The Saddest Music In The World movie trailer - starring Isabella Rossellini, Mark Mckinney, David Fox, Maria de Medeiros, Ross McMIllan, Claude Dorge. Directed by Guy Maddin. Genre: Drama
Showered with awards and critical acclaim, this darkly comic Canadian series follows the fortunes of a dysfunctional Shakespearean theatre troupe, exposing the high drama, scorching battles, and electrifying thrills that happen behind the scenes.
Paul Gross (Due South) stars as Geoffrey Tennant, the passionate but unstable artistic director of the New Burbage Theatre Festical. Haunted by the ghost of his predecessor (Stephen Ouimetter), he struggles to realize his creative vision while handling touchy actors, a jittery general manager (Mark McKinney), a pretentious guest director (Don McKellar), and his own tempestuous romance with the festival's leading lady (Martha Burns). The backstage bedlam mirrors the onstage angst as Geoffrey directs three of Shakespeare's masterpieces-- Hamlet, Macbeth, and King Lear-- one in each season. Guest stars include Rachel McAdams (Wedding Crashers), Colm Feore (Chicago), Sarah Polley (Go, The Sweet Hereafter), and renowned Stratford Festival actor WIlliam Hutt in one of his last performances.
Rudi is frustrated, and 2bit thinks he has the perfect solution.
The Last Days of Disco, from director Whit Stillman, is a cleverly comic look at the early 1980s Manhattan party scene from the vantage point of the late nineties. At the center of the film’s roundelay of revelers are the icy Charlotte (Kate Beckinsale) and the demure Alice (Chloe Sevigny), by day toiling as publishing house assistants and by night looking for romance and entertainment at a Studio 54–like club. Brimming with Stillman’s trademark dry humor, The Last Days of Disco is an affectionate yet unsentimental look at the end of an era.
When Rudi's babies (her shoes) go missing, she'll stop at nothing to get them back.
Slings & Arrows: Season 1 clip - starring Paul Gross, Martha Burns, Stephen Ouimette, Mark Mckinney. Directed by Peter Wellington.
In a quest to find something she does well, Apple decides to write a play for her teacher.
A disparate group of kids get trapped at a snowed-in airport.
Rudi experiences extreme cigarette withdrawal.
2Bit hopes a sophisticated sex robot is the cure for Rudi's loneliness.
Peter Wellington's tale about legendary theatrical madman Geoffrey Tennant.
It's Christmas Eve and five kids have just been snowed in at the airport - and there isn't a parent in sight. "Unaccompanied Minors" follows awkward Spencer (Dyllan Christopher --"Seabiscuit," "Armageddon"), rich-girl Grace (Gina Mantegna -- "13 Going on 30," "Uncle Nino"), tomboy Donna (Quinn Shephard), geeky Charlie (Tyler James Williams -- TV's "Everybody Hates Chris," TV's "Sesame Street") and bashful Beef (Brett Kelly -- "Bad Santa," "Out Cold") as they try to outwit a disgruntled airport official (Lewis Black -- TV's "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart," "The Aristocrats") and reunite with their families. Using "borrowed" golf-carts, a canoe on a snow hill and the help of a reluctant flight attendant (Wilmer Valderrama -- TV's "That 70's Show," "Summer Catch"), these kids are about to prove the holidays aren't about where you are, but who you're with.
Snowed in en route to their father's house two "Unaccompanied Minors" Spencer and Katherine are ushered to airport's Unaccompanied Minors Room, a cell for stranded, parent-free kids.
It's Christmas Eve, and a handful of kids are stranded at a busy airport in the Midwest. The kids make the airport their playground and ultimately create a holiday of their own.
It's 1933 in Winnipeg and the Great Depression is in full bloom. Beer Baroness Lady Port-Huntly (Isabella Rossellini) announces a global competition to determine the saddest music in the world, and musicians from across the globe pour into town to vie for the whopping $25,000 prize. Sobbing Mexican Mariachis, dour Scottish Bagpipers, woeful West African drummers and numerous other grief-stricken ensembles give it their all. Down-on-his-luck Broadway producer Chester Kent (Mark McKinney) and his amnesiac girlfriend Narcissa (Maria de Medeiros) return home to his native Winnipeg as the United States entry in the contest. He soon finds himself embroiled in a family reunion as treacherous and twisted as the competition itself. Ultimately, a cataclysmic fire and the machinations of fate sort matters out for the sad characters and the denizens of the saddest city on earth. Part musical melodrama, part tongue-in-cheek social satire, Guy Madden's expressionistic film achieves a level of lunacy rarely seen since the Marx Brothers.
