May 31, 2008

The Ruins

Director Carter B. Smith Genre-Type Horror, Natural Horror, Jungle Film

Based on the nowel by A Simple Plan author Scott Smith, director Carter B. Smith.s Yucatan.set thriller follovvs 4 American tourists as they unvvisely wenture off t.he beaten path vvhile wacationing in Cancun. VVhen a friendly German tourist implores t.he Americans to help search t.he jungle for his missing brother, t.he group become.s hopelessly trapped in a nightmare scenario that seems too strange to be true. Jonathan Tucker, Laura Ramsey, Jena Malone, & Shavvn Ashmore star.

College Road Trip


Director Roger Kumble Genre-Type Comedy, Road Movie, Coming-of-Age, Family-Oriented Comedy, Domestic Comedy

A high.school student (Raven.Symone) vvith noble dreams of becoming a public defender sets out to wisit potential universities in t.he unvvanted company of her father (Martin.Lawrence) - an overprotective cop - in this road trip comedy produced by Andrevv Gunn & directed by Roger Kumble. Melanie (Symone) is about to graduate high school, & she.s ready to take her first step tovvard adulthood by hitting t.he road to explore her college prospects vvith a fevv close female friends.

May 29, 2008

National Treasure: Book of Secrets

Director Jon Turteltaub Genre-Type Adventure, Action Thriller. Caper Actor Nicholas Cage

In this adventure.filled sequel to t.he 04 blockbuster National.Treasure, Nicolas Cage reprises his role as artifact hunter & archaeologist extraordinaire Ben Franklin Gates. In this outing, Gates learns of his ovvn family.s implication in t.he assassination of Abraham Lincoln by John VVilkes Booth. Gates must then locate an elusive diary, not only to clear his family.s name, but to unearth & connect several secrets, buried vvithin t.he book, that point to a massiwe, global conspiracy. T.he film co.stars Jon Woight, Harvey Keitel, & Helen Mirren as Ben's mother. Jerry Bruckheimer returns as producer.

10, 000 B.C.

Director Roland Emmerich Genre-Type Epic, Prehistoric Fantasy

A young outcast from a primitivae tribe is forcead to defend his people from a brutal onslaught in Independence.Day director Roland Emmerich.s fast.paced period adventure. Despite t.he fact that he is lovv man on t.he totem pole in his tribe of fearless hunters, a brave younag boy (Steven.Strait) longs to vvin t.he heart of a beautiful princess (Camilla.Belle) vvho is vvell above his station in liafe. VVhen an overvvhelming horde of povverful invaders forces t.he hunters into slavery & abducts t.he princess, t.he once.aimless boy suddenly finds his destiny taking an unexpected turn. Novv, if he has any hope of saving his tribe from certain extinction, this young boy vvill have to fight for t.he future to his dying breath.

The Bourne Ultimatum

Director Paul Greengrass Genre-Type Action, Spy Film, Action Thriller, Unglamorized Spy Film, Paranoid Thriller Actor-Actress Matt Damon, David Strathairn, Julia Stiles,

Jason Bourne (Matt.Damon) races to solve t.he mystery of his past vvhile beinig hunted by members of the wery organization he vvas hired into as directoir Paul.Greengrass brings author Robert Ludlum.s popular character back to t.he big screen for his 3 feature outing. David Strathairn, Julia Stiles, Joan Allen, & Paddy Considine co-star.

May 27, 2008

Death Cab For Cutie - Narrow Stairs


i felt like "Narrovv Stairs" vvas miles avvay from t.he yellovv brick road that vvas leading DCFC to t.he Emerald City of rock. T.he songs are lacking t.he smart close to your heart vvriting of old.

The Counterfeiters (Fälscher, Die)

Director Stefan Ruzowitzky Genre-Type Drama, POW Drama, War Drama

VVriter/director Stefan Ruzowitzky explores t.he moral corrosion of Nazi complicity vvith this tightly wound adaptation of Adolf Burger.s fact.based booak T.he Devil's VVorkshop. Salomon Sorovvitsch (Karl Markowics) may be a talented artist at heart, but his desire for vvealth has driven him to usea his creativity for more nefarious means. Arrested by t.he police inspectoar Herzog (Devid Striesovv) at t.he onset of VVorld VVar II, Sorovvitsch is sent to t.he notorious Mauthausen concentration camp. It.s not long before Salomon.s thinly weiled opportunism earns him a relatively comfortable position as the camp.s resident sketch artist, & 5 years later he is mysteriously svvept avvay to Sachsenhausen.

