September 2007

This Week in Documentary Film

by Alan Rapp on September 24, 2007

in Film News & Trailers

This documentary, narrated by Paul Newman, follows a Catholic priest (Father Christopher Hartley) on his mission to end the slavish conditions of Haitian sugar cane workers.  The documentary won the Audience Award at this year’s South by Southwest.  It opens exclusively in New York and Los Angeles on Friday.  Larger trailer available in the Full Diagnosis.

The Price of Sugar
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This Week in Independent Film

by Alan Rapp on September 24, 2007

in Film News & Trailers

In the latest from director Uwe Boll, a laid-off loser (Zack Ward) and his cult leader of an uncle (Dave Foley) decide to rob their local amusement park, the same park the Taliban has plans for as well.  Chris Coppola, Jackie Tohn, Michaela Mann, and Verne Troyer (Mini-Me) also star in this video game adaptation.  Check out the official site.  The film opens wide on Friday.  Larger trailer available in the Full Diagnosis.

Postal
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This Week in Film

by Alan Rapp on September 24, 2007

in Film News & Trailers

The Rock stars as a superstar quaterback who discovers he has a seven-year-old daughter (Madison Pettis).  Kyra Sedgwick also stars.  Check out the official site.  Could this possibly be as bad as the trailer makes it look?  Speaking of wrestlers turned care-givers, anyone remember Mr. Nanny?  Larger trailer available in the Full Diagnosis.

The Game Plan
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This Week in Foreign Film

by Alan Rapp on September 24, 2007

in Film News & Trailers

From director Ang Lee comes this WWII tale of a young woman (Wei Tang) who becomes swept up in an affair with a powerful politician (Tony Leung Chiu Wai).  Lee-Hom Wang and Chih-ying Chu also star.  The film, presented in Mandarin with Enlish subtitles, was given an NC-17 by the MPAA, so expect only to find it in art houses in select cities when it opens this Friday.  Larger version of the trailer available in the Full Diagnosis.

Lust, Caution (Se, jie)
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This Week in Independent Film

by Alan Rapp on September 24, 2007

in Film News & Trailers

Love, its loss and discovery, is the subject of this new film from director Robert Benton and based on the book by Charles Baxter.  The cast includes Morgan Freeman, Greg Kinnear, Radha Mitchell, Billy Burke, Selma Blair, Alexa Davalos, Jane Alexander, and Stana Katic.  The film opens in theaters everywhere on Friday.  Larger trailer available in the Full Diagnosis.

Feast of Love
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