Elle Reid may be tough, but she's struggling coping with a recent break-up with her girlfriend. If that wasn't enough to contend with, her 18-year-old granddaughter Sage has just shown up at her house, and she needs over $600 immediately. She's pregnant and Elle's financial situation isn't at its best, but she's determined to do everything she can to help her granddaughter. She takes her on a roadtrip to recover cash from Sage's ex-boyfriend - and while her method of extracting money could be more polite, Sage is glad of her company when she manages to obtain it. Elle gives Sage a lesson in tough-talking as she continues to tour the country selling her possessions and begging cash of some old friends. When the pair arrive to see Sage's mom, it's another story; she's a high-flying business woman and the complete opposite of her mother and daughter - and it's clear to see why Sage chose Elle to help her out.
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Elle Reid is an ageing poet recovering from a broken heart following her break-up with her long term girlfriend. When her troubled 18-year-old granddaughter Sage turns up on her doorstep one day, she thinks she finally has the distraction she needs. However, Sage needs $600 and Elle, now being pretty much broke, can't give it to her. Instead, she offers to drive her around on a long road trip to recover cash from various friends and ex-boyfriends; though it's not only cash they find on the way. Numerous secrets are uncovered and old conflict is resurfaced, and Sage is forced to face responsibility and start becoming an adult. At the same time, Elle knows it's time for her to start thinking about the most important things in life, accept the troubles of her past and stop living under the 'tough woman' guise.
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'Central Park Five' will air tonight, giving a much needed change of perspective to the defendants who were convicted after an infamous miscarriage of justice in 1989
Central Park Five, the PBS-made TV-film about the wrongful conviction of five boys accused of raping a jogger in Central Park, will be aired on the network tonight (April 16) some 24 years since the event took place. Tonight's premiere comes three days before the actual anniversary of the grave event, an event that the film's co-creators Sarah and Ken Burns believe still hold relevance today following the miscarriage of justice that happened at the ensuing court case.
The trailer for Central Park Five.
The 1989 conviction, that was overturned due to lack of evidence in 2003 after each of the boys had already served prison terms, has been dramatised by Sarah and Ken Burns and David McMahon as a means to argue that we now need to readily acknowledge that the five men convicted of the heinous crime are all innocent. Sarah actually penned a thesis on the case a decade ago when she was studying at Yale, eventually expanding her work into a book that became the basis for The Central Park Five. Speaking before the premiere of the PBS special tonight, Sarah described the TV-movie by saying, “The film is about how this miscarriage of justice could have occurred.”
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It’s slim pickings this week, in terms of big budget movies, as the industry winds down a little over the festive period (though prepare yourselves for the usual onslaught of Christmassy slush hitting the big screen in the coming weeks).
However, the new release that everybody’s chatting about right now is Hitchcock. Starring Antony Hopkins (as the legendary director Alfred Hitchcock) and Helen Mirren (as his wife, Alma Reville), there has already been discussion of the possibility of Oscar nominations coming the way of this biopic, which focuses on the era when Hitchcock was filming Psycho – widely considered to be the pinnacle of his career. The star of Psycho, Janet Leigh, is played by the ever-popular Scarlett Johansson.
Reviews for the movie have been mixed; it seems as though most reviewers are praising the performances, but not the film as a whole, which lacks clarity. The movie is only getting a limited release this week, so don’t expect it to be riding too high with box office takings but do expect some of its cast to be riding high when it comes to awards season.
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When Erin and Garrett have a chance meeting in a bar in New York, both feel a connection to one and other but they know it's not going to go anywhere. Erin is a charming and witty woman and Garrett can't help but fall for her. The only problem is Garrett is a New Yorker, all his friends and job are based in the city and Erin lives in San Francisco.
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Elle Reid may be tough, but she's struggling coping with a recent break-up with her...
Elle Reid is an ageing poet recovering from a broken heart following her break-up with...