Frank CapraLionel Barrymore is the eccentric patriarch of a clan of frustrated artist who decided 30 years earlier to retire from the rat-race and use his fortune to encourage friends and family to pursue vocations that really interest them. At the center of his family is his granddaughter, Jean Arthur, who is carrying on a romance with her boss' son, James Stewart.
Chris RockRichard Cooper (Chris Rock), a successful investment banker with a beautiful, intelligent wife and two gorgeous kids at home, would seem to have it all. However, between the daily commutes from the suburbs to New York City, the endless business meetings, the kids’ diapers, and the Wiggles on TV, there’s only one thing on Richard’s mind: women. The women he sees on the commuter train in the morning, the women who walk the streets of Manhattan, the women he fantasizes about in order to alleviate the boredom of his mundane routine life. Happily married to Brenda (Gina Torres), Richard has no intention of cheating, until an old friend, the stunning Nikki (Kerry Washington), appears at Richard’s office door, asking for help in landing a job. During lulls in his workday, Richard starts meeting Nikki for late lunches, and the banker’s conventional life begins to turn upside down.
Jamie ThravesAidan Gillen (The Wire) gives an electric performance in this blackly funny British drama mixing the tender treatment of dysfunction in Rain Man with the bleak urban redemption of The Fisher King. For reasons known only to himself, architect Tom (Tom Fisher) has abandoned his young family and taken to the streets of south London where he forms a halting relationship with Gillen. As their bond deepens - thanks in part to a kitten named Treacle Jr - the story gravitates toward a conclusion that's as hard won as it is inescapable. Funny, touching and gritty.
Alex ThompsonWayward 30-something Bridget can't seem to get a handle on her stalled career or flailing love life, until she takes a summer job nannying Frances, a precocious 6-year-old whose simple wisdoms just might set Bridget back on track.
Norman CohenBased on the British TV series and set in 1940, the Walsingham-on-the-sea contingent of the Home Guard is led by a bank official and consists of a bunch of misfits who wade through a series of humorous misadventures.
Barry LevinsonLife in the Army will never be the same after an unforgettable wake up call from Academy Award® winner Robin Williams (Best Supporting Actor, Good Will Hunting, 1997) in this smash hit comedy. Williams delivers a tour-de-force performance in the role critics agree he was born to play – legendary armed forces radio deejay Adrian Cronauer. Deployed to Saigon to host a morning radio show during the Vietnam War, Cronauer’s sidesplitting antics and rapid-fire wit make him an instant hit with the troops in the field but soon get him in hot water with his by-the-book superiors. An unforgettable supporting cast and a red-hot soundtrack of ‘60s hits make this the quintessential Robin Williams comedy.
Blake EdwardsDudley Moore and director Blake Edwards are reunited in this laugh-packed romp about a lovable bigamist. TV reporter Rob Salinger (Moore) longs for a baby. But his career-minded wife, Micki (Ann Reinking), is too busy for motherhood. A romantic fling with a seductive cellist, Maude (Amy Irving), leads to her pregnancy. Rob receives another shock when Micki announces that she's also expecting! In love with both women, he marries Maude and starts leading a double life full of complicated and riotous situations. Micki & Maude reaches the heights of hilarity when both women are delivering babies in adjoining rooms while Moore serves double duty as the frantic father-to-be!
Peter FoottInspired by the true story of Ireland's biggest cocaine seizure in 2007, The Young Offenders is a comedy road movie about best friends Conor and Jock, two inner-city teenagers from Cork who dress the same, act the same, and even have the same bum-fluff moustaches. When a drug-trafficking boat capsizes off the coast of West Cork and 61 bales of cocaine, each worth €7m, are seized, word gets out that there is a bale missing. The boys steal two bikes and go on a road trip hoping to find the missing bale which they can sell so as to escape their troubled home lives.
Nigel ColeWhen 12 ordinary members of the Women's Institute, a prim and proper local ladies' club, decide they need to find a more compelling way to raise money for a new charity, they turn to their traditional annual calendar and give it a very untraditional twist. Behind the usual baked goods, the apple pressing, and the flower arrangements are the women -- completely nude! Starring 2003 Golden Globe nominee Helen Mirren (Best Actress, Calendar Girls) and Julie Walters (Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets), Calendar Girls is a terrifically entertaining comedy. And that's the naked truth.
Tristram ShapeeroA Merry Christmas Miracle tells the story of Boyd (Joel McHale), a loving husband and father of two, who wants nothing more than to give his son the perfect Christmas. The only problem: Christmas Eve with his eccentric family, including his father Mitch (Robin Williams), a foul-mouthed man who has yet to express his love for Boyd. Once Boyd arrives at his parents’ he has a startling realization, he has left his son’s presents at home! He sets out on a journey to retrieve the gifts, but it’s only a matter of time before his car gets stuck, and Mitch steps in to help. Along the way, Boyd and Mitch are forced to confront their tragicomic history to reconcile their differences and recognize that family, even one as crazy as their own, is something to love.
Jay LeveyThe manager of a small-time UHF station (Weird Al Yankovic), which has the lowest ratings in the country, inadvertently hits it big with his strange programming ideas to keep Channel 62 from going down the tubes.
Tim HillFrom the creators of Despicable Me comes an all-new comedy about candy, chicks and rock ‘n’ roll! He was destined to be the Easter Bunny, but all he wanted to do was rock! When teenage E.B. (voiced by Russell Brand) leaves for Hollywood in pursuit of his dream to become a rock star drummer, he meets Fred (James Marsden), an out-of-work slacker with his own lofty goals. Together the two encounter a series of hilarious mishaps and misadventures and in the end help each other recognize the importance of family
Steve GordonDudley Moore stars in this runaway boxoffice hit as the drinking multi-millionaire playboy who never grew up. Co-starring Academy Award-winners Liza Minnelli ("Cabaret"), multi-Emmy-nominee Jill Eikenberry ("L.A. Law"), and Sir John Gielgud ("Murder on the Orient Express") who won an Oscar for this role. Winner of a Golden Globe Award for Best Picture of 1981 and another Academy Award for Best Original Song.
