UP
2009, Walt Disney Pictures, 96 min, USA, Dir: Pete Docter

Rather than get shipped off to a retirement home, Carl (voiced by Ed Asner) attaches balloons to his house and takes to the skies. He’d promised his late wife that someday he would follow in the footsteps of their favorite explorer, and so winds up in South America - but with a young stowaway aboard. Together the pair encounters a rare bird, a talking dog and the famed explorer - whose ambitions wind up threatening them all. An Oscar winner for Best Animated Feature and Best Original Score, this Pixar hit offers more than enough humor, action and heart to delight audiences young and old.


RHUBARB
1951, Paramount, 94 min, USA, Dir: Arthur Lubin

Two-time Patsy Award winner Orangey stars as Rhubarb, a kitty who inherits a sizable sum of money and pro baseball team the Brooklyn Loons when his millionaire owner (Gene Lockhart) dies. The team protests being owned by a cat, so the Loons manager (Ray Milland) must come up with ways of convincing the ball players that the feline is good luck. With Jan Sterling.


LAST ACTION HERO
1993, Sony Repertory, 130 min, USA, Dir: John McTiernan

In this wonderfully fun action romp from director John McTiernan (DIE HARD), young Danny (Austin O’Brien) receives a magic ticket to see the latest film starring his favorite action star Jack Slater (Arnold Schwarzenegger), which literally transports him into the movie’s explosive world alongside the larger-and-more-ripped-than-life screen icon. But Slater’s universe where good guys always win is turned upside down when his movie opponent, Benedict the Hitman (Charles Dance), steals Danny’s magic ticket and sneaks his way off the screen and into the real world to cause mayhem.


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