October 2008 Movies




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Blindness R

When a sudden plague of blindness devastates a city, a small group of the afflicted band together to triumphantly overcome the horrific conditions of their imposed quarantine. "Blindness", starring Julianne Moore, Gael Garcia Bernal, Mark Ruffalo, Sandra Oh and Danny Glover, is a harrowing tale about the fragility of mankind.
Gael García Bernal, Alice Braga, Andrea Barata Ribeiro, José Saramago, Don McKellar, Julianne Moore, Mark Ruffalo, Danny Glover
Drama Thriller Suspense

RocknRolla R

When a Russian mobster orchestrates a crooked land deal, millions of dollars are up for grabs, and all of London's criminal underworld wants in on the action. Everyone from a dangerous crime lord to a sexy accountant, a corrupt politician and down-on-their-luck petty thieves conspire, collude and collide with one another in an effort to get rich quick.
Guy Ritchie, Gerard Butler, Jeremy Piven, Navid McIlhargey, Steve Clark Hall, Susan Downey, Joel Silver, Jamie Campbell Bower
Action Adventure Comedy

Drona

A young man learns he is the latest in line of a dynasty of ancestral warriors dedicated to guarding a mystic source of cosmic energy, and the time has come for him to take the role.
Jaya Bachchan, Goldie Behl, Jaydeep Sarkar, Abhishek Bachchan
Drama Action Adventure

Beverly Hills Chihuahua PG

A pampered Beverly Hills Chihuahua named Chloe finds herself accidentally lost in the mean streets of Mexico without a day spa or Rodeo Drive boutique anywhere in sight. Now alone for the first time in her spoiled life, she must rely on some unexpected new friends -- including a street-hardened German Shepherd named Delgado and an amorous pup named Papi -- to lend her a paw and help her to find her inner strength on their incredible journey back home.
Salma Hayek, Drew Barrymore, Raja Gosnell, Steven Nicolaides, John L. Jacobs, David Hoberman, Jeff Bushell, Piper Perabo
Action Adventure Comedy Family Kids Animation

Rachel Getting Married R

When Kym returns to the Buchman family home for the wedding of her sister Rachel, she brings a long history of personal crisis and family conflict along with her. The wedding Party's abundant cast of friends and relations have gathered for an idyllic weekend of feating, music and love, but Kym -- with her black-comic one-liners and knack for bombshell drama -- is a catalyst for long-simmering tensions in the family dynamic.
Anne Hathaway, Ilona Herzberg, Debra Winger, Carol Cuddy, Jonathan Demme, Bill Irwin, Tunde Adebimpe, Anna Deavere Smith
Drama

Religulous R

Comedian Bill Maher examines the presence of religion in big news stories of recent years, from Muslim riots over cartoons to the Ten Commandments in front of courthouses, a born-again Christian in the White House and Scientology in the birthing room.
Bill Maher, Larry Charles, Jonah Smith, Palmer West
Documentary Political

Flash of Genius PG-13

Based on the true story of college professor and part-time inventor Robert Kearns' long battle with the U.S. automobile industry, a tale of one man whose fight to receive recognition for his ingenuity would come at a heavy price. But this determined engineer refused to be silenced, and he took on the corporate titans in a battle that nobody thought he could win. The Kearns were a typical 1960s Detroit family, trying to live their version of the American Dream. Local university professor Bob married teacher Phyllis and, by their mid-thirties, had six kids who brought them a hectic but satisfying Midwestern existence. When Bob invents a device that would eventually be used by every car in the world, the Kearns think they have struck gold. But their aspirations are dashed after the auto giants who embraced Bob's creation unceremoniously shunned the man who invented it. Ignored, threatened and then buried in years of litigation, Bob is haunted by what was done to his family and their future. He becomes a man obsessed with justice and the conviction that his life's work -- or for that matter, anyone's work -- be acknowledged by those who stood to benefit. And while paying the toll for refusing to compromise his dignity, this everyday David will try the unthinkable: to bring Goliath to his knees.
Marc Abraham, Greg Kinnear, Thomas Bliss, Gary Barber, Roger Birnbaum, Michael Lieber, Philip Railsback, Lauren Graham
Drama Biography Adaptation

