Common Sense Media reviews Angels and Demons for kids and families.
Stay movie trailer - starring Bob Hoskins, Ewan McGregor, Naomi Watts, Janeane Garofalo, Ryan Gosling, Elizabeth Reaser. Directed by Marc Forster. Theatrical Release Date: 10/21/2005
This dynamic action-thriller directed by Oscar winner Steven Soderbergh (Traffic) boasts a talented cast that includes Channing Tatum (GI Joe: Rise of the Cobra), Ewan McGregor (The Ghost Writer), Michael Fassbender (X-Men: First Class), Antonio Banderas (The Legend of Zoro), Bill Paxton ("Big Love"), Michael Douglas (Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps), Michael Angarano (Almost Famous); and introduces mixed martial arts (MMA) superstar Gina Carano as Mallory Kane, in a demanding lead role that has her performing her own high-adrenaline stunts.
Mallory Kane is a highly trained operative who works for a government security contractor in the dirtiest, most dangerous corners of the world. After successfully freeing a Chinese journalist held hostage, she is double crossed and left for dead by someone close to her in her own agency. Suddenly the target of skilled assassins who know her every move, Mallory must find the truth in order to stay alive.
Using her black-ops military training, she devises an ingenious-and dangerous-trap. But when things go haywire, Mallory realizes she’ll be killed in the blink of an eye unless she finds a way to turn the tables on her ruthless adversary.
In Nanny McPhee Returns, Oscar-winning actress and screenwriter Emma Thompson returns to the role of the magical nanny who appears when she's needed the most and wanted the least in the next chapter of the hilarious and heartwarming fable that has enchanted children around the world.
In the latest installment, Nanny McPhee appears at the door of a harried young mother, Mrs. Isabel Green (Maggie Gyllenhaal), who is trying to run the family farm while her husband is away at war. But once she's arrived, Nanny McPhee discovers that Mrs. Green's children are fighting a war of their own against two spoiled city cousins who have just moved in and refuse to leave.
Relying on everything from a flying motorcycle and a statue that comes to life to a tree-climbing piglet and a baby elephant who turns up in the oddest places, Nanny McPhee uses her magic to teach her mischievous charges five new lessons.
Robert Langdon tries to solve a murder and unravel a plot by an ancient group, the Illuminati, to blow up the Vatican during a papal conclave.
When a successful British ghostwriter, The Ghost, agrees to complete the memoirs of former British Prime Minister Adam Lang, his agent assures him it's the opportunity of a lifetime. But the project seems doomed from the start, no least because his predecessor on the project, Lang's long-term aide, died in an unfortunate accident.
Puella Magi Madoka Magica follows the story of a 14 year old girl named Madoka Kaname. Madoka is offered the opportunity of gaining magical powers if she agrees to make a contract with a strange little being named Kyubey, Kyubey will also grant Madoka one wish, but in exchange she shall
risk her life by accepting the responsibilities of fighting witches. Little does Madoka know what the real risks of making a contract has in-store for her.
AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY tells the dark, hilarious and deeply touching story of the strong-willed women of the Weston family, whose lives have diverged until a family crisis brings them back to the Midwest house they grew up in, and to the dysfunctional woman who raised them.
"Jack the Giant Slayer" tells the story of an ancient war that is reignited when a young farmhand unwittingly opens a gateway between our world and a fearsome race of giants. Unleashed on the Earth for the first time in centuries, the giants strive to reclaim the land they once lost, forcing the young man, Jack (Nicholas Hoult) into the battle of his life to stop them. Fighting for a kingdom, its people, and the love of a brave princess, he comes face to face with the unstoppable warriors he thought only existed in legend - and gets the chance to become a legend himself.
Directed by Oscar winner* Steven Soderbergh (Contagion), this dynamic action-thriller introduces mixed martial arts (MMA) superstar Gina Carano as Mallory Kane, a black-ops agent for a government security contractor.
