February 2005 DVD & Blu-rays

Shall We Dance?

John Clark is a man with a wonderful job, a charming wife and a loving family, who nevertheless feels that somethin… more

John Clark is a man with a wonderful job, a charming wife and a loving family, who nevertheless feels that something is missing as he makes his way every day through the city. Each evening on his commute home, John sees a beautiful woman, staring with a lost expression through the window of a dance studio. Haunted by her gaze, John impulsively jumps off the train one night, and sings up for dance lessons, hoping to meet her. At first, it seems like a mistake. His teacher turns out to be not Paulina, but the older Miss Mitzi, and John proves just as clumsy as his equally clueless classmates on the dance-floor. Even worse, when he does not meet Paulina, she icily tells John she hopes he has come to the studio to seriously study dance and not to look for a date. But, as his lessons continue, John falls in love with dancing. Keeping his new obsession fro his family and co-workers, John feverishly trains for Chicago's biggest dance competition. His friendship with Paulina blossoms, as his enthusiasm rekindles her own lost passion for dance. But the more time John spends away from home, the more his wife becomes suspicious. With his secret about to be revealed, John will have to do some fancy footwork to keep his dream going and realize what it is he really yearns for.

Richard Jenkins, Simon Fields, Jennifer Lopez… more

Richard Jenkins, Simon Fields, Jennifer Lopez, Peter Chelsom, Richard Gere, Stanley Tucci, Audrey Wells, Bobby Canavale

Drama Comedy Dance
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She Hate Me

Harvard, MBA-educated biotech executive John Henry "Jack" Armstrong (Anthony Mackie) gets fired when he informs on… more

Harvard, MBA-educated biotech executive John Henry "Jack" Armstrong (Anthony Mackie) gets fired when he informs on his bosses and initiates an investigation into their business dealings by the Securities & Exchange Commission. Branded a whistle-blower and therefore unemployable, Jack desperately needs to make a living. When his former girlfriend Fatima (Kerry Washington), a high powered businesswoman and now a lesbian, offers him cash to impregnate her and her new girlfriend Alex (Dania Ramirez), Jack is persuaded by the chance to make "easy" money. Word spreads and soon Jack is in the baby-making business at $10,000 a tryst. Lesbians with a desire for motherhood and the cash to spare are lining up to seek his services. But, between the attempts by his former employers to frame him for securities fraud and his dubious fathering activities, Jack finds his life, all at once, becoming very complicated.

Anthony Mackie, Spike Lee, Sarita Choudhury… more

Anthony Mackie, Spike Lee, Sarita Choudhury, Kerry Washington, Ellen Barkin, Monica Bellucci, Jim Brown, Ossie Davis

Drama Comedy

The Grudge

The normal façade of a modest house in Tokyo belies the hidden terror within. It is possessed by a violent plague t… more

The normal façade of a modest house in Tokyo belies the hidden terror within. It is possessed by a violent plague that destroys the lives of everyone who enters. Known as 'The Grudge,' this curse causes its victims to die in the grip of a powerful rage. Those who are fatally afflicted by the curse die and a new curse is born--passed like a virus to all those who enter the house in an endless, growing chain of horror. Karen is an exchange student studying social work in Japan who innocently agrees to cover for a nurse who didn't show up for work. When she enters the assigned home, she discovers an elderly American woman, Emma, who is lost in a catatonic state while the rest of the house appears deserted and disheveled. As she is tending to the stricken old woman, Karen hears scratching sounds from upstairs. When she investigates, she is faced with a supernatural horror more frightening than she could ever imagine. Within this house, a chain of terror has been set in motion resulting from a terrifying evil that was born years before. As more people die, Karen is pulled into the cycle of horror and learns the secret of the vengeful curse that has taken root in this house. Now she must stop it before it's too late.

Bill Pullman, Taka Ichise, William Mapother… more

Bill Pullman, Taka Ichise, William Mapother, Grace Zabriskie, Yuya Ozeki, Takashi Shimizu, Sam Raimi, Rob Tapert

Thriller Suspense Horror Remake Supernatural
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America's Heart and Soul

America is a vast country--three thousand miles from end to end. But it's not the land that makes America so specia… more

America is a vast country--three thousand miles from end to end. But it's not the land that makes America so special--it's the people. Filmmaker Louis Schwartzberg packed-up his camera and hit the road, with a goal of capturing both the unparalleled beauty of the land and the incomparable spirit of the people. He connects with people, capturing their values, dreams, and passion in a journey that reveals the stories--unusual, captivating, inspiring and emotional--that make Americans into something more than a collection of individuals. It's a celebration of a nation told through the voices of its people.

