Life of Pi is adapted from the novel of the same name by Yann Martel. It follows a boy named Pi who is cast adrift on a lifeboat with a hungry tiger when his ship sinks while carrying his family from their zoo in India to their new home in Canada.
The latest adaptation of Leo Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina is directed by Joe Wright, best known for Pride and Prejudice and Atonement. Wright has brought back his muse Keira Knightly in the title role, probably knowing that no one evokes period-era angst and wears the heck out of old-timey costumes better than h
Killing Them Softly tells the tale of how a couple of greedy, low-life crooks knock-off a bunch of greedy, high-stakes gamblers in a mob-protected game. This stops business as usual for the mob bigwigs who must bring in an enforcer to get business back on track by restoring their image.
Despite what you may think, Lincoln is not a biopic or a war movie, but a film documenting Lincoln’s last few months in office as he pushes to get the 13th Amendment, abolishing slavery, passed while simultaneously tries to end the war and re-unite the Union.