Some excellent movies opening this weekend including the kick ass Rambo action flick. Just click on the corresponding links to purchase the movie posters:
Rambo (Action) – Twenty years after the last film in the series, Rambo (in Thailand) and some hired mercenaries set out to rescue some missing aid workers, who are being held captive in a Burmese village.
Cast: Sylvester Stallone, Julie Benz, Matthew Marsden, Graham McTavish, Jake La Botz; Directed by: Sylvester Stallone
Meet the Spartans (Comedy) – After successfully skewering Hollywood’s scariest movie (as two of the writers on “Scary Movie”), romantic comedy franchises (“Date Movie”), and Hollywood blockbusters ( “Epic Movie”), writers/directors/producers Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer now set their sights on “300.” The heroic Leonidas, armed with nothing by leather underwear and a cape, leads a ragtag group of 13 – count ‘em, 13! — Spartans to defend their homeland against the invading Persians (whose ranks include Ghost Rider, Rocky Balboa, the Transformers, and a hunchbacked Paris Hilton).
Cast: Michael Arnona, Diedrich Bader, Ike Barinholtz, Briana Barran, Natasha Blasick ; Directed by: Jason Friedberg, Aaron Seltzer
4 Months, 3 Weeks, and 2 Days (Drama) – During the course of one day in 1987 in Communist Romania, Otilia helps her friend and roommate Gabita to get a late-term abortion done (at that time, any sort of abortion, as well as any kind of contraceptive were illegal in Romania). The film is very realistic and shows the rough and gritty situation in which the girls, particularly Otilia, must make decisions and deal with their consequences. Not for the faint of heart.
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Michael Clayton (Re-release) – “Michael Clayton is a 45-year-old attorney who feels that he hasn’t done everything that he could have done with his life; he’s starting to think he should have done something else, or could have done better,” says writer-director Tony Gilroy. “He’s made some bad choices and a lot of compromises. He has come to the point in life where his next few decisions will determine everything about him.
Cast: George Clooney, Tom Wilkinson, Tilda Swinton, Sydney Pollack, Jennifer Ehle, Michael O’Keefe, Ken Howard; Directed by: Tony Gilroy
How She Move (Drama/Musical) – Bursting with raw talent and intelligence, Raya Green (WESLEY), the daughter of Jamaican immigrants, has always been the family’s one great hope. She won the rare chance to break out of their drug and crime-infested neighborhood when she was accepted into the exclusive Seaton Academy. But when her sister dies of an overdose, the family is shattered and Raya is forced to return to the place she tried so hard to escape.
Cast: Tracey Armstrong, Clé Bennett, David Carmon, Keyshia Cole; Directed by: Ian Iqbal Rashid
Release date: Friday June 20, 2008 Genre: Action/Comedy Director: Peter Segal Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures Producer(s): Alex Gartner, Andrew Lazar, Charles Roven, Michael Ewing Screenplay: Tom J. Astle, Matt Ember Cast: Steve Carell, Anne Hathaway, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Alan Arkin, Terence Stamp, Terry Crews, David Koechner, James Caan, Masi Oka, Nate Torrence, Kenneth Davitian Official Site:getsmartmovie.com Rating:PG-13 for some rude humor, action violence and language Available Poster Art:Get Smart movie posters
Synopsis: In the all-new action comedy “Get Smart,” Maxwell Smart (Steve Carell) is on a mission to thwart the latest plot for world domination by the evil crime syndicate known as KAOS.
Release date: Friday February 8, 2008 (Limited: Select Cities) Genre: Comedy/Action Running time: 107 min. Director: Martin McDonagh Studio: Focus Features Producer(s): Graham Broadbent, Peter CzerninScreenplay: Martin McDonagh Cast: Colin Farrell, Brendan Gleeson, Ralph Fiennes, Clémence Poésy, Jérémie Rénier Official Site:filminfocus.com Rating:R for strong bloody violence, pervasive language and some drug use Available Poster Art: In Bruges movie posters
Synopsis: Mr. McDonagh makes his feature directorial debut on the film, from his own original screenplay. His plays (which include The Lieutenant of Inishmore and The Pillowman) have brought him two Olivier Awards and four Tony Award nominations. He wrote and directed Six Shooter, starring Brendan Gleeson, which earned him the 2006 Academy Award for Best Live-Action Short Film.
