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Description: Maisie Calloway, a sexy former policewoman, is actually the owner of the hip club, Dames. When Ally, a sexy coed she employs confesses to being blackmailed, Maisie is plunged back into the globe of investigation. As she unravels the dark erotic secrets around her, she puts her won life in danger.
Description: Sonny is a collection agent for the Rangeelay Fynance Company. When he repossesses a scooter from Simmi, it's love at first sight. But she is gratis spirited, spoiled, cynical and does not trust in love. And she is also engaged to Ricky.
Description: Despite his greatest intentions, billionaire Jason Stevens can’t search enough time to hold his beloved Alexia a priority. But when he discovers his late grandfather’s journal, he is transported back to Red Stevens’ wonderful world. With everything he loves hanging in the balance, Jason Stevens hopes the past will prepare him well for the future.
Description: GHETT’A LIFE is an “against the odds” action drama set in a politically turbulent inner town community of Kingston. Derrick, a determined inner town teenager realizes his dream of becoming a winner boxer despite a country, community and family conflicted by divisive political system
Description: The storyline of the Cyprus' turbulent newest history using the device of a desperate man, Evagoras (Costas Timvios), who returns to the island after years of absence to look for his wife and son. His family disappeared while they were visiting his native village on Cyprus, just when the Turkish units invaded (1974). As Evagoras goes out on his find every day with a friendly taxi driver, flashbacks illustrate the newest history of the Greek Cypriots, and the normally quiet Evagoras heads closer and closer to a militant stance.
Description: The movie Soleil Ô, shot over four years with a very weak budget, says the storyline of a black immigrant who makes his method to Paris in find of “his Gaul ancestors”. This manifesto denounces a fresh form of slavery: the immigrants desperately seek work, a zone to live, but search themselves face to face with indifference, rejection, humiliation…until the final call for uprising. “Soleil Ô” is the game of a West Indian song that says of the pain of the black folks from Dahomey (now Benin) who were taken to the Caribbean as slaves.
Description: Vicente and Abigail run a banana plantation in Limon Province, on the Caribbean coast of Costa Rica. Abigail's half-sister Irene, about whom Abigail knew nothing, comes to introduce herself. Banana prices begin falling, threatening the plantation's finances. An oil company works with the government to receive off-shore drilling rights, over local objection. Vicente is at the center of every cross-current. Will he fall for Irene? Can he save the plantation? Will he sell out to corporate offers?
Description: Mark, along with his girlfriend, Tracy, decided to go to the mansion to receive some rest, where they were met by the hostess called Colette. After a while, their company joined Denise, who at this mission had a quarrel with her boyfriend Paul. All together they had great time said stories to every other, on subject similar to love and sex, and sometimes inspected them to the practice ...
Description: A brutal drive-by shooting of a Croatian girl who works at an abortion clinic sends two homicide detectives out onto the roads of one of the world's most culturally diverse cities. Their first suspect has ties to the pro-life movement. But a sudden turn of events, a new trail of clues and a suicide attempt by the victim's Serbian husband lead the detectives into the impenetrable globe of Balkan politics and prejudices. As they hunt for the killer, they uncover an ethnic fight between Croatians and Serbians amid the urban backdrop of downtown Toronto.
Description: In 1914 Sir Ernest Shackleton's Imperial Trans Antarctic Expedition headed for the South Pole and disaster. Shackleton's Captain reveals the truth behind the spectacular survival of all the team and shows how one man's extraordinary skill and unsung heroism made it possible: Frank Worsley, Captain of the expedition ship, Endurance.
Description: On a foggy day, Julia‘s six-year-old son Jens is named missing. Despite a thorough search, the man is never found. Twenty years later, Julia’s father receives one of the shoes Jens was wearing the day he disappeared. Who sent it? Why? Is the man still alive? This inexplicable act suddenly awakens a hope in Julia that she might see her son again… or that she should search his body and murderer. As she returns to her father’s island, she hears stories of the mythical Nils Kant – a murderer who once was the terror of the island. He is dead and buried for years, long before Julia’s son disappeared. But Julia’s father uncovers that his death and burial were only a fake. While on his tracks, Julia accepts the support and love of Lennart, a local police inspector. His dark and mysterious past brings him a lot closer to Jens’s disappearance that she might think…
Description: A terrible family in a rundown house where snow falls through the broken roof, there's no coal to heat the pathetic tiny stove, mother is sick, father sends daughter out to beg. Rejected by another beggars, the woman collapses in the snow…
Description: Kren’s 10/65 Selfmutilation is developed from a Gunter Brus “action”. What the movie emphasizes is the surrealistic drama of symbolic self-destruction that Kren drew out of Brus’ action, pacing out every gesture so that one gets a tense, iconoclastic revelation of a boy covered in white plaster lying surrounded by razor blades and a range of instruments looking as if they have been taken from an operating theatre. The blades, scissors and scalpels are gradually inserted into him in a ritualistic self-operation. (Stephen Dwoskin)
Description: Fransiska is visited by a social worker when she's in the custody. She says him her lives story, about her mother who was an alcoholic, her father a night watchman and how she and her five year old tiny sister was left. Her boyfriend was unemployed and required cash and to support him she stole money.
