The film opens with hand setting individual lead letters in a press, adding ink, then transferring them by pressing them against a paper. This process (using a Linotype machine) was used by early newspapers. Here it is used to produce a single word - the title 'Helvetica'.The documentary follows the typeface from its humble beginnings in a type foundry located in Münchenstein, Switzerland. Type designer Max Meidinger and his boss Edvard Hoffman were developing a new typeface which would be invisible, one which would not attract attention - one which would convey information but not draw attention away from the subject being discussed. The new typeface was named 'Die Neue Haas Grotesk'. In order to market the typeface to the American market a new name had to be chosen. The word Helvetia was chosen. Helvetia is the Latin name for Switzerland. But since there was resistance to naming the typeface after a country, so the letter 'c' was added and the word Helvetica was born.Since then it was adopted by stores, corporations, mass transit systems, and became the standard for anyone wanting to convey stability, transparency, and overall readability. Up until Helvetica's development in 1957, street signs, company logos and print advertisements used whatever lettering the designer drew. By switching to Helvetica the companies/stores gained instant credibility. Helvetica conveyed a clean, corporate look without standing out.The 70's changed typography as youth wanted to distance themselves from the establishment. Changing types was one way to accomplish that. Helvetica was seen as a 'slick' type used by the establishment to communicate. People stopped confusing legibility with communication. Combined with technological changes (computers), type faces became more democratic. No longer was identity limited to standard typefaces. The documentary wraps up by making the case that new typefaces continue to be developed to express what used to be the exclusive domain of Helvetica.
Cast: Maika Monroe, Joel Kinnaman, Ryan Phillippe, Matthias Schoenaerts
In the City of Brotherly Love, eight-year-old Peter Flood helplessly watches on as his little sister is killed by a neighbor's reckless driving. Tormented with grief and resentment, his father finds revenge as the only solution, leaving lasting generational wounds. Thirty years later, Peter still wrestles with the guilt he feels over his sister's death and his father's vengeance. As he tries to distance himself from the criminal family business, his cousin, Michael, becomes more powerful in the hierarchy. Bonded by blood, neither man can escape violence as they are dragged further into a chilling cycle of betrayal and retribution.
John H. Groberg, a middle-class kid from Idaho Falls, crosses the Pacific to become a Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saint missionary in the remote. exotic Tongan island kingdom during the 1950s. He leaves behind a loving family and Jean, the true love of his life. Through letters and musings across the miles, John shares his humbling and sometimes hilarious adventures with "the girl back home", and her letters buoy up his spirits in difficult times. John must struggle to overcome language barriers, physical hardship, and deep-rooted suspicion to earn the trust and love of the Tongan people he has come to serve. Throughout his adventure-filled three years on the islands, he discovers friends and wisdom in the most unlikely places. John H. Groberg's Tongan odyssey will change his life forever.—Mary Jane Jones
Cast: Cary Grant, Sophia Loren, Charles Herbert, Harry Guardino
Tom Winters, a widower, is trying to understand and raise three precocious children alone. He gets a little unexpected help from Cinzia, when the children decide she is to be the new maid. She is actually an Italian socialite who is trying to get away from her overprotective father.—Brian W Martz
Corrie and Betsie ten Boom are middle-aged sisters working in their father's watchmaker shop in pre-World War II Holland. Their uneventful lives are disrupted with the coming of the Nazis. Suspected of hiding Jews and caught breaking rationing rules, they are sent to a concentration camp, where their Christian faith keeps them from despair and bitterness. Betsie eventually dies, but Corrie survives, and after the war, must learn to love and forgive her former captors.—Mark Hettler
Cast: Audrey Hepburn, Burt Lancaster, Charles Bickford, Albert Salmi
In post-Civil War Texas, the Zachary and Rawlins families are intrinsically tied together. Ben Zachary, the head of the family following the death of his father, Will Zachary, in Ben being the oldest son, and patriarch Zeb Rawlins are partners in a cattle ranching operation. Zeb's unassuming son Charlie Rawlins would like to court Ben's younger sister, adopted Rachel Zachary - something that doesn't quite sit well with Ben in he believing Charlie not worthy of Rachel - while Zeb's daughter Georgia Rawlins would be happy with any of the Zachary brothers, although she has her sights set on middle son Cash Zachary. Their world is upset with the arrival of an older man brandishing a saber. It is not the saber which is concerning, but rather the story that he is spreading: that Rachel is of Indian heritage, most specifically Kiowa. Regardless of the truth, which matriarch Mattilda Zachary knows, this story places a strain on the community who don't want a "dirty Injun" in their midst, threatens all the relationships between the Zacharys and Rawlins, and causes a division within the Zachary family, as the Zacharys try to protect themselves and their property against those who don't want Rachel there, including the Kiowa who want Rachel, one of their own, back.—Huggo
