Directed by Steven Spielberg, Based on a true story, The aftermath of the massacre of 11 Israeli athletes at the 1972 Munich Olympics, the story follows a secret Israeli squad assigned to track down and kill the 11 Palestinians suspected to have planned the Munich attack–and the personal toll this mission of revenge takes on the team and the man who led it. They must constantly look over their shoulders for the CIA, KGB, PLO, and their own sources. As the body count mounts with retribution following retribution-so do questions, doubts, and sleepless nights. Loyalties blur. What does it mean to be a Jew?
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Directed by Michael Apted, Based on a true story, In 1784, 21-year-old William Wilberforce was elected to the British House of Commons, and soon established himself as a politician with a conscience. Several years later, his close friend William Pitt became prime minister, and together they made a bold plan to introduce a bill banning slavery before the English legislature. Wilberforce was aided by anti-slavery activists Olaudah Equiano and Thomas Clarkson; however, pro-slavery hard-liners Lord Tarleton and the Duke of Clarence spearheaded a hard-fought opposition to the legislation, and despite Wilberforce’s best efforts, his bill went down in defeat. In 1797, Wilberforce left politics due to poor health and a battered spirit.
Directed by Andrew Stanton, John Carter is transplanted to Mars, where he discovers a lush, wildly diverse planet whose main inhabitants are 12-foot tall green barbarians. Finding himself a prisoner of these creatures, he escapes, only to encounter Dejah Thoris, Princess of Helium, who is in desperate need of a savior. Carter rediscovers his humanity when he realizes that the survival of Barsoom and its people rests in his hands.
Directed by Catherine Hardwicke, Mary and Joseph make the hard journey to Bethlehem for a blessed event in this meticulously researched and visually lush adaptation of the biblical tale of the Nativity, the pair on their arduous path to their arrival in a small village, where they find shelter in an innkeeper’s stable and deliver baby Jesus to the world.
Directed by John Madden, The espionage thriller begins in 1997, as shocking news reaches retired Mossad secret agents Rachel and Stefan about their former colleague David . All three have been venerated for decades by their country because of the mission that they undertook back in 1966, when the trio (portrayed, respectively, by Jessica Chastain, Marton Csokas, and Sam Worthington) tracked down Nazi war criminal Vogel in East Berlin. At great risk, and at considerable personal cost, the team’s mission was accomplished – or was it? The suspense builds in and across two different time periods.