|Anastasia 1997 G, 94 min.|
Genre: Family / Animation / Musical / Drama
Director: Don Bluth
Cast: Meg Ryan, John Cusack, Kelsey Grammer, Christopher Lloyd, Hank Azaria, Bernadette Peters, Kirsten Dunst, Angela Lansbury, Rick Jones, Andrea Martin, Glenn Walker Harris Jr., Debra Mooney, Arthur Malet, Charity James, Liz Callaway
The Romanovs have been ruling Russia for 300 years, and Czar Nicholas (voice of Rick Jones) is throwing a party to celebrate. During the festivities, the evil Grigori Rasputin (voice of Christopher Lloyd) appears on the scene and places a curse on the Romanov family. Young Anastasia Romanov (voice of Kirsten Dunst) suffers amnesia after hitting her head and is separated from her grandmother, the Dowager Empress Maria (voice of Angela Lansbury). Years pass, and Anastasia (now the voice of Meg Ryan), who believes that her name is Anya, wants to learn who she really is. She travels to Paris with con men Dimitri (voice of John Cusack) and Vladimir (voice of Christopher Lloyd) who plan to pass Anya off as Anastasia and collect the reward money. They do not know that Anya is the real Anastasia, and a final showdown with Rasputin awaits.
|Beastmaster 2: Through the Portal of Time 1991 N/R, 107 min.|
Genre: Fantasy / Adventure / Action
Director: Sylvio Tabet
Cast: Marc Singer, Kari Wuhrer, Wings Hauser, Sarah Douglas, James Avery, Robert Z'Dar, Arthur Malet, Robert Fieldsteel, John Fifer, Charles Hyman, Michael Berryman, Lawrence Dobkin, Doug Franklin, Paul Goodman, Mark Roberts
Our hero, Dar (Marc Singer), can still telecommunicate with animals. He is back in this sequel, but the twist is that he is in contemporary Los Angeles where he uses modern-day animals to aid him in his quest to stop his evil brother from stealing an atomic bomb.
|The Black Cauldron 1985 PG, 80 min.|
Genre: Animation / Family / Adventure / Fantasy
Director: Richard Rich
Cast: John Hurt, Grant Bardsley, Susan Sheridan, Freddie Jones, John Byner, John Huston, Nigel Hawthorne, Arthur Malet, Lindsay Rich, Brandon Call, Gregory Levinson, Eda Reiss Merin, Adele Malis-Morey, Billie Hayes, Phil Fondacaro
In this Disney animated feature, a boy, Taran (Grant Bardsley) searches for the magic black cauldron to prevent the evil Horned King from taking possession of the pot for dastardly purposes.
|Halloween 1978 R, 90 min.|
Genre: Horror / Thriller / Sci-Fi
Director: John Carpenter
Cast: Jamie Lee Curtis, Donald Pleasence, Nancy Kyes, P.J. Soles, Charles Cyphers, Kyle Richards, Brian Andrews, Arthur Malet, Tony Moran, John Michael Graham, Nancy Stephens, Mickey Yablans, Robert Phalen, Brent Le Page, Adam Hollander
After stabbing his sister to death and then being institutionalized for 15 years, Michael Meyers (Tony Moran) escapes and returns to the scene of the crime for some more good old fashion killing on, you guessed it, Halloween. His psychiatrist Dr. Loomis (Donald Pleasence) is in hot pursuit while Michael spends the day trailing teenager Laurie (Jamie Lee Curtis) and her friends Lynda (P.J. Soles) and Annie (Nancy Kyes) around their Illinois town. Laurie has no date for Halloween and takes a baby sitting job while her friends plan on a night of frolic in the house across the street. Laurie spends a quiet evening–until she becomes suspicious and heads across the street to the dark party house. Terrifying! This low budget film spawned several sequels.
