New in Theaters - 10/30/09

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New in Theaters - 10/30/09
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Thu, 10-29-2009 - 10:28pm

Across the Hall



A quiet night takes a dangerous turn when Julian receives a frantic phone call from his best friend, Terry. Terry claims to have followed his unfaithful fiancée, June, to a seedy hotel on the other side of town. To make matters worse, he's staked out the room across the hall from her, a bottle of whiskey in one hand and a revolver in the other. Julian pleads with his friend to stay put while he rushes to avert disaster.

Starring Mike Vogel, Brittany Murphy, Danny Pino, Brad Greenquist, Arie Verveen

Directed by Alex Merkin

Genre - Suspense/Thriller
Opening in Select Theaters - Friday, October 30th, 2009; NY/LA-12/4/2009


R
language throughout


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Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day



The continuation of the saga of the MacManus brothers. The two have been in deep hiding with their father, Il Duce (Billy Connolly), in the quiet valleys of Ireland, far removed from their former vigilante lives.

When word comes that a beloved priest has been killed by sinister forces from deep within the mob, the brothers return to Boston to mount a violent and bloody crusade to bring justice to those responsible.

With a new partner in crime (Clifton Collins Jr., Star Trek) and a sexy FBI operative (Julie Benz, TV's "Dexter") hot on their trail...the Saints are back!

Starring
Sean Patrick Flanery, Norman Reedus, Billy Connolly, Julie Benz, Judd Nelson, Clifton Collins Jr., Peter Fonda

Directed by Troy Duffy

Running Time - 1:27
Genre - Action/Adventure
Opening in Theaters - Friday, October 30th, 2009


R
bloody violence, language and some nudity


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Gentlemen Broncos



Benjamin, home-schooled by his eccentric mother, is a loveable loner whose passion for writing leads him on an offbeat and hilarious journey as his story first gets ripped off by the legendary fantasy novelist Ronald Chevalier and then is adapted into a disastrous movie by the small town's most prolific homespun filmmaker.

Starring Michael Angarano, Jennifer Coolidge, Jemaine Clement, Sam Rockwell, Mike White

Directed by Jared Hess

Running Time - 1:29
Genre - Comedy
Opening in Theaters - Friday, October 30th, 2009


PG-13
some crude humor


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The House of the Devil



Sam is a pretty college sophomore, so desperate to earn some cash for a deposit on an apartment that she accepts a babysitting job even after she finds out there is no baby. Mr. and Mrs. Ulman are the older couple who lure Sam out to their creeky Victorian mansion deep in the woods, just in time for a total lunar eclipse.

Megan is Sam's best friend, who gives her a ride out to the house, and reluctantly leaves her there despite suspecting that something is amiss.

Victor at first seems like just a creepy guy lurking around the house, but quickly makes it clear that Sam will end this night in a bloody fight for her life.

Starring
Jocelin Donahue, Tom Noonan, Mary Woronov, Greta Gerwig, AJ Bowen

Directed by Ti West

Running Time - 1:33
Genre -
Horror
Opening in Theaters - Friday, October 30th, 2009


R
some bloody violence


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Labor Day



The 2008 Presidential Campaign was an extraordinary moment in U.S. history not only because of the race and gender of the candidates, but also because of the passions they inspired. Millions of Americans and hundreds of organizations became actively engaged in the democratic process of choosing the next president. LABOR DAY, by two time Oscar Nominee Glenn Silber, tells the inspiring story of how the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), the nation's fastest growing labor union with more than two million members, helped tip the balance in Barack Obama's favor, proving that when united, people can get the change they need. By revisiting the passion behind the 2008 Presidential campaign, LABOR DAY dramatically reveals what one union, thousands of activists, and a commitment to make change did to help turn Election Day into Labor Day.

Directed by Glenn Silber

Running Time - 1:26
Genre -
Documentary
Opening in Theaters - Friday, October 30th, 2009


Not Rated


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Looking for Palladin



Arrogant Hollywood talent agent, Josh Ross (David Moscow, is sent to Guatemala to find two-time Oscar winner actor Jack Palladin (Ben Gazzara). Although they’d never met, the search is emotionally complicated as the long-time retired star was once married to Josh’s late mother.

The young agent’s contempt for the ‘old’ actor mirrors his comedic distaste for the local community, whose help he desperately needs to find him. What Josh hopes will be a quick and lucrative deal turns into a soul-searching journey. The retired star and his estranged stepson must confront the past they had forsaken.

Starring Ben Gazzara, David Moscow, Talia Shire, Pedro Armendáriz Jr., Angélica Aragón

Directed by Andrzej Krakowski

Running Time - 1:55
Genre - Comedy
Opening in Theaters - Friday, October 30th, 2009


Not Rated


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Skin



Sandra Laing is a black child born in the 1950s South Africa to white Afrikaners, unaware of their black ancestry. Her parents are rural shopkeepers serving the local black community, who lovingly bring her up as their ‘white' little girl. But at the age of ten, Sandra is driven out of white society.

The film follows Sandra's thirty-year journey from rejection to acceptance, betrayal to reconciliation, as she struggles to define her place in a changing world - and triumphs against all odds.

Starring Zoea Alberts, Nomathamsanga Baleka, Graeme Bloch, Ruaan Bok, Ben Botha

Directed by Anthony Fabian

Running Time - 1:47
Genre -
Drama
Opening in Theaters - Friday, October 30th, 2009


PG-13
thematic material some violence and sexuality


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Sat, 10-31-2009 - 2:06pm
Wow, I've not heard of any of those, but Skin sounds like it might be worth seeing.






Carrie

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Registered: 03-19-2003
Sun, 11-01-2009 - 8:20am
I agree. Skin looks interesting and Looking for Paladin looks like it might be worth renting anyway.


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