The Ghost and Mr. Chicken (1966) Alan Rafkin, Don Knotts, Joan Staley, Liam Redmond, Comedy, Family, Mystery
Luther Heggs aspires to being a reporter for his small town newspaper, the Rachel Courier Express. He gets his big break when the editor asks him to spend the night at the Simmons mansion that, 20 years before, was the site of a now famous murder-suicide. The case has aroused local interest not only because of the anniversary but due to the fact that the family heir, Nick Simmons, has returned to Rachel aiming to tear the mansion down. Luther’s account of his wild, ghost-ridden night in the house leads Simmons to sue for libel, but with the aid of his friend Kelsey they determine what exactly happened that night long ago and the identity of the real killer.
The Secret of Roan Inish (1994) John Sayles, Jeni Courtney, Eileen Colgan, Mick Lally, Drama, Family, Fantasy
10-year-old Fiona is sent to live with her grandparents in a small fishing village in Donegal, Ireland. She soon learns the local legend that an ancestor of hers married a Selkie – a seal who can turn into a human. Years earlier, her baby brother washed out to sea in a cradle shaped like a boat; someone in the family believes the boy is being raised by the seals. Then Fiona catches sight of a naked little boy on the abandoned Isle of Roan Inish and takes an active role in uncovering The Secret of Roan Inish. Written by John Oswalt. Modified by Nancy Janelle.
Jake Russell, the friendly police chief in town so small initially worries about mysterious outsider heiress Cassandra ‘Cassie’ Nightingale, who moved into the house held to be haunted by the ‘grey lady’, and opens a strange gift shop full with attributes of occultism, soon causing the rumor she’s a wicked witch. After Cassie kindly helps his brave son Brandon (and his sissy sister Lori) with a dog, bully Kyle -abused by his own poor dad- and their own fears, Jake soon makes friends with her, even romantically interested. Yet the ‘chief’ is professionally obliged to handle a flood of complaints and harassment started by the mayor’s haughty wife, her busy bodies-bunch, and teenage brats. Finally Derek Sanders, Jakes’s only deputy, hits on Cassie’s hidden background.
Kevin O’Shea (Ed O’ Neil) is an early retired Football Star, who now coaches a pee-wee league team. When Kevin excludes his niece, Becky O’Shea (dispite her being the best player), she convinces her dad Danny O’Shea (Rick Moranis) to coach a pee-wee team, and beat Kevin’s team. Danny accepts in an attempt to show Urbainia that Kevin is not invincible, and that there is another O’Shea in town. Danny picks a team of players that have never been given a chance, and Danny no-longer wants to be Second Best.
The central character of the film is a challenged thirteen year-old autistic named Jimmy Mitchell (portrayed by Ian Colletti). In the quaint town of Pinery Grove, Georgia, he lives under the loving care of his family, striving to overcome the day-to-day struggles that surface. While deprived of mental normality, he is naturally gifted with a unique capacity to see beyond what most see. A supernatural element coincides with his natural gift, as angelic beings he calls “Watchers”, are seen throughout his everyday experiences. His profound sense of observation leads him into trouble when stumbling onto the wrong place at the wrong time (which proves an arbitrary habit for Jimmy), as he must testify in a pivotal trial what he bore witness to.
Papadopoulos and Sons (2012) Marcus Markou, Carl Rice, Stephen Dillane, Selina Cadell, Comedy, Drama, Family
Only when you lose everything do you find it all… Harry Papadopoulos has got it all: a mansion house, awards and a super-rich lifestyle. But when a financial crisis hits, Harry and his family lose everything. Everything, except the dormant and forgotten Three Brothers Fish & Chip Shop half owned by Harry´s larger than life brother Spiros who’s been estranged from the family for years. With no alternative, Harry and his family are forced to pack their bags and reluctantly join `Uncle Spiros´ to live above the neglected Three Brothers chippie. Together they set about bringing the chip shop back to life under the suspicious gaze of their old rival, Hassan, from the neighbouring Turkish kebab shop whose son has his own eyes on Harry´s daughter, Katie. As each family member comes to terms with their new life, Harry struggles to regain his lost business empire. But as the chip shop returns to life, old memories are stirred and Harry discovers that only when you lose everything can you be free to find it all.
The Story of Little Mook / Die Geschichte vom kleinen Muck (1953) Wolfgang Staudte, Thomas Schmidt, Johannes Maus, Friedrich Richter, Family, Fantasy
An old man living in an oriental city tells the story of his life to a group of kids: He too was once a young boy by the name of Little Muck – much like them, but with better manners and a heap of problems. Having lost his father at early age, little Muck is expelled from home by his greedy relatives. He wanders off into the desert hoping to find the merchant who sells good fortune. Amidst the dunes of sand he comes across a small house owned by a wicked woman and her many cats. She wants to make Little Muck her servant, but he manages to escape by stealing a pair of magic shoes which enable him to run faster than any man in the country. From there he heads right into the next set of challenges…
Au Pair 3 Adventure in Paradise (2009) Mark Griffiths, Gregory Harrison, Heidi Lenhart, Katie Volding, Drama, Family
Clarence the Cross Eyed Lion (1965) Andrew Marton, Marshall Thompson, Betsy Drake, Richard Haydn, Adventure, Comedy, Family
When a native village is apparently terrorized by a Lion, the local sergeant enlists the help of a veterinarian working at a nearby animal study center. It is soon discovered that the Lion has a unique problem, it has double vision due to the fact that it is cross eyed and therefore cannot hunt. The Lion is taken back to the study center and is soon adopted by the vet’s daughter. Meanwhile, a dangerous criminal is planning to capture young Gorillas and sell them on the black market.