Photo by MURRAY CLOSE, DISNEY ENTERPRISES INC. AND WALDEN MEDIA LLC
From left, Georgie Henly, William Moseley, Ben Barnes, Anna Popplewell and Skandar Keynes star in “The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian.”
PINELLAS COUNTY – A number of new movie releases will hit theaters on May 16, including the following:
“The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian” – Walt Disney Pictures and Walden Media present “The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian,” the second motion picture based on C.S. Lewis’ beloved series of literary classics. The film continues the spectacular story that began with the 2005 release, “The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.” But this time, the wardrobe is gone, the White Witch is dead and Aslan has been missing for over 1,000 years.
The Pevensie children – Peter, Susan, Edmund and Lucy – are beckoned back to Narnia to find a vastly different world, where a new enemy stalks the battlefield and the land’s kindly creatures find themselves on the brink of extinction.
“Reprise” – Opening in limited release, Miramax’s sexy, playful, poignant tale of two 20-something friends entering the adult world is a coming of age story.
In “Reprise,” the freewheeling passion of youth and the unpredictable perils of fate become both the subject and the form of director Joachim Trier’s journey through friendship, love, madness and creativity. Trier captures the way life takes off at rocket speed in the beginning of adulthood.
Trier, in his director’s notes, said he attempted to make a film about friendships and aspirations that fail.
“I wanted to make a film that was as full of contrasts in its form as the lives of the characters in it,” Trier said. “I wanted to use a cinematic language that reflected the narrative culture in some ways typical of a gang of 23 year old men, full of anecdotes and digressions, searching and open, but with pain and disappointment lying just below the surface.”
Set in Oslo and Paris, with its provocative mix of music, romance, career ambitions, boyish banter and inner demons, the story could take place among almost any group of young friends in any Western city in the world.