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Riz Ahmed
Born December 1, 1982 (age 36)
Rizwan Ahmed (born 1 December 1982), also known as Riz MC, is a British Pakistani actor, rapper and activist. As an actor, he was initially known for his work in independent films such as The Road to Guantanamo (2006), Shifty (2008), Four Lions (2010), Trishna (2011) and Ill Manors (2012), before his breakout role in Nightcrawler (2014), alongside Jake Gylenhaal. In 2016, he starred in the films Una... full bio
Venom
[2018]
 
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Movie | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller | 1h 52min
When Eddie Brock acquires the powers of a symbiote, he will have to release his alter-ego "Venom" to save his life.
The Sisters Brothers
[2018]
 
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Movie | Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Western | 2h 1min
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In 1850s Oregon, a gold prospector is chased by the infamous duo of assassins, the Sisters brothers.
The Night Of
[2016]
 
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Mini Series | Crime, Drama | 1h
After a night of partying with a woman he picked up, a man wakes up to find her stabbed to death and is charged with her murder.
Four Lions
[2010]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Crime, Drama | 1h 37min
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Four incompetent British jihadists set out to train for and commit an act of terror.
The Reluctant Fundamentalist
[2012]
 
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Movie | Drama, Thriller | 2h 10min
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A young Pakistani man is chasing corporate success on Wall Street. He finds himself embroiled in a conflict between his American Dream, a hostage crisis, and the enduring call of his family's homeland.
Ill Manors
[2012]
 
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Movie | Crime, Drama | 2h 1min
The lives of four drug dealers, one user and two prostitutes.
The Road to Guantanamo
[2006]
 
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Documentary | Documentary, Drama, War | 1h 35min
Part drama, part documentary, The Road to Guantánamo focuses on the Tipton Three, a trio of British Muslims who were held in Guantanamo Bay for two years until they were released without charge.
Trishna
[2011]
 
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Movie | Drama | 1h 57min
The story of the tragic relationship between the son of a property developer and the daughter of an auto rickshaw owner.
Shifty
[2008]
 
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Movie | Thriller | 1h 25min
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Shifty, a young crack cocaine dealer in London, sees his life quickly spiral out of control when his best friend returns home. Stalked by a customer desperate to score at all costs, and with his family about to turn their back on him for good, Shifty must out-run and out-smart a rival drug dealer, intent on setting him up for a big fall. As his long time friend Chris, confronts the dark past he left... see more
City of Tiny Lights
[2016]
 
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Movie | Crime, Drama, Thriller | 1h 50min
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In the teeming, multicultural metropolis of modern-day London, a seemingly straightforward missing-person case launches a down-at-heel private eye into a dangerous world of religious fanaticism and political intrigue.
Rage
[2009]
 
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Movie | Drama | 1h 38min
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A young blogger at a New York fashion house shoots behind-the-scenes interviews on his cell-phone.
Britz
[2007]
 
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TV Movie | Drama
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Two British-born Muslim siblings are drawn in radically different directions after 9/11.
Taking Liberties
[2007]
 
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Documentary | Documentary | 1h 40min
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An examination of the erosion of civil liberties that has gradually taken place in recent years.
Documentary | Documentary | 1h 20min
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The word Taqwacore is a combination of hardcore, a genre of punk music, and taqwa, an Arabic word that translates as "piety" or "god-fearing." The first to use the term was writer, journalist, and Muslim convert Michael Muhammad Knight. His novel The Taqwacores, about a group of young Islamic punk rockers, received a storm of recognition among young American Muslims and prompted the formation of various... see more
Out of Darkness
[2013]
 
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Short Movie | Drama, Short | 12min
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It's an an Independent Award Winning Short Film by Manjinder Virk. (Contains themes about war, death and loss)
Wired
[2008]
 
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Mini Series | Drama, Thriller | 3h
A single mom strapped for cash, Louise gets a promotion at her London bank, but at an unexpected cost. She quickly learns that the price of her promotion is entry into a criminal underworld she didn't know existed. She becomes involved with shady people trying to pull off a scam and she isn't quite sure who to trust.
Baghdad Express
[2008]
 
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Short Movie | Short | 11min
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A young girl working in her father's Arabic restaurant is forced to decide which comes first - her dreams or her family.
Rogue One
[2016]
 
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Movie | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi | 2h 13min
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The daughter of an Imperial scientist joins the Rebel Alliance in a risky move to steal the plans for the Death Star.
Nightcrawler
[2014]
 
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Movie | Crime, Drama, Thriller | 1h 58min
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When Louis Bloom, a con man desperate for work, muscles into the world of L.A. crime journalism, he blurs the line between observer and participant to become the star of his own story.
Jason Bourne
[2016]
 
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Movie | Action, Thriller | 2h 3min
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The CIA's most dangerous former operative is drawn out of hiding to uncover more explosive truths about his past.
The OA
[2016]
 
