Stanley Hill, a former Black Ops agent who witnessed his wife's death at the hands of a street gang. When corrupt cops let the prime suspect walk, Stanley takes the law into his own hands. Joined by a former comrade-in-arms, Stanley uncovers a conspiracy that leads to the upper ranks of government, as he heads toward a guns-blazing, take-no-prisoners showdown for justice.
While serving as a grooms man at Helwater, Jamie is pulled into the intrigue British family. In 1968, Claire, Brianna and Roger struggle to trace Jamie's whereabouts, leaving Claire to wonder if they will ever find him.
Susan is living through an unfulfilling marriage when she receives a package containing a novel manuscript from her ex-husband, Edward. The novel is dedicated to her but its content is violent and devastating. Susan cannot help but reminisce over her past love story with the author. Increasingly she interprets the book as a tale of revenge, a tale that forces her to re-evaluate the choices that she has made, and reawakens a love that she feared was lost.
It is 1814 and James Delaney reappears in London, a changed and haunted man, presumed dead in Africa many years before. His return finds his father, Horace Delaney, dead and a country at war with France and the US.
Set against the antebellum south, this film follows Nat Turner, a literate slave and preacher, whose financially strained owner, Samuel Turner, accepts an offer to use Nat's preaching to subdue unruly slaves. As he witnesses countless atrocities - against himself and his fellow slaves - Nat orchestrates an uprising in the hopes of leading his people to freedom.
Hoping to get under Renata's skin, Madeline organises a trip to compete with Amabella's birthday party. After another argument, Celeste succumbs to Perry's charms before their first session with a therapist, Dr Amanda Reisman. Madeline gets called for a meeting with Abigail's guidance counsellor. Principal Nippal announces the theme for the Fall Gala Fundraiser, and later, Jane seeks Madeline's help with Ziggy's family tree project, and opens up about her past.
Spencer finds himself in damage-control mode after an incident involving Ricky and a brash high schooler. Excited over a possible plum job, Charles bristles over Julie's lack of disclosure at work. Looking to reduce Vernon's suspension, Reggie impresses Candace at the league office. Spencer and Joe find themselves at odds with Anderson over ASM's future.
Samuel Jackson, Juliette Lewis and Eli Roth reflect on the shocking, provocative career of Quentin Tarantino, from his underdog beginnings and mainstream breakthrough to blockbuster revenge epics like Inglourious Basterds and Django Unchained.
Madeline worries about the can of worms she's opened for Jane. Jane confronts Renata about a petition going around school regarding Ziggy. Dr Reisman urges a resistant Celeste to start thinking about her exit strategy. Before their parenting dinner, Bonnie tells Nathan about a secret project Abigail has been working on. Meanwhile, Ed and Madeline have a frank conversation about the lack of passion in their marriage.
This touching drama of eternal love, directed by Jonathan Glazer, stars Oscar-winner Nicole Kidman, Lauren Bacall, Danny Huston and Cameron Bright. Kidman plays a Manhattan widow, Anna who comes across a persuasive 10-year-old boy (Cameron Bright) convincing her he is the reincarnation of her late husband, who died 10 years earlier. Anna's initial scepticism is brushed off as the child has such uncanny and intimate knowledge of the former couple's life. She cannot erase him from her mind and finds she needs to be with him regularly, which leads Joseph (Danny Huston), the man she plans to marry, to intense jealousy and puts a strain on their marriage plans.
In Las Vegas on business, Spencer gets reacquainted with Chloe, an old flame now working for Wayne, while Ricky challenges the odds in a game of dice. Set up by Joe to represent Kisan, a top running back, Jason ends up sweating it out in a tough neighbourhood. Charles gets a public-speaking primer from Julie; Vernon and Reggie make a risky endorsement deal.
An artist lives in despair after being responsible for the death of his young daughter. But he soon discovers a door that provides a passage back in time, and the opportunity to change the past and avert the tragedy. However all is not as it seems, and any chance of redemption comes with the risk of eternal damnation. Based on the novel by Akif Pirrincci.
