As suspicions arise that 'road agents' may have been the true perpetrators of the massacre, Swearengen takes a special interest in the health of its sole survivor, a young girl ministered to by the unlikely team of Doc Cochran and Calamity Jane.
Nikita, a punk-junkie sociopath is sentenced to life imprisonment for viciously and cold bloodedly killing a Parisian cop. At the eleventh hour she's given a second chance in the form of a choice, face the life sentence or become an assassin for the French Secret Service. Three gruelling years later, Nikita emerges as a glamorous highly trained assassin. Then she falls in love and realises that all she wants is out.
As Vince and Turtle carried away by top-dollar decorating, Eric is anxious to get an offer in writing; Drama decides on elective surgery to 'augment' his livelihood; Ari breaks a deal in therapy with Mrs. Ari; and hotshot director Billy has big news about Queens Blvd.
Ari encourages Vince to shoot a lucrative foreign commercial, and Drama wants to get in on the action. Eric struggles to convince Walsh to release an advance print of Queens Blvd.; Turtle preps for an Xbox tournament.
Carlos, a TV star and teen idol, attends a party packed with girls and excesses of all kinds. He wakes up the next day trapped in a sinister house, realising that he's not alone, and may never be able to escape.
Ada Monroe's widower father moves from Charleston to a small southern village where she briefly meets young Inman, and each senses an instant attraction. But it's not long before Inman is off to war as a Confederate soldier. Although most of their letters never reach the destination, they long for each other amidst the terrifying circumstances of the war. Inman is badly wounded and Ada is left poor and hungry when her father dies. Into her life comes young and pragmatic Ruby, who shows by example what a young woman can do with the help of nature and her own hands. As Inman tries to head home to Ada at Cold Mountain, the war continues to interrupt his journey, and the hatred bred by war takes its toll on all.
Sacha Baron Cohen brings his Kazakh journalist character Borat Sagdiyev to the big screen. Borat travels to America to make a documentary. Travelling across the nation, he meets real people in real situations with hysterical consequences. His backwards behavior generates strong reactions around him, exposing prejudices and hypocrisies in American culture. (From the US) (Movie) (2006) MA(S,N) CC
Four West Baltimore boys wrestle with what to do with the rest of their summer vacation as the new fall school year approaches. Bodie deals with his corner running slower than usual so he decides to take on a runner.
Ziggy loses his prized Camaro to drug dealers who aren't buying his alibis about not paying up. Unable to dump the homicide investigation on other police agencies, Col. Rawls measures Bunk for the blame, if the cases go unsolved. Weak product in the pit has Bodie getting heat from fiends and slingers alike.
Laura and husband Carlos return to her childhood orphanage, hoping to turn it into a home for disabled children. But the place unsettles their young son, Simon, who develops mysterious imaginary friends and starts drawing pictures of a scarecrow-headed figure from Laura's own memories.
This is a controversial, angry and uncompromising film about hatred and violence. Occurring when unemployed and bitter young nationals blame immigrants for their unhappiness and insecurities, Hando leads a gang of Neo-Nazi skinheads, with his right hand man, Davey. Into this maelstrom of violence wanders a young woman, who ends up falling in love with Hando.
Calvary's father James is a good priest who is faced with sinister and troubling circumstances brought about by a mysterious member of his parish. Although he continues to comfort his own fragile daughter and reach out to help members of his church with their various scurrilously moral and often comical problems, he feels sinister and troubling forces closing in, and begins to wonder if he will have the courage to face his own personal calvary.
When Vince falls for a house outside his price range, he suddenly sees the value of doing a franchise film. Meanwhile, the boys get psyched for a slumber party at the Mansion - but Drama's been "banned for life" by Hef; Eric pressures Ari to prove himself as a deal-maker; and Turtle puts his faith in big-ticket sleepwear.
West Baltimore residents get some surprising straight talk at a community meeting from Major Colvin. Bubbles finds gainful employment; Stringer lunches uptown; and Bunk dangles the promise of immunity to a group of corner boys, in exchange for a little help.
