|American Gothic 1988 R, 89 min.|
Genre: Horror / Thriller
Director: John Hough
Cast: Rod Steiger, Yvonne De Carlo, Sarah Torgov, Mark Lindsay Chapman, Fiona Hutchison, Michael J. Pollard, William Hootkins, Terry Kelly, Mark Ericksen, Caroline Barclay, Stephen Shellen, Janet Wright
While flying together on their way to a camping trip, six friends are forced by engine trouble to land on a remote island. They are taken into the home of Pa and Ma (Rod Steiger and Yvonne De Carlo) and meet their psychotic children Woody (Michael J. Pollard) and Fanny (Janet Wright). Staying with Pa and Ma is not a good decision, and the "houseguests" are killed off–one at a time.
|Bad Timing: A Sensual Obsession 1980 R, 129 min.|
Genre: Drama / Mystery
Director: Nicolas Roeg
Cast: Art Garfunkel, Theresa Russell, Harvey Keitel, Denholm Elliott, Daniel Massey, Dana Gillespie, William Hootkins, Eugene Lipinski, George Roubicek, Stefan Gryff, Sevilla Delofski, Robert Walker, Gertan Klauber, Ania Marson, Lex van Delden
Milena Flaherty (Theresa Russell) is admitted to a Viennese hospital apparently suffering from a drug overdose, but police Inspector Netusil (Harvey Keitel) is suspicious and investigates her relationship with Alex Linden (Art Garfunkel).
|Batman 1989 PG-13, 126 min.|
Genre: Action / Drama / Fantasy / Thriller
Director: Tim Burton
Cast: Michael Keaton, Jack Nicholson, Kim Basinger, Robert Wuhl, Pat Hingle, Billy Dee Williams, Jack Palance, Michael Gough, Tracey Walter, Jerry Hall, Lee Wallace, William Hootkins, Mac McDonald
Take Michael Keaton as the brooding, romantic millionaire Bruce Wayne/Batman; add Jack Nicholson as the colorful yet demented criminal mastermind, The Joker; put them in dark and sinister Gotham City; and you have the makings of a good film. The Caped Crusader must stop his evil nemesis (in makeup) from wiping out the entire city with acid. Good fun.
|Biggles: Adventures in Time 1986 PG, 95 min.|
Genre: Family / Adventure / Sci-Fi
Director: John Hough
Cast: Neil Dickson, Peter Cushing, Alex Hyde-White, Fiona Hutchison, Marcus Gilbert, William Hootkins, Daniel Flynn, James Saxon, Francesca Gonshaw, Alan Polonsky, Michael Siberry, Roy Boyd, Samantha Bradshaw, Andrea Browne, David Butler
1980s' entrepreneur Jim Ferguson (Alex Hyde-White) suddenly finds himself back in World War I. It turns out that he has a "time twin," British war pilot Biggles (Neil Dickson). Since each such twin is obligated to help the other when needed, Jim helps Biggles destroy a German super weapon. 1 User Review
|Good spirited fun that doesn't take itself too seriously||C-McK 02/26/2007 |
| Bringing Capt. W.E. Johns' fictional flying ace to the big screen was the intention of writers Kent Walwin and John Groves, and with John Hough's direction, they partially achieved this.|
What followed was 89 mins (according to the DVD) of fast paced adventure with many twists and turns. This charming film offers much for film buffs who are partial to subtexts and imagery but gives a neat blend of chocks away hocum with science fiction romp. It is an unusual premise for Biggles to be involved in time travel but it works nicely.
Without going into microscopic depth, the film has a promenant Good Vs Bad element, a sinister plot,absolutely exhilerating ariel footage created especially for the film, a touching if brief love story and has a young and talented cast with the ever watchable and brilliant Peter Cushing in what was to be his last film.
Actor Alex Hyde White (son of late British actor Wilfred Hyde White) is the main character but it is Neil Dixon who shines as Biggles, giving the character his "pip-pip, chocks away " cheeriness and creates a solid character. Peter Cushing's Air Commadore William Raymond remains out of the central action but he is pivitol in the plot and his scenes are a treat to watch ( when he meets Biggles in present day, he has tears in his eyes when he says "How I've missed you, old friend"-utterly superb).
A little info regarding the other actors - Francesca Gonshaw (who plays Biggles' love interest, Marie) was at the time appearing in BBC comedy 'Allo 'Allo from the pilot in 1982 to the end of series 3 in 1986-7 as a french waitress at Cafe Rene. It is my belief that the reason she left the show (to join Howards' Way) was due to fear of type casting. In 'Allo 'Allo her character was called Maria, and her character in "Biggles" is strangely called Marie. It is a shame that Miss Gonshaw has not been seen on television or film since 1990, an actress of considerable beauty and acting ability has now dissappeared from TV radar. Sad.
