Stomping out their usual cuteness and carbon copying Disney's grand animation style to a tee, directors Don Bluth and Gary Goldman (An American Tail) create a successful musical comedy from the story of the lost Russian princess. Adapting the story of imperialism and revolution is tricky, and subsequently the film's opening is weak. Once Anya (voiced by Meg Ryan, sung by Liz Callaway) is a teenager and on her own (suffering from some degree of amnesia), Anastasia is quite pleasing though never refreshingly new. 20th Century Fox's big-money gamble to horn in on Disney's realm is worthy. The songs, especially the recurrent "Once Upon a December" by Broadway team Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty, are better than Disney's recent efforts. It's worth picking up the soundtrack. The mix of cell animation and computer work is vivid. The collection of vocal talent is also strong, from John Cusack (as Dimitri, who wants to earn the reward by bringing Anya to Paris) to Hank Azaria as an amusing albino bat. Kelsey Grammer helps turn a roly-poly sidekick into a warm and strong supporting character. The biggest drawback is Bluth/Goldman's insistence on having a typical villain. Surprisingly, the story would be strong enough without one and the undead corpse of Rasputin (Christopher Lloyd) is unneeded and unoriginal. --Doug Thomas
Disney/Pixar's "Toy Story 2" picks up as Andy heads off to Cowboy Camp, leaving his toys to their own devices. Things shift into high gear when an obsessive toy collector named Al McWhiggin, owner of Al's Toy Barn, kidnaps Woody.
The regulars of the Boston bar Cheers share their experiences and lives with each other while drinking or working at the bar where everybody knows your name.
With its witty dialogue sophisticated character development and classic slapstick situations Frasier is perhaps best described as the thinking man's Friends. Taking centre stage is pompous radio psychiatrist Dr Frasier Crane (Kelsey Grammer) whose phone-in show serves as much an outlet for his neuroses as it does a public service for the people of Seattle. Clever intersecting storylines feature a brilliant ensemble cast including his prim and proper brother Niles (David Hyde Pierce) their gruff retired-cop father Martin (John Mahoney) live-in home care worker Daphne (Jane Leeves) brassy radio producer Roz (Teri Gilpin) and a charismatic Jack Russell terrier named Eddie with whom Frasier has regular staring contests but never wins. This collection includes the show's pilot episode through to its eleventh series finale and every episode in between.
A baker's daughter Odette follows a unicorn into the woods where she is transformed into a swan. The spell cast by an evil wizard who wants the forest for himself is lessened by the Fairy Queen who allows Odette to become human at night. Odette discovers that she is the one chosen to save the Enchanted Forest...
From the filmmakers behind Finding Nemo, Cars and Up comes the celebrated comedy, Toy Story 2. Watch your favourite characters jump off the screen as you rediscover the humour, heart and friendship of this hilarious adventure that goes to infi nity and beyond in astonishing Disney Blu-ray 3D! Enter Disney and Pixar's incredible world with Woody, Buzz, Jessie and Bullseye in the movie that shows us what being a toy, and a friend, is all about. This must-have comedy classic is the perfect addition to your Disney Pixar collection, and, now on Disney Blu-ray 3D, you can get closer to the fun and excitement than ever before! It's Magic In A New Dimension.
Toy Story: As six-year-old Andy's favorite toy Woody (Tom Hanks) a take-charge pull-string cowboy is confident in his role as room leader. But after Andy's birthday party newcomer Buzz Lightyear (Tim Allen) a flashy space ranger with laser action and pop-out wings crash-lands into Woody's world. Buzz instantly wins the admiration of Andy's other toys igniting a rivalry that lands the duo inside the home of Sid - the toy-torturing boy next door. To escape Sid's evil plans Woody and Buzz must work together and realize they've got the perfect friend...in each other! Toy Story 2: The original all-star voice cast from Toy Story is joined in Toy Story 2 by a new gang of unforgettable characters including Jessie the cowgirl Bullseye the horse and Stinky Pete the prospector. While Andy is away Woody is abducted by a greedy toy collector. Before you can say to infinity and beyond Buzz Lightyear Mr. Potato Head Hamm Rex and Slinky Dog spring into action in this thrilling and hilarious rescue mission. Winner of the Golden Globe for Best Picture Toy Story 2 won raves from critics and audiences alike... Toy Story 3: The creators of the beloved Toy Story films re-open the toy box and bring moviegoers back to the delightful world of Woody Buzz and our favorite gang of toy characters in Toy Story 3. Woody and Buzz had accepted that their owner Andy would grow up someday but what happens when that day arrives? In the third installment Andy is preparing to depart for college leaving his loyal toys troubled about their uncertain future. Lee Unkrich (co-director of Toy Story 2 and Finding Nemo) directs this highly anticipated film and Michael Arndt the Academy Award-winning screenwriter of Little Miss Sunshine brings his unique talents and comedic sensibilities to the proceedings.
A wild and revealing journey that could make more than one family whole and restore the storks' true mission in the world.
