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THE BACK-UP PLAN

2010 April 22
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The Back-Up Plan (earlier known as “Plan B”)  directed by Alan Poul is an upcoming romantic comedy film, starring Jennifer Lopez and Alex O’Loughlin. It is scheduled to be released in theaters in the US on April 23, 2010. As a producer his first picture was Black Rain (1989)

Zoe (Jennifer Lopez) is well conscious that her biological clock is ticking, so now she desparately needs to be a mother, but she cant find her Mr. Perfect to start a family with. Finally, she decides to become a single mother so she gets artificially inseminated through a sperm bank. The very same day that Zoe goes through her plan, however, she meets Stan (Alex O’Loughlin), a single charmer whom she thinks would make a great father. While at first Zoe tries to hide her condition from Stan, before long there’s no denying the truth and she decides to spill the beans. Much to her surprise, Stan responds earnestly, saying that he’s in it for the long haul. Over the course of the next nine months, Zoe and Stan enter into a rapid romance, begin drawing up wedding plans, and mapping out the rest of their lives together. But will their growing love collapse under the stress of all this weight, or was it simply meant to be that Zoe and Stan would both find each other at such a crucial turning point in each other’s lives?

It was rated PG13 for sexual content including references, some crude material and language. Kirk Honeycutt from The Hollywood Reporter gave the film a positive review saying that ‘A successful performance by Jennifer Lopez overcomes a formulaic and predictable rom-com that involves a planned pregnancy.’

OCEANS

2010 April 21
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Oceans is  a 2010 French-American nature documentary movie by Jacques Perrin, circulated in the United States by Disney nature. It will be released on April 22, 2010, coinciding with Earth Day. In accordance the official website, the movie explores the oceans of the Earth’s surface and the thrills that lie beneath. It is Disney nature’s second release following Earth in 2009.

Budgeted at 50 million euros, it was filmed in over 50 different places and took four years to picture. The picture is a high-quality filming documentary featuring ocean animals. It reflects the need to respect nature and shows the negative effect of human synergy on animals, to the point of favoring the loss of species . Nearly three-quarters of the Earth’s surface is enclosed by water and OCEANS bravely chronicles the mysteries that lie beneath.  Narrated by Pierce Brosnan and that includes  amazing never-before-seen images captured by the most modern underwater technologies, OCEANS presents an unique look beneath the sea in a powerful motion picture that unfolds on April 22, 2010

Oceans is directed and produced by Jacques Perrin, director Jacques Cluzaud with producer Nicolas Mauvernay, editors Catherine Mauchain and Vincent Schmitt, art director Arnaud Le Roch.

Visual effects were produced by visual effect supervisor Nicolas Chevallier, VFX producers Alain Lalanne and Edouard Valton, digital artists Mickael Goussard, Jean-Louis Kalifa, Julien Buisseret, Olivier Sicot, Nicolas Evrard. It was rated G.  Jacques Perrin also acted in Brotherhood of the Wolf .

THE LOSERS

2010 April 19
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The Losers is an upcoming action film , and an modification of Vertigo and DC Comics comic book series of the same name. Directed by Sylvain White, the movie features an group cast that involves Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Zoe Saldana and Chris Evans. The Losers is due for release in North America on April 23, 2010.

An charged tale of double cross and revenge, “The Losers” focuses upon the members of an elite U.S. Special Forces unit sent into the Bolivian jungle on a search and destroy mission. Clay (Jeffrey Dean Morgan), Jensen (Chris Evans), Roque ( Idris Elba ), Pooch (Columbus Short), and Cougar (Óscar Jaenada) were on a black-ops mission in the Bolivian jungle when rogue CIA agent Max (Jason Patric) hung them out to dry. After beating the odds and surviving their torment, the band decides to strike back against Max even if it means giving up  their own lives to do so. Helping them on their treacherous suicide assignment is sexy operative Aisha (Zoe Saldana), who has her own reasons for wanting to see Max get his just deserts. But going to Max would be difficult, because in addition to having the CIA on his side, he’s about to ignite a warfare that could force the entire world into turmoil. Their time quickly running out as Max’s intend kicks into overdrive, the Special Forces unit that all and sundry assumed dead arms themselves to the teeth and prepares to strike back with a retaliation.

In June 2009, Warner Bros. set a tentative release date of April 9, 2010 for the movie. The release date was subsequently pushed back to June 4, 2010. The preview for the movie was released online January 29, 2010, and was shown in theaters with Edge of Darkness. The release date was subsequently moved up to April 23, 2010. The film is rated PG-13 by the MPAA for “sequences of extreme action and violence, a scene of sensuality and language.” This makes it the first movie released by Dark Castle Entertainment (as well as the first Vertigo movie modification) not to receive an R rating.

