Movies Released April 22, 2011

Friday, April 22

African Cats

Two cat families in East Africa teach survive on their power and their cunning, while they protect and teach their cubs the ways of the wild.
Alastair Fothergill, Keith Scholey
Documentary
Nationwide
4 / 5
Trailer Buy / Rent

Tyler Perry's Madea's Big Happy Family

Based on Tyler Perry's play of the same name. Shirley learns that she has terminal cancer and only a few weeks to live so she decides to get her family together to tell them the news.
Tyler Perry, Bow Wow, Loretta Devine, Isaiah Mustafa
Drama
Nationwide
4 / 5
Trailer Buy / Rent

Water for Elephants

A 90-year-old man reminisces about his life during the Depression, when he found work at a B-level circus taking care of the animals. He sees the brutality of circus life while falling for the wife of an abusive animal trainer.
Robert Pattinson, Paul Schneider, Reese Witherspoon, Francis Lawrence, Gil Netter, Richard LaGravenese, Leonard Hartman, Tim Guinee
Drama
Nationwide
4 / 5
Trailer Buy / Rent

The Bang Bang Club

Four combat photographers capturing the final days of apartheid in South Africa.
Malin Akerman, Ryan Phillippe, Taylor Kitsch, Steven Silver, Patrick Lyster
Drama War
109 mins

Zokkomon

Kunal, an orphaned boy, discovers how cruel life is when he is abandoned by his heartless uncle. Left to fend for himself, Kunal soon realizes the hero within and begins his epic journey of adventure and transformation to become Zokkomon.
Satyajit Bhatkal
Action Adventure
93 mins

When Harry Tries To Marry

When Harry Tries to Marry is a cross-cultural romantic comedy about a young Indian-born bachelor who lives in New York City. Harry's handsome and charming, but he’s cynical about love. He's never really gotten over his parents' divorce -- they were a modern Indian couple who married for love and it didn't last. So to improve his odds of living “happily ever after,” Harry decides to have an arranged marriage, and asks his uncle back home in India to assist him in arranging the introduction to an appropriate Indian woman.

To the dismay of his parents and friends, Harry finds the perfect girl and embarks on a long-distance courtship. But unexpectedly, Harry's friendship with Theresa, a fun and sexy American student, becomes confusing, appealing -- and maybe a little bit romantic. Once Harry, his friends and the entire wedding party converge in India, Harry's plan to avoid romantic risk becomes a recipe for chaos.
Tony Mirrcandani, Nayan Padrai, Ralph Stein, Rahul Rai, Stefanie Estes, Freishia Bomanbehram, Osvaldo Hernandez, Caitlin Gold
Comedy Romance
New York / Los Angeles
3 / 5
Trailer Buy / Rent

Fly Away

Based on the award-winning short Flying Lessons, Fly Away tells the moving story of a single mother, Jeanne, grappling with the challenge of raising her autistic teenage daughter, Mandy. As Mandy becomes more and more unmanageable, so too does Jeanne's life. Over the period of two weeks, Jeanne is confronted with the most difficult decision a parent can make: to let go, allowing her child to grow, but also grow apart, or to hold on tight and fall together.
Elaine Hall, Janet Grillo, JR Bourne, Beth Broderick, Greg Germann
Drama
90 mins

POM Wonderful Presents: The Greatest Movie Ever Sold

Morgan Spurlock examines the world of advertising by making a film financed entirely by product placement.
Jeremy Chilnick, Morgan Spurlock, Keith Calder
Documentary
126 mins

The Warring States

A historical epic about rival military strategists, Sun Bin and Pang Juan, two students of military strategy who fought for supremacy during China’s Warring States Period.
Jin Chen
Drama War
Limited
5 / 5
Info Buy / Rent
85 mins

