Three Men And A Baby (Dir. Leonard Nimoy 1987): They changed her diapers. She changed their lives. Take three of Hollywood's hottest stars of the '80s add one adorable baby girl and the result is one of the biggest funniest comedy hits ever! Three handsome Manhattan bachelors finding their dating and mating rituals irreparably damaged when an unexpected new roommate - complete with crib pacifier and dirty diaper - shows up on their doorstep. This bouncing bundle of
For anyone who's ever won. For anyone who's ever lost. And for anyone who's still in there trying.... When a secretary's idea is stolen by her boss she seizes the opportunity to steal it back. Her boss breaks her leg in a skiing accident and the daring secretary decides to take her office her apartment and even her wardrobe! it's make or break time...
Steven Spielberg produced this underwhelming 1986 effort at a slapstick spin on Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House. The pre-Oscar Tom Hanks stars with Shelley Long as a married couple whose efforts to finish construction on their home are sabotaged by costly and sporadically funny accidents. The unfinished domicile becomes a metaphor for their troubled relationship, as evidenced by the attraction of Long's character to a madman violinist (Alexander Godunov). Hanks is the only reason at this point to check this film out. Richard Benjamin (My Favorite Year) directs but with no flair or distinction. --Tom Keogh, Amazon.com
One of the best romantic comedies of the 1990s, My Best Friend's Wedding not only gave Julia Roberts a delightful vehicle for her crowd-pleasing comeback, but it further distinguished itself by avoiding the conventional plotting of the genre. Julia plays a prominent Chicago restaurant critic whose best friend (Dermot Mulroney) is a former lover from her college days with whom she'd made a binding pact: if neither of them were married by the age of 28, they'd marry each other. Just when they're about to reach the deadline of their agreement, Mulroney arrives in Chicago to introduce Roberts to his seemingly perfect fiancée (Cameron Diaz) and announce their wedding in just three days. That leaves the shocked Julia with just three short days to sabotage the wedding and marry the man she now realises she's loved all along. With potential heartbreak waiting in the wings, she'll either get what she wants or pay the price for her selfish behaviour, and Ronald Bass's cleverly constructed screenplay keeps us guessing to the very end. Rupert Everett scored rave reviews for his scene-stealing performance as Robert's gay friend who goes along with her scheming (but only so far), and even as she makes her character's needy desperation disarmingly appealing, Roberts wisely allows Diaz to capitalise on her charming time in the spotlight. As the romantic outcome remains uncertain, the viewer is held in a state of giddy suspense, and director PJ Hogan pulls off some hilarious scenes (like a restaurant full of people singing the Dionne Warwick hit "I Say a Little Prayer") that could easily have fallen flat in the hands of a less talented filmmaker. It's no surprise that this was one of the box-office smashes of 1997. --Jeff Shannon
Not nearly as good as the original French comedy upon which it is based, Three Men and a Baby is nevertheless decent brain candy directed with some crackle by Leonard Nimoy. Tom Selleck, Steve Guttenberg, and Ted Danson star as three swinging bachelor roommates who find a baby girl on their doorstep--the daughter of Danson's character (who doesn't know about her) by a woman (Nancy Travis) with whom he had a brief fling. The jokes about dirty diapers and feeding schedules are predictable, but the film gains real warmth from Selleck, who does a convincing job playing a man whose life is changed for the better by added responsibility. A distracting subplot involving some bad guys threatens to derail everything, and the ending is a bit unconvincing as filmed, but the virtues of this film finally win out over its weaknesses. --Tom Keogh, Amazon.com
Michael Douglas stars as a feckless middle aged literary professor struggling to live up to his own successful past and sort out his chaotic present in this ensemble comedy that also stars Tobey Maguire, Frances McDormand and Robert Downey Jr.
Samuel Jackson stars as "the cat who wont cop out whens theres danger all about" in this new take on the blaxploitation classic.
Will Smith plays a date doctor who is about to be unmasked by a glam gossip reporter in this charming romantic comedy.
Meg Ryan and Hugh Jackman star in this time travelling romantic comedy about a pennyless British Aristocrat transported through time from his native Nineteenth Century New York to the present day.
