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In 480 BC, an alliance of Greek city-states fought the invading Persian army in the mountain pass of Thermopylae. Badly outnumbered, the Greeks held back the Persians in one of the greatest last stands of history. The Persian King, Xerxes, led an Army of over 100,000 men into Greece, where they were opposed by a mere 300 Spartans, along with several hundred Arcadians. Xerxes gave King Leonidas ten days to surrender or withdraw. Leonidas did neither. What happened next went down in the annals of military history, and has been made into this thrilling movie.

Written by Zack Snyder, Kurt Johnstad and Michael Gordon (screenplay), and Frank Miller and Lynn Varley (graphic novel).

Directed by Zack Snyder.

(Action, Fantasy, War)

Act of Valor

A remarkable fusion of real-life heroism and original filmmaking, ACT OF VALOR stars a group of active-duty Navy SEALs in a story of contemporary global anti-terrorism. Inspired by true events, it combines outstanding combat footage, bleeding-edge battlefield technology and intense emotion. Audiences are taken into the shadowy ranks of the most elite, highly trained group of warriors in the modern world. When the rescue of a kidnapped CIA operative uncovers a deadly terrorist plot against the U.S., a team of SEALs goes on a worldwide manhunt. As the men of Bandito Platoon fight to stop an attack that could kill and wound thousands of American civilians, they strive to balance their commitments to country, team and their families back home.

Written by Kurt Johnstad

Directed by Mike McCoy and Scott Waugh.

(Action, Thriller, War)

The Adventures of Robin Hood

This 1938 version of the Robin Hood tale, has something for everyone: villains and dashing heroes,a love story, humor, entertaining sword fights, acts of courage and dastardly deeds! When King Richard is captured in the Crusades, his greedy, slimy, self-centered brother, Prince John, joins with the Norman Lords to abuse, oppress, over-tax the people, burning their property and maiming them when they couldn't pay. Robin Hood and his "Merry Men" rob from the rich, give to the poor, and fight the dastardly Prince John and his cohorts in villainy!

THE ADVENTURES OF ROBIN HOOD was nominated for the Best Picture Oscar.

Four Oscar nominations; three wins (Film Editing, Original Score, and Art Direction).

This Action-Adventure sword-fighting classic was directed by: Michael Curtiz and William Keighley.

(Action, Adventure, Romance)

Air Force One

While en route back to the U.S. after delivering a speech in Moscow, the President's plane, Air Force One, is hijacked by a group of Russian terrorists in disguise as newspaper reporters. Taking the passengers, including the President's family, hostage, the terrorists threaten to execute one hostage every half hour until the President complies with their demands: to release rogue Russian General Radek. Trying to save the plane from crash landing, his family from death, and his country from war, the President attempts to single-handedly undertake the terrorists 35,000 feet in the air.

Directed by Wolfgang Petersen.

(Action, Adventure, Drama)


Even more terrifying than its predecessor ALIEN (1979), the sequel features sole Nostromo survivor Ellen Ripley who is awakened a half-century later only to be re-enlisted by The Company to return to the deadly planet, home to a now suspect “colony” of aliens.

(Action, Horror, Sci-Fi)

The Amazing Spider-Man

Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield) is a high school outcast who was abandoned by his parents as a child, leaving him to be raised by his Uncle Ben (Martin Sheen) and Aunt May (Sally Field). Like most teenagers, he's trying to figure out who he is. He's also finding his way with his first high school crush, Gwen Stacy (Emma Stone). The two of them struggle with love, commitment, and secrets. When Peter finds a briefcase that belonged to his father, it represents his first step on a journey towards a greater understanding of his parents' disappearance — which in turn leads him to Oscorp and the lab of Dr. Curt Connors (Rhys Ifans), his father's one-time partner.

Directed by: Marc Webb

Written by: James Vanderbilt (screenplay and story), Alvin Sargent and Steve Kloves (screenplay), and Stan Lee and Steve Ditko (Marvel comic book).

(Action, Adventure, Fantasy)

The Amazing Spider-Man 2

Spider-Man's most important conflict has always been within himself: the endless struggle between the ordinary obligations of Peter Parker and the extraordinary responsibilities of Spider-Man. In THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2, Peter finds that his greatest battle is about to begin: only Spider-Man can protect his fellow New Yorkers from the super-villains who threaten the city. With the emergence of Electro, Peter must face a foe far more powerful than he. And with the return of his old friend, Harry Osborn, Peter realizes that all of his enemies have one thing in common: Oscorp.

Directed by: Marc Webb

Written by: James Vanderbilt (screenplay and story), Alvin Sargent and Steve Kloves (screenplay), and Stan Lee and Steve Ditko (Marvel comic book).

(Action, Adventure, Fantasy)

American Sniper

AMERICAN SNIPER stars Bradley Cooper as Chris Kyle, the most lethal sniper in U.S. military history. Sent to Iraq to protect his brothers-in-arms, his uncanny accuracy saves countless lives on the battlefield, and as stories of his exploits spread, he earns the nickname "Legend." But his reputation is growing behind enemy lines too; he has a steadily rising price on his head and he's become a prime target of insurgents. Despite the danger, and the mounting toll his career takes on his family at home, Chris serves four grueling tours of duty in Iraq, becoming an iconic embodiment of the SEAL creed to "leave no man behind.”


Batman Begins

"Batman Begins" is the prequel to the Batman series that initially begot the tale of the masked hero Batman and his crime fighting efforts to save Gotham city from an unending parade of villains. The prequel gives an in-depth insight into the psychological and physical shaping of Batman.

(Action, Adventure)

Beverly Hills Cop

When cop Axel Foley's California buddy Mikey Tandino is murdered on his surprise visit to Foley's hometown of Detroit, Axel takes it upon himself to follow Mikey's murderer, Zack, back to Beverly Hills. Meanwhile Beverly Hills Lieutenant Bogomil assigns detective Rosewood and his partner, Taggart to keep an eye on Axel as he continues to "investigate" the reasons behind Mikey's mysterious homicide. But as Axel continues to investigate, he pulls in Taggart, Billy, and longtime friend Jenny in on his plans to avenge Mikey's death by convicting Mikey's murderer, and more importantly his drug kingpin Maitland, of their crimes.

Director Tony Scott's "Beverly Hills Cop" is a fun, funny, fast paced action comedy.

(Action, Comedy, Crime)

Big Trouble in Little China

Along the way to the airport to help his friend Wang Chi pick up his fiancée, trucker Jack Burton gets unexpectedly pulled into a "supernatural" conflict of good and evil, with Wang Chi's fianceé's emerald eyes as the coveted commodity for the evil sorcerer Lo Pan. In an attempt to reclaim his truck, and save Wang Chi and his fiancée from Lo Pan and his goons, Burton does his best do combat an immortal, invisible sorcerer.

Director John Carpenter's BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA is an under appreciated but highly entertaining fantasy/action flick.

(Action, Adventure, Comedy)

The Bourne Identity

After being pulled unconscious from the Mediterranean Sea, Jason Bourne awakens with total amnesia, with only a Swiss security box bank account number as a clue to his identity. As he presses on his journey to find out who he is, Jason soon discovers that he has survival talents which unexpectedly surface when he then finds himself being pursued by hostile forces.

Directed by Doug Liman.

(Action, Mystery, Thriller)

The Bourne Legacy

In THE BOURNE LEGACY, the narrative focus of the previous Bourne movies shifts from Jason Bourne to a colleague — Aaron Cross, a member of a Black Ops program called Operation Outcome, whose subjects are genetically enhanced. Cross must flee for his life after former CIA Treadstone Agent Bourne's activities lead to the public exposure of Operation Treadstone and Operation Blackbriar, its successor.

Written by: Tony Gilroy and Dan Gilroy.

Directed by: Tony Gilroy.

