|Evita 1996 PG, 134 min.|
Genre: Musical / Drama
Director: Alan Parker
Cast: Madonna, Antonio Banderas, Jonathan Pryce, Jimmy Nail, Andrea Corr, Peter Polycarpou, Victoria Sus, Julian Littman, Olga Merediz, Laura Pallas, Julia Worsley, Maria Lujan Hidalgo, Servando Villamil, Gary Brooker, Maite Yerro
Madonna plays the role of Eva Peron in this film adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webber's classic musical. The story begins at 33-year-old Eva's funeral and then relates her earlier life as an aspiring musician who meets and marries Colonel Juan Peron (Jonathan Pryce). Eva aids in her husband's political success when he is elected President of Argentina. The beautiful Eva begins a charity to help the poor people of Argentina, and she gains supporters as well as enemies before her death from cancer in 1952. "You Must Love Me" won an Oscar for Best Song. The film received four additional nominations.
|The Howling II : Your Sister Is a Werewolf 1985 R, 90 min.|
Genre: Horror / Thriller
Director: Philippe Mora
Cast: Christopher Lee, Reb Brown, Annie McEnroe, Sybil Danning, Marsha A. Hunt, Judd Omen, Ferdy Mayne, Hana Ludvikova, Patrick Field, Jimmy Nail, Steven Bronowski, James Crawford, Jiri Krytinar, Ladislav Krecmer, Jan Kraus
After his werewolf sister Karen (Hana Ludvikova) is killed, Ben (Reb Brown) is convinced by werewolf hunter Stefan (Christopher Lee) to join him and reporter Jennie Templeton (Annie McEnroe) on a trip to Transylvania. Their mission: battle the werewolf Queen Stirba (Sybil Danning) and put an end to her cult of werewolves.
|Morons from Outer Space 1985 PG-13, 87 min.|
Director: Mike Hodges
Cast: Mel Smith, Griff Rhys Jones, James Sikking, Paul Brown, Joanne Pearce, Jimmy Nail, Tristram Jellinek, George Innes, John Joyce, Mark Lewis Jones
Yes, aliens can also be stupid, and this movie is, at times, also stupid. While the least moronic alien, Bernard (Mel Smith), is out of the spaceship playing Space Ball, the other three accidentally shoot the pod they are in to the planet–Earth–below. They land, and the hilarity begins while Bernard hitches a ride with another alien ship. Some funny moments.
|Still Crazy 1998 R, 95 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Musical / Romance
Director: Brian Gibson
Cast: Stephen Rea, Billy Connolly, Jimmy Nail, Timothy Spall, Bill Nighy, Juliet Aubrey, Helena Bergstrom, Bruce Robinson, Hans Matheson, Phil Daniels, Rachael Stirling, Philip Davis, Frances Barber, Zoe Ball, Virginia Clay
This British comedy relates the memories, rehearsals, rivalries, arguments, etc. of a fictional band, Strange Fruit. The rock band reunites at the urging of band member Tony Costello (Stephen Rea) in order to perform at the Wisbech Rock Festival–an outdoor concert where, 20-years earlier, a bolt of lightning short-circuited the band's future.
|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. Evita (1996)|
2. The Howling II : Your Sister Is a Werewolf (1985)
3. Morons from Outer Space (1985)
4. Still Crazy (1998)
5. Swing (1999)
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