New Releases For The Week of
July 14th, 2008

Tuesday July 15

Asylum: Rated R. A group of beautiful coeds discover that their dorm was once a mental hospital where unspeakable experiments were performed by a deranged physician trying to “cure” troubled teens. But now the mad doctor’s ghost is back to continue his torturous work…and he’s running out of patients! Sarah Roemer (Disturbia) and Travis Van Winkle (Transformers) star in this spine-tingling thriller from the director of Final Destination 2 and Cellular. MGM

Friday, July 18th

The Dark Knight: Rated PG-13. The follow-up to the action hit “Batman Begins,” “The Dark Knight” reunites director Christopher Nolan and star Christian Bale, who reprises the role of Batman/Bruce Wayne. In the new film, Batman raises the stakes in his war on crime. With the help of Lieutenant Jim Gordon and District Attorney Harvey Dent, Batman sets out to dismantle the remaining criminal organizations that plague the city streets. The partnership proves to be effective, but they soon find themselves prey to a reign of chaos unleashed by a rising criminal mastermind known to the terrified citizens of Gotham as The Joker. Warner Bros. Pictures

Mamma Mia!: Rated PG-13. Meryl Streep will play the rebellious single mother of a bride-to-be who never met her father. The daughter invites three likely paternal candidates to her wedding, and the ensuing conflict triggers the performance of 22 Abba hits including “Dancing Queen,” “Take a Chance on Me” and “The Winner Takes It All.” Based on the crowd-pleasing musical that has played in 130 cities around the world and has grossed $1.6 billion since its 1999 opening. Universal Pictures

Space Chimps: Rated G. “Space Chimps” is a comedy adventure about two NASA chimps that are sent to a galaxy far, far away. One chimp has ‘The Right Stuff,’ and the other, a good natured goofball, has ‘The Wrong Stuff.’ The two chimps find themselves on a strange, uncharted planet, where they embark on a fantastical journey to save its inhabitants from a tyrannical leader. Barry Sonnenfeld will produce animated laffer. 20th Century Fox

Mad Detective: Rated: UNRATED. A rookie cop teaming up with a former officer to hunt down a serial killer. Milky Way Image Company

Transsiberian: Rated: R. “Transsiberian” revolves around an American couple, Roy (Harrelson) and Jessie (Mortimer), who travel on the famed Trans-Siberian train from China to Moscow. They soon encounter another couple, Abby (Mara) and her boyfriend, Carlos (Noriega), and what seems to be a simple train journey turns into a chase full of deception and murder. Filmax Animation

Falling For Grace: Rated: PG-13. Grace Tang is an ambitious Wall Street banker determined to work her way up the ladder of life and out of working-class Chinatown. Mistaken at an opera soiree as the heiress of a famous Hong Kong fashion dynasty, Grace is suddenly swept into the inner circle of Manhattan’s elite and ushered into the arms of New York’s most eligible bachelor. What follows is a whirlwind of romance and white lies, as Grace carefully negotiates her personal ties to Chinatown and the politics of Wall Street and high society. Canal Street Pictures

The Doorman: Rated: UNRATED. In “The Doorman,” a film crew has set out to make an insiders guide to the legendary New York City club scene with its most famous gatekeeper, Trevor W., “starring” as their host. Trevor has the power. He knows people. But more importantly (as Trevor points out), he knows people who know him. After mysteriously losing his job, Trevor fails to inform the film crew following him. He struggles to keep up appearances in front of the camera while his glamorous, jet-set “celebrity” lifestyle goes into an abrupt and awkward tailspin. Gigantic Pictures

Felon: Rated: R. A family man convicted of killing an intruder must cope with life afterward in the violent penal system. Stage 6 (Sony)

Take: Rated: R. The lives of two strangers – a struggling mother and a gambling addict – meet in tragedy. Years pass, and they must come to terms with themselves, and one another. Liberation Entertainment

A Very British Gangster: Rated: UNRATED. A Very British Gangster is a documentary about Dominic Noonan, a notorious leader of a powerful Blighty organized crime family who was openly gay and championed the working class. Anywhere Road Entertainment

Lou Reed’s Berlin: Rated: UNRATED. Lou Reed’s 2006 live concert performance of his 1973 concept album “Berlin”, filmed over five nights at St. Ann’s Warehouse in Brooklyn, New York. Third Rail Releasing

18. July 2008 by Edward
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