September 2010 Movies




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The American

Academy Award winner George Clooney stars in the title role of this suspense thriller, filmed on location in Italy. Alone among assassins, Jack (Clooney) is a master craftsman. When a job in Sweden ends more harshly than expected for this American abroad, he vows to his contact Larry (Bruce Altman) that his next assignment will be his last. Jack reports to the Italian countryside, where he holes up in a small town and relishes being away from death for a spell. The assignment, as specified by a Belgian woman, Mathilde (Thekla Reuten of "In Bruges"), is in the offing as a weapon is constructed. Surprising himself, Jack seeks out the friendship of local priest Father Benedetto (Italian stage and screen veteran Paolo Bonacelli) and pursues romance with local woman Clara (Italian leading lady Violante Placido). But by stepping out of the shadows, Jack may be tempting fate.
George Clooney, Grant Heslov, Anton Corbijn, Rowan Joffe, Thekla Reuten, Violante Placido, Paolo Bonacelli, Anne Carey
Drama Thriller
Nationwide
3 / 5
Trailer Buy / Rent

My Dog Tulip

Based on the 1956 British novel by J.R. Ackerley, "My Dog Tulip" follows a 14-year friendship between Ackerley and his German Shepherd, Tulip, after the writer rescued the dog.
Christopher Plummer, Paul Fierlinger, Sandra Fierlinger, Norman Twain, Howard Kaminsky, Frank Pellegrino, Isabella Rossellini, Lynn Redgrave
Adventure Family Kids Animation
New York
3 / 5
Info Buy / Rent
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Machete

He looked like just another day laborer from the streets, and the perfect fall guy for a crooked political assassination. But he turned out to be Machete (Danny Trejo), a legendary ex-federale with a deadly attitude and the skills to match.
Quentin Tarantino, Michelle Rodriguez, Jessica Alba, Danny Trejo, Robert Rodriguez, Steven Seagal, Cheech Marin, Ethan Maniquis
Action Adventure Spin-off
Nationwide
4 / 5
Trailer Buy / Rent

Going the Distance

Erin and Garrett are good together--even when they're apart. When aspiring journalist Erin (Drew Barrymore) moves to San Francisco to finish her last year of school, boyfriend Garrett (Justin Long), an assistant music scout, stays in Manhattan to pursue his ambitions and wait on that promotion he's been promised. With a webcam connection and frequent flier miles, the two gamely navigate the pitfalls and miscommunications of their bi-coastal romance, dodging bad advice from friends and some predatory singles who won't take "taken" for an answer. But when it seems their wait is almost over, Erin scores her dream job in California just as Garrett's career heats up in New York. The big breaks they've been hoping for could break them up for good...unless their love can truly go the distance.
Garrett Grant, Jason Sudeikis, Drew Barrymore, Justin Long, Adam Shankman, Jennifer Gibgot, Nanette Burstein, Ron Livingston
Comedy Romance
Nationwide
3 / 5
Trailer Buy / Rent

White Wedding

Elvis sets off from Johannesburg to travel the 1800 kilometers that lie between him and his bride to be. They are to be married on Saturday. Firrst stop is Durban by Greyhound, but he misses the bus, misses his bachelor party and then things get worse.
Jann Turner
Comedy Romance

We Are Family

Maya's life revolves around her three children, who think nothing less than the world of her. Despite being divorced from her husband, Maya has ensured that everything runs smoothly in her house, under her watch, and that they continue to remain a happy family unit. However, when Aman introduces his girlfriend, Shreya, a career oriented woman, who has a lot to learn about children, to the family, the situation immediately takes an unexpected turn.
Sidharth Malhotra
Drama Romance
Limited
4 / 5
Info Buy / Rent

The Winning Season

Sam Rockwell plays a has-been coach who is given a shot at redemption when he's asked to run the local high school's girls basketball team. Emma Roberts is cast as a player he befriends, and Rob Corddry will play the school's principal.
Emma Roberts, Rob Corddry, Rooney Mara, Celine Rattray, Margo Martindale, James Strouse, Sam Rockwell, Emily Rios
Comedy