This is the story of the low budget, schlock-horror and B movie maestro who spawned a whole generation of American film talent. They all line up to tell anecdotes and reminisce on their formative experiences under Corman's protective wing; Jack Nicholson, Martin Scorsese, Peter Fonda, Joe Dante, Ron Howard, Jonathan Demme and Bruce Dern are among the stars to contribute. Although Corman's films were never tasteful and always cheap, he is a central figure in American movie history and this documentary is an entertaining and amusing paean to the films and to the man who has resolutely remained true to his roots outside of the mainstream and firmly within the exploitation movie genre.
Nobby, a sweet but dimwitted English football hooligan, reunites with his long-lost brother Sebastian, a deadly MI6 agent, to prevent a massive global terror attack and prove that behind every great spy is an embarrassing sibling. Nobby has everything a man from Grimsby could want, including 11 children and the most gorgeous girlfriend in the northeast of England. There's only one thing missing: his little brother, Sebastian, who Nobby has spent 28 years searching for after they were separated as kids. Nobby sets off to reunite with Sebastian, unaware that not only is his brother MI6's deadliest assassin, but he's just uncovered plans for an imminent global terrorist attack. On the run and wrongfully accused, Sebastian realises that if he is going to save the world, he will need the help of its biggest idiot.
Based on a true story that occurred in Florida during the 1920s, Rosewood traces the events leading up to an explosion of racial enmity between a middle-class, rural town populated almost exclusively by African-American families and a run-down neighbouring town populated by an Anglo-Saxon community.
When an Anglo-Saxon woman falsely claims that she was assaulted by an African-American intruder, her entire town becomes a vigilante posse bent on destroying her peaceful neighbours. A shopkeeper, one of the only white residents of Rosewood, joins forces with a World War I veteran passing through town to engineer a courageous rescue of many of the terrified women and children who were forced to run for their lives.
Rosewood stars Academy Award winning actor Jon Voight (Coming Home, Midnight Cowboy, Runaway Train); Ving Rhames (Con Air, Body Count, Dangerous Ground, Striptease, Mission: Impossible); and is directed by John Singleton (Boyz N the Hood), who was the first African American director to be nominated for an Academy Award.
Abdi is a principled young fisherman with generations of fishing in his blood. But now the nearby waters are polluted, and fish are scarce. Struggling to support his young family, he is lured into the perilous world of piracy. While his wife and baby wait for him in Yeman, an outdated satellite phone is his only connection to all he truly values. Abdi and his fellow pirates hit the treacherous high seas and capture a French oil tanker, demanding a hefty ransom. During the long and tense wait for the cash to arrive, Abdi forges a tentative friendship with one of the hostages. When things take a turn for the worse, Abdi must make dramatic choices to determine his course.
Meet the Weiss family, who are making their way in Hollywood rife with money, fame, envy, and relentless hauntings. Stafford Weiss is a famed TV self-help therapist with an A-list celebrity clientele. Meanwhile, Cristina Weiss has her work cut out managing the career of their disaffected child-star son, Benjie, a fresh graduate of rehab at age 13. Yet unbeknownst to them, another member of the Weiss family has arrived in town - mysteriously scarred and tormented Agatha, just released from a psych ward and ready to start again. She soon works her way into a friendship with a limo driver and becomes personal assistant to unravelling actress Havana Segrand, who is beset by the ghost of her legendary mother, Clarice. But Agatha is on a quest for redemption and even in this realm of the artificial, and the unearthly, she's determined to find it, no matter what it takes.
Martin is at the hospital watching over his son, Nikolaj, who has suddenly fallen ill. Saga goes there to update him on the case, and notices something isn't quite right at the hospital. The investigation intensifies as another poisoning is connected to Saga and Martin's case.
Reeling from her recent divorce, Rachel Watson spends her daily commute fantasising about the seemingly perfect couple who live in a house that she passes on the train. That is until she sees something shocking happen there, and becomes entangled in the mystery that unfolds. Driven by intrigue and obsession, Rachel has a chance to become a part of the lives she's only watched from afar, but to what lengths will she go to uncover the truth?
