2007 August Movies

 (2007)

Halloween

  • 25%
  • R
  • 97 min
  • Horror

From acclaimed musician and filmmaker Rob Zombie ("The Devil's Rejects," "House of 1000 Corpses") comes an entirely new take on the highly successful and terrifying Halloween legacy that began in 1978. While revealing a new chapter in the established Michael Myers saga, the film will surprise both classic and modern horror fans with a departure from prior films in the Halloween franchise. Audiences should brace themselves for unprecedented fear as Zombie turns back time to uncover the making of a pathologically disturbed, even cursed child, named Michael Myers.

 (2007)

Superbad

  • 88%
  • R
  • 113 min
  • Comedy

"Super Bad" revolves around two co-dependent high school seniors (Hill and Cera) who set out to score alcohol for a party, believing that girls will then hook up with them and they will be ready for college. But as the night grows more chaotic, overcoming their separation anxiety becomes a greater challenge than getting the girls.

 (2007)

Stardust

  • 76%
  • PG-13
  • 128 min
  • Adventure

"Stardust," based on the best-selling graphic novel by Neil Gaiman and Charles Vess, takes audiences on an adventure that begins in a village in England and ends up in places that exist in an imaginary world. A young man named Tristan (Charlie Cox) tries to win the heart of Victoria (Sienna Miller), the beautiful but cold object of his desire, by going on a quest to retrieve a fallen star. His journey takes him to a mysterious and forbidden land beyond the walls of his village. On his odyssey, Tristan finds the star, which has transformed into a striking girl named Yvaine (Claire Danes).

However, Tristan is not the only one seeking the star. A king's (Peter O'Toole) four living sons - not to mention the ghosts of their three dead brothers - all need the star as they vie for the throne. Tristan must also overcome the evil witch, Lamia (Michelle Pfeiffer), who needs the star to make her young again. As Tristan battles to survive these threats, encountering a pirate named Captain Shakespeare (Robert De Niro) and a shady trader named Ferdy the Fence (Ricky Gervais) along the way, his quest changes. He must now win the heart of the star for himself as he discovers the meaning of true love.

 (2007)

Atonement

  • 83%
  • R
  • 123 min
  • Drama

On a hot summer day in 1935, thirteen-year-old Briony Tallis witnesses a moment's flirtation between her older sister, Cecilia, and Robbie Turner (James McAvoy), the son of a servant and Cecilia's childhood friend. But Briony's incomplete grasp of adult motives-together with her precocious literary gifts-brings about a crime that will change all their lives.

 (2007)

The Orphanage

    • R
    • 102 min
    • Drama

    Laura returns to the house where she was raised and decides to transform it into an orphanage. Soon, her son, Simón, makes an invisible friend...

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    The Nanny Diaries

    • 33%
    • PG-13
    • 105 min
    • Comedy

    "The Nanny Diaries" tells the story of the emotional and often humorous journey of Annie Braddock (Johansson), a young woman from a working-class neighborhood in New Jersey, struggling to understand her place in the world. Fresh out of college, she gets tremendous pressure from her nurse mother to find a respectable position in the business world although Annie would prefer to trade in her blackberry for an anthropologist's field diary. Through a serendipitous meeting, Annie ends up in the elite and ritualistic culture of Manhattan's Upper East Side -- as remote from Annie's suburban New Jersey upbringing as life in an Amazon tribal village. Choosing to duck out of real life, Annie accepts the position as a nanny for a wealthy family, referred to as simply "the X's." She quickly learns that life is not very rosy on the other side of the tax bracket, as she must cater to the every whim of Mrs. X (Linney) and her precocious son Grayer, while attempting to avoid the formidable Mr. X (Giamatti). Life becomes even more complicated when Annie falls for a gorgeous Park Avenue Hottie (Evans), and she's forced to explore her identity as never before.

     (2007)

    The Bourne Ultimatum

    • 94%
    • PG-13
    • 111 min
    • Action

    The third installment of the successful spy franchise based on the Robert Ludlum novels.

     (2007)

    The Kingdom

    • 51%
    • R
    • 110 min
    • Action

    Director Peter Berg, who blisteringly reinterpreted the high-school sports drama with the celebrated "Friday Night Lights," producer Michael Mann, who has defined the high-tension crime genre for more than a decade, ("Heat," "Collateral," "Miami Vice") and producer Scott Stuber ("You, Me and Dupree," "The Break-Up") join Oscar winner Jamie Foxx in a timely thriller about the explosive clash that happens when Middle East meets West: "The Kingdom."

     (2007)

    Hot Rod

    • 40%
    • PG-13
    • 88 min
    • Comedy

    Andy Samberg stars as an accident-prone daredevil who plans to jump Snake River on a moped in an effort to emulate his hero Evel Knievel and win over his hard-to-please stepfather (Ian McShane).

    Self-proclaimed stuntman Rod Taylor is preparing for the jump of his life. Rod plans to clear fifteen buses in an attempt to raise money for his abusive stepfather Frank's life-saving heart operation. He'll land the jump, get Frank better, and then fight him, hard.

     (2007)

    Rush Hour 3

    • 18%
    • PG-13
    • 91 min
    • Action

    Chris Tucker and Jackie Chan return as Detective James Carter and Chief Inspector Lee, respectively, in the third installment of the popular franchise.