Friday, February 21st, 8:00 pm, Weitz Cinema
  • Friday, February 21st, 11:00 pm, Weitz Cinema
  • Saturday, February 22nd, 8:00 pm, Weitz Cinema
  • Saturday, February 22nd, 11:00 pm, Weitz Cinema

Director Alfonso Cuaron's Gravity stars Sandra Bullock as Dr. Ryan Stone, a scientist on a space shuttle mission headed by astronaut Matt Kowalsky (George Clooney), a talkative, charismatic leader full of colorful stories that he shares with his crewmates as well as mission control. As the two are on a space walk, debris hits the area where they are working, and soon the pair finds themselves detached from their ship and stranded in space. While figuring out what steps they can take to save themselves, Stone grapples with a painful past that makes her consider giving up altogether. Gravity screened at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival.

12 Years A Slave

  • Friday, February 28th, 8:00 pm, Weitz Cinema
  • Friday, February 28th, 11:00 pm, Weitz Cinema
  • Saturday, March 1st, 8:00 pm, Weitz Cinema
  • Saturday, March 1st, 11:00 pm, Weitz Cinema

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.

Frozen

  • Friday, March 7th, 8:00 pm, Weitz Cinema
  • Friday, March 7th, 11:00 pm, Weitz Cinema
  • Saturday, March 8th, 8:00 pm, Weitz Cinema
  • Saturday, March 8th, 11:00 pm, Weitz Cinema

After the kingdom of Arendelle is cast into eternal winter by the powerful Snow Queen Elsa (voice of Idina Menzel), her sprightly sister Anna (Kristen Bell) teams up with a rough-hewn mountaineer named Kristoff (Jonathan Groff) and his trusty reindeer Sven to break the icy spell. Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee co-directed this Walt Disney Animation Studios production based on Hans Christian Andersen's beloved fairy tale The Snow Queen.

Saving Mr. Banks

  • Friday, April 4th, 8:00 pm, Weitz Cinema
  • Friday, April 4th, 11:00 pm, Weitz Cinema
  • Saturday, April 5th, 8:00 pm, Weitz Cinema
  • Saturday, April 5th, 11:00 pm, Weitz Cinema

The story of how Walt Disney courted P.L. Travers into letting him option the rights to Mary Poppins is brought to the screen in this non-fiction drama starring Tom Hanks, Emma Thompson, and Colin Farrell. A doting father, Walt Disney (Hanks) promises his adoring daughters that he will bring their favorite fictional nanny Mary Poppins to the big screen. Little does Walt realize that surly author P.L. Travers has no intention of seeing her most famous creation bastardized on the big screen, a fact that makes keeping his promise a difficult endeavor. Years later, however, when Travers' book sales begin to slow, dwindling finances drive her to schedule a meeting with Disney to discuss the film rights to the beloved story. For two weeks in 1961, a determined Disney does his absolute best to convince Travers that the film version of Mary Poppins will be a wondrous and respectful adaptation, meanwhile the author only grows more convinced that she has made the right move in preventing the proposed film adaptation. Later, just when it begins to appear that the rights to Mary Poppins have slipped through his fingers, the ingenious Disney reflects back on his childhood, and realizes that a sensitive chapter from Travers' youth could be the key to clinching the deal.

American Hustle

  • Friday, April 11th, 8:00 pm, Weitz Cinema
  • Friday, April 11th, 11:00 pm, Weitz Cinema
  • Saturday, April 12th, 8:00 pm, Weitz Cinema
  • Saturday, April 12th, 11:00 pm, Weitz Cinema

Christian Bale, Bradley Cooper, and Amy Adams star in director David O. Russell's fictional period crime drama about a reckless FBI agent who recruits a con man and his alluring partner into a scheme to ensnare corrupt politicians and gangsters. Smooth-talking Irving Rosenfeld (Bale) is a hustler of the highest order. No mark is off limits for Rosenfeld, especially when his crafty partner Sydney Prosser (Adams) is by his side. When renegade FBI agent Richie DiMaso (Cooper) thrusts the deceptive duo into the treacherous world of New Jersey power players and underworld heavies, the thrill of the hunt grows too strong to resist. Meanwhile, New Jersey politician Carmine Polito (Jeremy Renner) gets caught in the middle, and Rosenfeld's capricious wife Rosalyn (Jennifer Lawrence) holds more power than anyone could imagine.

