Rosalie Goes Shopping
Rosalie Goes Shopping is a 1989 English-language German film directed by Percy Adlon and starring Marianne Sägebrecht, Brad Davis, and Judge Reinhold. Rosalie Greenspace is an expatriate German woman living in rural Arkansas with her eccentric American husband Ray, Rosalie loves to shop too much to let a little thing like no money stop her. Schatzi is dating April, a girl from his high school whom he brings over to the one day to meet the family for dinner. April is awkward about the Greenspace familys antics as well as their obsession with watching videotaped TV commercials as their form of entertainment. She soon leaves Schatzi, finding his family too weird, Rosalies parents come for a visit one day from Germany, and Schnucki arrives for a visit after taking a leave of absence from the military. During the week of the visits, both of Rosalies parents, as well as Schnucki, find her self-indulgent spending of other peoples money illegal, but Rosalie appears oblivious to her own actions. After Rosalies parents leave to return to Germany, and Schnucki returns to the Army, in the meantime, Ray begins having problems with his eyesight and nearly crashes his crop-duster biplane during a routine run which gets him fired from the aviation company he works at.
Life now begins looking pretty bleak for Rosalie until Barbara pushes her into buying a gift of a PC. But when youre $1 million in debt, its the banks and she goes back to her church where she confesses her latest crimes to the bewildered priest and plots to flee the country with her family with her new millions to use abroad. As a farewell gift for the priest, she purchases a large, in the United States, the film grossed USD574,080. The film, which was in competition at the 1989 Cannes Film Festival, the Washington Post, on the other hand, regretted the films deficit of dramatic tension and considered Adlons message scatterbrained and thin stuff indeed. Rosalie Goes Shopping at the Internet Movie Database Rosalie Goes Shopping at AllMovie Rosalie Goes Shopping at Rotten Tomatoes
Austin is the capital of the U. S. state of Texas and the seat of Travis County. It is the 11th-most populous city in the U. S. and it is the fastest growing large city in the United States and the second most populous capital city after Phoenix, Arizona. As of the U. S. Census Bureaus July 1,2015 estimate and it is the cultural and economic center of the Austin–Round Rock metropolitan area, which had an estimated population of 2,056,405 as of July 1,2016. In the 1830s, pioneers began to settle the area in central Austin along the Colorado River, in 1839, the site was officially chosen to replace Houston as the new capital of the Republic of Texas and was incorporated under the name Waterloo. Shortly thereafter, the name was changed to Austin in honor of Stephen F. Austin, the Father of Texas and the republics first secretary of state. The city subsequently grew throughout the 19th century and became a center for government and education with the construction of the Texas State Capitol and the University of Texas at Austin.
After a lull in growth from the Great Depression, Austin resumed its development into a city and, by the 1980s, it emerged as a center for technology. A number of Fortune 500 companies have headquarters or regional offices in Austin, including Amazon. com, cisco, eBay, Google, IBM, Oracle Corporation, Texas Instruments, 3M, and Whole Foods Market. Dells worldwide headquarters is located in nearby Round Rock, a suburb of Austin, residents of Austin are known as Austinites. They include a mix of government employees, college students, high-tech workers, blue-collar workers. The city adopted Silicon Hills as a nickname in the 1990s due to an influx of technology. In the late 1800s, Austin was known as the City of the Violet Crown because of the glow of light across the hills just after sunset. Even today, many Austin businesses use the term Violet Crown in their name, Austin is known as a clean-air city for its stringent no-smoking ordinances that apply to all public places and buildings, including restaurants and bars.
