'Forgetting Sarah Marshall From the producers of ''The 40-Year-Old Virgin'' and ''Knocked Up'', comes the comical look at one guy''s quest to get over being dumped. Struggling musician Peter (Segel) has spent six years idolising celebrity girlfriend, Sarah Marshall (Bell). His world comes crashing down when he''s dumped for rock-star Aldous (Brand). Plans to leave his troubles behind backfire as his worst nightmare begins to unfold! Knocked Up They say that opposites attract...well, for super-slacker Ben (Seth Rogen) and career-girl Alison (Katherine Heigl), that''s certainly the case at least for one intoxicating evening. Two months and several pregnancy tests later, Ben and Alison go through a hysterically funny, anxious and heart-warming journey that leads to huge laughs in the most outrageous comedy of the year! You, Me And Dupree Carl (Matt Dillon) and Molly (Kate Hudson) have just got married and are eager to start their life together. But when Carl''s best friend Dupree (Owen Wilson) loses his job, his company car and his apartment, Carl being a good friend, allows him to move in until he''s back on his feet. But as the days go by and Dupree''s bachelor lifestyle starts to kick in, Carl and Molly''s relationship is put to the test. Co-starring Michael Douglas and Seth Rogen, this lively comedy will have you laughing all the way through. (Matt Fairfield)'
'Paul Rudd and Seann William Scott star in Role Models as Danny and Wheeler, two salesmen who trash a company truck on an energy drink-fueled bender. Upon their arrest, the court gives them a choice: do hard time or spend 150 service hours with a mentorship program. After one day with the kids, however, jail doesn''t look half bad. Surrounded by annoying do-gooders, Danny struggles with his every neurotic impulse to guide Augie (Christopher Mintz-Plasse) through the trials of becoming a man. Unfortunately, the guy just dumped by his girlfriend (Elizabeth Banks) has only sarcasm to offer a bashful 16-year-old obsessed with medieval role play. Meanwhile, charming Wheeler tries to trade in an addiction to partying and women to assist a fifth-grader named Ronnie (Bobb''e Thompson) redirect his foul-mouthed ways. It would probably help if Ronnie''s new mentor wasn''t an overgrown adolescent whose idea of quality time includes keggers in Venice Beach. Once the center''s ex-con director (Jane Lynch) gives them an ultimatum, Danny and Wheeler are forced to tailor their brand of immature wisdom to their charges. And if they can just make it through probation without getting thrown in jail, the world''s worst role models will prove that, sometimes, it takes a village idiot to raise a child.'
'The greatest adventure of all time begins with Star Trek, the incredible story of a young crew''s maiden voyage onboard the most advanced starship ever created: the U.S.S. Enterprise. In the midst of an incredible journey full of optimism, intrigue, comedy and cosmic peril, the new recruits must find a way to stop an evil being whose mission of vengeance threatens all of mankind.The fate of the galaxy rests in the hands of bitter rivals born worlds apart. One, James Tiberius Kirk (Chris Pine), a delinquent, thrill-seeking Iowa farm boy, a natural-born leader in search of a cause. The other, Spock (Zachary Quinto), grows up on the planet Vulcan, an outcast due to his half-human background, which makes him susceptible to the volatile emotions that Vulcans have long lived without, and yet an ingenious, determined student, who will become the first of his kind accepted into the Starfleet Academy.Kirk and Spock could not be more different. Yet, in their quest to figure out who they really are and what they have to give to the world, they soon become competitive cadets-in-training. With their drastically opposite styles, one driven by fiery passion, the other by rigorous logic, they also become defiant, contentious adversaries, each equally unimpressed with the other, each going all out to be among the special few chosen to join the crew of the most advanced starship ever created, the U.S.S. Enterprise.The crew is headed by Captain Christopher Pike (Bruce Greenwood). Joining him are the ship''s Medical Officer Leonard Bones McCoy (Karl Urban) the man who will become the ship''s Chief Engineer, Montgomery Scotty Scott (Simon Pegg) Communications Officer Uhura (Zoe Saldana) experienced Helmsman Sulu (John Cho) and the 17-year-old whiz kid Chekov (Anton Yelchin). All will face a harrowing first test that will set in motion the loyalty, camaraderie, daring and good humor that will bind them forever.In the midst of it all, Kirk and Spock will come face-to-face with an undeniable destiny: a need to forge an unlikely but powerful partnership, enabling them to lead their crew to boldly go where no one has gone before.Special Features:A New Vision - Every aspect of production - from unique locations to the use of classic Hollywood camera tricksCommentary - By director J.J. Abrams, writers Robert Orci and Alex KurtzmanGag Reel - Bloopers featuring the entire principal cast'
'An East Los Angeles high school cheer squad captain finds her hopes of winning the upcoming Spirit Championships dashed when her mother remarries and their family relocates to Malibu, where the current cheer squad isn''t quite up to snuff. With their fiery fusion of Latin and hip-hop moves, Lina Cruz (Christina Milian) and her best friends Gloria (Vanessa Born) and Treyvonetta (Gabrielle Dennis) are about to lead the East L.A. high school cheer squad to victory at one of the most prominent competitions in the nation. But just as the crew is about to take the world by storm, Lina''s mother remarries and the family makes the move to Florida. Once there, Lina quickly realizes that the Malibu Vista High Sea Lions aren''t anywhere near as talented as her old cheer squad. Now, in order to transform the Sea Lions into a championship team, Lina must teach them the moves needed to knock the award-winning Jaguar cheer squad and their trash-talking captain Avery (Rachele Smith) out of the top spot. When Lina and Avery''s brother Evan (Cody Longo) become romantically involved, the competition between the two girls really begins to heat up. With the stakes higher than ever before, Lina hatches a scheme to take her team all the way to the top and prove that they have what it takes to become true champions.'