The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug

  • Friday, April 18th, 8:00 pm, Weitz Cinema
  • Friday, April 18th, 11:00 pm, Weitz Cinema
  • Saturday, April 19th, 8:00 pm, Weitz Cinema
  • Saturday, April 19th, 11:00 pm, Weitz Cinema

The second in a trilogy of films adapting the enduringly popular masterpiece The Hobbit, by J.R.R. Tolkien continues the adventure of the title character Bilbo Baggins as he journeys with the Wizard Gandalf and thirteen Dwarves, led by Thorin Oakenshield, on an epic quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor. Having survived the beginning of their unexpected journey, the Company continues east. When they finally make it to the Lonely Mountain, they must face the greatest danger of all — a creature more terrifying than any before, which will test not only the depth of their courage but the limits of their friendship and the wisdom of the journey itself — the Dragon Smaug.

Her

  • Friday, April 25th, 8:00 pm, Weitz Cinema
  • Friday, April 25th, 11:00 pm, Weitz Cinema
  • Saturday, April 26th, 2:00 pm, Weitz Cinema
  • Saturday, April 26th, 8:00 pm, Weitz Cinema
  • Saturday, April 26th, 11:00 pm, Weitz Cinema

Joaquin Phoenix stars in Spike Jonze's soulful sci-fi drama about a lonely writer who falls in love with his computer's highly advanced operating system. Theodore Twombly (Phoenix) has built his career on expressing the emotions that others cannot. His job is to pen heartfelt, deeply personal letters to complete strangers based on details provided by the clients of the company he works for, and he has a knack for finding just the right words for every occasion. Meanwhile, reluctant to sign the papers that will finalize his divorce to his childhood sweetheart, depressed Theodore has slowly withdrawn from his supportive social circle, which includes his longtime friend Amy (Amy Adams), herself floundering in a failed marriage. When Theodore purchases a new state-of-the-art computer operating system with the ability to learn and grow with the user, he sits down at his desk and prepares to get his life in order. Adopting the name Samantha (Scarlett Johansson), the perceptive software slowly begins to bring Theodore out of his shell by encouraging him to start dating again, and joining him everywhere he goes. Very quickly, their relationship turns intimate, with Theodore teaching Samantha what it means to feel human and Samantha giving him the strength to walk away from his failed marriage. Things soon get complicated, however, when Samantha's rapidly evolving knowledge base begins to alter the very core of their relationship.

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

  • Friday, May 2nd, 8:00 pm, Weitz Cinema
  • Friday, May 2nd, 11:00 pm, Weitz Cinema

New Zealand filmmaker Peter Jackson fulfills his lifelong dream of transforming author J.R.R. Tolkien's best-selling fantasy epic into a three-part motion picture that begins with this holiday 2001 release. Elijah Wood stars as Frodo Baggins, a Hobbit resident of the medieval "Middle-earth" who discovers that a ring bequeathed to him by beloved relative and benefactor Bilbo (Ian Holm) is in fact the "One Ring," a device that will allow its master to manipulate dark powers and enslave the world. Frodo is charged by the wizard Gandalf (Ian McKellen) to return the ring to Mount Doom, the evil site where it was forged millennia ago and the only place where it can be destroyed. Accompanying Frodo is a fellowship of eight others: his Hobbit friends Sam (Sean Astin), Merry (Dominic Monaghan), and Pippin (Billy Boyd); plus Gandalf; the human warriors Aragorn (Viggo Mortensen) and Boromir (Sean Bean); Elf archer Legolas (Orlando Bloom); and Dwarf soldier Gimli (John Rhys-Davies). The band's odyssey to the dreaded land of Mordor, where Mount Doom lies, takes them through the Elfish domain of Rivendell and the forest of Lothlorien, where they receive aid and comfort from the Elf princess Arwen (Liv Tyler), her father, Elrond (Hugo Weaving), and Queen Galadriel (Cate Blanchett). In pursuit of the travelers and their ring are Saruman (Christopher Lee) -- a traitorous wizard and kin, of sorts, to Gandalf -- and the Dark Riders, under the control of the evil, mysterious Sauron (Sala Baker). The Fellowship must also do battle with a troll, flying spies, Orcs, and other deadly obstacles both natural and otherwise as they draw closer to Mordor.

