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Friday, June 8, 2012

Film Clips: Prometheus

Posted By on Fri, Jun 8, 2012 at 4:14 PM

OPENING TODAY:

Aliens are back in Prometheus

HYSTERIA (R) In late 1800's London, a young doctor named Mortimer Granville is struggling to break into the field with his theories about the importance of sanitation and germs. His luck changes though, when he meets Dr. Dalrymple, who specializes in women's medicine. In short, they invent a device to handle a woman's certain...needs, which has the women of London going crazy and everyone questioning their legitimacy. The formal, uptight setting of 19th century England plays the perfect comedic backdrop to this film about how to please a woman. UA Tara Theatre, 2345 Cheshire Bridge Road NE

MADAGASCAR 3: EUROPE'S MOST WANTED (PG) Alex the lion (voiced by Ben Stiller), Marty the zebra (Chris Rock) and their furry and/or four-legged friends work to make it home to New York from Africa in the third entry in the animated franchise. Stranded in Monte Carlo, the foursome joins up with a traveling animal circus, taking a tour of Europe along the way. Friends are made with the former; fun is made of the latter. In 3D.


MOONRISE KINGDOM
(PG-13) Wes Anderson's newest film, chronicles the love story between two twelve-year-old children while at a summer camp in New England during the 60's. The lovers make a pact via love letters to run away together, but when they come up missing, a mad search begins to find them. Capturing the dry hilarity and absurdity of his expertly created characters, Wes Anderson creates a classic comedy in the way only he can.

PROMETHEUS (R) It's 2089 and a team of scientists (including Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender and Charlize Theron) is aboard the titular, trillion-dollar spaceship, on their way to a distant, mysterious planet which - they hope - holds the secret to the origins of humanity. They're unfortunately wrong , although they do manage to uncover a host of nasty, drippy, dark things in the process in this, Ridley Scott's sorta faux-prequel to his '70s sci-fi horror film Alien.

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I WISH (NR) This Japanese film follows a young boy named Koichi who lives with his mother and grand parents after his parents divorced. He longs to be reunited with his father and little brother who live on another island in Japan. When he learns of a new train that will connect the two different parts of Japan, he begins making a master plan see his father and little brother once more. With the help of his friends and the people around him, Koichi makes an amazing journey to be with the ones he loves. Midtown Art Cinema, 931 Monroe Drive

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Friday, June 1, 2012

Film Clips: Snow White and The Huntsman

Posted By on Fri, Jun 1, 2012 at 2:28 PM

OPENING TODAY:

Snow White and the Huntsman opens this weekend.

BATTLEFIELD AMERICA (PG-13) A young businessman named Sean has his work cut out for him when his community service requirements land him a gig mentoring a group of troubled youth who want to win a dance competition called Battlefield America. The boys, who have almost no talent at all, require Sean to hire a dance instructor to give them the extra help they need. As Sean finds himself falling in love with Sara, the woman who runs the community center, the misfit boys find the courage to challenge their rival crew "The Bang Squad" at the competition.

FOR GREATER GLORY A group of men and women make the decision to risk everything for their freedom, when a small rebellion becomes an army with the help of one general whom everyone believes in. Chronicling the Cisteros War in the 1920's, this film tells the story of a group of people standing up against the atheistic Mexican Government.

SNOW WHITE AND THE HUNTSMAN (PG-13) An evil queen (played by Charlize Theron) wants to eat the heart of her dear, fair stepdaughter Snow White (Kristen Stewart) to cement her evil queendom. But the daughter escapes, chased by the huntsman (Chris Hemsworth) who was hired to kill her. Medieval swordplay and scowling ensues in this “dark revisionist” take on the Grimms’ fairy tale. Plus: dwarves!

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GREECE: SECRETS OF THE PAST (NR) This IMAX film sends audiences back in time to the Golden Age of ancient Greek culutre and the birthplace of Western Civilization. A breath-taking look at the culture that laid the foundations for society and ways of thinking today that only an IMAX film can capture. Fernbank Museum IMAX, 767 Clifton Road NE

THE INTOUCHABLES (R) This comedy follows the true story of a rich, physically disabled man who lost his wife in a terrible accident. This member of French nobility has his world turned upside down when he hires a young, black Muslim, former convict to be his caretaker. Their friendship overcomes their inherent differences in race, social status, income level, religion, etc. UA Tara 2345 Cheshire Bridge Road NE

TURN ME ON, DAMNIT (NR) This Norwegian teen sex comedy follows the life of 15-year-old Alma who is consumed by hormonal lust for Artur, the boy she wants, and just about anyone else she encounters during the day. Hating the small town she lives in and the people that judge her for her promiscuity. The dry take on teenage trials and tribulations in this film is hilarious. Midtown Art Cinema, 931 Monroe Drive

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Friday, May 25, 2012

Film Clips: Men In Black 3

Posted By on Fri, May 25, 2012 at 1:18 PM

OPENING TODAY

The Men in Black are back.

