|21 2008 PG-13, 123 min.|
Director: Robert Luketic
Cast: Jim Sturgess, Kevin Spacey, Kate Bosworth, Aaron Yoo, Liza Lapira, Jacob Pitts, Laurence Fishburne, Jack McGee, Josh Gad, Sam Golzari, Helen Carey, Jack Gilpin, Donna Lows, Butch Williams, Jeffrey Ma
Massachusetts Institute of Technology senior Ben (Jim Sturgess) needs money to pay for medical school next year at Harvard. He finds the answer to his problem through math Professor Micky Rosa (Kevin Spacey) who has cracked the code for winning at blackjack. Ben joins a group from MIT who, using fake I.D.s, head for Las Vegas to beat the odds. All goes well–until the casino's enforcer Cole Williams (Laurence Fishbourne) realizes that there is a problem involving the gambling and determines to expose the scam. Based on a true story.
|Across the Universe 2007 PG-13, 133 min.|
Genre: Musical / Drama / Romance
Director: Julie Taymor
Cast: Evan Rachel Wood, Jim Sturgess, Joe Anderson, Dana Fuchs, Martin Luther, T.V. Carpio, Spencer Liff, Lisa Hogg, Heather Janneck, Nicholas Lumley, Michael(2) Ryan, Angela Mounsey
It is the mid-1960s, and Jude (Jim Sturgess) is stuck in a dead-end job in Liverpool–until he leaves his girlfriend (Lisa Hogg), and his mother (Angela Mounsey) behind when he gets a job as a deck hand and sails to America. Once there, he makes friends with Max (Joe Anderson) and falls in love with Max's sister Lucy (Evan Rachel Wood). Now living in Greenwich Village with Max, Jude and his circle of friends deal with anti-war protests, race riots, and rock 'n roll. The film's theme is based on songs made popular by the Beatles during that same time period. An Academy Award nomination for Best Costume Design was received
|The Browning Version 1994 R, 98 min.|
Director: Mike Figgis
Cast: Albert Finney, Greta Scacchi, Matthew Modine, Julian Sands, Michael Gambon, Ben Silverstone, Maryam d'Abo, Jim Sturgess, Joseph Beattie, Mark Bolton, Tom Havelock, Walter Micklethwait, Jotham Annan, David Lever, Bruce Myers
In this second film version of Terence Rattigan's 1948 play, Albert Albert Finney plays the old schoolmaster who is being retired to make way for more up-to-date courses rather than the Greek and Latin taught by the old, unloved master. Meanwhile, his wife (Greta Scacchi) is having an affair, which adds to his despair. This is a change of pace for director Mike Figgis, and he does a respectable job in painting a picture of changing from the old ways to the new.
|Crossing Over 2009 R, 113 min.|
Director: Wayne Kramer
Cast: Harrison Ford, Ray Liotta, Ashley Judd, Jim Sturgess, Cliff Curtis, Alice Braga, Jacqueline Obradors, Justin Chon, Alice Eve, Summer Bishil, Melody Khazae, Merik Tadros, Marshall Manesh, Nina Nayebi, Naila Azad
Immigrants from different countries enter Los Angeles hoping to gain citizenship and to fulfill their dreams of a better life. Immigration enforcement officer Max Brogan (Harrison Ford) conducts raids on workplaces that employ illegal immigrants. This film offers vignettes of the immigrants' experiences and the many problems encountered by them as they try to find new lives in Los Angeles.
|The Other Boleyn Girl 2008 PG-13, 115 min.|
Genre: Drama / Romance
Director: Justin Chadwick
Cast: Natalie Portman, Scarlett Johansson, Eric Bana, Jim Sturgess, Mark Rylance, Kristin Scott Thomas, David Morrissey, Benedict Cumberbatch, Oliver Coleman, Ana Torrent, Eddie Redmayne, Tom Cox, Juno Temple, Andrew Garfield
In England during the 16th century, King Henry VIII (Eric Bana) plans to get rid of his wife Catherine of Aragon (Ana Torrent) who has not produced a male heir. The Duke of Norfolk (David Morrissey) sees the solution to Henry's problem as a way to benefit his family. His brother-in-law, Sir Thomas Boleyn (Mark Rylance), has two daughters–Mary (Scarlett Johansson) and Anne (Natalie Portman)–and they decide that Anne is the one who should be Henry's consort. Henry is more interested in Mary, and she, instead of Anne, becomes his mistress. Anne, however, has her eyes set on becoming Queen of England. Time passes, and Henry becomes bored with Mary, divorces Catherine, breaks with the Roman Catholic Church, and marries Anne. But, as history shows, they will not live happily ever after, and the guillotine awaits Anne.
|1. 21 (2008)|
2. Across the Universe (2007)
3. The Browning Version (1994)
4. Crossing Over (2009)
5. The Other Boleyn Girl (2008)
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