Friday, 29th May 2020

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DVD New releases & TV programs

DVD New releases & TV programs

Next month's DVD reviews will be brought to you courtesy of Movie World, opening soon in Sabinillas. Movie World Sabinillas and the original “Chocolate Bar” bring the cinema to your home! For information Tel: 697 590 275

The Libertine
“You will not like me,” sneers John Wilmot (Johnny Depp) to camera at the start of The Libertine. But you will. And you’ll also like this brilliant lesson in decadent historical immorality. The film is set around the Swinging 1660s, where Puritanism is at an end and the country is reveling in a newfound sense of liberalism. At the forefront of this binge-drinking, freeloving reactionary moment is Wilmot, the 2nd Earl of Rochester, a man whose wit and literary talent are only matched by his libido and capacity for alcohol and wenching. Think Oscar Wilde joins Motley Crue and you’ll be pretty much there.

Brokeback Mountain
Already known around these parts as “that gay cowboy story” Brokeback Mountain” is actually so much more than that. Yes, it’s a modern western with, at its deeply passionate heart, a love story between two men, but somehow the sex of the protagonists almost doesn’t warrant mention. It’s not so much a gay love story as just a love story. A very beautiful and heartbreaking one at that. Ranch hand Ennis Del Mar (Heath Ledger) and would-be rodeo cowboy Jack Twist ( Jake Gyllenhaal) meet when both find work sheepherding on Brokeback Mountain. It’s a long, lonely employment and, over the course of the summer, their somewhat inarticulate camaraderie evolves into a more intimate relationship.

The Producers
ItÂ’s been a strange journey for the Producers. Having started life as a (frenetic) Mel Brooks movie it was reinvented as a (frenetic) stage farce. Now the (frenetic) stage Musical has been turned into a (not as frenetic as it should be) film. Theatrical producer Max Bialystock (Nathan Lane, reprising his Broadway role) is struggling. His latest plays have failed and heÂ’s forced to squire a number of grabby old ladies around town in order to make ends meet. So when timid accountant Leo Bloom (Matthew Broderick) mentions that, actually, you could make more money from a spectacular failure than a successful production, Max thinks theyÂ’re on to something. If they can find the worst play ever, get more backing than they need and close on opening night, they can line their pockets with the surplus.


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