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6 December 2012, Thursday /

Captain Whittaker (Denzel Washington), a seasoned airline pilot, miraculously crash lands his plane after a mid-air catastrophe, saving nearly every one of the 102 passengers on board. After the crash, he’s hailed as a hero, but as the investigation grows and the blood test he gave the night of the accident shows he had alcohol in his system, more questions than answers arise as to who or what was at fault and what really happened on that plane. Directed by: Robert Zemeckis Country: US Genre: drama Cast: Denzel Washington, Don Cheadle, Kelly Reilly, John Goodman, Bruce Greenwood, Melissa Leo, Brian Geraghty, Nadine Velazquez

‘The Words'

Rory Jansen (Bradley Cooper) is a struggling writer. After five years of being unsuccessful at getting his novel published, Rory is stuck as a supervisor in a publishing firm and has slowly let his life slip away. One day, while rifling through his old belongings, Rory finds a manuscript in an old briefcase he bought in Paris. It’s the best novel he’s ever read and is unlike anything he’s ever written. The manuscript lists no author, so Rory decides to pass it off as his own. In doing so, he experiences a level of fame and fortune he’d never imagined, although wife Dora (Zoe Saldana) always knew he deserved it. Rory manages to live in bliss and denial until he meets the Old Man (Jeremy Irons), the true author of the manuscript, a story he wrote about his own life. Rory quickly learns that his devious actions come with a big price. Directed by: Brian Klugman, Lee Sternthal Country: US Genre: drama Cast: Bradley Cooper, Jeremy Irons, Dennis Quaid, Olivia Wilde, Zoe Saldana

‘Dino Mom'

Three curious kids accidentally start a time machine and find themselves back 65 million years in the middle of a nest of dinosaur eggs. The first thing they see is a giant T-Rex staring down at them in happy wonder. They’re not food, they’re family! Now the kids have just until the real eggs hatch to find their way back to the present, facing other prehistoric monsters and dangers along the way. Directed by: Yoon-suk Choi, John Kafka Country: US, South Korea Genre: animation Voice cast: Jane Lynch, Rob Schneider, Pamela Adlon, Tara Strong, Melanie Griffith, Stephen Baldwin, William Baldwin

‘Açlığa Doymak' (Full of Hunger)

This drama follows three disparate, ordinary lives as they turn into tortures so big that all of these people wish to die. It is a cinematic exploration of such questions as “Can physical pain overcome emotional pain?” and “Can a human give up food, its first basic need, for a cause?” Directed by: Zübeyr Şaşmaz Country: Turkey Genre: drama Cast: Mete Horozoğlu, Hazar Ergüçlü, Didem Balçın, Ali Sürmeli, Uğur Çınar, Hakan Boyav, Musa Uzunlar, Serkan Ercan

‘Çakallarla Dans 2: Hastasıyız Dede’ (Dance with the Jackals 2)

The sequel to the 2010 comedy “Dance with the Jackals.” Amateur “jackals” Servet (İlker Ayrık) and Gökhan (Şevket Çoruh) have landed in prison when their scheme to siphon company accounts went wrong. Away from their families and their favorite pastime, soccer, their prison time is not really fun at all. When they learn that a medical company is looking for test subjects for a medical experiment on inmates, and that those who take part in the test will be released on probation, they decide to volunteer. Directed by: Murat Şeker Country: Turkey Genre: comedy Cast: Şevket Çoruh, İlker Ayrık, Timur Acar, Murat Akkoyunlu

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