|Five Children and It 2004 N/R, 89 min.|
Genre: Family / Fantasy / Adventure
Director: John Stephenson
Cast: Kenneth Branagh, Zoe Wanamaker, Freddie Highmore, Tara Fitzgerald, Jonathan Bailey, Jessica Claridge, Poppy Rogers, Alex Jennings, Eddie Izzard, John Sessions, Norman Wisdom, Alec/Zak Muggleton, Alexander Pwonall, Georgio Serafini, Kim Fenton
During World War I when their father leaves to fight in the war, four children remain in England and move into their uncle's estate where they discover "It," a magical fairy that makes their dreams come true.
|The Four Feathers 2002 PG-13, 125 min.|
Genre: Adventure / Drama / Romance
Director: Shekhar Kapur
Cast: Heath Ledger, Wes Bentley, Kate Hudson, Djimon Hounsou, Michael Sheen, Kris Marshall, Rupert Penry-Jones, Tim Pigott-Smith, Nick Holder, Lucy Gordon, Megan Hall, James Hillier, Alex Jennings, Richard Manlove, Alek Wek
Although not up to previous versions of A.E.W. Mason's adventure tale, this 2002 film is, nevertheless, entertaining. Mason's story revolves around a British officer, Harry Faversham (Heath Ledger), who resigns rather than fight in battle. After friends, including fiancee (Kate Hudson), send him four white feathers–signifying cowardice–Harry seeks to regain his reputation.
|Hard Times 1994 TV, 100 min.|
Director: Peter Barnes
Cast: Bob Peck, Bill Paterson, Alex Jennings, Alan Bates, Harriet Walter, Richard E. Grant, Beatie Edney, Christien Anholt, Patsy Byrne, Dilys Laye
In this made-for-TV adaptation of Charles Dickens' novel criticizing England's industrial revolution, Thomas Gradgrind (Bob Peck) is a school teacher in an industrial town, and his philosophy that facts are the only important thing in life brings tragedy to his family
|Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat 2000 N/R, 81 min.|
Director: David Mallet, Steven Pimlott
Cast: Donny Osmond, Richard Attenborough, Joan Collins, Maria Friedman, Robert Torti, Christopher Biggins, Alex Jennings, Ian McNeice, Nicholas Colicos
Donny Osmond performs exuberantly in his starring role as Joseph in this musical extravaganza based on the Biblical story. Music by Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber ensures the quality of this one.
|A Midsummer Night's Dream 1996 N/R, 105 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Romance
Director: Adrian Noble
Cast: Lindsay Duncan, Alex Jennings, Desmond Barrit, Finbar Lynch, Osheen Jones, Monica Dolan, Alfred Burke, Emily Button, Howard Crossley, Kevin Doyle, Ann Hasson, Emily Raymond, Daniel Evans, Kenn Sabberton, Robert Gillespie
The Royal Shakespeare Company presents its interpretation of the bard's comedy in a lively and colorful fashion. It is the story of four mixed-up lovers who get caught up in an argument between Titania (Lindsay Duncan) and Oberon (Alex Jennings), the king and queen of the fairies.
|The Queen 2006 PG-13, 103 min.|
Director: Stephen Frears
Cast: Helen Mirren, Michael Sheen, James Cromwell, Alex Jennings, Mark Bazeley, Helen McCrory, Roger Allam, Sylvia Syms, Tim McMullan, Robin Soans, Lola Peploe, Douglas Reith, Joyce Henderson, Pat Laffan
This inside look at the struggle between HM Queen Elizabeth II (Helen Mirren) and recently elected Prime Minister Tony Blair (Michael Sheen) chronicles decisions made in the compromise between public mourning and private snubbing following Diana's tragic death that resulted in a state funeral. Helen Mirren won an Oscar for Best Actress, and the film received five other Oscar nominations including Best Picture and Director.
|The Wings of the Dove 1997 R, 101 min.|
Director: Iain Softley
Cast: Helena Bonham Carter, Linus Roache, Alison Elliott, Elizabeth McGovern, Charlotte Rampling, Alex Jennings, Michael Gambon, Ben Miles, Philip Wright, Alexander John
Based on Henry James' 1902 novel, this story involves a plot by Kate (Helena Bonham Carter) and her lover Merton Densher (Linus Roache). They plan to get their hands on the dying Millie's (Alison Elliott) financial fortune. Carter received an Academy Award nomination (Best Actress).
|1. Five Children and It (2004)|
2. The Four Feathers (2002)
3. Hard Times (1994)
4. Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (2000)
5. A Midsummer Night's Dream (1996)
6. The Queen (2006)
7. The Wings of the Dove (1997)
In The News