October 2009 Movies




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Whip It! PG-13

Ellen Page will play a Texas teen who is always being pushed into entering beauty pageants. But she winds up finding herself after joining a roller derby team.
Ellen Page, Marcia Gay Harden, Kirsten Kiwi Smith, Zoe Bell, Kristen Wiig, Drew Barrymore, Nancy Juvonen, Barry Mendel
Comedy

Capitalism: A Love Story R

Michael Moore's follow-up to "Fahrenheit 9/11" will further explore the Bush administration's foreign and domestic policies and its continued response to the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. Rumored to be about the global financial crisis and the U.S. economy.
Michael Moore
Documentary

Toy Story in 3-D G

Originally released by Walt Disney Pictures in 1995, "Toy Story" was the first feature film from Pixar Animation Studios and director John Lasseter. The film went on to receive Oscar® nominations for Best Original Score, Best Original Song, and Best Original Screenplay, and earned Lasseter a Special Achievement Award (Oscar®) "for the development and inspired application of techniques that have made possible the first feature-length computer-animated film." The 3-D version of this landmark film is being personally overseen by Lasseter with his acclaimed team of technical wizards handling all the necessary steps in the conversion process.
John Ratzenberger, Tom Hanks, Don Rickles, John Lasseter, Ralph Guggenheim, Bonnie Arnold, Tim Allen, Jim Varney
Adventure Family Kids Animation

Zombieland R

In a world overrun by zombies, a guy described as "the most frightened person on Earth" looks to find refuge a band of people to safety.
Emma Stone, Abigail Breslin, Ruben Fleischer, Rhett Reese, Woody Harrelson, Paul Wernick, Jesse Eisenberg, Gavin Polone
Comedy Suspense Horror Zombies

Toy Story 2 in 3-D G

Originally released in 1999, "Toy Story 2" went on to become one of the most popular animated features of all time. The film picks up as Andy is heading off to Cowboy Camp and the toys are left to their own devices. When an obsessive toy collector named Al McWhiggin (owner of Al's Toy Barn) kidnaps Woody, and Woody learns that he's a highly valued collectable from a 1950s TV show called "Woody's Roundup," the stage is set for a daring rescue attempt by the gang from Andy's room. The film introduced such other memorable characters from "Woody's Roundup" as Jessie the cowgirl, Bullseye the horse, and the Prospector.
John Ratzenberger, Kelsey Grammer, Rita Hsiao, Tom Hanks, Joan Cusack, Don Rickles, John Lasseter, Helene Plotkin
Adventure Family Kids Animation 3D Post-3D
In Theaters
5 / 5
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The Invention of Lying PG-13

Set in a contemporary world where no one has ever lied, a performer tells the first lie and harnesses its power for personal gain. The man pretends he's found lost stories and becomes the greatest storyteller in the world.
Rob Lowe, Jonah Hill, Jason Bateman, Jennifer Garner, Tina Fey, Sue Baden-Powell, Patrick Stewart, Jeffrey Tambor
Comedy

A Serious Man R

The new film from Academy Award-winning writer/directors Joel and Ethan Coen. The film is the story of an ordinary man’s search for clarity in a universe where Jefferson Airplane is on the radio and “F-Troop” is on TV. It is 1967, and Larry Gopnik (Michael Stuhlbarg), a physics professor at a quiet Midwestern university, has just been informed by his wife Judith (Sari Lennick) that she is leaving him. She has fallen in love with one of his more pompous colleagues, Sy Ableman (Fred Melamed), who seems to her a more substantial person than the feckless Larry. Larry’s unemployable brother Arthur (Richard Kind) is sleeping on the couch, his son Danny (Aaron Wolf) is a discipline problem and a shirker at Hebrew school, and his daughter Sarah (Jessica McManus) is filching money from his wallet in order to save up for a nose job. While his wife and Sy Ableman blithely make new domestic arrangements, and his brother becomes more and more of a burden, an anonymous hostile letter-writer is trying to sabotage Larry’s chances for tenure at the university. Also, a graduate student seems to be trying to bribe him for a passing grade while at the same time threatening to sue him for defamation. Plus, the beautiful woman next door torments him by sunbathing nude. Struggling for equilibrium, Larry seeks advice from three different rabbis. Can anyone help him cope with his afflictions and become a righteous person – a mensch – a serious man?
Richard Kind, Eric Fellner, Joel Coen, Ethan Coen, Michael Stuhlbarg, Andrew Lentz, Tim Bevan, Aaron Wolff
Drama Comedy