An age-old war is reignited when a young farmhand unwittingly opens a gateway between our world and a fearsome race of giants. Unleashed on the Earth for the first time in centuries, the long-banished giants strive to reclaim the land they once lost, forcing the young man, Jack (Nicholas Hoult), into the battle of his life to stop them. Fighting for a kingdom, its people, and the love of a brave princess, he comes face to face with the unstoppable warriors he thought only existed in legend . . . and gets the chance to become a legend himself.
Academy Award® Winners Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts star in the darkly hilarious and deeply touching story of the strong-willed women of the Weston family, whose lives converge when a family crisis brings them back to the Midwest house they grew up in, and to the dysfunctional mother who raised them. Based on Tracy Letts’ Pulitzer Prize-winning play of the same name, Director John Wells skillfully translates from stage to screen, leading an all-star cast that includes Ewan McGregor, Chris Cooper, Abigail Breslin, Benedict Cumberbatch, Juliette Lewis, Margo Martindale, Dermot Mulroney, Julianne Nicholson, Sam Shepard and Misty Upham.
An age-old war is reignited when a young farmhand unwittingly opens a gateway between our world and a fearsome race of giants.
With special bonus features learn what it takes to be a giant slayer.
An old war is reignited when a young farmhand unwittingly opens a gateway between our world and a race of giants.
Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts lead an all-star cast. A family crisis unites a dispersed group of siblings at the Oklahoma house they grew up in with the dysfunctional woman who raised them.
In Libya, the boys visit Tobruk War Cemetery; Ewan is touched by the amount of people buried there from all over the world. It is an emotional day for the boys as they realize how much they miss their families back home. Arriving safely in Egypt the team are reunited again when David and Jimmy meet them at the border. Riding through Egypt there is still doubt as to whether they will make it to Aswan in time for the ferry. They are starting to feel the strain of the long days on the bikes, if they don’t make it in time they will have to wait for a week before they can continue with the trip. This will delay them hugely and put pressure on their relationships. Ewan and Charley visit the pyramids in Cairo and are extremely lucky to have a private guided tour. They are fascinated with the architecture and amazed at their structure. The boys take a detour from their trip and fly down to Kenya to visit the charity called Riders for Health. Safely on the ferry they cross the border into Sudan and into the sweltering heat. Road conditions are poor and the bikes are put to the test, resulting in Ewan’s shock absorber collapsing. After repairing Ewan’s bike they are back on the rocky road but are soon brought to a grinding halt as Claudio the cameraman’s shock absorber also gives in, leaving Charley and Ewan to venture alone, while Claudio’s bike is taken to Khartoum to be repaired.
Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman continue to make preparations for their trip, heading for Wales for some much-needed off-road motorcycle training. Getting reading to start the journey, everybody scrambles to make last minute plans.
As Ewan and Charley's exciting adventure comes to an end, the team is overjoyed when they reach their final destination, Cape Town.
In Malawi, Ewan and Charley see first hand how UNICEF are helping children in the area. Later, Charley decides to do an 111-meter bungee jump.
Ewan and Charley visit the home of the president of Rwanda, Paul Kagame. Later, Ewan and his wife Eve are reunited after two months apart.
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Ewan gets very excited when he sees wild zebras for the first time. Later, they trek to the mountains to see gorillas in their natural habitat.
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In Kenya, the soft sand makes it difficult to keep the bikes upright. But when the terrain finally changes, it causes more problems.
Charley and Ewan are starting to embrace Africa. While still finding the long riding days a strain, tiredness creeps in.
Jonathan becomes part of a life-sized domino rally, taking crazy leaps from a high-diving board and making a daring escape while 30 feet in the air.
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In Rome, Ewan and Charley battle traffic and tensions are high on the ferry ride from Sicily to Tunisia over Charley's dangerous bike stunts.
After a miserable ride to London, Ewan and Charley push on to France. Despite arduous weather conditions, they must stay on a strict time course.
Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman prepare to hit the road on their motorcycles in a 24,000-km epic journey from Scotland to Africa.
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