February 2009 Movies




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The Objective

The film follows a special ops team carrying out a mission in Afghanistan that finds itself lost in a Bermuda Triangle-type vortex of ancient evil.
Daniel Myrick, Jeremy Wall, Zev Guber
Thriller Suspense Horror

Our City Dreams

Filmed over the course of two years, "Our City Dreams" is an invitation to visit the creativespaces of five women artists, each of whom possesses her own energy, drive and passion. Thesewomen, who span different decades and represent diverse cultures, have one thing in commonbeyond making art: the city to which they have journeyed and now call home - New York.
Chiara Clemente
Documentary
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Coraline

Combining the visionary imaginations of two premier fantasists, director Henry Selick (“The Nightmare Before Christmas”) and author Neil Gaiman (Sandman), this new movie is a wondrous and thrilling, fun and suspenseful adventure that honors and redefines two moviemaking traditions. It is a stop-motion animated feature – and, as the first one to be conceived and photographed in stereoscopic 3-D, unlike anything moviegoers have ever experienced before. Coraline Jones (voiced by Dakota Fanning) is a girl of 11 who is feisty, curious, and adventurous beyond her years. She and her parents (Teri Hatcher, John Hodgman) have just relocated from Michigan to Oregon. Missing her friends and finding her parents to be distracted by their work, Coraline tries to find some excitement in her new environment. She is befriended – or, as she sees it, annoyed – by a local boy close to her age, Wybie Lovat (Robert Bailey Jr.); and visits her older neighbors, eccentric British actresses Miss Spink and Miss Forcible (Jennifer Saunders and Dawn French) as well as the arguably even more eccentric Russian Mr. Bobinsky (Ian McShane). After these encounters, Coraline seriously doubts that her new home can provide anything intriguing to her….but it does; she uncovers a secret door in the house. Walking through the door and then venturing through an eerie passageway, she discovers an alternate version of her life and existence. On the surface, this parallel reality is similar to her real life – only much better. The adults, including the solicitous Other Mother (also voiced by Teri Hatcher) seem much more welcoming to her. Coraline is more the center of attention there – even from the mysterious Cat (Keith David). She begins to think that this Other World might be where she belongs. But when her wondrously off-kilter, fantastical visit turns dangerous and Other Mother schemes to keep her there, Coraline musters all of her resourcefulness, determination, and bravery to get back home – and save her family.
Keith David, Henry Selick, Jennifer Saunders, Bill Mechanic, Dakota Fanning, Teri Hatcher, Dawn French, Ian McShane
Fantasy Family Kids Animation
Nationwide
4 / 5
Trailer Buy / Rent

Push

The Division, a shadowy government agency, is genetically transforming citizens into an army of psychic warriors—and brutally disposing of those unwilling to participate. Nick Gant (Chris Evans), a second-generation telekinetic or “mover,” has been in hiding since the Division murdered his father more than a decade earlier. He has found sanctuary in densely populated Hong Kong—the last safe place on earth for fugitive psychics like him—but only if he can keep his gift a secret. Nick is forced out of hiding when Cassie Holmes (Dakota Fanning), a 13-year-old clairvoyant or “watcher,” seeks his help in finding Kira, (Camilla Belle), an escaped “pusher” who may hold the key to ending the Division’s program. Pushers possess the most dangerous of all psychic powers: the ability to influence others’ actions by implanting thoughts in their minds. But Cassie’s presence soon attracts the attention of the Division’s human bloodhounds, forcing Nick and Cassie to flee for their lives. With the help of a team of rogue psychics, the unlikely duo traverses the seedy underbelly of the city, trying to stay one step ahead of the authorities as they search for Kira. But they find themselves square in the crosshairs of Division Agent Henry Carver (Djimon Hounsou), a pusher who will stop at nothing to keep them from achieving their goal.
Chris Evans, Djimon Hounsou, David Bourla, Camilla Belle, Paul McGuigan, Bruce Davey, Glenn Williamson, Dakota Fanning
Drama Thriller Supernatural
Nationwide
4 / 5
Trailer Buy / Rent