Vincent Ueber, Minnie Bates Yancey, Louis Schwartzberg… more

Vincent Ueber, Minnie Bates Yancey, Louis Schwartzberg, Jan Ross, Roudy Roudebush, Ann Savoy, Marc Savoy, Mosie Burks

Documentary Music
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Ray

Born in a poor town in Georgia, Ray Charles went blind at the age of seven shortly after witnessing his younger bro… more

Born in a poor town in Georgia, Ray Charles went blind at the age of seven shortly after witnessing his younger brother's accidental death. Inspired by a fiercely independent mother who insisted he make his own way in the world, Charles found his calling and his gift behind a piano keyboard. Touring across the Southern musical circuit, the soulful singer gained a reputation and then exploded with worldwide fame when he pioneered incorporating gospel, country, jazz and orchestral influences into his inimitable style. As he revolutionized the way people appreciated music, he simultaneously fought segregation in the very clubs that launched him and championed artists' rights within the corporate music business. "Ray" provides an unflinching portrait of Charles' musical genius as he overcomes drug addiction while transforming into one of this country's most beloved performers.

Jamie Foxx, Harry Lennix, Taylor Hackford… more

Jamie Foxx, Harry Lennix, Taylor Hackford, Terrence Dashon Howard, Larenz Tate, Sharon Warren, Mark Rydell, Stuart Benjamin

Drama Historical Biography Musical
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Vanity Fair

Set in early 19th-century London. The daughter of a starving English artist and a French chorus girl, Becky is orph… more

Set in early 19th-century London. The daughter of a starving English artist and a French chorus girl, Becky is orphaned at a young age. Even as a child, she yearns for a more glamorous life than her birthright promises. As she leaves Miss Pinkerton's Academy at Chiswick, Becky resolves to conquer English society by any means possible. She deploys all of her wit, guile, and sexuality as she makes her way up into high society during the first quarter of the 19th century. Becky's ascension to the heights of society commences when she gains employment as governess to the daughters of eccentric Sir Pitt Crawley. Becky wins over the children, and the Crawley family's rich spinster Aunt Matilda as well. The rural Hampshire household comes to find her indispensable, and Matilda comes to confide in the bright young woman. But Becky knows that she cannot be a true part of English society until she moves to the city. When Matilda invites her to come live in London, Becky eagerly accepts. There, Becky is reunited with her best friend Amelia Sedley, who-having grown up comfortably—does not share Becky's more brazen ambitions. Hewing close to the family she already knows so well, Becky secretly marries dashing heir Rawdon Crawley but when Matilda discovers their union, she casts the newlyweds out. When Napoleon invades Europe, Rawdon bravely reports to the front lines. Pregnant Becky stands by distraught newlywed Amelia, whose own husband George Osborne is also called to fight. When George does not survive the Battle of Waterloo, Becky's friendship with Amelia is strained beyond repair. Becky is reunited with Rawdon and gives birth to a boy, but, post-war, money and comforts are sparse for the trio. More intent than ever on gaining acceptance into London society and living well, Becky finds a patron in the powerful Marquess of Steyne. Steyne's whims enable Becky to realize her dreams, but the ultimate cost may be too high for her.

Donna Gigliotti, Douglas Hodge, Jonathan Rhys Meyers… more

Donna Gigliotti, Douglas Hodge, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Julian Fellowes, Reese Witherspoon, James Purefoy, Rhys Ifans, Lydia Dean Pilcher

Drama Historical
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Mr. 3000

Funnyman Bernie Mac brings his irreverent comedy to the big screen to star in this hysterical movie abo… more

Funnyman Bernie Mac brings his irreverent comedy to the big screen to star in this hysterical movie about an over-the-hill ballplayer who learns there's more to the game than individual stats and a Hall-of-Fame plaque. Stan Ross (Mac) once loved the game of baseball, playing with passion, energy, and every ounce of his natural talent. But somewhere along the way, the fame went to his head. The self-centered star ended his career prematurely, shocking his teammates by selfishly quitting the game in the middle of a season, right after getting his 3,000th hit—the unofficial key to baseball's Hall of Fame. Now, ten years later, three of Mr. 3000's hits have been disqualified, and the 47-year- old out-of-shape former slugger attempts a comeback—hitting the gym and facing down pitchers half his age—only to find that three hits are a lot harder to come by than they used to be! The media love to hate the bigheaded basher and they're going to delight in ripping him for every strikeout. With only his ex- flame (Angela Bassett) believing in him, for once in his life, Stan must either rediscover his passion for the national pastime—or settle for living as "Mr. 2997."

