Ben Carson (Kiefer Sutherland), a troubled ex-cop, works night security at a burned out department store that was once a psychiatric hospital. When the empty store is plagued by a series of unexplained deaths, Ben and his family are haunted by the souls of the patients who died in the hospital. Using mirrors as a gateway back into the living world, the ghosts control the family's reflections to exact their terrifying revenge. Directed by Alexandre Aja. With Paula Patton, Cameron Boyce, Erica Gluck, Amy Smart and Mary Beth Peil. Categories: Horror, Thriller, Remake. Year: 2008.
English in Mirrors
Heather Graham stars in this comedy about a 33-year-old successful professional who discovers, to her dismay, that early menopause runs in her family and she has only one month to conceive a child. Unfortunately, she has just broken up with her boyfriend, so she starts a frantic search for a potential father. She looks everywhere she can think of, interrogating club-goers, construction workers and even mourners at a funeral as she races the clock to find Mr. Right Now. Directed by Eric Styles. With Mia Kirshner and Orlando Seale. Categories: Comedy. Year: 2008.
English in Miss Conception
When middle-aged London nanny Guinevere Pettigrew (Frances McDormand) is unfairly dismissed from her job, she uses the opportunity to take a step out of her comfort zone and takes the position of social secretary for Delysia Lafosse (Amy Adams), a famous actress and singer. New to the glamorous, fast-paced celebrity lifestyle, Miss Pettigrew must adapt quickly to the demands of high society, while contending with Ms. Lafosse complicated social calendar and lofe life. But, as Miss Pettigrew grows into her new role, she begins to fall for a talented designer (Ciarán Hinds), whose fiancée (Shirley Henderson) sets out to undermine everything she has worked for. Directed by Bharat Nalluri. With Lee Pace, Tom Payne and Mark Strong. Categories: Comedy, Romance. Year: 2008.
English in Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day
Explorer Rick O'Connell (Brendan Fraser) returns in a new adventure, traveling through the Far East to do battle with the resurrected Emperor Han (Jet Li). Joining Rick as he races from the catacombs of ancient China to the snow-covered Himalayas are his son Alex (Luke Ford), his wife Evelyn (Maria Bello) and her brother Jonathan (John Hannah). Released from a 2,000-year-old curse, the Dragon Emperor and his 10,000 soldiers set out to enslave the world, with only the O'Connells standing in their way. Directed by Rob Cohen. With Michelle Yeoh. Categories: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Thriller. Year: 2008.
English in The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor
A futuristic story of a world owned by corporations that control a machine that can transform all humans into mutants, the film is about the leader (Ron Perlman) of an ancient brotherhood. He recruits an army of 20 warriors to save the human race. Led by Major Hunter (Thomas Jane), they include Devon Aoki and Anna Walton. John Malkovich plays an evil corporate executive. Can this small band really save the world? Directed by Simon Hunter. With Shauna Macdonald. Categories: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi. Year: 2008.
English in Mutant Chronicles
When Dustin (Jason Biggs) hires his best friend Tank (Dane Cook), a crude lady's man, to take out his ex-girlfriend Alexis (Kate Hudson), he hopes that Tank will be such a lousy date that she will realize what a catch he really is. Dustin's plan falls apart after Tank and Alexis make a connection, forcing Tank to hide his true feelings from his best friend so he can keep seeing Alexis. Directed by Howard Deutch. With Alec Baldwin, Lizzy Caplan and Diora Baird. Categories: Comedy, Romance. Year 2008.
English in My Best Friend's Girl
A coming-of-age comedy-drama, the film is about Art Bechstein (Jon Foster), a recent college graduate with mixed feelings about his gangster father (Nick Nolte). Art has always kept his family life separate from his friends, but during the summer after he graduates, he meets Cleveland (Peter Sarsgaard), who makes collections for a loan shark buddy of his father's. He also has a romance with a strange girl named Phlox (Mena Suvari) and lusts after Cleveland's girlfriend (Sienna Miller). Based on a novel by Michael Chabon (Wonder Boys). Directed by Rawson Marshall Thurber. With Jack Baun and Omid Abtahi. Categories: Adventure, Comedy, Drama. Year: 2008.
English in The Mysteries of Pittsburgh
After his family moves to Orlando to support his brother's tennis career, rebellious teenager Jake Tyler (Sean Faris) makes an attempt to fit in at his new high school by attending a party at the request of the flirtatious Baja Miller (Amber Heard). But, due to his reputation and his quick temper, Jake finds himself pulled into a fight with local bully Ryan McCarthy (Cam Gigandet). Although Jake is defeated and humiliated in the fight, a classmate named Max (Evan Peters) sees Jake's potential and asks if he can introduce him to his mentor, Jean Roqua (Djimon Hounsou), a master of Mixed Martial Arts. Taking Jake under his wing, Roqua hones the young man's raw ability and prepares him for battle, but it is up to Jake to find the patience, discipline and drive to become a champion. Directed by Jeff Wadlow. With Leslie Hope. Categories: Action, Drama, Sports. Year: 2008.
English in Never Back Down
After being dumped by his girlfriend Tris (Alexis Dziena), Nick (Michael Cera), an amateur bassist, feels that his world is crumbling around him. When he spots Tris with a new guy at one of his gigs, he can barely keep it together. But, after a chance encounter with Norah (Kat Dennings), an indie rock-loving girl with love troubles of her own, Nick sets off with her into the New York night in search of a legendary band's secret show. Directed by Peter Sollett. With Aaron Yoo, Ari Graynor, Rafi Gavron and Jonathan B. Wright. Categories: Comedy, Drama, Music, Based on a Novel. Year: 2008.
English in Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist
Alexandra Rover (Jodie Foster) is a famous adventure novelist who is afraid to leave her own house. Nim (Abigail Breslin), her biggest fan, lives an xciting, carefree life on secret island with her father, Jack (Gerard Butler). When Jack goes missing at sea, Nim contacts her fictional hero, Alex Rover ( also played by Gerard Butler), in the hope that he will help save her island and her father's life. After receiving the message, the reclusive Alexandra must use her imagination to overcome her fears and save the day. Directed by Jennifer Flackett and Mark Levin. With Alphonso McAuley. Categories: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy. Year: 2008.
English in Nim's Island
After writing a story about a government scandal in which she reveals the name of a covert CIA agent, political journalist Rachel Armstrong (Kate Beckinsale) finds herself facing a possible jail sentence for refusing to reveal her source. Struggling to defend the principles she has built her career upon, Rachel finds an ally in Alan Burnside (Alan Alda), an attorney who works to win her freedom. Directed by Rod Lurie. With Preston Bailey, Noah Wyle, Angela Bassett, Matt Dillon and Kristen Bough. Categories: Drama, Thriller, Independent Film. Year: 2008.
English in Nothing But the Truth
After two of Beth Raymond's (Shannyn Sossamon) friends suffer gruesome deaths, she tells police that before they died her friends received cell phone messages with recordings of their last moments. The calls were received days before they died, but each death occurred precisely when and how the messages foretold. The only person who believes her story is Detective Jack Andrews (Edward Burns), whose own sister was killed in the same terrifying way. Directed by Eric Valette. With Azura Skye and Margaret Cho. Categories: Horror, Mystery, Thriller. Year: 2008.
English in One Missed Call
Anne (Natalie Portman) and Mary Boleyn (Scarlett Johansson), two beautiful sisters, are driven by their family's ambition for power and status to compete for the love of King Henry VIII (Eric Bana). Leaving their simple country life, the girls find themselves in the dangerous, thrilling world of life in the royal court. While Mary develops genuine feelings for the King, Anne is motivated by an overwhelming desire to become the Queen. Directed by Justin Chadwick. With Jim Sturgess, Mark Rylance, Kristin Scott Thomas, Ana Torrent and David Morrissey. Categories: Drama, History, Romance, Based on a Novel. Year: 2008.
English in The Other Boleyn Girl
Kate (Eva Longoria Parker), a type-A perfectionist, is killed during an accident right before her wedding. Her fiancé (Paul Rudd) is bereaved and can't imagine dating anyone else. He consults a psychic (Lake Bell) to try to make contact with his deceased love. But when he finds himself falling for the psychic, Kate appears and tries to sabotage the romance. Directed by Jeff Lowell. With Lindsay Sloane and Jason Biggs. Categories: Comedy, Fantasy, Romance. Year: 2008.
English in Over Her Dead Body
After a deadly plane crash, Claire (Anne Hathaway), a young therapist, is assigned to counsel the five survivors as they deal with the trauma. Drawn to Eric (Patrick Wilson), one of the passengers who seems to be hiding his true feelings, Claire enters into a romance that goes against her professional resposibilities. When the other passengers begin mysteriously disappearing one by one, Claire sets out with Eric to uncover the truth behind the accident, no matter what the consequences. Directed by Rodrigo García. With Andre Braugher, Dianne Wiest, David Morse and Clea DuVall. Categories: Drama, Horror, Thriller. Year: 2008.
English in Passengers
Phoebe (Elle Fanning) is a little girl who loses herself completely in fantasies about the book "Alice in Wonderland." She imagines that one of her teachers (Patricia Clarkson) is her guide to a secret world of magic. Her parents (Felicity Huffman and Bill Pullman) can't quite understand her. She begins to exist so much in the fantasy world that they start to worry. Is her obsession with Alice healthy and imaginative, or dangerous? Has she withdrawn so much from the real world that she won't be able to find her way back? Directed by Daniel Barnz. With Campbell Scott and Peter Gerety. Categories: Drama. Year: 2008.
English in Phoebe in Wonderland
After Dale Denton (Seth Rogen), a lazy stoner, witnesses a crooked cop (Rosie Perez) and a dangerous drug lord (Gary Cole) commit a murder, he heads to his dealer Saul Silver's (James Franco) house to make sure that the rare weed he dropped at the scene can't be traced back to him. When it turns out that the Pineapple Express he left behind will lead the killers straight to Saul, Dale and his permanently stoned dealer go on the run. With their lives in danger, Dale and Saul will have to use every brain cell they have left to outsmart the killers on their trail. Directed by David Gordon Green. With Bill Hader, James Remar, Danny R. McBride, Craig Robinson and Kevin Corrigan. Categories: Comedy, Crime, Thriller. Year: 2008.
English in Pineapple Express
With four NYPD cops murdered in an ambush and a cop killer on the loose, Chief Francis Tierney, Sr. (Jon Voight) asks his son, Detective Ray Tierney (Edward Norton), to head up the investigation. Even though it looks like a routine drug bust gone wrong, Ray is reluctant to take the case because the fallen officers served under his brother, Francis Tierney, Jr. (Noah Emmerich), and brother-in-law, Jimmy Egan (Colin Farrell). As Ray delves deeper into the case, the evidence begins to lead him to unthinkable truths that force the family to choose between loyalty to the force or loyalty to one another. Directed by Gavin O'Connor. With Jennifer Ehle, John Ortiz, Lake Bell, Rick Gonzalez, Frank Grillo and Shea Whigham. Categories: Crime, Drama, New York. Year: 2008.
English in Pride and Glory
Donna (Brittany Snow), a beautiful high school senior with a tragic past, looks forward to spending her prom night partying with her best friends. But, when the festivities are interrupted by a bloody murder, Donna realizes that a man, whom she hoped had left her life forever, has returned. As the killer closes in, Donna and her friends must find a way to escape his sadistic plot and survive what was supposed to be the best night of their lives. Directed by Nelson McCormick. With Scott Porter, Jessica Stroup and Dana Davis. Categories: Horror, Mystery, Thriller. Year: 2008.
English in Prom Night
Doug (Seann William Scott) and Richard (John C. Reilly), two assistant managers at a corporate grocery store with very different personalities, vie for a coveted promotion. As they battle it out mano a mano in a ruthless battle of wits and interviews, the pair discover that they have more in common than they thought. Directed by Steve Conrad. With Gil Bellows, Fred Armisen and Jenna Fischer. Categories: Comedy. Year: 2008.
English in The Promotion
Continuing his relentless vendetta against organized crime, Frank Castle (Ray Stevenson), a dark, ruthless vigilante, tracks down notorious mob boss Billy Russoti (Dominic West). When their confrontation leaves Russoti maimed and disfigured, the evil madman returns as Jigsaw. With a police task force trying to stop his renegade brand of law enforcement, Castle remains committed to putting an end to Jigsaw's reign of terror and taking out his formidable army. Directed by Lexi Alexander. With Julie Benz, Doug Hutchison and Colin Salmon. Categories: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller, Based on a Comic. Year: 2008.
English in Punisher: War Zone
Following his lover's death, James Bond (Daniel Craig) starts a relentless search for the truth behind her identity. Together with M (Judi Dench), Bond interrogates Mr. White (Jesper Christensen) and uncovers information about a sinister organization called Quantum. After receiving intelligence that takes him to Haiti, Bond meets Camille (Olga Kurylenko), a Russian-Bolivian agent, who leads him to Dominic Greene (Mathieu Amalric), a ruthless businessman bent on overthrowing the Bolivian government to take control of its water supply. To stop Greene and Quantum, 007 must stay one step ahead of his enemies within the terrorist group, the British government and the CIA. Directed by Marc Forster. With Gemma Arterton and Jeffrey Wright. Categories: Action, Adventure, Thriller, James Bond. Year: 2008.
English in Quantum of Solace
Assigned to spend a night with a Los Angeles fire station, television reporter Angela Vidal (Jennifer Carpenter) and her cameraman (Steve Harris) follow the firemen on a call to an apartment building where a woman is suffering from an unidentified ailment. When residents begin being vicously attacked, everyone tries to evacuate, but finds that the building has been quarantined by the CDC. Trapped without any form of communication, Angela, the firemen and the remaining residents find that they are being hunted by an unknown evil lurking in the shadows. Directed by John Erick Dowdle. With Jay Hernandez, Columbus Short, Rade Serbedzija, Bernard White and Greg Germann. Categories: Horror, Mystery, Thriller. Year: 2008.
English in Quarantine
Kym (Anne Hathaway), a troubled ex-model who has been in and out of rehab for the last decade, returns home for her sister Rachel's (Rosemarie DeWitt) wedding. With a long history of crisis and conflict with her family, Kym's dark humor and tendency for drama brings long standing tensions to the surface on what should be a happy occasion. Directed by Jonathan Demme. With Mather Zickel, Bill Irwin, Debra Winger and Tunde Adebimpe. Categories: Drama, Romance, Independent Film. Year: 2008.
English in Rachel Getting Married
John Rambo (Sylvester Stallone) is called back into action when a group of Christian aid workers ask for his help in getting medical assistance and supplies to oppressed minorities in Burma. Reluctant to leave his secluded life in rural Thailand, Rambo nevertheless agrees to get them safely to their destination. But, when the aid workers are ambushed and held hostage, Rambo is charged with leading the rescue effort and assembles a team of mercenaries to carry out his most dangerous mission yet. Directed by Sylvester Stallone. With Julie Benz, Paul Schulze, Graham McTavish, Jake La Botz andMaung Maung Khin. Categories: Action, Drama, Thriller. Year: 2008.
English in Rambo
Years after his affair with Hanna Schmitz (Kate Winslet), an attractive older woman, came to a mysterious end, Michael Berg (David Kross), now a law student, encounters his former love at the Nazi war trials. Hanna is on trial for a horrible crime, but refuses to defend herself. As the proceedings move along, Michael gradually realizes that Hanna is guarding a secret she considers to be more shameful than murder. Directed by Stephen Daldry. With Ralph Fiennes, Jeanette Hain, Hannah Herzsprung and Karoline Herfurth. Categories: Drama, History, Romance, Thriller, War. Year: 2008.
English in The Reader
When his addiction finally catches up to him, Andy Hayes (Jay Baruchel), a nervous, hyperactive gambler, gets a one hour reprieve from Reuben, the hitman sent to kill him. Over the course of sixty minutes, Reuben gives Andy a chance to make up for past regrets and missed opportunities. With time running out, Andy begins to realize just how important life really is, and set out to make the most of what little he has left. Directed by Randall Cole. With Jayne Eastwood. Categories: Comedy, Drama, Independent Film. Year: 2008.
English in Real Time
Korean War veteran Avery Ludlow (Brian Cox) lives alone in a small town, running a local hardware store with Red, his faithful dog, as his only companion. After local thugs, led by Danny McCormack (Noel Fisher), rob the old man and shoot and kill Red, Avery sets out for make Danny pay for his actions. When Avery confronts Danny's father (Tom Sizemore), Danny denies the whole thing. When the authorities prove just as unhelpful, Avery is forced to seek justice himself to honor the memory of his best friend. Directed by Trygve Allister Diesen. With Amanda Plummer. Categories: Drama, Thriller. Year: 2008.
English in Red
Mike Terry (Chiwetel Ejiofor), a Jiu-jitsu master and self-defense instructor, has shunned the professional ring in order to impart his students with the skills need to survive LA's dangerous streets. But, after being conned by a group of Hollywood insiders, including action star Chet Frank (Tim Allen), Terry is forced to fight for profit for the first time in his life in order to pay off his debts. In an unfamiliar, cut-throat world, Terry will have to rely on his pride and years of training to come out on top. Directed by David Mamet. With Alice Braga, Emily Mortimer and Rodrigo Santoro. Categories: Action, Drama. Year: 2008.
English in Redbelt
Bill Maher, the consummate skeptic, travels across the world to learn the truth about religion. Maher investigates religion's influence on a variety of cultures and its pervasive presence in the media, from Muslim outrage over cartoons of Muhammad to the question of displaying the Ten Commandments in front of courthouses. Directed by Larry Charles. Categories: Documentary. Year: 2008.
English in Religulous
Settling in a quaint Connecticut suburb, Frank (Leonardo DiCaprio) and April Wheeler (Kate Winslet), a young, self-assured married couple, struggle to keep their dreams alive and create a distinction between themselves and their ordinary neighbors. While April raises their children, all the while maintaining aspirations of becoming an actress and moving to Paris, Frank is forced to work a corporate job in New York City that he hates. As Frank turns to alcohol to distract himself from the tedium, the couple's marriage begins to dissolve into a cycle of bitter, jealous arguments. Directed by Sam Mendes. With Kathy Bates, Kathryn Hahn, Michael Shannon and David Harbour. Categories: Drama, Romance, Based on a Novel. Year: 2008.
English in Revolutionary Road
With a vigilante serial killer on the loose, Turk (Robert De Niro) and Rooster (Al Pacino), two veteran New York City detectives, work to identify a possible connection between a rash of recent murders and a case they thought was solved years ago. Targetting criminals who have fallen through the cracks of the justice system, the killer leaves notes on the victims justifying his crimes. As the bodies pile up, Turk and Rooster work to track down the man responsible, and must face the fact that an innocent man may have been sent to prison the first time around. Directed by Jon Avnet. With Carla Gugino, John Leguizamo, Donnie Wahlberg, 50 Cent, Brian Dennehy and Dan Futterman. Categories: Crime, Drama, Action. Year: 2008.
English in Righteous Kill
Matt Gadman (Josh Gad) and his band A.D.D. need a new drummer. In order to play at their high school prom, Matt reluctantly asks his uncle Robert (Rainn Wilson) to join the group. A former drummer for a hit 80s hair band, Robert's outrageous antics are captured on an internet video that helps the band catch the eye of producer David Marshall (Jason Sudeikis), who offers them a chance to take their show on tour. With Robert by their sides to show them the ways of the road, the young band hits the road for the ride of their lives. Directed by Peter Cattaneo. With Christina Applegate, Jeff Garlin, Teddy Geiger and Emma Stone. Categories: Comedy. Year: 2008.
English in The Rocker
When One Two (Gerard Butler), a small-time Scottish crook, and his partner Mumbles (Idris Elba) learn that a Russian mobster has set up a real estate scam in London, they set out to get their cut of the action. The only problem is that the rest of London's criminal underworld has the same idea, and One Two and Mumbles find themselves competing with an old school gangster (Tom Wilkinson), a sexy accountant (Thandie Newton) and a drugged out musician (Toby Kebbell) for the millions of dollars that are up for grabs. Directed by Guy Ritchie. With Gemma Arterton, Jeremy Piven, Ludacris, Mark Strong and Karel Roden. Categories: Action, Crime, Gangster. Year: 2008.
English in RocknRolla
Danny (Paul Rudd) and Wheeler (Seann William Scott), two irresponsible energy drink salesmen, find themselves sentenced to 150 hours of community service after wrecking their souped-up company truck at a college campus. Sent to work at a mentor program, Danny and Wheeler struggle to rein in their bad habits and immature humor long enough to keep themselves out of jail. While the recently dumped Danny tries to help Augie (Christopher Mintz-Plasse), a bashful 16-year-old obsessed with medieval role play, become a man, the smooth-talking Wheeler must contend with Ronnie (Bobb'e J. Thompson), a foul-mouthed fifth grader with a mind of his own. Directed by David Wain. With Elizabeth Banks and Jane Lynch. Categories: Comedy. Year: 2008.
English in Role Models
When Amy (Jena Malone) and her friends head to Mexico on vacation, they intend to use their time to party and learn a little bit about a different culture. Instead, while exploring an ancient Mayan temple, they learn that the practice of human sacrifice is very much alive. As the friends try to fight against a group of locals who force them to stay at the ruins, the unsuspecting tourists are overrun by thousands of mysterious, slithering creatures that want to crawl beneath their skin. Directed by Carter Smith. With Jonathan Tucker, Shawn Ashmore and Laura Ramsey. Categories: Horror, Thriller. Year: 2008.
English in The Ruins
With Jigsaw (Tobin Bell) dead, Detective Hoffman (Costas Mandylor) emerges as a hero. But, Agent Strahm (Scott Patterson) suspects there is more to the story and begins looking into Hoffman's past. Sensing that his secret is in danger, Hoffman works to tie up loose ends, while Strahm attempts to uncover his connection to Jigsaw. Meanwhile, five seemingly unconnected people face a series of deadly traps that test their abilities to work as a team. Directed by David Hackl. With Julie Benz, Meagan Good, Mark Rolston, Carlo Rota, Greg Bryk and Laura Gordon. Categories: Action, Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller. Year: 2008.
English in Saw V
Lily Owens (Dakota Fanning), a lonely 14-year-old girl haunted by the memory of her late mother, runs away from home with her caregiver Rosaleen (Jennifer Hudson) to escape her abusive father (Paul Bettany). Finding her way to a South Carolina town that she believes holds the secret to her mother's past, Lily is taken in by the Boatwright sisters, August (Queen Latifah), June (Alicia Keys) and May (Sophie Okonedo), three strong, independent women who raise bees. Directed by Gina Prince-Bythewood. With Tristan Wilds and Nate Parker. Categories: Adventure, Drama, Based on a Novel. Year: 2008.
