November 2007 Movies




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Martian Child

The romantic drama "Martian Child" stars John Cusack as a recently widowed science fiction writer who forms an unlikely family with a close friend (Amanda Peet) and a young boy he adopts that claims to be from Mars. The new couple ignores some sage parenting advice from the widower's sister (Joan Cusack) and gets more than they bargained for when a series of strange occurrences lead them to believe that the child's claim may be true. Based
Sophie Okonedo, David Kirschner, Jonathan Tolins, Matt Moore, Menno Meyjes, Corey Sienega, Ed Albert, Seth Bass
Drama Fantasy Sci-Fi

American Gangster

Based on the life of drug-kingpin-turned-informant, Frank Lucas, who grew up in segregated North Carolina where he watched as his cousin was shot by the Klan for looking at a white girl. He eventually made his way to Harlem where he became a heroin kingpin by traveling to Asia's Golden Triangle to make connections, shipping heroin back to the US in the coffins of soldiers killed in Vietnam. He soon made upwards of one million dollars a day in drug sales. Lucas was shadowed by lawman, Richie Roberts, who finally helped bring the kingpin to justice. The two then worked together to expose the crooked cops and foreign nationals who made importing heroin so easy.
Josh Brolin, Brian Grazer, Ridley Scott, Russell Crowe, Steve Zaillian, Denzel Washington, John Ortiz, Yul Vazquez
Drama Crime Gangster

Bee Movie

"Bee Movie" is the comedic tale of Barry B. Benson, a graduate bee fresh out of college, who is disillusioned with the prospect of having only one career choice—honey. On a chance opportunity to go outside the hive, Barry's life is saved by a woman, Vanessa, a florist in New York City. As their relationship blossoms, Barry's eyes are opened to the world of humans and he soon discovers that people partake in the mass consumption of honey. Armed with this information, Barry realizes his true calling in life and decides to sue the human race for stealing the bees' honey. As a result, the bee and human communities get involved in ways they never had before, each one of them pointing a finger at the other. Barry gets caught up in the middle and finds himself with some very unusual problems to solve.
Robert Duvall, Patrick Warburton, Matthew Broderick, Christina Steinberg, Kathy Bates, Alan Arkin, William H. Macy, Tim Blake Nelson
Comedy Family Kids Animation
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Borderland

In "Borderland", three Texas University seniors, on the eve of their graduation, road-trip to a Mexican Border town for a final weekend of drinking and debauchery. Their vacation becomes a living nightmare as the trio runs afoul of an ancient blood cult looking for human sacrifice. Based on true events, Borderland blends the raw fear of Texas Chainsaw Massacre with the gritty true crime realism of In Cold Blood, evoking a world of paranoia, death and terror.
Lauren Moews, George Furla, Susan Jackson, Brian Presley, Keith Previte, Rafael Gutierrez Rodriguez, Zev Berman, Elisa Salinas
Drama Thriller Suspense

P2

It's Christmas Eve. Angela Bridges (Rachel Nichols) works late before she leaves for her family's holiday party. When she gets down to the parking garage, she discovers that her car won't start. The garage is deserted and her cell phone doesn't get a signal underground. Thomas (Wes Bentley), a friendly security guard, comes along and offers to help. After a failed attempt to start her car, he invites her to stay and share a small Christmas dinner in the parking office, but she laughs it off. Angela doesn't realize this is no laughing matter – Thomas has been watching her closely...for months. His dinner invitation is not optional. If Angela wants to live to see Christmas morning, she must find a way to escape from level P2 of the parking garage.
Wes Bentley, Rachel Nichols, Patrick Wachsberger, Erik Feig, Franck Khalfoun, Alix Taylor, Simon Reynolds, Grace Lynn Kung
Drama Thriller Suspense

I Could Never Be Your Woman

"I Could Never Be Your Woman" is a romantic comedy about a mother (Michelle Pfeiffer) who falls for a younger man (Paul Rudd) and her daughter (Saoirse Ronan) who falls in love for the first time. Tracey Ullman plays the acerbic Mother Nature who meddles in their fates.
Henry Winkler, Paul Rudd, Michelle Pfeiffer, Amy Heckerling, Tracey Ullman, Fred Willard
Comedy Romance

