BEER FOR MY HORSES This comedy tells the story of two best friends that work together as deputies in a small town. The two defy the Sheriff and head off on an outrageous road trip to save the protagonist's girlfriend from drug lord kidnappers. This action-packed comedy follows Joe Bill "Rack" Racklin (Toby Keith), a rogue Oklahoma deputy sheriff, who has just watched yet another girlfriend pack up and drive out of his life. As fate would have it, his old flame, Annie (Claire Forlani), returns home from the big city. Rack and Annie's reunion is abruptly interrupted when she is kidnapped and held for ransom by the drug lord brother of a recently arrested inmate, Tito. Tito must be brought to Juarez, Mexico in exchange for Annie's life and despite the Sheriff's demand that Rack not get involved, Rack takes the law into his own hands. Taking a raucous road trip across state lines to rescue the love of his life, it's a race against time as the Sheriff (Tom Skerritt) desperately tries to track them down before the Feds' arrival to pick-up Tito in Oklahoma City. The film stars country music entertainer Toby Keith and is based on his song by the same name. The film was co-written by Keith and Rodney Carrington (who also stars in the film) and directed by Michael Salomon, who has also directed numerous music videos for Keith.
KISS KISS, BANG BANG *** A totally wacky, absurd comedy-adventure that breaks the conventions of traditional cinema and dares to be different. When detectives Harry (Robert Downey JR) and Gay Perry (Val Kilmer) are investigating a strange case, they suddenly find themselves embroiled in a real-life murder mystery. Bodies surface and re-surface...long-buried family secrets erupt in present-day mayhem…and what began as a free trip to L.A. may result in Harry's one-way ticket to the city morgue."It's important to believe in and savor something that's shopworn and soiled and which most people would dismiss as not being literature," writer-director Shane Black believes. Go behind the scenes
MEET DAVE **** Seeking a way to save their doomed world, a crew of tiny, human-looking aliens arrives on earth in the perfect disguise--a spaceship in the guise of an ordinary man (which looks like the ship's captain played by Eddie Murphy). Dave Ming Chang (Eddie Murphy), newly arrived in New York City, may be the ultimate fish out of water. There's something about him that's not quite right - for starters, he seems remarkably out of place and uncomfortable in his own body. And for good reason: "Dave" is not a man at all, but a ship made in the image of its miniature-sized captain. It's little Eddie in the BIG family comedy MEET DAVE. Bonus Features: Some great interviews with the cast and crew, including a superb interview with director Brian Robbins. Go behind the scenes
STARSKY AND HUTCH *** You saw it on television, now you can experience it on the big screen! It's a delightful adaptation that's filled with tons of fun. Detective David Starsky (BEN STILLER) is the most dedicated undercover cop working the mean streets of Bay City, California and Detective Ken "Hutch" Hutchinson (OWEN WILSON) is having career issues of his own - he's a good cop, but his hazardously laidback personality and desire for a quick buck don't always get the job done. "Basically, I describe it as a romantic comedy between two straight men," quips Phillips Go behind the Scenes
GHOST TOWN *** Unbeknownst to us, Manhattan is crowded with ghostly apparitions and unexpected redemption for the living - and even for the recently departed - in the comic fantasy "Ghost Town." It all begins with Dr. Bertram Pincus (Golden Globe winner RICKY GERVAIS), a man whose people skills leave much to be desired. When Pincus dies unexpectedly during a routine medical procedure, but is miraculously revived after seven minutes, he wakes up to discover that he now has the annoying ability to see ghosts. Even worse, they all want something from him, particularly Frank Herlihy (Academy Award nominee GREG KINNEAR), who pesters him into attempting to break up the impending re-marriage of his widow Gwen (TÉA LEONI). Bonus Features: Commentary with director David Koepp, the making of. Go behind the scenes
