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10 Films That Are Good for Desperation

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The Blues Brothers (1980) IMDb 7,9

After the release of Jake Blues from prison, he and brother Elwood go to visit “The Penguin”, the last of the nuns who raised them in an orphanage. They learn the Archdiocese will stop supporting the school and will sell the place to the Education Authority. The only way to keep the place open is if the $5000 tax on the property is paid within 11 days.

The Blues Brothers want to help, and decide to put their blues band back together and raise the money by staging a big gig. As they set off on their “mission from God” they seem to make more enemies along the way. Will they manage to come up with the money in time?

Little Miss Sunshine (2006) IMDb 7,8

When 7 year-old Olive Hoover learns that she’s qualified for the the little Miss Sunshine contest the entire family sets off in their VW camper van for the trip from Albuquerque to California. The family includes her reasonably sane mother Sheryl; her father Richard, a motivational speaker who is stressing over whether his book will be published; her brother Dwayne who is into Nietzsche and has taken a vow of silence and hasn’t said a word in 9 months; her grandpa Edwin Hoover who likes to cuss; and her uncle Frank Ginsburg – Sheryl’s brother – who recently tried to commit suicide. Along the way, the van breaks down, Richard learns his book won’t be published and they forget Olive at a gas station. They face grief along the way but they get Olive to the pageant on time – even if the pageant itself doesn’t quite go as planned.

The Shawshank Redemption (1994) IMDb 9,3

Chronicles the experiences of a formerly successful banker as a prisoner in the gloomy jailhouse of Shawshank after being found guilty of a crime he did not commit. The film portrays the man’s unique way of dealing with his new, torturous life; along the way he befriends a number of fellow prisoners, most notably a wise long-term inmate named Red. The film was nominated for 7 Oscars in 1995, including Best Feature.

Say Anything… (1989) IMDb 7,3

High school senior Lloyd Dobler wants nothing more than to go out with beautiful and intelligent Diane Court. Lloyd attempts to win her heart over the objections of her over-protective father before Diane leaves for a scholarship in England.

High Heels (1991) Tacones lejanos IMDb 7,1

A girl’s mother returns after 15 years to find her daughter has married one of her (the mother’s) old boyfriends. They try to mend their broken mother/daughter relationship and deal with their common lover. High Heels was directed by Pedro Almodovar.

Jojo Rabbit (2019) IMDb 7,9

A World War II satire that follows a lonely German boy named Jojo (Roman Griffin Davis) whose world view is turned upside down when he discovers his single mother (Scarlett Johansson) is hiding a young Jewish girl (Thomasin McKenzie) in their attic. Aided only by his idiotic imaginary friend, Adolf Hitler (Taika Waititi), Jojo must confront his blind nationalism.

When Harry Met Sally… (1989) IMDb 7,6

Harry and Sally meet when she gives him a ride to New York after they both graduate from the University of Chicago. The film jumps through their lives as they both search for love, but fail, bumping into each other time and time again. Finally a close friendship blooms between them, and they both like having a friend of the opposite sex. But then they are confronted with the problem: “Can a man and a woman be friends, without sex getting in the way?”

Frances Ha (2012) IMDb 7,5

Frances lives in New York, but she doesn’t really have an apartment. Frances is an apprentice for a dance company, but she’s not really a dancer. Frances has a best friend named Sophie, but they aren’t really speaking anymore. Frances throws herself headlong into her dreams, even as their possible reality dwindles. Frances wants so much more than she has but lives her life with unaccountable joy and lightness.

10 Things I Hate About You (1999) IMDb 7,3

Popular, pretty Bianca Stratford is in dilemma. A family rule forbids her from dating until her unpopular, rebellious, boy-hating older sister Kat gets a suitor of her own. In an attempt to win Bianca, a potential boyfriend desperately attempts to set Kat up with Patrick Verona, another rebel who may just be able to win Kat’s heart.

(500) Days of Summer (2009) IMDb 7,7

After it looks as if she’s left his life for good this time, Tom Hansen reflects back on the just over one year that he knew Summer Finn. For Tom, it was love at first sight when she walked into the greeting card company where he worked, she the new administrative assistant.

