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January
January 1

Resident Evil: Extinction [2007] [R] - 4.9.4
The saga of a virus that turns human beings into flesh hungry, zombie-like creatures continues in this installment, with Milla Jovovich reprising her role as the protector of un-infected humanity. This time she is carrying the antidote to the virus in her blood and a crazed scientist is after her. Also with Oded Fehr, Mike Epps, Iain Glen and Ali Larter. Directed by Russell Mulcahy. [1:35]

War [2007] [R] - 7.9.8
Jet Li stars as a rogue assassin who's determined to start a war between the Chinese and Japanese crime families, and Jason Statham co-stars as an FBI agent determined to track him down in order to avenge the brutal murder of his partner. Also with Devon Aoki, Nicholas Elia and Luis Guzman. Directed by Philip G. Atwell. [1:31]

September Dawn [2006] [R] - 5.8.2
Against the backdrop of the 1857 massacre of a wagon train of Utah-bound settlers by a Mormon group, unfolds the love story between the son of a Mormon bishop and the daughter of a settler. Inspired by actual events. With Trent Ford, John Voight, Terence Stamp, Taylor Handley, Lolita Davidovich and Tamara Hope. Directed by Christopher Cain. [1:51]

Shoot 'Em Up [2007] [R] - 8.10.6
Clive Owen stars as a hardboiled stranger who ends up helping deliver a baby, and decides to protect it from an army of assassins led by Paul Giamatti, who want to harvest baby bone marrow. Monica Bellucci costars as a lactating prostitute who's recruited to help with the rescue. Also with Greg Bryk and Jane McLean. Directed by Michael Davis. [1:33]

January 8

3:10 to Yuma [2007] [R] - 4.7.5
Remake of the eponymous 1957 western, about a struggling beef rancher (Christian Bale), who volunteers to escort a notorious stagecoach robber (Russell Crowe) to the 3:10 train to Yuma Prison for a $200 reward. While the odds are against him, the rancher is determined to complete his commission. Also with Logan Lerman, Dallas Roberts, Ben Foster, Peter Fonda, Gretchen Mol, and Alan Tudyk. Directed by James Mangold. [2:00]

Death Sentence [2007] [R] - 2.8.10
Kevin Bacon stars as the father of a teenage boy who becomes the victim in an initiation killing when they stop at a gas station in a seedy part of town. After identifying his son's murderer and agreeing to testify in his trial, he discovers that the best he can hope for is to keep him in jail for only a few years. Transformed by grief and unable to comprehend the meager punishment he becomes a vigilante, bent on destroying the people who destroyed his life. Also with Aisha Tyler, Kelly Preston, Stuart Lafferty, Garrett Hedlund and John Goodman. Directed by James Wan. [1:50]

Sunshine [2007] [R] - 0.7.5
Sci-fi film taking place around 2057: Life on earth may be coming to an end when it becomes evident that the sun is dying. There seems to be no solution, until a group of scientists creates a bomb that can be used to re-ignite the sun. A spaceship with a crew of eight men and women is launched, after the first attempt, 7 years earlier, ended in disaster. But the new mission is threatened by accidents and paranoia. With Michelle Yeoh, Cillian Murphy, Chris Evans, Troy Garity and Rose Byrne. Directed by Danny Boyle. [1:48]

Dragon Wars [2007] [PG-13] - 2.6.3
Fantasy taking place in modern-day California about a young woman who can transform a legendary giant serpent into a dragon if she's willing to sacrifice herself. Her reincarnated boyfriend and an elderly mentor help her against the forces of evil, which want to make her their own ally. With Jason Behr, Amanda Brooks, Robert Forster, Chris Mulkey and Elizabeth Peña. Directed by Hyung-rae Shim. [1:40]

Golden Door [2006] [PG-13] - 7.4.2
Italian film taking place in the beginning of the 20th century, chronicling the perilous journey of a Sicilian family as they cross the Atlantic by steamship, dreaming of going through the "golden door" of Ellis Island and into America, a mysterious land of plenty. Along the way, they meet an English woman traveling alone but in need of a male companion. With Charlotte Gainsbourg, Vincenzo Amato, Aurora Quattrocchi, Vincent Schiavelli and Francesco Casisa. Directed by Emanuele Crialese. In Italian with English subtitles. [1:52]

January 15

Good Luck Chuck [2007] [R] - 9.4.6
A man (Dane Cook) comes to the realization that he may not be able to have a long-lasting romantic relationship with anyone because of a curse placed on him by a girl with whom he refused to have sex when he was a teenager. However, all of his ex-girlfriends seem to end up finding their perfect match right after breaking up with him. Suddenly he becomes popular with women who want to date him and dump him so they can then find the man of their dreams, while he falls deeply in love with a woman (Jessica Alba) he's desperate not to lose. Also with Dan Fogler, Michelle Harrison and Ellia English. Directed by Mark Helfrich. [1:36]

Mr. Woodcock [2007] [PG-13] - 6.4.5
A young man (Seann William Scott) who's become a success by writing a best-selling self-help book about letting go of the past, can't seem to let go of his own past when he returns to his home town and discovers that the man who was his abusive grade school gym teacher (Billy Bob Thornton) is now dating his mother (Susan Sarandon). Also with Kurt Fuller and Amy Poehler. Directed by Craig Gillespie. [1:27]

January 22

The Game Plan [2007] [PG] - 2.3.0
A celebrated quarterback (Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson) is enjoying life as a committed bachelor, but finds himself thrown into daddy duty when a little girl shows up on his doorstep claiming to be his daughter. After stumbling through a few mistakes that land him on the front pages of the tabloids, he realizes that the most important thing in his life is his daughter. Also with Madison Pettis, Roselyn Sanchez, Kyra Sedgwick, Morris Chestnut and Brian J. White. Directed by Andy Fickman. [1:50]

Saw IV [2007] [R] - 7.10.10
Jigsaw and his apprentice are apparently dead, but the murders continue, with a lot more torture. Meanwhile FBI profilers help the police unravel the grisly puzzles. With Scott Patterson, Tobin Bell, Shawnee Smith, Costas Mandylor and Justin Louis. Directed by Darren Lynn Bousman. [1:35]

January 29

Invasion [2007] [PG-13] - 3.6.4
Nicole Kidman and Daniel Craig star in the fourth film based on Jack Finney's sci-fi novel "Invasion of the Body Snatchers": An extraterrestrial super virus begins to take over humanity as a victim's DNA is modified, creating a person that looks the same as before but with a strikingly different personality. Also with Jeremy Northam, Jeffrey Wright and Jackson Bond. Directed by Oliver Hirschbiegel. [1:36]

Rocket Science [2007] [R] - 7.3.5
A New Jersey high school boy with a speech impediment is recruited to be a debate team member by a classmate, with whom he quickly becomes infatuated. Initially thrilled, he's determined to get rid of his stutter, but soon realizes that he may be but a cog in an ambitious plot to win the state debate championship. With Reece Thompson, Anna Kendrick, Vincent Piazza, Nicholas D'Agosto and Aaron Yoo. Directed by Jeff Blitz. [1:38]

Daddy Day Camp [2007] [PG] - 3.3.3
The successful Daddy Day Care business is carried over to summer day camp when one of the owners remembers what a horrible camping experience he had as a boy and wants to prevent his young son from suffering the same disappointment. But without any knowledge of the outdoors and with decrepit facilities, the experience proves near catastrophic. With Cuba Gooding Jr., Lochlyn Munro, Paul Rae, Richard Gant and Spencir Bridges. Directed by Fred Savage. [1:25]

Feel the Noise [2007] [PG-13] - 6.4.5
An aspiring Harlem rapper is arrested for theft, and ends up being sent to Puerto Rico to stay with his father, whom he doesn't know. Inspired by Reggaetón, a blend of hip-hop, reggae and Latin beats, he realizes his dream of making his own music. With Omari Grandberry, Giancarlo Esposito, Victor Rasuk, Charles Duckworth and James McCaffrey. Directed by Alejandro Chomski. [1:26]

February
February 5

Elizabeth: The Golden Age [2007] [PG-13] - 5.7.3
Cate Blanchett reprises her role as Elizabeth I: It is 1585, just before the attack against England by the Spanish Armada, led by King Philip II, who's determined to restore England to Catholicism after the beheading of Mary Queen of Scots. Treason and plotting are the coins of the realm, while the decisive Queen must manage to save both her throne and her new empire. Also with Geoffrey Rush, Clive Owen, Abbie Cornish and Jordi Molla. Directed by Shekhar Kapur. [1:54]

The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford [2007] [R] - 4.7.4
Western about the last days of Jesse James (Brad Pitt). Along with his brother Frank, Jesse is the only other James who's not dead or in prison, and so has to enlist the help of outsiders in order to continue robbing. While he also has to battle all those who are trying to capture him and collect a reward, he doesn't realize that the real danger to his life may lurk closer to him. Also with Casey Affleck, Sam Shepard, Mary-Louise Parker, Jeremy Renner. Directed by Andrew Dominik. [2:40]

The Brave One [2007] [R] - 6.8.7
A NYC radio show host (Jodie Foster) turns into a vigilante after she and her fiancé (Naveen Andrews) are brutally attacked in Central Park. While the entire city is intrigued by this night prowler who seems to be cleaning up the streets in her own way, a detective (Terrence Howard) is hot on her trail. Also with Mary Steenburgen and Jane Adams. Directed by Neil Jordan. [2:02]

Across the Universe [2007] [PG-13] - 7.5.5
A musical set during the turbulent 1960s and the Vietnam War and told through many Beatles songs performed by different characters: The story is about a Princeton dropout, his younger sister, and a ship welder from Liverpool who's looking for his father in America. All end up in New York City. With Evan Rachel Wood, Martin Luther, Dana Fuchs, Jim Sturgess and T.V. Carpio. Directed by Julie Taymor. [2:13]

The Jane Austen Book Club [2007] [PG-13] - 5.3.5
Six California women create a book club as a way of getting over the trials and tribulations of romantic disappointment, and Jane Austen is their author of choice. While analyzing the characters' motivations and the sloppiness of life and love they realize the answers to some of their own frustrations. With Maria Bello, Jimmy Smits, Emily Blunt, Kathy Baker and Amy Brenneman. Directed by Robin Swicord. [1:46]

Feast of Love [2007] [R] - 8.6.6
When a man's (Greg Kinnear) wife (Selma Blair) leaves him for another woman he is thrown into emotional turmoil. He recovers, or so he thinks, when he meets another woman (Radha Mitchell) and after a whirlwind affair they marry, only to divorce because she is unable to break off a love affair with another man (Billy Burke). Morgan Freeman is in the wings, watching and predicting each development, while not participating or advising. Also with Jane Alexander and Alexa Davalos. Directed by Robert Benton. [1:42]

February 12

No Reservations [2007] [PG] - 4.3.3
A perfectionist chef (Catherine Zeta-Jones) is so paranoid she's unable to trust anyone and suspects everyone who might threaten her position. When her sister dies in a car accident and she is left to care for her young niece (Abigail Breslin) she struggles with the day-to-day complications of childcare and career, until a charming sous chef (Aaron Eckhart) is hired to help in her kitchen. Initial resistance gives way to love. Also with Patricia Clarkson and Jennifer Wade. Directed by Scott Hicks. [1:45]