Angela Bassett, Gary Barber, Evan Jones… more

Angela Bassett, Gary Barber, Evan Jones, Paul Sorvino, Charles Stone, Roger Birnbaum, Maggie Wilde, Eric Champnella

Comedy Sports
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Hair Show

Peaches, a hair stylist from Baltimore, and her estranged sister, Angela, the owner of an upscale salon in Beverly… more

Peaches, a hair stylist from Baltimore, and her estranged sister, Angela, the owner of an upscale salon in Beverly Hills, get reacquainted when Peaches decides to attend a celebration for Angela in L.A. The reunion is bittersweet and worsens when Angela finds out that Peaches is on the run from the IRS and has only a few days to pay $50,000 in back taxes. After some hilarious moments and passionate exchanges the two sisters join forces to fight off a pesky rival salon owner Marcella and save Peaches from her troubles by competing for a lucrative cash prize and bragging rights at the city's annual hair show. "Hair Show" proves that blood and family run thicker than water.

Taraji P. Henson, Jeff Clanagan, Joe Torry… more

Taraji P. Henson, Jeff Clanagan, Joe Torry, Leslie Small, Nikkole Denson, Andrea Allen-Wiley, Sherri Mcgee, Mo'Nique

Comedy
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Shark Tale

Oscar is a fast-talking little fish who dreams big. But his big dreams land him in hot water when a great white lie… more

Oscar is a fast-talking little fish who dreams big. But his big dreams land him in hot water when a great white lie turns him into an unlikely hero. At first, his fellow fish swallow Oscar's story hook, line and sinker and he is showered with fame and fortune. It's all going along swimmingly, until it starts to become clear that Oscar's tale about being the defender of the Reef is all wet. Oscar is finding out that being a hero comes at a Market Price when his lie threatens to make him the Catch of the Day. Now he has to tread water until he can get the scales to tip back in his favor again.

Will Smith, Angelina Jolie, Jack Black… more

Will Smith, Angelina Jolie, Jack Black, Robert De Niro, Vicky Jenson, Martin Scorsese, Mark Swift, Michael J Wilson

Comedy Crime Gangster Family Kids Animation
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Fade to Black

An intimate look at hip-hop artist Shawn carter, Jay-Z, revealing the multiple Grammy Award winning artist as never… more

An intimate look at hip-hop artist Shawn carter, Jay-Z, revealing the multiple Grammy Award winning artist as never before, from his background and rise to fame to the recording of his last album. The film chronicles the legendary concert of Jay-Z's performance at Madison Square Garden in November 2003. In an unprecedented event, a hip-hop artist sold out an arena in only two hours. Nearly one year later, fans and artists alike still reflect on this monumental musical night. The event was a spectacular culmination of Jay-Z's recording career prior to his self-proclaimed retirement from solo performing. Yet this one night also defined a musical generation, showcasing the evolution and reach of the world's most popular music genre. Guest performers included Jay-Z's closest friends and music industry colleagues: Beyoncé, Mary J. Blige, Missy Elliott, R. Kelly, Foxy Brown, Pharrell, and Questlove and The Illadelphonics along with appearances by hip hop icons Damon Dash, Rick Rubin, Slick Rick, P. Diddy and many others. Viewers get the rare glimpse of Jay-Z's creative process as he searches for inspiration, poetry, and perfection in his songs. Narrated by Jay-Z, his account of the night takes on reflections of his entire musical career and his journey that led to this one astounding, fabled evening—rightfully called "Fade To Black".

