MOVIE OPENINGS – Dec 5, 2008

CADILLAC RECORDS

Director: Darnell Martin 
Stars: Adrien Brody, Beyoncé Knowles, Mos Def 
Studio: TriStar Pictures

The Plot: A chronicle of the rise and fall of Chess Records, the Chicago-based record label founded by Leonard Chess (Brody), whose musical ear and business savvy helped foster the careers of Etta James (Knowles), Chuck Berry (Def), and other rhythm-and-blues pioneers

FROST/NIXON

Director: Ron Howard 
Stars: Frank Langella, Michael Sheen, Kevin Bacon
Studio: Universal Pictures

The Plot: BBC host David Frost interviews Richard Nixon in 1977, where the scandal-plagued President opens up about his role in the Watergate scandal.

PUNISHER: WAR ZONE

Director: Lexi Alexander 
Stars: Ray Stevenson, Dominic West, Julie Benz 
Studio: Lionsgate

The Plot: Continuing his crusade to punish violent criminals, former FBI agent Frank Castle (Stevenson) arrives in New York to take on the city's underworld bosses.

NOBEL SON

Director: Randall Miller 
Stars: Alan Rickman, Bryan Greenberg, Shawn Hatosy 
Studio: Freestyle Releasing

The Plot: A young chemistry student (Hatosy) throws a wrench into the existence of Nobel Prize-winning scientist Eli Michaelson (Rickman) by first kidnapping his son (Greenberg), then exposing Michaelson to his family friends, and colleagues as the pompous, unscrupulous egomaniac he has become since his triumph.


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