Award-winning war correspondent Guy Foster (Tim Dutton) distraught after the loss of his first wife joins a cruise to Cape Town where he meets beautiful and mysterious Melissa (Jennifer Ehle). A sophisticated blonde PR girl Melissa is travelling with an exuberant group of media friends. Guy falls desperately in love with the exotic Melissa and she seduces him very happily into marriage. But while they celebrate dark events begin to take place. An elderly widower is 'accidentall
A family man... A dreamer... A thief.... On the 8th August 1963 the Royal Mail train on it's night time run from London to Glasgow was robbed by 15 men who got away with 2.6 million. Buster tells the story of one of the junior robbers Buster Edwards in a crime that came to be known as 'The Great Train Robbery'. This film details the planning of the famous heist but its main concern is Buster's relationship with his family and his devotion to his wife June. The Edwards a
A successful American banker faces all sorts of opposition after revealing his penchant for dressing in women's clothing...
The sixth installment of the Harry Potter series begins right where The Order of the Phoenix left off. The wizarding world is rocked by the news that "He Who Must Not Be Named" has truly returned, and the audience finally knows that Harry is "the Chosen One"--the only wizard who can defeat Lord Voldemort in the end. Dark forces loom around every corner, and now regularly attempt to penetrate the protected walls of Hogwarts School. This is no longer the fun and fascinating world of magic from the first few booksit's dark, dangerous, and scary. Harry (Daniel Radcliffe) suspects Draco Malfoy (Tom Felton) to be a new Death Eater recruit on a special mission for the Dark Lord. In the meantime, Professor Dumbledore (Michael Gambon) seems to have finally removed the shroud of secrecy from Harry about the dark path that lies ahead, and instead provides private lessons to get him prepared. It's in these intriguing scenes that the dark past of Tom Riddle (a.k.a. Voldemort) is finally revealed. The actors cast as the different young versions of Riddle (Hero Fiennes-Tiffin and Frank Dillane) do an eerily fantastic job of portraying the villain as a child. While the previous movies' many new characters could be slightly overwhelming, only one new key character is introduced this time: Professor Horace Slughorn (with a spot-on performance by Jim Broadbent). Within his mind he holds a key secret in the battle to defeat the Dark Lord, and Harry is tasked by Dumbledore to uncover a memory about Voldemort's darkest weapon--the Horcrux. Despite the long list of distractions, Harry, Ron (Rupert Grint), and Hermione (Emma Watson) still try to focus on being teenagers, and audiences will enjoy the budding awkward romances. All of the actors have developed nicely, giving their most convincing performances to date. More dramatic and significant things go down in this movie than any of its predecessors, and the stakes are higher than ever. The creators have been tasked with a practically impossible challenge, as fans of the beloved J.K. Rowling book series desperately want the movies to capture the magic of the books as closely as possible. Alas, the point at which one accepts that these two mediums are very different is the point at which one can truly enjoy these brilliant adaptations. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince is no exception: it may be the best film yet. For those who have not read the book, nail-biting entertainment is guaranteed. For those who have, the movie does it justice. The key dramatic scenes, including the cave and the shocking twist in the final chapter, are executed very well. It does a perfect job of setting up the two-part grand finale that is to follow. --Jordan Thompson
In the Spring of 1956 in a quaint little town a crime took place that shocked a nation... This is the true story A young merchant marine turns up in an English coastal town looking for a brother he barely knows. When his brother's wife rebukes him he takes up with the Beasley family. Both mother and daughter are chasing and ending up in the man's bed. However soon both women start showing up at the same time which is a little much for him.
Alistair a hair tonic salesman is not very happy about welcoming back a father who twenty-three years earlier went out to fetch some cigarettes. He decides to spy on his father and discovers that he is still the drunken disgrace that he used to be. Alistair decides that drastic action must be taken to stop this awful man....the outcome is outrageous!
