Two young boys in Venice are befriended by a gang of young urchins and their enigmatic leader, the Thief Lord.
Kids will love this sweeping story of two brothers whose plane crashes on a mysterious island called Dinotopia, where human beings live in harmony with dinosaurs--the herbivores, anyway. The carnivores present a problem, as the humans' defences against them--a mystical power source called sunstones--are losing strength. As they try to save the island, Carl and David (Tyron Leitso and Wentworth Miller) struggle not only with tyrannosaurs and prehistoric crocodiles, but also with repressive Dinotopian traditions and a scheming malcontent (David Thewlis) who stirs up all kinds of trouble. Meanwhile, they also wrestle with each other over the lovely daughter of the mayor of Waterfall City (Katie Carr). The pacifist ideals of Dinotopia are refreshing, but it's the special effects that will hook viewers: riding on the backs of brachiosaurs, flying atop pteranadons, arguing in court with triceratops and ankylosaurs. Anyone fascinated with dinosaurs (and who isn't?) will enjoy this whimsical fantasy. A host of British character actors also helps keep the human side of this four-hour mini-series lively; Alice Krige (also known as the Borg Queen in Star Trek: First Contact) gets a much more benevolent role here. --Bret Fetzer
The story's setting is 1947 England where hard-hit Brits won't let mandatory food rationing keep them from celebrating the wedding of the future queen to Lt. Phillip Mountbatten. But there may be no public banquet for citizens in a Yorkshire town. The contraband guest of honour they've pampered and fattened has been pignapped!
Set in 1924 the fifth series sees the return of our much loved characters in the sumptuous setting of Downton Abbey. As they face new challenges the Crawley family and the servants who work for them remain inseparably interlinked. A new Labour government heralds changes that are being felt throughout the land and life at Downton is not untouched. Robert Mary and Branson together must navigate these shifting sands to ensure the future of the estate for generations to come. As Branson finds himself playing a more crucial role at Downton than ever before he can’t help questioning his place in this world. Mary is finally coming to accept that she would like to marry again but will she ever be able to find the same happiness that she had with Matthew? Meanwhile with still no news of her beloved Gregson Edith suffers under the burden of her terrible secret. Downstairs the servants are starting to consider what effect social changes may have on their working lives. While Daisy’s mind is opened to new possibilities Mrs Patmore views such new and uncertain paths with trepidation. Anna and Bates have weathered many storms and are finally starting to plan their future. But with so much painful history will they ever be able to completely move on or will past secrets once again threaten their chance of ever finding happiness? Includes exclusive clip from Downton Abbey 2014 Christmas special Bonus Features: The Roaring Twenties A Day with Lady Rose Mrs Patmore’s London Kitchen First look at 2014 Christmas Special
Defying the moral constraints of Victorian England and her parents a young woman engages in unbridled promiscuity with two partners before setting out to capture the full sensuality of life itself. Based on the novel by D.H. Lawrence.
Look who grew up: in Our Lips Are Sealed Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, once the sleepy-eyed preschoolers in the hit TV sitcom Full House, wake to find themselves ready for their first day of high school. But the day doesn't shape up as ultra-fantastically as in their dreams. A series of bizarre circumstances force them into a life-threatening situation in which only the FBI Witness Protection Program can help. It turns out that Mary-Kate and Ashley are their own worst enemies; the girls continually blow their cover until finally they're booted down under to the warm and sparkling recreation mecca of Sydney, Australia. Here the challenge to keep a secret takes second fiddle to the bigger challenges of fitting in with the popular group, learning Aussie lingo, and (apparently) changing into a new set of adorable clothes and accessories in almost every scene. Fans from the ages of 6 to 13 will probably enjoy the daft antics of the Olsens, their adventures with cute boyfriends, and their ability to thwart the goofy bad guys. Also, their acting ability--although crippled by yet another bubblehead script--continues to improve. To the parental crowd, the film plays somewhat like a New Age beach-blanket movie with plenty of surfer parties, flower-power fun, overblown story points, mild potty humour, and lots of belly buttons (LOTS of belly buttons). The movie also has some inexplicable references (to such grown-up phenomena as The Blair Witch Project and The Sopranos) that are bound to go way over the target audience's heads but it's absolutely clean fun that fans will eat up. --Liane Thomas, Amazon.com
Michael Moore's "Capitalism: A Love Story" comes home to the issue he's been examining throughout his career: the disastrous impact of corporate dominance on the everyday lives of Americans.
