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2009. 3. 27. NOW PLAYING

The Reader (18)

Drama, Romance / 124 / English

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Burn After Reading (18)

Comedy, Crime / 96 / English

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Confessions of a Shopaholic (12)

Comedy, Drama, Romance / 105 / English

Based on the international best sellers by Sophie Kinsella, this movie is the spiritual successor to “The Devil Wears Prada.” Rebecca Bloomwood (Isla Fisher) is a New York fashionista who can’t stop shopping until her debts soar into the thousands and she is cut off by her credit card company. In a fortuitous twist of fate, she gets a job at a financial magazine despite not knowing much about finance. There, she manages to attract the attention of her boss, Luke Brandon (Hugh Dancy), and finds her flair for fashion is the key to her success.

Summer Hours (12)

Drama / 100 / French

Helene, a seasoned art collector, worries about what she’ll leave behind when she dies. After her passing, her three children are left to wrangle over the fate of her collection. Frederic (Charles Berling), a professor, can’t bear the thought of seeing his mother’s house or art works sold, but his siblings, Adrienne (Juliette Binoche), a designer, and Jeremie (Jeremie Renier) a businessman, have other plans.

Chaos (15)

Thriller, Action, Crime / 105 / English

The bank is bombed but nothing’s gone from the crime scene. The veteran detective Quentin Conners (Jason Statham), recently recovered from disgrace, is teamed up with a rookie, Shane Dekker (Ryan Philippe), to uncover the criminals including Lorenz (Wesley Snipes). During the course of their investigation, they find that the robbery was accomplished through the use of a high-tech computer system and discover that 1 billion dollars is missing from the bank. Quentin and his crew have to do everything they can to catch these top-notch criminals.

Echelon Conspiracy (15)

Thriller, Action, Mystery / 105 / English

Max Peterson (Shane West), a young engineer, receives a high-tech mobile via DHL. The phone flashes an anonymous message that tells him to delay his flight to the U.S., which later explodes. Peterson follows subsequent messages but soon finds himself wrapped up in a large-scale National Security Administration conspiracy.

Slumdog Millionaire (15)

Drama/ 120 / English

For the past few months, “Slumdog Millionaire” has been the movie to watch. It won eight of the 10 Oscars it was nominated for, along with four Golden Globes and seven BAFTA Awards. The film depicts the coming of age of Jamal Malik (Dev Patel), a product of Mumbai’s shantytowns. Our protagonist works his way up from his impoverished roots to becoming a middle-class chai-wallah, an office tea server, only to find himself a contestant on India’s “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?”. As he proceeds to exceed everyone’s expectations, suspicions about his methods grow. The police get involved and arrest Jamal for fraud, but the interrogation reveals nothing and Jamal is forced to tell the story of his life to explain how he knew so many of the answers.

Gran Torino (12)

Drama / 116 / English

Walt Kowalski (Clint Eastwood) has never shed his prejudices or his guilt from fighting in the Korean War. When his young Hmong neighbor, Thao (Bee Vang), tries to steal Walt’s prized possession, his Gran Torino, Walt is forced to confront his bigotry. Later, he bonds with Thao’s family, coming to serve as their protector. But this isn’t a saccharine drama about the “greatest generation.” This is a film about classic American manliness and about the usefulness of personal strength and integrity in any age.

The Accidental Husband (15)

Romance, Comedy, Drama / 90 / English

Emma Lloyd (Uma Thurman) is a sensible and popular relationship consultant. 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 had 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.

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