Today’s New Release: THE GOOD NEIGHBOUR (a.k.a. UNTER NACHBARN)

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“How terrible not knowing what happened to your sister. I hope they get the swine. Just imagine! Leaving her like a run-down animal.” ~ROBERT GRAETZ (Charly Hübner) nonchalantly rubbing in the fact to poor Vanessa (Petra Schmidt-Schaller) that her sister Janine’s (Katharina Heyer) death was a senseless crime committed by a coward… *hint-hint* there, David (Maxim Mehmet), your kayaking trip is now officially SHITE.

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Today’s New Release: THE GOOD NEIGHBOUR (a.k.a. UNTER NACHBARN)

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          Winner of the *Award of the City of Lünen* at the 2011 Kinofest Lünen, as well as both *Best Actor* and *Best Screenplay* awards at the 2012 Málaga International Week of Fantastic Cinema, and a *Golden Camera* award in 2013, imagine if a serious and darker version of CABLE GUY starred THE DREW CAREY SHOW’s John Carroll Lynch, was all in German, and had a little FARGO sprinkled atop? With THAT cinematic concoction, you get a film that was nominated for a *DSP Award* at the 2013 German Screen Actors Awards, stars Charly Hübner from THE TRANSPORTER T.V. series, and an *award-winning* performance that should be dubbed “State Farm,” because like a GOOD NEIGHBOUR, Hübner’s Robert is THERE… like, always there… never moves, except to follow you. This is a film that proves that car CD’s are dangerous and obsolete, and if you don’t have all your favorite playlists via iTunes, you’re just going to end up killing innocent Euro-cyclists. Like “Sweetums” from the MUPPET MOVIES, Robert is just a big galoot that simply doesn’t wish to be left alone. He is weird, though, and watches folks in a most voyeuristic way, like through windows as couples eat pizza with forks and knives! But you can’t help but to think that Robert may be the innocent one, here. Sure, he’s clingy, but he was minding his own, dumpy self when David came knocking on his door. In fact, I believe David was the catalyst of death during the duration of these snowballing events! Well, either way, no viewer will sympathize with the dopey row-boater; Robert just looks like he’s doing “other stuff” with his hands, like, the whole movie. Personally, I believe that you should never trust a guy who watches nature shows on a Friday night while wearing a Polo shirt!

The 2011 Shanghai International Film Festival, the 2011 Montréal World Film Festival and the 2012 Razor Reel Fantastic Film Festival Bruges garnered this thriller much attention, and for a Friday night BIGSTAR movie, you can either go out with your weird neighbor and sideswipe some unknowing blonde while looking for a crappy techno CD you’ve had since college… or watch this. THE GOOD NEIGHBOUR (a.k.a. UNTER NACHBARN) is truly an OKTOBERFEST of SUSPENSE!!

Directed by Stephan Rick

Starring: Maxim Mehmet, Charly Hübner, Petra Schmidt-Schaller, Helmut Rühl, Rainer Sellien, Katharina Heyer, Peter Kaghanovitch, Henrik Zimmermann

Tagline: If He Wants To Be Your Friend, Run Away!

For Love Of The Game: 6 Inspiring Sports Films

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Football season is well under way; Baseball post season has already begun wowing us; Hockey has hit the ice; and Basketball preseason just sprung into action.  Fall is one of the most exciting times of the year for you sports lovers.  So in celebration of everything sports, we’re streaming an almost endless collection of sports films in the BIGSTAR library – Starting with these six truly inspiring movies…

Oh and for you Soccer, Rugby and Surfing fanatics, we’ve included something just for you as well!

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A BAREFOOT DREAM

In the tradition of feel good sports films like Bending It Like Beckham or The Mighty Ducks, A Barefoot Dream is a classic underdog turned hero story about soccer.  The twist: these underdogs are barefoot Indonesian children – And their coach: an entreprenurial former soccer player trying to sell them shoes on a flexible installment plan.  Foreign and funny, heart tugging and action packed, A Barefoot Dream will truly have you cheering from your couch rooting on these amazing characters.

 

 

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FOREVER STRONG

A truly inspiring sports drama, Forever Strong is a film that was 21 years in the making. Depicting the life of a young Highland Rugby player and his evolution from a delinquency to maturity, the events portrayed in this movie were based on actual events. Unusually, the main characters are actually based on, and named after, real players, coaches and family members. Part coming of age story, part redemption story, Forever Strong captivates the viewer with the intensity of the rugby sport and the intensity of the people who play it.

 

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FATHERS OF THE SPORT

Featuring a stunning list of NBA legends such as: Wilt Chamberlain, Julius Irving, Jackie Jackson and many more, Fathers of the Sport is in part a definitive chronicle of basketball’s evolution in the United States and part social-racial commentary. Indeed, the beauty of this documentary is that it highlights the interconnectedness of the nation’s racial healing with the camaraderie and admiration of this beloved American sport. Truly enlightening, if you aren’t already a basketball fan, you will be after watching Fathers of the Sport.

 

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NOT TILL THE FAT LADY SINGS

Legendary sportscaster Jim McKay calls the plays in this amazing sports show that has highlights of twenty sports events that had fans on the edge of their chairs.  And you will be too, as you witness highlights of professional sports championships, college matches, and Olympic Games that weren’t decided until the final minutes, sometimes the closing seconds, or even the shot at the buzzer.  This is a real nail biter!  You’ll witness “the shot heard round the world,” when Bobby Thomson ripped a three-run homer in the 9th inning to win the pennant for Giants at Ebbets Field in Brooklyn; Doug Flutie’s “Hail Mary” pass at the Orange Bowl; Franco Harris and his “Immaculate Reception” at the AFC play-off; the “miracle on ice” at the Munich Olympics; Michael Jordan’s final shot at the NBA final with seconds left as the Bull’s won their 6th NBA title in a row, and many more classic finishes! vThere’s never been so much sports excitement in 60 minutes!

