Friday, April 19, 2013

What better way to spend the day than with these great films.

How to Survive a Plague

Peter Staley , Larry Kramer 
David France
MPAA Rating - N
Genres - Documentary
Run Time - 1 hour 49 minutes

Synopsis –

The story of the brave young men and women who successfully reversed the tide of an epidemic, demanded the attention of a fearful nation and stopped AIDS from becoming a death sentence. This imrobable group of activists bucked oppression and, with no scientific training, infiltrated government agencies and the pharmaceutical industry, helping to identify promising new medication and treatments and move them through trials and into drugstores in record time. In the process, they saved their own lives and ended the darkest days of a veritable plague, while virtually emptying AIDS wards in Amican hospitals in the process. The powerful story of their fight is a classic tale of empowerment and activism that has since inspired movements for change in everything from breast cancer research to Occupy Wall Street. Their story stands as a powerful inspiration to future generations, a road map, and a call to arms. This is how you change the world.

21 Jump Street

Jonah Hill , Channing Tatum 
Phil Lord , Chris Miller  
MPAA Rating - R (for crude and sexual content, pervasive language, drug material, teen drinking and some violence)
Genres - Adaptation, Comedy, Action/Adventure
Run Time - 1 hour 35 minutes

Synopsis –

Schmidt and Jenko are more than ready to leave their adolescent problems behind. Joining the police force and the secret Jump Street unit, they use their youthful appearances to go undercover in a local high school. As they trade in their guns and badges for backpacks, Schmidt and Jenko risk their lives to investigate a violent and dangerous drug ring. But they find that high school is nothing like they left it just a few years earlier - and neither expects that they will have to confront the terror and anxiety of being a teenager again and all the issues they thought they had left behind.

War Horse

Jeremy Irvine , Peter Mullan 
Steven Spielberg  
MPAA Rating - PG-13 (for intense sequences of war violence)
Genres - Action/Adventure, Adaptation, Drama
Run Time - 2 hours 26 minutes

Synopsis –

A friendship begins between a horse named Joey and a young man called Albert, who tames and trains him. When they are forcefully parted, the horse moves through the First World War, changing and inspiring the lives of all those he meets -- British cavalry, German soldiers, and a French farmer and his granddaughter.

Your Sister's Sister

Emily Blunt , Mark Duplass 
Lynn Shelton  
MPAA Rating - R (for for language and some sexual content)
Genres - Drama
Run Time - 1 hour 30 minutes

Synopsis –

A year after his brother's death, Jack is still emotionally fragile. When he makes a scene at a memorial party, Iris decides to intervene. She gets Jack to oil up his old bike and drive out to her father's cabin on an island on Puget Sound, where she hopes he will be able to work through things. When Jack arrives at the cabin, he does not find restorative solitude but instead Iris' sister Hannah, nursing a wounded heart and a bottle of tequila. After throwing back a few drinks, these two end up getting to know each other a little more intimately. Their hangover wake-up call arrives the next morning in the form of Iris with a bag of groceries in hand.

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