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With the slash of a steel blade and the mark of a 'Z', he defends the weak and exploited and avenges the wrongs committed against them.  The Mask of Zorro is a sweeping romantic adventure of love and honor, of tragedy and triumph set against Mexico's fight for independence from the iron fist of Spain. It is also a rousing, often hilarious swashbuckling fable about how a roguish outlaw whose only knowledge of a sword is that "the pointy end goes into the other man" is transformed into an elegant hero.  It has been 20 years since Don Diego de la Vega (Anthony Hopkins) successfully fought Spanish oppression in Alta California as the legendary romantic hero Zorro. Imprisoned for two decades, he now must find a successor to stop Don Rafael Montero (Stuart Wilson)-the powerful, former Spanish governor of Alta California who cost de la Vega his freedom, his wife, Esperanza (Julietta Rosen), and his daughter, Elena (Catherine Zeta-Jones)-who is making plans to purchase California from Mexico's president, General Santa Anna. Alejandro Murieta (Antonio Banderas), a bandit with a troubled past, is transformed by Don Diego into a new Zorro who he hopes will help him foil Montero's schemes once and for all. Tracing the heroic story of these highly-charged relationships, The Mask of Zorro follows the new Zorro as he assumes de la Vega's mantle and enters into a romantic relationship with a woman close to his predecessor's heart... 

Hot off the success of Rumble in the Bronx, international action star Jackie Chan reignites the screen with his inimitable charm and martial arts mastery in his latest action extravaganza, Jackie Chan's First Strike. Set against the backdrop of the international arms race, Chan portrays a Hong Kong police officer who is contracted by the CIA and a Russian intelligence organization to retrieve a stolen Ukrainian nuclear warhead. As Jackie tries to sort out the good guys from the 
bad, the action begins and the bullets fly. From the snow-capped mountains of the Ukraine to a shark-infested water park in Australia, Jackie pursues a rogue CIA agent. Along the way he is attacked, assaulted, framed for murder and forced to defend himself in a way that only Jackie Chan can. Everything within arm's reach becomes a weapon: ladders, brooms, tables, cars, stilts, even sharks!  Jackie Chan's First Strike is mixed with daredeviltry and paced with unbelievably spectacular stunts...packed with non-stop hand-to-hand combat...crammed with astonishing martial arts moves...filled with death-defying action of all descriptions...and delivered with all the
wit and charm that defines Jackie Chan!

In the not-too-distant future as Professor John Robinson (Hurt), his wife Maureen (Rogers), their daughters Judy (Graham) and Penny (Chabert), and son Will (Johnson) are selected to be the first family to colonize outer space.  Piloted by Major Don West (LeBlanc), the Jupiter 2 takes off to Alpha Prime, the only other habitable planet in the galaxy. En route, their spacecraft is sabotaged by arch villain Dr. Zachary Smith (Oldman), who is intent on foiling their plan. When the Jupiter 2 strays dangerously  off-course, the Robinson family must band together and use their unique skills to complete their mission or face certain death while Lost In Space.

Action, political intrigue and suspense fuel The Long Kiss Goodnight, starring Geena Davis (Thelma & Louise), Samuel L. Jackson (Die Hard 3) and directed by Renny Harlin (Cliffhanger, Die Hard 2).  Packed with energy, drama, humor and suspense, New Line Cinema kisses traditional action films goodbye with The Long Kiss Goodnight.  In this latest adventure from renowned screenwriter Shane Black (Lethal Weapon), Davis portrays Samantha Caine, a suburban school teacher suffering from amnesia. When Caine's mysterious past begins to haunt her idyllic life, she sets out on a desperate search to discover her true identity. Aided by Mitch Henessey (Jackson), a dead-beat private detective, the two follow a trail of clues into the middle of a conspiracy led by rogue elements of the U.S. intelligence community and a notorious international arms dealer. They slowly learn that Caine is much more than a PTA mom who cooks a mean lemon meringue pie.  As she delves deeper into her long-forgotten life, she is shaken to learn she is really Charly Baltimore, a secret agent immersed in a deadly plot capable of crippling the highest levels of government.  Submerged in a murky underworld with no boundaries for survival and no one they can trust, Henessey must help Samantha Caine rekindle her dangerous past. For without the full extent of her lethal skills, they will never be able to confront Timothy (Craig Bierko), a vindictive enemy who, along with some of Caine's former colleagues, is plotting one of the most heinous acts of urban terrorism ever devised. 