(Action, Adventure, Mystery)

The Bourne Supremacy

It is two years later and Jason Bourne has been grappling with the consequences of his former life. What does one do when they realize that they have blood on their hands? Marie and Bourne's peaceful life in Goa, India is shattered when Marie gets in the way of an assassin's bullet and Jason is framed for a botched CIA operation. Jason must now go back on the grid to survive.

Directed by Paul Greengrass. Screenplay by Tony Gilroy.

(Action, Thriller)

The Bourne Ultimatum

Jason Bourne is drawn out of hiding, inadvertently, by a London-based reporter trying to unveil Operation Blackbriar — a followup to Project Treadstone — in a series of newspaper columns. Bourne sets up a meeting with the reporter and realizes instantly they're being monitored. Information from the reporter in turn triggers new memories in Bourne, who must finally get to the bottom of his dark past — while staying one step ahead of The Company in its attempts to eliminate him.

Written by: Tony Gilroy, Paul Attanasio, Tom Stoppard, George Nolfi, Scott Z. Burns

Directed by: Paul Greengrass

(Action, Thriller)


When gutsy cop Frank Bullitt is assigned to guard a Mafia informant, his friend winds up shot. In search of his friend's killer, Bullitt does his best to keep his informant alive and uses his as bait to lure the killers in. Meanwhile, Bullitt does his best to side-step egomaniacal superior Chalmers, who's only concern is a "gold star" and public press, and as such, intends to shut down Bullitt's investigation before justice is served.

Directed by Peter Yates.

(Action, Crime, Mystery)

Captain America: The First Avenger

It's 1942: America has entered World War II, and a sickly but determined Steve Rogers has just been rejected yet again for military service. But everything changes when the brilliant Dr. Erskine recruits him for top-secret Project Rebirth. Rogers undergoes an experiment that transforms his weak body, bringing it to its maximum human potential. Then Dr. Erskine is assassinated by an agent of Nazi Germany's secret HYDRA research department. Rogers, with all his new power, is misused as a mere propaganda mascot at first. But when his comrades need him, he begins a successful adventure and becomes... CAPTAIN AMERICA.

Directed by: Joe Johnston

Written by: Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely(screenplay), and Joe Simon and Jack Kirby (comic book)

(Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi)

Captain Phillips

Based on the true story of the 2009 hijacking by Somali pirates of the US-flagged container ship Maersk Alabama, the first American cargo ship to be hijacked in two hundred years, CAPTAIN PHILLIPS focuses on the tense relationship that unfolds between the Alabama's commanding officer, Captain Richard Phillips (Tom Hanks), and the cunning Somali pirate captain, Muse (Barkhad Abdi), who takes him hostage. Phillips and Muse are set on their fateful rendezvous when Muse and his crew target Phillips's unarmed ship; in the standoff 145 miles off the Somali coast that follows, the two men find themselves at the center of a compelling high-seas drama.

Written by: Billy Ray.

Directed by: Paul Greengrass.

(Biography, Action, Drama, Thriller)


After losing a friend in a rock climbing accident, Gabe is hesitant to partake in a rescue mission in the Rocky Mountains. Throw in an old adversary, a plot twist involving armed and deadly "rescues," and Gabe finds himself involved in way more than he bargained for.

Director Renny Harlin's CLIFFHANGER is a violent but suspenseful high-wire action thriller.

(Action, Adventure, Thriller)


Highly decorated military official Cameron Poe finds himself sent to prison for manslaughter after his attempts to protect his wife in a drunken brawl goes terribly awry. Eight years later, Poe is finally up for parole and he anxiously awaits transport home to wife and kids via the "Jailbird," a plane known to transport the most vicious murderers in Louisiana's maximum security Feltham Penitentiary. En route to freedom, the Jailbird is hijacked by "cons" who divert the plane to Vegas. When officials contemplate ways to "ground" the Bird, it's up to Poe and several ground officials to intervene and find an alternative solution before a bullet-riddled Jailbird is shot out of the sky.

Director Simon West's "Con-Air" is an exciting, action-packed adrenaline pumper.

(Action, Crime, Thriller)

The Dark Knight

Bruce Wayne's alter-ego Batman raises the stakes in his war on crime in Gotham City in THE DARK KNIGHT. In league with Lieutenant Jim Gordon and District Attorney Harvey Dent, Batman sets out to dismantle the criminal organizations that continue to plague the city streets. The partnership proves effective at first, but is soon faced with an unprecedented challenge as a rising new criminal mastermind unleashes a violent reign of chaos on the terrified citizens of Gotham. The name of that mastermind? The Joker.

Directed by: Christopher Nolan

Written by: Jonathan and Christopher Nolan (screenplay), Christopher Nolan and David S. Goyer (story), Bob Kane (characters)

(Action, Crime, Drama, Fantasy)

The Dark Knight Rises

Eight years have passed since the events of The Dark Knight. Gotham is living through a time of peace. Batman has taken the fall for the death of Harvey Dent. Now a new evil force, named Bane, arrives in Gotham, aiming to take over the city. Wayne Manor has been completely rebuilt, but Bruce Wayne is almost a recluse, rarely venturing outside his estate. But with Bane seizing the city by force, Batman is drawn out of retirement. Now that he's in the fight, his allies are few. A jewel thief, Selina Kyle, could be the key to stopping Bane — but her loyalties and motives are suspect.

Directed by: Christopher Nolan

Written by: Jonathan and Christopher Nolan (screenplay), Christopher Nolan and David S. Goyer (story) and Bob Kane (characters)

(Action, Crime, Drama, Fantasy)

Diamonds Are Forever

This time around, Britain's favorite spy is tracking down a stolen case of diamonds from South African mines. While two assassins are out killing everyone involved in the smuggling ring, Bond goes undercover as diamond smuggler, Peter Franks, to get closer into the traitorous insiders. Of course, upon immersing himself in the action, he discovers that none other than the evil Blofeld is behind it all, yet again! Avoiding temptation from the beautiful smuggleresse, Bond does his best to take down Blofeld once and for all!

Written by: Ian Fleming (novel) and Richard Maibaum.

Directed by: Guy Hamilton.

(Action, Adventure, Thriller)

Die Hard

When an Los Angeles office building is taken hostage by terrorists, NYPD John McClane must find a way to beat the terrorists at their game and rescue the hostages, which include his wife. Joining the action is the FBI, but of course, the wily McClane, whose investment is more than personal in the case, has other plans for the terrorists.

Director John McTiernan's DIE HARD is a riveting, high octane action burst.

(Action, Thriller)

Die Hard 3: With a Vengeance

John McClane returns to save the day. This time around McClane, separated from his wife and suspended from the NYPD, finds himself back in the game after a man allegedly named "Simon" informs the NYPD of his terrorist scheme involving bombs distributed all over New York city. Challenging McClane to identify and disarm the bombs before they detonate, Simon raises the stakes and tests McClanes' "superman" abilities, who, with the help of Harlem electrician Zeus, race the clock to stop Simon from robbing the NY Bank of millions of dollars in gold.

Director John McTiernan's "Die Hard With a Vengeance" is a high testosterone action/comedy vehicle.

(Action, Adventure, Thriller)

Dirty Harry

Inspector "Dirty" Harry Callahan has no patience for criminals, and worse, a faulty justice system working to aid and abet their nefarious ways. But when a deranged "hippie" sniper goes on a shooting spree, killing several people, the justice system actually works against the prosecutors, rendering the hippie's rifle as "invalid" evidence obtained through an "illegal" search. Now Harry must choose between the "Law" and his conscience in his attempt to stop the madman before any more people suffer the consequences of his deranged wrath.

Director Don Siegel's DIRTY HARRY is a classic, slam-bang action thriller, one of the films that helped make Clint Eastwood a huge star in the 70s.

