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New Flicks

Memoirs of a Geisha
You cannot break her spirit.

Genres: Drama / Romance
Director: Rob Marshall
Distributors: DreamWorks and Sony Pictures
Starring: Ziyi Zhag, Ken Watanabe, Gong Li, Michelle Yeoh, Youki Kudoh
In 1929, an impovenrished nine-year-old named Chiyo from a fishing village is sold to a geisha house in Kyoto's Gion district and subjected to cruel treatment from the owners and the head geisha Hatsumomo. Her stunning beauty attracts the vindictive jealousy of Hatsumomo, until she is rescued by and taken under the wing of Hatsumomo's bitter rival, Mameha. Under Mameha's mentorship, Chiyo becomes the geisha named Sayuri, trained in all the artistic and social skills a geisha must master in order to survive in her society. As a renowned geisha she enters a society of wealth, privilege, and political intrigue. As World War II looms Japa, the geisha's world is forever changed by the onslaught of history.

Match Point
Passion Temptation Obsession.

Genres: Drama / Thriller
Director: Woody Allen
Distributors: DreamWorks Pictures
Starring: Brian Cox, Matthew Goode, Scarlett Johansson, Emily Mortimer, Jonathan Rhys-Meyers
Chris (Jonathan Rhys-Meyers), a former tennis pro, social-climbs into the world of the British upper crust when he gets engaged to one of his wealthy tennis students. But Chris is not the type to leave well enough alone and he soon falls for Nola (Scarlett Johansson), a sexy American actress who is dating his rival Tom (Matthew Goode), Chris's friend and soon-to-be brother-in-law.

Top at the Box Office 

1. King Kong
The eighth wonder of the world.
Genre: Fantasy / Sci-Fi / Thriller
Starring: Naomi Watts, Jack Black, Adrien Brody, Andy Serkis, Thomas Kretschmann
2. The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
The beloved masterpiece comes to life.
Genres: Action / Adventure / Fantasy
Starring: Tilda Swinton, James McAvoy, James Cosmo, Jim Broadbent
3. Fun With Dick and Jane
See Dick Run.
Genres: Comedy and Crime/Gangster
Starring: Jim Carrey, Téa Leoni, Alec Baldwin, Richard Jenkins, Angie Harmon
4. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
"Difficult times lie ahead, Harry."
Genre: Mystery / Thriller
Starring: Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint, Michael Gambon
5. Memoirs of a Geisha
You cannot break her spirit.
Genres: Drama / Romance
Starring: Ziyi Zhang, Ken Watanabe, Gong Li, Michelle Yeoh, Youki Kudoh


Source: IMDB and YahooMovies


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