CityBeat - Movie Previews http://www.citybeat.com/cincinnati/articles.sec-248-1-movie_previews.html <![CDATA[45 Years - ]]> Can an encounter, an event or a person from the distant past erase vivid experiences that followed? ]]> <![CDATA[The Choice - ]]> Yet another Nicholas Sparks adaptation, this time from director Ross Katz (an Academy Award-nominated co-producer of In the Bedroom and Lost in Translation), traffics in the typical melodrama we have come to expect from the master of love disasters.]]> <![CDATA[Hail, Caesar! - ]]> Ethan and Joel Coen return to period Hollywood comedy, but this time — unlike the black comedy of Barton Fink — it appears that they are far more interested in slaphappy hijinks. ]]> <![CDATA[Ip Man 3 - ]]> In the late 1950s, Master Ip (Donnie Yen) maintains a peaceful existence as a Kung Fu master and teacher in the community with a wife and young son. ]]> <![CDATA[Mustang - ]]> This film captures the innocent interactions between five sisters and some local Turkish boys during the early summer that results in scandal with harsh personal consequences. ]]> <![CDATA[Pride and Prejudice and Zombies - ]]> Can you live by the rules of social etiquette and polite society in the face of an escalating zombie apocalypse? ]]> <![CDATA[Fifty Shades of Black - ]]> The spoof-tastic creative team behind A Haunted House and its sequel explores shades of off-color humor in its skewering of the Fifty Shades of Grey phenomenon. ]]> <![CDATA[The Finest Hours - ]]> Director Craig Gillespie  takes audiences into the eye of a horrific natural disaster as the crews of a pair of oil tankers, broken and stranded off the coast of Cape Cod, prepare for the worst while a small Coast Guard squad sets off on an implausible rescue mission.]]> <![CDATA[Jane Got a Gun - ]]> Jane Hammond (Natalie Portman) is a typical frontier woman, a hardened wife willing to stand by her man (Noah Emmerich), a reformed outlaw with his former gang — under new leadership (Ewan McGregor) — breathing down his neck.]]> <![CDATA[Kung Fu Panda 3 - ]]> Unlikely hero Po (Jack Black) has proven that even a cuddly and loveable panda has the potential to be a great warrior. ]]> <![CDATA[Anomalisa - Anomalisa (Preview)]]> This Academy Award nominee for Best Animated Feature bears the idiosyncratic stamp of its co-creator Charlie Kaufman (Oscar-winning screenwriter of Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind) who, along]]> <![CDATA[13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi - ]]> Taking a break from the exaggerated violence of The Transformers franchise, Michael Bay sets his sights on the real-life drama and intensely perilous action of the assault on the U.S. embassy in Libya.]]> <![CDATA[Norm of the North - ]]> Norm (voiced by Rob Schneider) is a polar bear from the Arctic who, along with a trio of lemming buddies, finds himself in New York City, struggling to survive until he becomes a corporate mascot.]]> <![CDATA[Ride Along 2 - ]]> Watching the trailers for Tim Story’s Ride Along 2 makes me wonder if there’s a pairing option out there in which a Kevin Hart combo wouldn’t end up being a mismatched buddy picture.]]> <![CDATA[The Hateful Eight - ]]> Critics have been tripping over themselves to draw comparisons between grindmeister Quentin Tarantino and the great mystery writer Agatha Christie, due to the Ten Little Indians premise that serves as the foundation of The Hateful Eight.]]> <![CDATA[Hitchcock/Truffaut - ]]> For this documentary, Kent Jones, former film critic and programming director with the New York Film Festival, gathered filmmakers to discuss the impact of François Truffaut’s seminal book, Cinema According to Hitchcock. ]]> <![CDATA[Sisters - ]]>

Apparently women can suffer from insufferable cases of arrested development just like guys, which Amy Poehler and Tina Fey seem intent on proving in Jason Moore’s Sisters.

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<![CDATA[Star Wars: The Force Awakens - ]]> There’s a confounding disturbance in the holiday release schedule this year. ]]> <![CDATA[In the Heart of the Sea - ]]> Having staked his claim as a noted Academy Award-worthy filmmaker (Best Picture and Best Director on A Beautiful Mind along with nominations in both categories seven years later for Frost/Nixon), Ron Howard has ventured down a more eclectic pathway as of late.]]> <![CDATA[Chi-Raq - ]]>

Teyonah Parris, seemingly ready for a full-on breakout after attracting attention last year in Dear White People, leads the charge in Spike Lee’s latest, a modern adaptation of Aristophanes’ ancient Greek play Lysistrata.

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