Thor: The Dark World – Thor is back, sans the Avengers, and is trying to stop a new threat that has the ability to overpower and plunge the world into darkness. In between all this, he gets back with Jane, teams up with Loki on purpose, and of course, tries to save the world in all his blonde, hammer-holding, cape-blowing glory. The film stars Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston, Anthony Hopkins, Idris Elba, Jaime Alexander, and Stellan Skarsgard. 

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Gravity – I’m sure everyone had a dream of becoming an astronaut at some point in their lives. Well, Alfonso Cuaron has probably shattered the dreams of many when he made this film, but regardless, Cuaron still makes space that much more beautiful, mysterious, and dark. Ultimately, the movie is the story of survival, perseverance in fear, and humanity, with plenty of suspenseful moments packed throughout. The film stars Sandra Bullock and George Clooney. 

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Nebraska – The lottery is a big deal for aging and confused Woody. He is set on making the trip from Montana to Nebraska just so he can claim the $1 million mega sweepstakes marketing prize. You know, the ones you usually get in the mail and throw away because you know there’s a catch and it’s not real. Instead of trying to prevent, because he’s tried, David takes his dad to Nebraska, but not before coming to terms with certain things about their lives first. The film stars Bruce Dern, Will Forte, June Squibb, Bob Odenkirk, and Stacy Keach.

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Blue is the Warmest Color – The winner of the Palme d’Or at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival, La vie d’Adele (the title in French) follows Adele as she explores her sexuality and embarks on a relationship with the free-spirited Emma. The relationship changes Adele as she explores and learns and lives. The film stars Adele Exarchopoulos and Lea Seydoux. 

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Harry Potter Hogwarts Collection (Amazon Exclusive) – This 31-disc collection contains all eight Harry Potter movies on Blu-ray, DVD and UltraViolet and more than 45 hours of special features including the Creating the World of Harry Potter documentary series on Blu-ray. What better way to celebrate your love of all things Harry Potter than with this extra special collection! 

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Mr. Nobody – The movie is about life’s choices. How one different decision can alter an entire lifetime as told by 118-year old Nemo, who recounts his tale to a reporter at the three most important stages in his life and possible alterations to his life. The film stars Diane Kruger, Jared Leto, and Sarah Polley.

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Swan Princess: A Royal Family Tale – The Forbidden Arts entered Earth from the underworld, intent on destroying all of its rivals for power. It learned of a legend that the Swan Princess will bring an age of goodness and evil will lose its power in her presence, but she can be defeated by a magical stone. Princess Odette and Prince Derek adopt a young girl named Alise and must save her when she’s kidnapped. 

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Twice Born – A single mother brings her son to Sarajevo years after his father died in the Bosnian war. The film is shrouded in mystery and tragedy in the wake of some unanswered questions of paternity. The film stars Penelope Cruz, Emile Hirsch, and Jane Birkin.

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Mae is a Washington, DC-based film critic, entertainment journalist and Weekend Editor at Heroic Hollywood. A member of the Washington, DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), she's a geek who loves discussing movies and TV. She is also a voting member of the Black Reel Awards. If she's not at the movies, she's catching up on her superhero TV-watching, usually with a glass of wine in hand.

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