Cast: Yanic Truesdale, Getenesh Berhe, Andrew Bushell, Henderson Wade
While on a road trip to spread her godfather's ashes, Daphne and her ill godmother Fran get into an accident forcing them to make an unexpected stop. Wanting to keep Fran off the road, Daphne enlists Matthew, their mechanic, to be her fake boyfriend. But soon their fake relationship isn't so fake after all.
Cast: Graham Greene, Colm Meaney, Keir Gilchrist, Julian Richings
Cody Brewer, a quiet New England fisherman isn't doing too well for himself. His wife feels neglected, and his son keeps getting picked on by the school bully. While out collecting his lobster traps one day, Cody finds a strange green moss that holds magical powers. Once word gets out about the magical moss, the entire town suddenly becomes Cody's best friend, all hoping to get a piece of it. With the townspeople clamoring for some moss and the already delicate state of the Brewer family, Cody has a tough time figuring out exactly what to do.—Anonymous
In China during 1862, Lord Lindsey rules the opium trade while The Red Lotus Society, a group of Wushu warriors, fights to restore justice unto the people. When Lindsey sets out to kill a reverend and his son, Jonathon, the boy is whisked away by a Red Lotus leader to a protective village where he is trained in the art of Wushu. Several years later, Jonathon is fighting alongside The Red Lotus Society seeking vengeance for his father's death. But when he unwittingly kidnaps Lindsey's daughter, a princess, the village is put in danger and the ultimate battle between Lindsey's forces and The Red Lotus Society is unleashed.
Cast: Jonathan Taylor Thomas, Bebe Neuwirth, Wallace Shawn, Rob Schneider
"The Adventures of Pinocchio" is a timeless tale that has enchanted audiences for generations. The story of a wooden puppet who dreams of becoming a real boy has captivated readers, theater-goers, and movie-watchers alike. In 1996, a new film adaptation of the story was released, directed by Steve Barron and starring Martin Landau, Jonathan Taylor Thomas, and Rob Schneider. In this article, we explore the film's enchanting storyline, the magical performances of its cast, and the stunning visuals that bring the world of Pinocchio to life.
At its core, "The Adventures of Pinocchio" is a story about the power of dreams and the importance of being true to oneself. Pinocchio, the wooden puppet who longs to become a real boy, is a character who is easy to root for. His journey is one that is filled with obstacles and challenges, but ultimately, it is a journey of self-discovery and self-acceptance. The film adaptation stays true to the heart of the story, while also adding its own unique twists and turns.
One of the strengths of "The Adventures of Pinocchio" is the magical performances of its cast. Jonathan Taylor Thomas, who plays the titular character, brings a sense of innocence and wonder to the role. Martin Landau is also excellent as Geppetto, the kind-hearted woodcarver who creates Pinocchio. His performance is both heartwarming and heartbreaking, as he watches his creation struggle to become a real boy. The supporting cast, which includes Rob Schneider, Udo Kier, and Bebe Neuwirth, also deliver strong performances that add to the film's overall charm.
But perhaps the most striking aspect of "The Adventures of Pinocchio" is its stunning visuals. The film was shot on location in Italy, and the beautiful landscapes and architecture add to the film's sense of timelessness and magic. The special effects used to bring Pinocchio to life are also impressive, and the puppetry and animatronics are seamlessly integrated into the live-action scenes. The film's use of color and light is also effective in creating a sense of whimsy and wonder.
While "The Adventures of Pinocchio" is primarily a family-friendly film, it does have its moments of darkness and danger. The scenes with the evil puppet-master Stromboli (played by Udo Kier) are particularly intense and may be too scary for very young children. However, these moments of darkness are necessary to the story and help to add a sense of urgency and stakes to Pinocchio's journey.
In conclusion, "The Adventures of Pinocchio" is a magical and timeless tale that has been brought to life in a beautiful and enchanting way in its 1996 film adaptation. With its enchanting storyline, magical performances, and stunning visuals, it is a film that is sure to delight viewers of all ages. The film stays true to the heart of the story while also adding its own unique twists and turns.
Cast: Ian Inigo, Luis Gerardo Méndez, José Zúñiga, Juan Pablo Espinosa
Renato, a Mexican aviation exec, is shocked to learn that he has an American half-brother he never knew about: free-spirited Asher. They are forced on a road trip together, tracing the path their father took from Mexico to the U.S.
It's Bad For Ya, Carlin's Emmy-nominated 14th and final HBO special from March of 2008 features Carlin's noted irreverent and unapologetic observations on topics ranging from death, religion, bureaucracy, patriotism, overprotected children and big business to the pungent examinations of modern language and the decrepit state of the American culture. Carlin once again comes up with an hour of brand new material that not only makes you laugh, but makes you think. George Carlin will always remain part of the popular lexicon for his 'Seven Dirty Words' routine, and as a comedian who was never afraid to challenge his audience.