Tuesday, September 7, 2010

PREVIEWS – SEPTEMBER MOVIES

1. Machete



Machete, a former "Mexican Federale" turned renegade is hired by a crooked US Senator to execute a covert hit. He is double-crossed and is injured. A wounded Machete is taken to a hospital to be treated for wounds, and escapes from the guards before he can be arrested. Now he’s out looking for them so he can settle the score with the help of a fierce taco queen, heavily-armed holy man and a trigger-happy socialite April.

Co-written, produced, and directed by Robert Rodriguez and Ethan Maniquis, “Machete” stars Danny Trejo, Robert De Niro, Jessica Alba, Michelle Rodriguez, Lindsay Lohan and Steven Seagal.

Opens: September 3, 2010 Runtime: 1hr. 45 min. Rated:R



2. Going the Distance



“Going the Distance” is a romantic-comedy which revolves around a couple – Garrett, whom is still nursing the wounds from a recent breakup and Erin, an unflinchingly honest girl with a big talent for bar trivia – who try to maintain a long distance relationship with external forces such as nay-saying friends and an overprotective sister.

Directed by Nanette Burstein, the movie stars Drew Barrymore, Justin Long and Christina Applegate.

Opens: September 3, 2010 Runtime: 1hr. 49 min. Rated: R


3. Resident Evil: Afterlife



Since the events of Resident Evil: Extinction, Alice has been roaming the world searching for any remaining survivors. Alice also comes face to face with her arch-nemesis, Albert Wesker (Chairman of the Umbrella Corporation), for the first time in the series. As she enters the ruined Los Angeles, she stumbles onto a base of Umbrella, surrounded by zombies. She then teams up with a group of survivors who had been hiding in Los Angeles since the T-virus outbreak, and helps them to free another group held-up in a prison, among them Claire's brother, Chris Redfield and Jill Valentine from “Resident Evil: Apocalypse.”

Directed by Paul Anderson and starring Milla Jovovich, Ali Larter, Wentworth Miller, Sienna Guillory and Shawn Roberts.

Opens: September 10, 2010 Runtime: 1 hr. 40 min. Rated: R


4. The Town

Doug MacRay is an unrepentant criminal, the de facto leader of a group of ruthless bank robbers who pride themselves in stealing what they want and getting out clean. With no real attachments, Doug never has to fear losing anyone close to him. But that all changed on the gang's latest job, when they briefly took a hostage--bank manager, Claire Keesey. Though they let her go unharmed, Claire is nervously aware that the robbers know her name and where she lives. But she lets her guard down when she meets an unassuming and rather charming man named Doug not realizing that he is the same man who only days earlier had terrorized her. The instant attraction between them gradually turns into a passionate romance that threatens to take them both down a dangerous, and potentially deadly, path whilst evading a tenacious FBI agent looking to catch him and his crew before they rob another bank.



Based on Chuck Hogan’s novel “Prince of Thieves”, “The Town” is directed and starring Ben Affleck, John Hamm, Jeremy Renner, Blake Lively, Rebecca Hall and Chris Cooper.

Opens: September 17, 2010 Runtime: 2 hr. 05 min. Rated: R


5. Easy A



Nathaniel Hawthorne's novel “The Scarlet Letter” is re-imagined as a contemporary high school comedy about Olive Penderghast’s little white lie about losing her virginity to her gay best friend, Brandon because he's been tormented by bullies in school and asks for her help, her once anonymous reputation makes a complete one-eighty and shoots up to the sky as suddenly, as well as a threat to her new found reputation.

Directed by Will Gluck, and a casts that includes Emma Stone, Penn Badgely, Amanda Bynes, Thomas Haden Church, Cam Gigandet, Lisa Kudrow, Malcolm McDowell, Stanley Tucci and Alyson Michalka.

Opens: September 17, 2010 Runtime: 1 hr.33 min. Rated: PG-13


6. Devil



Set in an office building, five strangers are riding in an elevator when they suddenly find themselves trapped. After several terrifying and inexplicable events occur, such as the local fire department unable to open the elevator, the people begin to turn against each other when they begin to suspect that one of them is in fact, the Devil.

Based on a story by M. Night Shyamalan, “Devil” is directed by John Erick Dowdle and stars Chris Messina, Bojana Novakovic and Bokeem Woodbine.

Opens: September 17, 2010 Runtime: n/a Rated: PG-13


7. Alpha and Omega

Two mismatched wolves embark on a cross-country quest to get back home and restore peace in their pack after being relocated thousands of miles away by well-meaning park rangers. Kate is an Alpha: duty, discipline and sleek Lara Croft eye-popping moves fuel her fire. Humphrey is an Omega wolf, whose days are about quick wit, snappy one-liners and hanging with his motley crew of fun-loving wolves and video-gaming squirrels. Humphrey's motto - make 'em laugh. Kate's motto - I'm the boss. But first, they have to survive each other.