BORAT - THE MOVIE **** Wicked and wild. Satire at its best and guaranteed challenge your perceptions. to Sacha Baron Cohen - star of HBO's hit comedy "Da Ali G Show," takes his outrageous Kazakstani reporter character Borat to the big screen. In this hilariously offensive movie, Borat travels from his primitive home in Kazakhstan to the U.S. to make a documentary. On his cross-country road-trip, Borat meets real people in real situations with hysterical consequences. Go behind the scenes The Sacha Baron Cohen fact sheet
BRÜNO ***** In 2006, two-time BAFTA-winning performer SACHA BARON COHEN brought Kazakh journalist Borat Sagdiyev to the big screen in Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan. Now, the creator, star, writer and producer of Borat and Da Ali G Show has created the gutsiest, craziest and most dangerous comedy to be released in mainstream theaters. In Brüno, Baron Cohen introduces moviegoers to the next character from his award-winning series: a gay fashionista who is the host of the top-rated late night fashion show in any German-speaking country…apart from Germany.Brüno's mission? To become the biggest Austrian celebrity since Hitler. His strategy? To crisscross the globe in the hopes of finding fame and love. The superb Bonus Features include an extended audio commentary by Sacha Baron Cohen and Larry Davids, deleted, alternate and extended scenes (pver one hour of extras) Go behind the scenes
THANK YOU FOR SMOKING *** A witty and wicked satire. Nick Naylor (Aaron Eckhart), is the chief spokesman for Big Tobacco, who makes his living defending the rights of smokers and cigarette makers in today's neo-puritanical culture. Upon its release in 1994, Christopher Buckley's acerbic novel Thank You For Smoking shone a light on the "spin" culture that had taken hold in America. The bonus features include audio commentary by director Jason Reitman and actors Aaron Eckhart and David Hoechner, deleted scenes and featurettes and the making of. Go behind the scenes
THE LIFE AQUATIC *** If you want to enter a weird and wacky world filled with outrageous characters and bizarre encounters, then this is your kind of movie.Anderson's novel-like screenplays always emerge from intimate personal experience and at the center of THE LIFE AQUATIC is another character close to Anderson's heart: Steve Zissou, a world-famous oceanographer who is both comically familiar and entirely unique. Long fascinated by aquatic films and undersea life in general, Anderson had always wanted to make a movie set on a boat in the world of adventure filmmaking. "This is a movie I've been thinking about for fourteen years," he comments. "I've always been fascinated by this strange and amazing character who creates a kind of eccentric family at sea." Go behind the scenes
THE SCHOOL OF ROCK **** Jack Black is absolutely sensational as a hell-raising guitarist who is anti-establishment to the hilt, irreverent to the max, and worships the power of rock and roll. It is a brilliant comedy drama that offers first class entertainment. Go behind the scenes
EASY VIRTUE ****
The droll poise of playwright Noel Coward is returned to the screen in Stephan Elliot's "Easy Virtue." A firecracker of a period comedy brought to life by some of today's most elegant actors, "Virtue" possesses marvelous edge, wit, and pace, yet this latest incarnation of the 1924 play should be defined by one single, utterly shocking element: Jessica Biel. Turns out the young lady can act some, keeping up with the tempo of this culture comedy like seasoned pro. Returning to his childhood estate in rural England, John Whittaker (Ben Barnes) is eager to show off his new wife, daredevil American race car driver Larita (Jessica Biel), to his dysfunctional family, including his uptight Mother (Kristin Scott Thomas) and disconnected Father (Colin Firth). Without even trying, Larita's brash American ways strike fear into the heart of the family, leaving the young woman a bored, confused outcast halfheartedly attempting to fit in with traditions she wants nothing to do with. Fearing her marriage is in jeopardy, Larita makes a concentrated effort to befriend her nervous mother-in-law, finding the emotional ice between them indissoluble, and the old-fashioned interaction of the estate's residents too constricting for comfort. Go behind the scenes of Easy Virtue
LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE *****The delightful story of the Hoovers, one of the most endearingly fractured families ever seen on motion picture screens. Together, the motley six-member family treks from Albuquerque to the Little Miss Sunshine pageant in Redondo Beach, California, to fulfill the deepest wish of 7-year-old Olive, an ordinary little girl with big dreams. Along the way the family must deal with crushed dreams, heartbreak, and a broken-down VW bus, leading up to the surreal Little Miss Sunshine competition itself. On their travels through this bizarrely funny landscape, the Hoovers learn to trust and support each other along the path of life, no matter what the challenge. The Bonus features include audio commentaries with directors Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Varis and Writer Michael Arndt; and an alternate ending with optional commentary. Go behind the scenes
MRS. DOUBTFIRE ***** Chris Columbus' brilliant comedy questions how far a father will go to spend more time with his children. It features Robin Williams in top form as a father who steps into the shoes of 'Mrs Doubtfire' when he learns that his ex-wife (Sally Field) is looking for a housekeeper. Features: Audio commentary by Chris Columbus; on-camera cast interviews, trailers; original animation pencil test; make-up application footage; deleted scenes
THE PROMOTION *** A comedy about two supermarket employees who are always ill at ease. At 33, Doug Stauber (Seann William Scott) is ready for a promotion. He's married, wants to buy a house, and is assistant manager at a Chicago supermarket that's building a new store in his neighborhood. His boss tells him he's a shoe in to manage the new store, then, a rival appears - Richard Wehlner, transferred from Canada (John C. Reilly). Richard has a deeper resume than Doug, is really nice, has a wife and daughter, and wants the promotion to manager, too. How should Doug behave toward Richard - as a friend, a colleague, a competitor, or an enemy? Richard, it seems, has demons and a past, but with the help of motivational tapes, he's resolved to succeed. Corporate and personal tests await the two men. an audio commentary with Fator, writer Rick Kerns and director Mark Goffman; audio commentary with Fator and his cast of thousands; as well as Chapter 1 from Terry's autobiography 'Who's the Dummy Now?
SUPERHERO MOVIE *** An outrageous spoof of superhero movies. How many superheroes does it take to save the world? The creators of 'The Naked Gun' and 'Scary Movie' answer this question in hysterical 'David Zucker' fashion with this uproarious comedy. Meet Rick Riker. He's young, he's cool and he's got superpowers. Now, if he only knew how to use them…but the world is in danger and no one is safe when Zucker and the gang take aim at some of the biggest blockbusters of our time including Spider-Man, Batman, X-Men, and Fantastic Four, to name a few. Learning to fly, spinning a web and bustinga gut has never been this much fun. After being bitten by a genetically altered dragonfly, a high school loser develops superhuman abilities and decides to use his new powers for good and becomes a costumed crime fighter known as "The Dragonfly," the hero his parents always wished he'd be. Read more
CONFETTI *** This unusual romantic mockumentary explores the frustrations and fun of getting married, and what it takes to be different. Planning a wedding is one of the most stressful times in any person's life but for three young couples the stress levels are magnified as their dream weddings become part of Confetti Magazine's contest to find the Most Original Wedding of the Year. The bonus features include 3 new endings and an entertaining 'More Tears and Tantrums' featurette. Read an interview with writer-director Debbie Isitt
A HISTORY OF THE WORLD PART I *** Mel Brooks' uproarious version of history is not for sensitive viewers, featuring a wild send-up of '2001 A Space Odyssey', the Spanish Inquisition and the French Revolution. One of the funniest sketches features Mel Brooks as a waiter during the Roman Empire who get to serve the guests at the "Last Supper', and is then interrupted by Leonardo da Vinci, who arrives to do his famous painting.
