Alvin and the Chipmunks
Struggling songwriter Dave Seville opens his home to a talented trio of chipmunks named Alvin, Simon, and Theodore. When they become overnight music sensations, a greedy record producer tries to exploit the ‘boys’ and send them on a grueling concert tour just to line his own pockets. Now Dave must use a little human ingenuity and a lot of ‘munk mischief to get his furry family back before it’s too late! Cast: Jason Lee, David Cross, Cameron Richardson. Voices: Justin Long, Matthew Gray Gubler, Jesse McCartney. MPAA rating: PG
Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead
Andy, is an overextended payroll executive who lures his younger brother, Hank, into a larcenous scheme to rob a suburban mom-and-pop jewelry store that appears to be an easy target. The problem is, the store owners are Andy and Hank’s real mom and pop, and the seemingly perfect crime goes awry. Cast: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Ethan Hawke, Marisa Tomei, Albert Finney, Brian F. O’Byrne, Rosemary Harris. MPAA rating: R
Charlie Wilson’s War
Based on the true story of Texas congressman Charlie Wilson during the early 1980s, this tells how a congressman who loved a good time, one Houston socialite who loved a good cause and one renegade CIA agent who loved a good fight conspired to bring about the largest covert operation in history. Cast: Tom Hanks, Julia Roberts, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Amy Adams, Ned Beatty. Based on the book by George Crile. MPAA rating: R
Five young New Yorkers throw their friend a going-away party the night that a monster the size of a skyscraper descends upon the city. Cast: Lizzy Caplan, Jessica Lucas, T.J. Miller, Michael Stahl-David, Mike Vogel, Odette Yustman. Rated PG-13
Faced with an unplanned pregnancy, an offbeat young woman makes an unusual decision regarding her unborn child. Cast: Ellen Page, Michael Cera, Jennifer Garner, Jason Bateman, Allison Janney, J.K. Simmons. MPAA rating: PG-13.
Lars and the Real Girl
Lars is a sweet but shy guy who has a hard time talking with his family, coworkers, and neighbors. Although his family fears the worst when Lars brings home a life-sized companion doll who he thinks is a real girlfriend, named Bianca, a doctor encourages them to play along with him so that he can work through his delusions. The whole community rallies to his support, and Lars begins to deal with all of his emotions. He even begins to develop feelings for Margo, an attractive co-worker, in what becomes “a hilariously unique love triangle.” Cast: Ryan Gosling, Emily Mortimer, Paul Schneider, Kelli Garner, Patricia Clarkson. Rated PG-13
Lions for Lambs
Injuries sustained by two Army rangers behind enemy lines in Afghanistan set off a sequence of events involving a congressman, a journalist, and a professor. Cast: Robert Redford, Meryl Streep, Tom Cruise, Michael Peña, Andrew Garfield, Peter Berg, Derek Luke. Rated R
When Dave Drayton notices a strange mist on the lake, he does not think much of it. Later, when his son, Billy, his neighbor Brent Norton, and he travel to the grocery store, strange things begin to happen. On their way to the market, they see the army, the local firefighters, and the police heading toward the mist. When he sees this, Brent mentions something about “Project Arrowhead,” a secret military plan that no one knows about. When an elderly man runs into the market with a bloody nose, declaring that something is in the mist, the store immediately becomes besieged by otherworldly creatures which the shoppers and employees must battle. Cast: Thomas Jane, Marcia Gay Harden, Laurie Holden, Andre Braugher, Toby Jones. Based on the novella by Stephen King. MPAA rating: R
Mist: The Tale of a Sheepdog Puppy
Mist is one of three pups born at Borough Farm. From the moment that she opens her eyes, her dream is to become a real sheepdog. But things are not as easy as she might have hoped. Training with the boss is confusing, and then there’s a bunch of gruff and gumpy rams to deal with, and an auntie who may not always have her best interests at heart. Mist will need to learn her craft and prove herself worthy of a place on the team sheepdogs at the farm. Originally broadcast as a television motion picture in 2006. AudienceTV-G.
Resurrecting the Champ
Erik Kernan is an up-and-coming sports reporter who rescues a homeless man only to discover that he is, in fact, a boxing legend believed to have passed away. What begins as an opportunity to resurrect the Champ’s story and escape the shadow of his father’s success becomes a personal journey as the ambitious reporter reexamines his own life and his relationship with his family. Cast: Samuel L. Jackson, John Hartnett, Kathryn Morris, Alan Alda, Rachel Nichols, David Paymer; Teri Hatcher. Based on the story written by J.R. Moehringer. Rated PG-13
The story follows the life of fifteen year-old Hal Hefner(Reese Daniel Thompson), an awkward teenager with a stutter who wants to rise from obscurity and become an unlikely hero of his high school. He sees his chance when the fast-talking star of the debate team convinces him that he’s got the raw talent to succeed at public speaking. MPAA rating: R
Jon and Wendy Savage are two siblings who have spent their adult years trying to recover from the abuse of their abusive father, Lenny Savage. When their father’s girlfriend suddenly dies, they feel obliged to take care of him. Now together, brother and sister must come to terms with the new and painful responsibilities with their father. The siblings are forced to face the struggle with their now personal demons. Cast: Laura Linney, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Philip Bosco.
Stargate the Ark of Truth
SG-1 searches for an ancient weapon which could help them defeat the Ori, and discover it may be in the Ori’s own home galaxy. As the Ori prepare to send ships through to the Milky Way to attack Earth, on board the Odyssey, SG-1 travels to the Ori galaxy. The International Oversight Committee has their own plans and SG-1 finds themselves in a distant galaxy fighting two powerful enemies. Cast: Ben Browder, Michael Shanks, Amanda Tapping, Christopher Judge, Claudia Black, Beau Bridges, Spencer Maybee, Martin Christopher. Not Rated.
There Will Be Blood
Self-made oilman Daniel Plainview, whose voracious appetite for oil turns him into a California tycoon in the early years of the 20th century must face challenges not only from his son, but also a preacher as ambitious as himself and the oil fields themselves. Cast: Daniel Day-Lewis, Paul Dano, Kevin J. O’Connor, Ciarán Hinds, Dillon Freasier. Based on the novel “Oil” by Upton Sinclair. Rated R
Walk Hard: the Dewey Cox Story
The up-and-down and then up-again story of musician Dewey Cox. Dewey’s songs would change a nation. On his rock ‘n roll spiral, Dewey sleeps with 411 women, marries three times, has 22 kids and 14 step-kids, stars in his own 70s TV show, collects friends ranging from Elvis to the Beatles to a chimp. He becomes addicted to and then kicks about every drug known to man. Despite it all, Cox grows into a national icon and eventually earns the love of a good woman, his longtime backup singer Darlene. Cast: John C. Reilly, Jenna Fischer, Tim Meadows, Kristen Wiig. Rated R.
Present day Scotland. Angus discovers a mysterious egg that hatches a sea creature of Celtic mythology. The creature befriends Angus and will eventually be known as the Loch Ness Monster. Trying to hide the dinosaur-like creature, nicknamed Crusoe, Angus enlists Lewis to transfer it to the lake, where boy and serpent have extraordinary adventures together until human stupidity threatens Crusoe’s existence. Emily Watson, Alex Etel, Ben Chaplin, David Morrissey, Brian Cox. Based on the book The water horse by Dick King-Smith. PG