When a disc filled with some of the CIA's most irrelevant secrets gets in the hands of two determined, but dim-witted, gym employees, the duo are intent on exploiting their find. But since blackmail is a trade better left for the experts, events soon spiral out of everyone's and anyone's control, resulting in a non-stop series of hilarious encounters.
James owes his life to his older brother Frankie after taking the rap for a crime they committed together. Now, Frankie is released and back on the streets. With no money and no place to go, he turns to his underworld connections and convinces James to join him in hopes that one last job would be the answer to change both their lives.
An idealistic young American proudly enlists during the Vietnam War and returns a quadriplegic. Struggling to overcome drug-addiction and depression, he turns his life around and becomes an outspoken critic of the war. Based on the true story of Ron Kovic.
A ticking-time-bomb insomniac and a slippery soap salesman channel primal male aggression into a shocking new form of therapy. Their concept catches on, with underground 'fight clubs' forming in every town, until a sensuous eccentric gets in the way and ignites an out-of-control spiral toward oblivion.
Versailles, France, 1667: Louis XIV is 28 years old, and soon will be recognised as the greatest of kings. A brilliant political strategist, Louis is haunted by the trauma of The Fronde, a bitter civil war in which the nobility rebelled against the crown. Historical and fictional characters feature in this intoxicating world of secrets, betrayals, love and war. In this episode, Louis XIV transforms his father's hunting lodge into the palace of Versailles. (S.1 Ep.1) (Class. tba)
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.
Nominated for four Academy Awards and winner of Best Actor for Nicolas Cage, when Ben (Cage) goes to Las Vegas, with the sole purpose of drinking himself to death, he meets a hooker, Sera, and one wild night of passion soon leads to a blowout love affair, with each vowing to not judge the others life. But when Sera asks Ben to see a doctor about his problem, Ben leaves Las Vegas. Going their separate ways, they both learn that they cannot live without each other after all.
Based on the novel by Tom Perrotta. This film centres on a registered sex offender, a disgraced ex-police officer and a handful of middle-class suburban parents whose lives unravel in the wake of an adulterous affair. Their lives will intersect as they struggle to resist their vulnerabilities and temptations.
Benjamin Martin, a former war hero, has renounced fighting forever to raise his family, trading his violent past for a peaceful future on his sprawling plantation. But rebellion is brewing. Another conflict is inevitable and, in defiance of his father, Benjamin's oldest son, Gabriel, joins the fight. Benjamin reluctantly takes up arms when the British bring the American Revolutionary War to his doorstep by threatening his family. Some things are worth fighting for.
When the truth of Private Buckley's accusations about Elizabeth Barrett sink in, Tommy Barrett sees red. The soldier runs for his life but he is not quick enough and Tommy batters him to a inch of his life. Angry at Private Buckley's despicable spite, Sergeant Timmins intervenes only when he feels he has no choice. Rebellion is in the air. This time Major Ross feels there can be no exception, no reprieve: Tommy Barrett must be made an example of and hang. For once Governor Phillip agrees with his nemesis and Tommy is unceremoniously frog-marched through the camp, all eyes upon him, to prison.
Vince agrees to a starlet's pet project. Eric reluctantly lets a Perfect Ten model 'take care of him' at a beach party, where Turtle misrepresents his position to get a girl. Drama develops calf-envy and Ari gets steamed up convincing the boys to read the Aquaman script.
It's one wild day in the life of a pair of overworked counter jockeys, whose razor-sharp wit and on-the-job antics give a whole new meaning to customer service. Even while braving a nonstop parade of unpredictable shoppers, the clerks manage to play hockey on the roof, visit a funeral home and straighten out their offbeat love lives
Set against the backdrop of civil war and chaos in 1990s Sierra Leone, this film tells the story of Danny Archer, a South African mercenary, and Solomon Vandy, a Mende fisherman. Both men are African, but their histories are as different as can be, until their fates become joined in a common quest to recover a rare pink diamond that can transform their lives.
Mia Williams is a volatile and socially isolated 15-year-old who lives with her single mother and younger sister. Constantly fighting with her family and after falling out with her best friend, her only solaces are her passion for hip-hop dancing and an old horse she comes across one day which she forms a bond with and cares for.
