New in Theaters - 10/16/09

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New in Theaters - 10/16/09
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Fri, 10-16-2009 - 9:40am

Black Dynamite



African-American action legend Black Dynamite goes after 'The Man' for killing his brother Jimmy, for pumping heroin into local orphanages and for flooding the ghetto with hopped-up malt liquor.

Starring Nicole Sullivan, Michael Jai White, Salli Richardson, Mykelti Williamson, Mike Starr

Directed by Scott Sanders

Running Time - 1:30
Genre - Action/Adventure
Opened in Theaters - Friday, October 16th, 2009


R
sexuality/nudity, language, some violence and drug content


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Food Beware



This eye-opening documentary follows an experiment in a small village in the mountains of France where the town's mayor has decided to make the school lunch menu organic, with much of the food grown locally. He argues that unless we act now to change industrial models of agricultural production that rely on petro-chemical fertilizers and insecticides, our children will be condemned to rapidly deteriorating health in the form of cancers, infertility and other illnesses linked to environmental factor.

Featuring interviews with children, parents, teachers, health care workers, farmers, elected officials, scientists and researchers, "Food Beware" takes a powerful look at the abuses of the food industry, the challenges and rewards of safe food production, and the practical solutions that everyone can take part in.

This remarkable story of one community's crusade to save their children's health is both food for thought and a blueprint for a growing revolution.

Starring Perico Légasse

Directed by Jean-Paul Jaud

Running Time - 1:52
Genre -
Documentary
Opened in Theaters - Friday, October 16th, 2009


Not Rated


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Law Abiding Citizen



Clyde Shelton is an upstanding family man whose wife and daughter are brutally murdered during a home invasion.

When the killers are caught, Nick Rice, a hotshot young Philadelphia prosecutor, is assigned to the case. Over his objections, Nick is forced by his boss to offer one of the suspects a light sentence in exchange for testifying against his accomplice.

Fast forward 10 years. The man who got away with murder is found dead and Clyde Shelton coolly admits his guilt. Then he issues a warning to Nick: Either fix the flawed justice system that failed his family, or key players in the trial will die.

Soon Shelton follows through on his threats, orchestrating from his jail cell a string of spectacularly diabolical assassinations that can be neither predicted nor prevented. Philadelphia is gripped with fear as Shelton's high-profile targets are slain one after another and the authorities are powerless to halt his reign of terror.

Only Nick can stop the killing, and to do so he must outwit this brilliant sociopath in a harrowing contest of wills in which even the smallest misstep means death. With his own family now in Shelton's crosshairs, Nick finds himself in a desperate race against time facing a deadly adversary who seems always to be one step ahead.

Starring Jamie Foxx, Gerard Butler, Michael Gambon, Leslie Bibb, Viola Davis

Directed by F. Gary Gray

Running Time - 1:48
Genre - Drama
Opened in Theaters - Friday, October 16th, 2009


R
strong bloody brutal violence and torture, a scene of rape, and pervasive language


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The Little Traitor (Ha'boged Hakatan)



Proffi Liebowitz is a militant yet sensitive boy who wants nothing more than for the occupying British to leave his land. He and his two friends spend most of their time plotting ways to terrorize and/or blow up the British until one evening, while he's out after curfew, Proffi is seized by Sergeant Dunlop.

Instead of arresting him, the British officer deposits Proffi back home, and soon the foes become friends. Proffi, who is estranged from his own father, begins to see Dunlop as a parental figure. Dunlop, lonely and poetic, loves the spirited boy and they find lots to talk about in their meetings, which Proffi must keep a secret.

When Proffi's friends follow him one day and see that he has been visiting the detested enemy, they report him to the town officials and Proffi is brought to "trial" for being a traitor. He is eventually found innocent but these experiences shape him for life -- especially the shock that he could have such genuine affection for the enemy.

Starring Alfred Molina, Ido Port, Rami Hoebreger, Gilya Stern, Theodore Bikel

Directed by Lynn Roth

Running Time - 1:29
Genre -
Drama
Opened in Theaters - Friday, October 16th, 2009


Not Rated


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The Ministers



A female NYPD detective, whose father was murdered 13 years ago by a group known as "The Ministers," learns that the group has begun to kill again.

