September 2007 Movies

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The Brothers Solomon

Good-hearted and well-meaning, but socially inept and clueless about the ways of women, the brothers Solomon would like to grant their dad his dying wish and provide him with a grandchild.
Bob Odenkirk, Will Forte, Malin Akerman, Tom Werner, Matt Berenson, Will Arnett, Chi McBride, Kristin Wiig
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I Want Someone to Eat Cheese With

A poignant and humorous look at a man in search of a soul mate. James is a frustrated and underappreciated Chicago actor who lives with his mother and has only really wanted three things in life: someone to love him, a great part, and to lose weight. Unfortunately, he is 0 for 3. His girlfriend dumps him, he loses the title role in a remake of Paddy Chayefsky's "Marty" to teen idol Aaron Carter, and he sneaks out of an Overeaters Anonymous meeting only to wind up at an ice cream parlor. There, he meets Beth who quickly wins his heart but will this cause James more problems than it solves? Or has he finally found someone to eat cheese with?
Jeff Garlin, Rob Kolson, Sarah Silverman, Bonnie Hunt, David Pasquesi, Mina Kolb
Comedy Romance

Shoot 'Em Up

A gritty, fast-paced action thriller, "Shoot 'Em Up" kicks into high gear with a memorable opening scene and never relents. Clive Owen stars as Mr. Smith, a mysterious loner who teams up with an unlikely ally (Monica Belluci) to protect a newborn baby from a determined criminal (Paul Giamatti) who hunts them throughout the bowels of the city.
Clive Owen, Paul Giamatti, Michael Davis, Don Murphy, Susan Montford, Rick Bennatar, Monica Bellucci, Greg Bryk
Drama Suspense Crime Gangster

The Hunting Party

A young journalist (Eisenberg), a seasoned cameraman (Howard) and a discredited journalist (Gere) embark on an unauthorized mission to find the no. 1 war criminal in Bosnia. They find themselves in serious jeopardy when they are mistaken as a CIA hit squad and their target decides to come after them.
Jesse Eisenberg, Richard Shepard, Mark Johnson, Richard Gere, Terrence Howard, Mark Ivanir, Goran Kostic
Drama War

3:10 to Yuma

In Arizona in the late 1800's, infamous outlaw Ben Wade (Crowe) and his vicious gang of thieves and murderers have plagued the Southern Railroad. When Wade is captured, Civil War veteran Dan Evans (Christian Bale), struggling to survive on his drought-plagued ranch, volunteers to deliver him alive to the "3:10 to Yuma", a train that will take the killer to trial. On the trail, Evans and Wade, each from very different worlds, begin to earn each other's respect. But with Wade's outfit on their trail – and dangers at every turn – the mission soon becomes a violent, impossible journey toward each man's destiny.
Russell Crowe, Christian Bale, Stuart Beattie, James Mangold, Ben Foster, Stuart M. Besser, Derek Haas, Peter Fonda
Drama Western Remake
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Mr. Woodcock

John Farley, author of a best-selling self-help book about letting go of the past, violates his own advice when he returns to his small hometown to receive the community's highest honor. While there, John learns, to his horror, that his widowed mother, Beverly, is engaged to be married to none other than Mr. Woodcock, the gym teacher whose sadistic exploits were the bane of John's youth. Abetted by his nerdy old pal, Nedderman, John plots to break-up the relationship. But their well-laid plans go awry.
Craig Gillespie, Brian Inerfeld, Seann William Scott, Diana Pokorny, Bob Cooper, Karen Lunder, Michael Carnes, Josh Gilbert

Feast of Love

The story revolves around a community of friends in Oregon, exploring the magical, mysterious and sometimes painful incarnations of love.
Radha Mitchell, Stana Katic, Morgan Freeman, Billy Burke, Greg Kinnear, Alexa Davalos, Robert Benton, Lori McCreary
Drama Romance

Eastern Promises

The mysterious and ruthless Nikolai is tied to one of London's most notorious organized crime families. His carefully maintained existence is jarred when he crosses paths with Anna, an innocent midwife trying to right a wrong, who accidentally uncovers potential evidence against the family. Now Nikolai must put into motion a harrowing chain of murder, deceit, and retribution.
Naomi Watts, David Cronenberg, Stephen Garrett, Jeff Abberley, Steve Knight, Viggo Mortensen, David Thompson, Vincent Cassel
Drama Thriller Suspense


