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LUCKY Comedy, 103mins. ICAP Media. Dir: Gil Cates Jr. Key cast: Colin Hanks, Ari Graynor, Jeffrey Tambor. A wannabe serial killer wins the lottery and pursues his lifelong crush. Laemmle Monica 1

MOONLIGHT MASK Comedy, drama, 102mins. Kadokawa Shoten Co. Dir: Itsuji Itao. Key cast: Itsuji Itao, Tadanobu Asano. It is 1947, after the end of the Second World War. A man returns home from the battlefield. He is Usagi Morinoya, a talented and popular rakugo storyteller. He comes home with a bandage around his war- wounded face and with no memory of his past. Le Merigot 1

ONE IN THE CHAMBER (SELECTED SCENES) Action/adventure. Motion Picture Corporation of America. Key cast: Cuba Gooding Jr, Dolph Lundgren. An assassin for the Russian mafia fights an underworld war when he becomes the target of an unknown enemy. Ocean Screenings 1

ONE WAY TRIP 3D Horror, 100mins. Lightning Entertainment. Dir: Markus Welter. Key cast: Sabrina Reiter, Melanie Winiger, Herbert Leiser. Eight teenagers decide to take a camping vacation to the Swiss hill country to search for a powerful, rare magic mushroom that grows there. They arrive at a secluded location deep in the woods, the mushrooms are collected and, once darkness falls, the party starts. AMC Santa Monica 1

THE ORATOR See box, above

RAMPART Drama, 100mins. Sierra/ Affinity. Dir: Oren Moverman. Key cast: Woody Harrelson, Ned Beatty, Ben Foster. Los Angeles, 1999 — Officer Dave Brown is a

ALMOST PERFECT Romantic drama, comedy, 106mins. Eleven Arts. Dir: Bertha Bay-Sa Pan. Key cast: Kelly Hu, Roger Rees. When you need a ride from the airport, you call Vanessa. When your boyfriend leaves, you call Vanessa. When you need someone to take over the family business, you call Vanessa — and she’ll never, ever say no. At 34, she’s still her large and boisterous family’s go-to girl, with a threadbare excuse of a life of her own. Suddenly, she runs into an old friend, the almost perfect guy who just might be perfect for her. But, as those sparks fly, her family starts to go up in flames. Fairmont 3


THE ORATOR Drama, 110mins. NZ Film. Dir: Tusi Tamasese. Key cast: Tausili Pushparaj, Fiaula Sanote. Saili lives a simple life with his beloved wife and

Rampart Precinct cop, dedicated to doing “the people’s dirty work” and asserting questionable methods of justice, often blurring the lines between right and wrong to maintain his action-hero state of mind. AMC Santa Monica 3

RORRIMBO & THE MAGIC GOBLET 3D Animation, childrens, 15mins. Planeta Inform Film Distribution (ex-Sovexportfilm International Sales). Dir: Katya Grokhovskaja. Key cast: Renata Litvinova. Long ago the inhabitants of a fairytale world imprisoned the evil spirit of witch Vergilda in a goblet and hid it on our planet. Now the goblet is found and the spell is broken. Vergilda is free and she seeks revenge. Nobody knows that she gets stronger with children’s fears. But there appears a good-natured creature, Rorrim Bo, who is determined to help the kids

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daughter in an isolated, traditional village on the islands of Samoa. Forced to protect his land and family, Saili must face his fears and seek the right to speak up for those he loves. Criterion 2

fight the witch. All Rorrim lacks is a little bravery. Criterion 1

ROSEWOOD LANE Thriller, 110mins. Voltage Pictures. Dir: Victor Salva. Key cast: Rose McGowan, Lauren Velez. When Doctor Sonny Blake returns to live in the town she grew up in, a demon from her abusive past return as well. He’s the teenage paper delivery boy. AMC Santa Monica 2

SEANCE Thriller, 88mins. Arrow Entertainment. Dir: Alex Wright. Key cast: Bobby Campo, Nazneen Contractor, Chris Olivero. Four college kids video themselves holding a seance in the city morgue and summon a demon, unleashing a nightmare from which there is no escape. Fairmont 1

STELLA DAYS Drama, 100mins. Films

Distribution. Dir: Thaddeus O’Sullivan. Key cast: Martin Sheen, Trystan Gravelle. A small-town cinema in rural Ireland becomes the setting for a dramatic struggle between faith and passion, Rome and Hollywood, and a man and his conscience. Criterion 4

SUPERHEROES Archstone Distribution. Dir: Mike Barnett. Key cast: Mr Extreme, Master Legend, The Crimson. They patrol the dark and dangerous streets, seeking out crooks, criminals, evildoers, villains and goons, all while maintaining a secret identity. They call themselves Real-Life Superheroes and they are on a quest to save humanity. Fairmont 2

SWERVE Thriller, 83mins. Moviehouse Entertainment. Dir: Craig Lahiff. Key cast: Jason Clarke, Emma Booth, David Lyons. Driving cross-country, Colin breaks down outside a small town. As he does so, two more cars speed toward each-other on the desert highway and end up in a fatal collision, killing one of them instantly. Fairmont 3

YOUR SISTER’S SISTER Comedy, 90mins. Protagonist Pictures. Dir: Lynn Shelton. Key cast: Emily Blunt, Mark Duplass, Rosemarie DeWitt. Jack is sent by his close friend Iris to her family’s remote vacation home to reflect on his life, only to unexpectedly find Iris’ older sister Hannah there for similar purposes. The two quickly get to know each other over an evening of tequila, but when Iris arrives unannounced the next morning, it sets off a chain reaction of revelations that will complicate their lives forever. Broadway Cineplex 4


ABALLAY Western, 101mins. KWA. Dir: Fernando Spiner. Key cast: Pablo Cedron, Nazareno Casero. Aballay was a bad- tempered gaucho, but sometimes the image reflected by a mirror makes a man reconsider his whole life. After killing a man, the terrified look of the victim’s son raised Aballay’s consciousness about his savagery. Years go by, Aballay makes a promise and keeps it: he doesn’t kill or steal again. He becomes a sort of saint to people’s eyes. But that kid’s look doesn’t leave him. Fairmont 5

BAD MEAT Horror, 90mins. Jinga Films. Dir: Lulu Jarmen. Key cast: Elisabeth Harnois, Dave Franco, Mark Pelegrino. A group of so-called problem teens are sent by their parents to a repressive Boot Camp in the middle of nowhere, in the hope that the strict regime will transform them into youthful model citizens that their parents can be proud of. However, when the kids refuse to play ball, tensions emerge between them as they try to resist the guards’ sadistic methods. Le Merigot 2

BLOODWORK Thriller, horror, 100mins. Lightning Entertainment. Dir: Eric Wostenberg. Key cast: Travis Van Winkle, Tricia Helfer. Best friends Greg and Rob, college roommates, decide to earn a little extra cash by participating in a two-week pharmaceutical test over the Christmas holidays. Locked into a remote hospital facility far out in the isolated countryside, they find themselves part of a bizarre series of tests. AMC Santa Monica 6

CARJACKED Thriller, 92mins. CMG — Cinema Management


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