It is the morning of April 26, 1986 in the Ukranian town of Chernobyl. Anya and Piotr celebrate their marriage, while Alexei and his son Valery plant an apple tree. Both are interrupted by an explosion at the power station, which would turn into one of the worst radioactive disasters in history. This powerful film explores what happened that fateful day, and follows the lives of these survivors 10 years on. In Ukrainian, French and Russian.
When three witches tell Macbeth that he is destined to occupy the throne of Scotland, he and his wife choose to become the instruments of their fate and to kill the first man standing in their path, the virtuous King Duncan. But to maintain his position, Macbeth must keep on killing - first Banquo, his old comrade-in-arms; then, as the atmosphere of guilt and paranoia thickens, anyone who seems to threaten his tyrant's crown. From its mesmerising first moments to the last fulfilment of the witches' prophecy, Shakespeare's gripping account of the profoundest engagement with the forces of evil enthrals the imagination.
Oskar is a brilliant and handsome entrepreneur amassing an impressive fortune. His lifestyle goes beyond the limits of imagination, but Oskar lives with an inner emptiness that no possession or experience can fulfil. One day, he almost runs over a woman with his car. The woman, Anabel, is a beautiful and innocent young woman who lives a normal life with her modest job, and Oskar is enthralled. A spark of mutual attraction flares into a torrid, but dangerous, romance. In Spanish.
A New Jersey housewife desperately seeking adventure in her boring suburban life becomes obsessed with the 'Susan' she reads about in the personal ads, and finds herself taking over the identity of this flamboyant temptress. A new wave romantic comedy!
The world's most notorious criminal minds team up to conquer Gotham City and it's up to the Caped Crusaders to defeat the nefarious foes and restore order. Stars Adam West as Batman and Burt Ward as Robin. Boasting an all-star supporting cast, with Cesar Romero as the Joker; Lee Meriwether as Catwoman; Burgess Meredith as The Penguin; and Frank Gorshin turning in a dastardly performance as The Riddler.
An American legend comes to life! Captain John Smith leads a rag-tag band of English sailors and soldiers to the New World to plunder its riches for England (or, more precisely, for Governor Ratcliffe, who comes along for the ride). Meanwhile, in this 'New World', Chief Powhatan has pledged his daughter, Pocahontas, to be married to the village's greatest warrior. Pocahontas, however, has other ideas. She has seen a vision of a spinning arrow, a vision she believes tells her change is coming. Her life does indeed change when the English ship lands near her village. Between Ratcliffe, who believes the 'savages' are hiding the gold he expected to be plentiful, and Powhatan, who believes these pale newcomers will destroy their land, Smith and Pocahontas have a difficult time preventing all-out war, and saving their love for each other.
Benedict Cumberbatch portrays Vincent Van Gogh to perfection in this powerful and critically acclaimed docudrama. Based on years of painstaking research, with every single word of dialogue sourced from his original writings, this is the artist's story, in his own words. For 18 years from 1872, Van Gogh chronicled his eventful life through some 900 letters to his younger brother Theo. The correspondence documents in vivid detail his travels and various occupations in the Netherlands, Belgium, England and France. Also explored, is his obsessive religious zeal, his artistic calling, the evolution of his skills, the way he used art and literature to discover and define himself, and the periods of mental instability and depression that plagued him during the years preceding his suicide. Now, this film weaves together the painter's recorded experiences into a compelling story. What emerges is a complex portrait of a sophisticated, civilised and yet tormented man.
This film is based on The New York Times best-selling memoir Then They Came for Me: A Family's Story of Love, Captivity, and Survival, written by Maziar Bahari. The story follows the Tehran-born Bahari, a broadcast journalist with Canadian citizenship. In June 2009, Bahari returned to Iran to interview Mir-Hossein Mousavi, who was the prime challenger to President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. As Mousavi's supporters rose up to protest Ahmadinejad's victory declaration hours before the polls closed, Bahari endured personal risk by sending footage of the street riots to the BBC. Bahari was arrested by police, led by a man identifying himself only as Rosewater, who tortured and interrogated him over the next 118 days. With Bahari's wife leading an international campaign to have her husband freed, and Western media outlets keeping the story alive, Iranian authorities released Bahari on $300,000 bail and the promise he would act as a spy for the government.
Romain is a "moon child", afflicted since birth with a rare genetic disease that means any exposure to sunlight will result in cancers. Abandoned by his father at a young age, he grew up under the care of his dermatologist David, with whom he has an extremely close relationship. While Romain spends his time exploring the French countryside, David spends his time obsessing over the disease that will eventually take his patient's life. They both face a dilemma when David receives news that he is being transferred to Brussels.
The timeless story explores the capacity for love that surges through the human heart, while illuminating the lavish society that was imperial Russia. The time is 1874. Vibrant and beautiful, Anna Karenina has what any of her contemporaries would aspire to; she is the wife of Karenin, a high-ranking government official to whom she has borne a son, and her social standing in St Petersburg could scarcely be higher. She journeys to Moscow after a letter from her philandering brother asking for Anna to come and help save his marriage to Dolly. En route, Anna makes the acquaintance of Countess Vronsky, who is then met at the train station by her son, the dashing cavalry officer Vronsky. When Anna is introduced to Vronsky, there is a mutual spark of instant attraction that cannot - and will not - be ignored.
