The Fifth Estate (2013)
Summary: A dramatic thriller based on real events, THE FIFTH ESTATE reveals the quest to expose the deceptions and corruptions of power that turned an Internet upstart into the 21st century's most fiercely debated organization. (imdb)
Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters (2013)
Summary: In order to restore their dying safe haven, the son of Poseidon and his friends embark on a quest to the Sea of Monsters to find the mythical Golden Fleece and to stop an ancient evil from rising. (imdb)
Jack the Giant Slayer (2013)
Summary: A modern day fairy tale in which the long-standing peace between men and giants is threatened, as a young farmer leads an expedition into the giants' kingdom in hopes of rescuing a kidnapped princess. (imdb)
The Company You Keep (2013)
Summary: Robert Redford directs and stars in this gripping political thriller about a young journalist (Shia LaBeouf) who stumbles upon the story of his career when he uncovers the identity of a wanted ex-radical activist (Redford) who has been underground for five decades. (tiff.net)
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013)
Summary: Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark become targets of the Capitol after their victory in the 74th Hunger Games sparks a rebellion in the Districts of Panem. (imdb)
Some Velvet Morning (2013)
Summary: Fred arrives at Velvet's doorstep, suitcases in tow. He tells her that he has finally left his wife to be with her, which is news to Velvet since she has not seen him in years and is now with Fred's recently married son. As Fred's hopes crash to earth during a conversation brimming with passion, remorse, humor and anger, the twisted heart of a fascinating relationship is revealed.
Mr. Peabody & Sherman (2014)
Summary: The time-travelling adventures of an advanced canine and his adopted son, as they endeavor to fix a time rift they created.
Muppets Most Wanted (2014)
Summary: While on a grand world tour, The Muppets find themselves wrapped into an European jewel-heist caper headed by a Kermit the Frog look-alike and his dastardly sidekick. (imdb)
Kojak: The Price of Justice (1987)
- TV Movie
Summary: The bald detective in a fedora finds himself attracted to a foxy, enigmatic woman who is suspected in the murders of her two small sons. (imdb)
Summary: An art curator decides to seek revenge on his abusive boss by conning him into buying a fake Monet, but his plan requires the help of an eccentric and unpredictable Texas rodeo queen. (imdb)
The Hunger Games (2012)
Summary: Set in a future where the Capitol selects a boy and girl from the twelve districts to fight to the death on live television, Katniss Everdeen volunteers to take her younger sister's place for the latest match. (imdb)
Margin Call (2011)
Summary: A thriller that revolves around the key people at a investment bank over a 24-hour period during the early stages of the 2008 financial crisis.
Summary: A small-town girl ventures to Los Angeles and finds her place in a neo-burlesque club run by a former dancer.
Beyond Wiseguys: Italian Americans & the Movies (2008)
Summary: Documentary portrays the saga of how Italian Americans went from being outsiders who were stereotyped as gangsters in American movies to insiders in Hollywood who took control of their own stories. Interviews, film clips and home movies from Italian American filmmakers highlight personal experiences and comment on Hollywood's politics and cultural impact. (imdb)
Somebody to Love (1994)
Summary: Mercedes is a taxi dancer who wants to be an actress. She's involved with the married Harry, who considers himself a respected actor. Ernesto is in love with Mercedes, but he doesn't dance or have money. (imdb)
Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)
Summary: Marvel launches another super franchise with this action-packed origin story, which follows Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) as he volunteers for a secret experiment during World War II. Transformed into a superhero named Captain America, Steve goes after the Axis. With his perfect physique and heightened reflexes -- and his sidekick, Bucky (Sebastian Stan) -- Steve battles the Red Skull (Hugo Weaving), a super soldier created by Italian fascists.
- TV Movie
Summary: This powerful HBO biographical drama recounts the rise and fall of Walter Winchell, a gossip columnist and reporter who changed the face of news reporting. (msn.com - Sandra Brennan, Rovi)
Magic Trip (2011)
Summary: A freewheeling portrait of Ken Kesey and the Merry Prankster's fabled road trip across America.
A Little Chaos (2015)
Summary: A female landscape-gardener is awarded the esteemed assignment to construct the grand gardens at Versaillers, a gilt-edged position which thrusts her to the very center of the court of King Louis XIV. (imdb)
Transformers: The Last Knight (2017)
Summary: Humans and Transformers are at war, Optimus Prime is gone. The key to saving our future lies buried in the secrets of the past, in the hidden history of Transformers on Earth.
