Cult director Takeshi Miike (Ichi the Killer, Audition) delivers a bravado period action film set at the end of Japan's feudal era in which a group of unemployed samurai are enlisted to bring down a sadistic lord and prevent him from ascending to the throne and plunging the country into a war-torn future. In Japanese.
Simon Foster is a hapless junior minister whose access to the halls of power in Downing Street is marginal, and whose opinion has never really mattered. Until now. Following a series of ill-advised comments regarding the likelihood of an English/American alliance going to war in the Middle East, Foster inadvertently sets off a chain of events that may just skew an impending UN vote on the issue. Nominated for an Oscar in 2010 for Best Writing, Adapted Screenplay.
A sweeping epic, Mongol delves into the dramatic early years of Genghis Khan, who was born as Temudgin in 1162. As it follows him from his perilous childhood to the battle that sealed his destiny, the film paints a multi-dimensional portrait of the future conqueror, revealing him not as the evil brute of legend, but as an inspiring and visionary leader. Nominated for the 2008 Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.
Based on the New York Times bestselling novel and set in South Carolina in 1964, this is the moving tale of Lily Owens, a 14-year-old girl who is haunted by the memory of her late mother. To escape her lonely life and troubled relationship with her father, Lily flees with Rosaleen, her caregiver and only friend, to a South Carolina town that holds the secret to her mother's past. Taken in by the intelligent and independent Boatwright sisters, Lily finds solace in their mesmerising world of beekeeping.
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.
Teen life is full of mysteries, but nothing is more hilarious or more fun than Weird Science, the out-of-this-world comedy that helped define a generation. Join two socially challenged computer wizards as they set out to create the 'perfect woman'. Like a computer-generated fairy godmother, the duo's heavenly creation guides the pair through the pleasures and pitfalls of teenage life.
Two con men in 1930s Chicago try to get even after a friend is killed by a mob, by attempting to pull off the ultimate 'sting'. No one is to be trusted as the twists unfold, leading up to one of the greatest double-crosses in movie history. The con is on!
The black-garbed, guitar-toting Mariachi plunges headlong into the dark underworld of a Mexican border town ruled by the drug lord Bucho. El Mariachi is out for revenge after Bucho killed his lover and put a bullet through his guitar-playing hand. Helping him is Carolina, the sultry-eyed owner of the local bookstore, which is also a drug drop. She's taking money from Bucho but soon she's in El Mariachi's arms.
When Alba seduces Natasha in a bar, the two women agree to limit their passionate affair to a one-night encounter. However, as they begin to slowly reveal their true selves to each other, their lust is met with deeper emotions that open the door for what evolves into a poignant character study.
Join Elmo in his biggest adventure yet! Elmo and his beloved blue blanket are inseparable. When Oscar carelessly tosses the fuzzy blanket into his trash can, Elmo dives in after it. He is suddenly plunged into Grouchland, the land of Grouches, stinky garbage and the greedy Huxley who hasn't learned how to share. Elmo and all his friends from Sesame Street embark on a fun-filled adventure with one mission: to rescue Elmo's blanket. On the way, Elmo encounters a giant chicken and even the Queen of Trash herself. It's a grouch-loving good time filled with fun, sensational songs and all of your favourite characters.
In this family fantasy adventure based on the bestselling novel by Jeanne Duprau, the residents of the underground City of Ember have flourished for 200 years in an amazing world of glittering lights and quiet contentment - and the 200 years is nearly over. When the city's massive power generator begins to fail, the street lamps start to fade, as well as the hopes and dreams of the townspeople. Two courageous teenagers follow a trail of clues left by the ancient builders and find a way out of Ember before their world is plunged into darkness forever.
A brilliant chronicle of modern-day pilgrims on the 800 km Camino de Santiago trek across Spain to the shrine of St James. No one can predict what demons, angels or transformations await along the way.
Benjamin Esposito, a recently retired federal agent, decides to write a novel based on an unresolved homicide case he investigated 25 years earlier. He hopes to find closure for his failure in the investigation and for the unreciprocated love of his old boss - both of which still haunt him decades later.
