Midnight in Paris
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Directed by Woody Allen, this romantic comedy stars Owen Wilson and Rachel McAdams, reunited from their Wedding Crashers days, as an engaged couple vacationing in Paris. Through the wonders of alcohol, Wilson is transported back in time and starts to hang out with some well-known authors from the 1920s such as Ernest Hemingway and F. Scott Fitzgerald. This wonderfully original idea won Best Original Screenplay in 2011 and was nominated for three other Academy Awards. Fun Fact: This is Woody Allen’s highest grossing movie of all time.
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A (mostly) silent movie in this day and age? But lo and behold, people went out and saw The Artist, a romantic comedy set in Hollywood between 1927 and 1932. Focusing on the romantic relationship between a silent film star and a rising young actress, the movie is a fantastic look into how talkies took over the movie landscape some 80 years ago. The movie was nominated for 10 Academy Awards and won Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, and Best Original Screenplay. Fun Fact: The Artist was written and directed by French film producer Michel Hazanavicius, and is the most awarded film in French movie history.
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Michael Jordan and the Looney Tunes: For all of us ’80s babies, this is a match made in heaven. Throughout the movie, we follow the Looney Tunes characters as they are forced to take on a group of interstellar monsters who threaten to take over Looney Tune-land and enslave all the Toons into working at a theme park. When the Toons challenge the monsters to a basketball game to bet on their fates, everyone looks for an edge, with top NBA talent being stolen by both sides. Danny DeVito and Billy West (of Futurama and Ren & Stimpy) provide voices for the film. Fun Fact: The movie has made over $200 million worldwide.
Winnie the Pooh
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This animated musical comedy focuses on how Eeyore has lost his tail. It’s up to Pooh and the gang to hold a contest to find him a new one. The movie acts as a reboot of the Winnie the Pooh franchise and is the fifth theatrical Pooh film ever released. Distributed by Walt Disney Pictures, the film follows the standard story of Pooh’s insatiable search for honey and Christopher Robin’s need to be saved from an imaginary culprit. Monty Python actor John Cleese stars as the narrator in the movie. Fun Fact: Zooey Deschanel performs a unique rendition of the classic “Winnie the Pooh” theme song for the movie.