Posts Tagged ‘october

30
Sep
09

October Movie Releases

“Capitalism: A Love Story” – Greed. Avarice. Michael Moore. Documentary. Opens October 2, 2009

“The Invention of Lying” – Ricky Gervais movie about a world in which everyone tells the truth and his character ‘invents’ lying. Barring any fibbing, the movie opens on October 2, 2009

“A Serious Man” – Coen Bros. movie about a man trying to find clarity in the Sixties. Opens October 2, 2009.

“Whip It” – Ellen Page returns to the screen as a teen who finds her calling by joining a female roller derby team. This is also the directorial debut of Drew Barrymore. Opens October 2, 2009

“Zombieland” – As if we can’t get enough zombie movies, this one has Woody Harrelson and Jesse Eisenberg as two guys who must escort a band of survivors to safety. Also stars Abigail Breslin and Bill Murray. Opens October 2, 2009

“Couples Retreat” – Couples are on a tropical resort island to work out their marriages. Stars Kristen Bell, Vince Vaughn, Jason Bateman, Jon Favreau, and Jean Reno. Opens October 9, 2009

“Law Abiding Citizen” – Gerard Butler plays a man whose family is murdered. Jamie Foxx is a hotshot lawyer presiding over his case. Butler goes to jail and after 10 years begins plaguing the city by executing carefully-plotted assassination plans from his jail cell. Opens October 16, 2009

“The Stepfather” – A guy returns home from military school to find his mother with a new man. Is he everything he’s cracked up to be? Remake of the 80’s flick with Terry O’Quinn. Opens October 16, 2009

“Where the Wild Things Are” – Spike Jonze adaptation of the classic kids book. I’m there! Opens October 16, 2009

“Amelia” – A look at Amelia Earhart, the aviator who disappeared flying over the Pacific in 1937. Stars Hilary Swank, Richard Gere, Virginia Madsen and Ewan McGregor. The film lands on October 23, 2009

“Saw VI” – Are you tired of playing games? Evidently they’re not. The mayhem ensues on October 23, 2009

“The Vampire’s Assistant: Cirque Du Freak” – A boy named Darren Shan meets a mysterious man who turns out to be a vampire, then takes him on the long road to becoming one. Stars Salma Hayek, John C. Reilly, Willem Dafoe, and Patrick Fugit. Opens October 23, 2009

“Michael Jackson’s ‘This Is It’” – The documentary on MJ’s last days. There ya go. Opens October 28, 2009

“The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day” – Sequel to the 90’s cult classic about two brothers defending their neighborhood from Russians wanting to take over. This time around they’re in seclusion in Ireland when word of the death of a priest brings them out of hiding to solve the case. Stars Sean Patrick Flanery, Norman Reedus, and Billy Connolly. Opens October 30, 2009

“Youth in Revolt” – Michael Cera is a teenager who falls for the girl of his dreams and develops a split personality who creates havoc. Wasn’t this “Fight Club?” Also stars Ray Liotta, Steve Buscemi, M. Emmet Walsh, Justin Long, and Fred Willard. Opens October 30, 2009

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16
Jan
09

2009 Movie Release Schedule: Oct-Dec and TBA

2009posters4The following are movie release schedules with their current projected release dates as of 1/2009. These dates may change as the year progresses. Enjoy, and see you at the movies.

 

October Releases

 

“Shutter Island” – Leo DiCaprio and Mark Ruffalo are U.S. Marshals called to a remote island to investigate the disappearance of a murderess from the island’s criminally-insane hospital. Opens October 2, 2009

 

“Sorority Row” – When a prank goes wrong, five sorority sisters try to cover it up. Unfortunately, a serial killer is on their trail. Stars Carrie Fisher. Opens October 2, 2009

 

“Toy Story 3D” – Pixar re-releases their 1995 hit in 3D. Opens October 2, 2009

 

“The Stepfather” – A guy returns home from military school to find his mother with a new man. Is he everything he’s cracked up to be? Opens October 16, 2009

 

“Where the Wild Things Are” – Spike Jonze adaptation of the classic kids book. Opens October 16, 2009

 

“Astroboy” – Based off the TV show, a young robot in Metro City wants to be a superhero but faces many trials and tribulations before returning to save the day. Opens October 23, 2009

 

 

November Releases

 

“The Box” – A couple receive a box that, if they push a button, they receive $1 million. Unfortunately someone they don’t care about dies. Based on the Richard Matheson story, “Button, Button.” Opens November 6, 2009

 

“Disney’s ‘A Christmas Carol’” – A 3D adaptation of the Dickens novel with Jim Carrey, Gary Oldman, and Colin Firth. Opens November 6, 2009

 

“The Wolfman” – Benecio del Toro is a haunted nobleman who discovers his terrifying destiny. Also stars Anthony Hopkins and Hugo Weaving. Opens November 6, 2009

 

“New Moon” – Sequel to “Twilight.” Opens November 20, 2009

 

