Directed by Tarsem Singh, A wicked enchantress schemes and scrambles for control of a spirited orphan’s throne and the attention of a charming prince. When Snow White’s beauty wins the heart of the prince that she desperately pursues, the Queen banishes her to the forest, where a ravenous man-eating beast hungrily awaits. Rescued by a band of diminutive highway robbers (the seven dwarves), Snow White grows into an indomitable young woman determined to take back her realm from the treacherous Queen.
Monthly Archives: March 2012
Directed by Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer, The heroic Spartan king Leonidas, armed with nothing but leather underwear and a cape, leads a ragtag bunch of 13 Spartan misfit warriors to defend their homeland against thousands of invading Persians whom include the Ghost Rider, Rocky Balboa, the Autobots, with Paris Hilton and Brittany Spears.
Directed by Vincent Ward, Chris, a doctor who has suffered with his artist wife Annie through the devastating loss of their children, Marie and Ian, who were killed in a car accident. Although Annie’s all-consuming depression nearly destroyed their marriage, the couple rebuilt their relationship and are now living out a comfortable middle age. Stopping one night to help a motorist in a wreck, Chris is struck by a car and killed. At first confused about where he is, Chris meets Albert, a spiritual guide who helps him to realize he’s passed away and that he must move on to the next world. After trying with only limited success to communicate with the devastated Annie, Chris moves on and discovers an afterlife. Then tragedy strikes when Annie, inconsolable, commits suicide and goes to Hell.
Directed by Gary Ross, In the distant future, North America has collapsed, weakened by drought, fire, famine, and war to be replaced by Panem, a country divided into the Capitol and 12 districts. Each year two young representatives from each district are selected by lottery to participate in The Hunger Games. Part entertainment, part brutal intimidation of the subjugated districts, the televised games are broadcast throughout Panem. The 24 participants are forced to eliminate their competitors, literally, with all citizens required to watch. When 16-year-old Katniss’ young sister, Prim, is selected as the mining district’s female representative, Katniss volunteers to take her place.
Directed by Gus Van Sant, Set in Boston and Cambridge, about rebellious 20-year-old MIT janitor Will, gifted with a photographic memory, who hangs out with his South Boston bar buddies, his best friend Chuckie, and his affluent British girlfriend Skylar. After MIT professor Lambeau stumps students with a challenging math formula on a hallway blackboard, Will anonymously leaves the correct solution, prompting Lambeau to track the elusive young genius. As Will’s problems with the police escalate, Lambeau offers an out, but with two conditions — visits to a therapist and weekly math sessions and help from a psychologist to find direction in his life.
Directed by John Hughes, A high school wise guy is determined to have a day off from school, Today he decides to take the day off school. When Ferris takes the day off, so must his best friends, Cameron and Sloane. Cameron is reluctantly persuaded to borrow his father’s Ferrari, and together they hatch a plan to get Sloane out of class. Suspicious dean of students Ed Rooney knows all about Ferris, but can never catch him. Ferris’ sister Jeanie is also frustrated that Ferris always gets away with his tricks and she doesn’t. Furthermore, Ferris is an ‘angel’ in his parents eyes.
Directed by Madonna, W.E. tells the story of two fragile but determined women-Wally and Wallis-separated by more than six decades. In 1998, lonely New Yorker Wally is obsessed with what she perceives as the ultimate love story: King Edward’s VIII’s abdication of the British throne for the woman he loved, American divorcée Wallis. But Wally’s research, including several visits to the Sotheby’s auction of the Windsor Estate, reveals that the couple’s life together was not as perfect as she thought, from the glamorous early days of their romance to the slow unraveling of their lives in the decades that followed.
Directed by Jean-Marc Vallée, Based on a true story, Early years of Queen Victoria, who was crowned at the age of 18, and whose ill-fated marriage to Prince Albert would later prompt her into a life of mournful seclusion, Victoria refuses to allow them the power of acting as her regent in the last days of her uncle, William IV’s rule. Her German cousin Albert is encouraged to court her for solely political motives but, following her accession at age eighteen, finds he is falling for her and is dismayed at her reliance on trusty premier Melbourne.
Directed by Peter Segal, Henry lives in a Hawaiian paradise with the company of endless women with no strings attached. This is until he meets Lucy. Both Henry and Lucy enjoy the company of each other and feel the start of a serious relationship occurring. Approaching Lucy the next day, Henry is confused when Lucy fails to recognize him. Has his karma come around to kick him in the butt or what? Henry discovers that Lucy actually suffers from short term memory loss and can’t remember each individual day. Henry won’t let this stop him, he has to make her fall in love with him all over again.
