January 2008 Soundtracks

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Juno

Juno is a whip-smart teen confronting an unplanned pregnancy by her classmate Bleeker. With the help of her hot best friend Leah, Juno finds her unborn child a "perfect" set of parents: an affluent suburban couple, Mark and Vanessa, longing to adopt. Luckily, Juno has the total support of her parents as she faces some tough decisions, flirts with adulthood and ultimately figures out where she belongs.
J.K. Simmons, Ellen Page, Rainn Wilson, Jennifer Garner, Jason Bateman, Diablo Cody, Allison Janney, Jason Reitman
Comedy

City of Men

Growing up in a culture dictated by violence and run by street gangs, teenagers Acerola and Laranjinha have become close as brothers. With their eighteenth birthdays fast approaching, Laranjinha sets out to find the father he never met, while Acerola struggles to raise his own young son. But when they suddenly find themselves on opposite sides of a gang war, the lifelong friends are forced to confront a shocking secret from their shared past.
Andrea Barata Ribeiro, Paulo Morelli, Regina Case, Douglas Silva, Darlan Cunha
Drama Foreign

Persepolis

The poignant story of a young girl in Iran during the Islamic Revolution. It is through the eyes of precocious and outspoken nine year old Marjane that we see a people's hopes dashed as fundamentalists take power – forcing the veil on women and imprisoning thousands. Clever and fearless, she outsmarts the "social guardians" and discovers punk, ABBA and Iron Maiden. Yet when her uncle is senselessly excecuted and as bombs fall around Tehran in the Iran / Iraq war, the daily fear that permeates life in Iran is palpable.
Chiara Mastroianni, Danielle Darrieux, Simon Abkarian, Catherine Deneuve, Gabrielle Lopes, Francois Jerosme
Drama Animation

I Am Legend

Robert Neville (Will Smith) is a brilliant scientist, but even he could not contain the terrible virus that was unstoppable, incurable...and manmade. Somehow immune, Neville is now the last human survivor in what is left of New York City...and maybe the world. But he is not alone. He is surrounded by "the Infected"--victims of the plague who have mutated into carnivorous beings who can only exist in the dark and who will devour or infect anyone or anything in their path. For three years, Neville has spent his days scavenging for food and supplies and faithfully sending out radio messages, desperate to find any other survivors who might be out there. All the while, the Infected lurk in the shadows, watching Neville's every move, waiting for him to make a fatal mistake. Perhaps mankind's last, best hope, Neville is driven by only one remaining mission: to find a way to reverse the effects of the virus using his own immune blood. But his blood is also what The Infected hunt, and Neville knows he is outnumbered and quickly running out of time.
Will Smith, Dana Goldberg, Alice Braga, David Heyman, Erwin Stoff, Michael Tadross, Richard Matheson, Charlie Tahan
Action Adventure Fantasy Thriller Remake Sci-Fi

The Bucket List

Two terminally ill men make up a wish list and try to fulfill before each kicks the bucket. After they break out of a cancer ward, they head off on a road trip with an itinerary that includes racing cars, eating giant plates of caviar and slinging poker chips in Monte Carlo.
Morgan Freeman, Jack Nicholson, Rob Reiner, Alan Greisman, Craig Zadan, Neil Meron, Justin Zackham, Sean Hayes
Drama Comedy
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The Golden Compass

Lyra Belacqua is an orphan who lives happily in Jordan College, Oxford, playing with local boys and terrorizing the professors. However, when Lyra overhears scholars discussing a plot against her uncle, Lord Asriel, centering on a mysterious substance called Dust, her curiosity is roused. Soon Lyra is in over her head as she uncovers a frightening plot and a whole new world of possibilities.
Nicole Kidman, Deborah Forte, Tom Stoppard, Daniel Craig, Chris Weitz, Dakota Blue Richards, Eva Green, Kathy Bates
Drama Action Adventure Fantasy Sci-Fi Family Kids

Charlie Bartlett

Anton Yelchin ("Alpha Dog") stars as Charlie Bartlett, who has been kicked out of every private school he ever attended. And now that he's moved on to public school, he's simply getting pummeled. But when Charlie discovers that the kids who surround him—the outcast and the popular alike—are secretly in desperate need, his entrepreneurial spirit takes over. Hanging up his shingle in the Boys' restroom, Charlie becomes an underground, not to mention under-aged, shrink who listens to the private confessions of his schoolmates, and makes the imprudent decision to hand out the pills he's proffered from his own psychiatric sessions. Meanwhile, at home, Charlie keeps charming his way out of an inevitable confrontation with his adoring but utterly overwhelmed mother Marilyn (Hope Davis.) Then, Charlie Bartlett makes his big mistake: falling in love with the beautiful and bold daughter (Kat Dennings) of the school's increasingly disenchanted Principal (Robert Downey, Jr.), who is hot on his trail. As Charlie Bartlett's world and fledgling psychiatric practice unravel, he begins to discover there's a whole lot more to making a difference than handing out pills.
Robert Downey Jr., Anton Yelchin, Baron Kidd, Jon Poll, Sidney Kimmel, David Permut, Jay Roach, Gustin Nash
Drama

Be Kind, Rewind

Jerry is a junkyard worker who attempts to sabotage a power plant that he believes is melting his brain. But, when his plan goes awry, the magnetic field that he creates accidentally erases all of the videotapes in a local video store where his best friend Mike works. Fearing that the mishap will cost Mike his job, the two friends team up to keep the store's only loyal customer--a little old lady with a tenuous grasp on reality--from realizing what has happened by recreating and re-filming every movie that she decides to rent. From "Back to the Future," to "Robocop," to "Rush Hour," to "The Lion King," Jerry and Mike become the biggest stars in their neighborhood by starring in the biggest movies ever made.
Danny Glover, Jack Black, Mia Farrow, Mos Def, Melonie Diaz, Michel Gondry, Georges Bermann, Kirsten Dunst
Drama Comedy

27 Dresses

Jane is idealistic, romantic and completely selfless--a perennial bridesmaid whose own happy ending is nowhere in sight. But when younger sister Tess captures the heart of Jane's boss--with whom she is secretly in love--Jane begins to reexamine her "always-a-bridesmaid..." lifestyle.
Jonathan Glickman, Dana Fox, Katherine Heigl, Malin Akerman, Anne Fletcher, Gary Barber, Roger Birnbaum, Aline Brosh McKenna
Comedy Romance