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Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story

America loves Cox! But behind the music is the up-and-down-and-up-again story of a musician whose songs would change a nation. On his rock 'n roll spiral, Cox sleeps with 411 women, marries three times, has 22 kids and 14 stepkids, stars in his own 70s TV show, collects friends ranging from Elvis to the Beatles to a chimp, and gets addicted to - and then kicks - every drug known to man... but despite it all, Cox grows into a national icon and eventually earns the love of a good woman - longtime backup singer Darlene (Jenna Fischer).

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Release Date: December 21, 2007
Genre: Comedy, Musical and Performing Arts
Running Time:
Distributor: Sony Pictures Releasing
Tagline: Life made him tough. Love made him strong. Music made him hard.
MPAA Rating: R for sexual content, graphic nudity, drug use and language.

Director:
Jake Kasdan

Writer(s):
Judd Apatow - Screenplay
Jake Kasdan - Screenplay

Producer(s):
Judd Apatow - Producer
Jake Kasdan - Produ…

Youth Without Youth

Francis Ford Coppola's 'Youth Without Youth' stars Tim Roth as Dominic Matei, an aging professor of linguistics who survives a cataclysmic event to find his youth miraculously restored. Dominic's physical rejuvenation is matched by a highly evolved intellect, which attracts the attention of Nazi scientists, forcing him into exile. While on the run, he reunites with his lost love, Laura, and works to complete his research into the origins of human language. When his research threatens Laura's well being, Dominic is forced to choose between his life's work and the great love of his life.

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Release Date: December 14, 2007
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller and Adaptation
Running Time: 124 min.
Distributor: Sony Pictures Classics
Tagline:
MPAA Rating: R for some sexuality, nudity and a brief disturbing image.

Director:
Francis Ford Coppola

Writer(s):
Francis Ford Coppola - Screenplay (adaptation)
Mircea Eliade - Source Mate…

Badland

Jerry is a Marine reservist who was a young patriot and idealist when he served in the first Gulf War. But when he is called up for deployment to Afghanistan and Iraq, Jerry is a father of three; older and embittered by a life besieged by broken promises, and unfulfilled desires. Jerry returns a changed man, transformed by horrors committed that go beyond comprehension and sanity, pain inflicted that cannot be forgiven. He lives a life of poverty, his children afraid of his unexplained outbursts of rage, his wife, Nora, unsympathetic to the nosebleeds and night terrors he suffers. She hides money her sons earn from their paper route in case they need to leave. Their crowded trailer home becomes a prison. His failure as a man, his actions as a soldier, is the punishment which they share. He realizes that the respect and dignity he has spent his life trying to achieve will always elude him. When Jerry discovers that Nora has betrayed him, his anger and despair drive him to commit an act…

Nanking

A powerful, emotional and relevant reminder of the heartbreaking toll war takes on the innocent, Nanking tells the story of the Japanese invasion of Nanking, China, in the early days of World War II. As part of a campaign to conquer all of China, the Japanese subjected Nanking – which was then China’s capital – to months of aerial bombardment, and when the city fell, the Japanese army unleashed murder and rape on a horrifying scale. In the midst of the rampage, a small group of Westerners banded together to establish a Safety Zone where over 200,000 Chinese found refuge. Unarmed, these missionaries, university professors, doctors and businessmen – including a Nazi named John Rabe – bore witness to the events, while risking their own lives to protect civilians from slaughter.

The story is told through deeply moving interviews with Chinese survivors, chilling archival footage and photos of the events, and testimonies of former Japanese soldiers. At the heart of Nanking is a filmed stage …

The Perfect Holiday

Nancy (Gabrielle Union) is a divorced mother of three who is so busy raising her children that she's forgotten to take care of herself as well. With Christmas fast approaching, she decides to take her kids to the mall to meet Santa Claus, not knowing that her youngest daughter Emily (Khail Bryant) has sensed her mother's sadness and is determined to use her time with Santa to make her mom happy again. Just a few days prior, Emily heard her mom say that all she wanted for Christmas was a compliment from a man, so that's exactly what she tells Santa. Ironically, Santa, as it turns out, is office supply salesman and struggling songwriter Benjamin (Morris Chestnut), who ends up giving Nancy just what she wants for Christmas, and much, much more.

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Release Date: December 12, 2007
Genre: Comedy, Romance and Holiday
Running Time: 96 min.
Distributor(s): Yari Film Group
Tagline: This Christmas, the perfect man just happens to be Sant…

The Kite Runner

Based on one of the most acclaimed novels in recent memory, THE KITE RUNNER is a profoundly emotional tale of friendship, family, devastating mistakes and redeeming love. In a divided country on the verge of war, two childhood friends, Amir and Hassan, are about to be torn apart forever. It’s a glorious afternoon in Kabul and the skies are bursting with the exhilarating joy of a kite-fighting tournament. But in the aftermath of the day’s victory, one boy’s fearful act of betrayal will mark their lives forever and set in motion an epic quest for redemption. Now, after 20 years of living in America, Amir returns to a perilous Afghanistan under the Taliban’s iron-fisted rule to face the secrets that still haunt him and take one last daring chance to set things right..

