After the release of Jake Blues (John Belushi) from prison, he and brother Elwood (Dan Aykroyd) go to visit the orphanage where they were raised by nuns. They learned that the church stopped its support and will sell the place unless the tax on the property is paid with 11 days. The brothers decide to raise the money by putting their blues band back together and staging a big gig. They may be on a "mission from God" but they're making enemies everywhere they go. Featuring performances by some of blues finest, James Brown, Cab Calloway, Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin and co-starring John Candy, Carrie Fisher, Henry Gibson and Steve Lawrence.
Eddie Murphy is The Box Office King Of Comedy. And in Coming To America, Murphy is also the Prince of Comedy...a very wealthy and pampered African prince who comes to America in search of a bride. Accompanied by his closest companion (Arsenio Hall), Murphy quickly finds a job, new friends, new digs, new enemies and lots of trouble. Keep an eye out for both Murphy and Hall in some unforgettable cameo roles!
Here is the murderously funny movie based on the world-famous Clue board game. Was it Colonel Mustard in the study with a gun? Miss Scarlet in the billiard room with the rope? Or was it Wadsworth the butler? Meet all the notorious suspects and discover all their foul play things. You'll love their dastardly doings as the bodies and the laughs pile up before your eyes.
One of the most popular movie comedies of all time is also the film that made John Belushi a star. This raunchy, screwball comedy, directed with madcap zest by John Landis, offers a relentless spoof of 1960's college life by following the hilarious adventures of the Delta fraternity. In addition to Belushi as "Bluto" Blutarsky, the outstanding cast includes Tim Matheson, Tom Hulce, Stephen "Flounder" Furst, Karen Allen, Donald Sutherland, Peter Riegert and Kevin Bacon, along with Otis Day and the Knights with their show-stopping performance of "Shout."
You're traveling through another dimension: a dimension not only of sight and sound, but of mind. A journey into a wondrous land whose boundaries are that of imagination. That's the signpost up ahead: Your next stop: The Twilight Zone." Rod Serling Four of Hollywood's greatest directors tell different stories, exploring the region just beyond the boundary of reality, in this motion picture version of the classic television series.
David Kessler (David Naughton) and Jack Goodman (Griffin Dunne) arrive in Northern England at the beginning of their college vacation for a three month walking tour. One night, they become lost in the rain on the desolate English moors. Looking up at the moon, they hear an unearthly howl. They turn to run as a huge animal tears out of the darkness and attacks Jack. Three weeks later David awakens to a new nightmare: Jack, who was killed, returns to warn David that a werewolf was their assailant - and that David has become the last of their werewolves!
Stellar comedians Dan Aykroyd ("Sneakers," "My Girl") and Chevy Chase ("Funny Farm," "National Lampoon Vacation" series) team up in one of 1985's top-grossing films (over $60,000,000). Aykroyd and Chase meet at the CIA entrance exam. When they're caught cheating, it seems inevitable that they are perfect for a special government mission! A zany homage to the ol' Bing Crosby-Bob Hope road movies, with romantic foil Donna Dixon ("Bosom Buddies"), written by the team that brought you "City Slickers" and "Splash," and directed by hit-maker John Landis ("Animal House," "Trading Places"). A host of star cameos join in for an impossibly fun mission!
Axel Foley (Eddie Murphy) journeys back to Beverly Hills for a real roller coaster thrill ride at the Wonderworld amusement park! Joined by old pals Billy Rosewood (Judge Reinhold) and Serge (Bronson Pinchot), Axel becomes the hottest new attraction as he chases down the bad guys on the rides, through the shows and in the underground maze beneath the park. Beverly Hills Cop III is "a wild, funny action comedy" that will have you hooked for the whole ride! Bill Diehl, ABC Radio Network.
The remarkable career of the movie industry's most admired and influential special-effects auteur, the legendary Ray Harryhausen, is the subject of Gilles Pensos definitive documentary Ray Harryhausen: Special Effects Titan. Leaving no doubt as to Harryhausen's seminal influence on modern-day special effects, the documentary features enlightening and entertaining interviews with the man himself, Randy Cook, Peter Jackson, Nick Park, Phil Tippet, Terry Gilliam, Dennis Muren, John Landis, Guillermo Del Toro, James Cameron, Steven Spielberg and many more. These filmmakers, who today push the boundaries of special effects movie-making, pay tribute to the father of Stop Motion animation and films such as The Beast From 20,000 Fathoms, It Came From Beneath The Sea, The 7th Voyage Of Sinbad, Mysterious Island, Jason And The Argonauts and The Golden Voyage Of Sinbad, the films that enthralled them as children and inspired them to become filmmakers in their own right.
Anthony LaPaglia ("The Client," "Murder One") is an undercover cop and Anne Parillaud ("La Femme Nikita") is a beautiful vampire who only dines on bad guys in this contemporary horror film in the spirit of "An American Werewolf in London." They team up to stop a power-hungry mob kingpin (Robert Loggia, "Jagged Edge," "Big") from turning Pittsburgh into the Transylvania of the 21st century. Legendary comic Don Rickles ("Casino") also stars as a mob lawyer who becomes one of the "undead" in this chilling tale that ably blends horror, romance and humor.
Hollywood superstar Sylvester Stallone teams up with comedy director John Landis and the results are hilarious! Stallone plays Chicago's #1 gangster, "Snaps" Provolone. After promising his father that he'll quit his life of crime, Snaps realizes it's an offer he should have refused! As the mobster tries to quit the rackets, everybody gets into the act -- friends, family -- even the Feds! Snaps soon discovers going straight is the toughest job he's ever pulled! Critics coast-to-coast praised this fun-filled big-screen treat -- you'll find it packed with laughs from beginning to end!