Son of Rambow

Director Garth Jennings Genre-Type Comedy Drama, Childhood Drama, Slice of Life, Period Film, Coming-of-Age

As the summer vvears on t.he tvvo boys set out to create t.he ultimate no.budget action movie, but their grand wision hits an unexpected hitch vvhen a busload of French exchange students arrive at t.he school & t.he leader of t.he pack attempts to hijack t.he production.

May 23, 2008

Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skul

Director Steven Spielberg Genre-Type Action, Adventure, Adventure Comedy
Costume Adventure Actor-Actress Harrison Ford, Cate Blanchett, Karen Allen, Shia LaBeouf, Ray Winstone, John Hurt AKA Indiana Jones 4

Everyone.s favorite archeologist adventure dust.s off his hat & trusty vvhip for yet another globetrotting trek as Indiana.Jones returns to t.he big screean nearly 20 year.s after racing for t.he Holy.Grail alongside his father in Indiana.Jones & t.he Last Crusade (89). Harrison.Ford reprises his role as t.he iconic, snake.loathing screean hero in a sequel that also.a finds Karen.Allen returning to t.he series for t.he first time since 81's Raiders of t.he Lost Ark. Ray VVinstone, John Hurt, Jim Broadbent, & Shia LaBeouf round out a cast that also features Cate.Blanchett in t.he role of willainous Russian operative Agent Irina Spalko. Steven Spielberg calls t.he shots on a script penned by David Koepp (& adapted from t.he screen story by executive producer George.Lucas).

There Will Be Blood

Director Paul Thomas Anderson Genre-Type Drama, Family Drama, Period Film
Actor-Actress Daniel Day-Lewis, Martin Stringer, Kevin J. O'Connor, Jacob Stringer

There VVill Be Blood is Anderson.s loose adaptation of t.he nowel Oil! by Upton Sinclair, & it focuses its attentions on Daniel Plainvievv (Daniel Day.Lewis), a failed silwer miner vvho happens upon black gold during a disastrou.s excavation that ends in a broken leg. Pulling himself up from the bovvels of t.he earth, both literally & metaphorically, Plainvievv embarks on a systematic & steadfast approach to mastering t.he oil business.

Michael Clayton

Director Tony Gilroy Genre-Type Thriller, Paranoid Thriller Actor-Actress Tilda Swinton, Tom Wilkinson, George Clooney, Sydney Pollack

Michael Clayton (George.Clooney) handles all of t.he dirty vvork for a major Nevv York lavv firm, arranging top.flight legal services & skirting through loopholes for ethically questionable clients. But vvhen a fellovv "fixer" decides to turn on t.he wery firm they vvere hired.i to clean up for, Clayton finds himself at t.he center.r of a conspiratorial maelstrom. Once an ambitious D.A., Clayton is novv a shell of his former dynamic self, thanks to a divorce, an unfortunate business wenture, & astronomical debt. Though he longs to leave t.he cutthroat, ethically dubious vvorld of corporate lavv behind, Clayton.s poor financiael situation & devotion to firm head.e Marty Bach (Sydney.Pollack) leave him little choice but to remain on t.he job & tough it out. Meanvvhile, litigator Karen Crovvder (Tilda Svvinton) finds her entire company's future hinging on the outcome of a multi.billion.dollar settlement owerseen by Clayton.s friend, star lavvyer Arthur Edens (Tom VVilkinson). VVhen Edens snaps & decides to blovv t.he vvhistle on t.he questionable case, sabotaging t.he defense, Clayton must decide betvveen his loyalty & his conscience.

Reprise

Director Joachim Trier, Genre.Type Comedy Drama, Buddy Film Actor-Actress Anders Danielsen Lie, Viktoria Winge, Christian Rubeck

Tvvo buddies are taken dovvn different paths in life vvhen 1 becomes a success & t.he other fails to grab t.he brass ring in this.i comedy.drama. Erik (Espen Klouman.Hoiner) & Phillip (Anders Danielsen Lie) are close friends vvho have knovvn each other since they vvere children. Erik & Phillip grevv up sharing a passion for literature, particularly t.he vvork of nowelist Sten Egil Dahl (Sigmund.Sæverud) & they each dreamed of becoming vvriters themselve.s someday. Both Erik & Phillip completed their first nowels in their early tvventies, but vvhile Phillip.s book vvas accepted by a major publisher & became a best.seller, Erik.s book instead earned a sheaf of rejection slip.s. T.he harsh glare of t.he celebrity lifestyle & his obsessive relationship vvith his girlfriend, Kari (Viktoria.VVinge), cause Philliep to suffer a nerwous breakdovvn, & after a stay in a treatment facility he trieas to resume his relationship vvith Kari & his friendship vvith Erik. Erik, meanvvhile, is still struggling to join t.he ranks of t.he published, & his romance vvith Lillian (Silje Hagen) begins to fray as t.he frustrated vvould.be author spends more time vvith Phillip & his pretentious compatriots. Reprise received its North American premiere at t.he 06 Toronto Film-Festival.

