February 2011 Movies




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Into Eternity

Every day, nuclear power plants place large amounts of high-level radioactive waste in interim storage that is vulnerable to natural disasters, man-made disasters, and societal changes. In Finland, the world’s first permanent repository is hewn out of solid rock. It is a huge system of underground tunnels that must last 100,000 years.
Lise Lense-Møller, Michael Madsen, Jesper Bergmann
Documentary
New York
3 / 5
Trailer Buy / Rent
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The Roommate

A psychological thriller about a deranged college freshman (Leighton Meester) who becomes obsessed with her new roommate (Minka Kelly).
Roy Lee, Doug Davison, Christian E. Christiansen, Sonny Mallhi, Cam Gigandet, Leighton Meester, Matt Lanter, Irene Young
Thriller Suspense Teen
Nationwide
4 / 5
Trailer Buy / Rent

Sanctum

Master diver Frank McGuire (Richard Roxburgh) has explored the South Pacific's Esa-ala Caves for months. But when his exit is cut off in a flash flood, Frank's team—including 17-year-old son Josh (Rhys Wakefield) and financier Carl Hurley (Ioan Gruffudd)—are forced to radically alter plans. With dwindling supplies, the crew must navigate an underwater labyrinth to make it out.
Andrew Wight, Richard Roxburgh, Ioan Gruffudd, Ben Browning, Rhys Wakefield, Alister Grierson, James Cameron, John Garvin
Drama Adventure Epic 3D Shot-In-3D
Nationwide
4 / 5
Trailer Buy / Rent

The Other Woman

Emilia (Natalie Portman) is a Harvard law school graduate and a newlywed, having just married Jack (Scott Cohen), a high-powered New York lawyer, who was her boss — and married — when she began working at his law firm. Unfortunately, her life takes an unexpected turn when Jack and Emilia lose their newborn daughter. Emilia struggles through her grief to connect with her new stepson William (Charlie Tahan), but is finding it hard to connect with this precocious child. Perhaps the most difficult obstacle of all for Emilia is trying to cope with the constant interferences of her husband’s angry, jealous ex-wife, Carolyn (Lisa Kudrow).
Natalie Portman, Lauren Ambrose, Don Roos, Lisa Kudrow, Anthony Rapp, Charlie Tahan, Scott Cohen
Drama
New York / Los Angeles
4 / 5
Trailer Buy / Rent

Waiting for Forever

Best friends while they were growing up, Emma (Rachel Bilson) and Will (Tom Sturridge) lost touch a long time ago-as far as she knows. To Will, Emma never stopped being the most important person in his life. Believing them to be forever linked, he goes wherever she goes. Will doesn't have a home, a car, or a "real" job. He survives on his talent as a juggler and entertainer-talents honed through years of showing off for Emma. When her father gets sick, Emma returns to their hometown, trying to leave behind her complicated love life and failing career as a TV actress. As its characters face love, death and their own preconceptions, "Waiting for Forever" questions the realities of life.
James Keach, Steve Adams, Tom Sturridge, Rachel Bilson, Jaime King, Nikki Blonsky, Scott Mechlowicz, Riley Smith
Comedy Romance
New York / Los Angeles
4 / 5
Info Buy / Rent

Cold Weather

Doug (Cris Lankenau) has just moved back to his hometown of Portland, Oregon, to move in with his sister (Trieste KellyDunn), hoping for another chance at jumpstarting their grown up lives. When Doug’s ex-girlfriend comes to town unexpectedly, only to disappear shortly after, Doug, Gail, and their new friend Carlos (Raul Castillo) appoint themselves as detectives in what they see as a real life Sherlock Holmes situation.
Aaron Katz, Brendan McFadden, Ben Stambler, Lars Knudsen, Jay Van Hoy, Cris Lankenau, Trieste Kelly Dunn, Raul Castillo
Drama
New York
4 / 5
Trailer Buy / Rent

