Wednesday, October 26, 2011

New Movie Releases

RA.One

Release Date: October 26, 2011 (limited)
Studio: Eros International Worldwide
Director: Anubhav Sinha
Screenwriter: David Benullo, Shah Rukh Khan
Starring: Shahrukh Khan, Kareena Kapoor, Arjun Rampal
Genre: Action, Adventure, Romance, Sci-Fi
MPAA Rating: Not Available
Plot Summary: "RA.One" stars one of the world's most popular actors and one of Newsweek's "50 Most Powerful People in the World" - Shahrukh Khan. Called "India's Tom Cruise" and known by his billions of fans as "King Kahn," he plays Shekhar, a video game programmer whose game takes on a life of its own - creating the evil RA.One (Arjun Rampal). Now, Shekar must become G.One, a tech-powered superhero, to defeat his super-powered creation and save the woman he loves.


Man on the Train

Release Date: October 27, 2011 (VOD)
Studio: Tribeca Film
Director: Mary McGuckian
Screenwriter: Mary McGuckian
Starring: Donald Sutherland, Larry Mullen Jr., Graham Greene, Tony Nardi, Kate O'Toole, Carlo Rota
Genre: Drama
MPAA Rating: Not Available
Plot Summary: The English-language remake of Patrice Leconte's award-winning French film of the same name, "Man on the Train" stars Donald Sutherland and musician Larry Mullen, Jr. in his acting debut.
A mysterious criminal (Mullen Jr.) rolls into a small town planning to knock off the local bank, assuming it will go off without a hitch. But when he encounters a retired poetry professor (Sutherland), his plans take an unlikely turn. With no place to stay, the professor generously welcomes him into his home. As the two men talk, a bond forms between these two polar opposites, and surprising moments of humor and compassion emerge. As they begin to understand each other more, they each examine the choices they've made in their lives, secretly longing to live the type of lifestyle the other man has lived, based on the desire to escape their own. 

13

Release Date: October 28, 2011 (NY, LA)
Studio: Anchor Bay Films
Director: Gela Babluani
Screenwriter: Gela Babluani
Starring: Jason Statham, Sam Riley, Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson, Ray Winstone, Alexander Skarsgard, Mickey Rourke
Genre: Action
MPAA Rating: R (for disturbing violence, language and brief drug use)
Plot Summary: Vince Ferro is a man in desperate circumstances. While on a quick fix-it job, he steals an envelope containing instructions for a mysterious job that promises a potential fortune. He assumes a false identity and follows the instructions, only to find himself a numbered participant in an underworld Russian roulette competition, where gamblers place bets on who'll survive when the trigger is pulled. The stakes are high, but the payout is more than he can resist. Many are competing for the first time, and a precious few have even returned to play again, but are his odds any better than other players in this most deadly game? What will it take to be the last man standing?

All's Faire in Love

Release Date: October 28, 2011 (limited)
Studio: That's Hollywood, Patriot Pictures
Director: Scott Marshall
Screenwriter: Robert A. White
Starring: Christina Ricci, Owen Benjamin, Ann-Margaret, Matthew Lillard, Cedric the Entertainer
Genre: Comedy
MPAA Rating: PG-13 (for some sexual content including references)
Plot Summary: Set in the world of Renaissance Faires - unique societies of actors, singers, glass-blowers, ale merchants, sword-smiths, and other crafts people dedicated to preserving the living memory of the golden age of the European Renaissance - "All's Faire in Love"... is a film reminiscent of such successful films as "Shakespeare in Love" and "The Princess Bride." The tale begins when college football star Will (Owen Benjamin) arrives at "All's Faire in Love... Renaissance Faire" to work off his class non-attendance obligation to Prof. Shockworthy (Cedric the Entertainer) by joining the rag-tag peasant Greenbriar Theater Troupe.
The same is true for Kate (Christina Ricci), a performer who left her investment banking opportunities to join her cousin Jo (Louise Griffiths) to blossom on stage and in Will's heart. Will and Kate get the chance to prove themselves when the Faire's chief benefactress create the ultimate competition to determine who will be a "Royal" and who a "Common Peasant" threatening to hand over the Troupe's most coveted Shakespearean stage at the Faire - to a the treacherous and devious Troupe of Royals lead by Rank (Chris Wylde). Will and Kate must overcome all manner of opposition and treachery to prove their worth, win the day, and perhaps... together ...fall in love. 