Roman PolanskiClever comedy-horror film directed by Roman Polanski. An expert on bats, Professor Abronsius and his dim-witted assistant, Alfred, travel to Transylvania to try to find and destroy vampires. Alfred falls for the vampire's latest target - the inn-keeper's daughter. Also known as Dance of the Vampires and Pardon Me, But Your Teeth Are In My Neck.
Barry LevinsonAcademy Award and Golden Globe-winner Robert De Niro ("Raging Bull," "Godfather: Part II") and Academy Award, Golden Globe and Emmy Award-winner Dustin Hoffman ("Rain Man," "Kramer vs. Kramer") star in a tale of politics, power and Hollywood so outrageous it could be true! Two weeks before re-election, the President of the United States is accused of accosting a girl scout. Before the news reaches the media, his advisors call in a political consultant specializing in image rescues. What to do? Hire a Hollywood producer to create a war -- distracting public attention from the scandal and rallying Americans to their President in surge of patriotic fever. Also starring Denis Leary, Kirsten Dunst and Woody Harrelson. Directed by Academy Award and Emmy Award-winner Barry Levinson ("Rain Man," TV's "Homicide: Life on the Street"). Based on the novel American Hero by Larry Beinhart.
Robert CarlyleComedy drama as Robert Carlyle plays Barney Thomson, a downtrodden barber who has fallen from grace in his meagre barbering life. One day whilst almost losing his job, Barney comically falls into the unthinkable role of a serial killer. As he sweats out his predicament, and attempts to cover his tracks clumsily, a Police Detective investigating a series of murders in the area begins to suspect Barney may not be all he appears to be. All the while Barney’s mother Cemolina cheerfully emasculates her son, setting off a bloody chain of events.
Jason A. Carbone, Steve Cohen & Gary SinyorOne thousand brides. One hundred million dollars. Jimmie Shannon is about to discover the true value of love. When he least expects it, Jimmie Shannon (Chris O'Donnell) falls in love with Anne (Academy Award winner Renée Zellweger). After a three-year relationship, Jimmie reluctantly proposes marriage to Anne, but sensing his uncertainty, Anne rejects Jimmie. Then Jimmie's grandfather dies and leaves him $100 million--on the condition that Jimmie marry before he turns 30. The problem is, Jimmie's thirtieth birthday is now 24 hours away, and he must find a bride or lose a fortune.
Blandine LenoirSingle, out of work and feeling sidelined, soon-to-be grandma Aurore is dreading growing old. When she bumps into an old flame, the gorgeous Doctor Totoche, despite the odd hot flush, Aurore starts to feel sexy again and decides to embrace middle aged life. She takes a new job, has laughs with friends and finds romance in the arms of an unsuitable lover. And when a chance school reunion brings Aurore and Totoche back together, with it arrives a new hope, that life really can begin at 50.
Peter BogdanovichJennifer Aniston stars in Peter Bogdanovich's much-anticipated return to the silver screen, She's Funny That Way, young Hollywood starlet Isabella (Imogen Poots) recalls how the actions of charming Broadway director, Arnold (Owen Wilson), changed her life forever. A classic style New York romantic comedy with touches of classic screwball and a sprinkling of terrific cameos, the former escort reminisces to a reporter (Illeana Douglas) about her rags to riches fairy tale - a chain of events affecting the lives of everyone involved, including Arnold’s wife Delta (Kathryn Hahn), leading man Seth (Rhys Ifans), playwright Joshua (Will Forte) and even Isabella’s therapist, Jane (Jennifer Aniston).
Randal KleiserJenny Taylor (Amanda Bynes) has found her ideal man who she just knows would sweep her off her feet. The only problem? He's Jason Masters (Chris Carmack), the world's biggest rock star. Hoping for a chance to get close to her idol, Jenny takes a job in his favourite Caribbean resort with her best friend Ryan (Jonathan Bennett). When Jason is washed overboard in a storm, Jenny jumps in to save him and the pair find themselves stranded on a seemingly-deserted tropical island. Jenny discovers that they have landed mere miles away from the resort, but instead of telling Jason the truth she lets him believe they are stranded so she can make him fall in love with her. As Jenny's plans fall apart, she begins to realise her personal paradise may have been closer to home all the time...
Phil TraillConvinced that a CNN cameraman is her true love, an eccentric crossword puzzler (Sandra Bullock) trails him as he travels all over the country, hoping to convince him that they belong together.
Sophie BrooksA writer returning to New York after a two-year stint in London, Diana (Zosia Mamet) is searching for a new residence. When her friend Gabby (Diana Irvine) hooks her up with a real-estate broker, she lucks out, finding a perfect second-floor apartment in a brownstone building owned by free-spirited widow Amy (Deirdre O'Connell). However, when Diana spots her downstairs neighbour, it leaves her crestfallen. It's Ben (Matthew Shear), her ex-boyfriend who broke her heart a few years earlier. Trying to rise above a difficult and painful situation, Diana is left to revisit feelings she thought were long since buried.
Jim Abrahams, David Zucker & Jerry ZuckerLoathesome millionaire Sam Stone (Danny DeVito) is ruthless. How ruthless? When his shrill wife Barbara (Bette Midler) is nabbed by inept kidnappers (Judge Reinhold, Helen Slater), Sam cries tears of joy ... and refuses to pay the ransom. And when the abductors threaten to kill the abrasive heiress, Sam takes immediate action -- he celebrates!
Clayton JacobsenJoin Noel for slices of fresh standup, sketches and live animation featuring everyone's favourite Plastacine punk Joey Ramone. Gasp in horror as the moon reveals his evil counterpart (the dark side of the moon). Dance yourself crazy with music from the Loose Tapestries and witness Noel get into a fight with a large red triangle from Essex (Tom Meeten) who's having an affair with his wife played by his brother (Michael Fielding). Explode with delight as New York cop verbally and physically assaults members of the audience leaving Fantasy Man with the unrealistic task of saving the day. Warning - This show may contain a reverse Minotaur with the head of Nick Cave.
