Opening Wide: District 9, Bandslam, The Time Traveler’s Wife, The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard

by | August 14, 2009 at 10:31 PM | The Movies


District 9
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This buzz-heavy and incredibly original sci-fi film from producer Peter Jackson and director Neill Blomkamp tells the story of aliens coming to Earth from a very new point of view. A massive alien spacecraft arrived hovering in stillness over South Africa, and when contact was finally made with the beings inside, they were in need of help and food. 20 years later, they all live in deplorable slums and are about to be evicted and forcefully moved into a detention camp. That is until Wikus van der Merwe (Sharlto Copley) of Multi-National United, who is running the eviction process, comes across a startling, horrifying discovery that changes everything.


The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard
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Jeremy Piven stars in this crazy comedy as Don Ready, a stellar salesman who’s tasked with saving a failing car dealership in Temecula, CA from going bankrupt, and although everything he touches turns to gold, things start to change when he starts to go after his last shot at true love. Also starring Ed Helms, Ving Rhames, David Koechner, Kathryn Hahn, Jordana Spiro, Rob Riggle, Craig Robinson, Wendie Malick, Alan Thicke and James Brolin.


The Time Traveler’s Wife
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In this adaptation of the popular novel, Rachel McAdams plays a woman placed in the unfortunate situation of having the love of her life turning out to be a man (Eric Bana) who periodically disappears to travel through time with absolutely no control over when and where it will happen.


Bandslam
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If you want to see the brand new trailer for New Moon: The Twilight Saga, you’re gonna have to buy a ticket for this teen flick starring Aly Michalka as Charlotte, who’s trying to put a band together, including Sam (Vanessa Hudgens) and Will (Gaelan Connor) to beat her evil ex-boyfriend Ben (Scott Porter) at the battle of the bands.