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Saturday, November 04, 2006

Nov 14 2006 releases

The Da Vinci Code
Directed byRon Howard
Cast: Tom Hanks, Audrey Tautou, Ian McKellen, Jean Reno, Paul Bettany,
Plot Outline: A murder inside the Louvre and clues in Da Vinci paintings lead to the discovery of a religious mystery protected by a secret society for two thousand years -- which could shake the foundations of Christianity. (more) (view trailer)
Leo Says: Those who haven't read the book tend to like it better. The movie does follow the book quite well though I felt that they concintraited to much on the hollywood moments, not enough on the suspence and intreuge. I also felt Tom Hanks was only cast because he is the biggest star in hollywood. After having said this I do recomend it. I rate it 7/10 and I was expecting more of a 9/10. The big problem with books translated into movies is that one needs about 7 hours of film and even then you are dealing with someone elses interpritation of the book. I will be watching this again and I think I will like it better the second time around.

Accepted
Cast: Justin Long, Jonah Hill
Plot Outline: When a high school burnout discovers he's been rejected from every college he's applied to, he creates a fake university in order to fool his overzealous parents. (more)
(view trailer)
Leo says: I was not expecting much from this title and the pg rating worried me a bit, how do you make a good college movie with a pg rating. They pulled it off nicely, lots of laughs intelegent story and dialoge, all of the acting was up to par over all a very easy going and enjoyable movie.
"Little Britain" season 3
Country: UK Language: English
Plot Outline: Matt Lucas and David Walliams, the creators of this character-comedy sketch show, delight in all that is mad, bad, quirky and generally bonkers about the people and places of Britain. (more)
"Family Guy" season 5
Leo says: Like all Family Guy seasons this rules.
Sidekick
Plot Summary: Mild-mannered computer consultant Norman Neale has two great loves in this cruel world: Comic books and his office's effervescent main receptionist... (more) (view trailer)
Leo says: There was a screening for this film done at the paramount theater downtown, so I went. Not having a clue what to expect, all I knew was that it was a superhero movie with a budget of $35,000. This movie proves that a good script fused with talented actors and onehellofa director can be enough. Having said this they found a guy to do the special effects for free and most of the other expensive stuff was done for free as well. If I am to compair this to all other movies out there I will give it a 7/10 but compairing it to others done for under $20,000,000 Id say 10/10. It truely is that good.

Joyeux Noël
Runtime: 116 min
Country: France / Germany / UK / Romania
Language: French / German / English / Latin
Cast: Diane Kruger, Benno Fürmann, Guillaume Canet, Dany Boon,
Plot Outline: On Christmas Eve during world War I, the Germans, French, and Scottish are trying to make peace, so they bury their dead and play football. (more) (view trailer)
Sophie Scholl - Die letzten Tage aka "Sophie Scholl: The Final Days" -
Cast: Julia Jentsch,
Plot Outline: A dramatization of the final days of Sophie Scholl, one of the most famous members of the German World War II anti-Nazi resistance movement, The White Rose. (more) (view trailer)
Rising Son: The Legend of Skateboarder Christian Hosoi
Genre: Documentary
Cast: Jay Adams, Tony Alva, Tony Hawk, Dennis Hopper, Christian Hosoi
Plot Summary: The rise, fall, and rebirth of Christian Hosoi, the young man who helped skateboarding re-emerge as a major cultural influence in the 1980s... (more)
Leonard Cohen: I'm Your Man

Plot Outline: A documentary on the legendary singer-songwriter, with performances by those musicians he has influenced. (view trailer)
Who Killed the Electric Car?
Plot Outline: A documentary that investigates the birth and death of the electric car, as well as the role of renewable energy and sustainable living in the future. (more) (view trailer)
Leo says: I just finished watching this little doc. I found it enjoyable as well as educational. Many people are very quik to point out that cole power is also a sorce of polution, but there are othere sorces of power. Now the reason I bring up this subject is like a lot of other viewers I would have liked to have heard a little more about how we could get enough power for millions of cars and still cut down on polution by a substanial chunk. Having said all this I do very strongly recomend this film you will learn something wether it be about cars, corperations or human nature there is more here than is initialy aperent.
Wordplay
Genre: Documentary
Plot Outline: An in-depth look at The New York Times' long-time crossword puzzle editor Will Shortz and his loyal fan base. (more) (view trailer)

John Tucker Must Die
cast: Jesse Metcalfe, Ashanti, Brittany Snow, Sophia Bush, Arielle Kebbel
Plot Outline: Three ex-girlfriends of a serial cheater (Metcalfe) set up their former lover to fall for the new girl in town so they can watch him get his heart broken. (view trailer)
Leo says: Run of the mill teen comedy with a few surprises. I liked the overall story and concept all of the acting was bang on the script was fun with a few realy good laughs several original pranks worth a look if you are just looking to be entertained.
Strangers with Candy
Plot Outline: A prequel to the critically acclaimed series featuring Jerri Blank, a 46 year-old ex-junkie, ex-con who returns to high school in a bid to start her life over. (view trailer)

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