Fred Claus

Fred Claus has lived his entire life in his brother's very large shadow. Fred tried, but could hardly live up to the example set by the younger Nicholas, who was just a perfect, well, saint. True to form, Nicholas grew up to be the model of giving, while Fred became the polar opposite: a fast-talking repo man who's run out of luck and money. Over Mrs. Claus' objections, Nicholas agrees to help his brother on one condition: that he come to the North Pole and earn the money he needs by working in Santa's Toy Shop. The trouble is that Fred isn't exactly elf material and, with Christmas fast approaching, Fred could jeopardize the jolliest holiday of the year.
Ludacris, David Dobkin, Elizabeth Banks, Vince Vaughn, Paul Giamatti, Kevin Spacey, Jessie Nelson, Paul Hitchcock
Comedy Holiday

No Country for Old Men

The thriller begins when Llewelyn Moss finds a pickup truck surrounded by a sentry of dead men. A load of heroin and two million dollars in cash are still in the back trunk. When Moss takes the money, he sets off a chain reaction of catastrophic violence that not even the law--namely aging, disillusioned Sheriff Bell--can contain. Moss tries to evade his pursuers, in particular a mysterious mastermind who flips coins for human lives, as the crime drama broadens.
Tommy Lee Jones, Woody Harrelson, Javier Bardem, Stephen Root, Scott Rudin, Ethan Coen, Joel Coen, Cormac McCarthy
Drama Thriller Suspense

Lions for Lambs

Two determined students at a West Coast University, Arian and Ernest, follow the inspiration of their idealistic professor, Dr. Malley, and attempt to do something important with their lives. But when the two make the bold decision to join the battle in Afghanistan, Malley is both moved and distraught. Now, as Arian and Ernest fight for survival in the field, they become the string that binds together two disparate stories on opposite sides of America. In California, an anguished Dr. Malley attempts to reach a privileged but disaffected student, who is the very opposite of Arian and Ernest. Meanwhile, in Washington D.C. the charismatic Presidential hopeful, Senator Jasper Irving, is about to give a bombshell story to a probing TV journalist that may affect Arian and Ernest''s fates. As arguments, memories and bullets fly, the three stories are woven ever more tightly together, revealing how each of these Americans has a profound impact on each other--and the world.
Tom Cruise, Robert Redford, Meryl Streep, Matthew Michael Carnahan, Derek Luke, Michael Peña, Andrew Hauptman, Paula Wagner
Drama

Southland Tales

The thriller is set in the futuristic landscape of Los Angeles on July 4, 2008, as it stands on the brink of social, economic and environmental disaster. Johnson will star as Boxer Santaros, an action star stricken with amnesia whose life intertwines with Krysta Now (Gellar), an adult film star developing her own reality television project, and David Clark (Scott), a Hermosa Beach police officer who holds the key to a vast conspiracy.
Dwayne Johnson, Will Sasso, Mandy Moore, Kendall Morgan, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Amy Poehler, Bo Hyde, Bai Ling
Comedy Thriller Suspense Musical
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Love in the Time of Cholera

Florentino (Bardem), rejected by the beautiful Fermina (Mezzogiorno) at a young age, devotes much of his adult life to carnal affairs as a desperate attempt to heal his broken heart.
Javier Bardem, John Leguizamo, Scott Steindorff, Scott Lastaiti, Hector Elizondo, Mike Newell, Brantley Dunaway, Ron Harwood
Drama Romance

Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium

Set in a magical toy shop which affords adults the opportunity to retain a child's sense of magic and wonder in their lives, a clerk must decide whether she wants to run the store after its current owner Mr. Magorium passes away.
Nathan Kahane, Natalie Portman, Jason Bateman, Zach Helm, RIchard Gladstein, Jim Garavante, Dustin Hoffman
Comedy

Beowulf

In the age of heroes comes the mightiest warrior of them all, Beowulf. After destroying the overpowering demon Grendel, he incurs the undying wrath of the beast's ruthlessly seductive mother, who will use any means possible to ensure revenge. The ensuing epic battle resonates throughout the ages, immortalizing the name of Beowulf.
Robert Zemeckis, Jack Rapke, Ray Winstone, Anthony Hopkins, Robin Wright, Neil Gaiman, Crispin Glover, Steve Starkey
Thriller Suspense Horror Animation Motion Capture

