Movies - Coming to a Theater Near You
These are a few movies coming out soon that I think might be interesting. If you know of a movie that you might like to see that is not on this page email me & I'll add it. So, if any of you guys see any movie here that sparks your interest & would like to get a group together to go see it, let me know or leave a message on the forum.

Theaters


Movies

  The Dark Knight (7/18/08)

Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures
Director: Christopher Nolan
Screenwriter: Jonathan Nolan, Christopher Nolan
Starring: Christian Bale, Heath Ledger, Aaron Eckhart, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Gary Oldman, Michael Caine, Morgan Freeman
Genre: Action, Crime
MPAA Rating: PG-13 (for intense sequences of violence and some menace)
Plot Summary: Christian Bale once again embodies the man behind the mask in "The Dark Knight." The film reunites Bale with director Christopher Nolan and takes Batman across the world in his quest to fight a growing criminal threat. With the help of Lieutenant Jim Gordon (Gary Oldman) and District Attorney Harvey Dent (Aaron Eckhart), Batman has been making headway against local crime...until a rising criminal mastermind known as The Joker (Heath Ledger) unleashes a fresh reign of chaos across Gotham City. To stop this devious new menace--Batman's most personal and vicious enemy yet--he will have to use every high-tech weapon in his arsenal and confront everything he believes. -- comingsoon.net

Official Website: TheDarkKnight.com | IBelieveinHarveyDent.com | IBelieveinHarveyDentToo.com | WhySoSerious.com

 

 

  

Mamma Mia! (7/18/08)

Studio: Universal Pictures
Director: Phyllida Lloyd
Screenwriter: Catherine Johnson
Starring: Meryl Streep, Pierce Brosnan, Colin Firth, Stellan Skarsgård, Julie Walters, Dominic Cooper, Amanda Seyfried, Christine Baranski
Genre: Comedy, Musical, Romance
MPAA Rating: PG-13 (for some sex-related comments)
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Plot Summary: Meryl Streep leads an all-star cast in the feature-film adaptation of the beloved musical that has been seen by more than 30 million people in 160 cities and 8 languages around the world. Bringing the timeless lyrics and melodies of iconic super group ABBA to movie audiences, Summer 2008 is the season for "Mamma Mia!"

The three women who created the worldwide smash stage hit--global producer Judy Craymer, writer Catherine Johnson and director Phyllida Lloyd--repeat their roles in bringing this joyful, musical story to the big screen. The Mamma Mia! film is produced by Judy Craymer and Gary Goetzman.

Pierce Brosnan, Colin Firth, Stellan Skarsgård, Christine Baranski, Julie Walters, Amanda Seyfried and Dominic Cooper join Streep in this celebration of a mother, a daughter and three possible dads.

An independent, single mother who owns a small hotel on an idyllic Greek island, Donna (Streep) is about to let go of Sophie (Amanda Seyfried), the spirited daughter she's raised alone. For Sophie's wedding, Donna has invited her two lifelong best girlfriends--practical and no-nonsense Rosie (Julie Walters) and wealthy, multi-divorcee Tanya (Christine Baranski)--from her one-time backing band, Donna and the Dynamos. But Sophie has secretly invited three guests of her own.

On a quest to find the identity of her father to walk her down the aisle, she brings back three men from Donna's past to the Mediterranean paradise they visited 20 years earlier. Over 24 chaotic, magical hours, new love will bloom and old romances will be rekindled on this lush island full of possibilities.

Inspired by the storytelling magic of ABBA's songs from "Dancing Queen" and "S.O.S." to "Money, Money, Money" and "Take a Chance on Me," Mamma Mia! is a celebration of mothers and daughters, old friends and new family found. -- comingsoon.net 

Official Website: MammaMiamovie.com


Space Chimps (7/18/08) 

Studio: 20th Century Fox
Director: Kirk De Micco
Screenwriter: Simon Goltsman, Kirk De Micco
Starring: Andy Samberg, Cheryl Hines, Patrick Warburton, Kristin Chenoweth, Stanley Tucci
Genre: Adventure, Animation, Comedy
MPAA Rating: G
Plot Summary: "Space Chimps" is an intergalactic comedy that highlights the antics of astronaut chimps with the "wrong stuff." Ham III (Samberg), the slacker grandson of the first chimp blasted into space before manned spaceflight, joins two other astronaut chimps for a dangerous mission through a black hole to an inhabited planet. When they're stranded there, the chimps must help the inhabitants rid themselves of a tyrannical leader, and then figure out how to get back to Earth.

Official Website: SpaceChimpspower.com


Step Brothers (7/25/08) 

Studio: Columbia Pictures (Sony)
Director: Adam McKay
Screenwriter: Will Ferrell, Adam McKay
Starring: Will Ferrell, John C. Reilly, Richard Jenkins, Mary Steenburgen, Adam Scott, Katherine Hahn
Genre: Comedy
MPAA Rating: R (for crude and sexual content, and pervasive language)
Plot Summary: Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly, who last teamed in the box-office smash "Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby," now star in "Step Brothers," directed by Adam McKay ("Talladega Nights"). In "Step Brothers," Ferrell plays Brennan Huff, a sporadically employed thirty-nine-year-old who lives with his mother, Nancy (Mary Steenburgen). Reilly plays Dale Doback, a terminally unemployed forty-year-old who lives with his father, Robert (Richard Jenkins). When Robert and Nancy marry and move in together, Brennan and Dale are forced to live with each other as step brothers. As their narcissism and downright aggressive laziness threaten to tear the family apart, these two middle-aged, immature, overgrown boys will orchestrate an insane, elaborate plan to bring their parents back together. To pull it off, they must form an unlikely bond that maybe, just maybe, will finally get them out of the house. The screenplay is by Will Ferrell & Adam McKay from a story by Will Ferrell & Adam McKay & John C. Reilly. Jimmy Miller and Judd Apatow produce.

Official Website: StepBrothers-movie.com

  

 The X-Files: I Want to Believe (7/25/08) 

Studio: 20th Century Fox
Director: Chris Carter
Screenwriter: Chris Carter, Frank Spotnitz
Starring: David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Xzibit, Amanda Peet, Billy Connolly, Callum Keith Rennie, Adam Godley
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
MPAA Rating: PG-13 (for violent and disturbing content and thematic material)
Plot Summary: "The X-Files: I Want to Believe" is a stand-alone story in the tradition of some of the show's most acclaimed and beloved episodes, and takes the complicated relationship between Fox Mulder (Duchovny) and Dana Scully (Anderson) in unexpected directions. Mulder continues his unshakable quest for the truth, and Scully, the passionate, ferociously intelligent physician, remains inextricably tied to Mulder's pursuits.

