Tuesday, March 6, 2012

PREVIEWS - March Movies (Limited)

Being Flynn

Nick Flynn is shocked to have his eccentric and long-absent father, Jonathan reach out to him unexpectedly. Still feeling the loss of his mother in the midst of starting a new relationship with Denise, the last person Nick wants to see is his father. But you can't outrun fate and slowly Nick comes to realize he has been given the chance to make a real future not only for himself, but for his struggling father too.

Directed by Paul Weitz, and starring Robert De Niro, Julianne Moore, Paul Dano and Olivia Thirlby.

Opens: March 2, 2012 Runtime: 1 hr. 26 min. Genre: Drama, Comedy Rated: R

Salmon Fishing In The Yemen

A fisheries scientist finds himself reluctantly involved in a project to bring salmon fishing to the wadis of the Highlands of Yemen, and change British political history and the course of his life.

Directed by Lasse Hallström; and starring Emily Blunt, Ewan McGregor, Kristin Scott Thomas and Amr Waked.

Opens: March 9, 2012 Runtime: 1 hr. 51 min. Genre: Drama, Comedy, Foreign Rated: PG-13

Casa de Mi Padre

Armando Alvarez has lived and worked on his father's ranch in Mexico his entire life. As the ranch encounters financial difficulties, Armando's younger brother Raul, shows up with his new fiancee, Sonia. It seems that Raul's success as an international businessman means the ranch's troubles are over as he pledges to settle all debts. But when Armando falls for Sonia, and Raul's business dealings turn out to be criminal, all hell breaks loose as they find themselves in a war with Mexico's most feared drug lord, the mighty Onza.

Directed by Matt Piedmont, and starring Will Ferrell, Gael García Bernal, Diego Luna and Génesis Rodríguez.

Opens: March 16, 2012 Runtime: 1 hr. 24 min. Genre: Comedy Rated: R


Henry Barthes is a gifted teacher whose psyche has been taking a beating -- bearing emotional scars from his mother's drunken tirades while he was a child, and he's been forced to look after his dying grandfather. Henry has become a substitute teacher rather than fully commit himself to his students, but his latest assignment takes him to a high school where the building is in sad shape and the staff are faring no better.  Henry quickly becomes a role model as a teacher who actually cares about the well-being of these students. In finding an unlikely emotional connection to the students, teachers, and a runaway teen he takes in from the streets, Henry realizes that he’s not alone in his life and death struggle to find beauty in a seemingly vicious and loveless world.

Directed by Tony Kaye, and starring 
Adrien Brody, James Caan, Christina Hendricks, Lucy Liu, Marcia Gay Harden, William Petersen and Tim Blake Nelson.

Opens: March 16, 2012 Runtime: 1 hr. 37 min. Genre: Drama Rated: n/a

Jeff, Who Lives at Home

Jeff, a slacker who still lives with his mother; he spends the vast majority of his time smoking pot and explaining how he's waiting to understand his own fate. His brother Pat is a salesman in a mid-life crisis having purchased a sweet new sports car over the objections of his wife. After Jeff answers the phone and a voice demands to speak to "Kevin," the stoner believes this is the sign he's been waiting for. During the course of the day, Jeff and Pat will confront their issues with each other, while their long-suffering mother  may find love for the first time since the death of her husband.

Directed by Jay and Mark Duplass, and starring Jason Segel, Ed Helms, Susan Sarandon and Judy Greer.

Opens: March 16, 2012 Runtime: 1 hr. 23 min. Genre: Comedy Rated: R

The Trouble with Bliss
Morris Bliss is a 35 year-old man who is clamped in the jaws of New York City inertia: he wants to travel but has no money; he needs a job but has no prospects; he still shares an apartment with his widowed father; and perhaps worst of all the premature death of his mother still lingers and has left him emotionally walled up. When he finds himself wrapped up in an awkward relationship with the sexually precocious, 18 year-old daughter of a former high school classmate, Morris quickly discovers his static life unraveling and opening up in ways that are long overdue.

Starring Michael C. Hall, Peter Fonda, Lucy Liu, Brie Larson, Peter Fonda and Chris Messina; and directed by Michael Knowles.

Opens: March 23, 2012 Runtime: 1 hr. 37 min. Genre: Drama, Comedy Rated: n/a


Lee Hirsch directs Bully, which covers events during the 2009–2010 school year and follows students and their families from Texas, Mississippi, Georgia, Iowa and Oklahoma. It also covers the stories of Tyler Long and Ty Smalley, who committed suicide after being bullied.

Opens: March 30, 2012 Runtime: 1 hr. 39 min. Genre: Documentary Rated: R