Sam Rockwell (Iron Man 2) stars as an adult misfit who is brought on to coach the local girls’ high school basketball team and, while he leads the girls to victories on the court, he discovers they have a lot to teach him as well. The film co-stars Emma Roberts (Nancy Drew), Rob Corddry (Hot Tub Time Machine).
The tragic death of a beautiful young girl starts a tense and atmospheric game of cat and mouse between hunter John Moon and the hardened backwater criminals out for his blood.
ConvictionHilary Swank gives another tremendous performance--steely, determined, vulnerable--in the courtroom/family drama Conviction. The film is based on a real case, of Betty Anne Waters (Swank), who as a last resort puts herself through law school to take on the case of her brother, Kenny (Sam Rockwell, also outstanding). Kenny is convicted of murder, despite a weak prosecution case, but Betty Anne can't get any lawyer to explore a retrial or appeal. Director Tony Goldwyn (Dexter, Damages) keeps the action moving along crisply and believably, even during the almost interminable stretches of Kenny's imprisonment. The terrific script by Pamela Gray (Music of the Heart) weaves in occasional shadows of doubt about whether Kenny is actually innocent, so that a story that could be formulaic is anything but. The viewer isn't sure most of the way through Conviction if Kenny is guilty or not--but is completely swept up in Swank's incredible performance depicting Betty Anne's own conviction--that "you do anything for your family. Period." As she did in Boys Don't Cry, Swank puts her own gritty spin on a real-life character, whom she inhabits like a second skin. Her Betty Anne is a blue-collar pit bull, and her sheer determination is itself a force of nature. The supporting cast of Conviction also shines, including Minnie Driver as Betty Anne's law school pal, and an especially effective Juliette Lewis playing Kenny's broken-down ex-girlfriend, who's buried some secrets of her own. Also a standout is Melissa Leo as the policewoman whose initial arrest of Kenny might have been loaded with her own agenda. The chemistry, especially between Rockwell, a man very nearly defeated after years behind bars, and Swank, is palpable and will capture the viewer in intense dramatic territory that won't be soon forgotten. --A.T. Hurley Never Let Me GoIn adapting Kazuo Ishiguro's celebrated novel, director Mark Romanek (One Hour Photo) and screenwriter Alex Garland (Sunshine) transform dystopian fiction into period drama by presenting an alternate past in which people routinely live beyond 100--at a cost to those who make it possible. In the 1970s, Kathy (Isobel Meikle-Small) and Ruth (Ella Purnell) attend Hailsham, a British boarding school where Miss Emily (Charlotte Rampling) holds sway--and no one ever mentions their parents. When new teacher Miss Lucy (Sally Hawkins, Happy-Go-Lucky) arrives, she reaches out to the awkward Tommy (Charlie Rowe), with whom Kathy becomes close--until jealous Ruth steals him away. Then Lucy reveals what will happen when they leave. By the 1980s, Kathy (a poignant Carey Mulligan), Ruth (Keira Knightley), and Tommy (Andrew Garfield) live in the country until they're ready to fulfill their purpose. With Ruth and Tommy an item, Kathy becomes a carer, a sort of social worker. Over the years, the three go their separate ways until the 1990s, by which point their time will run out unless they can arrange for a deferral. Throughout, Romanek never presents alternate points of view; the audience experiences this brave new world only through the eyes of its sheltered protagonists. If the story raises issues that recall Orwell, the unhurried pace echoes The Remains of the Day, Merchant Ivory's Ishiguro adaptation. Similarly, Never Let Me Go is a work of great skill and compassion, but make no mistake: it's also very, very depressing. --Kathleen C. Fennessy
Now in high definition. George Clooney makes his directorial debut with this frenetic, visually dazzling black comedy. Based on notorious television producer Chuck Barris' unauthorised autobiography, Clooney's film reinforces Barris' outlandish claim that he lived a secret life as a hitman for the CIA. Sam Rockwell stars as Barris, a fresh-faced dreamer who moves to New York to find success in television. Pretty soon, he's written a hit song (Palisades Park), has shacked up with the ultra-peppy Penny (Drew Barrymore), and has his first successful game show, The Dating Game. But as if that weren't enough excitement, he is soon recruited by CIA Special Agent Jim Byrd (Clooney) to become a hired killer for the federal government. As Barris' subsequent shows (The Newlywed Game, The Gong Show) take off, the conflicted producer uses them as a front for his undercover job, chaperoning winning couples all over the world while performing his deadly duties after hours. Along the way, he meets a shady cast of characters--including a sultry assassin (Julia Roberts)--who threatens to blow his cover and ruin his television career forever. Adapted by the daring and mischievous Charlie Kaufman, Clooney's film features yet another electrifying performance from Rockwell (Moon, Iron Man 2).