(Action, Crime, Thriller)

The Equalizer

In THE EQUALIZER, Denzel Washington plays Robert McCall, a man trying to put his mysterious past behind him in order to find a new, quiet life. But when he meets Teri (Chloë Grace Moretz), a young girl at the mercy of the ultra-violent Russian mob, he refuses to stand idly by. A possessor of unique skills that enable him to wreak vengeance on anyone who would prey on the defenseless, McCall comes out of self-imposed retirement and rediscovers his desire for justice.

Written by: Richard Wenk

Directed by: Antoine Fuqua

(Action, Crime, Thriller)


Witness Security Marshal John Kruger is assigned to protect Lee Cullen, an employee of Cyrez Corp — a company that manufactures highly confidential artillery for the government. But when Lee suspects a scam involving Cyrez, the big man stops at nothing to silence her inquiries, which may provide the FBI with precisely the information needed to finally take down the corrupt corporation. Hiding Lee in New York, John does his best to keep Lee alive and solve the mystery behind Cyrez once and for all.

Director Charles Russell's "Eraser" marks a return to the basic action fare that made Arnold a top international star. While not offer any surprises, Arnold delivers a strong, credible protector of government witnesses.

(Action, Drama, Mystery)

48 Hrs.

Jack Cates is an eccentric, albeit tough San Franciscan cop, and sole survivor of a recent shootout involving local thugs. In pursuit of the "bad guys," Cates visits their ex-partner Reggie Hammond, and decides to spring him from jail for 48 hours, hoping the time allotted is sufficient to allow Cates to find and bust bad boys Billy and Ganz. But Jack and Reggie are anything but chums, and with a $500,000 booty at stake, many an interesting and action-packed turn makes Cates job all the harder.

Walter Hill's 48 HRS is a classic action adventure/comedy.

(Action, Comedy, Crime)

The French Connection

NY cops Popeye Doyle and Buddy Russo are following their lead on the latest heroin deal, tailing two suspects, and their French "connection" in the process. Surveying a local candy store, Popeye and Russo await the moment to make the "big bust," but of course, train hijackings, car chases, death threats, and a good-guy/bad-guy showdown ensues!

(Action, Crime, Drama)

From Dusk Till Dawn

Fugitive brother-band Seth and Richard Gecko escape to Mexico with the Fuller Family as their hostages after a bank robbery turned bloody in Texas. Once they clean their debts with a kingpin they rendezvous at a local bar where the crooks turn out to be vampires. Together, the Fullers and Geckos have to survive "from dusk till dawn" in order for the vampires to let them go.

Director Robert Rodriquez's "From Dusk Till Dawn" is a wild, imaginative horror gore fest.

(Action, Crime, Horror)

From Russia With Love

FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE is an adaptation of Ian Fleming's 1957 novel and the second of what would become a string of classic Bond films. At the head of the film is the original Bond, Sean Connery. This time Bond is off to Istanbul in hopes of intercepting a Russian cipher machine, unaware how much bait lay in waiting. With a Russian beauty, the nefarious organization SPECTRE, a deadly assassin, and a determined Russian agent in the prospects, Bond will have his hands more than full as he attempts to escape the multiple red herrings and deliver the coveted machine back to the British Secret Service.

Written by: Ian Fleming (novel), Joanna Hardwood (adaptation), and Richard Maibaum (screenplay).

Directed by: Terence Young.

(Action, Adventure, Thriller)


As the Allies are making their final push in the European Theatre in April of 1945, a battle-hardened Army sergeant known as Wardaddy commands a Sherman tank and his five-man crew on a deadly mission deep behind enemy lines. Outnumbered, out-gunned, and forced to take on a rookie soldier in their platoon, Wardaddy and his men confront overwhelming odds in their heroic attempts to strike a mortal blow into the heart of Nazi Germany.

Written and Directed by: David Ayer

(Action, Drama, War)

The Getaway

On parole early, Dan McCoy has to repay the favor to Sheriff Beynon. The gig: robbing another bank. But of course, Beynon has no intention of letting McCoy walk from his set-up, and neither does Rudy Butler, McCoy's "partner" in the heist. But, when put to the test by crooked cops, Doc McCoy is anything but an easy target to nail.

Director Sam Peckinpah's "The Getaway" is an exciting, explosive action entertainment vehicle.

(Action, Crime, Thriller)


Yet another action packed Bond flick, this time around Britain's favorite spy is sent to Russia to track down Ourumov, the Russian suspected of the possession of GoldenEye, a secret "space" weapon, and the murder of Bond's close friend. Teaming up with Natalya Simonova, Bond does his best to deter the rogue Ourumov from destroying London, and potentially, the world.

Director Martin Campbell's GOLDENEYE is a worthy Bond film and a great showcase for Pierce.

(Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi)


The pride of the British Secret Service, Agent 007 James Bond is on the trail of the "monomaniacal" Auric Goldfinger, "the man with the Midas touch," to try to find out how Goldfinger is smuggling his gold, and winds up trying to foil Goldfinger's dastardly plans to contaminate the gold in Fort Knox, which would give him ultimate economic power.

Screenplay by: Richard Maibaum and Paul Dehn, based on Ian Fleming's novel.

Directed by: Guy Hamilton.

(Action, Adventure, Thriller)

Gunga Din

Three fun-loving British Sergeants, stationed in British India during the 19th century, find themselves, along with their loyal water carrier, called to stop the murderous Thuggee cult before they ambush the British forces and spread terror among the people.

Story: Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur. Screenplay by: Joel Sayre and Fred Guiol. Story and Screenplay based on Rudyard Kipling's poem written during the real Thuggee uprising in India.

Directed and produced by George Stevens.

(Adventure, War)

Hard Target

When Natasha Binder ventures to New Orleans in search of her father whose mysteriously missing, she runs into a man by the name of Chance. A la Chance, Binder discovers her father's been killed by an organization who apparently sell "human hunting" opportunities; the prey are combat veterans. With Chance by her side, Binder tries to find a way to take down the system, but with a workers strike in action, and Chance suddenly targeted as one of the "prey" in the corrupt company's "game," the stakes have suddenly been raised very high.

Director John Woo's HARD TARGET is an exciting, involving, rip-roaring action flick.

(Action, Thriller)

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

The adventure continues with "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire". This year at Hogwarts Harry suddenly finds himself an unexpected competitor in the deadly Tri-Wizard tournament where Harry, the odd-man out, will have to battle not just for fame, but for his life. With darkness, death, and doom all around, Harry does his best to avoid falling prey to either the dangerous Tri-Wizard games or the conspiring minds of Lord Voldemort's loyal followers.

Written by: Steven Kloves (screenplay) and J.K. Rowling (novel).

Directed by: Mike Newell.

(Adventure, Family, Fantasy)

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

"Harry Potter & the Sorcerer's Stone" is the first of what will become a whirlwind sequence of spectacular fantasy/adventure films adapted from the ever-popular book series written by British author J.K. Rowling. Kicking off the series, "The Sorcerer's Stone" tells of how Harry Potter came to be a chosen prophet of sorcery. Surviving a certain death experience, the orphan is rescued by the benevolent Headmaster Dumbledore, and left to the custody of his nefarious aunt and uncle; the Muggles. Raised in isolation and abuse, Harry's "guardian", Hagrid, rescues him from the perils of his abusive life and whisks him off to Hogwarts Magic Academy where he will have the opportunity to realize his talents as a great sorcerer. There, in addition to making new friends and settling into a place he can call "Home", Harry will learn his tragic family history and how it's interconnected to the current nefarious mayhem occurring behind Hogwarts' walls at night.

Written by: J.K. Rowling (novel) and Steven Kloves (screenplay).

Directed by: Chris Columbus.

