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DVD title: X2 - X-Men United (Full Screen Edition)
Productgroup: DVD
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X2 the action continues

this is by far one of the best films of all time an awesome plot awesome action I can't wait until X3 I hope it will have apocalypse he is the best bad guy.

Studio: Fox Home Entertainme
Director: Bryan Singer
Patrick Stewart
Hugh Jackman
Ian McKellen
Halle Berry
Anna Paquin
Brian Cox

DVD title: Starsky & Hutch (Full Screen Edition)
Productgroup: DVD
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Great movie!

I thought this movie was hilarious. Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson were so funny in this movie.

Studio: Warner Home Video
Director: Todd Phillips
Ben Stiller
Owen Wilson
Snoop Dogg
Vince Vaughn

DVD title: Dragon Ball Z - Babidi - Dark Prince Returns
Productgroup: DVD
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Best of the best

The episodes on this movie are almost the best inall of DBZ. The Z fighters have to go into Babidi's space ship and have to fight some guys to get to the next level to face off against Babidi

Studio: Goldhil Home Media 2
Director: Daisuke Nishio

DVD title: Rushmore
Productgroup: DVD
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Maddeningly Good!

I loved, loved, loved, loved, loved this movie, a film like no other with shining performances and visual imagery, sparkling dialogue, it's just so brilliant I could kill myself. I've never seen a film to match this in originality and tone since and I never tire of watching it due to its abundance of quirky details. Example: Bill Muray's Budweiser swimming trunks, the excellent soundtrack full of 60s gems, Max's stage adaptation of Serpico, replete with Dirk in Nun's habit, Dirk and co's crazy costumes when attacking Max, Blume drinking minibar rum and Diet Coke and smoking cigarettes in the hospital elevator, the crazy looking extra kid in the pool at Blume birthday party, and with sparklers in end scene. So great! You can really see the Anderson/Wilson talent developing and tightening since Bottle Rocket into a compelling and thoroughly original pespective. So Fresh! I'm also awaiting Jason Schwartzman's next project with eager anticipation. What a find!

Studio: Touchstone Video
Director: Wes Anderson
Jason Schwartzman
Bill Murray

DVD title: The Rose
Productgroup: DVD
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After many years, still powerful...

This film brings back memories, and I'm glad the DVD finally came out, though there are no extras. Bette, in her film debut, was brilliant and deserved every award she got. Often compared to Janis Joplin, I think the screenplay of Bill Kerby & Bo Goldman gave Midler a bit more personality and personal angst. Midler handled it all like a seasoned pro. A truly excellent performance. Her concert scenes were good, too. Frederic Forrest was nominated for an Oscar, and he was quite fine (he was also in "Norma Rae" with Sally Field, who won the Oscar over Midler in '79). But it was Alan Bates as the oily, manipulative agent (baby-sitter?) who truly deserved recognition. The Oscars also recognized the film for its Sound and brilliant Editing. Sorely missing from the nominations were the Adapted Score and the wonderful title Song, written by Amanda McBroom. This is a powerful and entertaining film, with fine acting and great direction by Mark Rydell, loaded with humor, pathos and sadness, and all brought to life by the remarkable Bette Midler.It's worth watching again. Also, watch for David Keith (her personal bodyguard/masseur, later on), who later made such a strong impression in "An Officer and a Gentleman".

Studio: Twentieth Century Fox Home Video
Director: Mark Rydell
Bette Midler
Alan Bates

DVD title: Friends - The Complete Third Season
Productgroup: DVD
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Season 3 is coming...