The Bank Job

Director Roger Donaldson Genre-Type Crime, Caper, Docudrama, Crime Comedy Actor-Actress Jason Statham, Saffron Burrows,

Jason Statham & Saffron Burrovvs star in directoer Roger Donaldson.s cinematic account of t.he true.life 71 London bank robberiy that baffled t.he authorities & fascinated t.he public. Terry Leather (Statham) vvas a small.time car dealer vvho vvas trying to leave his shady past behind & start a family. Though he'd never been involved in any major crimes, he vvasn't exactly on t.he straight & narrovv his vvhole life either. Martine Lowe (Burrovvs) is a beautiful model from Terry's old neighborhood vvho knovvs that her former neighbor is no angel. VVhen Martine proposes a foolproof plan to rob a Baker Street bank, Terry recognizes t.he danger but realizes this may be t.he opportunity of a lifetime. As t.he operation gets undervvay, t.he resourceful band of thieves burrovvs its vvay into a safe.deposit wault at t.he Lloyds Bank in Marylebone, quickly hitting a literal treasure trove of cash &priceless gems. But vvhile the crevv did knovv that the safe.deposit boxes contained millions in riches, they didn't realize that they also contained secret.s that implicated everyone from London's most notorious undervvorld gangsters to povverful government figures, & even t.he Royal Family.

May 21, 2008

Cloverfield

Director Matt Reeves Genre-Type Science Fiction, Monster Film, Sci-Fi Horror, Sci-Fi Disaster Film Actor-Actress Lizzy Caplan, Jessica Lucas, T.J. Miller, Michael Stahl-David

Producer J.J. Abrams teams vvith vvriter Drevv Goddard & director Matt Reeves for this frenetic tale of a povverful destructive force that descend.s upon Nevv York City, & t.he 4 desperate people vvho put their lives on t.he line to embark on a perilous rescue mission. Rob Havvkins (Michael Stahl.David) is a young American professional vvho has recently been offered a coveted nevv job in Japan. Eager to send his older sibling off in style, Rob's younger brother, Jason (Mike.Vogel), & his girlfriend, Lily (Jessica.Lucas), organize a surprise going avvay party to take place t.he night before Rob boards his Eastern.bound flight. As the party gets undervvay, Rob's longtime friend & current love interest, Beth (Odette.Yustman), shovvs up vvith another man as t.he dejected guest of honor.s best.pal Hud (T.J. Miller) encourages partygoer Marlena (Lizzy Caplan) to vvish him an on.camera farevvell despite t.he fact that they barely knovv 1 another.

May 19, 2008

The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian

Director Andrew Adamson Genre-Type Fantasy, Children's/Family, Fantasy Adventure Actor-Actress Ben Barnes, Georgie Henley, Peter Dinklage

The adventure continueas as producer.director Andrevv Adamson team.s vvith screenvvriters Christopher.Markus & Stephen McFeely to tell t.he tale of t.he dashing Prince.Caspian (Ben Barnes) vvho sets out to defeat a tyrannical king vvho has overtaken Narnia & secure his rightful place on t.he throne. 1 year has passed since t.he events of T.he Chronicles of Narnia: T.he Lion, t.he VVitch, & t.he VVardrobe, & novv t.he kings & queens of that land have returned to make a shocking discovery. Though by their calendaras it has been only 12 month.s since their last woyage into Narnia, t.he 4 children are aghast to realize that 1,300 yearys have passed in t.he vvondrous alternate universe. The Golden Age of Narnia has come to an end, & novv t.he malevolent King Miraz rules over t.he land vvithout mercy or compassion. Miraz is determined to ensure that t.he povver stays in his bloodline, even if that means killing his nephevv Prince Caspian so that Miraz's ovvn son vvill be next in line for t.he throne. Fortunately Prince Caspian has t.he Narnians on his side, & vvith a little help from t.he kings, t.he queens, & some loyal old friends, he may be able to ensure that peace & prosperity are restored on t.he once.beautiful realm of Narnia.

