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When Pi and his family are forced by the government to close their zoo, father Patel decides to go to North America by ship. Once there, they will sell their animals and start up a new life. But when the ship is caught in a storm, it’s drawn to the bottom of the ocean together with Pi’s family. Luckily, Pi manages to save himself and a few animals. But one of those animals, isn’t really what you’d like to be on a small life boat with: a Bengal tiger.
“Life of Pi" (2012) was directed by Ang Lee.
Ariel is a princess mermaid, desperate to become human and live on the land to find her perfect lover. When a ship gets caught in a storm, the little mermaid is there to save the handsome captain of the ship, Eric. Ariel is determined to find her happiness above the depths of the sea and she finds the solution in the evil plans of the sea-witch Ursula. Ursula has the powers to offer Ariel a fresh pair of legs for three days. The price for this opportunity is Ariel’s voice. If she doesn’t get a kiss of true love within those three days, Ariel will loose her legs and her voice forever. Will Ariel succeed and convince the prince that she is the one he’s been looking for?
“The Little Mermaid" (1989) was directed by Ron Clements & John Musker.
A long-lasting rivalry between two NYC gangs is about to come to an end. But not before a final rumble will decide who gets control of the streets. When a former Jets member named Tony falls in love with Maria, sister of the Puerto Rican leader of the Sharks, things get even more intense and personal. But in order to make their love story possible, the lovers want to stop the fight and bring an end to this ridiculous situation. Unfortunately, the fight does happen and when members are killed on each side, Tony and Maria need to find a way to get out…
“West Side Story" (1961) was directed by Jerome Robbins & Robert Wise and won the 1962 Academy Award for Best Picture.
Clown fish Marlin and his son Nemo live in the beautiful underwater paradise of the Great Barrier Reef. Nemo being the only child Marlin has, he is overprotected but this makes him very curious. One day, he spots a boat and before he realizes, the little fish is captured by a diver and brought to an aquarium from a dentist in Sydney. His father Marlin is determined to find his son and departs on a long and adventurous journey where he meets all kinds of strange creatures of the sea. In the meanwhile, Nemo and his aquarium friends try to find a creative way to escape.
“Finding Nemo" (2003) was directed by Andrew Stanton & Lee Unkrich and won the 2004 Academy Award for Best Animated Feature.
When a villain called Vector manages to steal one of the pyramids in Egypt, Gru is determined to do an even bigger theft: the moon. For this, he needs a shrink gun and a rocket. The rocket is no problem as he has an army of minions working in a secret laboratory underneath his house but the gun is in the hands of Vector. Gru has this brilliant idea of taking 3 orphan girls in his house who will help him to obtain the gun. But when the plan finally works out, Gru becomes attached to his three little girls and becomes what no one had ever expected: a dad.
“Despicable Me" (2010) was directed by Pierre Coffin and Chris Renaud.
In “The Wolf of Wall Street" (2013) we follow the rise and fall of Jordan Belfort, an ambitious but sex and drugs addicted penny stockbroker. When he discovers a way to earn a huge amount of money on the detriment of ignorant investors, Jordan fills up his pockets as much as possible. But therefor he’s not afraid to break the law once and a while. Fraud, bribery and money laundering are just a few of the accusations he’s confronted with when he finally ends up in jail.
Directed by Martin Scorsese.
After being refused for military service in WWII, Steve is picked up by a scientist for a secret project named Rebirth. Dr. Erskine, head of the experiment, has find a way to change a person into a super human. This is how Steve becomes Captain America, a soldier with extraordinary powers and abilities. But when the doctor is killed short after the experiment, the knowledge to create super soldiers dies with him and Steve is left alone as the only person who can go into battle with the Red Skull, a Nazi villain with a bad attitude and some nasty ideas.
“Captain America: the First Avenger" (2011) was directed by Joe Johnston.
British soldiers are brought to a working camp in the middle of the jungle in Thailand to build a bridge across a river. Colonel Saito, the Japanese leader of the camp, immediately sets the rules: who works hard, will be treated well. But Colonel Nicholson, leader of the British soldiers, is a man of principle and as the Geneva Convention says, officers don’t have to work in captivity. Saito doesn’t agree and puts the colonel in a torture cell. But this has an influence on the working pace of the soldiers and Saito decides to agree with Nicholson’s demand, in return for a bridge which will be finished on time. Colonel Nicholson takes over the project as a perfect way of establishing the British competence of engineering and encourages this troups to build the bridge properly. But in the meanwhile, far away from there, his Allied colleagues are preparing a mission to destroy the bridge…
“The Bridge on the River Kwai" (1957) was directed by David Lean and won the 1958 Academy Award for Best Picture.
Eliza Doolittle is a poor girl selling flowers on the street. Growing up with her drunk father, she’s far from being refined and this can be heard in her dirty language. One day, she meets a phonetics professor who, encouraged by his friend colonel Pickering, takes the bet that he can make Eliza speak as a lady as she came from a high society family. The professor gives himself 6 months of time, before he will take her to the royal ball where she will be put to the test…
“My Fair Lady" (1964) was directed by George Cukor and won the 1965 Academy Award for Best Picture.
"Frozen" is Disney’s latest animated film with incredibly beautiful visuals introducing not one but two (!) princesses, Anna and Elsa. In the city of Arendelle, the two princess sisters are growing up together in breathtaking surroundings. But the royal family has one secret: their oldest daughter Elsa has icy powers. When she gets angry Elsa has the ability of transforming everything around her in ice. As she gets older, her "talent" becomes so uncontrollable that she puts the whole kingdom in an eternal winter. Realizing that she’s become a danger to her family, Elsa decides to leave her home for a solitary existence in the mountains. Anna though is not prepared to see her sister go just like that and together with the brave mountain man Kristoff, his reindeer Sven and the hilarious snowman Olaf, they depart on an icy journey to find Elsa and support her to suppress her powers in order to make an end to the eternal winter.
“Frozen" (2013) was directed by Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee and has just been nominated for Best Animated Movie at the next Golden Globe Awards.