“What is the purpose of your visit? — Studyin’ beneficial herbs!”
Rhys Ifans plays the title role Mr. Nice, based on the autobiography of the same name. It chronicles the life of Howard Marks (also known as Mr. Nice), a notorious Welsh hush dealer. Being good in what he does, he was able to travel the world for smuggling drugs. Also stars Chloe Sevigny, Elsa Pataky, and David Thewlis. Directed by Bernard Rose.
“Tumor? Me? I mean, that doesn’t make any sense. I don’t smoke, i don’t drink you know. I recycle.”
Joseph Gordon-Levitt plays the role of Adam. A 27-year-old man who was diagnosed with cancer. He tries to deduct the idea of being sick and eventually embrace life while dealing with it. Also stars Seth Rogen (Knocked Up), Anna Kendrick (Up In The Air), and Bryce Dallas Howard (Spiderman). Directed by Jonathan Levine.
Shadows and Lies
Amputation scene for 127 Hours. Genetic engineering in the Rise of the Planet of the Apes. Being almighty in Oz: The Great and Powerful. Talk about busy. In between hosting the Oscars, launching a book, and working on his craft, James Franco managed to do a direct-to-DVD project.
Shadows & Lies (formerly titled as William Vincent) is a psycho-thriller set in New York. William Vincent (played by James Franco) is a criminal that got exiled from the city after he falls for the favorite escort of a ganster. Now, he’s back in the city to get the girl he left behind. Directed by Jay Anania.
Shadows & Lies is available on DVD, Blu-ray and via Digital Download on June 7, 2011.
Bless this black comedy for having an ensemble cast for Sundance 2011. Salvation Boulevard tells the story of a man on the run (Greg Kinnear) from raging born-again Christian worshipers because of allegedly killing one of their leaders. Directed by George Ratliff.
30 Minutes or Less
After having 500 million friends on The Social Network, Jesse Eisenberg needs to deliver pizza and rob a bank in ’30 Minutes or Less’. Joined by funny men Aziz Ansari, Nick Swardson, and Danny McBride. Directed by Ruben Fleischer (Zombieland).
“Life is only on Earth. And not for long.”
This visually enticing film from director Lars von Trier tackles the approaching end of the world and the challenged relationship of siblings that sums up to a dramatic story telling. Melancholia was surely a hype on the recently concluded Cannes Film Festival and even bagged the Award for Best Actress thanks to Kirsten Dunst. It surely made the crowd raving — may it be yay or nay.
“Whatever happens tomorrow, we have today. I’ll always remember it.”
Random House Films and Focus Features brings you the movie adaptation of David Nicholls’ international best-selling novel, One Day. Anne Hathaway and Jim Sturgess stars as Emma and Dexter in this story of two people celebrating love, friendship, and life for over twenty years. The film adaptation is directed by Lone Scherfig.
A Map For Saturday
“Whatever you do in life will be insignificant, but it’s very important that you do it.” – Gandhi
Brook Silva-Braga’s shadowed movie gem from 2007 takes you to a trip that most of us, at some point, wants to take. A time away from troubles, setting aside your thoughts, and just taking the plunge to life. Spontaneity kicks in.
What if there is another Earth? Another world. Another you. A universe of do-overs waiting for you. Right all the wrongs. Have what’s already gone. Director Mike Cahill brings you this brilliant exploration of second chances and starting anew. Official selection and winner at Sundance 2011.
In this day and age where the most browsed book is Facebook and everything everyone does is on Twitter — where does an institution of information stands? This year, Director Andrew Rossi and Magnolia Pictures brings us a documentary about a thriving pillar of journalism and the domination of new media.