Saturday, 5 September 2009

Carry On Camping


Sid (Sid James) and Bernie (Bernard Bresslaw) keep having their amorous intentions snubbed by their girlfriends Joan (Joan Sims) and Anthea (Dilys Laye). The boys suggest a camping holiday, secretly intending to take them to a nudist camp. Of course they end up in the wrong place, and meet up with the weirdest bunch of campers you can imagine! Coach loads of sex-starved schoolgirls and bands of hippies all add to the laughs.

Charles Hawtrey, Kenneth Williams, Terry Scott, Barbara Windsor,
Hattie Jacques, Peter Butterworth,
Betty Marsden, Trisha Noble.

This is one of the best carry on movies out there. Sid and Bernie want to go to a nudist camp site but they want to take there girlfriends with them. When they get there they find out its not a nudist camp and want to leave but then they see two young girls and decide to stay. This is a must have movie.

Carry On

Carry On Camping
Carry On Up the Khyber
Carry On Abroad
Carry On at Your Convenience
Carry On Cleo
Carry On Doctor
Carry On Screaming
Carry On Again Doctor
Carry On Behind
Carry On Cowboy
Carry On Cruising
Carry On Dick
Carry On Girls
Carry On Loving
Carry On Matron
Carry On Nurse
Carry On Spying
Carry On Up the Jungle
Carry On Cabby
Carry On Constable
Carry On Jack
Carry On Regardless
Carry On Teacher
Carry On Columbus
Carry On England
Carry On Emmannuelle
Carry On Christmas
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Chitty Chitty Bang Bang


In the early 20th century England, eccentric Caractacus Potts (Dick Van Dyke) works as an inventor, a job which barely supports himself, his equally eccentric father, and his two adolescent children, Jeremy (Adrian Hall) and Jemima (Heather Ripley). But they're all happy. When the children beg their father to buy for them their favorite plaything - a broken down jalopy of a car sitting at a local junk yard - Caractacus does whatever he can to make some money to buy it. One scheme to raise money involves the unexpected assistance of a pretty and wealthy young woman they have just met named Truly Scrumptious (Sally Ann Howes), the daughter of a candy factory owner. But Caractacus eventually comes into another one time only windfall of money, enough to buy the car. Using his inventing skills, Caractacus transforms the piece of junk into a beautiful working machine, which they name Chitty Chitty Bang Bang because of the noise the engine makes. At a seaside picnic with his children and Truly, Caractacus spins a fanciful tale of an eccentric inventor, his pretty girlfriend who is the daughter of a candy factory owner, his two children, and a magical car named Chitty all in the faraway land of Vulgaria. The ruthless Baron Bomburst (Gert Frobe), the ruler of Vulgaria, will do whatever he can to get his hands on the magical car. But because of Baroness Bomburst's (Anne Quayle) disdain for them, what are outlawed in Vulgaria are children, including the unsuspecting children of a foreign inventor of a magical car.

Lionel Jeffries, Benny Hill, James Robertson Justice, Robert Helpmann, Barbara Windsor.

This movie is a great family movie. It is one that the whole family can enjoy. It is really imaginative and makes you want to sing along, a great story. If you have yet seen it, I recommend do a great family movie!!!



It's a jungle in there!

When young Alan Parrish and his friend Sarah (Bonnie Hunt) begin to play a mysterious board game, they don't realise its unimaginable powers until Alan is magically transported into the untamed jungles of Jumanji. Twenty-six years later, Judy (Kirsten Dunst) and Peter (Bradley Pierce) discover the dusty board and reawaken the game as they begin to play. Instantly the forces of Jumanji release a fully-grown, bewildered Alan Parrish (Robin Williams) into their world.

With each roll of the dice they must face the increasingly terrifying consequences until the game is finished and the victor had uttered the word Jumanji...

Jumanji, is a great family movie not just for children but adults to, it is also a very funny movie. Kirsten Dunst and Bradley Pierce along with Williams provide the most laughs in an enjoyable fantasy adventure for the whole family.

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George Of The Jungle


Bigger than life, outrageously funny and loaded with eye popping special effects. Deep in the heart of the African jungle, a baby boy is raised by gorillas. He grows up to be the hunky, heroic yet clumsy king of the jungle, George ( Brendon Fraser), who swings from one tree right into the trunk of the next! But when a beautiful career woman named Ursula (Leslie Mann) stumbles into George's unnatural habitat, he's swept off his feet. Leaving behind his forest full of animal friends, including Ape, a talking gorilla and Shep, an elephant who aspires to be a dog, George plants roots in the big city of San Francisco, where the comedy and adventure only grow bigger. Don't miss all the slam-bang action and good-natured fun that make George of the Jungle, a must-see for adults and kids alike.

