2010 September Movies

The Whistleblower (2010)

The Whistleblower

  • 73%
  • NONE
  • 112 min
  • Biography

Based on a true story, "Whistleblower" chronicles the trials of a female cop from Nebraska who serves as a peacekeeper in post-war Bosnia and exposes a United Nations cover-up of a sex trafficking scandal.

Kondracki and Ellis Kirwin wrote the film, which will shoot in Budapest. The pair based the screenplay on the story of Kathryn Bolkovac, who traveled to Bosnia in 1999 as a U.N. peacekeeper.

Mother's Day (2010)

Mother's Day

  • 43%
  • NONE
  • 112 min
  • Crime

After a bank robbery gone wrong, three brothers head for home, hoping their Mother (Rebecca De Mornay) can provide them with a getaway. The youngest brother, Johnny (Matt O'Leary), has been shot, and their back-stabbing former partner has gotten away with all the cash.

But when the brothers get home, they find that all their stuff is gone, and Mother is nowhere to be found: She lost the house months ago in a foreclosure. The new owners, Beth and Daniel Sohapi (Jaime King and Frank Grillo), and...

13 Assassins (2010)

13 Assassins

  • 96%
  • NONE
  • 126 min
  • Action

Cult director Takeshi Miike (Ichi the Killer, Audition) delivers a bravado period action film set at the end of Japan's feudal era in which a group of unemployed samurai are enlisted to bring down a sadistic lord and prevent him from ascending to the throne and plunging the country into a wartorn future.

The Conspirator (2010)

The Conspirator

  • 55%
  • PG-13
  • 122 min
  • Crime

In the wake of Abraham Lincoln's assassination, seven men and one woman are arrested and charged with conspiring to kill the President, Vice President, and Secretary of State. The lone woman charged, Mary Surratt, 42, owns a boarding house where John Wilkes Booth, 26, and others met and planned the simultaneous attacks. Newly-minted lawyer, Frederick Aiken, a 28-year-old Union war-hero, reluctantly agrees to defend Surratt before a military tribunal. Aiken realizes his client may be innocent...

Dirty Girl (2010)

Dirty Girl

  • 27%
  • R
  • 90 min
  • Comedy

Dirty Girl is the story of Danielle (Juno Temple), the dirty girl of Norman High School in Norman, Oklahoma, circa 1987. When Danielle’s misbehavior gets her banished to a remedial class, she is paired on a parenting project with Clarke (Jeremy Dozier), an innocent closet-case with no friends. Danielle is determined to get to California to find the father she’s never met, and Clarke is desperate to escape being sent to military school by his homophobic dad. Together, the mismatched misfits...

Brighton Rock (2010)

Brighton Rock

  • 51%
  • NONE
  • 111 min
  • Crime

With the aesthetics of a British gangster flick and the soul of classic film noir, screenwriter Rowan Joffe's debut feature BRIGHTON ROCK tells the story of Pinkie, an ambitious teenage gangster who will stop at nothing to make a name for himself in Britain's sinister world of organized crime. His aspirations are nearly derailed when Rose, a naive local waitress, stumbles upon evidence linking him to a revenge killing. To keep his alibi alive, Pinkie seduces Rose, weaving a chilling web of...

Made in Dagenham (2010)

Made in Dagenham

  • 80%
  • R
  • 113 min
  • Drama

Set against the backdrop of the 1960s, Made in Dagenham is based on a true story about a group of spirited women who joined forces, took a stand for what was right, and in doing so, found their own inner strength.

Although far from the Swinging Sixties of Carnaby Street, life for the women of Dagenham, England is tinged with the sounds and sights of the optimistic era, heard on their radios and seen on their TV sets. Rita O’Grady (Sally Hawkins) reflects that upbeat era, along with her...

Happy Few (2010)

Happy Few

    • Unrated
    • 103 min
    • Romance

    In this sexy, French romantic drama, two couples decide to explore the boundaries of their relationships by swapping partners. What starts as a fun, free-spirited menage-a-4 experimentation full of sleepovers, shared vacations, and dinner parties soon turns into a hotbed of desire, anger, and confusion. As their arrangement leads them down an increasingly surprising and provocative path, the lovers begin to question their personal choices and lifestyles, leading to consequences none of them...

    Behind Blue Skies (2010)

    Behind Blue Skies

      • Unrated
      • 110 min
      • Drama

      A kid looking for a summer job lands a position that forces him to grow up in a hurry in this comedy from writer and director Hannes Holm. It's 1975, and Martin (Bill Skarsgard) is a teenager looking to break out of a stifling home environment ruled by his alcoholic father and long-suffering mother. When Martin's pal Micke (Adam Palsson) suggests they get jobs together as waiters at a resort off the Swedish coast, Martin is all for it, but before long Micke finds better things to do and Martin...

