Release date: Friday April 15, 2011 (Wide) Genre: Thriller Director: Duncan Jones Studio: Summit Entertainment Screenplay: Gabe Sachs, Jeff Judah, Jeff Kinney Producer(s): Jordan Wynn, Philippe Rousselet, Mark Gordon Cast:Jake Gyllenhaal, Michelle Monaghan, Vera Farmiga, Jeffrey Wright Official Site:enterthesourcecode.com Rating:PG-13 adult situations/language, violence Available film art:Source Code movie posters
Synopsis Jake Gyllenhaal headlines this sci-fi time travel thriller directed by Moon’s Duncan Jones from a script by Ben Ripley and Billy Ray. A bomb explodes on a Chicago train, derailing the locomotive and killing hundreds. In an attempt to identify the bomber and prevent another, larger attack on downtown Chicago, Captain Colter Stevens (Gyllenhaal) agrees to take part in a clandestine government experiment dubbed “Source Code,” which allows him to enter the body of a male passenger during the eight minutes before the man is killed. But during his first trip back, Captain Stevens fails to gather enough clues to prevent the second attack. With time quickly running out, Captain Stevens repeats the mission ad nauseam in a desperate race to head off one of the most deadly terrorist attacks ever to take place on American soil.
Release date: Friday March 25, 2011 (Wide) Genre: Family Director: David Bowers Studio: 20th Century Fox Screenplay: Gabe Sachs, Jeff Judah, Jeff Kinney Producer(s): Bradford Simpson, Nina Jacobson Cast: Zachary Gordon, Devon Bostick, Steve Zahn, Rachael Harris, Jake D. Smith Official Site:diaryofawimpykidmovie.com Rating:PG Available film art:Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules movie posters
Synopsis Astro Boy director David Bowers helms the follow-up film to 2010’s big-screen adaptation of Jeff Kinney’s acclaimed Diary of a Wimpy Kid comic novels in this Fox 2000 production. Zachary Gordon stars as the titular character, who takes on his bullish older brother, Rodrick, in the sequel penned by Gabe Sachs and Jeff Judah.
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