Michael AkersInspired by Michelangelo Antonioni's 1961 classic L'Avventura, Michael Akers' "PHOENIX" is infused with symbolism and a sexy spark. Dylan Wells (Chad Edward Bartley) has a good job, a great apartment and an exciting relationship with Ken Sparks (Gaetano Jones, Boystown), his sexy well traveled boyfriend who just might be "the one." A great life, or so he believes, until Ken's visit for Dylan's 23rd birthday party is unexpectedly cut short when Ken is suddenly called away to tend to a failing real estate deal, and then disappears.
Liam DaleWhether we realize it or not, Aromatherapy is very much a part of our everyday lives. From the smells of freshly brewed coffee and newly baked bread to the bracing sea air or freshly mown grass, the sense of well-being that these aromas evoke can be quite remarkable. Walk into any drugstore and you’ll find all manner of products based upon this principle ranging from Lavender bath oils to Tea Tree shampoo and potpourri of every fragrance imaginable, including sea breeze. If you’ve ever wanted to discover more about Aromatherapy, this program is definitely for you. With the help of a very experienced Aromatherapist, a range of the most popular essential oils are explained and the best ways in which to use them. There’s also a detailed demonstration of Aromatherapy massage in action, with plenty of top tips if you want to try it out for yourself. As an aid to relaxation in our hectic 21st Century lives, Aromatherapy has a very valid place. Should you only get as far as filling yo
Liam DaleWhen it comes to relaxation people are becoming more and more imaginative as the stresses and strains of 21st Century life take their toll. There are many complimentary and alternative therapies to choose from, grounded in the traditions of the ancients, but few are quite as well suited for the classic problems caused by everyday tensions as Indian Head Massage. This program will take you on a journey of discovery, to find out for yourself what Indian Head Massage is all about. With the help of a very experienced practitioner, not only will you be shown what to expect if you get an Indian Head Massage, you’ll also get the chance to pick up plenty of helpful tips for using the most effective techniques from this wonderful therapy on your family, friends and even yourself. So, sit back, relax, and enjoy a taste of Indian serenity that might just change your perspective on health and happiness. You will learn how to: Dissolve stress, headaches, and neck and shoulder pain • Eliminat
William RieadWitness this intimate and moving portrait of Mother Teresa, tireless advocate for the poor and champion of the forgotten. This inspirational cinematic achievement spans over forty years of her incredible journey - from joining the Sisters of Loreto in Dublin to her travels to Darjeeling, from hearing the call to help the poorest of the poor to founding the Missionaries of Charity, from her invaluable sacrifices in the slums of Calcutta to her receiving the Nobel Peace Prize. Award-winning actress Juliet Stevenson brings insight and depth to this unforgettable role, alongside celebrated actors Rutger Hauer and Max von Sydow, in a film that’s sure to stir the soul.
Alan ParkerThe Sex Pistols, bringing the revolution of punk music to Britain. One of the most influential bands of the era. We hear from members of the band about their unique story and get to know of the key pioneers of UK punk; Sid Vicious. Described as an architect of punk. Get to know the story of Sid Vicious and Nancy Spungen. One of the most infamous punk love stories of the time right up until Nancy’s suspicious death.
Ernie SchultzSome forms of exercise can seem mysterious, even intimidating. These videos make it easy to get started on Pilates, yoga, and cardio and get results fast. Get a sleek physique and a strong core with workouts that cover all the basic Pilates mat techniques.
Jordan HillIn the history of the United States there has never been a more empowering, intelligent or charismatic First Lady as Michelle Obama. An honest voice of hope and optimism, a advocate for opportunity and equality– from humble beginnings on the south side of Chicago all the way to the White House. On track to being the best selling memoir of all time, her book “Becoming” allows readers an intimate look behind the doors of the historic Pennsylvania Avenue address and into the world of First Lady and First Family.
Johannes KernmeyerTake a plunge and join an underwater odyssey through some of the world’s most colorful and lively reef systems. Not only will you get up close and personal with sting rays, sharks, and giant sea turtles, but you will also be witness to the unique bustle of activity that surrounds the coral reefs, including some of the ocean’s most unusual-looking sea creatures. Experience schools of vibrant fish, fluttering sea fans, flowery anemones, delicate sea stars, and of course SHARKS! Dive into this once-and-a-lifetime program.
