A collection of intersecting short stories set in early 1980s Los Angeles, depicts a week in the lives of an assortment of socially alienated, mainly well-off characters who numb their sense of emptiness with casual sex, violence, and drugs.
One clear summer day in a Baltimore suburb, a baby goes missing from her front porch. Two young girls serve seven years for the crime and are released into a town that hasn't fully forgiven or forgotten. Soon, another child is missing, and two detectives are called in to investigate the mystery in a community where everyone seems to have a secret.
Rich Bower is an up-and-coming star in the hip-hop world. Everyone wants to be around him, including Raven and her fellow upper-class white high school friends. The growing appeal of black culture among white teens fascinates documentary filmmaker Sam Donager, who sets out to chronicle it with her husband, Terry. But before Bower was a rapper, he was a gangster, and his criminal past comes back to haunt him and all those around him.
There is evidence to suggest that children are highly susceptible to paranormal phenomenon. They can see what adults cannot, they believe what adults deny. In 'The Messengers, a suspense thriller starring Kristen Stewart, Dylan McDermott, Penelope Anne Miller and John Corbett, the Solomon family has left big city life for a secluded farm in North Dakota. Soon after they arrive at their new home, 16 year-old Jess and her 3 year-old brother begin seeing ominous apparitions that no one else can see, and are repeatedly attacked by something from the other side. Now they must try desperately to warn the rest of the family before it's too late.
Cast: Kristen Stewart, Dylan McDermott, Penelope Ann Miller, John Corbett
Directed by Oxide Pang Chun, Danny Pang
Welcome to Hollywood, the place where dreamers come to dream and where the number of stars for a square meter is greater than in the night sky. But people living here do not always resemble the movie characters they so eagerly portray on the screen. In the extravagant villas in Beverly Hills you may find people with a guilty conscious and shady past, like a famous psychotherapist and star adviser, or his aging client and pretentious actress, or even a young millionaire who got to the top too fast and is now suffering from the consequences. Here you can find romantics whose dreams did not come true. In some cases the twinkle of hope is still visible in their eyes, while for others it was replaced by the darkness of desperation. Hollywood promises luck and happiness to those who are yet to come, but those who lived here for a while begin to see past the blindfold of dreams and smell the reality. They would say "Welcome to Hollywood, land of passion haunted by ghosts of the past, land of lust and blood".
A politically-charged serial killer thriller set in 1953 Soviet Russia, "Child 44" chronicles the crisis of conscience for secret police agent Leo Demidov, who loses status, power and home when he refuses to denounce his own wife, Raisa, as a traitor. Exiled from Moscow to a grim provincial outpost, Leo and Raisa join forces with General Mikhail Nesterov to track down a serial killer who preys on young boys. Their quest for justice threatens a system-widecover-up.