In Bruges was filmed on location; Bruges (pronounced “broozh”), the most well-preserved medieval city in the whole of Belgium, is a welcoming destination for travellers from all over the world. But for hit men Ray (Colin Farrell) and Ken (Brendan Gleeson), it could be their final destination; a difficult job has resulted in the pair being ordered right before Christmas by their London boss Harry (two-time Academy Award nominee Ralph Fiennes) to go and cool their heels in the storybook Flemish city for a couple of weeks.
Release date: Friday February 8, 2008 Genre: Comedy Director: Malcolm D. Lee Studio: Universal Pictures Producer(s): Charles Castaldi, Mary Parent, Scott Stuber Screenplay: Malcolm D. Lee Cast: Martin Lawrence, Margaret Avery, Joy Bryant, Louis C.K., Michael Clarke Duncan, Mike Epps, Mo’Nique , Nicole Ari Parker, Cedric the Entertainer, James Earl Jones Official Site:welcomehomeroscoejenkins.com Rating:PG-13 for crude and sexual content, language and some drug references Available Poster Art:Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins movie posters
Synopsis: Martin Lawrence stars as talk-show sensation Dr. RJ Stevens, who has shirked his simple Southern past and the awkward boy he used to be to dispense “you can do it” advice to millions of adoring fans. With a reality-series star on his arm and loads of cash in his pocket, there’s nothing he feels he hasn’t achieved.
When his parents request that he come home for their 50th wedding anniversary, RJ packs up his 10-year-old son and spoiled princess of a fiancée and heads back to his sleepy, Southern hometown. Ready to impress his down home kin with how much he’s changed, RJ will prove he’s not the walking disaster they used to pick on. At least, that’s the plan…
Release date: Friday February 8, 2008 Genre: Comedy/Action/Adventure/Romance Director: Andy Tennant Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures Producer(s): Bernie Goldmann, Donald De Line, Jon Klane Screenplay: John Claflin, Daniel Zelman, Andy Tennant Cast: Matthew McConaughey, Kate Hudson, Donald Sutherland, Ewen Bremner, Alexis Dziena, Kevin Hart, Ray Winstone Official Site: FoolsGoldMovie.com Rating:PG-13 for action violence, some sexual material, brief nudity and language Available Poster Art:Fool’s Gold movie posters
True love takes a dive
Part romantic comedy, part action adventure, “Fool’s Gold” stars Matthew McConaughey and Kate Hudson, who had previously teamed on the romantic comedy hit “How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days.”
Ben “Finn” Finnegan (Matthew McConaughey) is a good-natured, surf bum-turned-treasure hunter who is obsessed with finding the legendary 18th century Queen’s Dowry-40 chests of exotic treasure that was lost at sea in 1715. In his quest, Finn has sunk everything he has, including his marriage to Tess Finnegan (Kate Hudson) and his more-rusty-than-trusty salvage boat, “Booty Calls.” Just as Tess has begun to rebuild her life, working aboard a mega-yacht owned by billionaire Nigel Honeycutt (Donald Sutherland), Finn discovers a vital clue to the treasure’s whereabouts. Certain that his luck will change with the newfound information, Finn maneuvers himself aboard Nigel’s yacht and, using his good-natured charm, convinces the tycoon and his Blackberry-wielding, celebutante daughter, Gemma (Alexis Dziena), to join him in the pursuit of the Spanish treasure. Against Tess’ better judgment, the search rekindles her love…of discovery. But they are not the only ones after the treasure. Finn’s mentor-turned-nemesis Moe Fitch (Ray Winstone) has also set out to claim the prize.
