Alex "Hitch" Hitchens (Smith) is the Love Doctor, someone who will help you get the person you love from afar to notice you.
One of his clients, Albert Brennaman (James), who works for a Manhattan law firm, is in love with rich socialite Allegra Cole (Valetta), so Hitch gives him some advice on how to develop a relationship.
Meanwhile, Hitch meets a columnist, Sara Melas (Mendes), whom Hitch finds very interesting, so in between helping his clients, he tries his tricks on her.
Funny thing is that Sara is trying to discover the true identity of the Love Doctor as a story for her column, and she does not know that Hitch is the one. And, he does not know that she is looking for him either.
So, while Hitch seems successful in helping his clients find love, he has a tough time with his own romance. And, that is before she finds out who he really is.
Hitch is an easygoing romantic comedy, with predictable outcomes for all. It does have some very funny scenes, such as where Hitch shows Albert how to kiss, but most of the film is pretty banal.
These include Blooper Reel, Deleted Scenes, Dance Steps Made Easy, Love in New York, and other things.
- John E. Johnson, Jr. -
Lets see, David Lynch, Disney, rated G. Something here doesn't belong. Don't let either the big-eared mouse, or G rating fool you. This is most definitely a David Lynch film.
Right from the start it has his
touch all over it. In fact, in the first 5 seconds, you see a familiar
Lynch name, Angelo Badalamenti. Angelo was the composer on this and most
every other one of David Lynch's films, and his contribution to this
movie is stunning. The soundtrack is captivating. Every scene, every
color, ever long-held shot whispers David Lynch. From the odd-yet-normal
characters to the absolutely strange story, this is a wonderful story that is a must see for any David Lynch fan.
These include a tribute to Richard Farnsworth (this was his last film).
There are no scene selections, as David Lynch prefers his movies to be viewed as a
Deleted Scenes With Optional Director Commentary, Gag Reel, The Making
Of Guess Who Featurette, Director's Commentary, and some Previews.
In the meantime, Detective Hartigan (Willis) saves a young girl named Nancy (Alba) from a child molester, Roark Jr (Stahl), and in the process, he is shot by his partner, Bob (Madsen). Hartigan is framed for the child molestation and put in prison, because the child molester is the son of Senator Roark, a corrupt politician.
Years later, when Nancy is a young woman, Hartigan searches for her, because she was the only one who wrote to him in prison, and she knew that he was innocent.
The third story, going on at the same time as the other two, is about Jackie Boy (Del Toro), a gangster who likes to beat up prostitutes.
Towards the end of the film, all three storylines come together to show how the characters are all dependent on each other.
The characters all have heavy duty flaws of one sort or another, so the whole thing is reminiscent of the Film Noir movies in the 1940's.
Frank Miller contributed to the direction, and the entire thing is taken from his graphic novels about the same subject matter. Quentin Tarantino also was part of the direction team. Rodriguez was responsible for the cinematography.
These will all appear in a two-disc special edition to come in the
future. I hope that Sin City is shown in HD on one of the
satellite or cable channels at some point. Rodriguez anticipates that
the success of Sin City will result in a series. I suspect it
will, because this film is brilliant.
When Philip is murdered, Alexander becomes king, at age 20, and begins his quest.
From the kingdom of Persia, to Egypt, to India, there was just no stopping him
And all of this before his 25th birthday.
The story is told in flashback by Ptolemy (Hopkins), who was famous in his own right as a philosopher and scientist.
The way the story is portrayed, he made his soldiers very angry by insisting that they move on to conquer new lands rather than go home to their families. The implication is that it was poison that killed him in his early 30s.
Although nothing is told about his epilepsy, the story does include his bisexual relationship with Hephaistion (Leto). That word didn't mean anything in those days, however. Sexual activites between men were considered routine. But of course, his relationship with Hephaistion didn't sit well with his wife Roxane (Dawson).
I did get a kick out of seeing Angelina Jolie portray Alexander's mommy.
These include Resurrecting Alexander, Perfect is the Enemy of God, The
Death of Alexander, an Interview with the Director, and a few other
things. (There are two discs.)
Supported by sycophants Joseph (Matthes) and Magda (Harfouch) Goebbels, as well as Heinrich Himmler (Noethen), Hitler continued to believe he could summon Germanic peoples and weaponry to annihilate the Russians, who had entered Berlin and were bombarding everyone and everything.
In the final hours, he married his mistress Eva Braun (Kohler), and committed suicide, not wanting to end up hanging upside down like his pal Mussolini.
Wow, the film is incredible! One of the best war movies I have ever seen. They pulled no punches in showing the madness that existed to the very end. The film received an Academy Award nomination for Best Foreign Language Film.
The main impetus for the production is Traudl Junge, who was Hitler's personal secretary in the bunker. She provided exacting details of Hitler's behavior, so the story is about as accurate as it could ever be told. She died only just recently, and is portrayed by Alexandra Maria Lara in the movie.
Bruno Ganz is astonishing as Hitler. The most impactive portrayal of this man I have ever watched. If you like war movies, this one is an absolute must-see.
These include the Making of, and Cast and Crew Interviews.