Thursday, February 10, 2011

“Movie guide alt: Independent, limited release and foreign-language films - Raleigh News & Observer” plus 1 more

“Movie guide alt: Independent, limited release and foreign-language films - Raleigh News & Observer” plus 1 more


Movie guide alt: Independent, limited release and foreign-language films - Raleigh News & Observer

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Ratings by the Motion Picture Association of America are: (G) for general audiences; (PG) parental guidance urged because of material possibly unsuitable for children; (PG-13) parents are strongly cautioned to give guidance for attendance of children younger than 13; (R) restricted, younger than 17 admitted only with parent or adult guardian; (NC-17) no one younger than 17 admitted.

"Applause" - Recovering alcoholic stage actress Thea Barfoed wants to start over. Thea uses her inner actress' charm and manipulation to convince her ex-husband that she is fully recovered and capable of being a good mother to their children. As the character she plays on stage bears an uncanny resemblance to her personal life, Thea must decide whether to confront her inner demons or to let the show go on. With Paprika Steen and Michael Falch. Screenplay by Anders Frithiof August and Martin Pieter Zandvliet. Directed by Zandvliet. In Danish with English subtitles. (1:25) NR.

"Burning Palms" - A dark comedy with five interlacing stories about life in Los Angeles. With Jamie Chung, Zoe Saldana, Rosamund Pike, Lake Bell, Shannen Doherty and Dylan MacDermott. Written and directed by Christopher B. Landon. (1:45) R.

"Evangelion: 2.0 You Can (Not) Advance" - In the latest installment of the anime series, high school students pilot giant robots to defend the world from destructive machines. With the voices of Megumi Ogata, Megumi Hayashibara, Yuko Miyamura and Kotono Mitsuishi. Written and directed by Hideaki Anno. (1:48) NR.

"Every Day" - A television writer's life is turned upside down by a series of domestic and professional crises. With Liev Schreiber, Helen Hunt, Carla Gugino, Ediie Izzard, Ezra Miller and Brian Dennehy. Written and directed by Richard Levine. (1:33) R.

"Gantz" - A live-action adaptation of the manga and anime series written and illustrated by Hiroya Oku about Kei Kurono and Masaru Kato, two friends who die in a train accident and are revived to be part of a "semi-posthumous game" in which they hunt and kill aliens. With Kazunari Ninomiya and Kenichi Matsuyama. Directed by Shinsuke Sato. In Japanese with English subtitles. (2:30) NR.

"The Housemaid" - An innocent young woman, hired as a family housemaid to care for the family's small daughter and her pregnant mother, learns many family secrets from an older housemaid and creates some of her own with her realtionship with the master of the house. With Jeon Do-youn, Lee Jung-jae, Youn Yuh-jung and Seo Woo. Written and directed by Im Sang-soo. In Korean with English subtitles. (1:46) NR.

"Ip Man 2: Legend of the Grandmaster" - The original and uncut version of the second installment in the saga of the real-life kung-fu master as he faces down a corrupt cabal of martial artists and a Western-style boxer who insults Eastern traditions. With Donnie Yen and Sammo Hung. Directed by Wilson Yip. (1:48) NR.

"Kaboom" - An ambisexual college freshman discovers a conspiracy in a seaside Southern California town. With Thomas Dekker, Haley Bennett, Juno Temple and Chris Zylka. Written and directed by Gregg Araki. (1:26). NR.

"Lemmy" - Documentary portrait of the Motorhead singer and bassist and heavy-metal icon Lemmy Kilmister. With Ozzy Osbourne, Dave Brock, Nik Turner, Kirk Hammett, Captain Sensible, Nikki Sixx, Slash, Alice Cooper, Jarvis Cocker and Fast Eddie Clarke.Directed by Greg Olliver and Wes Orshoski. (1:47) NR.

"Mumbai Diaries" - In the city of Mumbai, an investment banker on a sabbatical befriends a boy with ambitions of becoming a Bollywood actor and becomes involved with a painter who discovers tapes left behind by a previous tenant in her apartment. With Aamir Khan. Written and directed by Kiran Rao. (1:40) NR.