The thoughtful and moving debut feature by Adam Garnet Jones focuses on Shane (Andrew Martin), a young Anishinaabe man at a crossroads.
Even as his family is still reeling from a recent tragedy, Shane is forced to decide whether he will leave the reservation to go to school, and he’s also faced with the prospect of raising tuition money fast, not an easy thing to do in a depressed area.
Then there's the complicated matter of his love life. While his girlfriend, Tara (Mary Galloway) would love to come with him to the city, Shane would prefer to make his trip with David (Harley Legarde-Beacham), the grandson of the community’s leader. But David is deeply committed to learning the tribe’s traditions, and believes that leaving the reservation would be a cop-out. As Shane struggles with his own problems, the fails to realise that neglecting those he loves may have disastrous consequences.
With sensitivity and intelligence, Fire Song confronts some of the most pressing questions facing First Nations communities.
Nobby, a sweet but dimwitted English football hooligan, reunites with his long-lost brother Sebastian, a deadly MI6 agent, to prevent a massive global terror attack and prove that behind every great spy is an embarrassing sibling. Nobby has everything a man from Grimsby could want, including 11 children and the most gorgeous girlfriend in the northeast of England. There's only one thing missing: his little brother, Sebastian, who Nobby has spent 28 years searching for after they were separated as kids. Nobby sets off to reunite with Sebastian, unaware that not only is his brother MI6's deadliest assassin, but he's just uncovered plans for an imminent global terrorist attack. On the run and wrongfully accused, Sebastian realises that if he is going to save the world, he will need the help of its biggest idiot.
A coming of age adventure based on Ann Brashares' best-selling novel about a special 16th summer in the lives of four lifelong friends who are separated for the first time. On a shopping trip, the girls find a pair of thrift-shop jeans that fits each of them perfectly and they decide to use these 'magic' pants as a way of keeping in touch over the months ahead, each girl wearing the jeans for a week to see what luck they bring her before sending them on to the next. Though miles apart, the four friends still experience life, love and loss together in a summer they'll never forget.
Move over, boys! Join Wonder Woman, Supergirl and Batgirl, along with fellow gal pals Poison Ivy, Harley Quinn, Bumblebee and Katana. Enrolled at the esteemed Super Hero High, the teens in training practice their unique abilities and master the fundamentals of becoming superheroes. As the students compete for the annual Hero of the Year prize, the ominous Dark Opal and his mysterious partner in crime target the girls and the school in their plot to rule the universe. Join the DC Super Hero Girls as they discover that the real power lies within each and every one of us.
This animated feature finds Wendy all grown up with children of her own. As World War II rages, little Danny delights in his mother's bedtime tales of the Lost Boys, Tinker Bell and Peter Pan. But 12-year-old Jane is a practical child with no patience for make-believe ... until she's kidnapped by villainous Captain Hook and whisked off to Never Land! Mistaking Jane for her mother, Hook plans on using her as bait for Peter Pan. When Peter learns of Hook's evil deed, he enlists the aid of his friends to rescue the girl, and they soon learn that anything is possible with a little faith, trust ... and pixie dust!
Based on a true story that occurred in Florida during the 1920s, Rosewood traces the events leading up to an explosion of racial enmity between a middle-class, rural town populated almost exclusively by African-American families and a run-down neighbouring town populated by an Anglo-Saxon community.
When an Anglo-Saxon woman falsely claims that she was assaulted by an African-American intruder, her entire town becomes a vigilante posse bent on destroying her peaceful neighbours. A shopkeeper, one of the only white residents of Rosewood, joins forces with a World War I veteran passing through town to engineer a courageous rescue of many of the terrified women and children who were forced to run for their lives.
Rosewood stars Academy Award winning actor Jon Voight (Coming Home, Midnight Cowboy, Runaway Train); Ving Rhames (Con Air, Body Count, Dangerous Ground, Striptease, Mission: Impossible); and is directed by John Singleton (Boyz N the Hood), who was the first African American director to be nominated for an Academy Award.
It's no surprise when Karo is fired. She is loud, over-emotional and egocentric, more so than the average Berliner wise-ass, says her best friend Anna. Karo is not one to give up easily, though: she opts for radical change and goes into therapy. Although her therapist advises her to keep calm, Karo throws herself into it. She wants to be a 'super patient', catch up on the mourning she hasn't done, put her mother on the spot and break up with her boyfriend Philipp. But it's all too much in one go, her witty facade breaks and she slides into a depressive mood, to the extent neither her closest confidant Max nor her grandmother Bille can help her. It is only when her mother takes Karo in that she slowly pulls herself together again. She now declares war on her crisis, because "depression is a f---ing event." In German.
