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Rutger Hauer stars in this action comedy as a homeless man who takes vigilantism to a new scale. Arriving in a new city, our hero soon realises that it is a hotbed of crime and corruption presided over by gang bosses and bent cops who will do nothing to deliver justice. Armed robberies, prostitution and paedophilia are rife, and the only obvious way to tackle the perpetrators is to take to the streets with a 20-guage pump-action shotgun.
Sci-fi action. Early in the 21st century, billionaire Charles Weyland (Lance Hendriksen) is convinced that his satellite thermal imaging system has picked up evidence of an ancient life form buried under the ice in remotest Antarctica. When a team of archaeologists sets out to investigate, they find more than they had bargained for: the ancient pyramid temple they discover contains evidence that the alien life form it contained could still be in existence. They then find out from studying the hieroglyphics in the temple that an even greater threat is hanging over them: a group of Predators - the feared intergalactic hunters - are on their way to earth to take part in a rite-of-passage battle with the aliens that could lay waste to the human race...
A collection of three festive favourites. In 'Mr Popper's Penguins' (2011), Tom Popper (Jim Carrey) is a business executive who has become disillusioned with the daily grind. But when he unexpectedly inherits six penguins, his life is transformed into a series of madcap adventures as he finally gets the excuse to indulge his childhood hankering for polar exploration. Carla Gugino, Madeline Carroll and Angela Lansbury co-star. In Charles Dickens' classic 'A Christmas Carol' (1984), Ebenezer Scrooge (George C. Scott) is a misanthrope unimpressed by the fuss everyone makes during the festive season. That is, until his sleep is disturbed one Christmas Eve by the ghosts of Christmas past (Angela Pleasence), present (Edward Woodward) and future (Michael Carter), each of which takes him on a journey which helps him to open his heart to his fellow man and to thereby learn the joy of Christmas. Finally, 'Miracle on 34th Street' (1994), is a remake of the 1947 'feel good' classic, telling the heart-warming story of a young girl's desire for a fully-functional family, complete with a father and a baby brother. The girl, Susan, confides in Kris Kringle (Sir Richard Attenborough), the kindly old man who is acting as the grotto Santa in the department store managed by her mother. Kris Kringle, however, believes he is the genuine Santa Claus and this devotion to the cause makes him very popular indeed, leading to record profits for the store. This annoys rival retailers so much that they try to discredit the so-called Santa, leading eventually to a court case in which Kringle and his lawyer try to prove that he is the real thing.
The Terminator (1984)
Conan The Barbarian (1982)
Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett direct this horror in which unexpected events surrounding a woman's pregnancy raise terrifying questions. Zach and Sam McCall (Zach Gilford and Stephanie Grote) are a young couple enjoying their life as newlyweds when they receive the news that Sam is pregnant. Though the pregnancy was unplanned, the couple decide to keep the baby and become excited as they imagine a future as parents. However, Sam's increasingly erratic behaviour is a source of concern. Strange visitations and encounters with the occult unsettle the couple and they begin to believe that the baby may somehow be at the root of their problems...
In this follow-up to 'Predator', crime-riddled futuristic Los Angeles becomes the target of an alien predator, killing drug lords and police alike. A maverick cop (Danny Glover) and a federal agent (Gary Busey) set out to capture the creature.
Animated feature starring the loveable, but incredibly lazy, cat Garfield (voice of Frank Welker). While Garfield is happily minding his own business, cooking up a feast with his friends Odie (Gregg Berger) and Nermal (Jason Marsden), he is interrupted by the arrival of aliens in Cartoon World set on wreaking havoc and destruction. Everyone, including Odie and Nermal, rallies round to try and save the world by becoming superheroes and fighting the aliens, everyone, that is, except Garfield, who is not particularly keen on the effort and hard work that may be involved in such an activity. However, when Odie and Nermal are in danger, Garfield is forced to think again and become, despite himself, the unlikeliest of feline daredevils.
A double-bill of comedies. In 'Mr Popper's Penguins' (2011) Tom Popper (Jim Carrey) is a business executive who has become disillusioned with the daily grind. But when he unexpectedly inherits six penguins, his life is transformed into a series of madcap adventures as he finally gets the excuse to indulge his childhood hankering for polar exploration. In the part live action, part CGI-animated 'Marmaduke' (2010) the Winslow family move from Kansas to Orange County, California together with their goofy, accident-prone Great Dane, Marmaduke (voiced by Owen Wilson), who soon experiences all kinds of trouble fitting in with his new canine neighbours.
