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The Wrestler (18)

Action, Drama / 109 / English

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Frost/Nixon (12)

Drama / 122 min. / English

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The Accidental Husband (15)

Romance, Comedy, Drama / 90 / English

Emma Lloyd (Uma Thurman) is a sensible and popular relationship consultant. Even better, her fiance, Richard (Colin Firth) is the nicest looking and most romantic man in New York.

But Richard is in for a rude awakening when he discovers that the other half of New York’s most admired couple is actually married to another man.

In fact, it’s a surprise to Emma as well - and right before her lovely wedding she has to hunt down the man she accidentally married and somehow get a divorce.

Patrick (Jeffrey Dean Morgan), Emma’s “husband,” is, it turns out, a hunky fireman. Despite herself, Emma is attracted to this man. Now she has to make a life-changing decision between passion and security.

Shortbus (18)

Drama / 101 / English

Sofia (Sook-Yin Lee) is a renowned New York City sex consultant, but she’s never had an orgasm with her own husband. James (Paul Dawson) and Jamie (PJ DeBoy), a gay couple, want something outside the box but never seem to be satisfied.

So they all go to the Shortbus, an underground sex club in New York. The secretive club helps resolve all the inner conflicts in their love lives, such as how to balance the physical and psychological aspects of love.

This movie was screened at the 2006 Cannes Film Festival and received rave reviews from Milan patrons.

Dragonball Evolution (All)

Sci-Fi, Adventure / 85 / English

This Hollywood adaptation is based on the famous manga “Dragon Ball,” by Akira Toriyama, which is itself based on the beloved Chinese classic, “Journey to the West.”

Goku (Justin Chatwin), following his grandfather’s final wish, seeks out Master Roshi (Yun-Fat Chow) to help him gather all seven Dragon Balls. He must use the seven Dragon Balls to summon the dragon and prevent Piccolo (James Marsters), the sinister villain from another planet, from taking over the world.

Friday the 13th (18)

Horror / 97 / English

Twenty years ago, a mother thought she lost her son in Crystal Lake because of a lifeguard’s indifference. She goes after the survivors in the original killings but is herself killed, and someone witnesses the crime: Jason, her son.

After that horrifying incident, the lake area was closed for good, with some swearing it was haunted by spirits.

Legend becomes reality when Trent (Travis Van Winkle) and his friends come to a lake house there for vacation.

They meet Clay (Jared Padelcki), who lost his sister six weeks earlier. Together, the young people attempt to unravel the story of Jason (Derek Mears) even as they are killed one by one.

Open Season 2 (All)

Family, Animation / 77 / English

In this sequel to the animated film from 2006, Boog (Mike Epps) and Elliot (Joel McHale) have put their lives as pets behind them and are enjoying their freedom.

On the day of Elliot and his girlfriend Giselle’s (Jane Krakowski) wedding, Weenie (Cody Cameron), who misses being a pet, or rather misses the free food, runs back to his owner’s home. The other animals plan to spring him at the start of spring vacation.

However, Fifi (Crispin Glover), the leader of the pets, does everything she can to stop their grand plan. Winnie’s escape seems hopeless, but Boog and Elliot come up with a brilliant idea.

Watchmen (18)

Mystery, Action, Sci-Fi / 161 / English

Set at the height of the Cold War, “Watchmen” follows an ensemble cast of masked heroes whose time has passed. Outlawed and marginalized, most have hung up their capes and gotten on with their lives.

One who hasn’t is the uncompromising vigilante paranoiac calling himself Rorschach. When the masked-hero-turned-sadistic-rapist, the Comedian is murdered, Rorschach chases a conspiracy that brings his old friend the Nite Owl (Patrick Wilson) out of retirement.

Meanwhile, the Soviet Union is pushed to the edge of nuclear attack by the existence of Dr. Manhattan (Billy Crudup), a man who through an accident has been untethered from space and time, able to manipulate matter as he sees fit. Now the superman is working with Ozymandias, another ex-hero who has become a business magnate, to save the world from destruction.

In Bruges (18)

Crime, Drama, Comedy / 102 min. / English

On Ray’s (Colin Ferrell) very first job as a gangster, in the process of felling his target, he accidentally guns down an innocent little boy. So crime boss Harry (Ralph Fiennes) sends Ray and Ken (Brendan Gleeson) to Bruges to hide out. Ray, wracked with guilt, is dragged through the sights of Bruges by Ken.

The result is an interesting play of gritty elements against picturesque surroundings, with a heavy dose of humor thrown in along the way.

More information is available on the Internet Web sites listed below

  • Art Reon
  • Broadway Cinema
  • Cine City
  • Cinecube
  • Cinus
  • City Cinema
  • CJ CGV
  • Daehan Cinema
  • DongSoong Art Center
  • Hanil Cinema
  • Kino Cinema
  • Lotte Cinema
  • Lumiere Cinema
  • Megabox
  • Myungbo Cinema
  • Primus Cinema
  • Seoul Cinema
  • Sponge House
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