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DVD title: Walker Texas Ranger - The Final Season
Productgroup: DVD
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Walker Texas Ranger


This is one show I have been waiting for. I thought it was great and I hope this means the rest of the series will be on sale soon.

Studio: Paramount Home Video
Actors:
Chuck Norris



DVD title: Very Bad Things
Productgroup: DVD
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Look at the title, people.


eh..what can i say.....this is a great movie..very original, entertaining, and dark...give it a chance and watch it!

Studio: Usa Films
Director: Peter Berg
Actors:
Cameron Diaz
Christian Slater
Daniel Stern




DVD title: Madonna - Drowned World Tour 2001
Productgroup: DVD
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"A theatrical representation of my Music" ~Madonna C.~


Inspired on the Kabbalah's Tree of Life and the futuristic novel "The Drowned World" by J.G. Ballard, Madonna's own Drowned World is filled by Punks from London's King's road, consummated Geishas from Kioto, Electronic-carnivorous Cowgirls from somewhere in the west coast, Apocaliptic Flamenco dancers and Ghettolicious party pimps. This show is a celebration where the leading charactor finds the truth at the end of each act. Where each world can't exist within the other. This is actually one of the most amazing stage performances of this new century, a lot of people that could not understand the complexity of this show filled with not so beautiful but shocking metaphores of life,say that this is not as good as previous tours just because she ain't singing old hits... but why to repeat something that has already been done, when you have amazing new material to perform live for the 1st time!!!... the only boring part of the concert is when she sings her 80's hit Holiday...but even that song sounds fresh and new!! but i can also understand some celebrities who trashed the show as boring like Eminem and Robbie Williams who are way too stupid to undrestand this cathartic show and adding that they had to pay for their tickets..so please don't belive everything you read on newspapers... feel it for yourself and drown in to Madonna's world!!this is by far...the best show of the 21th Century!!!

Studio: Wea/Warner Bros.
Director: Hamish Hamilton
Actors:
Hamish Hamilton



DVD title: Best Of The Best 3: No Turning Back/ Best Of The Best 4: Without Warning
Productgroup: DVD
Best Of The Best 3: No Turning Back/ Best Of The Best 4: Without Warning - movie DVD cover picture
A movie ain't worth a ...., unless it's 'Best of the Best'


Best of Best (1) is a great film. The backdrop of the matrial arts tournament versus Korea sets the stage for valuable life lessons on team integrity and team dynamics. The competitive fights are technically and coreographically mediocre, but the wins and losses are all the more heartfelt because of the way we've grown along with the characters. It has a touching 'surprise' ending as well. And it has James Earl "Darth Vader" Jones as the hard nosed coached. What more do you want? I'll tell you what, when you see Eric Roberts cry, you will give up the ghost.

Studio: Dimension Home Video
Director: Phillip Rhee



DVD title: Fort Apache
Productgroup: DVD
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Intelligent Landmark Western Of True Classic Status


The western genre has been probably one of the most frequently used in Hollywood filmmaking , at least until fairly recent times. In every decade there have been countless mediocre efforts and a few that have come down to us as true classics of the genre, whether it be for their great action sequences, good character studies or spectacular scenery. John Ford's 1948 "Fort Apache" is I believe one that belongs in the later category boasting excellence in all the three areas mentioned. The first installment in Ford's deservedly classic cavalry trilogy "Fort Apache", is strong on interesting character studies while never sacrificing the exciting action element which makes for a thrilling western. The teaming of veterans John Wayne and Henry Fonda in characters that have personalites that are bound to collide makes for much of the fine dramatic meat of this story. The film is also a standout in this genre for presenting a sympathetic and dignified image of the Indian races depicted in the story which helps give the film a certain uniqueness for western efforts from this period in Hollywood history.