The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

  • Saturday, May 3rd, 2:00 pm, Weitz Cinema
  • Saturday, May 3rd, 8:00 pm, Weitz Cinema
  • Saturday, May 3rd, 11:00 pm, Weitz Cinema

The second film in Peter Jackson's series of screen adaptations of J.R.R. Tolkien's internationally popular Lord of The Rings trilogy, The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers literally begins where The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring ended, with the Fellowship splitting into three groups as they seek to return the Ring to Mordor, the forbidding land where the powerful talisman must be taken to be destroyed. Frodo (Elijah Wood), who carries the Ring, and his fellow Hobbit Sam (Sean Astin) are lost in the hills of Emyn Muil when they encounter Gollum (Andy Serkis), a strange creature who once carried the Ring and was twisted by its power. Gollum volunteers to guide the pair to Mordor; Frodo agrees, but Sam does not trust their new acquaintance. Elsewhere, Merry (Dominic Monaghan) and Pippin (Billy Boyd) are attempting to navigate Fangorn Forrest where they discover a most unusual nemesis -- Treebeard (voice of John Rhys-Davies), a walking and talking tree-shepherd who doesn't much care for Hobbits. Finally, Aragorn (Viggo Mortensen), Gimli (John Rhys-Davies), and Legolas (Orlando Bloom) arrive in Rohan to discover that the evil powers of Saruman (Christopher Lee) have robbed King Theoden (Bernard Hill) of his rule. The King's niece Éowyn (Miranda Otto) believes Aragorn and his men have the strength to defeat Saruman, his henchman Wormtongue (Brad Dourif), and their minions. Éowyn soon becomes infatuated with Aragorn, while he struggles to stay faithful to the pledge of love he made to Arwen (Liv Tyler). Gandalf (Ian McKellen) offers his help and encouragement as the Rohans, under Aragorn's leadership, attempt to face down Saruman's armies, but they soon discover how great the task before them truly is when they learn that his troops consist of 10,000 bloodthirsty creatures specially bred to fight to the death.

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

  • Sunday, May 4th, 2:00 pm, Weitz Cinema
  • Sunday, May 4th, 8:00 pm, Weitz Cinema

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King brings Peter Jackson's mammoth adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien's classic to a close in suitably epic fashion. Instead of starting just where the previous film left off, however, it goes far back in time to the moment the tormented creature Gollum first came to possess the One Ring. In this flashback, actor Andy Serkis (who voiced Gollum and performed his movements onset prior to the final CGI effects) finally gets to appear onscreen, portraying Gollum's former self, Sméagol. This disturbing scene serves as a potent reminder that the Ring seeks to corrupt even the well-intentioned Frodo (Elijah Wood), who is increasingly struggling with the dark power of the Ring himself. Thus, the film returns to the present, following Frodo, Sam (Sean Astin), and Gollum as they journey ever closer to the foreboding land of Mordor. They pass by the terrifying dark city of Minas Morgul, watching as the dreadful army of the Witch King sets out for the human strongholds in Gondor, and move on to the rocky stairs to Cirith Ungol, where an even darker enemy lies in wait. Meanwhile, the rest of the Fellowship reunites in Rohan, having defeated the wizard Saruman on two different fronts, at Helm's Deep and Isengard. They are not together for long, though, since the hobbit Pippin (Billy Boyd) gets into trouble, making it necessary for him and Gandalf (Ian McKellen) to hastily depart for Minas Tirith, capital of Gondor. Once there, they find the steward of Gondor, Denethor (John Noble), in an unstable mental state and the city preparing for battle against the amassing forces of Sauron. Denethor unwisely sends his only remaining son, Faramir (David Wenham), back into bloody battle to prove himself. He returns nearly dead, sending Denethor over the edge of sanity. In another realm, elf Arwen (Liv Tyler) begins her journey to immortal life in the Grey Havens, on her way to leave Middle-earth -- and Aragorn (Viggo Mortensen) -- forever, but has a vision that causes her to once again reconsider her decision. Back in Rohan, the men are preparing to ride to Gondor's aide. Éowyn (Miranda Otto) desperately wants to join the men in battle, but her uncle, King Théoden (Bernard Hill), orders her to stay and defend Rohan if necessary. The hobbit Merry (Dominic Monaghan) also desires to ride with the men, but is denied due to his small size and inexperience. Aragorn is met there by the elf Elrond (Hugo Weaving), who brings him the re-forged Sword that was Broken (in the ancient battle with Sauron) and urges him to take a different route to Gondor. Heeding Elrond's advice, Aragorn, along with elf Legolas (Orlando Bloom) and dwarf Gimli (John Rhys-Davies), takes a cavernous path through the mountains, where they meet ghoulish ghosts who betrayed Aragorn's ancestors and are doomed to eternal unrest unless they fulfill their broken oaths by aiding him. All but Frodo, Sam, and Gollum will meet on the massive battlefield of the Pelennor before the gates of Minas Tirith. The former three instead engage in a battle of wills between each other and the One Ring as they head toward the fires of Mount Doom to destroy it. Released in December 2003, The Return of the King topped even its massively successful trilogy predecessors at the box office, and went on to garner a whopping 11 Academy Awards, including Best Picture -- winning in all the categories in which it was nominated and tying the record of total awards won with Ben-Hur and Titanic.

