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As the fight rages onunaccompanied by a musical scorethe men grow tired, and the swords seem to grow heavier. Roth received an Oscar nomination for his nasty character. Jessica Lange co-stars, looking ravishing with little or no makeup, as Rob Roys wife. Hamlet Shakespeares play, probably written in 1603, has been filmed many times, with Laurence Olivier, Mel Gibson, Kenneth Branagh, David Tennant, and others taking on the title role. Michael Almereydas terrific Hamlet (2000) is coolly modern, with Ethan Hawke starring as the youngest of the big screen Hamlets. Set in New York City of 2000, kings are now corporate CEOs, and the landscape is littered with advertising. Rather than writing a play to expose his mothers murderous second husband, Hamlet now makes an experimental film. Almereyda films with both 16mm film and his trademark Pixelvision (a toy camera), resulting in a moody movie with smeary colors. The great supporting cast lends even more color, especially Diane Venora as Hamlets mother Gertrude, Bill Murray as Polonius, and Steve Zahn as Rosencrantz. The Graduate Mike Nichols comedy The Graduate (1967) struck a chord with audiences and became the highest-grossing movie of the year. It also earned a Best Director Oscar for Nichols, as well as six other nominations. Nonetheless, its very much a product of its time, as well as a perfect melding of a combination of talents (no one artist contributed to its success). Screenwriters Calder Willingham and Buck Henry adapted Charles Webbs book with a collection of memorable one-liners, Simon and Garfunkels songs gave the movie a brainy, melancholy mood, and Nichols kept the humor dry.

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But there are early signs of trouble, too. A flashback explaining how Riddick wound up on this inhospitable rock does away with the entirety of The Chronicles of Riddick in two minutes. When Riddick traps a dingo-thing pup and tames it, the animal, which has the wide eyes of a Disney character, becomes such a precocious and playful creature that I kept waiting for Riddick to name it Marley (Riddick also manages to somehow teach the beast English, since he can say Bring me my reserves, and the adorable hyena-thing understands exactly what he means). Then the plot kicks in, and Riddick starts to fall apart. Two packs of bounty hunters come looking for Riddick, who is wanted across the galaxy, preferably dead. They are all B-movie stock types. There is the calm, authoritative one (Matt Nable), who doesnt want to kill Riddick, only to speak to him about something. There is the Hispanic hothead (Jordi Molla) who is prone to hissy fits and speaks in such a thick Spanish accent that you can barely make out what hes saying. There is the attractive, butch lesbian (Battlestar Galacticas Katee Sackhoff), who is just as tough as any of the guys. There is the black one (Bokeem Woodvine), who serves no discernible purpose other than to prove that African-Americans exist in the future, too. There is the religious one (Nolan Gerard Funk), who is constantly breaking out into prayer when he should be wielding a gun. Diesel disappears from the movie for a dangerously long stretch while his would-be hunters bicker and argue and trade insults, adding nothing to the films ridiculously bloated two-hour running time except irritation. Unlike true science fiction, Riddick doesnt have a single intriguing idea or concept.

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6, 2013. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Chris Young) Dakota Fanning Dakota Fanning arrives at Jason Reitman’s live reading of “Boggie Nights” on day 2 of the Toronto International Film Festival at the Ryerson Theatre on Friday, Sept. 6, 2013, in Toronto. (Photo by Arthur Mola/Invision/AP) Jason Reitman, Scott Thompson, Dakota Fanning, Jesse Eisenberg, Dane Cook, Marc-Andre Grondin, Jason Sudeikis, Olivia Wilde, Josh Brolin, Jordan Hayes, Jarod Einsohn Jason Reitman, from left, Scott Thompson, Dakota Fanning, Jesse Eisenberg, Dane Cook, Marc-Andre Grondin, Jason Sudeikis, Olivia Wilde, Josh Brolin, Jordan Hayes, and Jarod Einsohn arrive at Jason Reitman’s live reading of “Boggie Nights” on day 2 of the Toronto International Film Festival at the Ryerson Theatre on Friday, Sept. 6, 2013, in Toronto. (Photo by Arthur Mola/Invision/AP) Jake Gyllenhaal Jake Gyllenhaal arrives at the premiere of “Prisoners” on day 2 of the Toronto International Film Festival at the Elgin Theatre on Friday, Sept. 6, 2013, in Toronto. (Photo by Arthur Mola/Invision/AP) Terrence Howard Terrence Howard arrives at the premiere of “Prisoners” on day 2 of the Toronto International Film Festival at the Elgin Theatre on Friday, Sept. 6, 2013, in Toronto. (Photo by Arthur Mola/Invision/AP) Jake Gyllenhaal Actors Hugh Jackman, left, and Jake Gyllenhaal pose for a photograph on the red carpet at the gala for the new movie “Prisoners” during the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival in Toronto on Friday, Sept. 6, 2013.

