September 2009 Movies




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Extract

Joel, the owner of an Extract plant, tries to contend with myriad personal and professional problems, such as his potentially unfaithful wife and employees who want to take advantage of him. This film is written and directed by Mike Judge ("Office Space") and stars Jason Bateman, Ben Affleck, Mila Kunis and Kristen Wiig.
Ben Affleck, Kristen Wiig, Jason Bateman, Mila Kunis, John Altschuler, Dustin Milligan, Mike Judge, Michael Rotenberg
Comedy
Nationwide
3 / 5
Trailer Buy / Rent

All About Steve

Sandra Bullock plays eccentric crossword puzzle constructor Mary Horowitz who, after one short blind date, falls for handsome cable news cameraman Steve (Cooper). Convinced they are soul mates, Mary follows Steve across the country, encouraged by the self-serving actions of news reporter Hartman Hughes (Church). Along the way, Mary befriends an endearing group of oddballs who embrace her idiosyncrasies.
Sandra Bullock, Bradley Cooper, Ken Jeong, Phil Traill, Kim Barker, Thomas Haden Church, DJ Qualls, Nicholas Osborne
Comedy Romance
Nationwide
3 / 5
Trailer Buy / Rent

Gamer

The picture unfolds in a dystopian near-future, where computer devices are implanted in the brains of unlucky individuals, and the latest "craze" for a depraved few involves controlling the activities of these soulless guinea pigs. At the behest of the players, the subjects unwittingly participate in a massive, multiplayer online game called "Slayers"; its seemingly invincible hero (Gerard Butler) ranks as the most worshipped celebrity on the planet. As the story rolls on, however, he suddenly begins to wrest his own individuality away from the system and determines to destroy the entire framework of the game - while audiences of millions watch his every move.
Amber Valletta, Alison Lohman, Milo Ventimiglia, Michael C. Hall, Mark Neveldine, Brian Taylor, Logan Lerman, Gerard Butler
Fantasy Sci-Fi
Nationwide
3 / 5
Trailer Buy / Rent

Carriers

Four kids are driving through the desert on the way to the beach, their faces anything but cheery: this isnt Spring Break. Theyre trying to outrun the end of the world and each other. In Álex and David Pastors CARRIERS, no one is safe from the viral pandemic threatening to wipe out the human race. Determined to elude the deadly virus, Danny (LOU TAYLOR PUCCI), his brother Brian (CHRIS PINE), his girlfriend Bobby (PIPER PERABO) and Dannys school friend Kate (EMILY VANCAMP) speed across the Southwestern U.S. to reach a place of possible safety. Over the course of four days, the group is faced with moral decisions that no human should ever be forced to face. They discover that their greatest enemy is not the microbe attacking humanity, but the darkness within themselves.
Chris Pine, Alex Pastor, David Pastor, Anthony Bregman, Emily VanCamp, Piper Perabo, Ray Angelic, Lou Taylor Pucci
Drama Thriller Suspense

Sandstorm

Trapped at home for 12 days in a massive sandstorm, a policeman cares for his dying wife as they are run out of food and water and mourn the disappearance of their child in the storm.
Michael Mahonen
Drama

Aagey Se Right

Through a series of events which are beyond their control, a cop loses his gun and a terrorist loses his heart in Mumbai.
Indrajit Nattooji
Comedy
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9

When 9 (Elijah Wood) first comes to life, he finds himself in a post-apocalyptic world. All humans are gone, and it is only by chance that he discovers a small community of others like him taking refuge from fearsome machines that roam the earth intent on their extinction. Despite being the neophyte of the group, 9 convinces the others that hiding will do them no good. They must take the offensive if they are to survive, and they must discover why the machines want to destroy them in the first place. As they'll soon come to learn, the very future of civilization may depend on them.
Timur Bekmambetov, Jennifer Connelly, Tim Burton, Christopher Plummer, John C. Reilly, Martin Landau, Shane Acker, Jim Lemley
Adventure Fantasy Sci-Fi Animation
Nationwide
4 / 5
Trailer Buy / Rent

Repo Chick

The story will unfold against the backdrop of the credit crunch and the subprime mortgage crisis in the US, where repossessions of homes, cars and other forms of property is at a new high.
Miguel Sandoval, David Lynch, Jaclyn Jonet, Alex Feldman, Chloe Webb, Del Zamora, Alex Cox, Eric Bassett
Action Comedy

