City of Ember (2008)

City of Ember
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating PG
Runtime 1hr 34mins.
Genres Adaptation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Keywords novel
Status Released
US Release Date
  • Box Office Analysis, Oct. 12: 'Body of Lies' Loses to the Chihuahuas
    By: Steve Mason October 12, 2008 5:17pm GMT+0000

    Despite the star power of Oscar winner Russell Crowe and three-time Academy Award nominee Leonardo DiCaprio, Body of Lies (Warner Bros) has managed just a lukewarm $17.15M opening, losing out to Beverly Hills Chihuahua (Disney).

  • City of Ember Review
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    <em>City of Ember</em>&nbsp;is pure escapism fun, with plenty of stark visuals and inventiveness to go around.

  • 'Body of Lies' Loses to the Chihuahuas
    By: Steve Mason October 12, 2008 5:36pm GMT+0000

    Despite the star power of Oscar winner Russell Crowe and three-time Academy Award nominee Leonardo DiCaprio, <em>Body of Lies</em> (Warner Bros) has managed just a lukewarm $17.15M opening, losing out to <em>Beverly Hills Chihuahua</em> (Disney).

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  • B.O. Forcast: Will Leo and Russell Reign?
    By: Steve Mason October 08, 2008 6:09pm GMT+0000

    It is hard to think of a movie with a more impeccable pedigree than Body of Lies (Warner Bros), set for wide release this Friday.

  • Comic Con 2008: Riding the Rails to the Sights and Sounds of 'The City of Ember'
    By: Silas Lesnick July 24, 2008 12:13pm GMT+0000

    It's that time of the year again; When people flock from all directions to the south-westernmost tip of the United States and take in the festivities of the San Diego Comic-Con. This year, Fox Walden Studios offered up a fantastic new treat for some of us journalists making the trip down from Los Angeles; a railway train themed after the upcoming fantasy film City of Ember.

  • Studio Report Card: Paramount is No. 1, but Who Will Finish 2nd?
    By: Steve Mason July 02, 2008 10:33am GMT+0000

    July 1 marks the halfway point of the movie year, and there is a clear winner among the major Hollywood studios. With the top 3 grossing movies of 2008, Paramount is riding high with both Marvel’s Iron Man and Lucasfilm’s Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull topping $300M and DreamWorks’ Kung Fu Panda at $181M now and a cinch for $200M+. The Melrose gang will be the first studio in history with back-to-back-to-back $200M+ grossing movies.

  • The Family Stone Review
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    As one of the more likable holiday films to come around in a long time, the comedy The Family Stone will also surprise you with its depth and emotional appeal.

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Toby Jones Actor Barton Snode 1 1000002
Saoirse Ronan Actor Lina Mayfleet 1 1000003
Tim Robbins Actor Loris Harrow 1 1000004
Martin Landau Actor Sul 1 1000005
Marianne Jean-Baptiste Actor Clary 1 1000006
Harry Treadaway Actor Doon Harrow 1 1000007
Mary Place Actor Mrs Murdo 1 1000008
MacKenzie Crook Actor Looper 1 1000009
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Synopsis
For generations, the people of the City of Ember have flourished in an amazing world of glittering lights--underground. Built as a refuge for humanity and powered by a massive generator, this City will only sustain for 200 years. Now Ember is falling into darkness as the generator fails. Despite growing concern for the future of their beloved City, Ember's students find themselves confronting the next step in their lives. A rite of passage for all graduates, it is Assignment Day, the day on which the Mayor himself will stand before the graduating students as they choose, by lottery, how they will spend their lives working for their society. Lina, praying with all her might to be a messenger, is devastated to be assigned to the Pipeworks, the vast network of pipes underneath the City. Her classmate, Doon Harrow, who wants more than nothing else to work in the Generator, panics when he pulls the messenger assignment. Doon offers to swap assignments with Lina. She is thrilled and grateful and eagerly changes jobs. Thus, an unlikely friendship is born. Lina finds herself zipping all over Ember, delivering important missives to even more important people, including the mayor himself. At home she cares for her aging and forgetful grandmother, and her baby sister Poppy. When an old metal box is discovered in their closet, Lina's grandmother is overjoyed. Completely sure that the contents of the box are of the utmost importance, she is completely bereft of any memory as to why. Lina manages to jimmy the lock open, and discovers some cryptic papers inside. Unable to piece the papers together, but sure that they are important, Lina resolves to decipher their meaning and enlists Doon's help. As blackouts in the City become more frequent, Lina and Doon realize that the information inside that box could lead to the salvation of their City and their fellow citizens. Now racing against the clock, the two follow the clues, cleverly maneuvering around corrupt politicians and unsavory characters hoping to keep them from their goal: restoring the light in the City of Ember.