|Alice Through the Looking Glass 1998 TV, 90 min.|
Genre: Family / Fantasy
Director: John Henderson
Cast: Kate Beckinsale, Ian Holm, Penelope Wilton, Michael Medwin, Geoffrey Palmer, Steve Coogan, Gary Olsen, Ian Richardson, Marc Warren, Sian Phillips, Rebecca R. Palmer, Greg Wise, Louise J. Taylor, Desmond Barrit, Jonathan Bailey
In this TV version of the Lewis Carroll classic, grown-up Alice (Kate Beckinsale) is transported through the looking glass while reading to her daughter. On the other side of the looking glass, Alice encounters the Red Queen (Sian Phillips) and sets off across a huge chessboard. She becomes the White Queen's (Penelope Wilton) pawn and is told that when she reaches the eighth square she will become a queen. Among the characters Alice meets while traveling along the chess board are the White Knight (Ian Holm), Tweedle Dum and Tweedle Dee (Gary Olsen and Marc Warren), Humpty Dumpty (Desmond Barrit), and the White King (Geoffrey Palmer). Alice's adventures are enhanced by a combination of live action, animation, and special effects.
|The Duchess 2008 PG-13, 110 min.|
Director: Saul Dibb
Cast: Keira Knightley, Ralph Fiennes, Charlotte Rampling, Dominic Cooper, Hayley Atwell, Simon McBurney, Aidan McArdle, John Shrapnel, Alistair Petrie, Patrick Godfrey, Michael Medwin, Justin Edwards, Richard McCabe, Calvin Dean, Hannah Stokely
In the 18th century, Lady Spencer (Charlotte Rampling) arranges for her beautiful 17-year-old daughter Georgiana (Keira Knightley) to marry the Duke of Devonshire, William Cavendish (Ralph Fiennes), and Georgiana becomes the Duchess. The couple produces two daughters, but Georgiana finds herself living with a husband who entertains mistresses. Meanwhile, Georgiana has adapted well to the royal lifestyle and has become an admired royal figure. Problems lie ahead when the duke takes Georgiana's best friend Bess Foster (Hayley Atwell) as his live-in lover, and an unhappy Georgiana begins an affair with the Earl of Grey (Dominic Cooper). The affairs cause conflicts and could become the items for scandal. The film received an Oscar for Costume Design and was nominated for another Oscar.
|Genevieve 1953 N/R, 86 min.|
Director: Henry Cornelius
Cast: John Gregson, Dinah Sheridan, Kenneth More, Kay Kendall, Geoffrey Keen, Michael Medwin, Reginald Beckwith, Joyce Grenfell, Arthur Wontner, Leslie Mitchell, Fred Griffiths, Charles Lamb, Michael Balfour, Patrick Westwood, Edie Martin
Two couples–Alan and Wendy McKim (John Gregson and Dinah Sheridan) and Ambrose Claverhouse and Rosalind Peters (Kenneth More and Kay Kendall)–compete in the Vintage Car Club's rally between London and Brighton. As the 50+ mile race ensues, competition between the couples increases, and the men even use sabotage methods to come out ahead in the race. Comedy reigns as problems are encountered during the race in this delightful story. Great performances, excellent writing, and beautiful landscapes make this film worth watching.
|An Ideal Husband 1947 N/R, 96 min.|
Director: Alexander Korda
Cast: Paulette Goddard, Michael Wilding, Diana Wynyard, Glynis Johns, C. Aubrey Smith, Hugh Williams, Michael Medwin, Constance Collier, Christine Norden, Michael Anthony
This Oscar Wilde story features a blackmail attempt on politician Sir Robert Chiltern by Mrs. Cheveley (Paulette Goddard). The plot is foiled when Lord Goring (Michael Wilding) comes to the rescue of his friend.
|The Jigsaw Man 1983 PG, 91 min.|
Director: Terence Young
Cast: Michael Caine, Laurence Olivier, Susan George, Robert Powell, Charles Gray, Michael Medwin, Morteza Kazerouni, David Kelly, Vladek Sheybal, Eric Sevareid
A British spy, Philip Kimberley (Michael Caine), goes to Russia where he undergoes plastic surgery and returns to England as double agent Sergei Kuzminsky.
