Archive for September, 2008

October 1 2008 movie releases

Posted in Movie releases with tags on September 30, 2008 by funofmovie

Ballast (NY)

Religulous (NY; limited release: October 3)

Monday’s Numbers September 29, 2008

Posted in Movies with tags on September 30, 2008 by funofmovie
1 Eagle Eye $2,078,092
2 Nights in Rodanthe $979,550
3 Lakeview Terrace $488,979
4 Burn After Reading $471,328
5 Fireproof $410,000
6 My Best Friend’s Girl $339,513
7 Righteous Kill $316,072
8 Miracle at St. Anna $300,238
9 Igor $238,463
10 The Women $235,442

Finally, some good movies!

Posted in Movies with tags on September 28, 2008 by funofmovie

That’s amazing how life can turn everything its own way. Just like in these two movies opening today. Both of them tell us about two people who find themselves in new circumstances. They both have their own stories and their own reasons to escape, but life or destiny, whatever you call it, brings them together and helps them find answers. The only term to follow is they must stick together to change their lives for good. And find what they’re looking for, of course.

Eagle Eye starring , , , and is a thriller about two strangers thrown together by a strange call from a woman they have never met. Jerry Shaw (LaBeouf) has just lost his twin brother and Rachel Holloman (Monaghan) is a single mom, so they suddenly find out they’re fitted up as terrorists, and are threatened into becoming members of a group aiming to assassinate a politician. They must stick together to find out what’s really happening and why they’re involved.

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September 26 2008 movie releases

Posted in Movie releases with tags on September 22, 2008 by funofmovie

September 26

– The Amazing Truth About Queen Raquela (NY, LA)

– Eagle Eye (conventional theaters and IMAX)

– Humboldt County (NY, LA)

– The Lucky Ones

– Miracle at St. Anna

– Nights in Rodanthe

– Obscene (NY)

September 19 2008 movie releases

Posted in Movie releases with tags on September 17, 2008 by funofmovie

– A Thousand Years of Good Prayers (NY)

– All of Us (NY)

– Ghost Town

– Lakeview Terrace

– My Best Friend’s Girl

– Appaloosa (NY, LA, Toronto; wide: October 3)

– Igor

– Battle in Seattle (limited)

– The Duchess (limited)

– Elite Squad (Tropa De Elite) (limited)

– Hounddog (limited)

Burn After Reading movie release September 12 2008

Posted in Movies with tags , , , , , , , , on September 9, 2008 by funofmovie

Genre Comedy, Drama
Release Date September 12, 2008
Studio Focus Features

Starring

George Clooney as Harry Pfarrer
John Malkovich as Osbourne Cox
Frances McDormand
Brad Pitt as Chad Feldheimer
Tilda Swinton as Katie Cox
Richard Jenkins
Logan Kulick
Lenny Venito

The Coen brothers’ follow-up to their Best Picture-winning No Country for Old Men is — no surprise for this offbeat filmmaking duo — its polar opposite. A sort of Fargo on helium, Burn is a goofball crime caper about two dim-witted gym employees (Pitt and Frances McDormand) who try to extort a curmudgeonly CIA agent (Malkovich) after they come across a CD-ROM containing possibly classified information. A-list names like Clooney and Pitt may sell the most tickets, but it’s the potty-mouthed Malkovich who easily racks up the most laughs. “The first scene I did was a phone call with Brad and Frances,” says Malkovich, whose character drops countless F-bombs throughout the film. “Unfortunately, I couldn’t be there on the soundstage because I was rehearsing a play. So I did it from an apartment in Paris. It was really late at night and I was screaming at the top of my lungs. God knows what the neighbors thought.”

Also along for the ride is newly minted Academy Award winner Swinton, as Malkovich’s testy wife, while Clooney plays her scheming lover — though that doesn’t mean the former Michael Clayton adversaries, who filmed Burn during last year’s Oscar-campaign season, have the best onscreen relationship this go-around, either. Recalls Swinton: “At the end of the shoot, George said, touchingly, wistfully, ‘Well, maybe one day we’ll get to make a film together when we say one nice thing to each other.'”

September 12 2008 movie releases

Posted in Movie releases with tags on September 9, 2008 by funofmovie

– Burn After Reading Main Cast: George Clooney, Frances McDormand, John Malkovich, Brad Pitt

– Christmas on Mars: A Fantastical Film Freakout Featuring the Flaming Lips (NY)

– Flow: For Love of Water (NY, LA; expands: Sept. 19; expands: Sept. 26)

– Moving Midway (NY)

– Righteous Kill

– Tyler Perry’s The Family That Preys

– The Women

– Phoebe in Wonderland (limited)

– Forgiveness (limited)