Ryan Gosling stars as a Los Angeles wheelman for hire, stunt driving for movie productions by day and steering getaway vehicles for armed heists by night. Though a loner by nature, Driver can't help falling in love with his beautiful neighbour Irene, a vulnerable young mother dragged into a dangerous underworld by the return of her ex-convict husband
Ever thought of taking your girlfriend away for the weekend? Maybe to some secluded spot in the country so you can spend some quality time together, but then ended up hacking her to pieces with a chainsaw after she's become possessed by a grotesque, flesh-eating demon resurrected by spells from The Book Of The Dead? Ash Williams has. Trapped in a dark world of flying eyeballs and deadly severed limbs, axe wielding Ash Williams will be pushed to the edge of his sanity as he fights to survive against the unspeakable, supernatural forces intent on having him dead by dawn.
A masterful adaptation of John le Carre's bestselling novel that redefined the spy thriller. At the height of the Cold War, a precarious operation goes deadly wrong, and the head of British Intelligence wonders if a double agent is leaking vital secrets. Brought out of retirement to expose the potential mole, master spy George Smiley is the only one who can be trusted to expose one of their own. Or can he? As the emotional and physical tolls mount on the high-ranking suspects, Smiley will be forced into the ultimate international spy game where everyone's motives are in question.
Riva is a small time criminal who has just returned to his hometown in Congo with a major score: a fortune in hijacked gasoline. With wads of cash, Riva spends his time entranced by a beautiful girl he meets in a nightclub and escaping a relentless crime lord who is searching for his stolen gasoline. This vibrant film won awards around the world, and brings the city of Kinshasa to life on the screen as a melee of lawless shantytowns, bordellos and nightclubs.
This observational documentary reveals the humour, chaos and passion that went into bringing the Flying Circus to the stage, while offering unique insights into each of the stars. There is Eric Idle pulling the show together with Broadway panache, Terry Jones distracted by his latest feature film, John Cleese's detail-driven perfectionism, Michael Palin rediscovering the joy of improvisation, and Terry Gilliam, restless with the demands of returning to Python. Alongside the rehearsals, the story of Monty Python Live emerges as the journey to The O2 arena also takes place through four decades of Python history.
Political journalist Harriet Dunkley sees the gutted body of a young man washed up on the lakeshore she suspects a conspiracy and determines that, whatever the personal or professional cost, she must pursue a story that could overturn everything Australians believe about our government and our place in the world. Includes the first two episodes of the series.
An opium theft leaves Swearengen trying to find common language with his supplier, as well as navigating tricky waters to deal with the mess. Meanwhile, Silas Adams, bagman for the magistrate from Yankton, arrives with bad news for Swearengen. Bullock regrets having raised his hand at the government meeting.
Challenging and thought-provoking, this film takes a provocative look at the complexities of racial tolerance in contemporary America. Diving headlong into the diverse melting pot of post 9/11 Los Angeles, this compelling urban drama tracks the volatile intersections of a multi-ethnic cast of characters' struggles to overcome their fears as they careen in and out of one another's lives. In the grey area between black and white, victim and aggressor, there are no easy answers.
The early-morning 'field interviews' by Herc, Carver and Prez have led to a minor riot, a boy losing an eye, and some bad publicity for the police. As a reward for taking the heat, Daniels is promised support from his superiors, sort of. As Rawls and Bunk try to downplay the incident to the press, McNulty sends Mahone and Polk to the Terrace to get a photo of the elusive Barksdale, but it's Freamon who ends up getting the picture.
Ragnar, weak and still hurt, must meet the Earl head-on after it comes to light that Rollo has been tortured on Haraldson's orders. The two men will come together face to face with a single outcome possible: Only one man will leave this fight alive.
Gavin's flatmates Charlie and Anna are finally prepared to let him die with dignity, and have found a GP willing to administer a lethal dose of morphine. Gavin's mother and younger brother Simon, with wife and baby in tow, immediately drive to Sydney. Then, in the aftermath of Gavin's death, tempers fray as friends and family grapple ineptly with their loss.
Director Uli Edel explores a dark period in German history with this drama detailing the story of the Red Army Faction, a left-wing terrorist organisation that became increasingly active in the late 1960s and '70s. Also known as the Baader-Meinhof Group, the faction was formed by the radicalised children of the Nazi generation with the intended goal of battling Western imperialism and the West German establishment.
Set in the world of electronic music and Hollywood night life, an aspiring 23-year-old DJ named Cole spends his days scheming with his childhood friends and his nights working on the one track that will set the world on fire. All of this changes when he meets a charismatic but damaged older DJ named James, who takes him under his wing. Things get complicated, however, when Cole starts falling for James' much younger girlfriend, Sophie. With Cole's forbidden relationship intensifying and his friendships unravelling, he must choose between love, loyalty, and the future he is destined for.
