June 25th, 2012
Kathleen Turner plays the devout Catholic matriarch of an unconventional family who has been nominated as Catholic Woman of the Year. She’s ecstatic until she learns the archbishop will be visiting her home. As she tries to reign in her alcoholic husband and grown children – a son who has returned home after a divorce and a lesbian daughter who is pregnant and planning a marriage to her partner – her rivalry heats up with a woman who has also been nominated.
Eddie Murphy plays his usual fast-talking character in this comedy with a message. As a book publicist Murphy’s character, Jack McCall, often uses his words to get what he wants, even if it means bending the truth a bit. When Jack discovers a mysterious tree in his backyard he’s surprised to learn that it’s a curse and for each word he speaks or writes a leaf falls, and when all one thousand leaves have fallen he will die. As Jack’s life spirals out of control – he loses his job and his wife – he must learn to appreciate his relationships and and his life.
This Belgium crime-drama that was nominated for Best Foreign Language Film at the 2012 Academy Awards is the story of a cattle farmer who gets mixed up with the shady dealings of underground meat dealers. Jacky is addicted to steroids, but those are the least of his problems as his business dealings with a man with mob ties begin to sour.
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