Quantum of Solace

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2006 brought us a reboot of the James Bond franchise. Surpassing most expectations, Casino Royale was a surprise at how exciting it made a game of poker, but also helped to bring Bond back to basics, and through Daniel Craig, show us how Bond became the Bond that we all know.  The next Bond film, Quantum of Solace, would be the first Bond film to pick up where the previous one had left off.  At the end of Casino Royale, …

The Kite Runner

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Based on the successful novel by Afghan-American author Khaled Hosseini, The Kite Runner is the emotional story about a Amir (Khalid Abdalla), a well-off young boy from Kabul who confronts the guilt – and consequences – of the betrayal of his childhood friend Hassan, the son of his father’s “Hazara” servant. Directed by Mark Forster (Finding Neverland, Monster’s Ball), the movie starts with the adult Amir getting a phone call to come back to Kabul, and then in flashback form, …