During the Tang Dynasty (618-907 CE), a young Japanese monk Hui\'e (played by popular actor Nakaizumi Hideo) was tasked with the royal mission of bringing back a fabled Guan Yin (Avalokiteshvara) rare-colored ceramic figurine to Japan. This fabled figurine had originally been commissioned by Prince Guang\'s mother to bless and protect her son from repeated assassination attempts by the ruling despotic Tang emperor. However, old master craftsman Yu failed in his numerous attempts during final stages of the kiln-firing process. One day, master Yu finds an infant girl in a basket, floating on a lotus pond nearby the kiln, and decides to adopt her, naming her as Little Lotus. The very same day, the rare-colored Guan Yin figurine was successfully produced by master Yu. Since Little Lotus was found the same day the Bodhisattva figurine was produced, villagers regarded her as the human incarnation of Avalokiteshvara. True enough, Little Lotus (played by the lovely actress Li Chun, known for her role in The Flowers of War, starring Christian Bale) grew up to be a beautiful young woman known for her great compassion towards everyone, including bad hats. The lives and paths of Prince Guang, death squads sent by the Tang emperor, Little Lotus and Buddhist monk Hui\'e intersect (a la Cloud Atlas) repeatedly, climaxing in the stormy sea (literally) off the coast of Mount Putuo. Clever use of CGIs combined with martial arts scenes makes this dramatization of Mount Putuo\'s 1000-year legacy as a sacred site of Buddhism worth watching.
Natalie, an ultrasound tech with a history of not finishing things, is inspired by a cancer patient to sign up for a Triathlon. Natalie is introduced to the strange (and aerodynamic) world of triathletes and meets a colorful cast of characters as she trains for the Nation\'s Triathlon. With the support of her new teammates, she digs deep to discover just how far she can push her mind and body.
A psychological noir thriller set in 1960\'s New York based on Patricia Highsmith\'s novel, \'The Blunderer\'. Walter Stackhouse is rich, successful and unhappily married to the beautiful but damaged Clara. His desire to be free of her feeds his obsession with Kimmel, a man suspected of brutally murdering his own wife. But when Clara is found dead in suspicious circumstances, Walter\'s string of lies and his own guilty thoughts seem enough to condemn him. As his life becomes dangerously entwined with Kimmel\'s, a ruthless cop is increasingly convinced he has found a copycat killer in Walter and aims to nail both murderers.
Biography of Arthur Harris (aka \"Bomber Harris\") of RAF Bomber Command, during WW2 - in particular his strategy of heavy bomber \"Millenium Raids\" on German cities.
Ophelia MacKenzie is spending the summer on a beach house with her daughter Philippa, recovering from the death of her husband and son in an air crash. Philippa meets Matt Bowles on the ...
A look into the early life of U.S. President Barack \"Barry\" Obama
American Gregor Stevens arrives in London searching for his brother who, unknown to him, has been convicted of a murder and is within three days of being executed. He meets Yvonne Durante, a night-club entertainer and part-time smuggler, who aids him in his quest to prove the innocence of his brother, despite the risks she faces from her diamond-smuggling confederates.
The boss of a major crime syndicate orders his lieutenant to bring a rogue gang of drug traffickers in line, a job that gets passed on to his long-suffering subordinate.
Commercial artist Daisy Kenyon is involved with married lawyer Dan O\'Mara, and hopes someday to marry him, if he ever divorces his wife Lucille. She meets returning veteran Peter, a decent and caring man, whom she does not love, but who offers her love and a more hopeful relationship. She marries him... just as Dan gets a divorce.
Three Englishmen working as waiters on a cruise ship in 1927 are given a chance to work for the Al Capone gang.
Pasazerka: The last film of Andrzej Munk, who died in a crash during the filming. A German woman on a ship coming back to Europe notices a face of another woman which brings recollections from the past. She tells her husband that she has been an overseer in Auschwitz during the war, but she has actually saved a woman's life. Her vision is shown and then the actual events.
On a cold winter\'s night, Lynn\'s quest for a one night stand is complicated when the guy she goes home with lives two hours away via public transit.
After his mother unexpectedly dies, 17-year-old Ethan discovers he is the owner of his mother\'s horse - a horse he never even knew existed. He travels cross country to live with his grandparents and investigate the mystery. His grandmother is supportive but his angry grandfather Otto doesn\'t seem to want him around. Next door live three children who are taking riding lessons at the same farm where his mother\'s horse is boarded. Their lives intersect as Ethan deals with his grief over his mother\'s death and the children deal with a neighborhood bully whose father works at the horse farm. The journey for Ethan, Otto, the three children, the bully and her father all revolve around a gentle and faithful horse called Bear who deeply touches all their lives. This is a delightful redemption-themed family movie that will appeal to children, teens, horse-lovers and people of all ages.