Thomas Haden Church, John Cleese,
Richard Roundtree, Greg Cruttwell,
Abraham Benrubi, Holland Taylor, Kelly Miller,
John Bennett Perry, Michael Chinyamurindi.

Great movie for all the family. My children loved the action in this movie and the adults loved all the jokes. Especially the ones by the porters! Recommended for all the family, a great fun movie!!!



Phillip Brainard (Robin Williams), who is a professor at a college and a small time worker in his own basement, is trying to create a great invention. Unfortunately he always failed to invent something, but he is so obsessed about it that he even puts off his own wedding to his fiancée, Sara (Marcia Gay Harden). One day, he finally invents something that works, this substance can cause even the heaviest things to bounce in the air, 'flying rubber', but Brainard called it "Flubber". However, he sees Sara going out with another professor from another college and several criminals trying to rob him. So, Brainard has to find out a way to defeat the criminals and to get back his Fiancee. Hopefully, Flubber can help him.

Christopher McDonald
, Raymond J. Barry,
Edie McClurg, Jodi Benson, Leslie Stefanson.

I really thought this was a good movie. The rest of my family thought that this was brilliant. The bouncy scenes on the basketball court had us all laughing. If you like a really good laugh then then watch this, as Robin Williams is in it you know your in for a good laugh!

Paradise Lost akaTuristas


While traveling on vacation through the country of Northeastern of Brazil by bus, the American Alex Trubituan (Josh Duhamel), his sister Bea Tribituan (Olivia Wilde) and their friend Amy Harrington (Beau Garrett) meet the also foreigners Pru Stagler (Melissa George), Finn Davies (Desmond Askew) and Liam Kuller (Max Brown) after an accident with their bus. They follow a track through the woods and find a hidden paradisiacal beach. They decide to stay in the place drinking beer and dancing funk and parting with the locals and they meet the amicable Brazilian teenager Kiko (Agles Steib). They are drugged with "Bom Dia, Cinderela" (translation: Good Morning, Cinderella - a trick used by smalltime crooks to steal naive people) and when they wake up, they are practically naked, with all their belongings, clothes, money, jewels, passports, backpacks etc. stolen. They walk to a small village trying to find a police station, they get into trouble with the dwellers and they are helped by their acquaintance Kiko, who leads them to his uncle's isolated well-equipped cabin in the woods to wait for the next bus two days later. Along the night, Kiko's "uncle" arrives with his friends and the group discloses the sinister intentions of the newcomers.

Miguel Lunardi, Jorge So, Cristiani Aparecida, Lucy Ramos.

I thought this movie was good, but the ending could of been a bit better. It delivers enough scares, without being over the top, a lovely location, and a good cast! All in all I enjoyed this movie. If you have yet seen it, I would recommend you do!!!

The Amityville Horror


On November 13, 1974, Suffolk County Police received a frantic phone call that led them to 112 Ocean Avenue in Amityville, Long Island. Inside the large Dutch Colonial house, they discovered a horrific crime scene that shattered the landscape of the typically peaceful community: an entire family had been slaughtered in their beds. In the days that followed, Ronald Defeo, Jr., confessed to methodically shooting his parents and four siblings with a rifle while they slept, claiming "voices" in the house drove him to commit the grisly murders.

One year later George (Ryan Reynolds) and Kathy Lutz (Melissa George) come across a beautiful river-front colonial home being sold for a steal, they suspect a catch. Once informed that the home was the site of a grisly mass murder, they decide to buy the house anyway and move in, bringing with them Kathy's three children (Jesse James, Jimmy Bennett, Chloe Moretz) from a previous marriage. While no one can deny that the house is rife with spooky sounds, the family members try to put their fears at bay. Shortly after settling in, bizarre and unexplainable events begin to occur. Nightmarish visions and haunting voices from an evil presence are still lurking within the house. Kathy's daughter starts to act bizarrely, ending up in a variety of life-threatening situations, led by her new, not-so-imaginary friend Jody (one of the children slaughtered in the house years before by her older brother). Likewise, something strange seems to be happening to George. His usually sweet demeanour is replaced with a hostile one, and he starts cruelly taking out his aggression on Kathy's children. Kathy's original assumption that a house cannot be evil is challenged as she watches her husband transform into the sort of man that just might be capable of murdering his family.

Rachel Nichols, Philip Baker Hall, Isabel Conner, Brendan Donaldson, Annabel Armour,
Rich Komenich, David Gee, Danny McCarthy, Nancy Lollar, Jose Taitano.

