Every Which Way But Loose Philo Beddoe is your regular, easygoing, truck-driving guy. He's also the best bar-room brawler west of the Rockies. And he lives with a 165-pound orangutan named Clyde. Like other guys, Philo finally falls in love - with a flighty singer who leads him on a screwball chase across the American Southwest. Nothing's in the way except a motorcycle gang, two sneaky off-duty cops and legendary brawler Tank Murdock.Every Which Way but Loose was a change of pace for Clint Eastwood - and it proved to be one of his most popular films. With a soaring country score and a solid supporting cast including Sondra Locke, Geoffrey Lewis, Beverly D'Angelo and the great Ruth Gordon, it's in every which way possible a grand time for all.Any Which Way You Can They're back. Philo Beddoe, the easygoing truck driver and bare-knuckle brawler, and his 165-pound orangutan friend Clyde get into more mischief in this faster and funnier sequel to Every Which Way But Loose.Clint Eastwood stars again as Philo, now thinking he'll retire from fighting. But a new contender lures him back - and mobsters kidnaps Philo's girl (Sondra Locke) to ensure he'll turn up for the showdown.Ruth Gordon as Ma, Geoffrey Lewis as Orville and those hapless motorcycle morons called the Black Widows all return in fine form. Songs by Glen Campbell, Jim Stafford and Snuff Garrett make up a tuneful country score, including an Eastwood/Ray Charles duet on Beers to You. As ever, Clyde steals the show, particularly in a courtship scene with the lady orangutan of his dreams. Any Which Way You Can, you'll be entertained.
In early 1970's England, a traditional Pakistani father (Om Puri) finds his family spinning in decidedly non-traditional directions.
When her husband suddenly dumps her, longtime dedicated housewife Deanna (McCarthy) turns regret into re-set by going back to college landing in the same class and school as her daughter, who's not entirely sold on the idea. Plunging headlong into the campus experience, the increasingly outspoken Deanna- now Dee Rock- embraces freedom, fun and frat boys on her own terms, finding her true self in a senior year no one ever expected. Extras: '80's Party
Brimming over with style, intelligence and flashing wit, this splendid, irresistible film from director Rob Reiner is one of the best-loved romantic comedies of all time.
Christmas is a time for rest and relaxation - except in the Brown household! The Brown family return for another TWO CHRISTMAS SPECIALS packed with madness and of course the love of family at Christmas. Mammy's Mummy Agnes is worried about Rory, who is undergoing plastic surgery. What will he look like when the bandages finally come off? Cathy has a new date with a handsome man she met on the internet, but Agnes is worried about whether he will measure up in real life. Meanwhile, Grandpa thinks the house is haunted... Buster Brady has deli delivered Agnes a magical new Christmas tree, which he got at a clearance sale. It's coin-operated, although Buster has said not to put any coins into it. Will Agnes be able to resist temptation? CSI: Mammy When a crime wave hits Finglas, the garda prompts Father Damien and Maria to put together a neighbourhood watch scheme. Agnes and Winnie promptly sign up, but are they really the best people to tackle crime in the area? After Cathy goes on yet another disastrous date, Agnes is determined to put Cathy's man troubles to rest once and for all. Although when they say it's good to 'air your problems', they probably don't mean literally. Meanwhile, Betty and Mark lock horns over whether Bono should go to his school disco.
