Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Master and Commander


When a sudden attack by a French warship inflicts casualities and severe damage upon his vessel, Captain "Lucky" Jack Aubrey (Crowe) of the British Royal Navy is torn between duty and friendship as he embarks on a thrilling, high-stakes chase across two oceans to intercept and capture the enemy at any cost. Nominated for 10 Academy Awards including Best Picture!

Alexander Revisited



This third video release of Oliver Stone's epic about Alexander the Great. Now available is an all new and completely unrated version of Oliver Stone's incredible epic film, loaded with nearly 40 minutes of additional never-before-seen footage, that takes the film to a new level of realism and intensity. Restructured and expanded into two acts with one intermission, Oliver Stone's vision is delivered the way he originally conceived and intended. With the new, unrated and graphic battle scenes and unadulterated sensuality, it's the movie you couldn't see in theatres..

[Marcel Carné] Les tricheurs (1958)


igh Noon is a 1952 western film which tells the story of a town marshal who is forced to face a gang of killers by himself.
The movie was written by John W. Cunningham (story) and Carl Foreman, based on a pulp short story, The Tin Star. It was directed by Fred Zinnemann. Zinnemann himself was highly influenced by the books of Karl May, which he had read as a child. Writer Carl Foreman was also the producer of the film, but he was uncredited as he had been blacklisted by the MPAA after having been summoned to appear before the House Committee on Un-American Activities.

Rush Hour 3 (2007) - DVD


Rush Hour 3, the sequel I've been waiting for, it's been 6 years since our last Rush and I couldn't wait to join Chris and Jackie once again for their awesome comedy and action. I saw Rush Hour 3 a few days ago and I have to say that while I was definitely entertained, this still didn't feel the same as the previous Rush Hour films. It had great comedy, don't get me wrong, Chris Tucker is still so much fun to watch on screen. Jackie adds a little more comedic edge to his role this time; but it seemed like Jackie and Chris are not clicking as well as they used too. It almost seemed like they were meeting for the first time watching them on screen. Not only that, but this movie seemed more rushed and the story wasn't as well developed as the first two Rush Hour films.

In the beginning it seems like Lee and Carter are not on good terms, Carter seems to have broken off Lee's relationship to his ex girlfriend, Isabella. After an assassination attempt on China's Ambassador, Lee and Carter are about to face the Triads', China's deadliest gang. They are looking for a list in Paris and Lee and Carter are on the case to find a beautiful woman who might hold the secret. Things get a little more tricky when Lee has to his own brother who is the leader of the Triads'.

Rush Hour 3 is all in good fun, standing on it's own, if this was the first Rush Hour, it would have been fine somewhat, but just comparing it to the first two films, this wasn't as good. But that's just my opinion. But I think if you loved the first two Rush Hour films, you should see this, it's still a fun film and has great comedy, there is a little less action, a warning in advance, but it's all good if you are looking for a fun film for the end of the summer.

Bob Rafelson - Five Easy Pieces (1970)


A disaffected man seeks a sense of identity in one of the key films of Hollywood's 1970s New Wave. Once a promising pianist from a family of classical musicians, Bobby Eroica Dupea (Jack Nicholson, in his first major starring role) leads a blue-collar life as an oil rigger, living with needy waitress girlfriend Rayette (Karen Black) and bowling with their friends Elton (Billy "Green" Bush) and Stoney (Fannie Flagg). Feeling suffocated by responsibilities, Bobby seeks out his sister, Tita (Lois Smith), and, discovering that his father is gravely ill, he reluctantly heads back to the patrician family compound in Puget Sound with a pregnant Rayette in tow.

Shoot Em Up (2007)

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Ever wondered what Clive Owen’s Bond would have been like? Look no further than this frenetic actioner, which sees his carrot-chomping¬ sharpshooter try to save a newly orphaned baby from the clutches of evil assassin¬ Giamatti.Over-the-top, cartoonish and ridiculously violent, Michael Davis’s film rivals Crank for sheer stupidity – at one point Owen has a shoot-out while shagging Bellucci’s maternal prostitute.But, thanks to its sneakily subversive¬ tone (the plot, with heavy irony, involves gun control) and grandstand performances¬, the flashy result¬ mostly hits the target. The London Paper

Kramer Contro Kramer


Dal romanzo di Avery Corman. Moglie insoddisfatta lascia il marito e il figlioletto. Il babbo si trasforma in mamma e conquista l'affetto del bambino, ma diciotto mesi dopo lei ritorna a reclamare la custodia. Finiscono in tribunale.

5 premi Oscar (miglior film, regia, sceneggiatura, attore protagonista, attrice protagonista), enorme successo di pubblico. Strappalacrime e spezzacuori, tutto raccontato dalla parte di lui. Il che non impedisce di ammirarne la maestria ruffiana.

Un film di Robert Benton. Con Dustin Hoffman, Jane Alexander , Meryl Streep, Justin Henry, Jackie Earle Haley.
Genere Drammatico, colore 104 minuti. - Produzione USA 1979.

The Invisible (2007) BlueRay Rip



After an attack leaves him in limbo -- invisible to the living and also near death -- a teenager discovers the only person who might be able help him is his attacker. The Invisible contains the kernel of an engaging story, but the movie has such a pervading pensive tone throughout, that it becomes an unrelenting drag to endure for anyone who's not already on heavy-duty antidepressant medication.

Campus Man


He must decide between success andifriendship
College business student Todd Barrett is "in the money" when his marketing brainchild - a beefcake calendar featuring his pen pal Brett - sells faster than Brett can flex a pec. But success has a price... for Brett. His entanglement with the calendar - and with its publisher - could possibly destroy his athletic dreams of Olympic gold. Kim Delaney co-stars in this amusing look at make-a-buck morality as Todd's budding entrepreneurial plans go hilariously awry!

Cadfael



Twelfth century Shrewsbury comes dramaticallyito lifeiin Ellis Peter's bestselling story of Brother Cadfael --ia good maniin an evil world.
In one of his most celebrated roles ever, Sir Derek Jacobi plays the shrewd and intuitive medieval monk who turns to his knowledge of medicine and nature to clear the name of a much-loved novice and discover the truth behind the death of a young woman found frozen at the bottom of a brook. In unraveling this haunting mystery, Cadfael begins to understand that his days as a man of the world aren't so easily left in the past.

Unconquered DVD



Discover the lavish spectacle, sizzling romance and intense drama of Cecil B. DeMille’s vivid pre-Revolutionary settlers vs. Indians saga! Academy Award® winner Gary Cooper stars as peace-loving Captain Christopher Holden, a militiaman who buys and then frees beautiful English slave Abby Hale (Paulette Goddard). When a supplier of illegal firearms covets Abby for himself, he sparks a vicious battle between an Indian tribe and the few brave colonists. “Primitive in its passion; exciting in its action; colorful and spectacular in its pageantry” (Hollywood Reporter), Unconquered is an epic accomplishment that captures an important period in American history

So Proudly We Hail DVD



Academy Award®-winner Claudette Colbert, Paulette Goddard and Veronica Lake star in this passionate film about brave American Army nurses during World War II. Determined to serve her country in its darkest hour, Lt. Janet Davidson (Colbert) leads a group of spirited women through the struggles and challenges of military camp. From the bombing of Pearl Harbor to the time they are shipped home, these courageous women tirelessly treat the wounded despite constant reminders of danger, romance and heartbreak. Based on a true story, So Proudly We Hail is “still entertaining” (Leonard Maltin’s Classic Movie Guide) and continues to inspire audiences today with its stunning portraits of American heroism.