Tuesday, February 26, 2008

88 Minutes

"88 Minutes"
- In the movie "88 Minutes," Dr. Jack Gramm (Al Pacino) is a shrewed womanizing Forensic Psychologist and professor working with the FBI in Seattle. A tortured past makes him great at what he does. In this fast paced film, Jack's past is returning to pull him on another roller-coaster as a killer that he helped to put on death row approaches the last minutes of his life. A modern "who-dunnit," "88 Minutes" keeps you guessing to the hair-pulling end.

"88 Minutes" received its theatrical premiere in France during the Summer of 2007. The "88 Minutes" movie, gets its U.S. theatrical release nearly one year later.

STARRING: Al Pacino, Alicia Witt, Amy Brenneman, Leelee Sobieski, Benjamin McKenzie, Deborah Kara Unger, William Forsythe, Neal McDonough


"Hancock Movie" - "Hancock"
centers on a tortured superhero (Will Smith) who crash-lands in Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn, and tries to transform himself by romancing an alluring housewife, causing chaos in the city.

Will Smith's "I Am Legend," featuring NYC, was the highest grossing - opening weekend - December movie release in history. Do you think "Hancock," directed by Peter Berg ("The Kingdom"), will do just as well as "I Am Legend," when it hits theaters July 4th, 2008 weekend? Check out the "Hancock Trailer," below, to see if you'll be lining up at the movie box office with your $10.

STARRING: Will Smith, Charlize Theron
DIRECTOR: Peter Berg

The Counterfeiters

"The Counterfeiters" ("Die Fälscher" in German) is the true story of the largest counterfeiting operation in history, set up by the Nazis in 1936. Salomon "Sally" Sorowitsch (Karl Markovics) is the king of counterfeiters. He lives a mischievous life of cards, booze, and women in Berlin during the Nazi-era. Suddenly his luck runs dry when arrested by Superintendent Friedrich Herzog (Devid Striesow). Immediately thrown into the Mauthausen concentration camp, Salomon exhibits exceptional skills there and is soon transferred to the upgraded camp of Sachsenhausen. Upon his arrival, he once again comes face to face with Herzog, who is there on a secret mission. Hand-picked for his unique skill, Salomon and a group of professionals are forced to produce fake foreign currency under the program Operation Berhard. The team, which also includes detainee Adolf Burger (August Diehl), is given luxury barracks for their assistance. But while Salomon attempts to weaken the economy of Germany's allied opponents, Adolf refuses to use his skills for Nazi profit and would like to do something to stop Operation Bernhard's aid to the war effort. Faced with a moral dilemma, Salomon must decide whether his actions, which could prolong the war and risk the lives of fellow prisoners, are ultimately the right ones.

"The Counterfeiters" has a tremendous chance at winning Best Foreign Film at the "2008 Oscars."

"No Country For Old Men" won four major "2008 Oscars"

"No Country For Old Men"
- The story, based on Cormac McCarthy's best selling novel, begins when Llewelyn Moss (JOSH BROLIN) finds a pickup truck surrounded by a sentry of dead men. A load of heroin and two million dollars in cash are still in the back. When Moss takes the money, he sets off a chain reaction of catastrophic violence that not even the law - in the person of aging, disillusioned Sheriff Bell (TOMMY LEE JONES) - can contain. As Moss tries to evade his pursuers - in particular a mysterious mastermind who flips coins for human lives (JAVIER BARDEM) - the film simultaneously strips down the American crime drama and broadens its concerns to encompass themes as ancient as the Bible and as bloodily contemporary as this morning's headlines.

"No Country For Old Men" won four major "2008 Oscars" - Best Picture, Best Director, Best Supporting Actor, Best Adapted Screenplay.

Death Race

"Death Race"
- Jason Statham leads the cast of an action-thriller set in the post-industrial wasteland of tomorrow - 2020 - with the world's most brutal sporting event as its backdrop. A penitentiary full of felons has inspired the jailers to create a grisly pastime ripe for lucrative kickbacks. Now, adrenalized inmates, a global audience hungry for televised violence and a spectacular arena come together to form the "Death Race."

Three-time speedway champion Jensen Ames (Jason Statham) is an expert at survival in the harsh landscape that has become our country. Just as he thinks he has turned his life around, the ex-con is framed for a gruesome murder he didn't commit. Forced to don the mask of the mythical driver Frankenstein -- a crowd favorite who seems impossible to kill -- Ames is given an easy choice by Terminal Island's warden (Joan Allen): suit up or rot away in a cell.

His face hidden by a metallic mask, one convict will be put through an insane three-day challenge. Ames must survive a gauntlet of the most vicious criminals in the country's toughest prison to claim the prize of freedom. Driving a monster car outfitted with machine guns, flamethrowers and grenade launchers, one desperate man will destroy anything in his path to win the most twisted spectator sport on Earth.

"Death Race" is an updated theatrical version of the 1970s Roger Corman film "Death Race 2000" that starred Sylvester Stallone and David Carradine.