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GREYHOUND
2020, 91 min, USA/Canada/China, Dir: Aaron Schneider

In the winter of 1942, as Nazi forces march across Europe with their sights set on Great Britain, thousands of ships from North America transport men and material across the Atlantic. Passed over for promotion for years, longtime U.S. Navy officer Ernest Krause (Tom Hanks, who also penned the screenplay) finally receives his first command: leading the destroyer Keeling (code-named Greyhound), and three other escort ships to protect a convoy of 37 merchant vessels. Fast-moving German submarines known as U-boats patrol the waters, brutally enforcing a German blockade. Although the convoy receives anti-submarine air cover when within flying range of American and British air force bases, for a terrifying five-day stretch known as the “Black Pit,” Krause and his men are on their own against U-boats determined to sink the destroyer and the ships it is assigned to protect.


ADVENTURES IN BABYSITTING
1987, Disney Pictures, 102 min, United States, Dir: Chris Columbus

When Chris Parker’s (Elisabeth Shue) boyfriend cancels their romantic dinner date at the last minute, she reluctantly agrees to a babysitting job. What starts off as a boring night quickly changes when Chris receives a frantic phone call from best friend Brenda (Penelope Ann Miller), who is stranded at a bus station in downtown Chicago. Chris agrees to pick up Brenda but has to bring the kids along with her. Their rescue mission quickly goes off the rails as a flat tire on the freeway sends them spinning into a night of chaos filled with one-handed homicidal tow truck drivers, a car theft ring, a blues bar with one sacred rule and the almighty Thor. Chris now must survive the night and gets the kids home safely before their parents return home.


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