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The enigmatic Hotel Cortez catches the eye of an intrepid homicide detective.
you see, the Cortez is host to the strange and bizarre, spearheaded by its owner, the Countess, who is a bloodsucking fashionista.
Billy Bob Thornton returns to star as criminal Santa impersonator Willie Stokes in this festive black comedy sequel. Still the same drunken, greedy guy, Willie and his sidekick Marcus (Tony Cox) conspire to make a big score this Christmas, by robbing a Chicago charity. This time they have some help, even if it is a little unwelcome, from Willie's mother, Sunny (Kathy Bates). She is as ambitious as she is crass, so she ought to fit right in. But things might get even more complex thanks to the involvement of the bombshell who runs the charity, Diane (Christina Hendricks). With a pure heart and a less than pure mind, Willie is smitten with her. The cast also features Brett Kelly and Ryan Hansen.
Stacy Holt, an associate producer for a daytime talk show, is confounded by her boyfriend Derek's unwillingness to talk about his previous relationships. She soon opens a Pandora's box when her boyfriend Derek leaves temptation - his Palm electronic organiser - in her path.
Egged on by her co-worker Barb, Stacy sneaks a look at his personal digital organizer, scores the names and numbers of his exes, and sets up interviews with them - including a gorgeous fashion model and the perfect girl next door, as comic mayhem ensues.
Stacy might just learn more about herself than her man.
Evelyn (Kathy Bates) is a middle-aged housewife, dissatisfied with her life. One day she meets an elderly lady, Mrs Threadgoode (Jessica Tandy) who tells her a story of two young women in the 1930's on a journey through life and love.
The friendship of the two girls, Idgie (Mary Stuart Masterson) and Ruth (Mary Louise Parker) inspires Evelyn to improve her life and luck.
In the tradition of the old Southern storyteller, Fried Green Tomatoes' classic tale weaves together disparate lives and cherished times. A warm, touching and greatly amusing tale about the importance of love and friendship.
Inspired by the powerful true story of a young Ruth Bader Ginsburg, On The Basis Of Sex depicts a then-struggling attorney and new mother facing adversity in her fight for equal rights.
When Ruth takes on a ground-breaking case, she knows the outcome could alter the courts' view of gender discrimination. Stronger together, Ruth teams up with her husband, Martin Ginsburg, to fight the case that catapults her into one of the most important public figures of our time.
Triple bill of global disaster movies. 'The Day the Earth Stood Still' (2008) is a remake of the 1951 classic sci-fi film about an alien and a giant robot who visit Earth. Keanu Reeves stars as Klaatu, the inhabitant of a flying saucer that lands in Washington DC after orbiting Earth. Along with Gort, his indestructible robot companion, Klaatu sets out to discover all he can about this strange planet and its peculiar inhabitants. Along the way he meets Helen Benson (Jennifer Connelly) and her son Jacob (Jaden Smith), who become his only real friends and end up saving his life. Kathy Bates and John Cleese co-star. In the sci-fi epic 'The Day After Tomorrow' (2004), directed by Roland Emmerich, global warming and the greenhouse effect have given rise to abrupt climate change with cataclysmic consequences for the entire planet. Dennis Quaid stars as Professor Adrian Hall, a paleoclimatologist who is fighting to save the world from a second ice age and all the natural disasters that herald it: floods, hurricanes, earthquakes and tornadoes, to name but a few. But first, Hall must complete a more personal mission: his son Sam (Jake Gyllenhaal) is stranded in New York City where he was taking part in a school competition when the catastrophe began. As well as facing a perpetual onslaught of natural catastrophes, Hall must fight his way through the mass of humanity fleeing south into warmer climes... but can he reach his son in time to save him? Will Smith, Bill Pullman and Jeff Goldblum star in 'Independence Day' (1996). When massive spaceships appear, hovering above planet Earth, the world stands in awe and wonder. This soon turns to terror as the aliens launch an all-out attack, devastating the planet. The survivors, led by American President Thomas J. Whitmore (Pullman), decide to fight back. The traditional B-movie format is updated for the 1990s, making it one of the biggest box office smashes of all time.
ll 13 episodes from the third season of American Horror Story as we follow the descendants of a Salem coven who reside within Miss Robichaux's Academy boarding school.
