MOVIE OPENINGS – Aug 29, 2008

DISASTER MOVIE

 

Director: Jason Friedberg Aaron Seltzer 
Stars: Carmen Electra, Vanessa Minnillo, Nicole Parker
Studio: Lionsgate

The Plot: Over the course of one evening, an unsuspecting group of twenty-somethings find themselves bombarded by a series of natural disasters and catastrophic events.

BABYLON A.D.

 

Director: Mathieu Kassovitz 
Stars: Vin Diesel, Michelle Yeoh, Mélanie Thierry 
Studio: Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation

The Plot: Veteran-turned-mercenary Thoorop (Diesel) takes a high-risk assignment where he must escort a woman out of Russia. His client, however, is carrying a synthetic virus -- one that could bring about the end of humankind. Making his mission extra-difficult is the cult that has designs on what rests inside the young woman's body.

TRAITOR

 

Director: Jeffrey Nachmanoff 
Stars: Don Cheadle, Guy Pearce, David Clark
Studio: Overture Films

The Plot: FBI agent Roy Clayton (Pearce) heads up a conspiracy investigation which initially susses out a prime suspect: Samir Horn (Cheadle), a former special ops officer with strong ties to Afghan rebels in the Middle East. As Clayton chases Horn around the world, however, a tangled web of contradictory evidence is revealed.

COLLEGE

 

Director: Deb Hagan 
Stars: Drake Bell, Kevin Covais, Andrew Caldwell
Studio: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)

SUKIYAKI WESTERN DJANGO

 

Director: Takashi Miike 
Stars: Hideaki Ito, Koichi Sato, Quentin Tarantino 
Studio: First Look International

The Plot: A revolver-wielding stranger (Tarantino) crosses paths with two warring clans who are both on the hunt for a hidden treasure in a remote western town. Knowing his services are valuable to either side, he offers himself to the clan who will offer up the largest share of the wealth.

 

 


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