Soon, Tom knew that Summer was the woman with whom he wanted to spend the rest of his life. Although Summer did not believe in relationships or boyfriends – in her assertion, real life will always ultimately get in the way – Tom and Summer became more than just friends. Through the trials and tribulations of Tom and Summer’s so-called relationship, Tom could always count on the advice of his two best friends, McKenzie and Paul. However, it is Tom’s adolescent sister, Rachel, who is his voice of reason. After all is said and done, Tom is the one who ultimately has to make the choice to listen or not.

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Top 10 Great Films of Bruce Willis

We have selected the 10 best performances of Bruce Willis for his 66th birthday.

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With his success in Die Hard(1988), Bruce Willis established himself as one of Hollywood’s iconic stars, winning the Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy Series in 1985 also Emmy Awards for Best Actor in a Drama Series in 1987.

We have selected the 10 best performances of Bruce Willis for his 66th birthday. Have a good time.

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The Sixth Sense (1999) IMDb 8,1

Malcom Crowe (Bruce Willis) is a child psychologist who receives an award on the same night that he is visited by a very unhappy ex-patient. After this encounter, Crowe takes on the task of curing a young boy with the same ills as the ex-patient. This boy “sees dead people”. Crowe spends a lot of time with the boy much to the dismay of his wife. Cole’s mom (Toni Collette) is at her wit’s end with what to do about her son’s increasing problems. Crowe is the boy’s only hope.

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Glass (2019) IMDb 6,7

After pursuing Kevin Wendell Crumb and the multiple identities that reside within, David Dunn finds himself locked in a mental hospital alongside his archenemy, Elijah Price. The trio must now contend with a psychiatrist, who is out to prove they do not actually possess superhuman abilities.

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Pulp Fiction (1994) IMDb 8,9

Jules Winnfield and Vincent Vega are two hitmen who are out to retrieve a suitcase stolen from their employer, mob boss Marsellus Wallace. Wallace has also asked Vincent to take his wife Mia out a few days later when Wallace himself will be out of town. Butch Coolidge is an aging boxer who is paid by Wallace to lose his fight. The lives of these seemingly unrelated people are woven together comprising of a series of funny, bizarre, and uncalled-for incidents.

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Twelve Monkeys (1995) IMDb 8,0

An intense film about time travel, this Sci-Fi entry was directed by Terry Gilliam, a member of the comedy troupe Monty Python. James Cole, a prisoner of the state in the year 2035 who can earn parole if he agrees to travel back in time and thwart a devastating plague. The virus has wiped out most of the Earth’s population and the remainder live underground because the air is poisonous. Returning to the year 1990, six years before the start of the plague, Cole is soon imprisoned in a psychiatric facility because his warnings sound like mad ravings. There he meets a scientist named Dr. Kathryn Railly and Jeffrey Goines, the mad son of an eminent virologist. Cole is returned by the authorities to the year 2035 and finally ends up at his intended destination in 1996. He kidnaps Dr. Railly in order to enlist her help in his quest. Cole discovers graffiti by an apparent animal rights group called the Army of the Twelve Monkeys, but as he delves into the mystery, he hears voices, loses his bearings, and doubts his own sanity. He must figure out if Goines, who seems to be a raving lunatic, holds the key to the puzzle.
12 Monkeys is one of the most important time travel films.

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Die Hard (1988) IMDb 8,2

NYPD cop John McClane (Bruce Willis) goes on a Christmas vacation to visit his wife Holly in Los Angeles where she works for the Nakatomi Corporation. While they are at the Nakatomi headquarters for a Christmas party, a group of robbers led by Hans Gruber take control of the building and hold everyone hostage, with the exception of John, while they plan to perform a lucrative heist. Unable to escape and with no immediate police response, John is forced to take matters into his own hands.

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Sin City(2005) IMDb 8,0

Pivoting around four stories from Frank Miller’s Sin City universe, three tainted anti-heroes of Basin City, the cradle of crime and corruption, cross paths in their search for redemption.

