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Winter's Tale

Now Playing Synopsis: Colin Farrell headlines this romantic drama adapted from the novel by Mark Helprin, centering on the relationship between a thief and a dying woman. Producer-screenwriter Akiva Goldsman makes his feature directorial debut with this Warner Bros. production also starring Russell Crowe, William Hurt, Jessica Brown Findlay, Jennifer Connelly, and Eva Marie Saint. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi Cast: Colin Farrell, Jessica Brown Findlay, William Hurt, Russell Crowe, Jennifer Connelly Movie Details Play Trailer Buy Tickets Movie Review

Fire in the Blood

Now Playing Synopsis: When the medical community first recognized AIDS in the 1980s, it was initially considered a death sentence, claiming nearly everyone diagnosed with the HIV virus until 1996, when antiretroviral medications were introduced that marked a major breakthrough in treatment of AIDS. However, while the new drugs were effective in helping patients live with the disease, they were also expensive, and as AIDS began to spread through Africa, India, and other Third World nations, claiming literally thousands of victims each day, only a tiny handful of patients could afford the new medications. Cipla, a major Indian pharmaceutical firm, set out to address this problem by formulating an affordable generic alternative, but they soon ran into a roadblock when several drug companies who owned patents on antiretroviral medicines took legal action to prevent distribution of low-cost variants on their products. The distribution of Cipla's product put life-saving drugs in the hands of ten times more patients than before, but does this humanitarian effort deny another firm's right to make a profit? This battle of principle over property is examined in the documentary Fire In The Blood, which also presents the story of the spread of AIDS in the Third World, and profiles Zackie Achmat, a South African activist who refused AIDS treatment until affordable drugs were available to all who needed them. The first feature film from director Dylan Mohan Gray, Fire In The Blood received its American premiere at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi Cast: William Hurt, Zackie Achmat, Linda-Gail Bekker, MD, Denis Broun, MD Movie Details Buy Tickets Movie Review

The Host (2013)

Now Playing Synopsis: A body-snatching alien takes possession of a young woman who refuses to surrender her mind, and together they seek out the man they both love as writer/director Andrew Niccol (Gattaca, In Time) adapts Twilight author Stephenie Meyer's New York Times best-seller. The majority of the human race have been possessed by unseen invaders, leaving only small pockets of "wild" humans like Melanie (Saoirse Ronan) scattered throughout the world. Upon being captured by the invaders, Melanie finds her body claimed by Wanderer, a spirit that has been warned of the difficulties that come with claiming a human host. In the process of inhabiting Melanie, Wanderer is deeply affected by her vivid dreams and memories. And when Melanie fights to maintain control of her mind even as Wanderer possesses her body, the sympathetic entity joins her on a journey that will reveal the unfathomable depths of human love and compassion. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi Cast: Saoirse Ronan, Max Irons, Jake Abel, Chandler Canterbury, Diane Kruger, Frances Fisher, William Hurt Movie Details Play Trailer Buy Tickets Movie Review

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