September 22, 2012 by movieusa
Educating Rita: This is an amusing adaptation of Willy Russell’s level play in reference to a youthful working class spouse who desires to more superior herself, and chooses boozy professor Caine as her mentor. Walters is phenomenal in her film debut reconstructing her level role and Caine has one of his best roles as her mentor. Cast includes Michael Caine, Julie Walters, Michael Williams, Maureen Lipman, Jeananne Crowley, and Malcolm Douglas. (110 minutes, 1983)
Hard To Kill: Mason Storm has evidence of political corruption. When he tells his superiors, corrupt cops invade his house, kill his wife and shoot him, leaving him for dead. Seven years later, he wakes from his coma, and he now has revenge on his mind.
Cast Away: Fed Ex inspector Chuck Noland travels the world doing his job. His excessive travel and work ethic have strained his relationship. When a plane crash leaves him alone on a deserted island he becomes a changed man. Finally being rescued, he must adjust again, as he is going home.
Albino Alligator: Disheartening compartment piece in regards to a trio of dysfunctional lawbreakers who conceal out in a basement bar in New Orleans, accidentally starting a captive siege. In the mean time, the Feds assemble outside, imagining a much more perilous and desired lawbreaker is holed up inside. Spacey’s directorial debut presents a excellent cast and gets off to a excellent start, however it sputters to a dramatic stop midway through. Cast includes Matt Dillon, Faye Dunaway, Gary Sinise, William Fichtner, Viggo Mortensen, John Spencer, and Skeet Ulrich. Cast includes Emmet Walsh, Joe Mantegna, Frankie Faison, and Melinda McGraw. (97 minutes, 1997)
Soul Food: The tradition of Sunday dinners with Mama Joe has kept the family together for going on 40 years. When she is hospitalized with diabetes, the Sunday dinners stop. Almost immediately the family falls into turmoil, with lots of infighting and problems. Finally Mama Joe’s grandson Ahmad sees what needs to be done, and Sunday dinners are revived.
Only While I Laugh: Fun con-game film finds 3 self belief dudes planning to vend militant African ambassador fragment metal in annunciation cases. Cast includes Richard Attenborough, David Hemmings, Alexandra Stewart, and Nicholas Pennell. (104 minutes, 1968)
Blindrnan: Anthony desires reprisal from a gentleman who robbed 50 mail order newlyweds. This provides meaningless amusement, albeit some film with Ringo as an oily Mexican bandit might help the film. Cast includes Tony Anthony, Ringo Starr, Agneta Eckemyr, and Lloyd Batista.(105 minutes, 1972)
The Proud and Profane: Spotty WW2 romance tale has numerous resemblances to From Here to Forever. However, Kerr-Holden romance is on no account believable. Cast includes William Holden, Deborah Kerr, Thelma Ritter, Dewey Martin, William Redfield, Ross Bagdasman, and Marion Ross. (111 minutes, 1956)
Bright Lights, Big City: A young writer moves to New York to work for a major magazine. His life is a mess, his mother died recently, now his wife has left him. He now finds himself escaping into the seedy nightlife in New York City than never ends. Can he escape the downward spiral he is on?
Live a Little, Love a Little: Elvis manages to land two well paying photographer’s jobs and work them both by jumping to and fro from office to office. Delightful, if normal, Presley fare. Cast includes Elvis Presley, Michele Carey, Don Porter, Rudy Vallee, Dick Sargent, Sterling Holloway, and Eddie Hodges. (90 minutes, 1968)