Sky Select

September 9 to September 16




127 Hours

Starring James Franco, Kate Mara, Lizzy Caplan, Clémence Poésy and Amber Tamblyn.
127 Hours is the true story of mountain climber Aron Ralston's (James Franco) remarkable adventure to save himself after a fallen boulder crashes on his arm and traps him in an isolated canyon in Utah. Over the next five days Ralston examines his life and survives the elements to finally discover he has the courage and the wherewithal to extricate himself by any means necessary, scale a 65 foot wall and hike over eight miles before he is finally rescued. Throughout his journey, Ralston recalls friends, lovers (Clémence Poésy), family, and the two hikers (Amber Tamblyn and Kate Mara) he met before his accident. Will they be the last two people he ever had the chance to meet? A visceral, thrilling story that will take an audience on a never before experienced journey and prove what we can do when we choose life.

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After.Life

Starring Christina Ricci, Justin Long and Liam Neeson.
After a horrific car accident, Anna (Christina Ricci) wakes up to find the local funeral director Eliot Deacon (Liam Neeson) preparing her body for her funeral. Confused, terrified, and feeling still very much alive, Anna doesn't believe she's dead, despite the funeral director's reassurances that she is merely in transition to the afterlife. Eliot convinces her he has the ability to communicate with the dead and is the only one who can help her. Trapped inside the funeral home, with nobody to turn to except Eliot, Anna is forced to face her deepest fears and accept her own death. But Anna's grief-stricken boyfriend Paul (Justin Long) still can't shake the nagging suspicion that Eliot isnt what he appears to be. As the funeral nears, Paul gets closer to unlocking the disturbing truth, but it could be too late; Anna may have already begun to cross over to the other side.

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Arthur

Starring Russell Brand, Helen Mirren, Greta Gerwig, Jennifer Garner, Geraldine James, Luis Guzman and Nick Nolte.
Irresponsible but charming Arthur (Russell Brand) has always relied on two things to get by: his limitless fortune and guidance from his lifelong nanny, Hobson (Helen Mirren). When his mother insists on an arranged marriage, Arthur balks, especially when he falls in love with another woman (Greta Gerwig). Threatened with being cut off from his inheritance if he doesn't marry the woman (Jennifer Garner) his mother has chosen for him, Arthur is faced with a dilemma.

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Brothers

Starring Tobey Maguire, Jake Gyllenhaal, Natalie Portman, Sam Shepard and Clifton Collins, Jr.
Jim Sheridan's film, adapted from Susanne Bier's 2004 movie, concerns Captain Sam Cahill (Tobey Maguire), a Marine who receives orders to ship out for yet another tour of duty in Afghanistan. But before he leaves his supportive wife, Grace (Natalie Portman), and his two elementary-school-age daughters, Sam picks up his black sheep brother, Tommy (Jake Gyllenhaal), who has finished a prison stretch for robbing a bank. While overseas, Sam's aircraft gets shot down and he's thought dead. Back home, irresponsible Tommy gets his act together in order to be an anchor for Grace and the girls, and the two grow emotionally -- though not physically -- close. As the family finally begins to make peace with their grief, soldiers rescue POW Sam and he returns home. Sam's experiences overseas have caused him such emotional turmoil, he has a difficult time adjusting to civilian life, and soon his fear and paranoia manifest themselves in the form of jealousy for his brother's relationship with his wife.

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Fast Five (Fast & Furious Five)

Starring Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Jordana Brewster, Chris "Ludacris" Bridges, Tyrese Gibson, Sung Kang, Gal Gadot, Matt Schulze, Don Omar, Elsa Pataky, Joaquim de Almeida and Dwayne Johnson.
Since Brian (Paul Walker) and Mia Toretto (Jordana Brewster) broke Dom (Vin Diesel) out of custody, they've blown across many borders to elude authorities. Now backed into a corner in Rio de Janeiro, they must pull one last job in order to gain their freedom. As they assemble their elite team of top racers, the unlikely allies know their only shot of getting out for good means confronting the corrupt businessman who wants them dead. But he's not the only one on their tail. Hard-nosed federal agent Luke Hobbs (Dwayne Johnson) never misses his target. When he is assigned to track down Dom and Brian, he and his strike team launch an all-out assault to capture them. But as his men tear through Brazil, Hobbs learns he can't separate the good guys from the bad. Now, he must rely on his instincts to corner his prey... before someone else runs them down first.

