Resident Evil: Afterlife - In a world ravaged by a virus infection, turning its victims into the Undead, Alice (Milla Jovovich), continues on her journey to find survivors and lead them to safety. Her deadly battle with the Umbrella Corporation reaches new heights, but Alice gets some unexpected help from an old friend. A new lead that promises a safe haven from the Undead takes them to Los Angeles, but when they arrive the city is overrun by thousands of Undead - and Alice and her comrades are about to step into a deadly trap.
The Romantics - Over the course of one raucous night at a seaside wedding seven close friends, all members of a tight, eclectic college clique, reconvene to watch two of their own tie the knot. Laura (Katie Holmes) is maid of honor to Lila (Anna Paquin), her golden girl best friend. The two have long rivaled over the groom, Tom (Josh Duhamel). Friendships and alliances are tested and the love triangle comes to a head the night before the wedding, when the drunken friends frolic in the nearby surf and return to shore... without the groom.
Based on the heralded novel by producer, novelist, director Galt Niederhoffer, "The Romantics" is a Zeitgeist love story and generational comedy that breathes new life into the genre and recaptures the camaraderie of youth.
I'm Still Here - The directorial debut of Oscar-nominated actor Casey Affleck, I'm Still Here is a striking portrayal of a tumultuous year in the life of internationally acclaimed actor Joaquin Phoenix. With remarkable access, I’m Still Here follows the Oscar-nominee as he announces his retirement from a successful film career in the fall of 2008 and sets off to reinvent himself as a hip hop musician. Sometimes funny, sometimes shocking, and always riveting, the film is a portrait of an artist at a crossroads. Defying expectations, it deftly explores notions of courage and creative reinvention, as well as the ramifications of a life spent in the public eye.
Heartbreaker - A terrifically entertaining new romantic comedy from first time director Pascal Chaumeil, may just be the answer to all of your summer blockbuster woes. Re-envigorating an often tiresome formula as only the French can, this effortlessly charming romp stars the suave Romain Duris (The Beat that My Heart Skipped) as Alex, a globe-trotting playboy ingenue with a business all his own - he's hired by friends, family or jealous lovers to break up relationships. But when this professional casanova meets his toughest mark yet in the gorgeous Juliette (Vanessa Paradis), will his game finally change?
Legendary - Legendary explores one teenage boy's journey (Graye) to reunite his mother (Clarkson) with his older, estranged brother (Cena) ten years after the death of their beloved father, a state collegiate wrestling legend
Expecting Mary - Expecting Mary is the story of a young girl, who's had all the trappings of an upscale life, but it's only when she finds herself in a small New Mexico town, in a downtrodden trailer park, that she learns the real meaning of love, sacrifice and family.
The Virginity Hit - Will Ferrell and Adam McKay, founders of the online site Funny or Die and the guys behind some of the most raucous comedies produced today are always on the lookout for new talent and they have found it with "The Virginity Hit." This movie is down and dirty filmmaking at its finest in just about every way one can imagine. It’s four guys, one camera, and their hilarious experience chronicling the exhilarating and terrifying rite of passage: losing your virginity. As these guys help their buddy get laid, they'll have to survive friends with benefits, internet hookups, even porn stars during an adventure that proves why you will always remember your first.
Lovely, Still - With the approach of Christmas causing him to feel lonely in life and love, Robert Malone (Academy Award Winner Martin Landau) braves the wintery snow to arrive home from his job at the grocery store only to find a stranger (Academy Award Winner Ellen Burstyn) standing in his home. What begins as an odd and awkward encounter quickly blossoms into what appears to be a romantic late life love affair that takes us on a heartfelt and wonderful journey which takes an unexpected turn. Skillfully and sensitively directed by Nik Fackler, the film also stars Elizabeth Banks and Adam Scott, and features original music by Conor Oberst and a score by Nate Walcott and Mike Mogis of Bright Eyes.
