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December 12, 2003

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Genre: Action / Drama / War
Director: Edward Zwick
Distributor: Warner Brothers

Cast: Tom Cruise, Ken Watanabe, Billy Connolly, Koyuki, Tony Goldwyn (and more)

Set in the late 1870s, this epic film depicts the beginnings of the modernisation of Japan, as the island nation evolved past a feudal society, as symbolised by the eradication of the samurai way of life. We see all this happen from the point of view of an alcoholic Civil War veteran turned Winchester guns spokesman, Captain Woodrow Algren (Cruise), who arrives in Japan to train the troops of the emperor, Meiji, as part of a break away from the long-held tradition of relying on employed samurai warriors to protect territories, as the emperor's new army prepares to wipe out the remaining samurai warriors. When Algren is injured in combat and captured by the samurai, he learns about their warrior honour code from their leader, Katsumoto, which forces him to decide which side of the conflict he actually wants to be on.

Check your pulse at the door... if you have one.

Genre: Comedy / Family / Horror
Director: Rob Minkoff
Distributor: Walt Disney Pictures

Cast: Eddie Murphy, Terence Stamp, Jennifer Tilly, Marsha Thomason, Nathaniel Parker (and more)

Realtor Jim Evers and his wife and business partner Sara get a call late one night from mansion owner Edward Gracey, who is looking to sell his property. Smelling the biggest deal of their career, Jim, Sara and their two children pay a visit to the mansion, located on a remote bayou. A torrential thunderstorm of mysterious origin strands the Evers family in the old mansion with the brooding, eccentric Gracey, his mysterious butler, Ramsley, and a variety of residents both seen and unseen. At first Jim scoffs at Gracey's stories about ghosts and hauntings, until he unearths the mystery of the mansion and finds that his wife Sara has unexpected connections to its haunted past.


Source: IMDB.com/Hollywood.com//YahooMovies.com



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