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Double bill featuring movies that focus on America's recent involvement in foreign countries. In 'The Kingdom' (2007), when a terrorist bomb detonates inside a Western housing compound in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, an international incident is ignited. While diplomats slowly debate equations of territorialism, FBI Special Agent Ronald Fleury (Jamie Foxx) quickly assembles an elite team and negotiates a secret five-day trip into Saudi Arabia to locate the madman behind the bombing. Upon landing in the desert kingdom, however, Fleury and his team discover Saudi authorities suspicious and unwelcoming of American interlopers into what they consider a local matter. Hamstrung by protocol, and with the clock ticking on their five days, the FBI agents find their expertise worthless without the trust of their Saudi counterparts who want to locate the terrorist in their homeland on their own terms. Fleury's crew finds a like-minded partner in Saudi Police Captain Al-Ghazi (Ashraf Barhom), who helps them navigate royal politics and unlock the secrets of the crime scene and the workings of an extremist, hell bent on further destruction. 'Jarhead' (2006) is an adaptation of former Marine Anthony Swofford's Gulf War memoir. Young recruit Swofford (Jake Gyllenhaal) joins up with the US Marines (nicknamed 'Jarheads' because of their distinctive haircuts) on the eve of the 1990 Gulf War. After a brutal spell in boot camp, during which Swofford and his fellow recruits are systematically geared up for the conflict, the Marines are dispatched to the deserts of the Persian Gulf to take part in a war that sees them required to do very little in the way of fighting. Bored and frustrated in the middle of nowhere, the young soldiers resort to a macabre sense of humour as they wait for the war to happen to them.
Psychological teen thriller starring Leighton Meester and Minka Kelly. Arriving in Los Angeles from the midwest to start college, Sara (Kelly) immediately hits it off with her wealthy new roommate, Rebecca (Meester), who quickly takes her under her wing. But when Sara becomes ever more popular on campus, hooking up with boyfriend Stephen (Cam Gigandet) in the process, Rebecca's detachment and resentment towards Sara increases.
Although suspicious that something is wrong, Sara reluctantly accepts an invitation to a Thanksgiving dinner at Rebecca's parents' sumptuous home. With her roommate's behaviour becoming increasingly erratic, and realising that all is not as it should be, Sara stumbles upon a secret that will set the two roommates on a violent collision course.
Third film in the Disney animated comedy series following a family of chihuahuas. Chihuahua Papi (voice of George Lopez) moves into a luxury hotel in Beverly Hills along with both his dog and human families. When his smallest puppy, Rosa (Kay Panabaker), feels insignificant because of her size, Papi encourages her to discover her hidden strengths.
In 1880s Kansas, ageing gunslinger-turned-farmer William Munny (Clint Eastwood) reluctantly agrees to come out of retirement to help Ned Logan (Morgan Freeman) collect the bounty on a wanted murderer. The man in question cut up a prostitute in a lawless town lorded over by the corrupt Sheriff Daggett (Gene Hackman), and if Munny and Logan want to catch him they are going to have to deal with Daggett first. A gritty western which brought a new level of critical respect to its director, Clint Eastwood, winning him the Oscars for Best Picture and Best Director (it also picked up the Best Supporting Actor award for Gene Hackman).
James Cameron's epic account of the world's most famous maritime disaster is currently the most commercially successful film ever made, and swept the board at the 1997 Oscar ceremony. The Titanic, the most prestigious liner ever to sail the seas, sets off on its maiden voyage in April, 1912. Amongst the passengers are Rose DeWitt Bukater (Kate Winslet) and her fiancé Cal Hockley (Billy Zane), the heir of a Pittsburgh steel magnate. Rose is less than thrilled at the prospect of spending the rest of her life with Hockley, and contemplates throwing herself off the stern of the ship, only to be persuaded otherwise by fellow passenger, barrowboy Jack Dawson (Leonardo DiCaprio). Despite coming from opposite ends of the social scale, the couple soon fall in love, but will their relationship be cut tragically short when the boat crashes into an iceberg?
