Cocaine Cowboys Reloaded (2013)
In the 1980s, ruthless Colombian cocaine barons invaded Miami with a brand of violence unseen in this country since Prohibition-era Chicago – and it put the city on the map. “Cocaine Cowboys” is the true story of how Miami became the drug, murder and cash capital of the United States, told by the people who made it all happen. First released in 2006, this extended version contains additional footage and scenes.
Director: Billy Corben
Genre: Documentary | Crime
Girl Rising (2013)
The movie tells the stories of nine girls from different parts of the world who face arranged marriages, child slavery, and other heartbreaking injustices. Despite these obstacles, the brave girls offer hope and inspiration. By getting an education, they’re able to break barriers and create change. Each girl’s story was written by a renowned writer from her native country.
iMDB Rating: 6.9/10 from 339 users
Director: Richard Robbins
Starring: Amina, Marie Arana, Azmera
The Hospital (2013)
Old St. Leopold’s Hospital has many urban legends surrounding it, but the residents of Bridgeport all agree on one thing: tortured souls roam its abandoned halls. The mystery proves too much for a pretty young student who decides to investigate for her senior class project. Unfortunately, she does not find ghosts. She, instead, finds Stanley… serial rapist, murderer, and psychopath. As the young girl becomes Stanley’s new pet, a team of young investigators descend on the hospital to “hunt some ghosts.” Stanley sees nothing but fun and games in his future. But, what Stanley does not know is that the hospital truly is haunted and the restless spirits there are not happy with what he has been doing.
iMDB Rating: 4.4/10 from 206 users
Directors: Tommy Golden, Daniel Emery Taylor
Starring: Jim O’Rear, Daniel Emery Taylor, John Dugan
Rock Star (2001)
Lead singer of a tribute band becomes lead singer of the real band he idolizes.
Genre: Comedy | Drama | Music
iMDB Rating: 6.1/10 from 28,539 users
Director: Stephen Herek
Starring: Mark Wahlberg, Jennifer Aniston, Dominic West
An ex-con, who is the unlikeliest of role models, meets a 15-year-old boy and is faced with the choice of redemption or ruin.
iMDB Rating: 8.1/10 from 982 users
Director: David Gordon Green
Starring: Nicolas Cage, Tye Sheridan, Gary Poulter
As a child, Ali Neuman narrowly escaped being murdered by Inkhata, a militant political party at war with Nelson Mandela’s African National Congress. Only he and his mother survived the carnage of those years. But as with many survivors, the psychological scars remain. Today, Ali is chief of the homicide branch of the South African police in Cape Town. One of his staff is Brian Epkeen, a free-wheeling white officer whose family was originally involved in the establishment of apartheid but who works well with Neuman. Together they have to deal with crime that inevitably exists in sprawling areas of un -and under- employed people, crime exacerbated by gangs, both local and from other parts of Africa. Their job gets even more difficult when the corpses of two young women are found. A new evil has been introduced in the city and a new drug has been introduced to its residents, including both murder victims. At the chaotic crossroads where brutality and modernization collide, the echoes of apartheid still resound in the shadows of a society struggling toward reconciliation.
Genre: Crime | Drama | Thriller
iMDB Rating: 6.4/10 from 480 users
Director: Jérôme Salle
Starring: Orlando Bloom, Forest Whitaker, Tanya van Graan
Beat Girl (2013)
For Heather music is everything. Following in her mother’s footsteps, Heather has always dreamed about getting into Juilliard and becoming a classical pianist. But all her dreams get shattered the day her mum dies, and her life suddenly falls into silence. Left with nothing but a piano and debts, Heather’s only option is to move in with her estranged father and half-brother. When her application for a scholarship is rejected, Heather’s last hope to see her Big Dream come true is swept away. Until one day she meets Toby, a hip and handsome music store owner who opens up a whole new world to her – the world of DJ-ing and dance music. Heather, who initially turns to DJing to raise some funds, is carried away by this enticing underground world, and her heart starts to beat again to the rhythm of a new life – and a new love. Heather eventually finds herself torn between two worlds of music and as her Juilliard audition approaches, time comes for her to choose. And for the first time in her life she starts questioning what it is that she really desires.
iMDB Rating: 4.4/10 from 43 users
Director: Mairtín de Barra
Starring: Louise Dylan, Craig Daniel Adams, Michael Higgs
When Blu, a domesticated macaw from small-town Minnesota, meets the fiercely independent Jewel, he takes off on an adventure to Rio de Janeiro with this bird of his dreams.
Genre: Animation | Adventure | Comedy | Family
iMDB Rating: 7.0/10 from 118,111 users
Director: Carlos Saldanha
Starring: Jesse Eisenberg, Anne Hathaway, George Lopez
Grand Piano (2013)
Moments before his comeback performance, a concert pianist who suffers from stage fright discovers a note written on his music sheet.
iMDB Rating: 6.0/10 from 2,758 users
Director: Eugenio Mira
Starring: Elijah Wood, John Cusack, Kerry Bishé
The Cure (2014)
The film is about a young female researcher whose life is in danger when she discovers the pharmaceutical company she works for had developed a cure for cancer many years earlier. They haven’t released it because that would destroy their chemotherapy drug sales. She must now escape and release the cure to world while the company tries to stop her.
Genre: Action | Sci-Fi | Thriller
iMDB Rating: 5.8/10 from 33 users
Director: David Gould
Starring: Gabriel Abreu, Gino Acevedo, David Allen