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February 2008 Movie Releases


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Below a list of the new movies to get released in February 2008:

Movie Title: Caramel
Genre: Comedy
Director: Nadine Labaki
Written by: Rodney El Haddad, Jihad Hojeily
Starring: Nadine Labaki, Yasmine Al Masri, Joanna Moukarzel, Gisele Aouad
Release Date: Fri 01, Feb 2008

Plot Synopsis: In Beirut, five women meet regularly in a beauty salon, a colorful and sensual microcosm of the city where several generations come into contact, talk and confide in each other. Layale loves Rabih, but Rabih is married. Nisrine is Muslim and her forthcoming marriage poses a problem; she is no longer a virgin. Rima is tormented by her attraction to women and especially to a lovely client with long hair. Jamale is refusing to grow old. Rose has sacrificed her life to take care of her elderly sister. In the salon, their intimate and liberated conversations revolve around men, sex and motherhood, between haircuts and sugar waxing with caramel.

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Movie Title: Strange Wilderness
Genre: Comedy
Director: Fred Wolf
Written by: Peter Gaulke, Fred Wolf
Starring: Steve Zahn, Allen Covert
Release Date: Fri 01, Feb 2008

Plot Synopsis: The story follows the hosts (Zahn and Covert) of fictional wildlife TV show Strange Wilderness, which is headed toward extinction because of bad ratings; they hatch a scheme to find the one animal that can save the show: Bigfoot.

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Movie Title: The Eye
Genre: Drama/Horror/Thriller
Director: David Moreau, Xavier Palud
Written by: Sebastian Gutierrez, Jo Jo Yuet-chun Hui
Starring: Jessica Alba
Release Date: Fri 01, Feb 2008

Plot Synopsis: Sydney Wells (Jessica Alba) is an accomplished concert violinist who has been blind since a childhood tragedy. Sydney undergoes a double corneal transplant, and her sight is restored. But Sydney's happiness is short-lived as unexplainable shadowy and frightening images start to haunt her. Are they a passing aftermath of her surgery, Sydney's mind adjusting to sight, a product of her imagination, or something horrifyingly real? As Sydney's family and friends begin to doubt her sanity, Sydney is soon convinced that her anonymous eye donor has somehow opened the door to a terrifying world only she can now see.

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Movie Title: Fool's Gold
Genre: Action/Adventure/Romance
Director: Andy Tennant
Written by: John Claflin, Daniel Zelman
Starring: Kate Hudson, Matthew McConaughey
Release Date: Fri 08, Feb 2008

Plot Synopsis: A new clue to the whereabouts of a lost treasure rekindles a married couple's sense of adventure -- and their estranged romance.

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Movie Title: Definitely Maybe
Genre: Comedy/Romance
Director: Adam Brooks
Written by: Adam Brooks
Starring: Ryan Reynolds, Isla Fisher, Derek Luke, Abigail Breslin
Release Date: Thu 14, Feb 2008

Plot Synopsis: In the midst of a divorce Will Hayes (Ryan Reynolds), a Manhattan dad, tries to answer his 10 year-old daughter, Maya (Abigail Breslin), who starts to question him about his life before marriage. She wants indeed to know absolutely everything about how her parents met and fell in love. As Maya puts together the pieces of her dad's romantic puzzle, she begins to understand that love is not so simple or easy. And as Will tells her his tale, Maya helps him to understand that it's definitely never too late to go back...and maybe even possible to find a happy ending.

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Movie Title: Jumper
Genre: Science-Fiction/Thriller
Director: Doug Liman
Written by: Simon Kinberg (screenplay), Steven Gould (novel)
Starring: Hayden Christensen
Release Date: Fri 15, Feb 2008

Plot Synopsis: A genetic anomaly allows a young man to teleport himself anywhere. He discovers this gift has existed for centuries and finds himself in a war that has been raging for thousands of years between 'Jumpers' and those who have sworn to kill them.

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Movie Title: Spiderwick Chronicles
Genre: Thriller/Fantasy
Director: Mark Waters
Written by: Karey Kirkpatrick (screenplay), David Berenbaum (screenplay), John Sayles (screenplay), Tony DiTerlizzi (book), Holly Black (books)
Starring: Freddie Highmore, David Strathairn, Marie-Louise Parker, Nick Nolte
Release Date: Fri 15, Feb 2008

Plot Synopsis: Upon moving into the run-down Spiderwick Estate with their mother, twin brothers Jared and Simon Grace, along with their sister Mallory, find themselves pulled into an alternate world full of faeries and other creatures.

