|The Bread, My Sweet 2002 N/R, 105 min.|
Genre: Drama / Romance
aka: A Wedding for Bella
Director: Melissa Martin
Cast: Scott Baio, Rosemary Prinz, Zachary Mott, Shuler Hensley, Kristin Minter, John Amplas, John Seitz, Bingo O'Malley, Marty Sheets, Daniel Catanzaro, John Bechtol, Jennie Martin, Kevin Lageman, Biagio Izzo, Fred Lehman
Three Italian brothers–Dominic (Scott Baio), Eddie (Zachary Mott), and Pino (Shuler Hensley)–own a bakery, and an elderly couple–Bella (Rosemary Prinz) and Massimo (John Seitz)–are landlords living over the bakery. The five have become a family. But, Bella is dying, and Dominic comes up with a plan: he will bring Bella's long-lost daughter, Lucca (Kristin Minter) home from the Peace Corps and marry her so that Bella will die a happy woman.
|Two Evil Eyes 1990 R, 120 min.|
Genre: Horror / Comedy / Thriller
Director: Dario Argento, George A. Romero
Cast: Adrienne Barbeau, Ramy Zada, E.G. Marshall, Harvey Keitel, Madeleine Potter, Bingo O'Malley, Martin Balsam, Kim Hunter, Sally Kirkland, John Amos, Jeff Howell, Holter Graham, Tom Atkins, Jonathan Adams
European horror master Dario Argento teams up with George A. Romero ("Night of the Living Dead") to present two adaptations of Edgar Allan Poe's tales: "The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar" and "The Black Cat." The latter is the better of the two, though both reduce the stories to plenty of gore. Previously made by Roger Corman in 1962 ("Tales of Terror" with Vincent Price).
|Wonder Boys 2000 R, 112 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Drama
Director: Curtis Hanson
Cast: Michael Douglas, Tobey Maguire, Frances McDormand, Robert Downey Jr., Katie Holmes, Rip Torn, Richard Thomas, Jane Adams, Richard Knox, Philip Bosco, Michael Cavadias, Alan Tudyk, Kelly Bishop, George Grizzard, Bingo O'Malley
Writer/professor Grady (Michael Douglas) had a bestseller seven years ago, but he can't seem to finish his current effort. Grady gets the chancellor (Frances McDormand) pregnant–whose husband (Richard Thomas) is Grady's boss. Grady's agent is hounding him, and his wife has left him. Meanwhile, Grady and a student (Tobey Maguire) embark on a road trip in search of a Marilyn Monroe artifact. Good acting, directing, and story do justice to Michael Chabon's book. Bob Dylan's song "Things Have Changed" won an Academy Award.
|1. The Bread, My Sweet (2002)|
aka: A Wedding for Bella
2. Two Evil Eyes (1990)
3. Wonder Boys (2000)
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