|Billy Elliot 2000 R, 110 min.|
Genre: Drama / Comedy / Musical
Director: Stephen Daldry
Cast: Jamie Bell, Julie Walters, Jamie Draven, Gary Lewis, Jean Heywood, Stuart Wells, Mike Elliot, Janine Birkett, Nicola Blackwell, Billy Fane, Carol McGuigan, Joe Renton, Colin MacLachlan, Trevor Fox, Charlie Hardwick
Billy Elliot (Jamie Bell) is a talented adolescent who, despite his working-class environment, confesses that he dreams of becoming a ballet dancer after he is introduced to Mrs. Wilkinson's (Julie Walters) ballet class at the boxing gym. Not unexpectedly, Billy must endure the bias of neighbors in his British coal mining town. Stephen Daltry was nominated for a Best Director Oscar, and Julie Walters was nominated for Best Supporting Actress.
|The Chumscrubber 2005 R, 107 min.|
Director: Arie Posin
Cast: Jamie Bell, Glenn Close, Ralph Fiennes, William Fichtner, John Heard, Lauren Holly, Jason Isaacs, Allison Janney, Carrie-Anne Moss, Rita Wilson, Camilla Belle, Justin Chatwin
Life in the Southern California town of Hillside may appear peaceful, but underneath lives are crumbling. As in the case of video game Chumscrubber who walks around carrying his head in his hands, Hillside residents often do not have their heads screwed on right when it comes to raising their children and communicating with neighbors. When Dean's (Jamie Bell) friend commits suicide, Dean is bullied to locate his missing drugs and hand them over. The ploy fails, and a kidnapping is opted for, but the wrong child is kidnapped. Left to solve the problem are parents who appear incapable of dealing with the situation, and the Chumscrubber comes to the fore.
|Dear Wendy 2005 N/R, 100 min.|
Director: Thomas Vinterberg
Cast: Jamie Bell, Bill Pullman, Michael Angarano, Danso Gordon, Novella Nelson, Chris Owen, Alison Pill, Mark Webber, Trevor Cooper, William Hootkins, Thomas Bo Larsen
Young Dick (Jamie Bell) forms a secret club, The Dandies, whose members are misfits, but pacifists. Even though they own guns, they profess never to draw them. But, an armed group–whether or not they shoot–is asking for problems, and it isn't long before the shooting begins.
|Defiance 2008 R, 137 min.|
Director: Edward Zwick
Cast: Daniel Craig, Liev Schreiber, Jamie Bell, Alexa Davalos, Allan Corduner, Mark Feuerstein, Tomas Arana, Jodhi May, Kate Fahy, Iddo Goldberg, Iben Hjejle, Martin Hancock, Jacek Koman, Ravil Isyanov, George MacKay
During World War II, the Belarus home of the Jewish Bielski brothers–Zus (Liev Schreiber), Asael (Jamie Bell), and Tuvia (Daniel Craig)–is destroyed, but they find refuge in the dense woods where they had played as children. With great effort, they manage to survive, and then other refugees join them and accept their commune lifestyle while the brothers convince the refugees to rebel against the Nazis who are slaughtering the Jews in Europe. Now, winter settles in, and they try to keep their faith alive.
|Flags of Our Fathers 2006 R, 132 min.|
Genre: Drama / Action
Director: Clint Eastwood
Cast: Ryan Phillippe, Adam Beach, Jesse Bradford, Jamie Bell, John Benjamin Hickey, Paul Walker, Neal McDonough, Ned Eisenberg, John Slattery, Barry Pepper, Joseph Cross, Robert Patrick, Melanie Lynskey, Thomas McCarthy, Judith Ivey
This story, which is built around the battle of Iwo Jima, cuts back and forth between the actual battle and the three surviving soldiers–John "Doc" Bradley (Ryan Phillippe), Rene Gagnon (Jesse Bradford), and Ira Hayes (Adam Beach)–of six who raised the flag depicted in the powerful picture taken by Joe Rosenthal (Ned Eisenberg). Rosenthal's picture was used to raise the spirits of a war-worn American public, and the soldiers were sent on a tour to sell war bonds. The story begins in the present when Bradley's son, James (Thomas McCarthy), interviews Rosenthal trying to get information on how the soldiers coped with the attention received from his photograph. Superb directing by Clint Eastwood. An Oscar was received for Best Sound Editing.
|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.
|King Kong 2005 PG-13, 187 min.|
Genre: Adventure / Sci-Fi / Drama / Romance
Director: Peter Jackson
Cast: Naomi Watts, Jack Black, Adrien Brody, Thomas Kretschmann, Colin Hanks, Andy Serkis, Evan Parke, Jamie Bell, Lobo Chan, Kyle Chandler, John Sumner, Joe Folau, Craig Hall, Bill Johnson, Mark Hadlow
In the 1930s, documentary filmmakers explore remote Skull Island in search of the legendary giant, King Kong. One filmmaker, Carl Denham (Jack Black), brings along beautiful actress Ann Darrow (Naomi Watts) who is destined to be kidnapped by the natives and sacrificed to King Kong. But, Kong becomes intrigued with her, and Ann, in turn, finds true meaning in life through Kong. By story's end, Ann is rescued, Kong is captured, and they both arrive in NYC where the Empire State Building awaits. The film received 3 Academy Awards (Best Sound Editing, Sound Mixing, and Visual Effects) and was nominated for one additional award.
|Nicholas Nickleby 2002 PG, 152 min.|
Director: Douglas McGrath
Cast: Charlie Hunnam, Christopher Plummer, Jim Broadbent, Juliet Stevenson, Anne Hathaway, Jamie Bell, Edward Fox, Romola Garai, Tom Courtenay, Nathan Lane, Alan Cumming, Barry Humphries
After the death of his father, Nicholas Nickleby (Charlie Hunnam) and his family seek help from Uncle Ralph (Christopher Plummer). But Uncle Ralph seems determined to split up the family members. He disposes of Nicholas by sending him to a boarding school for poor boys that is run by the dastardly Wackford Squeers (Jim Broadbent). All is not lost; Nicholas and his friend, Smike (Jamie Bell), escape and set out to reunite the Nicklebys.
|Undertow 2004 R, 107 min.|
Director: David Gordon Green
Cast: Jamie Bell, Josh Lucas, Devon Alan, Dermot Mulroney, Shiri Appleby, Kristen Stewart, Robert Longstreet, Pat Healy, Bill McKinney, Terry Loughlin, Eddie Rouse, Patrice Johnson
Widower John Mann (Dermot Mulroney) has retreated into an idyllic life of farming with his sons Chris (Jamie Bell) and Tim (Devon Alan). When John's fresh-out-of-prison brother, Deel (Josh Lucas), appears on the scene, tragedy follows close behind him.
|1. Billy Elliot (2000)|
2. The Chumscrubber (2005)
3. Dear Wendy (2005)
4. Defiance (2008)
5. Flags of Our Fathers (2006)
6. Jumper (2008)
7. King Kong (2005)
8. Nicholas Nickleby (2002)
9. Undertow (2004)
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