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Description: Adela, (Philippines' screen legend Anita Linda) a former radio personality, celebrates her 80th birthday. Alone, and without support, she longs for the family and stability of years gone by. Mundane happenings take on heightened meaning as Adela gauges her life vs those of the sea of humanity. Adela is about the quiet moments in life that can fill us with either joy or sorrow.
Description: Young husband returns from military service, but his marriage is crashed by his increasing feelings of jealousy towards his cheerful and open-minded wife. His second marriage is no more successful, and he resorts to drinking and risks losing his job.
Description: A back to back treatment of a malaise which has shocked Philippine society for the past so many years: the mysterious disappearances and killings of Filipino journalists and activists. The movie focuses on a hard-hitting radio commentator and his conflict with a former classmate who is a suburban city mayor. The radioman’s storyline runs parallel to the tale of a student-activist on the run with his activist-girlfriend. These parallel stories are interwoven with a third story, that of the former military boy , actually their would-be assassin. This killer’s unexpected obsession with his wife leads to a climax of murder and mayhem.
Description: Essentially a two-person hero study, the movie stars Paul Muni as a down-and-out crook on the lam. Muni befriends a young road urchin (Vittorio Mazzunchelli, billed as "Manunta" in many prints) in an Italian port city. At first amused that the man is a sneak thief, Muni tries to deflects the child from a life of crime. Tipped off by a girl anxious to accumulate the reward for Muni (who is wanted for murder), the police pursue the two lost souls.
Description: Marga is having a streak of terrible luck. Through her friendship with Rosa, she tries to regain her self-confidence, but love interests again make conflict. It is while developing a relationship with a handsome gay sculptor ten years her junior: Iñaqui, that she begins to improve. However, Marga and Iñaqui go beyond friendship, but are frustrated by their limitations. Ultimately, the two may have to settle for an "impossible" love relationship, as their special greatest street to happiness
Description: The storyline evolves around Benjie (Coco Martin), a young safety guard who, having lost her girlfriend from other man, has also lost his sense of being. Without a family to lean on, he requests to the building administration to allow him stay in guard's quarters of the fresh condo he was assigned at. The building and the entire fresh universe of strangers who don't really care about him has become Benjie's refuge. He only cares about his job even if it's only the same old tiring routine. But the excellent and lonely globe for him turned out as a contrary when a mysterious intruder and a smartphone call from an empty unit start taunting him.
Description: The lives of three female killers take a sudden turn when their charming boss lures them into one last job. They later search themselves thrust into a bizarre case involving a psychotic hit man, a grizzled trucker and a delusional line cook.
Description: The producers of In Find of America never declared outright that the made-for-TV movie was intended as a series pilot, but there sure are plenty of loose plot ends. Carl Betz and Vera Miles enjoy the parents of shaggy-haired college dropout Jeff Bridges. At the boy's suggestion, Betz and Miles package their family--including grandma Ruth McDevitt--into a 1928 Greyhound bus and hit the road, in find of you-know-where. The picaresque plotline brings the family in contact with a tons of colourful characters. Written by Lewis John Carlino, a name that would mean a lot more to filmgoers after The Sailor Who Fell from Grace with the Sea (1976), In Find of America was first telecast March 23, 1971.
Description: A brother, Earland Josephson, returns to his family home to visit his sister in the Italian countryside. He brings with him his young male lover. In the house with the sister are two women, one of whom, Mariangela Melato, takes care of the farm. The two girls are mates and lovers since childhood and one senses that Melato's relationship is shadowed by the relationship she had with her mother shown through unbelievable flashbacks. The brother also has unbelievable memories of his and his sister's childhood in that same house with their father who was a magician. Following a night out at a lovely restaurant in the woods, another memories of the past are aroused in the Brother. The next day they all plan to drive to Venice where his sister sang opera in her youth for a holiday. Fate intervenes.
Description: Sex is many things to many people... To some it's a sign of affection, to others it's a hunger that needs to be fed, and for others still it's a commodity to be bought, sold, and traded... But for Angel (Jessica Drake) sex is a game... A minigame she likes to play... A minigame she's VERY nice at. From bondage, to voyeurism, to sex in public places, Angel pushes her sexual boundaries to the limit. She's a girl who knows what she likes... and she likes to please. Nikki Benz, Courtney Cummz, Tory Lane and the rest of this red hot cast join in the erotic fun, and squad up with Jessica to enjoy her "Wicked Games."
