Directed by Stephen Herek, Cruella DeVil owns and runs the fashionable House DeVil, catering to her two passions: clothes and fur. But when her most talented and industrious designer, Anita, falls hopelessly in love and marries beau Roger, Cruella is threatened by the shift in loyalty. Paying a visit to the newlyweds’ home, her temper thaws when she finds that a litter of Dalmation puppies is due. Intent upon adding them to her growing collection, she brandishes her check book only to discover the pups are not for sale. However, Cruella doesn’t understand the word no, and she sends her hapless henchmen Jasper and Horace to steal what can’t be bought.
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Directed by Saul Dibb, Based on a true story, Duchess of Devonshire, The romantic entanglements of Georgiana Cavendish, a beautiful and clever woman who becomes a celebrity of British high society when she marries the Duke of Devonshire and becomes consort to one of the most powerful men in England. Beloved for her trend-setting fashion designs as well as her political activism, Georgiana’s fire and wit make her a beloved figure everywhere but her own home, where her cold and distant husband’s control over her is stifling, soon sending her into the arms of a another man -an act that soon forces her to learn about the brutal difference in the rights afforded to 18th century men and women.
Directed by Wolfgang Petersen, It is the year 1250 B.C. during the late Bronze age. Two emerging nations begin to clash after Paris, the Trojan prince, convinces Helen, Queen of Sparta, to leave her husband Menelaus, and sail with him back to Troy. After Menelaus finds out that his wife was taken by the Trojans, he asks his brother Agamemnom to help him get her back. Agamemnon sees this as an opportunity for power. So they set off with 1,000 ships holding 50,000 Greeks to Troy. With the help of Achilles, the Greeks are able to fight the never before defeated Trojans. But they come to a stop by Hector, Prince of Troy.
Directed by Roger Michell, Every man’s dream comes true for William Thacker, an unsuccessful Notting Hill bookstore owner, when Anna Scott, the world’s most beautiful woman and best-liked actress, enters his shop. A little later, he still can’t believe it himself, William runs into her again – this time spilling orange juice over her. Anna accepts his offer to change in his nearby apartment, and thanks him with a kiss, which seems to surprise her even more than him. Eventually, Anna and William get to know each other better over the months, but being together with the world’s most wanted woman is not easy – neither around your closest friends.
Directed by Shekhar Kapur, A mature Queen Elizabeth endures multiple crises late in her reign including court intrigues, an assassination plot, the Spanish Armada, and romantic disappointments. Two faiths, two empires, two rulers – colliding in 1588. Papist Spain wants to bring down the heretic Elizabeth. Philip is building an armada but needs a rationale to attack. With covert intrigue, Spain sets a trap for the Queen and her principal secretary, Walsingham, using as a pawn Elizabeth’s cousin Mary Stuart, who’s under house arrest in the North. The trap springs, and the armada sets sail, to rendezvous with French ground forces and to attack. During these months, the Virgin Queen falls in love with Walter Raleigh, keeping him close to court and away from the sea and America. Is treachery or heroism at his heart?