MOVIE OPENINGS – August 22, 2008

HAMLET 2

 

Director: Andrew Fleming 
Stars: Steve Coogan, Elisabeth Shue, Catherine Keener 
Studio:

The Plot: High school drama teacher Dana Marschz (Coogan) looks to bring his Shakesperian sequel to the stage despite the obstacles in his path -- namely, a classroom full of disinterested students, potential budget cuts, and his own lack of talent.

 

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DEATH RACE

 

Director: Paul W.S. Anderson 
Stars: Jason Statham, Joan Allen, Tyrese Gibson
Studio: Universal Pictures

The Plot: Former NASCAR champ Jensen Ames (Statham) is framed for the murder of his wife, and subsequently sent to a notorious prison overseen by a warden (Allen) who has created the country's most popular sport: a kill-or-be-killed car race in which her inmates compete for their freedom.

 

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THE HOUSE BUNNY

 

Director: Fred Wolf 
Stars: Anna Faris 
Studio: Columbia Pictures

The Plot: A Playboy bunny (Faris) who was recently booted from the mansion winds up becoming the new house mother for a sorority in jeopardy.

 

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THE LONGSHOTS

 

Director: Fred Durst 
Stars: Ice Cube, Keke Palmer 
Studio: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)

The Plot: Eleven-year-old Jasmine Plummer (KeKe Palmer) looks to become the first female to play in the Pop Warner football tournament in its 56-year history.

 

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THE ROCKER

 

Director: Peter Cattaneo 
Stars: Rainn Wilson, Josh Gad 
Studio: Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation

The Plot: Two decades after he was kicked out of his famous rock 'n' roll group, Robert 'Fish' Fishman (Wilson), an over-the-hill drummer, pounces on a second chance at coercing his way into a garage band fronted by his newphew (Gad).

 

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