For one month every year, five highly competitive friends hit the ground running in a no-holds-barred game of tag they've been playing since the first graderisking their necks, their jobs and their relationships to take each other down with the battle cry: You're It! This year, the game coincides with the wedding of their only undefeated player, which should finally make him an easy target. But he knows they're coming and he's ready. Based on a true story, the New Line Cinema comedy Tag shows how far some guys will go to be the last man standing.
You could say this is one of the greatest comedies ever but the Monty Python team said it first! Life of Brian is all about (and here's the big surprise) the life of Brian who was born in a Bethlehem manger next door to Jesus. Three wise men believe he is the messiah but it becomes apparent that he is only Brian. It's written and performed by the Monty Python lads so you know what you're in for; if you don't put this disc down and go out while it's safe!
Starring Richard Gere, Judi Dench, Bill Nighy and Maggie Smith, THE BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL 2 is the expansionist dream of Sonny (Dev Patel), who also has to juggle his imminent marriage to the love of his life, Sunaina (Tena Desae).
Holed up in Bruges after a difficult job two hit men (Farrell and Gleeson) begin to differ on their views of life and death as they become used to local customs.
By its fourth series, The Simpsons had come far enough for Lisa to make a self-referential joke about Dustin Hoffman's and Michael Jackson's pseudonymous guest voice appearances in series 2 and 3, respectively. In this series, no less than Elizabeth Taylor (in two episodes), Bette Midler and even the reclusive Johnny Carson blessed The Simpsons with their iconic presences. Awhile back, US magazine Entertainment Weekly ranked the top 25 Simpsons episodes. Five gems from series 4 cracked the top 12, including the (debatable) choice for No. 1, "Last Exit to Springfield". Other episodes that loom large in the Simpsons legend are "Mr Plow" (you know the jingle: "Call Mr Plow / That's my name / That name again is Mr Plow"), "Marge vs. the Monorail", featuring a Music-Man-style extravaganza, and "A Streetcar Named Marge", the episode that outraged New Orleans residents, who heard their fair metropolis referred to as "a city that the damned call home". The Simpsons smartly subverts traditional family sitcom convention, but anyone who thinks the show doesn't have a heart is advised to watch "I Love Lisa" and "New Kid on the Block", two fourth-series gems that absolutely nail the agony and ecstasy of unrequited crushes ("You won't be needing this", a heartbroken Bart fantasises his babysitter saying while dropkicking his heart into a wastebasket in "New Kid"). While the Simpsons' celebrated ensemble gets all the glory, we must pause now to praise the peerless writing staff, among them George Meyer, Al Jean, Jon Vitti, John Swartzwelder, David Silverman and Conan O'Brien. One can only marvel in astonishment at the alchemy that went into creating, week after week, such essential episodes as "Kamp Krusty", "Streetcar", the profane and profound "Homer the Heretic" and "Lisa the Beauty Queen" (and that's just disc 1!). The animators, too, rose to the occasion, particularly in "Itchy & Scratchy: The Movie", with its dead-on, ultra-violent sinking of the seminal Disney cartoon "Steamboat Willie". Another benchmark in The Simpsons' rise to the TV pantheon is its very first clip show. What Homer says about donuts in "Monorail" holds true as well for The Simpsons itself: is there anything this show can't do? --Donald Liebenson
Mean Girls: Raised in the African bush country by her zoologist parents, Cady (Lindsay Lohan) thinks she knows all about the survival of the fittest. But the law of the jungle takes on a whole new meaning when the home-schooled 15-year-old enters public high school for the first time. Trying to find her place among jocks, mathletes and other subcultures, Cady crosses paths with the meanest species of all - the Queen Bee, aka the cool and calculating Regina (Rachel McAdams), leader of the school's most fashionable clique, The Plastics. When Cady falls for Regina's ex-boyfriend, though, the Queen Bee is stung and she schemes to ruin Cady's social future. Cady's own claws soon come out as she leaps into a hilarious Girl World war that has the whole school running for cover.Mean Girls 2: The Plastics are back in the long-awaited follow-up to the smash-hit Mean Girls...and now the clique is more fashionable, funny and ferocious than ever! Confident senior Jo (Meaghan Martin) begins the new school year by breaking her own cardinal rule: don't get involved in girl drama. But when she sees timid Abby (Jennifer Stone) preyed upon by Queen Bee Mandi (Maiara Walsh) and her minions, she takes sides in a viciously funny girl-world-war that turns the whole school upside down.
