Cast: Bruce Willis, Radha Mitchell and Rosamund Pike Running time: 90 minutes Cast: Isla Fisher, Leslie Bibb and Hugh Dancy Running time: 105 minutes Cast: Robert De Niro, Drew Barrymore and Kate Beckinsale Running time: 100 minutes n These three Ezy DVDs are distributed by Berjaya HVN, with each selling at RM24.90. With Ezy DVD, you get to see shows of higher quality of VCDs though you do not get special features such as bloopers, deleted scenes, plus the commentaries by the actors and filmmakers.
If all this does not really matter to you, then you are likely to be happy with EZY DVDs. MY first disappointment with this show was that it is not high-octane action, at least not all the way.
But things do pick up as this science-fiction movie advances to an excellent conclusion.
The plot is the trademark of many of the unforgettable Willis movies I’ve seen.
Viewers are bound to be confused at the beginning, but the filmmakers do put things straight as the story progresses.
Willis is an FBI Agent named Tom Greer living in a generation when human beings are accustomed to using robots as surrogates to live out their personal lives.
The machines, which can be created to take on any form, are controlled by a human at home who remains in a special chair with gadgets attached to his head.
Everything appears to be perfect with a drop in crime rates and users are able to live out their wildest dreams. However, along with such technology comes the unexpected complexity of social and practical problems.
The action steps up when a group of activists aim to bring an end to the robots. THIS is an amusing and interesting mix of comedy with a serious message about shopping.
Rebecca Bloomwood (Fisher) knew as a child that shiny and bright items in a store never last – only the dull and brown things do.
However, she never realised the solemnity of that lesson until she grows up and ends up with 12 credit cards as her best friends.
Her obsession for shopping is so strong that even the mannequins start speaking to her.
Fortunately, one thing leads to another and she eventually comes to her senses. Fisher gives a delightful performance though not enough to leave a lasting impression on audiences. THERE’S a lovely quality about this movie that grabs you from the start. I simply love how relaxed and easy going it is.
And who more appropriate than the incredibly natural actor De Niro who plays Frank Goode, a widower with health problems and four grown up children.
The story starts off with Mr Relaxation himself, singer Perry Como and his delightful rendition of Catch A Falling Star.
In fact there are a lot more great songs from the past that are featured throughout the show.
Goode looks forward to seeing his children again but is disappointed when they call and cancel at the last minute. He decides to make a surprise visit to all of them despite his doctor’s advice that that he shouldn’t because of his lung problems.
The result is an extremely moving film filled with tears and laughter delivered in the way that only De Niro can.