, 1h49 Directed byCharles Burnett OriginUSA GenresDrama, Thriller, Action, Crime ActorsIce Cube, Michael Boatman, Elliott Gould, Ice-T, Lori Petty, Michael Ironside Roles Councilman Ross Rating64% Deputy John Johnson (J.J.) (Michael Boatman) is a rookie in the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department and the first black deputy at the station to which he is assigned. Racial tensions run high in the department as some of J.J.'s fellow officers resent his presence. His only real friend is the other new deputy (Lori Petty), the first female officer to work there, who also suffers similar discrimination in the otherwise all-white-male work environment. When J.J. becomes increasingly aware of police corruption during the murder trial of Teddy Woods (Ice Cube), who he helped to arrest, he faces difficult
, 1h30 OriginUSA GenresComedy ThemesFilms about animals, Sports films, Films about horses, Horse sports in film ActorsRichard Dreyfuss, David Johansen, Teri Garr, Jennifer Tilly, Allen Garfield, Robbie Coltrane Roles Vibes Rating67% Jay Trotter drives a cab. His friend Looney, also a cab driver, has a secret microphone in his taxi to record his passengers' conversations. Looney has a tape of two men talking about a horse race and how one of the horses, due to some unethical practice by its owner, is a sure thing to win big. Jay goes to the track to place a bet—despite the fact that the day before, he told his wife Pam that he would quit betting and be home to "start their marriage over" at noon. In the restroom of the bar next door, he prays to God, "Just one day, that's all I'm asking for, one day, I'm due." A man exiting the bathrooms says "Ya? So's Jesus. Let it ride." Jay promptly places a $50 bet. The horse wins in a photo finish and pays $28.40 to win (earning him $710).
, 1h55 Directed bySteven Spielberg, Tobe Hooper OriginUSA GenresDrama, Science fiction, Thriller, Fantastic, Horror ThemesFilms about children, Films about television, Ghost films ActorsCraig T. Nelson, JoBeth Williams, Zelda Rubinstein, Beatrice Straight, Heather O'Rourke, Dominique Dunne Roles Neighbor Rating73% Steven and Diane Freeling (Craig T. Nelson and JoBeth Williams) live a quiet life in an Orange County, California planned community called Cuesta Verde, where Steven is a successful real estate developer and Diane is a housewife who cares for their children Dana (Dominique Dunne), Robbie (Oliver Robins), and Carol Anne (Heather O'Rourke). Carol Anne awakens one night and begins conversing with the family's television set, which is transmitting static following a sign-off. The following night, while the Freelings sleep, Carol Anne fixates on the television set as it transmits static again. Suddenly, a hand of a white apparition blasts from the television screen and vanishes into the wall, triggering a violent earthquake in the process. As the shaking subsides, Carol Anne announces "They're here'.
, 1h57 Directed byDuilio Coletti, Edward Dmytryk OriginUSA GenresDrama, War, Action, Historical ThemesPolitical films ActorsRobert Mitchum, Robert Ryan, Peter Falk, Arthur Kennedy, Earl Holliman, Mark Damon Roles Doyle Rating60% After meeting a general, war correspondent Dick Ennis (Robert Mitchum) is assigned to accompany US Army Rangers for the upcoming attempt to outflank the tough enemy defenses. The amphibious landing is unopposed, but the bumbling American general, Jack Lesley (Arthur Kennedy) is too cautious, preferring to fortify his beachhead before advancing inland. Ennis and a Ranger drive in a jeep through the countryside, discovering there are few Germans between the beachhead and Rome, but his information is ignored. As a result, the German commander, Kesselring (Wolfgang Preiss), has time to gather his forces and launch an effective counterattack.
, 1h52 Directed byCharles Vidor OriginUSA GenresBiography, Comedy, Historical, Musical, Romance ThemesFilms about writers, Films about magic and magicians, Seafaring films, Films about music and musicians, Transport films, Mermaids in film, Musical films, Children's films ActorsDanny Kaye, Farley Granger, Joseph Walsh, Philip Tonge, Erik Bruhn, John Qualen Roles Peter Rating68% In the 1830s, in the small Danish town of Odense, cobbler Hans Christian Andersen spends his day spinning fairy tales for the village children, teaching them lessons about pride, humility, love and growing up through his fanciful characters. One day, the stern schoolmaster, who believes Hans is wasting his pupils' precious time, implores the Burgomaster and councilmen to curtail the cobbler's habit of distracting the students with his storytelling, but even the adult citizens easily become a rapt audience for Hans' fables. Hans finally agrees to stop distracting the children and returns to his shop, where his teenage assistant, the orphan Peter, begs him to stop causing trouble. However, later that day Hans is drawn back to the schoolhouse to see the children. As he hears the schoolchildren drone mathematical phrases, he compares an inchworm's myopic measuring of beautiful blossoms to the schoolmaster's blindness to beauty and creativity. On yet another day, when the children do not arrive at the sound of the school bell, the schoolmaster deduces that Hans is again distracting his pupils. When the schoolmaster then demands that the Burgomaster and the councilmen choose between him and the cobbler, they decide that Hans must leave Odense. Peter, who has witnessed the verdict, returns to the shop and secretly tries to save his friend from the shame of being exiled by eagerly suggesting Hans travel to Copenhagen. After much prodding, Peter succeeds in convincing Hans to leave that afternoon by reminding him that he will be the envy of the town for having been the first to visit the famous city. Soon after Hans begins his journey, Peter joins him on the trail, bringing all the shop's tools to start their business anew.