And They're Off...

Release Date: October 28, 2011 (limited)
Studio: Kinobild Releasing
Director: Rob Schiller
Screenwriter: Alan Grossbard
Starring: Sean Astin, Cheri Oteri, Mark Moses, Gigi Rice, Peter Jacobson, Mo Collins, James "Lil JJ" Lewis, Martin Mull, Kevin Nealon, Dot Marie Jones, Alex Rocco, Doug O'Neill, Bob Baffert, John Sadler, Martin Garcia, Joe Talamo
Genre: Comedy, Mockumentary
MPAA Rating: PG-13 (for some crude and sexual references)
Plot Summary: Sean Astin and Cheri Oteri star in the indie comedy "And They're Off...," the story of a losing thoroughbred horse trainer (Astin) whose only chance to save his career and get back into the winner's circle is to hire his erratic ex-girlfriend / jockey (Oteri), who is equally as desperate to get back into HIS circle.
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Anonymous

Release Date: October 28, 2011 (limited)
Studio: Columbia Pictures (Sony)
Director: Roland Emmerich
Screenwriter: John Orloff
Starring: Rhys Ifans, Vanessa Redgrave, Joely Richardson, David Thewlis, Xavier Samuel, Sebastian Armesto, Rafe Spall, Edward Hogg, Jamie Campbell Bower, Derek Jacobi
Genre: Drama
MPAA Rating: PG-13 (for some violence and sexual content)
Plot Summary: Set in the political snake-pit of Elizabethan England, "Anonymous" speculates on an issue that has for centuries intrigued academics and brilliant minds ranging from Mark Twain and Charles Dickens to Henry James and Sigmund Freud, namely: who was the author of the plays credited to William Shakespeare? Experts have debated, books have been written, and scholars have devoted their lives to protecting or debunking theories surrounding the authorship of the most renowned works in English literature. "Anonymous" poses one possible answer, focusing on a time when cloak-and-dagger political intrigue, illicit romances in the Royal Court, and the schemes of greedy nobles hungry for the power of the throne were exposed in the most unlikely of places: the London stage.

The Double

Release Date: October 28, 2011 (limited) 
Studio: Image Entertainment 
Director: Michael Brandt 
Screenwriter: Michael Brandt, Derek Haas 
Starring: Richard Gere, Topher Grace, Stana Katic, Stephen Moyer, Martin Sheen, Odette Annable 
Genre: Drama, Thriller 
MPAA Rating: PG-13 (for intense sequences of action and violence, some disturbing images and language) 
Plot Summary: In "The Double," the mysterious murder of a US senator bearing the distinctive trademark of the legendary Soviet assassin "Cassius," forces Paul Shepherdson (Richard Gere), a retired CIA operative, to team with rookie FBI agent, Ben Geary (Topher Grace), to solve the crime. Having spent his career chasing Cassius, Shepherdson is convinced his nemesis is long dead, but is pushed to take on the case by his former supervisor, Tom Highland (Martin Sheen). Meanwhile, Agent Geary, who wrote his Master's thesis on Shepherdson's pursuit of the Soviet killer, is certain that Cassius has resurfaced. As Shepherdson and Geary work their way through crimes both past and present, they discover that Cassius may not be the person they always thought him to be, forcing both to re-examine everything and everyone around them.