A Woman, a Gun and a Noodle Shop

Wang is a gloomy and cunning noodle shop owner in a desert town in China. Feeling neglected, Wang's wife secretly goes out with Li, one of Wang's employees.
Yimou Zhang
Drama
New York / Los Angeles
5 / 5
Trailer Buy / Rent

Last Train Home

A family embarks on an annual journey, along with 200 other million peasant workers, to reunite with their distant family.
Lixin Fan
Documentary
Limited
4 / 5
Info Buy / Rent

Clear Blue Tuesday

In the course of seven Tuesdays over seven tumultuous years, eleven New Yorkers are transformed by love, desire, art, ambition, fury, grief, faith, fear, hope and, ultimately, connection with each other in the rousing indie rock musical drama.
Drama Comedy
New York
5 / 5
Trailer Buy / Rent

Resident Evil: Afterlife 3D

In a world ravaged by a virus infection, turning its victims into the Undead, ALICE (Milla Jovovich), continues on her journey to find survivors and lead them to safety. Her deadly battle with the Umbrella Corporation reaches new heights, but Alice gets some unexpected help from an old friend. A new lead that promises a safe haven from the Undead leads them to Los Angeles, but when they arrive the city is overrun by thousands of Undead and Alice and her comrades are about to step into a deadly trap.
Milla Jovovich, Robert Kulzer, Wentworth Miller, Shawn Roberts, Paul W.S. Anderson, Johnny Messner, Boris Kodjoe, Ali Larter
Action Adventure Sequel Fantasy Sci-Fi 3D Shot-In-3D
Nationwide
4 / 5
Trailer Buy / Rent

Legendary

"Legendary" explores one teenage boy’s journey (Devon Graye) to reunite his mother (Patricia Clarkson) with his older, estranged brother (John Cena) ten years after the death of their beloved father, a state collegiate wrestling legend.
John Cena, Danny Glover, Michael Pavone, Devon Graye, Mel Damski, David Calloway, Patricia Clarkson, John Posey
Drama

Bran Nue Dae

Loosely based on one of Australia's most beloved and popular musicals, "Bran Nue Dae" is a foot stomping tour-de-force centering on the romantic adventures of a young aboriginal couple set against the spectacularly beautiful Australian landscape.
Geoffrey Rush, Rachel Perkins, Reg Cribb, Jimmy Chi, Rocky McKenzie, Ernie Dingo
Comedy Musical

Genius Within: The Inner Life of Glenn Gould

Documentary about the Canadian pianist Glenn Gould.
Michele Hozer, Peter Raymont
Documentary
New York
5 / 5
Info Buy / Rent

I'm Still Here

A year in Phoenix's life after he publicly gave up acting and tried to establish himself as a hip hop musician.
Joaquin Phoenix, Casey Affleck
Documentary

The Romantics

Set on the eve of a wedding celebration, seven close friends gather to watch two of their friends get married, but the maid of honor and the bride have had a long rivalry over the groom.
Elijah Wood, Josh Duhamel, Katie Holmes, Dianna Agron, Adam Brody, Anna Paquin, Galt Niederhoffer, Malin Akerman
Drama Romance
New York / Los Angeles
4 / 5
Trailer Buy / Rent

Hideaway

Mousse and Louis are young, beautiful, rich and in love, but drugs have invaded their lives. After Louis fatal overdose, Mousse soon learns she is pregnant. Feeling lost, Mousse escapes to a beautiful beach house far from Paris and is soon joined in her refuge by Louis gay brother, Paul.
Francois Ozon
Drama

Lovely, Still

Robert Malone, 78, has been alone his whole life. A week before Christmas a new mysterious woman moves in across the street and teaches him that love conquers all.
Elizabeth Banks, Adam Scott, Ellen Burstyn, Nicholas Fackler, Martin Landau
Drama Romance

