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Monday, November 20, 2006

NOV 21 2006 RELEASES








An Inconvenient Truth

Cast: Al Gore

Plot summary: Director Davis Guggenheim eloquently weaves the science of global warming with Mr. 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. "Al Gore strips his presentations of politics, laying out the facts for the audience to draw their own conclusions in a charming, funny and engaging style, and by the end has everyone on the edge of their seats, gripped by his haunting message," said Guggenheim. An Inconvenient Truth is not a story of despair but rather a rallying cry to protect the one earth we all share. "It is now clear that we face a deepening global climate crisis that requires us to act boldly, quickly, and wisely," said Gore.

Leo Says: In my opinion this is the most important documentary to make it onto DVD and into the mainstream. I was never a fan of Al Gore as a pollution but as a environmental activist he seams to have many of the facts and I have never seen them presented this well, he really gets the point across and in an uncompromising way that will still be understandable even to those who have never considered the environment before.







Ice Age: The Meltdown

Plot Outline: Diego, Manny and Sid return in this sequel to the hit Ice Age. This time around the Ice Age is over and is starting to melt, which will destroy their valley. So they must unite and warn everyone about the situation. (more) (view trailer)

Leo Says: I laughed all the way through the first time and most of the way through the second. Easily one of the top 5 animated films yet. P.s. There is more of scrat our favorite rodent in this one than the first.









Scoop

written and Directed by: Woody Allen

Cast: Hugh Jackman, Scarlett Johansson, Woody Allen.

Plot Outline: An American journalism student (Johansson) in London scoops a big story, and begins an affair with an aristocrat (Jackman) as the incident unfurls. (more) (view trailer)

Leo Says: Light, smart and funny. This is Woody Allen at his very best, Scarlett Johansson and Hugh Jackmans performances were absolutely great. Though I find Woody Allens antic's can get a little irritating at times I enjoyed this through and through.








You, Me and Dupree

Cast: Owen Wilson, Kate Hudson, Matt Dillon, Michael Douglas,

Plot Outline: A best man (Wilson) stays on as a houseguest with the newlyweds, much to the couple's annoyance. (more) (view trailer)

Leo Says: It always bugs me the way Hollywood likes to try and trick its audiences into seeing a movie by telling them that it is something that it is not. This film was advertised as "Hilarious" and compared to wedding crashers. This movie is nothing like wedding crashers, it is not that kind of comedy. First of it is way smarter, it is more a light dark comedy if that makes sense. I did not laugh as much as I was expecting to but at the same time it was way better than I had ever hoped.









Wah-Wah

Country: UK / France / South Africa Language: English

Plot Summary:Set at the end of the 60's as Swaziland is about to receive Independence from Great Britain, the film follows the young Richard E Grant at 12 (Zach Fox) through his parents traumatic separation, till he's 14 (Nicholas Hoult). It is based on true events from Richard E Grant's childhood (view trailer)

Cast: Gabriel Byrne, Nicholas Hoult, Emily Watson, Zac Fox










Dernier trappeur, Le (The Last Trapper)

Genre: Documentary / Adventure (more)

Country: France / Canada / Switzerland / Germany / Italy Language: English / French

Plot outline: Through breathtaking scenery and unique, factual storytelling, we meet Norman winter, one of the last trappers in the majestic Rockey Mountains. With his wife, Nebraska, a Nahanni Indian, and his faithful dogs, Norman guides us through stormy rivers, grizzly attacks, rough terrain and blinding blizzards. This film is a hymm to a land far above and to the magnificence of vast, wild space.








Brothers of the Head

Country: UK Language: English
Plot Outline: In the 1970s a music promoter plucks Siamese twins from obscurity and grooms them into a freakish rock'n'roll act. A dark tale of sex, strangeness and rock music. (view trailer) Leo says: This movie is filmed and told like it is documentary though it is completely fictional. I loved it, it has a great punk soundtrack very believable dynamic characters and was all around well made. I believe this film is destined to become a cult favorite








Little Athens

Cast: John Patrick Amedori, Jorge Garcia, Shawn Hatosy, Michelle Horn, Tory Kittles, Rachel Miner

Tagline: A whirlwind day in the hapless lives of small town youth. User Comments: Finding life in a lifeless town (more)

Andy Warhol: A Documentary Film

Genre: Documentary

Cast: Andy Warhol, Laurie Anderson, Irving Blum, Donna De Salvo, Pat Hackett, Dave Hickey, Jeff Koons, Paul Morrissey, George Plimpton, John Richardson.


Secret de ma mère, Le

Directed by: Ghyslaine Côté

Runtime: Canada:86 min (Québec) Country: Canada Language: French

Cast: Ginette Reno, Céline Bonnier, Clémence DesRochers, David Boutin, Marie-Chantal Perron.

User Comments: Secrets revealed at a funeral (more)




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