DVDs Levine Campus
DVDS 1 OPEN YOUR EYES (Sp sound with Eng sub.)
In this steamy, intriguingly complex, psychological thriller the line between reality and fantasy is hopelessly blurred. 117 minutes, rated R
DVDS 2 HAPPENSTANCE (Fr sound with Eng sub.) A coincidental romance about six complete strangers affected by chance encounters during the course of one event-filled day: A charming and clever story about the "what if's" of life and love. 97 minutes, rated R (nudity)
DVDS 3 THE CLOSET (Fr Sound & Eng sub.) French humor, which isn't exactly subtle, is delivered via an especially broad premise in The Closet. A nebbish (Daniel Auteuil) who works at a condom manufacturer learns he's about to be fired; with the help of his neighbor, he pretends to be gay so his boss can't fire him without seeming prejudiced. Then a bigoted coworker (Gerard Depardieu) tries to worm his way into the nebbish's good graces because he's afraid of being fired. In the wrong hands, The Closet could be ham-fisted slapstick. What makes this movie truly delightful is the superb understatement with which every gag is handled; even the sight of Auteuil wearing a giant condom tip on his head has an impeccable deadpan grace. All the performances are excellent; Depardieu's smarm is particularly delicious. Each scene takes a new twist of social discomfort and befuddlement in this winning comedy. 85 minutes.R.
DVDS 4 AMELIE (Fr with Eng. or Sp sub.) Nominated for 5 Academy Awards including Screenplay. This magical comedy met overwhelming acclaim nationwide. A shy waitress working at a tine Paris café makes a surprising discovery and sees her life drastically changed for the better! She dedicates herself to helping others find happiness...in the most delightfully unexpected ways! But will she have the courage to do for herself what she has done for others? 122min.
DVDS 5 ALL ABOUT MY MOTHER (Sp with Eng/Fr Sub.)
1999 Pedro Almodovar film; winner of Oscar for best foreign film. Tragedy strikes hardworking mother and nurse when her beloved son is killed in a car accident. A screwball melodrama with plot twists....a real stunner. 102 minutes, R.
DVDS 6 Johnny 100 Pesos 1993 (Sp Sound. & Eng Sub.)
Based on a true story, an explosive thriller that tells the story of a misguided teenager who commits his first armed robbery with four small-time criminals. Their surefire plan immediately goes wrong and escalates into a hostage situation. In true tabloid style, the standoff with the police turns into a media circus. 95min. NR
DVDS 7 Nine Queens 2002 (Sp. sound Fr & Eng sub.)
A heist flick/thriller...world of suspicion, betrayal, and intrigue, where two small-time drifters team up to pull of a big-time score involving a set of valuable counterfeit stamps known as the Nine Queens. 115min. Rated R.
DVDS 8 SON OF THE BRIDE (Sp sound with Fr, Eng sub) A heartwarming story of love and the appreciation of life. Argentinean film, nominated for an academy award for Best Foreign Language Film. 124 min. Rated R
DVDS 9 Learn Advanced Spanish / Building on the basics / Standard Deviants. 2002
The Standard Deviants mix cutting edge technology, award-winning educational material and a troupe of young actors and comedians. Humorous skits, computer graphics and fun. 90 min.
DVDS 10 Learn Advanced Spanish / Verbs / Standard Deviants 2002 The Standard Deviants mix cutting edge technology, award-winning educational material and a troupe of young actors and comedians. Humorous skits, computer graphics and fun. 90 min.
DVDS 11 Selena 1997 (Eng, Fr, Sp sound & sub) Selena is the vibrant story of the Grammy winning singer whose life ended at its creative peak. Pulsating with Selena's voice on the soundtrack, the film is powerfully authentic. In the title role, Jennifer Lopez captures the warmth and electricity of a beloved entertainer. 128 min.
DVDS 12 Buena Vista Social Club 1998 (Sp sound, Eng sub.) Astonishing life stories, vibrant personalities, and unforgettable music of legendary performers who collaborated on the celebrated album, Buena Vista Social Club. From the crumbling neighborhoods of their native Havana, to their triumphant, sold out concerts in Amsterdam and New York's Carnegie Hall, its an unforgettable, deeply emotional journey into the passion, pride and humanity of the artists whose music sparked a world-wide music phenomenon. 105min.
DVDS 13 Belle Epoque 1994 (Sp sound, Eng sub.) An elderly artist gives shelter to a deserter from the royalist army in provincial Spain, 1931. While on the premises, the young man naturally notes the beauty of all four of his host's daughters. Each takes her turn at seducing him.... a series of brief character sketches filled out by the way each woman takes charge Sexual content, 109min.
DVDS 14 Finding Nemo 2003 (Eng, Sp, Fr Sound. & sub.) A delightful animated adventure of the undersea world. When his son Nemo is captured by a scuba-diver, an anxious clownfish named Marlin sets off into the vast--and astonishing ocean to find him.100min
DVDS 15 L'Auberge Espagnole
DVD 16 Talk To Her (Sp/Fr Sound.& Eng/Fr sub) Director Pedro Almodóvar of All About My Mother ame. A female bullfighter is gored by a bull and sent into a coma. Characters meet and intertwine.. The story goes in directions that manage to be sad, hopeful, funny, and creepy, sometimes at the same time.
