|American Friends 1991 PG, 95 min.|
Director: Tristram Powell
Cast: Michael Palin, Connie Booth, Trini Alvarado, Alfred Molina, David Calder, Simon Jones, Alun Armstrong, Bryan Pringle, Fred Pearson, Susan Denaker, Jonathan Firth, Ian Dunn, Robert Eddison, Charles McKeown, John Nettleton
In line for the presidency of his college, the Reverend Francis Ashby (Michael Palin) leaves for a vacation in San Francisco and a possible love affair that threatens his career path.
|Defence of the Realm 1985 PG, 96 min.|
Genre: Thriller / Mystery
Director: David Drury
Cast: Denholm Elliott, Gabriel Byrne, Greta Scacchi, Ian Bannen, Fulton Mackay, Bill Paterson, David Calder, Frederick Treves, Robbie Coltrane
The battle between a reporter's right for information and the government's right to secrecy is the subject of this exciting British film as two journalists (Denholm Elliott and Gabriel Byrne) investigate, in their own unique ways, a possible government cover-up.
|Goya's Ghosts 2006 R, 114 min.|
Director: Milos Forman
Cast: Javier Bardem, Natalie Portman, Stellan Skarsgard, Randy Quaid, Blanca Portillo, Michael Lonsdale, Jose Luis Gomez, Mabel Rivera, Craig Stevenson, Julian Wadham, Simon Andreu, Jack Taylor, David Calder
In 18th-century Spain during the Inquisition, painter Francisco Goya (Stellan Skarsgard) is working on a portrait of the archconservative Brother Lorenzo and, at the same time, is painting a portrait of one of his favorite models, Ines (Natalie Portman). After Ines is arrested on suspicion of being a Jew, she is thrown into prison where she is tortured and then raped by Lorenzo. Her father Tomas (Jose Luis Gomez) begs Goya to intercede. But Goya, who is terrified of the Church, will only stand on the sidelines unwilling to help. Fifteen years later, Napoleon (Craig Stevenson) and his army "liberate" Spain, and Lorenzo is now Napoleon's prosecutor. Ines is set free from prison and tells Lorenzo that they have a daughter. Lorenzo declares Ines insane, institutionalizes her, and sets out to find the daughter. Once again, Goya watches helplessly from the sidelines.
|The King Is Alive 2000 R, 109 min.|
aka: Dogme 4: The King Is Alive
Director: Kristian Levring
Cast: Miles Anderson, Romane Bohringer, David Bradley, David Calder, Bruce Davison, Brion James, Peter Khubeke, Vusi Kunene, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Janet McTeer, Lia Williams, Chris Walker
After their bus runs out of gas in a hot North African desert, the 11 passengers come up with a unique way to pass the time: stage a performance of "King Lear." Retired actor Henry (David Bradley) assigns roles for the play that are based on the stripped-down personalities of the passengers. As the situation grows more threatening, aggressive potentials of the play's characters come into play.
|Moonlighting 1982 PG, 97 min.|
Director: Jerzy Skolimowski
Cast: Jeremy Irons, Eugene Lipinski, Jiri Stanislav, Eugeniusz Haczkiewicz, Dorothy Zienciowska, Edward Arthur, Denis Holmes, Renu Setna, David Calder, Judy Gridley, Claire Toeman, Michael Sarne
Set in England, this is an in-depth study of four Polish, non-English-speaking men working to restore a townhouse. Irony abounds when their foreman, Nowak (Jeremy Irons), tries to keep news of the military take-over of Poland from the men.
|The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor 2008 PG-13, 113 min.|
Genre: Action / Adventure / Fantasy / Thriller
Director: Rob Cohen
Cast: Brendan Fraser, Jet Li, Maria Bello, John Hannah, Michelle Yeoh, Luke Ford, Isabella Leong, Anthony Wong Chau-Sang, Russell Wong, Liam Cunningham, David Calder, Jessey Meng, Tian Liang, Albert Kwan, Jacky Wu
Adventurer Rick O'Connell (Brendan Fraser) and his wife Evelyn (Maria Bello) are enjoying retirement in England when they are asked to return the fabled jewel, Eye of Shangri-la, to China. They agree, and when they reach China, they encounter their son Alex (Luke Ford) who is now an archaeologist searching for the tomb of the Dragon Emperor Han (Jet Li). Alex finds the tomb and accidentally awakens Emperor Han who sets out to conquer the world. Alex asks his parents for help, and together–along with Evelyn's brother Jonathan (John Hannah) they set out to the Himalayas in search of Shangri-La where Han can make himself immortal by drinking water from the fountain. Now it is up to the O'Connells and the guardian of the fountain, the witch Zi Yuan (Michelle Yeoh), to stop the Emperor from becoming immortal and dominating the world.
|Perfume: The Story of a Murderer 2006 R, 147 min.|
Genre: Drama / Thriller
Director: Tom Tykwer
Cast: Ben Whishaw, Dustin Hoffman, Alan Rickman, Rachel Hurd-Wood, John Hurt, David Calder, Simon Chandler, Sian Thomas, Corinna Harfouch, Birgit Minichmayr, Paul Berrondo, Jessica Schwartz
Jean-Baptiste Grenouille (Ben Whishaw) has a unique ability of using his superb olfactory senses and apprentices himself to perfume maker Guiseppe Baldini (Dustin Hoffman) to learn how to capture those scents. After his lessons, Grenouille is able to create popular aromas, but his perfumes are made from the corpses of fresh-smelling virgins who he must kill in order to create scents that he hopes will be so sublime that they will erase the world's evils.
|The World Is Not Enough 1999 PG-13, 128 min.|
Genre: Action / Thriller / Adventure
Director: Michael Apted
Cast: Pierce Brosnan, Sophie Marceau, Denise Richards, Robert Carlyle, Robbie Coltrane, Judi Dench, Samantha Bond, Desmond Llewelyn, John Cleese, Serena Scott Thomas, Maria Grazia Cucinotta, Michael Kitchen, Colin Salmon, Goldie, David Calder
Pierce Brosnan takes on the James Bond role for the third time in this action-filled thriller. After Bond's friend Sir Robert King (David Calder) is killed at M16 headquarters, Bond takes on the mission of protecting King's daughter Electra (Sophie Marceau) who has inherited his oil rights. Bond teams up with nuclear weapons expert Dr. Christmas Jones (Denise Richards), and they investigate the plot of international terrorist Renard (Robert Carlyle) who feels no pain because a bullet lodged in his brain is robbing him of his senses. Renard has been instrumental in sabotaging a new King pipeline that is under construction, and Bond and Jones set out to stop his devious actions that could result in destroying Europe.
|1. American Friends (1991)|
2. Defence of the Realm (1985)
3. Goya's Ghosts (2006)
4. The King Is Alive (2000)
aka: Dogme 4: The King Is Alive
5. Moonlighting (1982)
6. The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor (2008)
7. Perfume: The Story of a Murderer (2006)
8. The World Is Not Enough (1999)
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