This huge 1993 hit for Robin Williams and director Chris Columbus (Home Alone), based on a novel called Alias Madame Doubtfire by Anne Fine, stars Williams as a loving but flaky father estranged from his frustrated wife (Sally Field). Devastated by a court order limiting his time with the children, Williams's character disguises himself as a warm, old British nanny who becomes the kids' best friend. As with Dustin Hoffman's performance in Tootsie, Williams's drag act--buried under layers of latex and padding--is the show, and everything and everyone else on screen serves his sometimes frantic role. Since that's the case, it's fortunate that Williams is Williams, and his performance is terribly funny at times and exceptionally believable in those scenes where his character misses his children. Playing Williams's brother, a professional makeup artist, Harvey Fierstein has a good support role in a bright sequence where he tries a number of feminine looks on Williams before settling on Mrs Doubtfire's visage. --Tom Keogh
If you don't mind a heavy dose of schmaltz and sentiment, this romantic comedy has a gentle way of seducing you with its charms. While You Were Sleeping was the first starring role for Sandra Bullock after her blockbuster success in Speed. In a role that nicely emphasises her easygoing appeal, Bullock is the reason the movie works at all. She plays Lucy Eleanor Moderatz, a Chicago Transit tollbooth clerk who's hopelessly smitten with a daily commuter, Peter Callaghan (Peter Gallagher). She saves the object of her affection from certain death after he's mugged and falls onto the train tracks. While Peter is in a coma, she lets his family believe that she is his fiancée, and surprisingly finds herself drawn to his brother (Bill Pullman), for whom the attraction is definitely mutual. How Lucy gets out of this amorous predicament is what makes this pleasant movie less predictable than its familiar ingredients would initially indicate. It's feel-good fluff, with characters and performances that keep you smiling through the drippy plot mechanics. --Jeff Shannon
The return of the drama about women struggling to cope while the men in their lives are on the inside. Career criminal's wife Francesca finds herself at the heart of an escalating gangland war, while Harriet is delighted that son Gavin appears to have forged a friendship with a group of Muslims. But it seems they are not all they appear to be. There are also two new characters - Kim, whose perfect world is turned upside down when her loving husband and the father of her three boys is accused of a terrible crime - and bride-to-be Aisling, exasperated that her repeat offender father is back in jail. Starring Polly Walker, Pippa Haywood, Iain Glen, Nicola Walker, Sally Carman, Karla Crome and Anne Reid.
A team of elite soldiers are used by the government to fight terrorism. With exceptional physical capabilities, they seem to be the perfect soldiers. But behind their existence there is a secret; they are not human, but fighting machines, created from the bodies of soldiers killed in the Vietnam war through the wonders of advanced genetic engineering. But things begin to go wrong when two of the soldiers, Luc Devreux [Jean-Claude Van Damme] and Andrew Scott [Dolph Lundgren] begin to regain their memory and a violent feud that should have died years ago is reborn. For the very first time, UNIVERSAL SOLDIER will be available in 4K Ultra HD including Dolby VisionÂ® HDR, a stunning format offering four times the resolution of full HD to bring entertainment to life through ultra-vivid picture quality.
Luc Devreaux (Van Damme) and Sgt. Andrew Scott (Dolph Lundgren) are two soldiers who kill each other in Vietnam and are then brought back to life 25 years later for a secret government program. Known as Unisols they're genetically enhanced unstoppable killing machines with no memory no feelings and no free will. But on an antiterrorist mission Devreaux's memory starts to return and he escapes from the program. A superhuman chase across the country begins with Sgt. Scott in unrelenting pursuit of the man who killed him. Devreaux heads for his home and a reunion with his unbelieving parents. There Sgt. Scott corners him for the ultimate clash of the titans.
Non-stop adrenaline pumped action starring Jean-Claude Van Damme and Dolph Lundgren as genetically enhanced unstoppable killing machines out for blood. A team of elite soldiers are used by the government to fight terrorism. With exceptional physical capabilities they seem to be the perfect soldiers. But behind their existence there is a secret; they are not human but fighting machines created from the bodies of soldiers killed in the Vietnam War through the wonders of advanced genetic engineering. But things begin to go wrong when two of the soldiers Luc Devreux (Jean-Claude Van Damme) and Andrew Scott (Dolph Lundgren) begin to regain their memory - and a violent feud that should have died years ago is reborn.
