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2000, Buena Vista Pictures, 106 min, Dir: M. Night Shyamalan

When the Eastrail 177 train from New York to Philadelphia crashes, all on board are killed except for security guard David Dunn (Bruce Willis). At a memorial service to the victims, he gets a cryptic message from Elijah Price (Samuel L. Jackson), an art gallery owner who believes Dunn may have extraordinary powers. A cult favorite that has spawned two sequels, this mind-bending deconstruction of superhero films co-stars Robin Wright and features a suspenseful James Newton Howard score.

1995, Disney, 128 min, Dir: Peter Chelsom

When aspiring stand-up Tommy Fawkes (Oliver Platt) bombs in Las Vegas, he heads for Blackpool, England. His father (Jerry Lewis) rose to fame as a performer there, and as Tommy struggles to follow in his footsteps, he gets a crash course in both family history and comedy. An unusual but effective mix of surreal laughs and dark drama, with a wonderful cast including Leslie Caron and Oliver Reed.

2011, Warner Bros., 130 min, USA/UK, Dir: David Yates

The grand finale to the Harry Potter series is the most spectacular of all the films, as Harry, Hermione and Ron fulfill their destinies in an elaborate battle that will once and for all settle the question of Voldemort’s evil reign.

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