|Blindness 2008 R, 120 min.|
Genre: Drama / Mystery / Thriller / Romance
Director: Fernando Meirelles
Cast: Julianne Moore, Mark Ruffalo, Alice Braga, Danny Glover, Gael Garcia Bernal, Yusuke Iseya, Jason Bermingham, Cica Meirelles, Don McKellar, Eduardo Semerjian, Joe Pingue, Susan Coyne, Mitchell Nye, Fabiana Guglielmetti, Antonio Fragoso
An epidemic of blindness hits a city, and those afflicted are forced into an abandoned hospital by the authoritarian government. Among those quarantined are an ophthalmologist (Mark Ruffalo) and his wife (Julianne Moore) who has not been affected but pretends to be blind so that she can help her husband and the others. As time passes, a bartender (Gael Garcia Bernal) appoints himself "King of Ward Three" and assumes the role of a dictator. Now, primal instincts take over the blind residents of the hospital as their world spirals downward. Will their only seeing person be able to lead them to safety?
|City of God 2002 R, 135 min.|
Genre: Foreign / Drama
Director: Fernando Meirelles
Cast: Alexandre Rodrigues, Matheus Nachtergaele, Leandro Firmino, Seu Jorge, Phellipe Haagensen, Johnathan Haagensen, Douglas Silva, Alice Braga, Roberta Rodrigues, Jefechander Suplino, Emerson Gomes, Edson Oliveira, Michel de Souza, Luis Otavio, Mauricio Marques
Spanning the period of 1960-1980, photographer Buscape-Rocket (Alexandre Rodrigues) and drug dealer Ze Pequeno(Leandro Firmino da Hora), childhood friends from the crime-ridden slums of Rio de Janeiro, provide the major focus of this story. The movie consists of many episodes involving violence and murder among gang members and has been tagged as possibly the best crime film of the 21st century, to date. Fernando Meirelles received a Best Director Oscar nomination.
|Crossing Over 2009 R, 113 min.|
Director: Wayne Kramer
Cast: Harrison Ford, Ray Liotta, Ashley Judd, Jim Sturgess, Cliff Curtis, Alice Braga, Jacqueline Obradors, Justin Chon, Alice Eve, Summer Bishil, Melody Khazae, Merik Tadros, Marshall Manesh, Nina Nayebi, Naila Azad
Immigrants from different countries enter Los Angeles hoping to gain citizenship and to fulfill their dreams of a better life. Immigration enforcement officer Max Brogan (Harrison Ford) conducts raids on workplaces that employ illegal immigrants. This film offers vignettes of the immigrants' experiences and the many problems encountered by them as they try to find new lives in Los Angeles.
|I Am Legend 2007 PG-13, 100 min.|
Genre: Action / Drama / Fantasy / Horror / Sci-Fi
Director: Francis Lawrence
Cast: Will Smith, Alice Braga, Charlie Tahan, Salli Richardson-Whitfield, Willow Smith, Darrell Foster, April Grace, Dash Mihok, Joanna Numata, Samuel Glen, James Michael McCauley, Marin Ireland, Pedro Mojica
Adapted from Richard Matheson's apocalyptic book, the year is 2009, and a Manhattan military scientist, Dr. Robert Neville (Will Smith), has survived the plague (due to being immune) that occurred three years before and killed most of the human race. Those who survived have been turned into cannibal mutants, roaming the streets at night waiting for Neville to make a fatal mistake so they will be able to eat him and his German Shepherd, Sam. Not willing to give up, Neville uses his own blood and tests for cures in his high-tech lab–all the while refusing to admit that this is the end of the world. Previously made as "The Omega Man" and "The Last Man on Earth."
|Predators 2010 R, 106 min.|
Genre: Sci-Fi / Action / Adventure / Thriller
Director: Nimrod Antal
Cast: Adrien Brody, Topher Grace, Alice Braga, Walton Goggins, Oleg Taktaroy, Laurence Fishburne, Danny Trejo, Carey Jones, Louis Ozawa Changchien, Mahershalalhashbaz Ali, Brian Steele, Derek Mears
They see a flash of bright light, and the next thing they know is that they have landed in a jungle on a far-away planet. They meet Noland (Lawrence Fishburne) with whom they join forces, and now Special Ops mercenary Royce (Adrien Brody), Mexican gangster Cuchillo (Danny Trejo), Israeli assassin Isabelle (Alice Braga), mass murderer Stans (Walton Goggins), death squad member Mombasa (Mahershalalhasbaz Ali), Japanese Yakuza Hanzo (Louis Ozawa Changchien), and discredited Dr. Edwin (Topher Grace) must fight for their lives on the Preditor's planet where they are the intended prey.
|Redbelt 2008 R, 99 min.|
Genre: Action / Drama
Director: David Mamet
Cast: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Emily Mortimer, Alice Braga, Joe Mantegna, Rodrigo Santoro, Ricky Jay, David Paymer, Rebecca Pidgeon, Jose Pablo Cantillo, Tim Allen, Randy Couture, John Machado, Ray "Boom Boom" Mancini, Allison Karman, Renato Magno
Jiu-jitsu instructor Mike Terry (Chiwetel Ejiofor) believes that "competition is weakening" and has chosen to stay out of the ring and, instead, teach self-defense at his gym. Mike and his wife Sondra (Alice Braga) are struggling to make ends meet when, one night, a distraught lawyer (Emily Mortimer) fires a gun that destroys Mike's storefront window. This sets off a chain of events. Mike really needs money now, and his life changes dramatically. He meets promoters Jerry Weiss (Joe Mantegna) and Marty Brown (Ricky Jay) and action star Chet Frank (Tim Allen), and Mike finally agrees to fight in the ring to get the money he needs to pay off his debts.
|Repo Men 2010 R, 111 min.|
Genre: Action / Sci-Fi / Thriller
Director: Miguel Sapochnik
Cast: Jude Law, Forest Whitaker, Alice Braga, Carice van Houten, Chandler Canterbury, Joe Pingue, Liza Lapira, Tiffany Espensen, RZA, Yvette Nicole Brown, Wayne Ward, Tanya Clarke, Max Turnbull, Tanya Clarke, Howard Hoover
Artificial organs are bought on credit, but when their owners fail to make payments on their artificial body parts, Remy (Jude Law) and the other repo men take back the organs. When Remy suffers from heart failure, he receives an artificial heart transplant. Now, Remy falls behind on his payments, and his former repo men partner Jake (Forest Whitaker) is sent to repossess it. A daring escape attempt ensues.
|The Rite 2011 PG-13, 112 min.|
Genre: Drama / Horror / Thriller
Director: Mikael Hafstrom
Cast: Anthony Hopkins, Colin O'Donoghue, Alice Braga, Ciaran Hinds, Toby Jones, Rutger Hauer, Marta Gastini, Maria Grazia Cucinotta, Arianna Veronesi, Andrea Calligari, Chris Marquette, Torrey DeVitto, Ben Cheetham, Marija Karan, Rosa Pianeta
Seminary student Michal Kovak (Colin O'Donoghue) is a skeptic who is studying exorcism at the Vatican. He believes that psychiatry rather than exorcism is the answer to treating those who are possessed. Father Matthew (Toby Jones) assigns Michael the task of following true believer Father Lucas Trevant (Anthony Hopkins) on his rounds, and, when the evidence shows Michael things that he cannot control, he begins to question his own beliefs.
|1. Blindness (2008)|
2. City of God (2002)
3. Crossing Over (2009)
4. I Am Legend (2007)
5. Predators (2010)
6. Redbelt (2008)
7. Repo Men (2010)
8. The Rite (2011)
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