The acclaimed director and writer duo from Juno, Jason Reitman and Diablo Cody, reunited for this 2011 dark comedy about a fiction writer who returns to her small Minnesota town after a divorce. Charlize Theron stars as the aforementioned writer who reconnects with her high school boyfriend, but finds out a lot has changed since the days when she was prom queen. Much like Juno delivered a sharp-yet-funny take on teen pregnancy, Young Adult delivers a sharp-yet-funny take on prolonged adolescence. Fun Fact: Theron’s character takes to the sauce pretty hard in this film, and her drink of choice is Maker’s Mark.
War Horse is a movie about the bond between a boy and his horse before, during, and after World War I. Directed by Steven Spielberg, the movie is an adaptation of both the 1982 children’s novel and the 2007 play of the same name. David Thewlis (Lupin in the Harry Potter films), Jeremy Irvine, and Benedict Cumberbatch (Sherlock Holmes in BBC’s Sherlock series) star in yet another epic war drama of Spielberg’s that was nominated for the Best Picture Academy Award. Fun Fact: Although 14 different horses portrayed the main horse in the film, the primary “actor” was the same horse that played Seabiscuit in Seabiscuit.
Right to Love
The Right to Love: An American Family is the story of one family and how it deals with the controversial Proposition 8 election results. Through YouTube videos on their channel “Gay Family Values,” a Californian gay couple and two adopted children fight back against the discrimination and hate they face in their daily lives. Filmmaker Cassie Jaye has done work on award-winning documentaries in the past and as a single, straight, evangelical Christian, she became fascinated with the debate over Proposition 8 in California.
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Featuring some of television’s favorite characters and well-known songs, this semester’s TBA will be a gleeful celebration of music and sex that will leave you singing with pleasure. Produced by Hustler Video and presented by AB Films, Sunday’s TBA will be an unforgettable experience.