In Theaters: New Movies of the Weekend - 8.17.12

Submitted by melissa on August 17, 2012 - 6:14am


Every Friday, I'll post a list of the movies that are being released. Please comment with your thoughts!


The Odd Life of Timothy Green
  • The Odd Life of Timothy Green (out Wed)
    Screened for Cinemit members
    A childless couple bury a box in their backyard, containing all of their wishes for an infant. Soon, a child is born, though Timothy Green is not all that he appears.
  • The Expendables 2
    Cinemit gave away ROE (run of engagement) tickets
    Matt's review
    Mr. Church reunites the Expendables for what should be an easy paycheck, but when one of their men is murdered on the job, their quest for revenge puts them deep in enemy territory and up against an unexpected threat.
  • ParaNorman
    Screened for Cinemit members
    Matt's review
    A misunderstood boy who can speak with the dead, takes on ghosts, zombies and grown-ups to save his town from a centuries-old curse.
  • Sparkle
    Screened for Cinemit members
    Set in the 1960s, three sisters form girl group and soon become Motown sensations, but fame becomes a challenge as the close-knit family begins to fall apart.

Limited Release

  • Beloved (In French with English subtitles)
    (NY) Lincoln Plaza Cinema and Sunshine Cinema
    Starring Catherine Deneuve and (her real-life daughter) Chiara Mastroianni, this sly and exquisitely romantic musical drama from Christophe Honoré (Love Songs, Dans Paris) spans over three decades as it follows a mother and daughter's misadventures in love.
  • Chicken With Plums (In French with English subtitles)
    (NY) Lincoln Plaza Cinema and Angelika Cinemas, as well as in LA

    Nasser-Ali, a talented musician, loses the will to live after his wife breaks his beloved violin during an argument.
  • Compliance
    When a prank caller convinces a fast food restaurant manager to interrogate an innocent young employee, no-one is left unharmed. Based on true events.
  • Cosmopolis
    Riding across Manhattan in a stretch limo in order to get a haircut, a 28-year-old billionaire asset manager's day devolves into an odyssey with a cast of characters that start to tear his world apart.
  • Painted Skin: The Resurrection
    New York (AMC EMPIRE 25), Los Angeles (AMC Atlantic Time Square 14, AMC Puente Hills 20), San Francisco (AMC Metreon 16, AMC Cupertino Square 16) and Toronto (AMC Kennedy Commons 20)
    According to ancient lore, if a human freely offers their heart to a demon, that monster can become mortal, experiencing the true pains and passions of existence. This is the ultimate triumph of the underworld.
  • Why Stop Now?
    Also available on demand on iTunes, etc
    When a college piano prodigy tries to check his mother into rehab, he is taken hostage by her drug dealer and swept along on a wild adventure.

What will you be seeing?

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Sign me up for ParaNorman and Cosmopolis!


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