CHERNOBYL DIARIES (R) When a group of tourists visiting Ukraine decide to go on a slightly sketchy tour of the nuclear disaster area at the abandoned Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant, the tour starts off innocent. The group is unsure if they should really be in an infamous nuclear disaster area, but their local tour guide assures them that everything is fine since the nuclear radiation levels have receded. The problem is, once they are ready to leave, their van (of course) won't start. Before long, the group realizes something or someone is lurking in the shadows of Chernobyl, and that something or someone is after them. To survive, they navigate the deserted plant and hope to make it through the night.

MEN IN BLACK 3 (PG-13) Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones are back as the Men In Black, in the third installment in the MIB franchise. In this film, Agent J (Smith) wakes up one day to find his partner Agent K (Jones) has been dead for over 40 years. Apparently, K is at the center of some alternate reality where he doesn't exist in present day. Now, J must go back in time to 1969 when K is still alive in order to figure out how this alternate reality was created.

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Rocky Horror Picture Show being performed at the Plaza Theatre tonight at midnight.
  • Plaza Theatre
  • Rocky Horror Picture Show being performed at the Plaza Theatre tonight at midnight.

ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW (R) This campy, cult film has been a fixture at the Plaza for years. The Lips Down On Dixie cast preside over the evening acting out the story live on stage in front of the projected film. Audience involvement is encouraged, bring newspaper, playing cards, noisemakers, etc. and get dressed up! Tickets go on sale at 11:00 p.m., $8 cash, $9 credit. Midnight, tonight, Plaza Theatre 1049 Ponce De Leon Ave

TONIGHT YOU'RE MINE (R) At a music festival, Adam, the lead singer of a famous electropop band, meets Morello, the front woman of an all-girl, post-punk riot band. After a brief argument upon meeting, a random security guard approaches them, handcuffs them together, and promptly hops back on his golf cart and drives away. Turns out, he wasn't kidding around, and Adam and Morello are stuck together until they can find a way to get out of the cuffs. Despite their inherent differences, both begin to enjoy being cuffed together. A night of romance ensues, making for an interesting take on a modern-day love story. Midtown Art Cinema, 931 Monroe Drive

WALL-E (G) Pixar's robot love story is back on the big screen this weekend; the story of Wall-E and his quest for the love of EVE. When a little robot named WALL-E, whose primary purpose is cleaning up Earth after mankind trashed the planet to an uninhabitable point, meets EVE, he instantly falls in love. But her programed primary objective of finding life back on Earth sends her back to the gigantic spaceship humans live on now. WALL-E, determined to win over her affection, follows her sending them both on the wildest ride of their robot lives. Pixar reminds us the importance of conservation through this adorable film. AMC Theatre Phillips Plaza, 3500 Peachtree Road NE

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Friday, May 18, 2012

Film Clips: Battleship

Posted By on Fri, May 18, 2012 at 11:32 AM

OPENING TODAY

Rihanna stars as a soldier in Battleship
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  • Rihanna stars in Battleship

BATTLESHIP (PG-13) When a fleet of US battleships discover an unidentifiable object in the open water of the ocean, a team of naval officers are sent to investigate. Upon arrival, they discover that the hunk of metal is actually an alien ship that they have just engaged. The movie, which is really nothing like the Hasbro board game it is supposedly based off of, is a blockbuster of explosions, hot babes, action sequences, and is a CGI masterpiece. To save earth, the battle must be won on the water. You sunk my battleship!

BERNIE (PG-13) This comedy is about assistant funeral director Bernie Tiede (Jack Black), who was everybody's best friend. In his small town he taught Sunday school, sang in the church's choir, and he was always around to lend a helping hand. But when he befriended Majorie Nugent, his kindness was truly tested. Majorie, a rich and affluent widow, literally ran Bernie into the ground with her chores, manipulating, conspiring, and oppression. People were shocked to one day learn that Majorie was dead, with Bernie being he prime suspect for murder.

