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The Rock-itt : May 2010
LETTERS TO JULIET When aspiring magazine writer, Sophia (Amanda Seyfred) and would-be restaurateur ,Victor (Gael Garcia Bernal) fly from New York to Italy for a vacation, the stage seems set for some much-needed romance in their relationship especially since their destination is the city of Verona, home of the star-crossed lover Juliet Capulet of 'Romeo & Juliet' fame. But Victor is far more interested in finding suppliers for his future restaurant than wooing Sophia, who ends up getting a vicarious romantic fix from an unlikely source: she joins a group of volunteers who respond to letters that pour into Verona from around the world seeking advice about love. One such letter that Sophia responds to dates back to 1951 and came from one CLAIRE SMITH, an Englishwoman who fell in love with a young Italian man in her youth but let the opportunity slip away. To Sophia's surprise, her letter inspires Claire (Acadmey Award Winning Vanessa Regrave), now a grandmother, to travel to Verona in search of her long-lost love --- accompanied by her grandson Charlie (Christopher Egan). Sophia, Charlie and Claire scour the beautiful Italian countryside in search of Claire's long-lost love. In the process, romance blossoms in unexpected ways, eventually facing Sophia with the very advice she wrote in her letter to Claire. Will she find the courage to seize love or like Claire spend a lifetime regretting the road not taken? WEBSITE & TRAILER: http://www.letterstojuliet-movie.com/ ROBIN HOOD Ridley Scott - Oscar-winning director of 'Gladiator' - the story behind the legend.. the hero behind the outlaw. ROBIN HOOD chronicles the life of an expert archer, previously interested only in self-preservation, from his service in King Richard's army against the French. Upon Richard's (Danny Huston) death, Robin (Russell Crowe) travels to Nottingham, a town suffering from the corruption of a despotic sheriff (Matthew Macfadyen) and crippling taxation, where he falls for the spirited widow Lady Marion (Cate Blanchett), a woman sceptical of the identity and motivations of this crusader from the forest. Hoping to earn the hand of Maid Marion and salvage the village, Robin assembles a gang whose lethal mercenary skills are matched only by its appetite for life. Together, they begin preying on the indulgent upper class to correct injustices under the sheriff. WEBSITE & TRAILER: http://www.robinhoodthemovie.com/ BROTHERS When a decorated Marine goes missing overseas, his black-sheep younger brother cares for his wife and children at home - with consequences that will shake the foundation of the entire family. Brothers tells the powerful story of two siblings, thirty something Captain Sam Cahill (Tobey Maguire) and younger brother Tommy Cahill (Jake Gyllenhaal), who are polar opposites. A Marine about to embark on his fourth tour of duty, Sam is a steadfast family man married to his high school sweetheart, the aptly named Grace (Natalie Portman), with whom he has two young daughters (Bailee Madison, Taylor Grace Geare). Tommy, his charismatic younger brother, is a drifter just out of jail who's always gotten by on wit and charm. He slides easily into his role as family provocateur on his first night out of prison, at Sam's farewell dinner with their parents, Elsie (Mare Winningham) and Hank Cahill (Sam Shepard), a retired Marine. Master storyteller and acclaimed British director JIM SHERIDAN (The Boxer, In The Name Of The Father) delivers absolutely mesmerising performances from Jake Gyllenhaal and Tobey McGuire. OFFICIAL WEBSITE & TRAILER: http://www.brothersfilm.com/