The Happening - Lady in the Water director M. Night Shyamalan puts PG-13 suspense on pause to tell this grim apocalyptic tale about a family fleeing a natural disaster that poses a grave threat to the whole of humanity. Mark Wahlberg and Spencer Breslin star. Released in June 13, 2008.
The Incredible Hulk -'The Incredible Hulk' kicks off an all-new, explosive and action-packed epic of one of the most popular Super Heroes of all time. In this new beginning, scientist Bruce Banner (Edward Norton) desperately hunts for a cure to the gamma radiation that poisoned his cells and unleashes the unbridled force of rage within him: The Hulk.
Living in the shadows--cut off from a life he knew and the woman he loves, Betty Ross (Liv Tyler)--Banner struggles to avoid the obsessive pursuit of his nemesis, General Thunderbolt Ross (William Hurt), and the military machinery that seeks to capture him and brutally exploit his power.
As all three grapple with the secrets that led to The Hulk's creation, they are confronted with a monstrous new adversary known as The Abomination (Tim Roth), whose destructive strength exceeds even The Hulk's own. And on June 13, 2008, one scientist must make an agonizing final choice: accept a peaceful life as Bruce Banner or find heroism in the creature he holds inside--'The Incredible Hulk. Released in June 13, 2008.
The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian - The characters of C.S. Lewis’s timeless fantasy come to life once again in this newest installment of the “Chronicles of Narnia” series, in which the Pevensie siblings are magically transported back from England to the world of Narnia, where a thrilling, perilous new adventure and an even greater test of their faith and courage awaits them. One year after the incredible events of “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe,” the Kings and Queens of Narnia find themselves back in that faraway wondrous realm, only to discover that more than 1300 years have passed in Narnian time. During their absence, the Golden Age of Narnia has become extinct, Narnia has been conquered by the Telmarines and is now under the control of the evil King Miraz, who rules the land without mercy. The four children will soon meet an intriguing new character: Narnia’s rightful heir to the throne, the young Prince Caspian, who has been forced into hiding as his uncle Miraz plots to kill him in order to place his own newborn son on the throne. With the help of the kindly dwarf, a courageous talking mouse named Reepicheep, a badger named Trufflehunter and a Black Dwarf, Nikabrik, the Narnians, led by the mighty knights Peter and Caspian, embark on a remarkable journey to find Aslan, rescue Narnia from Miraz’s tyrannical hold, and restore magic and glory to the land. Directed once again by veteran director Andrew Adamson, screenplay by Andrew Adamson and Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely and produced by Mark Johnson, Andrew Adamson and Philip Steuer, the film reunites the original cast and creative team behind the blockbuster first film in the series. Released in May 16, 2008.
What Happens in Vegas - Two strangers (Cameron Diaz and Ashton Kutcher) find themselves wed and in bed after a wild night of Las Vegas shenanigans in this 20th Century Fox comedy. When they both recover to find that one of them won a jackpot the night before, the game is on as the two greedily vie for the loot, eventually discovering that maybe this ill-planned love connection isn't quite as off the mark as they originally believed. Released in May 9, 2008.
The Life Before Her Eyes - Based on author Laura Kasischke's novel The Life Before Her Eyes, House of Sand and Fog director Vadim Perelman's provocative study of memory, morality, and conscience stars Uma Thurman as the guilt-ridden survivor of a harrowing, Columbine-like high-school shooting. To any outsider, Diana (played as a young girl by actress Evan Rachel Wood) and Maureen (Eva Amurri) were polar opposites; Diana was always questioning authority, while Maureen quietly went about fulfilling the expectations of her devoutly religious family. Yet it was precisely theses differences that drew the two girls to one another and found them gradually growing to become best friends. As with any anxious high-school student, Diana and Maureen both existed in that strange grey zone between childhood and adulthood that found them constantly pondering the endless possibilities that awaited them in the outside world. Flash forward years later, and Diana's (played as an adult by Thurman) life isn't anything like she imagined it would be as a young girl. As Diana's traumatic past gradually comes into focus, it soon becomes obvious that she was profoundly affected by a pivotal event that occurred just prior to her high-school graduation. Released in 18 Apr 2008
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull - Everyone's favorite archeologist adventurer returns for another globetrotting trek as George Lucas teams with screenwriter David Koepp to bring Indiana Jones back to the big screen nearly 20 years after Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. Harrison Ford reprises the role that launched the series, while Steven Spielberg returns to the director's chair. ~ Jason Buchanan, All Movie Guide. Will be released in theatre in May 22 2008
88 Minutes - Jon Avnet directs Al Pacino in the thriller 88 Minutes. Pacino plays a university professor who occasionally assists the FBI in matters of forensic psychiatry. As the film opens, the professor learns that someone plans to kill him in 88 minutes. As with the like-minded thriller D.O.A. (both the original and the remake), the protagonist must use his skills in order to track down who has hatched this evil plot and hopefully prevent his own demise. ~ Perry Seibert, All Movie Guide. Will be released in April 18 2008
Then She Found Me - A New York schoolteacher hits a midlife crisis when, in quick succession, her husband leaves, her adoptive mother dies and her real one, an eccentric talk show host, materializes and turns her life upside down as she begins a courtship with the father of one of her students. Directed and starred by Helen Hunt, will be released in May 2008.
Iron Man - an upcoming May 2008 superhero film based on the fictional Marvel Comics character Iron Man. The film is directed by Jon Favreau and stars Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark, a billionaire industrialist who is captured by terrorists in Afghanistan. Ordered to build a missile, Stark uses his resources instead to build a suit of power armor and make his escape. Returning to America, Stark improves his armor and becomes the technologically advanced superhero Iron Man. Gwyneth Paltrow plays his secretary and love interest Virginia Potts, Terrence Howard plays jet pilot James Rhodes, and Jeff Bridges plays the villainous Obadiah Stane / Iron Monger.
Amazing Grace - based on the inspiring true life story of British antislavery pioneer William Wilberforce, is directed by Michael Apted (49 Up, HBO’s Rome, Coal Miner’s Daughter) from an original screenplay written by Academy Award® nominee Steven Knight (Dirty Pretty Things).
It’s the age of the Great British Empire and William Wilberforce (Gruffudd) is a newcomer to the world of politics. Just 21 years of age when he enters office, he must learn to operate in a world of skillful deception and cunning one-upmanship in order to attain his unpopular goal: the abolition of slavery. As he struggles to find his way, he slowly loses his mind and his health. However, with the support of his closest friend, Prime Minister William Pitt (Cumberbatch) and a dedicated group of like-minded supporters, Wilberforce wages the first modern political campaign, using petitions, boycotts, mass meetings, badges and slogans. Over the course of two decades, Wilberforce takes on the English establishment and finally persuades those in power to end the inhumane slave trade.
Drillbit Taylor - a 2008 comedy film starring Owen Wilson and based on an original idea by John Hughes. Paramount Pictures will release the film on March 21, 2008. The story revolves around three high school freshmen (Troy Gentile, Nate Hartley, and David Dorfman), who are singled out by school bully Filkins (Alex Frost) on the first day of class. They place an ad in Soldier of Fortune and hire Drillbit Taylor (Owen Wilson) to protect them.