East Is EastFor the seven kids of George Khan life is one long compromise. Tomboy Meenah prefers playing footie to wearing a sari hippie Saleem pretends to be studying engineering when he's really at art school heart throb Tariq has got a reputation as a local Casanova and Sajid hasn't even been circumcised yet! Brassed OffIt's 1992 and the miners of Grimley Colliery are facing uncertainty. Not only is their pit under threat but the Grimley Colliery Band is on the verge of breaking up - that is until Gloria (Tara Fitzgerald) arrives. As the only female member of the band she somehow manages to rekindle their enthusiam for the forthcoming National Championships as well as rekindling a childhood romance with Andy (Ewan McGregor). Purely BelterAt the centre of this heart warming comedy are two young boys who won't give up on the pursuit of their dreams. Gerry and Sewell are broke. Owning season tickets to their beloved football club is their biggest dream of all. The tickets cost ''1000: they''re ''1000 short...
During the Nazi occupation of Paris in the 1940's a group of men are dragged off the street by soldiers. The twenty nine Frenchman are all quite innocent but the Germans have ordered that one out of every ten men must be executed. One such man a French lawyer named Chavel trades his material possessions for his life with a dying man when condemned to the firing squad. At the end of the war Chavel posing as one of the other prisoners returns to his home which is now occupied by t
For all six seasons, the relationships of Downton Abbey's couples have had us celebrating, commiserating and, above all, sharing their most vulnerable and very best moments. This celebration collection includes some of the most romantic and touching wedding scenes and episodes from the entire series of Downton Abbey. Spanning the idyllic pre-war era through the storms of The Great War into the roaring 1920s, there have been many crucial relationships both upstairs and downstairs in the great house. As the world around them undergoes extraordinary change, love affairs within the sumptuous home continue to be marked by passion, ambition, and heartbreak. Features 5 full episodes (including the Finale), and also includes brand new and exclusive filmed introduction and discussion from the show's creative team who brought these relationships to life and their insights into the romance and storylines.
Trevor Eve (Waking the Dead, Troy) is Felix Cramer, a mediocre and frustrated novelist who is fast approaching middle age and suffering writer's block. When Cramer develops a fascination for the eighteen year old daughter of his best friend Richard (Jim Carter) an illicit affair gradually begins. Sally (Rudi Davies) is about to leave for university but falls hopelessly in love. When the affair is exposed, simmering family tensions finally explode and Cramer's actions come to dramatically affe.