Haven't seen this movie yet will up date this post once I have.
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The Amityville Curse


Five people spend the night in an abandoned house, the Amityville haunted house, and soon find themselves terrorized by assorted ghosts, venomous insects and ghostly apparitions.

Kim Coates, Dawna Wightman, Helen Hughes,
David Stein, Anthony Dean Rubes, Cassandra Gava,
Jan Rubes, Norris Domingue, Scott Yaphe,
Mark Camacho.

Don't waste your time on this movie, you could do better things with your time than watch a load of rubbish.

Friday, 4 September 2009

Amityville 4 The Evil Escapes


The demonic force lurking in Amityville for over 300 years escapes to a remote California mansion. It encounters a struggling family living together by uncertain means. The beast manipulates a little girl by manifesting itself in the form of her dead father. Soon it will be able to possess her completely... is it too late for a young priest to defeat the demon and end the curse?

Patty Duke, Jane Wyatt, Fredric Lehne, Lou Hancock,
Brandy Gold, Zoe Trilling, Aron Eisenberg.

This one is much better than the last one, dont no why they had to make so many Amityvilles there killing a good movie!!!
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Amityville 1992 It’s About Time


A widowed father Jake Sterling (Stephen Macht) returns home from a business meeting in Amityville. He brings home a gift for his two teenage kids: an eerie looking old mantle clock. What he doesn't know, is the clock has an evil past being created by a 15th century French necromancer (eater of the dead). The clock is tied to the evil past of Amityville. Soon after placing it on the fireplace mantle, he is attacked by the local neighborhood dog, leaving his ex-girlfriend Andrea (Shawn Weatherly) to take care of him. As Jake's son and a neighbor get closer to finding out the legend of the clock, all hell breaks loose as hedges are set on fire, the dog is murdered, time begins to skip hours and slow down, Jake's daughter becomes seductive, and many people around them begin to die. Now, no one is safe from the terror as the clock begins to become the house itself.

Megan Ward, Damon Martin, Jonathan Penner,
Nita Talbot, Dean Cochran, Terrie Snell, Dick Miller.

This clock like the Amityville House itself is cursed with evil, as soon as he places the clock above the fireplace does the horror start. Special FX is a little bit crazy, with and OK plot is delivered well. We find out a bit about the orignal movie in this one.
Good viewing, if you've seen there rest then watch this one to!!!

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Amityville A New Generation


New terrors are unleashed in this gripping continuation of the Amityville series. An ancient mirror has now become the unholy host for the evil spirit of the bedevilled house and seven years bad luck is not the only thing to befall anyone cursed by its reflections of misery. Now the terrifying powers entombed in the glass have found a human link to the other side with grave consequences for everyone....

Ross Partridge, Julia Nickson-Soul, Lala Sloatman,
David Naughton, Barbara Howard, Jack Orend,
Richard Roundtree, Terry O'Quinn, Lin Shaye.

This movie was just ok, no real action at all, and doesn'ts really have any scary bit in not like no. 3 but all in all this movie was just ok. Take a shot on it, there's worse movies than this one.

Amityville Dollhouse


When the Martins (Robin Thomas, Starr Andreff, Allen Cutler, Rachel Duncan, Jarrett Lennon, Clayton Murray) discover the beautiful Victorian dollhouse in their garden shed they can't believe their luck; it's the perfect present for their daughter. Their luck is short lived as the dollhouse is an exact replica of the horror-filled Amityville house...down to every last detail.

Franc Ross, Lenore Kasdorf, Lisa Robin Kelly.

This was a really scary movie!! I think 18 it a bit to high it should of been a 15, if you enjoy horror movies you'll love this. It is full of the supernatural, this is a both scary but an enjoyable movie.

Amityville 3 The Demon


A man who is separated from his wife moves into the infamous Amityville House. Their daughter dies in a boating accident (after being told that she is not allowed to go to the house) and now the mother sees her deceased daughter "alive" in the house. Mr. Baxtor (Tony Roberts) calls a paranormal investigator in to help and the investigator finds out the source of the household problems.

Tess Harper, Robert Joy, Candy Clark, John Beal,
Leora Dana, John Harkins, Lori Loughlin, Meg Ryan,
Neill Barry, Peter Kowanko, Frederikke Borge.

This worse than the 2nd movie (and the second wasn't to bad) don't wast your time with in. This is real bad. Avoid this movie!

Amityville 2 The Possession


The living nightmare of the Lutz family. They got out alive!, but another family wasn't as lucky. They lived at 112 Ocean Avenue, Amityville, before the luckless Lutz family, and what is the real history of this desirable family residence?

