Millionaire infomercial guru, Robert Axle (Kevin Spacey) loses everything when one of his inventions has a design flaw that accidentally chops off the fingers of thousands of customers. After serving eight years in prison, a disgraced Axle is released, and ready to redeem his name and rebuild his empire with a new innovation. However, Axle’s ex-wife (Virginia Madsen) has spent all of his money and moved into his house with her new husband (Craig Robinson). Out of desperation, he finds a part-time job as a janitor, and is forced to move in with his estranged daughter (Camilla Belle) and her over-protective roommates. Despite these setbacks he is determined to pitch his newest gadget and rebuild his infomercial empire. But the world has changed in the last decade, and Axle finds himself out of step with current technology, his family, and the self-confidence that made him king of the infomercials in the past. With all his wheels spinning, Axle soon realizes before he can be successful with his new creation, first he must reinvent himself. [Synopsis courtesy of AceShowbiz]
Featuring a stunning international cast engaged in an alarming array of wicked behaviour, this ensemble drama pushes buttons and boundaries. Adapted by Danny Moynihan from his own novel, Duncan Ward’s daring and accomplished debut circles heartless agents, self-seeking artists, corrupt dealers and sexual predators of all persuasions, through escalating crises and towards a shattering conclusion.
[Synopsis courtesy of the Edinburgh International Film Festival]
Inspired by the real events of the swift–but devastating–five-day war between Russia and Georgia in 2008, 5 Days of War centers around an American journalist (Rupert Friend) and his cameraman (Richard Coyle) caught in the combat zone during the first Russian airstrikes against Georgia. Rescuing Tatia (Emmanuelle Chriqui), a young Georgian schoolteacher separated from her family during the attack, the two reporters agree to help reunite her with her family in exchange for serving as their interpreter. As the three attempt to escape to safety, they witness–and document–the devastation from the full-scale crossfire and cold-blooded murder of innocent civilians.
Set in the competitive world of modern agriculture, ambitious Henry Whipple (Dennis Quaid) wants his rebellious son Dean (Zac Efron) to help expand his family’s farming empire. However, Dean has his sights set on becoming a professional race car driver. When a high-stakes investigation into their business is exposed, father and son are pushed into an unexpected situation that threatens the family’s entire livelihood.
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A polar bear of many words, Norm’s greatest gripe is simple: there is no room for tourists in the Arctic. But when a maniacal developer threatens to build luxury condos in his own backyard, Norm does what all normal polar bears would do…he heads to New York City to stop it. With a cast of ragtag lemmings at his side, Norm takes on the big apple, big business and a big identity crisis to save the day.
Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me is the feature film that followed the cult television series Twin Peaks by David Lynch. The movie involves the mysterious murder of a girl named Laura Palmer and the small quiet town of Twin Peaks that is turned upside-down after her death. Essentially a prequel to David Lynch and Mark Frost’s earlier TV series “Twin Peaks.” The first half-hour or so concerns the investigation by FBI Agent Chet Desmond (Chris Isaak) and his partner Sam Stanley (Kiefer Sutherland) into the murder of night-shift waitress Teresa Banks in the small Washington state town of Deer Meadow.
When grasping director Bobby Bowfinger finally finds the ‘perfect’ script, he decides to put everything on the line and give it a shot. Gathering a hodge-podge cast and armed with a handful of illegal immigrants, a tiny budget, and stolen equipment Bowfinger lacks just one thing… Hollywood’s hottest action star, Kit Ramsey. Bowfinger decides to shoot the film without Kit knowing he’s in it.
Otto Wall (Paul Schneider) is your typical suburban husband and father, domesticated into a state of placidity. When his wife (Melanie Lynskey) pulls the rug out from underneath him and announces she is filing for divorce, Otto is thrust into the uncharted territory of single fatherhood and – even more frightening – getting back into the rather unpredictable dating pool.
This time, there’s no wedding. No bachelor party. What could go wrong, right? But when the Wolfpack hits the road, all bets are off.