extraordinary life story of Ray Charles.
Drama / Musical
Director: Taylor Hackford
Distributor: Universal Pictures
Cast: Jamie Foxx, Regina King, Kerry Washington,
Richard Schiff, Aunjanue Ellis
is the musical biographical drama of American legend Ray Charles.
Born in a poor town in Georgia, Ray Charles went blind at
the age of seven shortly after witnessing his younger brother's
accidental death. Inspired by a fiercely independent mother
who insisted he make his own way in the world, Charles found
his calling and his gift behind a piano keyboard. Touring
across the Southern musical circuit, the soulful singer gained
a reputation and then exploded with worldwide fame when he
pioneered incorporating gospel, country, jazz and orchestral
influences into his inimitable style. As he revolutionised
the way people appreciated music, he simultaneously fought
segregation in the very clubs that launched him and championed
artists' rights within the corporate music business. "Ray"
provides an portrait of Charles' musical genius as he overcomes
drug addiction while transforming into one of this country's
most beloved performers.
Action / Adventure / Animation
Director: Brad Bird
Cast (voice of): Craig T. Nelson, Holly Hunter,
Samuel L Jackson, Jason Lee, Elizabeth Peña
follows the adventures of a family of former superheroes rediscovering
the true source of their powers - in one another. Once one
of the world's top masked crimefighters, Bob Parr (AKA Mr.
Incredible) fought evil and saved lives on a daily basis.
But fifteen years later, he and his wife Helen (a famous former
superhero in her own right) have been forced to take on civilian
identities and retreat to the suburbs. Today they live as
mere mortals and lead all-too-ordinary lives with their children...
who go out of their way to appear "normal." As a
clock-punching insurance man, the only thing Bob fights these
days is boredom and a bulging waistline. Itching for action,
the sidelined superhero gets his chance when a mysterious
communication summons him to a remote island for a topsecret
assignment. Now, with the fate of the world hanging in the
balance, the family must come together and once again find
the fantastic in their family life.
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(R) thedailystar.net 2004