Alfred Molina Movies
- March 4th, 2016
- 112 mins
A journalist recounts her wartime coverage in Afghanistan and Pakistan.
In a hidden world of super-villains, evil schemes and global domination… someone has to take out the trash! Welcome to the world of Henchmen. When fresh-faced new recruit LESTER (Thomas Middleditch) joins the Union of Evil, he is assigned to a motley crew of blue-collar workers including STEW (Craig Robinson), JANE (Jane Krakowski) and led by fallen henchmen HANK (James Marsden). Having survived a shift working for The Gluttonator (Will Sasso), they are assigned to the Vault of Villainy where Lester accidently steals the ultimate weapon. Meanwhile, the evil BARON BLACKOUT (Alfred Molina) and his first-class henchmen BIFF (Rob Riggle), are poised to defeat their nemesis CAPTAIN SUPERIOR (Nathan Fillion) and take over the entire world. In order to save Lester and his team, as well as JOLENE (Rosario Dawson), the woman he loves, Hank must break his “risk nothing” code and become the one thing he has always avoided… being a hero.
- 85 mins
- August 7th, 2015
- 85 mins
This breathtaking animated feature, produced and spearheaded by Salma Hayek, was an official selection at Cannes and made its North American premiere at Toronto International Film Festival. Written and directed by Roger Allers (The Lion King), the film intersperses Gibran’s elegant poetry within stunning animated sequences by filmmakers Tomm Moore (The Secret of Kells, Song of the Sea), Nina Paley (Sita Sings the Blues), Bill Plympton (Guide Dog), and a host of award-winning animators from around the world. Set in a Mediterranean sea-side village, Kamila (Salma Hayek) cleans house for exiled artist and poet Mustafa (Liam Neeson), but the more difficult job is keeping her free-spirited young daughter, Almitra, (Quvenzhané Wallis) out of trouble. The three embark on a journey meant to end with Mustafa’s return home – but first they must evade the authorities who fear that the truth in his words will incite rebellion. Featuring music from Damien Rice, Glen Hansard, Lisa Hannigan and Yo-Yo Ma.
- September 4th, 2014
- 85 mins
Heavenly Sword is a dramatic tale of revenge that sees Nariko (Anna Torv), a fiery red-haired heroine, embark on a quest of vengeance against the invading King Bohan (Alfred Molina) and his army. Once considered the failure of a legendary prophecy, Nariko must wield a sword that was ultimately meant for another. This ancient Heavenly Sword, once belonging to a powerful deity, can never be wielded by a mortal without slowly and inevitably killing them. For Nariko, it’s a race against time to avenge her clan before her life is irreparably overtaken by the omnipotent Heavenly Sword.
- August 22nd, 2014
- 94 mins
After nearly four decades together, Ben (John Lithgow) and George (Alfred Molina) finally tie the knot in an idyllic wedding ceremony in lower Manhattan. But when George loses his job soon after, the couple must sell their apartment and - victims of the relentless New York City real estate market - temporarily live apart until they can find an affordable new home. While George moves in with two cops (Cheyenne Jackson and Manny Perez) who live down stairs, Ben lands in Brooklyn with his nephew (Darren Burrows), his wife (Marisa Tomei), and their temperamental teenage son (Charlie Tahan), with whom Ben shares a bedroom. While struggling with the pain of separation, Ben and George are further challenged by the intergenerational tensions and capricious family dynamics of their new living arrangements.
- July 22nd, 2014
- 96 mins
A heart-warming tale about friendship, honour & courage, which sees a young boy become a man as he embarks on a quest to become a knight.
- May 25th, 2014
- 128 mins
The Normal Heart "focuses on the rise of the HIV-AIDS crisis in New York City between 1981 and 1984, as seen through the eyes of writer/activist Ned Weeks."
- January 23rd, 2014
- 95 mins
In a story based on true events, Quinn (Simon Helberg) has been in a devoted relationship with Devon (Melanie Lynskey) for several years, and is ready to propose marriage until a gorgeous blonde co-worker reveals her love for him. Quinn immediately has second thoughts about matrimony and ends up terminating his relationship with his long-time better half. After a brief relationship with the blonde, Quinn quickly realizes he’s made the mistake of a lifetime, so he sets off to Paris, where his one and only true love has moved, to win her back.
- 96 mins
Courageous democracy activists in five countries (Egypt, Malaysia, Ukraine, Venezuela and Zimbabwe) risk it all to bring freedom to their people.
- 83 mins
In the vein of the brutal heist drama Reservoir Dogs, the modern crime thriller A History of Violence, and the classic western High Plains Drifter, SWELTER is a violent story of greed and retribution.
- June 21st, 2013
- 110 mins
Mike Wazowski and James P. Sullivan are an inseparable pair, but that wasn’t always the case. From the moment these two mismatched monsters met they couldn't stand each other. “Monsters University” unlocks the door to how Mike and Sulley overcame their differences and became the best of friends.
- 96 mins
A troubled girl Emanuel (Kaya Scodelario) becomes preoccupied with her mysterious new neighbor (Jessica Biel), who bears a striking resemblance to her dead mother. In offering to baby-sit Linda's newborn, Emanuel unwittingly enters a fragile, fictional world, of which she becomes the gatekeeper.