He's Just Not That Into You

An all-star cast is featured in the stories of a group of interconnected, Baltimore-based twenty- and thirtysomethings as they navigate their various relationships from the shallow end of the dating pool through the deep, murky waters of married life. Trying to read the signs of the opposite sex, each hopes to be the exception to the "no exceptions" rule.
Drew Barrymore, Ben Affleck, Jennifer Aniston, Bradley Cooper, Justin Long, Ken Kwapis, Michele Weiss, Michael Beugg
Comedy Romance
Nationwide
3 / 5
Trailer Buy / Rent

The Pink Panther 2

"The Pink Panther 2," the sequel to the 2006 worldwide hit, stars Steve Martin as he reprises the role of intrepid-if-bumbling French police detective, Inspector Jacques Clouseau. When legendary treasures from around the world are stolen, including the priceless Pink Panther Diamond, Chief Inspector Dreyfus (John Cleese) is forced to assign Clouseau to a team of international detectives and experts charged with catching the thief and retrieving the stolen artifacts. Martin is joined by his co-stars Jean Reno (as Ponton, his partner) and Emily Mortimer (as Nicole, the object of his awkward affections). The investigative dream team is played by Andy Garcia, Alfred Molina, Yuki Matsuzaki ("Letters From Iwo Jima") and Bollywood star Aishwarya Rai Bachchan.
Andy Garcia, Scott Neustadter, Robert Simonds, Shawn Levy, Steve Martin, Molly Sims, Alfred Molina, Emma Bunton
Comedy Sequel Family Kids
Nationwide
3 / 5
Trailer Buy / Rent

Fanboys

A group of friends who are avid "Star Wars" fans travel west to see the Holy Grail of all sci-fi movies, "Star Wars: Episode I." The year is 1999 and for these death star dorks, the "Star Wars" films are more than just movies; they are a way of life. So, after one of the group takes sick, it is nothing short of a moral imperative that the friends break into George Lucas' Skywalker Ranch to watch the seminal sci-fi picture together before its release. Enlisting the help of an estranged friend, who has traded in his Darth Vader mask for a proper day job, the adventure lays way to some extremely funny situations, including an outrageous brawl with some hard-core Trekkies.
Dan Fogler, Kevin Spacey, Chris Marquette, Danny Trejo, Billy Dee Williams, Kyle Mann, Dana Brunetti, Evan Astrowsky
Adventure Comedy

Chocolate

An autistic woman with powerful martial art skills looks to settle her ailing mother's debts by seeking out the ruthless gangs that owe her family money.
Prachya Pinkaew
Action

Incendiary

An adulterous woman's life is torn apart when her husband and infant son are killed in a suicide bombing at a soccer match.
Sharon Maguire, Ewan McGregor, Matthew Macfadyen, Anand Tucker, Adrienne Maguire, Andy Paterson, Michelle Williams, Sidney Johnston
Drama Romance

The International

In "The International", a gripping thriller, Interpol Agent Louis Salinger (Clive Owen) and Manhattan Assistant District Attorney Eleanor Whitman (Naomi Watts) are determined to bring to justice one of the world's most powerful banks. Uncovering myriad and reprehensible illegal activities, Salinger and Whitman follow the money from Berlin to Milan to New York to Istanbul. Finding themselves in a high-stakes chase across the globe, their relentless tenacity puts their own lives at risk as their targets will stop at nothing – even murder – to continue financing terror and war.
Richard Suckle, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Tom Tykwer, Charles Roven, Clive Owen, Naomi Watts, Terence Chang, Lloyd Phillips
Action Thriller
Scope TBA
3 / 5
Trailer Buy / Rent

Under the Sea 3D

This new IMAX adventure transports moviegoers to some of the most exotic and isolated undersea locations on Earth, including Southern Australia, New Guinea and others in the Indo-Pacific region, allowing them to experience face-to-face encounters with some of the most mysterious and stunning creatures of the sea. It offers a uniquely inspirational and entertaining way to explore the beauty and natural wonder of the oceans, as well as the impact of global climate change. In IMAX 3D, the images will literally leap off the screen and float around the theatre, putting the audience in the movie.
Jim Carrey, Michele Hall, Howard Hall, Toni Myers, Graeme Ferguson
Documentary 3D Shot-In-3D
Limited
4 / 5
Info Buy / Rent