Directed by Anthony Bell and Ben Gluck, starring the voices of Justin Long, Hayden Panettiere, Christina Ricci, Danny Glover and Dennis Hopper.

Opens: September 17, 2010 Runtime: 1 hr.28 min. Rated: PG


8. Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole



Based on the first book of the series “Guardians of Ga'Hoole” by Kathryn Lasky, follows Soren, a young owl enthralled by his father’s epic stories of the Guardians of Ga’Hoole, a mythic band of winged warriors who had fought a great battle to save all of owlkind from the evil Pure Ones. While Soren dreams of someday joining his heroes, his older brother, Kludd, scoffs at the notion, and yearns to hunt, fly and steal his father’s favor from his younger sibling. But Kludd’s jealousy has terrible consequences—causing both owlets to fall from their treetop home and right into the talons of St. Aggies. Now it is up to Soren to make a daring escape with the help of other brave young owls. Together they soar across the sea and through the mist to find the Great Ga'Hoole Tree, home of the legendary Guardians—Soren’s only hope of defeating the Pure Ones and St.Aggies and to save the owl kingdoms.

Directed by Zack Snyder and starring the voices of Jim Sturgess, Geoffrey Rush, Ryan Kwanten, Emily Barclay, Hugo Weaving, David Wenham, Sam Neill, Jay Laga'aia and Helen Mirren.

Opens: September 24, 2010 Runtime: 1 hr.30 min. Rated: PG


9. Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps



Sequel to the 1987 Academy Award-winning film Wall Street, set three years after the first film, in June 2008, and Gordon Gekko has just been released from prison. Gekko decides to repair his damaged relationship with his estranged daughter, Winnie. Due to their time apart, and the fact that Winnie blames Gekko for her brother Rudy's suicide, she avoids any contact with him. At the same time, the mentor of young Wall Street trader Jacob unexpectedly dies, and Jacob suspects his hedge fund manager of being involved in the death. Jacob, who is Winnie's fiancé, seeks revenge and agrees to Gekko's offer of help, in return for which Jacob agrees to help Gekko with Winnie.

Dirrected by Oliver Stone, the film stars Michael Douglas, Shia LaBeouf, Josh Brolin, Carey Mulligan, Frank Langella, Charlie Sheen and Susan Sarandon.

Opens: September 24, 2010 Runtime: 2 hr.07 min. Rated: PG-13


10. You Again



A young woman, Marni, discovers her brother, Will, is about to marry the girl, Joanna, who was Marni's High School rival, and Marni sets out to expose the fiancée’s true colors. The plot thickens when Marni's mother Gail meets up with Joanna's aunt Ramona, and it is revealed that Gail and Ramona were also high school rivals. Marni and her mom do their best to let bygones be bygones, but old grudges die hard.

Directed by Andy Fickman, it stars Kristen Bell, Jamie Lee Curtis, Sigourney Weaver, Odette Yustman, Betty White, and Kristin Chenoweth.

Opens: September 24, 2010 Runtime: n/a Rated: PG



LIMITED RELEASE


1. The American



An adaptation of the novel “A Very Private Gentleman” by Martin Booth; Jack, an assassin, is constantly on the move and always alone. After a job in Sweden ends more harshly than expected for this American abroad, Jack retreats to the Italian countryside. He relishes being away from death for a spell as he holes up in a small medieval town. While there, Jack takes an assignment to construct a weapon for a mysterious contact, Mathilde. Savoring the peaceful quietude he finds in the mountains of Abruzzo, Jack accepts the friendship of local priest Father Benedetto and pursues a torrid liaison with a beautiful woman, Clara. Jack and Clara’s time together evolves into a romance, one seemingly free of danger. But by stepping out of the shadows, Jack may be tempting fate.

Directed by Anton Corbijn and starring George Clooney, Thekla Reuten, Irina Björklund, and Paolo Bonacelli.

Opens: September 1, 2010 Runtime: 1 hr. 43 min. Rated: R


2. The Romantics



Over the course of one raucous night at a seaside wedding seven close friends, all members of a tight, eclectic college clique, reconvene to watch two of their own tie the knot. Laura is maid of honor to Lila, her golden girl best friend. The two have long rivaled over the groom, Tom. Friendships and alliances are tested and the love triangle comes to a head the night before the wedding, when the drunken friends frolic in the nearby surf and return to shore... without the groom.

Based on the novel of the same name by Galt Niederhoffer, who also wrote the screenplay and directed the film, also the film stars Katie Holmes, Anna Paquin, Josh Duhamel, Adam Brody, Malin Åkerman and Elijah Wood.

Opens: September 10, 2010 Runtime: 1 hr. 35 min. Rated: PG-13