Official Website: XFiles.com

 

The Rocker (7/30/08) 

Studio: 20th Century Fox
Director: Peter Cattaneo
Screenwriter: Ryan Jaffe, Wallace Wolodarsky, Maya Forbes
Starring: Rainn Wilson, Christina Applegate, Josh Gad, Teddy Geiger, Jane Lynch, Emma Stone, Jason Sudeikis, Howard Hesseman, Jeff Garlin, Bradley Cooper, Lonny Ross, Will Arnett, Fred Armisen
Genre: Comedy, Romance
MPAA Rating: Not Available
Plot Summary: "The Rocker" tells the story of a failed, over-the-hill drummer who gets a second chance at fame. Robert "Fish" Fishman is the extremely dedicated and astoundingly passionate (not to mention sweaty) drummer for the eighties hair band Vesuvius who is living the rock 'n' roll dream until he is unceremoniously kicked out of the group. Unfortunately for Fish, this happens right before Vesuvius becomes one of the biggest bands in the world. Fish is then forced to get a 'real' job and abandon his dream until an unlikely opportunity arises. Twenty years after getting booted out of the band he helped create, just when Fish has finally given up hope, all of his wildest fantasies come true.

Official Website: Rockermovie.com

 

The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor (8/1/08)

Studio: Universal Pictures
Director: Rob Cohen
Screenwriter: Alfred Gough, Miles Millar
Starring: Brendan Fraser, Jet Li, Maria Bello, John Hannah, Michelle Yeoh, Anthony Wong, Luke Ford, Isabella Leong
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
MPAA Rating: Not Available
Plot Summary: The blockbuster global "Mummy" franchise takes a spellbinding turn as the action shifts to Asia for the next chapter in the adventure series, "The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor." Brendan Fraser returns as explorer Rick O'Connell to combat the resurrected Han Emperor (Jet Li) in an epic that races from the catacombs of ancient China high into the frigid Himalayas. Rick is joined in this all-new adventure by son Alex (newcomer Luke Ford), wife Evelyn (Maria Bello) and her brother, Jonathan (John Hannah). And this time, the O'Connells must stop a mummy awoken from a 2,000-year-old curse who threatens to plunge the world into his merciless, unending service.

Doomed by a double-crossing sorceress (Michelle Yeoh) to spend eternity in suspended animation, China's ruthless Dragon Emperor and his 10,000 warriors have laid forgotten for eons, entombed in clay as a vast, silent terra cotta army. But when dashing adventurer Alex O'Connell is tricked into awakening the ruler from eternal slumber, the reckless young archaeologist must seek the help of the only people who know more than he does about taking down the undead: his parents.

As the monarch roars back to life, our heroes find his quest for world domination has only intensified over the millennia. Striding the Far East with unimaginable supernatural powers, the Emperor Mummy will rouse his legion as an unstoppable, otherworldly force...unless the O'Connells can stop him first. Now, in "The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor," the trademark thrills and visually spectacular action of the "Mummy" series will be redefined for a new generation.

"The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor" is helmed by director Rob Cohen ("The Fast and the Furious," "xXx") and written by Alfred Gough & Miles Millar ("Spider-Man 2," television's "Smallville"). Reprising their roles as producers in the series are Bob Ducsay, Sean Daniel, Stephen Sommers and James Jacks. -- comingsoon.net

Official Website: RobCohenTheMummy.com

    

 Sixty Six

Studio: Working Title Films
Director: Paul Weiland
Screenwriter: Peter Straughan, Bridget O'Connor
Starring: Eddie Marsan, Helena Bonham Carter, Stephen Rea, Catherine Tate, Peter Serafinowicz, Gregg Sulkin
Genre: Comedy, Drama
MPAA Rating: PG-13 (for language, some sexual content and brief nudity)
Plot Summary: England, the summer of '66 and the country is about to be consumed by World Cup Fever. For 12-year-old Bernie the biggest day of his life is looming, the day he becomes a man - his Bar Mitzvah. But his plans for the perfect day begin to go awry when his father's business starts to fail, forcing the family to scale back on their plans. Even more disturbing, the World Cup Final is scheduled for the same day as his passage into manhood. Parents Manny and Esther (Eddie Marsan and Helena Bonham Carter) assure Bernie that England won't possibly make the finals, and refuse to change the date of the Bar Mitzvah. Bernie's only solace comes from his relationship with asthma specialist, Dr Barrie (Stephen Rea). As the big day approaches, everything seems to be going perfectly wrong: Manny's business fails and the family home catches fire, and older brother Jimmy has a serious injury. And to everyone's shock, England keeps winning games and inching towards the climactic final round. As his parents realize just how much they have let Bernie's once-in-a-lifetime moment fall by the wayside, they come up with their own ambitious plan to make Bernie's Bar Mitzvah day one to remember.

Official Website: WorkingTitleFilms.com


Swing Vote (8/1/08) 

Studio: Touchstone Pictures (Disney)
Director: Joshua Michael Stern
Screenwriter: Joshua Michael Stern, Jason Richman
Starring: Kevin Costner, Dennis Hopper, Nathan Lane, Kelsey Grammer, Stanley Tucci, George Lopez, Madeline Carroll, Paula Patton, Judge Reinhold, Willie Nelson, Mare Winningham, Richard Petty
Genre: Comedy
MPAA Rating: PG-13 (for language)
Plot Summary: "Swing Vote" follows the story of Bud Johnson (Kevin Costner), an apathetic, beer-slinging, lovable loser, who is coasting through a life that has passed him by. The one bright spot is his precocious, over-achieving twelve-year-old daughter Molly. She takes care of both of them, until one mischievous moment on Election Day, when she accidentally sets off a chain of events which culminates in the election coming down to one vote... her dad's.

"Swing Vote" is a comical look at the journey of one father and daughter who discover that everyone has the power to change the world.

