New in Theaters 1/29/10

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New in Theaters 1/29/10
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Fri, 01-29-2010 - 2:54pm

Finally!!


After Dark Horrorfest: Dread



Quaid, a student of philosophy, is obsessed by his own nightmare of an ax-murdering clown so he concocts a series of experiments to observe firsthand how other people react to the things that most horrify them. But while Quaid slowly unpeels the psyches of his imprisoned and tortured captives like a reeking onion, his own dread waits, just beyond his control.

Starring Jackson Rathbone, Shaun Evans, Hanne Steen, Laura Donnelly

Directed by Anthony DiBlasi

Running Time - 1:48
Genre -
Horror
Opened in Theaters - Friday, January 29th, 2010


R
strong bloody violence, disturbing sadistic content, graphic sexuality, nudity and language
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After Dark Horrorfest: Hidden (Skjult)



"Hidden" is the story about a young man, Kai Koss (aka KK,) who unwillingly returns to the small town he ran from 19 years ago. His cruel mother has recently died, and left him the house he grew up in. He means to leave as soon as he has made all the necessary arrangements, but with his heritage comes dark and deadly secrets, and KK soon finds himself tangled up in a series of event that seem beyond anyone's control. Not everyone in the small town is happy to see him back, and when a young couple out camping disappears, his troubles become overwhelming. The shadows of the past hover over him as he tries to tackle the present, and it turns out that he has spent the past two decades trying to forget. only to find that there are some things that you just can't run from.

Starring
Kristoffer Joner, Anders Danielsen Lie, Cecilie A. Mosli, Karin Park, Arthur Berning

Directed by Pål Øie

Running Time - 1:25
Genre - Horror
Opened in Theaters - Friday, January 29th, 2010


R
violence, disturbing images and language
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After Dark Horrorfest: Lake Mungo



Sixteen-year-old Alice Palmer drowns while swimming in the local reservoir. When her body is recovered and a verdict of accidental death returned, her grieving family buries her. Then, they begin to experience a series of strange and inexplicable events centered in and around their home. Profoundly unsettled, the Palmers seek the help of psychic and parapsychologist Ray Kemeney. He discovers that Alice led a double life. A series of clues leads the family to Lake Mungo where Alice's secret past emerges. Lake Mungo is a mystery, a thriller and a ghost story told in documentary form that illustrates how the dead can forever haunt the living.

Starring Talia Zucker, Rosie Traynor, David Pledger, Martin Sharpe, Steve Jodrell

Directed by Joel Anderson

Running Time - 1:27
Genre -
Horror
Opened in Theaters - Friday, January 29th, 2010


R
a scene of sexuality, and brief gruesome images
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After Dark Horrorfest: The Final



In the scenic and remote country of Rocky Branch, Tex., the Workley ranch house would become the infamous scene known internationally on the internet as "The Final."

Dane, an awkward student with a deadly vendetta and suicidal tendencies, leads a group of outcasts who plot to avenge the years of humiliation they faced by the popular students at Hohn High School. Employing ideas inspired both from their classes as well as from horror films they watched, the outcast turn the tables on the popular students who made sport of them.

After receiving a lake-house granted to him in his uncle's will, Dane and his friends, Jack, Ravi, Andy and Emily prepare for a single night that will leave their tormentors scarred for life -- physically and emotionally.

Starring Marc Donato, Jascha Washington, Whitney Hoy, Justin Arnold, Travis Tedford

Directed by Joey Stewart

Running Time - 1:32
Genre - Drama
Opened in Theaters - Friday, January 29th, 2010


R
sadistic violence and torture, language, sexual references, drug and alcohol use - all involving teens
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After Dark Horrorfest: The Graves



Two inseparable sisters, Megan and Abby Graves, are taking one last wild road trip before Megan has to start a new job. The journey includes a trip through remote Arizona in search of a kitchy roadside attraction. Instead, Megan and Abby happen on Skull City Mine, a weather-beaten, abandoned mine town converted into a self-guided tour. What seems like a fun day in the sun turns into a mind-bending fight for survival against menaces both human and supernatural.

Starring Clare Grant, Jillian Murray, Bill Moseley, Tony Todd, Randy Blythe

Directed by Brian Pulido

Running Time - 1:40
Genre -
Action/Adventure
Opened in Theaters - Friday, January 29th, 2010


R
strong bloody violence
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After Dark Horrorfest: The Reeds



In "The Reeds," a weekend boating trip through the Norfolk Broads becomes a terrifying, deadly ordeal for six 20-something year old friends as they lose their bearings in the vast reedy tidewaters. The hope of survival and chance of escape diminishes as mysterious forces assault the lost and terrified group.

Starring Scarlett Alice Johnson, Emma Catherwood, Geoff Bell, Will Mellor, Anna Brewster

Directed by Nick Cohen

Running Time - 1:25
Genre -
Horror
Opened in Theaters - Friday, January 29th, 2010


R
violence, language and some drug use
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After Dark Horrorfest: Zombies of Mass Destruction



In "ZMD," a conservative island community is under attack! Port Gamble, Washington is being overrun with braineaters, and the people seem powerless to stave them off.

A rag tag band of rebels led by Frida, an Iranian college student suspected of being an Iraqi terrorist, and Tom, a gay business man who has returned to town with his partner to come out to his mother, tries to turn the tide and push the invading hoards of undead back.

Starring Janette Armand, Doug Fahl, Cooper Hopkins, Bill Johns, Russell Hodgkinson

Directed by Kevin Hamedani

Running Time - 1:28
Genre - Comedy
Opened in Theaters - Friday, January 29th, 2010


R
strong bloody zombie violence and gore, language, sexual references and brief drug use
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Edge of Darkness



Thomas Craven (Mel Gibson) is a veteran homicide detective for the Boston Police Department and a single father. When his only child, twenty-four year old Emma (Bojana Novakovic), is murdered on the steps of his home, everyone assumes that he was the target.