The Lego Movie

  • Friday, May 16th, 8:00 pm, Weitz Cinema
  • Friday, May 16th, 11:00 pm, Weitz Cinema
  • Saturday, May 17th, 2:00 pm, Weitz Cinema
  • Saturday, May 17th, 8:00 pm, Weitz Cinema
  • Saturday, May 17th, 11:00 pm, Weitz Cinema

A lowly Lego figure (voiced by Chris Pratt) joins a group intent on battling an evil force after a case of mistaken identity in this computer-generated comedy from the filmmakers behind Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs and co-director Chris McKay (Robot Chicken). Will Arnett co-stars as the voice of Batman, who along with Superman, make appearances in the Warner Bros. picture.

Inside Llewyn Davis

  • Friday, May 23rd, 8:00 pm, Weitz Cinema
  • Friday, May 23rd, 11:00 pm, Weitz Cinema
  • Saturday, May 24th, 8:00 pm, Weitz Cinema
  • Saturday, May 24th, 11:00 pm, Weitz Cinema

Idealistic young folk singer Llewyn Davis (Oscar Isaac) struggles to make a name for himself in the Greenwich Village folk scene of the early 1960s in this fictional period drama from Joel and Ethan Coen. As the harsh winds of winter blow through the streets of New York City, the homeless singer/songwriter drifts from couch to couch in search of his big break. Feeling that he's finally burned his bridge with longtime friends and fellow folk singers Jim (Justin Timberlake) and Jean (Carey Mulligan), and convinced that his recent work on a novelty song will lead him nowhere, Llewyn hitches a ride to Chicago with the mysterious Roland Turner (John Goodman) and his taciturn valet Johnny Five (Garrett Hedlund) on a mission to audition for famed impresario Bud Grossman (F. Murray Abraham). Meanwhile, Llewyn discovers that he himself may be the biggest obstacle on his arduous road to success.

Veronica Mars

  • Friday, May 30th, 8:00 pm, Weitz Cinema
  • Friday, May 30th, 11:00 pm, Weitz Cinema
  • Saturday, May 31st, 2:00 pm, Weitz Cinema
  • Saturday, May 31st, 8:00 pm, Weitz Cinema
  • Saturday, May 31st, 11:00 pm, Weitz Cinema

The popular television mystery series makes the leap to the big screen in this feature financed by an ambitious Kickstarter campaign. Directed by Rob Thomas (who shares a co-screenwriting credit with Diane Ruggeiro), the film follows Veronica Mars (Kristen Bell) as she returns to her hometown of Neptune, CA, to investigate a case during her ten-year high-school reunion.

X-Men: Days of Future Past

  • Friday, September 19th, 9:00 pm, Bald Spot
  • Saturday, September 20th, 2:00 pm, Weitz Cinema
  • Saturday, September 20th, 8:00 pm, Weitz Cinema
  • Saturday, September 20th, 11:00 pm, Weitz Cinema

The ultimate X-Men ensemble fights a war for the survival of the species across two time periods in X-Men: Days of Future Past. The characters from the original X-Men film trilogy join forces with their younger selves from X-Men: First Class in an epic battle that must change the past - to save our future.

The Grand Budapest Hotel

  • Friday, September 26th, 8:00 pm, Weitz Cinema
  • Friday, September 26th, 11:00 pm, Weitz Cinema
  • Saturday, September 27th, 2:00 pm, Weitz Cinema
  • Saturday, September 27th, 8:00 pm, Weitz Cinema
  • Saturday, September 27th, 11:00 pm, Weitz Cinema

The Grand Budapest Hotel recounts the adventures of Gustave H, a legendary concierge at a famous European hotel between the wars, and Zero Moustafa, the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend. The story involves the theft and recovery of a priceless Renaissance painting and the battle for an enormous family fortune — all against the back-drop of a suddenly and dramatically changing Continent.

22 Jump Street

  • Friday, October 3rd, 8:00 pm, Weitz Cinema
  • Friday, October 3rd, 11:00 pm, Weitz Cinema
  • Saturday, October 4th, 2:00 pm, Weitz Cinema
  • Saturday, October 4th, 8:00 pm, Weitz Cinema
  • Saturday, October 4th, 11:00 pm, Weitz Cinema

When their department is relocated across the street to 22 Jump Street, undercover cops Schmidt (Jonah Hill) and Jenko (Channing Tatum) are tasked with posing as college students, and rooting out an elusive campus drug dealer.

