Sammy Davis Jr.

Michael Jackson’s Journey from Motown to Off the Wall

Michael Jackson’s Journey from Motown to Off the Wall

Michael Jackson’s Journey from Motown to Off the Wall

IMDb: 7.4
2016
110min

Director Spike Lee assembles a wealth of archival footage, interviews with contemporary talents and family members, and Michael’s own words and image to create this insightful chronicle of the star’s early rise to fame. An in-depth look at a chapter of his career that is rarely examined, Michael Jackson’s Journey from Motown to Off the Wall allows audiences to travel with Michael as he gets his start at Motown, strikes a new path with CBS records, and forges a relationship with legendary producer Quincy Jones. An illuminated portrait emerges of how an earnest, passionate, hard-working boy would become the “King of Pop.”

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Moon Over Parador

Moon Over Parador

Moon Over Parador

IMDb: 5.9
1988
103min

Little known actor, Jack Noah, is working on location in the dictatorship of Parador at the time the dictator dies. The dictator’s right hand man, Roberto, makes Jack an offer he cannot refuse.. to play the dictator. Jack’s acting skills fool the masses but not close friends and employees of the dictator.

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Cannonball Run II

Cannonball Run II

Cannonball Run II

IMDb: 4.8
1984
108min

The original characters from the first Cannonball Run movie compete in an illegal race across the country once more in various cars and trucks.

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The Cannonball Run

The Cannonball Run

The Cannonball Run

IMDb: 6.1
1981
95min

A cross-country road race is based on an actual event, the Cannonball Baker Sea to Shining Sea Memorial Trophy Dash, organized by Brock Yates to protest the 55 mph speed limit then in effect in the U.S. The Cannonball was named for Erwin G. “Cannonball” Baker, who in the roaring 20’s rode his motorcycle across the country. Many of the characters are based on ruses developed by real Cannonball racers over the several years that the event was run.

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Robin and the 7 Hoods

Robin and the 7 Hoods

Robin and the 7 Hoods

IMDb: 6.5
1964
123min

In prohibition-era Chicago, the corrupt sheriff and Guy Gisborne, a south-side racketeer, knock off the boss Big Jim. Everyone falls in line behind Guy except Robbo, who controls the north side. Although he’s out-gunned, Robbo wants to keep his own territory. A pool-playing dude from Indiana and the director of a boys’ orphanage join forces with Robbo; and, when he gives some money to the orphanage, he becomes the toast of the town as a hood like Robin Hood. Meanwhile, Guy schemes to get rid of Robbo, and Big Jim’s heretofore unknown daughter Marian appears and goes from man to man trying to find an ally in her quest to run the whole show. Can Robbo hold things together?

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Sweet Charity

Sweet Charity

Sweet Charity

IMDb: 7.0
1969
149min

Taxi dancer Charity continues to have Faith in the human race despite apparently endless disappointments at its hands, and Hope that she will finally meet the nice young man to romance her away from her sleazy life. Maybe, just maybe, handsome Oscar will be the one to do it.

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