Best Films in Theaters March 2012

The FreeStyle Life selects the best films playing In Theaters March 2012.
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1.
The Snowtown Murders (2011)
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Based on true events, 16 year-old Jamie falls in with his mother's new boyfriend and his crowd of self-appointed neighborhood watchmen, a relationship that leads to a spree of torture and murder. (119 mins.)
Director: Justin Kurzel
“ SNOWTOWN
Orchestrating the murder of 12 victims over the course of seven years, John Bunting is the most notorious serial killer in Australian history. In his directorial debut, Justin Kurzel unflinchingly exposes Bunting’s sadistic psyche, dives into malleability of his conspirators, and shows why the Snowtown Murders took place. ” - Tommy_Swanhaus
 
2.
Being Flynn (2012)
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Working in a Boston homeless shelter, Nick Flynn re-encounters his father, a con man and self-proclaimed poet. Sensing trouble in his own life, Nick wrestles with the notion of reaching out yet again to his dad. (102 mins.)
Director: Paul Weitz
“ BEING FLYNN
Based on a true story, a struggling writer takes work in a Boston homeless shelter only to encounter his deeply troubled yet brilliant estranged father. ” - Tommy_Swanhaus
 
3.
Last Days Here (2011 Documentary)
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Documentary follows Bobby Liebling, lead singer of seminal hard rock/heavy metal band Pentagram, as he battles decades of hard drug addiction and personal demons to try and get his life back. (91 mins.)
“ LAST DAYS HERE
Emaciated, addicted to heroin, and withering in his parent’s basement, a documentary about Pentagram’s fallen frontman Bobby Liebling seemed an impossibility. However after being rediscovered by the music underground, Liebling has shown a newfound willingness to take his life back. In Last Days Here, filmmakers Don Argott and Demian Fenton follow the fallen rock legend as he brings back his band, battles his inner demons, and tiptoes perilously close between life and death. ” - Tommy_Swanhaus
 
4.
Tim and Eric's Billion Dollar Movie (2012)
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Two guys get a billion dollars to make a movie, only to watch their dream run off course. In order to make the money back, they then attempt to revitalize a failing shopping mall. (93 mins.)
“ TIM AND ERIC'S BILLION DOLLAR MOVIE
In their just first foray into the big screen, cult comedians Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim take no time pushing the boundaries of comedy in Tim and Eric’s Billion Dollar Movie. Playing themselves, Tim and Eric must revitalize a decrepit shopping mall and pay off their debt after they squander a billion dollars making a movie. Featuring cameos from Awesome Show regulars and many more comedic greats.
Watch and download TIM AND ERIC'S BILLION DOLLAR MOVIE ” - Tommy_Swanhaus
 
5.
Jiro Dreams of Sushi (2011 Documentary)
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A documentary on 85-year-old sushi master Jiro Ono, his renowned Tokyo restaurant, and his relationship with his son and eventual heir, Yoshikazu. (81 mins.)
Director: David Gelb
“ JIRO DREAMS OF SUSHI
Declared a Japanese National Treasure for his unrivaled mastery of the art of sushi, at 85 years old, Jiro Ono continues to pursue his quest to create the perfect piece of sushi. This documentary examines Jiro’s extraordinary career and the relationship he has with his son, who will one day take over for his father as sushi master at their restaurant. ” - Tommy_Swanhaus
 
6.
Footnote (2011)
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Eliezer and Uriel Shkolnik are father and son as well as rival professors in Talmudic Studies. When both men learn that Eliezer will be lauded for his work, their complicated relationship reaches a new peak. (107 mins.)
Director: Joseph Cedar
“ FOOTNOTE
Historic rivalries are commonplace within Hebrew University’s world-renowned Talmud Department, even ones between father and son. When a father wins the Israel Prize, the most prized honor in Israel, his son (and fellow professor) must choose between advancing his father’s career or sabotaging it. ” - Tommy_Swanhaus
 
7.
Attenberg (2010)
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Stuck in her boring factory town, twenty-three-year-old Marina is at the mercy of both her father's impending death and her distaste for other humans. (97 mins.)
“ ATTENBERG
Sexually indifferent to both the male and female body and spending her free time reenacting David Attenborough nature specials, Marina is not your average 23 year old. However through caring for her terminally ill father and the prodding of her bisexual best friend, Marina attempts to explore her sexuality and make sense of her changing world in this quirky coming of age Greek film. ” - Tommy_Swanhaus
 
8.
Salmon Fishing in the Yemen (2011)
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A fisheries expert is approached by a consultant to help realize a sheik's vision of bringing the sport of fly-fishing to the desert and embarks on an upstream journey of faith and fish to prove the impossible possible. (107 mins.)
“ SALMON FISHING IN THE YEMEN
At the request of a Yemeni sheik with a passion for fly-fishing, a British fisheries scientist is burdened with the impossible task of introducing salmon to the arid Highlands of Yemen. ” - Tommy_Swanhaus
 
