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1. The Sandlot
Director: David M. Evans
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When egghead Scotty Smalls moves to town just before the summer vacationof 1962, his first priority is to make friends. He heads to the nearby sandlotonly to humiliate himself before the local kids, but star player Benny "The Jet"Rodriguez befriends the awkward boy, teaches him the basics of baseball, andwelcomes him to the team. It's a summer filled with camaraderie and fun untilSmalls hits his first home run. Problem is, Smalls's home run sends hisstepfather's "Babe Ruth" autographed baseball into a neighboring yard that'spatrolled by a snarling, slobbering monster called "The Beast." Creativityreigns and hilarity ensues when the boys risk everything to retrieve the ball. A final heroic encounter with "The Beast" and his owner yields some verysurprising results. Action, humor, and friendship permeate this 101-minute filmappropriate for ages 5 and older. Rated PG due to name-calling and somepubescent behavior. --Tami Horiuchi ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars The best baseball movie ever!
The Sandlot is a funny baseball movie that you'll love if your a child or an adult.
It's about a kid who moves into a knew neighborhood with no friends so he must learn how to play baseball to get friends and when he does in the summer the group runs out of balls to play with at the sandlot where they play so the Scott Smalls (the knew kid) ssteal's his step fathers baseball when he's away on business not knowing it's signed by Babe Ruth and he hit's it out of the sandlot into a yard with a dog they call the beast in it and while everybody feels good for him he needs to try to get the ball back from the beast and through the whole movie him and his friends are trying to find out how to get it back before his step dad get's back.I highly reccommand this movie if you like baseball or if you just like comedy's so at least rent this or buy it.

5-0 out of 5 stars Nostalgic, clean, all-American fun.
This is a lovely movie. Humor and nostalgia combine to create a film without a sturdy plot, but with lots of heart. The beauty of this movie, however, is not in the storyline. It's in the tough-as-nails friendship of a couple of guys on a baseball field; the simplicity of a game that brings people together, no matter what their age; the memories of campfires and sleepovers in treehouses; of trying to fit in; of splashing in a pool on a steaming summer day...

Who can forget the s'mores joke? The kid nicknamed Yeah-yeah? The erector set baseball-extractor? Wendy Peffercorn? Smalls' first baseball cap?

One of my favorite scenes in this movie is when the boys are playing baseball under a midnight sky exploding with fireworks while "America!" is crooned on the soundtrack. That scene wraps up in a nutshell what this movie is all about--friendship, baseball, dreams, and being young in small-town America.

4-0 out of 5 stars The Sandlot (1993)
Director: David Mickey Evans
Cast: Karen Allen, Dennis Leary, James Earl Jones, Arliss Howard, Tom Guirney
Running Time: 100 minutes.
Rated PG for some slapstick humor and some language.

"The Sandlot" is a great youth film that will keep the parents entertained as well, making it one of the few family sports films that not either too cheesy for adults to enjoy or too suggestive to be appropriate for children. Set in the 1950's or so in a normal suburban town, Tom Guirney plays a short, shy kid who has just moved to the new neighborhood. He has always struggled with making friends, but eventually he gets involved with a group who love to play the good ol' American pasttime.

The group (which consists of many hilarious and memorable youngsters) go through many trials and tribulations together--chewing their first slab of tobacco while riding on a devastating roller-coaster, giving mouth-to-mouth resuscitation to one of the hottest girls in the history of the world, retreiving a special Babe Ruth autographed baseball that has been snatched up by the child-eating neighborhood pooch, and trying to beat the stuck-up traveling baseball team. When it is all said and done, "The Sandlot" is an above average tale of the joys of childhood and using the great game of baseball as its playing field. There are some hilarious scenes throughout, fine acting by the young cast, and a well-scripted screenplay that will make those of all ages laugh. A true gem of a family tale.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great movie for a gift !
My aunt sent this to my son when he was 2.
We live in France where baseball isn't played but
he LOVED the movie. He's almost 6 and he's seen it at
least 50 times. Now his 3 year old sister loves it.
It's just a great story.
I like it because is shows him my American culture.

5-0 out of 5 stars great movie
one of the best movies made i have to say. I think this movie is one of the great kid/ adult movies made. It is a cross between sports and adventure movie, and its a movie for all ages!!! If you haven't seen this movie, you're really missing out ... Read more


2. Sandlot 1/Sandlot 2
Director: David M. Evans
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1-0 out of 5 stars Come on, they are giving us the same movie in 2 cases.
Sandlot 1 is a true classic but part 2 is horrible. It just makes the box set even more trashy because it also comes with part 1. Part 2 is almost the same exact thing and the first. [see the movie and you will know what I mean.] I say just buy the original and don't even look at the second no matter what kind of fan you are or how tempted you may get. Might as well sell this movie and just copy it and put it in the set with a new cover, add some new characters and kiss the box before you ship it out. The director hangs his head in shame over this one.

3-0 out of 5 stars i remember the first
i'll alwasy reemmber the first, the 2nd not as good as first but my nieces, nephews still liked it

1-0 out of 5 stars Butchering a Classic
I haven't seen this movie, and I never plan to. The Sandlot is one of the best movies I have ever seen and they go and make a sequel! I can't believe they would stoop so low to make another one. I refuse to see this movie and I encourage you to do the same. POOR CHOICE!! ... Read more


3. Minority Report (Widescreen Edition)
Director: Steven Spielberg
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4-0 out of 5 stars Superbly executed
You'll enjoy this stylish blend of sci-fi and film noir if you're willing to suspend your disbelief at the door. Many have decried the illogical holes in Scott Frank and Jon Cohen's otherwise excellent screenplay, but in the end these deficiencies hardly matter. Movies dealing with predestination never answer the big questions effectively - they just use them as the springboard for a story. And "Minority Report" tells a pretty good one, even if it does reveal where it's going too soon and is occasionally marred by Spielberg's trademark mawkishness. Tom Cruise is hugely enjoyable as the frantic John Anderton, and Colin Farrell does a fine job of making you hate Detective Witwer. It looks great, sounds great, holds your attention for all 147 minutes, and will even have you giggling at the spectacular product placements and some unexpected comedy. It's a reasonably faithful adaptation of Philip K. Dick's story, too, so fans of the original should be pleased - although Act 3 does see the writers wandering into Hollywood-ending territory and has Spielberg wrapping things up on a typically optimistic false note. Still, it's refreshing to see a bunch of filmmakers tackling a sci-fi adaptation seriously and successfully while still keeping an eye on the box-office. If you're going to spend close to $100 million on a sci-fi project - and, let's face it, these days you have to - then you also have to consider the return. The result is a memorable film that strikes a savvy balance between deep thought and commercial appeal. "A.I" flopped because it glorified the former and "The Time Machine" failed by pandering to the latter. "Minority Report" wisely walks the middle-path. It won't have enough explosions to thrill die-hard action fans, nor quite enough depth to really please sci-fi devotees. But for the rest of us, it works.

5-0 out of 5 stars Critics say this is five stars. For once they're right!
I probably would have waited until Minority Report hit the rental stands if it weren't for all the five-star ratings critics have been giving this movie. After being digitally assaulted by the current crop of high-budget special effects films like Spiderman and Attack of the Clones, I was already weary of acting and storyline taking a backseat to gee-whiz computer graphics. I underestimated Spielberg's ability.

