Studio: Magnolia Pictures
Director: Declan Donnellan
Screenwriter: Rachel Bennette
Starring: Robert Pattinson, Uma Thurman, Kristin Scott Thomas, Christina Ricci
Genre: Biography, Drama
Plot Summary: "Bel Ami" is the story of Georges Duroy, who travels through 1890s Paris, from cockroach ridden garrets to opulent salons, using his wits and powers of seduction to rise from poverty to wealth, from a prostitute’s embrace to passionate trysts with wealthy beauties, in a world where politics and media jostle for influence, where sex is power and celebrity an obsession.
For the Love of Money
Release Date: June 8, 2012 (limited)
Studio: All Cash Productions / Archstone Distribution
Director: Ellie Kanner-Zuckerman
Screenwriter: Jenna Mattison
Starring: Yuda Levi, James Caan, Paul Sorvino, Oded Fehr, Edward Furlong, Steven Bauer, Joshua Biton, Jonathan Lipnicki, Richard Gunn, Jeffrey Tambor
MPAA Rating: R (for violence, pervasive language, drug content and brief nudity)
Official Website: FortheLoveofMoneythemovie.com
Plot Summary: Spanning over two decades, “For the Love of Money” follows the true account of a Jewish immigrant who searches for his piece of the American dream.
The story begins in Tel Aviv in 1973, where young Izek is raised in a seedy, gangster filled illegal casino that operates behind his family’s bar. The casino is a haven for unsavory characters who seek to corrupt him to their way of life. When violence and crime finds its way to him and his family, Izek (played by Yuda Levi) and his family relocate to Los Angeles. Hoping to start anew, he pursues his ambitions. Success seems to find him at every turn and after falling in love with the beautiful Aline (Delphine Chanéac), Lady luck seems to be on his side.
However, it isn’t long before the world of crime that Izek tried to escape so long ago continues to doggedly follow his every step. Threatened by a temperamental gangster (James Caan), his criminal cousin (Oded Fehr), and even a Colombian drug lord (Steven Bauer), Izek finds that starting with a clean slate is all but impossible. As those close to him fall victim to the promises of quick money by the way of the gun, violence surrounds Izek until he has no choice but to confront it.
Studio: Fox Searchlight Pictures
Director: Daryl Wein
Screenwriter: Daryl Wein, Zoe Lister Jones
Starring: Greta Gerwig, Joel Kinnaman, Zoe Lister-Jones, Hamish Linklater, Bill Pullman, Ebon Moss-Bachrach, Jay Pharaoh, Debra Winger
Genre: Comedy, Drama
MPAA Rating: R (for language, sexuality and drug use)
Official Website: FoxSearchlight.com/LolaVersus
Plot Summary: Greta Gerwig plays Lola, a 29-year-old woman dumped by her longtime boyfriend Luke (Kinnaman) just three weeks before their wedding. With the help of her close friends Henry (Linklater) and Alice (Lister-Jones), Lola embarks on a series of desperate encounters in an attempt to find her place in the world as a single woman approaching 30.
Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted
Studio: DreamWorks Animation
Director: Eric Darnell, Tom McGrath, Conrad Vernon
Screenwriter: Noah Baumbach
Starring: Ben Stiller, Chris Rock, David Schwimmer, Jada Pinkett Smith, Sacha Baron Cohen, Cedric The Entertainer, Andy Richter, Frances McDormand, Jessica Chastain, Martin Short, Bryan Cranston
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family
MPAA Rating: PG (for some mild action and rude humor)
Official Website: Madagascarmovie.com
Plot Summary: Alex the Lion, Marty the Zebra, Gloria the Hippo, and Melman the Giraffe are still fighting to get home to their beloved Big Apple and of course, King Julien, Maurice and the Penguins are all along for the comedic adventure. Their journey takes them through Europe where they find the perfect cover: a traveling circus, which they reinvent – Madagascar style.
Peace, Love & Misunderstanding
Studio: IFC Films
Director: Bruce Beresford
Screenwriter: Christina Mengert, Joseph Muszynski
Starring: Jane Fonda, Catherine Keener, Chace Crawford, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Nat Wolff, Marissa O'Donnell, Elizabeth Olsen
MPAA Rating: R (for drug content and some sexual references)
Plot Summary: A portrait of an unconventional family, "Peace, Love, & Misunderstanding" tells the story of Diane (Keener), a conservative New York City lawyer who is in desperate need of an escape after her husband asks for a divorce. Along with her two children (Olsen and Wolff), she takes refuge at her estranged hippie mother Grace's (Fonda) farmhouse, where she is exposed to a motley crew of free thinkers. What was meant to be a stress-free getaway quickly turns into a reminder of why Diane escaped her mother's hippie lifestyle in the first place, but the reunion forcers her, her children, and Grace to search for peace with each other and with themselves.
Studio: 20th Century Fox
Director: Ridley Scott
Screenwriter: Damon Lindelof, Jon Spaihts, Ridley Scott
Starring: Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender, Guy Pearce, Idris Elba, Logan Marshall-Green, Charlize Theron
MPAA Rating: R (for sci-fi violence including intense images, and brief language)
Official Website: Prometheusmovie.com | WeylandIndustries.com
Plot Summary: Visionary filmmaker Ridley Scott returns to the genre he helped define, creating an original science fiction epic set in the most dangerous corners of the universe. The film takes a team of scientists and explorers on a thrilling journey that will test their physical and mental limits and strand them on a distant world, where they will discover the answers to our most profound questions and to life's ultimate mystery.