Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Feature Length Film: Ned Kelly (2004)





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Synopsis:

"Reteaming for the first time since their breakthrough film Two Hands, director Gregor Jordan and actor Heath Ledger bring moviegoers the true story of their brave and iconoclastic countryman – Irish-Australian legend Edward “Ned” Kelly.



"In the latter part of the 19th century, Australia is still largely untamed. The former penal colony’s first-generation Irish immigrant population lives in poverty. Having already experienced police brutality and the death of his father, bushranger Ned (Heath Ledger) is wrongfully imprisoned on the trumped-up charge of stealing a horse.

"Emerging a few years later, in 1874, Ned is hardened but vows to stay straight. Rejoining his widowed mother and younger siblings, he makes money for his family as a champion bare-knuckle boxer. He also toils as a farmhand on the estate of an English landowner – with whose beautiful wife Julia (Naomi Watts) Ned shares a mutual attraction.

"But the British colonial system and its Victorian English enforcers remain prejudiced against Australia’s working people, and the struggling Kelly family is no exception. When, in 1878, a bullying police officer is rebuffed by Ned’s younger sister Kate and targets the family for harassment, Ned and his mother are unjustly charged with attempted murder.

"Ned is determined to avenge his family’s name and strike back against his people’s oppressors. While hiding in the bush, he forms a loyal Gang that includes his best friend and first lieutenant Joe Byrne (Orlando Bloom). A chance encounter with the police culminates in shots ringing out, and three officers are killed. The Kelly Gang is forced to go on the run. They blaze a trail through the Outback, robbing banks to fund themselves as well as to recover immigrants’ land deeds, and giving police the runaround. The Kelly Gang’s reputation as invincible outlaws grows, as does nationwide support from their immigrant countrymen.

"To the masses, Ned is a hero. To lawmen and the establishment, he is the most wanted man in Australia. £8,000 is offered for his capture – at the time, the highest reward the world had known. When the authorities bring in the formidable Superintendent Francis Hare (Geoffrey Rush), and an army of police, with carte blanche to capture and/or kill the outlaws, Ned strategizes a risky showdown at the Glenrowan Inn. It is this event which will seal his fate – and his legend."

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The Film




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Heath Ledger



Orlando Bloom



Naomi Watts



Geoffrey Rush





Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Video Clips: Enchanted April (1992)



Arriving on DVD
For the First Time
5/5/09





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Synopsis:

"Two proper Englishwomen find romance, hope and renewal in the Italian countryside when Enchanted April makes its highly anticipated DVD debut on May 5, 2009 from Miramax Films. Enchanted April’s breathtaking scenery and charming story make it the perfect movie for anyone who has ever dreamed of an unhurried sojourn in Italy. In a temporary escape from their drab lives and inattentive husbands, Lottie Wilkins (Josie Lawrence) and Rose Arbuthnot (Miranda Richardson) rent a magnificent villa on the Italian Riviera.

"To be able to afford a month of this luxury, they must share expenses with two unlikely companions – Mrs. Fisher (Joan Plowright), a crusty widow living in the past and Caroline Dester (Polly Walker), a charming, but bored aristocrat. The mismatched housemates find that the spectacular villa and lush Italian setting hold a special magic that soon sparks friendships and reminds the women of ways to live and love that have long eluded them. Gorgeously photographed and superbly acted, Enchanted April is like taking a little mini-trip to a sunny Italian paradise."


Video Clips


Picnic



Addition



Renting the Castle



The Castle in Wisteria




Video Clips: Doubt (2008)



Without a Doubt...
One of the Best Films of 2008
Hits DVD & Blu-ray



Read the Pulitzer Prize Winning Play



Download the Film on iTunes

Doubt





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Behind the Scenes: Cast Choices



Behind the Scenes: Sisters of Charity



Not Convinced



Principal and Mrs. Miller



Problems Arise



School




Video Clips: The Uninvited (2009)



Inviting You for a Good Scare
On DVD & Blu-ray
4/28/09



Watch Korea's Original
A Tale of Two Sisters





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Matt Comes to Visit



Garbage



Tranquilizers




You Caught Me


Saturday, April 11, 2009

TV Clips: Lost in Austen (2008)



The Hit UK Miniseries
Hits DVD on 4/14/09





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Lost in Austen

Part 1



Part 2



Part 3



Part 4



"It is a truth universally known," that every once in awhile you "must be in want" of some Jane Austen:

Monday, April 6, 2009

Video Clips: Bedtime Stories (2008)



Keeping You Laughing
Way Past Your Bedtime
On Blu-ray 4/5/09
& DVD 4/7/09



Or Click Below to Download It On iTunes

Bedtime Stories





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Video Clips



Camp Out


Skeeter’s Presentation



Behind the Scenes: Bugsy 1



Behind the Scenes: Adam Sandler



Behind the Scenes: Bloopers



Space Story



Raining Gumballs



Help Needed


Trailer


Video Clips: Lilo & Stitch (2002)



Catching a Wave on DVD



Previously Available








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Video Clips



Elvis (Film Clip)


Ugly Duckling (Film Clip)



Wishing Star (Film Clip)

Video Clips: Bolt (2008)



Now Available on DVD & Blu-ray






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Video Clips


Trailer


Meet Rhino (Film)


Behind the Scenes: Miley Cyrus (Bonus)


Creating the World of Bolt (Bonus)


Rhino Alterations (SUPER RHINO Bonus)