At 'Consolidated' the office manager (Tomlin) the vice president's secretary (Parton) and the newest employee (Fonda) become great friends as they share their resentment about their egotistical sexist boss (Dabney Coleman). When they inadvertently get a chance to take revenge they institute a host of popular office procedures in his absence - even as their scheme spins wildly out of control! Full of witty social commentary this delightful comedy marks Dolly Parton's first film d
By now, Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan have amassed such a fund of goodwill with moviegoers that any new onscreen pairing brings nearly reflexive smiles. In You've Got Mail, the quintessential boy and girl next door repeat the tentative romantic crescendo that made Sleepless in Seattle, writer-director Nora Ephron's previous excursion with the duo, a massive hit. The prospective couple do actually meet face to face early on but Mail otherwise repeats the earlier feature's gentle, extended tease of saving its romantic resolution until the final, gauzy shot. The underlying narrative is an even more old-fashioned romantic pas de deux that is casually hooked to a newfangled device. The script, cowritten by the director and her sister, Delia Ephron, updates and relocates the Ernst Lubitsch classic, The Shop Around the Corner, to contemporary Manhattan, where Joe Fox (Hanks) is a cheerfully rapacious merchant whose chain of book superstores is gobbling up smaller, more specialized shops such as the children's bookstore owned by Kathleen Kelly (Ryan). Their lives run in close parallel in the same idealized neighbourhood yet they first meet anonymously, online, where they gradually nurture a warm, even intimate correspondence. As they begin to wonder whether this e-mail flirtation might lead them to be soul mates, however, they meet and clash over their colliding business fortunes. It's no small testament to the two stars that we wind up liking and caring about them despite the inevitable (and highly manipulative) arc of the plot. Although their chemistry transcended the consciously improbable romantic premise of Sleepless, enabling director Ephron to attain a kind of amorous soufflé, this time around there's a slow leak that considerably deflates the affair. Less credulous viewers will challenge Joe's logic in prolonging the concealment of his online identity from Kathleen, and may shake their heads at Ephron's reinvention of Manhattan as a spotless, sun-dappled wonderland where everybody lives in million-dollar apartments and colour co-ordinates their wardrobes for cocktail parties. --Sam Sutherland
Tootsie inevitably looks dated in some respects now, but it's still fabulous in others--the sexual politics look distinctly faded in their sniggering approach to sexual ambiguities, while the sardonic portrayal of a showbiz that loathes perfectionism is still both timely and hysterically funny. Dustin Hoffman's portrayal of Michael Dorsey is a memorable self-caricature--the man is so obsessed with the craft of acting that he refuses to sit down when playing a tomato in a commercial, and so producers run away rather than work with him. By playing Dorothy Michaels playing her soap character, Dorsey gives himself the freedom to be a bad and popular actor. He is so busy with the surface of being a woman--the voice, the hair, the frocks--and with all the bad faith of his and Dorothy's emotional lives, that he learns to relax into the pleasure of performance. This aspect of the film is far more interesting, ironic and funny than the corny New Man moralising about sexual roles that goes with it. Jessica Lange got, and earned, an Oscar for her sensitive straight woman performance as the colleague Michael falls for, and Bill Murray, Teri Garr, Geena Davis (momentarily) and Charles Durning all turn in reliable supporting roles. Sydney Pollack directs efficiently rather than inspiredly--oddly, he earns almost more credit for his well-observed performance as Michael's world-weary agent. On the DVD: The DVD is presented in crisp Dolby Digital sound and with the original theatrical visual ratio of 2.35:1; enhanced for 16:9 widescreen televisions. It is dubbed into French, German, Italian and Spanish and has subtitles in most European languages as well as Arabic, Hindi and Hebrew. The only special features are the theatrical trailer and filmographies for the leading performers and director. --Roz Kaveney
Determined to protect his ranch and his family's legacy by any means necessary, John Dutton (Kevin Costner) turns up the heat in the most epic season of Yellowstone yet. As the violence escalates and alliances shift, the ranch experiences some its most dangerous affairs yet. Don't miss out on a second of this wild season-with an incredible vault of bonus features such as extended episodes, on-set footage, a 30-minute behind-the-scenes journey, AND an array of candid interviews from cast and crew, this season's DVD release gives you some of the most exclusive Yellowstone content out there. Special Features: Behind the Story Inside Yellowstone: Season 2 Costner on Yellowstone: Season 2 Working the Yellowstone: Fight Choreography Only Devils Left - Making Yellowstone: Season 2 Yellowstone Tintype Photography Behind the Scenes Stories from the Bunkhouse Deleted Scenes
The day they moved in... Beverly Hills moved out! A family of country bumpkins strikes oil in their backyard and moves from the backwoods of Arkansas to the mean streets of Beverly Hills. There they have to contend with a serious culture clash snobbish neighbors and a golddigging con artist and her boyfriend.
