Tag Archives: USA
The Way of the Gun (2000) Christopher McQuarrie, Ryan Phillippe, Benicio Del Toro, Juliette Lewis, Action, Crime, Drama
Two petty if violent criminals kidnap a girl being paid $1m to be a surrogate mother. As the baby is for a gangster the pair’s demand for money sees several henchmen and assorted other ruthless characters head after them to Mexico. Bullets rather than talking are always going to settle this one.
Caitlin, a young Chicago performance artist, struggles to create work that is both personal and political. A piece she performs about the BP oil spill sends her relationship into a tailspin because her onstage nudity bothers her boyfriend.
Machine Gun Kelly (1958) Roger Corman, Charles Bronson, Susan Cabot, Morey Amsterdam, Action, Biography, Crime
The film starts by showing a bank robbery orchestrated by Kelly and other partners, including his love interest. It then examines Kelly’s personality and events that lead to discord among his group. A botched bank robbery causes one of his partners, Michael Fandango, portrayed by typical jokester Morey Amsterdam, to lose an arm. Kelly, perhaps goaded on by his girlfriend, kidnaps the daughter of a wealthy businessman for ransom, which leads to the climax of the film.
Telling Lies in America (1997) Guy Ferland, Kevin Bacon, Brad Renfro, Maximilian Schell, Drama, Music
Karchy (Brad Renfro) is a boy in school who has moved from Hungary to America in the 1960’s. He is struggling in school and trying to adjust to America’s culture. He then hears about a radio DJ Billy Magic (Kevin Bacon) who holds a contest for a Student Hall of Fame every week. When Karchy finally wins after several weeks, he spends more time with Billy Magic…a man with money, girls, and glam. Karchy thinks that by spending time with Magic, he can become “cool”. He then starts telling lies, to make himself seem greater than he really is. But when his lies begin hurting the people he cares about, he realizes that it isn’t worth telling lies if it affects your friends. Afterwards, he learns to accept himself for the person he is, and gives up lying. And as for Billy Magic, it turns out that he pays his price for all the lies that he has told as well….
Pride of the Marines (1945) Delmer Daves, John Garfield, Eleanor Parker, Dane Clark, Biography, Drama, Romance, War
Humanoids from the Deep (1980) Barbara Peeters, Jimmy T. Murakami, Doug McClure, Ann Turkel, Vic Morrow, Horror, Sci-Fi
Eliminators (1986) Peter Manoogian, Andrew Prine, Denise Crosby, Patrick Reynolds, Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
As part of their experiments in time travel, Drs. Reeves and Takada construct a cyborg “Mandroid” with the body of a downed pilot. After the success of the initial experiments, Reeves decides to have the Mandroid scrapped. Not wishing to be taken apart, Mandroid flees with the help of Dr. Takeda, who is killed for his disobedience. Distraught by the death of his one friend, the Mandroid goes north to America in search of someone who can help him in getting revenge and stopping Dr. Reeves in whatever evil plan he intends to use his time machine for.
State of Grace (1990) Phil Joanou, Michael Lee Baron, Sean Penn, Ed Harris, Gary Oldman, Action, Crime, Drama
Terry Noonan returns home to New York’s Hells Kitchen after a ten year absence. He soon hooks up with childhood pal Jackie who is involved in the Irish mob run by his brother Frankie. Terry also rekindles an old flame with Jackie’s sister Kathleen. Soon, however, Terry is torn between his loyalty to his friends and his loyalties to others.