Acclaimed by critics all over the country and boasting an Academy Award - winning performance by Sally Field 'Places In The Heart' is a landmark film. Its emotionally gripping story centers around Edna Spalding (Field) and her unending struggle against extraordinary hardships. But as recalled from director-writer Robert Benton's own childhood it's also a portrait of a time and a place and a people. It is the 1930s in Waxahachie Texas. Against this Depression-torn background unfo
NASA's worst nightmare turned into one of the space agency's most heroic moments in 1970, when the Apollo 13 crew was forced to hobble home in a disabled capsule after an explosion seriously damaged the moon-bound spacecraft. Tom Hanks, Kevin Bacon and Bill Paxton play (respectively) astronauts Jim Lovell, Jack Swigert and Fred Haise in director Ron Howard's intense, painstakingly authentic docudrama. The Apollo 13 crew and Houston-based mission controllers race against time and heavy odds to return the damaged spacecraft safely to Earth from a distance of 205,500 miles. Using state-of-the-art special effects and ingenious film-making techniques, Howard and his stellar cast and crew build nail-biting tension while maintaining close fidelity to the facts. The result is a fitting tribute to the Apollo 13 mission and one of the biggest box-office hits of 1995. --Jeff Shannon
Tormented by nightmare visions of a past she cannot explain wealthy New Yorker Nora (Alison Elliot) persuades her husband Jim (Jared Harris) to escape with her to the peace and quiet of her ancestral home in remotest Ireland. Arriving at the gloomy old house the couple are met by Nora's uncle (Christopher Walken) who unshrouds a gruesome secret; the mummified corpse of a druid witch who died 2000 years ago and who is trapped halfway between life and death. Little does Nora realise that her presence in the old family house will compel her not only to face her dark side but also do battle with forces of true evil...
Sheriff Alan Pangborn (Harris) has a devil of a problem: Suddenly all the residents of his sleep little town are dying to kill each other. But at least business is still booming especially at a new antique store. The shop's mysterious owner (Von Sydow) has something for everyone and his prices are always reasonable: just one small favor oh and of course eternal damnation!
In everyone's life there's that one person who makes all the difference. William Hundert a retired 'old-school' classics teacher is passionate about his subject. Moreover he strongly believes in moulding his students by using principles. However his methods are put to the test by a new student Sedgewick Bell who shakes Hundert's controlled world and threatens to undermine all that he stands for. Hundert's challenge is to change this young man while maintaining his integrity. Les
Made after the zombie classic Dawn of the Dead, George A. Romero's Knightriders is both clearly the work of the same director (there are lots of familiar faces from his other films) and a marked change of tone. There's still plenty of action, but it takes the form of jousting by people wearing full medieval armor... while riding motorbikes. Ed Harris, soon to become a major star, is the leader of a troupe of travelling entertainers trying to live their lives according to the ideals of King Arthur - no easy feat in Reagan's America, where the outside world and its financial realities constantly encroach on their dreams. With a memorably eccentric cast of characters (including make-up effects genius Tom Savini in a major role, and a cameo from novelist Stephen King) and a complex, nuanced script, Knightriders is Romero's warmest and most personal film to date. Special Features: High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentation Optional English SDH subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing Audio commentary with George Romero, Tom Savini, John Amplas and Christine Romero The Genesis of a Legend – Star Ed Harris remembers his first leading role A Date with Destiny – Co-star Tom Savini reflects on Knightriders Medieval Maiden – An interview with actress Patricia Tallman Theatrical Trailer TV Spots Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Nat Marsh Collector’s booklet featuring new writing on the film by author and critic Brad Stevens, an archival interview with Romero and a new interview with composer Donald Rubinstein, illustrated with original archive stills and posters
The 60's were the last great decade for the American movie musical but it was also probably its best. With blockbusters like The Sound of Music West Side Story My fair Lady Mary Poppins Oliver! and Funny girl the artform reached its peak. Join us on a singing and dancing tour from the Austrian Alps to the vauderville halls of Brooklyn... from dancing in the streets of Spanish Harlem to the shores of River City... from the chimneys of Old London to the sound stages of Hollywoo
In 1942, an intelligence officer in North Africa encounters a female French Resistance fighter on a deadly mission behind enemy lines. When they reunite in London, their relationship is tested by the pressures of war. Click Images to Enlarge
Bean: The Ultimate Disaster Movie (Dir. Mel Smith) (1997): When the Royal National Gallery of London is asked to send their finest scholar to oversee the unveiling of Whistler's Mother in California they send their most inept and detested employee in a desperate attempt to get him out of their lives. That employee is Mr. Bean - the master of disaster! Mr. Bean's Holiday (Dir.Steve Bendelack) (2007): Disaster has a passport! Mr. Bean returns but not for long as he goes on his travels to the south of France where mishap and mayhem begin... By the end Bean even has his video diaries at the Cannes Film Festival.
