With his boyish grin and laid-back good looks, Fast Eddie Felson has fleeced his share of pool-hall gamblers. Now the brash pool shark is after the king of the cue stick: Minnesota Fats. But after losing to Fats in a gruelling, 36-hour match, Eddie hits the skids. Only the intervention of a ruthless gambler, who stakes his claim to Eddie's soul, can teach this hustler the cruel art of winning.
Testament of Youth is a powerful story of love, war and remembrance, based on the First World War memoir by Vera Brittain, which has become the classic testimony of that war from a woman s point of view. A searing journey from youthful hopes and dreams to the edge of despair and back again, it s a film about young love, the futility of war and how to make sense of the darkest times.
In Los Angeles, a gang of bank robbers call themselves the Ex-Presidents and commit their crimes while wearing masks of ex-presidents Reagan, Carter, Nixon and Johnson. The F.B.I. believes that the members of the gang could be surfers and send young agent Johnny Utah undercover at the beach to mix with the surfers and gather information.
Fed up with the commercial aspects of Christmas, particularly all the money spent and alone for the holiday for the first time in decades, as their daughter has just joined the Peace Corps, grumpy Luther Krank and his sweet wife, Nora, decide to skip Christmas this year and forgo the gifts, the tree, the decorations, the cards, the parties and to spend the dollars saved on a 10-day Caribbean cruise.
Good morning Australia! Get those vocal cords ready for this hit Broadway musical. Filmed in a brand new sound stage in Los Angeles and in front of a live studio audience, the all-live tuneful showcase will feature new songs, characters and a stellar cast line-up. It tells the story of Baltimore teenager, Tracy Turnblad and her ambition to dance on The Corny Collins Show.
When mysterious spacecrafts touch down across the globe, an elite team - lead by expert linguist Louise Banks - is brought together to investigate. As mankind teeters on the verge of global war, Banks and the team race against time for answers - and to find them, she will take a chance that could threaten her life, and quite possibly humanity.
Looking for a fresh start after the death of their infant daughter, Dana and David, together with their five-year-old son Lucas, move into their dream house, a once-grand, now run-down rural home. When frightening and unexplainable events lead Dana to discover the long lost key to a room in the attic, she accidentally unlocks a host of horrors that reveal the house's past is terrifyingly tied with her own.
Picking up immediately after the events in Resident Evil: Retribution, Alice is the only survivor of what was meant to be humanity's final stand against the undead. Now, she must return to where the nightmare began - the Hive in Raccoon City, where the Umbrella Corporation is gathering its forces for a final strike against the only remaining survivors of the apocalypse.
A young woman becomes worried about her boyfriend when he explores a dark subculture surrounding a mysterious videotape said to kill the watcher seven days after they have viewed it. She sacrifices herself to save her boyfriend and in doing so makes a horrifying discovery: there is a movie within the movie that no one has ever seen before.
Looking for any way to get away from the life and town he was born into, Tripp, a high school senior, builds a Monster Truck from bits and pieces of scrapped cars. After an accident at a nearby oil-drilling site displaces a strange and subterranean creature with a taste and a talent for speed, Tripp may have just found the key to getting out of town and a most unlikely friend.
Dwelling on his past glory as a prize-winning author, Ryota wastes the money he makes as a private detective on gambling and can barely pay child support. After the death of his father, his aging mother and beautiful ex-wife seem to be moving on with their lives. Renewing contact with his initially distrusting family, Ryota struggles to take back control of his existence and to find a lasting place in the life of his young son - until a stormy summer night offers them a chance to truly bond again.
When her adoring father leaves for war, Sara Crewe goes to a strict New York boarding school and endures the harsh treatment of the stern headmistress. Based on the children's classic by Frances Hodgson Burner.
The fantastic journey of Belle, a bright, beautiful and independent young woman who is taken prisoner by a beast in his castle. Despite her fears, she befriends the castle's enchanted staff and learns to look beyond the Beast's hideous exterior and realise the kind heart and soul of the true prince within.
This acclaimed French production is based on Fred Vargas' renowned psycho-thriller series. A sudden wave of carnage is sweeping the hills of Southern France, with locals blaming the return of wolves. However some begin talking of a werewolf, of "The Beast of Mercantour". A young Canadian arrives in town to study the wolves, as the carnage reaches terrifying new levels.
Joe Cinque's Consolation by award winning filmmaker Sotiris Dounoukos is the adaptation of Helen Garner's best-selling account of true-life events: an examination of collective and individual responsibility, and a crime that shocked Australia. In early 1997, Anu Singh, a beautiful law student at the Australian National University, confides in friends that she plans to kill herself to put an end to a mysterious illness. With doctors unable or unwilling to help, Anu's engineer boyfriend, Joe Cinque, attempts to get to the bottom of her condition. But Anu's mental and emotional state disintegrates, and her plans grow more macabre.
