Original Release Date: January 30, 1998
Directed by: Alfonso Cuarón
Studio: 20th Century Fox
Official Synopsis: Modernization of Charles Dickens classic story finds the hapless Finn as a painter in New York City pursuing his unrequited and haughty childhood love.
Starring: Ethan Hawke, Gwyneth Paltrow, Hank Azaria, Robert De Niro, Anne Bancroft and Chris Cooper
Original Release Date: December 25, 1998
Directed by: Robert Rodriguez
Official Synopsis: Like so many schools today, Herrington High has passed its prime. Its walls are grimy, its textbooks outdated, its teachers burned out. Yet its corridors are packed with the future of America – loners, leaders, hipsters, nerds, brains and jocks. Like teenagers everywhere, they struggle with parents who don’t get it, teachers who never had it and hormones that won’t quit. But the students at Herrington High face a greater challenge – saving the world from alien domination.
Starring: Elijah Wood, Josh Hartnett, Shawn Hatosy, Jordana Brewster, Clea DuVall, Laura Harris, Robert Patrick, Bebe Neuwirth, Piper Laurie, Famke Janssen, Usher Raymond, Salma Hayek, and Jon Stewart
THE DANISH GIRL
Original Release Date: November 27, 2015
Directed by: Tom Hooper
Studio: Focus Features
Streaming: Max Go
88th Academy Awards
Best Leading Actor (Eddie Redmayne) (Nominee)
Best Supporting Actress (Alicia Vikander) (WINNER)
Best Costume Design (Nominee)
Best Production Design (Nominee)
Official Synopsis: A fictitious love story loosely inspired by the lives of Danish artists Lili Elbe and Gerda Wegener. Lili and Gerda’s marriage and work evolve as they navigate Lili’s groundbreaking journey as a transgender pioneer.
Starring: Alicia Vikander, Eddie Redmayne, Matthias Schoenaerts, Tusse Silberg, Amber Heard, and Ben Whishaw
Original Release Date: May 26, 2016
Directed by: Drake Doremus
Studio: A24 & Direct TV
Official Synopsis: In an emotionless utopia, two people fall in love when they regain their feelings from a mysterious disease, causing tensions between them and their society.
Starring: Kristen Stewart, Nicholas Hoult, Guy Pearce, Bel Powley, Scott Lawrence, and Jacki Weaver
Original Release Date: December 16, 2009
Directed by: Scott Cooper
Studio: Fox Searchlight Pictures
Streaming: Max Go
82nd Academy Awards
Best Leading Actor (Jeff Bridges) (WINNER)
Best Supporting Actress (Maggie Gyllenhaal) (Nominee)
Best Original Song (“The Weary Kind”) (WINNER)
Official Synopsis: Bad Blake is a broken-down, hard-living country music singer who’s had way too many marriages, far too many years on the road and one too many drinks way too many times. And yet, Bad can’t help but reach for salvation with the help of Jean, a journalist who discovers the real man behind the musician. As he struggles down the road of redemption, Bad learns the hard way just how tough life can be on one man’s crazy heart.
Starring: Jeff Bridges, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Beth Grant, Robert Duvall, Colin Farrell, and Ryan Bingham
HOUSE OF CARDS: SEASON SIX
Original Release Date: November 2, 2018
Official Synopsis: Golden Globe winner and Emmy Award nominee Robin Wright returns as President of the United States in the sixth and final season of the award-winning landmark series House of Cards. Wright is joined by Academy Award® nominees Diane Lane and Greg Kinnear as well as Cody Fern this season alongside Emmy Award nominee Michael Kelly, Jayne Atkinson, Academy Award® nominee Patricia Clarkson, Emmy Award Nominee Constance Zimmer, Derek Cecil, Campbell Scott and Boris McGiver. House of Cards executive producers are Melissa James Gibson, Frank Pugliese, Robin Wright, David Fincher, Joshua Donen, Dana Brunetti, Eric Roth, Michael Dobbs and Andrew Davies. The series was created by Beau Willimon and is produced by Donen/Fincher/Roth, with MRC as the studio, for Netflix.
In 2013, House of Cards became the first original online series to receive major nominations from the Primetime Emmy Awards. The series has received 53 Emmy nominations to date, with seven wins — including the first major Emmy for a streaming service for David Fincher’s win for “Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series.” House of Cards received six Golden Globe nominations, and two wins. The historic series has received 11 Screen Actors Guild nominations with two wins; an AFI Award; four Writers Guild Award nominations, with one win; two BAFTA nominations; four Producers Guild Award nominations; two Directors Guild Award nominations; and a Peabody Award, among other accolades.
Starring: Robin Wright, Diane Lane, Greg Kinnear, Michael Kelly, Jayne Atkinson, Patricia Clarkson, Constance Zimmer, Derek Cecil, Campbell Scott, and Boris McGiver
Original Release Date: September 3, 2004
Directed by: Dominic Savage
Official Synopsis: A young Chicago advertising executive believes a woman he sees in a café is his long-lost love. His belief leads to obsession, as he puts his life on hold in order to trail her.
Starring: Josh Hartnett, Rose Byrne, Matthew Lillard, Diane Kruger, Christopher Cousins, and Jessica Paré
Original Release Date: February 24, 2006
Directed by: Wayne Kramer
Studio: New Line Cinema
Streaming: Prime Video
Official Synopsis: A low-ranking thug is entrusted by his crime boss to dispose of a gun that killed corrupt cops, but things get out of control when the gun ends up in wrong hands.
Starring: Paul Walker, Cameron Bright, Vera Farmiga, Karel Roden, Johnny Messner, and Ivana Milicevic
RACER AND THE JAILBIRD
Original Release Date: May 4, 2018
Directed by: Michaël R. Roskam
Official Synopsis: Set against the background of a brutal crime gang in Brussels, a tragic love story between Gigi, a high-flying gangster, and Bibi, a young racing driver with very upper-class roots.
Starring: Matthias Schoenaerts, Adèle Exarchopoulos, Eric De Staercke, Erik De Staercke, Jean-Benoît Ugeux, and Nabil Missoumi
Original Release Date: August 15, 1979
Directed by: Francis Ford Coppola
Studio: United Artists
Official Synopsis: During the Vietnam War, Captain Willard is sent on a dangerous mission into Cambodia to assassinate a renegade Colonel who has set himself up as a god among a local tribe.
Starring: Marlon Brando, Robert Duvall, Martin Sheen, Frederic Forrest, Albert Hall, Sam Bottoms, Laurence Fishburne, and Dennis Hopper
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