A tangled triangle. In the rural South of the early 20th century, Miss Amelia is the town eccentric, selling corn liquor and dispensing medicine. She takes in her half-sister’s son, a diminutive crook-back named Lymon. He suggests they open a café in the downstairs of her large house.
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Doctor Rue Wakeman and his team create a young man with skin and organs taken from other men and women. The creature (Lazarus) reads a lot of books and learns all about the humans. But when he meets fascinating doctor Elizabeth English his life changes: he decides to escape from the laboratory.
Bad Girls from Mars (1990) Fred Olen Ray, Edy Williams, Oliver Darrow, Brinke Stevens, Comedy, Erotic
Someone is killing off the female leads of the movie production “Bad Girls from Mars.” The producers feel they should try to finish the film, even though they’re making a lucrative amount from insurance payoffs, so they fly in European sex bomb Emanuelle as the new lead.
Contact (1997) Robert Zemeckis, Jodie Foster, Matthew McConaughey, Tom Skerritt, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Astronomer Dr. Ellie Arroway has long been interested in contact to faraway lands, a love fostered in her childhood by her father, Ted Arroway, who passed away when she was nine years old leaving her then orphaned. Her current work in monitoring for extraterrestrial life is based on that love and is in part an homage to her father.
Just north of London live Wendy, Andy, and their twenty-something twins, Natalie and Nicola. Wendy clerks in a shop, leads aerobics at a primary school, jokes like a vaudevillian, agrees to waitress at a friend’s new restaurant and dotes on Andy, a cook who forever puts off home remodeling projects, and with a drunken friend, buys a broken down lunch wagon.
The film follows a $20 bill from its ATM birth to its eventual demise. Along the way, the note weaves in and out of the lives of a street person, an aspiring writer, a stripper, two thieves, and many others in surprising and inventive ways.
Casino Raiders II / Zi zeon mou soeng II – Wing baa tin haa (1991) Johnnie To, Andy Lau, Dave Wong, Chien-Lien Wu, Action, Crime, Drama
Chicken Feet (Andy Lau) assists in running an honorable gambling den owned by the crippled Uncle Fan (Siu-Ming Lau) and his son Kit (Wong Kit). Having previously tried to shut down the gambling den and take over by paralyzing Fan and framing Kit for another man’s murder, ruthless local Triad boss, James (Kelvin Wong) goes a step further by murdering Fan.
Hero of Swallow / San tau jin zi lei saam (1996) Sang Siu, Biao Yuen, Athena Chu, You Ge, Action, Drama, Fantasy
By the Sword (1991) Jeremy Kagan, F. Murray Abraham, Eric Roberts, Mia Sara, Adventure, Drama, Sport
A mysterious man, Suba, gets himself a job at a fencing academy, and as he learns the way of the students, the school, and its maestro, they learn that there’s more to him than meets the eye. He gains (or regains?) his fencing skills and his philosophy of teaching clashes with the maestro’s.
Larger Than Life (1996) Howard Franklin, Bill Murray, Matthew McConaughey, Jerry Adler, Comedy, Family
Motovational Speaker Jack Corcoran is determined to get his career off the ground, but the biggest gigs he can get are the ones nobody wants. Then one day, he receives a telegram that his circus clown father has passed away, and has left a “huge” inheritance.