New At The Movies: ‘Talladega Nights’ & More
First Published: August 4, 2006 3:19 PM EDT Credit: Access Hollywood
-- ?Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby?
Starring: Will Ferrell, David Koechner, Sacha Baron Cohen, John C. Reilly, Michael Clarke Duncan, Amy Adams, Gary Cole, Leslie Bibb
Ricky Bobby is a go-for-broke race car driver who, in races, either finishes first or doesn’t finish at all. Unhappy with these results, Bobby’s team owner brings over Jean Girard, a French Formula One driver, who quickly becomes Bobby’s biggest rival.
Starring: Kevin James, Courteney Cox, Danny Glover, Sam Elliott, Wanda Sykes
A free-wheeling cow named Otis and his misfit farm animal friends regularly play tricks on humans — sing, dance and party — but when Otis is suddenly placed in a position of responsibility around the barnyard, he must find the courage and confidence to become a leader.
“The Night Listener?
Starring: Robin Williams, Toni Collette, Sandra Oh, Rory Culkin, Joe Morton, Bobby Cannavale
A psychological thriller that revolves around the celebrated writer and popular late-night radio show host, Gabriel Noone, who develops an intense relationship with a young listener named Pete and his adopted mother, just as his own domestic life is undergoing changes. When a troubling question arises regarding the boy’s identity, it causes Gabriel’s ordered existence to spin wildly out of control as he sets out on a harrowing journey to find the truth.
Magdalena is the daughter of a Mexican-American family who runs a storefront church in Echo Park, Los Angeles. With her fifteenth-birthday approaching, all she can think about is her boyfriend, her Quinceañera dress, and the Hummer Limo she hopes will carry her on her special day. But a few months before the celebration, Magdalena falls pregnant. As the elaborate preparations for her Quinceañera proceed, it is only a matter of time before her religious father finds out and rejects her. Forced out of her home, Magdalena moves in with her great-great uncle, Tomas, an old man who makes his living by selling champurrado--a Mexican hot drink--in the street. Already living with him is Carlos, Magdalena’s cousin, a tough cholo who was thrown out by his parents. Carlos does not disguise his disapproval of Magdalena’s arrival. The back house rental where Tomas has lived happily for many years is on a property that was recently purchased by an affluent white gay couple--pioneers of gentrification in the neighborhood. Inevitably, worlds collide when they become entangled in the lives of their tenants. As Magdalena’s pregnancy grows more visible, she, Carlos, and Tomas pull together as a family of outsiders. But the economics of the neighborhood are turning against them. Ultimately, this precipitates a crisis that threatens their way of life.
On a daredevil caving holiday in the Appalachian Mountains, six women friends are unexpectedly trapped underground when a rock fall blocks their exit. Searching the maze of tunnels for a way out, they find themselves hunted by a race of fearless, hungry predators, once humanoid but now monstrously adapted to live in the dark. As the others battle for their lives, Sarah, still recovering from a mental collapse brought on by the recent deaths of her family, is fighting for her sanity. When old secrets are revealed, the friends turn on one another, causing the group to implode. Betrayed and desperate, Sarah realizes that to make it back to the surface, she must become as savage as the creatures themselves.
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