Directed by Martha Coolidge, Care-free Charlie cons his widower brother-in-law Herb into an expenses-paid luxury cruise in search of rich, lonely ladies. The catch is that they are required to be dance hosts! Charlie tells Herb that the trip is free and will be a good way to meet rich widows; both parts are true enough, As the men struggle with the fact that Herb isn’t much of a hoofer (and Charlie can’t dance at all) under the strict tutelage of cruise director Godwyn, Charlie starts sweet-talking beautiful heiress Liz, while Herb finds a soul mate in Vivian.
Directed by Subhash Ghai, Ballu, a notorious, cunning, and unscrupulous criminal who’s wanted by the police for a plethora of murders and thefts. Bright and ambitious Inspector Ram finally arrests him, only to have Ballu escape right under his nose. So Ram’s lovely girlfriend Ganga volunteers to go undercover, to trap Ballu and help restore Ram’s reputation, and things get more complicated.
( The film was with widespread criticism for the meaning of the lyrics of Choli Ke Peeche Kya Hai, which translates to “What’s behind the blouse?” )
Directed by Donald Petrie, Kat and Daisy work along with Jojo at the pizza parlour in Mystic, Connecticut. Kat, shortly off to Yale, finds herself drawn to a local architect she is babysitting for, while her more tearaway sister starts dating a guy from the money side of the tracks. Jojo leaves her man at the altar; she loves him but shies away from commitment. Leona, the proprietor of the pizza parlor, who zealously guards the secret formula of her sauce, and something almost ….. mystic.
Directed by Scott Silver, It’s the day before Christmas, the day before John’s 21st birthday. He’s a prostitute on Santa Monica Blvd in L.A., and he wants to spend that night and the next day at the posh Park Plaza Hotel. He’s ripped off a local drug dealer to pay the bill, but as he’s sleeping that morning, someone steals his shoes right off his feet, with the money in them. Meanwhile, Donner, a lad new to the streets, wants John to leave the city with him for Camelot, a theme park in Branson, MO, where they’ll work as lifeguards.
Directed by Angelina Jolie, During the Bosnian War, Danijel, a soldier fighting for the Serbs, re-encounters Ajla, a Bosnian who’s now a captive in his camp he oversees. Their once promising connection has become ambiguous as their motives have changed, a tale of marriage set against the violence of the Bosnian War. Ajla and her husband struggle to keep their relationship alive, a battle that distracts them from the nation’s upheaval.
Directed by Tom Tykwer, Hanna and Simon, a couple in their 40s, have grown comfortable in their marriage. Independently, each meets and romances Adam, a handsome younger man. When Hanna becomes pregnant, all three must face what they’ve tried to ignore. an intellectual study of a modern couple looking for redefinition in a world of absolutes.
Directed by Tim Burton, It is a normal day for everyone, until the President of the United States announces Martians have been spotted circling Earth. The Martians land and a meeting is arranged, but not everything goes to plan, and the Martians seem to have other plans for Earth, invaded by Martians with irresistible weapons and a cruel sense of humor. Are they just misunderstood beings or do they really want to destroy all of humanity?
Directed by Paul Mazursky, While toiling on a film in the tiny Caribbean country of Parador, Broadway actor Jack is offered a role he can’t turn down: impersonating the nation’s deceased dictator, to whom he bears an uncanny resemblance. But Jack soon gets into trouble when he runs afoul of the Parador police chief, who wants to keep the despot’s demise a secret until he can maneuver his own takeover of the country.
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Directed by Otto Preminger, Frederick, a lieutenant in the army, is arrested for the murder of a bartender, Barney. He claims, in his defense, that the victim had raped and beaten up his wife Laura. Although Laura supports her husband’s story, the police surgeon can find no evidence that she has been raped. Manion is defended by Paul, a rather humble small-town lawyer. During the course of interviews, Biegler discovers that Manion is violently possessive and jealous, and also that his wife has a reputation for giving her favors to other men. The prosecutor discovers there’s more to the case than meets the eye.
( This was one of the first mainstream Hollywood films to address Sex and Rape in a graphic terms.)
Directed by Randall Wallace, Based on a true story, of the first major battle of the American phase of the Vietnam War and the soldiers on both sides that fought it. In the first major battle of the Vietnam War, 450 gung-ho Army dogfaces square off for one month against 2,000 North Vietnamese regulars in the Ia Drang Valley, resulting in irretractable conflict.
( The vietnamese government did not greet the film with approval. In fact, vietnamese commander Nguyen Huu An, was officially condemned as a traitor.)