(Adventure, Family, Fantasy)

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

A reluctant Hobbit, Bilbo Baggins, is swept into a quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor from the fire-breathing dragon Smaug. Approached without warning by the wizard Gandalf the Grey, Bilbo joins a company of dwarves led by Thorin Oakenshield, a renowned warrior. Their journey leads them through perilous lands overrun with Goblins and Orcs, Wargs and Giant Spiders, Shapeshifters and Sorcerers. Although their goal lies in the wastelands of the Lonely Mountain to the East, first they must break out from the goblin tunnels, where Bilbo meets the creature who will change his life forever... Gollum.

Written by: J.R.R. Tolkien, Peter Jackson, Philippa Boyens, Guillermo del Toro, and Fran Walsh

Directed by: Peter Jackson

(Action, Adventure, Fantasy)

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

After successfully traversing the Misty Mountains, Thorin and Company seek aid from a powerful stranger before facing new dangers in Mirkwood Forest — without their Wizard. If they reach the human settlement of Lake-town, it will then be time for Bilbo Baggins to fulfill his contractual agreement with the dwarves. The party must complete the journey to Lonely Mountain, and Baggins must find the Secret Door that leads to the treasure of the dragon Smaug. Meanwhile, where has Gandalf gone? And what is his secret business to the south?

Written by: J.R.R. Tolkien, Peter Jackson, Philippa Boyens, Guillermo del Toro, and Fran Walsh

Directed by: Peter Jackson

(Action, Adventure, Fantasy)

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

The concluding episode of Peter Jackson's second Middle Earth trilogy, THE HOBBIT: THE BATTLE OF THE FIVE ARMIES brings an epic finish to the adventures of Bilbo Baggins, Thorin Oakenshield and the Company of Dwarves. Having wrested their homeland from the clutches of Smaug, the Company has unintentionally let loose a deadly force on the world, as the enraged dragon rains fiery fury down on defenseless Lake-town. Blindly fixated on keeping his reclaimed treasure, Thorin sacrifices friendship and honor while Bilbo's frantic attempts to make him see reason drive the Hobbit into a desperate and dangerous dilemma. But even greater dangers lie ahead. Unseen by all but Gandalf, the great enemy Sauron has dispatched legions of Orcs on a stealth attack on Lonely Mountain.

Written by: J.R.R. Tolkien, Peter Jackson, Philippa Boyens, Guillermo del Toro, and Fran Walsh

Directed by: Peter Jackson

(Action, Adventure, Fantasy)

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

This exciting adventure yarn begins with the disappearance of Indiana Jones' father, Professor Henry Jones. In Venice, Italy, Professor Henry Jones was searching for information on the location of his life long obsession, finding the Holy Grail, known as "The Cup of Christ." A private collector, Walter Donavan had financed the Professor's trip, and when Jones had disappeared, Walter Donovan contacted Indiana Jones for help. Indiana Jones, armed with his father's diaries, travels to Venice with museum curator, Marcus Brody in tow, and the thrills, danger, action and moments of discovery begin for all involved; heroes and villains.

(Action, Adventure)

Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull

In the Cold War, Soviet agents watch Professor Jones (Harrison Ford) when a young man brings him a coded message from an aged, demented colleague, Harold Oxley (John Hurt). Led by the ambitious and brilliant Irina Spalko (Cate Blanchett), the Soviets track Jones and the young man, Mutt (Shia LaBeouf), to Peru. With Oxley's code, they locate a legendary skull made from a single piece of quartz. If Jones can deliver it to its rightful place, all may be well — but if Irina manages to return it to its origin, she'll possess powers that could threaten the West. Aging professor and young buck join forces with a woman from Jones's past to face down the dangers of the jungle, Russia, and the supernatural.

Written by: David Koepp (screenplay), George Lucas and Jeff Nathanson (story), and George Lucas and Philip Kaufman (characters)

(Action, Adventure)


Trapped in a mysteriously magical board game, Jumanji, for the past 25 years, Alan Parris is finally freed when two children resurrect the game. But along the way, the children will release a herd of exotic African animals as well. As mayhem erupts in the city, Alan and the kids must do their best to save their city from destruction. But with every roll of the die new consequences and adventures ensue. In JUMANJI life really is a game of chance!

Director Joe Johnston's "Jumanji" is a wild "Twilight Zone" type movie.

(Adventure, Family, Fantasy)

Kelly's Heroes

Set in World War 2, when a German Colonel is captured by American soldiers, ex-Lieutenant Kelly manages to extract information from the P.O.W. pertaining to a secret mission that involves $16,000,000, and a German bank behind enemy lines. Determined to get "in on the action," Kelly and his men head into German-occupied France in hopes of stealing the gold for themselves.

Director Brian G. Hutton, with "Kelly's Heroes," has delivered a fun, character driven World War 2 caper flick.

(Adventure, Comedy, War)

Kill Bill: Volume 1

As KILL BILL: VOLUME 1 begins, a wedding party is slaughtered during a dress rehearsal in a rural chapel. The prime target of the slaughter is Black Mamba, aka The Bride. Pregnant and left for dead in her blood-soaked wedding dress by the assassin Bill and his henchmen The Vipers, the Bride is actually just comatose. Four years later she awakens from her coma and realizes what's been done to her. Vowing revenge, she sets off on a maniacally focused mission, seeking out her one-time master and his unsuspecting underlings. One by one she kills them off, saving Bill for last.

Directed by: Quentin Tarantino


Kill Bill: Volume 2

The Bride's quest of murder and revenge continues with three names left on her list of Death. Budd, Elle Driver and then BILL. If Kill Bill Volume One was the question, then Kill Bill volume two is the answer. Don't watch the answer without knowing the question.

Directed by: Quentin Tarantino.

(Action, Crime, Thriller)

King Kong (1933)

Carl Denham, a film maker who likes to take risks for success, leads an expedition to the mysterious, wild, unknown tropical Skull Island to make his latest adventure yarn. They discover a dangerous prehistoric world, complete with a giant gorilla, when Denham's blonde wanna-be actress is kidnapped by local natives for a terrifying purpose. Death, havoc, and mayhem continue when the giant gorilla is captured and taken back to New York as a money making sideshow.

Written by: Merian C. Cooper, Edgar Wallace, James Ashmore Creelman, and Ruth Rose.

Directed by: Merian C. Cooper and Ernest B. Schoedsack.

(Adventure, Fantasy)

King Kong (2005)

KING KONG is the extraordinary remake of the legendary tale of beauty and the beast. Heading out to a remote island, a film producer and his crew are anything but prepared for what awaits. When their lead female is taken captive and offered as a sacrifice to a 25 foot gorilla the rest of her brave men will have to brave confrontations with dinosaurs, 3 ft insects, and of course, the King himself. Taking him captive, the gorilla is subject to a mercenary New York where his fate lay in the hands of a fragile 5 foot beauty, Ann Darrow.

Screenplay written by: Fran Walsh and Philippa Boyens.

Directed by: Peter Jackson.

(Action, Adventure, Drama)

Kingsman: The Secret Service

Based on the acclaimed comic book, KINGSMAN: THE SECRET SERVICE tells the story of a super-secret spy organization that recruits a rough but promising street kid into the agency's hyper-competitive training program — just as a worldwide threat emerges from a twisted tech genius.

Directed by: Matthew Vaughn

Written by: Jane Goldman and Matthew Vaughn (screenplay), Mark Millar and Dave Gibbons (comic book "The Secret Service")

(Action, Adventure, Comedy)

Lethal Weapon 2

Yet another adventure with Riggs and Murtaugh ensues when South African Krugerrands, a red BMW, drugs, and an annoying federal witness by the name of Leo Getz work their way into the plot. Complicating matters is news that Getz is (drug) business with the South African diplomats, one of whom is responsible for the death of Riggs' wife, and, unbelievably, his latest love interest. Bloody vengeance ensues.

