The Ghost and the Darkness (1996) While working for a railroad baron in colonial Uganda, engineer John Patterson finds his construction efforts stymied by a series of lion attacks. Grizzled hunter Charles Remington is called in to head the desperate effort to kill the animals. Michael Douglas, Val Kilmer, Tom Wilkinson..2a
American operatic tenor Jay Hunter Morris is best known for the role of Siegfried - a lengthy, difficult role that very few tenors can sing in the Metropolitan Opera’s 2011–12 series of Wagner’s Ring. He was born and raised in Paris, Texas, sang in church choirs and rock bands until he became fascinated with opera. In 1996 he sang Pinkerton with in Madame Butterfly in Opera Australia, his Seattle Opera debut in 1999 in Samuel Barber’s Vanessa and his Met debut in 2007 as Steva in Jenufa.
KUMIKO, THE TREASURE HUNTER (12A) 2014 JAPAN ZELLNER, DAVID £17.99 Lonely Tokyo office worker Kumiko believes the 1996 film ‘Fargo’ to be based on a true story, she decides to go on a journey to find the vast some of money one of the characters buries in the snow.
The Last Emperor (1987) Good movie. Recounting the last years of China's Ching Dynasty through flashbacks and flash-forwards, this Oscar-winning epic charts the life of Pu Yi -- who ascended the throne at age 3 -- from coddled aristocrat to enlightened insurgent to ordinary citizen. The lavish drama collected nine Academy Awards, including Best Picture. John Lone, Joan Chen, Peter O'Toole...2a
John Adams (2008) Epic Emmy and Golden Globe winner that recounts the life of founding father John Adams as revolutionary leader, America's first ambassador to England, the first vice president and the second president. Paul Giamatti, Laura Linney, John Dossett...2a
Man on Fire (2004) Jaded ex-CIA operative John Creasy reluctantly accepts a job as the bodyguard for a 10-year-old girl in Mexico City. They clash at first, but eventually bond, and when she's kidnapped he's consumed by fury and will stop at nothing to save her life. Denzel Washington, Christopher Walken, Dakota Fanning...2a