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.
In January 2013, Poitras was several years into making a film about surveillance in the post-9/11 era when she started receiving encrypted e-mails from someone identifying himself as 'citizen four', who was ready to blow the whistle on the massive covert surveillance programs run by the NSA and other intelligence agencies. In June 2013, she and Greenwald flew to Hong Kong for the first of many meetings with the man who turned out to be Snowden. She brought her camera with her. The film that resulted from this series of tense encounters is absolutely sui generis in the history of cinema: a 100 percent real-life thriller unfolding minute by minute before our eyes.
A wickedly entertaining comedy about finding yourself in the most unlikely of places. Stuck in a rut, reporter Kim Baker decides to shake things up by leaving her desk job in New York and taking a dangerous assignment in Afghanistan. Far from home and completely out of her comfort zone, a culture-shocked Kim befriends an adventurous reporter Tanya Vanderpoel, a stern Colonel, and a charming photojournalist to help her navigate this crazy new world. Amid the chaos, Kim discovers her true strength as she risks it all to find the next big story.
Your favourite pizza loving turtles Michelangelo, Donatello, Leonardo and Raphael are back in the non-stop action adventure that is fun from start to finish! After super villain Shredder escapes custody, he joins forces with two mutant henchmen, Bebop and Rocksteady, to unleash a diabolical plan to take over the world.
Theodorakis' attitude to life is bright and breezy. Jobs and women come and go as he meanders through life in a vague search for meaning. His outlook changes, however, when his uncle forces him to become a chef, and he discovers his penchant for all things culinary. He soon becomes obsessed with creating the perfect omelette, only to lose sight of the important things in life.
Evil Queen Ravenna, betrays her good sister, Freya, with an unforgivable act, freezing Freya's heart of love and unleashing in her an icy power she never knew she possessed. Retreating to a kingdom far to the north, Freya raises an army of Huntsmen as her protectors, with the only rule that no two of them should ever fall in love.
A little girl discovers dreams do come true if you really believe. Six-year-old Susan has doubts about childhood's most enduring miracle - Santa Claus. Her mother told her the "secret" about Santa a long time ago, so Susan doesn't expect to receive the most important gifts on her Christmas list. But after meeting a special department store Santa who's convinced he's the real thing, Susan is given the most precious gift of all - something to believe in. Director: Les Mayfield Writers: Valentine Davies (story), George Seaton and more. Stars: Richard Attenborough, Elizabeth Perkins, Dylan McDermott and more. -
Gerard Depardieu stars as Georges in this heart-warming story about all-conquering love and acceptance. Set in France during the Algerian War, Georges is a surly war veteran whose marriage to maternal Gisele is under strain due to the couple's inability to have children. When Gisele takes in an Arab foster child, she gives him an image makeover to help him find acceptance within her conservative society and with her ill-tempered husband. Directed by Thomas Gilou, and also stars Nathalie Baye and Mathieu Amalric.
Kate is on a plane taking Warren, her 18 year old Torres Strait Islander foster son, to meet Flo, his birth mother, who is gravely ill in hospital in Brisbane. Flo hasn't seen Warren since the white authorities took him away as a baby. As Warren, Flo and Kate all prepare themselves for the reunion, unbeknownst to them, Kate's parents are planning a different kind of reunion. Directed by Margot Nash, and stars Catherine McClements, Vicki Saylor, Lynette Curran and Dayne Christian.
Hysteria grips California in the wake of the bombing of Pearl Harbor. An assorted group of defenders attempt to make the coast defensible against an imagined Japanese invasion, in this big budget, big cast comedy. Members of a Japanese submarine crew scout out the madness, along with a Captain in Germany's Kreigsmarine (Navy).
A new love. A new hometown. Peter Appleton is having the time of his life ... by living someone else's life. This is both a valentine to the movies and the story of one man's discovery of his own integrity. Peter, a Hollywood screenwriter who stumbles into tiny Lawson, California, with his memory blanked out by an auto accident. There, he's mistaken by the citizenry to be a long-lost war hero ... an identity that Peter also comes to believe while restoring the town's shuttered movie palace and romancing the girl he supposedly left behind. It's the perfect life and, perhaps, the perfect lie. But the truth is bound to surface.
Mr and Mrs Fox live an idyllic home life until, after 12 years of quiet domesticity, the bucolic existence proves too much for Mr Fox's wild animal instincts. Soon he slips back into his old ways as a sneaky chicken thief and in doing so, endangers not only his beloved family, but the whole animal community.
This whimsical fantasy comedy takes on the arms dealers of the world. While standing in the doorway of the video shop where he works, Bazil has been inadvertently shot in the head. Now homeless and jobless, he is taken in by a troupe of misfits who live in a giant mound of trash. There, Bazil begins his quest for revenge against the people who produced the gun that shot him.
Mary Lennox is an orphan sent to live in her reclusive uncle's forbidding mansion filled with secrets. She discovers a secret, neglected garden and becomes determined to bring it back to life. (Kate Maberly, Dame Maggie Smith)
Liu returns to his native city Shanghai after 50 years spent in Taiwan. He has come to find the first love of his life, Qiao, who he left behind pregnant. In the meantime, Qiao has married and built a family. But Liu is determined to get the family's approval to take her away with him.
Your favourite sub-zero heroes are back for another incredible adventure in the super-cool sequel to the global hit comedy, Ice Age! The action heats up - and so does the temperature - for Manny, Sid, Diego and Scrat. Trying to escape the valley to avoid a flood of trouble, the comical creatures embark on a hilarious journey across the thawing landscape and meet Ellie, a female woolly mammoth who melts Manny's heart.
During the first Lebanon War in 1982, a lone Israeli tank and a paratrooper platoon are dispatched to search a hostile town - a simple mission that turns into a nightmare. The four rookie members of the tank crew find themselves in a violent situation that they cannot contain. Motivated by fear and the basic instinct of survival, they desperately try not to lose themselves in the chaos of war. Winner of the Golden Lion at the 2009 Venice Film Festival.
This coming-of-age story centres on Quentin and his enigmatic neighbour Margo, who loved mysteries so much she became one. After taking him on an all-night adventure through their hometown, Margo suddenly disappears, leaving behind cryptic clues for Quentin to decipher. The search leads Quentin and his quick-witted friends on an exhilarating adventure that is equal parts hilarious and moving. Ultimately, to track down Margo, Quentin must find a deeper understanding of true friendship, and true love.
The true story of the rise and fall of London's most notorious gangsters, Reggie and Ronnie Kray, who captivated the public and once upon a time lorded over a criminal empire. An integral part of London's East End, and the iconic 'swinging sixties'. This classic crime thriller takes us into the secret history of the 1960s and the extraordinary events that secured the infamy of the Kray twins.
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.