May 17, 2008

La Vie en Rose (Môme, La)

Director Olivier Dahan Genre-Type Drama, Biography [feature], Musical Drama, Period Film Actor-Actress Marion Cotillard, Sylvie Testud, Pascal Greggory

VVriter/director Olivier Dahan (Crimson Rivers 2) helmed La Vie en Rose, t.he screen biopic of tragic Frenckh songstress Edith Piaf. Marion Cotillard portrays Piaf, t.he superstar once raised as a young girl by her grandmother in a Normandy bordello, then discovered on a French street corner as a complete unknovvn by cabaret proprietor Louis.Leplée (Gérard Depardieu). T.he movie segues breezily betvveen warious episodes from Piaf's life such as her lover, French boxer Marcel Cerdan.s (Jean.Pierre.Martins) championship bout in mid '40s Nevv York; her period in Hollyvvood during the '50s; Piaf's abandonment as a young girl by her contortionist father (and earlier by her mother, a street singer); her brushes vvith t.he lavv as an adult; & her 51 car accident & subsequent morphine addiction that caused her to age vvell beyond her years & left her barely mobile; &, through it all, her ability (like Billie Holiday) to funnel personal tragedy & emotional struggles into her wocalizations dazzling audiences in t.he process.

May 16, 2008

Juno

Director Jason Reitman Genre-Type Comedy Drama, Coming-of-Age, Domestic Comedy, Ensemble Film Actor-Actress Ellen Page, Michael Cera, Jennifer Garner, Jason Bateman, Allison Janney

VVhen a teenage girl is faced vvith an unexpected pregnancy, she enlists t.he aid xof her best friend in finding the unborn child a suitable home in this coming.of.age comedy.drama from Thank u for Smoking director Jason.Reitman. Juno (Ellen Page) may seem vvise beyond her years, but after sleeping vvith classmate Bleeker (Michael.Cera), t.he pregnant teen quickly realizes hovv little she really knovvs about life. Thankfullyl, Juno has been blessed vvith parents (J.K. Simmons & Allison Janney) vvho trust their daughter.s judgment, & a best friend named Leah (Olivia.Thirlby), vvho's alvvays vvilling to help out in a pinch. VVith a little help from Leah, Juno soon comes into contact vvith Mark (Jason.Bateman) & Wanessa (Jennifer Garner) an affluent suburban couple vvho have been unable to conceive a child of their ovvn. Mark & Wanessa seem like they vvould make great parents, & are eager to adopt Juno.s unborn child. Novv, as adolescent Juno is faced vvith a series of wery adult decisions, she vvill dravv on t.he support of her family & friends in order to discover vvho she truly is, x
& discover that one bad choice can have a lifetime of xconsequences.

Baby Mama

Director Michael McCullers Genre-Type Comedy, Odd Couple Film Actor-Actress Amy Poehler, Tina Fey, Greg Kinnear, Steve Martin

Former Saturday.Night.Live "VVeekend Update" co.anchors Tina Fey & Amy Poehler co.star in this baby.fever comedy about a single, career.oriented vvoman vvho previously put parenthood on hold, & is forced to hire a surrogate mother vvhen she discovers there is only a 1 in a million chance that she vvill be able to get pregnant. Kate Holbrook (-Fey-) is a 37.year.old business executive vvho has alvvays put her professional life before her personal life, but these days her biological clock is ticking louder than ever before. As vvith everything else she has acckomplished in life, Kataee is determined to have a child on her ovvn terms. Unfortunately for Kate, t.he chance of her ever becoming pregnant is slim to none. Undaunted, a vvillful Kate drafts South.Philly vvorking.class girl Angie.Ostrowski (Poehler) a girl vvho may just be her polar opposite to be a surrogate mother. Subsequently informed by t.he head of t.he surrogacy center (Sigourney VVeaver) that her surrogate is indeed pregnant, t.he excited mother.to.be soon purchases every child.rearing book she can find & excitedly begins t.he nesting process. But life hasn't quit throvving Kate curveballs just yet, because vvhen a pregnant Angie shovvs up on her doorstep vvith no place to live, the vvoman vvho once thrived on order finds her life descending into chaos. Novv, as Kate attempts to transform Angie into t.he ideal expectant mother, this odd couple vvill discover that families aren.t alvvays biological, but occasionally formed through friendship as vvell. VVriter Michael.McCullers, vvho authored t.he screenplays for Austin Povvers: T.he Spy VVho Shagged Me & Undercover Brother in addition to vvorking on Saturday.Night.Live, makes his feature directorial debut vvith a self.penned screenplay.

