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Movies to see this weekend (Dec 21, 2007)

December 19th, 2007 by Maxim · No Comments · 2,737 Views

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This is going to be a great week for movie goers: with a long weekend ahead, there’s a great movie for each day of the week!

Opening in theatres nationwide:

Charlie Wilson’s War (2007) Charlie Wilson’s War (2007) R 97min – Comedy/ Drama/ Adaptation/ Biographical. Based on the true story of how Texas congressman Charlie Wilson (Tom Hanks), known for being an alcoholic and womanizer, persuaded the CIA to covertly train and arm resistance Mujahedin fighters in Afghanistan to fend off the Soviet Union in the late 1979. With the help of renegade CIA agent, Gust Avrakotos (Phillip Seymour Hoffman), and a Houston socialite (Julia Roberts) who leads Wilson to the cause, the two men supplied money, training and a team of military experts that turned the ill-equipped Afghan freedom-fighters into a force that brought the Soviet Army to a stalemate… and set the stage for conflicts in the Middle East that still rage to this day: the Pakistanis and Israelis.
National Treasure: Book Of Secrets (2007) National Treasure: Book Of Secrets (2007) PG – Action/Adventure/Sequel. a.k.a. National Treasure 2 – The sequel to the original Disney adventure flick of 2004/2005. Treasure hunter Benjamin Franklin Gates (Nicolas Cage) looks to discover the truth behind the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, by uncovering the mystery within the 18 pages missing from assassin John Wilkes Booth’s diary. Our herous break into Buckingham Palace, the White House and even kidnap the President.
Sweeney Todd (2007) Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of the Fleet Street (2007) R 117min - Crime/Musical/Thriller. It’s Tim Burton. What did you expect? A story about a grisly revenge by Benjamin Barker (Johnny Depp), a man unjustly imprisoned by a lecherous judge. Barker returns as barber Sweeney Todd and exacts revenge. Based on the Broadway musical and already nominated for 4 Golden Globes. Johnny Depp sings!
Walk Hard (2007) Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story (2007) R - Comedy/Music. From Judd Apatow, the guy who brouht you Knocked Up and Superbad – a new comedy starring John C. Reilly! America loves larger-than-life musician and songwriter Dewey Cox (a composite character in whom you can recognize Bob Dylan, Brian Wilson and Johnny Cash)! But behind the music is the up-and-down-and-up-again story of a musician whose songs would change a nation. On his rock ‘n roll spiral, Cox sleeps with 411 women, marries three times, has 22 kids and 14 stepkids, stars in his own 70s TV show, collects friends ranging from Elvis to the Beatles to a chimp, and gets addicted to – and then kicks – every drug known to man… but despite it all, Cox grows into a national icon and eventually earns the love of a good woman – longtime backup singer Darlene.Nominated for 2 Golden Globes.
P.S. I Love You (2007) P.S. I Love You (2007) PG-13 127min – Comedy/Drama/Romance/Adaptation. A grieving young widow Holly Kennedy (Academy Award winner Hilary Swank) discovers that her late husband has left her a list of tasks revealed in 10 messages, delivered anonymously, intended to ease her out of grief and transition her to a new life. Also starring Gerard Butler, Lisa Kudrow, and Kathy Bates playing Holly’s mother.
Steep (2007) Steep (2007) PG 92min – Documentary about history extreme skiing, a sport that barely existed 35 years ago. It started in the 1970s in the mountains above Chamonix, France, where skiers began to attempt ski descents so extreme that they appeared almost suicidal.

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