2010.1.29 Now playingLe petit Nicolas (G)
Comedy, Family / 91 / French
Originally derived from the popular French children’s books by Rene Goscinny and Jean-Jacques Sempe, young Nicolas (Maxime Godart) is afraid that his dad (Kad Merad) and mom (Valerie Lemercier) are going to have a second child. This inspires him to round up his school friends, Alceste (Vincent Claude), Rufus (Germain Petit Damico) and Clotaire (Victor Carles), to help him devise a plan to get rid of the future younger sibling. The group is in for a surprise when they find out what’s really going on between the two parents, leading to one humorous situation after another.
Did You Hear About the Morgans? (15)
Comedy, Drama, Romance / 103 / English
Real estate agent Meryl Morgan (Sarah Jessica Parker) and her husband Paul Morgan (Hugh Grant), a lawyer, have divorced because of Paul’s infidelity.
When they witness a murder together and become the targets of a contract killer, they are given new identities and put into a witness protection program that takes them to the small town of Ray, Wyoming. As they try to reconcile their relationship, more problems arise - leaving them stranded in the middle of nowhere and running from a killer.
The September Issue (G)
Documentary / 90 / English
Filmmaker R.J. Cutler takes fashionistas and moviegoers behind the scenes of the ruthless world of fashion magazines. In 2007, Anna Wintour, who is the powerful editor in chief of Vogue magazine, Grace Coddington, a former model who is now a creative director at the magazine, and the editorial team created a September issue that sold a record-breaking 13 million copies. It consisted of 840 pages and weighed almost five pounds.
The documentary offers a glimpse into the world of high-fashion photo shoots and closed-door staff meetings and shows Wintour accepting or dismissing the latest creations during Fashion Week.
The film premiered at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival, where it received an award for excellence in documentary cinematography.
Drama / 116 / English
Director and actor Emilio Estevez recreates one of the most remembered moments in American history - the assassination of Robert F. Kennedy on June 5, 1968. The film is a fictionalized account of the hours leading up to the shooting and is said to accurately portray the ambience of the era. Notable characters include John Casey (Anthony Hopkins) as a retired hotel doorman who spends his days playing chess; Diane (Lindsay Lohan) and William (Elijah Wood), who are trying to get married so that he won’t have to be deployed to a military base in Germany; Virginia Fallon (Demi Moore) an alcoholic singer whose career is deteriorating, and her husband and manager Tim (Estevez).
How to Be (12)
Comedy, Drama / 85 / English
rt (Robert Pattinson) is a struggling musician in London and is going through a quarter-life crisis. After he gets dumped by his girlfriend, he moves back in with his apathetic parents and decides to invite a therapist, Dr. Levi Ellington (Powell Jones), to live with him and his parents, hoping that the doctor he can help him become more normal and find balance in his life, experience true bliss and have a better relationship with his parents.
This award-winning indie film was written and directed by Oliver Irving. It comically portrays what many 20-somethings are experiencing in this era: living at home while dealing with the frustrations of life.
Pattinson received the award for Best Actor in a Feature Film for his portrayal of Art at the Strasbourg International Film Festival in France in September 2008.
Le Grand Chef 2: Kimchi Wars (G)
Drama / 119 / Korean
The cook-off continues with the sequel to the film “Le Grand Chef.” The film opens with the Korean president and Japanese prime minister debating the origin of kimchi. When the prime minister makes the controversial statement that kimchi was originally from Japan, the Korean president makes a vow to market the dish to the world as a Korean product.
The main plot revolves around Seong-chan (Jin Goo) who is a masterful cook and advocate of tradition who has to compete against his step-sister Jang-eun (Kim Jeung-eun) to see who can come up with the best kimchi dish. The movie showcases many different kinds of kimchi from around Korea as well as some modern fusion recipes.
Unlike the first film, which took scenes from cartoonist Heo Yeong-man’s original “Sikgaek,” first-time director Baek Dong-hoon incorporates an original story that introduces different kinds of Korea’s most beloved dish.
*These synopses were culled from http://www.imdb.com and http://movie.naver.com.