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Description: Raj Singh Puri has a very wealthy mate in Lalit Kumar Malhotra, and his wife, Nalini. After the passing away of his wife, Shalini, Raj has become more dependent on the Malhotras, and they have offered him help and solace in his time of need. Raj has also won over the affections of their son, Ronit Malhotra. When Ronit meets with Raj's daughter, Isha, both are attracted to every another and fall in love. They wish to surprise Ronit's parents and Raj, and they accordingly decide to share this news with Raj, only to search out that Raj has been actively involved in trying to receive Ronit married to Monishka Rai, the daughter of a very wealthy industrialist, who the Malhotras would like to have a business merger with.
Description: A three-part anthology movie about love and sexuality: a menage-a-trois between a couple and a young girl on the coast of Tuscany; an advertising executive under enormous pressure at work, who, during visits to his psychiatrist, is pulled to delve into the possible reasons why his stress seems to manifest itself in a recurring erotic dream; and a storyline of unrequited love about a beautiful, 1960s high-end call woman in an impossible affair with her young tailor.
Description: A teenager prisoner awaits his release when two weeks before that happens he's said that his mother is returned home. Meanwhile, he finds himself in love with a Sociology student, Ana, working in the penitentiary as an intern.
Description: Bah! Humbug! Susan Stone is definitely what you'd call a modern-day scrooge. She is a young, jaded ebook editor who is consumed with self-doubt and has lost the passion and drive that defined her childhood persona. On the verge of losing her job and being fully on the "outs" with her family, Susan has nearly given up on happiness. Out of nowhere, a cheerful, carefree seven-year-old woman called Suzie awaits Susan back at her apartment. It turns out that tiny Suzie is the embodiment of Susan's inner child, she is Susan as she once was years ago. Suzie has come to support the adult Susan rediscover and recapture the love of life that she's lost.
Description: Things are not going well in the depression-era city of Castle Gate. Mr. Ribaldi, a mysterious rich boy with a disfigured face and an abrasive personality, has just purchased and moved into a long-vacant mansion. Bonnie, an adolescent woman who loves to sing, ends up working for Ribaldi so that her family can stay in their house. But Ribaldi is quite an accomplished musician himself, and he is later giving Bonnie voice lessons. Meanwhile, local businesses are being shut down by foreclosures, and the townspeople suspect Ribaldi is responsible.
Description: Eugenia is a former pop singer who is bedridden and dying of cancer. She is cared for by her daughter, Helena, who dreams of traveling the globe and wishes she should be a glamorous pop star like her mother was. Helena’s younger brother Sebastian's dreams are easy and he merely wants to transport to the beach. Helena is smart and cute but she has no friends, male or female and is fully devoted to her mother's care and is also on the verge of initiating an incestuous relationship with Sebastian. Sebastian however, is falling in love with a man at school called Juan who is the school roughneck and the son of a single father who owns a tiny bar. Juan is the nemesis of the school preppy called Ismael who comes from such a wealthy home that he has his own chauffeur and bodyguards. Ismael's ping-pong obsessed girlfriend Aurora rents a room at Helena and Sebastian's house where Ismael discovers he is also attracted to Sebastian.
Description: Nanny, a London family's live-in maid, brings morbid 10-year-old Joey back from the psychiatric ward he's been in for two years, since the death of his younger sister. Joey refuses to eat any meal Nanny's prepared or take a bath with her in the room. He also demands to sleep in a room with a lock. Joey's parents -- workaholic Bill and neurotic Virgie -- are sure Joey is disturbed, but he may have nice reason to be terrified of Nanny.
Description: Out on the lacrosse pitch, wealthy but troubled Jesse and terrible but driven Tosha form an simple and deep bond, but their relationship is threatened once they enter the hallways of an elite prep school they attend in Washington, D.C. There, they gotta work to overcome racial and another tensions in their classmates, and in themselves, if they hope to hold their friendship alive.
Description: Longtime Companion follows the lives of a tiny circle of mates from the first mention of the illness in the Fresh York Times in 1981. First referred to as "Gay-Related-Immune-Disorder," we watch the result of the illness as it devastates the lives of our protagonists. Jumping between Manhattan and Fire Island, vignettes carry us from the it-couldn't-happen-to-me mentality of the early days of the illness to the invasive result it has had on all of our lives, today. The game of the movie comes from the Fresh York Times' refusal to acknowledge homosexual relationships in their obituary section during this period. Instead, survivors were referred to as "Longtime Companions" of the deceased
Description: The morning of a tiny city Labor Day picnic, a drifter (Hal Carter) blows into city to visit an old fraternity buddy (Alan Benson) who also happens to be the son of the richest boy in town. Hal is an egocentric braggart - all potential and no accomplishment. He meets up with Madge Owens, the city beauty queen and girlfriend of Alan Benson.
