|The Bride 1985 PG-13, 118 min.|
Genre: Horror / Thriller / Romance / Fantasy
Director: Franc Roddam
Cast: Sting, Jennifer Beals, Anthony Higgins, Clancy Brown, Geraldine Page, David Rappaport, Cary Elwes, Guy Rolfe, Tony Haygarth, Quentin Crisp, Alexei Sayle, Phil Daniels, Veruschka von Lehndorff, Timothy Spall, Ken Campbell
This remake of the 1935 classic "Bride of Frankenstein" features Sting in the role of Doctor Frankenstein who is trying to create the perfect woman. He does succeed and names the woman "Eva" who is played by Jennifer Beals.
|Chicken Run 2000 G, 85 min.|
Director: Peter Lord, Nick Park
Cast: Mel Gibson, Julia Sawalha, Miranda Richardson, Jane Horrocks, Lynn Ferguson, Imelda Staunton, Benjamin Whitrow, Tony Haygarth, Timothy Spall, Phil Daniels
Kids as well as adults will enjoy this romp through a Yorkshire, England, chicken farm in which the romantic duo–Rocky the Rooster (Mel Gibson) and Ginger (Julia Sawalha)–plot a great escape when the farm's evil owners (Miranda Richardson and Tony Haygarth) decide to turn from egg farming to the chicken pot pie trade. A very good spoof on "The Great Escape" that is bound to be a claymation classic.
|The Class of Miss MacMichael 1978 R, 99 min.|
Director: Silvio Narizzano
Cast: Glenda Jackson, Oliver Reed, Michael Murphy, Rosalind Cash, John Standing, Michael Murphy, Phil Daniels, Tony London, Marianne Stone
Dedicated teacher Conor MacMichael (Glenda Jackson) fights the establishment, headed by Terence Sutton (Oliver Reed), to bring knowledge to her class of social misfits.
|Meantime 1984 N/R, 104 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Drama
Director: Mike Leigh
Cast: Marion Bailey, Phil Daniels, Tim Roth, Gary Oldman, Pam Ferris, Jeff Robert, Alfred Molina, Paul Daly, Tilly Vosburgh, Peter Wight, Leila Bertrand, Hepburn Graham, Eileen Davies, Herbert Norville, Brian Hoskin
In this made-for-British-TV film, the Pollack family–Frank (Jeff Robert), Mavis (Pam Ferris), and their sons Mark (Phil Daniels) and Colin (Tim Roth)–live in a run-down flat in London's East End. Frank is unemployed as are his sons–until Mavis' sister Barbara (Marion Bailey) offers Colin a job wallpapering her home. Mark is jealous of the offer and tries to talk Colin out of taking the job–and problems continue as other family members also manipulate each other.
|Quadrophenia 1979 R, 120 min.|
Genre: Drama / Musical
Director: Franc Roddam
Cast: Phil Daniels, Leslie Ash, Philip Davis, Mark Wingett, Sting, Ray Winstone, Michael Elphick, Garry Cooper, Gary Shail, Toyah Willcox, Trevor Laird, Kate Williams, Kim Neve, Benjamin Whitrow, Daniel Peacock
This is Sting's acting debut and is the story of teen conflict between two gangs, British Mods and Rockers. The story is good and provides a poignant drama.
|Still Crazy 1998 R, 95 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Musical / Romance
Director: Brian Gibson
Cast: Stephen Rea, Billy Connolly, Jimmy Nail, Timothy Spall, Bill Nighy, Juliet Aubrey, Helena Bergstrom, Bruce Robinson, Hans Matheson, Phil Daniels, Rachael Stirling, Philip Davis, Frances Barber, Zoe Ball, Virginia Clay
This British comedy relates the memories, rehearsals, rivalries, arguments, etc. of a fictional band, Strange Fruit. The rock band reunites at the urging of band member Tony Costello (Stephen Rea) in order to perform at the Wisbech Rock Festival–an outdoor concert where, 20-years earlier, a bolt of lightning short-circuited the band's future.
|1. The Bride (1985)|
2. Chicken Run (2000)
3. The Class of Miss MacMichael (1978)
4. Meantime (1984)
5. Quadrophenia (1979)
6. Still Crazy (1998)
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