Non-Blockbuster Summer Movie Preview

With the Avengers, Spider-Man, Batman, and aliens vying for everyone's attention on television and on billboards, there are plenty of movies without the million dollar marketing campaigns that may be worth seeing in the movie theaters. So if you're looking for some counter-programming, the non-blockbuster movies include a Woody Allen film, a few foreign imports, and very familiar faces such as Meryl Streep, Uma Thurman, Bruce Willis, Edward Norton, Emily Blunt, and Elizabeth Banks starring in smaller-budgeted films.

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Moonrise Kingdom

Set on an island off the coast of New England in the summer of 1965, MOONRISE KINGDOM tells the story of two twelve-year-olds who fall in love, make a secret pact, and run away together into the wilderness. Bruce Willis plays the local sheriff. Edward Norton is a Khaki Scout troop leader. Bill Murray and Frances McDormand portray the young girl's parents.



Battlefield America

A young and fresh Hip-Hop dance battle movie for a new generation of dance !From the Team "Behind You Got Served"



Bel Ami (Robert Pattinson, Christina Ricci, Uma Thurman, Kristin Scott Thomas)

"Bel Ami" is the story of Georges Duroy, who travels through 1890s Paris, from cockroach ridden garrets to opulent salons, using his wits and powers of seduction to rise from poverty to wealth, from a prostitute's embrace to passionate trysts with wealthy beauties, in a world where politics and media jostle for influence, where sex is power and celebrity an obsession.



Lola Versus (Greta Gerwig, Joel Kinnaman)

Greta Gerwig plays Lola, a 29-year-old woman dumped by her longtime boyfriend Luke (Joel Kinnaman) just three weeks before their wedding.



Safety Not Guaranteed (Mark Duplass, Aubrey Plaza)

When an unusual classified ad inspires three cynical Seattle magazine employees to look for the story behind it, they discover a mysterious eccentric named Kenneth, a likable but paranoid supermarket clerk, who believes hes solved the riddle of time travel and intends to depart again soon. Together, they embark on a hilarious, smart, and unexpectedly heartfelt journey that reveals how far believing can take you.



June 15

The Tortured (Erika Christensen, Jesse Metcalf)

The perfect marriage of Craig and Elise Landry is suddenly shattered when their young son is abducted and murdered. When the killer is brought to trial, he manages to plea bargain his way to a lighter sentence. Utterly outraged by this miscarriage of justice, the grieving parents decide to take matters into their own hands.



The Woman in the Fifth (Ethan Hawke, Kristen Scott Thomas)

An American writer moves to Paris to be closer to his daughter and finds himself falling immediately on hard times. Befriended by a French Arab who offers him a job, Tom finds himself employed as a security agent as he struggles to write his second novel and see his daughter. Meanwhile, his personal life takes a turn as he becomes involved with a beguiling woman.



Your Sister's Sister (Emily Blunt, Rosemarie DeWitt)

Iris invites her friend Jack to stay at her family's island getaway after the death of his brother. At their remote cabin, Jack's drunken encounter with Hannah, Iris' sister, kicks off a revealing stretch of days.



June 22

Seeking A Friend For The End of the World

As an asteroid nears Earth, a man (Steve Carrell) finds himself alone after his wife leaves in a panic. He decides to take a road trip to reunite with his high school sweetheart. Accompanying him is a neighbour (Keira Knightley) who inadvertently puts a wrench in his plan.



To Rome With Love

A story about a number of people in Italy, some American, some Italian, some residents, some visitors, and the romances and adventures and predicaments they get into.



June 27

Beasts of the Southern Wild

A Sundance prize winner, this unforgettable feature-film debut is set in a defiant bayou community cut off from the rest of the world, as icebergs melt and prehistoric creatures descend.



June 29

People Like Us (Chris Pine, Elizabeth Banks)

In a story inspired by true events, Sam, a twenty-something, fast-talking salesman, is tasked with fulfilling his estranged father's last wishes—delivering an inheritance to a sister he never knew he had.



