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The Nutty Professor
(1996) Eddie Murphy stars as Professor Sherman, 450lb of scientist who takes a potion that he's only tested on hamsters...Eddie Murphy gains weight, loses weight and plays an entire family in this slapstick-heavy comedy from Tom Shadyac. The only quality in Jerry Lewis (the original nutty Professor) that Eddie Murphy can match is the size of his ego. And since this story is a two-man show, both sides of the same person Jekyll and Hyde style, it presents the perfect remake
There's No Business Like Show Business
(1954) Walter Lang's Oscar-nominated film follows the fortunes of a family of vaudevillians, headed by parents Ethel Merman and Dan Dailey. Ethel Merman stars alongside Marilyn Monroe and Donald O'Connor in this extravagant Fox musical based around many of Irving Berlin's greatest hits
There's No Business Like Show Business Ethel Merman may have been the queen of Broadway (and American radio), but she rarely got to play her stage roles on film. Let's just say her voice was her best feature, and even that's an acquired taste. The grandmother of all belters, Merman sang as if her sleeves were permanently rolled up. In a country working hard to lift itself out of the Depression, she was an inspiration to millions.
(1954) Van Heflin stars as Major Neal Benton, leader of a group of Confederate soldiers who escape from a Union prison in New York and take refuge in Canada. Based on a little-known true life story, The Raid stars Van Heflin as the leader of a group of Confederate soldiers who escape from a Union prison in New York and take refuge in Canada. He then comes up with the daring plan of crossing the border to take a small American town and therefore divert the North's attention from the south and their resources to the 'second front'.
(2003) A group of archaeologists are sent back in time on a rescue mission to war-torn 14th century France. A group of archaeologists are sent on a rescue mission to war-torn 14th century France in this adventure devised by Michael Crichton
It's a schoolboy premise - what would you do if you found yourself stuck in another era? It's also the premise Michael Crichton used in his bestseller, which began its inevitable transformation to the big screen before it was even published in 2000. Crichton is no stranger to adolescent high concepts, of course. What would it be like if dinosaurs were alive today is another one of his.
The Day After Tomorrow
(2004) Mankind faces a new ice age in this special effects extravaganza from Independence Day director Roland Emmerich.
The Day After Tomorrow
Mankind faces a new ice age in this special effects extravaganza from Independence Day director Roland Emmerich. Dennis Quaid and Jake Gyllenhaal star
The Day After Tomorrow Are stupendous special effects and a solid scenario enough to carry a film, when the narrative and dialogue are weak? In the case of Roland Emmerich's The Day After Tomorrow, the answer is yes. But only just.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer
(1992) Buffy Summers' ambitions are 'graduate, visit Europe, marry Christian Slater, die'. But first she has to slay some vampires..Joss Whedon's preliminary foray into teenage comedy horror, starring Kristy Swanson as the warrior
Buffy the Vampire Slayer It's easy to forget that Joss Whedon's extraordinarily successful television series started out life as a somewhat unsuccessful film that came to cinemas five years before the character made a far greater splash on the small screen. Whedon - in 1992 a little known television writer - was determined not to let his creation go, and tenaciously worked to reboot it
(2005) In 1880s Australia Ray Winstone's British officer gives Irish outlaw Guy Pearce an ultimatum: kill one brother to save the life of another .In 1880s Australia Ray Winstone's British officer gives Irish outlaw Guy Pearce an ultimatum: kill one brother in order to save the life of another. Starkly poetic outback western written by Nick Cave and directed by John Hillcoat
The Proposition The Aussie outback, 1880: Charlie Burns (Pearce) is an Irish outlaw, as distant and unreadable as Eastwood's Man With No Name. Captured alongside 14-year-old brother Mikey (Wilson), the pair are charged with the rape and murder of a pregnant woman. But it's the leader of the Burns gang, oldest brother Arthur, whom British officer Captain Stanley (Winstone) wants, and he offers Charlie a grim proposition - head out into the vast, hostile wilderness to find and kill Arthur, or Mikey will be hanged on Christmas Day, nine days hence. "Australia," says Stanley, black and white on his moral spectrum already bleeding into a murky grey. "What fresh hell is this?"