Laura-Ann, a soon-to-be school teacher who is stuck in a Victorian-era time warp that makes her behave like a strict, fussy disciplinarian and dress like a scary grandmother from the 1850's, takes on the responsibility of babysitting over the summer, two 15-year-old juveniles named Amy and Louise. Laura-Ann sets out to tame and refine the two girls, and a sumptuously artistic escapade ensues, a battle of wits and wills, and only the strong survive.
Arthur is a spirited ten-year old whose parents are away looking for work, whose eccentric grandfather has been missing for several years, and who lives with his grandmother in a country house that, in two days, will be repossessed, torn down, and turned into a block of flats unless Arthur's grandfather returns to sign some papers and pay off the family debt.
Edward Wilson, the only witness to his father's suicide and member of the Skull and Bones Society while a student at Yale, is a morally upright young man who values honor and discretion, qualities that help him to be recruited for a career in the newly founded OSS.
Based on Frank Miller's graphic novel, "300" is very loosely based the 480 B.C. Battle of Thermopylae, where the King of Sparta led his army against the advancing Persians; the battle is said to have inspired all of Greece to band together against the Persians, and helped usher in the world's first democracy.
James Bond goes on his first ever mission as a 00. Le Chiffre is a banker to the world's terrorists. He is participating in a poker game at Montenegro, where he must win back his money, in order to stay safe among the terrorist market.