Margot at the Wedding

Margot Zeller, a savagely bright, razor-tongued short-story writer who creates chaos wherever she goes, sets off on a surprise journey to the wedding of her estranged and free-spirited, unassuming sister Pauline. Margot, with her all-too-rapidly maturing son Claude in tow, arrives with the gale force of a hurricane. From the minute she meets Pauline's fiance--the unemployed artist Malcolm--Margot starts to plant seeds of doubt about the union. As the wedding approaches, one complication crashes into the next: vengeful neighbors, a beloved tree in the backyard and Margot's own marital turmoil. The two sisters find themselves at the precipice of an unexpected transformation ultimately revealing that even when your family is about to implode the one thing you can cling to for solace and comfort is your imploding family.
Nicole Kidman, Noah Baumbach, Scott Rudin, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Jack Black, Zane Pais, Flora Cross, Halley Feiffe
Drama Comedy
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Hitman

The "Hitman" is a genetically-engineered, elite assassin known only as Agent 47. His hallmarks are lethal grace, unwavering precision, and resolute pride in his work. But even 47 couldn't anticipate a "random equation" in his life exactitude: the unexpected stirrings of his conscience and the unfamiliar emotions aroused in him by a mysterious Russian woman.
Vin Diesel, Skip Woods, Ulrich Thomsen, Daniel Alter, Olga Kurylenko, Timothy Olyphant, Robert Knepper, Xavier Gens
Drama Action Adventure Thriller

This Christmas

This year, Christmas with the Whitfield's promises to be one they will never forget. All the siblings have come home for the first time in years and they've brought plenty of baggage with them. As the Christmas tree is trimmed and the lights are hung, secrets are revealed and family bonds are tested. As their lives converge, they join together and help each other discover the true meaning of family.
Regina King, Laz Alonso, Chris Brown, Idris Elba, Preston Whitmore, Paddy Cullen, Loretta Devine, Mekhi Phifer
Drama Comedy Holiday

I'm Not There

"I'm Not There," the highly anticipated biographical film about legendary singer and songwriter Bob Dylan, follows six distinct characters, depicting different stages of Dylan's life, embodying a different aspect of his life story and music. It's the first biographical feature project to secure the approval of the music legend.
Julianne Moore, Christian Bale, Charlotte Gainsbourg, John Goldwyn, Christine Vachon, Cate Blanchett, Heath Ledger, Michelle Williams
Drama Documentary

Enchanted

Beautiful princess Giselle is banished by an evil queen from her magical, musical animated land and finds herself in the gritty reality of the streets of modern-day Manhattan. Shocked by this strange new environment that doesn't operate on a "happily ever after" basis, Giselle is now adrift in a chaotic world badly in need of enchantment. But when Giselle begins to fall in love with a charmingly flawed divorce lawyer who has come to her aid--even though she is already promised to a perfect fairy tale prince back home--she has to wonder: can a storybook view of romance survive in the real world?
Amy Adams, Julie Andrews, Barry Sonnenfeld, Idina Menzel, Timothy Spall, Bill Kelly, Sunil Perkash, Kevin Lima
Fantasy Family Kids Animation Fairy Tale

Stephen King's The Mist

Following a violent thunderstorm, artist David Drayton and a small town community come under vicious attack from creatures prowling in a thick and unnatural mist. Local rumors point to an experiment called the 'The Arrowhead Project' conducted at a nearby top-secret military base, but questions as to the origins of the deadly vapor are secondary to the group's overall chances for survival. Retreating to a local supermarket, Drayton and the survivors must face-off against each other before taking a united stand against an enemy they cannot even see.
Frank Darabont, Richard Saperstein, Thomas Jane, Marcia Gay Harden, Liz Glotzer, Toby Jones, William Sadler, Frances Sternhagen
Thriller Suspense Horror