More Than a Game PG

The movie, which will mix archival footage and family memorabilia with fresh interviews, follows LeBron James' high school basketball days, following the five starters on the varsity team at St. Vincent-St. Mary High School in Akron, Ohio. The team travels a winding road from a rundown gymnasium to national glory and NBA riches, seeking to remain a tight-knit quintet even as James becomes a megamillionaire. James was drafted out of high school in 2003 and led the Cleveland Cavaliers to the NBA Finals in 2007. He becomes a free agent in 2010.
LeBron James, Kristopher Belman, Brad Hogan
Sports Documentary
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The Yes Men Fix the World NR

Troublemaking duo Andy Bichlbaum and Mike Bonanno, posing as their industrious alter-egos, expose the people profiting from Hurricane Katrina, the faces behind the environmental disaster in Bhopal, and other shocking events.
Mike Bonanno, Andy Bichlbaum
Documentary

Couples Retreat PG-13

Four couples go to a tropical island resort. While one couple is there to work on their marriage, the others are there to play but soon discover that participation in the resort's couples therapy is not optional.
Jason Bateman, Jean Reno, Jon Favreau, Kristen Bell, Vince Vaughn, Peter Billingsley, Faizon Love, Kristin Davis
Comedy

From Mexico with Love PG-13

A washed-up trainer takes a self-destructive young boxer under his wing.
Kuno Becker, Jimmy Nickerson, Steven Bauer
Drama Action

St. Trinian's PG-13

The story, based on the classic British comedy franchise that spawned several popular movies in the 1950s and 1960s, centers on the madcap adventures of a group of unruly girls who attend a boarding school called St. Trinian's.
Colin Firth, Mischa Barton, Rupert Everett, Piers Ashworth, Stephen Fry, Oliver Parker, Barnaby Thompson, Lena Headey
Comedy

Good Hair PG-13

When Chris Rock's daughter, Lola, came up to him crying and asked, "Daddy, how come I don't have good hair?" the bewildered comic committed himself to search the ends of the earth and the depths of black culture to find out who had put that question into his little girl's head! Director Jeff Stilson's camera followed the funnyman, and the result is Good Hair, a wonderfully insightful and entertaining, yet remarkably serious, documentary about African American hair culture. An exposé of comic proportions that only Chris Rock could pull off, Good Hair visits hair salons and styling battles, scientific laboratories, and Indian temples to explore the way black hairstyles impact the activities, pocketbooks, sexual relationships, and self-esteem of black people. Celebrities such as Ice-T, Kerry Washington, Nia Long, Paul Mooney, Raven Symoné, Maya Angelou, and Reverend Al Sharpton all candidly offer their stories and observations to Rock while he struggles with the task of figuring out how to respond to his daughter's question. What he discovers is that black hair is a big business that doesn't always benefit the black community and little Lola's question might well be bigger than his ability to convince her that the stuff on top of her head is nowhere near as important as what is inside.
Jeff Stilson, Chris Rock, Lance Crouther, Chuck Sklar
Documentary

Trucker R

A truck driver looks to turn her carefree life around after she takes in her estranged 11-year-old son.
Michelle Monaghan, James Mottern, Benjamin Bratt, Nathan Fillion, Jimmy Bennett
Drama

Peter and Vandy NR

The film follows the ups and downs of a young Manhattan couple, played by Jason Ritter and Jess Weixler.
Tracie Thoms, Jesse L. Martin, Jason Ritter, Jess Weixler, Noah Bean, Jay DiPietro
Drama Romance
New York / Los Angeles
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Bronson R

A young man who was sentenced to 7 years on prison for robbing a post office ends up spending 30 years in solitary confinement. During this time, his own personality is supplanted by his alter ego, Charles Bronson.
Tom Hardy, Nicolas Winding Refn
Drama Action
New York / Los Angeles
3 / 5
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An Education PG-13

The story is about a young girl (Carey Mulligan) whose world is turned upside down upon meeting a 35-year-old British man (Peter Sarsgaard).
Rosamund Pike, Peter Sarsgaard, Carey Mulligan, Matthew Beard, Finola Dwyer, Lone Scherfig, Amanda Posey, Nick Hornby
Drama

Passport to Love PG-13

A romantic comedy set in modern day Saigon, Vietnam and Orange Country, USA.
Victor Vu
Romance

Visual Acoustics

The life and career of Julius Shulman, one of the world's greatest architectural photographer, whose images brought modern architecture to the American mainstream.
Eric Bricker
Documentary

Adventures of Power PG-13

In his quest to become the world's greatest air-drummer, a small-town mine-worker must overcome obstacles and ridicule to save the day.
Jane Lynch, Adrian Grenier, Andrea Sperling, Michael McKean, Ari Gold, Christopher Woodrow, Gill Holland
Comedy

Free Style PG

The story of an aspiring motocross racer who juggles dreams of Amateur National Championship glory with the reality of being relied upon to support his entire family.
Corbin Bleu, Madison Pettis, Matt Bellefleur, William Dear, Joshua Leibner, Jeffrey Nicholson, Penelope Ann Miller, Grant Langston
Action Adventure Sports

