March 2009 Movies




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One juror on a murder trial manages to convince his fellow colleagues that the case is not as clear cut as it might have seemed in the courtroom.
Nikita Mikhalkov, Vladimir Moiseyenko, Aleksandr Novototsky
Drama Thriller Crime
Limited
3 / 5
Info Buy / Rent
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Watchmen

A complex, multi-layered mystery adventure, Watchmen is set in an alternate 1985 America in which costumed superheroes are part of the fabric of everyday society, and the "Doomsday Clock" - which charts the USA's tension with the Soviet Union - is permanently set at five minutes to midnight. When one of his former colleagues is murdered, the washed-up but no less determined masked vigilante Rorschach sets out to uncover a plot to kill and discredit all past and present superheroes. As he reconnects with his former crime-fighting legion—a ragtag group of retired superheroes, only one of whom has true powers—Rorschach glimpses a wide-ranging and disturbing conspiracy with links to their shared past and catastrophic consequences for the future. Their mission is to watch over humanity…but who is watching the Watchmen?
Patrick Wilson, Matthew Goode, Sarah Schechter, Malin Akerman, Zack Snyder, Alex Tse, Thomas Tull, Larry Gordon
Drama Fantasy Superhero Adaptation Sci-Fi
Scope TBA
4 / 5
Trailer Buy / Rent

Tokyo!

A cinematic anthology of three Tokyo-based stories.
Joon-Ho Bong, Leos Carax, Michel Gondry, Anne Pernod-Sawada, Masa Sawada, Michiko Yoshitake
Drama
Limited
5 / 5
Info Buy / Rent

Phoebe in Wonderland

The movie will have Fanning portraying a rebellious young girl who battles with the authority figures in her life. She searches out assistance from an unusual drama teacher (Clarkson).
Bill Pullman, Elle Fanning, Ben Barnz, Felicity Huffman, Patricia Clarkson
Comedy

Shuttle

A late night airport shuttle ride home descends into darkness.
Mark Williams, Edward Anderson, Mark Donadio, Allan Jones, Todd Lemley, Michael A. Pierce, Peyton List
Thriller
Limited
4 / 5
Info Buy / Rent

The Horsemen

Aidan Breslin (Quaid) is a bitter detective emotionally distanced from his two young sons following the untimely death of his devoted wife. While investigating a series of murders of rare violence, he discovers a terrifying link between himself and the suspects in a chain of murders that seem to be based on the Biblical prophecies concerning the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse: War, Famine, Pestilence, and Death.
Dennis Quaid, Eric Balfour, Michael Bay, Jonas Åkerlund, Dave Callaham, Ziyi Zhang, Peter Stormare, Andrew Form
Thriller Horror Mystery

Miss March

A young man who awakens from a four-year coma to hear that his once virginal high-school sweetheart has since become a centerfold in one of the world's most famous men's magazines. He and his sex-crazed best friend decide to take a cross- country road trip in order to crash a party at the magazine's legendary mansion headquarters and win back the girl.
Trevor Moore, Zach Cregger, Molly Stanton, Holly Hindman, Raquel Alessi
Comedy
Nationwide
3 / 5
Trailer Buy / Rent

Severed Ways

Two Norsemen are stranded and left for dead when their expedition is attacked in the New World.
Tony Stone
Drama Adventure

Race to Witch Mountain

"Race to Witch Mountain" is a thrilling action-adventure about a hard luck Las Vegas cab driver Jack Bruno, whose life is thrown into chaos when apparent "runaway" teenagers Sara and Seth jump into his taxi. He soon realizes his two fares are children with exceptional paranormal powers whom he must protect as they elude a collection of ruthless enemies.
Dwayne Johnson, Ciaran Hinds, Andrew Gunn, Andy Fickman, Lloyd Taylor, Carla Gugino, Tom Everett Scott, Christopher Marquette
Adventure Fantasy Thriller Remake
Scope TBA
4 / 5
Trailer Buy / Rent

The Last House on the Left

Masters of horror Wes Craven and Sean Cunningham revisit their landmark film that launched Craven's directing career and influenced decades of horror films to follow: "The Last House on the Left". Bringing one of the most notorious thrillers of all time to a new generation, they produce the story that explores how far two ordinary people will go to exact revenge on the sociopaths who harmed their child.

