18 years later. The Aftermath. "I made SLC PUNK when I was a kid, and accordingly, the story is naive, and, as just a coming of age story, not finished. The big question Stevo is facing today is, as an outsider, Punk Rocker, what relevance does he have, what tools does he have, in a world where all statements have already been made? How does he define himself in the context of this time and age? What is the relevance of a 40 year old punk rocker, i.e., an outsider, anyway? It is not so much about having a cause that has relevance, than having a cause at all. Period. But how can you take action without picking a side, when you disagree with everything? Because that's what a punk should be doing: fighting wind mills! But Stevo finds himself trapped into an existential funk, like his arch enemy, a slacker. Or even worse, a hippie drop out. And this is the tragedy of an entire generation that exists today and who are in the "prime of their lives."
Disney’s “Muppets Most Wanted” takes the entire Muppets gang on a global tour, selling out grand theaters in some of Europe’s most exciting destinations, including Berlin, Madrid and London. But mayhem follows the Muppets overseas, as they find themselves unwittingly entangled in an international crime caper headed by Constantine—the World’s Number One Criminal and a dead ringer for Kermit—and his dastardly sidekick Dominic, aka Number Two, portrayed by Ricky Gervais. The film stars Tina Fey as Nadya, a feisty prison guard, and Ty Burrell as Interpol agent Jean Pierre Napoleon.
Disney’s “Muppets Most Wanted” is directed by James Bobin and produced by David Hoberman and Todd Lieberman. Bobin co-wrote the screenplay with Nicholas Stoller, who is also executive producer with John Scotti. Featuring music from Academy Award®-winning songwriter Bret McKenzie, “Muppets Most Wanted” hits the big screen March 21, 2014.
Upcoming drama about dementia directed by Til Schweiger.
When Banker Till (Axel Stein) is kidnapped during a bank robbery, he has the time of his life...
When his late mother appears in a vision and tells him to go to Bucharest, Charlie immediately boards a plane across the Atlantic. But when he meets a fellow passenger, Charlie finds himself with another promise to fulfill. Charlie does so – and falls head over heels in love with Gabi, a beautiful musician.
However, a vicious gangster has already laid claim to Gabi, and has no intention of letting her go. Determined to protect her, Charlie enters into the hallucinatory, Romanian underworld filled with violence and, strangely enough, love.
In Sleight of Hand, the international cast plays a crew of small time crooks in Paris, who inadvertently end up possessing a rare gold coin belonging to a notorious French gangster. The leader of the crew calls his uncle (Gerard Depardieu), a retired criminal, to help them raise the money to repay the gangster. The series of mix-ups and double crosses culminate as the gangs are pit face to face, chasing through Paris.
A specialist carrier is hired to deliver a mysterious case to the underworld's most dangerous hitman.
Two of the world's deadliest CIA operatives are inseparable partners and best friends - until they discover that they've fallen in love with the same woman. Deciding to keep their friendship a secret from her, they pull out their full arsenal of fighting skills and high-tech gadgetry to defeat their greatest enemy - each other.
"New Year's Eve" celebrates love, hope, forgiveness, second chances and fresh starts, in the intertwining stories told amidst the pulse and promise of New York City on the most dazzling night of the year.
The film’s all-star cast includes Academy Award® winner Halle Berry, Jessica Biel, Jon Bon Jovi, Academy Award® nominee Abigail Breslin, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, two-time Academy Award® winner Robert De Niro, Josh Duhamel, Zac Efron, Hector Elizondo, Katherine Heigl, Ashton Kutcher, Seth Meyers, Lea Michele, Sarah Jessica Parker, Academy Award® nominee Michelle Pfeiffer, Til Schweiger, two-time Academy Award® winner Hilary Swank and Sofia Vergara.
Reuniting with Marshall from last year’s hit romantic comedy “Valentine’s Day” are screenwriter Katherine Fugate and producers Mike Karz and Wayne Rice. Serving as executive producers are Toby Emmerich, Samuel J. Brown, Michael Disco, Josie Rosen and Diana Pokorny, with Heather Hall as co-producer.