Movies? Just drive in in Ipswich

But for me, I just to listen to Men Without Hats’ “Rhythm Of Youth” which had their most famous hit, “The Safety Dance,” on it. We may not have been able to do the Safety Dance in the car, but we sure as hell could listen to it! Anyway, it was either that or “Mr. Roboto” by Styx. Still, looking back, it’s a wonder how we ever put up with those long car drives which took us farther from civilization than any teenager could endure. There were only so many times that I could play with my Kermit The Frog hand puppet and have him lip sync to Juice Newton’s “Queen of Hearts.” I envy today’s generation as they now have the benefit of watching a movie in the car while their parents leave them with just about enough leg room in the back so they don’t complain too much. I tell ya, my brother and I could have used one of those in the car back then. It would have caused a lot of physical battles between us as he probably wouldve wanted to watch Das Boot while I would have wanted to watch The Great Muppet Caper for the 7,000th time, but it sure would have kept us entertained. Now if you are about to embark on a day or days long car ride with your families or friends and have one of these players in your car, you need to be prepared with the right DVD’s and Blu-rays to watch. Mind you, were not just talking about the best movies necessarily. We are talking about the best DVD’s and Blu-rays. Some of them have more special features than others, but they have just about enough to keep your guests entertained (most of them anyway) as you struggle to get to the halfway point on your trip. After that, things seem more possible than when you started off.

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and The Perfect Storm, at 9:30 p.m. View from cars or from beach chairs. The Ipswich High School Interact Club will be selling concessions. TICKETS: Suggested donation, $20 per carload. WHAT: Ipswich drive-in double feature, sponsored by the Recreation and Culture Department WHEN: Saturday, Sept. 7, 7:30 p.m. Rain date: Saturday, Sept. 14. Gates open at 7 p.m. Weather cancellation will be posted on the Recreation and Culture Departments Facebook page. WHERE: Ipswich Crane Beach parking lot, at the end of Argilla Road MOVIES: Field of Dreams, at 7:30 p.m. and The Perfect Storm, at 9:30 p.m. View from cars or from beach chairs.

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I think pornography makes our movies more real. And for that reason I am in support of it. If you take a good look at Hollywood movies for example, you will notice that it is rampant and it means nothing to them. Its like acting normal roles, first and foremost. Its a movie and you act exactly what is in your script. Or you can say that you are interpreting the script given to you. And there are restrictions, beside kissing and touching here and there. What we do in Nollywood is not porn. Nigerian movies are not made for everyone, besides, the regulatory body gives approval before such films are shown. Also there are age restrictions to viewing such films When asked if he could marry a girl who has exposed her nudity in a a sex scene, he retorted Love is blind. It can take you anywhere as long as the chemistry is there.

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Iron Man 3 Iron Man 3 was another Disney movie with a price tag of $200 million and it generated $1.2 billion in box office globally. The movie also boosted up sales of DVDs of the first two movies. The movie will be released in DVD later this month, and Amazon will sell the movie separately as well as in a package with the first two movies. Last year, the Avengers generated $87 million in DVD sales in the US alone (excluding other formats like the blu-ray). Iron Man 3 should perform similarly to the Avengers in the DVD market. Planes Finally, Disney’s latest movie Planes already reached the breakeven point at the end of 3 weeks. The movie’s budget was $50 million and it generated $104 million so far around the world. Planes is another Disney movie that will generate money in sales of related items, such as clothes, toys and baby products. Cars 2, which is somewhat comparable to Planes generated more than $80 million in DVD sales and Planes might come pretty close to that figure. Overall Impact to Disney In order to understand the overall impact of these movies to Disney, we have to open the company’s books and look at some numbers. According to Disney’s latest annual report , Disney generated $42 billion in revenues, of which, $5.83 billion came from the movie studio segment and $3.25 billion came from consumer products which are basically toys, baby products, books and other licensed gift items related to Disney’s movies.

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This makes it difficult for small filmmakers to find theatres willing to screen their movie. So, when a small budget movie releases in the few available theatres, the chances of it going unnoticed are higher and hence the producers prefer to wait for the right time, even as the interests on the monies raised to make the film, keeps adding up. “Big producers go for huge releases in a bid to maximise BO returns. So, the best time to release small budget films is when there are no big movies around. Many small films are now getting a lot of theatres, for the same reason,” says Adivi Sai Kiran, producer and director. He added that the makers are hoping the audience will come and watch these films at a time when there is a question mark over the release of big movies. Despite film screenings being stalled due to agitations in nine districts of Andhra Pradesh, some producers went ahead and released their movies, nevertheless, hoping to capitalise on the slew of public holidays in August. “Initially we planned to postpone the film, but seeing that a lot of good theatres were running empty, we decided to release the movie. It was a risk, but we decided to take the gamble and it paid off for us,” beams Chintalapudi Srinivasa Rao, producer of Adda. Though many small budget films hit the marquee, only a few have tasted success. “Besides availability of screens, a lot of factors, like content and publicity need to work for a film to become a success. In any case, the industry operates on a hit rate of 10%, which explains the dismal success rate. However, releasing a small budget film itself is a victory of sorts, irrespective of whether the producer gets any monetory benefit or not,” says Saikiran.