Weekly US film releases: Ben Affleck and Philip Seymour Hoffman direct

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On September 17, releases include a thriller directed by Ben Affleck and an indie film directed by Philip Seymour Hoffman. There is also a teen comedy and an animated children's film in 3D hitting US theaters.

The Town
Directed by and starring Ben Affleck ( State of Play, Gone Baby Gone), the film co-stars Jon Hamm ( Mad Men), Jeremy Renner ( The Hurt Locker), Blake Lively ( Gossip Girl), Rebecca Hall ( Vicky Cristina Barcelona), and Pete Postlethwaite ( Inception). The story follows a thief who attempts to juggle his feelings for a bank manager, a victim of his earlier robbery, as the FBI bear down to stop him and his crew.
http://thetownmovie.warnerbros.com/

Alpha and Omega
This animated family adventure in 3D features the voices of Dennis Hopper (TV show Crash), Justin Long ( Alvin and the Chipmunks), Christina Ricci ( Speed Racer), and Danny Glover ( 2012). The tale follows two young wolves from the same pack sent off to a foreign land who need each other to get back home. http://www.alphaandomega3d.com/

Jack Goes Boating
Philip Seymour Hoffman's directorial debut features the actor ( Doubt, The Invention of Lying) and co-stars Amy Ryan ( Gone Baby Gone) and John Ortiz ( American Gangster). The romantic-comedy is about love, betrayal and friendship between two New York City couples. Based on a theatrical play, it premiered at the Toronto Film Festival.
http://www.jackgoesboatingmovie.com/

Easy A
This teen comedy, starring Emma Stone ( Zombieland), Amanda Bynes ( Hairspray) and Stanley Tucci ( Shutter Island), centers on a wholesome high school student who hopes rumors about her will advance her social standing. Directed by Will Gluck ( Friends With Benefits) the film looks to follow in the vein of the 1980s John Hughes hit movies.
http://www.letsnotandsaywedid.com/

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