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Thursday, October 29, 2009

A Serious Man (Graded)

This is a story of an ordinary man’s search for clarity in a universe where Jefferson Airplane is on the radio and “F-Troop” is on TV. It is 1967, and Larry Gopnik, a physics professor at a quiet Midwestern university, has just been informed by his wife Judith that she is leaving him. She has fallen in love with one of his more pompous colleagues, Sy Ableman, who seems to her a more substantial person than the feckless Larry. Larry’s unemployable brother Arthur is sleeping on the couch, his son Danny is a discipline problem & a shirker at Hebrew school, and his daughter Sarah is filching money from his wallet in order to save up for a nose job. While his wife & Sy Ableman blithely make new domestic arrangements, and his brother becomes more & more of a burden, an anonymous hostile letter-writer is trying to sabotage Larry’s chances for tenure at the university. Also, a graduate student seems to be trying to bribe him for a passing grade while at the same time threatening to sue him for defamation. Plus, the beautiful woman next door torments him by sunbathing nude. Struggling for equilibrium, Larry seeks advice from three different rabbis. Can anyone help him cope with his afflictions & become a righteous person – a mensch – a serious man?

Grade: B +
Trailer HERE

Green Zone (Trailer 2 Release)

During the U.S.-led occupation of Baghdad in 2003, Chief Warrant Officer Roy Miller & his team of Army inspectors were dispatched to find weapons of mass destruction believed to be stockpiled in the Iraqi desert. Rocketing from one booby-trapped & treacherous site to the next, the men search for deadly chemical agents but stumble instead upon an elaborate cover-up that inverts the purpose of their mission.

Trailer 2 HERE
Trailer 1 HERE

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Disturbing the Universe (Movie Watch)

In Disturbing the Universe, Emily & Sarah Kunstler explore the life of their father, the late radical civil rights lawyer William Kunstler. In the 1960s & 70s, he fought for civil rights with Martin Luther King Jr. & represented the famed “Chicago 8” activists who protested the Vietnam War. When the inmates took over Attica prison, or when the American Indian Movement stood up to the federal government at Wounded Knee, they asked Kunstler to be their lawyer. To his daughters, it seemed that he was at the center of everything important that had ever happened. But when they were growing up, Kunstler represented some of the most reviled members of society, including rapists & assassins. This powerful film not only recounts the historic causes that Kunstler fought for; it also reveals a man that even his own daughters did not always understand, a man who risked public outrage & the safety of his family so that justice could serve all.

Coming: Nov 13th
Trailer HERE

Collapse (Movie Watch)

Americans generally like to hear good news & believe that a new President will right old wrongs, that clean energy will replace dirty oil & fresh thinking will set the economy right. American pundits tend to restrain their pessimism & hope for the best. But is anyone prepared for the worst? Michael Ruppert, a former L.A. police officer turned independent reporter, is a different kind of American predicting the current financial crisis in his newsletter “From the Wilderness” at a time when most Wall Street & Washington analysts were in denial.

Trailer HERE

Green Zone (Movie Watch)

During the U.S.-led occupation of Baghdad in 2003, Chief Warrant Officer Roy Miller & his team of Army inspectors were dispatched to find weapons of mass destruction believed to be stockpiled in the Iraqi desert. Rocketing from one booby-trapped & treacherous site to the next, the men search for deadly chemical agents but stumble instead upon an elaborate cover-up that inverts the purpose of their mission.

Trailer HERE

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Generation Kill (Graded)

A Rolling Stone reporter, embedded with The 1st Recon Marines chronicles his experiences during the first wave of the American-led assault on Baghdad in 2003.

Grade: A
Trailer HERE

The Cup of Tears (Movie Watch)

A scorned geisha creates a magical cup made of tears that causes any man who drinks from it to fall under a stasis of permanent sleep. One night the cup is stolen, setting off a chain of events that threatens civil war amongst the clans. Taro, a once gifted samurai, & his companion Jin set out to find the cup & the one who can break the spell before inner turmoil erupts.

Coming: 2010
Trailer HERE

Friday, October 23, 2009

The A-Team (Movie Watch)

A group of ex-Army Special Forces are on the run from the military for a crime they didn't commit.

