Friday, March 12, 2010

Cinematic Excursions: Movie Releases For 3/12/10

Got a long list of films coming out this week so I thought I'd post them here to keep all of my readers in the know!  These films have released today so take a relaxing Friday evening and go check out one of these new films!  Trailers for these films will be posted later today on this post....
The Exploding Girl
Directed By Bradley Rust Gray
Starring Zoe Kazan, Mark Randall,
Genre: Romance, Drama
Rated R

Plot Syonopsis: In her first leading role, Zoe Kazan plays Ivy, a twenty—year—old college student home for Spring Break. She's excited about a developing romance back at school and life is seemingly perfect. When her longtime friend Al finds himself without a place to stay during the break, Ivy and her mother take him in and Al and Ivy's friendship strengthens while her boyfriend grows more and more distant. Increasingly distressed about her conflicting feelings, Ivy struggles to keep control, not wanting overwhelming her emotions and trigger her epilepsy. Restrained and meditative, "The Exploding Girl" is the exquisite portrait of a young girl coming of age and finding a deeper kind of love in New York City.

Green Zone
Directed By Paul Greengrass
Staring Matt Damon, Greg Kinnear, Amy Ryan,
Genre: Thiller

Plot Synopsis: Matt Damon and director Paul Greengrass ("The Bourne Supremacy," "The Bourne Ultimatum," "United 93") re-team for their latest electrifying thriller in "Green Zone," a film set in the chaotic early days of the Iraqi War when no one could be trusted and every decision could detonate unforeseen consequences.

During the U.S.-led occupation of Baghdad in 2003, Chief Warrant Officer Roy Miller (Damon) and his team of Army inspectors were dispatched to find weapons of mass destruction believed to be stockpiled in the Iraqi desert. Rocketing from one booby-trapped and treacherous site to the next, the men search for deadly chemical agents but stumble instead upon an elaborate cover-up that inverts the purpose of their mission.

Spun by operatives with intersecting agendas, Miller must hunt through covert and faulty intelligence hidden on foreign soil for answers that will either clear a rogue regime or escalate a war in an unstable region. And at this blistering time and in this combustible place, he will find the most elusive weapon of all is the truth.

Director: Bong Joon-Ho
Staring Bin Won, Ku Jin, Hye Ja-Kim
Genre: Thriller
Rated R
Plot Synopsis: Hye-ja is a single mom to 27-year-old Do-joon. Her son is her raison d’être. Though an adult in years, Do-joon is naïve and dependent on his mother, and a constant source of anxiety, often behaving in ways that are foolish or simply dangerous. Walking home alone one night down a nearly empty city street, he encounters a young girl who he follows for a while before she disappears into a dark alley. The next morning, she is found dead in an abandoned building and Do-joon is accused of her murder. Thanks to an inefficient lawyer and an apathetic police force, Do-joon's case is quickly closed, but his mother refuses to let this be the end of the story. Trusting no one, Hye-ja's maternal instincts kick into overdrive, and she sets out to find the girl's killer and prove her son's innocence.

Our Family Wedding
Directed By: Rick Famuyiwa
Staring Forest Whitaker, America Ferra
Genre: Comedy
Rated PG-13
Plot Synopsis: "Our marriage, their wedding." It's lesson number one for any newly engaged couple, and Lucia (America Ferrera) and Marcus (Lance Gross) are no exception. In Fox Searchlight Pictures' "Our Family Wedding," they learn the hard way that the path to saying "I do" can be rife with familial strife. When they return from college and too suddenly announce their marriage plans, they soon discover that their fathers - two highly competitive over-the-top egos - can wreak a major amount of havoc on their special day.

With insults flying and tempers running high, it's anyone's guess if the alpha dads (Forest Whitaker and Carlos Mencia) will survive to make it down the aisle in one piece. Lucia's mother (Diana Maria Riva) is busy planning the wedding of "her" dreams and the only levelheaded one in the bunch is Angela (Regina King), the groom's father's best friend and lawyer, who manages to keep her cool when the madness reaches a crescendo.

With only weeks to plan their wedding, Lucia and Marcus soon discover the true meaning of love and find there is truth to the saying - that when you marry someone, you marry their entire family.

She's Out Of My League
Directed By: Jim Field Smith
Starring Jim Baruchel, Alice Eve
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Rated R

Plot Synopsis: Kirk (Jay Baruchel, "Knocked Up," "Tropic Thunder"), an average Joe, can't believe his luck. Though he's stuck in a seemingly dead-end job as an airport security agent, against all odds Molly (Alice Eve), a successful and outrageously gorgeous babe falls for him. Kirk is stunned. So are his friends, his family and even his ex-girlfriend. Now he has to figure out how to make the relationship work, even though he's the first to admit "She's Out of My League."

Directed By: Anders Anderson
Staring Jon Hamm, Josh Lucas, James Van DerBeek
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Rated R

Plot Synopsis: Work has become an obsession for Detective Tom Adkins (Jon Hamm) since the disappearance of his ten-year-old son, Tommy Jr. When an early morning phone call leads him to the mangled remains of a young boy who was brutally murdered 50 years ago, Adkins takes on the case in hopes of finding absolution. His investigation leads him to a man who lived in 1958 named Matthew Wakefield (Josh Lucas) and his innocent son, John. The striking similarities in the cases pushes Adkins' obsession over the top. Barely holding onto his sanity and bound by redemption, Adkins unravels the unspeakable truth behind what happened to his son.

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