This is the story of what happens when an ordinary Australian journalist is transplanted into the Middle East by the reverberations of 9/11 and embarks on a journey that courses through the deepest recesses of the Iraq war. Michael Ware found himself launched into the Middle East after the seismic geopolitical upheaval of the September 11 terrorist attacks. Reporting for CNN and Time, he set his sights on ruthless insurrectionist Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, the man who founded al-Qaeda in Iraq. Constructed from seven years of reporting, and featuring harrowing first-person footage of combat, we not only captures the shocking rise of al-Zarqawi but how the war affects soldiers and civilians, states and individuals, revealing a darkness within us all. Directed by Ware and two-time Academy Award-winning US documentarian Bill Guttentag, we expose the distressing realities of far-flung conflict, which is so often depicted as a sea of sand and infrared blips.
'She' dives toward something unclear, leaving behind the safety of the known - rewarding regardless of the outcome. From conception to completion, Swim was made in the space of four weeks - the first collaboration between Director Isabelle Pearl Love-Dack and Screenwriter/Producer/Star Isabella Jane Giovinazzo since they graduated from Swinburne film school in 2012.
The sequel to the worldwide smash hit "Olympus Has Fallen" begins in London, where the British Prime Minister has passed away under mysterious circumstances. His funeral is a must-attend event for leaders of the western world. But what starts out as the most protected event on earth, turns into a deadly plot to kill the world's most powerful leaders, devastate every known landmark in the British capital, and unleash a terrifying vision of the future. Only three people have any hope of stopping it: the President of the United States, his formidable secret service head, and an English MI-6 agent who rightly trusts no one.
This story spans several decades. In 1935, 13-year-old fledgling writer Briony Tallis and her family live a life of wealth and privilege in their enormous mansion. On the warmest day of the year, the country estate takes on an unsettling hothouse atmosphere, stoking Briony's vivid imagination. Robbie Turner, the educated son of the family's housekeeper, carries a torch for Briony's headstrong older sister Cecilia. Cecilia, he hopes, has comparable feelings; all it will take is one spark for this relationship to combust. When it does, Briony - who has a crush on Robbie - is compelled to interfere, going so far as accusing Robbie of a crime he did not commit.
Cecilia and Robbie declare their love for each other, but he is arrested - and with Briony bearing false witness, the course of three lives is changed forever. Briony continues to seek forgiveness for her childhood misdeed. Through a terrible and courageous act of imagination, she finds the path to her uncertain atonement, and to an understanding of the power of enduring love. (Movie, 2007)
Starring: Keira Knightley, James Mcavoy, Saoirse Ronan, Romola Garai, Vanessa Redgrave, Brenda Blethyn, Julia West, Harriet Walter, Juno Temple, Patrick Kennedy, Charlie Von Simson, Felix Von Simson, Benedict Cumberbatch, Alfie Allen
Director: Joe WrightAtonement
Popular Danish crime series The Bridge returns to SBS in April with a brand new season. Season 2 sees world-weary Danish inspector Martin Rhode (Kim Bodnia) team up once again with young smart yet emotionally disconnected Swedish inspector Saga Noren (Sofia Helen) 13 months after the events of the first season.
Set in a cinema multiplex before the digital age, when films came on reels not portable hard-drives. Inspired by screenwriter Niki Aken's experience as a projectionist during university, this Australian drama is based on the reactions of people she has shown into the projection room.
King Louis XIV's continued insomnia makes him increasingly volatile, meaning Marchal's loyalty counts for nothing following his failure to prove the worst poisonings were solely the work of his now-dead suspect. Claudine continues to investigate the mystery toxin, while Sophie seeks a solution to her situation - a marriage not just loveless, but cruel. Meanwhile, devout Father Pascal dares to reveal to Louis what Madame de Montespan attempted.
When the Royal Army's General Gage learns of his wife Margaret's affair with Joseph Warren, Gage launches a full-out assault on the colonists at Bunker Hill. Sam Adams uses the news of the battle to persuade the rest of the colonies to vote for independence just as the British warships begin firing on Manhattan. Now united, the colonies prepare to face their enemy, and the Revolutionary War ensues.