- July 3rd, 2012
- 95 mins
A teenager wanders into Carmel, California, where he is soon introduced to the art-forgery community.
- September 23rd, 2011
- 106 mins
Taylor Lautner will star in "Abduction" as a teen who has long felt disconnected from his parents, and figures out why, which unleashes a chain of violent events.
- March 4th, 2011
- 107 mins
A sheltered chameleon, living as an ordinary family pet, faces a major identity crisis. After all, how high can you aim when your whole purpose in life is to blend in? When Rango accidentally winds up in the gritty, gun-slinging town of Dirt -- a lawless outpost populated by the desert's most wily and whimsical creatures -- the less-than-courageous lizard suddenly finds he stands out. Welcomed as the last hope the town has been waiting for, new Sheriff Rango is forced to play his new role to the hilt -- until, in a blaze of action-packed situations and encounters with outrageous characters, Rango starts to become the hero he once only pretended to be.
- 120 mins
A biography of Antonio Vivaldi's early life, when the young priest became the music teacher at a school for the illegitimate daughters of Venice's courtesans.
- December 10th, 2010
- 110 mins
In her big-screen adaptation of Shakespeare's mystical thriller "The Tempest," Academy Award-nominated Julie Taymor ("Across the Universe," "Frida," "Titus") brings an original dynamic to the story by changing the gender of the sorcerer Prospero into the sorceress Prospera, portrayed by Oscar(R) winner Helen Mirren ("The Queen"). Prospera's journey spirals through vengeance to forgiveness as she reigns over a magical island, cares for her young daughter, Miranda, and unleashes her powers against shipwrecked enemies in this exciting, masterly mix of romance, tragicomedy and the supernatural.
- July 14th, 2010
- 111 mins
Dave (Jay Baruchel) is just an average college student, or so it appears, until the sorcerer Balthazar Blake (Nicolas Cage) recruits him as his reluctant protégé and gives him a crash course in the art and science of magic. As he prepares for a battle against the forces of darkness in modern-day Manhattan, Dave finds it is going to take all of the courage he can muster to survive his training, save the city and get the girl as he becomes The Sorcerer's Apprentice.
- May 28th, 2010
- 115 mins
From the team that brought the "Pirates of the Caribbean" trilogy to the big screen, Walt Disney Pictures and Jerry Bruckheimer Films present "Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time," an epic action-adventure set in the mystical lands of Persia. A rogue prince (Jake Gyllenhaal) reluctantly joins forces with a mysterious princess (Gemma Arterton) and together, they race against dark forces to safeguard an ancient dagger capable of releasing the Sands of Time—a gift from the gods that can reverse time and allow its possessor to rule the world.
- October 16th, 2009
- 88 mins
Based on the novel “Panther in the Basement” by the world renowned author, Amos Oz, “Little Traitor” takes place in 1947 Palestine, just a few months before Israel becomes a state. Proffy Liebowitz, a militant yet sensitive twelve year old, has grown up under British occupation and wants nothing more than for the occupying British to get out of his land.
- October 9th, 2009
- 95 mins
"An Education" is the story of a teenage girl's coming-of-age set in 1961 London, a city caught between the drab, post-war 1950s and the glamorous, more liberated decade to come. Jenny (Carey Mulligan) stands on the brink of becoming a woman: a brilliantly witty and attractive 16-year-old whose suburban life is about to be blown apart by the utterly unsuitable 30-something David (Peter Sarsgaard). Urbane and witty, David manages to charm her conservative parents Jack (Alfred Molina) and Marjorie (Cara Seymour). David introduces Jenny to a glittering new world of classical concerts and late-night suppers with his attractive friend and business partner, Danny (Dominic Cooper) and Danny's girlfriend, the beautiful but vacuous Helen (Rosamund Pike). Just as Jenny's family's long-held dream of getting their brilliant daughter into Oxford seems within reach, Jenny is tempted by another kind of life.
- March 3rd, 2009
- 74 mins
When the Amazon princess Diana escorts pilot Steve Trevor home to the United States after his crash-landing on the mystical island of Themyscria, she must also deal with the ambitions of the Greek god Ares. Ares intends to use an ancient artifact, the Hand of Rage, to plunge the world into a centuries long war that will also ensure his revenge against Themyscria's Amazons. To save her people and the world, Diana must become Wonder Woman.
- February 10th, 2009
- 95 mins
Grizzled detective Chandler Manning is on the trail of a ruthless killer intent on slaughtering prostitutes along West Hollywood's Sunset Strip. Meanwhile, a mysterious stranger called Malcolm Slaight rents a guesthouse from Joe (Donal Logue) and Ellen Bunting, a married couple struggling to preserve their fragile union after their plans to start a family have ended in tragedy.
Manning, shunned both by his daughter Amanda and his suicidal wife Margaret as a result of his single-minded dedication to police work, teams up with unlikely rookie partner Street Wilkenson, only to make a startling discovery. It appears that the murderer's grisly methods are identical to that of London's infamous 19th century psychopath Jack the Ripper - a relentless serial killer who was never caught by police. To make matters worse, Manning soon notices the parallels between the crimes committed by the West Hollywood stalker and those of a serial murderer Manning incarcerated years ago.
