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Description: Few lost-soul night-owls, including a nightclub owner, a talkback radio relationships counseller, and an itinerant stranger have encounters that expose their contradictions and anxieties about love and acceptance.
Description: The internal minister's very sophisticated ultra-technological and plated vehicle stops for a mechanical accident in front of a villa. The owner of the villa is De Andreis that instantly offers his support to save the minister entrapped inside the car. Everything has to be done in secret to avoid a scandal within the Roman politic world. Many attempt are done but the effect is unexpectedly terrific.
Description: Francesco, nicknamed 'Toscano', is a very nice pool user but he never wins when he plays for money. He meets Chiara, a saxophone player, on a late night bus by swapping his situation containing the cue with her one, containing the sax. The two fall in love, but in the meantime Francesco loses a large amount of cash testing vs 'Scuro', the long-time Italian champion. His only possibility to pay the debt is to victory the Italian Championships.
Description: In 1966 Fresh Jersey, Jill Rosen, a frustrated high schooler, is intrigued by an enigmatic fresh student known only as the Sheik. Sheik is an Italian whose basic interests are his car, Frank Sinatra, and Jill. At first she is taken aback by his forwardness, but they later develop a relationship, much to the chagrin of their parents. Sheik gets expelled from school, and Jill is agreed at an all-girls college. After a fight, Sheik goes to Florida to work in a club lip-synching Sinatra songs. Sheik becomes dissatisfied with his Florida lifestyle and goes back to Fresh Jersey to test to victory Jill over.
Description: A boozy Broadway actress comes out of a 12-week cure to face the issues of her greatest mates as well as her needy daughter. She tries to balance the terrors of returning to work with the demands of all around her with humor and insight, while staying off the booze.
Description: Filip buys an 8mm film camera when his first kid is born. Because it's the first camera in town, he's called official photographer by the local Party boss. His horizons widen when he is sent to regional movie festivals with his first works but his focus on film making also leads to domestic strife and philosophical dilemmas.
Description: Charles is a bored civil servant struggling through a harsh Utah winter. He spends most of his time reflecting on his romance with Laura, a coworker who left Charles to return to her husband, an A-Frame salesman.
Description: The Lightning Bug has a multi-prong scheme to enslave the earth. First, rock and roll, which the JMen counter with Muzac, then marijuana. Finally, the JMen build a bomb to blow up the moon with, but the Bug beats them to it by self destructing the moon by testing his rock and roll too loud.
Description: Hillary Kramer, successful Perfume magnate awakes one morning to search that her accountant has robbed her blind and left for South America. Going through all of her remaining assets she finds a boxer, bought as a tax write off. She decides to take Child Natural, (Eddie Scanlon) who is much more at home giving driving lessons, into the ring and test him as her key to riches. Eddie thinks this will only receive him killed and resists.
Description: A Southerner--young, poor, ambitious but uneducated--determines to become something in the world. He decides that the greatest method to do that is to become a preacher and begin up his own church.
Description: Based in a London suburb Mahmud Nasir lives with his wife, Saamiya, and two children, Rashid and Nabi. His son plans to marry Uzma, the step-daughter of Egyptian-born Arshad Al-Masri, a so-called 'Hate Cleric' from Waziristan, Pakistan. Mahmud, who is not exactly a devout Muslim, he drinks alcohol, and does not pray five times, but does accept that he will appease Arshad, without whose approval the marriage cannot take place. Shortly thereafter Mahmud, while going over his recently deceased mother's documents, will search out that he was adopted, his birth parents were Jewish, and his name is now Solly Shimshillewitz.
Description: New off the heels of appearing in films like Superhero Film and The 40 Year-Old Virgin, fast-talking comedian Kevin Hart stars in his second live stand-up performance in Cleveland, Ohio, where he makes fun of everything and everybody - especially himself.
Description: In metahistorical Fresh York town electrotechnician Lafayette deals with a megalomaniac director of a wax museum of ancient Rome, an italian lonely anarchist, a group of feminist actresses - including Angelica who falls in love with him - and a tiny adopted chimpanzee.
Description: It's Friday and everyone is going to the hot fresh disco. The Commodore's are scheduled to enjoy if Floyd shows up with the instruments and Nicole dreams of becoming a disco star. Another characters are there to victory the dance contest, or to place a tiny excitement into a fifth anniversary.
Description: Richard Dreyfuss is Moses Wine, a personal detective hired to by his former college girlfriend, Susan Anspach, to investigate a political smear campaign. Moses sets out to search out who is responsible, with deadly results, in this comedy-thriller.
