2011 September Movies

Moneyball (2011)

Moneyball

  • 94%
  • PG-13
  • 133 min
  • Biography

Based on a true story, Moneyball is a movie for anybody who has ever dreamed of taking on the system. Brad Pitt stars as Billy Beane, the general manager of the Oakland A’s and the guy who assembles the team, who has an epiphany: all of baseball’s conventional wisdom is wrong. Forced to reinvent his team on a tight budget, Beane will have to outsmart the richer clubs. The onetime jock teams with Ivy League grad Peter Brand (Jonah Hill) in an unlikely partnership, recruiting bargain players...

Warrior (2011)

Warrior

  • 82%
  • NONE
  • 140 min
  • Drama

Two brothers face the fight of a lifetime – and the wreckage of their broken family – within the brutal, high-stakes world of Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fighting in Lionsgate's action/drama, "Warrior."

An ex-Marine haunted by a tragic past, Tommy Riordan returns to his hometown of Pittsburgh and enlists his father, a recovered alcoholic and his former coach, to train him for an MMA tournament awarding the biggest purse in the history of the sport. As Tommy blazes a violent path towards the...

Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy (2011)

Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy

  • 83%
  • R
  • 127 min
  • Drama

An intelligence officer is recalled from retirement when there are signs that one of the top-ranking officers of the British Secret Intelligence Service is a Soviet mole.

The Raid: Redemption (2011)

The Raid: Redemption

  • 85%
  • R
  • 101 min
  • Action

As a rookie member of an elite special-forces team, Rama is instructed to hang back during a covert mission involving the extraction of a brutal crime lord from a rundown fifteen-story apartment block. But when a spotter blows their cover, boss Tama offers lifelong sanctuary to every killer, rapist and thief in the building in exchange fortheir heads. Now Rama must stand in for the team's fallen leader and use every iota of his fighting strength - winding through every floor and every room to...

We Need to Talk About Kevin (2011)

We Need to Talk About Kevin

  • 76%
  • NONE
  • 112 min
  • Drama

A suspenseful and gripping psychological thriller, Lynne Ramsay’s We Need to Talk About Kevin explores the factious relationship between a mother and her son. Tilda Swinton, in a bracing, tour-de-force performance, plays the mother, Eva, as she contends for 15 years with the increasing malevolence of her first-born child, Kevin (Ezra Miller).

Based on the best-selling novel of the same name, We Need to Talk About Kevin explores nature vs. nurture on a whole new level as Eva's own culpability...

Q (2011)

Q

    • R
    • 103 min
    • Drama

    In a social context deteriorated by a countrywide economic crisis, the life of several people will be turned upside down after they meet Cecile, a character who symbolizes desire.

    Contagion (2011)

    Contagion

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

    "Contagion" follows the rapid progress of a lethal airborne virus that kills within days. As the fast-moving epidemic grows, the worldwide medical community races to find a cure and control the panic that spreads faster than the virus itself. At the same time, ordinary people struggle to survive in a society coming apart.

    The Descendants (2011)

    The Descendants

    • 89%
    • R
    • 115 min
    • Comedy

    From Alexander Payne, the creator of the Oscar-winning SIDEWAYS, set in Hawaii, The Descendants is a sometimes humorous, sometimes tragic journey for Matt King (George Clooney) an indifferent husband and father of two girls, who is forced to re-examine his past and embrace his future when his wife suffers a boating accident off of Waikiki. The event leads to a rapprochement with his young daughters while Matt wrestles with a decision to sell the family’s land handed down from Hawaiian royalty...

    50/50 (2011)

    50/50

    • 94%
    • R
    • 100 min
    • Comedy

    Inspired by a true story, 50/50 is an original story about friendship, love, survival and finding humor in unlikely places. Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Seth Rogen star as best friends whose lives are changed by a cancer diagnosis in this new comedy directed by Jonathan Levine from a script by Will Reiser. 50/50 is the story of a guy’s transformative and, yes, sometimes funny journey to health – drawing its emotional core from Will Reiser’s own experience with cancer and reminding us that...

