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Stone plays Ellen, a tough female gunslinger who rides into a small and dirty town with a secret. Hackman plays John Herod, the owner and ruler of the town. She finds out that he’s set up a gun-fighting competition and the prize is a pot of money. So everyone signs up but for different reasons; some revenge, others respect. Herod, who is the fastest gun in the town is also in on the contest, as well as his son “The Kid”. Cort, a local preacher and former henchmen to Herod who refuses to use a gun again is forced by Herod to be in it too.
Intense and fun western, the best gun fighter flick.
Starring Sharon Stone, Gene Hackman, Russell Crowe, Leonardo DiCaprio Keith David, Lance Henrikson, Pat Hingle, Gary Sinise, Kevin Conway 7/10

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Bale plays Dan Evans, a rancher and ex-soldier who lost his leg in the Civil War. He owes a large amount of money to a man named Hollander. But he’s poor and doesn’t have the money so he goes into Bisbee to ask for more time. While there a man named Butterfield needs men to help him escort cold-blooded outlaw Ben Wade to Contention and on the 3:10 train to Yuma prison. Desperate, Dan volunteers to do the job for the two-hundred dollars cash reward that is offered.
One of the best westerns I’ve ever seen, with lots of action and a great cast. A fantastic remake of the 1957 version starring Glenn Ford. Starring Russell Crowe, Christian Bale, Logan Lerman, Dallas Roberts, Ben Foster, Peter Fonda, Gretchen Mol 9/10

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It is the premiere party for the world’s tallest skyscraper in San Francisco, The Glass Tower. Among the guests are the mayor and his wife, the senator and the builder’s daughter and son-in-law.
But unbeknown to the 300 people who are at the party on the building’s 135th floor, some faulty wiring causes a fire to start on the 81st floor. While the party is going on, Doug Roberts, the architect inspects the wiring in the building and discovers it is much too hot. In the Security Headquarters, a guard, Jernigan sees smoke crawling out from under a door on one of the cameras, and activates the fire alarm. The fire department arrive quickly, commanded by Chief O’Hallorhan. From there they try desperately to put out the fire and it’s a race to save the people trapped on the promenade floor.
Although the film starts off slow, it picks up momentum by the second half. Despite that it has great special effects and a star-studded cast.
Starring Paul Newman, Steve McQueen, William Holden, Faye Dunaway, Fred Astaire, Susan Blakely, Richard Chamberlain, Jennifer Jones, O.J. Simpson, Robert Vaughn, Robert Wagner 8/10

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It is New Years Eve on the SS Poseidon, en route from New York City to Athens on its last voyage when it’s hit with a huge tidal wave and capsizes. A group of people, led by the tough no-nonsense Reverend Scott travel from the grand ballroom through the up-side-down ship to reach the propeller shaft to survive. The group includes a New York detective and his ex-prostitute wife, Mike and Linda Rogo on their second honeymoon to Italy, Susan Shelby and her younger brother Robin who are meeting their parents in Greece, retired hardware store owner Manny Rosen and his wife Belle are going to Israel to meet their two-year-old grandson for the first time, haberdasher James Martin, Nonnie Parry, the ship’s singer, and Acres, a waiter from the ship.
With an all-star cast, this is by far one of the best natural disaster films.
Starring Gene Hackman, Ernest Borgnine, Red Buttons, Carol Lynley, Roddy McDowall, Stella Stevens, Shelley Winters, Jack Albertson, Pamela Sue Martin, Arthur O’Connell, Eric Shea, Leslie Nielsen 9/10

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Reeves plays FBI Agent Johnny Utah, who is sent undercover to investigate a series of bank robberies in Southern California. Veteran cop Pappas believes that the robbers, who dress up as the ex-Presidents are surfers. While attempting to surf Johnny meets a tough chick named Tyler, who agrees to teach him how to surf and Bodhi, who surfs for fun and will do anything for the ultimate adrenaline rush. Fast-paced action film with spectacular surfing and skydiving scenes.
Starring Keanu Reeves, Patrick Swayze, Gary Busey, Lori Petty, John McGinley, Tom Sizemore 7/10

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Willis plays John McClane, a tough New York City cop who’s visiting his estranged wife Holly in Los Angeles for Christmas, who moved to LA because of a job at the Nakatomi Corporation. During a Christmas Eve party at the Nakatomi Plaza Hotel, terrorists enter the building he’s in and take the people inside, including his wife hostage. John tries desperately to stop the terrorists while keeping himself hidden. Awesome stunts, hysterically funny dialogue and superb acting makes this one fun and exciting action film.
Starring Bruce Willis, Alan Rickman, Bonnie Bedelia, Reginald VelJohnson, Paul Gleason, Alexander Godunov, William Atherton, Hart Bochner 9/10

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Christopher Reeve plays The Man of Steel in this action/comedy. As a baby, he is sent to Earth when his home the Planet Krypton explodes. He lands in a small town in Kansas named Smallville, is raised by his adoptive parents and named Clark Kent.
When he finds out his true identity, he decides to go to Metropolis to fulfill his destiny. While having dual identities, the red-caped wonder Superman and Clark Kent, the mild-mannered reporter of The Daily Planet, the city’s citizen’s are fascinated about Superman because of his great strength and super speed and wherever there is trouble, he is there to rescue someone and help out in any way possible. Lex Luthor, the greatest criminal mind of our time (to him at least) is also fascinated and devises a plan to get his attention so he can destroy him.
Very good special effects and great acting by Hackman and Reeve makes this movie a fun ride.
Starring Marlon Brando, Gene Hackman, Christopher Reeve, Margot Kidder, Ned Beatty, Jackie Cooper, Mark McClure, Sarah Douglas, Terence Stamp, Glenn Ford, Valerie Perrine 10/10

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