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Wednesday, July 22 on F4

John Woo brought all his Hong Kong martial arts movie knowledge to this film and it positively jumps off the screen. John Travolta plays air force pilot Major Vic “Deak” Deakins, Christian Slater his number two Captain Riley Hale. Deakins, a traitor, crashes their Stealth bomber, steals the nuclear warheads and sets off to meet his terrorist masters. Hale pursues him, helped by glamorous park ranger Terry Carmichael (Samantha Mathis) and, of course, assumed by the authorities to be in on the plot.

Tuesday, July 21 on F4

Spike Jonze’s Oscar-nominated, Bafta-winning film is based on a simple but bizarre premise. On the 7?th floor of an office block, Craig Schwartz (John Cusack) discovers a door that acts as a portal into the head of actor John Malkovich (playing himself) for 15 minutes before spitting him out on the New Jersey Turnpike. He and fellow worker Maxine Lund (Catherine Keener) start selling tickets, bemusing Malkovich, who finds himself regularly invaded.

Sunday, July 19 on F4

Andy Tennant’s romantic comedy fantasy is set in 16th-century France, where, following the death of her father, Danielle De Barbarac (Drew Barrymore) is assigned kitchen duties in the castle by her stepmother Baroness Rodmilla de Ghent (Anjelica Huston). A chance meeting with Prince Henry (Dougray Scott), heir apparent to the throne, leads to the potential for a romance that she fears could be ruined if he discovers a masquerade.

Saturday, July 18 on F4

Trey Parker’s film moves on from the animation of South Park to marionette puppets playing characters who save the world. Team America: World Police, led by Spottswoode, recruit actor Gary Johnston to join their team and use his thespian skills to infiltrate a terrorist group planning “9/11 times 2,356”. Can TAWP save the world?

Friday, July 17 on F4

In the hugely popular film based on her stage-play, Nia Vardalos stars as Toula Portokalos, a Greek woman who’s approaching a certain age, as her family are more than happy to remind her. And when she falls for Ian Miller (John Corbett), who’s definitely not Greek, her family are in uproar, but Toula is determined to find happiness in Joel Zwick’s Oscar-nominated comedy.

Thursday, July 16 on F4

Loosely based on a true story, John Moore’s all-action thriller stars Owen Wilson as US Navy helicopter pilot Lt Chris Burnett, who’s part of the NATO force observing the peace treaty during the conflict in former Yugoslavia. Bored with routine duties, he flies off his designated route and spots Serb forces breaching the peace agreement, but they spot him too and down his craft. Behind enemy lines and with the Serbs on his trail, determined to stop him getting to safety with his story, his only hope is that his commander Admiral Reigart (Gene Hackman) sends in a rescue mission.

Wednesday, July 15 on F4

Based on a true story during the 1999 conflict in Serbia, a NATO train carrying radar equipment is impounded in a small town by the station master Doiaru (Razvan Vasilescu) for not having the proper authorisations. As diplomats try to unravel the bureaucracy, Captain Doug Jones (Armand Assante) and Sgt David McLaren (Jamie Elman) find themselves the centre of attention, particularly from the town’s young women.

Tuesday, July 14 on F4

Set just three decades in the future, Alex Proyas’s all-action science fiction film is inspired by Isaac Asimov’s 1950s short story. The science of robotics is so advanced that humanoid-looking servants have been developed, ready to obey any command from a human. When the chief designer of US Robotics, the biggest manufacturer of this new brand, is found dead in the company’s atrium after a fall from the upper floor, it has all the hallmarks of suicide, and Chicago cop Del Spooner (Will Smith) is assigned to the case.

Monday, July 13 on F4

Roman Polanski’s classic film, which was nominated for 11 Oscars, stars Jack Nicholson as JJ “Jake” Gittes, a private eye in 1940s Los Angeles. He’s hired by Evelyn Mulwray (Diane Ladd), who wants evidence of her husband’s adulterous affair. What appears to be an open-and-shut case thickens when the real Evelyn Mulwray (Faye Dunaway) turns up at his office and the errant husband is found drowned.

Sunday, July 12 on F4

Brothers Dave and Max Flesicher’s film is the second ever animated feature after Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs . Based on Jonathan Swift’s satirical novel, it only covers Gulliver’s adventures with the miniscule Lilliputians, as he brings peace between them and their warring neighbours, Blefuscu. The film is a feast of visual invention, with the highlights the pinioning of the shipwrecked Gulliver on the beach and the king of Lilliput dancing with Gulliver’s fingers.

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