• Tea planter John Wiley and his new bride Ruth take up residence on his sprawling plantation 'Elephant Walk' in Ceylon - but there are ghosts to contend with, one being John's late father, 'the Governor' whose domineering presence casts a shadow over their daily lives. Ruth also must contend with the animosity from the sinister Apphuamy, the Governor's servant who regards Ruth as an interloper and an interference. The plantation is so named because the Governor purposely built it on the path of migration used by the elephants to get to their water source; and now high  walls and guns keep the animals away. Ruth is the only European woman in the area;  Apphuamy's insubordinate politeness continues, as do his eerie conversations with the late Governor; her husband begins to show flashes of imperious arrogance and it is inevitable that she begins to fall for Dick Carver, the plantation manager.  When a cholera epidemic erupts and drought blights the land, will the high walls be enough to keep the thirst-maddened elephants out?
  • When Lucy and Edmund Pevensie, together with their cousin Eustace, are swallowed into a painting and transported back to Narnia, they join King Caspian and a noble mouse named Reepicheep on board the magnificent ship The Dawn Treader. They travel to mysterious islands, confront fantastic creatures and reunite with the Great Lion Aslan on a mission that will determine the fate of Narnia. https://cosmiccauldronbooks.com.au/p/the-voyage-of-the-dawn-treader-c-s-lewis/
  • In Narnia, almost 1,300 years have passed after the Pevensie siblings left, Caspian, a Telmarine prince, is awoken by his mentor Doctor Cornelius, who informs him that his aunt has just given birth to a son and that his life is now in grave danger. Cornelius gives him Queen Susan's ancient magical horn and instructs him to use it if he is in dire need of help. In England, the four Pevensie children wait at the Strand tube station for their train which will take them to boarding school. One year has passed in their world after they left Narnia. Just as the train pulls into the station the station tears apart, transporting them back to Narnia - to join the battle for Prince Caspian!  https://cosmiccauldronbooks.com.au/p/magicians-nephew-c-s-lewis/
  • A love story set in the 1920s about a young English couple: Walter, a middle class doctor and Kitty, an upper class socialite, who marry for the wrong reasons. They relocate to Shanghai, where Kitty falls in love with another man. When Walter discovers her infidelity, he takes vengeance by accepting a job in a remote Chinese village ravaged by a deadly epidemic and takes Kitty with him. But can the journey bring meaning to their relationship and give them purpose? Also starring Liev Schreiber, Toby Jones, Diana Rigg and Lü Yan.  Based on W. Somerset Maugham's book: https://cosmiccauldronbooks.com.au/p/the-painted-veil-w-somerset-maugham/  
  • Eight high school friends from a remote country town go on a long weekend camping trip - and their world is violently upended by a war that literally no-one saw coming.  Cut off from their families friends, they must learn to escape, survive and fight back against a hostile military force. Also starring Phoebe Tonkin, Chris Pang, Ashleigh Cummings, Andy Ryan and Colin Friels. Please note, this is the movie, not the television series.  https://cosmiccauldronbooks.com.au/p/tomorrow-when-the-war-began-john-marsden-2/
  • Danny Valddesechi is an intelligent, handsome, charming boy who happens to be blind. Not that he's letting that hold him back - for the most part, Danny refuses to let his blindness get in the way of anything. He's one of the most popular guys in town. Which is why Danny's girl-crazy brother Larry is astounded to discover that Danny's not only shy and nervous when it comes to the opposite sex - he's still a virgin. Determined to help, Larry sets Danny up with a series of hysterically disastrous blind dates with shallow girls none of whom can get past his blindness.  Danny's about ready to give up on love, until he meets pretty young East Indian nurse Leeza. They seem to be made for each other - but Leeza's been promised to another man in an arranged marriage. Also starring Jane Seymour and Jayma Mays.
  • The Detonator: Sonni Griffith, a top US secret agent, is assigned to protect Nadia, the beautiful widow of an accountant for the Romanian mafia, from enemies and escort her to the United States. Also stars Silvia Colloca. 7 Seconds: An experienced thief accidentally steals a painting by Van Gogh. His partner is kidnapped by gangsters who are in pursuit of the painting. This forces the criminal to hatch a rescue plan. Also stars Tamzin Outhwaite. The Marksman: A group of Chechen terrorists threaten to detonate a nuclear plant, destroying two world powers and thousands of civilians. The US government calls in the best man they can find to get the job done. Also stars Emma Samms.
  • Several years after the destruction of Cyberdyne Systems Corporation and the death of his mother Sarah, John Connor is living a nomadic life, always on the move, always hiding from Skynet, even though the war predicted between humans and machines did not occur. Unable to locate John in the past, Skynet sends a new Terminator model, the T-X, back in time to John's present in Los Angeles. Its mission: to kill John's allies in the future Resistance.  The Resistance sends a reprogrammed Terminator - and his mission is to protect John and his future wife Kate from the nuclear  attack that is about to be launched by Skynet. John and Kate race against time to find Skynet's core to prevent the upload of the computer virus that will start the war that will kill billions - but the Terminator has other ideas...
  • Set in the summer of 1959 when the impact of European immigration and the rise of women's liberation is about to change Australia for ever, Lisa, aged 16, takes a holiday job at the prestigious Sydney department store, Goodes. There she meets the 'ladies in black' when she is assigned to assist sales ladies Patty and Fay. Beguiled and influenced by Magda, the vivacious manageress of the high-fashion boutique Model Gowns, Lisa is awakened to a world of possibilities. As she grows from a bookish schoolgirl into a glamorous, positive young woman, the impact they have on each other will change all their lives. Also starring Susie Porter, Shane Jacobson, Noni Hazlehurst and Genevieve Lemon. Filmed in and around Sydney, using the David Jones (formerly Mark Foy's) Department Store and the Paragon Cafe Katoomba among other ionic locations.