The story of Florence Foster Jenkins, a New York heiress, who dreamed of becoming an opera singer, despite having a terrible singing voice.
A fresh take on the hugely popular 1960s television series,“The Man from U.N.C.L.E.” is set against the backdrop of the early 1960s, at the height of the Cold War, “The Man from U.N.C.L.E.” centers on CIA agent Napoleon Solo (Henry Cavill) and KGB agent Illya Kuryakin Armie Hammer). Forced to put aside longstanding hostilities, the two team up on a joint mission to stop a mysterious international criminal organization, which is bent on destabilizing the fragile balance of power through the proliferation of nuclear weapons and technology. The duo’s only lead is the daughter of a vanished German scientist, who is the key to infiltrating the criminal organization, and they must race against time to find him and prevent a worldwide catastrophe.
In 1998, Ray Michaels (Grant) was on top of the world -- a witty, sexy, Englishman in Hollywood who had just won an Academy Award for Best Screenplay. Fifteen years later, he’s creatively washed up, divorced, and broke. With no other options, he takes a job teaching screenwriting at a small college on the East Coast. Although the idea of teaching is less than thrilling, he hopes to make some easy money and enjoy the favors of impressionable young co-eds. What he doesn't expect to find is romance with a single mom (Tomei) who’s gone back to school.
An exploration of how the actions of individual lives impact one another in the past, present and future, as one soul is shaped from a killer into a hero, and an act of kindness ripples across centuries to inspire a revolution.
In The Pirates! Band of Misfits, the luxuriantly bearded Pirate Captain is joined by a rag-tag crew. With seemingly blind to the impossible odds stacked against him, the Captain has one dream: to beat his bitter rivals Black Bellamy and Cutlass Liz to the much coveted Pirate Of The Year Award. It's a quest that takes our heroes from the shores of exotic Blood Island to the foggy streets of Victorian London. Along the way they do battle with the pirate-hating Queen Victoria and team up with a young Charles Darwin, but never lose sight of what a pirate loves best: adventure!
In New York City, an estranged couple who witness a murder are relocated to small-town Wyoming as part of a witness-protection program.
"Music & Lyrics" follows Alex Fletcher (Hugh Grant), a washed-up 80s pop star who's been reduced to working the nostalgia circuit at county fairs and amusement parks. The charismatic and talented musician gets a chance at a comeback when reigning diva Cora Corman invites him to write and record a duet with her, but there's a problem - Alex hasn't written a song in years, he's never written lyrics, and he has to come up with a hit in a matter of days. Enter Sophie Fisher (Drew Barrymore), Alex's beguilingly quirky plant lady, whose flair for words strikes a chord with the struggling songwriter. On the rebound from a bad relationship, Sophie is reluctant to collaborate with anyone, especially commitment-phobe Alex. As their chemistry heats up at the piano and under it, Alex and Sophie will have to face their fears - and the music - if they want to find the love and success they both deserve.
The film also stars Brad Garrett as Alex's steadfast manager, Chris Riley and Kristen Johnston as Sophie's sister, Rhonda, who happens to be one of Alex's biggest fans. Newcomer Haley Bennett plays young pop princess Cora Corman.
Paul Weitz ("American Pie", "In Good Company") creates a satire on American politics and show business based on the television show "American Dreamz" in which Hugh Grant plays a British TV personality and Dennis Quaid plays an American President in the middle of a nervous breakdown.
Adapted from Fielding's own follow-up to her first Bridget Jones book. In it, Bridget discovers that life with Mark Darcy isn't quite as perfect as she dreamed.
Set in contemporary London in the weeks before Christmas, "Love Actually" tells one story which weaves together a spectacular number of love stories-sometimes romantic, sometimes sad, sometimes stupid-all funny in their own way. Everywhere you look, love is causing chaos. From the new bachelor Prime Minister who falls in love 30 seconds after entering Downing Street to a loser sandwich delivery guy who doesn't have a hope with the girls in the UK, so heads for Wisconsin; from a jilted writer who escapes to the south of France to nurse his broken heart to an aging rock star trying to make a comeback at any price; from a bride having problems with her husband's best man to a married woman having trouble with her husband; from a schoolboy with a crush on the prettiest girl in the school to his architect step-father with a crush on Claudia Schiffer. These London lives and loves collide, mingle and finally climax on Christmas Eve-again and again and again-with romantic, poignant and funny consequences for all.
