Teenager Dori (played by Golden Globe winner Tuesday Weld) has one ambition in life - to buy a dress for the forthcoming high-school prom. But shes not going to get very far if she keeps spending her pocket money playing Elvis records on the jukebox. Events take a suprising turn when her boyfriend wins a talent contest and manages to persuade disc jockey Alan Freed to provide an all-star line up for the dance...
'Sixteen year old Poppy Moore ( Emma Roberts, Nancy Drew ) is a self-obsessed brat, filthy rich and living in LA. After an over the top party goes spectacularly wrong, her father ships her off to an English boarding school to clean up her act. All Poppy wants is to break free and while trying to get expelled the American princess finally meets her match: British girls and teachers that won''t tolerate her spoilt ways. Poppy finally realises her bad girl behaviour will only get her so far, so with the help of her new friends and roommates, she sets in motion the ultimate escape plan. Soon discovering that this could be the reason she wants to stay.,NANCY DREW''s Emma Roberts does a 180 from the well-behaved teen detective to become a WILD CHILD in this comedy. Poppy is a spoiled and selfish princess living in Los Angeles, but her parents have decided to end her reign by sending her to a prim and proper boarding school in England.Special Features:Making Of WILD CHILD featurette''Head Girl Tour''''School Memories''''Lacrosse''Deleted scenesNone Listed'
'Director Guy Ritchie presents Rocknrolla - a dramatic crime thriller starring Gerard Butler, Thandie Newton and Tom Wilkinson. When a Russian mobster orchestrates a crooked land deal, millions of dollars are up for grabs, and all of London''s criminal underworld wants in on the action. Everyone from a dangerous crime lord to a sexy accountant, a corrupt politician and down-on-their-luck petty thieves conspire, collude and collide with one another in an effort to get rich quick.Special Features:Guy''s TownDirector''s commentaryDeleted scenesNone Listed'
'Academy Award-winning director Steven Spielberg teams up with two-time Academy Award winner Tom Hanks and Oscar winnder Catherine Zeta-Jones for this critically acclaimed comedy. After arriving at New York''s JFK airport, Viktor Navorski (Hanks) gets unwittingly caught in bureaucratic glitches that make it impossible for him to return to his home country or enter the U.S. Now, caught up in the richly complex and amusing world inside the airport, Viktor makes friends, gets a job, finds romance and ultimately discovers America itself. Special Features: None Listed.'
'When box office champ Ben Stiller''s comedic performances aren''t a variation on a soft-spoken, put-upon everyman with an eventual fuse, he''s usually playing a full-blown absurdist monster with an apoplectic Napoleon complex. These bizarre creations usually adorn films in which the funnyman provides the supporting work (DODGEBALL, HEAVYWEIGHTS), but, whenever he''s directing, he''s free to build an entire filmic universe around his asinine, ludicrously funny, culture-skewering characters and premises. His ZOOLANDER (2001) bit at the entertainment industry with silly abandon, but Stiller has firmly set TROPIC THUNDER within the realm of sophisticated Hollywood satire. In it, a desperate director named Damien Cockburn (Steve Coogan) trying to make a Vietnam war movie drops his pampered actors into the heart of the jungle. Cockburn''s stars include Stiller as an action hero who''s starting to make bad career choices, Jack Black as an insecure low-brow comedy star going through heroin withdrawals, and Robert Downey Jr. as an Australian Oscar winner so lost in his ''craft'' he underwent a procedure to become black for his role. In the jungle, they remain under the delusion that they are still being filmed even after they encounter a dangerous gang of drug lords. The film''s basic premise has popped up several times since Hollywood''s 1970s golden age in films such as THREE AMIGOS! and GALAXY QUEST. Where those films simply blanketed a classic Overconfident Bumbling Idiot comedy showcase with a pop culture lexicon, however, TROPIC THUNDER could have only been made, as on-the-nose at is, by people who have been working in the Hollywood system for years, making cutting observations along the way. Simply put, this raucous satire knows big-budget filmmaking, the delusional narcissism of actors, and even the good points of those actors--perhaps why they''re celebrated--like the back of its hand. Special Features: Cast commentary with Ben Stiller, Jack Black and Robert Downey Jr. Featurettes: Blowing Shit Up, The Cast of Tropic Thunder, The Hot LZ Make-Up Test with Tom Cruise Full Mags RAIN OF MADNESS trailer MTV Movie Awards TROPIC THUNDER'
'With her cheerful nature, inquiring mind, and colourful fashion sense, Nickelodeon''s adorable bilingual heroine Dora The Explorer has charmed both preschoolers and their parents alike. Designed to resemble a computer game, the animated series follows the cute little Latina girl, her monkey pal Boots, and their anthropomorphic cohorts Map and Backpack as they set out on problem-solving adventures that encourage interaction and physical activity while teaching simple concepts such as counting, logic skills, and basic Spanish. Episodes Dora and Diego to the Rescue Boots'' Cuddly Dinosaur Swiper the Explorer Roberto the RobotSpecial Features:None Listed'
'Identical mixed-sex twins, separated during a shipwreck, both believe the other dead. When Viola dresses as her ''dead'' brother for better protection, little does she realise that her living brother will be on the scene as well.In 1969 this version of William Shakespeare''s TWELFTH NIGHT reached U.K. television screens. The production, which was directed by John Dexter and John Sichel, includes an all-star cast, with Alec Guinness in the role of Malvolio and Joan Plowright playing Viola.'
'Charlie Croker is out of jail and on the make with an ingenious plan for the heist of the century. Aided and abetted by top criminal mastermind Mr. Bridger, Charlie sets off with an ace team of villains and three very special minis to lift $4,000,000 from under the noses of the Turin Polizi. The trouble is, with the cops and the Mafia on his tail, Charlie finds that grabbing the money is kid''s stuff compared to getting away with it... This action packed comedy drama is an all time cult classic of the 60''s, with the craziest car chase in movie history and an incredible cliff hanger finale, The Italian Job is the caper movie to beat them all!'
