Charlie St. Cloud

Charlie St. Cloud Movie Poster

Just from watching the trailer I am already reaching for the kleenex, there has been quite a few Drama Romances out there lately but I really think this one is going to be special. I don’t think I can wait until July 30th. So I think I may just have to read the book.

Zac Efron, Amanda Crew, Donal Logue, Charlie Tahan, Kim Basinger, Ray Liotta

Based on an acclaimed novel, Charlie St. Cloud is a romantic drama starring Zac Efron as a young man who survives an accident that lets him see the world in a unique way. In this emotionally charged story, he begins a romantic journey in which he embraces the dark realities of the past while discovering the transformative power of love. Accomplished sailor Charlie St. Cloud (Efron) has the adoration of mother Claire (Oscar® winner Kim Basinger) and little brother Sam (newcomer Charlie Tahan), as well as a college scholarship that will lead him far from his sleepy Pacific Northwest hometown. But his bright future is cut short when a tragedy strikes and takes his dreams with it. After his high–school classmate Tess (Amanda Crew) returns home unexpectedly, Charlie grows torn between honoring a promise he made four years earlier and moving forward with newfound love. And as he finds the courage to let go of the past for good, Charlie discovers the soul most worth saving is his own. [apple]

Charlie St. Cloud Trailer

Upcoming Movies on the “Can’t Wait to See List”

Sherlock Holmes   Dec 25, 2009

Youth in Revolt   Jan 8, 2010

Leap Year   Jan 8, 2010

Did You Hear About the Morgans?   December 18, 2009

When in Rome    Jan 12, 2010

Edge of Darkness   Jan 26, 2010

A Single Man Feb   2010

Valentine’s Day   Feb 12, 2010

Takers   Feb 26, 2010

Letters to Juliet   May 7, 2010

Dare 2009

This is Indie came out earlier this year but looks interesting. AND of course do not forget INVICTUS & NINE metioned in previous posts and coming out this December!

good external validity

Need random assignment of participants to groups, so we can assume they are equal

The Secret Life of Bees


The Secret Life of Bees

“You want me to help you make a 7UP cake?” -May

I know this review is a little late, and that this DVD has been sitting there waiting for me to watch it for months, but it totally deserves recognition – even if it is late. The movie takes place right after the civil rights act and is about a young girl finding her spot in the world. Seeking refuge at the Boatwrights “Caribbean Pink” home. There she learns the secrets of bees and seeks out the secrets of life. Her surrounding and those around her – past and present – are changing the ways she sees the world. With heartfelt healing moments and lost mementos discovered Lily grows up. Surrounded by mothers to fill the open hole that has been aching for so long.

I’ am sure the book by Sue Monk Kidd is amazing, and it to is sitting on my shelf waiting to be read. The symbolism in this movie are evocative and meaningful. The music and setting are perfect and the awards already received are proof enough. Guys may like this movie, but this is definitely a movie to watch with the besties…and a handful of Kleenex.

You want me to help you make a 7UP cake?