A homeless man, wearing a mysterious hospital wristband, dies from bizarre symptoms in one of New York's busiest trauma rooms. No one takes much notice - except Dr. Guy Luthan (Hugh Grant). Professional concern soon deepens into disbelief as Guy's investigation unearths the details of a private medical research program centering around one of the country's most revered medical figures - Dr. Lawrence Myrick (Gene Hackman). Guy's credibility, career and life are threatened as he edges ever closer to the unthinkable truth about the program, and the terrifying moral dilemm at its heart.
Hugh Grant plays billionaire George Wade, who depends on his brilliant attorney, Lucy Kelson (Sandra Bullock), to not only run his company but his life, too. George treats Lucy more like a nanny than a lawyer � and finally Lucy Kelson has had enough. George agrees to let her out of her contract but only if she finds a replacement. Lucy hires an ambitious young lawyer (Alicia Witt), but when she is set to leave, George realizes that he may be in love with her.
Based on the best-selling novel by High Fidelity author Nick Hornby, About a Boy tells the story of a shallow, wealthy man (Hugh Grant) in his mid-30s who begins dating single mothers because they'll be momentarily grateful for the insincere "love," and thus easier to dump down the road. But his plan hits a snag when he unexpectedly falls for his latest target and becomes a father figure to her 12-year-old son.
Based on the best-selling book by Helen Fielding, this comedy chronicles a year in the life of a single, 30-something British woman (Zellweger) as she struggles with men, her weight, and her work in a publishing company. Zellweger is accompanied by British favorites Hugh Grant and Colin Firth, who play her love interests.
Ray Winkler (Woody Allen) is an ex-con with big dreams and an inability to hold down dishwashing jobs. His wife, Frenchy (Tracey Ullman), is a sardonic manicurist who reins Ray in, attempting to keep him grounded in reality. So when Ray comes to Frenchy with a half-baked plan to rob a bank, she's dead set against it: no way is she giving up their life savings so he can work with three dimwitted guys in a harebrained scheme. Yet Ray, with his neurotic charm, wins her over and even convinces her to run the front for their operation: a cookie store. Soon enough, their get-rich-quick scheme to rob a bank leaves them rolling in dough -- but not the kind they had in mind.
Robbie the Reindeer (voiced by Ardal O'Hanlon) arrives at the North Pole, ready to take his place as navigator on Santa's Christmas sleigh team. However, Robbie is soon plagued by doubt regarding his ability, and sets out to regain his self-respect and the admiration of his team-mates. This festive animated tale also features the voices of Jane Horrocks, Steve Coogan, Caroline Quentin and Harry Enfield, and features a script co-written by 'Blackadder' writer Richard Curtis.
Michael Felgate (Hugh Grant), an Englishman who runs an auction house in New York, is head-over-heels in love for the first time in his life. After only three months of dating his beautiful girlfriend Gina (Jeanne Tripplehorn), Michael gathers up his courage and proposes marriage. But, to Michael's shock, Gina declares that, though she loves Michael very much, she can never marry him. As Michael pursues Gina and approaches her father to ask for his blessing -- Gina refuses to have another of her boyfriends become corrupted and embroiled in her family's gangster life.
So, to win the hand of the woman he loves, Michael bravely embarks on a mission to thwart the intentions of The Mob. Soon, however, thanks to Gina's charming father, Michael finds himself inadvertently laundering money through his auction house, becoming an accessory to murder, and having to pass himself off as the notorious "Mickey Blue Eyes."