'Filmmaker David Goyer goes beyond THE INVISBLE and into THE UNBORN with this creepy thriller. Odette Yustman (CLOVERFIELD) stars as Casey Beldon, a young woman who can''t escape vivid nightmares and a frightening spirit. Joined by the wise Sendak (Gary Oldman), Casey discovers that her family has been plagued for decades by a spirit who has the power to possess any object or person.Special Features:Deleted scenes'
Set in the sprawling London metropolis, Gina McVey (Lena Headey), is a beautiful thirty something who works as a radiologist at a large hospital. At a surprise birthday party for her father we meet the people most important in her life. During the dinner party a mirror falls from the wall and smashes. The superstition of seven years bad luck creates a palpable tension in the air as they all clean up the debris. The next day, on her way home, Gina sees herself drive past in her own car. Thrown, she follows the car and the woman up to her apartment, where Gina finds a photo of her father with her double. Shocked and bewildered, Gina flees the apartment and while driving away overshoots a red light and smashes into a truck. While recovering in hospital, and reliving the confusing experiences of the past few days, Gina starts to unravel a much deeper and darker secret that finally leads her back to her boyfriend (Melvil Poupaud) and father (Richard Jenkins) and the horrifying truth. Includes interviews with cast and crew.
'Small-town boy Shawn MacArthur (Channing Tatum, G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra, Public Enemies) knows firsthand that every day in New York City is a struggle to survive. So when scam artist Harvey Boarden (Terrence Howard, Iron Man, Hustle and Flow) gives him a chance to be something more in the brutal underground world of bare-knuckle street-fighting, Shawn decides that he has something worth fighting for and puts everything on the line to win. Every knockout brings him closer to the life he''s always wanted, but also traps him in a dangerous web he can''t escape.'
Tense thriller that sees government scientist Dr. Maddy Rierdon joining forces with her estranged husband when she discovers an unapproved hybrid locust project. She moves to destroy the project, but some of the super locusts escape, and the deadly swarm heads towards a local town. The race is now on to destroy the swarm before they kill millions of people. Starring Lucy Lawless (Xena: Warrior Princess), Dylan Neal (Dawsons Creek), Mike Farrell (M.A.S.H.) and John Heard (The Sopranos).
'Documentary charting the popular boxer''s fascinating rise to the top, from his first ever amateur fights through to his title defence in Las Vegas in 2007. With exclusive previously unseen home footage of Ricky as a child, his early days kickboxing, amateur competition fights and then in the ring as a World Champion, the film gives a complete picture of his journey to the top as told by the ''Hit Man'' himself.'
'A Midwestern bar tender hungering for life in the fast lane enters a Hollywood King of the Bar contest in this fast-paced showbiz satire starring Jason Mewes and Paris Hilton. Owen Peadman (Mewes) is Minnesota''s ''Golden Boy'' of bartending, but the Midwest has grown a little bland, and now Owen is looking make a name for himself in the thriving L.A. nightclub scene. When Owen gets word of a high profile bartender contest with a hearty cash prize, he sets his sights on Hollywood and prepares to knock the judges dead. Unfortunately for Owen things don''t quite work out as planned, and after losing out to a well-known L.A. barman he is forced to seek the help of his flamboyant Uncle Earl. A fast-talking producer of a popular tabloid news programme, Uncle Earl offers Owen a job and the pair soon set out to get the scoop on Hayden Field - the hottest young star around. Getting to Hayden isn''t going to be easy though, and after hatching a plan to befriend Hayden''s glamorous girlfriend Lisa Mancini (Hilton), the one-time drink slinger find out just how wild the west coast nightlife can truly get.'
'Japanese horror tale of a haunted high-rise block. When a young woman takes up residence on the 13th floor of an apartment block, she thinks she''s fallen on her feet. Unfortunately for her, she soon wishes she had. As her boyfriend approaches the entrance, his attention is drawn to the top floor where he sees her screaming as she falls from the balcony. This chain of events is repeated with the next female resident, Sayaka, whose sister Mariko (Noriko Nakagoshi) begins to establish a pattern to the events. It transpires that a single mother and daughter, who shared an abusive relationship, once occupied the apartment. When the daughter, after years of abuse, finally snapped, she killed her mother, throwing herself from the balcony in fear of arrest. Mariko, failing to convince the police of her discoveries, returns to apartment 1303 expecting to find her mother. She''s not there - but something else is.'
Edward James Olmos turns in a supporting performance in this thriller, the feature debut from his son Michael D. Olmos. Enrique Almeida stars as Dreamer, a young man whose memory was severely inhibited in a gang attack that left his older brother dead. Bent on revenge, Dreamer sets out in search of the killers, but soon finds himself in the middle of a case involving a string of brutal gangland murders. Tom Sizemore also stars.
Once the high school cheerleading captain who dated the quarterback, Rose Lorkowski (Amy Adams) now finds herself a thirty-something single mother working as a maid. Her sister Norah (Emily Blunt), is still living at home with their dad Joe (Alan Arkin), a salesman with a lifelong history of ill-fated get-rich-quick schemes. Desperate to get her son into a better school, Rose persuades Norah to go into the crime scheme clean-up business with her to make some quick cash. In no time, the girls are up to their elbows in murders, suicides and other... specialised situations. As they climb the ranks in a very dirty job, the sisters find new respect for one another and the closeness they have always craved finally blossoms. By building their own improbable business, Rose and Norah open the door to joys and challenges of being there for one another - no matter what - while discovering personal healing in the most unexpected way.
In this masterful, surreal and extraordinary film, a young woman finds the real world slowly merging wiht her nightmares as she tries to solve the msytery of her memory loss of the pass few days. A postcard leads her to the strange island of Garma where the people there not only seem to know her, but laso her vivid dreams of an Astronaut left behind on the oon become steadily stronger..
