Thursday, March 4, 2010

PREVIEWS – MARCH MOVIES

1. Alice in Wonderland
This fantasy adventure film is directed by Tim Burton, and stars Mia Wasikowska, Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Anne Hathaway, Crispin Glover, Michael Sheen and Stephen Fry. It is an extension of the Lewis Carroll novels Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass.



Alice Kingsley, now 19, attends a party shortly after the death of her beloved father. Alice spots a white rabbit wearing a waistcoat and pocket watch. In shock and confusion, she runs off into a maze and follows the White Rabbit through it. She eventually tumbles down a rabbit hole into Underland, more commonly referred to as "Wonderland" by its inhabitants. She had visited this place 10 years earlier, but had entirely forgotten about it. She is also told that she is the only one who can slay the Jabberwock, the dragon who terrorizes the inhabitants of Wonderland under the rule of the Red Queen.

Opens: March 5, 2010 Runtime: 1 hr. 49 min. Rated: PG


2. Brooklyn’s Finest
In the course of one chaotic week, the lives of three conflicted New York City police officers working in the outer borough are dramatically transformed by their involvement in a massive drug operation.



Brooklyn’s Finest is a crime drama directed by Antoine Fuqua and it stars Richard Gere, Don Cheadle, Ethan Hawke, and Wesley Snipes.

Opens: March 5, 2010 Runtime: 2 hr.05 min. Rated: R

3. Green Zone
Green Zone is an action/thriller/war film directed by Paul Greengrass (Bourne Supremacy & Ultimatum). The film is based on the 2006 book “Imperial Life in the Emerald City” by journalist Rajiv Chandrasekaran. It stars Matt Damon, Amy Ryan, Greg Kinnear, and Brendan Gleeson.



It takes place in the Green Zone in Iraq before the surge by the United States forces, as it follows Chief Warrant Officer Roy Miller, a rogue U.S. Army officer who must hunt through covert and faulty intelligence hidden on foreign soil before war escalates in an unstable region.

Opens: March 12, 2010 Runtime: 2 hr.05 min. Rated: R

4. Remember Me
Remember Me is a romantic-drama directed by Allen Coulter, starring Robert Pattinson, Emilie de Ravin and Pierce Brosnan.



Tyler Hawkins, a "rebellious young man" in New York City has a strained relationship with his father since his brother's suicide. Tyler finds happiness after meeting Ally Craig through "an unusual twist of fate". But soon, hidden secrets are revealed, and the circumstances that brought them together slowly threaten to tear them apart.

Opens: March 12, 2010 Runtime: 1 hr.53 min. Rated: PG-13

5. She’s Out of My League



She’s Out of My League is a romantic comedy about Kirk, who works at the Pittsburgh airport as a Transportation Security Administration officer and has very few goals in life other than trying to get back together with his evil ex-girlfriend Marnie. Then he meets smart, sexy, charming Molly and, contrary to all expectations, starts dating her. But his initial excitement turns to panic as his insecurities and the advice of family and friends threaten to ruin the relationship. Directed by Jim Field Smith, the film stars Jay Baruchel and Alice Eve.

Opens: March 12, 2010 Runtime: hr. min. Rated: R

6. The Bounty Hunter
The Bounty Hunter is an action comedy directed by Andy Tennant, starring Jennifer Aniston and Gerard Butler.



Milo Boyd, a down-on-his-luck bounty hunter, gets his dream job when he is assigned to track down his bail-jumping ex-wife, reporter Nicole Hurly. He thinks all that's ahead is an easy payday, but when Nicole gives him the slip so she can chase a lead on a murder cover-up, Milo realizes that nothing ever goes simply with him and Nicole. The exes continue to one-up each other until they find themselves on the run for their lives. If they thought their promise to love, honor and obey was tough; staying alive is going to be a whole lot tougher.

Opens: March 19, 2010 Runtime: hr. min. Rated: R

7. The Runaways
The Runaways is a biographical movie based on the 1970s all-girl rock band “The Runaways”. The film was written and directed by Floria Sigismondi, and stars Kristen Stewart and Dakota Fanning.



The film follows two friends, Jett and Currie, as they rise from rebellious L.A. street kids to rock stars of the now legendary group that paved the way for future generations of girl bands. With its tough-chick image and raw talent, the band quickly earns a name for itself—and so do its two leads: Joan is the band’s pure rock’ n’ roll heart, while Cherie, with her Bowie-Bardot looks, is the sex kitten.

