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Weekly Previews That Make Choosing a Film Fun
by Kam Williams
For movies opening May 30, 2008
BIG BUDGET FILMS
The Foot-Fist Way (R for profanity and sexuality) Martial arts comedy about a macho Tae Kwon Do instructor (Danny R. McBride) who sets out on a sojourn in search of his undefeated karate idol (Ben Best) after being left by his wife (Mary Jane Bostic) for her new boss.
Sex and the City (R for profanity, sexuality and graphic nudity) Screen adaptation of the popular HBO series picks up four years after the show ended, with all the leading ladies (Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, Cynthia Nixon and Kristin Davis ) as well as four objects of their affection (David Eigenberg, Evan Handler, Chris Noth and Jason Lewis) reprising their original roles in a candid romp updating their relationships. Supporting cast includes Candace Bergen, Jennifer Hudson and comedian Mario Cantone.
The Strangers (R for violence, terror and profanity) Hair-raising horror flick about a young couple (Liv Tyler and Scott Speedman) whose vacation retreat to a remote country cottage turns into a bloody battle for survival after a home invasion by three sadistic, masked strangers. With Gemma Ward, Kip Weeks and Laura Margolis.
INDEPENDENT & FOREIGN FILMS
Bigger, Stronger, Faster (PG-13 for mature themes, profanity, violent images, drug references and sexual content) America’s steroid addiction is the subject of this eye-opening expose’ in which director Chris Bell examines the country’s love affair with performance enhancing drugs by zeroing in on the toll they have taken on his own two brothers.
Mukshin (Unrated) Malaysian puppy love drama about a 12 year-old, new kid in town (Mohd Syafie Naswip) who befriends and then develops a crush on a headstrong, 10 year-old tomboy (Sharifah Aryana) from a bohemian family. (In Malay, Mandarin and English)
Savage Grace (Unrated) Bittersweet bio-pic chronicles the tragic life of Barbara Daly (Julianne Moore), a woman who overcame her humble roots by marrying Bakelite plastics heir Brooks Bakeland (Stephen Dillane) only to descend down an ill-fated path marked by incest, suicide and murder after entering an Oedipal relationship with her troubled son (Eddie Redmayne). (In English, French and Spanish with subtitles)
Stuck (R for nudity, sexuality, profanity, drug use, graphic violence and disturbing images) Fact-based, suspense thriller about a drunk driver (Mena Suvari) who hits a homeless man (Stephen Rea) and drives home with him impaled in her windshield where she waits for him to die slowly rather than call an ambulance or report the accident to the police.
The Tiger’s Tale (Unrated) Psychological thriller, set in Dublin, about a successful real estate developer (Brendan Gleeson) being stalked by the penniless and homeless identical twin he was separated from at birth, a murderous creep who now covets both his brother’s money and wife (Sinead Cusack).
The Unknown Woman (Unrated) Psychological drama about a mysterious Russian nanny (Kseniya Rappoport) for a rich Italian family who remains haunted by the violence and prostitution which marked her past life in the Ukraine. (In Italian with subtitles)
Wednesday, May 21, 2008
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