|Batteries Not Included 1987 PG, 107 min.|
Genre: Family / Fantasy / Sci-Fi
Director: Matthew Robbins
Cast: Hume Cronyn, Jessica Tandy, Frank McRae, Elizabeth Pena, Michael Carmine, Dennis Boutsikaris, Tom Aldredge, Jane Hoffman, John DiSanti, John Pankow, MacIntyre Dixon, Michael Greene, Doris Belack, Wendy Schaal, Jose Angel Santana
This entertaining movie produced by Steven Spielberg is all about delightful space creatures that look like household appliances coming to the rescue of an odd assortment of tenants in a building about to be torn down. Jessica Tandy and her real life husband, Hume Cronyn, make this worth watching.
|Funny Farm 1988 PG, 101 min.|
Director: George Roy Hill
Cast: Chevy Chase, Madolyn Smith Osborne, Kevin O'Morrison, Joseph Maher, Jack Gilpin, Brad Sullivan, MacIntyre Dixon, Caris Corfman, William Severs, Mike Starr, William Duell, Helen Lloyd Breed, Kit Le Fever, Dakin Matthews, William Newman
This entertaining comedy is about a writer, Andy Farmer (Chevy Chase), and his wife Elizabeth (Madolyn Smith Osborne) who move to rural Vermont. The purpose of the change of pace is to enable Andy to find peace and quiet as he creates his new book. What they discover is that rural living has unique problems that are unsuspected by the couple.
|Popeye 1980 PG, 114 min.|
Genre: Family / Comedy / Musical / Romance
Director: Robert Altman
Cast: Robin Williams, Shelley Duvall, Ray Walston, Paul Dooley, Paul L. Smith, Wesley Ivan Hurt, Richard Libertini, Linda Hunt, Donald Moffat, MacIntyre Dixon, Roberta Maxwell, Donovan Scott, Allan F. Nicholls, Bill Irwin, Robert Fortier
This financially less-than-successful rendition of the cartoon character who is "strong to the finish because he eats his spinach" is still OK, but slow, fare as Robin Williams plays the "human" version of Popeye the sailorman, and Shelley Duvall plays the light of his life, Olive Oyl. Popeye and Olive Oyl get together, and Popeye adopts Swee'pea (Wesley Ivan Hurt), but problems lie ahead with Bluto (Paul L. Smith).
|Reds 1981 PG, 200 min.|
Genre: Drama / Romance
Director: Warren Beatty
Cast: Warren Beatty, Diane Keaton, Jack Nicholson, Gene Hackman, Edward Herrmann, Maureen Stapleton, Jerzy Kosinski, Paul Sorvino, M. Emmet Walsh, Ian Wolfe, Nicolas Coster, Bessie Love, MacIntyre Dixon, Pat Starr, George Plimpton
This movie tells the story of the Russian Revolution and mixes in the love story of John and Louise (Warren Beatty and Diane Keaton) who are swept up in the momentum of change. Academy Awards were received by Warren Beatty for his directing and Maureen Stapleton for Best Supporting Actress. Nominations included Best Picture, Actor (Beatty), Actress (Keaton), and Supporting Actor (Jack Nicholson).
|A River Runs Through It 1992 PG, 123 min.|
Director: Robert Redford
Cast: Craig Sheffer, Brad Pitt, Tom Skerritt, Emily Lloyd, Robert Redford, Edie McClurg, Brenda Blethyn, Stephen Shellen, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, MacIntyre Dixon, Vann Gravage, Nicole Burdette, Susan Traylor, Michael Cudlitz, William Hootkins
Beautiful Montana scenery around the Big Blackfoot River sets off this drama about the Maclean family during the early 20th century. Reverend Maclean and his wife (Tom Skerritt and Brenda Blethyn) are raising their very different sons–scholarly Norman (Craig Sheffer) and impetuous Paul (Brad Pitt). Their father has instilled in Norman and Paul a love of fly-fishing, and that love is what keeps them together amidst problems with gambling, alcohol, and their very stern father.
|Starting Over 1979 R, 105 min.|
Director: Alan J. Pakula
Cast: Burt Reynolds, Jill Clayburgh, Candice Bergen, Charles Durning, Frances Sternhagen, Mary Kay Place, Charles Kimbrough, Austin Pendleton, Jay O. Sanders, MacIntyre Dixon, Alfie Wise, Wallace Shawn, Kevin Bacon, Richard Whiting, Sturgis Warner
Divorce from the male point of view is the theme of this film in which Phil Potter (Burt Reynolds) is told to "hit the road" because his wife, Jessica (Candice Bergen), wants to go it alone. He later meets and falls in love with Marilyn (Jill Clayburgh). For their work in this movie, Clayburgh received an Academy Award nomination for Best Actress, and Bergen was nominated for Best Supporting Actress.
|1. Batteries Not Included (1987)|
2. Funny Farm (1988)
3. Popeye (1980)
4. Reds (1981)
5. A River Runs Through It (1992)
6. Starting Over (1979)
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