Prima Fila Schedule
August 12 to August 19
The Accidental Husband (Un marito di troppo)
Starring Uma Thurman, Colin Firth, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Sam Shepard, Isabella Rossellini, Lindsay Sloane and Justina Machado.
New York firefighter Patrick Sullivan had no idea his seemingly idyllic life was about to go up in smoke - especially as the unwitting, second-hand recipient of advice from famed love expert and radio host Dr. Emma Lloyd. One day he is a happy, go-lucky guy looking forward to a life with his soon-to-be-bride. The next thing you know, his fiancée Sophia (Justina Machado) is seeking couples counseling on the radio from Dr. Lloyd. The no-nonsense, ever practical Dr. Lloyd questions Sophia's concept of romantic love and advises her to break their engagement, which she swiftly does. But when Patrick and his computer-savvy neighbor decide to give Dr. Lloyd a taste of her own medicine and "accidentally" join them in holy matrimony - something that doesn't go over too well with herfiancée (played by Colin Firth) - it isn't long before they learn that sometimes even an expert in love needs a second opinion.
All About Steve (A proposito di Steve)
Starring Sandra Bullock, Thomas Haden Church, Bradley Cooper, Ken Jeong, DJ Qualls, Howard Hesseman, Keith David, Beth Grant, Katy Mixon, MC Gainey and Holmes Osborne.
Crossword puzzle constructor Mary Horowitz (Bullock) is smart, pretty - and a natural disaster that shakes news cameraman Steve (Cooper) to the core. Set up on a blind date with Steve, Mary thinks the chemistry is undeniable and just knows she's found her soulmate. She decides to do anything and go anywhere to be with him. Mary's escalating infatuation is encouraged by the self-serving actions of news reporter Hartman Hughes (Church) who enjoys torturing his insolent cameraman at every opportunity. As the news team crisscrosses the country covering breaking news stories, Steve becomes increasingly unhinged as Mary trails them. But when the overzealous Mary becomes embroiled in the news story of the year, Steve and Hartman begin to see her differently. Hartman is plagued by guilt knowing his game of one-upmanship with Steve has placed her squarely in harms way while Steve is feeling his own pangs of remorse at his callous behavior. Despite the media storm surrounding her, Mary with her upbeat unaffected manner not only brings everyone together but finds her own oddball friends and discovers her true place in the world.
Che bella giornata
Con Checco Zalone, Nabiha Akkari, Ivano Marescotti, Rocco Papaleo, Tullio Solenghi, Annarita del Piano, Giustina Buonomo, Caparezza, Michele Alhaique, Mehdi Mahdloo, Luigi Luciano, Anna Bellato.
Milano. Checco (Checco Zalone), security di una misera discoteca della Brianza, a causa del pericolo di attentati che richiede misure straordinarie per i luoghi a rischio, si ritrova a lavorare come addetto alla sicurezza del Duomo di Milano. In poco tempo e grazie alle sue spiccate capacità intellettuali che provocano infiniti malintesi, Checco diventa la vera minaccia al patrimonio artistico italiano e presto ci si rende conto di non aver fatto un grande affare ad assumerlo. Ma Checco incontra Farah, una studentessa d'architettura che si finge francese e se ne innamora. Farah in realtà è araba ed è a Milano per portare a termine la sua personalissima vendetta.
Starring Michael Angarano, John Baker and Steve Berg.
Aspiring sci-fi author and awkward home-school student Benjamin is over the moon when he attends a writing camp where he gets to meet his hero, writer Ronald Chevalier. Unfortunately, the pompous hero to the geeks is fresh out of ideas, and instead of reading Benjamin's manuscript - a high-adventure tale called Yeast Lords - and giving the student some notes, Chevalier steals the story and uses it for his next book. Now if he ever wants to help his mom jumpstart her business as a modest lingerie designer, or impress the bewitching Lonnie, Benjamin has to prove that the author pilfered his ideas.