Heartbreaker

Alex and his sister run a business to break up relationships. A rich man hires them to break up the wedding of his daughter that is in one week.
Pascal Chaumeil
Comedy Romance
New York / Los Angeles
3 / 5
Trailer Buy / Rent
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Never Let Me Go

Kathy (Carey Mulligan), Tommy (Andrew Garfield) and Ruth (Keira Knightley) spent their childhood at Hailsham, a seemingly idyllic English boarding school. When the they leave the school and the terrible truth of their fate is revealed to them, they must also confront the deep feelings of love, jealousy and betrayal that threaten to pull them apart.
Carey Mulligan, Andrew Garfield, Andrew Macdonald, Alex Garland, Keira Knightley, Charlotte Rampling, Mark Romanek, Sally Hawkins
Drama Adaptation
New York / Los Angeles
3 / 5
Trailer Buy / Rent

I Am Comic

Through candid interviews and backstage access, this documentary on Stand-Up explores the world of the working comedian and reveals a funny psychological profile of its practitioners.
Jordan Brady
Documentary
Limited
3 / 5
Info Buy / Rent

Kings of Pastry

Sixteen French pastry chefs gathered in Lyon for three intense days of mixing, piping and sculpting everything from delicate chocolates to six-foot sugar sculptures in hopes of being declared by President Nicolas Sarkozy one of the best.
Documentary
New York
3 / 5
Trailer Buy / Rent
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Easy A

After a little white lie about losing her virginity gets out, a clean cut high school girl sees her life paralleling Hester Prynne's in "The Scarlet Letter," which she is currently studying in school - until she decides to use the rumor mill to advance her social and financial standing.
Stanley Tucci, Cam Gigandet, Emma Stone, Will Gluck, Bert Royal, Malcolm McDowell, Lisa Kudrow, Thomas Haden Church
Comedy
Nationwide
4 / 5
Trailer Buy / Rent

Alpha and Omega

What makes for the ultimate road trip? Hitchhiking, truck stops, angry bears, prickly porcupines and a golfing goose with a duck caddy. Just ask Kate and Humphrey, two wolves who are trying to get home after being taken by park rangers and shipped halfway across the country. Humphrey is an Omega wolf, whose days are about quick wit, snappy one-liners and hanging with his motley crew of fun-loving wolves and video-gaming squirrels. Kate is an Alpha: duty, discipline and sleek Lara Croft eye-popping moves fuel her fire. Humphrey’s motto – make ‘em laugh. Kate’s motto – I’m the boss. And they have a thousand miles to go. Back home rival wolf packs are on the march and conflict is brewing. Only Kate and Humphrey can restore the peace. But first, they have to survive each other.
Hayden Panettiere, Justin Long, Anthony Bell, Christina Ricci, Danny Glover, Ben Gluck, Dennis Hopper, Larry Miller
Adventure Comedy Animation 3D Shot-In-3D
Nationwide
4 / 5
Trailer Buy / Rent

The Town

Doug MacRay (Ben Affleck) is an unrepentant criminal, the de facto leader of a group of ruthless bank robbers who pride themselves in stealing what they want and getting out clean. With no real attachments, Doug never has to fear losing anyone close to him. But that all changed on the gang's latest job, when they briefly took a hostage--bank manager, Claire Keesey (Rebecca Hall). Though they let her go unharmed, Claire is nervously aware that the robbers know her name...and where she lives. But she lets her guard down when she meets an unassuming and rather charming man named Doug...not realizing that he is the same man who only days earlier had terrorized her. The instant attraction between them gradually turns into a passionate romance that threatens to take them both down a dangerous, and potentially deadly, path.
Ben Affleck, Basil Iwanyk, Jeremy Renner, Blake Lively, Rebecca Hall, Jon Hamm, Peter Craig, Chuck Hogan
Drama Thriller Romance Crime Gangster
Nationwide
4 / 5
Trailer Buy / Rent

