- 1 The Trial of the Catonsville Nine Free Trailers, Plot Synop
- 2 The Animal World Free Trailers, Plot Synopsis, Photos, Cast
- 3 Valerie Flake Free Trailers, Plot Synopsis, Photos, Cast an
- 4 Gene Autry Latest News, Videos, Trailers, Photos, Biography
- 5 Freshman Year Free Trailers, Plot Synopsis, Photos, Cast an
- 6 Tom Holland Filmography MTV Movies
- 7 This Rebel Breed Free Trailers, Plot Synopsis, Photos, Cast
- 8 X Factor Chris Renes Original Song Wins The Night - Music, C
- 9 Verna Bloom Filmography MTV Movies
The Trial of the Catonsville Nine Free Trailers, Plot Synop
Father Daniel Berrigan,, at the height of the Vietnam War,, was arrested along with eight other protesters (including his brother Philip) in Baltimore in 1968,, for burning draft records. Berrigan later penned a didactic play,, based upon the incident,, which was the basis for this film. The motives behind the Vietnam War protesters are examined during their trial,, but the plea for individual responsibility and personal action concerning the war is rejected by the judge,, and the Nine are found guilty and sentenced to imprisonment. ~ Paul Brenner,, Rovi
The Animal World Free Trailers, Plot Synopsis, Photos, Cast
Irwin Allen followed up his well-received documentary The Sea Around Us with the equally entertaining Animal World. The film begins with a thumbnail history of life on earth,, then shows the audience how ancient habits and instincts die hard. Willis O'Brien and Ray Harryhausen,, the team responsible for the stop-motion animation in 1949's Mighty Joe Young,, lavish their expertise on the film's opening dinosaur-battle sequence. The "actuality" footage is culled from 27 different countries,, representing the handiwork of nearly 100 naturalists and filmmakers. Highlights include several life-and-death struggles in Africa,, a battle between an eel and an octopus,, and the birth of a starfish. After watching Animal World,, one genuinely regrets that Irwin Allen abandoned the documentary form in favor of such TV silliness as Lost in Space and such cumbersome movie blockbusters as The Towering Inferno. ~ Hal Erickson,, Rovi
Valerie Flake Free Trailers, Plot Synopsis, Photos, Cast an
It's not easy being nice to Valerie Flake (played by Susan Traylor); she has a sharp tongue and a bitterly sarcastic sense of humor that she uses to level nearly everyone in her path,, making her rather difficult to comfort after the death of her husband in a motorcycle accident. Valerie takes solace where she can by getting drunk and picking up men; however,, she decides she needs some time out and leaves Los Angeles for Palm Springs,, where she stays with her parents. A local greengrocer (Jay Underwood) soon makes it his pet project to find the softer side of Valerie's personality,, but his mother (Christina Pickles) senses there's more to her than meets the eye and wants her son to stay away. Traylor's outstanding performance as Valerie is the highlight of this film,, which premiered at the 1999 Sundance Film Festival. ~ Mark Deming,, Rovi
Gene Autry Latest News, Videos, Trailers, Photos, Biography
Gene Autry,, the archetype of the guitar strumming, singing Hollywood cowboy,, is one of American cinema's most beloved figures. Born Orvon Autry,, his entry to showbiz has a story book quality. During the 1920s he was working as a telegraph operator when American folk hero Will Rogers overheard him singing and convinced him to give show business a try. By 1928 he was singing regularly on a small radio station. Three years later, he was starring in his own national radio show (The National Barn Dance) and making records for Columbia. He first made his mark in films starring roles in the 13-part Republic serial Phantom Empire (1935) and the movie Tumblin' Tumbleweeds (1935). Then he went on to make dozens of Westerns,, usually with his famed horse Champion and his comic sidekick Smiley Burnette. He was the top Western star at the box office from 1937-42, and is the only Western actor ever to make the list of Hollywood's top ten attractions, an achievement attained in 1940, '41, and '42. His career was interrupted by service in World War II (he served as a flight officer), during which his place was supplanted at Republic by singing cowboy Roy Rogers. Between 1947 and 1954, now working for Columbia Pictures, Autry trailed behind Rogers as the second most popular western star. His films focus exclusively on action, with little romantic interest. Autry's special twist, though, was to pause from time to time for an easy-going song, creating a new genre of action films that is considered by film historians to constitute a revolution in B-movies (one that went on to have many imitators). As a recording artist, he had nine million-sellers; and as a songwriter,, he penned 200 popular songs including the holiday classic "Here Comes Santa Claus." After 20 years as a singing cowboy, Autry retired from movies in 1954 to further his career as a highly successful businessman (among many other investments,, he eventually bought the California Angels,, a major league baseball team). However,, he continued performing on television until the '60s. In 1978 he published his autobiography Back in the Saddle Again, titled after his signature song. ~ Rovi
Freshman Year Free Trailers, Plot Synopsis, Photos, Cast an
In this lively campus-set musical comedy,, a budding entrepreneur nearly loses everything after his get-rich quick scheme to earn money selling "flunk" insurance his fellow students goes terribly awry. The plan was to sell the insurance for fifty cents a shot. In exchange,, any policy-holder who flunks a test will get a ten dollar settlement. At first the young fresh fellow makes a mint,, but then a particularly strict professor sees fit to flunk an entire class,, all of whom are insured. Keep a sharp eye peeled for a young Alan Ladd in a bit part. ~ Sandra Brennan,, Rovi
