Bad Boys (Dir. Michael Bay 1995): When $100 million of seized heroin is stolen from the Miami Police lockup Detectives Lowrey (Will Smith) and Burnett (Martin Lawrence) Miami's most mismatched cops are called upon to solve the case before the FBI close their department. Julie (Tea Leoni) is their only lead to the case but will only speak to Lowrey. As he is not around when she calls Burnett impersonates his cool slick partner. A hilarious role reversal begins in order to
The Long Kiss Goodnight: An ordinary woman discovers that her life was not always ordinary in this action thriller. Samantha Caine (Geena Davis) is a typical, well-mannered single mother working as a schoolteacher when she isn't looking after her children. Nothing on the surface would seem to be remarkable about Samantha's life, but every once in a while she has vague memories and unexplained impulses that don't add up with her current life experience. When an auto accident and a telev...
Ex-drug dealer Superfly is persuaded to return to America in order to trap the current dealers....
Prepare for the next level! In Washington D.C. the centre of American power an attack is being prepared on a target you would never expect. In the midst of intrique and a major power play xXx discovers that the greatest threat to the United States comes from high within the US government itself. Agent xXx must somehow stop the unimaginable from happing - an attack on the US capital itself. From director Lee Tamahori (Die Another Day) xXx 2: The Next Level is packed with special effects action and intrigue ! Ice Cube is agent xXx !
Featuring: Stephen Hawking Samuel L. Jackson Morgan Freeman Courtney Cox Donald Trump Martin Sheen Maggie Gyllenhaal and Will.I.Am. Featuring 12 fascinating episodes that explore a diverse range of topics from the scientific world: Did God Create the Universe? with Stephen Hawking How Will the World End? with Samuel L. Jackson Parallel Universes: Are They Real? with Morgan Freeman Can You Live Forever? with Adam Savage How Evil Are You? with Eli Roth I Caveman with Morgan Spurlock Life Before Birth with Courtney Cox What's America Worth? with Donald Trump What's Beneath America? with Martin Sheen Why is Sex Fun? with Maggie Gyllenhaal World's Dirtiest Man with Mike Rowe When Robots Rule with Will.I.Am
Swordfish Log on. Hack in. Go anywhere. Steal everything. John Travolta stars as Gabriel Shear a sinister mastermind with an elite criminal crew who are desperately trying to access information locked inside a complicated computer system that contains government secrets and if they can hack it a billion payday... Basic Legendary drill instructor Sgt. Nathan West (Samuel Jackson) takes six Ranger cadets on a training mission to Fort Clayton in the Panamanian jungle but only two remain alive. The two survivors are uncooperative and give wildly differing accounts of what actually happened. Former Ranger and DEA agent Tom Hardy (John Travolta) currently on suspension for allegedly accepting a bribe is called in to try and separate the truth from the lies and find out what really happened. Collateral Damage: A firefighter (Arnold Schwarzenegger) is plunged into the complex and dangerous world of international terrorism after he loses his wife and child in a bombing. Frustrated by the government's stalled investigation and haunted by the thought that the man responsible for murdering his family might never be brought to justice he takes matters into his own hands and tracks the bomber to Columbia...
In this spine-tingling and visually stunning thriller Samuel L. Jackson is Romulus Ledbetter a misunderstood musician turned recluse hiding from personal demons in a New York City cave. When Romulus finds the frozen body of a young drifter in a tree the authorities - including his police officer daughter (Aunjanne Ellis) - claim the death is accidental. Romulus is convinced the man was murdered by prominent art photographer David Leppenraub (Colm Feore). But how can he prove he's right when everyone thinks he's insane?
