Sky Select

September 30 to October 7




The American

Starring Russell Brand, Helen Mirren, Greta Gerwig, Jennifer Garner, Geraldine Starring George Clooney, Thekla Reuten, Paolo Bonacelli and Violante Placido.
As an assassin, Jack (George Clooney) is constantly on the move and always alone. After a job in Sweden ends more harshly than expected for this American abroad, Jack retreats to the Italian countryside. He relishes being away from death for a spell as he holes up in a small medieval town. While there, Jack takes an assignment to construct a weapon for a mysterious contact, Mathilde (Thekla Reuten). Savoring the peaceful quietude he finds in the mountains of Abruzzo, Jack accepts the friendship of local priest Father Benedetto (Paolo Bonacelli) and pursues a torrid liaison with a beautiful woman, Clara (Violante Placido). Jack and Clara's time together evolves into a romance, one seemingly free of danger. But by stepping out of the shadows, Jack may be tempting fate.

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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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Black Death

Starring Sean Bean, Carice van Houten and Kimberley Nixon.
The year is 1348. Europe has fallen under the shadow of the Black Death. As the plague decimates all in its path, fear and superstition are rife. In this apocalyptic environment, the church is losing its grip on the people. There are rumors of a village, hidden in marshland that the plague cannot reach. There is even talk of a necromancer who leads the village and is able to bring the dead back to life. Ulric (Sean Bean), a fearsome knight, is charged by the church to investigate these rumors. He enlists the guidance of a novice monk, Osmund (Eddie Redmayne) to lead him and his band of mercenary soldiers to the marshland, but Osmund has other motives for leaving his monastery. Their journey to the village and events that unfold take them into the heart of darkness and to horrors that will put Osmund’s faith in himself and his love for God to the ultimate test.

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Diary Of A Wimpy Kid 2: Roderick Rules (Gregs Tagebuch 2: Gibt's Probleme?)

Starring Devon Bostick, Robert Capron and Zachary Gordon.
In this sequel to 2010's surprise hit, Greg Heffley, the kid who made "wimpy" cool is back in an all-new family comedy based on the best-selling follow-up novel by Jeff Kinney. As he begins seventh grade, Greg and his older brother - and chief tormentor - Rodrick must deal with their parents' misguided attempts to have them bond.

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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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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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Fear Island (Deep Cove)

Starring Haylie Duff, Aaron Ashmore, Lucy Hale, Kyle Schmid and Brenna O’Brien.
Five students on spring break meet at a secluded island cabin for a weekend getaway. After a night of music, drinking and getting re-acquainted the five friends are shocked to find the cabin's caretaker murdered and the only boat off the island gone. Stranded on the island they become the prey of a mysterious killer who seems bent on revenge for something the friends have done. They must defend themselves and find their tormentor or face death one by one.

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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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Killers (Kiss & Kill)

Starring Katherine Heigl, Ashton Kutcher, Tom Selleck, Catherine O'Hara, Katheryn Winnick, Kevin Sussman, Lisa Ann Walter, Casey Wilson, Rob Riggle, Martin Mull and Alex Borstein.
Trying to recover from a sudden break-up, Jen Kornfeldt (Katherine Heigl) believes she'll never fall in love again. But when she reluctantly joins her parents on a trip to the French Riviera, Jen happens to meet the man of her dreams, the dashing, handsome Spencer Aimes (Ashton Kutcher). Three years later, her seemingly impossible wish has come true: she and Spencer are newlyweds living the ideal suburban life - that is, until the morning after Spencer's 30th birthday when bullets start flying. Literally. It turns out Spencer never bothered to tell Jen he was once an international super-spy, and now Jen's perfect world has been turned upside down. Faced with the fact that her husband is a hit man, Jen is determined to discover what other secrets Spencer might be keeping - all the while trying to dodge bullets, keep up neighborly appearances, manage the in-laws ... and work out some major trust issues. And you thought suburban life was easy.

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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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My Best Friend's Girl (Männer sind Schweine)

Starring Dane Cook, Kate Hudson, Alec Baldwin, Jason Biggs, Lizzy Caplan and Andrew Caldwell.
A master at seducing - and offending - women, Tank (Dane Cook) is a professional My Best Friend's Girl. When guys get dumped, they hire Tank to take their ex-girlfriends out on the worst date of their lives - an experience so horrible it sends them running gratefully back to their beaus. So when Tank's best friend, Dustin (Jason Biggs), is dumped by his new girlfriend, Tank naturally offers to help out ... and ends up meeting the challenge of a lifetime. Smart, beautiful and headstrong, Alexis (Kate Hudson) is the first girl who knows how to call his bluff, and Tank soon finds himself torn between his loyalty to Dustin and his love for his best friend's girl.

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No Strings Attached (Freundschaft Plus)

Starring Natalie Portman, Ashton Kutcher, Cary Elwes, Kevin Kline and Olivia Thirlby.
Emma (Natalie Portman) and Adam (Ashton Kutcher) are life-long friends who almost ruin everything by having sex one morning. In order to protect their friendship, they make a pact to keep their relationship strictly "no strings attached." "No strings" means no jealousy, no expectations, no fighting, no flowers, no baby voices. It means they can do whatever they want, whenever they want, in whatever public place they want, as long as they don't fall in love. The question becomes - who's going to fall first? And can their friendship survive?

