Release date: Friday June 12, 2009 Genre: Comedy Running time: 93 min. Director: Sam Mendes Studio: Alliance Films Screenplay: Dave Eggers, Vendela Vida Producer(s): Edward Saxon, Marc Turtletaub, Peter Saraf Cast: John Krasinksi, Maya Rudolph, Jeff Daniels, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Allison Janney, Chris Messina, Catherine O’Hara, Paul Schneider, Carmen Ejogo, Jim Gaffigan, Josh Hamilton, Melanie Lynskey Official Site: facebook.com/pages/Away-We-Go/57724138226?ref=ts, twitter.com/focusmovies Rating:R for language and some sexual content Available film art: Away We Go movie posters
Synopsis When slacker thirtysomething couple Burt (John Krasinski) and Verona (Maya Rudolph) discover that his parents are moving overseas, the duo – who expect their first child in a few months – set off on a cross-country tour to figure out where they should lay down some roots in Sam Mendes’ poignant comedy Away We Go. They visit a number of different cities, and meet with a different friend or family member’s family at each stop. Their hosts include a set of emotionally detached parents (Allison Janney and Jim Gaffigan), a pair of overprotective new-age parents (Maggie Gyllenhaal and Josh Hamilton), and old college pals (Chris Messina and Melanie Lynsky) who have adopted a number of kids. Novelist Dave Eggers wrote the script with Vendela Vida. ~ Perry Seibert, All Movie Guide
Release date: Friday June 5, 2009 Genre: Comedy/Adventure Running time: 101 min. Director: Brad Silberling Studio: Universal Pictures Screenplay: Chris Henchy, Dennis McNicholas Producer(s): Jimmy Miller, Marty Krofft, Sid Krofft Cast: Will Ferrell, Danny McBride, Anna Friel, Jorma Taccone Official Site:landofthelost.net Rating:PG-13 for crude and sexual content, and for language including a drug reference Available film art:Land of the Lost movie posters
Synopsis His once-solid reputation irreparably damaged, a paleontologist, his assistant, and a swaggering tour guide are thrust into a strange world populated by dinosaurs, reptilian Sleestaks, and monkey people in this update of the popular Sid and Marty Krofft series directed by Brad Silberling and starring Will Ferrell and Pushing Daisies’ star Anna Friel. ~ Jason Buchanan, All Movie Guide
Release date: Friday May 29, 2009 Genre: Horror/Thriller Running time: 98 min. Director: Sam Raimi Studio: Universal Pictures Screenplay: Sam Raimi, Ivan Raimi Producer(s): Grant Curtis, Robert G. Tapert Cast: Alison Lohman, Justin Long, Lorna Raver, Jessica Lucas, David Paymer, Dileep Rao Official Site:dragmetohell.net Rating:PG-13 for sequences of horror violence, terror, disturbing images and language Available film art:Drag Me to Hell movie posters
Synopsis Evil Dead director Sam Raimi takes the helm for this spook-a-blast shocker about an ambitious L.A. loan officer who incurs the wrath of a malevolent gypsy by refusing to grant her an extension on her home loan. Determined to impress her boss and get a much-needed promotion at work, Christine Brown (Alison Lohman) lays down the law when mysterious Mrs. Ganush literally comes begging for mercy at her feet. In retaliation for being publicly shamed, Mrs. Ganush places the dreaded curse of Lamia on her unfortunate target, transforming Christine’s life into a waking nightmare. Her skeptical boyfriend Clay (Justin Long) casually brushing off her disturbing encounters as mere coincidence, Christine attempts to escape eternal damnation by seeking out the aid of seer Rham Jas (Dileep Rao ). But Christine’s time is fast running out, and unless she’s able to break the curse, she’ll be tormented by a demon for three days before literally being dragged to hell. ~ Jason Buchanan, All Movie Guide
Release date: Friday June 5, 2009 Genre: Comedy Running time: 100 min. Director: Todd Phillips Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures Screenplay: Jon Lucas, Scott Moore Producer(s): Daniel Goldberg, Todd Phillips Cast: Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, Zach Galifianakis, Heather Graham, Justin Bartha, Jeffrey Tambor Official Site:hangovermovie.com Rating:R for pervasive language, sexual content including nudity, and some drug material Available film art: The Hangover movie posters
Synopsis From the director of “Old School” comes a new comedy about a bachelor party gone horribly wrong. Two days before his wedding, Doug and his three buddies drive to Vegas for a blow-out night they’ll never forget. But when the three groomsmen wake up the next morning with pounding headaches, they can’t remember a thing. Their posh hotel suite is beyond trashed and the groom is nowhere to be found. With no clue of what happened and little time to spare, the trio must attempt to retrace their bad decisions from the night before in order to figure out where things went wrong and hopefully get Doug back to L.A. in time for his wedding. However, the more they begin to uncover, the more they realize just how much trouble they’re really in.