The night she arrives at the remote Collingwood lakehouse, Mari (Sara Paxton) and her friend are kidnapped by a prison escapee and his crew. Terrified and left for dead, Mari's only hope is to make it back to parents John and Emma (Tony Goldwyn and Monica Potter). Unfortunately, her attackers unknowingly seek shelter at the one place she could be safe. And when her family learns the horrifying story, they will make three strangers curse the day they came to "The Last House on the Left".
Wes Craven, Marianne Maddalena, Adam Alleca, Dennis Iliadis, Sean S. Cunningham, Cody Zwieg, Jonathan Craven, Monica Potter
Suspense Horror Remake

The Edge of Love

Two feisty, free-spirited women are connected by a brilliant, charismatic poet who loves them both.

The passion and pathos of legendary poet Dylan Thomas (Matthew Rhys) is told through the lives of two extraordinary women. Vera Phillips (Keira Knightley) and Dylan were each other's first loves who feel the thunderbolt once more when they unexpectedly meet in London ten years later. Caitlin (Sienna Miller) is his adventurous wife, wily at using her beauty and always up for a bit of fun.

Despite their love-rival status, the women form a surprising friendship - and though bombs rain down on London, the trio indulge in the glory of being young, and alive. When Vera meets and marries handsome Officer William Killick (Cillian Murphy), Dylan resents his trio becoming a foursome - and Caitlin notes it.

The collapse of their group is avoided when William gets sent away to war - and the others move back to rural Wales. With Vera now heavily pregnant and missing a husband who never writes back, the battle between her heart and head becomes more intense. William’s return instigates a confrontation that has long been brewing - but the savagery of his attack on Dylan finally forces Vera to choose between the men in her life and the friend that she loves.

Desire and guilt are complicated by love and friendship in this real-life tale set in beautiful London and the majestic Welsh countryside.
Keira Knightley, Cillian Murphy, Sienna Miller, Matthew Rhys, John Maybury, Sharman Macdonald
Drama War Romance
New York / Los Angeles
1 / 5
Info Buy / Rent

The Perfect Sleep

A tortured man returns to the city he swore he would never return to, in order to save the woman he has always loved yet can never have.
Jeremy Alter, Roselyn Sanchez, Anton Pardoe
Drama Thriller
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Valentino: The Last Emperor

A documentary about the life of legendary fashion designer Valentino.
Matt Tyrnauer, Matt Kapp
Documentary

Laid to Rest

A terrifying story of a young girl who wakes up in a casket with a traumatic head injury and no memory of her identity.
Robert Hall
Horror
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Knowing

In 1958, as part of the dedication ceremony for a new elementary school, a group of students is asked to draw pictures to be stored in a time capsule. But one of the students, a mysterious girl who seems to hear whispered voices, fills her sheet of paper with rows of apparently random numbers instead.

Fast forward 50 years to the present: A new generation of students examines the contents of the time capsule and the girl's cryptic message ends up in the hands of young Caleb Myles. But it is Caleb's father, professor Ted Myles (Nicolas Cage), who makes the startling discovery that the encoded message predicts with pinpoint accuracy the dates, death tolls and coordinates of every major disaster of the past 50 years. As Ted further unravels the document's secrets, he realizes it foretells three additional events-the last of which hints at destruction on a global scale and seems to somehow involve Ted and his son.

When Ted's attempts to alert the authorities fall on deaf ears, he takes it upon himself to try to prevent more destruction from taking place.

