|The Boost 1988 R, 95 min.|
Genre: Drama / Romance
Director: Harold Becker
Cast: James Woods, Sean Young, John Kapelos, Steven Hill, Kelle Kerr, John Rothman, Amanda Blake, Grace Zabriskie, Marc Poppel, Fred McCarren, Suzanne Kent, Zina Bethune, Libby Boone, Greg Deason, June Chandler
This film chronicles the rise and fall of loving couple Lenny and Linda (James Woods and Sean Young). Fast-talking, NYC hustler Lenny moves to California and strikes it big as a real estate tycoon, but with success comes a severe drug addiction problem for both. A good effort by Woods.
|National Lampoon's Class Reunion 1982 R, 84 min.|
Director: Michael Miller
Cast: Gerrit Graham, Michael Lerner, Stephen Furst, Shelley Smith, Fred McCarren, Miriam Flynn, Anne Ramsey, Marya Small, Zane Buzby
The class of 1972 is back for their reunion, and its members have not grown up. Although there may be a few laughs, this movie fails at being the silly comedy it was meant to be.
|Xanadu 1980 PG, 93 min.|
Genre: Fantasy / Musical / Romance
Director: Robert Greenwald
Cast: Olivia Newton-John, Gene Kelly, Michael Beck, James Sloyan, Dimitra Arliss, Katie Hanley, Sandahl Bergman, Wilfrid Hyde-White, Coral Browne, Fred McCarren, Marla V. Langston, Madison Arnold, David Tress, Matt Lattanzi, Bebe Drake
Kira (Olivia Newton-John) is an angel who returns to Earth to inspire a young artist, Sonny Malone (Michael Beck). Years before, Kira had inspired wealthy, but older, Danny McGuire (Gene Kelly), and she conspires for Sonny and Danny to meet. They become friends and decide to turn an abandoned building into a nightclub featuring 1940s and 1980s music, neon lights, and roller skating–and Xanadu is created. Now it is time for Kira to move on, but she and Sonny have fallen in love. Will they be able to convince the gods to allow them to stay together?
|1. The Boost (1988)|
2. National Lampoon's Class Reunion (1982)
3. Xanadu (1980)
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