Andy Dufresne (Tim Robbins) is sentenced to two consecutive life terms in prison for the murders of his wife and her lover in the late 1940s. However, only Andy knows that he didn't commit the crimes. Sent to Shawshank Prison to do hard time, Andy--a taciturn banker in the outside world--has to learn to get by in the brutal, cutthroat confines of prison life. His quiet strength slowly earns the respect of his fellow inmates--most notably, Red (Morgan Freeman)--and even much of the prison staff. But Andy's seemingly stoic acceptance of his unjust imprisonment hides a fierce determination for freedom. This beautifully crafted movie features touching and sincere performances from the entire cast, with an uplifting message about humanity's indomitable spirit and the redemptive value of hope.
It seems that Frances McDormand has been cast in the most Coen Brothers movies, appearing in six of their 15 movies, although that's not terribly surprising since she is married to Joel Coen. Jon Polito, John Goodman, and Steve Buscemi are next with five movies each. The Coen's certainly do have intriguing tastes when it comes to actors. Hell, they even cast Tara Reid in The Big Lebowski. Oh well, nobody's perfect... Anyway, any fan of the Coen's will surely get a kick out of this awesome chart.
It would be great if some prankster actually swapped these out with the actual photos at their local multiplexes. I'm not advocating such trickery... but I'd love pictures to prove such trickery if someone takes the initiative... not that I'm advocating it...Read More
The Shawshank Redemption: Frank Darabont’s The Shawshank Redemption -- which received seven Oscar® nominations, including Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Original Score and Best Screenplay -- will be released by Warner Home Video (WHV) as a deluxe, bonus-packed 10th Anniversary Two-Disc Special Edition DVD October 5. The double-disc DVD will sell for $26.99 SRP. In addition, there will be a 10th Anniversary Limited Deluxe Edition Box Set, which will include film historian Mark Kermode’s book about the movie’s production and popularity and the soundtrack CD of Thomas Newman’s beautiful score along with the Two-Disc Special Edition DVD. The Limited Deluxe Edition Box Set will be available for $44.99 SRP.
The Shawshank Redemption actually found its own ‘redemption’ on home video. While the film was considered an underachiever at the box office, the subsequent critical acclaim along with positive word of mouth, resulted in an explosive home video debut, topping the charts in 1995, before the DVD revolution began. It has maintained a strong following over the last decade and consistently ranks #1 or #2 on the Internet Movie Database’s (IMDB) User Poll of the top 250 movies.Read More
Movie Picture According to Variety, The Shawshank Redemption will get a limited theatrical rerelease in eight cities for two weeks this fall in celebration of the film's 10th anniversary and to promote Warner Home Video's two-disc special DVD edition debuting on October 5.
The two-week theatrical run of "Shawshank" will begin Sept. 24 in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, Boston, Philadelphia, Seattle and Austin.Read More