Zero Dark Thirty
Step inside the shoes of the people responsible for taking down America’s most sought after terrorist: Osama bin Laden. Already nominated for a best picture Oscar, Zero Dark Thirty has managed to captivate the mass media even before its theatrical release due to its portrayal of torture tactics used by the CIA at the start of the film. See what all the political fuss is about in Kathryn Bigelow’s (The Hurt Locker) newest film that makes all people, citizens or not, proud to be an American. Screenplay by Mark Boal; starring Joel Edgerton, Jessica Chastain, Edgar Ramirez, and Kyle Chandler. http://www.zerodarkthirty-movie.com
In 1949, Los Angeles’ seedy underbelly was ruled by one man: East Coast born Mickey Cohen (Sean Penn). Gangster Squad tells the story of the secret police task force responsible for breaking the law in order to take LA away from the crooks and restoring peace in the community. Ryan Gosling, Josh Brolin, Micheal Pena, and Anthony Mackie co-star, with Ruben Fleischer handling directorial duties. http://gangstersquad.warnerbros.com
A Haunted House
Following in the same footsteps as the Scary Movie franchise, A Haunted House mashes together tropes, scenes, and spooky characters from various current Hollywood horror movies and turns the whole mush into one, organic spoof organism. In typical Marion Wayans fashion, expect slapstick gags, low-brow humor, so-stupid-it’s-funny humor and absurdity. https://www.facebook.com/AHauntedHouse
Starring Downton Abby veteran Maggie Smith, first time director Dustin Hoffman (yes, the actor) brings the story of an opera company who put together a once a year fundraiser play at their local theater.