Made for cable television remake of the 1957 classic about twelve jurors quick to condemn a Latino youth on trial for murdering his father before reviewing the evidence. Juror #8 holds out with a verdict of not guilty, thus setting the stage for arguments and reasons why or why not the boy may be guilty.
After connecting with the shy Madeline, a jazz trumpeter embarks on a quest for a more gregarious paramour, but through a series of twists and turns punctuated by an original score, the two lovers seem destined to be together.
The sufferings of a martyr, Jeanne D\'Arc (1412-1431). Jeanne appears in court where Cauchon questions her and d\'Estivet spits on her. She predicts her rescue, is taken to her cell, and judges forge evidence against her. In her cell, priests interrogate her and judges deny her the Mass. Threatened first in a torture chamber and then offered communion if she will recant, she refuses. At a cemetery, in front of a crowd, a priest and supporters urge her to recant; she does, and Cauchon announces her sentence. In her cell, she explains her change of mind and receives communion. In the courtyard at Rouen castle, she burns at the stake; the soldiers turn on the protesting crowd.
Rezeta is a carefree 21 year old model. Born in Kosovo, she traveled the world through modeling and chose Mexico City as her new home. Rezeta\'s partying lifestyle changes when she meets Alex who is cleaning her trailer during a commercial shoot. Their undeniable chemistry causes their friendship to grow into a complicated relationship. Rezeta has to either commit to Alex and Mexico City, or continue with her whimsical, jet-setting life.
A stranger with mysterious intentions comes to stay the night at a secluded country home, but what he finds inside is a family torn apart by a violent past and a secret more deadly than he expected.
A duel takes place in order to put an end to the long and bloody war between the Romans and the Albans. Three valiant brothers are chosen for each side. The Romans choose three brothers: the Orazi. The Albans are represented by the Curiazi. During the fierce and bloody final duel the Romans defeat their opponents.
An ex-SAS recluse, living in the mountains of France to escape a traumatic past, is hunted down by those who\'s lives he has destroyed.
The Disciples of James Dean meet up on the anniversary of his death and mull over their lives in the present and in flashback, revealing the truth behind their complicated lives. Who is the mysterious Joanne and what\'s the real story behind Mona\'s son, James Dean Junior ?
The traumatized survivors of a murderous bus hijacking come together and take a road trip to attempt to overcome their damaged selves. Meanwhile a serial killer is on the loose.
STEVIE D is a humorous crime drama about a Los Angeles construction magnate whose only son has accidentally killed a connected man. A sinister plan is hatched that sends the son into hiding...
A shy young man who keeps getting smaller and smaller until he is the size of a spider. He becomes an ear-cleaner, delving into people\'s ears to clear wax and peek at memories. In the ear ...
The story of immigrant Harry DeLeyer and the plow horse he rescued from slaughter.
Calvin Carter, a successful business executive, has it all, but neglects those closest to him. On Christmas Eve, all that changes when the sign on his office building falls on him. He awakes in a hospital bed, attended to by Angie, a nurse who soon lets him know he has 12 days (12 chances) to get his act together and achieve the \"perfect\" Christmas Eve. If he doesn\'t, there will be dire consequences.
Star, a teenage girl with nothing to lose, joins a traveling magazine sales crew, and gets caught up in a whirlwind of hard partying, law bending and young love as she criss-crosses the Midwest with a band of misfits.
On a business trip to Nashville, Brennan finds himself reunited with the \"Girl\" who had previously broken his heart. Now, for one weekend in the city\'s music scene, a past and present romance will be reborn and challenged.
A surrogate mom for a couple becomes dangerously obsessed with the soon-to-be father.
After two years in prison by a affair with drugs, Jack Mayfield come backs to his tome together his brother Mike, his wife Alma and his little son Raymond. Looking for a second chance, Jack...
Two women descend into madness after an alleged meteor strike sets off a series of strange events in their town of Troy, N.Y.
A rebellious girl is sent to stay on her grandmother\'s horse ranch for Christmas. She falls into friendship with her grandmother\'s pony and becomes determined to help save the ranch from foreclosure.
Pediatrician by day, single mom by night, SARAH invites her estranged husband, PETE, back to their suburban home for the Holidays on one condition: he must reconcile with their daughters before she agrees to finalize a trial separation with divorce.
A story based on facts which offers a fresh take on the issue of new immigrants in the United States. Mariana totes her two children from Colombia to reunite with her husband in Queens, New York. Her life is devastatingly turned around when her husband abandons the family. The woman and her kids have to fend for themselves in a foreign country. Mariana desperately searches for work. In the end, she resourcefully navigates a surprising avenue for making some money, the city\'s recycling.
A plastic bag, thrown out in the trash, attempts to find his way back to his owner and along the way discovers the world.