Justin Theroux makes his directorial debut with "Dedication", a love story in which a misanthropic, emotionally complex author of a hit children's book series (Billy Crudup) is forced to team with a beautiful illustrator (Mandy Moore) after his best friend and creative collaborator (Tom Wilkinson) passes away.
Billy Crudup, Harvey Keitel, Justin Theroux, Celine Rattray, Galt Niederhoffer, Daniela Taplin, David Bromberg, Mia Farrow
Comedy Romance

Ira and Abby

Ira and Abby marry on the spur of the moment, which leads to a chain of affairs involving their parents, exes and therapists.
Frances Conroy, Matthew Del Negro, Jennifer Todd, Brad Zions, Hayden Adams, Ken Barnett, Brad Bellamy, Mary Louise Burke
Comedy Romance

In the Valley of Elah

Tommy Lee Jones will play a career soldier whose son mysteriously goes AWOL, shortly after returning to the U.S. from the front lines in Iraq. Charlize Theron will play a local police detective who helps him get to the bottom of the soldier's disappearance.
Paul Haggis, Tommy Lee Jones, Charlize Theron, James Franco, Frances Fisher, Jason Patric, Larry Becsey, Tim McGraw
Drama War

The Brave One

New York radio host Erica Bain has a life that she loves and a fiancé she adores. All of it is taken from her when a brutal attack leaves Erica badly wounded and her fiancé dead. Unable to move past the tragedy, Erica begins prowling the city streets at night to track down the men she holds responsible. Her dark pursuit of justice catches the public's attention, and the city is riveted by her anonymous exploits. But with the NYPD desperate to find the culprit and a dogged police detective hot on her trail, she must decide whether her quest for revenge is truly the right path, or if she is becoming the very thing she is trying to stop.
Joel Silver, Jodie Foster, Naveen Andrews, Mary Steenburgen, Neil Jordan, Cynthia Mort, Michael Seitzman, Rod Taylor
Drama Thriller Suspense
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Final Draft

"Punchy" is a feature film about a screenwriter (James Van Der Beek) who locks himself in his apartment for 32 days in order to complete a script against a "drop dead" cut-off date. The solitude gradually alters his reality into a living nightmare.
Robert Wilson, Patrick Cameron, Harvey Glazer, Darryn Lucie, James Van Der Beek, Lewin Webb, Kate Harrison
Thriller Suspense

Resident Evil: Extinction

The third and final installment of the $100 million "Resident Evil" hits, "Resident Evil: Extinction" is again based on the wildly popular video game series and picks up where the last film left off. Alice (Milla Jovovich), now in hiding in the Nevada desert, once again joins forces with Carlos Olivera (Oded Fehr) and L.J. (Mike Epps), along with new survivors Claire (Ali Larter), K-Mart (Spencer Locke) and Nurse Betty (Ashanti) to try to eliminate the deadly virus that threatens to make every human being undead... and to seek justice. Since being captured by the Umbrella Corporation, Alice has been subjected to biogenic experimentation and becomes genetically altered, with super-human strengths, senses and dexterity. These skills, and more, will be needed if anyone is to remain alive.
Spencer Locke, Robert Kulzer, Paul W.S. Anderson, Mike Epps, Sienna Guillory, Iain Glen, Ali Larter, Russell Mulcahy
Action Adventure Sequel Fantasy Sci-Fi

Sydney White

The film is set among students in their freshman year of college in the Greek system. Rachel rules the Kappa Phi Sorority, she's the reigning #1 hottie on UPAC's "hot or not" website, she is used to being the fairest of them all and her sorority sisters are more like servants than friends. She judges pledges based on the blondeness of their hair, their family's net worth and their political connections, so it drives her insane when Sydney White (Amanda Bynes), the daughter of a plumber (and a brunette, no less), challenges Rachel's status on campus and steals Rachel's would-be boyfriend Blaine, the President of the Tri Omega Fraternity, away from her.
John Schneider, Jeremy Howard, Joe Nussbaum, James G. Robinson, David Robinson, Clifford Werber, Chad Creasey, Sara Paxton

