2010.2.26 NOW PLAYINGChloe (18)
Thriller, Drama / 96 / English
Dr. Catherine Stewart (Julianne Moore) and Prof. David Stewart (Liam Neeson) appear to be a happily married couple. They have a talented 17-year-old son, Michael (Max Thieriot) and they both have stable careers. One day, that perfection is called into question, though, when David misses the surprise birthday party that his wife had planned. Catherine suspects David is cheating on her and hires a young escort named Chloe (Amanda Seyfried) to seduce her husband and test him. As Chloe’s encounters with David increase, Catherine finds herself in a dangerous situation.
Couples Retreat (15)
Comedy / 112 / English
Couples Dave (Vince Vaughn) and Ronnie (Malin Akerman), Jason (Jason Bateman) and Cynthia (Kristen Bell), and Joey (Jon Favreau) and Lucy (Kristin Davis) are all close friends. After one couple they know (Faizon Love and Tasha Smith) divorces and another seem to be on the rocks, the gang decides to go on a tropical island couple’s retreat.
With the help of an island psychologist, a relaxing and therapeutic getaway ends up becoming a giant therapy session. Soon each couple’s hidden problems begin to surface.
Drama / 95 / Korean
Eighteen-year-old Tae-hoon (Seo Joon-young) and Mi-jung (Lee Min-ji) have been dating for 100 days. They decide to take a trip to the beach to celebrate their anniversary during winter break. When they return home, Mi-jung’s parents decide that the couple should not see each other until they enter college.
While Tae-hoon struggles to keep their love intact, Mi-jung must choose love or obey her parent’s wishes.
Director Jang Kun-jae took home the Dragon and Tigers Award for his debut feature at the Vancouver International Film Festival and was praised for the film’s impressive cinematography.
The Fourth Kind (15)
Horror, Mystery, Thriller / 97 / English
Since the 1960s, large numbers of people have gone missing from an area in Alaska. Dr. Abbey Tyler (Milla Jovovich) starts videotaping sessions with patients who went missing in hopes of discovering the source of the abductions. Despite numerous FBI investigations, the truth has never been discovered. But Tyler begins to uncover some of the most disturbing evidence of alien abductions ever documented from multiple witnesses. All of their accounts share disturbingly similar details about visits by alien-like beings, and the chance that extraterrestrials are actually involved becomes more realistic by the day.
The Lovely Bones (15)
Crime, Drama, Thriller / 135 / English
Based on the best-selling novel by Alice Sebold, “The Lovely Bones” is about a 14-year-old girl, Susie Salmon (Saoirse Ronan) from a small town in Pennsylvania during the 1970s, who has been murdered and watches her family and her killer from above. She narrates her story from heaven and shows how her departure from the world has affected the lives of those around her. She must decide whether her wish for vengeance is more important than her desire for her family to move on.
Drama / 128 / English
Using dramatized flashbacks and archival footage, “Milk” tells the real-life story of the first openly gay man to be elected to public office in California. Harvey Milk, played by Sean Penn, moves to San Francisco during the 1970s and devotes all of his time to being a gay rights activist in the city. Milk decides he can become more effective as a politician, and runs for a state assembly seat. Against all odds, Milk wins a San Francisco supervisor seat in 1977, but battles many social stigmas and struggles to get his voice heard in the government.
Romance / 100 / English
Louise Harrington (Laura Linney) is an admissions officer at Columbia University’s School of Fine Arts. She is beautiful, intelligent and successful, but as a 30-something divorcee, she feels unfulfilled in life. Then one day, a graduate school application lands on her desk and she schedules an interview with a young painter, F. Scott Feinstadt (Topher Grace), who looks a lot like Harrington’s high school boyfriend. He was her one true love and coincidentally an artist, but had died in a car accident 20 years ago. Harrington and Feinstadt are instantly attracted to one another, but things get complicated when Harrington realizes that she might be just chasing after her lost love and he might just be using her to get into the prestigious Ivy League school.
*These synopses were culled from www.imdb.com and http://movie.naver.com.