A darkly humorous search for love, meaning and bathroom solitude. Faithful to the cult novel by John Birmingham upon which it is based, the film follows Danny through a series of shared housing experiences in a succession of cities on the east coast of Australia.
Claudio loves Hero and Hero Claudio and nothing seems capable of tearing them apart. Claudio's friend Benedick loves Beatrice and Beatrice Benedick, but (because neither will admit it) nothing seems capable of bringing them together. Only the intrigues of a resentful prince force Benedick to prove his love for Beatrice - by killing his best friend. Driven along by a romance all the more charming for being unacknowledged, Much Ado About Nothing is a miracle of comic and dramatic suspense and gives us, in the bantering Beatrice and Benedick, two of Shakespeare's wittiest, most lovable pair of lovers.
Following the atomic destruction of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, internationally acclaimed novelist Nevil Shute prophetically predicted the devastating impact of nuclear proliferation in one of the most important anti-war novels of the 20th century. This documentary explores Shute's career and novel, investigating the ambience surrounding Shute's prophecy as well as the mismanagement of nuclear energy and the importance of mankind being ever vigilant in the post Fukushima age.
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.
Sam Lowry, a low-level government employee, often daydreams of saving a beautiful maiden. One day he is assigned the task of trying to rectify an error created by a government mishap: causing the incarceration and execution of Mr Archibald Buttle instead of the suspected terrorist, Archibald "Harry" Tuttle. When Sam visits Buttle's widow, he discovers Jill Layton, the upstairs neighbour of the Buttles, is the same woman as in his dreams.
In the rugged countryside of Finland, a young 13-year-old embarks on a traditional quest to prove himself by spending 24 hours alone in the wild, armed with only a bow and arrow. After witnessing a spectacular crash, he discovers the escape pod from Air Force One, containing the President of the United States. When they realise a group of kidnappers is hot on their trail with the intention of taking the president, this unlikely duo must escape their hunters as they search for the American Special Forces team sent out to find them.
Ten years ago, as the country of Rwanda descended into madness, one man made a promise to protect the family he loved, and ended up finding the courage to save over 1200 people. Hotel Rwanda tells the inspiring story of real-life hero Paul Rusesabagina (Don Cheadle), a hotel manager in Rwanda who used his courage and cunning to shelter over a thousand refugees from certain death.
Theatre director Caden Cotard is mounting a new play. His life catering to suburban blue-hairs at the local regional theatre in Schenectady, NY is looking bleak. His wife Adele has left him to pursue her painting in Berlin, taking their young daughter Olive with her. His therapist, Madeleine Gravis, is better at plugging her best-seller than she is at counselling him. A new relationship with the alluringly candid Hazel has prematurely run aground. And a mysterious condition is systematically shutting down each of his autonomic functions, one by one.
After the end of all botanical life on Earth, ecologist Freeman Lowell maintains a greenhouse on a space station in order to preserve various plants for future generations. Assisted by three robots and a small human crew, Lowell rebels when he is ordered to destroy the greenhouse in favour of carrying cargo, a decision that puts him at odds with everyone but his mechanical companions. Lowell and his robots are forced to do anything necessary to keep their invaluable greenery alive.
In a future where Earth's ecosystem verges on collapse, man-made robots roam the city to protect dwindling human life. When a robot overrides a key protocol put in place to protect human life, ROC Robotics insurance agent Jacq Vaucan is assigned to locate the source of the manipulation and eliminate the threat. What he discovers leads Vaucan, ROC Robotics and the police into a battle with profound consequences for the future of humanity.
The sole survivor of a tragic car accident, Nick, discovers he has the ability to travel back in time. In an attempt to alter the events of the past, he returns to the day of the crash to save the people he loves. Unbeknownst to Nick, every change carries unforeseen consequences in the present, and the future is always a mystery.
Burt Munro is a man who never let the dreams of youth fade. After a lifetime of perfecting his classic Indian motorcycle, Burt set off from the bottom of the world to test his bike at the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah. With all odds against him, he set a new speed record and captured the spirit of his times. Burt Munro's legend lives on today.
