|Fatal Instinct 1993 PG-13, 89 min.|
Director: Carl Reiner
Cast: Armand Assante, Sherilyn Fenn, Kate Nelligan, Sean Young, Christopher McDonald, James Remar, Tony Randall, Eartha Kitt, Clarence Clemons, Michael Cumpsty, John Witherspoon, Blake Clark, Edward Blanchard, David Greenlee, Tim Frisbie
This had the possibility of being a good satire on the film world, but, while it does have very funny moments, it is not one of Reiner's best efforts.
|New York, New York 1977 PG, 164 min.|
Genre: Musical / Drama / Romance
Director: Martin Scorsese
Cast: Robert De Niro, Liza Minnelli, Lionel Stander, Georgie Auld, Mary Kay Place, Barry Primus, Dick Miller, George Memmoli, Diahnne Abbott, Murray Moston, Lenny Gaines, Clarence Clemons, Kathi McGinnis, Norman Palmer, Adam David Winkler
With its setting in the Big Band era of the 1940s, this musical drama is the on-again, off-again love story of saxophonist Jimmy Doyle (Robert De Niro) and singer Francine Evans (Liza Minnelli) as they struggle to make it big in the world of music. Songs include "New York, New York" and "Happy Endings."
|Swing 1999 R, 97 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Musical / Romance
Director: Nick Mead
Cast: Hugo Speer, Lisa Stansfield, Paul Usher, Tom Bell, Rita Tushingham, Danny McCall, Alexei Sayle, Clarence Clemons, Nerys Hughes, Scot Williams, James Hicks, Tom Georgeson, Jimmy Nail, Gavin Watson, Jon Huyton
Martin (Hugo Speer) gets out of jail and, after tutoring by Clarence Clemons on the sax, he starts a band. The lead singer (and the only real highlight of the film) is Joan (pop singer Lisa Stansfield in her first film)–Martin's ex-girlfriend who is now married to the cop who arrested Martin. The working class of Liverpool theme, along the lines of "The Full Monty," has some good music and an optimistic outlook.
|1. Fatal Instinct (1993)|
2. New York, New York (1977)
3. Swing (1999)
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