Catriona McKenzie's directorial feature debut is a heartfelt, moving and uplifting story about a young boy's journey to save his home and ultimately himself. This film follows Pete, a 12-year-old Aboriginal boy who lives with his elderly grandfather, Old Jagamarra. Home is the abandoned outdoor cinema in the outback town of Wyndham. When it is threatened with demolition, Pete sees his world in jeopardy and sets off for the city. He is joined by his friend Kalmain, who has his own reasons for leaving town. Together the boys travel through epic and stunning Kimberley country and when they get lost in the bush, Pete has to remember some of the old Aboriginal bush skills his grandfather taught him for them to survive. Fable-like in its storytelling, it shows a world torn between old and new, tradition and progress, nature and technology. Celebrating the importance of family, true friendship and cultural and spiritual identity, this film is captivating and affecting.
This film is about a young man's passage into manhood and of the three individuals who change the course of his life forever. Set in a small town in Florida, we follow the journey of the young and impoverished Finnigan Bell into adulthood. His adventure begins when he is forced to aid a dangerous convict in his escape from prison and is further complicated when he meets a rich and insane matron and falls in love with her niece, the icy beauty Estella. Finn's artistic talent and an unknown benefactor take him to New York, where it appears that all of his dreams are within his grasp, including a reunion with Estella. However, in this epic story of fate and desire, Finn becomes lost trying to realise his own great expectations.
In 15th century Paris, Clopin the puppeteer tells the story of Quasimodo, the misshapen gentle-souled bell ringer of Notre Dame, who was nearly killed as a baby by Claude Frollo, the Minister of Justice. But Frollo was forced by the Archdeacon of Notre Dame to raise Quasimodo as his own. Now a young man, Quasimodo is hidden from the world by Frollo in the belltower of the cathedral. But during the Festival of Fools, Quasimodo, cheered on by his gargoyle friends Victor, Hugo, and Laverne, decides to take part in the festivities, where he meets the lively gypsy girl Esmeralda and the handsome soldier Phoebus. The three of them find themselves ranged against Frollo's cruelty and his attempts to destroy the home of the gypsies, the Court of Miracles. And Quasimodo must desperately defend both Esmeralda and the very cathedral of Notre Dame.
New York, 1929, a war rages between two rival gangsters, Fat Sam and Dandy Dan. Dan is in possession of a new and deadly weapon, the dreaded 'splurge gun'. As the custard pies fly, Bugsy Malone, an all-round nice guy, falls for Blousey Brown, a singer at Fat Sam's speakeasy. His designs on her are disrupted by the seductive songstress Tallulah who wants Bugsy for herself. How is Bugsy to get the girl and help Fat Sam defend his business against the deadly Dan and his dastardly tricks? With an all-child cast placed in a mobster era, armed with custard instead of bullets and belting out some superb songs, this is simply entertainment at its best!
Abdi is a principled young fisherman with generations of fishing in his blood. But now the nearby waters are polluted, and fish are scarce. Struggling to support his young family, he is lured into the perilous world of piracy. While his wife and baby wait for him in Yeman, an outdated satellite phone is his only connection to all he truly values. Abdi and his fellow pirates hit the treacherous high seas and capture a French oil tanker, demanding a hefty ransom. During the long and tense wait for the cash to arrive, Abdi forges a tentative friendship with one of the hostages. When things take a turn for the worse, Abdi must make dramatic choices to determine his course.
By chance, 50-year-old Thomas finds himself back in the little town of his childhood. While visiting his mother's grave he faints, after being overwhelmed by the memories of her and the father that abandoned him. Coming to, he sees that his mother's name is no longer inscribed on the tombstone. He soon realises he has awoken in the past, in the body of his 14-year-old self. With all the foresight of his 50 years, Thomas revisits high school, meets with the girl with whom he was secretly in love, and tries to find the real reasons for his father's departure.
A gruesome discovery is made outside a London cemetery one night - 17 pairs of shoes with a severed foot inside each one. Meanwhile in Paris, Police Captain Adamsberg discovers a body chopped into so many pieces there is nothing left of it. Could there be a link between the two? Original title: Un Lieu Incertain. Based on the Fred Vargas novel, An Uncertain Place.
This film tells the story of one man's struggle under the constant surveillance of Big Brother. Winston Smith endures an abject existence in totalitarian Oceania, employed to rewrite the history books for the Ministry of Truth in order to support the current party line and perpetuate a false legacy. Disillusioned by the state of affairs and ill with the burden of lies, his life takes a horrifying turn when he begins a forbidden love affair and commits the crime of independent thought. Sent to the Ministry of Love, he is placed at the mercy of O'Brien, an imperious leader determined to not only control his thoughts but crush his soul. Title also stylised as 1984.
This visually stunning adaptation of Arthur Golden's bestselling novel transports us into a mysterious and exotic world that casts a potent spell. A house servant blossoms, against all odds, to become the most captivating geisha of her day. In 1929 an impoverished nine-year-old named Chiyo from a fishing village is sold to a Geisha house in Kyoto's Gion District and subjected to cruel treatment from the owners and the head Geisha Hatsumomo. Her stunning beauty attracts the vindictive jealousy of Hatsumomo, until she is rescued by and taken under the wing of Hatsumomo's bitter rival, Mameha. Under Mameha's mentorship, Chiyo becomes the Geisha named Sayuri, trained in all the artistic and social skills a Geisha must master in order to survive in her society. As a renowned Geisha, she enters a society of wealth, privilege, and political intrigue. As World War II loom, Japan and the Geisha's world are forever changed by the onslaught of history.