The British Royal Army massacres the colonial militia in Lexington. The remaining colonials clash again with the Royal Army at Concord, forcing the British to retreat to Boston. While both sides prepare for an inevitable war, Sam Adams and John Hancock, along with Benjamin Franklin, desperately attempt to convince the rest of the representatives in Congress to support their fight for independence.
Ragnar tells Floki of the heavy price he has paid for his actions but as Floki remains a prisoner, a mysterious visitor to Ragnar counsels mercy. Intrigue prevails at the French Court as Rollo finds an unlikely ally in Count Odo, but can't escape the contempt of his new bride. Bjorn must fight a fierce opponent in the wilderness but will he survive the threat that Erlendur and Kalf are sending his way?
The yule log burns in the Great Hall in Kattegat and, though Floki must remain out in the cold, other visitors are welcomed, among them a Norwegian King and Bjorn, with a new partner we've met before. King Aelle visits Wessex for Christmas and is not impressed with how family relations are developing. In Paris, Rollo's future hangs in the balance - can he win over his new bride, Gisla, as a Papal delegation arrives to arrange a divorce?
Philippe returns to the Court after the war a changed man. Louis decides to organise a spectacular Royal Show in the gardens of Versailles to celebrate the French victory. A humiliated Cassel is forced to live at Versailles, but the conspiracy spreads. Beatrice informs Sophie that they're not after all the blue-blooded aristocrats they claim to be. Henriette again stokes up the rivalry between Louis and Philippe: she's pregnant, but she doesn't know by which brother. (S.1 Ep.3) (Class. tba)
King Ecbert's ambitions are uncovered as he schemes to gain the crown of Mercia; the Vikings attack with considerable force; Harbard, the mysterious wanderer, is back and causes a stir among the women of Kattegat.
As Ragnar and Floki remain at odds in Kattegat, Rollo makes great efforts in Paris to win over his new bride, Princess Gisla. Bjorn's survival skills are put to the test in the wilderness, while King Ecbert sets the task for his son Aethelwulf to rescue Queen Kwenthrith from opposing forces in Mercia.
When Kya found herself falling hard for her online connection, Alyx, the guilt forced Kya to confess she was using a fake identity. To her surprise, Alyx forgave her and since then their relationship has only gotten stronger.
As her relationship with Logan blossoms, Johnson agrees to help a zoo get its reluctant gorilla to mate. As Betty looks to the clinic sperm bank to get her girlfriend pregnant, Libby and Paul find solace at the apartment.
This film chronicles the life Frida Kahlo shared unflinchingly and openly with Diego Rivera, as the young couple took the art world by storm. From her complex and enduring relationship with her mentor and husband to her illicit and controversial affair with Leon Trotsky, to her provocative and romantic entanglements with women, Frida Kahlo lived a bold and uncompromising life as a political, artistic, and sexual revolutionary.
At Lazarus House Jonah makes Mr Joseph look bad in front of the Catholic Education inspectors. After school Jonah and the Fobba-liscious boys decide to hold up the Tenpin Bowling centre using a machete in order to steal the 'golden bowling ball'. The boys end up in Garingal Juvenile Justice Centre.
King Louis XIV makes plans to send an army into the Netherlands, and Philippe oversees troops training with a new weapon - leaving his new bride at a loose end while the palace is fumigated. Cynical Madame de Montespan already despairing of her ailing newborn daughter's likely future, tackles the Catholic Church in the form of Father Pascal. Meanwhile, Chevalier incites a fight, envious of the attentions Philippe is paying to the King's chronicler Thomas Beaumont.
William of Orange 'tempts' the king to take the field against his Dutch army, so Queen Marie-Therese takes charge while Louis XIV is away at war - banning debauchery in the process. The visiting Sultan of Bijapur refuses to let a vital treaty signing sully the hands of the Queen, so pressure is placed on Philippe to step into his brother's shoes for the occasion. Meanwhile, Madame de Montespan seeks to lead innocent potential rival Isabelle astray with sinister intent.
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