In 1983, a group of childhood friends pulled off the crime of the century: kidnapping one of the richest men in the world, the heir of the Heineken beer empire (Anthony Hopkins). The shocking capture--by gunpoint in broad daylight on the streets of Amsterdam--resulted in the largest ransom ever paid for a kidnapped individual. It was truly the perfect crime…until they got away with it. Based on a true story, Kidnapping Mr. Heineken also stars Anthony Hopkins, Sam Worthington, Jim Sturgess and Ryan Kwanten.
An American backpacker gets involved with a ring of drug smugglers as their driver, though he winds up on the run from his employers across Munich's high-speed freeways.
Anthony Hopkins plays a doctor with psychic powers enlisted by the FBI to track down a serial killer who is terrorizing New York City.
A man is chosen by God to undertake a momentous mission of rescue before an apocalyptic flood destroys the world.
The film will reveal the relationship of a father who lived and died by the mob code and a son who, while brought up to lead a life of crime, chose to leave that world behind and redeem himself and the Gotti name. Never before has there been such an inside look at the Gotti family and their world of danger, betrayal and redemption. John Gotti was head of the Gambino crime family, which in its time was the largest and most powerful crime organization in the country. Known as the "Dapper Don," John Gotti's flamboyant style and outspoken personality made him one of the most famous mobsters of the 20th century and he ruled the underworld until he died from cancer in 2002 while serving a life sentence. In 1988, at the age of 24, Gotti Jr. became a "made man," and was officially inducted into the Mafia, making him the heir-apparent to head the Gambino crime family and follow in his father's footsteps. But in 1999, Gotti Jr. paid a now-famous last visit to his imprisoned and dying father to tell him he was ending his life of crime and getting out of the family business. During the years that followed his father's death, Gotti Jr. had a long legal battle ahead of him and served three jail sentences, totaling approximately nine years, for a variety of charges. Gotti Jr. was finally released from prison in December 2009.
Marvel’s "Thor: The Dark World" continues the big-screen adventures of Thor, the Mighty Avenger, as he battles to save Earth and all the Nine Realms from a shadowy enemy that predates the universe itself. In the aftermath of Marvel’s "Thor" and "Marvel’s The Avengers," Thor fights to restore order across the cosmos...but an ancient race led by the vengeful Malekith returns to plunge the universe back into darkness. Faced with an enemy that even Odin and Asgard cannot withstand, Thor must embark on his most perilous and personal journey yet, one that will reunite him with Jane Foster and force him to sacrifice everything to save us all.
Retired C.I.A. agent Frank Moses reunites his unlikely team of elite operatives for a global quest to track down a missing portable nuclear device.
Chuck Russell is set to direct a 3D reworking of "Arabian Nights." In a new spin on the classic, the story follows a young commander who, after his king is killed in a palace coup, joins forces with Sinbad, Aladdin and his genie to rescue Scheherazade and her kingdom from dark powers.
"Through the use of a new generation of visual technologies, we will be able to quite literally take audiences around the world on a magic carpet ride," Russell said.
A love story between influential filmmaker Alfred Hitchcock and wife Alma Reville during the filming of Psycho in 1959.
From two acclaimed artists: director Fernando Meirelles (City of God, The Constant Gardener) and writer Peter Morgan (The Queen, Frost/Nixon). With a stellar international cast that includes Rachel Weisz, Anthony Hopkins, Jude Law, Ben Foster, Jamel Debbouze and Moritz Bleibtreu, 360 is a moving and exciting dramatic thriller that dazzlingly weaves together the stories of an array of people from disparate social backgrounds through their intersecting relationships.
Writer Ernest Hemingway befriends boat captain, Gregorio Fuentes, who inspires him to pen the famous tale "The Old Man and the Sea."
At the center of the story is The Mighty Thor, a powerful but arrogant warrior whose reckless actions reignite an ancient war. Thor is cast down to Earth and forced to live among humans as punishment. Once here, Thor learns what it takes to be a true hero when the most dangerous villain of his world sends the darkest forces of Asgard to invade Earth.