Set in London 2015, where gang culture has now increased and gang warfare dominates the capital, this action-packed retro thriller tells the story of how one gang sets out on a daring journey to exact brutal revenge after the death of one of their own. This is a must for see for fans of the likes of Kidulthood and Adulthood. Starring Michael Socha (This is England 86) and Kaya Scodelario (Skins). -M.F.
'Though the pedigree a screenplay from Babylon 5''s J. Michael Straczynski might suggest a science fiction film, The Changeling is a historical thriller in the vein of L.A. Confidential or Chinatown and is directed by Oscar-winning filmmaker Clint Eastwood. Angelina Jolie stars as a mother whose son disappears in 1928 Los Angeles. When he returns months later, she realizes that he is not her child. Special Features:U-Control interactive features'
'It''s 1968. Gangster has come to work for Freddie Mays, the Butcher of Mayfair, and he''s enjoying his job. He likes the money, the girls, the suits, the power, the violence. And Gangster is good at what he does, very good. He frightens people and he''s going to frighten Freddie Mays.When rival gang boss Lennie Taylor hatches a plot to kill Freddie and take over his territory, Gangster finds out about it and puts together a plan which will take out Lennie and Freddie at the same time. With Lennie dead and Freddie inside, Gangster finds himself alone at the top with only one way to go.Gangster No. 1 is the story of a deadly battle of wills played out by a gangland leader and a young man who emulates him to the point of psychosis and beyond. It is brutal, savage, compelling and utterly unmissable!'
'South Pacific: When a young American nurse from Little Rock (Mitzi Gaynor) meets the handsome and mysterious French planter (Rossano Brazzi) on a South Pacific island during World War II, they find refuge from the battles around them as their romance blooms, in this finely crafted, Oscar-Winning musical. Oklahoma! Set in Oklahoma Territory in the early 1900s, this joyous celebration of frontier life is a story of tender romance and dangerous passion. Rodgers & Hammerstein''s first collaboration includes the songs ''People Will Say We''re In Love'', ''Oh, What A Beautiful Morning'' and ''The Surrey With A Fringe''. The King And I: Yul Brynner and Deborah Kerr star in one of the most memorable musicals of all time! This visual and musical masterpiece features Yul Brynner''s Academy Award Winning performance, an unforgettable Rogers and Hammerstein score, and brilliant choreography by Jerome Robbins.It tells the true story of an Englishwoman, Anna Leonowens (Deborah Kerr), who comes to Siam as schoolteacher to the royal court in the 1860s. Though she soon finds herself at odds with the stubborn monarch (Brynner), over time, Anna and the King stop trying to change each other and begin to understand one another.Winner of six Academy Awards, The King and I contains some of the most lavish sets in Hollywood history and some of the world''s best-loved songs, including Getting To Know You, I Whistle A Happy Tune, Hello, Young Lovers and Shall We Dance?'
'Oscar winner Julia Roberts and Clive Owen reunite for Duplicity, from writer/director Tony Gilroy (writer and director of seven-time Oscar-nominated Michael Clayton and co-writer of the Bourne trilogy).In the film, they star as spies-turned-corporate operatives in the midst of a clandestine love affair. When they find themselves embroiled in a high-stakes espionage game, they discover the toughest part of the job is deciding how much to trust the one you love.CIA officer Claire Stenwick (Roberts) and MI6 agent Ray Koval (Owen) have lef the world of government intelligence to cash in on the highly profitable cold war raging between two rival multinational corporations. Their mission? Secure the formula for a product that will bring a fortune to the company that patents it first. For their employers industry titan Howard Tully (Tom Wilkinson) and buccaneer CEO Dick Garsik (Paul Giamatti) nothing is out of bounds. But as the stakes rise, the mystery deepens and the tactics get dirtier, the trickiest secret for Claire and Ray is their growing attraction. And as they each try to stay one double-cross ahead, two career loners find their schemes endangered by the only thing they can''t cheat their way out of: love'
'Eragon: Experience the legendary journey of Eragon, a unique and spectacular fantasy adventure that follows one boy''s journey of self discovery, conflict and destiny in his quest to become a dragon rider and fight for good against the forces of evil. A magical ride with broad appeal. The Dark Is Rising: Filled with magical characters, thrilling action and spectacular visual effects, The Dark Is Rising is an epic fantasy adventure the whole family will love! During Christmas break from school, a seemingly typical teenager discovers he''s anything but ordinary. As the seventh son of a seventh son, Will Stanton is The Seeker a chosen warrior destined to restore the delicate earthly balance between Light and Dark. Guided by ancient protectors of the Light, young Will must travel through time to gather the hidden signs that hold the ultimate power to protect the world. Jumper: From the director of The Bourne Identity and Mr. & Mrs. Smith comes the evolution of extreme - a high-powered shot of adrenaline that stretches the very limits of imagination.Next stop: Anywhere! David Rice is a young man who knows no boundaries - a Jumper, born with the uncanny ability to teleport instantly to any place on Earth. When he discovers others like himself, David is thrust into the midst of an ancient war while being hunted by a bloodthirsty band of zealots sworn to destroy all Jumpers.Now, David''s extraordinary gift may be his only hope for survival!'
'Twice Academy Award nominated (Best Actress and Best Original Screenplay) and two-time Winner at the Independent Spirit Awards (Best Actress and Producer Award), Courtney Hunt''s powerful, critically acclaimed debut feature-film has also picked up a slue of festival accolades including the Grand Jury prize in Dramatic Competition at Sundance. Featuring a breathtaking performance by Melissa Leo (21 Grams), Frozen River tells the story of a blue collar Mom trying desperately to hold her family together on the icy plains of the Canadian border in the lead up to Christmas. When her gambling husband walks off with her life savings, Ray (Melissa Leo), hardened by circumstances, is left to resort to drastic measures to fend for her family as best she can.'
