Leonardo DiCaprio finally took home one of those golden statuettes this week, and it’s a good time to look back on his body of work so far. Fortunately, right now (as of 3/1/16) Amazon’s got several DiCaprio films on sale to own for as little as $3.99.
Titanic (PG-13, 4/5 stars, currently priced at $7.99 to own in SD / $8.99 in HD)
84 years later, a 101-year-old woman named Rose DeWitt Bukater tells the story to her granddaughter Lizzy Calvert, Brock Lovett, Lewis Bodine, Bobby Buell and Anatoly Mikailavich on the Keldysh about her life set in April 10th 1912, on a ship called Titanic when young Rose boards the departing ship with the upper-class passengers and her mother, Ruth DeWitt Bukater, and her fiancé, Caledon Hockley.
Meanwhile, a drifter and artist named Jack Dawson and his best friend Fabrizio De Rossi win third-class tickets to the ship in a game. And she explains the whole story from departure until the death of Titanic on its first and last voyage April 15th, 1912 at 2:20 in the morning. – Written by Anthony Pereyra
Shutter Island (PG-13, 4/5 stars, currently priced at $3.99 to own in SD / $7.99 in HD)
It’s 1954, and up-and-coming U.S. marshal Teddy Daniels is assigned to investigate the disappearance of a patient from Boston’s Shutter Island Ashecliffe Hospital.
He’s been pushing for an assignment on the island for personal reasons, but before long he wonders whether he hasn’t been brought there as part of a twisted plot by hospital doctors whose radical treatments range from unethical to illegal to downright sinister.
Teddy’s shrewd investigating skills soon provide a promising lead, but the hospital refuses him access to records he suspects would break the case wide open. As a hurricane cuts off communication with the mainland, more dangerous criminals “escape” in the confusion, and the puzzling, improbable clues multiply, Teddy begins to doubt everything – his memory, his partner, even his own sanity.
– Written by alfiehitchie
The Great Gatsby (PG-13, 3.5/5 stars, currently priced at $6.99 to own in SD / $9.99 in HD)
New York,1929. Bond-seller Nick Carraway, in a sanitarium for depression and alcoholism, is persuaded by his doctor to write a therapeutic account of what put him there.
Nick’s journal describes how, seven years earlier, he had moved to a tiny house on Long Island adjoining the sumptuous mansion owned by enigmatic neighbour, the fabulously wealthy Jay Gatsby.
After attending one of Gatsby’s legendary parties Nick is asked by Gatsby to arrange a meeting with his cousin, Daisy, now married to the brutish and philandering Tom Buchanan, who was Gatsby’s true love, prior to war service.
As Nick complies he comes to see that Gatsby, once a poor boy, has recreated himself as a fascinating millionaire purely to win Daisy back but the events of a drunken afternoon conspire to bring about an ending which is anything but happy. – Written by don @ minifie-1
Blood Diamond (R, currently priced at $4.99 to own in SD — not available in HD)
In 1999, in Sierra Leone, the fisherman Solomon Vandy dreams on the day that his young son Dia Vandy will become a doctor. His dreams are shattered when the rebels invade his village and kidnap him to work in the diamond mines.
Solomon finds a huge pink diamond and while hiding it, the commandant of the rebels sees, but the rebels are attacked and Solomon is arrested by the government army. While in jail, the wounded commandant tell the prisoners that Solomon found the stone, and the mercenary smuggler Danny Archer from Zimbabwe releases Solomon and proposes to exchange the diamond for his missing family.
Using the idealistic American journalist Maddy Bowen, Danny locates the wife and daughters of Solomon in a refugee camp, but is informed that his son has been recruited by the rebels. Solomon and Danny consolidate a partnership, with Solomon looking for and finding his son, and Danny looking for the diamond and finding redemption. – Written by Claudio Carvalho
What’s Eating Gibert Grape is a beautifully shot movie of tenderness, caring and self-awareness that is set amongst the fictional working class, one street town Endora. Centred around the Grape family, Ellen and Amy and their two brothers Arnie and Gilbert, who, along with their morbidly obese widowed mother Bonnie Grape are striving to survive and coexist with the absence of a father figure, low wage work and seventeen-year-old Arnie’s severe mental condition.
It is in this awkward and extremely one sided affair that the unfortunate Gilbert has to constantly, while working for the town’s slowly dying convenience store, take care of his younger brother Arnie. Gilbert’s life, his future, is thwarted he knows this, but…his love and bond for Arnie cannot, and will not, be let go. That is until the free spirit of Becky arrives in town, and with her grandmother are stranded for the week while waiting for parts for their vehicle. This realization unties new feelings, new thoughts and new hope for the put-upon Gibert; something new is eating Gilbert Grape. – Written by Cinema_Fan