Devil

A supernatural thriller set inside of an office building. There are some people stuck in an elevator, and one of them is the devil.
Logan Marshall-Green, M. Night Shyamalan, Chris Messina, Bojana Novakovic, John Erick Dowdle, Bokeem Woodbine, Caroline Dhavernas, Sam Mercer
Thriller Suspense Supernatural
Nationwide
4 / 5
Trailer Buy / Rent

Picture Me

A personal video diary charting model Sara Ziff’s rise from fresh face to one that adorns billboards. The film considers the demand for adolescent models, the pressure to stay thin, the abuse of drugs and the persistence of sexual harassment.
Ole Schell, Sara Ziff
Documentary
New York
3 / 5
Trailer Buy / Rent

Jack Goes Boating

A stoner limo driver embarks on such missions as cooking and swimming lessons, and developls an unlikely relationship with another lovable loser.
John Ortiz, Marc Turtletaub, Amy Ryan, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Daphne Rubin-Vega
Drama Romance

The Freebie

Darren (Dax Shepard) and Annie (Aselton) have an enviable relationship built on love, trust and communication-they still enjoy each other's company and laugh at each other's jokes. Unfortunately, they can't remember the last time they had sex. They begin to flirt with an idea for a way to spice things up. The deal: one night of freedom, no strings attached, no questions asked.
Dax Shepard, Mark Duplass, Katie Aselton, Sean Nelson, Bellamy Young
Comedy Romance

Leaves of Grass

Bill Kincaid, an Ivy League classics professor, returns to rural Oklahoma to bury his dangerously brilliant identical twin brother, only to discover that the brother he believes to have been murdered has lured him home to involve him in a doomed plot against a local drug lord. Before Bill can flee, he's implicated in a murder, and his life has become completely unraveled, suggesting that no rational philosophy can protect us from life's twists and dangers.
Edward Norton, Tim Blake Nelson, Richard Dreyfuss, Keri Russell, Danny Dimbort, Eric Gitter, John Langley, Steve Earle
Comedy Thriller

Catfish

In late 2007, filmmakers Ariel Schulman and Henry Joost sensed a story unfolding as they began to film the life of Ariel’s brother, Nev. They had no idea that their project would lead to the most exhilarating and unsettling months of their lives.
Brett Ratner, Henry Joost, Ryan Kavanaugh, Andrew Jarecki, Ariel Schulman, Marc Smerling
Thriller

The Wild Hunt

A medieval reenactment game turns into a Shakespearean tragedy when a non-player crashes the event to win back his girlfriend.
Alexandre Franchi
Thriller

You Will Meet A Tall Dark Stranger

The movie centers around different members of a family, their tangled love lives and their attempts to try to solve their problems.
Antonio Banderas, Naomi Watts, Woody Allen, Josh Brolin, Anthony Hopkins, Freida Pinto, Gemma Jones, Letty Aronson
Drama Comedy

Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole

Acclaimed filmmaker Zack Snyder makes his animation debut with the fantasy family adventure "Guardians of Ga'Hoole," based on the beloved books by Kathryn Lasky. The film follows Soren, a young owl enthralled by his father's epic stories of the Guardians of Ga'Hoole, a mythic band of winged warriors who had fought a great battle to save all of owlkind from the evil Pure Ones. While Soren dreams of someday joining his heroes, his older brother, Kludd, scoffs at the notion, and yearns to hunt, fly and steal his father's favor from his younger sibling. But Kludd's jealousy has terrible consequences--causing both owlets to fall from their treetop home and right into the talons of the Pure Ones. Now it is up to Soren to make a daring escape with the help of other brave young owls. Together they soar across the sea and through the mist to find the Great Tree, home of the legendary Guardians of Ga'Hoole--Soren's only hope of defeating the Pure Ones and saving the owl kingdoms.
Zack Snyder, Hugo Weaving, Jim Sturgess, Emily Barclay, Abbie Cornish, Geoffrey Rush, Rachael Taylor, John Orloff
Drama Fantasy Family Kids Animation 3D Shot-In-3D
Nationwide
4 / 5
Trailer Buy / Rent