Why Did I Get Married? [2007] [PG-13] - 5.3.4
Several married couples meet once a year and go on vacation together to ask themselves the question, Why did I get married? In the process they remind themselves why they continue to love each other and stay together. But their most recent vacation is cut short by secrets about each of the relationships that are suddenly revealed. The new question then becomes, Why should I stay married? With Tyler Perry, Janet Jackson, Sharon Leal, Jill Scott and Denise Boutte. Directed by Tyler Perry. [1:58]

In the Shadow of the Moon [2007] [PG] - 0.2.1
In this documentary astronauts Edwin E. "Buzz" Aldrin, Alan Bean, James Lovell, Eugene Cernan, Edgar Mitchell and Michael Collins are among the men who recount their memories of space missions in the Apollo program, between 1968 and 1972. Directed by David Sington. [1:36]

Becoming Jane [2007] [PG] - 4.4.1
Anne Hathaway stars as a young Jane Austen, an author and independent thinker in 1795, an era when women are expected to keep to their place. She also refuses an arranged marriage that could save her parents from poverty, and intends to marry for love. Also with James Cromwell, Maggie Smith, Julie Waters, Jessica Ashworth, Anna Maxwell Martin, Laurence Fox, Ian Richardson, and Joe Anderson. Directed by Julian Jarrold. [1:52]

Gone Baby Gone [2007] [R] - 5.7.10
A young girl goes missing when she's left unattended by her alcoholic mother, and the city of Boston becomes outraged. The police chief (Morgan Freeman), whose own daughter had been abducted and murdered several years earlier, leads the investigative team, but the girl's family also hires two young local private detectives (Casey Affleck and Michelle Monaghan) to get to the truth. They soon discover that nothing is what it seems. Also with Ed Harris, John Ashton and Amy Ryan. Directed by Ben Affleck. [1:55]

We Own the Night [2007] [R] - 7.7.10
Joaquin Phoenix stars as a man who's related to a long line of distinguished New York cops but wants nothing to do with law enforcement, and instead manages a very successful Brooklyn nightclub owned by the Russian mob. Unbeknownst to him, the gangsters manufacture and deal drugs through the club and when he is asked by his police captain father (Robert Duvall) and his brother (Mark Wahlberg), who is the head of the police task force, to help them find evidence, he's forced to take sides. Also with Eva Mendes and Alex Veadov. Directed by James Gray. [1:57]

Martian Child [2007] [PG] - 2.2.3
A science fiction writer (John Cusack) is trying to deal with grief after the death of his wife, and decides to pursue her dream of adopting a child. When he meets an orphan boy that nobody wants because he believes he is from Mars and is on a mission to study human behavior, he isn't so sure he is cut out to be his surrogate father, but he wants to try nevertheless. A series of strange events does make him wonder whether the boy's extraordinary claim may be true. Also with Amanda Peet, Joan Cusack, Sophie Okonedo and Oliver Platt. Directed by Menno Meyjes. [1:48]

February 19

Michael Clayton [2007] [R] - 4.5.6
George Clooney stars as a man referred to as a "janitor" and a "fixer" since he works for a law firm cleaning up messy situations that involve powerful corporations. His most recent task is to find out why the lead attorney defending a large chemical company is instead preparing briefs that prove his client is indeed guilty of knowingly using poisonous chemicals that have killed several people. Also with Tom Wilkinson, Tilda Swinton, Sydney Pollack and Pamela Gray. Directed by Tony Gilroy. [2:00]

American Gangster [2007] [R] - 8.9.10
In 1970s New Jersey, detective Richie Roberts (Russell Crowe) investigates the elusive Frank Lucas (Denzel Washington), a heroin kingpin whose innovative business strategies revolutionized the drug trade. Having traveled to Asia's Golden Triangle in order to make connections, Lucas used the coffins of soldiers killed in Vietnam to smuggle heroin into the U.S. Also with Chiwetel Ejiofor, Josh Brolin, Ted Levine and Lymari Nadal. Directed by Ridley Scott. [2:37]

Margot at the Wedding [2007] [R] - 7.5.8
Nicole Kidman plays an acerbic writer of short stories who appears unsure of the direction of her life, and she decides to take her teenage son and show up at the wedding of her estranged sister (Jennifer Jason Leigh). Arguments ensue immediately, and dark secrets come to the surface, amidst accusations of betrayal. Also with Jack Black, John Turturro and Flora Cross. Directed by Noah Baumbach. [1:31]

Lust, Caution [2007] [NC-17] - 10.7.5
WWII drama that takes place in Shanghai during the Japanese occupation of China: A young woman is recruited by the Chinese resistance movement that wants to assassinate a Chinese man who's collaborating with the Japanese, and is responsible for the capture and torture of many members of the resistance. Her mission is to seduce him and lure him to a place where he can be killed. With Tang Wei, Tony Leung Chiu-wai, Wang Lee Hom, Joan Chen and Chih-ying Chu. Directed by Ang Lee. In Mandarin with English subtitles. [2:37]

Rendition [2007] [R] - 4.7.5
An Egyptian-born chemical engineer disappears during a routine business trip and his American wife (Reese Witherspoon) soon realizes that he was abducted by the CIA and sent outside the U.S. so that he can be tortured, after he was mistaken for a terrorist suspect. While she tries to find a way to get her husband back, she runs into a mountain of red tape that was created in the name of national security. Also with Omar Metwally, Jake Gyllenhaal, Peter Sarsgaard, Meryl Streep and Alan Arkin. Directed by Gavin Hood. [2:02]

In the Valley of Elah [2007] [R] - 8.8.7
Tommy Lee Jones receives a call late one night informing him that his son who was a soldier in Iraq has returned stateside but has gone AWOL. Not even knowing that his son has returned, he begins to unravel secrets and half-truths that lead him to discover the psychological damage that is done to young people when they are thrown into a war environment. Also with Charlize Theron, Jason Patric, Susan Sarandon and Jonathan Tucker. Directed by Paul Haggis. [2:00]

February 26

The Darjeeling Limited [2007] [R] - 6.5.6
Three brothers (Owen Wilson, Jason Schwartzman and Adrien Brody) who have not spoken to each other in a year, travel across India on a "spiritual adventure" that they hope will re-unite them as brothers. Also with Camilla Rutherford, Anjelica Huston and Amara Karan. Directed by Wes Anderson. [1:31]

30 Days of Night [2007] [R] - 1.10.6
Horror movie taking place in the northernmost town in the U.S., a small and isolated town in Alaska, where during the winter there are 30 days of continuous darkness. While the townspeople are used to this event, they are shocked to discover a group of flesh-eating creatures that use the lack of light as an opportunity to feast on them. With Josh Hartnett, Melissa George, Danny Huston, Jon Bennett and Ben Foster. Directed by David Slade. [2:08]

Beowulf [2007] [PG-13] - 6.8.4
CGI animated feature based on the Norse epic poem about the hero who saved a Danish kingdom from a monstrous creature, which was killing and terrifying the people: After dispatching the creature, Beowulf becomes the new king, but the creature's ruthless and seductive mother will use any means to ensure revenge. With the voices of Ray Winstone, Anthony Hopkins, John Malkovich, Robin Wright Penn, Brendan Gleeson and Angelina Jolie. Directed by Robert Zemeckis. [1:53]

Death at a Funeral [2007] [R] - 4.5.7
A British family at odds with one another gather for a funeral arranged by the deceased's son Daniel (Matthew MacFadyen), who does not expect any help from his famous-novelist brother Robert (Rupert Graves). When an unexpected guest turns up as the dead man's gay lover (Peter Dinklage), and amid a haze of hallucinogens, the family has to deal with blackmail, jealousy and each other. Also with Alan Tudyk, Daisy Donovan, Jane Asher and Keeley Hawes. Directed by Frank Oz. [1:30]

March
March 4

Into the Wild [2007] [R] - 8.6.6
Based on the true story of Christopher McCandless, a 22-year-old man who having grown tired of his dysfunctional family, decides to disappear on a cross-country trek from West Virginia to Alaska. Finally he surrenders himself to the wilderness, seeking freedom and simplicity, but also discovers that nature's beauty hides many dangers. With Emile Hirsch, Marcia Gay Harden, William Hurt, Hal Holbrook and Catherine Keener. Directed by Sean Penn. [2:20]

Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium [2007] [G] - 0.2.1
A toy store of wondrous secrets, owned by a rather eccentric man named Mr. Magorium (Dustin Hoffman), is changing hands, and the woman (Natalie Portman) who has been chosen to take over is unsure of her ability to keep the magic alive. When she decides it's too much for her, she puts the store up for sale. Also with Jason Bateman, Zachary Mills and Ted Ludzik. Directed by Zach Helm. [1:34]

Things We Lost in the Fire [2007] [R] - 5.4.6
Halle Berry stars as a woman who's struggling to come to terms with the murder of her husband (David Duchovny) and while seeking solace she invites his lifelong best friend (Benicio Del Toro), who's a recovering heroin addict, to live in her renovated garage. Also with Alexis Llewellyn and Micah Berry. Directed by Susanne Bier. [1:58]

Awake [2007] [R] - 6.7.7
A wealthy young man (Hayden Christensen) who suffers from heart disease and is waiting for a heart transplant, is in love with his mother's (Lena Olin) personal assistant (Jessica Alba) but is afraid that his mother will disown him if they get married. When the young couple elopes, a heart also becomes available and the young man is whisked off for surgery. However, the anesthesia does not put him under and he remains completely conscious while paralyzed and incapable of communicating with anyone; he also realizes that there is something sinister going on. Also with Terrence Howard and Sam Robards. Directed by Joby Harold. [1:24]

March 11

No Country for Old Men [2007] [R] - 1.9.5
Ethan & Joel Coen direct this screen adaptation of the eponymous Cormac McCarthy novel: It's the early 1980s and in West Texas a psychopathic killer (Javier Bardem) is looking for a briefcase full of money, while the local man (Josh Brolin) who found the money after stumbling onto a drug deal gone bad, is trying to make sure he's not discovered. Also with Tommy Lee Jones, Woody Harrelson, Kelly Macdonald, Beth Grant and Garret Dillahunt. [2:02]

Dan In Real Life [2007] [PG-13] - 4.3.3
A widower (Steve Carell) with three daughters has devoted himself to them, while his family thinks it's time for him to move on and tries to get him to date again. But when he meets a woman (Juliette Binoche) in a local bookstore and is instantly smitten, he doesn't realize that she is in a relationship already, with his brother (Dane Cook). Also with John Mahoney and Emily Blunt. Directed by Peter Hedges. [1:38]

Bee Movie [2007] [PG] - 2.2.2
Jerry Seinfeld provides the voice for Barry Benson, a New York bee, fresh out of college, who is disillusioned at his only possible career choice: making honey. After he strikes up a friendship with a human, he explores the world of humans and is shocked to discover that humans are mass consumers of honey. That's when he decides to sue the human race for stealing the bees' honey. Also with the voices of Annette Bening, Chris Rock, Renee Zellweger, Oprah Winfrey, Ray Liotta, Larry King, Mark Moseley and Rip Torn. Directed by Stephen Hickner & Simon J. Smith. [1:30]

Hitman [2007] [R] - 6.8.6
Action film based on the eponymous video game, about a professional assassin (Timothy Olyphant) who's been trained from a young age to fulfill his missions with efficiency and without questions. However, when his most recent assignment goes awry, he becomes the target and in trying to find out what's going on he also begins to develop tender feelings for a young woman. Also with Dougray Scott, Olga Kurylenko, Robert Knepper and Ulrich Thomsen. Directed by Xavier Gens. [1:40]