- February 6th, 2009
- 92 mins
Steve Martin reprises his role as the bumbling Inspector Jacques Clouseau in the modern-day farce. John Cleese will play chief inspector Dreyfus in the film. Garcia, Molina and Rai have signed on as detectives and experts who join forces with Clouseau to catch the thief who has been stealing artifacts around the world.
- December 12th, 2008
- 99 mins
Story follows a family reunion during the holidays in the Chicago neighborhood of Humboldt Park. Molina is the father who owns a bodega, and Hernandez plays a friend of the family who works there. Diaz is a former lover of Rodriguez's character and friends with the clan's daughter (Ferlito). Ruehl is the matriarch.
- October 19th, 2007
- 88 mins
Condemned to die by Pharaoh while just a baby, Hebrew Moses is set adrift on the River Nile by his mother and his sister. Rescued by the daughter of Pharaoh, he grows up thinking he's an Egyptian prince.
- September 25th, 2007
- 127 mins
With a setting inspired by 19th Century Japan, Kenneth Branagh adapts Shakespeare's lightest and most delightful comedy "As You Like It," a celebration of the enduring power of love in all its many disguises. Witty, playful and utterly magical, the story is a compelling romantic adventure in which Rosalind and Orlando's famous courtship is played out against a backdrop of political rivalry, banishment and exile in Forest of Arden.
- September 14th, 2007
- 107 mins
Based on the Alessandro Baricco's novel, this story set in the 19th Century is about married French silkworm smuggler, Herve Joncour (Pitt), who travels to Japan to collect his clandestine cargo. While there he spots a beautiful European woman (Knightley), the concubine of a local baron, with whom he becomes obsessed. Without speaking the same language, they communicate through letters until war intervenes. Their unrequited love persists however, and Herve's wife Helene begins to suspect.
- August 5th, 2007
- 286 mins
Spy vs. spy. Three Yale grads, class of 1954, join their respective countries' secret service. We follow them for 40 years - through the outing of a British spy, the Hungarian revolution, the Bay of Pigs, the scent of moles, and the collapse of the USSR. Fictional characters - Yalies Jack McCauliffe, Leo Kritzky, and Yevgeny Tsipin and Jack's boss Harvey Torriti - rub shoulders with real figures like Kim Philby and James Angleton to tell stories of romance, intrigue, double-crosses, false leads, suicide, execution, and exile - in the name of ideology, patriotism, paranoia, perfidy, and one-upsmanship. Can the CIA claim any credit in the West's Cold War triumph? Written by <email@example.com>
- April 6th, 2007
- 116 mins
"The Hoax," directed by Lasse Hallström, is inspired by true events in the life of Clifford Irving, the writer who nearly pulled off one of the most audacious media scams in history, when his "autobiography" of Howard Hughes was published. Golden Globe Award-winner Richard Gere stars as Irving, who claimed the book was based on in-person interviews he conducted with the reclusive billionaire, which were in fact completely bogus. Academy Award winner Marcia Gay Harden, Alfred Molina and Hope Davis also star.
- March 6th, 2007
- 90 mins
Brought to you in state-of-the-art 3D animation, the voices of an all-star cast (Ralph Fiennes, Julie Christie, William Hurt and Ian Holm) bring an aspiring perspective to the greatest story ever told- the life of Jesus Christ.
- February 2nd, 2007
- 102 mins
Together in Rome to shoot a film, a German actress (McCormack) and an English actor (Pryce) contend with forces that complicate their romance as well as the production itself.
- May 19th, 2006
- 146 mins
While in Paris on business, Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon (Tom Hanks) receives an urgent late-night phone call: the elderly curator of the Louvre has been murdered inside the museum. Near the body, police have found a baffling cipher. While working to solve the enigmatic riddle, Langdon is stunned to discover it leads to a trail of clues hidden in the works of Da Vinci -- clues visible for all to see -- yet ingeniously disguised by the painter.
Langdon joins forces with a gifted French cryptologist, Sophie Neveu, and learns the late curator was involved in the Priory of Sion -- an actual secret society whose members included Sir Isaac Newton, Botticelli, Victor Hugo, and Da Vinci, among others.
In a breathless race through Paris, London, and beyond, Langdon and Neveu match wits with a faceless powerbroker who seems to anticipate their every move. Unless Langdon and Neveu can decipher the labyrinthine puzzle in time, the Priory's ancient secret -- and an explosive historical truth -- will be lost forever.
- March 7th, 2006
- 94 mins
"Undertaking Betty" is an outrageous comedy set in a small Welsh town about a funeral parlor owner (Molina) whose life is about to turn upside down. The woman he's loved since she was a young girl (Blethyn) is about to become available... by staging her own untimely demise! And the business he's always loved is about to come under attack, from a flashy American competitor (Walken), who wants to "put the fun back in funerals" with theme burials, Vegas-style ceremonies and a whole lot of neon lighting. Neither our leading man nor this small town will ever be the same again. "Undertaking Betty" also stars Academy Award nominee Naomi Watts as the hilariously scheming mistress whose diabolical ways add even more fuel to the comedic fire.
