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2014 Movie Previews 

Release dates are national. Movies may open later at local cinemas.

The Boxtrolls
In the animated family film, an oddball group of underground dwellers adopts an orphan who then tries to save them from the villainous mayor of the town above.
Sept. 26

The Equalizer
McCall (Denzel Washington) wants to bury his mysterious past, but he risks exposure to help a young woman being chased by vicious Russian gangsters.
Sept. 26

Good People
James Franco and Kate Hudson play a couple who find a stash of money they need to pay for their lavish lifestyle, and then they meet the thief who stole it.
Sept. 26

The Song
A struggling musician writes a hit love song and success threatens his marriage with the subject of the song.
Sept. 26

The Two Faces of January
Viggo Mortensen and Kirsten Dunst play a couple traveling in Turkey and Greece in the 1960s who become suspects when there's a murder at their hotel.
Sept. 26

Move over Chucky, Annabelle is the new doll from Hell.
Oct. 3

Drive Hard
In the action comedy, a driving instructor is forced to drive a getaway car for a thief (John Cusack).
Oct. 3

Gone Girl
In David Fincher's film, Nick Dunne (Ben Affleck) reports his wife missing. As the details of their marriage paint a less than idyllic picture, he becomes a suspect in the disappearance.
Oct. 3

The Good Lie
Reese Witherspoon stars as a counselor who tries to help a group of Sudan's Lost Boys, who as teens were displaced from their homes by the nation's civil war.
Oct. 3

Hector and the Search for Happiness
A bored psychiatrist sets out to find the secret of happiness with comic results.
Oct. 3

The Hero of Color City
Christina Ricci, Rosie Perez and Craig Ferguson give voices to animated characters who try to save the day when colors disappear.
Oct. 3

Left Behind
An airline pilot (Nicolas Cage) struggles to save the lives of his passengers after mysterious phenomena cause people around the world to disappear.
Oct. 3

Zoe appears to have everything a woman could want, but she's drawn to everything she cannot resist.
Oct. 10

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
A boy has a horrible day and is relieved not to be the only one down on his luck as his mother (Jennifer Garner), father (Steve Carell) and entire family fall apart.
Oct. 10

Antonio Banderas is an insurance agent who discovers that a robotics company has lost control of its powerful robots.
Oct. 10

Dracula Untold
Luke Evans stars in the Dracula origin story.
Oct. 10

The Judge
A big city lawyer (Robert Downey Jr.) returns to his small home town, where his father (Robert Duval), a local judge, may be operating on the wrong side of the law.
Oct. 10

Kill the Messenger
The thriller is based on the true story of journalist Gary Webb, who reported on the crack cocaine explosion and alleged the CIA knew drug smuggling was related to funding rebel groups in Nicaragua.
Oct. 10

Based on the cult-classic anime tale, Kite tells the story of Sawa, a young girl who seeks revenge for the murder of her parents.
Oct. 10

One Chance
A shopkeeper gets his chance to become an opera singer on the show Britain's Got Talent.
Oct. 10

A legendary but intimidating con- ductor challenges and inspires a struggling young jazz drummer.
Oct. 10

The Best of Me
Former high school sweethearts reunite at a funeral and revist their attraction and the events that drove them apart in this decades-long love story.
Oct. 17

In the offbeat com- edy, actor Michael Keaton struggles to mount a Broadway play despite being universally recognized for playing the costumed super- hero Birdman.
Oct. 17

The Book of Life
In the animated feature from producer Guillermo del Toro, Manolo is torn between following his heart and the plans his family has for him.
Oct. 17

A policeman lies to cover up his involvement in an accident and soon entangles fellow officers assigned to investigate the case.
Oct. 17

Brad Pitt plays a tank commander on a mis-sion behind German lines during World War II.
Oct. 17

A court confines Kylie to home detention in her mother's house, where supernatural spirits are trapped and unhappy.
Oct. 17

Men, Women & Children
Adam Sandler, Jennifer Garner, Rosemarie DeWitt and others star in Jason Reitman's drama examining how the Internet has changed relationships among parents, teens and romantic partners.
Oct. 17

The Young Ones
In a futuristic world in which water is scarce, a farmer defends his land while his daughter's boyfriend tries to steal it.
Oct. 17

John Wick
An angry assassin (Keanu Reeves) turns on gangsters who have betrayed him.
Oct. 24

Keira Knightley is lagging behind her friends in life and drops out of sight for a week to hide with newfound friends.
Oct. 24

In the supernatural thriller, a group of friends unleashes the dark magic of a Ouija board and have to confront their worst fears.
Oct. 24

St. Vincent
A single mom (Melissa McCarthy) leaves her son in the care of a neighbor (Bill Murray) who likes to gamble, drink and spend time in strip clubs.
Oct. 24