Crude

Documentary focuses on the lawsuit by tens of thousands of Ecuadorans against Chevron over contamination of the Ecuadorean Amazon.
Joe Berlinger
Documentary

Walt & El Grupo

At the request of the U.S. government, Walt Disney and fellow artists travel to South America to shore up relations during World War II.
Theodore Thomas
Documentary
Los Angeles
3 / 5
Trailer Buy / Rent

Tyler Perry's I Can Do Bad All by Myself

See what happens when a family is torn apart by one sister’s selfishness and another sister’s refusal to let go of the lover of her life. All the while, Madea is in rare form and is determined to get and keep the family together.
Tyler Perry, Taraji P. Henson, Reuben Cannon, Mary J. Blige, Roger Bobb, Hope Olaide Wilson, Brian White
Comedy Remake
Nationwide
4 / 5
Trailer Buy / Rent

Sorority Row

When five sorority girls inadvertently cause the murder of one of their sisters in a prank gone wrong, they agree to keep the matter to themselves and never speak of it again, so they can get on with their lives. This proves easier said than done, when after graduation a mysterious killer goes after the five of them and anyone who knows their secret...
Jamie Chung, Rumer Willis, Matt Lanter, Stewart Hendler, Mike Karz, Darrin Holender, Pete Goldfinger, Josh Stolberg
Thriller Suspense Horror Teen
Nationwide
4 / 5
Trailer Buy / Rent

Whiteout

Carrie Stetko, the lone U.S. Marshal assigned to Antarctica, is investigating the continent's first murder, which draws her into a shocking mystery. Now, with only three days until winter, Carrie must solve the crime before Antarctica is plunged into darkness and she is stranded with the killer.
Kate Beckinsale, Dominic Sena, Greg Rucka, Columbus Short, Don Carmody, Joel Silver, Susan Downey, David Gambino
Thriller Suspense
Nationwide
3 / 5
Trailer Buy / Rent

Beyond a Reasonable Doubt

A newsman intentionally frames himself for a murder he didn't commit in order to point out the dangers of circumstantial evidence and to expose an overzealous district attorney who has manipulated evidence in the past to gain convictions. Everything is going as planned until his friend, the one person who can exonerate him, is killed.
Michael Douglas, Joel Moore, Peter Hyams, Orlando Jones, Aaron Ray, Ted Hartley, Jesse Metcalfe, Amber Tamblyn
Drama Crime Remake

Broken Hill

Tommy was born and raised on a rocky, drought ridden sheep station in the middle of the Australian Outback. He works at the station and does all he can to appease his demanding father but in his heart wants to be a great musician. That all changes when Tommy meets his new classmate Kat, a bold and brash beauty, who at first doesn't notice him at all. As Tommy tries desperately to get her attention his antics cause him to fall into hot water with the local police. He luckily escapes jail and chooses to do community service at the nearby prison to stay out of trouble. Soon the stakes for Tommy are raised when his music teacher and mentor lands him an audition for the elite music conservatorium. Against all odds, Tommy gains the affections of Kat, finds a way to reconcile with his father and conducts the concert of his life.
Dagen Merrill, Alexa Vega, Timothy Hutton
Drama Musical

No Impact Man: The Documentary

Colin Beavan, author, and newly self-proclaimed environmentalist, decides to leave behind a life of liberal complacency for a vow to make zero environmental impact for one year. No more automated transportation, no more electricity, no more non-local food, no more material consumption... no problem. That is, until his espresso-guzzling, Prada-worshipping wife Michelle, and their young toddler, enter the fray.
Laura Gabbert, Justin Schein, Eden Wurmfeld
Documentary
New York / Los Angeles
Trailer Buy / Rent
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Bright Star

The story centers on the three-year romance between 19th century poet John Keats and Fanny Brawne, which is cut short by Keats' untimely death at age 25.
Ben Whishaw, Jane Campion, Abbie Cornish
Drama Romance
New York
4 / 5
Info Buy / Rent
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Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs

Bill Hader will voice Flint Lockwood, a young inventor who dreams of creating something that will improve everyone's life. Anna Faris, who recently turned heads as the star of the comedy hit The House Bunny, takes on the role of Sam Sparks, a weathergirl covering the phenomenon who hides her intelligence behind a perky exterior. James Caan plays Tim Lockwood, Flint's technophobic father. Andy Samberg plays Brent, the town bully who has plagued Flint since childhood. Bruce Campbell plays Mayor Shelbourne, who figures out that Flint's invention can put the town, and more importantly himself, on the map. Mr. T plays the by-the-rules town cop Earl Devereaux, and Tracy Morgan takes on the role of Earl's rule-breaking son, Cal.
Anna Faris, Andy Samberg, Chris Miller, Bill Hader, Tracy Morgan, Phil Lord, Pam Marsden, James Caan
Comedy Family Kids Animation
Nationwide
4 / 5
Trailer Buy / Rent