A small town pharmacist's uneventful life is turned inside out when a chance encounter with a lonely trophy wife turns into a walk on the wild side in this murderously funny dark comedy starring Sam Rockwell and Olivia Wilde. Doug Varney (Sam Rockwell) has been disregarded for years by everyone from his domineering wife Kara (Michelle Monaghan) to the goldbricking employees at the drugstore he bought from his insufferable father-in-law. When Doug embarks on an exhilarating drug-and-alcohol fuelled affair with Elizabeth (Olivia Wilde) - the most glamorous woman he has ever met - no-one is more surprised than he is.
Winds Of The Wasteland: The boss of a stagecoach company competes for government contracts in the days of the Pony Express. His Private Secretary: Dick Wallace a millionaire's son tends to chase rather dubious women causing his father to despair of him. When he really falls in love his father assumes the girl is a gold digger...
A young writer tries to impress a girl he meets online with an embellished profile, but he finds himself in a real mess when she falls for him and he has to keep up the act.
Drunks dramatizes an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting from beginning to end as characters discuss their bout with the bottle. The attendees include Jim who falls off the wagon during the meeting; Louis who is obviously still in denial about his addiction; and Joseph whose drinking caused a drunk-driving death. Others at the meeting from a twenty-something slacker to a well-to-do doctor illustrate the wide range of people affected -- and sometimes destroyed -- by alcoholism.
Cameron Diaz Drew Barrymore and Lucy Liu are Charlies Angels - a trio of elite private investigators who with the latest in high-tech gadgets martial arts techniques and a vast array of disguises unleash their state of the art skills on land sea and air. Their goal to track down a kidnapped billionaire-to-be and keep his top-secret voice identification software out of his lethal hands. Aided by their faithful lieutenant Bosley (Bill Murray) and under the sure hand of their suave playboy boss notorious for his clever ways of avoiding face-to-face meetings the girls must foil an elaborate murder-revenge plot that could destroy individual privacy and corporate security worldwide. Adventure has never been more beautiful!
The Assassination Of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford: The Assassination Of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford delves into the private life and public exploits of America's most notorious outlaw. As the charismatic and unpredictable Jesse James (Pitt) plans his next great robbery, he wages war on his enemies, who are trying to collect the reward money - and the glory - riding on his capture. But the greatest threat to his life may ultimately come from those whom he trust...
Five hapless inner-city low-lifes unsuccessfully attempt to burgle a pawnbroker's safe, but wind up gaining more than they lose.
Spider-Man (1 Disc Edition): Peter Parker (Maguire) was a shy quite nerdy teenager...until he was bitten by a genetically altered spider. Now with the heightened senses and incredible strengths and abilities of a spider Parker has become the amazing Spider-Man. Charlie's Angels: Cameron Diaz Drew Barrymore and Lucy Liu are Charlie''s Angels - a trio of elite private investigators who with the latest in high-tech gadgets martial arts techniques and a vast array of disguises unleash their state of the art skills on land sea and air. Their goal to track down a kidnapped billionaire-to-be and keep his top-secret voice identification software out of his lethal hands. Aided by their faithful lieutenant Bosley (Bill Murray) and under the sure hand of their suave playboy boss notorious for his clever ways of avoiding face-to-face meetings the girls must foil an elaborate murder-revenge plot that could destroy individual privacy and corporate security worldwide. Adventure has never been more beautiful! Vertical Limit: An emotionally-charged action-adventure tale of a retired climber (Chris O''Donnell) who must launch a treacherous and extraordinary rescue effort up K2 the world''s second highest peak to save his estranged sister and her summit team in a race against time....