August Rush [2007] [PG] - 2.4.3
"August Rush" is the stage name of an 11-year-old musical prodigy (Freddie Highmore), who lives in an orphanage. His parents, an Irish rock guitarist (Jonathan Rhys Meyers) and a virtuoso cellist (Keri Russell), don't know he's alive, and are not together, but the boy feels certain that if he makes enough great music, his parents will be able to find him. Meanwhile, he runs away and ends up under the care of an aging street performer Wizard (Robin Williams) who takes advantage of his talent to make money. Directed by Kirsten Sheridan. [1:53]

Sleuth [2007] [R] - 5.5.7
Remake of the eponymous 1972 thriller, with Michael Caine assuming the role of the famous middle-aged detective novelist who begins a two-man battle of wits with an unemployed actor (Jude Law). The younger man is having an affair with his wife, and the cat and mouse game between the two men eventually devolves into violence. Also with Harold Pinter. Directed by Kenneth Branagh. [1:26]

Nancy Drew [2007] [PG] - 2.3.1
Nancy Drew (Emma Roberts) is a resourceful teenager, who's obsessed with solving mysteries. While well-liked and respected as an amateur detective in her small, idyllic hometown, she and her father move to Los Angeles, and she vows to stop sleuthing so that he won't have to worry about her. But she is hard pressed to live up to her promise, especially since they have moved into the house of a late actress who died under very mysterious circumstances. Also with Tate Donovan, Barry Bostwick, Laura Elena Harring and Josh Flitter. Directed by Andrew Fleming. [1:39]

March 18

Atonement [2007] [R] - 7.8.6
Set in 1935, the disastrous effects of a lie are played out in the lives of a young man and a young woman (James McAvoy and Keira Knightley), who are in love but are kept from finding happiness together. Also with Saoirse Ronan, Brenda Blethyn and Vanessa Redgrave. Directed by Joe Wright. [2:02]

I Am Legend [2007] [PG-13] - 2.7.3
Sci-fi film based on a 1954 Richard Matheson novel, that was filmed several times before: Will Smith stars as a virologist that has somehow escaped a virus epidemic -- created by a virus which was supposed to cure cancer. He seems to be the last man in a devastated New York City, which has been taken over by a humanity that has mutated into carnivorous night dwellers. Also with Alice Braga, Dash Mihok, Salli Richardson-Whitfield and Charlie Tahan. Directed by Francis Lawrence. [1:40]

Enchanted [2007] [PG] - 3.2.1
An animated princess thinks she has found her true love, in classic fairy tale fashion, but her prince's evil stepmother is determined to stop the wedding and sends the princess to modern New York City, where she is transformed into a real human being (Amy Adams). While she waits for her prince (James Marsden) to come rescue her, she meets a cynical divorce attorney (Patrick Dempsey) who's captivated by her innocence. Also with Susan Sarandon, Idina Menzel and Timothy Spall. Directed by Kevin Lima. [1:48]

Love in the Time of Cholera [2007] [R] - 9.4.5
Adaptation of the Gabriel García Márquez novel of unrequited love set in Columbia during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. A young man falls deeply in love with a young woman, but is heartbroken when her father will not permit the match and she ends up marrying another man. The spurned lover vows to wait for her until her husband dies and ends up waiting for over 50 years, while in an effort to numb the pain he engages in numerous sexual encounters with women who mean nothing to him. With Javier Bardem, Giovanna Mezzogiorno, Benjamin Bratt, Catalina Sandino Moreno and John Leguizamo. Directed by Mike Newell. [2:19]

March 25

The Kite Runner [2007] [PG-13] - 6.6.3
An Afghani man (Khalid Abdalla) now living in America, remembers growing up in Afghanistan at a time when children took great pleasure in kite flying, before the Taliban took power and banned the activity. When he returns after receiving a call from an old friend, he finds a place very different from the one he used to call home, although the Taliban have ostensibly lost their hold over the country. Based on the international best-seller by Khaled Hosseini. Also with Shaun Toub, Nasser Memarzia, Said Taghmaoui and Atossa Leoni. Directed by Marc Forster. [2:02]

April
April 1

Sweeney Todd: Demon Barber of Fleet Street [2007] [R] - 4.10.3
Johnny Depp stars as the eponymous 19th century London barber, who returns to Fleet Street from jail, after being falsely accused and convicted by a lecherous judge (Alan Rickman). Obsessed with avenging himself, he sets up shop and uses his razors to dispatch his patrons, whose bodies his neighbor (Helena Bonham Carter) uses as the main ingredient for her meat pies. Also with Sacha Baron Cohen and Timothy Spall. Directed by Tim Burton. [1:57]

Alvin and the Chipmunks [2007] [PG] - 2.3.2
Live-action/CGI production about the three famous singing chipmunks, based on the original 1961 TV cartoon: The three chipmunk brothers with the squeaky voices, Alvin, Simon, and Theodore, become international pop sensations after being adopted by struggling songwriter (Jason Lee). Also with Cameron Richardson, Jane Lynch, David Cross and Justin Long. Directed by Tim Hill. [1:31]

April 8

There Will Be Blood [2007] [R] - 3.7.3
Daniel Day-Lewis stars as a silver prospector in the late 1800s who strikes oil and becomes wealthy by buying up petroleum-rich but un-farmable land in Texas from poor farmers. However, he soon discovers that wealth and power do not guarantee a happy life. Also with Ciaran Hinds, Dillon Freasier, Kevin J. O'Connor, Russell Harvard and Paul Dano. Directed by Paul Thomas Anderson. [2:38]

Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story [2007] [R] - 8.6.7
Rock 'n Roll satire, about fictional songwriter and singer Dewey Cox (John C. Reilly), who outdid Elvis and every other real music star in drugs, sex, and hard living: he slept with hundreds of women, married three, had 22 children and 14 stepchildren, and became addicted to every known drug. Also with Tim Meadows, Kirstin Wiig, Jenna Fischer and Jack Black. Directed by Jake Kasdan. [1:36]

The Water Horse: Legend of the Deep [2007] [PG] - 1.4.2
A young Scottish boy (Alex Etel) waiting for his father to return from war finds a mysterious egg on the beach. When the egg hatches a water creature that grows rapidly the boy decides that the only safe place for it is in the nearby loch. Unfortunately, it is difficult for the boy to protect the creature from men whose first reaction to fear is violence. Also with Emily Watson, Ben Chaplin, David Morrissey and Geraldine Brophy. Directed by Jay Russell. [1:51]

Lions for Lambs [2007] [R] - 1.5.6
Two young men whose convictions drive them to enlist in the Army are sent to the Afghan mountains as part of the first wave of a new initiative that a young senator (Tom Cruise) believes will turn the tide on the war against the Taliban. Their decision has a strong emotional impact on the professor (Robert Redford) who inspired their decision to join the military, as well as the senior reporter (Meryl Streep) who was enlisted to sell the plan to the public. Also with Michael Pena and Derek Luke. Directed by Robert Redford. [1:32]

Resurrecting the Champ [2007] [PG-13] - 4.7.5
Josh Hartnett stars as a struggling sports reporter who rescues a former boxing champion (Samuel L. Jackson) who's living on the streets, and soon discovers that the homeless man is, in fact, a boxing legend that was believed to have died. The opportunity to resurrect the champ's story turns into a personal journey as the reporter examines his own life and his relationship with his family, and particularly his six-year-old son. Also with Teri Hatcher, Alan Alda and Kathryn Morris. Directed by Rod Lurie. [1:51]

April 15

Juno [2007] [PG-13] - 6.3.5
A 16-year-old girl (Ellen Page), disillusioned by the breakdown of relationships she sees around her decides to experiment by having sex with her best friend (Michael Cera). When she becomes pregnant she decides to carry the baby to term and have it adopted by an affluent couple (Jennifer Garner and Jason Bateman). But getting through each day becomes a challenge despite the support of her family. Also with Olivia Thirlby and Allison Janney. Directed by Jason Reitman. [1:31]

Before the Devil Knows You're Dead [2007] [R] - 8.7.10
Two brothers (Philip Seymour Hoffman and Ethan Hawke) who are short on money decide that robbing their parents' jewelry store in a suburb of New York may be the perfect crime. However, when the robbery attempt is horribly bungled, their lives begin to unravel. Also with Albert Finney, Marisa Tomei, and Aleksa Palladino. Directed by Sidney Lumet. [1:57]

AVPR: Aliens vs Predator - Requiem [2007] [R] - 5.9.5
The Alien and Predator monsters from the two film franchises meet on Earth once more and duke it out over planetary domination. This time the victims are the residents of an unsuspecting Colorado town. With Steven Pasquale, Reiko Aylesworth, John Ortiz, Johnny Lewis, Ariel Gade and Kristen Hager. Directed by Colin Strause and Greg Strause. [1:26]

Lars and the Real Girl [2007] [PG-13] - 3.1.2
Shy and withdrawn, Lars Lindstrom (Ryan Gosling) has a boring office job, a dark apartment in a garage behind his childhood home, and generally a lonely, bleak existence. But when he introduces his new companion, Bianca, to his family and townspeople, they are shocked to realize that she is a life-sized doll. However, they accept his delusion in order to bring him back from the edge of insanity. Also with Emily Mortimer, Patricia Clarkson, Kelli Garner and Paul Schneider. Directed by Craig Gillespie. [1:46]

April 22

Charlie Wilson's War [2007] [R] - 6.5.8
Tom Hanks stars as Charlie Wilson, a Texas congressman who initiated the U.S.'s support for the ill-equipped mujahideen who resisted the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan in the early 1980s. With the help of a rogue CIA agent, Wilson managed to persuade the CIA to train and arm the fighters, who eventually morphed into the Al Qaeda. Based on George Crile's book. Also with Julia Roberts, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Amy Adams and Shiri Appleby. Directed by Mike Nichols. [1:37]

Cloverfield [2008] [PG-13] - 4.6.5
Seen entirely through the lens of a handheld video camera, five young New Yorkers try to survive an attack on Manhattan by a huge monster whose origins cannot be determined. With Lizzy Caplan, Jessica Lucas, T.J. Miller, Michael Stahl-David, Mike Vogel and Odette Yustman. Directed by Matt Reeves. [1:30]

The Savages [2007] [R] - 7.5.5
A brother and sister (Philip Seymour Hoffman and Laura Linney) who are already struggling with their own complicated lives are forced to deal with the care of their aging father (Philip Bosco), who suffers from dementia. As they come to terms with the guilt of placing him in a nursing home they also realize they must prepare themselves for his death. Also with Peter Friedman, Gbenga Akinnagbe. Directed by Tamara Jenkins. [1:53]

One Missed Call [2008] [PG-13] - 4.7.4
A young woman (Shannyn Sossamon), traumatized by witnessing the deaths of two friends due to what seems like freak accidents, becomes convinced that their deaths are linked to strange phone calls they each received that recorded the last moment of their lives. Also with Edward Burns, Ana Claudia Talancon, Ray Wise, Azura Skye, Johnny Lewis, Jason Beghe, Margaret Cho and Meagan Good. Directed by Eric Valette. [1:27]

he Orphanage [2007] [R] - 2.7.5
A woman (Belén Rueda) who grew up in an orphanage returns to transform it into a home for mentally challenged children. But shortly after arriving there are strange occurrences involving her young son (Roger Príncep) and his imaginary friends that lead her to believe there is something supernatural affecting the house. Also with Fernando Cayo, Mabel Rivera, Montserrat Carulla, Edgar Vivar and Geraldine Chaplin. Directed by Juan Antonio Bayona. In Spanish with English subtitles. [1:45]

