MOVIE OPENINGS – Sept 12, 2008

THE WOMEN

Director: Diane English 
Stars: Meg Ryan, Eva Mendes, Annette Bening 
Studio: Picturehouse Entertainment

The Plot: Happily married Mary (Ryan) finds her world shaken when she discovers that her husband is cheating on her with shopgirl Crystal (Mendes) -- and she was pretty much the last to know. Crying, divorce, recriminations, and revenge follow. Based on the star-studded 1939 classicstarring Norma Shearer, Joan Crawford and Rosalind Russell and updated to the present day.

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BURN AFTER READING

Director: Ethan Coen Joel Coen 
Stars: Brad Pitt, Frances McDormand, George Clooney 
Studio: Focus Features

The Plot: A disk containing the memoirs of a CIA agent ends up in the hands of two unscrupulous gym employees who attempt to benefit from the discovery.

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RIGHTEOUS KILL

Director: Jon Avnet 
Stars: Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, Carla Gugino 
Studio: Overture Films

The Plot: Two veteran New York City detectives (De Niro and Pacino) work to identify the possible connection between a recent murder and a case they believe they solved years ago; is there a serial killer on the loose, and did they perhaps put the wrong person behind bars?

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THE FAMILY THAT PREYS

Director: Tyler Perry 
Stars: Kathy Bates, Alfre Woodard, Sanaa Lathan 
Studio: Lionsgate

The Plot: Faced with a series of secrets and scandals that are threatening to tear their respective families apart, old friends Charlotte Cartwright (Bates) and Alice Pratt (Woodard) embark on a cross-country road trip in hopes of finding a way to end the drama and rebuild their familial connections

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TOWELHEAD

Director: Alan Ball 
Stars: Summer Bishil, Aaron Eckhart, Peter Macdissi
Studio: Red Envelope Entertainment

The Plot: An Arab-American teenager is sent to live with her strict father and struggles to find love and acceptance in a her new surroundings.

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SURFER, DUDE

Director: S.R. Bindler 
Stars: Matthew McConaughey, Woody Harrelson, Willie Nelson 
Studio: Anchor Bay Entertainment

The Plot: Coming home after a world tour, champion surfer Steve Addington (McConaughey) discovers his managers have sold him off to a greedy businessman who wants to exploit his talent with a bunch of lame-brained, get-rich schemes.

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