Beatrice is an amateur photographer. Cliff is a wealthy, middle-aged eccentric who's searching for love. As they struggle to overcome their fears and insecurities, an unlikely love blossoms between them.
- July 8th, 2005
- 98 mins
"Cronicas" follows a Miami reporter (Leguizamo) who travels to a small Ecuadorian village to cover a series of brutal murders and get the biggest story of his career, tracking a possible serial killer dubbed the Monster of Babahoyo.
- March 18th, 2005
- 106 mins
A retro science-fiction epic set in Victorian England, "Steamboy" features an inventor prodigy named Ra Stim who receives a mysterious metal ball containing a new form of energy capable of powering an entire nation. This young boy must use it to fight evil, redeem his family, and save London from destruction. The lush Victorian interiors and the elegance of the era's mechanical design allows Otomo to create dazzling visual backgrounds and machines for this film. With more than 180,000 drawing and 400 CG cuts, "Steamboy" is sure to be one of the most elaborate animated features of 2004.
- November 30th, 2004
- 126 mins
A comprehensive 12-part documentary on the making of "Spider-Man 2," covering everything from pre-production to premiere. Available on Disc 2 of the "Spider-Man 2" Special Edition DVD.
- June 30th, 2004
- 127 mins
Two years have passed, and the mild-mannered Peter Parker faces new challenges as he struggles with "the gift and the curse," desperately trying to balance his dual identities as the web-slinging superhero Spider-Man and his life as a college student. Tormented by his secrets, Peter finds that his relationships with all those he holds dear are in danger of unraveling. His life-long yearning for M.J. (Kirsten Dunst) becomes even stronger as he fights the impulse to reveal his secret life and declare his love. His friendship with Harry Osborn (James Franco) is complicated by the young Osborn's bitterness over his father's death and his growing vendetta against Spider-Man. Even Peter's beloved Aunt May (Rosemary Harris), who has fallen on hard times after the death of Uncle Ben, begins to have doubts about her nephew.Peter's life is about to become even more complicated as he encounters a formidable new foe -- Dr. Otto Octavius (Alfred Molina). Peter must use all the powers at his disposal to try to stop this diabolical madman in his octagonal tracks.
- May 14th, 2004
- 96 mins
Jim Jarmusch's ensemble comedy is a series of vignettes, all revolving around discussions held over coffee and cigarettes. Starring a diverse cast, including Bill Murray, Steve Buscemi, Tom Waits, Cate Blanchett, and others, the film has been in production since the 1980s and is in black and white. Topics of conversation include Nicola Tesla, alternative medicine, Paris, the movie industry, and more.
- September 26th, 2003
- 123 mins
The story of Luther begins in the year 1505 with young Luther' s experience of a storm in which a bolt of lightning - "a fright sent from heaven" - landed quite close to him and prompted him to hang up his study of law and apply for acceptance the following day in an Augustinian monastery. The film narrates further Luther's pilgrimage to Rome (1510), nailing the 95 theses on the door in Wittenberg (1517), his resistance to Cardinal Cajetan's order to recant his theses (1518) and his appearance before Emperor Charles V during the Diet of Worms (1521). Luther's life as outlaw - excommunicated and banned by Pope as well as Emperor - is also depicted in the film, as well as his "exile" in the tower of the Wartburg castle, where he translated the entire New Testament into German within eleven weeks, and his subsequent return to Wittenberg (1522), where at that moment peasant rioters destroyed churches and attact priests and monks. Interwoven in all of these historical events: the life led by Martin Luther as a young man full of visions. Spirited with a deep faith, he was also embarrassed by serious temptations. To today' s audience his conflicts should appear timeless through the medieval cowl. What emerges here with Luther is an unknown picture of the German reformer and, indeed, anything but invented: because in this youth lay a truly perplexing power, and it broke out as uncontrolled as naive - "willed of God as well as a force of nature" (Martin Luther). This perspective has of course been buried under a mass of pious teaching through the centuries, and is still to be found adhering to the famous portraits painted by Lucas Cranach of the old Luther: whoever knows only these must believe that the corpulent family man seen there had never been young.
- September 26th, 2003
- 106 mins
Ann (Sarah Polley) is a hard working mother with two young daughters, a husband (Scott Speedman) who spends more time unemployed than working, a mother (Deborah Harry) with a history of broken dreams and a father who has spent the last ten years in jail. She lives with her family in a tiny trailer in her mother's backyard. Somehow, she keeps her head above water: surviving but not "living." After collapsing one day, she goes in for a medical check-up, where a shy doctor tells her some shocking news. She tells no one, determined to shield her daughters from the truth and at the same time to take control of her life and to make the most out of it.
Ann chalks her weak pallor up to a case of anemia. In private, Ann makes a list of things she had always wanted to accomplish in her life but never had the time. Suddenly, Ann's life opens up, and the life force that was nascent in this 23 year-old, working-class woman blooms into a quiet yet steely determination. Burdened with her secret but liberated by her new sense of control, Ann's emotional journey leads her to unexpected places and gives her life new meaning: the tender moments, the volatile emotions she must keep inside, the recognition that she has the power to understand, examine and fully live her own life.