Cirque du SoleilCirque Du Soleil: Journey Of Man is a breathtaking odyssey that follows the stages of human development from birth to maturity, with each stage presented by a Cirque du Soleil act. The signature Cirque du Soleil celebration of color, light, music and costume combine with a backdrop of various natural and historical landmarks around the world, creating a triumph of artistry beyond compare. From the opening explosion of light and sound that represents the universe's formation, Cirque du Soleil: Journey of Man leads us through the birth of the Universal Child as it travels from childhood, through adolescence and manhood, on to maturity. An awe-inspiring feast for the senses, incomparable artistry and stylish elegance make this an adventure of a lifetime.
Piers GarlandThis is the story of the King like you've never heard it before. Elvis Presley's closest friends come together in this incredible tell-all documentary to reveal what life was really like as the men who knew him best.
Liam DaleWhen it comes to complimentary and alternative therapies, Reiki is deservedly becoming better known, and this wonderful treatment, based on ancient Japanese healing, is enjoying an increasing following all over the world. If this is the first you’ve heard of Reiki, or you’d just like to know what it’s all about, then this program is definitely for you. Reiki translates from Japanese as “universal life force” and it evokes the flow of positive energy in all living beings. This is the perfect opportunity to watch a Reiki practitioner at work and see for yourself this gentlest of therapies in action. Discover the principles of Reiki, which will encourage self-growth, and learn how to use the force of Reiki for your own benefit and the well-being of those around you. Then, last but not least, try a little self-Reiki with an easy to follow demonstration that will help you to gently escape the stresses and strains of 21st Century life. You will: Explore the basic principles of t
UnknownThe Rockefeller tale begins with German con artist Christian Karl Gerhartsreiter (McCormack) coming to the U.S. in 1979 as a foreign exchange student. He used a series of aliases, impersonating a talk show host and a Pentagon adviser, among others. Gerhartsreiter soon became a fixture in Boston high society for more than a decade after he claimed to be Clark Rockefeller, an heir to the famous dynasty. The deception was described as "the longest con in FBI history." He eventually married Sandra Boss, a millionaire with a Harvard MBA and a partner at the prestigious business consulting firm McKinsey & Co. After losing custody of their daughter during the divorce, Rockefeller kidnapped the girl during a supervised visit in July 2008. The abduction and Rockefeller's apprehension after the safe retrieval of his daughter drew nationwide attention and led to the discovery of his real identity. At a trial this spring, Gerhartsreiter was sentenced to four to five years in prison for the kidnapp
Richard FleischerThis is the horrifying true account of John Reginald Christie, whose crimes and subsequent trial summarily ended capital punishment in Britain. After savagely murdering a woman and her newborn baby, Christie was able to convince a jury that the woman's husband was the actual perpetrator. Years later, Christie admitted his guilt and a shocked nation learned an innocent man had been put to death.
Maureen GoldthorpeTake a deeper look inside their fast track to stardom. From X Factor finalists to leading the resurgence of the British Invasion, One Direction is our generation's answer to The Beatles. Interviews with the band's managers, music industry executives and music experts along with family members and friends gives you more insight into the world of One Direction. Want to know how they did it... THIS IS HOW WE DO IT!
Richard BrooksIn Cold Blood is the powerful, true story of a callous murder, based upon the best-selling novel byTruman Capote. A prosperous and respected Kansas farmer, his wife and his two teenage children are wantonly and brutally slaughtered. The murderers are two mindless ex-convict drifters: Perry Smith (Robert Blake) and Dick Hickock (Scott Wilson). Neither of the men are sane enough to regret their crime. The story penetrates the inner workings of the criminals minds as it follows their purposeless meandering through Mexico and the United States in evasion of the law. After more than a year of wandering, the hunted men are finally caught, tried and in a dramatic conclusion condemned to hang.
Michael Ware & Bill GuttentagOnly the Dead is the story of what happens when an ordinary Australian journalist is transplanted into the Middle East by the reverberations of 9/11 and embarks on a journey that courses through the deepest recesses of the Iraq war. The invasion of Iraq has ended, and the Americans are celebrating victory in 2003. All the while however, alone and in secret, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, the most vicious Al Qaeda leader the world has ever seen, is planning the real war. He lays out his plan in a letter to Osama Bin Laden: the suicide truck bombings; the bloody horrors of the civil war; the televised beheadings. He carries out his grand design to perfection, bringing the country to its knees… and he does it all on camera. And then, when he’s finally ready to “go public” as he foretold Bin Laden, what does Zarqawi do with the film that will shock the world & change the war forever? He gives it to Michael Ware. Of all people. A hard-drinking, hard-running, maverick Australian reporting fo
Darnell MartinWritten and Directed by Darnell Martin, "Cadillac Records" chronicles the rise of Chess Records and its recording artists. The film stars Adrien Brody as Leonard Chess, Jeffrey Wright as Muddy Waters, Columbus Short as Little Walter, Mos Def as Chuck Berry and Beyoncé Knowles as Etta James. Rounding out the cast are Gabrielle Union, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Cedric The Entertainer, Eamonn Walker and Tammy Blanchard. "Cadillac Records" is produced by Andrew Lack and Sofia Sondervan for Sony BMG Film and Executive Produced by Beyoncé Knowles and Marc Levin.
