Release date: Friday July 25, 2008 Genre: Comedy Director: Adam McKay Studio: Columbia Pictures/Apatow Productions Producer(s): Jimmy Miller, Judd Apatow Screenplay: Will Ferrell, Adam McKay Cast: Will Ferrell, John C. Reilly, Mary Steenburgen, Adam Scott, Richard Jenkins, Andrea Savage, Kathryn Hahn Official Site:stepbrothers-movie.com Rating:R for for crude and sexual content, and pervasive language Available film art: Step Brothers movie posters
Synopsis Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly will play coddled guys who live with their respective single parents. Their folks fall in love and marry, making the guys stepbrothers. From the team that brought you “Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby” and “Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy.”
Eric Moro chats with director, Rob Cohen (Tomb of the Dragon Emperor).
The archeological dig is massive, but everyone is in good spirits. Alex O’Connell — son of Rick and Eve O’Connell (protagonists of The Mummy and The Mummy Returns) — is clearly in charge, complementing the camp chef on that day’s soup and commenting on his hopes for finding the entrance to the tomb of the Dragon Emperor. Suddenly, the call comes.
Alex and his team descend into a crypt lined wall-to-wall with ancient treasures, as well as the famed terracotta warriors. But maneuvering through the area is no simple feat. In fact, in a scene ripped straight out of an Indiana Jones film, one of the workers steps on a loose stone tile, which triggers a shot of acid directly to his face. Panicked, another worker takes off running… only to trigger a second trap. An ancient wall-mounted crossbow fires randomly into the tomb, killing several other workers. Alex is horrified; he races to try and save his team, but is stopped by a friend who reminds him that they knew the inherent risks involved with their work. The two soldier on…
A massive stone statue of the Emperor riding his chariot rests in the center of the chamber. Coming to the conclusion that this is a marker of some sort, Alex and his friend trigger a mechanism that lowers the O’Connell son underneath the statue to the final resting place of the Dragon Emperor. But before he can fully examine the remains, Alex is attacked by a masked assailant. The warrior is fast and fierce, knocking the gun out of Alex’s hand and bringing him to the ground before he knows what’s hit him. In the ensuing struggle, the warrior’s mask comes free revealing a beautiful Chinese woman with a scar across her check. From up above, Alex’s friend fires several shots toward the woman, scaring her off and saving the young O’Connell at the same time.
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Release date: Friday December 19, 2008 Genre: Drama/War/Action Director: Edward Zwick Producer(s): Clayton Frohman, Edward Zwick Studio: Paramount Vantage/Grosvenor Park Productions Screenplay:Clay Frohman Cast: Daniel Craig, Liev Schreiber, Jamie Bell, Alexa Davalos, Mark Feuerstein Official Site: Not Available Rating:R for violence and language Available film art:Defiance movie posters
Synopsis The film revolves around Jewish brothers (Craig, Schreiber and Bell) living in Nazi-occupied Poland who escape into the Belarussian forest where they join Russian resistance fighters in battling the Nazis. Throughout the war, they build a village inside the forest and save the lives of more than 1,200 Jews. Zwick’s screenplay is based on Nechama Tec’s book “Defiance: The Bielski Partisans.”
Release date: Friday September 12, 2008 Genre: Thriller/Drama/Crime Director: Jon Avnet Producer(s): Alexandra Milchan, Avi Lerner, Daniel M. Rosenberg, Jon Avnet, Lati Grobman, Randall Emmett, Rob Cowan Studio: Alliance Films/Overture Films Screenplay: Russell Gewirtz Cast: Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, Brian Dennehy, John Leguizamo, Carla Gugino, Dan Futterman, Donnie Wahlberg, Rob Dyrdek, Trilby Glover Official Site:righteouskill-themovie.com Rating:Not yet rated Available film art:Righteous Kill movie posters
Synopsis “Righteous Kill” features the second bigscreen pairing of De Niro and Pacino, who play two detectives searching for a serial killer.
Release date: Friday November 7, 2008 Genre: Family/Animation/Adventure/Fantasy/Comedy Director: Eric Darnell, Tom McGrath Producers: Mark Swift, Mirelle Soria Studio: DreamWorks Animation Screenplay: Peter Barsocchini Cast: Ben Stiller, Cedric the Entertainer, Chris Rock, Jada Pinkett Smith, David Schwimmer Official Site:madagascarmovie.com Rating:None Available film art:Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa movie posters
Synopsis All the loveable characters are back — Alex the lion, Marty the zebra, Melman the giraffe and Gloria the hippo, King Julien, Maurice and the penguins — in “Madagascar: The Crate Escape.” Left marooned on the distant shores of Madagascar, the New Yorkers have hatched a plan so crazy it just might work. With military precision, the penguins have repaired an old crashed plane — sort of. Once aloft, this unlikely crew stays airborne just long enough to make it to the wildest place of all — the vast plains of Africa itself — where our zoo-raised crew encounters species of their own kind for the very first time. While discovering their roots, they quickly realize the differences between the concrete jungle and the heart of Africa. Despite long-lost relatives, romantic rivals and scheming hunters, Africa seems like a “crack-a-lackin” great place…but is it better than their Central Park home?