DEATH AT A FUNERAL

2010 April 14
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Death at a Funeral is a 2010 American black humour, and a remake of the 2007 British movie of the same name. A gap of less than three years between the first and this picture make this one of the fastest remakes of an English language picture in current Hollywood history . Death at a Funeral, directed by Neil LaBute stars Chris Rock , Martin Lawrence, Luke Wilson, Danny Glover, Regina Hall, James Marsden, Tracy Morgan, Zoe Saldana, Columbus Short, Keith David, Ron Glass, Kevin Hart.

Not like the 2007 picture, this features a largely African-American group cast, with Peter Dinklage reprising his role from the first.

Frank Oz’s 2007 black humour Death at a Funeral is given the remake treatment with an urban spin in this Chris Rock-produced production. When a dysfunctional clan reunites to grieve for the death of the family patriarch, a courteous funeral suddenly turns into an all-out mess marked by bitter anger, blackmail attempts, and shocking revelations.

It is scheduled to release on April 16, 2010 .It is a version of  Death at a Funeral (2007, Frank Oz).It was given a certificate of MPAA rating R for language, drug content and some sexual humor .

KICK-ASS

2010 April 12
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Kick-Ass is a 2010 superhero picture centred on the comic book of the same name by Mark Millar and John Romita, Jr. The film is directed by Matthew Vaughn, produced by Vaughn and actor Brad Pitt, the script written by Vaughn and Jane Goldman. The picture premiered March 26, 2010 in the United Kingdom and is due to premiere April 16, 2010 in the United States.

The film tells the tale of teenage Dave Lizewski who sets out to grow to be a real life superhero only to get caught up in a bigger combat. He meets Big Daddy, a former police who, in his journey to bring down a bad drug lord Frank D’Amico, has trained his eleven-year-old daughter to be the ruthless vigilante hit-Girl.

Dave Lizewski (Aaron Johnson), a typical teenage boy, wonders why no one has ever decided to grow to be a real-life superhero like the heroes in the comic books. His friends at a comic book store told him that if anyone did become a superhero, they would get their ass kicked, and perhaps get killed. In spite of this, Dave decides to make a superhero costume for himself and grow to be a masked crimefighter. Dave fails at his first try to fight crime – he is beaten, stabbed, and knock by a car. He convinces paramedics to say nothing of his outfit and fakes he was brought in naked. In hospital for some weeks he is left with metal holding his bones together which he says makes him look like Wolverine. He also suffered with nerve damage which gives him an above average . When he goes back to school, his longtime crush, Katie Deauxma ( Lyndsy Fonseca), seems more concerned in him. His friends clarify she thinks he is gay and wants to take care of him. Lizewski goes along with this in an effort to spend time with her.

Dave remains undeterred by his earlier setback, and ends up meddling with a gang fight outside a diner. Dressed in costume and using two modified night-sticks, he fights off three men. As the fight ends, a man who has been recording the event on his cell phone, asks Dave who he is, and he replies: “I’m Kick-Ass”. The tape is posted on the internet and soon becomes an internet phenomenon, making Kick-Ass an overnight sensation.

As Kick-Ass, Dave sets up a MySpace account, so people can get in touch with him for help and is overwhelmed with reactions. While with Katie, she admits that she was being harassed by a medicine dealer, and Lizewski assures her to ask Kick-Ass for help. He investigates and ends up in a building full of aggressive lowlifes who try to kill him. He is saved by a costumed, sword-wielding young girl named knock-Girl ( Chloë Grace Moretz), who kills all the attackers and then leaves to join her father, Damon Macready (Nicolas Cage), whose alias as Big Daddy. knock-Girl (Mindy Macready) jumps across the rooftops and tells Kick-Ass to go behind her, but he is afraid to jump, so they leave him behind. Later Kick-Ass is visited at home by knock-Girl and Big Daddy who have tracked him from his MySpace account. knock-Girl and Big Daddy inform Kick-Ass that they can work together.

Meanwhile, native crime syndicate leader Frank D’Amico (Mark Strong) hears of the deaths of many of his men because of the new legend, Kick-Ass. In search of Kick-Ass, D’Amico kills an impersonator whom he thinks to be Kick-Ass. His son, Chris (Christopher Mintz-Plasse) advices that he create a new superhero persona (‘Red Mist’), inviting Kick-Ass into meeting him. At first, Red Mist attempts to lead Kick-Ass to a warehouse. They arrive to find it on fire, and the men are dead; Red Mist retrieves secret surveillance video recording which shows that Big Daddy is responsible for the assault. Red Mist asks Kick-Ass to call knock-Girl and Big Daddy for aid, and they arrange to meet at a secure house. As soon as they arrive, hit-Girl is sitting on a window ridge and Red Mist shoots her, throwing her out of the window. Kick-Ass and Big Daddy are captured by D’Amico’s men and taken to a warehouse where the gangsters stage an internet transmission, to unveil and execute the heroes and there starts a fierceful battle in which Big Daddy is killed.