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Faster

Starring Dwayne Johnson, Billy Bob Thornton, Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Carla Gugino, Maggie Grace and Moon Bloodgood.
After 10 years in prison, Driver (Dwayne Johnson) has a singular focus - to avenge the murder of his brother during the botched bank robbery that led to his imprisonment. Now a free man with a deadly to-do list in hand, he's finally on his mission... but with two men on his trail - a veteran cop (Billy Bob Thornton) just days from retirement, and a young egocentric hitman (Oliver Jackson-Cohen) with a flair for the art of killing and a newfound worthy opponent. The hunter is also the hunted. It's a do-or-die race to the list's finish as the mystery surrounding his brother's murder deepens, and new details emerge along the way hinting that Driver's list may be incomplete.

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Gnomeo & Juliet

Starring James McAvoy, Emily Blunt, Michael Caine, Jason Statham, Maggie Smith, Ashley Jensen, Stephen Merchant, Matt Lucas, Jim Cummings, Julie Walters, Richard Wilson, Ozzy Osbourne, Dolly Parton and Hulk Hogan.
Garden gnomes Gnomeo (James McAvoy) and Juliet (Emily Blunt) have as many obstacles to overcome as their quasi namesakes when they are caught up in a feud between neighbors. But with plastic pink flamingos and lawnmower races in the mix, can this young couple find lasting happiness?

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Gulliver’s Travels

Starring Emily Blunt, Jason Segel, Jack Black, Amanda Peet, Billy Connolly, T.J. Miller, Romany Malco and Chris O'Dowd.
A bigscreen adaptation of "Gulliver's Travels," with Jack Black taking on the title role of Lemuel Gulliver, a free-spirited travel writer who, on an assignment to the Bermuda Triangle, suddenly finds himself a giant among men when he washes ashore on the hidden island of Liliput, home to a population of industrious, yet tiny, people.

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Hall Pass (Alles erlaubt - Eine Woche ohne Regeln)

Starring Owen Wilson, Jason Sudeikis, Jenna Fischer, Christina Applegate, Nicky Whelan, Richard Jenkins, Stephen Merchant, Larry Joe Campbell, Bruce Thomas, Tyler Hoechlin, Derek Waters and Alexandra Daddario.
When two men who've been married for years - Rick (Owen Wilson) and Fred (Jason Sudeikis) - begin to show signs of restlessness at home, their wives (Jenna Fischer, Christina Applegate) decide to grant them one week of freedom to do whatever they want with no questions asked. At first, best friends Rick and Fred think they've been granted a dream come true. But is living the single life all that they remember it to be?

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Hop

Starring James Marsden, Russell Brand, Kaley Cuoco, Hank Azaria, Gary Cole, Elizabeth Perkins, David Hasselhoff, Chelsea Handler and Hugh Laurie.
Blending state-of-the-art animation with live action, HOP tells the comic tale of Fred (James Marsden), an out-of-work slacker who accidentally injures the Easter Bunny (voiced by Russell Brand) and must take him in as he recovers. As Fred struggles with the world's worst houseguest, both will learn what it takes to finally grow up.

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Jackass 3.5

Johnny Knoxville and the boys are at it again with jackass 3.5, a compilation of dozens of episodes featuring all-new footage from the idiots you’ve come to fear and love. Loaded with never-before-seen stunts, pranks and stupidity, these episodic slugs include such antics as Steve-O’s up close and very personal encounter with a snapping turtle, Chris Pontius and his incredible wood pecker, a rocket-powered trip to Uranus with Bam Margera, and the successful prank that was finally pulled on Johnny Knoxville.

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Just Go With It (Meine erfundene Frau)

Starring Adam Sandler, Jennifer Aniston, Nick Swardson, Brooklyn Decker, Dave Matthews, Bailee Madison, Kevin Nealon, Griffin Gluck and Nicole Kidman.
A plastic surgeon (Adam Sandler) who's romancing a much younger schoolteacher enlists his loyal assistant (Jennifer Aniston) to pretend to be his soon to be ex-wife, in order to cover up a careless lie. When more lies backfire, the assistant's kids become involved, and everyone heads off for a weekend in Hawaii that will change all of their lives.

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Kokowääh

Mit Til Schweiger, Emma Tiger Schweiger, Jasmin Gerat, Samuel Finzi und Meret Becker.
Seit Drehbuchautor Henry (Til Schweiger) sich von seiner Freundin getrennt hat, kriegt er nichts mehr auf die Reihe. Und dann sitzt auch noch eines Tages die achtjährige Magdalena (Emma Schweiger) vor seiner Tür, das Ergebnis eines One Night Stands. Henry soll ein paar Wochen auf sie aufpassen. Zunächst sträubt er sich, aber allmählich kitzelt die schlagfertige Kleine den weichen Kern aus dem Vorzeige-Macho.

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The New Daughter

Starring Kevin Costner, Ivana Baquero, Gattlin Griffith, Samantha Mathis and Noah Taylor.
John James (Kevin Costner) is a single father who moves to a house in the country with his two children following a painful divorce. Soon, however, his adolescent daughter (Ivana Baquero) begins acting strangely, and the household is plagued by disturbing events. John begins to suspect that the mysterious mound at the edge of the forest may have something to do with her ominous behavior.

