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"Nora Hamilton knows the formula for love better than anyone. As a romance channel screenwriter, it's her job. But when her too-good-to work husband leaves her and their two kids, Nora turns her marriage's collapse into cash and writes the best script of her life. No one is more surprised than her when it's picked up for the big screen and set to film on location at her 100-year-old-home. When former Sexiest Man Alive, Leo Vance, is cast as her ne'er...
2) Double Down
Diary of a Wimpy Kid volume 11
The pressure's really piling up on Greg Heffley. His mom thinks video games are turning his brain to mush, so she wants her son to put down the controller and explore his creative side. As if that s not scary enough, Halloween's just around the corner and the frights are coming at Greg from every angle. When Greg discovers a bag of gummy worms, it sparks an idea. Can he get his mom off his back by making a movie . . . and will he become rich and famous...
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"From the Academy Award-winning actor and best-selling author: his debut novel. The story of the making of a colossal, star-studded, multimillion-dollar superhero action film...and the humble comic book that inspired it. PART ONE of this story takes place in 1947. A troubled soldier, returning from the war, meets his talented five-year-old nephew, leaves an indelible impression, and then disappears for 23 years. Cut to 1970: The nephew, now drawing...
4) NYPD Red
Detective Zach Jordan investigates a series of brutal, public crimes that coincide with the arrival of dozens of glamorous celebrities in town for parties and premieres. NYPD Red is a special task force charged with protecting the interests of Manhattan's wealthiest and most powerful citizens. When a world-famous movie producer is poisoned on the first day of a Manhattan film festival called Hollywood on the Hudson, they are the first ones called....
During the winter of 1952, British authorities entered the home of mathematician, cryptanalyst, and war hero Alan Turing to investigate a reported burglary. They instead ended up arresting Turing himself on charges of ₁gross indecency,₂?an accusation that would lead to his devastating conviction for the criminal offense of homosexuality. Little did officials know they were actually incriminating the pioneer of modern-day computing.
6) The bookshop
England, 1959. Free-spirited widow Florence Green (Emily Mortimer) risks everything to open a bookshop in a conservative East Anglian coastal town. While bringing about a surprising cultural awakening through works by Ray Bradbury and Vladimir Nabokov, she earns the polite but ruthless opposition of a local grand dame (Patricia Clarkson) and the support and affection of a reclusive book loving widower (Bill Nighy). As Florence’s obstacles amass...
7) NYPD Red 4
An audacious jewel heist. A murdered actress. A killer case for NYPD Red. In a city where crime never sleeps, NYPD Red is the elite task force called in only when a case involves the rich, famous, and connected. Detective Zach Jordan and his partner, Kylie MacDonald -- the woman who broke his heart at the police academy -- are the best of the best, brilliant and tireless investigators who will stop at nothing to catch a criminal, even if it means...
In this series, Peter Pascoe and his wife, Ellie, now heavily pregnant, drive to a picturesque Cotsworld village to visit friends, only to find them murdered; a charming serial killer haunts the sleepy Yorkshire town of Wetherton; pest control takes on a new meaning when Dalziel and Pascoe investigate a suspicious rose grower; and Dalziel finds himself under suspicion when an old man is killed by a drunken driver.
Britain's longest-running sitcom returns to the picturesque village of Holmfirth in Yorkshire, marking its 30th anniversary. Our ageing delinquents wend their merry way through the Dales, gleefully filling their time with half-baked schemes and schoolboy pranks.
10) NYPD Red 2
NYPD Red volume 2
"NYPD Red -- the task force attacking the most extreme crimes in America's most extreme city -- hunts a killer who is on an impossible mission. A vigilante serial killer is on the loose in New York City, tracking down and murdering people whose crimes have not been punished. The number of victims grows, and many New Yorkers secretly applaud the idea of justice won at any price. NYPD Red Detective Zach Jordan and his partner Kylie MacDonald are put...