Anna Scott (Julia Roberts) is the world's most famous movie star. Her picture has been plastered on the cover of every magazine, and every time she makes a move, the entire world knows about it. William Thacker (Hugh Grant) owns a travel bookstore. His business is stagnant, he has the roommate from hell, and since his divorce, his love life is completely non-existent.
For both, something or someone seems to be missing. And when Anna and William's paths unexpectedly cross in the eclectic neighborhood of Notting Hill, romance is the last thing on their minds.
Before the Doctor can settle down to married life, he must face one last confrontation with his deadly enemy of certain death - the Master.
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In 1995, Chasen's closed its doors after 60 years of serving chili to movie stars and visiting dignitaries, Presidents and the Pope. During its two final weeks, Chasen regulars (actors and producers), staff, and management sat for interviews. There's an Oscar party for 1500, footage and photos of famous diners, and time with Tommy Gallagher, the ebullient head waiter until retirement in 1994, his son Patrick, catering head Raymond Bilbool, general manager Ronnie Clint, hat check girl Val Schwab, ladies' room attendant Onetta Johnson, and foreign- born waiters, including Jaime. When he started in 1970, like other Latins, he wasn't allowed out of the kitchen. It's a family farewell. Written by <email@example.com>
When Henry Dashwood (Tom Wilkinson) dies unexpectedly, his estate must pass by law to his son from his first marriage, John (James Fleet) and wife Fanny (Harriet Walter). But these circumstances leave Mr. Dashwood's current wife (Gemma Jones), and daughters Elinor (Emma Thompson), Marianne (Kate Winslet) and Margaret (Emilie Francois), without a home and with barely enough money to live on.
The sisters struggle for economic survival and search for romantic fulfillment in a society obsessed with financial and social status and must learn to mix sense with sensibility in their dealings with both money and men.
Stella Bradshaw (Georgina Cates) never knew her father and was abandoned by her mother at an early age. An aspiring actress who has worked mostly as a telephone operator, she lives with her Uncle Vernon (Alun Armstrong) and Auntie Lil (Rita Tushingham). She is a headstrong girl with a mercurial teenage personality filled with contradictions -- hardened by the suffering she has seen yet still vulnerable, alternately warm and prickly, perceptive and naive at the same time.
Samuel Faulkner's ideal romance with Rebecca is turned upside-down when he unexpectedly learns he's going to be a dad. His life becomes a comic ordeal as he undergoes the trials and tribulations of impending fatherhood. His fears mount due to his encounters with an overbearing couple, their unruly children, and the confusing advice he gets from his perpetually single artist friend.
Two English cartographers visit the small South Wales village of Ffynnon Garw, to measure what is claimed to be the "first mountain inside of Wales". It's 1917, and the war in Europe continues. The villagers are very proud of their "mountain", and are understandably dissapointed and furious to find that it is in fact a "hill". Not to be outwitted by a rule (and the Englishmen who enforce it), the villagers set out to make their hill into a mountain, but to do so they must keep the English from leaving, before the job is done.
A young man on his way to Venice to deliver his book exposing the neo-Nazi movement is suddenly stalked by a stranger, trailed by a pack of wild dogs and nearly killed.
An aspiring young physician, Robert Merivel found himself in the service of King Charles II and saves the life of someone close to the King. Merivel joins the King's court and lives the high life provided to someone of his position. Merivel is ordered to marry his King's mistress in order to divert the queens suspicions. He is given one order by the king and that is not to fall in love. The situation worsens when Merivel finds himself in love with his new wife. Eventually, the King finds out and relieves Merivel of his position and wealth. His fall from grace leaves Merivel where he first started. And through his travels and reunions with an old friend, he rediscovers his love for true medicine and what it really means to be a physician.
British couple Fiona and Nigel Dobson are sailing to Istanbul en route to India. They encounter a beautiful French woman, and that night Nigel meets her while dancing alone in the ship's bar. Later he meets her crippled American husband Oscar, who tells him their story. While living in Paris for several years trying to be a writer, he becomes obsessed with a woman he met by chance on a bus. He tracks her down and they start a steamy love affair. Soon Oscar finds himself enslaved body and soul by her love, and continues to tell Nigel the details of this relationship in various stages over a number of visits to Oscar's cabin.
