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Movies with Sean Means November 13th,2014

The Tale of the Princess Kaguya

Title: The Tale of the Princess Kaguya

Cast:Mary Steenburgen,Chloe Grace Moretz, Darren Criss, Lucy Liu, James Caan

Rating: PG

Director:Isao Takahata

Synopsis:Legendary Studio Ghibli cofounder Isao Takahata (Grave of the Fireflies, Pom Poko) revisits Japan’s most famous folktale in this gorgeous, hand-drawn masterwork, decades in the making. Found inside a shining stalk of bamboo by an old bamboo cutter (James Caan) and his wife (Mary Steenburgen), a tiny girl grows rapidly into an exquisite young lady (Chloë Grace Moretz). The mysterious young princess enthralls all who encounter her – but ultimately she must confront her fate, the punishment for her crime. From the studio that brought you Spirited Away, My Neighbor Totoro, and The Wind Rises comes a powerful and sweeping epic that redefines the limits of animated storytelling and marks a triumphant highpoint within an extraordinary career in filmmaking for director Isao Takahata.

Force Majeure

Title: Force Majeure

Cast:Johannes Kuhnke, Lisa Loven Kongsli, Clara Wettergren

Rating: R

Director:Ruben Östlund

Synopsis: A family on a ski holiday in the French Alps find themselves staring down an avalanche during lunch one day; in the aftermath, their dynamic has been shaken to its core, with a question mark hanging over their patriarch in particular.

The Overnighters

Title: The Overnighters

Cast:Jay Reinke, Keegan Edwards

Rating: PG 13

Director: Jesse Moss

Synopsis:Broken, desperate men chase their dreams and run from their demons in the North Dakota oil fields. A local Pastor risks everything to help them.

Beyond the Lights

Title: Beyond the Lights

Cast:Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Nate Parker, Minnie Driver

Rating: PG 13

Director:Gina Prince-Bythewood

Synopsis:The pressures of fame have superstar singer Noni on the edge, until she meets Kaz, a young cop who works to help her find the courage to develop her own voice and break free to become the artist she was meant to be.

Rosewater

Title: Rosewater

Cast:Gael García Bernal, Kim Bodnia, Dimitri Leonidas

Rating: R

Director:Jon Stewart

Synopsis:Iranian-Canadian journalist Maziar Bahari is detained by Iranian forces who brutally interrogate him under suspicion that he is a spy.

Saving Christmas

Title: Saving Christmas

Cast:Kirk Cameron, Darren Doane, Bridgette Cameron

Rating: PG

Director:Darren Doane

Synopsis:Kirk is enjoying the annual Christmas party extravaganza thrown by his sister until he realizes he needs to help out Christian, his brother-in-law who has a bad case of the bah-humbugs. Kirk’s fresh look at Christmas provides Christian the chance to see Christ is where He has always been: at the center of our Christmas celebrations and traditions.

Dumb and Dumber To

Title: Dumb and Dumber To

Cast:Jim Carrey, Jeff Daniels, Rob Riggle

Rating: PG 13

Director:Bobby Farrelly, Peter Farrelly

Synopsis:20 years since their first adventure, Harry finds out he has a daughter who was adopted. Lloyd and Harry try to find Harry’s adopted daughter.

 

Next week:

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1

The Notebook (Le Grand Cahier)


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