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Movie Title: The Year My Parents Went on Vacation
Genre: Drama
Director: Cao Hamburger
Written by: Adriana Falcao, Claudio Galperin
Starring: Michel Joelsas, Germano Haiut, Daniela Piepszyk, Caio Blat, Liliana Castro
Release Date: Fri 15, Feb 2008

Plot Synopsis: Set in the turbulent year of 1970, this poignant and humorous coming of age story thrusts twelve year-old Mauro (Michel Joelsas) into a maelstrom of political and personal upheaval. When his left-wing militant parents are forced to go underground, Mauro is left in the care of his Jewish grandfather’s neighbor in Sao Paulo. Suddenly finding himself an exile in his own country, he is forced to create an ersatz family from the religiously diverse and colorful population of his new neighborhood.Mauro befriends tomboyish, street smart Hanna (Daniela Piepszyk) and develops a crush on Irene (Liliana Castro,) a pretty waitress in a local bar where everyone, including Mauro, an ardent soccer fan, gathers to watch iconic star Pelé in the 1970 World Cup championship which Mauro hopes to watch with his parents if they return to Brazil in time…

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Movie Title: Vantage Point
Genre: Action/Thriller
Director: Pete Travis
Written by: Denis Quaid, Matthew Fox, Forest Whitaker, Sigourney Weaver, William Hurt
Starring: Denis Quaid, Matthew Fox, Forest Whitaker, Sigourney Weaver, William Hurt
Release Date: Fri 15, Feb 2008

Plot Synopsis: In Columbia Pictures' Vantage Point, Thomas Barnes (Dennis Quaid) and Kent Taylor (Matthew Fox) are two Secret Service agents assigned to protect President Ashton (William Hurt) at a landmark summit on the global war on terror. When President Ashton is shot moments after his arrival in Salamanca, Spain, chaos ensues and disparate lives collide. In the crowd is Howard Lewis (Forest Whitaker), an American tourist videotaping the historic event to show his kids when he returns home. Also there is Rex (Sigourney Weaver), an American TV news producer who is reporting on the conference. It's only as we follow each person's perspective of the same 15 minutes prior to and immediately after the shooting that the terrifying truth behind the assassination attempt is revealed.

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Movie Title: Be Kind Rewind
Genre: Comedy
Director: Michel Gondry
Written by: Michel Gondry
Starring: Jack Black, Mos Def, Danny Glover, Mia Farrow
Release Date: Fri 22, Feb 2008

Plot Synopsis: Jerry (Jack Black) is a junkyard worker who attempts to sabotage a power plant that he believes is melting his brain. But when his plan goes awry, the magnetic field that he creates accidentally erases all of the videotapes in a local video store where his best friend Mike (Mos Def) works. Fearing that the mishap will cost Mike his job, the two friends team up to keep the store's only loyal customer, a little old lady with a tenuous grasp on reality (Mia Farrow) from realizing what has happened by recreating and re-filming every movie that she decides to rent. From Ghostbusters, Driving Miss Daisy, RoboCop, Rush Hour 2, 2001: A Space Odyssey, Boyz n the Hood, and The Lion King. Jerry and Mike become the biggest stars in their neighborhood by starring in the biggest movies ever made.

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Movie Title: The Signal (2014)
Genre: Horror
Director: David Bruckner, Dan Bush, Jacob Gentry
Written by: David Bruckner, Jacob Gentry
Starring: A.J. Bowen, Anessa Ramsey, Justin Welborn
Release Date: Fri 22, Feb 2008

Plot Synopsis: A science fiction horror film told in three parts from three perspectives in which a mysterious transmission invades every cell phone, radio and TV, turning people into killers. The film was shot in three parts (called "transmissions") that were made by different directors without input from the other two during the shoot. As a result, all parts feel different: one a splatter-movie, one a darkly comedic mystery-love story, one a thriller.

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Movie Title: Waz - The Killing Gene
Genre: Crime/Thriller
Director: Tom Shankland
Written by: Clive Bradley
Starring: Stellan Skarsgard, Melissa George, Ashley Walters, Selma Blair
Release Date: Fri 22, Feb 2008

Plot Synopsis: Bodies are beginning to be found in the dark city streets yet there is something horribly wrong with them. Some are mutilated while others have an equation w?z = Cov (w,z) = ßwzVz carved into their flesh. As Detective Argo (Stellan Skarsgård) and his new partner (Melissa George) begin to unearth the meaning of the odd equation, they soon realise that each victim is being offered a gruesome choice: kill your loved ones or be killed yourself.

