Thursday August 21, 2008
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Hey Insiders,

Another two weeks (or if you're terribly British, a fortnight) has passed, and we're guessing that you might be suffering from Beijing overkill by now. Hey, Stephanie Rice is a great athlete and not exactly hard on the eyes, but there's other things to look at as well. Take Joaquin Phoenix and Mark Wahlberg for example. They're both great actors, they're both sexy and they're both in We Own the Night, which has so much drama packed into it, there's a chance it will burst at the seams.

Also crammed full of drama is the star-studded Street Kings: Keanu Reeves, Chris Evans, Forest Whitaker and Hugh "he may be House to you but he'll always be The Prince Regent to us" Laurie all combine to deliver a gritty drama about cops on the edge, and the wrong side of the law. Things are just as tense in Untraceable, which stars the always-gorgeous Diane Lane as an FBI agent hunting down a serial killer (is there any other kind in Hollywood?)

If you want something a bit lighter, you can go to your Network store's new release wall right now and pick up Forgetting Sarah Marshall. Any movie that stars How I Met Your Mother's Jason Segal (in all his glory), Kirsten "Veronica Mars" Bell and That '70s Show cutey Mila Kunis is alright by us. Oh, and it's wet-your-pants funny, so make sure you take precautions before you sit on the couch.

And that's not all: Ben Affleck shines behind in the camera with Gone Baby Gone; 10,000 BC sees you visit a land of adventure; and Jodie Foster is stranded on Nim's Island with no sign of Gilligan or murderous smoke monsters.

Phew, like watching some people in spandex run around a track could match up to that kind of entertainment.

See you in-store.

We Own The Night
Bobby Green is the popular manager of El Caribe, the legendary Russian-owned nightclub, he has changed his last name and concealed his connection to a long line of distinguished New York cops. For Bobby, every night is a party in a haze of cigarette smoke and disco music.But New York City's drug trade is escalating. Bobby tries to keep a friendly distance from the Russian gangster who is operating out of his nightclub - a gangster that is being targeted by his brother, an up-and-coming NYPD officer, and his father, Burt, the legendary deputy chief of police.
Street Kings
In the wake of the L.A. Riots, an LAPD cop (Keanu Reeves) who always went above and beyond the call of duty to keep the streets safe receives a startling wake-up call that leaves him convinced that he can no longer employ the tactics that made him so effective in his work.
Within the FBI, there exists a division dedicated to investigating and prosecuting criminals on the internet. Welcome to the front lines of the war on cybercrime, where Special Agent Jennifer Marsh (Diane Lane) has seen it all - until now. A tech-savvy internet predator is displaying his graphic murders on his own website and the fate of each of his tormented captives is left in the hands of the public: the more hits his site gets, the faster his victims die. When this game of cat and mouse becomes personal, Marsh and her team must race against the clock to track down this technical mastermind who is virtually untraceable.
Gone Baby Gone
Critics are calling Ben Affleck's directorial debut "mesmerising." When two young private detectives (Casey Affleck - Good Will Hunting, and Michelle Monaghan - Mission: Impossible III) are hired to take a closer look into the mysterious disappearance of a little girl, they soon unravel a multitude of twists and turns where nothing is what it seems. Ultimately they must risk everything - their relationship, their sanity, and even their lives - in the search to find her. Casey Affleck and Morgan Freeman are electrifying, and Amy Ryan (Capote) delivers "a vibrant, knockout performance" in this edge-of-your-seat crime drama.
10,000 BC
A prehistoric epic that follows a young mammoth hunter named D'Leh's journey through uncharted territory to secure the future of his tribe. When a band of mysterious horse-riding warlords raid the Yaghal camp and kidnaps his heart's desire - the beautiful Evolet along with many others, D'Leh is forced to lead a small group of hunters south to pursue the warlords to the end of the world to save her. Driven by destiny, the unlikely band of warriors must battle saber-toothed cats and terror birds in the Levant
Nim's Island
Anything can happen on Nim's Island, a magical place ruled by a young girl's imagination. It is an existence that mirrors that of her favourite literary character, Alex Rover - the world's greatest adventurer. But Alexandra, the author of the Rover books, leads a reclusive life in the big city. When Nim's father goes missing from their island, a twist of fate brings her together with Alexandra. Now they must draw courage from their fictional hero, Alex Rover, and find strength in one another to conquer Nim's Island.

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Thanks to all those who made the Cans for Films Festival a great success .
Forgetting Sarah Marshall (MA15+)

Struggling musician Peter Bretter has spent six years idolizing his girlfriend, television star Sarah Marshall. He's the guy left holding her purse in paparazzi photos and accidently omitted from acceptance award speeches. But his world is rocked when she dumps him and Peter finds himself alone. After an unsuccessful bout of womanizing and an on-the-job nervous breakdown, he sees that not having Sarah may just ruin his life.
Things We Lost In The Fire (MA15+)

Academy Award®-Winners Halle Berry and Beninco Del Toro star in "Things We Lost in the Fire", a compelling drama about two people brought together by fate. Audrey Burke's (Berry) life has been shattered by the sudden death of her husband. In grief, she turns to one of his life-long friends, Jerry Sunborne (Del Toro), a former lawyer who is on a serious downward spiral. Together, they work to repair their lives. Directed by Oscar® nominee Susanne Bier (After the Wedding), produced by Academy Award® winner Sam Mendes, and also starring Golden Globe® winner David Duchovny, (The X Files).
Deception (MA15+)

McGregor plays Jonathan, an accountant disconnected from life, who is reinvigorated by his new friend Wyatt (Jackman), a powerful and charismatic lawyer who introduces Jonathan to a mysterious sex club known as The List. Shortly after meeting the woman of his dreams, Jonathan becomes the number one suspect in not only the woman's disappearance and possible murder but also a $20 million theft.
House M.D. - Season 4 (M)

Golden Globe winner Hugh Laurie is on call as sardonic Dr. Gregory House in Season Four of the smash-hit House, television's most intelligent and provocative drama. Be a part of this medical mystery solving team as House and his staff take on baffling cases in this hilarious and heart breaking yet gripping series.
Singstar Amped (PG)

Get ready to step up on stage and into the spotlight as you turn on your inner rock star. Featuring tracks from legends like Nirvana, David Bowie, Nickleback, Foo Fighters and Ozzy Osbourne. The game offers a compilation of dozens of chart-topping hits for players to perform. Indulge with solo performance in single-player mode and share the stage with multiplayer options including cooperative Duet Mode, one-on-one Battle Mode and the team-based Pass-the-Mic.

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