Description: Janet recalls the summer during her teenage years when her family moved yet again for her father's job with NASA, including him teaching her to drive and her meeting her first boyfriend.
Description: Three girls — a young coed, a forty-something single mother, and one a senior-aged widow — meet in the sauna of the local gym, where they gradually receive to know one other and bond over their respective trials and tribulations.
Description: Based on the poem by Pushkin. A thief and his gang are at their camp next to the Volga River. He says them of how his father died in a river, and how his brother and he were thrown out of the house as kids by their step-mother…
Description: Kira Muratova made this movie under the pseudonym of Ivan Sidorov in 1983, but the official release came in 1988. Taken from the novel by Vladimir Korolenko, this somber drama says of a judge who is devastated after the death of his wife and is neglectful of his children. His son befriends the kids of a road beggar who live in an abandoned, derelict church. After his experience with his fresh friends, the young man starts to feel sorry for his father and sympathizes with his loneliness.
Description: A couple who have known every another all of their lives are shown together at various stages of life. First, as children, they enjoy together affectionately. Later afterwards, they are at school together, and as they grow older, they become lovers. Soon on, their relationship and their lives transport on to more necessary matters.
Description: Two members of a vigilante group known as 'The White Caps' post a warning sign on a man's home. When the boy comes home, he tears down the sign, and then proceeds to abuse his wife both verbally and physically. As later as she can receive away from him, the wife leaves home with her kid to search a zone of refuge. When the vigilantes search out about this, they arm themselves with rifles and instantly go to confront the abusive husband.
Description: In the town of Santiago, four characters struggle to reach their goals: a psychologist who wants to support another girls and save their lives, a hairdresser who wants to purchase a car, a musician who wants to enjoy in a philharmonic orchestra, and a young girl who simply survives in the city, but every of them obtains something unexpected and various from what they wanted.
Description: Freak and Jajà, like Vladimir and Estragon, are in a no man’s land, with no date or time. World is no longer inhabited by humans but a several strange survivors who appear from time to time. The two protagonists, strangers to every other, meet at a bus stop in the middle of nowhere.
Description: Muhammad Ali’s historic Supreme Court war from behind closed doors. When Ali was drafted into the Vietnam Fight at the height of his boxing career, his claim to conscientious objector status led to a controversial legal war that rattled the U.S. judicial system right up to the highest court in the land.
Description: In a Japanese garden, gather maidens with nets to catch butterflies, all in the joy of life and budding maidenhood; new Irish sweetness of blithe Spring; the light wonderful toe "tripping" the limpid melody arranged for this special piece of art in a huge cage a cute colourful butterfly is brought in, to delight the winsome maidens, who execute a cute umbrella dance ere the terrible butterflies are forced to entertain the merry group. Scenes are passed and the cute butterfly is imprisoned again in the cage.
Description: At 33, Arman has decided to change his life. He begins by running. It’s a nice start. Amélie carries on with her life. She runs, as well. The first encounter is a shock. The second is a stab in the heart.
Description: Luke and Jonah, two high school sweethearts, spend their final days together over the course of a long, quiet summer in the rural American South, contemplating their uncertain future and the uncertain future of America.
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This working women go to hell soap is a time capsule candidate, courtesy of its immaculate physical production, 50s costuming (look at all those bows and pearls), creamy Johnny Mathis theme song and oh-so daring (for its time) sexual attitudes. Rona Jaffe's novel, on which the movie was based, keeps on being republished, and just a several years ago Vanity Fair now devoted an article to this delectable bon bon of a movie. Take a look at the fresh DVD transfer and you'll know why.The three leads - Hope Lange, Diane Baker and Suzy Parker - echo the women from "How to Marry A Millonaire" or Carrie Bradshaw and her mates from "Sex and the City." "Gentlewomen songsters off on a spree..." Their romantic journeys and sexual entanglements are the items of paperback passion: empty caramel corn calories, devoid of nutrition, impossible to resist snacking on. Lange is genuinely touching in her neo-Grace Kelly way, Baker is properly dim and idealistic as a timid virgin who gets (gasp) knocked up by a (hiss) cad. It supports that the cad is played by Robert Evans, the throaty voiced, coke snorting movie mogul who surely has lead many an innocent young lamb to the slaughter in his Beverly Hills bedroom.Suzy Parker is fascinating in the first half of the film, all blithe self assurance and knowing remarks. She struts her items with the panache of the fashion icon she was in the 50s. Alas, she's not up to where the movie sends her: into madness and obsession. But she exudes glamour and savior faire and her acting is at least adequate. One wonders why the critics loathed her, virtually driving her out of films a several years later. Perhaps an aloof attitude on the part of a nice looking girl is just too much to bear. It sank Ali McGraw's career a generation later, and, when you think of it, Ali McGraw and Suzy Parker were basically the same actress.The film's only major flaw is a low ending. It cute much collapses into a romantic swoon at the end, rather than rising to a wham bang melodramatic finish, like the another popular soap opera from producer Jerry Wald, "Peyton Place," which had Lana Turner weeping and gnashing her teeth during a rape trial. Here, Hope Lange wanders out onto the Fresh York sidewalk, spots burly, eternally hung over (but now, of course, sober) Stephen Boyd and they simply walk off together...into the sunset, one presumes. Otherwise, this is cute much the definition of a guilty pleasure.Oh Yes...there's also Joan Crawford, breathing fire at all the young women and smoking cigarettes while she hisses to her married lover over the phone. And the games are done in hot pink, with ribbon lettering that recalls the department shop adverts of the late 50s. Don't miss!