'Based on Wes Craven''s landmark 1972 exploitation flick of the same name, LAST HOUSE ON THE LEFT is a brutal movie that exposes the darkest recesses of human depravity. The simple plot follows four criminals on the lam who encounter a pair of nubile female teens in a small mountain town. After murdering one and brutally raping the other and leaving her for dead, the cons seek refuge at a nearby summer house. The twist is that it''s the very home inhabited by the parents of one of the victims. Upon learning that their house guests raped and tortured their 17-year-old daughter, the couple exact a revenge that arguably exceeds the excesses of the sociopathic gang. When originally released in 1972, LAST HOUSE ON THE LEFT was a shock to the system. Never before had a film shown such images of human wickedness. Grainy and low budget, the original film played like a maniacal cackle from the seedy underbelly of an America nursing a brutal post-Aquarian hangover. Things play out a little differently, though, in 2009. For starters, the movie actually looks quite beautiful, and the storys idyllic mountain setting is milked for all it''s worth. The performances are noteworthy as well, with Garret Dillahunt more than convincing as Krug, the gang''s swaggering leader and Monica Potter and Tony Goldwyn portraying the distressed parents with an effective mix of panic, courage, and blind instinct. In an age marked by both increasingly ghastly films and a public discourse that actually debates the merits of institutional torture, a film like LAST HOUSE ON THE LEFT really shouldnt shock anyone. But in both the original and the remake, theres a latent nihilism that permeates the world. The idea of a sense of lawlessness that cannot be understood or prevented, but only reacted against, is truly disquieting and makes this story unique in the annals of horror.'
'The film explores how the orderly, reassuringly clear worlds Enid Blyton created within her stories contrasted with the complexity of her own personal life. It sheds light on the ambitious and driven - but as yet unpublished - young woman, from the development of her rich imagination against the adversity of an imperfect childhood, two World Wars, and a first marriage ending in divorce - to household name. One of the most recognised storytellers of all time, Enid Blyton''s charming characters and classic tales have enchanted countless generations of children for almost 80 years. Having sold over 500 million books in 40 countries, this film follows the woman behind the enduring and compelling stories such as the beloved Famous Five, Secret Seven, Malory Towers and Noddy series.'
'Based on author Bryan Burrough''s ambitious tome ''Public Enemies: America''s Greatest Crime Wave and the Birth of the FBI, 1933-43'', director Michael Mann (Heat, Last of the Mohicans) has crafted a sprawling historical crime drama that follows the efforts of top FBI agent Melvin Purvis (Christian Bale Batman Begins, American Psycho) in capturing notorious bank robber John Dillinger. A folk hero to the American public thanks to his penchant for robbing the banks that many people believed responsible for the Great Depression, charming bandit Dillinger (Johnny Depp Pirates of the Caribbean) was virtually unstoppable at the height of his criminal career no jail could hold him, and his exploits endeared him to the common people while making headlines across the country. J. Edgar Hoover''s (Billy Crudup Watchmen, Almost Famous) FBI was just coming into formation, and what better way for the ambitious lawman to transform his fledgling Bureau of Investigation into a national police force than to capture the gang that always gets away? Determined to bust Dillinger and his crew, which also included sociopathic Baby Face Nelson (Stephen Graham Doghouse, This is England) and Alvin Karpis (Giovanni Ribisi The Gift, Saving Private Ryan), Hoover christened Dillinger the country''s very first Public Enemy Number One, and unleashed Purvis to take them down by whatever means necessary. But Purvis underestimated Dillinger''s ingenuity as a master criminal, and after embarking on a frantic series of chases and shoot-outs, the dashing agent humbly surmised that he was in over his head. Outwitted and outgunned, Purvis knew that his only hope for busting Dillinger''s gang was to baptize a crew of Western ex-lawmen as official agents, and orchestrate a series of betrayals so cunning that even America''s criminal mastermind wouldn''t know what hit him. Marion Cotillard, Channing Tatum, and Stephen Dorff co-star.'
'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.'
'Documentary chronicling the mysterious life of the late jazz vocalist Jackie Paris, who is regarded by many as one of jazz''s greatest unsung heroes. After an impressive debut, Paris went on to face a series of ups and downs in his career, private tragedies and eventual obscurity. The film also tackles the deeper question of what it means to be an artist, and what can cause a talent such as Paris''s to be overlooked and underrated for a lifetime.'