An American Carol PG-13

An filmmaker who's out to abolish the 4th of July holiday is visited by three ghosts who try to show him the good sides of the U.S.A.
David Zucker, Trace Adkins, Steve McEveety, John Shepherd, Myrna Sokoloff, Kevin Farley, Kelsey Grammer, Jon Voight
Comedy Spoof

Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist PG-13

"Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist" is a comedy about two people thrust together for one hilarious, sleepless night of adventure in a world of mix tapes, late-night living, and live, loud music. Nick (Michael Cera) frequents New York's indie rock scene nursing a broken heart and a vague ability to play the bass. Norah (Kat Dennings) is questioning pretty much all of her assumptions about the world. Though they have nothing in common except for their taste in music, their chance encounter leads to an all-night quest to find a legendary band's secret show and ends up becoming the first date in a romance that could change both their lives.
Chris Weitz, Michael Cera, Aaron Yoo, Jay Baruchel, Joe Drake, Nathan Kahane, Pete Sollett, Kerry Kohansky
Drama Romance Teen

How to Lose Friends and Alienate People R

In this hilariously funny fish-out-of-water tale, "How to Lose Friends and Alienate People" tracks the outrageous escapades of Sidney Young (Simon Pegg), a smalltime, bumbling, British celebrity journalist who is hired by an upscale magazine in New York City. In spectacular fashion Sidney enters high society and burns bridges with bosses, peers and superstars.

After disrupting one black-tie event by allowing a wild pig to run rampant, Sidney catches the attention of Clayton Harding (Jeff Bridges), editor of Sharp, and accepts a job with the magazine in New York City. Clayton warns Sidney that he'd better impress and charm everyone he can, if he wants to succeed. Instead, Sidney instantly insults and annoys fellow writer Alison Olsen (Kirsten Dunst). He dares to target the star clients of power publicist Eleanor Johnson (Gillian Anderson). He upsets his direct boss Lawrence Maddox (Danny Huston) and tries to make amends by hiring a stripper to dance for Lawrence during a staff meeting. Sidney, of course, doesn't stop there, finding creative ways to annoy nearly everyone. His saving graces: a rising, sexy starlet (Megan Fox) develops an odd affection for him, and in time, Alison whose friendship with him might be the only thing saving Sidney from torpedoing his career.
Peter Straughan, Simon Pegg, Kirsten Dunst, Gillian Anderson, Megan Fox, Max Minghella, Jeff Bridges, Robert B. Weide
Comedy
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Body of Lies R

Based on Washington Post columnist David Ignatius' 2007 novel about a CIA operative, Roger Ferris (Leonardo DiCaprio), who uncovers a lead on a major terrorist leader suspected to be operating out of Jordan. When Ferris devises a plan to infiltrate his network, he must first win the backing of cunning CIA veteran Ed Hoffman (Russell Crowe) and the collegial, but perhaps suspect, head of Jordanian intelligence. Although ostensibly his allies, Ferris questions how far he can really trust these men without putting his entire operation – and his life – on the line.
Leonardo DiCaprio, Ridley Scott, Oscar Isaac, Michael Costigan, Russell Crowe, Donald De Line, William Monahan, Mark Strong
Drama Thriller

The Express PG

True story of football great Ernie Davis, the man who broke college football records and racial barriers in the early 1960s, becoming the first black player to win the Heisman Trophy. The running back was drafted into the NFL, but his career was cut short when he was diagnosed with leukemia.
Frank Grillo, Gary Fleder, Dennis Quaid, John Davis, Robert Gallagher, Charles Leavitt, Rob Brown
Drama Sports

Happy-Go-Lucky R

Poppy is a teacher from north London whose life, at first glance, seems to be full of complications. It is hard to figure if she is a little crazy and irresponsible or deeply sane and sensible. Either way, everybody falls in love with her for better or for worse.
Sally Hawkins, James Clayton, Gail Egan, David Garrett, Mike Leigh, Eddie Marsan, Andrea Riseborough, Sinead Matthews
Drama Comedy Foreign