Rocky, a young woman wanting to start a better life for her and her sister, agrees to take part in the robbery of a house owned by a wealthy blind man with her boyfriend Money and their friend Alex. But when the blind man turns out to be a more than he seems, the group must find a way to escape his home before they become his newest victims.
On the day after the Cronulla riots, hotheaded Nick convinces his studious cousin Hassim to join a small group of Lebanese men looking for retribution. Meanwhile, Jason brings together a gang of racist whites including stoner, S***-Stick and heavily bandaged Ditch, whose body is liberally tattooed with Ned Kelly. Armed with baseball bats, crowbars and the odd firearm of dubious origin, the two groups pile into their cars to patrol the gaudily Christmas-decorated streets of The Shire in search of trouble. Sincere, though misguided, intent gives way to farcical ineptitude as this hilarious, yet poignant story of ignorance, fear and kebab-cravings unfolds, and what was meant to be a retaliation mission turns into something neither side could have imagined.
A seemingly innocent prank starts a sequence of events that spirals out of control. The story unfolds over a teenager's computer screen as she and her friends are stalked by an unseen figure who seeks vengeance for a shaming video that led a vicious bully to kill herself. On the anniversary of the shocking suicide, the very same friends who thought there would be no consequences to their actions will find out just how deadly wrong they are.
What begins as a hopeful journey to seek a better life becomes a harrowing and primal fight for survival when a deranged, rifle-toting vigilante chases a group of unarmed men and women through the treacherous US-Mexican border. In the harsh, unforgiving desert terrain, the odds are stacked firmly against them as they continuously discover there's nowhere to hide from the unrelenting, merciless killer.
This film is the extraordinary true story of Desmond Doss, who in Okinawa, during the bloodiest battle of WWII, saved 75 men without firing or carrying a gun. He was the only American soldier in WWII to fight on the front lines without a weapon, as he believed that while the war was justified, killing was nevertheless wrong. As an army medic he single-handedly rescued the wounded from behind enemy lines, braved fire while tending to soldiers and was injured by a grenade and hit by snipers.
Brianna grapples with life-changing revelations and Claire must help her come to terms with the fact that she is her father's daughter; Roger brings news that forces Claire and Brianna to face an impossible choice.
A group of college students venture into the Black Hills Forest in Maryland to uncover the mysteries surrounding the disappearance of James' sister, who many believe is connected to the legend of the Blair Witch. At first the group is hopeful, especially when a pair of locals offer to act as guides through the dark and winding woods, but as the endless night wears on, the group is visited by a menacing presence. Slowly, they begin to realise the legend is all too real and more sinister than they could have imagined.
After years of estrangement, Texan brothers, Toby and Tanner, decide to rob the branches of the bank threatening to foreclose on their family land. For them, the hold-ups are part of a last-ditch scheme to take back a future that was stolen from under them. Vengeance seems to be theirs until they find themselves on the radar of Marcus, a Ranger looking for one last grand pursuit on the eve of his retirement, and his partner Alberto. As the brothers plot a final bank heist to complete their scheme, and with the Rangers on their heels, a murderous showdown looms.
From the bitter quest of a jealous queen who forfeits the life of her husband, to two mysterious sisters who provoke the passion of a king, to a king obsessed with a giant flea leading to heartbreak for his young daughter, these stories weave the beautiful with the grotesque, creating a stunning and unique work of gothic imagination.
James Delaney finds himself alone with the mysterious Dr Dumbarton, discovering an unlikely new ally. With enemies lurking in every corner, James decides only radical action and perilous affiliations will be able to safeguard him from those intent on his demise.
Royal Tenenbaum and his wife Etheline had three children, Chas, Margot and Richie, and then they separated. Chas started buying real estate in his early teens and seemed to have an almost preternatural understanding of international finance. Margot was a playwright and received a Braverman Grant of $50,000 in the ninth grade. Richie was a junior champion tennis player and won the US Nationals three years in a row. Virtually all memory of the brilliance of the young Tenenbaums was subsequently erased by two decades of betrayal, failure and disaster.
Ichi is not all that she seems. On the surface, she's a homeless blind woman who roams the streets with her Japanese guitar. On the inside, however, she's a deadly warrior with lethal sword skills. On witnessing her talents, a hapless samurai enlists her help to defeat and banish a local warlord who has taken over the nearby village.