'This gritty Italian film looks at the world of organised football violence. A group of AS Roma supporters known as ''Poison Brigade'' are led by the brutal Pincipe to battle it out with rival Juventus supporters, following a match in Turin. Loyalties are tested within the group when Principe''s best friend Red assumes control of the group, causing bad blood within the ''Poison Brigade''... but that''s nothing compared to the blood shed when the two football firms eventually clash.'
Yoga is one of the best ways to cultivate a connection between your mind and body. It tones muscles, increases flexibility, calms the mind and can improve overall health. Filmed on a lush, tranquil location overlooking the Pacific Ocean, this unique beginner yoga sequence will teach you yoga breathing, and take you step by step through a full range of yoga poses that will strengthen, stretch, and revitalize your body. You will notice results from your very first practice, and as you become familiar with the postures, both your yoga practice and your body will evolve in an uplifting and truly empowering way.
Yoga is a wonderful way to help you keep fit, relieve stress and ease your everyday experiences. Filmed on a beautifully serene location overlooking the Pacific Ocean, these two 30-minute programs will help you realize all the benefits of yoga by unveiling a new connection between your body and mind. The AM sequence enhances basic poses with gentle repetitions to invigorate, tone and streamline your body while reconnecting to your breathing in a new way every time you practice. The PM sequence is designed to dissolve stress as it lengthens and opens your muscles. Youll learn to use your alignment to expand your breathing capacity, nourishing your body and balancing your entire being.
Pilates can transform your body in a way no gym equipment can match. Filmed on a breathtaking location overlooking the Pacific Ocean, this dynamic beginners workout is designed to maximize calorie burn while teaching you the basics of Pilates. With a combination of Pilates-conscious cardio and mat Pilates, this sequence uses the principles of control, concentration, precision, centre, breath and fluidity to help you sculpt a new shape. The gentle, low impact exercises will strengthen and tone your whole body to develop a slimmer, leaner bodyline.
Tai Chi is well-known for bringing the mind, body and spirit together to gain balance, prevent injury and promote good health. Filmed on a tranquil location overlooking the Pacific Ocean, this program features two practices that offer personal one-on-one instruction and will allow you to experience the many layers of benefits this martial art has to offer. The first practice will revitalize and energize using the principles of Qi Gong. This Qi Gong series will focus on the breath and energy flow to prepare your mind and body for Tai Chi. In the second practice you will learn Tai Chi postures step-by-step, and then use these ancient flowing movements together in a moving meditation designed to increase the bodys natural energy. This powerful Tai Chi sequence will help clear your mind, reduce stress, enhance flexibility and promote overall wellness.
'Ballet dancers always have slender bodies that are both strong and lean with lovely proportion and gorgeous body lines. One of the greatest secrets to a dancer''s body is ballet conditioning, which focuses on all muscle groups. In this unique program, shot on a breathtaking location overlooking the Pacific Ocean, your muscles will work smoothly in unison to create a long, streamlined silhouette with flat abs, a lean lower body and beautifully defined curves. Moving gracefully and fluidly through this series of exercises, you will strengthen and stretch your way to a dancers body.'
Detective Jacob King (Steven Seagal) is one of the most celebrated homicide detectives in the country. His brutal delivery of street justice is legendary among the men and women of law enforcement. But on this latest case, he may have finally met his match in Lazereus, a cunning and perversely violent killer who is on the loose and terrorizing the inner city. Kings desperate pursuit of Lazareus takes him into the dark, depraved Memphis underworld of street sex and senseless violence.
Good Dick is a modern fairy tale about a troubled, reclusive young woman and the persistent video clerk who draws her out of her claustrophobic world by starting up a unique courtship with her.As they become closer, her sexual antipathy is met with his unflinching optimism, until finally her aggressive defenses overwhelm them both and the relationship bursts apart. Profoundly affected by his presence in her life, she finds that she has the courage to face her past., Good Dick is a modern fairy tale about a troubled, reclusive young woman and the persistent video clerk who draws her out of her claustrophobic world by starting up a unique courtship with her.As they become closer, her sexual antipathy is met with his unflinching optimism, until finally her aggressive defenses overwhelm them both and the relationship bursts apart. Profoundly affected by his presence in her life, she finds that she has the courage to face her past.Special Features:None Listed