Jonathan JudgeSchool’s out and Fred Figglehorn’s (Lucas Cruikshank) dreams of waterslides, Clydesdales and waffle bars turn to nightmares of gruel, poisonous berries and Crocobearimoose when his mom signs him up to the wrong camp! Stuck at Camp Iwannapeepee, Fred is convinced his cabin mates are being poisoned and fed to camp director Floyd (Tom Arnold) -- who's really a Rat Monster in disguise! GHAAAA!!! Not even Fred's uber-cool Dad (WWE superstar John Cena) can help him escape! Luckily, Fred makes new friends, and together they battle Kevin's Camp Superior in the 70th Annual Summer Camp Games. Will a rousing speech and an epic musical number be enough to win the competition?
Andrew Erwin & Jon ErwinAll Allyson and her friends want is a peaceful, grown-up evening of dinner and conversation... a long-needed moms’ night out. But in order to enjoy high heels, adult conversation and food not served in a paper bag, they need their husbands to watch the kids for three hours—what could go wrong?
Tommy ChongTheir most outrageous film since Up in Smoke, Cheech and Chong are Still Smokin'. It's Cheech and Chong at their wildest, craziest, most medicated, doing all those zonked-out characters and hilarious routines that put them where they are today — out of the country.
John LandisEighteen years after the Brothers' original "mission from God", Elwood Blues (Dan Aykroyd) is getting out of prison and discovering that much has changed in the time he's been away. His partner, Jake, is gone, his band is no longer together and the orphanage where he grew up has been demolished. Elwood soon realizes that he must embark on a whole new mission - to reassemble the old band, this time with the help of a soulful bartender (John Goodman), compete at Queen Moussette's (Erykah Badu) Battle of the Bands and set a wayward orphan named Buster on the path to redemption. In the midst of the mayhem, he's got to prove to the police that there's magic in the music...and a mysterious method behind the Blues Brothers' madness. Special appearances by B.B. King, Aretha Franklin, James Brown, Johnny Lang, Blues Traveler, Eric Claption and many more. It's an action-packed comedy with lots of Rhythm and Blues.
Christine JeffsOnce the high school cheerleading captain who dated the quarterback, Rose (Amy Adams) now finds herself a thirty-something single mother working as a maid. Her sister Norah (Emily Blunt), is still living at home with their dad Joe (Alan Arkin), a salesman with a lifelong history of ill-fated get-rich-quick schemes. Desperate to get her son into a better school, Rose persuades Norah to go into the crime scene clean-up business with her to make some quick cash. In no time, the girls are up to their elbows in murders, suicides and other... specialised situations. As they climb the ranks in a very dirty job, the sisters find new respect for one another and the closeness they have always craved finally blossoms. By building their own improbable business, Rose and Norah open the door to joys and challenges of being there for one another - no matter what - while discovering personal healing in the most unexpected way.
Sean McNamaraFor as long as they can remember Yasmin, Jade, Sasha and Cloe have been "BFF" - Best Friends Forever. Inseparable since they first met, the girls have always supported each other's personalities, talents and fabulous fashion styles!
But when the bratz start Carry Nation High School, the four girls face a brand new world. Their individual attitude and passion for fashion make them the talk of the classroom - much to the annoyance of Principal Dimly's daughter, and self-proclaimed school princess, Meredith. As she tries to drive the girls apart, the bratz rise up together and ultimately learn the value of true friendship.
Nancy MeyersAfter bad bouts of man trouble just before the holidays, Amanda (Diaz) and Iris (Winslet) are desperate for a change of scene. Traveling in opposite directions (Diaz to London, Winslet to Los Angeles), each finds herself alone in an unfamiliar town, but neither remains a stranger in her new surroundings for long. Cameron Diaz and Kate Winslet join an all-star cast that includes Jude Law, Jack Black, Eli Wallach, Edward Burns and Rufus Sewell in The Holiday, writer-director Nancy Meyers' latest take on the strange ways of love, and the high price of neglecting your own heart.
Ralph ThomasDirk Bogarde plays Simon Sparrow, who is bored of practicing medicine on dry land so sets off for the sea. Aboard a steamship he encounters various eccentric characters whilst getting himself into his usual scrapes and blundering his way through a series of comedy moments. Love interest comes in the delectable form of Brigitte Bardot, in her first role for British audiences. With James Robertson-Justice, Maurice Denham and Joan Sims.
Willy RoeIn her greatest film role, the legendary Mary Millington plays a sexy policewoman secretly infiltrating the seedy world of pornography. In order to unmask a pathological killer who’s targeting the beautiful centrefolds of Playbirds magazine, Mary puts her life, and reputation, on the line by sleeping with millionaire publisher Harry Dougan (Alan Lake). The Chief Superintendent (Glynn Edwards) and Police Commissioner (Windsor Davies) are keeping a close eye on her, but time is running out fast. Now that Mary’s joined the blue squad, will she blow her cover? One of the most fabled British sexploitation films of the 1970s finally gets a release on DVD, beautifully remastered from the original negatives. Based on the best-selling porn magazine and featuring star turns from Gavin Campbell (That’s Life!), Dudley Sutton (Lovejoy) and the luscious Suzy Mandel, The Playbirds is a murder thriller bursting with thrilling bodies!
Herendi GáborHungarian Vagabond is the funny and adventurous time travel of the seven Hungarian chieftains from the ninth century until nowdays. Full of cultural and historical references depicted in a satyrical leporello, Gábor Herendi's second movie is a hilarious costume comedy with stylish music and cast representing leading Hungarian actors.
Greg BeemanToo embarrassed to tell his pals he failed his driving test, Les (Corey Haim) decides to throw caution to the wind (as 16 year olds are apt to do) and go on with his weekend plans. Not only do his friends, including crazy Dean (Corey Feldman), expect him to transport them around, but he has a date with his dream girl (Heather Graham) and nothing is going to stop him from meeting her. He steals his grandfather's 1972 Cadillac and promises himself that he will get it back without his parent's knowledge. But nothing goes according to plan, and Les is suddenly involved in a nightmare of an evening!