“Planet 51” – When an astronaut lands on a planet that fears alien invasion, he has to avoid capture and reclaim his ship to return to Earth. With the voice of Dwayne Johnson, Seann William Scott, Jessica Biel, Gary Oldman, and John Cleese. Opens November 20, 2009

 

“Sherlock Holmes” – Guy Ritchie directing a ‘Sherlock Holmes’ movie with Robert Downey, Jr. as the detective. Opens November 20, 2009

 

“Old Dogs” – Robin Williams and John Travolta are best friends whose lives are turned upside-down when they have to take care of six-year-old twins while they’re on the verge of one of the biggest business deals. Opens November 25, 2009

 

 

December Releases

 

“The Lovely Bones” – A murdered girl, now in Heaven, looks down below on her grieving family and her killer. Based on the best-selling book by Alice Sebold. Directed by Peter Jackson. Opens December 11, 2009

 

“The Princess and the Frog” – Disney’s re-imagining of “The Princess and the Frog,” taking place this time in Louisiana. Opens December 25, 2009

 

 

TBA

 

“25/8” – A serial killer returns 16 years after he was murdered to kill 7 children born on the night he died. Directed by Wes Craven. Coming soon!

 

“Arthur and the Revenge of Maltazard” – Luc Besson presents the sequel to “Arthur and the Invisibles.” Coming soon!

 

“The Boat That Rocked” – Set in the 60’s. A group of DJ’s give a new meaning to “pirate radio” by broadcasting rock music from a boat in the North Seas while most of the broadcasters in England are still clinging to jazz. Stars Bill Nighy, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Gemma Arterton, Emma Thompson, and David Frost. Coming soon!

 

“Cirque Du Freak” – A boy named Darren Shan meets a mysterious man who turns out to be a vampire, then takes him on the long road to becoming one. Stars Salma Hayek, John C. Reilly, Willem Dafoe, and Patrick Fugit. Coming soon!

 

“The Code/ Thick as Thieves” – Morgan Freeman is a retired thief while Antonio Banderas is an up-and-coming one. Together, they plot to steal 2 Faberge eggs. Coming soon!

 

“Couples Retreat” – Couples are on a tropical resort island to work out their marriages. Stars Kristen Bell, Vince Vaughn, Jason Bateman, Jon Favreau, and Jean Reno. Coming soon!

 

“The Deal” – William H. Macy is a down-and-out film producer who agrees to do his nephew’s 19-century period piece. But when the action star slated to head-up the cast is kidnapped, he has to get creative. Also stars Meg Ryan, LL Cool J and Elloit Gould. Coming Soon!

 

“From Paris with Love” – John Travolta is a bald, American secret agent who crosses paths with John Rhys-Meyers while in Paris. Coming soon!

 

“The Green Zone” – CIA agents on the hunt for those WMDs with a journalist following. Stars Matt Damon, Greg Kinnear, and Amy Ryan. Coming soon!

 

“The Hurt Locker” –

When a new sergeant, James, takes over a highly trained bomb disposal team amidst violent conflict, he surprises his two subordinates, Sanborn and Eldridge by recklessly plunging them into a deadly game of urban combat.  As the men struggle to control their wild new leader, the city explodes into chaos, and James’ true character reveals itself in a way that will change each man forever. Coming soon!

 

“I Love You Phillip Morris” – Not necessarily about the tobacco industry. Jim Carrey is a guy who has a wife and kids and winds up in an auto accident, waking up and proclaiming that he’s gay. He quickly turns to embezzlement and fraud, which has him thrown into the slammer. There he meets and falls in love with his cellmate Phillip Morris (Ewan McGregor). Coming soon!

 

“The Last House on the Left” – Remake of the We Craven film about two murderers who find refuge with the parents of their victims. Coming soon!

 

“Ninja Assassin” – A secret assassin breaks free from an organization where he waits to exact revenge on the merciless execution of his friend. Coming soon!

 

“Powder Blue” – 4 troubled people who connect on Christmas Eve. One of the stories is about an ex-con (Ray Liotta) reaching out to his estranged daughter (Jessica Biel). Also stars Forest Whitaker, Patrick Swayze, and Kris Kristofferson. Coming Soon!

 

“She’s Out of My League” – An airport security guy lucks out when a successful and beautiful woman falls for him. Now he must find a way to make the relationship work, much the chagrin of his friends, family, and ex-girlfriend. Coming soon!

 

“Up in the Air” – George Clooney is a corporate hatchet man who spends more time in the air than at home and is close to reaching 5 million frequent flyer miles. Complications arise when he meets the frequent-traveler woman of his dreams and the company is cutting back on his traveling budget. Coming soon!

 

“Veronika Decides to Die” – Sarah Michelle Gellar plays the titular character, a 28-year-old woman who wants to die but finds reasons to live. Based on the bestselling book by Paulo Coelho. March 2009

 

“When in Rome” – Kristen Bell is disillusioned with romance. While on a trip to Rome she plucks a coin from a fountain, suddenly bringing her suitors. But whose love is for real? Coming soon!