'TWILIGHT, based on the acclaimed novel by Stephenie Meyer, is the highly-anticipated movie of the ultimate forbidden love affair between a vampire and mortal. Boasting a whole host of bright young talent including Robert Pattinson (Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire), Kristen Stewart (Into The Wild, What Just Happened) and Cam Gigandet (Never Back Down, The O.C.), the screenplay is written by Melissa Rosenberg (Step Up, The O.C.) and directed by the Award-winning filmmaker Catherine Hardwicke (Lords of Dogtown, Thirteen). Bella Swan (Kristen Stewart) has always been a little bit different, never caring about fitting in with the trendy girls at her Phoenix high school. When her mother remarries and sends Bella to live with her father in the rainy little town of Forks, Washington, she doesnt expect much of anything to change. Then she meets the mysterious and dazzlingly beautiful Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson), a boy unlike any shes ever met. Intelligent and witty, he sees straight into her soul. Soon, Bella and Edward are swept up in a passionate and decidedly unorthodox romance. Edward can run faster than a mountain lion, he can stop a moving car with his bare hands and he hasnt aged since 1918. Like all vampires, hes immortal. But he doesnt have fangs, and he doesnt drink human blood, as Edward and his family are unique among vampires in their lifestyle choice. To Edward, Bella is that thing he has waited 90 years for a soul mate. But the closer they get, the more Edward must struggle to resist the primal pull of her scent, which could send him into an uncontrollable frenzy. But what will they do when Laurent (Edi Gathegi) and James (Cam Gigandet), the Cullens mortal vampire enemies, come to town, looking for Bella? EXTRAS over 2 hours of additional material Audio commentary The Adventure Begins The Journey from page to screen A conversation with Stephanie Meyer The Comic-Con phenomenon Deleted scenes (with director introduction) Extended scenes (with director introduction) Video: Muse performing Supermassive Black Hole Video: Decod by Paramore UK premiere footage (exclusive to UK) Theatrical trailer Theatrical TV spots Becoming Edward Becoming Bella Catherine Hardwickes Vampire Kiss montage Edwards piano concert Music: The heartbeat of Twilight Catherine Hardwickes Bellas Lullaby Remix music videoSpecial Features:A conversation with Stephanie MeyerBecoming BellaBecoming EdwardCatherine Hardwicke''s ''Bella''s Lullaby Remix'' music videoCatherine Hardwicke''s Vampire Kiss montageDeleted scenes (with director introduction)Edward''s piano concertExtended scenes (with director introduction)Music: The heartbeat of TwilightThe Comic-Con phenomenonTheatrical trailerTheatrical TV spotsUK premiere footage (exclusive to UK)Video: ''Decode'' by ''Paramore''Video: ''Muse'' performing ''Supermassive Black Hole'''
'Collision tells the story of a major road accident and a group of people who have never met, but who all share one single defining moment that will change their lives. Amid the tangle of twisted metal and emotional turmoil wrought by the tragedy of a crash of this scale, are the stories of the victims, and the impact of the accident on their families, friends and colleagues. As the terrible task of investigating the cause of the carnage begins, a series of revelations emerge: from Government cover-ups and smuggling, to disturbing secrets and murder. Douglas Henshall (Primeval, French Film) and Kate Ashfield (The Children, The Diary of Anne Frank) play the senior police officers in charge of the investigations whose complicated personal lives threaten to collide with the grim job they face. Paul McGann (True Dare Kiss, Withnail and I) stars as millionaire property dealer Richard Reeves. Dean Lennox Kelly (Shameless, The Invisibles) and his brother Craig Kelly (Hotel Babylon, Queer as Folk) team up for the first time to play brothers Danny and Jeffrey Rampton, whose business dealings are about to be exposed as a result of the crash. Zoe Telford (The Palace, Marple: The Sittaford Mystery) is Jeffrey''s wife Sandra. Claire Rushbrook (Mutual Friends, Whitechapel) plays Karen Donnelly who survives the crash, but has a secret which puts her life in jeopardy again. Phil Davis (Bleak House, Whitechapel) plays Brian Edwards who escapes the carnage which kills his mother in law. His wife Christine, played by Jan Francis (U Be Dead, New Tricks) is devastated by the death of her mother, and confused by her husband''s reaction to the police questions. David Bamber (Rome, Daniel Deronda) plays Sidney Norris, a piano teacher whose guilty secrets are uncovered in the investigations'
'Today is the biggest day in Jamal Malik''s life. A Penniless, eighteen year-old orphan from the slums of Mumbai, he''s one question away from winning a staggering 20 million rupees on India''s Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? But when the show breaks for the night, suddenly, he is arrested on suspicion of cheating. After all, how could an uneducated street kid possibly know so much? Determined to get to the bottom of Jamal''s story, the jaded Police Inspector spends the night probing Jamal''s incredible past, from his riveting tales of the slums where he and his brother Salim survived by their wits to his hair-raising encounters with local gangs to his heartbreak over Latika, the unforgettable girl he loved and lost. Each chapter of Jamal''s increasingly layered story reveals where he learned the answers to the show''s seemingly impossible quizzes. But one question remains a mystery: what is this young man with no apparent desire for riches really doing on the game show? When the new day dawns and Jamal returns to answer the final question, the Inspector and sixty million viewers are about to find out... The result is the sweeping, stylish, intoxicatingly human experience of Slumdog Milliomaire, the new film from acclaimed director Danny Boyle (Trainspotting, Shallow Grave, Millions, 28 Days Later, Sunshine). Part exhilarating love story, part eye-catching journey into the underbelly of the so-called maximum city of Mumbai, part stirring tale of an Everyman''s triumph against a harsh, cynical world, Slumdog Millionaire is a visceral, action-packed Dickensian epic for the 21st Century. At the heart of its exhuberant storytelling lies the the intriguing question of how anyone comes to know the things they know about life and love. Special Features: Making-of Deleted scenes Directors commentary Featurettes.'