|Heaven Can Wait 1978 PG, 110 min.|
Director: Warren Beatty, Buck Henry
Cast: Warren Beatty, Julie Christie, James Mason, Jack Warden, Dyan Cannon, Buck Henry, Charles Grodin, Vincent Gardenia, Joseph Maher, Hamilton Camp, Arthur Malet, Harry D.K. Wong, Stephanie Faracy, Jeannie Linero, George J. Manos
Whoops! Due to some bungling by an overzealous angel (Buck Henry), L.A. Rams football star Joe Pendleton (Warren Beatty) dies before he is supposed to. Joe's body is cremated before the error can be corrected, and, to make up for the error, archangel Mr. Jordan (James Mason) offers to place his soul in the body of Leo Farnsworth whose wife Julia (Dyan Cannon) and secretary Tony Abbott (Charles Grodin) have plotted his demise. Environmentalist Betty Logan (Julie Christie) convinces Joe to assume Leo's body, and, because he is attracted to her, he agrees. The deed is done. Joe hires his coach Max Corkle (Jack Warden) to get him in shape, straightens out Farnsworth's affairs, and struggles to get on the Rams' line-up. Meanwhile, Julia and Tony, who are sure they murdered Farnsworth, are trying to figure out just what is happening. The film won an Oscar for Best Art Direction and was nominated for eight others, including Best Picture, Actor (Beatty), Supporting Actor (Warden), Supporting Actress (Cannon), and Director.
|Hook 1991 PG, 142 min.|
Genre: Family / Adventure / Fantasy
Director: Steven Spielberg
Cast: Dustin Hoffman, Robin Williams, Julia Roberts, Bob Hoskins, Maggie Smith, Caroline Goodall, Charlie Korsmo, Amber Scott, Phil Collins, Arthur Malet, Laurel Cronin, Dante Basco, Jasen Fisher, Isaiah Robinson, Raushan Hammond
Peter Pan has grown up and has become Peter Banning (Robin Williams) who is married to Moira (Caroline Goodall) and the father of Jack (Charlie Korsmo) and Maggie (Amber Scott). While the family is visiting Granny Wendy (Maggie Smith) in London, Peter checks on the children in the bedroom and discovers that Captain Hook (Dustin Hoffman) has kidnapped them. Peter has become the kind of father he always was against: one who is too busy with work to give his children any attention. Now, it takes a trip to the Island of the Lost Boys for Peter to realize that the most important things in life are his children.
|A Little Princess 1995 G, 97 min.|
Genre: Family / Drama / Fantasy
Director: Alfonso Cuaron
Cast: Liesel Matthews, Eleanor Bron, Liam Cunningham, Rusty Schwimmer, Arthur Malet, Vanessa Lee Chester, Errol Sitahal, Vincent Schiavelli, Heather DeLoach, Taylor Fry, Darcie Bradford, Rachel Bella, Alexandra Rea-Baum, Camilla Belle, Lauren Blumenfeld
Sara Crew (Liesel Matthews) has lived with her loving father (Liam Cunningham), but now World War I interferes with her idyllic lifestyle. When her father leaves to fight in the war, Sara is sent to a New York boarding school where she encounters a mean headmistress (Eleanor Bron). When her father is reported as missing in action and presumed dead, Sarah finds herself in the position of being a servant.
|Lt. Robin Crusoe, U.S.N. 1966 N/R, 110 min.|
Director: Byron Paul
Cast: Dick Van Dyke, Nancy Kwan, Akim Tamiroff, Arthur Malet, Tyler McVey, Peter Duryea, John Dennis, Pete Renoudet
Navy pilot Lieutenant Robin Crusoe (Dick Van Dyke) is stranded on a tropical island and comes to the aid of a beautiful native woman, Wednesday (Nancy Kwan). Rare Disney disaster.
