The acclaimed 1982 BBC adaptation of Anthony Trollope's novels. The community of Barchester is shaken from its cosy complacency when a newspaper's crusade against the Church of England's practice of self-enrichment misfires. Overnight Rev. Harding (Donald Pleasence) becomes a pawn in a battle between his younger daughter's beau John Bold (David Gwillim) and his older daughter's husband. Little do they realise that the worst is yet to come until a regime change delivers Barcheste
Prepare for the Final Battle!Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part 2, is the final adventure in the Harry Potter film series. The much-anticipated motion picture event is the second of two full-length parts.In the epic finale, the battle between the good and evil forces of the wizarding world escalates into an all-out war. The stakes have never been higher and no one is safe. But it is Harry Potter who may be called upon to make the ultimate sacrifice as he draws closer to the climactic showdown with Lord Voldemort.It all ends here.
First, J.K. Rowling's delightful bestseller, then an unforgettable movie: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone is sheer screen enchantment. At its center is Harry, orphaned, unloved, rescued, enrolled as a wizard-in-training at Hogwarts Academy and as his telltale forehead scar shows, destined for great things. Enter into the world of Hogwarts and experience the rich characters, lavish surroundings, wizardly tools and customs, the high-flying sport of Quidditch ... and much more beyond imagining. For the most magic ever to visit your house, see you on Platform 9-3/4!
Cars fly, trees fight back and a mysterious elf comes to warn Harry Potter at the start of the second year of his amazing journey into the world of wizardry. This year at Hogwarts, spiders talk, letters scold and Harry's own unsettling ability to speak to snakes turns his friends against him. From dueling clubs to rogue Bludgers, it's a year of adventure and danger when bloody writing on a wall announces: The Chamber of Secrets has been opened. To save Hogwarts will require all of Harry, Ron and Hermione's magical abilities and courage in this spellbinding adaptation of J.K. Rowling's second book. Get ready to be amused and petrified as Harry Potter shows he's more than a wizard, he's a hero!
Truly Madly Deeply is an intelligent, moving, and deeply funny story about love and death. Nina (Juliet Stevenson), a scatterbrained professional translator, has lost the love of her life, Jamie (Alan Rickman). As her life (and her flat) slowly falls to pieces, she is inundated with an endless stream of repairmen and eligible suitors. But rather than go on with life, Nina dwells on her dead love, slumped at her piano, endlessly playing half of a Bach duet. Then, in a truly magical sequence, his cello suddenly joins her melody... and Jamie's back from the dead. At first it's bliss--think of the superficially similar blockbuster Ghost, only with real people instead of pretty faces Demi Moore and Patrick Swayze. But Nina gradually realises it's a thoroughly real Jamie who's back; complete with every annoying, argumentative fault she'd conveniently forgotten. (He might be dead, he explains, but he still attends political meetings.) Moreover, he has to hide whenever any of the living are around. And he's constantly ice-cold. And he invites his dead pals to her place at all hours. What's a living woman to do? Director Anthony Minghella went on to create the melodramatic period piece The English Patient--but in this film, he shows a far more sensitive, subtle touch. The photography is brilliant, capturing the simple beauties of suburban London. And the wonderfully acted characters, quirky and all too real, will keep you laughing--and always guessing what will happen next.--Grant Balfour, Amazon.com
Kevin Costner's lousy English accent is a small obstacle in this often exciting version of the Robin Hood fable. That aside, it's refreshing to have a preface to the old story in which we meet the robber hero of Sherwood Forest as a soldier in King Richard's Crusades, coming home to find his people under siege from the cruelties of the Sheriff of Nottingham (Alan Rickman). After Robin and his community of outcasts and fighters take to the trees, director Kevin Reynolds (Fandango, 187) is on more familiar narrative ground, and he goes for the gusto with lots of original action (Robin shoots two arrows simultaneously from his bow in two directions). Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, as Marion, makes a convincing damsel in distress and Morgan Freeman brings dignity to his role as Robin's Moor friend. Alan Rickman, however, gets the most attention for his scene-chewing role as the rotten sheriff, an almost campy performance that is highly entertaining but perhaps a little out of sorts with the rest of the film. --Tom Keogh
An ensemble comedy from the makers of "Notting Hill" following a whole host of separate but intertwining stories of love in London.