Robert TinnellJust days before Christmas, 1983, the Oliverio family readies their Feast of the Seven Fishes, an Italian tradition stretching back to the old country. Amidst the festivities, Tony Oliverio, a young man with big dreams and an even bigger heart, is yearning to find love. When he meets the gorgeous Ivy Leaguer Beth, romance blossoms and it looks like Tony's holiday might take a turn for the better! But their budding romance faces some serious obstacles, including his Great Grandma Nonnie who thinks Beth isn't good enough for him, Tony's determined and dramatic ex-girlfriend, and Beth's ex-suitor, who is out to steal back her heart.
Will GluckDylan (Justin Timberlake) is done with relationships. Jamie (Mila Kunis) decides to stop buying into the Hollywood clichés of true love. When the two become friends they decide to try something new and take advantage of their mutual attraction – but without any emotional attachment. Physical pleasure without the entanglements. Sounds easy enough for two logical adults, right? Not so much. They soon realize romantic comedy stereotypes might exist for a reason.
Ron HowardVince Vaughn and Kevin James headline an all-star comedy from director Ron Howard. Ronny’s (Vaughn) world is turned upside down when he inadvertently sees something he should not have, and makes it his mission to get answers. As the amateur investigation dissolves his world into comic mayhem, he learns that his best friend Nick (James) has a few secrets of his own. Now, Ronny must decide what will happen if he reveals the truth. Also starring Jennifer Connelly, Winona Ryder, Channing Tatum and Queen Latifah.
Ethan Coen & Joel CoenWhen a crew of the FBI’s most wanted criminals rent rooms at a New Orleans bed and breakfast to carry out a very detailed and precise heist robbery, they realize that no amount of planning could take into account the elderly eccentric landlady who foils them at every turn. Tom Hanks has been cast as a thief in this film along with Marlon Wayans ('Scary Movie'). Dark comedy remake by the Coen Brothers ('Fargo', 'O Brother, Where Art Thou?'). Barry Sonnenfeld ('Men In Black', 'Get Shorty') serves as a producer on the project. This is a remake of the 1955 British Ealing comedy of the same name starring Sir Alec Guinness and Peter Sellers. Tom Hanks is playing the professor role that Guinness played in the original.
Andy TennantMeet Hitch (Will Smith), New York City's greatest matchmaker. Love is his job and he'll get you the girl of your dreams in just three easy dates, guaranteed! And that's exactly what happens when Albert Brennaman (TV's Kevin James, "The King of Queens") wins the heart of gorgeous society heiress Allegra Cole (supermodel Amber Valletta). So when tabloid columnist Sara Melas (Eva Mendes, Stuck On You, Once Upon a Time in Mexico) decides to uncover the secret behind the tubby schlub's success, she's shocked to discover that Alex Hitchens, the charming young man she's been seeing, is the legendary date doctor himself. Exposed in a front-page scoop, it's now up to Alex to try to save Albert and Allegra's relationship as well as his own. Which only goes to show that just when you think you've found true love, there's always a HITCH.
Olivier Ducastel & Jacques MartineauThe smash hit comedy from Olivier Ducastel and Jacques Martineau, directors of Ma Vie & Drôle de Félix. A pleasurable comedy of love and sexual identity unfurls over a balmy summer holiday. Marc (Melki) takes his wife Béatrix (Bruni-Tedeschi) and their two children to the seaside house of his youth. The Mediterranean wind blows and the heat of summer strokes their passions and desires. Nineteen-year-old daughter Laura has a rendez-vous with her biker boyfriend and then heads off to Spain, while their son Charly, 17, roams with his best friend Martin. Béatrix is sensitive to the erotically charged atmosphere that exists between the boys and imagines that her son is gay. Marc meanwhile is upset at the prospect of it, although Béatrix is determined to be open. When Béatrix's lover Mathieu shows up and Marc's old flame appears, complications ensue and the holiday descends into chaos.
Stephen HerekThe always hilarious Eddie Murphy (Dr. Dolittle) stars with Jeff Goldblum (Jurassic Park) and Kelly Preston (Jerry Maguire) in a refreshingly funny hit that elevates shopping to a nearly religious experience! A stressed-out senior executive at the Good Buy home shopping channel, Ricky Hayman (Goldblum) is praying for a miracle that will lift the network's lousy ratings and save his job. Then, from out of nowhere, "G" (Murphy) walks into his life! An outrageous, self-styled inspirational guru with a knack for showing up where he isn't exactly wanted, "G" proceeds to wander in front of the cameras just long enough to exude the irresistible star quality that will make him the sales-boosting savior Ricky's network has been looking for! Also featuring a host of well-known celebrities in a sidesplitting series of comic infomercials -- you're bound to be another satisfied customer with nothing but praise for Holy Man!
Robert AldrichScreen legends Bette Davis and Joan Crawford star in the 1962 box office champ that became a classic! This Academy Award-winning,
tense psychological drama tells of the psychopathic relationship between two sisters, one a former child vaudeville star and the
other a crippled ex-silent star of the screen, who are bound together in hate in a house of fear. Recently selected by the
prestigious American Film Institute as one of the 400 greatest American films of all time and who added Baby Jane Hudson to the list
of 50 Greatest Villains.
Blake EdwardsBumbling Inspector Jacques Clouseau (Peter Sellers) is at it again...for the fifth time. This time he's pitted against Douvier (Robert Webber), a business tycoon who runs an international narcotics ring. Douvier decides that his "dumped" mistress, Simone (Dyan Cannon), knows far too much about his illegal enterprises and arranges for her demise. When Clouseau stumbles on the scene and accidentally saves Simone's life, she becomes his grateful accomplice. On his way to a rendezvous with Douvier, Clouseau is mugged by a transvestite, who makes off with his clothes in his car. The transvestite is the one who drives into Douvier's trap and gets blown away! Clouseau is pronounced dead. Attending his own memorial service, disguised as a priest, is Clouseau...and he's far from finished.
Darren Thornton'Mad’ Mary McArdle returns to Drogheda after a short spell in prison - for something she’d rather forget. Back home, everything and everyone has changed. Her best friend, Charlene, is about to get married and Mary is maid of honour. When Charlene refuses Mary a ‘plus one’ on the grounds that she probably couldn't find a date, Mary becomes determined to prove her wrong. But her attempts at dating are a disaster and she winds up feeling more alone… until she meets Jess and everything changes.
