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Wednesday, November 01, 2006

NOV 07 2006 releases

Cars
Directed byJohn Lasseter
Voices:Owen Wilson, Paul Newman, Bonnie Hunt, Larry The Cable Guy, Cheech Marin, Michael Keaton.

Plot Outline: Cars Is the saga of Lightning McQueen, a hot-shot animated stock-car voiced by actor Owen Wilson. In route to a big race, the cocky McQueen gets waylaid in Radiator Springs, where he finds the true meaning of friendship and family. (more) (view trailer)
Leo says: I loved it 9/10. I expected more comedy but instead got an awsome adventure film. I am so very impressed, the animation is definantly amoung the best if not the best I have seen to date. Good for kids of ages 2-87 (some of us take a while to grow up).

Nouvelle-France (2004) aka "Battle of the Brave" - USA (new title)

Plot Outline: In the mid-18th Century, as England and France battle over control of Canada, an epic romance between a peasant woman and a trapper unfurls. (view trailer)
Cast: Gérard Depardieu, Noémie Godin-Vigneau, David La Haye, Irène Jacob, Jason Isaacs, Colm Meaney.

Shadowboxer
Plot Outline: When Rose, a female assassin, is diagnosed with terminal cancer; she decides to carry out one final killing, assisted by lover and also stepson, Mickey. (view trailer)
Cast: Helen Mirren, Cuba Gooding Jr., Stephen Dorff, Macy Gray
Rated 18A for strong graphic violence and sexuality, nudity, language and some drug use.
Leo says: This film was quite good, it had a good and somewhat twisted story, interesting cheractores and decent acting. I do beleive that it could have been better if they had a better directore but I do recomend it, just not for the squeemish there are a few brutal and slightly disturbing scenes.







Freak Out

Country: UK
Tagline: It's Cheap 'n Nasty!
Plot Outline: Two best friends, Merv Doody (James Heathcote) and Onkey (Dan Palmer), take a hapless escaped mental patient under their wing and attempt to teach him how to become a real serial killer. (more) (view trailer)
Leo says: What do you get when you give two dorks a video camera, some fake bood and a spatula. Lots of laughs would be the answer, I loved it. This is deffinantly one of those loveable B classics.









Little Man

Directed byKeenen Ivory Wayans
Writing credits (WGA) Keenen Ivory Wayans , Shawn Wayans
Cast: Marlon Wayans, Shawn Wayans,

Plot outline: Plot Outline: A wannabe dad (Shawn Wayans) mistakes a vertically challenged criminal on the lam (Marlon Wayans) as his newly adopted son. (view trailer)

Leo says: I have now seen this so I figured I should update it. Stuped but entertaining is my verdict, stuped I expected, entertaining was a nice surprise.

The Breakup Artist (Date changed, sorry!)
Plot outline:
A romantic comedy that takes a rare look at romance and relationships from a decidely different angle...the unapologetic male point of view. The Breakup Artist is a no-holds-barred, soul-baring look at one man's struggles with life, love and his unending quest to find a woman he can stay with...for longer than six months. Before the Breakup Artist can learn from the troubled romantic ruins of his past...he must overcome the one debilitating dating disorder that has addled him all of his life...RADD (Romantic Attention Deficit Disorder)!

Leo says: Keep in mind that the box art we will have in our store looks like a pathetic mainstream atempt at something lame. However the reviews are almost all good on this one.

The Great New Wonderful
Directed byDanny Leiner
Cast: Maggie Gyllenhaal, Thomas McCarthy, Judy Greer
Runtime: 87 min
Country: USA
Language: English / Hindi
Plot Outline: The Great New Wonderful weaves five stories against the backdrop of an anxious and uncertain post-9-11 New York City.


Sui woo juen ji ying hung boon sik (Water margin: true colors of heros) (Date changed, sorry!)

Runtime: 91 min
Country: Hong Kong / China
Language: Cantonese

Plot outline: Based on part of the old Chinese novel Shuihuzhuan (usually translated Water Margin) this movie follows the fortunes of Imperial Guard Instructor Lin Chong, framed by the evil Marshal Gao Qiu and betrayed by his colleague Lu Qian. Befriending renegade officer-turned-monk Lu Da, Lin Chong finds himself facing the loss of all he holds dear, but puts in some heavy duty martial arts and leaping about before the closing credits.









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