Directed by Stephen Daldry. UK. 2000. 12+. 1 hour 50 minutes. Universal. Digital.
While attending his weekly boxing lessons, 11-year-old Billy Elliot (Jamie Bell) wanders into a ballet class taught by burned out instructor Mrs. Wilkinson (Julie Walters). Recognizing talent in Billy, the now-invigorated instructor grooms her reluctant pupil for greatness. But as Billy begins to see his own potential and embrace his newfound passion for dance, his coal miner dad (Gary Lewis) voices his dismay. An inspiring and uplifting . . .
Directed by Harold Ramis. US. 1993. 11+. 1 hour 41 minutes. Sony. Digital.
It’s hard to believe that Harold Ramis’ cosmic comic masterpiece turns 25 this year. It seems like only yesterday since it was released. When vain, arrogant and selfish Pittsburgh weatherman Phil Connors (Bill Murray in his greatest role) is dispatched to Punxsutawney, PA to cover the annual Groundhog Day festivities, he believes it’s just a simple, one-day assignment and career stepping stone to the big leagues of . . .
Directed by Lasse Hallestrom. US. 1993. 14+. 1 hour 58 minutes. Paramount. 35mm.
Grocery clerk Gilbert Grape (Johnny Depp) has his hands full. Since his father’s death, Gilbert’s mother lives in a depressed and reclusive state which leaves him as the family’s sole breadwinner and chief caretaker of his impaired younger brother Arnie (Leonardo DiCaprio). When Becky (Juliette Lewis), a care-free stranger, moves to town, Gilbert falls in love. But will his family struggles overcome his dreams of finding . . .
Directed by John Hughes. US. 1985. 14+. 1 hour 37 minutes. Universal. Digital.
On Saturday, March 24, 1984, five vastly different high-school students (wrestler Emilio Estevez, prom queen Molly Ringwald, overachiever Anthony Michael Hall, rebel Judd Nelson and outcast Ally Sheedy) must endure a day-long, in-school detention under the supervision of an arrogant assistant principal (Paul Gleason). Although uncaring and mean-spirited to each other at first, the five teens begin to share their stories as the day drags on . . .