Alice Howland, happily married with three grown children, is a renowned linguistics professor who starts to forget words. When she receives a diagnosis of Early-Onset Alzheimer’s Disease, Alice and her family find their bonds thoroughly tested. Her struggle to stay connected to who she once was is frightening, heartbreaking, and inspiring. Julianne Moore, Kristen Stewart, Alex Baldwin, Kate Bosworth

DRAMA 1 hr 40 mins

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When Oh, a loveable misfit from another planet, lands on Earth and finds himself on the run from his own people, he forms an unlikely friendship with an adventurous girl named Tip who is on a quest of her own. Through a series of comic adventures with Tip, Oh comes to understand that being different and making mistakes is all part of being human. And while he changes her planet and she changes his world, they dis-cover the true meaning of the word HOME.

Animation  1 hour 35 mins

General (G)
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As far as Marvel movies go, there hasn’t been a question mark as big as the one attached to their forthcoming action comedy “Ant-Man” since, well, ever. Even “Guardians of the Galaxy,” with its roster of unknown characters and tonally daring mixture of comedy and drama, had the space adventure angle to hook people and a cast of likeable and well-known actors. “Ant-Man,” on the other hand, is full of unquantifiable elements and comes complete with a troubled production history that has potentially soured would-be enthusiasts. But if this new trailer is any indication, hope is not lost. “Ant-Man” could be really, really entertaining.

The trailer certainly gives us more story than anything previously released: Hank Pym (Michael Douglas), the original Ant-Man, recruits thief Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) to stop an evil industrialist named Darren Cross (Corey Stoll). In order to get him into fighting shape, he learns from Hope Van Dyne (Evangeline Lilly), Pym’s daughter. (Her mother is Hope Van Dyne, who fought under the superhero alias Wasp.) Much of the trailer is given over to the training of Scott and various zippy action sequences where Scott shrinks down to the size of an ant and then returns to normal (and back again). It’s a pretty great conceit, at least visually, and ends with a wonderful gag with Ant-Man and Cross, now in his own suit and calling himself Yellowjacket, fighting atop a children’s train set.

Rudd looks like a perfectly charismatic action star and it’s always good to see Douglas doing something outside of his comfort zone, and while the premise isn’t being sold 100% and its behind-the-scenes headaches still hurt, it’s hard not to be optimistic about something that looks this fun.

“Ant-Man” opens on July 17th.

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Avengers Age of UltronIt’s three on three in a brand-new “Avengers: Age of Ultron” clip, as Iron Man, Captain America, and Thor take on the titular villain and his two cohorts, Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver.

The three Marvel superheroes show up for a “friendly” chat. Ultron (voiced by James Spader) is trying to get his hands on vibranium for various nefarious purposes, but the heroes aren’t about to let him have it.

“If you believe in peace, then let us keep it,” Thor warns them. Well, Ultron really isn’t interested in peace, and a battle breaks out.

“Avengers: Age of Ultron” opens in theaters May 1.

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Think your accountant gets creative at tax time? Consider the accountants who keep the books for the Hollywood studios. By their reckoning, almost every movie ever made is a flop. Even top-grossing movies are purportedly in the red, thanks to studios charging themselves overhead and other accounting tricks that help keep the producers from having to cough up percentages to tax collectors or to net profit participants (that is, actors, writers, and directors who are contractually owed a percentage of net profits). Kids, when you sign those Hollywood studio contracts, ask for gross points, not net.

It’s notoriously difficult to tell which bloated Hollywood disasters actually did lose money. First off, the studios collect only about half of the box office take (the rest goes to the theater owners). Second, production budget figures are notoriously unreliable and seldom include P&A (that is, prints and advertising, the cost of distributing and marketing a film, which is often nearly as high as the production budget). Third, many movies perceived as domestic flops (like “After Earth,” “The Golden Compass” or “Waterworld,”) actually made enough money overseas to break even. Plus, it’s hard to rank money-losers unless you take care to account for inflation.

For instance, consider “Cleopatra” (1963), generally mentioned as one of the biggest flops ever. Yet even with inflation, it’s nowhere near the worst. “Cleopatra’s” $44 million cost (including P&A) made it one of the most expensive movies of all time, costing $338 million in today’s dollars. It was actually the top-grossing movie of 1963 in North America, but its initial domestic earnings were still $18 million shy of its cost (a loss of $138 million today), which was nearly enough to bankrupt 20th Century Fox and to help force the sale of its backlot to developers (the site that is Century City today). Still, foreign grosses ultimately cut the loss to $6 million, or a relatively modest $43.5 million.

Same goes for “Ishtar,” which famously lost $40 million in 1987. At $84 million, adjusted for inflation, that loss isn’t even in the ballpark. The biggest money-losers of all time caused their backers to write off well over $100 million in 2015 dollars.

With those caveats, Moviefone has done its best to research the costs and losses, adjusted for inflation, to determine Hollywood’s biggest write-offs ever. Given how many of them are recent would-be blockbusters, it’s a wonder that Hollywood is still in business.biggest box office bombs

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The summer movie season is always jam-packed with huge films, but this summer is so chock full of potential blockbusters that it feels less like a box office race and more like a gladiatorial free-for-all.

Seriously, the amount of big movies that will be invading theaters during the summer months is ridiculous. Every weekend, audiences will have to decide between superhero sequels, futuristic sci-fi fables, spooky horror tales, and everything in between. (Full disclosure: there are a few movies about actual human beings dealing with relatable, everyday problems.) At the end of the season, someone will be in charge of collecting the severed body parts and mopping up all the spilled blood.

So, with a daunting few months ahead of us, we tried to rundown the biggest of the big movies, compiling a handy list of this summer’s surest bets, biggest question marks, and potential pratfalls. With so many huge movies, predicting which will sink and which will swim becomes an even more impossible task.

But what are you looking forward to? Let us know.summer movie preview 2015

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From Disney comes MCFARLAND, the true against-all-odds story of the 1987 McFar-land high school cross country team in an economically challenged community. Kevin Costner, Morgan Saylor, Maria Bello

Drama 2 hours 9 mins

General (G)
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