So what is the plot exactly? Well, dear reader, take comfort in knowing I will not spoil the movie for you. In the year 2054, Americans are subjected to Gap clothing stores (that scan your retina and hard-sell khakis by your name) as well as USA Today newspapers with animated front page covers that update in real-time. Tom Cruise is John Anderton, Washington D.C.'s top-cop in the experimental pre-crime unit that seeks out and eliminates would-be murderers through the use of precognitive beings that are able to sense murders shortly before they happen. The premise sounds wonderful until John discovers he's about to murder someone he has never met. This is the story on the surface yet it is not the story. I fear many will avoid this movie because this is all they will expect. I will stump for this movie because it's not just an action-thriller and it's not just a thinking-man's science-fiction movie. What lies beneath the story is much deeper and darker.

You see, even in knowing the future, Mr. Anderton is confronted with an awful dilemma. How can he prevent himself from killing the person he is supposed to murder if he has never seen the person he is supposed to kill or the location the murder is supposed to take place? Is the future preordained or does man create his own destiny? As Anderton uncovers the answers to these questions, viewers will find that this is not the underlying story either.

Minority Report is a dark and disturbing vision of the future made believable with Cruise's much more human characterization of Anderton than his previous Mission Impossible persona. Samantha Morton, Colin Farrell, and the incomparable Max von Sydow all serve to effectively help and hinder Anderton's quest. Are there flaws in the movie? Perhaps. The action scenes are impressive and appropriate, but one particular scene in the LEXUS factory contained so much eyeball-jarring camera manipulation that I felt I was hit by a "sick stick." And speaking of brand-names, reviewers complain of the blatant commercialization of the movie. Without question, an obscene amount of advertising permeates almost every frame. Did Spielberg sell out to the highest bidder or is he making a statement about the not-so-distant future, or even the present? I'll let you decide. Finally, the fact this movie received a PG-13 rating is a statement in itself. I remember all the controversy generated by parent-groups when Poltergeist received a PG rating. It seems so long ago...

Yet credit must go to Steven Spielberg as there was much of this movie that could've been done ineffectively. After the disappointing box-office numbers of A.I., many (including myself) were expecting a dumbed-down formulaic hack to swing alongside the rest of the massives. Instead, Spielberg shows he's master of the technology as the impressive display of visuals serve to add to, not overwhelm the story. By the time the movie ends, you may find yourself pondering the kind of questions only philosophers argued over.

3-0 out of 5 stars does not live up to the hype.
this was supposed to be a glimpse into a very possible future.i heard on an hbo special that the directer payed the top experts in almost every field to come to his house for the weekend to discuss the realities that will be in the future.the fields included automative,law enforcement,science,marketing etc.im having a hard time beliving this now.the whole point of this story has any basis in reality at all.there are these 3 psycic chicks who the government keeps in a tank.there only function is to send mental images into these computers that fortell future murders.the murder rate drops to 0 and the system is perfect.well one day tom cruise gets his name as a would be murderer and decides to buck the system.there is a child abduction/murder angle in this movie.i think it is unthinkable enough that this really happens.i think it is an abselute atrocity that moviemakers feel like they have to put that in movies.i watch movies for entertainment not to be reminded how sick and twisted this world really is.or two hours i could escape the harsh realities.then some jerk says hmmmm we could use any bad guy we want.lets use a child killer.that sucks!i would have rated this movie a 4,if not for that.steven spielsberg is your director.ill give him yet another award.the most overated directer of all time.this is his best work ever though.theres a lot of slow parts in it also.a lot of police detective type work and talk.there are a couple gross parts but if you dont mind watching a movie centered around a child killer youll be alright.when the bad guy is finaly met,a very intense scene goes on.i was right there.the main psycic chick would be sexy if she wasnt so damn wierd.tom cruise does a great job in this one.this is a very good movie all in all but the hype makes it sound better.this is tom cruises 2nd best movie.this movie drags on longer than most.

5-0 out of 5 stars Do You Have One?
Minority Report definitely ranks as one of the best future-theme movies of all time. Although not as groundbreaking as The Matrix or visually stunning as Blade Runner, it has it's own pro's.

In a future where future crimes are predicted using triplets or 'Pre Cogs' with the ability to foresee events yet to come, the Police Officer in charge and support of the device himself (Tom Cruise) is accused of a murder that he has yet to commit. Though he believes that he is innocent, the squad doesn't, so Cruise sets out on his journey to find the truth.

The storyline for the movie is interesting, very thought provoking. A lot of what is talked about sounds complicated at first, but listening closely will reveal that they are really talking about the Minority Report of Cruise. Listen even more closely and you'll understand the entire movie, otherwise you will be lost.

Good actors playing good characters, impressive special effects, quality action, and a deepening plot - Minority Report is definitely worth the price of admission.

2-0 out of 5 stars Awful Minority
I may be in the minority, but Minority Report is awful. Tom Cruise shines in actual human dramas like Jerry McGuire or Rainman, but this futuristic garbage, this futurramma cop is just a showcase of movie technology without a heart. Vanilla Sky had the same problem. Why should I care about these characters that are so zippy futuristic? Spielberg cannot get science fiction right unless it's for children. His best movie required no computer gyration, Shindler's List, but then again, that movie had a script. I was asleep by the time they put this morph in the water. ... Read more


4. Suspect Zero (Widescreen Edition)
Director: E. Elias Merhige
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If you're into serial-killer thrillers, you'll want to see Suspect Zero if only to soak up the genre's reliable penchant for creepy atmosphere and creepier behavior. Dark, anguished, and saturated with superficial style, it's a passable exercise in mystery from E. Elias Merhige, who fared better (both critically and artistically) with his acclaimed 2001 film Shadow of the Vampire. The directorial vision evident in that film is also apparent here, but it's pretentiously over-indulged in a grisly plot about the tormented victim of a secret, psychically abusive crime-fighting program (Ben Kingsley) whose pursuit of serial killers in New Mexico is designed to lure a similarly tormented FBI agent (Aaron Eckhart) and his understanding partner (Carrie-Anne Moss) into an investigation that grows increasingly violent and tragically intense. Like Eckhart's character, you may need a handful of aspirin after subjecting yourself to Merhige's visual excess, but as yet another variant of Seven, Suspect Zero scores points for attempting something different. --Jeff Shannon ... Read more

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1-0 out of 5 stars Intelligence Zero
This looked like a good movie, really it did. But in the end i wouldn't even do it the pleasure of calling it a Se7en wannabe. the plot was semi-interesting, the acting was crap. Aaron Eckart was weak, the guy who played the killer was eh, and Carrie-Ann Moss was dull and had no personality. She needs to stay in Matrix-type movies where she's supposed to deliver lines that dry. The movie used too many token plot tricks. For example, as Eckart explains his theory on the killer, which makes a whole lot of sense with all the evidense he has and is damn near proven already, the head cop has to deny it, because thats how the other movies do it. Merhige screwed up what could have been a decent flick. There are so many things that don't make sense at all. How is it that Eckart thinks he can derail a semi-truck in his SUV? Why is it that after an ugly looking car wreck, both of the guys inside don't even have a bruise on them? Explain to me how Eckart can chase someone and then lose them...in the middle of the desert! dumb, dumb, dumb,and did i mention dumb.

4-0 out of 5 stars Visually dazzling chiller with weak script
Suspect Zero starts off with FBI Agent Tom Makelway's (Aaron Eckhart) re-assignment from Dallas to a small Arizona town.His first case is an odd killing at the state line, a wrecked car with a mutilated victim and a strange drawing of a circle with a slash through it.Makelway suspects the killer's motives, because he believes the car was pushed to the state line in order to attract the attention of the FBI.

