- Rubber (limited)
Director: Quentin Dupieux
Screenwriter: Quentin Dupieux
Starring: Stephen Spinella, Jack Plotnick, Wings Hauser, Roxane Mesquida, Ethan Cohn, Charley Koontz, Daniel Quinn
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Thriller
MPAA Rating: R (violent images and language)
Official Website: http://www.rubberthemovie.com
Plot Summary: "Rubber" is the story of Robert, an inanimate tire that has been abandoned in the desert, and suddenly and inexplicably comes to life. As Robert roams the bleak landscape, he discovers that he possesses terrifying telepathic powers that give him the ability to destroy anything he wishes without having to move. At first content to prey on small desert creatures and various discarded objects, his attention soon turns to humans, especially a beautiful and mysterious woman who crosses his path. Leaving a swath of destruction across the desert landscape, Robert becomes a chaotic force to be reckoned with, and truly a movie villain for the ages. Directed by legendary electro musician Quentin Dupieux ("Steak," "Nonfilm"), aka Mr. Oizo, "Rubber" is a smart, funny and wholly original tribute to the cinematic concept of no reason.
- Cat Run (limited)
Director: John Stockwell
Screenwriter: Nick Ball, John Niven
Starring: Paz Vega, Janet McTeer, Christopher McDonald, Tony Curran, Scott Mechlowicz, DL Hughley
Genre: Action, Comedy
Official Website: http://www.catrunmovie.com
Plot Summary: Anthony always dreamed of being a famous chef. Julian only thought about women. With neither really working out, the childhood best friends decide to start a detective agency. Unfortunately for them, on their first case they must help protect a sexy, high class escort who holds the key evidence to a scandalous cover up. The two bumbling detectives soon find themselves running from the mob, a corrupt US Senator, and a ruthless Mary Poppins-like assassin - all of whom would stop at nothing to hide the truth. It's just an average day for two bumbling losers.
Source Code (PG-13)
Director: Duncan Jones
Stars: Jake Gyllenhaal, Michelle Monaghan, Vera Farmiga
Studio: Summit Entertainment
The Plot: An experimental government program sends soldier Colter Stevens (Gyllenhaal) back in time, where he wakes up in the body of a commuter who witnesses a train bombing. Presented with just 8 minutes to figure out who is responsible, his mission is further complicated by his feelings for a fellow passenger (Monaghan).
Director: James Wan
Stars: Patrick Wilson, Rose Byrne, Ty Simpkins
The Plot: A family looks to prevent evil spirits from trapping their comatose child in a realm called The Further.
Director: James Gunn
Stars: Rainn Wilson, Ellen Page, Liv Tyler
Studio: IFC Midnight
The Plot: An everyday guy (Wilson) transforms himself into wannabe superhero the Crimson Bolt after his wife leaves him for Jacques (Bacon), a suave drug-dealer. Joined by teen-sidekick Libby (Page), the duo engage in war against crime and look to take down Jacques and his empire.
Director: Tim Hill
Stars: Russell Brand, James Marsden, Elizabeth Perkins
Studio: Universal Pictures
The Plot: A slacker (Marsden) who accidentally hits the Easter Bunny (Brand) with his car is forced to care for his victim, who turns out to be the world's worst houseguest.
- Circo (NY; LA release: Apr. 8)
Director: Aaron Schock
Screenwriter: Aaron Schock, Mark Becker
Official Website: http://www.circomexico.com
Plot Summary: Gorgeously filmed along the back roads of rural Mexico, "Circo" follows the Ponce family's hardscrabble circus as it struggles to stay together despite mounting debt, dwindling audiences, and a simmering family conflict. Tino, the ringmaster, is driven by his dream to lead his parents' circus to success and corrals the energy of his whole family, including his four young children, towards this singular goal. But his wife Ivonne is determined to make a change. Feeling exploited by her in-laws, she longs to return to her kids a childhood lost to laboring in the circus. Through this intricately woven story of a marriage in trouble and of a century-old family tradition that hangs in the balance, "Circo" opens the viewer to the luminous world of a traveling circus while examining the universal themes of family bonds, filial responsibility, and the weight of cultural inheritance.
- In a Better World (limited)
- The Last Godfather (limited)
- Queen to Play (limited)
- Super (NY, LA)
- Trust (limited)
- Two Gates of Sleep (NY)
- Wrecked (limited)