The FBI ranked Austin as the second-safest major city in the U. S. for the year 2012, U. S. News & World Report named Austin the best place to live in the U. S. in 2017. Austin, Travis County and Williamson County have been the site of habitation since at least 9200 BC. When settlers arrived from Europe, the Tonkawa tribe inhabited the area, the Comanches and Lipan Apaches were known to travel through the area. Spanish colonists, including the Espinosa-Olivares-Aguirre expedition, traveled through the area for centuries, in 1730, three missions from East Texas were combined and reestablished as one mission on the south side of the Colorado River, in what is now Zilker Park, in Austin. The mission was in area for only about seven months
The Sessions (film)
The Sessions is a 2012 American independent drama film written and directed by Ben Lewin. It is based on the article On Seeing a Sex Surrogate by Mark OBrien, a poet paralyzed from the neck due to polio. John Hawkes and Helen Hunt star as OBrien and sex surrogate Cheryl Cohen-Greene, the film debuted at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival, where it won the Audience Award and a U. S. Dramatic Special Jury Prize for Ensemble Acting, fox Searchlight Pictures acquired the films distribution rights and released the film in October 2012. The Sessions received highly positive reviews critics, in particular lauding the performances of Hawkes. Hunt was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role at the 85th Academy Awards, in Berkeley, California in 1988, Mark OBrien is a poet who is forced to live in an iron lung due to complications from polio. Due to his condition, he has never had sex, after unsuccessfully proposing to his caretaker Amanda, and sensing he may be near death, he decides he wants to lose his virginity.
After consulting his priest, Father Brendan, he gets in touch with Cheryl Cohen-Greene and she tells him they will have no more than six sessions together. They begin their sessions, but soon it is clear that they are developing romantic feelings for each other. Cheryls husband, who loves her deeply, fights to suppress his jealousy, at first withholding a love poem that Mark has sent by mail to Cheryl, which she eventually finds. After several attempts and Cheryl are able to have mutually satisfying sex, one day sometime later, the power goes out in the building in which Mark lives, causing the iron lung to stop functioning and making it necessary for Mark to be rushed to the hospital. However, he survives and meets Susan Fernbach, a woman with whom the audience senses he will finally find happiness. The film cuts to Marks funeral, held sometime later, Father Brendan gives the homily and Susan reads the poem he had previously sent Cheryl. OBrien breathed with the support of a lung for much of his life.
At age 38, he hired sex surrogate Cheryl Cohen-Greene to help him lose his virginity, the film is based on an article OBrien published about his experiences with Greene, On Seeing a Sex Surrogate, which appeared in The Sun magazine in 1990. OBriens life was chronicled in the 1996 short documentary Breathing Lessons, The Life and Work of Mark OBrien, directed by Jessica Yu and he died in 1999 at the age of 49. Writer and director Ben Lewin, a survivor himself, first read about OBriens experiences with a sex surrogate from OBriens article On Seeing a Sex Surrogate on the Internet. He stumbled onto the article while researching sex and the disabled for a semi-autobiographical sitcom project, Lewin explained, I felt that if I could do on film what he had done to me with his writing, I could potentially deliver something powerful
I Still Know What You Did Last Summer
I Still Know What You Did Last Summer is a 1998 slasher film and a sequel to the 1997 film I Know What You Did Last Summer. Directed by Danny Cannon, the film was written by Trey Callaway, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Freddie Prinze, Jr. and Muse Watson reprise their roles, with Brandy, Mekhi Phifer, Jennifer Esposito, and Matthew Settle joining the cast. I Still Know What You Did Last Summer continues after the events of the first film, callaways script was published in an edited young adult format, leaving in all descriptions of violence but omitting the harsher language. Filming took place in Mexico and California, I Still Know What You Did Last Summer was released to negative reviews, but was a box office success, grossing $84 million worldwide. On August 22,2006, Destination Films released Ill Always Know What You Did Last Summer as a sequel to the film which features no returning cast members. The film was released on Blu-ray on July 14,2009, one year after the events of the first film, Julie James is attending summer classes in Boston, in avoidance of returning to her hometown of Southport.
She suffers from memories and nightmares of the accident and brutal murders of her friends by the fisherman, Ben Willis. Karla must guess the capital of Brazil and her answer is “Rio de Janeiro”. The radio host tells her she is right and she is given four tickets for the trip, Julie invites her boyfriend, but he declines. He is hurt by her refusal to visit him in Southport. Ray intends to propose to Julie, and changes his mind about the trip and that evening and his co-worker Dave drive to Boston to meet Julie. They stop due to a car in the middle of the road, as Ray gets out to inspect the scene, Ben Willis appears and kills Dave with his hook. Ben takes Ray’s truck and chases him down the road, Ray gets away, but is injured from falling down a hill. The next morning and Karla depart on the trip with Karla’s boyfriend Tyrell and their friend, knowing Will has a crush on Julie, Karla invited him as a replacement for Ray, much to Julies discomfort. The group arrives in the Bahamas, on the island of Tower Bay, to her surprise, Julie is sharing a hotel room with Will.
