Friday, January 25, 2013

New this week (1/16/13):

First Beautiful Thing  (Italian)
This story follows a strong and optimistic mother raising her two children against all odds. Throughout grief and pain she teaches her family to remain open and loving and to cherish the little joy’s in life. 

A young Frenchman convinces a Texas family that he is their teenage son who has been missing for three years. 

It takes audiences deep into the backwaters of steamy 1960s South Florida, as investigative reporter Ward Jansen and his partner Yardley Acheman chase a sensational, career-making story. With the help of Ward's younger brother Jack and sultry death-row groupie Charlotte Bless, the pair tries to prove violent swamp-dweller Hillary Van Wetter was framed for the murder of a corrupt local sheriff. 

Pina  (German)
This is a tribute to German modern-dance pioneer Pina Bausch as members of her dance troupe, Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch, perform her pieces in various settings.
Clyde and Stephanie Brenek see little cause for alarm when their youngest daughter Em becomes oddly obsessed with an antique wooden box she purchased at a yard sale. But as Em's behavior becomes increasingly erratic, the couple fears the presence of a malevolent force in their midst, only to discover that the box was built to contain a Dibbuk, a dislocated spirit that inhabits and ultimately devours its human host. 

Taken 2
Liam Neeson returns as Bryan Mills, an ex-CIA operative who finds himself taken hostage along with his wife. To survive, Bryan must enlist the help of an unlikely ally and use his brutally efficient skills to take out his kidnappers. 

To Rome with Love 
Woody Allen's latest picture, To Rome With Love, is a pleasant summer comedy. It's in many ways a trifle, but it's also sweetly intellectual and, at its core, a movie about romance and dreams.

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