- April 25th, 2003
- 90 mins
This is the story of ten complete strangers who are stranded at a remote desert motel during a raging storm who soon find themselves being murdered... as their numbers thin out, they turn on each other, as each tries to figure out who is the killer.
- October 25th, 2002
- 123 mins
This biopic of painter Frida Kahlo (Salma Hayek) follows her various relationships � with her husband, the painter Diego Rivera (Alfred Molina); with Leon Trotsky; and with various women � and traces her rise to fame in the art world and her tragic personal life.
- November 30th, 2001
- 110 mins
In 1875, several young soldiers band together to form the Texas Rangers to combat a renegade faction led by the ruthless John King Fisher (Alfred Molina) and bring a new brand of justice to the dangerous, wild West. Dylan McDermott leads the rough-and-tumble bunch, whose ranks include James Van Der Beek, Robert Patrick, Usher Raymond, Randy Travis, and Ashton Kutcher. Though outnumbered and outgunned, the Texas Rangers take seriously their vow to protect the lives of the innocent (and their women), even if it means they have to die for it.
- November 17th, 2001
- 30 mins
Forces of evil, chaos, and destruction await. Not even protectors like Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, the Flash, Hawkgirl or the Martian Manhunter may have a chance alone. But together as the Justice League, they are a metahuman force (and a hope) to be reckoned with. Written by RSchaff-2nd
- January 5th, 2001
- 121 mins
After several successful years in Hollywood, Lasse Hallstr�m (The Cider House Rules, What's Eating Gilbert Grape) returns to Europe with this slice of small-town life in 1950s France. Juliette Binoche plays a new-in-town single mother who gradually wins over the locals with the sweets in her chocolate shop. But these aren't your typical French townspeople. With Johnny Depp, Judi Dench, and Carrie-Anne Moss among the customers, this village has a distinctively global appeal.
- January 7th, 2000
- 188 mins
On one random day in the San Fernando Valley, a dying father, a young wife, a male caretaker, a famous lost son, a police officer in love, a boy genius , an ex-boy genius, a game show host and an estranged daughter will each become part of a dazzling multiplicity of plots, but one story.
Magnolia is a mosaic of American life woven through a series of comic and poignant vignettes. It is a portrait of a lonely city sometimes called up short on love. It is a personal exploration of the hidden elements of crisis. It is a story about putting things right again.
- August 27th, 1999
- 77 mins
The gallantly goofy "Mountie" of Jay Ward's 1969 television cartoon bumbles his way onto the big screen in this live-action adaptation starring Fraser in the titular role. Dudley must foil the dastardly deeds of Snidely Whiplash--brilliantly brought to life by Molina--in order to save his damsel in distress Nell Fenwick (Parker), and along the way hopefully learn to ride his trusty horse Horse (the brains of the duo) and avoid loose floor boards. Physical comedy (mostly involving humorous head trauma) rules the day in this good-natured family comedy.
- 60 mins
This show delves into the dark side of the New York underworld as the detectives of a new elite force, the Special Victims Unit, investigate and prosecute various sexually oriented crimes, while trying to balance the effects of the investigation on their own lives.
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- 101 mins
In an attempt to resurrect the slapstick comedy of Laurel and Hardy or The Marx Brothers, Stanley Tucci and Oliver Platt team-up as two out-of-work actors who accidentally stow away on a ship to hide from a drunken, belligerent lead actor who has sworn to kill them for belittling his talents.
- November 14th, 1997
- 97 mins
Thinking he is participating in the "real-life theater" experience his brother has purchased him for his birthday, Wallace Ritchie (Bill Murray) mistakenly lands in the middle of an international spy plot.
The unsuspecting Ritchie sets off, blissfully unaware, into a world of shadowy cat-and-mouse dealings involving assassination, espionage and intrigue -- believing that the thrills and kilss all around him are really only staged.
- October 31st, 1997
- 155 mins
A dark comedy following the rise and fall of Eddie Adams, a handsome, uneducated teenager who works in the kitchen of a popular San Fernando Valley nightclub. Back at home, Eddie has to face the oppressive company of a passive father and a domineering mother who keeps reminding him he's stupid and a failure. But when he's spotted at the club by Jack Horner, a successful porn producer, Eddie is instantly lured to a promising career in the adult entertainment industry.
- April 4th, 1997
- 108 mins
A beautiful, aristocratic young woman whose life at the peak of Imperial Russian society leaves her lonely and unfulfilled...a dashing military man with a noble title and a passionate heart...an affair that begins as a private infatuation, but soon scandalizes an entire city...
- November 1st, 1996
- 95 mins
Al McCord is hanging out at his favorite restaurant when he meets an attractive young woman, Ellie, who is looking for a ride from the city out into the Mojave Desert, where her mother lives.
