New in Theaters - 8/21/09

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Thu, 08-20-2009 - 8:53pm

The Baader Meinhof Complex (Der Baader Meinhof Komplex)



Academy Award® Nominee


Germany in the 1970s: Murderous bomb attacks, the threat of terrorism and the fear of the enemy inside are rocking the very foundations of the still fragile German democracy. The radicalized children of the Nazi generation led by Andreas Baader, Ulrike Meinhof and Gudrun Ensslin are fighting a violent war against what they perceive as the new face of fascism: American imperialism supported by the German establishment, many of whom have a Nazi past. Their aim is to create a more human society but by employing inhuman means they not only spread terror and bloodshed, they also lose their own humanity. The man who understands them is also their hunter: the head of the German police force Horst Herold. And while he succeeds in his relentless pursuit of the young terrorists, he knows he's only dealing with the tip of the iceberg.

Starring Simon Licht, Alexandra Maria Lara, Bruno Ganz, Martina Gedeck, Moritz Bleibtreu

Directed by Uli Edel

Running Time - 2:30
Genre -
Drama
Opening in Theaters - Friday, August 21st, 2009


R
strong bloody violence, disturbing images, sexual content, graphic nudity and language


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Fifty Dead Men Walking



Inspired by the true story of Martin McGartland who was recruited by the British Special Branch to work inside the IRA. He moved up the ranks and saved well over 50 lives, yet ended up being hunted by both sides. He had to leave his young girlfriend and child behind for their own protection and is still on the run today.

Starring Ben Kingsley, Jim Sturgess, Kevin Zegers, Rose McGowan, Tom Collins

Directed by Kari Skogland

Running Time - 1:58
Genre -
Action/Adventure
Opening in Theaters - Friday, August 21st, 2009


R
strong brutal violence and torture, language and some sexuality


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Five Minutes of Heaven



Lurgan Northern Ireland, 1975. A low level civil war has been underway, with the IRA targeting British loyalists and the loyalist Ulster Volunteer Force exacting revenge on Catholics they claim are militant republicans. Alistair Little, 16 is the leader of a UVF cell, eager to be blooded. He and his gang are given the go ahead to kill a young Catholic man, James Griffin, as a reprisal and a warning to others.

When the hit is carried out, Joe Griffin - the 11-year old little brother of the target - watches in horror his brother is shot in the head.

Thirty years later Joe Griffin and Alistair are to meet, on camera, with a view to reconciliation. Alistair has served his sentence, and Peace may have been agreed in N. Ireland, but unbeknownst to the production team, Joe Griffin, is not coming on the program for a handshake but to stick a knife in his brother's killer - live on air.

Starring Liam Neeson, James Nesbitt, Anamaria Marinca, Niamh Cusack, Conor MacNeill

Directed by Oliver Hirschbiegel

Running Time - 1:30
Genre -
Drama
Opening in Theaters - Friday, August 21st, 2009


Not Rated


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Inglourious Basterds



"Inglourious Basterds" begins in German-occupied France, where Shosanna Dreyfus witnesses the execution of her family at the hand of Nazi Colonel Hans Landa. Shosanna narrowly escapes and flees to Paris, where she forges a new identity as the owner and operator of a cinema. Elsewhere in Europe, Lieutenant Aldo Raine organizes a group of Jewish soldiers to engage in targeted acts of retribution.

Known to their enemy as "The Basterds," Raine's squad joins German actress and undercover agent Bridget Von Hammersmark on a mission to take down the leaders of The Third Reich.

Fates converge under a cinema marquee, where Shosanna is poised to carry out a revenge plan of her own.

Starring Brad Pitt, Diane Kruger, Samuel L. Jackson, Cloris Leachman, Mike Myers, Samm Levine, Mélanie Laurent, Christoph Waltz, Daniel Brühl

Directed by Quentin Tarantino

Running Time - 2:32
Genre -
Action/Adventure
Opening in Theaters - Friday, August 21st, 2009


R
strong graphic violence, language and brief sexuality


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The Marc Pease Experience



Marc Pease, who is 10 years out of high school, still lives in the past when he was the star in the high school's musicals. During the course of one day, as his former teacher/mentor oversees the opening night of another show, Pease finally exorcises his demons and realizes there's more to life than Broadway artistry.

Starring Jason Schwartzman, Ben Stiller, Anna Kendrick, Jay Paulson, Ebon Moss-Bachrach

Directed by Todd Louiso

Running Time - 1:24
Genre -
Comedy
Opening in Theaters - Friday, August 21st, 2009


PG-13
brief sexual material


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My One and Only



The tires of a baby-blue '53 Cadillac Coupe de Ville convertible squeal down the New York street, and none of its occupants looks back.

The beautiful but mercurial Ann Devereaux has just left her philandering husband Dan Devereaux, a society bandleader, and taken to the road with her teenage sons, George and Robbie, in search of a wealthy replacement mate.

Although it's 1953, Ann is certain that her girlish charms will serve her as well as they did two decades earlier. But time has marched on since Ann's courting days, and it seems that the losers and playboys outnumber the eligible and willing bachelors.

Starring Renee Zellweger, Kevin Bacon, Logan Lerman, Chris Noth, Eric McCormack

Directed by Richard Loncraine

Running Time - 1:25
Genre -
Comedy
Opening in Theaters - Friday, August 21st, 2009


PG-13
sexual content and language


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Post Grad



Eternal optimist Ryden Malby (Alexis Bledel) has the most brutal of wake-up calls when she graduates from college and can't find a job, forcing her back home to live with her oddball family.

