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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.
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09/29/2013 - 9:10pm
Inventor Flint Lockwood (voiced by Bill Hader) has just succeeded in shutting down his machine that turned food into water on his island home of Swallow Falls.  The island is now covered in giant hamburgers, mounds of spaghetti and meatballs and massive melting scoops of ice cream.  Flint and the rest of the residents are surveying the damage when a helicopter lands containing one of Flint’s childhood heroes--TV scientist Chester V (voiced by Will Forte).
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09/22/2013 - 11:10pm
On Thanksgiving Day, two families are thrust into a nightmare with the disappearance of two six-year old girls.  Anna Dover (Erin Gerasimovich) and Joy Birch (Kyla-Drew Simmons) vanish while walking in their neighborhood between their homes.  Keller and Gracie Dover (Hugh Jackman and Maria Bello), and Franklin and Nancy Birch (Terrence Howard and Viola Davis) search their homes and the neighborhood but cannot find the girls.
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09/16/2013 - 12:12am
Josh Lambert (Patrick Wilson) has just returned from the other side with his son Dalton (Ty Simpkins).  Paranormal investigator Elise Ranier (Lin Shaye) is sitting in a chair dead, bruised around her neck where she’d been strangled.  Renai Lambert (Rose Byrne) is happy to have her son back from his comatose state but is concerned her husband is a murderer.  While police investigate, the Lamberts move in with Josh’s mother Lorraine (Barbara Hershey).  It isn’t long before strange noises are heard and objects are moved seemingly without anyone around.