Four waves of increasingly deadly alien attacks have left most of Earth decimated. Against a backdrop of fear and distrust, Cassie is on the run, desperately trying to save her younger brother. As she prepares for the inevitable and lethal fifth wave, Cassie teams up with a young man who may become her final hope - if she can only trust him.
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.
The story of legendary French gangster Jacques Mesrine, who was active in the 1960s and 1970s, and came to be known as French Public Enemy No.1. Infamous for his bravado and daring prison escapes, Mesrine carried out numerous robberies, kidnappings and murders in a criminal career that spanned France, Canada and the USA.
It really does go all the way up to 11. Iconic rock band Spinal Tap together with director Marti DiBergi combine big hair, big egos and big hits in this thrilling expose on the ugly beauty of rock 'n' roll. (From Spain & the US) (Movie) (1984) (Rpt) M
When an office worker at a soul-crushing company loses his coveted promotion to his long-time nemesis, he begins to fear for more than his job as strange disappearances and bizarre deaths suggest the office is turning into a haven for the undead.
US hip hop duo Silibil n' Brains were going to be massive. What Sony didn't know was the pair were Scottish students, with fake accents and made up identities. A film about faking it in the desperate pursuit of fame.
The thrilling conclusion to this Emmy Award-winning television drama based on the Millennium Trilogy finds computer hacker Lisbeth Salander confined in a prison hospital after being shot and critically injured. Set to face trial for attempted murder upon her recovery, Lisbeth must uncover the shocking truth that lies at the tangled heart of the intrigue that surrounds her. Reluctantly accepting the help of Mikael Blomkvist, she must prove her innocence while confronting powerful enemies and her own mysterious past. Stars Noomi Rapace and Michael Nyqvist.
In November, 1959, the shocking murder of a small-town Kansas family captures the imagination of Truman Capote, famed author of Breakfast at Tiffany's. With his childhood friend Harper Lee, writer of the soon-to-be published To Kill a Mockingbird, Capote sets out to investigate, winning over the locals despite his flamboyant appearance and style. When he forms a bond with the killers and their execution date nears, the writing of In Cold Blood, a book that will change the course of American literature, takes a drastic toll on Capote, changing him in ways he never imagined.
When four men, whose regular Friday-night get-togethers have gotten dull, meet a beautiful blonde posing as a prostitute to research her doctoral thesis, Adolescent Sexual Fantasies in the Adult Suburban Male, the suburban men get the chance to experience their adolescent fantasies. Now, will their inhibitions and their wives prevent them from living out their dreams, or will four men experience every young man's idea of paradise during the boys' night out.
Based on Brian Burrough's best- seller about famed government agent Melvin Puris's attempts to stop gangster John Dillinger and his gang. During America's lawless 1930's, a stable of gangsters were depicted as front-page celebrities rather than criminals. Puris's efforts to thwart the high profile of criminals led to the formation of what is now known as the FBI. Directed by Academy Award nominated filmmaker Michael Mann.
Midwest native Nick Carraway arrives in 1922 New York in search of the American dream. Nick, a would-be writer, moves in next-door to millionaire Jay Gatsby and becomes drawn into the captivating world of the wealthy.
In 1952, when a sick Inuit hunter becomes despondent after being sent to a hospital in Quebec City, he is introduced to an orphan who serves as a translator and helps him to rediscover his pride and energy.
This Emmy Award-winning television drama is based on the best-selling Millennium Trilogy. Disgraced journalist Mikael Blomqvist is hired by industrial tycoon Henrik Vanger to investigate the disappearance of Vanger's great-niece Harriet. Starting his investigation, Mikael realises that Harriet's disappearance nearly 40 years ago is not a single event, but rather linked to series of gruesome murders in the past. Along with young computer hacker, Lisbeth Salander, they dive deeper into the violent past of the secretive Vanger family. Stars Noomi Rapace and Michael Nyqvist.
A drama based on the true story of Brandon Teena, born Teena Brandon, a woman who chose to live her life as a man and suffered tragic consequences as a result. In 1993, 20-year-old Brandon leaves Lincoln, Nebraska, for the nearby community of Falls City, where she sports a crew cut, favours jeans and boots, and is regarded as a man by most of the people in town. Brandon meets teenage Lana and the two become romantically involved almost immediately.
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.