Just Go With It

After spending years using a fake marriage to help score with the ladies, commitment phobe, Patrick (Adam Sandler), finally meets the girl of his dreams. But, when his dream girl finds the ring in his pocket and notices the tan line on his finger, she demands to get the soon-to-be ex-wife’s permission before moving forward in the relationship. Patrick must find a good female friend to play the role of his wife and who knows him better than his own office assistant, Katherine (Jennifer Aniston).
Adam Sandler, Jennifer Aniston, Nicole Kidman, Bailee Madison, Heidi Montag, Heather Parry, Tim Dowling, Brooklyn Decker
Comedy Romance
Nationwide
4 / 5
Trailer Buy / Rent

Gnomeo and Juliet

Two garden gnomes, Gnomeo (voice of James McAvoy) and Juliet (voice of Emily Blunt), try to avoid tragedy and find a happy ending to their star-crossed love affair when they are caught up in a feud between neighbors.
Emily Blunt, Andy Riley, Maggie Smith, David Furnish, Baker Bloodworth, James McAvoy, Michael Caine, Patrick Stewart
Comedy Fantasy Family Animation 3D
Nationwide
4 / 5
Trailer Buy / Rent

Justin Bieber: Never Say Never

Justin Bieber will play himself in his life story. The pic will be sprinkled with performances from his current concert tour.
Jane Lipsitz, Jon Chu, Scooter Braun, L.A. Reid, Dan Cutforth, Usher, Justin Bieber
Biography Documentary Music 3D
Nationwide
3 / 5
Trailer Buy / Rent

The Eagle

In 140 AD, twenty years after the unexplained disappearance of the entire Ninth Legion in the mountains of Scotland, young centurion Marcus Aquila (Tatum) arrives from Rome to solve the mystery and restore the reputation of his father, the commander of the Ninth. Accompanied only by his British slave Esca (Bell), Marcus sets out across Hadrian's Wall into the uncharted highlands of Caledonia - to confront its savage tribes, make peace with his father's memory, and retrieve the lost legion's golden emblem, the Eagle of the Ninth.
Mark Strong, Channing Tatum, Donald Sutherland, Kevin Macdonald, Duncan Kenworthy, Jeremy Brock, Jamie Bell, Paul Ritter
Drama War
Nationwide
4 / 5
Trailer Buy / Rent

Cedar Rapids

A wholesome and naive small-town Wisconsin insurance agent goes to an industry convention in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, to try to save the jobs of his colleagues.
Stephen Root, Alia Shawkat, Sigourney Weaver, Jim Taylor, Ed Helms, John C. Reilly, Miguel Arteta, Alexander Payne
Comedy

Carancho

This love story begins the night Lujan and Sosa meet, on the street. She is fighting to save a car accident victim's life. He wants the victim to be his client. Together they will try to change the course of their lives, but Sosa's turbulent past will come up against them.
Pablo Trapero
Drama Romance Crime
New York / Los Angeles
5 / 5
Info Buy / Rent

Carbon Nation

An optimistic, solutions-based, non-preachy, non-partisan, big tent film that shows tackling climate change boosts the economy, increases national and energy security and promotes health and a clean environment.
Peter Byck
Documentary
New York
5 / 5
Trailer Buy / Rent

The Sky Turns

Mercedes Alvarez was three years old when her parents left La Aldea, a village in the barren Northern Spanish Soria region. She was the last child born in La Aldea. Now, only fourteen people live there. Soon this village, like so many other rural communities all over the world, will be deserted. Alvarez returns for the first time to her ancestral home and makes a film about memory and the terrifying passing of time.
Mercedes Álvarez, Arturo Redin
Documentary
New York
3 / 5
Info Buy / Rent

Vidal Sassoon: The Movie

The documentary traces the life of a self-made man whose passion and perseverance took him from a Jewish orphanage in London to the absolute pinnacle of hairdressing.
Craig Teper
Documentary
New York
5 / 5
Trailer Buy / Rent

MOOZ-lum

A young Muslim man enrolls in college against the politically charged 9/11 backdrop, with deep personal and familial traumas to overcome.
Qasim Basir, Dana Offenbach, Danny Glover, Nia Long, Summer Bishil, Evan Ross
Drama
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Unknown

