- Tue, Feb 27
Director: Howard Hawks Run Time: 141 min. Rating: Not Rated Release Year: 1959
Starring: Angie Dickinson, Dean Martin, John Wayne, Ricky Nelson, Walter Brennan
On one side is an army of gunmen dead-set on springing a murderous cohort from jail. On the other is Sheriff John T. Chance (John Wayne) and two deputies: a recovering drunkard (Dean Martin) and a crippled codger (Walter Brennan). Also in their ragtag ranks are a trigger-happy youth (Ricky Nelson) and a woman with a past (Angie Dickinson) - and her eye on Chance. Director Howard Hawks lifted the Western to new heights with Red River. Capturing the legendary West with a stellar cast in peak form, he does it again here.
- Tue, Mar 26
Director: Hal Ashby Run Time: 91 min. Rating: PG Release Year: 1971
Starring: Bud Cort, Charles Tyner, Cyril Cusack, Ruth Gordon, Vivian Pickles
Here's the classic cult film that features one of the screen's most unlikely pairs. It will defy everything you've ever seen or known about screen lovers. Bud Cort is Harold, a young man bored with wealth but interested in death. Ruth Gordon is Maude, a wonderful old rascal who can see nothing but good intentions in the world. Hal Ashby (Coming Home, Being There) directs from Colin Higgins' (Foul Play) first script. These assets, coupled with an uplifting musical score provided by Cat Stevens, make Harold and Maude an outrageously funny and affecting film that proves love has no boundaries.
- Tue, Apr 30
Director: Billy Wilder Run Time: 115 min. Rating: Not Rated Release Year: 1961
Starring: Horst Buchholz, Howard St. John, James Cagney, Liselotte Pulver, Pamela Tiffin
James Cagney "gives one of the richest, funniest, most breathlessly paced performances of his career" (The New York Times) in this Billy Wilder comedy that defrosts the Cold War with gales of laughter! C.R. MacNamara (Cagney), a top-ranking executive stationed in West Berlin, is charged with the care of his boss' visiting daughter. But when he learns that she's gone and married a fierce young communist - and that his boss will be arriving in town in 24 hours - Mac must transform the unwilling beatnik into a suitable son-in-law or risk losing his chance for advancement! Before you can say "one, two, three," his plans have spun out of control and into an international incident that could infuriate the Russians, the Germans and, worst of all, his own suspicious wife (Arlene Francis)!
- Tue, May 28
Director: Sidney Lumet Run Time: 112 min. Rating: Not Rated Release Year: 1964
Starring: Frank Overton, Fritz Weaver, Henry Fonda, Larry Hagman, Walter Matthau
One of the greatest anti-war thrillers ever, FAIL-SAFE stars Henry Fonda, Walter Matthau, Dan O'Herlihy, Larry Hagman and Fritz Weaver (in his film debut) as a group of military men on the verge of World War III. When a military computer error deploys a squadron of SAC bombers to destroy Moscow, the American President (Fonda) tries to call them back. But their sophisticated fail-safe system prevents him from aborting the attack, so he must convince the Soviets not to retaliate. In desperation, the President offers to sacrifice an American city if his pilots succeed in their deadly mission over Moscow. A four-star techno-thriller that builds tension and suspense with every tick of the nuclear clock.
- Tue, Jun 25
Director: Alexander Mackendrick Run Time: 97 min. Rating: Not Rated Release Year: 1957
Starring: Burt Lancaster, Jeff Donnell, Martin Milner, Susan Harrison, Tony Curtis
It's late at night in the steamy, neon-lit streets of New York's Times Square, and everything's buzzing with nervous energy. But press agent Sidney Falco (Tony Curtis) is oblivious to the whirlwind of street vendors, call girls and con men bustling around him as he nervously waits for the early edition of The Globe. Whose career did gossip columnist J.J. Hunsecker (Burt Lancaster) launch today ... and whose did he destroy?
