Adventures in Appletown
Adventures in Appletown is a 2008 dramedy/adventure film starring twin brothers Dylan Sprouse and Cole Sprouse, written by Amanda Moresco, directed by Robert Moresco, produced by Moresco Productions in association with Oak Films. This was the second time the brothers and Victoria Justice worked together, the first time was in an episode of The Suite Life of Zack & Cody, it completed principal filming in New Braunfels and completed post production some time after that. The film is about two cousins – Will and Clayton– who witness a murder, but out of fear decide not to tell anyone, they and their friend Betsy, whose father has been wrongfully accused of the crime, go on a journey to find the real killer, at the same time redeem themselves. Adventures in Appletown had a limited preview release on December 12, 2008 and was returned to post production. On April 13, 2009 the film had a special screening at Loews in Lincoln Square in New York City; the screening benefited the Joseph Horvath Memorial Scholarship Fund.
The film premiered in Australia on September 2012 on Family Movie Channel on Foxtel and Austar. It released in Australia on DVD early 2013. Dylan Sprouse- as Will Cole Sprouse as Clayton Victoria Justice as Betsy Kate Burton as Mrs. Betta Charlie Stewart as Ben Dalton O'Dell as jimmy johnson Glenn Taranto as Potter Daniel Zacapa as Judge Morgan Patrick Brennan as Officer Johnson Sierra Jade Gerban as Faith Ramos Malcolm David Kelley as Clifford The Kings of Appletown on IMDb The Kings of Appleton at Trailerfan Production stills at Image Event
The Egyptian (film)
The Egyptian is a 1954 American epic drama film made by 20th Century Fox. Filmed in CinemaScope with color by DeLuxe, it was directed by Michael Curtiz and produced by Darryl F. Zanuck, it is based on Mika Waltari's novel of the same name and the screenplay was adapted by Philip Dunne and Casey Robinson. Leading roles were played by Edmund Purdom, Bella Darvi, Jean Simmons, Victor Mature, Gene Tierney, Peter Ustinov, Michael Wilding. Cinematographer Leon Shamroy was nominated for an Academy Award in 1955. Sinuhe, a struggling physician in 18th dynasty Egypt, is thrown by chance into contact with the pharaoh Akhnaton, he rises to and falls from great prosperity, wanders the world, becomes drawn towards a new religion spreading throughout Egypt. His companions throughout are a shy tavern maid named Merit. While out lion hunting with his sturdy friend Horemheb, Sinuhe discovers Egypt's newly ascendant pharaoh Akhnaton, who has sought the solitude of the desert in the midst of a religious epiphany.
While praying, the ruler is stricken with an epileptic seizure, with which Sinuhe is able to help him. The grateful Akhnaton makes his savior court physician and gives Horemheb a post in the Royal Guard, a career denied to him by low birth, his new eminence gives Sinuhe an inside look at Akhnaton's reign, made extraordinary by the ruler's devotion to a new religion that he feels has been divinely revealed to him. This faith rejects Egypt's traditional gods in favor of monolatristic worship of the sun, referred to as Aten. Akhnaton intends to promote Atenism throughout Egypt, which earns him the hatred of the country's corrupt and politically active traditional priesthood. Life in court does not prove to be good for Sinuhe, he squanders all of his and his parents' property in order to buy her gifts, only to have her reject him nonetheless. Returning dejectedly home, Sinuhe learns that his parents have committed suicide over his shameful behavior, he has their bodies embalmed so that they can pass on to the afterlife, having no way to pay for the service, works off his debts in the embalming house.
Lacking a tomb in which to put his parents' mummies, Sinuhe buries them in the sand amid the lavish funerary complexes of the Valley of the Kings. Merit warns him that Akhnaton has condemned him to death. Merit urges Sinuhe to flee Egypt and rebuild his career elsewhere, the two of them share one night of passion before he takes ship out of the country. For the next ten years Sinuhe and Kaptah wander the known world, where Sinuhe's superior Egyptian medical training gives him an excellent reputation as healer. Sinuhe saves enough money from his fees to return home. Akhnaton is in any case ready to forgive Sinuhe, according to his religion's doctrine of mercy and pacifism; these qualities have made Aten-worship popular amid the common people, including Merit, with whom Sinuhe is reunited. He finds that she bore him a son named Thoth, a result of their night together many years ago, who shares his father's interest in medicine. Meanwhile, the priests of the old gods have been fomenting hate crimes against the Aten's devotees, now urge Sinuhe to help them kill Akhnaton and put Horemheb on the throne instead.