This gripping supernatural thriller charts one man's faltering steps towards belief in the ultimate order of the universe even as he finds himself surrounded by mounting chaos. With the reluctant help of Diana Whelan (Rose Byrne) and Abby, the daughter and granddaughter of the now-deceased author of the cryptic prophecies, Ted's increasingly desperate efforts take him on a heart-pounding race against time until he finds himself facing the ultimate disaster-and the ultimate sacrifice.
Nicolas Cage, Rose Byrne, Alex Proyas, Todd Black, Jason Blumenthal, Steve Tisch, Stiles White, Juliet Snowden
Drama Fantasy Sci-Fi Supernatural
Nationwide
4 / 5
Trailer Buy / Rent

Sunshine Cleaning

Once the high school cheerleading captain who dated the quarterback, Rose Lorkowski (Amy Adams) now finds herself a thirty something single mother working as a maid. Her sister Norah, (Emily Blunt), is still living at home with their dad Joe (Alan Arkin), a salesman with a lifelong history of ill-fated get rich quick schemes.

Desperate to get her son into a better school, Rose persuades Norah to go into the crime scene clean-up business with her to make some quick cash. In no time, the girls are up to their elbows in murders, suicides and other…specialized situations. As they climb the ranks in a very dirty job, the sisters find a true respect for one another and the closeness they have always craved finally blossoms. By building their own improbable business, Rose and Norah open the door to the joys and challenges of being there for one another—no matter what—while creating a brighter future for the entire Lorkowski family.
Emily Blunt, Amy Adams, Christine Jeffs, Eric Christian Olsen, Kevin Chapman, Karen Moncrieff, Peter Saraf, Glenn Williamson
Comedy
Nationwide
4 / 5
Trailer Buy / Rent

I Love You, Man

In “I Love You, Man,” a comedy from John Hamburg (“Along Came Polly,” co-writer of “Meet the Parents,” “Meet the Fockers,” “Zoolander”), Peter Klaven (Paul Rudd, “Knocked Up” “The 40 Year Old Virgin”) is a successful real estate agent who, upon getting engaged to the woman of his dreams, Zooey (“The Office’s” Rashida Jones), discovers, to his dismay and chagrin, that he has no male friend close enough to serve as his Best Man. Peter immediately sets out to rectify the situation, embarking on a series of bizarre and awkward “man-dates,” before meeting Sydney Fife (Jason Segel, “Forgetting Sarah Marshall”), a charming, opinionated man with whom he instantly bonds. But the closer the two men get, the more Peter’s relationship with Zooey suffers, ultimately forcing him to choose between his fiancée and his newfound “bro,” in a story that comically explores what it truly means to be a “friend.”
Paul Rudd, Jane Curtin, Andy Samberg, J.K. Simmons, Tom Pollock, John Hamburg, Donald De Line, Jason Segel
Comedy
Nationwide
4 / 5
Trailer Buy / Rent

Duplicity

Oscar® winner Julia Roberts and Clive Owen reunite for "Duplicity," from writer/director Tony Gilroy (seven-time Oscar®-nominated "Michael Clayton"). In the film, they star as spies-turned-corporate operatives in the midst of a clandestine love affair. When they find themselves embroiled in a high-stakes espionage game, they discover the toughest part of the job is deciding how much to trust the one you love.

CIA officer Claire Stenwick (Roberts) and MI6 agent Ray Koval (Owen) have left the world of government intelligence to cash in on the highly profitable cold war raging between two rival multinational corporations. Their mission? Secure the formula for a product that will bring a fortune to the company that patents it first.

For their employers—industry titan Howard Tully (Tom Wilkinson) and buccaneer CEO Dick Garsik (Paul Giamatti)— nothing is out of bounds. But as the stakes rise, the mystery deepens and the tactics get dirtier, the trickiest secret for Claire and Ray is their growing attraction. And as they each try to stay one double-cross ahead, two career loners find their schemes endangered by the only thing they can't cheat their way out of: love.
Billy Bob Thornton, Laura Bickford, Clive Owen, Paul Giamatti, Tony Gilroy, Jennifer Fox, Julia Roberts, Tom Wilkinson
Drama
Nationwide
4 / 5
Trailer Buy / Rent

Sin Nombre

"Sin Nombre" is an epic dramatic thriller written and directed by Student Academy Award winner Cary Joji Fukunaga in his feature debut. The filmmaker’s firsthand experiences with Central American immigrants seeking the promise of the U.S. form the basis of the Spanish-language movie.