DARLING COMPANION (PG-13) When Beth (Diane Keaton) saves a stray dog from the side of a freeway on a cold day in Denver, she had little idea of how much the dog would grow to mean to her. With Beth having an empty nest at home being that her kids are all grown up, and her husband being too involved with his work, her's new dog quickly becomes very special. One day, when visiting their vacation home, Beth's husband loses the dog on a walk. Beth becomes frantic to find her lost pet, and going to all lengths to find the dog, the search begins to bring Beth and her family closer together. Midtown Art Cinema, 931 Monroe Drive

THE DICTATOR (R) Sascha Baron-Cohen plays dictator Haffaz Alladen, of the oil-rich African nation of Waadeya. He is an egomaniac and executes practically anyone who disagrees with him. When summoned to NYC by the UN with concerns about his nuclear program, Alladen tries to adjust to the American way of life. While this film misses the unexpected hilarity of unscripted Borat, the political incorrectness is enough to make anyone laugh.

WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN YOU'RE EXPECTING (PG-13) This comedy follows the lives of different couples going through the magical time of a pregnancy. While some mothers go on hormone-powered crazy streaks, the fathers are just trying to tell their kid apart from the others at school. Fueled by a great line up of actors and comedians, this film hits all the high points (and low points) of the hilarity involved with a pregnancy and parenthood. Filmed in Atlanta, check out the screen shot below with a cameo appearance from CL!

Creative Loafing cameo appearance in What to Expect When Youre Expecting
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  • Creative Loafing cameo appearance in What to Expect When You're Expecting

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FIRST POSITION (NR) This documentary provides exclusive access into the Youth American Grand Prix, the largest ballet competition in the world, which awards full-ride scholarships to top schools for talented young dancers. This film follows a yearlong story building up to the defining moment in many of these dancer's careers. Midtown Art Cinema, 931 Monroe Drive

GOD BLESS AMERICA (NR) When Frank is told that he is terminally ill, his life loveless, jobless depression suddenly has purpose. He decides to fix what is wrong in America with his gun: People how talk in movie theaters, the spoiled brats of reality TV, intolerant right-wing Christians, and the like. Along the way he makes friends with an unusual accomplice, a teenager named Roxy. She also shares his distaste for the members of society who just don't seem to need to be alive. Director Bobcat Goldthwait creates a film spoofing everything that's wrong in America. Plaza Theatre, 1049 Ponce de Leon Ave.

MANSOME (NR) Executive producers Will Arnet, Jason Bateman, and Ben Silverman take a look at the man's identity in the modern world, interviewing actors, models, experts, and comedians to define what it means to be a man today. Masculinity is questioned and picked apart as this film hilariously investigates manhood. UA Tara, 2345 Cheshire Bridge Road NE

WE HAVE A POPE (NR) Melville, a cardinal, is elected to become the next Pope. The only problem is, he doesn't want the job as "His Holiness." To prevent turmoil, a psychiatrist is brought into analyze why Melville doesn't want to take advantage of this amazing opportunity. This film investigates what it means to be the closest man to God. Midtown Art Cinema, 931 Monroe Drive

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Friday, May 11, 2012

Film Clips: Dark Shadows

Posted By on Fri, May 11, 2012 at 3:06 PM

OPENING TODAY

Johnny Depp plays a 18th century vampire newly freed from his coffin in the 1970s.
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  • Johnny Depp plays a 18th century vampire newly freed from his coffin in the 1970's.

DARK SHADOWS (PG-13) Tim Burton's newest film is a horror/comedy flick following Barnabas (Johnny Depp) who has moved from England to America in 1752. Building a new life in Maine, Barnabas quickly becomes a wealthy and successful man, his life is perfect until he makes the mistake of breaking the heart of Angelique Bouchard. Angelique, a witch, turns Barnabas into a vampire and buries him alive to teach him a lesson. Two centuries later, Barnabas' tomb is discovered and he is unleashed upon the modern world. As he meets his modern-day descendants, Barnabas is confronted with problems of the modern days and must face Angelique's wrath for breaking her heart once again.

