|Atlantic City 1980 R, 104 min.|
Genre: Drama / Romance
Director: Louis Malle
Cast: Burt Lancaster, Susan Sarandon, Kate Reid, Michel Piccoli, Hollis McLaren, Robert Joy, Al Waxman, Robert Goulet, Wallace Shawn, Angus MacInnes, Moses Znaimer, Sean Sullivan, Harvey Atkin, Norma Dell'Agnese, Louis Del Grande
Struggling, Atlantic City casino worker Sally (Susan Sarandon) becomes a partner with aging gangster Lou (Burt Lancaster) in a plot to make some easy money through the selling of drugs. Big problems arise when her estranged husband (Robert Joy) is killed, and the Mafia targets Sally. Lou steps in and saves Sally and, at the same time, proves to himself that he still has gangster skills. The film was nominated for several Oscars including Best Picture, Actor (Lancaster), Actress (Sarandon), and Director.
|Critical Care 1997 R, 105 min.|
Genre: Drama / Comedy
Director: Sidney Lumet
Cast: James Spader, Kyra Sedgwick, Helen Mirren, Margo Martindale, Jeffrey Wright, Wallace Shawn, Anne Bancroft, Albert Brooks, Philip Bosco, Edward Herrmann, Colm Feore, James Lally, Harvey Atkin, Al Waxman, Hamish McEwan
While working in a hospital's intensive care unit where ethics have hit an all-time low, Dr. Werner Ernst (James Spader) deals with life and death when he comes to the aid of sisters Felicia (Kyra Sedgwick) and Constance (Margo Martindale). Their father is in a comatose state, and one sister wants to pull the plug while the other sister demands that their father be kept alive. Ernst must decide between the hospital's callous world and a cry for humanitarian help.
|Eddie and the Cruisers II: Eddie Lives! 1989 PG-13, 102 min.|
Genre: Drama / Musical / Romance
Director: Jean-Claude Lord
Cast: Michael Pare, Marina Orsini, Bernie Coulson, Matthew Laurance, Michael Rhoades, Anthony Sherwood, Mark Holmes, David Matheson, Paul Markle, Kate Lynch, Harvey Atkin, Vlasta Vrana, Larry King, Bo Diddley, Michael "Tunes" Antunes
In this sequel to the original film ("Eddie and the Cruisers"), Eddie (Michael Pare), who was thought to have died in a car wreck, turns up alive and well in Montreal where he is using a new identity, "Joe West." "Eddie and the Cruisers" was a hot band in the 1960s, and now his old recording company plans to make a fortune on "Eddie and the Cruisers" lost tapes from that era. The songs that were recorded in the 1960s are finally released in an album, and it is a big hit. This encourages Eddie, under his alias of Joe West, to start a new band and go on the road, but keeping his real identity a secret might prove difficult. John Cafferty and the Beaver Brown Band provide the music for this film.
|Heavy Metal 1981 R, 90 min.|
Genre: Animation / Adventure / Comedy / Fantasy / Horror
Director: Gerald Potterton
Cast: John Candy, Jackie Burroughs, Joe Flaherty, Harold Ramis, Richard Romanus, John Vernon, Eugene Levy, Don Francks, Caroline Semple, Al Waxman, Harvey Atkin, Marilyn Lightstone, August Schellenberg, Martin Lavut, Alice Playten
This animated film is based on the magazine, "Heavy Metal." The plot involves a series of adventures in which everyday people enter the realm of the Loc-Nar–a fluorescent green orb that embodies evil. The stories–"Soft Landing," "Grimandi," "Harry Canyan," "Den," "Captain Sternin," "B-17," and "So Beautiful, So Dangerous"–reveal how Loc-Nar has influenced evil violence throughout the universe.
|Joshua Then and Now 1985 R, 118 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Drama
Director: Ted Kotcheff
Cast: James Woods, Gabrielle Lazure, Michael Sarrazin, Alan Scarfe, Alexander Knox, Paul Hecht, Alan Arkin, Robert Joy, Linda Sorenson, Ken Campbell, Kate Trotter, Eric Kimmel, Chuck Shamata, Yuval Kernerman, Harvey Atkin
This is enjoyable fare as James Woods plays a Jewish writer whose small-time gangster father marries into a prominent, respected family.
|Love and Death on Long Island 1997 N/R, 93 min.|
Director: Richard Kwietniowski
Cast: John Hurt, Jason Priestley, Fiona Loewi, Sheila Hancock, Maury Chaykin, Gawn Grainger, Elizabeth Quinn, Harvey Atkin, Linda Busby, Bill Leadbitter
Giles De'Ath (John Hurt) views a film starring Ronnie Bostock (Jason Priestley) and falls in love with the actor and obsessively adores everything about him.
|Meatballs 1979 PG, 100 min.|
Director: Ivan Reitman
Cast: Bill Murray, Kate Lynch, Chris Makepeace, Harvey Atkin, Kristine DeBell, Russ Banham, Sarah Torgov, Jack Blum, Matt Craven, Keith Knight
A summer camp is filled with action when the head counselor (Bill Murray) tries to whip the new crop of counselors into line. This film works and is funny throughout. There are sequels.
|Power Play 1978 N/R, 109 min.|
Genre: Drama / Thriller
Director: Martyn Burke
Cast: Peter O'Toole, David Hemmings, Donald Pleasence, Barry Morse, Jon Granik, Marcella Saint-Amant, George Touliatos, Chuck Shamata, Gary Reineke, Dick Cavett, August Schellenberg, Alberta Watson, Harvey Atkin, Alan Rosenthal, Michael Ironside
Frustrated with their government's corruption, a group of army officers in a small European country organize a coup d'etat. The group leader, Col. Anthony Narriman (David Hemmings), plans to become the leader of the country when the coup succeeds. Tank commander Col. Zeller (Peter O'Toole) appears to go along with the plans but will end up double-crossing his fellow officers before the end of the operation.
|Visiting Hours 1982 R, 105 min.|
Genre: Horror / Thriller
aka: The Fright
Get Well Soon
Director: Jean-Claude Lord
Cast: Michael Ironside, Lee Grant, Linda Purl, William Shatner, Harvey Atkin, Helen Hughes, Lenore Zann, Michael J. Reynolds, Kirsten Bishop, Deborah Kirshenbaum, Elizabeth Leigh-Milne, Maureen McRae, Dustin Waln, Neil Affleck, Damir Andrei
A psychopath (Michael Ironside) attacks but fails to murder a TV newswoman (Lee Grant). The failure simply stirs his warped mind to find another way to get at his wounded victim.
|1. Atlantic City (1980)|
2. Critical Care (1997)
3. Eddie and the Cruisers II: Eddie Lives! (1989)
4. Heavy Metal (1981)
5. The Incubus (1982)
6. Joshua Then and Now (1985)
7. Love and Death on Long Island (1997)
8. Meatballs (1979)
9. Power Play (1978)
10. Visiting Hours (1982)
aka: The Fright
aka: Get Well Soon
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