Movies – A

Avengers, The (1998)

The cult 1960s TV series gets royally shafted by Hollywood in this stunningly designed blockbuster that’s stunningly awful in every other department. Ralph Fiennes and Uma Thurman couldn’t be more miscast as John Steed and Emma Peel, here trying to stop villainous Sir August De Wynter (Sean Connery playing himself again, only with extra ham)(…)

Avenging Angel (1984)

This sequel to Angel (1984) has former teen hooker Molly “Angel” Stewart (now played by Betsy Russell replacing winsome Donna Wilkes, star of the first film) now studying law at university full-time, having given up her nighttime job of prostitution. When Lieutenant Andrews, the vice cop who rescued her from the streets, is murdered by(…)

Avenging Disco Godfather, The (1979)

Retired cop Tucker Williams (Rudy Ray Moore) becomes a celebrity DJ – the Disco Godfather – at the Blueberry Hill disco. All is well until his nephew Bucky (Julius Carry)  flips out on angel dust (PCP) and the Disco Godfather vows “to personally come down on the suckers that’s producing this shit!” He takes to(…)

Awakenings (1990)

This true story is adapted from a 1973 book by Dr Oliver Sacks, a clinical neurologist who in a New York hospital in 1969 used the experimental drug L-dopa to awaken a group of patients suffering from Encephalitis lethargica. These survivors of a post-World War I sleeping sickness epidemic had lived in a state of(…)

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