After killing their enemies, both hit-Girl and Kick-Ass retire from crime combating, with Mindy living a normal life and attending the same school as Dave. Another wave of superheroes have been influenced by his exploits. Red Mist is shown donning a new mask and swearing vengeance.

Review aggregate website Rotten Tomatoes gives the picture a rating of 80% established on 49 reviews, with an average score of 7.3/10. The film received a 15-certificate rating in the United Kingdom, for “strong language, once very strong, & strong bloody comic violence”. It is similar to Watchmen (2009, Zack Snyder), Defendor (2009, Peter Stebbings)

THE LAST SONG

2010 April 9
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The Last Song is a 2010 American coming-of-age drama picture developed alongside the Nicholas Sparks novel by the same name. The film was directed by Julie Anne Robinson in her feature movie directorial debut and co-written by Sparks and Jeff Van Wie. The Last Song casts Miley Cyrus , Greg Kinnear, Kelly Preston and Liam Hemsworth and follows a troubled teenager’s story as she reconnects with her estranged father and falls in love during a summer in a solitary Southern beach town.

At seventeen, Veronica “Ronnie” Miller (Miley Cyrus ) remains as defiant as she was the day after her parents’ ugly separation and father’s subsequent relocation to Georgia three years ago. Once a classical piano genius under the guidance of her father, Steve Miller ( Greg Kinnear), Ronnie now rejects the instrument and has not in good terms with her father since he left. While Juilliard School has been interested in her since she was young, Ronnie refuses to attend.

Now, Steve is given the chance to reconnect with his estranged daughter when her mother, Kim (Kelly Preston) sends the rebellious teen and her younger sibling, Jonah (Bobby Coleman), to spend the summer with him. Steve, a former Juilliard School professor and live show pianist, now lives a solitary life in Tybee Island, the small Georgia beach town where he grew up, running on a stained glass window for the local church to replace the one the church lost in a fire.

Upon arrival, Ronnie is miserable, hostile and cynical toward all those around her, including handsome, popular Will Blakelee ( Liam Hemsworth) – until, after both she and Will become involved in protecting a Loggerhead Sea Turtle nest, she finds he is deeper than she believed. She then finds out that her father has cancer, and it is very malign. As Ronnie falls in love with Will, she also makes an effort to bond with her father Steve through the one thing they have in common- music. Her relationships have a lot of ups and downs, and Will goes to college and leaves her. In the end, her father passes away, and she plays the last song he ever composed at his funeral. Afterward, she finds Will, who transferred to Columbia to be closer to her, and they get back together.

The Last Song had originally been scheduled for a January 8, 2010 release, but on September 22, 2009 it was announced the release had been delayed until April 2, 2010.  Reviews for The Last Song have been generally negative. It currently holds a 13% approval rating on the review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes, based on 78 reviews. The Last Song is similar to Dear John (2010, Lasse Hallström) The Notebook (2004, Nick Cassavetes)

DATE NIGHT

2010 April 6
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Date Night is a forth-coming action-comedy picture directed by Shawn Levy and starring Steve Carell, Tina Fey, Mark Wahlberg, James Franco, Mark Ruffalo, Mila Kunis, Kristen Wiig, Common, Ray Liotta, Taraji P. Henson  and Leighton Meester. It is produced by Shawn Levy and Tom McNulty It is ready to be released on April 9, 2010 in the US.

Claire and Phil Foster (Tina Fey and Steve Carell) are a sub urban couple slog all throughtheir daily lives and marital life. Even their “date nights” of dinner and a film have turn into routine. To re ignite the marital spark, they go to a fashionable Manhattan bistro, where a instance of mistaken identity hurtles them through the city at immediate speeds, into non-stop adventure.  Turns out the reservation was for a pair of thieves, and now a number of sleazy characters want Phil and Claire murdered. If they can stay alivea weird life-threatening night, they may just revive the passion absent from their marriage.  Remembering what made them so special together, Phil and Claire take on a couple of crooked cops, a top-rank thug-and a crazed cabbie-as their date turns intoa night they’ll never stop thinking about.