Inspired by true events, "The Rite" follows skeptical seminary student Michael Kovak (Colin O'Donoghue), who reluctantly attends exorcism school at the Vatican. While he's in Rome, Michael meets an unorthodox priest, Father Lucas (Anthony Hopkins), who introduces him to the darker side of his faith, uncovering the devil's reach even to one of the holiest places on Earth.
The film is based on the award-winning novel of the same name by Norman Lebrecht. It is described as follows:
Martin Simmonds’ father tells him, “Never trust a musician when he speaks about love.” The advice comes too late. Martin already loves Dovidl Rapoport, an eerily gifted Polish violin prodigy whose parents left him in the Simmonds’s care before they perished in the Holocaust. For a time the two boys are closer than brothers. But on the day he is to make his official debut, Dovidl disappears. Only 40 years later does Martin get his first clue about what happened to him.
In this ravishing novel of music and suspense, Norman Lebrecht unravels the strands of love, envy and exploitation that knot geniuses to their admirers. In doing so he also evokes the fragile bubble of Jewish life in prewar London; the fearful carnival of the Blitz, and the gray new world that emerged from its ashes. Bristling with ideas, lambent with feeling, The Song of Names is a masterful work of the imagination.
Woody Allen’s “You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger” follows a pair of married couples, Alfie (Anthony Hopkins) and Helena (Gemma Jones), and their daughter Sally (Naomi Watts) and husband Roy (Josh Brolin), as their passions, ambitions, and anxieties lead them into trouble and out of their minds. After Alfie leaves Helena to pursue his lost youth and a free-spirited call girl named Charmaine (Lucy Punch), Helena abandons rationality and surrenders her life to the loopy advice of a charlatan fortune teller. Unhappy in her marriage, Sally develops a crush on her handsome art gallery owner boss, Greg (Antonio Banderas), while Roy, a novelist nervously awaiting the response to his latest manuscript, becomes moonstruck over Dia (Freida Pinto), a mystery woman who catches his gaze through a nearby window. Despite these characters’ attempts to dodge their problems with pipe dreams and impracticable plans, their efforts lead only to heartache, irrationality, and perilous hot water. Taking its title from the prediction fortune tellers use to beguile their marks, “You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger,” illustrates with wry humor how easy it is for our illusions to make fools of us all.
"The City of Your Final Destination" is about a young American academic, Omar Razaghi (Metwally), who attempts to persuade the reluctant heirs of a celebrated Uruguayan novelist, Jules Gund, to allow him to write an authorized biography of the writer, who has recently died. Undeterred by the executors' adamant refusal, and urged on by his vehemently ambitious girlfriend (Lara), another academic, Razaghi turns up uninvited on the family's doorstep in a remote corner of Uruguay, hoping to change their minds. Before long, he is joined there by his super-efficient girlfriend, Deirdre.
Inspired by the classic Universal film that launched a legacy of horror, "The Wolfman" brings the myth of a cursed man back to its iconic origins. Oscar® winner Benicio Del Toro stars as Lawrence Talbot, a haunted nobleman lured back to his family estate after his brother vanishes. Reunited with his estranged father (Oscar® winner Anthony Hopkins), Talbot sets out to find his brother...and discovers a horrifying destiny for himself.
Inspired by a true story, Bare Knuckles stars Jeanette Roxborough as a desperate single mother who enters an underground Mixed Martial Arts competition in order to provide for her young daughter. Samantha Rogers (Roxborough) is a cocktail waitress who only holds onto her job out of sheer desperation. One night, while breaking up a bar brawl between a pair of belligerent women, Samantha makes a big impression on struggling fight promoter Sonny Cool (Martin Kove), who convinces her to test her fighting skills in the ring. Before long, the frustrated cocktail waitress is earning big money in the world of illegal, bare-knuckle female fighting. Although her better judgment tells her that she should make a clean break from this sordid underworld as quickly as possible, her motherly instincts convince her that the only way to ensure a bright future for her daughter is to fight with everything she's got until she can't throw another punch. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
In a time of heroes, the mighty warrior Beowulf slays the demon Grendel and incurs the wrath of its monstrous yet seductive mother, in a conflict that transforms a king into a legend.