Gulliver’s Travels (I fantastici viaggi di Gulliver)
Starring Emily Blunt, Jason Segel, Jack Black, Amanda Peet, Billy Connolly, T.J. Miller, Romany Malco and Chris O'Dowd.
A bigscreen adaptation of "Gulliver's Travels," with Jack Black taking on the title role of Lemuel Gulliver, a free-spirited travel writer who, on an assignment to the Bermuda Triangle, suddenly finds himself a giant among men when he washes ashore on the hidden island of Liliput, home to a population of industrious, yet tiny, people.
Starring Claude Perron, Jean-Pierre Martins, Eriq Ebouaney and Doudou Masta.
A posse of crooked cops, malevolent gangsters and a horde of walking dead are the centre point of this gruesome, tight, action packed, claustrophobic tale of retribution and escape. Penned like animals, on the top floor of a deserted high-rise block, these two opposing gangs find that they are not alone in the lair of bloodthirsty corridors of death. Joining forces to survive, they must reach ground level together or perish. Loaded with a bad ass attitude, guns, axes and extremely creative hand-to-hand combat sequences that project the fears and paranoia that are the fighting forces behind the need to survive, when caught up in the wrong place at the wrong time.
How Do You Know (Come lo sai)
Starring Reese Witherspoon, Owen Wilson, Paul Rudd, Kathryn Hahn, Jack Nicholson and Usher Raymond.
Lisa (Reese Witherspoon) is a woman whose athletic ability is the defining passion of her life, having been her focus since early childhood. When she is cut from her team, everything she has ever known is suddenly taken from her. Not knowing what to do, she stumbles toward regular life. In this mode, she begins a fling with Matty (Owen Wilson), a major league baseball pitcher, a self-centered ladies man - a narcissist with a code of honor. George (Paul Rudd) is a straight-arrow businessman whose complicated relationship with his father, Charles (Jack Nicholson), takes a turn when George is accused of a financial crime, even though he's done nothing wrong. Though he may be headed to jail, George's honesty, integrity, and unceasing optimism may be his only path to keeping his sanity. Before Lisa's relationship with Matty takes root, she meets George for a first date on the worst evening of each of their lives: she has just been cut, and he has just been served. When everything else seems to be falling apart, they will discover what it means to have something wonderful happen.
La banda dei Babbi Natale
Con Aldo Baglio, Giovanni Storti, Giacomo Poretti, Angela Finocchiaro, Giorgio Colangeli.
orpresi a ‘scalare' un edificio la notte di Natale, Aldo, Giovanni e Giacomo vengono arrestati e condotti davanti all'inflessibile commissario Irene Bestetti, impaziente di fare il verbale e di correre a casa a godersi in famiglia la Vigilia. Interrogato, il trio in abito rosso e barba bianca si racconta e confessa i propri affanni quotidiani. Aldo è un nullafacente col vizio per le scommesse e un amore sconfinato per Monica, esasperata dalla sua condotta, Giovanni è un veterinario irresponsabile con due matrimoni e due vite vissute tra Milano e Lugano, Giacomo è un dottore seppellito da dodici anni sotto il ricordo di una moglie defunta e corteggiato senza effetto dalla vitale (e vivente) dottoressa Elisa. Compagni di vita e di bocce, sbocciando e accostando, proveranno a dimostrare la loro innocenza e a vincere il trofeo natalizio. Ancora una volta a Paolo Genovese riesce l'incantesimo e anche questa volta parla milanese. Dietro la scrivania un trio di Babbi Natale colti in flagranza di reato subentra ad Assuntina, bimba napoletana che boicottava la tradizione partenopea, gradendo idioma e panettone lombardo (Incantesimo napoletano). Dentro una Milano messa in note da Mina e ancorata al senso dello spettacolo da Genovese, Aldo, Giovanni e Giacomo ritrovano la via smarrita e qualche probabilità in più di capitare nei guai. Magari arrampicandosi lungo i