Take This Waltz (Seth Rogen, Michelle Williams)

When Margot, 28, meets Daniel, their chemistry is intense and immediate. But Margot suppresses her sudden attraction: she is happily married to Lou, a celebrated cookbook writer. When Margot learns that Daniel lives across the street from them, the certainty about her domestic life shatters. She and Daniel steal moments throughout the steaming Toronto summer, their eroticism heightened by their restraint. Margot finally gives in to desire and in doing so, discovers some unsettling truths about herself.



Neil Young Journeys

Neil Young documents his life.



July 6

The Magic of Belle Isle (Morgan Freeman, Virginia Madsen)

In an effort to tap into his original talent, a wheelchair-bound author moves to a rural town, where he befriends a single mother and her three kids, who help reignite his passion for writing.



The Queen of Versaille (Doc)

The Queen of Versailles follows billionaires Jackie and David's rags-to-riches story to uncover the innate virtues and flaws of the American dream.


July 13


"Family Guy" creator Seth MacFarlane brings his boundary-pushing brand of humor to the big screen for the first time as writer, director and voice star of Ted. In the live action/CG-animated comedy, he tells the story of John Bennett (Mark Wahlberg), a grown man who must deal with the cherished teddy bear who came to life as the result of a childhood wish...and has refused to leave his side ever since.


Red Lights (Cillian Murphy, Robert DeNiro, Sigourney Weaver)

Veteran paranormal researchers Dr. Margaret Matheson (Sigourney Weaver) and Tom Buckley (Cillian Murphy) debunk fraudulent claims of ghost whispering, faith healing and other psychic phenomena by detecting what Matheson calls "red lights," the subtle tricks behind every staged supernatural occurrence




Trishna (Freida Pinto)

Starring Freida Pinto and Riz Ahmed, with original songs by Amit Trivedi and an original score by Shigeru Umebayashi. Based on the novel Tess of the d'Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy. Directed by Michael Winterbottom. Produced by Melissa Parmenter.

Farewell, My Queen (Foreign Film)

Diane Kruger stars as Marie-Antoinette in the French period drama directed by Benoît Jacquot.


July 20

Union Square (Patti Lupone, Mira Sorvino)

UNION SQUARE is the setting for an unexpected reunion between two estranged sisters, one on the verge of getting married, the other on the verge of a nervous breakdown. Lucy (Academy Award(R) winner Mira Sorvino) attempts to shop for discount clothes while anxiously talking on her cell. When the news is not what she wants to hear, she has a complete meltdown. Unsure of her next move, she has an idea. Suddenly, Lucy finds herself somewhere she's never been: her younger sister Jenny's (Tammy Blanchard) loft apartment off Union Square.


The Well-Digger's Daughter (Foreign Film)

As she cuts across the fields to take her father his lunch, Patricia meets Jacques. She is eighteen, he is twenty-six. She is pretty, with the fine manners of a young lady; he is a fighter pilot and a handsome young man. A full moon will do the rest on their second meeting. There won't be a third rendezvous: Jacques is sent to the front. Patricia finds herself pregnant. The boy's rich parents accuse her of blackmail. Patricia and her father, the well-digger, will alone have the joy of welcoming her child. A joy that the Mazels will soon envy and seek to share when Jacques goes missing in action...

July 25

Ruby Sparks (Antonio Banderas, Paul Dano)

Calvin (Paul Dano) is a young novelist who achieved phenomenal success early in his career but is now struggling with his writing - as well as his romantic life. Finally, he makes a breakthrough and creates a character named Ruby who inspires him. When Calvin finds Ruby (Zoe Kazan), in the flesh, sitting on his couch about a week later, he is completely flabbergasted that his words have turned into a living, breathing person.