'Titles Comprise:Wanted: 25-year-old Wes (James McAvoy) was the most disaffected, cube-dwelling drone the planet had ever known. His boss chewed him out hourly, his girlfriend ignored him routinely and his life plodded on interminably. Everyone was certain this disengaged slacker would amount to nothing. There was little else for Wes to do but wile away the days and die in his slow, clock punching rut. Until he met a woman named Fox (Angelina Jolie).After his estranged father is murdered, the deadly sexy Fox recruits Wes into the Fraternity, a secret society that trains Wes to avenge his dad''s death by unlocking his dormant powers. As she teaches him how to develop lightning-quick reflexes and phenomenal agility, Wes discovers this team lives by an ancient, unbreakable code: carry out the death orders given by fate itself.The Incredible Hulk: The explosive, action-packed adventure in one of the all-time most popular superhero sagas unfolds with a cure in reach for the world''s most primal force of fury: The Incredible Hulk. We find scientist Bruce Banner (Edward Norton) living in shadows, scouring the planet for an antidote. But the warmongers who dream of abusing his powers won''t leave him alone, nor will his need to be with the only woman he has ever loved, Betty Ross (Liv Tyler).Upon returning to civilization, our brilliant doctor is ruthlessly pursued by The Abomination - a nightmarish beast of pure adrenaline and aggression whose powers match The Hulk''s own. A fight of comic-book proportions ensues as Banner must call upon the hero within to rescue New York City from total destruction...'
Blood Rain marks the second feature of South Korean director Kim Dae-seung (Bungee Jumping Of Their Own), and is a detective thriller set in 1808 during the Joseon Dynasty. Mysterious and deadly events are filling the residents of the remote island of Donghwa with a sense of foreboding. A local shaman (Choi Ji-na) collapses during an annual ritual, and seems momentarily possessed by the spirit of Kang (Jeon Ho-jin), a local lord who was executed. Lee Won-kyu (Cha Seung-weon) arrives from the mainland to investigate and is immediately met with a murder case. As the body count rises, Lee discovers a connection between the victims, and chillingly, to Kang himself.
Justine, geeky head girl of plush grammar school Fairview High, find herself hanging out with the in-crowd after school heart-throb Alexis asks her out. All seems perfect...until she discovers the gang hides a dark secret. Darren Mullet already knows what they did last summer: they bullied him until he committed suicide. But death does not stop him taking revenge and one by one, his former classmates get picked off in increasingly brutal and bloody ways.
'2006 Japanese musical/mystery/fantasy film. When the body of Aunt Matsuko (Miki Nakatani), who has been living as a tramp, is found murdered, her selfish young nephew Shou (Eita) is sent to clear out her apartment. Shou finds the place crammed full of garbage but, as he begins to sort through the rubbish, he finds himself becoming more and more interested in this strange woman. Conversations with neighbours begin to fit the pieces of the jigsaw together and Shou discovers that Matsuko has led a more than colourful life. From her early fall-out with her father, her progression through life included a career as a teacher, a series of love affairs and a spell in a massage parlour, until she ended up in jail for murdering her pimp. On her release, finding that her lover had gone off with another, she became involved with a Yakuza gangster, before being dumped again and becoming a recluse. Finally, she met her untimely death. All of Matsuko''s life story is portayed in a series of extravagant musical set-pieces, which enable even the darkest episodes of her life to be seen in a unique and enjoyable way. All of these revelations about his aunt affect Shou greatly and lead him to the conclusion that he must change his own self-centred ways.'
Academy Award winner Tilda Swinton gives an utterly compelling performance as a woman on the edge playing a dangerous game in this tense and riveting thriller. Fired from her job, broke and with her judgement clouded by too many vodka shots, Julia hits rock bottom and hatches a reckless plan to kidnap the 8 year-old grandson of a wealthy businessman and hold the boy to ransom. But she finds herself totally unprepared for life as a fugitive with a terrified child in tow, and events soon spiral wildly out of control. With both the authorities and a brutal criminal gang on her tail, a desperate Julia finds herself locked in a deadly fight for survival.
Enter a world of unrelenting evil as terror finds a new form in The Unborn. From the producers of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and the co-writer of The Dark Knight comes this shocking supernatural thriller about a young woman (Odette Yustman) plagued by chilling dreams and tortured by a demonic ghost that haunts her waking hours. Her only hope to break the debilitating paranormal curse is in an exorcism with spiritual advisor Sendak (Gary Oldman). See what lies beyond the doorway of our world in this non-stop nightmare of the undead...
'The Magnificent Seven: Academy Award Winner Yul Brynner stars in the landmark western that launched the film careers of Steve McQueen, Charles Bronson and James Coburn. Tired of being ravaged by an army of marauding bandits, the residents of a small Mexican village seek help from seven American gunfighters. The only problem? It''s seven against 50! Also featuring Eli Wallach and Robert Vaughn, and set against Elmer Bernstein''s Oscar Nominated score. The Big Country: One of Hollywood''s greatest directors teams with a cast of incredible screen legends for this bold, sweeping tale of a ship''s captain who ventures west to find a hotbed of jealousy, hatred and dangerous rivalries. As the reluctant hero is thrust into the maelstrom, he must summon all of his resolve to save not only his own life, but also the life of the woman he loves. Four time Academy Award winner William Wyler directs this action-packed adventure that triumphs as a work of art. Starring Gregory Peck, Charlton Heston, Jean Simmons, Chuck Connors and Burl Ives (in an Oscar winning performance), this magnificently entertaining epic will take your breath away with unbridled suspense, exhilarating excitement and explosive drama on a grand scale. The Long Riders: Jesse James and his gang of outlaws ride again in this extraordinary western that pulsates with hard-driving action and electrifying drama. Four sets of acclaimed actor brothers - Dennis and Randy Quaid. Stacy and James Keach, Christopher and Nicholas Guest and Keith, Robert and David Carradine - each depict real-life siblings in emotionally charged portrayals of the Old West''s legendary bandits. The notorious James-Younger gang is the most famous group of outlaws in the country, robbing banks, trains and stage coaches with a sense of daring that makes them folk heroes throughout the land. But when the mighty Pinkerton detective agency swears to back them down, these criminals must face an awesome enemy that will stop at nothing to see them behind bars... or dead! Only through the strength of their loyalty and blood ties can the outlaws hope to survive the brutal pursuits unexpected betrayals and blistering showdowns that mark the end of their dangerous ride.'