Academy Award winner Anthony Hopkins, makes the journey into independent filmmaking as writer and director of "Slipstream." The project attracted a renowned ensemble cast and crew boasting an outstanding combined total of more than 70 esteemed awards and accolades, and over 200 nominations.
Fifteen years after this stunning reinterpretation of Dracula was released (1992), we go behind the scenes and watch master director Francis Coppola reinvent a classic with screenwriter James V. Hart, and cast members Gary Oldman, Winona Ryder, Anthony Hopkins, Keanu Reeves, Richard E. Grant, tom Waits and Sadie Frost. "Bram Stoker's Dracula was filmed entirely on the sound-stages of MGM (then recently acquired by Sony and Columbia pictures) and the visual style included vintage special effects and screen magic at a scale not seen in decades. Written by Kim Aubry
A down-and-out writer (Anthony Hopkins) sells his soul to the devil in exchange for fame and fortune.
Anthony Hopkins and Ryan Gosling star in the dramatic thriller Fracture. When a meticulous structural engineer (Hopkins) is found innocent of the attempted murder of his wife (Embeth Davidtz), the young district attorney (Gosling) who is prosecuting him becomes a crusader for justice. "Fracture" is packed with twists and turns that weave in and out of the courtroom as the pair try to outwit each other.
A film chronicling the intertwining lives of a grand cast of characters present at Los Angeles' Ambassador Hotel in the hours leading up to Robert F. Kennedy's assassination.
This historical and critical look at slasher films, which includes dozens of clips, begins with "Halloween," "Friday the 13th," and "Prom Night." The films' directors, writers, producers, and special effects creators comment on the films' making and success. During the Reagan years, the films get gorier, budgets get smaller, and their appeal wanes. Then, "Nightmare on Elm Street" revives the genre. Jump to the late 90s, when "Scream" brings humor and TV stars into the mix. Although some criticize the genre as misogynistic (Siskel and Ebert), most of the talking heads celebrate the films: as long as there are teenagers, there will be slasher films, says one. Written by <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Absolute power corrupts absolutely in writer-director Steven Zaillian's ("Schindler's List") adaptation of Robert Penn Warren's classic novel "All the King's Men" featuring an all-star cast led by Sean Penn, Jude Law, Kate Winslet, Patricia Clarkson, James Gandolfini, Mark Ruffalo, Anthony Hopkins. "All the King's Men" charts the spectacular rise and fall of a charismatic Southern politician, "Boss" Willie Stark (Penn). Law co-stars as Jack Burden, the once idealistic, now embittered ex-reporter who unwittingly fuels Stark's corrupt political ambitions.
Hollywoods biggest talents explore what is the recipe for blockbuster, flops, and how absolute happenstance and controlled luck can make movie magic.
Based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning play by David Auburn, "Proof" follows a devoted daughter (Paltrow) who comes to terms with the death of her father (Hopkins) - a brilliant mathematician whose genius was crippled by mental instanity - and is forced to face her own long-harbored fears and emotions. She adjusts to his death with the help of one of her father's former mathematical students (Gyllenhaal) who searches through her father's notebooks in the hope of discovering a bit of his old brilliance. While coming to terms with the possibility that his genius, which she was inherited, may come at a painful price, her estranged sister (Davis) arrives to help settle their father's affairs.
PROOF is the compelling story of an enigmatic young woman haunted by her father’s past and the shadow of her own future, exploring the links between genius and madness, the tender relationships between fathers and daughters and the nature of truth and family.
On the eve of her twenty-seventh birthday, Catherine (Paltrow), a young woman who has spent years caring for her brilliant but unstable father, a mathematical genius named Robert (Hopkins), must deal not only with the arrival of her estranged sister, Claire (Davis), but also with the attentions of Hal (Gyllenhaal), a former student of her father’s who hopes to find valuable work in the 103 notebooks of Robert’s.
As Catherine confronts Hal’s affections and Claire’s overbearing plans for her life, she struggles to solve the most perplexing problem of all: How much of her father’s madness – or genius – will she inherit?
