Director: Mike Newell

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Film:Four Weddings and a Funeral

Four Weddings and a Funeral

Mike Newell

A surprise hit and one of the highest grossing films ever to come out of Great Britain, this effortlessly enchanting romantic comedy finds confirmed bachelor Hugh Grant (Nine Months) attending weddings with his single friends as they all lament not being able to commit. Grant keeps running into an attractive American (Andie MacDowell) at these festivities and begins a long-running affair with her, even as he attends her own wedding, the funeral of one of his best friends, and his own pending nuptials. Featuring a spirited supporting cast including Kristin…

Film:Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire: Part 4 of Harry Potter

Mike Newell

When Harry Potter’s name emerges from the Goblet of Fire, he becomes a competitor in a grueling battle for glory among three wizarding schools—the Triwizard Tournament. But since Harry never submitted his name for the Tournament, who did? Now Harry must confront a deadly dragon, fierce water demons and an enchanted maze only to find himself in the cruel grasp of He Who Must Not Be Named. In this fourth film adaptation of J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series, everything changes as Harry, Ron and Hermione leave childhood forever and take on challenges greater than anything they could have imagined.

Film:Donnie Brasco

Donnie Brasco

Mike Newell

Based on a memoir by former undercover cop Joe Pistone (whose daring and unprecedented infiltration of the New York Mob scene earned him a place in the federal witness protection program), Donnie Brasco is like a de- romanticized, de-mythologized version of The Godfather. It offers an uncommonly detailed, privileged glimpse inside the world of organized crime from the perspective of the little guys at the bottom of Mafia hierarchy rather than from the kingpins at the top. Donnie Brasco is not only one of the great modern-day gangster movies…

Film:Enchanted April

Enchanted April

Mike Newell

This lovely, 1991 adaptation of Elizabeth Von Arnim’s novel has a superb cast and a tone so mellow you can feel your pulse get slower. Josie Lawrence and Miranda Richardson play a pair of unhappily married women who rent an Italian villa for a month, sharing the rent with a crusty Englishwoman (Joan Plowright) and a lonely aristocrat (Polly Walker). Sun, rest, sinking into the green grass for long naps—they all have a soulful effect on the quartet, and then on the men in their lives who make a surprise visit. Mike Newell (Into the West) directs with…

Film:An Awfully Big Adventure

An Awfully Big Adventure

Mike Newell

Hugh Grant and Alan Rickman star in director Mike Newell’s (Four Weddings and a Funeral) engaging comedy about a star-struck young girl lured into the grown-up world of the theater. From a crush on the company’s heartless director to her first sexual encounter with the show’s biggest star, young Stella Bradshaw quickly discovers what it takes to make it in the theater. An intriguing blend of comedy and passion, this provocative story is a hilarious look at what really goes on when the lights go down.

Film:Harry Potter film series

Harry Potter film series

Chris Columbus, Alfonso Cuarón, Mike Newell, David Yates

Say you’ve spent the first 10 years of your life sleeping under the stairs of a family who loathes you. Then, in an absurd, magical twist of fate you find yourself surrounded by wizards, a caged snowy owl, a phoenix-feather wand, and jellybeans that come in every flavor, including strawberry, curry, grass, and sardine. Not only that, but you discover that you are a wizard yourself!

Thus, the Harry Potter series begins. Join Harry in his first year at Hogwarts School for Witchcraft and Wizardry, and you won’t be able to resist watching the whole series. Each film is a 1-year-long adventure, and with each year of growth Harry’s adventures become more complex and dangerous.

The book series is also available.

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