A fight on Everest? It seemed incredible. But in 2013, news channels around the world reported an ugly brawl at 21,000 feet as European climbers fled a mob of angry Sherpas. In 1953, New Zealander Edmund Hillary and Sherpa Tenzing Norgay had reached the summit in a spirit of cooperation and brave optimism. Now climbers and Sherpas were trading insults - even blows. What had happened to the happy, smiling Sherpas and their dedication in getting foreigners to the top of the mountain they hold so sacred?
Jack Black stars as a hell-raising guitarist with delusions of grandeur. Kicked out of his band and desperate for work, he impersonates a substitute teacher and turns a class of fifth grade high-achievers into high-voltage rock and rollers. Joan Cusack portrays the principal of the private school where Black is prepping the kids for a Battle of the Bands.
In 1941, three men reach India from Tibet, having walked 4000 miles after escaping a Siberian gulag. The film tells their story and that of four others who escaped with them and a teenage girl who joins them in flight. They face freezing nights, lack of food and water, mosquitoes, an endless desert, the Himalayas, and moral questions of when to leave someone behind. Starring Colin Farrell, Ed Harris, Jim Sturgess, Dragos Bucur.
The second madcap, live-action movie based on the much-loved French comic strip. A French blockbuster with lush visuals and impressive special effects. Riotous, silly fun. When Julius Caesar challenges Cleopatra to build a sumptuous palace in record time, Edifis the architect is driven to desperate measures to get the job done (or 0 risk being thrown to the crocodiles). With the help of his friends Asterix, Obelix and a magic potion from the druid Getafix, he must win the challenge against all odds.
The story of one teacher's overzealous quest to mount a high school musical. After he conceives of a sequel to Shakespeare's classic tragedy, the flamboyant instructor meets resistance from the community and the school board, who don't approve of his play's disdain for political correctness. What ensues is an uproarious increase in mayhem and a clever media satire in which all freedom of creative expression is at stake.
For super-dog Bolt, every day is filled with adventure, danger and intrigue - at least, until the cameras stop rolling. When the star of a hit television show is accidentally shipped from his Hollywood sound stage to New York City, he begins his biggest adventure yet - a cross-country journey through the real world.
The story of Queen of the Desert is based on the true-life story of Gertrude Bell, who was a British political officer and archaeologist but ultimately a trailblazer on her terms. The story details the extraordinary adventures of Bell wrestling with the conflicts of love and tragedy, enemy and friend, and foreign and familiar as she sought to understand and unify people from different cultures.
With her magnifying glass and fingerprint powder in hand, Nancy Drew leaves River Heights for La-La-Land ... but not to meet that guy on Smallville, as her boyfriend Ned fears. No, she's out to solve one of the greatest mysteries ever: the death of movie star Dehlia Draycott. But the bigger mystery is how our perky, plaid-clad sleuth will fit in with the text-messaging teen queens of mean she meets at Hollywood High.
This Oscar-nominated drama is set across three decades of the Algerian struggle for independence. After losing their family home, three brothers and their mother become separated around the world and take radically different paths.
When the New York child performer CC Bloom and San Francisco rich kid Hillary meet in a holiday resort in Atlantic City, it marks the start of a lifetime friendship between them. The two keep in touch through letters for a number of years until Hillary, now a successful lawyer, moves to New York to stay with struggling singer CC. This movie shows the various stages of their friendship and their romances including their love for the same man.
It's a hilariously haunting Halloween in the Hundred Acre Wood. Roo's best new pal, Lumpy, is excited to trick-or-treat for the first time - until Tigger warns them about the dreaded Gobloon, who'll turn you into a Jaggedy Lantern if he catches you. But if they catch the Gobloon before it catches them, they get to make a wish! With Roo by his side, Lumpy knows he can face anything. So when Pooh eats all the Halloween candy, Lumpy and Roo decide to be "brave together, brave forever" and catch the Gobloon so they can wish for more.
Angela Bennett, a computer analyst, has her identity stolen when a top-secret computer program falls into her hands. With her records altered and a killer tracking her every move, she must search within herself for the strength and resources to fight those who want to silence her.
Blindsided by a new generation of blazing-fast racers, the legendary Lightning McQueen is suddenly pushed out of the sport he loves. To get back in the game, he will need the help of an eager young race technician, Cruz Ramirez, with her own plan to win, plus inspiration from the late Fabulous Hudson Hornet and a few unexpected turns. Proving that No.95 isn't through yet will test the heart of a champion on Piston Cup Racing's biggest stage.