Jennifer's Body

When small-town high school hottie Jennifer (Megan Fox) is possessed by a hungry demon, guys who never stood a chance with her, take on new luster in the light of Jennifer's insatiable appetite.
Megan Fox, J.K. Simmons, Jason Reitman, Mason Novick, Johnny Simmons, Adam Brody, Amanda Seyfried, Karyn Kusama
Thriller Suspense Horror
Nationwide
3 / 5
Trailer Buy / Rent

Love Happens

A widower writes a book about grieving that turns him into a phenomenon. Reinvented as a charismatic self-help guru, he falls for a woman at a seminar and is forced to confront the fact that he hasn't come to grips with his own loss.
Mary Parent, Jennifer Aniston, Scott Stuber, Aaron Eckhart, John Carroll Lynch, Dan Fogler, Judy Greer, Brandon Camp
Drama
Nationwide
2 / 5
Trailer Buy / Rent

The Informant!

What was Mark Whitacre thinking? A rising star at agri-industry giant Archer Daniels Midland (ADM), Whitacre suddenly turns whistleblower. Even as he exposes his company's multi-national price-fixing conspiracy to the FBI, Whitacre envisions himself being hailed as a hero of the common man and handed a promotion. But before all that can happen, the FBI needs evidence, so Whitacre eagerly agrees to wear a wire and carry a hidden tape recorder in his briefcase, imagining himself as a kind of de facto secret agent. Unfortunately for the FBI, their lead witness hasn't been quite so forthcoming about helping himself to the corporate coffers. Whitacre's ever-changing account frustrates the agents and threatens the case against ADM as it becomes almost impossible to decipher what is real and what is the product of Whitacre's rambling imagination. Based on the true story of the highest-ranking corporate whistleblower in U.S. history.
George Clooney, Matt Damon, Steven Soderbergh, Kurt Eichenwald, Scott Z. Burns, Tony Hale, Joel McHale, Jeff Skoll
Action Adventure Crime
Nationwide
3 / 5
Trailer Buy / Rent

Pretty Ugly People

A dying woman wishes to bring six estranged friends together in the Montana wilderness. Upon arriving, the friends discover the situation isn't what they expected.
Missi Pyle, Tate Taylor
Comedy

Fuel

A comprehensive documentary looking at energy in America, reliance on oil and the potential of alternative energy sources.
Joshua Tickell, Johnny O'Hara
Documentary

Disgrace

John Malkovich stars as David Lurie, a South African professor who gets involved with a student and is fired. After moving to the Eastern Cape to stay with his daughter, he becomes wrapped up in racial politics.
Scott Cooper, Steve Jacobs, Anna Maria Monticelli, John Malkovich, Eriq Ebouaney
Drama
New York
4 / 5
Trailer Buy / Rent

The Burning Plain

The Burning Plain" weaves together two storylines taking place in the past and present. A romantic mystery about a woman on the edge who takes an emotional journey back to the defining moment of her life. Oscar-winner Charlize Theron plays Sylvia, a beautiful restaurant manager whose cool, professional demeanor masks the sexually charged storm within. When a stranger from Mexico confronts her with her mysterious past, Sylvia is launched into a journey through space and time that inextricably connects her to these disparate characters, all of whom are grappling with their own romantic destinies. In Mexico, a young motherless girl, Maria (Tessa Ia), lives happily with her father and his best friend until a tragic accident changes it all. In the New Mexico border town of Las Cruces, two teenagers, Mariana (Jennifer Lawrence) and Santiago (JD Pardo), find love in the aftermath of their parents’ sudden deaths. In an abandoned trailer, a housewife, Gina (Oscar-winner Kim Basinger), embarks on a passionate affair that will put Sylvia and the others on a collision course with the explosive power of forbidden love.
Charlize Theron, Todd Wagner, Kim Basinger, Mark Cuban, Martin Papazian, Guillermo Arriaga, Walter Parkes, Laurie MacDonald
Drama

