- 88 min
Vanessa gets a dose of reality when Philip, her one true love, ends their relationship, again. The quirky teen enrolls in his school to win him back, but ends up making matters worse. Downgraded to social outcast, Vanessa struggles to reclaim Phillip's affection. Luckily, when Vanessa is declared a captain for the school’s Snowstorm Survivor competition she assembles a team of likeminded misfits to prove they deserve to compete and hopefully win her love’s heart again.
- 120 min
Her story touched the hearts of millions: Waris Dirie’s book Desert Flower, which recounts her incredible journey from an African nomad to an international top model, became a worldwide bestseller with more than 11 million copies sold. This is the inspiring story of an extraordinary, proud and brave woman. Director and screenwriter Sherry Hormann and producer and Oscar® winner Peter Herrmann have adapted Dirie’s autobiography for the screen: a modern fairy tale of dazzling glamour and archaic rituals, full of vitality, emotional depth and enormous compassion.
- 80 min
Devolved centers around a group of suburban high-school seniors from San Diego on a whale-watching expedition off the Baja coast of Mexico. When they become shipwrecked on a deserted island, two distinct kid cultures emerge: those who love high school and want it to continue forever, and those who want to escape from the first group as quickly as humanly possible. Caught in the middle are Flynn (Gary Entin of Lionsgate's Seconds Apart), a charming, reserved loner, and Peggy (Lindsey Shaw), an ex-cheerleader turned outsider. Together, they must find a way to keep peace between the two camps long enough to ensure their escape from the island -- and high school itself.
Don't Go Breaking My Heart
- 115 min
From acclaimed director Johnnie To comes an original twist on the love triangle. An overworked analyst must choose between a womanizing CEO and a talented architect fallen on hard times.
Drawing with Chalk
- 87 min
Drawing With Chalk is all about obligations and dreams and what happens when the two collide. Prompted by their own experiences as aging artists facing tough choices about the future, co-writers Todd Giglio (who also directs) and Christopher Springer, star as lifelong friends, Jay and Matt, two 40 year-old musicians attempting to jump start their stalled career. As Matt's middle-age anxiety sets in, Jay struggles to find a balance between his music and family, while negotiating the minefields of friendship and marriage when the two worlds don't fit together. Experience the motion picture critics call, "a beautifully constructed, written and acted film." "[Giglio and Springer] capture that determination to do what you love, and the way it conflicts with everyday life, as well as anyone ever has." And see why The Movie Guys say, "distributors should line up to meet [first time director] Todd Giglio." Told with heart and humor and featuring a stellar, multi-cultural cast, lead by rising Bollywood star, Pooja Kumar, Drawing With Chalk is a slice of life that will captivate and inspire. --(c) Official Site
Dying to Do Letterman
- 75 min
When 35 year old stand-up comedian Steve Mazan learned he was dying of cancer, he dedicated the rest of his life to making his dream come true: performing comedy on The Late Show with David Letterman. This documentary chronicles his five-year journey, as he races his own ticking clock to achieve a nearly impossible goal. Hilarious and heart-breaking, Steve brings a brand-new perspective to living with cancer. This is a story that proves it's not how much time you have, it's what you do with it. As Steve says, 'If you stop chasing your dreams, you're already dead.'
Eliminate: Archie Cookson
- 87 min
When Archie Cookson (Paul Rhys), a washed-up British spy, mysteriously receives stolen secret tapes, he becomes the target of an assassination by senior MI6 officials. Archie survives the elimination of his departmental colleagues only to be confronted by his long time friend and ex-CIA 'problem solver', Ennis Miller (Paul Ritter). Initially appearing to be Archie's salvation, Ennis is soon revealed to be a reluctant assassin hired to finish the job, but instead grants a stay of execution for Archie to reconcile his differences with his estranged family. As the grim reality of the next 48 hours begins to dawn on Archie, a chance encounter with an alluring young woman fires up the long lost passion and fight that Archie once possessed. Determined to evade his tormentors and bring to justice those responsible for the tapes, Archie battles to right his wrongs whilst inadvertently endangering the lives of those he loves in the process as Ennis tries to eliminate Archie Cookson.
- Written by
Happiness Is a Warm Blanket, Charlie Brown
- 44 min
The Peanuts gang learns a valuable lesson in the importance of security after Linus learns that his grandmother plans to rid him of his beloved blanket during an upcoming visit in this animated special inspired by the comic strips of Charles Schulz. Wherever Linus goes, his blanket is sure to follow. But when Linus learns that his fuzzy, ever-present companion may soon be taken away from him, his friends all rally to highlight the importance of letting go. Somewhere between Lucy's arm-chair psychiatry, Snoopy's scheming to claim the blanket for himself, and Charlie Brown's inability to act while seeing his friend in distress, however, the insightful owner of the blanket in question points out the fact that everyone has a comfort item that helps them through hard times, and that sometimes when the going gets tough the best we can do is hang on and hope that things will get better soon. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
- 103 min
Gathered one summer in a beautiful shoreline town, three generations are drawn together by their patriarch, played by Oscar (R) Nominee Robert Loggia. With endearing moments of humor and uplifting spirit, HARVEST is a portrait of a family awkwardly yet delicately hanging on to what was, what now is, and to one another. A superb ensemble cast, including Tony (R) Winner Victoria Clark, Arye Gross, newcomer Jack Carpenter and also featuring Oscar (R) Nominee Barbara Barrie tugs on heartstrings and reminds us of a love that can weather all storms in this poignant yet amusing story. HARVEST brings to mind how we all come of age, in our own stumbling yet loving ways, often again and again. -- (C) Monterey Media
- 76 min
Director Tom Shadyac speaks with intellectual and spiritual leaders about what's wrong with our world and how we can improve both it and the way we live in it.