By Lauren Kolansky
WHAT: Comedy Drama
WHO: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Seth Rogen, Bryce Dallas Howard, Anna Kendrick, Anjelica Huston, Philip Baker Hall
WHEN: September 30
If anyone can make having cancer funny, it’s Seth Rogan and Joseph Gordon-Levitt. This heartfelt comedy brings us to the life of a young man (Levitt) who is suddenly diagnosed with cancer and how he handles his new odds with living versus dying. A new take on a depressing diagnosis, it’s sure to move you both to laughter and tears from the best friend’s (Rogan) crazy antics to the wisecracking chemotherapy patients at the hospital.
BUCKY LARSON: Born to Be a Star
Buck-toothed Bucky Larson (Swardson) is a sheltered kid from the Midwest who has just stumbled upon a world-shaking secret. His parents were once pornstars! (Ewww.) Instead of getting sick and crying himself to sleep at night, he realizes he must actualize his destiny of being born in to a family where not just one, but both parents are famous. He must travel to Hollywood and become a pornstar himself!
Ever wonder what would happen if the world found itself in danger from a deadly virus? This intense thriller gives us an idea as it pans through the different viewpoints of the struggle against a lethal infection that is sweeping the world, killing its victims within days of exposure. From doctors racing to find a cure, to families and communities being torn apart, panic and fear spread just like the disease itself.
Two estranged brothers square up for a match of a lifetime. Ex-marine Tommy (Hardy) enlists his father (Nolte), a former boxer and present alcoholic to help him train for a Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) tournament with the largest cash prize they’ve ever seen. Underdog older brother and public school teacher Brendan (Edgerton) joins the competition because his family needs the prize money. Watch as they duke it out in and out of the ring in this MMA action drama. (And you thought fighting with your siblings was bad?)
When you’re a Hollywood stuntman (Gosling) by day and a getaway driver for bad guys by night, life is sure to get interesting. After a robbery gone awry, this wheelman finds himself running, or rather, speeding away from one of the deadliest of criminals (Brooks) in L.A. I wonder how he’ll do as a stunt double for himself.
The famous Director, Woo-ping Yuen of The Matrix trilogy, Kill Bill Volumes I and II, Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon brings us another epic film about the battle between good and evil. Su Can’s (Vincent Zhao) a respectable military general is faced against his jealous and vengeful adopted brother,Yuan (Andy On), who has kidnapped Su’s son and later his wife Ying. Equipped with the deadly Five Venom Fists, Yuan overpowers Su, who in turn, must learn the never-before-seen form of martial arts: the Drunken Fist. With amazing sparring sequences, sweeping aerial stunts, and variety of fighting styles from legends Michelle Yeoh, David Carradine and Jay Chou, this movie is a must see!
Ever thought you were born in to the wrong family, and that there’s no possible way you could be related to those people who raised you? Twilight series star Taylor Lautner plays a youth who discovers this to actually be true after he found a childhood picture of himself on a missing children website! After discovering his parents aren’t who they say they are, he escapes and finds himself in dire peril, with only the hope of two FBI Agents (Molina and Smith) to save him and find out the truth.
EVERYTHING MUST GO
WHO: Will Ferrell, Christopher Jordan Wallace, Rebecca Hall, Laura Dern, Michael Peña
WHEN: September 6
Ever have a really bad day? Try losing your job for falling off the wagon only to come home to discover your wife left you, changed the locks on your house and dumped all of your belongings on the front lawn. When all this happened to Nick Porter (Ferrell), he decided he wasn’t going anywhere. Posting amidst everything he’s ever owned right in the front yard, he finds out the only way he can legally stay put is to have a yard sale, which inevitably becomes more than just a means for survival.
WHAT: Drama Suspense
WHO: Ray Liotta, Laura Vandervoort and Kevin Zegers
WHEN: September 6
A desperate man’s life leads him to take desperate measures. Tired of being second rate and not getting what he wants, Paul Dynan decides to take matters into his own hands by kidnapping the socialite children of three wealthy men. While waiting for his ransoms, he encounters trouble and secrets he had no idea were in store for him, as things start to go horribly wrong.
WHAT: Action Thriller
WHO: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Scott Adkins and Kevin Chapman
WHEN: September 6
Brazil (Van Damme) is just your ordinary contract killer, who’ll take on any job as long as you pay him enough, and Flint (Adkins) is on his way out of the assassin game after his last job caused a deadly drug dealer to put his wife in a coma. Now there’s a contract out for this drug-dealer’s head, and Brazil is on it for the money, while Flint is on it for the revenge. These two unlikely assassins have no choice but to team up for an action packed thriller sure to leave you on the edge of your seat, or couch.
WHAT: Action Adventure
WHO: James Purefoy, Paul Giamatti, Kate Mara, Charles Dance, Jamie Forema
WHEN: September 6
The King John’s signing of the Magna Carta treaty didn’t really come about as nicely as we’d like to think. Described as a mix between 300 and Braveheart, this movie shows a gruesome battle in violent proportions. For months, a Templar knight and his trusty group of warriors defend not just the castle, but their freedom as well during the thirteenth century.
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