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THE LEGO MOVIE
2014, Warner Bros., 100 min, USA, Dir: Phil Lord, Christopher Miller

Everything is awesome about the hit computer animated family adventure, which turns what could have been a feature-length toy commercial on its head to become a celebration of childhood creativity. An ordinary construction worker named Emmet (Chris Pratt) is mistaken for “the Special,” chosen to save the LEGO universe from the evil plans of Lord Business (Will Ferrell). The star-studded voice cast includes Morgan Freeman, Liam Neeson and Elizabeth Banks. “Pop-culture jokes ricochet off the heads of younger viewers to tickle the world-weary adults in the audience, with just enough sentimental goo applied at the end to unite the generations.” - A.O. Scott, The New York Times.


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.


UNFORGIVEN
1992, Warner Bros., 131 min, USA, Dir: Clint Eastwood

Eastwood once again directs Eastwood, this time as reformed killer William Munney, a widowed single father trying to keep his farm. When a young loudmouth who idolizes Munney tells him about a reward for killing some sadistic cowboys who have cut up a whore, Munney finds himself being dragged back into the old life. Enlisting reluctant old comrade Ned (Morgan Freeman), the trio heads for town, unaware of its brutally self-righteous sheriff, Little Bill (Gene Hackman). This harrowingly dark and beautiful film is one of the most complex, uncompromising Westerns ever made, and it won four Oscars in 1993, including Best Picture and Best Director. "…a classic Western for the ages…a tense, hard-edged, superbly dramatic yarn that is also an exceedingly intelligent meditation on the West, its myths and its heroes..." -Todd McCarthy, Variety


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