That evening at the bar, Julie is talked into singing karaoke. She stops when the words “I STILL KNOW WHAT YOU DID LAST SUMMER” roll onto the screen, she runs back to her room and is met by Will, who laid out for her flowers and a love note. Julie sidesteps Wills affection for her, while Tyrell and Karla get into the hot tub, Julie notices her toothbrush is missing
Congo is a 1995 action adventure film loosely based on Michael Crichtons novel of the same name. It was directed by Frank Marshall and it stars Laura Linney, Dylan Walsh, Ernie Hudson, Tim Curry, Grant Heslov, and Joe Don Baker. The film was released on June 9,1995, by Paramount Pictures, Congo opened to negative reviews but performed better than Paramount expected. While testing a communications laser in a part of the Congo jungle, TraviCom employees Charles Travis. Travis implores Karen to lead an expedition and she makes Travis swear that he is sending her to look for Charles, not the diamond. Meanwhile, Dr. Peter Elliott, a primatologist at the University of California, with a special backpack and glove, her sign language is translated to a digitized voice. Despite the success, Peter is concerned that Amy is having nightmares and psychological problems, due to several drawings Amy has made of jungles, Peter attempts to gain funding to take Amy to Africa, but the university is reluctant, and Peter begins inquiring elsewhere.
Romanian philanthropist Herkermer Homolka offers to fund the expedition, having learned of the trip, offers to fund it as well and to come along, hoping to discover the fate of her team. In Africa, the group meets their expert guide Captain Munro Kelly but they are captured by the authorities and militia leader named Captain Wanta. As the group boards another plane, Munro reveals that Homolka has led previous safaris in search of the Lost City of Zinj, the group must parachute into the jungle after their plane is shot down by Zairean soldiers. On the ground, they encounter a native Ghost Tribe, the tribe leads them to Bob Driscoll, a member of Charles expedition, who they have been attempting to revive from his catatonic state. On seeing Amy, Bob begins screaming and soon dies and they find the ruined camp and Zinj nearby. While searching the city, Richard is attacked and killed by a killer grey gorilla and they take shelter at the ruined camp, other grey gorillas kept at bay by automated sentry guns set up by Karen.
The group suspects that the turned on their masters but still protect the mine now. They find the mine and Homolka starts to collect large diamonds. Munro and Peter fight off the gorillas and flee deeper into the mine, as Amy helps to fend off the gorillas, Karen is able to fit the diamond into a portable laser, using it to fire and ward off the gorillas. The volcano begins to erupt, and Munro, Peter, Karen contacts Travis to report on finding the diamond and confirming Charles death. When she sees Travis is only worried about the diamond, she uses her laser to destroy the TraviCom satellite, in the nearby wreckage of a cargo plane, they find a usable hot-air balloon, and prepare to leave
American Gangster (film)
American Gangster is a 2007 American biographical crime film directed and produced by Ridley Scott and written by Steven Zaillian. The film stars Russell Crowe and Denzel Washington in their first lead acting roles together since 1995s Virtuosity, the film co-stars Ted Levine, John Ortiz, Josh Brolin, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Norman Reedus, Ruby Dee, Lymari Nadal and Cuba Gooding Jr. Development for the film began in 2000, when Universal Pictures and Imagine Entertainment purchased the rights to a New York magazine story about the rise. Two years later, screenwriter Steven Zaillian introduced a 170-page scriptment to Scott, original production plans were to commence in Toronto for budget purposes, production eventually relocated permanently to New York City. Because of the rising budget Universal canceled production in 2004. After negotiations with Terry George, it was revived with Scott at the helm in March 2005. Principal photography commenced over a period of five months from July to December 2006, filming took place throughout New York City, American Gangster premiered in New York on October 20,2007, and was released in the United States and Canada on November 2.
