The intense feelings of love, loss and revenge encompass the majority of this week’s new releases. Two of these films feature Newsroom star Thomas Sadoski.
A woman reaches rock bottom and sets out on a path of self-discovery in Wild. Addicted to heroin and struggling with the death of her mother and the end of her marriage, she ventures out alone on the Pacific Crest Trail for over a thousand mile hike. The one hour and fifty-five minute drama is based on Cheryl Strayed’s memoir and stars Reese Witherspoon, Laura Dern, Gabby Hoffman and Thomas Sadoski. It’s rated R for sex, nudity, drugs and language.
A group of archeologists dig up an ancient pyramid in The Pyramid. As they venture inside to uncover its secrets, they find themselves terrorized by spirits of the past. The thriller runs for one hour and thirty minutes. It’s rated R for violence.
A young man reminisces about a chance meeting that started his relationship with his girlfriend in Comet. The one hour and thirty minute film shows the ups and downs of their romance of the course of six years. The limited released film stars Justin Long and Emmy Rossum. It’s rated R for language, sex and drugs.
A relationship between two best friends is strained when one gets a boyfriend in Life Partners. Jealous of her friend’s boyfriend, she struggles to keep things the way it was before he came into the picture. Leighton Meester, Gillian Jacobs, Gabourey Sidibe and Adam Brody star in the limited released comedy. The one hour and thirty-three minute film is rated R for language and sex.
A woman, paralyzed from a tragic car crash, realizes she has no one to turn to for assistance in Take Care. As a result, she reaches out to her ex-boyfriend for help. In a new relationship of his own, he must bounce between his new love and his ex of whom he has now committed to being her caregiver. The limited released romantic comedy stars Leslie Bibb and Thomas Sadoski. The unrated film plays for one hour and thirty-three minutes.
A CIA agent is forced into retirement in Dying of the Light. When he finds out that a terrorist that tortured him years ago has reemerged, he takes matters into his own hands to seek revenge and destroy him. Nicolas Cage stars in the one hour and thirty-four minute thriller. The limited released film is rated R for violence and language.
A man wakes up one morning to find his cat dead in the street with an arrow through its body in Murder of a Cat. Distraught by the death of his feline friend, he along with a woman who had the same cat, go on a mission to find the murderer. The unrated comedy is playing in limited theaters for one hour and thirty-six minutes.
A professional diver gets involved in oil drilling in Pioneer. Set during the Norwegian oil boom of the 1980’s, a man with the desire to reach the bottom of the Norwegian Sea gets the opportunity but in turn puts his life in danger. The limited released thriller is based on real events and stars Wes Bentley. The one hour and forty minute film is rated R for language.
An artist looking to make a social impact is the focus of the documentary The Barefoot Artist. The one hour and twenty-four minute film highlights the story of Chinese artist Lily Yeh. As she sets out to make a difference in the lives of people around the world, she struggles making connections within her own family. The unrated biopic is playing in limited theaters.
As Thomas Sadoski competes with himself at the box office this weekend with two new releases, Wes Bentley enters another film in the race next week with After the Fall. Chris Rock’s Top Five is also set to debut on December 12.
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