Movies Released October 23, 2009

Friday, October 23

94 mins

Astro Boy

Set in futuristic Metro City, "Astro Boy" is about a young robot with incredible powers created by a brilliant scientist named Tenma (Nicolas Cage). Powered by positive "blue" energy, Astro Boy (Freddie Highmore) is endowed with super strength, x-ray vision, unbelievable speed and the ability to fly.

Embarking on a journey in search of acceptance, Astro Boy encounters many other colorful characters along the way. Through his adventures, he learns the joys and emotions of being human, and gains the strength to embrace his destiny. Ultimately learning his friends and family are in danger, Astro Boy marshals his awesome super powers and returns to Metro City in a valiant effort to save everything he cares about and to understand what it takes to be a hero.
Kristen Bell, Nicolas Cage, Freddie Highmore, Donald Sutherland, Eugene Levy, Bill Nighy, David Bowers, Maryann Garger
Adventure Fantasy Sci-Fi Animation
108 mins

Cirque Du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant

"Cirque Du Freak: The Vampire’s Assistant", based on the popular series of books by Darren Shan, is a fantasy-adventure about a teenager who unknowingly breaks a 200-year-old truce between two warring factions of vampires. Pulled into a fantastic life of misunderstood sideshow freaks and grotesque creatures of the night, one teen will vanish from the safety of a boring existence and fulfill his destiny in a place drawn from nightmares.

16-year-old Darren (Chris Massoglia) was like most kids in his suburban neighborhood. He hung out with his best friend Steve (Josh Hutcherson), got decent grades and usually stayed out of trouble. But when he and his buddy stumble upon a traveling freak show, things begin to change inside Darren. That’s the exact moment when a vampire named Larten Crepsley (John C. Reilly) turns him into something, well, bloodthirsty.

Newly undead, he joins the Cirque Du Freak, a touring sideshow filled with monstrous creatures from a snakeboy and a wolfman to a bearded lady (Salma Hayek) and a gigantic barker (Ken Watanabe). As Darren flexes his newfound powers in this dark world, he becomes a treasured pawn between the vampires and their deadlier counterparts. And while trying to survive, one boy will struggle to keep their brewing war from devouring what’s left of his humanity.
Willem Dafoe, Salma Hayek, Paul Weitz, Ken Watanabe, Josh Hutcherson, Lauren Shuler Donner, Patrick Fugit, Ray Stevenson
Drama Adventure Fantasy
91 mins

Saw VI

Special Agent Strahm is dead, and Detective Hoffman has emerged as the unchallenged successor to Jigsaw's legacy. However, when the FBI draws closer to Hoffman, he is forced to set a game into motion, and Jigsaw's grand scheme is finally understood.
Patrick Melton, Kevin Greutert, Peter Block, Marcus Dunstan, Tobin Bell, Tanedra Howard, Shawnee Smith, Mark Rolston
Sequel Thriller Suspense Horror

Amelia

The story centers on pilot Amelia Earhart in the early stages of her career and how she is chosen to be the first female pilot to attempt the daring nonstop flight across the Atlantic Ocean.
Ewan McGregor, Mira Nair, Ron Bass, Richard Gere, Kevin Hyman, Hilary Swank, Christopher Eccleston, Don Carmody
Drama Biography
100 mins

Antichrist

A couple mourning the loss of their child retreat to a cabin in the woods, where they soon encounter strange, terrifying occurrences.
Willem Dafoe, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Peter Aalbaek Jensen, Lars Von Trier, Meta Foldager
Drama
90 mins

Stan Helsing

The action takes place on Halloween night, when a videostore clerk, Stan Helsing, must reluctantly save a town from the six most-feared monsters in cinematic history.
Bo Zenga, Leslie Nielsen, Diora Baird, Kenan Thompson, Steve Howey
Comedy

Ong Bak 2

Martial arts superstar Tony Jaa stars in and directs this epic tale of revenge set hundreds of years in the past. Featuring a huge cast and hordes of elephants, this prequel takes Jaas skills to the next level, showcasing him as a master of a wide range of martial arts styles - while proving him to be a promising director as well.
Tony Jaa, Sorapong Chatree, Sarunyu Wongkrachang, Nirut Sirichanya, Primorata Dejudom
Action Adventure Sequel
96 mins

(Untitled)

Set in the artsy Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan, "Untitled" tells the story of Adrian Jacobs (Goldberg), a difficult composer of equally difficult music whose sparsely attended performances involve musicians breaking glass and kicking metal buckets. In contrast, Adam’s brother, Josh (Bailey), is a commercially successful painter of vapid canvasses that corporate clients snap up by the dozen. But, Adrian’s luck appears set to change when Josh brings the stunning Madeleine (Shelton) to one of his concerts. Not only does she embrace his work and ask him to perform at her gallery, she invites him into her bed. As the two embark on a fiery affair, Adrian is introduced to a world of pretentious art collectors, dueling gallerists and eccentric artists, including Ray Barko (Jones), whose bizarre creations include chandeliers of stuffed animals and dead cows draped with jewelry. When Josh discovers Adrian and Madeleine’s relationship and Madeleine refuses to exhibit Josh’s paintings—even though the money they bring in is what keeps the gallery afloat—the stage is set for a showdown as comedic and discordant as Adrian’s music.
Jonathan Parker, Catherine di Napoli, Adam Goldberg, Marley Shelton, Eion Bailey, Vinnie Jones
Drama

Motherhood

"Motherhood" is a bittersweet comedy that distills the dilemmas of the maternal state (marriage, work, self, and not necessarily in that order) into the trials and tribulations of one pivotal day. "Motherhood" forms a genre of one – no other movie has dedicated itself in quite this way to probing exactly what it takes to be a mother, with both wry humor and an acute sense of authenticity.
Uma Thurman, Minnie Driver, Katherine Dieckmann, Anthony Edwards
Comedy

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