Description: Tiny Girls is a coming-of-age drama tracing the lives of four sisters: Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy. During the American Civil War, the women father is away serving as a minister to the troops. The family, headed by their beloved Marmee, gotta struggle to create ends meet, with the support of their type and wealthy neighbor, Mr. Laurence, and his high spirited grandson Laurie.
Description: Andrew Crocker-Harris has been forced from his position as the classics master at an English public school due to terrible health. As he winds up his final term, he discovers not only that his wife, Millie, has been unfaithful to him with one of his fellow schoolmasters, but that the school's students and faculty have long disdained him. However, an unexpected act of kindness causes Crocker-Harris to re-evaluate his life's work.
Description: Every of the three short movies in this collection presents a young gay boy at the threshold of adulthood. In "Pool Days," Justin is a 17-year old Bethesda lad, hired as the evening life guard at a fitness center. In the course of the summer, he realizes and embraces that he's gay. In "A Mate of Dorothy," Winston arrives from upstate for his freshman year at NYU. He has to figure out, with some support from Anne, a hometown friend, how to build a social life as a young gay boy in the city. In "The Disco Years," Tom looks back on 1978, the year in high school that he came out of the closet after one joyful and few painful encounters
Description: Attempting to sell her home after her marriage ends, Alice (Rachel Blanchard) holds an launch house -- but the happening spirals into a nightmare when a serial-killing couple (Brian Geraghty and Tricia Helfer) doesn't leave and Alice becomes a prisoner in her own basement crawl space. Actually she watches as the disturbing relationship between her captors unravels. Anna Paquin co-stars in this chiller written and directed by her brother, Andrew.
Description: Black college graduate Richard Kelly reluctantly accepts a plea bargain requiring him to spend two semesters at an all-white seminary after he's wrongly accused of crimes committed during the 1965 Watts riots. Facing bigotry on all sides, he's close to cracking until he meets an elderly custodian who supports him navigate the trials of racism.
Description: Emanuelle is sent to Bangkok on a journalism assignment. While there, she embarks on her own exploration of the secrets of sensual pleasure. While learning much, she also reveals few secrets of her own.
Description: After her lousy stepfather steals her savings to purchase a vicious tiger, Kelly loses all hope of going to college. But Kelly's case worsens when a hurricane leaves her and her autistic brother boarded up in their house with the man-eating beast. This edge-of-your-seat thriller follows the gutsy heroine and her younger sibling as they struggle to outwit the ravenous predator and search a method to survive.
Description: Three young vigilantes huddle on la linea ready to chase illegals back across the border into Mexico... but they later learn that there are borderlines deep within every one of them that every of them has to cross.
Description: The storyline of Cleopatra, the fabulous queen of Egypt, and the epic romances between her and the best boys of Rome, Julius Caesar and Antony. (IMDb) Only a fragment of this movie is known to still exist.
Description: Catalonian Paco is a traveling rep for a shoe manufacturer. When he stops to pick up Russian emigree hitchhiker Nino, Paco later finds himself on the side of the street with everything stolen out from under him. Local gift store owner Marinette gives the Spaniard a lift. Their mutual attraction manifests itself quickly, and Paco, who was fired over the stolen-car episode, hangs around. When he happens to spot Nino in the same town, he beats up the scrawny Russian, who lands in the hospital. Oddly enough, this marks the beginning of a pretty friendship. Paco and Nino later take the trip down the street together
Description: Young girls in Nazi-occupied countries are packed onto a train and shipped off to a prison camp, where the sadistic commandant uses them as rewards for his lesbian guards and perverted and deviate troops.
Description: A boy gets involved in a kidnapping scheme with the wife of a wealthy businessman. She lets herself be tied up and confined in his house while he sends the ransom demand. When he returns home that night, however, he finds her laying dead on the floor. In a panic he buries her body deep in the woods and tries to return to his ordinary life. One day, he thinks he spots her walking down the street. Is his mind testing tricks on him, or has she somehow returned from the grave?
Description: Cigarette smugglers in Naples run into issues with cocaine operations being set up by a rival smuggler. Full of violence, including a women's face being burned off with a blow torch and a graphic rape scene.
Description: Eric Binford watches a lot of movies. He is the truest definition of a movie geek. One day, his sanity takes a turn for the worse and he starts acting out his favourite scenes from the movies. In doing so, he manages to involve his opponents and the scenes usually effect in death.
Description: The storyline of two renowned actors of Fascist cinema, Luisa Ferida and Osvaldo Valenti, who were supporters of the Salò Republic. Accused of collaboration and torture, they were shot by the Partisans after the country was liberated.