In the wake of a nuclear war, a young woman survives on her own, fearing she may actually be the proverbial last woman on earth, until she discovers the most astonishing sight of her life: another human being. A distraught scientist, he's nearly been driven mad by radiation exposure and his desperate search for others. A fragile, imperative strand of trust connects them. But when a stranger enters the valley, their precarious bond begins to unravel.
This high-octane adventure comedy shows that life is about the journey, not the finish line. Hotshot rookie race car Lightning McQueen is living life in the fast lane until he hits a detour on his way to the most important race of his life. Stranded in Radiator Springs, a forgotten town on the old Route 66, he meets Sally, Mater, Doc Hudson and a variety of quirky characters who help him discover that there's more to life than trophies and fame.
Jane is an idealistic, romantic and completely selfless woman ... a perennial bridal attendant whose own happy ending is nowhere in sight. But when younger sister Tess captures the heart of Jane's boss, with whom she is secretly in love, Jane begins to reexamine her always-a-bridesmaid lifestyle. One memorable evening, Jane manages to shuttle between wedding receptions in Manhattan and Brooklyn, a feat witnessed by Kevin, a newspaper reporter who realises that a story about this wedding junkie is his ticket off the newspaper's bridal beat.
Jimmy is a teenager growing up in the first half of the 1960s: he rides through London on his scooter, pops pills, is mad about rock and roll and wears a Parka and Levis, nothing so extraordinary about that. But Jimmy's life comes to an aggressive climax during a violent holiday weekend confrontation between Mods and Rockers on Brighton beach.
Our favourite trio of talking animals is back in this action-packed Disney adventure that'll have the whole family bursting with excitement and laughter. When the pets accidentally get separated from their vacationing owners, Chance, Shadow and Sassy navigate the mean streets of San Francisco, trying to find their home across the Golden Gate Bridge. But the road is blocked by a series of hazards, both man and beast. It's another incredible journey for the three very brave, lovable pets, in a thrilling, funny adventure that's bound to please the entire family.
Frank Quinlan and Huey Driscoll, two reporters from a Chicago-based tabloid, along with Dorothy Winters, an 'angel expert', are asked to travel to rural Iowa to investigate a claim from an old woman that she shares her house with a real, live archangel named Michael. Upon arrival, they see that her claims are true - but Michael is not what they expected: he smokes, drinks beer, has a very active libido and has a rather colourful vocabulary. In fact, they would never believe it were it not for the two feathery wings protruding from his back. Michael agrees to travel to Chicago with the threesome, but what they don't realise is that the journey they are about to undertake will change their lives forever.
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.
The stakes are raised for Tris as she searches for allies and answers in the ruins of a futuristic Chicago. Tris and Four are now fugitives on the run, hunted by Jeanine, the leader of the power-hungry Erudite elite. Racing against time, they must find out what Tris's family sacrificed their lives to protect, and why the Erudite leaders will do anything to stop them. Haunted by her past choices but desperate to protect the ones she loves, Tris, with Four at her side, faces one impossible challenge after another as they unlock the truth about the past and ultimately the future of their world.
Will is a graphic novelist, a professor at the School of Visual Arts and the father of beautiful twin girls. His seemingly picture-perfect Brooklyn life is turned upside down when he walks in on the mother of his children and long-time girlfriend, Charlie, with another man at their daughters' over-the-top fifth birthday party. Flash forward one year later, Will is a single father, living alone, trying to put his life back together with the help of his student, Kat, and her mother. In this thoughtful comedy, Will is forced to navigate the unknown landscape of single fatherhood and dating in New York City, while coming to terms with himself both as a father and artist.
In 13th century England, Robin and his band of marauders confront corruption in a local village and lead an uprising against the crown that will forever alter the balance of world power. And whether thief or hero, one man from humble beginnings will become an eternal symbol of freedom for his people.
Based on the outrageous true story, this film shows how one congressman who loved a good time, one Houston socialite who loved a good cause and one renegade CIA agent who loved a good fight conspired to bring about the largest covert operation in history: to deftly operate the levers of power to funnel money and weapons to the Mujahedin of Afghanistan following the Soviet invasion of their country in late 1979.