Hilarious comedy starring Jada Pinkett Smith, Queen Latifah, Tiffany Haddish, Regina Hall and Kate Walsh. When four lifelong friends travel to New Orleans for the annual Essence Festival, sisterhoods are rekindled, wild sides are rediscovered, and there's enough dancing, drinking, brawling, and romancing to make the Big Easy blush.
Owen Wilson and Jennifer Aniston star as a married couple who adopt Marley, a dog with unbridled energy, and get more than they bargained for!
Let the joyride continue! When high school senior Ferris Bueller (Matthew Broderick) fakes a sick day to run around Chicago with his best girl Sloane (Mia Sara) and his best friend Cameron (Alan Ruck), anything can happen. They twist and shout their way all around town, while staying one step ahead of their suspicious principal and Ferris's envious sister. Legendary director John Hughes (Planes, Trains & Automobiles, Sixteen Candles) helms the iconic coming-of-age film that's in a class by itself. Getting the Class Together: The Cast of Ferris Bueller's Day Off The Making of Ferris Bueller's Day Off Who is Ferris Bueller? The World According to Ben Stein Vintage Ferris Bueller: The Lost Tapes Class Album
The infamous institution opens it's doors to a new generation. But finances are tight and it's up to the girls to save the school from impending bankruptcy.
Much better than your average cop-and-dog movie (such as K-9), Turner and Hooch is really a love story about a control freak (Tom Hanks) who gradually resigns to the messy chaos of a sweet hulk of a pooch named Hooch. The excuse for this relationship is that the dog can identify a murderer and Hanks needs him, but the film is really about such hilarious moments as Hanks bathing Hooch with a long brush, and a wild chase through the streets when the sharp-eyed mutt spots his suspect. Layered over this is a healthy love story between Hanks and animal vet Mare Winningham, who share a terribly sexy scene together--while fully clothed--doing no more than making breakfast. (Hanks directed this scene, though Roger Spottiswoode directed the rest of the movie.) --Tom Keogh
An ensemble comedy from the makers of "Notting Hill" following a whole host of separate but intertwining stories of love in London.
Jonny is stuck in a dead-end job as a courier. He dreams of being a gangster, just like his best friend from schooldays, Jude.
Sex. Clothes. Popularity. Is there a problem here? It's not easy being the most popular and glamorous girl at Beverly Hills High. Especially when you're the envy of scheming Betties (female babes) persistent Barneys (unattractive guys) and teachers who go postal (freak out) when you turn your homework in late! Yet somehow 15-year-old Cher (Alicia Silverstone) keeps it all together even finding time for extracurricular projects like finding a love match for her debate class teacher (Wallace Shawn) and giving a dowdy friend (Brittany Murphy) a fashion makeover. But Cher's tidy world starts to unravel with the sudden appearance of two total Baldwins (hunks): a sexy and stylish new classmate (Justin Walker) and Cher's square but cute ""ex-stepbrother"" (Paul Rudd). Now Cher is about to learn that when it comes to love she's... well Clueless.
A Reverend, his wife, and their two children, await the arrival of their new housekeeper, Grace Hawkins. But is Grace all she seems?