Beth Craddock is a TV actress who still believes in Mr. Right even after a number of failed marriages. But is her dashing co-star Jerome her soulmate despite their large age difference.
Part love story, part comedy, part study of madness, Some Voices is above all a beautifully observed, elegantly written and brilliantly acted low-key British film. The story of Ray (Daniel Craig) and his relationships with his brother Pete (Dave Morrissey) and new girlfriend Laura (Kelly Macdonald) after his release from psychiatric hospital, it is the interaction between the three that forms the cornerstone of the movie. Craig dominates proceedings as his character finds himself needlessly torn between the two, capturing Ray's descent into madness far better than the rather unnecessary over use of visual effects. The interplay between all three is superb, particularly Craig and Macdonald who spend the first two-thirds of the story developing a dependence that is pure sweetness and light before darkness descends. Director Simon Cellan Jones (whose previous credits include Our Friends in the North) allows his first feature film to develop at it's own pace, letting the script and performances dictate the action. The West London setting fizzes with a life that Notting Hill barely hinted at, proving that a movie set in the capital (or indeed made in Britain) doesn't have to rely on mock cockney gangster stereotypes to reflect the city. This is a self-assured, engaging and ultimately moving piece of filmmaking. On the DVD: The accompanying documentary and interviews offer little insight into the process and are edited down to minute-long segments with little attempt to examine the bigger picture. Jones' commentary, however, does provide an interesting insight into the perils of making a film on a small budget. --Phil Udell
The story of a boy who learns on his eleventh birthday that he is the orphaned son of two powerful wizards with unique magical powers of his own. At Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry he finds the home and family he has never had.
Jane Austen lit up the world with her words wit and wisdom. But her life too was stoked by passion and romance. In this film Anne Hathaway is Jane Austen a woman who believes in Love but is destined via her parents wishes to marry for money. But then Jane meets the dashing young Irishman Tom Lefroy (James McAvoy). His intellect and arrogance ignite Jane's curiosity and her world spins head over heels! In Becoming Jane a young lady on the first rung of literary greatness risks a romance that was to shape her life and her work!
The Ipcress File: The tense spy thriller by Len Deighton that turned Michael Caine into a superstar. Cynical and rebellious ex-army sergeant Harry Palmer has been blackmailed into working for Britain's security service. Hot on the trail of a kidnapped scientist Palmer finds himself enmeshed in a sinister conspiracy involving horrifying brainwashing techniques murder and treachery that reaches up to the highest levels of the security service itself... Educating Rita: Rita a hairdresser with a sharp wit is married to Danny and at 26 doesn't want a baby. She wants to discover herself - so she joins the Open University. Dr Frank Bryant is a disillusioned university professor of literature. His marriage has failed his girlfriend is having an affair with his best friend and he can't get through the day without downing a bottle or two of whiskey. He refers to himself as an appalling teacher of appalling students. What Frank needs is a challenge - and along comes Rita. In this hilarious and often moving drama the story tells how two people find a new lease of life through each other. The Eagle Has Landed: A Nazi strike force plots to assassinate Winston Churchill while he is resting in a desolate Norfolk Village. Colonel Radl masterminds the plot which if successful would change the outcome of the war. He enlists the help of Colonel Steiner (Caine) and Liam Devlin (Sutherland). Disguised as Polish airmen German paratroopers land in England. Radl's plan appear to be going smoothly until an unforeseeable incident exposed the Germans. But the kidnap continues and Steiner Luger in hand approaches the unmistakable figure of Churchill... Without A Clue: A madcap comedy which takes a fresh look at the classic Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson escapades. Holmes is actually a figment of Dr. Watson's own success in crime detection a character who Watson uses when he writes in 'The Strand' magazine. But when the printing plates for five pound notes are stolen Queen Victoria herself calls for the country's greatest detective...
The winner of the audience award at this year's Edinburgh Film Festival.