- Tue, Jul 30
Director: Peter Weir Run Time: 112 min. Rating: R Release Year: 1985
Starring: Harrison Ford, Jan Rubeš, Josef Sommer, Kelly McGillis, Lukas Haas
When a young Amish woman and her son get caught up in the murder of an undercover narcotics agent, their savior turns out to be hardened Philadelphia detective John Book. Harrison Ford is sensational as Book, the cop who runs head-on into the non-violent world of a Pennsylvania Amish community. The end result is an action packed struggle of life and death, interwoven with a sensitive undercurrent of caring and forbidden love.
- Tue, Aug 27
Director: George Sidney Run Time: 85 min. Rating: Not Rated Release Year: 1964
Starring: Ann-Margret, Cesare Danova, Elvis Presley, Nicky Blair, William Demarest
Elvis Presley (Lucky Jackson) and Ann-Margret (Rusty Martin) star in this fast, fun and sexy story of a racecar driver who chases hot cars and beautiful girls. While working as a waiter in Las Vegas in order to earn money to pay for his new motor car, Lucky swims in a sea of all the wrong girls, until he finally stumbles upon the right one, the woman he loves, Rusty Martin. In this playful battle of the sexes, Lucky and Rusty engage in srewball situations true to romantic comedy fashion, until Lucky ends up losing Rusty and must search the glittering desert Mecca in order to win her back.
- Tue, Sep 24
Director: Robert Moore Run Time: 94 min. Rating: PG Release Year: 1976
Starring: Alec Guinness, David Niven, Maggie Smith, Peter Sellers, Truman Capote
The world's greatest detectives have been invited to dinner. But when murder is on the menu, who will make it to dessert? You are cordially invited to join an all-star cast featuring Peter Sellers, David Niven, Peter Falk, James Coco, Elsa Lanchester, Maggie Smith, Alec Guinness, Eileen Brennan, Nancy Walker, James Cromwell and Estelle Winwood for Neil Simon's hilarious murder-mystery spoof MURDER BY DEATH. The isolated mansion of eccentric millionaire Lionel Twain (celebrated author Truman Capote in a Golden Globe-nominated performance) is the setting for the twisted puzzler. Twain informs his guests that one of them will be murdered at the stroke of midnight. The pay-off: $1 million to whoever lives through the night. MURDER BY DEATH neatly lampoons both the mystery genre and the characterizations of these instantly recognizable gumshoes. Match wits with the super sleuths, but remember, you can't win if you end up dying from laughter!
- Tue, Oct 29
Director: David Cronenberg Run Time: 103 min. Rating: R Release Year: 1983
Starring: Brooke Adams, Christopher Walken, Herbert Lom, Martin Sheen, Tom Skerritt
Christopher Walken leads an all-star cast, including Tom Skerritt and Martin Sheen, in a thriller that's ahead of it's time. School teacher Johnny Smith (Walken) had a beautiful fiancée, rewarding career and a fortunate life. Until one tragic accident changed everything. After slamming into an 18-wheeler, Johnny is plunged into a five-year coma. When he awakens, he finds his true collision with destiny - he now has the remarkable gift (or curse) of seeing into the future. From horror master Stephen King and director David Cronenberg, this supernatural thriller turns an everyday guy into a reluctant hero ... saving children in danger, helping the police and capturing serial killers. But Johnny's next vision may be his most terrifying yet, and gives him a once-in-a-lifetime chance to save the world ... at what may be the ultimate price.
- Tue, Nov 26
Director: William Keighley Run Time: 112 min. Rating: Not Rated Release Year: 1942
Starring: Ann Sheridan, Bette Davis, Jimmy Durante, Monty Woolley, Richard Travis
Famed author Sheridan Whiteside possesses a tongue dipped in venom and a brain that can crack The New York Times crossword in four minutes. On a lecture tour in Ohio, he slips on the ice and is confined to the home of a bourgeois couple. He proceeds to plunge the household into chaos, ruling the place like a czar and meddling in everyone's love life. Monty Woolley reprises his Broadway triumph as the imperious Whiteside in this delightful, lightning-paced farce. A who's who of Hollywood talents portray a who's who of thinly veiled real-life luminaries, ranging from Gertrude Lawrence to Harpo Marx. And Bette Davis shines in an uncharacteristic role as Whiteside's unflappable secretary. The Man Who Came to Dinner: It's a feast of wit and sophistication.