Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Some movies that will be good, or might not be good

An Inconvenient Truth

Eloquently weaves the science of global warming with Al Gore’s personal history and lifelong commitment to reversing the effects of global climate change. A longtime advocate for the environment, Gore presents a wide array of facts and information in a thoughtful and compelling way. The film is not a story of despair but rather a rallying cry. View Trailer --->

Art School Confidential

A young man believes that art school will provide success and the girl of his dreams, only to get embroiled in a murder that makes him a celebrity for his artistry. View Trailer --->

L’ Enfant

Dispossessed twenty-year old Bruno (Jeremie Renier) lives with his eighteen-year-old girlfriend Sonia (Deborah Francois) in Seraing, an eastern Belgian steel town. They live off Sonia’s unemployment benefits along with the panhandling and petty thefts committed by Bruno and his gang. Their lives change forever when Sonia gives birth to their child, Jimmy. View Trailer --->

The Zodiac

This movie looks like a flop, but I'll still see it. I remember being a kid and watching an episode of Unsolved Mysteries about The Zodiac Killer. It scared the crap out of me. Based on true events, THE ZODIAC is a psychological thriller detailing a string of gruesome murders in the Bay Area in the late 1960s and the impact on the victims, their families and the wider community. A small town cop (Justin Chambers) and his son (Rory Culkin) become obsessed with the Zodiac killer, endangering their family. View Trailer --->

Lonesome Jim

Can you say Gardenstate? Jim (Casey Affleck) begrudgingly returns to his hometown in rural Indiana after failing to make it on his own in New York. He soon remembers why he left: a doting but overbearing mother (Mary Kay Place), a distant father (Seymour Cassel), and a depressed older brother (Kevin Corrigan) whose “accidents” seem suspect at best. View Trailer --->

Thank You For Smoking

Nick Naylor, chief spokesman for Big Tobacco, makes his living defending the rights of smokers and cigarette makers in today’s neo-puritanical culture. Confronted by health zealots and an opportunistic senator, Nick goes on a PR offensive, spinning away the dangers of cigarettes, but he begins to think about how his work makes him look in the eyes of his young son Joey. View Trailer --->

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