In Time

Release Date: October 28, 2011
Studio: 20th Century Fox
Director: Andrew Niccol
Screenwriter: Andrew Niccol
Starring: Justin Timberlake, Amanda Seyfried, Cillian Murphy, Vincent Kartheiser, Alex Pettyfer, Johnny Galecki
Genre: Thriller
MPAA Rating: PG-13 (for violence, some sexuality and partial nudity, and brief strong language)
Plot Summary: In a future where time is literally money, and aging stops at 25, the only way to stay alive is to earn, steal, or inherit more time. Will Salas lives life a minute at a time, until a windfall of time gives him access to the world of the wealthy, where he teams up with a beautiful young heiress to destroy the corrupt system.

Janie Jones

Release Date: October 28, 2011 (NY, LA)
Studio: Tribeca Film
Director: David M. Rosenthal
Screenwriter: David M. Rosenthal
Starring: Abigail Breslin, Alessandro Nivola, Elisabeth Shue
Genre: Drama
MPAA Rating: Not Available
Plot Summary: A faded rock star is forced to take responsibility for the daughter he never knew he had in Janie Jones, a funny and touching road trip through the world of rock 'n' roll from writer-director David M. Rosenthal ("Falling Up"), inspired by his own experiences.
Rocker Ethan Brand (Alessandro Nivola) and his band, the Ethan Brand Experience, are on the comeback trail when a former flame (Oscar® nominee Elisabeth Shue) drops a bomb in his lap—their 13-year-old daughter, Janie Jones (Abigail Breslin). Ethan refuses to believe Janie is his kid, but when her mom suddenly leaves for rehab, the child has no place to go but with the band.
With no inclination toward fatherhood, Ethan continues his hard-living ways, leaving Janie to fend for herself in the dive bars and sleazy motels along the way. As his drug- and booze-fueled antics take their toll on and off stage, the band deserts him one by one, until he and Janie are left alone.
Desperate to finish the tour and revive his career, Ethan stays on the road as a solo act with Janie in tow. As Ethan's self-destructive spiral threatens to derail his comeback, Janie uses her own surprising musical talents to help guide him down the rocky road to redemption.

Like Crazy

Release Date: October 28, 2011 (limited)
Studio: Paramount Vantage
Director: Drake Doremus
Screenwriter: Drake Doremus, Ben York Jones
Starring: Anton Yelchin, Felicity Jones, Jennifer Lawrence, Charlie Bewley, Alex Kingston, Oliver Muirhead, Chris Messina, Finola Hughes, Ben York Jones, Jamie Thomas King
Genre: Drama, Romance
MPAA Rating: PG-13 (for sexual content and brief strong language)
Plot Summary: A love story is both a physical and emotional tale, one that can be deeply personal and heartbreaking for an audience to experience. Director Drake Doremus' film "Like Crazy" beautifully illustrates how your first real love is as thrilling and blissful as it is devastating. When a British college student (Felicity Jones) falls for her American classmate (Anton Yelchin) they embark on a passionate and life-changing journey only to be separated when she violates the terms of her visa. "Like Crazy" explores how a couple faces the real challenges of being together and of being apart. Winner of the Grand Jury Prize for Best Picture at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival and of the Special Jury Prize for Best Actress for Felicity Jones, "Like Crazy" depicts both the hopefulness and the heartbreak of love. 

My Reincarnation

Release Date: October 28, 2011 (NY, LA)
Studio: Long Shot Factory
Director: Jennifer Fox
Screenwriter: Not Available
Starring: Chögyal Namkhai Norbu, Yeshi Silvano Namkhai
Genre: Documentary
MPAA Rating: Not Available
Plot Summary: Filmed over twenty years by acclaimed documentarian Jennifer Fox ("Flying: Confessions of a Free Woman"), "My Reincarnation" chronicles the epic story of the high Tibetan Buddhist Master, Chögyal Namkhai Norbu, and his western-born son, Yeshi. The film follows Namkhai Norbu's rise to greatness as a Buddhist teacher in the West, while his son, Yeshi, recognized at birth as the reincarnation of a famous spiritual master, breaks away from his father's tradition to embrace the modern world. Can the father convince his son to keep the family's threatened spiritual legacy alive? Never before has a high Tibetan Master allowed such complete access to his private life and it is doubtful that another ever will. With her signature intimate entry to both family and icons including the Dalai Lama, Fox expertly distills a decades-long drama into a universal story about love, transformation, and destiny. 

