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12/08/2013 - 9:28pm
Joe Doucett (Josh Brolin) is a despicable, womanizing, lying drunk.  Working for a small advertising agency in 1993, Joe is tasked by his boss to land the account of a car dealership over dinner and drinks.  Joe succeeds in getting the owner to agree to a deal but ruins it when he hits on the client’s wife.  He also has missed his daughter Mia’s third birthday party for this business dinner, making his ex-wife furious.
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12/01/2013 - 10:37pm
In the land of Arendelle lived two princesses:  Elsa (voice of Idina Menzel) and Anna (voice of Kristen Bell).  Elsa was born with the gift of ice.  She can create ice, snow and cold temperatures even in the heat of summer.  Elsa and Anna often play in the grand ballroom of the castle where they live with their parents the King and Queen, turning the giant room into a winter wonderland any time of year.  Once while playing, Elsa accidently hit Anna in the head with a blast of her powers, knocking Anna unconscious.
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11/25/2013 - 12:13am
David Wozniak (Vince Vaughn) drives a delivery truck for his family’s meat wholesale business in New York City.  It doesn’t demand much of him and that’s good because he doesn’t have that much to give.  David would like to be successful but just doesn’t have the drive and imagination to get it done.  He has just enough ambition to get himself into trouble when he borrows $80,000 from a loan shark to invest in a technology start-up.
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11/17/2013 - 3:07am
A sailor (Robert Redford) is alone on his sail boat in the Indian Ocean. He awakes from a nap to find water in his cabin.  His boat has struck a shipping container that has fallen off a cargo ship.  The impact has punched a hole in the hull and the incoming water has ruined all of his electronics for communication and navigation as well as the power systems of the boat.  He is able to patch the hole and manually operate the bilge pump to pull out the water.  His course is taking him into a strong storm that causes his boat to be capsized and righted twice.
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11/11/2013 - 12:42am
12 Years a Slave
 
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11/03/2013 - 11:08pm
Earth is attacked by an insect-like race called the Formics in 2086.  The sacrifice and heroism of one pilot, Mazer Rackham (Ben Kingsley) defeated the Formics and won the war for Earth.  Now, 50 years later, it appears the Formics are building their armada of space ships again leading to fear among Earth’s leaders of a pending attack.  Preparing for a possible invasion since winning the last war, children are observed to find the best candidates for Battle School where they will be immersed in various simulations and games to train them for the next conflict.
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10/27/2013 - 10:13pm
Irving Zisman (Johnny Knoxville) has recently lost his wife of 46 years and he’s pretty happy about it.  Zisman plans on having the kind of fun his wife refused him for several years; but those hopes are dashed as his estranged daughter drops off his eight-year old grandson Billy (Jackson Nicoll).  Zisman’s daughter has violated her parole and must return to prison so she asks her father to take Billy across the country to North Carolina where his drug-addled dad lives.  Zisman tries to figure out another way but realizes he’s stuck with Billy.
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10/20/2013 - 4:10am
Ray Breslin (Sylvester Stallone) is an expert in high-security prisons; so much so that he has been hired by the Federal Bureau of Prisons to be inserted as an inmate and figure out the facility’s weaknesses.  He’s been in every federal prison and managed to escape from 14 of them.  Breslin and his partner Lester Clark (Vincent D’Onofrio) run a security firm that works to make prisons escape-proof.
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10/14/2013 - 3:03am
Captain Phillips
 
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10/06/2013 - 10:56pm
The space shuttle is on a repair mission to the Hubble Space Telescope.  Dr. Ryan Stone (Sandra Bullock) is the mission specialist who is conducting the repair and installing new components she designed for use in the medical world.  Commanding the mission is veteran astronaut Matt Kowalski (George Clooney) on his final mission before retirement.  He’s trying to break the spacewalk record held by a Russian cosmonaut and is using a prototype thruster pack to maneuver quickly and easily without being tethered to the shuttle.