New Movies Opening November 13, 2009

new moviesWhat? No scary movies coming out on Friday the 13th? What a travesty! Regardless, there may be a good one or two in the bunch. My picks for the week would be the 2 documentaries coming out. Anyways, check out this weekend’s new movies:



Disaster movie maker Roland Emmerich (Independence Day, The Day After Tomorrow) crafts this apocalyptic sci-fi thriller following the prophecy stated by the ancient Mayan calendar which says that the world will come to an end on December 21, 2012. When a global cataclysm threatens the world, divorced writer and father Jackson Curtis joins the race to ensure that humankind is not completely wiped out.

Rated: PG-13
Starring: John Cusack, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Danny Glover, Amanda Peet, Thandie Newton
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Dare. An overachieving good girl, a sexually confused outsider, and a rich kid hiding behind his bad-boy persona unexpectedly find their lives colliding during their last semester of high school. As their lives slowly converge, it becomes ever more apparent that they have little to rebel against other than their own self-imposed inhibitions.

Rated: R
Starring: Emmy Rossum, Zach Gilford, Ashley Springer, Ana Gasteyer, Alan Cumming
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The Messenger

the messenger

In The Messenger Will Montgomery, a U.S. Army officer who has just returned home from a tour in Iraq and is assigned to the Army’s Casualty Notification service. Partnered with fellow officer Tony Stone (Woody Harrelson) to bear the bad news to the loved ones of fallen soldiers, Will faces the challenge of completing his mission while seeking to find comfort and healing back on the home front.

Rated: R
Starring: Ben Foster, Woody Harrelson, Samantha Morton, Jena Malone, Eamonn Walker
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Women in Trouble

women in trouble

A pregnant porn star, a couple of call girls, a scorned psychiatrist, a teenage goth, a flight attendant with a crush on a famous passenger… the troubles of this cluster of LA women couldn’t be more different, but on one crazy day feminine compassion will alter all of their lives. Certainly, these are women in trouble.

Rated: R
Starring: Carla Gugino, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Adrianne Palicki, Marley Shelton, Connie Britton
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Uncertainty thrusts Bobby Thompson and Kate Montero into two alternate realities on the same steamy summer day in New York City. With the flip of a coin, the couple are sent in opposite directions.

Rated: Not Rated
Starring: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Lynn Collins, Assumpta Serna, Olivia Thirlby, Louis Arcella
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Pirate Radio

pirate radio

In the 1960s a group of rogue DJs, on a boat in the middle of the Northern Atlantic, played rock records and broke the law all for the love of music. The songs they played united and defined an entire generation and drove the British government crazy. Pirate Radio includes a stellar playlist of classic songs, including music from: The Beatles, The Stones, Beach Boys, Dusty Springfield, The Who, Jimi Hendrix, Smokey Robinson, David Bowie, Otis Redding, Cat Stevens, among others.

Rated: R
Starring: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Bill Nighy, Rhys Ifans, Nick Frost, Kenneth Branagh
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The End of Poverty?

the end of poverty?

The aphorism “The poor are always with us” dates back to the New Testament, but while the phrase is still sadly apt in the 21st century, few seem to be able to explain why poverty is so widespread. Activist filmmaker Philippe Diaz makes the compelling argument that it’s not an accident or simple bad luck that has created a growing underclass around the world.

Rated: Not Rated
Starring: Martin Sheen, Eduardo Yssa, Nora CastaƱeda
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Oh My God

oh my God

Oh My God appears to be a captivating and thought-provoking documentary. Director Peter Rodger traveled to almost two dozen countries in his quest to discover what people around the world think about God in all his or her forms.

Hugh Jackman, Ringo Starr, Seal, a number of other celebrities and regular people (with a variety of religious persuasions, including atheists, Muslims, Hindus, and Christians) offer their views on God in this documentary.

Rated: Not Rated
Starring: Hugh Jackman, David Copperfield, Dr. John DeMartini, Bob Geldof, Hugh Jackman, Baz Luhrmann
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Fantastic Mr. Fox

fantastic mr. fox

In Fantastic Mr. Fox, an animated adaptation of the popular Roald Dahl children’s book, a wily fox uses his formidable cunning to outsmart three feeble-minded farmers who resort to extreme tactics to protect their chickens.

Rated: PG
Starring: George Clooney, Meryl Streep, Jason Schwartzman, Bill Murray, Wallace Wolodarsky
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