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Miracle at St. Anna

Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
USA-Italy, 2009.
Directed by: Spike Lee.
Cast: Derek Luke, Michael Ealy, Laz Alonso, Omar Benson Miller, Pierfrancesco Favino

Runtime: 160 min.Christmas, 1983. A New York postal clerk, a Buffalo Soldier in Italy in World War II, shoots a stranger. In his apartment, police find a valuable Italian marble head, missing since the war. Flashbacks tell the story of four Black soldiers who cross Tuscany’s Serchio River, dodging German and friendly fire. With a shell-shocked boy in tow, they reach the village of Colognora. Orders via radio tell them to capture a German soldier for questioning about a counteroffensive. In the village, a beautiful woman, partisans that include a traitor and a local legend, the boy, and the story of a recent massacre connect to the postal worker’s anguish forty years later. And the miracle?

RocknRolla

Action, Crime
United Kingdom, 2008.
Directed by: Guy Ritchie.
Cast: Gerard Butler, Tom Wilkinson, Thandie Newton, Mark Strong, Idris Elba.

Runtime: 114 min. In London, a real-estate scam puts millions of pounds up for grabs, attracting some of the city’s scrappiest tough guys and its more established underworld types, all of whom are looking to get rich quick. While the city’s seasoned criminals vie for the cash, an unexpected player a drugged out rock ‘n’ roller presumed to be dead but very much alive has a multi-million dollar prize fall into his hands.

Monsters vs. Aliens

Cartoon, Science Fiction
USA, 2009.
Directed by: Rob Letterman, Conrad Vernon
Cast: Reese Witherspoon, Seth Rogen, Hugh Laurie, Will Arnett, Kiefer Sutherland.
Runtime: 94 min.

When a meteorite from outer space hits a young California girl named Susan Murphy and turns her into a giant monster, she is taken to a secret government compound where she meets a ragtag group of monsters also rounded up over the years. As a last resort, under the guidance of General W.R. Monger, on a desperate order from The President, the motley crew of Monsters is called into action to combat the aliens and save the world from imminent destruction!

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