The Fault in Our Stars

  • Friday, October 10th, 8:00 pm, Weitz Cinema
  • Friday, October 10th, 11:00 pm, Weitz Cinema
  • Saturday, October 11th, 2:00 pm, Weitz Cinema
  • Saturday, October 11th, 8:00 pm, Weitz Cinema
  • Saturday, October 11th, 11:00 pm, Weitz Cinema

Hazel and Gus are two teenagers who share an acerbic wit, a disdain for the conventional, and a love that sweeps them on a journey. Their relationship is all the more miraculous given that Hazel's other constant companion is an oxygen tank, Gus jokes about his prosthetic leg, and they met and fell in love at a cancer support group.

Captain America: The Winter Soldier

  • Friday, October 17th, 8:00 pm, Weitz Cinema
  • Friday, October 17th, 11:00 pm, Weitz Cinema
  • Saturday, October 18th, 2:00 pm, Weitz Cinema
  • Saturday, October 18th, 8:00 pm, Weitz Cinema

Steve Rogers continues his journey as the super-powered American soldier who's grasping to find his place in a modern world after being frozen in ice since WWII with this Marvel Studios sequel.

Guardians of the Galaxy

  • Saturday, October 18th, 11:00 pm, Weitz Cinema
  • Sunday, October 19th, 2:00 pm, Weitz Cinema
  • Sunday, October 19th, 8:00 pm, Weitz Cinema
  • Sunday, October 19th, 11:00 pm, Weitz Cinema

A group of interstellar outlaws team up to save the galaxy from a villain who seeks ultimate power in this comic book space adventure from Marvel Studios and director James Gunn.

Obvious Child

  • Friday, October 24th, 8:00 pm, Weitz Cinema
  • Friday, October 24th, 11:00 pm, Weitz Cinema
  • Saturday, October 25th, 2:00 pm, Weitz Cinema
  • Saturday, October 25th, 8:00 pm, Weitz Cinema
  • Saturday, October 25th, 11:00 pm, Weitz Cinema

Adapted from Gillian Robespierre's own short film of the same name, Obvious Child stars Jenny Slate as Donna Stern, an aspiring standup comic in her late twenties who regularly performs at a Brooklyn bar on open-mic nights when there's no cover charge. As the story opens, Donna gets dumped by her boyfriend (supposedly for talking about their relationship too much in her act) and loses her day job at a bookstore that's being evicted by the owner of the building. Not long after, during a night of epic drinking, she meets Max (Jake Lacy). The two hit it off and enjoy a drunken one-night stand, which Donna slinks away from in the morning. Weeks later, Donna discovers she's pregnant. Knowing she's in no way ready to be a mother, she decides to have an abortion. She tries repeatedly to tell Max what is happening, but keeps chickening out -- in part because he's such a nice guy.

Movie Bus

  • Saturday, November 1st, 6:00 pm, Lakeville Theater

What If

  • Friday, November 7th, 8:00 pm, Weitz Cinema
  • Friday, November 7th, 11:00 pm, Weitz Cinema
  • Saturday, November 8th, 2:00 pm, Weitz Cinema
  • Saturday, November 8th, 8:00 pm, Weitz Cinema
  • Saturday, November 8th, 11:00 pm, Weitz Cinema

Michael Dowse's romantic comedy What If explores the tried and true question can men and women ever be just friends. Dropout med student Wallace (Daniel Radcliffe) makes the acquaintance of aspiring animator Chantry (Zoe Kazan), and though they quickly take an instant liking to each other, she is committed to her live-in boyfriend Ben (Rafe Spall). They agree just to be friends, but when Ben is forced to live in Europe for work, Wallace and Chantry grow more intimate. Meanwhile, Wallace's best friend Allan (Adam Driver) encourages him to stop dithering and tell Chantry how he really feels about her.

How to Train Your Dragon 2

  • Friday, November 14th, 8:00 pm, Weitz Cinema
  • Friday, November 14th, 11:00 pm, Weitz Cinema
  • Saturday, November 15th, 2:00 pm, Weitz Cinema
  • Saturday, November 15th, 8:00 pm, Weitz Cinema
  • Saturday, November 15th, 11:00 pm, Weitz Cinema

It's been five years since Hiccup and Toothless successfully united dragons and vikings on the island of Berk. While Astrid, Snoutlout and the rest of the gang are challenging each other to dragon races (the island's new favorite contact sport), the now inseparable pair journey through the skies, charting unmapped territories and exploring new worlds. When one of their adventures leads to the discovery of a secret ice cave that is home to hundreds of new wild dragons and the mysterious Dragon Rider, the two friends find themselves at the center of a battle to protect the peace. Now, Hiccup and Toothless must unite to stand up for what they believe while recognizing that only together do they have the power to change the future of both men and dragons.

