Sky Select

December 23 to December 30




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Starring Jason Statham, Mickey Rourke, Alexander Skarsgård, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Michael Shannon, Ray Winstone, Sam Riley, Gaby Hoffmann and 50 Cent.
Sebastian, a naive young man, assumes a dead man’s identity and finds himself embroiled in an underground world of power, violence, and chance where men gamble behind closed doors on the lives of other men.

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Bad Teacher
Starring Cameron Diaz, Justin Timberlake, Lucy Punch, John Michael Higgins, Jason Segel and Thomas Lennon.
Elizabeth (Cameron Diaz) is a teacher who just doesn't give an F. Not only is she foul-mouthed, ruthless, and inappropriate - she drinks, she gets high, and she can't wait to marry her meal ticket so she can escape what she considers to be her bogus day job. When she gets dumped by her fiancé, she connives to win over a rich, handsome substitute teacher (Justin Timberlake) - but has to compete with an overly energetic colleague, Amy (Lucy Punch), for his affections. Things get complicated when a sarcastic, irreverent gym teacher (Jason Segel) starts making advances on Elizabeth. The consequences of her wild and outrageous schemes wind up giving her students, her coworkers, and even herself an education she could never have predicted.

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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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Captain America: The First Avenger
Starring Chris Evans, Tommy Lee Jones, Hugo Weaving, Hayley Atwell, Sebastian Stan, Dominic Cooper, Toby Jones, Neal McDonough, Derek Luke and Stanley Tucci.
After being deemed unfit for military service, Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) volunteers to participate in an experimental program that turns him into the Super Soldier known as Captain America. As Captain America, Rogers joins forces with Bucky Barnes (Sebastian Stan) and Peggy Carter (Hayley Atwell) to wage war on the evil HYDRA organization, led by the villainous Red Skull (Hugo Weaving).

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Cars 2
Starring Owen Wilson, Larry the Cable Guy, Michael Caine, Emily Mortimer, Bonnie Hunt, Tony Shalhoub, Cheech Marin, Jason Isaacs, Joe Mantegna, Peter Jacobson, Thomas Kretschmann, John Ratzenberger, Jenifer Lewis and John Turturro.
Star racecar Lightning McQueen (voice of Owen Wilson) and the incomparable tow truck Mater (voice of Larry the Cable Guy) take their friendship to exciting new places in CARS 2 when they head overseas to compete in the first-ever World Grand Prix to determine the world's fastest car. But the road to the championship is filled with plenty of potholes, detours and hilarious surprises when Mater gets caught up in an intriguing adventure of his own: international espionage. Torn between assisting Lightning McQueen in the high-profile race and towing the line in a top-secret spy mission, Mater's action-packed journey leads him on an explosive chase through the streets of Japan and Europe, trailed by his friends and watched by the whole world. Adding to the fast-paced fun is a colorful new all-car cast that includes secret agents, menacing villains and international racing competitors.

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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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The Eagle (Der Adler der neunten Legion)
Starring Channing Tatum, Jamie Bell, Mark Strong, Donald Sutherland and Denis O'Hare.
In 140 AD, 20 years after the mysterious disappearance of the entire Ninth Legion in the mountains of Scotland, young centurion Marcus Aquila (Channing Tatum) arrives from Rome to solve the mystery and restore the reputation of his father, who was the commander of the Ninth. Although he's warned not to take his British slave Esca (Jamie Bell) for fear that he'll turn against Marcus in order to gain his freedom, the two set off on their journey across Hadrian's Wall into the uncharted highlands of Caledonia.

