October 2007 Movies

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Feel the Noise PG-13

"Feel the Noise" is the story of Rob, a talented 21-year-old from the South Bronx whose dreams of hip-hop stardom are dashed when a run-in with local thugs makes him flee the city to hide in Puerto Rico with the father he never knew. There he finds love with a street-savvy local girl, CC, and discovers a new genre of music, a mix of hip-hop and reggae. The locals call it Reggaeton. Rob partners with his half brother, a DJ, and together they make groundbreaking strides and are poised to become Reggaeton stars. But, when a corrupt music producer "discovers" Rob and offers him a record deal that brings him and CC back to New York, a new conflict threatens his romance and his budding career.
Jennifer Lopez, Melonie Diaz, Giancarlo Esposito, Simon Fields, Albert Leon, Rosa Arredondo, Luis Cruz, Charles Duckworth

The Heartbreak Kid R

Single and indecisive, Eddie begins dating the incredibly sexy and seemingly fabulous Lila. Upon the urging of his father and best friend, Eddie proposes to her after only a week, fearing this may be his last chance at love, marriage, and happiness. However, while on their honeymoon in sunny Mexico, Lila reveals her true beyond-awful nature and Eddie meets Miranda, the woman he realizes to be his actual soul mate. Eddie must keep his new, increasingly horrid wife at bay as he attempts to woo the girl of his dreams.
Ted Field, Ben Stiller, Malin Akerman, Bobby Farrelly, Peter Farrelly, Michelle Monaghan, Bradley Thomas, Neil Simon
Comedy Romance

The Darjeeling Limited R

"The Darjeeling Limited" is an emotional comedy about three brothers re-forging family bonds.The eldest, hopes to reconnect with his two younger siblings by taking them on a train trip across the vibrant and sensual landscape of India.
Natalie Portman, Owen Wilson, Adrien Brody, Wes Anderson, Anjelica Huston, Roman Coppola, Jason Schwartzman

Michael Clayton R

Michael Clayton is an in-house "fixer" at one of the largest corporate law firms in New York. A former criminal prosecutor, Clayton takes care of Kenner, Bach & Ledeen's dirtiest work at the behest of the firm's co-founder Marty Bach. Though burned out and hardly content with his job as a fixer, his divorce, a failed business venture and mounting debt have left Clayton inextricably tied to the firm. At U/North, meanwhile, the career of litigator Karen Crowder rests on the multi-million dollar settlement of a class action suit that Clayton's firm is leading to a seemingly successful conclusion. But when Kenner Bach's brilliant and guilt-ridden attorney Arthur Edens sabotages the U/North case, Clayton faces the biggest challenge of his career and his life.
George Clooney, Steven Soderbergh, Tilda Swinton, Steve Samuels, Tony Gilroy, Tom Wilkinson, Sydney Pollack
Drama Thriller Suspense
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Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married? PG-13

A big-screen adaptation of Perry's hit stage play of the same title, "Why Did I Get Married" is an intimate story about the difficulty of maintaining a solid love relationship in modern times. During a trip to the picturesque snowcapped mountains of Colorado, eight married college friends have gathered for their annual seven-day reunion. But the cozy mood is shattered when the group comes face-to-face with one pair's infidelity. As secrets are revealed, each couple begins questioning the validity of their own marriage. Over the course of the weekend, husbands and wives take a hard look at their lives, wrestling with issues of commitment, betrayal and forgiveness as they seek a way forward.
Michael Jai White, Tyler Perry, Tasha Smith, Reuben Cannon, Janet Jackson, Malik Yoba, Jill Scott, Sharon Leal

Across the Universe PG-13

A love story set against the backdrop of the 1960s amid the turbulent years of anti-war protest, mind exploration and rock ''n roll, moving from the dockyards of Liverpool to the creative psychedelia of Greenwich Village, from the riot-torn streets of Detroit to the killing fields of Vietnam. The star-crossed lovers, Jude and Lucy, along with a small group of friends and musicians, are swept up into the emerging anti-war and counterculture movements, with Dr. Robert and Mr. Kite as their guides. Tumultuous forces outside their control ultimately tear the young lovers apart, forcing Jude and Lucy--against all odds--to find their own way back to each other.
Julie Taymor, Matthew Gross, Dick Clement, Ian La Frenais, Evan Rachel Wood, Joe Anderson, Dana Fuchs, Martin Luther
Drama Romance Musical

Sleuth R

Based on the Anthony Shaffer play and adapted for the screen by Nobel Prize winner Harold Pinter, "Sleuth" is a thriller that tells the story of two men involved in a battle of wits over a woman.
Jude Law, Michael Caine, Kenneth Branagh, Harold Pinter, Anthony Shaffer, Eve Channing
Thriller Crime Remake