When a stolen gem lands in the possession of nearsighted millionaire Quincy Magoo (Leslie Nielsen), a sinister plot is hatched to steal it back.  Perpetually the target of evil culprits, the elderly Magoo manages to consistently escape unharmed, totally oblivious to the dangers that surround him.  Hunted by robbers and set-up by a conniving female thief, Magoo ultimately nabs the villains with the help of his nephew, Waldo, and his trusty bulldog, Angus, and is hailed a hero. 

Marcus Burnett ( Martin Lawrence ) is a happily married family man. Mike  Lowrey ( Will Smith ) is a foot-loose and fancy free ladies' man. Both are  Miami narcotics cops who have 72 hours to reclaim a large amount of heroin  that was stolen from their police station. In order to get the assistance of the  sole witness, Julie Mott ( Téa Leoni ), they have to pretend to be each other. When Mike can´t be found, Marcus must pretend to be him to fool their only  witness into cooperating with them. When Mike is found he has no choice but  to go along and pretend to be Marcus. The situation is getting even worse when  Marcus' wife and the witness Julie realize what´s going on. Julie is angry at  Mike and Marcus for what they did so she runs away and get´s kidnapped by  the “bad guys” who want her dead. Marcus and Mike now have an even bigger problem than before, they must reclaim the drugs and do everything they can  to save their witness. 

The new film written and directed by Quentin Tarantino, the creator of PULP FICTION, is this crime caper based on the novel Rum Punch by Elmore Leonard. Pam Grier stars in the title role of Jackie Brown, an attractive stewardess who supplements her income by smuggling cash into the country for an illegal arms dealer - until the day federal agents bust her. The only way she'll stay out of jail is to set up a sting to bring in a half-million dollars and bring down the gun runner.  In this web of dangerous characters, she should be wondering: how will she stay alive? But all she's thinking about is: how can she make off with the money? 

Things couldn't get any worse for advertising executive Nick Beam (Tim Robbins), whose life completely unravels when he discovers he has been living a total lie. But then, while Nick is sitting at a traffic light in a state of shock, a fast-talking carjacker named T. Paul (Martin Lawrence)
leaps into Nick's car in a robbery attempt. With nothing to lose, and on the verge of a nervous breakdown, Nick turns the tables on his mugger: He takes him hostage. An unlikely friendship gradually develops between this offbeat pair, in a madcap comedy of holdups, high-speed chases,
mistaken identities, and revenge. 

The prisoner transport plane from Chicago includes over a dozen other convicts, two of whom are being escorted by Chief Deputy U.S. Marshal Samuel Gerard. After the jet is airborne, one of the prisoners, having smuggled a gun on board, tries to kill Roberts. Missing its target, the bullet
shatters a window and the plane decompresses and plunges into the Ohio River, killing many onboard. But the final tally of bodies reveals one missing, Roberts.  Gerard leads the chase back to Chicago, then to New York City, where he uncovers Roberts true identity that of an ex-Marine Special Forces, ex-C.I.A. operative named Sheridan, who most recently worked as an undercover hired gun, a government kite, without official federal ties. Sheridan is being sought in the homicides of two diplomatic Secret Service attaches who were tracking a Chinese spy ring within U.S. government circles. With Gerard on his trail, the cunning fugitive finds himself trapped between a corrupt political conspiracy involving the Chinese and the United Nations and the dispassionate, masterful and relentless U.S. Marshal. This time, Gerard's team includes the boyish diplomatic agent John Royce, assigned by federal authorities to the investigation. Royce's expertise in navigating serpentine government operations may be useful to the manhunt, but Gerard is still leery about adding an unknown member to his tight-knit team. With his seasoned crew, and its new addition hoping to prove his worth, Gerard tackles one of the greatest challenges of his career, a life-and-death pursuit with twists and turns that even he cannot anticipate. 

"SCREAM" is a psychological thriller directed by suspense master Wes Craven. The story is set in Santa Rosa, California, a small quiet town that's come under siege by a murderer who takes all his cues from the movies. The young people he targets can only survive if they have the presence of mind to follow movie rules: Don't answer the door. Don't hide in the closet. Don't just stand there. Don't go back in the house. Don't trip. Don't answer the phone. Don't ask, "Who's there?" Don't have sex. Don't drink or do drugs. And never, ever, under any circumstances, SCREAM. 


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