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“I met Frankie Valli years ago in passing. I was never a fan of music of that particular era because I came along before all that. But I liked the Four Seasons a lot. I thought their music was far superior. I think “Can’t Take My Eyes Off of You” is one of the real classic songs of that era and would have been a classic song any time in history. All of their stuff was very energetic music and great fun. It was a pleasant challenge to do it and work with the actors who had great influence on the play on its run throughout the country. It was great to be using the original people.”

- Clint Eastwood
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Runtime:
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Jersey Boys


Everybody remembers it how they need to.

Cast:
John Lloyd Young, Erich Bergen, Michael Lomenda, Vincent Piazza, Christopher Walken, Freya Tingley, Jeremy Luke, Erica Piccininni, Joey Russo, Mike Doyle, Johnny Cannizzaro, Kathryn Narducci

Director:
Clint Eatwood

Genre:
Drama, Musical

MPAA Rating:
R for language throughout.

Synopsis:
From director Clint Eastwood comes the big-screen version of the Tony Award-winning musical "Jersey Boys."

The film tells the story of four young men from the wrong side of the tracks in New Jersey who came together to form the iconic 1960s rock group The Four Seasons. The story of their trials and triumphs are accompanied by the songs that influenced a generation, including "Sherry," "Big Girls Don't Cry," "Walk Like a Man," "Dawn," "Rag Doll," "Bye Bye Baby," "Who Loves You," and many more.

These classic hits are now being embraced by a new generation of fans through the stage musical, which has been running on Broadway for more than eight years and has also enjoyed successful tours around the globe.

Starring in the film, John Lloyd Young reprises his Tony Award-winning portrayal of the legendary lead singer of The Four Seasons, Frankie Valli. Erich Bergen stars as Bob Gaudio, who wrote or co-wrote all of the group's biggest hits. Michael Lomenda and Vincent Piazza star respectively as Nick Massi and Tommy DeVito, two original members of The Four Seasons. Oscar winner Christopher Walken ("The Deer Hunter") stars as mobster Gyp DeCarlo.

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  • Listed below are some of the current movie releases that we are interested in showing.
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And So It Goes

Cast:
Michael Douglas, Diane Keaton, Sterling Jerins, Frankie Valli, Scott Shepherd, Yaya DaCosta, Frances Sternhagen

Director:
Rob Reiner

Genre:
Comedy, Romance, Drama

MPAA Rating:
PG-13 for some sexual references and drug elements.

Runtime:
1 hour 34 minutes

Synopsis:
A self-centered and eccentric realtor (Douglas) couldn't care less about anyone else, but when his estranged son suddenly drops off a granddaughter he never knew, his life is turned.

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Begin Again

Cast:
Keira Knightley, Mark Ruffalo, Hailee Steinfeld, Adam Levine, Catherine Keener, Cee-Lo, Mos Def, James Corden

Director:
John Carney

Genre:
Drama, Romance, Comedy

MPAA Rating:
R for language.

Runtime:
1 hour 44 minutes

Synopsis:
The latest film from writer-director John Carney ("Once"), "Begin Again" is a soul-stirring comedy about what happens when lost souls meet and make beautiful music together. Gretta (Keira Knightley) and her long-time boyfriend Dave (Adam Levine) are college sweethearts and songwriting partners who decamp for New York when he lands a deal with a major label.

But the trappings of his new-found fame soon tempt Dave to stray, and a reeling, lovelorn Gretta is left on her own. Her world takes a turn for the better when Dan (Mark Ruffalo), a disgraced record-label exec, stumbles upon her performing on an East Village stage and is immediately captivated by her raw talent. From this chance encounter emerges an enchanting portrait of a mutually transformative collaboration, set to the soundtrack of a summer in New York City.

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Boyhood

Cast:
Ellar Coltrane, Ethan Hawke, Patricia Arquette, Lorelei Linklater, Brad Hawkins, Tamara Jolaine, Nick Krause, Jordan Howard, Evie Thompson, Sam Dillon

Director:
Richard Linklater

Genre:
Drama

MPAA Rating:
R for language including sexual references, and for teen drug and alcohol use.

Runtime:
2 hours 44 minutes

Synopsis:
Filmed over 12 years with the same cast, Richard Linklater's "Boyhood" is a groundbreaking story of growing up as seen through the eyes of a child named Mason (a breakthrough performance by Ellar Coltrane), who literally grows up on screen before our eyes. Starring Ethan Hawke and Patricia Arquette as Mason's parents and newcomer Lorelei Linklater as his sister Samantha, "Boyhood" charts the rocky terrain of childhood like no other film has before.

Snapshots of adolescence from road trips and family dinners to birthdays and graduations and all the moments in between become transcendent, set to a soundtrack spanning the years from Coldplay's Yellow to Arcade Fire's Deep Blue. "Boyhood" is both a nostalgic time capsule of the recent past and an ode to growing up and parenting. It's impossible to watch Mason and his family without thinking about our own journey.

