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HighFive: Theme – Numbers


The One 

Yulaw (Jet Li), an ex-officer of the ‘Multiverse Authority’ (MVA) which polices inter-dimensional travel via wormholes decides to kill all other variations of himself in alternate universes to become immortal and ‘The One’. He kills 124 of his other selves and absorbs their life energies. MVA agents Rodecker (Delroy Lindo) and Funsch (Jason Statham) are trying to get him sentenced to life. Last alternate Gabe lives in Los Angeles along with his wife Law (Carla Gugino). On one occasion Yulaw tries to kill Gabe but is saved by Rodecker and Funsch. But if Rodecker and Funsch kill Yulaw or allow Gabe to be killed, the other will become ‘The One’. Watch the engaging sci-fi action-martial arts film to see how they deal with the situation.

Two for the Money 

Football star Lang (Matthew McConaughey), following a major injury, takes a job handicafilms 2pping football games. His success at choosing winners catches the attention of Walter (Al Pacino), the head of one of the biggest sports consulting operations. Lang’s knowledge of the game and players brings in big winnings and bigger clients and soon their team-work ensures that they make it big. Lang gets a new car, wardrobe and new look due to Walter’s hair-stylist wife Toni (Rene Russo). But Lang loses his touch when instead of doing his homework he begins playing his hunches. Now Lang’s new lifestyle and millions are at stake as he places his last bet. Watch the sports drama to see if he correctly predicts the outcome of the last game.

The Sixth Sense 

films 3Psychologist Dr Malcolm (Bruce Willis) is accused by former patient Vincent Grey of failing to treat him. Later Malcolm works with Cole (Haley Joel Osment) whose case is similar to Vincent’s. Malcolm feels he must help Cole and reconcile with his wife Anna (Olivia Williams) as they rarely do anything together. Cole confides that he sees dead people, who walk around like the living, unaware they are dead. Malcolm believes Cole is telling the truth and that Vincent may have had the same ability. Cole suggests to Malcolm that he should try speaking to Anna while she is asleep and tell her that he loves her. Malcolm returns home and finds his wife asleep. Does he tell her? Watch this atmospheric horror-thriller and one of America’s most ‘heart-pounding movies’ for performances and the climax.

12 Monkeys 

A deadly virus wipes out almost all of humanity in 1996 so in 2035 Cole (Bruce Willis) ifilms 4s sent back in time to collect information on the virus to help scientists develop a cure. Cole has a recurring dream involving a foot chase and an airport shooting. Cole arrives in Baltimore in 1990, instead of 1996 as planned. He meets Dr Railly (Madeleine Stowe) and Goines (Brad Pitt), a fellow mental patient. A distorted voicemail message discloses the location of the Army of the Twelve Monkeys and asserts their association with the virus. Does Cole manage to get information about the virus and what is the meaning of his recurring dream? Watch the neo-noir science fiction film with a non-linear storyline and time travel subplot.

The Number 23 

films 5Animal control officer Walter (Jim Carrey) is married to Agatha (Virginia Madsen) and has a son Robin (Logan Lerman). Agatha buys a book called ‘The Number 23’ by Topsy Kretts as a birthday present for Walter who notices odd similarities between himself and the main character, a detective who refers to himself as ‘Fingerling’. He dreams about murdering Agatha. He realises that he is Topsy Kretts, wrote the book to rid himself of the guilt for murdering Laura Tollins and was never caught. Fearing he will hurt his family, he leaves his home and begins living in a hotel. Does Walter kill Agatha? Watch the psychological thriller about an obsession with the number 23 enigma, which is the idea that all incidents and events are directly connected to the number.