Daddy's Home A mild-mannered radio executive strives to become the best stepdad to his wife's two children, but complications ensue when their freewheeling and freeloading real father arrives, forcing him to compete for the affection of the kids. Bonus Features Daddy's Home 2 Father Dusty (Mark Wahlberg) and stepfather Brad's (Will Ferrell) newfound partnership is put to the test when Dusty's old-school, macho Dad (Mel Gibson) and Brad's gentle Dad (John Lithgow) arrive just in time to turn the holidays upside down. Bonus Features The Making of Daddy's Home Daddy-Off Deleted and Extended Scenes Making a Sequel The New Dads in Town: Mel & John Look Who's Back Gag Reel
The title of The Castle refers to a ramshackle suburban tract house so close to an airport that planes fly mere yards above the roof. Worse than that, it's built on a toxic landfill and right beside humming high-power lines. But to patriarch Darryl Kerrigan (Michael Caton) and his dim-witted but cheerful brood, it's home. Darryl has devoted himself to constantly improving it with modifications such as a false chimney that, as he brags to a man sent to estimate the value of the property, makes the house look more picturesque. When the owners of the airport serve Darryl notice that his home is being compulsorily purchased, Darryl hires a small-time lawyer and pursues his case all the way to the Australian Supreme Court. This Australian box-office smash has something of the same buoyant spirit as The Full Monty. Its relationship with its characters resembles the farcical intimacy of classic sitcoms such as Fawlty Towers, in which crazed behaviour is balanced by the genuine warmth of the whole cast. Caton in particular is a sweet, engaging presence; Darryl Kerrigan is a fool, but a fool with dignity, and he carries you through the movie. --Bret Fetzer, Amazon.com
Hoke Colburn sits in the front seat with his hands on the steering wheel but the driver's seat is behind him. That's where Miss Daisy sits. She doesn't want a chauffeur and she won't give in. And neither will Hoke. Driving Miss Daisy the Best Picture Academy Award winner of 1989 is also the best most joyful heartfelt comedy in a long time. Based on Alfred Uhruy's Pulitzer Prize-winning play it tells the story of genteel but strong-willed Southern matron Daisy Werthan (Jessica Tandy) and her patient but equally determined chauffeur Hoke (Morgan Freeman). For two people so different they have a lot in common. And the bumpy road they travel ultimately leads to the friendship of a lifetime.
From award-winning director Ken Loach and writer Paul Laverty comes a bitter sweet comedy caper which proves that sometimes all you need in life is a little spirit. Escaping a prison sentence by the skin of his teeth, the wayward and disillusioned Robbie is given one last chance to turn his life around. Together the four friends he embarks on an adventure and discovers that turning to drink might just change their lives - not cheap fortified wine, but the best malt whiskies in the world.
The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel While preparing for his imminent marriage to the love of his life Sunaina (Tina Desai). Sonny (Dev Patel) has his eye on a promising property now that his first venture The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel for the Elderly and Beautiful has only a single remaining vacancy – posing a rooming predicament for fresh arrivals Guy (Richard Gere) and Lavinia (Tamsin Greig). Evelyn and Douglas (Judi Dench and Bill Nighy) have now joined the Jaipur workforce while Norman and Carol (Ronald Pickup and Diana Hardcastle) are negotiating the tricky waters of an exclusive relationship as Madge (Celia Imrie) juggles two eligible and very wealthy suitors. And newly installed co-manager of the hotel Muriel (Maggie Smith) knows everyone's secrets. As the demands of a traditional Indian wedding threaten to engulf them all an unexpected way forward presents itself.
Here's how American critic Roger Ebert described the unique and lasting value of George Lucas' 1973 box-office hit, American Graffiti: "[It's] not only a great movie but a brilliant work of historical fiction; no sociological treatise could duplicate the movie's success in remembering exactly how it was to be alive at that cultural instant." The time to which Ebert and the film refers is the summer of 1962, and American Graffiti captures the look, feel, and sound of that era by chronicling one memorable night in the lives of several young Californians on the cusp of adulthood. (In essence, Lucas was making a semi-autobiographical tribute to his own days as a hot-rod cruiser, and the film's phenomenal success paved the way for Star Wars.) The action is propelled by the music of DJ Wolfman Jack's rock & roll radio show--a soundtrack of pop hits that would become as popular as the film itself. As Lucas develops several character subplots, American Graffiti becomes a flawless time capsule of meticulously re-created memory, as authentic as a documentary and vividly realised through innovative use of cinematography and sound. The once-in-a-lifetime ensemble cast members inhabit their roles so fully that they don't seem like actors at all, comprising a who's who of performers--some of whom went on to stellar careers--including Ron Howard, Richard Dreyfuss, Harrison Ford, Cindy Williams, Mackenzie Phillips, Charles Martin Smith, Candy Clark, and Paul Le Mat. A true American classic. --Jeff Shannon, Amazon.com
Before making Batman, director Tim Burton and star Michael Keaton teamed up for this popular black comedy about a young couple (Geena Davis and Alec Baldwin) whose premature death leads them to a series of wildly bizarre afterlife exploits. As ghosts in their own New England home, they're faced with the challenge of scaring off the pretentious new owners (Catherine O'Hara and Jeffrey Jones), whose daughter (Winona Ryder) has an affinity for all things morbid. Keaton plays the mischievous Beetlejuice, a freelance "bio-exorcist" who's got an evil agenda behind his plot to help the young undead newlyweds. The film is a perfect vehicle for Burton's visual style and twisted imagination, with clever ideas and gags packed into every scene. Beetlejuice is also a showcase for Keaton, who tackles his title role with maniacal relish and a dark edge of menace.--Jeff Shannon
Hilary Duff stars in this family comedy as a quiet US teenager who, on a school trip to Italy, is given the chance of a lifetime to fill the shoes of a missing pop star.