April 29

27 Dresses [2008] [PG-13] - 5.3.5
Katherine Heigl stars as a woman who's good at taking care of everyone but herself: she's a career bridesmaid who spends her time helping others get down the aisle. That is until she is asked to help plan the wedding of her baby sister (Malin Akerman) who is engaged to the man she has been secretly in love with. Also with James Marsden, Edward Burns and Melora Hardin. Directed by Anne Fletcher. [1:47]

The Golden Compass [2007] [PG-13] - 1.6.2
Fantasy adventure based on Philip Pullman's novel "The Golden Compass," the first book in his "Dark Material" trilogy, about an alternate universe where people's souls are animals that live outside the human body. Humanity is controlled by a governing body of men who have determined that free will, free thought and the influence of knowledge-carrying particles from parallel universes are the enemies of a unified, obedient society. With Nicole Kidman, Daniel Craig, Dakota Blue Richards, Ben Walker, Eva Green, Jim Carter, Sam Elliott, Ian McKellan and Freddie Highmore. Directed by Chris Weitz. [1:58]

The Diving Bell and the Butterfly [2007] [PG-13] - 6.4.4
The true story of Jean-Dominique Bauby (Mathieu Amalric), the editor of Elle magazine who at the age of 42 suffered a severe stroke that left him with the use of only one eye and eyelid. But with the help of very patient assistants he managed to dictate his story simply by blinking. Also with Emmanuelle Seigner, Marie-Josée Croze, Anne Consigny, Patrick Chesnais, Niels Arestrup, Olatz López Garmendia, Jean-Pierre Cassel, Marina Hands, Max von Sydow, Isaach De Bankolé and Emma de Caunes. In French with English subtitles. Directed by Julian Schnabel. [1:52]


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May

May 6

I'm Not There [2007] [R] - 7.5.6
Surrealistic Bob Dylan biopic, acted out by different actors representing the different elements of his personality throughout his life. With Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett, Richard Gere, Heath Ledger and Ben Whishaw. Directed by Todd Haynes. [2:15]

P.S. I Love You [2007] [PG-13] - 4.3.5
Hilary Swank and Gerard Butler star as a couple that's just gotten married, when he's diagnosed with an incurable disease. When she becomes a widow and she struggles with coping with grief and with life on her own, she also begins receiving letters left by her dead husband that help her make choices that will allow her to move on with her life. Also with Lisa Kudrow, Gina Gershon, Kathy Bates, Harry Connick, Jr., and Jeffrey Dean Morgan. Directed by Richard LaGravenese. [2:06]

Over Her Dead Body [2008] [PG-13] - 5.3.4
A man (Paul Rudd) is devastated when his fiancée (Eva Longoria Parker) is killed in a freak accident on their wedding day. Unable to let go and move on with his life, he is persuaded to seek help from a psychic (Lake Bell) who tries to communicate with his expired bride, who is now a ghost and unwilling to let go of him. The situation becomes more complicated when he begins to fall for the psychic. Also with Jason Biggs, Lindsay Sloane and Stephen Root. Directed by Jeff Lowell. [1:34]

First Sunday [2008] [PG-13] - 3.4.5
A man (Ice Cube), down on his luck and unable to find a job is desperate to raise some money to keep the mother of his son from moving away. After all of his employment opportunities dry up, he and his best friend (Tracy Morgan) scheme to rob the neighborhood church. But they end up instead unwittingly uncovering unsavory activity. Also with Katt Williams, Loretta Devine, Michael Beach, Keith David, Regina Hall, Chi McBride and C.J. Sanders. Directed by David E. Talbert. [1:36]

May 13

Untraceable [2008] [R] - 4.9.5
Diane Lane stars as an FBI CyberCrimes agent, who stumbles onto the site of a serial murderer who posts live streaming video on the Internet of the torture and murder of animals and people. Because the deaths happen faster as the number of online viewers increases, she is operating against the clock. Also with Billy Burke, Colin Hanks, Joseph Cross, Mary Beth Hurt and Peter Lewis. Directed by Gregory Hoblit. [1:40]

Youth Without Youth [2007] [R] - 6.6.1
Dominic Matei (Tim Roth) is an aging professor during WWII who suffers a lightning strike and a reversal of the aging process. With the help of his physician (Bruno Ganz), and the interference of Nazi experimenters, he readjusts to life and works to complete his textbook on the origin of human language. Also with Alexandra Maria Lara, André M. Hennicke, Marcel Iures, Alexandra Pirici, Adrian Pintea, Florin Piersic Jr., Zoltan Butuc, Mirela Oprisor, Adriana Titieni, Anamaria Marinca, Andrei Vasluianu, Mihai Niculescu, Mircea Albulescu and Rudy Rosenfeld. Directed by Francis Ford Coppola. [2:04]

The Great Debaters [2007] [PG-13] - 4.5.4
Drama based on the true story, chronicling how Texas' Wiley College debate team broke the racial barrier in college debating in the 1930s. Denzel Washington directs and stars as the debate team coach, who manages to turn students from the small African American college into an elite debate team. Also with Nate Parker, Jurnee Smollett, Denzel Whitaker, Forest Whitaker and Jermaine Williams. [2:03]

Mad Money [2008] [PG-13] - 4.3.5
An upper-middle class housewife (Diane Keaton) is shocked when she realizes that she will lose her suburban home and comfortable lifestyle when her husband (Ted Danson) is downsized. Unprepared for the world of common toil, she befriends two women (Queen Latifah and Katie Holmes) who are willing to help her pull off a seemingly perfect burglary. Also with Stephen Root, Roger Cross and Adam Rothenberg. Directed by Callie Khouri. [1:44]

May 20

National Treasure: Book of Secrets [2007] [PG] - 1.4.1
The second installment in the adventure series finds Nicolas Cage struggling to clear his family name from an accusation that his grandfather planned the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln. To do so he must find pages that are missing from assassin John Wilkes Booth's diary. Also with Diane Kruger, Ed Harris, Helen Mirren and Justin Bartha. Directed by Jon Turteltaub. [2:10]

Strange Wilderness [2008] [R] - 7.6.10
In order to save his failing nature show, the son of a famous nature show host assembles a crew of misfits to track down and film Bigfoot. With Steve Zahn, Allen Covert, Jonah Hill, Kevin Heffernan, Ashley Scott, Justin Long, Ernest Borgnine, Joe Don Baker, Harry Hamlin, Robert Patrick and Peter Dante. Directed by Fred Wolf. [1:27]

May 27

Rambo [2008] [R] - 5.10.7
Sylvester Stallone reprises his role as the lethal but troubled Vietnam vet John Rambo. This time he accompanies a group of mercenaries to rescue Christian aid workers from a Burmese military compound. Also with Julie Benz, James Brolin, Paul Schulze and Matthew Marsden. Directed by Stallone. [1:33]

June

June 3

Meet the Spartans [2008] [PG-13] - 7.7.5
A spoof of the hit movie "300," which was about the ancient Battle of Thermopylae, where a small contingent of Greeks fought a much larger Persian army. With Sean Maguire, Diedrich Bader, Kevin Sorbo, Martin Klebba, Jim Piddock, Method Man, Tony Yalda, Carmen Electra and Kenneth Davitian. Directed by Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer. [1:24]

Semi-Pro [2008] [R] - 6.4.7
Will Ferrell stars as a man who becomes the owner, coach and center forward of a second-rate ABA basketball team, but has dreams of being in the NBA. But then he finds out that while the team is going to be sold to the NBA, it is only to be dissolved unless it can turn the season around and make it to 4th place. Also with Woody Harrelson, Andre 'Andre 3000' Benjamin, Jay Phillips, Will Arnett, Josh Braaten, Rob Corddry, DeRay Davis, Maura Tierney, Collette Wolfe and Andy Richter. Directed by Kent Alterman. [1:30]

The Eye [2008] [PG-13] - 4.7.3
A woman (Jessica Alba), blind since childhood, prepares for a cornea transplant and although delighted with the opportunity to see again is unprepared for the newfound ability to see the spiritual world. Also with Parker Posey, Alessandro Nivola, Rade Serbedzija, Fernanda Romero, Rachel Ticotin, Obba Babatundé and Danny Mora. Directed by David Moreau and Xavier Palud. [1:37]

Control [2007] [R] - 6.4.10
Biopic about the lead singer of the 1970s English rock band Joy Division, Ian Curtis (Sam Riley), who committed suicide at the age of 23 on the eve of what would have been the group's breakthrough tour in the U.S. Also with Samantha Morton, Alexandra Maria Lara, Joe Anderson and Toby Kebbell. Directed by Anton Corbijn. [2:01]

June 10

Jumper [2008] [PG-13] - 4.6.5
A teenager (Max Thieriot) struggling with an oppressive father and school bullies discovers that he has the power to teleport in an instant from one place to any other, regardless of distance. As a young man (Hayden Christensen) he also discovers that there's a secret society that's dedicated to hunting down and killing "jumpers." Also with Samuel L. Jackson, Jamie Bell, Diane Lane, Rachel Bilson, AnnaSophia Robb, Nathalie Cox (II), Barbara Garrick, Meredith Henderson, Tom Hulce and Michael Rooker Directed by Doug Liman. [1:28]

The Bucket List [2007] [PG-13] - 3.3.5
Two men (Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman) dying of cancer go an a journey to do all the things they wish they could do before "kicking the bucket." Along the way, they discover who they are and what is really important to them. Also with Sean Hayes, Beverly Todd and Rob Morrow. Director Rob Reiner. [1:36]

The Other Boleyn Girl [2008] [PG-13] - 7.6.3
The story of the sister of the infamous Anne Boleyn (Natalie Portman), Mary Boleyn (Scarlett Johansson), who captivated King Henry VIII (Eric Bana) and bore him an illegitimate son. The two sisters compete for Henry's affections and a place in the court for their family members, but their ambitions end in disaster. Also with Tiffany Freisberg, Eddie Redmayne, Jim Sturgess, Ana Torrent, Benedict Cumberbatch, Kristin Scott Thomas, Juno Temple, Mark Rylance, David Morrissey and Oliver Coleman. Directed by Justin Chadwick. [1:55]

June 17

Fool's Gold [2008] [PG-13] - 5.4.4
Matthew McConaughey and Kate Hudson star as a divorced couple, who come together to search for a huge treasure with the help of a wealthy yachtsman (Donald Sutherland) and his daughter (Alexis Dziena). They are chased by other treasure hunters and a gangster rapper and his entourage. Directed by Andy Tennant. [1:48]

Under the Same Moon [2008] [PG-13] - 3.3.4
A 9-year-old Mexican boy (Adrian Alonso) flees his home trying to reach his mother (Kate Del Castillo) who has been working in Los Angeles for 4 years, trying to earn enough money to bring him over the border legally. Also with America Ferrera, Eugenio Derbez, Carmen Salinas, Mario Almada, Angelina Pelaez, Maya Zapata, Gabriel Porras and Maria Rojo. Directed by Patricia Riggen. In Spanish with English subtitles. [1:49]

Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins [2008] [PG-13] - 7.4.6
Martin Lawrence stars as a TV show host, who reluctantly decides to go back home for his parents' 50th wedding anniversary. Upon arrival he is quickly reminded why he left and stayed away for many years, and before the visit is over he finds himself having to choose between his family and his newfound high-profile, glamorous life. Also with Louis C.K., Nicole Ari Parker, James Earl Jones, Joy Bryant, Monique Imes, Affion Crockett, Liz Mikel, Damani Roberts, Brooke Lyons, Brandin Jenkins, Angie Fox, Margaret Avery, Michael Clarke Duncan, Mike Epps, Cedric The Entertainer. Directed by Malcolm D. Lee. [1:54]

June 24

10,000 B.C. [2008] [PG-13] - 3.7.1
A prehistoric society is suffering when their principal prey does not return to their hunting grounds. Fearing for the survival of the community, the lead hunter sets out to find out why, but while he's gone the community is attacked and almost all of the inhabitants are either killed or taken as slaves. One of the remaining young men (Steven Strait), along with a few companions, follows the attackers in order to save the young woman he loves (Camilla Belle). Also with Marco Khanlian, Cliff Curtis, Nathanael Baring, Timothy Barlow, Mona Hammond, Reece Ritchie, Joel Virgel and Omar Sharif. Directed by Roland Emmerich. [1:49]

The Spiderwick Chronicles [2008] [PG] - 0.5.1
A boy (Freddie Highmore) moves with his family to an elderly aunt's home, where he finds a book containing information about an unseen world that once opened unleashes the desires of a giant ogre to obtain the book at all costs. Also with Mary-Louise Parker, Nick Nolte, Joan Plowright, David Strathairn, Nick Nolte, Martin Short, Sarah Bolger, Andrew McCarthy, Izabella Miko and Seth Rogen. Directed by Mark Waters. [1:37]

Definitely, Maybe [2008] [PG-13] - 5.3.4
Ryan Reynolds stars as the separated father of a precocious 10-year-old (Abigail Breslin), who insists on knowing the story of her father's love life and the true identity of her mother. Also with Derek Luke, Isla Fisher, Elizabeth Banks, Rachel Weisz, Liane Balaban, Kevin Kline, Marc Bonan, Adam Ferrara and Alexie Gilmore. Directed by Adam Brooks. [1:51]

In Bruges [2008] [R] - 5.7.10
Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson star as two British assassins for hire, sent to Bruges, Belgium, to hide until things cool down in London. What they don't realize is that they may be there for another assignment. Also with Ralph Fiennes, Eric Godon, Clemence Poesy, Jeremie Renier, Jordan Prentice, Thekla Reuten and Mark Donovan. Directed by Martin McDonagh. [1:47]

Charlie Bartlett [2008] [R] - 6.4.7
After repeated expulsions from exclusive private schools, a teenage boy (Anton Yelchin) is relegated to a public high school, where it seems that it's impossible to make friends. That is, until he discovers a way to help his classmates by holding regular therapy sessions in the boys' restroom, which includes doling out prescription medications to treat depression and other ailments. Also with Kat Dennings, Tyler Hilton, Robert Downey Jr., Hope Davis, Jake Epstein, Jonathan Malen, Derek McGrath, Megan Park. Directed by John Poll. [1:37]

July

July 1

Vantage Point [2008] [PG-13] - 1.6.5
A multi-national meeting to end global terrorism, taking place in Spain, is interrupted when the U.S. president, who's in attendance, is shot. The act of terror is then replayed from the vantage point of 8 different people who were there. With Dennis Quaid, Matthew Fox, William Hurt, Forest Whitaker, Sigourney Weaver, Shelby Fenner and Edgar Ramirez. Directed by Pete Travis. [1:30]

City of Men [2008] [R] - 6.7.8
In the barrios of Rio de Janeiro, a world of young gangsters and poverty, 17-year-old Acerola (Douglas Silva) and Laranjinha (Darlan Cunha) are best friends. They have no secrets between them, but do not know their fathers; and when the hidden past of the relationship between their fathers comes to light, the two young men find themselves on opposing sides in gang war. Also with Jonathan Haagensen, Rodrigo Dos Santos, Luciano Vidigal, Babu Santana, Camila Monteiro, Naíma Silva Alexandre Borges, Mauricio Goncalves, Marcio Costa, Robson Rocha and Jonathan Azevedo. Directed by Paulo Morelli. In Portuguese and French with English subtitles. [1:45]

Drillbit Taylor [2008] [PG-13] - 4.6.4
Three high school freshmen (Nate Hartley, David Dorfman and Troy Gentile) are determined to make their first year of high school memorable, but what they didn't plan on is a bully, who seems to pick on everyone for his entertainment. In desperation the trio turn to a man (Owen Wilson) who represents himself as a veteran and can act as their bodyguard. Also with Alex Frost, Josh Peck, Dominique Beck, Danny R. McBride and Leslie Mann. Directed by Steven Brill. [1:42]

July 8

The Ruins [2008] [R] - 6.8.7
A group of American tourists are terrorized by a carnivorous plant when they trespass on ancient Mayan ruins. With Jonathan Tucker, Jena Malone, Shawn Ashmore, Laura Ramsey, Joe Anderson, Shawn Ashmore, Sergio Calderon, Bar Paly, Dmitri Baveas and Jesse Ramirez. Directed by Carter Smith. [1:31]

Stop-Loss [2008] [R] - 4.8.10
Three soldiers who have survived an Iraqi ambush return home to Texas to face life as civilians: two of them suffer from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and cannot adjust, while the third (Ryan Phillippe) is forced to re-enlist and return to Iraq after his army contract has expired, but refuses and travels America, looking for refuge and answers; the film follows him as he visits the survivors in a VA Hospital and other AWOL soldiers. Also with Channing Tatum, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Abbie Cornish, Timothy Olyphant and Ciaran Hinds. Directed by Kimberly Peirce. [1:52]

Superhero Movie [2008] [PG-13] - 7.6.5
After being bitten by a genetically enhanced dragonfly, a young man (Drake Bell) becomes a superhero and saves the city from a life-sucking villain (Christopher McDonald). "The Dragonfly" navigates through a city full of superhero parodies. Also with Sara Paxton, Pamela Anderson, Tracy Morgan, Regina Hall, Craig Bierko, Simon Rex and Leslie Nielsen. Directed by Craig Mazin. [1:25]

July 15

The Bank Job [2008] [R] - 8.8.7
A man (Jason Statham) struggling to pay back a debt to shady characters is convinced by a longtime friend (Saffron Burrows) to rob a bank with her. The plan seems foolproof, until ulterior motives begin to surface and they have to think fast to save their lives. Also with Stephen Campbell Moore, Daniel Mays, James Faulkner, Alki David, Michael Jibson, Richard Lintern and David Suchet. Directed by Roger Donaldson. [1:50]

College Road Trip [2008] [G] - 2.3.1
Raven-Symoné stars as a high school student, who dreams of going away to college. However, her overprotective father (Martin Lawrence) has different plans for his only daughter, and when she decides to take a road trip to a college interview, he decides to accompany her and to visit several schools in order to pick the one his daughter will attend. Also with Arnetia Walker, Michael Landes, Brianna Russo, Margo Harshman, Joseph R. Gannascoli, Donny Osmond, Kym Whitley and Adam LeFevre. Directed by Roger Kumble. [1:23]

Shutter [2008] [PG-13] - 5.6.5
After a traffic accident, ghostly images start appearing in a couple's (Rachael Taylor and Joshua Jackson) photographs. As they investigate the source of the images, they discover a shocking truth. Also with David Denman, James Kyson Lee, Maya Hazen, John Hensley, Megumi Okina, Yoshiko Miyazaki, Kei Yamamoto and Murase Tanya. Directed by Masayuki Ochiai. [1:25]

Step Up 2 the Streets [2008] [PG-13] - 4.3.4
A talented street dancer (Briana Evigan) finds herself struggling to keep her old friends while trying to fit in her new and quite prestigious arts school. When she teams up with the school's best dancer (Robert Hoffman) they recruit classmates who've been outcasts to compete in a major underground dance battle. Also with Will Kemp, Adam G. Sevani, Danielle Polanco, Mari Koda, Cassie, Harry Shum Jr., Telisha Shaw, Alfred "Black" Thomas, Jennifer Rouse, LaJon Dantzler, Donnie Counts, Alison Faulk, Alex Welch, Troy Kirby and Channing Tatum. Directed by Jon Chu. [1:37]

Penelope [2006] [PG] - 1.3.2
A wealthy family incurs the wrath of a witch, who places a curse on them: their next female child will be born with the face of a pig and will remain so until someone of her own kind loves her. When Penelope (Christina Ricci) is born she indeed has a pig nose and ears, and when she's a young woman her mother (Catherine O'Hara) searches for a wealthy boy for her daughter to marry in order to break the curse. But the search proves fruitless since none of the young men can tolerate Penelope's appearance. Also with Paul Herbert Reese Witherspoon, James McAvoy, Peter Dinklage, Richard E. Grant, Nick Frost, Lenny Henry, Simon Woods, Ronnie Ancona, Michael Feast. Directed by Mark Palansky. [1:41]

July 22

21 [2008] [PG-13] - 6.5.4
A team of MIT students attempts to win big stakes at the blackjack tables in Las Vegas with mental gymnastics and fake IDs, convincing themselves that they are operating a business, and they are not really gambling. With Jim Sturgess, Kevin Spacey, Kate Bosworth, Micky Rosa, Laurence Fishburne, Aaron Yoo, and Liza LaPira. Directed by Robert Luketic. [2:02]

July 29

Harold and Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay [2008] [R] - 9.6.10
Harold (John Cho) remembers the moment he and Vanessa (Paula Garces) shared an elevator from the previous adventure and boards a plane to Amsterdam to join her. Unfortunately, Kumar (Kal Penn) comes along, is deemed to be a terrorist threat while in the air and the two are sent to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. They manage to escape but the adventures take them to many places while they are trying find someone to help them clear their names. Also with Daneel Harris, Eric Winter, David Krumholtz, Neil Patrick Harris, Rob Corddry, Christopher Meloni, Beverly D'Angelo and Ed Helms. Directed by Jon Hurwitz & Hayden Schlossberg. [1:42]

Shine a Light [2008] PG-13] - 3.2.5
Director and Rolling Stones fan Martin Scorsese films a concert documentary on the Rolling Stones' two-night appearance at the Beacon Theater in New York, and he includes vintage Stones footage, behind the scenes footage and footage of the pre-concert preparations. The following songs are played: "Jumpin' Jack Flash," "Shattered," "She Was Hot," "All Down the Line," "Loving Cup," "As Tears Go By," "Some Girls," "Just My Imagination," "Far Away Eyes," "Champagne and Reefer," "Tumbling Dice," "You Got the Silver," "Connection," "Sympathy for the Devil," "Live With Me," "Start Me Up," "Brown Sugar," and "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction." With Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts, Ron Wood, Buddy Guy, Jack White and Christina Aguilera. [2:02]

The Band's Visit [2007] [PG-13] - 5.2.5
he members of an Egyptian police band arrive in Israel expecting to be met and taken to their pre-arranged performance. When no one comes for them, they make their own way but are lost in a small village, and since they must wait until morning for a bus they accept the invitation of three of the town's residents to stay with them. With Saleh Bakri, Khalifa Natour, Ronit Elkabetz, Rubi Moscovich, Imad Jabarin, Tarak Kopty, Hisham Khoury, Francois Kheel, Eyad Sheety, Shlomi Avraham, Uri Gavriel, Hila Surjon Fischer, Ahuva Keren and Sasson Gabay. Directed by Eran Kolirin. In Arabic and Hebrew with English subtitles. [1:26]