Boyhood

  • Friday, January 9th, 8:00 pm, Weitz Cinema
  • Friday, January 9th, 11:00 pm, Weitz Cinema
  • Saturday, January 10th, 8:00 pm, Weitz Cinema
  • Saturday, January 10th, 11:00 pm, Weitz Cinema

Filmed over 12 years with the same cast, Richard Linklater's BOYHOOD is a groundbreaking story of growing up as seen through the eyes of a child named Mason (a breakthrough performance by Ellar Coltrane), who literally grows up on screen before our eyes. Starring Ethan Hawke and Patricia Arquette as Mason's parents and newcomer Lorelei Linklater as his sister Samantha, BOYHOOD charts the rocky terrain of childhood like no other film has before. Snapshots of adolescence from road trips and family dinners to birthdays and graduations and all the moments in between become transcendent, set to a soundtrack spanning the years from Coldplay's Yellow to Arcade Fire's Deep Blue. BOYHOOD is both a nostalgic time capsule of the recent past and an ode to growing up and parenting. It's impossible to watch Mason and his family without thinking about our own journey.

Gone Girl

  • Friday, January 16th, 8:00 pm, Weitz Cinema
  • Friday, January 16th, 11:00 pm, Weitz Cinema
  • Saturday, January 17th, 8:00 pm, Weitz Cinema
  • Saturday, January 17th, 11:00 pm, Weitz Cinema

On the occasion of his fifth wedding anniversary, Nick Dunne (Ben Affleck) reports that his beautiful wife, Amy (Rosamund Pike), has gone missing. Under pressure from the police and a growing media frenzy, NickÕs portrait of a blissful union begins to crumble. Soon his lies, deceits and strange behavior have everyone asking the same dark question: Did Nick Dunne kill his wife?

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1

  • Friday, January 30th, 8:00 pm, Weitz Cinema
  • Friday, January 30th, 11:00 pm, Weitz Cinema
  • Saturday, January 31st, 8:00 pm, Weitz Cinema
  • Saturday, January 31st, 11:00 pm, Weitz Cinema

The Hunger Games saga continues in this sequel that finds Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) faced with a decision that could sway the fate of a nation. In the wake of the Quarter Quell, the Hunger Games have been changed forever, and Katniss ends up in District 13. Her courage having inspired a nation, the brave young heroine heeds the advice of her friends, and sets out to save Peeta (Josh Hutcherson). Meanwhile, Katniss' fragile alliance with President Coin (Julianne Moore) could lead to disaster.

Birdman

  • Friday, February 6th, 8:00 pm, Weitz Cinema
  • Friday, February 6th, 11:00 pm, Weitz Cinema
  • Saturday, February 7th, 8:00 pm, Weitz Cinema
  • Saturday, February 7th, 11:00 pm, Weitz Cinema

Birdman or The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance is a black comedy that tells the story of an actor (Michael Keaton) — famous for portraying an iconic superhero — as he struggles to mount a Broadway play. In the days leading up to opening night, he battles his ego and attempts to recover his family, his career, and himself.

Frozen Sing-A-Long

  • Sunday, February 8th, 2:00 pm, Weitz Cinema
  • Sunday, February 8th, 8:00 pm, Weitz Cinema
  • Sunday, February 8th, 11:00 pm, Weitz Cinema

After the kingdom of Arendelle is cast into eternal winter by the powerful Snow Queen Elsa (voice of Idina Menzel), her sprightly sister Anna (Kristen Bell) teams up with a rough-hewn mountaineer named Kristoff (Jonathan Groff) and his trusty reindeer Sven to break the icy spell. Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee co-directed this Walt Disney Animation Studios production based on Hans Christian Andersen's beloved fairy tale The Snow Queen.

