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For movies opening June 22, 2012

BIG BUDGET FILMS

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (R for brief sexuality and pervasive violence) Screen adaptation of Seth Grahame-Smith's revisionist historical novel based on Honest Abe's (Benjamin Walker) supposed secret diary relating how he saved the day when bloodthirsty vampires attempted to enslave the people of the United States. With Anthony Mackie, Dominic Cooper and Mary Elizabeth Winstead.

Brave (PG for scary action and rude humor) Animated Pixar adventure, set in a mythical Scottish kingdom, about a headstrong princess (Kelly Macdonald) who discovers the true meaning of bravery while undoing a curse on her family. Voice cast includes Julie Walters, Emma Thompson and Craig Ferguson.

INDEPENDENT & FOREIGN FILMS

The Invisible War (Unrated) Investigative expose' uncovering the rape epidemic inside the U.S. military, including interviews with some of the approximately 30% of female soldiers who have been victims of a sexual assault.

Kumare' (Unrated) Blind faith documentary about an Arizona con man who cultivated a devoted following by posing as an Indian guru until he decided to reveal his real identity to his disappointed disciples at the peak of his popularity.

The Last Ride (PG-13 for profanity, fighting, smoking and mature themes) Music-driven bio-pic dedicated to the last days in the life of the late, country music icon Hank Williams (Henry Thomas). With Kaley Cuoco, Jesse James and Senator Fred Thompson.

Nate & Margaret (Unrated) Fact-based drama about the unlikely friendship which blossomed between a 19 year-old, gay film student (Tyler Ross) and a matronly, 52 year-old waitress-turned-standup comic (Natalie West). Supporting cast includes Conor McCahill, Gaby Hoffmann and Charles Solomon, Jr.

Ordinary Miracles (Unrated) Shutterbug documentary, narrated by Campbell Scott, paying tribute to members of the Photo League who captured life in New York neighborhoods by camera over the fifteen year period from 1936-1951.

Seeking a Friend for the End of the World (R for profanity, sexual references, drug use and brief violence) Apocalyptic road flick about a just-abandoned married man (Steve Carell) who falls in love with a neighbor (Keira Knightley) while searching for his high school sweetheart in anticipation of the imminent impact of an approaching asteroid. With Melanie Lynskey, Adam Brody and Gillian Jacobs.

To Rome with Love (R for sexuality) Woody Allen wrote, directed and stars in this serendipitous comedy, set in Italy, revolving around an ensemble embroiled in a variety of predicaments. Cast includes Ellen Page, Jesse Eisenberg, Greta Gerwig, Penelope Cruz, Alec Baldwin, Roberto Benigni and Carol Alt. (In English and Italian with subtitles)

Kam Williams is a syndicated film and book critic who writes for 100+ publications. He is a member of the New York Film Critics Online, the African-American Film Critics Association, and the NAACP Image Awards Nominating Committee. Contact him through NewsBlaze. Read more reviews by Kam Williams.


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