A mysterious diver hiding in Amsterdam's canal system embarks on a rampage of gruesome murders, terrifying city officials and leaving few clues for the city's best detective, who doesn't suspect that both his new girlfriend and twelve-year-old daughter may be closer than he is to finding the killer.—Blue Dragon
Cast: David Moscow, Agnes Bruckner, Arjay Smith, Scott Anderson
In 2004, the managers of the Meadow View Motel Gordon and Reece use room 6 to videotape the intimacy of the guests to sell porn movies. When the mysterious Mr. Smith checks in with a young woman, they witness the sadistic psychopath guest stabbing and killing his mate. The footage is a success and they decide to make other snuff movies with Smith. When Caleb, who is traveling from Chicago with his fiancée Jessica and his best friend Tanner, decides to rest in Meadow View, they have a nightmarish night and try to survive from the sick intention of the gang.—Anonymous
Cast: Sean Connery, Estelle Winwood, Janet Munro, Albert Sharpe
Set in the picturesque Irish village of Rathcullen, "Darby O'Gill and the Little People" centers around the life of Darby O'Gill, an aging caretaker known for his captivating tales of leprechauns and mystical creatures. Despite his advanced age, Darby remains an irrepressible dreamer, believing wholeheartedly in the existence of the little people.
One fateful day, Darby encounters the leprechaun King Brian, who is impressed by Darby's storytelling skills and befriends him. This unexpected friendship grants Darby a rare opportunity to enter the hidden world of the leprechauns, a magical realm filled with wonder and mischief.
However, trouble arises when Darby's conniving replacement, Pony Sugrue, schemes to expose the leprechauns' existence and exploit their treasure. With the assistance of his quick-witted daughter Katie, Darby must outsmart Pony and protect the leprechauns' secrets.
As the battle of wits ensues, Darby and Katie find themselves entangled in a series of whimsical adventures involving enchanted harps, horseback chases, and mesmerizing dances with the little people. Along the way, they learn valuable lessons about the power of friendship, the importance of family, and the acceptance of life's inevitable changes.
Filled with magical special effects and enchanting musical performances, "Darby O'Gill and the Little People" captures the timeless charm and rich folklore of Ireland. The film weaves a delightful tapestry of fantasy, humor, and heartwarming moments as Darby's encounters with the leprechauns challenge his beliefs and bring him face to face with the power of imagination.
Ultimately, "Darby O'Gill and the Little People" reminds audiences of the enduring magic that can be found in the everyday world, and the importance of embracing the wonders that lie just beyond our reach. It is a timeless tale that will captivate viewers of all ages, transporting them to a realm where legends come to life and dreams become reality.
Two female friends who hunt down and abduct an alt-right online cyberbully and troll. Under the moniker SnowflakeAvenger, he does his typical bullying of minorities, women, and LGBTQ people. Things become too personal for Eve and Bonnie as Luke bullied their friend so much that she commits suicide. So, for feminists, women, minorities, and LGBTQ people everywhere they decide to torture him on a live stream until things go too far.—Canon y mus
Cast: Juliette Binoche, Mélanie Laurent, Karin Viard, Sabrina Ouazani
The movie begins with Pierre (Romain Duris), a dancer and choreographer, receiving a devastating medical diagnosis that forces him to confront his mortality. As he struggles to come to terms with his illness, he reconnects with his estranged sister Elise (Juliette Binoche), a single mother who is trying to keep her life together while raising her two children.
Meanwhile, Roland (Fabrice Luchini), a pompous academic, is dealing with a midlife crisis and trying to win back his wife, while his brother Philippe (François Cluzet), a successful architect, is grappling with the fallout of his affair with a younger woman.
As the characters' lives intersect, they are all united by their love for Paris. The city serves as a backdrop to their personal struggles and triumphs, as they each come to a deeper understanding of themselves and their relationships.
Through its rich and complex characters, Paris explores themes of love, loss, family, and the beauty and magic of one of the world's most iconic cities. It is a moving and thought-provoking film that captures the essence of Paris and the many facets of the human experience.
A shark bite spreads a virus across the globe, turning the world upside down. Deep below the ocean, a group of researchers race against time to find a cure. Something has infected the lab technicians and it's a race against time to reach the surface with an antidote before they are all killed by themselves and the sharks lurking inside the test pool and outside in the ocean.