Directed by Harold Ramis. US. 1993. 11+. 1 hour 41 minutes. Sony. Digital.
It’s hard to believe that Harold Ramis’ cosmic comic masterpiece turns 25 this year. It seems like only yesterday since it was released. When vain, arrogant and selfish Pittsburgh weatherman Phil Connors (Bill Murray in his greatest role) is dispatched to Punxsutawney, PA to cover the annual Groundhog Day festivities, he believes it’s just a simple, one-day assignment and career stepping stone to the big leagues of . . .
Directed by Hayao Miyazaki. Japan. 1988. 5+. 1 hour 26 minutes. GKids. Digital.
From acclaimed director Hayao Miazaki, comes this popular animated tale concerning a pair of sisters simultaneously coping with a move to a new house and an ailing mother who’s confined to the hospital. Not long after their arrival, the girls begin to explore their new surroundings. While wandering the nearby forest, they make the acquaintance of giant cuddly creature known as Totoro. Memorable and magical, My Neighbor Totoro is . . .
Directed by Jack Hill. US. 1974. R. 1 hour 32 minutes. MGM. 35mm.
When her policeman boyfriend is killed by the mob, Foxy Brown (the legendary Pam Grier) goes undercover in the underworld to exact vicious vengeance! The follow-up to Grier’s breakout hit Coffy, Foxy Brown is as equally action-packed, out of sight and entertaining as its predecessor. Decked out in designer duds and lighting up the screen with ageless allure, Ms. Grier is backed by a standout supporting cast . . .
Directed by Martin Scorsese. US. 1985. NR. 1 hour 37 minutes. Warner. 35mm.
Paul Hackett (Griffin Dunne) is an average-thirtysomething stuck in a dead-end job as a computer programmer. While visiting a café after a long workday, Paul strikes up a conversation with Marcy (Rosanna Arquette). They quickly make a connection due to their shared interests and hobbies. Marcy gives Paul her number before departing. Elated, Paul casts fate to the wind and heads out on the town to meet Marcy . . .
Directed by John Hughes. US. 1985. 14+. 1 hour 37 minutes. Universal. Digital.
On Saturday, March 24, 1984, five vastly different high-school students (wrestler Emilio Estevez, prom queen Molly Ringwald, overachiever Anthony Michael Hall, rebel Judd Nelson and outcast Ally Sheedy) must endure a day-long, in-school detention under the supervision of an arrogant assistant principal (Paul Gleason). Although uncaring and mean-spirited to each other at first, the five teens begin to share their stories as the day drags on . . .