From the visionary director of »The Ring«, »Pirates of the Caribbean« and »Rango« comes a psychological thriller that eerily gets under your skin through the director's signature haunting sense of atmosphere. An ambitious young executive (DeHaan; »Chronicle«, »Life«) is sent to retrieve his company's CEO from an idyllic but mysterious ‚wellness center' at a remote location in the Swiss Alps. However, he soon realizes he's trapped, and discovers that the facility has a more sinister purpose than just serving their patients' needs. When he begins to unravel its terrifying secrets, his sanity is tested, as he finds himself diagnosed with the same curious illness that keeps all the guests here longing for the cure.
This heartwarming, inspirational and crowd-pleasing drama is the incredible untold story of three brilliant female African-American mathematicians working at a segregated division of NASA at Langley in Virginia. The visionary trio served as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history: the launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit, a stunning achievement that restored the nation's confidence, turned around the Space Race, and galvanized the world. As John Glenn became the first American astronaut to orbit Earth, the three women crossed all gender and race lines to inspire generations to dream big. A well-made, uplifting and rousing piece of entertainment that celebrates some rather overlooked contributions from a pivotal moment in history.
Following the tremendously successful 2014 hit comes this highly anticipated, blisteringly fun sequel about legendary hitman John Wick (Reeves; »The Matrix«, »47 Ronin«). Stylish and thrilling, this next explosive chapter has Wick again forced back out of retirement, this time by a former associate plotting to seize control of a shadowy international assassins' guild. Bound by a blood oath to help him, John travels to Rome where he squares off against some of the world's deadliest killers. Lean, mean, and extremely violent, this sharp, bullet-driven bulldozer of a movie is all about the action, a beautifully choreographed ballet of bullets, knives and deadly punches.
The producers of Godzilla transport audiences to the birthplace of one of the most powerful monster myths of all in a compelling, original adventure. diverse team of explorers, played by a stellar ensemble cast, is brought together to venture deep into an uncharted island in the Pacific as beautiful as it is treacherous - unaware that they're crossing into the domain of the mythic Kong. The legendary Kong is being brought to life at a whole new scale by famous special effects studio Industrial Light Magic (Star Wars), with two-time Oscar winner Stephen Rosenbaum (Avatar, Forrest Gump) serving as visual effects supervisor. An action-packed, special effects-filled spectacle exploring the mysterious and dangerous home of the king of the apes.
Visually gorgeous and deliciously colorful, this modern take on the Hollywood musical from the Oscar-nominated writer/director of »Whiplash« follows dedicated jazz musician Sebastian (Gosling; »Drive«, »Nice Guys«) and aspiring actress Mia (Stone; »Birdman«, »Gangster Squad«) as they are drawn together by their common desire to do what they love in a city known for crushing hopes. But as success mounts they are faced with decisions that begin to fray the fragile fabric of their love affair, and the dreams they worked so hard to maintain in each other threaten to rip them apart. Nostalgic, celebratory, and utterly captivating, this deft blend of long-gone filmmaking style with decidedly modern sensibilities is a romantically fueled, comically fun, and symphonically sublime treasure.
Nominated for six Academy Awards, this carefully crafted and artfully conceived big-screen adaptation of a truly astonishing story tells an amazing tale that touches on the age-old theme of finding one's place in the world. After 5-year-old Saroo gets lost on a train which takes him thousands of miles across India, away from home and family, he must learn to survive alone in the streets before ultimately being adopted by an Australian couple. Twenty-five years later, armed with only a handful of memories and his unwavering determination, Saroo sets out to find his lost family and finally return to his Indian home. A beautifully told, undeniably uplifting story of courage and determination that is at once a moving tear-jerker and a satisfying crowd-pleaser.
The third and final »Wolverine« solo film, this highly anticipated, explosive adventure has Hugh Jackman returning as Logan in what is intended to be his final portrayal of the hero he has famously played for 17 years. Set in the near future, when the mutant population has shrunk and the X-Men have disbanded, the story finds a weary Logan caring for an ailing Professor X (Stewart) in a hideout on the Mexican border. But Logan’s attempts to hide from the world and his legacy are up-ended when a young girl named Laura appears, who possesses an extraordinary fighting prowess and is in many ways like Wolverine. She is pursued by sinister figures and a relentless pursuit begins, which forces a decrepit Wolverine to ask himself if he can or even wants to put his remaining powers to good use.