One of the best romantic comedies of the 1990s, My Best Friend's Wedding not only gave Julia Roberts a delightful vehicle for her crowd-pleasing comeback, but it further distinguished itself by avoiding the conventional plotting of the genre. She plays a prominent Chicago restaurant critic whose best friend (Dermot Mulroney) is a former lover from her college days with whom she'd made a binding pact: if neither of them were married by the age of 28, they'd marry each other. Just when they're about to reach the deadline of their agreement, Mulroney arrives in Chicago to introduce Roberts to his seemingly perfect fiancée (Cameron Diaz) and announce their wedding in just three days. That leaves the shocked Julia with just three short days to sabotage the wedding and marry the man she now realises she's loved all along. With potential heartbreak waiting in the wings, she'll either get what she wants or pay the price for her selfish behaviour, and Ronald Bass' cleverly constructed screenplay keeps us guessing to the very end. It's no surprise that this was one of the box-office smashes of 1997. --Jeff Shannon, Amazon.com On the DVD: My Best Friend's Wedding is presented in 2.35:1 anamorphic widescreen and there is very little grain or noise, the only blurring coming from those soft focus moments. There are two "making-of" documentaries, one produced by HBO and the other a general behind the scenes mix of fly on the wall footage and interviews with cast and crew. Masquerading as helpful hints for the soon to be wed there's also a short featurette called "Wedding Do's and Don'ts". You can also sing along with one of the film's more bizarre moments; the fish restaurant rendition of "Say a Little Prayer", check out the pictures in the wedding album and read the filmographies. --Kristen Bowditch
Dolly Parton (9 to 5 Steel Magnolias) and James Woods (The Hard Way) star in this lighthearted romantic comedy about a country girl who accidentally becomes Chicago's hottest talk radio celebrity. With her homespun wit and down-home advice Shirlee Kenyon wins listeners' hearts... and the heart of investigative reporter Jack Russell. But when Jack discovers the hidden secret to her success it jeopardises both her newfound celebrity status and their future together. Filled with roman
One of the most critically-acclaimed films of the 80s Children Of A Lesser God garnered four Academy Award nominations and a Best Actress Oscar for Marlee Matlin. Based on the hit Broadway play it's the uplifting love story of John Leeds (William Hurt) an idealistic special education teacher and a headstrong deaf girl named Sarah (Marlee Matlin). At first Leeds sees Sarah as a teaching challenge. But soon their teacher/student relationship blossoms into a love so passionate it sh
The Follow-up to the 1986 Original. Bryan Brown and Brian Dennehy are back for an all-new action-thriller that continues the FX saga with stylish wit unrelenting suspense and amazing high-tech action. Five years after his first deadly adventure Rollie Tyler (Brown) has left the special effects business and now designs sophisticated electronic toys for a living. But when his girlfriend’s ex-husband (Tom Mason) a police detective persuades him to devise an illusion to capt
This morning they were playing ping-pong in the hospital rec room. Now they're lost in New York and framed for murder. This was never covered in group therapy. Michael Keaton heads an all-star cast in this irresistible comedy about four mental patients who are seperated from their therapist on the way to a baseball game. A chronic liar with a violent streak Billy (Michael Keaton) finds himself on the loose in New York City with his fellow group-therapy patients: Henry (Chri
Starring four times Oscar-nominated Ed Harris as the widowed Father and Melanie Griffith as the 'tart with a heart'; the film explores themes of acceptance and love through the eyes of a young boy. The relationship between father and son is played out with sensitivity and understanding between Harris and the young Michael Patrick Carter. The bond the two actors share allows the film to create an authentic family environment into which Griffith's good-hearted prostitute enters and even
It divided a country. It created a nation.
A sister (Linney) and brother (Hoffman) face the realities of familial responsibility as they begin to care for their ailing father.
Julia Roberts Cameron Diaz Rupert Everett and Dermot Mulroney star in My Best Friend's Wedding a high-spirited romantic comedy that serves up something wild something new sometimes touching and sometimes truly hilarious! Roberts dazzles as commitment-shy Julianne Potter who suddenly realises she is in love with her best friend Michael (Mulroney). There's just one catch: he's about to marry someone else. Now she has to win him back and with just four days the help of her resourceful boss (Everett) and the benefits of an extremely devious mind Jules will do anything to steal him back; except tell him the honest truth!
""Two Thumbs Up! I Was Mesmerized From Beginning To End!"" -Roger Ebert ""Siskel and Ebert"" Writer/director Woody Allen delivers a powerful ""searing adult drama"" (Leonard Maltin) examining the life of an accomplished philosophy professor teetering on the brink of self-understanding. Boasting a superb cast led by Gena Rowlands Mia Farrow Ian Holm and Gene Hackman Another Woman is Allen's 17th triumphant film. Stylistically rich and technically expert the film layers past and pres
Werner Ernst is an overworked intern who only wants what is best for his elderly comatose patient--until he falls for the ailing man's beautiful daughter Felicia. The seductive Felicia has ten million reasons to let her father ""die with dignity "" while her deeply religious sister has her own motives for keeping him alive. Caught between passion and duty Werner descends into a moral mine field where the physician's god-like powers of life and death depend on knowing right from wrong-
Please wait. Loading...