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Weekly Previews That Make Choosing a Film Fun
by Kam Williams
For movies opening November 12, 2010
BIG BUDGET FILMS
Morning Glory (PG-13 for profanity, sexuality and drug references) Romantic comedy about an aspiring TV producer (Rachel McAdams) whose hopes to save a struggling news program depend on her controlling the show’s feuding co-anchors (Diane Keaton and Harrison Ford). With Jeff Goldblum, Ty Burrell and Patrick Wilson, and cameos by 50 Cent, Chris Matthews. Lloyd Banks and Morley Safer. (In English and Ukrainian with subtitles)
Skyline (PG-13 for profanity, intense violence and brief sexuality) Sci-fi thriller about an evil extraterrestrial force which threatens to wipe all of humanity from the face of the Earth by emitting mysterious, irresistible light beams which attract people like moths to a flame. Cast includes Eric Balfour, Donald Faison and Scottie Thompson.
Unstoppable (PG-13 for profanity and scenes of peril) Action thriller about a train conductor (Chris Pine) and an engineer (Denzel Washington) in a race against time to prevent a runaway locomotive with a cargo of toxic chemicals from running off the tracks. With Rosario Dawson, Kevin Dunn and Elizabeth Mathis.
INDEPENDENT & FOREIGN FILMS
Cool It (PG for mature themes) Eco-documentary chronicling the efforts of skeptical, Danish environmentalist Bjorn Lomborg to debunk the prevailing conclusion of leading scientists that global warming trends are man-made.
Disco and Atomic War (In Russian, English, Estonian and Finnish with subtitles) Cold War Era mockumentary painting a humorous picture of what life was like behind the Iron Curtain for citizens of Estonia being constantly subjected to Communist propaganda. Starring Gerda Viira, Oskar Vuks and Toomas Pool.
Helena at the Wedding (Unrated) Romance drama about a newlywed couple (Lee Tergesen and Melanie Lynskey) whose New Year’s Eve party in the woods for just their closest friends is ruined when it’s crashed by an attractive model (Gilliam Jacobs) the groom had developed a crush on at their wedding. With Corey Stoll, Dagmar Dominczyk and Paul Fitzgerald.
Tiny Furniture (Unrated) Coming-of-age comedy about a rudderless, recent college grad (Lena Dunham) with a worthless degree in film appreciation who moves back into her mother’s (Laurie Simmons) loft in Soho where she has to settle for an unfulfilling job as a restaurant hostess. With Grace Dunham, Jemima Kirke and Alex Karpovsky.
Thursday, November 4, 2010
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