Release date: Friday November 19, 2010 Wide Genre: Thriller, Drama, Suspense Runtime: 2 hr. 2 min. Director: Paul Haggis Studio: LionsGate Entertainment Producer(s): Michael Nozik, Paul Haggis, Olivier Delbosc, Marc Missonnier Screenplay: Paul Haggis Cast: Russell Crowe, Elizabeth Banks, Liam Neeson, Brian Dennehy, RZA Official Site:thenextthreedaysmovie.com Rating:PG-13 For violence, drug material, language, some sexuality and thematic elements Available film art:The Next Three Days movie posters
Synopsis Life is perfect for John and Lara Brennan (Russell Crowe, Elizabeth Banks), until Lara is convicted of a murder she says she did not commit. Three years later, John is struggling with the demands of work and raising his son alone, and still trying to prove Lara’s innocence. After her final appeal is rejected, Lara becomes suicidal, forcing John to exercise the only option he has left: break her out of prison.
Release date: Friday December 17, 2010 Genre: Animation, Family Director: Eric Brevig Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures Producer(s): Karen Rosenfelt, Donald De Line Screenplay: Jeffrey Ventimilia, Joshua Sternin, Brad Copeland Cast: Dan Aykroyd, Justin Timberlake, Anna Faris, Tom Cavanagh, T.J. Miller, Andrew Daly Official Site:yogibear.warnerbros.com Rating:Not Yet Rated Available film art: Yogi Bear movie posters
Synopsis Hanna-Barbera’s beloved picnic-basket-stealing bear makes his big-screen debut in this live-action/animated mix children’s pic from director Eric Brevig (Journey to the Center of the Earth). Brad Copeland provides the screenplay, which centers around a documentary crew (headed by Anna Faris) as they delve into the goings-on of Jellystone Park, home to Yogi the Bear and Boo Boo (voiced by Dan Aykroyd and Justin Timberlake, respectively).
Release date: Friday November 5, 2010 Wide Genre: Animation, Comedy Director: Tom McGrath Studio: Paramount Pictures Producer(s): Denise Nolan Cascino, Lara Breay Screenplay: Alan J. Schoolcraft, Brent Simons Cast: Will Ferrell, Brad Pitt, Jonah Hill, Tina Fey Official Site:megamind.com Rating:PG-13 for action and some language by the MPAA. Available film art:Megamind movie posters
Synopsis Megamind (Will Ferrell) is the most brilliant supervillain the world has ever known. And the least successful. Over the years, he has tried to conquer Metro City in every imaginable way. Each attempt, a colossal failure thanks to the caped superhero known as Metro Man (Brad Pitt), an invincible hero, until the day Megamind actually kills him in the throes of one of his botched evil plans.
Suddenly, Megamind has no purpose. A supervillain without a superhero. He realizes that achieving his life’s ambition is the worst thing that ever happened to him. Megamind decides that the only way out of his rut is to create a new hero opponent called Titan (voiced by Jonah Hill), who promises to be bigger, better and stronger than Metro Man ever was. Pretty quickly Titan starts to think it’s much more fun to be a villain than a good guy. Except Titan doesn’t just want to rule the world, he wants to destroy it.
Now, Megamind must decide: can he defeat his own diabolical creation? Can the world’s smartest man make the smart decision for once? Can the evil genius become the unlikely hero of his own story?
Release date: Friday December 17, 2010 Wide Genre: Sci-Fi, Action, Fantasy Director: Joseph Kosinski Studio: Walt Disney Pictures Producer(s): Steven Lisberger, Sean Bailey, Jeffrey Silver Screenplay: Eddy Kitsis, Adam Horowitz Cast: Jeff Bridges, Garrett Hedlund, Olivia Wilde, Bruce Boxleitner, James Frain, Beau Garrett, Michael Sheen Official Site:disney.go.com/tron Rating:Not Yet Rated Available film art: Tron: Legacy movie posters
Synopsis The Master Control Program is booted back up in this revamped Tron continuation that sees the return of original star Jeff Bridges as Kevin Flynn, the brilliant computer programmer whose disappearance leads his son, Sam (Garrett Hedlund), to search for him in and out of the computer world. Original director and co-writer Steven Lisberger produces the new film, which is helmed by commercial director Joseph Kosinski. James Frain, Olivia Wilde, Beau Garrett, and Michael Sheen also star, with Bruce Boxleitner returning as Alan Bradley and Tron, the heroic protagonist of the original film.
Release date: Wednesday November 24, 2010 Wide Genre: Drama, Musical Running time: 1 hr. 40 min Director: Steven Antin Studio: Sony Pictures/Screen Gems Producer(s): Donald De Line Screenplay: Steven Antin Cast: Cher, Christina Aguilera, Eric Dane, Cam Gigandet, Julianne Hough, Peter Gallagher, Alan Cumming, Kristen Bell, Stanley Tucci Official Site:burlesque-movie.com Rating:PG Available film art:Burlesque movie posters
Synopsis A small-town girl ventures to Los Angeles and finds her place in a neo-burlesque club run by a former dancer.
