On a laughter scale, Blake Edwards’s 10, a spicy comedy of manners, morals and mid-life crises, hits the top. It’s a film of many moods, sometimes sexy, sometimes thoughtful, sometimes slapstick – but always on target. That target is 42-year old composer George Webber (Dudley Moore), a man who has everything and who may just chuck it all in an obsessive quest for a beautiful woman (Bo Derek) he glimpses en route to her wedding.
From Roland Emmerich, Director of Independence Day and The Day After Tomorrow, comes an awesome action movie where one man must battle pre-historic predators and fearsome sabre tooth tigers in a bid to survive and win back his tribe’s freedom.
This incredible special-effects spectacle follows the journey of D’Leh (Steven Strait), our hero, who must cross un-chartered territory, form an army and discover an advanced lost civilisation before he can fight for his people’s freedom to become the champion of time when legend began.
From Lethal Weapon director Richard Donner comes 16 Blocks – a heart-pumping action/thriller. Bruce Willis hits the mark as Jack Mosley, a broken-down New York City police detective assigned to escort a petty criminal (Mos Def) from the precinct to the courthouse.
The seemingly simple 16-block journey becomes a test of character for them when Jack’s ex-partners attempt to stop them. It’s the gripping story of how two men change each other during a tense 118-minute struggle between life and death.
The epic graphic novel by Frank Miller (Sin City) assaults the screen with the blood, thunder and awe of its ferocious visual style faithfully recreated in an intense blend of live-action and CGI animation. Retelling the ancient Battle of Thermopylae, it depicts the titanic clash in which king Leonidas (Gerald Butler) and 300 Spartans fought to the death against Xerxes (Rodrigo Santoro) and his massive Persian army. Experience history at swordpoint and movie making with a cutting edge.
Based on Frank Miller's graphic novel Xerxes and told in the breathtaking visual style of the blockbuster "300", this new chapter of the epic saga takes the action to a fresh battlefield - on the sea - as Greek general Themistokles (Sullivan Stapleton) attempts to unite all of Greece by leading the charge that will change the course of the war.
"300: Rise of an Empire" pits Themistokles against the massive invading Persian forces led by mortal-turned-god Xerxes (Rodrigo Santoro), and Artemesia (Eva Green), vengeful commander of the Persian navy.
Welcome to Las Vegas, Nevada, where Elvis has just left the building with £3.2m cash. Thomas Murphy (Kevin Costner) is no everyday Elvis impersonator. Heavily armed he leads an eclectic gang of outlaws (Christian Slater, David Arquette, Bokeen Woodbine and Howie Long) in a bullet-laden robbery for one of the most daring heists in criminal history at the 2001 International Elvis Convention.
Hero is a word we hear often in sports, but heroism is not always about achievements on the field of play. "42" tells the story of two men-the great Jackie Robinson and legendary Brooklyn Dodgers GM Branch Rickey-whose brave stand against prejudice forever changed the world by changing the game of baseball.
In 1946, Branch Rickey (Harrison Ford) put himself at the forefront of history when he signed Jackie Robinson (Chadwick Boseman) to the team, breaking Major League Baseball's infamous color line. But the deal also put both Robinson and Rickey in the firing line of the public, the press and even other players. Facing unabashed racism from every side, Robinson was forced to demonstrate tremendous courage and restraint by not reacting in kind, knowing that any incident could destroy his and Rickey's hopes. Instead, Number 42 let his talent on the field do the talking-ultimately winning over fans and his teammates, silencing his critics, and paving the way for others to follow.
Meet a dewy-eyed ingénue, a gee-whiz tenor, stuck-up stars, hard-up producers, brassy blondes and ‘shady ladies from the 80s’ They’re all denizens of 42nd Street, belting out ageless Harry Warren/Al Dubin songs and tapping out Busby Berkeley’s sensational Depression-lifting production numbers. The put-on-a-show plot spins merrily full of snappy banter and new faces Ruby Keeler, Dick Powell and Ginger Rogers. The show-stopping numbers (Shuffle off to Buffalo, You’re Getting to Be a Habit with Me and the title tune) still dazzle. 42nd Street shows good times never go out of style.