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THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA **** Based on the best-selling novel, it stars two-time Academy Award winner Meryl Streep as high-powered fashion magazine editor Miranda Priestly. Anne Hathaway also stars, as Miranda's new assistant, a small-town girl in her first job out of college, trying to navigate a world she's only glimpsed in print - while surviving her impossibly demanding new boss. The bonus features include audio commentary by director David Frankel, producer Wendy Finerman, costume designer Patricia Field, screenwriter Aline Brosh McKenna, Editor Mark Livolski and director of Photography Florian Ballhaus; deleted scenes with director commentary; a "Trip to the Big Screen' featurette; a 'NYC and Fashion' featurette; 'Getting Valentino' featurette. Go behind the scenes
FIRED UP **** Shawn (Nicholas D'Agosto) and Nick (Eric Christian Olsen) are top scorers on the Ford High School football team…both on and off the field. As adept with a ball as they are with the ladies, they've conquered the school's hotties and are approaching girl boredom as they're faced with another scorching stint at summer football camp. But then they overhear the girls talking about cheerleading camp, and Nick hatches a scheme for them to join up: instead of running around in the sweltering heat with a bunch of sweaty guys, they'll be awash in a sea of gorgeous, athletic young women who can all do back flips and the splits. At first their plan works like a dream - cheer camp becomes a blur of lips, lifts, and launches as the cheerleaders succumb to the guys' charms one after another. But when it becomes clear that the addition of the guys has given their school's historically awful cheer squad a chance at success, the guys' participation becomes more than a lark. And when Shawn actually falls for squad captain Carly (Sarah Roemer), who's been suspicious of their motives from the start, their real reason for attending camp becomes apparent and threatens to topple the squad's newfound success. The bonus features include commentary with director Will Gluck, Nicholas D'Agosto, and Eric Christian Olsen; a gag reel, and the uncensored version. Read more
THE 40 YEAR-OLD VIRGIN *** This X-rated version features 17 minutes extra, with Steve Carell as on oddball 40 year-old salesman who never had sex, and discovers what it is all about when he loses his heart to the 40 year-old mother of three (Catherine Keener). Features: Deleted Scenes; 'You Know How I Know You're Gay" segment; Andy's fantasies; feature commentary with director Judd Apatow, the writers and the actors; a gag reel. Go behind the scenes
JUST MY LUCK *** Sexy Manhattanite Ashley (Lindsay Lohan) is known to many as the luckiest woman around, while Robert (Chris Pine) is the unluckiest guy. That is until a magical kiss between them swaps their luck and Ashley meets bad luck at every turn, while Robert can't believe his new-found good fortune. Broke and homeless, Ashley is determined to kiss Robert again and steal her luck back, but when she falls in love with him for real, she starts to have second thoughts.Donald Petrie is a graduate of the American Film Institute, landed his first career break when Steven Spielberg viewed his film "The Expert" and hired him to direct an episode of "Amazing Stories." Go behind the scenes
LAST HOLIDAY *** A shy cookware clerk (Queen Latifah), believing her days are numbered, throws caution to the wind and embarks on a dream vacation to Europe. While staying at a grand hotel, she and her uninhibited attitude have a profound and humorous effect on the guests and staff. Queen Latifah says that the comedy taps into a basic human emotion. "Try to imagine how you would feel if you were told that you only had a few weeks left. All the dreams, all the desires, all the things you wanted to do and thoughts you wanted to express… and now you're told that your time is up. Where do you begin?" Go behind the scenes
THE PROPOSAL *** When high-powered book editor Margaret (Sandra Bullock) faces deportation to her native Canada, the quick-thinking exec declares that she's actually engaged to her unsuspecting put-upon assistant Andrew (Ryan Reynolds) who she's tormented for years. The bonus features include an audio commentary with director Anne Fletcher and writer Peter Chiarelli and deleted scenes. Go behind the scenes Ryan Reynolds and Sandra Bullock talk about making The Proposal
THE REBOUND ***
A romantic comedy set in New York City about a 24-year-old man and his new neighbor, a sexy 40-year-old mom, who catches more than just his eye. Catherine-Zeta Jones plays a beautiful, sexy mother of two, who's just turned forty. Living in the neat suburb of Sleepy Hollow, she's mastered the art of multi-tasking; baking pies, cutting sandwiches, dropping her kids at school, taking care of her fantasy sport's league. What appears to be a picture perfect world is shattered the morning she discovers her husband cheating on her. Immediately she packs up her two kids and moves to New York City to find a job and start a new life. There, she meets Aram Finkelstein (Justin Bartha), a sweet twenty four year-old college graduate who's clearly at a low point in his life. He just found out his French wife of two weeks duped him into marrying him for a green card. A romantic and optimist and now a recent divorcee, he's struggling to keep his faith in the world.