Official Website: SwingVote-themovie.com

  

Bottle Shock (8/8/08)(limited)

Studio: Freestyle Releasing
Director: Randall M. Miller
Screenwriter: Jody Savin, Randall M. Miller, Ross Schwartz
Starring: Alan Rickman, Chris Pine, Bill Pullman, Rachael Taylor, Freddy Rodriguez, Dennis Farina, Eliza Dushku, Bradley Whitford, Miguel Sandoval
Genre: Drama
MPAA Rating: Not Available
Plot Summary: Based on a true story, "Bottle Shock" chronicles the events leading up to the famous Paris Tastings of 1976, wherein Napa wines bested the exalted French wines in a blind tasting and put California wines on the map for good. The story is told through the lives of father and son, Jim (Pullman) and Bo Barrett (Pine), who founded Chateau Montelena in the early 1970s and whose Chardonnay went on to win what was eventually coined "Judgment of Paris." Jim Barrett, who had been a successful real estate attorney previously, is emblematic of the California vintners' spirit – mavericks who had come to Napa on a quest to make world class wines.

Official Website: BottleShockthemovie.com


Fly Me To The Moon (8/8/08) 

Studio: Summit Entertainment
Director: Ben Stassen
Screenwriter: Domonic Paris
Starring: Nicolette Sheridan, Tim Curry, Christopher Lloyd, Robert Patrick, Kelly Ripa, Adrienne Barbeau, Ed Begley Jr., Buzz Aldrin
Genre: Animation
MPAA Rating: G
Plot Summary: In this groundbreaking 3-D animated adventure, three young flies set off on a courageous mission to become the first insects on the moon by hitching a ride on the historic Apollo 11 space flight. Based on the actual transcripts and the original blueprints from NASA, the film's stunning visuals and meticulous attention to detail introduce a whole new generation to the awe-inspiring achievements of the space program’s most momentous mission.

The year is 1969 and like everyone else in the world, Nat (Trevor Gagnon) and his pals IQ (Philip Daniel Bolden) and Scooter (David Gore) are abuzz over the upcoming launch of the first manned mission to the moon. Inspired by his Grandpa's (Christopher Lloyd) oft-told tale of hiding aboard Amelia Earhart's plane during her famed solo cross-Atlantic flight, Nat hatches a secret plan for the three young flies to stow away on the Apollo 11 rocket.

Thinking the trip will be over in a matter of minutes, the fly boys—and their earthbound families—are shocked to learn they will be in space for closer to a week. When a N.A.S.A. Ground Control official catches sight of the three winged stowaways, he instructs the astronauts to store them in a test tube for later study. But after an electrical short causes the ship’s engine to malfunction, the three intrepid insects manage to escape from their glass mini-brig just in time to discover the wiring problem and fix it.

After a difficult lunar landing, Nat tags along with Neil Armstrong on his legendary moon walk. Although the flies face a few more close calls, the mission appears to be a success. At least until Grandpa’s old flame Nadia (Nicolette Sheridan) arrives from Russia to warn him that her government, angry over losing the space race, has dispatched fly-spy Yegor (Tim Curry) to Cape Canaveral to sabotage the computer flight plans. With the Apollo hurtling toward Earth, it falls to Nat’s family to save the mission—and the trio of brave flies—from disaster.

Official Website: FlyMetotheMoonthemovie.com


Henry Poole Is Here (8/15/08)(limited)

Studio: Overture Films
Director: Mark Pellington
Screenwriter: Albert Torres
Starring: Luke Wilson, Radha Mitchell, Adriana Barraza, George Lopez, Cheryl Hines, Rachel Seiferth, Morgan Lily
Genre: Comedy, Drama
MPAA Rating: PG (for thematic elements and some language)
Plot Summary: Luke Wilson ("The Royal Tenenbaums," "Old School"), Academy Award® nominee Adriana Barraza ("Babel") and Radha Mitchell ("Finding Neverland") star in a modern day fable about the unexpected wonders of the everyday from director Mark Pellington ("U2 3D," "The Mothman Prophesies"). "Henry Poole is Here" tells the funny, poignant and uplifting story of a disillusioned man who attempts to hide from life in a rundown suburban tract home only to discover he cannot escape the forces of hope.

Henry Poole (Wilson) just wants to disappear. Shattered by circumstances beyond his control, he offers full price on a cookie cutter house in a drab, middle-class, L.A. neighborhood through his perky realtor Meg (Cheryl Hines). But just as he settles in to his indulgent isolation with a case of vodka and all the junk food he can eat, his neighbor, a well-meaning busybody named Esperanza (Adriana Barraza), drops by with a plate of homemade tamales and a whole lot of questions.

Despite his desire for solitude, Henry can't help noticing Dawn (Radha Mitchell), the beautiful young divorcée next door and her daughter Millie (Lily), an eight-year-old amateur spy who hasn't spoken a word since her parents' break-up.

Henry's self-imposed exile is shattered when Esperanza discovers a mysterious stain on Henry's stucco wall that is seen to have miraculous powers. She begins leading pilgrimages to the "holy site" and invites church officials, including her pastor, Father Salizar (George Lopez), to inspect the apparition.

Although Henry remains skeptical, he finds himself gradually drawn back towards life, especially after his silent friendship with Millie brings him closer to Dawn. As news of the apparition spreads throughout the neighborhood and his feelings for Dawn grow, Henry realizes his plan to live out his days in quiet desperation is going to be much harder than he ever imagined.

Official Website: MySpace.com/HenryPooleisHere


Tropic Thunder (8/15/08) 

Studio: DreamWorks Pictures (Paramount)
Director: Ben Stiller
Screenwriter: Ben Stiller, Etan Cohen, Justin Theroux
Starring: Ben Stiller, Jack Black, Robert Downey Jr., Nick Nolte, Brandon Jackson, Steve Coogan, Danny McBride, Bill Hader, Jay Baruchel, Matt Levin, Andrea De Oliveira, Reggie Lee, Matthew McConaughey, Tom Cruise
Genre: Comedy
MPAA Rating: R (for pervasive language including sexual references, violent content and drug material)
Plot Summary: Ben Stiller says "Tropic Thunder" is a "a comedy about five actors who go on location and find themselves relying on their boot camp experiences when they get stuck in a real war-like situation." Black will play Jeff "Fats" Portnoy, an overweight gross-out comedian, who's forced to kick his drug addiction while filming on location in the jungle. Downey Jr. will play Kirk Lazarus, the greatest actor of his generation and a four-time Oscar winner. Baruchel will play Kevin Sandusky, an unknown actor on the set and Stiller plays Speedman.