Hipper-than-hip Afro-sporting superhero-of-sorts Undercover Brother (the multi-talented Eddie Griffin) stands up for oppressed people everywhere and looks damn good doing it. But when The Man and his demonic henchman Mr. Feather (Chris Kattan) drug a wildly popular black presidential candidate (Billy Dee Williams) Undercover Brother must team up with the positive underground group the B.R.O.T.H.E.R.H.O.O.D. in order to restore peace and unity within the community. Employing his see
Crimson Tide: Superstars Denzel Washington and Gene Hackman face off in the intense action-thriller Crimson Tide. Viggo Mortensen and James Gandolfi ni also star as the full-throttle tension builds relentlessly! Amidst a global crisis, the USS Alabama is ordered to launch its nuclear missiles - signaling the start of World War III! And when the sub's commander and his executive offi cer clash over the validity of their orders, an epic struggle for control erupts under the sea. The ...
White Chicks (Dir. Keenen Ivory Wayans 2004): From Keenan Ivory Wayans the director of Scary Movie comes White Chicks a gender-bending gut-busting comedy starring funnymen Shawn Wayans and Marlon Wayans. What happens when two fumbling FBI agents disguise themselves as mega-rich princesses to infiltrate high society? Snap! It's frantic antics and nonstop hilarity as the brothers go from hapless G-men to haute couture G-strings...with attitude! Groovin' tunes hardcore jams and a sidesplitting disco dance-off with the bluebloods fuel outrageous laughs from start to finish in White Chicks - two brothers just keepin' it real. Sort of. How High (Dir. Jesse Dylan 2001): High school students Silas and Jamal have two aims in life; get high and get girls. Silas discovers some 'Superweed' which has a surprising effect the pair start to achieve really good grades at school and manage to get accepted at Harvard University... Undercover Brother (Dir. Malcolm D. Lee 2002): Hipper-than-hip Afro-sporting superhero-of-sorts Undercover Brother (the multi-talented Eddie Griffin) stands up for oppressed people everywhere and looks damn good doing it. But when The Man and his demonic henchman Mr. Feather (Chris Kattan) drug a wildly popular black presidential candidate (Billy Dee Williams) Undercover Brother must team up with the positive underground group the B.R.O.T.H.E.R.H.O.O.D. in order to restore peace and unity within the community. Employing his seemingly endless arsenal of clever disguises including the ultra-nerd Anton Jackson Undercover Brother embarks on his dangerous mission...
The good news is, Dr. Watson does get married. The bad news is, Sherlock Holmes throws his bride off a moving train. Actually, there's even worse news than that--but all will be explained in Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, the sequel to Guy Ritchie's 2009 hit. Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law return to their roles as Holmes and Watson, as the duo take on the world's greatest criminal mind, Professor Moriarty (Jared Harris), a man whose latest scheme has global implications. Sherlockians who prefer their consulting detective to remain in a traditional mode had best look the other way, for the sequel continues Ritchie's vision of Holmes as a hard-punching action hero hurtling through a barrage of special effects sequences. If you can go with that, A Game of Shadows actually improves on the first film: the story makes a little more sense (or possibly the whole thing moves so smoothly you don't notice the illogic), Harris is a delicious villain, and new cast members Noomi Rapace (from the Swedish Girl with the Dragon Tattoo series) and Stephen Fry (playing Sherlock's brother Mycroft, who calls his sibling "Sherlie") add appeal. It's all frivolous and superficial, but the film's playful attitude and breathless forward motion are skillfully managed--and the final note adds just the right punctuation. --Robert Horton
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'.
