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.
Malcolm HossickA gentle introduction to the French Language. Moustache has exciting adventures with his human and animal friends. What, you don't speak French? Well, Moustache can certainly help you with this. In his first adventure we will meet and greet friends, sing songs, and visit a magic show. And all the while, you'll see how quickly you have begun to speak French with Moustache!
UnknownThe era of big bands, grand ballrooms and casino nightlife comes alive in THE EDDY DUCHIN STORY, a musical biography of the talented pianist and bandleader who set New York society on its ear in the 1930s and '40s. Tyrone Power portrays a determined Duchin, who arrives in Manhattan dreaming only of a "red Stutz Bearcat and a bankroll as big as the Ritz." With the first note he plays, Duchin steals the heart of society girl Marjorie Oelrichs (Kim Novak), who teaches Duchin that love, not money, brings happiness. But as soon as that happiness is purchased, a tragedy happens, leaving Duchin alone with a newborn son and no will to live. George Sidney directs this moving story of a man who discovers too late the real wonder of life. An emotionally rare motion picture scored to the unforgettable music of Cole Porter, George Gershwin, Frederic Chopin and Oscar Hammerstein.
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.
William A. WellmanThe brave Americans who flew for France before the U.S. entered World War I are saluted in Lafayette Escadrille, a rousing and flavorful adventure filled with flyboy camaraderie. '50s screen idol Tab Hunter stars as Thad Walker, a troubled youth who signs up with the elite corps. Love, however, throws a stumbling block in his path. He deserts to be with his sweetheart – but ultimately returns to dogfight glory. Besides a compelling look at the pilots' training, Lafayette Escadrille offers the fun of seeing actors whose careers had yet to soar to their full heights: movie superstar Clint Eastwood, Tom Laughlin (Billy Jack), David Janssen (The Fugitive) and Will Hutchins (Sugarfoot). Real-life Escadrille combat hero William A. Wellman (The Public Enemy, Battleground) provides the film's story and directs. It's a story close to Wellman's heart…and the last of the nearly 80 films in his renowned career.
Jake BorittThe Gettysburg Story brings alive America's greatest battle as never before. Stunning aerial drone and time-lapse cinematography with dynamic 3D maps dramatically show the exact ground that changed history. Aired nationally for 150th battle anniversary.
Gregory RatoffGenius. Celebrity. Accused, convicted and destroyed for daring "the love that dare not speak its name." Oscar Wilde Robert Morley stars as the celebrated and enduring author of such works as "The Picture of Doran Gray," "Lady Windermere's Fan," "Salome" and "The Importance of Being Earnest," a man guilty of being Irish, literate and gay. But Wilde transgressed when he became involved with an young aristocrat, Lord Alfred Douglas (John Neville), whose father, the Marquess of Queensberry (Edward Chapman), accused him of unspeakable crimes, an accusation that resulted in trial, imprisonment, banishment and financial ruin.
UnknownHappiness. We know it immediately when we see it in others. We spend our time, money and even our lives searching for it. So how do we achieve one of life's most coveted offerings? Renowned author, speaker and spiritual teacher, Deepak Chopra, offers us a powerful approach to possessing happiness in his groundbreaking work, "The Happiness Prescription." In this beautifully recorded presentation, Dr. Chopra draws on the world's spiritual traditions to reveal ten powerful keys that will catapult your journey toward new freedom and joy, including: How to get rid of negative thoughts; The mystery of emotional intelligence; How to stay centered and more consciously aware; How to effectively handle stress; How to grow rewarding relationships; How to build fulfillment in life. Enjoy practical exercises aimed at releasing toxins from your mind and body, replacing fear with love, and living in balance.
Liam DaleThis is a revolutionary new 60 minute program filmed especially to keep your dog calm and relaxed in the comfort of your own home. Whether you are away for long periods of time or just occasionally, worry no more. “Happy Dog: The Movie” will help your dog lie back and take life easy with their very own relaxing meditation video. There are some excellent positive benefits for your dog as he watches and it is vital therapy for dogs left at home who miss their owners…it’s a chill pill for your pooch. Help your dog imagine that they’re back with their mother…out for gentle walks in the countryside with their pack…playing games by the ocean or river with the sound of the water and the wind soothing their worries and calming their nerves. Your dog will never need to be lonely again! Your dog will enjoy the following: Tranquil images of crashing surf, roaring fires, running waterfalls, flowery meadows, and serene forest settings; Soothing visuals of cuddly puppies and playful do
Michael AkersGone, But Not Forgotten tells the story of Drew Parker, a small town forest ranger, who rescues a man during a storm in the mountains. The man, suffering from amnesia, remembers only his name: Mark. The only clues to Mark's past are snippets of nightmares that slowly unfold the events of that fateful day. As recovers his identity, he falls in love with Drew. The two are forced to deal with Mark's past when it comes to reclaim him.
