Release date: September 5th, 2008 Genre: Comedy Director: Jessica Yu Studio: IFC Films Screenplay: Jessica Yu Cast: Jimmy Tsai, Roger Fan, Shelley Malil, Alexander Agate, Percival Arcibal, William Behlendorf, Adam Bobrow, Joey Brander Official Site: mybestfriendsgirlmovie.com Rating:None Available film art: Ping Pong Playa movie posters
Synopsis Don’t just win. Destroy.
Streetwise swaggering Christopher “C-Dub” Wang is a suburban guy who waxes political on all things Asian American and clings to pro basketball pipe dreams. But when misfortune strikes his family, C-dub must overcome living at home, working a dead-end job and his worldly older brother, to run his Mom’s ping pong classes and defend the family’s athletic dynasty.
Release date: Friday September 19, 2008 Genre: Comedy Director: Howard Deutch Studio: Maple Pictures/Lionsgate Producers: Adam Herz, Barry Katz, Brian Volk-Weiss, Doug Johnson, Greg Lessans, Guymon Casady, Josh Shader Screenplay: Jordan Cahan Cast: Dane Cook, Kate Hudson, Alec Baldwin, Jason Biggs, Lizzy Caplan, Andrew Caldwell Official Site:mybestfriendsgirlmovie.com Rating:R for strong language and sexual content throughout, including graphic dialogue and some nudity Available film art:My Best Friend’s Girl movie posters
Synopsis It’s funny what love can make you do.
A master at seducing – and offending – women, Tank is a professional “My Best Friend’s Girl.” When guys get dumped, they hire Tank to take their ex-girlfriends out on the worst date of their lives – an experience so horrible it sends them running gratefully back to their beaus. So when Tank’s best friend, Dustin, is dumped by his new girlfriend, Tank naturally offers to help out… and ends up meeting the challenge of a lifetime. Smart, beautiful and headstrong, Alexis is the first girl who knows how to call his bluff, and Tank soon finds himself torn between his loyalty to Dustin and his love for his best friend’s girl.
An outrageous, sexy, no-holds-barred romantic comedy, Lionsgate’s “My Best Friend’s Girl” stars Dane Cook and Kate Hudson, and is directed by Howard Deutch from a script by Jordan Cahan.
Release date: Friday September 12, 2008 Genre: Drama/Comedy/Family Director: Tyler Perry Studio: Maple Pictures Producers: Reuben Cannon, Tyler Perry Screenplay: Tyler Perry Cast: Kathy Bates, Alfre Woodard, Tyler Perry, Cole Hauser, Sanaa Lathan, Rockmond Dunbar, Taraji P. Henson, KaDee Strickland, Sebastien Siegel Official Site:familythatpreysmovie.com Rating:PG-13 for thematic material, sexual references and brief violence Available film art:Tyler Perry’s The Famiy That Preys movie posters
Synopsis Follow your heart. But watch your back.
Academy Award®-winner Kathy Bates and Academy Award®-nominee Alfre Woodard star as the matriarchs of two very different families being torn apart by greed and scandal in the contemporary drama “Tyler Perry’s The Family That Prays.” The sixth feature film by Perry chronicles the inner workings of two families-one upper-crust and the other working class-that become inextricably linked by scandal.
Wealthy socialite Charlotte Cartwright (Kathy Bates) and her dear friend Alice Pratt (Alfre Woodard), a working class woman of high ideals, have enjoyed a lasting friendship throughout many years. Suddenly, their lives become mired in turmoil as their adult children’s extramarital affairs, unethical business practices and a dark paternity secret threaten to derail family fortunes and unravel the lives of all involved. Alice’s self-centered newlywed daughter Andrea (Sanaa Lathan) is betraying her trusting husband Chris (Rockmond Dunbar) by engaging in a torrid affair with her boss and mother’s best friend’s son William (Cole Hauser). While cheating on his wife Jillian (Kadee Strickland) with a string of ongoing dalliances with his mistress Andrea, William’s true focus is to replace the COO of his mother’s lucrative construction corporation. Meanwhile, Alice’s other daughter Pam (Taraji Henson), a kind but no nonsense woman married to a hard working construction worker (Tyler Perry), tries to steer the family in a more positive direction.
While paternity secrets, marital infidelity, greed and unsavory business dealings threaten to derail both families, Charlotte and Alice decide to take a breather from it all by making a cross-country road trip in which they rediscover themselves and possibly find a way to save their families from ruin in “Tyler Perry’s The Family That Preys.”
Release date: Friday October 31, 2008 Genre:Thriller Director: Mickey Liddell Studio: Alliance Films/Freestyle Releasing Producers: Jennifer Hilton, Jerry P. Jacobs Screenplay: John Travis, Rebecca Sonnenshine Cast: Chace Crawford, Haley Bennett, AnnaLynne McCord, Jake Weber, Josh Stewart, Nina Siemaszko, Randy Wayne, Jessica Lowndes, Shannon Marie Woodward, Marin Hinkle Official Site: thehauntingofmollyhartley.com Rating:R for violence Available film art:The Haunting of Molly Hartley movie posters
Synopsis I know what you are, Molly Harley.
In this tale of spell binding suspense, something evil lurks just beneath the lush surfaces of a teenaged girl’s private school world – and it holds the rights to her very soul. Now, on the eve of her 18th birthday, Molly Hartley is about to discover the truth of just who, or rather what, it is she is destined to become…
THE HAUNTING OF MOLLY HARTLEY, a horror thriller opening nationwide October 31st, stars some of today’s fastest-rising young talent including Chace Crawford (“Gossip Girl”) Haley Bennett (“Music and Lyrics”), Shannon Marie Woodward (“The Riches”), Shanna Collins (“Swingtown”) and AnnaLynne McCord (“Nip/Tuck”)and marks the feature directorial debut of Mickey Liddell, producer of the highly acclaimed TV series “Everwood” and “Jack and Bobby.” The screenplay is by John Travis (the forthcoming “The New Daughter” starring Kevin Costner) and Rebecca Sonnenshine (“American Zombie”). The producers are Liddell and Jennifer Hilton.
It looks like Nicolas Cage will reprise his role as the Ghost Rider in the sequel story, which may be set in Europe:
IGN Movies participated in a conference call today with Nicolas Cage for his upcoming action-thriller Bangkok Dangerous, during which time the Oscar winner was asked about the status of Ghost Rider 2.
“Yes, actually we had a meeting with the studio [Columbia Pictures] about a month, maybe three months ago,” said Cage, who played biker-turned-spirit of vengeance Johnny Blaze in the 2007 Marvel Comics screen adaptation. “And we had a nice talk about that character and maybe taking him international… maybe to Europe.”
Cage continued, “Go on a motorcycle tour through Europe and he’s connected with the Church, if you can believe that. So it sort of has elements to it that are very much in the zeitgeist, like Da Vinci Code and things like that.”
The new Superman could commence shooting next summer. Warner Bros. is considering Mark Millar (“Fantastic Four,” “The Ultimates,” “The Authority,” “Wanted,” “Kick-Ass”) to script the blockbuster:
“I’ve had this plan for like 10 years for a big three-picture Superman thing, like a Lord of the Rings epic, starting over from scratch again with a seven-hour Superman story. One to be released each year.” [Mark] Millar said.
Millar says there’s nothing firm yet, but he hopes to get word over the next few weeks. If everything goes perfectly, they’ll be shooting next summer.
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