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.
Costello, a retired assassin living in France, swears revenge after a violent attack on his daughter's family in Hong Kong, during which her husband and two children are murdered. To help him find the killers, he hires three local hit-men. But with a bullet lodged in his brain from a previous assignment, Costello's forgetfulness causes complications.
A fast-paced action comedy about Mike, a seemingly hapless and unmotivated stoner whose small-town life with his live-in girlfriend, Phoebe, is suddenly turned upside down. Unbeknown to him, Mike is actually a highly trained, lethal sleeper agent. In the blink of an eye, as his secret past comes back to haunt him, Mike is thrust into the middle of a deadly government operation and is forced to summon his inner action-hero in order to survive.
Frank desperately searches for his missing wife in 1945, while in 1743 Claire tries to come to terms with her new marriage and her developing feelings for Jamie. Claire is faced with an emotional quandary as a life-altering opportunity presents itself and she is on the path back to Craigh na Dun.
When her heart is stolen by a seductive stranger, a young woman is swept away to a house atop a mountain of blood-red clay a place filled with secrets that will haunt her forever. Between desire and darkness, between mystery and madness, lies the truth behind Crimson Peak.
Richard, a brash young American traveller in search of exotic experiences leads his friends to a secret island paradise off the coast of Thailand, only to find that those who discovered paradise first are willing to kill to keep it for themselves. (From the US & the UK) (Movie, 2000) (Thriller) MA (V,S)
Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Daniel York, Patcharawan Patarakjijanon
Director: Danny Boyle
Set in the early 20th century, China is plunged into strife as feuding warlords fight to expand their power. General Hou is at the centre of the struggle with his violent and ruthless tactics that rarely discriminate between soldiers and civilians. When Hou is betrayed by fellow general Cao Man, he is forced into hiding, and takes refuge with the monks at their hidden mountain temple.
Fasten your seat belts as we take a ride with TV Writer and Producer Dan Harmon and his cohorts on a 21-city bus tour across America performing the popular podcast, Harmontown. This funny and brutally honest documentary, directed by Neil Berkeley ("Beauty is Embarrassing"), provides a revealing look at the complicated character behind TV's "Community" and "Rick and Morty". Each new tour stop uncovers more Harmon (literally!) and provides intimate insights into his public persona and personal relationships.
This film tells the story of an unlikely kind of friendship that develops between Fergus, an Irish Republican Army volunteer, and Jody, a kidnapped British soldier lured into an IRA trap. When the hostage-taking ends up going horribly wrong, Fergus escapes and heads to London, where he seeks out Jody's lover, a hairdresser named Dil. Fergus adopts the name 'Jimmy' and gets a job as a day labourer. He also starts seeing Dil, who knows nothing about Fergus's IRA background. But there are some things about Dil that Fergus doesn't know, either.
Gaetano and Delia, a separated couple, try to pick up the pieces of their broken love, recalling all the faults and the mistakes which led them to where they are now. Original title Nessuno Si Salva Da Solo.
It's been 20 years since John Rambo traded in his guns and is now living a quiet life as a boatman. But, when missionaries in Myanmar/Burma disappear into the vast green inferno and are being used in a brutal war, vigilante war veteran Rambo leaves his job behind to accompany a group of mercenaries on a daring rescue mission.
The terror and devastation unleashed in 28 Days Later picks up six months after the Rage Virus has decimated London in this heart-stopping horror sequel that surpasses the original. With order restored and the war against the infection won, the US Army steps in to help repatriate Mainland Britain. But one of the returning refugees carries a terrible secret that threatens to reignite the deadly explosion of bloodlust, carnage and chaos.
This gripping story follows a 28-year-old director, anarchist and anti-war activist who is offered to fly to Iraq as assistant director on a film about the Italian military 'peace mission'. In Italian.
While on a trip through the Highlands to collect the rents owed to the laird, Claire meets Ned Gowan, a lawyer who is along to help Dougal keep track of their take. As she worries that Dougal is showing too little sympathy for the laird's poorer subjects, Claire questions displaying the scars Jamie received from the British army to intimidate the locals into paying an additional tax.
Set in the East LA barrio, two very different cops, both in age and temperament, are hand picked for the city's anti-gang campaign. As partners, they daily drive their unmarked car through the warring Los Angeles neighbourhoods. Their simple code of endurance: Keep peace in the streets at any price.
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.
A journalist and a rebellious computer hacker team up to investigate the unsolved disappearance of wealthy Henrik Vanger's niece, only to uncover some very dark secrets in this adaptation of Stieg Larsson's bestselling book.
Joan Rivers: A Piece Of Work takes us on a year-long ride with the irreverent comedian and pop icon Joan Rivers, peeling away the mask of the legendary performer, laying bare both the struggle and thrill of living life as a groundbreaking female entertainer.
The first feature by Phillip Noyce. A tale of two outsiders on the run. One white, one black. Heading for nowhere fast. Shot on location in north-western NSW and features Bill Hunter in his earliest lead role, and Gary Foley, Koori political activist. An Australian cult film.
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.
Billy, a single mother of two, is swept into a macabre and dark fantasy underworld while her teenage son, Bones, discovers a secret road leading to an underwater town. Both Billy and Bones must dive deep into the mystery if their family is to survive.
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
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.
Reunited, Jamie and Claire attempt to extinguish the fires their dinner party ignited however, Claire is set off on an unexpected change of course. Jamie and Claire's relationship is put to the ultimate test when the past rears its ugly head.
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.
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.
Marlo assumes control of the co-op telling the members that Omar was responsible for Proposition Joe's death. Bunk revisits some old leads but is frustrated in his attempts to get blood work from the crime lab.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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)
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.
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.
Redcoats attempt to persuade slaves to run away and join the English army; Kunta escapes but slave catchers apprehend him and amputate half of his foot to ensure that he never runs off again. John Waller sells Kunta to his younger brother William. (Class. tba)
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.
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.
Armand, who sells farm machines in the country, is a popular middle-aged gay man. Just as he is getting fed up with life, he falls in love with Curlie, a young woman trying to escape her repressive parents.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.