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Nurse Betty [Movie]




Actors: Renee Zellweger,Morgan Freeman,Greg Kinnear,Chris Rock,Aaron Eckhart
Directors: Neil LaBute

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4 Movie Marathon: Dark Comedy Collection (Serial Mom / Nurse Betty / Very Bad Things / Your Friends & Neighbors) [DVD]




Actors: Renee Zellweger,Kathleen Turner,Christian Slater,Amy Brenneman,Greg Kinnear
Directors: John Waters,Neil LaBute,Peter Berg
Publisher: Universal Studios Home Entertainment (2011-03-22)

GTIN: 025192099885
$9.99
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4 Movie Marathon: Dark Comedy Collection (Serial Mom / Nurse Betty / Very Bad Things / Your Friends & Neighbors) at Amazon

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Amistad [DVD]




Actors: Djimon Hounsou,Matthew McConaughey,Anthony Hopkins,Morgan Freeman,Nigel Hawthorne
Directors: Steven Spielberg
Publisher: Dreamworks Video (2015-02-24)

ISBN: 0783231202
GTIN: 000783231202
$9.98
$6.49
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Features:
  • PB SCIENCE FICTION
  • Run Time: 155
  • Release Date: 3/10/2015
  • R
  • MORGAN FREEMAN DJIMON HOUNSOU

Region: 1
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
Number of discs: 1
Rated: R (Restricted)
Run Time: 155 minutes
Model: 2245392
PartNumber: 667068416220
From director Steven Spielberg comes an epic journey of one man's fight for his life and his freedom. Brought to life by an acclaimed all-star cast, this story of courage and determination is presented by a director whose vision goes to the heart of the story and the soul of its characters. Once again, Spielberg has created a film event that will never be forgotten.
Steven Spielberg's most simplistic, sanitized history lesson, Amistad, explores the symbolic 1840s trials of 53 West Africans following their bloody rebellion aboard a slave ship. For most of Schindler's List (and, later, Saving Private Ryan) Spielberg restrains himself from the sweeping narrative and technical flourishes that make him one of our most entertaining and manipulative directors. Here, he doesn't even bother trying, succumbing to his driving need to entertain with beautiful images and contrived emotion. He cheapens his grandiose motives and simplifies slavery, treating it as cut- and-dry genre piece. Characters are easy Hollywood stereotypes--"villains" like the Spanish sailors or zealous abolitionists are drawn one-dimensionally and sneered upon. And Spielberg can't suppress his gifted eye, undercutting normally ugly sequences, such as the terrifying slave passage, which is shot as a gorgeous, well-lit composition. At its core, Amistad is a traditional courtroom drama, centered by a tired, cliched narrative: a struggling, idealistic young lawyer (Matthew McConaughey) fighting the crooked political system and saving helpless victims. Worse yet, Spielberg actually takes the underlying premise of his childhood fantasy, E.T. and repackages it for slavery. Cinque (Djimon Hounsou), the leader of the West African rebellion, is presented much like the adorable alien: lost, lacking a common language, and trying to find his way home. McConaughey is a grown-up Elliot who tries communicating complicated ideas such as geography by drawing pictures in the sand or language by having Cinque mimic his facial expressions. Such stuff was effective for a sci-fi fantasy about the communication barriers between a boy and a lost alien; here, it seems like a naive view of real, complex history. --Dave McCoy

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One True Thing [DVD]




Actors: Meryl Streep,Renee Zellweger,William Hurt,Tom Everett Scott,Lauren Graham
Directors: Carl Franklin
Publisher: Universal Studios Home Entertainment (2010-10-05)

ISBN: 0783230583
GTIN: 025192044021
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Region: 1
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
Number of discs: 1
Rated: R (Restricted)
Run Time: 128 minutes
PartNumber: Relay Time: 128 min
Join Academy Award-winners Meryl Streep and William Hurt, along with Renee Zellweger, for an unforgettable look at the pleasure, pain and ultimate joy of being a family. When crisis confronts Katherine and George Gulden, they turn to their grown daughter, Ellen, for support. An ambitious New York journalist, Ellen at first rejects the idea of returning home. But once there, Ellen embarks on a journey of self-discovery that will change her forever. Uplifting and humorous, One True Thing is filled with the power of genuine passion.
Based on Anna Quindlen's bestselling novel, this is a mother-daughter and father-daughter story, two for the price of one. But director Carl Franklin also tries to inject a police-mystery angle that it neither needs nor will support. Renee Zellweger plays a young writer on the rise, who has finally gotten her break for a New York magazine. While home for a birthday party for her nearly famous writer father (William Hurt), she learns that her mother (Meryl Streep) has been diagnosed with cancer. Then her father does the unthinkable: He all but commands her to put her career on hold to take care of her mother and nurse her through her illness. Dad, a popular college professor who has never gotten the literary acclaim he always believed he deserved, essentially checks out--and daughter must play parent to her mother. Strong performances by Streep and Zellweger give this parent-child relationship the heart--and the anger--of the real thing, while Hurt seems slightly disembodied as the self-involved father whose needs have dominated both women. Still, the detective-story aspect (the film is told in flashback, as the cops try to discover whether someone slipped Mom a fatal dose of morphine) is a construct that could have been done without. --Marshall Fine

