Hostel: Part II
Directed by: Eli Roth
This sequel tells of the journey of three American students (Lauren German, Bijou Phillips and Heather Matarazzo) studying abroad in Rome. On a weekend trip, they come across a fellow classmate who lures the trio to a hostel in Slovakia where they encounter a corrupt business company that gratifies its clients’ desires to rape, murder and torture.
Directed by: Steven Soderbergh
In the third and final “Ocean” film, Danny Ocean (George Clooney) and his gang are back to plan their most ambitious and dangerous casino heist ever. After casino owner Willy Bank (Al Pacino) double-crosses Ocean’s friend and mentor, Reuben Tishkoff (Elliot Gould), in a business deal and sends him to the hospital in critical condition, Ocean’s team reunites to plot the bankruptcy and public humiliation of Bank. With the help of their former nemesis, casino owner Terry Benedict (Andy Garcia), Ocean’s crew maps out this seemingly impossible operation that will be executed on the night of Bank’s grand opening of his new casino.
Directed by: Ash Brannon and Chris Buck
Cody Maverick (Shia LaBeouf), an up-and-coming teenage Rockhopper penguin surfer, leaves his home in Shiverpool, Antarctica for Pen Gu Island, where the Big Z Memorial Surf Off takes place. On his journey, Maverick encounters Sheboygan surfer Chicken Joe (Jon Heder), surf promoter Reggie Belafonte (James Woods), talent scout Mikey Abromowitz (Mario Cantone) and lifeguard Lani Aliikai (Zooey Deschanel). Though Maverick initially sets out to win respect and popularity by winning the competition, he begins to learn what it means to be a true winner.
La Vie en Rose
Directed by: Oliver Dahan and
Renowned chanteuse Edith Piaf, later known as La Mome Piaf, grew up in her grandmother’s brothel located in an impoverished area in the Belleville district of Paris. In 1935, a nightclub owner discovers her extraordinary vocal talent and convinces her to become a singer. Piaf becomes wildly successful and befriends some of the most famous celebrities of the era, including Charlie Chaplin, Jean Cocteau and Yves Montand. However, Piaf is unable to escape her tragic destiny; her lover, Middleweight boxing champion Marcel Cerdan, dies in a plane crash in 1949. As a result, Piaf becomes a drug addict, gets herself in a car accident, and ultimately dies from cancer at the age of 47.