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Movie Title: Witless Protection
Genre: Comedy
Director: Charles Robert Carner
Written by: Charles Robert Carner
Starring: Larry the Cable Guy, Jenny McCarthy, Joe Mantegna, Ivana Milicevic, Lisa Lampanelli
Release Date: Fri 22, Feb 2008

Plot Synopsis: During a routine day spent patrolling his small town sheriff Larry witnesses a beautiful woman, Madeleine, being held against her will by four mysterious, black-suited men. Recognizing the opportunity to save the day, Larry kidnaps her, only to learn that Madeleine is actually a key witness in a high-stakes Chicago crime case and her captors are FBI agents assigned to protect her.Madeleine is furious, but Larry, who rightly suspects the agents are crooked and Madeleine is in danger, forces her on a harebrained trip to Chicago to solve the case himself. Together, the mismatched duo must grapple with angry FBI agents, quack doctors, and Chicago high society.

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Movie Title: Bonneville
Genre: Comedy/Drama
Director: Christopher N. Rowley
Written by: Daniel D. Davis
Starring: Christine Baranski, Victor Rasuk, Tom Amndes, Tom Woplat
Release Date: Fri 29, Feb 2008

Plot Synopsis: Faced with the decision of a lifetime, Arvilla Holden (Jessica Lange) hijacks her two best friends and sets off in a vintage '66 Bonneville convertible across the great American West. What begins as a simple trip will end up becoming a chance to rediscover themselves, their friendship, the importance of promises - and of living life to the fullest.

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Movie Title: City of Men
Genre: Action/Drama
Director: Fernando Meirelles
Written by: Elena Soarez, Paulo Morelli
Starring: Douglas Silva, Darlan Cunha
Release Date: Fri 29, Feb 2008

Plot Synopsis: Best buddies Acerola and Laranjinha, about to turn 18, discover things about their missing fathers' pasts which will shatter their solid friendship, in the middle of a war between rival drug gangs from Rio's favelas.

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Movie Title: Other Boleyn Girl
Genre: Drama/History/Romance
Director: Justin Chadwick
Written by: Peter Morgan (screenplay), Philippa Gregory (novel)
Starring: Scarlett Johansson, Nathalie Portman, Eric Bana, Jim Sturgess
Release Date: Fri 29, Feb 2008

Plot Synopsis: Two sisters contend for the affection of King Henry VIII.

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Movie Title: Penelope
Genre: Comedy/Drama/Fantasy
Director: Mark Palansky
Written by: Leslie Caveny
Starring: Christina Ricci, James McAvoy, Catherine O'Hara, Reese Witherspoon
Release Date: Fri 29, Feb 2008

Plot Synopsis: Generations ago, a witch placed a curse on the Wilhern family that would result in the next girl being born into the clan having a porcine snout -- and now young Penelope (Christina Ricci) has fallen victim to the vengeful hag's unsightly grudge. When tabloid reporter Lemon (Peter Dinklage) runs a misleadingly frightening photograph of the kind-hearted Penelope, her parents, Jessica (Catherine O'Hara) and Franklin (Richard E. Grant), lock the girl away in a sprawling mansion. Though it is said that the curse can be lifted if a man of Penelope's status takes her hand in marriage, every man who lays eyes on the girl takes flight at first sight, never to return -- until the arrival of Max (James McAvoy), that is. An unrepentant gambler with a heavy heart and an ulterior motive for meeting Penelope, Max is unexpectedly caught off guard by the pig-nosed girl's disarming charm, and suddenly flees before having carried out his nefarious plan. Now determined to throw caution to the wind and explore the world on her own terms, Penelope makes the acquaintance of independent-minded delivery girl Annie (Reese Witherspoon), who quickly agrees to join her newfound friend on the ultimate journey of self-discovery.

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Movie Title: Semi-Pro
Genre: Comedy/Sport
Director: Kent Alterman
Written by: Scott Armstrong
Starring: Will Ferrell, Woody Harrelson, Andre benjamin
Release Date: Fri 29, Feb 2008

Plot Synopsis: Will Ferrell stars in Semi-Pro, a comedy set in 1976 against the backdrop of the maverick ABA—a fast-paced, wild and crazy basketball league that rivaled the NBA and made a name for itself with innovations like the three-point shot and slam dunk contest. Ferrell plays Jackie Moon, a one-hit wonder who used the profits from the success of his chart-topping song "Love Me Sexy" to achieve his dream of owning a basketball team. But Moon’s franchise, the Flint Michigan Tropics, is the worst team in the league and in danger of folding when the ABA announces its plans to merge with the NBA. If they want to survive, Jackie and the Tropics must now do the seemingly impossible—win.

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