Applause

Recovering alcoholic stage actress, Thea Barfoed (Paprika Steen) has gone through turmoil. Having divorced her husband, Christian (Michael Falch), and relinquished custody of their two boys during her heavy drinking days, Thea wants to start over. As her past alcohol use and indiscretions still haunt her, the reality of a new beginning seems bleak. Thea uses her inner actress's charm and manipulation to convince her ex-husband that she is fully recovered and capable of being a good mother to their children; however, she hasn't completely convinced herself. On stage, Thea plays the binge drinking, ostentatious Martha in "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" Ironically, her stage character bears an uncanny resemblance to her personal life. As her alcoholism and past regrets hang in the balance, Thea must decide whether to confront her inner demons or to let the show go on.
Shanti Roney, Martin Zandvliet, Paprika Steen, Michael Falch, Sara-Marie Maltha
Drama
92 mins

Grave Encounters

Lance Preston (Sean Rogerson) and the crew of "Grave Encounters", a ghost-hunting reality television show, are shooting an episode inside the abandoned Collingwood Psychiatric Hospital, where unexplained phenomena has been reported for years. All in the name of good television, they voluntarily lock themselves inside the building for the night and begin a paranormal investigation, capturing everything on camera. They quickly realize that the building is more than just haunted - it is alive - and it has no intention of ever letting them leave. They find themselves lost in a labyrinth of endless hallways and corridors, terrorized by the ghosts of the former patients. They soon begin to question their own sanity, slipping deeper and deeper into the depths of madness, ultimately discovering the truth behind the hospital's dark past... and taping what will be their final episode.
The Vicious Brothers, Sean Rogerson, Juan Riedinger, Ashleigh Gryzko, Mackenzie Gray
Suspense Horror

The Scenesters

A director loses funding for his avant-garde documentary and takes a job as a crime-scene videographer. He meets a crime-scene cleaner who begins finding key clues in a series of hipster killings missed by the apathetic detectives assigned to the case.
Todd Berger, Sherilyn Fenn
Comedy

Dum Maaro Dum

A crime thriller set in the tourist hotspot of Goa, India.
Abhishek Bachchan, Rohan Sippy, Shridhar Raghavan, Bipasha Basu
Thriller Crime
Limited
4 / 5
Info Buy / Rent

Stake Land

When an epidemic of vampirism strikes, humans find themselves on the run from vicious, feral beasts. Cities are tombs and survivors cling together in rural pockets, fearful of nightfall. When his family is slaughtered, young Martin (Connor Paolo) is taken under the wing of a grizzled, wayward hunter (Nick Damici) whose new prey are the undead.

Simply known as Mister, the vampire stalker takes Martin on a journey through the locked-down towns of America’s heartland, searching for a better place while taking down any bloodsuckers that cross their path. Along the way they recruit fellow travellers, including a nun (Kelly McGillis) who is caught in a crisis of faith when her followers turn into ravenous beasts. This ragtag family unit cautiously moves north, avoiding major thoroughfares that have been seized by The Brethren, a fundamentalist militia headed by Jebedia Loven (Michael Cerveris) that sees the plague as the Lord’s work.
Sean Nelson, Jim Mickle, Nick Damici, Connor Paolo, Danielle Harris, Kelly McGillis, Michael Cerveris
Suspense Horror Vampires
New York
3 / 5
Trailer Buy / Rent

Deep Gold

Shortly after free diver Amy Sanchez breaks a freediving record, her boyfriend, a pilot transporting millions of dollar of gold, mysteriously vanishes.
Michael Gleissner
Action 3D
106 mins

Legend of the Fist: The Return of Chen Zhen

Seven years after the apparent death of Chen Zhen, a mysterious stranger arrives from overseas and befriends a local mafia boss. That man is a disguised Chen Zhen, who intends to infiltrate the mob when they form an alliance with the Japanese. Disguising himself as a caped fighter by night, Chen intends to take out everyone involved as well as get his hands on an assassination list prepared by the Japanese.
Donnie Yen, Andrew Lau, Shu Qi
Drama Action Foreign
Limited
4 / 5
Info Buy / Rent

Incendies

Twins journey to the Middle East to unearth their family tree.
Denis Villeneuve, Remy Girard, Lubna Azabal, Melissa Desormeaux-Poulin, Maxim Gaudette
Drama Adaptation

Friday, April 22