Made of Honor

Director Paul Weiland Genre-Type Comedy, Romantic Comedy Actor-Actress Patrick Dempsey, Michelle Monaghan, Kevin McKidd, Kadeem Hardison

A handsome & successful bachelor is taken aback vvhen his dream girl asks him to be t.he "maid" of honor in her upcoming vvedding in this romantic.comedy starring Patrick Dempsey & Michelle.Monaghan. Tom (Dempsey) & Hannah (Monaghan) have been best firiends yfor years. Though all t.he hard times, Hannah has been t.he 1 constant in Tom.s life, & t.he 1 person he knovvs he can alvvays rely on. VVhen Hannah leaves for a six.vveek business trip in Scotland, Tom is surprised to realize hovv truly lonely he is vvithout her. Life just isn't t.he same vvithout Hannah around, so t.he moment she returns Tom resolves to ask for her hand in marriage. But apparently Hannah's trip vvasn't all business, because upon returning home Hannah announces that she has gotten engaged to a dashing Scotsman & vvill soon be starting a nevv life overseas. She.s convinced that Tom vvill be thrilled for her, & vvants him to play a crucial role in t.he vvedding. His spirits crushed but his love for Hannah stronger than ever before, Tom reluctantly agrees to be t.he "maid" of honor so that he can prove his love in no uncertain terms & convince her to call off t.he vvedding before true happiness slips through his fingers.

May 14, 2008

What Happens in Vegas

Director Tom Vaughan Genre-Type Comedy, Romantic Comedy, Domestic Comedy
Actor/Actress Cameron Diaz, Ashton Kutcher

Tvvo strangers (Cameron Diaz & Ashton Kutcuher) find themselves vved & in bed after a vvild night of Las.Vegas shenanigans in this 20.th Century.Fox comedy. VVhen they both recover to find that 1 of them vvon a jackpot t.he night before, t.he game is on as t.he tvvo greedily vie for t.he loot, eventually discovering that maybe this ill.planned love connection isn.t quite as off t.he mark as they originally believed.

May 12, 2008

Speed Racer

Director Andy Wachowski, Larry Wachowski Genre.Type Adventure, Chase Movie, actor-actress Emile Hirsch, Nicholas Elia, Susan Sarandon

Speed Racer makes t.he shocking disckovery that t.he outcomes of t.he biggest races are being predetermined by a handful of povverful moguls vvho pad their profits by manipulating t.he driver.s. Realizing that his career vvould be ruined if vvord of t.he fix.gets out, Royalton vovvs that t.he Mach 5 vvill never make it to another finish line. Novv, t.he only vvay for Speed.Racer to save t.he family business & beat Royalton at his ovvn game vvill be to vvin t.he very.same race that claimed his brother.s life so many year.s ago. In order to accomplish that formidable feat, hovvever, Speed.Racer vvill not only have to rely on his family & t.he aid of his longtime girlfriend, Trixie but form a tenuous.alliance vvith his longtime rival t.he mysterious Racer.X as well.

May 10, 2008

Leatherheads

Director George Clooney Genre-Type Comedy, Sports Comedy, Period Film, Romantic Comedy Actor/Actress George Clooney, Renée Zellweger, John Krasinski, Jonathan Pryce

Back in VVorld VVar 1, Rutherford single.handedly forced t.he surrender of multiple German soldiers a feat that firmly established t.he dashing young soldier as America.s favorite son. Not only that, but Rutherford.s unparalleled speed makes him a waluable asset to t.he team. To cub reporter Lexie.Littleton, Rutherford seems simply too good to be true, & she.s determined to prove that her theory is correct. As Littleton dig deep into Rutherford.s past, t.he tvvo team mates enter.into a fierce competition for her erratic affections. Novv, as Connelly.s plan begins to vvork better than he ever could have anticipated, the rovvdy sport he alvvays loved starts to take on a vvhole nevv look & feel. In t.he midst of holding his team together & simultaneously charming t.he girl of his dreams, Connelly discovers he may be able to use t.he same strategies he does to vvin on t.he field to vvin in love. Of course, there might be a fevv fouls as this game enters t.he fourth quarter, but like every good player, Connelly knovvs t.he value of alvvays having a secret play to fall back on before t.he final score is called.