Filming began in mid-April 2009. The trailer features the song “Burn It to the Ground” by Nickelback. It is rated PG13 for sexual and crude contents all through, language, some violence and a drug reference.  His other pictures are Just Married, The Pink Panther and Night at the Museum. Rotten Tomatoes has reported 75% fresh.

Why Did I Get Married Too ?

2010 March 31
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Why Did I Get Married Too is an forthcoming American humorous-drama picture produced by Lionsgate and Tyler Perry movies  and casts Tyler Perry, Janet Jackson, Jill Scott , Malik Yoba, Keyshia Cole , Monica Arnold and Tasha Smith. It is the sequel to Why Did I Get Married? (2007)

Reuniting the same charismatic starcast and characters from his hit humorous/drama, WHY DID I GET MARRIED, Tyler Perry brings the next part in the lives of eight college friends struggling with the challenge of marital life in WHY DID I GET MARRIED TOO.

Gathered together in the Bahamas for their yearly one-week meeting, four close couples excitedly reconnect, sharing stories about their lives and relations. But their personal week in joy is disrupted by the unpredicted entrance of Sheila’s ( Jill Scott) ex-spouse, Mike (Richard T. Jones), who doesn’t want her to marry  with Troy (Lamman Rucker ) and win her back. The others soon comprehend that they, too, are not immune to the challenges of loyalty and faithfulness. Angela (Tasha Smith) doesn’t trust her husband, Marcus (Michael Jai White), can be dependable, now that he’s a renowned sportscaster. Dianne (Sharon Leal) and Terry’s (Tyler Perry) relationship is feeling the strain of raising children. Patricia (Janet Jackson), a booming self-help psychologist, must lastly uncover the deep problems in her apparently perfect marriage to Gavin (Malik Yoba). With their relationships hanging in the balance when they return home, each couple must choose between guilt and forgiveness, mistrust and belief, with life-altering consequences.

Written and directed by Tyler Perry and produced by Perry and Reuben Cannon. It is planned to release on 2nd April 20 10. Due to Michael Jackson’s sudden demise, movie production was halted for a short point of time, but Miss Jackson returned to carry on with the movie.  Among his other films is Star Trek (May 8, 2009) where Perry had a cameo appearance .

CLASH OF THE TITANS

2010 March 29
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Clash of the Titans is a 2010 mythological fantasy picture which is a remake of the 1981 picture of the same name, itself loosely based on the Greek saga of Perseus. It is from the” Incredible Hulk “creator Louis Leterrier, starring Sam Worthington, the great hero made to carry out a string of quests by the gods in order to earn the hand of the captivated princess Andromeda ( Alexa Davalos) in order to marry her. The other star casts are Danny Huston, Gemma Arterton , Pete Postelthwaite, Ralph Fiennes and Liam Neeson. Clash of the Titans is written by Travis Beacham, Phil Hay and Matt Manfredi.

In “Clash of the Titans”, in prehistoric Greek times, the greatest battle for authority pits men against kings and kings versus the gods. But the crusade among the gods could end the humanity. Born of a god but raised as a man, Perseus ( Sam Worthington) is powerless to save his people from Hades ( Ralph Fiennes), unforgiving god of the criminal world. Losing everything, Perseus volunteers to head a risky task to conquer Hades before he snatches control from Zeus ( Liam Neeson) and let loose torment on earth. Leading a brave band of warriors, Perseus sets off on a perilous voyage hidden into illicit worlds. Fighting evil demons and fearsome beasts, he will only outlive if he can accept his rule as a god, challenge his luck and create his own destiny.

The original Clash of the Titans moved the climax of his previous film The Incredible Hulk – a battle in a burnt-down courtroom with temple-like columns – and has compared modern superheroes to Greek myths. Clash of the Titans was originally set for standard release on March 26, 2010. The Heat Vision Blog reported on January 27, 2010 that after a 3-D conversion test of the movie which Warner Bros. found to be a “roaring success,” the film would be converted to 3-D and would premiere on April 2, 2010. It is a edition of Clash of the Titans (1981, Desmond Davis), rated PG13 for mythological fantasy action violence, some frightening images and brief sexuality. A video game edition of the picture is being developed by Game Republic and will be published by Namco Bandai Games America Inc. and Warner Bros. Interactive. The game will allow players to take the role of Perseus and follow a story based on the film.

SHERLOCK HOLMES

2010 January 6
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Sherlock Holmes is a 2009 picture version of Arthur Conan Doyle’s story bound character of the same name. The movie was directed by Guy Ritchie and produced by Joel Silver, Lionel Wigram, Susan Downey and Dan Lin.

