|Because of Winn-Dixie 2005 PG, 106 min.|
Genre: Family / Comedy / Drama
Director: Wayne Wang
Cast: AnnaSophia Robb, Jeff Daniels, Cicely Tyson, Dave Matthews, Eva Marie Saint, Courtney Jines, Nick Price, Luke Benward, Elle Fanning, Marca Price, Lenore Banks, John McConnell, B.J. Hopper, Harland Williams, William Arthur Pitts
Ten-year-old Opal (AnnaSophia Robb) is lonely; her preacher father (Jeff Daniels) has just moved her to a dusty village in Florida where the citizens have been depressed since the candy factory closed. Opal needs friends and finds one at a grocery store when she encounters a homeless dog that she brings home and names Winn-Dixie. Opal and Winn-Dixie bond, and the pair befriends many of the town's lost souls.
|Bridge to Terabithia 2007 PG, 95 min.|
Genre: Family / Adventure / Fantasy
Director: Gabor Csupo
Cast: Josh Hutcherson, AnnaSophia Robb, Zooey Deschanel, Robert Patrick, Bailee Madison, Katrina Cerio, Devon Wood, Emma Fenton, Grace Brannigan, Latham Gaines, Judy McIntosh, Patricia Aldersley
Based on Katherine Paterson's Newberry Award-Winning 1977 children's book, this story involves middle-schoolers–Jesse (Josh Hutcherson) and Leslie (AnnaSophia Robb)–who are outsiders of the social life at their school. But, they form a friendship and discover a magical forest called Terabithia where they visit their "castle," which is really a tree house. Jesse and Leslie create their own fantasy land where they reign as king and queen, and, in the process, they discover a courage they had not previously known. But how long can they keep their cozy retreat to themselves and away from realities of the real world?
|Charlie and the Chocolate Factory 2005 PG, 115 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Fantasy
Director: Tim Burton
Cast: Johnny Depp, Freddie Highmore, David Kelly, Helena Bonham Carter, Noah Taylor, Missi Pyle, James Fox, Deep Roy, Christopher Lee, Adam Godley, Franziska Troegner, AnnaSophia Robb
Eccentric chocolatier Willy Wonka (Johnny Depp) has hidden in his candy bars five golden tickets, which will allow the owners a tour of Wonka's chocolate factory. Poor, but kind, Charlie Bucket (Freddie Highmore) and four spoiled brats from around the world hold the golden tickets and embark on the unforgettable tour.
|Jumper 2008 PG-13, 88 min.|
Genre: Adventure / Drama / Sci-Fi / Thriller
Director: Doug Liman
Cast: Hayden Christensen, Jamie Bell, Rachel Bilson, Diane Lane, Samuel L. Jackson, Michael Rooker, AnnaSophia Robb, Max Thieriot, Jesse James, Tom Hulce, Kristen Stewart, Teddy Dunn, Barbara Garrick
Teenager David Rice (Hayden Christensen) learns that he is capable of teleporting anywhere in the world. As a "jumper" he can land on any spot that he imagines and can reach forbidden corners. But, the "paladins" have a vendetta against the "jumpers," and Roland (Samuel L. Jackson) is determined to put a stop to the "jumpers" journeys. Now, eight years after David discovered his gift, he is living the good life–until Roland appears in David's living room armed with gyzmos to immobilize him. Roland is unsuccessful, and David escapes. He reconnects with childhood friend Millie (Rachel Bilson) and takes her to Rome. While visiting Rome, he meets another "jumper" Griffin (Jamie Bell), and David learns that he is not alone and that he is in the middle of a war between "jumpers" and "paladins." And the chase is on–with Roland in hot pursuit.
