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Movies to see this weekend (Dec 14, 2007)

December 13th, 2007 by Maxim · No Comments · 2,795 Views


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Opening in theatres (wide release):

Alvin and The Chipmunks Alvin and the Chipmunks (2007) – Comedy/Kids/Family - Three chipmunk brothers, Alvin, Simon, and Theodore are adopted by a man named Dave.
I Am Legend I Am Legend (2007) – Action/Drama/Horror/Sci-Fi – A brilliant scientist (Will Smith) may be the only survivor of the virus in the city of New York and may be the entire planet. He turned out to be immune to the virus and plans to reverse the virus by using his own blood, but the virus turned the victims into carnivorous zombies and now they are after him.
The Perfect Holiday The Perfect Holiday (2007) a.k.a. The Perfect Christmas – Comedy/Romance/Holiday – a Christmas romance story between a divorced mother of three and an office supply salesman/struggling songwriter.

Opening in select theatres:

The Kite Runner The Kite Runner (2007) – Drama/Adaptation – based on best-selling novel with the same title, story about an unlikely friendship that develops between the son of a wealthy Afghan businessman and a servant to the boy and his father. During a kite-fighting tournament, an act of betrayal changes their relationship forever. After 20 years of living in America, one of them returns to a perilous Afghanistan under the Taliban’s rule to take one last daring chance to set things right.
Look Look (2007) – Comedy/Drama – Forget about privacy. On average every American is captured on security cameras over 170 times a day without their knowledge: in department stores, fitting rooms and even public bathrooms. This produces millions of hours of footage revealing the nature of those hidden secrets.
Nanking Nanking (2007) – Documentary/Politics – The story of the Japanese invasion of Nanking, China in the early days of World War II and the efforts of a small group of unarmed Westerners who established a Safety Zone where over 200,000 Chinese found refuge. The events of the film are told through deeply moving interviews with Chinese survivors, archival footage, and chilling testimonies of Japanese soldiers, interwoven with staged readings of the Westerners’ letters.
Youth Without Your (2007) Youth Without Youth (2007) – Drama/War – adaptation based on the novel about life of a professor who due to some cataclismic events changes became a fugitive during the dark years before WWII. He is pursued through far-flung locations including Romania, Switzerland, Malta and India.
Juno (2007) Juno (2007) – from Golden Globe-nominated young writer Diablo Cody a story about Juno (Ellen Page), a teenager confronting an unplanned pregnancy by her classmate Paulie Bleeker (Michael Cera of Superbad, Arrested Development, Veronica Mars etc). With the help of her hot best friend Leah, Juno finds her unborn child a “perfect” set of parents: an affluent suburban couple, Mark and Vanessa, longing to adopt. Luckily, Juno has the total support of her parents as she faces some tough decisions, flirts with adulthood and ultimately figures out where she belongs.

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