1998, Park Circus, 104 min, USA, Dir: Robert Rodriguez

To the students at Harrington High, the principal and her posse of teachers have always been a little odd, but lately they've been behaving positively alien. Controlled by otherworldly parasites, the faculty try to infect students one by one. Cheerleader Delilah (Jordana Brewster), football player Stan (Shawn Hatosy), drug dealer Zeke (Josh Hartnett) and new girl Marybeth (Laura Harris) team up with their classmates to fight back against the invaders.

2001, Dimension Films, 88 min, USA, Dir: Robert Rodriguez

Carmen Cortez (Alexa Vega) and her younger brother, Juni (Daryl Sabara), have no idea that their parents are retired international spies until mom (Carla Gugino) and dad (Antonio Banderas) are kidnapped. It’s up to the two spy kids to rescue them from an island castle - and maybe learn to get along with each other. This delightful family adventure was a worldwide hit, launching several sequels.

2003, Sony Repertory, 102 min, USA, Dir: Robert Rodriguez

The final installment of director Robert Rodriguez’s Mexico Trilogy stars Antonio Banderas as the gunslinging El Mariachi, hired by a CIA agent (Johnny Depp) to kill a renegade general (Gerardo Vigil) working with a drug-lord (Willem Dafoe) to overthrow the Mexican government. Like the Leone Westerns that helped inspire it, ONCE UPON A TIME IN MEXICO is packed with larger-than-life characters and bravura action sequences. With Salma Hayek, Eva Mendes and Mickey Rourke.

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