Thriller starring Tommy Lee Jones and Charlize Theron. After being informed that his son, Mike (Jonathan Tucker), has gone missing after his return from a tour of duty in Iraq, Mike's father Hank (Jones) travels to his son's military base to see if he can make any sense of his disappearance. Hank soon becomes frustrated by the lack of interest shown in the case by the military and the police, and with the help of Detective Emily Sanders (Theron), takes matters into his own hands. The pair begin to piece together the events that led to Mike's disappearance, making some interesting discoveries in the process.
Andrew Niccol directs this science fiction romance adapted from the novel by Stephenie Meyer, creator of 'The Twilight Saga'. An alien race has begun colonising Earth by taking over human bodies and erasing their minds and memories and only a small band of survivors remain who are working to protect themselves from extinction. One of them is Melanie Stryder (Saoirse Ronan), who, when out on a search for food, meets another human being named Jared Howe (Max Irons) and it isn't long before they begin to develop feelings for one another. However, when Melanie is taken by the alien species and is made host to one of their own, it seems all hope is lost. That is, until Melanie's mind begins to fight back against her new inhabitor and her human emotions and memories ignite some empathy in the alien parasite.
Drama directed by JT Mollner and starring Chad Michael Murray, Teri Polo and Frances Fisher. Following a brutal bank heist in New Mexico, Henry (Murray) and his gang of thieves head for the border to find a safe place to split the fruits of their labour. Hot on their heels is a skilled bounty hunter by the name of Josiah (Luke Wilson) who along with his own crew intends to capture the robbers and claim the bounty placed on them. As night falls, the thieves decide to stake out for the night in an isolated farmhouse. But to complicate matters the farmhouse is not uninhabited and the pastor who lives there with his family must face the growing tension between them and their criminal lodgers.
Academy Award® nominee Julianne Moore (The Hours, Far From Heaven) and Pierce Brosnan (The Thomas Crown Affair, Die Another Day) star as warring divorce attorneys who break ranks and fall in love in the romantic comedy Laws of Attraction, directed by Peter Howitt (Sliding Doors). At the top of their game, both Audrey Woods (Moore) and Daniel Rafferty (Brosnan) have seen love gone wrong in all its worst case scenarios. So, how bad could their chances be? Maybe getting married first is the best way to fall in love. The film?s ensemble cast is led by Parker Posey (A Mighty Wind), Michael Sheen (Underworld), Frances Fisher (Titanic) and Nora Dunn (Bruce Almighty).
Finalist, Danuta Gleed Literary Award Finalist, Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize, BC Book Prizes A 49th Shelf Book of the Year In settings that range from the old American West to pre-revolutionary France, from a present-day dig site in the high tablelands of South America to deep space, That Tiny Life is a wide-ranging and utterly original collection of short fiction and a novella that examines the idea of progress - humanity's never-ending cycle of creation and destruction. In the award-winning story, "Valley Floor," a surgeon performs an amputation in the open desert in the American West. In "Da Capo al Fine," set in eighteenth-century France, the creator of the fortepiano designs another, more brutal instrument. And in "That Tiny Life," the reader gets a glimpse into a future in which human resource extraction goes far beyond Earth. Each story is infused with impeccably researched detail that brings obscure and fascinating subject matter into bright relief, be it falconry, ancient funeral rites, or space exploration. The result is an amazing interplay of minute detail against the backdrop of huge themes, such as human expression and impact, our need for connection, the innate violence in nature, and the god-complex present in all acts of human creation. A highly accomplished, evocative, and wholly impressive work of short fiction, That Tiny Life introduces readers to a writer with limitless range and imagination.
In 1880s Kansas, ageing gunslinger-turned-farmer William Munny reluctantly agrees to come out of retirement to help old friend Ned Logan collect the bounty on two wanted murderers.
The cowboys in question cut up a prostitute in a lawless town in Wyoming lorded over by the corrupt Sheriff Daggett, and if Munny and Logan want to catch them they are going to have to deal with Daggett first.
The film won four Academy Awards including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Hackman) and Best Film Editing.