Let the treasure hunt begin…
“Fool’s Gold” also stars veteran actor Donald Sutherland (“Pride and Prejudice”), Ewen Bremner (“Match Point”), Alexis Dziena (“Broken Flowers”), Kevin Hart (“Epic Movie”) and Ray Winstone (“The Departed”).
Release date: Friday February 1, 2008 Genre: Comedy/Fantasy/ Romance Director: Jeff Lowell Studio: Universal Pictures Producer(s): Paul Brooks, Peter Safran Screenplay: Jeff Lowell Cast: Eva Longoria Parker, Paul Rudd, Lake Bell, Lindsay Sloane, Stephen Root, Kali Rocha, W. Morgan Sheppard, Sam Pancake, Jason Biggs Official Site:overherdeadbodymovie.com Rating:None Available Poster Art: Over Her Dead Body movie posters
Synopsis: Devastated when his fiancée Kate (Eva Longoria Parker) is killed on their wedding day, Henry (Paul Rudd) reluctantly agrees to consult a psychic named Ashley (Lake Bell) at the urging of his sister Chloe (Lindsay Sloane). Despite his skepticism over her psychic abilities, Henry finds himself falling hard for Ashley, and vice versa. But there is a big snag. Ashley is being haunted by Kate’s ghost, who considers it her heavenly duty to break up Henry and Ashley’s fledgling romance, if it is the last thing she does on this earthly plane…
Release date: Friday April 4, 2008 Genre: Family/Adventure Director: Jennifer Flackett, Mark Levin Studio: Fox Walden Producer(s): Norm Waitt Screenplay: Paula Mazur, Joseph Kwong, Jennifer Flackett, Mark Levin Cast: Abigail Breslin, Jodie Foster, Gerard Butler, Alphonso McAuley, Maddison Joyce, Morgan Griffin Official Site:nimsisland.com Rating:None Available Poster Art:Nim’s Island Movie Posters
Synopsis Be the hero of your own story.
Anything can happen on Nim’s Island, a magical place ruled by a young girl’s imagination. It is an existence that mirrors that of her favorite literary character, Alex Rover- the world’s greatest adventurer. But Alexandra, the author of the Rover books, leads a reclusive life in the big city. When Nim’s father goes missing from their island, a twist of fate brings her together with Alexandra. Now, they must draw courage from their fictional hero, Alex Rover, and find strength in one another to conquer Nim’s Island.
Not a bad selection of DVD(s) this week. We’re sure that you’l find something to your liking. Check them out:
Hunting Party (Drama) – TV News reporter Simon Hunt (Richard Gere) and cameraman Duck (Terrence Howard have worked in the world’s hottest war zones: from Bosnia to Iraq, from Somalia to El Salvador. Together they have dodged bullets, filed incisive reports and collected Emmy awards. Then one
terrible day in a Bosnian village everything changes. During a live broadcast on national television, Simon has a meltdown. After that, Duck is promoted and Simon just disappears.
Cast: Richard Gere, Terrence Howard, James Brolin, Dylan Baker; Directed by: Richard Shepard
The Game Plan (Comedy) – Joe’s known as one of the toughest players to ever take the field. Blessed with amazing strength and agility, he’s famed for being able to handle any hit, no matter how ferocious. But, just when he doesn’t see it coming, Joe is about to be knocked silly by the hardest-hitting challenge he could ever have imagined: an 8-year-old girl.
Cast: The Rock, Kyra Sedgwick, Roselyn Sanchez, Christine Lakin, Madison Pettis, Brian J. White; Directed by: Andy Fickman
Reservation Road (Drama) – Based on the critically acclaimed novel of the same name by John Burnham Schwartz, this is the compelling new dramatic thriller from two-time Academy Award-nominated writer/director Terry George (“Hotel Rwanda”). A tale of anger, revenge, and great courage, the film follows two fathers as their families and lives converge.
