Carrie White is a plain and very sheltered girl raised alone by her extremely strict Christian mother who frequently punishes her. At school she is habitually bullied, something that gets ten times worse after a both humiliating and terrifying experience in the girls' locker room which causes her mother to inflict yet more punishment on her. Through her tumultuous life, she discovers that she has the power to move objects with her mind, something that causes much distress to her mother. The only people to truly show any compassion is her gym teacher Miss Desjardin and one of the popular girls, Sue Snell, who encourages her handsome boyfriend Tommy Ross to take her to the school prom. Carrie accepts, believing that she has been accepted for the first time in her life, only to face the biggest and most destructive humiliation of her life.
The re-make to the Oscar nominated 1976 horror based on the book by acclaimed author Stephen King is due to hit screens this year in the first major rendition since the Brian De Palma flick's release. 2013's 'Carrie' has been directed by Kimberly Peirce ('Boys Don't Cry', 'Stop-Loss') with a screenplay by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa ('Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa') and it is set for release in UK cinemas everywhere from November 29th 2013.
What happens to retired agents? Well, most of them retire and leave the life of espionage for something altogether more normal. Frank Moses is one of those guys, in his time he was one of the CIA's top black ops agents but now he's left his old life behind him for retirement, there's one slight problem with Frank's retirement plan, his CIA file has been marked RED, Retired and Extremely Dangerous. Frank and his old work colleagues must reunite and find answers to why they've become the CIA's most wanted.
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And in the end, the film compellingly explores the nature of relationships while quietly moving us to all kinds of tears.
Sam (Allegra Fulton) is our yuppie heroine, and the gothy Carl (Gabriel Hogan) and moody Jenna (Ginger Snaps' Katharine Isabelle) are her tormentors. The kidnapping is a bit out of the blue, and neither of the teens has much of a plan on how to deal with Sam once she's tied to a chair in the living room. But eventually, the mind games begin and the trio starts to mess with one another as Sam tries to feebly escape and Carl and Jenna try to figure out how to react.
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Okay, there are no other movies about curling (to my knowledge), and this film is short of spectacular, but it's amusing enough to merit a peek. It's certainly Leslie Nielsen's best work in many years.
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The two awards have made for a great 72nd birthday present for the country music icon.