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Paradise Alley (HD DVD) | HD DVD | (03/11/2008)
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The Carboni Boys. They haul ice lay out stiffs and dance with monkeys. Sylvester Stallone is fighting the odds again this time in the wrestling ring. Cosmo Carboni and his two brothers dream of getting out of Hell's Kitchen (circa 1946) and into the big time. The exit signs point to Paradise Alley a sleazy private club where the floorshow consists of raucous wrestling matches with big purses. Stallone not only starred in and wrote this action-packed film he also made his directorial debut in this tale of three guys who could take anything Hell's Kitchen could dish out.
The Prestige | HD DVD | (04/06/2007)
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Are you watching closely? From acclaimed filmmaker Christopher Nolan (Memento Batman Begins) comes a mysterious story of two magicians whose intense rivalry leads them on a life-long battle for supremacy with dangerous and deadly consequences. From the time that they first met as young magicians on the rise Robert Angier (Hugh Jackman) and Alfred Borden (Christian Bale) were competitors. However their friendly competition evolves into a bitter rivalry making them fierce enemies-for-life and consequently jeopardizing the lives of everyone around them. Full of twists and turns The Prestige is set against the backdrop of turn-of-the-century London with an exceptional cast that includes two-time Oscar winner Michael Caine Scarlett Johansson and David Bowie. Based on the novel by Christopher Priest.
Becoming Jane | HD DVD | (10/09/2007)
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Jane Austen lit up the world with her words wit and wisdom. But her life too was stoked by passion and romance. In this film Anne Hathaway is Jane Austen a woman who believes in Love but is destined via her parents wishes to marry for money. But then Jane meets the dashing young Irishman Tom Lefroy (James McAvoy). His intellect and arrogance ignite Jane's curiosity and her world spins head over heels! In Becoming Jane a young lady on the first rung of literary greatness risks a romance that was to shape her life and her work!
Ray | HD DVD | (04/06/2007)
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Jamie Foxx stars in this biopic of legendary soul and R&B singer Ray Charles. Skilfully edited and with a keen eye for period detail the narrative weaves in and out of the past in an interlocking tapestry of the man's rise to fame in the 1950s and '60s. Growing up poor black and blind in the rural south Charles learns under the tutelage of his tough-love mother (Sharon Warren) to turn these handicaps into assets. With this training Ray eventually plays his way into a major deal with Atlantic records and earns icon status as an American legend. Along the way the high cost of fame leads him to engage in abusive relationships manipulative behaviour and struggles with drug and alcohol problems. This is a dynamite film for the music alone (Charles's actual recordings are used in the film) but Foxx's career-benchmark performance transcends Ray's biopic roots turning this into a piercing full-on character study: unflinching sometimes harrowing and ultimately deeply moving. The sheer joy of Charles's music comes alive in Foxx's movements and his character matures convincingly and powerfully. A stellar supporting cast is on hand to back him up every step of the way including Larenz Tate as producer Quincy Jones and Kerry Washington as Ray's long-suffering wife Regina.
Babel | HD DVD | (21/05/2007)
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BABEL is the crowning achievement in the trilogy from the unstoppable creative pairing of screenwriter Guillermo Arriaga and director Alejandro Gonzalez Innaritu, which also includes AMORES PERROS (2000) and 21 GRAMS (2003). Building upon its predecessors' method of weaving together disparate storylines, BABEL reaches new heights of ambition with a tale that, in the absence of traditional narrative and protagonist, relies on numerous incredible performances to evoke an affecting relevance by framing contemporary issues in very human struggles and mistakes. Richard and Susan (Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett) are a wealthy couple from San Diego who are vacationing in Morocco in order to heal after the death of their young child; their other two children are at home with their Mexican maid, Amelia (Adriana Barraza). In a complex shift of ownership to which the audience is privy, a rifle finds its way into the hands of a local herdsman's young sons (Said Tarchani and Boubker Ait El Caid), who recklessly take a shot at a tour bus and catch Susan in the shoulder, causing her to nearly lose her life. The distraught Richard calls home to tell Amelia of the situation, who promptly departs for Mexico to attend her child's wedding, with Richard and Susan's children in tow. Disaster thus multiplies, with the situation in Morocco ascribed to terrorists in the media, while Amelia meets with the harsh immigration policies of the Bush administration. Meanwhile, in Tokyo, a widower (Koji Yakusho) tied to the rifle in question attempts to deal with his memories and his raucous, promiscuous, deaf daughter (Rinko Kikuchi).