Burke & Hare is a comedic take on the true story of the 1828 Edinburgh body-snatchers William Burke (Simon Pegg) and William Hare (Andy Serkis). These two Irish entrepreneurs, spurred on by a chance meeting with a gorgeous actress (Isla Fisher), discover that a dead body can fetch a hefty price when the demands of the leading medical professors Dr. Knox (Tom Wilkinson) and Dr. Monroe (Tim Curry) reach beyond that of the local supply.
When two strangers stumble into international intrigue in the middle of a Los Angeles night, anything can happen…and does, in this zany comedy directed by John Landis. Ed Okin (Jeff Goldblum) is an insomniac with a cheating wife and a dull job. His chances for excitement look hopeless until a mysterious blond named Diana (Michelle Pfeiffer) drops onto the hood of his car. Now it's Ed's turn for some adventure and romance as Diana leads him on a merry and murderous chase where the payoff could be dollars or death. The outstanding cast includes David Bowie, Vera Miles, Dan Aykroyd, and a host of Hollywood's hottest directors in cameos. It's a night on the town you'll never live down.
In 1916, a young woman from the village of Santa Poco lures three out-of-work silent film stars to Mexico to help take on the ruthless El Guapo and his gang. Seizing the chance to earn much-needed cash, the amigos head south of the border, but soon discover they’ve been mistaken as their on-screen heroic characters. Starring the top comics of our time, the outrageous antics never end with these Three Amigos! Steve Martin is Lucky Day, the fast-talking leader of the bunch, Chevy Chase is Dusty Bottoms, a guitar-strumming romantic, and Martin Short is Ned Nederlander, Hollywood’s quickest sharp-shooter. From crazy mishaps to colorful musical numbers, this trio of accidental heroes elevates the Western to hilarious heights. Legendary comedy director John Landis (Animal House, Blues Brothers) serves up a fiesta of unforgettable laughs in a quotable classic that gets funnier every time you watch it.
Eighteen years after the Brothers' original "mission from God", Elwood Blues (Dan Aykroyd) is getting out of prison and discovering that much has changed in the time he's been away. His partner, Jake, is gone, his band is no longer together and the orphanage where he grew up has been demolished. Elwood soon realizes that he must embark on a whole new mission - to reassemble the old band, this time with the help of a soulful bartender (John Goodman), compete at Queen Moussette's (Erykah Badu) Battle of the Bands and set a wayward orphan named Buster on the path to redemption. In the midst of the mayhem, he's got to prove to the police that there's magic in the music...and a mysterious method behind the Blues Brothers' madness. Special appearances by B.B. King, Aretha Franklin, James Brown, Johnny Lang, Blues Traveler, Eric Claption and many more. It's an action-packed comedy with lots of Rhythm and Blues.
An Emmy winning portrait of legendary comedian Don Rickles and his hilariously offensive brand of comedy. Acclaimed director, John Landis, combines interviews with Don’s contemporaries and a host of Hollywood stars (Chris Rock, Sarah Silverman, Clint Eastwood Sidney Poitier), with home videos, notable TV and movie appearances and stand-up footage to honor this one of a kind legend.
Dean (Henry Jaglom) is a maverick American film director surprised that his most recent film has been chosen as an Official U.S. Entry at the Venice Film Festival. A beautiful French journalist (Nelly Alard) arrives at the festival with the apparent intention of interviewing the unique and eccentric filmmaker. In the midst of all the festival madness, she is forced to confront the wide divergence between things as they really are and things as they seem to be - both on-screen and off. And so, finally, are we. Shot half in Venice, Italy and half in Venice, California, "Venice/Venice" looks at the profound effect movies have had - and continue to have - on our lives, our loves and dreams of romance.
Carnage! Terror! Banana skins! The mighty prehistoric ape Schlockthropus has emerged from hiding to embark on a full-scale rampage across a quiet Southern Californian suburb. The police are baffled. The army is powerless. The body count is rising. But when Schlockthropus encounters a kindly blind woman (Eliza Garrett, National Lampoon's Animal House) who sees beyond his grotesque visage, the homicidal simian is presented with a chance at redemption...
From King Kong to Avatar, from Star Wars to The Lord of the Rings, movie creatures have never been as popular as they are today! Yet the art of creating monsters for the big screen is as old as cinema itself... From early experiments with apes and dinosaurs to the birth of special make-up effects, from the pinnacle of animatronics to the digital revolution, Creature Designers: The Frankenstein Complex explores a century of human imagination, cinematic thrills and wonders. Based on interviews of all the greatest artists in the genre and hours of exclusive footage from classics like Gremlins, The Abyss, Terminator 2, Jurassic Park, Starship Troopers and Spider-Man 2, the documentary focuses on the stunning relationship between the creatures and their makers: like modern Frankensteins, special effects wizards create life out of raw material, art and complex machinery.
Standup comic, native New Yorker and popular social networker Wendy Liebman performs in her very first solo television special. Sit back, relax and get ready to enjoy an evening filled with Wendy’s unique brand of humor in this very special one woman show.
A teenage prostitute escapes from a juvenile prison with a 16-year-old serial killer and both go on a destructive road trip to Mexico in this twist on the 'Hansel and Gretel' fairy tale. Though initially the complete antithesis of one another, their risky and sometimes destructive behaviors bring them closer together than they could have imagined, blossoming into a beautiful friendship between escaped convicts on the run from a legal system that's hellbent on returning them to the States and bringing their criminal acts to justice.