Movies Released July 18, 2008

Friday, July 18

152 mins

The Dark Knight

Batman (Christian Bale) raises the stakes in his war on crime in Christopher Nolan's "The Dark Knight." With the help of Lieutenant Jim Gordon (Gary Oldman) and District Attorney Harvey Dent (Aaron Eckhart), Batman sets out to dismantle the remaining criminal organizations that plague the city streets. The partnership proves to be effective, but they soon find themselves prey to a reign of chaos unleashed by a rising criminal mastermind known to the terrified citizens of Gotham as The Joker (Heath Ledger).
Christopher Nolan, Charles Roven, David S. Goyer, Morgan Freeman, Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Gary Oldman, Aaron Eckhart
Action Adventure Sequel Crime Superhero Gangster

Mamma Mia!

Raised on a Greek island by a formerly rebellious mom who never disclosed the identity of her father, a bride-to-be locates three men who might be her father and invites them to her wedding. The resulting conflict triggers 22 Abba hits like "Dancing Queen," "Take a Chance on Me" and "The Winner Takes It All."
Tom Hanks, Colin Firth, Gary Goetzman, Stellan Skarsgard, Amanda Seyfried, Rita Wilson, Christine Baranski, Phyllida Lloyd
Comedy Musical

Transsiberian

The crime thriller revolves around an American couple (Woody Harrelson, Emily Mortimer) traveling on the Trans-Siberian Railway from China to Moscow. When they meet another couple (Kate Mara, Eduardo Noriega), the result is a train ride full of deception and murder. Kingsley and Kretschmann will play Russian police officers pursuing the couples.
Woody Harrelson, Emily Mortimer, Kate Mara, Ben Kingsley, Will Conroy, Brad Anderson, Eduardo Noriega, Thomas Kretschmann

Space Chimps

When a $5 billion NASA probe disappears into an intergalactic wormhole, the agency recruits Ham III, grandson of the first chimpanzee in space, to help retrieve the wayward craft. But Ham is a free-spirited circus performer more interested in zero gravity high jinks than living up to his illustrious heritage. The simian slacker becomes a reluctant hero and learns the true meaning of courage as he and his crewmates, the fearless Lt. Luna and their uptight commander, Titan, risk everything in an effort to save the peaceful inhabitants of a distant planet from an evil dictator. A hilarious, out of this world adventure the whole family can enjoy, "Space Chimps" features cutting edge CGI animation and the voice talent of Andy Samberg ("Saturday Night Live"), Cheryl Hines ("Curb Your Enthusiasm"), Patrick Warburton ("Rules of Engagement"), Kristin Chenoweth ("The West Wing") and Stanley Tucci ("Robots").
Andy Samberg, Cheryl Hines, Patrick Warburton, Ralph Kamp, Donovan Cook, Norton Virgien, Curtis Augspurger, Tom Jacomb
Comedy Family Kids Animation

Friday, July 18