Sky Select

May 20 to May 27

Against The Current (Gegen den Strom)

Starring Joseph Fiennes, Samantha Sherman and Pell James.
Joseph Fiennes stars as Paul, a writer and finance expert who approaches his best friend Jeff (Justin Kirk) with an unusual proposal. When they were kids, Paul and Jeff talked about one day swimming the Hudson River from Manhattan to Troy, New York, a stretch of 150 miles. Paul has decided he's going to do it, and wants like Jeff to join him, suggesting he follow along in a boat and provide support when it's needed. Paul is puzzled but agrees, and his friend Liz (Elizabeth Reaser) tags along for the ride. But in time Jeff realizes that the final day of Paul's carefully scheduled big swim coincides with the fifth anniversary of the death of Paul's pregnant wife, and Jeff fears that his friend has more in mind that a challenge to himself.


Starring Michael Fassbender, Dominic West, Olga Kurylenko and David Morrissey.
AD 117. The Roman Empire stretches from Egypt to Spain, and East as far as the Black Sea. But in northern Britain, the relentless onslaught of conquest has ground to a halt in face of the guerrilla tactics of an elusive enemy: the savage and terrifying tribes known as the Picts. Quintus, sole survivor of a Pictish raid on a Roman frontier fort, marches north with General Virilus' legendary Ninth Legion, under orders to wipe the Picts from the face of the earth and destroy their leader Gorlacon. But when the legion is ambushed on unfamiliar ground, and Virilus taken captive, Quintus faces a desperate struggle to keep his small platoon alive behind enemy lines, evading remorseless Pict pursuers over harsh terrain, as the band of soldiers race to rescue their General, and to reach the safety of the Roman frontier.

Death Race 2

Starring Jason Statham, Joan Allen, Ian McShane and Luke Goss.
Death Race 2 follows convicted cop-killer Carl Lucas (Luke Goss) as he vies for freedom by competing in the most deadly reality show ever conceived. The U.S. economy has completely collapsed, and as lawlessness spreads, private prisons crop up all across the country. Corruption reigns in these for-profit penitentiaries, and Terminal Island is home to some of the most violent offenders in the world. Lucas has just been handed a life sentence for killing a cop. Just when it looks like he'll be spending the rest of his days behind bars, unscrupulous television producer September Jones shows up seeking contestants for a brutal new game show where prisoners battle it out in high-performance death machines equipped with lethal weapons. The reward for surviving this psychotic demolition derby: freedom. Before long Lucas is fastening his seat belt, and preparing for the ride of his life. By the time this race is over, an apocalyptic legend will be born.

Despicable Me (Ich - Einfach Unverbesserlich)

Starring Steve Carell, Jason Segel, Russell Brand, Kristen Wiig, Miranda Cosgrove, Will Arnett, Danny McBride, Jack McBrayer and Julie Andrews.
In a happy suburban neighborhood surrounded by white picket fences with flowering rose bushes, sits a black house with a dead lawn. Unbeknownst to the neighbors, hidden beneath this home is a vast secret hideout. Surrounded by an army of mischievous little minions, we discover Gru (voiced by Steve Carell) planning the biggest heist in the history of the world. He is going to steal the moon (Yes, the moon!). Gru delights in all things wicked. Armed with his arsenal of shrink rays, freeze rays, and battle-ready vehicles for land and air, he vanquishes all who stand in his way. That is, until the day he encounters the immense will of three little orphaned girls who look at him and see something that no one else has ever seen: a potential Dad.


Starring Chris Messina, Logan Marshall-Green, Jenny O'Hara, Bojana Novakovic, Bokeem Woodbine and Geoffrey Arend.
Five strangers trapped in an elevator realize that one of them is the Devil in this thriller from director John E. Dowdle (Quarantine) and screenwriter Brian Nelson (Hard Candy, 30 Days of Night). The first installment of "The Night Chronicles," a film series in which up-and-coming filmmakers bring to life stories conceived by M. Night Shyamalan, Devil opens to find five Philadelphia office workers filing into the elevator of an inner-city office building. But a typical day at the office takes a sudden detour into terror when the elevator becomes stuck between floors, and the passengers discover that the Devil does exist, and he's standing right before them. As emergency workers work frantically to free them, secrets are revealed and the passengers realize their only hope for survival is to confront their darkest sins in front of the others.