Directed by Andrew Stanton, John Carter is transplanted to Mars, where he discovers a lush, wildly diverse planet whose main inhabitants are 12-foot tall green barbarians. Finding himself a prisoner of these creatures, he escapes, only to encounter Dejah Thoris, Princess of Helium, who is in desperate need of a savior. Carter rediscovers his humanity when he realizes that the survival of Barsoom and its people rests in his hands.
Directed by Vincente Minnelli, St. Louis 1903. The Smith family has four beautiful daughters, including Esther and little Tootie. 17-year old Esther has fallen in love with the boy next door who has just moved in, John. He however, barely notices her at first. The family is shocked when Mr. Smith reveals that he has been transfered to a nice position in New York, which means that the family has to leave St. Louis, the four daughters learn lessons of life and love, as they prepare to move to New York.
Directed by Andy De Emmony, The story is set in 1975, four years after the story in East Is East the now much diminished, but still claustrophobic and dysfunctional, Khan family continues to struggle for survival. his Father George Khan is worried that his youngest son, Sajid, now 15, is turning his back on his Pakistani heritage, so he decides to take him for a visit to Pakistan and insistence on Pakistani tradition.
Directed by Bobby Farrelly and Peter Farrelly, A couple of married guys are always looking at other women their spouse grants him the right — for just one week — to pursue as many extramarital affairs as he can. His best buddy receives an identical “hall pass” from his wife, and off the guys go. The hubbies soon discover, however, that picking up girls isn’t as easy as they recall, while their better halves embark on their own erotic adventures.
Directed by Aditya Chopra, In India, open romance is forbidden, as is showing affection in public. A college principal named Narayan is a strong believer in this, aware that a male student named Vicky is in love with Ishika; while another male student is hopelessly in love with Sanjana; and a third man named Karan is in love with a married woman named Kiran. No amount of persuasion can get Narayan to change his mind. Then the college recruits a music teacher named Raj, Then things get worse when Narayan finds out that Raj was the very man who fell in love with his daughter who eventually committed suicide when he didn’t grant them permission to get married.
Directed by Lasse Hallström, Gilbert has to care for his brother Arnie and his obese mother, which gets in the way when love walks into his life. Centred around the Grape family Ellen and Amy and their two brothers Arnie and Gilbert, who, along with their morbidly obese widowed mother Bonnie Grape are striving to survive and coexist with the absence of a father figure, low wage work and seventeen-year-old Arnie’s severe mental condition. Gilbert’s life, his future, is thwarted.
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Directed by Terry Gilliam, Set in the present day, fantastical morality tale follows the traveling show of the mysterious Dr. Parnassus a man who once won a bet with the Devil himself, and possesses the unique ability to guide the imagination of others. Many centuries ago, Dr. Parnassus won immortality in a bet that found the malevolent Mr. Nick coming up short. While few would be foolish enough to try their luck against the powers of darkness a second time, Dr. Parnassus did precisely that this time trading his mortality for youth on the understanding that his firstborn would become the property of Mr. Nick when the child reaches his or her 16th birthday.
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Directed by Jason Reitman, A girl is faced with an unexpected pregnancy, she enlists the aid of her best friend in finding the unborn child a suitable home. Juno may seem wise beyond her years, but after sleeping with classmate Bleeker, the pregnant teen quickly realizes how little she really knows about life. Juno has been blessed with parents who trust their daughter’s judgment, and a best friend named Leah, who’s always willing to help out, Juno soon comes into contact with Mark and Vanessa a couple who have been unable to conceive a child of their own. They seem like they would make great parents, and are eager to adopt Juno’s unborn child. Now, Juno is faced with a series of very adult decisions.
Directed by Christopher Nolan, Bruce has watched his home, Gotham City, turn into a crime infested abyss throughout his entire life, so he decides to become the hero Gotham needs, Bruce relocates to Asia when he is mentored by Henri and Ra’s Al Ghul in how to fight evil. Learning about the plan to wipe out evil in Gotham City by Ducard, Back in original surroundings, Bruce adopts the image of a bat to strike fear into the criminals and the corrupt as the icon known as ‘Batman’
Directed by Don Siegel, Based on the true story, of a hardened convict who engineered an elaborate plan to bust out of the famed prison in 1962. A daring escape from the notorious Alcatraz prison island, from which no-one had managed to escape before. When their escape is discovered, it leads to a massive manhunt but the warden firmly insists that the men drowned.
( In 1962 It is not known whether the three escapees survived, as none of the men was ever heard from again and their bodies were never found.)