Official Website: TropicThunder.com


The Long Shots (8/22/08) 

Studio: Dimension Films (The Weinstein Company), MGM
Director: Fred Durst
Screenwriter: Nick Santora, Doug Atchison
Starring: Ice Cube, Tasha Smith, Keke Palmer, Jill Marie Jones, Earthquake
Genre: Comedy, Family
MPAA Rating: Not Available
Plot Summary: Based on a true story, a poor Illinois town comes together behind the local Pop Warner football team and their unlikely quarterback, Jasmine Plummer, the first female in Pop Warner football history. Under the tutelage of her uncle Curtis, a former high school football star, Jasmine leads her team, the Harvey Colts, to the Pop Warner Super Bowl and inspires the town of Wallace to reclaim some of its former glory.

Official Website: TheLongshots-movie.com


The Accidental Husband (8/22/08)

Studio: Yari Film Group Releasing
Director: Griffin Dunne
Screenwriter: Kristen Buckley, Mimi Hare
Starring: Uma Thurman, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Colin Firth, Sam Shepard, Isabella Rossellini, Lindsay Sloane, Justina Machado
Genre: Comedy, Romance
MPAA Rating: PG-13 (for some sexual content and brief strong language)
Plot Summary: New York firefighter Patrick Sullivan had no idea his seemingly idyllic life was about to go up in smoke – especially as the unwitting, second-hand recipient of advice from famed love expert and radio host Dr. Emma Lloyd. One day he is a happy, go-lucky guy looking forward to a life with his soon-to-be-bride. The next thing you know, his fiancée Sophia (Justina Machado) is seeking couples counseling on the radio from Dr. Lloyd. The no-nonsense, ever practical Dr. Lloyd questions Sophia's concept of romantic love and advises her to break their engagement, which she swiftly does. But when Patrick and his computer-savvy neighbor decide to give Dr. Lloyd a taste of her own medicine and "accidentally" join them in holy matrimony – something that doesn't go over too well with her fiancée (played by Colin Firth) -- it isn't long before they learn that sometimes even an expert in love needs a second opinion...

Official Website: TheAccidentalHusbandmovie.com | DrEmmaLloyd.com


Traitor (8/27/08)

Studio: Overture Films
Director: Jeffrey Nachmanoff
Screenwriter: Jeffrey Nachmanoff
Starring: Don Cheadle, Guy Pearce, Jeff Daniels, Neal McDonough, Archie Panjabi, Alyy Kahn, Said Taghmaoui
Genre: Thriller
MPAA Rating: Not Available
Plot Summary: Academy Award® nominee Don Cheadle ("Hotel Rwanda," "Crash") and Guy Pearce ("Memento," "L.A. Confidential") star in "Traitor," a taut international thriller set against a jigsaw puzzle of covert counter-espionage operations.

Official Website: Traitor-themovie.com 


Bangkok Dangerous (9/5/08)

Studio: Lionsgate
Director: Danny Pang, Oxide Pang
Screenwriter: Jason Richman
Starring: Nicolas Cage, Shahkrit Yamnarm, Charlie Yeung, Panward Hemmanee, Nirattisai Kaljaruek, Dom Hetrakul
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
MPAA Rating: R (for violence, language and some sexuality)
Plot Summary: The life of an anonymous assassin takes an unexpected turn when he travels to Thailand to complete a series of contract killings. Joe (Nicolas Cage), a remorseless hitman, is in Bangkok to execute four enemies of a ruthless crime boss named Surat. He hires Kong (Shahkrit Yamnarm), a street punk and pickpocket, to run errands for him with the intention of covering his tracks by killing him at the end of the assignment. Strangely, Joe, the ultimate lone wolf, instead finds himself mentoring the young man while simultaneously being drawn into a tentative romance with a local shop girl. As he falls further under the sway of Bangkok's intoxicating beauty, Joe begins to question his isolated existence and let down his guard... just as Surat decides it's time to clean house.

Directors Oxide Pang and Danny Pang ("The Eye") paint an explosive picture of the Bangkok underworld, illuminated with neon and saturated in violence. Based on the Pang Brothers' wildly popular Hong Kong action film of the same name "Bangkok Dangerous" is written by Jason Richman.

Official Website: Lionsgate.com/BangkokDangerous

  

 Burn After Reading (9/12/08)

Studio: Focus Features
Director: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
Screenwriter: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
Starring: George Clooney, Frances McDormand, John Malkovich, Tilda Swinton, Richard Jenkins, Brad Pitt
Genre: Dark Comedy
MPAA Rating: R (for pervasive language, some sexual content and violence)
Plot Summary: A dark spy-comedy from Academy Award winners Joel and Ethan Coen. An ousted CIA official's (Academy Award nominee John Malkovich) memoir accidentally falls into the hands of two unwise gym employees intent on exploiting their find.

Trailer: http://www.apple.com/trailers/focus_features/burnafterreading/ 

  

Phoebe in Wonderland (9/12/08)(limited) 

Studio: THINKFilm
Director: Daniel Barnz
Screenwriter: Daniel Barnz
Starring: Elle Fanning, Felicity Huffman, Bill Pullman, Patricia Clarkson, Campbell Scott
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
MPAA Rating: Not Available
Plot Summary: "Phoebe in Wonderland" is the fantastical tale of Phoebe (Elle Fanning), a young girl who longs to be in the school production of Alice in Wonderland. After her peculiar drama teacher Miss Dodger (Patricia Clarkson) casts her, Phoebe struggles to control her behavior so her Principal (Campbell Scott) won't kick her out. As Phoebe's stress mounts, her behavior grows worse, creating intense pressure on her parents Hillary and Peter (Felicity Huffman and Bill Pullman). Hillary, who already feels a failure in both her personal and professional life, desperately tries to understand and help her daughter. But this connection proves elusive as Phoebe begins retreating to an imaginary fantasy world peopled by characters from Alice in Wonderland, a world which grows increasingly disturbing and treacherous. As Alice observes to the Caterpillar, "It is very confusing being so many different sizes in a day," and in the end both Hillary and Phoebe (under Miss Dodger's tutelage) must try to navigate the strange, painful, exhilarating transformation from chrysalis to butterfly.