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The Green Lantern
Starring Ryan Reynolds, Blake Lively, Peter Sarsgaard and Mark Strong.
In a universe as vast as it is mysterious, a small but powerful force has existed for centuries. Protectors of peace and justice, they are called the Green Lantern Corps. A brotherhood of warriors sworn to keep intergalactic order, each Green Lantern wears a ring that grants him superpowers. But when a new enemy called Parallax threatens to destroy the balance of power in the Universe, their fate and the fate of Earth lie in the hands of their newest recruit, the first human ever selected: Hal Jordan (Ryan Reynolds). Hal is a gifted and cocky test pilot, but the Green Lanterns have little respect for humans, who have never harnessed the infinite powers of the ring before. But Hal is clearly the missing piece to the puzzle, and along with his determination and willpower, he has one thing no member of the Corps has ever had: humanity. With the encouragement of fellow pilot and childhood sweetheart Carol Ferris (Blake Lively), if Hal can quickly master his new powers and find the courage to overcome his fears, he may prove to be not only the key to defeating Parallax...he will become the greatest Green Lantern of all.

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The Hangover Part II
Starring Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, Zach Galifianakis, Justin Bartha, Ken Jeong, Paul Giamatti, Mike Tyson, Jeffrey Tambor, Mason Lee and Jamie Chung. Phil (Bradley Cooper), Stu (Ed Helms), Alan (Zach Galifianakis) and Doug (Justin Bartha) travel to exotic Thailand for Stu's wedding. After the unforgettable bachelor party in Las Vegas, Stu is taking no chances and has opted for a safe, subdued pre-wedding brunch. However, things don't always go as planned. What happens in Vegas may stay in Vegas, but what happens in Bangkok can't even be imagined.

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Hanna (Wer ist Hanna?)
Starring Saoirse Ronan, Eric Bana, Cate Blanchett, Olivia Williams and Tom Hollander.
Hanna (Saoirse Ronan) is a teenage girl. Uniquely, she has the strength, the stamina, and the smarts of a solider; these come from being raised by her father (Eric Bana), an ex-CIA man, in the wilds of Finland. Living a life unlike any other teenager, her upbringing and training have been one and the same, all geared to making her the perfect assassin. The turning point in her adolescence is a sharp one; sent into the world by her father on a mission, Hanna journeys stealthily across Europe while eluding agents dispatched after her by a ruthless intelligence operative with secrets of her own (Cate Blanchett). As she nears her ultimate target, Hanna faces startling revelations about her existence and unexpected questions about her humanity.

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Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part 2
Starring Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, Helena Bonham Carter, Robbie Coltrane, Tom Felton, Ralph Fiennes, Michael Gambon, Ciarán Hinds, John Hurt, Jason Isaacs, Matthew Lewis, Gary Oldman, Alan Rickman, Maggie Smith, David Thewlis and Julie Walters.
Harry (Daniel Radcliffe), Ron (Rupert Grint) and Hermione (Emma Watson) learn that a Horcrux that holds a piece of Lord Voldemort's soul has been hidden at Hogwarts, so they sneak into the school, which is heavily guarded by the Dark Lord's forces, to recover it. While there, Harry views the memories of Severus Snape and finds out something surprising about his former teacher. Harry is called upon to make the ultimate sacrifice as he draws closer to a final showdown with Lord Voldemort.

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Kung Fu Panda: The Kaboom Of Doom
Po is now living his dream as The Dragon Warrior, protecting the Valley of Peace alongside his friends and fellow kung fu masters, The Furious Five - Tigress, Crane, Mantis, Viper and Monkey. But Po's awesome new life is threatened by the emergence of a formidable villain, who plans to use a secret, unstoppable weapon to conquer China and destroy kung fu. It is up to Po and The Furious Five to journey across China to face this threat and vanquish it. But how can Po stop a weapon that can stop kung fu? He must look to his past and uncover the secrets of his mysterious origins; only then will he be able to unlock the strength he needs to succeed.

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Mr. Popper's Penguins
Starring Jim Carrey, Carla Gugino, Angela Lansbury, Madeline Carroll, Ophelia Lovibond and Philip Baker Hall.
Although Mr. Popper (Jim Carrey) is a driven businessman, he's clueless when it comes to the important things in life. He begins to change after he inherits six penguins and transforms his swanky New York apartment into a snowy winter wonderland, affecting his professional life.