The Jane Austen Book Club

The story centers on six Californians who join to discuss Jane Austen's novels. Over the six months they meet, marriages are tested, affairs begin, unsuitable arrangements become suitable, and love happens.
Emily Blunt, Julie Lynn, Maggie Grace, Marc Blucas, Robin Swicord, Diana Napper, Josh Lucas, Ellen Burstyn

Into the Wild

"Into the Wild" is based on a true story and the bestselling book by Jon Krakauer. After graduating from Emory University in 1992, top student and athlete Christopher McCandless (Hirsch) abandons his possessions, gave his entire $24,000 savings account to charity and hitchhiked to Alaska to live in the wilderness. Along the way, Christopher encounters a series of characters that shape his life.
Marcia Gay Harden, Sean Penn, Catherine Keener, William Hurt, David Blocker, Art Linson, Bill Pohlad, Jon Krakauer
Drama Adventure

The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford

An action western surrounding the private life and public exploits of America's most notorious outlaw, Jesse James. As the charismatic and unpredictable outlaw plans his next great robbery, he wages war on his enemies, who are trying to collect the reward money--and the glory--that is riding on his capture. However, the greatest threat to Jesse's life may ultimately come from those he trusts the most.
Ridley Scott, Sam Rockwell, Brad Pitt, Mary-Louise Parker, Jeremy Renner, Sam Shepard, Andrew Dominik, Tony Scott
Drama Action Adventure Western

Good Luck Chuck

It all started when Charlie Kagan was 10 years old. Breaking the cardinal rules of spin-the-bottle, Charlie refused to lip-lock with a demented Goth girl--and she put a hex on him. Now, 25 years later, Charlie is a successful dentist... and still cursed. While his plastic surgeon best friend, Stu, pursues as many of his patients as possible, Charlie can't seem to find the right girl. Even worse, he discovers at an ex-girlfriend's wedding that every woman he's ever slept with has found true love--with the next guy after him. Before he knows it, Charlie's reputation as a "good luck charm" has women--from sexy strangers to his overweight receptionist--lining up for a quickie. But a life filled with all sex and no love has Charlie lonelier than ever--that is, until he meets Cam. An accident-prone penguin specialist, Cam is as hard-to-get as she is beautiful. But when a genuine romance develops, Charlie realizes he's got to find a way to break his good-luck curse... before the girl of his dreams winds up with the next guy she meets.
Jessica Alba, Mike Karz, Barry Katz, Josh Stolberg, Michelle Harrison, Mark Helfrich, Brian Volk-Weiss, Dane Cook
Comedy Romance


Ian Curtis has aspirations beyond the trappings of small town life in 1970's England. Wanting to emulate his musical heroes, such as David Bowie and Iggy Pop, he joins a band, and his musical ambition begins to thrive. Soon though, the everyday fears and emotions, that fuel his music, slowly begin to eat away at him. Married young, with a daughter, he is distracted from his family commitments by a new love and the growing expectations of his band, Joy Division. The strain manifests itself in his health. With epilepsy adding to his guilt and depression, desperation takes hold. Surrendering to the weight on his shoulders, Ian's tortured soul consumes him.
Orian Williams, Sam Riley, Anton Corbijn, Todd Eckert, Matt Greenhalgh, Samantha Morton
Drama Biography

The Game Plan

A story centered around a rugged superstar quarterback Joe Kingman, whose Boston-based team is chasing a championship. A 'serial bachelor', Kingman is living the ultimate fantasy: he's rich, famous and the life of the party. But this dream is suddenly sacked for a loss when he discovers the 7-year-old daughter he never knew he had--the product of a final fling he had, years prior, before parting ways with his young wife. Now, during the most important time in his career, he must figure out how to juggle his parties, practices and dates with the newfound ballet classes, bedtime stories and dolls that come with his daughter. Equally perplexed is his hard-edged mega-agent, Stella, herself without a parental bone in her body. Despite the often comedic misadventures that come with being a new father, Joe discovers that there's more to life than money, endorsements and thousands of adoring fans: the love and care of one very special small fan is the only thing that matters.
Dwayne Johnson, Kathryn Price, Kyra Sedgwick, Mark Ciardi, Gordon Gray, Morris Chestnut, Nicole Millard, Roselyn Sanchez