In Paul Schrader's compelling character study 'Light Sleeper' John Le Tour (Willem Dafoe) is loyal decent lumbering: A 40 year old drug runner who suffers from insomnia but seems to be sleepwalking through life. When John's boss the bubbly but sharp witted Ann (Susan Sarandon) decides to retire John must rethink his life's path. But breaking out of the life he's led will take some doing especially after coming into contact with his ex-girlfriend (Dana Delany) a recovering dru
Limited to 2000 Units & includes exclusive content. Paul Edgecomb (Tom Hanks) is the security guard at Cold Mountain Penitentiary a holding jail for criminals sentenced to the death penalty. When death row inmate John Coffey (Michael Clark Duncan) is convicted for the rape and murder of two young girls he forms a connection with Paul. Despite John's menacing physical appearance Paul sees a tender and harmless nature to John and starts to believe that he is innocent. As the days draw closer to the execution Paul can only look on powerlessly as his new found friend faces his final days. Powerful drama from the Oscar nominated director of The Shawshank Redemption. (Matthew Fairfield). Disc 1 The Green Mile Feature Commentary by Frank Darabont Walking the Mile: The Making of The Green Mile Stephen King: Storyteller The Art of Adaptation Acting on the Mile Designing the Mile The Magic of the Mile The Tail of Mr. Jingles Bitterbuck's Family Says Goodbye Bitterbuck's Family Says Goodbye w/Optional Commentaryby Frank Darabont Coffey's Prayer Coffey's Prayer w/Optional Commentaryby Frank Darabont Michael Clarke Duncan's Screen Tom Hanks' Make-up Tests The Teaser Trailer: A Case Study Teaser Trailer Theatrical Trailer Disc 2 - Exclusive to this Anniversary Release Walking the Mile (Extended Version)
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Arthur Dent finds himself exploring the great unknown in this adaptation of the classic book.
Charlie's Angels (Dir. Joseph McGinty Nichol 2000): Cameron Diaz Drew Barrymore and Lucy Liu are Charlie''s Angels - a trio of elite private investigators who with the latest in high-tech gadgets martial arts techniques and a vast array of disguises unleash their state of the art skills on land sea and air. Their goal to track down a kidnapped billionaire-to-be and keep his top-secret voice identification software out of his lethal hands. Aided by their faithful lieutenant Bosley (Bill Murray) and under the sure hand of their suave playboy boss notorious for his clever ways of avoiding face-to-face meetings the girls must foil an elaborate murder-revenge plot that could destroy individual privacy and corporate security worldwide. Adventure has never been more beautiful! Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle (Dir. Joseph McGinty Nichol 2003): The Angels rescue Marshal Ray Carter (Patrick) from a sticky situation in Mongolia but are forced to leave without what they presume to be his wedding ring. It transpires the ring is one of a coded pair that once combined unlocks the data for the location of the entire witness protection programme! As the other ring has also been taken from it's murdered owner the Angels are charged with tracking it down but along the way they encounter a vengefully violent old flame from Dylan's past and an ex-Angel striking out on her own... The Sweetest Thing (Dir. Roger Kumble 2002): Christina's love life is stuck in neutral. After years of avoiding the hazards of a meaningful relationship she meets Peter her perfect match. Fed up with playing games she finally gets the courage to let her guard down and follow her heart only to discover that he has suddenly left town. So she sets out to capture the one that got away.
It's two days before graduation and Jack (Affleck) is having serious doubts about the future. The old gang is breaking up: Rob (Rockwell) is moving to L.A. with his girlfriend; Dennis (Stewart) is finishing his third degree and going to grad school in Michigan; Slosh has dropped out of school and stays drunk all the time; and Mickey who still has a year of school to go seems tired of the scene and wishes he had the guts to tell his friend Chelsea (Milano) how he feels about her. As
Pony contractors Blair (Wayne) and Adams (Chandler) compete with rivals for government work...
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