- TV Series
Summary: An anthology series following famous feuds.
The Public Eye (1992)
Summary: Story of a 1940s photographer who specializes in crime and in not getting involved... until this time. (imdb)
Who's That Girl? (1987)
Summary: His soon-to-be father in law has the dopey lawyer Louden to give the pretty and no less self conscious Nikki Finn a ride from the prison to the bus station to ensure that she leaves town immediately. However Nikki has different plans: after being in prison many years for a murder she didn't commit, she wants to find out who really killed her friend Johnny. Unscrupulously she uses Louden for her objectives. (imdb)
The Children Act (2017)
Summary: As her marriage to Jack (Stanley Tucci) founders, eminent High Court judge Fiona Maye (Emma Thompson) has a life-changing decision to make at work - should she force a teenage boy, Adam (Fionn Whitehead), to have the blood transfusion that will save his life? Her unorthodox visit to his hospital bedside has a profound impact on them both, stirring strong new emotions in the boy and long-buried feelings in her. (imdb)
The Whole Shebang (2001)
Summary: On a mission to save his family's fireworks business, a man becomes distracted after he falls in love.
Summary: A young boy loses his parents in an accident and his uncle leaves him for ten years in the care of his Hispanic rancher. (imdb)
Summary: A cynical college professor takes a keen interest in a talented young writing student. (imdb)
Patient Zero (2017)
Summary: In the pandemic thriller, Patient Zero, humanity is battling intelligent, adrenaline-fueled creatures born from a viral super-strain. After being bitten, human survivor Morgan (Matt Smith) realizes he is asymptomatic and can communicate with the infected, leading the last survivors on a hunt for Patient Zero and a cure. (imdb)
Beauty and the Beast (2017)
Summary: An adaptation of the classic fairy-tale about a monstrous prince and a young woman who fall in love. (imdb)
Summary: The true story of how the Boston Globe uncovered the massive scandal of child molestation and cover-up within the local Catholic Archdiocese, shaking the entire Catholic Church to its core. (imdb)
Wild Card (2015)
Summary: Nick Wild is a Las Vegas bodyguard with lethal professional skills and a personal gambling problem. When a friend is beaten by a sadistic thug, Nick strikes back, only to find out the thug is the son of a powerful mob boss. Suddenly Nick is plunged into the criminal underworld, chased by enforcers and wanted by the mob. Having raised the stakes, Nick has one last play to change his fortunes...and this time, it's all or nothing. (imdb)
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 (2014)
Summary: Katniss Everdeen is in District 13 after she shatters the games forever. Under the leadership of President Coin and the advice of her trusted friends, Katniss spreads her wings as she fights to save Peeta and a nation moved by her courage. (imdb)
- TV Series
Summary: Perched on the edge of the Arctic Circle, Fortitude is one of the safest towns on earth. There has never been a violent crime here. Until now. (imdb)
The Tale of Despereaux (2008)
Summary: The tale of three unlikely heroes - a misfit mouse who prefers reading books to eating them, an unhappy rat who schemes to leave the darkness of the dungeon, and a bumbling servant girl with cauliflower ears - whose fates are intertwined with that of the castle's princess.
In the Soup (1992)
Summary: An aspiring young filmmaker gets involved with an eccentric gangster for the financing of his first film.
Peter & Wendy: Based on the Novel Peter Pan by J. M. Barrie (2015)
- TV Movie
Summary: This version establishes a dramatic connection with Great Ormond Street, the world famous children's hospital that has become irrevocably associated with Peter Pan. The story will be retold through the imagination of a young girl named Lucy who is about to receive hospital treatment for a serious heart condition. This is Lucy's version of Peter Pan, the startling fantasy of a brave, imaginative and utterly modern young girl who fears her illness might mean that she may never grow up. (imdb)
Easy A (2010)
Summary: High school is the setting for this freewheeling comedic twist on Nathaniel Hawthorne's 19th-century novel The Scarlet Letter. Ambitious student Olive (Emma Stone) decides to boost her popularity by pretending to be the school slut. As the school's swirling rumor mill increases both her notoriety and her finances, Olive enjoys her newfound status but eventually must decide which is more important: popularity or self-esteem.
The Alarmist (1997)
Summary: Young Tommy Hudler decides to become a security systems salesman, and is an instant success. Everything seems to be going great until he discovers there's more to this business and his boss Heinrich than he previously suspected. (imdb)
Quick Change (1990)
Summary: Three thieves successfully rob a New York City bank, but making the escape from the city proves to be almost impossible.
