Before the RainsMPAA Rating: PG-13 for violent content and a scene of sexuality.
Runtime: 98 mins.
Director: Santosh Sivan
Writer: Cathy Rabin
Cast: Rahul Bose, Linus Roache, Nandita Das, Jennifer Ehle, Thilakan ... complete cast
Tagline: Passion has its price.
Genre: Drama | Romance | Thriller
Memorable Quote: "To our new road. To the prosperity it will bring." ... more quotes
Release Date: January 11, 2008
DVD Release Date: September 16, 2008

4 stars

Body of LiesMPAA Rating: R for strong violence including some torture, and for language throughout.
Runtime: 128 mins.
Director: Ridley Scott
Writer: William Monahan
Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio; Russell Crowe; Mark Strong ... complete cast
Tagline: Trust no one. Deceive everyone..
Genre: Action | Drama
Memorable Quote: "Linguistics! I speak 5 languages. Nobody should say martyr to me. Nobody! " ... more quotes
Release Date: October 10, 2008
DVD Release Date: February 17, 2009

4 stars

BoltMPAA Rating: PG for some mild action and peril.
Runtime: 96 mins.
Director: Byron Howard and Chris Williams
Writer: Dan Fogelman and Chris Williams
Cast: John Travolta; Miley Cyrus; Mark Walton; Malcolm McDowell ... complete cast
Tagline: A hero is unleashed 2008.
Genre: Animation | Comedy | Family
Memorable Quote: "Yes, so if you want to keep it inside your body, where it belongs, you should stop jumping off trucks doing eighty on the interstate! " ... more quotes
Release Date: November 21, 2008
DVD Release Date: March 24, 2009

5 Stars

Burn After ReadingRated: R for pervasive language, some sexual content and violence.
Runtime: 96 mins.
Director: Ethan Coen; Joel Coen
Writer: Ethan Coen; Joel Coen
Cast: George Clooney; Frances McDormand; John Malkovich; Brad Pitt ... complete cast
Tagline: Intelligence is relative.
Genre: Comedy | Crim
Memorable Quote: "No, no. God no. Burn the body. Get rid of it. " ... more quotes
Release Date: September 12, 2008
DVD Release Date: December 21, 2008

4 stars

ChangelingMPAA Rating: R for some violent and disturbing content, and language.
Runtime: 140 mins.
Director: Clint Eastwood
Writer: J. Michael Straczynski
Cast: Angelina Jolie; John Malkovich ... complete cast
Tagline: To find her son, she did what no one else dared.
Genre: Biography | Crime | Drama | Mystery
Memorable Quote: "The boy they brought back is not my son." ... more quotes
Release Date: Ocotber 24, 2008
DVD Release Date: February 17, 2009.

5 Stars

Charlie BartlettRated: R for language, drug content and brief nudity.
Runtime: 97 mins.
Director: Jon Poll
Writer: Gustin Nash
Cast: Anton Yelchin; Robert Downey, Jr., Hope Davis
Tagline: Popularity is a state of mind.
Genre: Comedy/Drama
Memorable Quote: "I'll see you in the sequel, bitch! "
Release Date: February 22, 2008
DVD Release Date: June 24, 2008

2 stars

A Christmas StoryMPAA Rating: PG.
Runtime: 94 mins.
Director: Bob Clark
Writer: Jean Shepherd (novel and screenplay)
Cast: Darren Mcgavin; Peter Billingsley; Melinda Dillon ... complete cast
Tagline: A Tribute to the Original, Traditional, One-Hundred-Percent, Red-Blooded, Two-Fisted, All-American Christmas.
Genre: Comedy | Family
Memorable Quote: "I want an official Red Ryder, carbine action, two-hundred shot range model air rifle!" ... more quotes
Theatrical release Date: November 18, 1983
Blu-Ray Release Date: November 4, 2008

5 Stars

CloverfiledRated: PG-13 for violence, terror and disturbing images.
Runtime: 84 mins.
Director: Matt Reeves
Writer: Drew Goddard
Cast: T.J. Miller; Mike Vogel; Michael Stahl-David ... complete cast
Tagline: Some Thing Has Found Us.
Genre: Action / Sci-Fi / Thriller
Memorable Quote: "I don't know, but whatever it is, it's winning." ... more quotes
Release Date: January 18, 2008