The Complete Third Season of 'Friends' is coming in April, and this review will make you remember all the great episodes, and if you are new to the show, it will give you an idea what happened in the series.
The One With The Princess Leia FantasyRoss reveals a fantasy to Rachel involving a certain "Star Wars" character. Monica suffers from insomnia after her breakup with Richard. And Chandler, back together with Janice, wants Joey to bond with her.
The One Where No One's ReadyRoss is in a hurry to get everyone dressed for an important banquet at the museum but no one is co-operating. Chandler and Joey fight over who gets to sit in a comfortable chair. Monica acts goofy over a message on the answering machine from Richard. Rachel can't decide what to wear and Phoebe (the only one ready on time) gets a spot on her dress.
The One With The JamPhoebe dates a man who thinks he's stalking her twin sister. Ross and Rachel give Chandler "boyfriend" lessons. Monica uses her free time after breaking up with Richard to make jam and considers insemination through a sperm bank.
The One With The Metaphorical TunnelPhoebe pretends to be Joey's agent and has some success in getting him auditions. Ultimately, however, she is unable to deal with the rejection that comes with acting, and quits. Ross is upset when Ben brings a Barbie doll on his weekend visit. He spends the time trying to get him to give up the doll and eventually replaces it with a G.I. Joe. When Carol and Susan come to pick up Ben, Monica tells them that Ross used to dress in his mother's clothes and play tea party. Chandler is advancing in his relationship with Janice and, realizing that he has a fear of commitment, goes to the girls for advice. When he decides to become super-committed, he ends up scaring Janice. He ends up just coming clean and being himself and the relationship survives.
The One With Frank Jr.Phoebe's half-brother visits and she offers to buy him a massage, but they have trouble bonding. Joey attempts to build an entertainment center. Ross is challenged to name the five celebrities he'd like to sleep with most.
The One With The FlashbackWhen Janice asks the gang if any of them have ever slept together, the friends flash back to a time three years before.
The One With The Race Car BedWhen Monica buys a new bed from Janice's soon-to-be-ex-husband, "The Mattress King," the wrong one is delivered. Rachel's attempts to have her father and Ross bond fail, until she stops trying. Joey gets a job teaching a soap opera acting class.
The One With The Giant Poking DeviceWhen Chandler is about to buy Janice an expensive gift, Joey tells him that he saw Janice kissing her ex-husband. Chandler confronts Janice and she admits that she is confused about what she should do and can't chose between the two men. After much soul-searching and some advice from Joey, Chandler realizes he has to let her go back and try to make things work with her husband. While Rachel is babysitting Ben, Monica accidentally bumps his head into a post. The girls attempt to hide the bump under a hat but Ben keeps saying "Monica bang." When Ross finds the bump, he assumes that it was Rachel's fault, but she rats out Monica. Ross then gets to torture her by pretending Ben is seriously injured. Phoebe is convinced that she is cursed because every time she goes to the dentist, someone around her dies. After she is forced to go to the dentist, she calls everyone she knows and they are all alive. Ugly Naked Guy, however, has been lying in the same position without moving all day. The friends tie together a bunch of chopsticks into a giant poking device that they use to prod Ugly Naked Guy. He turns out to be alive and not very happy about being poked.
The One With The FootballEmotions become the feast of the day when the gang plays a game of touch football on Thanksgiving as Joey and Chandler argue over who gets to date a model and Ross and Monica argue over winning in a case of sibling rivalry.
The One Where Rachel QuitsRachel makes a rash decision after Gunther tells her she needs to be retrained. Phoebe tries to help Joey when he gets a job selling Christmas trees. And Ross accidentally breaks a girl's leg and tries to make it up to her.