Mary J. Blige, Patrick Paulson, Michael John Warren… more

Mary J. Blige, Patrick Paulson, Michael John Warren, Bob Ezrin, Rich Kleiman, Justin Wilkes, Shawn Carter, Beyonce Knowles

Documentary

The Notebook

Based on the acclaimed best seller by Nicholas Sparks and directed by Nick Cassavetes ("John Q")," The Notebook" is… more

Based on the acclaimed best seller by Nicholas Sparks and directed by Nick Cassavetes ("John Q")," The Notebook" is a sweeping love story starring Academy Award nominees James Garner, Gena Rowlands and Joan Allen opposite newcomers Ryan Gosling ("Murder by Numbers") and Rachel McAdams. As a man (Garner) reads from a faded notebook to the woman (Rowlands) he regularly visits at a nursing home, his words bring to life the story of a young couple (Gosling and McAdams) who are separated by World War II, then passionately reunited 14 years later after their lives have taken different paths. Adapted by Jan Sardi with a screenplay by Jeremy Leven (Don Juan DeMarco), "The Notebook" reveals an epic story of love lost and found, of new beginnings and second chances.

Rachel McAdams, Sam Shepard, Nick Cassavetes… more

Rachel McAdams, Sam Shepard, Nick Cassavetes, Jan Sardi, Jeremy Leven, Mark Andrus, Madeline Leven, Lowell Ganz

Drama Romance Teen
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Zelary

It is the 1940s and the Czech lands have been occupied by the Nazis. Eliska is a young woman who was unable to comp… more

It is the 1940s and the Czech lands have been occupied by the Nazis. Eliska is a young woman who was unable to complete medical school because the Germans closed the universities and now works as a nurse in a city hospital. She is also involved in the resistance movement along with her lover, the surgeon Richard, and their friend Dr. Chldek. One night, a man from a rural mountain area is brought to the hospital with serious injuries and desperately needs a transfusion. Eliska is the only one with the same blood type. Her blood saves his life and a connection is formed between the two that in the course of the story becomes an extraordinarily strong relationship between the modern, cosmopolitan, and educated Eliska and the barbaric, salt of the earth man with the soul of a child, Joza. The resistance group that the doctors are involved in is discovered and hunted by the Gestapo and suddenly their lives are threatened. While Eliska's lover, Richard, flees the country overnight, the group quickly has to find a different safe haven for her. They ask Joza, the patient whose life she saved with her blood, to hide her in his remote mountain cabin. Eliska is forced to leave her urban life and all at once become a new woman: Hana, the wife of a mountain man. Her new home is the wild mountain village where time stopped one hundred and fifty years ago called Zelary.

Ondrej Trojan, Kveta Legátová, Petr Jarchovský… more

Ondrej Trojan, Kveta Legátová, Petr Jarchovský, Anna Geislerová, György Cserhalmi, Jaroslava Adamová, Miroslav Donutil

Drama Romance

Robot Stories

Winner of over 22 film festival awards, "Robot Stories" is science fiction from the heart, four stories in which ut… more

Winner of over 22 film festival awards, "Robot Stories" is science fiction from the heart, four stories in which utterly human characters struggle to connect in a world of robot babies and android office workers. The stories include: "My Robot Baby," in which a couple must care for a robot baby before adopting a human child; "The Robot Fixer," in which a mother tries to connect with her dying son by completing his toy robot collection; "Machine Love," in which an office worker android learns that he, too, needs love; and "Clay," in which an old sculptor must choose between natural death and digital immortality.

Karin Chien, Tamlyn Tomita, Greg Pak… more

Karin Chien, Tamlyn Tomita, Greg Pak, Kim Ima, James Saito, Sab Shimono, Wai Ching Ho

Drama Fantasy Sci-Fi

Bright Young Things

A group of young geniuses are drawn together by a mysterious advertisement, then suspiciously abandoned on an islan… more

A group of young geniuses are drawn together by a mysterious advertisement, then suspiciously abandoned on an island, where they scramble to sort out their collective fate.

Imelda Staunton, Jim Carter, James McAvoy… more

Imelda Staunton, Jim Carter, James McAvoy, Michael Sheen, Emily Mortimer, Stephen Campbell Moore, Dan Ackroyd, Jim Broadbent

Comedy Foreign
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Eulogy

When three generations of a dysfunctional family gather in Rhode Island to bury the family patriarch, members of th… more

When three generations of a dysfunctional family gather in Rhode Island to bury the family patriarch, members of the Collins clan are at each other's throats in no time. Son Daniel is a secret porn actor, and daughter Lucy is a lesbian. Lucy totes along her lover Judy to the outrage of Lucy's aggressively neurotic sister Alice, whose hysterical overreaction to the pair's marriage plans ought to tell everyone something. Rounding out the delightful crowd are dim brother Skip, whose unfailingly rude twin sons offer caustic commentary on their elders' infantile predilections; matriarchal widow Charlotte, who becomes so justifiably distraught at the insanity of her children she tries to commit suicide; and Kate, a confused but comely college freshman who juggles preparation of the eulogy with internal debate over what to do with her childhood friend-turned-suitor, Ryan.