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.
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.
Norman TaurogMickey Rooney stars as the boy who would become one of the greatest inventors of the modern era--a Young Tom Edison. Edison (Rooney) received only three months of formal education: the precocious boy's curiosity was too disruptive for the one-room schoolhouse in his hometown. But his parents encouraged the voracious reader, who'd read Newton's Principia by the time he was twelve. At an early age, Edison also lost most of his ability to hear, which only helped him to better focus his concentration. Finding work as a "brass pounder," an operator in the new, cutting-edge telegraph industry during the United States Civil War, Edison moonlights on his own inventions--an automatic telegraph repeater, the light bulb, the phonograph--that will change the world.
Sam WoodAcademy Award winner Jimmy Stewart stars as a real-life hero who overcomes overwhelming adversity--twice--in The Stratton Story. Former baseball big-league catcher Barney Wile (Frank Morgan) discovers an amazing talent in Texas farm boy Monty Stratton (Stewart). Wile spends a winter on a small cotton farm teaching Stratton everything he knows about pitching. By spring, Stratton tries out as pitcher for the White Sox--and goes on a date with a girl named Ethel (June Allyson). After years in the minor leagues, Stratton works his way up to the majors, to a wedding with Ethel, and then to baseball stardom. But Stratton loses a leg in a hunting accident. Now, can he fight his way back to the big leagues, doing something no one has ever done before: pitching a major league game with a prosthetic leg?
Terence Young"I'd rather live for Germany than die for England," says Eddie Chapman. But the actions of the clever British safecracker don't match his words. Trained by the Nazis to spy for the Third Reich inside England, Chapman then becomes a key agent for British Intelligence, engaging in counterspy operations that feed disinformation to the Nazi war machine – and outwitting the enemy brass so completely he is awarded the Iron Cross. The year after The Sound of Music and over four decades before his Oscar®-winning Best Supporting Actor performance in 2010's Beginners, versatile Christopher Plummer portrays suave Chapman in this spy thriller whose superb cast includes Yul Brynner as Chapman's German espionage mentor and Trevor Howard as a British spy chief. Terence Young (Dr. No, Thunderball) directs, giving a caper-like feel to this fact-based film that also costars Thunderball's Claudine Auger and Goldfinger's Gert Frobe.
Marilyn HigginsThe world will never be the same as a result of the horrific events that transpired on September 11, 2001. ‘Remembering 9/11’ goes beyond the facts and explores the background of the perpetrators and the Government’s response. From the debris, stories of courage and survival emerged. This captivating program reminds us of those at Ground Zero who witnessed first hand the chaos, tragedy and suffering, including rescue workers, survivors and victims families;to one perpetrator who through his own faith and beliefs committed the unthinkable.‘Remembering 9/11’ is a powerful mix; a visual timeline of the events together with moving stories of courage and conviction.
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.
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!"
Sidney GalantyThe Ultimate Fat-Burning Workout for Everyone! Low Impact, High-Energy Aerobics featuring exciting music, a new look, and innovative exercise/dance choreography. For every fitness level - beginners through advanced. Improves cardiovascular fitness. 13 original songs, each uniquely choreographed.
Anthony PageCheryl Ladd (TV’s “Charlie’s Angels”) takes on the role of the beautiful actress whose fairy tale story captured the world’s imagination. At the height of her career, Grace Kelly, with her cool beauty and glamorous poise, left the Hollywood screen behind for the real-life role which seemed to be her destiny. Marrying the Prince of Monaco (Ian McShane), Princess Grace became true royalty. Charting her rise from shy but determined daughter of a wealthy Philadelphia family to her meteoric rise to Oscar®-winning actress, this made-for-television movie was released shortly after the tragic death of Princess Grace. Also features Lloyd Bridges, Alejandro Rey, and Diane Ladd.
