MOVIES WITH BIG AL: Unforgettable, The Promise, Born in China

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In this special edition of "Movies with Big Al," Al sits down with director Terry George and actress Angela Sarafyan.  Both of them were involved in the new film "The Promise."  Al also talks about the new releases "Unforgettable" and "Born in China."

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THE PROMISE (Historical Drama)

WHAT'S IT ABOUT? A love triangle ensues among a brilliant medical student, a dance instructor and a renowned American during the last days of the Ottoman Empire.

WHO'S IN IT? Christian Bale, Oscar Isaac, Charlotte Le Bon, James Cromwell, Tom Hollander, Jean Reno


  • The budget was $100 million.
  • The movie was allegedly given low ratings online by Armenian Genocide deniers before it even came out.
  • The movie was shot in Portugal, Malta, Spain and New York.


WHAT'S IT ABOUT? A woman sets out to make life hell for her ex-husband's new wife.

WHO'S IN IT? Katherine Heigl, Rosario Dawson


  • The budget was $12 million.
  • Kate Hudson and Kerry Washington were originally in negotiations to play the lead roles.
  • Producer Denise Di Novi made her directorial debut with this movie.


WHAT'S IT ABOUT? This documentary follows the adventures of three animal families — the majestic panda, the savvy golden monkey and the elusive snow leopard.

WHO'S IN IT? John Krasinski (narrator)


  • The U.S. release comes one day before Earth Day (April 22nd).
  • Monkey Kingdom, Bears, Chimpanzee and African Cats were the last four Disneynature documentaries. Dolphins is set to come out next April.
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