12 great Norman Wisdom movies in one big value box set! Films Include: 1. The Bulldog Breed (1960) 2. The Early Bird (1965) 3. Follow A Star (1959) 4. Just My Luck (1957) 5. Man Of The Moment (1955) 6. On The Beat (1962) 7. One Good Turn (1954) 8. Press For Time (1966) 9. The Square Peg (1958) 10. Stitch In Time (1963) 11. Trouble In Store (1953) 12. Up In The World (1956)
Like a soda pop left open all night, Ferris Bueller's Day Off seems to have lost its effervescence over time. Sure, Matthew Broderick is still appealing as the perennial truant, Ferris, who takes one memorable day off from school. Jeffrey Jones is nasty and scheming as the principal who's out to catch him. Jennifer Grey is winning as Ferris' sister (who ends up making out in the police station with a prophetic vision of Charlie Sheen). But there's a definite sense that this film was of a particular time frame: the 80s. It's still fun, though. There's Ferris singing "Twist and Shout" during a Chicago parade, and a lovely sequence in the Art Institute. But don't get it and expect your kids to love it the way you did. Like it or not, it's yours alone. --Keith Simanton, Amazon.com
At 'Consolidated' the office manager (Tomlin) the vice president's secretary (Parton) and the newest employee (Fonda) become great friends as they share their resentment about their egotistical sexist boss (Dabney Coleman). When they inadvertently get a chance to take revenge they institute a host of popular office procedures in his absence - even as their scheme spins wildly out of control! Full of witty social commentary this delightful comedy marks Dolly Parton's first film d
Jack is Francis Coppola at his most pointless noodling, looking for the film he wants to make instead of just making it. Robin Williams stars as 10-year-old Jack, a boy with an inexplicable disease that ages him at four times the normal human rate. Kept at home like a contemporary Boo Radley, Jack becomes a neighbourhood legend until his parents relent and send him to school. In time, the other kids befriend him and stay loyal as his hyperdevelopment puts a strain on his body and emotions. The idea is sound, but the execution is a bore. The best the script and Coppola can come up with are painfully long scenes in which Williams's character proves himself on the playground and in gross-out contests in a tree house. Coppola fishes around for signs of life and spontaneity in these scenes, but the film is actually best when Jack has to cope with certain feelings in his mature body (such as his attraction to a character played by Fran Drescher) that he isn't prepared for emotionally. Jack would have been a lot better if Coppola had embraced a plan from beginning to end and stuck to it. --Tom Keogh, Amazon.com
This slightly more cohesive follow-up to The Addams Family has the same director, Barry Sonnenfeld (Men in Black), but a better story line. Joan Cusack plays a busty gold digger who ingratiates herself into the Addams home and convinces Uncle Fester (Christopher Lloyd) that she wants to marry him. Besides Lloyd, the cast includes Anjelica Huston and Raul Julia, ideal as those Brontëan lovers, Morticia and Gomez. But Christina Ricci again walks away with the best moments as the chilly Wednesday Addams, making life miserable for two camp counsellors (Peter MacNicol and Christine Baranski) who want her to fit in with other kids. --Tom Keogh, Amazon.com
Annie (Rose Byrne) breaks up with her longtime boyfriend Duncan (Chris O'Dowd) - a teacher who's obsessed with former 1990s rock star Tucker Crowe (Ethan Hawke). She soon develops an unexpected bond with Tucker when he visits his pregnant daughter in London.
Charles (Grant) is witty and charming but at the age of 32 is looking like a serial monogamist. His life has been full of girlfriends but he just can't commit to any of them. The more weddings he and his close circle of friends attend the less they want to get married themselves. Until one particular Saturday at one particular wedding Charles meets Carrie (MacDowell)... Instantly smitten Charles begins to pursue her only to learn that she is ready to take the plunge with som
A BAFTA-nominated Julie Walters (Billy Elliot Educating Rita Calendar Girls) stars as suburban brothel Madame Christine Painter with some highly unusual clients. Inspired by the real experiences of the legendary Cynthia Payne Personal Services directed by terry Jones (Monty Python) is a revealing hilarious and uproarious account of Christine's adventures as she climbs the ladder to fame and notoriety. British law sets out to ruin the discreet fun and games.
Sandra Bullock's high-powered executive finds herself in one outrageous situation after another when involved with Ryan Reynolds' kowtowed secretary
Includes every episode from the TV series plus the movie! A genuine British comedy classic the popularity of Rising Damp remains unparalleled some 25 years after the first transmission. Detailing the day-to-day events at Rigsby's dingy boarding-house in which the landlord from hell Rupert Rigsby prowled around his dilapidated eyrie poking his nose into his lodgers' affairs. In the feature length movie Rigsby (Leonard Rossiter) is still intending to make Miss Jones (Frances De La Tour) his wife but she's far more interested in the intellectual and athletic Philip (Don Warrington)...