Peter Banning is a 40-year-old corporate takeover lawyer who has lost any memory of being Peter Pan. Peter and his family travel to London to visit Granny Wendy. Peter discovers a note from Captain Hook informing Peter that he has kidnapped his children. With the encouragement of Tinkerbell, Peter once again takes wing, and it's off to Neverland to rescue his kids.
Based on Jules Verne's famous novel, this action comedy is set in 1872, with eccentric British inventor Phileas Fogg making plans for a flying machine, believing that it's possible for someone to travel around the globe in a mere 80 days. Lord Kelvin, the head of the Royal Academy of Science challenges him to do just that. The trio travel by train, boat, balloon, horseback, or any other means they can find but on their trail is a detective believing that Fogg was involved in a bank robbery. This 2004 film stars Steve Coogan and Jackie Chan.
Yogi Bear and Boo Boo must join forces with Ranger Smith to stop their home Jellystone Park, from being closed down forever. In doing so Yogi will prove that he is indeed "smarter than the average bear."
A sassy, working-class London street vendor and the elitist Professor Higgins, attempt to turn Eliza into a sophisticated lady through proper tutoring. But, when the humble flower girl blossoms into the toast of London society, her teacher may have a lesson or two to learn himself.
Jim Carey stars as a timid bank clerk whose fortunes dramatically change when he discovers an ancient mask with strange powers. When Carey puts on "The Mask" he is instantly transformed "from zero to hero".
Bahia is a free spirit from Algeria with a provocative personality and a love of flirting. Arthur is uptight, has a Jewish family and conservative attitude. When they meet, differences unite and sparks fly. Original title: Le Nom des Gens. In French.
"Victor, hex on you, what are you doing outdoors?" For the past four months this phrase has appeared scrawled on the sidewalks of Paris, alongside chalk circles. In the middle of these circles are strange objects - a trombone, a pair of tweezers, a candle. While the media speculates and psychiatrists weigh in on the mystery, Police Captain Adamsberg knows that there is something sinister going on. Soon the findings go from oddities to the macabre - with the discovery of a murdered woman inside a circle.
This program shines a spotlight on Australia's 1970s gay and lesbian rights movement and the passionate individuals who, facing ever-present adversity, conceived a celebration of diversity in what is now a key moment in LGBTQI history.
In 1950s Britain, gay men lived their lives in the shadows. This powerful factual drama tells the story of Peter Wildeblood, a gay journalist whose actions would influence the ending of homosexuality as a crime in the UK.
Childhood friends Liangzi and Zhang are both in love with Tao, the town beauty. Tao eventually decides to marry the wealthier Zhang. They soon have a son he names Dollar. From China to Australia, the lives, loves, hopes and disillusions of a family over two generations in a society changing at breakneck speed. In Mandarin.
Though she longs to become a graceful champion figure skater, gawky Casey Carlyle has always been just a brainy high school misfit. And with a strong-willed mother pushing her toward a top university, it seems as if she'll never get the chance to be like the elite skating prodigies she sees at the rink. But when Casey uses her head and follows her heart, she'll find herself transformed beyond her wildest dreams!
When it comes to relationships, we're all beginners. This comedy/drama imaginatively explores the hilarity, confusion, and surprises of love through the evolving consciousness of Oliver. Oliver meets the irreverent and unpredictable Anna only months after his father Hal Fields has passed away. This new love floods Oliver with memories of his father, who, following the death of his wife of 45 years, came out of the closet at age 75 to live a full, energised, and wonderfully tumultuous gay life. The upheavals of Hal's new honesty, by turns funny and moving, brought father and son closer than they'd ever been able to be.
Based on the much loved and hugely successful memoir and stage play of the same name, Holding the Man is the warm, funny and achingly sad story of the 15-year-long love affair between Timothy Conigrave and the boy he fell in love with at high school, John Caleo. The course of teenage love rarely runs smooth, but this is especially true when you're secretly gay in an Aussie all-male school in the 1970s, and entranced by the captain of the football team. Directed by award-winner Neil Armfield, starring Ryan Corr and Craig Scott, and features Guy Pearce, Sarah Snook, and Anthony LaPaglia.