Summary: A timeless, comedic tale that pushes the boundaries of animation while introducing characters rich with humor and soul, and a heart-warming story proves that a robot can shine no matter what he is made of. (Twentieth Century Fox)
The Terminal (2004)
Summary: The Terminal tells the story of Viktor Navorski (Hanks), a visitor to New York City from Eastern Europe, whose homeland erupts in a fiery coup while he is in the air en route to America. Stranded at John F. Kennedy International Airport with a passport from nowhere, he is unauthorized to actually enter the United States and must improvise his days and nights in the terminal's international transit lounge until the war at home is over... (DreamWorks)
Sidewalks of New York (2001)
Summary: Traces the intimate lives of six New Yorkers, all from different walks of life and locations New York, struggling to find love and happiness in the big city. (Ed Burns Films)
Lucky Number Slevin (2006)
Summary: Lucky Number Slevin is a thriller that twists and turns its way through an underworld of crime and revenge. Set in New York City, a case of mistaken identity lands Slevin (Hartnett) into the middle of a war being plotted by two of the city's most rival crime bosses. (The Weinstein Company)
Kiss of Death (1995)
Summary: A reformed convict goes undercover with the help of an angry detective to ensnare a psychotic mobster. (imdb)
Undercover Blues (1993)
Summary: A wise-cracking husband and wife team of ex-Spies arrive in New Orleans on maternity leave with their baby girl... (imdb)
Summary: A slobbering St Bernard dog becomes the center of attention for a loving family but its vet secretly wants to kill him.
Shall We Dance? (2004)
Summary: A workaholic lawyer's life and marriage take an unexpected twirl when he follows a beautiful woman to a Chicago dance studio and becomes a clandestine ballroom dance competitor. (Miramax)
Scottsboro: An American Tragedy (2000)
Summary: A look at the infamous "Scottsboro Boys" case that occurred in Alabama in 1931, in which nine young black men were arrested, tried and quickly convicted in the rape of two white women, despite overwhelming evidence that showed their accusers had falsely accused them and the fact that one of the women later admitted that no rape had in fact occurred.
In Too Deep (1999)
Summary: Detective Cole (Epps) is going undercover on a mission so dangerous, it could cost him his life... and possibly his soul. The target: a crimelord called "God" (Cool J) who's hooked into 80% of the city's crime. (Dimension Films)
The Core (2003)
Summary: A wildly diverse team of professionals journey into unknown regions of the earth in the hopes of detonating a nuclear device which they hope will reactivate the earth's core and restore balance to the planet. (Paramount)
Big Trouble (2002)
Summary: From the creative mind of Pulitzer winner Dave Barry, comes a film following a chain of events inspired by the arrival of a mysterious suitcase in Miami. Arthur Herk, a corrupt business owner, wants to get his hands on the case. At the same time, two hit men want him whacked. Tired of his constant fixation on drinking and television, Herk's wife Anna and daughter Jenny decide to find new love interests in divorced dad Eliot Arnold and his son Matt... (imdb)
Big Night (1996)
Summary: Primo and Secondo are two brothers who have emigrated from Italy to open an Italian restaurant in America. Primo is the irascible and gifted chef, brilliant in his culinary genius, but determined not to squander his talent on making the routine dishes that customers expect. Secondo is the smooth front-man, trying to keep the restaurant financially afloat, despite few patrons other than a poor artist who pays with his paintings... (imdb)
Joe Gould's Secret (2000)
Summary: Filmmaker Stanley Tucci takes viewers into the poignant and sometimes humorous world of New York City in the 1940s. This is the true story of two men, one of whom would tell the other's story: famed "The New Yorker" writer Joseph Mitchell and New York bohemian Joe Gould. (USA Films)
A Life Less Ordinary (1997)
Summary: Ewan McGregor stars as a cleaning man in L.A. who takes his boss's daughter hostage after being fired and replaced by a robot. Two "angels" who are in charge of human relationships on earth, offer some unsolicited help to bring this unlikely couple together. The "angels" are so successful that the daughter soon turns on her father in order to save her captor. (imdb)
Road to Perdition (2002)
Summary: Bonds of loyalty are put to the test when a hitman's son witnesses what his father does for a living. (imdb)
A Midsummer Night's Dream (1999)
Summary: Shakespeare's comedy about two couples in love with the wrong partners, and how they are finally brought together rightly, thanks in part to the bungling work of Puck.
