Set in the Old West territory of New Mexico, "Appaloosa" revolves around a pair of hired guns (Viggo Mortensen and Ed Harris) who come to clean up a dangerous town run by a ruthless, powerful rancher (Jeremy Irons) and his band of outlaws. While boldly bringing new order to the town, the two fearless lawmen meet a provocative outsider (Renee Zellweger) whose unconventional ways threaten to destroy their decade-old bond.
May 18, 1980 was a gloomy day for punk fans alike when Ian Curtis took his life. The English band, Joy Division, brought a unique sound that made a strong impact on the punk faction during the late 70s and Ian Curtis will be forever recognized for his key role in that. Although the band went on to become the group New Order after his suicide, CONTROL examines Curtis' personal ups and downs while with Joy Division that made a lasting impression on the music world.
CONTROL, a nine time film festival award winner, including three wins earned at the Cannes Film Festival, was directed by acclaimed music photographer Anton Corbijn and loosely based on Curtis' wife's book Touching From A Distance. It stars two-time Academy Awardr nominee Samantha Morton (In America, Minority Report), Alexandra Maria Lara (Downfall) and relative newcomer Sam Riley (24 Hour Party People).
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Ray Liotta ("Goodfellas") and Willem Dafoe ("Spider-Man 2") lead this all-star cast as two men from opposite worlds trying to come to terms with their troubled past.
Ian Curtis has aspirations beyond the trappings of small town life in 1970's England. Wanting to emulate his musical heroes, such as David Bowie and Iggy Pop, he joins a band, and his musical ambition begins to thrive. Soon though, the everyday fears and emotions, that fuel his music, slowly begin to eat away at him. Married young, with a daughter, he is distracted from his family commitments by a new love and the growing expectations of his band, Joy Division. The strain manifests itself in his health. With epilepsy adding to his guilt and depression, desperation takes hold. Surrendering to the weight on his shoulders, Ian's tortured soul consumes him.
Ray Liotta ("Goodfellas") and Willem Dafoe ("Spider-Man 2") lead this all-star cast as two men from opposite worlds trying to come to terms with their troubled past. Liotta plays Lee Ray Oliver, a violent sociopath who is granted a second chance at life when Dr. Copeland (Dafoe), a pioneering scientist, offers him an experimental behavioral drug that promises to suppress his violent nature. When Lee Ray's newfound life begins, he is continually haunted by his murderous past. Searching for redemption, he falls in love with Teresa, his beautiful yet cautious co-worker played by Michelle Rodriguez ("S.W.A.T.," "Girlfight"). Life begins to take on new meaning until the experimental drug starts triggering side effects and Lee Ray's criminal past comes back to life. Will he kill again? Or will he finally gain control?
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