May 2009 Movies




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X-Men Origins: Wolverine

Hugh Jackman reprises the role that made him a superstar – as the fierce fighting machine who possesses amazing healing powers, retractable claws and a primal fury. Leading up to the events of "X-Men," "X-Men Origins: Wolverine" tells the story of Wolverine’s epically violent and romantic past, his complex relationship with Victor Creed, and the ominous Weapon X program. Along the way, Wolverine encounters many mutants, both familiar and new, including surprise appearances by several legends of the X-Men universe whose appearances in the film series have long been anticipated.
Ryan Reynolds, Avi Arad, Hugh Jackman, Liev Schreiber, Taylor Kitsch, Lauren Shuler Donner, Danny Huston, David Benioff
Action Adventure Sequel Fantasy Superhero Sci-Fi
Nationwide
4 / 5
Trailer Buy / Rent

Battle for Terra

The story tells of a conflict between the inhabitants of a peaceful world and the human warriors who want to colonize it.
Chris Evans, Luke Wilson, Brian Cox, Dennis Quaid, Evan Spiliotopoulos, Justin Long, Evan Rachel Wood, Danny Glover
Comedy Fantasy Sci-Fi Animation 3D Shot-In-3D
Nationwide
3 / 5
Trailer Buy / Rent

Ghosts of Girlfriends Past

Celebrity photographer Connor Mead loves freedom, fun and women...in that order. A committed bachelor who thinks nothing of breaking up with multiple women on a conference call, Connor's mockery of romance proves a real buzz-kill for his kid brother, Paul, and a houseful of well wishers on the eve of Paul's wedding. Just when it looks like Connor may single-handedly ruin the wedding, he is visited by the ghosts of his former jilted girlfriends, who take him on a revealing and hilarious odyssey through his failed relationships--past, present and future. Together they attempt to find out what turned Connor into such an insensitive jerk and whether there is still hope for him to find true love...or if he really is the lost cause everyone thinks he is.
Jennifer Garner, Matthew McConaughey, Emma Stone, Mark Waters, Jeff Nathanson, Michael Douglas, Anne Archer, Daniel Sunjata
Comedy Romance
Nationwide
3 / 5
Trailer Buy / Rent

Jerichow

A remake of The Postman always Rings Twice.
Christian Petzold
Drama

The Limits of Control

The story of a mysterious loner, a stranger (Isaach De Bankolé), whose activities remain meticulously outside the law. He is in the process of completing a job, yet he trusts no one, and his objectives are not initially divulged. The new picture from independent filmmaker Jim Jarmusch is set in the striking and varied landscapes of contemporary Spain (both urban and otherwise).
Gael García Bernal, Hiam Abbass, Bill Murray, Jim Jarmusch, Isaach De Bankolé, Alex Descas, John Hurt, Youki Kudoh
Drama
New York / Los Angeles
4 / 5
Trailer Buy / Rent

The Merry Gentleman

Running away from a troubled marriage, Kate Frazier (Kelly Macdonald, No Country for Old Men) hopes to find anonymity with a new home and a new job in Chicago. What Kate finds instead is Frank Logan (Michael Keaton, Batman), a veteran hit man who intends to kill her when he learns she may be a witness to his latest hit. But when he realizes she is like him, a troubled soul haunted by the past, their relationship deepens, and his plans change. Now, Logan must decide if he should walk away from his old life or use it as a way to secure their future.
Michael Keaton, Bobby Cannavale, Kelly MacDonald, Steven Jones, Ron Lazzeretti, William Dick, Tom Bastounes
Drama
Limited
2 / 5
Info Buy / Rent

The Skeptic

After the mysterious death of his Aunt, Bryan Becket dismisses reports that the Aunt's house is haunted and moves in.
Zoe Saldana, Edward Herrmann, Aimee Schoof, Tom Arnold, Tennyson Bardwell, Isen Robbins, Mary-Beth Taylor, Tim Daly
Thriller Horror
New York
3 / 5
Trailer Buy / Rent

