Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark It's said that the original is the greatest, and there can be no more vivid proof than Raiders of the Lost Ark, the first and indisputably best of the initial three Indiana Jones adventures cooked up by the dream team of Steven Spielberg and George Lucas. Expectations were high for this 1981 collaboration between the two men, who essentially invented the box office blockbuster with `70s efforts like Jaws and Star Wars, and Spielberg (who directed) and Lucas (who co-wrote the story and executive produced) didn't disappoint. This wildly entertaining film has it all: non-stop action, exotic locations, grand spectacle, a hero for the ages, despicable villains, a beautiful love interest, humour, horror not to mention lots of snakes. And along with all the bits that are so familiar by now--Indy (Harrison Ford) running from the giant boulder in a cave, using his pistol instead of his trusty whip to take out a scimitar-wielding bad guy, facing off with a hissing cobra, and on and on--there's real resonance in a potent storyline that brings together a profound religious-archaeological icon (the Ark of the Covenant, nothing less than "a radio for speaking to God") and the 20th century's most infamous criminals (the Nazis). Now that's entertainment. --Sam Graham Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom It's hard to imagine that a film with worldwide box office receipts topping US$300 million worldwide could be labeled a disappointment, but some moviegoers considered Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, the second installment in Steven Spielberg and George Lucas' 1980s adventure trilogy, to be just that. That doesn't mean it's a bad effort; any collaboration between these two cinema giants (Spielberg directed, while Lucas provided the story and was executive producer) is bound to have more than its share of terrific moments, and Temple of Doom is no exception. But in exchanging the very real threat of Nazi Germany for the cartoonish Thuggee cult, it loses some of the heft of its predecessor (Raiders of the Lost Ark); on the other hand, it's also the darkest and most disturbing of the three films, what with multiple scenes of children enslaved, a heart pulled out of a man's chest, and the immolation of a sacrificial victim, which makes it less fun than either Raiders or The Last Crusade, notwithstanding a couple of riotous chase scenes and impressively grand sets. Many fans were also less than thrilled with the new love interest, a spoiled, querulous nightclub singer portrayed by Kate Capshaw, but a cute kid sidekick ("Short Round," played by Ke Huy Quan) and, of course, the ever-reliable Harrison Ford as the cynical-but-swashbuckling hero more than make up for that character's shortcomings. --Sam Graham Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade The third episode in Steven Spielberg's rousing Indiana Jones saga, this film recaptures the best elements of Raiders of the Lost Ark while exploring new territory with wonderfully satisfying results. Indy is back battling the Nazis, who have launched an expedition to uncover the whereabouts of the Holy Grail. And it's not just Indy this time--his father (played with great acerbic wit by Sean Connery, the perfect choice) is also involved in the hunt. Spielberg excels at the kind of extended action sequences that top themselves with virtually every frame; the best one here involves Indy trying to stop a Nazi tank from the outside while his father is being held within. For good measure, Spielberg reveals (among other things) how Indy got his hat, the scar on his chin, and his nickname (in a prologue that features River Phoenix as the young Indiana). --Marshall Fine Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull Nearly 20 years after riding his last Crusade, Harrison Ford makes a welcome return as archaeologist/relic hunter Indiana Jones in Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, an action-packed fourth installment that's, in a nutshell, less memorable than the first three but great nostalgia for fans of the series. Producer George Lucas and screenwriter David Koepp (War of the Worlds) set the film during the cold war, as the Soviets--replacing Nazis as Indy's villains of choice and led by a sword-wielding Cate Blanchett with black bob and sunglasses--are in pursuit of a crystal skull, which has mystical powers related to a city of gold. After escaping from them in a spectacular opening action sequence, Indy is coerced to head to Peru at the behest of a young greaser (Shia LaBeouf) whose friend--and Indy's colleague--Professor Oxley (John Hurt) has been captured for his knowledge of the skull's whereabouts. Whatever secrets the skull holds are tertiary; its reveal is the weakest part of the movie, as the CGI effects that inevitably accompany it feel jarring next to the boulder-rolling world of Indy audiences knew and loved. There's plenty of comedy, delightful stunts--ants play a deadly role here--and the return of Raiders love interest Karen Allen as Marion Ravenwood, once shrill but now softened, giving her ex-love bemused glances and eye-rolls as he huffs his way to save the day. Which brings us to Ford: bullwhip still in hand, he's a little creakier, a lot grayer, but still twice the action hero of anyone in film today. With all the anticipation and hype leading up to the film's release, perhaps no reunion is sweeter than that of Ford with the role that fits him as snugly as that fedora hat. --Ellen A. Kim
This delightful and witty adaptation of Elizabeth Von Arnim's novel has a superb cast and a location that creates a magic of its own. In grey rainy 1920s England Lotte and Rose tired of their overbearing husbands decide to rent a villa for a month in Portofino Italy. To share the cost they are joined by two other very different women - Lady Caroline a beautiful but bored socialite and crusty old Mrs. Fisher who has an impeccable literary pedigree. They all want to escape from trapped lives and in this paradise in ways they never imagined possible that is what they all do.
