Release date: Friday October 16, 2009 Genre: Thriller Running time: 1 hour 48 minutes Director: F. Gary Gray Studio: Alliance Films, Overture Films Screenplay: Kurt Wimmer Producer(s): Mark Burg, Oren Koules Cast: Gerard Butler, Jamie Foxx, Viola Davis, Michael Gambon, Leslie Bibb, Theresa Randle, Colm Meaney Official Site:lawabidingcitizenfilm.com Rating:R for strong bloody brutal violence and torture, a scene of rape, and pervasive language Available film art:Law Abiding Citizen movie posters
Synopsis Clyde Shelton (Gerard Butler) is an upstanding family man whose wife and daughter are brutally murdered during a home invasion. When the killers are caught, Nick Rice (Jamie Foxx), a hotshot young Philadelphia prosecutor, is assigned to the case. Over his objections, Nick is forced by his boss to offer one of the suspects a light sentence in exchange for testifying against his accomplice.
Fast forward ten years. The man who got away with murder is found dead and Clyde Shelton coolly admits his guilt. Then he issues a warning to Nick: Either fix the flawed justice system that failed his family, or key players in the trial will die.
Release date: Friday October 23, 2009 Genre: Horror Director: Kevin Greutert Studio: Maple Pictures, Lionsgate Screenplay: Patrick Melton, Marcus Dunstan Producer(s): Mark Burg, Oren Koules Cast: Costas Mandylor, Mark Rolston, Betsy Russell, Tobin Bell, Shawnee Smith, Peter Outerbridge Official Site: saw6film.com Rating:R for sequences of grisly bloody violence and torture, and language Available film art: Saw VI movie posters
Synopsis Lionsgate’s money-making franchise is back with this sixth entry in the Saw film series. The editor for all of the previous films, Kevin Greutert, makes his directorial debut with this picture, once again written by Feast writers, Marcus Dunstan and Patrick Melton.
Release date: Friday February 19, 2010 Genre: Thriller, Drama Director: Martin Scorsese Studio: Paramount Pictures Screenplay: Laeta Kalogridis Producer(s): Martin Scorsese, Arnold Messer, Mike Medavoy, Brad Fischer Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Mark Ruffalo, Ben Kingsley, Michelle Williams, Patricia Clarkson, Max von Sydow Official Site:shutterisland.com Rating:This Film Has Not Yet Been Rated Available film art: Shutter Island movie posters
Synopsis It’s 1954, and up-and-coming U.S. marshal Teddy Daniels (Leonardo DiCaprio) is assigned to investigate the disappearance of a patient from Shutter Island’s Ashecliffe Hospital. He’d been gunning for an assignment on the island for reasons of his own—but before long he wonders whether he hasn’t been brought there as part of a twisted plot by hospital doctors whose radical treatments range from unethical to illegal to downright sinister.
Teddy’s code-breaking skills soon provide a promising lead, but the hospital refuses him access to records he suspects would break the case wide open. As a hurricane cuts off communication with the mainland, more dangerous criminals “escape” in the confusion, and the puzzling, improbable clues proliferate, Teddy begins to doubt everything—his memory, his partner, even his own sanity.
Based on the novel “Shutter Island” by Dennis Lehane.
Will Smith’s superhero movie Hancock may have divided comic-book fans — some liked it, some not so much — but regardless it made enough cash to warrant the go-ahead on a sequel. And now director Peter Berg is saying that the first film’s stars, namely Smith and Charlize Theron, will be back for part two.
“Everybody’s going to come back for a sequel,” Berg said in response to a question about the two stars, reports MTV’s Splash Page. There’s no word on the status of Jason Bateman’s sad-sack character from the original, however.
Berg will be helming the sequel, which he says will feature the appearance of at least one more of the super-powered, god-like beings portrayed by Smith in the first film.
“We have [someone in mind for the role],” Berg tells the site. “I’m not gonna tell you who, but we have!”
While in town to announce a Winnie the Pooh movie and present brand new scenes from Toy Story 3, John Lasseter also spilled the beans about the forthcoming Cars sequel, Cars 2.
According to the Disney/Pixar maestro, he became inspired while travelling around Europe and wondering what would happen to his characters if they were placed on foreign soil.
The result is a story in which Lightning McQueen competes in the global “Race of Champions,” involving Formula One, rally and sports car races in five glamorous locations — Japan, Germany, Italy, France and finally England.
However, along the way, McQueen’s intellectually challenged buddy Mater unwittingly saves the life of Fenn McMissile, a sleek sports car who also happens to be a secret agent.