Daniel Flynn, who plays Ginger is the brother of Gerome Flynn currently appears in The Bill as Super Int. Heaton. Flynn is an actor who has a great deal of talent and has managed to keep in the running with work on TV.
I could go on but all this info is available on IMDB.com
"Biggles- Adventures in Time" is a film that should be watched with an open mind and with a sence of fun. I enjoyed watching it partially for its views of London in 1985 ( when the film was in production) but also for the "before they were half famous" look at the acting talent. Having the DVD in my possession, there are a number of features like the "Making Of" documentary , TV slots at the time and actor Biographies which give insight to the fact that this film was intended to rival Raiders of the Lost Ark, Gremlins and Ghostbusters (according to an interview with Dixon on the DVD), and the fact that the film premier was attended by the Prince and Princess of Wales gives the impression that the makers thought it would be a blockbuster- far from it, I'm afraid.This is what I mean about the writer and director "partially "succeeding.
My advice to you is this - if you are interested, find a copy of the film and watch it. use your own judgement and offer your own opinion. That is what I did and am about to add a full stop to my review, hope you do the same.
|Blessed 2004 R, 97 min.|
Genre: Horror / Thriller
Director: Simon Fellows
Cast: Heather Graham, James Purefoy, Andy Serkis, David Hemmings, Stella Stevens, Fionnula Flanagan, William Hootkins, Michael J. Reynolds, Michele Gentille, Alan Mckenna, Debora Weston, Ilie Dobre, Adrian Cretu, Radu Branzaru, Oxana Moravec
Samantha and Craig Howard ( Heather Graham and James Purefoy) REALLY want a baby, but Samantha (Heather Graham) is infertile. But wait–there is a clinic that can help. The clinic does indeed help, and a baby is on the way. But, Satan may be the father in this rip-off of "Rosemary's Baby" that went straight to video.
|Dear Wendy 2005 N/R, 100 min.|
Director: Thomas Vinterberg
Cast: Jamie Bell, Bill Pullman, Michael Angarano, Danso Gordon, Novella Nelson, Chris Owen, Alison Pill, Mark Webber, Trevor Cooper, William Hootkins, Thomas Bo Larsen
Young Dick (Jamie Bell) forms a secret club, The Dandies, whose members are misfits, but pacifists. Even though they own guns, they profess never to draw them. But, an armed group–whether or not they shoot–is asking for problems, and it isn't long before the shooting begins.
|Flash Gordon 1980 PG, 110 min.|
Genre: Action / Sci-Fi / Comedy / Thriller
Director: Mike Hodges
Cast: Sam J. Jones, Topol, Max von Sydow, Timothy Dalton, Melody Anderson, Ornella Muti, Brian Blessed, Peter Wyngarde, Mariangela Melato, Richard O'Brien, John Osborne, John Hallam, Philip Stone, Suzanne Danielle, William Hootkins
Emperor Ming the Merciless (Max von Sydow) rules the planet Mongo and is plotting to destroy the Earth because he believes it is a threat to his realm. Flash Gordon (Sam J. Jones) teams up with his companion Dale Arden (Melody Anderson) to come to the rescue, and along the way is skyjacked aboard Dr. Zarkov's (Topol) spaceship. Now, Flash Gordon's efforts will require more daring as they are drawn to the planet Mongo where Ming plans to take Dale as his concubine.
|Funny Bones 1995 R, 118 min.|
Genre: Drama / Comedy
Director: Peter Chelsom
Cast: Oliver Platt, Jerry Lewis, George Carl, Leslie Caron, Freddie Davies, Lee Evans, Oliver Reed, Ruta Lee, Richard Griffiths, Ian McNeice, Sadie Corre, Christopher Greet, Peter Gunn, Gavin Millar, William Hootkins
Tommy (Oliver Platt) discovers that his father, George (Jerry Lewis), stole material for the comedy act that made him famous. Now Tommy, who is hoping to follow in his famous father's footsteps, must come to terms with his information.
