2008. 6.20 NOW PLAYINGGet Smart (PG-13
Comedy Action / 110 min. / English
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Action, Drama/ 105min/ English
After a deadly plague spreads through the entire country in Scotland, a wall is built to prevent anyone going in or out. Thirty years later, the British government believes everyone beyond the wall is dead. But when they find signs of life and learn about a possible cure, a team of specially trained agents led by Eden Sinclair (Rhona Mitra) become the first outsiders to venture in since the epidemic broke out. They discover plenty of survivors who have evolved into a fierce, warlike tribe, living in a lawless society where cannibalism and murder are common.
Sex and the City (R)
Romantic Comedy / 148 min. / English
Sex columnist Carrie Bradshaw (Sarah Jessica Parker) has survived 10 years of tumultuous romance with “Mr. Big,” a.k.a. John James Preston (Christopher Noth), and now they’re finally getting married. In this full-length film version of the hit HBO television series, Carrie prepares for her wedding with her loyal gaggle of gal pals, Samantha (Kim Cattrall), Miranda (Cynthia Nixon) and Charlotte (Kirstin Davis), and a lot of designer clothing. But when Carrie’s wedding plans unexpectedly go awry, her friends must help her pick up the pieces.
Drama / 122 min. / English
Micky Rosa (Kevin Spacey) is a crafty MIT professor, who trains brainiac students to count cards and then flies them to Vegas to raid the blackjack tables. At first they are on a roll, but then catch the unwanted attention of the chief of security, Cole Williams (Laurence Fishburne) who wants to prove himself before he is replaced by a face recognition software. Math genius Ben Campbell (Jim Sturgess) originally joins the group to raise the $300,000 he needs for tuition, but he begins to enjoy his extravagant life with the gambling money. But when Ben finds out that Professor Rosa has not been dealing entirely straight, Ben’s plans start to head downhill. A battle of wits is on and no second chances are given.
The Happening (R)
Drama, Thriller, Sci-Fi/ 90 min. / English
When a mysterious pandemic strikes New York City, Elliot Moore (Mark Wahlberg), a high school science teacher, escapes with his estranged wife, Alma (Zooey Deschanel), young daughter (Ashlyn Sanchez) and best friend (John Leguizamo).
As the disease spreads, an increasing number of its victims become disoriented, lose their ability to speak, and violently commit suicide. But once Moore and his family make it out of the city, they realize they’ve been cut off from the rest of the world. M. Night Shyamalan (“The Sixth Sense” and “Signs”) directs this thriller.
Flash Point, Fuse (R)
Action / 87 min. / Mandarin, Cantonese, English
When a nefarious band of Vietnamese brothers wreak havoc on late-1990s Hong Kong, tough cop detective sergeant Jun Ma (Donnie Yen) is determined to clean up his city’s streets. The brothers, Tony (Collin Chou), Archer (Ray Lui) and Tiger (Yu Xing), lead a criminal organization, and Jun decides to attack them using an undercover agent, Wilson (Louis Koo).
As Wilson spies on the band of brothers to gather evidence, he becomes the last living witness to the brothers’ deeds. Once Wilson’s cover is blown, Jun must do whatever it takes, working tirelessly to keep his agent safe, even if it means breaking police protocol.
Action, Thriller/ 110 min. / English
The movie is a tale of how one apathetic nobody transforms into an unparalleled enforcer of justice. Wesley Gibson (James McAvoy), or Wes, was the most disaffected drone on this planet. His boss and his girlfriend ignore him and everyone believes this disengaged slacker would amount to nothing. But Wes’s clock-punching days end when he meets a woman named Fox (Angelina Jolie). The deadly sexy Fox recruits Wes into the Fraternity, a secret society that trains Wes to unlock his dormant powers. As she teaches him how to develop lightning-quick reflexes and phenomenal agility, Wes discovers that the team lives by an ancient, unbreakable code: carry out the death orders given by fate itself. While Wes starts to enjoy all the strength he now has, he begins to learn what no one can ever teach him: he alone controls his destiny.
The Incredible Hulk (15
Action, Fantasy, Sci-Fi / 113 min. / English
We all get angry but none of us, presumably, transform into giant green monsters when we get irritated. It might be fun occasionally, especially during staff meetings, but the downside is you’d go through a lot of ripped shirts. Running up a huge clothes bill is the least of the problems facing scientist Bruce Banner (Edward Norton). He’s running around trying to find a cure for his monster habit while at the same time fending off the less than friendly advances of The Abomination (Tim Roth), a very upset super being capable of more than matching the Hulk in raw power and chest thumping prowess. Will Banner escape his fate as the Hulk?
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