Movies Released September 9th, 2011

  • Warrior
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    Warrior

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    Lionsgate
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    Two brothers face the fight of a lifetime – and the wreckage of their broken family – within the brutal, high-stakes world of Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fighting in Lionsgate's action/drama, "Warrior."

    An ex-Marine haunted by a tragic past, Tommy Riordan returns to his hometown of Pittsburgh and enlists his father, a recovered alcoholic and his former coach, to train him for an MMA tournament awarding the biggest purse in the history of the sport. As Tommy blazes a violent path towards the title prize, his brother, Brendan, a former MMA fighter unable to make ends meet as a public school teacher, returns to the amateur ring to provide for his family. Even though years have passed, recriminations and past betrayals keep Brendan bitterly estranged from both Tommy and his father.

    But when Brendan's unlikely rise as an underdog sets him on a collision course with Tommy, the two brothers must finally confront the forces that tore them apart, all the while waging the most intense, winner-takes-all battle of their lives.
  • Contagion
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    Contagion

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    Warner Bros. Pictures
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    "Contagion" follows the rapid progress of a lethal airborne virus that kills within days. As the fast-moving epidemic grows, the worldwide medical community races to find a cure and control the panic that spreads faster than the virus itself. At the same time, ordinary people struggle to survive in a society coming apart.
  • Burke and Hare
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    Burke and Hare

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    Ealing Studios
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    A horror comedy directed by John Landis, Burke and Hare is based on a true story about the U.K.'s earliest serial killers, William Burke ({PEduXdhgxLtKgm||Simon Pegg}) and William Hare ({PEejCmhjdoD4he||Andy Serkis}), gravediggers who lucratively sold the corpses of their victims to a medical college for dissection. {PEvWbEACYLV3zC||Isla Fisher} plays {PEduXdhgxLtKgm||Pegg}'s girlfriend, an actress looking for a patron who might or might not be an accomplice to the murders. {PE0zf752tgew24||Tom Wilkinson} plays Dr. Robert Knox, an anatomy lecturer looking for fresh corpses.
  • Shaolin
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    Shaolin

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    As feuding warlords fight to expand their power, the noble monks of the Shaolin temple clean up the mess left behind, tending to the injured while trying their best to protect the poor and weak. The young general Hao Jie (Andy Lau from "Warlords" and "Infernal Affairs") has caused much of this mess, with his violent and ruthless tactics that rarely discriminate between soldiers and civilians.

    When Hao is betrayed by fellow general Cao Man (Nicolas Tse from "The Promise" and "Shaolin Soccer"), he is forced into hiding, and takes refuge with the monks (including Jackie Chan) at their hidden mountain temple. As the days pass, he finds himself more and more at ease, as he learns the ways of peace. But Cao is not far behind, and war soon reaches the temple, where the monks are ready to fight back with a fierce style that none of the warlords have ever seen- their unstoppable Shaolin Kung Fu.
  • Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star
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    Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star

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    Sony Pictures
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    The story centers on a small-town nerd who stumbles upon a family secret: His quiet and demure parents were famous porn stars in the 1970s. This motivates him to leave Northern Iowa for Hollywood, hoping to follow in their footsteps and fulfill his destiny as the biggest adult-film star in the world.
  • Creature
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    Creature

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    Lockjaw Productions/Bubble Factory, The
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    In the back country of Louisiana, a group of friends unearth a terrible secret that unleashes a monster from the depths of the swamp.
  • Tanner Hall
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    Tanner Hall

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    Two Prong Lesson
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    As Fernanda (Rooney Mara) enters her senior year at Tanner Hall—a sheltered boarding school in New England—she’s faced with unexpected changes in her group of friends when a childhood acquaintance, the charismatic yet manipulative trouble-maker, Victoria (Georgia King) appears. Shy and studious, Fernanda is usually the voice of reason among her friends—adventurous and sexy Kate (Brie Larsen) and tomboy Lucasta (Amy Ferguson)—but when she begins a complicated friendship with Gio (Tom Everett Scott) an older family friend, she decides it’s finally time to take some risks. Jealous of Fernanda’s exciting relationship, Victoria begins to sabotage Fernanda’s plans and plots to publicly humiliate her. Meanwhile, Lucasta struggles with her newfound feelings towards another classmate and mischievous Kate is too preoccupied with making her teachers nervous to pay much attention to her actual classes. However, as each of the girls flirt with adulthood, they realize they still need each other to help get through their first grown-up decisions—and the consequences they bring.
  • Berlin '36

