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The Children of Huang Shi

Based on real events, The Children of Huang Shi is a sweeping but intimate story set against war-torn China in the 1930’s. The film centers on a young English journalist (Jonathan Rhys Meyers), an American nurse (Radha Mitchell) and the leader of a Chinese partisan group (Chow Yun Fat) who meet in desperate and unexpected circumstances. Together they rescue 60 orphaned children, leading them on an extraordinary journey across hundreds of miles of treacherous terrain, through snow-covered mountains and an unforgiving desert. Along the way they discover the true meaning of love, responsibility and courage.

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Release Date: May 23, 2008
Genre: Drama
Running Time: 125 min.
Distributor(s): Sony Pictures Classics
Tagline:
MPAA Rating: R for some disturbing and violent content.

Director(s):
Roger Spottiswoode

Writer(s):
Jane Hawksley - Screenplay
James MacManus - Screenplay (from idea)

Producer(s):
Arthur Cohn - Producer
Wieland Schulz-Keil - Producer
Peter Loehr - Producer
Jonath…

Reprise

The freewheeling passion of youth and the unpredictable perils of fate are both the subject and the breathtaking form of Joachim Trier's lean and kinetic journey through friendship, love, madness, and creativity: REPRISE. Trier viscerally captures the way life takes off at rocket-speed in the beginning of adulthood - and the what-ifs and why-nots that both drive and haunt us as the unbridled hopes of youth come to a screeching halt.

The fast-moving story kicks off just as Phillip (ANDERS DANIELSON LIE) and Erik (ESPEN KLOUMANHOINER) stand at the maibox, two cocky, grinning rebels full of 20-year-old verve and dreams, their whole lives hanging in the balance at this singular moment. Each is about to ship off his first novel to publishers, each is hoping to become a wildly influential "cult author," each has visions of a new life of non-stop intensity, brilliance, romance and nightclubbing.

Fast-forward six months. These reveries have crashed, hard, into reality. Phillip, wh…

Surf Wise

Like many American outsider-adventurers, Dorian “Doc” Paskowitz set out to realize a utopian dream. Abandoning a successful medical practice, he sought self-fulfillment by taking up the nomadic life of a surfer. But unlike other American searchers like Thoreau or Kerouac, Paskowitz took his wife and nine children along for the ride, all eleven of them living in a 24 foot camper. Together, they lived a life that would be unfathomable to most, but enviable to anyone who ever relinquished their dreams to a straight job. The Paskowitz Family proved that America may be running out of frontiers, but it hasn’t run out of frontiersman.

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Release Date: May 9, 2008
Genre: Documentary, Biopic and Sports
Running Time: 93 min.
Distributor(s): Magnolia Pictures
Tagline: Reject normal
MPAA Rating: R for language and some sexual material.

Director(s):
Doug Pray

Writer(s):
Doug Pray - written by

Producer(s):
Todd Wagner - Executive Producer
Mark Cuban - Executive Producer
Joana Vicente - …

The Fall

Languishing in a hospital, Roy Walker (Lee Pace) is a broken man in more ways than one: Unable to walk after a fall from a horse in a movie stunt gone wrong, his heart is also broken after his girlfriend ran off with the movie's leading man. Ready to end his life, Roy befriends five-year-old fellow patient Alexandria (Catinca Untaru), with the goal of persuading her to stealing a fatal dose of morphine pills for him.

Roy launches into a story that fuses patients, staff and others at the hospital with imagined personas and exotic lands. What he describes as "an epic tale of love and revenge" is so riveting to Alexandria that she will do whatever Roy asks in order to hear the next installment. The tale loosely mirrors the ill-fated love triangle that has left him heartsick and features Alexandria's favorite nurse Evelyn (Justine Waddell), as the beautiful Princess Evelyn; Sinclair (Daniel Caltagirone), the movie star who stole Roy's girlfriend, as the detested Gover…

What Happens in Vegas

Two strangers awaken together to discover they've gotten married following a night of debauchery in Sin City, and one of them has won a huge jackpot after playing the other's quarter. The newlyweds devise ever-escalating schemes to undermine each other and get their hands on the money – only to find themselves falling in love amid the mutual backstabbing.


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Release Date: May 9, 2008
Genre: Comedy and Romance
Running Time:
Distributor(s): 20th Century Fox
Tagline: Get Lucky.
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for some sexual and crude content, and language, including a drug reference.

Director(s):
Tom Vaughan

Writer(s):
Dana Fox - Screenplay

Producer(s):
Dean Georgaris - Executive Producer
Arnon Milchan - Executive Producer
Joseph M. Caracciolo Jr - Executive Producer
Michael Aguilar - Producer
Shawn Levy - Producer
Jimmy Miller - Producer

Movie Casts:
Cameron Diaz - Joy McNally
Ashton Kutcher - Jack Fuller
Rob Corddry - Hater
Lake Bell - Tipper
Jason Sudeikis - Mason
Treat Williams - Jack…

The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian

The characters of C.S. Lewis' timeless fantasy come to life once again in this newest installment of the "Chronicles of Narnia" series, in which the Pevensie siblings are magically transported back from England to the world of Narnia, where a thrilling, perilous new adventure and even greater test of their faith and courage awaits them.

One year after the incredible events of "The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe," the Kings and Queens of Narnia find themselves back in that faraway wondrous realm, only to discover that more than 1300 years has passed in Narnian time. During their absence, the Golden Age of Narnia has become extinct, Narnia has been conquered by the Telmarines and is now under the control of the evil King Miraz, who rules the land without mercy.

The four children will soon meet an intriguing new character: Narnia's rightful heir to the throne. the young Prince Caspian, who has been forced into hiding as his uncle Miraz plots to kill him in ord…