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Release Date: December 14, 2007
Genre: Drama and Adaptation
Running Time: 122 min.
Distributor(s): Paramount Vantage
Tagline: There is a way to be good again.
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P.S. I Love You

Holly Kennedy (Hilary Swank) is beautiful, smart, and married to the love of her life - a passionate, funny and impetuous Irishman named Gerry (Gerard Butler). So when Gerry's life is taken by an illness, it takes the life out of Holly. The only one who can help her is the person who is no longer there. Nobody knows Holly better than Gerry. So it's a good thing he planned ahead.

Before he died, Gerry wrote Holly a series of letters that will guide her, not only through her grief but in rediscovering herself. The first message arrives on Holly's 30th birthday in the form of a cake and, to her utter shock, a tape recording from Gerry, who proceeds to order her to get out and "celebrate herself." In the weeks and months that follow, more letters from Gerry are delivered in surprising ways, each sending her on a new adventure and each signing off in the same way: P.S. I Love You.

Holly's mother (Kathy Bates) and best friends, Sharon (Gina Gershon) and Denise (Lisa …

Grace Is Gone

There was a time when Stanley Phillips (John Cusack) could see his entire life clearly. He dreamed of patriotic service and was destined for a military career. He came close to that dream until it was cut short simply because of his poor eyesight. Now he's serving customers at a home supply store while his Sergeant wife is fighting in Iraq.

Equally as awkward at home as he is at work, he's raising Heidi, their twelve-year-old daughter and her 8-year-old sister Dawn. Although a loving father, Stanley is unable to conform to a more affectionate role and the girls miss their mother deeply.

While tolerating his job and stumbling through parenting he is abruptly awakened when tragedy strikes. Prepared to deal with it himself, he is at a complete loss contemplating how to tell his children. Desperate to delay telling the children they embark on a spontaneous road trip. Grasping to give them their last moments of innocence, Stanley reveals a softer side as they travel to Dawn's cho…

The Amateurs

Down-and-out divorcee Andy Sargentee (Jeff Bridges), with the help of his five motley friends, brainstorms a genius idea to make their dreams come true. They are going to rally their small town to produce an amateur adult film! They think they've found the road to fame and fortune, but their fantasy quickly turns into a hilarious misadventure as they encounter more than a few bumps in the road. Their good natured attempts lead to the creation of the most un-adult, adult film ever. See how THE AMATEURS bring an entire small town together, in the biggest comedic disaster turned boffo box office success.

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Release Date: December 7, 2007
Genre: Comedy
Running Time: 100 min.
Distributor(s): First Look Pictures
Tagline: Lights... Camera... Idiots!
MPAA Rating: R for sexual content and language.

Director:
Michael Traeger

Writer(s):
Michael Traeger - Screenplay

Producer(s):
Michael Kuhn - Executive Producer
Aaron Ryder - Producer

Movie Casts:
Jeff …

Undoing

After a mysterious year-long absence, SAM returns to Los Angeles determined to find redemption for his past. He soon becomes intertwined with his old mentor DON, a retired gangster and VERA, the lover he abandoned. As he tries to balance revenge with reconciliation he is drawn back into the shadowy world he left behind. A world of impossible desires, loneliness and isolation. Can Sam undo his mistakes before losing all that he came back to save?

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Release Date: November 30, 2007
Genre: Drama and Thriller
Running Time: 90 min.
Distributor(s): Indican Pictures
Tagline:
MPAA Rating:

Director:
Chris Chan Lee

Writer(s):
Chris Chan Lee

Producer(s):
Phil Lam - Executive Producer
Billfield Cheng - Executive Producer
Geoffrey Tse Wei Chen - Executive Producer
Sung Kang - Producer
Karin Chien - Producer
George Huey - Producer
Eric Kim - Producer
Chris Stinson - Co-Producer
Arthur Chin - Associate Producer
Cynthia Hong - Associate Producer

Movie Casts:
Sung Kan…

The Spiderwick Chronicles

From the beloved best-selling series of books comes the "Spiderwick Chronicles," a fantasy adventure for the child in all of us. Peculiar things start to happen the moment the Grace family (Jared, his twin brother Simon, sister Mallory and their mom) leave New York and move into the secluded old house owned by their great, great uncle Arthur Spiderwick. Unable to explain the strange disappearances and accidents that seems to be happening on a daily basis, the family blamed Jared. When he, Simon and Mallory investigate what's really going on, they uncover the fantastic truth of the Spiderwick estate and of the creatures that inhabit it.

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Release Date: February 15, 2008
Genre: Kids, Family, Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Adaptation
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Distributor(s): Paramount Pictures, Nickelodeon Movies
Tagline: Their World Is Closer Than You Think
MPAA Rating: PG for scary creature action and violence, peril and some thematic elements.

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