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Calvary

Cast:
Brendan Gleeson, Chris O'Dowd, Kelly Reilly, Aiden Gillen, Dylan Moran, Marie-Josee Croz, Isaach de Bankole, David Wilmot

Director:
John Michael McDonagh

Genre:
Drama, Comedy

MPAA Rating:
R for sexual references, language, brief strong violence and some drug use.

Runtime:
1 hour 40 minutes

Synopsis:
Father James is a good priest, driven by spiritual integrity. One day in confession, an unseen man tells James that he's going to kill him precisely because he's done nothing wrong. Given a week to make his peace with God, James ministers to sundry lost souls-visits that double as a guided tour of suspects. His preparation for death is further complicated by the arrival of his daughter, who has recently attempted suicide.

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Edge Of Tomorrow

Cast:
Tom Cruise, Emily Blunt, Bill Paxton, Brendan Gleeson, Lara Pulver, Charlotte Riley, Jonas Armstrong, Tony Way, Kick Gurry, Franz Drameh, Dragomir Mrsic, Masayoshi Haneda

Director:
Doug Liman

Genre:
Science Fiction, Action, Adventure

MPAA Rating:
PG-13 for intense sequences of sci-fi action and violence, language and brief suggestive material.

Runtime:
1 hour 53 minutes

Synopsis:
The epic action of "Edge of Tomorrow" unfolds in a near future in which an alien race has hit the Earth in an unrelenting assault, unbeatable by any military unit in the world.

Major William Cage (Cruise) is an officer who has never seen a day of combat when he is unceremoniously dropped into what amounts to a suicide mission. Killed within minutes, Cage now finds himself inexplicably thrown into a time loop-forcing him to live out the same brutal combat over and over, fighting and dying again...and again.

But with each battle, Cage becomes able to engage the adversaries with increasing skill, alongside Special Forces warrior Rita Vrataski (Blunt). And, as Cage and Rita take the fight to the aliens, each repeated encounter gets them one step closer to defeating the enemy.

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A Hard Days Night (Re-release)

Cast:
John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Ringo Starr, Wilfrid Brambell, Norman Rossington, John Junkin

Director:
Richard Lester

Genre:
Musical, Comedy

MPAA Rating:
Approved

Runtime:
1 hour 27 minutes

Synopsis:
Meet the Beatles! Just one month after they exploded onto the U.S. scene with their Ed Sullivan Show appearance, John, Paul, George, and Ringo began working on a project that would bring their revolutionary talent to the big screen. A Hard Day's Night, in which the bandmates play slapstick versions of themselves, captured the astonishing moment when they officially became the singular, irreverent idols of their generation and changed music forever.

Directed with raucous, anything-goes verve by Richard Lester and featuring a slew of iconic pop anthems, including the title track, "Can't Buy Me Love," "I Should Have Known Better," and "If I Fell," A Hard Day's Night, which reconceived the movie musical and exerted an incalculable influence on the music video, is one of the most deliriously entertaining movies of all time.

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Life Itself

Cast:
Roger Ebert, Gene Siskel, Errol Morris, Werner Herzog, Ramin Bahrani, Gregory Nava, Ava DuVernay, Martin Scorsese

Director:
Steve James

Genre:
Documentary, Biography

MPAA Rating:
R for brief sexual images/nudity and language.

Runtime:
1 hour 55 minutes

Synopsis:
"Life Itself", the first ever feature-length documentary on the life of Roger Ebert, covers the prolific critic's life journey from his days at the University of Illinois, to his move to Chicago where he became the first film critic ever to win the Pulitzer Prize, then to television where he and Gene Siskel became iconic stars, and finally to what Roger referred to as "his third act"; how he overcame disabilities wrought by cancer to became a major voice on the internet and through social media.

Director Steve James ("Hoop Dreams") has conducted interviews with over two dozen people, including lifelong friends, professional colleagues, the first ever interview with Gene Siskel's wife, and filmmakers Errol Morris, Werner Herzog, Ramin Bahrani, Gregory Nava, Ava DuVernay, and Martin Scorsese, who is one of the executive producers along with Steven Zaillian.

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Lucy

Cast:
Scarlett Johansson, Morgan Freeman, Analeigh Tipton, Choi Min Sik, Amr Waked, Mason Lee

Director:
Luc Besson

Genre:
Action, Thriller

MPAA Rating:
R for strong violence, disturbing images, and sexuality.

Runtime:
1 hour 30 minutes

Synopsis:
From 'La Femme Nikita' and 'The Professional' to 'The Fifth Element', writer/director Luc Besson has created some of the toughest, most memorable female action heroes in cinematic history. Now, Besson directs Scarlett Johansson in "Lucy", an action-thriller that tracks a woman accidentally caught in a dark deal who turns the tables on her captors and transforms into a merciless warrior evolved beyond human logic.

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Maleficent

Cast:
Angelina Jolie, Elle Fanning, Sam Riley, Brenton Thwaites, Juno Temple, Sharlto Copley, Miranda Richardson, Imelda Staunton, Lesley Manville, Vivienne Jolie-Pitt, Pax Jolie-Pitt, Zahara Jolie-Pitt, Jamie Sives, Toby Regbo, Hannah New

Director:
Robert Stromberg

Genre:
Action, Adventure, Fantasy

MPAA Rating:
PG for sequences of fantasy action and violence, including frightening images.

