February 2008 Movies

February 2008

    Over Her Dead Body

    Paul Rudd, Eva Longoria, Lake Bell

    Devastated when his fiancée Kate (Eva Longoria Parker) is killed on their wedding day, H… more

    Devastated when his fiancée Kate (Eva Longoria Parker) is killed on their wedding day, Henry (Paul Rudd) reluctantly agrees to consult a psychic named Ashley (Lake Bell) at the urging of his sister Chloe (Lindsay Sloane). Despite his skepticism over her psychic abilities, Henry finds himself falling hard for Ashley, and vice versa. But there is a big snag. Ashley is being haunted by Kate's ghost, who considers it her heavenly duty to break up Henry and Ashley's fledgling romance, if it is the last thing she does on this earthly plane...

    Drama Thriller Suspense

    4 / 5
    Drama Thriller Suspense

    Strange Wilderness

    Steve Zahn, Allen Covert, Justin Long

    The story centers on an effort to boost ratings of the ailing "Strange Wilderness" TV sh… more

    The story centers on an effort to boost ratings of the ailing "Strange Wilderness" TV show by sending a pair of animal enthusiasts to the Andes in a search for Bigfoot.

    Comedy

    4 / 5
    Comedy

    The Eye

    Jessica Alba, Goran Visnjic, Torrey DeVitto

    Sydney Wells (Jessica Alba) is an accomplished, independent, Los Angeles-based concert v… more

    Sydney Wells (Jessica Alba) is an accomplished, independent, Los Angeles-based concert violinist. She is also blind, and has been so since a childhood tragedy. As our story opens, Sydney undergoes a double corneal transplant, a surgery she has waited her whole life to have, and her sight is restored. After the surgery, neural ophthalmologist Dr. Paul Faulkner (Alessandro Nivola) helps Sydney with the difficult adjustment, and with the support of her older sister Helen (Parker Posey), Sydney learns to see again.But Sydney's happiness is short-lived as unexplainable shadowy and frightening images start to haunt her. Are they a passing aftermath of her surgery, Sydney's mind adjusting to sight, a product of her imagination, or something horrifyingly real? As Sydney's family and friends begin to doubt her sanity, Sydney is soon convinced that her anonymous eye donor has somehow opened the door to a terrifying world only she can now see. THE EYE is a bone-chilling supernatural thriller that tests the boundaries of perception and reality.

    Thriller Suspense Horror Remake

    4 / 5
    Thriller Suspense Horror Remake

    Hannah Montana/Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds Concert Tour

    Miley Cyrus, Jonas Brothers

    Captures 14-year-old singing sensation, Miley Cyrus, in concert at several venues on her… more

    Captures 14-year-old singing sensation, Miley Cyrus, in concert at several venues on her 2007 54-city tour. She performs as both a solo artist and as her popular television character, Hannah Montana.

    Musical Concert

    4 / 5
    Musical Concert

    How to Rob a Bank

    Nick Stahl, Erika Christensen, Gavin Rossdale

    The story centers on a twentysomething slacker and a bank employee who get caught in the… more

    The story centers on a twentysomething slacker and a bank employee who get caught in the middle of a bank heist and are forced to arbitrate between the robbers and the police.

    Comedy Crime Gangster Heist

    5 / 5
    Comedy Crime Gangster Heist

    Fool's Gold

    Kate Hudson, Matthew McConaughey, Ewen Bremner

    Ben Finn Finnegan is a good-natured, surf bum-turned-treasure hunter who is obsessed wit… more

    Ben Finn Finnegan is a good-natured, surf bum-turned-treasure hunter who is obsessed with finding the legendary 18th century Queen''s Dowry--40 chests of exotic treasure that was lost at sea in 1715. In his quest, Finn has sunk everything he has, including his marriage to Tess Finnegan and his more-rusty-than-trusty salvage boat, Booty Calls. Just as Tess has begun to rebuild her life, working aboard a mega-yacht owned by billionaire Nigel Honeycutt, Finn discovers a vital clue to the treasure''s whereabouts. Certain that his luck will change with the newfound information, Finn maneuvers himself aboard Nigel''s yacht and, using his good-natured charm, convinces the tycoon and his Blackberry-wielding, celebutante daughter, Gemma, to join him in the pursuit of the Spanish treasure. Against Tess'' better judgment, the search rekindles her love--of discovery. But they are not the only ones after the treasure. Finn''s mentor-turned-nemesis Moe Fitch has also set out to claim the prize. Let the treasure hunt begin!