Danny DeVitoThe Roses, Barbara and Oliver, live happily as a married couple. Then she starts to wonder what life would be like without Oliver, and likes what she sees. Both want to stay in the house, and so they begin a campaign to force each other to leave. In the middle of the fighting is D'Amato, the divorce lawyer.
Jason MewesLegendary stoner actor Jason Mewes, is tired of Hollywood's perception of him. So upon advice from his best friend Kevin Smith, Jason seeks out a highly secretive method-acting book, determined to reinvent himself as a serious actor. The problem is, there's only one of the book actually in existence and it comes with an ominous warning: this book is not like any other you will ever read. Hollywood better get ready... Jason Mewes is about to show you his dark side! A personal and hilarious look into an unrelenting, cut-throat industry, full of unexpected laughs and unpredicted cameos, with a huge supporting cast including Vinnie Jones, Teri Hatcher, Harley Quinn Smith, Gina Carano, Danny Trejo, The Inbetweeners' Blake Harrison, comedian Paul Chowdhry, Superman's Dean Cain, and the very last on-screen appearance of Marvel superhero creator, Stan Lee.
Sasie SealyLock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels meets Parasite. A dark comedy full of heart, laughs and wicked sass, Lucky Grandma tells the story of a cardigan-clad, chain-smoking Chinese Grandma who - in an attempt to get some cash - goes all-in at a casino but lands herself on the wrong side of luck. Having gambled away more than just chips when she steals loot from a dead criminal boss, she hires a rival gangland bodyguard to protect her from the violent crooks who are after her to reclaim the cash. The result is an anti-heroine for the ages.
Herbert RossGeorge Burns ("Oh, God!") won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor as one of two feuding vaudevillian actors who are reunited for a television comeback. Co-starring Oscar-winner Walter Matthau ("Grumpy Old Men") and Richard Benjamin ("Goodbye Columbus"). Based on award-winning playwright Neil Simon's play. Nominated for four Academy Awards, including Best Picture. Matthau received an Oscar-nomination and a Golden Globe Award.
Gil JungerOn the first day at his new school, Cameron (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) instantly falls for Bianca (Larisa Oleynik), the gorgeous girl of his dreams. The only problem is that Bianca is forbidden to date ... until her ill-tempered, completely un-dateable older sister Kat (Julia Stiles) goes out too! In an attempt to solve his problem, Cameron singles out the only guy who could possibly be a match for Kat: a mysterious bad-boy (Heath Ledger) with a nasty reputation of his own!
Frank OzPanicked by the prospect of being left to face his phobias alone, a quirky man tracks down his doctor on vacation and insinuates himself into the family. When the doctor tries to regain control, his loved ones to wonder who's crazy...and who isn't.
Stan DragotiIn this hilarious undercover comedy, violinist Richard Drew (Tom Hanks) triggers a game of rivalry between two feuding CIA bosses (Charles Durning, Dabney Coleman) when he is mistaken for a spy after wearing one red shoe. Though Richard is mugged, shot at and chased, he remains unaware that he is an object of suspicion and even falls in love with the agent (Lori Singer) who's trailing him. Meanwhile, his friend's (Jim Belushi) love-starved wife (Carrie Fisher) has designs on him as well. This film is the American version of the French film The Tall Blond Man With One Black Shoe.
John McNaughtonTwo-time Oscar®-winner Robert De Niro teams up with Uma Thurman and Bill Murray in this wildly offbeat, adventure-filled love story that proves when trouble comes, anything goes. When shy, soft-spoken Chicago detective Wayne "Mad Dog" Dobie (De Niro) inadvertently saves the life of local gangster Frank Milo (Murray), he's the reluctant recipient of an unusual one week "thank you" gift - a beautiful bartender named Glory (Thurman)! Before the week is out, the two have fallen madly in love, making for a murderous showdown with Milo. Now Dobie must live up to his ironic nickname or it will be "no guts, no Glory" in this heartwarming comedy.
Rob WilliamsA whimsical gay romance with a heart of gold, "Make the Yuletide Gay" follows a young gay couple, Nathan and Gunn, as they face their first Christmas apart. Sweet-natured Gunn (Keith Jordan) has to go right back in the closet to survive the holidays with his wacky Wisconsin parents, and cutie-pie Nathan (Adamo Ruggerio, "Degrassi: The Next Generation") is preparing to spend another Christmas with his cold-hearted parents. When Nathan surprises everyone by turning up on Gunn's doorstep, the couple is hilariously forced to juggle a hetero charade with their gay reality. With its bright, witty dialogue and handsome cast, "Make the Yuletide Gay" is one holiday treat you'll want to savor many times over.
John PasquinScott Calvin, is a divorced father whose strained relationship with his son Charlie, begins to mend only after a bizarre twist of fate transforms him into the new Santa. When the current Mr. Claus falls off the roof on Christmas eve, Scott dons Santa's suit, and he and his son are whisked off to the North Pole. There he meets Bernard the head elf, who tells him about the clause, a contract stating that whoever puts on the santa suit must also take on all the responsibilities that go with the position. Scott isn't too thrilled about his sudden career change. Charlie, however, is overjoyed. Over the next 12 months Scott gains an enormous amount of weight and sprouts a full white beard. Though he fights the inevitable, when Christmas eve arrives Scott and Charlie, eight reindeer and the Elf Swat Team strive to make believers of all of us, and in the events that follow, it becomes clear that Scott indeed is the real Santa.
Paul WheelerShould old people be allowed in the supermarket on weekends? Why do people squeeze the toothpaste tube from the top? And why is it so hard to put sheets on a bed when you get home from work? These essential issues and many more are covered in the brilliant new live show from Northern funny man Jason Manford. Filmed live in Liverpool during Jason's mammoth UK tour and packed full of hilarious takes on those little difficulties we can all relate to, First World Problems is observational comedy at its very best, and a comedian at the top of his game.
Charles ShyerSteve Martin turns in a heartwarming and hilarious performance as George Banks, a befuddled father who has a hard time letting go of his young daughter when she unexpectedly announces her plans to wed. Diane Keaton shines as George’s patient, levelheaded wife, while funnyman Martin Short lights up the screen as the off-the-wall wedding consultant. Father Of The Bride vows to deliver fun for the entire family!