Runtime:
1 hour 37minutes

Synopsis:
"Maleficent" explores the untold story of Disney's most iconic villain from the classic "Sleeping Beauty" and the elements of her betrayal that ultimately turn her pure heart to stone. Driven by revenge and a fierce desire to protect the moors over which she presides, Maleficent cruelly places an irrevocable curse upon the human king's newborn infant Aurora.

As the child grows, Aurora is caught in the middle of the seething conflict between the forest kingdom she has grown to love and the human kingdom that holds her legacy. Maleficent realizes that Aurora may hold the key to peace in the land and is forced to take drastic actions that will change both worlds forever.

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Magic In The Moonlight

Cast:
Colin Firth, Emma Stone, Marcia Gay Harden, Jacki Weaver, Eileen Atkins, Hamish Linklater, Simon McBurney, Erica Leerhsen, Catherine McCormack, Paul Ritter, Jeremy Shamos

Director:
Woody Allen

Genre:
Comedy, Drama, Romance

MPAA Rating:
PG-13 for a brief suggestive comment, and smoking throughout.

Runtime:
1 hour 40 minutes

Synopsis:
"Magic in the Moonlight" is a romantic comedy about an Englishman brought in to help unmask a possible swindle. Personal and professional complications ensue. The film is set in the south of France in the 1920s against a backdrop of wealthy mansions, the Cote d'Azur, jazz joints and fashionable spots for the wealthy of the Jazz Age.

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A Most Wanted Man

Cast:
Philip Seymour Hoffman, Rachel McAdams, Robin Wright Penn, Willem Dafoe, Daniel Bruhl, Nina Hoss, Grigory Dobrygin

Director:
Anton Corbijn

Genre:
Drama, Thriller

MPAA Rating:
R for language.

Runtime:
2 hours 1 minute

Synopsis:
When a half-Chechen, half-Russian, tortured half-to-death immigrant turns up in Hamburg's Islamic community, laying claim to his father's ill gotten fortune, both German and US security agencies take a close interest: as the clock ticks down and the stakes rise, the race is on to establish this most wanted man's true identity - oppressed victim or destruction-bent extremist?

Poignant, compassionate and thrilling, "A Most Wanted Man" prickles with tension right through to its last heart-stopping scene. It is a cerebral tale of intrigue that is both contemporary and deeply human, touching on love, rivalry, politics and the world we live in.

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Tammy

Cast:
Melissa McCarthy, Susan Sarandon, Mark Duplass, Kathy Bates, Sandra Oh, Nat Faxon, Dan Aykroyd, Toni Collette, Allison Janney, Gary Cole, Ben Falcone, Mia Rose Frampton, Mark L. Young

Director:
Ben Falcone

Genre:
Comedy

MPAA Rating:
R for language including sexual references.

Runtime:
1 hour 36 minutes

Synopsis:
An overweight woman who is laid off from her job at Hardee's, discovers her husband is having an affair, and decides to go on a road trip with her alcoholic, foul-mouthed, diabetic grandmother.

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22 Jump Street

Cast:
Jonah Hill, Channing Tatum, Ice Cube, Dave Franco, Nick Offerman, Peter Stormare, Rob Riggle, Amber Stevens, Wyatt Russell, Richard Grieco, Jillian Bell

Director:
Phil Lord & Chris Miller

Genre:
Action, Comedy

MPAA Rating:
R for language throughout, sexual content, drug material, brief nudity and some violence.

Runtime:
1 hour 52 minutes

Synopsis:
After making their way through high school (twice), big changes are in store for officers Schmidt (Jonah Hill) and Jenko (Channing Tatum) when they go deep undercover at a local college. But when Jenko meets a kindred spirit on the football team, and Schmidt infiltrates the bohemian art major scene, they begin to question their partnership.

Now they don't have to just crack the case - they have to figure out if they can have a mature relationship. If these two overgrown adolescents can grow from freshmen into real men, college might be the best thing that ever happened to them.

22 jump street
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X-Men: Days of Future Past

Cast:
James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Hugh Jackman, Halle Berry, Nicholas Hoult, Ian McKellen, Patrick Stewart, Anna Paquin, Ellen Page, Shawn Ashmore, Lucas Till, Peter Dinklage, Omar Sy, Evan Peters, Evan Jonigkeit

Director:
Bryan Singer

Genre:
Action, Adventure, Fantasy

MPAA Rating:
PG- 13 for sequences of intense sci-fi violence and action, some suggestive material, nudity and language.

Runtime:
2 hours 11 minutes

Synopsis:
The ultimate X-Men ensemble fights a war for the survival of the species across two time periods in X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST. The beloved characters from the original “X-Men” film trilogy join forces with their younger selves from the past, “X-Men: First Class,” in order to change a major historical event and fight in an epic battle that could save our future.

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Please Remember: These are some of the current movie releases that we are interested in showing. We need your votes and suggestions to determine which of these movies will actually play at the Catlow.