Thursday, October 1, 2009

coming soon to a theater near you.

Wow!  Can you believe it is already October?  With only three months left in 2009 (crazy!), we still have a long list of new releases to look forward to.  Scanning the long list of soon-to-be released titles, many sound quite promising.  

Here are a some of the movies coming out this month:

A Serious Man (Ethan and Joel Coen, 2009) - A black comedy set in 1967 and centered on Larry Gopnik, a midwestern professor who watches his life unravel when his wife prepares to leave him because his inept brother won't move out of the house.

The Invention of Lying (Gervais and Robinson, 2009) - A comedy set in a world where no one has ever lied, until a writer seizes the opportunity for personal gain.

Whip It! (Barrymore, 2009) - In Bodeen, Texas, an indie-rock loving misfit finds a way of dealing with her small-town misery after she discovers a roller derby league in nearby Austin.

Zombieland (Fleischer, 2009) - This horror comedy focuses on two men who have found a way to survive a world overrun by zombies...

The Yes Men Fix the World (Bichlbaum and Bonanno, 2009) - Troublemaking duo Andy Bichlbaum and Mike Bonanno, posing as their industrious alter-egos, expose the people profiting from Hurricane Katrina, the faces behind the environmental disaster in Bhopal, and other shocking events in this new documentary.

An Education (Scherfig, 2009) - A coming-of-age story about a teenage girl in 1960s suburban London, and how her life changes with the arrival of a playboy nearly twice her age.

Couples Retreat (Billingsley, 2009) - A comedy centered around four couples who settle into a tropical-island resort for a vacation.  While one of the couples is there to work on the marriage, the others fail to realize that participation in the resort's therapy sessions is not optional.

Good Hair (Stilson, 2009) - Chris Rock explores the wonders of African-American hairstyles in this new documentary. 

The Damned United (Hooper, 2009) - A look at Brian Clough's 44-day reign as the coach of Leeds United. 

Black Dynamite (Sander, 2009) - The story of 1970s African-American action legend, Black Dynamite.

Law Abiding Citizens (Gray, 2009) - An everyday guy decides to take justice into his own hands after a plea bargain sets his family's killers free.  His target?  The district attorney who orchestrated the deal.

New York, I Love You (Akin, Attal, Hughes, Iwai, Jiang, Kapur, Marston, Nair, Portman, Ratner, and Balsmeyer, 2009) - An anthology film joining several love stories set in one of the most loved cities of the world, New York.

The Stepfather (McCormick, 2009) - Michael returns home from military school to find his mother happily in love and living with her new boyfriend.  As the two men get to know each other, Micahel becomes increasingly suspicious of the man who is always there with a helpful hand.

Where the Wild Things Are (Jonze, 2009) - An adaptation of Maurice Sendak's classic children's story, where Max, a disobedient little boy sent to bed without his supper, creates his own world – a forest inhabited by ferocious wild creatures who crown Max as their ruler.

Amelia (Nair, 2009) - A look at the life of legendary American pilot, Amelia Earhart, who disappeared while flying over the Pacific Ocean in 1937 in an attempt to make a flight around the world.

Antichrist (Trier, 2009) - A grieving couple retreats to their cabin in the woods, hoping to repair their broken hearts and troubled marriage, but nature takes its course and things only go from bad to worse.

Motherhood (Dieckmann, 2009) - In Manhattan, a mother of two preparing for her daughter's sixth birthday party has no idea of the challenges she's about to face in order to pull off the event.

Saw VI (Greutert, 2009) - Special Agent Strahm is dead Detective Hoffman has emerged as the unchallenged successor to Jigsaw's legacy.  However, when the FBI draws closer to Hoffman, he is forced to set a game into motion, and Jigsaw's grand scheme is finally understood.

This Is It (Ortega, 2009) - A compilation of interviews, rehearsals, and backstage footage of Michael Jackson as he prepared for his series of sold-out shows in London.

The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day (Duffy, 2009) - The MacManus brothers are living a quiet life in Ireland with their father, but when they learn mob forces have killed their beloved priest, the duo return to Boston to bring justice to those responsible.

Untitled (Parker, 2009) - A Chelsea art gallerist falls for a brooding new music composer in this comic tale about the state of contemporary art.

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