The Final Season PG

In the small town of Norway, Iowa, everyone comes together for high school baseball. But life throws curve balls; and the passionate young players, rookie coach Kent Stock, and the hometown fans find that life's greatest challenges strike off the diamond.
Sean Astin, Tyler Hoechlin, Rachael Leigh Cook, David Mickey Evans, Amy Acker, Sam Elliot
Drama Sports

Elizabeth - The Golden Age PG-13

Growing keenly aware of the changing religious and political tides of late 16th century Europe, Queen Elizabeth finds her rule openly challenged by the Spanish King Philip II -- with his powerful army and sea-dominating armada -- determined to restore England to Catholicism. Preparing to go to war to defend her empire, Elizabeth struggles to balance ancient royal duties with an unexpected vulnerability in her love for Sir Walter Raleigh. But he remains forbidden for a queen who has sworn body and soul to her country. Unable and unwilling to pursue her love, Elizabeth encourages her favorite lady-in-waiting, Bess, to befriend Raleigh to keep him near. But this strategy forces Elizabeth to observe their growing intimacy. As she charts her course abroad, her trusted advisor, Sir Francis Walsingham, continues his masterful puppetry of Elizabeth's court at home -- and her campaign to solidify absolute power. Through an intricate spy network, Walsingham uncovers an assassination plot that could topple the throne. But as he unmasks traitors that may include Elizabeth's own cousin Mary Stuart, he unknowingly sets England up for destruction.
Cate Blanchett, Shekhar Kapur, William Nicholson, Geoffrey Rush, Jonathan Cavendish, Eric Fellner, Tim Bevan, Michael Hirst
Drama Sequel Historical

Lars and the Real Girl PG-13

A lonely, delusional young man buys a life-size sex doll on the Internet and falls in love with her, telling people it's his girlfriend. His brother and sister-in-law step in to help him with his delusion.
Ryan Gosling, Craig Gillespie, Patricia Clarkson, Kelli Garner, Sarah Aubrey, John Cameron, Sidney Kimmel, Nancy Oliver
Comedy Romance

We Own the Night R

Bobby Green has turned his back on the family business. The popular manager of El Caribe, the legendary Russian-owned nightclub in Brooklyn's Brighton Beach, he has changed his last name and concealed his connection to a long line of distinguished New York cops. For Bobby, every night is a party, as he greets friends and customers or dances with his beautiful Puerto Rican girlfriend, Amada, in a haze of cigarette smoke and disco music. But it's 1988, and New York City's drug trade is escalating. Bobby tries to keep a friendly distance from the Russian gangster who is operating out of the nightclub--a gangster who is being targeted by his brother, Joseph, an up-and-coming NYPD officer, and his father, Burt, the legendary deputy chief of police.
Joaquin Phoenix, Mark Wahlberg, Marc Butan, Christopher Walken, Nick Wechsler, James Gray, Eva Mendes, Todd Wagner
Drama Crime Gangster

Reservation Road R

A tale of anger, revenge, and great courage, the film follows two fathers as their families and lives converge. On a warm September evening, college professor Ethan Learner, his wife Grace, and their daughter Emma are attending a recital. Their 10-year-old son Josh is playing cello--beautifully, as usual. His younger sister looks up to him, and his parents are proud of their son. On the way home, they all stop at a gas station on Reservation Road. There, in one terrible instant, he is taken from them forever. On a warm September evening, law associate Dwight Arno and his 11-year-old son Lucas are attending a baseball game. Their favorite team, the Red Sox, is playing--and, hopefully, heading for the World Series. Dwight cherishes his time spent with Lucas. Driving his son back to his ex-wife, Lucas' mother Ruth Wheldon, Dwight heads towards his fateful encounter at Reservation Road. The accident happens so fast that Lucas is all but unaware, while Ethan--the only witness--is all too aware, as a panicked Dwight speeds away. The police are called, and an investigation begins. Haunted by the tragedy, both fathers react in unexpected ways, as do Grace and Emma. As a reckoning looms, the two fathers are forced to make the hardest choices of their lives.
Joaquin Phoenix, Terry George, Nick Wechsler, Jonathan Burnham Schwartz, Mark Ruffalo, Jennifer Connelly, Mira Sorvino
Drama Thriller Suspense

Rendition R

A thriller that centers on Isabella El-Ibrahimi, the American wife of Egyptian-born chemical engineer Anwar El-Ibrahimi, who disappears on a flight from South Africa to Washington. Isabella desperately tries to track her husband down, while a CIA analyst at a secret detention facility outside the U.S. is forced to question his assignment as he becomes party to the man's unorthodox interrogation.
Reese Witherspoon, David Kanter, David J. Kanter, Omar Metwally, Gavin Hood, Keith Redmon, Michael Sugar, Kelley Sane
Drama Thriller

