Crank: High VoltageMPAA Rating: R for frenetic strong bloody violence throughout, crude and graphic sexual content, nudity and pervasive language.
Runtime: 96 mins.
Director: Mark Neveldine; Brian Taylor
Writer: Mark Neveldine & Brian Taylor
Cast: Jason Statham; Amy Smart; Ling Bai
Tagline: He was dead...But he got better.
Genre: Action
Memorable Quote: "My name is Chev Chelios. And today I didn't die."
Release Date: April 17, 2009
DVD Release Date: September 8, 2009
Distributor: Lionsgate

3 Stars

Observe and ReportMPAA Rating: R for pervasive language, graphic nudity, drug use, sexual content and violence.
Runtime: 86 mins.
Director: Jody Hill
Writer: Jody Hill
Cast: Seth Rogen; Ray Liotta; Michael Pena ... complete cast
Tagline: Observe and Report
Genre: Action | Comedy
Memorable Quote: "Physically yes, but psychologically? No! " ... more quotes
Theatrical Release Date: April 10, 2009
Get it on Blu-ray, DVD, On Demand & Digital Download: September 22, 2009.
Distributor: Warner Bros. Pictures

4 stars

The Black BalloonMPAA Rating: PG-13 for some sexual content, a scene of violence, and brief strong language.
Runtime: 97 mins.
Director: Elissa Down
Writer: Elissa Down; Jimmy Jack
Cast: Toni Collette; Luke Ford; Gemma Ward
Tagline: The Black Balloon.
Genre: Drama | Indie
Memorable Quote: "Your brother will never be able to do the things you can Thomas, He will live with us for the rest of his life. "
Release Date: April 10, 2009 (USA)
DVD Release Date: March 23, 2010.
Distributor: NeoClassics Films

4 stars

AdventurelandMPAA Rating: R for language, drug use and sexual references.
Runtime: 107 mins.
Director: Greg Mottola
Writer: Greg Mottola
Cast: Kristen Stewart; Jesse Eisenberg; Kristen Wiig; Bill Hader ... complete cast
Tagline: It was the worst job they ever imagined... and the best time of their lives.
Genre: Comedy
Memorable Quote: "My estimate for the Europe trip was a little off." ... more quotes
Release Date: April 3, 2009
DVD Release Date: August 25, 2009
Distributor: Miramax Films

5 Stars

DuplicityMPAA Rating: PG-13 for language and some sexual content.
Runtime: 125 mins.
Director: Tony Gilroy
Writer: Tony Gilroy
Cast: Julia Roberts; Clive Owen; Tom Wilkinson; Paul Giamatti
Tagline: Outwit. Outspy. Outsmart. Outplay. Then get out.
Genre: Crime | Thriller
Memorable Quote: "So, what do you have to do to get $40 million?"
Release Date: March 20, 2009
DVD Release Date: August 25, 2009
Distributor: Universal Pictures

2 stars

I Love You, ManMPAA Rating: R for pervasive language, including crude and sexual references.
Runtime: 120 mins.
Director: John Hamburg
Writer: John Hamburg and Larry Levin
Cast: Paul Rudd; Rashida Jones; Jason Segal; Jane Curtain ... complete cast
Tagline: I Love You, Man
Genre: Comedy | Romance
Memorable Quote: "If you see a cool looking guy, strike up a conversation and ask him on a man-date." ... more quotes
Release Date: March 20, 2009
DVD Release Date: August 11, 2009.
Distributor: DreamWorks SKG

4 stars

WatchmenMPAA Rating: R for strong graphic violence, sexuality, nudity and language
Runtime: 163 mins.
Director: Zack Snyder
Writer: David Hayter and Alex Tse
Cast: Malin Akerman; Billy Crudup; Jackie Earle Haley ... complete cast
Tagline: This city is afraid of me. I've seen its true face.
Genre: Action | Drama | Fantasy | Sci-Fi | Thriller
Memorable Quote: "Maybe someone's picking off costumed heroes." ... more quotes
Release Date: March 6, 2009.
DVD Release Date: July 21, 2009.
Distributor: Warner Bros. Pictures

5 Stars

Echelon ConspiracyMPAA Rating: PG-13 for sequences of intense violence and action, some sexuality and brief language.
Runtime: 106 mins.
Director: Greg Marcks
Writer: Kevin Elders and Michael Nitsberg
Cast: Shane West; Edward Burns; Ving Rhames ... complete cast
Tagline: Echelon Conspiracy
Genre: Action | Mystery | Thriller
Memorable Quote: "I think I need you to change my flight" ... more quotes
Release Date: February 27, 2009 (limited)
DVD Release Date: July 21, 2009.
Distributor: After Dark Films

