Keyword: short story

Real Steel

Real Steel (2011)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 127 minutes Release date: 10/06/2011
In the near-future where the sport of boxing has gone high-tech, Charlie Kenton, a washed-up fighter loses his chance at a title when 2000-pound, 8- foot-tall steel robots take over the ring. Now nothing but a small-time promoter, Charlie earns just enough money piecing together low-end bots from scrap metal to get from one underground boxing match to the next. When Charlie hits rock bottom, he...
Thing

The Thing (2011)

Rated: R Runtime: 103 minutes Release date: 10/13/2011
Antarctica: an extraordinary continent of awesome beauty. It is also home to an isolated outpost where a discovery full of scientific possibility becomes a mission of survival when a creature is unearthed by a crew of international scientists. Paranoia spreads among the group of researchers as they encounter something inhuman that has the ability to turn itself into an exact replica of any living...
Birds

The Birds (1963)

Rated: N/A Runtime: 120 minutes Release date: 03/27/1963
As beautiful socialite Melanie Daniels rolls into Bodega Bay in pursuit of eligible bachelor Mitch Brenner, she is inexplicably attacked by a seagull. Suddenly thousands of birds are flocking into town, preying on school children and residents in a terrifying series of attacks. Soon Mitch and Melanie are fighting for their lives against a deadly force that can't be explained and can't be stopped.
Paycheck

Paycheck (2003)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 110 minutes Release date: 12/24/2003
Brilliant computer engineer Michael Jennings routinely has his short term memory erased, so he can't divulge any information about the top secret projects he works on throughout the year. For his most recent gig, he expects to receive over four billion dollars. Upon completion of the job, however, Jennings is given a filled envelope--not with a check for his billions, but containing random objects...
In the Bedroom

In the Bedroom (2001)

Rated: R Runtime: 138 minutes Release date: 11/22/2001
Matt Fowler is a doctor practicing in his native Maine and is married to New York born Ruth Fowler, a choral music teacher. Their only child, Frank, home from school for the summer, is working as a part-time lobsterman to earn money for graduate school in the fall. He is involved in a love affair with a local single mother, Natalie. As the beauty of Maine's brief and fleeting summer comes to an...

Sisterhood of the Night (2014)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 07/04/2014
Fairview, New Jersey, a suburban town that's as ordinary as can be, inhabited by church-going all-American families, is plunged into controversy when a teenage girl exposes a secret society of high school girls. It isn't long before many questions are asked about the Sisterhood, but its members hold their vow of silence, even as the community begins to believe the worst. Why are these girls...
2 Jacks

2 Jacks (2013)

Rated: None Runtime: 91 minutes Release date: 10/17/2013
Legendary film director Jack Hussar, notorious gambler and womanizer, returns to the LA scene to raise money for his next feature film. In one eventful night, he seduces the stunning Diana, attends some wild industry parties and narrowly escapes a brush with the law, all before playing a high-stakes poker game at dawn. Years later, Jack Hussar Jr. arrives in Hollywood to follow his father's career...

Boxing Day (2012)

Rated: N/A Runtime: 86 minutes Release date: 12/20/2012
Dolan's Cadillac

Dolan's Cadillac (2010)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 03/31/2010
A normally quiet middle school teacher, Tom, plots revenge against mobster Jimmy Dolan who murdered his wife to prevent her from testifying against him after witnessing an execution in the desert. Tom must rely on brains rather than brawn to find a way to ensnare his dangerous prey.
Love Comes Lately

Love Comes Lately (2008)

Rated: None Runtime: 86 minutes Release date: 06/12/2008
Max Kohn is a writer in his seventies who is increasingly haunted by his weakening body and ebbing sexual prowess. Asleep on an Amtrak train, Max dreams the conductor asks him if he sleeps with women anymore; the questioning becoming so intense and distressing that Max awakens, still disturbed by the interrogation. This begins a process where Max daydreams, flirts, longs for lost loves, dreams...
Far North

Far North (2007)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 09/29/2007
A woman and young girl have their barren existence disrupted by a soldier.