Release date: Friday July 25, 2008 (Limited) Genre: Documentary/Drama Running time: 101 min. Director: Nanette Burstein Producers: Christopher Huddleston, Eli Gonda, Nanette Burstein Studio: Paramount Vantage Screenplay: Nanette Burstein Cast: Hannah Bailey, Megan Krizmanich, Jake Tusing, Colin Clemens, Mitch Reinholt Official Site:americanteenthemovie.com Rating:PG-13 for for some strong language, sexual material, some drinking and brief smoking–all involving teens Available film art:American Teen movie posters
Synopsis A documentary on seniors at a high school in a small Indiana town and their various cliques.
Release date: Friday August 8, 2008 Genre: Family/Animation/Comedy Running time: 89 min. Director: Ben Stassen Producers: Caroline Van Iseghem, Charlotte Clay Huggins, Gina Gallo, Mimi Maynard Studio: Seville Pictures/Summit Entertainment Screenplay: Domonic Paris Cast: Christopher Lloyd, Tim Curry, Philip Bolden, David Gore, Trevor Gagnon, Kelly Ripa Official Site:flymetothemoonthemovie.com Rating:None Available film art:Fly Me to the Moon movie posters
Synopsis In this groundbreaking 3-D animated adventure, three young flies set off on a courageous mission to become the first insects on the moon by hitching a ride on the historic Apollo 11 space flight. Based on the actual transcripts and the original blueprints from NASA, the film’s stunning visuals and meticulous attention to detail introduce a whole new generation to the awe-inspiring achievements of the space program’s most momentous mission.
Release date: July 11th, 2008 Genre: Drama Director: Jason Freeland Studio: Roadside Attractions Screenplay: Jason Freeland Cast: Tierra Abbott, Christopher Allport, Lisa Arturo, Erik Bragg, Candice A. Buenrostro Official Site:gardenpartymovie.com Rating:None Available film art:Garden Party movie posters
Synopsis Los Feliz, CA – On the sleazier side of Sunset, teenage beauty APRIL has humble ambitions. She’s searching for a way to get by without taking off her clothes-any more than she already has. But the going is tough.
SALLY ST. CLAIR is a realtor whose business has been built upon her sex appeal and secret past. Success has hardened Sally and rendered her disconnected, but it has given her a great eye for spotting lost souls in need of direction.
One such soul is her assistant, NATHAN, who has moved to Los Angeles from Nebraska in search of fame as a dancer. Lacking drive and confidence, Nathan finds himself making late night photocopies for Sally and her clients.
TODD is one of those prospective clients. A porn addicted artist in search of a way out of a sexless relationship and into an adventure, he’s happy to help Sally get revenge for some past indiscretions. In exchange, Sally helps Todd live out his fantasy.
Blazing his own path is SAMMY, a cunning, off the bus musician/street kid with his eyes on stardom. When Nathan meets SAMMY, Nathan sees a light at the end of the tunnel and maybe more than just a friend, while Sammy sees a much-needed roof over his head.
When a local erotic photographer introduces April to Nathan, the dominoes fall on a series of chance encounters. And after everyone has met just about everyone else, each comes away changed in the strangest of ways.
Release date: Friday September 12, 2008 Genre: Comedy Director: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen Studio: Alliance Films/Focus Features Producer(s): Eric Fellner, Ethan Coen, Joel Coen, Tim Bevan Screenplay: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen Cast: Brad Pitt, George Clooney, Tilda Swinton, John Malkovich, Frances McDormand Official Site:www.filminfocus.com Rating:G for for pervasive language, some sexual content and violence Available film art:Burn After Reading movie posters
Synopsis A dark spy-comedy from Academy Award winners Joel and Ethan Coen. An ousted CIA official’s (Academy Award nominee John Malkovich) memoir accidentally falls into the hands of two unwise gym employees intent on exploiting their find.Buy Burn After Reading movie posters here
Release date: To Be Announced 2008 Genre: Documentary Director: Neil Young Studio: Roadside Attractions Writer: Mike Cerre, Neil Young Cast: Steven Colbert, David Crosby, Graham Nash, Stephen Stills, Neil Young Official Site: Not Available Rating:R for for some language and brief war images Available film art:CSNY/Deja Vu movie posters
Synopsis The war in Iraq is the backdrop as the Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young “Freedom of Speech Tour” crisscrosses North America. Echoes of Vietnam-era anti-war sentiment abound as the band connects with today’s audiences.