Movies on the Big Screen as They Were Meant To Be Seen.
Dir: Rob Reiner
When novelist James Caan has a car accident, he's lucky - or so it would seem - to be rescued by his "biggest fan," a nurse (Kathy Bates) eager to care for him. Unfortunately, Caan's would-be savior is not happy with the direction his writing is taking and will stop at nothing - including murder - to "help" him. Rob Reiner's expertly staged adaptation of Stephen King's bestseller is a masterpiece of claustrophobic suspense, and a terrific showcase for two incredible actors (Bates won the Oscar for her performance). “Misery is alive! Misery is alive! Oh, this whole house is going to be full of romance! Ooooh, I’m going to put on my Liberace records!”
Dir: Herbert Ross
Barbra Streisand’s continuation of the life of Ziegfield star Fanny Brice (first begun in the award-winning FUNNY GIRL), features songs by John Kander and Fred Ebb (CABARET, CHICAGO) and Peter Matz, and fine direction by Herbert Ross (THE TURNING POINT). Streisand is terrific as the star who falls for Billy Rose (James Caan) while trying to purge herself of her love for Nick Arnstein (Omar Sharif). Co-starring Roddy McDowell and Ben Vereen. Nominated for 5 Oscars, including Best Cinematography (James Wong Howe – brought on to the project due to his history of filming iconic starlets, including Clara Bowe), Best Costume Design, Best Original Song and Best Original Score.
In his directorial debut, James Caan plays a father whose kids vanish when their new stepfather is placed in the witness relocation program. Running up against obstacles from both the government and the mob, Caan sets out on an obsessive quest to find his family in this thriller based on a fascinating true story.