English in The Secret Life of Bees
Jackie Moon (Will Ferrell), a one-time disco star, uses his earnings to buy the ABA's Flint Tropics and installs himself as the team's owner-coach-player-promoter. When word comes down from the league office that a merger with the NBA is in the works, Jackie is elated until he learns that only the top four teams will be making the jump to the big time. With the remaining clubs set to be disbanded, Jackie sets out on a one man crusade to save his team. But, in order for the lowly Tropics to climb out of the bottom of the standings, Jackie will need the help of a washed up former star (Woody Harrelson) and a me-first ball hog (André Benjamin). Directed by Kent Alterman. With Maura Tierney, Andrew Daly, Will Arnett, Andy Richter, David Koechner and Rob Corddry. Categories: Comedy, Sports. Year: 2008.
English in Semi-Pro
Ben Thomas (Will Smith), an IRS agent with a painful secret, sets out on a personal mission for redemption. Tracking down seven seemingly disconnected strangers, Thomas uses every means at his disposal to change the circumstances of their lives in order to redeem his past transgressions. Directed by Gabriele Muccino. With Rosario Dawson, Woody Harrelson, Michael Ealy, Bill Smitrovich, Robinne Lee and Barry Pepper. Categories: Drama. Year: 2008.
English in Seven Pounds
Four years after the end of the hit series, Carrie (Sarah Jessica Parker), Samantha (Kim Cattrall), Charlotte (Kristin Davis) and Miranda (Cynthia Nixon) continue their adventures in life and love amidst the glitz and glamour of Manhattan. As Carrie prepares for her wedding to Mr. Big (Chris Noth), she'll need the help of her best friends to ensure she gets the fairy tale ending she deserves. Directed by Michael Patrick King. With Candice Bergen, Jennifer Hudson, Mario Cantone and Willie Garson. Categories: Comedy, Romance, Based on a TV Series. Year: 2008.
English in Sex and the City
Ian (Josh Zuckerman), a nerdy high schooler who works as the mascot for a donut shop, invents a beefy false identity in order to meet girls online. When a beautiful young woman offers to have sex with him, Ian takes off on a roadtrip to Knoxville with his best friend Lance (Clark Duke ) and Felicia (Amanda Crew), the girl he really likes. In order to make a good impression, Ian is coaxed into taking his older brother Rex's (James Marsden) flawless 1969 GTO. Directed by Sean Anders. With Seth Green. Categories: Comedy. Year: 2008.
English in Sex Drive
A documentary about a gay man, Richard Berkowitz, who was one of the first to realize the danger of AIDS and advocate for safe sex. He was ridiculed and ostracized, and accused of self hatred. As events unfolded and hundreds of thousands died from the deadly virus, his crusade began to seem way ahead of its time. Directed by Daryl Wein. Categories: Documentary. Year: 2008.
English in Sex Positive
In the fall of 2006, Director Martin Scorsese filmed the Rolling Stones during two concerts at New York City's Beacon Theatre. The electric energy of the band's performance is enhanced with archival footage and interviews, as well as news clips which provide context for the band's greatest hits and lesser known gems. Directed by Martin Scorsese. With Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Ron Wood, Charlie Watts, Christina Aguilera and Jack White. Categories: Documentary. Year: 2008.
English in Shine a Light
When Ben (Joshua Jackson), a fashion photographer, and his new wife, Jane (Rachael Taylor), travel to Japan for a shoot in Tokyo, they arrive a few days early for a short, romantic honeymoon. But, their trip is interuppted when a car accident on a dark forest road results in the apparent death of a young local girl. When strange white blurs begin to appear in Ben's photos, Jane believes they are actually images of the girl's spirit, and that she is now following them. As Jane learns more about Ben's past and consults with experts in the field of paranormal photography, she learns that the dead girl may share a connection with her new husband and that Ben may not be the man she thought he was. Directed by Masayuki Ochiai. With Megumi Okina, David Denman, John Hensley and Maya Hazen. Categories: Horror, Mystery, Thriller. Year: 2008.
English in Shutter
Tibby (Amber Tamblyn), Lena (Alexis Bledel), Carmen (America Ferrera) and Bridget (Blake Lively), four lifelong friends, set out on separate paths for the first time as they begin college andthat comes after. The girls remain in touch by sharing their experiences with one other with honesty, a sense of humor and a special pair of pants. On their own, the friends discover their individual strengths, fears, and capacity for love, and gain a deeper appreciation for the powerful bond they share. Directed by Sanaa Hamri. With Rachel Nichols, Tom Wisdom and Rachel Ticotin. Categories: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Romance. Year: 2008.
English in The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2
A complex science fiction film set in the near future, its hero is Memo (Luis Fernando Peña ), a young man from a poor family in rural Mexico who has gotten good tinkering with computers. He taps into an online network which allows Mexicans to work in virtual factory jobs across the border by means of nodes attached to their bodies. When the corporation realizes that Memo has hacked into their network, it sends a drone to bomb their shack. Memo escapes but wants to figure out what is really going on and why his family was targeted. He joins forces with Luz (Leonor Varela) to unravel the mystery. Directed by Alex Rivera. With Jacob Vargas. Categories: Sci-Fi. Year: 2008.
English in Sleep Dealer
James Reedy (Nick Stahl) is a simple man lacking direction in his life when his sister Joleen (Charlize Theron) abandons her daughter Tara (AnnaSophia Robb) with him without an explanation. Initially, James doesn't believe that he'll be able to take care of his 12-year-old niece, but, when Tara faces being sent to a foster home, he overcomes his fear and complacency. Setting out on the road, James and Tara slowly bond as Tara comes to terms with her mother's disappearance and James reexamines parts of his own life that he has tried to forget. Directed by Bill Maher. With Dennis Hopper and Woody Harrelson. Categories: Drama. Year: 2008.
English in Sleepwalking
Jamal Malik (Dev Patel), an 18 year-old orphan from the slums of Mumbai, finds himself on India's version of "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?" But when the show breaks for the night, police arrest him for alleged cheating. To prove his innocence, Jamal tells the story of his life, from his adventures with his brother to encounters with gangs, and explains that he wanted to be on the show to find Latika (Freida Pinto), the girl he loved and lost. Directed by Danny Boyle and Loveleen Tandan. With Anil Kapoor, Irfan Khan and Madhur Mittal. Categories: Comedy, Drama, Romance. Year: 2008.
English in Slumdog Millionaire
Lawrence Wetherhold (Dennis Quaid), a brilliant, self-absorbed professor of Victorian literature, has lost the passion in his life after becoming a widower. His teenaged daughter, Venessa (Ellen Page), a motivated, overachiever, intends to follow in her father's all work and no play footsteps. But, when Lawrence ends up in the hospital, his adopted, freeloading brother Chuck (Thomas Haden Church) moves in and shakes up their boring lives. And, after being released from the hospital, Lawrence makes a connection with a former student, Janet (Sarah Jessica Parker), who helps reawaken his emotional coma. Directed by Noam Murro. With Ashton Holmes and Camille Mana. Categories: Comedy, Drama, Romance. Year: 2008.
English in Smart People
While searching for his next story, LA Times journalist Steve Lopez (Robert Downey Jr.) happens upon Nathaniel Ayers (Jamie Foxx), a homeless Julliard trained musician who suffers from schizophrenia. Once a promising musical prodigy, Ayers now supports himself by playing violin and cello on the streets. While Lopez attempts to help Ayers get back on his feet and realize his dreams, the two form an unlikely bond that transforms both of their lives. Directed by Joe Wright. With Catherine Keener, Nelsan Ellis, Stephen Root, Tom Hollander, Justin Martin and Lisa Gay Hamilton. Categories: Drama, Biography, Music. Year: 2008.
English in The Soloist
After not speaking to one another for over twenty years, Floyd (Bernie Mac) and Louis (Samuel L. Jackson), two estranged soul legends, agree to reunite to perform at a tribute concert for their former band leader at the Apollo Theater. Setting out on a road trip, Floyd, a boisterous retired businessman, and Louis, a stubborn ex-convict, butt heads every step of the way and find themselves in a series of uncomfortable predicaments. But, while the two can't seem to agree on anything else, they eventually discover that their music will always connect them. Directed by Malcolm D. Lee. With Jennifer Coolidge, Affion Crockett, Sharon Leal, John Legend, Isaac Hayes and Sean Hayes. Categories: Comedy, Music. Year: 2008.
English in Soul Men
People remember the legendary so-called Rumble in the Jungle heavyweight championship in Zaire with Muhammad Ali vs. George Foreman in 1974, but the concert that preceded it is not as well known. But it was an all-out festival, featuring African acts as well as famed American artists, including James Brown, B.B. King, the Spinners and Bill Withers. Directed by Jeffrey Levy-Hinte. Year: 2008.
English in Soul Power
When a NASA probe disappears in deep space, the agency recruits Ham III (Andy Samberg), the loveable, goofy grandson of the first chimp astronaut, to help recover the expensive piece of equipment. Joining the fun-loving Ham on the mission are Luna (Cheryl Hines), a fearless professional, and Titan (Patrick Warburton), their uptight commander. After the crew travels through an intergalactic wormhole, they'll have to risk everything in order to save the peaceful inhabitants of a distant planet from their tyrannical leader (Jeff Daniels). Directed by Kirk De Micco. With Kristin Chenoweth and Kenan Thompson. Categories: Animation, Adventure, Comedy. Year: 2008.
English in Space Chimps
Speed Racer (Emile Hirsch), a fearless driver with a natural gift for racing, has one goal in life: to win the cross-country rally that took the life of his older brother. After turning down an offer from the owner of Royalton Industries (Roger Allam), Speed discovers that the corporation has been fixing races for profit. In order to fulfill his dream, Speed will need the help of not only Mom (Susan Sarandon) and Pops Racer (John Goodman) and his girlfriend Trixie (Christina Ricci), but also that of his former rival, Racer X (Matthew Fox). Behind the wheel of the trusty Mach 5, Speed puts the pedal to the floor, chasing the checkered flag to save his family's business and the sport he loves. Directed by Andy Wachowski and Larry Wachowski. With Benno Fürmann and Richard Roundtree. Categories: Action, Family, Sports, Based on a Cartoon. Year: 2008.
English in Speed Racer
When twins Jared and Simon Grace (Freddie Highmore) and their sister, Mallory (Sarah Bolger), move into the run-down Spiderwick Estate with their mother (Mary-Louise Parker), they immediately notice that something is just a bit out of the ordinary. As the children investigate the grounds of the secluded, old mansion owned by their great, great uncle (David Strathairn), they entera magical world full of fairies and other mythical creatures. Directed by Mark Waters. With Nick Nolte, Joan Plowright, Seth Rogen and Martin Short. Categories: Drama, Family, Fantasy, Thriller. Year: 2008.
English in The Spiderwick Chronicles
Returning from the grave, former cop Denny Colt (Gabriel Macht) patrols the shadowy streets of Central City in order to fight crime as The Spirit. Tracking criminals from back alleys to abandoned warehouses, The Spirit's main target is the Octopus (Samuel L. Jackson), a man who kills anyone unfortuante enough to see his face. Along the way, he must navigate his way through a city filled with beautiful women determined to either seduce or kill him. Directed by Frank Miller. With Scarlett Johansson, Eva Mendes and Jaime King. Categories: Action, Drama, Based on a Comic. Year: 2008.
English in The Spirit
In this documentary, filmmakers investigate the events that took place at Abu Ghraib prison, which became global news in 2004. Through pictures and interviews, the unintended consequences of the war in Iraq are shown as members of the US military, who believed they were defending democracy, became vilified after it was revealed that they were torturing and abusing suspected terrorists. Directed by Errol Morris. With Christopher Bradley, Sarah Denning, Joshua Feinman and Jeff L. Green. Categories: Documentary, War. Year: 2008.
English in Standard Operating Procedure
During the Clone Wars as the dark side gains control and the Galactic Republic slips further into the control of the Separatists, Anakin Skywalker (Matt Lanter) and his Padawan learner Ahsoka Tano (Ashley Eckstein) set out on a mission that brings them face-to-face with crime lord Jabba the Hutt (Kevin Michael Richardson). And, at every turn, they face interference from Count Dooku (Christopher Lee) and his sinister agent Asajj Ventress (Nika Futterman). Meanwhile, on the front lines of the Clone Wars, Obi-Wan Kenobi (James Arnold Taylor) and Master Yoda (Tom Kane) lead a massive clone army in a battle against power of the dark side. Directed by Dave Filoni. With Ian Abercrombie, Catherine Taber, Samuel L. Jackson and Anthony Daniels. Categories: Animation, Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi. Year: 2008.
English in Star Wars: The Clone Wars
Brennan (Will Ferrell) and Dale (John C. Reilly), two immature, lazy, middle-aged children, have just become step brothers, and neither one is happy about it. Intent on expressing their displeasure over their new living arrangements and asserting their dominance, the pair face off in an all out battle for supremacy. But, when their antics threaten to split their parents (Mary Steenburgen and Richard Jenkins) apart, Brennan and Dale are forced to team up and find common ground in order to execute an insane plan to keep their family together. Directed by Adam McKay. With Adam Scott and Kathryn Hahn. Categories: Comedy. Year: 2008.
English in Step Brothers
When Andie (Briana Evigan), a rebellious street dancer, lands at the elite Maryland School of the Arts, she struggles to fit in with a different crowd and hold onto her old life. Joining forces with the school's best dancer, Chase (Robert Hoffman), she forms a crew outcasts and prepares to compete in an underground dance battle. As the long hours of practice lead to a budding romance, Andie finds a way to live her dream without forgetting where she came from. Directed by Jon Chu. With Adam G. Sevani, Cassie, Will Kemp and Danielle Polanco. Categories: Drama, Music, Romance. Year: 2008.
English in Step Up 2 the Streets
When Sgt. Brandon King (Ryan Phillippe), a decorated Iraq war veteran, returns home to Texas after his tour of duty, be believes he has fulfilled his contract with the US Army. But, just as he begins to adjust to civilian life and explain his time away to those he left behind, Brandon is ordered back to Iraq. What follows is his struggle to balance his fight against an unjust Army policy with the expectations of his friends, loved ones and fellow soldiers. Directed by Kimberly Peirce. With Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Channing Tatum, Abbie Cornish and Ciarán Hinds. Categories: Drama, War. Year: 2008.
English in Stop Loss
After returning from a wedding to their remote vacation home, James Hoyt (Scott Speedman) and Kristen McKay (Liv Tyler) find that they are being watched by three eerie, masked individuals. As these wicked strangers begin cutting off their means of communication and destroy their car, James and Kristen realize that their lives are in great danger. When their home is finally invaded, the couple finds themselves in a violent, terrifying struggle with three people they've never met, whose sole purpose is to inflict horror and take innocent lives. Directed by Bryan Bertino. With Gemma Ward, Kip Weeks and Laura Margolis. Categories: Action, Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller. Year: 2008.
English in The Strangers
Tom Ludlow (Keanu Reeves), a veteran LAPD cop, has seen his life fall apart following his wife's death. Choosing to bury himself in his work, Ludlow pushes the law to its limit while facing off with some of LA's toughest gangsters. But, when evidence implicates him in the murder of a fellow officer, Ludlow is forced to question the loyalties of those closest to him and face off against the dark police culture he once embraced. Directed by David Ayer. With Forest Whitaker, Hugh Laurie, Chris Evans, Cedric the Entertainer, Common and The Game. Categories: Crime, Drama, Thriller. Year: 2008.
English in Street Kings
Miguel "Sugar" Santos (Algenis Perez Soto) has grown up dirt poor in the Dominican Republic but his skill as a baseball player is his ticket to a better life. He gets the chance to pitch for an American minor-league team. But his new life offers new distractions. He begins a romance with a young American woman and begins to lose control of his mastery on the playing fielf. Directed by Ryan Fleck. With Rayniel Rufino, Ellary Porterfield, Ann Whitney, Alina Vargas and Richard Bull. Categories: Drama, Sport. Year: 2008.
English in Sugar
In high school, Rose Lorkowski (Amy Adams) was a popular cheerleader, but now, at 30, she finds herself a single mother working as a maid. In order to get her son into a better school, Rose talks her sister Norah (Emily Blunt), who still lives at home with their father Joe (Alan Arkin), to go into business with her cleaning up crime scenes. Up to their necks in murders, suicides and other messy situations, Rose and Norah build a successful business and find a closeness they've always wanted. Directed by Christine Jeffs. With Jason Spevack, Steve Zahn, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Clifton Collins Jr. and Eric Christian Olsen. Categories: Comedy, Drama, Independent Film. Year: 2008.
English in Sunshine Cleaning
In this spoof of the superhero genre, high school loser Rick Riker (Drake Bell) is bitten by a mutated dragonfly and transformed into a super-strong crime fighter with armored skin and an uncomforatble costume. As "The Dragonfly" attempts to put a stop to the dastardly plans of the supervillian "The Hourglass" (Christopher McDonald), he runs into situations which parody the biggest superhero blockbusters of the last decade. Directed by Craig Mazin. With Leslie Nielsen, Kevin Hart and Marion Ross. Categories: Action, Comedy. Year: 2008.
English in Superhero Movie
Two FBI agents, Elizabeth Anderson (Julia Ormond) and Sam Hallaway (Bill Pullman) arrive at a police station in the Santa Fe desert to investigate a series of murders. They interrogate three witnesses: a police officer, a methadone addict, and an eight-year-old girl whose family was murdered by masked men. Directed by Jennifer Chambers Lynch. With Ryan Simpkins, Pell James and French Stewart. Categories: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller. Year: 2008.
English in Surveillance
Bud Johnson (Kevin Costner) is a lovable, apatheic loser coasting through life until his intelligent 12-year-old daughter Molly (Madeline Carroll) registers him as a voter and forces him to vote in the presidential election. After a freak accident in the voting booth causes Bud's vote not to be processed, he becomes the center of a media circus when it's discovered that his single vote will determine the race's outcome. With the two candidates (Dennis Hopper and Kelsey Grammer) deadlocked, their managers (Stanley Tucci and Nathan Lane) set out to persuade Bud to lean in their direction, as millions of people wait for him to make the biggest decision of his life. Directed by Joshua Michael Stern. With Paula Patton and George Lopez. Categories: Comedy. Year: 2008.
English in Swing Vote
Theater director Caden Cotard (Philip Seymour Hoffman) moves from the relative anonymity of upstate New York to the high pressure world of Broadway. Backed with a huge grant, Cotard sets out to create his masterpiece, a brutally honest work staged in a life-size replica of New York City built in a theater district warehouse. While the production grows and its development stretches over years, Cotard struggles with the realities of his life and his difficulties with the women in it, including his ex-wife, Adele (Catherine Keener), his daughter, Olive (Sadie Goldstein), his new wife, Claire (Michelle Williams), and his therapist, Madeleine Gravis (Hope Davis). Directed by Charlie Kaufman. With Tom Noonan, Samantha Morton, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Emily Watson and Dianne Wiest. Categories: Comedy, Drama. Year: 2008.
English in Synecdoche, New York
When a criminal organization kidnaps his daughter Kim (Maggie Grace), former government operative Bryan Mills (Liam Neeson) must use the special skills he developed while working as a spy to save her life. Following clues through the darkest reaches of Paris's underworld, as well as the rooms of it's richest mansions, Mills will stop at nothing to end this nightmare and make those responsible pay with their lives. Directed by Pierre Morel. With Xander Berkeley, Radivoje Bukvic, Katie Cassidy, Famke Janssen and Leland Orser. Categories: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller. Year: 2008.
English in Taken
Despereaux (Matthew Broderick), a tiny mouse with big ears and an even bigger heart, refuses to accept life as a mere mouse, learning how to read and befriending a beautiful princess named Pea (Emma Watson). Banished from Mouseworld for his unconventional ways, Depereaux sets out to rescue Princess Pea when he learns that she has been kidnapped by Roscuro (Dustin Hoffman), a rat whose affections the princess earlier dismissed. Inspired by stories of knights, dragons and fair maidens, Depereaux finds the courage to become a legendary hero. Directed by Sam Fell and Robert Stevenhagen. With Tracey Ullman, Kevin Kline, William H. Macy, Stanley Tucci and Sigourney Weaver. Categories: Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy. Year: 2008.
English in The Tale of Despereaux
Frank Martin (Jason Statham), an ex-Special Forces operative, returns to complete one of his patented, high-risk deliveries. A mercenary delivery driver who will transport any cargo, no questions asked, Martin is tasked with escorting Valentina (Natalya Rudakova), the kidnapped daughter of Leonid Vasilev (Jeroen Krabbé), the head of the Ukraine's EPA, from Marseilles to Odessa. To make the trip alive, Martin must contend with his bosses, Vasilev's agents and Valentina's cynical disposition. Directed by Olivier Megaton. With François Berléand and Robert Knepper. Categories: Action. Year: 2008.
English in Transporter 3
After finishing working as volunteers in China, Americans Roy (Woody Harrelson) and Jessie (Emily Mortimer) take the Trans-siberian Express train from Beijing to Moscow. Along the way, they meet Carlos (Eduardo Noriega) and Abby (Kate Mara), two fellow travelers, and make an instant bond. But, when Roy gets separated from the group, Jessie realizes that Carlos and Abby aren't who they seem to be. Trapped in a foreign land, Jessie must fight to escape from a drug conspiracy and reunite with her husband. Directed by Brad Anderson. With Ben Kingsley and Thomas Kretschmann. Categories: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller. Year: 2008.
English in Transsiberian
After heading deep into the jungles of Southeast Asia to film the most expensive war movie of all time, the film's self-absorbed stars, Tug Speedman (Ben Stiller), Jeff Portnoy (Jack Black) and Kirk Lazarus (Robert Downey Jr.), are abandoned by their frustrated director (Steve Coogan) and find themselves in a real war. Thinking that the gun fire and explosions are just part of the film, Speedman and company play along, eventually becoming the soldiers they are portraying in order to make it out alive. Directed by Ben Stiller. With Brandon T. Jackson, Jay Baruchel, Bill Hader and Nick Nolte. Categories: Action, Comedy, War. Year: 2008.
