|Bridge to Terabithia 2007 PG, 95 min.|
Genre: Family / Adventure / Fantasy
Director: Gabor Csupo
Cast: Josh Hutcherson, AnnaSophia Robb, Zooey Deschanel, Robert Patrick, Bailee Madison, Katrina Cerio, Devon Wood, Emma Fenton, Grace Brannigan, Latham Gaines, Judy McIntosh, Patricia Aldersley
Based on Katherine Paterson's Newberry Award-Winning 1977 children's book, this story involves middle-schoolers–Jesse (Josh Hutcherson) and Leslie (AnnaSophia Robb)–who are outsiders of the social life at their school. But, they form a friendship and discover a magical forest called Terabithia where they visit their "castle," which is really a tree house. Jesse and Leslie create their own fantasy land where they reign as king and queen, and, in the process, they discover a courage they had not previously known. But how long can they keep their cozy retreat to themselves and away from realities of the real world?
|Lonely Hearts 2006 R, 108 min.|
Genre: Drama / Thriller
Director: Todd Robinson
Cast: John Travolta, James Gandolfini, Jared Leto, Salma Hayek, Scott Caan, Laura Dern, Michael Gaston, Bruce MacVittie, Dan Byrd, Andrew Wheeler, Alice Krige, Dagmara Dominczyk, John Doman, Bailee Madison
Based on the "Lonely Hearts Killers" crimes, which were committed in the 1940s, this film shows how New York detectives–Elmer C. Robinson (John Travolta), who was obsessed with the murders, and his partner Charles Hildebrandt (James Gandolfini)–tracked down Ray Fernandez (Jared Leto) and Martha Beck (Salma Hayek). Their scam was to swindle elderly women out of their money and then murder them to destroy any evidence. Fernandez and Beck were finally arrested, confessed to 12 of their murders, and were electrocuted the same day at Sing Sing prison in 1951.
|Phoebe in Wonderland 2008 PG-13, 96 min.|
Director: Daniel Barnz
Cast: Elle Fanning, Felicity Huffman, Patricia Clarkson, Bill Pullman, Campbell Scott, Ian Colletti, Caitlin Sanchez, Max Baker, Maddie Corman, Peter Gerety, Madhur Jaffrey, Bailee Madison, Austin Williams, Teala Dunn, Connor Douglas
Phoebe Lichten (Elle Fanning) is a little girl whose parents, Hilary and Peter (Felicity Huffman and Bill Pullman), worry about her because she does not follow the rules. Her mother tries to deal with the problem but is frustrated while trying to write a book about the tales of Lewis Carroll. When the drama teacher, Miss Dodger (Patricia Clarkson), offers Phoebe a role in the school production of "Alice in Wonderland," Phoebe is thrilled and accepts the role of "Alice." Rehearsals begin, but problems ensue when Phoebe slips away from reality and sees the play's characters leading her through a magical maze of life, which could lead to her downfall.
|1. Bridge to Terabithia (2007)|
2. Lonely Hearts (2006)
3. Phoebe in Wonderland (2008)
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