This guide links to just some of the many TV shows, movies, ebooks, magazines and newspapers that ACU students & staff can access online...reading and viewing for when you need some down-time from study!
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.
On April 26th, 1986, reactor four at Chernobyl nuclear power station explodes, sending an enormous radioactive cloud over Northern Ukraine and neighbouring Belarus. The danger is kept a secret from the rest of the world and the nearby population who go about their business as usual.
From acclaimed Australian film director Bruce Beresford comes the true story of a small boy's extraordinary journey from poverty to international stardom. Mao's Last Dancer captures the intoxicating effects of first love and celebrity, the pain of exile, and ultimately the triumph of individual endeavour over ideology.
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).
Haunted by his turbulent past, Mad Max believes the best way to survive is to wander alone. Nevertheless, he becomes swept up with a group fleeing across the Wasteland in a War Rig driven by an elite Imperator, Furiosa.
Starring Rachael Taylor and Josh Lucas and the winner of two AACTA Awards and seven IF Awards, including Best Film, this dramatic comedy is based on the amazing true story of a loyal Australian Kelpie who searches the outback for his master and inspires those who cross his path.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The story of Olympic Gold Medal-winning wrestler Mark Schultz, who sees a way out from the shadow of his more celebrated wrestling brother Dave and a life of poverty when he is summoned by eccentric multi-millionaire John du Pont to move onto his estate and train for the 1988 Seoul Olympics
Therese Belivet (Rooney Mara) spots the beautiful, elegant Carol (Cate Blanchett) perusing the doll displays in a 1950s Manhattan department store. The two women develop a fast bond that becomes a love with complicated consequences.
A man is abducted from the streets of London and transported via secret flights to an unknown country. Held in solitary confinement and cut off from the outside world, he is plunged into a lawless nightmare of detention without trial, interrogation and torture. Returned without explanation to the UK many months later, he is left to pick up the pieces of a shattered life in a world he no longer recognises.
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
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.
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.
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.