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New Movies for Friday, September 3rd, 2010

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  • The American. George Clooney plays an assassin who retreats to Italy for one last job. Based on the book “A Very Private Gentleman”. R for violence, sexual content and nudity.
  • Going the Distance. Justin Long and Drew Barrymore tackle a long-distance relationship in this rom-com, getting into misadventures along the way. R for sexual content including dialogue, language throughout, some drug use and brief nudity.
  • Machete. Danny Trejo plays the title character, a gun-wielding thug out for revenge in this film inspired by the fake trailer shown in Grindhouse. R for strong bloody violence throughout, language, some sexual content and nudity.

That’s it for this week! Check out the official websites for these films.

The American

Going the Distance

Machete

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August 29, 2010 at 12:24 AM

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127 Hours (Teaser Trailer)

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Here’s a teaser for 127 Hours, the latest film by Danny Boyle. It tells the true story of Aron Ralston, a man who lived for adventure. Unfortunately, his most famous adventure took a wrong turn when he got trapped in a rock formation and was forced to amputate part of his own right arm. The trailer makes the movie look a little like “Buried”, especially when we zoom out to the miles and miles of rock, but at least he’s out in the open. Except for that whole amputation thing.

127 Hours comes out on November 5th.

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August 27, 2010 at 2:30 AM

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I’m Still Here (Teaser Trailer)

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The trailer for the Joaquin Phoenix mockumentary “I’m Still Here” is, well, here. It tells the story a year in the life of the man, who decided to quit acting and become a hip-hop musician. I couldn’t really see him doing hip-hop, but that’s probably because of the whole mockumentary thing.

I’m Still Here hits theaters on September 10th.

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August 24, 2010 at 1:38 AM

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New Movies for Friday, August 27th, 2010

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  • Takers. A group of techno-savvy thieves decide to attempt one of the biggest heists of all time—but not if a hardened LA cop can stop them. It’s like Ocean’s Eleven except they aren’t all white. PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and action, a sexual situation/partial nudity and some language.
  • The Last Exorcism. Eli Roth and Strike Entertainment present the story of Reverend Cotton Marcus, who’s been performing “exorcisms” for over 40 years. After this one, he’s going to settle down and quit the demonic business, but there’s just one little hitch. Things don’t go over as planned. Yikes. PG-13 for disturbing violent content and terror, some sexual references and thematic material.

Check out the official websites for these movies!

Takers

The Last Exorcism

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August 22, 2010 at 1:50 AM

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Black Swan (Trailer)

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This trailer contains a same-sex kiss, which some people may find offensive.

This trailer also contains frightening images; therefore it’s not appropriate for children or the easily terrified.

I skimmed over the synopsis for this movie, but caught a few words like “ballet” and “Swan Lake”. Thinking it was going to be just another inspirational dance movie, I sighed, but continued on. Then I saw that it was directed by Darren Aronofsky and I honestly thought it was going to be some spiritual sequel to “The Wrestler” (and if you don’t know what “spiritual sequel” means, look it up on Wikipedia).

Then, I actually watched the trailer.

It’s definitely not an inspirational dance movie.

And it’s definitely not a spiritual sequel to The Wrestler.

The movie tells the story of Nina (Natalie Portman), a young woman immersed in the world of New York ballet. Unfortunately for her, she has a rival: Lily (Mila Kunis). They are pulled together and form a bizarre relationship as well as a bizarre rivalry that I think will ultimately turn deadly.

This movie looks bizarrely awesome. I know I’ve been using the word “bizarre” a lot lately, but it’s the only way I can describe the trailer. I think TenaciousDnj puts it best: “I haven’t been this mindf—ked since I saw Inception.”

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August 20, 2010 at 3:06 AM

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New Movies for Friday, August 20th, 2010 (Updated!)

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  • Lottery Ticket. It’s a fight for the millions when a young man living in the projects suddenly wins the lottery, and he’ll have to hold his own to keep the winning ticket. PG-13 for sexual content, language including a drug reference, some violence and brief underage drinking.
  • Nanny McPhee Returns. Emma Thompson does the same in this sequel to the 2005 film, this time helping Mrs. Green (Maggie Gyllenhaal) raise her three children who are being constantly tormented by their two rich cousins. PG for rude humor, some language and mild thematic elements.
  • Piranha 3D. 3D sorcerers and canine secret agents are for the kids. The rest of us want a more mature 3D movie—and by that, I mean swarms of angry piranha simultaneously devouring the drunk and stupid college kids at a wet ‘n’ wild beach party and chowing down on the audience as well! Cause it’s in 3D!! R for sequences of strong bloody horror violence and gore, graphic nudity, sexual content, language and some drug use.
  • The Switch. Jennifer Aniston is all set to have a baby through sperm donor Patrick Wilson, but a drunken last-minute switch made by her friend (Jason Bateman) will change everything. And I mean everything. PG-13 for mature thematic content, sexual material including dialogue, some nudity, drug use and language.
  • Vampires Suck. The guys that brought you Disaster Movie and Meet The Spartans are at it again, and they’re taking a bite out of a specific vampire series in this send-up. PG-13 for crude sexual content, comic violence, language and teen partying.

What a colorful movie lineup. Check out the official websites for these films.

Lottery Ticket

Nanny McPhee Returns

Piranha 3D

The Switch

Vampires Suck

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August 16, 2010 at 1:29 AM

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Skyline (Trailer)

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I’ve got good news and bad news. First of all, something is coming. The good news is, it’s not the Smurfs. The bad news is…it’s not the Smurfs. It’s worse, if that’s even possible. Skyline tells the story of strange lights which come down around Los Angeles, which turn out to be an extraterrestrial force that threatens to destroy Earth and vanquish humanity. Yaay!

Now, I love a good sci-fi movie, and this one is on that list, but here’s the thing: “Maybe we should have listened”? Seriously? That sounds a little  too tongue-in-cheek for a thriller movie. Whenever I try to imagine someone saying that in a sci-fi voice, it always comes out as a comedy, like “Maybe we should have LISTENED. (wink)” But that’s beside the point.

Skyline comes out on November 12th.

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August 12, 2010 at 2:05 AM

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