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The Chronicles of Riddick (Riddick: Kronika temna) - Sci-fi/Action by David N Twohy. In this sequel to 2000's Pitch Black, Vin Diesel plays the title character, a renegade running from the law and bounty hunters. He goes to the planet Helion, which was recently seized by Lord Marshall, who leads a nasty race known as the Necromongers. Riddick agrees to help Aeron (Judi Dench) defeat the Necromongers and recapture the planet. While planning the attack, he comes across Kyra (Alexa Davalos), a girl from his past who seems to have filled out quite nicely.


Out of Time (Prezumpcia viny) - Thriller by Carl Franklin. Denzel Washington plays Matt, the chief of police in a small Florida town. While getting a divorce from a fellow cop (Eva Mendes), Matt has an affair with an old flame, Anne (Sanaa Lathan). The problem is, Anne is married to a big, burly security guard (Dean Cain) who doesn't take too kindly to his wife's adulterous relationship. Things turn really sour when Matt becomes the main suspect in a murder investigation.


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Duplex (Tú starú treba zabiť!) - Comedy by Danny Devito. Ben Stiller and Drew Barrymore play Alex and Nancy, a young couple who seem to have found their dream apartment in Manhattan. It soon becomes apparent, however, that their elderly upstairs neighbour, Mrs. Connolly, will prove to be a chronic nuisance. Because she won't willingly move elsewhere, Alex and Nancy begin thinking of other, more sinister ways to get rid of her.


50 First Dates (50x a stále po prvý raz) - Romantic comedy by Peter Segal. Though it starts out


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looking like another typically juvenile Adam Sandler movie, 50 First Dates is actually an incredibly sweet, yet subtly perverse, romantic comedy. This is largely thanks to Drew Barrymore, whose bubbly presence not only gives life to her character, but to Sandler's as well.


The Ladykillers (Päť lupičov a stará dáma) - Comedy by Joel and Ethan Coen. For their first co-directed effort (Joel usually directs while Ethan produces), the Coen brothers remake the classic 1955 British comedy starring Alec Guinness and Peter Sellers. In the Coen version, verbose Southern gentleman Goldthwait


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Higginson Dorr (Tom Hanks) convinces the pious Marva Munson (Irma P Hall) to rent him her basement so that he can rehearse with his medieval music ensemble. What she doesn't realise is that the "ensemble" is actually the crew he's assembled to rob a riverboat casino and their rehearsals are actually planning sessions for the heist. Many critics have called the film "disposable" by Coen standards, but that's also a claim levelled against their previous film, the vastly underrated Intolerable Cruelty.


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