Spike LeeFilmmaker Spike Lee, star Denzel Washington (the New York, Boston and Chicago Film Critics' choice as 1992's Best Actor) and other talents vividly portray the life and times of the visionary leader. "One of the decade's best and most important films." (Arch Campbell, WRC-TV/Washington D.C.) One of the most charismatic and politically controversial voices in history, Malcolm X burst into the public consciousness with a radical perspective on race relations in America. His inspiring and enlightening ideologies touched and continue to influence the lives of millions. The New York Film Critic's Circle awarded Denzel Washington Best Actor for his role in what Newsday calls "an extraordinary movie...powerful and compelling. Denzel Washington's performance is a tour de force!"
George SidneyPossessed with a relentless drive to succeed, actress Jeanne Eagels (Kim Novak) pesters producer Sal Satori (Jeff Chandler) for more substantial roles before her voice coach, Nellie Neilson (Agnes Moorehead), helps her land a spot in a Broadway chorus line that catapults her to stardom. When aging actress Elsie Desmond asks her for help in reviving her career, Jeanne's selfishness drives the fading star to suicide. Yet, after Jeanne becomes involved in a highly publicized affair with John Donahue (Charles Drake), the strain brought on by the collapse of the ill-fated union jeopardizes her career, too. And despite Sal's best efforts, it is a lethal combination of drugs and alcohol that finally leaves Jeanne Eagels to die sad and alone.
Andrew LancasterAgainst his family's wishes, Andrew Lancaster opens up a cold case from 1932 where his uncle, Bill Lancaster, a pioneering aviator was on trial for murder in Miami. In an attempt to understand Bill's sometimes foolish actions, and at risk of tarnishing his family name, Andrew revisits this epic tale of high risk adventure, romance and scandal. Set in one of the most rebellious eras of our time, he reveals a love triangle gone terribly wrong and a mysterious discovery of a mummified body in the Sahara desert, along with a love letter found 29 years too late.
UnknownLooking to find the real Nemo and Dory? Well look no further than this unique program. In “Children’s Aquarium, ”you get your very own personal aquarium experience without all the work. Be swept away with soothing music while falling into a state of deep relaxation as you watch vibrant orange and pink anthias, electric yellow tangs, and serene butterfly fish glide and flutter about gloriously tuberous sea anemones and fancy frilly corals. In addition, witness the clownfish perform its elaborate dance with an anemone before making it his home, delicately rubbing the anemone’s tentacles until he is acclimated with his host. Children will love watching teams of clownfish play with one another in a lively game of chase - and they will certainly revel in the stamina and activity of the blue tang as it roams in and out of the rocks for a lively swim. This is one aquarium that will offer hours of endless pleasure for the entire family.
Michael CacoyannisThe made-for-television movie The Story of Jacob and Joseph tells the Biblical tale of Jacob (Keith Michell) and Esau (Julian Glover), who spend 20 years fighting over their birthright. They eventually reconcile and sell their younger brother, Joseph (Tony Lo Bianco) into slavery. Joseph is taken to Egypt, where he becomes the Pharoah's chief advisor, yet he still resents his family for selling him into slavery.
Tara PirniaHarry, Liam, Zayn, Niall & Louis have proven they're more than a manufactured boy band by becoming global superstars almost overnight. Presented by X Factor's Sinitta, this program unleashes all the highs of the band's turbo-charged fame. From five individual hopeful singers taking part in Simon Cowell's British X Factor the boys of One Direction have defied the odds, and their critics, by becoming the hottest British boy band in the world. With A-List interviews from Piers Morgan, Zac Efron, Katherine Jenkins and some members of the cast of Glee and many others, we explore what makes these boys a chart topping success. Smashing worldwide charts with their debut number 1 single and album, One Direction have it all: great voices, charm and good looks proving the only way is UP for One Direction.
David LynchThis is the story of a brilliant young surgeon, who finds in a Victorian circus side-show a man so hideously deformed that he is condemned to a life of degradation as a freak. He is John Merrick, known to circus audiences throughout the country as 'The Elephant Man'. Although Merrick cannot be cured, Treves battles to rescue him from the squalor of his surroundings and give him a life of dignity and comfort...