In 1891 London, Sherlock Holmes (Robert Downey, Jr.) and Dr. John Watson (Jude Law) chase to put a hinder to a human sacrifice ritual conducted by Lord Blackwood (Mark Strong). Holmes and Watson hinder the sacrifice just in time and neutralize Lord Blackwood, after which the cop, led by Inspector Lestrade (Eddie Marsan), pull in and catch him.

Blackwood’s execution takes place three months later, during which Holmes has become bored without a new case. Watson prepares to leave 221B Baker Street to set up his own business, and he intends to tie knot with Mary Morstan (Kelly Reilly). Blackwood requests Holmes’ presence on the day of his capital punishment, and warns him that three more deaths will occur after his capital punishment that will change the very nature of their world. Later, Blackwood is executed by hanging, declared dead by Watson himself.

Holmes is re-acquainted with Irene Adler (Rachel McAdams), the only one who has managed to outwit him. She offers him a sum of cash to pursue a case of a missing red-haired midget by the name of Reardon. Holmes disguises himself to find the identity of Adler’s employer, but can only guess him as a professor. Three days after Blackwood’s execution, his crypt is found shattered, from the inside out, and an eyewitness reports seeing Blackwood walking away. Holmes, Watson, and Lestrade find Blackwood’s coffin contains the body of the red-haired midget. Holmes follows clues from a pocket timepiece on the body to the midget’s house, where they discover several chemistry tests. They closely shun capture by three thugs that have arrived to destroy the evidence in the home, but afterward are arrested for property damage. Watson is freed on bail by Miss Morstan, while Holmes is taken to the Temple of the Four Orders, an occult-dabbling secret society. Their leaders disclose Blackwood was an ex- associate, and plead for Holmes to assist hinder him. Holmes denies their kind proposal of reward but continues to investigate. As Holmes and Watson inspect, the two senior members are assasinated through clear paranormal means by Blackwood, and he assumes control of the order, desiring to use the Order’s power to push for England to retake the United States after their civil war has weakened their defenses. Blackwood orders the house Secretary, a member of the Order, to issue a warrant for Holmes’ capture.

Holmes and Watson go behind hints to an industrial slaughterhouse, where they are taunted by Blackwood and forced to rescue Adler from a deadly conveyor belt trap. Watson chases after Blackwood but is caught by a tripwire, setting off a blast; Watson is capable to caution Holmes and Alder to safety but is badly wounded himself in the explosion. Holmes realizes he is hunted by the cop and goes into hiding, and reflects on the clues he has collected. He comes to realize that Blackwood is attempting to cast a spell based on the sphinx, with the three assasinated tied to three of the mythical creature’s animal constituents: man, ox, and eagle. Holmes deduces the fourth, the lion, is symbolized by the English Parliament. Holmes allows Lestrade to capture and bring him to the home Secretary. Overconfident, the Secretary reveals Blackwood’s plan for wiping out all the Lords but save those devoted supporters of his. Holmes escapes, diving into the river Thames, and is saved by a waiting boat with Watson and Adler in it.

Regrouping with Watson and Adler, Holmes takes them to the sewers below Parliament where they find a apparatus devised by the midget that is operated by a remote trigger held by Blackwood that will release a cyanide derivative into the Parliament chambers. The three fight off Blackwood’s men and extricate the cyanide cylinders from the apparatus. Adler grabs the cylinders and races away, followed by Holmes; Blackwood becomes aware his machine has failed and shortly follows thereafter. The three pull in at the top of the Tower Bridge, still under construction. Blackwood knocks Adler to a lower platform, where she falls unconscious. Holmes tricks Blackwood into becoming entangled in the ropes and chains, and Blackwood is soon hanging insecurely from these over the Thames while Holmes recounts that all of Blackwood’s “mystical” acts were applications of science and trickery. Holmes intends for Blackwood to stand trial but, tangled in ropes, Blackwood falls and is hanged by the chains. Holmes helps Adler get well, though handcuffs her. She explains that the mystifying caped man in the carriage is one Professor Moriarty. Holmes drops the key to the handcuffs in Adler’s bosom and leaves her, returning to Watson. The cop pull in to inform a dead officer found near Blackwood’s machine, and Holmes deduces that chasing Adler and fighting Blackwood was a distraction by Moriarty, who used the distraction to take a key component of Blackwood’s remote control device from the {machine|apparatus.

The film was released in the United States on December 25, 2009, and on December 26, 2009, in the UK, Ireland, and the Pacific. Review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes reports that 68% of 183 critics have given the film a positive review, with a rating average of 6.1 out of 10. The film opened to an estimated $65,380,000 in its first weekend, placing in second at the US box office to Avatar, which grossed $75 million.