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The Witches WidgetsThe Witches is a fantasy adventure film. It is based on the book of the same name by Roald Dahl and was the final film to be worked on by Jim Henson. The film stars Anjelica Huston as the most evil head witch, with supporting cast including Jane Horrocks, Mai Zetterling, Jasen Fisher and Rowan Atk...13:16 Fri 23rd Jul 2010

The Railway Children WidgetsThe Railway Children is a children’s adventure story. The film is an adaptation of the novel of the same name by Edith Nesbit and was the directorial debut of Lionel Jeffries. The cast includes Jenny Agutter, Sally Thomsett, Gary F. Warren and a very young Bernard Cribbins and was also a TV dram...13:16 Fri 23rd Jul 2010

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang WidgetsChitty Chitty Bang Bang is a classic children’s fantasy. The film was co-scripted by Roald Dahl and is based on Ian Fleming’s novel Chitty Chitty Bang Bang: The Magical Car. The film stars Dick Van Dyke, Sally Ann Howes, Lionel Jeffries and Benny Hill and was directed by Ken Hughes.The film wa...12:46 Fri 23rd Jul 2010

The Wizard Of Oz WidgetsThe Wizard Of Oz is one of the all time classic children’s films. It was based on the novel of the same name by L. Frank Baum and was directed by Victor Fleming who also directed Gone With The Wind. The film has a strong ensemble cast including Judy Garland, Ray Bolger, Jack Haley, Bert Lahr and...12:46 Fri 23rd Jul 2010

Matilda WidgetsMatilda is a magical fantasy film. Directed by Danny DeVito the film was based on the novel of the same name by the celebrated children’s author Roald Dahl. DeVito also stars and narrates the film along with Rhea Perlman, his real life wife, and the brilliant Mara Wilson as the title role.The fi...12:46 Fri 23rd Jul 2010

Willow WidgetsWillow is a fantasy adventure film. Directed by Ron Howard and produced and co written by George Lucas the idea for the film was conceived by Lucas in 1972. The cast includes Val Kilmer, Joanne Whalley, Warwick Davis and Jean Marsh. The film follows a young Halfling farmer on his quest to protect ...12:16 Fri 23rd Jul 2010

Legally Blonde WidgetsLegally Blonde is a comedy drama film. It is based on the novel of the same name by Amanda Brown and was directed by Robert Luketic. Starring Reese Witherspoon, Luke Wilson, Selma Blair and Matthew Davis, the film has generated a sequel, spin off DVD and a Broadway musical.The film was a huge box ...12:16 Fri 23rd Jul 2010

Apollo 13 WidgetsApollo 13 is a real life space drama. The film is based on actual events that happened during the mission to the moon of the same name in 1970. It was directed by Ron Howard and stars Tom Hanks, Kevin Bacon, Bill Paxton, Gary Sinise, Kathleen Quinlan and Ed Harris.The film was a huge box office hi...12:16 Fri 23rd Jul 2010

E.T. The Extra Terrestrial WidgetsE.T. The Extra Terrestrial is a feel good science fiction film. Produced and directed by Steven Spielberg the story of the film was based on an imaginary friend Spielberg created after his parents’ divorce. The film stars Henry Thomas, Robert MacNaughton, Drew Barrymore, and Dee Wallace.At the t...12:16 Fri 23rd Jul 2010

The Day The Earth Stood Still WidgetsThe Day The Earth Stood Still is a science fiction thriller. The film was directed by Robert Wise who also brought us Star Trek The Motion Picture. The story is based on Harry Bates' 1940 short story "Farewell to the Master". The film stars Michael Rennie, Patricia Neal, Sam Jaffe, and Hugh Marlow...12:16 Fri 23rd Jul 2010

Serenity WidgetsSerenity is a science fiction drama. The film is an extension of the cult TV series Firefly created by Joss Whedon who also brought us Buffy the Vampire Slayer and its spin off Angel. Serenity stars Nathan Fillon, Gina Torres, Alan Tudyk and Summer Glau.The film did not do well at the box office w...12:16 Fri 23rd Jul 2010

Total Recall WidgetsTotal Recall is a science fiction action thriller. The film stars Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sharon Stone and Ronny Cox and was based on the Philip K. Dick story "We Can Remember It for You Wholesale". Directed by Paul Verhoeven the film won a Special Achievement Academy Award for its visual effects.T...11:46 Fri 23rd Jul 2010

Star Trek The Motion Picture WidgetsStar Trek The Motion Picture is a true science fiction classic. It is the first in the continuing series of Star Trek feature films and is based on the original TV series. The film was directed by Robert Wise and stars many of the TV show cast including William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy and DeForest ...11:46 Fri 23rd Jul 2010

Dune WidgetsDune is an epic science fiction film. It is based on the Hugo award winning series of books by the renowned fiction writer Frank Herbert and also inspired a sequel and TV miniseries as well as more books by other authors after Herbert’s death plus a series of video games. The film was directed b...11:46 Fri 23rd Jul 2010

Alien WidgetsAlien is one of the greatest science fiction films of the twentieth century. Starring Tom Skerritt, Sigourney Weaver, Harry Dean Stanton, John Hurt and Ian Holm the film was directed by the then relatively unknown Ridley Scott and undeniably helped launch his career. The franchise now has three se...11:46 Fri 23rd Jul 2010

2001 A Space Odyssey Widgets2001 A Space Odyssey is an all time epic science fiction film. Based on the novel of the same name by Arthur C Clarke and directed by Stanley Kubrick the film is notable for its scientific realism and pioneering special effects. The film stars Keir Dullea, Gary Lockwood, William Sylvester and Doug...11:16 Fri 23rd Jul 2010

Cloverfield WidgetsCloverfield is an apocalyptic action thriller. The film was directed by Matt Reeves and produced by J. J. Abrams and unusually used viral marketing and teaser trailers. The actors cast are not major stars including Lizzy Caplan, Jessica Lucas, TJ Miller, Michael Stahl-David and Mike Vogel and add t...13:08 Fri 16th Jul 2010

Mars Attacks WidgetsMars Attacks is a spoof alien invasion film. It is based on the cult trading card series of the same name from the 1960’s and was directed by Tim Burton. An all star ensemble cast fills out the film and makes it well worth a look. The cast including Jack Nicholson, Pierce Brosnan, Glenn Close, An...13:08 Fri 16th Jul 2010

Signs WidgetsSigns is a science fiction horror thriller film. Written produced and directed by M. Night Shyamalan, the film has an all star cast including Mel Gibson, Joaquin Phoenix, Rory Culkin, and Abigail Breslin. The basic story is that of a covert alien invasion, but the writer also comments that it shows...13:08 Fri 16th Jul 2010

Men In Black WidgetsMen in Black is a science fiction all action film. Directed by Barry Sonnenfild and starring Tommy Lee Jones and Will Smith as the leads, the film is based on the Men in Black comic book series by Lowell Cunningham. The story follows two members of a secret organisation who are trying to avert glob...13:08 Fri 16th Jul 2010

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