The physician is given extra inducement by the princess Baketamun. The princess now suggests that Sinuhe could poison both Akhnaton and Horemheb and rule Egypt himself. Sinuhe is still reluctant to perform this evil deed until the Egyptian army mounts a full attack on worshipers of the Aten. Kaptah manages to smuggle Thoth out the country, but Merit is killed while seeking refuge at the new god's altar. In his grief Sinuhe blames Akhnaton for the whole mess and administers poison to him at their next meeting; the pharaoh realizes what accepts his fate. He still believes that he has understood it imperfectly. Enlightened by Akhnaton's dying words, Sinuhe warns Horemheb that his wine is poisoned, thus allowing him to marry the Princess and become Pharaoh. Sinuhe is brought before his old friend for preaching the same ideals Akhnaton believed in, is sentenced to be exiled to the shores of the Red Sea, where he spends his remaining days writing down his life story, in the hope that it may be found by Thoth or his descendants.
It is revealed that "These things happened thirteen centuries before the birth of Jesus Christ". The script was based on the Waltari novel of the same name, it is elaborated in the book, but not the film, that Sinuhe was named by his mother from The Story of Sinuhe, which does include references to Aten but was written many centuries before the 18th dynasty. The use of the "Cross of Life" ankh to represent Akhnaton's "new" religion reflects a popular and esoteric belief in the 1950s that monolatristic Atenism was a sort of p
Mork & Mindy
Mork & Mindy is an American sitcom that aired on ABC from September 14, 1978 to May 27, 1982. A spin-off after a successful episode of Happy Days, it starred Robin Williams as Mork, an extraterrestrial who comes to Earth from the planet Ork in a small, one-Orkan egg-shaped spaceship. Pam Dawber co-starred as Mindy McConnell, his human friend and roommate, his wife and the mother of his child; the character of Mork was played by a then-unknown Robin Williams, who impressed producer Garry Marshall with his quirky comedic ability as soon as they met. Marshall was looking for an actor for an episode of Happy Days; when Williams was asked to take a seat at the audition, Williams sat on his head on the chair and Marshall cast him on the spot, wryly commented that Williams was the only alien who auditioned for the role. Mork appears in the Happy Days season five episode "My Favorite Orkan", which first aired in February 1978 and is a take on the 1960s sitcom My Favorite Martian; the show wanted to feature a spaceman in order to capitalize on the popularity of the recently released Star Wars film.
Williams' character, attempts to take Richie Cunningham back to his planet of Ork as a human specimen, but his plan is foiled by Fonzie. In the initial broadcast of this episode, it all turned out to be a dream that Richie had, but when Mork proved so popular, the ending in the syndicated version was re-edited to show Mork erasing the experience from everyone's minds, thus meaning the event had happened and was not a dream. Mork & Mindy is set in Boulder, Colorado, in the present-day late 1970s and early 1980s. Mork explains to Richie. Mork arrives on Earth in an egg-shaped spacecraft, he has been assigned to observe human behavior by Orson, his unseen and long-suffering superior. Orson has sent Mork to get him off Ork. Attempting to fit in, Mork wears it backward. Landing in Boulder, Colorado, he encounters 21-year-old Mindy, upset after an argument with her boyfriend, offers assistance; because of his odd garb, she is taken in by his willingness to listen. When Mindy notices his backward suit and unconventional behavior, she asks who he is, he innocently tells her the truth.
