HARRY POTTER AND THE SORCERER'S STONE
2001, Warner Bros., 152 min, USA/UK, Dir: Chris Columbus

On our hero's 11th birthday, Harry (Daniel Radcliffe) discovers he is a wizard, then leaves his aunt and uncle for the magical world of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. But he soon must face his deepest fear, in the form of "He Who Must Not Be Named" - !! With Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, Richard Harris, Robbie Coltrane, Maggie Smith, Alan Rickman.


SENSE AND SENSIBILITY
1995, Sony Repertory, 136 min, UK/USA, Dir: Ang Lee

When their father dies, the Dashwood sisters are left impoverished. But sensible Elinor (Emma Thompson) and vivacious Marianne (Kate Winslet) endure, eventually finding love (with Hugh Grant and Alan Rickman). This adaptation of Jane Austen’s first novel was Ang Lee’s first feature outside of Taiwan, as well as Thompson’s first effort as a screenwriter - for which she won an Academy Award.


CBGB
2013, XLrator Media, 101 min, USA, Dir: Randall Miller

Originally a “Country, BlueGrass and Blues” club, CBGB became the epicenter of the New York alternative-music scene in the mid-1970s. With a policy of booking virtually any band that played original music, club owner Hilly Kristal (portrayed in the film by Alan Rickman) opened his doors to groups like Ramones, Blondie, Talking Heads, Television and others long before anyone had ever heard of punk rock or new wave. The cast includes such veterans as Bradley Whitford and Rupert Grint, but - appropriately for a film about an incubator of musicians - most of the actors in CBGB are at the beginnings of their screen careers. And need we mention the killer soundtrack?


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