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.
Why do some people 'sound gay' but not others? Why are gay voices a mainstay of pop culture but also a trigger for bullying and harassment? Following a break up with his boyfriend, journalist David Thorpe sets out on a quest to unravel a linguistic mystery. All his life, like many gay men, Thorpe has felt self-conscious about his stereotypically un-macho voice. But what are its origins? And why is there such a stigma attached to 'sounding gay'? As Thorpe consults with everyone from speech therapists to public figures to complete strangers, he unpacks complex cultural questions with wit, verve and intelligence.
The Nowhere Boys are drawn together for one final spell when Felix finds a magically sealed Book of Shadows. Unknowingly the spell releases a powerful teenage force of chaos and revenge that threatens their world.
Haunted by his turbulent past, Mad Max believes the best way to survive is to wander alone. Nevertheless, he becomes swept up with a group fleeing across the Wasteland in a War Rig driven by an elite Imperator, Furiosa. They are escaping a Citadel tyrannised by the Immortan Joe, from whom something irreplaceable has been taken. Enraged, the Warlord marshals all his gangs and pursues the rebels ruthlessly in the high-octane Road War that follows.
The Adventures of Priscilla Queen of the Desert made Australian and international movie history and launched the career of Hollywood star, Guy Pearce. It is the touching and hilarious story of three drag queens who leave Sydney and travel halfway across Australia to put on a show at a resort. Along the way their bus breaks down and they find themselves performing in unlikely places where the reactions range from hilarious to hostile to incredulous to accepting.
Based on the beloved bestselling book, this film tells the inspirational story of a spirited and courageous young girl who transforms the lives of everyone around her when she is sent to live with a new family in World War II Germany.
Eastern Promises is a 2007 British-American-Canadian thriller-crime film directed by David Cronenberg, from a screenplay by Steven Knight. Starring Viggo Mortensen, Naomi Watts and Vincent Cassel, the story focuses on a Russian teenager living in London who dies during childbirth who leaves clues with a midwife in her journal that could tie her child to a rape involving dangerous Russian criminals, and the seedy world of sex-trafficking.
This film is a portrait of four kids - Gus, Ebony, Matt and Graham - whose parents all happen to be gay. In this heartfelt documentary, we get to know the four children: Gus wants to be a WWE wrestler; Matt questions the teachings of his church; Graham struggles with living in ultra-conservative Fiji; Ebony dreams of stardom. As they each wrestle with the challenges of oncoming adolescence, the outside world wrestles with the issue of marriage equality, and whether or not kids like them are at risk.
When high-powered book editor Margaret faces deportation back to Canada, she declares that she's actually engaged to her put-upon assistant Andrew, who she's tormented for years. He agrees to participate in the charade, but on the condition that they head to Alaska to meet his quirky family. Margaret finds herself in one comedic fish-out-of- water situation after another as she and Andrew reluctantly vow to stick to the plan despite the precarious consequences.
The socially conscious Mrs Bennet, with the begrudging help of her husband, sets out to find suitable, and suitably rich, husbands for her five daughters. The already difficult project becomes even more complicated when Mrs Bennet's strongest-willed daughter, Elizabeth, decides to pursue rich and handsome, but cynical and boorish, Mr Darcy.
When two strangers, tennis star Guy Haines, whose wife will not grant him a divorce, and wealthy but deranged young Bruno Anthony, who wants to be rid of his father happen to meet on a train from Washington to New York, the conversation casually turns to a possibly perfect crime: what if each committed a murder for the other?
This is an edgy teen romance about learning how to see past false surfaces to discover true inner beauty. Kyle Kingson has it all - looks, intelligence, wealth and opportunity - and a wicked cruel streak. Prone to mocking and humiliating 'aggressively unattractive' classmates, he zeroes in on Goth classmate Kendra, inviting her to the school's extravagant environmental bash. Kendra accepts, and, true to form, Kyle blows her off in a particularly savage fashion. She retaliates by casting a spell that physically transforms him into everything he despises.
When Tony Stark jumpstarts a dormant peacekeeping program, things go awry and earth's mightiest heroes, including Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, The Incredible Hulk, Black Widow and Hawkeye, are put to the ultimate test as they battle to save the planet from destruction at the hands of the villainous Ultron.
This is the wonderfully whimsical story of Uncle Boonmee as he recalls his past lives from his deathbed, surrounded by loved ones and the caring ghosts of his wife and son. A stunningly beautiful and often comedic meditation on life. Winner of the Palme d'Or at Cannes in 2010.
Father Richard is desperately trying to sell his motivational success program ... with no success. Meanwhile, 'pro-honesty' mum Sheryl lends support to her eccentric family, including her depressed brother, fresh out of the hospital after being jilted by his lover. When daughter Olive is invited to compete in the Little Miss Sunshine pageant in far-off California, the family piles into their rusted-out VW bus to rally behind her - with riotously funny results.