Director Richard Donner's "Lethal Weapon 2" offers great, fast paced buddy buddy action entertainment.

(Action, Crime, Thriller)

Lethal Weapon 4

Back again, Riggs and Murtaugh return from near death to strap on their action boots in pursuit of, Uncle Benny, a mob boss in Chinatown who is running a counterfeit Chinese currency scam that includes illegally imported Chinese slaves. Once again the duo team up with Leo Getz and Lorna Cole, and newcomer Chris Rock joins the quartet as Riggs NYPD son-in-law for some lethal action.

Directed by Richard Donner.

(Action, Crime, Thriller)

Live and Let Die

This time around "Live and Let Die" sees Bond romping through Louisiana swamps, Caribbean jungles, and the streets of New York in search of answers as to why three British agents were suddenly murdered within a 2 weeks span. Along the way a beautiful Tarot gypsy virgin by the name of Solitaire will play both sides to her vantage while an evil, drug magnate stops at nothing to see Bond dead before his secret is exposed.

Written by: Ian Fleming (novel) and Tom Mankiewicz.

Directed by: Guy Hamilton.

(Action, Adventure, Thriller)

Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels

"Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels" tells of the comedic pandemonium that ensues after a local card shark gets cheated out of his money and winds up indebted to the nefarious 'Hatchet' Harry for the sum of a half million pound. He and his buddies scheme ways to account for the hefty debt due in a swift five days, deciding to rob some robbers who already nailed a job. Adding to the chaos is the quest for the possession of two invaluable antique muskets worth several million pound a piece. One by one, a series of unfortunate events will bring all together; money, men, and muskets, with few left standing.

(Comedy, Crime)

Lone Survivor

Based on a New York Times best seller, LONE SURVIVOR tells the story of Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell, who set out on an ill-fated covert mission with his team in the Hindu Kush region of Afghanistan to neutralize a notorious Taliban leader named Ahmad Shah in late June 2005. After running into mountain herders and capturing them, they were left with no choice but to either follow their rules of engagement or be imprisoned. Marcus and his team fought for their lives in one of the most valiant efforts of modern warfare.

Written by: Peter Berg (movie), and Marcus Luttrell and Patrick Robinson (book)

Directed by: Peter Berg

(Action, Biography, Drama)

The Long Kiss Goodnight

Samantha Caine is enjoying an ideal suburban lifestyle in a quaint New England town. Playing "mommy" to her 8 year-old daughter Caitlin, and the "good wife" to her loving husband, Caitlin is taken aback when her amnesia begins to fade and leaves some astonishing memories in its wake. As Samantha begins to remember her past-life as a deadly, top-secret agent, she discovers her old affiliates are prepared to see that she never remembers again! With the help of the precarious Mitch, Samantha sheds her "Susie homemaker" ways for a much more lethal get-up a la code name "Charly," a deadly agent out for vengeance, justice, and at times, cold-blood.

Director Renny Harlin's "The Long Kiss Goodnight" is an entertaining fast paced, action-adventure tale that deals with memory (or lack of it) and self-discovery.

(Action, Crime, Drama)


In 2074, when the mob wants to kill someone, the would-be target is sent into the past, where a hired gun awaits — someone like Joe — who learns one day that the mob wants to 'close the loop' on him by sending back his future self for assassination. Thoughtful and thrilling, LOOPER is an uncommonly smart, boldly original mix of futuristic sci-fi and good old-fashioned action.

Written and Directed by Rian Johnson.

(Action, Crime, Sci-Fi)

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

This classic "Action-Fantasy" story of good verses evil, friendship and sacrifice, is a rousing, adventure tale that brings Tolkien's novel, The Fellowship of the Ring, to glorious life. In the world of the mystical, magical middle earth, a young Hobbit Frodo Baggins, with the help of a wizard, his fellow Hobbit friends, and four warriors, sets out on a dangerous journey to throw an evil, all powerful ring into the fires of Mount Doom, to defeat an evil presence, threatening to destroy all the communities.

Directed by: Peter Jackson. Screenplay by: Frances Walsh, Philippa Boyens, and Peter Jackson, based on J.R.R. Tolkien's novel "The Fellowship of the Ring."

(Adventure, Fantasy)

The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

The second film of the epic trilogy, "The Two Towers" continues the fellowships' journey towards Mordor where Frodo will once and for all destroy the coveted ring. But with the fellowship split up will they be able to withstand the harsh evils of Middle-Earth in pieces? As Frodo and Sam make way for Mordor with none other than the precarious Gollum as their guide, Merry and Pippin march towards Saruman's tower with "Treebeard" and other ancient Ents. In the meantime Legolas, Aragorn, and Gimli travel across Middle-Earth in search of Merry and Pippin, all the while engaging in multiple battles with Orcs, and other enemies. With the evil Saruman preparing a massive battle to destroy all of mankind, it appears that Legolas, Aragorn, and Gimli will have to, with the help of King Theoden and Rohanians, fight for the right of man. A surprise visit from Gandalf the Grey brings momentary relief to the fellowship's quest.

Written by: J.R.R. Tolkien (novel) and Fran Walsh (screenplay).

Directed by: Peter Jackson.

(Adventure, Fantasy)

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

This wonderful third installment of Jackson's Lord of the Rings trilogy tells the various adventures and trials of our heroes in a fight for middle earth's survival. Each has a specific task to complete. All these battles have one goal in mind: distract the Eye of Sauron and buy Sam and Frodo a little more time to destroy the ring.

Screenplay by Frances Walsh, Philippa Boyens and Peter Jackson, based on J.R.R. Tolkien's novel, Return of the King.

The Return of the King won a Best Picture Oscar, and 10 more awards: Best Art Direction, Best Costume Design, Best Director, Best Film Editing, Best Make Up, Best Musical Score, Best Song, Best Sound Mixing, Best Visual Effects, and Best Screenplay adapted from another source.

Directed by: Peter Jackson.

(Adventure, Fantasy)

Man of Steel

In MAN OF STEEL, a young boy, Clark Kent, learns that he possesses extraordinary powers and was not born of human parents on earth, though his life in the American heartland is the only life he knows. As a young man, he journeys across the globe to discover where he came from and what he was sent here to do. When the evil General Zod arrives from Clark's home planet bent on Clark's destruction, Clark must summon the hero in himself if he is to rise to the challenge of vanquishing Zod. In the process he becomes a symbol of hope for all of mankind.

Written by David S. Goyer (screenplay), David S. Goyer and Christopher Nolan (story), Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster (Superman created by)

Directed by Zack Snyder

(Action, Adventure, Fantasy)

The Matrix

This action-packed, science fiction adventure yarn with terrific special effects tells the story of computer programmer Thomas Anderson, whose life changes dramatically from ordinary citizen with an illegal hacking business to a freedom fighter, just a hop, skip and a jump ahead of computer-generated police, after he is contacted by a woman, Trinity. Through Trinity,Thomas Anderson gets involved with a group of rebels, led by Morpheus, who frees him from a fake, artificially created world, called "The Matrix," established by dominating, intelligent machinery, who harvest the energy created by enslaved, unaware humanity. Anderson eventually learns and accepts what he is destined to be.

Written and directed by: Andy and Larry Wachowski.

(Action, Sci-Fi)

Mission: Impossible

Based on the hit T.V. series, this first MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE movie shows us Jim Phelps, sent to Prague on a mission to prevent the theft of classified material. Phelps's wife Claire and his trusted partner Ethan Hunt are members of his team. The mission fails in a disastrous turn of events, leaving Ethan the only survivor. When Hunt reports the failed mission, Kettridge, the head of the agency, suspects him of being the saboteur. Now Ethan must use unorthodox methods to try to discover who set him up and clear his name.

