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THE IMITATION GAME

The Imitation Game is a nail-biting race against time following Alan Turing (pioneer of modern-day computing and credited with cracking the German Enigma code) and his brilliant team at Britain’s top-secret code-breaking centre, Bletchley Park, during the darkest days of World War II. Turing (played by Benedict Cumberbatch), whose contributions and genius significantly shortened the war, saving thousands of lives, was the eventual victim of an unenlightened British establishment, but his work and legacy live on. Keira Knightley, Matthew Goode, Charles Dance, Allen Leech and Rory Kinnear also star. The Imitation Game is in theaters November 14, 2014.

I ORIGINS

I Origins is the second feature film from writer and director Mike Cahill (Another Earth) and tells the story of Dr. Ian Gray (Michael Pitt), a molecular biologist studying the evolution of the eye. He finds his work permeating his life after a brief encounter with an exotic young woman (Astrid Bergès-Frisbey) who slips away from him. As his research continues years later with his lab partner Karen (Brit Marling), they make a stunning scientific discovery that has far reaching implications and complicates both his scientific and spiritual beliefs. Traveling half way around the world, he risks everything he has ever known to validate his theory.

I am seeing ioriginsmovie tonight and I am very excited! I’m a fan of both Michael Pitt and Brit Marling, and I enjoyed Another Earth, so I am definitely looking forward to this one.

LAGGIES

Keira Knightley, Sam Rockwell and Chloë Grace Moretz star in this dramedy about a woman stuck in permanent adolescence who lies to her fiancé about going on a retreat but spends this time hanging out with her teenage friends instead. Directed by Lynn Shelton (Your Sister’s Sister, Touchy Feely), for the most part Laggies seems like a predictable but far more entertaining version of The Lifeguard. Probably worth a look.In theaters September 2014.  

A MOST WANTED MAN

The late Philip Seymour Hoffman, Rachel McAdams, Daniel Brühl, Willem Defoe and Robin Wright star in this taut political thriller about a German spy’s attempt to uncover a terrorist scheme. Based on the book by John le Carré, A Most Wanted Man is directed by Anton Corbijn (The American, Control) and will be on limited release in the US on July 25, 2014.  

FURY

From director David Ayer (Street Kings, End of Watch), Fury is a World War II drama that revolves around battle-hardened army sergeant dubbed Wardaddy (Brad Pitt), his 5-man crew, and a deadly mission behind enemy lines. Also starring Michael Peña, Shia LaBeouf, Logan Lerman, The Walking Dead's Jon Bernthal and Jason Isaacs, Fury roars into US theaters November 14, 2014.

THE JUDGE

Robert Downey Jr. trades in the Iron Man suit for attorney apparel in The Judge, a dramedy about a hotshot lawyer who returns to his hometown for his mother’s funeral and finds that his estranged father (Robert Duvall) needs his help with a dark secret from his past. Also starring Vera Farmiga, Vincent D’Onofrio and David Krumholtz, The Judge is directed by Wedding Crashers' David Dobkin and is slated for release October 10, 2014. 

THE TWO FACES OF JANUARY

Viggo Mortensen, Kirsten Dunst and Oscar Isaac star in this twisty thriller about a seemingly picture perfect American couple whose dark past is uncovered by a stranger during a trip to Greece. The Two Faces of January is an adaptation of the book by Patricia Highsmith, and is also the first feature film directed by Drive writer Hossein Amini. The Talented Mr. Ripley meets Bonnie and Clyde in this suspenseful film noir, on limited release in the US on October 3, 2014.

BIRDMAN

Starring Michael Keaton, Emma Stone and Edward Norton, and directed by Alejandro Gonzàlez Iñárritu (Amores Perros, Biutiful), Birdman is a dark comedy about an actor famous for portraying a superhero and his rocky transition to Broadway. Keaton is a clever and fantastic pick for the title role not only because he’s a charming actor, but because he is also known for playing an iconic superhero in the Tim Burton Batman movies. Birdman is slated for US release on October 17, 2014.