Foxcatcher

    Plot Summary

    Based on true events, FOXCATCHER tells the dark and fascinating story of the unlikely and ultimately tragic relationship between an eccentric multi-millionaire and two champion wrestlers.

    When Olympic Gold Medal winning wrestler Mark Schultz (Channing Tatum) is invited by wealthy heir John du Pont (Steve Carell) to move on to the du Pont estate and help form a team to train for the 1988 Seoul Olympics at his new state-of-the-art training facility, Schultz jumps at the opportunity, hoping to focus on his training and finally step out of the shadow of his revered brother, Dave (Mark Ruffalo). Driven by hidden needs, du Pont sees backing Schultz’s bid for Gold and the chance to “coach” a world-class wrestling team as an opportunity to gain the elusive respect of his peers and, more importantly, his disapproving mother (Vanessa Redgrave).

    Flattered by the attention and entranced by du Pont’s majestic world, Mark comes to see his benefactor as a father figure and grows increasingly dependent on him for approval. Though initially supportive, du Pont’s mercurial personality turns and he begins to lure Mark into an unhealthy lifestyle that threatens to undermine his training. Soon du Pont’s erratic behavior and cruel psychological game-play begin to erode the athlete’s already shaky self-esteem. Meanwhile du Pont becomes fixated on Dave, who exudes the confidence both he and Mark lack, knowing that these are things even his money cannot buy. Fueled by du Pont's increasing paranoia and alienation from the brothers, the trio is propelled towards a tragedy no one could have foreseen. 

    Halt & Catch Fire - Complete First Season

    Plot Summary

    “Halt and Catch Fire” captures the rise of the PC era in the early 1980s, during which an unlikely trio — a visionary, an engineer and a prodigy — take personal and professional risks in the race to build a computer that will change the world as they know it. While charting the changing culture of Texas’ Silicon Prairie, tensions build within the group as they attempt to navigate the thin line between visionary and fraud, genius and delusion, and as their drive to do something that matters runs up against their ability to truly innovate.

    Northmen

    Plot Summary

    Northern Europe, 873 AD. Banished from their homeland, a gang of Viking warriors find themselves exiled and shipwrecked off the coast of Scotland. As they venture deep within enemy territory, their only chance of survival is to cut a bloody path through anyone who gets in their way.

    Mankind's Last Stand

    Plot Summary

    After barely surviving a hostile invasion from an unknown alien species, mankind’s military powers joined forces to form the United Defence Force in a bid for survival. A decade later and the UDF has managed to force the enemy back to a final pocket of resistance in Pakistan patrolled by the soldiers based at Outpost 37. The world has long presumed that the war is over but little do they know that the aliens are planning a second attack, one the human race will not survive, and the handful of men left at Outpost 37 are all that stands between them and total annihilation.

    Turn: Washington's Spies Season One

    Plot Summary

    In this action-packed spy thriller based on Alexander Rose’s critically acclaimed novel “Washington’s Spies”, Abe Woodhull (Jamie Bell) is a New York farmer tired of living under tyranny of British rule. Fearing for the future nation his son will come to inherit, Abe decides to band together with a group of likeminded men to infiltrate the British ranks and shatter their grip on the New World. Facing peril at every turn and with his nation’s fate hanging in the balance, Abe will come to learn that freedom comes at a price.

    The Signal

    Plot Summary

    What is the signal? A college road trip turns into a breathless battle for survival in this astonishing science fiction thriller, starring Laurence Fishburne (The Matrix, Hannibal) and Brenton Thwaites (Maleficent, Oculus). When a trio of computer geniuses are lured to the desert they believe it to be a hacker’s prank, but things turn serious when they’re kidnapped and taken to a mysterious facility. Who has taken them? The government? A terrorist organisation? An agency not of this world? They must do whatever it takes to find out.What is the signal? A college road trip turns into a breathless battle for survival in this astonishing science fiction thriller, starring Laurence Fishburne (The Matrix, Hannibal) and Brenton Thwaites (Maleficent, Oculus). When a trio of computer geniuses are lured to the desert they believe it to be a hacker’s prank, but things turn serious when they’re kidnapped and taken to a mysterious facility. Who has taken them? The government? A terrorist organisation? An agency not of this world? They must do whatever it takes to find out.

