Movies Coming Out This Weekend August 14 2009
Wondering what movies are coming out to theaters this Friday, August 14, 2009? Here is a list with our recommendations (which you can take or leave, it’s up to you).
DEFINITELY WATCH AT THE MOVIES
This definitely the movie to see this weekend, and I personally can’t wait.
District 9 Synopsis: DISTRICT 9 depicts a fictional world where extraterrestrials have become refugees in South Africa.
This is Hayao Miyazaki’s (Sprited Away, Howl’s Moving Castle) new film, and if you’re a fan of his, then you don’t want to miss it.
Ponyo Synopsis: From the Academy Award®-winning director and world-renowned Japanese animation legend Hayao Miyazaki comes PONYO, a story inspired by Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tale “The Little Mermaid.” Already a box-office success in Japan, the story of a young and overeager goldfish named Ponyo (voiced by NOAH CYRUS) and her quest to become human.
The Time Traveler’s Wife
This is going to be the date movie for the weekend. How can you resist Eric Bana and Rachel McAdams as soulmates?!
The Time Traveler’s Wife Synopsis: Based on the best-selling book about a love that transcends time. Clare has been in love with Henry her entire life. She believes they are destined to be together, even though she never knows when they will be separated: Henry is a time traveler–cursed with a rare genetic anomaly that causes him to live his life on a shifting timeline, skipping back and forth through his lifespan with no control. Despite the fact that Henry’s travels force them apart with no warning, Clare desperately tries to build a life with her one true love.
The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard (Limited)
This looks funny, but there are just so many movies to see during the weekend, that I’ll wait for The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard to come out on DVD for me to watch it.
I don’t think Spread is something that you need to see in theaters. I personally am going to wait for the DVD release (unless someone recommends I see it in theaters of course).
Spread Synopsis: SPREAD is a fresh, funny, and racy look at the trials and tribulations of sleeping your way to a life of privilege in Los Angeles. Comic and karmic, the film is an “immorality tale” about a gorgeous guy who gives women what they want in order to live exactly as he likes.
In SPREAD, Nikki (Ashton Kutcher) isn’t a gigolo. He’s a sexual grifter, a fun-loving, freeloading hipster who understands his greatest assets are his looks and sexual prowess, which he uses to charm his way into the hearts of the city’s richest women and enjoy their lifestyle. Nikki gets a free place to live, fantastic gifts, A-list access, and plenty of sex. The women get to feel young, beautiful… and utterly fulfilled in the bedroom. It’s a mutually beneficial set-up.
Nikki’s latest conquest is Samantha (Anne Heche), a stunning middle-aged lawyer who gives him more than he’s ever had before. But then he meets a gorgeous waitress his own age named Heather (Margarita Levieva). She comes to visit Nikki at Samantha’s house while Samantha is out of town, sees what an incredible place it is… and comes to the mistaken conclusion it’s his. Unbeknownst to Nikki, Heather lives by playing the same game.
When Samantha comes home, she discovers Nikki’s infidelity and he’s put out on the street. With nowhere else to turn, Nikki pulls out all the stops to win Heather over and they begin to form their own kind of bond. Sexually charged by a game of one-upsmanship, each shows the other their best grifts, and they unexpectedly begin falling in love – the one thing they can’t do in the life they lead. Soon, the truth of their unfolding relationship forces a choice between love and money, and Nikki has to decide whether he can live on his own once and for all in the hopes of finding something real.
HELL WILL FREEZE FIRST
I know I have tween tendencies a lot of the time, but I’m gonna put my foot down on this one… although an appearance by Scott Porter (Friday Night Lights) might be worth a peek on TV or something… I’m just saying.
Bandslam Synopsis: Bandslam centers on a high school outcast and a popular girl who form an unlikely bond through their shared love of music. Assembling a like-minded crew of misfits, the friends form a rock group and perform in the battle of the bands competition at their school.
I heard really great things about this movie, but the whole horror thing just prevents me from ever seeing Grace. But if you’re a horror addict, then you definitely want to check it out.
Grace Synopsis: After losing her unborn child, Madeline Matheson insists on carrying the baby to term. Following the delivery, the child miraculously returns to life, but when the baby develops a desperate appetite for human blood, Madeline is faced with a mother’s ultimate decision.