 

“Winged Creatures” – A group of survivors and how they survived a random restaurant shooting in LA. Stars Forest Whitaker, Kate Beckinsdale, Guy Pearce, Dakota Fanning, and Jeanne Tripplehorn. Coming soon!

 

 

30
Sep
08

October Movie Releases

 

 

“An American Carol” – Kevin Farley (Chris’ brother) plays infamous unpatriotic filmmaker Michael Mallone (a shallow version of Michael Moore) who is contacted by three spirits of the past: General George S. Patton (Kelsey Grammer), John F. Kennedy, and George Washington (Jon Voight). Also stars Trace Adkins, Dennis Hopper, and Bill O’Reilly. Opens October 3, 2008

 

“Appaloosa” – Viggo Mortensen and Ed Harris are friends hired to police a small town. It’s a Western. Also stars Renee Zellweger. Opens October 3, 2008

 

“Beverly Hills Chihuahua” – Animal-talking movie about a Chihuahua who goes from spoiled to gringo when she goes across the border. Features the voice of Drew Barrymore, George Lopez, and Andy Garcia. Opens October 3, 2008

 

“Blindness” – A plague hits the Earth, causing everyone to go blind. Stars Mark Ruffalo, Julianne Moore, Danny Glover, and Sandra Oh. Opens October 3, 2008

 

“How to Lose Friends and Alienate People” – Aside from being the story of my life, this is the story of a London journalist who comes to the Big Apple to try his luck. Based on real events. Stars Simon Pegg, Megan Fox, Kirtsen Dunst, Gillian Anderson, and Jeff Bridges. Opens October 3rd, 2008

 

“Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist” – Two punk kids at a concert fall for each other. Opens October 3, 2008

 

“Rachel” – A woman is getting married and her sister (Anna Hathaway) is there to bring the house down. Opens October 3, 2008

 

“RocknRolla” – London. Underground. Gangsters. Guy Ritchie. What more do you need? Also stars Gerard Butler, Thandie Newton, Ludacris, Jeremy Piven, and Tom Wilkinson. Opens October 3, 2008

 

“Confessions of a Shopaholic” – A woman who snags a job as a financial advise columnist must battle her addiction to shopping in order to keep her life from spiraling out of control. What other ideas were saved from the Disney studio waste-bin? Opens October 9, 2008

 

“Body of Lies” – Russell Crowe and Leo DiCaprio in a movie about trying to trap a dangerous Al Qaeda operative. Opens October 10, 2008

 

“City of Ember” – 200 years ago a city was built underground with a limited amount of power and resources. Time’s up. Stars Tim Robbins and Bill Murray. Opens October 10, 2008

 

“The Express” – Based on the true story of Ernie Davis, the first black American to win the Heisman Trophy. Stars Rob Brown, Dennis Quaid, and Clancy Brown (no relation). Opens October 10, 2008

 

“Quarantine” – A news reporter and a cameraman are stuck in an apartment while a deadly outbreak hits L.A. Stars Louisville native Jennifer Carpenter. Opens October 17, 2008

 

“Max Payne” – Mark Wahlberg plays the video game anti-hero: a maverick cop who is hunting down those responsible for killing his partner and family. Opens October 17, 2008

 

“The Secret Life of Bees” – Dakota Fanning is a 14-year-old girl on the run who lands at the beekeeping premises of the Boatwright sisters. Also stars Alicia Keyes and Queen Latifah. Opens October 17, 2008

 

“Sex Drive” – An 18-year-old takes his brothers ’69 GTO to get to Knoxville so he can get laid by a woman he met online. Put in your own response. Opens October 17, 2008

 

“W” – Oliver Stone presents a story of a man who knows how to party, how to gamble, how to have a good time. This man has some lows; notably, bad management over a sports team and oil company. However, he triumphs and becomes President of the United States. This piece of Americana opens October 17, 2008

 

“Changeling” – Angelina Jolie is a mom in 1920’s L.A. When he son comes up missing, she goes to the police. A kid is returned to her, but it’s not her son. Based on real events. Directed by Clint Eastwood. Opens October 17, 2008

 

“High School Musical 3” – Self-explanatory. Opens October 24, 2008

 

“Saw V” – Yeah. Self-explanatory, too. Opens October 24, 2008

 

“Synecdoche, NY” – In Charlie Kaufman’s directorial debut, Philip Seymour Hoffman struggles women and building a life-size version of New York in a warehouse for a play he’s staging. If you think that sounds weird, feel free to check out the trailer. Opens October 24, 2008

 

“Zack and Miri Make a Porno” – Zack (Seth Rogen) and Miri (Elizabeth Banks) are roommates who are having problems making financial ends meet. Solution: make a porno. Kevin Smith wrote and directed. Opens October 31, 2008