MOVIE OPENINGS – October 12

We Own the Night 

 

Director: James Gray

Stars: Joaquin Phoenix, Mark Wahlberg, Eva Mendes and Robert Duvall.

Studio: Columbia Pictures 

The Plot: Though nightclub owner Bobby (Phoenix) and his police officer brother Joseph (Wahlberg) haven taken decidedly different paths in life, a near-fatal incident causes them to unite in a deadly confrontation with the mobsters who run Bobby's club. 

REVIEWS:

Elizabeth: The Golden Age 

 

Director: Shekhar Kapur

Stars: Cate Blanchett, Clive Owen, Geoffrey Rush.

Studio: Universal Pictures 

The Plot: England's Queen Elizabeth (Blanchett) struggles to maintain her powerful reign in the face of conspiracies to overthrow her and a budding relationship with explorer Sir Walter Raleigh (Owen). 

REVIEWS:

Michael Clayton

     

Director: Tony Gilroy

Stars: George Clooney, Tilda Swinton, Tom Wilkinson and Sydney Pollack.

Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures 

The Plot: An in-house "fixer" (Clooney) at a top New York law firm risks his career, and his life, on a sabotaged class action suit that pits him against a rival litigator (Swinton). 

REVIEWS:

Lars and the Real Girl 

 

Director: Craig Gillespie

Stars: Ryan Gosling, Emily Mortimer, Paul Schneider.

Studio: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) 

The Plot: A delusional young guy (Gosling) strikes up an unconventional relationship with a doll he finds on the Internet. 

REVIEWS:

Sleuth [limited] 

 

Director: Kenneth Branagh

Stars: Michael Caine, Jude Law.

Studio: Sony Pictures Classics 

The Plot: A wealthy mystery writer (Caine) engages in a twisted game of cat and mouse with his wife's lover (Law). 

REVIEWS:

Why Did I Get Married? 

 

Director: Tyler Perry

Stars: Tyler Perry, Janet Jackson, Sharon Leal.

Studio: Lionsgate 

The Plot: An adulterous incident causes four couples to take a hard look at their respective marriages during their annual week-long vacation in the Colorado mountains. 

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