Young Winnie Foster is stifled more by the formality of her proper life than the heat of summer, but change is in the air. An accident of fate introduces her to the Tucks,a generous and oddly different family who seem stuck in time.
As two driven professionals, an illustrious detective and a sophisticated thief face off, they learn how much they need each other, and that the line between cop and criminal isn't always well defined.
Kolya lives in a small fishing town near the stunning Barents Sea in Northern Russia. He owns an auto-repair shop that stands right next to the house where he lives with his young wife Lilya and his son Roma from a previous marriage. The town's corrupt mayor Vadim Shelevyat is determined to take away his business, his house, as well as his land.
This provocative documentary uncovers the commercialisation of the natural world. Protecting our planet has become a global market with companies using the environment to enrich their balance sheets. But what are the consequences of their actions?
Confined to a quarantine facility in the bowels of an ocean liner, a ragtag group of survivors fights for their lives against infected zombie hordes, in this climax to the spectacularly popular Spanish horror franchise.
Paul Verhoeven's classic tale of sex, deception, blackmail and murder. Detective Nick Curran's investigation of a rock star's brutal murder with an ice pick leads him to glacial beauty and best-selling author Catherine Tramell (Sharon Stone). Despite Nick's entanglement with police psychologist Dr Beth Garner (Jeanne Tripplehorn) and the ever-present Roxy (Leilani Sarelle), Catherine's sultry and possessive girlfriend, the two begin a torrid affair.
A clash between Sultan (a Qureishi dacoit chief) and Shahid Khan (a Pathan who impersonates him) leads to the expulsion of Khan from Wasseypur, and ignites a deadly blood feud spanning three generations.
Elizabeth Taylor delivers an Academy Award-winning performance opposite Richard Burton in this adaptation of Edward Albee's groundbreaking Broadway play that rips the facade of civility off the dysfunctional marriage between an alcoholic college professor and his shrew of a wife during a dinner party the two host for a young couple.
Flamboyant artist Brian Slade and crafty American rocker Curt Wild are at the epicentre of a sonic sensation and the world is awash with the revolutionary glitter and gold of a musical movement destined to rock the airwaves. When Slade mysteriously disappears at the height of his explosive career, shockwaves are felt throughout the world that ultimately inspire journalist Arthur Stuart to expose the truth behind the myth and the legacy behind the legend.
Baz Luhrmann directs his epic romantic action adventure set on the brink of WWII starring Nicole Kidman as English aristocrat Lady Sarah Ashley and Hugh Jackman as the rough-hewn cattle driver who knocks her off her feet.
Samba came to France 10-years-ago from Senegal. He plugs away at various lowly jobs. Alice is a senior executive who has recently undergone a burnout. He is willing to do whatever it takes to get working papers, while she is trying to get her life back together by doing volunteer work in an association. Both struggle to get out of the dead-ends of their lives until fate draws them together. Juggling humour and emotion, their story leads them on a new path to happiness. What if Life had more imagination than either of them?
Lonely and fragile Southern belle Blanche DuBois, desperate to maintain her fraying sanity, suffers her brutish brother-in-law's relentless, badgering attempts to make her face reality - which eventually lead her to madness.
This is the story of a movement. The film chronicles the tumultuous three-month period in 1965, when Dr Martin Luther King Jr led a dangerous campaign to secure equal voting rights in the face of violent opposition. The epic march from Selma to Montgomery culminated in President Johnson signing the Voting Rights Act of 1965, one of the most significant victories for the civil rights movement.
A seductive story about a seemingly perfect family, and the forbidden desires that threaten to tear them apart. Cathy Whitaker has it all - a lovely home, two wonderful children and a handsome husband, who is successfully climbing the corporate ladder. But Cathy's idyllic existence is just an illusion, and she is eventually forced to choose between living a lie or following her heart.
This wickedly funny and precisely observed psychodrama tells the story of a model Swedish family - handsome businessman Tomas, his willowy wife Ebba and their two blond, pre-teen children - on a skiing holiday in the French Alps. The sun is shining and the slopes are spectacular but during lunch at a mountainside restaurant, an avalanche turns everything upside down.
In this Oscar-winning true story, two very different men compete in the 1924 Paris Olympics. Ian Charleson stars as in this true story as Eric Liddell, a devout Christian who believes that his athletic abilities are a gift from God, and that using that gift to its fullest extent, to win the gold medal, will be his way of glorifying God. Ben Cross stars as Harold Abrahams, an English Jew and a student at Cambridge, who dreams of fame and of proving to his anti-Semetic fellow students, and to the world, that Jews are not inferior.
An extraordinary tale of hope, friendship and survival inside a maximum security prison. Andy Dufresne is a soft-spoken, respected Maine banker who is convicted for the murders of his unfaithful wife and her lover. He receives a double-life sentence and is shipped off to Shawshank State Prison, Maine's toughest maximum security penitentiary. Despised at first by the other inmates because of his introverted manner, he slowly forges an unlikely friendship with the prison fixer, Red, and they both learn that hope is the ultimate means of survival.
