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Movies opening this weekend (December 28, 2007)

December 26th, 2007 by Maxim · No Comments · 4,272 Views

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Requiem Alien vs Predator: Requiem (2007) R 1h 26min – Action/Adventure/Sci-Fi/Sequel. (a.k.a. Alien vs Predator 2). The monsters from the two famous sci-fi action films slaughter each other in an unsuspecting Colorado town, while a humans band together to survive in this sequel.
The Orhpanage (2007) The Orhpanage (2007) R 1h 45min- Art/Foreign(Spain)/Suspence/Horror/Thriller. Laura spent the happiest years of her childhood growing up in an orphanage by the seaside, cared for by the staff and fellow orphans whom she loved as brothers and sisters. Now, thirty years later, she returns with her husband Carlos and Simon, their 7-year-old son, with a dream of restoring and reopening the long abandoned orphanage as a home for disabled children. The new home and mysterious surroundings awaken Simon’s imagination and the boy starts to spin a web of fantastic tales and not-so-innocent games. As the opening day draws near, tension builds within the family. Carlos remains skeptical, believing that Simon is making everything up in a desperate bid for attention. But Laura slowly becomes convinced that something long-hidden and terrible is lurking in the old house, something waiting to emerge and inflict appalling damage on her family.
There Will Be Blood (2007) There Will Be Blood (2007) R 2h 38min – Drama/Adaptation. An epic tale of family, faith, power and oil set on the incendiary frontier of California’s turn-of-the-century petroleum boom. The story chronicles the life and times of one Daniel Plainview, who transforms himself from a down-and-out silver miner raising a son on his own into a self-made oil tycoon. When Plainview gets a mysterious tip-off that there’s a little town out West where an ocean of oil is oozing out of the ground, he heads with his son, H.W., to take their chances in dust-worn Little Boston. Starring Daniel Day-Lewis.
Persepolis (2007) Persepolis (2007) PG-12 1h 35min – Art/Foreign (France)/Adaptation/Animation. Based on best-selling graphic novel by Marjane Satrapi. The coming-of-age story of a precocious and outspoken young Iranian girl that begins during the Islamic Revolution. We meet nine-year-old Marjane when the fundamentalists first take power–forcing the veil on women and imprisoning thousands. The story then follows her as she cleverly outsmarts the “social guardians” and discovers punk, ABBA and Iron Maiden, while living with the terror of government persecution and the Iran/Iraq war. Then Marjane’s journey moves on to Austria where, as a teenager, her parents send her to school in fear for her safety and, she has to combat being equated with the religious fundamentalism and extremism she fled her country to escape. Marjane eventually gains acceptance in Europe, but finds herself alone and horribly homesick, and returns to Iran to be with her family, though it means putting on the veil and living in a tyrannical society. After a difficult period of adjustment, she enters art school and marries, continuing to speak out against the hypocrisy she witnesses. At age twenty-four, she realizes that while she is deeply Iranian, she cannot live in Iran. She then makes the heartbreaking decision to leave her homeland for France, optimistic about her future, shaped indelibly by her past. Starring Chiara Mastroianni and Catherine Deneuve.
Legend Of The Deep (2007) The Water Horse: Legend Of The Deep (2007) PG 1h 51min – a kids and family movie about a Scottish boy rising “Lochness monster”. When he found an enchanted egg and took it home, he soon found himself face-to-face with an amazing creature: the mythical “water horse” of Scottish lore. Angus began a journey of discovery, facing his greatest fears and risking his life to protect a secret that would give birth to a legend.
The Great Debaters (2007) The Great Debaters (2007) PG 2h 3min – Drama. Inspired by a true story, “The Great Debaters” chronicles the journey of Professor Melvin Tolson, a brilliant but volatile debate team coach who uses the power of words to shape a group of underdog students from a small African American college in the deep South into a historically elite debate team. A controversial figure, Professor Tolson challenged the social mores of the time and was under constant fire for his unconventional and ferocious teaching methods as well as his radical political views.
The Bucket List (2007) The Bucket List (2007) – Action/Adventure/Comedy/Drama. Jack Nickolson and Morgan Freeman starring in a comedy about two completely different people sharing a hospital room with plenty of time to think about what might happen next–and about how much of that was in their hands. For all their apparent differences, they discovered they had two very important things in common: an unrealized need to come to terms with who they were and the choices they’d made, and a pressing desire to spend the time they had left doing everything they ever wanted to do. So, against doctor’s orders and all good sense, these two virtual strangers check themselves out of the hospital and hit the road together for the adventure of a lifetime - from the Taj Mahal to the Serengeti, the finest restaurants to the seediest tattoo parlors, the cockpit of vintage race cars to the open door of a prop plane – with just a sheet of paper the compiled of the things to do before they die and their passion for life to guide them. Adding and crossing items off their list while taking in the grandeur and beauty of the world, they grapple with the difficult questions and the even more difficult answers that plague all of us. And, without even realizing it, become true friends

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