English in Tropic Thunder
When Bella Swan( Kristen Stewart) is sent to live with her father, she meets a mysterious young man named Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson. Unlike anyone she's ever ment, Bella begins a passionate romance with Edward, even though she senses that there is more to his story than Edward is willing to admit. Before long, it is revealed that Edward is a vampire who hasn't aged since 1918, and Bella must come to grips with her love's true identity, even as he faces off with his most evil enemies. Directed by Catherine Hardwicke. With Taylor Lautner, Michael Welch and Justin Chon. Categories: Action, Horror,Romance, Thriller. Year: 2008.
English in Twilight
After a recent breakup, Leonard (Joaquin Phoenix), an aspiring photographer, moves back to his childhood home in Brooklyn. Concerned fo rhis future, Leonard's parents set him up with Sandra (Vinessa Shaw), the kind, sweet daughter of a close family friend. But, around the same time, Leonard becomes infatuated with Michele (Gwyneth Paltrow), a beautiful woman who is having a self-destructive affair with a married man. Forced to make a choice between the two women, Leonard must decide between love and desire, and risks the possibility that he could end up all alone. Directed by James Gray. With Isabella Rossellini, Elias Koteas and Moni Moshonov. Categories: Drama, Romance. Year: 2008.
English in Two Lovers
Bobby and Kate (Lynn Collins and Joseph Gordon-Levitt) get into an argument on the Brooklyn Bridge over whether to have a baby and decide to toss a coin. Then, two scenarios play out, one in which they have a child and one in which they don't. These stories involve mystery and drama, and focus on their relationship, their work and families. Directed by David Siegel. With Nelson Landrieu, Assumpta Serna, Ted Oyama and Olivia Thirlby. Categories: Drama. Year: 2008.
English in Uncertainty
FBI agent Jennifer Marsh (Diane Lane) must track down a serial killer who murders his victims with the help of an untraceable website. The more users log on to watch the gruesome live video of his vicims being tortured, the quicker they die. As Det. Marsh escalates her search, her target makes things personal, forcing her to make a difficult choice. Directed by Gregory Hoblit. With Billy Burke, Colin Hanks and Joseph Cross. Categories: Crime, Thriller. Year: 2008.
English in Untraceable
At the height of WWII, Col. Claus von Stauffenberg (Tom Cruise) assembles a group of high-ranking Nazi officers to carry out a plot intent on assassinating Hitler (David Bamber) and seizing control of the military in order to end the war. Codenamed "Valkyrie," after Hitler's own emergency plan to address a revolt against the German government, the operation is seen as the last chance to stop a mad man and bring justice and honor back to Germany. With everything seemingly in place and millions of lives hanging in the balance, von Stauffenberg must take matters into his own hands and accepts the charge of killing Hitler himself. Directed by Bryan Singer. With Carice van Houten, Eddie Izzard, Bill Nighy, Terence Stamp, Tom Wilkinson and Kenneth Branagh. Categories: Biography, Drama, History, Thriller, Based on a True Story. Year: 2008.
English in Valkyrie
Moments after his arrival in Spain for a global anti-terrorism summit, US President Henry Ashton (William Hurt) is shot twice as he steps to the podium to deliver a speech. The events leading up to the assassination attempt and the chaos that follows are shown from eight different perspectives, including that of two secret service agents (Matthew Fox and Dennis Quaid), an American tourist (Forest Whitaker) and a TV news producer (Sigourney Weaver). As each point of view unfolds, it becomes apparent that the assassination attempt is more than what it seems and the President may still be alive. Directed by Pete Travis. With Zoe Saldana. Categories: Drama, Thriller. Year: 2008.
English in Vantage Point
Vicky (Rebecca Hall) and Christina (Scarlett Johansson) are two best friends vacationing in Barcelona. While Vicky is straight-laced and preparing to get married, Christina is free-spirited and sexually adventurous. During their travels they meet flamboyant artist José Antonio (Javier Bardem). After being invited back to his home, Christina immediately throws herself at José. Despite her best efforts, Vicky eventually falls in love with him as well, and when José's beautiful but insane ex-wife Maria (Penélope Cruz) returns, chaos results. Directed by Woody Allen. With Patricia Clarkson, Kevin Dunn and Chris Messina. Categories: Comedy, Drama, Romance. Year: 2008.
English in Vicky Cristina Barcelona
George W. Bush (Josh Brolin) follows in his father's (James Cromwell) footsteps to become the 43rd president of the United States. Overcoming alcoholism and discovering his Christian faith, Bush's eventful and controversial life swings from the triumph of his successful campaign to the tragedy of 9/11 and unpopular war in Iraq. Directed by Oliver Stone. With Elizabeth Banks, Thandie Newton, Ioan Gruffudd, Toby Jones, Jeffrey Wright, Scott Glenn, Ellen Burstyn and Noah Wyle. Categories: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Biography. Year: 2008.
English in W.
In the summer of 1994, troubled teenage drug dealer Luke Shapiro (Josh Peck) travels the streets of New York selling pot from an flavored ice cart. When he's not out sweating on the sidewalks, Luke meets up with Dr. Jeffrey Squires (Ben Kingsley), an unorthodox psychiatrist and the step-father of Luke's long-time crush Stephanie (Olivia Thirlby). Working out an agreement to trade therapy sessions for drugs, Luke and Squires explore New York City together and use their unlikely friendship to help them overcome depression and stumble towards maturity. Directed by Jonathan Levine. With Famke Janssen, Mary-Kate Olsen and Method Man. Categories: Comedy, Drama. Year: 2008.
English in The Wackness
In the year is 2700, WALL-E is the last robot on Earth. With all the humans gone, WALL-E spends his days alone cleaning up all the trash they left behind. But, when EVE, a robot probe sent to recover the last plant on Earth, shows up, WALL-E falls in love, and begins an adventure across the galaxy. Directed by Andrew Stanton. With John Ratzenberger, Sigourney Weaver, Fred Willard and Jeff Garlin. Categories: Animation, Comedy, Family, Romance, Sci-Fi. Year: 2008.
English in WALL-E
Stuck in the monotony of a dead end job and routinely ignored by his girlfriend, Wes's (James McAvoy) life is going nowhere fast. Things quickly change when he meets a devastatingly gorgeous woman named Fox (Angelina Jolie). Formerly an apathetic nobody, Wes is recruited into the Fraternity, a secret society of assassins that trains him to avenge his estranged father's death by unlocking his dormant powers. Directed by Timur Bekmambetov. With Morgan Freeman, Terence Stamp, Common and David O'Hara. Categories: Action, Thriller. Year: 2008.
English in Wanted
In this black comedy, John Cusack plays a troubled hit man hired by the CEO (Ben Kingsley) of a large corporation that does business in the Middle East. His task is to kill the oil minister of a small gulf state. So the hit man poses as the wedding planner for a Central Asian pop star (Hilary Duff), who is getting married in the oil-rich kingdom. He also attracts the attentions of a left-wing journalist (Marisa Tomei), as the plot gets more complicated. Directed by Joshua Seftel. With Joan Cusack and Dan Aykroyd. Categories: Action, Comedy, Thriller, War. Year: 2008.
English in War, Inc.
Successful talk show host RJ Stevens (Martin Lawrence) left behind his modest Southern roots, and his family name, to pursue his Hollywood dream. When his parents (James Earl Jones and Margaret Avery) request that he attend their 50th wedding anniversary, RJ heads home to Georgia with his high maintenance fiancee (Joy Bryant) and his 10-year-old son (Damani Roberts). While RJ plans to show his family that he is no longer the awkward kid they used to pick on, they have other plans. Calling him out on his new superstar attitude, RJ's family help him remember where he came from and ho he really is. Directed by Malcolm D. Lee. With Cedric the Entertainer, Nicole Ari Parker, Michael Clarke Duncan, Mike Epps and Mo'Nique. Categories: Comedy. Year: 2008.
English in Welcome Home, Roscoe Jenkins
Ben (Robert De Niro), a fading middle-aged Hollywood producer, struggles to balance his troubled homelife with the stresses of his job. Attending marriage counseling with his wife Kelly (Robin Wright Penn) and having trouble getting his new film made, Ben is surrounded by people who need him to be and do more than he already is. Directed by Barry Levinson. With Bruce Willis, Stanley Tucci, John Turturro, Kristen Stewart, Sean Penn, Catherine Keener and Michael Wincott. Categories: Comedy, Drama. Year: 2008.
English in What Just Happened?
With a child on the way, documentarian Morgan Spurlock sets out on a one man mission to track down the most wanted man in the world, Osama Bin Laden. After intense weapons and survival training, Spurlock sets out to talk to Arabic people about the war on terror and the outside worls' view on America and Americans. As his investigation deepens, this would-be bounty hunter gains insight on himself, his country and the factors that created a man like Bin Laden in the first place. Directed by Morgan Spurlock. Categories: Documentary. Year: 2008.
English in Where in the World Is Osama Bin Laden?
Clothing designer Mary Haines (Meg Ryan) spends most of her days at beauty salons, fancy lunches and fashion shows with her gossipy, high-society friends. Her luxurious, happy life is disrupted when she learns that her husband is cheating on her with Crystal Allen (Eva Mendes), a sexy shop girl. No one is more scandalized than Sylvie Fowler (Annette Bening), Mary's supposed best friend. As Mary goes head to head with Crystal, her friendship with Sylvie is put to the test, and their friends Edie (Debra Messing) and Alex (Jada Pinkett Smith) begin to question their romantic relationships as well. Directed by Diane English. With Candice Bergen, Carrie Fisher, Debi Mazar and Bette Midler. Categories: Comedy, Drama, Remake. Year: 2008.
English in The Women
Randy "The Ram" Robinson (Mickey Rourke) is a former champion professional wrester whose glory days have passed him by. When the opportunity for a rematch with his former arch rival comes along, Randy begins to hope that the bout will be his ticket back into the big time. But, after suffering a heart attack, Randy is forced to reexamine his life and makes an effort to reconnect with his estranged daughter (Evan Rachel Wood) and admit his true feelings to an emotionally unavailable stripper (Marisa Tomei). Directed by Darren Aronofsky. With Mark Margolis and Judah Friedlander. Categories: Comedy, Drama, Sports. Year: 2008.
English in The Wrestler
When several women, including a young FBI agent, disappear under mysterious circumstances, agent Mosley Drummy (Xzibit) asks Dana Scully (Gillian Anderson), who now works as a staff physician at a hospital, to help him locate Fox Mulder (David Duchovny), the fugitive former lead of the the FBI's X-Files division. With Mulder on board, the group sets out to investigate the case along with Father Crissman (Billy Connolly), a disgraced former priest, who claims that God is sending him visions of the crimes, causing him to bleed from the eyes. Directed by Chris Carter. With Amanda Peet. Categories: Mystery, Sci-Fi, Based on a TV Series. Year: 2008.
English in The X Files: I Want to Believe
Directed by Udayan Prasad. With Eddie Redmayne, Kristen Stewart, William Hurt and Maria Bello. Categories: Drama, Romance. Year: 2008.
English in The Yellow Handkerchief
Carl Allen (Jim Carrey) avoids unwanted human interaction and commitments by refusing every favor, request, suggestion and offer he receives. But, after attending a self-help seminar where he is challenged to say "Yes" to any and every opportunity that comes his way, Carl discovers the power of endless possibilities and finds his life changed in amazing, unexpected ways. Directed by Peyton Reed. With Zooey Deschanel, Bradley Cooper, Danny Masterson, Terence Stamp, John Michael Higgins and Rhys Darby. Categories: Comedy. Year: 2008.
English in Yes Man
Joe (Chazz Palminteri) is a card sharp from Yonkers. But his comfortable life is disrupted when his 20-year-old son, Joe Jr. (Tom Guiry), who was institutionalized because of Down Syndrome over ten years ago, has to leave his residence because he has become violent. Although Joe's girlfriend, Janice (Christine Lahti), tries to befriend Joe Jr., he's a handful and Joe can't face having to take care of his son in the long run. So he comes up with a scheme to try to introduce rigged dice into a casino so he can make a big score that will give him enough cash to place Joe Jr. in a pricey private hospital. But things don't go quite as he planned. Directed by Robert Celestino. With Michael Lerner and Linus Roache. Categories: Drama. Year: 2008.
English in Yonkers Joe
Zohan Dvir (Adam Sandler), an elite Israeli Mossad agent, fakes his own death in order to pursue his dream of becoming a hair stylist in New York City. After gaining employment in a salon owned by Dalia (Emmanuelle Chriqui), a beautiful Palestinian, Zohan makes a name for himself by offering his clients romantic services in the back room. But, when his cover is blown, Zohan is forced out of hiding and must face off with the Phantom (John Turturro), his Palestinian nemisis. Directed by Dennis Dugan. With Nick Swardson and Rob Schneider. Categories: Action, Comedy. Year: 2008.
English in You Don't Mess with the Zohan
In order to keep from being evicted from their apartment, longtime friends and roomates Zack (Seth Rogen) and Miri (Elizabeth Banks) come up with an unorthodox plan. Using their friends as actors, the pair decide to film an amateur porn film to make some quick cash. But, once shooting begins, Zack and Miri discover that they might want to be more than friends. Directed by Kevin Smith. With Justin Long, Traci Lords, Jason Mewes, Craig Robinson and Katie Morgan. Categories: Comedy, Drama, Romance. Year: 2008.
English in Zack and Miri Make a Porno
Mike Enslin (John Cusack), a cynical writer who investigates supernatural phenomena, travels to spend a night in room 1408 at the Dolphin Hotel. The hotel's manager, Gerald Olin (Samuel L. Jackson), initally objects to allowing Mike to stay in the room, which is said to harbor evil spirits and is off limits to guests. But, after he threatens to sue the establishment, Gerald checks Mike into the room and sends him off to a sleepless night. Directed by Mikael Håfström. With Jasmine Jessica Anthony and Mary McCormack. Categories: Horror, Thriller, Drama. Year:2007.
English in 1408
Six months after a virus ripped through Great Britain turning its inhabitants into blood-thirsty zombies, the US Army has helped to secure a small area of London for the survivors to repopulate and start again. But, when a carrier enters the safe zone, the Army's plan fails and the infection spreads once again. Directed by Juan Carlos Fresnadillo. With Jeremy Renner, Catherine McCormack, Robert Carlyle, Harold Perrineau, Idris Elba, Imogen Poots, Mackintosh Muggleton and Rose Byrne. Categories: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller. Year: 2007.
English in 28 Weeks Later
When the sun sets in Barrow, Alaska, the town is plunged into thirty straight days of darkness. As the light fades, bloodthirsty vampires move in from across the frozen, barren wasteland to feed on the citizens of this normally quiet town. Their only hope is the over-matched police force, consisting of Sheriff Eben Olemaun (Josh Hartnett) and Deputy Stella Olemaun (Melissa George), a husband and wife who are torn between their own survival and saving the town they love. Directed by David Slade. With Ben Foster. Categories: Horror, Thriller. Year: 2007.
English in 30 Days of Night
During the Battle of Thermopylae, Spartan King Leonidas (Gerard Butler) leads his small army of fierce warriors against the advancing Persians, inspiring all of Greece to band together against a common enemy and helping to usher in the world's first democracy. Based on Frank Miller's graphic novel. Directed by Zack Snyder. Categories: Action, Adventure, Drama, War. Year: 2007.
English in 300
In this tense drama based on the Elmore Leonard bestseller, Russell Crowe stars as a dangerous outlaw who must be transported from one jail to another. Christian Bale is a poor but honest farmer, desperate for money to pay for medical care for his younger son. So the farmer accepts the assignment to escort the outlaw from jail to a train that will take him to another state. The farmer is also motivated by a desire to impress his older son (Ben Foster), who is attracted to the outlaw life. Peter Fonda plays a former gunslinger who helps the farmer. Directed by James Mangold. With Logan Lerman and Dallas Roberts. Categories: Action, Crime, Drama, Western. Year: 2007.
English in 3:10 to Yuma
On the eve of serial killer Jon Forster's execution, Dr. Jack Gramm (Al Pacino), the forensic psychiatrist who influenced the jury to send Forster to death row, receives a phone call stating that he has eighty-eight minutes to live. While Gramm tries to track down possible suspects, a copycat killer strikes in Seattle using Forster's same twisted methods. To save his life and prevent himself from being framed for murder, Gramm will need to use all of his skills and years of training, along with the help of his ex-wife (Amy Brenneman), his assistant (Alicia Witt) and an FBI agent (William Forsythe). Directed by Jon Avnet. With Leelee Sobieski and Benjamin McKenzie. Categories: Crime, Drama, Thriller. Year: 2007.
English in 88 Minutes
Jude (Jim Sturgess), a dock worker from Liverpool, and Lucy (Evan Rachel Wood), a sheltered American girl, struggle to hold onto their love during the turbulent times of the Vietnam War era. While Lucy's brother, Max (Joe Anderson), is shipped off to the frontlines, Lucy and Jude try to make sense of their lives and relationship through the songs of the Beatles. Directed by Julie Taymor. With Dana Fuchs, Martin Luther, T.V. Carpio and Bono. Categories: Musical, Drama, Romance. Year: 2007.
English in Across the Universe
A peaceful Colorado town becomes the center of an intergalactic battle when a Predator scout ship crash lands and releases the Aliens on board. As the Aliens begin to infect the town, a lone “Wolf” Predator (Ian Whyte) is sent to exterminate the hoard. Meanwhile, the townspeople caught in the middle of the brutal face-off set out to the stop the Alien outbreak before the military carpet bombs the area. Directed by Colin Strause and Greg Strause. With Steven Pasquale, Reiko Aylesworth, John Ortiz, Johnny Lewis, David Paetkau and Chelah Horsdal. Categories: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller. Year: 2007. Release Date: December 25, 2007.
English in Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem
In the L.A. suburbs, Johnny Truelove (Emile Hirsch) and his friends live a privileged life with too much time and too much money. But, when their initiation of the thug life they idolize from rap music, video games and movies gets out of control, Johnny and his friend Frankie (Justin Timberlake) realize that sooner or later they'll have to face the consequences of their actions. Based on the life of Jesse James Hollywood, one of the youngest men to ever be put on the FBI's most wanted list. Directed by Nick Cassavetes. With Anton Yelchin, Ben Foster, Sharon Stone, Lukas Haas and Bruce Willis. Categories: Crime, Drama. Year: 2006.
English in Alpha Dog
After the tree they live in is cut down, three singing chipmunk brothers, Alvin (Justin Long), Simon (Matthew Gray Gubler) and Theodore (Jesse McCartney) find themselves in Los Angeles, where they are adopted by struggling songwriter Dave Seville (Jason Lee). Impressed with the little guys' talent and seeing the opportunity for long-awaited success, Dave sets out to make the chipmunks a musical sensation. But, to achieve their dream and remain a family, Dave and the boys will have to overcome a meddling record executive (David Cross). Directed by Tim Hill. With Cameron Richardson. Categories: Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Based on a Cartoon. Year: 2007.
English in Alvin and the Chipmunks
After the death of the top gangster in Harlem, Frank Lucas (Denzel Washington), the man's former driver, moves into a position of great power in the drug market. Striking a deal with a Thai general, Lucas is able to smuggle heroin in the coffins of soldiers who died in Vietnam and makes a fortune. But, Richie Roberts (Russell Crowe), a NJ detective with close ties to the streets, aims to bring Lucas down after he is put in charge of a drug trafficking task force. With Roberts bearing down on him, Lucas must do everything he can to stay on top, including dealing with the Italian mafia and corrupt NYPD officers. Directed by Ridley Scott. With Chiwetel Ejiofor, Josh Brolin, Armand Assante and T.I.. Categories: Crime, Drama, Thriller, Based on a True Story. Year: 2007.
English in American Gangster
Uprooted from their lives and forced into internment camps in Utah in the early 1940s, the Nomuras, a Japanese American family, face a country that doubts their loyalty and confines them to prisoners' conditions. The father (Masatoshi Nakamura), a former pro ballplayer, starts a baseball league as a way to find strength and pride during the difficult time. With his older brother Lane (Leonardo Nam) enlisted in the Army, Lyle Nomura (Aaron Yoo) plays against teams mad eup of guards and bigoted minor league players. Directed by Desmond Nakano. With Gary Cole and Sarah Drew. Categories: Drama, Sports. Year: 2007.
English in American Pastime
Intent on starting a new sports magazine and providing a better life for his step-children, Nick (Ice Cube) moves into his dream house in the suburbs with his wife Suzanne (Nia Long). But, when everything that can go wrong does, Nick is left to left to clean up the mess with the help of his wacky, over-eager real estate agent/contractor, Chuck Mitchell Jr. (John C. McGinley). Directed by Steve Carr. With Aleisha Allen and Philip Bolden. Categories: Comedy, Family. Year: 2007.
English in Are We Done Yet?
As the notorious and charismatic outlaw Jesse James (Brad Pitt) plans his next great robbery, he must battle against the men who want to capture him for fame and a fortune in reward money. Meanwhile, Robert Ford (Casey Affleck), an admire of James, joins his gang, only to become resentful of his former hero and hatch a plan to kill the fastest gun in the West. Directed by Andrew Dominik. With Mary-Louise Parker, Sam Rockwell and Sam Shepard. Categories: Crime, Drama, Western. Year: 2007.
English in The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
After witnessing her older sister Cecilia (Keira Knightley) in a compromising situation with Robbie Turner (James McAvoy), the son of the family housekeeper, Briony Tallis (Saoirse Ronan) acts out in jealousy and bears false witness to have the young man arrested for a crime he did not commit. Kept apart by prison and war, the young lovers stay connected through hearts and letters, while Briony (Vanessa Redgrave), now an againg writer, sets out to share their bittersweet story with the world. Directed by Joe Wright. With Romola Garai. Categories: Drama, Romance, War, Based on a Novel. Year: 2007.
English in Atonement
A talented Irish guitarist (Jonathan Rhys Meyers) and a sheltered cellist (Keri Russell), who share a strong but momementary connection, are torn apart by their circumstances before their love is given a chance to grow. The result of their brief encounter is August Rush (Freddie Highmore), now an orphan living on the streets of New York. Using his unique musical gifts and aided by his odd caretaker (Robin Williams), August sets out to find his birth parents and discover who he is. Directed by Kirsten Sheridan. With Terrence Howard. Categories: Drama, Music. Year: 2007.