A follow on from the popular film Donnie Darko, this sees the younger sister Samantha turning 18 and going on a road trip with her best friend Corey. Corey has a troubled past of drugs and excessive partying and soon falls back into the bad habits. Once on the road Samantha starts to sleepwalk and finds herself in mysterious places and having disturbing visions.
'Five leading British actresses play the Queen at pivotal times in her life in this groundbreaking drama documentary series which examines the social history of Britain through the prism of key events in the reign of Queen Elizabeth II. Mixing dramatised scenes from behind palace doors with news archive and testimony from royal insiders, each episode will focus on turning points in the reign of Elizabeth II - a period of monumental social upheaval. Actress Emilia Fox (Silent Witness) leads the line-up to portray the Queen in the opening film set in 1955, as Princess Margaret''s affair with Group Captain Peter Townsend exploded into public view at the time of the coronation. The second film covers the early 1970s when Britain came as close to being a republic as it ever has in modern times with civil unrest, IRA threats and a kidnap attempt on Princess Anne with Samantha Bond (Emma, Miss Moneypenny to Pierce Brosnan''s James Bond) as the Queen. Susan Jameson (New Tricks) takes on the hidden conflict between the Queen and her first female Prime Minister, Mrs Thatcher, who set herself in opposition to Crown and Commonwealth over sanctions against South Africa, while 1992 focuses on the Queen''s Annus Horribilis with Barbara Flynn (Cranford). Diana Quick (Brideshead Revisited, Kingdom) concludes the series in 2005 as the Queen - the ultimate survivor and pragmatist - ushered in the last chapters of her reign by eventually accepting Prince Charles marriage to Camilla Parker Bowles.'
A young woman held imprisoned in an insane asylum refuses to tell her tale, until one man finds the key that will unlock her dark secrets. Hired as a governess to two young children, Miles and Flora, she found herself entrapped in a terrible mystery. What happened to her predecessor? What secrets do the children carry with them? Why was young Miles expelled from school? Who was Peter Quint and why does his spirit fill the house with fear? In a haunting tale of sexual predators, suspense and murder, the ghosts are relentless in pursuit of those who believe in them, cursing those who do not. And fear awaits with every Turn of the Screw.
PolyannaThis enchanting version of Eleanor H. Porters timelessly popular story stars Amanda Burton as Aunt Polly alongside a prestigious cast including Kenneth Cranham, Pam Ferris and Tom Bell. Set in 1913, Pollyanna is the classic story of an orphaned girl who starts a new life with her strict spinster Aunt. The glad game she plays, of finding a silver lining in every cloud, transforms the inhabitants of a joyless community and brings love into the life of her Aunt. Then something so terrible happens to Pollyanna herself that even she doesnt know how to feel glad anymore Starring: Amanda Burton as Aunt Polly Georgina Terry as Pollyanna, Pam Ferris as Mrs Snow Tom Bell as Old Tom, David Bamber as Reverend Ford The Railway Children Three Edwardian children Roberta (Jemina Rooper), Peter (Jack Blumenau), and Phyllis (Clare Thomas) move to Yorkshire with their mother (Jenny Agutter) when their father (Michael Kitchen) is falsely imprisoned as a spy. The nearby railway becomes the centre of their new life, providing them with many adventures whilst they strive to prove their fathers innocence The Railway Children is based upon the classic childrens book written by Edith Nesbit. Ballet ShoesSet in 1930s London, Ballet Shoes tells the inspiring tale of Pauline (Emma Watson), Petrova (Yasmin Paige) and Posy Fossil (Lucy Boynton), who are adopted by an eccentric explorer, Gum (Richard Griffiths), and raised as sisters by his selfless niece (Emilia Fox) and her nurse (Victoria Wood). Each of the girls has a dream to fulfil Pauline longs to be an actress, Petrova yearns to be an aviator, and Posy seems born to be a ballerina. But when Gum disappears, the money runs out and feisty, ambitious and devoted Fossils find they must fight to survive...
'Shifty is an action packed 24 hours in the life of a young crack cocaine dealer on the outskirts of London. The sudden return home of his best friend sets in motion a chain of events that see Shiftys life quickly spiral out of control. Stalked by a customer desperate to score at all costs and with his family about to turn their back on him for good, Shifty must out-run and out-smart a rival drug dealer intent on setting him up. As his long time friend Chris, confronts the dark past he left behind him, Shifty is forced to face up to the violent future he''s heading fast towards.'
'After the death of her father, Ellie Arroway (Jodie Foster) devotes her life to science. Convinced of the existence of extra-terrestrial life, she uses satellites to sweep the stars for evidence. When she receives the transmission of what seems to be a blueprint from another species for the construction of a spacecraft, she has to fight for the right to lead the ship''s maiden flight to meet the alien life forms. She finds herself working with her former lover, ex-priest Palmer Joss (Michael McConaughey), now a governmental advisor.'