In a post apocalyptic future, jaded motorcycle cop Max's world is shattered when a malicious gang murders his family as an act of retaliation, forcing a devastated Max to hit the open road seeking vengeance.
Set in the Los Angeles of the slight future, this film follows Theodore Twombly, a complex, soulful man who makes his living writing touching, personal letters for other people. Heartbroken after the end of a long relationship, he becomes intrigued with a new, advanced operating system, which promises to be an intuitive entity in its own right, individual to each user. Upon initiating it, he is delighted to meet "Samantha", a bright, female voice, who is insightful, sensitive and surprisingly funny. As her needs and desires grow, in tandem with his own, their friendship deepens into an eventual love for each other. An original love story that explores the evolving nature - and the risks - of intimacy in the modern world.
As Teresa begins to acclimate herself to her new life as a mule, she is assigned her first solo drug run, but when a deadly mistake threatens the delivery, she finds herself in peril and must rely on her courage and skills in order to complete her task.
In Cairo at the height of the Arab Spring, hotel night manager Jonathan Pine receives a plea for help from an elegant, well-connected guest. His actions draw him into the terrifying world of Richard Roper, businessman, arms dealer, worst man in the world.
An indelible prison drama as a naive traveller whose life is changed as he is caught up in a nightmare he created when he is thrown into a Turkish jail after smuggling drugs. Billy Hayes encounters squalor, official ambivalence, violence and rape as he copes with his sentence being extended from three years to 30 years.
Louis is gravely ill. This offers opportunity for the conspiracy to act. Cassel, Montcourt, Beatrice and the Chevalier de Lorraine are now united with the aim: to put Philippe on the throne, with the help of William of Orange, the sworn enemy of the King and General of Holland. But Louis makes a miraculous recovery and the Chevalier is arrested for treason. He's thrown in jail and awaits execution. Philippe's deeply agitated at his arrest. Louis receives the ambassador of Charles II, King of England, to propose a secret agreement to invade Holland. Unknown to Louis, his most dangerous enemy is among his closest friends. (Class. tba)
Jerome has joined his wife and daughters in the Domaine, but the Returned prevent them from leaving. Thanks to Berg's research, the military have found a way to lower the water level. They are now in a position to retake the Domaine, which puts Lucy and the Horde on the move again.
After throwing caution to the wind and taking the ultimate leap, the most recent crop of RAW Comedy finalists, the best of Australia's undiscovered comedy talent, thrash it out in the 2016 RAW Comedy National Grand Being crowned this year's RAW Comedy Champion results in a fast-track to the Edinburgh Fringe where they'll be catapulted into the international spotlight.
Movie star Vincent Chase, together with his boys, Eric, Turtle and Johnny, are back - and back in business with super agent-turned-studio head Ari Gold. Some of their ambitions have changed, but the bond between them remains strong as they navigate the capricious and often cutthroat world of Hollywood.
Brit, Candy, Cotty and Faith have been best friends since grade school. They live together in a boring college dorm and are hungry for adventure. All they have to do is save enough money for spring break to get their shot at having some real fun. Then a chance encounter with a rapper promises to provide the girls with all the thrills and excitement they could hope for.
Harry Brown is an elderly ex-marine living in a dingy English housing estate apartment. The escalating crime and violence has made him so frightened that he won't even use the underpass near his home. Shortly after his wife dies, Harry's best friend is murdered, prompting Harry to seek revenge on the criminal lowlifes who have made his life hell.
Stringer Bell gets an education in construction management; Bunk uses shoe-leather to catch up with Omar and deliver a searing message; a frustrated Colvin unleashes the troops on the corner boys ignoring his new edict; Avon sends Cutty and Slim Charles against Marlo.
The Brain is renowned in Hong Kong's crime circles for being a hitman who can pull off a murder by making it look like an accident. During one of his highly organised "accidents", a bus loses control and nearly kills him. Convinced that his near-death experience was actually an orchestrated attempt to kill him, the Brain begins to investigate his clients to trace the would-be culprit.
Vince makes a splash at a convention with his new co-star. When neither Eric nor Shauna can appease a bitter journalist, Turtle sends a pair of professionals to the rescue. Ari gives Drama a rocking birthday gift.
Explore depictions of Australia and it's culture through a special collection of films representing life Down Under with a range of selected content for all ages. (VCHHK072, VCHHK076, VCHHK073, VCHHC097, VCHHC098, VCHHC100)