Meanwhile, we have some eerie footage of Benjamin O'Ryan (Ben Kingsley) having a conversation with the victim when he was still alive, and sitting alone in a room listening to a weird tape and writing down funny things.It's obvious that O'Ryan is tied to the killing, and that he is connected in some way with Agent Makelway.O'Ryan starts sending packages and faxes to Makelway, and the Bureau sends in Agent Fran Kulok (Carrie Ann Moss) to assist Makelway.

Makelway, with the bizarre assistance of O'Ryan, begins to unravel some of the mysteries behind the killings, and eventually turns up evidence that O'Ryan is an ex FBI Agent with a theory about "Suspect Zero", an untraceable serial killer with no pattern to follow.It becomes apparent that O'Ryan is either still tracking Suspect Zero with some peculiar ability, or that he *is* Suspect Zero.

What we have here is a visually intriguing movie with a relatively weak script.Aaron Eckhart was over his head in this role and unable to pull off the emotion needed to for him to shine in his part.Ben Kingsley is brilliantly cast as the psychotic and wretched O'Ryan, and without him the movie would have fallen flat.Carrie Ann Moss is great in her performance, and would have been better cast as a lead rather than a secondary role.

The sketches of the murders are more eerie than the live footage, and the atmosphere is dark enough to allow you a cringe or two, but still the movie does lack in overall suspense.There are no real surprises and only a touch of tension, but I believe that the surreal visuals make up for the lack of actual content.That, and Kingsley's excellent performance.

All in all, `Suspect Zero' is a freaky-deaky ride through a disjointed serial killer hunt, which left me with an overall taste of satisfaction on my lips.Enjoy!

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent
This won't be for everyone, but if you like a combination of thriller and sci-fi, with a decent amount of behind-the-scenes psychology, give this movie a try. It is like a government-programmed killer of serial killers that cannot be turned off. It is softer than "Silence of the Lambs" or "Seven" and it is much easier to feel sorry for this "vigilante". In a world of black and white morality, this may get a poor reception. In a more realistic world, it is, well, more realistic.

3-0 out of 5 stars An erie but driving movie
Kingsley, with his usual credidbility, makes the film worthwhile.
The plot is excellent but the movie making was cheap. The sets were done on the cheap as well. However anti-climatic, the movie is a good one just the same.

3-0 out of 5 stars Killer killing killers
"Suspect Zero" is about a man, O'Ryan (Ben Kingsly), who has an ability to mentaly see details of vicious murders commited all over the country.After years of watching all these horrible visions, he is now acting on them and hunting serial killers.After a few kills he comes to the attention of exiled FBI agent Mackelway (Aaron Eckhart) and his partner Fran Kulock (Carrie-Anne Moss), who are assigned to find O'Ryan.Think of this as Christopher Walken's character in "The Dead Zone" put into "Se7en".It is pretty good movie, long on atmosphere and creepy scenareos.The idea of suspect zero (the idea of a murderer of thousands across the U.S.A.; who's MOs are so random that he never shows up on anybody's radar) is really kind of scary, if not actually very likely.Eckhart seems to be uncomfertable in the hero's role, he just didn't convince me of any emotions.Carrie-Anne Moss was her usual bland and wooden self; I never really liked her.The only one here that's actually working for his check is Kingsley, who is very sharp and on point as a burned out psychic is a little over the top sometimes, but it was entertaining.Not a bad way to kill a rainy evening. ... Read more


5. Men in Black (Deluxe Edition)
Director: Barry Sonnenfeld
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5-0 out of 5 stars This DVD is incredible!
First off, the 5.1 sound is terrific, even the opening credits will blow you away! And the picture has INCREDIBLE color representation. The menus are very fun too, and have very cool graphics. Like a previous reviewer says, the collector series is a better buy than the limited edition, because this one is almost as well loaded and is several bucks cheaper. You'll enjoy this film again and again with the DVD version.

4-0 out of 5 stars An entertaining sci-fi comedy.
The Plot:When an alien comes downs to earth to steal something extraordinary, something anything you could expect. When special agent named Kay(Tommy Lee Jones) needs a new parner to show him the ropes. When he meets an street smart cop(Will Smith), who has meet an alien. Since Kay has a feeling that the Cop could be a great secert agent, if he gives up the life he has. When the cop decided, then he become Jay(Smith). Jay has become to know every alien life form, which every alien is different. Including some alien are Criminals. When the alien comes down to earth, the alien makes trouble to get and steal something unique, the alien will do anything to get it. When Jay and Kay discover get mixed up by another aliens, including a plot, the coming of the end of the world. Jay and Kay will do anything to stop and save the world, if they could.

This limited edition 2 set DVD, Disc one has a excellent anomorphic widescreen transer(1.85:1) and Pan and Scan in also alivable in this Dual layer DVD. Also a visual commentary by Director-Barry Sonnenfield(The Addams Family 1&2, Wild Wild West) and actor-Jones. Also extra commentary for this editon by the Director-Sonnerfield, Make-up artist-Rick Baker and Industrial Light & Magic team. Also Dolby 5.1 Surround and Dolby 2.0 Surround is in english. Also french Dolby 2.0 Surround track. Disc 2, has a lot of extras like in Deleted and extended scenes, behind the scenes featurettes, edited your own scene and a lot more of extras. This film has a thin plot but it has great winning special make-up effects, Good CGI effects, and wonderful comic performances by Jones and Smith. Grade:A-.

5-0 out of 5 stars Very funny
I saw when I was younger and I thought it was pretty funny. When I got it for Christmas, Iwatched and it was hilarious! I was so surprised. If you're looking for some laughs, this movie is great! It's not just a sci-fi film.

5-0 out of 5 stars Smart and Fun.
Aliens are alive on Earth! Disguised as normal people, they live normal lives, for the most part. Like any group of people, um, intelligent creatures, most are good but - there are some bad ones out there. M.I.B. tells the story of Earth's unofficial "alien police" who keep the "bad" aliens in line.

In particular, M.I.B. tells the story of a new potential agent (Wil Smith) on his first case. An assassin alien has come to Earth to kill the prince of an alien empire and steal a rare jewel. Lead by a veteran agent played by Tommy Lee Jones, both agents try to save the prince and capture the assassin.

During the chase, we are treated to the birth of an alien octupus, exposed to amazing technologies, and given "credible" explanation to some of the enduring mysteries of our time. This movie delivers on both the action and comedy fronts. It is funny on many levels, very enjoyable. Usually I like to compare this movie to another because we all have different senses of humor, but it is hard to do here. M.I.B. may not be unique, but I don't know of any films quite like it. Recommended.

5-0 out of 5 stars Thrilling and Funny
It keep your attention with tommy-lee jones and having will smith there just adds the right amount of comedy. I say anyone over then would like it! It has awsome special affects too! ... Read more


6. Men in Black Limited Edition
Director: Barry Sonnenfeld
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4-0 out of 5 stars A thoroughly enjoyable ride
Loosely based from a 1990 comic book series, this 1997 blockbuster combined eye popping special effects, classic sci-fi fare, and off the wall comedy and featured Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones as Agent's J and K respectively. Both of whom are members of the MIB: a government organized secret group who keep the knowledge of extra terrestrial life under wraps while keeping the planet at peace. Director Barry Sonnenfeld handles the film very well and keeps it at a crowd pleasing speedy pace throughout most of it's running time. While it does start to lose steam towards it's climax, where Men in Black shines is with the casting: featuring Linda Fiorentino, Rip Torn, Tony Shaloub, and Vincent D'Onofrio in lively roles, with D'Onofrio being his usual scene stealing self. This Deluxe Edition of the film seems like the umpteenth time MIB has been released on DVD; but out of all the previous editions this seems to offer the most bang for your buck.