Quarantine R

Television reporter Angela Vidal (Jennifer Carpenter) and her cameraman (Steve Harris) are assigned to spend the night shift with a Los Angeles Fire Station. After a routine 911 call takes them to a small apartment building, they find police officers already on the scene in response to blood curdling screams coming from one of the apartment units. They soon learn that a woman living in the building has been infected by something unknown. After a few of the residents are viciously attacked, they try to escape with the news crew in tow, only to find that the CDC has quarantined the building. Phones, internet, televisions and cell phone access have been cut-off, and officials are not relaying information to those locked inside. When the quarantine is finally lifted, the only evidence of what took place is the news crew's videotape.
Jennifer Carpenter, Doug Davison, John Erick Dowdle, Drew Dowdle, Columbus Short, Johnathon Schaech, Steve Harris, Glenn S. Gainor
Thriller Suspense Horror Remake

City of Ember PG

When the planet's atmosphere grows too toxic, Earth's citizens move to underground cities. Two teenagers dominate the story, one who longs to be a messenger because the job will allow her to venture above ground, while the other dreams of working underground to repair a generator whose failure will doom the city's power supply.
Tom Hanks, Gary Goetzman, Bill Murray, Toby Jones, Tim Robbins, Gil Kenan, John D. Schofield, Jeanne Duprau
Action Adventure Fantasy Sci-Fi

Morning Light PG

Fifteen young sailors...six months of intense training... one chance at the brass ring. This exciting true-life documentary tells the inspiring story of a group of intrepid and determined young men and women, on the cusp of adulthood, as they embark on life's first great adventure. Racing a high-performance 52-foot sloop in the Transpac, the most revered of open-ocean sailing competitions, the crew of "Morning Light" matches wits and skills in a dramatic 2,300-mile showdown against top professionals. From their earliest training sessions in Hawaii conducted by world-class teachers through their test of endurance on the high seas, they form an unbreakable bond in the process of becoming singular team that is greater than the sum of its parts.
Mark Monroe, Roy E. Disney, Leslie DeMeuse
Family Documentary

Sex Drive R

Eighteen year old Ian finally gets the opportunity to lose his virginity when a woman he meets on-line offers to have sex with him if he drives to Knoxville to meet her. Accompanied by friends Lance and Felicia, whom Ian has a thing for, but she in turn has a thing for Lance, take off on a road trip in Ian's brother, Rex's beloved 1969 GTO -- without permission of course.
Leslie Morgenstein, Bob Levy, Sean Anders, John Morris, Josh Zuckerman, Clark Duke, James Marsden, Charlie McDermott
Comedy Teen

The Secret Life of Bees

"The Secret Life of Bees", based on the New York Times best selling novel and set in South Carolina in 1964, is the moving tale of Lily Owens (Fanning) a 14 year-old girl who is haunted by the memory of her late mother (Burton). To escape her lonely life and troubled relationship with her father (Bettany), Lily flees with Rosaleen (Hudson), her caregiver and only friend, to a South Carolina town that holds the secret to her mother's past. Taken in by the intelligent and independent Boatwright sisters (Latifah, Okonedo and Keys), Lily finds solace in their mesmerizing world of beekeeping.
Dakota Fanning, Will Smith, Gina Prince-Bythewood, Hilarie Burton, Queen Latifah, Paul Bettany, Lauren Shuler Donner, James Lassiter
Drama Adaptation

Flashbacks of a Fool

The story of a hedonistic British actor whose Hollywood career begins to nosedive in his 40s.
Baillie Walsh, Daniel Craig, Helen McCrory, Olivia Williams, Emilia Fox
Drama

The Elephant King R

"The Elephant King" is a provocative and stirring story of two American brothers, Oliver and Jake Hunt, adrift in an exotic world they don't fully understand. When a domineering mother dispatches her young, introverted son Oliver off to Thailand to do everything he can to lure his reckless, older brother back home to the United States to face pending fraud charges, Oliver finds the intoxication of Thailand hard to resist--especially when it has a face as alluring as Lek's. As Oliver falls deeply in love for the first time, Jake slips deeper into despair, and the seams of their relationship begin to come undone. When the true extent of Jake's decadence and self-destruction is revealed to Oliver, he is forced to decide whether he will save his brother's life or his own.
Emanuel Michael, Seth Grossman, Tamar Sela, Tom Waller, Tate Ellington, Jonno Roberts, Florence Faivre, Ellen Burstyn
Drama

