STAR TREK: GENERATIONS
1994, Paramount, 118 min, USA, Dir: David Carson

The torch is passed to “The Next Generation” of the venerable sci-fi franchise in this exciting big-screen adventure. Patrick Stewart stars as Captain Jean-Luc Picard, who leads the crew of the USS Enterprise-D against Tolian Soran (Malcolm McDowell), whose attempts to enter the Nexus threaten all planets in his path. Along with the “TNG” series cast, William Shatner lends a hand as the previously presumed dead Captain James T. Kirk.


SCARFACE
1983, Universal, 170 min, USA, Dir: Brian De Palma

Director Brian De Palma and screenwriter Oliver Stone reinvented Howard Hawks’ classic gangster saga from the ground up, moving it to early 1980s Miami during the mushrooming cocaine trade in the wake of Cuba’s Mariel boatlift. Al Pacino is stupendously larger-than-life as twisted Tony Montana, a two-bit Little Caesar who almost singlehandedly creates anarchy in the Miami underworld, destroying not only himself but everyone around him. Opulent, stylishly shocking, and boasting a disco-flavored Giorgio Moroder score that will knock your socks off! With Michelle Pfeiffer, Steven Bauer, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio and Robert Loggia.


LADY SINGS THE BLUES
1972, Paramount, 144 min, USA, Dir: Sidney J. Furie

Diana Ross earned an Oscar nomination for her feature debut as Billie Holiday in this loose adaptation of the legendary jazz singer’s autobiography. As she rises from Harlem brothel worker to Carnegie Hall headliner, Lady Day struggles with racism and drugs; Billy Dee Williams and Richard Pryor, respectively, play the angel and the devil on her shoulders.


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