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Two lovers are thrust into a dangerous game of high-stakes negotiations and high-speed adventure when they come into unexpected possession of a suitcase of mob drugs. They flee to Los Angeles, where they plan to sell the goods and begin a new life. But both sides of the law have other ideas.
Written by Quentin Tarantino, True Romance takes a hip and hard-edged look at a contemporary incarnation of the American dream. Tony Scott directs an outstanding cast in an explosive mix of wit and action that is a truly unforgettable film experience.
Double bill of British gangster films. 'Layer Cake' (2004) is based on the London-set crime novel by J.J. Connelly. 'X' (Daniel Craig) is a successful, smooth-talking cocaine dealer - respected among London's crime elite - whose plan is to bankroll enough cash to make an early retirement from 'business' and lead a quiet, crime-free life. He sees the opportunity to make a final score when big crime boss Jimmy Price (Kenneth Cranham) asks him to track down Charlotte Ryder (Nathalie Lunghi), the wayward daughter of his old friend Eddie (Michael Gambon). But complicating matters are 2 million pounds' worth of Grade A drugs, a neo-Nazi sect and endless 'layers' of deals and double-deals... Writer/director Guy Ritchie continues in mockney gangster vein with 'Snatch' (2000), the follow-up to his 1998 hit 'Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels'. In London en route to deliver a stolen diamond to his employer Avi (Dennis Farina), thief Franky Four Fingers (Benicio Del Toro) is ambushed by Russian mobster Boris the Blade (Rade Sherbedgia). At the same time, boxing promoters Turkish and Tommy enter Irish gyspy fighter Mickey (Brad Pitt) in a fight run by local kingpin Brick Top (Alan Ford). Instead of throwing the fight as arranged, Mickey earns Brick Top's enmity by beating his fighter fair and square. Meanwhile, Avi travels to London and hires Bullet Tooth Tony (Vinnie Jones) to track down Franky and the diamond - which Brick Top has now found out about and decided to appropriate from Boris...
Allied is the story of intelligence officer Max Vatan, who in 1942 North Africa encounters French Resistance fighter Marianne Beausejour on a deadly mission behind enemy lines.
Reunited in London, their relationship is threatened by the extreme pressures of the war.
(Academy Award nomination for: Best Costume Design)
A double-bill of films by director Terrence Malick.
In 'The Tree of Life' (2011) Jack (Hunter McCracken) is one of three brothers brought up in the 1950s by his spiritually-minded mother (Jessica Chastain) and pragmatic, no-nonsense father (Brad Pitt). After witnessing a disturbing event that shakes his world to the core, the young Jack struggles to reconcile the differing world views of his parents. Later, as a jaded middle-aged man with a failed marriage behind him, Jack (Sean Penn) retraces his emotional journey from the hope and innocence of childhood to his disillusioned adult years in a quest to rediscover meaning in his life.
Set in 1942, 'The Thin Red Line' (1998) follows US soldiers as they land on the Pacific island of Guadalcanal, hoping to capture it from the Japanese. When the job of venturing into the jungle falls to 'C for Charlie' company, the troops are faced by both the enemy and struggles within their own camp. As the carnage and destruction rains down around them, the conflict exacts a heavy toll upon the young soldiers, leading them on a path of disillusion and possibly death.
Mr and Mrs Smith (2005)
Fight Club (1999)
Thelma and Louise (1991)
A River Runs Through It (1992)
April, 1945. As the Allies make their final push in the European Theatre, a battle-hardened army sergeant named Wardaddy commands a Sherman tank and her five-man crew on a deadly mission behind enemy lines.