In this landmark essay collection, twelve contributors chart the contours of current scholarship in the field of slavery studies, highlighting three of the discipline's major themes -- commodification, community, and comparison -- and indicating paths for future inquiry. New Directions in Slavery Studies addresses the various ways in which the institution of slavery reduced human beings to a form of property. From the coastwise domestic slave trade in international context to the practice of slave mortgaging to the issuing of insurance policies on slaves, several essays reveal how southern whites treated slaves as a form of capital to be transferred or protected. An additional piece in this section contemplates the historian's role in translating the fraught history of slavery into film. Other essays examine the idea of the ""slave community,"" an increasingly embattled concept born of revisionist scholarship in the 1970s. This section's contributors examine the process of community formation for black foreigners, the crucial role of violence in the negotiation of slaves' sense of community, and the effect of the Civil War on slave society. A final essay asks readers to reassess the long-standing revisionist emphasis on slave agency and the ideological burdens it carries with it. Essays in the final section discuss scholarship on comparative slavery, contrasting American slavery with similar, less restrictive practices in Brazil and North Africa. One essay negotiates a complicated tripartite comparison of secession in the United States, Brazil, and Cuba, while another uncovers subtle differences in slavery in separate regions of the American South, demonstrating that comparative slavery studies need not be transnational. New Directions in Slavery Studies provides relevant and distinct examinations of the lives and histories of enslaved people in the United States.
Suitable for E flat saxophone and piano. This work contains 14 of Gershwin's classic songs arranged for saxophonists of about grades 1 to 5.
Rob Letterman directs this comedy adventure based loosely on the classic satirical novel by Jonathan Swift. Jack Black stars as Lemuel Gulliver, a lowly mailroom worker who spontaneously reinvents himself as a free-spirited travel writer in order to impress a co-worker. He soon finds himself mistakenly sent off on a whirlwind assignment to Bermuda and en route is washed ashore on the hidden island of Lilliput. Initially captured and enslaved by the island's diminutive and industrious population of Lilliputians, he eventually manages to win them over with his questionable charms and is eventually declared their hero. The supporting cast includes Emily Blunt, Jason Segel, Amanda Peet and Billy Connolly.
Major Alan 'Dutch' Schaefer (Arnold Schwarzenegger) and a band of mercenaries head into the Central American jungle to rescue some Americans from guerillas. However, there is an additional evil force at work in the jungle, something not human. The mercenaries are picked off one by one and soon Schaefer must face the alien predator alone.
Master the 2014 Curriculum with Scholastic's 100 Lessons. The new National Curriculum has landed ... and Scholastic's acclaimed 100 Lessons series is back to help your school prepare. Trusted by teachers for 15 years and selling more than one million copies, 100 Lessons has now been completely rewritten and is fully in line with the 2014 objectives. Our new 100 Lessons and Planning Guides will make planning and teaching the new requirements simple and stress-free. * Teach a whole year's lessons carefully matched to the new objectives * Flexible pick-up-and-use format containing over 100 ready-made lesson plans * Use the lessons as a complete plan for the year, or as a flexible filler when there's a gap in your planning. * Inspire pupils with photocopiable activities * Includes a CD-ROM full of interactive resources and media resources * View sample resources at www.scholastic.co.uk/100lessons Praise for Scholastic's 100 Lessons-Planning Guides: "With a radically different curriculum just around the corner, I was looking for something that would help ease the burden of increased paperwork. These books answer my prayers! Having access to long and medium term plans, as well as clear advice concerning progression and key concepts has already helped me to plan ahead. The inclusion of digital content that can easily be personalised is a real bonus, and completely welcome. Thank you, Scholastic for a fantastic resource.' Steven Gibson, Hyde Park Junior School, Plymouth
Double bill of children's features. 'Marmaduke' (2010) is a part live action, part CGI-animated family comedy based on the long-running comic strip. When the Winslow family moves from Kansas to Orange County, California with their goofy, accident-prone Great Dane, Marmaduke (voiced by Owen Wilson), the big dog experiences all kinds of trouble fitting in with his new canine neighbours. The film also features the voice talents of Emma Stone, William H. Macy, Sam Elliott, Steve Coogan and Kiefer Sutherland. 'Firehouse Dog' (2007) follows Rex, Hollywood's top-grossing canine known for his extreme athletic abilities and diva-like demeanour. His perks package, rivalling that of any A-list celebrity, includes Kobe beef, a poodle harem and a diamond collar. Unfortunately an accident that occurs while Rex is shooting a commercial leads his handlers to presume he's dead. But Rex is merely lost. Alone, filthy and unrecognisable in an unfamiliar city, how will Rex deal with a scenario much more common to dogs than his previous pampered existence?
Suitable for B flat clarinet and piano. This work contains 15 arrangements of Gershwin's most popular songs which are placed for clarinettists of around grades 1 to 5 and arranged in order of difficulty.
Jim Carrey stars in this family comedy based on the 1930s children's novel by Richard and Florence Atwater. Tom Popper (Carrey) is a business executive who has become disillusioned with the daily grind. But when he unexpectedly inherits six penguins, his life is transformed into a series of madcap adventures as he finally gets the excuse to indulge his childhood hankering for polar exploration. Carla Gugino, Madeline Carroll and Angela Lansbury co-star.
Romantic comedy starring Kate Hudson and Gael Garcia Bernal. Marley Corbett (Hudson) is a dying woman with a big fear of falling in love. Soon after being diagnosed with cancer, Marley meets her match in Julian (Bernal) and finds the prospect of losing romantic control much more frightening than death itself. The film co-stars Kathy Bates as Marley's mother and Whoopi Goldberg as God.