The film follows the fortunes of Charles and his friends as they wonder if they will every find true love and marry. Charles thinks he's found "Miss Right" in Carrie, an American. This British subtle comedy revolves around Charlie, his friends and the four weddings and one funeral which they attend.
In the 1930s, an artist and his models scandalized a nation with their controversial paintings. For a young couple, meeting them was the experience of a lifetime.
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.
An unemployed Scottish miner (Liam Neeson) is forced into bare-knuckle boxing to make ends meet.
Our Sons is a 1991 made-for-TV movie starring Julie Andrews and Ann-Margret as two mothers of gay sons, one of whom is dying of AIDS. As a small town waitress, Ann-Margret's character must overcome her own homophobia and learn to love her son unconditionally. In the process, she cements a lasting friendship with Andrews's character. The movie was inspired by the 1987 documentary Too Little, Too Late. Andrews' character is secretly homophobic, and Ann-Margret's character is openly homophobic. The dying son is played by Željko Ivanek; Hugh Grant plays his partner.
In 1830s France, pianist/composer Frédéric Chopin is pursued romantically by the determined, individualistic woman who uses the name George Sand.
This is the story of the Charles Heidsieck who opened the market for Champagne sales in America just prior to the American Civil War. He is a reluctant French spy and is captured and spends time in a Union prison. There are two parallel love stories (he is French) and some battles with his uncle for control of the family vineyard (because his father married his mother who the uncle also loved). Written by mark2-1
Set in old England, Hugh Grand ("Four Weddings & a Funeral", "Notting Hill") plays a highwayman who steals from the rich and gives to the poor. But during one of his robberies, he falls in love with an aristocratic lady, Emma Eamms ("Star Quest", "Delirious"). Now, he is forced to choose between his true love or his true cause. This swash-buckling romantic adventure will have you on the edge of your seat with every swing of Hugh's savage sword.
In a remote corner of England's Peak District, a mysterious skull is unearthed. But even weirder is that Lady Sylvia steals the skull for use in worshiping - very erotically - her pagan god, The White Worm, who hungers for the taste of virginal flesh.
After his lover rejects him, a young man trapped by the oppressiveness of Edwardian society tries to come to terms with and accept his sexuality.
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>
"30 Rock" -- billed by Entertainment Weekly as "...clever but not too cool, daffy but not slapstick, NBC's '30 Rock'...the funniest sitcom on TV" -- is told through the comedic voice of Tina Fey (Liz Lemon) and features Alec Baldwin (Jack Donaghy) as a top network executive and Tracy Morgan (Tracy Jordan) as the unpredictable star of Lemon's hit variety show, "TGS with Tracy Jordan." Lemon had her hands full this past season, juggling corporate interference from Donaghy and off-the-wall star antics from Jordan, all while attempting to salvage her own personal life.
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Movie Connections is a BBC One documentary series which looks at the stories behind the production of popular British films, showing how they tie in with the production of other movies (hence the name). The shows feature interviews with some of the cast and crew of the subject film, as well as classic footage.
The series follows Comedy Connections (2003) and Drama Connections (2005), which used the same format to look at the history of popular television comedies and dramas respectively.
The series consist of eight episodes each, all of which are narrated by Ashley Jensen.
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.
20 to 1 is an Australian television series, currently hosted by Bert Newton that counts down an undefined "top 20" of elements or events of popular culture, such as films, songs, sporting scandals. Previously the show was hosted by Bud Tingwell and narrated by David Reyne. The format mixes archival footage of the listed events with comments from various Australian celebrities.
After being fired from her job and dumped by her boyfriend, a cosmetics saleswoman becomes the nanny to the three children of a rich British widower. As time passes, the two fall for each other.
A young and idealistic Doctor Stephen Daker arrives at Lowlands University to work at the Health Centre, but has to cope with an eccentric set of colleagues.