Archive for November, 2009
Precious: Based On The Novel..
Roland Emmerich has given movie watchers several apocalyptic films in the past in INDEPENDENCE DAY and THE DAY AFTER TOMORROW, and he offers another look at the end of the world in 2012. This action film stars John Cusack, Chiwetel Ejiofor, and Amanda Peet.
In LAW ABIDING CITIZEN, a prisoner\'s incredible reign over the city outside his cell is interrupted by an assistant district attorney. Gerard Butler (300) stars.
SWINGERS? Vince Vaughn and Jon Favreau join comedic forces once again with this film that also stars Jason Bateman, Malin Akerman, Kristin Davis, Kristen Bell, and Faizon Love. This comedy follows four couples who take a tropical vacation where they are forced to endure couples therapy. Frequent Vaughn and Favreau collaborator Peter Billingsley directs.
From SOMEWHERE IN TIME to I AM LEGEND, writer Richard Matheson\'s tales have frequently made their way to the screen, and this adaptation of his story "Button, Button" is no exception. Richard Kelly (DONNIE DARKO) directs Cameron Diaz and James Marsden in this horror film about a couple who find a box that has power over life and death.
A haunted house makes no secret of the fact it is not pleased with its new tenants in this independent tale of supernatural horror. Katie (Katie Featherson) and Micah (Micah Sloat) are a twentysomething couple who\'ve just moved into a new home in San Diego, California. Katie has an interest in the paranormal and believes that malevolent spirits have been following her since childhood, though Micah is not so easily convinced. However, after several nights of loud noises and strange happenings, Micah starts to agree with Katie that some sort of ghost may have followed them to the new home. After a paranormal researcher tells the couple he can\'t help them, Micah decides to take control of the situation and sets up a battery of video cameras so that if a spirit manifests itself, he can capture its behavior on tape. Once the surveillance cameras are in place, Katie and Micah bring in a Ouija board in an effort to talk to the spirits, a move that deeply offends the ghosts. PARANORMAL ACTIVITY was the first feature film from writer-director Oren Peli.
The Alaskan town in this thriller from Olatunde Osunsanmi (THE CAVERN) might seem like any other small northern city at first glance. But over the last four decades, people have been disappearing, and a government conspiracy might be at the root of the trouble. THE 4TH KIND stars Milla Jovovich, Elias Koteas, and Will Patton.
A reporter (Ewan McGregor) delves into the world of psychic military regiments during the Iraq War in this adaptation of the Jon Ronson book THE MEN WHO STARE AT GOATS. George Clooney, Kevin Spacey, and Jeff Bridges star in the Smoke House/BBC Films production.
Michael Jackson takes a final bow in this theatrical concert film featuring rehearsal footage of the late megastar as he practiced for the 100 shows in London that never came to be. HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL\'s Kenny Ortega handles direction duties as well as choreography chores for the HD-shot film.
Ebenezer Scrooge begins the Christmas holiday with his usual miserly contempt, barking at his faithful clerk and his cheery nephew. But when the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Yet to Come take him on an eye-opening journey revealing truths Old Scrooge is reluctant to face, he must open his heart to undo years of ill will before it\'s too late.