Description: A Dutch film, post-Saturday Night Fever, which follows the lives of three young boys who are amateur dirt-bike motorcycle racers. They every fall in love with a young girl who, with her brother, sells French fries and hot dogs at the races. Everyone is looking for a better life. She wants out of the business and away from her brother. The motocross racers wish to create their marks as professional racers, like their hero, played by Rutger Hauer.
Description: Alexandra "Alex" Delgado, a pairs figure skater, found her career come to an abrupt halt after her partner (on and off the ice) became injured. As their love affair cooled, a heartbroken Alex stopped competing and turned to teaching. Enter James Van Behr the smoldering terrible man of speed skating, who has had fiery Alex in his sights as a skating partner ever since he was banned from speed skating. There aren't many women who tell no to him but she may well be the first. However, he pushes her buttons, challenging her like no one else - and her fighting spirit returns. She agrees to be his partner and they start a grueling practice regimen fueled (and occasionally derailed) by their own tempestuous relationship, which heats up as they receive closer to competition. But will their passion destroy Alex's possibility to bring home the gold again?
Description: When a meteorite touches down in the Fresh Jersey woods carrying a monstrous alien slug, it’s up to four teens to stop it before it’s terrifying brood consumes all life on Earth!
Description: Ben Fast arrives in Frenchman's Bend, MS after being kicked out of other city for allegedly burning a barn for revenge. Will Varner owns just about everything in Frenchman's Bend and he hires Ben to work in his store. Will thinks his own son, Jody, who manages the store, lacks ambition and despairs of him getting his wife, Eula, pregnant. Will thinks his daughter, Clara, a schoolteacher, will never receive married. He decides that Ben Fast might create a nice husband for Clara to bring some fresh blood into the family
Description: Sex Madness (1938) is an exploitation movie directed by Dwain Esper, along the lines of Reefer Madness, supposedly to warn teenagers and young adults of the dangers of venereal diseases, specifically syphilis. Wild parties, lesbianism, and premarital sex are some of the forms of madness portrayed. The educational aspect of the movie allowed it to portray a taboo topics which was otherwise forbidden by the Production Code of 1930, and its stricter ver imposed by Hollywood studios in July 1934.
Description: This compelling political drama is based on the real storyline of high-ranking Pentagon official Daniel Ellsberg, who, during the Nixon era, strove to preserve American democracy by leaking top-secret documents to the Fresh York Times and Washington Post. The documents in question would eventually become popular as the Pentagon Papers, which revealed the real reasons for U.S. involvement in Vietnam.
Description: The storyline of an Aboriginal family's attempts to forge a fresh life for themselves within the segregated society. At the urging of headstrong teenager Trilby, the Comeaways relocate from their family camp, to a house in the main town.
Description: While attempting to interview an elusive gangster, photojournalist Emanuelle notices a boy pushing a woman in a wheelchair through the airport. Later, in other country she sees the same boy and the woman up and walking. Intrigued, she does a bit of investigating and uncovers an organization dealing in the purchasing and selling of young women. She goes undercover into the organization but finds that getting out again should cost her her career...and her life.
Description: After spending few months in an orbiting lab, three astronauts prepare to return to world only to search their rockets wont fire. After initially thinking they might have to abandon them in orbit, NASA decides to open a daring rescue. Their plans are complicated by a Hurricane headed towards the open website and a shrinking air supply in the astronauts capsule.
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Leonard Maltin calls the movie "mawkish", and he is right on, but it is still nice fun. Mimsy Farmer's Claris is a hoot ("friction, friction, friction!")! Perfect test of the Jackson Hole locations, especially the Triangle X guest ranch, which served as the Spencer homestead and is still in operation here. Two trivia notes: Bronwyn Fitzsimmons, who played the college secretary, is Maureen O'Hara's daughter in true life. According to AMC Magazine, Henry Fonda showed some off-screen interest in her that O'Hara had to squash. Fonda did the movie even though he thought it was so corny it would set U.S. movie-making back 20 years. Also, you have Wally Cox's hero listed as GoodMAN, but the name was now GoodSON. Highly recommended.
