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Yoga (15)

Horror, Drama / 97 / Korean

In hopes of improving their looks, five women sign up for yoga classes.

The group includes perfectionist career woman Hyo-jeong (Eugene), who had been successful until she was outshined by a younger co-worker; a former popular actress who faded into obscurity (Park Han-byul), a girl battling weight issues (Cho Eun-ji), and a woman beset by numerous personal misfortunes including a divorce and a failed plastic surgery procedure (Kim Hye-na).

But the yoga school seems a bit creepy, and the women are told to entirely cut themselves off from the outside world for seven days of rigorous training, a period in which they are not allowed to see their reflections in a mirror or eat without permission. Soon the five women find they’re being held captive.

Sophie’s Revenge (12)

Romance, Comedy / 107 / Chinese

Sophie (Ziyi Zhang) had everything she wanted in life. On top of a successful career as a cartoonist, she was just two months away from marrying the perfect fiance, Jeff (So Ji-sub), a surgeon she fell for during an emergency visit to the hospital two years ago.

So when beautiful actress Anna (Fan Bingbing) steals Jeff away, Sophie is devastated.

But soon she gathers up her energy and comes up with a plan ... for revenge. With her best friends Lucy (Ruby Lin) and Lily (Yao Chen) and Anna’s ex-boyfriend Gordon (Peter Ho) by her side, Sophie sets out to execute the master plan.

Largo Winch (18)

Action, Thriller / 108 / French

Nerio Winch (Miki Manojlovic) was the founder and majority shareholder of W Group. But then he is murdered. Though people thought Nerio didn’t have any children, it is soon revealed that the billionaire does indeed have a son. Nerio adopted Largo Winch (Tomer Sisley) 30 years ago, when Largo was a small boy in a Bosnian orphanage. Largo was secretly raised, trained and educated to become the next president of W Group.

But soon Largo is sent to jail, accused of drug trafficking. With Nerio dead and Largo behind bars, it seems as if there is no more hope for the Winch family. Who is behind this scheme to bring down their empire?

Orphan (18)

Horror, Mystery / 122 / English

When their third child is stillborn, Kate (Vera Farmiga) and John Coleman (Peter Sarsgaard) try to recover from the incident by adopting an orphan.

They bring 9-year-old Esther (Isabelle Fuhrman) home from the local orphanage. The Colemans’ biological daughter Max (Aryana Engineer) immediately takes a liking to her new sister, while their son Daniel (Jimmy Bennett) is a bit skeptical.

But after Esther’s arrival, ominous events start to occur. A girl at the children’s school is injured in the playground, and Max catches sight of Esther at the scene of the crime.

After Abigail (CCH Pounder), a staffer at the orphanage, warns the Colemans that similar incidents had always happened before the adoption when Esther was around, Kate becomes wary and suspicious.

Silent Wedding (15)

Drama, Comedy / 87 / Romanian

Mara (Meda Andreea Victor) and Iancu (Alexandru Potocean) are a perfect couple in a small Romanian town, waiting eagerly for their wedding in a few days. They hope the ceremony will be a big success and want to throw a great party for their guests. But, unfortunately, Joseph Stalin dies on their big day, and the Soviet troops pronounce a week of silence, banning parties, meetings and even laughter.

Public Enemies (15)

Crime, Drama / 140 / English

John Dillinger (Johnny Depp) is proclaimed “Public Enemy No. 1” by J. Edgar Hoover (Billy Crudup), director of the FBI. Hoover has assigned rising bureau star Melvin Purvis (Christian Bale) to Chicago to head up the hunt for Dillinger, who has been orchestrating bank holdups with gusto and media savvy, crafting something of a heroic public image by stealing the banks’ money, not the people’s.

Even with the cops on his tail, he and his gang live it up at Chicago nightclubs, where Dillinger meets the lovely Billie Frechette (Marion Cotillard). Dillinger dashes around the Depression-era Midwestern United States with the authorities always one step behind.

Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs (G)

Animation, Comedy / 94 / English

The group from the “Ice Age” series is back, but things have changed with time. The saber-toothed tiger Diego wonders if he’s gotten too soft and considers leaving the herd. Manny and Ellie are expecting their first baby mammoth. Sid the sloth, who is jealous of the two, decides to make a new family for himself, too - by stealing three T. rex eggs.

But soon the mother Tyrannosaurus comes searching for her babies, taking her young as well as Sid back to the underground world where all the dinos live.

Now it’s up to Manny, Ellie, Diego and their new friend Buck to save their friend.

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