THE FAIRY (NR) Dom, a hotel clerk who works the front desk at nights, is working an average night when he meets a strange girl named Fiona. Fiona approaches him and tells him she will grant him three wishes. Dom, who misses the obvious clues that Fiona has escaped from a mental hospital, falls for Fiona and a romance begins to form. The film's stars and creators, whose real names are actually Dominique Abel and Fiona Gordon, create comedy on a lo-fi budget. Midtown Art Cinema, 931 Monroe Drive, Atlanta, GA

GIRL IN PROGRESS (PG-13) Grace (Eva Mendez) is a single mom who is trying to juggle raising her teenage daughter Ansiedad, work, and her relationship with a married man named Dr. Hartford. Grace, who had her daughter at a very young age, has trouble being the supportive mom she should be. When Ansiedad's teacher introduces her class to coming of age novels, Ansiedad is inspired to skip her childhood and start her adult life, without her lackluster mom. Before her daughter makes the same adolescent mistakes she did, Grace must clean up her act and start acting her own age.

SOUND OF MY VOICE (R) Peter and Loma, a young couple, dive headfirst into the secret life of a cult that follows the teachings of a young woman named Maggie who never leaves her basement chamber in the San Fernando valley. The members of the cult blindly do Maggie's bidding, growing her food, obsessively cleaning her house, and giving her their own blood for transfusions because they believe she is from the future and will lead them to salvation. The deeper Peter and Loma fall into the cult, the more and more sinister and dangerous they realize Maggie and her followers are. Peter and Loma must stop Maggie before their investigative journalism project drags them to a point of no return. Midtown Art Cinema, 931 Monroe Drive, Atlanta, GA

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THE BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL (PG-13) A group of retired Brits decide to "outsource" their retirement to India. The newly restored Marigold Hotel promises a life of leisure and opulence, but on arrival they realize the hotel isn't quite what it was promised to be. But in making the best of their new lives, these retirees find more happiness than they ever could have imagined. The film features a very recognizable cast in a beautiful setting and was directed by John Madden.

THE ROOM (R) (2003) This independent film starring Tom Wiseau (who also wrote, directed, and produced the film) has developed a cult-like following since its original release. Often regarded one of the worst films ever made, the film follows the life of Johnny (Wiseau) who is a successful banker and his wife Lisa (Juliette Danielle) who has recently decided she is unhappy with her life. Lisa decides to seek the affection of one of Johnny's friends, and the film follows their back and forth relationship as Johnny tries to figure out what is going on with his wife. The film's black comedy and utter absurdity in narrative and plot make it a film worth seeing. 8:30 p.m., tonight, Plaza Theatre, 1049 Ponce de Leon

TO THE ARTCTIC (G) This IMAX documentary captures the wild and breathtaking sights and sounds of the distant Arctic, following the life of a mother Polar Bear and her cubs. Directed by Academy Award nominee Greg MacGillivray and narrated by Meryl Streep, this documentary offers an intimate look at a Polar Bear family that has never been captured in such detail before. Fernbank Museum IMAX, 767 Clifton Road NE, Atlanta GA

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Friday, May 4, 2012

Film Clips:The Avengers

Posted By on Fri, May 4, 2012 at 11:07 AM

OPENING TODAY

Thor and Captian America join forces in Marvels The Avengers
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  • Thor and Captian America join forces in Marvel's The Avengers

MARVEL'S THE AVENGERS (PG-13) In a culmination of the recent resurgence of comic book superhero movies, The Avengers are on the big screen, featuring an all-star cast including The Incredible Hulk (Mark Ruffalo), Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.), Captain America (Chris Evans), Thor (Chris Hemsworth), Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson), and Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner). As the story goes, the safety of Earth is threatened by Loki, a demigod from Thor's alternate universe, who brings with him an army of diabolic villains. The group of superheros must put their super-egos aside and work together to defeat Loki and his army. This summer blockbuster is a must-see for all superhero fans, if not for the great cast, then just for the sheer number of superheros featured in the film.

MONSIEUR LAZHAR (PG-13) When an Algerian immigrant teacher applies for a job in a Montreal middle school, he is given the task of replacing a teacher who has committed suicide. The teacher Lazhar replaces, was loved by all of his class deeply. While Lazhar helps the class heal from the loss of their teacher, he himself begins to heal from the pains of remembering the terrorism that forced him to leave his homeland.Midtown Art Cinema 931 Monroe Drive Atlanta GA

MY WAY (NR) This Spanish film about Marc, a man struggling to juggle his public life where he dabbles in real estate as a agent, and his private life where he earns the majority of his money as a drug dealer. While his wife Tes makes an honest living in advertising, Marc is constantly under the pressure to sell more drugs while still trying to be a good father. As balancing the life of a family man and being a drug-dealing gangster becomes harder and harder, Marc has to make difficult choices to do what he thinks is right. UA Tara Cinemas 2345 Cheshire Bridge Road NE