Run by 'the supreme one' known as Fiona (Jessica Lange), a witch who possesses many powers and abilities, the Coven also houses Zoe, who can induce a brain haemorrhage in any man by having sex with him, Madison, a child movie star who can move objects with her mind, and Nan, a down syndrome girl who can hear the thoughts of others.
Fiona is determined to protect the Coven, but her obsessive quest for immortality will lead her to cross paths with a formidable voodoo queen (Angela Bassett) and a murderous slave owner (Kathy Bates) cursed with eternal life.
Michelle Darnell is a titan of industry who is sent to prison for insider trading. After doing her time, Michelle emerges, ready to rebrand herself as America's latest sweetheart, but not everyone she steamrolled is so quick to forgive and forget.
With nowhere to go and no one to scam, Michelle is forced to move in with former assistant Claire and her young daughter, Rachel. Now at her lowest point, Michelle wastes no time in devising a winner-take-all plan to rebuild her empire.
Can she reclaim her status as the No. 1 screwer, or will the love of one family screw her for good?
Complete third series of the gritty, thought-provoking prison drama from HBO. Set in the Emerald City experimental wing of Oswald (Oz) Correctional Facility - the series is a futuristic look at crime and punishment. Emerald City was set up with a pre-agreed amount of members of ten racial and social demographics (The Muslims, The Homeboys, The Aryans, The Bikers, The Italians, The Latinos, The Irish, The Gays, The Christians and The Others) to see whether they might be able to sort things out among themselves or at least to witness their attempts. Episodes comprise: 'The Truth and Nothing But...', 'Napoleon's Boney Parts', 'Legs', 'Unnatural Disasters', 'U.S. Male', 'Cruel and Unusual Punishments', 'Secret Identities' and 'Out 'o Time'.
Step inside American Horror Story: Freak Show, the terrifyingly twisted reincarnation of TV’s most shockingly original series. Jessica Lange leads an extraordinary, award-winning cast that includes Kathy Bates, Angela Bassett, Sarah Paulson and Michael Chiklis.
Lange plays Elsa Mars, the proprietor of a troupe of human “curiosities” on a desperate journey of survival in the sleepy hamlet of Jupiter, Florida, in 1952. Her menagerie of performers includes a two-headed, telepathic twin, a take-charge bearded lady, a vulnerable strongman and his sultry, three-breasted wife.
But the strange emergence of a dark entity will savagely threaten the lives of townsfolk and freaks alike.
Sick of his 19th Century romantic heroine, Misery Chastain, novelist Paul Sheldon (James Caan) kills her off and writes a more personal, modern novel. When his car crashes in remote mountains he is saved by 'number one fan' Annie Wilkes (Kathy Bates), who adores Misery and has even named her pig after her. As she nurses him back to health at her remote dwelling, he realises she is not just going to let him go...
Jack Stanton is a virtually unknown Southern governor on a quest for the White House with his strong, savvy and equally ambitious wife, Susan.
Running against all odds, the Stantons need all the help they can get from their extremely colourful political team.
Together, they take off on a hilarious, heart-wrenching and ultimately history-making roller coaster ride to the top.
James Cameron's epic account of the world's most famous maritime disaster is currently the most commercially successful film ever made, and swept the board at the 1997 Oscar ceremony. The Titanic, the most prestigious liner ever to sail the seas, sets off on its maiden voyage in April, 1912. Amongst the passengers are Rose DeWitt Bukater (Kate Winslet) and her fiancé Cal Hockley (Billy Zane), the heir of a Pittsburgh steel magnate. Rose is less than thrilled at the prospect of spending the rest of her life with Hockley, and contemplates throwing herself off the stern of the ship, only to be persuaded otherwise by fellow passenger, barrowboy Jack Dawson (Leonardo DiCaprio). Despite coming from opposite ends of the social scale, the couple soon fall in love, but will their relationship be cut tragically short when the boat crashes into an iceberg?
