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This week's premieres


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Hostage (Rukojemník) - Thriller by Florent Emilio Siri. While trying to escape his urban demons by working as a policeman in a small town, Jeff Talley (Bruce Willis) is thrust into a challenging hostage negotiation that gets complicated when his family's lives are threatened.


Cinderella Man(Druhá šanca) - Drama by Ron Howard. The director of A Beautiful Mind turns to the true story of browbeaten boxer James Braddock (Russell Crowe), whose surprising comeback and ascension during the 1930s proved a great inspiration to downtrodden Americans during the Great Depression.

Also starring Renee Zellweger and Paul Giamatti.

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Other movies playing


Kinsey (Bavme sa o sexe) - Drama by Bill Condon. This biopic of scientist/sex revolutionary Alfred Kinsey, which features Liam Neeson in the title role, may underline the cultural importance of its subject, but it fails to offer much insight into his personality.


Vera Drake(Dve tváre Very Drake) - Drama by Mike Leigh. England's foremost cinematic dramatist focuses on the life of a woman in 1950s England whose family is ripped apart when the authorities discover she has been helping impoverished women have miscarriages.


White Noise(Hlas smrti) - Thriller by Geoffrey Sax. Michael Keaton plays Jonathan Rivers, a comfortable architect left devastated by the death of his wife Anna (Chandra West). After meeting a man who claims to be in contact with Anna via electronic equipment, Jonathan obsessively tries to communicate with his dead wife and unwittingly puts himself in touch with many other people from beyond the grave.


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The Island(Ostrov) - Sci-Fi Action by Michael Bay. The flashiest of the big summer blockbuster directors, Michael Bay (Armageddon, Bad Boys, Pearl Harbor), returns with a paranoid vision of the future. Ewan MacGregor and Scarlett Johansson, respectively, star as Lincoln Six Echo and Jordan Two Delta, two

clones who believe they are being sent to live on Earth's last remaining habitable island. Instead, to their dismay, they soon learn they are actually being sent to die. Steve Buscemi, Sean Bean, and Djimon Honsou also star.


Prepared by Jonathan Knapp

Top stories

Bratislava growing high Photo

High-rise buildings sprouting up in Bratislava

Visualisation of the future skyline of Bratislava

People of Pezinok fighting against landfill again

Dispute over controversial Pezinok waste dump, which started 18 years ago, continues.

The controversial landfill site in Pezinok

Crisis ends in Danko’s defeat

Education minister steps down following Fico’s call, Danko not ruling out he might leave politics.

Former education minister Peter Plavčan and PM Robert Fico on July 24.

First Slovak woman crossed the English Channel

Before her, only six Slovak men had managed to complete the difficult swim.