2009 January Movies

The Unborn (2009)

The Unborn

  • 11%
  • PG-13
  • 88 min
  • Horror

Sometimes the soul of a dead person has been so tainted with evil that it is denied entrance to heaven. It must endlessly wander the borderlands between worlds, desperately searching for a new body to inhabit.

And sometimes it actually succeeds.

The Uninvited (2009)

The Uninvited

  • 31%
  • PG-13
  • 87 min
  • Drama

Based on Kim Jee-Woon's 2003 Korean horror film, “Changhwa Hongryon,” “The Uninvited” revolves around Anna (Emily Browning), who returns home after spending time in the hospital following the tragic death of her mother. Her recovery suffers a setback when she discovers her father (David Strathairn) has become engaged to her mother’s former nurse, Rachel (Elizabeth Banks). That night, Anna is visited by her mother's ghost, who warns her of Rachel's intentions. Together, Anna and her...

My Bloody Valentine 3D (2009)

My Bloody Valentine 3D

    • R
    • 101 min
    • Horror

    In George Mihalka's 1981 original slasher film, a killer by the name of Harry Warden (a miner driven mad) wreaks havoc on a small town during their Valentine's Day celebrations.

    Brothers (2009)

    Brothers

    • 63%
    • R
    • 104 min
    • Drama

    "Brothers" tells the powerful story of two siblings, thirty-something Captain Sam Cahill (Tobey Maguire) and younger brother Tommy Cahill (Jake Gyllenhaal), who are polar opposites. A Marine about to embark on his fourth tour of duty, Sam is a steadfast family man married to his high school sweetheart, the aptly named Grace (Natalie Portman), with whom he has two young daughters. Tommy, his charismatic younger brother, is a drifter just out of jail who’s always gotten by on wit and charm....

    Brooklyn's Finest (2009)

    Brooklyn's Finest

    • 43%
    • R
    • 140 min
    • Crime

    Three unconnected Brooklyn cops wind up at the same deadly location after enduring vastly different career paths.

    Underworld 3: The Rise of The Lycans (2009)

    Underworld 3: The Rise of The Lycans

      • R
      • 92 min
      • Action

      This prequel story delves into the origins of the centuries-old blood feud between the aristocratic vampires, known as Death Dealers, and the barbaric Lycans (werewolves). A young Lycan, Lucian (Michael Sheen), emerges as a powerful leader who rallies the werewolves to rise up against Viktor (Bill Nighy), the cruel vampire king who has persecuted them for hundreds of years. Lucian is joined by his secret lover, the beautiful vampire Sonja (Rhona Mitra), in his battle to free the Lycans from...

      Spread (2009)

      Spread

      • 21%
      • R
      • 97 min
      • Comedy

      "Spread" is a fresh, funny, and racy look at the trials and tribulations of sleeping your way to a life of privilege in Los Angeles. Comic and karmic, the film is an “immorality tale” about a gorgeous guy who gives women what they want in order to live exactly as he likes.

      Bride Wars (2009)

      Bride Wars

      • 10%
      • PG
      • 90 min
      • Comedy

      Liv (Kate Hudson) and Emma (Anne Hathaway) are best friends who since childhood have planned every detail of their respective weddings. At the top of their bridal "must have" list: a ceremony at New York's ultimate bridal destination, the Plaza Hotel.

      I Love You Phillip Morris (2009)

      I Love You Phillip Morris

      • 72%
      • R
      • 102 min
      • Comedy

      Based on a book by Houston Chronicle crime reporter Steve McVicker, the fact-based film casts Carrey as Steven Russell, a married father whose exploits landed him in the Texas criminal justice system. He fell madly in love with his cellmate, who eventually was set free, which led Russell to escape from Texas prisons four times.

      Dead Snow (2009)

      Dead Snow

        • R
        • 90 min
        • Comedy

        A group of teenagers had all they needed for a successful ski vacation; cabin, skis, snowmobile, toboggan, copious amounts of beer and a fertile mix of the sexes. Certainly, none of them anticipated not returning home alive! However, the Nazi-zombie battalion haunting the mountains had other plans.

