Act of Valor, Nicolae Ceausescu, The Bride Wore Black, Gone, Good Deeds, and Hula Girls
Feb 22, 2012 | 3:00 AM
ACT OF VALOR
A number of “active-duty Navy SEALs” star in an “inspired by true events” military action/adventure yarn filmed like the biggest-budget recruiting film ever, or maybe an extended preview of the next Call of Duty game.
Opens Feb. 24.
THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF NICOLAE CEAUSESCU
Director Andrei Ujica’s sui generis film boils more than a thousand hours of official footage of the late Romanian Communist autocrat into a three-hour documentary-as-mosaic-portrait of an ordinary man amassing and wielding extraordinary power.
Amanda Seyfried goes all late-period Liam Neeson as she goes after abducted her sister’s abductor. Also, ’80s hot thing/straight-to-video staple Michael Paré is in this movie. Is he gonna be a thing now?
Tyler Perry not only wrote and directed this new romcom, he stars as a suit who falls for a member of his office building’s cleaning crew (Thandie Newton).
Opens Feb. 24.
In this acclaimed 2006 Japanese film, women in a small industrial town attempt to turn its fortunes around through Hawaiian hula dancing. Part of the Bridges to the World film series ongoing at various local universities.
The Double Vision film series offers a potent installment in its ongoing run of pairing documentaries with fictional features on related subjects. This week it’s Robert Downey Sr.’s potent 1969 sociopolitical satire
It’s like some kind of awesome/suck romcom dream team: Paul Rudd and Jennifer Aniston star as yuppies who try to shuck their stressful lives by going back to the land on a commune. Coming down firmly on the awesome side is the involvement of