The behind-the-scenes creative filmmaking team includes director of photography Charles Minsky, production designer Mark Friedberg, editor Michael Tronick, Oscar®-nominated costume designer Gary Jones and Oscar®-nominated composer John Debney.
The hot-headed young D'Artagnan (Logan Lerman) joins forces with three rogue Musketeers (Matthew MacFadyen, Luke Evans and Ray Stevenson) in this reboot of Alexandre Dumas' story. They must stop the evil Richlieu (Christoph Waltz) and face off with Buckingham (Orlando Bloom) and the treacherous Milady (Milla Jovovich). The action adventure is given a state of the art update in 3-D.
Baron Manfred von Richthofen (Schweighöfer) is the most feared and celebrated pilot of the German air force in World War I. To him and his companions, air combats are events of sporty nature, technical challenge and honorable acting, ignoring the terrible extent of war. But after falling in love with the nurse Käte (Headey), Manfred realizes he is only used for propaganda means. Caught between his disgust for the war, and the responsibility for his fighter wing, von Richthofen sets out to fly again.
The comedy about men and their struggles in life and love.
Quentin Tarantino's war epic "Inglorious Basterds" - Tim Roth has been rumored to have a role in the film alongside Michael Madsen for a long time.
In "Inglorious Bastards," a band of U.S. soldiers facing death by firing squad for their misdeeds are given a chance to redeem themselves by heading into the perilous no-man's lands of Nazi-occupied France on a suicide mission for the Allies.
Disgraced bodyguard John Ridley is torn between vengeance and duty when he's forced to protect Lee Maxwell, the cold-blooded assassin who murdered Ridley's client. But Ridley wants payback... and he's determined to get it sooner or later any way he can.
Marc is a passionate cyclist and urban slacker who avoids work and responsibility. Marc's life changes from one moment to the next when he suffers a life-changing accident. He can either wallow in self-pity or tackle the beast called life with the help of love and willpower.
Two years have passed. There is a normal life, but handsome Ludo meets his old love, and Anna is very jealous...
Jack Carver, a former member of the Special Forces takes the journalist Valerie Cardinal to an Island to visit her uncle Max who is working in a Military complex on the Island. As they arrive Valerie gets captured by the minions of Doctor Krüger. After the destruction of his boat Jack finds out about the true purpose of the Facilities on the Island, which is the creation of genetic soldiers.
To cover up his infidelities and protect his upcoming marriage, a star advertiser helps free an accused rapist by giving a false alibi and suffers the brutal revenge of the victim.
Rainbow press reporter Ludo is sentenced to 8 months, but is released on probation. But he has to work 300 hours for a local daycare center and meets Anna who has unfinished business with him.
Agnes and his brothers have little in common, except an eccentric old father, relationship problems that are totally screwing up their lives, and the distinct possibility those two things are connected. Hans-Jörg conceals his sexual frustration behind his meek librarian appearance. Werner is much more successful at political combat than family diplomacy. Agnes is haunted by the mother she never knew and perhaps too nostalgic about her past as a man. Despite her efforts, transgendered Agnes just can't quite fit into the mold of the little homemaker expected by her bossy boyfriend. Once she's out on the streets alone, Agnes wipes away her tears and proudly takes on her bleak future with a smile. A profoundly human family drama, it's a story full of passion, poetry and humor about three brothers searching for love and acceptance, and at the same time, a fascinating snapshot of the current state of affairs in Germany.
In order to catch a basketball from the favorite team of his girlfriend's spoiled son, Fred poses as a numb, wheelchair-bound fan. But when he catches the ball, he also catches the attention of young, attractive filmmaker Denise, who wants to feature an invalid fan in an image film for the team. Fred has to keep playing his role, while real invalid and really furious fan Ronny might call his bluff at any moment. Worse, still, love sets in...
Naive, good-hearted fish tank cleaner, Deuce Bigalow (ROB SCHNEIDER) thought his career as a gigolo was over.
But just when he thought he was out ... T.J. Hicks (EDDIE GRIFFIN) pulls him back in.