Things We Lost in the Fire R

A woman is widowed when her husband dies suddenly, leaving her alone with two children. She decides to invite her husband's troubled best friend to live with them and, as the friend turns his life around, he helps the fractured family confront the emotional void left by the loss.
Benicio Del Toro, Jeremy Kramer, Mark Sourian, Susanne Bier, Sam Mendes, Allan Loeb, Halle Berry, David Duchovny

Gone, Baby, Gone R

Two young private detectives are hired to take a closer look at the mysterious disappearance of a little girl and soon discover that nothing is what it seems. Ultimately, they will have to risk everything -- their relationship, their sanity, and even their lives -- to find a little girl-lost.
Morgan Freeman, Ben Affleck, David Crockett, Casey Affleck, Michelle Monaghan, Ed Harris, Alan Ladd Jr, Dan Rissner

30 Days of Night R

In a sleepy, secluded Alaska town called Barrow, the sun sets and doesn't rise for over thirty consecutive days and nights. From the darkness, across the frozen wasteland, an evil will come that will bring the residents of Barrow to their knees. The only hope for the town is the Sheriff and Deputy, a husband and wife who are torn between their own survival and saving the town they love.
Sam Raimi, Rob Tapert, Stuart Beattie, David Slade, Steve Niles, Melissa George, Josh Hartnett
Thriller Suspense Horror

The Comebacks PG-13

A comedy that spoofs the story of an out-of-luck coach, Lambeau Fields, who takes a rag-tag bunch of college misfits and drives them towards the football championships. In the process, of course, this life-long loser discovers that he is a winner after all--redeeming himself, saving his relationship with his family and friends, and finds that there is indeed, no I in team!
David Koechner, John Aboud, Carl Weathers, Peter Abrams, Robert L. Levy, Andrew Panay, Ed Yeager, Joey Gutierrez
Comedy Sports Spoof
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August Rush PG

"August Rush" tells the story of a charismatic young Irish guitarist (Jonathan Rhys Meyers) and a sheltered young cellist (Keri Russell) who have a chance encounter one magical night above New York's Washington Square, but are soon torn apart, leaving in their wake an infant, August Rush, orphaned by circumstance. Now performing on the streets of New York and cared for by a mysterious stranger (Robin Williams), August (Freddie Highmore) uses his remarkable musical talent to seek the parents from whom he was separated at birth.
Terrence Howard, Robin Williams, Richard B. Lewis, Nick Castle, Jim Hart, Kirsten Sheridan, Paul Castro, Freddie Highmore
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Dan in Real Life PG-13

The story centers on a widower with three daughters, ages 10-17, who writes a parenting column for a local paper. While on a family reunion on the Jersey shore, he meets a woman he takes a liking to, but upon returning home, he finds out the woman is his brother's girlfriend. He then tries desperately not to fall in love with her while not breaking rules he has set up for himself and his daughters.
Dane Cook, Steve Carell, Norbert Leo Butz, Peter Hedges, Juliette Binoche, Jon Shestack, Pierce Gardner, John Mahoney

Saw IV R

Jigsaw and his apprentice Amanda are dead. Upon the news of Detective Kerry's murder, two FBI profilers, Agent Strahm and Agent Perez, arrive at the depleted police precinct and help veteran Detective Hoffman sift through Jigsaw's latest grizzly game of victims and piece together the puzzle. However, when SWAT Commander Rigg, the last officer untouched by Jigsaw, is suddenly abducted and thrust into the madman's harrowing game, the officer has but ninety minutes to overcome a series of interconnected traps...or face the deadly consequences.
James Wan, Darren Lynn Bousman, Tobin Bell, Lyriq Bent, Daniel J. Heffner, Leigh Whannell, Marcus Dunstan, Scott Patterson
Sequel Thriller Suspense Horror

Before the Devil Knows You're Dead R

Andy, an overextended broker, lures his younger brother, Hank into a larcenous scheme: the pair will rob a suburban mom-and-pop jewelry store that appears to be the quintessential easy target. The problem is, the store owners are Andy and Hank's actual mom and pop. When the seemingly perfect crime goes awry, the damage lands right at their doorstep. In the meantime, Andy's trophy wife is having a clandestine affair with Hank, and the family patriarch, who is intent on pursuing justice at all costs, is completely unaware that the culprits he is hunting are his own sons.
Sidney Lumet, Michael Cerenzie, Brian Linse, Kelly Masterson, Ethan Hawke, Marisa Tomei, William S. Gilmore, Paul Parmar