THE SALT OF LIFE (NR) A retired, middle-aged Gianni has become all but invisible to those around him unless they need a favor. His wealthy but thrifty mother, his critical wife, and distant daughter only notice him when they need something from him. Looking for love and affection, Gianni starts chasing young, beautiful women around Italy, creating some classic comedy along the way.Midtown Art Cinema 931 Monroe Drive Atlanta GA

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AKA BLONDIE (NR) Atlanta's most famous stripper, Blondie, the queen of the Clermont Lounge, is the subject of director/producer Jon Watt's new documentary. AKA Blondie offers an inside and intimate look at one of Atlanta's most memorable public figures. This documentary focuses on Blondie's life and career on and off the stage, showing sides of Blondie most people never get too see, (pun intended) including illustrating Blondie's poetic side and her love for writing and reading poetry. Check out the trailer below. May 4-10 at 9:30 p.m. nightly, Plaza Theatre 1049 Ponce de Leon Ave. Atlanta, GA

HEADHUNTERS (R) Norway's most feared and experienced head hunter, Roger, is living life large. To supplement his luxurious lifestyle, Roger steals and then sells priceless artwork. One day, when his wife introduces him to a former mercenary who is in possession of an extremely valuable painting, Roger makes the greedy gamble to steal it. But what Roger discovers during the heist makes him a hunted man and sends him on the ride of his life.Midtown Art Cinema 931 Monroe Drive Atlanta GA

MY REINCARNATION (NR) This documentary follows Namkhai Norbu's journey to greatness and fame as a Buddhist teacher in the West, while his son becomes recognized at birth as a reincarnation of a famous master yogi. But his son, Yeshi, does not want to follow the spiritual legacy that has been laid before him. This look into the intimate, never-before-seen side of Tibetan Buddhism illustrates the friction between traditions from the past and the present modern world. Plaza Theatre 1049 Ponce de Leon Ave. Atlanta, GA

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Friday, April 27, 2012

Film Clips:The Five Year Engagement

Posted By on Fri, Apr 27, 2012 at 1:47 PM

OPENING TODAY:

Five years is a long time to be engaged in The Five Year Engagement

ELLES (NC-17) A journalist begins an investigative report on the lives of two student prostitutes, what began as another assignment quickly becomes very personal. The journalist, Anne, becomes so involved with these female students it forces her to confront her own reservations about what happens in the bedroom. The world's oldest profession reveals more to Anne than she ever thought possible. Midtown Art Cinema 931 Monroe Drive Atlanta GA

THE FIVE YEAR ENGAGEMENT (R) From the producer of the marital comedy Bridesmaids, comes a new twist on the romantic comedy, a film spotlighting the time between the proposal and the marriage. When Tom and Violet get engaged, they have no idea what they are in for because it seems everything in the world is working against them getting married. The comedy ensues as this couple learns what it takes to make an engagement work.

THE HUNTER (R) A proficient and knowledgeable mercenary named Martin is sent into the Tasmanian wilderness to search for the rare Tasmanian tiger believed to be extinct. Hired by an anonymous company that desires the tiger's genetic material, Martin poses as a scientist when he lands in Tasmania. While living with a family, the patriarch of the house goes missing, and Martin can't help wanting to find the father. In the search, Martin's mission to find the tiger becomes even more complicated than he could have ever imagined. Willem Dafoe plays an amazing mercenary and gives a chilling performance.Midtown Art Cinema 931 Monroe Drive Atlanta GA

THE PIRATES! BAND OF MISTFITS (PG) The same people who created Chicken Run and the Wallace and Gromit series, have created a new stop-motion film about a pirate captain who just isn't very good at being a pirate. Voiced by Hugh Grant, the Pirate Captain is a lovable dope with aspirations of winning the "Pirate of the Year" award and finally getting some credit for his exploits as a buccaneer. Given directors Jeff Newitt's and Peter Lord's track record together, this movie is sure to be a great one.

THE RAVEN (R) When a deranged killer begins acting out the twisted poems and short stories of famed author Edgar Allen Poe, it is up to the author himself to stop the killer since Poe is the killer's ultimate inspiration. Poe, played by John Cusack, is helped by a young detective in his search for the killer. But the game of chase takes a turn for the worst when Poe's lover becomes the next target.

