Abduction [Twilight hearthrob Taylor Lautner gets his first solo starring role in this action-packed if predictable thriller about a young man who goes on the run from assassins and others when he finds out his parents are really spies. Wasn't that the plot of Little Nikita? Also starring Lily Collins, Alfred Molina, Jason Isaacs, Maria Bello, and Sigourney Weaver. Directed by John Singleton. 2011.]
Age of Heroes [Sean Bean stars in a WWII thriller based on Ian Fleming's elite 30 Commando Assault Unit as it tries to outfox the Nazis behind enemy lines. Danny Dyer, Ansel Hennie, Izabella Miko, James D'Arcy, and William Houston co-star. Directed by Adrian Vitoria. 2011.]
Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star [Nick Swardson stars in this wacky satire as a goofball who discovers his parents were porn stars and decides to go to L.A. to follow in their footsteps. Christina Ricci, Don Johnson, Stephen Dorff, and Kevin Nealon co-star in this film produced by Adam Sandler. 2011.]
Courageous [Audience-pleasing inspirational drama about policemen trying to raise their families right while crime encroaches on their neighborhoods. Directed by Alex Kendrick. 2012.]
Fados [Musicians Mariza Camane, Carlos Do Carmo, Chico Buaroue, Lura, Lila Downs, and Caetano Veloso appear in this music documentary about Portugal's fusion of cinema, song and dance made by Famenco director Carlos Saura. 2007.]
Ides of March [George Clooney directed and stars in this excellent 2011 political drama as a Presidentail candidate whose campaign manager (red hot Ryan Gosling) gets caught in a scandal that could derail his run. The terrific supporting cast features Philip Seymour Hoffman, Paul Giamatti, Marisa Tomei, Jeffrey Wright and Evan Rachel Wood.]
Killing Bono [Ben Barnes, Robert Sheehan, Krysten Ritter, Martin McCann, Stanley Townsend, Justine Waddell, and Pete Poslethwaite star in an Irish drama about a young man who was rejected from the group that eventually became U2 and ends up competing against the supergroup and coming up way short much to his frustration. Based on a true story. Directed by Nick Hamm. 2010.]
Portlandia: Season 1 [SNL alumnus Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein star in a hilarious IFC sitcom about a weird, exaggerated and surreal version of Portland, Oregon and its even odder inhabitants. The terrific guests include Kyle MacLachlan, Heather Graham, Selma Blair, Aubrey Plaza, Jason Sudekis, Gus Van Sant, Aimee Mann, and Sarah McLachlan.]
Thurgood [Laurence Fishburne won the Emmy Award for his moving portrayal of the ground-breaking Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall in this filmed version of his one man stage show. Written by George Stevens, Jr. and directed by Michael Stevens. 2011.]
Toast [Helena Bonham Carter, Ken Stott and Freddie Highmore star in a tasty dramedy about a young man who develops an obsession for food and cooking and decides to make it his profession despite befuddling his parents. Directed by SJ Carlson. 2010.]
Notes by manager Steven Y. Mori.
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