 

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DARK HORSES & UNDERDOGS: THE GREATEST SPORTS UPSET OF ALL TIME

Jim Lampley presents the most riveting upsets of all time that rocked the sports world. Baseball, basketball, football, boxing, golf, hockey, tennis, Olympic Games, and horse races are among the upsets you’ll witness like you are right there. Among the upsets are “Cassius Clay” (aka Muhammad Ali) slaying the invincible Sonny Liston, the “Miracle” Mets, and so much more!

 

 

 

 

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FINNSURF

You are covered with frost and it’s snowing.  A few minus degrees are multiplied by the freezing onshore wind blowing at 30 m/s.  A man changes into a 6mm wetsuit in the heavy storm, grabs a surfboard and heads towards the roaring waves.  The temperature of the seawater is close to zero.  It’s actually freezing outside!  FINNSURF is the world’s first Finnish surf film.  A world where life is a dream and dream is everyday life.  It’s just an insanely cold dream!

If You Like Sports, Then Watch This

Football season is in full swing, and if you are a sports fan then this one’s for you!

Witness highlights of professional sports championships, college matches, and Olympic Games that weren’t decided until the final minutes, sometimes the closing seconds, or even the shot at the buzzer.

This is for the Underdogs

Jim Lampley presents the most riveting upsets of all time that rocked the sports world.

Baseball, basketball, football, boxing, golf, hockey, tennis, Olympic Games, and horse races are among the upsets you’ll witness like you are right there.

‘Not Till The Fat Lady Sings’, A Best-In-Sports Documentary!

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Well it’s that time again!  Football season is about to start, Baseball is inching up to the post season, and Basketball will undoubtedly reconvene shortly thereafter.  End of Summer/beginning of Fall is probably one of the most exciting times of the year.  So in celebration of everything sports, we’re watching ‘Not Till The Fat Lady Sings’!…

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Legendary sportscaster Jim McKay calls the plays in this amazing sports show that has highlights of twenty sports events that had fans on the edge of their chairs.  And you will be too, as you witness highlights of professional sports championships, college matches, and Olympic Games that weren’t decided until the final minutes, sometimes the closing seconds, or even the shot at the buzzer.  This is a real nail biter!  You’ll witness “the shot heard round the world,” when Bobby Thomson ripped a three-run homer in the 9th inning to win the pennant for Giants at Ebbets Field in Brooklyn; Doug Flutie’s “Hail Mary” pass at the Orange Bowl; Franco Harris and his “Immaculate Reception” at the AFC play-off; the “miracle on ice” at the Munich Olympics; Michael Jordan’s final shot at the NBA final with seconds left as the Bull’s won their 6th NBA title in a row, and many more classic finishes!  There’s never been so much sports excitement in 60 minutes… Stream it instantly now!

Much More Than a Game

With the NBA Finals coming to a close, it is only appropriate that we share this great sports film.

Much More Than A Game takes the viewer into the lives of sports biggest fans. Over the course of this series we discover that fans come in all shapes and sizes but share a common passion.

They live, eat, breathe and sleep it. They know the ins and outs, ups and downs and no matter what, they are there every step of the way. They have their own sporting family traditions, icons and values that demand passion, dedication and commitment. They are born into it, it’s a way of life. Whether they’re screaming at a television, singing from the stands or travelling to the other side of the world, they are the characters that truly make the game.

 

Fathers of the Sport

With the Sweet Sixteen just around the corner, ‘Father of the Sport’ is a great way to refresh during March Madness.

The film tells the story of an American social culture embedded with racism, war, oppression, and poverty where these asphalt warriors escaped and rose above it all with a mutual love and respect.

This great movie really exposes the other side of what basketball really means. Appreciate March Madness that much more with this great sports flick this week.

March Madness Begins

Warm up for March Madness this week by watching a movie about “The Greatest Player Ever,” Wilt Chamberlain.

Follow Wilt Chamberlain’s career starting with the 1954 high school championship at the Philadelphia Palestra against West Catholic High School. Watch the skills of a young player who becomes the most outstanding basketball player in the world. See interviews and visuals with his high school coach.

Enjoy his 100 point game against the New York Knickerbockers that stands as the most outstanding achievement of any athlete. Listen to opposing players as they describe his amazing talent and athletic abilities that still seem unbelievable.

Warm up for March Madness with “Hoop Reality”

Get ready for March Madness wtih Hoop Reality.

Hoop Reality” is the sequel to the 1995 documentary “Hoop Dreams” and explores what happened during the last decade from where “Hoop Dreams” left off.

It follows the original basketball hero past his dream and into reality, examining where life has carried him over the decade, and taking a look at where he is today, as the torch gets passed to the next dream seeker.

Along the way he mentors and inspires the up-and-coming basketball star, Patrick Beverly, who leads his team, the Marshal Commandos, for the first time since the original “Hoop Dreams”, to the State Finals.

Just In Time For Basketball Season: ‘Fathers Of The Sport’

With the NBA preseason under way and the much anticipated regular season set to tip-off on October 30th, we bring you the documentary ‘Fathers of the Sport‘.  This film is directed by Xavier “X” Mitchell and stars basketball legends such as Julius Erving, Magic Johnson, Joe Bryant, Pee Wee Kirkland, Penny Marshall, Earl Monroe, Bill Russell, and James Fly Williams.

Fathers of the Sport‘ tells the story of an American social culture embedded with racism, war, oppression, and poverty where these asphalt warriors escaped and rose above it all with a mutual love and respect.