|Never Say Never Again 1983 PG, 134 min.|
Genre: Action / Adventure / Drama / Thriller
Director: Irvin Kershner
Cast: Sean Connery, Barbara Carrera, Klaus Maria Brandauer, Max von Sydow, Kim Basinger, Edward Fox, Bernie Casey, Alec McCowen, Michael Medwin, Ronald Pickup, Pamela Salem, Rowan Atkinson, Valerie Leon, Milos Kirek, Anthony Sharp
In this remake of "Thunderball" (1965), James Bond is back, and this time it is Sean Connery playing the indomitable Agent 007. SPECTRE has stolen two cruise missiles from the U.S. and is planning to use them in its plot to carry out nuclear blackmail against NATO countries. Bond's mission is to recover the missiles from the evil Maximilian Largo (Klaus Maria Brandauer), and he gets help from Largo's mistress Domino (Kim Bassinger) when he heads to the Bahamas in search of the missiles.
|Night Must Fall 1964 N/R, 101 min.|
Genre: Horror / Thriller
Director: Karel Reisz
Cast: Albert Finney, Mona Washbourne, Susan Hampshire, Sheila Hancock, Michael Medwin, Joe Gladwin, Martin Wyldeck, John Gill
In this so-so remake of the good 1937 film, Albert Finney takes on the role of crazy Danny, the axe murderer. He talks his way into the Bramson home, complete with his collection of former victims' heads.
|O Lucky Man! 1973 R, 186 min.|
Genre: Drama / Comedy / Musical / Fantasy
Director: Lindsay Anderson
Cast: Malcolm McDowell, Ralph Richardson, Rachel Roberts, Arthur Lowe, Helen Mirren, Dandy Nichols, Mona Washbourne, Graham Crowden, Peter Jeffrey, Michael Medwin, Alan Price, Philip Stone, Mary MacLeod, Michael Bangerter, Wallas Eaton
This allegory, with the politics of Capitalism as its subject, is told through a young coffee salesman's–Mick Travis (Malcolm McDowell)–experiences as he climbs up and falls down the ladder of success. Alan Price adds to the fast-paced story with several songs that reflect Mick's rise and fall: "Someone has to win in the human race, if it isn't you, then it has to be me."
|Scrooge 1970 G, 118 min.|
Genre: Family / Musical / Drama / Fantasy
Director: Ronald Neame
Cast: Albert Finney, Alec Guinness, Edith Evans, Kenneth More, Michael Medwin, Kay Walsh, Laurence Naismith, Anton Rodgers, David Collings, Roy Kinnear, Paddy Stone, Frances Cuka, Derek Francis, Gordon Jackson, Suzanne Neve
In this musical adaptation of Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol," Albert Finney stars in the title role as Scrooge. The Ghosts of Christmas Past (Edith Evans), Present (Kenneth More), and Yet to Come (Paddy Stone) guide Scrooge on his moral journey, and Alec Guinness appears as Marley's Ghost. The film received an Oscar nomination for Best Song ("Thank You Very Much").
|Spaceways 1953 N/R, 76 min.|
Director: Terence Fisher
Cast: Howard Duff, Eva Bartok, Alan Wheatley, Philip Leaver, Andrew Osborn, Michael Medwin, Anthony Ireland, David Horne, Marianne Stone, Cecile Chevreau, Hugh Moxey, Leo Phillips, Jean Webster-Brough
Espionage confronts an American wife, Vanessa Mitchell (Cecile Chevreau) whose extramarital affair hinges on her delivery of U.S. government secrets. Her rocket scientist husband Dr. Stephen Mitchell (Howard Duff) is helping the British with their first satellite. When his wife and her lover, Russian spy Dr. Philip Crenshaw (Andrew Osborn), disappear, it is assumed that Mitchell killed them and sent them into space. How will he prove himself innocent?
|1. Alice Through the Looking Glass (1998)|
2. The Duchess (2008)
3. Genevieve (1953)
4. An Ideal Husband (1947)
5. The Jigsaw Man (1983)
6. Never Say Never Again (1983)
7. Night Must Fall (1964)
8. O Lucky Man! (1973)
9. Scrooge (1970)
10. Spaceways (1953)
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