In the near future, the draft has been reinstated and three young men find themselves called into service. Given a month before they have to report for duty, George (Chris Klein), a lawyer, Dixon (Jon Bernthal), a cab driver, and Feller (Elijah Wood) a writer explore their own crises of conscience in having to leave their safe lives behind and go fight for a cause some of them may not be entirely sure they believe in.
Maps (Daniel Radcliffe) is a lonely orphan boy who may be too old to be adopted. He gets a break from his dreary life in a Catholic convent in the remote Australian outback when he's sent on vacation at the shore with three of his best friends. While Maps falls in love with a pretty girl (Teresa Palmer), the other boys vie to look the most adoptable by a nice childless couple. Based on the novel by Michael Noonan.
Seth and Even (Jonah Hill, Michael Cera) are two high school best friends who are about to graduate and move on to two different colleges. For one final school blowout party, the pair of nerds try to buy alcohol to get some girls drunk who will then hopefully sleep with them.
|Charlie Wilson's War
Based on a true story (and a book by George Crile), Charlie Wilson (Tom Hanks) was a very real congressman from Texas who engineered the arming of the mujahideen in Afghanistan who were waging a long war with the Soviets during the 1980s. Assisting Wilson was a CIA operative (Philip Seymour Hoffman) who operated outside the agency, and while they believed they were doing the right thing, they ended up arming the men who would one day house Osama bin Laden.
Patrick (Rockmond Dunbar) is a successful magazine writer living the high life in the big city. One day, he gets a knock on the door from a young boy named Gabriel (Aaron Grady Shaw) who claims to be Patrick's son. So, the new father travels with the kid to his mother's (Loretta Devine) house in the small town where he grew up to figure out who Gabriel's mom might be and to figure out what to do with this new, unexpected complication in his life.
In a scant 50 years, the sun will start dying, and when it goes, mankind will go with it. Eight astronauts are sent into space for a last-ditch effort to save the dimming star, but as they get closer to the giant flaming ball, either their ship starts to fail or their minds begin playing tricks on them. Either way, it's not a pretty situation …
In this adaptation of the classic musical, Sweeney Todd (Johnny Depp) is a barber who is sent to prison for a crime he didn't commit. After his release years later, Sweeney opens up a new shop and plots revenge against the judge (Alan Rickman) who sent him behind bars. But, before he does, he practices his knife skills on unsuspecting customers who have their necks cut along with their hair. The bodies of his victims then fall into the possession of Sweeney's girlfriend, Mrs. Lovett (Helena Bonham Carter), who carves them into delicious meat pies that become the talk of the town.
|Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End
Captain Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) boldly goes where no pirate has gone before. Along with Will Turner (Orlando Bloom) and Elizabeth Swann (Keira Knightley), the unconventional seafarer sails into uncharted waters and meets a new rival, Captain Sao Feng (Chow Yun-Fat), on the high seas.
A street musician (Glen Hansard) and a Czech immigrant (Markéta Irglová) spend a romantic week together in Dublin recording songs together that reveal their innermost desires.
This documentary recounts the tragic story of Donald Crowhurst, the owner of a marine-electronics business, who, in 1968, attempted to go on the first solo, nonstop, round-the-world boat race. While taking on such a momentous task earns Crowhurst a small measure of fame, the actual race turns into a terrible disaster.