Modeling agent Helen Harris spends her days at fashion shows and her nights at the city's hottest clubs. But her carefree lifestyle comes to a screeching halt when she finds herself the guardian for her sister's three children. Along the way, Helen finds support in the most unusual places - with the handsome principal of the kids' school - and realizes the choice she has to make is between the life she's always loved and the new loves of her life.
In the '60s and early '70s it was common for Grand Prix drivers to be killed racing, often televised for millions to see. After much waste of life, the prestigious Belgian and German Grand Prix would be boycotted, drivers insisting that safety be put first. But it would be a long and painful time before their voices were heard. And a lot of talented young people would be cut down in their prime. Featuring many famous drivers including three times world champion Sir Jackie Stewart OBE, this documentary from the Grierson nominated team at Bigger Picture Films tells the story of how Grand Prix drivers rebelled, to be no longer at the mercy of track and car design failure.
Years ago, the fiercely independent Lee took off for Ohio, while her older sister Bessie stayed home to look after their bedridden father, Marvin. Lee has troubles of her own, including her mischievous son Hank, who has a knack for burning down the neighbourhood when she's not looking. Seventeen years since her last visit, and after an unexpected call from Bessie, Lee's packs up Hank and his younger brother Charlie for the trip home.
Married to a banker and living in 1930s Paris, Anais Nin meets American writer Henry Miller and his wife June, beginning her pursuit of pleasure and literary art. Featuring sensual reconstructions and interviews with Nin experts, this is the story of a feminist pioneer of erotica, still among the most frank descriptions of female sexual experience. (Sexuality)
Seconds before Earth is destroyed by the nastiest creatures in the universe, mild-mannered Arthur Dent is whisked into space by his friend, an alien in human form. And so the misadventures begin as he and fellow travellers search for answers to the mystery of life, the universe and everything. Based on Douglas Adams' best-selling novel.
Jess Aarons is an outsider at school and even in his own family. Leslie Burke is the new girl at middle school. These two outsiders quickly become best friends as Leslie opens a new world of imagination for Jess and together they create the secret kingdom of Terabithia, a magical place only accessible by swinging on an old rope over a stream in the woods near their homes. There, the friends rule the kingdom, fight the Dark Master and his creatures and plot against the school bullies.
Set against the sweeping landscapes of Wyoming and Texas, this epic love story tells of two young men - a ranch-hand and a rodeo cowboy - who meet in the summer of 1963 while driving cattle on a mountain range. They unexpectedly forge a lifelong connection, one whose complications, joys and tragedies provide a testament to the endurance and power of love.
Out of prison but still disgraced by his peers, Gordon Gekko works for his future son-in-law, an idealistic stock broker, when he sees an opportunity to take down a Wall Street enemy and rebuild his empire.
This is a film about girlhood. At Rock'n'Roll Camp, girls ranging in age from eight to 18 are taught that it's okay to sweat like a pig, scream like a banshee, wail on their instruments with complete and utter abandon, and that "it is 100 percent okay to be exactly who you are". The film follows several campers: Laura, a Korean adoptee obsessed by death metal; Misty, who is emerging from a life of meth addiction, homelessness and gang activity; and Amelia, an eight-year-old who writes experimental rock songs about her dog Pipi. What happens to the girls as they are given a temporary reprieve from being sexualised, analysed and pressured to conform is truly moving and revolutionary.
Five random days in the lives of a French family, spread out over twelve years, paint a telling picture of the ups and downs of human relationships in this comedy-drama from France. Winner of three Cesar Awards in 2009, including Most Promising Actor and Actress. Directed by Remi Bezancon and stars Jacques Gamblin, Zabou Breitman and Deborah Francois.
When Santa and his new best friend, Paws, discover that the boys and girls of the world have lost the spirit of the season, they take a trip to New York City. But after Santa loses his memory, it's up to Paws, a faithful orphan named Quinn, her new friend Will and a wonderful group of magical talking dogs to save St. Nick and show the world what Christmas is really all about.
Halle Berry won a landmark Oscar for her anguished performance of a dirt poor Southern widow whose relationship with a bigoted prison guard (Billy Bob Thornton) earns them both a second chance. Bound together by irretrievable loss and burdened by terrible knowledge, their raw need for each other is all they've got, but it just may be enough. Heath Ledger - in a stand out performance, Peter Boyle and Sean Coombs also star.
