ISLE OF DOGS
2018, Fox Searchlight, 101 min, USA/Germany, Dir: Wes Anderson

This animated gem from writer-director Wes Anderson tells the story of Atari Kobayashi, 12-year-old ward to corrupt Mayor Kobayashi. When, by executive decree, all the canine pets of Megasaki City are exiled to a vast garbage dump, Atari sets off alone in a miniature Junior Turbo Prop and flies to Trash Island in search of his bodyguard-dog, Spots. There, with the assistance of a pack of newly found mongrel friends, he begins an epic journey that will decide the fate and future of the entire prefecture. The star-studded voice cast includes Frances McDormand, Scarlett Johansson, Greta Gerwig, Bryan Cranston, Bill Murray and Jeff Goldblum.


THE JUNGLE BOOK
2016, Walt Disney Studios, 96 min, Dir: Jon Favreau

This live-action reimagining of the 1967 animated favorite uses state-of-the-art digital imagery to bring an entire Indian jungle to a Los Angeles soundstage. Newcomer Neel Sethi stars as Mowgli, a boy raised by wolves, who is threatened by Bengal tiger Shere Khan (Idris Elba) and must journey into the world. An all-star cast, including Bill Murray, Ben Kingsley, Scarlett Johansson and Christopher Walken supplies the voices of the creatures Mowgli meets along the way.


LUCY
2014, Universal, 89 min, France, Dir: Luc Besson

Scarlett Johansson takes on the title role in this pulse-pounding, sci-fi action thriller from director Luc Besson. In a Taiwan overrun by crime and corruption, Lucy is forced into service as a drug mule - until an experimental drug leaks into her system and gives her superhuman abilities to wield against her captors. With Morgan Freeman.


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