muri di uno stabile per prodursi in un'estrema missione d'amore. Emancipati finalmente dai loro cliché e invalidato il comico delle loro tradizionali gag, Aldo, Giovanni e Giacomo regalano al nostro Natale col loro Natale cento minuti di grazia scanzonata e di autentica felicità. Il regista romano riesce dove ha fallito Marcello Cesena (Il cosmo sul comò) e ha invece (ben) inteso Massimo Venier (con Chiedimi se sono felice e Tu la conosci Claudia?), eludendo bozzettismi caricaturali, rinunciando a tic ben collaudati e realizzando un impianto narrativo compiuto, che si risolve sciogliendo insieme alla neve i conflitti, le incomprensioni e il fermo. La banda dei Babbi Natale si articola oscillando tra due diversi piani temporali: il presente e il passato, interrotto a sua volta dal sogno ricorrente di Giacomo, principe azzurro vedovo di Aurora e alla ricerca ‘incosciente' di una nuova e bella addormentata. Ipocondriaci, svagati e cavillosi, Aldo Giovanni e Giacomo abitano una Milano spopolata e metafisica, mantenendo anche questa volta nella finzione i propri nomi reali e nutrendosi di cinema in un delirante mix che combina i fratelli Coen coi fratelli Wachowski e imbriglia le Iene di Tarantino.
The Last Exorcism (L'ultimo esorcismo)
Starring Patrick Fabian, Ashley Bell, Iris Bahr, Louis Herthum and Caleb Landry Jones.
When he arrives on the rural Louisiana farm of Louis Sweetzer, the Reverend Cotton Marcus expects to perform just another routine "exorcism" on a disturbed religious fanatic. An earnest fundamentalist, Sweetzer has contacted the charismatic preacher as a last resort, certain his teenage daughter Nell is possessed by a demon who must be exorcized before their terrifying ordeal ends in unimaginable tragedy. Buckling under the weight of his conscience after years of parting desperate believers with their money, Cotton and his crew plan to film a confessionary documentary of this, his last exorcism. But upon arriving at the already blood drenched family farm, it is soon clear that nothing could have prepared him for the true evil he encounters there. Now, too late to turn back, Reverend Marcus' own beliefs are shaken to the core when he and his crew must find a way to save Nell - and themselves - before it is too late.
Mars Needs Moms! (Milo su Marte)
Starring Seth Green, Dan Fogler, Joan Cusack, Elisabeth Harnois and Mindy Sterling.
Take out the trash, eat your broccoli - who needs moms, anyway? Nine-year-old Milo (Seth Green) finds out just how much he needs his mom (Joan Cusack) when she’s nabbed by Martians who plan to steal her mom-ness for their own young. With the help of a tech-savvy, underground earthman named Gribble (Dan Fogler) and a rebel Martian girl called Ki (Elisabeth Harnois), Milo just might find his way back to his mom ... in more ways than one.
True Grit (Il Grinta)
Starring Jeff Bridges, Matt Damon, Josh Brolin, Barry Pepper and Hailee Steinfeld.
1870s frontier America, just after the Civil War: Mattie Ross (Hailee Steinfeld) arrives in Fort Smith, Arkansas, as her family's sole representative, in search of the coward Tom Chaney (Josh Brolin), who is said to have killed her father for two gold pieces before setting out into Indian Territory as a fugitive. Beholden to follow Chaney and see him hanged, Mattie enlists the help of a man rumored to be the most ruthless U.S. Marshal in town - trigger-happy, drunken Rooster Cogburn (Jeff Bridges), who, after many objections, agrees to hunt Chaney. But Chaney is already the target of the talkative Texas Ranger LaBoeuf (Matt Damon), who also aims to catch the killer and bring him back to Texas for an ample reward - which brings the trio to collide on the trail. Each willful and stubborn, each driven by their own rough moral codes, this unlikely posse rides towards an unpredictable reckoning, as they find themselves enveloped in the stuff of legend: mischief and brutality, courage and disillusion, doggedness and unalloyed love.