October 2007 Movies




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The Darjeeling Limited

"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.
Roman Coppola, Owen Wilson, Natalie Portman, Adrien Brody, Wes Anderson, Jason Schwartzman, Anjelica Huston
Comedy

Feel the Noise

"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, Alexis Isaac Garcia, Simon Fields, Albert Leon, Rosa Arredondo, Luis Cruz, Melonie Diaz, Charles Duckworth
Drama

Michael Clayton

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.
Steven Soderbergh, George Clooney, Tony Gilroy, Steve Samuels, Tom Wilkinson, Tilda Swinton, Sydney Pollack
Drama Thriller Suspense

The Heartbreak Kid

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.
Malin Akerman, Peter Farrelly, Bradley Thomas, Michelle Monaghan, Neil Simon, Leslie Dixon, John Davis, Bobby Farrelly
Comedy Romance
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Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married?

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.
Malik Yoba, Tyler Perry, Jill Scott, Sharon Leal, Reuben Cannon, Janet Jackson, Tasha Smith, Michael Jai White
Comedy

We Own the Night

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.
Mark Wahlberg, Eva Mendes, Nick Wechsler, Marc Butan, Joaquin Phoenix, Christopher Walken, Mark Cuban, James Gray
Drama Crime Gangster

Elizabeth - The Golden Age

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.
Abbie Cornish, Tim Bevan, Samantha Morton, Shekhar Kapur, Eric Fellner, Jonathan Cavendish, William Nicholson, Michael Hirst
Drama Sequel Historical

Lars and the Real Girl

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.
Craig Gillespie, Kelli Garner, Sarah Aubrey, John Cameron, Sidney Kimmel, Nancy Oliver, Ryan Gosling, Patricia Clarkson
Comedy Romance

The Final Season

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.
Tyler Hoechlin, Rachael Leigh Cook, David Mickey Evans, Sean Astin, Amy Acker, Sam Elliot
Drama Sports

Across the Universe

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, Evan Rachel Wood, Matthew Gross, Dick Clement, Ian La Frenais, Joe Anderson, Dana Fuchs, Martin Luther
Drama Romance Musical

Sleuth

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.
Kenneth Branagh, Jude Law, Anthony Shaffer, Michael Caine, Harold Pinter, Eve Channing
Thriller Crime Remake

Reservation Road

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.
Nick Wechsler, Terry George, Joaquin Phoenix, Mark Ruffalo, Mira Sorvino, Jonathan Burnham Schwartz, Jennifer Connelly
Drama Thriller Suspense

30 Days of Night

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.
David Slade, Sam Raimi, Rob Tapert, Stuart Beattie, Melissa George, Steve Niles, Josh Hartnett
Thriller Suspense Horror

The Comebacks

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!
Andrew Panay, John Aboud, David Koechner, Tom Brady, Michael Colton, Peter Abrams, Robert L. Levy, Ed Yeager
Comedy Sports Spoof

Rendition

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.
Gavin Hood, Jake Gyllenhaal, Reese Witherspoon, Keith Redmon, Michael Sugar, Alan Arkin, David Kanter, David J. Kanter
Drama Thriller

Things We Lost in the Fire

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.
Jeremy Kramer, Susanne Bier, Sam Mendes, Allan Loeb, Benicio Del Toro, Halle Berry, David Duchovny, Alison Lohman
Drama

Gone, Baby, Gone

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.
Ben Affleck, Sean Bailey, Michelle Monaghan, Ed Harris, Morgan Freeman, David Crockett, Alan Ladd Jr, Dan Rissner
Drama
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August Rush

"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.
Paul Castro, Freddie Highmore, Keri Russell, Terrence Howard, Kirsten Sheridan, Richard B. Lewis, Nick Castle, Jim Hart
Drama
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Saw IV

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.
Darren Lynn Bousman, Daniel J. Heffner, Marcus Dunstan, Betsy Russell, James Wan, Leigh Whannell, Scott Patterson, Tobin Bell
Sequel Thriller Suspense Horror

Dan in Real Life

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.
Steve Carell, Juliette Binoche, John Mahoney, Dianne Wiest, Peter Hedges, Jon Shestack, Pierce Gardner, Dane Cook
Comedy

Before the Devil Knows You're Dead

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.
Marisa Tomei, Albert Finney, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Ethan Hawke, Sidney Lumet, Michael Cerenzie, William S. Gilmore, Brian Linse
Drama