'WantedLoosely based on the comic book miniseries of the same by Mark Millar and J.G. Jones, Wanted, directed by Timur Bekmambetov, follows anxiety-prone office drone Wesley Gibson (James McAvoy) as he is inducted into the Fraternity, a clan of powerful killers that counted his father as a member. Pursued by rogue agent Cross (Thomas Kretschmann), Wesley is trained by the sleek, sexy Fox (Angelina Jolie) and the charismatic Sloan (Morgan Freeman), among others, to be just as proficient and deadly as his father. Once Wesley becomes a master assassin, he must confront Cross, and contend with the stunning ramifications of that encounter. Straying rather far from the Wanted comic''s supervillain-centric premise, Wanted runs with the edgy Eastern European aesthetic of Russian helmer Bekmambetov, who garnered international recognition with the stylish vampire epic Night Watch. While Jolie is a gleefully destructive presence in her action-heavy scenes, the film belongs to McAvoy, who transforms from milquetoast to man hunter with verve and charm. And like the similarly themed The Matrix before it, Wanted also showcases some eye-catching special effects, most notably in the loopy concept of ''curving bullets''. Though devotees of the Wanted comic may be dismayed with the many liberties taken with the story, the movie is undeniably energetic and entertaining, making it fun summer blockbuster fare. Death RaceProducer Roger Corman''s cult classic film Death Race 2000 gets a millennium overhaul with director Paul W.S. Anderson (Event Horizon, Resident Evil) behind the wheel. Jason Statham (The Transporter, The Bank Job) plays Jensen Ames, a prisoner who is serving a sentence for a crime that he didn''t commit. But in this futuristic society, Ames can compete for his freedom with a victory in a brutal three-day race. Joan Allen (The Ice Storm, The Bourne Supremacy), Tyrese Gibson (Baby Boy, 2 Fast 2 Furious) and Ian McShane (Hot Rod, TV''s Deadwood) co-star in this high octane chase film. Doomsday27 years after the deadly reaper virus kills millions, the disease erupts in London and threatens to wipe out the entire population. Hope lies with an elite fighting unit led by the deadly and beautiful Major Sinclair (Rhona Mitra)... but they have only 48 hours to find a cure in a devastated post-apocalyptic zone controlled by murderous gangs with a taste for human flesh! Loaded with ferocious fights, cannibal carnage and hair-raising chases, Doomsday grabs you by the throat and won''t let go until the explosive end! Also stars Sean Pertwee (Dog Soliders), David O''Hara (Wanted), Bob Hoskins (Unleashed) and Malcolm McDowell (Halloween).'
MESRINE: KILLER INSTINCT introduces us to Jacques Mesrine (Vincent Cassel), a loyal son and dedicated soldier back home and living with his parents after serving in the Algerian War. Handsome and charming, he is soon seduced by the neon glamour of sixties Paris and the easy money it presents. Mentored by Guido (Grard Depardieu) Mesrine soon moves swiftly up the criminal ladder, choosing the high risk life of a gangster over the honest life of the hard working family. After pulling off an audacious heist he and his lover Jeanne (Cecile de France), flee to Canada where the opportunity of one big payout lures him out of hiding and propels him towards international notoriety. The incredible and brutal story of Jacques Mesrine (Vincent Cassel) continues in MESRINE: PUBLIC ENEMY NUMBER 1. Now back in France, Mesrine is finally in police custody and facing justice for his crimes but he is soon on the run once again. After escaping a courtroom and kidnapping the judge at gunpoint, Mesrine is declared Public Enemy Number One and is eventually condemned to a maximum security prison where he writes his first memoirs, establishing himself as a household name and anti-hero across France. Mesrine stages another daring escape and disappears into the lawless underworld, taunting the police and reinventing himself as a celebrity criminal through his savvy manipulation of the media. After such a monumental rise, comes the inevitable fall as the detectives close in, bringing the life of Jacques Mesrine to a full bloody circle.
'A middle-aged diplomat is accosted in an airport lounge and his identity stolen... Sir Stafford Nye''s journey home from Malaya to London takes an unexpected twist in the passenger lounge at Frankfurt - a young woman confides in him that someone is trying to kill her. Yet their paths are to cross again and again - and each time the mystery woman is introduced as a different person. Equally at home in any guise in any society she draws Sir Stafford into a game of political intrigue more dangerous than he could possibly imagine. In an arena where no-one can be sure of anyone, Nye must do battle with a well-armed, well-financed, well-trained - and invisible - enemy...'
'Guy Ritchie, writer/director of Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, delivers another awe-inspiring directorial masterpiece, SNATCH - an edgy and hilarious film about a diamond heist gone wrong, a colorful Irish gypsy-turned-prize fighter...and a very temperamental dog. In the heart of gangland, two novice unlicensed boxing promoters, Turkish (Jason Statham) and Tommy (Stephen Graham), get roped into organizing a rigged bare-knuckle fight with local kingpin/villain and fellow boxing promoter Brick Top (Alan Ford). But all goes wrong when wildcard Irish gypsy boxer One Punch Mickey O''Neil (Brad Pitt) starts playing by his own rules, and the duo find themselves heading for a whole lot of trouble. Meanwhile, Franky Four Fingers (Benicio Del Toro) and his stolen 86-carat diamond have gone missing in London. Head honcho Avi (Dennis Farina) hires local legend Bullet Tooth Tony (Vinnie Jones) to find them, launching everyone into a spiral of double-crossing vendettas and events, most of them illegal.'
Anthony Hopkins and Jodie Foster deliver knockout Oscar Winning performances in this shocking, powerful thriller. This terrifying masterpiece of suspense garnered five Academy Awards including Best Director and the coveted Best Picture. A psychopath known only as Buffalo Bill is kidnapping and murdering young women across the Midwest. Believing it takes one to know one, the FBI send in Agent Clarice Starling to interview an insane prisoner who may provide psychological Dr. Hannibal Lecter. Brilliant yet psychotic, with a taste for cannibalism, Lecter will only help Starling in exchange for details and secrets about her own complicated life. This twisted relationship forces Starling not only to face her own inner demons, but leads her face-to-face with a demented killer, an incarnation of evil so overwhelming, she may not have the courage or strength to stop him. Horrific, disturbing, spellbinding. This thriller set the standard by which all others are measured.