SAFE (R) Jason Statham plays Luke Wright a washed-up cage fighter in an MMA-style fighting circuit, essentially being paid to get beat up in front of a crowd. But when Luke wins a rigged fight he was supposed to lose, hell breaks loose, the Russian Mafia murders his family to teach him a lesson after costing them a small fortune. Then when Luke witnesses the Russians going after a young girl named Mei, he snaps and goes into an all out war against the mafia. In an attempt to redeem himself and avenge his own family, Statham delivers his usual action packed performance.

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96 MINUTES (R) Is the story of four very different high school students on the brink of graduating, caught in the middle of a carjacking one night. The film follows each of the four student's days leading up to the point of the carjacking. This coming of age film confronts societal issues such as race, income levels, gender roles, and the like through the drama that unfolds on the screen. AMC Phipps Plaza, 3500 Peachtree Road NE, Atlanta, GA

DAMSELS IN DISTRESS When a trio of gorgeous girls at a college meet transfer student Lily, they immediately take her under their wing. The girls attempt to teach Lily the ways of life at their university, showing her their tap dancing therapy for depressed students. They seem to even have the men on the campus figured out, until a couple of guys threaten the girl's grip on their environment. The collegiate comedy has tons of familiar faces and was selected to play at Venice and Toronto's respective film festivals last year. UA Tara Cinemas 2345 Cheshire Bridge Road NE

FUR: AN IMAGINARY PORTRAIT OF DIANE ARBUS (2006) (R) This film follows the life of Diane Arbus, who is one of the most important photographers of the 20th century. Played by Nicole Kidman, Arbus turns away from her wealthy family and follows her heart into the arms of Lionel Sweeny (played by Robert Downey Jr.) who introduces her to the marginalized and deviant people that made her photos so famous. This film is being shown in conjunction with a series of other films at Poem 88 as part of their "Films for the 99% campaign." Poem 88, Wed., May 2, 8 p.m. 1170 Howell Mill Road, Atlanta, GA

RESTLESS CITY (R) The portrait film of Dijbril, a young African immigrant in NYC whose passion for music he hopes will take him all the way to the top and bring him a better life. He believes he can achieve his dreams and save his family back in Africa from a meager life, but its never that simple in the city that never sleeps. AMC Phipps Plaza, 3500 Peachtree Road NE, Atlanta, GA

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Friday, April 20, 2012

Film Clips: 'Think Like a Man'

Posted By on Fri, Apr 20, 2012 at 1:50 PM

OPENING TODAY:

Kevin Hart has girl problems in Think Like a Man
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  • Kevin Hart has girl problems in Think Like a Man

CHIMPANZEE (G) This documentary from Mark Linfield and Disney follows the story of Oscar, a young chimpanzee who is separated from his family during a skirmish with another group of chimps. In an unlikely turn of events, Oscar is 'adopted' by a full grown male chimp who finds him alone in the forest. This documentary offers a rarely seen glimpse into the world of chimpanzees, following the heartwarming story of Oscar.

THE DEEP BLUE SEA (NR) Hester Collyer (played by Rachel Weisz) is the wife of a British judge and she becomes entangled in a love affair with a former Royal Air Force pilot, sending her life out of control while falling hopelessly in love. Sacrificing her former husband's wealth, social standing, and her own dignity, Hester struggles with true love and the life she has to leave behind. Midtown Art Cinema 931 Monroe Drive Atlanta GA

THE LUCKY ONE (PG-13) US Marine Sergeant Logan Thibault (Zac Efron) returns from his third tour of duty in Iraq, safe and sound. He is convinced his safety in battle was from a photograph of a beautiful woman (Taylor Schilling) he found on the ground during battle, keeping the photo with him at all times. Upon his arrival in the states he travels to North Carolina, searching for the woman who kept him alive without even knowing it.

MARLEY (PG-13) Made with the support of Bob Marley's family, director Kevin McDonald takes an inside look at Marley's impact on music and his social and political impacts as well. With rare footage, performances, interviews with people close to Marley, this film offers a portrait of a cultural icon. Midtown Art Cinema 931 Monroe Drive Atlanta GA

THINK LIKE A MAN (PG-13) The story of a group men's love lives that are turned completely upside down when their respective ladies buy Steve Harvey's new book that teaches women to act like ladies but think like men. When the ladies start turning the tables on their respective men, they conspire to reverse the book's power and use it against the ladies. Featuring an all star cast of names like Gabrielle Union, Meagan Good, Kevin Hart, Jerry Ferrara and others, this comedy puts a new spin on how relationships work.