Adapted from the children's book by Walter Farley, this animal-lovers' treat follows a boy named Alec from shipwreck to the winner's circle with the stunning horse that befriends him.
While traveling with his father, young Alec becomes fascinated by a mysterious Arabian stallion who is brought on board and stabled in the ship he is sailing on. When it tragically sinks both he and the horse survive only to be stranded on a desert island. He befriends it, so when finally rescued, both return to his home where they soon meet Henry Dailey, a once-successful trainer. Together they begin training the stallion to race against the fastest horses in the world.
Gus Lobel has been one of the best scouts in baseball for decades, but, despite his efforts to hide it, age is starting to catch up with him. Nevertheless, Gus, who can tell a pitch just by the crack of the bat, refuses to be benched for what may be the final innings of his career. He may not have a choice. The front office of the Atlanta Braves is starting to question his judgement, especially with the country's hottest batting phenom on deck for the draft. The one person who might be able to help is also the one person Gus would never ask: his daughter, Mickey, an associate at a high-powered Atlanta law firm whose drive and ambition has put her on the fast track to becoming partner. Against her better judgement, and over Gus's objections, Mickey joins him on his latest scouting trip to North Carolina, jeopardising her own career to save his.
Meet the Weiss family, who are making their way in Hollywood rife with money, fame, envy, and relentless hauntings. Stafford Weiss is a famed TV self-help therapist with an A-list celebrity clientele. Meanwhile, Cristina Weiss has her work cut out managing the career of their disaffected child-star son, Benjie, a fresh graduate of rehab at age 13. Yet unbeknownst to them, another member of the Weiss family has arrived in town - mysteriously scarred and tormented Agatha, just released from a psych ward and ready to start again. She soon works her way into a friendship with a limo driver and becomes personal assistant to unravelling actress Havana Segrand, who is beset by the ghost of her legendary mother, Clarice. But Agatha is on a quest for redemption and even in this realm of the artificial, and the unearthly, she's determined to find it, no matter what it takes.
James Cagney created his career-defining role in William Wellman's landmark gangster movie also starring Jean Harlow, Mae Clarke, and Joan Blondell. The film, which was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Writing, Screenplay, traces the rise and fall of prohibition-era mobster Tom Powers. From his childhood corrupted by the beer hall, pool parlor, and false friends, to his adulthood as a henchman of ruthless but innately decent bootlegger Paddy Ryan, Tom rises to the top of the heap, with all the accoutrements of success: custom tailored tuxedos, fancy cars, and gorgeous girls. But fate soon takes Tom down another path. Tommy's degeneration from brash kid to vicious lowlife is brought home in a famous scene in which he smashes a grapefruit in the face of his latest mistress.
Six weeks before D-Day, nearly 700 Americans were lost in one night, in friendly waters within sight of the English coast, during a top secret rehearsal for D-Day. England was a massive training camp for the Allied Forces and Exercise Tiger is one the largest in a series of full-scale dress rehearsals for the invasion of Europe. Many of the men had little or no combat experience. During Exercise Tiger two of these ships were sunk and one damaged by German torpedoes. The huge death toll was at that time one of the costliest since Pearl Harbor. But survivors were ordered to remain silent, in this tense atmosphere of the run up to D-Day. This film talks to some of the handful of living survivors. Each offers a searing testament of the chaos and horror of that night. We test the Army issue life belt that many say contributed to unnecessary deaths. And we reveal the truth behind the conspiracy myths surrounding the disaster.
Special operations veteran John Rambo, is released from prison and sent by the military back to present-day Vietnam. His mission is to track down American MIAs and determine whether they are being held as prisoners of war. The plan, a parachute drop into a forbidding tropical jungle. Do not engage the enemy, he is ordered. Just take pictures. On the drop, all Rambo's equipment is lost, except for a serrated knife and a bow with arrows. Rambo soon faces a shattering realisation he has been betrayed by his own forces. Driven by a fierce personal code of ethics and compassion for his imprisoned fellows, Rambo violates orders. With the help of a Vietnamese girl, the guerilla warrior struggles against deadly odds. Embittered, he vows to bring his own brand of revenge to all those who have made him an enemy.
A proud military man, Colonel Claus von Stauffenberg is a loyal officer who serves his country all the while hoping that someone will find a way to stop Hitler before Europe and Germany are destroyed. Realising that time is running out, he decides that he must take action himself and joins the German resistance. Armed with a cunning strategy to use Hitler's own emergency plan - known as Operation Valkyrie - these men plot to assassinate the dictator and overthrow his Nazi government from the inside. With everything in place, with the future of the world, the fate of millions and the lives of his wife and children hanging in the balance, Stauffenberg is thrust from being one of many who oppose Hitler to the one who must kill Hitler himself.
