The Dark Horse
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Director: Todd Solondz
Abe Wertheimer - an odious, purposeless, self-centered 35-year-old living parasitically with his parents (by choice) and working in his dismayed father's business office (avoiding work while scoping eBay for collectible toys) - meets Miranda, an equally pathetic but self-loathing social dropout who, having given up on life, masochistically accepts Abe's sudden proposal of marriage for a knowingly grim future she won't fight against. Along with projecting his own faults onto his father, his own jealousy for lack of success and accomplishment onto his younger brother, and wallowing in the blind support of his mother, it's just another aspect of Abe's unsatisfying life that he just can't see to improve. A long-overdue decision finally spins his insignificant life out of control.
Genre: Drama, Family, Sport
Director: Cornelia Duryée
The Dark Horse is a story of struggle and redemption. Dana, a ballet teacher, reluctantly returns to her childhood home to discover it is about to be sold. To save the farm, and the family, she must tame her mother's dangerous black horse, and ride him to victory in the year's biggest dressage competition.
Country: Ireland, USA, UK
Genre: Drama, Thriller, Biography, Crime
Director: Joel Schumacher
Based on a true story, this is about the Irish journalist Veronica Guerin (Cate Blanchett), a reporter for The Sunday Independent, who exposed some of Dublin's most powerful crime barons and drug lords in 1996. But later that year she was gunned down by assasins hired by the same criminal drug lords she exposed.
Country: Belgium, France, Sweden, UK
Genre: Drama, Biography, Romance
Director: Oliver Hirschbiegel
During the last two years of her life, Princess Diana embarks on a final rite of passage: a secret love affair with Pakistani heart surgeon Hasnat Khan.
Genre: Drama, Biography, Music
Director: Oliver Stone
Oliver Stone's homage to 1960s rock group The Doors also doubles as a biography of the group's late singer, the "Electric Poet" Jim Morrison. The movie follows Morrison from his days as a film student in Los Angeles to his death in Paris, France at age 27 in 1971. The movie features a tour-de-force performance by Val Kilmer, who not only looks like Jim Morrison's long-lost twin brother, but also sounds so much like him that he did much of his own singing. It has been written that even the surviving Doors had trouble distinguishing Kilmer's vocals from Morrison's originals.
Country: New Zealand
Director: Madeleine Sami, Jackie van Beek
Two women cynical in love, set up an agency to break couples up as a way to avoid letting go and moving on with their lives.
Country: Germany, New Zealand
Genre: Drama, Family
Director: Niki Caro
A contemporary story of love, rejection and triumph as a young Maori girl fights to fulfill a destiny her grandfather refuses to recognize.
Country: New Zealand
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Director: Matt Murphy
Pork Pie tracks the escapades of a trio of accidental outlaws as they travel the length of the New Zealand in a yellow mini, protesting conformity and chasing lost love, with a posse of cops and a media frenzy hot in their pursuit.
Country: China, USA
Genre: Horror, Action, Sci-Fi
Director: Jon Turteltaub
Five years ago, expert sea diver and Naval Captain Jonas Taylor encountered an unknown danger in the unexplored recesses of the Mariana Trench that forced him to abort his mission and abandon half his crew. Though the tragic incident earned him a dishonorable discharge, what ultimately cost him his career, his marriage and any semblance of honor was his unsupported and incredulous claims of what caused it - an attack on his vessel by a mammoth, 70-foot sea creature, believed to be extinct for more than a million years. But when a submersible lies sunk and disabled at the bottom of the ocean - carrying his ex-wife among the team onboard - he is the one who gets the call. Whether a shot at redemption or a suicide mission, Jonas must confront his fears and risk his own life and the lives of everyone trapped below on a single question: Could the Carcharodon Megalodon - the largest marine predator that ever existed - still be alive ... and on the hunt?
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Director: Andrew Davis
After his family is killed by a terrorist act, a firefighter goes in search of the one responsible.
Country: South Africa, USA
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Director: Roland Emmerich
A prehistoric epic that follows a young mammoth hunter's journey through uncharted territory to secure the future of his tribe.
Country: South Korea, UK
Genre: Action, Adventure
Director: Kazuaki Kiriya
A fallen warrior rises against a corrupt and sadistic ruler to avenge his dishonored master.