January 2008 Movies




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One Missed Call

Beth Raymond is traumatized when she witnesses the gruesome deaths of two friends just days apart. Even more disturbing, she knows that both of them had received chilling cell phone messages--actual recordings of their own horrifying last moments. Impossibly, the calls were received days before they died, but each death occurred precisely when and how the messages foretold. The police think Beth is delusional--except for Detective Jack Andrews, whose own sister was killed in a freak accident that bears a strange similarity to the deaths of Beth''s friends. Together, Jack and Beth work feverishly to unravel the mystery behind the ominous calls. But even as they get closer to the truth, Beth''s cell phone begins to ring with an eerie tune, and the readout displays: "One Missed Call".
Broderick Johnson, Lauren C. Weissman, Scott Kroopf, Andrew Klavan, Yasushi Akimoto, Elizabeth Adams, Eric Valette, Andrew Kosove
Thriller Suspense Horror Remake
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The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything: A VeggieTales Movie

Three lazy misfits - very timid Elliot (Larry the Cucumber), lazy Sedgewick (Mr. Lunt) and no self-confident George (Pa Grape) - dream of the day of putting on a show about pirates. With their own problems of might not having this dream come true, they soon find themselves traveling back in time into the 17th century and begin a quest to rescue a royal family from an evil tyrant, and learn about being pirates.
Mike Nawrocki, David Pitts, Phil Vischer, Phil Vische
Comedy Sequel Musical Family Animation

First Sunday

Durell and LeeJohn are best friends and bumbling petty criminals. When Durell learns that his ex-girlfriend plans to move to another state with their son--unless they can get her $17,000 to pay off a debt--they come up with a desperate scheme to rob their neighborhood church. But when the duo fumbles their way through the break-in, they discover someone has beaten them to the punch. In order to get their hands on the money, Durell and LeeJohn are forced to spend the night in the presence of the Lord and his followers--and end up getting a lot more than they bargained for.
Ice Cube, Katt Williams, David E. Talbert, Matt Alvarez, Tracy Morgan, Malinda Williams, Regina Hall, Chi McBride
Action Adventure Crime Gangster

In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale

The film, which is based on best-selling fantasy PC game franchise, follows the journey of Farmer from simple family man to heroic prince. Amidst a fantasy backdrop of war in the Kingdom of Ehb between the evil Gallian and the ruling King Konreid, Farmer sets out to find his kidnapped wife, Solana, and avenge the death of his son, who was killed by animal warriors called Krugs.
Jason Statham, Ray Liotta, Uwe Boll, Kristanna Loken, Leelee Sobieski, Brian J. White, Shawn Williamson, Burt Reynolds
Drama Adventure Fantasy

27 Dresses

Jane is idealistic, romantic and completely selfless--a perennial bridesmaid whose own happy ending is nowhere in sight. But when younger sister Tess captures the heart of Jane's boss--with whom she is secretly in love--Jane begins to reexamine her "always-a-bridesmaid..." lifestyle.
Gary Barber, Malin Akerman, Katherine Heigl, Dana Fox, Peyton List, Anne Fletcher, Roger Birnbaum, Jonathan Glickman
Comedy Romance

Cloverfield

Five young New Yorkers throw their friend a going-away party the night that a monster the size of a skyscraper descends upon the city. Told from the point of view of their video camera, the film is a document of their attempt to survive the most surreal, horrifying event of their lives.
T.J. Miller, Matt Reeves, J.J. Abrams, Drew Goddard, Jessica Lucas, Sherryl Clark, Guy Reidel, Michael Stahl-David
Drama Suspense

Mad Money

A comedy about three ordinary women who form an unlikely friendship and decide to do something extraordinary--rob one of the most secure banks in the world. Bridget Cardigan is shocked to learn that she is on the verge of losing her home and comfortable upper middle class lifestyle when her husband Don is downsized from his job. Armed only with a decades old English degree and years as a dedicated mother and corporate wife, Bridget is forced into the unfamiliar labor market with no job skills. Finally, she accepts the only position she can find--janitor at the Federal Reserve Bank. The one-time suburban mom soon discovers she has more in common with her new co-workers than she thought. Bridget forges an unexpected bond with Nina, a hard-working single mom with two kids to raise, and Jackie, an exuberant free spirit with nothing to lose. Caught up in a system that underestimates their talents and keeps their dreams just out of reach, Bridget, Nina and Jackie set out to even the score. After a lifetime of playing by the rules, the three devise a plan to smuggle soon-to-be destroyed currency out of the supposedly airtight Reserve. As the unlikely crime syndicate amasses piles of cash, it looks like they have pulled off the perfect crime--until a minor misstep alerts the authorities. With more money than they know what to do with, the women are pushed to the limits of their ingenuity to stay one step ahead of the law!
Katie Holmes, Diane Keaton, Jay Cohen, Callie Khour, Glenn Gers, Goldie Hawn, Emily Cummins, Lisa Stewart
Comedy Remake