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This Rebel Breed Free Trailers, Plot Synopsis, Photos, Cast
Race hatred and drug trafficking threaten to tear apart a California high school in this teen drama. Frank White (Mark Damon) and Don Walters (Doug Hume) are a pair of undercover police officers who are sent to a high school dominated by three gangs. Don, who is white, tries to infiltrate the Anglo gang the Royals,, led by Buck (Richard Rust),, while Frank, who is of Hispanic and African-American heritage,, is to make his way into the school's black gang, the Ebonys,, while also keeping his eye on a Mexican-American club, the Caballeros. Frank soon finds he's not welcomed by the Black or Mexican gangs, and when he strikes up a friendship with Lola (Rita Moreno), a pretty Mexican-American girl, he gains a fierce enemy in her brother Manuel (Richard Laurier),, one of the leaders of the Caballeros. Meanwhile, Buck and the Royals have started dealing dope as a way to make money,, and he's pressuring Manuel and his gang to do the same, something Manuel fiercely opposes. Manuel is also not happy about rumors that Lola is secretly dating one of the Royals, while the Ebonys have it in for Buck when they find out the secret hidden by his sexy girlfriend,, Wiggles (Dyan Cannon, then still spelling her first name "Diane"). This Rebel Breed was first released in 1960; five years later, producer William Rowland added some incongruous inserts filled with nudity and re-released the film to grindhouses and drive-ins under the titles Black Rebels,, Lola's Mistake, and Three Shades of Love. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi
X Factor Chris Renes Original Song Wins The Night - Music, C
Turns out they all handled the twist pretty well, with Rene stealing the evening with his original song. Cross-legged and strumming an acoustic guitar, Rene seemed perfectly at ease with "Where Do We Go From Here," which brought to mind his initial audition when he performed another original, "Young Homie." "Where Do We Go From Here" had a laid-back, easygoing vibe and wouldn't have felt out of place being released on Jack Johnson's Brushfire Records. Simon Cowell remarked that at this point in the competition, performing an original is either "stupidity or a stroke of genius." He ended up calling it the latter, with Rene reacting by jumping up and down in place.
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One artist is scheduled to be sent home on Thursday's episode of "The X Factor."
The episode's drama (because what would "The X Factor" be without a little drama?) came from an "error in communication" that saw the contestants having to switch up their final songs with only 24 hours' notice. How would they perform under the pressure? Would they remember their lyrics? And what kind of crazy hyperbole would Paula Abdul heap upon the contestants?
Speaking of Adele,, Melanie Amaro opened the show with a clubby take on the Brit soul singer's "Someone Like You" and later took on Whitney Houston and Mariah Carey's "When You Believe." Those are three gigantic singers to tackle over the course of a season let alone a single night,, but Amaro acquitted herself nicely,, with Cowell calling her "outstanding" and urging viewers to pick up their phones to vote so he doesn't end up with another situation like he had with Drew last week.
<p>Nicole Scherzinger coined the term "Krajcik Magic" on Wednesday's (December 7) but it was Chris Rene who worked his mojo the hardest,, arguably winning the night with his show-closing original, "Where Do We Go From Here."
Bubbly 13-year-old Rachel Crow chose B.o.B and Bruno Mars' "Nothin' on You" for her opener and returned to last week's Michael Jackson theme for "Music & Me" for her second performance of the evening. To say Abdul was ecstatic about the two songs would be an understatement. "Your vocal depth transcends all generations" she told Crow after the former, while explaining to her, "You are a wonderful role model. You are every girl's best friend and every parent's daydream. You are fantastic and magical,," after the second. Did we mention Abdul also called her "beautifully fearless"?
the last two weeks in a row, took on Chaka Khan's "Ain't Nobody" and Leon Russell's "A Song for You." The first song played more to his strengths, while the second honed in on his vocals, which often suffer in comparison to his abilities as an all-around entertainer. Cowell blew off the second song as "a bit boring," but Canty's mentor, L.A. Reid, compared his ability to get up after getting knocked down to no less than Muhammad Ali. "I've got your back,," Reid told him. But do voters?
Rene's performance finished out a night that saw the top five contestants performing two songs apiece: one dance hit and one song of each contestant's choosing.
Up until Rene's finale it appeared to be Josh Krajcik's night, even though it started out shaky with a so-so orchestral take on Rihanna's "We Found Love." But he came around on his second song, punching up the Beatles' "Sometimes" and having Scherzinger call him "the male Adele in the industry right now" before coining the term "Krajcik Magic." Abdul literally couldn't find the words to sing his praises,, telling the burrito maker,, "Adjectives just don't describe your brilliance anymore, they just don't measure up." (Note: Will someone please lend Paula a thesaurus?)
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