Title Comprise: 1408: Renowned horror novelist Mike Enslin (Cusack) only believes what he can see with his own two eyes. After a string of bestsellers discrediting paranormal events in the most infamous haunted houses and graveyards around the world he scoffs at the concept of an afterlife. Enslin's phantom-free run of long and lonely nights is about to change forever when he checks into suite 1408 of the notorious Dolphin Hotel for his latest project Ten Nights in Haunted Hotel Rooms. Defying the warnings of the hotel manager (Jackson) the author is the first person in years to stay in the reputedly haunted room. Another bestseller may be iminent but like all Stephen King heroes Enslin must go from skeptic to true believer - and ultimately survive the night. Black Snake Moan: In a small Tennessee town two unlikely souls are about to be lured together at the sticky crossroads between rage and love. Found lying on the side of the road beaten and nearly dead is Rae (Christina Ricci) a 22 year old who has developed a reputation around town for having an insatiable itch for sex. Her rescuer is Lazarus (Samuel L. Jackson) an ex-blues guitarist who has grown used to lifes relentless strains of trouble and sorrow. Desperate for a change himself Lazarus holds Rae prisoner and sets out to cure her of her wicked ways. But to get to the deep dark bottom of Rae's mystery Lazarus will first have to face the demons that reside in both their hearts especially when Raes one true love Ronnie (Justin Timberlake) a Guardsman who was supposed to be headed for Iraq comes looking for her. Against its Southern gothic background Black Snake Moan unfolds in raw revealing and ultimately transcendent shades of blue. Changing Lanes: Affluent Wall Street lawyer Gavin Banek (Ben Affleck) and recovering alcoholic Doyle Gipson (Samuel L. Jackson) are both on their way to vital court hearings when they get involved in a fender bender accident with each other on New York's FDR Drive. In a rush Banek leaves the scene without doing things by the book but he leaves behind an important document. Stranded Gipson is late for a custody hearing and so begins a cruel game of one-upmanship between the men. Changing Lanes is an engrossing intelligently scripted urban drama. Coach Carter: Inspired by a true story Samuel L. Jackson and Ashanti star in this inspirational account of a high school basketball coach (Jackson) who received high praise - and staunch criticism - for benching his entire undefeated team due to their poor academic performance... Shaft: Crooked cops on the take small-time drug lords sleazy informers and sadistic rich kids ready to kill: for police detective John Shaft it's just another night in the underbelly of New York City another shift facing down cops and criminals who want him dead and a legal system that thrives on money not justice. With Samuel L. Jackson in the starring role and John Singleton directing Shaft is a new approach to one of the great film icons of the 1970s. He's tough he's smart he's cool - just what you'd expect from a man whose uncle and mentor is John Shaft who now as then is played by Richard Roundtree. Also starring in the Paramount Pictures presentation are Vanessa Williams Jeffrey Wright Christian Bale Dan Hedaya Busta Rhymes and Toni Collette.
Two lovers (Christian Slater Patricia Arquette) are thrust into a dangerous game of high-stakes negotiations and high-speed adventure. The pair come into unexpected possession of a suitcase of mob contraband. Fleeing to Los Angeles they hope to sell the goods and begin a new life. But both sides of the law have other ideas...
From the makers of Madagascar and Kung Fu Panda Turbo is a high-velocity 3D comedy about a snail who dares to dream big - and fast. After a freak accident infuses him with the power of super-speed Turbo kicks into overdrive and embarks on an extraordinary journey to achieve the seemingly impossible: competing in the world's fastest race the Indianapolis 500. With the help of his tricked-out streetwise snail crew this ultimate underdog puts his heart and shell on the line to prove that no dream is too big and no dreamer too small.
Emilio Estevez and Samuel L. Jackson are Colt and Luger two dangerously over-the-edge detectives who uncover a despicable plot to simultaneously rot America's brains and teeth with drug-laced Wilderness Girl cookies. Aided by a likeable slimeball (Jon Lovitz) a leather-loving beauty (Kathy Ireland) they battle arch bad-dudes General Mortars (William Shatner) and Mr Jigsaw (Tim Curry) in a riotous crime-busting comedy romp featuring surprise cameos from more superstars than you can shake a .375 Magnum at. In the tradition of 'Hot Shots!' and 'Naked Gun' it's outlandishly off-beat and outrageously out-of-control as macho crime-action takes it in the shorts in... 'National Lampoon's Loaded Weapon 1'!
Afro Samurai is the coolest the hippest and the bloodiest anime to come out of Japan in quite some time - and maybe ever. With a fast action-packed storyline a dream-like quality to the animation and the spectacular voices of the uber-cool Samuel L. Jackson the bone-chillingly evil Ron Perlman (Hellboy Alien Resurrection) and the ultra-sexy Kelly Hu (X Men 3) Afro has quickly become a major worldwide hit. Add a Hip Hop/Soul/Rock soundtrack especially composed by The RZA (Wu Tan Clan Kill Bill) and you can see why Afro commanded one of the biggest budgets anime has ever seen. Cutting edge animation top Hollywood cast a pumping sound track and a great story - it doesn't get better than this!
Herman Wallace Albert Woodfox and Robert King spent almost a century between them in solitary confinement in Angola the Louisiana State Penitentiary. They have become known as the Angola Three. In 1972 prison officials charged Wallace and Woodfox with the murder of a prison guard Brent Miller. King 150 miles from the scene of the crime was identified as a 'conspirator'; in 1972 he was accused of the murder of a fellow inmate. With no physical evidence or credible witness testimony the three men were convicted by all-white juries sentenced to life imprisonment and placed in solitary confinement. Their cells measured 9ft by 6ft. It is widely believed they were targeted not only to silence their protests but also because of their involvement with the Black Panthers. After judicial reviews Robert King was freed in 2001; in March 2008 Herman and Albert were moved to a maximum security dormitory where they remain incarcerated despite having had their convictions overturned. In the Land of the Free tells the shocking and ongoing story of these extraordinary men. Directed by Vadim Jean and narrated by Samuel L. Jackson this documentary features interviews with Robert King Albert Woodfox and Herman Wallace and talks to attorneys and others involved with the cases - including the widow of Brent Miller who believes the men are innocent of her husband's murder.