Dr. Martin Harris (Liam Neeson) awakens after a car accident in Berlin to discover that his wife (January Jones) suddenly doesn’t recognize him and another man (Aidan Quinn) has assumed his identity. Ignored by disbelieving authorities and hunted by mysterious assassins, he finds himself alone, tired and on the run. Aided by an unlikely ally (Diane Kruger), Martin plunges headlong into a deadly mystery that will force him to question his sanity, his identity, and just how far he’s willing to go to uncover the truth.
Susan Downey, Liam Neeson, Jaume Collet-Serra, Joel Silver, Andrew Rona, January Jones, Diane Kruger, Aidan Quinn
Thriller Suspense
Nationwide
4 / 5
Trailer Buy / Rent

I Am Number Four

Storyline revolves around a group of nine Earthbound aliens who escaped their planet just before it was destroyed by a rival species. The group hide out on Earth, disguised as teenagers. The title character (Alex Pettyfer) soon discovers, however, that he is still being hunted by the enemy.
Steven Spielberg, D.J. Caruso, Michael Bay, Marti Noxon, Kevin Durand, JC Spink, Alex Pettyfer, Jake Abel
Action Adventure Fantasy Sci-Fi
Nationwide
4 / 5
Trailer Buy / Rent

Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son

FBI Agent Malcolm Turner and his 17-year-old nephew Trent go undercover at an all-girls' school for the arts, after Trent witnesses a murder. They pose, respectively, as Big Momma and Charmaine, in order to find evidence incriminating the murderer before he finds them.
Martin Lawrence, Brandon T. Jackson, John Whitesell, Matthew Fogel, Jessica Lucas, Portia Doubleday, Randi Mayem Singer, Don Rhymer
Comedy Sequel
Nationwide
4 / 5
Trailer Buy / Rent

Now & Later

An illegal Latina immigrant living in Los Angeles who stumbles across a disgraced banker on the run. She takes him in and through soul-searching conversations and other worldly pleasures, Angela introduces Bill to another worldview.
Philippe Diaz
Drama
New York
5 / 5
Trailer Buy / Rent

The Resident

The film stars Hilary Swank as a beautiful young doctor who begins a new life in Brooklyn after separating from her husband. Her stunning loft seems too good to be true, until mysterious occurrences lead her to believe she's not alone.
Hilary Swank, Erin Cressida, Christopher Lee, Antti J. Jokinen, Robert Orr, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Lee Pace
Thriller Suspense

Vanishing on 7th Street

In the film, when a massive power outage plunges the city of Detroit into total darkness, a disparate group of individuals (Christensen, Leguizamo, Newton) find themselves alone. The entire city's population has vanished into thin air, leaving behind heaps of empty clothing, abandoned cars and lengthening shadows. Soon the daylight begins to disappear completely, and as the survivors gather in an abandoned tavern, they realize the darkness is out to get them, and only their rapidly diminishing light sources can keep them safe.
Hayden Christensen, Brad Anderson, John Leguizamo, Celine Rattray, Jacob Latimore, Lawrence Mattis, Norton Herrick, Tove Christensen
Thriller Suspense Horror
New York
4 / 5
Trailer Buy / Rent

The Chaperone

An ex-con tries to rekindle his relationship with his daughter by being a chaperone on her class trip.
Stephen Herek, Michael Pavone, S.J. Roth, Paul Levesque, Billy Slaughter, Jake Austin Walker, Kevin Corrigan, Ariel Winter
Drama

The Last Lions

Dereck and Beverly Joubert examine the dramatic decline in the number of lions in Africa and the moral duty to protect them.
Dereck Joubert, Jeremy Irons
Documentary
Limited
4 / 5
Info Buy / Rent

Putty Hill

At a neighborhood karaoke bar, friends and family gather to remember a young man who passed away. Knowing little about his final days, they attempt to reconstruct his life.
Matthew Porterfield
Drama
New York
4 / 5
Info Buy / Rent

