Meet the Spartans
The warriors of “300” might have been able to hold their own — at least for awhile — against an army of thousands, but can they defend themselves against this satire? From the minds behind “Epic Movie,” Meet the Spartans tackles everything from the action movie to “You Got Served” to Britney Spears.
John Rambo (Sylvester Stallone) has retreated to northern Thailand, living a solitary and peaceful life in the mountains and jungles. A group of human rights missionaries search him out and ask him to guide them into Burma to deliver medical supplies. When the aid workers are captured by the Burmese army, Rambo decides to venture alone into the war zone to rescue them.
Within the FBI, there exists a division dedicated to investigating and prosecuting criminals on the Internet. Welcome to the front lines on the war of cybercrime, where Special Agent Jennifer Marsh (Diane Lane) has seen it all — until now. A tech-savvy Internet predator is displaying his graphic murders on his own Web site — and the fate of each of his tormented captives is left in the hands of the public: the more hits his site gets, the faster his victims die. When this game of cat and mouse becomes personal, Marsh and her team must race against the clock to track down this technical mastermind who is virtually untraceable.
How She Move
A gifted student, Raya Green (Rutina Wesley), is forced to leave her prestigious private school and return to her old neighborhood when her parents can no longer afford her tuition, following the tragic death of her sister. Determined to return to her private school, Seaton, Raya endures life at a local high school, suffering the bitterness of her old friend Michelle (Tracy Armstrong) and her crew and soon finds herself drawn back into a world she knows well — the world of Step dancing. When Raya realizes she could win some serious prize money (and her ticket to Seaton) at a fierce Step compeition, she convinces the charismatic Bishop (Dwain Murphy) to let her join his crew, the Jane Street Junta. As she gets caught up in her desire to win and escape, Raya struggles with the loss of her sister, her parents pressure on her to succeed and most of all with herself.
Five young New Yorkers throw their friends a going-away party the night that a monster the size of a skyscraper descends upon the city. Told from the point of view of their video camera, the film is a document of their attempt to survive the most surreal, horrifying event of their lives.
A comedy about three ordinary women who form an unlikely friendship and decide to do something extraordinary — rob one of the most secure banks of the world. Bridget Cardigan (Diane Keaton) is shocked to learn that she is on the verge of losing her home and comfortable upper middle class lifestyle when her husband Don (Ted Danson) is downsized from his job.
Armed only with a decades old English degree and years as a dedicated mother and corporate wife, Bridget is forced into the unfamiliar labor market with no job skills. Finally, she accepts the only position she can find — janitor at the Federal Reserve Bank. The one-time suburban mom soon discovers she has more in common with her new co-workers than she thought.
Bridget forges an unexpected bond with Nina (Queen Latifah), a hard-working single mom with two kids to raise, and Jackie (Katie Holmes), an exuberant free spirit with nothing to lose. Caught up in a system that underestimates their talents and keeps their dreams just out of reach, Bridget, Nina and Jackie set out to even the score.
After a lifetime of playing by the rules, the three devise a plan to smuggle soon-to-be destroyed currency out of the supposedly airtight Reserve. As the unlikely crime syndicate amasses piles of cash, it looks like they have pulled off the perfect crime — until a minor misstep alerts the authorities. With more money than they know what to do with, the women are pushed to the limits of their ingenuity to stay one step ahead of the law.
Jane (Katherine Heigl) is an idealistic, romantic and completely selfless — a perennial bridesmaid whose own happy ending is nowhere in sight. But when younger sister Tess (Malin Akerman) captures the heart of Jane’s boss — with whom she is secretly in love — Jane begins to reexamine her “always a bridesmaid, never a bride” lifestyle.
Durell (Ice Cube) and LeeJohn (Tracy Morgan) are best friends and bumbling petty criminals. When Durell learns that his ex-girlfriend plans to move to another state with their son — unless they can get her $17,000 to play off a debt — they come up with a desperate scheme to rob their neighborhood church. But when the duo fumbles their way through the break-in, they discover someone has beaten them to the punch. In order to get their hands on the money, Durell and LeeJohn are forced to spend the night in the presence of the Lord and his followers — and end up getting a lot more than they bargained for.
Juno (Ellen Page) is a whip-smart teen confronting an unplanned pregnancy by her classmate Bleeker (Michael Cera). With the help of her hot best friend Leah (Olivia Thirlby), Juno finds her unborn child a “perfect” set of parents: an affluent, suburban couple, Mark (Jason Bateman) and Vanessa (Jennifer Garner), longing to adopt. Luckily, Juno has the total support of her parents as she faces some tough decisions, flirts with adulthood and ultimately figures out where she belongs.
In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale
An unspeakably evil army rages across what was an idyllic, peaceful world, destroying everything in its path, looking to conquer mighty Castle Ebb and vanquish the king himself. Amidst this backdrop of war in the Kingdom of Ehb, between the evil Gallian (Ray Liotta) and the ruling King Konreid (Burt Reynolds), a once simple family man named Farmer (Jason Statham) sets out to find his kidnapped wife, Solana (Claire Forlani), and avenge the death of his son, who was killed by animal warriors called Krugs.
A long time ago, Carter Chambers’ (Morgan Freeman) philosophy professor suggested that his students compose a “bucket list,” a collection of the things they wanted to do, see and experience in life before they kicked the bucket. But while Carter was trying to define his private dreams and plans, reality intruded.
Marriage, children, myriad responsibilities and ultimately, a 46-year job as an auto-mechanic turned his concept of a bucket list into little more than a bittersweet memory of lost opportunities and a mental exercise he occasionally thought about to pass the time.
Meanwhile, corporate billionaire Edward Cole (Jack Nicholson) never saw a list without a bottom line. He was always too busy making money and building an empire to think about that his deeper needs might be beyond the next big acquisition or cup of gourmet coffee.
Then life delivered an urgent an unexpected wake-up call to both of them. Carter and Edward found themselves sharing a hospital room with plenty of time to think about what might happen next — and about how much of that was in their hands. For all their apparent differences, they discovered they had two very important things in common — an unrealized need to come to terms with who they were and the choices they made, and a pressing desire to spend the time they had left doing everything they ever wanted to do.
So, against doctor’s orders and all good sense, these two virtual strangers check themselves out of the hospital and hit the road together for the adventure of a lifetime — from the Taj Mahal to the Serengeti, the finest restaurants to the seediest tattoo parlors, the cockpit of vintage race cars to the open door of a prop-plane — with just a sheet of paper and their passion for life to guide them. Adding and crossing items off their list while taking in the grandeur and beauty of the world, they grapple with the difficult questions and even more difficult answers that plague all of us. And, without even realizing it, become true friends.