The Theory of Everything

  • Friday, February 13th, 8:00 pm, Weitz Cinema
  • Friday, February 13th, 11:00 pm, Weitz Cinema
  • Saturday, February 14th, 8:00 pm, Weitz Cinema
  • Saturday, February 14th, 11:00 pm, Weitz Cinema

James Marsh's biopic of the celebrated scientist Stephen Hawking, The Theory of Everything, stars Eddie Redmayne as the famous figure. Enrolled as a graduate student at Cambridge, Hawking establishes himself as one of the leading minds of his generation, and begins to win the heart of Jane (Felicity Jones). After one of his earliest breakthroughs, Hawking is diagnosed with ALS, and he becomes less and less able to control his own body. With the loyal Jane at his side, he continues his work. However, as the years progress, Jane starts to feel more like a nurse than a wife, and Hawking begins to have feelings for a woman who is hired to care for him. The Theory of Everything screened at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival.

Interstellar

  • Friday, February 20th, 8:00 pm, Weitz Cinema
  • Friday, February 20th, 11:00 pm, Weitz Cinema
  • Saturday, February 21st, 8:00 pm, Weitz Cinema
  • Saturday, February 21st, 11:00 pm, Weitz Cinema

A sci-fi film that delves into Caltech physicist Kip Thorne's theories of gravity fields. A space travel story about a group of explorers who travel through a worm hole and into another dimension. Based on real science, the film will explore the mind-bending territory of black holes and gravity waves and touch on some of the hypotheses that Albert Einstein chased but never could prove.

Selma

  • Friday, February 27th, 11:00 pm, Weitz Cinema
  • Saturday, February 28th, 8:00 pm, Weitz Cinema
  • Saturday, February 28th, 11:00 pm, Weitz Cinema

The story of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s historic struggle to secure voting rights for all people — a dangerous and terrifying campaign that culminated with the epic march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, and led to President Johnson signing the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

Big Hero 6

  • Friday, March 6th, 8:00 pm, Weitz Cinema
  • Friday, March 6th, 11:00 pm, Weitz Cinema
  • Saturday, March 7th, 2:00 pm, Weitz Cinema
  • Saturday, March 7th, 8:00 pm, Weitz Cinema
  • Saturday, March 7th, 11:00 pm, Weitz Cinema

When a criminal plot threatens the hi-tech metropolis of San Fransokyo, brilliant young robotics whiz Hiro Hamada (voice of Ryan Potter) leaps into action with his tech-savvy friends, and his robot companion Baymax (voice of Scott Adsit) in Disney Animation's adaptation of the popular Marvel Comics series.

Nightcrawler

  • Friday, April 3rd, 8:00 pm, Weitz Cinema
  • Friday, April 3rd, 11:00 pm, Weitz Cinema
  • Saturday, April 4th, 8:00 pm, Weitz Cinema
  • Saturday, April 4th, 11:00 pm, Weitz Cinema

NIGHTCRAWLER is a pulse-pounding thriller set in the nocturnal underbelly of contemporary Los Angeles. Jake Gyllenhaal stars as Lou Bloom, a driven young man desperate for work who discovers the high-speed world of L.A. crime journalism. Finding a group of freelance camera crews who film crashes, fires, murder and other mayhem, Lou muscles into the cut-throat, dangerous realm of night crawling, where each police siren wail equals a possible windfall and victims are converted into dollars and cents. Aided by Rene Russo as Nina, a veteran of the blood-sport that is local TV news, Lou blurs the line between observer and participant to become the star of his own story.

Into the Woods

  • Friday, April 10th, 8:00 pm, Weitz Cinema
  • Friday, April 10th, 11:00 pm, Weitz Cinema
  • Saturday, April 11th, 8:00 pm, Weitz Cinema
  • Saturday, April 11th, 11:00 pm, Weitz Cinema

Stephen Sondheim's Into the Woods is adapted in this musical from director Rob Marshall and Walt Disney Studios. Inspired by a choice selection of Brothers Grimm fairy tales, this plot centers on a baker (James Corden) and his wife (Emily Blunt) who incur the wrath of a witch (Meryl Streep) while attempting to start a family. Subsequently cursed by the vengeful hag, the hapless couple find their fates linked with those of Cinderella (Anna Kendrick),Little Red Riding Hood (Lilla Crawford), Rapunzel (MacKenzie Mauzy) and Jack (Daniel Huttlestone) of Jack and the Beanstalk.

The Imitation Game

  • Friday, April 17th, 8:00 pm, Weitz Cinema
  • Friday, April 17th, 11:00 pm, Weitz Cinema
  • Saturday, April 18th, 8:00 pm, Weitz Cinema
  • Saturday, April 18th, 11:00 pm, Weitz Cinema

Benedict Cumberbatch stars as Alan Turing, the brilliant UK mathematician and computer scientist who helped the Allies secure victory in World War II by cracking the German enigma code, and who was later prosecuted as a homosexual by his own government. Keira Knightley, Rory Kinnear, Mark Strong, Matthew Goode, Matthew Beard, and Charles Dance co-star in this biographical drama from director Morten Tyldum (Headhunters).

