8:00 PM, 18th July, 2009
Nicolas Cage stars in this gripping action-thriller about a professor who stumbles on terrifying predictions about the future and sets out to prevent them from coming true. In 1958, as part of the dedication ceremony for a new school, students are asked to draw pictures to be stored in a time capsule - but one mysterious girl fills her sheet of paper with rows of apparently random numbers instead. Fifty years later, a new generation of students examines the capsule's contents and the girl's cryptic message ends up in the hands of Caleb Koestler.
Caleb's father John, makes the startling discovery that the encoded message predicts with pinpoint accuracy the dates, death tolls and coordinates of every major disaster of the past 50 years. As John further unravels the document's chilling secrets, he realises the document foretells three additional events - the last of which hints at destruction on a global scale. When John's attempts to alert the authorities fall on deaf ears, his increasingly desperate efforts to prevent the disaster from taking place take him on a heart-pounding race against time until he finds himself facing the ultimate disaster.
If you're into creepy fortune-telling stuff like me, this is a must see. Also a must see if you like Nicolas Cage, action movies, suspense or any of the items in the canteen!
10:15 PM, 18th July, 2009
Transporter 3 is the third instalment in the Transporter film series, for which both Jason Statham (who plays Frank Martin) and François Berl((eacute))and (who plays Inspector Tarconi) reprised their roles.
The film continues the story of Frank Martin, an ex-Special Forces operator who now lives the apparently quiet life on the French Mediterranean and has set up for himself a business as a professional "transporter". Frank has returned to France to continue his low-key "no questions asked" business of delivering packages, but finds himself been pressured into transporting the kidnapped daughter of Leonid Vasilev, head of the Environmental Protection Agency for Ukraine.
Pressure is brought to bear on him to complete the job through the use of a device attached to his wrist which will explode if he moves more than 75 feet from his car ((ndash)) understandably Frank is eager to comply with the less than savoury "request" of the kidnappers.
Frank and the kidnapped Valentina (Rudakova) travel from Marseille, through Munich then Budapest and finally into Odessa on the Black Sea. Frank must contend with the people who strong-armed him into taking the job, agents sent by the Ukraine government to intercept him and the general non-cooperation of his passenger. Fortunately, he has the help of Inspector Tarconi (Berl((eacute))and) and, despite Valentina's cynical disposition and Frank's resistance to get involved, Frank and Valentina (of course) fall for each other. Now Frank has to struggle with his feelings in addition to all the other stresses involved in escaping from one life-threatening situation after another.
A fast moving rollicking story which sounds like a take on a Gavin Lyall novel, continuing the themes and non-stop action of the first two Transporter movies.