Jerry ParisThe crew in blue is back again in 1985's eighth-largest-grossing blockbuster. The wacky, modern day Keystone Cops have graduated to even higher levels of sheer pandemonium in the first sequel to one of the top comedy hits of all time. This oddball group of raucous rookies led by Steve Guttenberg ("Cocoon," "Three Men and a Baby") is a real treat with this high-speed, side-splitting winner!
Tamra DavisAdam Sandler stars as Billy Madison in the outrageous comedy where the subject is always fun. 27-year-old Billy Madison must repeat all 12 grades of school - in just 24 weeks - to earn his father’s respect and prove he has what it takes to run the family’s multi-million dollar empire. Along the way, Billy falls for his 3rd grade teacher (Bridgette Wilson), gets kicked out of school and must face-off with his nemesis…not to mention a pesky penguin. With hilarious appearances by Chris Farley, Norm MacDonald and Steve Buscemi, this comedy hit gets an A+ for laughs!
Jay RoachWhen long-term congressman Cam Brady (Will Ferrell) commits a major public gaffe before an upcoming election, a pair of ultra-wealthy CEOs plot to put up a rival candidate and gain influence over their North Carolina district. Their man: naïve Marty Huggins (Zach Galifianakis), director of the local Tourism Center. At first, Marty appears to be the unlikeliest possible choice but, with the help of his new benefactors' support, a cutthroat campaign manager and his family's political connections, he soon becomes a contender who gives the charismatic Cam plenty to worry about. As election day closes in, the two are locked in a dead heat, with insults quickly escalating to injury until all they care about is burying each other in this mud-slinging, back-stabbing, home-wrecking comedy from "Meet the Parents" director Jay Roach. Because even when you think campaign ethics have hit rock bottom, there's room to dig a whole lot deeper.
Paul ProvenzaVile, disgusting - and hilarious. Take a deep breath. THE ARISTOCRATS captures 100 of the world's superstar comics trying to outdo each other with the most hysterically disgusting, offensive verbal images they can spit out.
Andrew Jay CohenAfter losing their daughter Alex's college fund, Scott (Will Ferrell) and Kate (Amy Poehler) Johansen are desperate to regain it so she can pursue her dream of continuing her studies. With the help of their neighbor Frank (Jason Mantzoukas) they decide to start an illegal casino in the basement of his house.
Peter ChelsomHector is an eccentric yet irresistible London psychiatrist in crisis: his patients are just not getting any happier. He’s going nowhere. Then one day, armed with buckets of courage and an almost child like curiosity child-curiosity, Hector breaks out of his sheltered vacuum of a life into a global quest to find out what makes people happy. Indeed, what might make Hector himself happy! Thus begins a colourful, exotic, and dangerous journey!
Nora EphronOscar(r)-winner Nicole Kidman (Best Actress in a leading role, The Hours, 2002) and wickedly funny Will Ferrell star as actors playing Darrin and Samantha on a remake of the television show "Bewitched"in this cleverly crafty comedy from director Nora Ephron (Sleepless in Seattle, You've Got Mail). Egomaniacal star Jack Wyatt (Ferrell) casts unknown Isabel (Kidman) as his co-star in order to monopolize the limelight and regain his top spot on Hollywood's A-list. When Isabel, a real witch, discovers Jack's self-centered scheme, she conjures a sidesplitting spell the mere mortal will never forget!
Arthur HillerPlaza Suite is a confection of three witty comedic episodes starring one of America's finest comic actors, Walter Matthau. The scene is Suite 719 of New York City's Plaza Hotel. In the first scene, Matthau's wife (Maureen Stapleton), discovers that he is fooling around with his secretary. In the next episode, Matthau portrays a producer who calls an old flame for a rendezvous - but the lady has more on her mind than romance. In the final sequence, Matthau and Lee Grant are the frustrated parents of a bride-to-be who has locked herself in the bathroom - moments before the wedding! A delightful comedy, Plaza Suite is written in Neil Simon's sensitive and sophisticated style.
Robert DayAn irreverent black comedy adapted by Frank Launder and Sidney Gilliat from their play, The Green Man marked the directorial debut of camera operator Robert Day. A scintillating Alastair Sim plays Hawkins, a timid watchmaker with a part time job – he is also a professional assassin who bumps off the people we love to hate. But when the philandering MP Sir Gregory Upshott is the intended target, vacuum cleaner salesman William Blake and Hawkins’ new neighbour Ann Vincent repeatedly get in the way. As the time of the assassination draws ever closer and Hawkins tracks his victim to a dilapidated seaside hotel called the Green Man, the laughs and the tension steadily rise to a brilliant climax. An enormously entertaining farce that ticks all the genre's boxes (mistaken identities, compromising positions, much panicking and slamming of doors).
Steven SchachterCharlie Berns is a veteran Hollywood movie producer who has given up on his career and life. This is until his idealistic screenwriter nephew comes up with the script of a lifetime and Charlie decides to give his career one final shot. The only thing standing in his way is Deidre Hearn, a sharp witted studio executive brought in to keep Charlie in line. But when their A-list action star gets kidnapped and the studio shuts down their movie they reluctantly team up to pull off one of the biggest hustles in Hollywood history.
Bart FreundlichA smart, sophisticated comedy about the challenges of love and marriage among modern day New Yorkers, Trust the Man features the romantic escapades of two couples, a successful actress (Julianne Moore), her stay at home husband (David Duchovny), her slacker younger brother (Billy Crudup) and his aspiring novelist girlfriend (Maggie Gyllenhaal). The film follows these four on their pointed, often inspiring and frequently hilarious search for love in the midst of careers, family, infidelity and the ever-daunting search for Manhattan street parking.