Based on the classic masterpiece by Charles Dickens, Roman Polanski directs the story of a young orphan boy who gets involved with a gang of pickpockets in 19th century London. Abandoned at an early age, Oliver Twist is forced to live in a workhouse lorded over by the awful Mr Bumble, who cheats the boys of their meagre rations. Desperate yet determined, Oliver makes his escape to the streets of London. Penniless and alone, he is lured into a world of crime by the sinister Fagin the mastermind of a gang of pint-sized pickpockets. Oliver's rescue by the kindly Mr Brownlow is only the beginning of a series of adventures that lead him to the promise of a better life.
A former British Army officer, who was tormented as a prisoner of war at a Japanese labour camp during World War II, discovers that the man responsible for much of his treatment is still alive and sets out to confront him.
The Crusades, that world-shaping 200-year collision between Europe and the East, frames the tale of a young Frenchman who discovers his destiny as a knight, then lives out what that glorious title really means.
This film tells the story of the comic misadventures of a young Peruvian bear who travels to the city in search of a home. Finding himself lost and alone, he begins to realise that city life is not all he had imagined until he meets the kindly Brown family who read the label around his neck that says "Please look after this bear. Thank you," and offer him a temporary haven. It looks as though his luck has changed until this rarest of bears catches the eye of a museum taxidermist.
An asteroid is heading directly toward Earth and NASA has only one option - to send a crew to destroy the asteroid. They enlists the help of Harry S. Stamper - the world's foremost deep core oil driller - and his unlikely team to land on the asteroid, drill into its surface and drop a nuclear device into the core. On this heroic journey, they face the most physically and emotionally challenging conditions ever as they attempt to prevent the world from Armageddon.
Now ruler of the Pridelands, Simba is also a devoted father to Kiara, a cub enjoying a happy childhood under the watchful eyes of bumbling babysitters Timon and Pumbaa. But being just as mischievous as her father was, Kiara wanders into trouble when she explores the forbidden outlands. There she meets Kovu, an adventurous cub who is being groomed to overthrow Simba. Love blossoms between the young lions, and together they become the last hope of bringing two feuding worlds together in this exciting, song-filled animated delight.
The hit musical about two teenagers growing up in the 1950s, when keeping one's cool meant everything. After Sandy and Danny share a perfect summer romance they mistakenly believe they will never see each other again. But, as it happens, they wind up at the same high school and a rocky relationship begins. The two sing and dance their way through such hits as Greased Lightning, Summer Love, You're the One That I Want and Hopelessly Devoted to You.
The second of the Miyazaki anime films, this tells the story of Sheeta, an orphan and a descendant of the people who once lived in Laputa. She is taken by the secret service, her only connection with the past a stone inscribed with a strange emblem. Pirates attack the secret service's airship and in the commotion Sheeta falls. The the stone lights up and slows her descent and she floats down into the arms of Pazu, an orphan boy. He too has an interest in Laputa and so they set off together to find the legendary floating city.
During part one of the two-part finale, the newfound married bliss of Bella Swan (Kristen Stewart) and vampire Edward Cullen (Rob Pattinson) is cut short when a series of betrayals and misfortunes threatens to destroy their world.
In this film, Timon the pompous meerkrat and Pumbaa the bumbling warthog reveal where they came from, when they met and how they helped Simba save the Serengeti. Their story includes glimpses into some big events from The Lion King that look a little different from Timon and Pumbaa's perspective's such as when King Mustafa introduced baby Simba to the animal kingdom. With Timon and Pumbaa telling the story, get ready cause the circle of life will never be the same.
Based upon the life of John Merrick, the Elephant Man, who was hideously deformed by a disease that to this day is incurable. He makes one aware that there is a graceful, dignified man buried beneath the mounds of ugly flesh.
Two sisters, Justine and Claire, find their already strained relationship challenged as a mysterious new planet threatens to collide with Earth, and depressive newlywed Justine finds herself oddly well equipped to face the end of humankind. Directed by Lars Von Trier. Starring Kirstin Dunst, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Alex Skarsgard and Kiefer Sutherland.
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.
Ada Monroe's widower father moves from Charleston to a small southern village where she briefly meets young Inman, and each senses an instant attraction. But it's not long before Inman is off to war as a Confederate soldier. Although most of their letters never reach the destination, they long for each other amidst the terrifying circumstances of the war. Inman is badly wounded and Ada is left poor and hungry when her father dies. Into her life comes young and pragmatic Ruby, who shows by example what a young woman can do with the help of nature and her own hands. As Inman tries to head home to Ada at Cold Mountain, the war continues to interrupt his journey, and the hatred bred by war takes its toll on all.
Set in the lonely-crowd milieu of 1955, a young couple living in a Connecticut suburb struggle to come to terms with their personal problems while trying to raise their two children. Based on a novel by Richard Yates. Starring Leonardo Dicaprio and Kate Winslet.