|Batman & Mr. Freeze: SubZero 1998 N/R, 70 min.|
Genre: Animation / Action / Sci-Fi
aka: Batman & Mr. Freeze
Director: Boyd Kirkland
Cast: Kevin Conroy, Michael Ansara, Loren Lester, Efrem Zimbalist Jr., George Dzundza, Robert Costanzo, Bob Hastings, Mary Kay Bergman, Marilu Henner, Dean Jones, Jane Alan, Liane Schirmer, Tress MacNeille, Brian George, Ed Gilbert
This is a direct-to-video, animated version of Batman. Mr. Freeze (voice of Michael Ansara) is living at the Arctic Circle with his wife Nora who is cryogenically frozen while awaiting a heart transplant. When a submarine crashes the ice around Freeze's cave home, the seal of Nora's cryo-chamber is broken, and an organ transplant is needed immediately. Freeze's solution: abduct Batgirl (voice of Mary Kay Bergman) whose blood type matches Nora's. This act, of course, leads to Batman (voice of Kevin Conroy) and Robin (voice of Loren Lester) setting out to rescue Batgirl. The animation is good; the plot is filled with violence. So, IF children are not frightened by violence, this is a good film for those old enough to understand the moral lessons behind the story.
|Red Eye 2005 PG-13, 85 min.|
Director: Wes Craven
Cast: Rachel McAdams, Cillian Murphy, Brian Cox, Laura Johnson, Jayma Mays, Jack Scalia, Loren Lester, Angela Paton, Suzie Plakson, Dey Young, Max Kasch, Terry Press, Robert Pine, Carl Gilliard, Mary Kathleen Gordon
Lisa boards her flight in Dallas expecting to be back at work the next morning as manager of the Lux Atlantic Hotel in Miami. Once the plane reaches cruising altitude, her seat partner, Jackson Rippner (Cillian Murphy), shows Lisa her father's stolen wallet and reveals that he needs help in killing the Deputy Director of Homeland Security who is scheduled to arrive at her hotel the next day. If Lisa refuses, Jackson will contact his partner and tell him to kill Lisa's father.
|Rock 'N' Roll High School 1979 PG, 90 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Musical
Director: Allan Arkush
Cast: P.J. Soles, Vincent Van Patten, Clint Howard, The Ramones, Mary Woronov, Paul Bartel, Dey Young, Dick Miller, Grady Sutton, Alix Elias, Don Steele, Loren Lester, Daniel Davies, Lynn Farrell, Herbie Braha
A stern new principal Evelyn Togar (Mary Woronov) takes over Lombardi High School and is dedicated to putting an end to her students' obsession with rock 'n' roll. She conducts experiments on laboratory rats to show the bad effects the music has on her teenage students. But, the students do not accept her discipline as they work to turn Lombardi High into Rock 'N' Roll High School. Rock and roll fans will love both the choices and volume of songs played in this film. Followed by "Rock 'N' Roll High School Forever."
|Thumbelina 1994 G, 86 min.|
Genre: Animation / Family / Drama / Fantasy
Director: Don Bluth, Gary Goldman
Cast: Jodi Benson, Carol Channing, Gary Imhoff, Charo, Gino Conforti, John Hurt, Kenneth Mars, Gilbert Gottfried, Will Ryan, June Foray, Barbara Cook, Joe Lynch, Danny Mann, Loren Lester, Tawny Sunshine Glover
This version of Hans Christian Anderson's tale of the tiny Tumbelina (voice of Jodi Benson) is cleverly put together as our little heroine avoids many dangers. The voices of the cartoon characters are good, and Barry Manilow's music is a strength.
|1. Batman & Mr. Freeze: SubZero (1998)|
aka: Batman & Mr. Freeze
2. Red Eye (2005)
3. Rock 'N' Roll High School (1979)
4. Thumbelina (1994)
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