English in August Rush
Clay Beresford (Hayden Christensen) suffers from a heart condition that requires a heart transplant. When he receives a call informing him that a donor has been found, he believes that his life has been saved. But, during surgery, Clay experiences a phenomenon called "anesthetic awareness," leaving him awake but paralyzed throughout the operation. To escape the pain, Clay has an out of body experience, and discovers that his new wife, Sam (Jessica Alba), and his trusted friend, Dr. Jack Harper (Terrence Howard) are involved in a plot to take his life. Directed by Joby Harold. With Lena Olin and Christopher McDonald. Categories: Crime, Drama, Thriller. Year: 2007.
English in Awake
Randy Daytona (Dan Fogler), a washed-up former ping pong prodigy, is recruited by FBI Agent Ernie Rodriguez (George Lopez) to infiltrate a mysterious life-or-death tournament held by Feng (Christopher Walken), the ruthless criminal mastermind who kille dhis father (Robert Patrick). With his skills a little rusty, Daytona is sent into training with Master Wong (James Hong) and his beautiful niece, Maggie (Maggie Q). If Daytona plans on avenging his father and keeping his life, he will have to play the best ping pong of his life and defeat his arch-enemy, Karl Wolfschtagg (Thomas Lennon). Directed by Robert Ben Garant. With Terry Crews, Diedrich Bader, Aisha Tyler and Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa. Categories: Action, Comedy, Crime, Sports. Year: 2007.
English in Balls of Fury
In 1999, thousands of activists descend upon Seattle to join in a mass demonstration against the WTO Ministerial Conference. What begins as a peaceful protest in Seattle's streets turns into an all-out riot, with protesters facing off with police and the National guard. Caught in the middle are Dale (Woody Harrelson), a riot cop, Ella (Charlize Theron), his wife, Jay (Martin Henderson), a protest organizer, and Mayor Jim Tobin (Ray Liotta). Directed by Stuart Townsend. With Michelle Rodriguez, André Benjamin, Rade Serbedzija, Ivana Milicevic, Joshua Jackson, Connie Nielsen, Channing Tatum and Jennifer Carpenter. Categories: Action, Drama, Based on a True Story. Year: 2007.
English in Battle in Seattle
Daphne (Diane Keaton), an incredibly overbearing mother, fears that her youngest daughter, Milly (Mandy Moore), will make the same mistakes with love that she once did. Deciding to help Milly find the perfect man, Daphne creates an internet personal ad and proceeds to interview a series of eligible (and not-so-eligible) bachelors. During the course of her interview sessions, an intrigued eavesdropper, Johnny (Gabriel Macht), tries to persuade Daphne that he is right for her daughter. Assuming that Johnny is just a suave heartbreaker, she brushes him aside, favoring the more stable Jason (Tom Everett Scott) instead. But, when an old flame comes back into Daphne's life, she is foced to reasses her views and realizes that sometimes being a mom means letting go. Directed by Michael Lehmann. With Lauren Graham, Piper Perabo, Stephen Collins and Ty Panitz. Categories: Comedy, Romance. Year:2007.
English in Because I Said So
In 1795, 20-year-old aspiring author Jane Austen (Anne Hathaway) is under pressure from her family to marry a rich man , the nephew of a local aristocrat (Maggie Smith). But Jane is in love with Tom (James McAvoy), a young Irishman, to the horror of her mother (Julie Walters) and the local clergyman (James Cromwell). But Tom and Jane fight for their happiness. Directed by Julian Jarrold. Categories: Biography, Drama, Romance. Year: 2007.
English in Becoming Jane
Barry B. Benson (Jerry Seinfeld) is a college educated bee who wants more out of life than just making honey. After venturing outside the hive and traveling to New York City, Barry nearly dies before being saved by a florist named Vanessa (Renée Zellweger). As Barry's relationship with Vanessa grows, he comes to learn that humans eat honey and decides to sue the human race as a result. Directed by Steve Hickner and Simon J. Smith. With Matthew Broderick, John Goodman, Chris Rock and Kathy Bates. Categories: Animation, Comedy, Family. Year: 2007.
English in Bee Movie
In this CGI adaptation of the legenday tale, the mythic warrior Beowulf (Ray Winstone) must battle the demon Grendel (Crispin Glover), who is terrorizing the countryside. Later, Grendel's ruthless and seductive mother (Angelina Jolie) becomes hellbent on revenge and it is up to Beowulf to put an end to the killings. Directed by Robert Zemeckis. With Anthony Hopkins and Robin Wright Penn. Categories: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy. Year: 2007.
English in Beowulf
After being stripped of their gold medals, rival figure skaters Chazz Michael Michaels (Will Ferrell) and Jimmy MacElroy (Jon Heder) exploit a loophole to return to competitive ice skaking as a pairs team. Michaels is brash, crude and unapologetic, skating with flair, power and charisma. MacElroy is a sensitive artist whose skills have been developed in a strict, protected environment. Training with Coach (Craig T. Nelson), Chazz and Jimmy set out to learn new skills and train to perform a controversial manuever that might be the only way to defeat their main competition, the Van Waldenberg siblings (Amy Poehler and Will Arnett). Directed by Josh Gordon and Will Speck. With Jenna Fischer, William Fichtner, Nick Swardson, Luke Wilson and Rob Corddry. Categories: Comedy, Romance, Sports. Year: 2007.
English in Blades of Glory
Jason Bourne (Matt Damon) is back and determined to discover the truth about his past once and for all. Still suffering from amnesia, Bourne teams up with a reporter (Paddy Considine) who has information about the organization that trained him. With the woman he loved murdered, Bourne will stop at nothing to fight his way through a group of highly-trained assassins to finally learn who he really is. Directed by Paul Greengrass. With Edgar Ramirez, Julia Stiles, Brian Cox, David Strathairn, Chris Cooper and Joan Allen. Categories: Action, Adventure, Drama, Mystery, Thriller. Year: 2007.
English in The Bourne Ultimatum
At the age of 24, Jack (Andrew Garfield) is released from prison, having been locked up for most of his life after he and another boy murdered a child. As he attempts to readjust to the world and begin a new life with the help of Terry (Peter Mullan), his parole officer and mentor, Jack struggles to keep his past a secret from the people he meets. Directed by John Crowley. With Shaun Evans, Jeremy Swift and Anthony Lewis. Categories: Drama. Year 2007.
English in Boy A
In the Sydney suburb of Maroubra, a notorious gang known as the Bra Boys combine surfing, hard partying, rebellion and brotherhood to deal with the realities of larger society. This documentary chronicles the evolution of the gang's tough, close-knit culture and how the stigma of their surf community has contributed to their social displacement. The film focuses on the Abberon brothers (Koby Abberton, Sunny Abberton, Jai Abberton), who pursue their dream of professional surfing while one of their own is on trial for murder. Directed by Sunny Abberton and Macario De Souza. Narrated by Russell Crowe. Categories: Documentary, Foreign Film, Independent Film. Year: 2007.
English in Bra Boys
Erica Bain (Jodie Foster) is living the charmed life with her fiance, David (Naveen Andrews), when her life is abruptly turned upside down by a startling attack that causes David's death and leaves Erica wounded. The tragedy shakes her to her core and sends her on a personal vigilante quest to avenge her fiance's death. Erica is forced to grapple with whether her chosen path has transformed her into the very thing she is trying to eradicate. Directed by Neil Jordan. With Terrence Howard, Mary Steenburgen and Nicky Katt. Categories: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller. Year: 2007.
English in The Brave One
In his quest to be made an FBI agent, computer specialist Eric O'Neill (Ryan Phillippe) is assigned to clerk for senior agent Robert Hanssen (Chris Cooper) and write down everything he does. Initially told he's a part of an investigation into Hanssen's sexual habits, O'Neill eventually finds that the FBI suspects Hanssen of selling sensitive US intelligence to the Soviet Union. As the pair grows closer, O'Neill digs deeper into the life a devout Catholic he has come to respect and finds it more and more difficult to keep his personal and professional lives separate. Directed by Billy Ray. With Laura Linney, Caroline Dhavernas, Gary Cole, Dennis Haysbert and Kathleen Quinlan. Categories: Drama, Thriller. Year: 2007.
English in Breach
Eric (Tom Cavanaugh) and Sam (Ben Shenkman) are a happy gay couple whose lives are suddenly turned upside down when a distant relative dies and names them the guardians of a young boy, Scot. The twist is that the tween boy has already decided he is gay and they don't know how to handle this, especially Eric, a former hockey player turned sportscaster, who is still in the closet at work. Directed by Laurie Lynd. With Categories: Drama, Music, Romance, Sport. Year: 2007.
English in Breakfast with Scot
Based on the highly acclaimed novel by Monica Ali, this film tells the story of a young Bangladeshi woman (Tannishtha Chatterjee), pressured into an arranged marriage, who finds herself living a lonely life in London with a husband (Satish Kaushik) she doesn't love. To drown her sorrows, she drifts into an affair with a young Muslim worker (Christopher Simpson), which becomes more complicated after the events of 9/11 in 2001. Directed by Sarah Gavron. With, Naeema Begum, and Lana Rahman. Categories: Drama. Year: 2007.
English in Brick Lane
After losing a foot race, Jesse Aarons (Josh Hutcherson) becomes quick friends with Leslie Burke (AnnaSophia Robb), the new girl who beat him. As the pair spends more time together, they begin to build an imaginary world of monsters, trolls, ogres, and giants of which they are the king and queen. But, when a tragedy occurs, Jesse must use the power of his imagination and their friendship to pull him through. Directed by Gabor Csupo. With Zooey Deschanel and Robert Patrick. Categories: Adventure, Drama, Family. Year: 2007.
English in Bridge to Terabithia
Nora Wilder (Parker Posey) is cynical, thirty-something New Yorker with absolutely no marriage prospects, a fact her mother (Gena Rowlands) reminds her of on a daily basis. Bored with her job at an upscale hotel and envious of her best friend Audrey's (Drea de Matteo) perfect marriage, Nora doesn't believe her fortunes will ever change. But, after a series of horrible dates, Nora meets a Frenchman named Julien (Melvil Poupaud) who makes her see the world in a different light. But, before she can find true love, Nora must overcome the feelings that have been holding her back for so long. Directe by Zoe R. Cassavetes. With Tim Guinee and Justin Theroux. Categories: Comedy, Drama, Romance. Year: 2007.
English in Broken English
John (Will Arnett) and Dean Solomon (Will Forte) are a pair of good-natured, but completely socially awkward brothers who set out to give their dying father the grandchild he always wanted. Homeschooled and raised isolated from strangers, the brothers will have to overcome their inability to talk to women and convince at least one of them to become pregnant before it's too late. Directed by Bob Odenkirk. With Kristen Wiig, Jenna Fischer, David Koechner, Chi McBride and Bill Hader. Categories: Comedy. Year: 2007.
English in The Brothers Solomon
Jennifer Tree (Elisha Cuthbert) is a beautiful, famous fashion model with the eyes of America eager to see her every move. But, one fan wants America's sweetheart all for himself. Drugged and kidnapped at a charity event, Jennifer awakes to find that she is confined to a cell. Kept in dark, close quarters, Jennifer is subjected to a series of twisted, sadistic tortures conceived by the her demented captor. Directed by Roland Joffé. With Daniel Gillies, Pruitt Taylor Vince, Michael Harney and Laz Alonso. Categories: Crime, Drama, Thriller. Year: 2007.
English in Captivity
Ian (Ewan McGregor) and Terry (Colin Farrell), two dead broke brothers living in London, are approached by their rich Uncle Howard (Tom Wilkinson) with a money making propostion. All they have to do is "take care of" one of Howard's old business associates to keep his troubles from ruining the life he's built. The brothers struggle with the immorality of the request, and end up becoming enemies when each chooses a different side. Directed by Woody Allen. With Hayley Atwell and Sally Hawkins. Categories: Crime, Drama, Thriller. Year: 2007.
English in Cassandra's Dream
Frank Allen (Ryan Reynolds), a best-selling efficiency expert, believes he has perfected the art of living using timetables and index cards. His obsession with order drives his wife Susan (Emily Mortimer) to set his clock backward ten minutes, setting off a chain off events that turns Frank's life upside down. After things can't get any worse, Frank decides to live entirely in the moment and embraces the freedom provided by chaos. Directed by Marcos Siega. With Stuart Townsend, Sarah Chalke and Constance Zimmer. Categories: Comedy, Drama, Romance. Year: 2007.
English in Chaos Theory
In the week leading up to the assassination of John Lennon (Mark Lindsay Chapman), Jude (Lindsay Lohan), a young Beatles fan, befriends Mark David Chapman (Jared Leto) outside of The Dakota, Lennon's New York apartment building. As the day of the murder approaches, Chapman, a lonely, unstable man obsessed with J.D. Salinger's Catcher in the Rye, is shows increasing signs of paranoia, socio-pathis lying and delusion. Intent on adding his own final chapter to the novel, Chapman loses his grip on reality and does the unthinkable. Directed by J.P. Schaefer. With Judah Friedlander. Categories: Crime, Drama. Year: 2007.
English in Chapter 27
Struggling to fit in at his new public high school, wealthy teenager Charlie Bartlett (Anton Yelchin) uses his natural charm and deft senses of perception to position himself as an amateur psychiatrist for his fellow students. Setting up shop in a bathroom stall, Charlie dishes out advice and prescription drugs with the help of his partner, Murphy Bivens (Tyler Hilton). Charlie's sessions lead to some personal discovery of his own, allowing him to find romance and accept who he is. Directed by Jon Poll. With Robert Downey Jr., Hope Davis and Kat Dennings. Categories: Comedy, Drama. Year: 2007.
English in Charlie Bartlett
In the early 1980s, Charlie Wilson (Tom Hanks), a womanizing US congressional representative from Texas is persuaded by his major conservative supporter, Joanne Herring (Julia Roberts), to assist rebels in Afghanistan in their plight against the Soviet Union. With the help of maverick CIA agent Gust Avrakotos (Philip Seymour Hoffman), Wilson dedicates himself to supplying the Afghan mujahideen with the weapons and support. But, along the way toward victory, Wilson discovers that every war has unforeseen consequences. Directed by Mike Nichols. With Amy Adams. Categories: Drama, Politics. Year: 2007.
English in Charlie Wilson's War
Using archival footage, animation, and music, this politically-charged documentary examines the eight anti-war protesters put on trial following the 1968 Democratic National Convention. Directed by Brett Morgen. With the voices of Hank Azaria, Dylan Baker, Nick Nolte, Mark Ruffalo, Liev Schreiber and Jeffrey Wright. Categories: Documentary, Animation. Year: 2007.
English in Chicago 10
Tom (Samuel L. Jackson) is a former police detective who now makes his living cleaning up crime scenes. When he is working at a murder scene at the mansion of a rich woman (Eva Mendes), he finds himself accused of committing the crime. Someone is trying to set him up, and his onetime police partner (Ed Harris) tries to help figure out who it is. Directed by Renny Harlin. With Luis Guzm_n and Robert Forster. Categories: Crime, Thriller. Year: 2007.
English in Cleaner
When African American attorneys Bobby (Cedric Yarbrough) and Tamika (April Barnett) hire racially hyper-sensitive real estate agent Hillary Macella (Wendi McLendon-Covey), they find themselves in a bidding war with Tom (Andrew Friedman) and Dawn (Patty Wortham), whose agent (Ryan Smith) works to sabotage the deal and get his clients the best price possible. Directed by Armen Kaprelian and Kent G. Llewellyn. With Rob Brownstein, Colleen Crabtree, Kirstin Pierce and Bruce Thomas. Categories: Comedy. Year: 2007.
English in Closing Escrow
After a B-17 bomber crashes near Belfast during WWII, the plane's dying rear gunner asks a local to return a ring to his girlfriend back home. Years later, a young man (Martin McCann) learns of the ring's story and sets out to track down its rightful owner. Directed by Richard Attenborough. With Shirley MacLaine, Christopher Plummer, Neve Campbell, Pete Postlethwaite, Gregory Smith and Mischa Barton. Categories: Drama, Romance. Year: 2007.
English in Closing the Ring
In 1950s New York, Burt Pugach, a married lawyer, loses his mind and throws acid in the face of his twenty-something mistress, Linda Riss, when she breaks up with him. The ordeal made headlines at the time, but the most shocking event occurs sixteen years later when the couple is unexpectedly married. Directed by Dan Klores and Fisher Stevens. Categories: Documentary. Year: 2007.
English in Crazy Love
When reporter Ethan Kendrick (Jason Behr) is sent to investigate the appearance of a monstrous creature, he meets a girl (Amanda Brooks) striken with a mysterious illness, who he believes could hold the key to stopping the beast. The pair track the creature to Los Angeles and must fight an army of reptilian monsters to fulfill an ancient prophecy. Directed by Hyung-rae Shim. With Robert Forster and Craig Robinson. Categories: Action, Drama, Fantasy. Year: 2007.
English in D-War
To fathers, Charlie Hinton (Cuba Gooding Jr.) and Phil Ryerson (Paul Rae) attempt to take over a summer day camp armed with no knowledge of the great outdoors, a dilapidated facility, and a motley group of campers. Before long, things get out of control and the camp is under threat of foreclosure. To save his dream, Charlie is forced to call on his estranged father, Col Buck Hinton (Richard Gant) to bring the camp back to life and teach everyone about teamwork, perseverance and the power of forgiveness. Directed by Fred Savage. With Tamala Jones and Josh McLerran. Categories: Comedy, Family. Year: 2007.
English in Daddy Day Camp
After the courts award custody of his three daughter to his drug-dealing ex-wife, Monty (Idris Elba), a mechanic, asks Julia (Gabrielle Union), an attorney he met while working as a chauffeur, to help him get his girls back. Although they come from two different worlds, Monty and Julia develop an attraction as they fight to keep Monty's family from being ripped apart. Directed by Tyler Perry. With Louis Gossett Jr., Tasha Smith, Tracee Ellis Ross and Malinda Williams. Categories: Drama, Romance. Year: 2007.
English in Daddy's Little Girls
Dan Burns (Steve Carell) is an advice columnist who knows how to help everyone but himself. A dedicated single father, Dan does his best to raise his kids, but he neglects to take time for himself. Things start to change when Dan meets and falls for Marie (Juliette Binoche) at a bookstore, only to learn later that she is dating his brother (Dane Cook). Directed by Peter Hedges. With Dianne Wiest, John Mahoney, Alison Pill, Brittany Robertson and Marlene Lawston. Categories: Comedy, Drama, Romance. Year: 2007.
English in Dan in Real Life
Francis (Owen Wilson), Peter (Adrien Brody) and Jack (Jason Schwartzman), three brothers who have not spoken to each other in a year, hop aboard a train for a spiritual quest across India that they hope will help them reconnect with one another. After a series of quarrels fueled by mistrust and over-the-counter pain killers, Peter and Jack discover that Francis is secretly taking them to locate their estranged mother (Anjelica Huston), who has joined a convent. Later, abandoned by their train, the brothers find themselves lost in the middle of the desert and face a life and death situation that will decide the direction of the rest of their jouney. Directed by Wes Anderson. With Amara Karan and Bill Murray. Categories: Adventure, Comedy, Drama. Year: 2007.
English in The Darjeeling Limited
As way out of his prison sentence, former Marine Tim Kearney (Paul Walker) accepts a deal from DEA agent Tad Gruzsa (Laurence Fishburne) to impersonate Bobby Z, a recently deceased drug dealer. Kearney takes Bobby Z's place during a hostage switch with a crime lord, but when the negotiations go bad, Kearney escapes with Z's son in tow. Directed by John Herzfeld. With Olivia Wilde. Categories: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller. Year: 2007.
English in The Death and Life of Bobby Z
Stuntman Mike (Kurt Russell) is a former Hollywood stuntman with an invincible car and a taste for highway murder. Using charm, steel and gasoline, he hunts down beautiful women and takes them for a ride they'll never remember. But, after taking care of a disc jockey (Sydney Tamiia Poitier) and her pals (Jordan Ladd, Rose McGowan and Vanessa Ferlito) after a night at the bar in Austin, TX, Stuntman Mike meets his match on the back roads of Tennessee. There, he runs into two female stunt car drivers (Zoe Bell and Tracie Thoms) and their friends (Rosario Dawson and Mary Elizabeth Winstead), in town while shooting a movie. Unable to resist a challenge, Stuntman Mike pulls out all the stops and puts the pedal to the metal. Directed by Quentin Tarantino. With Quentin Tarantino. Categories: Action, Horror, Thriller, Comedy. Year: 2007.
English in Death Proof
Henry Roth (Billy Crudup) is a cynical, obsessive compulsive, neurotic author of a hit children's book series. When his long time collaborator and best friend passes away, Roth is forced to work with Lucy (Mandy Moore), a beautiful new illustrator. Distrught and without direction, Henry struggles with letting go of his past and learning how to open up to new people. Directed by Justin Theroux. With Martin Freeman, Amy Sedaris, Dianne Wiest and Tom Wilkinson. Categories: Comedy, Drama, Romance. Year: 2007.
English in Dedication
Three lazy, dimwitted Army reservists (Larry The Cable Guy, Bill Engvall and DJ Qualls) are forced into action when their unit is sent to Iraq. But, when they are mistakenly dropped in Mexico, the oblivious trio sets to complete their mission, and ends up saving a Mexican village from a band of corrupt Federales. Directed by C.B. Harding. With Keith David. Categories: Action, Adventure, Comedy. Year: 2007.
English in Delta Farce
After being brutally raped, a promising college student (Rosario Dawson) sets out for revenge and struggles to rebuild her life. Directed by Talia Lugacy. With Chad Faust, Marcus Patrick and Christopher DeBlasio. Categories: Drama, Thriller. Year: 2007.
English in Descent
After his father's death, rebellious teenager Kale Brecht (Shia LaBeouf) is placed under house-arrest after punching his Spanish teacher. Content to watch TV and play video games, Kale is brought back to the reality of his situation when his mother (Carrie-Anne Moss) takes away all of his favorite forms of entertainment. With nothing left to do, Kale begins to spy on his neighbors, including an attractive new girl, Ashley (Sarah Roemer). But, what starts out as a way to pass the time, becomes an intense fight for survival when Kale, his best friend Ronnie (Aaron Yoo) and Ashley witness a murder in the house next door. Directed by D.J. Caruso. With David Morse. Categories: Horror, Thriller. Year: 2007.
