Acts of Charity

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The modern era of moviedom peaked in 1989 with the release of Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure. And I'm not even kidding that much.

The profound tale of two boys enjoying each other's company in a phone booth might sound like gay porn but in actuality, it was a sweeping historical epic that touched upon all the tribulations of being a maturing teen boy in San Dimas, California. One of the stars of the movie, Keanu Reeves, had some success outside of this franchise, but to this day, he has never surpassed the performace as Ted Theodore Logan. His counterpart, Alex Winter, has been for the most part the Andrew Ridgeley to Keanu's George Michael (for younger audiences, Keanu is to Beyonce as Winters is to the rest of Destiny's Child).

Do not weep for Mr. Winter, though. Lately, he has been demonstrating a nascent talent in the field of writing and directing. While his debut outing in these fields occurred over a decade ago with Freaked, it is Winter's current MTV Films production of the Shawn Fanning/Napster story that has put Bill S. Preston Esquire back on Hollywood's radar.

Suddenly hot again, Winter is leveraging his newfound respect into a greenlight for a black comedy project called Acts of Charity. The movie shows the difficulties faced by a business world newbie sent to an African jungle as a P.R. move/humanitarian mission. While there, he meets up with a cynical British journalist (played by the world's foremost sardonic thespian, Alan Rickman) who educates the youngster on how things work in the jungle.

Professor Snape directed by Bill S. Preston Esquire? How can this movie fail? (David Mumpower/BOP)

Vital statistics for Acts of Charity
Main Cast Alan Rickman
Director Alex Winter
Screenwriter Chips Hardy
Talent in red has entry in The Big Picture



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