Warner Bros. Fall/Holiday 2008 Movie Preview


Warner Bros. just sent in their preview kit for their Fall/Holiday 2008 season and it includes new pics and information for seven of their upcoming films including Appaloosa starring Viggo Mortensen and Ed Harris, Body of Lies starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Russell Crowe and Carice van Houten, Four Christmases starring Reese Witherspoon and Vince Vaughn, Nights in Rodanthe starring Richard Gere and Diane Lane, Pride and Glory with Ed Norton and Colin Farrell, RocknRolla from director Guy Ritchie and Jim Carrey’s latest flick called Yes Man. Also releasing is Clint Eastwood’s Gran Torino in December, but the first pic from that film is yet to be released.

Below is a teaser pic, the release date and synopsis for each film. As always, the previews are below and the links open in new windows to check out the pics. At the bottom of the article are links to previous previews.

I have also added all of the new pics in one big gallery of which you can access using the thumbnails at the bottom of the article.

In theatres on September 17 (NY/LA/Toronto)

October 3 (wide)
Viggo Mortensen and Ed Harris in Appaloosa

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Set in the Old West territory of New Mexico, “Appaloosa” revolves around a pair of hired guns (Viggo Mortensen and Ed Harris) who come to clean up a dangerous town run by a ruthless, powerful rancher (Jeremy Irons) and his band of outlaws. While boldly bringing new order to the town, the two fearless lawmen meet a provocative outsider (Renee Zellweger) whose unconventional ways threaten to destroy their decade-old bond.

In theatres on September 26
Richard Gere and Diane Lane in Nights in Rodanthe

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Adrienne Willis (Diane Lane), a woman with her life in chaos, retreats to the tiny coastal town of Rodanthe, in the Outer Banks of North Carolina, to tend to a friend’s inn for the weekend. Here she hopes to find the tranquility she so desperately needs to rethink the conflicts surrounding her–a wayward husband who has asked to come home, and a teenaged daughter who resents her every decision. Almost as soon as Adrienne gets to Rodanthe, a major storm is forecast and Dr. Paul Flanner (Richard Gere) arrives. The only guest at the inn, Flanner is not on a weekend escape but rather is there to face his own crisis of conscience. Now, with the storm closing in, the two turn to each other for comfort and, in one magical weekend, set in motion a life-changing romance that will resonate throughout the rest of their lives.

In theatres on October 8 (NY/LA/Toronto)

October 31 (wide)
Thandie Newton and Gerard Butler in RocknRolla

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When a Russian mobster orchestrates a crooked land deal, millions of dollars are up for grabs, and all of London’s criminal underworld wants in on the action. Everyone from a dangerous crime lord to a sexy accountant, a corrupt politician and down-on-their-luck petty thieves conspire, collude and collide with one another in an effort to get rich quick.

In theatres on October 10
Leonardo DiCaprio in Body of Lies

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Based on Washington Post columnist David Ignatius’ 2007 novel about a CIA operative, Roger Ferris (Leonardo DiCaprio), who uncovers a lead on a major terrorist leader suspected to be operating out of Jordan. When Ferris devises a plan to infiltrate his network, he must first win the backing of cunning CIA veteran Ed Hoffman (Russell Crowe) and the collegial, but perhaps suspect, head of Jordanian intelligence. Although ostensibly his allies, Ferris questions how far he can really trust these men without putting his entire operation – and his life – on the line.

In theatres on October 24
Colin Farrell and Ed Norton in Pride and Glory

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A gritty and emotional portrait of the New York City Police Department, the film follows a multi-generational police family whose moral code is tested when one of two sons on the force investigates an incendiary case involving his older brother and brother-in-law. The case forces the family to choose between their loyalties to one another and their loyalties to the department.

In theatres on November 26
Vince Vaughn and Reese Witherspoon in Four Christmases

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When upscale, happily unmarried San Francisco couple Kate and Brad find themselves socked in by fog on Christmas morning, their exotic vacation plans morph into the family-centric holiday they had, until now, gleefully avoided. Out of obligation–and unable to escape–they trudge to not one, not two, but four relative-choked festivities, increasingly mortified to find childhood fears raised, adolescent wounds reopened…and their very future together uncertain. As Brad counts the hours to when he can get away from their parents, step-parents, siblings and an assortment of nieces and nephews, Kate is starting to hear the ticking of a different kind of clock. And by the end of the day, she is beginning to wonder if their crazy families’ choices are not so crazy after all.

In theatres on December 19
Jim Carrey and Terence Stamp in Yes Man

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Jim Carrey stars as Carl Allen, a guy whose life is going nowhere–the operative word being “no”–until he signs up for a self-help program based on one simple covenant: say yes to everything…and anything. Unleashing the power of “YES” begins to transform Carl’s life in amazing and unexpected ways, getting him promoted at work and opening the door to a new romance. But his willingness to embrace every opportunity might just become too much of a good thing.

In theatres December
Clint Eastwood stars in the drama “Gran Torino,” marking his first film role since his Oscar-winning “Million Dollar Baby.” Eastwood also directs the film in which he plays Walt Kowalski, an iron-willed veteran living in a changing world, who is forced by his immigrant neighbors to confront his own long-held prejudices.

Use the thumbnails below to browse all of the new images from the Warner Bros. Fall/Holiday 2008 Preview.

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