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    Corinth Films
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    Based on the true story of Gretel Bergmann who unwittingly became the biggest threat to the Nazi Party in 1936. Berlin was hosting the summer Olympic Games and Gretel was one of Germany's best gold medal contenders. She was also Jewish. Her skill and ethnicity undermined the Nazi belief that Aryans were the superior race, so the German authorities schemed to replace Gretel with another woman -- but "she" had a secret that, if uncovered, could be even more embarrassing to the Nazis. -- (C) Corinth
  • Beware the Gonzo
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    Beware the Gonzo

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    Tribeca Film
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    First-time director Bryan Goluboff’s BEWARE THE GONZO is the story of a 17-year old student who starts a revolution in his high school but nearly loses himself in the process. Eddie "Gonzo" Gilman (Ezra Miller) is the quintessential outsider – too smart to be a follower and too outspoken to be accepted.

    When Gavin Riley, the hugely popular editor of the newspaper (Jesse McCartney) fires Gonzo from the paper, Gavin has no idea what events he has inadvertently set into motion. Once ousted, Gonzo takes on a new role and thus a new era at the school is born. Gonzo becomes a rebel with a cause.

    Gonzo decides to become the voice of the oppressed, uniting all the nerds, outcasts, and geeks in the school. With help from a beautiful outsider (Zoë Kravitz), he begins publishing his own underground newspaper, one that isn’t afraid to question authority and infuriate the school’s principal and staff. But the more he uncovers about the injustices in his school, the more he learns that the truth comes with consequences in this fresh teen-angst comedy.
  • Brawler
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    Brawler

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    GFY Films
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    Based on true events, Brawler is the gripping tale of two brothers caught in the web of a vicious, bone-breaking underground "fight club" set on mob-run New Orleans riverboats. After a devastating personal betrayal, the once-inseparable brothers go head-to-head in a fight to the death.
  • Citizen Jane
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    Citizen Jane

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    Citizen Jane stars Michelle Rodriguez as Charlotte Foster Jane, a lethal assassin hell bent on avenging the murder of her parents in this guns blazing, action packed retelling of Orson Welles 1941 classic, Citizen Kane.

    She will do anything for her Rosebud...
  • Guilty

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    A man wrongly accused of an unspeakable crime battles to prove his innocence in this drama from director Vincent Garenq, based on a true story. Alain Marecaux (Philippe Torreton) and his wife Edith (Noemie Lvovsky) were a couple raising three children in a working-class community in Northern France when their lives were suddenly turned upside down. Police arrived at their home one night and arrested the couple, who were charged with being part of a group of sexual predators preying on children. However, Alain and Edith both insisted they were innocent and didn't even know the woman who has implicated them; it was the beginning of a legal nightmare that lasted two years and led to the arrest and conviction of a number of people who were later shown to be innocent. Once behind bars, Alain is prevented from communicating with his wife and children as he stands up for his innocence against prosecutors eager for convictions in a controversial case, and in time he stages a hunger strike as he tries to convince others of the many flaws in the case against him. Presume Coupable (aka Guilty) was an official selection at the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi
  • Inside Out
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    Inside Out

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    World Wrestling Entertainment
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    For the last thirteen years AJ (Triple H) has been behind bars, convicted of manslaughter for killing a man who intended to kill his best friend, Jack (Michael Rapaport) a high-strung low-level mobster. Now released, AJ wants nothing more than to start a small business and live a life free of crime. Unfortunately, within hours of leaving prison, Jack involves AJ in an accidental shooting leaving a man dead.
  • Kevin Hart: Laugh at My Pain
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    Kevin Hart: Laugh at My Pain

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    Codeblack Entertainment
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    Kevin Hart is BACK and starring in the theatrical version of his 2011 Laugh at My Pain comedy tour that swept the nation and earned more than $15,000,000 in ticket sales! The 90-city Laugh at My Pain tour is one of the most successful Comedy Concerts in history. Hart's 2-day performance of Laugh at My Pain (at LA Live's Nokia Theatre), raised the bar and broke Eddie Murphy's long standing record of being the first African-American Comedian to surpass over $1.1 million two-day live Comedy show ticket sales.
  • Love in Space