5-0 out of 5 stars Much more fun than I expected
After seeing the previews, I had no desire to see "Men in Black." It just looked silly and didn't make sense. I finally watched it only because my boyfriend had the tape in his collection and I was bored. Boy, did I misjudge this movie! It was ABSOLUTELY HILARIOUS!

Part of my problem with the previews is that I wasn't quite sure what the plot was about so let me start there. The "men in black" are part of a special super-secret immigration agency dealing with extraterrestrials. Unbeknownst to the general population, space aliens have been living amongst us for several decades. As long as they behave, they are welcome. If they misbehave, they may be deported or zapped with some pretty fancy weaponry.

Will Smith plays an ultra-hip New York police officer who comes to the agency's attention after chasing down a space alien. Tommy Lee Jones plays his very experienced, suave partner. Jones' dead serious interactions with the panoply of odd aliens is outrageous. And although I'm not a Will Smith fan, I have to admit that in MIB he's just just too cool for words!

MIB is definitely a must for the video library!

5-0 out of 5 stars Different type of illegal aliens in New York
So much has been written about the brilliance of this gooey sci/fi comedy, that it would be redundant for me to tell you how great it is. But what I enjoyed most about "Men In Black" is that it is such a New York film.

When Will Smith is being oriented to his new job by Tommy Lee Jones, he's informed that many New Yorkers are disguised space aliens. "Like cab drivers?" Smith asks. "Not as many as you think," Jones responds.

The fact that the MIB have a car that can defy gravity is funny enough, but the fact that it needs such a vehicle to fight the perpetual traffic in the Midtown Tunnel is even funnier.

An alien disguised as a dog in an I LOVE NEW YORK tee-shirt is fairly funny. But when it speaks with a New Yawk accent as thick as Bugs Bunny's it makes it funnier.

When the edgar bug alien hauls a mideastern cab driver out of his cab, not funny. When he tosses his wooden-bead back massager at him, funny. But on top of that, when he throws the ubiquitous air freshner out, then its hysterical (without being racist).

The whole concept that the World's Fairgrounds in Queens is a hangar for spaceships is just brilliant. And I've always wondered what that structure at the head of the Brooklyn-Battery Tunnel was!

Glimpses of the World Trade Center are a little bitter to take, even now. And there is that sense that this film is from an innocent pre 9/11 time but, really, the rest of the movie still rings true of the New York of today.

4-0 out of 5 stars Good!!
I like this movie because it has a a lot of good scenes where you laugh, the situations are ludicrous just like the aliens. And what about the screen where you can see Steven Spielberg, Sylvester Stallone or Oprah like aliens? And it's full of irony besides good special effects. If you want to have a good time buy this one. By the way, has anybody realized that the green baby alien, that Will Smith has in his arms, has the same face as Jedi Knight Kit Fisto?

5-0 out of 5 stars Funny and witty!
This movie is a hilarious take on the whole concept of the Earth being populated by extra-terrestrial beings and two agents named Agent K and agent J are assigned on a mission to stop a menacing alien cockroach who is trying to gain a hold of an artifact.

Tommy Lee Jones and Will Smith are a really hilarious team and their acting is phenomenal! The special effects are also really cool and the alines are so funny.

Go and buy this DVD and get teh Deluxe Edition because it has so much cool stuff on it! Peace out! ... Read more


7. Windtalkers
Director: John Woo
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2-0 out of 5 stars A great shame.
John Woo films have always had a tendency to rely more on explosive action sequences than masterful acting to pull the crowds. Face Off was loud but intriguing. M.I. 2 was loud but fairly stylishly done. Unfortunately, Windtalkers is really just loud.

The central plot is actually very good. Two U.S. marines must escort a pair of Navajo Indians who are trained to use a secret code to make transmissions to allies without Japanese troops earwigging. A factual plot too-this really happened. So all the potential was there, but the main problem from my point of view is that this movie was simply overdone.

Although the action sequences themselves are well done, nearly all of them are accompanied by dramatic war music which spoils the reality of them. There are also, if you can believe it, too many of them. Great war films like Saving Private Ryan and We Were Soldiers(watch that!) offered respite between the bangs for some thought provoking dialogue. Not so here.

The acting is far too over the top. Nicolas Cage is unusually poor, while Christian Slater barely breaks a sweat. I found that I did not care what happened to the characters-NOT a good sign.

This movie is a prime example of the fact that explosions cannot make a movie on their own. John Woo has made a good effort, but sadly this movie just did not hold my interest. If you REALLY like war films, you may like this movie, but otherwise, it's not really worth the postage and packaging!

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2-0 out of 5 stars emotional, but lacking
i admit, it made me cry - but what ever happened to the lady nurse who helped Joe Enders pass his hearing test in order to be able to go back to war, and was writing him all the time? the characters are static, though the Navajos are slightly more dynamic; there was little background info. too much bombs and shooting throughout, and i especially did not like the melodramatic part when Enders killed Whitehorse along with the Japs and then told Yahzee,"I killed him. I threw a bomb and blew him up," acting so sarcastic, wanting to provoke and die. finally, the code language should have been featured more.

2-0 out of 5 stars ful of stereotypes!
It is a well done typicall Hollywood movie but I have seen all this so many times. Everything is so predictable. The movie with such great actors as Nicolas Cage and Christian Slater doesn't have any material for them to work with. I was shocked that such inventive director as John Woo could make such lame movie. Not recommended.

1-0 out of 5 stars I Wonder What the Wind Would Say
First of all I will say that the importance of the concept for this film is necessary and much overlooked. The involvement of American Indians in war is sadly left out of too many history books.

I was hoping this film would be better than it turned out to be. The historical facts should be recoginized along side all of the other celebrations of war heroes. Sadly this film was a complete bomb. The direction was predictable and the action scenes could have been shot by a five year old boy playing "war hero" in the backyard, alot of noise and piles of dust and actors pretending to be dead. All this with the constant drone of a musical score best left for a karoke bar to hum along to.

And what happened to Nicolas Cage? He used to be a great actor with individual style and presentation. It seems that he just keeps slipping away. I just was not convinced of his "hero" ability in this film....and his death scene is almost the most horrendous I have ever witnessed, not for the gore or emotional impact, but because it was simply awful acting!

1-0 out of 5 stars Windtalkers
This DVD is not widescreen . And I need all my DVDs widescreen because I have a windscreen TV. Went to Hasting all of Windtalkers DVD are both widescreen and Fullscreen.
And I went back to my order from you and it show it was widescreen that was order.
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8. Minority Report (Full Screen Edition)
Director: Steven Spielberg
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1-0 out of 5 stars Bad movie
I don't understand how people can like it... I guess those people have zero logical abilities to notice all the major logical flaws in it (no, seriously, try to think about the whole plot, very carefully, don't just mindlessly look at fancy special effects... I understand that this is a fictional movie, but it doesn't necessarily mean you can bend and twist logic any way you want to and everybody will like it) and the plot holes in it... Or those people are color-blind to notice the horrible video filter used in this movie to make everything look very discolored with some video "noise" added in - I don't know why somebody thought that the "future" would look or feel this way, but even if it would, there's no necessity to use those nasty video filters, they make movie look worse and more visually "boring" regardless of the possible reason they were used. All in all, this movie is very plain, boring, with a lot of scenes that feels like they are "disjointed" from each other, with poor logic and bad visual quality (because of weird video filters used which I disliked a lot). One of the worst SciFi movies (and yes, I do enjoy watching SciFi movies as long as they are well-filmed, well-acted and have exciting, gapless, logical plots) that I've recently watched.