The imaginative story of a young girl and the Giant who introduces her to the wonders and perils of Giant Country. The BFG, while a giant himself, is a Big Friendly Giant and nothing like the other inhabitants of Giant Country. Standing over 7m tall with enormous ears and a keen sense of smell, he is endearingly dim-witted and keeps to himself for the most part. Giants like Bloodbottler and Fleshlumpeater on the other hand, are twice as big and at least twice as scary, and have been known to eat humans, while the BFG prefers Snozzcumber and Frobscottle. Upon her arrival in Giant Country, Sophie, a precocious 10-year-old girl from London, is initially frightened of the mysterious giant who has brought her to his cave, but soon comes to realise that the BFG is actually quite gentle and charming, and, having never met a giant before, she has many questions.
A fascinating exploration of one of the most significant moments in gothic history - the night when Mary Shelley, Lord Byron and their cohorts gathered together at Lake Geneva to tell ghost stories. The night when Frankenstein and the modern vampire were born. All those involved in the events of the summer of 1816 wrote about their life-changing stay in Switzerland. This dramatised documentary is based on their letters, journals and diaries. The film also draws on British Library manuscripts and archive, and brings together a stellar cast of gothic, horror and science fiction writers, including Neil Gaiman, Charlaine Harris and Margaret Atwood, to discuss why one single night had such a significant impact on our culture.
A teen comedy cantered on a sarcastic high school senior, Wren, who is eager to distance herself from her dysfunctional family by going off to college. Before that can happen, Wren's mother, Joy, insists that she watch her little brother Albert on Halloween night, so Joy can go to a rager with her much younger boyfriend. When Wren gets distracted by an invitation to the party of the year, Albert disappears into a sea of trick-or-treaters. Frantic to locate him before their mother discovers he's missing, Wren enlists the help of her sassy best friend April, as well as Peng, an aspiring ladies man and co-captain of the debate team, and Peng's best friend, Roosevelt, a sweet nerd whose crush on Wren clouds his better judgement. This unlikely foursome embarks on a high-stakes; all-night adventure to find Albert, crossing paths with outrageous characters every step of the way.
It's 1947, a time of sensuality, extravagance, humour and endless expectation. Ivan Heinz, a good-looking fop and witty agitator, is just 19 years old. While putting together his first collection of poetry, Ivan rushes headlong into a destructive romance with the exquisite and bisexual Jana. The new communist regime demands absolute obedience. The clash comes. After a few weeks of starvation, with absolutely no money and with police repressions, Ivan and Jana plan their escape to Paris. But Ivan has to scrape up at least some money for their escape. He accepts an offer to smuggle penicillin over the Czech-Austrian borders. The borders are unexpectedly sealed. Yet Ivan always has some crazy plan up his sleeve. The screenplay for this electrifying film was inspired by the youthful memoirs of Egon Bondy, one of the most important figures of the Czechoslovak literary scene. In Czech.
Three 17th century witches are in for a devil of a time when their restless spirits are accidentally conjured up on Halloween night in Salem, Massachusetts. Banished 300 years ago for practicing their sorcery, this trio of triple-threat demons vowed to one day reappear. Now they're back, weaving an outrageous web of comedy and chaos. Hungry to pick up where they left off, this tricky trio must surmount one more hurdle to guarantee their immortality. However, the things they need are the same things that stand in their way: Young Max Dennison, his little sister Dani, and the beautiful Allison, three kids with the power to make or break the witches' spells. In the meantime, with eye of newt, toe of frog, wool of bat, and tongue of dog (and a talking cat named Binx), this newly-materialised menage are brewing the perfect recipe for fun and excitement as they plot to bring the whole town of Salem under their dubious spell.
Three estranged American brothers, a year after their father's death, embark on a soul-searching journey across India on board the Darjeeling Limited train. Francis (whose face is completely bandaged due to a recent motorcycle accident), Peter and Jack haven't spoken since the funeral and don't get along very well, but they use the time to get to know each other better and begin to ponder why their mother didn't attend the funeral. Francis reveals that their mother has entered a convent in India, and the real reason for the trip was to find her. Their "spiritual quest" veers rapidly off-course due to events involving over-the-counter pain killers, Indian cough syrup and pepper spray, and they eventually find themselves stranded alone in the middle of the desert.
Michael Winterbottom's largely improvised 2010 film The Trip , took comedians Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon - or semi-fictionalised versions thereof - on a restaurant tour around northern England. In this witty and incisive follow-up, Winterbottom reunites the pair for a new culinary road trip, retracing the steps of the Romantic poets' grand tour of Italy and indulging in some sparkling banter and impersonation-offs. Rewetting our palates from the earlier film, the characters enjoy mouth-watering meals in gorgeous settings from Liguria to Capri while riffing on subjects as varied as Batman's vocal register, the artistic merits of Jagged Little Pill, and, of course, the virtue of sequels. Winterbottom trains his camera to capture the idyllic Italian landscape and the gastronomic treasures being prepared and consumed while keeping the film centred on the crackling chemistry between the two leads. This film effortlessly melds the brilliant comic interplay between Coogan and Brydon into quieter moments of self-reflection, letting audiences into their insightful ruminations on the nuances of friendship and the juggling of family and career. The result is a biting portrait of modern-day masculinity.