|Hardware 1990 R, 93 min.|
Genre: Sci-Fi / Horror / Thriller
Director: Richard Stanley
Cast: Dylan McDermott, Stacey Travis, John Lynch, William Hootkins, Iggy Pop, Mark Northover, Paul McKenzie, Lemmy, Mac McDonald, Carl McCoy, Chris McHallem, Barbara Yu Ling, Oscar James, Arnold Lee, Susie Savage
Set in a post-apocalyptic world covered by contaminated debris fields, people live in cramped dwellings eating synthetic food. The birthrate of mutants is also increasing, resulting in the use of a Cyborg force to control population. One man, Moses Baxter (Dylan McDermott), dares to venture out in the wasteland, where he picks up debris that he might be able to sell. He comes across some android parts, which he takes to his girlfriend, Jill (Stacey Travis), who welds metal art objects. But the new find is part of a Cyborg, and it rebuilds itself from the parts Jill has on hand and then begins a killing rampage.
|The Island of Dr. Moreau 1996 PG-13, 95 min.|
Genre: Horror / Drama / Sci-Fi / Thriller
Director: John Frankenheimer
Cast: Marlon Brando, Val Kilmer, David Thewlis, Fairuza Balk, Ron Perlman, Marco Hofschneider, Temuera Morrison, Peter Elliott, William Hootkins, Daniel Rigney, Mark Dacascos, Nelson de la Rosa, Neil Young, Miguel Lopez, David Hudson
Based on H.G. Wells' story, this is the tale of Edward Douglas' (David Thewlis) rescue at sea that brings him to Doctor Moreau's (Marlon Brando) island where the evil doctor and his assistant, Montgomery (Val Kilmer), perform grotesque genetic experiments involving the crossbreeding of animals with humans.
|The Magnificent Ambersons 2002 TV, 100 min.|
Director: Alfonso Arau
Cast: Madeleine Stowe, Bruce Greenwood, Jonathan Rhys-Meyers, Gretchen Mol, Jennifer Tilly, William Hootkins, Dina Merrill, James Cromwell, Darren McHugh, Michael Devaney, David Gilliam, Kieran D. Gough, Patrick Kennedy, Michael Paye, Tiaman Sparks
This made-for-TV remake of Orson Welles' 1942 classic sticks to the same screenplay, with more added, but is not in the same league as the earlier film. It is the story of a wealthy Indianapolis family, the Ambersons, who must come to grips with a changing world in the early 20th century.
|The Omega Code 1999 PG-13, 99 min.|
Director: Robert Marcarelli
Cast: Casper Van Dien, Michael York, Catherine Oxenberg, Michael Ironside, Jan Triska, Gregory Wagrowski, Devon Odessa, William Hootkins, Robert Ito, George Coe
Antichrist Stone Alexander (Michael York) attempts to rule the world and attain a "New World Order." Set in Rome, Los Angeles, and Jerusalem, this adventure comes with action-filled car chases. BUT, it still bombs out.
|Raiders of the Lost Ark 1981 PG, 115 min.|
Genre: Adventure / Thriller
Director: Steven Spielberg
Cast: Harrison Ford, Karen Allen, Denholm Elliott, Ronald Lacey, Wolf Kahler, John Rhys-Davies, Paul Freeman, Anthony Higgins, Alfred Molina, Tutte Lemkow, Vic Tablian, Don Fellows, William Hootkins
Indiana Jones (Harrison Ford) battles the Nazis in an attempt to be the first to reach the lost ark containing the remains of the Ten Commandments. Indy suffers a host of adventures during the transformation from his quiet job as college professor to mercenary in South America. This was the first of three Indiana Jones films. In all, four Oscars were awarded for this film, including Best Special Effects; five other nominations included Best Picture and Director. 1 User Review
|great adventure movie||althedrvr603 06/16/2012 |
| 1 of spielbergs best---very easy to enjoy this theme of good vs evil|
|A River Runs Through It 1992 PG, 123 min.|
Director: Robert Redford
Cast: Craig Sheffer, Brad Pitt, Tom Skerritt, Emily Lloyd, Robert Redford, Edie McClurg, Brenda Blethyn, Stephen Shellen, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, MacIntyre Dixon, Vann Gravage, Nicole Burdette, Susan Traylor, Michael Cudlitz, William Hootkins
Beautiful Montana scenery around the Big Blackfoot River sets off this drama about the Maclean family during the early 20th century. Reverend Maclean and his wife (Tom Skerritt and Brenda Blethyn) are raising their very different sons–scholarly Norman (Craig Sheffer) and impetuous Paul (Brad Pitt). Their father has instilled in Norman and Paul a love of fly-fishing, and that love is what keeps them together amidst problems with gambling, alcohol, and their very stern father. 2 User Reviews
| 03/03/2012 |
| My wife and I walked in the room while our son was watching the movie on tv. We were captivated and ended up watching the entire movie.|
|Anonymous 05/20/2011 |
| Very enjoyable movie,awesome stars too,watched it a couple of times and cant wait to watch it again .love it|
|Sphinx 1981 PG, 117 min.|
Genre: Adventure / Mystery / Thriller
Director: Franklin J. Schaffner
Cast: Lesley-Anne Down, Frank Langella, Maurice Ronet, John Gielgud, Martin Benson, John Rhys-Davies, James Cossins, Victoria Tennant, Saeed Jaffrey, Tutte Lemkow, Vic Tablian, Nadim Sawalha, Eileen Way, William Hootkins, Mark Kingston
This is a story about an Egyptologist, Erica Baron (Lesley-Anne Down), who witnesses a murder, escapes her own death, and is thrown into a dungeon, which just happens to be filled with ancient treasures.