Milla Jovovich's video game action girl Alice has escaped the hive of the first flick and must now find a way through the hordes of zombies to escape Racoon City.
It may not exactly be a disaster movie, but this terminally silly thriller is certainly disastrous, and would be pointless without the novelty of its setting in a flooding Midwestern town during a torrential rainfall. Physically impressive but idiotic in every other respect, the movie pits an armoured truck courier (Christian Slater) against a smart leader of thieves (Morgan Freeman) and a corruptible town sheriff (Randy Quaid) who are vying for possession of $3 million in cash. A waterlogged game of cat and mouse, the plot is so contrived that even the most impressive action sequences--such as a jet-ski chase through flooded high-school corridors--are robbed of their already tenuous credibility. Before long you'll be yawning as incompetent accomplices are systematically dispatched by their own stupidity, in the kind of movie where the use of power boats inevitably leads to at least one death by outboard motor. What's impressive here is the physical production itself--the effect of flooding was created by building a huge replica of downtown Huntington, Indiana, in a huge, watertight aircraft hangar in Palmdale, California! --Jeff Shannon, Amazon.com
Life Is All About Making A Scene. In the midst of writing a new play Peter McGowen's world is one crazy scene after another. He has a wife who desperately wants to start a family a stalker who's assuming his identity and a crisis which is a scribe's worst nightmare: writer's block. To top it all off he's pushed to the edge by the barking dog next door. Peter only has time for his writing until a special new neighbour teaches the cynical playwright that life is a work in progress.
Based on the widely-acclaimed, bestselling novel by Ben Fountain , the film is told from the point of view of 19-year-old private Billy Lynn (newcomer Joe Alwyn) who, along with his fellow soldiers in Bravo Squad, becomes a hero after a harrowing Iraq battle and is brought home temporarily for a victory tour. Through flashbacks, culminating at the spectacular halftime show of the Thanksgiving Day football game, the film reveals what really happened to the squad contrasting the realities of the war with America's perceptions. Click Images to Enlarge
With this third season, Frasier scored an impressive hat trick, winning its third successive Emmy for Outstanding Comedy Series. You don't need too much analysis to get to the bottom of this unprecedented success. The series was a primetime oasis of wit and sophistication, with welcome forays into farce that pricked Frasier's bubble of pomposity. His priceless reactions to the assaults on his dignity are worthy of Jack Benny. Frasier (Kelsey Grammer) can be infuriating, as in "The Focus Group," in which he is obsessed with knowing why a lone focus group participant (guest star Tony Shalhoub) doesn't like him. But he is also endearing in his delusional view of himself as, in the words of one mocking bystander, a "man of the people." Frasier meets his match in new station owner Kate Costas (Oscar-winner Mercedes Ruehl). Their combative relationship turns to lust over the course of the first 10 episodes. But the season's most pivotal story arc is the separation of Niles (David Hyde Pierce) and Maris. "Moon Dance," which marked Grammer's directorial debut, is a series benchmark, as a crestfallen Niles tangos with his unrequited love, Daphne (Jane Leeves), at a high society ball. Not that the Crane family still doesn't have issues to work out. Frasier cannot abide being beaten at chess by Martin (John Mahoney) in "Chess Pains." Frasier and Niles ill-advisedly go into joint practice in "Shrink Rap," and find themselves on the opposite sides of a sanity hearing in "Crane vs. Crane." Lilith is sorely missed, but in this season's blast-from-the-past episode, Shelley Long returns in "The Show Where Diane Comes Back." It is a joy to see Cheers resurrected, if only in Diane's self-absorbed new play, which Frasier agrees to back. And any episode with Frasier's amoral agent Bebe (Harriet Sansom Harris) is must-see television. Frasier's humor was character-based, rather than topical, giving it a longer shelf life. For those who lament the end of one of television's gold standard series, this box set will be excellent therapy. --Donald Liebenson
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