      Nude Nuns with Big Guns (2010)

      Nude Nuns with Big Guns

        • 90 min
        • Action

        Upon taking her vows to become a nun, Sister Sarah is abused, brainwashed and drugged into submission by the corrupt clergy. On the verge of death from a lethal dose of drugs, Sister Sarah receives a message from GOD telling her to take vengeance on all those who did her wrong. Armed with God's will and an arsenal of big guns, she dispenses Judgment Day on her former tormentors. When the church hires the merciless motorcycle gang the "Los Muertos" to track down and kill her they soon realize...

        Stake Land (2010)

        Stake Land

        • 75%
        • NONE
        • 96 min
        • Drama

        America is a lost nation. When an epidemic of vampirism strikes, humans find themselves on the run from vicious, feral beasts. Cities are tombs and survivors cling together in rural pockets, fearful of nightfall. When his family is slaughtered, young Martin (Connor Paolo, "Gossip Girl") is taken under the wing of a grizzled, wayward hunter (Nick Damici) whose new prey are the undead.

        Simply known as Mister, the vampire stalker takes Martin on a journey through the locked-down towns of...

        Even the Rain (2010)

        Even the Rain

          • NONE
          • 103 min
          • Drama

          "Even the Rain" (También la lluvia) sets up an intriguing dialogue about Spanish imperialism through incidents taking place some 500 years apart, while examining the personal belief systems of the members of a film crew headed by director Sebastian and his producer Costa who arrive in Bolivia to make a revisionist film about the conquest of Latin America. Set in February and March of 2000, when real-life protests against the privatization of water rocked the nation, the film reflexively blurs...

          A Beginner's Guide to Endings (2010)

          A Beginner's Guide to Endings

            • R
            • 118 min
            • Comedy

            Upon learning they only have a few days left to live, three brothers set off to reverse a lifetime of mistakes.

            A Horrible Way to Die (2010)

            A Horrible Way to Die

            • 57%
            • R
            • 87 min
            • Horror

            An escaped murderer is in pursuit of his ex-girlfriend, who has fled to start a new life in a small town.

            A Letter to Elia (2010)

            A Letter to Elia

              • NONE
              • 60 min
              • Documentary

              For Martin Scorsese, growing up in Little Italy, seeing On the Waterfront and East of Eden as a young man was a life-changing experience. Scorsese appears on and off camera throughout A Letter to Elia, taking us through Kazan's life and through his own as well, and through his growing realization that there was an artist behind the camera, someone "who knew me, maybe better than I knew myself." The film is about being exposed to the right movies at the right moment in your adolescent life, when...

              A Screaming Man (2010)

              A Screaming Man

              • 89%
              • NONE
              • 92 min
              • Drama

              Set in Chad, focuses on a country in the grip of civil war with armed rebels threatening to seize power. In response, the government appeals to the population for a "war effort" demanding money or a child of fighting age. Adam is thus harassed by his local chief to make his contribution--but he has no money, he only has his son.

              Alleged (2010)

              Alleged

                • NONE
                • 94 min
                • Drama

                Love and faith are put to the ultimate test in this drama set against the landmark Scopes "Monkey Trial" of 1925. Charles Anderson (Nathan West, Miracle) is a talented young reporter engaged to Rose (Ashley Johnson, The Help), who works with him at the Tennessee small town newspaper his late father founded. The "Trial of the Century" brings brilliant adversaries William Jennings Bryan (Fred Dalton Thompson, The Genesis Code) and Clarence Darrow (Brian Dennehy, Cocoon) to Charles' hometown. But...

                Alpha and Omega (2010)

                Alpha and Omega

                • 16%
                • PG
                • 88 min
                • Animation

                What makes for the ultimate road trip? Hitchhiking, truck stops, angry bears, prickly porcupines and a golfing goose with a duck caddy. Just ask Kate and Humphrey, two wolves who are trying to get home after being taken by park rangers and shipped halfway across the country. Humphrey is an Omega wolf, whose days are about quick wit, snappy one-liners and hanging with his motley crew of fun-loving wolves and video-gaming squirrels. Kate is an Alpha: duty, discipline and sleek Lara Croft...

                Astral City: A Spiritual Journey (2010)

                Astral City: A Spiritual Journey

                  • Unrated
                  • 109 min
                  • Drama

                  The selfish Dr. André Luiz dies and awakes in a kind of limbo called "Umbral". After a painful and numb period in a gruesome swamp, he is rescued and brought to "Nosso Lar" (meaning "Our Home"), a spiritual city. He finds a place of harmony, where people live in peace, working for the good of humanity, for the self evolution and awaiting for reincarnation. Sooner André Luiz changes his behavior becoming a more self aware and altruist man. Written by ...

                  Beautiful Boy (2010)

                  Beautiful Boy

                  • 69%
                  • R
                  • 100 min
                  • Drama

                  Bill and Kate hopelessly try to find some hint of an explanation after finding out that their only son committed a mass shooting at his university before taking his own life. They struggle numbly through the funeral, the media onslaught, and the awkward pity from relatives and friends. Their already strained marriage is tested as they realize all they have left with each other is their shared grief and confusion -- and the unfortunate legacy of their son. This life-altering event forces Bill...