|Alexander 2004 R, 175 min.|
Director: Oliver Stone
Cast: Colin Farrell, Angelina Jolie, Val Kilmer, Anthony Hopkins, Rosario Dawson, Jared Leto, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Christopher Plummer, David Bedella, Jessie Kamm, Brian Blessed, Connor Paolo, Gary Stretch, Ian Beattie, Rory McCann
Alexander the Great (356-323 B.C.) is the son of Olympias (Angelina Jole) and King Philip II (Val Kilmer). Alexander (Colin Farrell) becomes King of Macedonia when Philip is assassinated. He conquers most of the world and marries his Persian wife Roxane (Rosario Dawson) before he is 25 years of age. This epic covers his eight years of battles as he leads his army against the mighty Persian Empire.
|August Rush 2007 PG, 113 min.|
Genre: Drama / Musical
Director: Kirsten Sheridan
Cast: Freddie Highmore, Keri Russell, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Terrence Howard, Robin Williams, William Sadler, Marian Seldes, Mykelti Williamson, Leon G. Thomas III, Aaron Staton, Alex O'Loughlin, Jamia Simone Nash, Ronald Guttman
Irish-born singer Louis Connelly (Jonathan Rhys Meyers) and concert cellist Lyla Novacek (Keri Russell) meet and fall in love on a roof-top garden in Greenwich Village. Fate separates them, but their night of love has produced a son. After giving birth, Lyla is told that her infant has died, but the baby is put in an orphanage. Years later, that baby is now a street musician, August Rush (Freddie Highmore), who tries to connect people through music. Will he be able to use his talent to connect with Lyla and Louis and, in the process, form his longed-for family? An Academy Award nomination was received for Best Original Song ("Raise It Up")
|Bend It Like Beckham 2002 PG-13, 112 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Drama / Romance
Director: Gurinder Chadha
Cast: Parminder Nagra, Keira Knightley, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Anupam Kher, Archie Panjabi, Shaznay Lewis, Frank Harper, Juliet Stevenson, Shaheen Khan, Ameet Chana, Pooja Shah, Paven Virk, Saraj Chaudhry, Preeya Kalidas, Trey Farley
Amidst a clash of cultures, young Jess (Parminder Nagra) dreams of becoming a soccer player. Jess meets Jules (Keira Knightley) who plays on a local soccer team, and Jules, who is impressed with Jess' athletic skills, encourages Jess to try out for professional soccer. Meanwhile, Jess' parents (Anupam Kher and Shaheen Khan) want her to go to law school and learn to cook traditional East Indian recipes. In the midst of confusion, Jess must decide whether to follow her dream of becoming a soccer player or to follow her parents' plan for her future.
|The Children of Huang Shi 2008 R, 125 min.|
Director: Roger Spottiswoode
Cast: Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Radha Mitchell, Yun-Fat Chow, Michelle Yeoh, David Wenham, Li Guang, Ji Lin, Matt Walker, Su Ping, Imai Hideaki, Sciichiro Hashimoto, Anastasia Kolpakova
Loosely based on a true story during the Japanese invasion of China in the 1930s, this film involves the adventures of British journalist George Hogg (Jonathan Rhys Meyers) who slips into China during the Japanese occupation. After photographing evidence of mass slaughters of civilians by the Japanese, he barely escapes. Chinese communist resistance leader "Jack" Chen Hansheng (Yun-Fat Chow) and American nurse Lee Pearson (Radha Mitchell) save him and convince Hogg to recuperate at the Huang Shi orphanage where he ends up helping to care for 60 starving young boys who were orphaned by the war. When Hogg learns that the Japanese plan to force the boys into the army, he leads them on a 700-mile trek across the desert and to their ultimate safety.
|Mission: Impossible III 2006 PG-13, 126 min.|
Genre: Action / Thriller
Director: J.J. Abrams
Cast: Tom Cruise, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Ving Rhames, Billy Crudup, Michelle Monaghan, Keri Russell, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Maggie Q, Simon Pegg, Eddie Marsan, Laurence Fishburne, Bahar Soomekh, Jeff Chase, Carla Gallo
In this third entry of the "Mission: Impossible" franchise, super-spy Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) has retired from active duty, is training new Impossible Mission Force agents, and is engaged to Julia (Michelle Monaghan) who knows nothing about his perilous past. But dangers escalate when Hunt is called on to assemble a team–Luther Strickell (Ving Rhames), Declan (Jonathan Rhys Meyers), and Zhen (Maggie Q)–whose mission is to track down evil international weapons provider Owen Davian (Philip Seymour Hoffman) and, in the process, rescue Hunt's prize pupil, Lindsey (Keri Russell).
|1. Alexander (2004)|
2. August Rush (2007)
3. Bend It Like Beckham (2002)
4. The Children of Huang Shi (2008)
5. Mission: Impossible III (2006)
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