Michael Collins tells the powerful, turbulent story of one of Ireland's most controversial patriots and revolutionary heroes, known as The Lion Of Ireland', who leads his countrymen in their fight for independence. Set in the early 20th century, when a monumental history of oppression and bloodshed had divided Ireland and its people, the film covers the bloody 1916 Easter Uprising, when Irish revolutionaries surrendered to the overwhelming military power of the British forces and Collins was arrested. Upon his release, he takes leadership of the Irish independence movement and strives to create a free and peaceful country.
Die HardHigh above the city of L.A. a team of terrorists has seized a building taken hostages and declared war. One man has managed to escape. An off-duty cop hiding somewhere inside. He's alone tired... and the only chance anyone has got.New York detective John McClane played by Bruce Willis (The Sixth Sense 12 Monkeys) is on his way to LA to see his wife and children. His plans must quickly change however when a terrorist cell led by Hans Gruber (played with excellent villainy by Allan Rickman) seizes the high-rise McClane's wife works in leaving him no choice but to go in and try to save the day in this the original prototypical modern action thriller. Die Hard 2On a snowy Christmas Eve in the nation's capital a team of terrorists has seized a major international airport and now holds thousands of holiday travellers' hostage. The terrorists a renegade band of crack military commandos led by a murderous rogue officer (William Sadler) have come to rescue a drug lord from justice. They've prepared for every contingency except one: John McClane an off-duty seized by a feeling of deadly deja vu. Bruce Willis returns as the heroic cop who battles not only terrorists but also an incompetent airport police chief (Dennis Franz) the hard-headed commander (John Amos) of the army's anti-terrorist squad and a deadly winter snowstorm. The runways are littered with death and destruction and McClane is in a race against time. His wife (Bonnie Bedelia) is trapped on one of the planes circling somewhere overhead desperately low on fuel. It's all-out war a heart-stopping jet-propelled journey through excitement and terror. Fasten your seatbelts! Die Hard with a VengeanceThe third instalment of the hugely successful Die Hard series reteams Bruce Willis and Director John Mctiernan (Die Hard Last Action Hero) in a new action/adventure extravaganza of special effects unexpected comedy and non-stop thrills. This time New York cop John McClane (Willis) is a personal target of the mysterious Simon (Jeremy Irons) a terrorist determined to blow up the entire city if he doesn't get what he wants. Accompanied by an unwilling civilian partner (Samuel L. Jackson). McClane moves wildly from one end of New York City to the other as he struggles to keep up with Simon's deadly game. It's a battle of wits between a psychotic genius and a heroic cop who once again finds himself having a really bad day. Die Hard 4.0Bruce Willis is back as John McClane a New York cop ready to deliver old school justice to a new breed of cyber terrorists. When a massive computer attack on the U.S. infrastructure threatens to shut down the entire country over Independence Day weekend; it's up to McClane to save the day once again. A Good Day to Die HardIconoclastic take-no-prisoners cop John McClane for the first time finds himself on foreign soil after traveling to Moscow to help his wayward son Jack. With the Russian underworld in pursuit and battling a countdown to war the two McClanes discover their opposing methods make them unstoppable heroes.
Emma Thompson scores a double bull's-eye with Sense and Sensibility, a marvellous adaptation of Jane Austen's novel. Not only does Thompson turn in a strong (and gently humorous) performance as Elinor Dashwood--the one with "sense"--she also wrote the witty, wise screenplay. Austen's tale of 19th-century manners and morals provides a large cast with a feast of possibilities, notably Kate Winslet, in her pre-Titanic flowering, as Thompson's deeply romantic sister, Marianne (the one with "sensibility"). Winslet attracts the wooing of shy Alan Rickman (a nice change of pace from his bad-guy roles) and dashing Greg Wise, while Thompson must endure an incredibly roundabout courtship with Hugh Grant, here in fine and funny form. All of this is doled out with the usual eye-filling English countryside and handsome costumes, yet the film always seems to be about the careful interior lives of its characters. The director, an inspired choice, is Taiwan-born Ang Lee, here making his first English-language film. He brings the same exquisite taste and discreet touch he displayed in his previous Asian films (such as Eat Drink Man Woman). Thompson's script won an Oscar. --Robert Horton
Harry, Ron and Hermione set out to track down and destroy the secret to Voldemort's power the Horcruxes. On their own and on the run, the three must rely on one another more than ever but Dark Forces threaten to tear them apart.