She allows him to move into her attic. Mindy's father Fred objects to his daughter living with a man, but Fred's mother-in-law Cora approves of Mork and the living arrangement. Mindy and Cora work at Fred's music store, where Cora gives violin lessons to Eugene, a 10-year-old boy who becomes Mork's friend. Seen are Mindy's snooty old high school friend Susan and the insane Exidor. Storylines center on Mork's attempts to understand human behavior and American culture as Mindy helps him to adjust to life on Earth, it ends up frustrating Mindy, as Mork can only do things according to Orkan customs. For example, lying to someone or not informing them it will rain is considered a practical joke on Ork. At the end of each episode, Mork reports back to Orson on; these end-of-show summaries allow Mork to humorously comment on social norms. Mork's greeting is "Na-Nu Na-Nu" along with a hand gesture similar to Mr. Spock's Vulcan salute from Star Trek combined with a handshake, it became a popular catchphrase at the time, as did an Orkan profanity that Mork uses.
Mork says "KO" in place of "OK". This series was Robin Williams' first major acting role and became famous for Williams' use of his manic improvisational comedic talent. Williams made up so many jokes during filming that were considered superior to the writing staff's contributions that scripts had specific gaps where Williams was allowed to perform. Pam Dawber found him so funny that she had to bite her lip in many scenes to avoid breaking up in laughter and ruining the take a difficult task with Williams' talent; the series was popular in its first season. The Nielsen ratings were high, ranking at 3, behind Laverne & Shirley and Three's Company, both on ABC, the highest-rated network in the U. S. in 1978. The show gained higher ratings than the Happy Days series that had spawned it, at 4. However, the network management sought to improve the show in several ways; this was done in conjunction with what is known in the industry as counterprogramming, a technique in which a successful show is moved opposite a ratings hit on another network.
The show was moved from Thursdays, where it outrated CBS's The Waltons, to Sundays where it replaced the canceled sci-fi series Battlestar Galactica. The show aired against two rated shows: NBC's anthology series titled The Sunday Big Event and CBS's revamped continuation of All in the Family titled Archie Bunker's Place; the second season saw an attempt to seek younger viewers and premiered a new disco arrangement of the gentle theme tune. The characters of Fred and Cora were dropped from the regular cast, it was explained. Fred and Cora made return appearances in episodes. Recurring characters Susan and Eugene made no further appearances after season one and were never mentioned again. New cast members were added. Among the new supporting characters were Remo and Jeanie DaVinci, a brother and sister from New York
Every Which Way but Loose (film)
Every Which Way but Loose is a 1978 American adventure comedy film, released by Warner Bros. produced by Robert Daley and directed by James Fargo. It stars Clint Eastwood in an uncharacteristic and offbeat comedy role as Philo Beddoe, a trucker and brawler roaming the American West in search of a lost love while accompanied by his brother/manager and his pet orangutan, Clyde. In the process, Philo manages to cross a motley assortment of characters, including a pair of police officers and an entire motorcycle gang, who end up pursuing him for revenge. Eastwood's appearance in the film, after his string of spaghetti western and Dirty Harry roles, somewhat startled the film industry and he was advised against making it. Although it was poorly reviewed by critics, the film went on to become an enormous success and became, along with its 1980 sequel Any Which Way You Can, two of the highest grossing Eastwood films; when adjusted for inflation, it still ranks as one of the top 250 highest-grossing films of all time.
Philo Beddoe is a truck driver living in the San Fernando Valley. He lives in a small house, with an orangutan named Clyde, behind that of his brother, Orville Boggs, his mother. Philo makes money on the side as a bare-knuckle fighter. One night Philo becomes smitten with Lynn Halsey-Taylor, an aspiring country music singer he meets at the Palomino Club, a local honky-tonk, his relationship with her seems to be going well until one day she and her camper disappear from the trailer park. Believing that he is falling for her, Philo decides to set off for Lynn's home in Colorado. Along the way, he has a run-in with a motorcycle gang called the Black Widows, who incur Philo's wrath after two gang members insult him and Clyde at a traffic light. Philo chases them down and takes their bikes, every attempt they make to get results in disaster. Philo incurs the wrath of an LAPD cop named Putnam, with whom he gets into a fight at the Palomino. Both the officer and the Widows head off to find him. Orville and Clyde accompany Philo to Denver, on the way, they meet a woman named Echo who becomes Orville's girlfriend.