David Lightman (Matthew Broderick) is a young computer whizz who hacks into what he believes is a new line of video games, little knowing that it is in fact NORAD, America's defence program. He inadvertently creates a hostile global situation, placing the world on the brink of nuclear war. Together with his girlfriend Jennifer (Ally Sheedy) and a misanthropic computer expert (John Wood), David must fight to prevent an atomic meltdown.
Matthew Broderick (Ferris Bueller’s Day Off ) and Ally Sheedy (The Breakfast Club) star in this compelling drama filled with action, suspense and high-tech adventures! Featuring superb performances by Dabney Coleman and Barry Corbin, WarGames is brilliant...funny...and provocative (New York) - a fast-paced cyber-thriller. Computer hacker David Lightman (Broderick) can bypass the most advanced security systems, break the most intricate secret codes and master even the most difficult computer games. But when he unwittingly taps into the Defence Department's war computer, he initiates a confrontation of global proportions - World War III! Together with his girlfriend (Sheedy) and a wizardly computer genius, David must race against time to outwit his opponent...and prevent a nuclear Armageddon.
Norman (Henry Fonda) and Ethel Thayer (Katharine Hepburn) have had a summer cottage on Golden Pond since early in their marriage. This summer their daughter Chelsea (Academy Award nominee Jane Fonda) whom they haven't seen for years feels she must be there for her father's 80th birthday. She and her fianc leave for Europe leaving Billy with Ethel and Norman. What begins as a stubborn battle of will between Norman and Billy slowly turns into a relationship that Chelsea had always longed to share with her father.
In the first ever Law and Order movie, Chris Noth reprises his role of Detective Mike Logan which he originated on the series from 1990-1995. Exiled to Staten Island after punching a city councilman, Detective Mike Logan is bored with “chasing stolen lawn mowers”. But a prostitute’s murder may be his ticket back to Manhattan Homicide. His world-weary lieutenant reluctantly assigns Logan to the case and teams him with Detective Frankie Silvera. Along the way, they encounter a mob figure and his father and learn that there’s a dirty cop in Logan’s old precinct.
Writer Ernest Thompson, who came up with the original stage play of On Golden Pond and adapted it for film, is lucky to have two giants of the screen give dignity and breadth to his sometimes trite dialogue. Henry Fonda, in his last role, plays a prickly English professor at the disagreeable age of 80. Visiting his summer house by a Maine lake with his wife (Katharine Hepburn), the old man forges an unlikely bond with a lonely boy, comes to terms with his daughter (Jane Fonda) and suffers disorienting effects of mild dementia. Even playing a tired old man, Fonda is an absolute lion of a movie star, and Hepburn brings her special spirit to the part of his worried bride. The onscreen relationship between Henry and Jane Fonda naturally makes one think about their much-discussed difficulties off screen, but that's a side benefit in a movie that is really just a celebration of simple human decency. Directed by Mark Rydell (Harry and Walter Go to New York). --Tom Keogh
A seemingly squeaky-clean TV reverend and a porno magazine king are suspected of operating a crime-ridden cult. Joe Fridays nephew and his hip partner are given the task of proving these allegations with just the facts...
Fried Green Tomatoes At The Whistle Stop Cafe Evelyn Couch (Kathy Bates) an overweight middle aged woman is in a rut. Her husband Ed ignores her and even his bedridden aunt throws blunt objects at her! But a chance encounter with a spry octogenarian Ninny Threadgoode (Jessica Tandy) leads to an unexpected friendship. Ninny tells Evelyn an absorbing story of two very different women who lived half a century ago in the town of Whistle Stop Alabama: the irrepressibly dare devilish tomboy Idgie (Mary Stuart Masterson) and the demure and good-hearted Ruth (Mary-Louise Parker). Together they ran the Whistle Stop Caf'' a railside eatery serving good old southern food as well as a good helping of friendship and laughter and even an occasional murder. The events of the past inspire Evelyn to make changes in her own dowdy life - the results are often hilarious in this endearing tale of friendship and courage. Sophie's Choice Meryl Streep plays Sophie Zawistowska in this penetrating drama set in 1947 post-World War II Brooklyn. Kevin Kline plays her all consuming lover Nathan. The story revolves around Sophie's struggle as a Polish-Catholic immigrant in the United States who had survived a Nazi concentration camp. The lovers' drama unfolds through the observations of a friend and would-be writer Stingo (Peter MacNicol). As the trio grows closer Stingo discovers the hidden truths that they each harbour resulting in a narrative that is both captivating and moving... On Golden Pond Family tensions explode for a loving couple Ethel and Norman Thayer (Katharine Hepburn and Henry Fonda in Academy Award winning performance) at their New England summer cabin on Golden Pond. Their daughter Chelsea (Jane Fonda) has come to visit with her new lover Bill (Dabney Coleman) and his tough young son Billy (Doug McKeon). The three generations collide. But what begins as a stubborn battle of wills between Norman and Billy slowly turns into a relationship that Chelsea always wanted with her father and Norman discovers how much he has missed by denying his daughter's love.