    Drama Action Adventure

    4 / 5
    Drama Action Adventure

    Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins

    Martin Lawrence, Michael Clarke Duncan, James Earl Jones

    Leading an all-star comedy cast, Martin Lawrence is talk-show sensation RJ Stevens, who… more

    Leading an all-star comedy cast, Martin Lawrence is talk-show sensation RJ Stevens, who left behind his modest Southern upbringing and family name to transform into a self-help guru dispensing his "Team of Me" philosophy to millions of adoring fans. With a reality-TV-star fiancée and money to burn, there's no piece of the Hollywood dream RJ hasn't achieved. After his parents request that he come home for their 50th wedding anniversary, the TV host packs up his 10-year-old son and diva bride-to-be and heads back to Georgia. It's a chance to prove to his family that he's no longer the awkward kid they relentlessly picked on. At least, that's the plan…But when his crazy, lovable family calls him on his big-city attitude and challenges him at every turn, RJ is forced to take a hard look at the man he's become. He may be a superstar in L.A., but he's just one of the guys in Dry Springs as folks say "Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins".

    Comedy

    4 / 5
    Comedy

    In Bruges

    Colin Farrell, Brendan Gleeson, Ralph Fiennes

    Bruges, the most well-preserved medieval city in the whole of Belgium, is a welcoming de… more

    Bruges, the most well-preserved medieval city in the whole of Belgium, is a welcoming destination for travellers from all over the world. But for hit men Ray and Ken, it could be their final destination; a difficult job has resulted in the pair being ordered right before Christmas by their London boss Harry to go and cool their heels in the storybook Flemish city for a couple of weeks. Very much out of place amidst the gothic architecture, canals, and cobbled streets, the two hit men fill their days living the lives of tourists. Ray, still haunted by the bloodshed in London, hates the place, while Ken, even as he keeps a fatherly eye on Ray’s often profanely funny exploits, finds his mind and soul being expanded by the beauty and serenity of the city. But the longer they stay waiting for Harry’s call, the more surreal their experience becomes, as they find themselves in weird encounters with locals, tourists, violent medieval art, a dwarf American actor shooting a European art film, Dutch prostitutes, and a potential romance for Ray in the form of Chloë, who may have some dark secrets of her own. And when the call from Harry does finally come, Ken and Ray’s vacation becomes a life-and-death struggle of darkly comic proportions and surprisingly emotional consequences.

    Drama

    4 / 5
    Drama

    Spiral

    Amber Tamblyn, Joel David Moore, Zachary Levi

    The project revolves around a reclusive telemarketer (Joel David Moore), whose dysfunct… more

    The project revolves around a reclusive telemarketer (Joel David Moore), whose dysfunctional friendship with his boss (Zachary Levi) is alleviated when a whimsical co-worker (Amber Tamblyn) enters his life. But as he begins to sketch his new friend's portrait, disturbing feelings from his past threaten to lead him down a path of destruction.

    Drama Thriller Suspense

    Drama Thriller Suspense

    Lying

    Chloë Sevigny, Leelee Sobieski, Jena Malone

    The film centers on three New York City friends who head to the country for the weekend… more

    The film centers on three New York City friends who head to the country for the weekend. Away from their usual environment, the girls are forced to reevaluate their perceptions of each other as one guest turns out to be a pathological liar.

    Drama

    Drama

    Vince Vaughn's Wild West Comedy Show

    Ahmed Ahmed, John Caparulo, Bret Ernst

    In the fall of 2005, "Vince Vaughn's Wild West Comedy Show: 30 Days & 30 Nights, Hollywo… more

    In the fall of 2005, "Vince Vaughn's Wild West Comedy Show: 30 Days & 30 Nights, Hollywood to the Heartland Tour" traveled across the country, performing 30 shows in 30 days. The entire tour, including all performances, behind-the-scenes action, and interviews with Vince, the comedians and special guests, was captured on film.

    Documentary

    3 / 5
    Documentary
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    Jumper

    Samuel L. Jackson, Hayden Christensen, Jamie Bell

    Based on the Steven Gould novel, Jumper follows a young man from a broken home who disco… more

    Based on the Steven Gould novel, Jumper follows a young man from a broken home who discovers that he has the ability to teleport. In his quest for the man he believes is responsible for the death of his mother, the kid draws the attention of the National Security Agency and another kid with the same abilities.

