The Passenger is a visually complex look into the deeper understanding of the human condition and the compromising notion of self. David Locke (Jack Nicholson) is a famed British-American journalist. Whilst on location in Africa trying to shoot a political documentary, Locke discovers the deceased body of David Robertson (Charles Mulvehill), a drifter with seemingly no family or relative connections. Locke takes this opportunity to switch identities with Robertson, and taking on the stiff’s organized repertoire, begins a suspenseful journey on the run from a tiresome job, rocky marriage, and ultimately himself.
Syriana is a perplexing look into the global oil trade, told from multiple perspectives; lawyers, CIA operatives, oil-traders, humble workers and a contingence of supporting roles. Syriana has the look and feel of ‘real-time’ oil trading with the biggest players in the field and the consequences that follow.
Football fever has hit Australia with the Socceroos making the World Cup, and now the release of cinema’s first football blockbuster, Goal! Directed by Danny Cannon and starring up and coming Latino actor Kuno Becker, Goal! follows the story of Santiago Munez’s (Becker) dream of becoming a professional football player and the trials and tribulations that go with it.
Walter Goodfellow (Rowan Atkinson) is the blundering vicar of the parish of Little Wallop. Always so busy tending to the townspeople and now obsessing over writing the perfect sermon, Walter remains oblivious to his wife Gloria’s (Kristin Scott Thomas) secret meetings with her suave golf instructor Lance (Patrick Swayze); his daughter Holly’s (Tamsin Egerton) new-found interest in exploring her libido with several young men; and his son Petey’s (Toby Parkes), bully problem.
Chris Brander (Ryan Reynolds) is a hot-shot L.A. music executive. He has the money, the looks and the charm to lure many women. Chris’s latest project is to turn ex-girlfriend and crazy socialite Samantha James (Anna Faris) into the newest pop sensation. Samantha’s lack of talent and intelligence sees the two end up in Chris’s old town of New Jersey after an unexpected plane mishap en route to Paris.