|Brothers 2009 R, 110 min.|
Genre: Drama / Thriller
Director: Jim Sheridan
Cast: Tobey Maguire, Jake Gyllenhaal, Natalie Portman, Sam Shepard, Clifton Collins Jr., Mare Winningham, Bailee Madison, Taylor Geare, Patrick Flueger, Carey Mulligan, Omid Abtahi, Navid Negahban, Ethan Suplee, Arron Shiver, Jenny Wade
U.S.M.C. Capt. Sam Cahill (Tobey Maguire) is married to Grace (Natalie Portman), and they have two daughters (Bailee Madison and Taylor Geare) when Sam leaves for the war in Afghanistan. His helicopter is shot down, and Sam is presumed dead. Meanwhile, Sam's brother Tommy (Jake Gyllenhaal) has been released from jail, and, after years of sister-in-law Grace not accepting him, Tommy and Grace become friends, and he helps with the house and children. Sam has not died, and he returns home, but the brothers' roles are now reversed. Tommy is now the loving family man, and Sam is an edgy soldier who cannot connect with his family. Will the brothers come to turns with the changes?
|An Education 2009 PG-13, 95 min.|
Director: Lone Scherfig
Cast: Peter Sarsgaard, Carey Mulligan, Alfred Molina, Rosamund Pike, Dominic Cooper, Olivia Williams, Emma Thompson, Cara Seymour, Matthew Beard, Sally Hawkins, Amanda Fairbank-Hynes, Ellie Kendrick, Nick Sampson, Kate Duchene, Luis Soto
Sixteen-year-old Jenny (Carey Mulligan) lives in London during the early 1960s, and, tired of adolescence, Jenny is looking forward to studying at Oxford. Jenny's lifestyle changes when worldly, thirty-something David (Peter Sarsgaard) comes into her life, and she falls under his spell. Studies are now less important as Jenny joins David, his friend Danny (Dominic Cooper), and Danny's girlfriend Helen (Rosamund Pike) for weekend trips, classical concerts, art auctions and bar visits. Now, Jenny must choose between her romance with David and her dream of attending Oxford. The film received three Academy Award nominations, including Best Picture and Actress (Mulligan).
|Never Let Me Go 2010 R, 103 min.|
Genre: Drama / Thriller
Director: Mark Romanek
Cast: Keira Knightley, Andrew Garfield, Carey Mulligan, Charlotte Rampling, Nathalie Richard, Sally Hawkins, Izzy Meikle-Small, Charlie Rowe, Ella Purnell, Kate Bowes Renna, Hanna Sharp, Christina Carrafell, Oliver Parsons, Luke Bryant, Fidelis Morgan
Boarding school friends Kathy (Carey Mulligan), Ruth (Keira Knightley), and Tommy (Andrew Garfield) have spent their lives together and, now in their 20s, are preparing to enter the real world. But, they discover that, in reality, they are clones that have been created for organ harvesting, and their destinies await.
|Pride & Prejudice 2005 PG, 130 min.|
Genre: Drama / Romance
Director: Joe Wright
Cast: Keira Knightley, Donald Sutherland, Matthew Macfadyen, Claudie Blakley, Brenda Blethyn, Rosamund Pike, Judi Dench, Jena Malone, Talulah Riley, Simon Woods, Carey Mulligan, Kelly Reilly, Sylvester Morand, Pip Torrens, Janet Whiteside
Based on Jane Austen's novel about love and life in the class-conscious 19th-century England, Donald Southerland and Brenda Blethyn take on the roles of Mr. and Mrs. Bennet whose daughters' futures seem to hinge on marrying into the world of wealth–not necessarily with love involved. When Elizabeth (Keira Knightley) opts to choose her own husband for love, not money, her sisters follow suit. Four Academy Award nominations were received, including Best Actress (Keira Knightley).
|Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps 2010 PG-13, 136 min.|
Director: Oliver Stone
Cast: Michael Douglas, Shia LaBeouf, Frank Angella, Carey Mulligan, Josh Brolin, Susan Sarandon, Eli Wallach, Austin Pendleton, John Bedford Lloyd, Vanessa Ferlito, John Buffalo Mailer, Jason Clarke, Christian Baha, Maria Bartiromo, Waltrudis Buck
This sequel to "Wall Street" (1987) is set in 2008 when the U.S. economy takes a sharp decline. Gordon Gekko (Michael Douglas) has just been released from prison after serving eight years for financial crimes and begins an alliance with Jake Moore (Shia LaBeouf) who is engaged to marry Gordon's estranged daughter Winnie (Carey Mulligan). Gordon is preparing to publish a book that he had written while in prison in which he takes revenge against Wall Street kingpin Bretton James (Josh Brolin), and Jake also wants revenge against James because he has taken over Jake's firm. Meanwhile, as Jake tries unsuccessfully to reunite Gordon and Winnie, Gordon's true colors begin to emerge.
|1. Brothers (2009)|
2. An Education (2009)
3. Never Let Me Go (2010)
4. Pride & Prejudice (2005)
5. Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps (2010)
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