They earn money along the way by booking fights for Philo. After a fight in a slaughterhouse, the man holding the money tries to stiff Philo. Echo fires two shots from a.38, the man hands over the money. Knowing that Philo has come to look for her, Lynn helps the Black Widows lure him into a trap. Philo finds himself surrounded by the Widows, he manages to fight most of them until Orville intervenes. Using a garbage truck with a dumpster hoist, he dumps all the motorcycles into the back of the truck; the Widows charge the garbage truck. Philo and Orville escape. Philo finds Lynn and she reveals her true nature to him. Hurt by her callousness, Philo says that he is the only one dumb enough to want to take her further than her bed. Lynn erupts in a fit of rage, striking him until she collapses in tears. Orville learns. Orville makes the arrangements, Philo faces his elderly nemesis. During the fight, the crowd pro-Murdock, begins to insult him, with some murmurs that Philo is going to be the next Murdock.
Philo lets his guard down, intentionally giving Murdock a clear shot, knocking Philo down for the count. Murdock, having regained the crowd's esteem, is allowed to retire undefeated. Clyde and Echo head home the next day; the script, written by Jeremy Joe Kronsberg, had been turned down by many other big production companies in Hollywood. Most of Eastwood's production team and his agents thought. Bob Hoyt, whom Eastwood had contacts with, thought it showed promise and convinced Warner Brothers to buy it. An orangutan named. Eastwood spoke about using the orangutan for the main role, "Clyde was one of the most natural actors I worked with! But you had to get him on the first take because his boredom level was limited."The film has a contemporary western theme, displaying the blue collar aspects of the western United States, with many scenes shot in rural locations, cheap motel rooms, industrial facilities, honky-tonk bars. The film was shot on location, including the California communities of Bakersfield, North Hollywood, San Fernando, Sun Valley and Van Nuys.
It was filmed in Colorado, including parts of Denver and historic Georgetown. A few scenes were filmed in Albuquerque, Santa Fe and Taos, all in New Mexico; the film's title refers to the eponymous Eddie Rabbitt song from the soundtrack, in which the singer complains that his girlfriend turns him "every which way but loose". Upon its release, the film was a surprising success and became Eastwood's most commercially successful film at the time, it ranks high amongst those of his career, was the second-highest-grossing film of 1978. It received negative reviews, however. Critic David Ansen of Newsweek, described the film as a "plotless junk heap of moronic gags, sour romance and fatuous fisticuffs" and "the only decent part is played by an orangutan. One can forgive participation—he couldn't read the script—but what is Eastwood's excuse?" Variety com
The Manitou is a 1978 American horror film produced and directed by William Girdler. It stars Tony Curtis, Michael Ansara and Susan Strasberg, it was based on the 1976 novel by Graham Masterton, inspired by an old legend about the American Indian Manitou spiritual concept. Girdler died in a helicopter accident prior to the movie's release. A woman named Karen, suffering from a growing tumor on her neck, enters a hospital in San Francisco. After a series of X-rays, the doctors begin to think it is a living creature: a fetus being born inside the tumor. Eerie and grisly occurrences begin; the growth is Misquamacus. Karen's boyfriend, psychic fortune teller Harry Erskine contacts a second Native American shaman, John Singing Rock, to help fight the reincarnating medicine man, but the kind of spirits he can summon and control appear to be too weak to match his opponent's abilities. Tony Curtis as Harry Erskine Michael Ansara as John Singing Rock Susan Strasberg as Karen Tandy Stella Stevens as Amelia Crusoe Jon Cedar as Dr. Jack Hughes Ann Sothern as Mrs. Karmann Burgess Meredith as Dr. Snow Paul Mantee as Dr. McEvoy Jeanette Nolan as Mrs. Winconis Lurene Tuttle as Mrs. Herz Hugh Corcoran as MacArthur The film was released theatrically by AVCO Embassy Pictures on April 28, 1978 in New York, May 17, 1978 in Los Angeles.
