The Mechanic, Seasoned hitman Arthur Bishop (Jason Statham) sets out to avenge the brutal murder of his mentor, Harry (Donald Sutherland), and finds himself joined by Harry’s vengeful son (Ben Foster), who is eager to follow in his late father’s footsteps, in this remake of the 1972 action thriller starring Charles Bronson and Jan-Michael Vincent. Harry taught Arthur how to be a detached killer who always hits his mark. Now Harry is gone, and for the first time in Arthur’s career it’s about to get personal. As lone-wolf assassin Arthur prepares to hunt down Harry’s killers, he is approached by his fallen mentor’s vengeful son, Steve, who is eager to take up the lethal tools of his father’s trade. Unadept at working with a partner yet compelled to help Steve carry on the family tradition, Arthur agrees to take him on as a protégé. Later, the duo begins to methodically eliminate their targets, forging a partnership born of blood with each new hit. The closer Arthur and Steve get to the name at the top of their list, however, the more apparent it becomes that his job will be anything but business as usual.
The Other Woman, An extramarital affair blossoms into a marriage defined by tragedy and hardship in this emotional family drama from director/screenwriter Don Roos (BOUNCE, HAPPY ENDINGS). When Emilia (Natalie Portman) met Jack (Scott Cohen), she was the other woman. In time, she became his only woman. But winning Jack’s heart was just the beginning. Shortly after attempting to start their new life together by having a child of their own, their newborn dies suddenly. Compounding Emilia’s grief over the loss of her child is the fact that her adolescent stepson, William (Charlie Tahan), seems intent on making her life miserable. Somewhere between her sorrow and her hopes, however, Emilia learns that no family is perfect, and that it’s our ability to accept those imperfections that makes life worth living. Lisa Kudrow co-stars.
The Rite, Inspired by author Matt Baglio’s non-fiction book of the same name, director Mikael Håfström’s supernatural thriller traces the experiences of a young seminary student who discovers the true power of faith after being drafted into the Vatican’s Exorcism School and confronted by the forces of darkness.