The One Where Chandler Can't Remember Which SisterRoss is suspicious about Rachel's possible job offer from a good-looking stranger. And a drunken Chandler fools around with one of Joey's sisters, but can't remember which one.
The One With All The JealousyRoss becomes jealous when he thinks he catches Rachel's new coworker whispering sweet nothings in her ear. After Joey lies on his resume, he is forced to teach a very hard dance to an entire Broadway cast. And Monica dates a busboy who hates Americans.
The One Where Monica And Richard Are Just FriendsMonica's willpower is tested when she runs into Richard at the video store. Joey agrees to read "Little Women" while Rachel agrees to read "The Shining." And Phoebe's athletic date has a problem with short shorts.
The One With Phoebe's Ex-PartnerPhoebe is reunited with her former singing partner, who thinks "Smelly Cat" has hit potential. Chandler dates a woman with a prosthetic leg. And Rachel's new job continues to put a strain on her relationship with Ross.
The One Where Ross And Rachel Take A Break (1)Ross seeks solace at a party after a bitter fight with Rachel and ends up in the arms of another woman. Phoebe dates a diplomat who needs an interpreter to communicate with her. And Chandler and Joey ponder a m?nage a trois with a woman who seems hot for both of them.
The One The Morning AfterRoss tries to prevent Rachel from learning that he slept with Chloe, the copy store employee. When she finds out anyway and they go back to her apartment and have a fight, the other four friends are trapped in Monica's bedroom, forced to listen in as Rachel decides to break up with Ross.
The One Without The Ski TripRoss and Rachel compete to spend time with their other friends. When a lonely Ross is excluded from Rachel's ski trip with her pals, he visits Carol. Meanwhile, Chandler starts smoking again.
The One With The Hypnosis TapeA desperate Monica agrees to a date with one of her restaurant customers, who turns out to be very, very well-off. Phoebe's half-brother visits and announces he is getting married to a much, much older woman. And Chandler uses a hypnosis tape to quit smoking, with surprising results.
The One With The Tiny T-ShirtRachel goes on her first date after splitting from Ross...and it's with Mark. Joey develops a crush on his costar in his new play. And Monica continues to date Pete, even though she is still not attracted to him.
The One With The DollhouseRachel regrets making a date for Chandler and her boss, Joanna. Joey's interest in Kate intensifies after they sleep together. And Monica's aunt dies, leaving her an antique dollhouse, with which Monica doesn't want Phoebe to play with.
The One With A Chick And A DuckMonica considers a dream job in Pete's new restaurant, but Phoebe fears there is more to the deal. Joey and Chandler adopt a baby chick and a duck. And Ross misses a panel for the Discovery Channel to help Rachel, who may have a broken rib.
The One With The ScreamerAt the premiere of Joey's big play; Ross alone concludes that Rachel's date is insane. Joey falls in love with Kate, but she gets a big job in Los Angeles and takes it. And poor Phoebe is on hold for days with a company she needs to talk to before her phone warranty expires.
The One With Ross's ThingAfflicted with a mysterious skin condition on his butt, Ross seeks advice from Phoebe's herbalist. Phoebe can't decide whether to date a sensitive, muscular fireman or a sensitive, muscular schoolteacher. And Monica can't decide about Pete when she thinks he is going to propose.
The One With The Ultimate Fighting ChampionTo Monica's horror, Pete plans to be in an ultimate fight, and when he can't win but won't give up, she must decide her future with him. Chandler has a problem when his new boss is slaphappy. Phoebe sets Ross up on a date with a woman who used to be bald. And the friends are intrigued by a conversation between two strangers in Central Perk.
The One At The BeachThe gang goes to the beach. In search of her father, Phoebe meets a family friend with links to her family's past, who may know more than she's letting on. Ross discovers that Rachel still loves him, and must choose between sex-crazy, but bald, Bonnie and Rachel, the love of his life. After the gang plays strip poker, Joey winds up sleeping naked on the beach. And Chandler wonders why Monica doesn't think he's serious after he asks her if she would ever go out with him.