"Sin Nombre" tells the story of Sayra (Paulina Gaitan), a teenager living in Honduras, and hungering for a brighter future. A reunion with her long-estranged father gives Sayra her only real option – emigrating with her father and her uncle into Mexico and then the United States, where her father now has a new family.

Meanwhile, Casper, a.k.a. Willy (Edgar Flores), is a teenager living in Tapachula, Mexico, and facing an uncertain future. A member of the Mara Salvatrucha gang brotherhood, he has just brought to the Mara a new recruit, 12-year-old Smiley (Kristyan Ferrer), who undergoes a rough initiation.

While Smiley quickly takes to gang life, Casper tries to protect his relationship with girlfriend Martha Marlene (Diana García), keeping their love a secret from the Mara. But when Martha encounters Tapachula’s Mara leader Lil’ Mago (Tenoch Huerta Mejía), she is brutally taken from Casper forever.

Sayra and her relatives manage to cross over into Mexico. There, they join other immigrants waiting at the Tapachula train yards. When a States-bound freight train arrives one night, they successfully rush to board – riding atop it, rather than in the cars – as does Lil’ Mago, who has commandeered Casper and Smiley along to rob immigrants.

When day breaks, Lil’ Mago makes his move and Casper in turn makes a fateful decision. Casper must now navigate the psychological gauntlet of his violent existence and the physical one of the unforgiving Mara, but Sayra bravely allies herself with him as the train journeys through the Mexican countryside towards the hope of new lives.
Cary Joji Fukunaga, Edgar Flores, Tenoch Huerta Mejía, Paulina Gaitan, Karl Braun, Diana García
Drama Thriller

Sex Positive

The true story of former S&M hustler turned AIDS activism pioneer.
Daryl Wein, David Oliver Cohen
Documentary
Limited
4 / 5
Info Buy / Rent

Mancora

Following his father's suicide, Santiago decides to escape the crude Lima winter to take refuge in Mancora, a beach to the north of Peru where it is always summer.
Ricardo de Montreuil
Drama

Super Capers

A good guy with no powers joins a superhero team with no clue against a bad guy with no shame.
Christine Lakin, Ray Griggs, Reuben Lim
Comedy
Limited
3 / 5
Info Buy / Rent

The Great Buck Howard

Once upon a time, Buck Howard spent his days in the limelight. His mind-boggling feats as a mentalist extraordinaire - not to be confused with those of a mere magician - earned him a marquee act in Vegas and 61 appearances on Johnny Carson's Tonight Show. In his own humble opinion, his talents go far beyond simple sleight of hand - he can read minds and hypnotize not just a single soul but an entire room of people! But nowadays, it's clear to everyone but Buck that his act has lost its luster; he performs in faded community centers and hasn't sold out a theater in years. Yet, with a hearty handshake and a trademark "I love this town!" Buck Howard perseveres, confident in his own celebrity, convinced his comeback is imminent. He just needs a new road manager and personal assistant. As it turns out, recent law school drop-out and unemployed, would-be writer Troy Gable needs a job and a purpose. Working for the pompous, has-been mentalist fills the former requirement, but how it satisfies the latter is questionable, especially to his father, who still assumes Troy is in law school. Nonetheless, with the aid of a fiery publicist and a bold stroke of fate, Buck surprisingly lands back into the American consciousness, taking Troy along for the ride of his life. As the coveted spotlight again shines on the great Buck Howard, Buck becomes the unlikeliest of teachers as Troy learns a few tricks he couldn't possibly have picked up in law school.
Emily Blunt, Tom Hanks, Kevin Kline, John Malkovich, Sean McGinly, Gary Goetzman, Sidney Kimmel, Colin Hanks
Drama Comedy

Hunger

Maze Prison in Northern Ireland, 1981. The infamous H-Blocks is where Irish republican prisoners are on the Blanket and No-Wash protest. It is a living hell for both prisoner and prison officer as the H-Block leader, Bobby Sands, pursues various tactics to help his fellow republicans re-establish their political status. In order to create real change, Bobby leads a Hunger Strike to protest for special category status for republican prisoners.
Michael Fassbender, Steve McQueen, Enda Walsh, Stuart Graham
Drama
New York
4 / 5
Info Buy / Rent