In a sequel to the original film "The Amityville Horror" which tells the true story of the Lutz family's chilling supernatural encounter, "Amityville: The Possession" dramatises other terrifying events which took place at the same house.

Not for the faint hearted, this is a tale of satanic possession that leads to cold blooded murder on a massive scale - you have been warned!

James Olson, Burt Young, Rutanya Alda,
Jack Magner, Andrew Prine, Diane Frankline,
Moses Gunn, Ted Ross, Erika Katz, Brent Katz, Leonardo Cimino, Danny Aiello III,
Gilbert Stafford, Petra Lea, Alan Dellay.

This movie is very suspenseful. All the time that the family are in the house you know that something bad is going to happen and that it's going to be scary - you just don't know what it is that will happen or when it will happen. If you like horror movies you'll love this, not as good as the first but still goood!!

The Amityville Horror


If these walls could talk... the screams would wake the dead.

Based on the chilling best seller, this spooky study in psychological terror throws open the doors to your deepest, darkest fears!

The Long Island colonial house on the river's edge seemed perfect. Quaint, spacious and affordable, it was just what George and Cathy Lutz had been looking for. But looks can be deceiving... and their new dream home soon becomes a hellish nightmare as the walls begin to drip blood and satanic forces haunt them with sheer, unbridled evil. Now, with their lives - and their souls - in danger, the Lutzes must run as fast as they can from the home they once loved... or fall prey to its terrifying power! Starring James Brolin, Margot Kidder and Oscar-winner Rod Steiger, this bone-chilling special effects laden thriller will hit you where you live.

Don Stroud, Murray Hamilton, John Larch, Natasha Ryan, K.C. Martel, Meeno Peluce,
Michael Sacks, Helen Shaver, Amy Wright.

Really like this movie, haven't seem it in a few years. Special effects are a bit dated by today's standards but still good for its day. You'll still be in for some jumps along the way, this is still best out of all Amityville movies ever maked!!!

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Amityville Horror

The Amityville Horror 1979
Amityville 2 The Possession
Amityville 3 The Demon
Amityville 4 The Evil Escapes
Amityville A New Generation
Amityville Dollhouse
Amityville 1992 It’s About Time
The Amityville Curse
The Amityville Horror 2005

30 Days of Night


30 Days Of Night is based on the comic book miniseries, by Steve Niles, of the same name and features Josh Hartnett and Melissa George.

In a sleepy, secluded Alaska town called Barrow, the sun sets and doesn't rise for over thirty consecutive days and nights. From the darkness, across the frozen wasteland, an evil will come that will bring the residents of Barrow to their knees. The only hope for the town is the Sheriff and Deputy, a husband and wife who are torn between their own survival and saving the town they love.

Danny Huston, Ben Foster, Mark Boone Junior,
Mark Rendall, Amber Sainsbury, Manu Bennett,
Megan Franich, Joel Tobeck.

This was a good movie it was great to see the vampires as animals killing just to feed. The setting was brilliant and keeps you at the edge your seat all the way through. It made me jump in parts, if you love vampire movies you'll love this!!!
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Music Within

(not sure)

Richard Pimentel (Ron Livingston) begins his life as a fighter, and his life's work becomes a process of fighting for the rights of others.

Armed with a talent for public speaking and a winning personality, Richard makes his way to a Northwestern college confident that he will ace his try-out for his idol Dr. Ben Padrow (Hector Elizondo). But his dreams are shattered when Dr. Padrow rejects him and Richard immediately enlists in the army for a tour of duty in Vietnam. During combat, the young recruit loses his hearing in a bomb blast - and thus has to deal with his new found disability on his return to civilian life in Oregon.

Richard meets and befriends Art Honneyman, (Michael Sheen), a student wheelchair user with cerebal palsy who uses his rapier wit to deflect the prejudice that greets his disturbing appearance. During the early stages of their friendship Richard discovers that his disability, and the struggle to transcend it, is a defining moment in his fight for what he believes in. He decides to start campaigning for equality in employment for disabled individuals and realises that he can make a difference!

Clint Jung, Marion Ross, Rebecca De Mornay, Janssen Van De Yacht, Paul Michael,
John Livingston, TyZhaun Lewis, Ron Livingston, Melissa George.

Thought this was a really good movie, some places its sad. Has a great story line, based on a true story. Recommend to all who like biographies!!!

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The Wicker Man


"We're different here."

Policeman Edward Malus doesn't know just how terrifyingly different the people of Summersisle are, but he will. He's come to the private island to find a missing child. And each step of his search draws him deeper into a web of pagan ritual and deadly deceit -- and closer to The Wicker Man.

