2010 September Movies (By Date)

Machete (2010)

Machete

  • 72%
  • R
  • 105 min
  • Action

"Machete" is based on the "fake" trailer in Robert Rodriguez's 2007 "Grindhouse," featuring Danny Trejo and Jeff Fahey reprising their original roles.

The feature version of the trailer finds Machete (Trejo) a renegade former Mexican Federale, roaming the streets of Texas after a shakedown from drug lord Torrez (Steven Seagal). Reluctantly, Machete takes an offer from spin doctor Benz (Fahey) to assassinate McLaughlin (Robert De Niro) a corrupt Senator. Double crossed and on the run Machete...

Tabloid (2010)

Tabloid

  • 91%
  • NONE
  • 87 min
  • Documentary

Thirty years before the antics of Lindsay, Paris and Britney, Joyce McKinney made her mark as a peerless tabloid queen. In Tabloid, Academy Award(R)-winning filmmaker Errol Morris follows the salacious adventures of this beauty queen with an IQ of 168, whose single-minded devotion to the man of her dreams leads her on a labyrinthine crusade for love. Down a surreal rabbit hole of kidnapping, masochistic Mormons, risque photography, magic underwear, celestial sex, jail time and a cloning...

Legend of The Fist: The Return of Chen Zhen (2010)

Legend of The Fist: The Return of Chen Zhen

  • 48%
  • R
  • 106 min
  • Action

Seven years after the apparent death of Chen Zhen, a mysterious stranger arrives from overseas and befriends a local mafia boss. That man is a disguised Chen Zhen, who intends to infiltrate the mob when they form an alliance with the Japanese. Disguising himself as a caped fighter by night, Chen intends to take out everyone involved as well as get his hands on an assassination list prepared by the Japanese.

Bunraku (2010)

Bunraku

  • 19%
  • NONE
  • 118 min
  • Action

A mysterious drifter (Josh Hartnett) and an ardent young Japanese warrior Yoshi (Gackt) both arrive in a town that has been terrorized by outrageous and virulent criminals. Each is obsessed with his separate mission, and guided by the wisdom of The Bartender (Woody Harrelson) at the Horseless Horseman Saloon, the two eventually join forces to bring down the corrupt and contemptuous reign of Nicola (Ron Perlman), the awesomely evil "woodcutter" and his lady Alexandra (Demi Moore), a femme fatale...

Reign of Assassins (2010)

Reign of Assassins

  • 70%
  • NR
  • 117 min
  • Action

A skilled assassin finds herself on a quest to carry the mystical remnants of a Buddhist monk through China. A team of deadly assassins follow her, placing her in a fight for her life as she attempts to put the power-wielding secret of the monk to rest.

The Trip (2010)

The Trip

  • 89%
  • NONE
  • 107 min
  • Comedy

Playing loose versions of themselves, Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon reprise their hilariously fictionalized roles from Tristam Shandy: A Cock and Bull Story and reunite with acclaimed director Michael Winterbottom (24 Hour Party People) for an acerbically witty, largely improvised ride through the English countryside. Tapped by The Observer to review fine restaurants throughout the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales, Steve (Coogan) finds himself without a traveling companion after his girlfriend...

The Kindergarten Shuffle

    • Unrated
    • 94 min
    • Drama

    A young mother discovers that New York City School choice is really school chance as she endeavors to find a Kindergarten for her five year old son.

    Going the Distance (2010)

    Going the Distance

    • 53%
    • R
    • 97 min
    • Comedy

    Erin's (Drew Barrymore) wry wit and unfiltered frankness charm newly single Garrett (Justin Long) over beer, bar trivia and breakfast the next morning. Their chemistry sparks a full-fledged summer fling, but neither expects it to last once Erin heads home to San Francisco and Garrett stays behind for his job in New York City. But when six weeks of romping through the city inadvertently become meaningful, neither is sure they want it to end. And while Garrett's friends, Box (Jason Sudeikis) and...

    Submarino (2010)

    Submarino

      • 105 min
      • Drama

      As children, Nick and his little brother take care of their baby brother while their mother drinks herself senseless. But the baby dies, and both brothers blame themselves. Many years later, Nick is out of prison after serving time for an assault. He drinks, lives in a shelter and tries to help an old friend. When their mother dies, Nick meets his brother at the funeral. The brother, who remains nameless, is a single father to a young boy, but also supports a drug habit that is spiraling out of...