Monsters vs. Aliens

When California girl Susan Murphy is unwittingly clobbered by a meteor full of outer space gunk on her wedding day, she mysteriously grows to 49-feet-11-inches tall. Alerted to the threat of this new monster, the military jumps into action and Susan is captured and secreted away to a covert government compound. There, she is renamed Ginormica and placed in confinement with a ragtag group of other monsters: the brilliant but insect-headed Dr. Cockroach, Ph.D.; the macho half-ape, half-fish The Missing Link; the gelatinous and indestructible B.O.B.; and the 350-foot grub called Insectosaurus. Their confinement is cut short, however, when a mysterious alien robot lands on Earth and begins storming the country. In a moment of desperation, The President is persuaded by General W.R. Monger to enlist the motley crew of Monsters to combat the Alien Robot and save the world from imminent destruction.
Paul Rudd, Reese Witherspoon, Latifa Ouaou, Seth Rogen, Rainn Wilson, Will Arnett, Stephen Colbert, Conrad Vernon
Fantasy Sci-Fi Family Kids Animation
Nationwide
4 / 5
Trailer Buy / Rent

The Haunting in Connecticut

A family is forced to relocate near a The astounding, well-documented story of a family forced to relocate near a clinic where their son was being treated for cancer. Strained financially and emotionally, the family discovers their recently renovated home was a former mortuary with a dark history. After experiencing violent supernatural events both inside and out of the house, the family seeks the help of ghost hunters and the Catholic Church, which performs an exorcism.
Martin Donovan, Peter Cornwell, Virginia Madsen, Wendy Rhoads, Paul Brooks, Andrew Trapani, Tim Metcalfe, Elias Koteas
Suspense Horror Supernatural
Nationwide
3 / 5
Trailer Buy / Rent

12 Rounds

WWE champion John Cena is New Orleans Police Detective Danny Baxter. When Baxter stops a brilliant thief from getting away with a multi-million-dollar heist, the thief’s girlfriend is accidentally killed. After escaping from prison, the criminal mastermind enacts his revenge, taunting the cop with a series of near-impossible puzzles and tasks …12 rounds…that Baxter must somehow complete to save the life of his fiancée.
John Cena, Taylor Cole, Daniel Kunka, Ashley Scott, Brian J. White, Becki Trujillo, Renny Harlin, Mark Gordon
Action Adventure Crime Gangster
Nationwide
4 / 5
Trailer Buy / Rent

Guest of Cindy Sherman

Art-scene commentator Paul Hasegawa-Overacker's relationship with enigmatic photographer Cindy Sherman.
Paul Hasegawa-Overacker, Tom Donahue
Documentary
Limited
5 / 5
Info Buy / Rent

The Accidental Husband

A local radio talk show host with a show about relationships gives advice to one of her listeners to dump her boyfriend. He decides to seek revenge and wrecks havoc on the host's personal life.
Colin Firth, Jennifer Todd, Sam Shepard, Suzanne Todd, Jason Blum, Griffin Dunne, Bob Yari, Mimi Hare
Comedy Romance
Scope TBA
3 / 5
Info Buy / Rent

Spinning Into Butter

In the story, when clearly racist, but anonymous, letters start appearing on the door of one of the college's few African American students, Sarah, the liberal dean of students, is forced to question and explore modern feelings about, and approaches to, racism and political correctness.
Sarah Jessica Parker, Lou Pitt, Beau Bridges, Mark Brokaw, Norman Twain, Rebecca Gilman, Mykelti Williamson, Wayne Thompson
Drama

The Education of Charlie Banks

A Vassar College student gets an unannounced visit from the scariest kid from his old New York neighborhood.
Jesse Eisenberg, Jason Ritter, Chris Marquette, Fred Durst, Michael Corrente, Marisa Polvino, Peter Elkoff
Drama
New York / Los Angeles
2 / 5
Info Buy / Rent