Director: Marc Forster
Distributor: Miramax Films
Cast: Johnny Depp, Kate Winslet, Julie Christie,
Radha Mitchell, Dustin Hoffman
London in 1904, the film follows J.M. Barrie's creative journey
to bring Peter Pan to life, from his first inspiration for
the story up until the play's premiere at the Duke of York's
Theatre - a night that will change not only Barrie's own life,
but the lives of everyone close to him. David Magee's screenplay
is based on the play "The Man Who Was Peter Pan,"
written by Allen Knee.
his theatrical company is skeptical. While his loyal producer
Charles Frohman worries he'll lose his shirt on this children's
fantasy, Barrie begins rehearsals only to shock his actors
with such unprecedented requests as asking them to fly across
the stage, talk to fairies made out of light and don dog and
crocodile costumes. Then, just as Barrie is ready to introduce
the world to "Peter Pan," a tragic twist of fate
will make the writer and those he loves most understand just
what it means to really believe.
Beyond Your Imagination
Animation / Family / Fantasy
Director: Robert Zemeckis
Distributor: Warner Bros.
Cast (voice of): Tom Hanks, Daryl Sabara,
Eddie Deezen, Nona Gaye, Michael Jeter
boy lies awake in his room one snowy Christmas Eve, excited
and alert. Breathing silently. Hardly moving. Waiting. He's
listening for a sound he's afraid that he might never hear--
the ringing bells of Santa's sleigh. The time is five minutes
to midnight. Suddenly, the boy is startled by a thunderous
roar. Clearing the mist from his window he sees the most amazing
sight--a gleaming black train rumbles to a stop right in front
of his house, the steam from its powerful engine hissing through
the night sky and the softly falling snowflakes. The boy rushes
outside, clad only in his pajamas and slippers, and is met
by the train's conductor who seems to be waiting just for
him. "Well, are you coming?" the conductor inquires.
"Where?" the boy asks. "Why, to the North Pole--of
course. This is the Polar Express!" What unfolds is an
an adventure which follows a doubting young boy, who takes
an extraordinary train ride to the North Pole; during this
ride, he embarks on a journey of self-discovery which shows
him that the wonder of life never fades for those who believe.
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