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Movies to see this weekend (Feb 1, 2008)

January 30th, 2008 by Maxim · No Comments · 2,915 Views


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Opening in theatres (wide release):

The Eye (2008) posterThe Eye (2008) PG-13 1h 37min

In this remake of 2002 Hong Kong movie “Jian Gui”, a woman-violinist who’s been blind since childhood receives an eye transplant that happens to let her see into supernatural world. Terified by what she now sees, she tryies to find out to whom her eyes used to belong and why she sees what she does. Starring Jessica Alba.

Suspense/Horror/Thriller/Remake.

Over Her Dead Body (2008)Over Her Dead Body (2008) PG-13 1h 37min

(a.k.a. How I Met My Boyfriend’s Dead Fiance) Henry’s fiancee dies on their wedding day. Devastated, Henry sees a psychic and they fall for each other. But his fiancee’s ghost os determined to break them up. Directed by Jeff Lowell.

Comedy/Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Romance.

Strange Wilderness (2008)Strange Wilderness (2008) R 1h 27min

A bunch of misfits go on the trip to Andes in Ecuador in search of Bigfoot. The film marks the directorial debut of former “Saturday Night Live” writer Fred Wolf. Screenplay by Fred Wolf and Peter Gaulke. Starring Steve Zahn, Allen Covert, Jonah Hill.

Comedy.

Opening in selected theatres:

Caramel (2007)Caramel (2007) PG 1h 35min

(a.k.a. Sukkar Banat) Centers around five Lebanese women, of different religions and ages, who work in a beauty salon. Directed by and starring Nadine Labaki. Produced by Anne-Dominique Toussaint. Produced in France.

Art/Foreign(Lebanon/France).

Tre (2007)Tre (2006) NR 1h 37min

A woman left her husband after catching him kissing another woman for 10 seconds. Tre (Daniel Cariaga), a clever slacker, seduces her. Another couple who live with them in the same apartment complex begin to question their relationship. To test it, they arrange their own 10 second kiss to be witnessed by their neighbors, with some unintended consequences.

Drama/Thriller/Romance

New on DVD:

Ladron Que Roba a Ladron (2007) PG-13 100min

A pair of reformed crooks team up to pull one more heist. Their target? Master con artist Moctezuma Valdez (Saúl Lisazo), a popular television infomercial pitchman who’s gotten rich by swindling countless unsuspecting immigrants. The former thieves attempt to recruit some of their criminal cohorts to help pull off the plan, but when they refuse, the two turn to day laborers to participate in the elaborate robbery scheme.

Action/Adventure/Crime/Comedy/Foreign

Trade (2007) R 120min

Based on a New York Times Magazine story, this crime drama starring Kevin Kline delves into a sordid world of international sex trafficking that leads from Mexico City to a New Jersey stash house. In a bid to save kidnapped 13-year-old Adriana (Paulina Gaitan) before she’s sold into sexual slavery, her desperate brother (Cesar Ramos) teams with a Texas cop (Kline). Can they find her before she vanishes into a hellish underworld?

Crime/Drama

Kiss And Tell (1997) NR 110min

Undercover police officer Jude Sawyer (Rosie Rowell) poses as a lonely woman in order to elicit a confession from a man suspected of killing his wife. As the relationship blossoms, Jude begins to fall for the suspect and questions his guilt. A young Daniel Craig co-stars as Jude’s ex-flame and current boss, Matt Kearney. As allegiances shift with each beat of Jude’s vulnerable heart, tensions rise in this romantic thriller.

Thriller/Crime/Foreign

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