The film was received by most film critics, and grossed over US$266.5 million worldwide. In 1968, Frank Lucas is the man of Harlem gangster Ellsworth Bumpy Johnson. When Johnson dies of an attack, Lucas takes control of the Harlem crime scene. After handing in almost $1 million that he found in a mobsters car, after his exiled and addicted partner overdoses on a potent brand of heroin called Blue Magic, Captain Lou Toback puts Roberts in charge of a task force that targets local suppliers. Lucas buys Blue Magic directly from producers in Thailand and smuggles it into the U. S. through returning Vietnam War servicemen and his low overhead allows him to eventually wholesale Blue Magic to most the dealers in the New York area. With this monopoly, Lucas expands his control to nightclubs, casinos and he buys a mansion for his mother and recruits his five brothers, including Huey and Turner, as lieutenants to spread his empire. During his rise to becoming Harlems crime boss, Lucas falls in love with Eva, as Lucas business prospers, he makes a point of operating quietly and dressing with a modest conservatism both as a sign of strength and to avoid attracting police attention.
Also, he stays away from the drugs to avoid making decisions under the influence. Lucas must compete with local crime figure Nicky Barnes, a young gun trying to take over Harlem who has been diluting Lucas Blue Magic, after the Fall of Saigon cuts off Lucas supply, he is forced to rely on the other crime rings. Roberts detectives witness Frank Lucas cousin and driver shoot a woman, the gathered information allows Roberts and his task force to identify and search one of the last planes carrying Lucas stock, discovering Blue Magic in the coffins of dead returning servicemen. With this evidence they obtain a warrant to follow the drugs into Newarks projects, in the ensuing shootout, Steve Lucas, Frank Lucas young nephew who gave up a promising career for the New York Yankees to join Lucas crime family, is killed
Future-Kill is a 1985 comedy science fiction-horror film about a group of frat boys who are hunted in a futuristic city by mutants. The film was directed by Ronald W. Moore, and stars Edwin Neal, Marilyn Burns, the poster for the film was designed by renowned artist H. R. Giger. A group of protesters who call themselves mutants have taken over the city streets of a large city. They dress weird to try and show the effects of toxic poisoning, one of the mutants, has really been affected. A group of fraternity boys decide to go into the mutant territory and they inadvertently get framed for the murder of the mutant leader and are hunted through the abandoned buildings and dark streets by a crazed Splatter and his gang. Felix Vasquez Jr. from Cinema Crazed gave the film a review calling the film, immensely dated. TV Guide awarded the film 2 /4 stars stating that it no purpose but to sate juvenile blood lust. Future-Kill at the Internet Movie Database Future Kill at AllMovie Future Kill at Rotten Tomatoes
Eastbound & Down
Producers Will Ferrell and Adam McKay received an order for six episodes for the first season from HBO. The series was produced by Will Ferrells production company, Gary Sanchez Productions, the show premiered February 15,2009, at 10,30 p. m. Its second season, consisting of seven episodes, began on September 26,2010, on October 27, HBO announced they were renewing the show for a third season. At PaleyFest 2011, it was announced that the third season, however, on July 2,2012, it was announced that HBO had picked up the comedy series for a fourth season, which consisted of eight episodes. On June 6,2013, HBO announced that the season would be the shows last. The fourth season premiered on September 29,2013, and ended its run on November 17,2013, still trying to reclaim his fame he starts on a comeback—righting his previous wrongs along the way—only to unwittingly sabotage his own efforts. While not based on the life of former Major League Baseball relief pitcher John Rocker, former major league pitcher Mitch Wild Thing Williams has often been cited as the inspiration for the Powers character.
Ken Marino as Guy Young Tim Heidecker as Gene Jillian Bell as Dixie Jon Reep as Jed Forney Omar Dorsey as Dontel Benjamin Production on the season of the show began in May 2010. The setting moved to Mexico, with shooting actually occurring in Gurabo, the new season brought several changes to the cast, including new faces Michael Peña and Ana de la Reguera, who play the owner of a Mexican baseball team and Kennys new love interest, respectively. Don Johnson appeared in the role of Kennys father, who Kenny, all of the supporting cast from the first season are absent or only make cameo appearances, with the only exception being Steve Little as Stevie Janowski, who follows Kenny to Mexico. Ben Best is not a writer for Season 2 but returns in a role as Clegg. Adam Scott returns in two episodes as the now cocaine-free baseball executive Pat Anderson, actor Deep Roy joined the cast as Aaron, one of Kennys new Mexican sidekicks. The Mexican baseball team owned by Peñas character Sebastian Cisneros, the Charros, is coached by Roger Hernandez, co-director Jody Hill described the season as a cross between the films Amores perros and The Bad News Bears.
