The director and stars of 1998's You've Got Mail scored a breakthrough hit with this hugely popular romantic comedy from 1993, about a recently engaged woman (Meg Ryan) who hears the sad story of a grieving widower (Tom Hanks) on the radio and believes that they are destined to be together. She's single in New York, he lives in Seattle with a young son, but the cross-country attraction proves irresistible and pretty soon Meg's on a westbound flight. What happens from there is... well, you must have been living in a cave to have let this sweet-hearted comedy slip below your pop-cultural radar. There's little complexity or depth to writer-director Nora Ephron's cheesy tale of a romantic fait accompli, and more than a little contrivance to the subplots that threaten to keep Hanks and Ryan from actually meeting. But the purity of star chemistry here is hard to deny, and this may be the first film to indicate the more serious and sympathetic side of Hanks that is revealed in later roles. With its clever jokes about "chick movies" and repeated homage to the classic weeper An Affair to Remember, this may not be everybody's brand of amorous entertainment, but it's got an old-Hollywood charm that appeals to many a movie fan. --Jeff Shannon, Amazon.com
There was a rare magic on the big screen in 1995, when the people at Pixar came up with the first fully computer-animated film, Toy Story, and their second feature film, A Bug's Life, may miss the bull's-eye but Pixar's target is so lofty that it's hard to find the film anything less than irresistible. Brighter and more colourful than the other animated insect movie of 1998 (Antz), A Bug's Life is the sweetly told story of Flik (voiced by David Foley), an ant searching for better ways to be a bug. His colony unfortunately revolves around feeding and fearing the local grasshoppers (lead by Hopper, voiced with gleeful menace by Kevin Spacey). When Flik accidentally destroys the seasonal food supply for the grasshoppers he decides to look for help ("We need bigger bugs!"). The ants, led by Princess Atta (Julia Louis-Dreyfus), are eager to dispose of the troublesome Flik. Yet he finds help--a hearty bunch of bug warriors--and brings them back to the colony. Unfortunately they are just travelling performers, afraid of conflict. As with Toy Story, the ensemble of creatures and voices is remarkable and often inspired. Highlights include wiseacre comedian Denis Leary as an un-ladylike ladybird, Joe Ranft as the German-accented caterpillar, David Hyde Pierce as a stick insect and Michael McShane as a pair of unintelligible woodlice. The scene-stealer is Atta's squeaky-voiced sister, baby Dot (Hayden Panettiere), who has a big soft spot for Flik. More gentle and kid-friendly than Antz, A Bug Life's still has some good suspense and a wonderful demise in store for the villain. However, the film--a worldwide hit--will be remembered for its most creative touch: "outtakes" over the end credits à la many live-action comedy films. These dozen or so scenes (both "editions" of outtakes are contained here) are brilliant and deserve a special place in film history right along with 1998's other most talked-about sequence: the opening Normandy invasion in Saving Private Ryan. --Doug Thomas
Top DJ Jack Lucas gives poor advice to an 'unbalanced mind' during a nightime phone-in which results in the murder of a group of drinkers in a trendy club. One of the victims is Parry's fiancee and the grief sends him into a world of fantasy where he seeks the Holy Grail. One night Jack Lucas now an employee of a video store is set upon by a group of thugs. A vagrant called Parry comes to his rescue...
Driving through a stormy night a wolf runs in front of Will Randall's car. Checking to see if it is okay Will (Nicholson) is bitten and the wolf disappears into the night. From this moment on Will begins to change in subtle ways that he cannot explain his senses quicken and he becomes dynamic and adventurous in every aspect of his life. However Will's new-found lust for life has a price and he finds it increasingly difficult to contain the wild and predatorial spirit that is also growing within him... Starring Jack Nicholson Michelle Pfeiffer and James Spader Wolf is a supernatural tale with a delicious modern twist. Beware: the animal is out!
