THE POSEIDON ADVENTURE
1972, 20th Century Fox, 117 min, USA, Dir: Ronald Neame

Director Ronald Neame and producer Irwin Allen’s literally titanic disaster epic features a boatload of acting talent - Gene Hackman, Ernest Borgnine, Red Buttons, Carol Lynley, Jack Albertson, Roddy McDowall, Stella Stevens and more - all doing their best to survive the hellish inferno of capsized ocean liner the S.S. Poseidon. Special kudos to Shelley Winters for her unforgettably gutsy performance, and to special effects expert L.B. Abbott and stunt coordinator Paul Stader for some of the most spectacular disaster scenes in movie history, including the famous upside-down ballroom.


IT’S MY PARTY
1996, MGM/Park Circus, 110 min, USA, Dir: Randal Kleiser

After learning he has only a short time to live due to an AIDS-related illness, Nick Stark (Eric Roberts) decides to go out on his own terms by planning one final party for his family and friends before taking his own life. However, complications arise when estranged lover Brandon (Gregory Harrison) shows up to Nick’s farewell bash uninvited. With Margaret Cho, Marlee Matlin, Olivia Newton-John, and George Segal.


FRIGHT NIGHT
1985, Sony Repertory, 106 min, USA, Dir: Tom Holland

In this vampire favorite, Tom Holland creates a blend of true creepiness and ’80s horror movie fun. After seeing a coffin carried into the house next door, young Charley Brewster believes his neighbor (Chris Sarandon) is a vampire. Desperate to convince anyone, he enlists Roddy McDowall, who steals the show as the television vampire hunter who is truly a coward. Great visual effects by Richard Edlund.


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