Blind Date

An estranged couple is desperately trying to reconcile after the tragic death of their daughter. Unable to face either their grief or each other, they go on a series of "blin dates", each placing personal ads in the paper and pretending to be strangers when they meet. They do this over and over again, playing a series of different roles, in an attempt to overcome the pain and rebuild their shattered relationship.
Stanley Tucci, Patricia Clarkson, Nicolas Stiliadis, Thijs Romer
Drama

Paris

Romain Duris plays a dancer who is home-ridden when he suffers from heart disease. Instead of dancing, he watches as the city and its dwellers entertain him.
Romain Duris, Cédric Klapisch, Bruno Levy, Juliette Binoche
Drama Comedy

Capitalism: A Love Story

"Capitalism: A Love Story" will explore the root causes of the global economic meltdown and take a comical look at the corporate and political shenanigans that culminated in what Moore described as “the biggest robbery in the history of this country” - the massive transfer of U.S. taxpayer money to private financial institutions.
Michael Moore
Documentary
New York / Los Angeles
2 / 5
Trailer Buy / Rent

Surrogates

People are living their lives remotely from the safety of their own homes via robotic surrogates—sexy, physically perfect mechanical representations of themselves. It’s an ideal world where crime, pain, fear and consequences don’t exist. When the first murder in years jolts this utopia, FBI agent Greer (BRUCE WILLIS) discovers a vast conspiracy behind the surrogate phenomenon and must abandon his own surrogate, risking his life to unravel the mystery.
Rosamund Pike, David Hoberman, Bruce Willis, Elizabeth Banks, Todd LIeberman, Ving Rhames, Jonathan Mostow, Todd Arnow
Adventure Fantasy Sci-Fi Family
Nationwide
4 / 5
Trailer Buy / Rent

Fame

A reinvention of the original Oscar®-winning hit film, "Fame" follows a talented group of dancers, singers, actors, and artists over four years at the New York City High School of Performing Arts, a diverse, creative powerhouse where students from all walks of life are given a chance to live out their dreams and achieve real and lasting fame...the kind that comes only from talent, dedication, and hard work.

In an incredibly competitive atmosphere, plagued by self-doubt, each student’s passion will be put to the test. In addition to their artistic goals, they have to deal with everything else that goes along with high school, a tumultuous time full of schoolwork, deep friendships, budding romance, and self-discovery. As each student strives for his or her moment in the spotlight, they’ll discover who among them has the innate talent and necessary discipline to succeed. With the love and support of their friends and fellow artists, they’ll find out who amongst them will achieve "Fame"…
Allison Burnett, Aline Brosh McKenna, Paul McGill, Collins Pennie, Walter Perez, Megan Mullally, Kelsey Grammer, Becky Sloviter
Drama Remake Musical
Nationwide
4 / 5
Trailer Buy / Rent

Pandorum

In "Pandorum", actors, Dennis Quaid ("Vantage Point", "The Express") and Ben Foster ("3:10 to Yuma", "Alpha Dog"), join Cam Gigandet ("Never Back Down", "Twilight"), Cung Le ("Tekken", Fighting"), newcomer Antje Traue and director Christian Alvart ("Antibodies") to tell the terrifying story of two crew members stranded on a spacecraft who quickly realize they are not alone. Two astronauts awaken in a hyper-sleep chamber aboard a seemingly abandoned spacecraft. It's pitch black, they are disoriented, and the only sound is a low rumble and creak from the belly of the spacecraft. They can't remember anything - who are they, what is their mission? The only way out of the chamber is a dark and narrow airshaft. Corporal Bower (Foster), the younger of the two, crawls inside, while the other, Lt. Payton (Quaid), stays behind for guidance on a radio transmitter. As Bower ventures deeper and deeper into the ship, he begins to uncover a terrifying reality. Slowly the spacecraft's shocking and deadly secrets come unraveled, and the astronauts realize that the survival of mankind hinges on their actions.
Ben Foster, Dennis Quaid, Norman Reedus, Antje Traue, Jeremy Bolt, Christian Alvart, Martin Moszkowicz, Travis Milloy
Drama Fantasy Thriller Suspense Sci-Fi
Nationwide
3 / 5
Trailer Buy / Rent

Paranormal Activity

After a young, middle class couple moves into what seems like a typical suburban “starter” tract house, they become increasingly disturbed by a presence that may or may not be somehow demonic but is certainly most active in the middle of the night. Especially when they sleep. Or try to.
Jason Blum, Steven Schneider, Katie Featherston, Oren Peli, Micah Sloat, Mark Friedrichs, Amber Armstrong, Ashley Palmer
Suspense Horror