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Sex And The City: Season 1 [DVD]




Actors: Kim Cattrall,Kristin Davis,Chris Noth,Cynthia Nixon,John Corbett
Publisher: HBO Studios (2012-01-17)

ISBN: 078311740X
GTIN: 026359930027
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Sex And The City: Season 1 at Amazon

Features:
  • Condition: New
  • Format: DVD
  • Subtitled; Color; DVD; Full Screen; NTSC

Region: 1
Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
Number of discs: 2
Rated: NR (Not Rated)
Run Time: 300 minutes
PartNumber: 99300
Sex and the City: The Complete First Season (Dbl DVD)

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The Wizard Of Oz [Vhs] [Video]




Actors: Judy Garland,Frank Morgan,Ray Bolger,Bert Lahr,Jack Haley
Directors: George Cukor,King Vidor,Mervyn LeRoy,Norman Taurog,Victor Fleming
Publisher: Warner Home Video (1939)

ISBN: 079074516X
GTIN: 012569512337
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You've Got Mail [DVD]




Actors: Tom Hanks,Meg Ryan,Greg Kinnear,Parker Posey,Jean Stapleton
Directors: Nora Ephron
Publisher: Warner Home Video (1999)

ISBN: 0790740893
GTIN: 085391695424
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You've Got Mail at Amazon

Features:
  • Condition: New
  • Format: DVD
  • Anamorphic; Closed-captioned; Color; Dolby; DVD; Widescreen; NTSC

Region: 1
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
Number of discs: 1
Rated: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Run Time: 119 minutes
PartNumber: 16954
Neigborhood bookstore rivals unwittingly become e-mail pen pals in this charming remake of The Shop Around the Corner

DVD Features:
Audio Commentary:Commentary with N. Ephron & L. Shuler-Donner
DVD ROM Features:N. Ephron Audio Bytes "Sounds of NY" (10:07) Interview Gallery - Individual Clips (12:00) Comparison Scenes (38:00)
Featurette:HBO First Look Special: "A Conversation with Nora Ephron" (14:39)
Other:DIscover NY's Upper West Side" - 11 Selectable Clips (15:00)



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Pulp Fiction [Vhs] [Video]




Actors: John Travolta,Uma Thurman,Samuel L. Jackson,Bruce Willis,Tim Roth
Directors: Quentin Tarantino
Publisher: Miramax (1996-03-05)

ISBN: 6303953425
GTIN: 786936003222
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Pulp Fiction [Vhs] at Amazon

Number of discs: 1
Rated: R (Restricted)
Run Time: 154 minutes
A spectacular mix of explosive action and wickedly funny humor -- critics and audiences worldwide hailed PULP FICTION as the star-studded movie event of 1994. Writer/director Quentin Tarantino (Academy Award(R)-winner -- Best Original Screenplay) delivers an unforgettable cast of characters -- including a pair of low-rent hit men (John Travolta and Samuel L. Jackson), their boss' sexy wife (Uma Thurman), and a desperate, last-chance prizefighter (Bruce Willis) -- in a wildly entertaining big-screen adventure.

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The Bachelor [DVD]




Actors: Chris O'Donnell,Renee Zellweger,Artie Lange,Edward Asner,Hal Holbrook
Directors: Gary Sinyor
Publisher: New Line Home Video (2004-02-03)

ISBN: 0780630122
GTIN: 794043499425
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The Bachelor at Amazon

Region: 1
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
Number of discs: 1
Rated: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Run Time: 101 minutes
PartNumber: 794043499425
A romantic comedy in which Jimmie (Chris O'Donnell), can't come to terms with leaving bachelorhood. After an unromantic attempt at proposing to his girlfriend (Renee Zellweger), she decides he isn't ready for marriage. After they have separated, his grandfather dies and his last will and testament leaves O'Donnell a $100 million inheritance, with a catch. He must be married by his thirtieth birthday. He now has 24 hours to convince his girlfriend he is ready for marriage and go to the altar.
The Bachelor got critically slammed when it played in theaters, probably because reviewers couldn't help comparing it with the movie on which it's based, the brilliant Buster Keaton comedy Seven Chances. But on its own terms, The Bachelor is a modest and enjoyable picture about Jimmie (Chris O'Donnell), a happily single young man who suddenly gets an ultimatum from his grandfather's will: marry by his 30th birthday or lose an inheritance of $100 million. This is revealed the day before that very birthday. Unfortunately, Jimmie had already proposed to his girlfriend Anne (Renee Zellweger) and been turned down; she can see in his eyes that he isn't ready to get married and refuses to accept him until he is. So Jimmie needs to find a bride--fast. Though the commitment-shy man is a hoary cliche, The Bachelor successfully exaggerates Jimmie's fears to comic proportions. O'Donnell is his usual affable self, but it's Zellweger who seizes every scene she's in and makes something really enjoyable out it. The movie's greatest weakness is that she's such a small part of the second half. Still, there's good supporting performances from Hal Holbrook, Ed Asner, James Cromwell, and Marley Shelton (as Zellweger's sister), and Peter Ustinov and Brooke Shields both have very funny scenes. The Bachelor skirts some dangerously chauvinistic territory at times, but by and large it's a pleasant comedy with some genuine good humor. --Bret Fetzer

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