MORRIS FROM AMERICA

Growing-up is hard. Growing-up in a strange land is even harder. That’s what Morris (Markees Christmas) is dealing with. His father, Curtis (Craig Robison), moved the two of them out of the Big Apple and into the 500-year-old city of Heidelberg, Germany. Curtis coaches soccer — he used to play for a German team — and Morris raps, or tries to. That’s how he hopes to get out. Thirteen-year-old Morris doesn’t know much about life outside of gangster rap, which he listens to non-stop. He idolizes Jay-Z and has Biggie memorized. When he comes up with his own rhymes, the … Continue reading MORRIS FROM AMERICA

Movie Beat – 08.16.13

Ain’t Them Bodies Saints – Bob Muldoon (Casey Affleck) is trying to get back to the love of his life, Ruth (Rooney Mara). While he’s been away in prison, Sheriff Patrick Wheeler (Ben Foster) has been keeping an eye on Ruth, and now that Muldoon is out, Wheeler has to go looking for him. Ruth has plans of her own, and when people stand between you and your beloved, they don’t amount to a hill of beans. Sometimes it doesn’t matter which side of the law you are on, what matters are your intentions. Cue the shootout. Written and directed by … Continue reading Movie Beat – 08.16.13