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.
The Education of Charlie Banks
Chaz Davenport (Gabriel Mann) is the proprietor of what promises to be the most popular nightclub in town. Although Chaz is surrounded by the music he loves and has his pick of gorgeous women, he also has to deal with the city's constant blackouts and a menacing loan shark, both of which threaten his dream. Making matters worse, Chaz finds himself in a love triangle with Crystal (Bijou Phillips), the club's star performer, and Madelaine (Izabella Miko), a mysterious and seductive new singer. And, when people close to him begin turning up dead, Chaz must decide who he can trust as he's drawn into the city's darkest recesses. Directed by Rachel Samuels. With Elias Koteas, Jarreth J. Merz and Michael Fairman. Categories: Drama, Thriller, Music, Musical. Year: 2008.
Discovering that he has no memory of an Israeli Army mission he participated in during the first Lebanon War of the early 1980s, filmmaker Ari Folman sets out on a journey to recover a piece of his life that has been missing for over 20 years. Interviewing old friends and comrades around the world, Folman begins to remember the events as a series of surreal images that lead him deeper and deeper into the mystery of this lost period. Directed by Ari Folman. With Ori Sivan. Categories: Documentary, Animation, Biography, Drama, War. Year: 2008.
Waltz with Bashir
Rebecca Bloomwood (Isla Fisher) lives to shop. Dreaming of working at a top fashion magazine, she lands a job as an advice columnist for a new financial magazine published by the same company. But, when her rampant spending threatens her career and her love life, Rebecca is forced to reevaluate her way of life and decide what's really important to her. Directed by P.J. Hogan. With Hugh Dancy, Krysten Ritter, Joan Cusack, John Goodman, Leslie Bibb, John Lithgow and Lynn Redgrave. Categories: Comedy, Romance, Based on a Novel. Year: 2009.
Confessions of a Shopaholic
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.
Phoebe in Wonderland
Inspector Jacques Clouseau (Steve Martin), the bumbling French detective, returns in a new adventure. Teaming up with an equally inept squad on international law enforcement officers, Clouseau must stop a globe-trotting thief who specializes in stealing historical artifacts. Directed by Harald Zwart. With Jean Reno, Emily Mortimer, Andy Garcia, Yuki Matsuzaki, Alfred Molina, Aishwarya Rai and John Cleese. Categories: Comedy, Mystery, Crime. Year: 2009.
The Pink Panther 2
Inga (Oscar-winner Marcia Gay Harden), a tormented woman struggling to be a responsible parent, is forced to confront her past. She realizes that unresolved conflicts she had with her own mother are affecting her relationship with her daughter (Eulala Scheel). Now is her chance to put right the wrongs in her past. Directed by Mary Haverstick. With Michael Gaston and Marian Seldes. Year: 2008
After a high-speed chase on the freeway and an angry outburst in court, Madea (Tyler Perry) finds herself behind bars. While Madea's eccentric family, the Browns, rally behind her, Madea befriends a troubled young woman named Candy (Keshia Knight Pulliam) and protects her in her own unique, motherly way. Directed by Tyler Perry. With Sofía Vergara, Vanessa Ferlito, Derek Luke and David Mann. Categories: Comedy. Year: 2009.
Madea Goes to Jail
When a group of unfortunate young adults happen upon the boarded up Camp Crystal Lake, they quickly discover that Jason Voorhees (Derek Mears), a hockey mask-wearing psychopath, has no intention of letting them leave in one piece. Directed by Marcus Nispel. With Jared Padalecki, Amanda Righetti, Danielle Panabaker, Travis Van Winkle, Aaron Yoo and Jonathan Sadowski. Categories: Horror. Year: 2009.
Friday the 13th
Unable to get along with his grown children or his foreign neighbors, Walt Kowalski (Clint Eastwood), a surly, gruff widower set in his ways, passes his time taking care of a 1973 Gran Torino muscle car that he keeps in perfect condition. When Tao (Bee Vang), a young Hmong teenager, tries to steal his prize possession as part of a gang initiation, Kowalski sets out to reform the youth by teaching him the value of hard work. Eventually, Kowalski is begrudgingly drawn into the life of Tao's family and devotes himself to protecting the boy and his sister Sue (Ahney Her) from the dangerous gang. Directed by Clint Eastwood. With Geraldine Hughes, Brian Haley, Chee Thao, Brooke Chia Thao and Sonny Vue. Categories: Action, Drama, Thriller. Year: 2008.
Faced with the prospect of another summer spent at football camp, Shawn Colfax (Nicholas D'Agosto) and Nick Brady (Eric Christian Olsen), the two most popular guys in their high school, decide to change things up and go to cheerleading camp instead. While their initial plan is just to take advantage of being surrounded by beautiful young women all day, Shawn and Nick eventually start to take things seriously so that they can do well in the cheer competition finals, and help Shawn win over Carly (Sarah Roemer), the head cheerleader. Directed by Will Gluck. With Molly Sims, John Michael Higgins and Danneel Harris. Categories: Comedy. Year: 2009.
