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Friday, November 9, 2012

Film Clips: Sky Fall

Posted By on Fri, Nov 9, 2012 at 11:17 AM

Bond, James Bond.
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  • Bond, James Bond.

OPENING TODAY:

SKY FALL: (PG-13), 4 Stars. Agent James Bond aka 007 is back on the big screen with Daniel Craig making his third appearance as the slick-talking, guns-blazing, women-slaying super spy. In the latest installment, the identinites of undercover agents implanted in terrorist cells across the nation is threatened when a murdered MI6 agent's laptop goes missing. In the course of trying to recover it, Bond is shot by his own people, falls off a speeding train, and presumed dead. Then, MI6 is bombed, killing multiple agents and crippling the organization, James Bond returns from the grave to seek vengeance. The film's villain, played by Javier Bardem (the bad guy in 'No Country for Old Men'), is chillingly perfect. The film is everything a 'Bond' film should be, action, babes, explosions, and more action.

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A LATE QUARTET: (R) A film following the life of a cellist in a world famous string quartet, who receives a life-threatening diagnosis. With the group threatening to fall apart and tensions running high as they prepare for one of their biggest performances ever, their only hope of staying together hinges on the beautiful music they make. UA TARA Theatre, 2345 Cheshire Bridge Road

AFRICA'S ELEPHANT KINGDOM: (NR) This documentary playing at Fernbank Museum offers an in depth look at the life of Africa's most mysterious and majestic animals, the elephant. Funded by the Discovery Channel, this documentary is centered around a single elephant family making its way in Kenya. Fernbank IMAX, 767 Clifton Road

SOMEWHERE BETWEEN: (NR) A documentary follows the lives of four different girls, growing up in four different parts of the nation, in four different families, all united by one thing: they are all from China. Due to China's 'One Child Policy,' all of these girls came to live with families in America. The film offers an interesting lens to look into the lives of different American families.Midtown Art Cinema, 931 Monroe Drive

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Friday, November 2, 2012

Film Clips: The Man with the Iron Fists

Posted By on Fri, Nov 2, 2012 at 11:36 AM

OPENING TODAY

The Man with the Iron Fists


FLIGHT: (R) Whip Whittaker is a veteran airline pilot, who makes a life-saving, mind-boggling maneuver to crash-land a plane full of passengers safely after a huge catastrophe in the sky. Hailed as a hero, Whittaker (Denzel Washington) holds back a dark secret about the day of the crash, until further investigation reveals that he was intoxicated the day of the crash. As the media swarms, questions of ethics weigh against the miracle Whittaker initiated.


THE MAN WITH THE IRON FISTS: (R) Wu-Tang Clan's RZA makes his directorial debut with this hard-hitting Kung-Fu tale. The story follows a town blacksmith in China who is driven to make deadly weapons for feuding factions in the town. One day, the blacksmith realizes the only way to stop the bloodshed is to enter the battle himself. With production from Quentin Tarintino and a handful of all-star actors like Russell Crowe and Lucy Liu, RZA's 'Iron Fists' is going to be a knockout.


WRECK-IT RALPH: (PG) Disney and Pixar's new film is about a 8 bit video game character named Ralph, more specifically Wreck-It Ralph. Ralph is tired of playing the villain in his mundane two dimensional world, and he decides to 'game-jump.' Essentially, Ralph wants to see the 'video game' world and tries his luck in other games; from battling aliens to chasing Pac-Man ghosts, and everything in between. This fun film, is a must see for video game nerds and movie lovers alike.

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BROOKLYN CASTLE: (NR) This documentary follows the lives of a chess team at a below-poverty junior high school in Brooklyn, New York that has one more national chess championships than any other school. The film follows these kids struggles, on and off the chess board as budget cuts threaten their favorite extracurricular activity, these young masters of the world's most complicated game feel invincible with their found success. UA Tara Theatre, 2345 Cheshire Bridge Road

THE HOUSE I LIVE IN: (NR) Director Eugene Jarecki takes an in depth look at America's War on Drugs, investigating a variety of perspectives. From narcotic officers, to senators, to heartbroken mothers, and money-making drug dealers; every perspective is heard. The Plaza Theatre, 1049 Ponce De Leon Ave.

ROPE: (PG) Alfred Hitchcock's first film in color, this story follows two college boys who decide to kill a peer just for the thrill of it. Then in some twisted game of high-stakes pleasure the boys hide the body in a chest and invite friends and family of the deceased to their home for a dinner party. As the boys make back-handed jokes about the hidden body, eventually their professor starts to suspect something. Hitchcock filmed this film in a seamless manner, trying to make it appear as one continual shot throughout the entire film, classic cinema. The Plaza Theatre, 1049 Ponce De Leon Ave.

THE SESSIONS: (R) 3 Stars. Based on the autobiographical writings of journalist Mark O'Brien, this film is about a man, confined to an iron lung, who wants to lose his virginity before he dies.

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