Opens Friday, Mar 14, 2014 Synopsis: Director Roger Michell's Le Weekend stars Jim Broadbent and Lindsay Duncan as Nick and Meg, a British couple celebrating their 30th wedding anniversary with a weekend getaway in Paris. As they travel around the city, they revisit the highs and lows of their relationship, fight about their faults, and continue to run out of restaurants without paying the bill. They meet up with an old colleague of Nick's and attend a dinner party at his house, leading to some painful truths being spoken aloud. Jeff Goldblum co-stars in this romantic drama that screened at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival. ~ Perry Seibert, Rovi Cast: Jim Broadbent, Duncan Lindsay Movie Details Movie Review
Opens Friday, Jul 18, 2014 Synopsis: His beloved new bride falling ill after a water lily blossoms in her lung, a devoted husband devotes his entire life to surrounding her with the fresh flowers that will keep her alive in this visually inventive romance from Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind director Michele Gondry. Based on the cult novel by author Boris Vian, Mood Indigo opens to find prominent Paris bachelor Colin (Romain Duris) sharing a posh rooftop apartment with his trusted chef and lawyer Nicolas (Omar Sy). Later, Colin meets the enchanting Chloe (Audrey Tautou) at a party, and the pair falls into a magical whirlwind romance that quickly leads to marriage. But all is not well with Chloe; there is a water lily growing in her lungs, and despite her worsening condition Colin spares no expense in supplying her with the fresh flowers so that she can go on breathing. Meanwhile, despite Colin's best efforts in treating his beloved bride's unusual malady, she continues to wither away right before his unbelieving eyes. Aissa Maiga and Gad Elmaleh co-star. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi Cast: Audrey Tautou, Romain Duris, Omar Sy, Aïssa Maïga, Gad Elmaleh Movie Details Movie Review
...Obviously, many Americans sympathize with the objection to gun control laws, so let their elected representatives sort this out, using the procedure spelled out in the U.S. Constitution.- The Paris (Tenn.) Post-Intelligencer,Jan. 13
Now Playing Synopsis: Three years after a messy break-up with jet-setting womanizer Antoine (Nicolas Bedos), pregnant Julie (Ludivine Sagnier) is engaged to be married when she boards a plane bound for Paris, and realizes she has been seated right next the man who shattered her heart into a million pieces. Over the course of the seven-hour flight, Julie and Antione reflect on their whirlwind romance and debate over exactly where it all went wrong. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi Cast: Ludivine Sagnier, Nicolas Bedos, Jonathan Cohen Movie Details Play Trailer Movie Review
Now Playing Synopsis: An Italian tour-bus driver is tempted away from his German girlfriend by a French beauty on a bicycle in this warmhearted romantic comedy. Paolo (Vincenzo Amato) has just proposed to his longtime girlfriend Greta (Nora Tschirner) when the gorgeous Cécile (Louise Monot) catches his eye on the streets of Paris. Obsessed, Paolo attempts to meet Cécile in hopes that his imagination of what she is like will be offset by reality. In the process, however, Paolo ends up actually running into Cécile with his tour bus, breaking her arm and leg. A single mother, Cécile can't care for her two young children due to her injuries, a revelation which prompts guilt-ridden Paolo to care for her as she recovers. As nursing Cécile back to health becomes a full-time job for Paolo, the smitten driver begins to lead a double life, hiding the relationship from the increasingly wary Greta. Before long, Paolo's double life becomes too difficult to maintain, prompting him to make a decision between true love, and total infatuation. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi Cast: Vincenzo Amato, Louise Monot, Nora Tschirner, Paddy Considine Movie Details Movie Review
Opens Friday, Feb 28, 2014 Synopsis: This filmed version of the 1927 George Gershwin Broadway musical Funny Face utilizes the play's original star, Fred Astaire, and several of the original tunes, then goes merrily off on its own. Astaire is cast as as fashion photographer Dick Avery (a character based on Richard Avedon, the film's "visual consultant"), who is sent out by his female boss Maggie Prescott (Kay Thompson) to find a "new face". It doesn't take Dick long to discover Jo (Audrey Hepburn, who does her own singing), an owlish Greenwich Village bookstore clerk. Acting as Pygmalion to Jo's Galatea, Dick whisks the wide-eyed girl off to Paris and transforms her into the fashion world's hottest model. Along the way, he falls in love with Jo, and works overtime to wean her away from such phony-baloney intellectuals as Professor Emile Flostre (Michel Auclair). The Gershwin tunes include the title song, "S'wonderful", "How Long Has This Been Going On" and "He Loves and She Loves"; among the newer numbers is Kay Thompson's energetic opener "Think Pink". For years available only in washed-out, flat prints, Funny Face was eventually restored to its full Technicolor and VistaVision glory. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi Cast: Audrey Hepburn, Fred Astaire, Kay Thompson, Michel Auclair, Robert Flemyng Movie Details Movie Review
...Normandy and Berlin in 2014.Elsewhere abroad, a potentially game-changing high-speed rail service has just launched linking Paris and Barcelona. Some travelers may now prefer the train over a plane, with the train ride cut in half to just over six hours...
...suggests what countries can do to avert some of the damage."I see the difference between a world in which we don't do anything and a world in which we try hard to get our arms around the problem."- Paris Post-Intelligencer,Nov. 4
...seems likely to become more popular. And people in their 50s and 60s are prone to vote.In the end, public pressure is likely to be the hammer that breaks the stupid deadlock in Congress.- Paris (Tenn.) Post-Intelligencer,Oct. 1
...strengthen us instead of weakening us? Where did the marketplace of ideas go?If this trend continues, the current government shutdown may be small in comparison with gridlocks to come.- Paris (Tenn.) Post-Intelligencer,Oct. 14
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