Tired of the dreary wet London weather Bean packs up his suitcase and camcorder to head to Cannes for some sun on the beach. Ah'vacation. But his trip doesn't go as smoothly as he had hoped when the bumbling Bean falls face first into a series of mishaps and fortunate coincidences far-fetched enough to make his own avant-garde film. Wrongly thought to be both kidnapper and acclaimed filmmaker he has some serious explaining to do after wreaking havoc across the French countryside and arriving at his vacation spot with a Romanian filmmaker's precocious son and an aspiring actress in tow. Will Bean be arrested by the gendarmes or end up winning the Palme d'Or?
Sometimes there's a man well he's the man for his time and place. He fits right in there. And that's the Dude. The Dude from Los Angeles. And even if he's a lazy man - and the Dude was most certainly that. Quite possibly the laziest in all of Los Angeles County which would place him high in the runnin' for laziest worldwide. Sometimes there's a man sometimes there's a man. Well I lost my train of thought here. But... aw hell. I've done introduced it enough. - The Stranger (Sam Elliott). 'The Dude' Jeff Lebowski (Jeff Bridges) is unemployed and as laid-back as they come. That is until he becomes a victim of mistaken identity when two thugs break into his apartment with the errant belief that they're strong-arming Jeff Lebowski - the Pasadena millionaire. In the hope of getting a replacement for his soiled carpet 'the Dude' pays a visit to his wealthy namesake... It's not long before 'The Dude' and his psychopathic buddy Walter Sobchak (John Goodman) are drawn into a labyrinthine plot of extortion embezzlement sex dope German Nihilists White Russians mysterious cowboys Shomer Shabbos bowling and severed toes... Envisaged as a homage to the musicals of Busby Berkley Robert Altman's The Long Goodbye (adapted from Raymond Chandler's novel) and the ritual of bowling The Big Lebowski has developed a massive cult-following with its hilarious dialogue and quirky characters. Apparently the script was written with Jeff Bridges John Goodman and Sam Elliott in mind... Jeff Bridges even went as far as to say he could have turned out like 'The Dude' had he not been born into the movie business... Sounds good to us man!
A macabre mix of humor and horror that shot director John Landis to fame. This classic horror/comedy tells the beastly tale of two American youths David and Jack (Naughton and Dunne) whose European adventure turns to terror after they are attacked by a werewolf. One of the travelers is killed but the other's fate is worse than death as every full moon now seems to bring out the beast in him.
In the sleepy little town of Fairwater a monstrous evil has awakened... An evil so powerful its reach extends beyond the grave. Director Peter Jackson and executive Producer Robert Zemeckis unleash a riveting thriller with the most spectacular special effects this side of the hereafter. For Frank Bannister (Michael J Fox) death is a great way to make a living: ridding haunted houses of their unwelcome guests. But he's in cahoots with the very ghosts he promises to evict! It's the perfect scam... Until Frank finds himself at the centre of a dark mystery. A diabolical spirit is on a murderous rampage and the whole town believes Frank is behind it. Boasting music by Danny Elfman and co-starring Trini Alvarado Jeffrey Combs and John Astin this supernatural chiller is so fiendishly entertaining it's scary!
A romantic comedy. With zombies! Shaun (Simon Pegg) is not quite your average twentysomething. Lacking any real ambition and drifting along in a job that he hates he drives his long-suffering girlfriend Liz (Kate Ashfield) up the wall. Despite being a very decent chap Shaun suddenly gets a very rude wake up call when the undead begin roaming the earth (or London's Crouch End at least) and with the help of his slacker chum Ed (Nick Frost) he must save Liz and his dear mum from becoming zombies! Well that's if he can get out of the local pub...
Two women on opposite sides of the globe - Amanda Woods (Cameron Diaz) and Iris Simpkins (Kate Winslet) - find themselves in a similar predicament. Desperate for a change of scenery the two women meet on the Internet and swap houses for the Christmas holiday to discover if a change of address can really change your life.
Better late than never... Some may say 40 year-old Andy Stitzer (Steve Carell) has it all: a great job working at an electronics store; an awesome collection of superhero figures and comic books; friendly elderly neighbours who he watches TV with; and a few cool friends. However there's just one small problem... he's still a virgin! Once his co-workers find out about his secret they start a mission to get Andy laid ASAP! But nothing seems to work... until Andy meets 40 year-old mother of three Trish - a woman who doesn't want sex in her relationships!
The surviving crew members from NASA's Apollo missions tell their story in their own words.
Norbit (Eddie Murphy) has never had it easy. As a baby he was abandoned on the steps of a Chinese restaurant/orphanage and raised by Mr. Wong (Eddie Murphy). Things get worse when he's forced into marriage by the mean junk food-chugging queen Rasputia (Eddie Murphy). Just when Norbit's hanging by his last thread his childhood sweetheart Kate (Thandie Newton) moves back to town. Sometimes nice guys finish first!
First Came Love...Then Came Reverend Frank! License To Wed follows newly engaged Ben Murphy (John Krasinski) and his fianc''e Sadie Jones (Mandy Moore) in their quest to live happily ever after. The problem is that Sadie's family church St. Augustine's is run by Reverend Frank (Robin Williams) who won't bless Ben and Sadie's union until they pass his patented 'foolproof' marriage-prep course. Consisting of outrageous classes outlandish homework assignments and some outright invasion of privacy; Reverend Frank's rigorous curriculum puts Ben and Sadie's relationship to the test. Forget happily ever after... do they even have what it takes to make it to the altar?
