Movies Released April 17, 2009

Friday, April 17

85 mins

Crank: High Voltage

In this high-octane sequel, hitman Chev Chelios' (Jason Statham) launches himself on an electrifying chase through Los Angeles in pursuit of the Chinese mobster who has stolen his nearly indestructible heart.
Jason Statham, Amy Smart, Glenn Howerton, Richard Wright, Tom Rosenberg, Gary Lucchesi, Corey Haim, Michael Davis
Drama Action Sequel Thriller
102 mins

17 Again

What would you do if you got a second shot at life? Class of 1989, Mike O'Donnell is a star on his high school basketball court with a college scout in the stands and a bright future in his grasp. But instead, he decides to throw it all away to share his life with his girlfriend Scarlett and the baby he just learned they are expecting. Almost 20 years later, Mike's glory days are decidedly behind him. His marriage to Scarlett has fallen apart, he has been passed over for a promotion at work, his teenage kids think he is a loser, and he has been reduced to crashing with his high school nerd-turned-techno-billionaire best friend Ned. But Mike is given another chance when he is miraculously transformed back to the age of 17. Unfortunately, Mike may look 17 again, but his thirtysomething outlook is totally uncool in the class of 2009. And in trying to recapture his best years, Mike could lose the best things that ever happened to him.
Adam Shankman, Matthew Perry, Leslie Mann, Jennifer Gibgot, Zac Efron, Jason Barrett, Burr Steers, Jason Filardi
Comedy Teen
132 mins

State of Play

OscarĀ® winner Russell Crowe leads an all-star cast in a blistering thriller about a rising congressman and an investigative journalist embroiled in an case of seemingly unrelated, brutal murders. Crowe plays D.C. reporter Cal McAffrey, whose street smarts lead him to untangle a mystery of murder and collusion among some of the nation's most promising political and corporate figures in "State of Play," from acclaimed director Kevin Macdonald ("The Last King of Scotland").

Handsome, unflappable U.S. Congressman Stephen Collins (Ben Affleck) is the future of his political party: an honorable appointee who serves as the chairman of a committee overseeing defense spending. All eyes are upon the rising star to be his party's contender for the upcoming presidential race. Until his research assistant/mistress is brutally murdered and buried secrets come tumbling out.

McAffrey has the dubious fortune of both an old friendship with Collins and a ruthless editor, Cameron (OscarĀ® winner Helen Mirren), who has assigned him to investigate. As he and partner Della (Rachel McAdams) try to uncover the killer's identity, McAffrey steps into a cover-up that threatens to shake the nation's power structures. And in a town of spin-doctors and wealthy politicos, he will discover one truth: when billions are at stake, no one's integrity, love or life is ever safe.
Ben Affleck, Rachel McAdams, Russell Crowe, Matthew Michael Carnahan, Helen Mirren, Debra Hayward, Kevin Macdonald, Billy Ray
Drama Thriller Suspense

Every Little Step

Follows the plight of real-life dancers as they struggle through auditions for the Broadway revival of "A Chorus Line."
Adam Del Deo, James D. Stern
Documentary
New York / Los Angeles
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Lemon Tree

The true story of a Palestinian widow who must defend her lemontree field when a new Israeli Defense Minister moves next to her and threatens to have her lemon grove torn down.
Eran Riklis, Suha Arraf
Drama
91 mins

Empty Nest

Daniel Burman
Drama Comedy

Sleep Dealer

Set in a near-future, militarized world marked by closed borders, virtual labor and a global digital network that joins minds and experiences, three strangers risk their lives to connect with each other and break the barriers of technology.
Anthony Bregman, Jacob Vargas, Alex Rivera, David Riker
Sci-Fi
103 mins

American Violet

A woman takes on a powerful District Attorney in Texas when she was caught up in a drug raid.
Tim Disney, Bill Haney, Nicole Beharie
Drama

Is Anybody There?

A young boy fascinated with death, strikes up a friendship with a retired magician.
David Heyman, John Crowley, Peter Saraf, Marc Turtletaub, Michael Caine, Peter Harness
Drama
New York / Los Angeles
1 / 5
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Friday, April 17