Watch this short Preview Trailer for the new animated movie Rango, starring Johnny Depp.
Movie: Big Night (1996)
Primo and Secondo are two brothers who have emigrated from Italy to open an Italian restaurant in America. Primo is the irascible and gifted chef, brilliant in his culinary genius, but determined not to squander his talent on making the routine dishes that customers expect. Secondo is the smooth front-man, trying to keep the restaurant financially afloat, despite few patrons other than a poor artist who pays with his paintings. The owner of the nearby Pascal’s restaurant, enormously successful (despite its mediocre fare), offers a solution – he will call his friend, a big-time jazz musician, to play a special benefit at their restaurant. Primo begins to prepare his masterpiece, a feast of a lifetime, for the brothers’ big night… Written by Tad Dibbern <DIBBERN_D@a1.mscf.upenn.edu>
Movie: Fellini Satyricon (1969)
In first century Rome, two student friends, Encolpio and Ascilto, argue about ownership of the boy Gitone, divide their belongings and split up. The boy, allowed to choose who he goes with, chooses Ascilto. Only a sudden earthquake saves Encolpio from suicide. We follow Encolpio through a series of adventures, where he is eventually reunited with Ascilto, and which culminates in them helping a man kidnap a hermaphrodite demi-god from a temple. The god dies, and as punishment Encolpio becomes impotent. We then follow them in search of a cure. The film is loosely based on the book Satyricon by Gaius Petronius Arbiter, the “Arbiter of Elegance” in the court of Nero. The book has only survived in fragments, and the film reflects this by being very fragmentary itself, even stopping in mid-sentence. Written by Steven Pemberton <Steven.Pemberton@cwi.nl>
Movie: 8½ (1963)
Guido is a film director, trying to relax after his last big hit. He can’t get a moments peace, however, with the people who have worked with him in the past constantly looking for more work. He wrestles with his conscience, but is unable to come up with a new idea. While thinking, he starts to recall major happenings in his life, and all the women he has loved and left. An autobiographical film of Fellini, about the trials and tribulations of film making. Written by Colin Tinto <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Director: Federico Fellini
- Release Date:25 June 1963 (USA)
- Run Time:138 min
- Country: Italy , France
- Genre: Drama , Fantasy
Tagline: A picture that goes beyond what men think about – because no man ever thought about it in quite this way!
Movie: Pulp Fiction (1994)
Jules Winnfield and Vincent Vega are two hitmen who are out to retrieve a suitcase stolen from their employer, mob boss Marsellus Wallace. Wallace has also asked Vincent to take his wife Mia out a few days later when Wallace himself will be out of town. Butch Coolidge is an aging boxer who is paid by Wallace to lose his next fight. The lives of these seemingly unrelated people are woven together comprising of a series of funny, bizarre and uncalled-for incidents. Written by Soumitra
- Director: Quentin Tarantino
- Release Date:14 October 1994 (USA)
- Run Time:154 min | USA:168 min (special edition)
- Country: USA
- Genre: Crime , Drama , Thriller
- MPAA:Rated R for strong graphic violence and drug use, pervasive strong language and some sexuality.
Tagline: Girls like me don’t make invitations like this to just anyone!
Trivia: During an interview Quentin Tarantino admitted that Jules’ Samuel L. Jackson bible quote of Ezekiel 25:17 was something he remembered from the Sonny Chiba movie Karate Kiba (1976) aka The Bodyguard. He said he never read it in the bible, and it is taken almost word for word from that film. Tarantino has always been a Chiba fan and has included references to him in _True Romance (1993)_ and a cameo by Chiba in Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003).
Goofs: Revealing mistakes: When Jules opens the briefcase for Pumpkin (Ringo), an orange light bulb can be seen through the mirror on the top part of the inside.
Movie: Schindler’s List (1993)
Oskar Schindler is a vain, glorious and greedy German businessman who becomes unlikely humanitarian amid the barbaric Nazi reign when he feels compelled to turn his factory into a refuge for Jews. Based on the true story of Oskar Schindler who managed to save about 1100 Jews from being gassed at the Auschwitz concentration camp. A testament for the good in all of us. Written by Harald Mayr <email@example.com>
- Director: Steven Spielberg
- Release Date:15 December 1993 (USA)
- Run Time:195 min | Turkey:185 min (TV version)
- Country: USA
- Genre: Biography , Drama , History , War »
- MPAA:Rated R for language, some sexuality and actuality violence.
Tagline: Whoever saves one life, saves the world entire.
Trivia: [June 2008] Ranked #3 on the American Film Institute’s list of the 10 greatest films in the genre “Epic”.
Goofs: Crew or equipment visible: When Oskar Schindler and Itzhak Stern negotiate with the Jewish investors outside the ghetto, Steven Spielberg is reflected on the rear window (his jacket is blowing in the wind).
Movie: I Love You Phillip Morris (2009)
Steven Russell is happily married to Debbie, and a member of the local police force when a car accident provokes a dramatic reassessment of his life. Steven realizes he’s gay and decides to live life to the fullest – even if it means breaking the law. Steven’s new, extravagant lifestyle involves cons and fraud and, eventually, a stay in the State Penitentiary where he meets sensitive, soft-spoken Phillip Morris. His devotion to freeing Phillip from jail and building the perfect life together prompts Steven to attempt and often succeed at one impossible con after another. Written by The Film Catalogue
- Release Date:October 2010 (USA)
- Run Time:Germany:102 min (European Film Market)
- Country: France , USA
- Genre: Comedy , Drama
- MPAA:Rated R for sexual content including strong dialogue, and language.
Tagline: The Conman who wouldn’t go straight
Trivia: The film is based on the real life story of Steven Jay Russell.