11) The great Gatsby
The '20s never roared louder than in this sumptuously romantic retelling of F. Scott Fitzgerald's Jazz Age classic. Robert Redford stars as Jay Gatsby, who had once loved beautiful, spoiled Daisy Buchanan (Mia Farrow), then lost her to a rich boy. But now Gatsby is mysteriously wealthy... and ready to risk everything to woo Daisy back. A winner of two Academy Awards, THE GREAT GATSBY features a stellar cast and an elegant script by Francis Ford Coppola....
Stanford University professor Dr. Philip Zimbardo, who, in 1971, cast twenty-four male student volunteers as prisoners and guards in a simulated jail to examine the source of abusive behavior in the prison system. The results astonished the world, as participants went from middle-class undergrads to drunk-with-power sadists and submissive victims in just a few days. Based on a true story.
13) On Chesil Beach
In England in 1962, a young couple (Saoirse Ronan and Billy Howle) find their idyllic romance colliding with issues of sexual freedom and societal pressure, leading to an awkward and fateful wedding night. Official Selection at the **Toronto International Film Festival**. *"There's splendid acting across the board and assured direction by Cooke, a stage veteran making his feature debut..." - Peter Howell, **Toronto Star***
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"Thailand, 1996: Supot, a postman with the Royal Thai Postal Service, hates his job. The only bright light in his life is watching classic movies with his best friend, Ali, the owner of a video store. These cinephiles adore the charisma of the old Western stars, particularly the actresses, and bemoan the state of modern Thai cinema -- until a mysterious cassette, entitled Bangkok 2010, arrives at Ali's store. Bangkok 2010 is a dystopian film set in...
15) Brighton rock
Pinkie is a desperate youth who is hell bent on clawing his way up through the ranks of organized crime. When a young and very innocent waitress, Rose, stumbles on evidence linking him to a revenge killing, he sets out to seduce her to secure her silence. Special features: a trailer, featurette, behind the scenes, and interviews.
16) Jack Reacher
[English/French/Spanish/Portuguese dialogue version]
Ex-military investigator Jack Reacher leaps off the pages of Lee Child's bestselling novel and onto the big screen in this explosive thriller. When an unspeakable crime is committed, all evidence points to the suspect in custody who offers up a single note in defense: Get Jack Reacher! The law has its limits, but Reacher does not when his fight for the truth pits him against an unexpected enemy with a skill for violence and a secret to keep.
DI Richard Poole is still trapped on the stunning Caribbean island paradise of Saint-Marie as this light-hearted detective drama returns. The sun, sea and sand still continue to irritate him, just as he irritates his long-suffering colleagues. Alongside the beautiful Sergeant Camille Bordey, he takes on a baffling array of murder cases, from pirate curses to nuns killed in locked rooms - even solving cases with a hurricane bearing down on them. Most...
18) The gambler
Both an English professor and a high-stakes gambler, Jim Bennett bets it all when he borrows from a gangster and offers his own life as collateral. Always one step ahead, Bennett pits his creditor against the operator of a gambling ring and leaves his dysfunctional relationship with his wealthy mother in his wake. He plays both sides, immersing himself in an illicit, underground world while garnering the attention of Frank, a loan shark with an interest...
19) Born and Bred
Arthur Gilder is ready to hand over the reins of his doctor's practice to his son, Tom. But this is the 1950s, and when Tom moves his wife and children to the Lancashire village of Ormston from the hustle and bustle of Manchester, he also brings with him a sense of dynamism and change which Arthur doesn't embrace with open arms. Arthur clings to his old-fashioned, tried and tested ways whereas Tom is determined that the hospital should adapt or die....
20) Father Brown
In the idyllic English countryside of the 1950s, murder and foul play are afoot. Father Brown, a Catholic priest who has spent years learning of evil from the confessions of his parishioners, is on the case. A loving adaptation of the novels of GK Chesterton, Father Brown presents a long forgotten side of country life full of humour, warmth and devious goings on. The shambolic Father may seem like the last person you'd turn to in a crisis, but beneath...
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