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Best Casual Movies


  • The Fountain

    The Fountain (PG-13, 2006)

    Hugh Jackman, Rachel Weisz, Ellen Burstyn, Mark Margolis, Stephen McHattie
    Requiem for a Dream director Darren Aronofsky switches gears from drug-induced urban malaise to abst... read moreract science fiction with this time-tripping symbolic tale of a man's thousand-year quest to save the woman he loves. Moving between representational stories and images, this meditation on life and death focuses on the concept of the mythical Tree of Life that is said to bestow immortality to all who drink of its sap. In one of the film's allegorical timelines, a 16th century Spanish conquistador played by Hugh Jackman sets out to find the tree in order to save his queen (Rachel Weisz) from the Inquisition. Another conceptual story finds Jackman centuries later, struggling with mortality as a modern-day scientist desperately searching for the medical breakthrough that will save the life of his cancer-stricken wife, Izzi. The third and most abstract concept finds Jackman as a different incarnation of the same character-idea, this time questing for eternal life within the confines of a floating sphere transporting the aged Tree of Life through the depths of space. Even more avant-garde than his breakthrough film Pi, The Fountain finds Aronofsky almost completely abandoning conventional story structure in favor of something more cinematically abstract. Though the film was originally slapped with an R by the MPAA, Aronofsky and co. re-edited it to conform to a PG-13 rating. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
  • The Cabin in the Woods

    The Cabin in the Woods (R, 2012)

    Kristen Connolly, Chris Hemsworth, Anna Hutchison, Fran Kranz, Jesse Williams
    Five friends go to a remote cabin in the woods. Bad things happen. If you think you know this story,... read more think again. From fan favorites Joss Whedon and Drew Goddard comes The Cabin in the Woods, a mind blowing horror film that turns the genre inside out. -- (C) Lionsgate
  • Pi

    Pi (R, 1998)

    Sean Gullette, Mark Margolis, Ben Shenkman, Samia Shoaie, Pam Hart
    God and man and math: The tawdry meets the Talmudic in this complex thriller about a tortured comput... read moreer genius trying to beat the stock market.