William H Macy
1) The Deal
A down-and-out film producer agrees to make his nephew's film about 19th century English statesman Benjamin Disraeli, but can only get financing if he casts a well-known action star. Production is halted however, when the lead actor is kidnapped, so the producer hatches a scheme with a struggling creative executive to save the star and the movie.
After visiting a fortune teller, Edmond realizes his life is not the one he desires. He decides to flee his previous existence and pursue a new life. Edmond meets a man in a bar who gives his advice that launches a series of mishaps that ultimately guide him through the search for his humanity.
In 1963, three enterprising, middle-class friends from southern California planned the impossible: the kidnapping of Frank Sinatra, Jr. Minute by minute, misstep by misstep, this is the fascinating recreation of a swinging true crime that turned a budding young singer into one of the most famous hostages in history.
What's George's favorite place to go for adventure? The library! George loves to read, because in books you can be a pirate, a spaceman, even a robot! Or learn about photography, strange animals and how to make it snow. What better place for the world's most curious monkey? Each with a companion segment starring real kids.
"Bob Maconel [is] a bullied office drone with hate in his heart, voices in his head, and a loaded gun in his desk drawer. When a bizarre twist turns him into an instant hero, Bob begins a tender relationship with a disabled co-worker who asks Bob for the ultimate favor."--Container.
Explores from the Native point of view the complex story of the role that the Native American code talkers and the Navajo language played in secret communications during World War II. No cryptography system proved as effective during the war as did the use of Navajo code talkers using their tribal language to transmit military communiques. Countless American lives were saved because of the service of these brave young Native American Marines.
In this award-winning film, a kidnapped mother (Brie Larson) and son (Jacob Tremblay) make a daring escape and experience a dramatic homecoming. Based on the best-selling novel ROOM is a riveting look at the power of imagination and unstoppable force of a mother’s love. Brie Larson won an **Oscar,** **Golden Globe,** **Film Independent Spirit Award** and **BAFTA** for her performance. "*This is one of the best movies of the decade.*"- Richard Roeper,...
A saccharine-sweet car salesman in a small Minnesota town is heavily in debt, but he has a plan: he'll go to Fargo, ND, and hire two thugs to kidnap his wife, in a scheme to collect a hefty ransom from his wealthy father-in-law. However, the plan goes awry, and the local Police Chief, coffee-drinking, parka-wearing, and extremely pregnant, will stop at nothing to get her man.
Michael 'Mick' Haller is a slick, charismatic Los Angeles criminal defense attorney who operates out of the back of his Lincoln Town Car. Having spent most of his career defending petty, gutter-variety criminals, Mick unexpectedly lands the case of a lifetime. However, what initially appears to be a straightforward case with a big money payoff swiftly develops into a deadly match between two masters of manipulation and a crisis of conscience for Haller....
Based on a true story. A half-blind ex-prizefighter and mustang breaker team up with a millionaire and his rough-hewn, undersized horse, Seabiscuit. The men bring Seabiscuit to incredible heights, helping to turn a long shot into a legend. Eventually, Seabiscuit earns Horse of the Year honors in 1938.
School days are here again and Curious George can't wait to go! There's so much to learn and do at school, and friends to meet, too. Come along with George in eight fun-filled episodes of his PBS Kids TV series as he discovers that you can learn new things at school, at home, and everywhere. Each segment stars real kids in a school setting.
15) The sessions
Paralyzed and confined to an iron lung since childhood, poet-journalist Mark O'Brien has overcome adversity time and time again. But now, at age 38, he faces his toughest challenge yet: losing his virginity. With the help of a beautiful therapist, a sympathetic priest, and his own unbridled sense of optimism and humor, Mark embarks on an extraordinary personal journey to discover the wondrous pleasures that make life worth living.
16) The wind rises
Jiro dreams of flying and designing beautiful airplanes, inspired by the famous Italian aeronautical designer Caproni. Nearsighted from a young age and unable to be a pilot, Jiro joins a major Japanese engineering company in 1927 and becomes one of the world's most innovative and accomplished airplane designers. Jiro meets and falls in love with Nahoko, and grows and cherishes his friendship with his colleague Honjo. The film chronicles much of his...
17) The maiden heist
Charles, Roger, and George are museum security guards who take their jobs very seriously. But when they learn their favorite artworks are being sent to another museum, they concoct a plan to switch the real masterpieces with fakes. All goes well until a mistake forces these first-time thieves into a last-minute escapade.
18) Mystery men
A group of would-be superheroes with questionable abilities find themselves looking for a way to make headlines and achieve success and fame. When the city's favorite hero, Captain Amazing, is kidnapped by his arch enemy, the evil Casanova Frankenstein, the second-rate heroes seize the opportunity and band together for a rescue mission.
Sam, a former high-profile ad executive, is devastated by the sudden death of his musician son. When Sam discovers a box filled with his son's demo tapes, the grieving father's downward spiral comes to a standstill as he explores this unexpected gift. After mustering the will to perform one of the songs at a local bar, Sam meets and forms a friendship with Quentin a young musician. The unlikely duo forms a rock band that becomes a local sensation....
Once upon a time in the far away kingdom of Dor lived a brave and virtuous mouse with comically oversized ears who dreamt of becoming a knight. Banished from his home for having such lofty ambitions, Despereaux sets off on an amazing adventure with his good-hearted rat friend Roscuro. The two go on a very noble quest to rescue an endangered princess and save an entire kingdom from darkness.