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Movie: Blown Away

An Irish bomber escapes from prison and targets a member of the Boston bomb squad. [more inside]
posted by Carillon on Jan 30, 2024 - 3 comments

Movie: Bird

[TRAILER] Director Clint Eastwood, a noted jazz aficionado, directs this heartfelt study of pioneering bop saxophonist Charlie Parker (Forest Whitaker). Moving forward and backward through Parker's brief life before his death of a heroin overdose at age 34, the film foregrounds the saxophonist's difficult relationship with his wife, Chan Parker (Diane Venora), but also features lengthy scenes of Parker improvising on stage, lit with the neon and cigarette smoke of vintage jazz clubs. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Aug 7, 2023 - 2 comments

Movie: The Color of Money

Former pool hustler "Fast Eddie" Felson (Paul Newman) decides he wants to return to the game by taking a pupil. He meets talented but green Vincent Lauria (Tom Cruise) and proposes a partnership. As they tour pool halls, Eddie teaches Vincent the tricks of scamming, but he eventually grows frustrated with Vincent's showboat antics, leading to an argument and a falling-out. Eddie takes up playing again and soon crosses paths with Vincent as an opponent. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Jan 13, 2023 - 9 comments

Movie: The Crying Game

Irish Republican Army member Fergus forms an unexpected bond with Jody, a kidnapped British soldier in his custody, despite the warnings of fellow IRA members Jude and Maguire. Jody makes Fergus promise he'll visit his girlfriend, Dil, in London, and when Fergus flees to the city, he seeks her out. Hounded by his former IRA colleagues, he finds himself increasingly drawn to the enigmatic, and surprising, Dil.
posted by snofoam on Nov 8, 2022 - 7 comments

Movie: Fast Times at Ridgemont High

Based on the real-life adventures chronicled by Cameron Crowe, Fast Times follows a group of high school students growing up in Southern California. Stacy Hamilton and Mark Ratner are looking for a love interest, and are helped along by their older classmates, Linda Barrett and Mike Damone, respectively. At the center of the film is Jeff Spicoli, a perpetually stoned surfer who faces-off with the resolute Mr. Hand, a man convinced that everyone is on dope. [more inside]
posted by box on Jun 7, 2022 - 21 comments

Movie: Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey

An imaginary world comes to life in a holiday tale of an eccentric toymaker, his adventurous granddaughter, and a magical invention that has the power to change their lives forever. (Netflix, musical) [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Nov 14, 2020 - 8 comments

Movie: Species

imdb: In 1993, the Search for Extra Terrestrial Intelligence Project receives a transmission detailing an alien DNA structure, along with instructions on how to splice it with human DNA. The result is Sil, a sensual but deadly creature who can change from a beautiful woman to an armour-plated killing machine in the blink of an eye. [more inside]
posted by GCU Sweet and Full of Grace on Mar 15, 2020 - 11 comments

Movie: How It Ends

After a mysterious apocalyptic event turns the Western half of the US into chaos, a man teams up with his pregnant fiance's disapproving father to head west and save her.
posted by DirtyOldTown on Jan 23, 2019 - 16 comments

Movie: Platoon

A young soldier in Vietnam faces a moral crisis when confronted with the horrors of war and the duality of man. [more inside]
posted by Ten Cold Hot Dogs on Oct 20, 2018 - 1 comment

Movie: Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai

An African American mafia hit man who models himself after the samurai of old finds himself targeted for death by the mob. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Feb 22, 2016 - 10 comments

Movie: Good Morning, Vietnam

An unorthodox and irreverent DJ begins to shake up things when he is assigned to the US Armed Services Radio station in Vietnam. [more inside]
posted by joseph conrad is fully awesome on Nov 15, 2014 - 2 comments

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