|The Blues Brothers 1980 R, 133 min.|
Genre: Action / Comedy / Musical
Director: John Landis
Cast: John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, John Candy, Carrie Fisher, Steven Spielberg, James(1) Brown, Henry Gibson, Frank Oz, Kathleen Freeman, Charles Napier, Cab Calloway, Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, Steve Lawrence, Twiggy
Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi play Elwood and Jake Blues (of "Saturday Night Live" fame) who are reunited after Jake gets out of jail. They discover that the Catholic children's home where they grew up is in financial trouble and decide to get their band back together and put on a concert to raise money. In the process, they turn Chicago upside down.
|Blues Brothers 2000 1998 PG-13, 123 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Action / Musical
Director: John Landis
Cast: Dan Aykroyd, John Goodman, Joe Morton, J. Evan Bonifant, Nia Peeples, Kathleen Freeman, Frank Oz, Aretha Franklin, B.B. King, Steve Lawrence, Walter Levine, Tom Davis, Shann Johnson, Gloria Slade, Jennifer Irwin
The Blues are back as Elwood Blues (Dan Aykroyd) again tries to aid Mother Superior Mary Stigmata (Kathleen Freeman) in her quest for funds for a children's hospital. Elwood heads for New Orleans hoping to reunite the band and enter the New Orleans' Battle of the Bands. While the plot involves Elwood leading cops and Russian mobsters on a merry chase, this film works as a tribute to the blues.
|The Lonely Guy 1984 R, 90 min.|
Director: Arthur Hiller
Cast: Steve Martin, Charles Grodin, Judith Ivey, Steve Lawrence, Robyn Douglass, Merv Griffin, Joyce Brothers, Julie Payne, Rance Howard, Erik Holland, Madison Arnold, Roger Robinson, Dan Hannafin, Joan Sweeny, Nicholas Mele
Larry Hubbard (Steve Martin) is a writer who comes home one day to find his lover Danielle (Robyn Douglass) in bed with another man. He becomes the "Lonely Guy" and meets and commiserates with another "Lonely Guy" (Charles Grodin). Now, Larry spots Iris (Judith Ivey) and wants to get involved with her, but she rejects him. Larry begins to write a book to help others as lonely as he is. His book is published and becomes a best seller, but will Larry's new wealth and fame be enough to kindle a romance with Iris?
|The Yards 2000 R, 115 min.|
Genre: Drama / Romance
Director: James Gray
Cast: Mark Wahlberg, Joaquin Phoenix, Charlize Theron, James Caan, Ellen Burstyn, Faye Dunaway, Andrew Davoli, Steve Lawrence, Tony Musante, Victor Argo, Tomas Milian, Robert Montano, Victor Arnold, Chad Aaron, Louis Guss
Set around the yards where NYC transit trains are repaired, this crime thriller zeroes in on police corruption. Newly released from prison, Leo Handler (Mark Wahlberg) returns to his mother's (Ellen Burstyn) cluttered apartment, and life looks bleak. But wait, Aunt Kitty (Faye Dunaway) has just married a successful businessman (James Caan), and he is willing to help Leo. Unfortunately, his form of help leads to more and more problems.
|1. The Blues Brothers (1980)|
2. Blues Brothers 2000 (1998)
3. The Lonely Guy (1984)
4. The Yards (2000)
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