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Wherever they went the cameras of ITN followed, a fascinating insight into their amazing rise to fame and overwhelming success.Included is Paul McCartney's shocking admission to taking LSD, the Ballad of John and Yoko chronicling the events surrounding Lennon's marriage, and The Beatles' trip to India where they meet the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi and explored their mystic side.
CITIZENFOUR is a real life thriller, unfolding by the minute, giving audiences unprecedented access to filmmaker Laura Poitras and journalist Glenn Greenwald's encounters with Edward Snowden in Hong Kong, as he hands over classified documents providing evidence of mass indiscriminate and illegal invasions of privacy by the National Security Agency (NSA).
Playing poker to pay the bills means living side by side with risk. But, as Matt soon discovers, the real meaning of risk lies far outside the poker room and can strike in the most personal way. Matt's intimate, first person narrative is joined by the voices of other grinders with stories that range from tales of ultimate success to personal disaster.
Like all of us, Riley is guided by her emotions - Joy, Fear, Anger, Disgust and Sadness. The emotions live in Headquarters, the control centre inside Riley's mind, where they help advise her through everyday life. As Riley and her emotions struggle to adjust to a new life in San Francisco, turmoil ensues in Headquarters.
Matthew Vaughan directs this 'fun' movie in which a spy organization recruits an unrefined, but promising street kid into the agency's ultra-competitive training program, just as a global threat emerges from a twisted tech genius. Comedy with Colin Firth and Samuel L. Jackson.
Great cast in this comedy written and directed by the Coen brothers (Joel and Ethan) and has become another cult favourite. "The Dude" Lebowski, mistaken for a millionaire Lebowski, seeks restitution for his ruined rug and enlists his bowling buddies to help get it.
The film draws on the memoir of the same name and consists of a series of vignettes from a young man's experience of share houses with a variety of characters, mostly dubious in nature. Stars Noah Taylor, and based on the book by John Birmingham.
See the original before number 2. After they are forced to live next to a fraternity house, a couple with a newborn baby do whatever they can to take them down. Comedy with Seth Rogen, Rose Byrne and Zac Efron.
Controversial Oliver Stone film starring Kevin Costner. It examines the events leading to the assassination of United States President John F. Kennedy in 1963 and alleged cover-up through the eyes of former New Orleans district attorney Jim Garrison. Garrison filed charges against New Orleans businessman Clay Shaw for his alleged participation in a conspiracy to assassinate the President, for which Lee Harvey Oswald was found responsible by a government investigation: the Warren Commission.
Moving New Zealand film starring Keisha Castle-Hughes as Kahu Paikea Apirana, a twelve-year-old Maori girl who wants to become the chief of the tribe when the child selected to be the next chief dies at birth. However his twin sister, Pai survives. Her grandfather Koro believes that this is a role reserved for males only. A story of love, rejection and triumph. The film earned $41.4 million on a NZ$9300,000 budget.
Set in the high-stakes world of the financial industry, Margin Call is a thriller entangling the key players at an investment firm during one perilous 24-hour period in the early stages of the 2008 financial crisis.
In the tradition of movie classics The Candidate, Advise and Consent and The Best Man, Clooney plays presidential candidate Governor Mike Morris whose ground-breaking ideas could change the political landscape.
Idealistic campaign worker Stephen Meyers (Ryan Gosling - Drive) has sworn to give his all for Morris; however when a brutal Ohio primary threatens to test the Governor's integrity, Stephen gets trapped in the down-and-dirty battle
Lincoln is a revealing drama that focuses on the 16th President's tumultuous final months in office. In a nation divided by war and the strong winds of change, Lincoln pursues a course of action designed to end the war, unite the country and abolish slavery. With the moral courage and fierce determination to succeed, his choices during this critical moment will change the fate of generations to come.
Jimmy Stewart, Grace Kelly in a classic Alfred Hitchcock film... an adventuresome free-lance photographer finds himself confined to a wheelchair in his tiny apartment while a broken leg mends.His attention is naturally drawn to the courtyard outside his "rear window" and the occupants of the apartment buildings which surround it. Soon he is consumed by the private dramas of his neighbors lives which play themselves out before his eyes.
After the murder of 11 Israeli athletes and their coach at the 1972 Olympics, the Israeli government secretly assigns Avner Kaufmanto carry out a series of strategic retaliations. With the help of a driver, a forger , a bomb-maker and a former soldier, Avner conducts a worldwide operation, targeting 11 individuals. As the assassinations pile up however, Avner begins to doubt the morality of his actions.
Beneath Hill 60 is an Australian War Movie set underneath the trenches of World War I. This never-before told Australian story is set in 1916 - where Queensland miner Oliver Woodward, under-trained and having never faced hostile fire before, finds himself on the Western Front, the bloodiest battlefield in history.
Fantastic drama of the troubled life of country music legend, the man in black Johnny Cash, played by Joaquin Phoenix. Reese Witherspoon won an Academy Award for Best Actress for her portrayal of his lover and eventual wife June Carter, and her singing voice alone makes this worth watching. Cash was an influential contemporary of Elvis, Carl Perkins, Roy Orbison and Jerry Lee Lewis but his drug and alcohol addiction plague his entire career.
Dramatisation of the tortured life and work of Alan Turing, genius mathematician and cryptanalyst who worked at Bletchley Park during World War II and led a team of brilliant minds to build the worlds first 'digital machine' to break the German Enigma code. Despite saving millions of allied lives and almost 2 years off the length of the war with his invention, his treatment by the British government in his personal life caused him much pain and unhappiness, and only a Royal Pardon in 2013.
A tribute to Harper Lee, this is the classic film based on her Pulitzer Prize winning book of 1961 and winner of 3 Academy Awards, Gregory Peck stars in this classic film as Atticus Finch, a lawyer in the Depression-era South, defending a black man against an undeserved rape charge, and his kids against prejudice.
The story of one of the world’s greatest living minds, the renowned astrophysicist Stephen Hawking, who falls deeply in love with fellow Cambridge student Jane Wilde. Once a healthy, active young man, Hawking received an earth-shattering diagnosis at 21 years of age. With Jane fighting tirelessly by his side, Stephen embarks on his most ambitious scientific work, studying the very thing he now has precious little of – time. Together, they defy impossible odds, breaking new ground in medicine and science, and achieving more than they could ever have dreamed.