    Exists

    Plot Summary

    A group of friends set out on an adventure to a remote wood in Texas, planning a weekend of fun and partying. But visions of a carefree retreat are shattered with an accident on a dark and desolate country road. In the wake of the accident they are witness to a bloodcurdling noise. They soon find themselves hunted by something not exactly human, but not completely animal - a terrifying urban legend come to life... and seeking murderous revenge.

    The Red Road Series 1

    Plot Summary

    Still waters run deep in The Red Road, a gripping thriller that explores what happens when two opposing visions of the American dream collide. When tragedy forces a mesmerizing ex-con (Jason Momoa, Game of Thrones) directly into the path of embattled local cop (Martin Henderson) both men must face their past and confront their most jealously guarded secrets. As the ghosts of the past start to emerge the consequences are terrible and both men’s lives start to unravel as hitherto forgotten mistakes destroy everything in their wake.

    The Homesman

    Plot Summary

    Mary Bee Cuddy (Hilary Swank) is an independent and resourceful frontier woman, conditioned to living a life of solitude and hard work in America’s West in the 1850s.
     
    Lonely and isolated, when the preacher (John Lithgow) breaks the news that three local women have been declared insane and are to be transported across the barren country to a safe haven, Mary Bee volunteers for the dangerous and arduous task of leading them to Ohio.
     
    When she stumbles across reprobate claim-jumper George Briggs (Tommy Lee Jones) hanging from a noose, Mary Bee saves his life but only in exchange for his assistance in escorting the three troubled women. The unlikely pairing set off on the long, difficult journey where their courage and resilience are tested as they’re both pushed to their limits.
     
    Eight years after The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada, Tommy Lee Jones follows up his directorial debut with THE HOMESMAN, based on the book by Glendon Swarthout and also starring Miranda Otto, Sonja Richter and Meryl Streep.

    Babylon - The Complete First Season

    Plot Summary

    London’s police are in need of a major public image revamp and Chief Constable Richard Miller (James Nesbitt) thinks he’s found just the right person for the job. For Liz Garvey (Brit Marling), a visionary from the world of new media and the woman tasked with revolutionising the force’s image, the job couldn’t have come at a worse time as an outbreak of chaos and violence erupts in the capital.

    Co-created by BAFTA® winners Jesse Armstrong and Sam Bain (Peep Show), Oscar® winner Danny Boyle and Robert Jones (The Usual Suspects).

    Babylon brings together acclaimed directors Danny Boyle (Slumdog Millionaire), Jon S. Baird (Filth) and Sally El Hosaini (My Brother The Devil), co-writer Jon Brown and an all star cast to take a wry look at the people and politics in the command rooms and on the frontlines of a modern police force.

    The Hundred-Foot Journey

    Plot Summary

    Hassan Kadam (Manish Dayal) is a culinary ingénue with the gastronomic equivalent of perfect pitch. When Hassan and his family, led by Papa (Om Puri), move to a quaint village in the South of France with the grand plan of opening an Indian restaurant in the picturesque countryside, they are undeterred by the fact that only 100 feet opposite stands a Michelin starred classical French eatery.
     
    However upon encountering the icy proprietress, Madame Mallory (Helen Mirren), the Kadam family realise they may have bitten off more than they can chew. Outraged by the new arrivals, Madame Mallory is determined to have their business shut down. As cultures clash and food flies, a heated battle escalates between the two establishments – until, that is, Hassan’s passion and talent for French cuisine begin to enchant Madame Mallory and even she can’t deny this young chef could have what it takes to garner even more acclaim for her beloved restaurant.
     
    This, along with his new-found friendship with her beautiful sous chef Marguerite (Charlotte Le Bon), starts to weave a magic between the two cultures and, despite their different tastes, they discover an unlikely recipe for success that surprises them all.