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Paul

Starring Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Jason Bateman, Kristen Wiig, Bill Hader, Blythe Danner, Joe Lo Truglio, John Carroll Lynch, Jane Lynch, David Koechner, Sigourney Weaver and Seth Rogen.
For the past 60 years, an alien named Paul (voiced by Seth Rogen) has been hanging out at a top-secret military base. For reasons unknown, the space-traveling smart ass decides to escape the compound and hop on the first vehicle out of town - a rented RV containing Earthlings Graeme Willy (Simon Pegg) and Clive Collings (Nick Frost). Chased by federal agents and the fanatical father of a young woman that they accidentally kidnap, Graeme and Clive hatch a fumbling escape plan to return Paul to his mother ship. And as two nerds struggle to help, one little green man might just take his fellow outcasts from misfits to intergalactic heroes.

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Quarantine 2: Terminal

Starring George Back, Andrew Benator, Jason Benjamin, Bre Blair, Lynn Cole, Josh Cooke, Michael Covington and John Curran.
Earlier tonight, a bizarre disease was unleashed in a run-down Los Angeles tenement ... and no one got out alive. Yet something escaped. Now, aboard Flight 318, the first symptoms begin to show. As the infection begins to takes root, innocent passengers suddenly transform into terrifying, bloodthirsty killers. Forced to land at an isolated terminal, and surrounded by armed government agents, the crew and passengers grow increasingly desperate. The only question now is how far they will go to survive.

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Rango

Starring Johnny Depp, Isla Fisher, Abigail Breslin, Alfred Molina, Bill Nighy, Harry Dean Stanton, Ray Winstone and Timothy Olyphant.
A sheltered chameleon (voice of Johnny Depp) named Rango who is an ordinary family pet faces a major identity crisis. When he accidentally winds up in the gritty, gun-slinging town of Dirt - a lawless outpost populated by the desert's most wily and whimsical creatures - the less-than-courageous lizard suddenly finds he stands out. Welcomed as the last hope the town has been waiting for, new Sheriff Rango is forced to play his new role to the hilt . . . until, in a blaze of action-packed situations and encounters with outrageous characters, Rango starts to become the hero he once only pretended to be.

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Red Riding Hood

Starring Amanda Seyfried, Gary Oldman, Billy Burke, Shiloh Fernandez, Max Irons, Virginia Madsen, Lukas Haas and Julie Christie.
Valerie (Amanda Seyfried), whose family has arranged a marriage for her with a wealthy man, has fallen for another man, Peter. Just as they've decided to run away, Valerie's sister is killed by a werewolf. Although the villagers offer up an animal sacrifice to the werewolf each month, his appetite has grown and he now desires human flesh. The villagers hire a famed werewolf hunter (Gary Oldman) to kill the beast, but first, he makes it clear that the werewolf is likely one of them - a human who only changes into a werewolf during a full moon.

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Senna

The story of Brazilian Formula One racing driver Ayrton Senna, who won the F1 world championship three times before his death at a young age.

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Sucker Punch

Starring Emily Browning, Abbie Cornish, Jena Malone, Vanessa Hudgens, Jamie Chung, Carla Gugino, Oscar Isaac, Jon Hamm and Scott Glenn.
A young girl who's been sent to a mental institution by her evil stepfather creates a dream world to escape from her dark reality. Her adventures blur the lines between what's real and what is imaginary... with potentially tragic consequences.

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Thor

Starring Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston, Anthony Hopkins, Stellan Skarsgård, Kat Dennings, Clark Gregg, Colm Feore, Idris Elba, Ray Stevenson, Tadanobu Asano, Josh Dallas, Jaimie Alexander and Rene Russo.
Thor (Chris Hemsworth) is a powerful but arrogant warrior whose reckless actions reignite an ancient war. As a result, Thor is banished to Earth, where he is forced to live among humans. When the most dangerous villain of his world sends its darkest forces to invade Earth, Thor learns what it takes to be a true hero.

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Trollhunter

Starring Otto Jespersen, Robert Stoltenberg, Knut Naerum and Glenn Erland Tosterud.
The government says there's nothing to worry about - it's just a problem with bears making trouble in the mountains and forests of Norway. But local hunters don't believe it - and neither do a trio of college students who want to find out the truth. Armed with a video camera, they trail a mysterious "poacher," who wants nothing to do with them. But their persistence lands them straight in the path of the objects of his pursuits: trolls. They soon find themselves documenting every move of this grizzled, unlikely hero - the troll hunter - risking their lives to uncover the secrets of creatures only thought to exist in fairy tales.