    Drama Action Adventure

    4 / 5
    Drama Action Adventure

    Step Up 2 the Streets

    Briana Evigan, Robert Hoffman, Telisha Shaw

    When rebellious street dancer Andie lands at the elite Maryland School of the Arts, she… more

    When rebellious street dancer Andie lands at the elite Maryland School of the Arts, she finds herself fighting to fit in while also trying to hold onto her old life. When she joins forces with the school's hottest dancer Chase to form a crew of classmate outcasts to compete in Baltimore's underground dance battle The Streets, she ultimately finds a way to live her dream while building a bridge between her two separate worlds.

    Comedy Sequel Music

    4 / 5
    Comedy Sequel Music

    The Spiderwick Chronicles

    David Strathairn, Freddie Highmore, Sarah Bolger

    From the beloved best-selling series of books comes "The Spiderwick Chronicles," a fanta… more

    From the beloved best-selling series of books comes "The Spiderwick Chronicles," a fantasy adventure for the child in all of us. Peculiar things start to happen the moment the Grace family (Jared, his twin brother Simon, sister Mallory and their mom) leave New York and move into the secluded old house owned by their great, great uncle Arthur Spiderwick. Unable to explain the strange disappearances and accidents that seem to be happening on a daily basis, the family blames Jared. When he, Simon and Mallory investigate what's really going on, they uncover the fantastic truth of the Spiderwick estate and of the creatures that inhabit it.

    Action Adventure Family Kids

    4 / 5
    Action Adventure Family Kids

    Definitely, Maybe

    Ryan Reynolds, Elizabeth Banks, Derek Luke

    Ryan Reynolds stars as Will Hayes, a 30-something Manhattan dad in the midst of a divorc… more

    Ryan Reynolds stars as Will Hayes, a 30-something Manhattan dad in the midst of a divorce when his 10-year-old daughter, Maya (Breslin), starts to question him about his life before marriage. Maya wants to know absolutely everything about how her parents met and fell in love.

    Will's story begins in 1992, as a young, starry-eyed aspiring politician who moves to New York from Wisconsin in order to work on the presidential campaign. For Maya, Will relives his past as an idealistic young man learning the ins and outs of big city politics, and recounts the history of his romantic relationships with three very different women. Will hopelessly attempts a "PG" version of his story for his daughter and changes the names so Maya has to guess who is the woman her father finally married. Is her mother Will's college sweetheart, the dependable girl next-door Emily (Banks)? Is she his longtime best friend and confidante, the apolitical April (Fisher)? Or is she the free-spirited but ambitious journalist Summer (Weisz)?

    As Maya puts together the pieces of her dad's romantic puzzle, she begins to understand that love is not so simple or easy. And as Will tells her his tale, Maya helps him understand that it's really never too late to go back...and maybe find a happy ending.

    Comedy Romance

    4 / 5
    Comedy Romance

    Conspiracy

    Jennifer Esposito, Val Kilmer

    Esposito will play the hardworking single mother of an 8-year-old daughter and the survi… more

    Esposito will play the hardworking single mother of an 8-year-old daughter and the survivor of an abusive marriage. Her character becomes involved with a wounded special-ops Iraq War veteran (Kilmer) after he arrives in her Arizona town to visit an old friend. Complications arise when he discovers that his friend has disappeared without a trace and no one will acknowledge that the man was ever there.

    Drama

    3 / 5
    Drama

    George A. Romero's Diary of the Dead

    Shawn Roberts, Joshua Close, Scott Wentworth

    In his first independently produced zombie film in over two decades, George A. Romero re… more

    In his first independently produced zombie film in over two decades, George A. Romero returns to ground zero in the history of the living dead. When a group of film students making a horror movie in the woods discovers that the dead have begun to revive, they turn their cameras on the real-life horrors that suddenly confront them, creating a first person diary of their bloody encounters and the disintegration of everything they hold dear.

