|28 Weeks Later... 2007 R, 99 min.|
Genre: Horror / Sci-Fi / Thriller
Director: Juan Carlos Fresnadillo
Cast: Robert Carlyle, Catherine McCormack, Rose Byrne, Jeremy Renner, Harold Perrineau, Imogen Poots, Idris Elba, Mackintosh Muggleton, Amanda Walker, Shahid Ahmed, Garfield Morgan, Emily Beecham
In this sequel to "28 Days Later...," a few survivors of the virus that decimated England's population half a year ago are in hiding in a dark, country farmhouse hoping for help from abroad. Among them are Don (Robert Carlyle) and Alice (Catherine McCormack) who are worried about their children–Andy (Mackintosh Muggleton) and Tamara (Imogen Poots) who were in Spain when the virus escaped from the testing lab. Now, U.S. troops set up a quarantine zone in London, and Don is finally reunited with Andy and Tamara. Don lies when he tells them that their mother is dead. But, kids being kids, they set off on their own adventure, leave the safe zone, and accidentally reignite the spread of the deadly virus.
|The Big Man 1990 R, 116 min.|
aka: Crossing the Line
Director: David Leland
Cast: Liam Neeson, Joanne Whalley, Billy Connolly, Hugh Grant, Maurice Roeves, James Copeland, Ian Bannen, Kenny Ireland, John Beattie, Amanda Walker, George Rossi, Pat Roach, Andrew Meaden, Asleigh Thomas, Joseph Greig
Set in Scotland in the mid-1980s, this film is more of a statement against then-British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher than a boxing story. The economy resulted in many hardships, and Danny (Liam Neeson) has been unemployed since he lost his job in the mines. Not wanting to live entirely off his loving wife's (Joanne Whalley) income, he finds a job as a participant in the brutal sport of bare-knuckle boxing.
|Charles and Diana: Unappily Ever After 1992 TV, 95 min.|
Director: John Power
Cast: Catherine Oxenberg, Roger Rees, Benedict Taylor, Tracy Brabin, Amanda Walker, David Quilter, Jane How, Gladys Crosbie, Patrick Pearson, Alan Manson
This made-for-TV film is a biographical account of the world-famous royal couple, Prince Charles (Roger Rees) and Princess Diana (Catherine Oxenberg), whose tumultuous relationship ended in divorce.
|Pollyanna 2003 TV, 100 min.|
Director: Sarah Harding
Cast: Amanda Burton, Kenneth Cranham, Georgina Terry, Aden Gillett, Pam Ferris, Kate Ashfield, David Bamber, Tom Ellis, Tom Bell, Ben Thornton, Amanda Walker
This made-for-TV rendition of Eleanor H. Porter's story stars Georgina Terry as the young Pollyanna who cheers up her community and melts the heart of her cranky Aunt Polly (Amanda Burton). Good fare.
|The Railway Children 2000 TV, 100 min.|
Director: Catherine Morshead
Cast: Jenny Agutter, Michael Kitchen, Jack Blumenau, Clare Thomas, Jemima Rooper, Valerie Minifie, Melanie Clark Pullen, Gregor Fisher, Clive Russell, Richard Attenborough, Georgie Glen, Amanda Walker, David Bamber, Jane Wood, Ian Gain
This made-for-TV remake of the popular 1970 version is every bit as good as the former film, with Jenny Agutter–the "leader" of the three children in the first film–as the mother. After the father is imprisoned for a crime he did not commit, the family, now poor, must move to cheaper surroundings in the country. The children become enamored with trains and with the characters of the area and, with the help of their new-found friends, set out to prove their father's innocence.
|1. 28 Weeks Later... (2007)|
2. The Big Man (1990)
aka: Crossing the Line
3. Charles and Diana: Unappily Ever After (1992)
4. Pollyanna (2003)
5. The Railway Children (2000)
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