"On the Bowery" - Restoration of the 1956 National Film Registry-selected portrait of three days in the life of a railroad worker with only a few dollars to his name who drifts into a bar in the New York's Bowery district neighborhood. With Gorman Hendricks, Frank Matthews and Ray Salyer. Directed by Lionel Rogosin. (1:05) NR.

"The Other Woman" - Emilia, a Harvard Law School graduate and newlywed, has her life upended when she loses her newborn daughter. As she struggles through her grief, she tries to connect with her precocious new stepson while dealing with her husband's jealous ex-wife. With Natalie Portman, Scott Cohen, Lisa Kudrow and Charlie Tahan. Written and directed by Don Roos, based on a novel by Ayelet Waldman. (1:42) R.

"Repo Chick" - A wealthy bad girl and her entourage get caught up in plans for automobile reposession and kidnapping in the apocalyptic city that is Los Angeles. With Jaclyn Jonet, Miguel Sandoval, Del Zamora, Chloe Webb and Rosanna Arquette. Written and directed by Alex Cox. (1:35) NR.

"A Somewhat Gentle Man" - A black comedy about Ulrik, a gangster who gives people what they ask of him with no wishes or demands of his own, who is asked to kill a snitch. With Stellan Skarsgaard and Bjorn Floberg. Written by K.F. Aakeson. Directed by Hans Petter Moland. In Norwegian with English subtitles. (1:43) NR.

"Twelve Thirty" - In the span of one week, a self-centered young man becomes entangled in the lives of each member of a dysfunctional family. With Jonathan Groff, Mamie Gummer, Karen Young, Reed Birney, Barbara Barrie and Halley Feiffer. Written and directed by Jeff Lipsky. (2:01) NR.

"Waiting for Forever" - Emma and Will, childhood best friends, reunite when Emma returns to their hometown to visit her sick father. With Rachel Bilson and Tom Sturridge. Written by Steve Adams. Directed by James Keach. (1:34) PG-13.

"What Women Want" - A chauvinistic advertising executive acquires the ability to hear women's inner thoughts in this Chinese remake of the 2000 romantic comedy originally starring Mel Gibson and Helen Hunt. With Andy Lau, Gong Li and Li Yuan. Written and directed by Daming Chen, based on the screenplay by Josh Goldsmith and Cathy Yuspa. In Mandarin with English subtitles. (1:40) NR.

"When We Leave" - Fleeing an oppressive marriage in Istanbul, a woman travels to Berlin and Turkey in search of a new life. With Sibel Kekilli. Written and directed by Leo Aladag. In German and Turkish with English subtitles. (1:59) NR.

"Zenith" - A father and a son search the present and 40 years in the future for signs of the same elusive conspiracy and take different paths as a result of what they discover. With Peter Scanavino, Jason Robards III and Ana Asensio. Written and directed (as "Anonymous") by Vladan Nikolic. (1:33) NR.

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Amanda Knox Felt Sick After Seeing Herself Portrayed in Upcoming Lifetime Movie - Seattle Post Intelligencer

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Monday, February 7, 2011
Last updated 7:44 p.m. PT

While Amanda Knox's lawyers attempt to prevent the Lifetime film — starring Hayden Panettiere as their client — from coming out, the 23-year-old has told her stepfather that the movie's trailer made her want to vomit.

"She was so amazingly shocked by [the trailer for the movie]," Knox's stepfather, Chris Mellas, told ABC News. "She said she literally started hyperventilating. She felt like she was going to throw up."

Amanda Knox lawyers try to block Lifetime film

Knox's lawyers, Carlo Dallo Vedova and Luca Maori, said Saturday that they had sent letters to Lifetime warning the network they were prepared to go to U.S. court to try to sequester the film if it isn't canceled. They also demanded that the trailer removed from the cable channel's website. (It has since been removed.)

Knox and ex-boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito were convicted in 2009 of sexually assaulting and murdering Meredith Kercher in the apartment she shared with Knox in Perugia, Italy. Kercher was stabbed to death on Nov. 1, 2007.

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Knox and Sollecito were sentenced to 26 and 25 years in prison, respectively. Both deny the allegations and their appeals trial is under way.

Amanda Knox: Murder on Trial in Italy is scheduled to air Monday, Feb. 21.

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