New films opening this weekend include San Andreas (Dwayne Johnson), Aloha (Bradley Cooper, Emma Stone, Rachel McAdams), Barely Lethal (Hailee Steinfeld, Samuel L Jackson, Jessica Alba), Gemma Bovery (Gemma Arterton, Jason Flemyng, Fabrice Luchini), Heaven Knows What (Arielle Holmes, Caleb Landry Jones, Ron Braunstein), Results (Guy Pearce, Cobie Smulders, Kevin Corrigan), Set Fire to the Stars (Elijah Wood, Celyn Jones, Kelly Reilly), Survivor (Milla Jovovich, Pierce Brosnan, James D’Arcy), and Unfreedom (Victor Banerjee, Adil Hussain, Bhanu Uday). Continue reading for summaries and trailers of the new movies for this weekend.
Dwayne Johnson stars in the action thriller San Andreas, as a search and rescue helicopter pilot trying to save his daughter after the infamous fault gives way.
Bradley Cooper stars as a defense worker who teams up with a pilot (Emma Stone) to stop a satellite launch in this romantic comedy from Cameron Crowe. Rachel McAdams co-stars.
A teenage special ops agent yearning for a “normal” adolescence fakes her own death and enrolls as an exchange student in a typical American high school. She quickly learns that surviving the treacherous waters of being a teenager can be more difficult than international espionage.
In this vibrant seriocomic re-imagining of Flaubert’s literary classic Madame Bovary, life imitates art in uncanny ways when earthy British beauty Gemma Bovery (Gemma Arterton) and her furniture restorer husband Charles (Jason Flemyng) move to a charming ramshackle old farmhouse in the very same Norman village where the novel was written a century earlier. Their welcoming neighbor, local baker and Flaubert expert Martin Joubert (Fabrice Luchini), becomes entranced with Gemma and sets out to be her guide and mentor to her new surroundings. It doesn’t take long before he is drawing parallels between the literary and real life woman, while he insinuates himself into her life.
Harley loves Ilya. He gives her life purpose and sets her passion ablaze. So, when he asks her to prove her love by slitting her wrists, she obliges with only mild hesitation, perhaps because of her other all-consuming love: heroin.
Recently divorced, newly rich, and utterly miserable, Danny (Kevin Corrigan) would seem to be the perfect test subject for a definitive look at the relationship between money and happiness. Danny’s well-funded ennui is interrupted by a momentous trip to the local gym, where he meets self-styled guru/owner Trevor (Guy Pearce) and irresistibly acerbic trainer Kat (Cobie Smulders). Soon, their three lives are inextricably knotted, both professionally and personally.
An aspiring poet in 1950s New York has his ordered world shaken when he embarks on a week-long retreat to save his hell raising hero, Dylan Thomas.
A State Department employee newly posted to the American embassy in London is charged with stopping terrorists from getting into the U.S. That puts her right in the line of fire and she is targeted for death and framed for crimes. Discredited, she is forced to go on the run while she tries to clear her name and stop a large-scale terrorist attack set for New Year’s Eve in Times Square.
A film by Raj Amit Kumar, with Victor Banerjee and Adil Hussain… Set in the archetypal cities of economical and patriarchal control, 4 characters come face to face with gruesome acts of violence in a battle against unfreedom.