The Class (2008)

In Theatres: 19 December 2008
Genre: Drama
Director: Laurent Cantet
François Bégaudeau
Nassim Amrabt
Laura Baquela
Cherif Bounaidja Rachedi
Juliette Demaille
Dalla Doucoure

Teacher and novelist François Bégaudeau plays a version of himself as he negotiates a year with his racially mixed students from a tough Parisian neighborhood.

New in Town (2009)

In Theatres: 30 January 2009 (USA)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Director: Jonas Elmer
Renée Zellweger
Harry Connick Jr.
Siobhan Fallon
J.K. Simmons
Mike O'Brien
Frances Conroy

A Miami businesswoman adjusts to her new life in a tiny Minnesota town. She's an executive on the move. But her career is taking her a little farther than she expected.

Taken (2008)

In Theatres: 30 January 2009 (USA)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Director: Pierre Morel
Liam Neeson
Maggie Grace
Famke Janssen
Xander Berkeley
Katie Cassidy
Olivier Rabourdin
Leland Orser

A former spy relies on his old skills to save his estranged daughter, who has been forced into the slave trade.

The Uninvited (2009)

In Theatres: 30 January 2009 (USA)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Director: Charles Guard, Thomas Guard
Elizabeth Banks
Danny Bristol
Matthew Bristol
Emily Browning
Natalie Charles
Arielle Kebbel
Maya Massar
John Prowse

Anna Rydell returns home to her sister (and best friend) Alex after a stint in a mental hospital, though her recovery is jeopardized thanks to her cruel stepmother, aloof father, and the presence of a ghost in their home.

Killshot (2008)

In Theatres: 23 January 2009 (USA)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Director: John Madden
Diane Lane
Mickey Rourke
Thomas Jane
Rosario Dawson
Joseph Gordon-Levitt
Lois Smith
Don McManus

Beautiful Carmen Colson and her ironworker husband Wayne are placed in the Federal Witness Protection program after witnessing an "incident". Thinking they are at last safe, they are targeted by an experienced hit man and a psychopathic young upstart killer. The ensuing struggle will test Carmen to the limit.

Underworld: Rise of the Lycans (2009)

In Theatres: 23 January 2009 (USA)
Genre: Action, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Director: Patrick Tatopoulos
Kevin Grevioux
Steven Mackintosh
Rhona Mitra
Bill Nighy
Tania Nolan
Craig Parker
Michael Sheen
Jared Turner

An origins story centered on the centuries-old feud between the race of aristocratic vampires and their onetime slaves, the Lycans.

Inkheart (2008)

In Theatres: 23 January 2009 (USA)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Director: Iain Softley
Brendan Fraser
Sienna Guillory
Eliza Bennett
Richard Strange
Paul Bettany
Helen Mirren

A young girl discovers her father has an amazing talent to bring characters out of their books and must try to stop a freed villain from destroying them all, with the help of her father, her aunt, and a storybook's hero.

Paul Blart: Mall Cop (2009)

In Theatres: 16 January 2009 (USA)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Director: Steve Carr
Kevin James
Keir O'Donnell
Jayma Mays
Raini Rodriguez
Shirley Knight
Stephen Rannazzisi

When a shopping mall is overtaken by a gang of organized crooks, it's up to the a mild-mannered security guard to save the day.

Hotel for Dogs (2009)

In Theatres: 16 January 2009 (USA)
Genre: Comedy
Director: Thor Freudenthal
Emma Roberts
Jake T. Austin
Don Cheadle
Johnny Simmons
Kyla Pratt
Troy Gentile

Hotel for Dogs is a 2009 feature film adaptation of the Lois Duncan novel of the same name about two orphans who take in stray dogs at an empty house.

Chandni Chowk to China (2009)

In Theatres: 16 January 2009 (USA)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Director: Nikhil Advani
Akshay Kumar
Deepika Padukone
Mithun Chakraborty
Ranvir Shorey
Chia Hui Liu
Roger Yuan

An action-comedy about a simple cook from Chandni Chowk mistaken for the reincarnation of an ancient peasant warrior Liu Shengh by residents of an oppressed Chinese village.

Notorious (2009)

In Theatres: 16 January 2009 (USA)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Director: George Tillman Jr.
Jamal Woolard
Mohamed Dione
Derek Luke
Dennis L.A. White
Marc John Jefferies
Menyone DeVeaux

The life and death story of Notorious B.I.G. (a.k.a. Christopher Wallace), who came straight out of Brooklyn to take the world of rap music by storm.