  

Righteous Kill (9/12/08) 

Studio: Overture Films
Director: Jon Avnet
Screenwriter: Russell Gerwitz
Starring: Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, 50 Cent, Carla Gugino, Donnie Wahlberg, Brian Dennehy, John Leguizamo, Dan Futterman, Trilby Glover, Rob Dyrdek, Mark Famiglietti, Denis O'Hare, Katie Chonacas, Brett Granstaff, Saidah Arrika Ekulona, Alan Blumenfeld
Genre: Crime, Drama
MPAA Rating: Not Available
Plot Summary: Longtime partners Detectives David Fisk and Thomas Cowan investigate a series of vigilante killings in a gritty and sophisticated New York City crime thriller.

Official Website: RighteousKill-themovie.com


Tyler Perry's The Family That Preys (9/12/08) 

Studio: Lionsgate
Director: Tyler Perry
Screenwriter: Tyler Perry
Starring: Kathy Bates, Alfre Woodard, Tyler Perry, Cole Hauser, Sanaa Lathan, Rockmond Dunbar, Taraji P. Henson, Kadee Strickland, Sebastian Siegel
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
MPAA Rating: Not Available
Plot Summary: Academy Award®-winner Kathy Bates and Academy Award®-nominee Alfre Woodard star as the matriarchs of two very different families being torn apart by greed and scandal in the contemporary drama "Tyler Perry's The Family That Prays." The sixth feature film by Perry chronicles the inner workings of two families—one upper-crust and the other working class—that become inextricably linked by scandal.

Wealthy socialite Charlotte Cartwright (Kathy Bates) and her dear friend Alice Pratt (Alfre Woodard), a working class woman of high ideals, have enjoyed a lasting friendship throughout many years. Suddenly, their lives become mired in turmoil as their adult children's extramarital affairs, unethical business practices and a dark paternity secret threaten to derail family fortunes and unravel the lives of all involved. Alice's self-centered newlywed daughter Andrea (Sanaa Lathan) is betraying her trusting husband Chris (Rockmond Dunbar) by engaging in a torrid affair with her boss and mother’s best friend’s son William (Cole Hauser). While cheating on his wife Jillian (Kadee Strickland) with a string of ongoing dalliances with his mistress Andrea, William's true focus is to replace the COO of his mother’s lucrative construction corporation. Meanwhile, Alice's other daughter Pam (Taraji Henson), a kind but no nonsense woman married to a hard working construction worker (Tyler Perry), tries to steer the family in a more positive direction.

While paternity secrets, marital infidelity, greed and unsavory business dealings threaten to derail both families, Charlotte and Alice decide to take a breather from it all by making a cross-country road trip in which they rediscover themselves and possibly find a way to save their families from ruin in "Tyler Perry's The Family That Prays."

  

The Women (9/12/08)(limited) 

Studio: Picturehouse
Director: Diane English
Screenwriter: Diane English
Starring: Meg Ryan, Annette Bening, Eva Mendes, Jada Pinkett Smith, Debra Messing, Candice Bergen, Bette Midler, Cloris Leachman, Carrie Fisher, Lynn Whitfield, Joanna Gleason, Ana Gasteyer, Debi Mazar
Genre: Comedy
MPAA Rating: PG-13 (for sex-related material, language, some drug use and brief smoking)
Plot Summary: Adaptation of Clare Boothe Luce's play of the same name, first made famous by director George Cukor's iconic 1939 film.
Set in New York City's modern whirl of fashion and publishing, "The Women" tells the story of Mary Haines (Meg Ryan), a clothing designer who seems to have it all – a beautiful country home, a rich financier husband, an adorable 11-year-old daughter and a part-time career creating designs for her father's venerable clothing company. Her best friend, Sylvie Fowler (Annette Bening), leads another enviable life – a happily single editor of a prominent fashion magazine, a possessor of a huge closet of designer clothes and a revered arbiter of taste and style poised on New York's cutting edge. But when Mary's husband enters into an affair with Crystal Allen (Eva Mendes), a sultry 'spritzer girl' lurking behind the Saks Fifth Avenue perfume counter, all hell breaks loose. Mary and Sylvie's relationship is tested to the breaking point while their tight-knit circle of friends, including mega-mommy Edie Cohen (Debra Messing) and author Alex Fisher (Jada Pinkett-Smith), all start to question their own friendships and romantic relationships as well.

Official Website: TheWomenthemovie.com

  

Blindness (9/19/08)

Studio: Miramax Films
Director: Fernando Meirelles
Screenwriter: Don McKellar
Starring: Mark Ruffalo, Julianne Moore, Gael Garcia Bernal, Sandra Oh, Danny Glover
Genre: Psychological Thriller
MPAA Rating: Not Available
Plot Summary: When a sudden plague of blindness devastates a city, a small group of the afflicted band together to triumphantly overcome the horrific conditions of their imposed quarantine. "Blindness," starring Academy Award®-nominee Julianne Moore, Gael García Bernal, Mark Ruffalo, Sandra Oh and Danny Glover, is a psychological thriller about the fragility of mankind. Adapted from Nobel Laureate José Saramago's masterwork, the film is directed by Academy Award®-nominee Fernando Meirelles ("City of God") from a screenplay by Tony Award-winner Don McKellar ("The Drowsy Chaperone").

Official Website: Blindness-themovie.com


The Duchess (9/19/08)(limited)

Studio: Paramount Vantage
Director: Saul Dibb
Screenwriter: Jeffrey Hatcher
Starring: Keira Knightley, Ralph Fiennes, Charlotte Rampling, Dominic Cooper, Hayley Atwell
Genre: Drama
MPAA Rating: PG-13 (for sexual content, brief nudity and thematic material)
Plot Summary: Long before the concept existed, the Duchess of Devonshire, Georgiana Spencer (Keira Knightley), was the original "It Girl." Like her direct ancestor Princess Diana, she was ravishing, glamorous and adored by an entire country. Determined to be a player in the wider affairs of the world, she proved that she could out-gamble, out-drink and outwit most of the aristocratic men who surrounded her. She helped usher in sweeping changes to England as a leader of the forward-thinking Whig Party. But even as her power and popularity grew, she was haunted by the fact that the only man in England she seemingly could not seduce was her very own husband, the Duke (Ralph Fiennes). And when she tried to find her own way to be true to her heart and loyal to her duty, the resulting controversies and convoluted liaisons would leave all of London talking.