Rosalind, the daughter of a banished duke, falls in love with Orlando at a wrestling match. Her usurping uncle, jealous of her popularity banishes her from court. Disguised as a boy she leaves with her cousin Celia and the jester Touchstone, to seek out her father in the Forest of Arden. Here she meets Orlando again and, under the guise of a young man, counsels him in the art of love and wooing. A firm favourite among Shakespeare's comedies, and including some of his best loved characters, As You Like It runs the glorious gamut of pastoral romance: cross-dressing and love-notes; poetry and brilliant conversation; gentle satire, slapstick and passion. Award-winning director Thea Sharrock (Equus, The Emperor Jones) directed at the Globe for the first time and on her first ever Shakespeare production. This production evoked traditional staging and costume.
This is a remake of the Japanese film Ju-on: The Grudge. An American student, Karen (Sarah Michelle Gellar) working in Japan is infected with a mysterious, virus-like curse called The Grudge, which consumes the victims with rage then death. If encountered, the curse is passed from victim to victim inflicting endless horror. Karen agrees to cover for a careworker who didn't turn up to assist an elderly American woman, Emma who had moved in with her family after a Japanese family had died there. The woman seems to be alone in the house and in a demented state, but Karen can hear noises from the attic so she searches the house to discover a horrifying supernatural force that that will need to be stopped. Trivia: A sequel (which became The Grudge 2) was greenlit on the Monday after the surprise success of the first weekend's box office of more than $39 million.
Set in Jerusalem, 1961, ground-breaking TV producer Milton Fruchtman (Martin Freeman) hires director Leo Hurwitz (Anthony LaPaglia) to film the trial or the worlds most notorious Nazi and key architect of the Holocaust, Adolf Eichmann.
This film tells the story of how a small production team overcame immense obstacles to broadcast the worlds first ever TV event. Hurwitz has a momentous job on his hands: together he and Milton must quickly train up an inexperienced camera team and persuade the judges to change their minds and let them film the trial. Working under intense pressure, the team finally wins permission to film by rebuilding the courtroom with specially concealed cameras.
Described as the trial of the century, it was shown on TV in 37 countries and was the first time that the horrors of the Holocaust had been heard directly from survivors.
The extraordinary story of how the trial came to be televised and the team that made it happen has never been told. This film also features extensive archive footage from the 1961 trial, bringing the realities of this pivotal event to a new generation.
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It tells the story of a seven-year-old child prodigy, Fred Tate (Adam Hann-Byrd), who struggles to self-actualize in a social and psychological construct that largely fails to accommodate his intelligence. Foster plays Fred's mother Dede Tate, who attempts to give her son a "normal" childhood while feeding his intellectual curiosity.
Dede Tate (Jodie Foster) is a single mother, a working-class woman of average intelligence raising her seven-year-old son, Fred (Adam Hann-Byrd), who shows every indication of being a genius. Fred's reading and mathematics abilities are remarkable, and he plays the piano "at competition level," but his intellect isolates him from his public school classmates.
Fred's intellect comes to the attention of Jane Grierson (Diane Wiest), a former music prodigy and now a psychologist running a school for gifted children. She seeks permission from Dede to admit Fred to the school in order to develop his intellectual gifts in a way that a public school cannot. Dede is reluctant, preferring that Fred have a normal upbringing but when no one comes to Fred's seventh birthday party, Dede consents.
Reeling from her recent divorce, Rachel Watson spends her daily commute fantasising about the seemingly perfect couple who live in a house that she passes on the train. That is until she sees something shocking happen there, and becomes entangled in the mystery that unfolds. Driven by intrigue and obsession, Rachel has a chance to become a part of the lives she's only watched from afar, but to what lengths will she go to uncover the truth?
Extreme athlete turned government operative Xander Cage comes out of self-imposed exile - thought to be long dead - and is set on a collision course with deadly alpha warrior Xiang and his team, in a race to recover a sinister and seemingly unstoppable weapon known as Pandora's Box. Recruiting an all-new group of thrill-seeking cohorts, Xander finds himself enmeshed in a deadly conspiracy that points to collusion at the highest levels of world governments.
Cinema Verite tells the behind-the-scenes story of the ground breaking documentary An American Family, which chronicled the lives of a Santa Barbara family, the Louds, in the early 1970s, catapulting them to notoriety while creating a new television genre: reality TV. The story dramatises the genesis of the original PBS series when Pat and Bill Loud (Diane Lane and Tim Robbins) are approached to participate in the project by film maker Craig Gilbert (James Gandolfini), and agree to have cameras follow their family in and around Santa Barbara, CA for several months. Gilbert believed that the struggles of an everyday family would be relatable to Americans in a way that The Brady Bunch and The Partridge Family were not. Yet over the course of filming, the strains on this seemingly perfect family come sharply into focus. In addition, Pat and the films' crew, Alan and Susan Raymond (Patrick Fugit and Shanna Collins), find themselves at odds with Gilbert about what is appropriate to film, and the lines between truth and 'reality' become more murky.
