New Movie Releases: October 23, 2009
These are the movie opening in wide release this, Friday: Amelia, Astro Boy, Cirque Du Freak: The Vampire’s Assistant, and Saw VI.
Synopsis: A look at the life of legendary American pilot Amelia Earhart, who disappeared while flying over the Pacific Ocean in 1937 in an attempt to make a flight around the world.
Hilary Swank, Ewan McGregor, Mia Wasikowska, Richard Gere, Christopher Eccleston; Director:
Synosis: Set in futuristic Metro City, “Astro Boy” is about a young robot with incredible powers created by a brilliant scientist. Powered by positive “blue” energy, “Astro Boy” is endowed with super strength, x-ray vision, unbelievable speed and the ability to fly. Embarking on a journey in search of acceptance, Astro Boy learns the joys and emotions of being human, and gains the strength to embrace his destiny. Ultimately learning his friends and family are in danger, “Astro Boy” marshals his awesome super powers and returns to Metro City in a valiant effort to save everything he cares about and to understand what it takes to be a hero.
Cast: Kristen Bell, Nicolas Cage, Bill Nighy, Freddie Highmore, Donald Sutherland, Eugene Levy, Matt Lucas, Nathan Lane, Madeline Carroll, Sterling Beaumon; Directed by: David Bowers
Cirque Du Freak: The Vampire’s Assistant
Synopsis: “The Vampire’s Assistant” follows the life (and nonlife) of Darren (Chris Massoglia), a typically lonely and maladjusted teen hero. When a peculiar circus comes to town, he and best friend Steven (Josh Hutcherson) take in the freak show. But they become fascinated with the vampire magician, Larten Crepsley (John C. Reilly), and before long, both boys will become bloodsuckers themselves.
Cast: John C. Reilly, Ken Watanabe, Chris Massoglia, Josh Hutcherson, Patrick Fugit, Ray Stevenson, Michael Cerveris, Frankie Faison, Jane Krakowski, Orlando Jones, Kristen Schaal, Salma Hayek, Willem Dafoe; Directed By: Paul Weitz
The makers of the Saw films continue to make Rube Goldberg roll over in his grave with this sixth film in the series. SAW VI finds Detective Hoffman (Costas Mandylor) the target of a FBI investigation, but that won’t stop him from continuing the murderous mayhem started by Jigsaw.
Cast: Tobin Bell, Shawnee Smith, Tanedra Howard; Directed by: Kevin Greutert