His efforts cause Fenn — and the villainous agents he is doing battle with — to think Mater is a spy, and so the racing comedy also has an action-adventure twist.
Lasseter then presented some beautiful concept art and hinted that much of the comedy will revolve around Mater being an ignorant American abroad.
Release date: Friday October 9, 2009 Genre: Action, Comedy, Horror Director: Ruben Fleischer Studio: Columbia Pictures Screenplay: Rhett Reese, Paul Wernick Producer(s): Gavin Polone Cast: Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, Abigail Breslin, Emma Stone, Amber Heard Official Site:zombieland.com Rating:R for horror violence/gore and language Available film art: Zombieland movie posters
Synopsis Columbia Pictures’ horror comedy “Zombieland” focuses on two men who have found a way to survive a world overrun by zombies. Columbus (Jesse Eisenberg) is a big wuss – but when you’re afraid of being eaten by zombies, fear can keep you alive. Tallahassee (Woody Harrelson) is an AK-totin’, zombie-slayin’ badass whose single determination is to get the last Twinkie on earth. As they join forces with Wichita (Emma Stone) and Little Rock (Abigail Breslin), who have also found unique ways to survive the zombie mayhem, they will have to determine which is worse: relying on each other or succumbing to the zombies.
Release date: Friday October 2, 2009 Genre: Documentary Running time: 120 min. Director: Michael Moore Studio: Overture Films, Alliance Films Screenplay: Rob Zombie Producer(s): Kathleen Glynn, Michael Moore Cast: Michael Moore Official Site:capitalismalovestory.com Rating:Not Yet Rated Available film art:Capitalism A Love Story movie posters
Synopsis “Capitalism: A Love Story” will explore the root causes of the global economic meltdown and take a comical look at the corporate and political shenanigans that culminated in what Moore described as “the biggest robbery in the history of this country” – the massive transfer of U.S. taxpayer money to private financial institutions.
But as the political winds shifted in the months before the election — and gusted after it – Moore subtly began reorienting his movie. Instead of foreign policy, the film’s focus now is more on the global financial crisis and the U.S. economy.
“Capitalism: A Love Story” will contain an end-of-the-empire tone, say those familiar with the project, and Moore no doubt hopes that this will give it a more general feel that will untether it from a specific political moment.
The reboot of Star Trek was like heaven to many and once it flew out of theaters, it was then that we waited for its debut on Blu-ray and boy is it making a debut! The Star Trek Limited Edition Replica Gift Set will cost a pretty penny but it is so worth it! Not only will you get the Star Trek movie in full blu-ray glory, but a U.S.S. Enterprise commemorative replica modeled directly from the digital effects files used in this Summer’s Star Trek movie. The details are perfection and made of solid metal, textured steel and pewter finishes – you won’t find a drop of plastic used to create this. This is an exclusive for Amazon.com and only 5000 of these ships will be available. The Star Trek Limited Edition Replica Gift Set will retail for $116.99 and will be released November 17th but it is available for pre-order now.
The 1939 classic “The Wizard of Oz” celebrated its 70th anniversary in 2009. In honor of the iconic film’s birthday, a 70th Anniversary “The Wizard of Oz: Ultimate Collectors Edition” will be released on Blu-ray DVD on September 29, 2009, a special concert will be held in New York City and the film will be available for free on the Internet for a limited time.p>Watch the Wizard of Oz online
The full-length classic will be available online without commercial interruption, on Saturday, October 3, 2009, beginning at 9:00 a.m. EST until 9:00 a.m. the next day. In order to watch “The Wizard of Oz” online, viewers will need the Microsoft Silverlight plugin. The hi-def restoration will also be available for free with Netflix compatible devices including Blu-ray DVD players, TiVo DVRs and on Microsoft’s XBox 360.
“The Wizard of Oz” Concert in Central Park
Netflix will also broadcast a “Wizard of Oz” concert from New York’s Central Park featuring actress and Grammy award-winning singer Jennifer Hudson and “Dancing With the Stars” champion Julianne Hough. The concert on September 28, 2009, will feature contemporary versions of the classics from “The Wizard of Oz.” After the concert, a screening of the restored “The Wizard of Oz” will be presented on a giant screen in the park.
“The Wizard of Oz: 70th Anniversary Ultimate Collectors Edition” Blu-ray
The two-disc Blu-ray DVD set goes on sale on September 29, 2009. The collectible limited-edition box set features a new sing-along track, commentary, outtakes and deleted scenes and six original trailers for the movie. The “Wizard of Oz” collectors edition will also include a 70th Anniversary collectible watch, a book titled “Behind the Curtain,” and replicas of the movie’s original budget and campaign book.