New in Theaters - 7/24/09

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Thu, 07-23-2009 - 11:16pm

The Answer Man



Arlen Faber is the reclusive author of "Me and God," a book that has redefined spirituality for an entire generation and has been translated into more than 100 languages.

On the eve of the 20th anniversary of his still wildly popular book, Arlen is still sought after as the man who has all the answers. Arlen's life collides with Elizabeth, a single mom raising her seven-year-old son, and Kris, a young man fresh out of rehab who is searching for meaning. Both Elizabeth and Kris are hopeful that Arlen has the answers, but the truth is, he hasn't got a clue.

Starring Jeff Daniels, Lauren Graham, Lou Taylor Pucci, Max Antisell, Richard Barlow

Directed by John Hindman

Running Time - 1:35
Genre -
Comedy
Opening in Theaters - Friday, July 24th, 2009


R
language


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G-Force



A comedy adventure about the latest evolution of a covert government program to train animals to work in espionage. Armed with the latest high-tech spy equipment, these highly trained guinea pigs discover that the fate of the world is in their paws.

Tapped for the G-FORCE are guinea pigs Darwin (voice of Sam Rockwell), the squad leader determined to succeed at all costs; Blaster (voice of Tracy Morgan), an outrageous weapons expert with tons of attitude and a love for all things extreme; and Juarez (voice of Penelope Cruz), a sexy martial arts pro; plus the literal fly-on-the-wall reconnaissance expert, Mooch, and a star-nosed mole, Speckles (voice of Nicolas Cage), the computer and information specialist.

Starring Sam Rockwell, Nicolas Cage, Will Arnett, Zach Galifianakis, Kelli Garner, Steve Buscemi, Penélope Cruz, Bill Nighy

Directed by Hoyt Yeatman

Running Time - 1:30
Genre -
Animation
Opening in Theaters - Friday, July 24th, 2009


Also available in Disney Digital 3D


PG
some mild action and rude humor


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In the Loop



The US President and UK Prime Minister fancy a war. But, not everyone agrees that war is a good thing.

The US General Miller doesn't think so and neither does the British Secretary of State for International Development, Simon. But, after Simon accidentally backs military action on TV, he suddenly has a lot of friends in Washington, D.C. If Simon can get in with the right DC people, if his entourage of one can sleep with the right intern, and if they can both stop the Prime Minister's chief spin-doctor Malcolm Tucker rigging the vote at the UN, they can halt the war.

If they don't... well, they can always sack their Director of Communications Judy, who they never liked anyway and who's back home dealing with voters with blocked drains and a man who's angry about a collapsing wall.

Starring Peter Capaldi, Tom Hollander, Gina McKee, James Gandolfini, Mimi Kennedy, Anna Chlumsky

Directed by Armando Iannucci

Running Time - 1:46
Genre -
Comedy
Opening in Theaters - Friday, July 24th, 2009


Not Rated


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Orphan



The tragic loss of their unborn child has devastated Kate and John, taking a toll on both their marriage and Kate's fragile psyche as she is plagued by nightmares and haunted by demons from her past.

Struggling to regain some semblance of normalcy in their lives, the couple decides to adopt another child. At the local orphanage, both John and Kate find themselves strangely drawn to a young girl named Esther. Almost as soon as they welcome Esther into their home, however, an alarming series of events begins to unfold, leading Kate to believe that there's something wrong with Esther-this seemingly angelic little girl is not what she appears to be.

Concerned for the safety of her family, Kate tries to get John and others to see past Esther's sweet facade. But her warnings go unheeded until it may be too late--for everyone.

Starring Vera Farmiga, Peter Sarsgaard, Isabelle Fuhrman

Directed by Jaume Collet-Serra

Running Time - 2:03
Genre -
Drama
Opening in Theaters - Friday, July 24th, 2009


R
disturbing violent content, some sexuality and language


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Surviving Crooked Lake



A quartet of teenage girls embark on a canoe-and camping trip with a slightly older male guide in the endless wilderness of the Canadian Shield. His younger sister Steph -- who is desperately afraid of the water -- is one of the campers.

Once the group is underway, romantic tensions erupt and disaster strikes, forcing the girls to face a grueling and desperate trip back to civilization.

Starring Alysha Aubin, Candice Mausner, Morgan McCunn, Stephannie Richardson, Guy Yarkoni

Directed by Sascha Drews, Ezra Krybus

Running Time - 1:29
Genre -
Suspense/Thriller
Opening in Theaters - Friday, July 24th, 2009


PG-13
some disturbing bloody images, brief strong language, drug use and smoking


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The Ugly Truth



Abby Richter (Katherine Heigl) is a romantically challenged morning show producer whose search for Mr. Perfect has left her hopelessly single. She's in for a rude awakening when her bosses team her with Mike Chadway (Gerard Butler), a hardcore TV personality who promises to spill the ugly truth on what makes men and women tick.

Starring Gerard Butler, Katherine Heigl, Eric Winter, John Michael Higgins, Nick Searcy, Kevin Connolly, Cheryl Hines

Directed by Robert Luketic

Running Time - 1:36
Genre -
Comedy
Opening in Theaters - Friday, July 24th, 2009


R
sexual content and language


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Fri, 07-24-2009 - 12:41am

Answer Man looks interesting.

I wanted to see The Ugly Truth, but oddly, I think I can wait for the dollar theater or until I read a review by a real person. People Mag only gave it 2 stars.







Carrie

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Registered: 03-27-2003
Fri, 07-24-2009 - 2:26am
G-Force (I love Guinea pigs) and, possibly, The Ugly Truth.




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Carrie
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Registered: 03-19-2003
Fri, 07-24-2009 - 9:45am
Nothing looks all that good to me this week. I still want to get out and see Harry Potter and The Proposal. And Public Enemies.


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Fri, 07-24-2009 - 1:32pm
I don't see anything I am that interested in either.

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Fri, 07-24-2009 - 4:25pm
Naturally, I want to see


 


Mich

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Registered: 08-08-2003
Fri, 07-24-2009 - 5:27pm

I'm a Jeff Daniels fan so I want to see The Answer, probably wait for dvd.

Surviving Crooked Lake sounds good to me, reminds me of that Kevin Bacon movie, can't think of the name, where he's the river guide...

I must see Orphan, lol. I would love to see it in the theater at a matinee but I don't know anyone that would go with me. :( May have to go by myself unless one of you want to drive over. lol

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Registered: 05-15-2009
Fri, 07-24-2009 - 5:57pm

These look interesting.

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Sat, 07-25-2009 - 7:35pm

We saw G-Force on opening day and we liked it. I think I laughed more than the kids because many of the jokes went over their heads -eg. Hair Force One.

It would be a good movie to wait for the dvd though, because it's kind of light.


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Sandie

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Sat, 07-25-2009 - 8:20pm
Thanks for the review, Sandie.


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