Description: Mystery abounds when it is discovered that, one by one, the best Chefs in Europe are being killed. The intriguing part of the murders is that every chef is killed in the same manner that their own unique dish is prepared in. Meal critics and the (many) self-proclaimed best Chefs in Europe demand the mystery be solved.
Description: Since her husband pronounced her frigid on her wedding night, Antonia DeAngelis has been an invalid. When he disappears, she believes him dead: she leaves her bed and takes over his business, traveling to see clients. She discovers her husband's passions, his political writing, mistresses, and his indifference to the peasants on her family's land. She improves their lot, starts an affair with a young foreign doctor, and publishes her husband's writings. All this time, he's hiding from a murder charge in a house across the square. Amazed, he watches her become his sexual and social equal. After the police drop the murder charge, will he disappear, end his life, or rejoin her on fresh terms?
Description: In a tiny town of Brazil, Flor (a very nice looking woman) marries Vadinho, a very handsome and erotic man. Once married she finds he is a good-for-nothing. She works teaching cooking to her neighbours but he takes all her cash to gamble. One day he dies. Flor misses the goods of the marriage so she marries again with a very correct gentleman - the owner of the drugstore (Teodoro). Actually she's very satisfied with her man, but misses the erotic moments with her previous husband. Then the ghost of Vadhino comes to world to chase her.
Description: Tired of the slave-like treatment of his team's owner, charismatic star Negro League pitcher Bingo Long takes to the street with his band of barnstormers through the tiny cities of the Midwest in the 1930's.
Description: Newly divorced, Achilles Pumpkinseed lives alone in the house left to him by his deceased mother. Depressed and adrift, he spends his days smoking pot and watching television, usually alone but sometimes with his equally rootless mate Patroclus. One day an unexpected visitor called Homer shows up at Achilles' doorstep, bearing an unusual gift: an old dilapidated camping trailer painted like a child's photo of a watermelon. Achilles' life will never be the same. Until it is. Sort of.
Description: The film contains three diffirent skits, including various actors. The first skit is about a shop owner who steals goods from himself. He is arrested and brought to court, to testify about a murder, while he thinks he is about to receive busted for stealing. The second skit contains a cheating husband trying to survive in a love triangle. And the third skit contains a boy trying to receive married after seeing the bride only once in his life on a bus.
Description: A provincial young girl, a farming engineer, does not wish to return to the countryside on graduating, but stay in the capital. But she needs a Bucharest identity card to do this. Her solution is to "buy" a husband...
Description: This is the second silent (save for a song) slapstick comedy short about journeys of Worldly, Coward, and Fool. In a tiny hunting lodge three mates are making illegal moonshine. Bottled "product" fills shelves quickly. Life is good. But their dog Barbos doesn't understand that bringing a moonshine condenser coil to a police station is a terrible idea...
Description: The Pope is disturbed by the fact that today's youth are not as spiritually inclined as they could be, and so he decides to set up a Vatican tv station and entice them back into the religion of their ancestors. In order to particularly grab the wandering flock, a priest invites the comedians from "The Another Sunday," an current comedy tool on Italian television, to perform on this fresh channel. He sets up a present that parodies an over-the-hill transvestite group, the Flagg Sisters, played by themselves. This understandably upsets one of the more eminent Cardinals who tries each means he can to stop the show. Nothing succeeds, and he can only assemble with all the another devout boys of God to view the first live broadcast. Worked into the plot are few outrageously incongruous scenes that casually juxtapose the secular and sacred, including God at the wheel of a Fiat - what else would He drive?
Description: When a salon refuses to hire her because of her plump figure, irrepressible hair stylist Kathi plots revenge by opening her own beauty parlor next door. But when she faces a cash-flow problem, Kathi resorts to some constructive means of raising capital.
Description: A high school romantic comedy about freshman Victor who has contracted a situation of Anya-itis, (acute and incurable love passion for high school senior Anja.) And why shouldn't he?
Description: It's time again for California's "Young American Miss" beauty pageant, the largest happening of the year for Large Bob Freelander and Brenda DiCarlo, who give their all to place on a successful pageant. But Brenda is having marital difficulties and Bob's son is up to some mischief. Should this year's pageant be in jeopardy?
Description: Jerry Lewis plays Norman Phiffer, a proud boy in a humble life, who doesn't know that his girlfriend, Barbara, is heir to the Tuttle Department Shop dynasty. Mrs. Tuttle, Barbara's mother, is determined to split the two lovers, and hires Norman in an attempt to humiliate him enough that Barbara leaves him. Will she crash their love, or will he crash her store?
