Studio: Universal Pictures
Director: Ken Kwapis
Screenwriter: Jack Amiel, Michael Begler
Starring: Drew Barrymore, John Krasinski, Kristen Bell, Dermot Mulroney, Tim Blake Nelson, Ted Danson
Genre: Adventure, Family
MPAA Rating: PG (for language)
Official Website: EverybodyLovesWhales.com
Plot Summary: Inspired by the true story that captured the hearts of people across the world, the rescue adventure "Big Miracle" tells the amazing tale of a small town news reporter (John Krasinski) and a Greenpeace volunteer (Drew Barrymore) who are joined by rival world superpowers to save a family of majestic gray whales trapped by rapidly forming ice in the Arctic Circle.
Local newsman Adam Carlson (Krasinski) can't wait to escape the northern tip of Alaska for a bigger market. But just when the story of his career breaks, the world comes chasing it, too. With an oil tycoon, heads of state and hungry journalists descending upon the frigid outpost, the one who worries Adam the most is Rachel Kramer (Barrymore). Not only is she an outspoken environmentalist, she's also his ex-girlfriend.
With time running out, Rachel and Adam must rally an unlikely coalition of Inuit natives, oil companies and Russian and American military to set aside their differences and free the whales. As the world's attention turns to the top of the globe, saving these endangered animals becomes a shared cause for nations entrenched against one another and leads to a momentary thaw in the Cold War.
Studio: 20th Century Fox
Director: Joshua Trank
Screenwriter: Max Landis, Joshua Trank
Starring: Dane DeHaan, Michael B. Jordan, Alex Russell, Michael Kelly
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
MPAA Rating: PG-13 (for intense action and violence, thematic material, some language, sexual content and teen drinking)
Plot Summary: Three high school students make an incredible discovery, leading to them developing uncanny powers beyond their understanding. As they learn to control their abilities, and use them to their advantage, their lives start to spin out of control, and their darker sides begin to take over.
Studio: Magnet Releasing (Magnolia Pictures)
Director: Ti West
Screenwriter: Ti West
Starring: Sara Paxton, Pat Healy, Kelly McGillis
Genre: Horror, Supernatural Thriller
MPAA Rating: Not Available
Official Website: MagnetReleasing.com/TheInnkeepers
Plot Summary: After over one hundred years of service, The Yankee Pedlar Inn is shutting its doors for good. The last remaining employees - Claire (Sara Paxton) and Luke (Pat Healy) - are determined to uncover proof of what many believe to be one of New England's most haunted hotels. As the Inn's final days draw near, odd guests check in as the pair of minimum wage "ghost hunters" begin to experience strange and alarming events that may ultimately cause them to be mere footnotes in the hotel's long unexplained history.
Studio: The Weinstein Company
Screenwriter: Madonna, Alex Keshishian
Starring: Abbie Cornish, Oscar Isaac, James D'Arcy, Andrea Riseborough, Natalie Dormer, Richard Coyle, James Fox, Laurence Fox
Genre: Drama, Romance
MPAA Rating: R (for some domestic violence, nudity and language)
Official Website: WE-movie.com
Plot Summary: "W.E." tells the story of two fragile but determined women - Wally Winthrop and Wallis Simpson - separated by more than six decades. In 1998, lonely New Yorker Wally Winthrop (Abbie Cornish) is obsessed with what she perceives as the ultimate love story: King Edward's VIII's abdication of the British throne for the woman he loved, American divorcée Wallis Simpson. But Wally's research, including several visits to the Sotheby's auction of the Windsor Estate, reveals that the couple's life together was not as perfect as she thought. Weaving back and forth in time, "W.E." intertwines Wally's journey of discovery in New York with the story of Wallis (Andrea Riseborough) and Edward (James D'Arcy), from the glamorous early days of their romance to the slow unraveling of their lives in the decades that followed.
The Woman in Black
Studio: CBS Films
Director: James Watkins
Screenwriter: Jane Goldman
Starring: Daniel Radcliffe, Ciaran Hinds, Liz White, Janet McTeer, Alisa Khazanova, Tim McMullan, Roger Allam, Daniel Cerqueira, Shaun Dooley, Mary Stockley, Cathy Sara, David Burke, Victor McGuire, Lucy May Barker
MPAA Rating: PG-13 (for thematic material and violence/disturbing images)
Official Website: WomaninBlack.com
Plot Summary: The story follows a young lawyer, Arthur Kipps (Radcliffe), who is ordered to travel to a remote village and sort out a recently deceased client's papers. As he works alone in the client's isolated house, Kipps begins to uncover tragic secrets, his unease growing when he glimpses a mysterious woman dressed only in black. Receiving only silence from the locals, Kipps is forced to uncover the true identity of the Woman in Black on his own, leading to a desperate race against time when he discovers her true intent.
Studio: IFC Films
Director: Ben Wheatley
Screenwriter: Ben Wheatley, Amy Jump
Starring: Neil Maskell, Myanna Buring, Harry Simpson
Genre: Horror, Thriller
MPAA Rating: Not Available
Official Website: IFCFilms.com
Plot Summary: Eight months after a botched job in Kiev, Jay (Neil Maskell) is an out-of-work hitman with no job, money, health insurance and a wife constantly on his case. But when his business partner Gal (Michael Smiley) comes over for dinner and pressures Jay into taking a new assignment, Jay quickly finds himself back in the game with the promise of a big payoff after three assassinations. Although the hits start off without incident, soon things begin to unravel and Jay's paranoia reveals itself as he is plunged into the heart of darkness.