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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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Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides

Starring Johnny Depp, Penélope Cruz, Ian McShane, Kevin R. McNally, Astrid Bergès-Frisbey, Sam Claflin and Geoffrey Rush.
When Captain Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) crosses paths with a woman from his past (Penelope Cruz), he's not sure if it's love or if she's a ruthless con artist who's using him to find the fabled Fountain Of Youth. When she forces him aboard the Queen Anne's Revenge, the ship of the formidable pirate Blackbeard (Ian McShane), Jack finds himself on an unexpected adventure in which he doesn't know who to fear more: Blackbeard or the woman from his past.

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Priest

Starring Paul Bettany, Karl Urban, Cam Gigandet, Maggie Q, Lily Collins, Brad Dourif, Stephen Moyer and Christopher Plummer.
In an alternate world - one ravaged by centuries of war between man and vampires, a legendary Warrior Priest (Paul Bettany) from the last Vampire War now lives in obscurity among the other downtrodden human inhabitants in walled-in dystopian cities ruled by the Church. When his niece (Lily Collins) is abducted by a murderous pack of vampires, Priest breaks his sacred vows to venture out on an obsessive quest to find her before they turn her into one of them. He is joined on his crusade by his niece's boyfriend (Cam Gigandet), a trigger-fingered young wasteland sheriff, and a former Warrior Priestess (Maggie Q) who possesses otherworldly fighting skills.

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RED

Starring Bruce Willis, Morgan Freeman, John Malkovich, Helen Mirren, Karl Urban, Mary-Louise Parker, Brian Cox, Julian McMahon, Rebecca Pidgeon, Ernest Borgnine, James Remar and Richard Dreyfuss.
Frank (Bruce Willis), Joe (Morgan Freeman), Marvin (John Malkovich) and Victoria (Helen Mirren) used to be the CIA's top agents - but the secrets they know just made them the Agency's top targets. Now framed for assassination, they must use all of their collective cunning, experience and teamwork to stay one step ahead of their deadly pursuers and stay alive. The team, along with civilian Sarah (Mary-Louise Parker) in tow, embarks on an impossible cross-country mission to break into the top-secret CIA headquarters, where they will uncover one of the biggest conspiracies and cover-ups in government history.

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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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The Resident

Starring Hilary Swank, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Lee Pace, Christopher Lee and Aunjanue Ellis.
After separating from her husband, beautiful young doctor Juliet (Hilary Swank) begins a new life in Brooklyn. Her stunning, spacious loft apartment seems too good to be true, and when mysterious occurrences lead her to believe she's not alone, Juliet discovers the unthinkable... someone is watching.

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Resident Evil: Afterlife

Starring Milla Jovovich, Ali Larter, Kim Coates, Shawn Roberts, Sergio Peris Mencheta, Spencer Locke, Boris Kodjoe and Wentworth Miller.
In a world ravaged by a viral infection, turning its victims into the Undead, Alice (Milla Jovovich), continues on her journey to find survivors and lead them to safety. Her deadly battle with the Umbrella Corporation reaches new heights, but Alice gets some unexpected help from an old friend. A new lead that promises a safe haven from the Undead takes them to Los Angeles, but when they arrive the city is overrun by thousands of Undead - and Alice and her comrades are about to step into a deadly trap.

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Rio

Starring Anne Hathaway, Jesse Eisenberg, Jemaine Clement, Leslie Mann, Tracy Morgan, will.i.am , Rodrigo Santoro, George Lopez and Jamie Foxx.
Blu is a domesticated Macaw who never learned to fly, and enjoys a comfortable life with his owner and best friend Linda in the small town of Moose Lake, Minnesota. Blu and Linda think he's the last of his kind, but when they learn about another Macaw who lives in Rio de Janeiro, they head to the faraway and exotic land to find Jewel, Blu's female counterpart. Not long after they arrive, Blu and Jewel are kidnapped by a group of bungling animal smugglers. Blu escapes, aided by the street smart Jewel and a group of wisecracking and smooth-talking city birds. Now, with his new friends by his side, Blu will have to find the courage to learn to fly, thwart the kidnappers who are hot on their trail, and return to Linda, the best friend a bird ever had.

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The Rite

Starring Anthony Hopkins, Colin O'Donaghue, Alice Braga, Ciarán Hinds, Toby Jones and Rutger Hauer.
American seminary student Michael Kovak (Colin O'Donoghue) is reluctantly enrolled in a new exorcism course at a Vatican-affiliated university in Italy that teaches priests how to distinguish between a genuine possession and mental illness. While there, Michael meets an unorthodox priest, Father Lucas (Anthony Hopkins), who teaches him about the darker side of his faith.

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The Roommate

Starring Leighton Meester, Minka Kelly, Cam Gigandet, Aly Michalka, Danneel Harris, Frances Fisher and Billy Zane.
A mentally unbalanced college freshman (Leighton Meester) becomes obsessed with her new roommate (Minka Kelly).

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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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Water For Elephants (Wasser für die Elefanten)

Starring Robert Pattinson, Reese Witherspoon, Christoph Waltz, Hal Holbrook, Mark Povinelli and Jim Norton.
Devastated by the sudden death of his parents in a car crash, veterinary student Jacob Jankowski (Robert Pattinson) abandons his studies in his final year and hops aboard a train. He soon finds out it's part of a traveling circus and tries to get a job with them. When August (Christoph Waltz), the head animal trainer, finds out Jacob is a veterinarian, he hires him to look after the animals. Jacob falls for August's young wife, Marlena (Reese Witherspoon), and learns that August is an abusive man, both towards animals and humans. Jacob struggles to hide his feelings and to keep his job, despite the circus' money troubles and the tendency of the bosses to redlight workers (throw them off the train in the middle of the night when they no longer need them).