April 2007 Movies

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Are We Done Yet? PG

The quartet moves from the big city to the suburbs for an idyllic life. A house renovation leads to chaos, particularly when the contractor who clashes with the husband bonds with his wife and the two kids.
Ted Hartley, Nia Long, Aleisha Allen, Philip Bolden, Steve Carr, Matt Alvarez, Thom Mount, Heidi Santelli
Comedy Sequel Remake

Firehouse Dog PG

The story follows Rexxx, Hollywood's most in-demand canine star. After getting lost, the divalike dog is adopted by a down-on-its-luck firehouse. Rexxx teams with a 12-year-old boy (Hutcherson) to turn the scrappy firehouse into the city's finest.
Bree Turner, Claire-Dee Lim, Josh Hutcherson, Bruce Greenwood, Dash Mihok, Steven Culp
Comedy Family Kids
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Grindhouse R

Two sixty-minute horror movies, Quentin Tarantino's zombie pic "Death Proof" and Robert Rodriguez's slasher-themed "Planet Terror", are combined as a feature.
Zoe Bell, Danny Trejo, Rosario Dawson, Kurt Russell, Freddy Rodriguez, Michael Biehn, Quentin Tarantino, Marley Shelton
Thriller Suspense Horror

The TV Set

The film centers on Dave (Duchovny), who has a pregnant wife, a spendthrift mom and a lot of expenses. He should be happy that he has just sold a television pilot. But the path to the production includes a tumble down a rabbit hole of dimwitted executives, talentless stars and micro-managing suits who seem determind to remove any hint of creativity out of Dave's work.
Judy Greer, David Duchovny, Sigourney Weaver, Ioan Gruffudd, Jake Kasden, Lucy Davis
Comedy Satire

Black Book R

Set during the end of WWII, Black Book is the story of a German Jewish girl who narrowly survives the war in Holland. She joins the resistance to find out who betrayed her family after all of them were killed in an attempt to reach the liberated south.
Paul Verhoeven, Halina Reijn, Sebastian Koch, Christian Berkel, Bernd Eichinger, Gerard Soeteman, Carice van Houten, Thom Hoffman
Action Adventure Thriller Suspense
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Lonely Hearts R

In the late 1940's, Martha Beck and Raymond Fernandez were America's notorious "Lonely Hearts Killers". Their lethal scam was simple; they would swindle and then viciously murder lovelorn war widows who would answer their personal ads in which Ray would describe himself as a sexy Latin Lover. Ironically, Ray's initial introduction to Martha was as a prospective mark. But when they met, it was love at first sight, perhaps as a result of their penchant for kinky sex and their mutual love for duplicity and easy money. With Martha posing as Ray's sister, they bilked elderly spinsters and widows of their savings and then viciously murdered them in a bloodbath of sexual frenzy. When they were arrested, Martha and Ray confessed to 12 killings, although it is believed the actual number is closer to 20. At their sensational trial, Martha and Ray cooed, held hands and seemed as though they could not get enough of each other. Their plea of not guilty by reason of insanity was rejected, and on August 22, 1949, the homicidal lovers were sentenced to death. After numerous appeals, they were electrocuted on March 8, 1951, side-by-side in Sing Sing prison.
Salma Hayek, Holly Wiersma, John Thompson, John Travolta, Avi Lerner, Danny Dimbort, Trevor Short, George Furla
Drama Crime Gangster

Perfect Stranger R

"Perfect Stranger" focuses on Rowena Price (Halle Berry), a reporter for a major New York City newspaper who goes undercover to investigate the unsolved murder of one of her childhood friends. The path leads her directly into the office and the personal life of multi-millionaire Harrison Hill (Bruce Willis), CEO of a powerful advertising agency. Investigating him from all angles, Rowena assumes new identities in life and on line. She then harnesses the devastatingly effective tools of cyberspace in an attempt to bring her victim to justice.
Halle Berry, Bruce Willis, Giovanni Ribisi, James Foley, Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas, Todd Komarnicki, Jon Bokenkamp, Gary Dourdan
Drama Thriller Suspense

Disturbia PG-13

After his father's death, Kale Brecht (LaBeouf) becomes sullen, withdrawn, and troubled -- so much so that he finds himself under a court-ordered sentence of house arrest. His mother, Julie (Moss), works night and day to support herself and her son, only to be met with indifference and lethargy. The walls of his house begin to close in on Kale. He becomes a voyeur as his interests turn outside the windows of his suburban home towards those of his neighbors, one of which Kale begins to suspect is a serial killer. But, are his suspicions merely the product of cabin fever and his overactive imagination?
Shia LaBeouf, David Morse, D.J. Caruso, Jackie Marcus, Ivan Reitman, Tom Pollock, Joe Medjuck, Carl Ellsworth
Drama Thriller Suspense

