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New Flicks

The Chronicles of Narnia

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

Genres: Action / Adventure / Fantasy
Director: Andrew Adamson
Distributors: Buena Vista Pictures Distribution
Starring: Tilda Swinton, James McAvoy, James Cosmo, Jim Broadbent, Elizabeth Hawthorne
Based on the classic novel by CS Lewis. Peter, Susan, Edmund, and Lucy are deported from London to the house of an eccentric professor during World War II. They find life in the house extremely dull, until Lucy discovers a wardrobe that leads to a magical world called Narnia, where animals can talk and all are ruled over by the wise and benevolent lion Aslan. The others don't believe her at first, but soon all of them go through the wardrobe and discover all is not well in Narnia. The land is being kept in a perpetual winter by the evil White Witch, Jadis, who turns anyone who doesn't obey her into stone. The children join Aslan and the animals loyal to him in an attempt to vanquish Jadis.

Aeon Flux
The future is flux.

Genre: Action / Sci-Fi / Thriller
Director: Karyn Kusama
Distributors: Paramount Pictures
Starring: Charlize Theron, Frances McDormand, Marton Csokas, Jonny Lee Miller, Sophie Okonedo
The sci-fi actioner is set 400 years in the future, when disease has wiped out the majority of the earth's population except for one walled, protected city-state, Bregna, ruled by a congress of scientists. The story centres on Aeon Flux (Charlize Theron), the top operative in the underground 'Monican' rebellion, led by The Handler (Frances McDormand). When Aeon is sent on a mission to kill a government leader, she uncovers a world of secrets...

Top at the Box Office 

1. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
"Difficult times lie ahead, Harry."
Genre: Mystery / Thriller
Starring: Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint, Michael Gambon
2. Aeon Flux
The future is flux.
Genre: Action / Sci-Fi / Thriller
Starring: Charlize Theron, Frances McDormand, Marton Csokas, Jonny Lee Miller
3. Walk the Line
The electrifying career of Johnny Cash.
Genres: Musical / Biography
Starring: Joaquin Phoenix, Reese Witherspoon, Robert Patrick, Ginnifer Goodwin
4. Yours, Mine & Ours
18 kids. 2 families. 1 force of nature.
Genres: Comedy / Family
Starring: Dennis Quaid, Rene Russo, James Lewis (II), Linda Hunt, Rip Torn
5. Chicken Little
Chicken Little. Movie Big.
Genres: Comedy / Animation
Starring: Zach Braff, Garry Marshall, Joan Cusack, Steve Zahn, Don Knotts


Source: IMDB, Hollywood and YahooMovies


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