Nicolas Cage plays Malus, Ellen Burstyn portrays the eerie matriarch Sister Summersisle, and Neil LaBute writes and directs this shattering tale of an unspeakable horror. Weary and increasingly on edge, Malus faces a defiant, unfamiliar world where his badge and gun mean nothing... and his presence on the isle means everything. It is the Day of Death and Rebirth on Summersisle. No one can escape.

Kate Beahan, Frances Conroy, Molly Parker,
Leelee Sobieski, Diane Delano, Michael Wisman,
Erika-Shaye Gair, Christa Campbell.

A Brilliant Movie. Kept you on the edge of your seat all the way Through. Nicholas Cage was superb in this movie and so were all the actors and actress. It had really suspense.
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Georgia Rule


Rachel (Lindsay Lohan) comes to stay with her Grandmother Georgia (Jane Fonda) for the summer leaving some obvious problems behind at home. Her alcoholic mother (Felicity Huffman) doesn't even stay the night before rushing back out to California to be with her husband (Cary Elwes). Rachel shakes up the town, a beautiful girl in the boring Mormon country. Then she reveals her deepest secret to one of her new friends (Dermot Mulroney & Garrett Hedlund) and her mother comes rushing back to find out if its true. In the midst of this crisis the three woman become closer than ever and start to understand each other more.

Hector Elizondo
, Zachary Gordon, Laurie Metcalf,
Tereza Stanislav, Fred Applegate, Cynthia Ferrer,
Destiney Sue Walker, Andreane Betan.

I've see this movie about 5 times now, and I have to say I really love it, it was so funny and sad at times. The 3 actress' performances really great I assure you if you'll love it, you will definitely appreciate it for the drama & comedy that it is.

August Rush


An incredible journey moving at the speed of sound...

August Rush tells the story of a charismatic young Irish guitarist (Jonathan Rhys Meyers) and a sheltered young cellist (Keri Russell) who have a chance encounter one magical night above New York's Washington Square, but are soon torn apart, leaving in their wake an infant, August Rush, orphaned by circumstance. Now performing on the streets of New York and cared for by a mysterious stranger (Robin Williams), August (Freddie Highmore) uses his remarkable musical talent to seek the parents from whom he was separated at birth.

Terence Howard, William Sadler, Marian Seldes,
Meykelti Williamson, Leon Thomas III, Aaron Staton.

One of the most moving movies I have seen in a very long time. Excellent music, great acting, great story to al together. The whole movie was just fantastic, with yet another great performance from such a young talent in Freddie Highmore. Make sure you have your tissue's at the ready, as your going to need them!

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Thursday, 3 September 2009

Honey, I Blew Up the Kid


Wayne Szalinski (Rick Moranis) is at it again. But instead of shrinking things, he tries to make a machine that can make things grow. As in the first one, his machine isn't quite accurate. But when he brings Nick (Robert Oliveri) & his toddler son Adam (Daniel Shalikar & Joshua Shalikar) to see his invention, the machine unexpectedly starts working. And when Adam comes right up to the machine, he gets zapped along with his stuffed bunny. Now, whenever Adam comes near anything electrical, the electricity causes him to grow. Adam soon starts to grow to the height of 150 feet. And he is now walking through Las Vegas which he thinks is one big play land.

Lloyd Bridges, John Shea, Keri Russell, Ron Canada,
Michael Milhoan, Gregory Sierra, Leslie Neale.

If you enjoyed the first one, do not expect the same from this as its a poor sequel. But still fun to what. Just dont expect it to be like the first, because it not!!!

Honey, I Shrunk the Kids


Wayne Szalinski (Rick Moranis) is a crazy scientist who invents a miniaturizing machine that is so powerful it only blows things up. When the kid next door hits a baseball through the window and it lands in the path of the machine's laser, it begins working. Wayne's two kids (Amy O'Neill & Robert Oliveri) plus the two kids next door (Thomas Wilson Brown & Jared Rushton) end up becoming tiny. Wayne accidentally sweeps them up and puts them out with the garbage, so the kids then have to travel through the thick grass back to the house, while braving giant bugs, sprinklers and a lawn mower.

Matt Frewer, Kristine Sutherland, Carl Steven,
Mark L. Taylor, Kimmy Robertson, Lou Cutell,
Laura Waterbury, Trevor Galtress, Martin Aylett,
Janet Sunderland.

This is Disney at its best, with the shrinking machine built by Wayne that leaves four children on a great but terrifying adventure, through the back yard. An excellent family movie, that you shouldn't miss out on, this is an absolute classic!!!.

