CityBeat - Movie Previews http://www.citybeat.com/cincinnati/articles.sec-248-1-movie_previews.html <![CDATA[Mad Max: Fury Road - ]]>  The post-apocalyptic wasteland as only George Miller has ever dared to present it gets a gloriously violent reboot. Miller brings back his signature antihero, the original road warrior Max R]]> <![CDATA[Pitch Perfect 2 - ]]> Despite concerns for my own credibility, I find that I must let it be known that I was a huge fan of the first Pitch Perfect movie. The rise of the Barden Bellas, in particular the quietly alterna]]> <![CDATA[The D Train - ]]> What does it say about our culture and society that we all seemingly automatically identify with the story of someone like Dan Landsman (Jack Black) — a quintessential high school loser and memb]]> <![CDATA[Hope Bridge - ]]> Filmed in and around Lexington and Lawrenceburg, Ky., Joshua Overbay’s second feature (following last year’s As It Is In Heaven) delves into questions of redemption as a high school student (Boo]]> <![CDATA[Hot Pursuit - ]]> What starts out as a simple (minded) mismatched duo — a strict police officer (Reese Witherspoon) and the widow (Sofía Vergara) of a drug boss — who end up going on a Texas-style road trip, l]]> <![CDATA[White God - ]]> Hungarian feature White God captures the story of Lili (Zsófia Psotta), a 13-year-old girl with a strong protective love for her dog Hagen, which gets put to the test when her father, unbeknownst]]> <![CDATA[Avengers: Age of Ultron - ]]> Joss Whedon (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) managed, in the first installment of Marvel’s heroic team-up, to exert his sure-handed command of multiple characters and fast-paced witty repartee in the ]]> <![CDATA[Adult Beginners - ]]> Sometimes it is fun to watch performers who are recognizable for their supporting work in mainstream projects to go full indie, seizing the opportunity to play leads in films that, in actuality, a]]> <![CDATA[Desert Dancer - ]]> In the midst of a governmental crackdown on dancing and a host of concerns involving Iran’s constant volatility on the political front, Afshin Ghaffarian (Reece Ritchie) bravely (some might argu]]> <![CDATA[The Age of Adaline - ]]> For more literary-minded moviegoers, the premise of The Age of Adaline might draw comparisons to novelist Pete Hamill’s Forever, which does not serve as the basis for the ABC television series of ]]> <![CDATA[Ex Machina - ]]> Writer-director Alex Garland (writer-producer of 28 Days Later and Sunshine) engineers a film in Ex Machina that speaks to the astronomically escalating advances of technology and its impact on ou]]> <![CDATA[Little Boy - ]]> It seems like the scheduling team missed an opportunity with the release of Little Boy, from co-writer (with Pepe Portillo) and director Alejandro Monteverde (Bella), a story bathed in the endearing]]> <![CDATA[Monsters: Dark Continent - ]]> In Monsters (2010), Earth and its inhabitants struggled to deal with the aftermath of an alien invasion, which was concentrated in Central America, despite America and Mexico’s best efforts to]]> <![CDATA[The Principle - ]]> The question regarding our place (and by extension the planet Earth’s) in the universe has never truly been explained, at least not satisfactorily and it appears that a new round of investigatio]]> <![CDATA[The Salt of the Earth - ]]> Photographer Sebastião Salgado, a 40-year veteran in the field with experience capturing international conflicts, the face of global starvation and heartbreaking exoduses, shifts his focus to the]]> <![CDATA[The Water Diviner - ]]> Academy Award-winning actor Russell Crowe assumes double duty on both sides of the camera with The Water Diviner, the tale of an Australian farmer (Crowe) who, after the Battle of Gallipoli in 191]]> <![CDATA[Child 44 - ]]> Swedish director Daniel Espinosa (Easy Money) enjoyed what should have been a major studio breakout with Safe House (and the movie’s star Denzel Washington), but didn’t quite capitalize with a]]> <![CDATA[Monkey Kingdom - ]]> Disneynature, as a brand, has seized upon an ingenious opportunity to tap into the wildlife film market by crafting heartwarmingly human narratives out of the experiences of various members of t]]> <![CDATA[Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 - ]]> Paul Blart (Kevin James) made a name and reputation for himself by cleaning up crime and corruption at his local mall. He came to realize that such work is a full-time job that requires complete v]]> <![CDATA[True Story - ]]> New York Times Magazine reporter Michael Finkel (Jonah Hill), a rising journalistic star that played poker like a champion because he could lie with a steely calm, was soon discovered to be doct]]>