2009 Movies

My Life in Ruins

My Life in Ruins

  • 9%
  • PG-13
  • 98 min
  • Comedy

A travel guide, Georgia (Nia Vardalos), rediscovers her romantic side on a trip around Greece.

Ponyo

Ponyo

  • 92%
  • G
  • 101 min
  • Animation

Acclaimed anime master Hayao Miyazaki returns for his ninth animated feature with "Ponyo," which deals with a friendship between a five-year-old boy and a goldfish princess that yearns to be human.

State of Play

State of Play

  • 84%
  • PG-13
  • 132 min
  • Drama

Oscar® winner Russell Crowe leads an all-star cast in a blistering thriller about a rising congressman and an investigative journalist embroiled in a case of seemingly unrelated, brutal murders. Crowe plays D.C. reporter Cal McAffrey, whose street smarts lead him to untangle a mystery of murder and collusion among some of the nation’s most promising political and corporate figures in "State of Play," from acclaimed director Kevin Macdonald ("The Last King of Scotland").

9

9

  • 57%
  • PG-13
  • 79 min
  • Animation

"9" is a feature-length expansion of Shane Acker's short film of the same name. The action-packed tale takes place in a world parallel to our own, in which the very legacy of humanity is threatened. A community of fully mobile rag dolls living a post-apocalyptic existence find one of their own, 9 (Elijah Wood), displaying leadership qualities that may help them to survive. The conflicted but resilient community includes 1 (Christopher Plummer), a domineering war veteran; 2 (Martin Landau), an aged inventor; 5 (John C. Reilly), a stalwart mechanic; 6 (Crispin Glover), a visionary and artist; and 7 (Jennifer Connelly), a brave warrior.

Surrogates

Surrogates

  • 39%
  • PG-13
  • 104 min
  • Action

People are living their lives remotely from the safety of their own homes via robotic surrogates—sexy, physically perfect mechanical representations of themselves. It’s an ideal world where crime, pain, fear and consequences don’t exist. When the first murder in years jolts this utopia, FBI agent Greer (Bruce Willis) discovers a vast conspiracy behind the surrogate phenomenon and must abandon his own surrogate, risking his life to unravel the mystery.

Mary and Max

Mary and Max

  • 95%
  • NONE
  • 80 min
  • Animation

A tale of friendship between two unlikely pen pals: Mary, a lonely, eight-year-old girl living in the suburbs of Melbourne, and Max, a forty-four-year old, severely obese man living in New York.

A Single Man

A Single Man

  • 85%
  • R
  • 99 min
  • Drama

A story that centers on an English professor who, after the sudden death of his partner tries to go about his typical day in Los Angeles.

[Rec]

[Rec]

    • R
    • 80 min
    • Horror

    "REC" turns on a young TV reporter and her cameraman who cover the night shift at the local fire station. Receiving a call from an old lady trapped in her house, they reach her building to hear horrifying screams -- which begin a long nightmare and a uniquely dramatic TV report.

    The Young Victoria

    The Young Victoria

    • 76%
    • NONE
    • 104 min
    • Biography

    "The Young Victoria" will focus on the first, often turbulent, years of the monarch's rule. She became queen at 18, and her legendary romance and marriage to Prince Albert. Devastated by her husband's death in 1861, she wore black for the rest of her life and remained largely secluded. Broadbent will play King William, Victoria's uncle, while Richardson has been cast as the Duchess of Kent, Victoria's mother. They join Emily Blunt as Victoria and Rupert Friend as her husband, Prince Albert.

    A Serious Man

    A Serious Man

    • 89%
    • R
    • 105 min
    • Comedy

    "A Serious Man" is the story of an ordinary man’s search for clarity in a universe where Jefferson Airplane is on the radio and F-Troop is on TV. It is 1967, and Larry Gopnik (Michael Stuhlbarg), a physics professor at a quiet Midwestern university, has just been informed by his wife Judith (Sari Lennick) that she is leaving him. She has fallen in love with one of his more pompous colleagues, Sy Ableman (Fred Melamed), who seems to her a more substantial person than the feckless Larry. Larry’s unemployable brother Arthur (Richard Kind) is sleeping on the couch, his son Danny (Aaron Wolf) is a discipline problem and a shirker at Hebrew school, and his daughter Sarah (Jessica McManus) is filching money from his wallet in order to save up for a nose job. While his wife and Sy Ableman blithely make new domestic arrangements, and his brother becomes more and more of a burden, an anonymous hostile letter-writer is trying to sabotage Larry’s chances for tenure at the university. Also, a graduate student seems to be trying to bribe him for a passing grade while at the same time threatening to sue him for defamation. Plus, the beautiful woman next door torments him by sunbathing nude. Struggling for equilibrium, Larry seeks advice from three different rabbis. Can anyone help him cope with his afflictions and become a righteous person – a mensch – a serious man?