SPIDERMAN TRILOGY ORIGINS COLLECTION Swing into action with the groundbreaking original cinematic SpiderMan trilogy from direction Sam Raimi. Join Peter Parker (Tobey Maguire) as he becomes the iconic webslinging SpiderMan, battles supervillains Green Goblin, Doc Ock, Sandman and Venom, wins the heart of Mary Jane Watson (Kirsten Dunst), and learns that with great power, comes great responsibility. THE AMAZING SPIDERMAN EVOLUTION COLLECTION The untold story of the legendary webshooter unfolds in the blockbuster Amazing SpiderMan films, directed by Marc Webb. The saga begins in The Amazing Spider Man, as Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield) becomes SpiderMan and balances being asuperhero doing battle against the villainous Lizard alongside his developing relationship with Gwen Stacy (Emma Stone). Then when SpiderMan's new enemies including the powerful Electro unite in The Amazing SpiderMan 2, Peter Parker finds that his greatest battle is about to begin. EXTRAS INCLUDE: SPIDERMAN TRILOGY ORIGINS COLLECTION SpiderMan 3 Editor's Cut All New Alternate Version of the Movie SpiderMan 2.1 Includes both Theatrical & Extended Versions The Stan Lee Legacy: From Comic Book to Homecoming featurette Over 18 Hours of Special Features from all 3 films THE AMAZING SPIDERMAN EVOLUTION COLLECTION The Stan Lee Legacy: From Comic Book to Homecoming featurette 15 Rare Archival featurettes Over 7 Hours of Special Features from both films
A double Oscar-winning biography of artist Frida Kahlo who channeled the pain of a crippling injury and her tempestuous marriage into her work...
Biography of Martin Luther the 16th-century priest who led the Christian Reformation and opened up new possibilities in exploration of faith
A young single mother (Juliette Binoche), with her 6-year-old daughter in tow, moves to a small French village and opens an unusual chocolate shop.
In sixth century Persia, a nefarious nobleman yearns to own the Sands of Time; a legendary dagger that gives its possessor the power to manipulate time. Whoever owns the dagger has the power to rule the world, therefore it cannot fall into the wrong hands. There will be many battles to protect it. Dastan (Jake Gyllenhaal) is a rogue prince who takes charge of making sure the dagger doesn’t succumb to the evil forces. He, along with Tamina (Gemma Arterton), a rival princess make an unlikely duo who will fight to protect the Sands of Time. Based on the hit game by Ubisoft, Prince of Persia: Sands of Time is a film that was made for gaming fans and film lovers alike.
Spider-Man: (Dir. Sam Raimi) (2002): Peter Parker (Maguire) was a shy, quite nerdy teenager...until he was bitten by a genetically altered spider. Now with the heightened senses and incredible strengths and abilities of a spider, Parker has become the amazing Spider-Man. Despite facing close competition, the long awaited Spider-Man became one of 2002's biggest hits!Spider-Man 2: (Dir. Sam Raimi) (2004): Two years have passed, and the mild-mannered Peter Parker faces new challenges as he struggles with 'the gift and the curse', desperately trying to balance his dual identities as the web-slinging superhero Spider-Man and his life as a college student. Tormented by his secrets and facing a deadly new threat in multi-tentacled Doctor Octopus (Molina), Peter finds that his relationships with all those he holds dear are in danger of unraveling. His life-long yearning for M.J. (Kirsten Dunst) becomes even stronger as he fights the impulse to reveal his secret life and declare his love. His friendship with Harry Osborn (James Franco) is complicated by the young Osborn's bitterness over his father's death and his growing vendetta against Spider-Man. Even Peter's beloved Aunt May (Rosemary Harris), who has fallen on hard times after the death of Uncle Ben, begins to have doubts about her nephew...Spider-Man 3: (Dir. Sam Raimi) (2007): Peter Parker has finally managed to strike a balance between his devotion to M.J. and his duties as a superhero. But there is a storm brewing on the horizon. When his suit suddenly changes, turning jet-black and enhancing his powers, it transforms Peter as well, bringing out the dark, vengeful side of his personality that he is struggling to control. Under the influence of the suit, Peter becomes over confident and starts to neglect the people who care about him most. Forced to choose between the seductive power of the new suit and the compassionate hero he used to be, Peter must overcome his personal demons as two of the most feared villains yet, Sandman and Venom, gather unparalleled power and a thirst for retribution to threaten Peter and everyone he loves.