Never Back Down [2008] [PG-13] - 4.6.5
A young man (Sean Faris) moves with his family to Florida where his young brother (Wyatt Smith) will attend an exclusive tennis training school. Trying to fit in at his own new school proves difficult when his past is uncovered and he is enticed into an underground fighting club run by one of the students. Also with Amber Heard, Djimon Hounsou, Cam Gigandet, Evan Peters, Charlie Tyler and Leslie Hope. Directed by Jeff Wadlow. [1:46]

Doomsday [2008] [R] - 6.9.9
A military agent (Rhona Mitra) with nothing to lose is sent into Glasgow years after an epidemic was thought to have wiped out the population. However, human activity has been detected and a search for a cure for the virus is underway. Also with Bob Hoskins, Alexander Siddig, Adrian Lester, Sean Pertwee, Darren Morfitt, Emma Cleasby, Leanne Liebenberg, Nora-Jane Noone, Leslie Simpson, Craig Conway, David O'Hara, Rick Warden, Martin Compston, Cal Macaninch, Langley Kirkwood and Malcolm McDowell. Directed by Neil Marshall. [1:45]

August

August 5

Nim's Island [2008] [PG] - 2.4.1
Nim (Abigail Breslin), is an 11-year-old girl that lives alone on a South Pacific island with her scientist father (Gerard Butler) after her mother was swallowed by a great blue whale. When her father goes away on a two-day expedition, a storm strands him at sea and Nim answers an email from her favorite author, who convinced that Nim is alone, injured, and being invaded by Buccaneer Cruise tourists tries to conquer her agoraphobia and is off to save Nim. Also with Peter Callan and Maddison Joyce. Directed by Jennifer Flackett and Mark Levin. [1:36]

The Counterfeiters [2007] [R] - 6.5.5
When a group of Jewish prisoners in a German concentration camp are enlisted to produce counterfeit currency to help the Nazis, they struggle with the moral questions of what they are doing to survive. Based on true events. Also with Karl Markovics, August Diehl, Devid Striesow, Martin Brambach, August Zirner, Sebastian Urzendowsky, Andreas Schmidt, Lenn Kudrjawizki. Directed by Stefan Ruzowitzky. In German, Russian and Hebrew with English subtitles. [1:39]

August 12

Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day [2008] [PG-13] - 5.2.3
On the eve of World War II, a woman (Frances McDormand) labeled a "governess of last resort" by her boss, finds herself on the street when she is summarily dismissed. Desperation and serendipity lead her to the doorstep of an ambitious starlet (Amy Adams) who requires a social secretary. She fills the job and begins to discover her talent for bringing to light the true desires of the people around her. Also with Shirley Henderson, Lee Pace, Mark Strong, Ciaran Hinds, Christina Cole, Beatie Edney, Stephanie Cole and Mo Zinal. Directed by Bharat Nalluri. [1:32]

Smart People [2008] [R] - 6.2.5
A depressed and self-absorbed widower (Dennis Quaid) mopes through his days as a professor of literature, angry that none of his students cares enough about the subject he loves. Matters are made worse when his adopted brother (Thomas Haden Church) shows up and asks for his help, again, and tries to corrupt his 17-year-old, straight-laced daughter (Ellen Page). But he is really thrown when an ex-student (Sarah Jessica Parker), who apparently had a crush on him, treats him in the emergency room after a fall. Also with Camille Mana, Christine Lahti, Ashton Holmes and David Denman. Directed by Noam Murro. [1:35]

Prom Night [2008] [PG-13] - 3.8.4
After witnessing the brutal murders of her family by a former teacher, a high school senior (Brittany Snow) struggles to go on with her life and enjoy her prom night. All is going well until she learns that the psychopathic murderer escaped and is likely to be looking for her. Also with Johnathon Schaech, Brianne Davis, Kelly Blatz, Jana Kramer, Kellan Lutz, Jessalyn Gilsig, Jessica Stroup, Dana Davis, Scott Porter, Collins Pennie and Craig Susser. Directed by Nelson McCormick. [1:28]

August 19

Street Kings [2008] [R] - 4.8.10
Keanu Reeves stars as a member of a vice squad, who takes the law into his own hands when dealing with criminals that traffic in sex slavery, drugs and guns. However, when his ex-partner talks to Internal Affairs about his less-than-upright job performance and then turns up dead, he becomes the prime suspect. Also with Forest Whitaker, Hugh Laurie, Chris Evans, Jay Mohr, John Corbett, The Game, Cedric The Entertainer and Naomie Harris. Directed by David Ayer. [1:47]

August 26

What Happens in Vegas [2008] [PG-13] - 5.4.4
A woman and a man (Cameron Diaz and Ashton Kutcher) are in Las Vegas to forget their romantic and professional troubles, spend the evening together drinking, gambling and casino hopping, and wake up the next morning married to each other. Both regret their hasty nuptials, but their situation becomes messier when they win a $3 million slot machine payout and won't share. Also with Rob Corddry, Lake Bell, Dennis Farina, Queen Latifah, Michelle Krusiec and Jason Sudeikis. Directed by Tom Vaughan. [1:39]

Where in the World is Osama bin Laden? [2008] [PG-13] - 2.4.5
Morgan Spurlock traverses the Middle East trying to find the trail to Osama bin Laden. In the process he meets and talks to citizens of Egypt, Afghanistan, Israel and the Palestinian territories and Saudi Arabia. Directed by Spurlock. [1:33]

Redbelt [2008] [R] - 3.6.8
A man (Chiwetel Ejiofor) running a Jiu-Jitsu school struggles to make ends meet until he saves a celebrity (Tim Allen) in a bar fight and it seems possible that he can finally turn his life around. However, a chance encounter one evening at the school ends up forcing him to consider entering a prizefighting competition, and he may end up losing everything. Also with Emily Mortimer, Alice Braga, Joe Mantegna, Rodrigo Santoro, Max Martini, Ricky Jay, Jose Pablo Cantillo. Directed by David Mamet. [1:39]


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September

September 2

Married Life [2008] [PG-13] - 3.3.1
A successful, seemingly happily married man (Chris Cooper) announces to his best friend (Pierce Brosnan) that he is leaving his wife (Patricia Clarkson) for a younger woman (Rachel McAdams). However, he can't bare to see her getting hurt in the process, and he determines that he must murder her, as painlessly as possible. Also with David Richmond-Peck, David Wenham and Annabel Kershaw. Directed by Ira Sachs. [1:30]

September 9

Baby Mama [2008] [PG-13] - 5.3.5
A 37-year-old, very successful businesswoman (Tina Fey) feels that the time has come for her to have a child. She has no significant other in her life and determines that she will try to do it on her own. After unsuccessful attempts at in vitro fertilization and adoption, she reluctantly hires a surrogate (Amy Poehler). Also with Sigourney Weaver, Dax Shepard, Greg Kinnear, Romany Malco, Maura Tierney and Steve Martin. Directed by Michael McCullers II. [1:36]

September 16

Speed Racer [2008] [PG] - 2.5.3
The Racer family (John Goodman, Susan Sarandon, Emile Hirsch and Paulie Litt) has built racecars for many years and has always been successful. After the eldest son (Scott Porter) is killed in a fiery crash, the family struggles to regain the love they had for racing. When they are approached to have another Racer son drive and be sponsored by a large corporation it becomes clear how much influence the sponsors actually have over the outcomes of races. Also with Christina Ricci, Matthew Fox, Kick Gurry, Benno Furmann, Ji Hoon Jung, Richard Roundtree, Christian Oliver, Nayo K. Wallace, Hiroyuki Sanada and Roger Allam. Directed by Larry & Andy Wachowski. [2:15]

Made of Honor [2008] [PG-13] - 6.4.5
A woman (Michelle Monaghan) about to get married and move to Scotland, asks her best friend, who happens to be a man (Patrick Dempsey), to be her "maid of honor." However, he soon realizes that he is in love with her, so with the help of his friends (Kadeem Hardison, Chris Messina and Richmond Arquette), he accepts the assignment in an effort to win her before the wedding takes place. Also with Beau Garrett, Sydney Pollack and Whitney Cummings. Directed by Paul Weiland. [1:41]

Young @ Heart [2007] [PG] - 3.3.3
Documentary on the Young at Heart Chorus, a senior choir in Northampton, Maine. With an average age of 81, the choir is best known for their unexpected performances of songs by such artists as James Brown, Jimi Hendrix, Coldplay, and Sonic Youth. Despite their age and various health issues, the choir members show no signs of slowing down. With Jim Armenti, William E. Arnold Jr., Joe Benoit, Helen Boston, Louise Canady, Bob Cilman, Elaine Fligman, Jean Florio, Len Fontaine, Stan Goldman, Eileen Hall, Jeanne Hatch, Christopher Haynes, Frederick Alexander Johnson, Donald Jones, Fred Knittle, Norma Landry, John Larareo, Patricia Larese, Miriam Leader, Patricia Linderme, Brock Lynch, Steve Martin, Joseph Mitchell, Dora B. Morrow, Gloria Parker, Liria Petrides, Ed Rehor, Bob Salvini, Steven M. Sanderson, Jack Schnepp, Janice St. Laurence and Ed Wise. Directed by Stephen Walker. [1:50]

88 Minutes [2008] [R] - 6.8.5
A successful forensic psychiatrist (Al Pacino) who is responsible for providing the evidence that convicts a man accused of serial rape and murder, begins to receive threatening phone calls warning him that he has 88 minutes to live. He becomes suspicious of everyone as he races to save his own life. Also with Alicia Witt, Leelee Sobieski, Neal McDonough, Benjamin McKenzie and Amy Brenneman. Directed by Jon Avnet. [1:48]

The Love Guru [2008] [PG-13] - 7.4.5
Mike Myers stars as Pitka, an American raised by Indian Gurus. He returns to the United States, planning to make a fortune in a self-help practice, and the first assignment he undertakes is a bereft low-talent hockey player (Romany Malco) that is upset because his wife (Meagan Good) left him for a rival player. Also with Justin Timberlake, Jessica Alba, Ben Kingsley, Omid Djalili and Stephen Colbert. Directed by Marc Schnabel. [1:24]

September 23

Sex and the City [2008] [R] - 9.1.5
This film version of HBO's popular adult TV series about New York City women and their sexual encounters, picks up three years after the series has ended. High drama and high fashion take center-stage, along with New York City and sex. With Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, Kristin Davis, Cynthia Nixon, Chris Noth, Jennifer Hudson and Candice Bergen. Directed by Michael Patrick King. [2:28]

Deception [2008] [R] - 8.7.6
An audit manager (Ewan McGregor) working late hours in a law firm is befriended by a man (Hugh Jackman), who presents himself as a successful attorney, and introduces him to anonymous sex clubs for wealthy and busy professionals. Not everything is what it seems though, and during one liaison, the woman disappears. Also with Natasha Henstridge, Maggie Q and Javier Godino. Directed by Marcel Langenegger. [1:48]

Leatherheads [2008] [PG-13] - 3.4.4
An enterprising professional football player (George Clooney) hires a college football star (John Krasinski) to give a much needed boost to his failing team and the failing business of professional football. At the same time, a journalist (Renée Zellweger), whose mission is to expose the truth behind the college player's war hero status, becomes romantically involved with both men. Also with Wayne Duvall, Jonathan Pryce, Stephen Root and Tim Griffin. Directed by George Clooney. [1:54]