Stonehearst Asylum
A new employee at a mental hospital is attracted to a colleague and learns the institution's horrible secrets.
Oct. 24

The ABCs of Death
Twenty-six directors from around the world create stories of death for each letter in the alphabet.
Oct. 31

Before I Go to Sleep
Nicole Kidman plays a woman whose life is turned upside down when a memory disorder causes her to doubt everything she knows about herself.
Oct. 31

In the supernatural thriller, Ig Perrish (Daniel Radcliffe) grows horns that give him the power to make people confess sins and act on their worst impulses.
Oct. 31

Jake Gyllenhaal stars as a man who prowls Los Angeles' streets at night to capture crimes on video.
Oct. 31

Big Hero 6
A group of young friends need the help of a robot to gain high-tech powers to save the city of San Fransokyo in the animated comedy-adventure from Disney.
Nov. 7

Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway and Michael Caine are explorers who use a wormhole to venture beyond the previous human boundaries of space travel in Christopher Nolan's sci-fi drama.
Nov. 7

In Jon Stewart's directorial debut, a journalist and his family struggle to survive when he is imprisoned and interrogated by the Iranian government.
Nov. 7

The Theory of Everything
The docudrama tells the story of renowned astrophysicist Stephen Hawking and Jane Wilde from their lives together as Cambridge students through his battle with ALS.
Nov. 7

Beyond the Lights
A rising star singer falls for a cop assigned to her security detail and both risk their careers for each other.
Nov. 14

Dumb and Dumber To
Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels return as bumbling duo Lloyd and Harry.
Nov. 14

The docudrama starring Channing Tatum, Mark Ruffalo and Steve Carell is based on the true story of an eccentric millionaire who befriended two champion Olympic wrestlers and the bizarre events that followed.
Nov. 14

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1
Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) fights to save Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) and inspires a nation moved by her success.
Nov. 21

The Imitation Game
Benedict Cumberbatch stars as Alan Turing, the brilliant cryptologist who cracked Nazi codes during World War II and was later persecuted by the British government for being gay.
Nov. 21

Horrible Bosses 2
Jason Bateman, Charlie Day and Jason Sudeikis return and form their own business but find themselves dealing with demanding investors.
Nov. 26

click to enlarge Penguins of Madagascar is in theaters Nov. 26.
  • Penguins of Madagascar is in theaters Nov. 26.

Penguins of Madagascar
The penguins join forces with a spy (Benedict Cumberbatch) to thwart a villainous octopus (John Malkovich).
Nov. 26

The Pyramid
In this horror film, archeologists venture into newly discovered catacombs below a pyramid and realize they are not alone.
Dec. 5

After surviving a failed marriage and heroin addiction, Cheryl Strayed (Reese Witherspoon) sets out on a thousand-mile hike to try to regain control of her life.
Dec. 5

Exodus: Gods and Kings
Ridley Scott (Gladiator) directs an epic, special effects-filled version of the story of Moses (Christian Bale) defying Egyptian Pharaoh Ramses.
Dec. 12

A family adopts a lost bear, but a taxidermist wants his rare fur.
Dec. 12

click to enlarge The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies concludes the Hobbit trilogy.
  • The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies concludes the Hobbit trilogy.

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
Peter Jackson directs the final installment of The Hobbit trilogy, in which Bilbo Baggins and Gandolf enter an epic battle with elves, dwarves, orcs and humans.
Dec. 17

Quvenzhane Wallis (Beasts of the Southern Wild), Jamie Foxx and Cameron Diaz star in a contemporary remake of the classic.
Dec. 19

Mr. Turner
The biopic chronicles the life of eccentric British painter J.M.W. Turner.
Dec. 19

Big Eyes
Walter Keane became famous for portraits of women, but it was his wife Margaret who was the artist.
Dec. 25

Hot Tub Time Machine 2
Lou (Rob Corddry), Nick (Craig Robinson) and Jacob (Clark Duke) travel 10 years into the future to save Lou.
Dec. 25

The Interview
Seth Rogen and James Franco play tabloid TV personalities who land an interview with North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un and are recruited by the CIA to kill him.
Dec. 25

click to enlarge Meryl Streep stars in Into the Woods.
  • Meryl Streep stars in Into the Woods.

Into the Woods
Meryl Streep plays the witch in Disney's fairytale weaving together the stories of Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack and the Beanstalk and Rapunzel.
Dec. 25

Angelina Jolie directs the story about Olympian Louis Zamperini, who survived 47 days at sea during World War II before he was captured by the Japanese and made a prisoner of war.
Dec. 25

A Russian man in a small coastal town resists a mayor who tries to take everything he has.
Dec. 31

FALL A&E Preview

The 25th anniversary New Orleans Film Festival

Fall music festivals in New Orleans

A preview of Prospect.3

Dance performances in New Orleans

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