    Thriller Suspense Horror

    4 / 5
    Thriller Suspense Horror
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    Vantage Point

    Dennis Quaid, Matthew Fox, William Hurt

    Thomas Barnes (Dennis Quaid) and Kent Taylor (Matthew Fox) are two Secret Service agents… more

    Thomas Barnes (Dennis Quaid) and Kent Taylor (Matthew Fox) are two Secret Service agents assigned to protect President Ashton (William Hurt) at a landmark summit on the global war on terror. When President Ashton is shot moments after his arrival in Spain, chaos ensues and disparate lives collide. In the crowd is Howard Lewis (Forest Whitaker) an American tourist video-taping the historic event to show his kids when he returns home. Also there is Rex (Sigourney Weaver) an American TV news producer who is reporting on the conference. It's only as we follow each person's perspective of the same 15 minutes prior to and immediately after the shooting that the terrifying truth behind the assassination attempt is revealed.

    Drama Thriller Suspense

    4 / 5
    Drama Thriller Suspense

    Charlie Bartlett

    Anton Yelchin, Robert Downey Jr., Hope Davis

    Anton Yelchin ("Alpha Dog") stars as Charlie Bartlett, who has been kicked out of every… more

    Anton Yelchin ("Alpha Dog") stars as Charlie Bartlett, who has been kicked out of every private school he ever attended. And now that he's moved on to public school, he's simply getting pummeled. But when Charlie discovers that the kids who surround him—the outcast and the popular alike—are secretly in desperate need, his entrepreneurial spirit takes over. Hanging up his shingle in the Boys' restroom, Charlie becomes an underground, not to mention under-aged, shrink who listens to the private confessions of his schoolmates, and makes the imprudent decision to hand out the pills he's proffered from his own psychiatric sessions. Meanwhile, at home, Charlie keeps charming his way out of an inevitable confrontation with his adoring but utterly overwhelmed mother Marilyn (Hope Davis.) Then, Charlie Bartlett makes his big mistake: falling in love with the beautiful and bold daughter (Kat Dennings) of the school's increasingly disenchanted Principal (Robert Downey, Jr.), who is hot on his trail. As Charlie Bartlett's world and fledgling psychiatric practice unravel, he begins to discover there's a whole lot more to making a difference than handing out pills.

    Drama

    Drama

    Witless Protection

    Larry the Cable Guy, Ivana Milicevic, Yaphet Kotto

    Larry the Cable Guy returns for another comic misadventure as a small town sheriff who u… more

    Larry the Cable Guy returns for another comic misadventure as a small town sheriff who unwittingly gets involved in a high profile FBI case in Lionsgate's new comedy, "Witless Protection". During a routine day spent patrolling his small town, Larry witnesses a beautiful, high-class woman, Madeleine, being held against her will by four mysterious, black-suited men. Recognizing the opportunity to save the day, Larry "kidnaps" her, only to learn that Madeleine is actually a key witness in a high-stakes Chicago crime case and her captors are FBI agents assigned to protect her. Madeleine is furious. But Larry, who rightly suspects the agents are crooked and Madeleine is in danger, forces her on a harebrained trip to Chicago to solve the case himself. Together, the hilariously mismatched duo must grapple with angry FBI agents, quack doctors and Chicago high society in his funniest, most unpredictable adventure yet.

    Comedy

    3 / 5
    Comedy

    Be Kind, Rewind

    Jack Black, Kirsten Dunst, Danny Glover

    Jerry is a junkyard worker who attempts to sabotage a power plant that he believes is me… more

    Jerry is a junkyard worker who attempts to sabotage a power plant that he believes is melting his brain. But, when his plan goes awry, the magnetic field that he creates accidentally erases all of the videotapes in a local video store where his best friend Mike works. Fearing that the mishap will cost Mike his job, the two friends team up to keep the store's only loyal customer--a little old lady with a tenuous grasp on reality--from realizing what has happened by recreating and re-filming every movie that she decides to rent. From "Back to the Future," to "Robocop," to "Rush Hour," to "The Lion King," Jerry and Mike become the biggest stars in their neighborhood by starring in the biggest movies ever made.

    Drama Comedy

    4 / 5
    Drama Comedy

    Romulus, My Father

    Eric Bana, Franka Potente, Marton Csokas

    An immigrant family heads to Australia to start a new life. When the young boy's mother… more

    An immigrant family heads to Australia to start a new life. When the young boy's mother dies his father teaches him lessons about life.

    Drama

    4 / 5
    Drama

    Penelope

    Christina Ricci, Reese Witherspoon, Catherine O'Hara

    In this modern day romantic tale, "Penelope" is about a young girl's inspiring journey… more

    In this modern day romantic tale, "Penelope" is about a young girl's inspiring journey, a mysterious family secret and the power of love. With all odds against her, in order for Penelope to break the family curse, she must find true love with "one of her own kind." The warm and funny adventure leads her to realize the most important life lesson, "I like myself the way I am."