The conflict element central to this entire story is introduced very quickly when we see Col. Owen Thursday (Henry Fonda), reluctantly arriving at Fort Apache to take up command of this outpost against his will. He has with him his young daughter Philadelphia (Shirley Temple), and almost before he is settled into his new home he comes into opposition with the local Captain York (John Wayne). York has extensive knowledge of the region and by his fairness and respectful dealings has earned the trust of the Indian population on the reservation however he immediately clashes with the unbending and unrealistic views that Col. Thursday has about outpost discipline and more importantly in the handling of the native population. Good men like Capt. Collingwood (George O'Brien), find themselves relieved of their formerly held posts and Col. Thursday is soon even in conflict with his daughter when she begins a romance with the dashing young 2nd Lt. Michael O'Rourke (John Agar), a man who in Col. Thursday's belief is way below her social station in life. The simmering conflicts at the fort reach a head when it is learnt that the local Indian population have moved out of their agreed reservation and after Capt. York meets with the Indian leader Cochise (Miguel Inclan), and agrees to further peaceful talks, he finds his own reputation on the line when Col. Thursday refuses to be dictated to by the Indians and is prepared to use force if necessary to get them back on the reservation. When an agreement can't be reached even after the real reason why the Indians left the reservation is discovered revealing vast exploitation of the native population by greedy men at the outpost store Col. Thursday, used to military glory sees his opportunity for further praise in his uncompromising handling of the Indians who he regards simply as rebels despite their wish for peace. Insulting the Indian leaders despite their efforts to stay within the agreed treaty it then seems that war is inevitable. Disaster strikes when however when refusing Capt. York's sound advice on battle strategies in this region Col. Thursday leads a whole battalion into a terrible ambush which sees all of the men killed with he also becoming a victim of his own inability to understand both the Indians and his own men.

Westerns as a rule are not renowned for their strong character studies or examinations of Indian and white men's belief about living together however John Ford has achieved that with this excellent examination of all the conflicting attitudes that made up life in the early west frontier. The performances delivered by both Henry Fonda and John Wayne are among their best with Fonda excelling as the type of leader we love to hate, a man driven by his past achievements who is determined to follow those despite what others say. John Wayne working with his favourite director here again delivers a very appealing performance as the decent Captain who finds all his years of experience in warfare and importantly in developing the trust of the Indians coming to naught in the face of Capt. York's rigid set of beliefs. Both men square off against each other in a highly effective manner and add the main dramatic element to the story giving "Fort Apache", alot of its memorable quality. The supporting players are also first rate. "Fort Apache", provides us with a glimpse of the teenage Shirley Temple long after her reign as Hollywood's greatest child star and she provides the typical romantic element here teaming with real life future husband John Agar in his film debut. Pedro Armendariz, Victor McLaglen and especially Ward Bond in his touching performance as Sgt. Maj. O'Rourke all add their expertise to their individual scenes and help make "Fort Apache", a story rich with solid large and small characterisations. Of course being a John Ford western the visuals are of the greatest importance and Ford's favourite location of Monument Valley is well utilised in the story as a magnificent backdrop to the proceedings. The films many great action sequences that display some excellent stunt work also go a long way towards earning this film its classic status with the famous shoot out at the climax where Col. Thursday and his men perish being rarely equalled for excitment and tragedy.

Even if you are not a great western fan there is much to enjoy in "Fort Apache". The main characters are not cardboard cut outs and the main conflicts in the story between firstly the characters played by Henry Fonda and John Wayne and in the wider one between the white men and the Indians are not provided with easy solutions and always try to show both sides of the conflict. It is this lack of everything being depicted as black and white as is so often seen in westerns that makes "Fort Apache", such interesting viewing and which deservedly earns it the accolade of being a great classic of this genre, enjoy!



Director: John Ford
Actors:
John Wayne
Henry Fonda




DVD title: Just Cause
Productgroup: DVD
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One of Connery's best movies..


Hi..
I don't get why so many people didn't like this movie, and why is there all those negative reviews about the film ?
This film is just great, it has an interesting plot, great acting by all the stars and a good ending.
So don't you guys pay any attention to those negative reviews, this movie has it all.
I guess most of those dissapointed viewers disliked the ending and claimed that there is racism in the movie !
Well, let me say this, The hero of a movie shouldn't always be right, and in this case connery's character was wrong in judging the suspect and assuming his innocense, and these things happen in real life, nothing is always hunkie dorry !
The message of this movie is that law has to be applied strictly without mercy to those who commit terrible crimes, An eye for an eye and Death for Death !

I personally think that this is one of connery's best movies with an amazing performance by all especially connery !
And the scene where connery's character interviews Harris's character is one of my favourite scenes, quit memorable and thrilling !