Attention all righteous dudes and babes! Bill and Ted are back and better than ever with a most triumphant sequel. Everything's excellent for everyone's favourite surf-speaking dudes. With their own apartment, a pair of bodacious princess babes and a spot on the upcoming Battle of the Bands, life couldn't be any better, but all that goes down the tubes when Bill and Ted's evil robot twins kill the San Dimas duo and then take over their lives. Replaced on Earth by the bogus robots, the real Bill and Ted embark upon a most unwanted expedition, straight to Hell. Now, their only hope is to give the Grim Reaper a wedgie, and then challenge him to the ultimate death match of all time. Can Bill and Ted cheat death, save the world from evil, rescue the princess babes and be back in time to win the Battle of the Bands? Or will their heinous metal twins change the duo's destiny forever?
Recorded live from Shakespeare's Globe Theatre. Dominic Rowan as Henry VIII and Ian McNeice as Cardinal Wolsey. The Tudor Court is locked in a power struggle between its nobles and the Machiavellian Cardinal Wolsey, the King's first minister and the most conspicuous symbol of Catholic power in the land. Wolsey's ambition knows no bounds and when his chief ally, Queen Katherine, interferes in the King's romance with Anne Bullen, he brings gigantic ruin upon himself, the Queen and centuries of English obedience to Rome. Famous in its own day as Shakespeare's most sumptuous and spectacular play, Henry VIII is a gorgeous pageant of masques and royal ceremony; a blaze of fireworks, cannon fire, red satin and cloth-of-gold. But within the passages of grandeur works the mind of the mature Shakespeare: psychological and political insight, language of great depth and power and, in the figures of Wolsey and Katherine, two of his most vivid and memorable characters.
This thrilling and thoroughly captivating theatrical hit from Disney has become an instant favourite with audiences of all ages. You'll lose your heart to Chance, a fun-loving American bulldog pup; Sassy, a hilarious Himalayan cat who lives up to her name; and Shadow, a wise old golden retriever - all of whom express themselves with very familiar human voices! The adventure begins when the loving owners of these irresistible pets are forced to leave them in the temporary care of a friend who lives hundreds of miles away. But after several days, the worried animals begin to think their family must be in trouble, so they decide to head for home. On their incredible journey across the ruggedly beautiful Sierras, they encounter unexpected surprises from man, beast, and nature alike. It's an unforgettable story of love, courage, and devotion that will delight and inspire generations to come!
New York City has a problem: paranormal occurrences have been plaguing the city in increasing numbers, and the only people who know this are three extraordinarily bright, slightly offbeat NYU parapsychologists who have lost their research grant. Forced out of academia, they start their own business, setting up shop in an old firehouse to become Ghostbusters, trapping pesky ghosts, haunts and poltergeists for money. But even the spirit exterminators are severely tested when beautiful Dana Barrett and her weird neighbour become possessed by demons living in their building. Soon every spook in the city is loose, and our heroes face their supreme challenge at a rooftop demonic shrine.
MengJun is a stubborn and cranky granny who falls into depression when she finds out that her family has decided to send her to a senior home. She comes across a photo studio and has her photo taken for her eventual funeral. On the bus ride home, she's startled to see her 70-year-old face is gone and replaced by the stunning face of a young woman. Embracing her new-found youth, MengJun changes her name and starts singing in her grandson's band where she attracts the attention of a record producer - and that's when the real fun begins. This is a Chinese remake of the Korean smash hit comedy Miss Granny.
This film is an epic action fantasy that takes us into the vivid imagination of a young girl whose dream world provides the ultimate escape from her darker reality. Unrestrained by the boundaries of time and place, she is free to go where her mind takes her, and her incredible adventures blur the lines between what's real and what is imaginary. She has been locked away against her will, but Babydoll has not lost her will to survive. Determined to fight for her freedom, she urges four other young girls - the reluctant Sweet Pea, the outspoken Rocket, the street-smart Blondie and the fiercely loyal Amber - to band together and try to escape a terrible fate at the hands of their captors, Blue and Madam Gorski, before the mysterious High Roller comes for Babydoll. Led by Babydoll, the girls engage in fantastical warfare against everything from samurais to serpents, with a virtual arsenal at their disposal. Together, they must decide what they are willing to sacrifice in order to stay alive. But with the help of a Wise Man, their unbelievable journey - if they succeed - will set them free.
A comedy about bending the rules to reach your goal, this movie explores the world of women's football, from kick-abouts in the park to freekicks in the Set in Hounslow, West London and Hamburg, the film follows two 18-year-olds with their hearts set on a future in professional soccer. But for Jesminder, daughter of orthodox Sikhs, heart-stopping talent doesn't seem to be enough when your parents want you to hang up your football boots, find a nice boyfriend and learn to cook the perfect chapatti.