WOMAN THOU ART LOOSED: ON THE 7TH DAY (PG-13) The Ames' family seemed to be the perfect family, beautiful wife, successful husband, and a darling little girl. Until one morning, when Kari (Sharon Leal) goes to wake he daughter up for school and discovers that she is missing. In the investigative race to find their kidnapped daughter, the Ames begin to discover secrets about their each other that could destroy their life together forever, whether or not they find their daughter.

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JIRO DREAMS OF SUSHI (PG) This documentary details the story of 85-year-old Jiro Ono, who is widely considered to be the greatest sushi chef in the world. Despite his restaurant being a small 10-seat space in a Tokyo subway station, people from around the world make the journey to his establishment. UA Tara Cinemas 2345 Cheshire Bridge Road NE

THE KID WITH A BIKE (NR) Abandoned by his father, 11-year-old Cyril searches for his bicycle, the remaining object of his relationship with his father. He comes into the care of a hairdresser named Samantha, who attempts to help Cyril. While Cyril searches for a father figure, he sends Samantha on a wild ride as it takes everything she's got to keep from giving up on him. Midtown Art Cinema 931 Monroe Drive Atlanta GA

THE LADY (R) Based on the inspiring true story of Aung San Suu Kyi who is one of the main driving forces behind Burma's democratic movement. The film follows Suu Kyi's journey to peacefully lead Burma's people to a brighter future as free democratic people. UA Tara Cinemas 2345 Cheshire Bridge Road NE

LEAVE IT ON THE FLOOR (NR) Sheldon Larry's " Leave it on the Floor" musical follows a young man who has been kicked out of home because he is gay. As he wanders in search of a new life, Brad finds a life with a new family of Los Angeles drag queens. Plaza Theatre 1049 Ponce De Leon Ave

THIN ICE (R) A insurance agent named Mickey is searching for a way to jump start his business to impress his estranged wife in hopes of reuniting with her. When Mickey stumbles upon an old farmer who owns a extremely rare and valuable violin, he attempts to swindle the old man out of it. Before the con has been completed a sketchy locksmith becomes wise to Mickey's scheme, and wants in on the cut. The con spins wildly out of control and eventually Mickey finds himself in over his head with a dangerous man. Plaza Theatre 1049 Ponce De Leon Ave

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Friday, April 13, 2012

Film Clips: The Three Stooges

Posted By on Fri, Apr 13, 2012 at 12:50 PM

OPENING TODAY

The Three Stooges are back with the same classic shenanigans.
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  • The Three Stooges are back with the same classic shenanigans.

BLUE LIKE JAZZ (PG-13) Don, the product of an oppressive Christian upbringing right in the thick of the Bible Belt in Texas, wants to distance himself from the Jesus-obsessed community he grew up in. So he heads to Portland, Oregon, to attend Reed College, one of the most progressive colleges in America. The eclectic and eccentric people he meets, allow Don to face his own spirituality and reservations and figure out his true beliefs.

BULLY (PG-13) This documentary by filmmaker Lee Hirsch investigates America's problems with peer-to-peer bullying in schools and classrooms across the nation. Following the daily lives of 6 children and teens, Hirsch provides an insider's look to the anxiety and fears bullied students deal with. Hirsch does not hold back, but rather dives deeply into this prominent issue exposing the horrors of what bullying can do to children when allowed to happen without reprimand.

THE CABIN IN THE WOODS (R) A horror story that follows the trip of five friends to a remote cabin in the woods. As things start to get a little creepy, the audience thinks they are seeing the same old recycled horror story. But as the movie progresses and the twists get more and more absurd, this movie begins to turn the formulaic horror movie genre into something unique and different.

LOCKOUT (PG-13) In the future prisoners are kept on a space station, which seemed like a good idea until an uprising allowed the prisoners take control of the station. The president, whose daughter was taken captive by the prisoners during the uprising, asks for the help of an ex-government agent (played by Guy Pearce) who is convicted of conspiracy. For the safe return of his daughter, the president promises Pearce's freedom. Action-packed, gun fights and battles ensue as just one man attempts to save the president's daughter from a vicious group of convicts.

THE THREE STOOGES: THE MOVIE (PG) The three stooges are back at it after a sabbatical from the screens of movie theaters for over 40 years. The same slapstick comedy and dopey humor that made the original vaudeville act hilarious is back for this reincarnation of a classic piece of American comedy. In the new film, three infants are left on a nun's doorstep (the nun is played by Larry David) and are raised at the orphanage run by the nuns. When they are grown up and learn that the orphanage is facing foreclosure, they set out into the big world to save their home. Along the way, they become entangled with a murder plot and end up starring in a reality TV show with the cast of MTV's Jersey Shore .