Set in Seattle and a spin-off from hit TV series Cheers the show gives Frasier Crane played by Emmy Award winning Kelsey Grammar - and his famous dry wit centre stage. Continuing his career as a radio psychiatrist living with his father and his physical care assistant Daphne Moon and with the additional tribulations of his obsessive brother Niles Frasier his life is more challenging then ever. Season 7 is a four disc set where viewers will finally see the long anticipated comi
Thanks to sharp writing and a pitch-perfect ensemble cast, Frasier became one of the smartest and funniest television shows of the 1990s. Following the 1993 demise of Cheers, Diane's fussy psychiatrist boyfriend Frasier Crane (Kelsey Grammer) seemed an unlikely candidate for a spin-off series. Yet the show earned smash ratings and dozens of Emmy Awards, including Outstanding Comedy Series and Outstanding Lead Actor (Grammer) in the very first series. In an inspired bit of casting, Grammer was matched with David Hyde Pierce as his brother and fellow psychiatrist Niles, and the rest of the players included his radio-programme manager, Roz (Peri Gilpin), his father, Marty (John Mahoney), his father's physical therapist, Daphne (Jane Leeves) and the dog Eddie (Moose). In the first series, Frasier and Marty try to learn how to coexist in the same apartment, Niles and Daphne spend a stormy evening in Niles's house, Frasier acquires pushy agent Bebe (Harriet Sansom Harris) and searches for love with Amanda Donohoe among others, his ex-wife Lilith (Bebe Neuwirth) makes a guest appearance, the family takes a cross-country trip in a Winnebago and the two brothers collaborate on a book. --David Horiuchi
Steven Soderbergh's contemporary comedy about life and love in 24 hours of LA life.
When young Alan Parrish discovers a mysterious board game, he doesn't realize its unimaginable powers, until he is magically transported before the eyes of his friend, Sarah, into the untamed jungles of JUMANJI! 26 years later he is freed from the game's spell by two unsuspecting children. Alan (ROBIN WILLIAMS) reunites with Sarah (BONNIE HUNT) and together with Judy (KIRSTEN DUNST) and Peter (BRADLEY PIERCE) tries to outwit the game's powerful forces in this imaginative adventure that combines breathtaking special effects with an enchanting mixture of comedy, magic and thrills. 2017 DVD 20th Anniversary Release - International When young Alan Parrish discovers a mysterious board game, he doesn't realize its unimaginable powers, until he is magically transported before the eyes of his friend, Sarah, into the untamed jungles of JUMANJI! 26 years later, Alan (Robin Williams) reunites with Sarah (Bonnie Hunt) and, together with Judy (Kirsten Dunst) and Peter (Bradley Pierce), tries to ou. Special Features: First look at Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle Never-before-seen Deleted Scenes and hilarious Gag Reel with Robin Williams and the cast! Special Effects Crew Commentary Jumanji Motion Storybook as read by Author Chris Van Allsburg 3 Behind-the-Scenes Featurettes Storyboard Comparisons Extreme Book of Nature Photo Galleries Episodes from Jumanji: The Animated Series Original Theatrical Trailers
The Wedding Planner While celebrating her newest and most lucrative account - the wedding of Internet tycoon Fran Donelly (Bridgette Wilson)- Mary is rescued from a near-fatal collision with a runaway dumpster by handsome pediatrician Steve Edison (Matthew McConaughey). After spending the most enchanting evening of their lives together Mary thinks she's finally found a reason to believe in love. What she doesn't know is that cupid and her career are about to collide head-on... Down With Love When best-selling feminist author Barbara Novak (Zellweger) becomes the target of dashing playboy Catcher Block (McGregor) the sparks they generate will fly you to the moon and back! Set in the early sixties every frame pops with 60's technicolour. One Fine Day Melanie Parker (Pfeiffer) is juggling single parenthood with a career as an architect. Jack Taylor (Clooney) is a commitment-shy newspaper columnist who only has his daughter every other weekend. When their kids miss a school field trip Melanie and Jack agree to take shifts babysitting for the day resulting in twelve hours of hilarious misadventures with one unexpected twist.