Gomorra

Made up of six short episodes with six main characters--all revolving around the four-sided criminality between the port of Naples, Scampia, Castelvolturno and Terzigno.
Matteo Garrone, Domenico Procacci, Salvatore Abruzzese, Simone Sacchettino
Drama Crime
New York / Los Angeles
Trailer Buy / Rent

Confessions of a Shopaholic

In the glamorous world of New York City, Rebecca Bloomwood (Isla Fisher) is a fun-loving girl who is really good at shopping—a little too good, perhaps. She dreams of working for her favorite fashion magazine, but can't quite get her foot in the door—until ironically, she snags a job as an advice columnist for a financial magazine published by the same company. As her dreams are finally coming true, she goes to ever more hilarious and extreme efforts to keep her past from ruining her future.
Leslie Bibb, Mike Stenson, Joan Cusack, Chad Oman, P.J. Hogan, Jerry Bruckheimer, Tim Firth, Tracey Jackson
Comedy
Scope TBA
2 / 5
Trailer Buy / Rent

Two Lovers

Leonard, a charismatic but troubled young man, moves back into his childhood home following a recent heartbreak. While recovering under the watchful eye of his parents, Leonard meets two women in quick succession: Michelle, a mysterious and beautiful neighbor who is exotic and out-of-place in Leonard's staid world, and Sandra, the lovely and caring daughter of a businessman who is buying out his family's dry-cleaning business. Leonard becomes deeply infatuated by Michelle, who seems poised to fall for him, but is having a self-destructive affair with a married man. At the same time, mounting pressure from his family pushes him towards committing to Sandra. Leonard is forced to make an impossible decision - between the impetuousness of desire and the comfort of love - or risk falling back into the darkness that nearly killed him.
James Gray, Anthony Katagas, Marc Butan, Donna Gigliotti, Gwyneth Paltrow, Vinessa Shaw, Mark Cuban, Richard Menello
Drama Romance
New York / Los Angeles
3 / 5
Trailer Buy / Rent

Friday the 13th

Searching for his missing sister, Clay heads up to the eerie woods of legendary Crystal Lake where he stumbles on the creaky remains of rotting old cabins that lie in wait behind moss-covered trees. And that's not the only thing hiding under the brush. Against the advice of police and cautions from the locals, Clay pursues what few leads he has with the help of a young woman he meets among a group of college kids up for an all-thrills weekend. But they are about to find much more than they bargained for. Little do they know, they've entered the domain of one of the most terrifying specters in American film history - the infamous killer who haunts Crystal Lake armed with a razor-sharp machete...Jason Voorhees.
Michael Bay, Marcus Nispel, Andrew Form, Damian Shannon, Brad Fuller, Mark Swif, Odette Yustman, Jared Padalecki
Sequel Thriller Suspense Horror Remake
Scope TBA
4 / 5
Trailer Buy / Rent
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Fired Up

Shawn Colfax (Nicholas D'Agosto) and Nick Brady (Eric Christian Olsen), the stars of the Gerald R. Ford High School football team, are dreading the prospect of another summer at football camp. When Nick hatches a scheme for the two to join their school's cheerleaders at cheer camp instead, they find themselves awash in a sea of gorgeous young women. It all goes great until Shawn falls for Carly (Sarah Roemer), the beautiful head cheerleader who sees right through them.
Sarah Roemer, Molly Sims, AnnaLynne McCord, Will Gluck, Matthew Gross, Freedom Jones, Danneel Harris, Eric Christian Olsen
Comedy Sports Teen
Nationwide
5 / 5
Trailer Buy / Rent

Tyler Perry's Madea Goes to Jail

At long last, Madea returns to the big screen in "Tyler Perry's Madea Goes to Jail". This time America's favorite irreverent, pistol-packin' grandmomma is raising hell behind bars and lobbying for her freedom...Hallelujer!

After a high-speed freeway chase puts Madea (Tyler Perry) in front of the judge, her reprieve is short-lived as anger management issues get the best of her and land her in jail. A gleeful Joe (Tyler Perry) couldn't be happier at Madea's misfortune. But Madea's eccentric family members the Browns (David and Tamala Mann) rally behind her, lending their special "country" brand of support.

