Steve Carell (Little Miss Sunshine, Evan Almighty) is Dan in Dan in Real Life, a sensitive widower and father of three strong-willed daughters. On a vacation at his family's annual gathering, a chance meeting at a bookstore introduces him to the woman of his dreams (Juliette Binoche: Breaking and Entering, Cache), only to find out that she's staying with his family too, as his brother's (Dane Cook: Waiting, Good Luck Chuck) new girlfriend.
In family-friendly news, Emma Roberts (Aquamarine) plays the populary mystery heroine Nancy Drew, relocated to Los Angeles, and has to sort out the murder of a movie star, and the star's daughter (Rachael Leigh Cook: Bookies, Scorched) who could inherit a fortune. Jerry Seinfeld (Seinfeld, The Thing about My Folks) plays a bee who meets a human (Renee Zellweger: Chicago, Empire Records) in Bee Movie and discovers that humans have been eating his peoples' honey for centuries, and decides to sue. Freddie Highmore (Finding Neverland, Arthur and the Invisibles) is a boy called August Rush, an orphan who believes in music like some people believes in fairy-tales, and sets out in search of his parents (Keri Russell: Waitress and Johnathan Rhys Meyers: Match Point)
A game of control and one-upsmanship escalates in Kenneth Branagh's (As You Like It, Dead Again) re-imagining of Sleuth, as a rich writer (Michael Caine: Children of Men, The Ipcress File) invites his wife's new lover (Jude Law: Alfie, The Talented Mr. Ripley) into his home... with uncertain motives. An update of the Brian De Palma film of the same name, Sisters casts Chloe Sevigny (Zodiac, Party Monster) as witness to a murder and Stephen Rea (Tara Road, Citizen X) as the doctor who might hold the key to the mystery she's obsessed with.
Timothy Olyphant (Deadwood, Live Free or Die Hard) is the unnamed assassin in Hitman, the video game adaptation that involves him in a dangerous plot and a game of cat and moutse with an Interpol agent (Dougray Scott: Perfect Creature, Enigma). Sean Bean (Troy, Ronin) leads a vigilante posse in Outlaw, as he bands together with like-minded citizens such as Rupert Friend (The Last Legion, Mrs. Palfrey at the Claremont) to remove the people that serve as a blight on society, with thei aid of a police contact (Bob Hoskins: Unleashed, The Long Good Friday). Outpost sends a group of mercenaries to an old Nazi bunker, only to find themselves trapped and fighting for their lives. Harvey Keitel (National Treasure, The Last Temptation of Christ) plays a man who's never lost a gunfight in the western Gunslinger's Revenge, as David Bowie (Labrynth, The Hunger) rides into town to challenge the undefeated man.
The new documentary this week is Tony Kaye's (American History X) Lake of Fire, a look at both sides of the abortion issue, including the extremists on either side.
New this week to our TV New Releases section is the miniseries Tin Man, a Sci-Fi original retelling of The Wizard of Oz that re-imagines Dorothy as a small-town young woman (Zooey Deschanel: Failure to Launch, Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy) drawn to the Outer Zone ("O.Z.") by a Wicked-Witch-like Sorceress (Kathleen Robertson: Psycho Beach Party, Hollywoodland), and meets a former cop (Neal McDonough: I Know Who Killed Me, Minority Report), a "headcase" whose brain has been removed (Alan Cumming: Gray Matters, X-Men 2), and a half-man/half-lion empath (Raoul Trujillo: The New World, Apocalypto). Also new in the TV section is the newest entry in the Stargate: SG1 storyline, Stargate: The Ark of Truth.