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This week's premieres
Spider (Pavúk) - Thriller by David Cronenberg. As a child, Dennis Clegg (Ralph Fiennes) witnessed the murder of his mother by his father. How much Dennis remembers from what happened is unclear, but after being released from a psychiatric hospital, he turns into a brutal killer. From the director of The Fly.
28 Days Later (O 28 dní) - Thriller by Danny Boyle. A deadly virus hits the United Kingdom and within 28 days it spreads across the land, turning people into raging creatures. Cillian Murphy plays Jim, who wakes up from a coma in a hospital, having missed all the events outside. As he wanders through the desolate streets of London he finds other survivors. Together they travel north in search of the antidote, but find that it's not only the virus that they need to fear.


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This week's premieres

Spider (Pavúk) - Thriller by David Cronenberg. As a child, Dennis Clegg (Ralph Fiennes) witnessed the murder of his mother by his father. How much Dennis remembers from what happened is unclear, but after being released from a psychiatric hospital, he turns into a brutal killer. From the director of The Fly.

28 Days Later (O 28 dní) - Thriller by Danny Boyle. A deadly virus hits the United Kingdom and within 28 days it spreads across the land, turning people into raging creatures. Cillian Murphy plays Jim, who wakes up from a coma in a hospital, having missed all the events outside. As he wanders through the desolate streets of London he finds other survivors. Together they travel north in search of the antidote, but find that it's not only the virus that they need to fear.

Ken Park - Erotic drama by Larry Clark and Ed Lachman. The story of a group of teenagers struggling with reality and boredom in a small town somewhere in California. After one of the characters commits suicide, the film focuses on their tormented home lives, their sexual experiments, and everyday routines.

Other movies playing

25th Hour (25. hodina) - Drama by Spike Lee. Drug dealer Monty Brogan (Edward Norton) has only 24 hours left before he starts serving a seven-year jail sentence. The movie is Lee's tribute to the multicultural metropolis of New York and its inhabitants. (9/10)

The Recruit (Farma) - Action movie by Roger Donaldson. James (Colin Farrell), a trainee at the CIA, gets involved in a cat-and-mouse game with his mentor in the Secret Service (Al Pacino), and falls for a fellow recruit (Bridget Moynahan). The movie's plot is reminiscent of last year's Oscar-winning Training Day, but nevertheless, it is very well told. (8/10)

Movie ratings by Spectator staff

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