An Inconvenient Truth
Former Vice President Al Gore’s crusade to raise awareness of global warming, warning us we have only 10 years to try and avert a major catastrophic climatic tailspin of epic destruction involving extreme weather, floods, droughts, epidemics and killer heat waves beyond anything we have ever experienced. With wit, smarts and hope, Gore brings home his persuasive argument that we can no longer afford to view global warming as a political issue rather, it is the biggest moral challenge facing our global civilization. A Davis Guggenheim documentary
. PG for mild thematic elements/98 min.
In Hindi with English subtitles Set in 1938 Colonial India, against Mahatma Gandhi’s rise to power, a young girl is widowed and sent to a home where Hindu widows must live in penitence. She does not know that according to Hindu scriptures she is destined to live there for the rest of her life, for when a woman’s husband dies, she has three options. One is to marry her husband’s younger brother, two is to kill herself on his funeral pyre, and three is to live a life of celibacy, discipline, and solitude amongst her own kind. A fourth law permits a widow to re-marry but is not fully accepted. Her feisty presence deeply affects the lives of the other residents, including a young widow who falls for a Gandhian idealist. Written and Directed by Deepa Mehta (“Fire”, “Earth”) Seema Biswas, Lisa Ray, John Abraham, Rishma Malik
. PG-13 for mature thematic material involving sexuality, and for brief drug use/118 min.
Devil Wears Prada
A small town girl in her first job out of college tries to navigate the waters of the high-powered fashion magazine world - while surviving her impossibly demanding new boss. Based on the 2003 novel by Lauren Weisberger. Meryl Streep, Ann Hathaway, Stanley Tucci, Simon Baker, Emily Blunt, Adrian Grenier
. PG-13 for some sensuality/109 min.
A doctor who once occupied a lakeside home begins exchanging love letters with its newest resident, a frustrated architect. When they discover they’re actually living two years apart, they try to unravel the mystery before it’s too late. Remake of “Il Mare”, a 2000 Korean film. Sandra Bullock, Keanu Reeves, Dylan Walsh, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Christopher Plummer.
PG for some language and a disturbing image/99 min.
A look at what goes on backstage at one of America’s most celebrated radio shows. Singing cowboys, a country music siren, a gumshoe and a host of others hold court on their last show after being bought out. Directed by Robert Altman (“Gosford Park”, “Nashville”) Meryl Streep, Garrison Keillor, Kevin Kline, Lily Tomlin, John C. Reilly, Woody Harrelson, Lyle Lovett, Lindsay Lohen, Virginia Madsen, Tommy Lee Jones, Maya Rudolph.
PG-13 for risque humor/105 min.
Pirates of the
Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest
Captain Jack Sparrow dowes a blood debt to the legendary Davey Jones, and must find a way out of his debt or else be doomed to eternal damnation and servitude in the afterlife. Directed by Gore Verbenski (“The Ring”, “The Mexican”, “Mousehunt”) Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom, Keira Knightley, Bill Nighy, Stellan Skarsgård, Jack Davenport, Kevin R. McNally, Naomie Harris, Jonathan Pryce.
PG-13 for intense sequences of adventure violence, including frightening images/151 min.
A man anxious to be a father mistakes an extremely short baby-faced criminal on the run as his newly adopted son. Written and Directed by Kennan Ivory Wayans (“Scary Movie”, “White Chicks”) Shawn Wayans, Marlon Wayans, Kerry Washington, Chazz Palminteri, Molly Shannon
. PG-13 for crude and sexual humor throughout, language and brief drug references/98 min.
A newlywed couple’s problems are magnified when the groom’s out-of-work meddlesome best man moves in and becomes beloved by almost all. Owen Wilson, Kate Hudson, Matt Dillon, Michael Douglas.
PG-13 for sexual content, brief nudity, crude humor, language and a drug reference/107 min.
From Disney and Pixar comes the animated story of a hotshot rookie racecar who finds himself unexpectedly detoured. With the help of some new friends he discovers that life is all about the journey, not the finish line. Directed by John Lasseter (“Toy Story”, “A Bug’s Life”) Voice talents of Owen Wilson, Paul Newman, Bonnie Hunt, Larry the Cable Guy, Cheech Marin, George Carlin.
G/122 min. (includes 4.5 min. short subject “One Man Band”/S/Buena Vista
Superman returns to Earth after a mysterious absence of several years, only to find that the woman he loves, Lois Lane, has moved on with her life. Meanwhile, Lex Luthor has a plan that could kill billions of people. Directed by Bryan Singer (“X-Men”, “X-2”, “The Usual Suspects”) Brandon Routh, Kate Bosworth, Kevin Spacey, James Marsden, Frank Langella, Eva Marie Saint, Parker Posey.
PG-13 for some intense action violence/157 min.