The Pool Boys

A Harvard-bound valedictorian heads to Los Angeles to work for his charming and successful cousin Roger. Roger isn't quite the accomplished businessman he's made himself out to be and now works as a pool boy. A series of mishaps force Alex and Roger to squat in the stunning mansion of one of Roger's clients, where they join forces with Laura, a local escort, to start an escort business.
Efren Ramirez, J.B. Rogers, Stuart Gibbs, Julie O'Hora, Justin Ware, Matthew Lillard, Rachelle Lefevre
Comedy

The Boys Are Back

The true story of a man who must suddenly raise his two sons alone after the untimely passing of his second wife. The ill-prepared Joe, who is dealing with his own loss, is confronted with the daily challenges of parenthood while coping with his young son Artie's expressions of grief. They soon are joined by Harry, Joe's teenage son from his first marriage, who brings his own personal "baggage" into the mix. Without a roadmap for how to move forward, the three boys decide its best to leave the conventional rules and responsibilities of the grown-up world behind and lead a life based on the mantra 'just say yes.' When things go terribly awry, Joe is forced to step up and behave like a parent, but must figure out how to do so without completely abandoning the joy and exuberance shared in their more child-like world.
Clive Owen, Scott Hicks, Alan Cubitt, Emma Booth, Laura Fraser
Drama Adaptation

Coco Before Chanel

"Coco Before Chanel" is the story of Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel, who began her life as headstrong orphan, and through an extraordinary journey became the legendary couturier who embodied the modern woman and became a timeless symbol of success, freedom and style. The film portrays the formative years of Chanel's life, the years of Chanel spent discovering and inventing herself.
Anne Fontaine, Caroline Benjo, Christopher Hampton, Audrey Tautou, Philippe Carcassonne, Camille Fontaine, Anne Wiazemsky, Emmanuelle Devos
Drama Biography

The Other Man

"The Other Man" tells the story of Peter (Liam Neeson) who discovers that his wife Lisa (Laura Linney) has been receiving emails and mobile messages from Ralph (Antonio Banderas), a man he never knew existed. Peter's obsession with this unknown rival escalates and, against the advice of his daughter Abigail (Romola Garai), a hurt and vengeful Peter flies to Milan to seek out the mysterious Ralph and the truth about his relationship with Lisa.
Antonio Banderas, Laura Linney, Liam Neeson, Richard Eyre, Bernhard Schlink, Romola Garai
Drama

I Hope They Serve Beer In Hell

"I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell" chronicles Tucker Max’s (Matt Czuchry) trip to a friend’s bachelor party. On that trip, Tucker gets the groom into trouble then abandons him to pursue his own carnal pleasures. After getting banned from the wedding, Max must attempt to get back into his friend’s favor.
Jesse Bradford, Richard Kelly, Aaron Ray, Matt Czuchry, Bob Gosse, Karen Firestone, Ted Hamm, Tucker Max
Comedy

What's Your Raashee?

A young man has only ten days to locate his soulmate as dictated by the stars, otherwise he could lose a fortune. He thus embarks on a journey through love, looking through twelve girls to find the one who fits his horoscope.
Ashutosh Gowariker, Naushil Mehta, Priyanka Chopra
Comedy Romance

Brief Interviews With Hideous Men

After her boyfriend mysteriously leaves her with little explanation, grad student Sara Quinn is left looking for answers as to what went wrong. Directing all her energies into her anthropological dissertation, Sara conducts a series of interviews with men in an effort to uncover the secret thoughts that drive their behavior. As she records the astonishing and disquieting experiences of various subjects, Sara discovers much more about men and herself than she bargained for.
Bobby Cannavale, Dominic Cooper, Christopher Meloni, Julianne Nicholson, Michael Cerveris, John Krasinski, Eva Kolodner, Yael Melamede
Documentary

The Providence Effect

A year after his arrival, Paul J. Adams became principal of Providence St. Mel, only to be told the following year that Chicago’s archdiocese was going to close the school. After orchestrating a fundraising campaign that received national and local media attention, funds poured in and enabled Adams to buy the school from the Sisters of Providence and convert it to a not-for-profit independent school. He then set about achieving a new goal: To turn Providence St. Mel into a first rank college preparatory school, and its African-American student body into a corps of driven, disciplined, high achieving students.
Rollin Binzer, Tom Hurvis
Documentary