1). â€œThe Descendantsâ€ â€“ The Alexander Payne/George Clooney project explores family complexities with a beautiful comedic touch. It has been nominated for five Academy Awards and opens at the Lyric Cinema CafÃ© this weekend.
2). â€œShameâ€ â€“ An uncompromising look into a manâ€™s sex addiction that features a stellar performance from Michael Fassbender. You can see it at the Lyric Cinema CafÃ©.
3). â€œ50/50â€ â€“ Focused more on being a drama than a comedy, â€œ50/50â€ boasts a sentimental performance by Joseph Gordon-Levitt. It came out on DVD this week.
4). â€œIdes of Marchâ€ â€“ Oscar snub Ryan Gosling stars in this tight political thriller that came out on DVD last week.
5). â€œMoneyballâ€ â€“ A powerful movie about Oakland Athleticsâ€™ GM Billy Beane and his unwavering devotion to prove worth to his family. Check it out on DVD.