Meryl Streep takes on a whole new gig – a hard-rocking singer/guitarist – for Oscar®-winning director Jonathan Demme and Academy Award®-winning screenwriter Diablo Cody in Ricki and The Flash. In an original and electrifying film loaded with live musical performances, Streep stars as Ricki Rendazzo, a guitar heroine who made a world of mistakes as she followed her dreams of rock-and-roll stardom. Returning home, Ricki gets a shot at redemption and a chance to make things right as she faces the music with her family. Streep stars opposite her real-life daughter Mamie Gummer; Rick Springfield, portraying a Flash member in love with Ricki; Kevin Kline as Ricki’s ex-husband; and Audra McDonald as Kline’s new wife.
Twelve people have walked on the moon. Only one has ever, or will ever, walk in the immense void between the World Trade Center towers. Philippe Petit (Joseph Gordon-Levitt), guided by his real-life mentor, Papa Rudy (Ben Kingsley), is aided by an unlikely band of international recruits, who overcome long odds, betrayals, dissension and countless close calls to conceive and execute their mad plan. Robert Zemeckis, the master director of such marvels as Forrest Gump, Cast Away, Back to the Future and Polar Express again uses cutting edge technology in the service of an emotional, character-driven story. With innovative photorealistic techniques and IMAX® 3D wizardry, The Walk is genuine big-screen cinema, a chance for moviegoers to viscerally experience the feeling of reaching the clouds.
A Walk in the Woods is a heart warming comedy based on the book by celebrated travel writer Bill Bryson. Reluctant to settle into retirement, Bryson (Robert Redford) challenges himself to hike the legendary Appalachian Trail - over 2100 miles stretching across fourteen states and through some of the most spectacular and rugged wilderness in America. Concerned about how her husband will fare on the grand trail, Bill's wife (Emma Thompson) insists he finds a travel companion. But the only person willing to take on the challenge is his old high school buddy, Katz (Nick Nolte); a wise cracking, larger-than-life personality who is out of shape and arguably out of his mind. As the two men set off into the wilderness, they encounter an assortment of eccentric characters, wild animals and perilous weather in an epic journey that will test the limits of their friendship.
A wry, upbeat comedy about a brilliant but tormented philosophy professor in crisis. Abe (Phoenix) arrives at a small picturesque Rhode Island College feeling that his life is meaningless. He soon attracts the attention of Rita (Posey), a lonely professor who sees Abe as her escape from an unhappy marriage, and Jill (Stone), a bright student who finds his tortured artistic personality irresistible. Pure chance changes everything for Abe when he overhears a stranger's tale of woe. Abe sees his opportunity to perform what he believes is a moral act and suddenly his life has purpose. But as Jill begins to uncover the true cause of Abe's newfound happiness, his perfect plan begins to unravel. Showcasing terrific comedic performances and woody Allen's trademark wit, Irrational man is a playful musing on the fallibility of reason in the face of reality.
Sixty years after fleeing Vienna, Maria Altmann (Helen Mirren), an elderly Jewish woman, attempts to reclaim family possessions that were seized by the Nazis. Among them is a famous portrait of Maria's beloved Aunt Adele: Gustave Klimt's "Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I." With the help of young lawyer Randy Schoeberg (Ryan Reynolds), Maria embarks upon a lengthy legal battle to recover this painting and several others, but it will not be easy, for Austria considers them national treasures.
Discover the untold story of this eccentric Bush theatre carved by hand into the hills above Perth, and the man who bound his life (and his family’s) to keeping the dream alive. Throughout the 1970s, the now all-but-forgotten Parkerville Amphitheatre hosted a dazzling array of arts and cultural events. By the mid- 1980s a rollercoaster of debt, scandal and council woes had all but ended John Joseph Jones’ dream, and for the next decade the amphitheatre was slowly reclaimed by the bush. This is a bizarre and enchanting snapshot of Perth’s arts scene in the 60s and 70s – the story of a remarkable man, his remarkable vision, and a social and cultural legacy that has not yet been fully acknowledged.
An eccentric chicken farmer, with the help of his granddaughter, trains his mischievous dog Oddball to protect a penguin sanctuary from fox attacks in an attempt to reunite his family and save their seaside town.
A long-time married couple who've spent their lives together in the same New York apartment become overwhelmed by personal and real estate-related issues when they plan to move away.
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