DEJA VU Director: Tony Scott Starring: Denzel Washington, Paula Patton, Jim Caviezel The story: Washington plays an agent who is called in to investigate the bombing of a New Orleans ferry. But as his investigation deepens, he not only bends time and space, but also falls in love with a woman (Patton) who is a complete stranger to him, and whose past holds the key to preventing the catastrophe. The man at helm: Scott may be the director, but it is Jerry Bruckheimer, the renowned Hollywood producer, who pulls the strings. This man is the heart and soul of Hollywood, a shrewd filmmaker whose productions since the 1980s - Top Gun, Beverly Hills Cop, The Rock, Con Air, Armageddon and the Pirates of the Caribbean movies - are box office winners which were panned by critics, but cherished by the video-game generation. As a film producer, he has had more hits than misses, and his ability to find stories that sell has earned him the reputation of 'the man with the golden gut'. Fancy theories regarding deja vu: Have you ever met someone for the first time, but felt that you have known him or her all your life? Or visited a new place, and had the feeling that you have been there before? There are neurological or psychological theories to explain this spooky feeling we call deja vu, but as moviegoers, we usually prefer the unusual ones, such as: 1) If you believe in reincarnation, deja vu is flashbacks of our previous life; 2) Quantum physics suggests the possibility of parallel universes. Some physicists and sci-fi writers believe deja vu is the result of the accidental intersection of two universes - your experiences from another universe overlapping with your life in this one; 3) Time is a tricky and complicated matter: when you look in a mirror, you are actually seeing yourself as you existed some time ago. This is because it takes time, albeit a tiny amount, for the light to reflect off your face, hit the mirror and come back to your eyes. Every time you look is like deja vu. Why bother: Time travel, romance, suspense, action and Denzel Washington. Cross-cutting: Inside Man - Washington shines as a hostage negotiator who's called in when a masked criminal (Clive Owen) takes the staff and customers at a bank hostage. Art-house director Spike Lee directs this fun and tense heist movie packed with social commentaries on race.