"The Duchess" is the story of an extraordinary woman who rose to fame by staying true to her passions in a world of protocol, gossip and social rules – and paid the price.

Academy Award® nominee Knightley and Academy Award® winner Fiennes head an international cast that also includes Dominic Cooper ("The History Boys") as the abolitionist Charles Grey, the Duchess's favorite lover; Haley Atwell ("Cassandra's Dream") as the Duchess's alluring best friend and rival, Lady Elizabeth "Bess" Spencer; and Charlotte Rampling ("Swimming Pool") as the Duchess's mother, the Lady Spencer.

Rising UK director Saul Dibb ("Bullet Boy," "The Line of Beauty") brings to life a vibrantly lavish, yet rapidly changing England in the time of the Enlightenment, the French Revolution, and the madness of King George. The film is written by Dibb, Jeffrey Hatcher ("Casanova") and Anders Thomas Jensen ("After the Wedding") based on the award-winning biography Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire by Amanda Foreman. The producers are Gabrielle Tana and Michael Kuhn. The executive producer is Carolyn Marks Blackwood.

Official Website: TheDuchessmovie.com


Ghost Town (9/19/08) 

Studio: DreamWorks Pictures (Paramount)
Director: David Koepp
Screenwriter: David Koepp, John Kamps
Starring: Tea Leoni, Greg Kinnear, Kristen Wiig, Téa Leoni, Billy Campbell
Genre: Comedy
MPAA Rating: PG-13 (for some strong language, sexual humor and drug references)
Plot Summary: The comedy centers on a dentist (Gervais) who has a near-death experience during routine surgery and gains the ability to see dead people who ask him for help in contacting the living.

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Igor (9/19/08)  

Studio: MGM, The Weinstein Company
Director: Tony Leondis
Screenwriter: Chris McKenna
Starring: John Cusack, Steve Buscemi, Jay Leno, Eddie Izzard, Sean Hayes, John Cleese, Molly Shannon, Jennifer Coolidge, Arsenio Hall
Genre: Animation, Comedy
MPAA Rating: Not Available
Plot Summary: A playfully irreverent comedy with a new twist to the classic monster genre, "Igor" is the story of a mad scientist's hunchbacked lab assistant who has big dreams of becoming a scientist in his own right and winning the coveted first place award at the annual Evil Science Fair.

Official Website: Igor-movie.com

  

Lakeview Terrace (9/19/08)

Studio: Screen Gems (Sony)
Director: Neil LaBute
Screenwriter: David Loughery, Howard Korder
Starring: Samuel L. Jackson, Patrick Wilson, Kerry Washington, Eva La Rue, Bitsie Tulloch
Genre: Thriller
MPAA Rating: PG-13 (for intense thematic material, violence, sexuality, language and some drug references)
Plot Summary: In "Lakeview Terrace," a young couple (Patrick Wilson and Kerry Washington) has just moved into their California dream home when they become the target of their next-door neighbor, who disapproves of their interracial relationship. A stern, single father, this tightly wound LAPD officer (Samuel L. Jackson) has appointed himself the watchdog of the neighborhood. His nightly foot patrols and overly watchful eyes bring comfort to some, but he becomes increasingly harassing to the newlyweds. These persistent intrusions into their lives ultimately turn tragic when the couple decides to fight back.

Official Website: SonyPictures.com

 Eagle Eye (9/26/08)

Studio: DreamWorks Pictures (Paramount)
Director: D.J. Caruso
Screenwriter: Hillary Seitz
Starring: Shia LaBeouf, Michelle Monaghan, Rosario Dawson, Billy Bob Thornton, Michael Chiklis, Anthony Azizi, Anthony Mackie, Lynn Cohen
Genre: Thriller
MPAA Rating: Not Available
Plot Summary: Shia LaBeouf reteams with "Disturbia" director D.J. Caruso playing a young slacker whose overachieving twin brother has died mysteriously. When the young man returns home, both he and a single mother find they have been framed as terrorists. Forced to become members of a cell that has plans to carry out a political assassination, they must work together to extricate themselves.

Official Website: EagleEyemovie.com

  

Miracle at St. Anna (9/26/08)

Studio: Touchstone Pictures (Disney)
Director: Spike Lee
Screenwriter: James McBride
Starring: Derek Luke, Michael Ealy, Laz Alonso, Omar Benson Miller, Matteo Sciabordi, John Leguizamo, Joseph Gordon Levitt, Valentina Cervi
Genre: Drama
MPAA Rating: R (for strong war violence, language and some sexual content/nudity)
Plot Summary: "Miracle at St. Anna" chronicles the story of four black American soldiers who are members of the US Army as part of the all-black 92nd "Buffalo Soldier" Division stationed in Tuscany, Italy during World War II.

They experience the tragedy and triumph of the war as they find themselves trapped behind enemy lines and separated from their unit after one of them risks his life to save an Italian boy.

Directed by Spike Lee from a screenplay written by James McBride, the author of the acclaimed novel of the same name, the film explores a deeply inspiring, powerful story drawn from true history, that transcends national boundaries, race, and class to touch the goodness within us all.

Official Website: Miraclemovie.com

  

Nights in Rodanthe (9/26/08)

Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures
Director: George C. Wolfe
Screenwriter: Ann Peacock, John Romano
Starring: Richard Gere, Diane Lane, Scott Glenn, James Franco, Christopher Meloni, Viola Davis, Mae Whitman, Pablo Schreiber
Genre: Drama, Romance
MPAA Rating: PG-13 (for some sensuality)
Plot Summary: In the romantic drama "Nights in Rodanthe," based on the Nicholas Sparks best-selling novel, Diane Lane stars as Adrienne Willis, a woman with her life in chaos, who retreats to the tiny coastal town of Rodanthe, in the Outer Banks of North Carolina, to tend to a friend's inn for the weekend. Here she hopes to find the tranquility she so desperately needs to rethink the conflicts surrounding her—a wayward husband who has asked to come home, and a teenaged daughter who resents her every decision.

Almost as soon as Adrienne gets to Rodanthe, a major storm is forecast and Dr. Paul Flanner (Richard Gere) arrives. The only guest at the inn, Flanner is not on a weekend escape but rather is there to face his own crisis of conscience.

Now, with the storm closing in, the two turn to each other for comfort and, in one magical weekend, set in motion a life-changing romance that will resonate throughout the rest of their lives.