'Platoon (1986) tells the story of a young innocent 19-year-old soldier, Chris Taylor (Charlie Sheen), who is thrown headfirst into the bloody Vietnam conflict. He is forced to fight not only the Viet Cong, but also his own fears and intense anger. As a result of not being able to make any progress against the enemy, the soldiers, led by the strict and unsympathetic Sergeant Barnes (Tom Berenger), are forced to turn their anger and guns on each other. Barnes also has a personal battle with fellow officer Sergeant Elias (Willem Dafoe), who is the more understanding and compassionate of the two officers and helps Sheen to cope with his personal problems. The Thin Red Line (1998) is set in 1942 and was Terrence Malick''s first film for 20 years. As US soldiers land on the island of Guadalcanal, hoping to capture it from the Japanese, the job of venturing into the jungle falls to the ''C for Charlie'' company and the troops are faced by both the enemy and struggles within their own camp. The war takes a heavy toll upon the young soldiers, leading them on a path of disillusion and possibly death. Behind Enemy Lines (2001) is inspired by the story of Scott O''Grady, the US fighter pilot who was shot down over Bosnia in 1995 and managed to find his way back to base without being captured. After photographing some Bosnian Serb troops hidden in a forest, Lieutenant Chris Burnett (Owen Wilson) and his co-pilot Stackhouse (Gabriel Macht) are shot down by an anti-aircraft missile. Stackhouse breaks his leg in the crash, and Burnett goes off to get help, but the Serbs soon locate Stackhouse and execute him. Burnett now finds himself alone in hostile country and sets out on the long and dangerous journey back to safety. Meanwhile, his commanding officer (Gene Hackman), against all army and NATO rules, sets out on a mission to locate and rescue Burnett. In Courage Under Fire (1996), Lieutenant Colonel Nat Serling (Denzel Washington), suffering from guilt after destroying one of his own tanks in a ''friendly fire'' incident during the Gulf War, is assigned to investigate the death of Captain Karen Walden (Meg Ryan). Walden died in action, but accounts of her actions vary and so Serling has to discover the truth before she can be posthumously awarded the Medal of Honour. At the same time he has to come to terms with his own traumatic experiences in the Gulf. Rescue Dawn (2006) tells the true story of downed Vietnam pilot Dieter Dengler. Based on the director''s 1997 documentary Little Dieter Needs to Fly, the film follows Dengler (Christian Bale) as he fulfils his lifelong dream by making his way to the United States and joining the Air Force. Shot down over Vietnam and captured by the Vietcong, Dengler has to quickly adapt to the harsh brutality of his situation, biding his time until he can risk an escape attempt with his fellow POWs. Enemy at the Gates (2001) is set in Stalingrad in 1942. Political Officer Danilov (Joseph Fiennes) sees young army recruit Vassili Zaitsev (Jude Law) in action and realises that he is just what the Russian people need to inspire them in their fight against the German army. Zaitsev is a natural with a rifle, and Danilov arranges for him to be transferred to a sniper unit, where his actions will be publicised, thus making him into a national hero. But Zaitsev soon begins to feel he cannot live up to Danilov''s expectations, and to make matters worse, he and Danilov both fall for the same girl (Rachel Weisz). Meanwhile, the Germans find out about Zaitsev and bring in their own top sniper, Konig (Ed Harris), to engage the young Russian in a deadly battle of wits. Tigerland (2002) is set in Louisiana in 1971. When new recruit Jim Paxton (Matthew Davis) arrives at Fort Polk for basic training he soon makes friends with the rebellious Roland Bozz (Colin Farrell), a soldier who is doing everything he can to get himself thrown out of the army. Bozz has plans to escape to Mexico, but Paxton refuses to go with him, arguing that if he doesn''t go to Vietnam, then somebody else will have to go in his place. However,'
'Unforgiven tells the story of Ruth Slater (Suranne Jones) who has spent the past 15 years imprisoned for the murder of two policemen, and now faces the daunting prospect of rebuilding her life whilst being irresistibly drawn to the place that haunts her, Upper Hanging Stones Farm. In spite of trying to focus on the future and her new boyfriend Brad (Will Mellor), Ruth is unable to forget her past and the sister, Katie, who she was forced to leave behind. Outraged to hear that the woman who killed their father has been released, Kieran (Jack Deam) and Steve Whelan (Matthew McNulty) are eager to seek revenge. Believing that life should mean life, the two brothers decide to take the law into their own hands. But just how far are they capable of going? Can they really do to her what she did to their father? As the details about Ruth''s past become known, maintaining a job, friendship and a relationship become increasingly arduous. Ruth soon realises that the ramifications of her release spread further than she could have imagined, with far reaching implications for everyone involved. With an all star cast also including Peter Davison, Jemma Redgrave, and Douglas Hodge, Unforgiven is a contemporary, powerful and provocative must-see drama.'
