2009 October Movies

Zombieland (2009)

Zombieland

  • 89%
  • NONE
  • 88 min
  • Comedy

"Zombieland" revolves around a mismatched pair of survivors who find friendship and redemption in a world overrun by zombies. Woody Harrelson plays one of the men, a zombie fighter named Albuquerque.

Splice (2009)

Splice

  • 74%
  • R
  • 90 min
  • Horror

Superstar genetic engineers Clive (Adrien Brody) and Elsa (Sarah Polley) specialize in splicing together DNA from different animals to create incredible new hybrids. Now they want to use human DNA in a hybrid that could revolutionize science and medicine. But when the pharmaceutical company that funds their research forbids it, Clive and Elsa secretly conduct their own experiments. The result is Dren, an amazing, strangely beautiful creature that exhibits uncommon intelligence and an array of...

2012 (2009)

2012

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

"2012" revolves a family who goes on vacation in December 2012, just as the Mayan calendar is coming to a close. Over the decades, many have prophesized that the world will end when the ancient calendar ceases on Dec. 21, 2012.

Law Abiding Citizen (2009)

Law Abiding Citizen

  • 25%
  • R
  • 108 min
  • Crime

"Law Abiding Citizen" follows a successful assistant D.A. (Butler) who finds himself at the center of a vigilante plot hatched by a traumatized victim of the legal system (Foxx). Foxx's character is devastated to learn that, because of a plea bargain, one of his wife and daughter's murderers will be set free. So he unleashes revenge on the killers and those who made the deal.

Triangle (2009)

Triangle

  • 82%
  • R
  • 99 min
  • Mystery

"Triangle" centers on a group the passengers on a yachting trip in the Atlantic Ocean who, when struck by mysterious weather conditions, jump to another ship only to experience greater havoc on the open seas.

The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus (2009)

The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus

  • 64%
  • PG-13
  • 122 min
  • Adventure

"The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus" is a fantastical morality tale, set in the present day. It tells the story of Dr Parnassus and his extraordinary 'Imaginarium', a travelling show where members of the audience get an irresistible opportunity to choose between light and joy or darkness and gloom. Blessed with the extraordinary gift of guiding the imaginations of others, Dr Parnassus is cursed with a dark secret. Long ago he made a bet with the devil, Mr Nick, in which he won immortality....

A Single Man (2009)

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.

The Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009)

The Fantastic Mr. Fox

    • PG
    • 87 min
    • Animation

    "The Fantastic Mr. Fox" is visionary director Wes Anderson’s first animated film, utilizing classic handmade stop motion techniques to tell the story of the best selling children’s book by Roald Dahl (author of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and James and the Giant Peach).

    Mr and Mrs Fox (Clooney and Streep) live an idyllic home life with their son Ash (Schwartzman) and visiting young nephew Kristopherson (Eric Anderson). But after 12 years, the bucolic existence proves too much for Mr...

    Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant (2009)

    Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant

    • 38%
    • PG-13
    • 109 min
    • Action

    Pulled into a fantastic life of misunderstood sideshow freaks and grotesque creatures of the night, one teen will vanish from the safety of a boring existence and fulfill his destiny in a place drawn from nightmares.

    A Serious Man (2009)

    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....

    An Education (2009)

    An Education

    • 94%
    • PG-13
    • 95 min
    • Drama

    "An Education" is the story of a teenage girl's coming-of-age set in 1961 London, a city caught between the drab, post-war 1950s and the glamorous, more liberated decade to come. Jenny (Carey Mulligan) stands on the brink of becoming a woman: a brilliantly witty and attractive 16-year-old whose suburban life is about to be blown apart by the utterly unsuitable 30-something David (Peter Sarsgaard). Urbane and witty, David manages to charm her conservative parents Jack (Alfred Molina) and...

