Top-5 movies of the week - 16.06 - 22.06

I'm a bit late with my every-week top-5, but I hope you'll find in this list some, which you haven't seen yet.

1."Mr. Popper's Penguins" 
Jim Carrey returns as Mr. Popper, a driven businessman who is clueless when it comes to the important things in life - until he inherits six penguins. Popper's penguins turn his swank New York apartment into a snowy winter wonderland - and the rest of his life upside-down. Filmed on a refrigerated soundstage with real Emperor Penguins, Mr. Popper's Penguins is a modern adaptation of the classic children's book written by Richard & Florence Atwater. I hope it would be not less hilarious as Jim's early movies.

Trailer - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GBVTtaJbMUI

2. "Green Lantern" 
A comic-based story about a superhero by director Martin Campbell. The story takes place in a vast and mysterious universe, where a small but powerful force has existed for centuries. Protectors of peace and justice, they are called the Green Lantern Corps. A brotherhood of warriors sworn to keep intergalactic order, each Green Lantern wears a ring that grants him superpowers. But when a new enemy called Parallax threatens to destroy the balance of power in the Universe, their fate and the fate of Earth lie in the hands of their newest recruit, the first human ever selected: Hal Jordan (Ryan Reynolds). Hal is a gifted and cocky test pilot, but the Green Lanterns have little respect for humans, who have never harnessed the infinite powers of the ring before. But he has a smart and beautiful friend Carol Ferris (Blake Lively), who will help him to learn how to control his new power. The supervillain, who Hal have to fight, is played by talented actor Mark Strong.

Trailer - http://elenastr.blogspot.com/2011/06/green-lantern-2011-trailer.html

3. "Buck"
Documentary story about a very gifted man and his horses. "Your horse is a mirror to your soul, and sometimes you may not like what you see. Sometimes, you will." So says Buck Brannaman, a true American cowboy and sage on horseback who travels the country for nine grueling months a year helping horses with people problems. This story follows Brannaman from his abusive childhood to his phenomenally successful approach to horses. A real life "horse-whisperer", he eschews the violence of his upbringing and teaches people to communicate with horses through leadership and sensitivity, not punishment. Buck possesses near magical abilities as he dramatically transforms horses - and people - with his understanding, compassion and respect. In this film, the animal-human relationship becomes a metaphor for facing the daily challenges of life. (Rotten Tomatoes)

Trailer - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DCMm5uoZtXw

4. "Page One: A Year Inside the New York Times"
Andrew Rossi captured a documentary about life in "NY Times". It is named "Page One: A Year Inside the New York Times", so I hope to see how journalists are working and to see it without any decorations - just truth. And official trailer promises us the same. Also Andrew Rossi is going to show us how they are working with new media and I find it important, because the world lives in Internet. But is the real work in "NY Times" as exiting and the one to dream about? Waiting to discover it.

Trailer - http://elenastr.blogspot.com/2011/05/page-one-year-inside-new-york-times.html

5. "My Afternoons with Marguerite"
The story of life's random encounters. In a small French town, Germain, a nearly illiterate man in his 50's and considered to be the village idiot by his friends at the local bistro, takes a walk to the park one day and happens to sit beside Marguerite, a little old lady who is reading excerpts from her novel aloud. She's articulate, highly intelligent and frail. Between Germain and Marguerite, there are 40 years and 200 pounds difference. Germain is lured by Marguerite's passion for life and the magic of literature from which he has always felt excluded. As Marguerite broadens his mind via reading excerpts from her novel, Germain realizes that he is more of an intellectual than he has ever allowed himself to be. Afternoons spent reading aloud on their favorite bench transform their lives and start them both on a new journey - to literacy and respect for Germain, and to the deepest friendship for Marguerite.Gerard Depardieu portrays Germain, so I'll definitely watch it. (Rotten Tomatoes)

Trailer - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I7Qm_nDvpZ0

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