Cast: Joaquin Phoenix, Mark Ruffalo, Jennifer Connelly, Mira Sorvino; Directed by: Terry George
Saw IV (Horror) – Jigsaw and his apprentice Amanda are dead.
Now, upon the news of Detective Kerry’s murder, two seasoned FBI profilers, Agent Strahm and Agent Perez, arrive in the terrified community to assist the veteran Detective Hoffman in sifting through Jigsaw’s latest grizzly remains and piecing together the puzzle.
However, when SWAT Commander Rigg is abducted and thrust into a game, the last officer untouched by Jigsaw has but ninety minutes to overcome a series of demented traps and save an old friend or face the deadly consequences.
Sydney White (Comedy) – Gorgeous freshman Sydney White (Amanda Bynes) has come to Southern Atlantic University to pledge her late mom’s once-dignified sorority. But while surviving the pledging process wrought by evil campus witch Rachel (Sara Paxton), Syd finds out this version of sisterhood isn’t remotely what it’s cracked up to be.
Cast: Amanda Bynes, Matt Long, Sara Paxton, John Schneider; Directed by: Joe Nussbaum
Amazing Grace (Drama) Special Edition DVD – From acclaimed director Michael Apted (“The World is Not Enough,” “Coal Miner’s Daughter”) comes “Amazing Grace,” a moving historical epic about the life of antislavery pioneer William Wilberforce. “Amazing Grace” follows Wilberforce’s career through his 20′s and 30′s, as he and his fellow humanitarians make the issue of slavery a talking point, not only in political circles, but also throughout the country. They wage the first modern political campaign, using petitions, boycotts, mass meetings and even badges with slogans to take their message to the country at large.
Cast: Ioan Gruffudd, Romola Garai, Benedict Cumberbatch, Michael Gambon, Rufus Sewell, Youssou N’Dour; Directed by: Michael Apted
Some very good movies opening this weekend. Something for everyone. Check out the new releases for the upcoming weekend.
Cassandra’s Dream (Drama) – The story of two Cockney brothers (Farrell and McGregor) in south London and their relationship with a young woman (Atwell) who lands in London on her search for fortune. She crosses the two men by accident on her path and when one of them falls in love with her, she becomes aware of her power to attract the opposite sex and uses this to the point of leading the two brothers, who are in financial difficulty, into crime, and creating a dangerous rivalry between the two men.
Cast: Colin Farrell, Ewan McGregor, Tom Wilkinson, Hayley Atwell; Directed by: Woody Allen
27 Dresses (Comedy) – Katherine Heigl, who earlier this year got “Knocked Up” in the hit motion picture comedy from Judd Apatow, and nabbed an Emmy® for her starring role as a surgical resident in “Grey’s Anatomy,” is always a bridesmaid but never a bride in the romantic comedy “27 Dresses.” From the screenwriter of “The Devil Wears Prada,” “27 Dresses” centers on Jane (Heigl), an idealistic, romantic and completely selfless woman…a perennial bridal attendant whose own happy ending is nowhere in sight. But when younger sister Tess captures the heart of Jane’s boss – with whom she is secretly in love – Jane begins to reexamine her “always-a-bridesmaid…” lifestyle.
Cast: Katherine Heigl, James Marsden, Edward Burns, Melora Hardin; Directed by: Anne Fletcher
Cloverfield (Horror) – On the eve of his departure for Japan, Rob (Michael Stahl-David) sees his going-away party as an opportunity to confess unresolved feelings and tie up loose ends. His agenda takes an unexpected turn when a jolt shakes the revelers. The crowd quiets down to watch news reports of an earthquake, then rushes to the roof to assess the damage. A fireball explodes on the distant horizon. A power failure follows. Confusion gives way to panic as the partygoers stumble through the blackout and into the streets.
Cast: Blake Lively, Mike Vogel, Lizzy Caplan, Michael Stahl-David; Directed by: Matt Reeves