February 6, 2009
“He’s Just Not That Into You”
Stars include Drew Barrymore, Jennifer Anniston, Jennifer Connelly, Kevin Connolly, and Bradley Cooper. It is directed by Ken Kwapis. This movie is centered on Baltimore individuals and the challenges of reading or misreading human behavior. We have a woman stuck in a tired marriage; a man pinning after a woman, who is having an affair with someone else; a woman obsessed with a man, who tries to set up accidental meetings with him; and a woman, who is totally confused by the whole dating scene. This New Line Cinema comedy/romance is rated PG-13.
Stars include Sam Huntington, Chris Marquette, Dan Fogler, Kristen Bell, Carrie Fisher, and Billy Dee Williams. It is directed by Kyle Newman. In 1998, Star Wars fanboys across the globe wait for the release of Episode I. But for Eric, Linus, Hutch, and Windows, the term “fanboy” is more than a title; it’s a badge of honor. Thus, these former high school friends reunite to travel West across the country to visit the George Lucas’ Skywalker Ranch to break in, steal the film, and stake their claim as the first fanboys in history to watch it. The Weinstein Company action/adventure film is rated PG-13.
“The Pink Panther 2”
Stars include Steve Martin, John Cleese, Jean Reno, Andy Garcia, Jeremy Irons, and Lily Tomlin. It is directed by Harald Zwart. Clouseau is sent away on holiday by Chief Inspector Charles Dreyfus. As soon as he leaves France, the Pink Panther diamond is stolen. With a team composed of Inspector Pepperidge, from Great Britain; Vincenzo, a wealthy businessman from Italy; Kenji, an electronics specialist from Japan; and Sonia, a feisty researcher from India, Clouseau has to solve the case of the Pink Panther diamond, identify the robber known as “the Tornado”, and solve the theft of the Magna Carta. This Sony Pictures film is rated PG.
Stars include Chris Evans, Dakota Fanning, Camilla Belle, and Djimon Hounsou. It is directed by Paul McGuigan. In a world of psychic espionage, artificially enhanced paranormal operatives have the ability to move objects with their minds, see the future, create new realities, and kill without ever touching their victims. This Summit Entertainment action/thriller is rated PG-13.
Stars include Keenan Ivory Wayans, Shawn Wayans, Marlon Wayans, Damon Wayans, Jr., and David Alan Grier. It is directed by Damien Dante Wayans. This movie is a spoof of recent musical and dance films, that include “Save the Last Dance,” “Hairspray,” and “High School Musical.” This Paramount action/comedy is Not Yet Rated.
Stars include Dakota Fanning, Ian McShane, Ian McShane, Teri Hatcher, Keith David, and Jennifer Saunders. It is directed by Henry Selick. Here, a young girl walks through a secret door in her new home and discovers an alternate version of her life. On the surface, this alternate version is eerily similar to her real life but much better. Unfortunately, when her adventure turns dangerous, and her counterfeit parents try to keep her forever, Coraline rely on her resourcefulness, determination, and bravery to get back to her real home. This Laika Entertainment lamination/family/fantasy is rated PG.
Stars include Corbin Bleu, Penelope Ann Miller, and Madison Pettis. It is directed by William Dear. This movie centers around Cale, who is determined to win a coveted spot on the Grand National racing team without compromising his devotion to his friends and family. This Samuel Goldwyn drama/teen/sports film is rated PG.
February 13, 2009
“Confessions of a Shopaholic”
Stars include Isla Fisher, Hugh Dancy, Krysten Ritter, Joan Cusack, Lynn Redgrave, and John Goodman. It is directed by P. J. Hogan. In the glamorous world of New York City, Rebecca Bloomwood is a fun-loving girl who is really good at shopping. Perhaps, too good. She dreams of working for her favorite fashion magazine, but can’t quite get her foot in the door, that is, until she finally lands a job as an advice columnist for a financial magazine published by the same company. Thus, the adventure begins. This Touchstone Pictures drama/adaptation/comedy is rated PG.