|Superman IV: The Quest for Peace 1987 PG, 91 min.|
Genre: Action / Adventure / Sci-Fi
aka: Superman 4
Director: Sidney J. Furie
Cast: Christopher Reeve, Gene Hackman, Margot Kidder, Jackie Cooper, Mariel Hemingway, Jon Cryer, Marc McClure, Sam Wanamaker, Jim Broadbent, William Hootkins, Mark Pillow, Damian McLawhorn, Stanley Lebor, Don Fellows, Robert Beatty
Superman (Christopher Reeve) has a quest for world peace. To that end, he addresses the United Nations to announce that he will rid the world of all nuclear weapons. At the same time, the evil Lex Luthor (Gene Hackman) has made a clone of Superman, and the clone is ruining Superman's reputation.
|The Tempest 1983 N/R, 126 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Drama
Director: William Woodman
Cast: Efrem Zimbalist Jr., Duane Black, J.E. Taylor, William Hootkins, Kay E. Kuter, Ron Palillo, Ted Sorel, Nicholas Hammond
Magician Prospero (Efrem Zimbalist Jr.) and his daughter Miranda (J.E. Taylor) deal with a crew of sailors and members of the king's court after Prospero magically drums up a storm that drives their ship off course and onto his enchanted island. Aboard the ship is Prospero's brother Antonio (Ted Sorel) and the king's son Ferdinand (Nicholas Hammond). Prospero wants to settle a score with Antonio because 12 years earlier, Prospero had ruled Milan–until Antonio interfered and sent Prospero and Miranda adrift at sea. Meanwhile, the spirit Ariel (Duane Black) magically sends Ferdinand to Miranda, and they fall in love. Ariel also plays a role in saving Prospero from half-man, half-beast Caliban (William Hootkins), and, by story's end, they are all–except Caliban–sailing back to Italy.
|Valentino 1977 R, 132 min.|
Director: Ken Russell
Cast: Rudolf Nureyev, Leslie Caron, Michelle Phillips, Carol Kane, Felicity Kendal, Seymour Cassel, Peter Vaughan, Huntz Hall, David de Keyser, Alfred Marks, Anton Diffring, Jennie Linden, William Hootkins, Bill McKinney, Don Fellows
This biopic of famous sex idol Rudolph Valentino's (Rudolf Nureyev) life begins with his funeral, and then the story is told through flashbacks. Valentino started out as a dishwasher, then found employment as a dancer, and quickly rose to stardom. Along the way, Valentino serves time in prison before finding work in films. Valentino died in 1926 after a short life during which he became a national celebrity.
|White Nights 1985 PG-13, 135 min.|
Director: Taylor Hackford
Cast: Mikhail Baryshnikov, Gregory Hines, Geraldine Page, Jerzy Skolimowski, Helen Mirren, Isabella Rossellini, John Glover, Stefan Gryff, William Hootkins, Shane Rimmer
Inside the Soviet Union, Nikolai (Mikhail Baryshnikov) and Raymond (Gregory Hines) plot an escape to the West. This movie is filled with intrigue, and you also get the added bonus of some great dance choreography. Lionel Ritchie wrote the Academy Award-winning song, "Say You, Say Me." 1 User Review
|Nice moves to wach||Sawaf 08/20/2012 |
|1. American Gothic (1988)|
2. Bad Timing: A Sensual Obsession (1980)
3. Batman (1989)
4. Biggles: Adventures in Time (1986)
5. Blessed (2004)
6. Dear Wendy (2005)
7. Flash Gordon (1980)
8. Funny Bones (1995)
9. Hardware (1990)
10. The Island of Dr. Moreau (1996)
11. The Magnificent Ambersons (2002)
12. The Omega Code (1999)
13. Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
14. A River Runs Through It (1992)
15. Sphinx (1981)
16. Superman IV: The Quest for Peace (1987)
aka: Superman 4
17. The Tempest (1983)
18. Valentino (1977)
19. White Nights (1985)
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