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Genre: Action / War
Director: Zack Snyder
Distributors: Warner Bros.
Starring: Gerard Butler, Lena Headey, Michael Fassbender, Vincent Regan.

In the Battle of Thermopylae of 480 BC an alliance of Greek city-states fought the invading Persian army in the mountain pass of Thermopylae. Vastly outnumbered, the Greeks held back the enemy in one of the most famous last stands of history. Persian King Xerxes lead an army of well over 100,000 (Persian king Xerxes before war has about 170,000 army) men to Greece and was confronted by 300 Spartans, 700 Thespians and other Slave soldiers. Xerxes waited for 10 days for King Leonidas to surrender or withdraw left with no options he moved. The battle lasted for about 3 days and after which all 300 Spartans were killed. The Spartan defeat was not the one expected as a local shepherd named Ephialtes defected to the Persians and informed Xerxes of a separate path through Thermopylae, which the Persians could use to outflank the Greeks.


The Ultimate Gift

A life experience becomes a gift.
Genre: Drama
Director: Michael O. Sajbel
Distributors: FoxFaith
Starring: Drew Fuller, James Garner, Ali Hillis, Abigail Breslin.

Jason thought his inheritance was going to be the gift of money and lots of it. Was he ever in for a big surprise. Based on the best-selling book "The Ultimate Gift" by Jim Stovall, the story sends trust fund baby Jason Stevens on an improbable journey of discovery, having to answer the ultimate question: "What is the relationship between wealth and happiness?" Jason had a very simple relationship with his impossibly wealthy Grandfather, Howard "Red" Stevens. He hated him. No heart-to-heart talks, no warm fuzzies, just cold hard cash. So of course he figured that when Red died, the whole "reading of the will" thing would be another simple cash transaction. But what Red left him was anything but simple.


Top at the Box Office

1. Wild Hogs

Four guys from the suburbs hit the road... and the road hit back.
Genres: Adventure / Comedy
Starring: John Travolta, Tim Allen, Martin Lawrence, William H. Macy

2. Zodiac

There's more than one way to lose your life to a killer.
Genre: Crime / Drama / Thriller
Starring: Jake Gyllenhaal, Mark Ruffalo, Robert Downey Jr., Anthony Edwards

3. Ghost Rider

Long ago he made a deal to save someone he loved.
Genres: Fantasy / Thriller
Starring: Nicolas Cage, Wes Bentley, Eva Mendes, Matthew Long,

4. Bridge to Terabithia

The beloved novel comes to life.
Genre: Adventure / Family / Fantasy
Starring: AnnaSophia Robb, Josh Hutcherson, Zooey Deschanel, Lauren Clinton,

5. The Number 23

The truth will find you.
Genre: Mystery / Thriller
Starring: Jim Carrey, Virginia Madsen, Danny Huston, Rhona Mitra, Logan Lerman

Source: IMDB and YahooMovies

Compiled by Imran H. Khan

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