4-0 out of 5 stars Minority Report : Experiment
S.Spielberg has mentioned in the commentary that this is one of his experimental projects along with A.I.. The extra features in this DVD is very interesting to watch during your free time. The actural movie it self one of Spielberg's dark movies. If a Spielberg fan (love the glowing light with the "Ahhhhhh" sound fx) I recommend you not to buy it.

5-0 out of 5 stars The Future in Four Acts
Science is commercialized, authority is subject to the greatest suspicion, every hero is fallible, and the real dangers are kenetic throughout. Fantastic flick!

4-0 out of 5 stars Wonderful Movie
Although some people take to the tv screen just as much as the Movie screen I particularly enjoyed in more for a larger screen. But besides that, the plot is very enticing and the characters very well acted. But it is just one of those movies that gets old after the first time.

4-0 out of 5 stars Taught thriller with outstanding visuals
I didn't see this film in theater because of the Tom Cruise over-hype at the time, and I didn't believe that Spielberg could make a truly noir film. (I believe both A.I. and Shindler's List had too much of the Spielberg sugar coating for my taste, and was sure it would present here. I was wrong.)

While the ending has a too neat wrap-up common to Spielberg's films, I loved the mystery and the paranoia that he interwove into the story. Like any good thriller, we only know as much as the flawed main character does, and we are drawn into his tortuous journey to discover the truth.

Is our hero, Det. Anderton (Cruise), going to commit murder as PreCogs envisioned? Do any of us really have choice if our actions can be foretold? Are there sinister forces behind the controversial PreCog program?

And there are scenes that play out like a nightmare -- eerie, surreal, threatening. Just as Anderton thinks he's closer to solving the mystery, Spielberg throws him (and us) into yet another one that must be unraveled.

Along the way we are introduced to an entirely believable future vision of a society that has paid a large price for security. A world in which very little is held privately, and even those experiences or memories may not even be true.

This film kept me thinking long after it was over. Like I said, the ending was a little too Hollywood, but thankfully Spielberg laid off the sugary stuff to present, on the whole, an intriging and controversial look into our possible future. ... Read more


9. Suspect Zero (Full Screen Edition)
Director: E. Elias Merhige
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If you're into serial-killer thrillers, you'll want to see Suspect Zero if only to soak up the genre's reliable penchant for creepy atmosphere and creepier behavior. Dark, anguished, and saturated with superficial style, it's a passable exercise in mystery from E. Elias Merhige, who fared better (both critically and artistically) with his acclaimed 2001 film Shadow of the Vampire. The directorial vision evident in that film is also apparent here, but it's pretentiously over-indulged in a grisly plot about the tormented victim of a secret, psychically abusive crime-fighting program (Ben Kingsley) whose pursuit of serial killers in New Mexico is designed to lure a similarly tormented FBI agent (Aaron Eckhart) and his understanding partner (Carrie-Anne Moss) into an investigation that grows increasingly violent and tragically intense. Like Eckhart's character, you may need a handful of aspirin after subjecting yourself to Merhige's visual excess, but as yet another variant of Seven, Suspect Zero scores points for attempting something different. --Jeff Shannon ... Read more

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1-0 out of 5 stars Intelligence Zero
This looked like a good movie, really it did. But in the end i wouldn't even do it the pleasure of calling it a Se7en wannabe. the plot was semi-interesting, the acting was crap. Aaron Eckart was weak, the guy who played the killer was eh, and Carrie-Ann Moss was dull and had no personality. She needs to stay in Matrix-type movies where she's supposed to deliver lines that dry. The movie used too many token plot tricks. For example, as Eckart explains his theory on the killer, which makes a whole lot of sense with all the evidense he has and is damn near proven already, the head cop has to deny it, because thats how the other movies do it. Merhige screwed up what could have been a decent flick. There are so many things that don't make sense at all. How is it that Eckart thinks he can derail a semi-truck in his SUV? Why is it that after an ugly looking car wreck, both of the guys inside don't even have a bruise on them? Explain to me how Eckart can chase someone and then lose them...in the middle of the desert! dumb, dumb, dumb,and did i mention dumb.

4-0 out of 5 stars Visually dazzling chiller with weak script
Suspect Zero starts off with FBI Agent Tom Makelway's (Aaron Eckhart) re-assignment from Dallas to a small Arizona town.His first case is an odd killing at the state line, a wrecked car with a mutilated victim and a strange drawing of a circle with a slash through it.Makelway suspects the killer's motives, because he believes the car was pushed to the state line in order to attract the attention of the FBI.

Meanwhile, we have some eerie footage of Benjamin O'Ryan (Ben Kingsley) having a conversation with the victim when he was still alive, and sitting alone in a room listening to a weird tape and writing down funny things.It's obvious that O'Ryan is tied to the killing, and that he is connected in some way with Agent Makelway.O'Ryan starts sending packages and faxes to Makelway, and the Bureau sends in Agent Fran Kulok (Carrie Ann Moss) to assist Makelway.

Makelway, with the bizarre assistance of O'Ryan, begins to unravel some of the mysteries behind the killings, and eventually turns up evidence that O'Ryan is an ex FBI Agent with a theory about "Suspect Zero", an untraceable serial killer with no pattern to follow.It becomes apparent that O'Ryan is either still tracking Suspect Zero with some peculiar ability, or that he *is* Suspect Zero.

What we have here is a visually intriguing movie with a relatively weak script.Aaron Eckhart was over his head in this role and unable to pull off the emotion needed to for him to shine in his part.Ben Kingsley is brilliantly cast as the psychotic and wretched O'Ryan, and without him the movie would have fallen flat.Carrie Ann Moss is great in her performance, and would have been better cast as a lead rather than a secondary role.

The sketches of the murders are more eerie than the live footage, and the atmosphere is dark enough to allow you a cringe or two, but still the movie does lack in overall suspense.There are no real surprises and only a touch of tension, but I believe that the surreal visuals make up for the lack of actual content.That, and Kingsley's excellent performance.

All in all, `Suspect Zero' is a freaky-deaky ride through a disjointed serial killer hunt, which left me with an overall taste of satisfaction on my lips.Enjoy!

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent
This won't be for everyone, but if you like a combination of thriller and sci-fi, with a decent amount of behind-the-scenes psychology, give this movie a try. It is like a government-programmed killer of serial killers that cannot be turned off. It is softer than "Silence of the Lambs" or "Seven" and it is much easier to feel sorry for this "vigilante". In a world of black and white morality, this may get a poor reception. In a more realistic world, it is, well, more realistic.

3-0 out of 5 stars An erie but driving movie
Kingsley, with his usual credidbility, makes the film worthwhile.
The plot is excellent but the movie making was cheap. The sets were done on the cheap as well. However anti-climatic, the movie is a good one just the same.