1 Star

CoralineMPAA Rating: PG for thematic elements, scary images, some language and suggestive humor.
Runtime: 101 mins.
Director: Henry Selick
Writer: Henry Selick (screenplay); Neil Gaiman (book)
Cast: Dakota Fanning; Teri Hatcher; Jennifer Saunders
Tagline: Be careful what you wish for.
Genre: Animation | Family | Fantasy
Memorable Quote: "Coraline Jones always dreamed of finding a better world"
Release Date: February 6, 2009
DVD/Blu-ray Release Date: July 21, 2009
Distributor: Sony Pictures Entertainment

3 Stars

Being ThereMPAA Rating: PG.
Runtime: 130 mins.
Director: Hal Ashby
Writer: Jerzy Kosinski
Cast: Peter Sellers; Shirley MacLaine; Jack Warden
Tagline: Getting there is half the fun; being there is all of it!
Genre: Drama | Comedy
Memorable Quote: "Mr. Gardner, do you agree with Ben, or do you think that we can stimulate growth through temporary incentives? "
Theatrical Release Date: December 19, 1979
Own it on DVD: February 3, 2009
Distributor: Warner Bros. Entertainment

3 Stars

TakenMPAA Rating: PG-13 for intense sequences of violence, disturbing thematic material, sexual content, some drug references and language.
Runtime: 93 mins.
Director: Pierre Morel
Writer: Luc Besson & Robert Mark Kamen
Cast: Liam Neeson; Katie Cassidy; Maggie Grace
Tagline: The time for revenge has come.
Genre: Action | Crime | Drama
Memorable Quote: "I don't know who you are. I don't know what you want. If you are looking for ransom, I can tell you I don't have money. But what I do have are a very particular set of skills; skills I have acquired over a very long career. Skills that make me a nightmare for people like you. If you let my daughter go now, that'll be the end of it. I will not look for you, I will not pursue you. But if you don't, I will look for you, I will find you, and I will kill you." ... more quotes
Release Date: January 30, 2009
DVD Release Date: May 12, 2009
Distributor: Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation

4 stars

The InternationalMPAA Rating: R for some sequences of violence and language.
Runtime: 118 mins.
Director: Tom Tykwer
Writer: Eric Singer
Cast: Clive Owen; Naomi Watts; Ulrich Thomsen; Armin Mueller-Stahl
Tagline: They control your money. They control your government. They control your life. And everybody pays.
Genre: Drama | Thriller
Memorable Quote: "Anyone who's ever been in the position to move against this bank has either ended up dead or disappeared"
Release Date: February 13, 2009
DVD Release Date: June 9, 2009
Distributor: Columbia Pictures.

2 stars

SuperfriendsMPAA Rating: This title not rated by the MPAA.
Runtime: 60 mins. (15 episodes)
Writer: Jeffrey Scott (8 episodes, 1977) Robert Kanigher (numerous episodes)
Cast: Norman Alden; Michael Bell; Danny Dark; Shannon Farnon
Tagline: The All-New Super Friends Hour
Genre: Animated | Family | Adventure
Memorable Quote: "Wonder Twin powers: ACTIVATE! "
Own it on DVD: January 27, 2009
Distributor: Warner Bros. Pictures

3 Stars

AmusementMPAA Rating: R for horror violence, terror and disturbing images.
Runtime: 85 mins.
Director: John Simpson
Writer: Jake Wade Wall
Cast: Keir O'Donnell; Katheryn Winnick; Jessica Lucas
Tagline: It's Funny... Right?
Genre: Horror | Thriller
Memorable Quote: "I realize you're in a serious state of shock... what's amusing you?"
Own it on DVD/blu-ray: January 20, 2009
Distributor: Warner Bros. Pictures

0 stars

NotoriousMPAA Rating: R for pervasive language, some strong sexuality including dialogue, nudity, and for drug content.
Runtime: 100 mins.
Director: George Tillman Jr.
Writer: Reggie Rock Bythewood and Cheo Hodari Coker
Cast: Jamal Woolard; Derek Luke; Angela Bassett
Tagline: No dream is too big .
Genre: Biography | Drama | Musical
Memorable Quote: "Are you a bad guy trying to be good, or a good guy trying to be bad? " ... more quotes
Release Date: January 19, 2009
DVD Release Date: April 21, 2009.
Distributor: Fox Searchlight Pictures

2 stars

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