ChronicleIf you should come upon a glowing, possibly extraterrestrial object buried in a hole, go ahead and touch the thing--you might just get superpowers. Or so it goes for the three high-school buds in Chronicle, an inventive excursion into the teenage sci-fi world. Once affected by the power, the guys exercise the joys of telekinesis: shuffling cars around in parking lots, moving objects in grocery stores, that kind of thing. Oh yeah--they can fly, too: and here director Josh Trank takes wing, in the movie's giddiest sequence, as the trio zips around the clouds in a glorious wish-fulfillment. It goes without saying that there will be a shadow side to this gift, and that's where Chronicle, for all its early cleverness, begins to stumble. Broody misfit Andrew (Dane DeHaan), destined to be voted Least Likely to Handle Superpowers Well by his graduating class, is documenting all this with his video camera, which is driving him even crazier (the movie's in "found footage" style, so everything we see is from a camcorder or security camera, an approach that gets trippy when Andrew realises he can levitate his camera without having to hold it). Trank and screenwriter Max Landis (son of John) seem to lose inspiration when the last act rolls around, so the movie settles for weightless battles around the Space Needle and a smattering of mass destruction. Still, let's give Chronicle credit for an offbeat angle, and a handful of memorable scenes. --Robert Horton JumperAs preposterous action movies go, Jumper is pleasantly unpretentious and breezily entertaining. A young man named David (Hayden Christensen) discovers he has the power to teleport (or "jump") anywhere he can visualise. After using this power to steal and make a comfortable life for himself, he pursues the girl he longed for in school (Rachel Bilson, The O. C.). But as he does so, another jumper (Jamie Bell, Billy Elliot) and a pack of fanatical jumper-hunters called paladins (led by a white-haired Samuel L. Jackson) crashes into David's freewheeling life. Jumper wastes no time trying to explain how jumping works or delving into the hows and whys of the paladins; this is an alluring fantasy of power directed at a pell-mell pace by Doug Liman (The Bourne Identity, Mr. and Mrs. Smith, Go). There's a brief moment when it feels like the movie will bog down in romance and vague gestures towards character development--happily, that's the moment when Bell appears and the whole movie shifts into overdrive. You might wish that Bell and Christensen had swapped roles; Bell has a far more engaging personality, and Christensen's bland good looks might better suit a more aggressive character. Nonetheless, Jumper has oodles of dynamism and nifty visual effects to propel its comic-book storyline forward. A variety of recognisable actors in bit parts (such as Diane Lane and Kristen Stewart, Panic Room) suggest that the filmmakers are laying the groundwork for sequels. Based on a critically-acclaimed science-fiction novel by Steven Gould. --Bret Fetzer, Amazon.com
Vin Diesel is no James Bond, and he doesn't want to be. That's why XXX announced Diesel as the adrenalin-junkie Bond of the PlayStation generation, copying the Bond formula so shamelessly that this action-packed silliness would be a Bond movie if it starred Pierce Brosnan. Reuniting Diesel with his Fast and the Furious director Rob Cohen, XXX has an attitude (if not a brain) all its own, plucking Diesel's Xander Cage from his celebrity as an extreme sports renegade, recruited by a National Security Agency big shot (Samuel L. Jackson) to foil a nasty Czech villain (Marton Csokas) who's eager to depopulate Prague with remote-controlled biological weaponry. Toss in a sulky, sultry Russian agent (Asia Argento) and you've got extreme Bond-age for anyone who thinks tuxedos are passé. With a handful of eye-popping action sequences, XXX launched a movie franchise with a cool guy, another cool muscle car, and plenty of box-office sizzle. --Jeff Shannon
The Samuel L. Jackson Collection. Shaft: With Samuel L. Jackson in the starring role and John Singleton directing ""Shaft"" is a new approach to one of the great film icons of the 1970s. He's tough he's smart he's cool - just what you'd expect from a man whose uncle and mentor is John Shaft who now as then is played by Richard Roundtree. Also starring in the Paramount Pictures presentation are Vanessa Williams Jeffrey Wright Christian Bale Dan Hedaya Busta Rhymes and
Titles Comprise: Cars:Lightning McQueen (voiced by Owen Wilson) is a cocky rookie race car. Speeding on his way to a big race he crashes into Radiator Springs destroying lots of the inhabitants' belongings! In order to make up for what he did the raucous roadster is sentenced to community service. Though he will do anything to get away from the work McQueen must learn to respect and bond with the Radiator Springs inhabitants in order to get out of the town and back on the racetrack... After taking moviegoers magically into the realm of toys bugs monsters fish and superheroes the masterful storytellers and technical wizards at Pixar Animation Studios (The Incredibles Finding Nemo Monsters Inc.) and Academy Award-winning director John Lasseter (Toy Story A Bug's Life) hit the road with a fast-paced comedy adventure set inside the world of cars. Fuelled with plenty of humour action heartfelt drama and amazing new technical feats Cars is a high octane delight for moviegoers of all ages. The Incredibles:From the Academy Award-winning creators of Toy Story and Finding Nemo comes this hilarious animated adventure about a team of superheroes. Bob Parr was once known as Mr Incredible the world's greatest superhero. Fifteen years later Bob and his wife Helen (Formerly Elastigirl) have adopted civillian identities and retreated to the suburbs to lead ""normal lives"" with their three children. Now Bob's a clock-punching insurance claims adjuster fighting boredom and an ever-bulging waistline. However Bob is thrown back into the world of super-heroism when he receives a mysterious communication summoning him to a remote island for a top-secret mission. Yet again Pixar continue their trend for making ground-breaking animated films stretching the boundries laid down by their previous movies.