From the American dream to corporate greed, Belfort goes from penny stocks and righteousness to IPOs and a life of corruption in the late '80s. Excess success and affluence in his early twenties as founder of the brokerage firm Stratton Oakmont warranted Belfort the title The Wolf of Wall Street.
The second part of this epic sci-fi fantasy trilogy continues in the year 2015. Kenji, the hero from the first film has been missing for 15 years and the evil Friend rules an apocalyptic vision of the world. Kenji's niece, Kanna, is a high school student with a rebellious streak. But when a New Book of Prophesies surfaces, it appears that Kanna is the chosen one who has the power to defeat Friend's empire and reveal the fate of her uncle. In Japanese.
A clash between Sultan (a Qureishi dacoit chief) and Shahid Khan (a Pathan who impersonates him) leads to the expulsion of Khan from Wasseypur, and ignites a deadly blood feud spanning three generations.
In the lonely region of Yanji City, a debt-ridden taxi driver follows his missing wife on the illegal immigrant trail from China to South Korea. He meets a hitman who promises to turn his life around and reunite him with his wife, as long as he kills a Seoul businessman.
Nominated for the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival, Nicole Kidman stars as Grace who arrives in the isolated town of Dogville, on the run from gangsters. The townspeople agree to hide her. However, when outsiders start looking for the fugitive, the locals make demands of Grace in exchange for the risk of harbouring her. But Grace has a secret and it is a dangerous one.
This is the story of Linh, a Vietnamese Australian university student who secretly starts part-time work as an escort. She develops a close rapport with one of her clients, an enigmatic American art dealer, who books her on a regular basis. For a time she manages to keep her two lives in separate compartments. But when she falls for a fellow student her worlds collide and things get complicated.
Grace Trevethen's late husband jumped out of a plane without a parachute. Grace has been left with a manor on the Cornish coast - and a mountain of debt. Now, with creditors and repossessors on her heels, Grace is faced with the prospect of losing everything. When asked to tend to the ailing, if illicit, plant belonging to her caretaker Matthew she gets an outrageous idea. Why not use her renowned green thumb to make some serious money and pay off her debts?
From Rebel Without a Cause to Superbad, American films for teens have conquered the world. A brilliantly decoded documentary, studded with key clips. Long, locker-lined corridors, leafy campuses, raging hormones, student jokes, questionable fights between hunky athletic guys, pom-pom girls and rebellious nerds: the codes of the teen movie, derived from real US high school life, are today well-rooted in our collective imagination. From its beginnings in the 1950s, with Rebel Without a Cause, to the hilarious virgins of the contemporary master of the genre, Judd Apatow, via the golden age of the 1980s, this documentary goes back over the history of a trend that has been undervalued for a long time.
In New York City's Harlem in 1987, an overweight, abused, illiterate 16-year-old who is pregnant with her second child is invited to enrol in an alternative school in the hope that her life can head in a new direction. Winner of two Academy Awards in 2010, and nominated for four others, including Best Picture. Directed by Lee Daniels and stars Gabourey Sidibe, Mo'Nique (in her Oscar-winning role) and Paula Patton.
The story of two men on different sides of a prison riot - the inmate leading the rebellion and the young guard trapped in the revolt, who poses as a prisoner in a desperate attempt to survive the ordeal. Winner of eight Goya Awards in 2010, including Best Film.
It's the first episode of The Katering Show and the Kates are not coping with the pressure. Battling nervous breakdowns, they try to negotiate everyone's high expectations by creating an on-trend pop-up Ramen bar.
It's Stockholm in the late '70s amongst the model utopian society. Political neutrality and atomic power march hand in hand with women's liberation and the sexual revolution. But under the polished surface, other desires are eager to be fulfilled. Within a stone's throw of government buildings and juvenile homes lies the seductive, glittery and dirty world of sex clubs, strip shows, discotheques and apartments used for illicit and profitable rendezvous. This program tells the story of how a young girl is recruited from the bottom rung of society, into a ruthless world where power can get you anything.