Frustrated and confused about how her life is supposed to turn out, she soon realizes that her longtime platonic best friend is the only one who makes everything in her crazy life make sense.

Starring Alexis Bledel, Zach Gilford, Bobby Coleman, Carol Burnett, Michael Keaton, Rodrigo Santoro

Directed by Vicky Jenson

Running Time - 1:29
Genre -
Comedy
Opening in Theaters - Friday, August 21st, 2009


PG-13
sexual situations and brief strong language


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Road to Fame (Casi divas)



"Road to Fame" centers on four ambitious young women from different corners of Mexico who are caught up in the frenzy that sweeps the country when a producer dreams up a nationwide talent search to cast the lead in his next big movie--even though the producer's on-again, off-again lover is expected to get the part.

Starring Patricia Llaca, Julio Bracho, Maya Zapata, Ana Layevska, Diana Garcia

Directed by Issa Lopez

Running Time - 1:47
Genre -
Drama
Opening in Theaters - Friday, August 21st, 2009


PG-13
mature sexual content, language and thematic material


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Shorts



"Shorts" is set in the suburb of Black Falls, where all the houses look the same and everyone works for BLACK BOX Unlimited Worldwide Industries Incorporated, whose Mr. Black's BLACK BOX is the ultimate communication and do-it-all gadget that's sweeping the nation.

Other than keeping his parents employed, however, Mr. Black's BLACK BOX has done nothing for 11-year-old Toe Thompson, who just wants to make a few friends.

But, then, a mysterious rainbow-colored rock falls from the sky, hits him in the head and changes everything. The Rainbow Rock does Mr. Black's BLACK BOX one better: it grants wishes to anyone who holds it.

Before long, wishes-gone-wrong have left the neighborhood swarming with tiny spaceships, crocodile armies, giant boogers--and outrageous magical mayhem around every corner. But, it's not until the grown-ups get their hands on the Rock that the trouble really starts. Now, Toe and his newfound friends must join forces to save their town from itself, discovering along the way that what you wish for is not always what you want.

Starring Jon Cryer, William H. Macy, Leslie Mann, James Spader, Jimmy Bennett

Directed by Robert Rodriguez

Running Time - 1:29
Genre -
Family
Opening in Theaters - Friday, August 21st, 2009


PG
mild action and some rude humor


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Sikandar



Sikandar Raza is a 14-year-old schoolboy in Kashmir. Ever since his parents were killed by militants 10 years back, he has lived with his aunt and uncle, in a small town in Kashmir. All Sikandar's desires revolve around the happiness of his foster parents, and getting the ball into the goal on the football field.

One day, on his way home from a school football match, Sikandar finds a gun lying on the path. Despite admonishments by his newly made school friend, the 14-year-old Nasreen, Sikandar picks up the gun, and thus begins a journey into the darker side of his nature.

The quiet yet strong Nasreen becomes Sikandar's conscience keeper. She tries to dissuade him from giving in to the lure of the gun. However, all is not what it seems. Sikandar gets embroiled further and further in situations beyond his control, and people get killed.

At first it seems that the happenings occurring alongside Sikandar's predicament are not connected. But, as layer upon layer unravels, it becomes clear that Sikandar is the innocent victim in a game being played out between the militants, the army, the peace bartering politicians and the religious heads of the little Kashmiri town.The pieces of the puzzle come together at the very end, leading to a shocking revelation.

Starring Parzun Dastur, Sanjay Suri, R Madhavan, Arunoday Singh, Ayesha Kapoor

Directed by Piyush Panchal

Running Time - 1:50
Genre -
Drama
Opening in Theaters - Friday, August 21st, 2009


Not Rated


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World's Greatest Dad



As the saying goes, be careful what you wish for. Lance Clayton discovers that what he covets most in life may not be what makes him happy, and being lonely is not necessarily the same as being alone.

Lance is a high school poetry teacher who dreams of becoming a rich and famous writer. A single father, he tries desperately to connect with his teenage son, Kyle, an insolent, hormone-raging smart-aleck who defies his dad at every turn. Lance exercises his own hormones with Claire, a painfully adorable art teacher who may have her eyes on a bigger prize.

After a freak accident, Lance suddenly faces both the worst tragedy of his life, and the greatest opportunity. Determined to make lemonade from life's lemons, Lance treads a path that could land him everything he's ever dreamed of, as long as he can live with the knowledge of how he got there.

Starring Robin Williams, Daryl Sabara, Alexie Gilmore, Tom Kenny, Geoffrey Pierson

Directed by Bobcat Goldthwait

Running Time - 1:38
Genre -
Drama
Opening in Theaters - Friday, August 21st, 2009


R
language, crude and sexual content, some drug use and disturbing images


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X Games 3D: The Movie



"X Games 3D: The Movie" captures the drama and spectacle that play out every year at the X Games events, highlighting the behind-the-scenes stories of the featured athletes and the sacrifices they make in pursuit of glory and the advancement of their sports on the biggest stage in action sports.

Starring Bob Burnquist, Ricky Carmichael, Kyle Loza, Travis Pastrana, Danny Way

Directed by Steve Lawrence

Running Time - 1:32
Genre -
Documentary
Opening in Theaters - Friday, August 21st, 2009


PG
extreme sports action and accidents


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Sat, 08-22-2009 - 11:56am
Good thing I have a lot of good books to read as nothing new in the theater appeals to me.






Carrie

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Registered: 03-19-2003
Sat, 08-22-2009 - 12:35pm
Yeah, nothing appealed to me, either this week. But there are still a few in theaters I'd like to try to catch and there are always books!


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