My Bloody Valentine 3-D (2009)

In Theatres: 16 January 2009 (USA)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Director: Patrick Lussier
Jensen Ackles
Jaime King
Kerr Smith
Betsy Rue
Edi Gathegi

Tom (Ackles) returns to his hometown on the tenth anniversary of the Valentine's night massacre that claimed the lives of 22 people. Instead of a homecoming, however, Tom finds himself suspected of committing the murders, and it seems like his old flame (King) is the only one will believes he's innocent.

Slumdog Millionaire (2008)

In Theatres: 12 November 2008
Genre: Crime, Drama, Music, Romance
Director: Danny Boyle, Loveleen Tandan (co-director: India)
Dev Patel
Anil Kapoor
Saurabh Shukla
Rajendranath Zutshi
Jeneva Talwar

The story of the life of an impoverished Indian teen Jamal Malik, who becomes a contestant on the Hindi version of "Who Wants to be A Millionaire?", wins, and is then suspected of cheating.

Doubt (2008)

In Theatres: 12 December 2008
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Director: John Patrick Shanley
Meryl Streep
Philip Seymour Hoffman
Amy Adams
Viola Davis
Alice Drummond

Set in 1964, Doubt centers on a nun who confronts a priest after suspecting him abusing a black student. He denies the charges, and much of the play's quick-fire dialogue tackles themes of religion, morality and authority.

The Tale of Despereaux (2008)

In Theatres: 19 December 2008 (USA)
Genre: Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Director: Sam Fell, Robert Stevenhagen
Matthew Broderick
Dustin Hoffman
Emma Watson
Tracey Ullman
Kevin Kline
William H. Macy
Stanley Tucci
Robbie Coltrane
Frank Langella

The tale of three unlikely heroes - a misfit mouse who prefers reading books to eating them, an unhappy rat who schemes to leave the darkness of the dungeon, and a bumbling servant girl with cauliflower ears - whose fates are intertwined with that of the castle's princess.

Seven Pounds (2008)

In Theatres: 19 December 2008 (USA)
Genre: Drama
Director: Gabriele Muccino
Will Smith
Rosario Dawson
Woody Harrelson
Michael Ealy
Barry Pepper
Elpidia Carrillo
Robinne Lee

An IRS agent with a fateful secret embarks on an extraordinary journey of redemption by forever changing the lives of seven strangers.

Yes Man (2008)

In Theatres: 19 December 2008
Genre: Comedy
Director: Peyton Reed
Jim Carrey
Zooey Deschanel
Bradley Cooper
John Michael Higgins
Rhys Darby
Danny Masterson

A guy (Jim Carrey) challenges himself to say "yes" to everything for an entire year.

Bedtime Stories (2008)

In Theatres: 25 December 2008 (USA)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Director: Adam Shankman
Adam Sandler
Keri Russell
Guy Pearce
Russell Brand
Richard Griffiths
Teresa Palmer

A family comedy about a hotel handyman whose life changes when the lavish bedtime stories he tells his niece and nephew start to magically come true.

Marley & Me (2008)

In Theatres: 25 December 2008 (USA)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance
Director: David Frankel
Owen Wilson
Jennifer Aniston
Eric Dane
Kathleen Turner
Alan Arkin

A family learns important life lessons from their adorable, but naughty and neurotic dog.

Not Easily Broken (2009)

In Theatres: 9 January 2009 (USA)
Genre: Drama
Director: Bill Duke
Morris Chestnut
Taraji P. Henson
Maeve Quinlan
Kevin Hart
Wood Harris
Eddie Cibrian

A car accident and shifting affections test the bond between a married couple.

The Unborn (2009)

In Theatres: 9 January 2009 (USA)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Director: David S. Goyer
Odette Yustman
Gary Oldman
Meagan Good
Cam Gigandet
Idris Elba
Jane Alexander

A young woman fights the spirit that is slowly taking possession of her.

Bride Wars (2009)

In Theatres: 9 January 2009 (USA)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Director: Gary Winick
Kate Hudson
Anne Hathaway
Bryan Greenberg
Chris Pratt
Steve Howey

Two best friends become rivals when they schedule their respective weddings on the same day.

