TRADING PLACES

4 Stars
Year Released: 1983
MPAA Rating: R
Running Time: 118 minutes

FILM THREAT’S TRIBUTE TO JOBS THAT SUCK! I was a floor trader for ten years and the only positive role model I ever had was Eddie Murphy in “Trading Places”…


Posted on August 29, 2001 by

WALL STREET

3.5 Stars
Year Released: 1987
MPAA Rating: R
Running Time: 126 minutes

FILM THREAT’S TRIBUTE TO JOBS THAT SUCK! Oliver Stone, hereafter known as Mr. Subtlety, writes great anti-heroes…


Posted on August 29, 2001 by

EDDIE AND THE CRUISERS

4 Stars
Year Released: 1983
MPAA Rating: PG
Running Time: 92 minutes

FILM THREAT’S TRIBUTE TO DOOMED GENIUS! Back in the early ’80s there was something of a Jim Morrison craze…


Posted on August 22, 2001 by

AMADEUS

5 Stars
Year Released: 1984
MPAA Rating: PG
Running Time: 127 minutes

FILM THREAT’S TRIBUTE TO DOOMED GENIUS! This is one hell of a bad ass warped movie!


Posted on August 22, 2001 by

BIRD

3.5 Stars
Year Released: 1988
MPAA Rating: R
Running Time: 127 minutes

FILM THREAT’S TRIBUTE TO DOOMED GENIUS! The best story I ever heard about Charlie Parker, played here by Forest Whitaker, was in Miles Davis’ autobiography and involved a taxi cab ride with Bird, a naked woman, an entire fried chicken, and a bottle of hard liquor…


Posted on August 22, 2001 by

EAST OF EDEN

4.5 Stars
Year Released: 1955
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 118 minutes

FILM THREAT’S TRIBUTE TO JAMES DEAN! Something like this is probably why Anakin joined the dark side…


Posted on August 15, 2001 by

REBEL WITHOUT A CAUSE

4 Stars
Year Released: 1955
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 111 minutes

FILM THREAT’S TRIBUTE TO JAMES DEAN! Dean is every bit as tormented here as he was in “East of Eden,” but it’s more of an existential torment this time…


Posted on August 15, 2001 by

THE SURE THING

4 Stars
Year Released: 1985
MPAA Rating: PG
Running Time: 94 minutes

FILM THREAT’S TRIBUTE TO LOVE ON THE ROAD! “The Sure Thing” is a great teen update of Frank Capra’s “It Happened One Night.”


Posted on August 8, 2001 by

SOMETHING WILD

4 Stars
Year Released: 1986
MPAA Rating: R
Running Time: 113 minutes

FILM THREAT’S TRIBUTE TO LOVE ON THE ROAD! This is Jonathon Demme’s punked out version of “It Happened One Night” on speed with a twist…


Posted on August 8, 2001 by

THE GAUNTLET

3 Stars
Year Released: 2001
MPAA Rating: R
Running Time: 109 minutes

FILM THREAT’S TRIBUTE TO LOVE ON THE ROAD! The cool thing about “The Gauntlet” is the overkill…


Posted on August 8, 2001 by

IT HAPPENED ONE NIGHT

3.5 Stars
Year Released: 1934
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 105 minutes

FILM THREAT’S TRIBUTE TO LOVE ON THE ROAD! This film has been remade so many times that I wouldn’t be surprised a bit if its basic premise, mismatched pair bicker their way across the country and wind up falling in love, was first used by some ancient Greek playwright…


Posted on August 8, 2001 by

MRS. DOUBTFIRE

1 Stars
Year Released: 1993
MPAA Rating: PG
Running Time: 123 minutes

FILM THREAT’S TRIBUTE TO MEN IN DRAG! How could Robin Williams in a dress fail?


Posted on August 1, 2001 by

TOOTSIE

3 Stars
Year Released: 1982
MPAA Rating: PG
Running Time: 116 minutes

FILM THREAT’S TRIBUTE TO MEN IN DRAG! One of the funniest things I have ever seen was Dustin Hoffman weeping uncontrollably as he recounted how he never truly understood the inner pain and torment of what it felt like to be an ugly woman until he made “Tootsie.” I wouldn’t trade that thirty seconds for the entire film…


Posted on August 1, 2001 by

SOME LIKE IT HOT

5 Stars
Year Released: 1959
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 119 minutes

FILM THREAT’S TRIBUTE TO MEN IN DRAG! It’s hard to believe that anyone could really mistake Jack Lemmon and Tony Curtis in drag for women with Marilyn Monroe within ear distance…


Posted on August 1, 2001 by

CHOKE

CHOKE
4 Stars
Year Released: 2001
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 90 minutes

“Choke” turns out to be an odd sort of homage to those Hitchcock movies where an innocent man gets sucked into some absurd vortex of coincidences…


Posted on July 31, 2001 by

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