Very quickly a makeshift family forms and even though there's a list of reasons they shouldn't be together, they fall in love. Sandy and Aram meet with resistance to their new relationship from friends and family alike and they both have to figure out if what they have found is something that is just fun for now or if it could last forever. Read more
THE UGLY TRUTH *** The battle of the sexes heats up in The Ugly Truth, a smart, sexy comedy about men, women and the giant abyss that stands between the ways we each think about, fantasize about and try to seduce the other. Katherine Heigl (Knocked Up, "Grey's Anatomy") and Gerard Butler (300) throw sparks as two co-workers destined to despise one another. She's out to find a sophisticated dream partner. He's on a mission to tell women to get real and admit that men have just one thing on their minds. But when he decides to help her get what she wants, they both learn something unexpected about how powerfully even the most defiant opposites attract. As Mike coaches Abby and Abby puts Mike's provocative seduction theories to the test, they are both about to discover an ironic truth: as different as we might be, men and women share some of our most secret feelings in common. Go behind the scenes Read interview with Gerard Butler
VIRGIN TERRITORY **** A refreshing celebration of life in all its beauty, puts a modern spin on Giovanni Boccaccio's classic work of Italian literature. In the Fourteenth century, Florence was a city of pure delight, sumptuously prosperous; a city of art and culture where people of all ages celebrated life to its fullest. But, in 1346, life changed. The city was ravaged by a merciless plague known as 'The Black Death'. Lorenzo de Lamberti (Hayden Christensen), an innocent and adventurous young blood, finds himself on the wrong side of wealthy Gerbino de la Ratta (Tim Roth). Murder is part of Gerbino's armoury and Lorenzo becomes his prime target. Lorenzo escapes from Florence and finds refuge working as a gardener in a convent. Pampinea Anastagi (Mischa Barton) is the only daughter of a respected and wealthy family, who due to the Plague, suddenly finds herself alone. Gerbino de la Ratta, who has designs on both her body and her wealth, threatens to confiscate her home to pay off her father's debts - then offers to marry her as an escape route from her imminent financial ruin. Pampinea counters that she is in fact betrothed to be married to a Russian count, who is on his way to Florence from Novgorod. Writer/director David Leland´s modern interpretation of Giovanni Boccaccio´s classic work is a stimulating and erotic story of innocence, love, sex and lasting friendships. As these friends make their way through the Tuscan landscape, they discover life through the tragedy and danger they have left behind. It is a timeless tale, full of irreverence and humour and rich with passion and sexuality - with a unique vision and dramatic style of its own. Go behind the scenes of Virgin Territory
WAITING **** This comedy about frustrated waiters, stingy tippers and dicey food is ideal for those who enjoy their humour offbeat and twisted, and will definitely offend sensitive viewers. A waiter for four years since high school, Dean (Justin Long) has never questioned his job at ShenaniganZ. But when he learns that Chett, a high school classmate, now has a lucrative career in electrical engineering, he's thrown into turmoil about his dead-end life. Dean's friend Monty (Ryan Reynolds) is in exactly the same boat, but he couldn't care less. More concerned with partying and getting laid by underage girls, Monty is put in charge of training Mitch (John Francis Daley), a shy new employee. Over the course of one chaotic shift, Mitch gets to know the rest of ShenaniganZ's quirky staff: Monty's tough-talking ex-girlfriend, Serena (Anna Faris); ShenaniganZ's over-zealous manager, Dan (David Koechner); and head cook Raddimus (Luis Guzman), who's obsessed with a senseless staff-wide competition known only as "The Game"... Featuring stoned busboys, unsanitary kitchen antics, and lots of talk about sex, this is a daring and challenging, behind-the-scenes look at the restaurant industry, and an affectionate ode to those lost, and thoroughly unproductive, days of youth. Go behind the scenes