But he soon suspects otherwise, and embarks on a mission to find out about his daughter's secret life and her killing. His investigation leads him into a dangerous looking-glass world of corporate cover-ups, government collusion and murder - and to shadowy government operative Darius Jedburgh (Ray Winstone), who has been sent in to clean up the evidence.

Craven's solitary search for answers about his daughter's death transforms into an odyssey of emotional discovery and redemption.

Starring Mel Gibson, Ray Winstone, Danny Huston, Shawn Roberts, Peter Hermann, Bojana Novakovic

Directed by Martin Campbell

Running Time - 1:48
Genre - Drama
Opened in Theaters - Friday, January 29th, 2010


R
strong bloody violence and language
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North Face (Nordwand)



Based on a true story, about a competition to climb the most dangerous rock face in the Alps. In 1936, Nazi propaganda urges German Alpinists to conquer the unclimbed north face of the Swiss massif, the Eiger, bringing two reluctant climbers, Toni Kurz and Andi Hinterstoisser, to begin their daring ascent and attempt to scale the infamous rock face, often called the Murder Wall.

While preparing themselves at the foot of the North Face, Toni and Andi unexpectedly run into Luise, the early love of Toni. Now a journalist, she has come with her boss Arau, a loyal Nazi, to report about the first ascent.

Toni begins the ascent of the North Face with Andi, closely followed by two Austrians Willy Angerer and Edi Rainer. All goes well at first as both rope teams make good headway but then the climbers lose their advantage over the mountain and the race against time and the forces of nature begins.

Starring Benno Fürmann, Florian Lukas, Johanna Wokalek, Georg Friedrich, Simon Schwarz

Directed by Philipp Stölzl

Running Time - 2:01
Genre -
Action/Adventure
Opened in Theaters - Friday, January 29th, 2010


Not Rated
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Preacher's Kid



Tired of being a preacher's daughter and longing to experience more of life, 20-something Angie King strikes out on her own for the very first time and joins a traveling gospel show. In this modern-day rendition of the fable of The Prodigal Son, she soon discovers life on the road is tough but fears going home with nothing to show for herself, or worse, to a father who no longer loves her.

Starring LeToya Luckett, Durrell "Tank" Babbs, Trey Songz, Clifton Powell, Gregory Alan Williams

Directed by Stan Foster

Running Time - 1:41
Genre -
Drama
Opened in Theaters - Friday, January 29th, 2010


PG-13
thematic material involving some sexual content, violence and brief drug use
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Saint John of Las Vegas



After a run of bad luck, John (Steve Buscemi), a compulsive gambler, runs away from Las Vegas and toward a normal job and life. Taking a nondescript position in an auto insurance company in Albuquerque, he tries to get ahead in the straight world, amid the ever-present temptations of scratch-off lotto tickets.

When his boss, Mr. Townsend (Peter Dinklage), asks John to accompany his top fraud debunker, Virgil (Romany Malco) on an investigation of a dubious car "accident" near Vegas, John sees an opportunity to get a promotion, though he’s concerned about returning to the gambling game. Before leaving he becomes involved with his eccentric co-worker Jill (Sarah Silverman), a dalliance that has the potential to become a real relationship.

Soon John is on the road with Virgil, where they encounter a series of offbeat characters, including a wheelchair-bound stripper (Emmanuelle Chriqui), a nude militant (Tim Blake Nelson), a park Ranger (Jesse Garcia), and a carnival human torch (John Cho). While Virgil is the supposed leader of the investigation, it’s John who begins to finally assert himself, pushing the case closer to a conclusion.

Through the journey, John’s confidence builds, and he realizes that he can’t escape his gambling addiction by running away from it—it will follow him wherever he goes. It’s only when he returns to Vegas and his experiences there finally send him on the path to breaking free.

Starring Steve Buscemi, Sarah Silverman, Romany Malco, Peter Dinklage, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Tim Blake Nelson, John Cho

Directed by Hue Rhodes

Running Time - 1:25
Genre -
Comedy
Opened in Theaters - Friday, January 29th, 2010


R
language and some nudity
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When in Rome



After stealing coins from an Italian fountain, a young American woman receives visits from numerous strangers who, having previously thrown coins into the fountain, are now in love with her.

Starring Kristen Bell, Josh Duhamel, Will Arnett, Danny DeVito, Dax Shepard, Jon Heder, Alexis Dziena, Kate Micucci, Anjelica Huston

Directed by Mark Steven Johnson

Running Time - 1:31
Genre -
Comedy
Opened in Theaters - Friday, January 29th, 2010


PG-13
some suggestive content
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Registered: 03-19-2003
Tue, 02-02-2010 - 5:50pm
Sounds cute! I'll put it on my Netflix list.



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Registered: 05-23-2006
Tue, 02-02-2010 - 5:42pm
I saw When in Rome this past weekend and it was totally adorable! Love Kristen Bell & Josh Duhamel together - they had great chemistry and there were some pretty good moments in it. It was a fun movie to watch and get away from the snowy weather we've been getting out here for an hour or so!
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Registered: 08-04-2003
Tue, 02-02-2010 - 5:41pm
When in Rome, when I need a light movie. It's been the biggest difference of opinion I've seen in a long time - Critics gave it a D+ and Yahoo Users gave it a B+ - what a difference.
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Carrie

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Registered: 03-19-2003
Fri, 01-29-2010 - 3:02pm
The only one I'm somewhat interested in is Edge of Darkness, but I'm a little leery of it. I hate it when I see ads and promos for a movie all the time.


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