Outnumbered and outgunned, and with a rookie soldier thrust into their platoon, Wardaddy and his men face overwhelming odds in their heroic attempts to strike at the heart of Nazi Germany
The Social Network
Writer/director Guy Ritchie continues in mockney gangster vein with this follow-up to his 1998 hit 'Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels'. In London, en route to deliver a stolen diamond to his employer Avi (Dennis Farina), thief Franky Four Fingers (Benicio Del Toro) is ambushed by Russian mobster Boris the Blade (Rade Sherbedgia). At the same time, boxing promoters Turkish (Jason Statham) and Tommy (Stephen Graham) enter Irish gypsy fighter Mickey (Brad Pitt) in a fight run by local kingpin Brick Top (Alan Ford). Instead of throwing the fight as arranged, Mickey earns Brick Top's enmity by beating his opponent fair and square. Meanwhile, Avi travels to London and hires Bullet Tooth Tony (Vinnie Jones) to track down Franky and the diamond - which Brick Top has now found out about and decided to appropriate from Boris!
In director Ridley Scott's fast-paced thriller, a lawyer discovers he's bitten off more than he can chew when he becomes involved in the cocaine trade. In need of some extra money to finance his burgeoning lifestyle, The Counsellor (Michael Fassbender) decides to try dabbling in some cocaine trafficking across the Mexican border with the help of rich business acquaintance Reiner (Javier Bardem) and shifty facilitator Westray (Brad Pitt). But when a large shipment is mysteriously hijacked and disappears without trace, all three men find themselves facing their worst nightmare as the out-of pocket suppliers seek to exact their revenge in a hailstorm of blood and bullets.
Jackie Cogan is an enforcer for the Mob.
When a high-stakes Mob protected card game is heisted by some small time crooks Cogan is called in to track them down and restore order to the local criminal economy.
Quentin Tarantino directs this ensemble action drama set in Europe during World War Two.
In the first of two converging storylines, Shosanna (Melanie Laurent), a young Jewish woman in occupied France, seeks to avenge the death of her parents by the Nazis after narrowly escaping execution herself and fleeing to Paris. There she creates a new identity for herself as the owner and manager of a cinema. Meanwhile, a group of Jewish American soldiers known as 'The Basterds', led by First Lieutenant Aldo Raine (Brad Pitt), joins forces with German actress and undercover agent Bridget von Hammersmark (Diane Kruger) to take down the leaders of The Third Reich.
The Basterds cross paths with Shosanna when her cinema, which has been commandeered by the Nazis for the screening of their latest propaganda film, becomes the target for their next attack. However, unbeknown to them, Shosanna has devised a revenge plan of her own.
Christoph Waltz gained the Best Supporting Actor Awards at both the 2010 BAFTAs and Academy Awards for his portrayal of the devious Colonel Hans Landa.
What are the odds of getting even? Danny Ocean and the gang are going back to Vegas and this time there's only one reason to pull-off their most ambitious and risky casino heist - to defend one of their own.
When ruthless casino owner Willy Bank double-crosses one of the Eleven - Danny and the gang see if they can break "The Bank."
Recently paroled con artist Danny Ocean is a man who keeps his cool in situations unlikely to make any individual comfortable. No sooner does he violate his parole that he's traveling around the country gathering people for his next big scheme: to rob three casinos owned by the ever ruthless Terry Benedict. With the aid of a right hand man named Dusty, a thief out of retirement, a pickpocket, a card dealer, a surveillance man, a chinese acrobat, an explosives expert, two frontmen, and a bitter casino mogul, they make up Ocean's eleven, out to make one very big score.
Daniel Ocean recruits one more team member so he can pull off three major European heists in this sequel to Ocean's 11
Based on an incredible true story of one man's fight for survival and freedom.
In the pre-Civil War United States, Solomon Northup, a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery.
Facing cruelty (personified by a malevolent slave owner), as well as unexpected kindnesses, Solomon struggles not only to stay alive, but to retain his dignity.
(2014 Oscar winner for: Best Motion Picture; Best Supporting Actress; Best Adapted Screenplay)
In this science fiction masterpiece, Cole is sent back in time to save the human race from a deadly virus that has forced mankind into dank underground communities in the future.
Along his travels, he encounters a psychiatrist and a mental patient, who may hold the key to the mysterious rogue group, The Army of the 12 Monkeys, thought to be responsible for unleashing the killer disease.
Believing he can obtain a pure virus sample in order to find a cure in the future, he is met with one riddle after another that puts him in a race for time.