Trailer HERE

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

The Fourth Kind (Poster 3 Release)

A UFO sighting is referred to as an encounter of the first kind…When evidence is collected, it is known as an encounter of the second kind…Contact with extraterrestrials, is an encounter of the third kind…The next level, abduction, is the fourth kind. This encounter has been the most difficult to document... Until now. The 4th Kind is a fact-based thriller involving an ongoing unsolved mystery in Nome, Alaska, where—mysteriously since the 1960s—a disproportionate number of the population has been reported missing every year. Despite multiple FBI investigations of the region, the truth has never been discovered.

Trailer HERE

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Fateless (Graded)

14-year-old György's life is torn apart in World War II Hungary as he is sent to a concentration camp where he is forced to become a man & learns to find happiness in the midst of hatred & what it really means to be Jewish.

Grade: A +
Trailer HERE

The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus (Graded)

This is a fantastical morality tale, set in the present day. It tells the story of Dr Parnassus & his extraordinary 'Imaginarium', a traveling show where members of the audience get an irresistible opportunity to choose between light & joy or darkness & gloom. Blessed with the extraordinary gift of guiding the imaginations of others, Dr Parnassus is cursed with a dark secret. Long ago he made a bet with the devil, Mr Nick, in which he won immortality. Many centuries later, on meeting his one true love, Dr Parnassus made another deal with the devil, trading his immortality for youth, on condition that when his first-born reached its 16th birthday he or she would become the property of Mr Nick. Valentina is now rapidly approaching this 'coming of age' milestone & Dr Parnassus is desperate to protect her from her impending fate. Mr Nick arrives to collect but, always keen to make a bet, renegotiates the wager. Now the winner of Valentina will be determined by whoever seduces the first five souls.

Grade: B +
Trailer HERE

Edge of Darkness (Movie Watch)

As homicide detective Thomas Craven investigates the death of his activist daughter, he uncovers not only her secret life, but a possible corporate cover-up & government collusion that attracts an agent tasked with cleaning up the evidence.

Trailer HERE

The Missing Person (Movie Watch)

John Rosow, a private detective is hired to tail a man, Harold Fullmer, on a train from Chicago to Los Angeles. Rosow gradually uncovers Harold’s identity as a missing person; one of the thousands presumed dead after the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center. Persuaded by a large reward, Rosow is charged with bringing Harold back to his wife in New York City against his will. Ultimately Rosow must confront whether the decision to return Harold to a life that no longer exists is the right one.

Trailer HERE

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Uncertainty (Movie Watch)

Uncertainty thrusts Bobby Thompson & Kate Montero into two alternate realities on the same steamy summer day in New York City. With the flip of a coin, the couple are sent in opposite directions – a delicate drama set in Brooklyn examines familial love, self-discovery, loss & the ordinary choices we make everyday, while Manhattan offers a vastly different tale of intrigue, suspense & murder on the streets of Chinatown.

Trailer HERE

Daybreakers (Poster 2 Release)

In the year 2019, a plague has transformed most every human into vampires. Faced with a dwindling blood supply, the fractured dominant race plots their survival; meanwhile, a researcher works with a covert band of vamps on a way to save humankind.

Grade: C +
Trailer HERE

Broken Embraces (Graded)

A man writes, lives & loves in darkness. Fourteen years before, he was in a brutal car crash on the island of Lanzarote. In the accident, he not only lost his sight, he also lost Lena, the love of his life. This man uses two names: Harry Caine, a playful pseudonym with which he signs his literary works, stories & scripts, & Mateo Blanco, his real name, with which he lives & signs the film he directs. After the accident, Mateo Blanco reduces himself to his pseudonym, Harry Caine. If he can’t direct films he can only survive with the idea that Mateo Blanco died on Lanzarote with his beloved Lena. One night Diego has an accident and Harry takes care of him (his mother, Judit, is out of Madrid and they decide not to tell her anything so as not to alarm her). During the first nights of his convalescence, Diego asks him about the time when he answered to the name of Mateo Blanco, after a moment of astonishment Harry can’t refuse & he tells Diego what happened fourteen years before with the idea of entertaining him, just as a father tells his little child a story so that he’ll fall asleep. The story of Mateo, Lena, Judit & Ernesto Martel is a story of “amour fou”, dominated by fatality, jealously, the abuse of power, treachery and a guilt complex.