In Columbia Pictures’ Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo, Deuce is seduced back to his unlikely pleasure-for-pay profession when Hicks, his former pimp, is implicated in the murders of Europe’s greatest gigolos. Now Deuce must go back “undercover” in order to clear the name of his good friend.
Along the way, he must compete against the powerful European Union of prosti-dudes (The Man-Whore Society) and court yet another bevy of unusual female clients, including the beautiful Eva (HANNA VERBOOM), who suffers from acute obsessive-compulsive disorder.
Nick, a hedonistic bachelor, falls for an escaped mental patient.
Historians have thought for centuries that King Arthur was only a myth, but the legend was based on a real hero, torn between his private ambitions and his public sense of duty. A reluctant leader, Arthur (Owen) wishes only to leave Britain and return to the peace and stability of Rome. Before he can, one final mission leads him and his Knights of the Round Table - Lancelot, Galahad, Bors, Tristan, and Gawain - to the conclusion that when Rome is gone, Britain will need a leader to fill the vacuum. Britain needs a king - someone not only to defend against the current threat of invading Saxons, but to lead the isle into a new age. Under the guidance of Merlin, a former enemy, and the beautiful, courageous Guinevere (Knightley) by his side, Arthur will have to find the strength within himself to change the course of history
Hundreds of years after humans have settled on Mars, Regulator Rogul and Lord Jens Maul, lead a force of Martians to Earth in order to conquer the planet. Queen Metaphor looks to the gay heroes aboard the spaceship Surprise -- Captain Kork, Mr. Spuck, and first engineer Schrotty
At the height of Hitler's infamous U-boat war, the crew of the U.S.S. Swordfish were heading home after months at sea. They never made it. Now prisoners of war aboard U-boat 429, a small group of American survivors will find their loyalties put to the ultimate test when they're forced to join their German captors to fight for their very lives.
Academy Award winner Angelina Jolie reprises her role as Lara Croft, one of the world's most celebrated action heroines ever to hit the big screen. Facing her greatest challenges yet, the intrepid tomb raider travels the world on a spectacular adventure that takes her to such exocit places as Hong Kong, Kenya, Tanzania, Greece and the Great Wall of China. Demonstrating her physical prowess and revealing her courage as never before, Lara proves that she will stop at nothing in her search for an infamous site known at "The Cradle of Life"... especially when it means she could save the world from the most unspeakable evil ever known.
True story of boxers Joe Louis and Max Schmeling and their enduring friendship.
Talented but unfocused racing rookie Jimmy Bly (Kip Pardue) is slipping in the rankings, cracking under pressure from his ambitious promoter brother (Robert Sean Leonard). And it doesn't help that Bly is pursuing an affair with Sophia (Estella Warren), the girlfriend of his nemesis, top racer Beau Brandenburg (Til Schweiger).
With so much riding on Bly, seasoned car owner Carl Henry (Burt Reynolds) seeks help from former racing star Joe Tanto (Sylvester Stallone), whose once-promising career spun out after a tragic accident that nearly killed him and another driver. But to steer Bly to the top, Tanto must navigate his scarred emotional past, maneuver around the hovering presence of a reporter (Stacy Edwards) covering the male-dominated racing scene, and contend with Cathy (Gina Gershon), his ex-wife, who has since married rival racing sensation Memo Moreno (Cristian De La Fuente). Caught between success, failure, regret and the need for speed, the four competitors are driven to put the pedal to the metal in pursuit of redemption and glory.
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Anarchy in the land of Zion! SLC Punk! is a subversive comedy which tells the story of Stevo (Matthew Lillard) and his best friend, Heroin Bob (Michael Goorjian), who are the only two dedicated punk rockers in God-fearing Salt Lake City, Utah, in the thoroughly Reagan-ized early 1980s. Stevo and Bob have unwittingly graduated from college and are embarking upon a career of beer parties, street fights, and wanton sex in strict accordance with their anarchist credo. This agenda conflicts with the hopes of Stevo's father, a hippie turned attorney, who wants his son to follow in his footsteps to Harvard Law School. Along the way, we're introduced to his "tribe," perfectly realized characters representing various adolescent sects: mods, rockers, hicks, and posers. James Merendino's placement of youthful rebellion within conservative Salt Lake City creates a perfect opportunity to explore choices we all face about expectations of maturity and compliance to regulations. With a great sound track instilling energy into the accurately portrayed world of the early eighties, Merendino utilizes a distinctive style and dynamic performance by Lillard, often digressing into side stories to make a point about the cast of characters of a world gleaming on the surface yet rotting at the core. It is at this core that punk rockers nourish their roots, and SLC Punk! originates a unique vision of growing up in America.
