Movies on Showtime 16th / 23rd August


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August 16 to August 23rd


Cinema 1 and 2

Miami Vice (2006) Action / Crime / Drama / Thriller

Starring Colin Farrell, Jamie Foxx, Gong Li, Naomie Harris and Ciaran Hinds. Directed by Michael Mann.

When an informer, his family and two FBI agents are killed by an international gang of drug dealers, Detectives James 'Sonny' Crockett and Ricardo 'Rico' Tubbs are assigned to work undercover for the FBI in a joint operation to disclose which agency leaked the information to the criminals. They plot a scheme to approach with their team of agents to the manager José Yero and later to the druglord Arcángel de Jesús Montoya. Along the mission, Sonny meets the accountant, investor and mistress of Montoya, Isabella, and after a romantic affair, they fall in love for each other, blurring his professional commitment with his personal feelings.


Cinema 3

The Last King of Scotland (2006) Drama / History / Thriller

Starring Forest Whitaker, James McAvoy, Kerry Washington, Gillian Anderson and Simon McBurney. Directed by Kevin MacDonald.

In the early 1970s, Nicholas Garrigan, a young semi-idealistic Scottish doctor, comes to Uganda to assist in a rural hospital. Once there, he soon meets up with the new President, Idi Amin, who promises a golden age for the African nation. Garrigan hits it off immediately with the rabid Scotland fan, who soon offers him a senior position in the national health department and becomes one of Amin's closest advisers. However as the years pass, Garrigan cannot help but notice Amin's increasingly erratic behavior that grows beyond a legitimate fear of assassination into a murderous insanity that is driving Uganda into bloody ruin. Realizing his dire situation with the lunatic leader unwilling to let him go home, Garrigan must make some crucial decisions that could mean his death if the despot finds out.


Cinema 4

A Good Year (2006) Comedy / Drama / Romance

Starring Russell Crowe, Albert Finney, Marion Cotillard, Didier Bourdon and Abbie Cornish.
Directed by Ridley Scott.

After years of no contact with his Uncle Henry, London banker and bond trader Max Skinner learns that Henry has died intestate, so Max inherits a château and vineyard in Provence. Max spent part of his childhood there, learning maxims and how to win and lose, and honing his killer instinct (at chess, which serves him well in finance). Max goes to France intent on selling the property. He spends a few days there, getting the property ready to show. Memories, a beautiful woman, and a young American who says she's Henry's illegitimate daughter interrupt his plans. Did Max the boy know things that Max the man has forgotten?


Cinema 5

Aladdin (1992) Animation / Adventure / Comedy / Family / Fantasy / Musical

Starring Lea Salonga, Scott Weinger, Robin Williams, Linda Larkin and Jonathan Freeman.
Directed by John Musker and Ron Clements.

Aladdin is a street-urchin who lives in a large and busy town long ago with his faithful monkey friend Abu. When Princess Jasmine gets tired of being forced to remain in the palace that overlooks the city, she sneaks out to the marketplace, where she accidentally meets Aladdin. Under the orders of the evil Jafar (the sultan's advisor), Aladdin is thrown in jail and becomes caught up in Jafar's plot to rule the land with the aid of a mysterious lamp. Legend has it that only a person who is a "diamond in the rough" can retrieve the lamp from the Cave of Wonders. Aladdin might fight that description, but that's not enough to marry the princess, who must (by law) marry a prince.


Cinema 6

Zoom (2006) Action / Adventure / Family / Sci-Fi

Starring Tim Allen, Courteney Cox Arquette, Chevy Chase, Spencer Breslin and Kate Mara.
Directed by Peter Hewitt.

A former superhero is called back to work to transform an unlikely group of ragtag kids into new heroes at a private academy.
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