Frasier: The Complete First Season: Making the move from Boston to his former hometown of Seattle a newly divorced Dr. Frasier Crane finds himself on the radio airwaves as the host of his own call-in advice show. When he's not dealing with the problems of his troubled listeners he's embroiled in skirmishes at home involving Marty his retired police detective father; Daphne his father's physical therapist; his younger brother (and rival) Niles; and Eddie...his father's devious dog! Frasier: The Complete Second Season: Frasier Crane infuriates the entire city of Seattle when he complains about its rainy climate during his radio talk show. Meanwhile his father Martin finds his favorite bar is slated for the wrecker's ball - and could it be that Frasier and Niles are behind its demise? Roz considers a new job offer... Daphne finds her privacy invaded... and Frasier's romantic island getaway with a new girlfriend is ruined when his ex-wife is discovered in an adjacent cottage! Frasier: The Complete Third Season: Frasier has encounters with both a woman from his past - Diane Chambers - and one in the future in the form of new radio station manager Kate Costas. Niles is kicked out of the house by wife Maris; Martin is exposed as a budding songwriter for Frank Sinatra and both Daphne and Roz attract some not-so-secret secret admirers! Frasier: The Complete Fourth Season: Cupid's arrows fly in all directions in Season 4 as romantic entanglements include Niles and Daphne as well as Martin and Sherry. Frasier's scorecard is even more impressive: Frasier and a blind date arranged by Roz ; Frasier and a mystery woman who accidentally called his answering machine; and Frasier and...KACL co-worker Gil Chesterton! (Well via an unexpected dream.) And to top the whole season off Eddie is treated by a psychiatrist for doggie depression. Frasier: The Complete Fifth Season: Sibling rivalry between Frasier and Niles leads to some riotous cases of one-upsmanship in Season Five. Which of the two will find out the winner as they vie for the same attractive woman? Frasier: The Complete Sixth Season: What?! Frasier Crane unemployed? Yep that's the stunning predicament in Season Six when KACL switches its format to salsa and Frasier finds himself out of a job! Meanwhile Niles finds himself without a secret love to obsess when Daphne is swept off her feet by a new suitor Donny Douglas. Frasier: The Complete Seventh Season: In this collection the laughs can only shift into high gear when a heavily medicated Frasier inadvertently spills the beans to Daphne about Niles and his powerful infatuation for her - just as she is preparing for her wedding to Donny Douglas! Frasier: The Complete Eighth Season: wedding bells chime a sour note when Daphne flees her marriage ceremony to run off with Niles and the two lovebirds - as well as a hapless Frasier - ultimately find themselves embroiled in a lawsuit as a result of the marital mayhem! Frasier: The Complete Ninth Season: Celebrate Frasier's 100th episode in Season Nine which has Frasier Crane (Grammer) commemorating his 2 000th radio show on KACL in Seattle. But where oh where is that one missing tape that would make Frasier's collection of radio programs complete? Frasier: The Complete Tenth Season: In Season Ten Frasier's confrontation with an annoying stock market analyst at KACL results in the entire staff having to attend a sexual harassment seminar. Frasier: The Complete Final Season: The entire cast says Goodbye Seattle in a memorable two-part finale. You won't want to miss a minute of this acclaimed comedy's final season in this entertaining laugh-provoking DVD collection.
