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Message in a Bottle

Amazon.co.uk WidgetsMessage in a Bottle is a romantic drama. The film is based on the novel of the same name by Nicholas Sparks, and stars Kevin Costner, Robin Wright Penn, and Paul Newman. The locations used in the film are some of the most beautiful and striking landscapes of the United States and are a suitable su...10:08 Fri 16th Jul 2010

Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind

Amazon.co.uk WidgetsEternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind is an unusual romantic comedy. The title is taken from the poem Eloisa to Abelard by Alexander Pope, the story of a tragic love affair, where forgetfulness became the heroine's only comfort and a quote from the poem is spoken in the film. The film stars Jim Ca...10:08 Fri 16th Jul 2010

The Love Letter

Amazon.co.uk WidgetsThe Love Letter is a beautiful but heart-rending love story. The film was based on a short story by Jack Finney which was first published in The Saturday Evening Post on August 1, 1959. The film stars Campbell Scott and Jennifer Jason Leigh as two people who fall in love but live in different time...10:08 Fri 16th Jul 2010

The Lake House

Amazon.co.uk WidgetsThe Lake House is one of the most unusual romantic films of recent years. It is a remake of the Korean film Il Mare and stars Sandra Bullock and Keanu Reeves in their first repairing since Speed in 1994. The Lake House was directed by Alejandro Agresti who is also known for Valentin.The film was a...10:08 Fri 16th Jul 2010

Sleepless in Seattle

Amazon.co.uk WidgetsSleepless in Seattle is one of the all time great romances. The film is based on a story by Jeff Arch and stars Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan. Featured throughout the film and especially the climax are clips and songs from ‘An Affair to Remember’ which is credited as the inspiration for Sleepless in ...11:25 Fri 09th Jul 2010

Top Martial Arts Films

The Martial Arts film genre, for many, is firmly stuck in the 1970’s and 1980’s with Bruce Lee, Jet Li and the beginnings of Jackie Chan. Doubtless this may be true, however, more recently the genre has had somewhat of a renaissance and its popularity is on the rise again.Kung Fu films very often only glance at the...11:25 Fri 09th Jul 2010

Ong Bak

Amazon.co.uk Widgets Ong Bak is an all action Thai martial arts film. The film is seen as the making of Tony Jaa who was hailed as the next up and coming martial arts star. The film introduced international audiences to a traditional form of muay Thai, a kickboxing style which Jaa had been trained in since childhood....10:55 Fri 09th Jul 2010

Hero

Amazon.co.uk Widgets Hero is a martial arts epic film. Directed by Zhang Yimou and starring Jet Li the film is based on the story of Jing Ke's assassination attempt on the King of Qin in 227 BC. The film became the second highest opening weekend, subtitled, foreign language film in the USA.The gorgeous scenery of anc...10:55 Fri 09th Jul 2010

House of Flying Daggers

Amazon.co.uk Widgets House of Flying Daggers is a love story with action thrown in. The film is a slight departure from the normal kung fu genre in that it is primarily a love story. The three leads are played by Takeshi Kaneshiro, Andy Lau and Ziyi Zhang and the film is directed by Zhang Yimou who also directed Hero...10:55 Fri 09th Jul 2010

Kung Fu Hustle

Amazon.co.uk Widgets Kung Fu Hustle is an action comedy martial arts film. The film features the return of a number of retired actors famous for 1970’s Hong Kong action cinema and the lead is played by Stephen Chow. The film was a huge commercial success and revitalised the genre; a sequel is planned in 2012.Kung F...10:55 Fri 09th Jul 2010

Fists Of Fury (The Big Boss)

Amazon.co.uk Widgets Fists of Fury is a Hong Kong martial arts film. It is also known as The Big Boss and is widely credited with spring boarding Bruce Lee’s career in Asia. This was his first major film and the lead was intended for James Tien but as Lee was a much stronger performer Tien was moved to second billi...10:55 Fri 09th Jul 2010

Fearless

Amazon.co.uk Widgets Fearless is a Chinese-Hong Kong-martial arts film. It is loosely based on the life of Huo Yuanjia, a famous Chinese martial artist who challenged foreign fighters in highly publicised events. The film stars Jet Li in the lead role and he has commented that it is likely to be his last wushu martia...10:25 Fri 09th Jul 2010

Legend of the Drunken Master

Amazon.co.uk Widgets Legend of the Drunken Master is a Hong Kong martial arts action comedy. This film is one of Jackie Chan’s earliest and shows the beginnings of the comedic kung fu style for which he became famous. This film was a large success at the Hong Kong box office and cemented Jackie Chan’s stardom.Jac...10:25 Fri 09th Jul 2010

Game Of Death

Amazon.co.uk Widgets  Game of Death is a classic Kung Fu Film. Tragically, Bruce Lee died before shooting of this film was completed and so it was almost completely rewritten and Bruce only appears at the end. The film also stars Sammo Hung, Chuck Norris, and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.For many diehard fans the film wa...10:25 Fri 09th Jul 2010

Enter The Dragon

Amazon.co.uk Widgets Enter the Dragon is one of the all time classic martial arts film. This is Bruce Lee's final film appearance and the film was released six days after his death. It is the first Chinese martial arts film to have been produced by a major Hollywood studio and has been deemed culturally significant.T...10:25 Fri 09th Jul 2010

Films For Boys Under Five

Boys will be boys as the saying goes and that could not be truer of boys under five. Often they are interested only in things that they can pull apart or that will make a noise or that they can hit with a hammer. They are our little men and already they are assuming the role of man about the house by helping dad put up...10:25 Fri 09th Jul 2010

WALL-E

Amazon.co.uk WidgetsWALL-E is a beautiful love story with a twist. From the creators of Toy Story and Finding Nemo this film is one of the most memorable yet by Pixar. The use of live action in certain scenes was a stepping stone for Pixar and so they had to make the rest of the film look as realistic as possible.The...09:55 Fri 09th Jul 2010

Ice Age

Amazon.co.uk WidgetsIce Age is a thrilling, chilling comedy adventure. The film was made by Fox’s Blue Sky Studio and was undeniably a huge success and has now been revisited in two equally good sequels. With original characters featuring the voice talents of Ray Romano, Denis Leary and John Leguizamo, Ice Age is u...09:55 Fri 09th Jul 2010

Bolt

Amazon.co.uk WidgetsBolt is a superhero dog movie. The look of this Disney film was inspired by the paintings of Edward Hopper and the cinematography of Vilmos Zsigmond. The film stars the voices of John Travolta, Miley Cyrus and Malcolm McDowell. The Bolt character is based on the American White Shepherd dog and has...09:55 Fri 09th Jul 2010

Cars

Amazon.co.uk WidgetsCars is a story that will rev you up. The film is a totally original story from Disney Pixar and is set in a world of anthropomorphic vehicles. The voice cast is top quality and includes Owen Wilson, Paul Newman, Bonnie Hunt and Michael Keaton; also there are voice cameos from big names such as Je...09:55 Fri 09th Jul 2010

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