A Somewhat Gentle Man
Studio: Strand Releasing
Director: Hans Petter Moland
Screenwriter: Kim Fupz Aakeson
Starring: Stellan Skarsgard, Bjørn Floberg, Gard B. Eidsvold, Jorunn Kjellsby, Jannike Kruse, Aksel Hennie
Genre: Comedy, Drama
MPAA Rating: Not Available
Official Website: Not Available
Plot Summary: Ulrik (Stellan Skarsgård) is a somewhat gentle man, as far as gangsters go. Reluctantly back on the streets following a stint in prison, Ulrik's boss greets him with open arms and a plan to settle an old score. With a demented sense of professional pride, Ulrik's boss sets in motion a plan to right the wrong done to his star employee. The problem is Ulrik would rather go about his own business, however mundane, than get involved with his ragtag colleagues again. This dark feel good comedy delivers laughs and gasps in equal measure.
Studio: Universal Pictures
Director: Ron Howard
Screenwriter: Allan Loeb
Starring: Vince Vaughn, Kevin James, Jennifer Connelly, Winona Ryder, Channing Tatum, Queen Latifah
MPAA Rating: PG-13 (for mature thematic elements involving sexual content)
Official Website: TheDillemamovie.com
Plot Summary: Vince Vaughn and Kevin James headline an all-star comedy from director Ron Howard and producer Brian Grazer about a man who finds out that what you don't say to a friend is just as important as what you do. Jennifer Connelly, Winona Ryder, Channing Tatum and Queen Latifah join them in The Dilemma, a story of how far you can bend a brotherly bond before it snaps. Since college, confirmed bachelor Ronny (Vaughn) and happily married Nick (James) have been through thick and thin. Now partners in an auto design firm, the two pals are vying to land a dream project that would launch their company. With Ronny's girlfriend, Beth (Connelly), and Nick's wife, Geneva (Ryder), by their sides, they're unbeatable. But Ronny's world is turned upside down when he inadvertently sees Geneva out with another man and makes it his mission to get answers. As the amateur investigation dissolves his world into comic mayhem, he learns that Nick has a few secrets of his own. Now, with the clock ticking and pressure mounting on the biggest presentation of their careers, Ronny must decide how and when he will reveal the truth to his best friend.
The Green Hornet
Studio: Columbia Pictures (Sony)
Director: Michel Gondry
Screenwriter: Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg
Starring: Seth Rogen, Jay Chou, Cameron Diaz, Christoph Waltz, Edward James Olmos, David Harbour, Tom Wilkinson
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime
MPAA Rating: PG-13 (for sequences of violent action, language, sensuality and drug content)
Official Website: SonyPictures.com
Plot Summary: Britt Reid (Seth Rogen) is the son of LA's most prominent and respected media magnate and perfectly happy to maintain a directionless existence on the party scene – until his father (Tom Wilkinson) mysteriously dies, leaving Britt his vast media empire. Striking an unlikely friendship with one of his father's more industrious and inventive employees, Kato (Jay Chou), they see their chance to do something meaningful for the first time in their lives: fight crime. But in order to do this, they decide to become criminals themselves – protecting the law by breaking it, Britt becomes the vigilante The Green Hornet as he and Kato hit the streets.
Using all his ingenuity and skill, Kato builds the ultimate in advanced retro weaponry, The Black Beauty, an indestructible car equal parts firepower and horsepower. Rolling in a mobile fortress on wheels and striking the bad guys with Kato's clever gadgets, The Green Hornet and Kato quickly start making a name for themselves, and with the help of Britt's new secretary, Lenore Case (Cameron Diaz), they begin hunting down the man who controls LA's gritty underworld: Benjamin Chudnofsky (Christoph Waltz). But Chudnofsky has plans of his own: to swat down The Green Hornet once and for all.
Ong Bak 3
Studio: Magnet Releasing (Magnolia Pictures)
Director: Tony Jaa, Panna Rittikrai
Screenwriter: Tony Jaa, Panna Rittikrai
Starring: Tony Jaa, Dan Chupong, Sorapong Chatree, Nirut Sirichanya
MPAA Rating: Not Available
Official Website: OngBak3film.com
Plot Summary: Martial arts legend Tony Jaa writes, directs, produces and stars in "Ong Bak 3," the third and final installment in one of the most beloved action series of all time. Picking up at the cliffhanger ending where "Ong Bak 2" leaves off, Jaa ramps up the epic supernatural elements of the previous film, while still maintaining the trademark bone-crunching action that the series is known for. This time he must face his ultimate enemy: a fierce supernatural warrior named "Demon Crow," played by fellow martial arts sensation Dan Chupong ("Dynamite Warrior"). Eagerly anticipated by martial arts aficionados for some time, the matchup of Jaa and Chupong is explosive.
Studio: Sony Pictures Classics
Director: Richard J. Lewis
Screenwriter: Michael Konyves
Starring: Paul Giamatti, Dustin Hoffman, Rosamund Pike, Minnie Driver, Rachelle Lefevre, Scott Speedman, Bruce Greenwood
MPAA Rating: R (for language and some sexual content)
Official Website: SonyClassics.com/BarneysVersion
Plot Summary: "Barney's Version" stars Academy Academy Award nominees Paul Giamatti and Minnie Driver, Award winner Dustin Hoffman, Rosamund Pike, Rachelle Lefevre and Scott Speedman. In the film, Barney Panofsky (Giamatti) is a seemingly ordinary man who lives an extraordinary life. Barney's candid confessional spans three decades and two continents, and includes three wives, one outrageous father and a dangerously dissolute best friend.
The Heart Specialist
Studio: Freestyle Releasing
Director: Dennis Cooper
Screenwriter: Dennis Cooper
Starring: Zoe Saldana, Wood Harris, Brian White, Nephew Tommy, Marla Gibbs, Jasmine Guy, Jennifer Lewis, Terrence J, Method Man, Ed Asner
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Thriller
MPAA Rating: R (for some sexual content and language)
Official Website: TheHeartSpecialistmovie.com
Plot Summary: A modern comedy about the everyday perils of first year medical residents at a shabby south Florida hospital. Wood Harris is the Chief Resident, who teaches the trainees how to save lives and not take themseleves too seriously, all the while hiding a chilling secret of his own.