What would you do if your identity was stolen? Here’s one idea:
Unlimited funds have allowed Diana to live it up on the outskirts of Miami, where the queen of retail buys whatever strikes her fancy. There’s only one glitch: The ID she’s using to finance these sprees reads “Sandy Bigelow Patterson”… and it belongs to an accounts rep who lives halfway across the U.S.
With only one week to hunt down the con artist before his world implodes, the real Sandy Bigelow Patterson heads south to confront the woman with an all-access pass to his life. And as he attempts to bribe, coax and wrangle her the 2,000 miles to Denver, one easy target will discover just how tough it is to get your name back.
The comedy stars Jason Bateman and the hysterical Melissa McCarthy.
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel was just nominated for a Golden Globe in the Best Picture/Musical or Comedy category. Also, Judi Dench was nominated for Best Actress/Musical or Comedy for her role in the film.
If you haven’t seen it, it’s out on DVD and a sheer delight! It stars Judi Dench, Bill Nighy, Tom Wilkinson, Dev Patel and Maggie Smith (who definitely should have gotten a Golden Globe nom).
Here’s the story: A group of British retirees decide to “outsource” their retirement to less expensive and seemingly exotic India. Enticed by advertisements for the newly restored Marigold Hotel and bolstered with visions of a life of leisure, they arrive to find the palace a shell of its former self. Though the new environment is less luxurious than imagined, they are forever transformed by their shared experiences, discovering that life and love can begin again when you let go of the past.
Disney animation presents a game movie with a bad guy who wants to be a good guy. When Wreck-It Ralph is tired of just tearing building down in the game where he lives, he escapes to find the real Ralph.
The film features voices of John C. Reilly, Jack McBrayer, Jane Lynch and
Opening this weekend: SASSY PANTS, an indie comedy about Bethany Pruitt who is home-schooled and stuck with younger brother Shayne under the thumb of their upbeat but oppressive mother. Her only escape is a teen fashion zine her absentee gay dad gives her. Life with her father Dale is no picnic either. While at her job at a cheap, trendy retail chain Jail Bait, Bethany learns about Fashion Art Technology Institute which she sees as a path for a better future. Her journey to achieve this goal will end up redefining her and her family.
Starring Haley Joel Osment, Anna Gunn and Ashley Rickards.
3, 2, 1… Frankie Go Boom (opening in limited release)
Frank Bartlett has been tortured, embarrassed and humiliated by his brother Bruce, usually on film, his entire life. Now that Bruce is finally off drugs and has turned his life around, things should be different. They are not.
Here Comes the Boom (opening throughout the U.S.)
Former collegiate wrestler Scott Voss is a 42-year-old burned-out biology teacher in a failing high school. When cutbacks threaten to cancel the music program and lay off its teacher, Scott begins to raise money by moonlighting as a mixed martial arts fighter. Everyone thinks Scott is crazy, most of all the school nurse, Bella, but in his quest, Scott gains something he never expected as he becomes a sensation that rallies the entire school. Starring Kevin James, Salma Hayek and Henry Winkler.
Opening this weekend in limited theaters throughout the U.S.: BUTTER. Yep, it’s a movie called Butter. It doesn’t star Paula Deen! Surprise, surprise.
It stars beautiful Jennifer Garner as an ambitious woman who is determined to win her small Iowa town’s butter carving contest. But then an adopted girl discovers her talent for butter carving and it’s game on!
Tim Burton does it again! A wild, animated film with that Burton dark spin. Here’s the story: Young Victor conducts a science experiment to bring his beloved dog Sparky back to life, only to face unintended, sometimes monstrous, consequences.
Opening in theaters throughout the U.S. October 5.
Opening this weekend in theaters throughout the U.S., PARANORMAN, a stop-motion animation comedy. ParaNorman doesn’t have invisible friends, at least they’re not invisible to him. He talks to dead people. Boys don’t become heroes by being normal.
Opening this weekend…a new comedy from Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis…THE CAMPAIGN. If you think Obama vs. Romney is getting intense, imagine Ferrell vs. Galifianakis.
HERE’S THE STORY:
When long-term congressman Cam Brady (Will Ferrell) commits a major public gaffe before an upcoming election, a pair of ultra-wealthy CEOs plot to put up a rival candidate and gain influence over their North Carolina district. Their man: naive Marty Huggins (Zach Galifianakis), director of the local Tourism Center. At first, Marty appears to be the unlikeliest possible choice but, with the help of his new benefactors’ support, a cutthroat campaign manager and his family’s political connections, he soon becomes a contender who gives the charismatic Cam plenty to worry about.