Opens: March 19, 2010 Runtime: 1 hr.45 min. Rated: R

8. Repo Men



Humans have extended and improved our lives through highly sophisticated and expensive mechanical organs created by a company called The Union. The dark side of these medical breakthroughs is that if you don't pay your bill, The Union sends its highly skilled repo men to take back its property... with no concern for your comfort or survival. Remy is one of the best organ repo men in the business. But when he suffers a cardiac failure on the job, he awakens to find himself fitted with the company's top-of-the-line heart-replacement... as well as a hefty debt. But a side effect of the procedure is that his heart's no longer in the job. When he can't make the payments, The Union sends its toughest enforcer, Remy's former partner Jake, to track him down. Now the hunter has become the hunted. Directed by Miguel Sapochnik, Repo Men stars Jude Law, Forest Whitaker, Liev Schrieber, RZA and Alice Braga.

Opens: March 19, 2010 Runtime: hr. min. Rated: R

9. How to Train Your Dragon
How to Train Your Dragon is an animated film by DreamWorks Animation loosely based on the 2003 book of that same title, directed by Chris Sanders and Dean DeBlois. The film stars the voice talents of Jay Baruchel, America Ferrera, Jonah Hill, Gerard Butler, Christopher Mintz-Plasse and Craig Ferguson.



Set in a mythical world of vikings and dragons; a viking teenager named Hiccup, who lives on the island of Berk, where fighting dragons is a way of life. The teen’s smarts and offbeat sense of humor is disliked by his tribe and its chief, Hiccup’s father. However, when Hiccup is included in Dragon Training with the other viking teens, he sees his chance to prove he has what it takes to be a fighter. After he entangles a dragon with a bolas-shooting cannon, Hiccup releases and ends up befriending the dragon. This relationship flips his world upside down as he strives to convince his tribe that they do not need to be dragon-slayers.

Opens: March 26, 2010 Runtime: hr. min. Rated: PG

10. The Last Song
Based on the novel of the same name by Nicholas Sparks, The Last Song is a drama directed by Julie Anne Robinson, and starring Miley Cyrus, Liam Hemsworth, Greg Kinnear and Kelly Preston.



An estranged father living in a small Southern beach town gets a chance to spend the summer with his reluctant teenage daughter, who would rather be home in New York. He tries to connect with her through the only thing they have in common - music.

Opens: March 31, 2010 Runtime: hr. min. Rated: PG


Limited Release

1. Stolen
Stolen is a mystery-thriller directed by Anders Anderson and starring Josh Lucas and Jon Hamm (Mad Men).
Work has become an obsession for Detective Tom Adkins since the disappearance of his ten-year-old son, Tommy Jr. When an early morning phone call leads him to the mangled remains of a young boy who was brutally murdered 50 years ago, Adkins takes on the case in hopes of finding absolution. His investigation leads him to a man who lived in 1958 named Matthew Wakefield and his innocent son, John. The striking similarities in the cases pushes Adkins' obsession over the top. Barely holding onto his sanity and bound by redemption, Adkins unravels the unspeakable truth behind what happened to his son.

Opens: March 5, 2010 Runtime: 1 hr. 32 min. Rated: R

2. Chloe



Catherine (Julianne Moore) and David Stewart (Liam Neeson) are a married couple who have a 17-year-old son, Michael (Max Thieriot), and live in Toronto, Ontario. To an outsider, they have everything, but in reality, both their careers and raising a troubled teen have put strains on their marriage and all forms of communication have been lost. When David misses a flight home from New York and, as a result, a surprise party that Catherine has planned for him, her suspicions are raised when he can't give her a legitimate excuse. Catherine is immediately convinced that her husband is having an affair. After a chance encounter with a young escort named Chloe (Amanda Seyfried) in a hotel bathroom, Catherine begins to concoct a plan in her mind and hires Chloe to "test" her husband and report back to her with the sordid details.

This erotic thriller is directed by Atom Egoyan; and the screenplay was written by Erin Cressida Wilson, based on the film, Nathalie..., written by Anne Fontaine.

Opens: March 26, 2010 Runtime: 1 hr. 36 min. Rated: R