Broadway-bound the Muppets Take Manhattan by storm in this magical musical about breaking into show business! Fresh out drama school Kermit Fozzie Bear and the entire cast of Kermit's musical - Manhattan Melodies - head for the Big Apple with plans to turn their small play into a big hit! All they need now is someone to produce their show! But when no one in town will even meet with them it's up to Kermit to believe hard enough for all of his friends that the show WILL go on!
Zavvi - The Home of Pop Culture Determined to protect his ranch and his family's legacy by any means necessary, John Dutton (Kevin Costner) turns up the heat in the most epic season of Yellowstone yet. As the violence escalates and alliances shift, the ranch experiences some its most dangerous affairs yet. Don't miss out on a second of this wild season-with an incredible vault of bonus features such as extended episodes, on-set footage, a 30-minute behind-the-scenes journey, AND an array of candid interviews from cast and crew, this season's BLU-RAYTM release gives you some of the most exclusive Yellowstone content out there. Special Features Behind The Story Inside Yellowstone: Season 2 Costner On Yellowstone: Season 2 Working The Yellowstone: Fight Choreography Only Devils Left - Making Yellowstone Season 2 Yellowstone Tintype Photography Behind The Scenes Stories From The Bunkhouse Deleted Scenes
In this big-screen version of the Saturday-morning animated series, the school year is finally over, and T J Detweiler is looking forward to a fun-filled summer. Boredom quickly sets in until T J uncovers a scheme to do away with summer vacation.
Strictly for kids, this 1999 live-action feature version of the popular cartoon series seems long even at 80 minutes. As a video, it's easier to take and appreciate for what works best in the story: the special effects. Matthew Broderick plays the security guard who is physically transformed into a multi-use cyborg with a zillion attachments, from stilts to helicopter blades to skis. A crime fighter in raincoat and fedora, and equipped with a nifty Gadgetmobile, the hero investigates the death of a man linked to the villainous Sanford Scolex (Rupert Everett). Scolex, who blames Gadget for having to wear a prosthetic hand, develops an evil robot twin of the good inspector, causing much mischief and giving Broderick an opportunity to poke fun at his own performance of the virtuous Inspector. The action is shaky, the script plods along and the effects soon take over; Everett has to go to the extremes of overacting just to be seen above it. But children of a certain age will almost certainly engage with the more clever stuff and forgive the rest. --Tom Keogh
Michael Dorsey is fine actor but an irreproachable perfectionist who can hardly make ends meet; the best he can do for his wallet is take on a couple of jobs as a part-time drama coach and a part-time waiter. But when with the help of a few accessories (including rouge and a padded bra) he transforms himself into Dorothy Michaels everything changes. Dorothy lands a hot job on a soap opera monopolizes the covers of glossy magazines and wins thousands of adoring fans. But when he falls head-over-heels for his co-star Julie (Jessica Lange) he's got a real problem: How can he tell Julie he loves her when she thinks he's a she? Michael desperate to relinquish his disguise proceeds as a she and endures a battle with his agent played by Pollack who refuses to end his contract with the soap; a fight with his best friend who is a woman; unwanted sexual advances from a fellow soap actor; and sweet affections from Julie's father.
Cute but silly, this 1983 cautionary fantasy stars Matthew Broderick as a teenage computer genius who hacks into the Pentagon's defence system and sets World War III into motion. All the fun is in the film's set-up, as Broderick befriends Ally Sheedy and starts the international crisis by pretending while online to be the Soviet Union. After that, it's not hard to predict what's going to happen: government agents swoop in, but the story ends up in the "hands" of machines talking to one another. Thus we're stuck with flashing lights, etc. John Badham (Saturday Night Fever) directs in strict potboiler mode. Children still like this movie, though. --Tom Keogh, Amazon.com
An old fur trader embarks on his own war to reclaim his 'trade' embezzled from him by bounty seeking scalphunters...
Zavvi - The Home of Pop Culture An uplifting family drama based on the real life experiences of Robin Lee Graham who, at the age of sixteen, began a solo circumnavigation of the world in his small boat the youngest person ever to do so. Featuring stunning cinematography from frequent Ingmar Berman collaborator Sven Nykvist and a hauntingly beautiful score by John Barry, The Dove was the recipient of a prestigious Royal World Charity Premiere in the UK. It is presented here as a brand-new High Definition remaster from original film elements in its original Panavision aspect ratio. A high school dropout sets off from California to circumnavigate the globe in his 23 foot sloop, The Dove. It's a journey that took five years to complete five years of battling the elements, loneliness, hazardous seas and terrible hardships, but it was a journey that turned a boy into a man. A man that found adventure, freedom and love. Special Features Theatrical trailer Dove Tales: a short reminiscence by director's assistant Rosemary Marks Image gallery
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