Studio: Warner Home Video
Lisa Kudrow

DVD title: Black Knight
Productgroup: DVD
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(...) This was seriously the worst movie of the month. But you know what! I loved it. Because it was too stupid to be stupid, too bad to be bad. Martin Lawrence did a terrific job. The plot involves one revolting group fighting against the ruling King who was trying to bond with another Lord by marriage to fight in return. The "brave" and "unconventional" knight from an outerworld, the Black Knight, Martin Lawrence, comes in, helps the revolting people and breaks the marriage. The jokes as you can imagine were all about ancient people dancing hip-hop, and swordsman fighting on battlefield with football skills. Don't see the movie if you are a serious person, it's really just all total BS.

Studio: Twentieth Century Fox Home Video
Director: Gil Junger
Martin Lawrence
Marsha Thomason

DVD title: The Bridge on the River Kwai
Productgroup: DVD
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Span The Bridge

1957's Bridge On The River Kwai is a stirring war film that is based on a novel that itself was inspired by real life events. The movie stars William Holden and Alec Guinness as an American commander, Major Shears, and an English officer, Colonel Nicholson, respectively who are captives in a Japanese prisoner of war camp. The camp is run by the heartless and maniacal Colonel Saito (Sessue Hayakawa) and he has been put in charge of constructing a railroad bridge over the river that will be extremely important to the Japanese war effort. Saito and Nicholson are at constant odds over the British captives role in helping build the bridge. Nicholson does not want to aid his enemies in such an important task and Saito uses abusive and sadistic means of punishment to try and break Nicholson, but due to Nicholson's high honor, he never gives in. Eventually the men reach a compromise and Nicholson throws his men into task of building the bridge with a fervent and obsessive nature. A parallel story line concerns Major Shears who escapes from the camp, makes an inspired trek through the dangerous jungle and finds his way back to a base in the South Pacific. He provides the commanders with the information about the bridge, but his true motives are selfish as he wants to go home. He is forced into volunteering to guide a British troop back into the jungle to the prisoner's camp to destroy the bridge. Along on this mission is the leader Major Warden (Jack Hawkins) who is way too gung ho about it for Shears' liking. The eventual intertwining of the two stories reaches a brilliant and rousing climax. Director David Lean uses the jungle scenery of Sri Lanka to beautiful perfection to recreate the images of World War II. He never resorts to gratuitous violence or mayhem , but expertly crafts a story about the psychological effects war has on three men who at first seem quite different, but in the end seem very much the same. The film was a rousing success and dominated the 1957 Academy Awards winning a total seven including Best Picture, Mr. Lean's first Best Director Award and a truly deserving Best Actor Oscar for Sir Alec Guinness.

Studio: Columbia Tri-Star
Director: David Lean
William Holden
Alec Guinness

DVD title: The Man in the Iron Mask
Productgroup: DVD
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Athos, Porthos, Aramis, and Dartagnan VS a king and his army

If you?re going to see this film you are going to have a blast. The story of ?THE MAN IN THE IRON MASK? is the best adventure of the four musketeers. If you don?t know the first half of the story well let me tell you? A long time ago the most trusted soldiers in the world were the musketeers. But the best out of all of them were Aramis the priest, Athos the lover, and Porthos the ex pirate. But when the Cardinal dismisses all musketeers, the three musketeers will not give up their uniforms and now they are wanted by the Cardinals guards. One day all three meet a young man named Dartagnan who wants to be a musketeer like his father was. They tell him the whole story and he is sadden by what he hears but joins the three musketeers on their quest to kill the Cardinal and his guards and bring back the musketeers.The man in the iron mask: The musketeers are the king?s guards now. But a lot has changed. Dartagnan is the captain of all musketeers and his king is barbarian that only cares about himself. Athos is an old man that lives with his son. Porthos is a drunk and wonders the town for sex. And Aramis is the leader of a small group of men that want to kill the king. This movie is about the friendship of the old musketeers and how they live different lives, but at the end they draw their swords at the kings musketeers and scream ?All for one and one for all!?

Studio: Mgm/Ua Studios
Director: Randall Wallace
Leonardo DiCaprio
Jeremy Irons
John Malkovich
Gérard Depardieu
Gabriel Byrne

DVD title: The Negotiator
Productgroup: DVD
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No negotiations necessary, this movie is outstanding!!!

In short, Kevin Spacey and Samuel L. Jackson give this movie some of the best acting you will ever see. Intense, with a plot that is kept tight, right up to the very end. I could elaborate on every little nook and cranny of this film, but there is too much positive to say about it. If you like a good crime story with a satisfying ending, then here is your movie!!!

Studio: Warner Studios
Director: F. Gary Gray
Samuel L. Jackson
Kevin Spacey

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