|My Favorite Year 1982 PG, 92 min.|
Director: Richard Benjamin
Cast: Peter O'Toole, Jessica Harper, Lainie Kazan, Mark Linn-Baker, Joseph Bologna, Bill Macy, Anne DeSalvo, Basil Hoffman, Lou Jacobi, Cameron Mitchell
The year is 1952, and the TV show "The Comedy Cavalcade" is about to debut starring an aging film star. One of the show's young writers is given the job of watching over the film star and ensuring that he does not come into contact with any alcohol before showtime. This film gives an inside look at the pressures of those days when TV was "live" and anything could happen. Peter O'Toole was nominated for an Oscar.
|Noises Off 1992 PG-13, 102 min.|
Director: Peter Bogdanovich
Cast: Carol Burnett, Michael Caine, Denholm Elliott, Julie Hagerty, Marilu Henner, Christopher Reeve, John Ritter, Mark Linn-Baker, Nicollette Sheridan
Based on Michael Frayn's play, this is the story of how eccentric theatrical actors and stagehands manage to get off the ground and onto Broadway.
|Twelve and Holding 2006 R, 94 min.|
aka: 12 and Holding
Director: Michael Cuesta
Cast: Conor Donovan, Jesse Camacho, Zoe Weizenbaum, Jeremy Renner, Linus Roache, Annabella Sciorra, Jayne Atkinson, Marcia DeBonis, Tom McGowan, Bruce Altman, Mark Linn-Baker, Tony Roberts
Rudy and twin brother Jacob (both played by Conor Donovan), Malee (Zoe Weizenbaum), and Leonard (Jesse Camacho) make up a tight group of friends. When Rudy is killed by local bullies who set fire to their tree house with Rudy in it, each of the group deals with the tragedy in their own way. Timid Jacob, who is self-conscious because of a large birthmark on his face, visits the jailed boys who set the fire to find out their motivation despite the grievances of his parents. Malee becomes infatuated with a construction worker who is one of her psychotherapist mother's clients, and obese Leonard starts working out and dieting while encouraging his overweight mother to do the same. A good coming-of-age film on coping with tragedy. Fine sound track.
|1. My Favorite Year (1982)|
2. Noises Off (1992)
3. Twelve and Holding (2006)
aka: 12 and Holding
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