Meanwhile, Assistant District Attorney Joshua Hardaway (Derek Luke) is on the fast track to career success. But Hardaway lands a case too personal to handle - defending young prostitute and former drug addict Candace Washington (Keshia Knight Pulliam) - and asks his fiancée and fellow ADA Linda Holmes (Ion Overman) to fill in on his behalf. When Candace ends up in jail, Madea befriends the young woman, protecting her in a "motherly" way as only Madea can.
Tyler Perry, Vanessa Ferlito, Derek Luke, Michael Paseornek, Reuben Cannon, Keshia Knight Pulliam, Keke Palmer, Ion Overman
Comedy Sequel Adaptation
Nationwide
4 / 5
Trailer Buy / Rent

Eleven Minutes

A documentary following fashion designer Jay McCarroll.
Michael Selditch, Robert Tate
Documentary

The Velveteen Rabbit

A lonely boy wins over his distant father and strict grandmother with help from a brave velveteen rabbit whose one wish is to become a real rabbit someday.
Jane Seymour, Michael Landon Jr., Cindy Kelley, Matthew Harbour, Kevin Jubinville
Family

Delhi 6

Roshan travels from the United States to India with his ailing grandmother.
Rakesh Omprakash Mehra, Ronnie Screwvala, Prasoon Joshi, Kamlesh Pandey, Smitha Baliga
Comedy
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Examined Life

Filmmaker Astra Taylor accompanies some of today's most influential thinkers on a series of unique excursions through places and spaces that hold particular resonance for them and their ideas.
Astra Taylor, Bill Imperial, Lea Marin
Documentary

Play the Game

A young ladies' man teaches his dating tricks to his lonely, widowed grandfather, and plays his best mind games to meet the woman of his dreams.
Marc Fienberg, Andy Griffith
Comedy Romance

Street Fighter: Legend of Chun-Li

Devastated by the kidnapping of her father, Chun-Li takes to the streets of Hong Kong, embarking on an epic quest for justice – and hurtling toward a confrontation with a seemingly unstoppable foe.
Ashok Amritraj, Neal McDonough, Andrzej Bartkowiak, Patrick Aiello, Justin Marks, Kristin Kreuk, Moon Bloodgood, Michael Clarke Duncan
Action Adventure Martial Arts

An American Affair

Seen through the eyes of 13-year-old boy, the story of a woman who has an affair with President John F. Kennedy in 1963.
Alex Metcalf, William Olsson, Kevin Leydon, Gretchen Mol, Cameron Bright
Drama

Jonas Brothers: The 3D Concert Experience

The Jonas Brothers head to the big screen—in Disney Digital 3-D™—in a high-energy Walt Disney Pictures rockumentary feature film event from director Bruce Hendricks ("Hannah Montana/Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds Concert"). The film blends excerpts from the Brothers' red-hot "Burning Up" concert tour, including guest performances from Demi Lovato and Taylor Swift, with exclusive behind-the-scenes footage, off-the-wall segments, a never-before-heard song ("Love Is On Its Way"), swarming fans and a lot of JB-style humor—giving fans never-before-seen insights into the lives of Kevin, Joe and Nick.
Johnny Wright, Nick Jonas, Bruce Hendricks, Arthur Repola, Phil McIntyre, Kevin Jonas, Alan Sacks, Joe Jonas
Musical Documentary

Crossing Over

Immigrants from around the world enter Los Angeles every day, with hopeful visions of a better life, but little notion of what that life may cost. Their desperate scenarios test the humanity of immigration enforcement officers. In "Crossing Over", writer-director Wayne Kramer explores the allure of the American dream, and the reality that immigrants find – and create -- in 21st century L.A.
Harrison Ford, Alice Eve, Wayne Kramer, Frank Marshall, Sean Penn, Ray Liotta, Gregg Taylor, Cliff Curtis
Drama
New York / Los Angeles
4 / 5
Trailer Buy / Rent

The Resurrection

"Resurrection" will tell the story of Jesus Christ beginning the day he died on the cross and ending about 40 days later with his ascension into heaven.
Tim LaHaye, Lionel Chetwynd
Drama Historical

Echelon Conspiracy

In a world where all communications are monitored, one man gets hold of a phone that can bypass all surveillance.
Steve Richards, Roee Sharon, Kevin Elders, Michael Nitsberg, Ving Rhames, Martin Sheen, Greg Marcks, Alexander Leyviman
Action Thriller