The Damned United R

Set in 1960's and 1970's England, "The Damned United" tells the confrontational and darkly humorous story of Brian Clough's doomed 44 day tenure as manager of the reigning champions of English football Leeds United. Previously managed by his bitter rival Don Revie, and on the back of their most successful period ever as a football club, Leeds was perceived by many to represent a new aggressive and cynical style of football - an anathema to the principled yet flamboyant Brian Clough, who had achieved astonishing success as manager of Hartlepool and Derby County building teams in his own vision with trusty lieutenant Peter Taylor. Taking the Leeds job without Taylor by his side, with a changing room full of what in his mind were still Don's boys, would lead to an unheralded examination of Clough's belligerence and brilliance over 44 days. This is that story. The story of "The Damned United".
Tom Hooper, Michael Sheen, Timothy Spall, Peter Morgan
Drama
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The Private Lives of Pippa Lee R

An adventurous trip through Pippa Lee's past and present, as a methamphetamine-addicted mother whose husband leaves her for a younger woman. Pippa indulges in an array of erotic adventures while heading toward a quiet nervous breakdown.
Keanu Reeves, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Monica Bellucci, Rebecca Miller, Julianne Moore, Robin Wright, Wynona Ryder, Alan Arkin
Drama Comedy
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Law Abiding Citizen R

The psychological thriller will find Gerard Butler starring as a successful assistant D.A. who finds himself at the center of a vigilante plot hatched by a traumatized victim of the legal system.
Gerard Butler, Catherine Zeta-Jones, F. Gary Gray, Mark Gill, Kurt Wimmer, David Ayer, Jamie Foxx, Alan Siegel
Thriller Suspense

Where the Wild Things Are PG

The adventures of a young boy named Max who, after being sent to bed for misbehaving, imagines that he sails away to where the wild things are. Max is loved by the wild creatures who make him their King, though he soon longs to be back home with his family.
Catherine Keener, Paul Dano, Catherine O'Hara, Gary Goetzman, Benicio Del Toro, Spike Jonze, Tom Hanks, Dave Eggers
Drama Action Adventure Fantasy Family Kids

Paranormal Activity R

A young couple move in together, but the woman is convinced that she's been haunted all of her life. The presence that's watched over her has apparently followed her everywhere, including this new house, and the apparition that resides with them seems to have a fond interest in her. Her vain and selfish boyfriend seeks to document the spectacle with his camera & equipment and purposely ignores her pleas to respect the paranormal presence and refrain from taunting it. But as the nights pass, the events in the house become much more harrowing.
Katie Featherston, Oren Peli, Jason Blum, Micah Sloat, Mark Friedrichs, Amber Armstrong, Ashley Palmer, Steven Schneider
Suspense Horror

The Stepfather PG-13

The story centers on the perfect stepfather's impact on the family dynamic.
Nelson McCormick, Amber Heard, Penn Badgley, Brian Burns, Dylan Walsh, Sela Ward, Amy Israel, Chad Hamilton
Thriller Horror
In Theaters
3 / 5
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The Ministers R

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

The Maid NR

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

The Janky Promoters R

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.
Terry Crews, Ice Cube, Mike Epps, Tamala Jones, Marcus Raboy, Matt Alvarez, Darris Love, Julio Oscar Mechoso
Comedy

The Little Traitor NR

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 R

A campy story of drugs, violence and a powerful, mysterious figure who goes by the name Black Dynamite.
Michael Jai White, Scott Sanders, Jon Steingart, Arsenio Hall, Jenny Wiener Steingart, Miguel Nunez
Comedy

Adventures of Power PG-13

In his quest to become the world's greatest air-drummer, a small-town mine-worker must overcome obstacles and ridicule to save the day.
Jane Lynch, Adrian Grenier, Andrea Sperling, Michael McKean, Ari Gold, Christopher Woodrow, Gill Holland
Comedy

New York, I Love You R

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.
Bradley Cooper, Justin Bartha, Hayden Christensen, Kevin Bacon, Shia LaBeouf, Blake Lively, James Caan, Ethan Hawke
Drama

Astro Boy PG

Set in futuristic Metro City, a young robot with incredible powers is created by a brilliant scientist to replace the son he has lost. Unable to fulfill the grieving father's expectations, the robot embarks on a journey in search of acceptance, experiencing betrayal and a netherworld of robot gladiators, before he returns to save Metro City and to reconcile with the man who had rejected him.
Donald Sutherland, Matt Lucas, Bill Nighy, Kristen Bell, Nicolas Cage, David Bowers, Freddie Highmore, Maryann Garger
Adventure Fantasy Sci-Fi Animation

Cirque Du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant PG-13

"Cirque Du Freak" tells the frightening tale of a boy 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.