Made in America


Love, marriage, family. That's the usual sequence - but not for Sarah (Whoopi Goldberg) and Hal (Ted Danson). They're the parents of bright, college-bound Zora (Nia Long) - even though Sarah and Hal never met!

Goldberg and Danson put a wild new spin on family values in 'Made In America', a romantic comedy directed by Richard Benjamin. Curious Zora and her pal Tea Cake (Will Smith) learn that her real father is anonymous sperm-bank donor, and car salesman, Hal (Danson) whose cornball commercials blanket cable TV.

This movie is really good, It's a great comedy. Will Smith is really cheeky in it, in one of his first movies. Things were initially tense with all them getting used to the idea of Hal being her dad, with hilarious consequences. If you have seen it yet then your missing out on a good comedy!!!
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Natural Born Killers


America has become a society steeped in violence and most decent, ordinary people are sick of it. Or are they?

From two of the world's most controversial filmmakers, Quentin Tarantino and Oliver Stone, comes one of the most controversial films ever made. Meet Mickey (Woody Harrelson) and Mallory (Juliette Lewis) - the most terrifying and relentless cold-blooded killers imaginable. Rejected by society, these two lost souls embark on a murderous rampage. But as the body count soars, so too does their notoriety, and before long the greedy tabloid press has made them into cult heroes. In the media circus of life Mickey and Mallory have just become the main attraction...

This could have been a great movie but poorly put together and at times comical in appearance. Not recommended, but if your a Quentin Tarantino fan, then watch it, and think how the quality is far away from his other great pictures.
There are good moments in this movie, notably the prison scenes but disappointing viewing!!!
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To Young to Die


Too Young To Die:By the age of 14, Amanda Sue Bradley (Juliette Lewis) has already suffered a lifetime of cruelty and neglect. She's alone in the world and desperate for love. All too easily, she falls prey to a seductive hustler who introduces her to a tawdry world of strip joints and drug abuse. One night, high on speed and alcohol, they take off on a murderous spree. Their victim: the one man who has ever shown Amanda love and compassion. Amanda is arrested for the kill and the crime is so brutal that, despite her age, she face trial as an adult.

Michael Tucker, Brad Pitt, Alan Fudge,
Emily Longstreth, Laurie O'Brien, Yvette Heyden,
Tom Everett, Michael O'Keefe, Dean Abston.

This is a good movie, based on true events. Amanda's life has never been perfect, and then she is raped by her stepfather. Sadly there is very few ways to support yourself, when you are 14 years old. She lies, says she 18 and she gets a job in a stripping club. She start going around with the wrong people. I would recommend to all who loves true story.

Living Proof

The film follows the true story of Dr. Dennis Slamon (played by Harry Connick, Jr.), who helped develop the breast cancer drug Herceptin, over the course of 8 years from 1988 to 1996. Dr. Slamon is a research doctor at UCLA Medical Center (Los Angeles), where he has developed the experimental drug Herceptin, which he believes will become a treatment for breast cancer. However, when the drug company stops funding for research, philanthropists, including Lilly Tartikoff (Angie Harmon) and Ronald Perelman (Joe Nemmers) help him continue tests of the drug. Funding was done with an initial donation from Perelman's Revlon charity, and continued over the years with the "Fire and Ice Ball" organized by Tartikoff.

Eventually the drug company funds the research and the drug goes through three trials before gaining approval from the FDA (Food and Drug Administration). Prior to the trials, the drug has a "mouse trial", with Nicole (Tammy Blanchard), a young mother with stage 4 cancer, receiving the drug first. Although her mother Elizabeth (Swoosie Kurtz) pleads with Dr. Slamon, Nicole is not included in the subsequent trials as she does not meet the protocols. The women in the trials, particularly the first trial, band together. They handle their disease and drug trial, with humor--Tish (Jennifer Coolidge), or with alternative therapy--Tina (Trudie Styler). The stories of Barbara (Bernadette Peters) and Ellie (Regina King) are followed throughout, as they go through the trials and eventual recovery. Some patients involved in the tests die, but ultimately Slamon's work with the drug changes the course of breast cancer treatment.

Watched this last night, oh my god this is an amazing movie tells the true story of Dr D Slamon, who discovered a drug to help breast cancer suffers. This tells you how much time he spent away from his family as he was commit to making this drug. Make sure you have hankies about as in some places its very sad. I recommend this to all!!!