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    China Lion Films
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    The film tells the stories of a mother and her three daughters about their own struggles in love. All the women had achieved progress in some way except in love. However, each of them found their own Mr.Right in the end. The woman named Mary (acted by XuFan) was a widow and came back to China from abroad. She was a generous woman and she learnt to cook with the help of a driver called Uncle Hua. After being together for a period of time, they fell in love. The eldest daughter, Rose (acted by René Liu), was an astronaut, who was very independent and capable, but alse a little bit competitive. In order to have the chance to go into space, she trained hard, only to find that she had to work with her ex: Michael (acted by Aaron Kwok). They stayed in the small capsule, working, eating and sleeping in the same place. Many things happened to them, making the fire of their love burn again.
  • My Kingdom
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    My Kingdom

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    China Lion Film Distribution, Inc.
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    'My Kingdom' is a sweeping epic of love, honor and revenge set against the backdrop of Chinese opera during its heyday in 1920s Shanghai. With action sequences directed by the legendary Sammo Hung, 'My Kingdom' tells the tale of two brothers' quest to regain their master's honor in the face of newfound fame and glory in the bustling city that surrounds them.
  • One Fall

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    Paladin
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    A powerful story about a man who is both blessed and cursed with an unusual power. Set in the rustic Midwestern town of One Fall, the film tells the story of a man who miraculously survived a terrible fall from a spectacular 200 foot- high precipice that is the area’s major attraction. After recovering, he abruptly abandoned friends and family and disappeared without explanation. The secret he couldn't share with them was that, while recovering, he had suddenly developed the power to heal others. Tired of running away, he returns home after a long absence and decides to use his gift-- but not altruistically. If people pay him, he will cure them. Though he appears to be doing the right thing, he is doing it for all the wrong reasons, and risks driving away anyone who ever loved or trusted him. As his moral crisis peaks, he must figure out why he survived his fall, and what he is really meant to do with his life.
  • The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975

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    Louverture Films
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    The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975 mobilizes a treasure trove of 16mm material shot by Swedish journalists who came to the US drawn by stories of urban unrest and revolution. Gaining access to many of the leaders of the Black Power Movement—Stokely Carmichael, Bobby Seale, Angela Davis and Eldridge Cleaver among them—the filmmakers captured them in intimate moments and remarkably unguarded interviews. Thirty years later, this lush collection was found languishing in the basement of Swedish Television. Director Göran Olsson and co-producer Danny Glover bring this footage to light in a mosaic of images, music and narration chronicling the evolution one of our nation's most indelible turning points, the Black Power movement. Music by Questlove and Om'Mas Keith, and commentary from prominent African- American artists and activists who were influenced by the struggle -- including Erykah Badu, Harry Belafonte, Talib Kweli, and Melvin Van Peebles -- give the historical footage a fresh, contemporary resonance and makes the film an exhilarating, unprecedented account of an American revolution.
  • The Inheritors

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    The most highly praised and awarded Mexican documentary in many years, The Inheritors immerses us in the daily lives of children who, with their families, survive only by their unrelenting labor. Polgovsky spent two years filming in many of the poorest rural areas of Mexico, where children barely bigger than the buckets they carry work long hours, in often hazardous conditions, picking tomatoes, peppers, or beans, for which they are paid byweight. Documenting a world in which everyone, from the frailest elders to the smallest of toddlers, must work, The Inheritors explores how the cycle of poverty is passed on, from one generation to another. -- (C)Anthology
  • Where Soldiers Come From

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    International Film Circuit
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    From a snowy small town in Northern Michigan to the mountains of Afghanistan and back, Where Soldiers Come From follows the four-year journey of childhood friends, forever changed by a faraway war. A documentary about growing up, Where Soldiers Come From, is an intimate look at the young men who fight our wars and the families and town they come from. Returning to her hometown, Director Heather Courtney gains extraordinary access following these young men as they grow and change from teenagers stuck in their town, to 23-year-old veterans facing the struggles of returning home.