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.
Its the summer of 2012 and a would be writer is franticly trying to get ready for a camping trip with his kids. Both his wife and his 2 kids left him because he was so obsessed with writing his book that he lost sight of everything else. So now he does what he can to get by as a limo driver for a rich Russian mogul, Yuri Karpov (Zlatko Buric) which gives him time to try and write. This weekend though he is going to be spending it with his kids in Yellowstone Nation Park so that he can reconnect with them. Little does he know that the trip he is going to take is going to send him and his family on a grand and epic journey across the globe. Read more... (906 words, 186 images, estimated 3:37 mins reading time)
This movie was a blockbuster in 2001, and rightly so. Director/writer Brian Hegleland treated us to a tale of jousting tournaments set in mostly France and partly in England in the 14th century, but with a soundtrack featuring upbeat classic rock with artists like Queen, Bachmann Turner Overdrive, and David Bowie. Even though the lead actor was Heath Ledger, whom stole the show in The Dark Knight years later as The Joker, it is the supporting cast that keeps this movie flowing so well. It is pure entertainment that will keep anyone riveted for the duration of the movie. There is no slowing down at all. Read more... (627 words, 99 images, estimated 2:30 mins reading time)
In 1993 a film came out that shocked the senses with its imagery and sheer brutal action sequences. There were no computer enhanced sequences, not glorified blood splattering, it was raw vivid showing of what war is. The battle scenes were so graphic that it brought many to tears and many to loose their lunch as well. It showed just how horrible war was. What it also showed was how brave soldiers can be when forced with knowing that they might not live the day. The film showed the courage that men face when they think that they are going to die yet go ahead anyway. This one battle was not wanted by either side yet it was going to happen no matter what they wanted. It was the bloodiest and most carnal battle of the Civil War and I do not believe that any other film has captured it as well as this one has. Read more... (863 words, 159 images, estimated 3:27 mins reading time)
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Gettysburg – Same Land. Same God. Different Dreams. All Heroes.
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This film is the prequel to the film The Cat Returns. Even though The Cat Returns was a fantasy film and this was more of a drama the two are directly related. The Cat Returns is the screenplay that could have been written from the polished version of the story “Whisper of the Heart” that Shizuku Tsukishima writes in this film. This film is also an adaptation of the manga of the same name in English or in in Japan as Mimi o Sumaseba, “If You Listen Closely”. Any person that has seen either film should see both of them as you can see where the inspiration and the feeling came from. Read more... (850 words, 83 images, estimated 3:24 mins reading time)
It is a troubling time in the world as a Soviet leader dies from heart failure and a new one steps in to take his place. Not much is known about this new leader Alexander Nemerov (Ciaran Hinds) except that he is seen to be a Soviet hardliner and a person that wants the world to know that Chechnya is an internal affair and not to trouble Russia about it. This is the face he wants the world to see, he wants them to know that he is in charge and not just a puppet of the military or former KGB operatives. He is the one in command and will do what is necessary to make sure that Russia stays secure. Dr. Jack Ryan, a former Marine doesn’t see him that way and he has to make the rest of the world see what he sees to stave off disaster. I know that sounds a bit simplistic but that is the whole plot of the film and drives the various sub-plots. It is the one thing that keeps the film racing down the hill as you try to keep up and wonder, what’s next. Read more... (892 words, 93 images, estimated 3:34 mins reading time)