Friday, May 24, 2013

These Academy Award nominated films are not to miss.

The Impossible (2012)

Naomi Watts , Ewan McGregor  
MPAA Rating: PG-13 (for intense realistic disaster sequences, including disturbing injury images and brief nudity)
Genres: Drama, Foreign, Thriller, Nature
Run Time: 1 hour 54 minutes
Synopsis –

As Maria, Henry and their three sons begin their winter vacation in Thailand, they are looking forward to a few days in a tropical paradise. But on the morning of December 26th, as the family relaxes around the pool after their Christmas festivities, a terrifying roar rises up from the center of the earth. Maria freezes in fear when she sees a huge wall of black water racing across the hotel grounds towards them. Based on a true story about a family caught, with tens of thousands of strangers, in the mayhem of one of the worst natural catastrophes of our time, the terror is tempered by the unexpected displays of compassion, courage and simple kindness that Maria and her family encounter during the darkest hours of their lives.

Django Unchained (2012)

Jamie Foxx , Christoph Waltz 
Quentin Tarantino 
MPAA Rating: R (for strong graphic violence throughout, a vicious fight, language and some nudity.)
Genres: Western, Period, Action/Adventure
Run Time: 2 hours 45 minutes
Synopsis –

Django is a slave whose brutal history with his former owners lands him face-to-face with German-born bounty hunter Dr. King Schultz. Schultz is on the trail of the murderous Brittle brothers, and only Django can lead him to his bounty. The unorthodox Schultz acquires Django with a promise to free him upon the capture of the Brittles - dead or alive. Success leads Schultz to free Django, though the two men choose not to go their separate ways. Instead, Schultz seeks out the South's most wanted criminals with Django by his side. Honing vital hunting skills, Django remains focused on one goal: finding and rescuing Broomhilda, the wife he lost to the slave trade long ago. Django and Schultz's search ultimately leads them to Calvin Candie, the proprietor of "Candyland," an infamous plantation. Exploring the compound under false pretenses, Django and Schultz arouse the suspicion of Stephen, Candie's trusted house slave. Their moves are marked, and a treacherous organization closes in on them. If Django and Schultz are to escape with Broomhilda, they must choose between independence and solidarity, between sacrifice and survival.

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