Richard B. Lewis, Steven Haft, Hank Azaria… more

Richard B. Lewis, Steven Haft, Hank Azaria, Zooey Deschanel, Piper Laurie, Kelly Preston, Rip Torn, Michael Clancy

Comedy
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Saw

A young man named Adam (Leigh Whannell) wakes to find himself chained to a rusty pipe inside a decrepit subterranea… more

A young man named Adam (Leigh Whannell) wakes to find himself chained to a rusty pipe inside a decrepit subterranean chamber. Chained to the opposite side of the room is another bewildered captive, Dr. Lawrence Gordon (Cary Elwes). Between them is a dead man lying in a pool of blood, holding a .38 in his hand. Neither man knows why he has been abducted; but instructions left on a microcassette, order Dr. Gordon to kill Adam within eight hours. If he fails to do so, then both men will die, and Dr. Gordon's wife, Alison (Monica Potter), and his daughter will be killed. Recalling a recent murder investigation by a police detective named Tapp (Danny Glover), Dr. Gordon realizes he and Adam are the next victims of a psychopathic genius known only as "Jigsaw." With only a few hours left to spare, they must unravel the elaborate puzzle of their fate in the midst of mounting terror. The killer has provided them with only a few clues and two handsaws—too weak to break their steel shackles, but strong enough to cut through flesh and bone...

James Wan, Leigh Whannell, Gregg Hoffman… more

James Wan, Leigh Whannell, Gregg Hoffman, Mark Burg, Cary Elwes, Danny Glover, Shawnee Smith, Oren Koules

Thriller Suspense Horror
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Taxi

Belle Williams is a speed demon. Flying through the streets of New York in her tricked-out taxi, she's earned a rep… more

Belle Williams is a speed demon. Flying through the streets of New York in her tricked-out taxi, she's earned a rep as New York's fastest cabbie. But driving a hack is only a pit stop for her real dream: Belle wants to be a race car champion. And she's well on her way—until she's derailed by overeager cop Andy Washburn, whose undercover skills are matched only by his total ineptitude behind the wheel. Washburn, whose lack of vehicular skills has landed him in the precinct doghouse, is hot on the heels of a gang of beautiful Brazilian bank robbers, led by Vanessa, their cold, calculating—and leggy—leader. To nab the evasive crooks, drivers license-less Washburn convinces Belle to team up with him to pursue Vanessa and crew. Belle has carte blanche to drive at any speed and break any law. The car-less cop and speed-demon cabbie—New York's unlikeliest partners— begin a high-speed game of cat and mouse with the robbers. That is, if Belle and Washburn don't end up killing each other first.

Tim Story, Luc Besson, Robert Ben Garant… more

Tim Story, Luc Besson, Robert Ben Garant, Queen Latifah, Jim Kouf, Thomas Lennon, Jimmy Fallon, Gisele Bundchen

Action Adventure Comedy Crime Remake
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Donnie Darko

Donnie is a troubled high school student: in therapy, prone to sleepwalking and in possession of an imaginary frien… more

Donnie is a troubled high school student: in therapy, prone to sleepwalking and in possession of an imaginary friend, a six-foot rabbit named Frank, who tells him the world is going to end in 28 days, 6 hours, 42 minutes and 12 seconds. During that time he will navigate teenage life, narrowly avoid death in the form of a falling jet engine, follow Frank's maladjusted instructions and try to maintain the space-time continuum.

Jake Gyllenhaal, Nancy Juvonen, Jena Malone… more

Jake Gyllenhaal, Nancy Juvonen, Jena Malone, Noah Wyle, Richard Kelly, Sean McKittrick, Adam Fields, Drew Barrymore

Fantasy Horror Romance Sci-Fi Mystery

Purple Butterfly

Itami, a young Japanese man, falls deeply in love with Cynthia, a beautiful Chinese girl. Their brief happiness end… more

Itami, a young Japanese man, falls deeply in love with Cynthia, a beautiful Chinese girl. Their brief happiness ends when he is called home for his military service and they are forced to part. Three years later, Shanghai has been unofficially occupied by Japan. Cynthia - now known as Ding Hui—is working for Purple Butterfly, a resistance group planning to assassinate Yamamoto, head of the Japanese secret service. Itami is also in Shanghai, operating as a secret agent and reporting directly to Yamamoto.