The Afterlight - In a desolate stretch of farm country, a young couple attempts to leave their complicated past behind in hopes of starting a new life. Andrew and Claire find themselves far from their roots. They move into an old schoolhouse that sits on the edge of a farm inhabited by an elderly widow and her blind niece, Maria. While the local media report on an approaching solar eclipse, the arrival of Andrew and Claire sets off an elusive chain of events that will alter the lives of everyone around them. As their relationship deteriorates under the pressure of their isolation, Claire withdraws and develops an unsettling interest in Maria. And when painful memories return to haunt her, her only refuge becomes a sympathetic bid for solace she places in someone from her past. As tension builds across the countryside, a late-summer thunderstorm and the arrival of the eclipse become a catalyst for the characters to confront their darkest truths. It is not until a pale afterlight descends upon the farm in the wake of the eclipse that our characters find themselves—and their lives—changed forever.
Hideaway (La Refuge) - Mousse and Louis are young, beautiful, rich and in love. But drugs have invaded their lives. One day they overdose, and Louis dies. Mousse survives, but soon learns she’s pregnant. Feeling lost, she runs away to a house far from Paris. Several months later, Louis’ brother joins her in her refuge.
Bran Nu Dae - It is the summer of 1969 and young Willie (Rocky Mckenzie) is filled with an idyllic life in his hometown port of Broome, in the North of Western Australia. He spends his day fishing, hanging out with his friends, and when he can, his girlfriend Rosie (Jessica Mauboy). However his mother Theresa (Nincali Lawford-Wolf) has great hopes for him and she insists he return to the religious mission in Perth for further schooling. After being punished by Father Benedictus (Geoffrey Rush) for an act of youthful rebellion, Willie runs away from the mission. He is too ashamed to go home as it will break his mother's heart. Down on his luck he meets an old man, who he calls 'Uncle' Tadpole (Ernie Dingo who reprises his role from the original stage musical), and together they con a couple of hippies, Annie (Missy Higgins) and Slippery (Tom Budge), into taking them on a life-changing 3,000 mile journey through the spectacular Australian outback all the while being pursued by Father Benedictus.
Sequestro - Award-winning filmmaker Jorge W. Atalla (In Cane for Life/A Vida em Cana) brings Sequestro (Kidnapping), a powerful Brazilian documentary which follows the Anti Kidnapping Division of the São Paulo police force (Divisão Anti-Sequestro aka DAS) from 2005 until 2009 when kidnapping was at its boom. Go undercover with investigators as they are given unprecedented access and captured on camera for the first-time when kidnappers, police, and victims come together in Latin America's largest city.
Heartbeats - Part gleaming farce, part-tough-minded exploration of the inherent insanity of love and desire, Heartbeats centers on two close friends: Francis (Xavier Dolan) and Marie (Monia Chokri). At a dinner party one evening they meet Nicolas (Niels Schneider), a striking young man from the country who has just recently arrived in town. His boyish charm and classical good looks create an irresistible mystique that neither of the two friends can shake.
The threesome begins to spend more and more time together. But the more intimate they get, the more remote and unattainable Nico becomes, sending Francis and Marie's comic obsession into overdrive. And as their hunger for Nicolas' affections grow, the more their once cast-iron friendship begins to crack and shift to rivalry.
Xavier Dolan's directorial follow-up to the acclaimed I Killed My Mother (in which he also starred alongside Niels Schneider), Heartbeats is a study of the descent into poetically passionate love and the complexities of young human emotions.
Actually of the 3 RE films made thus far, the 1st was the best, and the 3rd was a close 2nd. The new one is to be directed by the original director, so it may be as good or better than the 1st 3, the slick looking Matrix-like FX alone will have me in the 3-D seat. Sorry Robert Rodriguez, but a hideous Danny Trejo is no replacement for Antonio Banderas, and it ain't even close to being Sin City 2.
RE4 "has zombies and is in 3d" but according to the previews, the 'Zombies' look more like the parasite infected Las Plagas from the RE4 and 5 video games. Wentworth Miller will be playing Chris Redfield,a character who should have been in the movie starting with the first. Well, he would have if George Romero had his way...
Still, if ever there was a reliable genre for three dimensions, it’s horror, and the last two Resident Evil films have dependably opened to around $23 million. Factoring in elevated 3-D ticket prices in the plus column, and relative audience apathy to four-quels in the minus column, and I see Resident Evil: Afterlife, (opening in over 3,200 locations), edging slightly past its predecessors’ debuts.