|Black Snake Moan 2007 R, 115 min.|
Genre: Drama / Romance
Director: Craig Brewer
Cast: Samuel L. Jackson, Christina Ricci, Justin Timberlake, S. Epatha Merkerson, John Cothran Jr., David Banner, Michael Raymond-James, Adriane Lenox, Kim Richards, Neimus K. Williams, Leonard L. Thomas, Ruby Wilson
Redemption and self worth are the themes of this story about former blues singer Lazarus Woods' (Samuel L. Jackson) efforts to heal 22-year-old nymphomaniac Rae (Christina Ricci) who had been beaten and left by a ditch near Lazarus' farm. Lazarus chains Rae to a radiator to prevent her wandering off in her delirious state and does cure Rae's physical ills. But he is not content with that and uses the Bible and old blues songs to renew her immortal soul as well.
|My Blueberry Nights 2007 PG-13, 90 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Drama / Romance
Director: Wong Kar Wai
Cast: Norah Jones, Jude Law, David Strathairn, Rachel Weisz, Natalie Portman, Frankie Faison, Cat Power, Adriane Lenox, Benjamin Kanes, John Malloy, Chad R. Davis, Katya Blumenberg, Michael Delano, Bill Hollis
Elizabeth (Norah Jones) suffers a rough breakup with her boyfriend and, hoping to find peace following the storm, leaves her new friend, cafe owner Jeremy (Jude Law), behind and sets off on a cross-country trip. To pay for her expenses, Elizabeth finds temporary waitress jobs along the way. Among those she meets on her trek are alcoholic cop Arnie (David Strathairn) and his partying wife Sue Lynne (Rachel Weisz) who are patrons at a bar Elizabeth works at in Memphis. After Arnie kills himself, Elizabeth comforts Sue Lynne. Later, while working as a cocktail waitress in Nevada, Elizabeth becomes involved with compulsive gambler Leslie (Natalie Portman). Through these lost souls, Elizabeth learns how to conquor her own loneliness.
|1. Black Snake Moan (2007)|
2. My Blueberry Nights (2007)
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