Aug 3

360 (Jude Law, Rachel Weisz)

Weaves together stories of an array of people from disparate social backgrounds through their intersecting relationships. Jude Law plays a travelling businessman who is contemplating a liaison with a prostitute while Rachel Weisz is a married woman who is breaking off a relationship with a younger man. Anthony Hopkins is a man searching for his missing daughter, and Ben Foster plays a sex offender recently released from prison.


Little Birds (Kate Bosworth, Juno Temple)

Celeste and Jesse Forever (Rashida Jones, Andy Samberg)

A couple in the midst of a divorce attempts to maintain their friendship while pursuing new relationships.

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Aug 10

2 Days in New York (Chris Rock, Julie Delpy)

Marion and Mingus live cozily—perhaps too cozily—with their cat and two young children from previous relationships. However, when Marion’s jolly father (played by director Delpy’s real-life dad), her oversexed sister, and her sister’s outrageous boyfriend unceremoniously descend upon them for a visit, it initiates two unforgettable days that will test Marion and Mingus’s relationship. With their unwitting racism and sexual frankness, the French triumvirate hilariously has no boundaries or filters...and no person is left unscathed in its wake.


The Awakening (Dominic West)

In 1921, England is overwhelmed by the loss and grief of World War I. Hoax exposer Florence Cathcart visits a boarding school to explain sightings of a child ghost. Everything she believes unravels as the 'missing' begin to show themselves.


Hope Springs (Meryl Streep, Tommy Lee Jones, Steve Carell)

Directed by "The Devil Wears Prada's" David Frankel, middle-aged couple married 30 years attends an intense counseling weekend to decide the fate of their marriage.


August 15

The Odd Life of Timothy Green

Academy Award®--nominated director/writer Peter Hedges ("Dan in Real Life," What's Eating Gilbert Grape?") brings enchantment to the screen with "The Odd Life of Timothy Green," an inspiring, magical story about a happily married couple, Cindy and Jim Green (Jennifer Garner and Joel Edgerton), who can't wait to start a family but can only dream about what their child would be like. When young Timothy (CJ Adams) shows up on their doorstep one stormy night, Cindy and Jim—and their small town of Stanleyville—learn that sometimes the unexpected can bring some of life's greatest gifts.



Aug 17

Chicken with Plums

A celebrated violinist (Mathieu Amalric) sinks into despair and retreats into reverie after his prized instrument is broken.


Sparkle (Whitney Houston, Jordin Sparks)

A young singing prodigy (Jordin Sparks) struggles with the newfound fame that could tear her family apart.


Aug 24

The Apparition (Ashley Greene)

When frightening events start to occur in their home, young couple Kelly (Ashley Greene) and Ben (Sebastian Stan) discover they are being haunted by a presence that was accidentally conjured during a university parapsychology experiment.


Hit and Run (Kristen Bell, Bradley Cooper, Dax Shepard)

Former getaway driver Charlie Bronson jeopardizes his Witness Protection Plan identity in order to help his girlfriend get to Los Angeles. The feds and Charlie's former gang chase them on the road.Little White Lies (Marion Cotillard, Jean Dujardin)


Aug 29

The Oogieloves in the Big Balloon Adventure (Cary Elwes, Christopher Lloyd)

It's Schluufy's birthday, and the Oogieloves (Goobie, Zoozie and Toofie), along with their friends J. Edgar, Windy Window and Ruffy, are organizing a party.


Aug 31

The Good Doctor (Orlando Bloom)

Martin Blake (Orlando Bloom) is an ambitious but anxious young doctor, eager to impress his superiors and colleagues: Chief Resident Waylans (Rob Morrow), self-assured fellow intern Dan (Troy Garity) and no-nonsense nurse Theresa (Taraji P. Henson). But things are not going Martin's way and he can't seem to shake off his insecurities.


Lawless (Tom Hardy, Gary Oldman, Shia LeBeouf)

Set in the Depression-era Franklin County, Virginia, a bootlegging gang is threatened by authorities who want a cut of their profits The Possession (Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Kyra Sedgwick)



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