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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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Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes (Planet der Affen: Prevolution)
Starring James Franco, Freida Pinto, John Lithgow, Brian Cox, Tom Felton and Andy Serkis.
Will Rodman (James Franco), a scientist at Gen-Sys, is trying to find a cure for Alzheimer's. When a baby chimp at the lab is orphaned, he takes him home and raises him, but this single act of both compassion and arrogance leads to a war unlike any other ... and to the Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes.

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The Smurfs (Die Schlümpfe)
Starring Neil Patrick Harris, Jayma Mays, Sofia Vergara, Tim Gunn, Hank Azaria, Jonathan Winters, Alan Cumming, Katy Perry, Fred Armisen, George Lopez, Anton Yelchin, Kenan Thompson and Jeff Foxworthy.
When the evil wizard Gargamel (Hank Azaria) chases the Smurfs out of their village, they're forced through a portal, out of their world and into ours, landing in the middle of New York's Central Park. Just three apples high and stuck in the Big Apple, the Smurfs must find a way to get back to their village before Gargamel tracks them down.

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The Switch (Umständlich verliebt)
Starring Jennifer Aniston, Jason Bateman, Patrick Wilson, Juliette Lewis, Jeff Goldblum and Caroline Dhavernas.
Kassie (Jennifer Aniston) is a smart, fun-loving single woman who, despite her neurotic best friend Wally's (Jason Bateman) objections, decides it's time to have a baby - even if it means doing it by herself - with a little help from a charming sperm donor (Patrick Wilson). But, unbeknownst to her, Kassie's plans go awry because of a last-minute switch that isn't discovered until seven years later when Wally finally gets acquainted with Kassie's cute - though slightly neurotic - son.

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The Tourist
Starring Angelina Jolie, Johnny Depp, Paul Bettany, Timothy Dalton, Steven Berkoff and Rufus Sewell.
During an impromptu trip to Europe to mend a broken heart, Frank (Johnny Depp) unexpectedly finds himself in a flirtatious encounter with Elise (Angelina Jolie), an extraordinary woman who deliberately crosses his path. Against the breathtaking backdrop of Paris and Venice, their whirlwind romance quickly evolves as they find themselves unwittingly thrust into a deadly game of cat and mouse.

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Transformers: Dark Of The Moon
Starring Shia LaBeouf, John Turturro, Josh Duhamel, Tyrese Gibson, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Patrick Dempsey, Kevin Dunn, John Malkovich and Frances McDormand.
When a mysterious event from Earth's past erupts into the present day it threatens to bring a war to Earth so big that the Transformers alone will not be able to save humanity.

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Tucker & Dale Vs. Evil
Starring Tyler Labine, Alan Tudyk, Jesse Moss and Chelan Simmons.
Tucker and Dale are two best friends on vacation at their dilapidated mountain house, who are mistaken for murderous backwoods hillbillies by a group of obnoxious, preppy college kids. When one of the students gets separated from her friends, the boys try to lend a hand, but as the misunderstanding grows, so does the body count.

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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).

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The Zookeeper (Der Zoowärter)
Starring Kevin James, Rosario Dawson, Leslie Bibb, Cher, Nick Nolte, Adam Sandler, Sylvester Stallone, Judd Apatow, Jon Favreau and Maya Rudolph.
The animals at the Franklin Park Zoo love their kindhearted caretaker, Griffin Keyes (Kevin James). Finding himself more comfortable with a lion than a lady, Griffin decides the only way to get a girl in his life is to leave the zoo and find a more glamorous job. The animals, in a panic, decide to break their time-honored code of silence and reveal their biggest secret: they can talk! To keep Griffin from leaving, they decide to teach him the rules of courtship - animal style.