THE LOST CITY OF Z
2016, Amazon Studios, 141 min, Dir: James Gray

Based on author David Grann’s nonfiction bestseller, this is the incredible true story of British explorer Percy Fawcett (Charlie Hunnam), who journeys into the Amazon at the dawn of the 20th century and discovers evidence of a previously unknown civilization that may have once inhabited the region. Despite ridicule from the scientific establishment, the determined Fawcett - supported by his devoted wife (Sienna Miller), son (Tom Holland) and aide-de-camp (Robert Pattinson) - returns time and again to his beloved jungle in an attempt to prove his case, culminating in his mysterious disappearance in 1925. A stirring tribute to the exploratory spirit and a conflicted adventurer driven to the verge of obsession.


STARDUST
2007, Paramount, 127 min, Dir: Matthew Vaughn

This enchanting adaptation of the Neil Gaiman novel is one to put alongside THE PRINCESS BRIDE as a fantasy classic. To prove his love, Tristan Thorn (Charlie Cox) travels through a portal from his English village to the magical kingdom of Stormhold to retrieve a falling star. He discovers that the star has taken the form of the beautiful Yvaine (Claire Danes) – who is being pursued by a trio of witches and the heirs to the Stormhold throne. Robert De Niro, Michelle Pfeiffer, Peter O’Toole and others provide top-notch support.


AMERICAN SNIPER
2014, Dir: Clint Eastwood

AMERICAN SNIPER stars Bradley Cooper as Chris Kyle, the most lethal sniper in U.S. military history. But there was much more to him than his skill as a sharpshooter. U.S. Navy SEAL Chris Kyle is sent to Iraq with only one mission: to protect his brothers-in-arms. His pinpoint accuracy saves countless lives on the battlefield and, as stories of his courageous exploits spread, he earns the nickname "Legend." However, his reputation is also growing behind enemy lines, putting a price on his head and making him a prime target of insurgents. He is also facing a different kind of battle on the home front: striving to be a good husband and father from halfway around the world. Despite the danger, as well as the toll on his family at home, Chris serves through four harrowing tours of duty in Iraq, personifying the spirit of the SEAL creed to "leave no one behind." But upon returning to his wife, Taya (Sienna Miller), and kids, Chris finds that it is the war he can't leave behind. Clint Eastwood directed Jason Hall’s screenplay, based on the book by Chris Kyle, with Scott McEwan and Jim DeFelice. The film is produced by Eastwood, Robert Lorenz, Andrew Lazar, Bradley Cooper and Peter Morgan and is produced in association with Village Roadshow Pictures.


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