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Wednesday, 2 September 2009

Beauty and the Beast


Creator Ron Koslow's updated version of the fairytale has a double focus: the relationship between Vincent (Ron Perlman),(a mythic, noble man-beast) and his Catherine (Linda Hamilton) (a savvy assistant DA in New York); and a secret Utopian community of social outcasts living in a wondrous world beneath the city a sanctuary where Vincent is protected and loved. Through an emotional bond connecting Vincent to Catherine, he is able to sense the dangers her job brings her, and he comes to be her protector as well as the man she loves beyond all measure. The series follows the developing relationship between these two and nicely fleshes out the underground world of labyrinth tunnels, mystical waterfalls, and people who have come together to form a loving and nurturing family. In a twist from the original tale, however, this "beast" does not transform into society's idea of beauty after gaining the love of Catherine. Rather, Vincent's inner beauty is allowed to remain the focus of who he is and it is Catherine's former "shallow" self that is the ugliness transformed by their love of each other.

Roy Dotrice, Richard Partlow, Jay Acovone, David Greenlee.

Beauty and the Beast will make you laugh and cry in equal measure, never before has a product of this medium come to understanding the depth of the human soul. Be sure to have those tissues close. Fantastic series if your haven't watch it, I recommend you do as your missing out on a good story!!!

Law & Order


In New York City, when a crime is committed, the victims are represented by two distinct yet forever intertwined forces. There's the police department, represented here by the 27th precinct Homicide Detectives. (e) Theirs Senior Homicide Detective Cyrus Lupo (Jerry Sisto) and his partner, Junior Homicide Detective Kevin Bernard (Anthony Anderson) who both report to their boss Lieutenant Anita Van Buren (S. Epatha Merkerson). It is their job to investigate the crime, collect evidence, interview witnesses and then, when the evidence points to a suspect or suspects, place the suspect(s) under arrest. The matter is then taken over by the prosecutors of the Manhatten District Attorney's office, Executive Assistant District Attorney Michael Cutter (Linus Roache) with support from his assistant prosecutor, Deputy Assistant District Attorney Connie Rubirosa, who work under the watchful eye of Manhatten District Attorney John "Jack" James McCoy (Sam Waterston), together they discuss deals, prepare the witnesses and evidence and conduct the people's case in the trial. Both teams work with the Medical Examiners Office, Crime Lab and Police and District Attorney psychiatrists. Matters are rarely resolved easily, or for the people involved, satisfactorily. Crimes are committed which frequently create public unrest and controversy, race, morals and beliefs are frequently challenged and manipulated, the guilty can go unpunished and the innocent ruined forever. The detectives and prosecutors are weary, cynical, flawed, human and vulnerable. And yet they are somehow still dedicated to their jobs, to make the guilty answer for their crimes and gain some sense of justice for the victim and the victim's family. These are their stories...

Jerry Orbach, Steven Hill, Jesse L. Martin, Leslie Hendrix, Carolyn McCormick.

This is a good series don't get to see it that often, but when I have watched it, I haven't seen any rubbish episodes. If your into crime series you'll love this!!!

Smart People


Smart People stars Dennis Quaid as Professor Lawrence Wetherhold - an imperiously brilliant, monumentally self-possessed intellectual giant. However when it comes to solving problems relating to love and family, he's completely lost!

His teenaged daughter (Ellen Page) is an acid-tongued overachiever who follows in her father's misery-loving footsteps, whilst his adopted brother (Thomas Haden Church) has perfected the art of freeloading. When his brother shows up unexpectedly for an extended stay at just about the same time as he accidentally encounters his former student Janet (Sarah Jessica Parker), the circumstances cause him to stir from his deep, deep freeze, with often comical, sometimes heartbreaking, consequences for himself and everyone around him.

Thomas Haden Church, Ashton Holmes, Christine Lahti, Camille Mana, David Denman, Don Wadsworth.

This is not the best movie I've ever seen, but its definitely not a rubbish movie! Its nice to see Sarah Jessica Parker in a different role, and Ellen Page was brilliant as in Juno. Quaid and his on-screen brother work well with the rest of the cast. A really enjoyable movie to watch!!!

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Vantage Point


8 Strangers, 8 Points of view... 1 Truth.

Thomas Barnes (Dennis Quaid) and Kent Taylor (Matthew Fox) are two Secret Service agents assigned to protect President Ashton (William Hurt) at a landmark summit on the global war on terror. When President Ashton is shot moments after his arrival in Spain, chaos ensues and disparate lives collide. In the crowd is Howard Lewis (Forest Whitaker), an American tourist videotaping the historic event to show his kids when he returns home. Also there is Rex (Sigourney Weaver), an American TV news producer who is reporting on the conference. It's only as we follow each person's perspective of the same 15 minutes prior to and immediately after the shooting that the terrifying truth behind the assassination attempt is revealed.

