MC Reviews: Movies

From chick flicks to indie darlings, we'll let you know which to see stat and which to wait for the rental.

By Juliann Garey

May 30, 2013 4:00 PM
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Life of Pi

Director Ang Lee's 3-D(!) version of the 2001 best seller by Yann Martel. CliffsNotes plot: Pi, a 16-year-old boy who is the sole human survivor after the freighter he is traveling on sinks, finds himself on a lifeboat with an orangutan, a hyena, a wounded zebra, and a Bengal tiger. The buzz: Lee is the king of cinematic book adaptations. In 2005, he won a Best Director Oscar for Brokeback Mountain, which was adapted from a short story by Annie Proulx. That isn't all: His 1995 take on Jane Austen's Sense and Sensibility earned seven Oscar nods.

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