2011 September Movies (By Date)

Monsieur Lazhar (2011)

Monsieur Lazhar

  • 97%
  • PG-13
  • 94 min
  • Comedy

After learning of the death of an elementary school teacher, Bachir Lazhar (Fellag), a 55-year-old Algerian immigrant, goes to the school to offer his services as a substitute teacher. Quickly hired to replace the deceased, he finds himself thrown into an establishment in crisis, while going through his own personal tragedy. The film features exquisite performances by Fellag and the child actors who play Bachir Lazhar’s young students coping with grief and learning to heal.

Irvine Welsh's Ecstasy (2011)

Irvine Welsh's Ecstasy

  • 15%
  • Unrated
  • 99 min
  • Drama

From the mind of Irvine Welsh (TRAINSPOTTING) comes a pulse-pounding thriller set against the backdrop of Scotland's drug-fueled dance scene as one man tries to cut ties and kick old habits for the woman he loves.

Twixt (2011)

Twixt

    • NONE
    • 88 min
    • Horror

    Twixt follows three self-imposed mandates that Coppola requires in all of his new work: be his own original story and screenplay, have some personal element, and be self-financed. This particular story came to Coppola during a vivid dream he had while on a trip to Istanbul and is inspired by the writings of Edgar Allen Poe and Nathaniel Hawthorne. The film also brings Coppola back to his horror roots that began during his apprenticeship with Roger Corman.

    Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan's Hope (2011)

    Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan's Hope

    • 83%
    • PG-13
    • 88 min
    • Documentary

    Have you ever imagined a place where Vulcans and vampires get along? Where wizards and wookies can be themselves? Welcome to Comic-Con San Diego. What started as a fringe comic book convention for 500 fans has grown into the pop culture event of the year that influences every form of entertainment, now attended by over 140,000 strong.

    Burning Man (2011)

    Burning Man

    • 74%
    • NONE
    • 110 min
    • Drama

    An English chef with a chic restaurant on Bondi Beach tries to put his life and his relationship with his son back on track while surrounded by women.

    Salmon Fishing in the Yemen (2011)

    Salmon Fishing in the Yemen

    • 67%
    • PG-13
    • 107 min
    • Comedy

    From the beloved director of Chocolat and the Oscar-winning screenwriter of Slumdog Millionaire comes the inspirational comedy Salmon Fishing in the Yemen. A visionary sheik (Amr Waked) has a big dream – to bring salmon fishing to the desert. Willing to spare no expense, he instructs his representative (Emily Blunt) to turn his dream into reality, an extraordinary feat that will require the involvement of Britain’s leading fisheries expert (Ewan McGregor) who happens to think the project...

    Citizen Gangster (2011)

    Citizen Gangster

    • 50%
    • NONE
    • 105 min
    • Crime

    The first feature from writer/director Nathan Morlando is based on the true story of Edwin Boyd (Scott Speedman), the man who became postwar Toronto's most famous criminal.

    Bunohan: Return to Murder (2011)

    Bunohan: Return to Murder

      • 97 min
      • Action

      3 brother return to the village of Bunohan with three very different reasons; they will encounter death, deceit and a very grim revelation.

      Headshot (2011)

      Headshot

      • 67%
      • NONE
      • 105 min
      • Crime

      A crime-drama centered on a hit-man.

      First Position (2011)

      First Position

      • 93%
      • NONE
      • 90 min
      • Documentary

      A documentary that follows six young dancers as they prepare for the Youth America Grand Prix.

      Extraterrestrial (2011)

      Extraterrestrial

      • 69%
      • NONE
      • 90 min
      • Comedy

      When Julio wakes up in a strange apartment after a night of partying, he’s pleasantly surprised to discover it belongs to a beautiful one-night-stand he can’t remember - Julia. What’s already an awkward situation is made even more so when they discover a giant flying saucer hovering above the city, which is now deserted. Now Julio must contend with a jealous ex-boyfriend, an eccentric neighbor – and very possibly the end of the world!

      The Boy Who Was A King (2011)

      The Boy Who Was A King

        • Unrated
        • 90 min

        At the age of six, Simeon Saxe-Coburg-Gotha received the first phone call of his life, informing him of his father's sudden death and his birthright to become Tsar of Bulgaria. Only three years later, the nine-year-old king was overthrown by communist dissenters and he and his family were exiled from the country. Fifty years passed before the communist regime collapsed and Simeon was allowed to return home. Crowds cheered, 'We want our King!', even though the title no longer...

        The Deep Blue Sea (2011)

        The Deep Blue Sea

        • 79%
        • R
        • 98 min
        • Drama

        Hester Collyer, the wife of a High Court judge, a free spirit trapped in a passionless marriage. Her encounter with Freddie Page, a troubled former Royal Air Force pilot throws her life in turmoil, as their erotic relationship leaves her emotionally stranded and physically isolated. Nearly abandoned by Freddie, Hester attempts to win him back through a desperate gesture. This only serves to estrange her more from the men in her life and reality itself.

        Your Sister's Sister (2011)

        Your Sister's Sister

        • 83%
        • R
        • 90 min
        • Comedy

        The fourth feature from Sundance award-winning filmmaker Lynn Shelton, Your Sister's Sister is a tale of grief, romance and sibling rivalry that continues to showcase Shelton's extraordinary ability to portray human stories with a lot of depth but few thrills.

        Pink Ribbons, Inc. (2011)

        Pink Ribbons, Inc.

        • 88%
        • NONE
        • 97 min
        • Documentary

        Breast cancer has become the poster child of corporate cause-related marketing campaigns. Countless women and men walk, bike, climb and shop for the cure. Each year, millions of dollars are raised in the name of breast cancer, but where does this money go and what does it actually achieve? Pink Ribbons, Inc. is a feature documentary that shows how the devastating reality of breast cancer, which marketing experts have labeled a "dream cause," becomes obfuscated by a shiny, pink story of success.

        Paul Williams Still Alive (2011)

        Paul Williams Still Alive

        • 97%
        • NONE
        • 84 min
        • Documentary

        A documentary filmmaker tracks down actor/singer/songwriter Paul Williams in an attempt to find out what happened to his idol.

        11 Flowers (2011)

        11 Flowers

        • 83%
        • NONE
        • 110 min
        • Drama

        Eleven-year-old Wang Han lives with his family in a remote village in Guizhou province. Life is tough, but they make the most of what little they have. When Wang is selected to lead his school through their daily gymnastic regimen, his teacher recommends that he wear a clean, new shirt in honor of this important position - a request that forces his family to make a great sacrifice. But one afternoon, soon after Wang is given the precious shirt, he encounters a desperate, wounded man, who takes...

        388 Arletta Avenue (2011)

        388 Arletta Avenue

          • NONE
          • 87 min
          • Thriller

          A young couple find themselves in an unnerving situation with a mysterious stalker.

          The Space Between (2011)

          The Space Between

            • 90 min
            • Drama

            Montine McLeod, a world-weary flight attendant, and Omar Hassan, a prematurely wise 10-year-old Pakastani-American boy connect with one another amidst the chaos of September 11, 2001. When Montine discovers the boy's direct personal link to the terrorist attacks, she instinctively embarks on an unsanctioned cross-country road trip to help Omar discover his uncertain future.

            Miss Bala (2011)

            Miss Bala

            • 86%
            • R
            • 113 min
            • Crime

            Tells the story of Laura, a young woman whose aspirations of becoming a beauty queen turn against her, delivering her into the hands of a gang that's terrorizing northern Mexico. Although Laura succeeds in winning the beauty queen crown, her experiences as an unwilling participant in Mexico's violent war leave her shaken and transformed.