    Johnny English Reborn (2011)

    Johnny English Reborn

    • 39%
    • PG
    • 101 min
    • Adventure

    Rowan Atkinson returns to the role of the accidental secret agent who doesn't know fear or danger in the comedy spy-thriller Johnny English Reborn. In his latest adventure, the most unlikely intelligence officer in Her Majesty's Secret Service must stop a group of international assassins before they eliminate a world leader and cause global chaos. In the years since MI-7's top spy vanished off the grid, he has been honing his unique skills in a remote region of Asia. But when his agency...

    What's Your Number? (2011)

    What's Your Number?

    • 23%
    • R
    • 106 min
    • Comedy

    "What's Your Number?" centers on a woman who treks through her sexual past to find Mr. Right, exploring the idea of sexual quotas and whether such numbers matter. It is based on Karyn Bosnak's book.

    The Ides of March (2011)

    The Ides of March

    • 85%
    • R
    • 102 min
    • Drama

    The Ides of March takes place during the frantic last days before a heavily contested Ohio presidential primary, when an up-and-coming campaign press secretary (Ryan Gosling) finds himself involved in a political scandal that threatens to upend his candidate’s shot at the presidency. Also starring George Clooney, Paul Giamatti and Philip Seymour Hoffman.

    Real Steel (2011)

    Real Steel

    • 60%
    • PG-13
    • 127 min
    • Action

    A gritty, white-knuckle, action ride set in the near-future, where the sport of boxing has gone hi-tech, "Real Steel" stars Hugh Jackman as Charlie Kenton, a washed-up fighter who lost his chance at a title when 2000-pound, 8-foot-tall steel robots took over the ring. Now nothing but a small-time promoter, Charlie earns just enough money piecing together low-end bots from scrap metal to get from one underground boxing venue to the next. When Charlie hits rock bottom, he reluctantly teams up...

    Abduction (2011)

    Abduction

    • 4%
    • PG-13
    • 106 min
    • Action

    Taylor Lautner will star in "Abduction" as a teen who has long felt disconnected from his parents, and figures out why, which unleashes a chain of violent events.

    A Dangerous Method (2011)

    A Dangerous Method

    • 77%
    • R
    • 99 min
    • Biography

    Seduced by the challenge of an impossible case, the driven Dr. Jung (Michael Fassbender) takes the unbalanced yet beautiful Sabina Spielrein (Keira Knightley) as his patient in A Dangerous Method. Jung’s weapon is the method of his master, the renowned Sigmund Freud. Both men fall under Sabina’s spell.

    You're Next (2011)

    You're Next

    • 75%
    • R
    • 96 min
    • Comedy

    One of the smartest and most terrifying films in years, YOU'RE NEXT reinvents the genre by putting a fresh twist on home-invasion horror. When a gang of masked, ax-wielding murderers descend upon the Davison family reunion, the hapless victims seem trapped...until an unlikely guest of the family proves to be the most talented killer of all.

    Killer Joe (2011)

    Killer Joe

    • 78%
    • NC-17
    • 103 min
    • Crime

    When 22-year-old Chris (Emile Hirsch) finds himself in debt to a drug lord, he stumbles on the scheme of hiring a hit man to dispatch his mother, whose $50,000 life insurance policy is supposed to go to his sister Dottie (Juno Temple). Chris hires Joe Cooper (Matthew McConaughey), a creepy, crazy Dallas cop who moonlights as a contract killer. When Chris can’t pay Joe up front, Joe sets his sight on Dottie as collateral for the job. Based on the play by Pulitzer and Tony Award winner Tracy...

    The Hidden Face (2011)

    The Hidden Face

      • R
      • 97 min
      • Drama

      A Spanish orchestra conductor deals with the mysterious disappearance of his girlfriend.

      Margin Call (2011)

      Margin Call

      • 88%
      • R
      • 109 min
      • Drama

      Set in the high-stakes world of the financial industry, Margin Call is a thriller entangling the key players at an investment firm during one perilous 24-hour period in the early stages of the 2008 financial crisis. When an entry-level analyst unlocks information that could prove to be the downfall of the firm, a roller-coaster ride ensues as decisions both financial and moral catapult the lives of all involved to the brink of disaster.

      Killer Elite (2011)

      Killer Elite

      • 25%
      • R
      • 116 min
      • Action

      Based on Ranulph Fiennes novel "The Family Men," the story follows a group of former British special forces members who are being hunted by assassins, lead by Statham's character.