On the brink of retirement, Detective John Hartigan (Bruce Willis), the vile city’s last honest cop, breaks every rule in the book in his crusade to save the innocent eleven-year-old girl, Nancy Callahan, from the clutches of the well-connected child molester, Roark Junior. Meanwhile, in another part of the town, bearing the deep scars of endless fights, Marv, the hulking ex-convict and grotesque brute with the killer fists, finds himself framed for a crime he didn’t commit, hell-bent on revenge and murder. Finally, as a bloody act of justice in the Old Town, the city’s red-light district threatens the already delicate truce between the local prostitute community and the police, the taciturn private eye, Dwight McCarthy, becomes a protector after helping their cause. Can there be justice without sin?

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Lucky Number Slevin (2006) IMDb 7,7

In an airport waiting room, a man in a wheelchair tells a stranger a story about a fixed horse race in 1979 that resulted in a family’s deaths. In Manhattan, two bookies and the son of a Mob boss die. A young man just out of the shower answers the door to a neighbor woman and explains that he’s visiting, has had a bad week, including being mugged, and doesn’t know where his pal, who lives there, is.

The neighbor is chatty; she’s a coroner. Two thugs arrive and, believing the visitor to be the guy who lives there, take him to see the boss with the dead son, who tells him to kill the son of his Mob rival. Mistaken identity? What connects the threads? Cops are watching.

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Unbreakable (2000) IMDb 7,3

David Dunn (Bruce Willis) is taking a train from New York City back home to Philadelphia after a job interview that didn’t go well when his car jumps the tracks and collides with an oncoming engine, with David the only survivor among the 131 passengers on board. Astoundingly, David is not only alive, he hardly seems to have been touched. As David wonders what has happened to him and why he was able to walk away, he encounters a mysterious stranger, Elijah Prince, who explains to David that there are a certain number of people who are “unbreakable”, they have remarkable endurance and courage, a predisposition toward dangerous behavior, and feel invincible but also have strange premonitions of terrible events. Is David “unbreakable”? And if he is, what are the physical and psychological ramifications of this knowledge?

The Fifth Element (1997) IMDb 7,7

23. In the twenty-third century, the universe is threatened by evil. The only hope for mankind is the Fifth Element, which comes to Earth every five thousand years to protect humans with four stones of the four elements: fire, water, earth and air. A Mondoshawan spacecraft is bringing The Fifth Element back to Earth but it is destroyed by the evil Mangalores. However, a team of scientists uses the DNA of the remains of the Fifth Element to rebuild the perfect being called Leeloo. She escapes from the laboratory and stumbles upon the taxi driver and former elite commando Major Korben Dallas (Bruce Willis) that helps her to escape from the police. Leeloo tells him that she must meet Father Vito Cornelius to accomplish her mission. Meanwhile, the Evil uses the greedy and cruel Jean-Baptiste Emanuel Zorg and a team of mercenary Mangalores to retrieve the stones and avoid the protection of Leeloo. But the skilled Korben Dallas has fallen in love with Leeloo and decides to help her to retrieve the stones.

Armageddon (1998) IMDb 6,7

United States government just asked us to save the world. Anybody wanna say no?”

After discovering that an asteroid the size of Texas is going to impact Earth in less than a month, NASA recruits a misfit team of deep-core drillers to save the planet.

Moonlighting (Series 1985 – 1989) IMDb 7,6

The quirky cases of a former model and a smart aleck detective who manage a private detective agency.

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10 Great Films Shows the Importance of Healthcare Professionals

Happy National Doctors’ Day!

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From biography to drama; the list of films that will drag you and want to thank healthcare professionals. Happy National Doctors’ Day! Have a good time.

The doctor film
The doctor film

The Doctor (1991) IMDb 7,0

When a self-centered doctor is diagnosed with cancer, he becomes better able to empathize with his patients and appreciate a life outside his career.