Isabella Rossellini is the owner of a brewery that sponsors a competition to find the saddest music on Earth. As musicians vie for the $25,000 prize, the world listens in on the radio.
The Saturday Night Live character gets a big screen treatment.
Yet another recurring character from Saturday Night Live makes the jump to the big screen in this comedy. Leon Phelps (Tim Meadows) is the host of a radio call-in show in which he dispenses advice on the fine art of seduction, for which he seems to have quite a talent - rather surprising, seeing that he's usually broke, nearly everything he says sounds crass and obvious, and he possesses a fashion sense that would have been gauche in the mid-1970s but seems just plain freakish today. After finally going too far during a broadcast, Leon is fired, but he receives a note from one of his former flames who wants him to come back to her - and is willing to support him in high style. This sounds just fine with Leon, except she hasn't signed her name, and now Leon has to backtrack through his numerous conquests of the past and figure out who wants him to work his love magic. Meanwhile, a group of husbands who've been cuckolded by Leon, led by Barney (Lee Evans) and Lance (Will Ferrell), are hot on his trail, eager to get revenge. The Ladies' Man also stars Tiffani Thiessen and Karyn Parsons as two of the ladies in Leon's life and Billy Dee Williams as the ultra-smooth proprietor of Lester's Straight-Up Lounge.
When her ex, Jeffrey, arrives with divorce papers in hand, Rudi smells a rat. She discovers that he’s trying to marry an elderly heiress – who not only wants Rudi’s husband, but her kids as well. The battle is on.
Struck by lightning, Apple becomes a miracle child complete with healing powers and followers, which Rudi embraces for all its perks. When Apple’s faithful become overwhelming, Rudi must searches for a way to disperse them.
During her attempt to quit smoking, Rudi invites a group of NYC hipsters to her house to “immerse” themselves in suburbia – while she immerses herself in their second-hand smoke. Dick brings home a new-age class pet and struggles to keep him alive.
Taking over Apple’s school play, Rudi replaces the cast and crew – including Apple. But when Apple and the other kids lose it, Rudi realizes she may have gone too far. Joel develops a crush on Rudi with a disastrous outcome.
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To avoid concerns that she’s on the prowl, Rudi invents a fake boyfriend. 2Bit provides Rudi with the newest in erotic technology, a Sexbot, that turns out to be more than she bargained for. Meanwhile, sparks fly between Dick and his new tutor Agnes Chu.
Threatened with exclusion from Apple’s sleepover circuit, Rudi hosts one of her own, but it quickly spins out of control when the nanny she hires kidnaps the kids. Meanwhile, Dick has a video game session that scares the crap out of him.
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Rudi hires an undocumented worker to tame her unruly garden. She marries gardener Salvador to prevent his possible deportation and Greg ends up deported. Bullied by Travis, Dick becomes a power-crazy, sugar-addicted Lemonade King who hits rock bottom.
Charles’s erratic behavior becomes more and more disruptive, prompting Geoffrey to consider replacing him. As tensions grow within the cast of Lear, personal and professional jealousies widen the rift between the Shakespearean actors and the eager young players in the musical.
Challenged with criticism of her inferior parenting, Rudi starts Apple on performance enhancing drugs that result in the best kid ever, until she goes off the rails. Dick and his chicken manage to win the school's science prize without any enhancement.
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Temporarily broke and hounded by Dick and Apple for the newest thing, Rudi resorts to extraordinary measures to earn a buck, while 2Bit meditates naked in her living room searching for inspiration for his next big hit, guided by his new spiritual guru.
When Rudi discovers that Apple is attached to the school vending machine, she moves “her” in as the new nanny, but she quickly becomes jealous and ousts Machine Mommy; all while Dick’s love-struck mail-order Humanzee friend wreaks havoc in the house.
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Rudi helps Sarah find some “me” time during school hours, unleashing a party animal who goes berserk and ends-up battling a world class Serbian snake fighter to rescue her son, all while Dick bonds with a prisoner out on work detail and winds up in jail.
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