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For four years, the courageous crew of the NSEA
Protector - "Commander Peter Quincy Taggart" (Tim Allen), "Lt. Tawny
Madison" (Sigourney Weaver) and "Dr. Lazarus" (Alan Rickman) - set off
on thrilling and often dangerous missions in space... and then their
series was cancelled!
Now, twenty years later, aliens under attack have mistaken the Galaxy
Quest television transmissions for "historical documents" and beamed up
the crew of has-been actors to save the universe. With no script, no
director and no clue, the actors must turn in the performance of their
lives in this hilarious adventure.
Richard Attenborough's award-winning epic recounts the
life and times of Mahatma Gandhi.
In South Africa, a young Indian lawyer is booted off a train for
refusing to ride second-class. Fed up with the unjust political system,
he joins the Indian Congress Party, which encourages social change
through passive resistance. When his "subversive" activities land him in
jail, masses of low-skilled workers strike to support his non-violent
yet revolutionary position. Back in India, Gandhi renounces the Western
way of life and struggles to organize Indian labor against British
colonialism. A strike costs many British soldiers their lives, so the
crown responds by slaughtering 1,500 Indians. Enraged, the ascetic,
spiritual leader continues to preach pacifism until he has lead India
out from under the tyranny of British imperialism.
Drug Smuggling. Racketeering. Loan Sharking. Welcome to Hollywood! A
hysterical comedy that insists it doesn’t take much to make it in the
movies…just a background with the mob.
Loanshark Chili Palmer (Golden Globe Winner Travolta) has done his time
as a gangster. So when “business” takes him to LA to collect a debt from
down-and-out-filmmaker (Gene Hackman), Chili jumps headfirst into the
Hollywood scene: he smoozes a film star (Danny Devito), romances a “B”
movie queen (Rene Russo) and even gets reservations at the hottest
restaurants in town. In fact, all would be smooth for this cool new
producer, if it weren’t for the drug smugglers and an angry mobster who
won’t leave him alone. But hey, this is Hollywood and no one said it
would be easy...
The great Roman General Maximus (Russell Crowe) has
once again led the legions to victory on the battlefield. The war won,
Maximus dreams of home, wanting only to return to his wife and son;
however, the dying Emperor Marcus Aurelius (Richard Harris) has one more
duty for the general – to assume the mantle of his power.
Jealous of Maximus’ favor with the emperor, the heir to the throne,
Commodus (Joaquin Phoenix), orders his execution – and that of his
family. Barely escaping death, Maximus is forced into slavery and
trained as a gladiator in the arena where his fame grows.
Now he has come to Rome, intent on avenging the murder of his wife and
son by killing the new emperor; Commodus....
Ronna needs to make some extra cash. Simon wants to
escape to Vegas for the weekend. Adam and Zack want to stay out of
trouble. But it’s not just another night in the life of these unusual
characters. They’re about to embark on a wild ride that won’t end until
the sun comes up.
||Godfather Trilogy (5
The Godfather: (Disc 1)
Considered by many to be the greatest movie ever made, Francis Ford
Coppola's epic masterpiece features Oscar winner Marlon Brando as the
head of the Corleone family. Coppola paints a chilling portrait of a
Sicilian family's rise and near fall from power in America, and the
passage of rites from a father to a son who was previously uninvolved in
Godfather Part II: (Discs 2 and 3)
The Godfather Part II is one of the rare breed of cinematic sequels
which is as good as, and perhaps better than, the original. Al Pacino
heads the star cast as Michael Corleone, heir to the criminal empire
established by his Mafioso father, the late Don Corleone.
Michael is now in charge of all gambling activities in Nevada, making
certain that any and all political or mob enemies are quickly bought
off, compromised, or disposed of. Throughout the film, Michael's
travails are paralleled with the early experiences of his father, played
in flashbacks by Robert DeNiro.
The Godfather III: (Disc 4)
In the final instalment of the Godfather Trilogy, an aging Don Michael
Corleone seeks to legitimise his crime family's interests and remove
himself from the violent underworld.
Now in his sixties, Michael is dominated by two passions: freeing his
family from crime, and finding a suitable successor. That successor
could be fiery Vincent (Andy Garcia)... but he may also be the spark
that turns Michael's hopes of business legitimacy into an inferno of mob
Disc 5: Bonus Features!
Based on the true life best seller Wiseguy by Nicholas
Pileggi and backed by a dynamic pop/rock oldies soundtrack was named
1990's best film by the New York, Los Angeles and National Society of
Film Critics. And it earned six Academy Award Nominations.
Robert De Niro received wide recognition for his performance as veteran
criminal Jimmy "The Gent" Conway. And as the volatile Tommy DeVito, Joe
Pesci walked off with the Best Supporting Actor Oscar, Academy Award
nominee Lorraine Bracco, Ray Liotta and Paul Sorvino also turned in
electrifying performances. You have to see it to believe it.
||Good Will Hunting
From highly acclaimed director Gus Van Sant this
triumphant story was nominated for 9 Academy Awards – winning Oscars for
Robin Williams and hot newcomers Matt Damon and Ben Affleck and also
features nominee Minnie Driver.
Will Hunting (Damon) is a headstrong, working-class genius. After one
too many run-ins with the law, Will’s last chance is a psychology
professor (Williams). Experience this powerful and unforgettable movie.
||Gorillaz: Phase One -
Celebrity Take Down
Includes promotions for
'Tomorrow Comes Today', 'Clint Eastwood', '19/2000', 'Rock the House'
Also includes an ECD comprising of games, wallpapers, screensavers,
magazine articles (both Japanese and English), more goodies from
gorillaz.com and a navigation map.
||Green Mile, The
Miracles happen in unexpected places, even in the Death
Row cell block at Cold Mountain Penitentiary. There John Coffey, a
gentle giant of a prisoner with supernatural powers, brings a sense of
spirit and humanity to his guards and fellow inmates.
Tom Hanks leads a stellar ensemble (including Michael Clarke Duncan as
Coffey) in this emotional, uplifting story of guards and captives;
husbands and wives; prisoners and a remarkable mouse named Mr. Jingles;
and on another level, of a moviemaker and his source.
That filmmaker is Frank Darabont, who returns after his 1994 directorial
debut, The Shawshank Redemption, to adapt another tale by Stephen King
into stirring, crowd-pleasing entertainment, nominated for four Academy
Awards, including Best Picture.
Shy dance teacher Ramu (Mistry) leaves India to join his
cousin in the United States. Finding that America is not quite the land
of opportunity he imagined, Ramu accidentally impersonates an ancient
Indian guru and soon has the ear of almost every sexually dysfunctional