You Again

No matter how old you are, you never get over high school. Successful PR pro Marni (Kristen Bell) heads home for her older brother's (Jimmy Wolk) wedding and discovers that he's marrying her high school arch nemesis (Odette Yustman), who's conveniently forgotten all the rotten things she did so many years ago. Then the bride's jet-setting aunt (Sigourney Weaver) bursts in and Marni's not-sojet-setting mom (Jamie Lee Curtis) comes face to face with her own high school rival. The claws come out and old wounds are opened in this crazy comedy about what happens when you're reunited with the one person you'd like to forget.
Andy Fickman, Kristen Bell, Jamie Lee Curtis, Odette Yustman, Kristin Chenoweth, John J. Strauss, Moe Jelline, Sigourney Weaver
Comedy
Nationwide
4 / 5
Trailer Buy / Rent

Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps

Two decades after being imprisoned for insider trading, Gordon Gekko (Michael Douglas) is set free, profiting on his infamy as an author and public speaker. At a time when the market is crumbling and those working on Wall Street are scrambling to catch a break, Gekko is approached by Jacob (Shia LaBeouf), a young trader looking for Gekko’s guidance.
Shia LaBeouf, Josh Brolin, Carey Mulligan, Charlie Sheen, John Buffalo Mailer, Oliver Stone, Edward R. Pressman, Michael Douglas
Drama Sequel
Nationwide
3 / 5
Trailer Buy / Rent

The Virginity Hit

Follows four friends exploiting their teen sexuality for Internet popularity.
Will Ferrell, Adam McKay, Huck Botko, Zack Pearlman, Matt Bennett, Jacob Davich
Comedy Teen
Nationwide
4 / 5
Trailer Buy / Rent

Enter the Void

Nathaniel Brown and Paz de la Huerta star in a visceral journey set against the thumping, neon club scene of Tokyo, which hurls the viewer into an astonishing trip through life, death, and the universally wonderful and horrible moments between.
Gaspar Noe, Nathaniel Brown
Drama Foreign

Howl

A 1950s-era tale, focusing on the obscenity trial launched to censor Allen Ginsberg's groundbreaking book-length poem.
Gus Van Sant, Paul Rudd, James Franco, Jon Hamm, Rob Epstein, Jeffrey Friedman, David Strathairn, Mary-Louise Parker
Drama Biography

Buried

Paul Conroy (Ryan Reynolds), truck driver and family man, wakes up buried alive in an old wooden coffin. Not knowing who might have put him there or why, his only chance to escape from this nightmare is a mysterious cell phone. Poor reception, low battery and lack of oxygen are his worst enemies in a race against time: Paul has only 90 minutes to be rescued.
Ryan Reynolds, Chris Sparling, Samantha Mathis, Warner Loughlin, Rodrigo Cortés, Robert Paterson
Drama War

Waiting for Superman

"Waiting for Superman" examines the crisis of public education in the United States through multiple interlocking stories—from a handful of students and their families whose futures hang in the balance, to the educators and reformers trying to find real and lasting solutions within a dysfunctional system.
Davis Guggenheim, Lesley Chilcott, Billy Kimball
Documentary
New York / Los Angeles
4 / 5
Info Buy / Rent

Tibet in Song

Director Ngawang Choephel, traveled to Tibet in 1995 to make a documentary about Tibetan folk music threatened by the Chinese occupation. While there, he was accused of being a spy by the Chinese and imprisoned for an 18-year sentence, of which he served seven years before he was released under international pressure.
Ngawang Choephel
Documentary
New York
4 / 5
Info Buy / Rent