Jasper returns with another sparkling collection of stories and monologues told as only he can. The Complete Series - includes all six episodes.
Wired And Wonderful was huge... XL was big... Big was even bigger... now the legendary Lee Evans embarks on his most ambitious tour to date. Roadrunner is Lee's amazing new show with over 60 nights in the biggest arenas in the country. Lee will be playing to more fans than ever on this record- breaking tour of the UK and Ireland in 2011 with the show filmed for DVD during his 5 nights at the 02.
Real-life couple Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn star in this enjoyable 1987 comedy by Garry Marshall (Pretty Woman) about an imperious heiress (Hawn) who loses her memory after a boating accident and is identified as the wife of a handyman (Russell). Russell's character brings her "home" to his messy house and unruly kids and the laughs follow as the aristocratic Hawn tries fitting in. Marshall delivers the comic goods, the leads are entertaining (Russell needs to do more comedy) and the supporting cast is made up of happily familiar faces, including Roddy McDowall, Edward Herrmann, and Marshall favourite Hector Elizondo in an unbilled bit part. --Tom Keogh
Dr. Tess Coleman and her 15-year-old daughter Anna have the shock of their lives when on a particular freaky Friday, they wake up to find they have swapped bodies.
Appropriate for their big screen debut, Edina and Patsy (Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley) are still oozing glitz and glamour, living the high life they are accustomed to; shopping, drinking and clubbing their way around London's trendiest hotspots. Blamed for a major incident at an uber fashionable launch party, they become entangled in a media storm and are relentlessly pursued by the paparazzi. Fleeing penniless to the glamorous playground of the super-rich, the French Riviera, they hatch a plan to make their escape permanent and live the high life forever more! Click Images to Enlarge
The real-life story of the North Yorksire lasses of Rylstone Women's Institute who decided to show a little WI skin to sell a calendar in aid of cancer.
Splash was big news in 1984. It was the sole reason for a renewed Disney Studios forming its Touchstone Pictures subsidiary. This was so they could get away with displaying Daryl Hannah's nude bottom! It was also big news for launching the film career of Tom Hanks, who immediately became a massive box-office comedy draw in the 80s. For Ron Howard, it was the breakaway success that guaranteed he'd be able to pursue as diverse a directorial career path as he wanted to. It's a simple romance tale, spiced up by making the female lead a mermaid. The stroke of brilliance in the script was in making the comedy happen around the two leads, while letting them believably convey they are hopelessly lost in love. The comedy comes from the ever-reliable John Candy as a larger-than-life womanising older brother, and Eugene Levy as a scatty scientist. Although New York looks a little different today, the movie has hardly aged at all. Which is just as well since it boldly begins "This morning." On the DVD: Splash offers a transfer that has some defects, but colours and dark areas seem just about right. We're spoiled for extras, with a warmly nostalgic Howard joining a key production crew commentary in reminiscing on how much fun they had making the movie. There's a half-hour documentary ("Making a Splash") interviewing everyone involved, including some archival footage of the late Candy. Best of all are the original Audition Tapes for Hanks and Hannah, which reveal the consummate professionals these once-hungry stars really are. --Paul Tonks
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