        Paul Blart: Mall Cop (2009)

        Paul Blart: Mall Cop

        • 33%
        • PG
        • 87 min
        • Action

        In Columbia Pictures' comedy "Paul Blart: Mall Cop", Kevin James stars as the title character, a single, suburban dad, trying to make ends meet as a security officer at a New Jersey mall. Though no one else takes his job seriously, Paul considers himself on the front lines of safety. When a heist shuts down the megaplex, Jersey's most formidable mall cop will have to become a real cop to save the day.

        Notorious (2009)

        Notorious

        • 51%
        • R
        • 123 min
        • Biography

        "Notorious" is about the life of rapper Christopher Wallace a.k.a. The Notorious B.I.G. In just a few short years, The Notorious B.I.G. rose from the streets of Brooklyn to become one of the most influential hip hop artists of all time. B.I.G. was a gifted storyteller; his narratives about violent life on the streets were told with a gritty, objective realism that won him enormous respect and credibility. His stories were universal and gave a voice to his generation.

        The film stars multiple...

        In the Loop (2009)

        In the Loop

        • 94%
        • NONE
        • 106 min
        • Comedy

        Britain and America; friends and allies as far back as anyone can remember. Both the US President and UK Prime Minister fancy a war but not everyone agrees - including US Assistant Secretary for Diplomacy, US Army General (James Gandolfini) and a floundering British Minister Simon Foster (Tom Hollander). When Foster accidentally announces on national TV that ‘war is unforeseeable,’ the British government is sent into a spiral of chaos and spin propagated by verbosely aggressive Director of...

        Hotel for Dogs (2009)

        Hotel for Dogs

        • 45%
        • R
        • 100 min
        • Comedy

        "Hotel for Dogs", stars Emma Roberts, Jake T. Austin, Lisa Kudrow, Kevin Dillon and Don Cheadle in a smart, funny comedy adventure that shows how far love and imagination can take you. When their new guardians forbid 16-year old Andi (Roberts) and her younger brother, Bruce (Austin) to have a pet, Andi has to use her quick wit to help find a new home for their dog, Friday. The resourceful kids stumble upon an abandoned hotel and using Bruce's talents as a mechanical genius, transform it into a...

        The Code (2009)

        The Code

          • NONE
          • 104 min
          • Action

          A veteran thief recruits a younger crook to help him pull off one final job in order to repay his debt to the Russian mob.

          Mitchell plays a temptress whose romantic liaison with a thief (Banderas) threatens to come between him and his partner in crime, her godfather (Freeman).

          The Girlfriend Experience (2009)

          The Girlfriend Experience

          • 65%
          • R
          • 77 min
          • Drama

          The film is a drama set in the days leading up to the 2008 Presidential election, and centered on a high-end Manhattan call girl meeting the challenges of her boyfriend, her clients, and her work.

          New in Town (2009)

          New in Town

          • 28%
          • PG
          • 96 min
          • Comedy

          A high-powered consultant in love with her upscale Miami lifestyle is sent to a middle of nowhere town in Minnesota to oversee the restructuring of a blue collar manufacturing plant. After enduring a frosty reception from the locals, icy roads and freezing weather, she warms up to the small town's charm, and eventually finds herself being accepted by the community. When she's ordered to close down the plant and put the entire community out of work, she's forced to reconsider her goals and...

          Polytechnique (2009)

          Polytechnique

            • NONE
            • 77 min
            • Crime

            A dramatization of the Montreal Massacre of 1989 where several female engineering students were murdered by an unstable misogynist.

            Fame (2009)

            Fame

            • 25%
            • PG
            • 102 min
            • Comedy

            Much like in the Oscar-winning original, directed by Alan Parker, the story will track the failures and fortunes of super-ambitious young performers and their teachers as they navigate a school year at the prestigious High School for the Performing Arts in New York.

            The Greatest (2009)

            The Greatest

            • 52%
            • R
            • 100 min
            • Drama

            "The Greatest" tells the story of Allen and Grace Brewer, a grief-stricken couple whose family has been pushed to the breaking point by the death of their older son, Bennett, in a car crash. When a young woman, Rose, shows up a few months later announcing that she is pregnant with Bennett's child, the Brewer's are forced to take her in. At first, Rose's presence threatens to tear the family even further apart but, eventually, her interaction with each of the Brewers proves to be the very thing...