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The story of a young girl who has been possessed by the devil and a priest who is called in to perform an exorcism.
"Tristram Shandy: A Cock and Bull Story" is the clever, comic, post-modern take on the construction of a film, from an intricate, hilariously complex autobiographical novel of surreal situations and fierce rivalries, "The Life and Opinions of Tristam Shandy, Gentleman" by Laurence Sterne. Starring Steve Coogan, Rob Brydon, Keeley Hawes, Kelly MacDonald, Jeremy Northam, James Fleet, Ian Hart, Shirley Henderson, Stephen Fry, and Gillian Anderson.
In 1929, Chiyo, a poor and defenseless young girl from a Japanese fishing village, is ripped away from her family and sold to a geisha house in Kyoto, where she is subjected to cruelty and hardship at the hands of the house's owners. The head geisha, Hatsumomo, also makes her life difficult, as she is threatened by Chiyo's striking beauty. With the help of Hatsumomo's longstanding rival, Mameha, however, Chiyo transforms herself into the renowned geisha Sayuri and enters the world of wealth and privilege afforded such accomplished women. The most powerful men in Japanese society are captivated by her, but she is tormented by a love for the one man who she cannot have. Based on the best-selling, acclaimed novel by Arthur Golden. Directed by Rob Marshall, who also directed "Chicago". Starring Zhang Ziyi, Ken Watanabe, Michelle Yeoh, Youki Kudoh, and Koji Yakusho.
A story of slavery, set in the 1930s American South.
Warner Independent Pictures has signed up Liev Schreiber to make his directorial debut on Everything Is Illuminated. The movie is an adaptation of the novel by Jonathan Safran Foer, and follows the story of a young Jewish-American man who sets out to the Ukraine to find the woman who may have saved his grandfather from the Nazis and the Holocaust.
A passenger with a deadly secret. Six rebels on the run. An assassin in pursuit. When the renegade crew of Serenity agrees to hide a fugitive on their ship, they find themselves in an action-packed battle between the relentless military might of a totalitarian regime who will destroy anything - or anyone - to get the girl back and the bloodthirsty creatures who roam the uncharted areas of space. But, the greatest danger of all may be on their ship. From the mind of Joss Whedon (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel) comes a new edge-of-your-seat adventure loaded with explosive battles, gripping special effects and fantastic new worlds! Bonus Features on the DVD include: an introduction by Joss Whedon, over 20 minutes of deleted scenes and outtakes, Re-Lighting The Firefly (the story of how a television show gained enough of a cult following to become a major feature film), Feature Commentary with Writer/Director Joss Whedon, and much more!
"Art School Confidential" follows a talented young artist Jerome Platz (Max Minghella) as he escapes from high school to a tiny East Coast art school. Here the boyish freshman's ambition is to become the world's greatest artist, like his hero Picasso. Unfortunately, the beauty and craft of Jerome's portraiture are not appreciated in an anything-goes art class that he finds bewildering and bogus. Neither his harsh judgments of his classmates' efforts or his later attempts to create pseudo-art of his own win him any admirers. But Jerome does attract the attentions of his dream girl ? the stunning and sophisticated Audrey (Sophia Myles) ? an artist's model and daughter of a celebrated artist. Rejecting the affectations of the local art scene, Audrey is drawn to Jerome's sincerity. When Audrey shifts her attentions to Jonah (Matt Keeslar), a hunky painter who becomes the school's latest art star, Jerome is heartbroken. Desperate, he concocts a risky plan to make a name for himself and win her back. Filling out Jerome's world are a host of offbeat characters, including: a quirky art teacher (John Malkovich) who takes an extra-curricular interest in Jerome; a failed artist (Jim Broadbent), drowning in alcohol and self-pity; a regal art history professor (Anjelica Huston) Jerome tries to influence; a coffee shop owner-cum-art impresario (Steve Buscemi) swelling with self-importance; a worldly classmate (Joel David Moore), who introduces Jerome in the intricate mores of campus life; and Jerome's filmmaker roommate (Ethan Suplee), exploding with energy to create a cinematic masterpiece.
Little Red Riding Hood: A classic story, but there's more to every tale than meets the eye. Before you judge a book by its cover, you've got to flip through the pages. For this story, we begin at the end. Furry and feathered cops from the animal world investigate a domestic disturbance at Granny's cottage, involving a girl, a wolf, and an axe. The charges are many: breaking and entering, disturbing the peace, intent to eat, and wielding an axe without a license. Not to mention, this case might be tied to the elusive "Goody Bandit" who has been stealing the recipes of goody shops everywhere.
Roman Polanski adapts this classic story from Charles Dickens, where a young orphan boy wandering the streets of 19th century industrial London gets involved with a gang of pickpockets who are trained to steal for their master.
In this unique cinematic experiment from acclaimed director Steven Soderbergh, an unlikely love triangle is born at a doll factory in a small midwestern town that has fallen on hard times. Lonely and isolated, longtime employees Martha and Kyle have become friends by default in spite of their drastic age difference, but their dynamic is upset by the arrival of a new worker: young, attractive, single mother Rose. As Martha grows increasingly wary about Rose's dubious character, she discovers Kyle and Rose developing a relationship of their own. A murder is committed, an investigation begins, one that will call into question our established assumptions about these characters and life in their small town. Featuring a cast of nonprofessional actors from the Ohio location, Soderbergh brings this tragic story of characters striving to establish and maintain meaningful connections to life with startling realism. "Bubble" is the first of six films Steven Soderbergh is directing for HDNet Films that will be shot in high-definition and released simultaneously in theaters, on DVD, and on cable television. Executive producers Todd Wagner and Mark Cuban are experimenting with this day-and-date model utilizing various media properties they own, with a goal of giving consumers a choice of how, when, and where they wish to see a movie.