Tuesday, November 13, 2007
Jane F, an unsuccessful slacker actress, is having a bad day. And it’s getting more outrageous and surreal by the minute. Jane’s misadventures begin when she treats herself to a batch of cupcakes left unattended by her psycho roommate that prove not as innocent as they appear, Soon, she is trying to cross town so she can repay an unforgiving drug dealer, attend an audition, and somehow replace the precious cupcakes. Bumming a ride from her roommate’s friend--who is totally infatuated with her--she sets out on a long, strange trip. And when the original manuscript of the Communist Manifesto falls into her hands, things really get out of control. Sit back and enjoy the wild journey as Jane’s effort to get through her day proves an arduous task of epic proportions (like Sisyphus struggling with the biggest, craziest boulder ever)
In the age of heroes comes the mightiest warrior of them all, Beowulf. After destroying the overpowering demon Grendel, he incurs the undying wrath of the beast’s ruthlessly seductive mother, who will use any means possible to ensure revenge. The ensuing epic battle resonates throughout the ages, immortalizing the name of Beowulf
Set in Los Angeles in the year 2008 during a three day heat wave just before a huge 4th of July celebration, an action star stricken with amnesia meets up with an adult film star developing her own reality television project and a Hermosa Beach police officer who holds the key to a vast conspiracy.
Friday, November 9, 2007
Don Cheadle, Adam Sandler, Jada Pinkett-Smith
Columbia Pictures; Directed by Mike Binder
Rated R; 124 minutes; 2007
A man who lost his family in one of the planes in the September 11th attacks has never recovered from his grief. When he runs into his former college roommate it seems that the rekindling of this friendship might be the one thing he needs to come to grips with his loss.
Steve Carell, Morgan Freeman
We last saw Evan Baxter when he was a preening newscaster. He has now gone on to bigger and better things as a congressman when he is called upon by God to build an ark. Evans family can not decide whether he is having a mid-life crisis or is truly on to something of Biblical proportions in this comedy.
Nyambi Nyambi, Josh Phillip Weinstein, Luisa Williams
IFC Films; Directed by Julia Loktev
Not Rated; 94 minutes; 2007
A 19 year-old girl prepares to become a suicide bomber in Times Square. It is unclear what her ethnicity is but her passion for her mission is unmistakable. This film takes place solely in her tiny but resolute world.
John Cusack, Samuel L. Jackson, Mary McCormack
The Weinstein Company; Directed by Mikael Hafstrom
Rated PG-13; 94 minutes; 2007
Renowned horror novelist Mike Enslin has made his fame on discrediting paranormal events around the world. His ghost-free run is about to change when he checks into suite 1408 of the notorious Dolphin Hotel for his latest project. Despite warnings from the hotel manager he spends a horrifying night in the room that will change his life forever.