Synopsis: Smart and handsome, Sam moves thousands of fans with his message, and when he calls for donations to his charity, the money pours in. Only thing is, Sam doesn’t believe a word he’s saying. Just months earlier, Sam was a college senior on the path to law school. But when a surprise tuition bill leaves him thousands of dollars in the hole, he’s forced to think outside the box. Convincing his three roommates they can make a killing exploiting the gullible church crowd, the guys start a sham charity and begin campaigning across the country, raising funds for a cause as fake as their message.
Synopsis: Inspired by Anton Chekhov’s The Seagull, the film centers around Elizabeth, a movie star, who brings her paramour Peter to her lakeside estate to visit her family on Memorial Day weekend. The household includes her ailing brother, her artist son, his ethereal muse, the family doctor and the estate's custodian, the careless caretaker and his wife, their temperamental daughter and her long suffering ornithologist husband -- the keeper of the sacred land where a bald eagle is trying to raise its young. During the weekend a disastrous turn of events leads the family from dysfunction to heartbreak and, ultimately, salvation.
Synopsis: It’s the summer of 1984, Margaret Thatcher is in power and the National Union of Mineworkers is on strike, prompting a London-based group of gay and lesbian activists to raise money to support the strikers’ families. Initially rebuffed by the Union, the group identifies a tiny mining village in Wales and sets off to make their donation in person. As the strike drags on, the two groups discover that standing together makes for the strongest union of all.
Synopsis: It's the tale of the Boxtrolls, monsters who live underneath the charming streets of Cheesebridge, who crawl out of the sewers at night to steal what the townspeople hold most dear: their children and their cheeses. At least, that’s the legend the townspeople have always believed. In truth, the Boxtrolls are a community of lovable oddballs who are raising as one of their own an abandoned and orphaned human boy named Eggs. When the Boxtrolls are targeted by a villainous exterminator who is bent on eradicating them, Eggs must venture aboveground to save them, where he teams with an adventurous young girl to save not only the Boxtrolls but the soul of Cheesebridge.
Synopsis: McCall is a man who believes he has put his mysterious past behind him and dedicated himself to beginning a new, quiet life. But when McCall meets Teri, a young girl under the control of ultra-violent Russian gangsters, he can’t stand idly by—he has to help her. Armed with hidden skills that allow him to serve vengeance against anyone who would brutalize the helpless, McCall comes out of his self-imposed retirement and finds his desire for justice reawakened. If someone has a problem, if the odds are stacked against them, if they have nowhere else to turn, McCall will help. He is The Equalizer.
Synopsis: A whimsical and visually opulent animated fairy tale set in an exciting period full of fabulous inventions, unforgettable characters, enchanting music, and fantastic adventures.
The Walt Disney Animation Studios have been on an unprecedented roll, a hot streak that propelled Frozen to historical status as the biggest animated film of all time.Anyone worried that the legendary studio is attempting to recreate that fairy tale with its next film can rest easy.
In fact, fans can expect the thrill of the new this November, because Big Hero 6 is something without precedent from the animation experts at Disney.
The studio's next animated event, Big Hero 6, is a loving riff on superhero comics, manga, and blockbuster adventure, all nestled snugly in an affecting story that belongs to the finest Disney tradition, a boy-and-his-buddy tale that in some ways evokes classic Disney relationships like the one between Mowgli and Baloo.
Set in a high-tech city that is a stunning funhouse mirror of our own high-tech culture, the studios' 54th animated feature follows Hiro Hamada, a teenage robotics prodigy who, with his trusty robo-sidekick Baymax, assembles an unconventional team of superheroes to protect their home.
IAR was recently lucky enough to be invited to Walt Disney Animation Studios in Burbank, where we, along with select other entertainment journalists, were lucky enough to see a substantial slice of Big Hero 6, as well as a unique look behind the scenes at the making of the film, talking with the filmmakers tackling the unfathomably complex process of creating a whole world from scratch.
Synopsis: Hector is a quirky psychiatrist who has become increasingly tired of his humdrum life. As he tells his girlfriend, Clara, he feels like a fraud: he hasn’t really tasted life, and yet he’s offering advice to patients who are just not getting any happier. So Hector decides to break out of his deluded and routine driven life. Armed with buckets of courage and child-like curiosity, he embarks on a global quest in hopes of uncovering the elusive secret formula for true happiness. And so begins a larger than life adventure with riotously funny results.
Synopsis: Living in isolation, Qohen, an eccentric and reclusive computer genius, is obsessively working on a mysterious project personally delegated to him by Management aimed at discovering the meaning of life – or the complete lack of one—once and for all. Increasingly disturbed by visits from people he doesn’t fully trust, including the flirtatious Bainsley, his unpredictable supervisor Job, and would-be digital therapist Dr. Shrink-Rom, it’s only when he experiences the power of love and desire that he’s able to understand his own reason for being.
Synopsis: A podcaster traveling in Canada finds himself the prisoner of an old man who plans on surgically turning him into a most horrific creature: a walrus.