|Alex Rider: Stormbreaker 2006 PG, 92 min.|
Genre: Family / Action / Adventure
Director: Geoffrey Sax
Cast: Alex Pettyfer, Ewan McGregor, Bill Nighy, Sophie Okonedo, Mickey Rourke, Missi Pyle, Andy Serkis, Alicia Silverstone, Sarah Bolger, Jimmy Carr, Robbie Coltrane, Stephen Fry, Damian Lewis, Ashley Walters
Following his Uncle Ian's (Ewan McGregor) murder, 14-year-old Alex Rider (Alex Pettyfer) is forced to go undercover as a spy for the Special Operations Division of Britain's Secret Intelligence Service. Alex soon realizes that his uncle had been training him for this work, and he excels as a superspy. As a result, Alex saves millions of children in Great Britain from the diabolical plot of American computer maker Darius Sayle (Micky Rourke).
|In America 2003 PG-13, 103 min.|
Director: Jim Sheridan
Cast: Paddy Considine, Samantha Morton, Sarah Bolger, Emma Bolger, Neal Jones, Randall Carlton, Ciaran Cronin, Djimon Hounsou, Juan Carlos Hernandez, Nye Heron, Jason Salkey, Rene Millan
An Irish family–Johnny (Paddy Considine) and Sarah (Samantha Morton) and their two daughters, 11-year-old Christy (Sarah Bolger) and seven-year-old Ariel (Emma Bolger)–tries to pull itself together after losing a young son to cancer. This story is told through Christy as they come to America with hopes for a better life and then struggle to survive on Manhattan's Upper West Side. Samantha Morton was nominated for a Best Actress Oscar, and Djimon Hounsou was nominated for Best Supporting Actor.
|A Love Divided 1999 N/R, 98 min.|
Director: Sydney Macartney
Cast: Orla Brady, Liam Cunningham, Sarah Bolger, Nicole Bohan, Brian McGrath, Ali White, Peter Caffrey, Tony Doyle, Jim Norton, Joe Gallagher
Catholic Sean Cloney (Liam Cunningham) and Protestant Sheila Kelly (Orla Brady) meet, fall in love, and marry in 1950s' Ireland. All goes well until it comes time for their oldest daughter to enter school, and Sheila finds major problems in what the social structure of Catholics in town expect of her.
|The Spiderwick Chronicles 2008 PG, 97 min.|
Genre: Family / Adventure / Drama / Fantasy
Director: Mark Waters
Cast: Freddie Highmore, Mary-Louise Parker, Nick Nolte, Sarah Bolger, Andrew McCarthy, Joan Plowright, David Strathairn, Seth Rogen, Martin Short, Jordy Benattar, Tod Fennell, Mariah Inger, Tyler Patrick Jones, Jeremy Lavalley, Lise Durocher-Viens
After ending her marriage, Helen (Mary-Louise Parker) moves with her children–nine-year-old twins Jared and Simon (both played by Freddie Highmore) and their 13-year-old sister Mallory (Sarah Bolger)–into a creepy country home inherited from her Aunt Lucinda (Joan Plowright) who is now in a mental institution. Jared misses his father and has a hot temper. So, when strange things begin to happen, Jared is suspected. But, Jared joins with his siblings in trying to figure out what is going on, and Jared discovers a dusty book with a note containing instructions to not open it. Of course, Jared opens the book and reads about magical creatures living in the woods near the house. Soon after, the children meet a hobgoblin, Hogsqueal (voice of Seth Rogen), and a brownie, Thimbletack (voice of Martin Short). Now, they learn about an ogre, Mulgarath (voice of Nick Nolte), who covets the book because it will give him the secrets necessary to rule the world. Will the children be able to protect themselves, and the world, from the army of goblins gathering on their lawn?
|1. Alex Rider: Stormbreaker (2006)|
2. In America (2003)
3. A Love Divided (1999)
4. The Spiderwick Chronicles (2008)
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