'In the ultra-violent world of Hong Kong''s Triad societies, one wrong move can be fatal When a drug deal goes wrong, a simple kidnap turns to murder and a secret mission becomes a savage massacre, one of Hong Kongs most ruthless Triad gangs is on the verge of self-destruction. Its riddled with greed, ambition and pursued by enemies on both sides of the law. Only its legendary leader, Lin Ho Lung (Sammo Hung) can save it by re-asserting his authority and destroying everyone who stands in his way.With a stellar cast including International Action Superstar Sammo Hung (SPL, Martial Law), Wushu World Champion Wu Jing (SPL, The Mummy 3) and Simon Yam (IP Man, Tomb Raider 2), Fatal Move is a series of stunningly gratuitous, full-contact action scenes that will leave you breathless!'
'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'
'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...'
American Gangster This Oscar nominated crime drama is based on the true story of a detective who sets out to bring down a heroin kingpin who is smuggling drugs from the Far East into America. Scarface A violent depiction of how a Cuban immigrant took over the drug empire in Miami. A classic crime drama from critically acclaimed director Brian De Palma. Casino This violent crime drama, based on a true story, focuses on the conflicts between a Jewish-American top gambling handicapper (Robert De Niro) his wife (Sharon Stone) and his violent mobster friend (Joe Pesci) as they attempt to oversee the day-to-day operations of a top casino in Las Vegas.
'39-year-old April Epner''s childish husband and school teacher colleague Benjamin/Ben leaves her, but with her biological clock ticking ever more loudly. Her dying bossy adoptive mother is very vocal about her disappointment, while her natural son Freddy, a doctor, is most understanding. Shy but fascinating British author Frank meets April, his doted son Jimmy Ray''s teacher, which soon leads to a full-flung affair. At the same time April''s birth mother Bernice Graves locates her and begins attempting to establish a relationship. On top of all these balls in the air, April discovers she''s finally expecting Ben''s baby.'
'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.
'This intense contemporary Western by award-winning young UK/Bengali filmmaker Sadik Ahmed takes place in a remote village of Bangladesh and features breathtaking locations, and leading Bangladeshi theatre actors in a story of passion, jalousy and revenge. The original set, purpose built, is the largest open air set ever built in Bangladesh. A fully functioning town and market place reminiscent of the ghost towns of the Wild West is populated by local characters, market stall holders and street orphans. The fields beyond are coloured with water buffalo, monkeys and crows. The rhythm of the drum beats as dawn rises over the marshland. The celebrations are beginning, it is independence day... A mysterious man dressed as a private guard and armed with a rifle arrives in the town of Doulthapur. This stranger, Kala, soon finds himself caught up in the midst of a bitter and feuding com- munity. The Chairman, seductive, venal and ruthless putports to represent and defend his people - but one man stands in his way - Thakur, the local Hindu landlord, driven by his own manic obsession to commerate his family by reclaiming all land on which loans are unpaid. Kala and his gun become a vital asset that each side must have. Broke and hungry, Kala begins to bargain with them. He''ll take their money but what he wants is information. He has his own mission that brought him here, to find his father, the man who raped his mother, and take revenge.'
In the year 2046, a rescue mission is sent to the outer reaches of our solar system to salvage the Event Horizon, a prototype spaces hip missing for the last seven years, whose crew vanished without a trace. As the rescuers search for survivors, they discover the terrifying secrets that lie within the mysterious space ship.
'Director John Badham''s hit film propelled John Travolta to stardom, made white polyester suits an instant fashion craze, and garnered praise for its portrayal of blue-collar life. Nineteen-year-old Brooklyn native Tony Manero (Travolta) lives for Saturday nights at the local disco, where he''s king of the club, thanks to his stylish moves on the dance floor. But outside of the club, things don''t look so rosy. At home, Tony fights constantly with his father and has to compete with his family''s starry-eyed view of his older brother, a priest. Nor can he find satisfaction at his dead-end job at a paint store. However, things begin to change when he spies Stephanie (Karen Lynn Gorney) in the disco and starts training with her for the club''s dance competition. Stephanie dreams of the world beyond Brooklyn, and her plans to move to the big city just over the bridge soon change Tony''s life forever. This portrait of young Brooklyn natives struggling to escape their sheltered lives for freedom and adventure in the big city of Manhattan defined a generation of disco dancers and 1970s youths rebelling against the more traditional expectations of their parents. Set to the popular dance music of the Bee Gees, this instant cinematic sensation revealed the fashions and aspirations of an underground culture to the world.'
'Herod (Gene Hackman), Mayor and ruler of Redemption, has turned his town into a haven for thugs and miscreants of every type. In return for his ''leniency'', he keeps 50 cents on every dollar traded by the unsavoury group. Each year, in order to weed out rivals and to protect his position of power, Herod holds a shooting contest, which attracts people from miles around, including his son, The Kid (Leonardo Di Caprio), and Cort (Russell Crowe). It''s a shoot to kill contest with the prize being a large sum of cash. Herod wins every year, so protecting his position and reputation for being the fastest killer in the West. That is until Ellen (Sharon Stone) rides into town, a six-gun strapped to her hip and revenge burning in her heart. She''s fast and furious and her mind is set on winning the ultimate prize of a duel to the death with Herod.'
