NEW MOVIES RELEASED IN Theaters THIS WEEK I AM LEGEND , The Perfect Holiday , Alvin and the Chipmunks , The Kite Runner , and Youth Without Youth
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I Am Legend 2007 American post-apocalyptic science fiction horror film directed by Francis Lawrence and starring Will Smith.
A virus wipes out the population of New York City in 2009, leaving virologist Robert Neville (Will Smith) the last human survivor in the city and possibly the world. Neville lives alone with his dog for three years, attempting to contact and find other possible survivors. He is watched by nocturnal mutant victims of the plague. Neville was the indirect cause of the fall of man: his government-funded research helped spread the virus, and he now works to redeem himself for this folly by working to find a cure. Naturally immune, Neville realizes that two percent of the human race must also be immune. Nevertheless, many of them were killed by the infected, who became cannibalistic. Neville finds himself outnumbered by the infected and running out of time.As soon as he meets with the leader of the mutants, they decide on a truce
Alvin and the Chipmunks
Songwriter Dave Seville transforms singing chipmunks Alvin, Simon and Theodore into pop sensations–while the out-of-control trio lays waste to Dave”s home, wreaks havoc with his career, and turns Dave”s once-orderly life upside-down.
The Perfect Holiday
Â Director: Lance Rivera. Starring: Gabrielle Union, Queen Latifah, Terrence Howard, Malik Hammond, Charlie Murphy, and Katt Williams
Nancy is a divorced mother of three who is so busy raising her children that she’s forgotten to care for herself as well. With Christmas fast approaching, she decides to take her kids to the mall to meet Santa Claus, not knowing that her youngest daughter Emily has sensed her mother’s sadness and is determined to use her time with Santa to make her mom happy again. Just a few days prior, Emily heard her mom say that all she wanted for Christmas was a compliment from a man, so that’s exactly what she tells Santa, as it turns out, office supply salesman and struggling songwriter Benjamin, who ends up giving Nancy just what she wants for Christmas
Youth Without Youth
A love story wrapped in a mystery. “Youth Without Youth” stars Tim Roth as Dominic Matei, a professor whose life changes after a cataclysmic incident during the dark years prior to World War II. Becoming a fugitive, he is pursued through far-flung locations including Romania, Switzerland, Malta and India. The screenplay adapted from a novella by legendary Romanian author Mircea Eliade.
The Kite Runner is a 2007 film directed by Marc Forster based on the novel of the same name by Khaled Hosseini. Though most of the novel is set in Afghanistan, these parts of the movie were mostly shot in Kashgar, China due to the dangers of filming in Afghanistan at the time of the making of the movie. Much of the film’s dialogue is in Dari (Persian) (with English subtitles), and English. Most of the actors involved with the film, including the child actors, are native speakers. Filming wrapped up on December 21, 2006 and the movie was expected to be released on November 2, 2007. However, after concern of the safety of the young actors in the film, its release date has been pushed back six weeks to December 14, 2007. Despite the fact that the official release date was pushed back, the movie was released to winners of the online Kite Runner Movie contest. Winners of this contest were able to watch a pre-screening of the movie, which took place in November 2007. In the same month, several hundred students from Independence High School in San Jose, where Khaled Hosseini graduated from, were given the privilege to watch a pre-screening as well.