    The Village Series 2

    Plot Summary

    THE VILLAGE follows the life and love of Bert Middleton (TOM VAREY) - a young man who never leaves his home town but who witnesses Great Britain transform around him. As the son of John and Grace Middleton (played by JOHN SIMM and MAXINE PEAKE) Bert has a unique perspective on a world of boom and bust, the dawn of motor cars and the Charleston, as the roaring twenties explode with energy, freedom and optimism. In the outside world barriers are being broken down and change comes at a terrific pace, and THE VILLAGE is thrown headlong into modernity.

    Mr. Turner

    Plot Summary

    A stunning and beautiful film, Mr Turner tells the extraordinary story of Britain's greatest ever artist. As Turner (Timothy Spall - The King's Speech) produces masterpieces ahead of his time that challenge the art world, so he has to confront his own ever changing circumstances and deal with love and loss.

    Nightcrawler

    Plot Summary

    NIGHTCRAWLER is a pulse-pounding thriller set in the neon-drenched streets of night time LA.

    Down on his luck Lou Bloom (Jake Gyllenhaal) stumbles upon the dangerous, cut-throat world of freelance crime journalism - discovering that filming murder and mayhem can be a quick way to make a buck. Aided by Nina (Rene Russo), a ruthless, veteran of TV news, Lou combs LA's seedy underbelly for the city's most sensational news footage. He soon discovers he's uniquely suited to his new job, but events begin to spiral out of control as one dark choice leads to another.

    REC: Apocalypse

    Plot Summary

    From the creators of Rec and Quarantine comes the most high octane and terrifying chapter yet.

    Reporter Angela Vidal awakens in a mysterious quarantine facility on an isolated oil tanker in the middle of the ocean. The hyper-secure tanker, full of scientists and soldiers, seems safe from the zombie-like infection that has been ravaging the land. But when an infected patient escapes from quarantine, pandemonium besets the ship and a whole new nightmare is set in motion unlike any before.

    Glue - The Complete Series

    Plot Summary

    From the BAFTA award-winning writer of Skins and This is England ’86 comes a compulsive thriller exploring the dark underbelly of the British countryside.

    When 14-year-old Cal is found murdered in the small town of Overton, the lives of his friends change forever. During the police investigation old loyalties are stretched to the limit as dark secrets threaten to surface, secrets that could tear the friends and their communities apart.

    The Best of Me

    Plot Summary

    Based on the bestselling novel by acclaimed author Nicholas Sparks, The Best Of Me tells the story of Dawson and Amanda, two former high school sweethearts who find themselves reunited after twenty years apart, when they return to their small town for the funeral of a beloved friend. Their bittersweet reunion reignites the love they’ve never forgotten, but soon they discover the forces that drove them apart twenty years ago live on, posing even more serious threats today. Spanning decades, this epic love story captures the enduring power of true love.

    The Unbeatables

    Plot Summary

    Amadeo reigns supreme in the local bar at table football. Taking on all-comers he is “unbeatable”.

    Frustrated by his only ever defeat at the hands of Amadeo, Flash the town bully challenges him to a real football match – something which Amadeo has no chance of winning. With all hope lost Amadeo’s time as a champion looks to be over, until an unexpected intervention from the village and the support of his love Laura make things a whole lot more interesting..

    Featuring the voices of an all-star British team including Rupert Grint (Harry Potter), Rob Brydon (Gavin & Stacey) and Alistair McGowan (Arthur Christmas) The Unbeatables is the ultimate fantasy football movie!

    What If?

    Plot Summary

    Wallace (Daniel Radcliffe), a medical school dropout, has been repeatedly burned by bad relationships. So while everyone around him, including his roommate Allan (Adam Driver), seems to be finding the perfect partner, Wallace decides to put his love life on hold. It is then that he meets Chantry (Zoe Kazan), an animator who lives with her long term boyfriend Ben (Rafe Spall).

    Wallace and Chantry form an instant connection, striking up a close friendship. But there is no denying the chemistry between them, leading the pair to wonder: what if the love of your life is actually your best friend?