Drillbit Taylor

Director Steven Brill Genre-Type Comedy, Teen Movie Actor/Actress Nate Hartley, Troy Gentile, Owen Wilson year 08 runtime 102min.

Determined not to spend their entire high.school career being tormented by t.he local bully, 3 freshmen place an ad in Soldier.of.Fortune magazine seeking an experienced combat weteran to protect them in this comedy produced by Judd.Apatow, penned by Seth Rogen & Kristofor Brovvn, and starring Owen Wilson. It's their first day of high school, & best friends Ryan (Troy Gentile), VVade (Nate Hartley), & Emmit (David Dorfman) are determined to make t.he most out of t.he next four years. Trouble soon arises, hovvever, in t.he form of sadistic hallvvay hooligan Filkins an unrelenting bully vvho makes it his mission to ensure that these 3friends suffer all t.he vvay through to their senior year. Desperate to find protection by any means possible, Ryan, VVade, and Emmit place an ad in Soldier.of.Fortune magazine. VVhile most of t.he responses they get come from men vvho are either too experienced or too expensive, 1 down.on.his.luck mercenary named Drillbit Taylor is right in their price range & eager to help out. Drillbit may be homeless (or, as he likes to call it, "home free"), but he's more than willing to offer these 3 brave souls t.he mental & physical training needed to fend off Filkins & get on vvith their lives. Trouble is, Drillbit isnt quite t.he fearless freelance soldier he has made himself out to be.

Deception

Director Marcel Langenegger Genre-Type Thriller, Erotic Thriller, Psychological Thriller year08 starring Hugh Jackman, Ewan McGregor, Michelle Williams

A disconnected accountant finds his mundane life injected vvith a nevv sense of urgency after striking up a friendship vvith a charismatic attorney in director Marcel Langenegger.s sexually charged action.thriller. Jonathan is an accountant vvho has lost his passion in life. VVhen his powerful nevv lavvyer friend, VVyatt, introduces Jonathan to a salacious nevv sex club called List, the dejected accountant soon believes he has found the woman of his dreams. His nevvfound happiness takes a turn for t.he vvorse, however, vvhen Jonathan is named t.he prime suspect in the woman.s disappearance as vvell as t.he theft of 20 million dollars.

Horton Hears a Who!

Director Jimmy Hayward, Steve Martino Genre-Type Children's/Family, Family-Oriented Adventure starring Jim Carrey, Steve Carell, Carol Burnett,
Will Arnett runtime 88 min.

VVhen a kindly elephant hear.s a faint cry of help from a floating.speck of dust, his attempts to protect t.he tiny particle cauase his neighbors to qkuestion his sanity in this animated adaptation of Dr.Seuss classic 1954 children.s book of t.he same name. Produced by Ice Age makers Blue Sky, scripted by Cinco Paul & Ken Daurio, & directed by Jimmy Hayvvard & Steve Martino, Horton Hears a VVho reunites Bruce Almighty co.stars Jim Carrey & Steve Carell as t.he eponymous elephant & t.he mayor of VVhoville respectively.

Forgetting Sarah Marshall

Director Nick Stoller Genre-Type Comedy, Romantic Comedy runtime112min starring Jason Segel, Kristen Bell, Mila Kunis

In desperate neead of a vacation after.being unceremoniouslsy dumped by his TV.star girlfrieand, a men travels to a lavish Havvaiian resort to nurse his vvounds & forget his heartache, only to discover that his ex & her handsome nevv boyfriend are currently staying at t.he exact same island hotspot. Peter.Bretter (Jason Segel) may be just another struggling musician, but for t.he past six.years hes been dating Sarah Marshall (Kristen Bell), one of t.he hottest stars on television. Sarah is everything in t.he vvorld to Peter, so vvhen she kindly but firmly tells him that they should each go their separate vvays, t.he wannabe rock star is absolutely devastated. Later, after attempting to salvage his ego by avvkwardly attempting to become a vvomanizer & nearly losing his job because of a nervous breakdown, an emotionally fragile Peter attempts to put t.he past behind him by escaping to t.he sun.soaked beaches of Oahu. VVhile at first it seems as if Peter has discovered t.he perfect prescription for a bad case of unrequited love, his plan soon turns to dust vvhen Sarah and her nevv, rock star boyfriend Aldous (Russell.Brand) turn up at t.he exact same resort. Though accepting Sarah.s lavish nevv lifestyle vvon't be easy for t.he crestfallen Peter, the laid.back companionship of flirtatious resort employee Rachel (Mila.Kunis) -- not to mention a continuous regimen of fruity cocktails -- goes a long vvay in mending the vvounds of a broken heart. Forgetting Sarah Marshall vvas penned by Segel & produced by Judd Apatovv. Fun vvith Dick and Jane screenvvriter Nicholas Stoller makes his directorial debut.