|Mary Poppins 1964 G, 139 min.|
Genre: Family / Musical / Comedy / Fantasy
Director: Robert Stevenson
Cast: Julie Andrews, Dick Van Dyke, Ed Wynn, Elsa Lanchester, David Tomlinson, Glynis Johns, Arthur Treacher, Hermione Baddeley, Reginald Owen, Reta Shaw, Karen Dotrice, Matthew Garber, Jane Darwell, Arthur Malet
English children Jane and Michael Banks (Karen Dotrice and Matthew Garber) feel neglected by their parents. They receive a new "magical" nanny, Mary Poppins (Julie Andrews) who takes them on exciting adventures and changes the lives of everyone in the family. Andrews won the Best Actress Oscar for her role, and "Chim Chim Cheree" won for Best Song. There were three other Academy awards as well as eight nominations, including Best Picture and Director. A delightful film that is filled with great songs.
|The Secret of NIMH 1982 G, 82 min.|
Genre: Animation / Family / Adventure / Drama / Fantasy
Director: Don Bluth
Cast: Elizabeth Hartman, Dom DeLuise, Peter Strauss, Derek Jacobi, Hermione Baddeley, John Carradine, Arthur Malet, Paul Shenar, Aldo Ray, Wil Wheaton, Shannen Doherty, Jodi Hicks, Ian Fried, Lucille Bliss, Tom Hatten
This feature-length animated film tells a delightful story about a mouse, Mrs. Brisby (voice of Elizabeth Hartman), who goes out to look for a way to save her home and children from a farmer who is preparing to plow his field. With help from a crow, Jeremy (voice of Dom DeLuise), Mrs. Brisby discovers the secret society of NIMH. They are lab rats who have escaped from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) laboratory, and they just might have the solution to Mrs. Brisby's dilemma.
|Toys 1992 PG-13, 122 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Fantasy
Director: Barry Levinson
Cast: Robin Williams, Michael Gambon, Joan Cusack, Robin Wright Penn, LL Cool J, Donald O'Connor, Arthur Malet, Jack Warden, Debi Mazar, Jamie Foxx, Wendy Melvoin, Julio Oscar Mechoso, Shelly Desai, Blake Clark, Art Metrano
Leslie Zevo (Robin Williams) and his sister Alsatia (Joan Cusack) are the offsprings of Kenneth Zevo (Donald O'Connor) whose factory, Zevo Toys, makes whimsical creations for children. When Kenneth dies, his brother, Lt. Gen. Leland Zevo (Michael Gambon), inherits the factory business, and he and his son Patrick (LL Cool J) use the factory to manufacture violent video games and war toys. Now, Leslie and Alsatia step in to prevent the General from ruining the traditions of Zevo Toys.
|Young Frankenstein 1974 PG, 105 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Sci-Fi
Director: Mel Brooks
Cast: Gene Wilder, Marty Feldman, Peter Boyle, Gene Hackman, Teri Garr, Madeline Kahn, Cloris Leachman, Kenneth Mars, Richard Haydn, Liam Dunn, Danny Goldman, Oscar Beregi Jr., Arthur Malet, Anne Beesley, Monte Landis
This is a great satirical look at Frankenstein as seen through the eyes of comedy when the Monster (Peter Boyle) comes across as a sympathetic creature who elicits many laughs. Dr. Frederick Frankenstein (Gene Wilder) is the grandson of the infamous Frankenstein and has inherited his Transylvanian estate. He moves in and meets hunchback Igor (Marty Feldman), assistant Inga (Teri Garr), and housekeeper Frau Blucher (Cloris Leachman). Frankenstein creates his Monster, but Igor has stolen the wrong brain, and problems–and humor–are a certainty.
|1. Anastasia (1997)|
2. Beastmaster 2: Through the Portal of Time (1991)
3. The Black Cauldron (1985)
4. Halloween (1978)
5. Heaven Can Wait (1978)
6. Hook (1991)
7. A Little Princess (1995)
8. Lt. Robin Crusoe, U.S.N. (1966)
9. Mary Poppins (1964)
10. The Secret of NIMH (1982)
11. Toys (1992)
12. Young Frankenstein (1974)
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