OWN IT! March 18th 2014March 17, 2014
OWN IT! this week includes some big Oscar nominated movies as well as a couple other movies that could make their home on your shelf come Tuesday, March 18th.
Genre: Animated, family adventure
Starring: Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel, Jonathan Groff
Frozen took home two Oscars at the 86th Academy Awards for Best Original Song (Let it go) and Best Animated Feature.
There are two princesses in the kingdom of Arendelle. Anna is a fearless optimist who never lets anything get her down. Her sister Elsa is not so happy. Elsa was born with a hidden power to create snow and ice with her thoughts. One day, she lets her powers get out of control, which almost results in the death of her little sister, Anna. Horrified by this, Elsa flees her home and goes into hiding. Wracked with guilt, her emotions trigger a horrible snowstorm that covers the kingdom in never-ending winter. The evil Duke of Weselton uses the snowstorm as an excuse to turn the people against Princess Elsa to satisfy his own fiendish plot for power. Anna sets out on a journey to find her missing sister, accompanied by three sidekicks. There is the gruff but lovable mountain man Kristoff, the brave reindeer Sven and the hopelessly funny snowman, Olaf. The four of them are in a race to find Elsa before the Duke can. With the help of love and a little luck, the sisters will be reunited. Their love and reconciliation will hopefully be enough to end the winter and save the kingdom of Arnedelle.
Genre: Crime Drama
Starring: Amy Adams, Christian Bale, Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Jeremy Renner
Although it never won an Oscar, American Hustle was nominated 10 times at the 86th Academy Awards including Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Jennifer Lawrence), Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Bradley Cooper), Best Actress in a Leading Role (Amy Adams), Best Actor in a Leading Role (Christian Bale) and Best Picture.
Irving Rosenfeld is a genius con man, and with Sydney Prosser by his side as his partner and lover, they are unstoppable. Unfortunately for them, however, the FBI catches notice and decides to recruit the pair to work for their agent, Richie DiMaso. The couple have no choice in the matter and are forced by DiMaso to enter into the incredibly dangerous world of power-brokers and mafia gangsters. The operation soon beings to involve Carmine Polito, the Mayor of Camden, New Jersey. He is both passionate and unpredictable, and quickly gets caught in between the Feds and the con artists. The intricate web of lies and conspiracy is now beginning to unravel, and when it does, it could destroy the lives of everyone involved. It is only Irving’s wife Rosalyn who could be the one to pull everything back together before the whole operation comes crashing down.
SAVING MR. BANKS
Genre: Drama, Family, Comedy
Staring: Tom Hanks, Emma Thompson, Annie Rose Buckley
Walt Disney made a promise to his daughters when they were young, and now he is determined to keep it. The pledge was to make a movie version of their beloved tales of Mary Poppins, a magical nanny who transforms the lives of the members of the Banks family. George Banks is a workaholic father who lords his authority over everyone in his wealthy household, while his wife Winifred has activist leanings but is timid in his presence. Jane and Michael act up out of loneliness, causing all of their nannies to quickly abandon them, hence the need for Mary Poppins. Walt is determined to get the movie made, but first, he must woo author P. L. Travers, who does not trust his vision. She fears that the story that makes it onto the big screen will not properly reflect the heart of her tale, and her meetings with the songwriting team of Richard and Robert Sherman do little to assuage her anxiety on that score. Walt must turn on his charm to his highest wattage in order to win her over and make his movie, while she brings him deeper insights into what the story is really all about.
Also being released this week…
Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom – The story of the incredible and inspiring life of Nelson Mandela starring Idris Elba, Naomie Harris and Tony Kgoroge.
Kill Your Darlings – This drama follows the renowned Beat Generation poet Allan Ginsberg and stars Daniel Radcliffe, Dane DeHaan and Michael C. Hall.
Reasonable Doubt – A crime thriller starring Samuel L. Jackson, Dominic Cooper and Erin Karpluk.