Centers on the life of Burt Monro, a New Zealander who invested several decades building a 1920 Indian motorcycle. He then traveled to the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah, where he set the land-speed world record in the 1970s.
"Alexander," Oliver Stone's sweeping historical saga that charts the life and legend of one of the greatest figures in world history. The story is an epic that is as daring and ambitious as its subject, a relentless conqueror who by the age of 32 had amassed the greatest empire the world had ever seen. Past and present collide to form the puzzle of the protagonist, a tapestry of triumphs and tragedies in which childhood memories and Alexander's rise to power unfold side by side with the later day expansion of his empire, and its ultimate downfall. From his youth, fueled by dreams of glory and adventure, to his lonely and mysterious death as a ruler of a vast state, from the tumultuous relationship with his parents-a powerful king and a queen determined to put her child on the throne at any cost-to the rousing brotherly bonds with his closest companions and vast army, as they fought from the sun-scorched battlefields of the Persian Empire across the snow-peaked mountains of India, the film chronicles Alexander's journey to become a living legend, a man who embraced the ideal that power has a destiny.
Set in the summer of 1998 during the Clinton impeachment scandal the story is about Dr. Coleman Silk, a classics professor at a small New England college town. Silks life is shattered by accusations of racism and his personal life crumbles as more and more revelations are made. Nathan Zuckerman, a novelist, is intrigued by Silks story and investigates his life while Silk embroils himself in an affair with a woman half his age.
Will Graham (Edward Norton) is just about to retire from the F.B.I. when he is called back into duty to track down a brutal killer known at the Tooth Fairy. The killer, Francis Dollarhyde (Ralph Fiennes), detests the title given to him and would rather use the title that he thinks of himself as: the Red Dragon. Now, Dollarhyde has set his eyes on a young woman named Reba (Emily Watson) and Graham will do anything to stop him from killing her. But for him to do that, there's just one thing that he needs to do that he has never wanted to do ever again: visit his arch-enemy, the cunning Dr. Hannibal "The Cannibal" Lecter (Anthony Hopkins), who has been giving the Red Dragon some information about Graham's family recently.
In order to complete a classified project important to national security, a streetwise bookie (Chris Rock) is enlisted by the CIA to take the place of his deceased Harvard-educated twin brother. Anthony Hopkins plays a veteran CIA agent who heads the operation.
Based on the novel by Stephen King and adapted by Oscar winner William Goldman, Hearts in Atlantis tells the story of Bobby Garfield, an 11-year-old boy growing up in Connecticut in 1960. Bobby is befriended by Ted Brautigan (Anthony Hopkins), a man renting a room in their house who becomes a father figure to Bobby. Ted, however, soon reveals that he has a special psychic gift.
It's another good vs. evil showdown between Dr. Hannibal Lecter (Anthony Hopkins), in hiding in Florence after getting himself out of jail free at the end of The Silence of the Lambs, and FBI Special Agent Clarice Starling (Julianne Moore), in disgrace in D.C. after a botched shootout. Also after Lecter are his only surviving victim, deformed zillionaire Mason Verger (an uncredited and unrecognizable Gary Oldman), and a mercenary Italian detective (Giancarlo Giannini); also after Clarice is her brainy FBI boss (Ray Liotta). By the time this second chapter of their adventures is over, Hannibal and Clarice find themselves in places you've never seen in a movie before.
Inside a snowflake, high atop Mt. Crumpit, just north of town, a certain cave-dwelling curmudgeon peers down on the Christmas-adoring Whos of Whoville as they make their frantic Yuletide preparations. And this isn't your run-of-the-mill sourpuss. This is the Grinch (Jim Carrey), and he is positively sick of those nog-sucking cheermongers. Christmas is back and the Grinch plans to do something about this annoyingly-happy holiday ... once and for all.
Until he encounters little Cindy Lou Who (Taylor Momsen) who takes matters into her own hands, trying to find out everything she can about the Grinch: Who he is, why he doesn't like Christmas and why he is held in such utter contempt. Her innocent questions turn Whoville upside down, but ultimately, these two kindred spirits-one searching for just one thing meaningful from the yuletide holiday, and the other unearthing a part of his soul long ago buried and forgotten-will come together, and collectively learn the true meaning of Christmas.
Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) partners up with Nyah Hall (Thandie Newton) to stop renegade agent Sean Ambrose (Dougray Scott) before he can release a new kind of terror -- a biological agent -- on an unsuspecting world.
Before the mission is complete, they'll traverse the globe, and choose between everything they love and believe in...
A story of hope. A journey of dreams. A life of magic
Theo Caulder (Cuba Gooding, Jr.) is an ambitious psychiatric resident who has been asked to evaluate the case of anthropologist and primatologist Ethan Powell (Anthony Hopkins). A noted scientist, Powell vanished four years ago while studying the reclusive mountain gorillas in Rwanda. When a group of park rangers discovered Powell living among the gorillas, he turned on them, brutally murdering two of the rangers.
Sedated and shackled, Powell has retreated into himself and won't speak to anyone. Increasingly frustrated by Powell's silence, Theo turns to Powell's estranged daughter, Lyn (Maura Tierney) for help. As Caulder begins the task of trying to understand Powell, he becomes overwhelmed by his story and the tables turn so that instead of psychiatrist and prisoner, it becomes student and teacher.
Titus Andronicus returns from the wars and sees his sons and daughters taken from him, one by one. Shakespeare's goriest and earliest tragedy.
The charmed life and orderly household of media tycoon William Parrish (Anthony Hopkins) are suddenly disrupted by the arrival of enigmantic young Joe Black (Brad Pitt) who falls in love with Parrish's beautiful daughter Susan (Claire Forlani).
For Parrish, Susan and the rest of the family, the consequences of this romance are profound, complicated and bittersweet, for Joe Black is actually the personification of Death -- come to call on Parish.
In early 19th century Mexico the masked swordsman hero Zorro was a champion of the people against the tyranny of Spanish rule, represented by the ruthless Governor Montero. Unfortunately, on the eve of his greatest triumph, the liberation of Mexico, Montero learns of Zorro's secret identity as Don Diego de la Vega and attacks the rebel in his home leaving him imprisoned, his wife dead and his daughter abducted to be claimed as the child of Montero. Twenty years pass, and Montero returns to California intent on a foul plan to bring it under his total control. Upon learning of his return, Don Diego escapes from his long imprisonment and prepares for his revenge. Part of it involves the training of an orphan who helped him as a boy to become his successor. Together, the two must prepare to do battle with Montero and his American henchman to save California and reunite with Diego's lost daughter. So once again, the enemies of freedom and justice in California must fear of the man who leaves the mark of the Z.
In the summer of 1839, on a stormy night off the coast of Cuba, 53 Africans held captive in the cramped cargo holds of the Spanish slave ship La Amistad break free of their shackles. Led by Cinque (DJIMON HOUNSOU), they arm themselves, take control of the ship and reclaim their freedom. They have one goal: to return to Africa.
Without the navigational skills to guide them home, the Africans are forced to rely on the two surviving members of the crew. But they are tricked. After two months on a ragged course up the Eastern seaboard, the Amistad is captured by an American naval ship off the coast of Connecticut and the Africans were charged for murder and piracy.
Thidden tensions between two men -- one an intellectual billionaire (Anthony Hopkins), the other a hotshot fashion photographer (Alec Baldwin) -- are gradually unleashed when they engage in a desperate struggle for survival after their plane crashes in the hostile Alaskan wilderness. One man eventually learns that the greatest danger comes not from Nature, but from fear, treachery and, possibly, murder.
A story about a unique and remarkable romantic attachment told through the eyes of Picasso's mistress, the mother of his children Claude and Paloma, and the only woman in his life who finally found the strength to leave him.