English in Disturbia
Anna (Naomi Watts), an innocent midwife trying to return a lost diary, runs into trouble when she learns that the book may hold secrets of a notorious crime family. Nikolai (Viggo Mortensen), is tasked with recovering the evidence, setting off a harrowing chain of murder, deceit, and retribution. Directed by David Cronenberg. With Armin Mueller-Stahl, Vincent Cassel and Jerzy Skolimowski. Categories: Drama, Mystery, Thriller. Year: 2007.
English in Eastern Promises
Charlie Banks (Jesse Eisenberg) is an insecure college student who reconnects with Mick (Jason Ritter), a bully who tormented him when they were kids. Now he is drawn into a strange friendship with Mick, but then he learns that Mick may have committed a horrible crime and isn't sure what to do. The film was directed by Fred Durst, the frontman for the band Limp Bizkit. Directed by Fred Durst. With Eva Amurri, Sebastian Stan, Gloria Votsis and Chris Marquette. Categories: Drama. Year: 2007.
English in The Education of Charlie Banks
With the changing religious and political tides of late 16th century Europe, Queen Elizabeth (Cate Blanchett) finds her rule challenged by King Philip II of Spain (Jordi Mollà). With Spain's powerful army and armada intent on returning England to Catholicism, Queen Elizabeth must prepare to defend her empire, while struggling with her forbidden love with Sir Walter Raleigh (Clive Owen). Directed by Shekhar Kapur. With Geoffrey Rush, Samantha Morton and Abbie Cornish. Categories: Drama, History, Biography. Year: 2007.
English in Elizabeth: The Golden Age
When a fairytale princess (Amy Adams) is transported into modern day New York City by an evil queen (Susan Sarandon), she begins to change her views on life and love after meeting a handsome lawyer (Patrick Dempsey). Banished from her magical, animated home, the princess is followed by her equally unprepared prince (James Marsden), who hopes to save his damsel from the dangers of the real world. Directed by Kevin Lima. With Timothy Spall and Rachel Covey. Categories: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy. Year: 2007.
English in Enchanted
When four troubled orphans (Kal Penn, Adam Campbell, Jayma Mays and Faune A. Chambers) escape from Willy Wonka's (Crispin Glover) wacky chocolate factory, they are transported to the wonderful land of Gnarnia after stumbling upon an enchanted wardrobe. There, they battle pirates, meet student wizards and team up with a group of mutants and a mischievous beaver in an attempt to defeat the evil White Bitch. Directed by Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer. Categories: Adventure, Comedy. Year: 2007.
English in Epic Movie
After leaving the Buffalo TV station where he was tormented by rival Bruce Nolan, Evan Baxter (Steve Carell) is elected as a congressman and moves to Washington D.C. But, just as he is getting started with his new job, God (Morgan Freeman) summons Evan to build an ark. As Evan is transformed into a modern day Noah, he must deal with the appearance of thousands of wild animals and explain his bizarre behavior to his family, friends and constituents. Directed by Tom Shadyac. With Lauren Graham, Jonah Hill, Wanda Sykes, Ed Helms, John Michael Higgins and John Goodman. Categories: Comedy, Fantasy. Year: 2007.
English in Evan Almighty
When the Silver Surfer (voiced by Laurence Fishburne) comes to Earth, wreaking havoc around the globe to prepare it for destruction, the Fantastic Four learn that they aren't the only super-powered beings in the universe. As Reed (Ioan Gruffudd), Sue (Jessica Alba), Johnny (Chris Evans) and Ben (Michael Chiklis) work to unravel the mystery of the Silver Surfer, they are confronted with the surprising return of their mortal enemy, Dr. Doom (Julian McMahon). Directed by Tim Story. Categories: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Based on a Comic. Year: 2007.
English in Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer
Local professor Harry Stevenson (Morgan Freeman) witnesses love in all its glorious, mischievous and brutal forms while sitting in a coffeeshop in a small Oregon town. There's the die-hard romantic coffee shop owner (Greg Kinnear), the adulterous real estate agent (Radha Mitchell), the beautiful young newcomer (Alexa Davalos) and the troubled young man (Toby Hemingway). But, it is Harry himself who may have the greatest trouble of all after the loss of a loved one. Directed by Robert Benton. With Selma Blair, Jane Alexander and Billy Burke. Categories: Drama, Romance. Year: 2007.
English in Feast of Love
Rob (Omarion Grandberry), an aspiring NY rapper, flees trouble in the big city for a new home in Puerto Rico. There, he finds a father (Giancarlo Esposito) he never knew and develops a passion for Raggaeton. Together with his half-brother, Javi (Victor Rasuk), Rob sets out to capture his dream no matter what stands in his way. Directed by Alejandro Chomski. With Melonie Diaz and Zulay Henao. Categories: Drama, Music. Year: 2007.
English in Feel the Noise
Kent Stock (Sean Astin) quits his job and cancels his wedding in order to take the head coach position for the Norway High School baseball team. With a long tradition of winning, the team now faces uncertainty with the loss of their long time coach and the knowledge that this will be their last season before their school merges with another in the area. Kent must find a way to motivate his new team and convince them to go out winners. Directed by David M. Evans. With Powers Boothe, Rachael Leigh Cook, Michael Angarano and Tom Arnold. Categories: Drama, Sports. Year: 2007.
English in The Final Season
After Bruce Lee's death leaves fans shocked and saddened, a movie studio quickly sets out to turn the 12 minutes of footage that they have from his final film into a full-length feature. Searching far and wide, executives audition hundreds of men hoping that they might have what it takes to fill Bruce Lee's shoes. They do not. Directed by Justin Lin. With Roger Fan, Sung Kang, James Franco and McCaleb Burnett. Categories: Comedy. Year: 2007.
English in Finishing the Game
When Hollywood's most famous and talented dog, Rexxx, goes missing, he ends up being adopted by young Shane Fahey (Josh Hutcherson). Taken in at the firehouse where Shane's father (Bruce Greenwood) is captain, Rexxx goes from nuisance to hero when his incredible physical abilities prove invaluable during rescue calls. With Rexxx onboard, the once downtrodden fire department regains its former glory. But, with all the media attention Rexxx's exploits attract, his former handlers take notice and set out to return Rexxx to the spotlight. Directed by Todd Holland. With Dash Mihok and Bree Turner. Categories: Action, Comedy, Family. Year: 2007.
English in Firehouse Dog
Mr. Hobbs (Michael Caine) has been the nighttime janitor at London Diamond Corporation for as long as anyone can remember. Unnoticed by the powerful executives who walk by him each day, he has had plenty of time to survey the entire building and learn the ins and outs of how the company is run. Observing the frustration of Laura Quinn (Demi Moore), a bright, beautiful American executive held back by the company's glass ceiling, Hobbs convinces her to help him execute an intricate diamond heist to teach their bosses a lesson they won't soon forget. Directed by Michael Radford. With Joss Ackland, Constantine Gregory and Lambert Wilson. Categories: Crime, Drama. Year: 2007.
English in Flawless
Young, hotshot lawyer Willy Beachum (Ryan Gosling), who's set to join a prestigious civil-law firm, is tasked with prosecuting Ted Crawford (Anthony Hopkins), a wealthy, brilliant structural engineer who confessed to killing his wife and entrapping her lover. After asserting his right to represent himself at his trial, Crawford sets out to expose Beachum's one weakness in order to orchestrate a crime with exact precision. Directed by Gregory Hoblit. With David Strathairn, Rosamund Pike, Embeth Davidtz and Billy Burke. Categories: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller. Year: 2007.
English in Fracture
After living his whole life in his younger brother's shadow, Fred (Vince Vaughn), a repo man who steals what he reposses, is forced to move to the North Pole and make amends with his perfect, generous brother, Santa (Paul Giamatti). Directed by David Dobkin. With Kevin Spacey, Kathy Bates, Elizabeth Banks, Ludacris, Rachel Weisz and John Michael Higgins. Categories: Comedy. Year: 2007.
English in Fred Claus
Two-time Oscar winner Hilary Swank plays Erin, a teacher in a rough inner-city neighborhood who wants to give her students what they most need: A voice of their own. By encouraging them to write about their lives, she gains their trust. April L. Hernandez and Jaclyn Ngan play two of her most challenging students. Directed by Richard LaGravenese. Categories: Biography, Crime, Drama. Year: 2007.
English in Freedom Writers
Jakob is a Jewish boy (played as a child by Robbie Kay and a young man by Stephen Dillane) living in Poland during World War II. When his family is murdered by the Nazis, Athos (Rade Serbedzija), a Greek archeologist who is working in the area, takes him in. Athos brings Jakob back to Greece and raises him as his son. But in spite of his good luck, Jakob grows up with a feeling of deep sadness, and longs especially for his sister who disappeared during the war. Athos and Jakob move to Canada, Jakob's obsession with the Holocaust complicates his relationship with his wife (Rosamund Pike). Directed by Jeremy Podeswa. With Ayelet Zurer. Categories: Drama, Based on a Novel. Year: 2007.
English in Fugitive Pieces
Just as Ann (Naomi Watts), George (Tim Roth) and their son Georgie (Devon Gearhart) begin to settle into their lake house for a relaxing summer vacation, they are introduced to Peter (Brady Corbet) and Paul (Michael Pitt), two polite, articulate young men with a disturbing hidden agenda. After killing the family dog and breaking George's leg with a golf club, Peter and Paul hold the family hostage and torture them for their own amusement. To stay alive until morning, Ann, George and Georgie will have to play a series of sadistic games and do whatever Peter and Paul say. Directed by Michael Haneke. Categories: Horror, Thriller. Year: 2007.
English in Funny Games
Joe Kingman (Dwayne Johnson), a successful pro quarterback, has his life turned upside down when he discovers that he has a 7-year-old daughter named Peyton (Madison Pettis). While Joe and his teammates compete for the championship, this reluctant father must learn how to juggle his new responsiblities and still lead his team to victory. Along the way, he learns that patience and teamwork are just as important off the field as they are on the gridiron. Directed by Andy Fickman. With Kyra Sedgwick, Roselyn Sanchez, Morris Chestnut and Lauren Storm. Categories: Comedy, Family, Sports. Year: 2007.
English in The Game Plan
Lindsay Lohan plays Rachel, a rebellious teen from San Francisco. When her mother (Felicity Huffman of the television show, Desperate Housewives) sends her to stay with her strict grandmother (Jane Fonda) in a small town in Idaho, Rachel acts up even more. But it turns out that Rachel's behavior is her way of coping with a traumatic secret. Teen star Lohan and veteran actress and Oscar winner Fonda mix laughs and tears as they learn to trust each other. Directed by Garry Marshall. With Dermot Mulroney, Cary Elwes, Hector Elizondo and Laurie Metcalf. Categories: Comedy, Drama, Romance. Year: 2007.
English in Georgia Rule
In order to protect the woman he loves, motorcycle stunt performer Johnny Blaze (Nicolas Cage) sells his soul to Mephisto (Peter Fonda), but ends up losing Roxanne (Eva Mendes) anyway. Years later, Mephisto returns with a deal. In exchange for his soul, Blaze agrees to become the Ghost Rider, an avenging spirit that takes its form at night as a demon with a flaming skull and motorcycle. Directed by Mark Steven Johnson. With Wes Bentley and Sam Elliott. Categories: Action, Fantasy, Thriller. Year: 2007.
English in Ghost Rider
After a successful season in the Premiership, Santiago Munez is transferred to Real Madrid, one of the most powerful club teams in the world. Joining a lineup of superstars, including David Beckham and Zinédine Zidane, Santiago must prove once again that he has what it takes to play alongside the best soccer players in the world. Reuniting with his old friend Gavin Harris (Alessandro Nivola) and set to marry his girlfriend Roz (Anna Friel), everything looks to be going Santiago's way. But, when he learns that the mother who abandoned his family years before is now living in Spain, Santiago loses his focus and must decide if he has what it takes to be the best. Directed by Jaume Collet-Serra. With Stephen Dillane, Leonor Varela, Elizabeth Peña and Rutger Hauer. Categories: Drama, Sports. Year: 2007.
English in Goal II: Living the Dream
After learning of an extraordinary particle capable of uniting the universe, young Lyra Belacqua (Dakota Blue Richards) journeys to the Artic North to save her best friend and other kidnapped children from a mysterious organization. To succeed in her quest, Lyra must seek aid from mysterious clans and powerful armored polar bears and embrace her destiny of saving the world. Directed by Chris Weitz. With Nicole Kidman and Daniel Craig. Categories: Action, Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy. Year: 2007.
English in The Golden Compass
Patrick Kenzie (Casey Affleck) and Angela Gennaro (Michelle Monaghan), two private detectives in Boston, are hired to investigate a little girl's kidnapping when people in the neighborhood are reluctant to talk with police. When an arranged exchange with a drug dealer is botched, resulting in the girl's death, Patrick and Angela blame themselves and have difficulty moving past the tragedy. But, when another child goes missing, the pair picks up the investigation and discovers that things aren't always what they seem. Directed by Ben Affleck. With Morgan Freeman, Ed Harris, John Ashton, Amy Ryan and Amy Madigan. Categories: Crime, Drama, Mystery. Year: 2007.
English in Gone Baby Gone
After Chuck (Dane Cook) breaks up with his longtime girlfriend, he is shocked when he learns that she got engaged to her very next boyfriend. Re-entering the dating circuit, he finds that this pattern begins to repeat itself; once he breaks up with a girl, she marries her next boyfriend. Once word get out, Chuck has more dates than he can handle. But, when Chuck falls for the beautiful Cam Wexler (Jessica Alba), he does his best to but an end to his dating curse. Directed by Mark Helfrich. With Dan Fogler. Categories: Comedy, Romance. Year: 2007.
English in Good Luck Chuck
Stanley Philipps (John Cusack) is devastated by the news that his wife was killed in Iraq. Unable to come to terms with her death and tell his two daughters, Stanley decides to take them on a cross-country road trip to an amusement park. Directed by James C. Strouse. With Gracie Bednarczyk and Shélan O'Keefe. Categories: Drama. Year: 2007.
English in Grace Is Gone
After her star athlete older brother (Jesse Lee Soffer) dies in a car accident, Gracie Bowen (Carly Schroeder) decides she wants to take his place on her school's soccer team. Facing discouragement at every turn, even from her own father (Dermot Mulroney), Gracie overcomes all odds and takes her rightful place on the pitch. Directed by Davis Guggenheim. With Emma Bell, Elisabeth Shue, Andrew Shue and John Doman. Categories: Drama, Sports. Year: 2007.
English in Gracie
In this improvisational comedy, One-Eyed Jack Faro (Woody Harrelson), a washed-up alcoholic who's been married more times than he can count on both hands, enters the Grand Championship of Poker in Las Vegas to save his dead grandfather’s hotel-casino from a real estate developer. To win the world’s most famous high stakes tournament, Jack will have to face off against some of the top players in the game, icluding a genius who still lives with his Mom (Chris Parnell), a head case who wears disguises to gain an edge on his opponents (David Cross), and a pro (Cheryl Hines) with a stay at home husband (Ray Romano). Directed by Zak Penn. With Mike Epps, Dennis Farina, Richard Kind, Michael McKean, Jason Alexander and Hank Azaria. Categories: Comedy. Year: 2007.
English in The Grand
In 1935, Professor Melvin Tolson (Denzel Washington), a brilliant, fiery professor at Wiley College in Texas, inspires his students to form the schools first debate team. Using the power of words, Tolson shapes a group of underdog students from a small African American college into elite debaters, who eventually challenge Harvard in the national championship. Directed by Denzel Washington. With Forest Whitaker, Jermaine Williams and John Heard. Categories: Drama, Based on a True Story. Year: 2007.
English in The Great Debaters
When Martin and Clarence (Pat Healy and Kene Holliday) answer an ad to train as record producers, they're excited to finally be employed. Sent out to sign undiscovered artists, the pair quickly learns that they're a part of a record industry talent scouting scheme. Hitting the road to sign new acts, Martin and Clarence do their best, but are unsure what will happen when it comes time for their checks to be cashed. Directed by Craig Zobel. Categories: Comedy, Independent Film. Year: 2007.
English in Great World of Sound
Directors Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez present their homage to B-movie thrillers with this intense double-bill spectacular. In "Death Proof," a psycho killer named Stuntman Mike (Kurt Russell) stalks Jungle Julia (Sydney Tamiia Poitier) and her two friends (Jordan Ladd and Vanessa Ferlito) as they hit the town in search of a good time. In "Planet Terror," a small town is overrun with a murderous, zombie army. As the "sickos" take over the night, a gun-legged woman named Cherry (Rose McGowan) and her partner (Freddy Rodríguez) lead a team of accidental warriors in an all out battle. With Josh Brolin, Marley Shelton, Naveen Andrews, Stacy Ferguson and Rosario Dawson. Categories: Horror. Year: 2007.
English in Grindhouse
Tracy Turnblad (Nikki Blonsky), an overweight teenager who loves to dance, is obsessed with "The Corny Collins Show," a hit TV dance party. Every day after school, Tracy and her best friend Penny (Amanda Bynes) run home to watch heartthrob Link Larkin (Zac Efron) and the rest of the show's performers shake their stuff. When Corny Collins (James Marsden) holds auditions to replace a star who has left the show, Tracy seizes her chance to make her dream come true, even though her mother Edna (John Travolta) doesn't approve. Directed by Adam Shankman. With Christopher Walken, Michelle Pfeiffer, Queen Latifah, Brittany Snow, Elijah Kelley and Allison Janney. Categories: Comedy, Musical, Dance, Remake. Year: 2007.
English in Hairspray
As his fifth year at Hogwarts begins, Harry Potter (Daniel Radcliffe) struggles with the trials of adolescence and his upcoming OWL exams, while Voldemort's (Ralph Fiennes) return looms in the distance. Things get even worse when authorities ignore Harry and Dumbledore's (Michael Gambon) warnings and Harry's classmates begin to view him with disdain. Meanwhile, a new witch assumes control at Hogwarts, throwing the entire school into chaos. Directed by David Yates. With Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, Helena Bonham Carter, Gary Oldman and Alan Rickman. Categories: Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy. Year: 2007.
English in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
When Eddie (Ben Stiller) meets Lila (Malin Akerman), he thinks he has met the woman of his dreams. After a brief courtship, the two marry and head off for Mexico for their honeymoon. On the ride down, Lila's true personality begins to be exposed, and before long Eddie realizes that he has made a terrible mistake. In Cabo, matters are further complicated when Eddie meets the beautiful, down-to-earth Miranda (Michelle Monaghan) and sparks fly. It's then up to Eddie to figure out a way to break up with crazy Lila allowing Miranda to learn why he's really in Mexico. Directed by Bobby Farrelly and Peter Farrelly. With Jerry Stiller, Carlos Mencia and Rob Corddry. Categories: Comedy, Romance. Year: 2007.
English in The Heartbreak Kid
When a group of National Guard trainees marching through the New Mexico desert find the camp that they were bringing supplies to deserted, the team follows a blurred distress signal to try to determine why the soldiers and scientists who were supposed to be there vanished. What they find instead is a hoard of blood-thirsty mutants who crave human flesh and females to carry on their grotesque breed. Directed by Martin Weisz. With Jessica Stroup, Michael McMillian, Daniella Alonso and Lee Thompson Young. Categories: Horror, Romance, Thriller. Year: 2007.
English in The Hills Have Eyes II
In the big screen adaptation of the popular video game, Agent 47 (Timothy Olyphant) is the genetic spawn of brtual criminals created by a team of scientists to be a hired assassin. Caught in the middle of a political conspiracy, Agent 47 must battle both Interpol and the Russian military as he treks across Eastern Europe. Directed by Xavier Gens. With Dougray Scott, Olga Kurylenko and Robert Knepper. Categories: Action, Crime, Thriller. Year: 2007.
English in Hitman
Three female college students (Lauren German, Heather Matarazzo and Bijou Phillips) studying in Rome are lured to a Slovakian hostel with the promise of seclusion, safety and rejuvenation. Instead, they are captured and sold to the highest bidder amongst a group of disturb individuals who lust for torture and murder. At the same time, two American men (Roger Bart and Richard Burgi) join this depraved auction to experince what it feels life to take another's life. Directed by Eli Roth. Categories: Horror, Thriller. Year: 2007.
English in Hostel: Part II
Police officer Nicholas Angel (Simon Pegg) is the finest cop in London. He's so good, in fact, that he makes everyone else look incompetent by comparison. As a "reward," his superiors send him out to a quiet village with the lowest crime rate in the country. But, after being partnered with Danny Butterman (Nick Frost), an oafish but well-meaning young cop, Angel discovers that a series of bloody "accidents" are more than they seem and sets out to crack the case. Directed by Edgar Wright. With Bill Nighy, Steve Coogan and Timothy Dalton. Categories: Action, Comedy, Crime. Year: 2007.
English in Hot Fuzz
Rod Kimble (Andy Samberg) dreams of being a famous stuntman. Deadset on becoming the next Evel Knievel, he attempts one unsuccessful stunt jump after another around his small town in the hopes of impressing his long time crush Denise (Isla Fisher). Besides his own ineptitude, Rod is held back by his discouraging, meanspirited stepfather Frank (Ian McShane). When Frank needs an operation the family can't afford, Rod sets out to raise the money with his biggest stunt yet and win Frank's respect once and for all. As Rod prepares for a record breaking motorcycle jump over fifteen school buses, he's aided by his faithful stunt team made up of his best friends Kevin (Jorma Taccone), Dave (Bill Hader) and Rico (Danny R. McBride). Directed by Akiva Schaffer. With Sissy Spacek and Will Arnett. Categories: Comedy. Year: 2007.
English in Hot Rod
Years after an on-air meltdown, discredited newsreporter Simon Hunt (Richard Gere) reunites with his old cameraman, Duck (Terrence Howard), and a young journalist (Jesse Eisenberg), promising to help them find Bosnia's most wanted war criminal. When the team embarks on the dangerous, unauthorized mission, they are mistaken for a CIA hit squad while deep in enemy territory. Directed by Richard Shepard. With James Brolin. Categories: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Thriller. Year: 2007.
English in The Hunting Party
After she escapes from a sadistic serial killer who abducted and tortured her, Aubrey Fleming (Lindsay Lohan) insists that she is not who people think she is. Regaining consciousness in a hospital, the traumatized girl contends that she is Dakota Moss, a character Aubrey invented for an English assignment, and that the real Aubrey Fleming is still in mortal danger. Directed by Chris Sivertson. With Julia Ormond, Neal McDonough, Garcelle Beauvais and Gregory Itzin. Categories: Drama, Thriller. Year: 2007.
