ARTS & LEISURE November 17 - 23, 2011
OPENING THIS WEEK Weekly Previews That Make Choosing a Film Fun
by Kam Williams Special to the Tri-State Defender
For movies opening November 18, 2011
BIG BUDGET FILMS “Happy Feet Two” (PG for rude humor
andmild scenes of peril)Animated 3-D sequel revolving aroundMumbles’ (ElijahWood) un- coordinated son (Elizabeth Daily) who runs away from home only to be befriended by a mighty flying penguin (Hank Azaria). Voice cast includes RobinWilliams, Common, Pink, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon and HugoWeaving.
Part 1” (PG-13 for violence, sexuality, dis- turbing images, mature themes and partial nudity) 4th installment in the fantasy fran- chise finds Bella (Kristen Stewart) and Ed- ward (Robert Pattinson) marrying and antici- pating the birth of a mixed-species baby which poses a threat both to the vampire coven and riival Jacob’s (Taylor Lautner) wolf pack.With Billy Burke, Nikki Reed and Kellan Lutz.
“The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn –
INDEPENDENT & FOREIGN FILMS “Another Happy Day” (R for pervasive
Kam’s Kapsules: Nov. 17-23, 2011
ny this week. The importance of your idea(s) comes through very clearly to others. They can see that you walk what you talk. Communicate your ideas through your values. CANCER You are the best person that you can be. Eval-
are amazing. Use your intuition to brainstorm your way to a highly creative idea that could change the way you make your living. GEMINI What you say and what you do are in harmo-
uate your strengths and celebrate them this week. So often when self-evaluating we con- centrate on weaknesses well this week weak- nesses don’t count. Nobody is perfect and if we all were our journey would be boring at best. LEO Lots of communicating going on early in the
week, and just go with the flow. Ease up in full knowledge that goodness is being perfectly ful- filled. Let go of any feelings of insecurity or loss and bless the perfect moment. TAURUS Exhilaration is high and your mental abilities
ARIES Relax the grip you have on your attitudes this
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week. You may even hear from someone you haven’t seen in ages. The long-distance will certainly make your heart grow fonder. There’s a general feeling of catching up, from corre- spondence to current fashion. VIRGO Confusion exists over some question, and
profanity, sexual references, brief graphic nudity and teen drug and alcohol abuse) Dys- functional family drama chronicling the trials and tribulations of a distraught divorcee (Ellen Barkin) when she ventures to her par- ents’ (George Kennedy and Ellen Burstyn) estate in Annapolis for the marriage of her estranged son (Michael Nardelli). With Kate Bosworth, Demi Moore and Thomas Haden Church.
documentary recounting the horrors of Maid- anek, a concentration camp where ill-fated in- ternees began burying their gold and other valuables prior to extermination to hide them from the Nazis. (In Polish and English with subtitles)
sexual references) Screen adaptation of Kaui Hart Hemmings’bittersweet novel of the same name about a Hawaii land baron (George Clooney) forced to take custody of his daugh- ters (AmaraMiller and ShaileneWoodley) af- ter his estranged wife (Patricia Hastie) is left in a vegetative state by a tragic boating acci- dent. Supporting cast includes Beau Bridges, Robert Forster and Judy Greer.
“Eames: The Architect & the Painter”
(Unrated) James Franco narrates this benevo- lent biopic chronicling the life and times of Charles (1907-1978) and Ray Eames (1912- 1988), the husband-and-wife team who were among America’s most influential industrial
“The Descendants” (R for profanity and “Buried Prayers” (Unrated) Holocaust
Benjamin “Lil P-Nut” Flores Jr. voices the part of Atticus in the animated family comedy “Happy Feet Two.” (Photo courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures)
are the subject of this incendiary documentary examining the hype and fear surrounding the polarizing question of whether childhood in- oculations are safe.
Holocaust documentary about the recent restoration of Berlin’s Weissensee Jewish Cemetery, created in 1880, which fell into dis- repair in the wake of World War II. (In Ger- man, Hebrew, English and Russian with subti- tles)
ical drama, set on a fjord near Oslo in the ear- ly 20th Century, recounting the real-life ordeal of incarcerated juvenile delinquents who plot- ted a violent revolt against the sadistic warden (Stellan Skarsgard) responsible for their inhu- mane living conditions. With Trond Nilssen, Daniel Berg and Benjamin Helstad. (In Nor- wegian with subtitles)
“The Lie” (R for profanity and drug use) Diminished dreams drama about an aspiring
“King of Devil’s Island” (Unrated) Histor-
designers. “The Greater Good” (Unrated) Vaccines
musician (Joshua Leonard) who reluctantly takes a 9-5 job to support the family after the birth of an unplanned baby (Violet Long) while his wife (JessWeixler) is in law school. With Kelli Garner, Alia Shawkat and Jane Adams.
“In Heaven, Underground” (Unrated)
in this dark comedy charting the emotional breakdown and rebirth of a woman on the road to self-discovery. With John Keyser, Storm Large and Betty Moyer.
ma about a 10-year old girl (Zoe Heran) who decides to pass herself off as male to a new friend (Jeanne Disson) when her family moves to suburban Paris. With Malonn Lev- ana, Sophie Cattani and Mathieu Demy. (In French with subtitles)
drama about an unemployed, alcoholic wid- ower (Peter Mullan) with a short temper who attempts to turn his life around with the help of a devout Christian (Olivia Colman) with her own checkered past. With Eddie Marsan, Paul Popplewell and Julia Mallam.
“Tyrannosaur” (Unrated) Redemption “Tomboy” (Unrated) Genderbending dra- “Rid ofMe” (Unrated) Katie O’Grady stars
self open and alert for the unexpected. Put yourself in the presence of people whose spirits are akin to yours. The surprise is likely to be a spiritual one, an awakening, a realization. SAGITTARIUS You need to be with someone this week who
chance to showoff.Let others knowhowmuch you like yourself, and howmany ways you can present yourself.Al
l the ways are real. Start fixing the fan- tasy in yourmind andmake preparations so you can make the fantasy true just by stepping into it. SCORPIO Surprises are in order this week. Keep your-
every time you think you’ve got the answer, circumstances will change and new informa- tion will come to your attention. Don’t worry, things are going to clear up and work out. Take it easy.Worry will create the exact problemthat you’re worrying about how to avoid. LIBRA Cool jazz! Fly dark glasses! Give yourself a
does not place too many demands on you, and who is creative, intelligent, a good conversa- tionalist, and highly spiritual. Perhaps you should be out looking for that person now with eyes wide open! You know what you need. CAPRICORN Work calls and you’re not completely happy
with current divisions of labor. Do more than your part as amember of the teamand you’ll be glad that you did. Your reward will come from someone who also did more than their part. AQUARIUS Business looks good this week as you dis-
cover a new way of increasing exposure to your product. Even if the product is you. Let hope and optimism lead you into new beginnings. PISCES Everybody should be in a good mood this
week, and you’ll want to join friends or family in sharing food and feelings.You may be asked to change your opinion about something you believe in. Make the change. It will enhance your spiritual growth.
SOURCE: NNPA News Service
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