3-0 out of 5 stars Killer killing killers
"Suspect Zero" is about a man, O'Ryan (Ben Kingsly), who has an ability to mentaly see details of vicious murders commited all over the country.After years of watching all these horrible visions, he is now acting on them and hunting serial killers.After a few kills he comes to the attention of exiled FBI agent Mackelway (Aaron Eckhart) and his partner Fran Kulock (Carrie-Anne Moss), who are assigned to find O'Ryan.Think of this as Christopher Walken's character in "The Dead Zone" put into "Se7en".It is pretty good movie, long on atmosphere and creepy scenareos.The idea of suspect zero (the idea of a murderer of thousands across the U.S.A.; who's MOs are so random that he never shows up on anybody's radar) is really kind of scary, if not actually very likely.Eckhart seems to be uncomfertable in the hero's role, he just didn't convince me of any emotions.Carrie-Anne Moss was her usual bland and wooden self; I never really liked her.The only one here that's actually working for his check is Kingsley, who is very sharp and on point as a burned out psychic is a little over the top sometimes, but it was entertaining.Not a bad way to kill a rainy evening. ... Read more


10. Men in Black (Collector's Series)
Director: Barry Sonnenfeld
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5-0 out of 5 stars This DVD is incredible!
First off, the 5.1 sound is terrific, even the opening credits will blow you away! And the picture has INCREDIBLE color representation. The menus are very fun too, and have very cool graphics. Like a previous reviewer says, the collector series is a better buy than the limited edition, because this one is almost as well loaded and is several bucks cheaper. You'll enjoy this film again and again with the DVD version.

4-0 out of 5 stars An entertaining sci-fi comedy.
The Plot:When an alien comes downs to earth to steal something extraordinary, something anything you could expect. When special agent named Kay(Tommy Lee Jones) needs a new parner to show him the ropes. When he meets an street smart cop(Will Smith), who has meet an alien. Since Kay has a feeling that the Cop could be a great secert agent, if he gives up the life he has. When the cop decided, then he become Jay(Smith). Jay has become to know every alien life form, which every alien is different. Including some alien are Criminals. When the alien comes down to earth, the alien makes trouble to get and steal something unique, the alien will do anything to get it. When Jay and Kay discover get mixed up by another aliens, including a plot, the coming of the end of the world. Jay and Kay will do anything to stop and save the world, if they could.

This limited edition 2 set DVD, Disc one has a excellent anomorphic widescreen transer(1.85:1) and Pan and Scan in also alivable in this Dual layer DVD. Also a visual commentary by Director-Barry Sonnenfield(The Addams Family 1&2, Wild Wild West) and actor-Jones. Also extra commentary for this editon by the Director-Sonnerfield, Make-up artist-Rick Baker and Industrial Light & Magic team. Also Dolby 5.1 Surround and Dolby 2.0 Surround is in english. Also french Dolby 2.0 Surround track. Disc 2, has a lot of extras like in Deleted and extended scenes, behind the scenes featurettes, edited your own scene and a lot more of extras. This film has a thin plot but it has great winning special make-up effects, Good CGI effects, and wonderful comic performances by Jones and Smith. Grade:A-.

5-0 out of 5 stars Very funny
I saw when I was younger and I thought it was pretty funny. When I got it for Christmas, Iwatched and it was hilarious! I was so surprised. If you're looking for some laughs, this movie is great! It's not just a sci-fi film.

5-0 out of 5 stars Smart and Fun.
Aliens are alive on Earth! Disguised as normal people, they live normal lives, for the most part. Like any group of people, um, intelligent creatures, most are good but - there are some bad ones out there. M.I.B. tells the story of Earth's unofficial "alien police" who keep the "bad" aliens in line.

In particular, M.I.B. tells the story of a new potential agent (Wil Smith) on his first case. An assassin alien has come to Earth to kill the prince of an alien empire and steal a rare jewel. Lead by a veteran agent played by Tommy Lee Jones, both agents try to save the prince and capture the assassin.

During the chase, we are treated to the birth of an alien octupus, exposed to amazing technologies, and given "credible" explanation to some of the enduring mysteries of our time. This movie delivers on both the action and comedy fronts. It is funny on many levels, very enjoyable. Usually I like to compare this movie to another because we all have different senses of humor, but it is hard to do here. M.I.B. may not be unique, but I don't know of any films quite like it. Recommended.

5-0 out of 5 stars Thrilling and Funny
It keep your attention with tommy-lee jones and having will smith there just adds the right amount of comedy. I say anyone over then would like it! It has awsome special affects too! ... Read more


11. Men in Black (Superbit Collection)
Director: Barry Sonnenfeld
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The Superbit titles utilize a special high bit rate digital encoding process which optimizes video quality while offering a choice of both DTS and Dolby Digital 5.1 audio. These titles have been produced by a team of Sony Pictures Digital Studios video, sound and mastering engineers and comes housed in a special package complete with a 4 page booklet that contains technical information on the Superbit process. By reallocating space on the disc normally used for value-added content, Superbit DVDs can be encoded at double their normal bit rate while maintaining full compatibility with the DVD video format. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars This DVD is incredible!
First off, the 5.1 sound is terrific, even the opening credits will blow you away! And the picture has INCREDIBLE color representation. The menus are very fun too, and have very cool graphics. Like a previous reviewer says, the collector series is a better buy than the limited edition, because this one is almost as well loaded and is several bucks cheaper. You'll enjoy this film again and again with the DVD version.

4-0 out of 5 stars An entertaining sci-fi comedy.
The Plot:When an alien comes downs to earth to steal something extraordinary, something anything you could expect. When special agent named Kay(Tommy Lee Jones) needs a new parner to show him the ropes. When he meets an street smart cop(Will Smith), who has meet an alien. Since Kay has a feeling that the Cop could be a great secert agent, if he gives up the life he has. When the cop decided, then he become Jay(Smith). Jay has become to know every alien life form, which every alien is different. Including some alien are Criminals. When the alien comes down to earth, the alien makes trouble to get and steal something unique, the alien will do anything to get it. When Jay and Kay discover get mixed up by another aliens, including a plot, the coming of the end of the world. Jay and Kay will do anything to stop and save the world, if they could.

This limited edition 2 set DVD, Disc one has a excellent anomorphic widescreen transer(1.85:1) and Pan and Scan in also alivable in this Dual layer DVD. Also a visual commentary by Director-Barry Sonnenfield(The Addams Family 1&2, Wild Wild West) and actor-Jones. Also extra commentary for this editon by the Director-Sonnerfield, Make-up artist-Rick Baker and Industrial Light & Magic team. Also Dolby 5.1 Surround and Dolby 2.0 Surround is in english. Also french Dolby 2.0 Surround track. Disc 2, has a lot of extras like in Deleted and extended scenes, behind the scenes featurettes, edited your own scene and a lot more of extras. This film has a thin plot but it has great winning special make-up effects, Good CGI effects, and wonderful comic performances by Jones and Smith. Grade:A-.

5-0 out of 5 stars Very funny
I saw when I was younger and I thought it was pretty funny. When I got it for Christmas, Iwatched and it was hilarious! I was so surprised. If you're looking for some laughs, this movie is great! It's not just a sci-fi film.

5-0 out of 5 stars Smart and Fun.
Aliens are alive on Earth! Disguised as normal people, they live normal lives, for the most part. Like any group of people, um, intelligent creatures, most are good but - there are some bad ones out there. M.I.B. tells the story of Earth's unofficial "alien police" who keep the "bad" aliens in line.

In particular, M.I.B. tells the story of a new potential agent (Wil Smith) on his first case. An assassin alien has come to Earth to kill the prince of an alien empire and steal a rare jewel. Lead by a veteran agent played by Tommy Lee Jones, both agents try to save the prince and capture the assassin.