Immigrants of different nationalities struggle to earn their legal status in Los Angeles. Their plight includes dealing with crossing the border, obtaining fraudulent documents, gaining asylum and the green card process. In addition to the difficulties of entering the US and living in a new countries, the immigrants must also deal with work-site enforcement and the office of counter terrorism. Directed by Wayne Kramer. With Harrison Ford, Sean Penn, Ray Liotta, Ashley Judd, Summer Bishil, Cliff Curtis and Alice Braga. Categories: Drama. Year: 2009.
Tuvia (Daniel Craig), Zus (Liev Schreiber), Asael (Jamie Bell) and Aron Bielski (George MacKay), four Jewish brothers, escape Nazi-occupied Poland and join a group of Russian resistance fighters. While building a village deep inside the forest to be a home for other Jewish refugees, the brothers help to save hundreds of lives and prepare to protect themselves from the Nazi's wrath. Directed by Edward Zwick. With Tomas Arana and Alexa Davalos. Categories: Drama, War, Independent Film, Based on a True Story. Year: 2008.
A group of relationship-challenged twenty and thirtysomethings try to understand the mixed signals they receive from the opposite sex. While Gigi (Ginnifer Goodwin) just wants a man who will call her back, Alex (Justin Long) tries to convince her to stop waiting by the phone. Beth (Jennifer Aniston) is growing tired of waiting for Neil (Ben Affleck) to pop the question. And, Mary (Drew Barrymore) searches in vain for a loving, supportive man who is straight. Directed by Ken Kwapis. With Jennifer Connelly, Scarlett Johansson, Bradley Cooper and Kevin Connolly. Categories: Comedy. Year: 2009.
He's Just Not That Into You
Unable to deal with the suspense any longer, Eric (Sam Huntington), Linus (Chris Marquette), Hutch (Dan Fogler), Zoe (Kristen Bell) and Windows (Jay Baruchel), five huge Star Wars fans and best friends, set out on a cross-country road trip in order to infiltrate Skywalker Ranch and steal an early print of Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace. Along the way, they run into William Shatner, Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher), some obsessed Trekkies and a gang of unruly bikers. Directed by Kyle Newman. With Jaime King, Craig Robinson, Seth Rogen, Kevin Smith, Jason Mewes, Ethan Suplee and Billy Dee Williams. Categories: Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Drama. Year: 2008.
Ten years ago as an inexperienced coal miner, Tom Hanniger (Jensen Ackles) was responsible for an accident that resulted in the deaths of five men and left Harry Warden (Richard John Walters) in a coma. On Valentine's Day exactly one year after the accident, Harry awoke and sought out revenge by massacring 22 people with a pickax. Returning to his hometown on the anniversary of the killings, Tom struggles to make amends for his past and reconnect with his ex-girlfriend, Sarah (Jaime King). But, when the killings start up again, Tom becomes a suspect and it seems that Sarah is the only one who believes he's innocent. Directed by Patrick Lussier. With Kerr Smith, Andrew Larson, Tom Atkins, Edi Gathegi, Betsy Rue and Megan Boone. Categories: Horror, Thriller. Year: 2009.
My Bloody Valentine 3-D
Transferred to rural Minnesota to oversee the restructuring of a manufacturing plant, Lucy Hill (Renée Zellweger), a high-powered Miami business woman, struggles to adjust to small town life. Overcoming an icy reception and her inital reluctance to embrace the isolated town's charm, Lucy is eventually accepted by the community and grows close to Ted Mitchell (Harry Connick Jr.), a no-nonsense voluntary transplant. But, when Lucy is ordered to close the plant, she in forced to re-examine her big city values and find a way to save the plant and its workers' jobs. Directed by Jonas Elmer. With Nathan Fillion, Siobhan Fallon, Frances Conroy, Rashida Jones and J.K. Simmons. Categories: Comedy, Romance. Year: 2009.
New in Town
After Carmen (Diane Lane) and Wayne Colson (Thomas Jane) witness a violent crime, they are placed into the Federal Witness Protection program. Although they think they are safe for a time, Carmen and Wayne find out that Armand "The Blackbird" Degas (Mickey Rourke), the vicious hitman they outed, and Richie Nix (Joseph Gordon-Levitt), his sociopathic partner, have tracked them down. In the tense struggle that follows, Carmen will have to take matters into her own hands and fight for her life. Directed by John Madden. With Hal Holbrook and Rosario Dawson. Categories: Action, Drama, Thriller. Year: 2009.