Originally airing 20 years ago in 1984 this season sees Sam (Ted Danson) and Diane (Shelley Long) face the break-up of their explosive relationship - a predicament that brings the new character of Frasier Crane (Kelsey Grammar) into the show's comedic mix. Along with the usual laughs provided by the antics of Carla (Rhea Perlman) Cliff (John Ratzenberger) and Norm (George Wendt) this series also says farewell to actor Nicholas ""Coach"" Colosanto whose untimely death occurred shor
ALL 4 ACTION-PACKED MOVIES FROM THE TRANSFORMERS SAGA TRANSFORMERS From director Michael Bay and executive producer Steven Spielberg comes a thrilling battle between the AUTOBOTSâ¢ and the DECEPTICONSâ¢. When their epic struggle comes to Earth, all that stands between the evil DECEPTICONSâ¢ and ultimate power is a clue held by Sam Witwicky (Shia LaBeouf). Join the fight for mankind in the extraordinary adventure that is this summer's coolest film FHM. TRANSFORMERS 2- REVENGE OF THE FALLEN The battle for Earth continues in this action-packed blockbuster from director Michael Bay and executive producer Steven Spielberg. When college-bound Sam Witwicky (Shia LaBeouf) learns the truth about the ancient origins of the Transformers, he must accept his destiny and join Optimus Prime and Bumblebee in their epic battle against the Decepticons, who have returned stronger than ever with a plan to destroy our world. TRANSFORMERS 3- DARK OF THE MOON A mysterious event from Earth's past threatens to ignite a war so big that the TRANSFORMERS alone will not be able to save the planet. Sam Witwicky (Shia LaBeouf) and the AUTOBOTSâ¢ must fight against the darkness to defend our world from the DECEPTICONS'â¢ all-consuming evil in the smash hit from director Michael Bay and executive producer Steven Spielberg. TRANSFORMERS 4- AGE OF EXTINCTION From director Michael Bay and executive producer Steven Spielberg comes the hugely entertaining* Transformers: Age of Extinction. With humanity facing extinction from a terrifying new threat, it's up to Optimus Prime and the Autobots to save the world. But now that the government has turned against them, they'll need a new team of allies, including inventor Cade Yeager ( Mark Wahlberg ) and the fearsome Dinobots!
Dorothy wakes up in post-tornado Kansas, only to be whisked back to Oz to try to save her old friends the Scarecrow, the Lion, the Tin Man and Glinda from a devious new villain, the Jester. Wiser the owl, Marshal Mallow, China Princess and Tugg the tugboat join Dorothy on her latest magical journey through the colorful landscape of Oz to restore order and happiness to Emerald City.
There's a new day dawning on the farm.... The animals of Manor Farm revolt and win their freedom. All seems perfect until the pigs begin to show thier true colours. Froms Jim Henson's Creature Shop.
A Masterpiece of great storytelling, 'laugh out loud' humour, wonderful music and state of the art animation - Toy Story 2 is great fun from both kids and adults!This enormous box office hit won a Golden Globe award for Best Picture! Toy Story 2 features the original voice cast, headed by Tom Hanks as Woody and Tim Allen as Buzz Lightyear. Joining them is a round-up of unforgettable new characters, including Jessie the cow girl, Bullseye the horse and Stinky Pete the prospector.While Andy is away at summer camp, Woody is toynapped by Al, a greedy toy collector. His best friends including Buzz, Mr Potato Head, Slinky Dog and Rex set out on a heroic rescue mission to save him. Along the way, they meet a whole host of new friends including Jessie the cow girl and Bullseye the horse. Together, the Toy Story 2 gang set out to make sure Woody is home safely before Andy returns...If you enjoyed Disney Pixar's Toy Story 2 then check out some other classics from the awesome animation studio!Toy Story: One of the best movies of all-time, Pixar's debut is a stunningly imaginative, incredibly funny take on the secret life of toys. Cars: Paul Newman and Owen Wilson lend their talents to this charming adventure about a regretful race car.Wall-E: If cute robots, alien encounters and incredible animation are what you're after then watch this charming and thought-provoking film.Monsters Inc.: The monster world receives a visit from a tiny toddler, setting off a hilarious chain of events.Up: The Oscar-winning tale of an old man on the adventure that he and his wife never shared is packed full of imagination.Ratatouille: A rat named Remy dreams of becoming a great French chef despite the obvious problem.Dumbo: Find out why Disney's big-eared baby elephant has been wowing audiences for 70 years - absolutely wonderful.Snow White: This fairy tale fantasy classic hasn't aged a day since it's cinematic release in 1937.Pinocchio: A mesmerising spectacle and quite possibly Walt Disney's crowning achievement.Sleeping Beauty: Only a dashing prince can awaken the sleeping beauty from her eternal sleep.
X-Men: The Last Stand is the third installment in the popular superhero franchise, and it's an exciting one with a splash of fresh new characters.
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
The X-Men face their most potent threat to date when a vaccine to 'cure' mutants is discovered.