4 stars

Cool Hand LukeMPAA Rating: GP (re-rating - 1970)
Runtime: 126 mins.
Director: Stuart Rosenberg
Writer: Donn Pearce and Frank Pierson
Cast: Paul Newman; George Kennedy; J.D. Cannon ... complete cast
Tagline: "What we've got here, is failure to communicate."
Genre: Crime | Drama
Memorable Quote: "My Lord, whatever I done, don't strike me blind for another couple of minutes. " ... more quotes
Theatrical Release Date: November 1, 1967
Available on DVD and Blu-Ray Hi-Def: September 9, 2008

4 stars

The Curious Case of Banjamin Button MPAA Rating: PG-13 for brief war violence, sexual content, language and smoking.
Runtime: 166 mins.
Director: David Fincher
Writer: Eric Roth
Cast: Brad Pitt; Cate Blanchett; Taraji P. Henson
Tagline: Life isn't measured in minutes, but in moments
Genre: Drama
Memorable Quote: "Would you still love ME if I were young and had acne? When I'm afraid of what's under the bed? Or if I end up wetting the bed? "
Release Date: December 25, 2008
DVD Release Date: May 5, 2009.

4 stars

The Dark KnightRated: PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and some menace.
Runtime: 142 mins.
Director: Christopher Nolan
Writer: Jonathan Nolan and Christopher Nolan
Cast: Christian Bale; Heath Ledger; Aaron Eckhart; Michael Caine ... complete cast
Tagline: Why So Serious?
Genre: Action | Crime | Drama
Memorable Quote: "Nothing. No name, no other alias. Clothing is... custom. Nothing in his pockets but knives and lint." ... more quotes
Release Date: July 18, 2008
DVD Release Date: December 16, 2008

5 Stars

Diary of the DeadRated: R for strong horror violence and gore, and pervasive language.
Runtime: 95 mins.
Director: George A. Romero
Writer: George A. Romero
Cast: Michelle Morgan; Joshua Close; Shawn Roberts
Tagline: Shoot the Dead.
Genre: Horror
Memorable Quote: "Hye, I'm just trying to make a movie here"
Release Date: February 15, 2008

4 stars

The Day the Earth Stood StillMPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA.
Runtime: 92 mins.
Director: Robert Wise
Writer: Edmund H. North
Cast: Michael Rennie; Patricia Neal; Hugh Marlowe ... complete cast
Tagline: A robot and a man . . . hold the world spellbound with new and startling powers from another planet!
Genre: Drama | Sci-Fi | Thriller
Memorable Quote: "I'm worried about Gort. I'm afraid of what he might do if anything should happen to me. " ... more quotes
Release Date: September 25, 1951
DVD Release Date: December 2, 2008

3 Stars

DeceptionRated: R for sexual content, language, brief violence and some drug use.
Runtime: 108 mins.
Director: Marcel Langenegger
Writer: Mark Bomback
Cast: Hugh jackman; Ewan McGregor; Michelle Williams ... complete cast
Tagline: Deception
Genre: Drama / Romance / Thriller
Memorable Quote: "Are you free tonight" ... more quotes
Release Date: April 25, 2008
DVD Release Date: September 23, 2008

2 stars

DoubtMPAA Rating: PG-13 for thematic material.
Runtime: 104 mins.
Director: John Patrick Shanley
Writer: John Patrick Shanley
Cast: Philip Seymour Hoffmann; Meryl Streep, Amy Adams; Viola Davis
Tagline: Doubt.
Genre: Drama | Mystery
Memorable Quote: "Sister, I don't know if you and me are on the same side. I'll be standing with my son and those who are good with my son. It'd be nice to see you there. "
Release Date: December 25, 2008
DVD Release Date: April 7, 2009