$9.99

Have you ever wondered what is the meaning of life? Why do we exist? The answer to this vexing question is now within your reach. The booklet, printed on the finest paper, contains illuminating exquisite color pictures and could be yours for a mere $9.99. The ad alters the life of Dave Peck--unemployed, 28-years-old and still living at home. His story, along with several others are woven together, examining the meaning of hell and heaven on earth.
Tatia Rosenthal, Amir Harel, Emile Sherman, Etgar Keret
Animation

Revanche

At once a gripping thriller and a tragic drama of nearly Greek proportions, "Revanche" is the stunning, Oscar–nominated, international breakthrough film from Austrian filmmaker Götz Spielmann. In a ragged section of Vienna, hardened ex-con Alex (the mesmerizing Johannes Krisch) works as an assistant in a brothel, where he falls for Ukrainian hooker Tamara (Irina Potapenko). Their desperate plans for escape unexpectedly intersect with the lives of a rural cop (Andreas Lust) and his seemingly content wife (Ursula Strauss). With meticulous, elegant direction, Spielmann creates a tense, existential, and surprising portrait of vengeance and redemption, and a journey into the darkest forest of human nature, in which violence and beauty exist side by side.
Götz Spielmann
Drama Romance

Home

Life for a family in a rural town is is upended when a major highway is constructed nearby.
Ursula Meier, Denis Delcampe, Denis Freyd, Thierry Spicher, Elena Tatti, Isabelle Huppert, Olivier Gourmet
Drama
New York
1 / 5
Info Buy / Rent

A Wink and a Smile

Ten ordinary women learn the art of the striptease when they dive into the glamorous world of burlesque.
Deirdre Allen Timmons
Documentary
New York
2 / 5
Info Buy / Rent
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Star Trek

From director J.J. Abrams and screenwriters Alex Kurtzman & Roberto Orci ("Transformers," "MI: III") comes a new vision of the greatest space adventure of all time, "Star Trek," featuring a young, new crew venturing boldly where no man has gone before. Star Trek explores the early Starfleet careers of future Enterprise officers Kirk (Chris Pine), Spock (Zachary Quinto), Scotty (Simon Pegg), Amanda Grayson (Winona Ryder), Uhura (Zoe Saldana), McCoy (Karl Urban), Sulu (John Cho), and Chekhov (Anton Yelchin). A Romulan, Nero (Eric Bana), and a much older Spock (Leonard Nimoy) are influences, as well as Captain Pike (Bruce Greenwood), the first captain of the USS Enterprise.
Chris Hemsworth, Chris Pine, Zoe Saldana, J.J. Abrams, Zachary Quinto, Eric Bana, Anton Yelchin, Simon Pegg
Drama Action Adventure Fantasy Sci-Fi Prequel
Nationwide
4 / 5
Trailer Buy / Rent

Next Day Air

Donald Faison stars as a hapless delivery man who finds himself at the center of a drug deal gone horribly awry in "Next Day Air", an uproarious action comedy with an all-star cast. Life isn’t going smoothly for Leo Jackson(Faison). He still lives at home, he just broke up with his co-worker girlfriend and he’s had so many complaints about his sloppy work habits that his own mother is threatening to fire him. But Leo isn’t one to let a few bad breaks ruin his day—as long as he’s got plenty of weed to take his mind off his troubles. But when the wacked-out courier accidentally delivers a box containing 10 kilos of high quality cocaine to the wrong apartment, it sets in motion a hilarious and harrowing chain of events that could cost him his life.
Lauren London, Wood Harris, Omari Hardwick, Benny Boom, Scott Aronson, Inny Clemons, Blair Cobbs, Donald Faison
Action Comedy Crime
Nationwide
5 / 5
Trailer Buy / Rent

Powder Blue

The story follows four eclectic characters — a mortician, an ex-con, a suicidal ex-priest and a stripper — brought together on Christmas Eve by a mixture of circumstances.
Eddie Redmayne, Kris Kristofferson, Stephane Gauger, Forest Whitaker, Jessica Biel, Ray Liotta, Timothy Linh Bui, Patrick Swayze
Drama
New York / Los Angeles
3 / 5
Trailer Buy / Rent