This sequel to The Mummy takes place nine years after the events of the first film. Rick (Brendan Fraser) and Evelyn (Rachel Weisz) have married and are raising their son in England. But when the evil mummy Imhotep (Arnold Vosloo) returns to life and breaks out of the British Museum, where he was housed, the couple gets involved in the struggle between Imhotep and the Scorpion King (Dwayne Johnson). It's a struggle that involves Meela (Patricia Velasquez), a sorceress, and threatens the life of their son. Directed by Stephen Sommers. Categories: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller. Year: 2001.
The Mummy Returns
Paul Blart (Kevin James), a single, suburban dad, makes his living as a security guard at a New Jersey mall, after falling short of his dream of being a police officer. Despite his disappointment, Blart takes his job seriously, though he struggles to get respect from shoppers at the mall. But, when the mall is overtaken by a gang of theives, it's up to Blart to save the day and prove he has what it takes to be a real cop. Directed by Steve Carr. With Keir O'Donnell, Jayma Mays, Bobby Cannavale, Adam Ferrara and Stephen Rannazzisi. Categories: Comedy. Year: 2009.
Paul Blart: Mall Cop
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.
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.
Lucian (Michael Sheen), a young Lycan, emerges as their leader and compels them to rise up against Viktor (Bill Nighy), the cruel vampire king who has persecuted them for hundreds of years. Joining Lucian in this battle is his secret lover Sonja (Rhona Mitra), a beautiful vampire who helps to free the Lycans from their brutal enslavement. Directed by Patrick Tatopoulos. With Steven Mackintosh and Kevin Grevioux. Categories: Action, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller. Year: 2009.
Underworld: Rise of the Lycans
Already on the verge of losing his job as a jingle writer, Harvey Shine (Dustin Hoffman) travels to London for his daughter's (Liane Balaban) wedding only to learn that she has asked her stepfather (James Brolin) to walk her down the aisle. Leaving the reception to hide his devastation and make his flight home, Harvey heads to the airport and learns that he has missed his plane anyway. While trying to drown his sorrows at an airport bar, Harvey ends up striking up a conversation with Kate Walker (Emma Thompson), a 40-something workaholic who ends up reinvigorating his lust for life and helps him see what really matters. Directed by Joel Hopkins. With Kathy Baker and Eileen Atkins. Categories: Drama, Romance. Year: 2008.
Last Chance Harvey
Benjamin Button (Brad Pitt) is born as an old man and physically ages backwards. Abandoned by his biological parents just after his birth, Benjamin struggles to live in a world where his appearance doesn't quite match up with what's inside of him. At 50, Benjamin falls in love with 30-year-old Daisy (Cate Blanchett). And, as Benjamin grows younger and Daisy grows older, the two must come to terms with the limits of their relationship and the unusual circumstances of Benjamin's life. Directed by David Fincher. With Tilda Swinton, Julia Ormond and Elle Fanning. Categories: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Romance. Year: 2008.
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
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.
Nothing But the Truth
Emma (Anne Hathaway) and Liv (Kate Hudson) have been best friends their entire lives. And, when they both become engaged within hours of one another, they couldn't be happier. But, when a clerical error ends up having their weddings doublebooked at the Plaza Hotel, neither one will budge and the old friends find themselves in an all-out bridal feud. Directed by Gary Winick. With Candice Bergen, Kristen Johnston, Bryan Greenberg, Steve Howey and Chris Pratt. Categories: Comedy, Romance. Year: 2009.
When Anna (Emily Browning) returns home after spending time in the hospital following her mother's death, she is surprised to learn that her father (David Strathairn) has become engaged to Rachel (Elizabeth Banks), her mother's former nurse. After Anna is visited by her mother's ghost and warned of Rachel's true intentions, she and her sister Alex (Arielle Kebbel) try to convince their father that his Rachel hides a dark secret and is not who she pretends to be. Directed by Charles Guard and Thomas Guard. With Maya Massar. Categories: Drama, Horror, Thriller, Remake. Year: 2009.
When their new guardians forbid them from having a pet, Andi (Emma Roberts) and Bruce (Jake T. Austin) are forced to find a new home for their dog, Friday. Scouring the city, the siblings stumble upon an abandoned hotel and employ Bruce's mechanical talents to transform it into the ultimate doggie paradise. Eventually, the hotel attracts hundreds of stray dogs, and Andi and Bruce must use an array of amazing inventions to keep their canine friends a secret. Directed by Thor Freudenthal. With Don Cheadle, Lisa Kudrow, Kevin Dillon, Kyla Pratt, Johnny Simmons and Troy Gentile. Categories: Comedy, Family. Year: 2009.
Hotel for Dogs
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.
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.
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.
Looking for a neverending party, seven British tourists who meet at a Mediterranean nightclub board a luxury yacht and set out into the ocean. But, when a freak accident leaves one of them dead, the survivors must decide who they trust and fight for their lives. Directed by Oliver Blackburn. With Robert Boulter, Sian Breckin, Tom Burke, Nichola Burley, Julian Morris, Jay Taylor and Jaime Winstone. Categories: Thriller, Foreign Film. Year: 2008.