English in I Know Who Killed Me
Chuck Levine (Adam Sandler) and Larry Valentine (Kevin James) are two veteran NYFD firefighters and best pals. But, when Larry, a widower, neglects to hand in a form that will allow his children to collect his pension, he is forced to persuade Chuck to take their relationship to the next level. Once married, these macho men must pretend to be a gay couple in order to convince city official Clint Fitzer (Steve Buscemi) that their arrangement isn't a sham. Directed by Dennis Dugan. With Jessica Biel, Dan Aykroyd, Ving Rhames, Allen Covert, David Spade, Rob Schneider and Rob Corddry. Categories: Comedy. Year: 2007.
English in I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry
Richard Cooper (Chris Rock) is a married man who is bored to death with his beautiful, intelligent wife (Gina Torres), his loving children and his suburban life. As an escape, Richard fantasizes about pretty much every woman he sees, but his daydreams have always remained a fantasy. But, when an old friend's ex-mistress, Nikki (Kerry Washington), pays him a visit and tempts him to leave his old life behind, Richard's will is finally put to the test. Directed by Chris Rock. With Steve Buscemi. Categories: Comedy, Drama, Romance. Year: 2007.
English in I Think I Love My Wife
Six actors portray the different eras and aspects of musician Bob Dylan's life and work. Directed by Todd Haynes. With Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett, Richard Gere, Julianne Moore and Heath Ledger. Categories: Drama, Music. Year: 2007.
English in I'm Not There
Carter (Adam Brody), a young writer, leaves Los Angeles after he breaks up with his girlfriend, a famous actress. He heads for suburban Detroit, where he moves in with his grandmother (Olympia Dukakis). He gets to know the family across the street, and becomes friends with the mother (Meg Ryan), who is struggling to keep her troubled marriage together. He also begins a romance with the teenage daughter (Kristen Stewart, who plays Bella in Twilight). Soon, he finds that his life is changed profoundly by his relationships with these women. Directed by Jon Kasdan. With Makenzie Vega, Clark Gregg, and Elena Anaya. Categories: Comedy, Drama, Romance. Year: 2007.
English in In the Land of Women
When an dark army descends on the kingdom of Ehb, a simple man named Farmer (Jason Statham) is the land's only hope in their plight against the evil wizard Gallian (Ray Liotta) and his Krugs, vicious creatures created to do his bidding. With his son murdered and his wife Solana (Claire Forlani) captured, Farmer sets out with his friends Norick (Ron Perlman) and Bastian (Will Sanderson) on a mission to rescue his love and put an end to Gallian's heinous plot. Directed by Uwe Boll. With Leelee Sobieski, John Rhys-Davies, Kristanna Loken, Matthew Lillard and Burt Reynolds. Categories: Action, Adventure, Fantasy. Year: 2007.
English in In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale
After a young soldier goes AWOL following his return from Iraq, his father, Hank (Tommy Lee Jones), a career military officer, and his mother, Joan (Susan Sarandon), work together with police detective Emily Sanders (Charlize Theron) to uncover the truth behind his mysterious disappearance. Directed byPaul Haggis. With Jason Patric, James Franco, Frances Fisher and Josh Brolin. Categories: Drama, Mystery. Year: 2007.
English in In the Valley of Elah
An intense, two-character drama in which Steve Buscemi (who also directed the film) plays Pierre, a serious journalist sent to interview Katya (Sienna Miller), a movie star. Pierre thinks the assignment is beneath him and that Katya will be an airhead. But he finds her to be much more complex and intelligent than he imagined and starts to fall for her. But is she just playing with him? Directed by Steve Buscemi. Categories: Drama, Music. Year: 2007.
English in Interview
Based on the nonfiction bestseller, this film tells the story of Chris (Emile Hirsch), a bright young college graduate from a troubled family who decides to go off on his own and live off the land. On the road, he makes friends with a sweet teenage girl (Kristen Stewart) and a lonely widower (Hal Holbrook). His parents (William Hurt and Marcia Gay Harden) and sister (Jena Malone) become frantic, since they have no idea where he is. Eventually he abandons his new friends as he heads deep into the Alaskan wilderness, determined to live by his wits alone. With Catherine Keener and Vince Vaughn. Directed by Sean Penn. Categories: Adventure, Biography, Drama. Year: 2007.
English in Into the Wild
After a mysterious epidemic suddenly grips the nation, Carol (Nicole Kidman), a Washington-based psychiatrist, discovers that the disease stems from an extraterrestrial invasion. She and her colleague, Ben (Daniel Craig), attempt to find a cure and protect her son (Jackson Bond), who might actually hold the key to the cure. Directed by Oliver Hirschbiegel and James McTeigue. With Jeremy Northam, Jeffrey Wright and Veronica Cartwright. Categories: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller. Year: 2007.
English in The Invasion
Nick Powell (Justin Chatwin), a high school senior, wants to be a writer and plans on leaving for London to pursure his dream. But, before he can leave his hometown for good, Nick is brutally attacked by a troubled teen named Annie (Margarita Levieva) and her group of thugs in a case of mistaken identity. Left for dead, Nick awakes to find that he is invisible. He can see and hear everything around him, but no one sees him -- except for Annie. With no one else to help him, Nick must convince Annie to lead authorities to his body before it's too late. Directed by David S. Goyer. With Marcia Gay Harden, Chris Marquette, Alex O'Loughlin, Callum Keith Rennie and Michelle Harrison. Categories: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller. Year: 2007.
English in The Invisible
Five Californian women and one man start a book club to discuss the works of Jane Austen. As they make their way through each novel, the group begins to see connections between their own relationships and Austen's beloved romances. Directed by Robin Swicord. With Maria Bello, Emily Blunt, Kathy Baker, Amy Brenneman, Maggie Grace, Hugh Dancy and Jimmy Smits. Categories: Drama, Romance. Year: 2007.
English in The Jane Austen Book Club
Former President Jimmy Carter sets out on a tour to promote his book "Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid." Talking with the media and ordinary folks, Carter speaks about how peace can be achieved in the Middle East. Directed by Jonathan Demme. Categories: Documentary. Year: 2007.
English in Jimmy Carter Man from Plains
Juno MacGuff (Ellen Page), an intelligent, strong-willed teenager, has to deal with the repercussions of an unplanned preganany. Unable to imagine raising the child with the father, an innocent boy named Paulie Bleeker (Michael Cera), Juno and her best friend Leah (Olivia Thirlby) set out to find the unborn child the perfect set of parents. After locating Mark (Jason Bateman) and Vanessa Loring (Jennifer Garner), Juno believes she has found her child a good home. But, as the birth approaches, Juno must make a difficult choice that will affect the rest of her life and that of her baby. Directed by Jason Reitman. With J.K. Simmons, Allison Janney and Rainn Wilson. Categories: Comedy, Drama. Year: 2007.
English in Juno
Two college friends, Ian Cheney and Curt Ellis, move to Iowa to try their hand at growing one acre of corn. With the help of their neighbors, some genetically modified seed, and an unhealthy dose of herbicides and pesticides, the pair grows a bumper crop of America's most productive, most subsidized grain. But, when they try to follow their harvest into the food system, they find as many questions as they do answers regarding what Americans eat and how corporate farming operates. Directed by Aaron Woolf. Categories: Documentary. Year: 2007.
English in King Corn
Michael Douglas gives a haunting performance as a mentally ill father whose daughter cares for him with almost fanatical devotion. Evan Rachel Wood plays the daughter, who doesn't want to see her father hospitalized but who has a hard time coping with his instability. The two find common ground and achieve a measure of peace when they use their imagination together. Directed by Mike Cahill. With Willis Burks II. Categories: Comedy. Year: 2007.
English in King of California
When a terrorist bomb is detonated inside a Western housing compound in Saudi Arabia, FBI Special Agent Ronald Fleury (Jamie Foxx) assembles an elite team for a secret mission to locate the terrorists behind the bombing. After landing in the desert, Fleury and his team find Saudi authorities unhelpful, wishing to handle the investigation of the attack themselves. Despite the difficulties faced by their mission, the team is relentless in their pursuit and will do what ever it takes to bring the people responisible to justice. Directed by Peter Berg. With Chris Cooper, Jennifer Garner, Jason Bateman and Jeremy Piven. Categories: Action, Drama, Thriller. Year: 2007.
English in The Kingdom
After living in California for 20 years, Amir (Khalid Abdalla) returns to Afghanistan to help his childhood friend's son. The country is a different place under the Taliban's rule, and Amir must face his haunting memories in order to finally set things right. Directed by Marc Forster. With Atossa Leoni, Homayon Ershadi and Shaun Toub. Categories: Drama, Based on a Novel. Year: 2007.
English in The Kite Runner
Ben Stone (Seth Rogen), an out of shape slacker is living his dream: sharing a house with his friends, partying all day and having absolutely no responibilities. Alison Scott (Katherine Heigl) is a motivated career woman with a promising future in television. They seem like the unlikeliest of couples, but after a few drinks at a bar where Alison is celebrating her recent promotion, the pair have a one night stand. Their relationship would have ended there, but eight weeks later Alison discovers that she is pregnant. Now, Ben and Alison will have to decide if they can make things work for the sake of the baby, or if their differences are just too much to overcome. Directed by Judd Apatow. With Paul Rudd, Leslie Mann, Jason Segel, Jay Baruchel, Jonah Hill and Harold Ramis. Categories: Comedy, Drama, Romance. Year: 2007.
English in Knocked Up
Edith Piaf (Marion Cotillard), the Little Sparrow, overcomes overwhelming odds to become one of the most beloved singers of the 20th century. Born into proverty in France to an alcoholic street singer and a circus performer, Piaf spends much of her early life in her grandmother's brothel and singing on street corners. After being discovered by a wealthy club owner (Gérard Depardieu), Piaf struggles with alcohol and drug addiction and intense heartache as her magical voice captivates audiences around the world. Directed by Olivier Dahan. With Jean-Pierre Martins. Categories: Biography, Drama, Music, Based on a True Story. Year: 2007.
English in La Vie En Rose
Everyone always knew that Lars Lindstrom (Ryan Gosling) was a little strange. But, the loveable introvert, who spends most of his time alone, surprises everyone when he starts introducing a life-like doll he bought off the internet as his new girlfriend, Bianca. His brother Gus (Paul Schneider) and his wife Karen (Emily Mortimer) don't know how to react, so they just play along and treat Bianca like a real person. The family doctor (Patricia Clarkson) agrees, saying that the delusion is something that Lars needs and they should all support him until his issues are resolved. Directed by Craig Gillespie. With Kelli Garner. Categories: Comedy, Drama. Year: 2007.
English in Lars and the Real Girl
While searching for a way to escape the island fortress of Capri, 12-year-old Romulus Augustus (Thomas Sangster) discovers "excaliburnus," the legendary sword of Julius Caesar. Aided by his teacher, Ambrosinus (Ben Kingsley), and the strength of his loyal legionnaire, Aurelius (Colin Firth), Romulus realizes that he must do everything in his power to save Rome. Directed by Doug Lefler. With Aishwarya Rai. Categories: Action, Adventure, War, Fantasy. Year: 2007.
English in The Last Legion
After finding a mysertious box of toys, Noah (Chris O'Neil) and Emma Wilder (Rhiannon Leigh Wryn) begin to develop special powers and gain an incredible increase in their intelligence. Using the items in the box, including a stuffed bunny named Mimzy, Noah and Emma discover a secret from the future with the ability to create a magical energy. But, when the FBI becomes suspicious of their activity, the siblings must find a way to send Mimzy back to the future. Directed by Robert Shaye. With Joely Richardson, Timothy Hutton, Rainn Wilson and Kathryn Hahn. Categories: Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi. Year: 2007.
English in The Last Mimzy
After making a deal to watch a feisty Jack Russell for a girl he's hoping to sleep with, Bobby (Justin Rice), a struggling screenwriter, must also contend with his womanizing friend Scott (Brendan Sexton III) and a foe (Zach Galligan) who steals his screenplay ideas. All the while, Bobby suffers through a slew of failed relationships of the course of a normal month in New York City. Directed by Jonathan Blitstein. With Laura Breckenridge, Pepper Binkley and Anthony Rapp. Categories: Comedy, Independent Film. Year: 2007.
English in Let Them Chirp Awhile
Sadie Jones (Mandy Moore) and Ben Murphy (John Krasinski) meet in Starbucks, fall in love and decide to tie the knot. Everything is going according to plan until Reverend Frank (Robin Williams) steps in. The Reverend puts Sadie and Ben through a grueling, unconventional marriage preparation course, putting their relationship to the ultimate test. Directed by Ken Kwapis. With Christine Taylor, Eric Christian Olsen and Josh Flitter. Categories: Comedy, Romance. Year: 2007.
English in License to Wed
On the 15th anniversary of a violent school shooting, Diana (Uma Thurman), a suburban wife and mother, begins to question her seemingly happy life. As she remembers the events days leading up to the tragedy, Diana is reminded of of her best friend Maureen (Eva Amurri) and the strain that their relationship had been under before she was killed. The more memories that come to the surface, the more Diana begins to unravel, realizing that there are mysterious circumstances that she has yet to face. Directed by Vadim Perelman. With Evan Rachel Wood, Brett Cullen and Gabrielle Brennan. Categories: Drama, Thriller, Based on a Novel. Year: 2007.
English in The Life Before Her Eyes
With two of his former students under fire in Afghanistan, idealistic professor Dr. Malley (Robert Redford) attempts to make an impression on a privileged but disaffected student (Andrew Garfield). Meanwhile, in Washington D.C., TV journalist Janine Roth (Meryl Streep) is close to breaking a huge story provided to her by Senator Jasper Irving (Tom Cruise), a charismatic presidential hopeful. Directed by Robert Redford. With Derek Luke, Michael Peña and Peter Berg. Categories: Drama. Year: 2007.
English in Lions for Lambs
With the help of a young computer hacker (Justin Long), John McClane (Bruce Willis) takes on an Internet-based terrorist who is taking the US's computer infrastructure hostage and crippling the nation. While the villain thinks he's planned for every conceivable scenario, he never imagined he'd have to deal with an old school cop with a talent for taking out bad guys the hard way. Directed by Len Wiseman. With Timothy Olyphant, Jeffrey Wright, Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Kevin Smith. Categories: Action, Adventure, Thriller. Year: 2007.
English in Live Free or Die Hard
Before a tragic car accident left his short-term memory severely damaged, Chris Pratt(Joseph Gordon-Levitt) was a promising, popular high school hockey player. Now working as a janitor at a small town bank, he struggles through his day to day life relying a notepad and help from his blind friend, Lewis (Jeff Daniels). When a group of petty criminals learns of Chris's disability, they decide to use him to gain access to the bank for a planned robbery. At first, Chris enjoys making some new friends, but slowly he begins to piece together their true motives and decides to put an end to their plans. DIrected by Scott Frank. With Matthew Goode, Isla Fisher, Carla Gugino, Bruce McGill and Alberta Watson. Categories: Crime, Drama, Thriller. Year: 2007.
English in The Lookout
Huck Cheever (Eric Bana) is an ultra-competitive poker player, who has problems with commiting to realtionships and living up to expectations. His mission to win the 2003 World Series of Poker is complicated when he meets Billie Offer (Drew Barrymore), a beautiful singer, and tries to overcome his history of running away from his feelings. Meanwhile, as the tournament progress, it seems inevitable that Huck will have to face his estranged father (Robert Duvall) at the final table. Directed by Curtis Hanson. With Horatio Sanz, Debra Messing and Robert Downey Jr.. Categories: Comedy, Drama. Year: 2007.
English in Lucky You
Margot (Nicole Kidman), a successful writer, has never gotten along with her sister, Pauline (Jennifer Jason Leigh). Pauline has always envied and looked up to the imperious Margot. Now that Pauline is engaged to an underemployed musician (Jack Black), Margot heads to the wedding with her adolescent son, saying she wants to support her sister. But she criticizes Pauline so harshly, she makes Pauline doubt whether she should go through with the marriage. Directed by Noah Baumbach, who made the highly praised dysfunctional family drama, The Squid
English in Margot at the Wedding
Set in the Forties, this drama about love, marriage and murder starts out when Harry (Chris Cooper), who is married to Pat (Patricia Clarkson), confesses to his friend, Richard (Pierce Brosnan), a wealthy bachelor, that he is in love with Kay (Rachel McAdams), a much younger woman. Harry thinks a divorce would be too cruel to Pat and is actually contemplating murder instead. Meanwhile, Richard finds himself attracted to Kay. But Kay may have another man on her mind. Directed by Ira Sachs. With David Richmond-Peck. Categories: Crime, Drama, Romance. Year: 2007.
English in Married Life
Bill (Aaron Eckhart) has a miserable life. He's out of shape, his career is going nowhere and his wife (Elizabeth Banks) is cheating on him with a local TV news anchor(Timothy Olyphant). When Bill is tasked with mentoring an unruly teenager (Logan Lerman), he's reluctant at first, but, eventually, the boy helps him see that his life is still full of options. Directed by Bernie Goldmann and Melisa Wallack. With Jessica Alba, Kristen Wiig, Jason Sudeikis and Holmes Osborne. Categories: Comedy, Drama. Year: 2007.
English in Meet Bill
Twelve-year-old inventor Lewis's (Daniel Hansen) latest project is a device which he hopes will retrieve early memories of his mother. But, before he can get his answer, the invention is stolen by the dastardly Bowler Hat Guy. Just when Lewis is about to give up hope, a mysterious boy named Wilbur Robinson (Wesley Singerman) whisks him away in a time machine to spend a day with his eccentric family. Directed by Stephen J. Anderson. Categories: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi. With Angela Bassett, Tom Selleck, Kelly Ripa, Laurie Metcalf and Harland Williams. Categories: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi. Year: 2007.
English in Meet the Robinsons
After their daughter, Jess (Kristen Stewart), injures their son, Ben (Evan Turner), in a drunk driving accident, Roy (Dylan McDermott) and Denise Solomon (Penelope Ann Miller) move their family from Chicago to an abandoned farm in North Dakota in order to rebuild their lives. Soon after their arrival, an ominous darkness invades the farm that is only visible to Jess and Ben, who is now mute. As the strange and supernatural occurances grow more frequent, Jess begins to suspect that their farmhand, Burwell (John Corbett), is not who he seems and may know what happened to the farm's previous owners. Directed by Oxide Pang Chun and Danny Pang. With William B. Davis and Brent Briscoe. Categories: Drama, Horror, Thriller. Year: 2007.
English in The Messengers
Former criminal prosecuter Michael Clayton (George Clooney) takes care of the unseen dirty work for one of New York's largest corporate law firms. Though burned out and disillusioned by his job, Clayton is tied to the firm and must clean up any mess that co-founder Marty Bach (Sydney Pollack) lays at his feet. Meanwhile, litigator Karen Crowder (Tilda Swinton) career rests on the settlement of a class action suit that Clayton's firm is set to win. But, when Arthur Edens (Tom Wilkinson), the firm's lead attorney, sabotages the case, Clayton faces the biggest challenge of his life. Directed by Tony Gilroy. With Sean Cullen and Michael O'Keefe. Categories: Drama, Thriller. Year: 2007.
English in Michael Clayton
When Daniel Pearl (Dan Futterman), a Wall Street Journal reporter, is kidnapped during an interview with an Islamic fundamentalist cleric in Karachi, Pakistan, his pregnant wife and fellow reporter, Mariane Pearl (Angelina Jolie), initiates the search to find her husband. As Pakistani police, American embassy personnel and the FBI investigate witnesses, phone records, e-mails, and hard drives for leads on Daniel's whereabouts and who has taken him, Mariane writes about his disappearance, the intense effort to find him and his eventual murder. Directed by Michael Winterbottom. With Archie Panjabi. Categories: Drama, History, Thriller. Year: 2007.
English in A Mighty Heart
A troubled teen who can't get over his mother's death, Hallem Foe (Jamie Bell, who starred in Billy Elliot) starts spying on the neighbors near the family's Scottish country estate. He believes that his father (Ciarán Hinds) and his stepmother (Claire Forlani), plotted to kill his mother and one day he runs away to Edinburgh. There he sees a woman (Sophia Myles) who looks just like his mother and gets a job in the kitchen of the hotel where she works. But that's only the beginning of their relationship. Directed by David Mackenzie. With Ewen Bremner and Jamie Sives. Categories: Drama, Romance. Year: 2007.
English in Mister Foe
In Paris, a young man who works as a Michael Jackson impersonator (Diego Luna) meets a young woman who pretends to Marilyn Monroe (Samantha Morton). She invites him to come to the commune in Scotland where she lives, and meet her husband, who impersonates Charlie Chaplin and her daughter, who pretends to be Shirley Temple. He comes and falls in love with Marilyn. He also finds his life changed as he becomes a part of this gentle community. Directed by Harmony Korine. With Werner Herzog, Anita Pallenberg, Denis Lavant and Esme Creed-Miles. Categories: Comedy, Drama. Year: 2007.
English in Mister Lonely
Mr. Brooks (Kevin Costner) is a successful businessman and loving father with a dark secret. Underneath his perfect exterior, lies Mr. Brooks' alter ego, Marshal (William Hurt), a vicious, insatiable serial killer. No one suspects a thing until an amateur photographer witnesses him in the act. Now, with detective Tracy Atwood (Demi Moore) closing in on him, Mr. Brooks must tie up all his loose ends to keep the truth from being revealed. Directed by Bruce A. Evans. With Dane Cook, Marg Helgenberger and Danielle Panabaker. Categories: Crime, Drama, Thriller. Year: 2007.
English in Mr. Brooks
When Mr. Magorium (Dustin Hoffman), the eccentric owner of a magical toy store, decides that it is time for him to retire, he leaves his store and all of its strange and fantastic treasures to his young employee, Molly Mahoney (Natalie Portman). But, after Molly is left in charge and the store comes under the scrutiny of a skeptical accountant (Jason Bateman), an ominous change overtakes the once happy shop and it loses its former magic. Directed by Zach Helm. With Zach Mills and Marcia Bennett. Categories: Comedy, Family, Fantasy. Year: 2007.
English in Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium
When John Farley (Seann William Scott), a self-help author, returns to his hometown, he discovers that his mother (Susan Sarandon) has fallen in love with Mr. Wookcock (Billy Bob Thornton), his old high school gym teacher. Farley has never forgotten the years of humiliation he went through at Woodcock's hand and vows to do whatever he can to stop their marriage. Directed by Craig Gillespie. With Amy Poehler, Melissa Sagemiller and Ethan Suplee. Categories: Comedy. Year: 2007.