Love N' Dancing

Jake and Jessica must try to elude all obstacles, romantic or otherwise, to stay focused on the goal - winning the World Title and winning each other.
Robert Iscove, Amy Smart, Betty White, Tom Malloy, Billy Zane
Drama Romance

Rudo y Cursi

Tato (Gael García Bernal) and Beto (Diego Luna), two brothers living a hard life of manual labor in rural Mexico, have a simple dream of saving enough money to build their mother her dream house. But fate has other plans; a friendly game of soccer leads to first one, then the other being taken on by the nation’s top talent scout, Batuta, and gives rise to the first of many emotional head to heads between brothers. Suddenly, they find themselves living the high life of star athletes—fame, riches, fast cars, and beautiful women. But every dream has a dark side, and when they are forced to compete on rival teams, bitterness brews between them. Mutual trust gives way to resentment and betrayal, while the dangers of their wild new lifestyles threaten debt and the safety of their entire family. In the end, all will ride on the one big game between their two clubs. Tato and Beto must face each other on the pitch but also reunite again as brothers before they lose everything they had once dreamed of.
Gael García Bernal, Carlos Cuarón, Alfonso Cuarón, Diego Luna
Drama Comedy Sports
Limited
2 / 5
Info Buy / Rent

Julia

An alcoholic woman becomes involved in a nefarious ransom kidnapping scheme with a stranger from an AA meeting.
Erick Zonca, Tilda Swinton, Saul Rubinek, Kate Del Castillo
Drama
New York / Los Angeles
3 / 5
Info Buy / Rent

Outrage

An indictment of closeted politicians who lobby for anti-gay legislation in the U.S.
Kirby Dick
Documentary

Adoration

A high school student misrepresents himself as a figure from recent history, and draws a group of schoolmates and survivors into a community mourning a tragedy that never happened.
Jennifer Weiss, Simone Urdl, Atom Egoyan, Scott Speedman, Katie Boland, Arsinee Khanjian, Raoul Bhaneja, Robert Lantos
Drama Teen
New York / Los Angeles
4 / 5
Trailer Buy / Rent

Little Ashes

The young life and loves of artist Salvador Dalí.
Philippa Goslett, Robert Pattinson, Javier Beltran, Paul Morrison, Carlo Dusi, Jonny Persey, Jaume Vilalta
Drama

Angels & Demons

The team behind the global phenomenon "The Da Vinci Code" returns for the highly anticipated "Angels & Demons," based upon the bestselling novel by Dan Brown. Tom Hanks reprises his role as Harvard religious expert Robert Langdon, who once again finds that forces with ancient roots are willing to stop at nothing, even murder, to advance their goals. Ron Howard again directs the film, which is produced by Brian Grazer, Ron Howard, and John Calley.

When Langdon discovers evidence of the resurgence of an ancient secret brotherhood known as the Illuminati - the most powerful underground organization in history - he also faces a deadly threat to the existence of the secret organization's most despised enemy: the Catholic Church. When Langdon learns that the clock is ticking on an unstoppable Illuminati time bomb, he jets to Rome, where he joins forces with Vittoria Vetra, a beautiful and enigmatic Italian scientist. Embarking on a nonstop, action-packed hunt through sealed crypts, dangerous catacombs, deserted cathedrals, and even to the heart of the most secretive vault on earth, Langdon and Vetra will follow a 400-year-old trail of ancient symbols that mark the Vatican's only hope for survival.
Tom Hanks, Ron Howard, Akiva Goldsman, Brian Grazer, Dan Brown, Ewan McGregor, John Calley, Ayelet Zurer
Drama Thriller Suspense Prequel
Nationwide
4 / 5
Trailer Buy / Rent