A highly regarded science fiction classic it effectively conveys the paranoia of McCarthy's America and is considered by many to be the definitive ""Cold War"" film.During a thunderstorm a boy witnesses the landing of a flying saucer in a nearby field. No one believes his wild tale and the alien invaders who remain unseen in their subterranean space ship begin controlling the town's inhabitants.Brilliantly designed and directed by William Cameron is a surrealistic nightmare that's
Exiled to a video-only release when its distributor balked after the flop of Jean-Claude Van Damme's previous film Knock Off, this lavish adventure deserved a chance at theatrical success. Action icon Van Damme recasts himself as a tragic romantic hero in this entertaining old-fashioned adventure with a modern sensibility. "The Muscles from Brussels" is no Brando, but he acquits himself nicely as a cocky boxer who double-crosses a Marseilles mobster and joins the French Foreign Legion when his half-baked plan backfires with tragic consequences. Surrounded by a better than usual cast (including Steven Berkoff as a Teutonic drill sergeant, Jim Carter as the ruthless ganglord, and Nicholas Farrell as a gentleman soldier with a taste for gambling and a dark past), Van Damme's dour performance sometimes gets lost in the colourful characters around him. But that's okay--there's adventure enough to go around and he's willing to share it. The Marseilles scenes evoke a quaint movie past with their smoky bars and shadowy streets, but the film is reborn as an ambitious, stoic platoon drama in the sands of French Morocco. Legionnaire alludes to classic films from Beau Geste to Casablanca to Lawrence of Arabia, but ultimately marches its own macho course, revelling in testosterone-driven heroics and bonding-under-fire while acknowledging the irony of its colonial mission ("We're the intruders", realises one soldier). It's a calculated risk for Van Damme (who also co-wrote and co-produced), but if Legionnaire never quite grasps the epic scope it's reaching for, it remains one of his best films, an handsome, exciting and surprisingly grim desert adventure. --Sean Axmaker, Amazon.com
Heartlands is the richly comic story of a man who decides to give up his local shop and travel on an odyssey across the heartland's of England to retrieve his first love, his friends and his dignity.
Recently widowed and bringing up two teenage children local general practitioner and forensic surgeon Dr. Paul Dangerfield is a morose and brooding man dedicated to his profession sometimes at the cost of his personal relationships. Episodes Comprise: 1. Police Brutality 2. The Accidental Shooting 3. A Patient's Secret 4. Victim of Rape (1) 5. Victim of Rape (2) 6. Peeping Tom
A Private Function is a hysterically funny tale of social climbing and a stolen pig starring Monty Python legend and famous world traveller Michael Palin (A Fish Called Wanda; Brazil; Time Bandits; The Missionary).
Fresh from Stuart Little, young Jonathan Lipnicki carries on his pint-sized shoulders his every scene in The Little Vampire as eight-year-old Tony, befriender of vampires. The Scottish setting lends itself nicely to spookiness, too. A continent away from his native California, Tony's having a tough time making new friends when a band of vagabond vampires enters his life through his bedroom window. The encounter seems pure coincidence at first, but then the scary truth surfaces: Tony, though he's not a vampire himself, has "sympathy for our kind", as the dad of the bat-linked brood puts it. Visions of vampire happenings from generations past invade the kid's consciousness, and they hold the key to the clan's current gypsy-like predicament. Through his clairvoyance and, by extension, the discovery of a long-lost amulet, the mostly benevolent bloodsuckers are able to reclaim their rightful status as proper cave-dwellers in their homeland. Clueless-parent predicaments abound--Tony's mum and dad smirk at their son's vampire-obsessed imagination until the cape-draped heads of the clan drop by for a visit--and viewers of around Tony's age will find the gang's adventures eluding a bumbling vampire hunter genuinely chuckle worthy. --Tammy La Gorce
In the wildly entertaining spirit of A Fish Called Wanda BLAME IT ON THE BELLBOY delivers the year's craziest laughs! Featuring an all-star cast the hilarity kicks off when a daffy bellboy (Bronson Pinchot) accidentally switches the itinerary envelopes for three guests (Dudley Moore Bryan Brown and Richard Griffiths). His actions cause a hilarious case of mistaken identities sending the trio down a road of comic non-stop adventures! Check in today for a zany time where mix-ups
Nothing is quite as it seems behind the well trimmed hedges if the picturesque cottages in the idillic English county of Midsomer. Beneath the tranquil surface of sleepy village life exist dark secrets scandals and downright evil. John Nettles stars as the humourous thoughtful and methodical Detective Chief Inspector Barnaby. David Heartley-Reade the son of a local Archaeologist has written a book which tells of a golden chalice and a ritual spear found in Midsomer Barrow. David
Colin (Michael Sheen) sets off across the country to win back his wife. Out of his routine life and away from the familiarities of his home town Colin meets people and encounters a series of incidents that will shape his new life...
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