New in Theaters - 11/13/09

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New in Theaters - 11/13/09
Fri, 11-13-2009 - 1:06pm

No, I didn't forget. It's been a busy morning. Here you go:


Dare



When a pompous actor tells good girl Alexa (Rossum) that she hasn't lived, she embarks on a bold journey that takes her to mysterious bad boy Johnny (Gilford). Envious, her shy best friend Ben (Springer) also dares to pursue Johnny, complicating Alexa's romance and pushing the boundaries among the three friends.

Starring Emmy Rossum, Zach Gilford, Ashley Springer, Rooney Mara, Ana Gasteyer

Directed by Adam Salky

Running Time - 1:40
Genre - Drama
Opened in Theaters - Friday, November 13th, 2009


R
sexual content, language and alcohol use - all involving teens


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The Messenger



With three months left in the service, Will has spent a good deal of time in army hospitals, healing scars from his time in Iraq. To make things worse, the girl he left behind (Jena Malone) has moved on with her life.

Ironically, his chance at a fresh start lies in working shoulder to shoulder with Tony (Woody Harrelson), a senior officer who teaches him the ropes of his new post with the Casualty Notification Office. Will, who narrowly escaped death, must now break the news about those who didn't.

Between assignments, these two soldiers form a unique bond that helps them in their struggle to get back to "normal" life, fully knowing nothing will ever really be normal again.

Will faces an ethical dilemma because he is drawn to one of the young widows, played by Samantha Morton.

Starring Ben Foster, Woody Harrelson, Samantha Morton, Jena Malone, Eamonn Walker

Directed by Oren Moverman

Running Time - 1:45
Genre -
Drama
Opened in Theaters - Friday, November 13th, 2009


R
language and some sexual content/nudity


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Pirate Radio



The irreverent yet fact-based tale of a seafaring band of rogue rock and roll deejays whose “pirate radio” captivated and inspired 1960s Britain. Playing the music that rocked a nation and a decade, the group boldly and hilariously defies the government that tries to shut them down.

Broadcasting live 24/7 from an old tanker anchored in the middle of the North Sea (just beyond British jurisdiction), Radio Rock sends out a vibrant and unifying signal to millions across the nation, ranging in age from wide-eyed pre-teens secretly tuning in long past their bedtimes to everyday people in need of a musical pick-me-up.

The Radio Rock roster, overseen by unflappable station owner (and ship’s captain) Quentin (Bill Nighy), includes a risk-prone American known only as The Count (Philip Seymour Hoffman); mystic deejay royalty Gavin (Rhys Ifans); slyly amorous Dave (Nick Frost); idiosyncratic New Zealander Angus (Rhys Darby); the rarely seen Bob (Ralph Brown); the aptly named Thick Kevin (Tom Brooke); lovelorn Simon (Chris O’Dowd); ladies’ magnet Mark (Tom Wisdom); shy Harold (Ike Hamilton); reporter News John (Will Adamsdale); and lesbian ship’s cook Felicity (Katherine Parkinson). One night in 1966, Quentin’s teenaged godson Carl (Tom Sturridge) comes aboard. While Carl harbors romantic aspirations that he hopes will be fulfilled during one of the biweekly visits by Radio Rock’s prettiest fans, he also hopes to find out more about his long-absent father…

As the ship sails on and rocks out, what Carl and the freewheeling, free-loving Radio Rock gang don’t know is that back in London, landlocked government minister Dormandy (Kenneth Branagh) has embarked on a vehement crusade to silence their signal -- permanently. To stay afloat and keep their devoted audience plugged in, the crew will have to band together and trust in the power of music like never before.

Starring Rhys Ifans, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Nick Frost, Bill Nighy, January Jones

Directed by Richard Curtis

Running Time - 2:09
Genre -
Comedy
Opened in Theaters - Friday, November 13th, 2009


R
language, and some sexual content including brief nudity


aka The Boat That Rocked


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Ten9Eight



In America, a kid drops out of high school every 9 seconds… Imagine if they didn't. This is the compelling question behind award-winning filmmaker Mary Mazzio's newest project Ten9Eight, a thought provoking film which tells the inspirational stories of several inner city teens (of differing race, religion, and ethnicity) from Harlem to Compton and all points in between, as they compete in an annual business plan competition run by the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE).

Directed by Mary Mazzio

Running Time - 1:25
Genre -
Documentary
Opened in Theaters - Friday, November 13th, 2009


Not Rated


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2012



Never before has a date in history been so significant to so many cultures, so many religions, scientists, and governments.

2012 is an epic adventure about a global cataclysm that brings an end to the world and tells of the heroic struggle of the survivors.

Starring John Cusack, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Amanda Peet, Oliver Platt, Thandie Newton, Danny Glover, Woody Harrelson

Directed by Roland Emmerich

Running Time - 2:38
Genre -
Action/Adventure
Opened in Theaters - Friday, November 13th, 2009


PG-13
intense disaster sequences and some language


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Uncertainty



Bobby Thompson and Kate Montero (Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Lynn Collins) are thrust into two alternate realities on the same steamy summer day in New York City. With the flip of a coin, the couple are sent in opposite directions – a delicate drama set in Brooklyn examines familial love, self-discovery, loss and the ordinary choices we make everyday, while Manhattan offers a vastly different tale of intrigue, suspense and murder on the streets of Chinatown.

Starring Lynn Collins, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Nelson Landrieu, Olivia Thirlby

Directed by Scott McGehee, David Siegel

Running Time - 1:45
Genre - Drama
Opened in Theaters - Friday, November 13th, 2009


Not Rated


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William Kunstler: Disturbing the Universe



In the 1960s and 70s, William Kunstler fought for civil rights with Martin Luther King Jr. and represented the famed "Chicago 8" activists who protested the Vietnam War. When the inmates took over Attica prison, or when the American Indian Movement stood up to the federal government at Wounded Knee, they asked Kunstler to be their lawyer.

To his daughters, it seemed that he was at the center of everything important that had ever happened. But when they were growing up, Kunstler represented some of the most reviled members of society, including rapists and assassins. This powerful film not only recounts the historic causes that Kunstler fought for; it also reveals a man that even his own daughters did not always understand, a man who risked public outrage and the safety of his family so that justice could serve all.

Starring William Kunstler, Herman Badillo, Dennis Banks, Harry Belafonte, Clyde Bellecourt

Directed by Emily Kunstler, Sarah Kunstler

Running Time - 1:25
Genre -
Documentary
Opened in Theaters - Friday, November 13th, 2009


Not Rated


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Women in Trouble



A comedy about a serpentine day in the life of 10 seemingly disparate women--including a porn star, a flight attendant, a psychiatrist, a masseuse, a bartender and a pair of call girls--all with one thing in common: trouble.

Starring Carla Gugino, Connie Britton, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Marley Shelton, Adrianne Palicki, Simon Baker, Josh Brolin, Garcelle Beauvais, Sarah Clarke, Cameron Richardson, Joseph Gordon-Levitt

Directed by Sebastian Gutierrez

Running Time - 1:32
Genre -
Comedy
Opened in Theaters - Friday, November 13th, 2009


R
sexual content including strong dialogue, and for language


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