Ryan Thomason

In Theaters This Week: October 28th, 2011

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All the movies coming out this weekend! Even those that may not be in a “Theater Near You” Especially the looks like Tron movie from India.

All’s Faire in Love

Director: Scott Marshall
Actors: Christina Ricci, Owen Benjamin, Ann-Margret

Plot: Set in the world of a Renaissance Faire, All’s Faire in Love is a light-hearted romp, a romantic camp comedy, falling somewhere between Shakespeare In Love and Meatballs. After years of performing together, a rag-tag theatre troupe is about to lose its prime gig at Ye Olde Times Renaissance Faire when the Faire’s owner threatens to hand over their stage to a rival troupe of conceited, classically trained Shakespearean actors. The gonzo group must revive their act and find help from an unexpected source – their two new backstage hands, a young actor and actress who must overcome all manner of subterfuge and opposition to prove their worth, win the day, and – perhaps – fall in love.

And They’re Off

Director: Rob Schiller
Actors: Sean Astin, Kevin Nealon, Greg Cipes

Plot: A failed horse trainer will do just about anything to make sure he makes it into the winner’s circle.
Editors Note: But can he save Frodo? CAN HE?
I doubt it…
I hate this movie already because it’s forcing me to write filler to get the next image to alight right.


Director: Roland Emmerich
Actors: Xavier Samuel, Rhys Ifans, Jamie Campbell Bower

Plot: Set in the political snake-pit of Elizabethan England, Anonymous speculates on an issue that has for centuries intrigued academics and brilliant minds ranging from Mark Twain and Charles Dickens to Henry James and Sigmund Freud, namely: who was the author of the plays credited to William Shakespeare? Experts have debated, books have been written, and scholars have devoted their lives to protecting or debunking theories surrounding the authorship of the most renowned works in English literature. Anonymous poses one possible answer, focusing on a time when cloak-and-dagger political intrigue, illicit romances in the Royal Court, and the schemes of greedy nobles hungry for the power of the throne were exposed in the most unlikely of places: the London stage.

The Double

Director: Michael Brandt
Actors: Odette Annable, Stephen Moyer, Topher Grace and Richard Gere

Plot: The mysterious murder of a US senator bearing the distinctive trademark of the legendary Soviet assassin “Cassius,” forces Paul Shepherdson (Richard Gere), a retired CIA operative, to team with rookie FBI agent, Ben Geary (Topher Grace), to solve the crime.

Having spent his career chasing Cassius, Shepherdson is convinced his nemesis is long dead, but is pushed to take on the case by his former supervisor, Tom Highland (Martin Sheen). Meanwhile, Agent Geary, who wrote his Master’s thesis on Shepherdson’s pursuit of the Soviet killer, is certain that Cassius has resurfaced. As Shepherdson and Geary work their way through crimes both past and present, they discover that Cassius may not be the person they always thought him to be, forcing both to re-examine everything and everyone around them.

The Hammer

Director: Oren Kaplan
Actors: Russell Harvard, Raymond J. Barry, Shoshannah Stern

Plot: Based on the life of the UFC fighter, Matt Hamill, The Hammer is a coming of age drama about the first deaf wrestler’s journey to win a National Collegiate Championship. Raised among those with the ability to hear, Matt finds himself no less an outsider amidst the Deaf community. But through sheer determination, he turns what could be a disability into an asset and in the process serves as an inspiration for both those who can hear and those who cannot. The film is presented in Open Caption.


Director: Glenn Ciano
Actors: Robert Englund, William Forsythe, Joey Fatone

Plot: A demon with a score to settle turns himself in to a skeleton crew working a final night at a soon-to-be demolished police station. The cops think they have him, but Inkubus is after a particular detective, and his capture is all part of an ultimate plan to sew death and destruction through this group.
Editors Note: It’ll probably scare me.

In Time

Director: Andrew Niccol
Actors: Justin Timberlake, Amanda Seyfried, Alex Pettyfer, Cillian Murphy

Plot: Mankind has figured out how to turn off the aging gene. To avoid overpopulation time had become the new currency and the rich are now near immortal while the rest of the people must barter to extend their lives. When a poor man comes into a wealth of time, he comes under the watchful eye of the corrupted “Time Keepers” and must now figure out how to avoid them to enjoy his sudden extended life.

Like Crazy

Director: Drake Doremus
Actors: Anton Yelchin, Felicity Jones, Jennifer Lawrence

Plot: A love story is both a physical and emotional tale, one that can be deeply personal and heartbreaking for an audience to experience. Director Drake Doremus’ film Like Crazy beautifully illustrates how your first real love is as thrilling and blissful as it is devastating. When a British college student (Felicity Jones) falls for her American classmate (Anton Yelchin) they embark on a passionate and life-changing journey only to be separated when she violates the terms of her visa.Like Crazy explores how a couple faces the real challenges of being together and of being apart. Winner of the Grand Jury Prize for Best Picture at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival and of the Special Jury Prize for Best Actress for Felicity Jones, Like Crazydepicts both the hopefulness and the heartbreak of love.

Oranges and Sunshine

Director: Jim Loach
Actors: Hugo Weaving, Emily Watson, David Wenham

Plot: Oranges and Sunshine tells the story of Margaret Humphreys (Emily Watson), a social worker from Nottingham, who uncovered one of the most significant social scandals of recent times; the mass deportation of children from the United Kingdom to Australia. Single-handedly and against overwhelming odds, Margaret reunited thousands of families and drew worldwide attention to an extraordinary miscarriage of justice. Children as young as four had been told that their parents were dead and sent to children’s homes on the other side of the world, where many were subjected to appalling abuse. These forgotten children were promised Oranges and Sunshine but they got hard labour and life in institutions.

Puss in Boots

Director: Chris Miller
Actors: Antonio Banderas, Salma Hayek, Zach Galifianakis

Plot: Way before Puss ever met Shrek, our suave and furry feline hero goes on a swashbuckling ride, as he teams with mastermind Humpty Dumpty and the street-savvy Kitty to steal the famed Goose that lays the Golden Eggs.
Editors Note: Or, that movie that your kids are going to force you to see and which will then result in your head exploding from the sheer stupidity that is the Shrek franchise.

RA. One

Director: Anubhav Sinha
Actors: Shah Rukh Khan, Kareena Kapoor, Sanjay Dutt

Plot: RA.ONE stars one of the world’s most popular actors and one of Newsweek’s “50 Most Powerful People in the World” – Shahrukh Khan. Called “India’s Tom Cruise” and known by his billions of fans as “King Kahn”, he plays Shekhar, a video game programmer whose games takes on a life of its own – creating the evil Ra.One (Arjun Rampal). Now, Shekar must become G.One, a tech-powered superhero, to defeat his super-powered creation and save the woman he loves.

The Rum Diary

Director: Bruce Robinson
Actors: Johnny Depp, Richard Jenkins, Amber Heard

Plot: Based on the novel by Hunter S. Thompson – a freelance journalist for a no-name Caribbean newspaper finds himself at a critical juncture in his life when he must decide a course in his life while surrounded by a group of people bent on self-destruction.

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