Strange thing about this trip. So much occurs in pairs. Tennis star Guy (Farley Granger) hates his unfaithful wife. Mysterious Bruno (Robert Walker) hates his father. How perfect for a playful proposal: I’ll kill yours, you kill mine. Now look at how Alfred Hitchcock reinforces the duality of human nature. The more you watch, the more you’ll see. “Isn’t it a fascinating design?” the Master of Suspense often asked. Actually, it’s doubly fascinating. Hitchcock left behind two versions of Strangers on a Train. The original version (Side A) is an all-time thriller classic. A recently found longer prerelease British print (Side B) offers “a startling amplification of Bruno’s flamboyance, his homoerotic attraction to Guy and his psychotic personality,” according to Bill Desowitz of Film Comment. The laying bare of Bruno’s hidden nature, along with the great set pieces (head-turning tennis match, disintegrating carousel) and suspense as only Hitchcock can deliver, makes for a first-class trip. MPAA Rating: NOTRATED (c) 1951 Warner Bros. Pictures Inc. All Rights Reserved.
A group of friends living in NY are caught between “generation X and Y,” struggling to forge and sustain relationships amid the dual hurdles created by modern technology and societal conventions. 2014 XY 5 LLC 2015 Phase 4 Films Inc. All Rights Reserved. Distributed exclusively in the United States by Phase 4 Films (USA), LLC / 460 Greenway Industrial Drive, Suite A, Fort Mill, SC 29708 / The eOne logo and all related indicia are trademarks of Entertainment One Ltd.
This Steven Spielberg-directed exploration into a long-ago episode in African-American history recounts the trial that followed the 1839 rebellion aboard the Spanish slave ship Amistad and captures the complex political maneuverings set in motion by the event. Filmed in New England and Puerto Rico the 152-minute drama opens with a pre-credit sequence showing Cinque (Djimon Hounsou) and the other Africans in a violent takeover of the Amistad. Captured they are imprisoned in New England where former slave Theodore Joadson (Morgan Freeman) viewing the rebels as “freedom fighters,” approaches property lawyer Baldwin (Matthew McConaughey) who attempts to prove the Africans were “stolen goods” because they were kidnapped. Running for re-election President Martin Van Buren (Nigel Hawthorne) overturns the lower court’s decision in favor of the Africans. Former President John Quincy Adams (Anthony Hopkins) is reluctant to become involved but when the case moves on to the Supreme Court Adams stirs emotions with a powerful defense. The storyline occasionally cuts away to Spain where the young Queen Isabella (Anna Paquin) plays with dolls; she later debated the Amistad case with seven U.S. presidents. The character portrayed by Morgan Freeman is a fictional composite of several historical figures. For authentic speech the Africans speak the Mende language subtitled during some scenes but not others.
Jordan Sanders (Regina Hall), a take-no-prisoners tech mogul, wakes up one morning in the body of her 13-year-old self (Marsai Martin) right before a do-or-die presentation. Her beleaguered assistant April (Issa Rae) is the only one in on the secret that her daily tormentor is now trapped in an awkward tween body, just as everything is on the line.
It’s bedtime on Sesame Street! Just like all little kids, Elmo and Abby would rather make funny faces and sing silly songs than go to sleep. Luckily, Elmo’s dad Louie knows just how to deal with extra glasses of water and little monsters who are afraid of the dark. Parents will love practical strategies Louie uses to get Elmo and Abby to go to bed, and children will love snuggling under the covers with this timeless video.
In their arresting new film, filmmakers Jennifer Baichwal and Nick de Pencier, and photographer Edward Burtynsky travel the globe to document the impact humans have had on our planet.
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