Oliver ParkerIt is a summer evening in London. Alice (Shirley Henderson), a thirtyish aspiring writer, is running late for her job as a kitchen hand in a Soho café, the Stella Bar. Once she arrives to discover that the chef is drunk and incapable of working, and so, for a bonus, she agrees to be chef for the evening. The action of the film takes place over this one evening as Alice’s story intertwines with that of the waitresses - aspiring 30 year-old actor, Abi (Neve Campbell), 24 year old art student, Suzie (Alexandra Maria Lara) - the 28 year old Maitre D’, Madonna (Anna Maxwell Martin), and 48 year old dishwasher, Rita (Oana Pellea). Over the course of the evening, chaos gradually ensues thanks to rat infestations, arguments about music, art, love and desire, the arrival of a Hollywood movie star, Danny Huston (playing himself), and burnt food. In the meantime, we learn about the loves, loathings and aspirations of this group of women - who also learn surprising things about each other and
Nora EphronAcademy Award-nominee and Golden Globe-winner John Travolta ("Be Cool," "Ladder 49"), a hard-living, promiscuous angel living on Earth who drinks, smokes and smells like cookies, is investigated by two tabloid journalists who eventually learn from him the true meaning of love. From Academy Award and Golden Globe-nominee Nora Ephron ("Bewitched," "Sleepless in Seattle"), with an all-star supporting cast, including Golden Globe-nominee Andie MacDowell ("Beauty Shop," "Four Weddings and a Funeral"), Academy Award-winner and Golden Globe-nominee William Hurt ("Syriana," "The Village""), Emmy and Golden Globe-winner Jean Stapleton ("You've Got Mail," TV's "All in the Family"), Academy Award nominee-Teri Garr ("Dumb & Dumber," "Mr. Mom"), Emmy-nominee Robert Pastorelli ("Be Cool," "Bait"), and Academy Award-nominee and Golden Globe-winner Bob Hoskins ("Unleashed," "Maid in Manhattan").
Gower ChampionComic story of a Broadway musical star who arrives at her country home and finds six abandoned children living on her property. When she gains custody of the kids, her life changes rapidly.
Bob OdenkirkWhen their dying father (Lee Majors) wishes to meet his first grandchild before he meets his maker, the Solomon brothers (Will Arnett and Will Forte) find it's easier said than done. Raised in the female-free Arctic wilderness, the lads have no idea how to even talk to a woman, let alone convince her to have a baby. Realizing the future of their family lies in their hands, the clueless duo set out to "make a baby for Dad." Kristen Wiig co-stars in this wild and crazy comedy about two guys who'll do whatever it takes to give their father an heir.
Bob OdenkirkWelcome to the slammer in this no-holds-barred, outrageous comedy! When white-collar Nelson Biederman IV (Will Arnett) winds up in the state pen with mischievous cellmate John Lyshitski (Dax Shepard), all hell breaks loose. From toilet wine to big-house beatdowns, it's a side-splitting comedy that could only happen in the clink!
Stuart MillarThe legendary John Wayne reprises his role as the rascally, eye-patched, whiskey-guzzling U.S. Deputy Marshal that won him an Academy Award. Katharine Hepburn joins him as the prim Eula Goodnight, a missionary who pairs up with the grizzled gunfighter to avenge the death of her father.
James FrancoHollywood, 1969, a land of myths, beauty, and monsters. Vikar (James Franco) a wannabe filmmaker with big dreams arrives in LA only to unwittingly attract the attention of homicide investigator Detective Slim (Danny McBride). Eventually finding his way to the film studios, he lands a job as apprentice to the seasoned editor Dotty Langer (Jacki Weaver) and meets Viking Man (Seth Rogen) who introduces him to the intense world of filmmaking and the dark underbelly of showbusiness. As his involvement in the creative process deepens, so does his fascination with a tragic screen goddess named Soledad (Megan Fox) much to the dismay of bigshot producer Rondell. Together, Vikar and Soledad discover just how hard it is to live in the blurred boundary between reality and fantasy.
Ryan Fleck & Anna BodenZach Galifianakis, Keir Gilchrist, Lauren Graham and Emma Roberts star in this uplifting comedy about finding sanity in the most unlikely of places. Sometimes what's in your head isn't as crazy as you think…that's certainly true for Craig (Gilchrist), a stressed-out teenager who checks himself into a mental health clinic for some time out. What he finds instead is an unlikely mentor (Galifianakis), a potential new romance (Roberts) and an opportunity to begin anew. Charming, witty and smart, it's a coming-of-age story that's kind of a funny story…
Jay RoachWith Russell Crowe (The Insider, A Beautiful Mind), Hank Azaria (Godzilla, The Birdcage), and Burt Reynolds leading an incredible all-star cast, here's a fun, uplifting, action-packed story that everyone will love! A remote hockey-obsessed town populated by 633 of the most eccentric characters you'd ever want to meet, Mystery is the kind of place where nothing ever changes. But then life as they know it gets turned completely upside down! When a publicity stunt brings the world-famous New York Rangers -- and the national spotlight -- to Mystery for a game with the local team of weekend warriors, the whole town rises to meet the challenge of a lifetime! Also starring Mary McCormack (True Crime, Deep Impact) and Lolita Davidovich (Play It To The Bone, Jungle 2 Jungle) in another critical favorite from the hit-making director of Austin Powers 1 and 2 -- you'll stand and cheer as this ragtag bunch shows that nothing can melt their dreams of a miracle on ice!
Coky GiedroycJohanna Morrigan (Beanie Feldstein) is a sixteen-year-old extrovert from the outskirts of Wolverhampton with raging hormones and gigantic dreams. Even though she loves her big, boisterous family, Johanna yearns to get out and make a name for herself - which she does, reinventing herself as revered and feared music critic, Dolly Wilde. As she slaughters her way to greater and greater success, the lines between Johanna Morrigan and Dolly Wilde begin to haze. She has finally figured out how to build a girl – but is this the girl she wanted to build?
Nicholas StollerJonah Hill and Russell Brand reunite with the director of Forgetting Sarah Marshall in this outrageous comedy about Aaron Green (Hill), an aspiring music executive, who has 72 hours to deliver the wild rock legend, Aldous Snow (Brand), from London to Los Angeles for a comeback concert. In order to keep his job, Aaron must navigate a minefield of mayhem and debauchery to get Snow to the world famous Greek Theatre on time! From the producer of Knocked Up and Superbad comes the movie that’s “a raucous, rowdy good time” (Ty Burr, The Boston Globe).
