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Family Business (1989) Sidney Lumet, Sean Connery, Dustin Hoffman, Matthew Broderick, Crime, Drama

Family Business (1989)
Jessie McMullen (Sean Connery) is a widower, a tough guy and most of all, proud of his past as a career criminal (now semi-retired). He raised his son Vito (Dustin Hoffman) to follow in his footsteps, but Vito went straight once he had a son of his own, Adam (Matthew Broderick). Over the years, Vito became ashamed of his family’s criminal past. He has tried to raise his son right, which in his mind means keeping young Adam away from his deadbeat grandfather. Little does Vito know that this strategy has backfired; the mystery surrounding Jessie has caused Adam to idolize him.

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Hasta la vista (2011) Geoffrey Enthoven, Charlotte Timmers, Roos Van Vlaenderen, Robrecht Vanden Thoren, Comedy, Drama

Hasta la vista (2011)
Could a special needs roadtrip movie out of Belgium possibly be funny, entertaining, and heartfelt? Yes, yes and yes. If you want to watch ridiculous caricatures of those confined to wheel chairs watch Glee, if you want to watch interesting characters confined to wheel chairs watch Come as You Are. While the story of three homely guys trying to lose their virginity isn’t exactly new or original, the way it’s told here is certainly unique; kind of like a Hangover for the indie set. This is a road comedy that works thanks to three convincing, truthful performances by its leads. Lars (Geofrrey Enthoven, who also directs) suffers from a terminal illness, and wants to have sex before dying. Paraplegic Jozef (Robrecht Vanden Thoren) fantasizes while watching women jog on the beach. Philip (Tom Audenaert) is virtually blind, requiring a magnifying glass and plenty of concentration to read anything. Against their parents’ wishes the three friends decide to visit a Spanish brothel that caters to people “like us.” In an impressive supporting role, Isabelle de Hertogh ends up as their on-the-go caregiver and driver. Fresh out of jail, she’s got a hard-love edge to her, and many of the laughs come mid-way in the film as the four trek across the country side in a van, singing, yelling, and sharing their innermost fears and desires.

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Good Times (1967) William Friedkin, Sonny Bono, Cher, Sonny & Cher, Comedy, Musical, Western

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Done in a similar style to the musical duo’s TV show “The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour”, this film is more a series of unconnected skits and parodies than a single running plot. When Sonny gets offered a role in a movie, he talks Cher into giving it a try. The proposed script, however, turns out to be awful, but in order to get out of doing this stinker of a project, Sonny has just ten days to come with his own better script. The rest of the film follows his daydreams as he plots out possible storylines starring him as a Wild West sheriff, a jungle king, and as a private eye.

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Non Ho Sonno / Sleepless / Le Sang des Innocents (2001) Dario Argento, Max von Sydow, Stefano Dionisi, Chiara Caselli, Horror, Mystery, Thriller

Non Ho Sonno
Detective Ulisse Moretti (von Sydow) is investigating a series of murders in Turin in 1983 known as The Dwarf Murders. The main suspect, a giallo novelist named Vincenzo de Fabritiis, turns up dead and the case is considered closed. However, seventeen years later, a similar series of murders begin and draw the since-retired Moretti back into the case. Moretti teams up with Giacomo (Stefano Dionisi), whose mother was murdered in the 1983 spree, to determine if de Fabritiis is still alive or was actually innocent of the crimes for which he was accused. As the murders continue, the investigating duo discovers that the murderer is arranging their murder to an old nursery rhyme about the killing of animals..

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