Maid in Manhattan (2002)
Summary: Marisa Ventura (Lopez) is a single mother born and bred in the boroughs of New York City, who works as a maid in a first-class Manhattan hotel. By a twist of fate and mistaken identity, Marisa meets Christopher Marshall (Fiennes), a handsome heir to a political dynasty, who believes that she is a guest at the hotel. Fate steps in and throws the unlikely pair together for one night. When Marisa's true identity is revealed, the two find that they are worlds apart, even though the distance separating them is just a subway ride between Manhattan and the Bronx. (imdb)
The Impostors (1998)
Summary: 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 stowaway on a ship to hide from a drunken, belligerent lead actor who has sworn to kill them for belittling his talents. (imdb)
The Eighteenth Angel (1998)
Summary: A crazed priest devises a scheme to lure a teenage beauty from Boston to Italy with the promise of a modeling career. Natch, the padre and his minions harbor far more sinister plans for the naive nymphette, plans that include nothing less than returning Lucifer to earth, and it's up to the babe's suspicious dad to thwart the evil plot. (imdb)
What Just Happened (2008)
Summary: Two weeks in the life of a fading Hollywood producer (De Niro) who's having a rough time trying to get his new picture made.
Swing Vote (2008)
Summary: In a remarkable turn-of-events, the result of the presidential election comes down to one man's vote.
Sex & the Other Man (1995)
Summary: A married couple hold their boss hostage in their apartment and force him to watch their sex escapades to rejuvenate their failing marriage. (imdb)
Julie & Julia (2009)
Summary: Intertwines the lives of two women who, though separated by time and space, are both at loose ends until they discover that with the right combination of passion, fearlessness and butter, anything is possible.
The Lovely Bones (2009)
Summary: Centers on a young girl who has been murdered and watches over her family - and her killer - from heaven. She must weigh her desire for vengeance against her desire for her family to heal.
Blind Date (2009)
Summary: Affected by tragedy, a married couple decide to role play a blind date.
Space Chimps (2008)
Summary: Ham III, the grandson of the first chimp astronaut, is blasted off into space by an opportunity-seeking senator. Soon, the fun-loving chimp has to get serious about the mission at hand: Rid a far-away planet of their nefarious leader. Fortunately for Ham III, two of his simian peers are along for the ride.
Four Last Songs (2007)
Summary: A comic drama set on a Mediterranean island, where a motley collection of characters is seeking musical redemption. (imdb)
Monkey Shines (1988)
Summary: A quadriplegic man has a trained monkey help him with his paralysis, until the little monkey begins to develop feelings, and rage, against its new master. (imdb)
Summary: Montana is twisted tale of betrayal and friendship. Clair (Sedgewick) is a loyal employee of The Boss (Coltrane)... (imdb)
The Devil Wears Prada (2006)
Summary: In New York, the simple and naive just-graduated in journalism Andrea Sachs is hired to work as the second assistant of the powerful and sophisticated Miranda Priestly, the ruthless and merciless executive of the Runway fashion magazine. Andrea dreams to become a journalist and faces the opportunity as a temporary professional challenge... (imdb)
- TV Movie
Summary: A dramatic recreation of the Wannsee Conference where the Nazi Final Solution phase of the Holocaust was devised. (imdb)
Jury Duty (1995)
Summary: When jobless Tommy Collins discovers that sequestered jurors earn free room and board as well as $5-a-day, he gets himself assigned to a jury in a murder trial. Once there, he does everything he can to prolong the trial and deliberations and make the sequestration more comfortable for himself.
The Hoax (2007)
Summary: Inspired by true events, this film stars Richard Gere as Clifford Irving, a charismatic and charming writer who persuades the world that he is the authorized biographer for the reclusive billionaire Howard Hughes. (Miramax Films)
The Daytrippers (1996)
Summary: In this comic drama, a woman who finds reason to suspect her husband of infidelity brings along the whole family on a trip to the city to confront him. Family interaction ensues.
Prelude to a Kiss (1992)
Summary: A couple fall in love despite the girl's pessimistic outlook. As they struggle to come to terms with their relationship, something supernatural happens that tests it. (imdb)
America's Sweethearts (2001)
Summary: For an awkward, self-conscious girl like Kiki, being the personal assistant to a beautiful mega-star like Gwen isn't easy. But when she dutifully accepts the task of helping Gwen and her estranged mega-star husband Eddie make it through one last public appearance masterminded by legendary press agent Lee Phillips, forever devoted Kiki finds that her job is about to get even harder.