Saturday, May 15, 2010

Coming Distractions May 18th & 11th

New movies for next Tuesday

*Oscar-nominated*Invictus: Clint Eastwood's biopic of Nelson Mandela, starring Morgan Freeman and Matt Damon.

*Oscar-nominated*The Messenger: Ben Foster stars as a wounded soldier who is assigned to the Casualty Notification Team to finish out his enlistment in the U.S. Also starring Woody Harrelson and Samantha Norton.

The Spy Next Door: "Spying is easy, babysitting is hard." Starring Jackie Chan. Kindergarten Cop for the new millenium?

Poliwood: a new documentary by Barry Levinson takes a look at the 2008 Republican & Democratic conventions in order to discover just how entwined are the goals and methods of Hollywood with the American political system.

Extraordinary Measures: Brendan Fraser & Harrison Ford race to cure a rare & deadly pediatric illness.

Valentine's Day: In one heart-drenched day in Los Angeles, Ashton Kutcher gets dumped only to find his soul mate closer to home and Topher Grace & Hector Elizondo are forced to get over their sexual hang-ups in order to enjoy true love.

Defamation: Israeli director Yoav Shamir's documentary explores modern day anti-Semitism.

The Girl on the Train

The New Daughter: Kevin Costner's hopes that a move to South Carolina will provide his kids with a fresh start are dashed when his daughter begins to act rather strange after a visit to a strange mound in the woods.

Fresh Films from May 11th

Edge of Darkness: Mel Gibson, as detective Craven, investigates the shooting of his daughter. Adapted from the political/cover-up/suspense British mini-series of the same name, without, however, all (or any) of the incestuous insinuations of the original.
Legion: God has lost faith in humanity, so he dispatches his legion of angels to administer some apocalypse on a rural diner.

North Face: Just the trailer for this Alps-climbing thriller made me want to mess my pants. Based on a true story, if that means anything these days.
Daybreakers: 95% of the 2019 population are vampires, but how will they survive on the rapidly dwindling selection of human-food? Ethan Hawke, as a vampire hematologist, must create a renewable source of artificial blood in order to save his starving race.

Tidal Wave

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