Management

"Management" is a romantic comedy that chronicles a chance meeting between Mike Cranshaw (Steve Zahn) and Sue Claussen (Jennifer Aniston). When Sue checks into the roadside motel owned by Mike's parents in Arizona, what starts with a bottle of wine "compliments of management" soon evolves into a multi-layered, cross-country journey of two people looking for a sense of purpose. Mike, an aimless dreamer, bets it all on a trip to Sue's workplace in Maryland - only to find that she has no place for him in her carefully ordered life. Buttoned down and obsessed with making a difference in the world, Sue goes back to her yogurt mogul ex-boyfriend Jango (Woody Harrelson), who promises her a chance to head his charity operations. But having found something worth fighting for, Mike pits his hopes against Sue's practicality, and the two embark on a twisted, bumpy, freeing journey to discover that their place in the world just might be together.
Woody Harrelson, Steve Zahn, William Horberg, Stephen Belber, Wyck Godfrey, Marty Bowen, Jennifer Aniston, Fred Ward
Drama Comedy Romance

O' Horten

The Norwegian film "O’Horten" centers on a train driver who is stumped as to what to do when he hits retirement.
Bent Hamer, Baard Owe, Henny Moan
Comedy
Limited
1 / 5
Info Buy / Rent

Summer Hours

Three kids must sell all their childhood valuables to ensure their dead mother’s wishes are granted.
Juliette Binoche, Olivier Assayas, Charles Gillibert, Marin Karmitz, Nathanaël Karmitz
Drama
New York / Los Angeles
Trailer Buy / Rent

The Brothers Bloom

The Brothers Bloom are the best con men in the world, swindling millionaires with complex scenarios of lust, intrigue and the most complex literary-inspired setups imaginable. Now they've decided to take on one last job -- showing a beautiful and eccentric heiress named Penelope the time of her life with a romantic adventure that takes them around the world -- from New Jersey to Greece to Russia and Prague -- in pursuit of priceless artifacts wanted by some of their most unsavory competitors.
Rachel Weisz, Nora Zehetner, Adrien Brody, Rian Johnson, Ram Bergan, Wendy Japhet, Rinko Kikuchi, Mark Ruffalo
Adventure Thriller Crime Gangster
New York / Los Angeles
3 / 5
Info Buy / Rent
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Terminator Salvation

In the highly anticipated new installment of "The Terminator" film franchise, set in post-apocalyptic 2018, Christian Bale stars as John Connor, the man fated to lead the human resistance against Skynet and its army of Terminators. But the future Connor was raised to believe in is altered in part by the appearance of Marcus Wright (Sam Worthington), a stranger whose last memory is of being on death row. Connor must decide whether Marcus has been sent from the future, or rescued from the past. As Skynet prepares its final onslaught, Connor and Marcus both embark on an odyssey that takes them into the heart of Skynet's operations, where they uncover the terrible secret behind the possible annihilation of mankind.
Sam Worthington, Anton Yelchin, Bryce Dallas Howard, Christian Bale, Peter D. Graves, Moritz Borman, Victor Kubicek, Common
Action Adventure Sequel Fantasy Sci-Fi
Scope TBA
4 / 5
Trailer Buy / Rent
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Dance Flick

A rich, white girl from the suburbs finds herself on a series of misadventures when she moves to the mean streets of the inner-city.
Affion Crockett, Keenen Ivory Wayans, Damien Wayans, Shawn Wayans, Marlon Wayans, Rck Alvarez, Richard Vane, Damon Wayans
Comedy Spoof
Nationwide
4 / 5
Trailer Buy / Rent

The Girlfriend Experience

A revealing look at the world of prostitution from an elite call girl's point of view.
Steven Soderbergh, Sasha Grey, Greg Jacobs, Brian Koppelman, David Levien, Chris Santos
Drama Comedy

The Boys

A documentary about Academy Award and Grammy-winning songwriters Robert B. Sherman & Richard M. Sherman.
Ben Stiller, Gregory V. Sherman, Jeff Sherman, David Permut
Documentary
Limited
5 / 5
Info Buy / Rent

Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian

It's a new "Night" and "Museum" for Ben Stiller, who is joined by several other stars from the original film, as well as new characters from history. The centerpiece of the film will be bringing to life the Smithsonian Institution, which houses the world’s largest museum complex with more than 136 million items in its collections, ranging from the plane Amelia Earhart flew on her nonstop solo flight across the Atlantic and Al Capone’s rap sheet and mug shot to Dorothy’s ruby red slippers and Archie Bunker’s lounge chair. No major film has ever shot inside the Smithsonian in Washington…until "Night at the Museum 2: Battle of the Smithsonian".
Shawn Levy, Ricky Gervais, Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson, Eugene Levy, Robert Ben Garant, Robin Williams, Dick Van Dyke
Comedy Sequel Fantasy
Scope TBA
4 / 5
Trailer Buy / Rent

Easy Virtue

Based on the Noel Coward play, the film tells the story of an American divorcee (Jessica Biel) who heads to the South of France. Once there she jumps into a whirlwind romance and wedding with an English guy (Ben Barnes). Then the newly weds travel to the UK to face the music with his disapproving parents (Colin Firth and Kristin Scott Thomas).
Jessica Biel, Colin Firth, Kristin Scott Thomas, Stephen Elliott, Ben Barnes, Cynthia Nixon
Comedy Romance

Pressure Cooker

High school students compete for scholarships to culinary college.
Mark Becker, Jennifer Grausman
Documentary

Drag Me to Hell

Christine Brown (Alison Lohman) is an ambitious L.A. loan officer with a charming boyfriend, professor Clay Dalton (Justin Long). Life is good until the mysterious Mrs. Ganush (Lorna Raver) arrives at the bank to beg for an extension on her home loan. Should Christine follow her instincts and give the old woman a break? Or should she deny the extension to impress her boss, Mr. Jacks (David Paymer), and get a leg-up on a promotion? Christine fatefully chooses the latter, shaming Mrs. Ganush and dispossessing her of her home.

In retaliation, the old woman places the powerful curse of the Lamia on Christine, transforming her life into a living hell. Haunted by an evil spirit and misunderstood by a skeptical boyfriend, she seeks the aid of seer Rham Jas (Dileep Rao) to save her soul from eternal damnation. To help the shattered Christine return her life to normal, the psychic sets her on a frantic course to reverse the spell. As evil forces close in, Christine must face the unthinkable: how far will she go to break free of the curse?
David Paymer, Justin Long, Reggie Lee, Josh Donen, Sam Raimi, Grant Curtis, Rob Tapert, Ivan Raimi
Drama Suspense Horror
Nationwide
4 / 5
Trailer Buy / Rent

Up

From the Academy Award®-nominated team of director Pete Docter ("Monsters, Inc.") and co-director Bob Peterson comes "Up," a comedic adventure taking off (and lifting spirits) in summer 2009. Carl Fredricksen spent his entire life dreaming of exploring the globe and experiencing life to its fullest. But at age 78, life seems to have passed him by, until a twist of fate (and a persistent 8-year old Wilderness Explorer named Russell) gives him a new lease on life. "Up" takes audiences on a thrilling journey where the unlikely pair encounter wild terrain, unexpected villains and jungle creatures. When seeking adventure next summer -- look "Up."
Ed Asner, Jonas Rivera, Pete Docter, Bob Peterson, Christopher Plummer, John Ratzenberger, Jordan Nagai
Adventure Comedy Kids Animation
Scope TBA
4 / 5
Trailer Buy / Rent

Departures

A cellist in an orchestra that has just been dissolved, leaving him without a job. He decides to move back to his old hometown with his wife to look for work, finding a job in a funeral home.
Yojiro Takita, Kundo Koyama
Drama
Limited
1 / 5
Info Buy / Rent

The Brothers Bloom

The Brothers Bloom are the best con men in the world, swindling millionaires with complex scenarios of lust, intrigue and the most complex literary-inspired setups imaginable. Now they've decided to take on one last job -- showing a beautiful and eccentric heiress named Penelope the time of her life with a romantic adventure that takes them around the world -- from New Jersey to Greece to Russia and Prague -- in pursuit of priceless artifacts wanted by some of their most unsavory competitors.
Rachel Weisz, Nora Zehetner, Adrien Brody, Rian Johnson, Ram Bergan, Wendy Japhet, Rinko Kikuchi, Mark Ruffalo
Adventure Thriller Crime Gangster
Scope TBA
3 / 5
Info Buy / Rent