A crooked land deal engineered by a Russian gangster triggers a free-for-all in London as everyone wants a cut. With Gerard Butler, Thandie Newton, Chris "Ludacris" Bridges, Jeremy Piven, Idris Elba, Tom Wilkinson. Written and directed by Guy Ritchie. Warner Bros.
Ashes of Time Redux
Rejected by the woman he loves, a man lives a solitary life in the desert, hiring skilled swordsmen to execute contract killings. With Leslie Cheung, Brigitte Lin, Tony Leung Chiu Wai. Directed and Written by Wong Kar Wai. Cantonese with English subtitles. Sony Pictures Classics
For The Record
Los Angeles Times Sunday, September 07, 2008 Home Edition Main News Part A Page 2 National Desk 1 inches; 30 words Type of Material: Correction
"Battle in Seattle": In today's Fall Sneaks issue of Sunday Calendar, a listing for the film "Battle in Seattle" said ThinkFilm was the distributor. The distributor is Redwood Palms Pictures.
For The Record
Los Angeles Times Sunday, September 14, 2008 Home Edition Sunday Calendar Part E Page 2 Calendar Desk 1 inches; 46 words Type of Material: Correction
Fall Sneaks: Last Sunday's fall movies preview list said ThinkFilm was the distributor for "Battle in Seattle." The distributor is Redwood Palms Pictures. Also, a listing for "He's Just Not That Into You" said the film would open Oct. 24. The release date is Feb. 6.
The life story of influential evangelist Billy Graham, rising from his dairy-farming roots in rural Tennessee to presidential counselor. With Armie Hammer, Martin Landau, Lindsay Wagner. Directed by Robby Benson. Written by William Paul McKay and Jana Lyn Rutledge. Solex Productions / Rocky Mountain Pictures
Body of Lies
A CIA operative is assigned a mission to infiltrate the network of a suspected terrorist leader in Jordan. With Leonardo DiCaprio, Russell Crowe. Directed by Ridley Scott. Screenplay by William Monahan. Warner Bros.
Breakfast with Scot
An ex-hockey player turned TV sportscaster and his boyfriend become guardians of a flamboyant, recently orphaned 11-year-old boy. With Tom Cavanagh, Ben Shenkman, Noah Bernett. Directed by Laurie Lynd. Written by Sean Reycraft. Regent Releasing/here! Films
Call + Response
This rockumentary pairs celebrities with top indie musicians to inform viewers through performances, undercover footage and feature interviews about child slavery and human trafficking in the U.S. and abroad. Directed by Justin Dillon. Fair Trade Pictures
City of Ember
As the great lamps of the illuminated municipality begin to flicker and its once powerful generator starts to fade, two teenagers look for the truth behind the burg's mysterious origins. With Bill Murray, Tim Robbins, Saoirse Ronan. Directed by Gil Kenan. Screenplay by Caroline Thompson. Walden Media and Playtone /Fox Walden
Running back Ernie Davis rises from the coal country of Pennsylvania to become the first African American to win college football's prestigious Heisman Trophy. With (from left, above) Rob Brown, Omar Benson Miller, Dennis Quaid; also Clancy Brown, Charles S. Dutton. Directed by Gary Fleder. Written by Charles Leavitt. Universal Pictures
Fraude: Mexico 2006
Documentary looks at the controversial events surrounding the presidential election between the victorious Felipe Calderon and former Mexico City Mayor Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador in 2006. Directed by Luis Mandoki. Maya Releasing
A romantic comedy about a video store clerk and a female customer who rents erotic DVDs from him. With Marianna Palka, Jason Ritter. Written and directed by Palka. Present Pictures and Morning Knight
A free-spirited teacher tries to maintain her positive outlook in the face of troubles and downbeat characters. With Sally Hawkins, Eddie Marsan, Alexis Zegerman. Written and directed by Mike Leigh. Miramax Films
A disillusioned medical student is stranded for a summer in a remote community of counterculture pot farmers. With Fairuza Balk, Peter Bogdanovich, Francis Conroy, Brad Dourif. Written and directed by Darren Grodsky and Danny Jacobs. Magnolia Pictures
An archaeologist finds love and intrigue as he travels to the Greek Island of Patmos in search of the cup of St. John the Divine. With Matthew Modine, Richard Griffiths. Directed by Udayan Prasad. Written by Raman Singh and Christina Concetta. The Bigger Picture
A young therapist assigned to counsel five survivors of a plane crash discovers their accounts don't match with the airline's version and they begin to disappear one at a time. With Anne Hathaway, Patrick Wilson, David Morse, Andre Braugher, Clea DuVall, Dianne Wiest. Directed by Rodrigo Garcia. Written by Ronnie Christensen. Sony Pictures/Columbia Pictures
After riding along on a fire department 911 call, a television reporter and her cameraman are trapped in a Centers for Disease Control lockdown when a virus strikes residents of an L.A. apartment building. With Jennifer Carpenter, Jay Hernandez, Columbus Short, Greg Germann. Directed by John Erick Dowdle. Screenplay by John Erick Dowdle & Drew Dowdle. Sony Pictures
A single mother and her embattled son struggle to subsist in a small Mississippi Delta township. Starring Michael J. Smith Sr., JimMyron Ross, Tara Riggs, Johnny McPhail. Written and directed by Lance Hammer. Alluvial
A brilliant 15-year-old's mundane life becomes entangled in the deranged world of politics when he is offered the job of youth campaign spokesman for a local congressman. With Alex Linz, Steven Weber, Escher Holloway. Written and directed by Luke Eberl. Strand Releasing
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