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Friday New Releases | Obsessed, Fighting, Soloist

Posted: April 22, 2009 at 5:12 am   /   by   /   comments (0)


Release Date: April 24, 2009
Starring: Idris Elba, Beyoncé Knowles, Ali Larter, Bruce McGill, with Jerry O’Connell and Christine Lahti
Directed By: Steve Shill
Produced By: Will Packer

Derek Charles (Idris Elba), a successful asset manager who has just received a huge promotion, is blissfully happy in his career and in his marriage to the beautiful Sharon (Beyoncé Knowles). But when Lisa (Ali Larter), a temp worker, starts stalking Derek, all the things he’s worked so hard for are placed in jeopardy.

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Studio: Rogue Pictures
Genres: Action
Release Date: April 24, 2009
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Starring: Channing Tatum, Roger Guenveur Smith, Terrence Howard, Anthony De Sando, Zulay Henao
Directed By: Dito Montiel
Produced By: Kevin Misher

Small-town boy Shawn MacArthur (Channing Tatum) has come to New York City with nothing. Barely earning a living selling counterfeit goods on the streets, his luck changes when scam artist Harvey Boarden (Terrence Howard) sees that he has a natural talent for streetfighting. When Harvey offers Shawn help at making the real cash, the two form an uneasy partnership.

As Shawn’s manager, Harvey introduces him to the corrupt bare-knuckle circuit, where rich men bet on disposable pawns. Almost overnight, he becomes a star brawler, taking down professional boxers, mixed martial arts champs and ultimate fighters in a series of staggeringly intense bouts. But if Shawn ever hopes to escape the dark world in which he’s found himself, he must now face the toughest fight of his life.

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soloist_posterThe Soloist

Studio: Paramount
Genres: Drama, Musical/Performing Arts, Adaptation And Biopic
Release Date: April 24, 2009
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Starring: Jamie Foxx, Robert Downey Jr., Catherine Keener, Tom Hollander and LisaGay Hamilton
Directed By: Joe Wright
Produced By: Gary Foster Russ Krasnoff

In “The Soloist,” an emotionally soaring drama about the redemptive power of music, journalist Steve Lopez (Oscar® nominee Robert Downey Jr.) discovers Nathaniel Anthony Ayers (Oscar® winner Jamie Foxx), a former classical music prodigy, playing his violin on the streets of L.A. As Lopez endeavors to help the homeless man find his way back, a unique friendship is formed, one that transforms both their lives. “The Soloist” is directed by Joe Wright (Golden Globe winner for Best Drama and Oscar® nominee for Best Picture “Atonement”).

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