WEDDING CRASHERS *** Silly, mindless entertainment that promises what it delivers. John Beckwith (Owen Wilson) and Jeremy Klein (Vince Vaughn) are a pair of divorce mediators who spend their weekends crashing weddings in search of Ms. Right... for a night. Go behind the scenes
ZACH AND MIRI MAKE A PORNO *** Zack (Seth Rogen) and Miri (Elizabeth Banks) have been best friends for as long as they can remember. They live together, but in a completely platonic relationship, drive to work together and both attend their school reunion together. Things are a bit rough for them these days, though: their rather meager jobs are not bringing in enough money to keep the rent paid and all the utilities running. So, after running into an old classmate whose lover is the star of porno films in California, they hit upon a brilliant scheme to make some money: make a porno film. Go behind the scenes
SEX AND THE CITY *** Strap on your Manolos and grab a cupcake and a Cosmopolitan. Those four fabulous New Yorkers - Carrie, Miranda, Samantha and Charlotte - are back and coming to the big screen in the feature film Sex and the City, based on one of the most talked about series of all time. Have some fun with Carrie, Samantha, Charlotte and Miranda - as they live their lives in Manhattan four years after the series ended. BONUS FEATURES: Audio commentary by writer-director Michael Patrick King. Read more
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BIG NOTHING **** Stylish and darkly comic, Big Nothing is the story of Charlie Wood (David Schwimmer), a frustrated, unemployed teacher who decides to take revenge on life by embarking on a supposedly fool-proof blackmailing scheme with an unpredictable scammer Gus Dickinson (Simon Pegg) and Josie McBroom (Alice Eve) an ambitious former teenage beauty queen turned con-artist. It is directed by rising new director Jean-Baptiste Andrea (Dead End) from an original screenplay by Andrea and Billy Asher. Read more
HAMLET 2 **** Steve Coogan stars as Dana Marschz, a failed actor and recovering alcoholic who turns to teaching high school drama, in the comedy movie Hamlet 2. As Dana, Coogan sings, dances, plays Jesus in a musical put on to save the school's drama program, and even rollerblades. He's moved to Tuscan where he's plagued by bad reviews, student indifference, budget woes (he and his wife, who is trying to get pregnant, take in a border), and his own teaching limitations. On the advice of a student reviewer, Dana decides to stage his own play, a sequel to "Hamlet" in which the prince and Jesus, with the use of a time machine, try to save Gertrude and Ophelia. Can Dana for once pull something off? Throughout literary history other writers haven't been deterred by such simple problems when coming up with sequels and other types of derivative works. In fact, the problem for anyone trying to make a real Hamlet 2 is that scores of other writers, filmmakers, poets and other artists have already had their way with Shakespeare's play. Steve Coogan talks about Hamlet 2 The History of Hamlet
KEEPING MUM **** If you enjoyed superb black comedies such as 'Arsenic and Old Lace' or 'The Last Supper', make sure not to miss the charming comedy Keeping Mum. Maggie Smith (left) is delightful as the mysterious nanny who changes the lives of a vicar and his wife whose marriage seem to be in danger. Read more
THE LADY KILLERS ***** Tom Hanks is hilarious as the wizard of fools in this fine adaptation, making it irresistibly original with its uniquely flavoured visual style and wacky, offbeat sense of the absurd. A retelling of the critically acclaimed 1955 comedy The Ladykillers with Tom Hanks as a charlatan professor who's assembled a gang of so-called "experts" for the heist of the century Viewers with sensitive ears must be warned that the narrative is peppered with profanity. The features include a Gospel of the Ladykillers and a Slap reel. Go behind the scenes
SMART PEOPLE *** A recently widowed professor must juggle a new love, a failing career and an unexpected visit from his adopted brother."Smart People" is the darkly comic story of Lawrence Wetherhold, a widowed and unhappy English professor played by Dennis Quaid, who has alienated his son and turned his daughter into an overachieving, friendless teen. He falls for Janet (Sarah Jessica Parker), one of his former students, while at the same time his ne'er-do-well brother (Thomas Haden Church) shows up at his door unexpectedly, triggering a series of comic crises and eventually growth in the family as they learn to reconnect.