In 1950s-era Quebec, Maurice Richard (Roy Dupuis), nicknamed "The Rocket," overcame his troubled homelife to become one of the first major stars in professional hockey. Growing up in a working class environment, Richard dreamed about playing in the National Hockey League even while toiling away as a factory worker. Eventually getting his big break, he became "The Rocket" in the earlier, more violent — players didn't even wear helmets then — days of the sport.
|Romulus, My Father
Romulus (Eric Bana) is a simple, hard-working man struggling to properly raise hi son Rai (Kodi Smit-McPhee). It's not an easy life when his beautiful wife Christina (Franka Potente) suffers from depression and is mostly absent from his and his son's lives.
|Death at a Funeral
The British usually know how to keep a stiff upper lip, but one family totally loses their cool when their patriarch dies and a man shows up at the funeral claiming to be the dead guy's gay lover. When the stranger threatens to blackmail the distraught family, they go to extreme measures to keep his mouth shut.
When Briony Tallis (Saoirse Ronan) was 13 years old, she was witness to a lewd act between her older sister Cecillia (Keira Knightley) and Robbie (James McAvoy), a servant's son, that ends up sending the boy to jail. Several years later, Briony (Romola Garai) is a young woman who tries to heal the wound the previous incident inflicted on her family.
We hear a lot about the "Iraqi insurgents" on the news, but rarely do we ever hear or see them. This provocative documentary explores the other side of the Iraqi occupation and gives voice to those who fight. Speaking with a candor previously unheard by American audiences, these resistance fighters explain their motivations in keeping up the struggle.
Andrew Wyke (Michael Caine) is a writer who discovers that his wife has been cheating on him with an actor, Milo Tindle (Jude Law). In an elaborate con, Andrew invites Milo to his remote country estate in an attempt to get revenge. But is Milo really hip to Andrew's plot, and who is going to get the last laugh?
Henry (Billy Crudup) may have written one of the most successful children's book series of all time, but that doesn't mean he likes kids. Heck, he doesn't like anybody! But that may change when he gets a new, pretty illustrator (Mandy Moore) to draw pictures for his next book.
Mamo (Ismail Ghaffari) is a famous Kurdish musician who decides to travel to Iraq following the fall of Saddam Hussein to bring back to the country a style of music that was suppressed during the dictator's regime. However, the road between the border of Iranian and Iraqi Kurdistan is fraught with peril, especially when Mamo tries to pick up his beloved mentor, Hesho (Hedye Tehrani).
Nikolai (Viggo Mortensen), who belongs to one of London's most feared organized crime families, meets a midwife (Naomi Watts) who unwittingly holds damaging information that could lead to unraveling the family's criminal network. Nikolai must make sure this doesn't happen without ruining the young woman's life.
|Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story
This fake biopic follows Dewey Cox (John C. Reilly), who struggles to become a major recording star.