Episodes Comprise: 1. Treehouse Of Horror VII 2. You Only Move Twice 3. The Homer They Fall 4. Burns Baby Burns 5. Bart After Dark 6. A Milhouse Divided 7. Lisa's Date With Density 8. Hurricane Neddy 9. The Mysterious Voyage Of Our Homer (aka El Viaje Misterioso de Nuestro Homer) 10. The Springfield Files 11. The Twisted World Of Marge Simpson 12. Mountain Of Madness 13. Simpsoncalifragilisticexpiala-D'oh-cious 14. The Itchy & Scratchy & Poochie Show 15. Homer's Phobia 16. Brother From Another Series 17. My Sister My Sitter 18. Homer vs The 18th Amendment 19. Grade School Confidential 20. The Canine Mutiny 21. The Old Man And The Lisa 22. In Marge We Trust 23. Homer's Enemy 24. Simpsons Spin-off Showcase 25. The Secret War Of Lisa Simpson
Amy joins forces with two other over-stressed moms, leading them on a quest to liberate themselves from conventional responsibilities, going on a wild un-mom like binge of freedom, fun and self-indulgence.
Two very different women - Cameron Diaz and Kate Winslet - swap towns after bad bouts of man trouble.
At the age of 21 Tim is told an incredible family secret by his father: all the men in his family have the ability to relive their past. He can revisit any moment in his life to try things differently until he gets them perfectly right. He decides to use his special new gift to win the heart of the beautiful Mary but finds that the course of true love can be hilariously difficult - even with the ability to try try and try again. About Time is a romantic comedy about love life and time travel which discovers that in the end making the most of life may not need time travel at all.
All the sketches from the classic spoof soap! Thrill to the heartwarming exploits of these antique-loving scallywags as they ply their skilled (or perhaps not so skilled) trade in that tiny (and yet at times not so tiny) shop on the outskirts of Manchesterford. All your favourite episodes are here all the rascally yet therapeutic shenanigans that showered fame fortune and glittering prizes!
This not-quite-black comedy was probably a laugh riot on paper. The translation almost works, but the execution is flawed. Phoebe Cates is a recently separated young woman who suddenly begins to see her supposedly imagined childhood friend (the titular Drop Dead Fred) after moving back into her mother's home. Is he a manifestation of her secret desires to ditch the boorish spouse? Or was he real all along? Rik Mayall is a limber, carrot-topped comic with the lamentable assignment of trying to make us laugh with vulgar, sophomoric trickery. He is supposedly the repository of Cates's fastidious repression but is more annoying than cathartic. --Rochelle O'Gorman, Amazon.com
Anne Hathaway finds herself working for the boss (Meryl Streep) from hell in this new black comedy.
Maxine Peake plays the gritty role of Funny Cow', a comedian who breaks through the glass ceiling of the all-male 1970s comedy circuit to rise to stardom. Set against the backdrop of working men's clubs in the North of England, FUNNY COW is both a love-letter to a bygone era and the defiant story of a woman who refuses to give up her dreams.
Good Morning Vietnam is a more than usually human take on Americas most controversial war, an often poignant and always entertaining fictionalisation of the Vietnam years of DJ Adrian Cronauer (Robin Williams). Cronauer is employed as the voice of the US Armed Forces radio in South East Asia, but it soon emerges that his idea of entertaining the troops and the Armys are poles apart. This isnt a biopic--director Barry Levinson doesnt give any detail of Cronauers life before Vietnam--instead its about Cronauer discovering a better understanding of the war, the people and himself. Interspersed with the radio sequences is a gentle plot which follows Cronauer as he teaches English to some Vietnamese kids, falls for a local girl and narrowly misses being killed in a terrorist attack. However, it is the sheer frenetic genius of Williams largely improvised radio monologues that account for the films box office success. On the DVD: Good Morning Vietnam gets the special edition DVD with digitally remastered audio and picture. Extras include a couple of previews--both the theatrical and a teaser trailer--as well as a production diary which contains interviews with director Levinson, crew and the real Cronauer. But the best feature by far is the "Raw Monologues": introduced by Levinson, this featurette shows the process that Robin Williams went through to improvise the radio slots and is a valuable insight into the comedic talents of the films star.--Kristen Bowditch
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