Balthazar Blake (Nicolas Cage) is a master sorcerer in modern-day Manhattan trying to defend the city from his arch-nemesis Maxim Horvath (Alfred Molina). Balthazar can't do it alone so he recruits Dave Stutler (Jay Baruchel) a seemingly average guy who demonstrates hidden potential as his reluctant prot''g''. The sorcerer gives his unwilling accomplice a crash course in the art and science of magic and together these unlikely partners work to stop the forces of darkness. It'll take all the courage Dave can muster to survive his training save the city and get the girl as he becomes The Sorcerer's Apprentice.
Species: Charged with pulse-pounding suspense ingenious special effects from Academy Award winner Richard Edlund and a first-rate cast including Oscar winner Ben Kingsley Michael Madsen Alfred Molina Forest Whitaker Marg Helgenberger and Natasha Henstridge Species is an adrenaline-charged thrill-ride you'll never forget! When a beautiful human-alien hybrid (Henstridge) escapes from observation scientist Xavier Fitch (Kingsley) dispatches a crew of experts to find her before she is able to fulfill her horrific purpose: to mate with unsuspecting men and produce offspring that could destroy mankind. As her deadly biological clock ticks rapidly Fitch and his team are hurled into a desperate battle in which the fate of humanity itself hangs in the balance! Species II: Having just returned from a mission to Mars Commander Ross (Justin Lazard) isn't exactly himself. He's slowly becoming a terrifying alien entity with a one-track mind - -to procreate with human women! When countless women suffer gruesome deaths after bearing half-alien offspring scientist Laura Baker (Marg Helgenberger) and hired assassin Press Lennox (Michael Madsen) use Eve (Natasha Henstridge) a more tempered alien clone to find Ross and his virulent brood. But they underestimate Eve's maternal drive and before long she escapes to mate with Ross in order to create a purer and unstoppable race that could spell doom for mankind. As time is running out the ultimate battle of human brain over alien takes place in a chilling climax that puts Darwin's theory to the ultimate test...and only the strongest species will survive. Species III: Mankind's number is up in this thrilling third installment of the Species franchise! Featuring eye-popping special effects knuckle-whitening suspense and the dazzling performance of sexy newcomer Sunny Mabrey this riveting film is the most jarring action-packed chapter in the sci-fi series yet! In the ongoing fight for supremacy between mankind and human-alien hybrids a fatal hybrid weakness has given humans the advantage. Until now when Sara (Mabrey) the daughter of Eve (Natasha Henstridge) is born she develops into the most genetically perfect alien form yet! Seeking to repopulate Earth with her kind this dangerously beautiful femme fatale heeds an overwhelming drive to mate...while a crack military team trails her in an attempt to end the war between the two species forever! Species IV: When brilliant college professor Miranda Hollander suffers a mysterious blackout and awakens amid the bloody aftermath of a mass slaughter she turns to her uncle for answers. But when he reveals the shocking truth...that she's only half human a clone from a hybrid of human and alien DNA they must flee to Mexico to locate the scientist who created her. Soon they find themselves locked in battle with a horde of rampaging unstoppable hybrids...and time is running out before Miranda will inevitably
Why was Elsa born with magical powers? The answer is calling her and threatening her kingdom. Together with Anna, Kristoff, Olaf and Sven, she'll set out on a dangerous but remarkable journey. In Frozen, Elsa feared her powers were too much for the world. In Frozen 2, she must hope they are enough.
Nominated for five Academy Awards including Best Picture Best Actress (Juliet Binoche) and Best Supporting Actress (Judi Dench) 'Chocolat' is the beautiful and captivating comedy from the acclaimed director of 'The Cider House Rules'. Nobody could have imagined the impact that the striking Vianne (Binoche) would make when she arrived in a tranquil old-fashioned French town. In her very unusual chocolate shop Vianne begins to create mouth-watering confections that almost magically inspire the straight-laced villagers to abandon themselves to temptation and happiness. But it is not until another stranger the handsome Roux (Johnny Depp) arrives in town that Vianne is finally able to recognise her own desires.
A twenty-three-year-old mother of two discovers she has only two months left to live and sets out to live them right.
