Mark JenkinsMark Jenkins reviews movies for NPR.org, as well as for reeldc.com, which covers the Washington, D.C., film scene with an emphasis on art, foreign and repertory cinema.
Come Sail Away: Regatta champion Charlie St. Cloud (Zac Efron, right) loves boating and his little brother, Sam (Charlie Tahan) more than anything. But when tragedy strikes, Charlie's world is turned topsy-turvy.
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A White African: Mike Campbell bought his farm after Zimbabwe achieved majority rule in 1980 -- and after obtaining a "certificate of no interest" confirming that the government didn't want to acquire it for redistribution. Robert Mugabe's government has since declared that Zimbabwe's land is "for Zimbabweans."
Mikhail Gorbachev: The former leader of the Soviet Union is one of many political figures -- including Jimmy Carter, Tony Blair and Pervez Musharraf -- to appear in the film.
Strike The Pose: 11-year-old Jaden Smith stars as Dre Parker, a Detroit native who moves to Beijing with his mother. Smith previously appeared alongside his famous father, Will Smith, in the 2006 drama The Pursuit of Happyness.
An Affair To Remember: Nozomi (Bae Doo-na, left) falls for Junichi (Arata), a video-store clerk who isn't worried that she's younger than she looks -- or that she began life as an inflatable sex toy.
Mars, Bringer Of War: Bazil (Dany Boon) has a chip on his shoulder and a stray bullet in his brain. The chip is from a land mine that killed his father, the bullet from the factory of a local weapons manufacturer — and he plans to do something about both.
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A Good German: Industrialist John Rabe (Ulrich Tukur, center left, with Steve Buscemi, Anne Consigny and Daniel Bruhl) helps shelter Chinese civilians from Japanese invaders in 1930s Nanking.