9.
Detachment (2011)
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A substitute teacher who drifts from classroom to classroom finds a connection to the students and teachers during his latest assignment. (98 mins.)
Director: Tony Kaye
“ DETACHMENT
In Detachment, Adrian Brody gives a knockout performance as Henry Barthes, a substitute teacher who suppresses his ability to connect with his students. Henry is finally forced to confront his trepidation in forming close relationships and changes the lives of those around him when he is given a long assignment at a faltering inner-city high school. ” - Tommy_Swanhaus
 
10.
Casa de mi Padre (2012)
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Scheming on a way to save their father's ranch, the Alvarez brothers find themselves in a war with Mexico's most feared drug lord. (84 mins.)
Director: Matt Piedmont
“ CASA DE MI PADRE
When the Alvarez brothers attempt to save their father’s ranch, the find themselves at war with Onza - Mexico’s most feared drug lord. ” - Tommy_Swanhaus
 
11.
Jeff, Who Lives at Home (2011)
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Dispatched from his basement room on an errand for his widowed mother, slacker Jeff might discover his destiny (finally) when he spends the day with his unhappily married brother as he tracks his possibly adulterous wife. (83 mins.)
“ JEFF WHO LIVES AT HOME
In his 30s and still searching for a purpose in life, Jeff (Jason Segel) discovers his destiny when he finally ventures beyond the confines of his mother’s basement. ” - Tommy_Swanhaus
 
12.
Casa de mi Padre (2012)
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Scheming on a way to save their father's ranch, the Alvarez brothers find themselves in a war with Mexico's most feared drug lord. (84 mins.)
Director: Matt Piedmont
“ CASA DE MI PADRE
When the Alvarez brothers attempt to save their father’s ranch, the find themselves at war with Onza - Mexico’s most feared drug lord. ” - Tommy_Swanhaus
 
13.
Natural Selection (2011)
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Having discovered that her dying husband has an illegitimate child living in Florida, a devout Christian housewife leaves her sheltered world on a mission to reunite father and son. (90 mins.)
“ NATURAL SELECTION
Devoutly Christian and stuck in a sexless marriage, Linda White’s sheltered life is wrecked when she discovers her husband has suffered a stroke inside a sperm bank. Not only has her husband clandestinely visited this sperm bank the past 20 years, his routine visits have also resulted in a 23 year old son with a criminal past. Respecting her husband’s last wishes, Linda leaves the Texas suburbs she has always known and journeys to Florida, where she forms an odd yet close relationship with her troubled stepson. ” - Tommy_Swanhaus
 
14.
The Kid with a Bike (2011)
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Abandoned by his father, a young boy is left in a state-run youth farm. In a random act of kindness, the town hair-dresser agrees to foster him on week-ends. (84 mins.)
“ THE KID WITH A BIKE
After being left in a boarding house, a young boy tries to track down his deadbeat father. During his desperate search, he finds unlikely solace from a compassionate stranger. ” - Tommy_Swanhaus
 
15.
The Deep Blue Sea (2011)
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The wife of a British Judge is caught in a self-destructive love affair with a Royal Air Force pilot. (98 mins.)
Director: Terence Davies
“ THE DEEP BLUE SEA
Set in the 1950s against the backdrop of a devastated post-WWII London, The Deep Blue Sea tells the story of the suicide-attempt-prone wife of a wealthy but boring British Judge who finds herself in an intense affair with an Ex-Royal Air Force pilot. ” - Tommy_Swanhaus
 
16.
4:44 Last Day on Earth (2011)
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A look at how a painter and a successful actor spend their last day together before the world comes to an end. (82 mins.)
Director: Abel Ferrara
“ 4:44 LAST DAY ON EARTH
How would humanity react if it knew the world would end the following morning? Director Abel Ferrara explores this haunting premise through an intimate perspective, focusing on a Manhattan couple (Willem Dafoe and Shanyn Leigh) as they share their final day on Earth together. ” - Tommy_Swanhaus
 
17.
The Raid: Redemption (2011)
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A S.W.A.T. team becomes trapped in a tenement run by a ruthless mobster and his army of killers and thugs. (101 mins.)
“ THE RAID: REDEMPTION
Trapped in a high-rise slum and surrounded by killers, rapists and thieves, a new recruit (martial arts star Iko Uwais) must lead a special forces unit and capture an Indonesian crime lord in The Raid. Welsh director Gareth Evans’ slick thriller moves at breakneck speed blending East and Western filmmaking sensibilities to create an action film unlike you’ve ever seen. ” - Tommy_Swanhaus
 
18.
Bully (2011 Documentary)
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A documentary on peer-to-peer bullying in schools across America. (98 mins.)
Director: Lee Hirsch
 
19.
Goon (2011)
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Labeled an outcast by his brainy family, a bouncer overcomes long odds to lead a team of under performing misfits to semi-pro hockey glory, beating the crap out of everything that stands in his way. (92 mins.)
Director: Michael Dowse
“ GOON
The black sheep of his Ivy League family, a Boston bouncer (Sean William Scott) uses the weight of his fists to become a rising star on a minor league hockey team. The only thing stopping Doug from reaching semi-pro glory is his inability to ice skate. ” - Tommy_Swanhaus