Nasser Ali Khan, the most celebrated violin player, has his beloved instrument broken in a furious fight with his wife. Unable to find another to replace it, life without music seems intolerable. He stays in bed and surrenders to death, slipping into a journey into his memories and to the woman he truly loved but could never be with. Over the course of the week that follows, the truth is revealed as to why he chose to live for music instead of true love. In French.
Follows Stewart Kane, an Irishman living in the Australian town of Jindabyne, who is on a fishing trip in isolated hill country with three other men when they discover the body of a murdered girl in the river. Rather than return to the town immediately, they continue fishing and report their gruesome find days later. Stewart's wife Claire is the last to find out. Deeply disturbed by her husband's actions, her faith in her relationship with Stewart is shaken to the core. Stewart is not convinced that he has done anything wrong. Claire wants to understand and tries to make things right. In her determination to help the victim's family she sets herself not only against her own family and friends but also those of the dead girl. Her marriage is taken to the brink and her peaceful life with Stewart and their young son hangs in the balance.
In the third instalment in the Free Willy series, a teenage Jesse and old friend Randolph try to foil an illegal whaler threatening Willy and his pregnant mate. Jesse (Jason James Richter) is now 17 years old and has landed a summer job tracking whales on an oceanic research vessel with his old mentor, Randolph (August Schellenberg). Together they are trying to find the cause of a mysterious decline in the local Orca population in the remote waters off the rugged Northwest Pacific coast. On the verge of manhood, Jesse struggles to be taken seriously by the head research scientist Drew (Annie Corley) and the other adults on the scientific team. Meanwhile, Willy has also matured into a young adult and has taken the additional responsibility of a mate. Jesse befriends 10 year old Max (Vincent Berry), whose father John (Patrick Kilpatrick) runs a business of illegal whaling. Together they embark on a dangerous mission to save Willy and his pod.
Dr Seth Brundle was a brilliant scientist, but one day his experiments with teleportation went dreadfully wrong and led the horrific mutation of man and insect - The Brundlefly. Now, deep within the bowels of Bartok industries, a team of scientists is studying a small boy. But Martin is no ordinary child, for he is the son of Dr Seth Brundle - he is the son of Brundlefly. As Martins insect metabolism accelerates his growth and intelligence to beyond that of a mere human, he remains unaware of the terrible fate that awaits him and devotes his life to solving the mysteries of his father's teleportation device. But the nightmare begins again when Martin's insect blood takes complete control, and he is gradual metamorphosed into a grotesque mutant, more powerful and more deadly than even his father before him, and determined to destroy all those who deceived him.
Filmed over 12 years with the same cast, Richard Linklater's 'Boyhood' is a ground breaking story of growing up as seen through the eyes of a child named Mason (Ellar Coltrane), who literally grows up on screen before our eyes. Snapshots of adolescence from road trips and family dinners to birthdays and graduations and all the moments in between become transcendent, set to a soundtrack spanning the years from Coldplay's 'Yellow' to Arcade Fire's 'Deep Blue'. 'Boyhood' is both a nostalgic time capsule of the recent past and an ode to growing up and parenting. Stars Ethan Hawke and Patricia Arquette.
This compelling drama based on a true story, tells the gripping tale of a couple whose lives are suddenly turned upside down when the innocent wife, who suffers from a very weak heart, is kidnapped at the dangerous whim of teenage egomaniacs. When Jan is abducted, Mark is perfectly willing to pay the $100,000 ransom that has been demanded, but the State police emphasize that the money is their only bargaining chip to help them locate Jan. If the kidnappers take the money and disappear, Mark may never see his wife alive again. To Michael and David, the two teenage boys who have abducted Jan, the kidnapping is just a stunt to ensure that they live in luxury while they are away at college. But as they are unaware of her heart condition and that a snowstorm is on its way, she is in serious danger of losing her life. Suddenly Jan feels a pain in her chest and she reaches for her medication. The pills are a lifesaver, but now she only has two left. Mark is doing everything he can to get her back.. she just hopes he finds her before it's too late.
The Cat in the Hat who goes by that name is played by Mike Myers of comedy fame! It starts with two kids on a cold, cold wet day their mum is at work and they've no games to play! Then in walks the fun in the form of a Cat who pulls out the laughs from the brim of his hat. Things really get wild when the Cat and his crew (who go by the name of Thing One and Thing Two) take over the house of Conrad and Sally in this fine family film that's right up your alley!
Upset about moving from a big city to a small town, teenager Zach Cooper finds a silver lining when he meets the beautiful girl, Hannah, living right next door. But every silver lining has a cloud, and Zach's comes when he learns that Hannah has a mysterious dad who is revealed to be R L Stine, the author of the bestselling Goosebumps series. It turns out that there is a reason why Stine is so strange, he is a prisoner of his own imagination as the monsters that his books made famous are real, and Stine protects his readers by keeping them locked up in their books. When Zach unintentionally unleashes the monsters from their manuscripts and they begin to terrorise the town, it's suddenly up to Stine, Zach, and Hannah to get all of them back in the books where they belong.