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"Great 1980's Movies"
Martin Scorsese may have impressed with Shutter Island recently but as far as we’re concerned his last great film, Raging Bull, heralded the beginning of the 80s at the movies.
The blockbuster came of age, Sergio Leone drew his last epic, cinematic breath and Bruce Willis donned the grubby vest for the first time in the peerless Die Hard.
Raging Bull is arguably the finest work from the Scorsese and De Niro partnership. De Niro gives and amazing portrayal of a man whose animal side lurks just beneath the surface, ever ready to erupt. Vivid and unremitting in its uncompromising brutality and honesty, the fight sequences are famed for their
Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark
Indiana Jones confronts snakes, Nazis and one astonishing cliffhanger after another - all topped off by awesome sequences involving the discovery and the opening of the mystical Ark of the Covenant in one of the great adventures of all time!
In a lavish 18th Century parlor in Austria, an elderly man is found, by his servant, with his throat slashed. The wound is self-inflicted, and the man is the little-known composer Salieri (F. Murray Abraham), contemporary and adversary of the now-famed, but once reviled, composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
In PLATOON, Oliver Stone uses his experience as an infantryman in Vietnam to convey the immediacy of guerrilla warfare: the brutal heat of the jungle, the brushes with such wildlife as snakes and leeches, and, most powerfully, the presence of the unseen enemy. Charlie Sheen stars as Chris, a raw recruit,
This great highly acclaimed film, winner of the Best Foreign Language film Oscar in 1989, can now be seen in the Giuseppe Tornatore's original vision - the Director's Cut. Salvatore, a successful film director, returns to his native Sicilian village for the funeral of his old friend Alfredo. He
Once Upon A Time In America
They grew up in the violent immigrant ghetto of New York's Lower East Side: Max and Noodles, Cockeye and Patsy, Deborah and Fat Moe. They grew up on the streets and they grew up fast. Fighting their way to the top of the heap, they took a vow to stick together but that's not how things worked out. Leone's
Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford) prowls the steel-and-microchip jungle of 21st century Los Angeles. He's a "blade runner" stalking genetically made criminal replicants. His assignment: kill them. Their crime: wanting to be human. The story of Blade Runner is familiar to countless fans. But few have seen
Star Wars The Empire Strikes Back
Three years later, Imperial forces continue to pursue the rebels. After the rebellion's defeat on the ice planet Hoth, Luke journeys to the planet Dagobah to train with Jedi Master Yoda, who has lived in hiding since the fall of the Republic. In an attempt to convert Luke to the Dark Side, Darth Vader
Think of the greatest terror imaginable. Is it a monstrous alien? A lethal epidemic? Or, as in this harrowing masterpiece from Stanley Kubrick, is it fear of murder by someone who should love and protect you - a member of your own family? From a script he co-adapted from the Stephen King novel, Kubrick
BRAZIL is Terry Gilliam's masterpiece. The film, cowritten by Gilliam, playwright Tom Stoppard, and Charles McKeown, is set in a futuristic society laden with red tape and bureaucracy. When a bug (literally) gets in the system, an innocent man is killed, leading mild-mannered Sam Lowry (an excellent
Voted "one of the 10 funniest movies ever made" by the American Film Institute, Airplane! is a masterpiece of off-the-wall comedy. Featuring Robert Hays as an ex-fighter pilot forced to take over the controls of an airliner when the flight crew succumbs to food poisoning; Julie Hagerty as his girlfriend/
Sydney Pollack directs this touching gender-bending farce in which Dustin Hoffman plays actor Michael Dorsey. Dorsey, who is fine actor but an irreproachable perfectionist, can hardly make ends meet; the best he can do for his wallet is take on a couple of jobs as a part-time drama coach and a
Kevin Costner is idealistic federal agent Eliot Ness, whose assignment to clean up Prohibition-era Chicago leads to violence and many questions about upholding the law. Initially powerless to stop the flow of booze into the city (the police force is corrupt and everyone in town seems to be on the mob's
James Cameron's THE TERMINATOR is one of the tightest, tensest sci-fi films ever made and a landmark in the genre. In the year 2029, battles rage between the superintelligent machines that rule the world and the last vestiges of humanity. In late-20th-century Los Angeles, Sarah Connor (Linda Hamilton)
High above the city of LA a team of terrorists has seized a building, taken hostages, and declared war. But one man has managed to escape detection.. An off-duty cop. He's alone..tired..and the only chance anyone has. Bruce Willis stars as New York City Detective John McClane, newly arrived in Los
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