Hill directed four episodes in two, while David Gordon Green directed three. Season 2 premiered on September 26,2010, vice magazine reported on August 31,2010 that its worthy of the original and is its own different, more somber beast. And he would have said, ‘I went down to the butthole of the Carolinas. ’ We actually thought about setting the season in Myrtle Beach instead of in Mexico. I gotta say, the Myrtle Beach idea was pretty brilliant and it would have really been something. Maybe he ends up there next season, Season 3 saw Jason Sudeikis join the cast, and the returns of Matthew McConaughey as Texas scout Roy McDaniel, and Will Ferrell who reprised his role as car salesman Ashley Schaeffer
American Broadcasting Company
The network is headquartered on Columbus Avenue and West 66th Street in Manhattan, New York City. There are additional offices and production facilities elsewhere in New York City, as well as in Los Angeles and Burbank. Since 2007, when ABC Radio was sold to Citadel Broadcasting, ABC originally launched on October 12,1943, as a radio network, separated from and serving as the successor to the NBC Blue Network, which had been purchased by Edward J. Noble. It extended its operations to television in 1948, following in the footsteps of established broadcast networks CBS, in the mid-1950s, ABC merged with United Paramount Theatres, a chain of movie theaters that formerly operated as a subsidiary of Paramount Pictures. Leonard Goldenson, who had been the head of UPT, made the new television network profitable by helping develop, in 1996, most of Capital Cities/ABCs assets were purchased by The Walt Disney Company. The television network has eight owned-and-operated and over 232 affiliated television stations throughout the United States, most Canadians have access to at least one U. S.
ABC News provides news and features content for radio stations owned by Citadel Broadcasting. In the 1930s, radio in the United States was dominated by three companies, the Columbia Broadcasting System, the Mutual Broadcasting System and the National Broadcasting Company. The last was owned by electronics manufacturer Radio Corporation of America, in 1938, the FCC began a series of investigations into the practices of radio networks and published its report on the broadcasting of network radio programs in 1940. The report recommended that RCA give up control of either NBC Red or NBC Blue, at that time, the NBC Red Network was the principal radio network in the United States and, according to the FCC, RCA was using NBC Blue to eliminate any hint of competition. Once Mutuals appeals against the FCC were rejected, RCA decided to sell NBC Blue in 1941, the newly separated NBC Red and NBC Blue divided their respective corporate assets. Investment firm Dillon, Read & Co. offered $7.5 million to purchase the network, Edward John Noble, the owner of Life Savers candy, drugstore chain Rexall and New York City radio station WMCA, purchased the network for $8 million.
Due to FCC ownership rules, the transaction, which was to include the purchase of three RCA stations by Noble, would require him to resell his station with the FCCs approval, the Commission authorized the transaction on October 12,1943. Soon afterward, the Blue Network was purchased by the new company Noble founded, Noble subsequently acquired the rights to the American Broadcasting Company name from George B. Meanwhile, in August 1944, the West Coast division of the Blue Network, both stations were managed by Don Searle, the vice-president of the Blue Networks West Coast division. The ABC Radio Network created its audience slowly, the network became known for such suspenseful dramas as Sherlock Holmes, Gang Busters and Counterspy, as well as several mid-afternoon youth-oriented programs. S. From Nazi Germany after its conquest, to pre-record its programming, while its radio network was undergoing reconstruction, ABC found it difficult to avoid falling behind on the new medium of television.
