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Wednesday, December 21, 2011


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December 22 at 20:30: Tracers 6 (2006) directed by Jim Wynorski and starring Zette Sullivan and Jennifer Capo. Jack Deth is back travelling back in time and into the body of his own daughter, Josephine, on a mission to save her life and save the world from the most lethal Trancers yet.

December 24 at 20h30: Vanilla Sky (2001) directed by Cameron Crowe and starring Tom Cruise and Penélope Cruz. Charismatic David leads a charmed life, but one night David makes a small mistake that causes him to lose Sofia, the girl of his dreams. In his search for her, David is thrust unexpectedly into a rollercoaster ride of romance, sex, lies and suspicion that results in his ex-girlfriend's suicide and a car accident that leaves David hideously disfigured.

December 25 at 20h30: The Hot Spot (1990) directed by Dennis Hopper and starring Don Johnson and Jennifer Connelly. A lowlife drifter who sells used cars in a Texas burg robs the local bank and gets involved with two women: one bad, one innocent.

December 26 at 20h30: Birdy (1984) directed by Alan Parker and starring Matthew Modine and Nicolas Cage. A soldier returns from Vietnam to find his boyhood friend, also a fellow soldier, in a military hospital, having suffered a mental breakdown in which he has become detached from reality and imagines that he is a bird.

December 27 at 20h30: Across The Line (2010) directed by R Ellis Frazier and starring Aidan Quinn and Mario Van Peebles. When a Los Angeles fugitive-financier is discovered hiding out in Tijuana, he and his $2billion stash quickly become prey to three merciless factions: a Mexican drug lord, a Russian mobster, and the FBI.

December 28 at 20h30: Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (1986) directed by Leonard Nimoy who also stars with William Shatner. It's the 23rd century, and a mysterious alien power is threatening Earth by evaporating the oceans and destroying the atmosphere. In a frantic attempt to save mankind, Kirk and his crew must travel back in time to save the Earth and its people from total destruction.

December 29 at 20h30: Final Stab (2001) directed by David DeCoteau and starring Jamie Gannon and Melissa Renee Martin. As a secluded estate, a group of college friends are getting together for a weekend of fun, and games. Killer, victim or innocent bystander, they all have their part to play. But when the blood turns out to be real and people start disappearing, everyone quickly realises that they only way out of this killer game is to be the last one alive.

December 31 at 20h30: Saving Private Ryan (1998) directed by Steven Spielberg starring Tom Hanks and Matt Damon. James Ryan, has just lost three brothers in combat. Government policy dictates that he should return home lest his family be deprived of all its male offspring. A team of soldiers, led by Captain John Miller and fresh from the beaches of Normandy, is assembled to find and save Private Ryan.