'An untouchable classic, Ip Man is a glorious and evocative biopic of the man who defied an empire, pioneered the worlds most explosive fighting art, and went on to mentor Bruce Lee- the greatest martial arts icon of all time.Set in Foshan, China, during the Sino-Japanese War, Ip Man vividly brings to life the brutality of the infamous Japanese occupation, where once proud men are forced to fight to the death for a precious bag of rice. Defined by courage and humility, one man rises to the fore, Grandmaster Ip Man (Donnie Yen): a Wing Chun impresario, whose matchless fighting skill is revered all over China. Upon refusing to teach his beloved fighting art to the invading Japanese soldiers, he is forced to fight for the honour of his country in a series of battles that will culminate in a kill-or-be-killed showdown with Japans greatest fighter.With sumptuous production values, a career-defining performance from Kung Fu Superstar, Donnie Yen, and inspired close-quarter fight sequences by action-legend, Sammo Hung, Ip Man is an unforgettable event-movie experience that will define the benchmark in action-cinema for years to come. Special Features: Ultimate Edition, Original Theatrical Trailers and TV Spots Interviews ''Making Of'' Featurettes Behind The Scenes Photo Gallery ''Location/Set Design'' Featurettes Gala Premiere Deleted Scenes ''From IP MAN to Bruce Lee: Tracing The Legend'' Featurette.'
'Set in a dystopian future where infertility has led mankind to the brink of extinction, a sole pregnant woman holds the key to the survival of humanity. In 2027, the world''s youngest person has died at the age of 18. Infertility has ravaged the world, leading it into anarchy. Eastern European and African societies have collapsed, causing their remaining populace to flee to England. Set against a backdrop of warring nationalistic sects, mankind''s last remaining hope arrives in the form of Earth''s only known pregnant woman. It is up to bureaucrat Theodore Faron (Clive Owen, SIN CITY) and his revolutionary former wife Julian (Julianne Moore, MAGNOLIA) to help deliver the woman to a sanctuary at sea where it is hoped that the birth of her child could help scientists to find out how to save humanity. Based on a dystopian P.D. James science fiction novel, CHILDREN OF MEN is set in a dying anarchic world, devoid of hope, until a pregnant woman proves to be a possible saviour of mankind. Mexican director Alfonso Cuaron (Y TU MAMA TAMBIEN, HARRY POTTER AND THE PRISONER OF AZKABAN) has made a powerful, slickly shot film set in an all too believable dystopian future. The tense thriller focuses on various present day concerns of nationalism, racism and government control over its citizens, much in the same way that V FOR VENDETTA did. CHILDREN OF MEN features a superb cast and rattles along with restless energy. Special Features: Comments by Slavoj Zizek Creating the Baby Deleted Scenes Featurettes Futuristic Designs Possibility Of Hope Theo And Julian Under Attack'
Acclaimed filmmaker Michael Haneke s disturbing film portrays the alienation of a young boy, whose experience of the world is refracted through the lens of his video camera and his television screen. Arno Frisch, later to play one of the psychopathic young men in Funny Games, plays the 14 year-old Benny, who brings a girl home to his parents empty apartment where he commits a shocking act of casual violence. As with his later Funny Games , Haneke poses provocative and challenging questions about voyeurism and the relationship between violence real and imagined. Extras: Theatrical trailer/ interview with Michael Haneke
'Brad Davis (The Player, Chariots of Fire) and John Hurt (Contact, Alien) star in this riveting truestory of a young American''s nightmarish experiences in a Turkish prison and his unforgettable journey to freedom. Busted for attempting to smuggle hashish out of Istanbul, American college student Billy Hayes (Davis) is thrown into the city''s most brutal jail. After suffering through four years of sadistic torture and inhuman conditions, Billy is about to be released when his parole is denied. Only his inner courage and the support of a fellow inmate (Hurt) give him the strength to catch the Midnight Express... and escape his living hell. Special Features: Commentary with Director Alan Parker The Producers The Production The Finished Film Photo Gallery'
Winner of a Special Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival, Blue Eyelids (Parpados Azules) is a startlingly original debut exploring the quest for love, from a major new force in world cinema, Ernesto Contreras. Marina (Cecilia Suarez) wins an all-expenses-paid holiday for two through a lottery at her work. Unable to find any friend who could accompany her, she decides on Victor (Enrique Arreola), who she meets in a coffee bar. Over the course of a series of dates, Contreras presents the difficulties of finding happiness in the modern world. With a nod to the deadpan comedy of Aki Kaurismaki and Tsai-Ming Liang, and featuring music by Ray Davies, Blue Eyelids is a heartfelt, subtly nuanced drama that marks out Ernesto Contreras as a director to watch. Special Features: Interview with Director Ernesto Contreras Trailer
'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.'