English in Mr. Woodcock
Washed up pop singer Alex Fletcher (Hugh Grant) sees a ray of hope for his career when he is given an opportunity to compose and sing a duet with current teen sensation Cora Corman (Haley Bennett). Struggling with the lyrics, he stumbles upon Sophie Fisher (Drew Barrymore), whose quirky way with words is just the thing Alex needs to complete the song. While their personalities and styles clash, Alex and Sophie soon find themselves drawn into an unexpected relationship. But, in order to make things work, they'll have to overcome their fears and admit they make perfect music together. Directed by Marc Lawrence. With Brad Garrett. Categories: Comedy, Music, Romance. Year: 2007.
English in Music and Lyrics
Ron Livingston stars as Richard Pimental, a real-life advocate for the rights of the disabled who was the driving force behind the Americans with Disabilities Act. Pimental was a soldier in Vietnam who lost most of his hearing when a shell exploded near him. Back home, he received poor medical treatment and little help living with his disability. He befriended Art Honeyman (Michael Sheen), a brilliant young man confined to a wheelchair due to cerebral palsy and together they began to fight for better treatment for the disabled. Directed by Steven Sawalich. With Rebecca De Mornay, Melissa George and Hector Elizondo. Categories: Biography, Comedy, Drama, Romance, Based on a True Story. Year: 2007.
English in Music Within
After breaking up with her boyfriend (Chad R. Davis), Elizabeth (Norah Jones) leaves New YOrk City and travels across the country working as a waitress. Leaving her life and all her memories behind, Elizabeth sets out in search of something to mend her broken heart. As she meets a series of customers with problems even worse than her own, Elizabeth begins to realize that there may someone in New York who was there for her all along. Directed by Kar Wai Wong. With Jude Law, Frankie Faison, David Strathairn, Rachel Weisz and Natalie Portman. Categories: Drama, Romance. Year: 2007.
English in My Blueberry Nights
Four-year-old Marla Olmstead became an overnight sensation in the modern art world. Gaining international renown and hundreds of thousands of dollars, the young artist was billed as budding Picasso. But, after a series of television appearances, the media and the art community began to question the motivation behind Marla's parents' (Laura Olmstead and Mark Olmstead) promotion of her talent, with accusations ranging from exploitation to outright fraud. Filmmaker Amir Bar-Lev agrees to document Marla's creativity, at her parents' request, and finds himself involved in a situation that might compromise his integrity as a journalist. Directed by Amir Bar-Lev. Categories: Documentary. Year: 2007.
English in My Kid Could Paint That
Horror film actor Bruce Campbell wrote and directed this film, which combines comedy and horror. Campbell plays himself, a laid-back star who is approached by a group of teens whose hometown has been taking over by zombies. They've seen all Campbell's movies, and are sure he is the only man who can help them. He's sure, too. But the problem is, he doesn't have much experience fighting real monsters. Directed by Bruce Campbell. With Grace Thorsen, Ted Raimi, Taylor Sharpe, Ariel Badenhop, James J. Peck and Michael Kallio. Categories: Comedy, Horror. Year: 2007.
English in My Name Is Bruce
Scarlett Johannsson plays a graduate student from a modest background who becomes a nanny for a fabulously rich New York family in this movie version of the bestselling novel. She is both impressed and intimidated by the selfish, glamorous Mrs. X (Laura Linney), her employer, and cares deeply about the little boy (Nicholas Art) she works with. But she is frustrated: How can she get his mother and workaholic father to pay attention to this child? While she struggles with this question, she juggles her studies and an attraction to a hot Harvard student. Directed by Robert Pulcini. With Chris Evans and Alicia Keys. Categories: Comedy, Drama, Romance. Year: 2007.
English in The Nanny Diaries
Treasure hunter Benjamin Franklin Gates (Nicolas Cage) returns to uncover the truth behind Abraham Lincoln's assassination. Using the 18 pages missing from John Wilkes Booth's diary, Gates investigates the mystery, which implicates one of his ancestors in the murder. To discover the truth and clear his family name, Gates will stop at nothing - even if it means breaking into Buckingham Palace and the White House. Directed by Jon Turteltaub. With Jon Voight, Diane Kruger, Ed Harris, Helen Mirren, Harvey Keitel and Justin Bartha. Categories: Action, Adventure. Year: 2007.
English in National Treasure: Book of Secrets
Las Vegas magician Cris Johnson (Nicolas Cage) can see the future. But, to escape the tests and examinations he went through as a child, he now lives under an assumed name and keeps his powerful abilities a secret. When a terrorist group threatens LA with a nuclear attack, government agent Callie Ferris (Julianne Moore) must convince Johnson to use his gift to help her stop the destruction before it's too late. Directed by Lee Tamahori. With Jessica Biel. Categories: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller. Year: 2007.
English in Next
In a series of three interconnected short films, a troubled actor, a television show runner and an acclaimed videogame designer (all played by Ryan Reynolds) find their lives intertwining in mysterious and unsettling ways. As the actor finds himself under house arrest, the show runner deals with post-production on his new network drama and the game designer faces car trouble deep in an unpopulated stretch of woods. Directed by John August. With Hope Davis, Melissa McCarthy and Elle Fanning. Categories: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller. Year: 2007.
English in The Nines
While hunting in the Texas countryside, Llewelyn Moss (Josh Brolin) discovers a group of dead bodies, a cache of heroin and more than $2 million in cash. After taking the money and setting out on the road to sort out the details, Moss is pursued by a ruthless assassin (Javier Bardem) intent on covering up the crime and recovering the lost money. Realizing that Llewelyn and his wife (Kelly Macdonald) are in great danger, Ed Tom Bell (Tommy Lee Jones), the local sheriff, investigates the case and attempts to keep the town from being destroyed by violence, despite the suspicion that the times may have past him by. Directed by Ethan Coen and Joel Coen. With Woody Harrelson, Garret Dillahunt and Barry Corbin. Categories: Crime, Drama, Thriller. Year: 2007.
English in No Country for Old Men
A thriller full of twists in which Eli (Alan Rickman), a brilliant chemist, wins the Nobel Prize, only to learn that his son has just been kidnapped. The kidnapper (Shawn Hatosy), demands the $2 million Nobel Prize money as the ransom. While Eli and his wife (Mary Steenburgen), try to decide what to do, a police detective (Bill Pullman), begins investigating and a mysterious woman (Eliza Dushku) gets involved in the case. Directed by Randall Miller. With Bryan Greenberg and Danny DeVito. Categories: Comedy, Crime, Drama. Year: 2007.
English in Nobel Son
Tired of putting up with the incessant car alarms going off in his neighborhood each night, successful David Owen (Tim Robbins), dubbing himself "The Rectifier", becomes a vigilante bringing "justice" to New York City. Initally only drawing grief from his wife (Bridget Moynahan), David soon finds that his antics have drawn the ire of the city's arrogant mayor (William Hurt). Directed by Henry Bean. With Margarita Levieva and William Baldwin. Categories: Comedy, Drama. Year: 2007.
English in Noise
Norbit (Eddie Murphy) has had a tough life. Abandoned by his family and raised by a tough Asian father, Norbit grows into a meek man who is pressed into marrying a monstrous woman. But, when he finally meets the woman of his dreams (Thandie Newton), Norbit takes a chance and tries to figure out a way to be with her. Directed by Brian Robbins. With Cuba Gooding Jr. and Eddie Griffin. Categories: Comedy, Romance. Year: 2007.
English in Norbit
Walter Sparrow (Jim Carrey), a good-natured dog-catcher, becomes obsessed with a cryptic novel given to him by his wife (Virginia Madsen) for his birthday. As Walter dives deeper into the book, he is mesmerized by the murder mystery's use of numerology that constantly returns to the number 23. Finding more and more connections between the book and his own life, Walter sets out to find the truth behind the story, putting himself and his family in danger. Directed by Joel Schumacher. With Logan Lerman, Danny Huston and Rhona Mitra. Categories: Drama, Mystery, Thriller. Year: 2007.
English in The Number 23
Danny Ocean (George Clooney) and his band of professional thieves return to take down Willy Bank (Al Pacino), after the ruthless casino owner double-crossed their pal, Reuben Tishkoff (Elliott Gould). This time, Danny and company will have to team up with their old nemesis, Terry Benedict (Andy Garcia), in order to infitrate the most sophisitcated security system ever developed. Directed by Steven Soderbergh. With Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, Ellen Barkin, Bernie Mac, Casey Affleck, Scott Caan, Don Cheadle, Carl Reiner and Shaobo Qin. Categories: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller. Year: 2007.
English in Ocean's Thirteen
Young widow Holly Kennedy (Hilary Swank) discovers that before her husband (Gerard Butler) died he left her a list of tasks revealed in ten anonymous messages, intended to ease her pain and help her build a new life. Directed by Richard LaGravenese. With James Marsters, Gina Gershon, Lisa Kudrow, Kathy Bates and Harry Connick Jr.. Categories: Comedy, Drama, Based on a Novel. Year: 2007.
English in P.S., I Love You
When her car won't start and her cell phone loses signal, Angela (Rachel Nichols), an ambitious young executive, finds herself trapped in her office's parking garage on Christmas Eve. Thankfully, Thomas (Wes Bentley), the friendly night security guard, arrives and offers to help, and Angela believes she will make it home to her family for Christmas after all. But, when it turns out that Thomas has over motives, Angela will have to find a way to escape level P2 if she wants to make it out alive. Directed by Franck Khalfoun. With Philip Akin and Stephanie Moore. Categories: Horror, Thriller. Year:2007.
English in P2
Ghost (Karl Urban), a Viking boy, is raised by a Native American tribe when his clan is defeated in a battle. After learning the ways of his new family, Ghost, who is now a man, must protect his people from the Vikings, who have returned to conquer and settle in North America. Directed by Marcus Nispel. With Moon Bloodgood and Russell Means. Categories: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller, War. Year: 2007.
English in Pathfinder
A little girl over hears her divorced mother (Gabrielle Union) saying she wishes a man would give her a compliment. The girl goes to a department store Santa Claus, played by Benjamin (Morris Chestnut) and says her wish is that a man will flatter her mother. When he's off-duty, he finds her mother and says she is beautiful. A flirtation begins, but it turns out his best friend is the little girl's father (Charles Q. Murphy). Queen Latifah and Terrence Howard play angels who watch over everyone. Directed by Lance Rivera. With Jill Marie Jones, Katt Williams, Faizon Love, and Rachel True. Categories: Comedy, Family, Romance. Year: 2007.
English in The Perfect Holiday
After quitting her job as a reporter for a New York paper, Rowena Price (Halle Berry) goes undercover to expose ad exec Harrison Hill (Bruce Willis), who she suspects is her best friend's killer. After taking a temp job at Hill's agency, Price enters into a dangerous online relationship with her boss. Aiding Price in her investigation is Miles Haley (Giovanni Ribisi), a friend from her paper who has a secret and possibly dangerous crush on her. Directed by James Foley. With Richard Portnow and Gary Dourdan. Categories: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller. Year: 2007.
English in Perfect Stranger
Marjane Statrapi (Chiara Mastroianni), an outspoken young Iranian girl, comes of age during the Islamic Revolution. After the fundamentalists take power, forcing the veil on women and imprisoning thousands, Marjane uses her wit to outsmart the "social guardians" and discovers punk, ABBA and Iron Maiden, while living with the terror of government persecution and the Iran/Iraq war. As Marjane grows, she must make peace with past and deal with the lack of acceptance of Muslims in Europe. Directed by Vincent Paronnaud and Marjane Satrapi. With Catherine Deneuve, Danielle Darrieux, Simon Abkarian, Gabrielle Lopes Benites and Gabrielle Lopes. Categories: Animation, Comedy, Drama. Year: 2007.
English in Persepolis
After teaming up to rescue Captain Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) from a deadly sea monster, Elizabeth (Keira Knightley), Will (Orlando Bloom) and Captain Barbossa (Geoffrey Rush) head off with their old friend to face off against Davey Jones (Bill Nighy) and Lord Cutler Beckett (Tom Hollander). Calling the Pirate Lords from the four corners of the globe, including the infamous Sao Feng (Yun-Fat Chow), the buccaneers gather to preserve their way of life and retain control over the seven seas. Directed by Gore Verbinski. With Jack Davenport, Jonathan Pryce, Lee Arenberg and Mackenzie Crook. Categories: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy. Year: 2007.
English in Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End
When an experimental biological weapon is accidentally released at a remote military base, reformed outlaw El Ray (Freddy Rodríguez) and his sassy ex-girlfriend Cherry Darling (Rose McGowan) head up a team of locals as they defend themselves from a hoard of grotesque, flesh-eating zombies who have been exposed to the toxic nerve gas. While a local ER doctor (Josh Brolin) attempts to diagnose the epidemic and local police attempt to preserve order, El Ray's keen shot and deft reflexes fend off the hungry swarm, while Cherry Darling blasts her way through the "sickos" with a custom-made gun attached to her recently amputated leg. Directed by Robert Rodriguez. With Marley Shelton, Jeff Fahey, Michael Biehn, Bruce Willis, Naveen Andrews, Stacy Ferguson, Nicky Katt and Quentin Tarantino. Categories: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller. Year: 2007.
English in Planet Terror
A poor boy with no family, working in an opulent neighborhood in the hills above Goa, India, sees a beautiful pool at a deserted house and develops a fantasy that swimming in this pool will change his life. He also meets a well-to-do family who offer him work and the chance at an education. Can he leave behind the life he knows (and his fantasy of the perfect swim in that pool) to take advantage of this opportunity? Directed by Chris Smith. With Jhangir Badshah, Ayesha Mohan, Nana Patekar and Venkatesh Chavan. Categories: Comedy, Drama. Year: 2007.
English in The Pool
Dude (Zack Ward) was just laid off from his job and joins forces with cult leader Uncle Dave (Dave Foley) to rob an amusement park. But a group of recently arrived Taliban terrorist have the same idea, so a simple robbery turns into an international incident. There's something to offend everyone in this politically incorrect comedy. Directed by Uwe Boll. With Larry Thomas, Chris Coppola, Jackie Tohn, Verne Troyer and Brent Mendenhall. Categories: Action, Comedy, Horror, Thriller. Year: 2007.
English in Postal
Depressed housewife Linda Hanson's (Sandra Bullock) world is ripped apart when she receives word that her loving husband Jim (Julian McMahon) has been killed in a car accident. When she wakes up the next morning and finds that he is still alive, she believes the events of the previous day were all a bad dream. But, on the following day, Jim is dead again and Linda's sense of reality is shaken to its core. Desperate to save her family, Linda battles against time and fate to save the life she and Jim have built together. Directed by Mennan Yapo. With Nia Long, Amber Valletta and Peter Stormare. Categories: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller. Year: 2007.
English in Premonition
After being held back from reaching his dream, Jim Ellis (Terrence Howard) becomes an inspiring swim coach determined to see his team fulfill their potential. After gaining the trust of a group of troubled teens, Ellis gets them into shape and helps them believe in themselves, even in the face of discrimination and inequality. Directed by Sunu Gonera. With Bernie Mac, Tom Arnold, Kimberly Elise, Brandon Fobbs, Alphonso McAuley, Nate Parker, Kevin Phillips, Evan Ross and Regine Nehy. Categories: Drama, Sports, Based on a True Story. Year: 2007.
English in Pride
Tom (Kevin Bacon) is a railway engineer who loves trains more than anything else in his life. Davey (Miles Heizer) is a boy whose suicidal mother takes pills, then parks her car with the two of them in it on the tracks just when a train is scheduled to come. Tom is driving the train that almost kills the boy, and after the accident, the two of them get to know each other. Befriending the boy helps Tom come to terms with some difficult issues in his life, including his wife's illness. Directed by Alison Eastwood. With Marcia Gay Harden, and Bonnie Root. Categories: Drama. Year: 2007.
English in Rails & Ties
Remy (Patton Oswalt) is a rat who dreams of becoming a great French chef and constantly risks life to steal delicious food from an expensive restaurant in Paris. His father and brother don't approve and would rather stick to the normal rat life of eating garbage. But, Remy won't be deterred in his quest to join the culinary world and teams up with a lowly janitor (Lou Romano) to make his dreams come true. Directed by Brad Bird and Jan Pinkava. With Brad Garrett, Ian Holm, Brian Dennehy, Peter O'Toole, Janeane Garofalo, Will Arnett and John Ratzenberger. Categories: Animation, Comedy, Family. Year: 2007.
English in Ratatouille
Charlie Fineman (Adam Sandler), a man who lost his family in the September 11 attacks, has suffered a mental breakdown. Living in his own world and shutting out all of his painful memories, Charlie drifts along on the streets of New York City on his scooter and lives off of an insurance settlement. When Alan Johnson (Don Cheadle), Charlie's roommate from dental school, sees him on the street, Charlie at first doesn't recognize his old friend. As the two begin to reconnect, Charlie begins to recover from his grief and Alan learns that he has been neglecting his family and all of the things he has to be thankful for. Directed by Mike Binder. With Jada Pinkett Smith, Liv Tyler, Saffron Burrows, Donald Sutherland, Robert Klein and Melinda Dillon. Categories: Drama. Year: 2007.
English in Reign Over Me
After the Egyptian born Anwar El-Ibrahimi (Omar Metwally) disappears on a flight from South Africa to Washington DC, his American wife, Isabella (Reese Witherspoon), travels to the nation's capital to try to learn the truth. Meanwhile, CIA analyst Douglas Freeman (Jake Gyllenhaal) begins to question his assignment after witnessing El-Ibrahimi's interrogation at a secret military detention center. Directed by Gavin Hood. With Meryl Streep, Peter Sarsgaard and Alan Arkin. Cateogries: Thriller, Drama. Year: 2007.
English in Rendition
Traveling to Miami for a national police convention, the Reno Police Department is tasked with single-handedly protecting the city after a terrorist attack leaves the rest of the nation's police force incapacitated. Faced with overwhelming odds and the distractions of spring break, Lt. Dangle (Thomas Lennon), Deputy Jones (Cedric Yarbrough), Deputy Garcia (Carlos Alazraqui) and the rest of Reno's finest do their best to keep the peace and capture the ruthless druglord (Paul Rudd) behind the terrorist plot. Directed by Robert Ben Garant. With Mary Birdsong, Robert Ben Garant, Kerri Kenney, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Niecy Nash, Patton Oswalt and Ian Roberts. Categories: Comedy, Crime. Year: 2007.
English in Reno 911!: Miami
On their way home from his son's recital, college professor Ethan Learner (Joaquin Phoenix), his wife Grace (Jennifer Connelly), and their daughter Emma (Elle Fanning) watch as the boy is killed in a hit-and-run accident. The driver Dwight Arno (Mark Ruffalo) is returning his son Lucas (Eddie Alderson) to his ex-wife (Mira Sorvino) after attending a baseball game. In one terrible instant, the two father's lives are devasted. As Ethan sets out to track down his son's killer, Dwight makes the difficult choice to cover up his horrible act and deals with the unbearable guilt that follows. Directed by Terry George. Categories: Drama, Thriller. Year: 2007.
English in Reservation Road
Years after the Raccoon City disaster, Alice (Milla Jovovich) teams up with a group of survivors traveling through the ruins of Las Vegas on their way to Alaska. Together, they must fight to survive against hordes of zombies, killer crows and the most terrifying creatures created as a result of the deadly T-Virus that has killed millions. Directed by Russell Mulcahy. With Ali Larter, Ashanti and Mike Epps. Categories: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller. Year: 2007.
English in Resident Evil: Extinction
Looking for a story to put him on the map, struggling sports reporter Erik Kernan ( Josh Hartnett) happens to help a homeless man who claims to be boxing legend Bob Satterfield (Samuel L. Jackson). Since most people think that the former champ had passed away, Erik sees their chance meeting as a great opportunity to resurrect Satterfield'a story and escape the shadow of his successful father. But, when the truth of the Champ's life comes to the surface, Erik is forced to reexamine his own life and his relationship with his estranged wife (Kathryn Morris) and their young son (Dakota Goyo). Directed by Rod Lurie. With Alan Alda, Rachel Nichols, Teri Hatcher and David Paymer. Categories: Drama, Sports. Year: 2007.
English in Resurrecting the Champ
Sadie Blake (Lucy Liu), an investigative reporter investigating a dark underground cult preying on hipsters in Los Angeles, awakens in a morgue consumed with a craving for blood. Intent on stopping the evil responsible for her transformation, Sadie joins forces with Detective Rawlins (Michael Chiklis), a distraught father who lost his only daughter to the cult, to exact revenge and save the lives of more innocent people. Directed by Sebastian Gutierrez. With Robert Forster and Cameron Richardson. Categories: Action, Horror, Thriller. Year: 2007.
English in Rise
After leaving his pregnant fiancée, Libby (Thandie Newton), at the altar, Dennis (Simon Pegg), a charming, slightly overweight, but overall good guy, has spent the last five years regretting his decision and lacking a sense of purpose. In an attempt to win Libby back and prevent her from falling for a two-faced American named Whit (Hank Azaria), Dennis sets out to train for marathon. Having little athletic talent and even less stamina, Dennis must rely on his friends Gordon (Dylan Moran) and Mr. Ghoshdashtidar (Harish Patel) to keep him focused on his goal so that he doesn't screw up his last shot to win back the mother of his child. Directed by David Schwimmer. With India de Beaufort and Matthew Fenton. Categories: Comedy, Sports. Year: 2007.
English in Run Fatboy Run
When the Chinese Ambassador he is protecting is shot by an assassin in Paris, Lee (Jackie Chan) once again teams up with his old pal, Carter (Chris Tucker), who is now working as a traffic cop. After learning that the Triads, a deadly Chinese crime syndicate, have targeted the Ambassador because he knows the identity of their leader, Lee and Carter set out to stop them before they elimiante the Ambassador and his daughter, Soo Yung (Jingchu Zhang). Directed by Brett Ratner. With Vinnie Jones and Roselyn Sanchez. Categories: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller. Year: 2007.
