Friday, October 12, 2007

Film Gudie Friday For the Weekend of October 12th

And Sorry for the late night post a little bit of a lag today [i.e playing a game on] so this is all of the movies are playing this weekend in reguarl theater, Indie Theater, DFT, and that discount theater with discrption from the Detroit Free Press and the Trailers from you tube.

"We Own the Night"[R]

Joaquin Phoenix is a high-living Polish-American night club manager in 1988 Brooklyn whose policeman brother (Mark Walhberg) asks him to get the goods on his mobbed-up Russian boss. Rated R for strong violence, drugs, language, sexual content and brief nudity.

"Michael Clayton"[R]

George Clooney is a fixer at a major law firm who is given the job of salvaging a high-stakes settlement when the brilliant lead lawyer (Tom Wilkinson) goes off the rails while defending a chemical company in a class action.

"Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married?" [PG-13]

A comedy directed by and starring Tyler Perry about two married couples whose Colorado vacation -- and futures -- are jeopardized by adultery.

"Elizabeth: The Golden Age"[PG-13]

A sequel returning Cate Blanchett to the title role, focusing on her relationship with adventurer Sir Walter Scott (Clive Owen).

"The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford"[R]

As the charismatic and unpredictable Jesse James (Brad Pitt) plans his next great robbery, he wages war on his enemies. But the greatest threat to his life may ultimately come from those he trusts the most. Rated R for strong violence and sexual references.

"The Final Season"[PG]

Kent Stock (Sean Astin) disrupts his life to become coach of the Norway, Iowa, High School baseball team and try to lead them to victory.

Playing at the Main Art Theater in Royal Oak

"Lust, Caution"[NC-17]

A spy thriller directed by Ang Lee and set in World War II Shanghai, about a woman whose relationship with a powerful, married politician has international ramifications.

Playing at the Maple Art Theater in Bloomfield Hills

"I Want Someone to Eat Cheese With"[R]

Jeff Garlin is a food-obsessed Chicagoan juggling relationships with a nutty ice-cream parlor scooper (Sarah Silverman) and a schoolteacher (Bonnie Hunt).

"The Last Winter"[NR]

A ravaged earth takes its revenge in an eco-horror film about Artic oil riggers who make the mistake of drilling the wrong hole.

Playing at the Detroit Film Theatre at the D.I.A.

"The Devil Came on Horseback"[NR]

A documentary about the Jangaweed, the Sudanese-government supported Arab militia responsible for part of the genocide in Dafur.

Playing Saturday at 7 PM
and Sunday 4 PM and 7 PM

Also playing at 9:30 PM on Saturday


Since the late 1970s, identical twins Stephen and Timothy Quay – born in Philadelphia and now working in London – have made a unique contribution to animation in general and the puppet film in particular. Filtering arcane visual, literary, musical, cinematic and philosophical influences through their own utterly distinctive sensibility, each Quay film rivets the attention through hypnotic control of d├ęcor, music and movement, evoking half-remembered dreams and long-suppressed childhood memories, fascinating and deeply unsettling in turn. There is simply nothing like experiencing their work on the big screen, and the majority of this selection of shorts will be presented in the Quays’ preferred format of 35mm, many in new prints. The program includes such Quay classics as Street of Crocodiles, Rehearsal of Extinct Anatomies, Anamorphosis, In Absentia and The Phantom Museum

New this week at the discount theater in Warren [A.K.A. the Cinemark Movies 16]


And Playing everywhere next week in Detroit

30 Days of Night (R)

Josh Hartnett fights off an evil force that strikes a northern Alaskan town, where the winter sun stays dark for 30 days and nights.

The Comebacks (PG-13)

A football coach with the worst losing record in the history of the sport goes for a shot at redemption with a ragtag college team.

Gone Baby Gone (R)

Two private-eyes risk everything to investigate a missing child in a territory of broken families, bitter cops and whacked out ex-cons.

Rendition (R)

Reese Witherspoon is the wife of an Egyptian-born chemical engineer, who is being held by the CIA as a terrorist suspect.

Sarah Landon and the Paranormal Hour (PG)

A 17-year-old girl has mysterious encounters with the strange, secret and supernatural in the small town of Pine Valley.

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