'How does life measure up for a 13-year old girl?Maeve McCarthy is 13 and trying to make sense of everything all at once - bodies, boys, friendships and family. Her best mates, Ruth, Claire and Orla, are more experienced in the ways of the world. They wear bras already (except Claire the feminist) and they''ve all had boyfriends. The new bra is a start but the girls really hope Maeve can find a fella, even offering kissing lessons to get her started. When Maeve attracts the attention of local heart-throb Brian, she abandons her girlfriends just when they need her most. Snubbed by her mates and in serious trouble at home, Maeve is forced to learn some hard lessons about what''s really important in life.'
On a dark, deserted street a half naked, visibly abused girl runs screaming. Bruised, bloody and suffering from dementia she is eventually rescued by the local police. Her name is Lucie and shes been missing for over a year but refuses to give away any information describing her captors or any details concerning her violent abduction. During an intensive investigation the police eventually discover an abandoned slaughterhouse containing what looks like a torture chamber. But what exactly took place and how Lucie managed to escape remains a mystery. Many years after the horrific incident a seemingly normal family have an unexpected guest during breakfast. Their surprise visitor is a distraught young woman carrying a loaded shotgun, intent on revenge. Directed by Pascal Laugier (House Of Voices), MARTYRS is an incredibly disturbing experience that goes beyond the constraints of an average Horror/Thriller and into the dark psychological depths of human drama and suffering. Extremely terrifying, utterly believable, provocative and ultimately tragic, MARTYRS is one of the most unforgettable films youll ever witness.
'12 Rounds: When New Orleans police detective Danny Fisher (WWE''s John Cena) stops a brilliant theif from getting away with a multi-million dollar heist, the thief''s girlfriend is accidentally killed. After escaping from prison, the criminal mastermind enacts his revenge, taunting Danny with 12 rounds of near-impossible puzzles and tasks that he must somehow complete to save the life of the woman he loves. With scenes not seen in cinemas. The Marine: A non-stop action packed movie, with high quality stunts and big no-nonsense explosions. A group of diamond thieves on the run kidnap the wife of a recently discharge marine who goes on a chase through the swamps of South Carolina to retrieve her. Behind Enemy Lines: Columbia: ESCAPE IS ONLY THE BEGINNING... Starring Joe Manganiello (Spider-Man) and WWE''s Mr. Kennedy, this thrilling action-packed sequel delivers an all-new level of excitement! In the jungles of Colombia, there''s nowhere to run... forcing a covert team of U.S. Navy SEALs to make their own solutions in this riveting and explosive new film that takes the Behind Enemy Lines franchise into bold new territory! Colombia is in chaos, caught in a bitter war between its government and insurgent guerillas.While on a secret mission to observe a meeting between the two factions, the SEALs suddenly find themselves framed for the murder of leaders from both sides! Now, abandoned by their own government, the group must survive long enough to prove their innocence and prevent the brutal war from spilling over the border. Walking Tall: In Walking Tall, Dwayne The Rock Johnson plays Chris Vaughn, a retired soldier who returns to his hometown to make a new life for himself, only to discover his wealthy high school rival, Jay Hamilton (Neal McDonough), has closed the once-prosperous lumber mill and turned the town''s resources towards his own criminal gains. The place Chris grew up is now overrun with crime, drugs, and violence. Enlisting the help of his old pal Ray Templeton (Johnny Knoxville), Chris gets elected sheriff and vows to shut down Hamilton''s operations. His actions endanger his family and threaten his own life, but Chris refuses to back down until his hometown once again feels like home.'
'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,'
'Presented in an all-new director-approved digital transfer, Celia is a tale of lost innocence set during a long hot summer in 1950''s Australia. Seen through refreshingly non-sentimental eyes, it stylishly evokes the surreal childhood world of rituals, games and gangs and the incomprehensible nature of adults. Special features include New filmed interview with director, Ann Turner Booklet containing essays about the film All new director-approved digital transfer from original negative materials with restored picture and sound. Awards won by the film include WINNER - 1989 Crteil International Women''s Film Festival WINNER - AFI Award, Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Victoria Longley). The film was also included on the Best Films of the Year (1989) in The Vilalge Voice, Film Comment, The Face and The Seattle Times.'
This epic tale of love, friendship and betrayal set against the complex historical backdrop of the former Yugoslavia, is regarded by many as the finest achievement of Emir Kusturicas remarkable career. Following the story of two friends and the woman with whom they are both in love, Underground is a visionary allegory of Balkan vitality, energy, humour and the will to survive. Special Features: Interviews With Director Cristian Mungiu, Actress Anamaria Marinca and Producer Oleg Mutu Theatrical Trailer Romanian Tour Featurette Making of documentary Interview with the Dardenne brothers Emir Kusturica interview
'Having to spend Christmas apart was always going to be difficult for new boyfriends Nathan and Gunn. After all, Nathan has to spend the festive season with his distant, cold Mum and Dad and Gunn is going to have to go right back in the closet to survive the holidays with his wacky parents. But when Nathan surprises everyone by turning up unannounced on the doorstep Gunn is forced to juggle his desperate charade whilst curbing the couple''s ever-growing desire to be in each other''s arms. It soon becomes clear that he is going to have to make a tough call - come out of that Christmas closet or spend this vacation a virgin! A worldwide festival hit with a heart of gold and filled with bright, witty dialogue, Make The Yuletide Gay is one holiday treat you will want to savour many times over.'