Grade: B +
Trailer HERE

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

The Lovely Bones (Poster Release)

In 1973, Susie Salmon is molested & murdered by a neighbor, George Harvey, a serial killer of young girls & women. She finds herself in Heaven, observing her family as they grieve for her. She also watches her killer who, having covered his tracks successfully, is preparing to murder again. Susie struggles to balance her desire for vengeance on Harvey & her desire to have her family recover from their loss.

Grade: B -
Trailer HERE

Monday, October 12, 2009

Toy Story 3 (Trailer Release)

Woody, Buzz, and the rest of their toy box friends are dumped in a children's day-care center after their owner, Andy, (now a young adult,) departs for college.

Coming: June 18th
Trailer HERE
Teaser HERE

Friday, October 09, 2009

Oh My God (Movie Watch)

In every corner of the world, there’s one question that can never be definitively answered, yet stirs up equal parts passion, curiosity, self-reflection & often wild imagination: “What is God?” Filmmaker Peter Rodger explores this profound, age-old query in this provocative non-fiction feature. This visual odyssey travels the globe with a revealing lens examining the idea of God through the minds & eyes of various religions, cultures, everyday people, spiritual leaders & celebrities. The goal: to give the viewer the personal, visceral experience of some kind of reasonable, meaningful definition of one of the most used—some might say overused—word in most every language.

Trailer HERE

As Seen Through These Eyes (Movie Watch)

As Maya Angelou narrates this powerful documentary, she reveals the story of a brave group of people who fought Hitler with the only weapons they had: charcoal, pencil stubs, shreds of paper & memories etched in their minds. These artists took their fate into their own hands to make a compelling statement about the human spirit, enduring against unimaginable odds.

Trailers HERE

Bad Robot (Movie Watch)

Soon every house will have a robot helper. Don't worry, your kids are perfectly safe.

Coming: 2010
Concept Teaser HERE

Tuesday, October 06, 2009

A Prophet (Movie Watch)

A young Arab man named Malik El Djebena is sent to a French prison where he becomes involved in a world he may or may not be ready for, but without time to think about his abilities to survive, survival is the only option he has.

US Trailer HERE
Trailer HERE
Teaser 1 HERE
Teaser 2 HERE
Teaser 3 HERE

Splice (Clip Release)

Clive & Elsa are young, brilliant & ambitious. The new animal species they engineered have made them rebel superstars of the scientific world. In secret, they introduce human DNA into the experiment. The result is something that is greater than the sum of its parts: a female animal-human hybrid that may be a step up on the evolutionary ladder. They think they may have created the perfect organism but could they have destroyed themselves & the rest of humanity?

Trailer HERE

Friday, October 02, 2009

The Messenger (Movie Watch)

Will Montgomery is a U.S. Army officer just returned from a tour in Iraq assigned to the Army's Casualty Notification service. Partnered with fellow officer Tony Stone to bear the bad news to the loved ones of fallen soldiers, Will faces the challenge of completing his mission while seeking to find comfort and healing back on the home front. When he finds himself drawn to Olivia, to whom he has just delivered the news of her husband's death.

Trailer HERE

Up In The Air (Trailer Release)

Ryan Bingham is a corporate downsizing expert - someone who fires people for a living - whose cherished life on the road is threatened by young hotshot just as he is on the cusp of reaching ten million frequent flyer miles and after he's met the frequent-traveler woman he never thought he'd meet.

Coming: Dec 4th
Trailer HERE
Teaser HERE

The Crazies (Graded)

A plane crashing & letting loose a biological weapon gone awry is only the start of problems for a little town in Iowa. Bouts of insanity in the populace are leading to murder and rioting, until the US Army turns up - and things really start going to hell.

Grade: B +
Trailer HERE

Thursday, October 01, 2009

Date Night (Movie Watch)

A married couple's efforts to be people they're not — for at least one glamorous night — lead to a real case of mistaken identity, a Mob effort to kill them and an Odyssean getaway through New York City's nightscape.

Coming: Soon
Trailer Coming Soon

Rampage (Movie Watch)

A man with a thirst for revenge builds a full body armor from Kevlar & goes on a killing spree to clean out society.

Coming: 2009
Trailer HERE