New in Theaters August 31 – Labor Day Weekend

With the long Labor Day weekend nearly here there plenty of time to check out a movie this weekend!  Check out the latest releases new in theaters today!

Lawless

Rating: R

'Lawless' is the true story of the infamous Bondurant Brothers: bootlegging siblings who made a run for the American Dream in Prohibition-era Virginia. In this epic gangster tale, inspired by true-life tales of author Matt Bondurant's family in his novel "The Wettest County In The World," the loyalty of three brothers is put to the test against the backdrop of the nation's most notorious crime wave.

The Possession

Rating: PG-13

Inspired by Los Angeles Times writer Leslie Gornstein's article "A Jinx in a Box," this horror film from Ghost House Pictures and director Ole Bornedal (Nightwatch) tells the tale of a broken family that comes under attack from a malevolent supernatural entity of Jewish folklore. Shortly after her parents (Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Kyra Sedgwick) divorce, a young girl purchases an ornate antique box at a yard sale. In the weeks that follow, the young girl forms an intense fixation on the box, her behavior growing increasingly bizarre as she falls into the grip of a diabolical apparition. When the girl's father discovers that the relic is in fact a holding cell for the disconnected soul of a deceased person who has been denied entry into the afterlife and needs a human host to inhabit, he fights to rid her of the evil that threatens to consume her body and soul.

The Good Doctor

Rating: PG-13

A physician heads down a dangerous road when he sets aside his ethics in this thriller from director Lance Daly. Martin Blake (Orlando Bloom) is a British medical student who has come to the United States to begin a residency at a hospital in Southern California. Blake is handsome and charming, but beneath the surface he's an arrogant man who longs to wield power over others. Blake doesn't fare well with his first few patients, and is on shaky ground with his superiors when he begins treating Diane (Riley Keough), a beautiful teenage girl with a kidney infection. Diane is clearly taken with Blake's good looks and they enjoy one another's company, while his superiors are impressed with the care he's taken with her. But Blake doesn't want Diane released too quickly, and begins adjusting her medication to that her infection will take longer to clear up. Jimmy (Michael Pena), an orderly, notices what Blake is doing, and threatens to expose him unless he does as he wants -- a steady supply of pharmaceuticals. Also starring Rob Morrow, Taraji P. Henson and J.K. Simmons, The Good Doctor received its world premiere at the 2011 Tribeca Film Festival.

Little Birds

Rating: R

The friendship between two young women is put to the test when they run away together on an ill-fated adventure in this independent drama. Lily (Juno Temple) and Alison (Kay Panabaker) are two close friends growing up in a dead-end community near the Salton Sea. Both girls are fifteen years old, and Lily is already desperate to pull up stakes and move on to someplace more exciting. Alison, on the other hand, is content in her hometown, and isn't eager to accept the responsibilities of adulthood just yet. But Alison wants to support her best friend, and when Lily steals her stepfather's truck and announces she's headed for Los Angeles, Alison impulsively agrees to tag along. The girls soon fall in with a gang of scruffy skate punks; Lily becomes infatuated with one of the boys, who barely acknowledges she's around, while Alison becomes increasingly convinced they're bad news, especially when they try to lure the girls into a potentially dangerous scheme to make money. Little Birds was an official selection at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival.

The Day

Rating: R

A group of five survivors, armed with shotguns, axes and machetes, wander the back roads of a ravaged landscape looking for refuge in 'The Day,' a terrifying look into a post-apocalyptic future.

The Ambassador

Rating: Not Rated

This darkly comic, genre-bending documentary that exposes the corrupt business of selling diplomatic titles to exploit the lucrative and limited resources of war torn, third world nations.

The Oogieloves in the Big Balloon Adventure

Rating: G

'The Oogieloves in the Big Balloon Adventure' is a simple story of a loving friendship, a surprise birthday party and a BIG adventure...It's a beautiful day in Lovelyloveville.

The Tall Man

Rating: R

In an isolated, slowly dying mining town, children are vanishing without a trace - abducted, the townsfolk whisper, by a mysterious entity known locally as "The Tall Man." Town nurse Julia Denning (Jessica Biel) seems skeptical...until her young David disappears in the middle of night. Frantic to rescue the boy, Julia lives every parent's darkest nightmare in this twisting, shock-around-each-corner thriller from acclaimed director Pascal Laugier.

The Chicken With Plumbs

Rating: PG-13

Persepolis co-directors Marjane Satrapi and Vincent Paronnaud make the leap from animation to live action with this expressionistic adaptation of Satrapi's graphic novel about a mercurial violinist who embraces death and embarks on a surreal journey through the past and future after his beloved instrument is destroyed. Tehran, 1958: Nasser Ali (Mathieu Amalric) has devoted his entire life to music. The violin bequeathed to him by his musical guru more cherished than his own wife and children, Nasser writes music capable of stirring the soul, and pours his whole heart into every note. When that instrument is broken beyond repair, the crestfallen musician retreats to his bed, and invites death to take him. But the Grim Reaper refuses to comply, and instead Nassir finds himself inexplicably transported deep into his past before bring thrust into the future to witness the fates of his neglected children firsthand. Edouard Baer, Maria DeMedeiros, and Isabella Rossellini co-star.

For a Good Time, Call...

Rating: R

The reserved Lauren (Lauren Anne Miller) and the irrepressible Katie (Ari Graynor) are polar opposites... and past enemies. But when both come up short on the funds needed to afford their dream New York City apartment a mutual friend (Justin Long) re-introduces them and they reluctantly agree to room together. These apartment-mates have nothing in common - until Lauren discovers that Katie is working as a phone-sex operator, and recognizes a good business opportunity. But as their business partnership takes off, their newfound friendship finds unexpected challenges that may leave them both, as they say, hanging on the telephone.

 

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