'Join us atMAMMA MIA!and enjoy the ultimate feel-good factor at the worlds sunniest and most exhilarating smash-hit musical! Set on a Greek island paradise, a story of love, friendship and identity is cleverly told through the timeless songs ofABBA. Sophies quest to discover the father shes never known brings her mother face to face with three men from her distant romantic past on the eve of a wedding theyll never forget! Since premiering in London 18 years ago, this irresistibly funny comedy has thrilled over 60 million people all around the world. There''s never been a better time to see this unforgettable musical in the West End, where it all began. Whatever age you are, you cant help but have the time of your life atMAMMA MIA!'
'America''s sweetheart in every way, Bettie Page became an icon of the 1950s, winning hearts with a sweet smile and girl-next-door demeanor, which could quickly morph into that of a vixen in bondage, or a playful, naughty kitten. She was discovered in New York City after a difficult but triumphant childhood in Nashville, Tennessee, by an amateur photographer for whom she agreed to pose. Bettie went on to become the nation''s most beloved pin-up model, achieving her greatest renown as a 1955 PLAYBOY centrefold. Prominently positioned in the public eye, she nonetheless ended her career in 1957 and moved to Florida under rather mysterious circumstances. This documentary concentrates on Bettie''s last three years at a pin-up model before her disappearance. During this time she was working with Irving Klaw, the first famous fetish photographer, who made Bettie one of the first bondage models. Klaw was investigated by the US Senate, and subsequently destroyed many of his photographs. DARK ANGEL accurately recreates some of the lost work in Klaw''s original style.'
'This film adaptation of GREASE is the zippy smash hit translation from the Broadway musical tribute to the fabulous 1950s. As a new school year begins, wholesome Australian exchange student Sandy (pop star Olivia Newton-John) and duck-tailed, leather-jacketed Danny (John Travolta) parlay their summertime romance into an on-and-off attraction that may or may not cross clique lines. Sandy seriously cramps Danny''s style, so he dumps her. In response, Sandy begins dating a wholesome athlete, but, as a hedge, she also joins the gum-chewin'', tough-talkin'' clique known as the Pink Ladies. One of the most beloved musicals of all time, the popular soundtrack includes ''You''re the One that I Want,'' ''Hopelessly Devoted to You,'' ''Sandy,'' ''Summer Nights,'' and the title tune. GREASE was a phenomenon when it was released in 1978, taking the box office by storm and the soundtrack album topped the charts. John Travoltawho had broken free from supporting roles in the previous year''s SATURDAY NIGHT FEVERcemented his reputation as one of Hollywood''s most bankable stars and Olivia Newton-John''s recording career benefitted immeasurably from the success of the film, but GREASE''s appeal has yet to wane, as it has been loved by every successive generation in the decades that have passed since.'
A Dreamworks animation film, Monsters Vs. Aliens features a host of stars including Reese Witherspoon, Seth Rogen, Kiefer Sutherland and Will Arnett and is helmed by Rob Lettermen (Shark Tale) and Conrad Vernon (Shrek 2).When California girl Susan Murphy (Reece Witherspoon) is unexpectedly hit by a meteor full of outer space gunk, she mysteriously grows to 49-feet-11-inches tall and is instantly labeled a monster named Ginormica. The military jumps into action, and she is captured and held in a secret government compound. The world learns that the military has been quietly rounding up other monsters over the years. This ragtag group consists of the brilliant but insect-headed Dr. Cockroach, Ph.D. (Hugh Laurie) the macho half-ape, half-fish The Missing Link (Will Arnett) the gelatinous and indestructible B.O.B. (Seth Rogan) and the 350-foot grub called Insectosaurus. Their confinement time is cut short however, when a mysterious alien robot lands on Earth and begins storming the country. As a last resort, under the guidance of General W.R. Monger (Kiefer Sutherland) - on a desperate order from The President (Stephen Colbert), the motley crew of Monsters is called into action to combat the aliens and save the world from imminent destruction
'Hotel For Dogs stars Emma Roberts, Jake T. Austin, Kyla Pratt with Lisa Kudrow, Kevin Dillon and Don Cheadle in a smart, funny comedy adventure that shows how far love and imagination can take you. When 16 year old Andi (Roberts) and her younger brother, Bruce (Austin), find themselves in a foster home with a strict ''no pets'' policy, Andi has to use her quick wit to help find a new home for their dog, Friday. The kids stumble upon an abandoned hotel and begin transforming it into the perfect home for Friday - as well as all the strays in the city. In no time, the kids have transformed the old hotel into something truly magical: a home for both the dogs and for themselves. But they have also aroused the suspicions of the police who want to know - who let the dogs in?'
'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'