Description: Ali Hassan (Ali Zafar), a reporter with a downmarket TV channel in Karachi, is keen to go to USA for a better life, but his visa has been refused six times in seven years. In desperation, he gets keep of an Osama Bin Laden look alike and makes a fake Osama tape which he sells to the owner of his channel to raise cash for a false identity, a fresh passport and better luck with US visa. As one can expect, it is far from smooth sailing for him and his friends, as they receive into a series of comic situations.
Description: Steve Byrne has established himself as one of the premier stand-up comedians of his generation. In his second one hour special, Steve asks the universal question "Who are you?" The effect is a poignant, inventive, and immensely funny look at how we identify ourselves in America.
Description: Santa Claus develops amnesia after accidentally falling out of his sleigh and only the innocence of a tiny kid can save him. Meanwhile, Santa has to war the disbelief of a newsman.
Description: Concerned about his tiny stature, a young Scottish man applies for a mail-order body building course, successfully gaining both height and strength. The movie was released as "Wee Geordie" in the USA.
Description: Love Chronicles, a romantic “dramedy”, is set at Los Angeles radio station KLUV, where callers air their dirty laundry over the airwaves for all to hear. Over the course of one crazy day, present host and "relationship expert" Darren (Rockmond Dunbar) and Janet (Vivica Fox) have had other one of their epic wars that threatens to end their marriage and create a joke of Darren's career. At the radio station, road creator Thomas Black (Mike Epps) advises cougar Monique (Elise Neal) how to stay married while DJ Mike V (Ving Rhames) supports out the nice woman who falls for terrible man from the another side of the tracks.
Description: Mi, a propane delivery girl, declares to the heavens that she gotta marry a rich man. On a flight to Milan Me meets Christmas, a cute, rich Hong Kong resident who instantly takes a shine to Mi. She thinks she’s hit the jackpot, but as later as they land the two are pick-pocketed by a local. Undaunted, they go on a “poor man’s date” making the run of Milan without a penny. And the two receive along famously, leading Me to the conclusion that her cynical gold-digging plans have worked.
Description: Jon Jon (Marques Houston) sees a ripe occasion for a major party when he snags the job house-sitting for his rich Uncle Charles. The mansion comes with a platinum colourful Mercedes-Benz 430. Which is told to be more than $100,000, and although Uncle Bilal has said him not to drive the vehicle or have folks over, Jon Jon wastes no time in doing both. But Uncle Charles holiday isn't going as planned, Charles is unaware that Jon Jon is not only having an "entertainment party", but he's auditioning his hip-hop band (IMx) for a record executive. When Jon Jon finds out his uncle is coming home earlier than announced, he has to race vs time to test and place everything back the method he found it again.
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No doubt many articles on Maximum Linder begin out with his being source material for Charlie Chaplin, so it would be redundant to continue along those lines. Watching this short French movie is watching a real master at work. From facial expressions(including some rare close-ups for this time period) and physical contortions, Linder does it all. This film is really a one boy show, and very much worth the price of admission. The real use of course, can it still create children of the 21st century laugh, and the respond is a resounding yes! In this humorous exercise in ice skating, Linder conveys many emotions throughout, from frustration, elation and revenge. Most of the time he is the butt of the jokes, but when others are knocked about because of his ineptness we laugh at them as well, with our main character(appearing to be the large bully)soon to be punished by the "tough kids" among the crowd. Then how sorry we feel when Maximum is rebuked for his exuberance. But that's what makes "Max Learns to Skate" so beloved. The hero is real, one whom we can truly associate with.
I've only seen a several of early French comedian Maximum Linder's movies - and one of them was more a fantasy than a comedy - but what I've seen of him so far is extremely funny. As the another reviewer to date on this movie has mentioned, most articles compare Linder with his most popular fan, Charlie Chaplin, but as you watch this sometimes hilarious farce, you can see Chaplin mimicking - and, to be fair, often improving upon - Linder's actions here. Given how early this movie was made, Linder can considered to be a genuine comic trailblazer: nobody else had committed such naturally funny moves to celluloid as this funny Frenchman. Be sure to give this one a viewing if you receive the chance.
Maximum goes ice skating. Although he appears confident, he has no concept what he's doing and is a finished menace on the ice--knocking people down as he tries, in vain, to skate.According to IMDb, this is the first Maximum Linder movie where he appears as his rich dandy--a hero he perfected and played for years--much like Chaplin's 'little tramp'. Unfortunately, while this makes it an necessary film, it doesn't mean it's all that funny. It's a very easy setup and not much more than that--though it is great that they now filmed it outdoors during winter. However, just watching Linder fall and knock others down isn't funny when seen today--though perhaps audiences were less demanding in 1907 and thought this was hot stuff. After all, he DID go on to create few hundred films!
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