New Movie Releases: Friday, February 4, 2011
Opens 2,789 theaters
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for language, some violence and disturbing images.
Genres: Drama, Adventure, Epic, 3, Shot-In 3D
Synopsis: An intrepid team of explorers gets trapped in a complex underground cave system when a tropical storm makes it impossible to escape the same way they entered in this claustrophobic adventure drama from director Alister Grierson and executive producer James Cameron. Inspired by actual events, Sanctum tells the tale of Frank McGuire (Richard Roxburgh), a master diver intent on being the first to explore the Esa-ala cave system in the South Pacific. Shortly after Frank descends into the caves with a team that includes his teenage son, Josh (Rhys Wakefield), and expedition bankroller Carl Hurley (Ioan Gruffudd), a massive storm collapses the entrance to the system, forcing the adventurers to plunge deeper into the darkness in search of an alternate exit. With supplies quickly dwindling and water levels rapidly rising, Frank and his team surmise that their best hope for survival is to follow an underground river thought to empty into the ocean. But given that few explorers have ever even dared set foot in the Esa-ala system, no one quite knows for sure whether they’re racing toward freedom, or another dead end.
Cast: Richard Roxburgh, Rhys Wakefield, Ioan Gruffudd, Alice Parkinson, Dan Wylie; Director: Alister Grierson
Opens in 2,534 theaters
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for violence and menace, sexual content, some language and teen partying.
Genres: Thriller, Suspense, Teen
Synopsis: An emotionally unstable college freshman (Leighton Meester) grows obsessed with her unsuspecting roommate in Danish director Christian E. Christiansen’s English-language debut.
Cast: Leighton Meester, Minka Kelly, Cam Gigandet, Alyson Michalka, Danneel Harris; Directed by: Christian E. Christiansen
Waiting for Forever
Opens in two theaters
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for some violent content, brief language and thematic material.
Genres: Comedy, RomanceSynopsis: A lonely man devotes his life to being near his childhood friend, a failed Hollywood actress looking to start a new life while caring for her ailing father, in this romantic drama starring Tom Sturridge and Rachel Bilson. Growing up, Emma (Bilson) and Will (Sturridge) were inseparable. When Emma moved out to Hollywood she forgot about Will. But Will never forgot Emma; as far as he’s concerned, they’re just two soul mates separated by distance. These days, Will just drifts though life while trying to be as close to Emma as possible, earning enough money to stay well fed by performing on the streets. When Emma’s father falls ill, she turns her back on Hollywood and returns home to take care of him while reevaluating her hectic love life, rediscovering a kindred spirit in the process.
Cast: Rachel Bilson, Tom Sturridge, Nikki Blonsky, K.C. Clyde, Blythe Danner, Matthew Davis, Christel Edwards, Larry Filion; Directed by: James Keach