What Just Happened? R

Two nail-biting, back-stabbing, roller-coaster weeks in the world of a middle-aged Hollywood producer as he tries to juggle an actual life with an outrageous series of crises in his day job. Ben is besieged by people who want him all to be sorts of things -- a money maker, an ego buster, a bad news breaker, an artistic champion, a loyal husband, an all-knowing father, not to mention sexy, youthful and tuned-in -- everything except for the one thing he and all the preposterously behaved people he's surrounded by really are: bumbling human beings just trying to survive by any means necessary.
Kristen Stewart, Robert De Niro, Barry Levinson, Jane Rosenthal, Catherine Keener, Robin Wright, Stanley Tucci, John Turturro
Drama

Filth And Wisdom

A comedy centered on three flatmates living desperate lives in London.
Holly Weston, Madonna, Dan Cadan, Eugene Hutz, Vicky McClure
Drama Comedy Romance

W. PG-13

Whether you love him or hate him, there is no question that George W. Bush is one of the most controversial public figures in recent memory. In an unprecedented undertaking, acclaimed director Oliver Stone is bringing the life of our 43rd President to the big screen as only he can. "W" takes viewers through Bush's eventful life -- his struggles and triumphs, how he found both his wife and his faith, and of course the critical days leading up to Bush's decision to invade Iraq.

"W" stars Josh Brolin as George W. Bush, Elizabeth Banks as Laura Bush, James Cromwell as George Herbert Walker Bush, Ellen Burstyn as Barbara Bush, Thandie Newton as Condoleezza Rice, Jeffrey Wright as Colin Powell, Scott Glenn as Donald Rumsfeld, and Ioan Gruffud as Tony Blair.
Elizabeth Banks, Stanley Weiser, Josh Brolin, James Cromwell, Ioan Gruffudd, Moritz Borman, Jon Kilik, Oliver Stone
Drama Historical Political

Max Payne PG-13

Maverick cop Max Payne (Wahlberg) is hell-bent on revenge against those responsible for the brutal murder of his family and partner. His obsessive investigation takes him on a nightmarish journey into a dark underworld. As the mystery deepens, Max is forced to battle enemies beyond the natural world and face an unthinkable betrayal.
Mark Wahlberg, Tom Karnowski, Olga Kurylenko, Jonathan Sela, John Moore, Scott Faye, Julie Yorn, Beau Thorne
Drama Action Adventure Crime Based on Game
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High School Musical 3: Senior Year G

"High School Musical 3: Senior Year" finds high school seniors Troy (Zac Efron) and Gabriella (Vanessa Hudgens) facing the prospect of separation as they head off to different colleges. Joined by the rest of the Wildcats, they stage an elaborate spring musical reflecting their experiences, hopes and fears about the future. With incredible new music and exciting dance numbers designed to take maximum advantage of the big screen, this motion picture extravaganza delivers plenty of high-energy entertainment from East High's talented ensemble.
Vanessa Hudgens, Zac Efron, Kenny Ortega, Bill Borden, Barry Rosenbush, Don Schain, Peter Barsocchini, Ashley Tisdale
Sequel Musical Teen Family Kids

Pride and Glory R

An authentic, gritty and emotional study of the New York City Police Department, "Pride & Glory" looks deeply into the professional and personal lives of the people who inhabit it. Told through the interwoven lives of a three-generation family of cops whose moral codes are tested when Ray Farrell, one of three sons on the job, investigates a case that reveals an incendiary police corruption scandal involving his own brother. When Ray is falsely implicated in a brutal crime related to the scandal, he and his family must choose among their loyalties to each other, the department, and the revelation of the truth that will atone them.
Joe Carnahan, Colin Farrell, Edward Norton, Paula Weinstein, Gavin O'Connor, Jon Voight, Noah Emmerich, Jennifer Ehle
Drama Crime Gangster

