Growing up, your dreams and goals constantly change and evolve as you experience this little thing called life. I can't even count how many times I've been asked the question, "So, what do you want to be when you grow up?" From parents, to teachers ,to friends, to that weird guy who hung around the 24-hour convenient store (no, not Matthew McConaughey), we're forever on a quest to discover ourselves.
The following films all feature characters thrown into different situations in which they are forced to come to terms with who they really are. How should a Queen go about leading her country at a time of severe crisis? How can singers turn their love of performing into a lucrative career? How far can a life of crime really take a man? Oh, and why do three-day holiday weekends always seem so short? Welcome to this week's Trailer Park ...
- Following the death of Princess Diana, The Queen presents an intimate glimpse at the interaction between Elizabeth II and Prime Minister Tony Blair as they struggle to provide a healthy balance between what was a very private horror for the royal family and the public's intense demand for answers.
- Based on the book from Patricia Bosworth and directed by Steven Shainberg (Secretary), Fur (aka An Imaginary Portrait of Diane Arbus) tells the story of, well, Diane Arbus. Played by Nicole Kidman, Arbus rejects her wealthy, established family, only to fall in love with a bizarre man (Robert Downey Jr.) who becomes her mentor, and helps Arbus transform into one of the greatest photographers of the twentieth century.
- Inspired by real life events, Romanzo Criminale tells the story of a group of kids who band together to form a ruthless gang which, ultimately, terrorizes Rome for 25 years. Described as a mix between The Godfather and Goodfellas, Romanzo Criminale was directed by Michele Placido.
- While it's not an official trailer, the first TV spot for Dreamgirls is out and looking sweet. Starring Jaime Foxx, Beyoncé Knowles and Eddie Murphy, pic is based on the Broadway musical and tells of the rise of an all-girl R&B trio who, with the help of an ambitious manager, decide to "crossover" and take a shot at the lucrative pop music scene.
- Though it's mostly in Spanish, a clip from Goya's Ghost has shown up online for all you Natalie Portman fans to drool over. Set in Spain during the Spanish Inquisition and Napoleonic Wars, Goya's Ghosts revolves around renowned painter Francisco Goya (Stellan Skarsgård) and his teenage muse, Ines (Natalie Portman). After Ines is accused of being a heretic and sent to prison, Goya does all that he can to free her, while facing off against the ruthless monk, Brother Lorenzo (Javier Bardem).