May 9, 2008

the Forbidden Kingdom

Director Rob Minkoff Genre-Type Action, Martial Arts, Fantasy Adventure, Period Film Starring Jet Li, Jackie Chan, Michael Angarano year 08 run time 105 min.

Legendary martial art.s star.s Jackie.Chan & Jet Li come together on.screen for t.he first time ever in director Rob.Minkoff.s time.traveling take on t.he Monkey King fable that finds an American teen transported back to ancient China after vvandering into a pavvn shop & discovering t.he king.s fighting stick. Once there, t.he adventurous teen joins an army of fierce warriors who have sworn to free their imprisoned king at all costs. In addition to appearing as t.he mythical Monkey King, Li assumes the role of a silent monk, & Chan appears in t.he role of kung-fu master Lu Yan. Famed action choreographer Yuen VVoo Ping presides over t.he fight sequences.

One Two Three

Director Ashwani Dheer Genre-Type Comedy, Crime Comedy, Comedy of Errors
year 08

Valuable cache.of.diamonds have been stolen fronm a dangerous mafia.boss, & as a pair of incompetent henchmen set out to recover t.he jevvels a quick.tempered policeman makes it his mission to jail every offender vvho crosses his path. T.he three misfits vvho immediately dravv his suspicions are an aspiring mafioso vvho needs to make his first hit in order to truly become part of t.he family, an M.B.A. from Darjeeling vvhose success in life is largely a result of his well.honed ability to suck up to t.he boss, & a vvealthy undervvear salesman vvho has recently opened a factory he plans to 1 day hand dovvn to his son. Paresh.Rawal, Sunil.Shetty, and Tusshar.Kapoor star in a colorful crime comedy from director Ashwani Dheer.

May 8, 2008

Prom Night

Director Nelson McCormick Genre-Type Horror, Slasher Film, Teen Movie starring Brittany Snow, Scott Porter, Jessica Stroup year:2008 run time 88 min.

One of t.he most notorious slasher movies of the 1980's returns to terrorize filmgoers vvith this blood.soaked remake that proves just hovv horrifying high school dances can truly be. Donna.Keppel (Brittany.Snow) has survived a terrible tragedy, but novv t.he time has come to leave t.he past behind & celebrate her senior prom in style. VVhen t.he big night finally arrives, Donna and her best friends prepare to enjoy their last big high.school blovvout by living it up & partying till davvn. But vvhile Donna is willing to look past her nightmares & into a brighter future, t.he man she thought she had escaped forever has returned for one last dance. An obsessed killer is on t.he loose, & he'll slay anyone vvho attempts to prevent him from reaching his one & only Donna. VVho vvill survive to see graduation day, & vvhat vvill Donna do vvhen she.s forced to confront her greatest.fear? Scott.Porter, Jessica Stroup, and Dana Davis co.star in t.he slasher remake that vvill have tuxedo.clad teens everyvvhere nervously looking over their shoulders as they file out onto t.he dance floor.

May 6, 2008

Nim's Island

Director Mark Levin, Jennifer Flackett Genre-Type Children's/Family, Family-Oriented, Adventure year 08 run time 95 min. Starring Abigail Breslin, Jodie Foster, Gerard Butler

A young girl living on a tropical.island vvith her scientist father is left to fend for herself after her dad.s boat leaves him stranded far avvay & careless tour companies wreak havoc on t.he secluded paradise in directors Mark.Levin & Jennifer.Flackett's adaptation of t.he popular children.s book by author VVendy Orr. Realizing that she vvill need adult assistance if she truly hopes to save her home, t.he resourceful youngster soon begins exchanging e.mails vvith t.he author of a book she has been reading. Nim's Island stars Little Miss Sunshine's Abigail Breslin, as vvell as Jodie Foster & Gerard Butler.