Year of the Dog PG-13

The story centers on Peggy, a happy-go-lucky secretary who lives alone with her beloved dog Pencil. But when Pencil unexpectedly dies, Peggy embarks on a journey of transformation.
Jack Black, Regina King, Mike White, Molly Shannon, Peter Sarsgaard, John C. Reilly, Laura Dern
Drama Comedy

Redline PG-13

A gorgeous young automobile fanatic and front to the hottest unsigned band on the West coast finds herself caught up in illegal drag-racing competitions organized for the pleasure of a bunch of bored billionaires.
Andy Cheng, Robert Foreman, Daniel Sadek, Faleolo Alailima, Monica Allgeier, Jorge Luis Alvarez, Jennifer Aspinwall
Action Adventure Thriller Suspense

The Invisible PG-13

The story follows a teenager who, after being attacked and left for dead, finds himself in limbo, invisible to the living and racing against time to find his body before he truly perishes. The only living person who might be able to save him is his attacker, a troubled girl who is on the run from the law.
Marcia Gay Harden, Justin Chatwin, Christopher Marquette, David S. Goyer, Gary Barber, Roger Birnbaum, Jonathan Glickma, Mick Davis
Thriller Suspense Horror Remake
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In the Land of Women PG-13

Adam Brody plays Carter Webb who has just been dumped by his true love Sophia (Elena Anaya). Heartbroken and depressed, Carter escapes Los Angeles to suburban Michigan to care for his ailing grandmother (Olympia Dukakis). Soon after his arrival, Carter stumbles into the lives of the family living directly across the street: Sarah Hardwicke (Meg Ryan), the mother of two daughters: Paige (Makenzie Vega), and older sister Lucy (Kristen Stewart). Through his relationships with these women, as well as with his grandmother, Carter discovers that what felt like an end was only just the beginning of something else....
Adam Brody, Dustin Milligan, Steve Golin, Kristen Stewart, Clark Gregg, David Kanter, Lawrence Kasden, Jonathan Kasdan

Even Money R

Forest Whitaker, Kim Basinger, Danny Devito, Kelsey Grammer and Ray Liotta star in director Mark Rydell's ensemble addiction drama detailing the manner in which gambling and drugs affect a variety of people's lives during the weeks leading up to a championship college basketball game.
Ray Liotta, Danny DeVito, Mark Rydell, Robert Tannen, Kim Basinger, Kelsey Grammer, Nick Cannon

The Tripper

The film revolves around a group of friends who escape to a modern-day Woodstock concert for a weekend of debauchery, only to be stalked by a fanatical killer determined to finish what he started years earlier.
Evan Astrowsky, Thomas Jane, Jason Mewes, Lukas Haas, David Arquette, Courteney Cox, Neil Machli, Joe Harris
Thriller Suspense Horror

Vacancy R

A young, married couple are stranded at a desolate motel and discover hidden video cameras in their room. They soon realize that unless they escape, they'll be the next victims of a snuff film.
Hal Lieberman, Kate Beckinsale, Luke Wilson, Kym Stys, Dale Waddington Horowitz, Nimrod Antal, Andrew Fiscella, Cary Wayne Moore
Thriller Suspense Horror

The Hoax R

This biopic follows the story of Clifford Irving, who sold a faux biography of Howard Hughes to publisher McGraw-Hill. Irving persuaded the publisher that he'd become close to the reclusive Hughes, and even when Hughes held a telephone news conference to refute Irving's claims, McGraw-Hill stood by him. Finally, the truth came out and Irving was sentence to two and a half years in jail.
Marcia Gay Harden, Alfred Molina, Julie Delpy, William Wheeler, Richard Gere, Hope Davis
Drama Biography

Hot Fuzz R

The eagerly anticipated second feature from the co-creators of 2004's award-winning sleeper hit "Shaun of the Dead" is a contemporary action comedy. Police officer Nicholas Angel (Simon Pegg) is London's top cop. This tough law enforcer is good at his job—so good, in fact, that he makes his colleagues look bad. As a result, his superiors "promote" him to the village of Sandford, where all is garden parties and neighborhood watch meetings. Partnered with Danny Butterman (Nick Frost), an oafish but well-meaning young local cop, Angel struggles to adapt. But he just can't…until a series of grisly "accidents" indicates that foul play is afoot. Suddenly, this seemingly idyllic town is a case that Angel has to crack – hard.
Simon Pegg, Steve Coogan, Jim Broadbent, Anne Reid, Billie Whitelaw, Stuart Wilson, Edgar Wright, Nick Frost

