New in Theaters - 6/26/09

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New in Theaters - 6/26/09
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Fri, 06-26-2009 - 6:29am

Chéri



A turn-of-the-century tale of an experienced French courtesan and her young lover.

Starring Michelle Pfeiffer, Kathy Bates, Rupert Friend, Felicity Jones, Frances Tomelty

Directed by Stephen Frears

Running Time - 1:40
Genre -
Romance
Opened in Theaters - Friday, June 26th, 2009


R
some sexual content and brief drug use


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The Hurt Locker



A portrait of the courage under fire of the military's unrecognized heroes: the technicians of a bomb squad who volunteer to challenge the odds and save lives in one of the world's most dangerous places.

Three members of the Army's elite Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) squad battle insurgents and each other as they search for and disarm a wave of roadside bombs on the streets of Baghdad-in order to try and make the city a safer place for Iraqis and Americans alike. Their mission is clear-protect and save-but it's anything but easy, as the margin of error when defusing a war-zone bomb is zero.

This thrilling and heart-pounding look at the effects of combat and danger on the human psyche is based on the first-hand observations of journalist and screenwriter Mark Boal, who was embedded with a special bomb unit in Iraq. These men spoke of explosions as putting you in "the hurt locker."

Starring Jeremy Renner, Anthony Mackie, Ralph Fiennes, Guy Pearce, Brian Geraghty

Directed by Kathryn Bigelow

Running Time - 2:10
Genre -
Action/Adventure
Opened in Theaters - Friday, June 26th, 2009


R
war violence and language


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Local Color



A successful artist looks back with loving memories on the summer of his defining year, 1974. A talented, but troubled eighteen year old art student befriends an elderly alcoholic genius painter who has turned his back on not only art, but life.

The two form, what appears to be at first a tenuous relationship. The kid wants to learn all the secrets the master has locked away inside his head and heart. Time has not been kind to the old master. His life appears pointless to him until the kid rekindles his interest in his work and ultimately gives him the will to live.

Together, they give one another a priceless gift. The kid learns to see the world through the master's eyes. And the master learns to see life through the eyes of innocence again.

Starring Armin Mueller-Stahl, Trevor Morgan, Ron Perlman, Ray Liotta, Samantha Mathis

Directed by George Gallo

Running Time - 1:47
Genre -
Drama
Opened in Theaters - Friday, June 26th, 2009


R
language


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My Sister's Keeper



After their daughter is stricken with leukemia, a couple conceives a younger sister who can provide a donor match, but the family is torn apart when, after years of medical procedures, the healthy younger sibling sues her parents for the right to decide how her body is used.

Starring Alec Baldwin, Cameron Diaz, Thomas Dekker, Abigail Breslin, Jason Patric, Joan Cusak

Directed by Nick Cassavetes

Running Time - 1:46
Genre -
Drama
Opened in Theaters - Friday, June 26th, 2009


PG-13
mature thematic content, some disturbing images, sensuality, language and brief teen drinking


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New York



A contemporary story of friendship set against the larger than life backdrop of a city often described as the center of the world. For most of us, larger events in the world are just headlines in the newspapers but these events can change our lives... forever.

"New York" is one such story of three young friends whose beautiful lives are turned upside down by larger events beyond their control.

Starring John Abraham, Katrina Kaif, Neil Nitin Mukesh, Irrfan Khan

Directed by Kabir Khan

Running Time - 1:48
Genre -
Action/Adventure
Opened in Theaters - Friday, June 26th, 2009


Not Rated


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Quiet Chaos (Caos calmo)



A Milan paybox executive helps his 10-year-old daughter come to terms with the death of her mother, his wife.

Starring Nanni Moretti, Valeria Golino, Alessandro Gassman, Isabella Ferrari, Silvio Orlando

Directed by Antonio Luigi Grimaldi

Running Time - 1:45
Genre -
Drama
Opened in Theaters - Friday, June 26th, 2009


Not Rated


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The Stoning of Soraya M.



"The Stoning of Soraya M" tells the story of what happened to Soraya a kind, spirited woman whose bad marriage leads her cruel, divorce-seeking husband to conspire against her, trumping up charges of infidelity, which carry an unimaginable penalty.

Moving through a minefield of scheming, lies and deceit, Soraya and Zahra will attempt to prove Soraya's innocence in a legal system stacked against her. But when all else fails, Zahra will risk everything to use the sole weapon she has left - the fearless, passionate voice that can share Soraya's story with a shocked world.

Starring Shohreh Aghdashloo, Mozhan Marnò, James Caviezel, Navid Negahban, Ali Pourtash, David Diaan

Directed by Cyrus Nowrasteh

Running Time - 1:56
Genre -
Drama
Opened in Theaters - Friday, June 26th, 2009


R
a disturbing sequence of cruel and brutal violence, and brief strong language


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Surveillance



An FBI agent encounters three would-be victims of a serial killer, all of whom have very different stories of their experiences.

Starring Julia Ormond, Bill Pullman, Pell James, Ryan Simpkins

Directed by Jennifer Lynch

Running Time - 1:38
Genre -
Drama
Opened in Theaters - Friday, June 26th, 2009


R
strong bloody violence, pervasive language, some drug use and a scene of aberrant sexuality


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Sat, 07-04-2009 - 12:17pm
I'll pass on all those unless I read some good reviews and view the trailers.






Carrie