    Where the Wild Things Are (2009)

    Where the Wild Things Are

    • 73%
    • PG
    • 94 min
    • Adventure

    Maurice Sendak's classic book comes to the big screen in an adventure tale for every generation. "Where the Wild Things Are" follows the adventure of Max (Max Records), a mischievous young boy who is sent to his room after rebelling against his mother (Catherine Keener). Max's imagination is free to roam, and it soon transports him to a thriving forest bordering a vast sea. Delighted, he sets sail for the land of the Wild Things, where mischief reigns and Max rules. In bringing this imaginative...

    The Stepfather (2009)

    The Stepfather

    • 12%
    • PG-13
    • 104 min
    • Mystery

    Michael Harding (Penn Badgley) returns home from military school to find his mother (Sela Ward) happily in love and living with her new boyfriend, David (Dylan Walsh). As the two men get to know each other, Michael becomes more and more suspicious of the man who is always there with a helpful hand. Is he really the man of her dreams or could David be hiding a dark side?

    Stan Helsing (2009)

    Stan Helsing

    • 17%
    • R
    • 90 min
    • Comedy

    The action takes place on Halloween night, when a videostore clerk, Stan Helsing, must reluctantly save a town from the six most-feared monsters in cinematic history.

    44 Inch Chest (2009)

    44 Inch Chest

    • 40%
    • R
    • 95 min
    • Crime

    Provocative, outrageously profane and surprisingly tender amidst an explosion of unbridled testosterone, 44 INCH CHEST explores the masculine ego at breaking point, testing whether fear is stronger than love. Colin (Ray Winstone) is in agony, shattered by his wife’s (Joanne Whalley) infidelity. However, he has friends who do more than stand by - they kidnap the wife's French lover and hold him prisoner so that Colin can restore his manhood with revenge. A kangaroo court takes place and as the...

    The Descent: Part 2 (2009)

    The Descent: Part 2

      • R
      • 94 min
      • Adventure

      Shauna Macdonald returns as Sarah, continuing the story of 2005’s hugely successful horror thriller The Descent, in which a group of young women disappear during a caving trip in the Appalachian Mountains.

      Emerging from the cave system alone, distraught and covered in the blood of her missing companions, Sarah is incoherent and half-wild with fear. Sceptical about her account of events and convinced Sarah's psychosis hides far darker secrets, Sheriff Vaines (Gavan O'Herlihy) doesn't waste...

      The White Ribbon (2009)

      The White Ribbon

        • R
        • 144 min
        • Drama

        A village in Protestant northern Germany, 1913-1914. On the eve of World War I. The story of the children and teenagers of a choir run by the village schoolteacher, and their families: the baron, the steward, the pastor, the doctor, the midwife, the tenant farmers. Strange accidents occur and gradually take on the character of a punishment ritual. Who is behind it all?

        Black Dynamite (2009)

        Black Dynamite

        • 83%
        • R
        • 91 min
        • Action

        When "The Man" murders his brother, pumps heroin into local orphanages, and floods the ghetto with adulterated malt liquor, "Black Dynamite" is the one hero willing to fight all the way from the blood-soaked city streets to the hallowed halls of the Honky House.

        The Men Who Stare at Goats (2009)

        The Men Who Stare at Goats

        • 52%
        • R
        • 93 min
        • Comedy

        The film, based on true events described in Jon Ronson's 2004 book of the same title, "The Men Who Stare at Goats," involves a down-on-his-luck reporter (McGregor) who gets more than he bargains for when he meets a special forces agent (Clooney) who reveals the existence of a secret, psychic military unit whose goal is to use paranormal powers to end war as we know it.

        Saw VI (2009)

        Saw VI

        • 37%
        • R
        • 90 min
        • Horror

        Special Agent Strahm is dead, and Detective Hoffman has emerged as the unchallenged successor to Jigsaw's legacy. However, when the FBI draws closer to Hoffman, he is forced to set a game into motion, and Jigsaw's grand scheme is finally understood.