Katniss Everdeen is in District 13 after she shatters the games forever. Under the leadership of President Coin and the advice of her trusted friends, Katniss spreads her wings as she fights to save Peeta and a nation moved by her courage.
Two gay men living in St Tropez have their lives turned upside down when the son of one of the men announces he is getting married. They try to conceal their lifestyle and their ownership of the drag club downstairs when the fiancee and her parents come for dinner. Remade as The Birdcage in 1996. In French.
Spring has sprung, and Verne and his woodland friends awaken from their long winter's nap to discover that a large, green hedge has cropped up right through the middle of their once-natural habitat. Enter RJ, an opportunistic racoon who explains that the world beyond the hedge is 'the gateway to the good life' where peculiar creatures called humans live to eat, rather than eat to live. "For humans," RJ proclaims, "enough is never enough."
Shrek faces his greatest challenge yet, the in-laws! Shrek and Princess Fiona return from their honeymoon to find an invitation to visit Fiona's parents, the King and Queen of Far, Far Away. (Mike Myers, Cameron Diaz)
This film follows Britain's iconic prime minister, Winston Churchill, in the days before the D-day landings in June 1944. As Allied forces stand on the south coast of Britain, poised to invade Nazi-occupied Europe, they await Churchill's decision on whether the invasion will actually move ahead. Fearful of repeating his mistakes from WWI on the beaches of Gallipoli, exhausted by years of war, plagued by depression and obsessed with fulfilling historical greatness, Churchill is also faced with constant criticism from his political opponents, General Eisenhower and Field Marshal Montgomery.
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.
A touching true story about a 35-year-old baseball coach who becomes one of the oldest rookies ever to play major league baseball. Jim Morris dropped out of minor league baseball because of an injury to his pitching arm, but 12 years later he is inspired by the young men on his high school team. He promises that if they make the playoffs, he'll try out as a pitcher on a professional baseball team. When the team makes the playoffs, Jim tries out for the Tampa Bay Devil Rays and steps up to the mound as the oldest major league rookie in nearly three decades.
This is an unconventional journey into the life and times of Bob Dylan. From the public to the private to the fantastical, this story weaves a rich and colourful portrait of the ever-elusive and much-loved singer/songwriter.
Awakened by a rumbling that could only be made by the much-feared Heffalump, Winnie The Pooh and the Hundred Acre Wood crew sets forth to catch the dreaded creature. Disregarded as too young to partake in such a dangerous expedition, Roo opts to search on his own and meets a young, playful Heffalump named Lumpy. Roo discovers that Heffalumps are nothing like what he's been told, and that the creature is equally afraid of Roo's silly pals. Roo and Lumpy strike up a friendship and work together to dispel the unfounded fears of their respective friends and families.
When a harsh winter threatens the majestic Scottish Highlands, Rob Roy MacGregor is forced to borrow money from the less-than-noble Marquis of Montrose to provide for his clan. But when Montrose's henchman conspires to take the wealth for himself, Rob is thrust into the most challenging battle of his life - one that escalates into an exhilarating climax that will captivate you to the film's final frame.
The rise and fall of the famous clown Chocolat, the first black circus performer who revolutionised the stagnant circus acts and conquered Paris of the belle epoque with his exuberance and originality. In French.
Covering the later years of legendary singer-songwriter and civil rights activist Nina Simone's career, this is a story of redemption and hope. Living alone in France and feeling exiled from her own country, Simone struggles to balance music, family, and what she believes in. That is, until she meets Clifton Henderson, her nurse-turned-assistant, and a man determined to help the high priestess of soul rediscover the meaning in her life and music.
Tony is admitted to a rehabilitation centre after a serious skiing accident. Dependent on medical staff and painkillers, she takes the time to remember the tumultuous love story she lived with Georgio. In French. Alternative title: My King.
Molly Gunn is the freewheeling daughter of a late rock legend, and the toast of the Manhattan social scene. But when her inheritance is stolen, Molly is forced to do something she's never done before - get a job. Molly becomes a nanny to precocious Ray Schleine, an "eight-year-old going on 40". Emotionally distant from her fast-paced A&R executive mother, Roma, Ray has grown up with a revolving door of nannies and too little stability. Molly and Ray both feel painfully alone in the world, but as they try to make their new arrangement work, each discovers in the other a true friend.