|Race to Witch Mountain 2009 PG, 99 min.|
Genre: Adventure / Sci-Fi / Thriller / Comedy
Director: Andy Fickman
Cast: Dwayne Johnson, AnnaSophia Robb, Alexander Ludwig, Carla Gugino, Ciaran Hinds, Tom Everett Scott, Chris Marquette, Billy Brown, Garry Marshall, Kim Richards, Ike Eisenmann, Cheech Marin, Tom Woodruff Jr., John Duff, Bob Koherr
Once a mob runner, Jack Bruno (Dwayne Johnson) is now happy to be out of the business and driving a cab in Las Vegas. One day, teenagers Sara (AnnaSophia Robb) and Seth (Alexander Ludwig) appear in the back seat of Jack's taxi, give him a big wad of cash, and ask to be driven to the desert. Jack thinks there is something peculiar about Sara and Seth but takes the money and sets out on the trek. It turns out that Sara and Seth are space aliens trying to reach Witch Mountain where their space ship awaits. But, the trip will not be easy and will involve black cars chasing them with government agents, led by Henry Burke (Ciaran Hinds), and even an alien assassin in hot pursuit.
|The Reaping 2007 R, 90 min.|
Genre: Horror / Sci-Fi / Thriller
Director: Stephen Hopkins
Cast: Hilary Swank, Idris Elba, David Morrissey, AnnaSophia Robb, Stephen Rea, William Ragsdale, John McConnell, David Jensen, Yvonne Landry, Samuel Garland, Myles Cleveland, Andrea Frankle, Stuart Greer
Once an ordained minister, Katherine Winter (Hilary Swank) has given up the church, but her assistant, Ben (Idris Elba) is a dedicated believer who helps Katherine as she travels the world debunking miracles. When Katherine answers the call from school teacher Doug (David Morrissey), she and Ben travel to Doug's Louisiana town where among the weird happenings are a river turning red, a young boy found dead, and dead frogs falling from trees. What is going on?
|Samantha: An American Girl Holiday 2004 TV, 86 min.|
Genre: Family / Drama
Director: Nadia Tass
Cast: Mia Farrow, AnnaSophia Robb, Kelsey Lewis, Rebecca Mader, Jordan Bridges, Karen Eyo, Shary Guthrie, Olivia Ballantyne, Hannah Endicott-Douglas, Jackie Brown, Keir Gilchrist, Shae Norris, Clare Stone, Michael Kanev, Katie Henney
In the time of suffragists, nine-year-old Samantha's (AnnaSophia Robb) life has just taken a huge turn. Her parents have died, and she has been sent to live with her grandmother, Grandmary Edwards (Mia Farrow). Grandmary Edwards is very concerned with manners and Samantha behaving like a lady. Samantha befriends her neighbor's servant girl Nellie (Kelsey Lewis), learns about the troubles Nellie faces, and tries her hardest to keep Nellie with her in good times and in bad.
|Sleepwalking 2008 R, 100 min.|
Director: Bill Maher
Cast: Nick Stahl, AnnaSophia Robb, Charlize Theron, Dennis Hopper, Woody Harrelson, Deborra-Lee Furness, Shannon Jardine, Amy Matysio, Callum Keith Rennie, Peter Scoular, Troy Skog, Emily Wees, Geprge Grassick, Mike Ennis, Alexandra Fox
Eleven-year-old Tara (AnnaSophia Robb) is abandoned by her mother Joleen (Charlize Theron) and stays with her Uncle James (Nick Stahl) for awhile. But, James lives on the wrong side of the tracks and is barely eking out a living. Eventually Tara ends up in a foster home where Uncle James visits her for her birthday. After Tara pleads with him, Uncle James for the first time in his life finds a purpose and helps her escape her surroundings. The two hit the road as father and daughter in order to throw off the authorities. They end up at the Utah farmhouse of James' father Grandpa Reedy (Dennis Hopper) who had abused James and Joleen when they were young. The abuse begins again, and more violence is a certainty.
|1. Because of Winn-Dixie (2005)|
2. Bridge to Terabithia (2007)
3. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005)
4. Jumper (2008)
5. Race to Witch Mountain (2009)
6. The Reaping (2007)
7. Samantha: An American Girl Holiday (2004)
8. Sleepwalking (2008)
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