Let the seaside adventures begin! Nicholas and his family are off to the seaside for a summer vacation, and the result is a film filled with rich humour, moments of childhood nostalgia, hilarious blunders and misunderstandings across three generations. In French. Original title: Les Vacances du Petit Nicolas. Broadcast on SBS Viceland as Little Nicolas on Holiday.
Caesar and Cleopatra is a witty and seductive comedy about the relationship between a veteran Roman political strategist and an enchanting Egyptian teenage queen. Stratford's production was hailed by the New York Times as "the climactic event in the company's impressive current season." Now you can witness the acclaimed performance of legendary Canadian actor Christopher Plummer, and experience the drama, intrigue and comedy of George Bernard Shaw's celebrated play. The high quality production captures the true experience of witnessing Shaw's celebrated play on the prestigious Stratford Festival stage.
Engineer Mark Thackeray arrives to teach a totally undisciplined class at an East End school. Still hoping for a good engineering job, he's hopeful that he won't be there long. He starts implementing his own brand of classroom discipline: forcing the pupils to treat each other with respect. Inevitably he begins getting involved in the students' personal lives, and must avoid the advances of an amorous student while winning over the class tough. What will he decide when the engineering job comes through?
The story of the legendary explorer Thor Heyerdal's epic 101 day, 7000km crossing of the Pacific on a balsawood raft in 1947. Along with five adventurous companions, Heyerdal sought to prove his theory that it was possible for South Americans to settle in Polynesia in pre-Columbian times.
In the first of the Rambo series, which started the legend, the returned Vietnam veteran and Green Beret skilled in the art of jungle survival and fighting. After a small-town police force, led by Sheriff William Teasel, sadistically mishandles him, he declares war on the cops, with it all ending in a face-off between Rambo and his old Green Beret commander.
The summer of 1980 was a tragic one in Italy, with the shooting down of a DC9 aircraft in the skies over Ustica and the terrorist bombing in Bologna's train station. It's against this backdrop that Martino, an Italian teenager, and Jeff Clark, an American captain, become friends. In Itralian.
They're back. Wannabe rockers Wayne and Garth have finally moved out of mum's garage, but where do they go from here? Will Wayne's girl run off with her manager? What does Kim Basinger want in return for relieving Garth of his virginity? All will be revealed when the Doors' Jim Morrison appears to Wayne in a dream, convincing him to launch Waynestock, a massive rock fest headlined by Aerosmith.
Based on the best-selling Stephen King novel, Carrie is a tortured high-school misfit with no confidence, no friends and no idea about the extent of her secret powers of telekinesis. But when her psychotic mother and sadistic classmates finally go too far, the once-shy teen becomes an unrestrained, vengeance-seeking powerhouse who, with the help of her 'special gift', causes all hell to break loose in a famed cinematic frenzy of blood, fire and brimstone.
At 15, Aila is the weed princess of Red Crow. Hustling with her uncle Burner, she sells enough dope to pay Popper her truancy tax. When Aila's drug money is stolen her only options are to run or fight.
In a heavily guarded compound, a small group of children are being studied to discover the cure to a virus that has ravaged the globe. Ten-year-old Melanie and her fellow pupils are second-generation hybrids - part 'Hungry', part human. But unlike first generation 'Hungries', Melanie excels in the classroom, is acutely attentive, imaginative and highly intelligent. When the base is overrun by Hungries, Melanie escapes with her favourite teacher, Miss Justineau, Sergeant Parks and Dr Caldwell, who is intent on using Melanie to synthesise a vaccine. Bound for a fortress-like enclave where society clings to life, can they survive? Does Melanie hold the key to unlocking a cure for the plague on course to destroy the human race?
On Tweedy's Chicken Farm in the north of England, Ginger is sick of being cooped up and forced to lay eggs. Determined to lead her fellow chickens to freedom, she tries one escape plan after another - but nothing works. Then one day a new arrival crash-lands in the barnyard: Rocky the Flying Rooster a brash, cocksure American escapee from a nearby circus. In return for hiding him from the searchers, Ginger persuades Rocky to teach the chickens to fly.
When charismatic English professor John Keating arrives at a strict boys academy, his unconventional teaching methods breathe new life into the curriculum steeped in tradition. With his wit and wisdom, Keating inspires his students to pursue individual passions and make their lives extraordinary.
