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Love Actually, a review by Tom




Title: Love Actually
Year: 2003
Director: Richard Curtis
Rating: FSK-6
Length: 129 Min.
Video: Anamorphic Widescreen 2.35
Audio: English: Dolby Digital 5.1, German: Dolby Digital 5.1, Commentary: Dolby Digital Surround
Subtitles: Commentary, English, German

Stars:
Bill Nighy
Hugh Grant
Emma Thompson
Keira Knightley
Colin Firth
Allan Rickman

Plot:
From the makers of Notting Hill and Bridget Jones's Diary comes the ultimate romantic comedy. This blockbuster film includes a fantastic all-star cast and an outstanding soundtrack.

The hilarious Love Actually explores the ups and downs of relationships in the weeks building up to Christmas. Boyfriends & girlfriends, husbands & wives, fathers & sons and rock stars & managers all combine to make Love Actually not just one story but ten very different ones.

Because if you look hard enough you will find love actually is all around.


Awards:
BAFTA2003WonActor In A Supporting RoleBill Nighy
BAFTA2003NominatedActress In A Supporting RoleEmma Thompson
BAFTA2003NominatedThe Alexander Korda Award For The Outstanding British Film Of The YearDuncan Kenworthy, Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Richard Curtis
Empire Magazine Awards2004WonBest British ActressEmma Thompson
Empire Magazine Awards2004WonBest British Film
Empire Magazine Awards2004WonBest NewcomerMartine McCutcheon
Empire Magazine Awards2004NominatedBest NewcomerAndrew Lincoln
European Film Awards2004NominatedHugh Grant
European Film Awards2004NominatedRichard Curtis
Golden Globe2003NominatedPicture - Musical or ComedyTim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Duncan Kenworthy
Golden Globe2003NominatedScreenplayRichard Curtis


Extras:
Commentary
Deleted Scenes
Featurettes
Music Videos
Scene Access
Trailers

My Thoughts:
Usually when you take an all-star cast and have countless of storylines going on at once, the result is a mess, because either one of the actors gets too much screentime, or too little. Or the most boring one gets the most, etc.
But in this movie it all worked out great. Each of the storylines probably could have been a movie of its own. It is like watching all of this movies at once, switching between them to just see the important scenes of each.

Rating:

(From Tom's Random Reviews on August 16th, 2009)

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Gunman From Bodie, a review by Rogmeister




Gunman From Bodie (1941)  62m
Directed by Spencer G. Bennet
Cast: Buck Jones, Tim McCoy, Tim McCoy, Raymond Hatton, Robert Frazer, Christine McIntyre, Frank LaRue

This is the second film in the "B" western series of the Rough Riders which starred Buck Jones, Tim McCoy and Raymond Hatton and is considered the best of the series.  It is a slightly confusing plot (as was the the first of the series, Arizona Bound).  In it, Buck Jones is apparently an outlaw while Tim McCoy is a marshal and Hatton is a cook on a ranch.  Unbeknownst to the other characters, the three are really friends working secretly together.  The story actually begins one rainy stormy night where Buck (as Bodie) comes across a couple who have been murdered by rustlers and he finds them dead but their baby is still alive and he find the woman still holding a note naming their killers.  It's okay...not great...and the picture quality is just so-so.    :-\

(From DCO third annual November Alphabet Marathon - discussion/review/banter thread on November 30th, 2009)

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"Due South" marathon, a review by Tom


3.05 Mountie & Soul (1997-10-26)
Writer: Paul Haggis (Created By), R.B. Carney (Writer)
Director: Steve DiMarco
Cast

(From "Due South" marathon on December 31st, 2009)