Release date: Friday September 17, 2010 Wide Genre: Thriller, Drama, Suspense Running Time: 2 hr. 3 min. Director: Ben Affleck Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures Producer(s): Graham King, Basil Iwanyk Screenplay: Peter Craig, Ben Affleck, Aaron Stockard Cast: Ben Affleck, Rebecca Hall, Jon Hamm, Jeremy Renner, Blake Lively, Titus Welliver, Pete Postlethwaite, Chris Cooper Official Site:thetownmovie.warnerbros.com Rating:R for strong violence, pervasive language, some sexuality and drug use Available film art:The Town movie posters
Synopsis There are over 300 bank robberies in Boston every year. And a one-square-mile neighborhood in Boston, called Charlestown, has produced more bank and armored car robbers than anywhere in the U.S.
One of them is Doug MacRay (Ben Affleck), but he is not cut from the same cloth as his fellow thieves. Unlike them, Doug had a chance at success, a chance to escape following in his father’s criminal footsteps. Instead he became the leader of a crew of ruthless bank robbers, who pride themselves on taking what they want and getting out clean. The only family Doug has are his partners in crime, especially Jem (Jeremy Renner), who, despite his dangerous, hair-trigger temper, is the closest thing Doug ever had to a brother.
However, everything changed on the gang’s last job when Jem briefly took a hostage: bank manager Claire Keesey (Rebecca Hall). When they discover she lives in Charlestown, Jem gets nervous and wants to check out what she might have seen. Knowing what Jem is capable of, Doug takes charge. He seeks out Claire, who has no idea that their encounter is not by chance or that this charming stranger is one of the men who terrorized her only days before.
As his relationship with Claire deepens into a passionate romance, Doug wants out of this life and the town. But with the Feds, led by Agent Frawley (Jon Hamm), closing in and Jem questioning his loyalty, Doug realizes that getting out will not be easy and, worse, may put Claire in the line of fire. Any choices he once had have boiled down to one: betray his friends or lose the woman he loves.
Release date: Friday September 17, 2010 Genre: Horror Running Time: 1 hr. 20 min. Director: John Erick Dowdle Studio: Universal Pictures Producer(s): M. Night Shyamalan, Sam Mercer Screenplay: Brian Nelson Cast: Chris Messina, Logan Marshall-Green, Geoffrey Arend, Bojana Novakovic, Jenny O’Hara, Bokeem Woodbine, Jacob Vargas Official Site:universalpictures.com/devil Rating:PG-13 for violence and disturbing images, thematic material and some language including sexual references Available film art:Devil movie posters
Synopsis Five strangers in Philadelphia begin their day with the most commonplace of routines. They walk into an office tower and enter an elevator. As they convene into this single place, they are forced to share a confined space with strangers. Nobody acknowledges anybody else. They’ll only be together for a few moments. But what appears to be a random occurrence is anything but coincidental when the car becomes stuck. Fate has come calling. Today these strangers will have their secrets revealed, and face a reckoning for their transgressions. Slowly, methodically, their situation turns from one of mere annoyance to sheer helplessness and abject terror. Terrible things begin to happen to each of them, one by one, and suspicion shifts as to who among the five is making it all happen… until they learn the unspeakable truth: one of them is the Devil himself. As those on the outside try in vain to free them, the remaining passengers realize that the only way to survive is to confront the very wickedness that has led them to today.
Release date: Friday March 4, 2011 Wide Genre: Animation, Family, Comedy Director: Gore Verbinski Studio: Paramount Pictures Producer(s): Graham King, Gore Verbinski, John B. Carls Screenplay: John Logan Cast: Johnny Depp, Isla Fisher, Abigail Breslin, Alfred Molina, Bill Nighy, Harry Dean Stanton, Ray Winstone, Timothy Olyphant Official Site:rangomovie.com Rating:Not Yet Rated Available film art:Rango movie posters
Synopsis The story of a chameleon with an identity crisis.
Release date: Friday October 29, 2010 Wide Genre: Horror Director: Kevin Greutert Studio: LionsGate Entertainment Producer(s): Mark Burg, Oren Koules Screenplay: Marcus Dunstan, Patrick Melton Cast: Tobin Bell, Gina Holden, Costas Mandylor Official Site:saw3dmovie.com Rating:R for sequences of grisly bloody violence and torture, and language. Available film art:Saw 3D movie posters
Synopsis As a deadly battle rages over Jigsaw’s brutal legacy, a group of Jigsaw survivors gathers to seek the support of self-help guru and fellow survivor Bobby Dagen, a man whose own dark secrets unleash a new wave of terror… The first theatrical feature to be shot exclusively on the cutting-edge SI-3D digital camera system, SAW VII 3-D brings the horrifying games of Jigsaw to life like never before.
Release date: Friday November 12, 2010 Wide Genre: Action Director: Tony Scott Studio: 20th Century Fox Producer(s): Mimi Rogers, Julie Yorn, Tony Scott Screenplay: Mark Bomback Cast: Chris Pine, Denzel Washington, Rosario Dawson Official Site:unstoppable.com Rating:PG-13 for sequences of action and peril, and some language. Available film art:Unstoppable movie posters
Synopsis Denzel Washington and Star Trek’s Chris Pine star in this action thriller from director Tony Scott. The plot surrounds two locomotive operators who team up to stop a runaway train filled with explosives.