Claire Booth Luce's "The Women" shows relationships with boys through a woman's mission of view in a play, (and 1939 movie that also has Joan Crawford testing a bitch: a hero who might have been Amanda Farrow 20 years before), that has no male characters. Here we see the male characters and what a bunch they are. They test girls like toys and throw them away, leaving the girls to suffer. Ironically, the girls in "The Women", perhaps because they are all we see, are shown in a less than favorable light, alternately silly and scheming, with the only "nice" one, (Norma Shearer), growing "claws" by the end. In "The Greatest of Everything" we see the boys for the cads they are while the girls are largely innocent and vulnerable.This is a movie about girls leaping from things. Diane Baker leaps from a car, (in perhaps the most absurd stage in cinema history, which is not in the book). Suzy Parker falls from a fire escape. The girls in the movie are leaping into the workplace, looking for success and love at the same time. Girls would leap into the future and leave this kind of soap opera behind in the next decade. But they would come back to it in the 80's and 90's through the novels of folks like Sidney Sheldon and Judith Krantz, (although their trashier works aren't as nice as this).The greatest thing about this movie is the method it looks. I love the glossy cinemascope movies of the 50's and 60's. They look so much better than the pixel-challenged home films we've been making since, especially in the letterboxed ver we see on TV, and the DVD, with the picture so clear you should walk into it. The look of the bevy of young beauties in it is also memorable. This movie probably has more pretty girls in it than any other. It has a supermodel, (Suzy Parker), a beauty queen, (Myrna Hansen, who was not Miss America 1954 as Rona Jaffe tells in the DVD commentary but rather Miss USA 1953, per the IMDb: but so what), and a Playboy playmate, (June Blair, from January 1957). My vote goes to Suzy, one of the astonishing beauties of all time. Her acting here isn't as terrible as folks pretend: they are just reacting, as folks did then, to the sight of a supermodel, (the first, really), trying to act. Nobody seemed to care how well she did. Her role, that of an apparently worldly girl who turns out to be the most vulnerable, is the most complex in the bunch and she does just fine.The most touching thing about the movie actually is the age of the female leads at the time. Hope Lange was 27 when they filmed this in the spring of 1959. Diane Baker was 20. Suzy Parker was 26. Hope, who looked to be Grace Kelly's heir, never made it really large and wound up being Mrs. Muir on tv and, per the IMDb, wound up living in a home with "crates for coffee tables" because she spent her cash on causes she believed in before dying at age 72 in 2003. This movie gotta have seemed a very distant and irrelevant memory to her by then. Baker, everytime a welcome face in 60's TV, (especially to Richard Kimble), and still active as an actress and acting coach, just turned 67. Parker found "the greatest of everything" with Bradford Dillman for 40 years before dying at age 70 the same year Lange did. But here they are, young, pretty and ambitious for success and love, just like their characters.
This is a movie that is far more enjoyable than its rating of 7 would suggest. In many ways, it's like a 50s ver of VALLEY OF THE DOLLS--with much of the excesses and sleaziness of VALLEY polished up a bit for the audiences of 1959. Like this soon film, both are about three young ladies who are on the fast-track to success--though this time it's in the publishing globe instead of the entertainment industry (though one of the ladies in THE BEST OF EVERYTHING does have aspirations of Broadway).The movie starts with Hope Lange coming into the company for her first day of work. She's assigned to tough-as-nails boss, Joan Crawford, who is appearing in her first helping role in decades. Despite how nasty Crawford seems, Lange is determined not to give in--to create it in this job. And, over time, she quickly moves up the ranks from secretary to editor. At the same time, her two fresh roommates also test to transport up the ranks--one through the scene and one through a relationship with a rich playboy. Like VALLEY OF THE DOLLS, all of them have their ups and downs (mostly downs) but by the end of the movie there is some hope that at least some of them will create it--battered and bruised, nevertheless.In this film, boys are mostly pigs. The only guy who seems decent is played by Stephen Boyd, so naturally Hope Lange neglects him for a ne'er do well ex-boyfriend. As for the guys played by veteran hero actor Brian Ahern and the rest, they are sexist scum and eventually you understand how Crawford became so bitter and nasty.This movie has it all--adultery, premarital sex, abortion, etc. and is certainly NOT an artistic triumph. However, thanks to perfect production values and a juicy script, this one is a joy to watch. Just don't expect Shakespeare!!
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