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Gael Garcia Bernal Wants Legal Drugs

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Gael Garcia Bernal wants drugs to be legalizedGael Garcia Bernal has called for drugs to be legalized.

The Mexican actor says the trade of illegal substances is the cause of the majority of problems in his home country and believes that if they were decriminalized, it would reduce crime.

The Motorcycle Diaries star explained, “Drugs are illegal—therefore, there’s a fight. I hope drugs become legalized in Mexico. If drugs were legal, there would be nothing to fight about.”

Gael is not the only actor to call for drugs to be legalized. Earlier this year, Rhys Ifans admitted he considers marijuana a “beneficial herb” and is adamant that it should be freely available. The Welsh actor, who is currently filming Mr. Nice, a biopic of notorious cannabis smuggler Howard Marks, said,

“A lot of people like dope in Wales and Howard is its champion. The reason why he sold it is because he thinks, and I agree, that it’s a beneficial herb. I feel marijuana should be legalized. Not so that people get high all over the place, but so it can be controlled. Drugs have been legal longer than they have been illegal, and it’s just hypocrisy to be able to sell alcohol to children while marijuana is illegal.”


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This Week on DVD and Blu-ray: August 25, 2009

DescriptionHere are some of the options available this Tuesday:

  • Adventureland: DVD, Blu-ray
  • American Son: DVD
  • Children of the Corn: Blu-ray
  • Duplicity: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Fighting: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Goodbye Solo: DVD
  • The Informers: DVD, Blu-ray
  • The Last Days of Disco: DVD
  • Rudo y Cursi: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Sunshine Cleaning: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Trouble the Water: DVD

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In Theaters This Weekend: May 8, 2009

Star Trek

Here are some possible suggestions for your upcoming weekend:

  • Next Day Air (R): starring Donald Faison, Mike Epps, Wood Harris (directed by Benny Boom)
  • Star Trek (PG-13): starring Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Eric Bana (directed by J.J. Abrams)
  • Adoration* (R): starring Rachel Blanchard, Scott Speedman, Katie Boland (directed by Atom Egoyan)
  • Julia* (R): starring Tilda Swinton, Ezra Buzzington, Kate Del Castillo (directed by Erick Zonca)

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In Theaters This Weekend: October 3, 2008

How to Lose Friends and Alienate People

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In Theaters This Weekend: September 19, 2008

Igor

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FilmCrunch 009: The Science of Sleep Review

Neil Estep reviews Michel Gondry’s The Science of Sleep in this Short FilmCrunch episode.

A timid young man can’t control the fantastical plots and images of his dream world from intruding into his waking hours in Michel Gondry’s science-fiction romance. After a promising new job sours, Stephane (Gael Garcia Bernal) finds new inspiration in his neighbor Stephanie (Charlotte Gainsbourg). To connect with her, shy Stephane releases the bolder personality of his dreams, but his waking insecurities threaten to destroy the relationship.

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FilmCrunch 007: School for Scoundrels, Take The Lead, The Science of Sleep

Neil Estep and Veronica Santiago are back with another full episode of FilmCrunch. In this one, we take a look at the theatrical release of School for Scoundrels, starring Billy Bob Thornton, and Michel Gondry’s Science of Sleep. We also hit you with a review of the DVD release of Take the Lead, which stars Antonio Banderas.

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Babel Review: ‘Crash 2: Now It’s Global…and Longer…and Boring’

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EDIT: Check out FilmCrunch’s Babel Video Review.

This film follows four interconnected stories – an American couple vacationing in Morocco, a poor Moroccan family, a young deaf girl growing up in Japan, and a middle-aged Mexican woman living illegally in the United States.  We get to see how these stories affect each other in otherwise inconspicuous ways and watch each person as they experience various forms of predjudice.  Babel stars Brad Pitt, Cate Blanchett, and Gael Garcia Bernal, and is directed and written by the duo behind Amores Perros and 21 Grams, Alejandro Gonzales Inarittu and Guillermo Arriaga, respectively.  Although this film says a lot about the current sociopolitical climate inherent in our world today, it does little else but flimsily connect four desolate situations.

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