Unable to endure another mind-numbing day at Initech Corporation, cubicle slave Peter Gibbons gets fired up and decides to get fired. Armed with a leisurely new attitude and a sexy new girlfriend, he soon masters the art of neglecting his work, which quickly propels him into the ranks of upper management. Now the stage is set for Peter to carry out a high-tech embezzling scheme that's sure to mean the end of his job and a one-way ticket to easy street. Can he pull it off before all corporate hell breaks loose?
Set in a working-class suburb of Haifa, a tragic turn of events drives a wedge between a pair of inseparable brothers as the youngest re-examines his loyalty towards the older brother he once looked up to.
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.
Four years removed from their previous adventures, the former Ghostbusters are under a restraining order, and have fallen to hosting cult cable talk shows and entertaining at children's birthday parties. Dana Barrett, having broken up with Venkman, had a baby with another man, but the marriage dissolved. It is precisely 8-month-old Oscar, whose baby carriage mysteriously rolls off on its own, who prompts Dana to get in touch with the Ghostbusters to make a desperate plea for help.
Misguided 20-year-old African-American Jody (Tyrese Gibson) is really just a baby boy finally forced-kicking and screaming to face the commitments of real life. Streetwise and jobless, he is a father of two children and still lives with his own mother, unable to strike a balance or find direction in his chaotic life.
This coming-of-age comedy drama follows Jody as he matures and learns the ways of everyday life in the hood. Follow the conversation on twitter: #NITV (Movie) (MA)
College student Hana falls in love with another student who turns out to be a werewolf, who dies in an accident after their second child. Hana moves to the rural countryside where her husband grew up to raise her two werewolf children.
When two neighbours clash, their argument becomes less about proposed building alterations and more about the wider battle between class and social status. The hugely impressive building in question is the only example of a Le Corbusier residential home in all of Latin America, adding to the poignancy of their argument.
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.
Newscaster Evan Baxter leaves Buffalo behind when he wins a seat in Congress. Moving his wife and family to northern Virginia, he seems to have it made, then God throws a crisis of biblical proportions at his feet: The Lord wants him to build an ark and line up all the animals two-by-two in preparation for a flood.
New York. The name is enough to make fashionistas weak at the knees. But only a few years ago, New York's now-famous fashion scene was a mess of mismanagement. This program traces the genesis of New York as a fashion powerhouse, the success of which is linked almost exclusively to the setting up of "The Tents" at Bryant Park, which finally brought the couture together under one (removable) roof. Featuring interviews with world class designers and fashion personalities such as Caroline Herrera, Michael Kors, Tommy Hilfiger, Betsey Johnson, Carson Kressley and Miss J Alexander, The Tents is an insight into the coveted and glamorous world of New York's fashion scene ... and how it almost failed.
The spirited Mulan gets the surprise of her young life when her love, General Shang, asks for her hand in marriage. Before the wedding, however, Mulan and Shang must seal a national alliance by escorting three princesses to their own arranged marriages. When Mulan discovers these women are to be wed against their will, what started as a fight against the rival Mongols becomes a fight with her beloved fiance. Breathing fire into all this mayhem is the mischievous Mushu, who wants to keep Mulan single in order to retain his job as her guardian dragon.
Based on the uncommon boyhood of French musician Pierre Perrot, from living under German occupation during World War Two to learning at the feet of philosophers at his parent's cafe. While the occupation imposes restrictions and fear, Pierrot knows that his father discreetly carries out brave actions and that his mother can settle any conflict - in her own way. Directed by Manuel Poirier and stars Bernard Campan, Cecile Rebboah and Thomas Durastel.
An epic tale of passion that unfolds against a backdrop of war as a beautiful and mysterious princess becomes the object of affection for three very different men - a powerful duke, a brave general and a lowly slave. Unbeknownst to the men, the princess made a pact with a goddess in her youth where she will forsake the prospect of true love for the promise of riches and power. Nominated for the 2006 Golden Globe for Best Foreign Language Film. Directed by Chen Kaige and stars Cecilia Cheung, Jang Dong-gun and Hiroyuki Sanada. (From China, in Mandarin) (Action Adventure) (2005) (Rpt) M(A,V)