Tag: Tim Curry

April 3, 2012 Rhonda
The Hunt for Red October: Invisible. Silent. Stolen.

This early 90s picture was made during the waning days of the Cold War, but it is set in a time when we were still on high alert. In 1984, the Soviet Union was still very strong, and nuclear subs on both sides of the world had to power to level cities. This is based on one of the very successful books in the Tom Clancy Jack Ryan series. In this story, Jack (Alec Baldwin) is working for the CIA as a consultant as his wife (Gates McFadden) works through her residency in London. At this time, a new wold has been put to sea out of Polijarny Inlet, and she is the Red October. Her captain is Marko Ramius……

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November 12, 2011 Rhonda
The Three Musketeers: All for one and one for all!

This 1993 epic based on the Alexander Dumas novel of the same title is a fun, swashbuckling adventure featuring some of the better known talents of the time. it pretty much follows the Dumas storyline, but the talents of the players make it come to life even more so. It is a cast of characters suited well to the parts, and there is some fun comic relief that comes from most everyone. Most everyone knows how the story goes, but with the addition of a slight backstory on D’Artagnan at the beginning of the story, the pursuit of one family to avenge their sister’s honour goes on throughout the film, and the chase never really seems to end.  Read more...……

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August 30, 2011 Rhonda
McHale’s Navy: He’s Under Siege and Out-of-Control.

This is a movie remake of a very popular TV series from the early 1960s. While the show was set at a Navy base in the Pacific, this movie is in the fictional San Ysidro Islands in the Caribbean. Retired Lt. Cmdr. Quinton McHale (Tom Arnold) is enjoying his days in the sunny tropics by supplying the local and the sailors at the San Ysidro base with various items like homebrew, ice cream, and pin-up calenders. McHale lives on what seems to be more of a cay on his own with some farm animals, but all the locals love him, and the sailors can’t get enough of his “contraband” items. Well, things are about to change in San Ysidro, and……

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June 21, 2011 Rhonda
The Color of Magic

This fun, fantastical story set on the flat planet of Discworld is like none other. The most unlikely of characters meet up in very unusual ways. We have a tourist from a land based on science and technology, Twoflower (Sean Astin), and a washed-up wizardry student, Rincewind (David Jason) from Ankh-Morpork’s Unseen University of Wizardry who has been cursed by a very evil and dangerous spellbook called the Octavo. Add in an overly-ambitious wizard, Trymon (Tim Curry) looking to kill his way to the top, and some other legendary characters borrowed from other stories and given a new sort of life on Discworld, and you have over three hours of great adventure put together in such a great way, you……

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March 20, 2011 Rhonda
The Making of the “The Cat Returns”

Since The Cat Returns is one of our most popular posts, we thought you might like a little insight into the one movie that every cat love must own. Much of this documentary is in Japanese, but don’t worry, there are no subtitles, as translators do the voice overs for us. We meet with the master movie maker, Hayao Miyazaki, who has at least 10 movies on the IMDB top 250, and what prompted this story. In actuality, The Cat Returns is a spin-off from an earlier Studio Ghibli movie, “Whisper of the Heart“. In that story, a teen girl finds inspiration to follow her heart from Baron Humbert von Gikkingen, a dapper cat with a diplomatic manner and clever……

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