Under Siege: When the USS Missouri welcomes aboard entertainers for the battleship's last voyage the visitors throw a party a war party. Led by a rogue CIS operative (Tommy Lee Jones) and a turncoat officer (Gary Busey) they're killer-elite commandos out to hijack the ship's nuclear arsenal. They overpower the crew. Except one man. I'm just a cook that man says. But he's a cook with a recipe for action. He's ex-Navy SEAL and decorated combat operative Casey Ryback (Seagal). Under Siege 2: A renegade electronics wiz (Eric Bogosian) has seized the sleek Grand Continental passenger train transforming it into a rolling command unit for an awesome weapons satellite. But the one passenger who eludes capture is Ryback. The train is now a battleground the satellite is locked onto its target and an oncoming freight train hauling gasoline is headed toward the Grand Continental. Can Ryback thwart the siege in time? All aboard!
Dark secrets, family torments and two murders swirl around the stoic, hardened figure of Dolores Claiborne (Kathy Bates), a housekeeper accused of murdering her employer of 22 years. Then there was that timely accident that took Dolores's husband (David Strathairn) during the solar eclipse of 1975. Yet with all the sombre suffering that follows Dolores like a miasma of pain, none of it compares with the heartache of a relationship she has with her grown daughter (Jennifer Jason Leigh). Although this flick is rife with horror, it is not of the supernatural kind, but rather of the torment only real people can impose on one another. The script is full of colourful language, and director Taylor Hackford successfully weaves several plot threads and psychological dilemmas throughout this engrossing tale without diminishing any of them. He not only culls intense performances from his cast, but he also brings to life the landscape around them. When Dolores Claiborne's best-kept secret is finally given up, it occurs under the surreal backdrop of a solar eclipse that is a truly sensational bit of cinematography. --Rochelle O'Gorman
When their TV is stolen Beavis & Butt Head hit the road in their hilarous film debut that proves what millions of fans already know; Beavis & Butt-Head RULE!
In the police investigation of a brutal crime scene, one man was at the center of it all: legendary porn star John Holmes.
Academy Award winning writer/director Oliver Stone brings shock radio to the screen in this relentlessly fast-paced suspense thriller. Dallas talk radio host Barry Champlain (Eric Bogosian) discovers one weekend that his skills in pushing people's buttons have won him a chance for national syndication. But instead of celebrating he subjects his ex-wife (Ellen Greene) and co-workers to a darkly comic marathon bout of compulsive risk-taking with his unstable radio audience. Barry and
The success ofUnder Siege made a sequel mandatory according to Hollywood's rules of maximum revenue, and as sequels go, this one's not half bad. Steven Seagal returns as former Navy SEAL and skilled chef Casey Ryback, who's trying to spend quality time with his niece on a cross-country train trip. But as luck and action-movie formulas would have it, the train has been hijacked by a demented genius (Eric Bogosian) who is using the train as a moving platform to seize computerised control of a top-secret U.S. satellite that is capable of causing earthquakes from space. Seagal has to stop the train or the villain (whichever comes first), and the action is fast and furious on its way to a high-speed climax. He's not as wacky as Tommy Lee Jones in the first Under Siege, but Bogosian has got a delirious quality that serves the comic-book plot, and action fans get more than their fill of dazzling stunts and special effects. --Jeff Shannon
Directed by Oscar-winning animator Richard Williams (Who Framed Roger Rabbit), The Thief and the Cobbler began production in 1968, so it actually predates 1992's Aladdin. Also known as The Princess and the Cobbler and Arabian Knight, Fred Calvert completed the film after Williams lost the rights to his dream project. Narrated by Matthew Broderick as Tack the Cobbler, the CinemaScope-shot story takes place in ancient Baghdad. When Tack upsets Zigzag the Vizier (Vincent Price), the wizard drags him off to the royal castle, where Princess Yum Yum (Jennifer Beals) falls for the bashful boy and saves him from execution. Unfortunately, Zigzag plans to marry the princess in order to succeed her father, King Nod (Clive Revill). The Thief (Jonathan Winters), meanwhile, is more interested in gold than love and takes off with the protective orbs topping the palace. Together Tack and Yum Yum attempt to retrieve them in order to prevent Zigzag and the One-Eye army from conquering the city. Featuring fanciful hand-drawn animation, which borders on Yellow Submarine-style surrealism.
Gossip is one of a spate of movies that owe a lot to Cruel Intentions. This time it's rich kids in college, but other than that Gossip stays well within the beautiful-young-people-doing-awful-things-to-each other formula. Lena Heady plays Jones, obviously the Smart Girl because she is briefly seen wearing glasses. Jones hangs out with Arty Guy Travis and Handsome Rich Guy Derrick, who finances their adventures and has a little bit of a lying habit. The three are all in the same journalism class (acidic monologist Eric Bogosian plays the acidic professor) and decide to start and track a rumour for their term papers. They pick rich and beautiful couple Beau and Naomi (Joshua Jackson and Kate Hudson) as the focus of the rumour, and before you know it their juicy story starts spinning out of control into ugly territory and a truly ludicrous climax. There are attempts at making sledgehammer points about the slippery task of finding Truth, but mostly Gossip is about the guilty pleasure of watching pretty young actors be mean to each other. You'll hate yourself in the morning, but watch it anyway. --Ali Davis, Amazon.com
Los Angeles. The summer of 1981. John Holmes (Val Kilmer) is at the end of his extraordinarily prolific career as the world's biggest porn star. ln a state of financial and pharmaceutical ruin Holmes is now devoted to his teenage girlfriend Dawn (Kate Bosworth) while still married to his wife Sharon (Lisa Kudrow). Increasingly involved with a group of local drug dealers on Laurel Canyon's Wonderland Avenue Holmes finds himself unwittingly drawn into a dangerous world of gangland rivalry and violence. But after the home of a notorious crime boss becomes the target for their criminal activities members of the Wonderland gang are found brutally murdered and it is unclear who is implicated in the crime. Can a faded porn star turn into a calculating killer? Based on a true story Wonderland unflinchingly captures the shocking sights sounds and sensations of LA's sleazy underbelly in the 1980s.
Interrogated by a customs officer a young man recounts how his life was changed during the making of a film about the Armenian genocide.
A biopic of Marilyn Monroe.
Travel into the fifth dimension once again with The Twilight Zone testing the limits of reality and exploring the mysteries of the universe. Airing from 1985 to 1989 this critically acclaimed anthology series carried on the legacy of the original Rod Serling program and attracted a brand-new audience of fans. The series features major stars in compelling tales of intrigue by such noted writers as: Ray Bradbury Stephen King Harlan Ellison Rockne S. O'Bannon Arthur C
This film is about the life of a composer creating in the darkness of a tragic era. A life full of contradictions: Was Aram Khachaturian playing the fool for Stalinism or composing music that cried out against its evils? Was he a Soviet favourite musical son or a sacrificial lamb? A loyal subject of the Kremlin or secret dissident? An Armenian composer rooted to his heritage or the New Socialist Man? Like most Soviet citizens Khachaturian his a complex private life behind a mask of Communist loyalty.
Blonde [Box Set]
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