Jamie finds himself between a rock and a hard place when a redcoat deserter from his past resurfaces. Meanwhile, Claire tends to a labouring Jenny while Jamie and Ian join The Watch on an ambush, resulting in devastating consequences.
Writer/director David Michod's debut feature is a powerful crime drama exploring the tense battle between a criminal family, the police and the ordinary lives caught in the middle. Newcomer James Frecheville stars as 17-year-old Joshua 'J' Cody who moves in with his estranged family following the death of his mother. Oscar and Golden Globe nominee Jacki Weaver stars as Janine 'Smurf' Cody, his doting grandmother who keeps a watchful eye on all that is going on.
Star Wars, Jaws and The Exorcist created the multiplexes, but they were also innovative. In India the world's most famous movie star, Amitabh Bachchan, shows how Bollywood was doing new things in the seventies too. And we discover that Bruce Lee movies kick-started the kinetic films of Hong Kong, where master Yuen Woo-ping talks exclusively about his action movies and his wire fu choreography for The Matrix.
Intense, compelling and confrontational, Blackstone is an unmuted exploration of First Nations' power and politics, unfolding over nine one-hour episodes. This raw, authentic drama tells the story of the fictional Blackstone First Nation, suffering disintegration by its own hand - the result of the corruption of its Chief and Council. From within the community, a new generation of leaders rise up and fight to create lasting and substantial change.
Why does a 19 year-old girl plot to kill her own father? Katrina Skinner is stuck in suburbia with her toddler daughter and her devoted dad. Her brother Danny is in jail for life for murder. Her mother abandoned her years ago. The neighbours are scared of her. The police can't keep up with her. Nobody can control her but everybody's trying.
In 1978, Chopper was serving a 16-year sentence for abducting a judge who was overseeing the trial of his best friend Jimmy. Jimmy and Chopper share a cell, along with Keithy George, a crime boss. When a disagreement between Keithy and Chopper escalates into violence, Chopper murders Keithy, leading to retribution from the gangster's friends who hire Jimmy, Chopper's best friend, to do their dirty work.
Mind-bending brilliance from director Leos Carax, Holy Motors follows a day in the life of a man who drives around Paris in a limousine, emerging at different times and locations disguised as different characters.
Follows vampire death dealer, Selene as she fends off brutal attacks from both the lycan clan and the vampire faction that betrayed her. With her only allies, David and his father Thomas, she must stop the eternal war between lycans and vampires, even if it means she has to make the ultimate sacrifice.
While on a second honeymoon in Scotland with her husband after World War II, army nurse Claire Randall steps through an ancient standing stone circle and awakes in 1743. After an encounter with a British soldier, she's kidnapped by a group of Scottish Highlanders whose ranks include an injured young man named Jamie.
As Jamie puts all of his efforts into turning the Jacobite army away from the impending slaughter at Culloden Moor, Claire attempts to comfort the sick Alex Randall. She is stunned when Alex reveals an outrageous plan to save the mother of his child.
Ben Affleck, Jesse Eisenberg and Robin Wright zero in on the meticulous technique of David Fincher, whose controlled mixture of craftsmanship and showmanship has created a series of thrillers casting a long, dark shadow over modern American cinema.
Christian Wolff is a math savant with more affinity for numbers than people. Behind the cover of a small-town CPA office, he works as a freelance accountant for some of the world's most dangerous criminal organisations. With the Treasury Department's Crime Enforcement Division, run by Ray King, starting to close in, Christian takes on a legitimate client: a state-of-the-art robotics company where an accounting clerk has discovered a discrepancy involving millions of dollars. But as Christian 'uncooks' the books and gets closer to the truth, it is the body count that starts to rise.
When US Marshal Teddy Daniels arrives at the asylum for the criminally insane on Shutter Island, what starts as a routine investigation quickly takes a sinister turn. As the investigation unfolds and Teddy uncovers more shocking and terrifying truths about the island, he learns that there are some places that never let you go.
This film takes place over a single night in the life of a young British soldier accidentally abandoned by his unit following a riot on the streets of Belfast in 1971. Unable to tell friend from foe, and increasingly wary of his own comrades, he must survive the night alone and find his way to safety through a disorientating, alien and deadly landscape.
