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Here Are All the Movies Opening Today, February 13; What Will You See?

Here Are All the Movies Opening Today, February 13; What Will You See?

Wide

Fifty Shades of Grey
Director: Sam Taylor-Johnson
Cast: Dakota Johnson, Jamie Dornan, Jennifer Ehle, Eloise Mumford, Luke Grimes, Victor Rasuk, Max Martini, Rita Ora, Marcia Gay Harden, Callum Keith Rennie
Synopsis: “A literature student Anastasia Steele meets a handsome, yet tormented, billionaire named Christian Grey.”
Criticwire Grade Average: C (9 reviews)


Kingsman: The Secret Service
Director: Matthew Vaughn
Cast: “Jack Davenport, Sofia Boutella, Samuel L. Jackson, Colin Firth, Mark Hamill, Mark Strong, Michael Caine, Taron Egerton, Sophie Cookson, Corey Johnson, Neve Gachev, Geoff Bell, Tom Prior, Samantha Zoe Womack, Jaymes Butler”
Synopsis: “The story of a super-secret spy organization that recruits an unrefined but promising street kid into the agency’s ultra-competitive training program just as a global threat emerges from a twisted tech genius.”
Criticwire Grade Average: B- (7 reviews)


Old Fashioned
Director: Rik Swartzwelder
Cast: Elizabeth Ann Roberts, Rik Swartzwelder, Dorothy Silver, Tyler Hollinger, LeJon Woods, Nini Hadjis, Anne Marie Nestor, Joseph Bonamico, Lindsay Heath, Maryann Nagel
Synopsis: “Clay Walsh is a former frat boy who gives up his carousing and now runs an antique shop in a small Midwestern college town. There, he has become notorious for his lofty and outdated theories on love and romance. When Amber Hewson, a free-spirited young woman with a restless soul, drifts into the area and rents the apartment above his shop, she finds herself surprisingly drawn to his noble ideas, which are new and intriguing to her. And Clay, though he tries to fight and deny it, simply cannot resist being attracted to her spontaneous and passionate embrace of life. Ultimately, Clay must step out from behind his relational theories, and Amber must overcome her own fears and deep wounds, as the two of them, together, attempt the impossible: an “old-fashioned” courtship in contemporary America.”

Limited

Da Sweet Blood of Jesus
Director: Spike Lee
Cast: Michael K. Williams, Felicia Pearson, Zaraah Abrahams, Elvis Nolasco, Steven Hauck, Stephen Tyrone Williams, Lauren Macklin
Synopsis: “Dr. Hess Green (Stephen Tyrone Williams) becomes cursed by a mysterious ancient African artifact and is overwhelmed with a newfound thirst for blood. He, however, is not a vampire. Soon after his transformation he enters into a dangerous romance with Ganja Hightower (Zaraah Abrahams) that questions the very nature of love, addiction, sex, and status in our seemingly sophisticated society.”
Criticwire Grade Average: C (8 reviews)
Theatrical Release: Various (including New York and Los Angeles, Atlanta, Chicago, Cleveland, Columbus, Detroit, Houston and Phoenix)


Gett, the Trial of Viviane Amsalem
Director: Ronit & Shlomi Elkabetz
Cast: Ronit Elkabetz, Simon Abkarian, Menashe Noy, Sasson Gabay, Eli Gornstein
Synopsis: “In Israel there is neither civil marriage nor civil divorce. Only rabbis can legitimate a marriage or its dissolution. But this dissolution is only possible with full consent from the husband, who in the end has more power that the judges. Viviane Amsalem has been applying for divorce for three years. But her husband Elisha will not agree. His cold intransigence, Viviane’s determination to fight for her freedom, and the ambiguous role of the judges shape a procedure in which tragedy vies with absurdity, and everything is brought out for judgment, apart from the initial request.” [Cannes – Director’s Fortnight]
Criticwire Grade Average: A- (9 reviews)
Theatrical Release: New York and Los Angeles (expands to various cities throughout the end of April)


Girl House
Director: Trevor Matthews
Cast: Ali Cobrin, Adam DiMarco, Slaine
Synopsis: “In an attempt to make some extra cash while away at College, Kylie moves into a house that streams content to an X-rated website. After a deranged fan hacks in to determine the house’s location, she finds herself in a terrifying fight for her life.”
Theatrical Release: Limited