I Am

A first person documentary of Tom Shadyac (helmer of bigscreen comedies including "Ace Ventura: Pet Detective" and "Bruce Almighty") on his unusual journey of self-discovery. Film includes interviews with Noam Chomsky, Howard Zinn and Desmond Tutu, among others.
Tom Shadyac
Documentary

Even the Rain

Chronicles some of Christopher Columbus' exploits with the indigenous people he encountered in the Americas, circa 1492.
Paul Laverty, Iciar Bollain, Gael García Bernal, Luis Tosar, Carlos Aduviri
Drama Historical

Immigration Tango

An American couple and a foreign couple test the limits of friendship and love when they switch partners and get married for green cards.
David Burton Morris, Elika Portnoy
Comedy
Limited
3 / 5
Info Buy / Rent

Brotherhood

College freshman Adam Buckley sits blindfolded in the back of a van outside of a convenience store as the final step of his initiation into the Sigma Zeta Chi fraternity. Minutes later a fellow pledge is shot. The senior fraternity brother is able to get the injured pledge out of the store alive, but the fraternity's troubles are just beginning.
Will Canon
Drama
Limited
4 / 5
Info Buy / Rent
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Public Speaking

Features Fran Lebowitz expressing insights on social issues in an onstage discussion with longtime friend Toni Morrison, and on the streets of New York.
Martin Scorsese, Graydon Carter, Fran Lebowitz
Documentary
New York
4 / 5
Info Buy / Rent

Hall Pass

Rick (Owen Wilson) and Fred (Jason Sudeikis) are best friends who have a lot in common, including the fact that they have each been married for many years. But when the two men begin to show signs of restlessness at home, their wives (Jenna Fischer, Christina Applegate) take a bold approach to revitalizing their marriages: granting them a "hall pass," one week of freedom to do whatever they want…no questions asked. At first, it sounds like a dream come true for Rick and Fred. But it isn’t long before they discover that their expectations of the single life—and themselves—are out of sync with reality.
Jason Sudeikis, J.B. Smoove, Alexandra Daddario, Peter Farrelly, Christina Applegate, Bobby Farrelly, Owen Wilson, Tyler Hoechlin
Comedy
Nationwide
4 / 5
Trailer Buy / Rent

Drive Angry

The story centers on a man (Nicholas Cage) driven by rage who is chasing the people who killed his daughter and kidnapped her baby. The vendetta/rescue spins out of control as the chase gets bloodier by the mile, leaving bodies strewn along the highway.
Nicolas Cage, Trevor Short, Boaz Davidson, Danny Dimbort, Amber Heard, Billy Burke, Christa Campbell, Patrick Lussier
Thriller Suspense 3D Shot-In-3D
Nationwide
4 / 5
Trailer Buy / Rent

The Grace Card

When Mac McDonald loses his son in an accident, the ensuing 17 years of bitterness and pain erodes his love for his family and leaves him angry with God ... and just about everyone else. Mac's rage stonewalls his career in the police department and makes for a combustible situation when he's partnered with Sam Wright, a rising star on the force-who happens to be a part-time pastor and a loving family man. Can they somehow join forces to help one another when it's impossible for either of them to look past their differences-especially the most obvious one?
David G. Evans, Howard Klausner, Dawntoya Thomason, John Saunders, John Nasraway, Michael Joiner, Michael Higgenbottom, Louis Gossett Jr.
Drama Faith

Of Gods and Men

Eight French monks live peacefully in a monastery perched in the mountains of Algeria until post-colonial tensions escalate.
Xavier Beauvois, Lambert Wilson, Michael Lonsdale
Drama
New York / Los Angeles
4 / 5
Trailer Buy / Rent

Heartbeats

Francis and Marie are close friends and one day they meet Nicolas. As one rendezvous leads to another, whether real or imagined, the two friends slide deeper into obsessive fantasies around Nicolas.
Xavier Dolan
Drama Romance
New York
5 / 5
Trailer Buy / Rent