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The Number 23

The truth will find you.
Genre: Mystery / Thriller
Director: Joel Schumacher
Distributor: New Line Cinema
Starring: Jim Carrey, Virginia Madsen, Danny Huston, Rhona Mitra, Logan Lerman

Spiraling into a dark obsession with the number 23, Walter Sparrow twists his once idyllic life into an inferno of psychological torture that could possibly lead to his death as well as the deaths of his loved ones. Spurred on by a mysterious novel, The Number 23, that he doesn't dare put down, Walter is forced to unlock the secrets of his past before he can continue his future with his wife, Agatha, and teenage son, Robin. The novel, given to Walter by Agatha as a birthday gift, depicts a chilling murder mystery that seems to mirror Walter's life in dark and uncontrollable ways. The life of the book's main character, a brooding detective named Fingerling, is filled with moments that echo Walter's own history. As the world of the book starts to come alive, Walter becomes infected by the most frightening and evocative part of it: Fingerling's obsession with the hidden power of the number 23. This obsession permeates the book and begins to control Walter.


There's more than one way to lose your life to a killer.
Genre: Crime / Drama / Thriller
Director: David Fincher
Distributors: Warner Bros. and Paramount Pictures
Starring: Jake Gyllenhaal, Mark Ruffalo, Robert Downey Jr., Anthony Edwards, Brian Cox

A serial killer in the San Francisco Bay Area taunts police with his letters and cryptic messages. We follow the investigators and reporters in this lightly fictionalised account of the true 1970's case as they search for the murderer, becoming obsessed with the case. Based on Robert Graysmith's book, the movie's focus is the lives and careers of the detectives and newspaper people.

Top at the Box Office

1. Ghost Rider

Long ago he made a deal to save someone he loved.
Genres: Fantasy / Thriller
Starring: Nicolas Cage, Wes Bentley, Eva Mendes, Matthew Long,

2. The Number 23

The truth will find you.
Genre: Mystery / Thriller
Starring: Jim Carrey, Virginia Madsen, Danny Huston, Rhona Mitra, Logan Lerman

3. Bridge to Terabithia

The beloved novel comes to life.
Genre: Adventure / Family / Fantasy
Starring: AnnaSophia Robb, Josh Hutcherson, Zooey Deschanel, Lauren Clinton

4. Reno 911!: Miami

A rag-tag team of cops to save the day.
Genre: Comedy
Starring: Robert Ben Garant, Thomas Lennon, Niecy Nash, Cedric Yarbrough

5. Norbit

Have you ever made a really big mistake?
Genre: Comedy / Romance
Starring: Eddie Murphy, Cuba Gooding Jr., Thandie Newton, Eddie Griffin


Source: YahooMovies and IMDB.com

Compiled by Imran H. Khan


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