Puss In Boots

Release Date: October 28, 2011 (3D/2D theaters and IMAX 3D)
Studio: DreamWorks Animation
Director: Chris Miller
Screenwriter: Tom Wheeler
Starring: Antonio Banderas, Salma Hayek, Zach Galifianakis, Billy Bob Thornton, Amy Sedaris
Genre: Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Fantasy
MPAA Rating: PG (for some adventure action and mild rude humor)
Plot Summary: Long before he even met Shrek, the notorious fighter, lover and outlaw Puss In Boots becomes a hero when he sets off on an adventure with the tough and street smart Kitty Softpaws and the mastermind Humpty Dumpty to save his town. This is the true story of The Cat, The Myth, The Legend... The Boots.

The Rum Diary

Release Date: October 28, 2011
Studio: FilmDistrict
Director: Bruce Robinson
Screenwriter: Bruce Robinson
Starring: Johnny Depp, Aaron Eckhart, Amber Heard, Michael Rispoli, Richard Jenkins, Giovanni Ribisi, Marshall Bell
Genre: Drama
MPAA Rating: R (for language, brief drug use and sexuality)
Plot Summary: Based on the debut novel by Hunter S. Thompson, "The Rum Diary" tells the increasingly unhinged story of itinerant journalist Paul Kemp (Johnny Depp). Tiring of the noise and madness of New York and the crushing conventions of late Eisenhower-era America, Kemp travels to the pristine island of Puerto Rico to write for a local newspaper, The San Juan Star, run by downtrodden editor Lotterman (Richard Jenkins). Adopting the rum-soaked life of the island, Paul soon becomes obsessed with Chenault (Amber Heard), the wildly attractive Connecticut-born fiancée of Sanderson (Aaron Eckhart). Sanderson, a businessman involved in shady property development deals, is one of a growing number of American entrepreneurs who are determined to convert Puerto Rico into a capitalist paradise in service of the wealthy. When Kemp is recruited by Sanderson to write favorably about his latest unsavory scheme, the journalist is presented with a choice: to use his words for the corrupt businessmen's financial benefit, or use them to take the bastards down. 

Silver Bullets

Release Date: October 28, 2011 (NY)
Studio: Factory 25
Director: Joe Swanberg
Screenwriter: Joe Swanberg
Starring: Kate Lyn Shiel, Larry Fessenden, Amy Seimetz
Genre: Horror
MPAA Rating: Not Available
Plot Summary: Inspired by Chekhov's "The Seagull," this is a dreamlike examination of art, commerce, power, desire, fame and despair.
Beautiful young actress Claire (Kate Lyn Shiel of "Autoerotic" and "The Color Wheel") is in a comfortable relationship with Ethan (Swanberg), a filmmaker who aspires to make meaningful films. She is his muse, and they are finishing a project together. After she accepts the lead role in a werewolf movie to be directed by a talented horror auteur named Ben (Ti West, director of "The House of the Devil"), Ethan is instantly weary of their relationship and suspects Claire is more interested in stardom than the pursuit of art.
As Claire connects with her new director, Ethan begins to spiral into depression and self-doubt. In retaliation against Claire, he casts her best friend Charlie (Amy Seimetz of "Tiny Furniture" and "A Horrible Way to Die") as his girlfriend in his new project. While both productions move forward, Claire's life becomes more surreal and starts to resemble the werewolf movie she is working on.
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