Wednesday, June 29, 2011

New Movie Releases

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Transformers: Dark of the Moon

Release Date: June 28, 2011 (9pm in 3D and IMAX; 2D release: June 29)
Studio: DreamWorks Pictures (Paramount)
Director: Michael Bay
Screenwriter: Ehren Kruger
Starring: Shia LaBeouf, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Josh Duhamel, Tyrese Gibson, Kevin Dunn, Julie White, Frances McDormand, John Malkovich, Ken Jeong, Patrick Dempsey, Alan Tudyk, John Turturro, Leonard Nimoy
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
MPAA Rating: PG-13 (for intense prolonged sequences of sci-fi action violence, mayhem and destruction, and for language, some sexuality and innuendo)
Plot Summary: Shia LaBeouf returns as Sam Witwicky in "Transformers: Dark of the Moon." When a mysterious event from Earth's past erupts into the present day it threatens to bring a war to Earth so big that the Transformers alone will not be able to save us.

Aurora

Release Date: June 29, 2011 (NY)
Studio: The Cinema Guild
Director: Cristi Puiu
Screenwriter: Cristi Puiu
Starring: Cristi Puiu, Clara Voda, Catrinel Dumitrescu, Luminita Gheorghiu, Valentin Popescu
Genre: Drama
MPAA Rating: Not Available
Plot Summary: An apartment kitchen: a man and a woman discuss Little Red Riding Hood, their voices hushed, mindful of waking the little girl sleeping next room. Waste land on the city outskirts: behind a line of abandoned trailers, the man silently watches what seems to be a family. The same city, the same man: driving through traffic with two hand-made firing pins for a hunting rifle. The man is 42 years old, his name - Viorel. Troubled by obscure thoughts, he drives across the city to a destination known only to him.

Crime After Crime

Release Date: July 1, 2011 (NY; LA release: July 8)
Studio: The OWN Documentary Club
Director: Yoav Potash
Screenwriter: Not Available
Starring: Not Available
Genre: Documentary
MPAA Rating: Not Available
Plot Summary: "Crime After Crime" tells the dramatic story of the legal battle to free Debbie Peagler, an incarcerated survivor of domestic violence. Over 26 years in prison could not crush the spirit of this determined African-American woman, despite the wrongs she suffered, first at the hands of a duplicitous boyfriend who beat her and forced her into prostitution, and later by prosecutors who used the threat of the death penalty to corner her into a life behind bars for her connection to the murder of her abuser. Her story takes an unexpected turn two decades later when two rookie land-use attorneys step forward to take her case. Through their perseverance, they bring to light long-lost witnesses, new testimonies from the men who committed the murder, and proof of perjured evidence. Their investigation ultimately attracts global attention to victims of wrongful incarceration and abuse, and becomes a matter of life and death once more.

Delhi Belly

Release Date: July 1, 2011 (limited)
Studio: UTV Motion Pictures
Director: Abhinay Deo
Screenwriter: Akshat Verma
Starring: Imran Khan, Kunaal Roy Kapur, Vir Das, Shenaz Treasurywala, Poorna Jagannathan
Genre: Action, Comedy
MPAA Rating: Not Available
Plot Summary: Tashi, Arup and Nitin – flatmates, buddies and partners in crime. Tashi is to get married in a month but still doesn't know if his fiancĂ©e is THE ONE! Arup can't make up his mind who he wants to kill first – his girlfriend who has just dumped him or his stupid, annoying boss whose idea of creativity is sketching a smiling banana! And Nitin is about to discover that eating delicious tandoori chicken off a street vendor is going to give him the worst case of Delhi Belly he's ever known! Three regular blokes, living the regular life EXCEPT for one small detail – they are on the hit list of one of the world's deadliest crime syndicates. Will they be able to get away before the 's#!t hits the roof' and it comes crashing down?

Larry Crowne

Release Date: July 1, 2011
Studio: Universal Pictures
Director: Tom Hanks
Screenwriter: Tom Hanks, Nia Vardalos
Starring: Tom Hanks, Julia Roberts, Bryan Cranston, Cedric the Entertainer, Taraji P. Henson, Gugu Mbatha Raw, Wilmer Valderrama, Pam Grier, Rami Malek, George Takei, Grace Gummer, Rita Wilson, Jon Seda
Genre: Comedy, Drama
MPAA Rating: PG-13 (for brief strong language and some sexual content)
Plot Summary: Oscar® winners Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts reunite for a dramatic comedy about how the hard knocks from today's recession inspire one everyday guy to undergo a personal reinvention: Larry Crowne.
Until he was downsized, affable, amiable Larry Crowne (Hanks) was a superstar team leader at the big-box company where he's worked since his time in the Navy. Underwater on his mortgage and unclear on what to do with his suddenly free days, Larry heads to his local college to start over. There he becomes part of a colorful community of outcasts, also-rans and the overlooked all trying to find a better future for themselves...often moving around town in a herd of scooters. In his public-speaking class, Larry develops an unexpected crush on his teacher Mercedes Tainot (Roberts), who has lost as much passion for teaching as she has for her husband.
The simple guy who has every reason to think his life has stalled will come to learn an unexpected lesson: when you think everything worth having has passed you by, you just might discover your reason to live.

