Saturday, May 13, 2006

Cold MountainFreely adjusted from Charles Frazier is beloved bestseller, Cold Mountain boasts an perfect ancestry as a worthy Civil War love story, offer everything you'd want from a romantic epic except a rolling emotional core. Everything in this wholesale, Odyssean journey reckons on trusting in the wink love that ignites during a very brief meeting between refined, city-bred preacher is daughter Ada (Nicole Kidman) and Confederate soldier Inman (Jude Law), who deserts the battleground to return,...

Cold Mountain

The InnocentsThe explicit screen adjustment of Henry James is The Turn of the Screw , the 1961 production of The Innocents clay one of the most impressive wraith stories ever filmed. Originally furthered as the first truly `` grownup'' chiller of the big screen (a marginally binding claim viewing the release of Psycho a year earlier), the film got at a time when the thematic depth of James is story could finally be spoken without the compromise of reductive delicacy. And while the Freudian anxiety...

The Innocents

Breakfast at Tiffany'sNo film better utilizes Audrey Hepburn is flighty appeal and slim beauty than this romantic version of Truman Capote is novella. Hepburn is urban sophisticate Holly Golightly, an entrancing neurotic life off the endowments of gentlemen, is a entrancing digit in decorator garbs and costume jewellery. George Peppard is her upstairs neighbor, a troubled writer and `` kept'' man financed by a hard older woman (Patricia Neal). His maturation friendship with the alone Holly soon turns to love and...

Breakfast at Tiffany's

MI-5, Volume 1John Le Carre for the Internet generation, the BBC is mi-5 is a astute combination of tv pig show and George Smiley-esque espionage shenanigans that clouts no biffs in its characterization of an MI-5 (the British CIA) team combat a clandestine war on the streets of London. This is grownup, post-watershed drama clearly prompted by the effective style of shows as 24 and The Sopranos . The stiff ensemble cast is led by magnetic Matthew MacFadyen as Tom Quinn, star spy of `` Section b,'' the...

MI-5, Volume 1

JFK (Director's Cut Two-Disc Special Edition)Director Oliver Stone added 17 minutes of previously invisible footage for the `` director is swerveed'' edition of his spellbinding court epic about the probe into the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in November 1963. That fateful day in Dallas set in gesture a sequence of events that would only compound the mystery behind Kennedy is death, making New Orleans District Attorney Jim Garrison (Kevin Costner) to begin an probe that would gradually become a personal fixation. Bravura...

JFK (Director's Cut Two-Disc Special Edition)

The OutsidersNo one was stormed when Francis Ford Coppola revisited Apocalypse Now , but his service of The Foreigners raised a few brows. Here was a modestly victorious film better recalled for its Brat Pack cast than its Oscar-winning director, but The Hearty Novel succeeds in bringing more of S.E. Hinton is young grownup classic to the screen along with Coppola is epic sight. The story remains the same: The working course greasers and affluent Socs (`` Socials'') of Tulsa, satisfactory, circa...

The Outsiders

Pantera - 3 Vulgar Videos From HellOriginally released on dvd in 1999, this new version features the same content-all of Pantera is VHS home video releases, plus Pantera Live From Monsters Of Rock In Moscow-with bettered menus and all-new Dolby Digital 5.1 Circle Stable. Features videos, live performances, and the band is personal footage filmed on the road. Dallas-based Pantera loosed a scorched-earth thunder with their monster 1990 major-label debut, Cowboys From Hell. Its follow-up, 1992's demolishing Vulgar Display Of...

Pantera - 3 Vulgar Videos From Hell

PiFigures exist everywhere: in nature, in skill, in faith, in concern. Max Cohen (played hauntingly by Sean Gullette) is a mathematician exploring for these figures in everything. Yet, he is not the only one, and everyone from Wall Street investors, looking to interrupt the marketplace, to Hasidic Jews, looking for the 216-digit number that reveals the true name of God, are trying to get their hands on Max. This dark, cheap film was shot in black and white by director Darren Aronofsky. With...

Pi

The Nanny - The Complete First SeasonSony brings to dvd the first season of this one-of-a-kind sitcom starring Fran Drescher as the warm-hearted, nasal-voiced nurse from Queens who lands a job caring for three children of a rich, widowed Broadway producer from Manhattan. During the show’ s six-year run (1993-1999), Drescher dazzles as Fran Fine in a role she created and developed (as writer and producer in several episodes) and obviously enjoys, whether she’ s romancing, whining, sparring, or showcasing her stunning...

The Nanny - The Complete First Season

The Frighteners (Director's Cut)One movie lover is incubus is another is strident joyride, and this special effects-laden horror comedy is bonded to separate both camps right down the midsection. (Or, as Leonard Maltin is Movie & Video Guide puts it, `` definitely not for all predilections but a chaotic time for those who get into it.'') Michael J. Fox plays a mental detective who can actually see wraiths, and lives with a troika of undead spirits who frighten people to upgrade Fox is ghost-busting concern. In a town...

The Frighteners (Director's Cut)