Fracture R

Anthony Hopkins and Ryan Gosling star in the dramatic thriller Fracture. When a meticulous structural engineer (Hopkins) is found innocent of the attempted murder of his wife (Embeth Davidtz), the young district attorney (Gosling) who is prosecuting him becomes a crusader for justice. Fracture is packed with twists and turns that weave in and out of the courtroom as the pair try to outwit each other.
Rosamund Pike, Ryan Gosling, Anthony Hopkins, Liz Glotzer, Gregory Hoblit, Charles Weinstock, Glenn Gers, David Strathairn
Drama Thriller Suspense

Pathfinder R

"Pathfinder" tells the story of a young Viking boy left behind by his people in North America (which the Vikings had visited hundreds of years before Columbus). A stranger in a strange land, the boy is raised by a tribe of American Indians – the very people the Vikings had sworn to destroy. When Vikings again storm the eastern shores, waging a barbaric campaign, they slaughter the tribe that adopted the young man. Now age 25, he wages a violent personal war to stop the Viking's trail of death and destruction.
Clancy Brown, Moon Bloodgood, Lee Nelson, Brad Fischer, Karl Urban, Jay Tavare, Russell Means, Marcus Nispel
Drama Action Adventure Suspense

The Condemned R

An adrenalin-charged action thriller, "The Condemned" tells the story of Joe Conrad (Stone Cold Steve Austin), who is awaiting the death penalty in a corrupt Central American prison. He is "purchased" by a wealthy television producer and taken to a desolate island where he must fight to the death against nine other condemned killers from all corners of the world, with freedom going to the sole survivor.
Scott Wiper, Rick Hoffman, Joel Simon, George Vrabeck, Rob Hedden, Andrew Hedden, Steve Austin, Christopher Baker
Drama Crime Gangster

Kickin' It Old Skool PG-13

The story follows Justin, an average pre-teen growing up in the mid-80's until a freak break dancing accident lands him in a coma. When he finally comes to, it is nearly twenty years later, and he must now learn to cope with the changes the world has gone through.
Trace Slobotkin, Christopher McDonald, Debra Jo Rupp, Michael Rosenbaum, Harvey Glazer, Josh Siegal, Dylan Morgan, Jamie Kennedy

Next PG-13

Las Vegas showroom magician Cris Johnson has a secret which is a gift and a curse which torments him: he can see a few minutes into the future. Sick of the examinations he underwent as a child and the interest of the government and medical establishment in his power, he lies low under an assumed name in Vegas, performing cheap tricks and living off small-time gambling "winnings." But when a terrorist group threatens to detonate a nuclear device in Los Angeles, government agent Callie Ferris must use all her wiles to capture Cris and convince him to help her stop the cataclysm.
Nicolas Cage, Jonathan Hensleigh, Jessica Biel, Thomas Kretschmann, Lee Tamahori, Norm Golightly, Jason Koornick, Gary Goldman
Action Adventure Thriller Suspense

Jindabyne R

On an annual fishing trip, in isolated high country, Stewart, Carl, Rocco and Billy (‘the Kid') find a girl's body in the river. It's too late in the day for them to hike back to the road and report their tragic find. The next morning, instead of making the long trek back, they spend the day fishing. Their decision to stay on at the river is a little mysterious—almost as if the place itself is exerting some kind of magic over them.

When the men finally return home to Jindabyne, and report finding the body, all hell breaks loose. Their wives can't understand how they could have gone fishing with the dead girl right there in the water—she needed their help. The men are confused—the girl was already dead, there was nothing they could do for her.

Stewart's wife Claire is the last to know. As details filter out, and Stewart resists talking about what has happened, she is unnerved. There is a callousness about all of this which disturbs her deeply. Stewart is not convinced that he has done anything wrong. Claire's faith in her relationship with her husband is shaken to the core.

The fishermen, their wives and their children are suddenly haunted by their own bad spirits. As public opinion builds against the actions of the men, their certainty about themselves and the decision they made at the river is challenged. They cannot undo what they have done.

Only Claire understands that some-thing fundamental is not being addressed. She wants to understand and tries to make things right. In her determination Claire sets herself not only against her own family and friends but also those of the dead girl. Her marriage is taken to the brink and her peaceful life with Stewart and their young son hangs in the balance.
Deborra-Lee Furness, Laura Linney, Gabriel Byrne, Leah Purcell, Ray Lawrence, Philippa Bateman, Garry Charny, Catherine Jarman