Clint Eastwood western triple bill in which he both stars and directs. In 'Pale Rider' a community of gold mining prospectors comes under attack from a gang of marauders, who are after the prospectors' land. Young Megan Wheeler (Sydney Penny) prays for help, which consequently arrives in the form of the Preacher (Eastwood), a grim, silent stranger. The Preacher takes up the community's cause, and sets out to repel the invaders. In 'The Outlaw Josey Wales', Josey Wales (Eastwood) is a peaceful farmer at the time of the American Civil War who becomes a Confederate outlaw in order to avenge his family's death at the hands of Union guerillas. His obsession with revenge slowly lifts, however, as he picks up various outcasts in the wilderness. Wales tries to protect his new 'family' by leading them to a safe haven where they can rebuild their lives. Finally in 'Unforgiven, it is 1880s Kansas and ageing gunslinger-turned-farmer William Munny (Eastwood) reluctantly agrees to come out of retirement to help Ned Logan (Morgan Freeman) collect the bounty on a wanted murderer. The man in question cut up a prostitute in a lawless town lorded over by the corrupt Sheriff Daggett (Gene Hackman), and if Munny and Logan want to catch him they are going to have to deal with Daggett first. A gritty western which brought a new level of critical respect to its director, Clint Eastwood, winning him the Oscars for Best Picture and Best Director (it also picked up the Best Supporting Actor award for Gene Hackman).
Five films directed by and, in two cases, starring Clint Eastwood. In 'Gran Torino' (2008), curmudgeonly Korean War veteran and racist Walt Kowalski (Eastwood) catches Asian teenager Thao Vang Lor (Bee Vang) trying to steal his prized 1972 Gran Torino car. He then sets out on a personal mission to bring him into line - an act that causes waves throughout the gang-dominated neighbourhood. 'Flags of Our Fathers' and 'Letters From Iwo Jima' are two parts of one story. 'Flags of Our Fathers' (2006) is based on the book by James Bradley and Ron Powers. In February 1945, even as victory in Europe was finally within reach, the war in the Pacific raged on. One of the most crucial and bloodiest battles of the war was the struggle for the island of Iwo Jima, which culminated with what would become one of the most iconic images in history: five Marines and a Navy corpsman raising the American flag on Mount Suribachi. But the surviving flag raisers had no interest in being held up as symbols and did not consider themselves heroes; they wanted only to stay on the front with their brothers in arms who were fighting and dying without fanfare or glory. 'Letters from Iwo Jima' (2006) is based on the book 'Picture Letters from Commander in Chief' by Tadamichi Kuribayashi. The island of Iwo Jima stands between the American military force and the home islands of Japan. Therefore the Imperial Japanese Army is desperate to prevent it from falling into American hands and providing a launching point for an invasion of Japan. General Tadamichi Kuribayashi (Ken Watanabe) is given command of the forces on the island and sets out to prepare for the imminent attack. General Kuribayashi, however, does not favour the rigid traditional approach recommended by his subordinates, and resentment and resistance fester among his staff. 'Mystic River' (2003) is based on the novel by Dennis Lehane. Set in the Irish community of Boston, it tells the story of three childhood friends who have drifted apart over the years owing to a violent and disturbing experience they shared as children, and are forcibly reunited many years later following another tragic event. When ex-con Jimmy Markum (Sean Penn)'s 19-year-old daughter Katie is murdered, the homicide detectives assigned to the case are Whitney Powers (Laurence Fishburne) and Jimmy's old friend Sean Devine (Kevin Bacon). Behind the scenes, Jimmy asks two of his relatives, the Savage brothers, to mount their own investigation, and the finger of suspicion begins to point to the final person in the childhood trio, Dave Boyle (Tim Robbins), who is now a broken man. 'Unforgiven' (1992) is a gritty Western set in 1880s Kansas. Ageing gunslinger-turned-farmer William Munny (Eastwood) reluctantly agrees to come out of retirement to help 'The Schofield Kid' (Jaimz Woolvett) collect the bounty on a wanted murderer. The man in question cut up a prostitute in a lawless town lorded over by the corrupt Sheriff 'Little Bill' Daggett (Gene Hackman), and if Munny, the kid, and Munny's partner, Ned Logan (Morgan Freeman), want to catch him they are going to have to deal with Daggett first.
From the bestselling author of "The Shipping News" and "Accordion Crimes" comes one of the most celebrated short-story collections of our time. Annie Proulx's masterful language and fierce love of Wyoming are evident in these unabridged, breathtaking tales of loneliness, quick violence, and the wrong kinds of love. Each of the stunning portraits in "Close Range" -- including the original story "Brokeback Mountain," the basis for the Academy Award-winning script -- reveals characters fiercely wrought with precision and grace.
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