      Blackmail Boys (2010)

      Blackmail Boys

        • Unrated
        • 67 min
        • Romance

        After moving to Chicago for art school, Sam (Nathan Adloff, AUDREY THE TRAINWRECK) begins turning tricks to help pay the bills. His longtime, long-distance boyfriend Aaron (Taylor Reed, WRECKED) can't stand to be apart and joins him, determined to find enough work so that Sam can give up having sex for money. When the two decide to tie the knot and move to a state where they can marry, their financial worries intensify... until Aaron spies on Sam with a prominent client (Joe Swanberg, acclaimed...

        Trader Games (2010)

        Trader Games

          • Unrated
          • 85 min
          • Action

          A hot young Wall Street trader finds a formula based on climatology to play the market and win big... but at what cost?

          Frozen (2010)

          Frozen

            • 92 min
            • Fantasy

            A young 20-year-old-woman named Wing (Lan Wei) visits her grandfather's laboratory in Hong Kong. By accident, Wing opens a chamber and resurrects a woman about her age. Wing then discovers the woman awaken is her mother Gigi (Janice Man), who was cryogenically frozen shortly after becoming involved in a fatal car accident some 20 years ago. Gigi, on the other hand, must also come to grips with her daughter being the same age as her and also her favorite actor Leslie Cheung having long passed...

            Bonded by Blood (2010)

            Bonded by Blood

              • 96 min
              • Crime

              In 1995, drug suppliers and career criminals Tony Tucker, Patrick Tate and Craig Rolfe were blasted to death by a shot gun whilst waiting in a Range Rover in Rettendon, Essex. The film charts their rise to become the most prolific dealers and feared criminals in the south of England, maintaining the hold on their empire with fear and violence until their untimely death.

              Yongxin tiao (2010)

              Yongxin tiao

                • Unrated
                • 100 min
                • Drama

                Shanghai, 2009. After four years of studying, a group of dance students are wished well by their teacher as they start rehearsals for their graduation performance. Meanwhile, 5 members of a 1936 Shanghai theatre troupe, lead by Master Liu, are transported into the present to broaden their horizons.

                Step Away from the Stone

                  • PG-13
                  • 110 min
                  • Drama

                  Brooke, a successful music producer from L.A., uses drugs, alcohol and work to block out the pain of her past. After a series of bad decisions places her job in jeopardy, Sam, her boss, sends her on a mandatory vacation home to Little Rock to get herself together. Her first night home she has a near fatal car accident which leaves her in a coma. Brooke's journey to recovery begins with the love and support of her family and friends as she is court ordered to rehab. With the help of SPiritual...

                  Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps (2010)

                  Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps

                  • 55%
                  • R
                  • 136 min
                  • Drama

                  Emerging from a lengthy prison stint, Gordon Gekko finds himself on the outside of a world he once dominated. Looking to repair his damaged relationship with his daughter, Gekko forms an alliance with her fiance Jacob, and Jacob begins to see him as a father figure. But Jacob learns the hard way that Gekko -- still a master manipulator and player -- is after something very different from redemption.

                  Happy People: A Year in the Taiga (2010)

                  Happy People: A Year in the Taiga

                  • 87%
                  • NONE
                  • 90 min
                  • Documentary

                  In the center of the story is the life of the indigenous people of the village Bakhtia at the river Yenisei in the Siberian Taiga. The camera follows the protagonists in the village over a period of a year. The natives, whose daily routines have barely changed over the last centuries, keep living their lives according to their own cultural traditions. The expressive pictures are accompanied by original sound bites quoting the villagers.

                  Splintered (2010)

                  Splintered

                  • 25%
                  • Unrated
                  • 86 min
                  • Horror

                  Splintered sets its focus on Sophie (Holly Weston), a troubled young girl haunted by the abuse she suffered as a child and harbouring a deep fascination with the unexplained. In the hope of satiating her obsession with the latter, our heroine instigates a trip to the Welsh countryside with four friends, aimed at tracking down the legendary Beast of Bodmin. It seems the mythical creature – often thought to be a large wildcat or fox – has caught the public's attention once more thanks to a...

                  Beijing Punk (2010)

                  Beijing Punk

                    • Unrated
                    • 85 min
                    • Documentary

                    During the 2008 Olympics, a time when the world's interest was focused on Beijing, a small crew followed a group of punks and skinheads through this subterranean world of punk music and counterculture. Taking a small film crew, two HD cameras and a sync super 8 camera, Australian filmmaker Shaun Jefford entered the the little known world of underground music in the backstreets of Beijing. -- (C) Official Site

                    Taulukauppiaat (2010)

                    Taulukauppiaat

                      • Unrated
                      • 58 min
                      • Documentary

                      It's almost Christmas but these three people are still on the road. The products don't sell, the car is a wreck and the weather is freezing. Moreover there is a problem: how to cope with an emerging friendship?

                      - Written by

                      Cannes Film Festival