The Princess Diaries (Disney) (115 mins) (G)
CAUTION: Do not let the "G" rating on this movie fool you - still use caution when showing this movie to small children for it has some minor issues. It shows a divorced mom (but at least their separation was mutual and there was no adultery), and a feminized hairdresser (but not a homosexual). And Disney has over-commercialized and over-glorified "being a princess".
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"A Hip, Fun and Moving Modern Day Fairy Tale from the Director of 'Pretty Woman.'" San Francisco Beacon
Academy Award winner Julie Andres, enchanting newcomer Anne Hathaway and Hector Elizondo (Pretty Woman) lead a charmed cast in Disney's The Princess Diaries, a hilarious, hip and heartwarming modern day Cinderella story. Mia Thermopolis (Hathaway is a bright but terribly shy and gawky teenager whose goal in life is to survive each school day with a minimum of attention and embarrassment. Unfortunately, her wish to be invisible is thwarted when her estranged grandmother arrives and delivers the shocking news that she is a real life princess -- heir to the throne of Genovia! Furious and incredulous, the reluctant royal agrees to take " princess lessons" and make the biggest decision of her life -- in three weeks. And so begins a comical transformation towards poise and princess-ness when she finds herself in the middle of a media storm, jealous schoolmates an a plot to take over her country. Funny, uplifting and affirming -- your entire family will thoroughly enjoy this crown jewel.
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Special Features included on this DVD:
* "A new princess" Behind-the-scenes Featurette
* 8 Deleted scenes Introduced by Director Garry Marshall
* "The Ultimate Tea Party" Audio commentary with Julie Andrews and Anne Hathaway
* Audio commentary with Director Garry Marshall
* Myra Music Video "Miracles Happen"
* Krystal Musci Video "Super Girl"
* Fullscreen 1.33 to 1 (4:3) to fit older TVs
* Languages: English French
* Subtitles: Spanish
"Road To Redemption" (PG) (2001) (90 Mins)
Produced by World Wide Pictures in conjunction with Dean River Productions.
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"It's a trip. Buckle up!" "Laugh out loud funny."
"Thumbs up from the start to finish." - USA Radio
Buckle up for a cross-country chase from Las Vegas to Redemption, Montana!
Amanda Tucker's in a jam when a get-rich-quick scheme blows up in her face. She needs money fast. The only person who can help is a relative stranger -- Amanda's almost-forgotten, rich grandfather, Nathan but he just wants to go fishing.
Bad guys like Sully Santoro, hate when their pigeons skip town. Soon, Amanda's wide-eyed boyfriend, teams up with Vincent the Enforcer and a professional tracker in order to chase her down.
Cadillac splashes, motorcycles gangs and a heart of gold make ROAD TO REDEMPTION the comedy trip of a lifetime!
SOMETHING TO SING ABOUT (not rated) (2000) (87 Mins)
Produced by World Wide Pictures
For more information: www.somethingtosingabout.com
Love changes people in this music-fueled drama that will have you singing, smiling and searching your heart.
Starring Irma P. Hall (Patch Adams), Darius McCrary (Family Matters), Tamera Mowry (Sister, Sister) and Grammy Award winner Kirk Franklin, and introducing Rashaan Nail.
Tommy (McCrary) wants to get off the streets that have already trapped his buddy, G. Smmoth (Nall). But Tommy can't catch a break until his voice captures the heart of Memaw (Hall). The spunky old saint's loving friendship paves the way for redemption ... and a few growing pains.
Tommy's learning process involves Memaw's granddaughter, Lilly (Mowry). The two form a special bond that gets tested by the streets he's trying to avoid.
For the first time in his life, Tommy has something to hope for, something to live for, Something To Sing About. It will send your spirit soaring!