Movies Released October 16, 2009

Friday, October 16

122 mins

Law Abiding Citizen

"Law Abiding Citizen" focuses on a man (Gerard Butler) who, 10 years after his wife and daughter are brutally murdered, returns to exact justice from the assistant district attorney (Jamie Foxx) who prosecuted the case against their killers. His vengeance threatens not only the man who allowed mercy to supersede justice, but also the system and the city that made it so.
Mark Gill, Gerard Butler, Lucas Foster, David Ayer, Michael Gambon, Alan Siegel, Jamie Foxx, F. Gary Gray
Thriller Suspense
94 mins

Where the Wild Things Are

Innovative director Spike Jonze collaborates with celebrated author Maurice Sendak to bring one of the most beloved books of all time to the big screen in "Where the Wild Things Are," a classic story about childhood and the places we go to figure out the world we live in. The film tells the story of Max, a rambunctious and sensitive boy who feels misunderstood at home and escapes to where the Wild Things are. Max lands on an island where he meets mysterious and strange creatures whose emotions are as wild and unpredictable as their actions. The Wild Things desperately long for a leader to guide them, just as Max longs for a kingdom to rule. When Max is crowned king, he promises to create a place where everyone will be happy. Max soon finds, though, that ruling his kingdom is not so easy and his relationships there prove to be more complicated than he originally thought.
Tom Hanks, Paul Dano, John Carls, Dave Eggers, Catherine Keener, Benicio Del Toro, Forest Whitaker, Jon Jashni
Drama Action Adventure Fantasy Family Kids
101 mins

The Stepfather

Dylan Walsh stars as David Harris, very much a "family values" man who mysteriously comes into the lives of single mothers with children and becomes the dream man they always wanted. When he woos Susan Harding (Sela Ward) and eventually moves in with her family, her teenage son Michael (Penn Bagdley) begins to suspect that David is not quite the dream man he pretends to be. Along with his girlfriend Kelly (Amber Heard) and Susan’s friends (Paige Turco and Sherry Stringfield) they slowly start to piece together the mystery of the man who is set to become their stepfather, but they may be too late in getting to the truth.
Amber Heard, Penn Badgley, Dylan Walsh, Nelson McCormick, Brian Burns, Amy Israel, Sela Ward, Chad Hamilton
Thriller Horror

The Janky Promoters

Two music promoters get the chance to book a top-tier hip-hop artist into a midsized California venue. The pair are ill equipped for such a task and everything goes wrong.
Ice Cube, Matt Alvarez, Mike Epps, Marcus Raboy, Terry Crews, Darris Love, Julio Oscar Mechoso, Juanita Jennings
Comedy
110 mins

New York, I Love You

12 separate segments will comprise this new feature film, which is being produced by Emmanuel Benbihy ("Paris, je t'aime") and Marina Grasic ("Crash," "Smart People") with the cooperation of Marianne Maddalena ("Scream," "Red Eye"). In "New York, I Love You," the 12 segments will be connected together via transitional linking sequences. New York City is the main unifying character and the Film will show the city as a living, breathing and loving whole. In the end, the audience will not only understand each individual story, but they will also see the integrated whole of chance encounters through these unique transitions.
Natalie Portman, Chris Cooper, Christina Ricci, Olivia Thirlby, Hayden Christensen, Bradley Cooper, Carla Gugino, Ethan Hawke
Drama
115 mins

The Maid

A maid tries to hold on to her position after having served a family for 23 years.
Sebastián Silva, Pedro Peirano
Drama
88 mins

The Little Traitor

The film revolves around a British sargeant stationed in Palestine after World War II and his relationship with an 11-year-old, who wants the British to leave his land.
Alfred Molina, Lynn Roth, Eitan Evan, Ido Port
Drama

Black Dynamite

Black Dynamite: a gun-toting, nunchuck-wielding, ladies man and soul brother. When "The Man" murders his brother, pumps heroin into local orphanages, and floods the ghetto with adulterated malt liquor, Black Dynamite is the one hero willing to fight all the way from the blood-soaked city streets to the hallowed halls of the Honky House.
Scott Sanders, Jenny Wiener Steingart, Jon Steingart, Michael Jai White, Arsenio Hall, Miguel Nunez
Comedy

The Ministers

A NYPD detective attempts to avenge the death of her father, but unwittingly becomes involved with one of his killers.
John Leguizamo, Harvey Keitel, Franc Reyes, Diane Venora
Drama Crime

Friday, October 16