|Away from Her 2007 PG-13, 110 min.|
Genre: Drama / Romance
Director: Sarah Polley
Cast: Julie Christie, Gordon Pinsent, Olympia Dukakis, Michael Murphy, Wendy Crewson, Kristen Thomson, Alberta Watson, Thomas Hauff, Judy Sinclair, Deanna Dezmari, Clare Coulter, Grace Lynn Kung, Lili Francks, Andrew Moodie, Wendy Crewson
Grant (Gordon Pinsent) and Fiona (Julie Christie) have been married for more than 40 years when Grant notices that Fiona has trouble remembering things. She is diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease and decides it is time to move into Meadowlake nursing home. Meadowlake's rules allow new patients no visitors for the first 30 days. Grant honors the rule, returns for a visit after the orientation period, and is devastated when he realizes that Fiona does not remember him. Even more difficult to face is the fact that Fiona's affections have transferred to a fellow patient: mute, wheelchair bound Aubrey (Michael Murphy). Now, Grant must gradually accept that loving is also letting go. The film received two Academy Award nominations including Best Actress (Christie).
|Short Circuit 2 1988 PG, 110 min.|
Genre: Family / Sci-Fi / Comedy
Director: Kenneth Johnson
Cast: Fisher Stevens, Michael McKean, Cynthia Gibb, Jack Weston, Dee McCafferty, David Hemblen, Don Lake, Tito Nunez, Damon D'Oliveira, Jason Kuriloff, Tim Blaney, Robert LaSardo, Gerard Parkes, Wayne Best, Lili Francks
In this sequel, the personable robot "No.5," alias "Johnny 5," is in New York where it is hustling toy models of itself with its protector (Fisher Stevens). When a large order of the models is obtained for the Christmas season, a greedy banker decides to use the models for jewelry heists.
|Sounder 2003 TV, 96 min.|
Genre: Family / Drama
Director: Kevin Hooks
Cast: Carl Lumbly, Suzzanne Douglass, Daniel Lee Robertson III, Peter MacNeill, Bill Lake, Paul Winfield, Marcus Johnson, Ashley Archer, Joshua Watkis, Eugene Clark, Neil Girvan, Patrick Stevenson, Lili Francks, Bruce McFee, Conrad Coates
This made-for-TV Disney presentation is a remake of the excellent 1972 film based on William H. Armstrong's novel. It is the story of David–known as "Boy"–(Daniel Lee Robertson, III), a Black youngster who is the son of a sharecropper. When his father is jailed for stealing food to feed his family, "Boy" sets off with his dog Sounder to find his father, meeting challenges and successes along the way. Director Kevin Hooks played "Boy" in the original film.
|1. Away from Her (2007)|
2. Short Circuit 2 (1988)
3. Sounder (2003)
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