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*Batteries Not Included

*Batteries Not Included (1987) Dir. by Matthew Robbins Starring Hume Cronyn, Jessica Tandy, Frank McRae and Elizabeth Pena Plot A crumbling New York City apartment building with only five residents is the lone holdout preventing the construction of a new commercial center.  Desperate to tear the building down, a corrupt executive hires a local gang … Continue reading *Batteries Not Included

Pocahontas

Pocahontas (1995) Directed by Mike Gabriel and Eric Goldberg Synopsis In 1607, after a dangerous sea voyage, a ship carrying English settlers and adventurers arrives in what is now Virginia.  Led by the greedy Governor Ratcliffe, they are there ostensibly to build a new foothold in North America for the English crown, but also to … Continue reading Pocahontas

An American Tail

An American Tail (1986) Dir. by Don Bluth Starring Phillip Glasser, Nehemiah Persoff, John P. Finnegan and Dom DeLuise Plot After their home is burned in an anti-Jewish pogrom in the 1880s, a family of Russian mice emigrate to the United States. Separated from the rest of his family upon arrival, young Fievel Mousekewitz sets … Continue reading An American Tail

Gremlins 2: The New Batch

Gremlins 2: The New Batch (1990) Dir. by Joe Dante Starring Zach Galligan, Phoebe Cates, Robert Picardo and John Glover Plot Several years, after the original Gremlins movie, Gizmo the Mogwai’s elderly caretaker dies and his shop is bulldozed to make way for a fancy commercial center. Taken to Clamp Tower in Manhattan by a … Continue reading Gremlins 2: The New Batch

Highlander

Highlander (1986) Dir. by Russell Mulcahy Starring Christopher Lambert, Clancy Brown, Roxanne Hart and Sean Connery Plot After recovering from being run through during a battle, Scottish clansman Connor MacLeod discovers that he is an Immortal, and can only be killed by having his head cut off. After receiving training from a fellow Immortal, he … Continue reading Highlander

Dragonslayer

Dragonslayer (1981) Dir. by Matthew Robbins Starring Peter MacNicol, Caitlin Clarke, Ralph Richardson and one impressive puppet Plot Tired of a twice-yearly lottery to select a virgin to sacrifice to the rampaging dragon Vermithrax, the citizens of Urland seek the aid of the wizard Ulrich. Before he can help, however, the king’s head knight insists … Continue reading Dragonslayer

Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory

Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory (1971) Dir. by Mel Stuart Starring Gene Wilder, Peter Ostrum and Jack Albertson Plot When eccentric and reclusive candy company magnate Willy Wonka announces a contest for a lifetime supply of chocolate, a worldwide hunt begins for five Golden Tickets. Poor paperboy Charlie Bucket lucks into the final Ticket, … Continue reading Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory

Clash of the Titans

Clash of the Titans (1981) Dir. by Desmond Davis Starring Harry Hamlin, Laurence Olivier, Maggie Smith and Burgess Meredith Plot A retelling of the Greek myth of Perseus: the son of Zeus, the infant Perseus and his mother are cast into the sea by his grandfather, the king of Argos, whose kingdom is destroyed by … Continue reading Clash of the Titans

Renaissance Man

Renaissance Man (1994) Dir. by Penny Marshall Starring Danny DeVito, Gregory Hines and James Remar Plot Unemployed advertising executive Bill Rago, desperate for any job he can get, takes a gig teaching “basic comprehension” to Army recruits about to wash out of Basic Training. He has no idea where to begin, until they express interest … Continue reading Renaissance Man

If Looks Could Kill

If Looks Could Kill (1991) Dir. by William Dear Starring Richard Grieco, Roger Rees and Gabrielle Anwar Plot Teenage slacker Michael Corbin is given a surprise on graduation day when his diploma is withheld due to an incomplete grade in French. In order to get the credit he needs to graduate, he has to accompany … Continue reading If Looks Could Kill

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