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Away from Her (12)
Drama, Romance/ 110 min/ English
See review, top left

Death Defying Acts (15)
Drama, Romance, Thriller/ 97 min/ English
See review, bottom left

Gracie (12)
Drama/ 96 min/ English
Based on true events from 1978, the film tells the inspiring story of a teenage girl, Gracie (Carly Schroeder), who achieves her dream as a competitive soccer player.
A 15-year-old girl, Gracie grows up in a family whose life revolves almost entirely around soccer. The passion of her sports-obsessed brothers and father have made her love the game as well. Tragedy strikes when Gracie losses her older brother Johnny (Jesse Lee Soffer) in a car accident.
After the loss, Gracie decides to fill Johnny’s empty spot on the varsity soccer team. She petitions the school board to allow her to play on the boys’ team. During her persistent struggle to play on the boys’ team, Gracie helps bring her family together and work through the grief of their loss.

Dan in Real Life (12)
Comedy, Drama, Romance/ 98 min/ English
Advice columnist Dan Burns (Steve Carell) is a busy single father who has his hands full with his daughters. They are still grieving for their mother who passed away several years earlier. Because Dan always puts family matters ahead of his own problems, he has not made any attempt to find a date for himself. But Dan is pleasantly surprised when he accidently meets an attractive woman named Marie (Juliette Binoche) at a bookstore.
His joy is short-lived, however, when he finds out that Marie is actually dating his brother. Dan has a hard time hiding his feelings for Marie, and Marie slowly falls in love with Dan.
One night Dan’s daughters catch him and Marie kissing and the problems begin. By displaying a balance of humor and heartache, Carell shows that he can do more than just comedy.

Awake (15)
Drama, Thriller/ 84 min/ English
Clayton Beresford Jr. (Hayden Christensen) is a successful businessman who is afraid of telling his overprotective mother, Lilith (Lena Olin), that he is engaged to her beautiful assistant, Sam Lockwood (Jessica Alba).
Clayton, however, realizes that he might not live much longer because of a rare heart condition. He decides to marry Sam secretly in the presence of his best friend, Dr. Jack Harper (Terrence Howard), as witness.
After the secret wedding, a heart donor arrives and Clayton is scheduled for a heart transplant. The plot then centers on Clayton, who suffers from “anesthetic awareness,” as he finds himself awake and aware, but paralzyed, during heart surgery. Sam must struggle with her own issues as a drama unfolds around them.
The Other Boleyn Girl (15) Romance, Drama/ 115 min/ English
Based on the controversial novel by Philippa Gregory, the film tells a sumptuous and sensual fictional account based on European history. It contains romance, intrigue and betrayal. Two beautiful sisters of the Boleyn family, Anne (Natalie Portman) and Mary (Scarlett Johansson) compete for the love of King Henry VIII (Eric Bana) for the fame and the power they can get from him. The first to win his heart is the younger sister Mary, who has an innocent yet sensual nature that appeals to the king. Mary falls in love with the king. Anne, meanwhile, is still ambitious to become Queen, and tries to seduce the king while Mary is pregnant with his baby.

Amazing Grace (all ages)
Drama/ 118 min/ English
The film tells the story of a great crusader for Britain’s abolition of slavery, William Wilberforce (Ioan Gruffudd). He fights for slaves as a legislator in 19th century England.
Although Wilberforce has some health problems, the idealist maneuvers his way through Parliament, endeavoring to end the transatlantic slave trave. After meeting the charming Barbara Spooner (Romola Garai), Wilberforce is inspired to share his ambition with her.

Step Up 2: The Streets (12) Romance, Drama/ 98 min/ English
Andie (Briana Evigan) loves to go around showcasing her dancing skills in the streets. Chase (Robert Hoffman), a fellow dancer, is amazed by the big-time dancing ability packaged inside such a small girl.
Andie’s mentor Tyler Gage (Channing Tatum) tells her that to refine her dancing, she must gain admission to the Maryland School of Arts.
Luckily, one of the admission audition judges for the school turns out to be Chase, who advocates for Andie.
It seems that Andie’s dream is right around the corner, but as extracurricular activities distract her dance career, she finds it difficult to adjust to the professional dance arena.
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