4 stars

Dracula's GuestRated: PG-13 for thematic elements and some violence
Runtime: 82 mins.
Director: Michael Feifer
Writer: Michael Feifer
Cast: Wes Ramsey; Andrew Bryniarski; Ryan Christiansen; Caia Coley ... complete cast
Tagline: Bram Stoker's Dracula's Guest
Genre: Adventure | Horror
Memorable Quote: "Why have you brought me here?" ... more quotes
DVD Release Date: August 8, 2008

0 stars

Drillbit TaylorRated: PG-13 for crude sexual references throughout, strong bullying, language, drug references and partial nudity
Runtime: 102 mins.
Director: Steven Brill
Writer: Kristofor Brown & Seth Rogen
Cast: Nate Hartley; Troy Gentile; Owen Wilson
Tagline: You get what you pay for.
Genre: Comedy
Memorable Quote: "Now in addition to the Chinese Kung Fu we've got a little Mexican Judo, as in 'Judon't know who you messin' with, homz.'"
Release Date: March 21, 2008
DVD Release Date: July 1, 2008

3 Stars

ElegyMPAA Rating: R for sexuality, nudity and language.
Runtime: 112 mins.
Director: Isabel Coixet
Writer: Nicholas Meyer
Cast: Penelope Cruz, Ben Kingsley; Dennis Hopper ... complete cast
Tagline: Elegy.
Genre: Drama | Indie
Memorable Quote: "I think it was Betty Davis who said old age is not for sissies. But it was Tolstoy who said the biggest surprise in a man's life is old age. Old age sneaks up on you, and the next thing you know you're asking yourself, I'm asking myself, why can't an old man act his real age? How is it possible for me to still be involved in the carnal aspects of the human comedy? Because, in my head, nothing has changed." ... more quotes
Release Date: August 8, 2008
DVD Release Date: March 17, 2009

3 Stars

The EyeRated: PG-13 for violence/terror and disturbing content.
Runtime: 98 mins.
Director: David Moreau; Xavier Palud
Writer: Sebastian Gutierrez
Cast: Jessica Alba; Allessandro Nivola; Parker Posey ... complete cast
Tagline: How can you believe your eyes when they're not yours?
Genre: Drama | Horror | Thriller
Memorable Quote: "I know you're scared. Don't be. 'Cause the world really is beautiful." ... more quotes
Release Date: January 31, 2008
DVD Release Date: June 3, 2008

2 stars

Feast 2MPAA Rating: R
Runtime: 97 mins.
Director: John Gulager
Writer: Patrick Melton & Marcus Dunstan
Cast: Jenny Wade; Clu Gulager; Diane Goldner ... complete cast
Tagline: Sloppy Seconds.
Genre: Horror
DVD Release Date: October 7, 2008

1 Star

FlawlessRated: PG-13 for brief strong language.
Runtime: 108 mins.
Director: Michael Radford
Writer: Edward Anderson
Cast: Demi Moore; Michael Caine; Lambert Wilson
Tagline: He had a scheme. She had a motive.
Genre: Crime | Drama
Memorable Quote: "Life is for living. It's there for the taking. Grant yourself no regrets."
Release Date: March 28, 2008
DVD Release Date: June 3, 2008

3 Stars

Fool's GoldRated: PG-13 for action violence, some sexual material, brief nudity and language.
Runtime: 113 mins.
Director: Andy Tennant
Writer: John Claflin & Daniel Zelman
Cast: Matthew McConaughey; Kate Hudson; Donald Sutherland; Alexis Dziena ... complete cast
Tagline: This February True Love Takes a Dive.
Genre: Adventure/Comedy / Romance
Memorable Quote: "Come on, Tess. You're not going hit me." ... more quotes
Release Date: February 8, 2008
Own it on DVD and Blu-Ray: June 17, 2008

3 Stars

Forbidden KingdomMPAA Rating: PG-13 for sequences of martial arts action and some violence.
Runtime: 113 mins.
Director: Rob Minkoff
Writer: John Fusco
Cast: Jet Li; Jackie Chan
Tagline: The path is unsafe. The place is unknown. The journey is unbelievable.
Genre: Action | Adventure | Fantasy
Memorable Quote: "Praying Mantis! Very good... for catching bugs! But not Tiger! "
Release Date: April 18, 2008
DVD Release Date: September 9, 2008