After she is taken off the case, she unknowingly becomes romantically involved with a member of the dangerous group.

Starring John Leguizamo, Florencia Lozano, Diane Venora, Wanda De Jesus, Harvey Keitel

Directed by Franc. Reyes

Running Time - 1:30
Genre - Suspense/Thriller
Opened in Theaters - Friday, October 16th, 2009


R
violence and language


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New York, I Love You



In the city that never sleeps, love is always on the mind. Those passions come to life in "New York, I Love You" - a collaboration of storytelling from some of today's most imaginative filmmakers and featuring an all-star cast. Together they create a kaleidoscope of the spontaneous, surprising, electrifying human connections that pump the city's heartbeat. Sexy, funny, haunting and revealing encounters unfold beneath the Manhattan skyline. From Tribeca to Central Park to Brooklyn the story weaves a tale of love as diverse as the very fabric of New York itself.

Starring Shia LaBeouf, Natalie Portman, Orlando Bloom, James Caan, Chris Cooper, Maggie Q, Robin Wright Penn, Hayden Christensen, Christina Ricci, Andy Garcia, Julie Christie

Directed by Fatih Akin, Yvan Attal, Allen Hughes, Shunji Iwai, Jiang Wen

Running Time - 1:50
Genre - Drama
Opened in Theaters - Friday, October 16th, 2009


R
language and sexual content


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Opa!



On the magical Greek island of Patmos, the inhabitants have lived, danced, and laughed for thousands of years. But, with the arrival of a straight-laced, high-tech archaeologist, Eric everything could forever change.

Eric finds himself swept into a world of picture-postcard scenery and romance. That is, until his satellite-guided equipment reveals that his most important find may be buried under the taverna owned by the object of his affection -- the beautiful and uncompromising Katerina.

Will Eric toss away a lifetime of work -- and the hope of fulfilling his father's deepest wish -- for the love of a vivacious and independent woman? It will take her passion and his courage to find out where the real treasure is buried.

Starring Matthew Modine, Richard Griffiths, Agni Scott, Alki David, Panayota Aravantzi

Directed by Udayan Prasad

Running Time - 1:40
Genre - Comedy
Opened in Theaters - Friday, October 16th, 2009


PG-13
some nudity and brief strong language


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The Stepfather



A seemingly normal man wants the perfect family. When they don't measure up, he eliminates them and moves on to find his next perfect family.

Starring Dylan Walsh, Sela Ward, Penn Badgley, Christopher Meloni, Amber Heard, John Tenney

Directed by Nelson McCormick

Running Time - 1:41
Genre -
Horror
Opened in Theaters - Friday, October 16th, 2009


PG-13
intense sequences of violence, disturbing images, mature thematic material and brief sensuality


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Where the Wild Things Are



The adventures of a young boy named Max who, after being sent to bed for misbehaving, imagines that he sails away to where the wild things are. Max is loved by the wild creatures who make him their King, though he soon longs to be back home with his family.

Starring Catherine Keener, Max Records, Mark Ruffalo, Lauren Ambrose, James Gandolfini, Catherine O'Hara, Forest Whitaker

Directed by Spike Jonze

Running Time - 1:34
Genre -
Action/Adventure
Opened in Theaters - Friday, October 16th, 2009


PG
mild thematic elements, some adventure action and brief language


Also in the IMAX Experience


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Registered: 05-23-2006
Fri, 10-16-2009 - 12:08pm
I have been looking forward to Where the Wild Things Are forever!!! I'm so excited to see it - it looks so amazing.
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Registered: 03-19-2003
Fri, 10-16-2009 - 1:06pm
I agree! I really want to see this in a theater!


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Registered: 04-06-2003
Fri, 10-16-2009 - 2:26pm

I haven't heard of any of these except The Stepfather, which has been done a couple of times (one recently on DVD too), and Where the Wild Things Are, which I'll rent when it comes to DVD.


Jenn

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Registered: 08-08-2003
Sat, 10-17-2009 - 6:42am

I'll probably wait to rent Where the Wild Things Are.

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Registered: 08-04-2003
Thu, 10-29-2009 - 12:24am
Opa looks interesting. I'm going to watch the trailer.






Carrie