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TV Series | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi | 1h
Having gone missing seven years ago, the previously blind Prairie returns home, now in her twenties with her sight restored. While many believe she is a miracle, others worry that she could be dangerous.
Girls
[2012]
 
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TV Series | Comedy, Drama | 28min
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A comedy about the experiences of a group of girls in their early 20s.
Centurion
[2010]
 
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Movie | Action, Adventure, Drama | 1h 37min
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A splinter group of Roman soldiers fight for their lives behind enemy lines after their legion is devastated in a guerrilla attack.
Closed Circuit
[2013]
 
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Movie | Crime, Drama, Mystery | 1h 36min
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A high-profile terrorism case unexpectedly binds together two ex-lovers on the defense team - testing the limits of their loyalties and placing their lives in jeopardy.
Dead Set
[2008]
 
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Mini Series | Comedy, Drama, Horror | 2h 21min
Dead Set is a TV mini-series starring Jaime Winstone, Liz May Brice, and Beth Cordingly. During a fictional series of Big Brother, a zombie outbreak occurs, but the house-mates are unaware of the impending doom outside of the Big...
Una
[2016]
 
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Movie | Drama | 1h 34min
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A woman confronts an older man, her former neighbour, to find out why he abandoned her after they had a sexual relationship when she was thirteen.
Day of the Falcon
[2011]
 
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Movie | Adventure, Drama | 2h 10min
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Set in the 1930s Arab states at the dawn of the oil boom, the story centers on a young Arab prince torn between allegiance to his conservative father and modern, liberal father-in-law.
The Fades
[2011]
 
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Mini Series | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery | 55min
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A teenage boy named Paul is haunted by apocalyptic dreams that nobody can explain. As if that weren't terrifying enough, he begins to see spirits of the dead, known as The Fades, all around him. The Fades can't be seen, smelt, heard or touched by other humans. When an embittered and vengeful Fade, Polus, finds a way to be human again, it's up to Paul to stop him - and all of the dead - from breaking... see more
The 89th Annual Academy Awards
[2017]
 
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TV Special | 3h 49min
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The 89th Annual Academy Awards ceremony celebrates the film industry's best and biggest in cinema for the year 2016 with host Jimmy Kimmel, including awards for best actors, directors, songs, original screenplays and motion picture.
The Path to 9/11
[2006]
 
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Mini Series | Drama, History | 4h
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A television mini-series on the events leading up to the US terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001.
The 74th Golden Globe Awards
[2017]
 
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Documentary | Documentary | 3h
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Comic Jimmy Fallon hosts a celebration of achievements in television and film, with actors Steve Carell, Anna Kendrick, Sofía Vergara and Brie Larson presenting awards and Golden Globe winner Meryl Streep receiving the 2017 Cecil B. DeMille Award.
TV Movie | Reality-TV | 1h 29min
The 69th Primetime Emmy Awards
[2017]
 
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TV Special | 2h 13min
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The 69th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards will honor the best in U.S. prime time television programming from June 1, 2016 until May 31, 2017, as chosen by the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.
Freefall
[2009]
 
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TV Movie | Drama | 1h 29min
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'Diamond' Dave Matthews works for a ruthless firm providing mortgages to families denied credit, regardless of whether they can afford the repayments. Divorced City banker Gus sells lucrative corporate mortgages over the phone and literally has orgasms at his own success. Dave runs into old school-mate Jim Potter, a married security guard with two children and, under the guise of friendship, offers... see more
The Star Wars Show
[2016]
 
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TV Series | Sci-Fi, Short, Talk-Show
Weekly web series discussing all things Star Wars.
Off Camera with Sam Jones
[2014]
 
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TV Series | Talk-Show | 58min
Photographer and director Sam Jones sits down with the myriad professionals of television and movies, and other celebrities (great skateboarders, for example), to discuss their development before fame, their passions beyond their careers, and gives them a space to open up about their insight into their business and their own abilities. Filmed in black and white, with a few deep cushion chairs and sparse... see more
At the Movies
[2004]
 
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TV Series | Talk-Show | 30min
Following the 18-year success of their reviews on The Movie Show (1986), renowned Australian critics and film supporters David Stratton and Margaret Pomeranz take to a new show, where each week they review five of the latest releases - ranging from big budget flicks to independent Iranian films - always with their unique chemistry, and familiar style that has made them Australian cultural icons.
Documentary | Documentary | 1h 9min
Divided 10 segments: A Rogue Idea: A recount of John Knoll's idea and pitch for the film, looking at the early days of production, hiring Gareth Edwards to direct, Edwards' love for the series, and building a collection of characters. Jyn: The Rebel: A closer look at the film's main protagonist: personality, character history and what separates her from other protagonists from the Star Wars universe... see more
Documentary | Documentary
TV Series | Talk-Show | 1h
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'The Hollywood Reporter', in partnership with Sundance TV, holds round-table discussions with Oscar and Emmy nominees.
10 Minute Tales
[2009]
 
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TV Series
TV Series | Talk-Show
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