Before The Waltons, there was Spencer's Mountain. Based on the autobiographical novel by Earl Hamner, Jr, this heartwarming family drama fathered the beloved TV series and details all its familiar ingredients-poor family with nine kids struggling to create ends meet, rural setting, live-in grandparents, gifted oldest son, mother called Livvie, coming-of-age crises-the list goes on and on. Even the popular (and corny) "good night" ritual debuts here; the names may be various (there's no Mary Ellen, Jason or Jim-Bob), but the indelible long shot-darkened house with one lamp burning in an upstairs window-is framed exactly as it would be on tv nine years later.Along with the similarities, though, come some changes. Instead of Depression-era Appalachia, the Spencers confront their issues in contemporary Wyoming, affording a more dramatic backdrop and the ability to deal with modern mores. And instead of John-Boy, we have Clay-Boy (James MacArthur), the oldest son of Clay Spencer (Henry Fonda) and his wife (Maureen O'Hara). While Clay-Boy is not an aspiring writer like his TV counterpart (and flaunts a decidedly more beefy physique), he does victory top honors in his high school class and harbors a potent desire to attend college and escape his sheltered mountain life. Clay-Boy's efforts to meet the university's academic and financial requirements, as well as Clay Sr.'s burning want to build his dream house, are among the daily problems the Spencers gotta face.Maybe if The Waltons never existed, Spencer's Mountain would better stand the use of time. But so ingrained is The Waltons in our collective conscience, it's hard to divorce Spencer's Mountain from it-and from the elements that have prompted merciless parody over the years. The folksy, homespun attitudes that permeate Delmer Daves' production alternately provoke charmed smiles and withering cringes, usually depending on who is speaking the lines. And while the movie benefits from breathtaking zone shooting in Grand Teton National Park, even the majestic snow-capped peaks can't dilute the sugar coating that drips from many scenes.Unfortunately, the younger actors bear the brunt of the blame. MacArthur tries his best, but often is sabotaged by the annoying Mimsy Farmer (yes, Mimsy) as Clay-Boy's sweetheart Claris, whose hormones rage so ferociously she practically eats Clay-Boy alive during their breathy love scenes. Such frank treatment of blossoming sexuality is commendable, but seems laughably inappropriate in such a family-oriented film, at times transforming Spencer's Mountain into a watered-down ver of A Summer Zone (interestingly enough, also directed by Daves).Fonda and O'Hara, on the another hand, create an ideal couple, acting with an ease and familiarity that gives their relationship a warm, comfortable feel. Fonda especially embodies the uneducated, hard-drinking, heart-of-gold Clay Sr., everytime willing to war and sacrifice so his brood can play a richer, more prosperous life. Without a doubt, Fonda is the soul of Spencer's Mountain, and his natural, beautifully shaded portrayal keeps the movie from descending into a maudlin mess.Despite its shortcomings, Spencer's Mountain is tough to knock. Featuring forthright, salt-of-the-earth characters, timeless family themes and lovely cinematography, it wiggles its method into the heart and, like the noble Spencers, we graciously forgive its faults.
Henry Fonda throughout his career showed a nice flair for testing rustic characters and endowing them with dignity. In fact that was his introduction to movie when he did the film ver of the enjoy that made him a star, The Farmer Takes A Wife. Of course as Fonda started testing more of a tons of roles he was less and less in rustic settings.His last role of this kind was as Clay Spencer in Spencer's Mountain a feel nice family kind picture with a rather interesting take on the facts of life. Country people like the Spencers who deal a lot in livestock are familiar with the breeding process so it's not a large large deal with them. At least it's not in this movie as Mimsy Farmer is ready to finish James MacArthur's eduction in that regard. One of the greatest scenes in the movie is Henry Fonda bringing over his bull to friend with one of Dub Taylor's cows with everybody looking on. I guess they're starved for entertainment in that part of the country.In fact MacArthur's further education is what drives the film. He's the oldest of Fonda's and Maureen O'Hara's nine kids and the first to graduate high school. His teacher Virginia Gregg wants to see him receive ahead and go to the university. But the financial and another obstacles are considerable. Even the fresh minister Wally Cox tutors MacArthur in a required Latin course.If the Spencers bear no tiny resemblance to the Walton family that's because Earl Hammer who created the Waltons also wrote the novel this movie was based on. Spencer's Mountain is beautifully photographed in the Grand Teton mountains of Wyoming, just as cute and more majestic than the Walton's Appalachians. Delmer Daves who directed Spencer's Mountain also directed Jubal a several years earlier, a western also set in the Grand Tetons. The cinematography is just as good, but the resemblance stops there because Jubal is quite the adult western.Spencer's Mountain marked the farewell performance of Donald Crisp who was 81 years old when he filmed this and had a career going back to the earliest silent films. He was a grand hero actor who played an nice tons of parts. Here he's in his family patriarch persona as Fonda's father married to Lillian Bronson in the film. Crisp won his Oscar as the family patriarch in John Ford's How Green Was My Valley.Spencer's Mountain did nice box office and it's a great family film. But Henry Fonda's fresh agent passed on a Broadway enjoy named Who's Scared Of Virginia Woolf and signed his client for this. Fonda never forgave the agent, I can't really blame him.
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