Juice Thanksgiving movie picks


Compiled By Lucinda Albers

Christmas with the Kranks The film follows Luther Krank (played by Tim Allen) in his misadventures involving the holiday known as Christmas. Jamie Lee Curtis plays Nora Morgenstern-Krank, a successful lawyer who joins her husband in his boycott of Christmas.

Krank, who is fed up with the commercialism of Christmas, decides to skip the holiday and go on a vacation with his wife instead. But when his daughter comes home at the last minute he must put together a holiday celebration.

Alexander Conquering 90 percent of the known world by age 25, Alexander the Great (Colin Farrell) led his armies across 22,000 miles of sieges and conquests in just eight years. From tiny Macedonia, Alexander led his armies against the mighty Persian Empire, south to Egypt and finally made his way east to India.

This film concentrates on those eight years of battles and his relationship to his boyhood friend and battlemate Hephaestion.

I Am David I Am David is adapted from Anne Holm’s internationally acclaimed novel North to Freedom. It is the story of David, a 12-year-old boy who escapes the Communist concentration camp with little more than a compass, a sealed letter, a loaf of bread and instructions to carry the letter to Copenhagen, Denmark.

I Am David addresses the cruelties, politics and suffering of warfare while celebrating the resilience of youth and the unbreakable spirit of a child.

A Very Long Engagement Five desperate men shoot themselves in order to be relieved from the horrifying frontline at the Somme in World War II.

A court-martial decides to punish them by leaving them all alone in no man’s land, to be killed by crossfire. Then all hell breaks loose and they all die … or not?

One of the men’s soon-to-be bride, a young girl who hasn’t been able to walk since age 3, gets information that makes her suspect her boyfriend might have made it out alive. She embarks on a painful, long and often frustrating ordeal to find out the truth.