Wilt - Henry Wilt is a teacher of liberal studies to students on day-release from the nearby pie factory. His night-time fantasies are full of ways in which to murder his bossy wife Eva. When she goes missing Police Inspector Russell Flint attempts to charge Wilt for the 'crime'... Leon The Pig Farmer - A young Jewish estate agent in London suffers an identity crisis when he discovers that his real father is a Yorkshire pig farmer... Personal Services - Julie Walters gives a sterling performance in this riotous comedy which takes a look behind the scenes at the sex-life of the British inspired by the life the notorious Madam Cynthia Payne...
The Producers: New York 1959. Max Bialystock was once the king of Broadway but now all his shows close on opening night. Things turn around when he's visited by the neurotic accountant Leo Bloom who proposes a scheme tailor-made for producers who can only make flops: raise far more money than you need then make sure the show is despised. No one will be interested in it so you can pocket the surplus. To this end they produce a musical called Springtime for Hitler written by escaped Nazi Franz Liebken. Then they get the insanely flamboyant Roger De Bris to direct. Finally they hire as a lead actress the loopy Swedish bombshell Ulla (whose last name has over 15 syllables). As opening night draws near what can go wrong? Well there's no accounting for taste... Billy Elliot: Starring Julie Walters and newcomer Jamie Bell the film (based on a real-life story) follows the progress of little Billy Elliot a motherless 11 year-old from a poor Durham pit village. When young Billy chooses ballet classes over boxing lessons his life is changed forever. He decides to keep the lessons secret from his father a coal miner but when his ballet instructor persuades him to try out for the Royal Ballet School in London Billy must make the choice between family responsibilities and his dreams... Billy Elliot received plenty of recognition at the Academy Awards picking up nominations for Best Supporting Actress Best Director and Best Screenplay. Rent: Based on the hit musical Rent tells the story of eight friends dealing with life and love in Manhattan's Alphabet City. Wannabe filmmaker Mark and songwriter Roger are facing eviction at the hands of their former roommate and current landlord Benny. Benny has married rich moved out of the neighborhood and wants to build a state-of-the-art studio where the local tent city stands...
A Family Man... A Dreamer... A Thief
Lover's Prayer is a sweeping tale of an innocent rich boy's (Nick Stahl) infatuation with a beautiful young woman (Kirsten Dunst) who is summering next door. He quickly abandons toys and pastimes for the thrill of her seductive ways. But when he is finally confronted with who she really is and the tangled web she has spun he is forced to become a man and understand that the world is more complicated than he ever suspected. He begins spying on her by day by night and as the truth about her secret scandal is revealed and the identity of her true lover emerges in the summer moonlight he learns through shattered innocence the hardest lessons of life and love.
Billy Elliot (Dir. Stephen Daldry) (2000): Inside every one of us is a special talent waiting to come out. The trick is finding it. Starring Julie Walters and newcomer Jamie Bell the film (based on a real-life story) follows the progress of little Billy Elliot a motherless 11 year-old from a poor Durham pit village. When young Billy chooses ballet classes over boxing lessons his life is changed forever. He decides to keep the lessons secret from his father a coal miner but when his ballet instructor persuades him to try out for the Royal Ballet School in London Billy must make the choice between family responsibilities and his dreams... Billy Elliot received plenty of recognition at the Academy Awards picking up nominations for Best Supporting Actress Best Director and Best Screenplay. Sixty Six (Dir. Paul Weiland) (2006): It is the summer of '66 and England is about to be consumed by World Cup Fever. For 12 year-old Bernie though the biggest day of his life is looming: his Bar Mitzvah and the day he becomes a man. However Bernie's family are increasingly distracted by the threat of losing their business and their wayward older son and the scale of Bernie's Bar Mitzvah diminishes daily. Worst of all the Cup Final is scheduled to take place on the same day and when England makes it through the qualifying rounds Bernie's longed-for Bar Mitzvah looks set to be a complete disaster...
Please wait. Loading...