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*Batteries Not Included (1987)

The presence of the distinguished Hume Cronyn and Jessica Tandy makes this saccharine-sodden retread of Cocoon (1985) worth watching. They play residents of a doomed New York block of flats (an unscrupulous developer has sent thugs to clear the last five tenants) who find the unlikeliest of allies in the shape of a friendly group of alien space(...)

10 (1979)

10 (1979)

George Webber (Dudley Moore) is a composer facing a midlife crisis. He escapes the headaches (and toothaches) of Los Angeles to the beaches of Acapulco.    While there he runs into Jenny (Bo Derek), the daughter of his dentist, who is on her honeymoon. Jenny tries to repay him for a big favour, and her(...)

10 Rillington Place (1971)

10 Rillington Place (1971)

Based on Ludovic Kennedy’s 1961 non-fiction book of the same name, this film was a sombre, articulate, and chilling dramatisation of the infamous murders in London when John Reginald Christie - a mild-mannered psychotic mass killer - murdered scores of women and buried them under the floorboards and inside the walls of his rooming house(...)

100 Rifles (1969)

Lawman Lydecker (played by former Cleveland Browns Hall of Famer Jim Brown) and Yaqui Joe (an Indian bank robber played by Burt Reynolds) join forces with a female revolutionary (guess who) to help save Mexican Indians from a despotic governor. People sweat profusely, say "Hey, gringo", and generally use up a lot of ammunition. This below-par western(...)

101 Dalmatians (1961)

This full-length cartoon from the Walt Disney studios is a beautifully animated version of Dodie Smith's classic children's tale. The adorable spotty dogs of the title, and a host of other animals, cause havoc in London and the countryside as they try to escape from Cruella de Vil, the most memorable Disney female villain since(...)

101 Dalmatians (1996)

Disney updated its classic animated tale with this live-action version starring a deliciously over-the-top Glenn Close (pictured at right) as infamous villain Cruella De Vil, the rich bitch who wants to turn loads of cuddly little dalmatian puppies into a fur coat. Jeff Daniels and Joely Richardson (as the couple trying to stop her) are(...)

10th Victim, The (1965)

Famous now as one of the inspirations for Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (Ursula Andress wore the first bullet-firing bra as sported by the "fembots"), director Elio Petri's erratically engrossing science-fiction thriller has a fabulous 1960s pop art look. In the 21st century war has been outlawed and replaced with a legalised hunting game(...)

11 Harrow House (1974)

11 Harrow House (1974)

A nonchalant young American merchant, Howard R. Chesser (Charles Grodin), travels to London on one of his frequent trips to 11 Harrowhouse; the offices of the world’s largest clearing house for diamonds. Joining Howard is his wealthy girlfriend, the daring and vivacious Maren Shirell (Candice Bergen). Chesser has to deal with, and accept what’s offered, by(...)

12 Angry Men (1957)

12 Angry Men (1957)

12 Angry Men is the most probing, incisive, and penetrating look into the hearts and minds of a jury that has ever been filmed. Sidney Lumet made his film directing debut with this sensitive and absorbing 1957 classic, shot in just 20 days. A young Puerto Rican slum kid is on trial for murdering his father.(...)

12 Monkeys (1995)

The year is 2035 and an unknown virus has wiped out most of humanity. The few survivors live in a grim subterranean city beneath Philadelphia. Haunted by a vision from the past, convict James Cole (Bruce Willis) is "volunteered" to travel back in time to 1996 to obtain a sample of the virus and find out more(...)

12 To The Moon (1960)

A lightweight dollop of sci-fi, 12 To The Moon dispatched a dozen passengers of both sexes and several nationalities to the Moon. The twelve members of the first multi-national expedition to the lunar surface discover subterranean Moon Men, a peace-loving mob who threaten to freeze Earth unless mankind mends their warring ways. Heading the expedition is earthling Ken Clark,(...)

18 Again! (1988)

18 Again! (1988)

After an accident, 81-year-old Jack Watson (George Burns) find his birthday wish to be young again comes true, and his mind switches into the body of his 18-year-old grandson (Charlie Schlatter). Burns did the majority of his best work on stage, radio and TV with his wife Gracie Allen. However, most viewers will remember him as a(...)

1941 (1979)

1941 (1979)

1941 is a stupid farce based on a stupid idea: What would have happened if, after bombing Pearl Harbor, the Japanese had gone on to attack Hollywood? It is the premise of this picture that the Americans would have been so moronic that they would have done the enemy's job for them. The Americans in this(...)

1984 (1955)

The 1955 version of George Orwell's dystopian novel is set in a futuristic 1984 while the 1984 version of 1984 was set in the grim, postwar era in which Orwell lived and wrote. All of which proves that Orwell's book was at once timely and timeless. Michael Anderson's adaptation is reasonably faithful to its source, concentrating(...)

1984 (1984)

Based on the novel by George Orwell and set in the totalitarian future state of Oceania, this is the story of citizen Winston Smith (John Hurt), a lowly outer party functionary who lives in London, which is the capital of the territory of Airstrip One (formerly Britain), and whose job it is to erase certain people(...)

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