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Meet the Fockers(Jeho foter, to je lotor) - Comedy by Jay Roach. The director of the Austin Powers movies re-teams with Ben Stiller to make the sequel to 2000's mediocre Meet the Parents. Stiller stars as Greg Focker, a man who hopes to wed Pam Byrnes (Teri Polo), daughter of the extremely strict and straight-laced Jack (Robert De Niro) and Dina (Blythe Danner). After spending all of Meet the Parents making an ass of himself, Greg has finally gotten Jack's and Dina's permission to marry their daughter. But the inevitable meeting of the parents proves problematic: Roz (Barbara Streisand) and Bernie Focker (Dustin Hoffman) are a bit more eccentric and open-minded than the Byrnes are used to... or likely to accept. Reportedly, this is much funnier than its predecessor.

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Closer (Na dotyk) - Drama by Mike Nichols. German-born producer/director Mike Nichols has been making movies about troubled sexual relationships among the young and old for decades (The Graduate, Carnal Knowledge, Working Girl, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?). Now, well into his 70s, he turns to the two troubled young London couples of Patrick Marber's play Closer. Jude Law plays Dan, a writer in an increasingly draining relationship with a young American named Alice (Natalie Portman). Though he finds her beautiful and a source of writing inspiration, Dan begins to grow restless. But when he meets Anna (Julia Roberts), a photographer hired to shoot him for his upcoming book, he sees an opportunity for escape. The problem is that Anna quickly marries Larry (Clive Owen), a very masculine dermatologist who she seems reluctant to leave. This leads to extramarital affairs and plenty of deception.


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Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events(Rad nešťastných príhod) - Comedy by Brad Silberling. Jim Carrey stars as Count Olaf, a greedy unemployed actor who is entrusted with caring for Violet, Klaus, and Sunny, three children whose wealthy parents die in a fire. When they realize that Count Olaf has his eyes on their vast inheritance, the children try to thwart his plans with help from their crazy Aunt Josephine (Meryl Streep) and Uncle Monty (Billy Connolly). Based on Daniel Handler's children's books, this dark family comedy also stars Catherine O'Hara, Timothy Spall, Cedric the Entertainer, Luis Guzman, and the voice of Jude Law.


The Phantom of the Opera(Fantóm opery) - Musical by Joel Schumacher. Legendarily schlo-cky director Joel Schumacher (8MM, Batman and Robin) adapts the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical based on Gaston Leroux's novel that has already been made into a number of movies. Gerard Butler stars as the title character, a horribly disfigured musical genius who lives in the belly of an opera house so that he can avoid other people, who generally find him creepy. After he hears the beautiful voice of Christine (Emmy Rossum), he accosts her and takes her to his lair, where he promises to write a gorgeous opera just for her. But his violent jealousy is sparked when he discovers that Christine has fallen in love with Raoul (Patrick Wilson), a wealthy aristocrat. Soon Christine must decide if it is worth risking her life to catch the evil Phantom.


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