There's no need to fear, Underdog is here! The superhero canine with a gift for rhyme returns in an all-new live-action re-imagination of the classic cartoon, Underdog. After an accident in the mysterious lab of maniacal scientist Dr Simon Barsinister, an ordinary beagle unexpectedly finds himself with unimaginable powers and the ability to speak. Armed with a fetching superhero costume, Underdog vows to protect the beleaguered citizens of Capitol City and, in particular, one beautiful spaniel named Polly Purebread. When a sinister plot by Barsinister and his overgrown henchman Cad threatens to destroy Capitol City only Underdog can save the day.
In Maycomb, Alabama, during the '30s, small-town lawyer Atticus Finch (Gregory Peck) strives to minimise the traits of prejudice in the minds of his motherless children, Scout (Mary Badham) and Jem (Phillip Alford). Theirs is a contented home, helped immeasurably by housekeeper Calpurnia (Estelle Evans).
Drinking heavily and stuck as the cook for a seedy rock club, Carl desperately hopes that a romance with Sophie, a Greek-Cypriot barmaid, will alter his luck. Instead, the death of his drug-dealing, Turkish kitchen hand embroils him in a black comic nightmare involving an inconvenient body, a sadistic bouncer, and Sophie's Club-owner finance.
Bowling for Columbine is an alternately humorous and horrifying film about the United States. It is a film about the state of the Union, and the violent soul of America. Why do 11,000 people die in America each year at the hands of gun violence?
The final months of Bobby Sands, the Irish Republican Army activist who protested his treatment at the hands of British prison guards with a hunger strike, are chronicled in this historical drama, the first feature film from artist-turned-filmmaker Steve McQueen.
A love story between an 18-year-old girl named Sofi, cursed by a witch into an old woman's body, and a magician named Hauru. Under the curse, Sofi sets out to seek her fortune, which takes her to Hauru's strange moving castle. In the castle, Sophie meets Hauru's fire demon, named Karishifa. Seeing that she is under a curse, the demon makes a deal with Sophie--if she breaks the contract he is under with Hauru, then Karushifa will lift the curse that Sophie is under, and she will return to her 18-year-old shape.
The mercurial high point of Australian cinema of the '90s, Shine is a universal phenomenon that touched millions around the world. Based on the true story of piano prodigy David Helfgott, Scott Hicks' film traces the volatile journey of the pianist from childhood through to adulthood, detailing David's troubled relationship with his repressive father, the tragic mental breakdown and eventual resurrection as a brilliant performer.
An Oscar-winning masterpiece about a quadriplegic's desire to die with dignity. Based on the true story of Ramon Sampedro, who was left a quadriplegic after a swimming accident some 28 years prior, the film focuses on the final months of Ramon's life and his attempts to win the right to an assisted suicide through the courts.
Crossing The Line follows the journeys of two young medical students who leave their safe middle class homes and university behind to be thrust into the harsh reality of everyday life on Mornington Island. Like most Australians, they have never been exposed to life in a remote Indigenous community. Extremely moving yet unsentimental, this film offers a rare insight into the practical realities of providing Western medical services to Indigenous communities and illustrates ways in which engagement can contribute to an improvement in the crisis in Aboriginal health today -
Lars Lindstrom is an awkwardly shy young man in a small town who finally brings home the girl of his dreams to his brother and sister-in-law's home. The only problem is that she's not real - she's a sex doll Lars ordered off of the internet. But sex is not what Lars has in mind, but rather a deep, meaningful relationship. His sister-in-law is worried for him, his brother thinks he's crazy, but eventually the entire town goes along with his delusion in support of this sweet-natured boy that they've always loved.
Ripe with the spirited fun, imagination and magic of Roald Dahl's classic fantasy, Walt Disney Pictures' juicy big-screen version of James and the Giant Peach follows the exciting journey of a lonely young boy who finds some unusual new friends and unexpected adventures when he climbs inside a giant peach and sets sail for New York City.
As Chester Kent dives head first into producing musical shorts for the cinema, he must contend with his greedy ex-wife Cynthia, predatory gold-digger Vivian Rich, faithful girl Friday who loves him from afar Nan Prescott, would-be star Scotty Blair, who's living off an older benefactress, his assistant Francis, who constantly moans "it will never work" and secretary Bea Thorn who finally takes off her glasses and becomes a star.