The inspiration behind Darwin's theory of evolution the Galapagos Islands are a living laboratory - a geological conveyor belt that has given birth to and seen the death of many species of plants and animals. Presented in a pioneering new visual style combined with exhilarating cinematography this series examines the spectacular variety of wildlife and evokes the different characters of the islands. As the western islands rise up from the sea offering a chance of life the eastern islands sink back beneath the waves guaranteeing only death. Between the two are the middle islands; fertile lush land in its prime that contains an incredible diversity of life. Nowhere else on the Earth are the twin processes of creation and extinction of species so starkly apparent... see it all unfold before your eyes.
It's not easy being an ogre, but Shrek finds it doubly difficult for an ogre like himself to fill in for a king when his father-in-law King Harold of Far, Far Away falls ill in this third Shrek movie. Shrek's attempts to fulfill his kingly duties play like a blooper reel, with boat christenings and knighting ceremonies gone terribly wrong, and to say that Shrek (Mike Myers) is insecure about his new role is a gross understatement. When King Harold (John Cleese) passes away, Shrek sets out with Donkey (Eddie Murphy) and Puss-in-Boots (Antonio Banderas) to find Arthur (Justin Timberlake), the only heir in line for the throne besides himself. Just as Shrek sets sail to find Artie (as Arthur is more commonly known), Fiona (Cameron Diaz) shocks Shrek with the news that she's pregnant. Soon after, Prince Charming (Rupert Everett) sends Captain Hook (Ian McShane) in pursuit of Shrek and imprisons Fiona and her fellow Princesses as part of his plan to install himself as King of Far, Far Away. Shrek finds an awkward Artie jousting with his high school classmate Lancelot (John Krasinski) and, while Artie is certainly no picture of kingliness, Shrek is determined to drag him back to Far, Far Away to assume the throne. Mishaps and comedy abound, including a spell gone wrong that locks Donkey and Puss-in-Boots inside one another's bodies. While Fiona and the other Princesses prove they're anything but helpless women, Artie and Shrek battle their own fears of inadequacy in a struggle to discover their own self-worth. In the end, Shrek, Artie, and Fiona each learn a lot about their individual strengths and what truly makes each of them happy. Of course, it's the pervasive humour and wit that make Shrek 3 so side-splittingly appealing. --Tami Horiuchi
Created by home theater industry legend Joe Kane HD Basics is the definitive High Definition home theater calibration tool. It promises to improve your picture and give you an understanding of the concepts that are vital to getting the most out of your HDTV. Easy to use menu system 25 minute 'quick set-up option including an in depth description and explanation of how to use specific test patterns to calibrate your display Audio calibration test signals Descriptive text in the menu to help navigate each option A 90 minute overview of the basics of HDTV Introduction to the world of creating HDTV programs Audio commentary by Cinematographer Allen Daviau and Joe Kane.
The island of Iwo Jima stands between the American military force and the home islands of Japan. Therefore the Imperial Japanese Army is desperate to prevent it from falling into American hands and providing a launching point for an invasion of Japan. General Tadamichi Kuribayashi is given command of the forces on the island and sets out to prepare for the imminent attack. General Kuribayashi however does not favor the rigid traditional approach recommended by his subordinates and resentment and resistance fester among his staff. In the lower echelons a young soldier Saigo a poor baker in civilian life strives with his friends to survive the harsh regime of the Japanese army itself all the while knowing that a fierce battle looms. When the American invasion begins both Kuribayashi and Saigo find strength honor courage and horrors beyond imagination.
The railroad's bound to run right through the sleepy tow of Rock Ridge. Land there will be worth a fortune - but the townsfolk already own their own land. How do you drive them out? Send in the roughest toughest meanest leanest gang you've got... and appoint a new sheriff you figure will last about 24 hours. But that's not really the plot of Blazing Saddles just the pretext. Once Mel Brooks' lunatic film - many call it his best - gets under way logic is lost in a blizzard of gags jokes quips puns howlers growlers and outrageous assaults upon good taste - or any taste at all.
On the heels of 2005's blockbuster The 40-Year-Old Virgin writer/director Judd Apatow again mines hilarity from the relatably human in a comedy about a one-night stand with unexpected consequences! Allison Scott (Katherine Heigl) is an up-and-coming entertainment journalist whose 24-year-old life is on the fast track. But it gets seriously derailed when a drunken one-nighter with slacker Ben Stone (Seth Rogen) results in an unwanted pregnancy. Faced with the prospect of going it alone or getting to know the baby's father Allison decides to give the lovable doof a chance. An overgrown kid who has no desire to settle down Ben learns that he has a big decision to make with his kid's mom-to-be: will he hit the road or stay in the picture? Courting a woman you've just Knocked Up however proves to be a little difficult when the two try their hands at dating. As they discover more about one another it becomes painfully obvious that they're not the soul mates they'd hoped they might be!
Brad Pitt and Casey Affleck star in this western which delves into the private life and public exploits of America's most notorious outlaw.
Full Metal Jacket begins by following the trials and tribulations of a platoon of fresh Marine Corps recruits focusing on the relationship between Gunnery Sergeant Hartman and Privates Pyle and Joker. We see Pyle grow into an instrument of death as Hartman has foreseen of all of his recruits. Through Pyle's torment and Joker's unwillingness to stand up against it the climax of part one is achieved with all three main characters deciding their fates by their action or inaction. The second chapter of Full Metal Jacket delves into Joker's psyche and the repeated referral to the fact that he joined the Corps to become a killer. When his mostly behind the scenes job as a combat correspondent is interfered with by the Tet offensive he is thrust into real combat and ultimately must choose if he really is a killer.
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