Spike LeeFormer heavyweight champion Mike Tyson and legendary filmmaker Spike Lee bring Tyson's one-man hit stage show to HBO in this exclusive HBO Films presentation. Enjoy a front-row seat as 'Iron Mike' recounts the highs and lows of his life in his signature candid style. Over the course of 90 minutes, Tyson opens up about his troubled youth, landmark boxing career, key influences, personal and professional controversies, prison, personal loss, and most recently, his rehabilitation and redemption, forged by sobriety and a renewed commitment to family life.
Lewis SeilerCleared for takeoff: Flight Angels, an aviation programmer steeped in man-woman attitudes of its time. The story is centered on commercial pilots eager to fly higher (during off-hours they're designing a high-altitude plane) and up-in-the-air attendants eager to land a man (exchanges between the femmes in the Stewardess Lounge are exceptionally catty). Virginia Bruce and Jane Wyman portray two of the title's Angels. Dennis Morgan plays the pilot whose eye problems result in him being grounded by his superintendent (Ralph Bellamy) and sent to the classroom to instruct future flight attendants. He refuses to stay grounded, test-piloting his experimental stratospheric aircraft without authorization. Wayne Morris, inspired by his role in the film, became a real-life pilot and went on to become a decorated WWII flight hero.
Robert GuenetteCelebrate 90 years of movie making history with clips of and commentary on modern and classic Warner films, rarely seen bloopers, screen tests and behind-the-scenes footage and glimpses of Hollywood at work and play.
Herbert RossBarbra Steisand is back and she's better than ever as the exuberant Fanny Brice in FUNNY LADY, sequel to acclaimed Academy Award(r) winner, (Barbra Streisand as Best Actress, 1968) Funny Girl. This lively, lavish musical opens a new chapter in Fanny's career and love life. Now divorced from wealthy Nick Arnstein (Omar Sharif), she teams up with songwriter Billy Rose (James Caan), a brash and unkempt showman who is bursting with enthusiasm and theatrical ambitions. They make an unusual couple, the polished performer and the upstart producer, but a friendship blossoms into love. FUNNY LADY is the poignant story of their show business magic, their unbridled temperaments, and their touching, bittersweet romance. Featuring dazzling production numbers, elegant costuming by Bob Mackie and an electric cast. Streisand is a FUNNY LADY you'll never forget!
Paul SchraderBob Crane (Kinnear) became well known as the star of the hit comedy series "Hogan's Heroes." With an abundance of fame, wealth and success, Crane dove headfirst into the darker, destructive side of the celebrity lifestyle. He eventually teamed up with a video technician (Dafoe) who helped him to systematically document his copious sexploits with beautiful young women. But when the fast living and hard loving got out of control, the end result was a brutal murder that remains one of the most scandalous unsolved mysteries in Hollywood history.
Charles VidorDirk Bogarde plays legendary composer/pianist Franz Liszt in this sweeping biography in which he is torn between his two passions--composing music and playing it. The women in his life are Capucine as Princess Carolyne (whom he adores but who proves to be unattainable) and Genevieve Page as Countess Marie.
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.
Gregg ChampionMoving away from her hometown and family in 2010 to pursue training with a world-renowned Olympic trainer, Gabby Douglas was selected to compete with the U.S. Olympic women's gymnastics team at the 2012 Summer Olympics. There, Douglas became the first African American to win gold in the individual all-around event.
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.
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.
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.
Michael MannSuperstar Will Smith gives the performance of his career as boxing legend Muhammad Ali in a visually amazing epic drama from Academy Award® nominated director Michael Mann. Muhammad Ali thrilled the world with his ground-breaking boxing victories in the '60s and '70s. But the man behind the legend is grappling with a tumultuous romantic life, his deeply held religious beliefs and the pressures ofstaying on top. A quick-witted, winning personality and strong friendships with close associates, including renowned newscaster Howard Cosell (Golden Globe® nominee Jon Voight), help Ali "float like a butterfly and sting like a bee." But faced with a life-changing conflict outside of the ring, the famously opinionated boxer is forced to rely on the one person he knows the best: himself.
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.
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.
Juliano Ribeiro Salgado & Wim WendersFor the last 40 years, the photographer Sebastião Salgado has been traveling through the continents, in the footsteps of an ever-changing humanity. He has witnessed some of the major events of our recent history; international conflicts, starvation and exodus. He is now embarking on the discovery of pristine territories, of wild fauna and flora, and of grandiose landscapes as part of a huge photographic project which is a tribute to the planet's beauty.