Based on the thrilling and inspirational life of an iconic American freedom fighter, Harriet tells the extraordinary tale of Harriet Tubman's escape from slavery and transformation into one of America's greatest heroes. Her courage, ingenuity, and tenacity freed hundreds of slaves and changed the course of history.
Eddie Murphy's 1988 vehicle Coming to America was probably the point at which his status as a mainstream big-screen comedian finally gelled, following the highly successful 48 Hours pairing with Nick Nolte. Never mind the hackneyed storyline: under John Landis's tight direction, he turns in a star performance (and several brilliant cameos) that is disciplined and extremely funny. Murphy plays an African prince who comes to New York officially to sow his wild oats. Privately, he is seeking a bride he can marry for love rather than one chosen by his parents. With his companion (Arsenio Hall, who pushes Murphy all the way in the comedy stakes), he settles in the borough of Queens and takes a job in a hamburger joint. A succession of hilarious satire-barbed adventures ensue, plus the required romantic conclusion. The script is crammed with ripe one-liners , but "Freeze, you diseased rhinoceros pizzle" has to be the most devastating hold-up line of all time. Film buffs will appreciate a brief appearance by Don Ameche as a down-and-out, but this is Murphy's film and he generates warmth enough to convert the most ambivalent viewer. On the DVD: The only--rather pointless--extra on offer is the original theatrical trailer which adds nothing apart from a rapid recap of the story. But the 1.78:1 anamorphic widescreen presentation (the picture quality is diamond sharp) and Dolby Digital 5.1 soundtrack recreate the original authentic cinematic experience. The choreography of 1980s pop diva Paula Abdul in the lavish wedding scenes and Nile Rodgers' pounding musical score are the main beneficiaries. --Piers Ford
Laurence Fishburne stars as 'The King of Cali,' president of a Californian motorcycle club made up of professional African American men who exchange their suits and ties at night for leather outfits and motorcycle helmets.
This echo of 1970s disaster films stars Sylvester Stallone as the disgraced former head of New York City's Emergency Medical Services, a loser who is nevertheless a compulsive rescuer of people in danger. When the Holland Tunnel is sealed off after a fiery explosion and car passengers are trapped within, he goes inside and leads a group of survivors (a mixed group allegorically representing America's diversity) through all manner of pestilence toward safety. Directed by the imaginative Rob Cohen (Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story), Daylight finds Stallone outrageously (and to almost campy effect) pushing the envelope of his martyr persona to near-religious levels. He throws himself, quite literally, into this part and between that entertainment factor and the unnervingly convincing effects, this is a pretty watchable film.--Tom Keogh
You have to leave room for the surprises... Nicole (Renee Goldsberry) is very much in love with her boyfriend Robbie who has an excess of intelligence and ambition. But one night at a party she is heartbroken to learn that she doesn't figure in his future plans. She moves from Los Angeles to San Francisco to start anew. Months later a strange coincidence sees Brian (Terron Brooks) Robbie's estranged younger brother subletting Nicole's roommate's room for a month. Before long N
Denis Leary stars as the grown-up Dawg. A womanizing cheat of a man who misses his own grandmother's funeral due to his philandering. Nonetheless his grandmother leaves him a million dollars on one condition...Dawg must find 12 of the woman he has 'known' and apologise for his heartless behavior in the past. This takes Dawg on the journey of his life.
At Inkwell Beach summer's never been so much fun! It's a time and a place where cool clothes hot music and good friends turn a dull family trip into the summertime vacation of a lifetime! Critics everywhere praised this film - the hot big-screen comedy treat that delivers outrageous summertime fun and good time entertainment all set to an irresistible soundtrack! Spend some time down at the shore with the funniest folks you're ever going to meet - summer fun doesn't get any bette
Titles Comprise: All About You (2001): Nicole (Renee Goldsberry) is very much in love with her boyfriend Robbie who has an excess of intelligence and ambition. But one night at a party she is heartbroken to learn that she doesn't figure in his future plans. She moves from Los Angeles to San Francisco to start anew. Months later a strange coincidence sees Brian (Terron Brooks) Robbie's estranged younger brother subletting Nicole's roommate's room for a month. Before long Nicole and Robbie find themselves trying to overcome the pain in their pasts and deal with the strong attraction they have to each other. Love Chronicles (2003): controversial DJ (Howard) along with his female co-host invites the beautiful but overly-opinionated author (Givens) of a bestselling book onto his radio phone-in show. Over the course of the resulting broadcast whilst assisting their callers in matters of the heart the three self-styled love therapists discover they have romantic issues of their own... Me & Mr Jones (2001): San Francisco graphic artist Tracy Wainwright (Brian White) finds himself in an unusual situation when Mrs. Jones his boss at the internet company where he works begins giving him lavish gifts in an attempt to seduce him. They eventually begin an intense physical relationship which is not a problem for Tracy until he meets Desiree (Kim Fields) whom he considers to be the woman he's always been waiting for. Will he be able to phase Mrs. Jones out and find true romantic bliss without losing his job?
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