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New Movie Friday: Blades of Glory, After the Wedding, Meet the Robinsons, The Hoax & More!
Blades of Glory - Will Ferrell & Jon Heder (AKA Napoleon Dynamite) star as a pair of rival ice skaters who are banned from men's single competition but discover a loophole that allows them to compete as a pairs team. Look for Amy Poehler and her real-life husband Will Arnett (Gob on Arrested Development) as pairs skating champs.
After the Wedding - Danish director Susanne Bier has created a comedy/drama Mads Mikkelsen (the bleeding eye villain in last year's Casino Royale) as Jacob, a guy running a struggling orphanage in India who receives an offer of help from a businessman, Jørgen. But there's a condition. Jacob must return home and meet with Jørgen, who convinced him to attend his daughter's wedding, throwing Jacob in the midst of a personal drama.
Dating Games People Play - Modern dating is hard. Find out how in this romantic comedy starring Austin Peck (As The World Turns) as Nick Jenkins, a guy finds himself back in the single scene after his relationship with his fiancée falls apart.
First Snow - Mark Fergus, who penned the screenplay for Children of Men, writes and directs this psychological thriller starring Guy Pearce as a slick salesman whose life careens into a tailspin after he receives an ominous reading fro ma fortune teller.
G.I. Jesus - A drama with a satirical bent about a Mexican national (Joe Arquette -- there are more Arquettes we don’t know about?!) who returns to California after a stint in Iraq. His experience in battle has caused trauma that seeps into his day-to-day life.
Ghostly Revenge - Mark Anderson is a recent college grad who watches his girlfriend get shot because he tried to save a gay friend from being beaten to death. Mark wants to hunt down the killers, but his best friend Spade convinces him to instead take a trip to the mountains to recuperate from the trauma. But Spade has a dark secret of his own.
The Hoax - Lasse Hallstrom directs and Richard Gere stars in this movie about Clifford Irving, the guy who almost succeeded in publishing a completely bogus autobiography of Howard Hughes.
The Lookout - Joseph Gordon-Levitt stars in this thriller about a high school athlete whose short-term memory is impaired after a tragic accident. He's trying to live a normal life, when he's targeted by a crew of thieves planning to rob the bank where he works as a janitor.
Meet the Robinsons - A Disney CG film about Lewis, a boy genius whose latest invention, a "memory scanner," is stolen by the evil Bowler Hat Guy. He meets mysterious Wilbur Robinson, who whisks him in his time machine to the future where Lewis meets his extended family and teams up with Wilbur to hunt down the thief.
The Page Turner - A French film by Denis Dercourt about a young woman (Déborah François) who had aspired to be a pianist but is interning at a law firm. Her love of music resurfaces when she becomes a page turner for a prominent pianist.
Peaceful Warrior - This move was released back in June 2006, but Universal has decided to re-release Victor Salva's melodrama about a college gymnast who strikes up a friendship with an older man who becomes the athlete's mentor.
Race You To The Bottom - Nathan, a bisexual travel writer (Cole Williams), and Maggie (Amber Benson), his straight best friend/secret lover, ditch their boyfriends to take a road trip through Napa Valley wine country, both. The lovers try to define their relationship on their own.
Ten 'til Noon - A jet-lagged corporate businessman awakens to find two strangers in his bedroom. Over the next 10 minutes, he will experience the most terrifying and possibly final moments of his life. These same ten minutes are then replayed nine more times as we see the various POVs of 10 people who are connected to this crime. If director Scott Storm isn't already making porn, he should be with a name like that.