Teeth

High school student Dawn works hard at suppressing her budding sexuality by being the local chastity group''s most active participant. Her task is made even more difficult by her bad boy stepbrother Brad''s increasingly provocative behavior at home. A stranger to her own body, innocent Dawn discovers she has a toothed vagina when she becomes the object of violence. As she struggles to comprehend her anatomical uniqueness, Dawn experiences both the pitfalls and the power of being a living example of the vagina dentata myth.
Mitchell Lichtenstein, Hale Appleman, Paul Galvan, Julia Garro, John Hensley, Trent Moore
Drama Romance

Cassandra's Dream

Set in contemporary London, "Cassandra's Dream" is a powerful and thrilling story about two brothers (Ewan McGregor, Colin Farrell) who are desperate to better their troubled lives. One is a chronic gambler in debt over his head, and the other is a young man in love with a beautiful actress (newcomer Hayley Atwell) he has recently met. Their lives gradually become entangled into a sinister situation with intense and unfortunate results.
Colin Farrell, Gareth Wiley, Hayley Atwell, Letty Aronson, Ewan McGregor, Woody Allen, Stephen Tenenbaum, Tom Wilkinson
Comedy
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Meet the Spartans

After successfully skewering Hollywood's scariest movie (as two of the writers on "Scary Movie"), romantic comedy franchises ("Date Movie"), and Hollywood blockbusters ("Epic Movie"), writers/directors/producers Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer now set their sights on "300". The heroic Leonidas, armed with nothing by leather underwear and a cape, leads a ragtag group of 13 - count' em, 13! -- Spartans to defend their homeland against the invading Persians (whose ranks include "Ghost Rider", "Rocky Balboa", the "Transformers", and a hunchbacked Paris Hilton).
Sean Maguire, Ken Davitian, Kevin Sorbo, Diedrich Bader, Jason Friedberg, Aaron Seltzer, Peter Safran, Carmen Electra
Comedy

Untraceable

Within the FBI, there exists a division dedicated to investigating and prosecuting criminals on the internet. Welcome to the front lines of the war on cybercrime, where Special Agent Jennifer Marsh (Diane Lane) has seen it all……until now. A tech-savvy internet predator is displaying his graphic murders on his own website – and the fate of each of his tormented captives is left in the hands of the public: the more hits his site gets, the faster his victims die. When this game of cat and mouse becomes personal, Marsh and her team must race against the clock to track down this technical mastermind who is virtually untraceable.
Gary Lucchesi, Diane Lane, Mary Beth Hurt, Gregory Hoblit, Tom Rosenberg, Allison Burnett, Billy Burke, Steven Pearl
Thriller Suspense

Rambo

John Rambo has retreated to northern Thailand, living a solitary and peaceful life in the mountains and jungles. A group of human rights missionaries search him out and ask him to guide them into Burma to deliver medical supplies. When the aid workers are captured by the Burmese army, Rambo decides to venture alone into the war zone to rescue them.
Sylvester Stallone, Trevor Short, John Thompson, Boaz Davidson, George Furla, Sam Elliott, Danny Dimbort, Kevin King
Drama Action Adventure Sequel

U2 3D

Concert film of rock band U2 as they trek from Argentina, Mexico, Chile and Brazil.
Michael Peyser, Catherine Owens, Mark Pellington, Jon Shapiro, Bono, Adam Clayton, Larry Mullen Jr, Dave Evans
Musical Documentary

Persepolis

The poignant story of a young girl in Iran during the Islamic Revolution. It is through the eyes of precocious and outspoken nine year old Marjane that we see a people's hopes dashed as fundamentalists take power – forcing the veil on women and imprisoning thousands. Clever and fearless, she outsmarts the "social guardians" and discovers punk, ABBA and Iron Maiden. Yet when her uncle is senselessly excecuted and as bombs fall around Tehran in the Iran / Iraq war, the daily fear that permeates life in Iran is palpable.
Chiara Mastroianni, Catherine Deneuve, Danielle Darrieux, Simon Abkarian, Gabrielle Lopes, Francois Jerosme
Drama Animation

How She Move

Raya Green is seventeen-years-old, incredibly bright and full of promise. She attends a prestigious private school outside her tough, crime-ridden neighborhood. When a family tragedy leaves her family unable to pay her tuition, Raya is forced to return to the old community she so desperately wants to escape. She soon finds herself drawn into the world of underground dance competitions and smells an opportunity to win some money, get out of the neighborhood, help her family and return to her old school. But as the dance tournament unfolds, Raya realizes that real success only comes to those brave enough to tackle it on their own terms.
Ian Iqbal Rashid, Nina Dobrev, Brent Barclay, Annemarie Morais, Tracey Armstrong, Cle Bennett, Romina D'Ugo, Kevin Duhaney
Drama
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