Starring: Frank Langella, Elliott Gould, Laura Harring, Anabel Sosa, Chandler Williams, Corey Johnson, Axel Feldmann
Director: Richard Ledes
Genre: Suspense , Drama
Frank Langella gives a tour-de-force performance as an energy executive who tries to expose his corporations corrupt practices in this quiet yet chilling neo-noir thriller. He hires a private investigator (Elliott Gould) to forward his efforts, but who is investigating whom?
Rating: Not Rated
Length: 95 Minutes
In Theaters: April 11, 2008
Starring: Liu Ye, Meryl Streep, Aidan Quinn
Director: Chen Shi-Zheng
The feature film debut of renowned opera and theater director Chen Shi-Zheng, Dark Matter delves into the world of Liu Xing (Chinese for Shooting Star), a Chinese science student pursuing a Ph.D. in the United States in the early 1990s. Driven by ambition, yet unable to navigate academic politics, Liu Xing is inexorably pushed to the margins of American life, until he loses his way.
Rating: R for a scene of violence, brief sexual content and language
Length: 90 Minutes
House of Saddam
Starring: Igal Naor, Shohreh Aghashloo, Philip Arditti, Mounir Margoum, Said Taghmaoui, Makram J. Khoury, Amr Waked
Directors: Alex Holmes, Jim OHanlon
Genre: TV Miniseries, Drama
Synopsis: Revealing the private world of Saddam Hussein and his inner circle, this gripping 4-part miniseries charts the rise and fall of one of the most significant political figures in recent history. Over the course of 27 years, Saddam (Igal Naor) rose from peasant origins to the highest office in Iraq, consolidating his power by executing those who posed real or imagined threats, and surrounding himself with family members, ultimately his notorious sons Uday and Qusay.
In the end, House of Saddam reveals its title character as a man of undeniable vision ultimately brought down by his own flaws especially an unquenchable thirst for power, attained at all costs, including the sacrifice of those who were closest to him.
Length: 260 Minutes
In Theaters: December 12, 2008
Starring: Kate Winslet, Ralph Fiennes, Bruno Ganz, Alexandra Maria Lara, Linda Bassett, David Kross, Karoline Herfurth, Jeanette Hain
Director: Stephen Daldry
Synopsis: The Reader, set in post-WWII Germany, follows teenager Michael Berg as he engages in a passionate but secretive affair with an older woman named Hanna (Winslet). Eight years after Hannas disappearance, Michael is stunned to discover her again as she stands on trial for Nazi war crimes. The Reader is a haunting story about truth and reconciliation and how one generation comes to terms with the crimes of another.
Rating: R for some scenes of sexuality and nudity
Length: 124 Minutes
Box Office: $33.8 Million
In Theaters: December 25, 2008
Starring: Gabriel Macht, Samuel L. Jackson, Scarlett Johansson, Eva Mendes, Paz Vega, Jaime King, Sarah Paulson, Stana Katic, Johnny Simmons
Director: Frank Miller
Genre: Action , Adventure
Adapted from the legendary comic strip, The Spirit is a classic action-adventure-romance told by genre-twister Frank Miller (creator of 300 and Sin City). It is the story of a former rookie cop who returns mysteriously from the dead as the Spirit (Gabriel Macht) to fight crime from the shadows of Central City.
His arch-enemy, the Octopus (Samuel L. Jackson) has a different mission: hes going to wipe out Spirits beloved city as he pursues his own version of immortality. The Spirit tracks this cold-hearted killer from Central Citys rundown warehouses, to the damp catacombs, to the windswept waterfront… all the while facing a bevy of beautiful women who either want to seduce, love or kill our masked crusader.
Rating: PG-13 for intense sequences of stylized violence and action, some sexual content and brief nudity
Box Office: $19.8 Million
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