1991, Park Circus/MGM, 97 min, USA, Dir: Jonathan Wacks

Tom (Ethan Hawke) pines for his neighbor’s beautiful housesitter, Geena (Teri Polo), but doesn’t have the courage to tell her until his older brother shows up unexpectedly to make his dreams come true. Given a fancy car, cash and the ideal date itinerary, Tom is now ready to take Geena on the perfect date. What Tom doesn’t know is that his brother has been living a life of crime; when it spills over into Tom’s evening, he and Geena must avoid killers, carnage and mosh pits if they want to survive to see a second date.

2017, STX Entertainment, 137 min, France, Dir: Luc Besson

Luc Besson’s visually spectacular new adventure film is based on the groundbreaking comic book series. In the 28th century, Valerian (Dane DeHaan) and Laureline (Cara Delevingne) are special operatives charged with maintaining order throughout the human territories. Under assignment from the Minister of Defense, the two embark on a mission to the astonishing city of Alpha - an ever-expanding metropolis where species from all over the universe have converged over centuries to share knowledge, intelligence and cultures. There is a mystery at the center of Alpha, a dark force that threatens the peaceful existence of the City of a Thousand Planets, and Valerian and Laureline must race to identify the marauding menace and safeguard not just Alpha but the future of the universe. With Clive Owen, Rihanna, Ethan Hawke, Herbie Hancock, Kris Wu and Rutger Hauer.

1989, Walt Disney Pictures, 128 min, USA, Dir: Peter Weir

“Carpe diem. Seize the day, boys. Make your lives extraordinary.” When a new student (Ethan Hawke) arrives at an exclusive East Coast prep school in 1959, he and his roommate (Robert Sean Leonard) are encouraged to think for themselves by new English teacher John Keating (Robin Williams), whose unusual approach runs afoul of the school’s headmaster (Norman Lloyd). This superbly crafted coming-of-age drama earned Oscar nominations for Best Picture, Director and Williams’ performance, and a win for Tom Schulman’s original screenplay.

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