Bangkok Dangerous (2008)

In Theatres: August 22nd, 2008
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Director: Oxide Pang, Danny Pang
Nicolas Cage
Shahkrit Yamnarm
Charlie Young
Panward Hemmanee
Nirattisai Kaljaruek

The life of an anonymous assassin takes an unexpected turn when he travels to Thailand to complete a series of contract killings. Joe (Nicolas Cage), a remorseless hitman, is in Bangkok to execute four enemies of a ruthless crime boss named Surat. He hires Kong (Shahkrit Yamnarm), a street punk and pickpocket, to run errands for him with the intention of covering his tracks by killing him at the end of the assignment. Strangely, Joe, the ultimate lone wolf, instead finds himself mentoring the young man while simultaneously being drawn into a tentative romance with a local shop girl. As he falls further under the sway of Bangkok’s intoxicating beauty, Joe begins to question his isolated existence and let down his guard …just as Surat decides it’s time to clean house.

Bigger, Stronger, Faster* (2008)

In Theatres: May 30th, 2008
Genre: Documentary
Director: Christopher Bell
Christian Boeving
Rick Collins
Chris Bell
Mark Bell
Mike Bell

From the producers of Bowling For Columbine and Fahrenheit 9/11 comes a new film that unflinchingly explores our win-at-all-cost culture through the lens of a personal journey. Blending comedy and pathos, BIGGER, STRONGER, FASTER* is a collision of pop culture, animated sequences and first-person narrative, with a diverse cast including US Congressmen, professional athletes, medical experts and everyday gym rats.

Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs (2009)

In Theatres: 1 July, 2009
Genre: Animation
Director: Carlos Saldanha
John Leguizamo
Queen Latifah
Denis Leary
Ray Romano
Chris Wedge

ICE AGE: DAWN OF THE DINOSAURS, to be fully produced in 3-D, is the latest installment to the hit ICE AGE franchise, which has grossed more than $1.2 billion around the world. ICE AGE: DAWN OF THE DINOSAURS will be directed by Oscar-nominated Carlos Saldanha, who directed ICE AGE: THE MELTDOWN and co-directed ICE AGE.

My Best Friend's Girl (2008)

In Theatres: September 19th, 2008
Genre: Comedy
Director: Howard Deutch
Dane Cook
Kate Hudson
Jason Biggs
Lizzy Caplan
Alec Baldwin

Tank (Cook) faces the ultimate test of friendship when his best friend hires him to take his ex-girlfriend (Hudson) out on a lousy date in order to make her realize how great her former boyfriend is.

Henry Poole Is Here (2008)

In Theatres: August 15th, 2008
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Director: Mark Pellington
Luke Wilson
Radha Mitchell
Adriana Barraza
George Lopez
Cheryl Hines

Luke Wilson (The Royal Tenenbaums, Old School), Academy Award nominee Adriana Barraza (Babel) and Radha Mitchell (Finding Neverland) star in a modern day fable about the unexpected wonders of the everyday from director Mark Pellington (U2 3D, The Mothman Prophesies). Henry Poole is Here tells the funny, poignant and uplifting story of a disillusioned man who attempts to hide from life in a rundown suburban tract home only to discover he cannot escape the forces of hope.

Finding Amanda (2008)

In Theatres: June 27th, 2008
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Director: Peter Tolan
Matthew Broderick
Brittany Snow
Maura Tierney
Peter Facinelli
Steve Coogan

From director Peter Tolan, creator of the hit television series Rescue Me, comes Finding Amanda, a hilarious and heartbreaking autobiographical comedy about the compulsions we can’t shake, and the unlikely lengths we’ll go to while trying.

Brideshead Revisited (2008)

In Theatres: July 25th, 2008
Genre: Drama
Director: Julian Jarrold
Matthew Goode
Ben Whishaw
Hayley Atwell
Emma Thompson
Michael Gambon

A provocative and suspenseful drama, “BRIDESHEAD REVISITED” tells an evocative story of forbidden love and the loss of innocence set in the pre-WWII era.

Beverly Hills Chihuahua (2008)

In Theatres: 3 October, 2008
Genre: Adventure, Comedy
Director: Raja Gosnell
Drew Barrymore
Piper Perabo
Salma Hayek
Jamie Lee Curtis
Edward James Olmos

While on vacation in Mexico, Chloe, a ritzy Beverly Hills chihuahua, finds herself lost and in need of assistance in order to get back home.

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