Just when it seems Peter Colt's career as a pro tennis player is over, a twist of fate sends him to Wimbledon with a chance to fulfill his lifelong dream of winning the men's singles title. There he meets and falls for rising American tennis star Lizzie Bradbury. Fuelled by his new-found romance, luck, and on-court prowess, Peter serves up competition and begins to ascend the ranks. Can his luck hold out?
Jamal Malik is an orphan from the slums of Mumbai. He is one question away from winning a staggering 20 million rupees on India's Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?. But when the show breaks for the night, police arrest him on suspicion of cheating; how could a street kid know so much? Desperate to prove his innocence, Jamal tells the story of his life in the slum, each chapter revealing the key to each answer in the game show's questions.
Whether you love him or hate him, there is no question that George W. Bush is one of the most controversial public figures in recent memory. In an unprecedented undertaking, acclaimed director Oliver Stone brings the life of the 43rd president to the big screen as only he can.
Soar away on a magic carpet ride of nonstop laughs and thrills in one of the most spectacular adventures of all time. In the heart of an enchanted city, a commoner named Aladdin and his mischievous monkey Abu battle to save the free-spirited Princess Jasmine from the schemes of the evil sorcerer Jafar.
Vincent Vega and Jules Winnfield are hitmen with a penchant for philosophical discussions. In this ultra-hip, multi-strand crime movie, their storyline is interwoven with those of their boss, gangster Marsellus Wallace; his actress wife, Mia; struggling boxer Butch Coolidge ; master fixer Winston Wolfe and a nervous pair of armed robbers, "Pumpkin" and "Honey Bunny".
There's never been a friendship quite like Harry and Sally's. From faking an orgasm at the diner, to debating the odds of having great sex. There's nothing Harry and Sally don't do together. Well, almost nothing. The two of them resist their sexual attraction to maintain their friendship, a relationship always teetering on the brink of love. As the two draw closer, the question resurfaces: Can they stay just friends?
Whoopi Goldberg stars in this screen adaptation of Alice Walker's joyous, Pulitzer-Prize winning novel. A young black woman who is mistreated from an early age by the people who "own" her, is sustained by the close bond with her younger sister, to whom she pours her heart out in letters.
Cinderella has faith her dreams of a better life will come true. With help from her loyal mice friends and a wave of her Fairy Godmother's wand, Cinderella's rags are magically turned into a glorious gown and off she goes to the Royal Ball to meet her Prince.
After 18 years in prison, Viktor Khadem (Don Hany) is a man who has almost given up on life. For his final 12 months, he is sentenced to Won Wron, a low-security prison 200 km outside Melbourne in regional Victoria, where Senior Officer Matt Perry (Hugo Weaving) has established a unique program to rehabilitate broken men through giving them the responsibility for the rehabilitation of injured raptors - beautiful, fearsome, proud eagles, falcons and owls. With the odds against him Matt chooses Viktor as his number one test case, introducing him to Yasmine, the majestic wedge-tailed eagle with a two-metre wingspan. If these two can tame each other, anything is possible.
High above the city of LA, a team of terrorists has seized a building, taken hostages, and declared war. But one man has managed to escape detection: an off duty cop. He's alone, tired, and the only chance anyone has.
Iconic director Werner Herzog takes us deep behind the frontier of the extraordinary Chauvet Cave in southern France. This is where the world's oldest cave paintings - hundreds in number - were discovered in 1994. In this mesmerising documentary, he reveals to us a breathtaking subterranean world and leads us to the 32,000-year-old artworks.
This beautifully shot, multi-layered film explores memory, love and reconciliation. Set in the 1950s during the national crisis which erupted following Japan's bombing of Pearl Harbour, on an island in the Pacific Northwest. A flickering lantern signals distress from a crippled fishing boat, while elsewhere a freighter lurches blindly through the chalky mist. By morning, sea and sky are clear, but the tranquil village of fishermen and berry farmers will forever be changed. One man has lost his life and another, a childhood friend, has been charged with taking it. An investigation is launched. The trial begins.