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Love and Other Drugs
It's a mixed bag this week with romantic comedies battling against big-budget comic book flicks, with a spattering of French documentary and 50 Cent testing his acting skills. Click on the links to watch the trailers.
Anne Hathaway and Jake Gyllenhaal, are the pretty couple who against all odds fall hopelessly in love. Based on the book Hard Sell: The Evolution of a Viagra Salesman by Jamie Reidy, Love and Other Drugs has already been a popular hit over the pond.
The almost implausible plot of this film shouldn't put you off. It won the second highest prize at Cannes. De dioses y hombres (Of God and Men) is a film about a small fraction of Trappist Monks situated in Algeria who face threat from fundamentalist terrorists. The question is, do they stay or leave?
La daga de Rasputín is the follow up film to 2003's El Oro de Moscú and centres on a dagger which has a legendary jewel that gives almost absolute power to the person who possesses it. Rasputín was the last known owner but since then governments and individuals have searched in vain to locate it.
La Danza - Le ballet de l'Opéra de Paris. This well-received documentary follows the production of seven ballets by the Paris Opera Ballet. Frederick Wiseman's beautifully shot piece gains access to this venerable cultural institution but although critically acclaimed a love of classical dance is probably necessary to fully enjoy.
With the release of The Green Hornet it would seem that the studio's love for comic-book conversions continues unabated. Cameron Diaz, Jay Chou, Christoph Waltz and Seth Rogen star.
Twelve is a "gritty" teen drug drama and for your money you get Chace Crawford from Gossip Girl, a Culkin (Rory), Lenny Kravitz's daughter, Zoe and 50 Cent. Kiefer Sutherland also gets involved by voicing the narration.