Official Website: NightsinRodanthe.com

  

The Express (10/3/08)

Studio: Universal Pictures
Director: Gary Fleder
Screenwriter: Charles Leavitt
Starring: Dennis Quaid, Rob Brown, Omar Benson Miller, Clancy Brown, Charles S. Dutton
Genre: Drama
MPAA Rating: PG-13 (thematic content, violence and language involving racism, and for brief sensuality)
Plot Summary: Based on a true story, "The Express" follows the extraordinary life of college football hero Ernie Davis (Rob Brown), the first African-American to win the Heisman Trophy. His fight for equality and respect forever changed the face of American sports, and his story continues to inspire new generations.

Raised in poverty in Pennsylvania coal-mining country, Davis hurdled social and economic obstacles to become one of the greatest running backs in college football history. Under the guidance of legendary Syracuse coach Ben Schwartzwalder (Dennis Quaid), he became a hero who superseded Jim Brown's achievements and set records that stand to this day.

Decorated veteran Schwartzwalder was a Southerner with a single vision of a national championship and hardened ideas about how the world worked. But though he and Davis clashed mightily, he taught the player everything he knew about football, just as Davis helped him learn the true meaning of victory.

As the growing civil rights movement divided the country in the '60s, Davis became a symbol for achievement that transcended race. Refusing to flinch from others' prejudices, he achieved all his goals—until he faced a challenge that would make most men crumble. He joined the ranks of black pioneers by teaching a generation tolerance, inspiring a movement that smashed barriers on and off the field.

Official Website: TheExpressmovie.com


City of Ember (10/10/08)

Studio: Fox Walden
Director: Gil Kenan
Screenwriter: Caroline Thompson
Starring: Bill Murray, Tim Robbins, Saoirse Ronan, Harry Treadaway, Martin Landau, Marianne Jean-Baptiste, Toby Jones, Mary Kay Place
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy
MPAA Rating: Not Available
Plot Summary: For generations, the people of the City of Ember have flourished in an amazing world of glittering lights. But Ember's once powerful generator is failing... and the great lamps that illuminate the city are starting to flicker. Now, two teenagers in a race against time, must search Ember for clues that will unlock the ancient mystery of the city's existence, and help the citizens escape before the lights go out forever.

Official Website: CityofEmber.com


Flash of Genius (10/17/08)

Studio: Universal Pictures
Director: Marc Abraham
Screenwriter: Phillip Railsback, Scott Frank, Marc Abraham
Starring: Greg Kinnear, Lauren Graham, Dermot Mulroney, Alan Alda, Bill Smitrovich, Tim Kelleher, Jake Abel
Genre: Drama
MPAA Rating: Not Available
Plot Summary: Based on the true story of college professor and part-time inventor Robert Kearns' (Greg Kinnear) long battle with the U.S. automobile industry, "Flash of Genius" tells the tale of one man whose fight to receive recognition for his ingenuity would come at a heavy price. But this determined engineer refused to be silenced, and he took on the corporate titans in a battle that nobody thought he could win.

The Kearns were a typical 1960s Detroit family, trying to live their version of the American Dream. Local university professor Bob married teacher Phyllis (Lauren Graham) and, by their mid-thirties, had six kids who brought them a hectic but satisfying Midwestern existence. When Bob invents a device that would eventually be used by every car in the world, the Kearns think they have struck gold. But their aspirations are dashed after the auto giants who embraced Bob's creation unceremoniously shunned the man who invented it.

Ignored, threatened and then buried in years of litigation, Bob is haunted by what was done to his family and their future. He becomes a man obsessed with justice and the conviction that his life's work--or for that matter, anyone's work--be acknowledged by those who stood to benefit. And while paying the toll for refusing to compromise his dignity, this everyday David will try the unthinkable: to bring Goliath to his knees.

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Max Payne (10/17/08)

Studio: 20th Century Fox
Director: John Moore
Screenwriter: Beau Thorne
Starring: Mark Wahlberg, Chris O'Donnell, Beau Bridges, Ludacris, Mila Kunis, Donal Logue, Amaury Nolasco
Genre: Action, Thriller
MPAA Rating: Not Available
Plot Summary: Based on the legendary, hard-hitting interactive video game, "Max Payne" tells the story of a maverick cop determined to track down those responsible for the brutal murder of his family and partner. Hell-bent on revenge, his obsessive investigation takes him on a nightmare journey into a dark underworld. As the mystery deepens, Max (Wahlberg) is forced to battle enemies beyond the natural world and face an unthinkable betrayal.

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Changeling (10/24/08)(limited, wide: 10/31/08)

Studio: Universal Pictures
Director: Clint Eastwood
Screenwriter: J. Michael Straczynski
Starring: Angelina Jolie, John Malkovich, Jeffrey Donovan, Colm Feore, Amy Ryan, Michael Kelly
Genre: Thriller
MPAA Rating: R (for some violent and disturbing content, and language)
Plot Summary: Clint Eastwood directs Angelina Jolie and John Malkovich in a provocative thriller based on actual events: "Changeling." In the film, Christine Collins' (Jolie) prayers are met when her kidnapped son is returned. But amidst the frenzy of the photo-op reunion, she realizes this child is not hers. Facing corrupt police and a skeptical public, she desperately hunts for answers, only to be confronted by a truth that will change her forever.

Los Angeles, 1928: On a Saturday morning in a working-class suburb, Christine said goodbye to her son, Walter, and left for work. When she came home, she discovered he had vanished. A fruitless search ensues, and months later, a boy claiming to be the nine-year-old is returned. Dazed by the swirl of cops, reporters and her conflicted emotions, Christine allows him to stay overnight. But in her heart, she knows he is not Walter.

As she pushes authorities to keep looking, she learns that in Prohibition-era L.A., women don't challenge the system and live to tell their story. Slandered as delusional and unfit, Christine finds an ally in activist Reverend Briegleb (Malkovich), who helps her fight the city to look for her missing boy. Based on the actual incident that rocked California's legal system, "Changeling" tells the shocking tale of a mother's quest to find her son, and those who won't stop until they silence her.