- October 10th, 1996
- 93 mins
On the run from the law, desperate drug runner Astor and his beautiful prisoner struggle through the savage heat. They are offered a ride by two unsuspecting travelers. Claiming to be illegal aliens looking for a better life in America, Astor and his captive draw the innocent travelers into a dangerous world controlled by the ruthless drug lord El Rojo. Written by Anonymous
- May 10th, 1996
- 121 mins
Dead Man is the story of a young man's journey, both physically and spiritually, into very unfamiliar terrain. William Blake is traveling to the extreme Western frontiers of America sometime in the 2nd half of the 19th century. Lost and badly wounded, he encounters a very odd, outcast Native American - named "Nobody" - who believes Blake is actually the dead English poet of the same name. The story, with Nobody's help, leads William Blake through situations that are in turn comical and violent. Contrary to his nature, circumstances transform Blake into a hunted outlaw, a killer, and a man whose physical existence is slowly slipping away. Thrown into a world that is cruel and chaotic, his eyes are opened to the fragility that defines the realm of the living. It is as though he passes through the surface of a mirror, and emerges into a previously-unknown world that exists on the other side.
- February 23rd, 1996
- 108 mins
n this spellbinding new drama from director Barbet Schroeder ("Reversal of Fortune," "Single White Female") and screenwriter Ted Tally (a 1992 Academy Award" winner for "Silence of the Lambs"), Meryl Streep stars as a respected, dedicated small town pediatrician whose life is thrown into turmoil when her teenage son Jacob (Edward Furlong) disappears and is suspected of brutally murdering his girlfriend. When the boy returns home, she and her husband (Liam Neeson) struggle to confront the tragedy, protect their son and survive as best they can. This gripping drama explores the dynamics of relationships between the members of one family and how the parents and children come to terms with the terrible catastrophe that has befallen them.
- July 7th, 1995
- 108 mins
In 1974, humans relayed a message into space that contained information about earth and its inhabitants, including the DNA sequences that make up the human cell. Twenty years later, a reply was received that contained another DNA sequence and friendly instructions to combine it with our own.
The result of this combination is a beautiful, sensual woman that is also a fierce killing machine bent on spawning a new race above humans on the food chain.
- May 12th, 1995
- 115 mins
Recently released after 20 years in a Cuban prison, Juan Raul Perez is on his way to Miami to join his wife when he encounters beautiful young Dorita Perez, a prostitute longing for the freedom of life in America. When the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) see the same last name, and mistakenly sign the two up as a married couple Juan and Dottie play-along with the error becuase the INS gives priority to families.
When Juan's real wife Carmela determines that her husband never made it to the US, she yields to the advances of a charismatic cop. Both Carmella and Juan, now believeing they have been abandoned by the other, attempt to create a new life in America.
- March 3rd, 1995
- 106 mins
After a severe traffic accident, Hatch Harrison was dead for two hours before his doctors were able to revive him. Hatch is glad to be alive, but soon he starts to have strange thoughts and feelings. Soon he discovers that he is now somehow tied to a killer who had entered Hatch's mind while he was dead.
- May 20th, 1994
- 127 mins
Maverick is recreated from the character James Garner created in the 1950s TV program. Maverick is a gambler who would rather con someone than fight them. He needs an additional three thousand dollars in order to enter a Winner Take All poker game that begins in a few days. He tries to win some, tries to collect a few debts, and recover a little loot for the reward, all with a light hearted air. He joins forces with a woman gambler with a marvelous, though fake, southern accent as the two both try and enter the game.
- April 15th, 1994
- 106 mins
A boy (Scott Bairstow) and his dog, White Fang, save the noble Haida tribe from evil white men in turn-of-the-century Alaska. Disney's politically correct Western is aimed at a kid audience and resembles -- more than a little -- Dances with Wolves. Directed by Ken Olin (TV's "thirtysomething"), the movie also features Al Harrington as the sage chief of the tribe and Charmaine Craig as a beautiful Haida princess
- January 7th, 1994
- 80 mins
A foul-mouthed finishing school graduate mistakenly winds up on an ill-fated fishing boat, and faces the wrath of a crew that considers him bad luck.
- September 12th, 1993
- 97 mins
Marty (Alfred Molina) is a down-and-out jazz musician with colorful dreams of making it big, but right now he's living on the edge and making small money by giving music lessons to people who don't seem to want them. His sometimes girlfriend, Sheila (Maggie O'Neill), is a barmaid at the Rose of Sharon, a local pub owned by the hot-tempered Frank (Seymour Cassel). One day Sheila takes an old rocking chair out of the pub's storage and gives it to Marty; he then discovers that the chair is haunted by two ghosts, a middle-aged woman named Lilly (Marianne Faithfull) and a precocious little girl named Ruthie (Rachel Bella). Ruthie seems to be from the turn of the century, but Lilly is contemporary. These easygoing souls appear to Marty and enliven his life with non-threatening pranks, but things turn serious when Marty discovers Lilly was Frank's wife, who killed her in a fit of rage. With the help of the mortal, the ghosts plan revenge.
- June 18th, 1993
- 118 mins
Joseph K. awakes one morning, to find two strange men in his room, telling him he has been arrested. Joseph is not told what he is charged with, and despite being "arrested," is allowed to remain free and go to work. But despite the strange nature of his arrest, Joseph soon learns that his trial, however odd, is very real, and tries desperately to spare himself from the court's judgement. Written by Mike Myers <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- July 31st, 1992
- 95 mins
This slow-paced gem is about the civilizing influence of Italy on beleaguered Londoners both male and female and has it's own civilizing influence on the viewer. It's almost like taking a little mini-trip to Italy, a gorgeously filmed enchantment.
