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Movie: Bullets Over Broadway

[TRAILER] Struggling 1920s playwright David Shayne (John Cusack), having failed to secure financing for his latest work, reluctantly makes a deal with mob boss Nick Valenti (Joe Viterelli) : a Broadway debut with the chance to direct, as long as Nick's flibbertigibbet girlfriend, Olive (Jennifer Tilly), plays one of the lead roles. As Olive and star Helen Sinclair (Dianne Wiest) attempt to upstage each other, Olive's gangland bodyguard Cheech (Chazz Palminteri) starts suggesting changes to David's script. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Nov 28, 2022 - 4 comments

Movie: Grosse Pointe Blank

Martin Blank is a professional assassin. He is sent on a mission to the Detroit suburb, Grosse Pointe, and, by coincidence, his ten-year high school reunion party is taking place there at the same time. [more inside]
posted by miss-lapin on Nov 14, 2022 - 16 comments

Movie: Say Anything...

"To know Lloyd Dobler is to love him. Diane Court is about to know Lloyd Dobler." [more inside]
posted by miss-lapin on Nov 14, 2022 - 21 comments

Movie: Sixteen Candles

With the occasion all but overshadowed by her sister's upcoming wedding, angst-ridden Samantha (Molly Ringwald) faces her 16th birthday with typical adolescent dread. Samantha pines for studly older boy Jake (Michael Schoeffling), but worries that her chastity will be a turnoff for the popular senior. Meanwhile, Samantha must constantly rebuff the affections of nerdy Ted (Anthony Michael Hall), the only boy in the school, unfortunately, who seems to take an interest in her. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Nov 9, 2022 - 15 comments

Movie: Better Off Dead...

Lane Meyer (John Cusack) is a teen with a peculiar family and a bizarre fixation with his girlfriend, Beth (Amanda Wyss). When Beth dumps Lane, he decides to kill himself, making bumbling attempts at suicide. Outside of his morbid endeavors, Lane spends time with his oddball buddy, Charles (Curtis Armstrong), and befriends Monique (Diane Franklin), a visiting French student. Eventually, Lane resolves to race Beth's obnoxious new beau on the ski slopes, with unexpected results. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Aug 2, 2022 - 39 comments

Utopia (2020): Utopia for Experts  Season 1, Ep 0

A group of young adults get a hold of a cult underground graphic novel, which burdens them with the dangerous task of saving the world. [more inside]
posted by guiseroom on Sep 25, 2020 - 14 comments

Utopia (2020): Utopia for Newbies  First Watch   Season 1, Ep 0

A group of young adults get a hold of a cult underground graphic novel, which burdens them with the dangerous task of saving the world. [more inside]
posted by guiseroom on Sep 25, 2020 - 13 comments

Movie: Igor

Animated fable about a cliché hunchbacked evil scientist's assistant who aspires to become a scientist himself, much to the displeasure of the rest of the evil science community. [more inside]
posted by zinon on Oct 30, 2018 - 0 comments

Movie: Love & Mercy

In the 1980s, Beach Boy and onetime studio wonder Brian Wilson is broken, confused man, and under the 24-hour watch of a controlling psychotherapist, Dr. Eugene Landy. While shopping for a Cadillac, Wilson meets Melinda Ledbetter, a salesperson to whom he is evidently attracted. He secretly passes her a note on a business card: "Lonely. Scared. Frightened." Soon, he begins to tell her his story. [more inside]
posted by raysmj on Jun 28, 2015 - 7 comments

Movie: One Crazy Summer

An aspiring teenage cartoonist and his friends come to the aid of a singer trying to save her family property from developers. [more inside]
posted by doctornecessiter on Aug 19, 2014 - 8 comments

Next week's Summer Camp movie: One Crazy Summer

Savage Steve Holland and John Cusack's follow-up to Better Off Dead... [more inside]
posted by doctornecessiter on Aug 12, 2014 - 2 comments

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