Never underestimate Dalton, a brawny bouncer who also happens to hold an NYU degree in philosophy. When he’s hired to police a rowdy bar in the Midwest and falls in love with Doc, he angers her mean ex-boyfriend, who vows to win her back.
Blending humor and horror, director Peter Jackson’s outlandish tale centers on shady psychic detective Frank Bannister (Michael J. Fox), who uses his ability to communicate with the dead to boost his business. But when a sinister spirit is unleashed and members of the community are mysteriously killed, the P.I. — with the help of a comely widow (Trini Alvarado) — must use his powers to get to the bottom of the supernatural slayings.
Only Jim Jarmusch could direct a Western like this: a poetry-loving American Indian mistakes accountant William Blake (Johnny Depp) for the English writer by the same name, while bounty hunters take Blake for a murderer. Jarmusch packs his independent-minded film with an unlikely collection of castmates, including Iggy Pop, Gabriel Byrne, John Hurt — and Robert Mitchum, in one of his final big-screen roles.<
Only Jim Jarmusch could direct a Western like this: a poetry-loving American Indian mistakes accountant William Blake (Johnny Depp) for the English writer by the same name, while bounty hunters take Blake for a murderer. Jarmusch packs his independent-minded film with an unlikely collection of castmates, including Iggy Pop, Gabriel Byrne, John Hurt — and Robert Mitchum, in one of his final big-screen roles.
When puppeteer Craig Schwartz discovers a portal into John Malkovich’s brain, he decides to sell 15-minute excursions into the esteemed actor’s mind. But soon, Craig’s wife becomes obsessed with the experience.
Left with one eye and one arm after a brutal attack that nearly ended his mission, clan member Samanosuke takes on a new identity — that of fearless samurai Tange Sazen — and sets out to keep a powerful urn out of evil hands.
Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau play battling newspapermen in 1920s Chicago in this fast-paced version of the comedy classic from director Billy Wilder. Lemmon is ace reporter Hildy Johnson and Matthau his irascible editor, Walter Burns. Hildy wants to quit and marry Peggy Grant (Susan Sarandon), but Walter will do anything to stop him, and an escaped killer (Austin Pendleton) gives him just the scoop he needs to lure Hildy back to work.
One of the CIA’s top international operatives, Miles Kendig is suddenly relegated to a desk job in an agency power play. Unwilling to go quietly, Kendig begins writing a memoir that exposes the secrets of every intelligence agency in the world.
Bigwig Hollywood producer Joe Mulholland (Walter Matthau) finds himself in way over his head when, in an attempt to fulfill a promise he made to a dying friend, sets out to make a movie adaptation of a markedly uncinematic sex manual called Love in Sex. Charles Grodin, who also writes and produces this satire, co-stars as Herb Derman, the screenwriter cursed with the near-impossible job of turning the book into a screen-worthy tale.
CONSENSUS: “Yes, it is bad, but it is also oddly entertaining. It has a gorilla that talks with a power glove-style sleeve for Christ sakes. ‘This is a talking gorilla Myra. This is happening.’”
CONSENSUS: “It is weird, it doesn’t really make any sense, but its the most lovable of crappy movies for a certain strange sect. Watch with friends.”
CONSENSUS: “Heathers is certainly not for everybody, but it is dark, quirky and funny. It is a cult film to some and an off-beat miss fire for others. Yet, either way, it is memorable.”
CONSENSUS: “Repo Man is sort of an enigma. It is a cult film. Some will love it, some will hate it and most will be just wonder ‘what the fuck was that.’ Still, it is relatively amusing.”
CONSENSUS: “With great acting and an amazing, true life story, In the Name of the Father is a sure winner. Daniel Day-Lewis and Pete Postlethwaite do amazing work here. It’s long, but worth it.”
CONSENSUS: “Our prevailing opinion about this movie is that it is pretty darn solid. It features a great cast led by Daniel Day-Lewis and is fairly compelling. Yet, this movie does struggle with its focus and it isn’t much of a boxing movie.”