The following are the various articles that have been filed and posted under the category of DVD, Videos & Movies / Drama that can be found here at Musings From Us, for your enjoyment.
With a new wave of fairytale based movies hitting the theaters and Blu-ray sales this winter season, it seemed like this was a good time to remind readers of a sweet sleeper from the late 90s that they may want to consider taking a good look at. The movie starts in the mid-1800s in France. The Brothers Grimm, Wilhelm (Joerg Stadler) and Jacob (Andy Henderson) are meeting with the Grande Dame (Jeanne Moreau), an exiled noblewoman whose lineage goes back to the royal house of France from before the Revolution. In her home is a painting by Leonardo Da Vinci (Patrick Godfrey). It is a simple monochromatic portrait of a young woman, and it is here were the tale of Ever After really begins, when the Grande Dame shows the brothers a slipper of 16th century design with a glass heel. She then tells them the story of Danielle de Barbarac, her ancestor with a complicated past, and how things are not so magical as they or their rival, Charles Perrault thinks these folk tales might be. Read more... (798 words, 150 images, estimated 3:12 mins reading time)
Women really want men to understand them, but when a man that has been living the stereotypical perfect dude’s life suddenly gets the ability to hear the thoughts of every female he encounters, it makes for some great funny moments, and really opens his eyes to the other half of the world around him. This is the story of Nick Marshall (Mel Gibson), an advertising executive in Chicago that always has the perfect angle to sell to the men. He’s the go-to-guy when you want to sell auto parts, beer, and any of those products that are so commonly seen when we watch sports on the weekends. The thing is Nick’s mindset is still in 1970s Las Vegas, which is where he grew up. His mother was a showgirl, and often had mob bosses and professional gamblers as her boyfriends. So even twenty years later, Nick still has this view of women, and he sees them as just something to use, either professionally or personally. He is in for a very rude awakening when a new executive is hired on at his firm, in the position he was favoured to be promoted to. Read more... (846 words, 136 images, estimated 3:23 mins reading time)
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In ancient times past most tribes and men were hunter gatherers and had not yet started to cultivate the land. The biggest animal that they hunted was that of the Mammoth. The person to pierce the heart of the beast would be the one to hold the White Spear and be the one to lead the people of the Yagahl. The is the setting that we have for the start of the film that most critics hated and most audiences adored. Personally, and I know that is wrong for a reviewer, I could care less what other critics say about the facts of the film. It was fun to watch and it is always going to have a special place for me since it was the last film that I got to watch while my father was still alive and he absolutely loved the film. Read more... (1148 words, 183 images, estimated 4:36 mins reading time)
One man who is fighting against his demons must rise above himself to not only save himself but an entire nation as well that isn’t even his own. It is just before the Civil War and during the American Indian Wars that one man whose deeds and what he has seen hunts him. Hi has nightmares about the past and what it did to him, so bad are the memories that he has taken to drinking constantly to try and drown them out. Not only do they haunt his sleep but they haunt his every waking moment as well. He knows no peace and in some ways feels that he doesn’t even deserve any peace, such is the life of Captain Nathan Algren (Tom Cruise) Read more... (916 words, 159 images, estimated 3:40 mins reading time)
In 1996 a bold experiment and plan was put into motion. Infants were selected at birth to be a new breed of soldier. They would be trained to be able to do just one thing and that would be to be able to kill and do it well. They would have no conscience just the duty to follow the orders that were given to them by their commanding officer. They were trained in all forms of combat and if one of them fell behind in their training they would be killed to make the unit stronger. They would be the future of modern warfare where soldiers would kill soldiers and you would not have to worry about your children having to joining the military, unless they were chosen at birth, of course. Read more... (808 words, 111 images, estimated 3:14 mins reading time)