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L!FE HAPPENS (R) Starring Krysten Ritter as Kim and Kate Bosworth as Deena, who play two best friends that just want to party and have fun. Everything changes when Kim gets pregnant though, facing the ups and downs of parenthood, Kim is caught between her life as a mother and her attraction to a man who doesn't want to be held back by children. Co-written and directed by Kat Coiro, this comedic drama deals with the challenges of motherhood, while still trying to find "Mr. Right." AMC Phipps Plaza 14 3500 Peachtree Road NE, Atlanta GA

FREE MEN (NR) This French film by director Ismaël Ferroukhi follows an Algerian immigrant named Younes in Paris during World War II. Younes, after nearly being thrown in prison because authorities thought he was Jewish (turns out he's Muslim), makes an unlikely friendship with a Jewish man. After seeing the struggles of the Jewish community, he is inspired to join the Resistance against the Nazis when faced with questions of his own feelings and sentiments about the horrendous products of this war. Midtown Art Cinema 931 Monroe Drive Atlanta GA

FOOTNOTE (PG) This Israeli film is the story of a rivalry between father and son who are both professors at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. The son, Uriel is a rising figure in Talmudic studies, feeding of the recognition from other scholars he has been recieving. While the father, Eliezer is a stirct purist who has never truly been recognized for his hard work. When they learn Eliezer could be awarded the Israel Prize (the most highest honor for scholarship in the nation), Uriel is torn between jealousy and pride for his father's recognition and must choose between advancing his own career or helping his father's. Midtown Art Cinema 931 Monroe Drive Atlanta GA

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Friday, April 6, 2012

Film Clips: American Reunion

Posted By on Fri, Apr 6, 2012 at 2:14 PM

OPENING TODAY

American Pies original characters reunited in American Reunion.

AMERICAN REUNION (R) The fourth installment (excluding the spin-off, straight to home video films) in the American Pie franchise, features all the original characters from this teen, coming-of-age comedy series. While (most of) the characters are acting like grown ups with real jobs and families now, their high school reunion brings back the same old hi-jinks, bodily humor, and awkward moments the first three films created.

THE RAID: REDEMPTION (R) Rama, the rookie member of a elite special forces team, is instructed to extract a vicious crime lord from a rundown, sketchy apartment buildilng. Difficult enough, but when the crime lord offers sanctuary to every vagrant living in the building in exchange for the heads of the special forces team, things start to get really tricky. After the team leader has fallen, everything rests on Rama's shoulders to make sure his team makes it out alive with their prisoner.

THE SKINNY This film from writer/director Patrik-Ian Polk, follows the story of five African-American Brown University classmates; four gay men and one lesbian. The friends reunite in NYC for a weekend of fun, sin, secrets and drama. Midtown Art Cinema 931 Monroe Drive Atlanta GA

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THE BALLAD OF GENESIS AND LADY JAYE (NR) This documentary spotlights a fascinating love story between Genesis P Orridge, a celebrated figure in the Punk and art community, and his lover Lady Jaye (born Jacqueline Breyer). In 2000, Genesis began a series of sex reassignment surgeries in order to more closely resemble his lover. Calling this project 'Creating the Pandrogyne,' it was his intention to deconstruct their two individual identities through the creation an invisible third identity. Composed with home movies and sometimes intentionally shot with a handheld camera, this film is an intimate look at a fascinatingly different love story. April 6-12 at UA Tara Cinemas 2345 Cheshire Bridge Road NE

BOY (NR) Originally inspired by his Oscar-nominated short, Two Cars, One Night Taika Wititi's film is set in a rural Maori community on the eastern coast of New Zealand. Boy follows a 11-year-old's obsession with American pop-culture, particularly Michael Jackson. After not seeing his father for a number of years, the child soon realizes that his father is a bit of a lovable loser, and that he can have a better life than his father's if he wants too. This film is a sensory explosion, featuring drawings coming to life and elaborate musical renditions of popular Michael Jackson songs from the 1980's. Midtown Art Cinema 931 Monroe Drive Atlanta GA

DELICACY (NR) Nathalie is a beautiful, happy and successful Parisian business exec. who suddenly is widowed by her soul mate after three weeks of marriage. Struggling with her loss, Nathalie finds love in an unexpected place: the arms of her office subordinate named Markus. Midtown Art Cinema 931 Monroe Drive Atlanta GA

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