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Movie: The Witches of Eastwick

Three small-town friends, Alexandra (Cher), Jane (Susan Sarandon) and Sukie (Michelle Pfeiffer), each having lost the man in their lives, are feeling unfulfilled -- until a furtive stranger, Daryl Van Horne (Jack Nicholson), arrives and begins courting each of them in turn. Eventually, Daryl tells them that they are witches. But as the three friends spend more time at his mansion, enjoying themselves and learning about their powers, they begin to worry about Daryl's ultimate intentions. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Oct 20, 2022 - 4 comments

Movie: Mars Attacks!

Ack ack! Ack! Ack ack ack! Ack! Ack ack ack ack ack ack. Ack Ack! Ack. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Aug 11, 2022 - 11 comments

Movie: The Two Jakes

This sequel to the classic Chinatown finds private detective Jake Gittes still haunted by the events of the first film. Hired by a man to investigate his wife's infidelities, Jake once again finds himself involved in a complicated plot involving murder, oil, and even some ghosts from his past.
posted by geoff. on Aug 6, 2022 - 12 comments

Movie: Broadcast News

High-strung network news producer Jane Craig (Holly Hunter) falls for new reporter Tom Grunnick (William Hurt), a pretty boy who represents the trend towards entertainment news she despises. Aaron Altman (Albert Brooks), a talented but plain correspondent, carries an unrequited torch for Jane. Sparks fly between the three as the network prepares for big changes, and both the news and Jane must decide between style and substance. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Jul 14, 2022 - 8 comments

Movie: Terms of Endearment

Widow Aurora Greenway (Shirley MacLaine) and her daughter, Emma (Debra Winger), have a strong bond, but Emma marries teacher Flap Horton (Jeff Daniels) against her mother's wishes. When the marriage sours, Emma returns to her mother, who is involved with a former astronaut (Jack Nicholson). Soon, Emma learns that she has terminal cancer. In the hospital, supported by Aurora, she tries to make peace with Flap and her children. Based on the novel by Larry McMurtry. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Jul 12, 2022 - 3 comments

Movie: The Departed

To take down South Boston's Irish Mafia, the police send in one of their own to infiltrate the underworld, not realizing the syndicate has done likewise. While an undercover cop curries favor with the mob kingpin, a career criminal rises through the police ranks. But both sides soon discover there's a mole among them. [more inside]
posted by Halloween Jack on Jan 2, 2020 - 7 comments

Movie: Reds

A radical American journalist becomes involved with the Communist revolution in Russia, and hopes to bring its spirit and idealism to the United States. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Apr 22, 2018 - 4 comments

Movie: Batman

The Dark Knight of Gotham City begins his war on crime with his first major enemy being the clownishly homicidal Joker. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Apr 19, 2018 - 33 comments

Movie: A Few Good Men

Truth, not handled. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Feb 12, 2018 - 17 comments

Movie: Five Easy Pieces

Jack Nicholson (in the role that earned him a reputation as a serious actor, and an Academy Award nomination) portrays Bobby Dupea, a disaffected oil rig worker who goes on an existential journey back to his privileged roots. [more inside]
posted by CheesesOfBrazil on Jun 14, 2017 - 9 comments

Movie: The Passenger

A frustrated war correspondent, unable to find the war he's been asked to cover, takes the risky path of co-opting the I.D. of a dead arms dealer acquaintance. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Apr 28, 2016 - 2 comments

Movie: One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

A criminal pleads insanity after getting into trouble again and once in the mental institution rebels against the oppressive nurse and rallies up the scared patients. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Apr 19, 2016 - 9 comments

Movie: The Last Detail

Two Navy men are ordered to bring a young offender to prison but decide to show him one last good time along the way. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Apr 2, 2016 - 3 comments

Movie: The Shining

A family heads to an isolated hotel for the winter where an evil and spiritual presence influences the father into violence, while his psychic son sees horrific forebodings from the past and of the future.
posted by Cookiebastard on Jan 8, 2016 - 18 comments

Movie: Chinatown

Local Private Investigator gets caught up in a water-rights fiasco. But that's just the beginning. Chinatown is a 1974 American neo-noir mystery film, directed by Roman Polanski from a screenplay by Robert Towne, starring Jack Nicholson and Faye Dunaway. (wiki) [more inside]
posted by valkane on Feb 5, 2015 - 11 comments

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