English in Rush Hour 3
Though beautiful and charismatic, Barbara Daly (Julianne Moore) is no match for her well-bred husband Brooks Baekeland (Stephen Dillane), the heir to the Bakelite plastics fortune. When their first child Tony (Eddie Redmayne) is born, an already strained marriage is pushed to its limits. A failure to his father, Tony becomes increasingly close to his mother, ultiamtely leading the family to tragedy. Directed by Tom Kalin. With Unax Ugalde and Belén Rueda. Categories: Drama. Year: 2007.
English in Savage Grace
Young Will Stanton (Alexander Ludwig) has his life turned upside down when he learns that he is the last of a group of ancient warriors predestined to fight against the forces of the Dark. To complete his quest, Will must travel back and forth through time to discover a series of six signs that will lead him into a final confrontation with forces of unimaginable evil. Aided by the Old Ones, Will races against his nemisis, the Rider (Christopher Eccleston), to secure the fate of the universe. Directed by David L. Cunningham. With Ian McShane and Frances Conroy. Categories: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Thriller. Year: 2007.
English in The Seeker: The Dark Is Rising
This hard-hitting documentary provides a first-hand account of the rampant corruption and violent kidnappings that are ravaging the Brazilian people. The cycles of class warfare stemming from huge economic disparities are examined through the exploits of a wealthy businessman, a plastic surgeon and a politician whose income relies on a frog farm. Directed by Jason Kohn. Categories: Documentary. Year: 2007.
English in Send a Bullet
This action-packed movie tells the story of a woman (Monica Bellucci) and a baby who are being stalked by a ruthless hit man (Paul Giamatti). By chance, she meets Smith (Clive Own), who becomes her protector. The hit man thinks Smith is just a fool, but it turns out he is a secret agent with special skills and is more than a match for the gangsters. Directed by Michael Davis. With Greg Bryk. Categories: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Thriller. Year: 2007.
English in Shoot 'Em Up
After learning about a plot to kill the president, Bob Lee Swagger (Mark Wahlberg), a former Marine sniper living in exile, is coerced back into duty. But, when he is double-crossed and framed for the assassination, Swagger goes on the run to find the real killer and figure out just who set him up. Directed by Antoine Fuqua. With Michael Peña, Danny Glover, Kate Mara and Rhona Mitra. Categories: Action, Drama, Thriller. Year: 2007.
English in Shooter
When King Harold (John Cleese) falls ill, Shrek (Mike Myers) must find his rightful heir or be forced to take the throne himself. So, with the help of Donkey (Eddie Murphy) and Puss in Boots (Antonio Banderas), Shrek sets out to find a rebellious young man named Artie (Justin Timberlake). While Shrek is away, Princess Fiona (Cameron Diaz) and a group of royal heroines must defend the throne from the jilted Prince Charming (Rupert Everett) and his army of fairy tale villains. Directed by Chris Miller and Raman Hui. With Julie Andrews, Amy Sedaris, Amy Poehler and Maya Rudolph. Categories: Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy. Year: 2007.
English in Shrek the Third
Andrew Wyke (Michael Caine), a wealthy, aging writer of detective stories, matches wits with Milo Tindle (Jude Law), the struggling actor who is having an affair with older man's wife. When Wyke reveals that he is aware of the relationship, he challenges Tindle to a deadly game of cat and mouse set in the writer's sprawling, high-tech estate. Directed by Kenneth Branagh. Categories: Comedy, Drama, Mystery, Thriller. Year: 2007.
English in Sleuth
After a mob boss puts a contract on Buddy "Aces" Israel (Jeremy Piven), a sleazy magician turned FBI informant, the Feds place Aces into protective custody in a swanky Las Vegas penthouse. When word of the price on Aces' head hits the streets and horde of bounty hunters, hired guns and double-crossing mobsters race against one another to be the first to collect the prize. Directed by Joe Carnahan. With Ben Affleck, Jason Bateman, Andy Garcia, Ray Liotta and Ryan Reynolds. Categories: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama. Year: 2007.
English in Smokin Aces
Kate Beckinsale plays Annie, a waitress and single mother in a small town. During a very cold winter, problems with her alcoholic ex-husband (Sam Rockwell) develop into a crisis. Michael Angarano is a sensitive teen who has had a crush on Annie since she was his babysitter years before. He tries to help her as best he can, and also struggles to figure out his own relationship with his girlfriend (Olive Thirlby). Directed by David Gordon Green. With Nicky Katt and Gracie Hudson. Categories: Drama, Romance. Year: 2007.
English in Snow Angels
Will Proudfoot (Bill Milner) has spent his young life sheltered from the outside world, including TV, music and movies, by his strict, religious family. But, when Lee Carter (Will Poulter), a school troublemaker and would-be film maker, introduces him to a bootleg copy of Rambo: First Blood, Will's eyes are opened and he becomes entranced with his new friend's exciting, forbidden world. Together, the pair set out to film a low-budget sequel to Rambo, with Will acting as stuntman, and end up becoming the most popular kids in school. Directed by Garth Jennings. With Neil Dudgeon, Jessica Hynes and Jules Sitruk. Categories: Comedy, Drama, Independent Film, Foreign Film. Year: 2007.
English in Son of Rambow
With Spider-Man now a beloved celebrity, Peter Parker (Tobey Maguire) has come to terms with his duty and has found a way to balance his work with his relationship with Mary Jane (Kirsten Dunst). But, when his suit somehow turns black and increases his super powers, Peter's personality begins to change and he becomes angry, aggressive and arrogant. After his actions cause him to lose Mary Jane, Peter must figure out a way to return to his former self while fighting off his old friend Harry Osborn (James Franco) and a powerful new enemy, Sandman (Thomas Haden Church). Directed by Sam Raimi. With Topher Grace, Bryce Dallas Howard, Rosemary Harris and J.K. Simmons. Categories: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller, Based on a Comic. Year: 2007.
English in Spider-Man 3
In the latest version of the story of a British boarding school for unmanageable girls, Rupert Everett plays the headmistress, while Colin Firth is a pompous education official. Lena Headey is a spacey English teacher, while Gemma Arterton and Mischa Barton play two of the most difficult students. Directed by Barnaby Thompson. With Russell Brand and Talulah Riley. Categories: Comedy. Year: 2007.
English in St. Trinian's
When a bright light streaks across the night sky above a village located near the edge of a magical land, a young man named Tristan (Charlie Cox) sets out to recover the fallen star in order to win the heart of Victoria (Sienna Miller), the beutiful, but cold object of his desire. Once in the mysterious realm, Tristan finds that the star has transformed into a girl named Yvaine (Claire Danes) and that he is not the only one searching for her. To make it home, Tristan will have to overcome the evil sons of an aging king (Peter O'Toole), a wicked witch (Michelle Pfeiffer), a pirate named Captain Shakespeare (Robert De Niro) and a shady trader (Ricky Gervais). Directed by Matthew Vaughn. With Ian McKellen and Rupert Everett. Categories: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy. Year: 2007.
English in Stardust
After his brother's death, troubled teen and talented dancer DJ (Columbus Short) attends Truth University. Having difficulty fitting in, DJ joins a struggling fraternity, and before long becomes the competing fraternity's main rival. DJ will have to learn how to balance his education and his new love interest while proving himself in an important step team competition. Directed by Sylvain White. With Meagan Good. Categories: Drama, Musical, Romance. Year: 2007.
English in Stomp the Yard
When a revolver-weilding gunman (Hideaki Ito) crosses paths with two warring clans on the hunt of buried treasure in a remote western town, he offers his services to the highest bidder. But, as the battle unfolds, he eventually comes to the aid of the innocent townspeople. Directed by Takashi Miike. With Quentin Tarantino, Masanobu Ando, Yusuke Iseya, Renji Ishibashi, Takaaki Ishibashi and Yoshino Kimura. Categories: Action, Western, Foreign Film. Year: 2007.
English in Sukiyaki Western Django
When the Sun begins to die as a form of matter that inhibits nuclear fusion grows at its center, a team of astronauts is assembled to re-ignite the star by detonating a powerful bomb. As they travel towards their destination, the crew experiences an accident and receives a distress call from a long lost spaceship. In order to complete their mission, the astronauts will have to fight for their lives, along with their sanity. Directed by Danny Boyle. With Rose Byrne, Cliff Curtis, Chris Evans, Troy Garity, Cillian Murphy and Michelle Yeoh. Categories: Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller. Year: 2007.
English in Sunshine
Seth (Jonah Hill) and Evan (Michael Cera) are best friends and high school seniors. Before they graduate and go off to separate colleges, the pair wants to reverse their long running losing streak with girls while attending a huge end of the year bash. But, after their plan to buy alcohol goes awry, Seth and Evan realize that overcoming their separation anxiety is an even greater challenge than getting girls. Directed by Greg Mottola. With Seth Rogen, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Emma Stone and Martha MacIsaac. Categories: Comedy. Year: 2007.
English in Superbad
Up-and-comer Cody Maverick (Shia LaBeouf) is the newest participant at the annual Penguin World Surfing Championship. Inspired by his hero, a legendary wave rider named Big Z (Jeff Bridges), Cody leaves his family to travel to Pen-Gu Island for the Big Z Memorial Surf Off. Directed by Ash Brannon and Chris Buck. With Jon Heder and James Woods. Categories: Animation, Action, Comedy, Family. Year: 2007.
English in Surf's Up
In the 1960s, Dorian "Doc" Paskowitz gave up his life as a successful doctor, moved his family into an RV and began a nomadic life centered on surfing. With his wife, Juliette, and their nine children, Doc set out to live a highly controlled and principled life designed to free his family from the contrains of the materialistic world. Home schooling his children, keeping them on a strict diet and entering them in surfing competitions, Doc created a strong family, free from the excesses of modern American life. But, years later, we learn that the Paskowitz's lifestlye was never easy and resulted in a strange mix of gratitude and resentment. Directed by Doug Pray. Categories:Documentary, Sports, Family. Year: 2007.
English in Surfwise
After being falsely arrested and sent to prison, Benjamin Barker (Johnny Depp) escapes from the penal colony where he was held for fifteen years and returns to London seeking revenge. Upon discovering that Judge Turpin (Alan Rickman), the man who sent him away, is also responsible for his wife's death and has taken his daughter in as his ward, Barker adopts the alias of Sweeney Todd and sets out to make Turpin and his fellow aristocrats pay for their crimes. After reopening his barber shop, Barker enters a sinister partnership with Mrs. Lovett (Helena Bonham Carter), a woman who makes the worst meat pies in all of London. Based on the hit Broadway musical. Directed by Tim Burton. With Timothy Spall, Sacha Baron Cohen, Laura Michelle Kelly Laura Michelle Kelly and Jayne Wisener. Categories: Crime, Drama, Musical, Thriller. Year: 2007.
English in Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
In this modern retelling of the classic fairytale, Sydney White (Amanda Bynes) adjusts to her freshman year of college and pledges a sorority with the help of seven nerdy boys. When the sorority turns out to not be what Sydney expected, she and her socially challenged friends take on the most popular girl on campus (Sara Paxton) in attempt to shake up the school's social hierarchy. Directed by Joe Nussbaum. With Matt Long and Samm Levine. Category: Comedy. Year: 2007.
English in Sydney White
Felix De La Pena (John Leguizamo) drives an armored-truck driver, and is a devoted husband to his wife Marina (Rosie Perez) and a loving father of two in a tough neighborhood in East Los Angeles. He is kidnapped and shot in the head during a hijacking by Adell Baldwin (Tyrese Gibson) and loses his memory. Struggling with post-traumatic stress syndrome that causes him to behave erratically, he is framed as a prime suspect for the crime. Since he cannot provide any leads to FBI agent Steve Perelli (Bobby Cannavale), Felix is forced to try to find his assailant by himself. Directed by Brad Furman. With Matthew Hatchette, Jake Muxworthy, and Laurence Mason. Categories: Crime, Drama. Year: 2007.
English in The Take
The true story of Ralph "Petey" Greene (Don Cheadle), a man who went from an ex-con to a popular radio talk show host and community activist in 1960s Washington, D.C. Combining soul music and outrageous social commentray, Greene made a commotion on and off the airwaves. With his fiery girlfriend (Taraji P. Henson) by his side, Greene became the voice of a community, speaking out on power and race with biting humor and poignant observations. Directed by Kasi Lemmons. With Chiwetel Ejiofor, Mike Epps, Cedric the Entertainer and Martin Sheen. Categories: Drama, History. Year: 2007.
English in Talk to Me
After defeating the Shredder, the Turtles have grown apart as a family. While Master Splinter (Mako) struggles to keep the team together, strange things are brewing in New York City, where tech-industrialist Max Winters is amassing an army of ancient monsters. With the help of old allies April O'Neil and Casey Jones, the Turtles are in for the fight of their lives. Directed by Kevin Munroe. Categories: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Based on a Cartoon. Year: 2007.
English in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
After dealing with the death of her adoptive mother and separating from her husband (Matthew Broderick), New York schoolteacher April Epner (Helen Hunt) begins to undergo a midlife crisis when she is contacted by her apparent birth mother, Bernice Graves (Bette Midler). As Bernice, an eccentric local talk show host, attempts to make up for lost time and past mistakes, April seeks comfort in the arms of Frank (Colin Firth), the father of one of her students. With her world turned upside down, April must come to grips with the fact that life doesn't always go as planned. Directed by Helen Hunt. With Lynn Cohen and Ben Shenkman. Categories: Comedy, Drama, Romance. Year: 2007.
English in Then She Found Me
In turn of the century California, struggling silver miner, Daniel Plainview (Daniel Day-Lewis), turns his sights to oil. Traveling to a small, impoverished town with his adopted son, H.W. (Dillon Freasier), Daniel targets the Sunday family ranch, which he has been told sits on a small sea of oil. Intent on acquiring the property, Daniel faces off with Eli Sunday (Paul Dano), a young, charismatic reverend, who has his own plans for the oil. Directed by Paul Thomas Anderson. With Kevin J. O'Connor and Ciarán Hinds. Categories: Drama, Thriller. Year: 2007.
English in There Will Be Blood
Recent widow Audrey Burke (Halle Berry) finds her life adrift after her husband (David Duchovny) is killed during a random act of violence. With nowhere else to turn, Audrey invites her husband's troubled drug-addicted best friend Jerry Sunborne (Benicio Del Toro) to live in a room next to her garage, in the hope that he might be able to her and her children deal with the sudden loss of her husband. As Jerrt struggles to overcome his addiction and Audrey deals with her grief, they are able to find strength in one another that helps them both move forward. Directed by Susanne Bier. With Alexis Llewellyn, Micah Berry, John Carroll Lynch and Alison Lohman. Categories: Drama. Year: 2007.
English in Things We Lost in the Fire
After her mother Gail (Maria Bello) sends her to live in Houston with her strict father Rifat (Peter Macdissi), Jasira (Summer Bishil), a 13-year-old Arab-American girl, experiences the struggles of becoming a woman under her father's watchful eye and fitting into a community that views her with uncomfortable curiosity. To overcome her loneliness, Jasira seeks the friendship of her two next door neighbors Travis Vuoso (Aaron Eckhart), an army reservist, and Melina Hines, an expectant mother. Stuck in an uncomfortable situation, Jasira must face racism, hypocrisy and an adult world she not quite ready for. Directed by Alan Ball. With Chris Messina, Carrie Preston and Eugene Jones III. Categories: Drama, Based on a Novel. Year: 2007.
English in Towelhead
When his 13-year-old sister Adriana (Paulina Gaitan) is kidnapped by sex traffickers in Mexico City, Jorge (Cesar Ramos) sets out on a deserate mission to free the young girl. As Jorge dodges immigration officers, he is joined in his quest to track the movements of the underground organization by Ray (Kevin Kline), a Texas cop who has experienced the devastating effects the sex trade can have on a family first-hand. While Adriana clings to her friend and protector Veronica (Alicja Bachleda-Curus), Jorge and Ray forge a close bond as they try to stop Adriana's kidnappers before she is sold and disappears forever. Directed by Marco Kreuzpaintner. Categories: Crime, Drama. Year: 2007.
English in Trade
When the heroic Autobots and the evil Decepticons bring their intergalactic robot duel to Earth, the future of humankind is left hanging in the balance as they change into objects ranging from cars to trucks to planes. As a military unit headed by Captain Lennox (Josh Duhamel) works to stop the carnage, a young man (Shia LaBeouf) running for his life may hold the key to changing the tide in the battle. Directed by Michael Bay. With Megan Fox, Tyrese Gibson, Jon Voight, Anthony Anderson, John Turturro and Bernie Mac. Categories: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi. Year: 2007.
English in Transformers
A documentary about the life, times and work of the Oscar-winning screenwriter Dalton Trumbo, who wrote Spartacus, Roman Holiday and many other classics. He was blacklisted during the late Forties because he had been involved with the Communist Party, then went on to win an Oscar for a movie script, The Brave One, he wrote under a pseudonym. In interviews and archival footage, Trumbo and his friends and family recall his struggles and triumphs. Contemporary actors including Joan Allen, Michael Douglas, Brian Dennehy and Dustin Hoffman perform scenes from his work. Directed by Peter Askin. With Josh Lucas, Christopher Trumbo, Donald Sutherland and Peter Hanson. Categories: Documentary, Biography. Year: 2007.
English in Trumbo
After his grandmother passes away, nine-year-old Carlitos (Adrian Alonso) embarks on a journey from Mexico to the US to find his mother, Rosario (Kate del Castillo). What Carlitos doesn't know is that Rosario, an illegal immigrant, has already begun a desperate search of her own in the hope of being reunited with her son. Directed by Patricia Riggen. With America Ferrera, Eugenio Derbez and Jesse Garcia. Categories: Drama. Year: 2007.
English in Under the Same Moon
When their car breaks down in the middle of nowhere, David (Luke Wilson) and Amy Fox (Kate Beckinsale) find themselves stranded at a run-down motel. Content to pass the time watching television until their car is fixed, the young couple is horrified when they realize that the slasher flick they are watching is a real-life scene filmed in their own room. Frightened for their lives, David and Amy make a desperate attempt to escape, while hidden cameras record their every move. Directed by Nimród Antal. With Frank Whaley and Ethan Embry. Categories: Horror, Thriller. Year: 2007.
English in Vacancy
When Walter Vale (Richard Jenkins), a widowed economics professor, travels to New York for a conference, he is surprised to discover that a young couple has been living in his apartment. Victims of a real estate scam, Tarek (Haaz Sleiman), a Syrian man, and Zainab (Danai Jekesai Gurira), his Senegalese girlfriend, are illegal immigrants with nowhere else to go. Reluctantly, Walter allows them to stay, and eventually forms a close bond with Tarek, as the young man teaches him how to play the hand drum. After Tarek is arrested in the subway and held for deportation, Walter is compelled by his renewed passion for life and sense of purpose to help his new friend through his desperate situation. Directed by Thomas McCarthy. With Hiam Abbass. Categories: Comedy, Drama, Independent Film. Year: 2007.
English in The Visitor
Jenna (Keri Russell ), an unhappily married waitress in the deep South, hopes to win a pie-baking contest so that she can leave her awful husband, Earl (Jeremy Sisto). But, when she finds out that she's pregnant and falls in love with her new doctor (Nathan Fillion), her plans to start a new life are thrown out the window. With the help of her fellow waitresses (Cheryl Hines and Adrienne Shelly) and some sage advice from Old Joe (Andy Griffith), the crotchety owner of the diner where she works, Jenna decides to take a chance and pursue the life she deserves. Directed by Adrienne Shelly. With Eddie Jemison and Lew Temple. Categories: Comedy, Drama, Romance. Year: 2007.
English in Waitress
Obsessed with revenge after his partner and family are murdered by an elusive assassin known as Rogue (Jet Li), FBI agent Jack Crawford (Jason Statham) tracks his enemy as he resurfaces during a bloody street war between rival Asian mobsters. But, when the two rivals finally come face-to-face, the truth behind their pasts is finally revealed. Directed by Philip G. Atwell. With John Lone, Luis Guzmán and Devon Aoki. Categories: Action, Thriller. Year: 2007.
English in War
After discovering a mysterious egg in a tide pool, Angus MacMorrow (Alex Etel) raises the strange creature that hatches as his pet. As the animal begins to grow, Angus has a harder and harder time keeping it hidden in his bathtub. Eventually, with authorities taking notice, Angus must release his friend into the wild to become the mythic monster of Scottish lore. Directed by Jay Russell. With Emily Watson, Ben Chaplin and Priyanka Xi. Categories: Adventure, Family, Fantasy. Year: 2007.
English in The Water Horse: Legend of the Deep
Bobby Green (Joaquin Phoenix) has chosen a life of nightclubs and gangsters and changed his name to hide the fact the he comes from a long line of distinguised policemen. But, when his brother, Joseph (Mark Wahlberg), and father, Burt (Robert Duvall), begin targeting the Russian gangster who operates a drug ring out of the club he manages, Bobby must decide where his allegiances lie before it's too late. Directed by James Gray. With Eva Mendes. Categories: Crime, Drama. Year: 2007.
English in We Own the Night
Eight married friends gather in the mountains of Colorado for their annual reunion. But, when one couple's infidelity is exposed, the rest of the friends begin to question their own marriages. Over the course of the rest of the trip, the husbands and wives wrestle with issues of commitment, betrayal and forgiveness. Directed by Tyler Perry. With Sharon Leal, Tasha Smith, Michael Jai White, Malik Yoba, Janet Jackson, Richard T. Jones, Keesha Sharp, Denise Boutte and Jill Scott. Categories: Comedy, Drama. Year: 2007.
English in Why Did I Get Married?
Four suburban wannabe bikers (Tim Allen, John Travolta, Martin Lawrence and William H. Macy) set out on the open road and head west in search of the adventure that's missing from their everyday lives. Their trip eventually leads them to a New Mexico bar where they come across a biker gang named the Del Fuegos, who steal one of their bikes. Not to be disrespected, the group forms a plan to pay back the Del Fuegos and get their bike back. Directed by Walt Becker. With Ray Liotta, Marisa Tomei and Jill Hennessy. Categories: Adventure, Comedy. Year: 2007.
English in Wild Hogs
When Peggy (Molly Shannon), a lonely, unmarried secretary, unexpectedly loses her dog Pencil, the love of her life, her world begins to spin out of control. With the help of her family and coworkers, Peggy tries to find new ways to pass the time, but eventually she gets so wrapped up in animal rights causes that she puts her job and new relationships in danger. Directed by Mike White. With Laura Dern, Regina King, Peter Sarsgaard and John C. Reilly. Categories: Comedy, Drama. Year: 2007.
English in Year of the Dog