It is a sultry August, and the Davies household has visitors. Ieuan(Anthony Hopkins), who has managed the estate for many years for little reward, has fallen passionately in love with Helen Blaithwaite (Rate Burton), but his passion, as yet, is unrequited. Sian(Rhian Morgan), his niece, is secretly in love with Dr. Lloyd (Gawn Grainger), an idealistic conservationist who is growing increasingly disillusioned with country life. Dr. Lloyd, however, like Ieuan, has designs on the exotic Helen. Both Ieuan and Lloyd seek solace in drink and feelings run high. In a series of tragi-comic episodes, the ordered Victorian calm of the Davies household begins to disintegrate over one pivotal weekend.
Although he is one of the most chronicled public figures of the 20th century, Richard Milhous Nixon remains an enigma to many, his decisions, motives and behavior often shrouded in mystery. "Nixon" is a dramatized attempt to understand the man behind the tarnished presidential seal, who, to paraphrase his own words, scaled life's greatest heights and plunged into its deepest valleys.
"Nixon," with visual and thematic boldness, tells the extraordinary personal story of America's controversial 37th President: a man whose lifelong quest for public acceptance through political power constantly eluded him ... even when he held the highest office in the nation.
During the Cold War an engineer is send to Berlin to spy on the East Germans.
1994 Oscar® winner: Best Cinematography. Based on the novella by Jim Harrison, this sweeping romantic epic is about the Ludlow brothers--two men (Brad Pitt, Aidan Quinn) in love with the same woman (Julia Ormond). Also starring Anthony Hopkins. Directed by Edward Zwick (The Siege). Screenplay by Susan Shilliday and Bill Wittliff.
This wrong-headed adaptation of the very funny (and scatological) novel by T. Coraghessan Boyle was written and directed by Alan Parker, who doesn't seem to have much of a clue. It's not a botch, just a movie that hammers its efforts at humor too hard. The focus is split between three story lines: the life of cereal tycoon John Kellogg (Anthony Hopkins with buck teeth), who has created a health spa for the wealthy that focuses on regular cleansing of the digestive tract (as well as applications of electricity); the troubles of an unhappy young couple (Matthew Broderick and Bridget Fonda), who come to the spa hoping to cure their marital ills (Broderick gets the worst of the deal); and the efforts of a young hustler (John Cusack), who is trying to break into the breakfast-cereal business but gets taken by an even bigger hustler (Michael Lerner).
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 <email@example.com>
A film about the troubled and controversial life of the master comedy filmmaker.
C.S. Lewis, a world-renowned writer and professor, leads a passionless life until he meets spirited poet Joy Gresham
A rule bound head butler's world of manners and decorum in the household he maintains is tested by the arrival of a housekeeper who falls in love with him in post-WWI Britain. The possibility of romance and his master's cultivation of ties with the Nazi cause challenge his carefully maintained veneer of servitude.
Vlad the Impaler (Gary Oldman), a count and fierce warrior, goes off to fight in the Crusades. Falsely hearing of his death, his beloved wife Elisabeta kills herself. Upon returning home and finding her, Vlad renounces God and becomes Count Dracula, embracing Satan in exchange for immortality. Flash forward to 1897 London. Jonathan Harker (Keanu Reeves) leaves fiancée Mina (Winona Ryder) and journeys to Transylvania to meet Count Dracula (Gary Oldman) to complete a real estate transaction. After seeing a photo of Mina, whom he believes to be his wife reincarnated, Dracula keeps Jonathan as a prisoner in his castle while he travels to London to meet his long lost love.
In his version of the oft-told tale, Francis Ford Coppola takes Bram Stoker's archetypical horror story and accentuates the romantic angle. Blood still flows in large amounts, and Coppola opted to do all the eye-pleasing visual effects in-camera, utilizing shadow puppets, smoke, miniatures, and other time-honored tricks of the trade--creating a visual style not unlike that of a storybook come to life.
A businessman thwarts his wife's bequest of an estate to another woman.
Time-traveling bounty hunters find a doomed race-car driver in the past and bring him to 2009 New York, where his mind will be replaced with that of a terminally ill billionaire.
Jonathan Demme's frightening psychological thriller, based on Thomas Harris's bestseller, is about an FBI agent (Jodie Foster) who tries picking the brain of an intelligent psychopath/cannibal Dr. Hannibal Lecter (Anthony Hopkins) in hopes of solving a series of grisly murders. A critical and commercial success, Lambs is one of the most superbly-crafted, suspenseful films ever, and became just the third film in the history of the Oscars to sweep the top five major awards: Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress, and Best Adapted Screenplay (Ted Tally).