Directed by: Brian De Palma

Written by: Robert Towne and David Koepp (screenplay), Bruce Geller (TV series), David Koepp and Steven Zaillian (story)

(Action, Adventure, Thriller)

Mission: Impossible III

Superspy Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) has retired from active duty to train new IMF agents. But he's called back into action to confront the toughest villain he's ever faced — Owen Davian (Philip Seymour Hoffman), an international weapons and information merchant with no conscience. Hunt assembles his team: his old friend Luther Strickell (Ving Rhames), transportation expert Declan (Jonathan Rhys Meyers), and background operative Zhen (Maggie Q). They're tasked with rescuing one of Ethan's own trainees, Lindsey (Keri Russell), who was kidnapped while surveilling Davian.

Directed by: J.J. Abrams

Written by: Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci, and J.J. Abrams, and Bruce Geller (TV series)

(Action, Adventure, Thriller)

Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol

In the fourth installment of the Mission Impossible series, Ethan Hunt and a new team race against time to track down an international terrorist, Hendricks, who's in possession of Russian nuclear launch codes and plans a strike on the United States. An attempt by Hunt's team to stop him at the Kremlin ends in a disaster, with an explosion that severely damages the Kremlin and forces a disavowal from the IMF. Undeterred, Ethan and company pursue Hendricks first to Dubai and then to Mumbai, but might still be too late to head off a disaster.

Directed by: Brad Bird

Written by: Josh Appelbaum and André Nemec, Bruce Geller (TV series)

(Action, Adventure, Thriller)

Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation

Superspy Ethan Hunt and his team take on their most challenging mission yet, attempting to eliminate once and for all the Syndicate — an International rogue organization as highly skilled as they are, who are, themselves, committed to destroying the IMF. Meanwhile, CIA chief Alan Hunley (Alec Baldwin) convinces a Senate committee to disband the IMF, arguing that it's become too reckless. Now on his own, Ethan carries on in his attempt to destroy the Syndicate.

Directed by: Christopher McQuarrie

Written by: Christopher McQuarrie (screenplay and story), Drew Pearce (story), and Bruce Geller (TV series)

(Action, Adventure, Thriller)

Mr. and Mrs. Smith

"Mr. and Mrs. Smith" takes the latest "IT" couple of Hollywood and makes them best friends and worst enemies in this steamy action flick that has them playing husband and wife and occupational rivals. After a racy introduction, and an even faster marriage, John and Joan Smith live out their marriage in genteel courtesy. With more to want on the matrimonial side of things, the Smiths are about to find that long-missing flame in the guise of an arch rivalry between competing spy agencies. Torn between killing their enemy and loving their partner, the Smiths light up the screen in a steamy, heated, high-tech Hollywood action bonanza!

Written by: Simon Kinberg.

Directed by: Doug Liman.

(Action, Comedy, Crime)

The Mummy

Set in 1923, thirty-six centuries after the initial action, when a group of archaeologists stumble upon Egypt's Hamunaptra (City of the Dead) tomb site, they discover the bodily remains of Imhotep: a condemned Egyptian priest who, after killing Pharaoh Seti and sleeping with his mistress, was sentence to being mummified alive with a Hom-Dai curse placed over his tomb. Accidentally freeing Imhotep from his mummified prison, the archaeologists must find the "Book of the Living," which seems to hold the key to banishing Imhotep and his vengeful wrath once and for all. The stakes: archaeologist Evelyn's life, and possibly, the world!

Written and directed by Stephen Sommers.

(Action, Adventure, Fantasy)

The Mummy Returns

In this sequel, an additional destructive force, with roots in ancient Egypt is threatening to wreak havoc on humankind. The story begins 8 years later, with Egyptologists Rick and Evelyn O'Connell and their 8 year old son Alex, still looking for artifacts. They manage to find a valuable, yet dangerous find, The Bracelet of Anubis, King of the Underworld, and owner of the Scorpion King's soul. The Scorpion King is another Egyptian beastie whose army of underworld warriors is now up for grabs! For, followers of the evil priest Imhotep successfully resurrect him in a chamber of the British Museum, with the dastardly plan to use the Bracelet of Anubis to find and then kill the Scorpion King, and use the army for wicked purposes. Unfortunately, young Alex felt drawn to the bracelet and put it on, and it won't come off! Uh Oh! Rick, Evelyn and Alex O'Connell, and Uncle Jonathan and other friends are in for threatening adventures where everyone is tested to the limit.

Written and directed by Stephen Sommers.

(Action, Adventure, Fantasy)


In OCTOPUSSY, Bond travels to India in search of an exiled Prince after British agent 009 dies while ascertaining a covetous Russian Faberge egg. Meanwhile a Russian General has hopes of starting WW III and instigating universal Soviet control: his plans include smuggling an atomic bomb into a U.S. Air Force base in Britain. While Bond peruses his way through nemeses, women, alcohol, and action and adventure, he races against the clock to take down Khan, Orlov, and stop the bomb before his beloved "Octopussy" and thousands of innocent civilians are killed!

Written by: Ian Fleming and George MacDonald Fraser.

Directed by: John Glen.

(Action, Adventure, Thriller)

Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl

A cursed gold pirate pendant causes all sorts of trouble. A band of nasty pirates, led by Captain Barbossa, attack Port Royal, which results in the kidnapping of a lovely Elizabeth Swann, who now owns this pendant. An unlikely team of treasure-loving pirate Jack Sparrow, in need of a ship, and Will Turner, go in hot pursuit, three steps ahead of the British Navy, to catch up with Captain Barbossa, his stolen ship and crew on The Black Pearl, who all have serious problems of their own with the consequences of trying to take a cursed treasure.

Screenplay by Anthony Perkins, and Stephen Sondheim. Screen story by Stuart Beattie, and Jay Wolpert. Inspired by Walt Disney's Pirates of the Caribbean ride.

Directed by: Gore Verbinski.

(Action, Adventure, Fantasy)

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest

Notorious Captain Jack Sparrow is at it again in this non-stop action-packed sequel to "Pirates I: The Curse of the Black Pearl." This time around, Jack gets a visit from the infamous sea legend, Davy Jones, who has come to claim his payment for the resurrection of the Black Pearl thirteen years ago. As Sparrow tries to evade selling his soul to Jones' purgatory-esque crew, William Turner seeks out Sparrow in hopes of acquiring a certain coveted compass that will be a bartering tool in exchange for the lives of both himself, and his beautiful fiancée, Miss Elizabeth Swan. From one geographic region to the next, Sparrow, Turner, and the swashbuckling crew evade the ruthless Davy Jones, his tactless crustacean crew, and the nefarious sea monster, AKA the Kragen, all the while piecing together the mystery behind Lord Beckett's mysterious plans.

Written by: Ted Elliott and Terry Rossio.

Directed by: Gore Verbinski.

(Action, Adventure, Fantasy)


When the CIA hires Dutch and his platoon of commandos to rescue airmen from the mercy of Central American guerrilla soldiers, the mission turns precarious as the commandos realize that they are being hunted... but by what? As the commandos do their best to carry out their mission, they must also avoid the fatal run-ins with "the predator."

Director John McTiernan's "Predator" is a rough and tumble action epic.

(Action, Horror, Sci-Fi)

The Quick and the Dead

When an unsuspecting, gun-slinging, blonde beauty rides into a sleepy western town where her father's killer resides, mayhem abounds. As the eve of the town's hosting highly anticipated gun-fighting competition approaches, the able-bodies "quick and the brave" come out of the woodworks, and that means conflict, chaos, and, of course, carnage!

Director Sam Raimi's "The Quick and the Dead" is a lively, Western spoof.

(Action, Thriller, Western)

The Road Warrior

This action-packed sequel follows Mad Max, a lone ex-cop wandering through a post-nuclear war, apocalyptic Australia in search for precious petrol. Running into a small, vulnerable and remote oil refinery, the lone Max takes to protecting them from Humangus, Wez, and their nefarious bike gang who terrorize Max and the community in their attempts to secure the petrol's transport across a desert no-man's land.

(Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi)

The Rock

This exciting action yarn begins to roll when Brigadier General Francis X. Hummel, USMC, because of a huge grudge against the government, takes a group of marines and break in and steal nerve gas from a military facility. After taking over Alcatraz prison museum in the San Francisco Bay, Hummel proceeds to extort the city of San Francisco with his demands, threatening to attack with nerve gas! YIKES! Enter nerve gas specialist, Dr. Stanley Goodspeed, who works for the FBI as a scientist, not a field agent. Goodspeed is paired with the only man, John Patrick Mason, who is an ex British agent, unjustly doing hard time since 1963 without a trial. Mason is offered his freedom if he helps Goodspeed and the FBI team regain control.

Director Michael Bay's "The Rock" is an exciting, big budget, action adventure thrill fest.

(Action, Adventure, Thriller)

Run Lola Run

RUN LOLA RUN is a frantic race against the clock that follows two Berlin-based 20-somethings, Manni and Lola. Manni, a local criminal's errand boy, has just lost twenty thousand Deutsche Marks with just twenty minutes — he's got to replace the money before his boss finds out and rubs him out. Manni turns to quick-witted, resourceful Lola to devise a plan to save his skin. Off she sprints, running for Manni's life, for her love, and to find the money somewhere, somehow. As we cycle through three "what if" variations on Lola's mission to save her mate, RUN LOLA RUN hurls us into each outcome with a wonderfully-unpredictable peppering of surprises, quirks, and twists. Franka Potente as the heroic, flame-haired Lola, and Moritz Bleibtreu as her doltish but devoted lover, have great chemistry.

Written and Directed by Tom Tykwer.

(Action, Crime, Thriller)


Evelyn Salt (Angelina Jolie), the eponymous character in SALT, is a respected CIA agent with strong professional ties to her boss (Liev Schreiber). When a Russian spy walks into their offices and offers vital intelligence — the President of Russia is set to be assassinated during an upcoming visit to New York City while attending the funeral of the recently deceased U.S. Vice President — the name of the assassin comes as a shock: Evelyn Salt. Alarmed about the safety of her husband, who she cannot contact, Evelyn flies the coop. Winter refuses to accept that she's either a mole or a double agent, but her behavior starts to raise doubts. Who is Evelyn Salt? And what is she planning?

Written By: Kurt Wimmer, Brian Helgeland

Directed By: Phillip Noyce

(Action, Crime, Mystery)

Sherlock Holmes

After apprehending the serial killer and occult sorcerer Lord Blackwood, renowned sleuth Sherlock Holmes and his loyal assistant Dr. Watson close the door on another successful case. But when Blackwood mysteriously returns from the grave and resumes his killing spree, Holmes must renew the hunt. Contending with his partner's new fiancée and the dullard head of Scotland Yard, Holmes must solve the clues that will lead him into a web of murder, deceit, and black magic — and the dangerous embrace of a temptress named Irene Adler.

Directed by: Guy Ritchie

Written by: Michael Robert Johnson, Anthony Peckham, and Simon Kinberg (screenplay), Lionel Wigram and Michael Robert Johnson (screen story), and Arthur Conan Doyle (characters)

(Action, Adventure, Crime)

Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows

In SHERLOCK HOLMES: A GAME OF SHADOWS, the world's best-known amateur detective and his loyal companion journey across Europe with a gypsy adventuress in an attempt to foil an intricate plot by their cunning arch-nemesis, Professor Moriarty. The film follows an original premise which incorporates elements from two of Arthur Conan Doyle's short stories: "The Final Problem" and "The Empty House”.

Directed by: Guy Ritchie

Written by: Michele and Kieran Mulroney, and Arthur Conan Doyle (characters)

(Action, Adventure, Crime)


SNATCH is yet another brilliant import from Britain's stylized director Guy Ritchie. An amped up version of "Lock, Stock", SNATCH tells of the criminal, comedic, and action-packed mayhem of the underground world in the race for possession of a coveted 86 carat diamond, that interacts with the likes of Pikeys, boxing rings, diamond heists, hare races, etc. It's London at its finest, so to speak.

Written and directed by: Guy Ritchie.

(Comedy, Crime)


Set in 1993, when The ET Intelligence Project receives an unprecedented transmission dictating the scientific procedure for splicing human DNA with a detailed alien DNA code, the result is the beautiful but deadly Sil. Half alien, half bombshell, Sil wanders the streets in search of a mate (and, man - pardon the pun - are the consequences brutal for those who don't concede to her advances!), while agent Xavier Fitch does his best to track her down before the world has a deadly, alien endemic on their hands.

Director Roger Donaldson's "Species" is a wild, sexy, violent, surprisingly entertaining Sci-Fi action thriller.

(Horror, Sci-Fi)


When an elevator is mysteriously sabotaged, LAPD cops Jack Traven and Harry Temple come to the rescue. Undeterred, terrorist bomber Howard Payne places a new challenge before the cops: to stop a bomb from self-detonating on a city bus loaded with unsuspecting passengers. Complications ensue as a pretty lady works her way into the action-packed plot.

Director Jan de Bont's SPEED is a full throttle, hell-to-leather action vehicle.

(Action, Crime, Thriller)


In this film version of Marvel Comics' superhero character Spider-Man, Peter Parker, orphaned as a child and now a nerdy high-schooler who's bullied by jocks, can't confess his crush on his stunning neighborhood girl Mary Jane Watson. One day on a class field trip to a laboratory, a runaway radioactive spider bites him... and his life soon changes radically. Peter's physique becomes much more muscular, his vision much clearer, and he gains the astounding ability to cling to vertical surfaces, crawl over walls, and shoot filaments of web from his wrist... Meanwhile, an eccentric millionaire, Norman Osborn, self-administers a performance enhancing drug, which results in the emergence of his maniacal alter ego — and Spider-Man's mortal enemy — Green Goblin.

Directed by: Sam Raimi

Written by: David Koepp (screenplay), and Stan Lee and Steve Ditko (Marvel comic book)

(Action, Adventure, Fantasy)

Spider-Man 2

SPIDER-MAN II is the gripping action-packed sequel that continues the death defying adventures of Peter Parker as altruistic superhero Spider Man. This time around Spider Man will have to confront his life-long mentor, the brilliant physicist Doctor Octavius who, after a an experiment goes horribly awry, is transformed into the power-hungry mutanoid "Doc Oc" whose plans to initiate a nuclear power source threaten to destroy all of New York, and arguably the world. Meanwhile Parker's best friend is still on the lookout for a means to avenge his father's death via undermining Spider Man no matter the cost. Further complicating matters, Parker's love, Mary Jane, is betrothed to another and while Parker wrestles with his own feelings about love, he too will have to contemplate forever foregoing his alter ego Spider Man, or once again returning to save the day.

Written by: Stan Lee and Steve Ditko (comic book), Alfred Gough, Miles Millar, and Michael Chabon (screen story), and Alvin Sargent (screenplay).

Directed by: Sam Raimi.

(Action, Adventure, Fantasy)

Spider-Man 3

Peter Parker has finally managed to piece together the broken parts of his life. He's maintaining a balance between his relationship with Mary Jane and his heavy responsibilities as Spider-Man. But more challenges arise for him. Peter's old friend Harry Osbourne is out for revenge against him — taking up the mantle of his late father's persona as The New Goblin. There is also the matter of Uncle Ben's real killer, Flint Marko, who Peter must bring to justice. Then Peter's spider suit turns jet-black and greatly amplifies his powers — and simultaneously amplifies the much darker qualities of his personality. Peter is in danger of permanently losing himself to his demons.