Lou Ye, Wang Wei, Ziyi Zhang… more

Lou Ye, Wang Wei, Ziyi Zhang, Liu Ye, Toru Nakamura, Li Bingbing, Feng Yuangzheng

Foreign

Raise Your Voice

Terri Fletcher is a small town girl with big time dreams. Blessed with a naturally joyful singing voice, Terri has… more

Terri Fletcher is a small town girl with big time dreams. Blessed with a naturally joyful singing voice, Terri has her sights set on attending the Bristol-Hillman Conservatory in Los Angeles--the most celebrated summer music program in the country. Although she has plenty of raw talent, her lofty aspirations are quickly dashed by her overbearing father, Simon, and the tragic loss of her beloved brother, Paul, who had secretly submitted a demo video of Terri that ultimately results in an acceptance letter to join the prestigious program. A despondent Terri resigns herself to staying home for the summer when her mother Frances and Aunt Nina intervene and covertly devise a plan to keep her from missing out on the opportunity of a lifetime. Upon her arrival in Los Angeles, Terri is quickly introduced to the ultra -competitive, high-stakes environment of the big city. Lacking any formal training, she struggles to make friends and to find her voice amongst the highly gifted group of musical students. Inspired by the mentoring lessons of Mr. Torvald, Terri pushes herself to master the intricate musical arrangements taught in the highly advanced program. As the students prepare for their final performance to determine the winner of the school's $10,000 academic scholarship, Terri partners with a fellow student, Jay. Resulting in a romantic bond with the rough-and-tumble musician. Leaving her fears and anxiety behind, Terri must learn to step into the spotlight and rediscover the artistic musical passion that burns inside of her.

Anthony Rhulen, Jason Ritter, John Corbett… more

Anthony Rhulen, Jason Ritter, John Corbett, Rebecca De Mornay, David Keith, Sean McNamara, Sara Risher, Rebecca Heller

Comedy Musical Teen

National Lampoon's Blackball

Try as he might, Cliff Starkey just can't keep out of trouble. With a dead- end career, there's not much that makes… more

Try as he might, Cliff Starkey just can't keep out of trouble. With a dead- end career, there's not much that makes him want to get out of bed in the mornings… except his one passion: Lawn Bowls. Almost as soon as he learned how to walk, he displayed a genius for the sport. To the dismay of the elderly, uptight bowls fraternity in town, Cliff honed his mastery of the game alone, playing by no one's rules but his own. But the time has come for his skill to be recognized, and Rick Schwartz (Vince Vaughn), an American sports agent, is going to ensure that this ‘Bad Boy' of bowls gets the spotlight he deserves. Cliff's rock ‘n' roll attitude and army of screaming female fans soon take England by storm, but can he take on the stuffy, business-like attitude of the Bowls Association and his senior arch-rival, Ray Speight? Starkey is only one match away from super-stardom as he competes with Ray in a ball-busting championship showdown!

Imelda Staunton, James Cromwell, Mel Smith… more

Imelda Staunton, James Cromwell, Mel Smith, Vince Vaughn, Tim Firth, Paul Kaye, Alice Evans, Bernard Cribbins

Comedy
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My Architect

In this documentary, Nathaniel Kahn examines the life and career of his father, Philadelphia architect Louis I. Kah… more

In this documentary, Nathaniel Kahn examines the life and career of his father, Philadelphia architect Louis I. Kahn (1901-1974), whose work included the Salk Institute and the Parliament and Capitol Buildings in Dhaka, Bangladesh, before dying of a heart attack in a Penn Station bathroom in 1974, unidentified and broke despite having been one of the century's most influential architects. Louis Kahn also led three different personal lives, with three different families, fathering a daughter with his wife, and a child each by two other lovers (one of whom was the mother of Nathaniel, who was 11 when his father died).

Nathaniel Kahn, Louis I. Kahn

Historical Documentary

Into the Sun

A retired special agent is drawn into the treacherous world of the yakuza in order to protect his family.