The undead are among us and livlier than ever when Tom Cruise, Brad Pitt and a talented group of young bloods star in Interview With The Vampire, the spellbinding screen adaptation of the Anne Rice bestseller./Award-winning and box-office favourite Cruise stars as the supremely evil and charismatic vampire Lestat. Pitt is Louis, lured by Lestat into the immortality of the damned, then tormented by an unalterable fact of vampire life: to survive, he must kill. Stephen Rea, Antonio Banderas, Christian Slater and newcomer Kirsten Dunst also star. One lifetime alone offers plenty of opportunities for the savage revelries of the night. Imagine what an eternity can bring. Hypnotically directed by Neil Jordan, Interview With The Vampire offers enough thrills, shocks and fiendish fun to last a lifetime, and beyond.
Action comedy based on the Marvel comic strip. Run-of-the-mill high school student Dave Lizewski (Aaron Johnson), disillusioned with his humdrum life, is inspired by the heroes of the comic books he loves to become a real-life superhero called 'Kick-Ass'. His first attempts to fight evil-doers meet with little success, but undeterred by his various setbacks Dave perseveres and eventually joins forces with mysterious vigilante Big Daddy (Nicolas Cage) and his daughter Hit-Girl (Chloë Moretz) to bring down local crime boss Frank D'Amico (Mark Strong).
The Perfect Storm
Oscar-winning crime thriller from acclaimed director Martin Scorsese. The Massachusetts State Police Department in South Boston is waging an all-out war to take down the city's top organised crime ring. The key is to end the reign of powerful mob boss Frank Costello (Jack Nicholson) from the inside. A young rookie, Bill Costigan (Leonardo DiCaprio), is assigned to infiltrate the mob run by Costello. While Billy is working to gain Costello's trust, another young cop, Colin Sullivan (Matt Damon), is quickly rising through the ranks of the state police. Earning a spot in the Special Investigations Unit, Colin is among a handful of elite officers whose mission is to bring Costello down. But what his superiors don't know is that Colin is working for Costello, keeping the crime boss one step ahead of the police.
Tired of his dead end, white collar existence, a confused young man and his devious friend create a new club whose members relieve their frustrations by beating each other to a pulp.
The real-life superheroes return in this action comedy sequel based on the Marvel comic strip. With the end of college in sight, and unclear about his future, Dave aka Kick-Ass (Aaron Johnson) decides to create a superhero team with the help of Mindy aka Hit Girl (Chloë Moretz). When Mindy is subsequently forced to hang up her costume, however, Dave sees no other option than to team up with the vigilante members of 'Justice Forever', led by the take-no-prisoners Colonel Stars and Stripes (Jim Carrey). But as this latest wave of costume-toting crime-fighters begin to take back the streets, they soon find themselves under attack from a reincarnated 'Red Mist', now known as 'The Mother F**cker' (Christopher Mintz-Plasse), out to exact revenge on Kick-Ass for the death of his father.
Life for former United Nations investigator Gerry Lane and his family seems content. Suddenly, the world is plagued by a mysterious infection turning whole human populations into rampaging mindless zombies.
After barely escaping the chaos, Lane is persuaded to go on a mission to investigate this disease.
What follows is a perilous trek around the world where Lane must brave horrific dangers and long odds to find answers before human civilization falls.
Brad Pitt and Morgan Freeman star in this sinister and gripping mystery-thriller about a pair of homicide detectives who must solve a puzzling series of horrific murders based on the seven deadly sins - Gluttony, Greed, Sloth, Pride, Lust, Envy and Wrath.
Lt. William Somerset, a burnt-out veteran cop, is on the brink of retirement. Forced to train his ambitious and eager replacement, Somerset is teamed with Detective David Mills on an investigation that draws these disparate cops deeper and deeper into the twisted world of a cunning and meticulous criminal.
He is methodical, exacting and grotesquely creative. He is known as John Doe and he is the most vicious serial killer alive, fashioning murders based on the seven deadly sins. As each new victim is discovered, the detectives must combine their collective experiences to track the trail of a killer bent on seeking attrition for society's sins.
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