Directed by: Sam Raimi

Written by: Sam and Ivan Raimi (screenplay and screen story) and Alvin Sargent (screenplay), and Stan Lee and Steve Ditko (Marvel comic book)

(Action, Adventure, Fantasy)

The Spy Who Loved Me

When a nuclear submarine, along with its crew, goes missing, British Secret Service spy James Bond, agent 007, is called to investigate. Teaming up with Russian beauty Major Anya Amasova, together the two agents work to discover the mystery behind missing nuclear subs and their alleged connection to scientist Karl Stromberg's "Atlantis."

Written by: Ian Fleming and Christopher Wood.

Directed by: Lewis Gilbert.

(Action, Adventure, Thriller)

Starship Troopers

In the future, in order to become a citizen, young people must serve in the military. In this sci-fi futuristic war action saga, the battle adventures of gun-ho, courageous young people and their leaders take place on another planet, fighting giant bugs. The bugs have nasty habits and attitudes, like enjoying a meal of human brains, after causing havoc and destruction in parts of the earth, making it necessary for the military to strike back on the bugs' home planet. These fire spitting, bugs prove to be difficult enemies, brutal in nature. Intergalactic war, special effects, and wide spread gore make for an interesting, blood and guts, hard-core sci-fi, war action thriller.

Directed by: Paul Verhoeven.

(Action, Sci-Fi, War)

The Terminator

The classic futuristic thriller that foresees a technology-intrinsic apocalypse. Future (2029 A.D.) corrupt computer systems company, Skynet, is fighting a losing war against the humans who built, and are now desperately trying to terminate it. But before they succeed, Skynet sends a Terminator, a deadly cyborg, back in time, 1984, to kill Sarah Connor, the alleged mother of "prophet-to-be" — aka resistance leader John Connor. While the Terminator goes in search of Sarah, the humans send their strongest soldier, Kyle Reese, back in time to stop him. While a troubled Sarah, whose life is anything but simple, does her best to evade the terminator, she meets up with Reese, and together the two flee the Terminator's deadly pursuit. But the question remains, will Sarah survive the Terminator's pursuits, and, when and with whom will she father the imperative resistance child, John, the boy on who's shoulders the fate of humans rests?

(Action, Sci-Fi)

Terminator 2: Judgment Day

TERMINATOR 2: JUDGMENT DAY is the exciting sci-fi sequel to the original film, The Terminator. Once again the evil tyrannical supercomputers teleport a cyborg assassin, T-1000 to try again to kill Sarah Conner's 10 year old son, John. Luckily, the rebels in the future who are fighting against the supercomputers, have re-programed the original Terminator to be a protector, not a killer, and send him back to protect young John from T-1000. This results in two humanoid robots (one good, one evil), battling it out to decide the future of humanity, that hangs on whether young John Conner lives or dies.

(Action, Sci-Fi)

The Thing (1982)

During their adventures in the Antarctic wasteland, a group of American scientists espy some presumed Norwegians pursuing a dog. But when the helicopter escorting the Norwegians crashes the Americans are left to ponder the mystery surrounding the dog without any additional information. Meanwhile, the Americans have taken the dog into their camp... big mistake. Overnight the dog seems to mutate, attacking the other dogs in their shared cage. As the scientists begin to investigate the mysterious happenings they soon realize they are dealing with an alien life form that possesses the ability to take over other life forms, using their shell as a sort of host. But with the "dog" on the loose, there's no telling who may be infected and who, or how one can stop it before it spells death for all.

Director John Carpenter's "The Thing" is a powerful, if gooey, earthmen versus alien spectacular.

(Action, Horror, Sci-Fi)

The Three Musketeers

ALL FOR ONE AND ONE FOR ALL! The Musketeers face adventure and challenges as they protect the Queen's honor and reputation, after being called into her service for a specific mission, which involves going to England to retrieve a damming piece of evidence. The Queen had used poor judgment and had an affair with the Duke of Buckingham, an enemy of France, giving him one of her diamonds from her necklace. A spy informs the Queen's biggest enemy, Cardinal Richelieu, who yearns to destroy her reputation, which adds danger and attempted road blocks to their mission along their way.

Executive Producers: Pierre Spengler and Ilya Salkind.

Director: Richard Lester.

(Action, Adventure, Romance)

Tomorrow Never Dies

This time around, Bond is out to take down media mogul Elliot Carver after discovering the nefarious villain's plans to instigate WW III between China and Britain in hopes of securing broadcasting rights and thus, global denomination in the media market. Helping Carver plot his scheme are guerrilla Germans and a radical leftist U.S. terrorist. But this time Bond will get some extra help of his own, from the beautiful Chinese undercover agent, Wei Lynn. Together, the two work to prevent their countries from going to war before Carver and his goons' plans prevail and mayhem ensues!

Directed by: Roger Spottiswoode.

(Action, Adventure, Thriller)

Total Recall (1990)

In this futuristic (2085 A.D.) thriller, Douglas Quaid, frequently haunted by a recurring nightmare involving a journey to Mars, decides to purchase the services of Rekall Inc., a company the sells implanted memories. But during implantation something goes terribly wrong, sparking memories that were deliberately erased (permanently) from his mind. During the implantation mishap Quaid's brain triggers memories of his former life; he was once a secret agent assigned to battle the evil Mars administrator Cohaagen. But what to do next? And whom can he trust? As Quaid struggles to resurrect his memory he realizes that there are many, many people who have been ordered to terminate such aspirations, including those seemingly closest to him. Will Quaid be able to reconcile his strange past, evade death, and avenge evil injustices occurring on Mars, now a corrupt mining colony, before his many-faced nemeses put a stop to his noble pursuits?

With "Total Recall", director Paul Verhoeven delivered a slam bang, Sci-Fi action thriller with a pace that never lets up.

(Action, Sci-Fi)

True Lies

No. 1 Secret Agent Harry Tasker lives a double life: by day he's a deadly government agent, by night he's your typical "middle class" family man. But when things heat up at "work," domestic misunderstandings ensue. While Harry busies himself tracking down deadly nuclear terrorists he soon discovers his wife is seeking solace in the comfort of another man's arms since her "boring computer salesman husband" is never around to give her a much needed does of adventure all her own. In a desperate attempt to salvage his marriage, Harry tries to simultaneously juggle his domestic and national duties, with many a hilarious and dangerous scenario ensuing along the way!

(Action, Comedy, Thriller)

Under Siege

Upon the eve of battleship Missouri's being decommissioned, the U.S. President pays a visit. During the hullabaloo an unauthorized helicopter has been authorized by Commander Krill, not Captain Adam, and Casey Ryback has suspicious feelings involving the mysterious aircraft. Deterring any potential scuffle with Ryback, Krill has him detained... in a freezer. Thus, during the big birthday bash for Captain Adams, the rock band reveal themselves as mercenaries, headed by CIA operative William Stranix, co-conspirator in cahoots with Krill to hijack the Missouri's nuclear warheads. But, before the two traitors can pull of their plans they'll have to get through none other than the loyal Casey Ryback, ex-Navy Seal, and loyal American patriot, determined to muddle up dirty plans.

Director Andrew Davis's "Under Siege" is a slam-bang, action thrill ride.

(Action, Thriller)

United 93

UNITED 93 is a riveting, real-time account of the events on United Flight 93, one of the planes hijacked on 9/11 that crashed near Shanksville, Pennsylvania when passengers foiled the terrorist plot. When passengers aboard the flight learn by cellphone that other hijacked planes have crashed into the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, their heroic attacks on their captors literally mark the beginning of the War on Terror. As the movie's point of view shifts fluidly between the plane and Air Traffic Control rooms on the ground, the unadorned, naturalistic narrative builds inexorably to a powerful and inspiring climax.

Written and Directed by Paul Greengrass.

(Action, Crime, Drama)