My thoughts and prayers go out to the people who lost their lives and were injured during the Dark Knight Rises premiere in Aurora Co.. People go to the movies to escape, not to fear for their lives and the lives of their loved ones.
What a cruel, cowardly thing to do. What's wrong with this world?
I feel a little uncomfortable posting, but, I must move forward...
Please enjoy your weekend. And please be safe.
The Dark Knight Rises
The epic conclusion to filmmaker Christopher Nolan's Batman trilogy. After eight years of struggling with his new status as a wanted vigilante, Batman must contend with newcomers Catwoman and the brutal and villainous Bane.
Follows ten characters drawn into a ring of love and desire, each one caught beyond his or her control in a chain reaction of seduction, impulses and self‐discovery. The screenplay was inspired by Arthur Schnitzler’s play LA RONDE. The film was written and directed by Alexis Lloyd, produced by Alexis Lloyd, Molly Conners, Carl Ford and Lloyd and executive produced by Susan Batson, Ronald Guttman and Pierre Lagrange.
Fixing the Future
David Brancaccio explores a variety of new opportunities that have emerged in the wake of 2008's financial meltdown.
Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai
From visionary auteur Takashi Miike (13 ASSASSINS) comes the story of a mysterious samurai who arrives at the doorstep of his feudal lord, requesting an honorable death by ritual suicide in his courtyard. The lord threatens him with the brutal tale of Motome, a desperate young ronin who made a similar request with ulterior motives, only to meet a grisly end. Undaunted, the samurai begins to tell a story of his own, with an ending no one could see coming. With stunning cinematography and gripping performances, HARA-KIRI: DEATH OF A SAMURAI is a thrilling exploration of revenge, honor, and individuality in the face of oppressive power.
Shut Up and Play the Hits
Shut Up and Play the Hits is both a narrative film documenting LCD Soundsystem's played final show at Madison Square Garden and an intimate portrait of James Murphy as he navigates the lead-up to the show, the day after, and the personal and professional ramifications of his decision.
A documentary that chronicles an athlete’s struggle to defend her champion status as her lifetime weightlifting career inches towards its inevitable end.
The Queen of Versailles
Directed by lauded filmmaker and photographer Lauren Greenfield, who won the U.S. Directing Award for Documentary Film at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival for this film, The Queen of Versailles is a character-driven documentary about a billionaire family and their financial challenges in the wake of the economic crisis.
In this charming comedy, Oscar-nominee Demián Bichir (A BETTER LIFE, “Weeds”) stars as Ernesto, a Colombian pilot whose plane has crashed in a small Irish village. Not able to speak a word of English, a precocious 9-year old boy named Paco, the only one in his town who knows Spanish, becomes his translator. Rewriting Ernesto’s mysterious and questionable past, Paco turns him into a hero and a celebrity, motivating the entire town to rally behind Ernesto to help rebuild his plane. When a seedy Colombian detective arrives and threatens to reveal a dark secret about Ernesto, the town begins to question who they can trust. Inspired by true events, The Runaway tells the story of a boy needing a father, a man wanting a family, and a town willing to do anything for a hero.
The Well Digger's Daughter
Daniel Auteuil's celebrated directorial debut, based on the classic film by Marcel Pagnol.
War of the Buttons
Two rival gangs of kids from different French villages engage in a merciless play war.
Nice thoughts E. My family is still in shock. My young ones don't understand why this happened.
How can anyone make sense out of this? Clearly this is a person in great pain, so why didn't he just kill himself? Why do this to others? I just don't get these maniacs....there really should be a law passed as to what punishment people like this. Let it be as extreme. I just don't know what to think right now, just let the punishment fit the crime dammit....
What rational human being would stop going to the movies just because ONE nut, in ONE state, in ONE town walked into ONE theater and shot the place up? Did people stop going to the mall after the first mall shooting? No. Did kids stop going to school after Columbine? No. So why should people stop going to the movies? I'll tell you why: once the media got their hands on this story they made it their goal to scare the hell out of every person that made the unfortunate decision to turn on their TV. Nothing sells like fear and the media knows this better than anyone. Just bombard them with 24/7 reports about the gory details of the shooting and you can be sure that everyone will stay glued to their TV sets. It's a shameless and disgusting exploitation of a horrible tragedy and they should all me ashamed of themselves. Ha, who am I kidding, there's advertisement dollars to sell!