A Tiny Epic Quest
A small patchwork creature, number 9 (Elijah Wood), wakes up in a desolate, post apocalyptic world, and is given the gift of speech by the older 2 (Martin Landau). When 2 is captured by a mechanical beast, 9 defies the leader (Christopher Plummer) of the numbered clan and heads out into the wasteland to save him in the animated feature 9. Teaming up with the faithful 5 (John C. Reilly) and the adventurous and capable 7 (Jennifer Connelly), 9 leads a daring crusade across a dangerous landscape. Adapted from the Oscar-nominated short film of the same name, 9 is imaginatively designed around a world without humans, where tiny creatures adventure through the remnants of a world in decay. On DVD and Blu Ray.
Paranormal Activity, with a mostly unknown cast and crew and almost no budget, managed to be the biggest theater hit this Halloween. Centered around Katie and Micah, a young couple, the movie is seen from the camera Micah sets up to investigate Katie's claims of being haunted. As they record their search for proof of the supernatural and leave the camera on overnight, unexplained events start to slowly unfold on the recordings, and skepticism turns to fear as it seems they might be in real danger from something they can't see.
Directed by Karyn Kusama, Jennifer's Body is writer Diablo Cody's follow up to Juno, where Jennifer (Megan Fox) and Anita (Amanda Seyfried) are high school best friends in a strange crisis: Jennifer's started luring boys into secluded places and devouring them. Anita's having trouble with Jennifer's secret, and Jennifer's having a hard time sharing Anita with her boyfriend (Johnny Simmons) in a time of crisis. Part John Hughes highschool comedy, part horror film, the movie covers a lot of ground and feature's the stylized dialogue Cody made famous in Juno. With Adam Brody.
The suspense/thriller A Perfect Getaway follows three couples on vacation in Hawaii. Cliff and Cydney (Steve Zahn and Milla Jovovich) are on their honeymoon, hiking to a remote beach when they hear that a murderous couple is loose on the island. They fail to help hitchhikers Kale and Cleo (Chris Hemsworth and Marley Shelton) and run into Nick and Gina (Timothy Olyphant and Kiele Sanchez) on the trail... but with no proof and unfounded suspicions, director David Twohy lets the tension mount until the hunters step out of the shadows and the real fight begins.
A mercenary salesman (Jeremy Piven) comes in to save James Brolin's car dealership in the comedy The Goods. He assembles a wild and ruthless team, including Kathryn Hahn, Ving Rhames, and David Koechner, who will do anything to sell 211 cars over 4th of July weekend. With Ed Helms.
Set in the early 50s, My One and Only stars Renee Zellweger as Anne Deveraux, who leaves her cheating husband (Kevin Bacon) and takes her sons George (Logan Lerman) and Robbie on a road trip across America to find a new life for her family and a new husband for herself.
Two documentaries are new this week: Last Cup, a tournament documentary about the varied personalities in the World Series of Beer Pong (which bears some resemblance to the cult hit The King of Kong), and Facing Ali, a retrospective of the career and life of legendary boxer Muhammad Ali as told by the men who have squared off against him.
New this week to Reckless Video's TV New Releases are the first seasons of both the highschool musical show Glee and the Diablo Cody-penned family drama United States of Tara.