A timeless story of human connection and self-discovery, this film chronicles the life of a young black man, from childhood to adulthood, as he struggles to find his place in the world while growing up in a rough neighbourhood of Miami. At once a vital portrait of contemporary African-American life and an intensely personal and poetic meditation on identity, family, friendship, and love, this is a groundbreaking piece of cinema that reverberates with deep compassion and universal truths.
Trouble prone teen Percy Jackson is about to be kicked out of school, but that's the least of his problems. The gods of Mount Olympus and assorted monsters seem to have walked out of the pages of Percy's Greek mythology texts and into his life - and they're not happy. Zeus' lightning bolt has been stolen, and Percy is the prime suspect. Now, Percy and his friends must return Zeus' stolen property and unravel a mystery more powerful than the gods themselves.
Idealistic police cadet Chan Wing-Yan (Tony Leung) is recruited by Police Superintendant Wong (Anthony Wong) to go deep undercover as a member of the criminal Triad society. Into the same cadet class, crime boss Hon Sam (Eric Tsang) installs new Triad member Lau Kin Ming (Andy Lau) to become a long-term mole for the gang. A decade later, both have risen through the ranks in their respective aliases -- but when both of their covers are in danger of being blown, a game of life and death ensues.
A sword mysteriously embedded in a massive stone offers this challenge: Whoever can pull it from the stone will become the king of England! Many try to remove the sword and fail, and for an awkward young squire-in-training, the quest seems ludicrous. But with help from a powerful wizard, Merlin, the young man learns that with persistence and belief in himself, even the most incredible dream can be realised. Join in all the wild marvels that make this film a heart-pounding adventure that serves up royal entertainment.
In this loose adaptation of Hamlet, illegitimate son Koichi Nishi (Toshiro Mifune) climbs to a high position within a Japanese corporation and marries the crippled daughter (Kyoko Kagawa) of company vice-president Iwabuchi (Masayuki Mori). At the reception, the wedding cake is a replica of their corporate headquarters, but an aspect of the design reminds the party of the hushed-up death of Nishi's father. It is then that Nishi unleashes his plan to avenge his father's death. In Japanese. Original title: Warui Yatsu Hodo Yoku Nemuru. In Japanese.
When young Jim Hawkins inherits a long-lost treasure map, he hires the great ship Hispaniola to seek his fortune. With the good Captain Smollett (Kermit the Frog) at the helm - and greedy Long John Silver at the heart of a dastardly plot - they set sail for adventure only to discover danger at every turn.
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".
This French-Belgian family comedy based on a series of children's books centres on Nicolas, a young boy who discovers a life-changing fact: his mother is pregnant. He panics and envisions the worst. In French. Original title: Le Petit Nicolas. Broadcast on SBS Viceland as Little Nicolas.
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.
This is a chronicle of the life of famed Spanish playwright and poet Lope de Vega, who dominated Spain's early Golden Age of Theatre in the 16th century. Lope returns home from war as a dashing young soldier, as the city of Madrid is being built in 1588. He is ambitious and eager to write, and finally gets his foot in the door of the theatre world when a producer's beautiful daughter takes a shine to him. They embark on a passionate affair, as his plays begin to win popular acclaim.
A teenage girl from a troubled home runs away with a travelling sales crew that drives across the American mid-west selling magazine subscriptions door to door. Finding her feet in this gang of teenagers, one of who is Jake, she soon gets into the group's lifestyle of hard partying, law-bending and young love.
"It's Monopoly out there." Jason Staebler, The King of Marvin Gardens, has gone directly to jail, lives on the Boardwalk and fronts for the local mob in Atlantic City. He is also a dreamer who asks his brother, David, a radio personality from Philadelphia to help him build a paradise on a Pacific Island - asking him to believe in yet another of his dreams, yet another of his get-rich-quick schemes. But luck is against them both and the game ends badly - real life reduced to radio drama.
Rob Gordon is the owner of a semi-failing record store located on one of the back streets of Chicago. He sells music the old-fashioned way, on vinyl, with his two wacky clerks - the hysterically funny rock snob Barry and the more quietly opinionated underachiever Dick. But Rob's business isn't the only thing in his life that's floundering - his needle skips the love groove when his long-time girlfriend Laura walks out on him. And this forces him to examine his past failed attempts at romance the only way he knows how.
East Timor's award-winning first feature film is the haunting, passionate story of one woman's conviction to remain true to the man she loves and the country for which she fought. Sixteen years after Beatriz's husband disappeared during a brutal massacre by occupying Indonesian forces, she is troubled by his return. Is this mysterious stranger her husband or an imposter? Directed by Luigi Acquisto and Bety Reis, and stars Jose da Costa, Osme Gonsalves and Gaspar Sarmento.