Directed by Stanley Donen, 1850 Oregon, farmer Adam comes into town to trade and announces to the shopkeepers that he is in the market for a wife to keep house for him and his six younger brothers. He quickly becomes enamored of Milly, a pretty, hard-working young woman who cooks for the local boardinghouse. Explaining that the responsibilities of running a farm do not allow for a lengthy courtship, Adam proposes to Milly, and they are married right away. As they ride back to the farm, Milly rejoices that she will now have only one man to take care of, and Adam does not have the heart to spoil her illusion. When they reach the farm, Milly is stunned at the sight of all the rough-and-tumble Pontipee brothers.
Directed by Phillip Noyce, Ryan foils an attempted assassination, thereby incurring the wrath of a maniacal Irish radical. After seemingly neutralizing the villains, and deciding to celebrate the occasion with his wife and daughter, everything appears to be back to normal; then all hell breaks loose. Jack tries to stop an IRA fringe group from carrying out an assassination attempt on English royals and is subsequently brought back into the CIA in order to save his now threatened family.
Directed by Chris Renaud and Kyle Balda, A young boy residing in a polluted, grim world visits a strange creature called the “Once-Ler” inquiring the history behind the poor state in which the world is now. So, the Once-Ler explains to the boy that he arrived in a beautiful, cheerful world containing happy, playful fauna that spent their days romping around blissfully, but soon began to chop down “Truffula trees” in order to craft a useful invention that he thought of, insisting that his new creation is highly necessary for everybody. However, a small creature called the “Lorax” tries to urge the Once-Ler to cease cutting down so many Truffula trees, pleading that doing so could harm the environment.
( The Lorax has sparked Controversy. In 1988, a small school district in California kept the book on a reading list for second graders, though some in the town claimed the book was unfair to the logging industry.)
Directed by Frank Oz, Marlon and David, two international con artists, playing their trade on gullible wealthy women up and down the Riviera. Marlon and David vie over the honor of fleecing ingenuous heiress Glenne, They unsuccessfully attempt to work together only to find that this town on the French Mediterranean coast aint big enough for the two of them. They agree to a “loser leaves” bet. The bet brings out the best and worse in the two.
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Directed by Peter Cattaneo, Six unemployed steel workers form a male striptease act. they organized by fun loving, slightly irresponsible Gaz into a Chippendale-style dance troupe. The group is made up of Dave, Gaz’s overweight best friend who has recently been struck with impotency; Gerald, an ex-forman and amateur ballroom dancer; Horse, an old guy with dance moves that slightly resemble the funky chicken, and Guy, who, is hopelessly with no sense of rhythm. as the women cheer them on to go for “the full monty” – total nudity.
( New Zealand playwrights Anthony McCarten and Stephen Sinclair filed a £180,000,000 lawsuit against the producers of The Full Monty in 1998. They claim that the movie blatantly infringed on their play Ladies Night.)
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Directed by Peter Weir, Set in an exclusive boys preparatory school in 1959, a newly appointed English teacher uses unconventional techniques to inspire his students in classic poetry, His room-mate, Neil, bright and popular, is very much under the thumb of his overbearing father. The two, along with their other friends, meet Professor Keating, their new English teacher, who tells them of the Dead Poets Society, and in their own way, changed for life.
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Directed by Benedek Fliegauf, Rebecca consuming with love forces her attempts to surmount her unbearable heartache by having her deceased husband cloned. This morally controversial decision, however, ushers the unyielding woman down a difficult path she never expected. she faces the unavoidable complexities of her controversial decision.
Directed by Jean Negulesco, Based on mostly true story, In 1912 Unhappily married and uncomfortable with life among the British upper crust, Julia Sturges takes her two children and boards the Titanic for America. Her husband Richard also arranges passage on the doomed luxury liner in order to let him have custody of their two children. Their problems soon seem minor, When the Titanic sideswipes an iceberg and begins its slow descent in the Atlantic, the women and children are put on the lifeboats while the men stay behind to face death.
Directed by Robert Zemeckis, Forrest Gump is a simple man with a low IQ but good intentions. He is running through childhood with his best and only friend Jenny. His ‘mama’ teaches him the ways of life and leaves him to choose his destiny. Forrest joins the army for service in Vietnam, finding new friends called Dan and Bubba, he wins medals, inspires people to jog, starts a ping-pong craze, create the smiley, Gump who finds himself in every major event of the 1960s and ’70s. Along the way, he makes friends, changes lives and searches for a soul mate.
Directed by Patrice Chéreau, After the death of their friend, the renowned painter Jean-Baptiste Emmerich, a collection of past and present friends and lovers reunites to take the train from Paris to Limoges for his funeral. Where he wished to be buried, and all the people on the train have their problems.