Release date: November 2, 2012 (wide release) Runtime: hr. 36 min. Genre: Action, Adventure Director: RZA Studio: Universal Pictures Producer(s): Marc Abraham, Eric Newman, Eli Roth Screenplay: The RZA, Eli Roth Cast: Russell Crowe, RZA , Lucy Liu, Rick Yune, Jamie Chung, Dave Bautista, Byron Mann, Daniel Wu, Pam Grier Official Site:ironfists.com Rated:R For bloody violence, strong language, sexuality and drug use. Official movie art: The Man With the Iron Fists Movie Posters
Summary: In The Man With the Iron Fists, Russel Crowe and Lucy Liu lead a band of warriors in an epic battle where the prize is a fortune in gold.
Release date: Friday July 20, 2012 (Wide) Genre: Action Director: Christopher Nolan Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures Producer(s): Charles Roven, Emma Thomas, Christopher Nolan Screenplay: Christopher Nolan, David S. Goyer Cast: Christian Bale, Anne Hathaway, Tom Hardy, Gary Oldman, Michael Caine, Morgan Freeman, Marion Cotillard, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Liam Neeson Official Site:www.thedarkknightrises.com/ Rated:Not Yet Rated Available film art:The Dark Knight Rises movie posters
Synopsis Christian Nolan ends his epic trilogy with The Dark Knight Rises. In the final instalment, Christopher Bale repsises his role as Batman and matches wits with the deadly bane (Tom Hardy) and Catwoman (Anne Hathaway). Joseph Gordon-Levitt (500 Days of Summer, Inception, G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra, and 50/50 etc.) joins the cast.
Milla Jovovich reprises her role as Alice in the fourth Resident Evil film, Resident Evil: Afterlife. This is the first in the series to be shot in 3-D and it also marks the return of director Paul W.S. Anderson, who opted to just write and the second and third films.
Synopsis: In a world ravaged by a virus infection, turning its victims into the Undead, Alice (Milla Jovovich), continues on her journey to find survivors and lead them to safety. Her deadly battle with the Umbrella Corporation reaches new heights, but Alice gets some unexpected help from an old friend. A new lead that promises a safe haven from the Undead takes them to Los Angeles, but when they arrive the city is overrun by thousands of Undead – and Alice and her comrades are about to step into a deadly trap.
Cast: Milla Jovovich, Ali Larter, Wentworth Miller; Directed by: Paul W.S. Anderson
“Jon Hex” arrives in theaters this, Friday. The movie stars Josh Brolin, John Malkovich and Megan Fox.
Synopsis:: Jonah Hex (Josh Brolin) is a scarred drifter and bounty hunter of last resort, a tough and stoic gunslinger who can track down anyone…and anything. Having survived death, Jonah’s violent history is steeped in myth and legend, and has left him with one foot in the natural world and one on the “other side.” His only human connection is with Lila (Megan Fox), whose life in a brothel has left her with scars of her own. Jonah’s past is about to catch up with him when the U.S. military makes him an offer he can’t refuse: in exchange for his freedom from the warrants on his head, he must track down and stop the dangerous terrorist Quentin Turnbull (John Malkovich). But Turnbull, who is gathering an army and preparing to unleash Hell, is also Jonah’s oldest enemy and will stop at nothing until Jonah is dead. Based on the legendary character from the graphic novels, “Jonah Hex” is an epic adventure thriller about one man’s personal quest for redemption against the vast canvas of the battle between good and evil.
Release date: Friday April 30, 2010 Genre: Horror Director: Samuel Bayer Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures Screenplay: Wesley Strick, Eric Heisserer Producer(s): Michael Bay, Andrew Form, Brad Fuller Cast: Jackie Earle Haley, Kyle Gallner, Katie Cassidy, Rooney Mara, Kellan Lutz, Clancy Brown, Connie Britton Official Site:nightmareonelmstreet.com Rating:Not yet rated Available film art: A Nightmare on Elm Street movie posters
Synopsis Warner Bros.’ New Line Cinema has hired veteran screenwriter Wesley Strick to pen the relaunch of the “A Nightmare on Elm Street” series.
The original “Nightmare” was written and directed by Wes Craven and released in 1984. The new project will keep the high school setting and delve deeper in the psychology of nightmares and Freddy Krueger himself.