3 Stars

Forgetting Sarah MarshallMPAA Rating: R for sexual content, language and some graphic nudity.
Runtime: 112 mins.
Director: Nicholas Stoller
Writer: Jason Segel
Cast: Jason Segel; Kristen Bell; Bill Hader ... complete cast
Tagline: From the guys who brought you "The 40-Year-Old Virgin" and "Knocked Up"
Genre: Comedy
Memorable Quote: "God put our mouths on our head for a reason. No!"
Release Date: April 18, 2008
DVD Release Date: September 30, 2008

3 Stars

Fred ClausMPAA Rating: PG for mild language and some rude humor.
Runtime: 116 mins.
Director: David Dobkin
Writer: Dan Fogelman (screenplay); Jessie Nelson (story)
Cast: Vince Vaughn; Paul Giamatti; Rachel Weisz; Kathy Bates ... complete cast
Tagline: Santa's brother is coming to town.
Genre: Comedy | Family | Christmas
Memorable Quote: "You're all fired, in the morning you'll all be on a bus back to Elfistan!" ... more quotes
Release Date: November 9, 2007
Own it on DVD and Blu-Ray: November 25, 2008

4

Get SmartRated: PG-13 for some rude humor, action violence and language
Runtime: 110 mins.
Director: Peter Segal
Writer: Tom J. Astle & Matt Ember
Cast: Steve Carell; Anne Hathaway; Alan Arkin; Terence Stamp ... complete cast
Tagline: Saving The World. And Loving It..
Genre: Action/Comedy / Crime
Memorable Quote: "Missed it by that much" ... more quotes
Release Date: June 20, 2008
Own it on DVD and Blu-Ray: November 4, 2008

2 stars

Good NightMPAA Rating: This film has not yet been rated by the MPAA.
Runtime: 30 mins.
Director: Geetika Narang
Writer: Geetika Narang
Cast: Vinod Nagpal, Shivam Pradhan, Manish Narang, Abhijeet Banerjee ... complete cast
Tagline: To begin a new day one has to pass a long night.
Genre: Foreign/Indy
Memorable Quote: "It's as if my master is my wife, doesn't sleep and doesn't let me sleep either. " ... more quotes
Release Date: India April 27, 2008 (Fulmarxx Short Film Festival)
DVD Release Date: Not yet on DVD.

Gran TorinoMPAA Rating: R for language throughout, and some violence.
Runtime: 116 mins.
Director: Clint Eastwood
Writer: Nick Schenk
Cast: Clint Eastwood; Christopher Carley; Bee Vang; Ahney Her ... complete cast
Tagline: Gran Torino.
Genre: Action | Drama | Thriller
Memorable Quote: "Get off my lawn! " ... more quotes
Release Date: January 2, 2009
DVD Release Date: June 9, 2009

5 Stars

HancockRated: PG-13 for some intense sequences of sci-fi action and violence, and language.
Runtime: 92 mins.
Director: Peter Berg
Writer: Vincent Ngo & Vince Gilligan
Cast: Will Smith, Charlize Theron; Jason Bateman; Jae Head ... complete cast
Tagline: There are heroes. There are superheroes. And then there's...
Genre: Action/Comedy / Drama
Memorable Quote: "Your breath smells like alcohol!" ... more quotes
Release Date: July 4, 2008
DVD Release Date: November 25, 2008

4 stars

The HappeningRated: R for violent and disturbing images.
Runtime: 91 mins.
Director: M. Night Shyamalan
Writer: M. Night Shyamalan
Cast: Mark Wahlberg; Zooey Deschanel; John Leguizamo; Ashlyn Sanchez
Tagline: We've Sensed It. We've Seen The Signs. Now... It's Happening.
Genre: Thriller/Sci-Fi
Memorable Quote: "Apparently honey bees are just disappearing, all over the country"
Release Date: June 13, 2007
DVD Release Date: October 7, 2008

2 stars

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