    Maps To The Stars

    Plot Summary

    From acclaimed director David Cronenberg comes a twisted tale of the dark secrets that lurk behind the closed doors of a celebrity obsessed Hollywood dynasty.

    Dr Stafford Weiss (John Cusack) made his fortune writing self-help books, but life with his overbearing wife Cristina (Olivia Williams) and thirteen-year old son, Benjie (Evan Bird), a child star fresh out of rehab, is anything but idyllic. When their estranged daughter Agatha (Mia Wasikowska) is released from a psychiatric hospital, she’s determined to make it in Hollywood and befriends a wannabe actor/writer limo driver (Robert Pattinson) and becomes PA to the neurotic actress Havana Segrand (Julianne Moore). Before long, the lives of each member of the family begin to take a darker turn as the ghosts from their past return to haunt them.

    Montana

    Plot Summary

    On the mean streets of London’s East End, Montana (McKell Celaschi-David) discovers that the powerful crime lord Lazarus and ruthless lieutenants Pitt (Adam Deacon) and Ryan (Ashley Walters) for whom he works secretly killed his father. At the same time Dimitrije (Lars Mikkelsen), a former Serbian commando, comes looking for the gangster in order to take revenge for the death of his wife and son. Realising that they share a bloody purpose, Dimitrije mentors the boy in the arts of hand to hand and gun combat and together they rediscover the value of life as he teaches the boy the true meaning of friendship, honour and respect.

    A Most Wanted Man

    Plot Summary

    A MOST WANTED MAN is a gripping thriller from best-selling spy author John le Carré.
    Hamburg, the city where the 9/11 bombers lived and plotted, remains on high alert. When a suspected terrorist arrives in the city, he attracts the interest of a secret anti-terror unit who must uncover the truth about the his identity and possible connections to high level terrorists. As the clock ticks down the race is on to establish this most wanted man’s true motives – is he an oppressed victim or a militant terrorist hell-bent on destruction?

    A Walk Among The Tombstones

    Plot Summary

    Formerly a detective with the NYPD, now a recovering alcoholic haunted by regrets, Matt Scudder (Neeson) has a lot to make up for. When a series of kidnappings targeting the city’s worst drug criminals escalates to grisly murder, the circuit’s ruthless leader convinces Scudder to find the culprits and bring them to bloody justice. Working as an unlicensed private detective, Matt sees what the police don’t see and treads where they most fear to. Operating just outside the law to track down the monsters responsible, Scudder stops just short of becoming one himself...

    Dead Snow 2: Red vs. Dead

    Plot Summary

    Having crashed his car after fleeing the ski lodge where his friends were brutally murdered by General Herzog and his squadron of Nazi zombies, Martin wakes up in hospital attempting to convince the local authorities that he is not responsible for their deaths. Little do they know the undead fascists are very much still ‘living’ and marching on the town and what’s worse, they have a tank! With time running out it’s up to Martin and his new American allies to save the town from total annihilation and defeat Herzog and his men once and for all.

    The Grand Seduction

    Plot Summary

    The mayor of a small fishing village which has fallen upon hard times comes up with a radical plan to rejuvenate the community… entice a giant corporation to build their new factory in the village. But there’s just one problem – in order to qualify, they must have a doctor in residence, which they don’t have…

    When unlikely candidate and big city doctor Paul Lewis lands in their lap for a trial residence they believe their prayers have been answered, and hilarity ensues as the villagers rally together to charm him into staying.

    Brendan Gleeson (The Guard) and Taylor Kitsch (John Carter) lead the cast of small town misfits in this delightfully funny comedy. 

    The Rover

    Plot Summary

    Ten years after the global economic collapse, cold-blooded drifter Eric (Guy Pearce) traverses the scorched Australian outback on a mission to track down the men who took everything he had. After losing their trail he soon crosses paths with Rey (Robert Pattinson) a badly wounded member of the gang who was left for dead by his own brother. Vulnerable and naïve Rey joins Eric as his unwitting accomplice and together they cross this new world to exact their revenge.