The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (Drama) – Jean-Dominique Bauby was Elle magazine’s editor who suffered a stroke in 1995 at the age of 43 and was left completely paralyzed, except for his left eye. However, his affliction did not affect his mind. Bauby blinked out every letter of his memoir to describe the aspects of his interior world.
Some excellent movies opening this weekend including the kick ass Rambo action flick. Just click on the corresponding links to purchase the movie posters:
Rambo (Action) – Twenty years after the last film in the series, Rambo (in Thailand) and some hired mercenaries set out to rescue some missing aid workers, who are being held captive in a Burmese village.
Cast: Sylvester Stallone, Julie Benz, Matthew Marsden, Graham McTavish, Jake La Botz; Directed by: Sylvester Stallone
Meet the Spartans (Comedy) – After successfully skewering Hollywood’s scariest movie (as two of the writers on “Scary Movie”), romantic comedy franchises (“Date Movie”), and Hollywood blockbusters ( “Epic Movie”), writers/directors/producers Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer now set their sights on “300.” The heroic Leonidas, armed with nothing by leather underwear and a cape, leads a ragtag group of 13 – count ‘em, 13! — Spartans to defend their homeland against the invading Persians (whose ranks include Ghost Rider, Rocky Balboa, the Transformers, and a hunchbacked Paris Hilton).
Cast: Michael Arnona, Diedrich Bader, Ike Barinholtz, Briana Barran, Natasha Blasick ; Directed by: Jason Friedberg, Aaron Seltzer
4 Months, 3 Weeks, and 2 Days (Drama) – During the course of one day in 1987 in Communist Romania, Otilia helps her friend and roommate Gabita to get a late-term abortion done (at that time, any sort of abortion, as well as any kind of contraceptive were illegal in Romania). The film is very realistic and shows the rough and gritty situation in which the girls, particularly Otilia, must make decisions and deal with their consequences. Not for the faint of heart.
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Michael Clayton (Re-release) – “Michael Clayton is a 45-year-old attorney who feels that he hasn’t done everything that he could have done with his life; he’s starting to think he should have done something else, or could have done better,” says writer-director Tony Gilroy. “He’s made some bad choices and a lot of compromises. He has come to the point in life where his next few decisions will determine everything about him.
Cast: George Clooney, Tom Wilkinson, Tilda Swinton, Sydney Pollack, Jennifer Ehle, Michael O’Keefe, Ken Howard; Directed by: Tony Gilroy
How She Move (Drama/Musical) – Bursting with raw talent and intelligence, Raya Green (WESLEY), the daughter of Jamaican immigrants, has always been the family’s one great hope. She won the rare chance to break out of their drug and crime-infested neighborhood when she was accepted into the exclusive Seaton Academy. But when her sister dies of an overdose, the family is shattered and Raya is forced to return to the place she tried so hard to escape.
Cast: Tracey Armstrong, Clé Bennett, David Carmon, Keyshia Cole; Directed by: Ian Iqbal Rashid
Release date: January 25, 2008 Director: Ian Iqbal Rashid Screenplay Annmarie Morais Cast: Tracey Armstrong, Clé Bennett, Nina Dobrey, Romina D’Ugo, Kevin Duhaney, Shawn Fernandez, Brennan Gademans, Jason Harrow, Jai Jai Jones, Tristan D. Lalla, Daniel Morrison, Dwain Murphy, Mya, Rutina Wesley Studio Paramount Vantage Genre: Drama Offcial Site:howshemove.com Rating:PG-13 for some drug content, suggestive material and language
Synopsis: How She Move is an energetic, gritty and ultimately inspiring coming of age tale about a gifted young woman who defies all the rules as she step dances her heart out to achieve her dreams. Featuring a fresh cast of new discoveries, this Sundance Film Festival hit marks the feature film debut of the electric RUTINA WESLEY, with street-style step sequences by top choreographer Hi Hat and special appearances by R&B singer-songwriter Keyshia Cole and comedian DeRay Davis.
Bursting with raw talent and intelligence, Raya Green (WESLEY), the daughter of Jamaican immigrants, has always been the family’s one great hope. She won the rare chance to break out of their drug and crime-infested neighborhood when she was accepted into the exclusive Seaton Academy. But when her sister dies of an overdose, the family is shattered and Raya is forced to return to the place she tried so hard to escape.
It’s not easy to go back – especially when one-time friends, including the tough minded Michelle (TRÉ ARMSTRONG), see Raya as a stuck-up traitor who left the community behind. Feeling trapped and looking for a way out, Raya learns about a step competition with a $50,000 cash prize that could change her fate. Most of the crews that win the big money are all male, forcing Raya to fight her way in as the sole female member of the Jane Street Junta (JSJ), led by the reining champ of the local steppin’ scene Bishop (DWAIN MURPHY). As sparks begin to fly between Raya and Bishop, a false move by Raya leaves her without a crew, and she finds herself in a battle between her loyalty, her determination, her family’s ambitions and her heart. As the big contest approaches, she realizes it’s no longer just about the money or the opportunity, but also the one thing that she’s been missing in her life: a sense of self.