John ButlerSelf-confessed metrosexual Fionan (Hugh O'Conor) doesn't want a stag do but would happily attend the hen. Ruth, the now concerned bride-to-be (Amy Huberman), promptly persuades the marginally more macho best man (Andrew Scott), to organise one. Reluctantly, he agrees but proceeds to do everything he can to stop Ruth's wildly infamous brother, known only as The Machine (Peter McDonald), coming along for their sober, walking weekend, excuse for a stag party. However, The Machine, not so easily foxed, tracks them down and what follows is a hilarious few days in rural Ireland where the stags find themselves lost, shot at, stoned and butt-naked. The Stag is a hilarious and heart-warming journey of friendship, fear, male bonding, and tightly fashioned squirrel skin!
Jake KasdanElizabeth Halsey (Cameron Diaz) is a foulmouthed, ruthless, and inappropriate teacher. She drinks, gets high, and can't wait to marry a meal ticket to get out of her bogus day job. When she's dumped by her fiancé, she sets her sights on a rich, handsome substitute (Justin Timberlake) while shrugging off the advances of the school gym teacher (Jason Segel). The consequences of her wild and outrageous schemes give her students, coworkers, and even herself an education like no other!
John BlanchardIn every horror movie, there is a phone waiting to ring...a victim waiting to scream...a killer waiting to strike. And the only way to survive is to keep one thing in mind: stay one step ahead of the killer...even if the killer's a klutz! Now a sexy reporter (Tiffani-Amber Thiessen) with a knack for getting into a tight place has teamed up with a bumbling policeman (Tom Arnold) to track a killer whose deadly handiwork is known as the Spring Break Massacre. An all-star cast stars in a comedy so funny, you'll die laughing!
Piers HaggardTime's running out for the world's supreme criminal mastermind: Fu Manchu has run out of the elixir that keeps his 168-year-old body Fit for Fiendishness. So he and his malevolent minions set out to purloin the ingredients, including a canary-yellow diamond that's one of England's crown jewels. In his final film, Peter Sellers merrily spoofs one of horror's favorite arch villains. He's deliciously diabolical - and doesn't stop there: he's up to his old multiple-role tricks that worked so hilariously in Dr. Strangelove and The Mouse That Roared, also stiff-upper-lipping it as Fu's unflappable nemesis, Nayland Smith of Scotland Yard. Adding to this case of multiple laughs are Helen Mirren as a tap-dancing constable, Sid Caesar as an uncouth American G-man and David Tomlinson as a befuddled commissioner.
John LandisHollywood superstar Sylvester Stallone teams up with comedy director John Landis and the results are hilarious! Stallone plays Chicago's #1 gangster, "Snaps" Provolone. After promising his father that he'll quit his life of crime, Snaps realizes it's an offer he should have refused! As the mobster tries to quit the rackets, everybody gets into the act -- friends, family -- even the Feds! Snaps soon discovers going straight is the toughest job he's ever pulled! Critics coast-to-coast praised this fun-filled big-screen treat -- you'll find it packed with laughs from beginning to end!
Andrew NackmanAdam is your average working-class guy living in small-town America. He's an auto mechanic who spends his free time with his tight-knit band of bros, Chris, Nick and Ortu, with whom he does everything-poker, video games, shooting hoops, getting drunk and meeting women. But there is something about Adam that even his friends don't know. He is not that interested in women. When he comes out, sort of by accident but not really, his best friend Chris promises him that nothing will change but, of course, some things do. After the initial shock, the boys quickly come around to the fact that Adam is still the same dude, but when his double date with Chris ends disastrously, a drunken misunderstanding threatens to derail the group's entire dynamic. Fourth Man Out is a feel-good buddy comedy with plenty of heart that focuses on the growing pains and ultimate strengths of of friendship.
Greg Ford, Friz Freleng, Chuck Jones, Terry Lennon & Robert McKimson
Greg Ford, Friz Freleng, Chuck Jones, Terry Lennon & Robert McKimsonDaffy Duck returns to the spotlight once more to guide us through further episodes of cartoon comedy brilliance in this send-up of the feature film "Ghostbusters." After he inherits a million dollars from the estate of J.B. Cubish, Daffy and his pals Bugs Bunny and Porky Pig open up a ghost-busting service to stop Cubish's ghost from reclaiming the money. Included is "The Duxorcist," the classic parody of "The Exorcist."
Robert HamerEnrol at the wacky College of Lifemanship where a senior host of Great British comedians teach a completely uproarious course on how to come out tops in any social situation. Study with Alastair Sim and learn his valuable hints on the art of comic One-upmanship. Follow his expert advice to victimised Ian Carmichael about romance and you’ll be a top class pupil fully equipped to cope with life’s hilarious humiliations without really cheating.
Dave ThomasJohn Travolta and Arye Gross star as two hip but down-on-their-luck New Yorkers who think they're relocating to a small town in Nebraska to open a nightclub. What they don't know is that they've been abducted by a KGB operative (Charles Martin Smith) to the Soviet Union, where they'll unwittingly serve as "experts" on all things in America. The town, created expressly for KGB spies-in-training, includes seductive agent Kelly Preston, who gets into a real undercover situation with Travolta. Eventually, the two Yanks realize they've been duped and devise a spectacular escape.
Anders Thomas JensenDe to venner Bjarne (Nikolaj Lie Kaas) og Svend (Mads Mikkelsen) beslutter sig for at åbne deres egen slagterforretning for at slippe væk fra deres ondskabsfulde boss og hans kronhjortepølse. I forbindelse med istandsættelsen af den nye butik, bliver en elektriker lukket inde i kølerummet, hvor Svend finder ham død næste dag. Håndværkerens ene lår havner herefter som fileter i Svends marinade, og det nye produkt Kylle Rylle skaber kø uden for butikken. Det bliver dog i stigende grad vanskeligt at skaffe de specielle råvarer til butikkens forretningshemmelighed. Midt i det hele bliver Bjarne kæreste med den ligefremme kirkegraver Astrid, samtidig med at Bjarnes tvillingebror vågner efter syv år i coma og gør krav på opmærksomhed. En kulsort, morbid komedie båret af Anders Thomas Jensens sublime sans for mundret dialog og groteske situationer.