Directed by Lee Tamahori, Washington, D.C. homicide detective Alex Cross is through playing mind games with criminals–that is until a methodical predator, Gary Soneji kidnaps the young daughter of a United States senator from an elite school and lures Cross into the case. Soneji’s not out for ransom, he wants something much bigger–a place in the history books. His every move is planned with the precision of a spider spinning his web, and Cross and secret service agent Jezzie Flannigan are in a race against time to stop him.
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Directed by John Hughes, All that Neal wants to do is to get home for Thanksgiving. Two days before Thanksgiving, marketing consultant Neal races to catch a plane home to Chicago, only to find that his flight has been delayed. Hours later, he boards the plane and ends up next to obnoxious salesman, Del. When the flight is detoured to Wichita, the mismatched pair are forced to find their own way to Chicago-by any means necessary.
This serious and engrossing biopic was about controversial, Midwestern human sexuality researcher Dr. Alfred Kinsey (Liam Neeson) who laid the groundwork for the coming sexual revolution, with its tagline: “Let’s talk about sex”. It stirred up continuing protest about the impact of his pioneering work, interviews and liberal publications on morality and behavior. Kinsey startled the world with the publication of his Kinsey Report (aka Sexual Behavior in the Human Male) in 1948 and its follow-up Sexual Behavior in the Human Female (1953). It illustrated how Kinsey’s own wife Clara McMillen (Oscar-nominated Laura Linney) had painful sexual problems with her inexperienced husband during their honeymoon, and then later was engaged in an extra-marital affair with her husband’s bi-sexual assistant Clyde Martin (Peter Sarsgaard) – who also had a homosexual encounter with Kinsey and appeared in a full-frontal scene; and that a young Kinsey was punished with a confining genital strap to prevent him from masturbating by his minister father (John Lithgow).