What a great movie. Plots about assassinations are always exciting but this had a great twist to it, being that the same event was repeated from different character's view. What follows is a hair-raising events, each character noticing different significant moments that no one else knew of. A really good movie and some great performances from Quaid and Hurt.

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We own the Night


New York, 1988: A new breed of narcotics has swept the great city, bringing with it a ferocious crime wave more terrifying than any in recent memory. Outmanned and outgunned by the new criminal order, the police find themselves burying one of their own at the rate of two a month. An all-out war rages, threatening to engulf guilty and innocent alike.

Bobby Green (Joaquin Phoenix) is caught in the crossfire. Manager of a Russian nightclub in Brighton Beach frequented by gangsters like Vadim Nezhinski (Alex Veadov), Bobby keeps his distance, not wanting to get involved. Bobby harbours a secret that could threaten his and his family's lives. His brother is a police Lieutenant and when all out war between the two factions breaks out, Bobby must choose a side.

Eva Mendes, Robert Duvall, Dominic Colon, Danny Hoch,
Oleg Taktarov, Moni Moshonov, Antoni Corone.

An excellent movie, everything about this is quality - Joaquin Phoenix demonstrates once again just how a great an actor he is. Well worth watching.

Almost Famous


From the writer/director of Jerry Maguire, Cameron Crowe brings us Almost Famous, nominated for four Academy Awards and winner of Best Original Screenplay.

Set in 1973, it chronicles the funny and often poignant coming-of-age of 15-year-old music fanatic William (Patrick Fugit). Having managed to land an assignment from Rolling Stone magazine to interview the up-and-coming band Stillwater, fronted by lead guitarist Russell Hammond (Billy Crudup), and with the help of gorgeous 'band aid' Penny Lane (Oscar nominee Kate Hudson), William finds himself drawn into the band's inner circle, despite the objections of his over-protective mother (Frances McDormand). As he becomes less an observer and more a participant in the band's dynamics, William learns a life-changing lesson about the importance of family: the ones we inherit and the ones we create...

This movie is great and has the feel of a epic. The performances of all the cast (inc Kate Hudson!) are superb and it is very atmospheric and easy to get drawn into. The music is great too. This is Cameron Crowe at his best.
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Bridge to Terabithia


Based on the popular Newbery Award-winning novel, Bridge To Terabithia is a story of friendship, family and the power of imagination.

Jess Aarons (Josh Hutcherson) is an outsider at school and even in his own family. Jess has trained all summer to become the fastest kid in his middle school class, but his goal is unexpectedly thwarted by the new girl in school, Leslie Burke (AnnaSophia Robb), who competes in the "boys only" race and wins.

Despite their awkward introduction, the two outsiders quickly become best friends. Leslie loves to tell stories of fantasy and magic. Jess loves to draw, but until he met Leslie, it was something he kept to himself. Leslie opens up a new world of imagination for Jess. Together, they create the secret kingdom of Terabithia, a magical place only accessible by swinging on an old rope over a stream in the woods near their homes. There, the friends rule the kingdom, fight the Dark Master and his creatures and plot against the school bullies. Thanks to his friendship with Leslie, Jess is changed for good.

Zooey Deschanel, Robert Patrick, Bailee Madison, Kate Butler, Devon Wood, Emma Fenton,
Grace Brannigan.

I really enjoyed this movie, I watched it with my daughter. The story line is good and the children are all great at playing their characters. So good in fact that I was in floods of tears! Watch it! you wont be disappointed!!!!!

Surf’s Up


This story follows a teenage rock hopper penguin named Cody Maverick (Shia LaBeouf) from his hometown of Shiverpool, Antarctica, where all of the other penguins think he's nothing but a surfing fool, to the "Big Z Memorial Surf Off" on Pen Gu Island. Young Cody is determined to win the most important competition in the world of penguin surfing in honor of "Big Z," (Jeff Bridges) a deceased surfing legend whom he has idolized since childhood. But the waves in Pen Gu are different than in Shiverpool, and the competition is steep. The current champ, egotistical Tank Evans (Diedrich Bader), isn't just about to let this little penguin knock him from first place without a fight. When Cody wipes out and encounters Geek (Jeff Bridges), a recluse aging former surfer, living in the jungle, he learns some important lessons about life and surfing, and even teaches Geek a thing or two.

Zooey Deschanel, Jon Heder, James Woods,
Mario Cantone, Kelly Slater, Rob Machado.

Surf's Up is a very funny movie and even though I though I think Happy Feet is better. Kids and adults will like this too. The story is fresh, original funny. Buy this for the whole family to watch, trust me you won't regret it.

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