|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.
|Jane Eyre 2011 PG-13, 115 min.|
Genre: Drama / Romance
Director: Cary Fukunaga
Cast: Mia Wasikowska, Jamie Bell, Michael Fassbender, Holliday Grainger, Tamzin Merchant, Amelia Clarkson, Craig Roberts, Sally Hawkins, Lizzie Hopley, Jayne Wisener, Freya Wilson, Emily Haigh, Simon McBurney, Sandy McDade, Imogen Poots
Orphaned Jane Eyre (Amelia Clarkson) has been raised by her Aunt Sarah Reed (Sally Hawkins) and then is sent to a boarding school. When Jane (now played by Mia Wasikowska) finishes school, she works as a governess for the daughters of Edward Fairfax Rochester (Michael Fassbender). The family grows to love Jane, and Rochester breaks off his engagement with Blanche Ingram (Imogen Poots) and proposes to Jane. Jane accepts, and all goes well until she learns a scandalous secret and flees. Clergyman St. John Rivers (Jamie Bell) takes Jane under his wing, and Jane begins a new life as a teacher. But, when Jane learns of a disaster that has stricken Rochester, she realizes that she loves him and must decide whether or not to return.
|Me and Orson Welles 2009 PG-13, 113 min.|
Director: Richard Linklater
Cast: Zac Efron, Claire Danes, Christian McKay, Ben Chaplin, Zoe Kazan, Eddie Marsan, Kelly Reilly, James Tupper, Leo Bill, Al Weaver, Iain McKee, Simon Lee Phillips, Simon Nehan, Imogen Poots, Patrick Kennedy
Teenager Richard Samuels (Zac Efron) aspires to be an actor and lands the small role of Lucius in Orson Welles' (Christian McKay) 1937 Broadway production of "Julius Caesar." Rehearsals ensue amidst rivalries and complaints by cast members about Orson showing up late for rehearsals. Richard falls for 20-year-old production assistant Sonja Jones (Claire Danes) who is not thrilled with Richard because she is overly ambitious and has no time for someone of Richard's low position in the theatrical world. Despite many problems, the show does go on, and Orson does present his ground-breaking production of "Julius Caesar."
|Solitary Man 2010 R, 90 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Drama
Director: Brian Koppelman, David Levien
Cast: Michael Douglas, Mary-Louise Parker, Susan Sarandon, Danny DeVito, Jenna Fischer, Jesse Eisenberg, Imogen Poots, Richard Schiff, Jake Richard Siciliano, David Costabile, Ben Schenkman, Anastasia Griffith, Alex Kaluzhsky, Simone Levin, James Colby
New Yorker Ben Kalmen (Michael Douglas) is going through a mid-life crisis with heart problems, and he has lost his auto dealership. He is divorced from Nancy (Susan Sarandon) and has decided that the way to find meaning in life is through a steady stream of lovers. Ben takes his new girlfriend Jordan's (Mary-Louise Parker) daughter Allyson (Imogen Poots) on a college tour. After seducing Allyson, Ben seeks help in solving his problems from his old friend Jimmy Merino (Danny DeVito).
|1. 28 Weeks Later... (2007)|
2. Jane Eyre (2011)
3. Me and Orson Welles (2009)
4. Solitary Man (2010)
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