14A, Drama, 163 min
In 2002, Richard Linklater cast a six-year-old boy to play a child named Mason (Ellar Coltrane). Using the same cast from start to beginning, Linklater wrote and directed this groundbreaking story of a little boy growing from six to 18 before our eyes.
We watch as he goes through the ordinary passages of boyhood, from learning how to play football and riding a bicycle, to more complicated things such as discovering girls, trying alcohol and discovering what he wants to do with his life.
Dolphin Tale 2
G, Family, 107 min
Several years earlier, Sawyer Nelson (Nathan Gamble) and the team at the Clearwater Marine Hospital in Florida, headed by Dr. Clay Haskett (Harry Connick, Jr.), rescued Winter the dolphin. They enlisted the help of Dr. Cameron McCarthy (Morgan Freeman), who developed a unique prosthetic tail for the injured dolphin, thereby saving her life.
When Winterís surrogate mother, an elderly dolphin named Panama, passes away, Winter is left without a pool mate. Not only is Winter lonely without her friend, but according to USDA regulations, dolphins, who are very social, can't be housed alone. Clearwater needed to find Winter another friend or lose her to another aquarium. When another baby dolphin needs rescuing, they may have just found the solution to their problem.
Guardians of the Galaxy
PG, Action, 121 min
Peter Quill (Chris Pratt) starts off as an Earth child whose mother is dying. When she passes, it changes his outlook on life. Heís then raised as a space adventurer and thief whose life is in danger after stealing a mysterious orb. Many in the universe seek the orb, although only some know its true power and purpose. When Quill discovers why thugs and villains are after the orb, he must bring together rivals and enemies to help protect the universe.
Gamora (Zoe Saldana) is connected with Thanos, a powerful being feared by many. She meets Peter under dangerous circumstances and Peter must quickly decide if the deadly and talented Gamora could become an ally or if her loyalty lies with Thanos. Drax (Dave Bautista) has a rough reputation and has no wish to help Peter, unless they find common ground. Genetic experiment Rocket (Bradley Cooper) has teamed up with the tree-like Groot (Vin Diesel) to capture Peter for bounty, unless he can convince them heís worth more to them than a payday.
If I Stay
PG, Drama, 108 min
Mia (ChloŽ Grace Moretz) is a 17-year-old gifted cellist with a loving family and boyfriend (Jamie Blackley) as well an amazing career ahead of her. That all changes in an instant when Mia and her family are involved in a horrible car accident.
Rushed to ICU, hovering between life and death, Mia has an out-of-body experience as she lies in a coma. She finds out her parents died in the accident and watches as her extended family and friends come to visit her in the hospital. She soon realizes she has a choice to makewake up to a life that will be more difficult than she had ever imaginedor let go and die.
Based on the young adult novel by Gayle Forman.
Canadian Connection: Filmed in Vancouver and Coquitlam, British Columbia. Several cast members are Canadian.
Let's Be Cops
14A, Comedy, 105 min
When two best friends (Damon Wayans Jr., Jake Johnson) dress as police officers for a costume party, they become instantly famous in the neighborhood. However, these non-cops soon find themselves tangled in the real life world of crime, mobsters and dirty cops.
The November Man
14A, Action, 108 min
When the past lures Peter Devereaux (Pierce Brosnan) out of retirement, the ex-CIA agent finds himself entangled in a political conspiracy involving high-ranking CIA officials and the Russian President-elect.
Tasked with protecting Alice Fournier (Olga Kurylenko), a woman whose secrets threaten the future of old alliances, professional circumstances pit Devereaux against his former protege, David Mason (Luke Bracey), a sniper with deadly aim.
Based on Bill Granger's political thriller, There Are No Spies, the seventh installment in The November Man series.
When the Game Stands Tall
PG, Drama, 115 min
Inspired by a true story, WHEN THE GAME STANDS TALL tells the remarkable journey of legendary football coach Bob Ladouceur (Jim Caviezel), who took the De La Salle High School Spartans from obscurity to a 151-game winning streak that shattered all records for any American sport.