This intimate and haunting drama is the tender, heartbreaking story of a young man's struggle to find himself, told across three defining chapters in his life as he experiences the ecstasy, pain, and beauty of falling in love, while grappling with his own sexuality. Anchored by astonishing performances and the singular vision of filmmaker Barry Jenkins, »Moonlight« is a groundbreaking exploration of masculinity - a sensual, intoxicating piece of cinema that uncovers deep truths about the moments that define us, the people who shape us most, and the ache of love that can last a lifetime. The Golden Globe winner of Best Picture and nominated for eight Oscars, this is a remarkable, beautifully made, strikingly acted and powerful film that has something vital to say about black sexual identity in present-day America.
Ein Konzert der Band Rammstein auf Film zu bringen, ist eine außerordentlich schwierige Aufgabe. Den gewaltigen Sound, die Menge an visuellen Eindrücken, die Details und großen Gesten so einzufangen, dass auch die Kinozuschauer die Rammstein-Experience nachempfinden können: Wer das schaffen will, muss einerseits die unmittelbare Nähe zum Bühnengeschehen vermitteln, andererseits den Blick aus der Totalen, drittens die Aufregung des Dabeiseins - und die Musik muss brachial gut klingen.
Der Konzertfilm RAMMSTEIN: PARIS setzt hier einen neuen Maßstab. Während der "Made in Germany"-Tour drehte der gefeierte schwedische Regisseur Jonas Åkerlund im März 2012 bei zwei umjubelten Rammstein-Konzerten, die vor jeweils 17.000 Zuschauern im Palais Omnisports in Paris stattfanden. Der Film, der daraus entstanden ist, ist (mit 16 Songs aus dem gesamten Repertoire) nicht nur das bislang spektakulärste Bilddokument über die derzeit größte deutsche Rock-'n'-Roll-Band - er ist ein Meisterwerk des Musikkinos, das die Energie von Rammstein in ein einmaliges visuelles und sonisches Erlebnis fasst.
Celebrated filmmaker Martin Scorsese's (»The Wolf of Wall Street«, »Goodfellas«, »The Departed«) 27-year passion project brings Shusaku Endo's 1966 acclaimed novel to life with this religious epic set in 17th century Japan. The magnificent and masterful film tells the story of two Christian missionaries (Garfield; »Hacksaw Ridge«, and Driver; »Paterson«) who face the ultimate test of faith when they travel to Japan in search of their missing mentor (Neeson; »Taken«, »Schindler's List«) - at a time when Christianity was outlawed, their presence forbidden, and missionaries and converted Christians faced cruel persecution. A well-acted, beautiful and haunting meditation about spirituality and human nature that stands among the director's finest works.
Oscar-winning director Danny Boyle's (»Trainspotting«, »Slumdog Millionaire«, »28 Days Later«) clever and well-written followup to the cult 1996 hit reunites its original cast for a new adventure 21 years on. Nowadays, Renton (McGregor) is living comfortably in Amsterdam, a thoroughly modern European well-adjusted male with a nice secure job. But a personal and almost menopausal crisis brings him back to an Edinburgh he hardly recognises, where he must confront the demons of his past, in particular the three guys he ripped off after a drug deal at the end of the last film. Adding an intoxicating, emotionally resonant postscript to its classic predecessor, Boyle's much-anticipated sequel gets the tone exactly right, capturing the spirit of the original and making the collective nostalgia an integral part.
Disney's live-action re-telling of the studio's 1991 animated classic refashions the classic characters from the tale as old as time for a contemporary audience, staying true to the original music while updating the score with several new songs by eight-time Oscar-winner Alan Menken (»Aladdin«, »The Little Mermaid«). The magic adventure presents the fantastic journey of Belle (Watson; the »Harry Potter« series), a bright, beautiful and independent young woman who is taken prisoner by a beast in his castle. Despite her fears, she befriends the castle's enchanted staff and learns to look beyond the Beast's hideous exterior and realize the kind heart and soul of the true Prince within.