2009.7.24 NOW PLAYINGSuburban Girl (15)
Romantic Comedy / 97 / English
Brett Eisenberg (Sarah Michelle Gellar) is a young woman from the suburbs currently living in New York. She works as an associate editor at a small publishing house and is hoping for a promotion.
One day during a book launching party, she meets a 50-year-old divorced man named Archie Knox (Alec Baldwin), who is the editor at a big publishing company. He’s attractive, caring and thoughtful, and he gives Brett advice on her career and other matters. They soon fall in love, but the happiness does not last as Archie’s ex-girlfriends, ex-wives and distant daughter start to intervene. Brett has to decide whether or not to continue the relationship. But the situation is extremely complicated, as not only her emotions but also her career is tied to Archie, heightening her internal conflict.
My Friends, My Loves (18)
Comedy / 99 / French
Mathias (Vincent Lindon), a lonely single guy living in Paris, receives an invitation from his best friend Antoine (Pascal Elbe) to move to London. Mathias, who is looking for a change of pace, accepts the invitation.
The housemates set up three rules: no nannies, no women and a midnight curfew.
Despite a smooth and promising start, Mathias falls in love with Audrey (Virginie Ledoyen), a customer at his bookstore. She also likes him, and they start dating.
The romance, however, does not last, as Audrey fails to grasp the relationship between Mathias and Antoine, who resemble a married couple.
Eventually, Mathias struggles to obey the house rules, and his relationship with Antoine starts to break apart.
Comic situations follow, leading the audience to wonder if the two can keep their friendship intact.
The French title of the movie is “Mes amis, mes amours.” It was released in 2008 in France.
The Baader Meinhof Complex (18)
Drama / 150 / German
It is 1970s Germany. Terrorist attacks and fear prevail, threatening to clip the already fragile root of German democracy.
Andreas Baader (Moritz Bleibtreu), Ulrike Meinhof (Martina Gedeck) and Gudrun Ensslin (Johanna Wokalek) are fighting a war against what they perceive is the new face of fascism.
Their aim is to create a more humane society, but they use inhumane means to accomplish that goal.
In the process, they end up spreading terror and bloodshed and eroding their own humanity.
The head of the German police force, Horst Herold (Bruno Ganz), understands what they are trying to accomplish, but he is also trying to stop them.
The movie, released last year, was nominated for an Oscar for “Best Foreign Language” film.
My Bloody Valentine 3-D (18)
Horror / 101 / English
Tom Hanniger (Jensen Ackles) causes a devastating accident in the small town of Harmony. A mine collapses and six miners are buried alive. The rescue team is able to save just one miner, Harry, but he is in a coma. Authorities and investigators conclude that Harry murdered the other miners in order to save oxygen for himself. On Valentine’s Day, Harry comes out of his coma in a local hospital and ends up killing 22 people.
Fast-forward a decade, and a sheriff, Axel Palmer (Kerr Smith), is being interviewed on TV to mark the 10-year anniversary of what became known as the “Valentine’s Day Massacre.” He examines the dead bodies and discovers that one of them is missing an organ: its heart. Axel later receives a Valentine’s gift from a secret admirer. Upon opening the package he discovers that it contains, you guessed it, an actual heart. Another serial killer is on the loose.
Drama / 129 / Korean
Kang Yeon-hee (Ha Ji-won) lost her father in 2004 when a massive tsunami battered Indonesia. Man-sik (Sol Kyung-gu) was traveling with Kang’s father on a fishing boat when the accident happened, but only Man-sik survived.
Because of the accident, Man-sik has difficulty expressing his feelings for Yeon-hee, and he hides his love for her. Eventually, though, he makes plans to confess his feelings to her.
Meanwhile, a geologist, Kim Hui (Park Joong-hoon), discovers that the weather patterns in Haeundae look increasingly similar to the climate in Indonesia just before the tsunami hit. He tries to convince authorities to warn the public of the approaching danger, but no one listens to him.
Vacationers frolic on the beach, unaware that a massive storm is approaching at the speed of 800 kilometers per hour (500 miles per hour). By the time they discover what’s happening, they have just 10 minutes left before the storm hits.
Will anyone survive?