An escaped convict and his two partners invade the home of an estranged Utah couple.
A shy widower (JEREMY IRONS) moves to a small seaside community and joins the local amateur theatre group. A production of A Beggar’s Opera is being rehearsed by a scruffy solicitor (ANTHONY HOPKINS), the show’s director. Before long, Irons discovers that the drama on stage is nothing compared to what's happening behind the scenes -- seduction, romance, factional in-fighting to rival the Balkans, and the inevitable jealousy as he emerges as the local Lothario. Adapted for the screen by Alan Ackbourne from his prize-winning stageplay.
First hosted by veteran actor Peter Graves, and later by Jack Perkins, this popular Arts and Entertainment Network series profiled the lives of notable figures in the history of entertainment, sports, arts, science, politics and warfare. The show is notable for its in-depth research, which often provides viewers with little-known information about well-known people. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <firstname.lastname@example.org>
When a humorous script-reader in her New York apartment sees an ad in the Saturday Review of Literature for a bookstore in London that does mail order, she begins a very special correspondence and friendship with Frank Doel, the bookseller who works at Marks & Co., 84 Charing Cross Road.
The familiar story of Lieutenant Bligh, whose cruelty leads to a mutiny on his ship. This version follows both the efforts of Fletcher Christian to get his men beyond the reach of British retribution, and the epic voyage of Lieutenant Bligh to get his loyalists safely to East Timor in a tiny lifeboat.
Quasimodo, the hunchback bellringer of Notre Dame's cathedral meets a beautiful gypsy dancer, Esmeralda, and falls in love with her. So does Quasimodo's guardian, the archdeacon of the cathedral, and a poor street poet. But Esmeralda's in love with a handsome soldier. But when a mob mistakes her for a witch, it's up to Quasimodo to rescue her and claim sanctuary for her in the cathedral. Written by Kathy Li
Marriage takes a sour turn when a middle-aged husband falls for a young and sexy woman. Things get even more complicated when his wife starts a hot affair with a young lover of her own.
A Victorian surgeon rescues a heavily disfigured man being mistreated by his "owner" as a side-show freak. Behind his monstrous facade, there is revealed a person of great intelligence and sensitivity.
A ventriloquist is at the mercy of his vicious dummy while he tries to renew a romance with his high school sweetheart.
A charming sequel to the hit National Velvet follows our young heroine and her trusty steed overseas.
It is near the end of WWII. The Germans have lost most of France, and the Allied forces decide to give them the final hit. They plan to drop thousands of paratroopers in Holland and keep a few key positions there, until reenforcements arrive. The most important spot is the bridge of Arnhem; once it's captured, it can block everything west of Germany
Ivy Templeton is a nearly eleven year old girl, living with her parents, Janice and Bill Templeton, in New York. The parents notice a stranger stalking them over the course of a few weeks, and discover, over lunch with him, that his name is Elliot Hoover, and that he is convinced their daughter is a reincarnation of his daughter Audrey Rose, who died in a fiery car accident, along with his wife, two minutes before Ivy was born. Hoover had come to believe this through information given to him by two clairvoyant psychics. The husband asks a friend of his, an attorney, to hide in their apartment to hear Hoovers full story to build a case against him, but when Hoover speaks Audrey's name out loud, Ivy hears him from her room and enters an altered state where she cannot be calmed down without the assistance of Hoover.
A bomber has planted 7 bombs on a transatlantic cruise ship. While a crack bomb squad team try to defuse the bombs the police attempt to track down the mad bomber.
A beautiful Russian ballerina falls in love with an American news correspondent. The KGB is most displeased and does everything it can to break them up.
Nora Helmer has years earlier committed a forgery in order to save the life of her authoritarian husband Torvald. Now she is being blackmailed lives in fear of her husband's finding out and of the shame such a revelation would bring to his career. But when the truth comes out, Nora is shocked to learn where she really stands in her husband's esteem. Written by Jim Beaver <email@example.com>
A naval secret service agent is assigned to find out how millions in gold bullion are being pirated.
