New in Theaters - 1/8/10

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Thu, 01-07-2010 - 9:10pm

Bitch Slap



Three bad girls (a down-and-out stripper, a drug-running killer and a corporate powerbroker) arrive at a remote desert hideaway to extort and steal $200 Million in diamonds from a ruthless underworld kingpin.

Things quickly spin out of control as allegiances change, truths are revealed, other criminals arrive for the score, the fate of the world hangs in the balance and they are forced to confront a villain much worse than they ever expected -- themselves.

It's the ultimate morality tale as, one by one, they realize the whole she-bang was a set-up and one of them may not even be human.

Starring Julia Voth, Erin Cummings, America Olivo, Michael Hurst, Ron Melendez

Directed by Rick Jacobson

Running Time - 1:44
Genre -
Action/Adventure
Opening in Theaters - Friday, January 8th, 2010


R
brutal violence, strong sexual content and language throughout, and brief drug use
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Crazy on the Outside



Tommy is fresh out of prison and ready for a second chance in life. Enter his loving sister Vicky, her cynical husband Ed and their family. Tommy moves in with them, and when it comes to explaining to Grandma Tommy's whereabouts for the last three years, the truth-challenged Vicky has the answer: He's been in France!

Starring Sigourney Weaver, Ray Liotta, J.K. Simmons, Tim Allen, Julie Bowen, Carrie-Anne Moss, Kelsey Grammer, Jeanne Tripplehorn

Directed by Tim Allen

Running Time - 1:36
Genre -
Comedy
Opening in Theaters - Friday, January 8th, 2010


PG-13
sexual content and language
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Daybreakers



The year is 2019. A mysterious plague has swept over the earth, transforming the majority of the world's population into vampires. Humans are now an endangered, second-class species – forced into hiding as they are hunted and farmed for vampire consumption to the brink of extinction.

It’s all up to Edward Dalton, a vampire researcher who refuses to feed on human blood, to perfect a blood substitute that might sustain vampires and spare the few remaining humans. But time and hope are running out – until Ed meets Audrey, a human survivor who leads him to a startling medical breakthrough.

Armed with knowledge that both humans and vampires will kill for, Ed must battle his own kind in a deadly struggle that will decide the fate of the human race.

Starring Ethan Hawke, Willem Dafoe, Sam Neill, Isabel Lucas, Jay Laga'aia

Directed by Michael Spierig, Peter Spierig

Running Time - 1:38
Genre -
Action/Adventure
Opening in Theaters - Friday, January 8th, 2010


R
strong bloody violence, language and brief nudity
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The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus



The story of Dr. Parnassus and his extraordinary ‘Imaginarium’, a travelling show where members of the audience get an irresistible opportunity to choose between light and joy or darkness and gloom.

Blessed with the extraordinary gift of guiding the imaginations of others, Doctor Parnassus is cursed with a dark secret. An inveterate gambler, thousands of years ago he made a bet with the devil, Mr. Nick, in which he won immortality. Centuries later, on meeting his one true love, Dr. Parnassus made another deal with the devil, trading his immortality for youth, on condition that when his daughter reached her 16th birthday, she would become the property of Mr Nick.

Valentina is now rapidly approaching this ‘coming of age’ milestone and Dr. Parnassus is desperate to protect her from her impending fate. Mr. Nick arrives to collect but, always keen to make a bet, renegotiates the wager. Now the winner of Valentina will be determined by whoever seduces the first five souls. Enlisting a series of wild, comical and compelling characters in his journey, Dr. Parnassus promises his daughter’s hand in marriage to the man that helps him win.

In this captivating, explosive and wonderfully imaginative race against time, Dr. Parnassus must fight to save his daughter in a never-ending landscape of surreal obstacles – and undo the mistakes of his past once and for all!

Starring Johnny Depp, Heath Ledger, Colin Farrell, Jude Law, Christopher Plummer, Lily Cole, Tom Waits

Directed by Terry Gilliam

Running Time - 2:02
Genre -
Action/Adventure
Opening in Theaters - Friday, January 8th, 2010


PG-13
violent images, some sensuality, language and smoking
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Leap Year



When their four-year anniversary passes without a marriage proposal, Anna (Amy Adams) decides to take matters into her own hands. Investing in an Irish tradition that allows women to propose to men on February 29th, Anna decides to follow her boyfriend Jeremy (Adam Scott) to Dublin and get down on one knee herself.

But airplanes, weather and fate leave Anna stranded on the other side of Ireland, and she must enlist the help of handsome and surly Declan (Matthew Goode) to get her across the country. As Anna and Declan bicker across the Emerald Isle, they discover that the road to love can take you to very unexpected places.

Starring Amy Adams, Matthew Goode, Kaitlin Olson, Adam Scott, Peter O'Meara

Directed by Anand Tucker

Running Time - 1:37
Genre -
Comedy
Opening in Theaters - Friday, January 8th, 2010


PG
sensuality and language
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Wonderful World



A bittersweet comedy about families, friends and a frivolous fight against corporate institutions, Matthew Broderick plays Ben Singer, a failed children's folk singer, a newly unemployed proofreader and an every-other-weekend dad to his young daughter (Jodelle Ferland), who prefers pretty much anything to listening to her dad's pessimistic ramblings.

Struggling in all aspects of his life, Ben's only comforts come from smoking marijuana alone and regular chess games with his smart and opinionated Senegalese roommate Ibou. When Ibou is suddenly struck ill and an insensitive municipal employee exacerbates the emergency situation, Ben pours his energy into a lawsuit against the city for depraved indifference. Ben’s life begins to turn around with the arrival of Ibou’s beautiful and sexy sister Khadi from Senegal, who moves into Ibou’s room in Ben’s apartment. As Ben suspects that it is his own cynicism corroding the beauty around him, he realizes that it’s all a matter of perspective.

Starring Matthew Broderick, Sanaa Lathan, Michael K. Williams, Jodelle Ferland, Philip Baker Hall

Directed by Joshua Goldin

Running Time - 1:35
Genre -
Drama
Opening in Theaters - Friday, January 8th, 2010


R
language, some drug use and sexual content
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Youth in Revolt



The story of Nick Twisp - a unique, but affable teen with a taste for the finer things in life like Sinatra and Fellini - who falls hopelessly in love with the beautiful, free-spirited Sheeni Saunders (Portia Doubleday) while on a family vacation.

But family, geography, and jealous ex-lovers conspire to keep these two apart. With Sheeni's encouragement, Nick abandons his dull, predictable life and develops a rebellious alter ego: Francois. With his ascot, his moustache, and his cigarette, Francois will stop at nothing to be with Sheeni, and leads Nick Twisp on a path of destruction with unpredictable and uproarious consequences.

Starring Michael Cera, Portia Doubleday, Steve Buscemi, Ray Liotta, Justin Long, Jean Smart, Ari Graynor, Fred Willard, Zach Galifianakis, Mary Kay Place

Directed by Miguel Arteta

Running Time - 1:30
Genre -
Comedy
Opening in Theaters - Friday, January 8th, 2010


R
sexual content, language and drug use
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Registered: 08-04-2003
Fri, 01-08-2010 - 11:20pm
I saw previews for Leap Year (looks really cute), Crazy on the Outside (could be really funny) and Wonderful World and was interested.
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Carrie

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Registered: 03-19-2003
Fri, 01-08-2010 - 8:10am
I might rent Daybreakers and The Imaginarium.... but nothing else really appeals to me.



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Registered: 04-06-2003
Fri, 01-08-2010 - 12:11am

I will probably rent Daybreakers but that's about it.

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Registered: 10-30-2003
Thu, 01-07-2010 - 10:35pm
Nothing really caught my eye.


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