During the chase, we are treated to the birth of an alien octupus, exposed to amazing technologies, and given "credible" explanation to some of the enduring mysteries of our time. This movie delivers on both the action and comedy fronts. It is funny on many levels, very enjoyable. Usually I like to compare this movie to another because we all have different senses of humor, but it is hard to do here. M.I.B. may not be unique, but I don't know of any films quite like it. Recommended.

5-0 out of 5 stars Thrilling and Funny
It keep your attention with tommy-lee jones and having will smith there just adds the right amount of comedy. I say anyone over then would like it! It has awsome special affects too! ... Read more


12. Minority Report (Single Disc Edition)
Director: Steven Spielberg
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4-0 out of 5 stars Superbly executed
You'll enjoy this stylish blend of sci-fi and film noir if you're willing to suspend your disbelief at the door. Many have decried the illogical holes in Scott Frank and Jon Cohen's otherwise excellent screenplay, but in the end these deficiencies hardly matter. Movies dealing with predestination never answer the big questions effectively - they just use them as the springboard for a story. And "Minority Report" tells a pretty good one, even if it does reveal where it's going too soon and is occasionally marred by Spielberg's trademark mawkishness. Tom Cruise is hugely enjoyable as the frantic John Anderton, and Colin Farrell does a fine job of making you hate Detective Witwer. It looks great, sounds great, holds your attention for all 147 minutes, and will even have you giggling at the spectacular product placements and some unexpected comedy. It's a reasonably faithful adaptation of Philip K. Dick's story, too, so fans of the original should be pleased - although Act 3 does see the writers wandering into Hollywood-ending territory and has Spielberg wrapping things up on a typically optimistic false note. Still, it's refreshing to see a bunch of filmmakers tackling a sci-fi adaptation seriously and successfully while still keeping an eye on the box-office. If you're going to spend close to $100 million on a sci-fi project - and, let's face it, these days you have to - then you also have to consider the return. The result is a memorable film that strikes a savvy balance between deep thought and commercial appeal. "A.I" flopped because it glorified the former and "The Time Machine" failed by pandering to the latter. "Minority Report" wisely walks the middle-path. It won't have enough explosions to thrill die-hard action fans, nor quite enough depth to really please sci-fi devotees. But for the rest of us, it works.

5-0 out of 5 stars Critics say this is five stars. For once they're right!
I probably would have waited until Minority Report hit the rental stands if it weren't for all the five-star ratings critics have been giving this movie. After being digitally assaulted by the current crop of high-budget special effects films like Spiderman and Attack of the Clones, I was already weary of acting and storyline taking a backseat to gee-whiz computer graphics. I underestimated Spielberg's ability.

So what is the plot exactly? Well, dear reader, take comfort in knowing I will not spoil the movie for you. In the year 2054, Americans are subjected to Gap clothing stores (that scan your retina and hard-sell khakis by your name) as well as USA Today newspapers with animated front page covers that update in real-time. Tom Cruise is John Anderton, Washington D.C.'s top-cop in the experimental pre-crime unit that seeks out and eliminates would-be murderers through the use of precognitive beings that are able to sense murders shortly before they happen. The premise sounds wonderful until John discovers he's about to murder someone he has never met. This is the story on the surface yet it is not the story. I fear many will avoid this movie because this is all they will expect. I will stump for this movie because it's not just an action-thriller and it's not just a thinking-man's science-fiction movie. What lies beneath the story is much deeper and darker.

You see, even in knowing the future, Mr. Anderton is confronted with an awful dilemma. How can he prevent himself from killing the person he is supposed to murder if he has never seen the person he is supposed to kill or the location the murder is supposed to take place? Is the future preordained or does man create his own destiny? As Anderton uncovers the answers to these questions, viewers will find that this is not the underlying story either.

Minority Report is a dark and disturbing vision of the future made believable with Cruise's much more human characterization of Anderton than his previous Mission Impossible persona. Samantha Morton, Colin Farrell, and the incomparable Max von Sydow all serve to effectively help and hinder Anderton's quest. Are there flaws in the movie? Perhaps. The action scenes are impressive and appropriate, but one particular scene in the LEXUS factory contained so much eyeball-jarring camera manipulation that I felt I was hit by a "sick stick." And speaking of brand-names, reviewers complain of the blatant commercialization of the movie. Without question, an obscene amount of advertising permeates almost every frame. Did Spielberg sell out to the highest bidder or is he making a statement about the not-so-distant future, or even the present? I'll let you decide. Finally, the fact this movie received a PG-13 rating is a statement in itself. I remember all the controversy generated by parent-groups when Poltergeist received a PG rating. It seems so long ago...

Yet credit must go to Steven Spielberg as there was much of this movie that could've been done ineffectively. After the disappointing box-office numbers of A.I., many (including myself) were expecting a dumbed-down formulaic hack to swing alongside the rest of the massives. Instead, Spielberg shows he's master of the technology as the impressive display of visuals serve to add to, not overwhelm the story. By the time the movie ends, you may find yourself pondering the kind of questions only philosophers argued over.

3-0 out of 5 stars does not live up to the hype.
this was supposed to be a glimpse into a very possible future.i heard on an hbo special that the directer payed the top experts in almost every field to come to his house for the weekend to discuss the realities that will be in the future.the fields included automative,law enforcement,science,marketing etc.im having a hard time beliving this now.the whole point of this story has any basis in reality at all.there are these 3 psycic chicks who the government keeps in a tank.there only function is to send mental images into these computers that fortell future murders.the murder rate drops to 0 and the system is perfect.well one day tom cruise gets his name as a would be murderer and decides to buck the system.there is a child abduction/murder angle in this movie.i think it is unthinkable enough that this really happens.i think it is an abselute atrocity that moviemakers feel like they have to put that in movies.i watch movies for entertainment not to be reminded how sick and twisted this world really is.or two hours i could escape the harsh realities.then some jerk says hmmmm we could use any bad guy we want.lets use a child killer.that sucks!i would have rated this movie a 4,if not for that.steven spielsberg is your director.ill give him yet another award.the most overated directer of all time.this is his best work ever though.theres a lot of slow parts in it also.a lot of police detective type work and talk.there are a couple gross parts but if you dont mind watching a movie centered around a child killer youll be alright.when the bad guy is finaly met,a very intense scene goes on.i was right there.the main psycic chick would be sexy if she wasnt so damn wierd.tom cruise does a great job in this one.this is a very good movie all in all but the hype makes it sound better.this is tom cruises 2nd best movie.this movie drags on longer than most.

5-0 out of 5 stars Do You Have One?
Minority Report definitely ranks as one of the best future-theme movies of all time. Although not as groundbreaking as The Matrix or visually stunning as Blade Runner, it has it's own pro's.

In a future where future crimes are predicted using triplets or 'Pre Cogs' with the ability to foresee events yet to come, the Police Officer in charge and support of the device himself (Tom Cruise) is accused of a murder that he has yet to commit. Though he believes that he is innocent, the squad doesn't, so Cruise sets out on his journey to find the truth.

The storyline for the movie is interesting, very thought provoking. A lot of what is talked about sounds complicated at first, but listening closely will reveal that they are really talking about the Minority Report of Cruise. Listen even more closely and you'll understand the entire movie, otherwise you will be lost.

Good actors playing good characters, impressive special effects, quality action, and a deepening plot - Minority Report is definitely worth the price of admission.

