CityBeat - Movie Previews http://www.citybeat.com/cincinnati/articles.sec-248-1-movie_previews.html <![CDATA[Bears - ]]> Coinciding with Earth Day celebrations, Disneynature sneaks in this documentary about a family of Alaskan bears teaching the young cubs important lessons for survival. Directors Alastair Fothergil]]> <![CDATA[Ernest & Célestine - ]]> By now my well-documented aversion to animated features has been duly noted, but there’s something about this adaptation of Gabrielle Vincent’s book from directors Stéphane Aubier and Vincent]]> <![CDATA[A Haunted House 2 - ]]> No matter what the production listings say, A Haunted House 2 is a Marlon Wayans movie and the budding franchise will rise and fall based on the comic energy and will of Wayans, along with the aud]]> <![CDATA[Heaven Is for Real - ]]> Randall Wallace, the writer behind Braveheart and Pearl Harbor and director of We Were Soldiers and Secretariat, goes multi-hyphenate on Heaven is for Real, the story of a father (Greg Kinnear) stru]]> <![CDATA[Joe - ]]> Indie wunderkind director David Gordon Green (George Washington) tackles a reclamation project of sorts by casting Nicolas Cage as the titular figure, an ex-con with a righteous hot temper who bef]]> <![CDATA[Le Week-End - ]]> This idiosyncratic gem from last year’s Toronto International Film Festival from writer Hanif Kureishi and director Roger Michell (the filmmaking duo behind The Mother and Venus) felt like a ful]]> <![CDATA[Transcendence - ]]> Long-time cinematographer Wally Pfister (Christopher Nolan partner from Memento through The Dark Knight Rises, The Italian Job and Moneyball) takes the helm for the first time with Transcendence, a ]]> <![CDATA[Under the Skin - ]]> Fans of Jonathan Glazer (Sexy Beast, Birth) will certainly cheer for this pairing of the maverick visionary and Scarlett Johansson that explores the arrival of an alien preying upon the underclass]]> <![CDATA[Oculus - ]]> With assistance from Peter Schlessel, executive producer of Evil Dead and Insidious: Chapter 2, among others, Mike Flanagan directs this creep show affair from a script he co-wrote with Jeff Howar]]> <![CDATA[Particle Fever - ]]> Mark Levinson (the writer and director of Prisoner of Time from 1993) immerses himself in the realm of science, documenting the work of a uniquely diverse collection of physicists from around the ]]> <![CDATA[The Raid 2 - ]]> It would be fair to say that Gareth Evans shocked the action world with his kinetic tour de force The Raid: Redemption, which sent a police officer named Rama (Iko Uwais) into an urban hell zone, ]]> <![CDATA[Rio 2 - ]]> I have to say that I’m still mildly resistant to Hollywood animated features — and their sequels, in particular — but some part of me is willing to give this second go-around with the bird]]> <![CDATA[Breathe In - ]]> Writer-director Drake Doremus follows up Like Crazy — his romantic drama starring Felicity Jones and Anton Yelchin as a young couple struggling to maintain a sense of connection as they navigate]]> <![CDATA[Captain America: The Winter Soldier - ]]> The Marvel film dynasty makes a quantum leap from the Iron Age to what audiences, looking back years from now, will recognize as a true Golden Age in several ways. Not only are the stories and cha]]> <![CDATA[Frankie & Alice - ]]> Based on a true story, Frankie & Alice sets itself up as a sensitive exploration of a complex example of schizophrenia, and indeed there are some thoughtfully engaged exchanges between Frankie]]> <![CDATA[God's Not Dead - ]]>  A college student named Josh Wheaton (Shane Harper) confronts a modern-day crisis of faith when his philosophy professor (Kevin Sorbo) challenges the notion that God exists. The story for th]]> <![CDATA[Jinn - ]]> Forgotten legends recall the birth of three creations at the beginning of time. First, there was Man, shaped from the clay; then the Angels, creatures of light; and finally the Jinn, born of the s]]> <![CDATA[The Lunchbox - ]]> Cases of mistaken identity can certainly advance a plot, but rarely do these artificially imposed manipulative elements create an organic or believable situation that approximates the randomness o]]> <![CDATA[The Unknown Known - ]]> Errol Morris (The Fog of War: Eleven Lessons from the Life of Robert S. McNamara) has made a name for himself as a documentarian by using his unique and probing insight to uncover the truth behind]]> <![CDATA[Bad Words - ]]> Known initially for his work on television — stretching all the way back to Little House on the Prairie and Silver Spoons in the early 1980s before landing a regular lead in the series Valerie and t]]>