Description: A tiny yet strange series of deaths of folks working for the Ministry of Defense and the military hits Italy. Since all of the deaths seem to be accidental or suicides, no alarm bells begin to ring anywhere. That's a problem, because the deaths are in fact murders and we the viewers the only witnesses. The Roman cop Solmi (Luc Merenda) is as unsuspecting as anyone else, until he is starting to investigate the death of the personal detective Chiarotti.
Description: After the death of his first wife, wealthy Raja Aditya Pratap Singh, re-marries other woman, simply known as Chhoti Rani, who subsequently becomes mentally unstable. His father's former mistress, Badi Rani, controls the wealth, while he himself has a mistress. Unable to procure contracts through Mantri Prabhu Tiwari, he decides to stand for elections, while his rival, Ghenda Singh, recruits an assassin, Babalu, who is also the nephew of Sunder, Chhoti Rani's chauffeur, to slay Aditya. After Sunder is unable to drive due to an injury, he recommends Babalu, and Aditya hires him. Babalu settles down in his fresh job, attempts to receive agreed by everyone, including Chhoti Rani, who he finds attractive. He later finds out that she, too, has feelings for him, and then begins making plans of not only carrying out his assigned task but also becoming the next Saheb.
Description: A Hollywood star (Fawcett), fed up with her husband's cheating, hires a personal investigator to tail him. Emotional help is offered by her two mates - a soul singer (Givens) and a popular director's wife (Gilbert)
Description: After murdering the teacher she was in love, Silvia will begin getting a taste of the thing and does so from a seller of nazis articles. Her classmates, tired to cover it up, decided that they wish to receive rid of teachers and neighbors too. So they organized murders and burials committees ... While, an incompetent police will test to solve the situation of the mysterious disappearances.
Description: Teen lovers Bobby and Terry band together with another roller skaters to test and prevent a strong mobster taking over the land their favorite skating rink sits on, and compete in the Boogie Contest.
Description: When considering taking a several weeks off, Dr. Rainville territories an advertisement to search a replacement who would accept to take his zone in Normétal, in Abitibi. Jeanne Dion from Montreal accepts the offer and goes to the site, where it comes into contact with old customers and the lonely doctor. The issues of the inhabitants of the tiny community are varied, but Jeanne adapts well to her fresh environment. When Dr. Rainville was struck by a heart attack, he gotta still be replaced some time. She should even take his zone permanently...
Description: When Julius (Marty Sader) loses his girlfriend, his job and the life of his pseudo father, Jack, his itch for a "quick fix" suffocates his ambitions and takes him on a trip through the disturbing addiction of crystal meth. Julius confides in Erica (Laura Keys), who lures him into her erratic lifestyle, and their crazy romance brings him terrifying hallucinations and isolation as he learns that hedonism will not eliminate his pain.
Description: Ash is a boy torn between two worlds, that of his family and mates and the other, of his dreams. This is his storyline set across London with it's quick paced nightlife and run ins with the law all caught on camera from the Director of Kidulthood.
Description: Boy (Gianis Aggelakas), a mysterious boy of the underworld, tiny time grifter and large time hard-man, who has an anarchic tendency to mumble and comment on the system, society, police, the underworld itself and another things, along with his beloved bird, Bellafonte, meets up with an odd posse consisting of kid, who is a young songwriter, a prostitute who gathers cash in order to launch o bookstore, an alcoholic woman haunted by the relationship with her dead mother, and the grudgey bar-woman-ex-girlfriend. The five of them receive caught up in a scheme involving the media, the mob, politicians and the police. And they definitely wish to receive the hell out of the city, probably to some Caribbean paradise.
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Description: Takis is trapped. Takis tries to escape. Takis wants money. He's got a family, a baby, a home... Takis is being cheated. He loves her and he suffers... Takis can't take it at work. He's besieged by savages. But his boss tops them all... Takis has one mate and relatives. Woe is him!... Takis has run out of time. Yet, in his mind, a massive black cloud has settled, turning everything dark... Takis is silent. He lies down and fills with rage. He fills with rage and sinks deeper...
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Description: Mae West, full of bosom and double entendre, wrote this lightweight saga of multiple loves which appears in a lavish (for 1934) production featuring songs backed by Duke Ellington.