Hits
Director: David Cross
Cast: Julia Stiles, Michael Cera, David Koechner, Erinn Hayes, Russ Tamblyn, Amy Carlson, Jake Cherry, Matt Walsh, Meredith Hagner, James Adomian, Derek Waters, Wyatt Cenac
Synopsis: “Hits is a comedy about a paranoid municipal worker named Dave, his The Voice–obsessed 19-year-old daughter, a wannabe teenage rapper who has an unrequited crush on the daughter, and their neighbors in a small, working-class town in upstate New York. Dave finds fame when videos of his rants at City Hall go viral, and hordes of appallingly well-meaning hipsters from Brooklyn descend on their town to make sure Dave’s rights aren’t trampled by ‘the man.'” [Sundance Film Festival]
Criticwire Grade Average: C+ (9 reviews)
Theatrical Release: Various (including New York and Los Angeles, Atlanta, Austin, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Miami, Phoenix and Seattle


The Last Five Years
Director: Richard LaGravenese
Cast: Anna Kendrick and Jeremy Jordan
Synopsis: “A musical chronicling a love affair and marriage taking place over a five year period. Jamie Wellerstein (Jordan) is a young, talented up and coming novelist who falls in love with Cathy Hiatt (Kendrick), a struggling actress. Their story is told almost entirely through song. All of Cathy’s songs begin at the end of their marriage and move backwards in time to the beginning of their love affair, while Jamie’s songs start at the beginning of their affair and move forward to the end of their marriage.”
Criticwire Grade Average: B- (10 reviews)
Theatrical Release: New York and Los Angeles (expands to various cities throughout the end of March)


The Rewrite
Director: Marc Lawrence
Cast: Marisa Tomei, Allison Janney, Hugh Grant, J.K. Simmons, Bella Heathcote, Annie Q., Chris Elliott, Aja Naomi King, Caroline Aaron, Maggie Geha, Nicole Patrick, Jason Antoon, Andrew Keenan-Bolger, Frank Harts, Olivia Luccardi
Synopsis: “An Oscar-winning writer in a slump leaves Hollywood to teach screenwriting at a college on the East Coast, where he falls for a single mom taking classes there.”
Theatrical Release: New York and Los Angeles, Boston, Chicago, Denver, Houston, Minneapolis, Philadelphia, Seattle, Tampa


What We Do in the Shadows
Director: Taika Waititi & Jemaine Clement
Cast: Jemaine Clement, Taika Waititi, Jonathon Brugh, Cori Gonzalez-Macuer, Stu Rutherford
Synopsis: “Consider the living quarters of vampires and stodgy old castles in Transylvania might come to mind. But these aren’t your typical bloodsuckers. Viago (379 years old), Deacon (183 years old), Vladislav (862 years old), and Peter (8,000 years old) have chosen to share a flat in Wellington, New Zealand. Unfortunately for them, it’s hard to make new friends due to their constant thirst for blood. Without any mortal chums left to invite them in to all of the hip establishments around town, they’ve lost touch with the current social scene. Can these creatures of the night put aside their differences as roommates and adapt to modern society?”
Criticwire Grade Average: A- (18 reviews)
Theatrical Release: New York and Los Angeles (expands to ten more markets on February 20th)


White Rabbit
Director: Tim McCann
Cast: Sam Trammell, Britt Robertson, Ryan Lee, Nick Krause
Synopsis: “A bullied teen begins to have visions of a rabbit his father forced him to kill while hunting as a young boy. The rabbit along with other imaginary characters taunt him into committing one final act of revenge.”
Theatrical Release: Various (including New York and Los Angeles, Chicago, Detroit, Miami, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Portland, Seattle and San Diego)


Wyrmwood
Director: Kiah Roache-Turner
Cast: Jay Gallagher, Bianca Bradey, Leon Burchill, Luke McKenzie, Yure Covich, Catherine Terracini, Keith Agius, Berryn Schwerdt, Cain Thompson, Beth Aubrey, Sheridan Harbridge, Damian Dyke, John Michael Burdon
Synopsis: “Barry is a talented mechanic and family man whose life is torn apart on the eve of a zombie apocalypse. His sister, Brooke, is kidnapped by a sinister team of gas-mask wearing soldiers & experimented on by a psychotic doctor. While Brooke plans her escape Barry goes out on the road to find her & teams up with Benny, a fellow survivor – together they must arm themselves and prepare to battle their way through hordes of flesh-eating monsters in a harsh Australian bushland.”
Theatrical Release: Limited


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