Search results for "Christopher Fairbank"


The Fifth Element (1997) RT 71% / Audience 87%

DVD release: Dec 1997

In 2257, a taxi driver is unintentionally given the task of saving a young girl who is part of the key that will ensure the survival of humanity.  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Fantasy • Science Fiction • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Luc Besson
CAST:  Bruce Willis  •  Milla Jovovich  •  Gary Oldman  •  Ian Holm

Batman (1989) RT 72% / Audience 84%

DVD release: Mar 1997

The Dark Knight of Gotham City begins his war on crime with his first major enemy being the clownishly homicidal Joker, who has seized control of Gotham's underworld.  (more)

GENRES: Action • Fantasy
DIRECTION:  Tim Burton
CAST:  Michael Keaton  •  Jack Nicholson  •  Kim Basinger  •  Michael Gough

Alien 3 (1992)

After escaping with Newt and Hicks from the alien planet, Ripley crash lands on Fiorina 161, a prison planet and host to a correctional facility. Unfortunately, although Newt ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Horror • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  David Fincher
CAST:  Sigourney Weaver  •  Charles S. Dutton  •  Charles Dance  •  Pete Postlethwaite

Cargo (2005) RT 67% / Audience 33%

DVD release: Oct 2012

A young backpacker gets into some trouble in Africa and stows away on a cargo ship heading to Europe.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Clive Gordon
CAST:  Peter Mullan  •  Daniel Brühl  •  Luis Tosar  •  Samuli Edelmann

Hamlet (1990) RT 76% / Audience 59%

DVD release: Feb 2004

Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, finds out that his uncle Claudius killed his father to obtain the throne, and plans revenge.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • History
DIRECTION:  Franco Zeffirelli
CAST:  Mel Gibson  •  Glenn Close  •  Alan Bates  •  Paul Scofield

Plenty (1985)

David Hare's account of a one-time French freedom fighter who gradually realizes that her post-war life is not meeting her expectations.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Fred Schepisi
CAST:  Meryl Streep  •  Tracey Ullman  •  John Gielgud  •  Sting

Valiant (2005)

Set in 1944, Valiant is a woodland pigeon who wants to become a great hero someday. When he hears they are hiring recruits for the Royal Homing Pigeon Service, he immediately ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Animation • Comedy • Family • War
DIRECTION:  Gary Chapman
CAST:  Ewan McGregor  •  Ricky Gervais  •  Tim Curry  •  Jim Broadbent

Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (2005) RT 95% / Audience 79%

DVD release: Feb 2006

Cheese-loving eccentric Wallace and his cunning canine pal, Gromit, investigate a mystery in Nick Park's animated adventure, in which the lovable inventor and his intrepid pup ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Animation • Comedy • Family
DIRECTION:  Nick Park  •  Steve Box
CAST:  Nicholas Smith  •  Liz Smith  •  John Thomson  •  Vincent Ebrahim

White Hunter, Black Heart (1990)

A thinly fictionalized account of a legendary movie director, whose desire to hunt down an animal turns into a grim situation with his movie crew in Africa  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Drama
DIRECTION:  Clint Eastwood
CAST:  Clint Eastwood  •  Jeff Fahey  •  Charlotte Cornwell  •  George Dzundza

Agatha (1979) RT 82% / Audience 54%

England, 1926. An American journalist looks for mystery writer Agatha Christie when she suddenly disappears without explanation, leaving no trace.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Mystery • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Michael Apted
CAST:  Vanessa Redgrave  •  Dustin Hoffman  •  Timothy Dalton  •  Helen Morse




Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011) RT 32% / Audience 54%

DVD release: Oct 2011

Captain Jack Sparrow crosses paths with a woman from his past, and he's not sure if it's love -- or if she's a ruthless con artist who's using him to find the fabled Fountain ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Fantasy
DIRECTION:  Rob Marshall
CAST:  Johnny Depp  •  Ian McShane  •  Penélope Cruz  •  Geoffrey Rush

Little Deaths (2011) RT Audience 28%

DVD release: Dec 2011

Composed of three disturbingly sensual and terrifying short narratives, unified by the twin themes of sex and death.  (more)

GENRES: Horror • Romance • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Simon Rumley  •  Sean Hogan  •  Andrew Parkinson
CAST:  Luke de Lacey  •  Holly Lucas  •  Siubhan Harrison  •  James Oliver Wheatley

Hanna's War (1988) RT Audience 75%

Hanna's War is the true story of Hanna Senesh, a Hungarian-Jewish WW2 resistance fighter, who would become Israel's "Joan of Arc". As a young person, she fled Nazi-occupied ...  (more)

GENRES: 
DIRECTION:  Menahem Golan
CAST:  Ellen Burstyn  •  Maruschka Detmers  •  Anthony Andrews  •  Donald Pleasence

Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) RT 91% / Audience 92%

DVD release: Dec 2014

Light years from Earth, 26 years after being abducted, Peter Quill finds himself the prime target of a manhunt after discovering an orb wanted by Ronan the Accuser.  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  James Gunn
CAST:  Chris Pratt  •  Dave Bautista  •  Zoe Saldana  •  Michael Rooker

Jack the Giant Slayer (2013) RT 52% / Audience 55%

DVD release: Jun 2013

The story of an ancient war that is reignited when a young farmhand unwittingly opens a gateway between our world and a fearsome race of giants. Unleashed on the Earth for the ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Family • Fantasy
DIRECTION:  Bryan Singer
CAST:  Nicholas Hoult  •  Eleanor Tomlinson  •  Ewan McGregor  •  Stanley Tucci

Masterpiece Contemporary: Lennon Naked (2010)

A profile of John Lennon in the late 1960s as the Beatles are set to fall apart.  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Edmund Coulthard
CAST:  Christopher Eccleston  •  Christopher Fairbank  •  Andrew Scott  •  Naoko Mori

Almost Heaven (2006) RT Audience 56%

DVD release: Aug 2009

A Canadian television director is hired to salvage an international fishing show in Scotland. The only hitch: his ex-wife is the host. What he finds in Scotland is love in the ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Shel Piercy
CAST:  Julie Cox  •  Alisa Cox  •  Christopher Fairbank  •  Erin Karpluk

A Waste of Shame (2005)

In 1609, William Shakespeare published a collection of 154 sonnets, creating what is arguably the greatest lyric sequence in English literature - and at the center of this ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  John McKay
CAST:  Rupert Graves  •  Tom Sturridge  •  Indira Varma  •  Zoë Wanamaker