Don CheadleMiles Ahead is a wildly entertaining exploration of one of 20th century music's creative geniuses, Miles Davis, featuring a career defining performance by Oscar® nominee Don Cheadle in the title role. In the midst of a prolific career at the forefront of modern jazz, Miles Davis (Cheadle) virtually disappears from public view for a period of five years in the late 1970s, his musical voice stifled and numbed by drugs and pain medications. Dave Braden (Ewan McGregor), a wily music reporter, forces his way into Davis' life and, over the next couple of days, the two men unwittingly embark on a wild and sometimes harrowing adventure to recover a stolen tape of the musician's latest compositions. Plagued by years of regret and loss, Davis flirts with annihilation until he once again finds salvation in his art.
Marc AbrahamI SAW THE LIGHT is the story of the legendary country western singer Hank Williams (Tom Hiddleston), who in his brief life created one of the greatest bodies of work in American music. The film chronicles his meteoric rise to fame and its ultimately tragic effect on his health and personal life. Also starring Elizabeth Olsen, Cherry Jones, Bradley Whitford, Maddie Hasson and Wrenn Schmidt.
Tom HooperAbout controversial soccer manager Brian Clough, set in 1974 but flashing back to the 1960s, about Clough's ill-fated 44-day reign as coach of Leeds United, then one of England's most successful soccer teams.
Floria SigismondiThe film follows two friends, Joan Jett (KRISTEN STEWART) and Cherie Currie (DAKOTA FANNING), as they rise from rebellious Southern California kids to rock stars of the now legendary group that paved the way for future generations of girl bands. They fall under the Svengali-like influence of rock impresario Kim Fowley (MICHAEL SHANNON), who turns the group into an outrageous success and a family of misfits. With its tough-chick image and raw talent, the band quickly earns a name for itself and so do its two leads: Joan is the band's pure rock' n' roll heart, while Cherie, with her Bowie-Bardot looks, is the sex kitten.
Alan J. PakulaHistory comes alive in this supremely entertaining film that garnered eight Oscar nominations including Best Picture. Oscar-winners Robert Redford ("Up Close and Personal," "Indecent Proposal") and Dustin Hoffman ("Outbreak," "Rain Man") play Woodward and Bernstein, the intrepid newspaper reporters who broke open the Watergate scandal and toppled a President. The screenplay by William Goldman ("Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid," "Indecent Proposal") won an Oscar, as did Jason Robards ("Philadelphia," "Parenthood") as Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee. Featuring an all-star supporting cast, including Hal Holbrook ("Evening Shade"), Jane Alexander ("Kramer vs. Kramer"), Meredith Baxter ("Family Ties"), Ned Beatty ("Roseanne"), Martin Balsam ("Psycho"), Jack Warden ("Heaven Can Wait"), Polly Holliday ("Alice"), Stephen Collins ("Sisters"), Robert Walden ("Lou Grant") and many others.
Ava DuVernaySelma is the story of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s historic struggle to secure voting rights for African-Americans - a dangerous and terrifying campaign that culminated in the epic march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama that galvanized American public opinion and persuaded President Johnson to introduce the Voting Rights Act in 1965. 2015 is the 50th anniversary of this pivotal moment in the Civil Rights Movement.
Brian HelgelandFrom Academy Award® winner Brian Helgeland (L.A. Confidential, Mystic River) and Working Title (The Theory of Everything) comes the true story of the rise and fall of London’s most notorious gangsters, Reggie and Ronnie Kray, both portrayed by Tom Hardy in a powerhouse double performance. Together, the Kray Twins take over the city. But as their reign expands, power-struggles, fierce madness, and a woman diminishes their bond; the weak link that could cause their empire to collapse. Legend is a classic crime thriller taking us into the secret history of the 1960s and the extraordinary events that secured the infamy of the Kray twins.
Ben YoungerBleed For This is the incredible true story of one of the most inspiring and unlikely comebacks in sports history. Miles Teller (Whiplash, Divergent) stars as Vinny 'The Pazmanian Devil' Pazienza, a local Providence boxer who shot to stardom after winning 2 world title fights. After a near-fatal car accident leaves Vinny with a severed spine, doctors tell him he may never walk again. With the help of renowned trainer Kevin Rooney (Aaron Eckhart), Vinny becomes a legend when he not only walks again, but miraculously returns to the ring to reclaim his title belt only a year after the accident.
Stephen FrearsAn Irish sports journalist becomes convinced that Lance Armstrong's performances during the Tour de France victories are fueled by banned substances. With this conviction, he starts hunting for evidence that will expose Armstrong.