Release date: July 2nd, 2010 Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi Director: M. Night Shyamalan Studio: Paramount Pictures Screenplay: Christopher Nolan Producer(s): Emma Thomas Cast: Noah Ringer, Nicola Peltz, Jackson Rathbone, Dev Patel, Jessica Jade Andres, Aasif Mandvi, Shaun Toub, Cliff Curtis, Keong Sim Official Site:thelastairbendermovie.com Rating:Not yet rated Available film art:The Last Airbender movie posters
Synopsis Adaptation of Nickelodeon’s “Avatar: The Last Airbender” which follows the adventures of the successor to a long line of Avatars who must put aside his irresponsible ways and stop the Fire Nation from enslaving the Water, Earth and Air nations.
The studios have dropped “Avatar” from the title to avoid confusion with James Cameron’s “Avatar.”
Synopsis: When a decorated Marine goes missing overseas, his black-sheep younger brother cares for his wife and children at home—with consequences that will shake the foundation of the entire family. … When a decorated Marine goes missing overseas, his black-sheep younger brother cares for his wife and children at home—with consequences that will shake the foundation of the entire family.
BROTHERS tells the powerful story of two siblings, thirtysomething Captain Sam Cahill (Tobey Maguire) and younger brother Tommy Cahill (Jake Gyllenhaal), who are polar opposites. A Marine about to embark on his fourth tour of duty, Sam is a steadfast family man married to his high school sweetheart, the aptly named Grace (Natalie Portman), with whom he has two young daughters (Bailee Madison, Taylor Grace Geare). Tommy, his charismatic younger brother, is a drifter just out of jail who’s always gotten by on wit and charm. He slides easily into his role as family provocateur on his first night out of prison, at Sam’s farewell dinner with their parents, Elsie (Mare Winningham) and Hank Cahill (Sam Shepard), a retired Marine.
Shipped out to Afghanistan, Sam is presumed dead when his Black Hawk helicopter is shot down in the mountains. At home in suburbia, the Cahill family suddenly faces a shocking void, and Tommy tries to fill in for his brother by assuming newfound responsibility for himself, Grace, and the children.
But Sam is not dead; he and a fellow soldier have been captured by Taliban fighters. In Afghanistan’s harsh, remote Pamir Mountains, Sam is subjected to traumas that threaten to rob him of his very humanity. At the same time that Sam’s sense of self is being destroyed overseas, Tommy’s self-image is strengthening at home. And in the grief and strangeness of their new lives, Grace and Tommy are naturally drawn together. Their longstanding frostiness dissolves, but both are frightened and ashamed of the mutual attraction that has replaced it.
When Sam unexpectedly returns to the States, a nervous mood settles over the family. Sam, uncharacteristically withdrawn and volatile, grows suspicious of his brother and his wife. Their familiar roles now nearly reversed, Sam and Tommy end up facing the ultimate physical and mental challenge when they confront each other. In the shifting family dynamics, who will dominate? And how will the brothers come to terms with issues of love, loyalty, and manhood—and with the woman caught between them?
Lionsgate and Relativity Media proudly present the riveting family drama BROTHERS, directed by six-time Oscar® nominee Jim Sheridan (IN AMERICA, IN THE NAME OF THE FATHER), from a screenplay by David Benioff (THE KITE RUNNER, STAY, TROY), and starring Natalie Portman, Tobey Maguire, Jake Gyllenhaal, Sam Shepard, Mare Winningham, Bailee Madison, and Taylor Grace Geare. The producers are Ryan Kavanaugh, Joni Sighvatsson, and Michael De Luca. Executive producers are Tucker Tooley and Zach Schiff-Abrams, with co-executive producer Jeremiah Samuels. BROTHERS is based on the Danish film BRØDRE by Susanne Bier and Anders Thomas Jensen.
Cast: Natalie Portman, Tobey Maguire, Jake Gyllenhaal, Sam Shepard, Mare Winningham, Bailee Madison, Taylor Grace Geare; Directed by: Jim Sheridan
Up in the Air
Synopsis: After getting Oscar attention for JUNO, director Jason Reitman turns to this adaptation of Walter Kirn’s comic novel. Academy Award-winner George Clooney stars as Ryan Bingham, a businessman on the verge of reaching five million frequent flyer miles when his company decides to cut back on travel. But his goal isn’t the only thing just out of reach: he now won’t be able to see a fellow frequent traveler (THE DEPARTED’s Vera Farmiga) who has caught his eye.