Arthurian mythology and modern-day decay seem perfect complements to each other in Terry Gilliam's drama/comedy/fantasy The Fisher King. Shock jock Jack Lucas (Jeff Bridges) makes an off-handed radio remark that causes a man to go on a killing spree, leaving Lucas unhinged with guilt. His later, chance meeting with Parry (Robin Williams), a homeless man suffering from dementia, gets him involved in the unlikely quest for the Holy Grail. The rickety and patently unrealistic stand that insanity is just a wonderful place to be and that the homeless are all errant knights wears awfully thin, but, there are numerous moments of sad grace and violent beauty in this film. The screenplay by Richard LaGravenese launched his successful career and his smart wordplay helped garner Mercedes Ruehl an Oscar as Lucas' girlfriend. --Keith Simanton
Thanks to sharp writing and a pitch-perfect ensemble cast, Frasier became one of the smartest and funniest television shows of the 1990s. Following the 1993 demise of Cheers, Diane's fussy psychiatrist boyfriend, Frasier Crane (Kelsey Grammer), seemed an unlikely candidate for a spin-off series, yet the show earned smash ratings and dozens of Emmy Awards, including Outstanding Comedy Series and Outstanding Lead Actor (Grammer) in the very first season. In an inspired bit of casting, Grammer was matched with David Hyde Pierce as his brother and fellow psychiatrist Niles, and the rest of the players included his radio-program manager, Roz (Peri Gilpin), his father, Marty (John Mahoney), his father's physical therapist, Daphne (Jane Leeves), and the dog Eddie (Moose). In the first season, Frasier and Marty try to learn how to coexist in the same apartment; Niles and Daphne spend a stormy evening in Niles's house; Frasier acquires pushy agent Bebe (Harriet Sansom Harris) and searches for love with Amanda Donohoe among others; his ex-wife Lilith (Bebe Neuwirth) makes a guest appearance; the family takes a cross-country trip in a Winnebago; and the two brothers collaborate on a book. --David Horiuchi
Putting a hip spin on the golden age of 50s comedies, Renee Zellweger stars as a woman who has sworn off love while Ewan McGregor's ladies' man is sure he doesn't need it.
This is the pivotal season that finally, finally brings together Niles (David Hyde Pierce) and Daphne (Jane Leeves), Frasier's answer to Ross and Rachel. Daphne, engaged to Donny (Saul Rubinek), learns of Niles' unrequited feelings for her from an extremely medicated Frasier in "Back Talk." If Daphne's impending marriage was not obstacle enough to keep them apart, there is fussy, phobic, and formidable Dr. Mel Karnofsky (Jane Adams), Maris's former plastic surgeon, who is introduced in "The Late Dr. Crane" as a romantic interest for Niles. The season culminates in the Emmy-nominated episode "Something Borrowed, Someone Blue," arguably the show's very best, and most satisfying cliffhanger, in which Niles and Daphne make like Ben and Elaine in The Graduate, only in a Winnebago. Bebe Neuwirth makes another memorable return as the dread Lilith Crane in "The Apparent Trap," in which son Frederick employs psychological warfare to try and get a mini-bike from his parents. Episodes featuring Frasier's amoral agent Bebe Glaser (Harriet Samson Harris) are always a season highlight, and "Morning Becomes Entertainment" is no exception, as Bebe and Frasier (Kelsey Grammer) team up to host a TV morning chat show (who knew that Frasier had "a way with voices," as witness his Sean Connery and James Mason impressions!). Dan Butler also returns as Bulldog in the poignant episode "The Dog That Rocks the Cradle," A welcome addition to Frasier's gallery of colorful characters in Simon (Anthony LaPaglia in an Emmy-nominated performance), Daphne's besotted brother. Frasier Crane is a witty and urbane New Yorker cartoon in a lewd, crude shock jock world. In the hilarious episode "Radio Wars," he literally becomes the butt of his radio station's new morning team's stunts. Frasier is also at odds with his substitute producer, Mary (Kim Coles), a you-go-girl black woman, in "Something About Dr. Mary." The series excelled at farce, and "RDWRER" is vintage Frasier, as the Crane men embark on a New Year's Eve road trip to Sun Valley, and Niles mistakenly thinks he's been kidnapped when he falls asleep in the wrong Winnebago. Another season benchmark is "Out with Dad," in which Frasier is compelled to pass off his father (John Mahoney) as gay. The lack of extras on this four-disc set is disappointing, but as wine snob Frasier might say, the seventh season was a very good year for the show that bears his name, and it's a pleasure to uncork its many delights. --Donald Liebenson
Frasier returns with Season 11 - the final season of the smash hit comedy! Emmy Award-winner Kelsey Grammer is Frasier - the hilarious psychiatrist first seen on TV's Cheers and subsequently the star of this smash-hit comedy series.
