|Lobster Man from Mars 1989 PG, 82 min.|
Director: Stanley Sheff
Cast: Tony Curtis, Deborah Foreman, Dean Jacobson, Patrick Macnee, Anthony Hickox, S.D. Nemeth, Billy Barty, Bobby Pickett, Mindy Kennedy, Phil Proctor, Tim Halderman, Todd Kutcher
In this film-within-a-film, producer J.P. Shelldrake (Tony Curtis) needs a tax write-off, and quickly. His needs appear to be fulfilled when young Stevie (Dean Jacobson) appears to sell his movie–"Lobster Man from Mars"–a sure bet to lose money. The story involves the Lobster Man arriving on Earth with the mission of stealing Earth's air due to the loss on air on Mars. His reward: feasting on humans. Of course the film becomes a hit and J.P. is in REAL trouble with the IRS.
|A Safe Place 1971 PG, 94 min.|
Director: Henry Jaglom
Cast: Tuesday Weld, Orson Welles, Jack Nicholson, Phil Proctor, Gwen Welles, Rhonda Alfaro, Fanny Birkenmier, Sylvia Zapp, Dov Lawrence, Barbara Flood, Richard Finnochio, Gwen Welles, Roger Garrett, Jordon Hahn, Francesca Hilton
This surrealistic story is about Susan/Noah (Tuesday Weld) who lives in a fantasy world from which she cannot escape. She moves back and forth between the present day of 1970 New York City and her childhood of the past trying to find a "Safe Place" and to decide between the two men in her life: boring Fred (Phil Proctor) and dynamic Mitch (Jack Nicholson).
|Spirited Away 2001 PG, 125 min.|
Genre: Animation / Family / Adventure / Fantasy
Director: Hayao Miyazaki, Kirk Wise
Cast: Daveigh Chase, Suzanne Pleshette, Jason Marsden, Susan Egan, David Ogden Stiers, Lauren Holly, Michael Chiklis, John Ratzenberger, Tara Strong, Mickie McGowan, Sherry Lynn, Jack Angel, Mona Marshall, Candi Milo, Phil Proctor
This Japanese animated film is about 10-year-old Chihiro (voice of Daveigh Chase) who finds herself alone in a world of ghosts and monsters, and her parents have been turned into pigs. She will need courage and allies to escape her nightmare, and she meets Haku (voice of Jason Marsden) who comes to her aid and finds a job for her in a bathhouse used by creatures. While working there, Chihiro tries to find the way to restore her parents into their human forms. The film received an Academy Award for Best Animated Feature.
|Tarzan & Jane 2002 G, 70 min.|
Genre: Animation / Family / Adventure
Director: Victor Cook, Steve Loter, Don MacKinnon
Cast: Michael T. Weiss, Olivia d'Abo, Tara Strong, Nicollette Sheridan, Jeff Bennett, Jim Cummings, Kevin Michael Richardson, John O'Hurley, April Winchell, Grey DeLisle, Rene Auberjonois, Alexis Denisof, Phil Proctor
In this Disney direct-to-video/DVD sequel to 1999's "Tarzan," Tarzan (voice of Michael T. Weiss) and Jane (voice of Olivia d'Abo) are about to celebrate their first wedding anniversary. They recount the adventures of the past year, and each searches for the perfect gift for the other in the jungle, with obstacles to overcome in their quests. Not much here–except the closing song–in this 70 minute Saturday morning cartoon.
|Tunnelvision 1976 R, 75 min.|
Director: Brad Swirnoff
Cast: Phil Proctor, Howard Hesseman, Ernie Anderson, Edwina Anderson, Chevy Chase, Gerrit Graham, Betty Thomas, Al Franken, Laraine Newman, Ron Silver
This funny story is a satire on television and what messages its shows are really giving.
|1. Lobster Man from Mars (1989)|
2. A Safe Place (1971)
3. Spirited Away (2001)
4. Tarzan & Jane (2002)
5. Tunnelvision (1976)
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