Writer/Director Cameron Crowe's affable twentysomething romantic comedy is less a tale of tortured love than a prescient portrait of a culture on the cusp of Generation X--that is Seattle, circa 1991. One-time Rolling Stone journalist Crowe, ever aware of pop trends, lovingly details a society newly beguiled by slackers, answerphones, self-analysis, the coffee-house fetish, post-AIDS safe sex and, most importantly, grunge music--Smashing Pumpkins, Mudhoney and Jane's Addiction pepper the soundtrack, while various Pearl Jam players cameo as members of the film's fictional grunge wannabes Citizen Dick. In the midst of all this sits a cosy residential apartment block, a perfect setting for the emotional crises of on-again, off-again, on-again couples Steve and Linda (Campbell Scott and Kyra Sedgwick) and Cliff and Janet (Matt Dillon and Bridget Fonda). Steve is a sensitive transport engineer whose game-playing backfires when he meets Linda, an environmental activist with a fear of rejection. Cliff is a feckless rock musician, and front man for Citizen Dick, whose inability to commit to Janet is forcing her to take desperate measures. Will the couples split? Will they reunite? And will they learn a little something about life, maturity and commitment along the way? As you'd expect from the man behind the cutesy teen classic Say Anything (his directorial debut), Crowe's relationship resolutions are often simplistic and sentimental ("You rock my world!" and "You belong to me!" are two such vocal denouements). And this, combined with a rambling narrative often makes the movie feel longer than its 95 minutes (an inter-title announcing "The Theory of Eternal Dating" sums it up). Nonetheless, there's enough wit, comic digression and tap-along gaiety elsewhere to make Singles an enjoyably slight romantic placebo. --Kevin Maher
They need pros. They're getting cons. Popular stars Steve Zahn (Forces Of Nature You've Got Mail Out Of Sight) Jeremy Northam (An Ideal Husband Mimic) and William H. Macy (Mystery Men A Civil Action Fargo) enliven a hilarious comedy where a case of mistaken identity leads to a beauty of a con game! When escaped convicts Harry Sawyer (Northam) and Wayne Wayne Wayne Jr. (Zahn) are pulled over in the town of Happy Texas...while driving a stolen Winnebago...they think they're being arrested. Rather they're immediately welcomed as the vehicle's owners: a gay couple who've come to orchestrate the Little Miss Fresh-Squeezed Pre-Teen beauty pageant! Not ones to let a good con pass them by the pair doesn't hesitate to adopt flamboyant new personalities...and quickly meet with outrageously unpredictable consequences! With a great cast of stars playing an unusually offbeat collection of characters -- you'll be more than happy you picked up this laugh-out-loud comedy treat!
Two escaped convicts (Zahn, Northam) steal a Winnebago motorhome owned by two gay men who are headed to Happy, TX to choreograph a beauty pageant for little girls.
Universal Soldier offered director Roland Emmerich and screenwriter Dean Devlin their first venture before going on to make a mountain of money as the creators of Independence Day and Godzilla. Teaming up for this action flick disguised as a science fiction thriller, muscle hunks Jean-Claude Van Damme and Dolph Lundgren play embattled Vietnam soldiers who kill each other in combat. They are subsequently revived 25 years later as semi-android "UniSols" in a high-tech army of the near future. Their memories were supposedly wiped clean, but flashbacks occur to remind them of their bitter hatred (Lundgren committed wartime atrocities; Van Damme had tried to stop him) and the warriors resume their tenacious battle while a journalist (Ally Walker) uncovers the truth about the secret UniSol program. With energy to spare, the standard action sequences are adequate for anyone with a short attention span. And besides, with Van Damme and Lundgren in the lead roles, who needs dialogue? --Jeff Shannon, Amazon.com
Includes CHRISTMAS SHOES, A DIFFERENT KIND OF CHRISTMAS, IF YOU BELIEVE AND A CHRISTMAS ROMANCE.
A freak rainstorm washes up a gruesome discovery - a bag containing seven severed children's hands each with a number tattooed on its tiny palm. A psychiatric expert's only clue comes from the disturbing behaviour of a mute patient who seems to have a telepathic link with killer's warped mind...
This is the film based on the 1970s TV sitcom Man About the House, made during the same period with the same cast. At the time, the whole idea of a single man and two single women sharing a flat, however (more-or-less) platonically, seemed terribly naughty. The scriptwriters wickedly stirred things up even further by making Richard O'Sullivan's character a randy-but-gentlemanly heterosexual, despite being a catering student--after all, in the 70s everyone just knew that all chefs were roaring poofs. The trio's sex-starved landlady (Yootha Joyce) and her rodent-like, impotent husband (Brian Murphy) were later to get their own series, George and Mildred. The plot is a perfunctory affair, as property developers attempt and fail to demolish the street in which the protagonists live. That said, the script (cowritten by John Mortimer) isn't really narrative-driven anyway, it's purely an excuse for the characters to interact with the will-they-won't-they-ooh-they-are-a-bit relationship between Robin and Chrissie (Paula Wilcox) and practically invites the viewer to cheer them on. While the transition to the big screen caused the idea to lose much of its energy, as a dollop of comedy nostalgia Man About the House is still great fun. And if you don't laugh at the jokes, just check out the clothes, cars, hairstyles and makeup, not to mention all that cigarette smoking! --Roger Thomas
Big-city book editor Susan Stone has definitely lost that 'Christmas spirit'. In fact Susan's feeling pretty jaded about life in general. Her job has lost its charms; she hasn't found a great author for ages and takes out her wrath on the office staff. Even her widowed brother and his young family have given up on Susan. Enter Suzie an irrepressible seven-year-old. She literally haunts her aunt over the festive season cajoling her into experiencing joys and feelings long since buried. Then Thom Weller appears on the scene: he's the magical writing talent Susan has always dreamt about. But Thom presents opportunities that go way beyond the professional. With little Suzie's help could love be in the air?
Susan Stone (Ally Walker - Universal Soldier) is a career woman now in her early forties whose take on life has become bitter and cynical. In the hustle and bustle of her busy life she's forgotten about the things that really matter and has lost her childhood ability to enjoy life to the fullest.While trying to avoid the rush of Christmas shoppers she trips and bumps her head. Dazed she returns home only to find an unexpected guest from the past who is going to turn back the clock and make sure she awakens the fun and mischief that Susan's life lost long ago.
Life holds few surprises for Jim but when he falls in love with his neighbour his whole world is turned upside down and he begins to question whether his marriage is all it could be.
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