This box set features the following films: Snakes On A Plane (Dir. David R. Ellis) (2006): On board a flight over the Pacific Ocean an assassin bent on killing a passenger who's a witness in protective custody lets loose a crate full of deadly snakes. The rookie pilot and frightened passengers must band together to try and apprehend the assassin before it's just not the witnesses' life in jeopardy... White Noise (Dir. Geoffrey Sax) (2005): People have always searched for a way to communicate with the other side - fascinated motivated driven to find a way to connect with loved ones who have passed on. Michael Keaton plays successful architect Jonathan Rivers whose peaceful existence is shattered by the unexplained disappearance and death of his wife Anna (Chandra West). Jonathan is eventually contacted by a man (Ian McNeice) who claims to be receiving messages from Anna through EVP. At first skeptical Jonathan then becomes convinced of the messages' validity and is soon obsessed with trying to contact her on his own. His further explorations into EVP and the accompanying supernatural messages unwittingly open a door to another world allowing something uninvited into his life. White Noise 2: The Light (Dir. Patrick Lussier) (2007): A man whose family is murdered tries to commit suicide but he is brought back from the brink of death. He soon discovers that he now has the ability to identify people who are about to die and begins saving them from their demises-only to discover the perils of interrupting death's plans.
Rules of Engagement opens strongly with a Vietnam battle sequence that sets the stage for the rest of the story. But then director William Friedkin knows a thing or two about staging harrowing action sequences, and if you don't believe that, you've never seen The French Connectionor To Live and Die in LA. Unfortunately, Friedkin can't do much about the implausible plot that follows, in which the Marine commander, played by the always-terrific Samuel L Jackson, is accused of slaughtering innocent civilians (who actually were shooting at him and his men). He must rely on an old Marine buddy--a lawyer played by Tommy Lee Jones--to get him through the jury-rigged court martial. But the central premise--that an evil presidential aide would perjure himself and destroy evidence simply to maintain good relations with US allies in the Middle East, rather than defending a highly decorated Marine colonel who risked his life--is inevitably hard to swallow. And the ending is even flimsier. --Marshall Fine, Amazon.com
A triple bill of high-octane action adventures featuring S.W.A.T. Bad Boys and Striking Distance. S.W.A.T.: An imprisoned drug kingpin offers a huge cash reward to anyone that can break him out of police custody and only the LAPD's Special Weapons and Tactics team can prevent it. Bad Boys: When 0 million of seized heroin is stolen from the Miami Police lockup Detectives Lowrey (Will Smith) and Burnett (Martin Lawrence) Miami's most mismatched cops are called upon to solve the case before the FBI close their department. Julie (Tea Leoni) is their only lead to the case but will only speak to Lowrey. As he is not around when she calls Burnett impersonates his cool slick partner. A hilarious role reversal begins in order to retain her trust. From then on it's a race against time as the trio dodge the mob and retain their charade while putting pressure on every low-life in Miami's underworld to track down their man. Striking Distance: Tom Hardy (Bruce Willis) is a fifth generation Pittsburgh cop. Formerly a homicide detective he publicly challenged the police department including several of his family members about the identity of the serial killer who took his father's life. Convinced that a newly active serial killer is the same gunman who murdered his father - despite the fact that another man is already behind bars for that crime - Hardy is working out of his jurisdiction to catch the killer. The maverick cop finds himself at odds with his new partner (Sarah Jessica Parker) as he skirts around the system and defies his uncle (Dennis Farina) his father's successor as the Chief of Homicide.
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