"Evil does not die...it waits...to be reborn..." was the poster's tagline. The film was released on DVD by Momentum Pictures on October 24, 2005, it was re-released by Anchor Bay on March 6, 2007. Variety wrote, "This bout between good and Satan includes some scares and better than average credits". Derek Adams from Time Out praised the film's special effects and called the film "a successful excursion, spoiled only by the director's habit of plopping in postcard views of the Golden Gate Bridge instead of exteriors". Donald Guarisco from Allmovie criticized the film's script and weak direction but complimented the acting, special effects and ending. Author John Kenneth Muir wrote the film has "an infectious feeling of fun" despite being "patently absurd"; the Manitou has a 43% approval rating on review aggregation website Rotten Tomatoes and an average rating of 4.6 out of 10 based on seven reviews. Masterton, who wrote the source novel, said he "liked it a lot"; the Manitou on IMDb The Manitou at AllMovie The Manitou at Rotten Tomatoes
Invisible Stripes is a 1939 Warner Bros. crime film starring George Raft as a gangster unable to go straight after returning home from prison. The movie was directed by Lloyd Bacon and features William Holden, Jane Bryan and Humphrey Bogart; the screenplay by Warren Duff was based on the novel of the same name by Warden Lewis E. Lawes, a fervent crusader for prison reform, as adapted by Jonathan Finn. Cliff Taylor is an ex-con who wants to go straight, but since being released from prison on parole, he finds it hard to find and hold a job due to his criminal past. Cliff's younger brother Tim is worried because he cannot afford to marry his girlfriend Peggy and disillusioned about being able to make a position for himself in the world honestly. Afraid that Tim might end up leading a life of crime like himself, Cliff decides to help him find the money to settle down, he tells his family he has found a job as a salesman, but in reality he gets back to ex fellow convict Charles Martin and they organize a number of robberies.
With the money he gets from his criminal activities, Cliff is able to buy a garage for his brother, now able to get married. Cliff, in the meantime, decides to quit the gang. However, after a failed robbery and his pals hide in Tim's garage; the police find out, Tim is taken to the police station. Cliff manages to exonerate his brother from the charges, but in exchange Tim has to identify the robbers and testify against them. Before the police can proceed to arrest Martin, Cliff meets him in his house and tells him to escape before being caught. However, Martin's pals, seeing their boss and Cliff together, understand that they are trying to escape and kill them. Cast notes: Leo Gorcey, who would become known for playing "Slip Mahoney" in the Bowery Boys series of films, has a small part as the head stockroom boy; the film was set to star James Cagney and John Garfield. Raft replaced Garfield. Holden ended up replacing Cagney. During a fight scene, William Holden caused a gash. Raft and Bogart made another film together the following year, Raoul Walsh's smash hit They Drive by Night, again starring Raft with Bogart billed fourth in a supporting role.
Bogart and Holden worked together again fifteen years in Sabrina, with Holden billed under Bogart and Audrey Hepburn. The film was only a minor success. Time Out Film Guide calls Invisible Stripes "A predictable tale of the tribulations of an ex-con." A New York Times review from 1940 commented about the unusual lack of prison scenes in the movie. "Let us hasten in all gratitude to add that "Invisible Stripes" is a prison picture in which the stripes are much less visible than usual, most of the action being paroled to the outside in the capable custody of George Raft, Jane Bryan, William Holden and Humphrey Bogart. There are no bullying guards, no big prison break sequence. Invisible Stripes on IMDb Invisible Stripes at the TCM Movie Database Invisible Stripes at AllMovie
Kiss Daddy Goodbye
Kiss Daddy Goodbye known as Revenge of the Zombie, is a 1981 American horror film directed by Patrick Regan. The film stars Fabian, Marilyn Burns, Jon Cedar, Marvin Miller, it is about two psychic children. Two children who have psychic powers use them to avenge the death of their father, murdered by a biker gang. Fabian as Deputy Blanchard Marilyn Burns as Nora Dennis Jon Cedar as Wally Stanton Marvin Miller as Bill Morris Chester Grimes as biker gang leader Jed Mills as biker Gay French as Nicky - female biker Robert Dryer as Billy Kiss Daddy Goodbye on IMDb