Studio: Warner Studios
Director: Arne Glimcher
Actors:
Sean Connery
Laurence Fishburne




DVD title: The Godfather, Part III
Productgroup: DVD
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A MASTERPIECE, A TRULY EPIC CONCLUSION


DIRECTOR: FRANCIS FORD COPPOLA CAST: AL PACINO, ANDY GARCIA, DIANE KEATON, TALIA SHIRE, JOE MANTEGNA, BRIDGET FONDA, GEORGE HAMILTON, SOFIA COPPOLA. I'M GIVING THIS MOVIE HIGH MARKS AND CREDIT FOR INSPIRING ME TO WATCH THE FIRST TWO GODFATHER FILMS. BEING THAT THEY BOTH WERE MADE BEFORE I WAS BORN.. I HAD NOT MADE IT A POINT TO SEE THEM, DESPITE THE RENOUND PRAISE. I HAD CAUGHT THIS MOVIE ON T.V. AND WAS WRAPPED UP IN IT FOR THREE HOURS THAT WENT BY RATHER SWIFTLY. GODFATHER III GOT THE MOST MIXED REVIEWS OF THE TRILOGY, IT WAS LONG AWAITED AND IN MOST CASES MAJOR FILM SEQUELS THAT ARE HIGHLY ANTICIPATED GET MIXED TREATMENTS. THAT'S TO BE EXPECTED. THE FILM FEATURES SOME GREAT (PACINO, GARCIA, KEATON), GOOD (SHIRE, FONDA, MANTEGNA) AND OKAY (COPPOLA, HAMILTON) PERFOMANCES. I FEEL SORRY FOR SOFIA COPPOLA WHO HAD LITTLE OR NO TIME TO PREPARE FOR HER ROLE, WHICH NOBODY CARED TO CONSIDER. WINONA RYDER IS A FINE ACTRESS THAT WOULD HAVE ADDED MORE TO THE COMPLEX ROLE OF MARY. BUT AFTER DOING SOMETHING LIKE SIX MOVIES IN TWO YEARS, RYDER HAD TO DROP OUT. LET'S NOT TEAR THIS MOVIE APART FOR A FEW PROBLEMS IN PRODUCTION. MARIO PUZO & FRANCIS FORD COPPOLA'S MOVIE DESERVES RESPECT FOR WHAT IT IS. A MASTERFUL CONCLUSION TO AN UNFORGETTABLE SAGA.

Studio: Paramount Home Video
Director: Francis Ford Coppola
Actors:
Al Pacino
Diane Keaton
Andy Garcia




DVD title: Fast Times at Ridgemont High (Collector's Edition) (High School Reunion Collection)
Productgroup: DVD
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"Fast Times" Is Awesome..............Totally Awesome


Fast Times At Ridgemont High is an awesome......totally awesome movie! Everything is great! I just watched it and I feel like watching it again. Everything from Sean Penn and his pizza delivery, or Phoebe Cates coming out of the pool, to Judge Reinhold in the bathroom. Everything in this movie is cool. This is one of those movies that you get your friends together and watch. My favorite characters have to be Mike, Rat, and, of course, Sean Penn as the stoned surfer, Jeff Spicoli. Sean Penn had the best lines for this entire movie. I also liked Brad Hamilton. He was a great brother and funny (100% Guaranteed Breakfast). Stacy (Jennifer Jason Leigh) and Linda (Phoebe Cates) are two very hot people! You'll get to see. Who can't forget the pool scene? The soundtrack rocks too. There are so many great songs! This movie is gnarly!
Overall, I loved this movie. It was hilarious, funny, and dramatic at the same time. Parents must be warned though. This movie was originally rated X, but they cut down some scenes (in the shed, the baseball dugout).
Rated R for strong nudity, strong sexual content, drug use, and brief strong language.
No Shirt, No Shoes, No Dice

Studio: Universal Studios
Director: Amy Heckerling
Actors:
Sean Penn



DVD title: Fortress
Productgroup: DVD
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Christopher Lambert enters the fortress.


John Brennick (Christopher Lambert) and his wife (Loryn Locklyn) tries to flee from society, when they break the law. She is pregnant again. John, is captured and taken to a Penal colony called Fortress, it is runned by a android warden (Kurtwood Smith). The prison is escape proof and is impossible to escape from, John and his cell mates have a plan to escape and find a way to rescue John's family.

Studio: Artisan Entertainment
Director: Stuart Gordon
Actors:
Christopher Lambert
Kurtwood Smith
Loryn Locklin




DVD title: Family Guy, Vol. 1 (Seasons 1 & 2)
Productgroup: DVD
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Family Guy Makes You Laugh and Cry!


...however, at the same time, I can understand how someone could dislike it. It's offensive, obnoxious, bawdy, and a number of other synonyms for "objectionable" that I won't bother to throw at you, but it's damned funny. Should that sort of thing appeal to you as it does to me, Family Guy won't disappoint.

Studio: Fox Home Entertainme
Actors:
Seth Macfarlane



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