Mystery drama directed by Joshua Marston and starring Rachel Weisz and Michael Shannon. Tom (Shannon) considers moving to a new state when his wife Ramina (Azita Ghanizada) gets accepted into a graduate programme. When the couple and some friends attend a dinner party, one of Tom's co-workers brings along a date who seems to be a ghost from Tom's past. Introduced as Alice (Weisz), the woman acts as though she and Tom have never met before but Tom knows better. When she abruptly leaves, Tom is compelled to follow her and find out the truth. The two of them venture into the night as Alice tries to explain what motivates her to constantly reinvent her own identity and Tom tries to understand this while facing the possibility that her reappearance has dredged up old and forgotten feelings. Will Alice finally be able to settle or will Tom be drawn into the promise of escapism? The cast also features Danny Glover, Kathy Bates and Erin Darke.
Big-budget remake of the 1951 classic sci-fi film about an alien and a giant robot who visit Earth. Keanu Reeves stars as Klaatu, the inhabitant of a flying saucer that lands in Washington DC after orbiting Earth. Along with Gort, his indestructible robot companion, Klaatu sets out to discover all he can about this strange planet and its peculiar inhabitants. Along the way he meets Helen Benson (Jennifer Connelly) and her son Jacob (Jaden Smith), who become his only real friends and end up saving his life. Kathy Bates and John Cleese co-star.
Dolores Claiborne (Kathy Bates) was accused of killing her abusive husband twenty years ago, but the court's findings were inconclusive and she was allowed to walk free. Now she has been accused of killing her employer, Vera Donovan (Judy Parfitt), and this time there is a witness who can place her at the scene of the crime. Things look bad for Dolores, the memory of the first murder seemingly confirming her guilt in the second. But when her daughter Selena (Jennifer Jason Leigh), a successful Manhattan magazine writer, returns to cover the story, the truth about the family's past gradually comes to light.
Kathy Bates and Jessica Tandy star in this drama directed by Jon Avnet. The film follows the story of how Evelyn (Bates), a bored housewife, meets Ninny (Tandy), an old woman who tells stories about her home town of Whistle Stop. The stories centre around two women who ran a café, Idgie (Mary Stuart Masterson) and her friend Ruth (Mary-Louise Parker), whose violent husband Frank disappeared. Evelyn finds inspiration in the stories and her outlook and life improve.
Woody Allen writes and directs this magical realist romantic comedy paying nostalgic homage to Paris, the city of love. Owen Wilson stars as Gil Pender, a Hollywood screenwriter who has recently moved to Paris to rewrite his debut novel. One night, as Gil drunkenly wanders the city's streets, he is offered a lift in a magic car that takes him back to the Paris of the roaring 1920s, where he meets a coterie of his favourite writers, artists and intellectuals. His experiences lead him to re-evaluate his life, love and work. The star-studded supporting cast includes Rachel McAdams, Michael Sheen, Kathy Bates and Adrien Brody. The film won the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay.
Romantic comedy starring Kate Hudson and Gael Garcia Bernal. Marley Corbett (Hudson) is a dying woman with a big fear of falling in love. Soon after being diagnosed with cancer, Marley meets her match in Julian (Bernal) and finds the prospect of losing romantic control much more frightening than death itself. The film co-stars Kathy Bates as Marley's mother and Whoopi Goldberg as God.