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.
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.
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.
It's the re-match of the century as Rocky Balboa takes on Apollo Creed in this powerful follow-up to one of the most acclaimed movies in film history. After club fighter Rocky Balboa goes the distance with the world heavyweight champion, boxing fans clamour for a rematch. But Rocky, having sustained massive injuries in the bout, announces his retirement. Though he tries to make a new life for himself, Rocky realises that he can't escape his true calling. The ring beckons once more, and the 'Italian Stallion' must prepare for the fight of his life.
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.
Set in Bologna in 1938, shortly before World War II. When his shy teenage daughter commits an act of shocking violence, Michele remains determined to stick by her, even though it means leaving everything else he has ever cared about behind. Nominated for the Golden Lion at the 2008 Venice Film Festival. Directed by Pupi Avati and stars Silvio Orlando, Francesca Neri and Alba Rohrwacher.
A chronicle of country music legend Johnny Cash's life, from his early days on an Arkansas cotton farm to his rise to fame with Sun Records in Memphis, where he recorded alongside Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins.
Ice Cube and Tracy Morgan are two thieves who haven't got a prayer in First Sunday, a sinfully funny comedy co-starring Katt Williams and Chi McBride. Sentenced to 5,000 hours of community service, Durell Jefferson's (Cube) life quickly goes from bad to worse. Realising that the Lord helps those who help themselves, he eventually decides to help himself to the neighbourhood church's building fund. Accompanied by his partner-in-crime Lee John (Morgan), the two down-on-their-luck men are dismayed to discover the cash has already been stolen, so they hold the congregation hostage in a Hail Mary attempt to learn who amongst the righteous has already run away with their loot! Also starring Tiffany New York Pollard, Rickey Smiley, Loretta Devine and Malinda Williams.
The path of Francesca Johnson's future takes an unexpected turn when a young man turns up on her doorstep asking for directions. What's begins as honest intentions soon turns into the all-too-brief romance of her life. (Clint Eastwood, Meryl Streep)
Self-denial is in fashion at the court of Navarre where the young King and three of his courtiers solemnly forswear all pleasures in favour of serious study. But the Princess of France and her all-too-lovely entourage have other ideas and it isn't long before young love, with it's glad eyes, hesitations and embarrassments, has broken every self-imposed rule of the all-male 'academy'. Shakespeare's boisterous send-up of all those who try to turn their back on life, is a festive parade of every weapon in the youthful playwright's comic arsenal: from excruciating cross-purposes and impersonations, to drunkenness, bust-ups and pratfalls. Even more, it is a joyful banquet of language, groaning with puns, rhymes, bizarre syntax, grotesque coinages and parodies.
Sean, an overconfident rookie with a need for speed, works for a covert police unit consisting of the best drivers in the force who tackle underworld racing and fugitives on the run. Jensen is one such target, a legendary escape driver for criminals, who has never been caught. As the body count and wrecked cars begin to pile, Sean turns to veteran cop Lo who almost lost his life years ago while chasing Jensen. Together they work to bring him down and the diamond heist being planned.
Billy Hope seemingly has it all with an impressive career, a beautiful and loving wife, an adorable daughter and a lavish lifestyle. When tragedy strikes and his lifelong manager and friend leaves him behind, Hope hits rock bottom and turns to an unlikely saviour at a run-down local gym: Tick Willis, a retired fighter and trainer to the city's toughest amateur boxers. With his future riding on Tick's guidance and tenacity, Billy enters the hardest battle of his life as he struggles with redemption and to win back the trust of those he loves.
French film legend Isabelle Huppert stars as Maria, a wilful French woman refusing to give up her coffee plantation in Africa, where war and racial tensions are threatening to tip the nation into chaos. Nominated for the Golden Lion at the 2009 Venice Film Festival. Directed by Claire Denis, and also stars Christopher Lambert and Isaach De Bankole.
As punishment for killing Pharaoh Seti and sleeping with his mistress, Egyptian priest Imhotep is cursed and mummified alive. But when treasure hunters Rick, Evelyn, and Jonathan inadvertently stumble upon his tomb in 1923, the mummy is resurrected! Rick and Evelyn soon discover the lost city of Hamunaptra and will fight, not only for survival but to save the world from unspeakable evil.
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.
A young foreigner lands at JFK Airport and gets held there by some bogus bureaucratic red tape, but makes the best of it and finds a job, friends, romance and a whole new wonderful American world-all inside the terminal.
Anna, a young novitiate nun in 1960s Poland, is on the verge of taking her vows when she discovers a dark family secret dating back to the years of the Nazi occupation. Winner of Best Foreign Language Film of the Year at Academy Awards and Golden Globes 2015.