The Savages

The last thing the two Savage siblings ever wanted to do was look back at their difficult family history. Having wriggled their way out from beneath their father's domineering thumb, they are now firmly cocooned in their own complicated lives. Wendy is a struggling East Village playwright, AKA a temp who spends her days applying for grants, stealing office supplies and dating her very married neighbor. Jon is a neurotic college professor writing books on obscure subjects in Buffalo. Then comes the call that informs them that the father they have long feared and avoided, Lenny Savage, is slowly being consumed by dementia and they are the only ones that can help. Now, as they put their already arrested lives on hold, Wendy and Jon are forced to live together under one roof for the first time since childhood, rediscovering the eccentricities that drove each other crazy. Faced with complete upheaval and battling over how to handle their father's final days, they are confronted with what adulthood, family and, most surprisingly, each other are really about.
Laura Linney, Tamara Jenkins, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Philip Bosco, Peter Friedman, Gbenga Akinnagbe, Cara Seymour
Drama Comedy

Pathology

The thriller follows a group of med students who hatch a scheme to see who can commit the perfect crime -- one that even a fellow pathologist couldn't unravel.
Milo Ventimiglia, Gary Lucchesi, Lauren Lee Smith, Johnny Whitworth, Tom Rosenberg, Mark Neveldine, Brian Taylor, Skip Williamson
Drama Thriller

Mama's Boy

Eccentric Jeffrey Mannus is 29-years-old and still lives at home with his angelic mom, Jan. He sees no reason to alter this arrangement, but his perfect world is upended when Jan meets Mert, a motivational speaker. Mert successfully woos Jan and moves in on Jeffrey''s territory, something Jeffrey will not tolerate. Jeffrey enlists the aid of an unlikely ally, an aspiring singer-songwriter, Nora, with an anti-establishment penchant and a soft spot for him. As the war between Mert and Jeffrey escalates, something unprecedented happens--slowly, to both his own surprise and horror, Jeffrey discovers his inner adult.
Anna Faris, Diane Keaton, Jeff Daniels, Tim Hamilton, Hank Nelken, Jon Heder, Chris Kerner
Comedy

The Diving Bell and the Butterfly

Jean-Dominique Bauby AKA "Jean-Do," the high-flying editor of French Elle and father of two, was renowned for his sense of humor and style, his joie de vivre and amorous energy, when, in an instant, his world was plunged into the depths of catastrophe. Faced with a harrowing predicament, Jean-Do will use enormous courage and determination but, most of all, his soaring imagination to escape from his trap. Tapping into the limitlessness of his memories, fantasies, wit and wishes, he finds a way to race through experiences of wonder and grief, sex and love, fatherhood and childhood, faith and questioning, ecstasy and absurdity--and touches the very essence of what it is to be human. Along the way he is buoyed by a quintet of remarkable women: Céline, the mother of his children who remains devoted to him despite his betrayal; Inés, the girlfriend who still haunts him; Henriette and Marie, who give Jean-Do the power to re-connect with the world and his loved ones; and Claude, who becomes his ravishing literary assistant.
Ronald Harwood, Mathieu Amalric, Pierre Grunstein, Jim Lemley, Jon Kilik, Emmanuelle Seigner, Anne Consigny, Emma de Caunes
Drama

Tony 'n' Tina's Wedding

"Tony 'n' Tina's Wedding" is based on the long-running interactive stage show that follows the nuptials of two working-class Italian New Yorkers and their wacky, diverse families. "Wedding", originally created by Chris Fracchiolla and Nancy Cassaro, began its run in 1988 and has played around the world as a cult classic for 15 years.
Jon Bernthal, Mila Kunis, Adrian Grenier, Krista Allen, Priscilla Lopez, Roger Paradiso, Joseph McIntyre, Daisy Eagan
Comedy

Awake

In "Awake," a psychological thriller that tells the story of a man (Christensen) undergoing heart surgery while experiencing a phenomenon called "anesthetic awareness," which leaves him awake but paralyzed throughout the operation. As various obstacles present themselves, his wife (Alba) must make life-altering decisions while wrestling with her own personal drama.
Joby Harold, Jessica Alba, Hayden Christensen, Sam Robards, Harvey Weinstein, Bob Weinstein, Joana Vicente, Jason Kliot
Drama Thriller Suspense