In the near future, nuclear missiles destroy the world and start a nuclear winter. Thanks to her family's private plane, Coco St. Pierre Vanderbilt manages to escape the destruction of Los Angeles with her assistant Mallory, her hairdresser Mr. Gallant, and his grandmother, Evie. Meanwhile, an organization known as "The Cooperative", selects young adults to save from the apocalypse, based on their genetic makeup.
Two of the selected, Timothy and Emily, are sent to Outpost 3, an underground base led by Ms. Wilhemina Venable. There, they are reunited with other survivors, including Coco, Mallory, Mr. Gallant, and Evie. They soon find that life at the Outpost includes strict rules and severe punishments and eighteen months pass with the situation and food supplies approaching a critical condition.
Then a man from the Cooperative, Michael Langdon, arrives and announces that he will judge who deserves to be truly saved and the inhabitants of the Outpost find themselves having to face sinister threats and deadly consequences...
Three horror films based on the works of popular author Stephen King. In 'Misery' (1990), sick of his 19th Century romantic heroine, Misery Chastain, novelist Paul Sheldon (James Caan) kills her off and writes a more personal, modern novel. When his car crashes in remote mountains he is saved by 'number one fan' Annie Wilkes (Kathy Bates), who adores Misery and has even named her pig after her. As she nurses him back to health at her remote dwelling, he realises she is not just going to let him go. In 'The Dark Half' (1991), novelist Thad Beaumont (Timothy Hutton) makes a healthy living writing pulp thrillers under the pseudonym George Stark, but is frustrated that his more literary endeavours continue to go unnoticed. Eventually he decides to dump Stark for good, but as soon as he does so, his friends and colleagues start to get picked off in grisly murder scenarios. Then, when the police discover Thad's fingerprints all over the crime scenes, the novelist realises that he has a dark side to his personality which is not going to be laid to rest easily. In 'Carrie' (1976), Carrie (Sissy Spacek) is a gawky, unloved teenager whose awakening sexuality is at odds with her puritanical mother's fanatical teachings. Physically abused at home and shunned at school, an unexpected Prom invitation seems to be Carrie's first chance at happiness. But when the Prom night ends in a vicious practical joke, Carrie's despair manifests itself in a fiery telekinetic revenge.
Woody Allen writes, directs and stars in this comedy drama. The film charts the events of a single night in a small European town during the 1920s. Kleinman (Allen), a fearful bookkeeper, is woken up by his neighbours who want him to participate in a mob search for a killer. Meanwhile, a performer named Irmy (Mia Farrow) who has run away from the circus stumbles across Kleinman as the two wander aimlessly through the night. The cast also includes Kathy Bates, Jodie Foster, John Malkovich and John Cusack.
Adapted from a Stephen King novel by Oscar-winning screenwriter William Goldman and directed by Rob Reiner, this chiller is a terrifying cat-and-mouse game played between two cunning minds... one as sharp as a tack and the other as blunt as a sledgehammer.
Novelist Paul Sheldon doesn't remember the blinding blizzard that sent his car spinning off the road. Nor does he remember being nursed back from unconsciousness.
All he remembers is waking up in the home of Annie Wilkes... a maniacal fan who is bent on keeping her favorite writer as her personal prisoner... for the rest of his ''cock-a-doodie'' life!
Just an oddball mama's boy who grew up on a farm, Bobby Boucher never wanted anything more than to quench the thirst of the dehydrated athletes who treat him like dirt.
But when Coach Klein makes the call that allows Bobby to finally stand for himself, it unleashes a torrent of bottled-up frustration...and exposes a talent for defense that transforms him from a meek "water distribution engineer" to the hardest hitter ever to roam the athletic playing field.
A comic murder-mystery. Grace Beasly (Kathy Bates) finds her placid Midwestern life turned upside down when her husband (Dan Aykroyd) walks out on her and her favourite pop star, Victor Fox (Jonathan Pryce), is murdered by a serial killer. She teams up with Dirk Simpson (Rupert Everett), Fox's secret live-in lover, to find the infamous 'Crossbow Killer' who took his life.
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