For its fourth season, Cheers served up a new bartender. Following the death of Nicholas Colasanto, who had played Coach, the season premiere introduced Woody Boyd (Woody Harrelson), the Indiana hick who certainly didn't raise the bar's collective IQ but had his own brand of endearing goofiness. That episode, "Birth, Death, Love and Rice", also explained what happened at the end of season 3 when Sam (Ted Danson) chased Diane (Shelley Long) and Frasier (Kesley Grammer) to Italy in hopes of preventing their marriage. The end result is that Diane returns to work at the bar and resumes her sexually charged flirtation with Sam, and Frasier becomes a brooding presence always looking for a way to win her back. Jennifer Tilly guest-stars as one of Sam's ex-girlfriends who actually hits it off with the petulant psychiatrist, but stealing the show in the same episode ("Second Time Around") was Dr. Lilith Sternin (Bebe Neuwirth), in what was supposed to be a five-minute one-shot role. The impossibly buttoned-up Sternin was such a perfect match for Frasier that she later became a regular cast member and won two Emmys. In other memorable episodes, Andy Andy (Derek McGrath) returns to terrorize Diane ("Diane's Nightmare"), the gang tries to turn the tables on Gary's Old Town Tavern in a bowling match ("From Beer to Eternity"), and Frasier sets up a night at the opera ("Diane Chambers Day"). In the three-part season finale ("Strange Bedfellows"), Sam begins dating a politician (Kate Mulgrew, later of Star Trek: Voyager) running for reelection. Diane decides to work for her opponent before taking a more drastic step, leading to Sam's memorable telephone call that served as a cliffhanger leading to season 5. Unlike previous seasons, the DVD set has no extras. --David Horiuchi
It looks great: season two of the situation comedy many consider the best ever produced on American television has a superb presentation on this DVD collection. The colours are rich, the images sharp--a vast improvement over those murky reruns in perpetual TV syndication. Then, of course, there are the consistently brilliant episodes from Cheers' sophomore year. Despite its low-rated debut in 1982, the ensemble farce set in a Boston bar confidently returned with several strong story arcs, including the turbulent, screwball romance between intellectual poseur Diane Chambers (Shelley Long) and affable primitive Sam Malone (Ted Danson), romantic conflicts for the sexually voracious and deeply cynical barmaid Carla (Rhea Perlman) and marital separation for beloved barfly Norm (George Wendt). With John Ratzenberger signing on as a full-time cast member (playing pompous jive-slinger and postman Cliff Claven), and those opaque one-liners by the clueless Coach (Nicholas Colasanto), Cheers was firing on all cylinders. Episode highlights include "They Call Me Mayday", in which talk-show personality Dick Cavett, playing himself, convinces Sam the public would be interested in the former major league pitcher's autobiography--a notion that throws the unpublished, would-be novelist Diane into disbelief. Also wonderful is "Where There's a Will," guest-starring George Gaynes as a rich, dying man who leaves the gang $100,000 on a paper napkin will. "No Help Wanted" finds Sam's friendship with down-on-his-luck accountant Norm strained when the latter has a go at the bar's books, while the great "Coach Buries a Grudge" features the addled, elder statesman of Cheers delivering a memorable eulogy for a friend after discovering the dead man had an affair with his wife. Opinions vary about the worthiness of Cheers' latter years (the show ended in 1993), but no one disputes the merit of its ground-breaking start. --Tom Keogh
Transformers Dueling alien races, the Autobots and the Decepticons, bring their battle to Earth, leaving the future of humankind hanging in the balance. Transformers: Revenge of The Fallen When college-bound Sam Witwicky (Shia LaBeouf) learns the truth about the ancient origins of the Transformers, he must join Optimus Prime and Bumblebee in their epic battle against the Decepticons, who have returned with a plan to destroy our world. Transformers: Dark of The Moon The Autobots learn of a Cybertronian spacecraft hidden on the Moon, and race against the Decepticons to reach it and learn its secrets, which could turn the tide in the Transformers' final battle. Transformers: Age of Extinction With humanity facing extinction from a terrifying new threat, it's up to the Autobots to save Earth. They'll need new allies, including inventor Cade (Mark Wahlberg) and the Dinobots! Transformers: The Last Knight The Last Knight shatters the core myths of the Transformers franchise, and redefines what it means to be a hero. Humans and Transformers are at war, Optimus Prime is gone. The key to saving our future lies buried in the secrets of the past, in the hidden history of Transformers on Earth. Saving our world falls upon the shoulders of an unlikely alliance: Cade Yeager (Mark Wahlberg); Bumblebee; an English Lord (Sir Anthony Hopkins); and an Oxford Professor (Laura Haddock). There comes a moment in everyone's life when we are called upon to make a difference. In Transformers: The Last Knight, the hunted will become heroes. Heroes will become villains. Only one world will survive: theirs, or ours. Includes Bonus Disc with over 90 minutes of Special Features!
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