Run Fatboy Run [2007] [PG-13] - 4.4.5
An average man (Simon Pegg) attempts to prove his worth and win back the heart of the woman he loves (Thandie Newton) by training to run a marathon. Also with Hank Azaria, Ameet Chana and Dylan Moran. Directed by David Schwimmer. [1:40]

September 30

Iron Man [2008] [PG-13] - 4.7.4
Based on the Marvel comic series: A man (Robert Downey Jr.) who has been at the helm of a weapons manufacturing company for years is taken hostage in the Middle East while demonstrating his latest weapon. While in captivity he has a change of heart that leads him to develop a state-of-the art metal suit that transforms him into Iron Man. Also with Terrence Howard, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jeff Bridges, Shaun Toub, Leslie Bibb and Allison McAtee. Directed by Jon Favreau. [2:06]

Forgetting Sarah Marshall [2008] [R] - 10.4.8
After being dumped by his TV star girlfriend (Kristen Bell), a man (Jason Segel) decides to take a trip to Hawaii to cheer himself up. But upon arrival to the island he learns that his former girlfriend is also in Hawaii and staying at the same hotel with her new rock star boyfriend (Russell Brand). Also with Mila Kunis and Bill Hader. Directed by Nicholas Stoller. [1:52]

October

October 7

You Don't Mess With the Zohan [2008] [PG-13] - 7.6.4
Zohan (Adam Sandler), a former counter-terrorist Israeli agent pursues his dream of becoming a hairdresser. When a greedy landlord attempts to ignite a conflict between the Israeli and Palestinian business owners in a small neighborhood, he must come to the rescue of the entire community while trying not to reveal his true identity. Also with John Turturro, Emmanuelle Chriqui and Rob Schneider. Directed by Dennis Dugan. [1:53]

The Happening [2008] [R] - 2.8.4
There seems to be no escape from a deadly epidemic that has humans in its grip: One man, his wife and their friend's daughter must figure out why these horrors are happening and find a way to survive. With Mark Wahlberg, Zooey Deschanel, John Leguizamo, Ashlyn Sanchez and Betty Buckley. Directed by M. Night Shymalan. [1:31]

The Visitor [2008] [PG-13] - 2.2.5
A widowed middle-aged professor from Connecticut (Richard Jenkins) finds two illegal immigrants living in the apartment he has kept for 20 years in New York City. They are a Syrian musician (Haaz Sleiman) and his Senegalese girlfriend (Danai Gurira), and the professor asks them to stay, as he attempts to find his own place in life. Also with Hiam Abbass. Directed by Tom McCarthy. [1:48]

October 14

Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull [2008] [PG-13] - 1.7.4
It is the 1950s, and archeology professor and adventurer Indiana Jones (Harrison Ford), now older but not slower, is convinced by a young man (Shia LaBeouf) to follow clues discovered by an old colleague who has disappeared, and which may lead to a mythic South American city of gold. They are also pursued by ruthless KGB agents who have their own agenda. Also with Karen Allen, Cate Blanchett, Ray Winstone, John Hurt and Jim Broadbent. Directed by Steven Spielberg. [2:04]

The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything: A VeggieTales Movie [2008] [G] - 0.3.1
Animated feature about several would be actors in a pirate themed dinner theater being recruited by a young woman who travels in time trying to find heroes who will help rescue her brother from her evil uncle. With the voices of Phil Vischer, Laura Gerow, Mike Nawrocki, Cam Clarke, Yuri Lowenthal, Alan Lee, Cydney Trent, Megan Murphy, Jim Poole, Tim Hodge and Ally Nawrocki. Directed by Mike Nawrocki. [1:25]

Mongol [2007] [R] - 6.8.4
Epic Ghengis Khan biopic, highlighting his early life. The first in a three-part series. Also with Tadanobu Asano, Khulan Chuluun, Sun Honglei, Odnyam Odsuren and Pai Ying. Directed by Sergei Bodrov. In Mongolian with English subtitles. [2:04]

October 21

The Incredible Hulk [2008] [PG-13] - 2.6.4
Scientist Bruce Banner (Edward Norton) is affected by a bomb's radiation, which changes him into the angry super-being known as The Hulk, whenever Banner is under duress. Searching for a cure, Bruce flees the US military and the Homeland Investigation Service that want to use him as a weapon for world domination. However, he has to confront another aggressive being called The Abomination, made from his own DNA mixed with secret ingredients that cause monstrous bone growth. Also with Liv Tyler, William Hurt, Tim Roth, Lou Ferrigno, Tim Nelson and Ty Burrell. Directed by Louis Letterier. [1:45]

Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed [2008] [PG] - 1.3.1
A documentary supporting the idea that Intelligent Design is being censored from scientific discussions of biology. We hear from several people who argue that they lost their jobs or have been blackballed for questioning Charles Darwin's Theory of Evolution. It is also argued that the evidence for natural selection is distorted and corrupted, that Intelligent Design is not religion based, and that the Theory of Evolution is responsible for Nazism. Written and narrated by Ben Stein. Directed by Nathan Frankowski. [1:30]

The Strangers [2008] [R] - 4.7.5
A couple (Scott Speedman and Liv Tyler) that's vacationing in an isolated house are terrorized by three masked strangers. Also with Gemma Ward, Laura Margolis, Kip Weeks, Peter Clayton-Luce, Glenn Howerton and Alex Fisher. Directed by Bryan Bertino. [1:30]

October 28

Journey to the Center of the Earth [2008] [PG] - 2.4.1
A scientist (Brendan Fraser) has some outlandish ideas that have landed him on the fringes of the academic world. When he discovers a journal from his missing brother he takes his nephew (Josh Hutcherson) and heads to Iceland, where along with a beautiful mountain guide (Anita Briem) they descend to the center of the Earth and discover a world of danger and wonder. Also with Seth Myers and Jean Michel Pare. Directed by Eric Brevig. [1:32]

Kit Kittredge: An American Girl [2008] [G] - 1.3.1
Ten-year-old Kit Kittredge (Abigail Breslin) lives in early 20th century Cincinnati and aims to become a crack reporter. However, her father (Chris O'Donnell) loses his successful auto dealership in the Great Depression and leaves to look for work. This leaves Kit and her mom (Julia Ormond) at home to peddle garden vegetables and take in boarders to prevent foreclosure on their house. But when a crime wave hits Cincinnati, Kit and her young friends set out to solve the mystery. Also with Joan Cusack, Stanley Tucci, Glenne Headley, Jane Krakowski, Max Thieriot, Zachary Mills and Willow Smith. Directed by Patricia Rozema. [1:30]

November

November 4

Get Smart [2008] [PG-13] - 4.5.4
Based on the eponymous 1960s television series, Maxwell Smart, a.k.a. Agent 86 (Steve Carell) is back with his sexy, skilled partner, Agent 99 (Anne Hathaway), to help CONTROL protect the world from the evil scheming of the criminal organization KAOS. Also with Dwayne Johnson, Alan Arkin, Terence Stamp, Bill Murray and James Caan. Directed by Peter Segal. [1:50]

November 9

Kung Fu Panda [2008] [PG] - 1.3.1
Po (the voice of Jack Black) is a slow moving, clumsy, good-natured, wise-cracking, chubby, Kung-Fu loving panda. His dreams are dominated by Kung-Fu adventures, and when an accidental encounter takes him away from his family's noodle restaurant and he ends up under the instruction of a martial arts master he must prove that he can protect the village from an evil snow leopard. Also with the voices of Angelina Jolie, Dustin Hoffman, Jackie Chan, Lucy Liu, James Hong and Michael Clarke Duncan. Directed by Mark Osborne and John Stevenson. [1:28]

November 11

Hellboy II: The Golden Army [2008] [PG-13] - 2.7.4
Hellboy (Ron Perlman) and the secretive Bureau for Paranormal Research and Defense are enlisted to defend humanity from elfish leader Prince Nuada (Luke Goss), who is planning to wage war against humankind by reviving an army of invincible mechanical warriors, which has been dormant for centuries. Also with Selma Blair, Jeffrey Tambor, Doug Jones, Seth MacFarlane, Anna Walton and John Alexander. Directed by Guillermo del Toro. [1:50]

Star Wars: The Clone Wars [2008] [PG] - 1.3.1
Animated feature that fits between "Episode II - Attack of the Clones" and "Episode III - Revenge of the Sith": The Clone Wars have begun and the Jedi force is spread out, and as a result, crime has taken over in some planetary systems. When the baby son of Jabba the Hut, leader of a large crime syndicate, is kidnapped, Jedi masters Anakin Skywalker (voice of Matt Lanter) and Obi-Wan Kenobi (voice of James Arnold Taylor) must rescue Hut's son and strike a deal with the crime boss before separatists have a chance to do the same. Also with the voices of Ashley Eckstein and Tom Kane. Directed by Dave Filoni. [1:38]

This Christmas [2007] [PG-13] - 5.4.4
A family comes together for Christmas and each member seems to arrive with a secret or an agenda. As the visit gets underway, the secrets begin to come to light and the family actually becomes closer because of the strife. With Delroy Lindo, Laz Alonso, Chris Brown, Loretta Devine, Idris Elba and Regina King. Directed by Preston Whitmore. [1:57]

November 18

WALL-E [2008] [G] - 1.2.1
Wall-E (with the voice of Ben Burtt) is the last working robot on Earth and spends his days cleaning up the massive amounts of trash humans have left behind. He also takes a little time to watch old movies and hang out with his pet cockroach. Things change when a visitor from space arrives and gives Wall-E something else to do -- like save humankind and find a lasting friendship. Also with the voices of Elissa Knight, Jeff Garlin, Fred Willard, John Ratzenburger, Kathy Najimy and Sigourney Weaver. Directed by Andrew Stanton. [1:37]

Tropic Thunder [2008] [R] - 5.7.10
A group of pampered, spoiled actors (Robert Downey Jr., Jack Black, Ben Stiller, Brandon T. Jackson and Jay Baruchel) set out to make a big budget war movie. When their behavior angers the director and the studio head, the actors are dumped into the middle of the jungle to act out their scenes away from the trappings of celebrity. Through a series of mishaps the actors are forced to become real soldiers after all. Also with Steve Coogan, Tom Cruise and Nick Nolte. Directed by Ben Stiller. [1:47]

The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2 [2008] [PG-13] - 5.2.3
Four friends (America Ferrera, Alexis Bledel, Blake Lively, Amber Tamblyn) continue on their journey to adulthood and keep in touch throughout the summer by letter and the sharing of a pair of well-worn jeans. They experience love, heartache, scares and awakenings. Also with Blythe Danner, Lucy Hale and Kyle MacLachlan. Directed by Sanaa Hamri. [1:57]

November 25

Hancock [2008] [PG-13] - 2.6.5
The people of LA have had enough of superhero John Hancock (Will Smith): though he possesses superhuman powers and fights crime, he always manages to leave a mess behind, and he can be sarcastic, mean and even rude. When Hancock saves a PR executive (Jason Bateman) he returns the favor by encouraging Hancock to change his image. Also with Charlize Theron. Directed by Peter Berg. [1:32]

