Mel Raido Movies
- November 20th, 2015
- 131 mins
The film tells the story of the identical twin gangsters Reggie and Ronnie Kray, two of the most notorious criminals in British history, and their organised crime empire in the East End of London during the 1960s.
- May 29th, 2015
- 99 mins
When British beauty Gemma Bovery (Arterton) and her furniture restorer husband move to a charming old farmhouse in the same Norman village where Flaubert’s literary classic “Madame Bovary” was written a century earlier, a local baker and Flaubert expert becomes entranced with Gemma and sets out to be her guide and mentor to her new surroundings. As reality sets in on rural French domesticity, the Boverys’ marriage begins to fray and Gemma finds herself catching the eye of a young playboy. She finds herself seemingly fulfilling fears that her destiny is linked to that of Flaubert’s doomed heroine.
- April 24th, 2009
- 98 mins
In such works as “Less Than Zero” and “American Psycho” Brett Easton Ellis brilliantly dissects contemporary American society, a culture in which too much is never enough. Now, adapting his own acclaimed novel for the screen, he returns to the Los Angeles of the early 1980’s with a multi-strand narrative that deftly balances a vast array of characters who represent both the top of the heap (a Hollywood dream merchant, a dissolute rock star, an aging newscaster) and the bottom (a voyeuristic doorman, an amoral ex-con).
Connecting all his intertwining strands are the quintessential Ellis protagonists—a group of beautiful, blonde young men and women who sleep all day and party all night, doing drugs—and one another—with abandon, never realizing that they are dancing on the edge of a volcano. Filmed with uncommon glamour and grit by acclaimed Australian director Gregor Jordan (“Ned Kelly,” “Buffalo Soldiers”), “The Informers” is an alternately blistering and chilling portrait of hedonism run amuck.
- 95 mins
Danny, a lonely factory worker is intimidated by life, depressed and battered in front of his kids. On the verge of a breakdown he decides to fight back. His already bleak existence sinks further into the abyss. He becomes involved with a group of doormen who take him in and give him the confidence to stand his ground. As he is pulled further into their world, he gets embroiled with the local gangland boss, building to a frightening and brutal climax.
- October 17th, 2007
- 100 mins
"O Jerusalem" meticulously re-creates the historic struggle surrounding the creation of the State of Israel in 1948. At the center of these events are two young, American friends - one Jewish, the other Arab. The film is told from the alternating viewpoints of the Jews, Arabs and Brits, all of whom collide in their fight for the control of Jerusalem while bringing to the forefront themes of courage, terrorism, deprivation, politics and a strong sense of morality. Their involvement takes them from the streets of New York to The Holy Land, where they risk their lives - making incredible sacrifices along the way - to fight for what they believe in, as the city of their dreams teeters on the brink of destruction.
Based on historical accounts from the best-selling novel Larry Collins and Dominique Lapierre.
- November 11th, 2005
- 110 mins
"Derailed" is a suspense thriller about ad exec and family man Charles Schine (Clive Owen) who meets business woman, Lucinda (Jennifer Aniston), on the commuter train to Chicago. Flirtation quickly escalates, but their fling turns dangerous when a violent criminal, LaRoche (Vincent Cassel), blackmails them, promising to reveal their indiscretion and threatening their families if they to not pay him. With their lives thrown terrifyingly off-course, they must figure out how to turn the tables on LaRoche and save their families.
- October 28th, 2003
- 94 mins
A group of British students embark on summoning spirits on a Ouija board after a night of clubbing. But someone breaks the link before they have finished and now a demon is trapped in their world and the only way to banish it, is for all the people who summoned it to die.
- 108 mins
An opera company puts on a production of Stephen Sondheim's Sweeney Todd in a maximum security prison.
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- April 26th, 2001
- 96 mins
In modern-day London, three men (Craig Ferguson, Jimi Mistry and James Morrissey) and three women (Olivia Williams, Jane Horrocks and Catherine McCormack) fall in and out of love and back again, to the Greek-chorus accompaniment of two cab drivers, who engage in an ongoing conversation about sex. A winning romantic comedy, Born Romantic is the second feature by British writer-director David Kane.
Mel Raido TV Shows
When a resourceful international terrorist group plots an attack, a charismatic former U.S. Special Forces operative joins forces with a stealth British military unit to stop them in the ten-episode action series Strike Back.
The team that tracks the terrorists is Section 20, an elite military black ops unit within the British government that focuses on high-risk, top-priority targets. When one of their own is captured and held hostage, the group enlists the help of Damien Scott (Sullivan Stapleton), a former Delta Force operative who is familiar with the terrorists. Although he has good instincts and skills, his cocky style is often at odds with the more formal team, especially the more by-the-book Sgt. Michael Stonebridge (Philip Winchester). Team leader Col. Eleanor Grant (Amanda Mealing) is a smart, tough military leader who is skilled with a gun and diplomacy, but knows when to break a rule or two.
Ken Stott stars as DI Pat Chappel, an officer in the Metropolitan Police Vice Squad. A dedicated copper, who perhaps has spent too much time among the sleaze. He is both passionate and compassionate, regarding the prostitutes and rent boys in his patch as the victims, but he's definitely no friend to the pimps and crimelords of Soho.
Written by Patrick Harbinson (ER, Dark Angel), Red Cap, set on a British base camp in Germany, focuses on the elite plain-clothes detective unit of the Royal Military Police. Known as the Special Investigation Branch, the SIB is charged with one of the most demanding of all military jobs: the investigation of serious crimes committed by, or against, members of the British Army. Sergeant Jo McDonagh (Tamzin Outhwaite) is a tough-talking, dedicated new recruit to the unit, who has just been transferred to the SIB from the Close Protection Unit. Jo is a maverick who has to prove herself and gain acceptance in a man's world that is suspicious and unwelcoming towards outsiders. Red Cap was made with the full cooperation and support of the British Army.
This charming English crime series, based on books by Caroline Graham, follows Chief Inspector Tom Barnaby (John Nettles) , a laconic, down-to-earth detective who faces many ingenious and remarkable murders amid the eccentric denizens of a ficticious 'Middle England' county (Midsomer).
Behind the facade of London's shiny dockside developments, its designer boutiques and coffee bars lie forgotten dark corners and darker secrets. It's a city where anything can happen and being young and pretty won't always save you. This cult smash hit follows scary stories and chilling episodes, from vampire documentaries to alien-infested supermarkets, from teenage necromancy to ghostly East End gangsters.