Steptoe And Son: Stripper Zita settles for any old iron when rag-and-bone man Harold Steptoe marries her after a wild stag night. Joining the newlyweds on honeymoon in Spain rusty Albert tries putting his son's well-laid plans on the scrap heap. It seems he's succeeded when Harold deserts his bride but before he can utter good riddance to bad rubbish Harold learns she's pregnant and he's the proud father of the litter! (Dir. Cliff Owen 1972) Steptoe And Son Ride Again: Rag-and-bone man Harold Steptoe is conned into putting his father's life-savings into a dodgy greyhound who needs contact lenses to see the hare! When the dog loses the race Harold must pay off his debts; that's when the fun starts... (Dir. Peter Sykes 1973)
Marley and Me Jennifer Aniston and Owen Wilson unleash heart-warming laughs as John and Jenny Grogan a young couple contemplating the life-changing decision to have a baby. Then comes Marley...an adorable rambunctious Labrador pup who flunks obedience school and quickly turns the Grogan household into a disaster area. But with a heart as big as his appetite for trouble Marley sees the Grogans through the ups and downs of life including new jobs new homes and the never-ending challenges of a growing family. Ultimately John and Jenny come to realise that the world's worst dog truly brings out the best in them. The Puppy YearsMarley is back for more tail-wagging fun and this time he speaks! That's right 'the world's worst dog' has a frisky voice and an attitude to match. Join Marley for his mischievous puppy years as he and his summer pal Bodi Grogan wreak havoc on a neighbourhood dog contest. Marley outwits Dobermans Shepherds and Collies while stealing hearts in his own unique and lovable way. Get your paws on Marley and Me: The Puppy Years and fetch big laughs for the whole family!
Ever since the late 1970s when the Australian New Wave was in full surge, Down Under directors have delivered movies that often hit you like news from another planet. Offbeat characters, weird narrative twists and a tart mixture of laughs and catastrophe--this is the juice that fuels such flicks as Proof, The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, Strictly Ballroom, Heavenly Creatures and, most certainly, Muriel's Wedding. Directed by PJ Hogan (who would go on to helm the Hollywood hit My Best Friend's Wedding), this little gem follows tradition by featuring an authentic misfit: Muriel (Toni Collette), a great, overweight horse of a girl obsessed with getting married and the music of ABBA. Appropriately, we first meet Muriel at a wedding, all trussed up in a leopardskin number she's boosted for the occasion. When her snotty peers insist that she give up the bridal bouquet to someone who might actually get hitched, when one of the guests turns out to be a clerk in the very store where Muriel ripped off her outfit, you've just got to laugh, she's such an unmitigated mess. A loser, her philandering politician father (Bill Hunter) calls her--along with his doormat wife and his other couch-potato offspring. But this movie's no exercise in geek-bashing. As Muriel takes up with feisty Rhonda (Rachel Griffiths) and moves from Porpoise Spit to the big city, her good-hearted grin and zest for life draw us in despite hilarious gaffes and mishaps. (Making out with a boy for the first time, Muriel suddenly finds herself awash in styrofoam: the oaf has unzipped the beanbag chair instead of her skin-tight leather pants.) Muriel's Wedding covers territory Hollywood would banish from a comedy--Rhonda's cancer, the suicide of Muriel's mother, a marriage of convenience to an arrogant athlete--yet, like its heroine, it never loses its sense of humour, its will to move on to whatever good thing might happen next. Everyone in the idiosyncratic cast is terrific, but it's Toni Collette's Dancing Queen who makes Muriel's Wedding a cinematic celebration you won't forget. --Kathleen Murphy
A perfect marriage of novel but incisive writing, acting and direction, Big is the story of a 12-year-old boy who wishes he were older, and wakes up one morning as a30-year-old man (Tom Hanks). The script by Gary Ross(Dave) and Anne Spielberg finds some unexpected ways of attacking obvious issues of sex, work, and childhood friendships, and in all of these things the accent is on classy humour and great sensitivity. Hanks is remarkable in the lead, at times hilarious (reacting to caviar just as a 12-year-old would) and at others deeply tender. Penny Marshall became a first-rate filmmaker with this 1988 work. --Tom Keogh
The comic genius of Blake Edwards and Peter Sellers meet again in The Return of the Pink Panther. The Pink Panther Diamond is stolen with only one clue left behind - a white glove, the trademark of the world-renowned jewel thief The Phantom (Christopher Plummer). Believed to be retired, he immediately becomes the chief suspect on Inspector Clouseau's list. Wanting to clear his name, The Phantom sets out to find the real thief and sends Clouseau bumbling along on a false trail. Inspector Clouseau's antics finally push his boss, Chief Inspector Dreyfus, over the edge and he sets out to murder Clouseau to rid of him once and for all! It's non-stop laughs in this timeless comedy masterpiece, hailed as the funniest in the Pink Panther series.
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