Fred Claus [2007] [PG] - 2.3.2
The Christmas season is in crisis when an efficiency expert (Kevin Spacey) is sent to the North Pole to evaluate Santa Claus's (Paul Giamatti) operation. To complicate things further, Santa's estranged brother, Fred Claus (Vince Vaughn), a fast-talking repo man who's out of luck and money, comes for a visit. Also with John Michael Higgins, Kathy Bates and Elizabeth Banks. Directed by David Dobkin. [1:44]

Space Chimps [2008] [G] - 0.2.1
When a space probe is sucked into a wormhole and communication is lost, two astronaut chimpanzees and a circus chimpanzee with a stellar pedigree (his grandfather was the first simian astronaut) are sent to the stars to find out what happened. With the voices of Andy Samberg, Cheryl Hines, Patrick Warburton, Jeff Daniels, Kristin Chenoweth, Kath Soucie, Stanley Tucci and Zach Shada. Directed by Kirk de Micco. [1:21]

Meet Dave [2008] [PG] - 2.3.2
Eddie Murphy stars both as the tiny alien captain of an extraterrestrial ship, and as the spaceship, which is in the shape of a regular sized man and resembles Murphy. His mission is to return to his dying planet with all the salt from the Earth's oceans. Also with Elizabeth Banks, Ed Helms, Gabrielle Union, Judah Friedlander, Pat Kilbane, Brandon Molale, Marc Blucas, Austyn Myers and Nick Berman. Directed by Brian Robbins. [1:30]

December

December 2

Wanted [2008] [R] - 7.8.9
Based on a comic book character: A man (James McAvoy) seeks revenge against the murderer of his father, who is himself an assassin, and his father's partner (Morgan Freeman) arranges for him to train with a brotherhood of assassins, under the eye of his assistant (Angelina Jolie). Frightened and overwhelmed at first, he agrees to participate in assassination assignments. Also with David O'Hara, Terrence Stamp, Common, Konstantin Khabensky and Marc Warren. Directed by Timur Bekmambetov. [1:52]

The X-Files: I Want to Believe [2008] [PG-13] - 3.7.4
Former FBI agents Fox Mulder (David Duchovny), a believer in alien abductions, paranormal phenomena and government conspiracies, and Dana Scully (Gillian Anderson), a more pragmatic physician with forensic expertise, team up to find a missing FBI agent by following a trail laid out by a defrocked Catholic priest (Billy Connolly), who's a self-proclaimed psychic. Also with Amanda Peet, Alvin "Xzibit" Joiner, Callum Keith Rennie, Adam Godley and Nicki Aycox. Directed by Chris Carter. [1:44]

Step Brothers [2008] [R] - 9.5.9
Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly star as two grown men who form an unlikely team when their parents marry and they become stepbrothers. Suddenly the middle-aged slackers have to find jobs and move out of their parents' home. Also with Adam Scott, Mary Steenburgen, Kathryn Hahn, Andrea Savage, Richard Jenkins, Lurie Poston, Travis Flory, Rob Riggle, June Raphael and Jake Johnson. Directed by Adam McKay. [1:35]

The Longshots [2008] [PG] - 3.3.4
A former high school football great (Ice Cube) is depressed after he loses his job due to a plant closing, until he takes on a new assignment: to baby-sit his niece (Keke Palmer), whom he soon trains as a star quarterback and the first female member in Pop Warner Football. Also with Tasha Smith, Jill Marie Jones, Dash Mihok, Matt Craven, Garrett Morris and Earthquake. Directed by Fred Durst. [1:34]

The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian [2008] [PG] - 1.6.1
The Pevensie children (Anna Popplewell, Georgie Henley, Skandar Keynes and William Moseley) return to Narnia after a year in London, but when they arrive they realize that centuries have passed in the magic kingdom. They also come to understand how much has changed and that the people of Narnia are about to face another battle against a cruel and brutal ruler from a neighboring kingdom. Also with Peter Dinklage, Ben Barnes, Alicia Borrachero, Vincent Grass, Shane Rangi, Warwick Davis, Sergio Castellitto and Predrag Bjelac. Directed by Andrew Adamson. [2:20]

Fly Me to the Moon [2008] [G] - 1.2.1
3-D animated feature about a young fly, who grows up hearing about the adventures of his grandfather and decides to have an adventure of his own: After convincing his two closest friends to join him, they stow away on the Apollo 11 rocket and take a trip to the moon. With Edwin E. Aldrin Jr., and the voices of Christopher Lloyd, Robert Patrick, Nicollette Sheridan, Tim Curry, Ed Begley Jr., Adrienne Barbeau, Philip Bolden, Trevor Gagnon, David Gore and Kelly Ripa. Directed by Ben Stassen. [1:25]

December 9

The Dark Knight [2008] [PG-13] - 2.7.3
Amidst an ongoing struggle to rid Gotham of organized crime, the Batman (Christian Bale) is introduced to a villain whose motivations seem to be to create anarchy and chaos: Known as The Joker (Heath Ledger) because of facial scars that resemble a smile, he wreaks havoc on the city and disrupts District Attorney Harvey Dent's (Aaron Eckhart) efforts to imprison mobsters. Also with Michael Caine, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Gary Oldman, Morgan Freeman and Eric Roberts. Directed by Christopher Nolan. [2:32]

Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears a Who [2008] [G] - 0.3.1
The story of the loveable elephant named Horton (voiced by Jim Carrey), who finds a speck on a clover and discovers that there is a community of Whos living on it. His troubles start when he tries to protect them from a busybody kangaroo (voiced by Carol Burnett), which does not believe him and thinks that the speck should be boiled in oil. Also with the voices of Steve Carell, Dan Fogler, Seth Rogen, Will Arnett, Isla Fisher, Amy Poehler, Jaime Pressly, Jonah Hil, Laura Ortiz and Selena Gomez. Directed by Jimmy Hayward and Steve Martino. [1:28]

December 16

Mamma Mia! [2008] [PG-13] - 4.1.3
Musical comedy featuring tunes from the '70s group ABBA: A young woman (Amanda Seyfried) preparing for her wedding is determined to discover the identity of her father. So, after reading her mother's (Meryl Streep) diary, she invites the three men (Pierce Brosnan, Colin Firth and Stellan Skarsgard) who she thinks are the most likely suspects. Also with Julie Walters, Christine Baranski, Dominic Cooper and Juan Pablo Di Pace. Directed by Phyllida Lloyd. [1:48]

The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor [2008] [PG-13] - 3.7.3
Brendan Fraser reprises his role as an adventurer with a penchant for mummies, and this time he's called out of retirement after his son (Luke Ford) uncovers a brutal emperor that is reanimated (Jet Li) and determined to continue a war started centuries earlier, before his army was transformed into mummies. Also with Maria Bello, Michelle Yeoh, John Hannah, Liam Cunningham and Isabella Leong. Directed by Rob Cohen. [1:52]

December 19

The House Bunny [2008] [PG-13] - 6.3.5
When a Playboy Bunny (Anna Faris) is tossed out of the Playboy Mansion for being too old at 27, she finds her way to a college sorority in need of a housemother. Her mission becomes to turn a band of social outcasts (Emma Stone, Kat Dennings, Katharine McPhee, Rumer Willis and Dana Goodman) into desirable women. Also with Christopher McDonald and Beverly D'Angelo. Directed by Fred Wolf. [1:38]

Traitor [2008] [PG-13] - 2.6.5
A man (Don Cheadle) selling weapons to Muslim terrorist groups is chased by the FBI and linked to bombings in countries around the world. Also with Archie Panjabi, Guy Pearce, Lorena Gale, Raad Rawi, Aly Khan, Simon Reynolds, Paulino Nunes, Mozhan Marno, Jeff Daniels, Neal McDonough and Said Taghmaoui. Directed by Jeffrey Nachmanoff. [1:53]

December 21

Burn After Reading [2008] [R] - 8.7.10
Comedy noir about two employees of a fitness club (Frances McDormand and Brad Pitt) who find a CD-ROM they are convinced contains espionage secrets, and assume that the owner of the disc will reward them if they return it. The reaction they get is not what they expected, and they try to sell the information to the Russians, but instead find themselves involved in a convoluted mess of C.I.A. spies, infidelity and inadvertent murder. Also with John Malkovich, Lenny Venito, Tilda Swinton, Richard Jenkins, David Rasche and J. K. Simmons. Directed by Ethan Coen and Joel Coen. [1:36]

Death Race [2008] [R] - 4.8.8
Jason Statham stars as a man falsely charged with murdering his wife and sentenced to a notorious maximum security island prison. The prison's warden (Joan Allen) makes money from broadcasting car races where inmates have to kill each other in order to win. Also with Ian McShane, Tyrese Gibson, Natalie Martinez, Jason Clarke, Max Ryan, Fred Koehler, Jacob Vargas, Robert LaSardo and Robin Shou. Directed by Paul W.S. Anderson. [1:29]

The Women [2008] [PG-13] - 5.2.4
A woman (Meg Ryan) busy with her job, charity work and party planning, is taken by surprise when she discovers that her husband is having an affair. Not sure what to do, and being advised by friends and her mother, she is determined to remake herself and her life. Also with Annette Bening, Eva Mendes, Debra Messing, Jada Pinkett-Smith, Candice Bergen, India Ennenga, Bette Midler, Cloris Leachman and Carrie Fisher. Directed by Diane English. [1:54]

Hamlet 2 [2008] [R] - 6.3.7
A bad actor (Steve Coogan) tries his hand at being a high school drama coach, but when budget cuts and several harsh reviews threaten his vocation, he sets out to stage a grand, politically incorrect musical in order to raise enough money to save arts teaching. Also with Catherine Keener, David Arquette, Joseph Soria, Elizabeth Shue and Amy Poeller. Directed by Andrew Fleming. [1:34]

December 27

The Duchess [2008] [PG-13] - 7.5.1
Period piece taking place in 18th century England, with Keira Knightley as a young English woman, barely out of her teens, who is chosen by a prominent Duke (Ralph Fiennes) to become his wife and producer of male heirs. Not long after they marry she discovers that he is being unfaithful to her. It becomes impossible for her to tolerate his dalliances when she discovers that he is having an affair with her only friend and he insists that she move in with them. Based on a true story. Also with Dominic Cooper, Hayley Atwell, Charlotte Rampling, Simon McBurney, Aidan McArdle, John Shrapnel and Alistair Petrie. Directed by Saul Dibb. [1:45]

Eagle Eye [2008] [PG-13] - 2.6.5
A young man (Shia LaBeouf) whose life is in a constant state of flux learns that his twin brother has died. After attending his funeral he receives a phone call that sets in motion a series of events that may end in his death. At the same time, a woman (Michelle Monaghan) also receives a call that instructs her to take action or her young son will be killed. The two become unwitting partners in a race for their lives. Also with Rosario Dawson, Anthony Azizi, Billy Bob Thornton, Anthony Mackie, Michael Chiklis, Cameron Boyce and Lynn Cohen. Directed by D.J. Caruso. [1:58]

Ghost Town [2008] [PG-13] - 4.3.5
Ricky Gervais stars as a dentist who does not like people, and does not believe in ghosts. But when he dies for seven minutes and is then revived, he discovers he retains the ability to see the dead, and the ghosts follow him and pester him. One ghost (Greg Kinnear) is particularly insistent. Also with Téa Leoni, Alan Ruck, Jeff Hiller, Kristen Wiig, Jordan Carlos, Billy Campbell, Dana Ivey and Aasif Mandvi. Directed by David Koepp. [1:42]


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