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

  • Friday, April 24th, 8:00 pm, Weitz Cinema
  • Friday, April 24th, 11:00 pm, Weitz Cinema
  • Saturday, April 25th, 8:00 pm, Weitz Cinema
  • Saturday, April 25th, 11:00 pm, Weitz Cinema

Peter Jackson takes cues from the appendices of The Lord of the Rings to expand New Line Cinema's Hobbit adaptation with this third film completing the epic tale of Bilbo Baggins, as played by Martin Freeman. The story opens to find the vengeful dragon Smaug (voice of Benedict Cumberbatch) decimating the peaceful hamlet of Laketown as Bilbo, Thorin (Richard Armitage) and the rest of the dwarves lay claim to the Lonely Mountain. But their celebration is short-lived as Thorin grows obsessed with finding the Arkenstone. Meanwhile, Galadriel (Cate Blanchett) Elrond (Hugo Weaving) and Saruman (Christopher Lee) battle the Nazgul in an attempt to free Gandalf (Ian McKellen), and get some unexpected help from eccentric wizard Radagast (Sylvester McCoy). Unfortunately for all involved the struggle has only just begun, because as armies of dwarves, elves, orcs, humans and goblins converge at the base of the Lonely Mountain, the fight for the future of Middle Earth begins.

The Breakfast Club

  • Friday, May 1st, 8:00 pm, Weitz Cinema
  • Friday, May 1st, 11:00 pm, Weitz Cinema

A brain, a beauty, a jock, a rebel and a recluse are forced to spend a Saturday together in high school detention. The five bare their souls to each other then band together against their sadistic and insecure principal in this teen drama featuring the 80s 'Brat Pack.'

Back to the Future

  • Saturday, May 2nd, 8:00 pm, Weitz Cinema
  • Saturday, May 2nd, 11:00 pm, Weitz Cinema

1980s teenager Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox) is transported back in time to 1955 where he accidentally changes the course of history through a series of comic misadventures and finds he must return things to the way they were, back to the future.

Dead Poets Society

  • Sunday, May 3rd, 8:00 pm, Weitz Cinema
  • Sunday, May 3rd, 11:00 pm, Weitz Cinema

In 1959, the Welton Academy is a staid but well-respected prep school where education is a pragmatic and rather dull affair. Several of the students, however, have their thoughts on the learning process (and life itself) changed when a new teacher comes to the school.

Wild

  • Friday, May 8th, 8:00 pm, Weitz Cinema
  • Friday, May 8th, 11:00 pm, Weitz Cinema
  • Saturday, May 9th, 8:00 pm, Weitz Cinema
  • Saturday, May 9th, 11:00 pm, Weitz Cinema

A chronicle of one woman's 1,100-mile solo hike undertaken as a way to recover from a recent catastrophe.

SUMO Movie Bus to Lakeville

  • Friday, May 15th, 6:00 pm, Lakeville 21 Movie Theater

Sign up to go to the Lakeville Theater and see films such as The Avengers: Age of Ultron and Pitch Perfect 2 for free*!

*Recent releases may cost $3-5

Space Jam

  • Friday, May 22nd, 8:00 pm, Bald Spot

The entire Looney Tunes gang joins basketball superstar Michael Jordan for this magically entertaining live-action/animated feature about a winners-take-all basketball game with a ruthless group of unsavory outer space creatures. Motion picture funnyman Bill Murray and Wayne Knight are also on hand to save the day in this hilarious romp through the far reaches to the galaxy.

Cinderella

  • Friday, May 29th, 8:00 pm, Weitz Cinema
  • Friday, May 29th, 11:00 pm, Weitz Cinema
  • Saturday, May 30th, 8:00 pm, Weitz Cinema
  • Saturday, May 30th, 11:00 pm, Weitz Cinema

Kenneth Branagh directs Disney's 2015, live-action take on the classic fairy tale Cinderella, which stars Lily James as the put-upon young women forced to endure a life of labor at the hands of her stepmother (Cate Blanchett) after her father dies unexpectedly. Forced to do every menial chore imaginable, Ella maintains her good spirits and eventually strikes up a friendship with a stranger in the woods who turns out to be the prince. When the royal court holds a gala ball, Cinderella wants nothing more to attend, and although her stepmother won't allow it, she gets help from a surprising source.