There are a lot of important skills needed for a career in engineering. As well as academic skills, future engineers need to be able to present data, work in project teams, carry out experiments, problem solve and write reports. This book emphasises the importance of these core skills, and supports engineering students as they successfully navigate their courses and move forward into a career of ongoing development. Written in a friendly and encouraging style, Skills for engineering and built environment students: * Provides guidance on both the study and the professional practice of engineering * Addresses common worries and pitfalls, debunking myths and demystifying jargon * Helps with milestones such as group projects, presentations, work placements and job interviews Supported by interviews with students, lecturers, young engineers and employers, Skills for engineering and built environment students guides students and early-career professionals through an important transition stage, thoroughly preparing them for the world of work.
Triple bill of family comedies. In 'Big' (1989) 12-year-old Josh (David Moscow) wishes he was 'big' and wakes up to find that overnight he has developed into an adult male (Tom Hanks). Kicked out of home by his mother (Mercedes Ruehl), who doesn't believe his story, man-child Josh quickly gets a job developing new ideas for toys, with much success. He also finds himself successful with women - something he perhaps isn't quite ready to handle. 'Mrs Doubtfire' (1993) stars Robin Williams as Daniel Hillard, an actor who separates acrimoniously from his wife (Sally Field) and receives a court order limiting his visits to his children, 14-year-old Lydia (Lisa Jakub), 12-year-old Chris (Matthew Lawrence) and five-year-old Natalie (Mara Wilson). Forced to improvise, Daniel dresses up as a Scottish nanny, Mrs Doubtfire, and spends time with his children undercover - as the carer paid to look after them by his ex-wife. In 'Dr Dolittle' (1998), based on the children's stories by Hugh Lofting, John Dolittle (Eddie Murphy) rediscovers the remarkable childhood ability forced out of him by his disapproving father (Ossie Davis) - the ability to talk to animals. Now a doctor with a young family, John's gift is reawakened after he nearly runs over a dog and it insults him. Soon all kinds of animals are communicating with him and his waiting room begins to fill up with ailing pets seeking treatment. John's colleagues, however, react to his gift with much the same lack of understanding as his father and try to have him committed to an asylum.
"This book will inspire people and enable them to use the insight it provides to build on and exploit the changing IT landscape, in the spirit of open innovation." - Matt Bross, Group Chief Technology Officer, BT
Learn all about the major trends and future advancements in ICT!
ICT futures provides an insightful introduction to the major technology trends in Information and Communication Technologies (ICT), and to the economic, commercial and societal environment which is shaping them.
The experienced author-team, consisting of experts from both industry and academia, addresses: The interaction between people and technology - how ICT affects every day social practices; the rise of social computing; how the way we interact with information and the devices we use are changing; and how trust can be assured over the Internet. The underlying ICT infrastructure - the semantic web and the semantic intranet; the real-time service-oriented infrastructure; the future optical network; self-managing networks and agents; P2P technologies; pervasiveness; mobility and wireless technology; and how the infrastructure can be made secure. ICT technology and how it is affecting industries as diverse as health, finance, retail and law.
The book covers a vast wealth of material, with a strong focus upon the impending changes to the way ICT operates. This reference is a valuable tool for people in managerial roles, CIOs, CTOs, business and technology strategists, and students undertaking technology MBAs, or technology modules in general MBAs. Professionals working in ICT will also find this book valuable.
A landmark retrospective that examines William Merritt Chase and his lasting contribution to the history of modern art The history of modern art owes a great debt to William Merritt Chase (1849-1916), one of America's influential artists and educators. Chase was a leading member of the international artistic avant-garde and was best known for his mastery of a wide range of subjects in oil and pastel, including figures, landscapes, urban park scenes, interiors, and portraits. As a teacher and founder of the Shinnecock Summer School of Art and the New York School of Art, Chase mentored a new generation of modernists, including Edward Hopper, Georgia O'Keeffe, and Joseph Stella. A century after his death, the breadth and richness of Chase's career are celebrated in this beautifully illustrated publication. Five essays by prominent scholars of American art offer new insights into Chase's multi-faceted artistic practice and his position in the international cultural climate at the turn of the 20th century.
"Famous Scientists and Inventors"is a biography-based teaching resource covering the lives of ten scientists and inventors throughout history, written in a style accessible to KS2 children. The discoveries and inventions are given an historical context, and theories and ideas are clearly explained. This title includes hands-on activities to consolidate understanding of key scientific concepts and photocopiable worksheets for children to complete.
This book provides an essential resource for teachers, and for parents keen to try practical maths tasks with their children at home. The book contains illustrated biographies of ten influential mathematicians, plus clear explanations of their theories and ideas. Photocopiable activities focus on problem solving and investigation, while differentiated activities support and extend groups within the class. A key vocabulary is available for use during maths lessons, plus a list of resources required to carry out tasks. There are links to the aims of the NNS for KS2, although the book can also be used effectively at KS3. Cross-curricular links, include the history of ancient civilisations, science, philosophy and astronomy.
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