New in Theaters - 10/9/09

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New in Theaters - 10/9/09
Fri, 10-09-2009 - 8:56am


"Bronson" is based on the real life story of the infamous UK prisoner Michael Peterson (aka Charles Bronson), and charts the 34 years of prison life of Britain's most notorious, dangerous and charismatic criminal (30 of which have been spent in solitary confinement).

Bronson was initially sent to prison for a botched armed robbery in which no one was hurt, and who has since served up year after year of extended sentences that have been piled on in response to violent outbursts against fellow inmates and guards, motivated by an unceasing desire to become a celebrity super-star.

Over time, Bronson has made a name for himself as a world renowned, award winning artist and author, but still remains a "Category A" prisoner, meaning he is still in solitary confinement in Wakefield high-security prison.

Tom Hardy, Matt King, Terry Stone, Amanda Burton, Hugh Ross

Directed by Nicolas Winding Refn

Running Time - 1:33
Genre -
Opened in Theaters - Friday, October 9th, 2009

violent and disturbing content, graphic nudity, sexuality and language


Couples Retreat

Four Midwestern couples embark on a journey to a tropical island resort. While one of the couples is there to work on their marriage, the other three set out to jet ski, spa and enjoy some fun in the sun.

They soon discover that participation in the resort’s couples therapy is not optional. Suddenly, their group-rate vacation comes at a price. What follows is a hilarious look at real world problems faced by all couples.

Starring Vince Vaughn, Jason Bateman, Jon Favreau, Malin Akerman, Kristin Davis, Kristen Bell, Faizon Love, Kali Hawk, Jean Reno

Directed by Peter Billingsley

Running Time - 1:47
Genre -
Opened in Theaters - Friday, October 9th, 2009

some sexual material


An Education

The 1960s were a time of change. So is life when you are 16. That combination propels An Education, set in London in 1961, and makes it an unforgettable coming-of-age story.

Attractive, bright, 16-year-old Jenny is stifled by the tedium of adolescent routine; she can't wait for adult life to begin. One rainy day her suburban existence is upended by the arrival of a much older suitor, David. Urbane and witty, David instantly charms Jenny and introduces her to a glittering new world of classical concerts, art auctions, smoky bars, and late-night suppers with his attractive friends.

He replaces Jenny's traditional education with his own more-dangerous version. Just as the family's long-held dream of getting their brilliant daughter into Oxford has seemed within reach, Jenny is tempted by another kind of life.

Will David be the making of Jenny, or her undoing?

Starring Peter Sarsgaard, Carey Mulligan, Alfred Molina, Rosamund Pike, Dominic Cooper, Olivia Williams, Emma Thompson

Directed by Lone Scherfig

Running Time - 1:39
Genre -
Opened in Theaters


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Registered: 08-04-2003
Sun, 10-11-2009 - 1:52pm
Couples Retreat looks funny but I will wait for the DVD.


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Registered: 03-20-2001
Tue, 10-13-2009 - 11:59am
Couples retreat and visual effects with Dustin Hoffman,,,
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Registered: 05-23-2006
Tue, 10-13-2009 - 3:30pm

i wanted to watch couples retreat this past weekend but didn't get a chance. it does look funny, though - love vince vaughn!