Spider-Man: Peter Parker (Maguire) was a shy, quite nerdy teenager...until he was bitten by a genetically altered spider. Now with the heightened senses and incredible strengths and abilities of a spider, Parker has become the amazing Spider-Man!Spider-Man 2:Two years have passed, and the mild-mannered Peter Parker faces new challenges as he struggles with the gift and the curse, desperately trying to balance his dual identities as the web-slinging superhero Spider-Man and his life as a college student. Tormented by his secrets, Peter finds that his relationships with all those he holds dear are in danger of unraveling. His life-long yearning for M.J. (Kirsten Dunst) becomes even stronger as he fights the impulse to reveal his secret life and declare his love. His friendship with Harry Osborn (James Franco) is complicated by the young Osborn's bitterness over his father's death and his growing vendetta against Spider-Man. Even Peter's beloved Aunt May (Rosemary Harris), who has fallen on hard times after the death of Uncle Ben, begins to have doubts about her nephew.Spider-Man 3: Based on the legendary Marvel Comics series, Peter Parker has finally managed to strike a balance between his devotion to M.J. and his duties as a superhero. But there is a storm brewing on the horizon. When his suit suddenly changes, turning jet-black and enhancing his powers, it transforms Peter as well, bringing out the dark, vengeful side of his personality that he is struggling to control. Under the influence of the suit, Peter becomes over confident and starts to neglect the people who care about him most. Forced to choose between the seductive power of the new suit and the compassionate hero he used to be, Peter must overcome his personal demons as two of the most feared villains yet, Sandman and Venom, gather unparalleled power and a thirst for retribution to threaten Peter and everyone he loves.
A young single mother (Juliette Binoche), with her 6-year-old daughter in tow, moves to a small French village and opens an unusual chocolate shop.
Two years have passed, and the mildmannered Peter Parker (Tobey Maguire) faces new challenges as he struggles to balance his life as the elusive superhero Spider Man. Tormented by his secrets, Peter is in danger of losing all those that he holds dear. His love for MJ (Kirsten Dunst) becomes stronger and his friendship with Harry Osborn (James Franco) is complicated by the young Osborn's bitterness over his father's death. These relationships are now in danger of unravelling when he confronts a new nemesis, the brilliant Otto Octavius (Alfred Molina), who has been reincarnated as the multitentacled 'Doc Ock'. Features: Cast & Crew Commentaries Villains of SpiderMan featurette Inside 2.1 featurette Blooper Reel Visual Effects Breakdown featurette Music Video Easter Eggs Trailers And more!
Chocolat is an enchanting, moving and heart-warming tale of love and temptation, a big-budget movie with its roots in European art house cinema. Magical and almost fairytale-like in theme, it's the story of the mysterious Vianne and her arrival in a quiet, old-fashioned French town at the end of the 1950s. Gradually her attitude to life and the delicacies that she prepares in her chocolate shop have a marked effect on the local people, bound as they are by the twin forces of religion and politics. Juliette Binoche is perfect in the role of the sensuous, captivating Vianne--a masterstroke of casting matched by the performance of Judi Dench as the splendidly grumpy but ultimately inspiring matriarch Armande. Very much an ensemble piece, the whole cast are indeed excellent, with Johnny Depp (making a fair fist of an Irish accent) superb as the drifter Roux, the one man capable of unlocking Vianne's own desires. From its majestic opening swoop to the final, joyous scene, Lasse HallstrÃ¶m's film, based on the bestselling novel, is nothing short of a masterpiece.
In the post-war, pre-Beatles London suburbs, a bright schoolgirl is torn between studying for a place at Oxford and the rather more exciting alternative offered to her by a charismatic older man.
The joined-at-the-hip team of director Richard Donner and star Mel Gibson (all the Lethal Weapon movies and Conspiracy Theory) had obvious fun resurrecting the Wild Western comedy television series about a roguish rambler-gambler. In Maverick, Gibson assumes the role of cardsharp Bret Maverick, equally quick with a pair of aces and a pair of guns. Good sport James Garner (who played Maverick on TV) takes another role, as a lawman who travels alongside the hero to a big-money poker game on a riverboat. The real peach in this fruit salad of satire and broad jokes, however, is Jodie Foster, who plays a crafty Southern belle quite adept at poker herself. Sexy, funny, and (from the onscreen evidence) a great kisser, Foster has never been more of a delight. Written by William Goldman (Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid). --Tom Keogh
Tobey Maguire returns as mild-mannered Peter Parker whose double life as college student and superhuman crime fighter gets even more complicated when the maniacal and multi-tentacled "Doc Ock" turns up on the scene.
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