Description: Somewhere in the spanish country, in the 60s. Paco and his wife Régula are very poor. They work as tenant farmers for a very wealthy landowner. They have 3 children. One is backward. The others can not got to school because the master "needs" their work. When Regula's brother is fired from where he has worked for 61 years, he settles down at their tiny place... An attack vs the archaism of the spanish country of the 60s.
Description: An intimate biopic of Pedro Zamora, an HIV-positive Cuban-American, who was cast for the MTV reality show, The True World: San Francisco, in 1994. Due to his experience on the True World, Pedro became a celebrity and a sympathetic face of the AIDS epidemic for millions of Americans who had never met anyone with HIV/AIDS.
Description: Emily Crane is fired after refusing to give names to a 1951 House Un-American Activities Committee, and takes a part-time job as companion to an old lady. One day her attention is drawn to a noisy argument being conducted largely in German in a neighbouring house, the more so since one of those involved is her main senator prosecutor. Starting to look into things, she gradually enlists the support of FBI officer Cochran who was initially detailed to check her out. Just as well when things turn nasty
Description: Sir Laurence Olivier is making a film in London. Young Colin Clark, an eager movie student, wants to be involved and he navigates himself a job on the set. When movie star Marilyn Monroe arrives for the begin of shooting, all of London is excited to see the blonde bombshell, while Olivier is struggling to meet her many demands and acting ineptness, and Colin is intrigued by her. Colin's intrigue is met when Marilyn invites him into her inner globe where she struggles with her fame, her beauty and her desire to be a nice actress.
Description: The possibility to shine in a singing tournament offers much-needed hope for a Southern middle-schooler who's drowning in worries, from bullies in the halls to turmoil at home -- and the news that his reservist father has been named back to Afghanistan.
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It may be real that everyone during their lifetime has fifteen mins of fame, even if in most situations it only lasts about a minute and a half. And if that minute and a half comes early in life, how far into adulthood can you carry it with you, and when does a healthy memory become an obsession that finally blurs the line between reality and fantasy? `The Fan,' directed by Tony Scott and starring Robert De Niro and Wesley Snipes, is an intense and disturbing motion picture that examines that moment and the results it can have on the lives of those either directly or indirectly involved. Here, the focus is on one Gil Renard (De Niro), a knife salesman in San Francisco and a die-hard Giants fanatic who is pumped about the acquisition during the off-season of superstar centerfielder Bobby Rayburn (Snipes), whom he believes will bring a pennant to the team. Once a user himself-- a pitcher-- Renard's life has since been on a downhill slide. Divorced, he has a young, tiny league aged son, Richie (Andrew J. Ferchland), with whom he has an unsettling relationship, and at work, his sales have been so terrible his job is on the line. An angry, disturbed individual, Renard has reached a pivotal mission in his life; for inspiration, he continually returns to the philosophies of the catcher from his testing days, Coop (Charles Hallahan), whom he considers one of the finest athletes he ever knew. And as his life continues to deteriorate, his obsessions start to add further to the imbalance of his perceptions of reality, which finally lead him past a mission of no return. Scott's film, of course, has less to do with baseball than it does with how the minigame itself now relates to life and the things that really matter. As Rayburn tells at one point, `We're not curing cancer here.' But to those to whom life has been reduced to that minute and a half to which they still cling, the minigame can be everything. And it is just that unhealthy obsession that Scott examines in this film, that comparatively insignificant moment that in the obsessive mind becomes an episode of monumental importance that finally distorts any semblance of reality the individual may have left. What's truly frightening is that upon close scrutiny, in Renard there is much with which many viewers will be able to relate in one method or another: The anger, the frustration and perhaps the inability to allow go of that minute and a half, even when it threatens to become more than just a pleasant memory, but an unhealthy lifeline to other zone and other time that, in reality, may never have existed in the first place. It's like a find for self-esteem by the has-been-who-never-was, who can neither realize nor agree it's elusiveness. As Renard tells to Richie, `Baseball is better than life, because it's fair. You hit a sacrifice fly and it doesn't count vs your average.' An ideal that has forever eluded Renard; in his life, he's never been able to `give himself up for the team' and receive anything in return for it. As Renard, De Niro gives an explosive performance that at first glance may seem to have a bit of Travis Bickle and Maximum Cady in it-- which in