- March 22nd, 1991
- 95 mins
Francis Ashby, a senior Oxford don on holiday alone in the Alps, meets holidaying American Caroline and her companion Elinor, the blossoming Irish-American girl she adopted many years before. Ashby finds he enjoys their company, particularly that of Elinor, and both the women are drawn to him. Back at Oxford he is nevertheless taken aback when they arrive unannounced. Women are not allowed in the College grounds, let alone the rooms. Indeed any liaison, however innocent, is frowned on by the upstanding Fellows. Written by Jeremy Perkins <email@example.com>
- January 11th, 1991
- 116 mins
An American woman, trapped in Islamic Iran by her brutish husband, must find a way to escape with her daughter as well.
- January 27th, 1989
- 96 mins
In a small European country, the king is scheduled to visit a small, quiet and "safe" village. It turns out that while the village may indeed be small, it's neither as quiet nor as safe as it's expected to be.
- 111 mins
This film is the story of the spectacular life and violent death of British playwright Joe Orton.
- December 26th, 1985
- 91 mins
The factories, pubs, clubs, hotels and streets of 1980s Liverpool form the backdrop for this tale of love, friendship, sex and a letter to the Soviet leader, Leonid Brezhnev. Two Liverpool lasses, Teresa and Elaine meet two Russian sailors, Sergei and Peter and hook up for a night of fun and frolics. Teresa is looking for sex and a smile, Elaine wants love, romance and the dream of a life far away from the grime of the Liverpool docklands. A classic British romantic comedy filled with new wave tunes, 80s fashion, a little politics and a lot of heart.
Alfred Molina TV Shows
Gravity Falls is just west of weird, slightly east of eerie and always north of normal, in a fresh new comedy series that follows city kids and twins Dipper and Mabel Pines who are sent to spend the summer with their eccentric Great Uncle Stan (aka Grunkle Stan) who runs a tourist trap called The Mystery Shack in a remote northwestern town where nothing is what it seems. There are creatures in the forest, there are monsters in the lake and even time traveling adventures.
The single-camera comedy focuses on an eccentric but brilliant group of LAPD detectives who investigate crime, reveal way too much personal information and refuse to rest until justice has been served…sort of. Rashida Jones plays Angie Tribeca, a lone wolf who's capable, committed, strong and not thrilled when her boss (Jere Burns) tells her she has to work with a partner (Hayes Macarthur).
The animated comedy adventure series follows Penn Zero, a boy from the suburbs who inherits the coolest job ever – part-time hero and leader of a team of good guys who zap to other worlds to save the day. With his sidekick Sashi and wise man Boone, the three tackle everything from outer space and the Old West, to lands of enchantment and the ultimate challenge – suburbia. The Campaign‘s Thomas Middleditch stars as Penn.
The "Axe Cop" web comic was created by then five-year-old Malachai Nicolle and his 29-year-old brother, Ethan, and chronicles the adventures of an axe-wielding police officer and his loyal team of allies as they fight bad guys. Written by Malachai and drawn by Ethan, the first five installments of "Axe Cop" were put online on January 25, 2010 and went viral in a matter of days.
Matador chronicles the unlikely rise of Tony "Matador" Bravo (Gabriel Luna), a popular soccer star who comes to be known as much for his playboy antics off the field as his dynamic moves on it. But what his fans and family don't realize is that it's all a cover—in truth, he is a skilled covert operative executing missions for a little-known branch of the CIA. “Matador” has the kind of fame and notoriety that affords him access to powerful circles of corruption and villainy. But, in balancing the dueling roles in which he's been cast, he will be forced to confront the question of his true identity… and it is this mission which will prove to be his most dangerous.
Cosmos: A Space-Time Odyssey is an upcoming American documentary television series. It is a follow-up to the 1980 series Cosmos: A Personal Voyage which was presented by Carl Sagan. The new series' presenter will be Neil deGrasse Tyson. The executive producers are Seth MacFarlane and Ann Druyan, Sagan's widow. It was originally announced that it would premiere in the 2012–13 United States network television schedule, but a June, 2012 Twitter update from Neil deGrasse Tyson indicates a Spring, 2014 release. Episodes will premiere on Fox and also air on National Geographic Channel on the same night.
After missing for nearly 20 years, Rick Sanchez (Justin Roiland) suddenly arrives at his daughter Beth’s (Sarah Chalke) doorstep looking to move in with her and her family. Beth welcomes him with open arms, but her unremarkable husband Jerry (Chris Parnell) isn’t too thrilled about the tearful reunion as Rick’s arrival serves to shake things up quite a bit around the household. Rick converts the garage into his personal laboratory and gets to work on all sorts of dangerous sci-fi gadgets and contraptions. That wouldn’t be so bad if not for the fact that Rick continues to involve his grandchildren Morty (Roiland) and Summer (Spencer Grammer) in his insane adventures.
Drunk History is a show featuring historical reenactments by A-list comedy/acting talent, presented by Derek Waters and many inebriated history buff storytellers. (Based on the award-winning and wildly popular web series.)
Follows the lives of five surgeons as they push the limits of their personal and professional feelings.
Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness is an American computer-animated television series based on the Kung Fu Panda films. It takes place between the two films showing Po's training to becoming a successful Dragon Warrior.
Everybody makes mistakes, but for Tim - a self-conscious young guy living in New York - just getting out of bed in the morning could be the worst decision he makes all day. No matter the situation, life's little challenges always manage to demand the most offensive solutions, which wouldn't be such a problem if he weren't continually caught red-handed. From the mind of Steve Dildarian - the Clio-winning ad man behind Budweiser's famous 'Lizards' campaign - 'The Life and Times of Tim' follows this everyday working guy from one scandalous crisis to the next.
Harriet (Bates), Matthew (Ben Chaplin, "Me and Orson Welles") and Malcolm (Aml Ameen, "Kidulthood") couldn't be any more different. Harriet is a curmudgeonly ex-patent lawyer who, having just been fired from her cushy job, is completely disillusioned with her success and looking for a fresh start. Her world unexpectedly collides with Malcolm's -- a young man trying to figure out life. When he finds out Harriet is a lawyer, he begs her to represent him in an upcoming criminal case. Matthew, a dreamer at heart and also recently fired from his job as a high school teacher, is introduced to Harriet through Malcolm, a previous student of his. When these three cross paths, they realize they're all looking for a fresh start. Now, the most unlikely of people are starting a law practice in the most unlikely of places -- a rundown shoe store. "Harry's Law" also stars Brittany Snow ("Hairspray") as Harriet's assistant, Jenna Backstrom and Beatrice Rosen ("Dark Knight") as Eve, a high school French teacher.
Welcome to Los Angeles. They say this is the place where anyone with the right attorney can get away with murder. We say this is the place that needs some Law & Order.
Broadway's best have been recognized every year in this awards event since April 4, 1947. First televised broadcast was in 1967. The Tony Awards typically features musical numbers from nominated musicals. Over the years, they have occasionally featured excerpts (live and/or filmed) from nominated plays, as well. Over the years, the telecast has been hosted by the likes of Angela Lansbury, Hugh Jackson and Rosie O'Donnell, who, at the height of her popularity, boosted the ratings considerably. Networks airing the program have varied and sometimes technical awards have been presented on a second PBS broadcast directly preceeding the main event. While honoring the best of Broadway, it is the single biggest promotional event for New York Theatre each year.
Monk is a detective afraid of the dark, a gumshoe afraid of gum. He has no problem cracking a case - as long as it doesn't involve heights or germs, and is in close proximity to his apartment. Other than solving his wife's murder, Monk would like nothing more than to gain back his position on the San Francisco police force, but can he pull himself together and get back to solving crimes full time?
"In the criminal justice system, sexually-based offenses are considered especially heinous. In New York City, the dedicated detectives who investigate these vicious felonies are members of an elite squad known as the Special Victims Unit. These are their stories."
An American animated television series about a team of superheroes which ran from 2001 to 2004 on Cartoon Network. Produced by Warner Bros. Animation, it is based on the Justice League and associated comic book characters published by DC Comics. After its second season, it became Justice League Unlimited, and ran an additional three seasons.
Eliza Thornberry is not your ordinary kid. It's not just because she travels the world in an RV with her parents, Nigel and Marrianne: famous nature show hosts. Eliza also happened to be granted the magical ability to talk with and understand animals. She's now able to talk with animals and help save them from various threats along with her friend Dawrin, a chimpanzee who travels with Eliza and her family.
Note: "The Wild Thornberrys" has not been cancelled. Klasky/Csupo announced back when the movie came out that they felt they had enough episodes to introduce the show to a younger generation. The show is on hiatus for a few years to give time for a younger audience to grow into it, a lot like what "Rugrats" did. -The Wild Thornberrys airs on NicktoonsTV(a new digital cable channel) on Weekdays at 11,11:30am and 3,3:30PM.And On Weekends at 8:30AM.
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A series of high quality one-off drama films. A spiritual successor to the BBC's long running Play For Today.
Made by Central Independent Television for the ITV Network.
Miami Vice is one the most innovative and powerful TV series of all time. Focusing on the Miami Metro-Dade Police "Vice" Department and it`s continued battle against the illicit drug, prostitution, and firearms crime underworld of the city of Miami. It used fashion, color, and a varied musical selection in order to accentuate and amplify the emotional undercurrent of the drama it portrayed.
Casualty is a weekly television show broadcast on BBC One, and the longest running emergency medical drama television series in the world. Created by Jeremy Brock and Paul Unwin, it was first broadcast on 6 September 1986 and transmitted in the UK on BBC One. The producer was Geraint Morris. The programme is based around the fictional Holby City Hospital and focuses on the staff and patients of the hospital's Accident and Emergency Department.
An all-female detective agency, the 'Eyes Enquiry Agency', is formed as a front for the Home Office's new security operation, the 'Covert Activities Thames Section' or C.A.T.S. for short.
Initially lead by ex-Oxford University President Pru Standfast, she was in charge of the unit that exeprienced ex-cop Maggie Forbes, computer geek Fredrica Smith, and from series two, Tessa Robinson who replaced Pru. Their contact with the Ministry was Nigel Beaumont.
Made by Television South (TVS) for the ITV Network.