Mario the Magician (2008)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 11/05/2008
A friendly Italian shoe manufacturer arrives in a peaceful Hungarian village to set up a factory. Production quickly gets underway and the women in the village pounce on the employment opportunity, with one of them even falling in love with the boss. Unfortunately, this disruption of local life ends in tragedy.
Tell Tale

Tell Tale (2009)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 12/30/2009
A single father with a recently transplanted heart goes on a frantic search to find his donor's killer before a similar fate befalls him.
Drop

The Drop (2014)

Rated: R Runtime: N/A Release date: 09/11/2014
Lonely bartender Bob Saginowski facilitates the funneling of cash to local gangsters in the underworld of Brooklyn bars. Under the heavy hand of his employer and cousin Marv, Bob finds himself at the center of a robbery gone wrong and involved in an investigation that digs deep into the neighborhood's past where friends, families and enemies all work together to make a living, no matter the cost.
Stonehearst Asylum

Stonehearst Asylum (2014)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 112 minutes Release date: 10/23/2014
Christmas Eve, 1899. Edward Newgate arrives at Stonehearst Mental Asylum to begin his apprenticeship. Dr. Lamb takes Edward on a tour, proudly introducing his staff and patients, including Eliza Graves - a hauntingly beautiful woman whose violent aversion to intimacy has ensured her permanent residence there. As the days pass, Edward observes Lamb's modern methods. The "medieval" practices so...
C.O.G.

C.O.G. (2013)

Rated: R Runtime: 88 minutes Release date: 09/19/2013
This autobiographical film is based on the work of acclaimed writer David Sedaris. As a young man, David plans a summer working on a farm in the Northwest with his friend Jennifer. But when Jennifer unexpectedly bails on him, David is left to dirty his hands alone and jump into a series of misadventures that will take him to unfamiliar - and hilariously uncomfortable - places.
Midnight Meat Train

The Midnight Meat Train (2008)

Rated: R Runtime: 98 minutes Release date: 07/31/2008
When Leon Kaufman's latest body of work--a collection of provocative, nighttime studies of the city and its inhabitants--earns the struggling photographer interest from prominent art gallerist Susan Hoff, she propels him to get grittier and show the darker side of humanity for his upcoming debut at her downtown art space. Believing he's finally on track for success, Leon's obsessive pursuit of...
Everything Must Go

Everything Must Go (2011)

Rated: R Runtime: 96 minutes Release date: 05/12/2011
Nick Porter is a career salesman whose days of being on top are long gone. The same day Nick gets fired, for falling off the wagon one last time, he returns home to discover his wife has left him, changed the locks on their suburban home and dumped all his possessions out on the front yard. Faced with his life imploding, Nick puts it all on the line - or more properly, on the lawn - reluctantly...
How About You

How About You (2008)

Rated: None Runtime: 100 minutes Release date: 11/13/2008
Ellie is left in charge of an elderly residential home, and while most of the residents have left to spend Christmas with their families, four residents known as 'The Hard Core' remain. The Hard Core have become impossible to live with. In fact, their rude and objectionable behavior is so terrible that the home faces closure as potential new residents are put off by the Hard Core's appalling...
1408

1408 (2007)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 94 minutes Release date: 06/21/2007
Renowned horror novelist Mike Enslin believes only in what he can see with his own two eyes. But after a string of best-sellers, discrediting paranormal events in the most infamous haunted houses and graveyards around the world, he has no real proof of the after-life. But Enslin's phantom-free run of long and lonely nights is about to change forever when he checks into suite 1408 of the...

Bye Bye Sally (2008)

Rated: N/A Runtime: 15 minutes Release date: 11/29/2008
Life has been cruel to Sally Grimshaw and she has had enough. In a last ditch effort to save herself she calls a suicide hotline and is persuaded to come in and see one of their mental health counselors, Mr. Vincent, who has no intention of talking her out of killing herself. In fact, he runs a service that matches suicidal clients with potential hits. At first she refuses, but life is never going...
Brokeback Mountain

Brokeback Mountain (2005)

Rated: R Runtime: 134 minutes Release date: 12/08/2005
Early one morning in Signal, Wyoming, Ennis Del Mar and Jack Twist meet while lining up for employment with local rancher Joe Aguirre. The world which Ennis and Jack have been born into is, at once, changing rapidly and yet scarcely evolving. Both young men seem certain of their set places in the heartland--obtaining steady work, marrying, and raising a family--and yet they hunger for something...
Otets

Otets (2007)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 05/02/2007
Depicts the struggles of a Soviet soldier returning from the front.
Crime is Our Business

Crime is Our Business (2008)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 10/14/2008
Lust, Caution

Lust, Caution (2007)

Rated: NC 17 Runtime: 157 minutes Release date: 09/27/2007
Shanghai, 1942. The World War II Japanese occupation of this Chinese city continues in force. Mrs. Mak, a woman of sophistication and means, waits for a call at a cafe, as she remembers how her story began several years earlier, in 1938 China: she is not in fact Mrs. Mak, but shy Wong Chia Chi. With WWII underway, Wong has been left behind by her father, who has escaped to England. As a freshman...