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Movie: Tropic Thunder

[TRAILER] Tugg Speedman (Ben Stiller), pampered action superstar, sets out for Southeast Asia to take part in the biggest, most-expensive war movie produced, but soon after filming begins, he and his co-stars, Oscar-winner Kirk Lazarus (Robert Downey Jr.), comic Jeff Portnoy (Jack Black) and the rest of the crew, must become real soldiers when fighting breaks out in that part of the jungle. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Dec 12, 2022 - 19 comments

Movie: Porky's

High school friends Pee Wee (Dan Monahan), Tommy (Wyatt Knight), Billy (Mark Herrier) and Mickey (Roger Wilson) want to lose their virginity. But when they're kicked out of a strip club after the owner, Porky (Chuck Mitchell), takes their money, they plot revenge. While they try to get back at him, they deal with other teen troubles, including Pee Wee's worries that his "equipment" is shrinking, their sexually opinionated gym teacher (Kim Cattrall) and a spy hole in the girl's locker room. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Dec 12, 2022 - 22 comments

Movie: Judge Priest

Proud Confederate veteran Judge Priest (Will Rogers) presides over court in Fairfield, Kentucky in 1890 where Jeff Poindexter (Stepin Fetchit) is accused of chicken theft. Jeff is acquitted, thanks to the literal Confederate soldier being such a champion for tolerance, don'tyaknow. Heck, he's so nice, he even hires Jeff as a servant. There's more plot after that, mostly about who the judge's nephew is going to marry. Hattie McDaniel sings a lot. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Dec 12, 2022 - 8 comments

Movie: Soul Man

[TRAILER] In order to win a scholarship, Mark Watson (C. Thomas Howell), the white son of an affluent psychiatrist, pretends to be black on his application form. When he's accepted, he alters his hair, skin and speech to conceal his true identity. At first Mark believes that going through law school as a minority will be a breeze, but he soon begins experiencing racism. Eventually, Mark falls in love with Sarah Walker (Rae Dawn Chong), a black student, and begins to feel guilty about his ruse. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Nov 28, 2022 - 19 comments

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: Arizona Dream

[TRAILER] Axel (Johnny Depp) gets caught up into the family car business when his cousin, Paul (Vincent Gallo), coaxes him to come to Arizona to attend the wedding of their Uncle Leo (Jerry Lewis). As Axel makes the decision to try selling Cadillacs with his family, he meets an eccentric woman named Elaine (Faye Dunaway) and her equally quirky stepdaughter, Grace (Lili Taylor). Their lives become inextricably intertwined through romance, dreams -- and death. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Nov 28, 2022 - 5 comments

Movie: Breakfast at Tiffany's

[TRAILER] Holly Golightly (Audrey Hepburn) is an eccentric New York City playgirl determined to marry a Brazilian millionaire. But when young writer Paul Varjak (George Peppard) moves into her apartment building, her past threatens to get in their way. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Nov 28, 2022 - 9 comments

Movie: Shallow Hal

[TRAILER] A shallow man (Jack Black) falls in love with a 300-pound woman (Gwyneth Paltrow) because of her inner beauty. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Nov 28, 2022 - 6 comments

Movie: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Children are lured into a secretive factory worked by slaves. They come to horrible ends at the hands of the factory's unbalanced and mercurial owner. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Nov 16, 2022 - 12 comments

Movie: Short Circuit

After a lightning bolt gives it human emotions and intelligence, a military robot escapes and finds refuge at the home of an animal-loving pacifist (Ally Sheedy). [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Nov 16, 2022 - 12 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: Dom za veĊĦanje (Home for Hanging)

Perhan is a Romani teenager with telekinetic powers. His passage from childhood to adulthood starts in a little village in Yugoslavia but derails into a criminal underworld of quick-cash petty crime that threatens to destroy him and those he loves. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Nov 9, 2022 - 1 comment

Movie: The Purple Rose of Cairo

Unhappily married Depression-era waitress Cecilia (Mia Farrow) earns the money while her inattentive husband, Monk (Danny Aiello), blows their meager income on getting drunk and gambling. To assuage her loneliness, Cecilia escapes to the picture show and becomes transfixed with the movie "The Purple Rose of Cairo," and especially with its lead character, archeologist Tom Baxter (Jeff Daniels). When Tom literally steps off of the screen and into her life, both realities are thrown into chaos. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Nov 1, 2022 - 3 comments

Movie: Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl

Capt. Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) arrives at Port Royal in the Caribbean without a ship or crew. His timing is inopportune, however, because later that evening the town is besieged by a pirate ship. The pirates kidnap the governor's daughter, Elizabeth (Keira Knightley), who's in possession of a valuable coin that is linked to a curse that has transformed the pirates into the undead. A gallant blacksmith (Orlando Bloom) in love with Elizabeth allies with Sparrow in pursuit of the pirates. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Oct 12, 2022 - 18 comments

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