Into the Woods is the imaginative, musical account of what happens when the lives of new and old fairy-tale characters dramatically and humorously come together. Cinderella, Jack (of bean-stalk fame), Little Red Ridinghood, and the Baker and his Wife set out for the forest on a quest to find “happily ever after.” Along the way they meet Rapunzel, a Wicked Witch, a lascivious Wolf, vengeful Giants, a couple of charming Princes, and their own destiny. With wit and wisdom, it is a parable about the loss of innocence, the joys and sorrows of adulthood, and the price paid for getting …
Samuel Beckett's existential tragicomedy about two men, Vladimir & Estragon, waiting for a mysterious man named Godot and the man and his servent whom they meet in the meantime.
A dishonored, masterless 13th Century samurai — a ronin — is reborn into the corrupt and computerized New York City of the 21st Century with one last chance for redemption. It is here, on this bleak and decaying battleground, that he will at last come face to face with the reincarnation of his master's killer — the ancient demon Agat — settle ancient debts, and fight for the soul of a dying civilization.
John Constantine is a rogue occultist who is caught between heaven and hell and chooses to ally himself with neither.
At the opening party of a collosal, but poorly constructed, office building, a massive fire breaks out that threatens to destroy the tower and everyone in it. Together, an experienced fire chief and an architect must brave the fire and save the hundreds of innocent civilians trapped on the top floor of the 300 floor skyscraper. A remake of the 1974 blockbuster.
Led by the pigs, the Animals on Mr Jones's farm revolt against their human masters. After their victory they decide to run the farm themselves on egalitarian principles. Inspired by the example of Boxer, the hard-working horse, the cooperation prosper. The pigs become corrupted by power and a new tyranny is established under Napoleon. ‘All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.’ Snowball, an idealist, is driven out. The final betrayal is made when the pigs try to reconcile their relationship with Mr. Jones.
Ralph Roberts, an old man who had recently lost his wife, begins to suffer from insomnia. Soon, he starts to see auras surrounding human beings and notices that his friends are suddenly becoming different. He also sees three little bald doctors in the homes of the dying, and Ralph suspects who they are. Now Ralph must battle a supernatural evil to save his sanity and have his questions answered.
The Contortionist's Handbook is the story of John Dolan Vincent, an abnormally gifted child with a proclivity for mathematics beyond his years. However, he also bears a rare deformity—polydactylism—and his genius is counterbalanced by a near absence of social skills and episodes of severe migraines. As an adult his migraines occur with alarming regularity, and his repeated attempts at self-medication send him over and over to the emergency room. He knows that to visit twice is to risk being institutionalized as a suicide risk. So, following each trip to the hospital, he draws upon his skill as a petty forger, …
Andrea Sachs, a small-town girl fresh out of college, lands the job “a million girls would die for.” Hired as the assistant to Miranda Priestly, the high-profile, fabulously successful editor of Runway magazine, Andrea finds herself in an office that shouts Prada! Armani! Versace! at every turn, a world populated by impossibly thin, heart-wrenchingly stylish women and beautiful men clad in fine-ribbed turtlenecks and tight leather pants that show off their lifelong dedication to the gym. With breathtaking ease, Miranda can turn each and every one of these hip sophisticates into a scared, whimpering child, and brings new meaning to …
Raised by a mother who's had five husbands, eighteen-year-old Remy believes in short-term, no-commitment relationships until she meets Dexter, a rock band musician who turns her rule-oriented world upside down. (www.sarahdessen.com)
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