In the epic finale, the battle between the good and evil forces of the wizarding world escalates into an all-out war. The stakes have never been higher and no one is safe. But it is Harry who may be called upon to make the ultimate sacrifice as he draws closer to the climactic showdown with Lord Voldemort. It all ends here.
Zavvi - The Home of Pop Culture This 2-disc 20th Anniversary release includes Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone feature film and a brand new bonus disc, The Magical Movie Mode on Blu-ray. The Harry Potter Magical Movie Mode is a wondrous new way to experience Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone. Discover ï¬lmmaking secrets, spell incantations, creatures, magical artifacts and more in this enchanting collection of fun activities and curiosities. Test your knowledge with the Hogwarts Trivia Challenge, and let the magic begin! Harry Potter learns on his 11th birthday that he is the son of two wizards and also has magical capabilities of his own. At Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, he learns new spells, plays the popular wizarding sport Quidditch and, along with best friends Ron and Hermione, works to once again face the Dark wizard from his past. Special Features: A wondrous new way to experience Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stoneâ¢! Discover filmmaking secrets, spell incantations, magical creatures and artifacts, and more in this enchanting collection of fun activities and curiosities. Test your knowledge with the Hogwarts Trivia Challenge, and let the magic begin!
For four years, the crew of the NSEA Protector donned their uniforms and set off on thrilling and often dangerous missions in space--then their series was canceled.
A female landscape-gardener is awarded the esteemed assignment to construct the grand gardens at Versailles a gilt-edged position which thrusts her to the very centre of the court of King Louis XIV. Can she overcome the challenges of this new and complex world and the ghosts of her own past tragedy to secure a future with the man she loves?
Up-and-coming secretary Friedrich Zeitz (Richard Madden) is whisked off to factory owner Hoffmeister's (Alan Rickman) estate to serve as a tutor for his young son. It is there that Friedrich catches the eye of the boss's younger wife, Lotte (Rebecca Hall), after which their instant attraction is challenged both by Zeitz's general reticence and Mrs. Hoffmeister's loyalty to her husband. Beautifully filmed and set in Germany just prior to WW1, A Promise tells the powerful love story of a married woman and her husband s protÃ©gÃ© separated first by duties, then by war, they pledge their devotion to one another, but can they ever be together?
'Eye In The Sky' stars Helen Mirren as Colonel Katherine Powell, a UK-based military officer, who is remotely commanding a top secret drone operation to capture terrorists in Kenya.
BRUCE WILLIS IS JOHN McCLANE, a New York cop who flies to L.A. on Christmas Eve to visit his wife at a party in her company's lavish high-rise. Plans change once a group of terrorists, led by Hans Gruber (Alan Rickman), seize the building and take everyone hostage. McClane slips away and becomes the only chance anyone has in this beginning-to-end heart-stopping action thriller.
Stephen Poliakoff's film about a brother and sister raised separately who finally meet again. She is married to a man of ostentatious wealth; whilst her brother has a job monitoring developments in London's Docklands. In the overheated moneyed climate of the financially-centred late 1980s the two begin a forbidden incestuous affair.
Master rifle sharpshooter Matt Quigley (Selleck) moves from the U.S. to Australia as a hired hand on an Australian ranch. He thinks his job will be to get rid of the dingoes plaguing the ranch but instead the ranch owner Elliot Marston (Rickman) wants him to kill the Aborigines. When Quigley refuses and turns the job down Elliot is incensed and tries to kill him. Quigley however manages to escape into the bush and takes the beautiful Cora (Laura San Giacomo) into the wilderness
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