From the John le Carre novel about a British spy who sends a Polish defector to East Germany to verify missile sites.
Tony Richardson's Hamlet is based on his own stage production. As a filmed record of a production originally designed for the stage it is not an ideal introduction for those new to the text. Filmed entirely within the Roundhouse in London (a disused train shed) it is shot almost entirely in close up, focusing the attention on faces and language rather than action. Nicol Williamson is a brilliant and idiosyncratic prince, a puritanical intellectual at odds with the sensuality of the new Danish court. Support from Anthony Hopkins, and veteran of Powell and Pressburger films Roger Livesy brings great humanity to the twin roles of travelling actor and the gravedigger.
1183 AD: King Henry II's three sons all want to inherit the throne, but he won't commit to a choice. They and his wife variously plot to force him.
Two guests at a high-tech amusement park go on a wild west adventure. The park is peopled by robots and is designed to provide a 100% life like experience simulating Roman times, cowboy times, and medieval times. When the park's central computer breaks down, the robots start to run amok and our two guests find themselves stalked by a robot gunslinger.
It will be one “dark knight” this October as Spike TV presents the third annual “SCREAM,” a celebration of the best in horror, sci-fi, fantasy and comic genres.
This hit FOX musical reality series follows three judges, Simon Cowell, Randy Jackson (II), and Paula Abdul, along with host Ryan Seacrest around the United States in search of the next American Idol, a pop star that truly shines above all the rest. With help from the viewers, they will decide from thousands of participants who will walk away with a record deal and the fame and fortune that is sure to come along with it.
James Lipton interviews famed actors and directors about their lives and careers.
Running for 7 weeks from July 2007, each week focused on a different genre, examining British film by genre. Presented by Jessica Stevenson (Shaun Of The Dead) the series featured over 200 exclusive interviews with leading actors and directors including Sir Michael Caine, Sir Anthony Hopkins and Kate Winslet.
Behind-the-scenes look at upcoming feature films, featuring interview commentary with their casts and crews.
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The Late Show with David Letterman is an hour-long weeknight comedy and talk show broadcast by CBS from the Ed Sullivan Theater on Broadway in New York City. The show debuted on August 30, 1993 and is produced and hosted by David Letterman. The show's music director and bandleader of the house band, the CBS Orchestra, is Paul Shaffer. The head writers are brothers Justin Stangel and Eric Stangel. The announcer is Alan Kalter, who replaced Bill Wendell as announcer in 1995. The show airs at night, but is recorded the afternoon of the broadcast. Each show is recapped in The Wahoo Gazette. Letterman was previously the host of Late Night with David Letterman (which many news articles still call Letterman's show even today) on NBC from 1982 to 1993. Shaffer, Wendell, and several members of the band were also with the NBC show.
The South Bank Show is a television arts magazine show, made by London Weekend Television, presented by Melvyn Bragg, broadcast on ITV and seen in over 60 countries worldwide — including Australia, New Zealand, the Netherlands, Sweden and the USA. Its stated aim is to bring both high art and popular culture to a mass audience.
A series of high quality one-off drama films. A spiritual successor to the BBC's long running Play For Today.
"Play for Today," an anthology series of plays carrying on in the tradition of its predecessor "The Wednesday Play," presented controversial works by such writers as Dennis Potter, David Mercer, Alan Bennett, and Jim Allen, with such directors as Ken Loach, Alan Clarke, Philip Saville, and Mike Newell. Several plays in the series led to various spin-offs, including "Play for Tomorrow" and "Rumpole of the Bailey." The photo is from the 1977 play "Scum" (written by Roy Minton and directed by Alan Clarke), which the BBC banned for almost 15 years.
Throughout the 1970's, British television network ITV comissioned 199 episodes of short plays, from regional television companies in the network.
Most of the writers were just beginning their careers, along with various actors who then went on to be famously known. Jack Rosenthal and Johnny Speight are two such writers from this stable.