To ensure a space, in 1947, ABC submitted five applications for television station licenses, the ABC television network made its debut on April 19,1948, with WFIL-TV in Philadelphia becoming its first primary affiliate
The Perfect Storm (film)
The Perfect Storm is a 2000 American biographical disaster drama film directed by Wolfgang Petersen. The film stars George Clooney, Mark Wahlberg, William Fichtner, Diane Lane, Karen Allen and Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio. It was released on June 30,2000, by Warner Bros, in October 1991, the commercial fishing boat Andrea Gail returns to port in Gloucester, with a poor catch. Desperate for money, Captain Billy Tyne convinces the Andrea Gail crew to him for one more late season fishing expedition. The crew heads out past their usual fishing grounds in the Grand Banks, initially unsuccessful, they head to the Flemish Cap, where their luck greatly improves. At the height of their fishing the ice breaks, the only way to sell their catch before it spoils is to hurry back to shore. After debating whether to sail through the storm or to wait it out. However, between the Andrea Gail and Gloucester is a confluence of two powerful weather fronts and a hurricane, which the Andrea Gail crew underestimates.
After repeated warnings from ships, Andrea Gail loses her antenna. A New York Air National Guard HH-60 Pave Hawk rescue helicopter responds, but after failing to perform a midair refueling with an HC-130 Hercules, all but one of the Air National Guard crew members are rescued by a Coast Guard vessel, the USCGC Tamaroa. After Andrea Gail endures various problems, the struggles to sail through pounding waves and shrieking winds, while friends and family worry. The vessel encounters a rogue wave. The boat is overturned, Billy elects to go down with his ship and he surfaces and watches as the Andrea Gail rights itself before sinking stern-first into the Atlantic. The rapidly rising swell carries the man away, there are no survivors and the film ends with Linda reading the eulogy at the memorial service, followed by her remembering Billys voice soliloquising about what it means to be a swordboat captain. George Clooney as Frank William Billy Tyne, Jr. captain of the Andrea Gail, Billy is a divorced father of two daughters, who is determined to undertake one last fishing trip before the end of the season to make up for a recent string of poor catches.
Mark Wahlberg as Robert Bobby Shatford, the least experienced of the crew of the Andrea Gail, Bobby is the son of Ethel Shatford, the owner of the Crows Nest, and boyfriend to Chris Cotter. He enjoys commercial fishing, but his relationship with Chris creates conflict within himself. Yet, he is compelled by the potential to more money at sea than he could make with a job on shore to sign on for one last trip
Flesh and Bone (film)
Flesh and Bone is a 1993 neo noir film drama written and directed by Steve Kloves that stars Meg Ryan, Dennis Quaid and James Caan. Gwyneth Paltrow is featured in an early role, janet Maslin of The New York Times described Paltrow as a scene-stealer who is Blythe Danners daughter and has her mothers way of making a camera fall in love with her. A family in rural Texas finds a boy, who says he is lost and they take him into their home, feed him, and give a place to sleep. But the boy lets his father, into the house to commit a robbery, when they are discovered, Roy brutally murders the family, which the boy witnesses. The sole survivor is a baby girl, time passes, and Arlis lives a solitary life in which he drives a truckload of goods and novelties to restock vending machines and arcade games in roadside stores and restaurants. Making a stop at a roadhouse where a party is being held, he spots Kay. Arlis ends up giving her a home, a long drive. Upon coming home, Kay sees that her husband Reese has sold the furniture and she packs up her remaining belongings and leaves with Arlis.
They spend more time together and grow close, meanwhile, a young woman named Ginnie now travels with a much older Roy. She is a grifter who will pretend to be a mourner in order to steal the jewelry from a body at a funeral home. Ginnie brings an injured Roy to his son, Arlis. Passing the house where he grew up, Arlis comes to realize that Kay was the infant who survived the long-ago murders, Roy figures this out as well. He begins talking about tying up loose ends and it leads to a confrontation, and Arlis shoots Roy dead. Ginnie goes off on her own, and Kay and Arlis go their separate ways and it was filmed at the Mustang Mott, owned by Maxine McCoy, in Westhoff, Texas. It was filmed in Marfa, Texas Producer Mark Rosenberg died of a heart attack suffered on the location in Stanton. As the end credits begin, the film is dedicated to him and Bone at the Internet Movie Database Flesh and Bone at AllMovie Flesh and Bone at Rotten Tomatoes