Cast: George Clooney, Vera Farmiga, Anna Kendrick, Jason Bateman, Tamala Jones, Chris Lowell; Directed by: Jason Reitman
Kids on a family vacation must fight off an attack by knee-high alien invaders with world-destroying ambitions. At the same time, the youngsters work hard to keep their parents in the dark about the battle upstairs.
It’s the Pearsons versus the aliens who “came from upstairs,” in an all-out battle that will decide the fate of the Earth—and kick-off the ultimate summer vacation.
Cast: Ashley Tisdale, Robert Hoffman, Andy Richter, Doris Roberts; Directed By: John Schultz
The story of famous comedian (Adam Sandler) who has a near-death experience… and what he does with a second chance.
CAST: Adam Sandler, Seth Rogen, Leslie Mann, Eric Bana, Jonah Hill, Jason Schwartzman, RZA, Aubrey Plaza, Aziz Ansari, Andy Dick; DIRECTED BY: Judd Apatow; PRODUCER: Judd Apatow, Barry Mendel, Clayton Townse
Release date: Friday August 14, 2009 Genre: Sci-Fi, Adventure, Drama Director: Robert Schwentke Studio: Alliance Films Screenplay: Bruce Joel Rubin Producer(s): Dede Gardner, Nick Wechsler Cast: Rachel McAdams, Eric Bana, Arliss Howard, Ron Livingston, Jane McLean Official Site:thetimetravelerswifemovie.com Rating:PG-13 for thematic elements, brief disturbing images, nudity and sexuality Available film art: The Time Traveler’s Wife movie posters
Synopsis “The Time Traveler’s Wife” is based on the best-selling book about a love that transcends time. Clare (Rachel McAdams) has been in love with Henry (Eric Bana) her entire life. She believes they are destined to be together, even though she never knows when they will be separated: Henry is a time traveler—cursed with a rare genetic anomaly that causes him to live his life on a shifting timeline, skipping back and forth through his lifespan with no control. Despite the fact that Henry’s travels force them apart with no warning, Clare desperately tries to build a life with her one true love.
“The Time Traveler’s Wife” was directed by Robert Schwentke (“Flightplan”) from a screenplay by Academy Award® winner Bruce Joel Rubin (“Ghost”), based on the novel by Audrey Niffenegger. Nick Wechsler and Dede Gardner produced the film, with Brad Pitt, Richard Brener, Michele Weiss and Justis Greene serving as executive producers. The co-producer is Kristin Hahn.
Heading the film’s cast as Clare and Henry are Rachel McAdams (“Red Eye,” “The Notebook”) and Eric Bana (“Star Trek,” “Munich”). “The Time Traveler’s Wife” also stars Arliss Howard, Ron Livingston and Stephen Tobolowsky.
The behind-the-scenes creative team includes director of photography Florian Ballhaus (“Marley & Me”), production designer Jon Hutman (upcoming “My Sister’s Keeper”), Academy Award®-winning editor Thom Noble (“Witness”) and Academy Award®-nominated costume designer Julie Weiss (“Frida,” “12 Monkeys”). The music is by Mychael Danna (“Lakeview Terrace”).
Release date: Friday September 18, 2009 Genre: Comedy, Drama Director: Steven Soderbergh Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures Screenplay: Scott Z. Burns Producer(s): Gregory Jacobs, Howard Braunstein, Jennifer Fox, Kur Eichenwald Cast: Matt Damon, Scott Bakula, Joel McHale, Melanie Lynskey Official Site:theInformantmovie.com Rating:R for language Available film art: The Informant movie posters
Synopsis What was Mark Whitacre thinking? A rising star at agri-industry giant Archer Daniels Midland (ADM), Whitacre suddenly turns whistleblower. Even as he exposes his company’s multi-national price-fixing conspiracy to the FBI, Whitacre envisions himself being hailed as a hero of the common man and handed a promotion. But before all that can happen, the FBI needs evidence, so Whitacre eagerly agrees to wear a wire and carry a hidden tape recorder in his briefcase, imagining himself as a kind of de facto secret agent. Unfortunately for the FBI, their lead witness hasn’t been quite so forthcoming about helping himself to the corporate coffers. Whitacre’s ever-changing account frustrates the agents and threatens the case against ADM as it becomes almost impossible to decipher what is real and what is the product of Whitacre’s rambling imagination. Based on the true story of the highest-ranking corporate whistleblower in U.S. history.