The Dilemma (Dickste Freunde)

Starring Vince Vaughn, Kevin James, Jennifer Connelly, Winona Ryder, Channing Tatum and Queen Latifah.
Since college, confirmed bachelor Ronny (Vince Vaughn) and happily married Nick (Kevin James) have been through thick and thin. Now partners in an auto design firm, the two pals are vying to land a dream project that would launch their company. With Ronny's girlfriend, Beth (Jennifer Connelly), and Nick's wife, Geneva (Winona Ryder), by their sides, they're unbeatable. But Ronny's world is turned upside down when he inadvertently sees Geneva out with another man and makes it his mission to get answers. As the amateur investigation dissolves his world into comic mayhem, he learns that Nick has a few secrets of his own. Now, with the clock ticking and pressure mounting on the biggest presentation of their careers, Ronny must decide what will happen if he reveals the truth to his best friend.

Edge Of Darkness (Auftrag Rache)

Starring Mel Gibson, Ray Winstone, Danny Huston, Bojana Novakovic, Shawn Roberts, David Aaron Baker, Jay O. Sanders and Denis O'Hare.
Thomas Craven (Mel Gibson) is a veteran homicide detective for the Boston Police Department and a single father. When his only child, 24-year-old Emma (Bojana Novakovic), is murdered on the steps of his home, everyone assumes that he was the target. But he soon suspects otherwise, and embarks on a mission to find out about his daughter's secret life and her killing. His investigation leads him into a dangerous looking-glass world of corporate cover-ups, government collusion and murder - and to shadowy government operative Darius Jedburgh (Ray Winstone), who has been sent in to clean up the evidence. Craven's solitary search for answers about his daughter's death transforms into an odyssey of emotional discovery and redemption.

Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part 1

Starring Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, Helena Bonham Carter, Robbie Coltrane, Ralph Fiennes, Michael Gambon, Brendan Gleeson, Richard Griffiths, John Hurt, Rhys Ifans, Bill Nighy, Alan Rickman and Fiona Shaw.
When Voldemort's Death Eaters seize control of the Ministry of Magic, the wizarding world becomes a very dangerous place for those who have not aligned themselves with the Dark Lord. Voldemort is using every effort to hunt Harry (Daniel Radcliffe) down, knowing that despite his young age, The Chosen One is the only wizard who can defeat him. Along with Ron (Rupert Grint) and Hermione (Emma Watson), Harry sets out to find and destroy the Horcruxes that contain the pieces of Voldemort's soul in order to end Voldemort's deadly reign. As Harry, Ron and Hermione search for clues, they find Xenophilius Lovegood, the father of their friend Luna. He behaves strangely, but tells them the legend of the Deathly Hallows. The Hallows are three sacred objects: the Resurrection Stone that has the power to bring the dead back, the all-powerful Elder Wand and an Invisibility Cloak. As the three struggle to find out the significance of the Deathly Hallows, Harry learns that Voldemort is trying to find the Elder Wand. When they're captured by Voldemort's followers, Hermione uses a spell to disfigure Harry, hoping that he won't be recognized. But when they're taken to Bellatrix Lestrange's home, where they discover Luna has been imprisoned, Harry's old enemy, Draco Malfoy, is given the task of identifying him. Will Draco recognize Harry and give him away so that Voldemort can kill him?

Jackass 3

Starring Johnny Knoxville, Bam Margera, Ryan Dunn, Steve-O , Jason Acuna, Preston Lacy and Chris Pontius.
Johnny Knoxville and his buddies get up to their daredevil comic antics again.

Kill The Irishman

Starring Ray Stevenson, Val Kilmer, Christopher Walken, Linda Cardellini, Vinnie Jones, Vincent D'Onofrio, Laura Ramsey and Paul Sorvino.
The true story of Danny Greene, a tough Irish thug working for mobsters in Cleveland during the 1970s. Based on the book by Rick Porrello.

Legend Of The Guardians: The Owls Of Ga'Hoole

Starring Helen Mirren, Geoffrey Rush, Jim Sturgess, Hugo Weaving, Emily Barclay, Abbie Cornish, Anthony LaPaglia, Miriam Margolyes and Sam Neill.
Soren, a young barn owl, is kidnapped by owls of St. Aggie's, ostensibly an orphanage, where owlets are brainwashed into becoming soldiers. He and his new friends escape to the island of Ga'Hoole, to assist its noble, wise owls who fight the army being created by the wicked rulers of St. Aggie's. The film is based on the first three books in the series.

Letters To Juliet (Briefe an Julia)

Starring Amanda Seyfried, Christopher Egan, Gael García Bernal, Vanessa Redgrave and Franco Nero.
When Sophie (Amanda Seyfried), a young American, travels to Verona, Italy - the romantic city where Romeo first met Juliet - she meets a group of volunteers who respond to letters written to Juliet seeking romantic advice. Sophie finds and answers a letter that has been lost for 50 years, and is stunned when its author Claire (Vanessa Redgrave) arrives in Italy with her handsome but overprotective grandson (Christopher Egan) to find the fiance she left decades before. Fascinated by Claire's quest, Sophie joins them on an adventure through the beautiful hills of Tuscany searching for Claire's long lost Lorenzo. The journey will change their lives forever, as they discover it's never too late to find true love.