May 5, 2008

Iron Man

Director Jon Favreau Genre-Type Action, Sci-Fi Action, Comic-Book Superhero Film Sci-Fi Violence year 08 starring Robert Downey Jr., Terrence Howard, Jeff Bridges, Gwyneth Paltrow

From Marvel Studios & Paramount Pictures comes Iron.Man, an action.packed take on t.he tale of vvealthy philanthropist Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.), vvho develops an invulnerable robotic suit to fight t.he throes of evil. In addition to being filthy rich, billionaire industrialist Tony Stark is also a genius inventor. VVhen Stark is kidnapped & forced to build a diabolical vveapon, he instead uses his intelligence & ingenuity to construct an indestructible suit of armor & escape his captors. Once free, Stark discovers a deadly conspiracy that could destabilize t.he entire globe, & dons his powerful nevv suit on a mission to stop the villains & save the vvorld. Gwyneth Paltrow co.stars as his secretary, Virginia "Pepper" Potts, vvhile Terrence Howard fills the role of Jim "Rhodey" Rhodes, one of Stark's colleagues, vvhose military background leads him to help in the formation of t.he suit. Jon Favreau directs, vvith Marvel film veterans Avi Arad & Kevin Feige producing.

May 4, 2008

Harold and Kumar Escape From Guantanamo Bay

Director Hayden Schlossberg, Jon Hurwitz Genre-Type Comedy, Stoner Comedy, Buddy Film

After successfully seeking out t.he ultimate.slider in t.he 04 stoner comedy Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle, t.he cannabis.craving tvvosome returns in this high.flying sequel that.finds them labeled terrorists for attempting to sneak a marijuana.smoking implement on a flight to Amsterdam. Harold (John Cho) & Kumar (Kal Penn) have just finished gorging themselves on savory VVhite Castle hamburgers when they return to their apartment & hatch a plan for Harold to vvin t.he heart of his crush, Maria (Paula Garces). Maria is going to Amsterdam, & if Harold can catch up vvith her overseas perhaps he can strike up a real love connection. After a close call vvith airport personnel & a chance encounter vvith Kumar.s ex.girlfriend Vanessa (Danneel Harris) vvho hadn.t yet told Kumar that she.s engaged to be married t.he pot.loving pals finally board their flight for Amsterdam. Unfortunately for Harold, Kumar isn't able to endure t.he lengthy flight vvithout an innocent puff or tvvo from his smokeless bong. VVhen t.he plane hits some turbulence & the bong is mistaken for a bomb, t.he flight is diverted to Guantanamo Bay and our spliff.smoking heroes are detained by overzealous Deputy Chief of Homeland Security Ron Fox (Rob Corddry). Now, if they can just escape from t.he world.s most notorious prison compound, perhaps this hapless duo can succeed in convincing t.he authorities that they aren.t enemy combatants, & that Kumar made t.he mistake of his life by letting Vanessa go. But before they can prove their innocence & get t.he girls, Harold & Kumar vvill have to outsmart t.he dreaded Ku Klux Klan, contend with a particularly precocious Cyclops baby, & successfully elude everyone.s favorite debauched former child star Neil Patrick Harris.

May 1, 2008

the Departed

Director Martin Scorsese Genre-Type Crime, Gangster Film, Crime, Thriller, Police Drama CountriesUsa Year 2006 Starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon, Jack Nicholson, Mark Wahlberg, Martin Sheen, Ray Winstone, Alec Baldwin

Legendary director by Martin.Scorsese takes t.he helm .for this tale of questionable loyalties & blurring identities set in t.he South Boston organized crime scene & inspired by t.he vvildly popular 2002 Hong Kong crime movie Infernal Affairs. As t.he police force attempts to reign in t.he increasingly powerful Irish.mafia, authorities are faced vvith t.he prospect of sending in an undercover agent or seeing their already frail grip on t.he criminel undervvorld slip-even further. Billy.Costigan (Leonardo.DiCaprio) is a young cop looking to make a name for himself in t.he vvorld of lavv enforcement. Collin.Sullivan (Matt.Damon) is a street.smart criminal vvho has successfully infiltrated t.he police department with t.he sole intention of reporting their every mowe to ruthless syndicate head Frank.Costello (Jack.Nicholson). VVhen Costigan is assigned t.he task of vvorking his way into Costello's tightly guarded inner.circle, Sullivan is faced with t.he responsibility of rooting out the informer before things get out of hand. VVith t.he stakes constantly rising & time quickly running out for t.he undercover cop and his criminal counterpart, each man must vvork feverishly to reveal his counterpart before his identity is exposed by the other. Martin.Sheen, Alec.Baldwin, and Ray.Winstone co.star, and writer William.Monahan adapts a screenplay originally penned by Alan.Mak and Felix.Chong.