It’s Oscar weekend and we have some of the nominated films.
If you’ve missed Hurt Locker, District 9, Up, Up in the Air, Precious, Inglourious Basterds, Coraline or Julie and Julia then this is your opportunity to catch up before Sunday.
Now on to this week’s newbies.
Precious: In Harlem, an overweight, illiterate teen who is pregnant with her second child is invited to enroll in an alternative school in hopes that her life can head in a new direction.
Up in the Air: With a job that has him traveling around the country firing people, Ryan Bingham leads an empty life out of a suitcase, until his company does the unexpected: ground him.
9 A rag doll that awakens in a post-apocalyptic future holds the key to humanity’s salvation.
Astro Boy: Set in futuristic Metro City, Astro Boy is about a young robot with incredible powers created by a brilliant scientist in the image of the son he has lost
Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day The MacManus brothers are living a quiet life in Ireland with their father, but when they learn their beloved priest has been killed by mob forces, the duo return to Boston to bring justice to those responsible.
Capitalism: A Love Story Michael Moore. Capitalism: A Love Story examines the impact of corporate dominance on the everyday lives of Americans (and by default, the rest of the world).
Everybody’s Fine: A widower who realized his only connection to his family was through his wife sets off on an impromptu road trip to reunite with each of his grown children.
Princess and the Frog: A fairy tale set in Jazz Age-era New Orleans and centered on a young girl named Tiana and her fateful kiss with a frog prince who desperately wants to be human again.
Stoning of Soraya M. True story of the cruel practice of execution by stoning as practiced under certain interpretations of Sharia Law.
Where the Wild Things Are: An adaptation of Maurice Sendak’s classic children’s story, where Max, a disobedient little boy sent to bed without his supper, creates his own world–a forest inhabited by ferocious wild creatures that crown Max as their ruler.
Ciao for now
The Thomas Staff