Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Cinematic Excursions: Film Releases For March 31st

This is kind of an odd movie weekend seeing as how there are films coming out today, tomorrow and Friday.  So listed are the films being released for Wednesday, March 31st.....

The Last Song
Release Date: March 31, 2010 
Studio: Touchstone Pictures (Disney) 
Director: Julie Anne Robinson 
Screenwriter: Nicholas SparksJeff Van Wie 
Starring: Miley CyrusBobby ColemanLiam HemsworthHallock BealsNick LashawayCarly ChaikinNick SearcyKate VernonKelly PrestonGreg Kinnear 
Genre: Drama 
MPAA Rating: PG (for thematic material, some violence, sensuality and mild language) 

Plot Summary: Based on best-selling novelist Nicholas Sparks' ("A Walk to Remember," "The Notebook") forthcoming novel, "The Last Song" is set in a small Southern beach town where an estranged father (Greg Kinnear) gets a chance to spend the summer with his reluctant teenaged daughter (Miley Cyrus), who'd rather be home in New York. He tries to reconnect with her through the only thing they have in common—music—in a story of family, friendship, secrets and salvation, along with first loves and second chances. 
Watch The Trailer!

The Sun Behind The Clouds
Release Date: March 31, 2010 (NY) 
Studio: White Crane Films 
Director: Ritu SarinTenzing Sonam 
Screenwriter: Tenzing Sonam 
Starring: The Dalai LamaWoeserLhadon TethongTsering ShakyaTenzin TsundueJamyang Norbu 
Genre: Documentary ***
MPAA Rating: Not Available 

Plot Summary: "The Sun Behind the Clouds" updates the struggle for Tibetan independence, focusing upon the March 2008 demonstration against Chinese rule, the largest ever since the 1959 take-over of that nation. The Dalai Lama, living in exile in Northern India, is interviewed extensively and given the opportunity to explicate his "middle way," a compromise position he has to date been unsuccessful in getting the Chinese to accept. Supporters of Tibetan independence who are devoted to the Dalai Lama, but who nonetheless feel "the middle way" is an ineffective solution, appear in the film, detailing their more militant position.  Watch The Trailer!!!

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