14-year-old Darren (Chris Kelly) was like most kids in his suburban neighborhood. He hung out with his best friend, 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.
Ken Watanabe, John C. Reilly, Ewan Leslie, Lauren Shuler Donner, Chris Massoglia, Brian Helgeland, Salma Hayek, Josh Hutcherson
Drama Adventure Fantasy

Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas 3-D PG

Enter an extraordinary world filled with magic and wonder -- where every holiday has its own special land ... and imaginative, one-of-a-kind characters! "The Nightmare Before Christmas" tells the heartfelt tale of Jack Skellington, the Pumpkin King of Halloween Town, and all things that go bump in the night. Bored with the same old tricks and treats, he yearns for something more, and soon stumbles upon the glorious magic of Christmas Town! Jack decides to bring this joyful holiday back to Halloween Town. But as his dream to fill Santa's shoes unravels, it's up to Sally, the rag doll who loves him, to stitch things back together.
Tim Burton, Catherine O'Hara, Greg Proops, Caroline Thompson, Paul Reubens, Danny Elfman, Ed Ivory, William Hickey
Fantasy Musical Family Animation
In Theaters
5 / 5
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Saw VI R

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, Oren Koules, Costas Mandylor, Peter Block, Daniel J. Heffner, Marcus Dunstan, Tanedra Howard
Sequel Thriller Suspense Horror

Amelia PG

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, Ron Bass, Cherry Jones, Mira Nair, Richard Gere, Virginia Madsen, Christopher Eccleston, Joe Anderson
Drama Biography

Antichrist NR

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

Motherhood PG-13

A mother prepares for her daughter's sixth birthday party but has no idea of the challenges she's about to face.
Uma Thurman, Anthony Edwards, Minnie Driver, Katherine Dieckmann
Comedy

(Untitled) R

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.
Adam Goldberg, Eion Bailey, Jonathan Parker, Catherine di Napoli, Marley Shelton, Vinnie Jones
Drama

Stan Helsing R

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.
Kenan Thompson, Bo Zenga, Diora Baird, Steve Howey, Leslie Nielsen
Comedy

Ong Bak 2 R

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

Adventures of Power PG-13

In his quest to become the world's greatest air-drummer, a small-town mine-worker must overcome obstacles and ridicule to save the day.
Jane Lynch, Adrian Grenier, Andrea Sperling, Michael McKean, Ari Gold, Christopher Woodrow, Gill Holland
Comedy

The Yes Men Fix the World NR

Troublemaking duo Andy Bichlbaum and Mike Bonanno, posing as their industrious alter-egos, expose the people profiting from Hurricane Katrina, the faces behind the environmental disaster in Bhopal, and other shocking events.
Mike Bonanno, Andy Bichlbaum
Documentary

Michael Jackson's This Is It PG

Footage of Michael Jackson rehearsing for his planned series of comeback concerts.
Kenny Ortega, Michael Jackson
Documentary Music

The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day R

Some original characters (Billy Connolly, David Della Rocco, Brian Mahoney) are returning and some new characters (Clifton Collins Jr., JoJo Rhama) will be introduced into the sequel to The Boondock Saints (1999).
Troy Duffy, Billy Connolly, David Della Rocco, Brian Mahoney, Clifton Collins, JoJo Rhama, Miroslaw Baszak
Drama Action Sequel Thriller Crime

Gentlemen Broncos PG-13

The story follows a high school outcast who attends a camp for writers where his story gets ripped off by a legendary fantasy novelist.
Jemaine Clement, Jerusha Hess, Michael Angarano, Sam Rockwell, Jared Hess
Comedy
New York / Los Angeles
4 / 5
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Skin PG-13

Sandra Laing is a black child born in the 1950s to white Afrikaners, unaware of their black ancestry. Her parents are rural shopkeepers serving the local black community, who lovingly bring her up as their ‘white’ little girl. But at the age of ten, Sandra is driven out of white society. The film follows Sandra’s thirty-year journey from rejection to acceptance, betrayal to reconciliation, as she struggles to define her place in a changing world - and triumphs against all odds.
Anthony Fabian, Helen Crawley, Sophie Okonedo, Sam Neill, Alice Krige
Drama
New York / Los Angeles
3 / 5
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Looking for Palladin R

A young Hollywood player is drawn into a remote place looking for a quick deal and instead finds a sanctuary, a community, and ultimately himself.
Andrzej Krakowski
Comedy

The House of the Devil R

In the 1980s, college student Samantha Hughes takes a strange babysitting job that coincides with a full lunar eclipse. She slowly realizes her clients harbor a terrifying secret; they plan to use her in a satanic ritual.
Ti West, Jocelin Donahue
Thriller Horror