Love Etc.

Release Date: July 1, 2011 (NY, LA)
Studio: Paladin
Director: Jill Andresevic
Screenwriter: Not Available
Starring: Not Available
Genre: Documentary
MPAA Rating: Not Available
Plot Summary: "Love Etc." is a witty, poignant and humorous exploration about the universal stages of love, depicted through five real stories over the course of one year in New York City. Young, old, gay, straight - everyone has experienced love - and the joy and frustration that come with it. From teen romance to a decades-long marriage; newlyweds to a recent divorcee, and even a bachelor so frustrated in his search that he chooses to have children without a partner, "Love Etc." documents the intimate journeys of engaging characters aged 18-89 who reflect the city's diversity, and takes an honest look at life's most challenging pursuit.

Monte Carlo

Release Date: July 1, 2011
Studio: 20th Century Fox
Director: Tom Bezucha
Screenwriter: Tom Bezucha, Maria Maggenti, April Blair
Starring: Selena Gomez, Leighton Meester, Katie Cassidy, Andie MacDowell, Cory Monteith
Genre: Comedy, Romance
MPAA Rating: PG (for brief mild language)
Plot Summary: Based on the Jules Bass book "Headhunters" by Jules Bass, "Monte Carlo" tells the story of a girl and her best friend who travel to Paris, accompanied by her future, uptight stepsister. When one of the girls is mistaken for a spoiled British heiress, they are caught up in a whirlwind of attention and find themselves going on a dream vacation to Monte Carlo.

The Perfect Host

Release Date: July 1, 2011 (limited)
Studio: Magnolia Pictures
Director: Nick Tomnay
Screenwriter: Nick Tomnay
Starring: David Hyde Pierce, Clayne Crawford, Nathaniel Parker
Genre: Psychological Thriller
MPAA Rating: R (for language, some violent content and brief sexual material)
Plot Summary: Warwick Wilson is the consummate host. He carefully prepares for a dinner party, the table impeccably set and the duck perfectly timed for 8:30 p.m. John Taylor is a career criminal. He's just robbed a bank and needs to get off the streets. He finds himself on Warwick's doorstep posing as a friend of a friend, new to Los Angeles, who's been mugged and lost his luggage. As the wine flows and the evening progresses, we become deeply intertwined in the lives of these two men and discover just how deceiving appearances can be. With outstanding performances by David Hyde Pierce and Clayne Crawford, cowriter/director Nick Tomnay takes us on a suspense-filled ride where nothing is as it seems. "The Perfect Host" is a slippery psychological thriller that exposes true human nature and reveals just how far we're willing to go to satisfy our needs.

Small Town Murder Songs

Release Date: July 1, 2011 (NY)
Studio: Monterey Media
Director: Ed Gass-Donnelly
Screenwriter: Ed Gass-Donnelly
Starring: Martha Plimpton, Peter Stormare, Jill Hennessy
Genre: Crime, Thriller
MPAA Rating: Not Available
Plot Summary: When a young, unidentified woman is found dead by the lake, aging police officer Walter (Peter Stormare) is called to the scene of the town's first murder investigation in decades. Haunted by his past, and hampered by the mistrust of both the community and a state cop overseeing the investigation, he sets out to solve the crime, complicated by his ex-lover (Jill Hennessy) and his suspicion of her current boyfriend.
As he delves deeper, Walter's newly-reformed life begins to unravel, threatening his relationship with Sam (Martha Plimpton) and intertwining with the case... or possibly the murder itself.

Terri

Release Date: July 1, 2011 (limited)
Studio: ATO Pictures
Director: Azazel Jacobs
Screenwriter: Patrick deWitt
Starring: Jacob Wysocki, John C. Reilly, Creed Bratton, Olivia Crocicchia, Bridger Zadina
Genre: Comedy, Drama
MPAA Rating: Not Available
Plot Summary: A hit at the Sundance 2011 Film Festival, "Terri" is a moving and often funny film about the relationship between Terri (Jacob Wysocki), an oversized teen misfit, and the garrulous but well-meaning vice principal (John C. Reilly) who takes an interest in him. "Terri" was produced by the team behind "Blue Valentine" and "Half Nelson," and directed by Azazel Jacobs ("Momma's Man").

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