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Actress 'really interested' in what her character is up to after 27 years
Includes:Helen West: Deep Sleep (2002) Helen West: Shadow Play (2002) Helen West: A Clear Conscience (2002) Helen West: Deep Sleep Amanda Burton stars in this British TV movie as Helen West, the plucky provincial police medical examiner created by mystery novelist Frances Fyfield. Convalescing from surgery, Helen tackles the case of a pharmacist's wife who died under suspicious circumstances. Taking into consideration the heroine's wobbly physical condition, plus the fact that the victim's husband (Dermot Crowley) is very popular and extremely well connected politically, Helen's boyfriend, Chief Superintendent Bailey (Conor Mullen), advises her to drop the case -- as if that would actually stop her. Originally telecast May 6, 2002 on Britain's ITV1, Helen West: Deep Sleep made its American cable-TV bow courtesy of A&E on June 8, 2002. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide Helen West: Shadow Play No synopsis available. Helen West: A Clear Conscience The third feature-length installment of the British detective series Helen West, A Clear Conscience was based on a novel by Frances Fyfield. On the verge of burnout, overworked Crown Prosecutor Helen West (Amanda Burton) finds solace and comfort in renovating her cozy but rather run-down garden apartment. But despite her efforts to escape the pressures of her job, Helen is inexorably drawn into a murder case involving her housekeeper Cath Boyce (Lynda Steadman). The ensuing intrigue -- which involves domestic abuse, a horrible secret, and a second murder -- not only wears Helen's nerves to a frazzle, but also seriously jeopardizes her romance with the detective on the case, Chief Superintendent Geoffrey Bailey (Connor Mullen). Originally telecast in England over the ITV network Helen West: A Clear Conscience made its American debut over the A&E cable service on December 7, 2002. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide
Includes - Batman (1989), MPAA Rating: PG-13 Batman Returns (1992), MPAA Rating: PG-13 Batman Forever (1995), MPAA Rating: PG-13 Batman & Robin (1997), MPAA Rating: PG-13 Batman Behind the black cowl, Gotham City superhero Batman is really millionaire philanthropist Bruce Wayne (Michael Keaton), who turned to crimefighting after his parents were brutally murdered before his eyes. The only person to share Wayne's secret is faithful butler Alfred (Michael Gough). The principal villain in Batman is The Joker (Jack Nicholson) who'd been mob torpedo Jack Napier before he was horribly disfigured in a vat of acid. The Joker's plan to destroy Batman and gain control of Gotham City is manifold. First he distributes a line of booby-trapped cosmetics, then he goes on a destruction spree in the Gotham Art Museum while the music of Prince blasts away in the background, and finally he orchestrates an all-out campaign to win the hearts and minds of the Gothamites, hoping to turn them against the Cowled One. Meanwhile, reporter Vicki Vale (Kim Basinger) becomes the love of Batman's life-which of course plays right into the Joker's hands. Photographed by Roger Pratt, designed by Anton Furst, and scored by Tim Burton's favorite composer Danny Elfman, Batman was a monstrous box-office hit, making $100 million in the first ten days of release--$82,800,000 in North America alone. Incidentally, Billy Dee Williams' comparatively small role as DA Harvey Dent was originally designed to set up the sequel, wherein Dent was to convert into master criminal Two-Face; but by the time the producers got around to that character in 1995's Batman Forever, Two-Face was played by Tommy Lee Jones. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide Batman Returns In this first sequel to 1989's Batman, the Caped Crusader (Michael Keaton) is up against the Penguin (Danny DeVito), the hideously deformed scion of a wealthy Gotham City family. The Penguin plots with evil businessman Max Schreck (Christopher Walken) to become mayor and then turn Gotham into a cathedral of crime. Upon overhearing these plans, Schreck's mousy secretary Selena Kyle (Michelle Pfeiffer) is tossed from a high-rise window by her boss. Rescued by a covey of kittens, Selena transforms into the leather-clad Catwoman. In this guise, she teams with the Penguin and Schreck to divvy up their ill-gotten gains and help discredit Batman-but she also has her own scores to settle. Paul "Pee-Wee Herman" Reubens, Vincent Schiavelli and Jan Hooks play significant bits, while Pat Hingle and Michael Gough make returns as, respectively, Commissioner Gordon and Alfred the Butler. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide Batman Forever Director Joel Schumacher inherited the Batman franchise from Tim Burton and began steering it in the campier direction of the Sixties television show with this third installment. First-time Batman/Bruce Wayne (Val Kilmer), in his only outing as the Caped Crusader, is effectively brooding as he ponders strange dreams about his parents' death and escapes his own near-demise at the hands of Two-Face (Tommy Lee Jones), a former district attorney driven insane and turned into a master criminal when a gangster throws acid in his face. Meanwhile, as sexy psychologist Chase Meridian (Nicole Kidman) tries to analyze and seduce both Bruce Wayne and Batman, Wayne Enterprises employee Edward Nygma (Jim Carrey) reacts badly to getting fired, using his self-invented mind-energy device to transform into the super-intelligent Riddler. The Riddler teams up with Two-Face to bring down Batman and drain the minds of Gotham City residents with his device, while Batman gets some much-needed help in the form of circus performer Dick Grayson (Chris O'Donnell), out for vengeance after being orphaned by Two-Face. ~ Don Kaye, All Movie Guide Batman & Robin This was the third follow-up to Tim Burton's Batman (1989), the original revisionist look at the Gotham City legend, as well as the second in the Batman series directed by J
Martin Scorsese's remake of Cape Fear provided the director with a box-office success to follow up the critical success of the previous year's Goodfellas. After serving a lengthy prison sentence for a sexual assault, Max Cady (Robert De Niro) comes calling on the man who served as his public defender, Sam Bowden (Nick Nolte). Max begins a campaign of harassment against the man and his family because Bowden buried a report that would have in all likelihood acquitted Cady of the charges against him. Bowden's shaky ethics continue in his personal life as he is considering beginning an extramarital affair with colleague Lori Davis (Illeana Douglas), since he and his wife, Leigh (Jessica Lange) have had a difficult time coming back together since he has admitted to previous indiscretions. Cady infiltrates the family most insidiously by cultivating a relationship with the Bowden's troubled teenage daughte, Danielle (Juliette Lewis), who is all the more susceptible to Cady's advances because of her parents' problems. Robert Mitchum and Gregory Peck, the stars of the original film, have cameo appearances in this version of Cape Fear. De Niro and Lewis were both nominated for Academy Awards for their work in the film. ~ Perry Seibert, All Movie Guide
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A mob-affiliated convict faces dangerous consequences when he tries to find the party responsible for murdering his wife, and he starts talking to the police. ~ Kristie Hassen, All Movie Guide
Producers Tim Burton and Timur Bekmambetov (Night Watch, Wanted) bring to life an animated adventure, which expands director Shane Acker's short film and features voice talent by Elijah Wood, John C. Reilly and Jennifer Connelly.
Vanessa Hudgens graduates from a high school musical to a rock band in this new teen flick
1977 classic being updated for a new generation
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