2-0 out of 5 stars Awful Minority
I may be in the minority, but Minority Report is awful. Tom Cruise shines in actual human dramas like Jerry McGuire or Rainman, but this futuristic garbage, this futurramma cop is just a showcase of movie technology without a heart. Vanilla Sky had the same problem. Why should I care about these characters that are so zippy futuristic? Spielberg cannot get science fiction right unless it's for children. His best movie required no computer gyration, Shindler's List, but then again, that movie had a script. I was asleep by the time they put this morph in the water. ... Read more


13. The Sandlot
Director: David M. Evans
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Average Customer Review: 4.76 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars The best baseball movie ever!
The Sandlot is a funny baseball movie that you'll love if your a child or an adult.
It's about a kid who moves into a knew neighborhood with no friends so he must learn how to play baseball to get friends and when he does in the summer the group runs out of balls to play with at the sandlot where they play so the Scott Smalls (the knew kid) ssteal's his step fathers baseball when he's away on business not knowing it's signed by Babe Ruth and he hit's it out of the sandlot into a yard with a dog they call the beast in it and while everybody feels good for him he needs to try to get the ball back from the beast and through the whole movie him and his friends are trying to find out how to get it back before his step dad get's back.I highly reccommand this movie if you like baseball or if you just like comedy's so at least rent this or buy it.

5-0 out of 5 stars Nostalgic, clean, all-American fun.
This is a lovely movie. Humor and nostalgia combine to create a film without a sturdy plot, but with lots of heart. The beauty of this movie, however, is not in the storyline. It's in the tough-as-nails friendship of a couple of guys on a baseball field; the simplicity of a game that brings people together, no matter what their age; the memories of campfires and sleepovers in treehouses; of trying to fit in; of splashing in a pool on a steaming summer day...

Who can forget the s'mores joke? The kid nicknamed Yeah-yeah? The erector set baseball-extractor? Wendy Peffercorn? Smalls' first baseball cap?

One of my favorite scenes in this movie is when the boys are playing baseball under a midnight sky exploding with fireworks while "America!" is crooned on the soundtrack. That scene wraps up in a nutshell what this movie is all about--friendship, baseball, dreams, and being young in small-town America.

4-0 out of 5 stars The Sandlot (1993)
Director: David Mickey Evans
Cast: Karen Allen, Dennis Leary, James Earl Jones, Arliss Howard, Tom Guirney
Running Time: 100 minutes.
Rated PG for some slapstick humor and some language.

"The Sandlot" is a great youth film that will keep the parents entertained as well, making it one of the few family sports films that not either too cheesy for adults to enjoy or too suggestive to be appropriate for children. Set in the 1950's or so in a normal suburban town, Tom Guirney plays a short, shy kid who has just moved to the new neighborhood. He has always struggled with making friends, but eventually he gets involved with a group who love to play the good ol' American pasttime.

The group (which consists of many hilarious and memorable youngsters) go through many trials and tribulations together--chewing their first slab of tobacco while riding on a devastating roller-coaster, giving mouth-to-mouth resuscitation to one of the hottest girls in the history of the world, retreiving a special Babe Ruth autographed baseball that has been snatched up by the child-eating neighborhood pooch, and trying to beat the stuck-up traveling baseball team. When it is all said and done, "The Sandlot" is an above average tale of the joys of childhood and using the great game of baseball as its playing field. There are some hilarious scenes throughout, fine acting by the young cast, and a well-scripted screenplay that will make those of all ages laugh. A true gem of a family tale.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great movie for a gift !
My aunt sent this to my son when he was 2.
We live in France where baseball isn't played but
he LOVED the movie. He's almost 6 and he's seen it at
least 50 times. Now his 3 year old sister loves it.
It's just a great story.
I like it because is shows him my American culture.

5-0 out of 5 stars great movie
one of the best movies made i have to say. I think this movie is one of the great kid/ adult movies made. It is a cross between sports and adventure movie, and its a movie for all ages!!! If you haven't seen this movie, you're really missing out ... Read more


14. Men in Black (Collector's Series) - DTS
Director: Barry Sonnenfeld
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Average Customer Review: 4.19 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars This DVD is incredible!
First off, the 5.1 sound is terrific, even the opening credits will blow you away! And the picture has INCREDIBLE color representation. The menus are very fun too, and have very cool graphics. Like a previous reviewer says, the collector series is a better buy than the limited edition, because this one is almost as well loaded and is several bucks cheaper. You'll enjoy this film again and again with the DVD version.

4-0 out of 5 stars An entertaining sci-fi comedy.
The Plot:When an alien comes downs to earth to steal something extraordinary, something anything you could expect. When special agent named Kay(Tommy Lee Jones) needs a new parner to show him the ropes. When he meets an street smart cop(Will Smith), who has meet an alien. Since Kay has a feeling that the Cop could be a great secert agent, if he gives up the life he has. When the cop decided, then he become Jay(Smith). Jay has become to know every alien life form, which every alien is different. Including some alien are Criminals. When the alien comes down to earth, the alien makes trouble to get and steal something unique, the alien will do anything to get it. When Jay and Kay discover get mixed up by another aliens, including a plot, the coming of the end of the world. Jay and Kay will do anything to stop and save the world, if they could.

This limited edition 2 set DVD, Disc one has a excellent anomorphic widescreen transer(1.85:1) and Pan and Scan in also alivable in this Dual layer DVD. Also a visual commentary by Director-Barry Sonnenfield(The Addams Family 1&2, Wild Wild West) and actor-Jones. Also extra commentary for this editon by the Director-Sonnerfield, Make-up artist-Rick Baker and Industrial Light & Magic team. Also Dolby 5.1 Surround and Dolby 2.0 Surround is in english. Also french Dolby 2.0 Surround track. Disc 2, has a lot of extras like in Deleted and extended scenes, behind the scenes featurettes, edited your own scene and a lot more of extras. This film has a thin plot but it has great winning special make-up effects, Good CGI effects, and wonderful comic performances by Jones and Smith. Grade:A-.

5-0 out of 5 stars Very funny
I saw when I was younger and I thought it was pretty funny. When I got it for Christmas, Iwatched and it was hilarious! I was so surprised. If you're looking for some laughs, this movie is great! It's not just a sci-fi film.

5-0 out of 5 stars Smart and Fun.
Aliens are alive on Earth! Disguised as normal people, they live normal lives, for the most part. Like any group of people, um, intelligent creatures, most are good but - there are some bad ones out there. M.I.B. tells the story of Earth's unofficial "alien police" who keep the "bad" aliens in line.

In particular, M.I.B. tells the story of a new potential agent (Wil Smith) on his first case. An assassin alien has come to Earth to kill the prince of an alien empire and steal a rare jewel. Lead by a veteran agent played by Tommy Lee Jones, both agents try to save the prince and capture the assassin.

During the chase, we are treated to the birth of an alien octupus, exposed to amazing technologies, and given "credible" explanation to some of the enduring mysteries of our time. This movie delivers on both the action and comedy fronts. It is funny on many levels, very enjoyable. Usually I like to compare this movie to another because we all have different senses of humor, but it is hard to do here. M.I.B. may not be unique, but I don't know of any films quite like it. Recommended.

5-0 out of 5 stars Thrilling and Funny
It keep your attention with tommy-lee jones and having will smith there just adds the right amount of comedy. I say anyone over then would like it! It has awsome special affects too! ... Read more


15. Minority Report/A.I. Artifical Intelligence
Director: Steven Spielberg
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16. Like Mike/Sandlot
Director: David M. Evans
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