Bank robber Kelle Grabowski escapes from prison while his unemployed smalltime crook buddy is sitting around doing nothing after he just lost all their money. A fast paced comedy from German director Peter Thorwarth.
In exchange for the safe passage of his family from Beijing to America, Chinese immigrant John Lee - a skilled assassin - takes a job with powerful underworld figure, Mr. Wei. Wei wants Lee to settle a deadly vendetta against police detective Stan Zedkov (Michael Rooker). The assignment, however, is so unspeakable that Lee would rather brave Wei's vengeance than go through with it.
With the help of document forger Meg Coburn (Mira Sorvino), who in helping him becomes an unwitting target herself, Lee races against time to outrun and outsmart Wei's army of killers. He also must struggle to prevent a tragic murder that strikes far too close to home.
Four characters become involved in one dramatic story: Nico has a mission to drive a car containing a live bomb to a specified destination, park the car and escape as quickly as she can. Leo has become his client's target, having carried out a "contract" that unfortunately had already been cancelled. Fabian and Reza want to enjoy themselves without any money, bringing themselves into contact sooner or later with the police. Sooner or later all four will meet up in dramatic circumstances....
Coco Chavez (Carla Gugino) and Junior Armstrong (Simon Baker-Denny) are two small-time criminals who make money at blackmail and sex scams. They attempt to break into the big time by kidnapping a computer genius and holding him for a $4 million ransom. To help them, they enlist Lizard Browning (Gil Bellows) and Ruben Rubenbauer (Til Schweiger) who provide firepower and technology. However, during the kidnapping, they accidentally kill the young wife of Louisiana Senator Hornbeck.
Knockin' On Heaven's Door is a story about two terminally ill cancer patients who befriend eachother in a hospital and decide to have one last hurrah. Drunk from Tequila they steal a car and are off. The car they stole turns out to belong to some gangsters who start chasing them for not just the car but what’s in the trunk.
A hilarious look at infidelity and mistaken sexual identity, Maybe Maybe Not deftly explores the comic possibilities of what happens when two gender worlds clash. The story revolves around the handsome main character Axel, an open-minded heterosexual whose girlfriend, Doro, has just thrown him out for cheating on her.
In the comedy series "Pastewka" Bastian Pastewka plays Bastian Pastewka in stories of everyday life. Stories that could happen in in real life. Bastian is a lovable douchebag with blossoming imagination, the unconditional desire to always do everything right, a few little quirks and the talent to say the right thing - in most inappropriate moments.
Polizeiruf 110 is a long-running German language detective television series. The first episode was broadcast 27 June 1971 in the German Democratic Republic, and after the dissolution of Fernsehen der DDR the series was picked up by ARD. It was originally created as a counterpart to the West German series Tatort, and quickly became a public favorite.
In contrast with other television crime series, in which killings are practically the primary focus, while Tatort handled homicide cases, the cases handled in the GDR TV's Polizeiruf were more often the more frequent, and less serious, crimes such as domestic violence, extortion, fraud, theft and juvenile delinquency, as well as alcoholism, child abuse and rape. Contrary to Tatort, which concentrated on the primary characters and their private lives, police procedure was the center of attention of Polizeiruf, especially in the earlier episodes. The scriptwriters attached particular importance to representation of the criminal and his state of mind, as well as the context of the crime. Many episodes aimed to teach and enlighten the audience about what does and what doesn't constitute appropriate behaviour and appropriate thought, rather than just to entertain. Polizeiruf was one of the few broadcasts by GDR media in which the real problems and difficulties of the supposedly more advanced socialist society could be displayed and discussed to some extent, albeit in a fictionalized and pedagogicalized environment.