Passengers PG-13

After a plane crash, a young therapist, Claire (Anne Hathaway), is assigned by her mentor (Andre Braugher) to counsel the flight's five survivors. When they share their recollections of the incident -- which some say include an explosion that the airline claims never happened -- Claire is intrigued by Eric (Patrick Wilson), the most secretive of the passengers. Just as Claire's professional relationship with Eric -- despite her better judgment -- blossoms into a romance, the survivors begin to disappear mysteriously, one by one. Claire suspects that Eric may hold all the answers and becomes determined to uncover the truth, no matter the consequences.
Anne Hathaway, Patrick Wilson, David Morse, Andre Braugher, Dianne Wiest, Joe Drake, Nathan Kahane, Rodrigo Garcia
Thriller Suspense

Saw V R

Hoffman is seemingly the last person alive to carry on the Jigsaw legacy. But when his secret is threatened, Hoffman must go on the hunt to eliminate all loose ends.
James Wan, David Hackl, Patrick Melton, Jason Constantine, Mark Burg, Oren Koules, Marcus Dunstan, Tobin Bell
Sequel Thriller Suspense Horror

Synecdoche, New York R

Philip Seymour Hoffman will play a theater director who ambitiously attempts to put on a play by creating a life-size replica of New York inside a warehouse. Catherine Keener is set to play his first wife, Michelle Williams will play his second wife, Samantha Morton will appear as his sometime lover, and Tilda Swinton will portray Keener's best friend and the dubious mentor to the daughter of Hoffman and Keener's characters.
Charlie Kaufman, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Catherine Keener, William Horberg, Spike Jonze, Michelle Williams, Samantha Morton, Tilda Swinton
Drama

Changeling R

A mother prays for the return of her kidnapped son. When her prayers are answered, however, she begins to suspect the boy who comes back is not her child. Inspired by true events that took place in Los Angeles in the 1920s.
Clint Eastwood, James 'Jim' Whitaker, Ron Howard, Robert Lorenz, Riki Lindhome, Brian Grazer, J. Michael Straczynski, Angelina Jolie
Drama Crime Gangster

Noah's Arc: Jumping the Broom

Based on a popular Logo TV series about four black gay friends living in Los Angeles.
Darryl Stephens, Patrik-Ian Polk, Doug Spearman, Rodney Chester, Christian Vincent
Comedy
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Zack and Miri Make a Porno R

Zack and Miri are two lifelong friends who are deep in debt and enlist the help of their friends to make a porno movie for some quick cash. But as everybody starts "doing" everybody, Zack and Miri realize that they may have more feelings for each other than they previously thought.
Traci Lords, Elizabeth Banks, Jason Mewes, Kevin Smith, Seth Rogen, Katie Morgan, Craig Robinson
Comedy

Changeling R

A mother prays for the return of her kidnapped son. When her prayers are answered, however, she begins to suspect the boy who comes back is not her child. Inspired by true events that took place in Los Angeles in the 1920s.
Clint Eastwood, James 'Jim' Whitaker, Ron Howard, Robert Lorenz, Riki Lindhome, Brian Grazer, J. Michael Straczynski, Angelina Jolie
Drama Crime Gangster

The Other End of the Line PG-13

A beautiful credit card phone operator lives in India but pretends to be American to her callers. Soon she travels to the United States without telling her family in order to meet a New York man that she's met over the phone. But problems arise when they meet in San Francisco and she decides not to reveal her true identity.
Jesse Metcalfe, James Dodson, Patrick Aiello, Ashok Amritraj, Sara Foster, Anupam Kher, Tara Sharma, Shriya Saran
Comedy

The Haunting of Molly Hartley PG-13

A teenage girl discovers that her parents made a pact with the devil to save her life. When the devil comes to collect, terrible things begin to happen and she must figure out if and how she can save herself.
Mickey Liddell, Jake Weber, Shanna Collins, Jennifer Hilton, Haley Bennett, Shannon Marie Woodward, Chace Crawford
Thriller Horror Teen