DVD 17 AMORES PERROS 2000 (Fr Sound Eng sub.) is a bold, intensely emotional, and ambitious story of lives that collide in a Mexico City car crash. Inventively structured as a triptych of overlapping and intersecting narratives, AMORES PERROS explores the lives of disparate characters who are catapulted into unforeseen dramatic situations instigated by the seemingly inconsequential destiny of a dog named Cofi. In "Octavio and Susana," Cofi's teenage owner enters his dog into the brutal world of dog fighting to raise money for his elopement with his brother's young and appealing wife. A powerful and profound story of love, loss, retribution and redemption, Drama, Thriller, (1hr 53).
DVD 18 The Motorcycle Diaries 2004 (Fr, Sp Sound, Eng, Fr Sub.) This foreign-language drama tells the incredible true story of a 23-year-old medical student from Argentina -- future revolutionary Che Guevara (Gael Garcia Bernal) -- who motorcycled across South America with his friend Alberto Granado (Rodrigo de la Serna) beginning in 1951. Walter Salles's film is based on Guevara's diaries of the trek, a deeply personal odyssey that ultimately crystallized the young man's budding political beliefs. 127 min R Rated.
DVD 19 My Life Without Me 2003 (Fr, Eng sound with Eng, Fr Sub.) A mother of two stuck in a dead-end job, 23-year-old Anne (Sarah Polley) has received nothing but grief from her troubled parents and her slacker husband (Scott Speedman). But it takes an illness with a bleak prognosis to break open her longing for a better life. When she finds out she's dying, Anne makes a list of important things she wants to accomplish: get acrylic nails, sleep with another man and, most of all, realize her true potential. R Rated, Drama, Romance, 106 min.
DVD 20 Teaching Systems Spanish: Ser and Estar This DVD will capture your students' attention and make the subject, come alive! Content includes a topic based video programming, classroom notes, graphic handouts, quiz, and answer questions plus a fact filled video segment accompanied by quiz and discussion questions. Vocabulary, using ser, differences between ser & estar, conjugating ser, using estar, conjugating estar, practice sentences, review, 26 min.
DVD 21 Spanish Alphabet / Pronunciation This DVD will capture your students' attention and make the subject come alive! Content includes a topic based video programming, classroom notes, graphic handouts, quiz, and answer questions plus a fact filled video segment accompanied by quiz and discussion questions. Topics covered: vocabulary, the Spanish alphabet, pronunciation of vowels, cognates, pronunciation of tricky consonants, diphthongs, review. 26 minutes.
DVD 22 Van Helsing 2004 (Eng, Fr, Sp Sound with Sp, Fr Sub.) A legendary monster hunter, is summoned to a mysterious land in Europe. He teams with Anna, the beautiful descendent of a family committed to battling Count Dracula. Once in Transylvania, Van Helsing and Anna must combat some of the most notorious monsters from history including the Wolf Man and Frankenstein's Monster. Action, Adventure, Fantasy PG 13,132 min.
DVD 23 X-Men: First Class 2011 (Eng, Fr, Sp Sound with Eng, Sp, Sub.) This movie is the thrilling, eye-opening chapter you’ve been waiting for...Witness the beginning of the X-Men Universe. Before Charles Xavier and Erik Lensherr took the names Professor X and Magneto, they were two young men discovering their superhuman powers for the first time, working together in a desperate attempt to stop the Hellfire Club and a global nuclear war.
DVD 24 The White Ribbon 2010 (Gr, Sound, Eng Sub.) On the eve of World War I, strange accidents in a small Protestant village in Northern Germany involve the children and teenagers of a choir run by the schoolteacher and their families. The abused and suppressed children of the villagers seem to be at the heart of this mystery as these events gradually take on the character of a punishment ritual. Drama, Not rated, 144 min.
DVD 25 The Missing 2003 (Eng, Fr sound, Eng, Fr Sub.) In 1885 New Mexico, a frontier medicine woman forms an uneasy alliance with her estranged father when her daughter is kidnapped by an Apache brujo. Adventure, Thriller, R rated, 137 min.
DVD 26 Three men and a Cradle 1985 (Fr with Eng sub) Three bachelors in an upscale apartment continue to pursue women and their jobs, deflecting police snoopers and drug dealers, all the while caring for a baby girl left on their doorstep. That's the set-up, which the American remake never got beyond. The movie is really about how gender switching, including diaper-changing and bottle feeding, permits the inner man to express his true self. All of the actors have a sweet sense of ensemble, yet each man bonds with the baby in his own way. If you have to ask how this perfectly charming comedy will end, you have never been a parent. Comedy, PG13, 106 min.
DVD 27 Bewitched 2005 (Eng, Fr sound, Eg, Fr sub) Isabel, a beautiful witch, decides to live without witchcraft & goes to Hollywood looking for romance among mortals. Jack, an actor, convinces Isabel to co-star in a remake of the original 'bewitched' series in a move to resurrect his career. They fall in love causing the worlds of witches & mortals to collide. Comedy, PG13, 103 min.
DVD 28 Spanglish 2004 (Eng, Fr sound with Sub. Eng, Fr) A beautiful Mexican housekeeper, Flor (Paz Vega), is hired by a rich Los Angeles family, everyone's life is upended in hilariously zany ways, especially when the parents (Téa Leoni and Adam Sandler) make it their mission to be so welcoming that they become overwhelming. Cultures clash with a mighty clang -- especially when the man of the house is charmed by Flor's beauty -- in this comedy of manners and mayhem directed by James L. Brooks. PG-13.131 min.