Soldiers, Stoners and Strippers – Movies.ie counts down the ten essential movies to see this September.

(1) TROPIC THUNDER

 

What’s it about...
A
group of self-absorbed actors sets out to make the most expensive war
film. But when ballooning costs force the studio to abandon the movie,
the frustrated director refuses to stop shooting, leading his cast into
the jungles of Southeast Asia, where they encounter real bad guys….

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Why you should see it…
Jack
Black, Robert Downey Jr., Ben Stiller and Steve Coogan to boot!
Stiller’s first effort behing the camera since ‘Zoolander’ knocked the
‘Dark Knight’ from its number one spot.
With thunderous laughter from start to finish, expect it to  repeat its success this side of the Atlantic.

 

When is it in cinemas?September 19th  2008

 

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(2) THE PINEAPPLE EXPRESS

 

What’s it about...

 

Seth
Rogen is Dale, the beefy rotund guy who delivers subpoenas for a
living. He also dates a young jail-bait cutie, Angie (Amber Heard),
when he’s not visiting his sweet stoner of a pot dealer, Saul Silver
(James Franco) to score the latest and greatest weed. In this case
that’s the title star, Pineapple Express, a marijuana combination so
lethal and unique Dale is almost (we said ALMOST) reluctant to destroy
it by inhaling. But when he sets out to deliver a subpoena to drug
kingpin Ted Jones (Gary Cole), he is spotted by the man as he commits a
bloody murder. Freaking out, Dale ditches the scene so fast he dumps
some of the precious weed, leaving it behind like a trail of
breadcrumbs dropped by Hansel, leading a trail to Saul. Reefer madness
ensues as a full-blown freak out is set in motion.

 

Why you should see it…

A stoner action-comedy might
sound like an odd genre combo, but with Superbad writers at the helm
and Seth Rogen and James Franco starring, ‘Pineapple Express’
is a lot of fun if you like your frivolity generously mixed with carnage.

 

 

When is it in cinemas?
August 12th 2008

 

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(3) THE DUCHESS

 

What’s it about...

The
story of an extraordinary woman who rose to fame by staying true to her
passions in a world of protocol, gossip and social rules–and paid the
price. Long before the concept existed, the Duchess of Devonshire,
Georgiana Spencer, was the original “It Girl.”  Determined to be a
player in the wider affairs of the world, she proved that she could
out-gamble, out-drink and outwit most of the aristocratic men who
surrounded her. She helped usher in sweeping changes to England as a
leader of the forward-thinking Whig Party. But even as her power and
popularity grew, she was haunted by the fact that the only man in
England she seemingly could not seduce was her very own husband, the
Duke. And, when she tried to find her own way to be true to her heart
and loyal to her duty, the resulting controversies and convoluted
liaisons would leave all of London talking…

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Why you should see it…

If
your genre of choice is the Period Drama than ‘The Duchess’ is one you
won’t want to miss. Kiera Knightley gives a solid performances as
Duchess of Devonshire, with many likening the story to that of Princess Diane (thankfully Candle in the Wind plays no part).


When is it in cinemas?

September 5th 2008

 

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(4) ROCKNROLLA


What’s it about...

When a Russian mobster
orchestrates a crooked land deal, millions of dollars are up for grabs,
and all of London’s criminal underworld wants in on the action.
Everyone from a dangerous crime lord to a sexy accountant, a corrupt
politician and down-on-their-luck petty thieves conspire, collude and
collide with one another in an effort to get rich quick.

 

Why you should see it…

Guy Ritchie latest mob flick
will silence all his naysayers with intense action, a well assembled
cast and a killer script to keep all entertained.

 

When is it in cinemas?
September 5th 2008

 

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(5) THE BOY IN THE STRIPED PYJAMAS

 

What’s it about...

 Set during World War II, a story seen
through the innocent eyes of Bruno, the eight-year-old son of the
commandant at a concentration camp, whose forbidden friendship with a
Jewish boy on the other side of the camp fence has startling and
unexpected consequences…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Why you should see it…

It dominated the Irish book charts for over
a year and now the acclaimed novel is coming to the big screen but will
they do the ending justice? Check it out to see.

 

When is it in cinemas?
September 12th 2008

 

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(6) THEN SHE FOUND ME

 

What’s it about...

Following the separation
from her husband and the death of her adopted mother, schoolteacher
April Epner is contacted by her apparent birth mother, who turns out to
be a local talk show host Bernice Graves. As Bernice tries to become
the mother to April that she was never able to be, April seems to find
solace in the arms of the parent of one of her students (Colin Firth),
only to find that the mystery to life’s questions cannot be solved by a
simple revelation.

 

Why you should see it...

For Helen
Hunt, who proves she really can do it all–co-writing, directing,
co-producing and starring–in this heartfelt dramedy about a
schoolteacher in mid-life crisis. It’s not ”as good as it gets” but
‘Then She Found Me’ is commendable nonetheless.

 

When is it in cinemas?
September 12th 2008

 

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(7) Taken

 

What’s it about...

When a former spy’s (Neeson) daughter is
kidnapped and forced into the slave trade, he must call on old skills to
hunt down the men that took her.

 

Why you should see it…

So far plot details for action thriller are
sketchy but with Luke Besson (The Fifth Element)  producing and Liam
Neeson starring, we have high hopes for ‘Taken’

 

 

When is it in cinemas?
September 12th 2008

 

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(8) ZOMBIE STRIPPERS

 

What’s it about...

In the not too distant future, a secret
government chemo-virus gets released into conservative Sartre, Neb.,
and lands in an underground strip club. As the virus begins to spread,
turning the strippers into ‘Super Zombie Strippers’, the girls struggle
with whether or not to conform to the new ‘fad’ even if it means there
is no turning back.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Why you should see it…

 

Ok, we admit ‘Zombie Strippers’ won’t be
winning any awards but for the cheese factor alone, this is a worthy
and camp watch. 

 

When is it in cinemas?
September 19th 2008

 

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(9) RIGHTEOUS KILLS

 

What’s it about...

Two veteran New York City
detectives (De Niro and Pacino) work to identify the possible
connection between a recent murder and a case they believe they solved
years ago; is there a serial killer on the loose, or did they perhaps
put the wrong person behind bars?

 

Why you should see it…

With a jaw dropping opening
scene, DeNiro and Pacino prove that these two veteran actors can still
generate ‘heat’ on screen. A must for fans.

 

When is it in cinemas?
September 19th 2008

 

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(10) EDEN LAKE

 

What’s it about...

Nursery
teacher Jenny and her boyfriend Steve, escape for a romantic weekend
away. Steve, planning to propose, has found an idyllic setting: a
remote lake enclosed by woodlands and seemingly deserted. The couple’s
peace is shattered when a gang of obnoxious kids encircles their
campsite. Reveling in provoking the adults, the gang steals the
couple’s belongings and vandalizes their car leaving them completely
stranded. When Steve confronts them, tempers flare and he suffers a
shocking and violent attack. Fleeing for help, Jenny is subject to a
brutal and relentless game of cat-and-mouse as she desperately tries to
evade her young pursuers and find her way out of the woods.

 

Why you should see it…

It’s Deliverance without the rednecks, this ‘hoodie horror’ disturbs from the get go. Not for the faint of heart!

 

When is it in cinemas?
September 12th 2008

 

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