'Season four of the hit ABC medical drama was on shaky ground from the season premiere, which left Cristina (Sandra Oh) at the altar by Burke (Isaiah Washington, fired after the press-frenzied third season) Meredith (Ellen Pompeo) and Derek (Patrick Dempsey) downgraded to no-relationship-just-sex status and George (T.R. Knight) pondering divorce from Callie (Sara Ramirez) to pursue love with his best friend, Izzie (Katherine Heigl). That last pairing made for one of the worst decisions in the series thus far George and Izzie always worked so well as friends without the will-they-won''t-they element, but suddenly throwing them into bed and watching them fumble their way to coupledom (an attempt that mercifully doesn''t last) was painful to watch, in particular because Heigl, who had won an Emmy for the previous season, was reduced to a lot of whining and fretting. Meanwhile, Meredith''s family issues come to a head when her half-sister Lexie (Chyler Leigh) begins her internship at Seattle Grace and instantly tries too hard to bond. And as she once again drives away Derek with her trust issues, Meredith finally gets smart and enters therapy (one of the redeeming elements of the season, with Amy Madigan as the hard-nosed counselor) to get healed. The writers'' strike became a welcome blessing for the show, which had seriously derailed before its hiatus during the strike, creator Shonda Rimes has said she reexamined the direction of the show, making for an ultimately satisfying second half of the season. Standout episodes include Forever Young, in which a high school bus crash leaves the staff pontificating their own adolescent cliques Lay Your Hands on Me, with a standout performance by Chandra Wilson as Bailey, whose crumbling marriage comes front and center when her toddler gets in an accident and the season finale Freedom, in which Meredith and Derek save two brain-tumor patients in love (Jurnee Smollett and Marshall Allman), leading to their own (lasting?) reunion, Bailey heads up an effort to rescue a guy who lay in concrete to impress a girl and Callie finds herself attracted to the new cardiac surgeon, Erica Hahn (Brooke Smith). --Ellen A. Kim'
The heats on as the Hawaii Five-0 team takes on some of the Aloha States most notorious and baffling criminal cases involving murder, the Mob, espionage, and kidnapping. With McGarrett (Alex OLoughlin) and Danny (Scott Caan) at the helm, the team interrogates members of a renegade stunt-bikers gang, pursues a rogue Russian spy with access to NSA secrets, and partners with a autistic child in a murder investigation. Chin (Daniel Dae Kim) and Kono (Grace Park) are held at gunpoint by two killers who dont know theyre cops, and Grover (Chi McBride) and his family are haunted by a 15-year-old Mob investigation. Meanwhile, Catherine (Michelle Borth) returns to the islands and McGarrett prepares to take their relationship to the next level. Season 6 is 25 high-caliber episodes that prove, once and for all, that crime definitely does not pay.
'Batman After witnessing his parents'' brutal murder as a child, millionaire-philanthropist Bruce Wayne pledges his life to fighting crime disguised as Batman. His long-time nemesis, the Joker, has sinister plans for the citizens of Gotham City. His greed is matched by his obsession with photojournalist Vicki Vale. But Batman is there to counter the Joker''s every move. With the fate of Gotham and Vicki in the balance, will good or evil prevail? Batman Returns Batman the Caped Crusador is pitted against the demented, ravenous Penguin a pitiful, orphaned psychopathic freak who once went on a baby-killing spree, and a ''power'' hungry capitalist villain, Max Shreck. As the two criminals plot to gain domination over Gotham City, Batman must plot to stop them. In the highly stylized Batman Returns, Batman is thrown a third enemy, a terrible distraction: the slinky, sharp-clawed Cat Woman. Batman Forever Riddle me this, riddle me that, you''ll adventure on the wings of bat! Brace for excitement as Val Kilmer (Batman), Tommy Lee Jones (Two-Face), Jim Carrey (Riddler), Nicole Kidman (Dr. Chase Meridian) and Chris O''Donnell (Robin) star in the third spectacular film in Warner Bros. Batman series. Joel Schumacher The Client directs and Tim Burton co-produces this thrill-ride of a movie that thunders along on Batmobile, Batwing, Batboat, Batsub and bold heroics. Hang on! Batman and Robin Cryogenic scientist gone wrong, Mr. Freeze wants to turn Gotham City into a frozen wasteland. Poison Ivy has revenge on her mind after a toxic run-in with a Wayne Enterprises scientist. While she has designs on Mr. Freeze, his cold heart is only consumed by his demented plans. With the addition of Batgirl, the dynamic duo become a trio. Will Gotham survive?'
'Season One At the end of Terminator 2: Judgment Day, Sarah Connor vanquished the Terminator sent from the future to kill her 15-year-old son, John. Sarah and John now find themselves alone in a very dangerous, complicated world. Fugitives from the law, they are confronted with the reality that still more enemies from the future and the present could attack at any moment. Sarah stops running and goes on the offensive against an ever-evolving technological enemy bent on destroying her life -- and perhaps the world. John knows that he may be the future savior of mankind, but he is not yet ready to take on the mantle of leadership that he''s told is his destiny. The Sarah Connor Chronicles represents an exciting reinvention of the Terminator franchise, in which the strong and intrepid Sarah discovers that protecting her son and stopping the rise of the machines is more difficult than she had ever imagined. Season Two The blockbuster Terminator movie franchise moves to television in this intense, action-adventure drama series which takes place after the events of Terminator 2: Judgment Day. Sarah Connor and her teenage son, John, find themselves alone in a very dangerous, complicated world. Fugitives from the law, they must evade pursuers from the future -- and the present -- in today''s Los Angeles, relentlessly battling to save themselves and the world.'
'Jean Reno (Mission: Impossible, Ronin), Gary Oldman (Sid And Nancy, The Dark Knight), Danny Aillo (Do The Right Thing) and Natalie Portman (V For Vendetta, Black Swan) in her film debut, all star in this highly influential, seminal 90s action/thriller.Directed by Luc Besson (Subway, The Big Blue, Nikita, The Fifth Element), Leon is the controversial and unforgettable story of an unlikely friendship within a brutal and violent world. Twelve-year-old Mathilda lives within the desperate confines of a squalid New York apartment block. On returning from a shopping trip Mathilda finds that her abusive, dysfunctional family (and her beloved younger brother) have been slaughtered by a psychotic, drug dealing police officer. In fear of her life she takes refuge with her reluctant, mysterious and solitary neighbour. His name is Leon and he''s one of the world''s deadliest assassins. And while Mathilda begins to teach him how to live, Leon begins to teach her how to kill. Special Features: Director''s And Theatrical Cuts - Director''s cut available for the first time ever in the UK! Leon - 10 Year Retrospective Featurette Jean Reno: The Road To Leon - Featurette Natalie Portman: Starting Young - Featurette'