Thursday, August 28, 2008

This Week's Releases...

Releasing Wednesday August 27th

In Wide Release:
When straight arrow FBI agent Roy Clayton (Pearce) heads up the investigation into a dangerous international conspiracy, all clues seem to lead back to former U.S. Special Operations officer, Samir Horn (Cheadle).

Releasing Friday August 29th

In Wide Release:
Inspired by Maurice Dantec novel "Babylon Babies," the story is set in the near future and concerns genetic manipulation. In the book, a mercenary charged with delivering a young woman from Russia to Canada learns that she has been manipulated by a synthetic virus and what lies inside her could doom the human race.

Written by Dan Callahan and Adam Ellison, though forced to put up with the humiliating and disgusting antics of the fraternity brothers, the boys still manage to meet sorority girls (Haley Bennett, Camille Mana and Nathalie Walker) who mistake them for college freshmen. Now, at the thought of the boys getting their women, the fraternity increases the pre-frosh humiliation and blackmails the boys by threatening to expose their underage status. With no choice but to fight back, the three friends retaliate with a major scheme to avenge their tormentors, destroy the fraternity, and win back the hearts, minds - and bodies! - of the sorority girls.

Another crappy parody flick! Teens will flock, need I say more!

In Limited Release:
Tighten your saddlebags, load your revolvers and pack your chopsticks for cult cinema bad boy Takashi Miike's audacious wagon ride mash-up into the wild, wild east. A familiar spaghetti western premise that involves a mysterious stranger arriving into the middle of two clans feuding over hidden loot gets sliced and diced into new Americana-Kabuki-baroque fare: Buddhist temples sit alongside saloons, samurai swords hang from gun belts and sake flows with blood. Blue-eyed samurai Quentin Tarantino makes his first Japanese film appearance in Miike's first English language film.

"Young People Fucking" is a smart and fast-paced comedy that intertwines the stories of 5 couples over the course of one sexual encounter. As the couples attempt to have some seemingly straight forward sex, they run into all sorts of problems.

An optimistic young girl travels alone to New York City where she hopes to earn money to send home to her ailing father. Expecting work in a beauty salon, the girl is instead delivered into the hands of her father’s distant cousin, an embittered woman who runs a seedy massage parlor. The girl surrenders her passport as collateral for her ‘debt’ and is informed of her duties. When she refuses to do the requisite sex work, the girl accepts her fate as the operation’s browbeaten servant, her only solace a magical goldfish given to her by a sidewalk fortuneteller.

Jan Ditte (Ivan Barnev) is short in height, but high in ambition. To put it bluntly, the young provincial waiter wants to become a millionaire. And he knows just how to do it: by hearing everything, seeing everything, and creating opportunities at every turn.

What are you seeing this weekend? Take some time and go see Hamlet 2!