131 titles found

  • Derek Vinyard is dangerous, a coiled fury of hate who leads a neo-Nazi gang. But time and events start to change him. He reassesses his ways while doing time for manslaughter and emerges from prison eager to keep his younger brother (Edward Furlong) from falling victim to the thug cycle of violence and payback.

    It may be too late. Weaving in and out of events past and present in Derek’s life, American History X is revealing in its look at white-supremacist gangs and impassioned in its message that hatred and bigotry can be unlearned. Edward Norton (Fight Club, Pride and Glory) portrays Derek, giving a powerful, persuasive, Oscar® - nominated performance.

  • In the black-and-white ’50s sitcom realm of Pleasantville, mom always has a yummy meatloaf in the oven, the home team never loses and romance is a shy peck on the cheek. Until now. Because modern, real-life teens David (Tobey Maguire) and Jennifer (Reese Witherspoon) are mysteriously zapped into that TV world. 

    With them come ideas and passions that turn the town’s cozy perfection into something more challenging and colourful. From Gary Ross (Big, Seabiscuit) comes an imaginative fantasy that maintains its humour even as it reveals its own true colours about embracing life in all its messiness and unpredictability. Don’t touch that dial. Stay tuned to life in Pleasantville.

  • A fallen hero has one last battle to fight.  Galactic wars of the near-future are fought by soldiers trained to be merciless, obedient warriors. But times change. New bio-engineered combatants make veterans like Sgt. Todd (Kurt Russell) obsolete. But don’t expect to toss Todd on the scrap heap without a fight.

    Fans of sci-fi action get their viewing orders with Soldier, a hotwired-to-tomorrow adventure written by David Webb Peoples (Blade Runner, Unforgiven) and directed by Paul Anderson (Mortal Kombat, Event Horizon). Spectacular in scale, Soldier backs its searing action with a starling vision in which mammoth “crawler” vehicles roam, planetary outcasts survive amid the jetsam of Earth’s past and technology is almost beyond human control. It’s a vision that’s more than an eerie future. It’s total combat zone. 

  • Fun and excitement abound in the Owens family of wily witches. One problem though: the men the Owens women fall in love with are doomed to an untimely death. Sandra Bullock and Nicole Kidman sparkle in Practical Magic, adapted from Alice Hoffman’s best seller and directed by Griffin Dunne (Addicted to Love). 

    They play Sally and Gillian Owens, sisters hexed by a centuries-old curse...and copying with a witches’ brew of events involving a possible love-match (Aidan Quinn) for one, a zombie (Goran Visnjc) for the other and a need to resume the age-old witchcraft taught by two doting Owens aunts (Stockard Channing and Dianne West). Sit for a spell and enjoy!

  • An epic-size story about the adult film business in the 1970s San Fernando Valley, Boogie Nights breaks convention and delivers sex, drugs, violence and unexpected tenderness. 

    It is a classic backstage tale told through the rise and fall of Dirk Diggler and an extended family of filmmakers, who try to elevate the porn film to artistic heights. As exhilarating and moving as it is hilarious and daring.

  • One’s all talk...the other’s all action!...Jackie Chan (Rumble in the Bronx, First Strike) and Chris Tucker (Money Talks, Friday) mix punches with punchlines in this hilarious action-comedy. 

    Cultures clash and tempers flare as these two cops from different worlds quickly discover one thing in common: they can’t stand each other. With time running out, they must join forces to catch the criminals — if they don’t kill each other first!

  • The Avengers, the hip secret-agent series from ’60s TV, is reinvented for the movies with a stylish blend of wit, fabulous retro fashions and effects-packed action. Ralph Fiennes is the very dapper John Steed and Uma Thurman is the smartly catsuited Emma Peel, two secret agents who fight crime with style. 

    Sean Connery portrays Sir August De Wynter, an evil genius out to control the world with his high-tech weather machine. This madman poses quite a threat to mankind with his raging icestorms, scorching temperatures and mechanical buzzbombing bees. But come cold, heat or dreaded plight, our two heroes never lose their cool. Tea anyone?

  • Maverick hostage negotiator Danny Roman (Samuel L. Jackson) is framed for embezzlement and murder. Newly married and unjustly faced with prison, Roman turns hostage-taker to smoke out the guilty ones. Squaring off against him is respected, methodical negotiator Chris Sabian (Kevin Spacey). 

    Under siege and racing the clock, the two lock in a deadly battle of wits.  F. Gary Gray (Set It Off) directs the leads and a top ensemble cast (including David Morse and J.T. Walsh) in a story honed with spiralling tension and volatile action. In a dazzling series of twists and gambits, Roman and Sabian face off against time and each other.

  • Mel Gibson and Danny Glover reteam as a pair of Los Angeles police detectives in this hilarious, slam-bang sequel.

    Promoted to desk jobs to keep them out of trouble, the two cops join forces with a junior detective and a fast-talking private investigator to unravel a series of crimes involving immigrant smuggling and counterfeiting.