The Seeker: The Dark is Rising

In the movie, Will (Alexander Ludwig) is befriended by the mischievous Merriman Lyon (played by Ian McShane) and the ethereal Miss Greythorne (Frances Conroy). Will must gather the six Signs, or mystical medallions, in order to combat the Dark. But Will faces a potent adversary, called simply the Black Rider (Christopher Eccleston), a malevolent figure on a massive horse, whose goal is to stop Will and seduce him to the Dark.
John Hodge, Frances Conroy, David L. Cunningham, Marc Platt, Christopher Eccleston, Emma Lockhart, Gary Entin, Ron Schmidt
Action Adventure Fantasy Family Kids

The Itty Bitty Titty Committee

A woman finds her purpose in life after she hooks up with a radical underground feminist group.
Jamie Babbit, Andrea Sperling, Lisa Thrasher, Melonie Diaz, Nicole Vicius, Carly Pope, Daniela Sea, Melanie Mayron

Lust, Caution

Shanghai, 1942. The World War II Japanese occupation of this Chinese city continues in force. Mrs. Mak, a woman of sophistication and means, walks into a cafe, places a call, and then sits and waits. She remembers how her story began several years earlier, in 1938 China. She is not in fact Mrs. Mak, but shy Wong Chia Chi. With WWII underway, Wong has been left behind by her father, who has escaped to England. As a freshman at university, she meets fellow student Kuang Yu Min. Kuang has started a drama society to shore up patriotism. As the theater troupe's new leading lady, Wong realizes that she has found her calling, able to move and inspire audiences--and Kuang. He convenes a core group of students to carry out a radical and ambitious plan to assassinate a top Japanese collaborator, Mr. Yee. Each student has a part to play; Wong will be Mrs. Mak, who will gain Yee's trust by befriending his wife and then draw the man into an affair. Wong transforms herself utterly inside and out, and the scenario proceeds as scripted--until an unexpectedly fatal twist spurs her to flee. Shanghai, 1941. With no end in sight for the occupation, Wong--having emigrated from Hong Kong--goes through the motions of her existence. Much to her surprise, Kuang re-enters her life. Now part of the organized resistance, he enlists her to again become Mrs. Mak in a revival of the plot to kill Yee, who as head of the collaborationist secret service has become even more a key part of the puppet government. As Wong reprises her earlier role, and is drawn ever closer to her dangerous prey, she finds her very identity being pushed to the limit...
Tony Leung, Bill Kong, James Schamus, Wang Hui-Lang, Eileen Chang, Tang Wei, Wang Lee Hom

December Boys

A story of four orphan teenagers growing up behind the closed doors of a catholic convent in outback Australia. For years the boys watch the younger orphaned kids leave with their newly adopted parents, and have finally come to the realization their time may never come. The Reverend Mother gives the boys something to look forward to by sending them to visit the seaside for the first time. Their long awaited vacation doesn't turn out the way they planned until they meet Teresa and Fearless, a young autocratic couple who would make the perfect parents. Now as grown men, they reflect back on the '60s when, as boys, they spent their first tumultuous summer by the sea, as they sabotaged each other's efforts to be the 'chosen one'--only to discover that the real meaning behind what it is to be a family.
Daniel Radcliffe, Lee Cormie, Teresa Palmer, Rod Hardy, Marc Rosenberg, Christian Byers, James Fraser, Victoria Hill

The Kingdom

A team of U.S. counter-terrorism investigators set out to find the perpetrators behind a deadly attack on Americans in a Middle Eastern country. In order to work through the bureaucracy and cultural hostility, the team enlists a local police officer, but still finds itself target for the terrorists.
Jamie Foxx, Jason Bateman, Michael Mann, Chris Cooper, Jeremy Piven, Peter Berg, Michael Carnahan, Jennifer Garner