Nomi Malone has what it takes to make it as a Las Vegas showgirl, what she doesn't have is a way in. To survive, she accepts the only job available, lap dancing at a seedy club. And when she meets Cristal, Vegas' reigning showgirl, Nomi wants everything she has including her boyfriend. And as Nomi dives deeper into the world she so desperately desires, a rivalry between the two women heats up. The battle for the spotlight becomes so fiercely competitive that it drives Nomi to desperate lengths and devious heights for fame in sin city.
This is the true story of Ian Dury, who was diagnosed with polio at a young age and defied all expectations by becoming one of the founding members of the punk-rock scene in Britain in the 1970s. (Movie) (Biography)
After breaking the law of reanimating human corpses, young Watson has to either work for the government or face punishment. He has to go on a secret mission, to find the notes of Viktor Frankenstein, who reanimated the first human corpse. In Japanese.
During the 1946-49 Greek Civil War, young brothers Anestis and Vlassis are recruited by opposing sides. Anestis joins the National Army while Vlassis becomes a soldier in the Democratic Army. Fighting in the countryside they grew up in, the boys become increasingly fanatical as the war progresses.
Barbara, a beautiful student completing her degree, and Nicolas, a charming clerk in a video store, meet and quickly begin a passionate romance that grows into relationship bliss. Their honeymoon period seems to have no end, from extravagant dinners to meeting friends and making a home together. They are shocked to discover that Barbara is pregnant one day, and with cautious enthusiasm they await their first child together. But what begins as a life step quickly puts unexpected strains on their relationship, as the young lovers' lives are turned upside down by raising a baby. In French. Original title: Un Heureux Evenement.
This tale of the friendship between a young loner and his mysterious new neighbour was described by Roger Ebert as 'the best modern vampire movie'. Was also voted Movie of the Year by 'Empire' magazine in 2008.
Reus is the history of a mythical Uruguayan neighbourhood, and the battle of two families as they struggle for power. Half the neighbourhood supports Tano, a gang leader who is fighting with the merchants of the city for control. The merchants are led by Don Elias, and a battle between the two groups takes place on the colourful streets of Reus. (Movie)
Steven Spielberg pulls back the curtain on his remarkable career more than ever before. We examine Spielberg's filmography in depth, revealing how his experiences fed his work and changed it over time. Included are insights from members of Spielberg's family, as well as friends and colleagues, plus clips and behind-the-scenes footage from many of his milestone films.
Michael Sullivan is a hitman for an Irish gang in the Depression-era Midwest. When his work intrudes on his private life, leading to the death of his beloved wife and son, Sullivan and his surviving son set out on a journey of retribution and redemption.
Set in Brisbane over 12 hours, Australia Day explores the lives of three Australians from diverse backgrounds whose different worlds collide, illuminating contemporary issues that simmer beneath the surface of modern Australia. The heartfelt drama interweaves these three stories and highlights the aspirations of everyday Australians on the most controversial national holiday, Australia Day.
In the mid-1980s, the streets of Compton, California, were some of the most dangerous in the country. When five young men translated their experiences growing up into brutally honest music that rebelled against abusive authority, they gave an explosive voice to a silenced generation. Following the meteoric rise and fall of NWA, this film tells the astonishing story of how these youngsters revolutionised music and pop culture forever the moment they told the world the truth about life in the hood and ignited a cultural war.
We're constantly connected through our phones, laptops and the Web every moment of every day. But while we look at our screens, who's looking at us? Meet Emma, a beautiful young grad student who has just moved from the Midwest to New York, excited to be on her own in the big city. But when a stalker hacks into her devices, he destroys Emma's illusions of privacy and she discovers just how fragile our sense of security can be.
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Is a movie director's vision more vivid than a child's imagination? Challenge your students to compare what they've read with what they've watched in these film adaptations of classic books for children.
After your secondary students have finished reading their recommended texts, encourage them to "compare and contrast" classic and popular books with their movie adaptations from Australia and Hollywood.