William Atherton, Steven Seagal, Elie Samaha… more

William Atherton, Steven Seagal, Elie Samaha, Kevin Van Thompson, Joe Halpin, Trevor Miller, Takao Osawa, Ken Lo

Drama Action Adventure

The Motorcycle Diaries

Based on the respective diaries of two Argentines, Ernesto Guevara de la Serna (later known as "El Che") and Albert… more

Based on the respective diaries of two Argentines, Ernesto Guevara de la Serna (later known as "El Che") and Alberto Granado, the new film from award-winning director Walter Salles follows a journey of self-discovery, tracing the origins of a revolutionary heart. In January 1952, Ernesto and Alberto set out on a road trip to discover the real Latin America. Ernesto (Gael Garcia Bernal) is a 23 year-old medical student specializing in leprology, and Alberto (Rodrigo de la Serna) is a 29 year-old biochemist. With a highly romantic sense of adventure, the two friends leave their familiar Buenos Aires surroundings on a rickety 1939 Norton 500. Their experiences awaken within them the men they will later become by defining the ethical and political journey that they will take in their lives.

Michael Nozik, Edgard Tenenbaum, Karen Tenkhoff… more

Michael Nozik, Edgard Tenenbaum, Karen Tenkhoff, Jose Rivera, Gael García Bernal, Rodrigo De la Serna, Mía Maestro, Mercedes Morán

Drama

Last Life in the Universe

Hiding from an unknown past, the Mishima-identified and moppishly-coiffed Kenji seems determined on a premature ren… more

Hiding from an unknown past, the Mishima-identified and moppishly-coiffed Kenji seems determined on a premature rendezvous with oblivion: when first we meet him, he's already swinging by the neck from a makeshift noose. (Or is he?) If only Nid, the beautiful Thai woman Kenji spies between the shelves one day, hadn't managed to die first. And if only Nid's acid-tongued sister, Noi -- who inadvertently begins seducing the suicidal loner back into the chaos of life -- weren't leaving for Osaka on the Monday morning plane... Who are we? Where are we? Who do we desire? Where do we go when we're gone?

Tadanobu Asano, Sinitta Boonyasak, Takashi Miike… more

Tadanobu Asano, Sinitta Boonyasak, Takashi Miike, Junko Nakazawa, Jakrarin Sanitti, Pen-Ek Ratanaruang, Laila Boonyasak, Yutaka Matsushige

Romance

The Yes Men

"The Yes Men" is a biting and revelatory documentary directed by the filmmaking team behind the acclaimed Sundance… more

"The Yes Men" is a biting and revelatory documentary directed by the filmmaking team behind the acclaimed Sundance Grand Jury Prize-winner "American Movie". "The Yes Men" follows The Yes Men, a small group of prankster-activists, as they gain worldwide notoriety for impersonating the World Trade Organization on television and at business conferences around the world. The film begins when two members of The Yes Men, Andy and Mike, set up a website that mimics the World Trade Organization's and it's mistaken for the real thing. They play along with the ruse and soon find themselves invited to important functions as WTO representatives. Delighted to represent the organization they politically oppose, Andy and Mike don thrift-store suits and set out to shock unwitting audiences with darkly comic satire that highlights the worst aspects of global free trade.

Dan Ollman, Sarah Price, Chris Smith… more

Dan Ollman, Sarah Price, Chris Smith, The Yes Men, Dr. Andreas Bichlbauer

Drama Comedy Documentary

Sex is Comedy

A film director named Jeanne is consumed with directing a young actress and actor in a difficult sex scene. He's de… more

A film director named Jeanne is consumed with directing a young actress and actor in a difficult sex scene. He's determined to get it right, and he goes to great lengths to capture the action on celluloid.

Catherine Breillat, Anne Parillaud, Grégoire Colin… more

Catherine Breillat, Anne Parillaud, Grégoire Colin, Roxane Mesquida, Ashley Wanninger, Dominique Colladant

Comedy Romance
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I Heart Huckabees

Albert Markovski, head of the Open Spaces Coalition, has been experiencing an alarming series of coincidences the m… more

Albert Markovski, head of the Open Spaces Coalition, has been experiencing an alarming series of coincidences the meaning of which escapes him. With the help of two Existential Detectives, Bernard and Vivian Jaffe, Albert examines his life, his relationships, and his conflict with Brad Stand, an executive climbing the corporate ladder at Huckabees, a popular chain of retail superstores. When Brad also hires the detectives, they dig deep into his seemingly perfect life and his relationship with his spokes model girlfriend, the voice of Huckabees, Dawn Campbell. Albert pairs up with rebel firefighter Tommy Corn to take matters into their own hands under the guidance of the Jaffes' nemesis, the French radical Caterine Vauban.

Mark Wahlberg, Scott Rudin, Jude Law… more

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