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New in Theatres · September 23, 2011

If you’re in the mood to see an inspirational movie based on true events then you are going to fall out of your chair when we tell you that FOUR of the FIVE new movies this week are based on true events!! Yup! 80% of the newcomers are those nice award-season friendly “based on a true story…” things. Yes, even the Jason Statham one!

But, if that’s not your scene, you can go watch that werewolf kid play spy games for an hour and a half…

MONEYBALL
What Are You Really Worth

Directing: Bennett Miller
Writing: Steven Zaillian, Aaron Sorkin (screenplay), Stan Chervin  (story), Michael Lewis (book)
Starring: Brad Pitt, Robin Wright, Jonah Hill, Phillip Seymour Hoffman

Based on the true story of the Oakland Athletics’ general manager who uses some sophisticated computers and statistical analysis to assemble a championship team – for cheap!

Price of Admission will get you Tyler Durden spouting lots of stats-rooted dialogue and inspirational scenes of the determined underdogs overcoming impossible odds.

Running Time · 133 min
Rated · PG-13

ABDUCTION
The Fight for the Truth Will Be the Fight of His Life

Directing: John Singleton
Writing: Shawn Christensen
Starring: Taylor Lautner, Lily Collins, Alfred Molina, Sigourney Weaver

“Regular” kid learns he was kidnapped as a child and his entire life is a lie. After escaping an agency attack he goes on the run in order to expose the complex conspiracy surrounding him. (This one is NOT based on a true story).

Price of Admission will get you a Twilight-esque version of The ‘Bourne‘ series.

Running Time · 106 min
Rated · PG-13

MACHINE GUN PREACHER
Hope is the greatest weapon of all

Directing: Marc Forster
Writing: Jason Keller (screenplay)
Starring: Gerard Butler, Michelle Monaghan, Michael Shannon

Based on the true story of a drug-dealing criminal who dramatically changes his life and becomes an unlikely hero for hundreds of Sudanese children.

Price of Admission will get you the chance to see Gerard Butler in a Kathryn Heigl-free project full of inspirational scenes of the determined underdog overcoming impossible odds.

Running Time · 127 min
Rated · R

KILLER ELITE
May the Best Man Live”

Directing: Gary McKendry
Writing: Gary McKendry, Matt Sherring, Ranulph Fiennes (book)
Starring: Jason Statham, Clive Owen, Robert De Niro, Yvonne Strahovski

Based on the true story of a retired Britain’s Elite Special Air Service operative who must return to the ways of his old life in order to rescue his mentor.

Price of Admission will get you lots of Jason Statham doing what Statham does best; brutally killing everyone in order to protect the people he cares about.

Running Time · 105 min
Rated · R

DOLPHIN TALE
Inspired by the Amazing True Story of Winter

Directing: Charles Martin Smith
Writing: Karen Janszen, Noam Dromi
Starring: Morgan Freeman, Harry Connick Jr. Ashley Judd, Kris Kristofferson

Based on the true story of a boy who befriends a dolphin after her tail is severed in a crab trap and the people who work to construct a prosthetic appendage.

Price of Admission will get you plenty of opportunities to try and hide the fact you’re crying like a baby through all the inspirational scenes of the determined underdolphin overcoming impossible odds.

Also, it’s available in 3-D!

Running Time · 113 min
Rated · PG

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Posted on September 23, 2011, in MOVIES & FILMS, PREMIERES, Uncategorized, WEEKEND PREVIEW and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. I am not feeling too excited about these movies. How about a movie about underdog ninjas overcoming impossible odds to stabilize the nuclear situation in Japan and prevent future natural disasters there? With undercover Geisha sidekicks?? Now that’s a movie I’d run to the theatre for. Seriously – I am within running distance of Collossus Woodbridge. Which is shaped like a gigantic UFO, by the way.
    Did I mention that I am exhausted and just ate a whole container or sugar-coated walnuts?

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