fact it does-- though upon closer inspection, Renard is a special character. Those with a disturbed mind may have traits in common, as these characters De Niro has portrayed certainly do; but De Niro has successfully given every of them an individual personality, and when viewed side by side, the differences are readily apparent. Bickle may be a sociopath, Cady a cold blooded killer; but Renard is a boy who was just never able to receive a handle on his life and has allowed his obsessions to dictate the choices he has made along the way. De Niro is simply a master of his craft, with the ability to create his characters so true that a performance like this one is often overlooked; this is Oscar worthy work for which he never received the acclaim he was due. His Renard is so like someone you would run into in your daily life that in retrospect, it's scary. But it's the type of performance we've come to expect from De Niro, and as usual, he does not disappoint. Wesley Snipes, as well, gives a solid performance as Rayburn that is one of his greatest ever, which is not surprising when you consider with whom he was working. If you study De Niro's films, you may explore a common thread running through them with regard to his co-stars. De Niro has the ability to create those with whom he is working better; and it's something that stays with them forever after. Consider Christopher Walken and Meryl Streep before `The Deer Hunter,' or Ed Harris before `Jacknife.' Certainly they were exceptional talents before, but they have arguably been better since. And Snipes is no exception. Nor is Benicio Del Toro (Recipient of the Oscar for Greatest Helping Actor for `Traffic'), who gives a memorable turn here as Rayburn's rival outfielder, Juan Primo. The helping cast contains Patti D'Arbanville (Ellen),Ellen Barkin (Jewel), John Leguizamo (Manny), Chris Mulkey (Tim), Dan Butler (Garrity) and Brandon Hammond (Sean). A thought provoking thriller that gives some true insight into the cause and result of the psyche of human nature, `The Fan' is like an launch wound that may hit too close to home for some. And to dismiss this as just a `baseball' film or other `action' flick would be a mistake, for there is much more here than meets the eye. In the end, those who pay attention will ultimately reap the rewards it proffers. I rate this one 9/10.
Although The Fanatic has a baseball setting with the late Candlestick Park in San Francisco, it's not a baseball story. It's the dual storyline of a fanatic obsessed with baseball and his favourite user and that same user and his performance anxiety living up to the large amount of cash the Giants are paying him.The game role is played by Robert DeNiro and a lot of his hero is taken from what Michael Douglas had earlier did in Falling Down. DeNiro is the son of the founder of the company he works for, but dad having passed away long ago, the company is in various hands. DeNiro is not cutting it as a salesman of hunting knives (no pun intended) and he's having issues with his former wife Patty D'Arbanville-Quinn over visitation with his son.At the same time multi-million dollar acquisition Wesley Snipes is having issues living up to the hype and he's looking like a large old bust. Especially next to fresh Giant sensation Benicio DelToro who is carrying the squad with what looks like a Most Valuable User season. Snipes is only doing well on one front, his relationship with his young son.As his life falls apart DeNiro begins fixating on his favourite user and what he can do to support motivate him. After that this movie gets truly bizarre. But DeNiro who probably has more disturbed characters under his constructive belt than any another actor around today keeps it all real. He's matched by Wesley Snipes who plays a Barry Bonds like superstar who gets a nice life lesson by the end of the film.In fact Snipes realizes it before the movie ends. As he quite realistically says, it's just a game, it's not like we're out there discovering a cure for cancer. The trouble is that there are too many out there, fanatics like DeNiro in sports and in present business who receive method too caught up in it.Look also for great performances by Ellen Barkin who has a sports phone-in present and John Leguizamo as Snipes's agent and the wisest guy he has around him.
This film wasn't as terrible as everyone says. I think it's secure to tell that I am a fanatic of Robert De Niro, and that will certainly support if you like Robert De Niro to play this movie. But I didn't play this film solely on the fact that I like De Niro, I thought Snipes gave an equally choice performance. The thrills in this film were small, but they were satisfying. The ending is, without a doubt, the greatest part. There were another nice thrills though, like the freezer scene. I gotta tell that I liked this film a nice deal. Its is not without its flaws, but in order to play this movie, and a lot of another films for that matter, you gotta look past the flaws, and just take it for what it is. Play this film for its handful of thrills, decent acting, and nice melody (I am a large fanatic of the Rolling Stones also). This is a nice no-brainer with a creepy overtone, so just watch it for its pros, not its cons. 8/10
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