Life As We Know It (So spielt das Leben)

Starring Katherine Heigl, Josh Duhamel, Josh Lucas, Christine Hendricks, Melissa McCarthy and Hayes MacArthur.
Holly Berenson (Katherine Heigl) is an up-and-coming caterer and Eric Messer (Josh Duhamel) is a promising network sports director. After a disastrous blind date, the only thing they have in common is their dislike for each other and their love for their goddaughter, Sophie. But when they suddenly become all Sophie has in the world, Holly and Messer are forced to put their differences aside. Juggling career ambitions and competing social calendars, they'll have to find some common ground while living under one roof.

Love & Other Drugs

Starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Anne Hathaway, Gabriel Macht, Hank Azaria and Oliver Platt.
A humorous expose of the highly competitive and cutthroat world of pharmaceuticals. An ambitious college grad schmoozes doctors, nurses, hospitals and begins a relationship with a woman suffering from Parkinson's, all while competing against other salesmen who trying to push their brand of drugs. Based on Jamie Reidy's memoir "Hard Sell: The Evolution of a Viagra Salesman."

Operation: Endgame

Starring Ellen Barkin, Joe Anderson, Zach Galifianakis, Rob Corddry and Jeffrey Tambor.
A satirical workplace comedy with a slick action twist, Fouad Mikati's Operation: Endgame explores the violence that erupts when the organization charged with protecting America implodes, and the employees turn their guns on each other instead of their enemies. Somewhere beneath Washington, D.C., an intense rivalry is heating up between two opposing teams of government assassins. The hired killers in the organizations take their names from Tarot cards. The Fool (Joe Anderson) is the latest recruit. Reporting for his first day on the job, The Fool is shocked to find that his boss is dead, and the office is on lockdown. To make matters worse, the building has been rigged with explosives, and it's going to blow soon. Now, in order to get out alive, The Fool will have to root out the killer in his midst, and make a quick escape before his co-workers catch him in their crosshairs.

The Other Guys (Die etwas anderen Cops)

Starring Will Ferrell, Mark Wahlberg, Eva Mendes, Michael Keaton, Steve Coogan, Ray Stevenson, Samuel L. Jackson and Dwayne Johnson.
NYPD Detectives Christopher Danson and P.K. Highsmith (Dwayne Johnson and Samuel L. Jackson) are the baddest and most beloved cops in New York City. They don't get tattoos - other men get tattoos of them. Two desks over and one back, sit Detectives Allen Gamble (Will Ferrell) and Terry Hoitz (Mark Wahlberg). You've seen them in the background of photos of Danson and Highsmith, out of focus and eyes closed. They're not heroes - they're "the Other Guys." But every cop has his or her day and soon Gamble and Hoitz stumble into a seemingly innocuous case no other detective wants to touch that could turn into New York City's biggest crime. It's the opportunity of their lives, but do these guys have the right stuff?

Otto's Eleven

Mit Otto Waalkes, Rick Kavanian, Mirco Nontschew, Max Giermann und Arnd Schimkat.
Weil ein fieser Casinobesitzer (Sky du Mont) den Maler Otto (Otto Waalkes) um sein geliebtes Gemälde bringt, wollen seine Freunde (u.a. Mirco Nontschew, Rick Kavanian) es ihm wiederbeschaffen. Ihr verwegener Plan: Ein großer Casinoraub! Unter Anleitung von Otto Waalkes witzeln sich die Topstars der deutschen Comedyszene durch eine kuriose Parodie von "Ocean's Eleven".

Paranormal Activity 2

Starring Katie Featherston, Brian Boland, Sprague Grayden, Molly Ephraim and Micah Sloat.
After experiencing what they think are a series of "break-ins," a family sets up security cameras around their home, only to realize that the events unfolding before them are more sinister than they seem.

Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World

Starring Michael Cera, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Kieran Culkin, Chris Evans, Anna Kendrick, Brie Larson, Alison Pill, Brandon Routh, Jason Schwartzman, Johnny Simmons, Mark Webber, Mae Whitman and Ellen Wong. Meet charming and jobless Scott Pilgrim (Michael Cera). A bass guitarist for totally average garage band Sex Bob-omb, the 22-year-old has just met the girl of his dreams ... literally. The only catch to winning Ramona Flowers (Mary Elizabeth Winstead)? Her seven evil exes are coming to kill him. Scott Pilgrim has never had a problem getting a girlfriend. It's getting rid of them that proves difficult. From the girl who kicked his heart's ass - and now is back in town - to the teenage distraction he's trying to shake when Ramona rollerblades into his world, love hasn't been easy. He soon discovers, however, his new crush has the most unusual baggage of all: a nefarious league of exes controls her love life and will do whatever it takes to eliminate him as a suitor. As Scott gets closer to Ramona, he must face an increasingly vicious rogues' gallery from her past - from infamous skateboarders to vegan rock stars and fearsomely identical twins. And if he hopes to win his true love, he must vanquish them all before it really is game over.


Starring Julianne Moore, Jonathan Rhys Meyers and Jeffrey DeMunn.
Dr. Cara Jessup has made a career out of defying the notion of multiple personality disorders. In the courtroom, her views and testimonies as an expert witness against multiple personality disorders have resulted in the death sentence of more than half a dozen murderers. Cara is devoted to science, but even her husband’s horrific murder did not cause Cara to lose her faith in God. Not so for her young daughter Samantha, a committed unbeliever. After a particularly troubling court case, Cara’s father Dr. Harding introduces her to his new patient - Adam. The more she unearths about Adam, the more her life and those closest to her are endangered. As she explores Adam’s past, Cara’s world begins to fall apart and she is forced to question her strong beliefs in science and in God. Racing against the clock to solve the mystery surrounding Adam, Cara must not lose faith or it could have grave consequences for her and her family.

Solomon Kane

Starring James Purefoy, Pete Postlethwaite, Rachel Hurd-Wood, Jason Flemyng and Max von Sydow.
Armed with a rapier and flintlock pistols, Solomon Kane dresses in black, his pale face and cold eyes shadowed by a hat. He is a true rogue, blasting and slashing forward on a mission of pillage and plunder in war-torn North Africa in the late 1500s. When the devil lays claim to his hopelessly corrupt soul, Kane escapes only to face the sobering truth: in order to seek redemption, he must renounce his wicked ways and devote himself wholly to a pious life. His newfound piety is put to the test when he is forced to return to his murderous ways to save England from the grasp of evil.

Sorority Row (Schön bis in den Tod)

Starring Briana Evigan, Leah Pipes, Rumer Willis, Jamie Chung, Audrina Patridge and Carrie Fisher.
When five sorority girls inadvertently cause the murder of one of their sisters in a prank gone wrong, they agree to keep the matter to themselves and never speak of it again, so they can get on with their lives. This proves easier said than done, when after graduation a mysterious killer goes after the five of them and anyone who knows their secret.


Starring Adrien Brody, Sarah Polley and Delphine Chanéac.
Superstar genetic engineers Clive (Adrien Brody) and Elsa (Sarah Polley) specialize in splicing DNA from different animals to create incredible new hybrids. Now they want to use human DNA in a hybrid that could revolutionize science and medicine. But when the pharmaceutical company that funds their research forbids it, Clive and Elsa secretly take their boldest experimentation underground - risking their careers by pushing the boundaries of science to serve their own curiosity and ambition. The result is Dren, an amazing, strangely beautiful creature of uncommon intelligence and an array of unexpected physical developments. At first, Dren exceeds their wildest dreams. But as she grows and learns at an accelerated rate, her existence threatens to become their worst nightmare.

SWAT: Firefight

Starring Benny Boom, Kristanna Loken, Gabriel Macht, Robert Patrick, Carly Pope and Nicholas Gonzalez.
A relentless government assassin (Robert Patrick) stalks the Detroit S.W.A.T. team in this explosive urban action thriller. Paul Cutler (Gabriel Macht) knows a thing or two about diffusing tense situations. An LAPD cop and anti-terrorism expert who accepts a job teaching hostage rescue tactics in Detroit, Cutler finds his reputation on the line after responding to a domestic dispute call black-ops hit man Walter Hatch (Patrick) and failing to save the hostage. Now, Walter is back, and he won't stop until the entire S.W.A.T. team is dead.

The Virginity Hit

Starring Justin Kline, Matt Bennett, Nicole Weaver, Zack Pearlman and Jacob Davich.
Four guys with a video camera and too much free time tell the tale of one of their own and his quest to lose his virginity. Matt's the only one of the four who hasn't gone all the way - he was going to do it with his girlfriend on their two-year anniversary, until he found out she cheated on him and called it off. Now he's got some unfinished business and it becomes more important than ever for Matt to do the deed. His friends want to see him close the deal and lead him on a journey through friends with benefits, internet hookups, and even adult film stars - recording it all for the web.