Movies Released January 23, 2009

Friday, January 23

92 mins

Underworld: Rise of the Lycans

"Underworld: Rise of the Lycans" delves into the origins of the centuries-old blood feud between the aristocratic vampires, known as Death Dealers, and the barbaric Lycans (werewolves). A young Lycan, Lucian (Michael Sheen), emerges as a powerful leader who rallies the werewolves to rise up against Viktor (Bill Nighy), the cruel vampire king who has persecuted them for hundreds of years. Lucian is joined by his secret lover, the beautiful vampire Sonja (Rhona Mitra), in his battle to free the Lycans from their brutal enslavement.
Tom Rosenberg, Len Wiseman, Gary Lucchesi, Michael Sheen, Bill Nighy, Patrick Tatopoulos, Skip Williamson, Danny McBride
Action Adventure Fantasy Thriller Horror Sci-Fi Prequel
106 mins


"Inkheart" is a thrilling adventure that stars Brendan Fraser as Mo Folchart, a father who possesses a secret ability to bring characters from books to life when he reads them aloud. But when Mo accidentally brings a power-hungry villain from a rare children's fable to life, the villain kidnaps Mo's daughter and demands Mo bring other evil fictional characters to life. In an attempt to rescue his daughter, Mo assembles a disparate group of friends - both real and magic - and embarks on a journey to save her and set things right.
Ileen Maisel, Andy Serkis, Iain Softley, Diana Pokorny, Paul Bettany, Rafi Gavron, Toby Emmerich, Cornelia Funke
Drama Fantasy Sci-Fi Family Kids
115 mins


"Outlander" begins when a space craft crashes into the majestic fjords of ancient Norway and into the time of the Vikings. From the wreckage emerge two bitter enemies: a soldier from another world – Kainan – and a bloodthirsty creature known as the Moorwen. Man and monster both seeking revenge for violence committed against them. As the Moorwen ravages the Viking world, killing everything in its path, Kainan forms an unlikely alliance with the primitive but fierce warriors. Combining his advanced technology with ancient Iron Age weapons, the hero leads a desperate attempt to kill the monster - before it destroys them all.
Jim Caviezel, Sophia Myles, Ron Perlman, John Hurt, John Schimmel, Don Carmody, Howard McCain, Christopher Eberts
Action Adventure Fantasy Sci-Fi
99 mins

Donkey Punch

After meeting at a nightclub in a Mediterranean resort, seven young adults decide to continue partying aboard a luxury yacht in the middle of the ocean. But when one of them dies in a freak accident, the others argue about what to do, which leads to a ruthless fight for survival.
Mark Herbert, Oliver Blackburn, Robin Gutch, Angus Lamont, David Bloom, Nichola Burley
84 mins


In the thriller, based on the Elmore Leonard novel, a woman and her blue-collar husband become the targets of two killers after they stumble on an extortion plot hatched by the bad guys. Carmen (Lane) saw the scam and now she and Wayne (Jane), her ironworker husband, have to pay.

Blackbird (Rourke) kills smart and deadly. Richie kills stupid and crazy. Both are out to erase any living evidence--and when these lethal partners take up the chase, a safe place from killing is awfully hard to find.
Rosario Dawson, Christopher McQuarrie, Quentin Tarantino, Thomas Jane, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Mickey Rourke, John Madden, Lawrence Bender
Action Adventure Thriller Suspense Crime
86 mins


A woman's life turns surreal after an automobile accident leaves both her husband Ryan and her brother-in-law Roman in a coma. Things take an even darker turn when Roman wakes believing that he is Ryan. As Jess tries to deal with these increasingly disturbing events, she also struggles with the possibility that either the spirit of her husband has returned to her or that something very sinister is at work.
Sarah Michelle Gellar, Nigel Sinclair, Lee Pace, Joel Bergvall, Alex Brunner, Sonny Mallhi, Won-mi Byun, Michael Petroni
Thriller Suspense Remake Supernatural

Friday, January 23