All 24 episodes from the delightfully funny third sitcom season of Frasier. Episodes Comprise: 1. She's the Boss 2. Shrink Rap 3. Martin Does It His Way 4. Leapin' Lizards 5. Kisses Sweeter Than Wine 6. Sleeping with the Enemy (1) 7. The Adventures of Bad Boy and Dirty Girl (2) 8. The Last Time I Saw Maris 9. Frasier Grinch 10. It's Hard to Say Goodbye If You Won't Leave 11. The Friend 12. Come Lie with Me 13. Moon Dance 14. The Show Where Diane Comes Back 15. A Word to the Wiseguy 16. Look Before You Leap 17. High Crane Drifter 18. Chess Pains 19. Crane vs. Crane 20. Police Story 21. Where There's Smoke There's Fired 22. Frasier Loves Roz 23. The Focus Group 24. You Can Never Go Home Again
Emmy'' Award-winner Kelsey Grammer is Frasier - the hilarious psychiatrist first seen on TV's Cheers and subsequently the star of this smash-hit comedy series. In Season 8 wedding bells chime a sour note when Daphne (Jane Leeves) flees her marriage ceremony to run off with Niles (David Hyde Pierce) and the two lovebirds - as well as a hapless Frasier - ultimately find themselves embroiled in a lawsuit as a result of the marital mayhem! Frasier also seeks the wisdom and advice of an old college professor whom Frasier drafts as his professional mentor. And new-puppy training quickly goes to the dogs when Roz (Peri Gilpin) brings home a new Dalmatian and Martin (John Mahoney) takes command as the puppy's official trainer. It's 22 cupfuls of Seattle's funniest most flavorful blend - Frasier: The Complete Eighth Season!
A collection of the festive episodes featuring Emmy Award-winner Kelsey Grammer as Frasier - the hilarious psychiatrist first seen on TV's Cheers and subsequently the star of this smash-hit comedy series.
When young Alan Parrish discovers a mysterious board game, he doesn't realize its unimaginable powers, until he is magically transported before the eyes of his friend, Sarah, into the untamed jungles of JUMANJI! 26 years later Alan (Robin Williams) reunites with Sarah (Bonnie Hunt) and together with Judy (Kirsten Dunst) and Peter (Bradley Pierce,) tries to outwit the game's powerful forces! Features: ALL NEW SPECIAL FEATURES Deleted Scenes Gag Reel ALSO INCLUDES Special Effects Crew Commentary Bringing Down The House Featurette Making Jumanji: The Realm of Imagination Featurette Lions, Monkeys and Pods Oh My! Featurette JUMANJI Motion Storybook as Read by Author Chris Van Allsburg Photo Galleries & Storyboards
Emmy Award-winner Kelsey Grammer is Frasier - the hilarious psychiatrist first seen on TV's Cheers and subsequently the star of this smash-hit comedy series. In Season 8 wedding bells chime a sour note when Daphne (Jane Leeves) flees her marriage ceremony to run off with Niles (David Hyde Pierce) and the two lovebirds - as well as a hapless Frasier - ultimately find themselves embroiled in a lawsuit as a result of the marital mayhem! Frasier also seeks the wisdom and advice of an old college professor whom Frasier drafts as his ""professional mentor."" And new-puppy training quickly goes to the dogs when Roz (Peri Gilpin) brings home a new Dalmatian and Martin (John Mahoney) takes command as the puppy's official trainer. It's 22 cupfuls of Seattle's funniest most flavorful blend - Frasier: The Complete Eighth Season!
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