    Penelope Wilhern (Christina Ricci), born to wealthy socialites (Catherine O'Hara and Robert E. Grant), is afflicted by the Wilhern spell that can only be broken when she finds love. Hidden away in her family's estate, the lonely girl meets a string of suitors in her parent's futile attempt to break the curse. Each eligible bachelor is enamored with Penelope and her sizable dowry... until her curse is revealed.

    Lemon (Peter Dinklage), a mischievous and eager tabloid reporter wants a photograph of the mysterious Penelope and hires Max (James McAvoy) to pose as a prospective suitor to get the shot. The handsome down-on-his luck gambler finds he falling for Penelope, but not wanting to disappoint her or to expose his surreptitious ways, he decides to disappear.

    Fed up by his latest betrayal and determined to live life on her own terms, Penelope breaks free from her family and ventures into the world alone. She finds adventure and Annie, her first friend (Reese Witherspoon) and becomes the person she was meant to be.

    Comedy

    4 / 5
    Comedy

    City of Men

    Douglas Silva, Darlan Cunha

    Growing up in a culture dictated by violence and run by street gangs, teenagers Acerola… more

    Growing up in a culture dictated by violence and run by street gangs, teenagers Acerola and Laranjinha have become close as brothers. With their eighteenth birthdays fast approaching, Laranjinha sets out to find the father he never met, while Acerola struggles to raise his own young son. But when they suddenly find themselves on opposite sides of a gang war, the lifelong friends are forced to confront a shocking secret from their shared past.

    Drama Foreign

    5 / 5
    Drama Foreign

    Bonneville

    Jessica Lange, Kathy Bates, Joan Allen

    The story follows recently widowed Arvilla (Lange), who is accompanied by her best frien… more

    The story follows recently widowed Arvilla (Lange), who is accompanied by her best friends Margene (Spacek) and Carol (Bates) as she takes her husband Joe's vintage Bonneville and heads towards Santa Barbara to deliver Joe's ashes to his recentful daughter, Francine. En route, however, a series of offbeat adventures leads the women on a journey that will change their lives and show them there is more than one way to keep a promise.

    Drama

    Drama

    Semi-Pro

    Will Ferrell, Woody Harrelson, Andre Benjamin

    Will Ferrell stars in "Semi-Pro", an outrageous comedy set in 1976 against the backdrop… more

    Will Ferrell stars in "Semi-Pro", an outrageous comedy set in 1976 against the backdrop of the maverick ABA – a fast-paced, wild and crazy basketball league that rivaled the NBA and made a name for itself with innovations like the three-point shot and slam dunk contest. Ferrell plays Jackie Moon, a one-hit wonder who used the profits from the success of his chart-topping song "Love Me Sexy" to achieve his dream of owning a basketball team. But Moon's franchise, the Flint Michigan Tropics, is the worst team in the league and in danger of folding when the ABA announces its plans to merge with the NBA. If they want to survive, Jackie and the Tropics must now do the seemingly impossible – win.

    Comedy Sports

    4 / 5
    Comedy Sports

    The Unforeseen

    Wendell Berry, Gary Bradley, William Greider

    In the 1980s, an ambitious real estate developer came to Austin, Texas with a dream--to… more

    In the 1980s, an ambitious real estate developer came to Austin, Texas with a dream--to transform miles of pristine wilderness into a sprawling self-sufficient city. When the development threatened a local treasure, a fragile limestone aquifer and a naturally spring-fed swimming hole, the community decided to fight back. The chronicle is a microcosm of what's happening in communities across the country today, as it considers the cost of the American dream.

    The Other Boleyn Girl

    Natalie Portman, Scarlett Johansson, Eric Bana

    Two ferociously ambitious sisters, Mary and Anne Boleyn, were rivals for the bed and hea… more

    Two ferociously ambitious sisters, Mary and Anne Boleyn, were rivals for the bed and heart of the 16th century English king Henry VIII. The elder, Mary, bore two bastard children by Henry, but she found herself usurped by her younger sister, whom Henry married (divorcing his first wife and causing a church schism in the process) and beheaded three years later for adultery.

    Drama

    4 / 5
    Drama

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