Charles (Grant) is witty and charming but at the age of 32 is looking like a serial monogamist. His life has been full of girlfriends but he just can't commit to any of them. The more weddings he and his close circle of friends attend the less they want to get married themselves. Until one particular Saturday at one particular wedding Charles meets Carrie (MacDowell)... Instantly smitten Charles begins to pursue her only to learn that she is ready to take the plunge with som
This new comedy from "Ghostbusters" director Ivan Reitman follows a group of scientists (including "X-Files" star David Duchovny) investigating the alien lifeforms evolving at an amazing rate in an underground cavern.
When it was released in 1994 Four Weddings and a Funeral quickly became a huge international success, pulling in the kind of audiences most British films only dream of. It's proof that sometimes the simplest ideas are the best: in terms of plot, the title pretty much says it all. Revolving around, well, four weddings and a funeral (though not in that order), the film follows Hugh Grant's confirmed bachelor Charles as he falls for visiting American Carrie (Andy McDowell), whom he keeps bumping into at the various functions. But with this most basic of premises, screenwriter Richard Curtis has crafted a moving and thoughtful comedy about the perils of singledom and that ever-elusive search for true love. In the wrong hands, it could have been a horribly schmaltzy affair, but Curtis' script--crammed with great one-liners and beautifully judged characterisations--keeps things sharp and snappy, harking back to the sparkling Hollywood romantic comedies of the 30s and 40s. The supporting cast, including Kristin Scott Thomas, Simon Callow and Rowan Atkinson (who starred in the Curtis-scripted television show Blackadder) is first rate, at times almost too good: John Hannah's rendition of WH Auden's poem "Funeral Blues" over the coffin of his lover is so moving you think the film will struggle to re-establish its ineffably buoyant mood. But it does, thanks in no small part to Hugh Grant as the bumbling Charles (whose star-making performance compensates for a less-than-dazzling Andie MacDowell). Though it's hardly the fault of Curtis and his team, the success of the Four Weddings did have its downside, triggering a rash of far inferior British romantic comedies. In fact, we had to wait until 1999's Notting Hill for another UK film to match its winning charm--scripted, yet again, by Curtis and starring Grant. --Edward Lawrenson
In this latest film adaptation of a Stephen King novel Anthony Hopkins stars in the tale of a widowed mother and her son whose lives change when a mysterious stranger moves into the apartment above them.
Directed by Brian De Palm Raising Cain is about Carter Nix a man who obsesses over the upbringing of his daughter. But is this all his wife needs to worry about? A spate of local kidnappings forces her to accept the possibility that he may be trying to recreate the twisted mind-control experiments of his discredited psychologist father.
It's the early 60's and hard-boiled private eye Philip Marlowe played by James Caan is as cynical as ever but also a newlywed. Moving to the small desert town of Poodle Springs after marrying the daughter (Dina Meyer) of a billionaire Marlowe becomes immersed in deadly intrigue surrounding the murder of another investigator. Uncovering a sinister scheme to relocate the state border of Nevada that might involve his wealthy father-in-law the world-weary Marlowe encounters a web of greed lust and murder as dark and as deadly as he has ever seen. With a talent for attracting trouble Marlowe finds it in Poodle Springs in the form of bigamy gambling pornography and double identity
A group of guys who sang together in a popular university a cappella group reunite 15 years later to perform at a friend's wedding in the upmarket Long Island Hamptons. Soon they begin to reminisce about their heyday and about where they are now (or aren't) how much they've progressed - and in some cases regressed - and how life just hasn't turned out as expected. One bar-room brawl nostalgic skinny dip near-death experience surprising sex fantasy and miraculously salvaged wedding later these lifelong friends manage to readjust their perspective.
This box set features three films where the sleuth is on the trail... Emmett's Mark: When brilliant detective Emmett Young starts developing killer headaches he puts it down to stress but a trip to the doctor's reveals another cause. Emmett has a fatal disease. He hires a hitman to kill him only to find out the hospital has made a mistake. Now he has to find his own unknown assassin and solve the biggest murder mystery of his career...his own!!! Primary Suspect: Christian Box (William Baldwin) and his wife Kenna are the best undercover team on the force until a botched drugs sting leaves Kenna dead. Enraged Box goes on a rampage that leaves him disciplined and demoted to work in the evidence room. Two years later Box's ex-partner Nemanski involves him in a phoney drug deal to catch Reuben (Vincent Castellanos) the dealer who ordered Kenna's death. But Reuben fails to show up sending hisfiancee Nikki (Brigitte Bako) instead. The money goes missing and Nemanski's body is discovered in the hotel room where the exchange was to take place. Now the primary suspect in his partner's murder chased by cops and mobsters alike Box and Nikki travel to Reuben's mountain hideaway for the ultimate confrontation... Poodle Springs: It's the early 60's and hard-boiled private eye Philip Marlowe played by James Caan is as cynical as ever but also a newlywed. Moving to the small desert town of Poodle Springs after marrying the daughter (Dina Meyer) of a billionaire Marlowe becomes immersed in deadly intrigue surrounding the murder of another investigator. Uncovering a sinister scheme to relocate the state border of Nevada that might involve his wealthy father-in-law the world-weary Marlowe encounters a web of greed lust and murder as dark and as deadly as he has ever seen. With a talent for attracting trouble Marlowe finds it in Poodle Springs in the form of bigamy gambling pornography and double identity.
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