“Friday the 13th”
Stars include Jared Padalecki, Odette Yustman, Derek Mears, and Amanda Righetti. It is directed by Marcus Nispel. Assuming that her son died at a summer camp, a mother starts murdering the camp employees. After her death, her son returns to continue her bloody work. This New Line Cinema horror/remake is Not Yet Rated.
Stars include Clive Owen, Naomi Watts, Armin Mueller-Stahl, and Jack McGee. It is directed by Tom Tykwer. Interpol Agent Louis Salinger and Manhattan Assistant District Attorney Eleanor Whitman try to bring to justice one of the worlds most powerful banks. Uncovering illegal activities including money laundering, arms trading, and the destabilization of governments, Salinger and Whitman’s investigation takes them from Berlin to Milan to New York and to Istanbul. This Columbia thriller/action/drama is rated R.
Stars include Joaquin Phoenix, Gwyneth Pattrow, Vinessa Shaw, and Isabella Rosselini. This film centers on a depressed, Brooklyn man who is torn between a family friend, that his parents want him to marry, and the beautiful but volatile neighbor that he falls madly in love with. This 2929 Productions drama/romance is Not Yet Rated.
February 20, 2009
“Youth In Revolt”
Stars include Michael Cera, Steve Buscemi, Ray Liotta, Jean Smart, and M. Emmet Walsh. It is directed by Gustin Nash. This is about the wild adventures of 16-year-old Nick Twisp, who meets the girl of his dreams, Sheeni Saunders, while vacationing with his family. In order to be with this girl, he has to deal with her ex-boyfriend, Trent, and his ignorant, divorced parents. This Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Incorporated comedy/teen film is Not Yet Rated.
Stars include Nicholas D’Agosto, Eric Christian Olsen, Sarah Roemer, and Molly Sims. It is directed by Will Gluck. Nick Brady and Shawn Colfax, popular high school students, take part in a two-week stint at a Cheerleaders’ Camp. This seems to be the perfect opportunity to score tons of meaningless romantic liaisons with lonely girls but their plan backfires when Shawn falls in love with Carly. This Screen Gems comedy/teen film is Not Yet Rated.
Stars include Zach Cregger, Trevor Moore, Raquel Alessi, and Molly Stranton. It is directed by Zach Cregger and Trevor Moore. A young man awakens from a four-year coma to find out that his once virginal high-school sweetheart is now a centerfold in one of the world’s most famous men’s magazines. This, he and his sex-crazed best friend take a cross- country road trip to crash a party at the magazine’s legendary mansion headquarters and win back his girl. This Fox Atomic comedy is rated R.
Stars include Bard Owe, Espen Skjonberg, Ghita Norby, and Bjorn Floberg. It is directed by Bent Hamer. Since Horten was forced to retire after 40 years of traveling a very stable rail, suddenly, the platform does not feel like a safe place anymore. This Sony Classics comedy/drama is rated PG-13.
“Tyler Perry’s Madea Goes to Jail”
Stars include Tyler Perry, Keshia Knight Pulliam, Derek Luke, David Mann, and Sofia Vergara. It is directed by Tyler Perry. Grandma Madea lands in jail, where she meets a variety of mixed-up characters. This Lionsgate comedy/family is Not Yet Rated.
February 27, 2009
Stars include Beyonce Knowles, Ali Larter, and Idris Elba. It is directed by Steve Shill. This movie is about an asset manager who has a knockout wife and thriving career, which is until a temporary office worker begins to staking him. This Sony Screen Gems thriller/suspense is Not Yet Rated.
“Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li”
Stars include Kristin Kreuk, Neal McDonough, Chris Klein, Michael Clarke, and Taboo. It is directed by Andrzej Bartkowiak. This is the second live-action film that is based on the Street Fighter series of video games. This 20th Century Fox film is rated Not Yet Rated.
“Jonas Brothers: The 3D Concert Experience”
Stars include Joseph Jonas, Nicholas Jonas, Kevin Jonas II, Demi Lovato, and Taylor Swift. It is directed by Bruce Hendricks. This is a 3-D concert film of the 2008 Jonas Brothers “Burning Up” concert tour, as well as a documentary on the lives of the three talented brothers. This Walt Disney Pictures documentary is rated G.