MOVIE OPENINGS – Sept 26, 2008


Director: Spike Lee 
Stars: Derek Luke, Michael Ealy, Laz Alonso 
Studio: Touchstone Pictures

The Plot: A murder committed by post-office worker Hector Negron in 1984 sets in motion an investigation that ties back to the experiences of a battalion of black American soldiers who became trapped in a Tuscan village during WWII.


Director: Clark Gregg 
Stars: Sam Rockwell, Anjelica Huston, Kelly Macdonald 
Studio: Fox Searchlight Pictures

The Plot: An adaptation of the Chuck Palahniuk novel, in which sex-addicted con-man Victor Mancini (Rockwell) pays for his mother's (Huston) hospital bills by playing on the sympathies of those who rescue him from choking to death. Victor's mother's attending physician, Dr. Paige Marshall (Macdonald), initially sinks into his morass, only to become his best chance for redemption.


Director: D.J. Caruso 
Stars: Shia LaBeouf, Michelle Monaghan, Rosario Dawson 
Studio: DreamWorks SKG

The Plot: Two strangers (LaBeouf and Monaghan) become the pawns of a mysterious woman they have never met, but who seems to know their every move. Realizing they are being used to further her plot for a political assassination, they must work together to outwit the woman before she has them killed.


Director: George C. Wolfe 
Stars: Diane Lane, Richard Gere, Christopher Meloni 
Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures

The Plot: A doctor (Gere) who is traveling to see his estranged son sparks with an unhappily married woman (Lane) at a North Carolina inn


Director: Neil Burger 
Stars: Rachel McAdams, Tim Robbins, Michael Peña 
Studio: Roadside Attractions

The Plot: Three soldiers (McAdams, Robbins, and Peña) meet one another as they have all returned from Iraq, and circumstance unites them for a road trip across the country, in which they hope to fulfill different personal missions. As they travel, however, they soon realize the ways in which life has progressed without them in mind.


Director: Darren Grodsky Danny Jacobs 
Stars: Jeremy Strong, Fairuza Balk, Peter Bogdanovich 
Studio: HD Net

The Plot: An impromptu road trip plagued by car troubles leads to a disillusioned medical student (Strong) being stranded for the summer among a remote community of pot farmers, the last place in the world he imagines he might discover who he truly is.


Director: Alex Kendrick 
Stars: Kirk Cameron, Erin Bethea 
Studio: Samuel Goldwyn Films

The Plot: A firefighter (Cameron) and his wife (Bethea) begin a 40-day experiment known as "The Love Dare" in an attempt to save their marriage.

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