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The Lucky Ones (10/24/08)

Studio: Lionsgate
Director: Neil Burger
Screenwriter: Neil Burger, Dirk Wittenborn
Starring: Rachel McAdams, Tim Robbins, Michael Pena, Molly Hagan, Mark L. Young, Howard Platt, Arden Myrin, Coburn Goss
Genre: Drama
MPAA Rating: Not Available
Plot Summary: A timely drama about life in America today, Lionsgate's "The Lucky Ones" stars Rachel McAdams, Tim Robbins and Michael Pena as three soldiers on leave trying to make sense of their lives during an unexpected road trip across the United States. A humorous, moving portrayal about the challenges of coming home, "The Lucky Ones" is directed by Neil Burger ("The Illusionist") from a script by Burger and Dirk Wittenborn.

After suffering an injury during a routine patrol, hardened sergeant TK Poole (Michael Pena) is granted a one-month leave to visit his fiancé. But when an unexpected blackout cancels all flights out of New York, TK agrees to share a ride to Pittsburgh with two similarly stranded servicemen: Cheever (Tim Robbins), an older family man who longs to return to his wife in St. Louis, and Colee (Rachel McAdams), a naive private who's pinned her hopes on connecting with a dead fellow soldier's family. What begins as a short trip unexpectedly evolves into a longer journey. Forced to grapple with old relationships, broken hopes and a country divided over the war, TK, Cheever and Colee discover that home is not quite what they remembered, and that the unlikely companionship they've found might be what matters the most.

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Passengers (10/24/08) (limited)

Studio: Columbia Pictures (Sony)
Director: Rodrigo Garcia
Screenwriter: Ronnie Christensen
Starring: Anne Hathaway, Patrick Wilson, David Morse, Andre Braugher, Clea DuVall, Dianne Wiest
Genre: Thriller
MPAA Rating: PG-13 (for thematic elements including some scary images, and sensuality)
Plot Summary: After a plane crash, a young therapist, Claire (Anne Hathaway), is assigned by her mentor (Andre Braugher) to counsel the flight's five survivors. When they share their recollections of the incident – which some say include an explosion that the airline claims never happened – Claire is intrigued by Eric (Patrick Wilson), the most secretive of the passengers. Just as Claire's professional relationship with Eric – despite her better judgment – blossoms into a romance, the survivors begin to disappear mysteriously, one by one. Claire suspects that Eric may hold all the answers and becomes determined to uncover the truth, no matter the consequences.

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Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa (11/7/08)

Studio: DreamWorks Animation
Director: Eric Darnell, Tom McGrath
Screenwriter: Not Available
Starring: Ben Stiller, Chris Rock, David Schwimmer, Jada Pinkett Smith, Sacha Baron Cohen, Cedric the Entertainer, Andy Richter, Bernie Mac, Sherri Shepherd, Alec Baldwin, Will.i.am
Genre: Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
MPAA Rating: Not Available
Plot Summary: All the loveable characters are back - Alex the lion, Marty the zebra, Melman the giraffe and Gloria the hippo, King Julien, Maurice and the penguins - in "Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa." Left marooned on the distant shores of Madagascar, the New Yorkers have hatched a plan so crazy it just might work. With military precision, the penguins have repaired an old crashed plane - sort of. Once aloft, this unlikely crew stays airborne just enough to make it to the wildest place of all - the vast plains of Africa itself - where our zoo-raised crew encounter species of their own kind for the very first time. While discovering their roots, they quickly realize the difference between the concrete jungle and the heart of Africa. Despite long-lost relatives, romantic rivals and scheming hunters, Africa seems like a "crack-a-lackin" great place... but is it better than their Central Park home?

Official Website: Madagascarmovie.com

 

Bond 22: Quantum of Solace (11/7/08)

Studio: Columbia Pictures (Sony), MGM
Director: Marc Forster
Screenwriter: Neal Purvis, Robert Wade, Paul Haggis
Starring: Daniel Craig, Gemma Arterton, Olga Kurylenko, Jeffrey Wright, Mathieu Amalric, Giancarlo Giannini, Anatole Taubmann
Genre: Action, Adventure
MPAA Rating: Not Available
Plot Summary: Daniel Craig reprises his role as Ian Fleming's James Bond 007 in the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures/Columbia Pictures release of EON Productions' 22nd adventure in the longest-running film franchise in motion picture history. -- comingsoon.net

Official Website: JamesBond.com            www.007.com

 

Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince (11/21/08)

Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures
Director: David Yates
Screenwriter: Steven Kloves
Starring: Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, Helena Bonham Carter, David Bradley, Robbie Coltrane, Warwick Davis, Tom Felton, Michael Gambon, Alan Rickman, Maggie Smith, Natalia Tena, Julie Walters and David Thewlis, Evanna Lynch, Matthew Lewis, Bonnie Wright, Jim Broadbent, Helen McCrory, Jessie Cave, Hero Fiennes Tiffin, Frank Dillane
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
MPAA Rating: Not Available
Plot Summary: Voldemort is tightening his grip on both the Muggle and wizarding worlds and Hogwarts is no longer the safe haven it once was. Harry suspects that dangers may even lie within the castle, but Dumbledore is more intent upon preparing him for the final battle that he knows is fast approaching. Together they work to find the key to unlock Voldemort’s defenses and, to this end, Dumbledore recruits his old friend and colleague, the well-connected and unsuspecting bon vivant Professor Horace Slughorn, whom he believes holds crucial information. Meanwhile, the students are under attack from a very different adversary as teenage hormones rage across the ramparts. Harry finds himself more and more drawn to Ginny, but so is Dean Thomas. And Lavender Brown has decided that Ron is the one for her, only she hadn’t counted on Romilda Vane’s chocolates! And then there’s Hermione, simpering with jealously but determined not to show her feelings. As romance blossoms, one student remains aloof. He is determined to make his mark, albeit a dark one. Love is in the air, but tragedy lies ahead and Hogwarts may never be the same again." -- comingsoon.net 

Official Website: HarryPotter.com


The Soloist (11/21/08)

Studio: DreamWorks Pictures (Paramount)
Director: Joe Wright
Screenwriter: Susannah Grant
Starring: Jamie Foxx, Robert Downey Jr., Rachael Harris
Genre: Drama
MPAA Rating: Not Available
Plot Summary: Based on the true story of musical prodigy Nathaniel Ayers, who developed schizophrenia in his second year at Juilliard and ended up homeless on the streets of downtown L.A. where he performs the violin and cello. The drama is based on the relationship the musician developed with Steve Lopez, a Los Angeles Times reporter whose column informed the script, as did a book Lopez is writing that Putnam will publish in the spring. Official Website: