New in Theaters - 4/16/10 - 4/22/10

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New in Theaters - 4/16/10 - 4/22/10
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Fri, 04-16-2010 - 8:41am

The City of Your Final Destination



A naive American grad student travels to Uruguay seeking authorization from the heirs of a suicidal novelist to write the latter's biography.

Starring Anthony Hopkins, Omar Metwally, Laura Linney, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Hiroyuki Sanada

Directed by James Ivory

Running Time - 1:54
Genre - Drama
Opened in Theaters - Friday, April 16th, 2010


PG-13
a brief sexual situation with partial nudity
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Death at a Funeral



A hilarious day in the life of an American family come together to put a beloved husband and father to rest.

As mourners gather at the family home, shocking revelations, festering resentments, ugly threats, blackmail and a misdirected corpse unleash lethal and riotous mayhem.

Starring Chris Rock, Regina Hall, Loretta Devine, Ron Glass, Danny Glover

Directed by Neil LaBute

Running Time - 1:30
Genre - Comedy
Opened in Theaters - Friday, April 16th, 2010


R
language, drug content and some sexual humor
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Exit Through the Gift Shop



An eccentric French shop keeper and amateur film maker attempts to locate and befriend Banksy, only to have the artist turn the camera back on its owner with spectacular results.

Billed as "the world's first street art disaster movie" the film contains exclusive footage of Banksy, Shephard Fairey, Invader and many of the world's most infamous graffiti artists at work.

Starring Shepard Fairy, Bansky

Running Time - 1:27
Genre -
Documentary
Opened in Theaters - Friday, April 16th, 2010


R
some language
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Handsome Harry



They call him “Handsome” Harry Sweeney (Jamey Sheridan). At 52, the Vietnam veteran has kept his rugged good looks. Everyone likes Harry, an electrician by trade who loves to sing—but for some reason he never lets anyone get too close.

One day, Harry gets a call from a former Navy buddy, Tom Kelly (Steve Buscemi), whom he hasn’t seen in some thirty years. On his deathbed and terrified of going to Hell, Kelly convinces Harry to seek forgiveness on his behalf from a comrade they betrayed long ago, David Kagan (Campbell Scott).

At first, Harry wants nothing to do with Kelly, Kagan or the remnants of his murky past. But guilt and memories have a mysterious grasp on Harry, and he finally relents, driving down the East Coast to call on his old comrades. One by one he confronts the rugged Rheems, (John Savage) the intellectual Porter, (Aidan Quinn) and the soft-spoken Gephardt, (Titus Welliver) about the long ago crime. Though they’ve all grown older, it is clear they are haunted by their past.

Starring Jamey Sheridan, Steve Buscemi, Mariann Mayberry, Aidan Quinn, John Savage

Directed by Bette Gordon

Running Time - 1:36
Genre -
Drama
Opened in Theaters - Friday, April 16th, 2010


Not Rated
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The Joneses



A seemingly perfect couple along with their equally perfect teenagers, move into an upscale gated community. The Joneses have better goods and game than any other family in town. The only problem is they're not a family -- they are employees of a stealth marketing organization, and they know how to make everyone else want what they've got.

Starring Amber Heard, Demi Moore, David Duchovny, Gary Cole, Glenne Headly

Directed by Derrick Borte

Running Time - 1:33
Genre -
Drama
Opened in Theaters - Friday, April 16th, 2010


R
language, some sexual content, teen drinking and drug use
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Kick-Ass



Average teenager Dave Lizewski, a comic-book fanboy, decides to take his obsession as inspiration to become a real-life superhero. As any good superhero would, he chooses a new name -- Kick-Ass -- assembles a suit and mask to wear, and gets to work fighting crime. There's only one problem standing in his way: Kick-Ass has absolutely no superpowers.

His life is forever changed as he inspires a subculture of copy cats, is hunted by assorted violent and unpleasant characters, and meets up with a pair of crazed vigilantes -- an 11-year-old sword-wielding dynamo, Hit Girl, and her father, Big Daddy.

Starring Aaron Johnson, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Mark Strong, Chloe Moretz, Nicolas Cage

Directed by Matthew Vaughn

Running Time - 1:57
Genre -
Action/Adventure
Opened in Theaters - Friday, April 16th, 2010


R
strong brutal violence throughout, pervasive language, sexual content, nudity and some drug use - some involving children
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Nobody's Perfect



One of the thousands of Germans born with deformities caused by the drug Thalidomide, filmmaker Niko van Glasow confronts his disability head-on in this extraordinary documentary, which follows his search for eleven other “Thalidomiders” willing to pose naked for a book of photos. With a darkly humorous touch, and no deference to political correctness, the film explores the sensitivities and feelings of the disabled in a way rarely seen on film.

Starring Fred Dove, Mat Fraser, Stefan Fricke, Sigrid Kwella, Andreas Meyer

Directed by Niko von Glasow

Running Time - 1:24
Genre -
Documentary
Opened in Theaters - Friday, April 16th, 2010


Not Rated
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The Perfect Game



Living amidst the gritty poverty of 1957 Monterrey, Mexico, a rag-tag group of boys from the other side of the tracks discovers the joy of sandlot baseball under the guidance of Cesar, an aspiring major league coach thwarted by discrimination.

Armed with the dream of playing a real Little League game, the young team members defy a total lack of resources, disapproving parents, and widespread prejudice to score their first Little League victory on U.S. soil and find themselves at the beginning of a once-in-a-lifetime journey.

Starring Clifton Collins Jr., Cheech Marin, Jansen Panettiere, Moises Arias, Jake T. Austin, Gabriel Morales, Emilie de Ravin, Lou Gossett Jr.

Directed by William Dear

Running Time - 1:58
Genre - Drama
Opened in Theaters - Friday, April 16th, 2010


PG
some thematic elements
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Pornography: A Thriller



Set in the world of gay adult entertainment, Pornography: A Thriller is a chilling nightmare told in three parts, centering on the mysterious disappearance of legendary "boy-next-door" porn star, Mark Anton, and the two men who become obsessed with finding out what happened to him.

The first story details the final days of Mark Anton in 1995. The second story concerns Michael, a present-day writer, whose obsessive investigation of Anton's disappearance begins to blur between reality and fantasy. In the last story, porn star turned director, Matt Stevens, channels a script of Anton's supposed demise and begins a seemingly cursed production. As it unfolds, the three stories, weave together a world begging to know…what is real?

Starring Matthew Montgomery, Pete Scherer, Jared Grey, Walter Delmar, Nick Salamone

Directed by David Kittredge

Running Time - 1:53
Genre -
Suspense/Thriller
Opened in Theaters - Friday, April 16th, 2010


Not Rated
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Oceans



Nearly three-quarters of the Earth's surface is covered by water and OCEANS boldly chronicles the mysteries that lie beneath.

Directors Jacques Perrin and Jacques Cluzaud dive deep into the very waters that sustain all of mankind—exploring the playful splendor and the harsh reality of the weird and wonderful creatures that live within. Featuring spectacular never-before-seen imagery captured by the latest underwater technologies, OCEANS offers an unprecedented look beneath the sea.

Starring Rie Miyazawa

Directed by Jacques Perrin, Jacques Cluzaud

Running Time - 1:43
Genre -
Documentary
Opening in Theaters - Thursday, April 22nd, 2010
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Sat, 04-17-2010 - 2:02pm

I won't be heading to the theater for any of these,
but I did add three of them to my Netflix queue:
the Joneses, KickA-- and Death at a Funeral.

We have a friend who really likes movies inspired
by comic books. I'm hoping he will drag dh to the
theater for KickA-- so I can give it a miss entirely.


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Registered: 04-06-2003
Sat, 04-17-2010 - 12:36am

I haven't heard of any of these and nothing catches my eye.

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Registered: 03-19-2003
Fri, 04-16-2010 - 11:56am
Handsome Harry does look interesting,


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Registered: 09-29-2003
Fri, 04-16-2010 - 11:30am

I've seen the British "Death at a Funeral" and it was hilarious. This just looks like a shot for shot remake, only with Americans instead? I don't think I'll bother!

Never heard of "Handsome Harry", but it sounds interesting!

I like David Duchovny, so MAYBE "The Joneses"....

But I haven't been out to a movie since "How to Train Your Dragon"!!! I'm behind...



 


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