|Barbarians at the Gate 1993 R, 107 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Drama
Director: Glenn Jordan
Cast: James Garner, Jonathan Pryce, Peter Riegert, Joanna Cassidy, Fred Dalton Thompson, Leilani Sarelle, Matt Clark, Jeffrey DeMunn, David Rasche, Tom Aldredge, Graham Beckel, Peter Dvorsky, Peter Frechette, Judy Altman, Bruce Beatty
Based on a true story and the book by Bryan Burrough with the same name, this made-for-TV film is a lighthearted account of the takeover of RJR Nabisco in the takeover-active 1980s. The CEO of RJR Nabisco, F. Ross Johnson (James Garner), tries to raise money to buy the company outright; however, he meets his match in takeover king Henry Kravis (Jonathan Pryce). The story of the ensuing battle provides good entertainment.
|Casual Sex? 1988 R, 87 min.|
Director: Genevieve Robert
Cast: Lea Thompson, Victoria Jackson, Stephen Shellen, Andrew Dice Clay, Jerry Levine, Mary Gross, Valerie Breiman, Bruce Abbott, Dale Midkiff, Peter Dvorsky, David Sargent, Cynthia Phillips, Don Woodward, Danny Breen, Susan Ann Connor
Two women go looking for love at a health resort. This movie takes a funny, yet frank look at sex in the late eighties. Andrew Dice Clay adds his unique brand of humor to the film.
|The Dead Zone 1983 R, 102 min.|
Genre: Sci-Fi / Horror / Thriller
Director: David Cronenberg
Cast: Christopher Walken, Brooke Adams, Tom Skerritt, Herbert Lom, Anthony Zerbe, Colleen Dewhurst, Martin Sheen, Nicholas Campbell, Jackie Burroughs, Ken Pogue, Sean Sullivan, Geza Kovacs, Roberta Weiss, Simon Craig, Peter Dvorsky
Written by Stephen King, this is the story of high school teacher Johnny Smith (Christopher Walken) who is badly injured while in a car with his girlfriend, Sarah Bracknell (Brooke Adams). Upon awakening from a five-year coma, Johnny discovers that he can see people's futures just by touching them. Johnny's life has changed, and he tries to move on. His physician, Dr. Sam Weizak (Herbert Lom), believes that Johnny has not only the ability to predict the future but to change it as well. When Johnny shakes the hand of political candidate Greg Stillson (Martin Sheen), Johnny's ability is tested when he sees Stillson as a future President of the United States in the middle of a nuclear holocaust.
|Letting Go 1985 TV, 100 min.|
Genre: Drama / Comedy
Director: Jack Bender
Cast: John Ritter, Sharon Gless, Joseph Cortese, Max Gail, Kit McDonough, Peter Dvorsky, Michael Fantini, Barbara Gordon, Deborah Turnbull, Keith Knight
Kate's (Sharon Gless) relationship has ended, and widower Alex's (John Ritter) life is empty. They meet at a support group session, and the romance begins–but not without encountering complications along the way. Made for TV.
|Mesmer 1994 N/R, 107 min.|
Director: Roger Spottiswoode
Cast: Alan Rickman, Amanda Ooms, Gillian Barge, Anna Thalbach, Peter Dvorsky, David Hemblen, Simon McBurney, Heinz Trixner, Petra Koberl, Peter Janisch
In the late 18th century, modern hypnosis originated in the work of Viennese physician Franz Anton Mesmer (Alan Rickman) who claimed he could cure illnesses by transmitting a form of energy he called "animal magnetism." Unpopular among his fellow physicians, Mesmer really overstepped his bounds when he engaged in a love affair with a patient. He was exiled, left for France, and became the rage of Paris and the toast of King Louis XVI's Court. 1 User Review
|Brilliant||Anonymous 01/20/2008 |
| Absolutely thrilling. Although the movie itself may be bad in quality, the acting is ridiculously, excuse the expression, mesmerizing. Alan Rickman is flawless as always and his co stars are, although minor in comparison, great as well. If you are a fan of costume dramas and/or Alan Rickman, this movie is a must see.|
|Millennium 1989 PG-13, 110 min.|
Genre: Sci-Fi / Drama / Thriller
Director: Michael Anderson
Cast: Kris Kristofferson, Cheryl Ladd, Daniel J. Travanti, Robert Joy, Brent Carver, Maury Chaykin, Al Waxman, Lloyd Bochner, David McIlwraith, Lawrence Dane, Thomas Hauff, Peter Dvorsky, Raymond O'Neill, Philip Akin, David Calderisi
Louise Baltimore (Cheryl Ladd) is a woman from another age who is trying to help her world by transporting people from this era to hers. She does this by taking passengers off of doomed airplanes. Kris Kristofferson plays airline employee Bill Smith, who investigates air crashes, becomes confused when he hears the cockpit voice recorder, and physicist Dr. Arnold Mayer (Daniel J. Travanti) becomes curious about the possibility of time travel.
|Sword of Gideon 1986 TV, 148 min.|
Genre: Drama / Action / Thriller
Director: Michael Anderson
Cast: Steven Bauer, Michael York, Rod Steiger, Colleen Dewhurst, Robert Joy, Lino Ventura, Leslie Hope, Laurent Malet, Peter Dvorsky, John Hirsch, Hrant Alianak, Sonia Benezra, Daniel Alfie, Linda Griffiths, Cyrielle Clair
An anti-terrorist team is set up after the massacre of Israeli athletes at the Olympic games in Munich. Steven Bauer plays the commando leader. Pretty good TV movie.
|Videodrome 1983 R, 90 min.|
Genre: Fantasy / Sci-Fi / Mystery
Director: David Cronenberg
Cast: James Woods, Deborah Harry, Peter Dvorsky, Leslie Carlson, Sonja Smits, Jack Creley, Lynne Gorman, Julie Khaner, Reiner Schwartz, David Bolt, Lally Cadeau, Henry Gomez, Harvey Chao, David Tsubouchi, Kay Hawtrey
When Max Renn (James Woods) uses his satellite dish to beam in a show called "Videodrome," he tries to find out more about it and discovers that the tales of human bondage may be for real. Interesting premise not pulled off too well.
|1. Barbarians at the Gate (1993)|
2. Casual Sex? (1988)
3. The Dead Zone (1983)
4. Letting Go (1985)
5. Mesmer (1994)
6. Millennium (1989)
7. The Park Is Mine (1986)
8. Sword of Gideon (1986)
9. Videodrome (1983)
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