You Don't Know Jack film
You Don’t Know Jack film

You Don’t Know Jack (2010) IMDb 7,6

Dr. Jack Kevorkian (1928 – 2011 ) in the 1990s, when he defies Michigan law assisting the suicide of terminally-ill persons. Support comes from his sister, a lab tech, the Hemlock Society president, and a lawyer. The child of survivors of the Armenian genocide interviews applicants: his sister video tapes them. He assembles a device allowing a person to initiate a three-chemical intravenous drip. The local D.A., the governor, and the Legislature respond. In court scenes, Kevorkian is sometimes antic. He’s single-minded about giving dying individuals the right to determine how their lives will end. He wants the Supreme Court to rule. He picks a fight he can’t win: is it hubris or heroism?

Something the Lord Made film
Something the Lord Made film

Something the Lord Made (2004) IMDb 8,2

Alfred Blalock (1899-1964), a cardiologist (therefore, self-confident to the point of arrogance), leaves Vanderbilt for Johns Hopkins taking with him his lab technician, Vivien Thomas (1910-1985). Thomas, an African-American without a college degree, is a gifted mechanic and tool-maker with hands splendidly adept at surgery. In 1941, Blalock and Thomas take on the challenge of blue babies and invent bypass surgery. After trials on dogs, their first patient is baby Eileen, sure to die without the surgery. In defiance of custom and Jim Crow, Blalock brings Thomas into the surgery to advise him, but when Life Magazine and kudos come, Thomas is excluded. Will he receive his due?

Patch Adams film
Patch Adams film

Patch Adams (1998) IMDb 6,8

Patch Adams is determined to become a medical doctor because he enjoys helping people. Unfortunately, the medical and scientific community does not appreciate his methods of healing the sick, while the actual patients, medical professors, and hospital nurses all appreciate the work *he* can do, because they are unable to do it.

Article 99 film
Article 99 film

Article 99 (1992) IMDb 6,1

A group of doctors in a veteran’s hospital must contend with their hopeless situation: too many patients and not enough beds. The main cause of their problems is bureaucratic belt-tightening by the hospital administrators. The doctors are determined to give the best service they can, even if that means defying the orders of management and performing unauthorized operations.

Girl, Interrupted film
Girl, Interrupted film

Girl, Interrupted (1999) IMDb 7,3

In 1967, Susanna Kaysen had a headache and chased a bottle of aspirin with a bottle of vodka. This landed her in the mental institution, Claymoore. Here she is diagnosed, by Dr. Melvin Potts, with borderline personality disorder. When she arrives at Claymoore, she is greeted by Nurse Valerie Owens and shown round the woman’s ward. Here she meets Lisa Rowe, a sociopath who controls the other patients, and makes lives hard for the nurses at Claymoore. Through the movie, Lisa gains and loses control over Susanna and we see how bad she really can be.

Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story film
Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story film

Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story (2009) IMDb 7,7

Biography of Ben Carson who grew up to be Dr. Ben Carson, a world famous neurosurgeon at Johns Hopkins.

Wit film
Wit film

Wit (2001) IMDb 8,0

Based on the Margaret Edson play, Vivian Bearing (Dame Emma Thompson) is a literal, hardnosed English professor who has been diagnosed with terminal ovarian cancer. During the story, she reflects on her reactions to the cycle the cancer takes, the treatments, and significant events in her life. The people that watch over her are Dr. Jason Posner (Jonathan M. Woodward), who only finds faith in being a doctor; Susie Monahan (Audrey McDonald), a nurse with a human side that is the only one in the hospital that cares for Vivian’s condition; and Dr. Harvey Kelekian

Awakenings film
Awakenings film

Awakenings (1990) IMDb 7,8

1969. Dr. Malcolm Sayer is hired as a clinical physician at a local hospital in the Bronx, despite he only having a research background. The job is not ideal on his side as he has difficulties relating to people which is the reason he has focused on research projects not involving human subjects, while the hospital hires him somewhat out of desperation in not finding anyone else with the qualifications who wants the job. Most of his patients are in a semi-catatonic state and are housed in what some of the orderlies coin the “garden” ward, where all they can do for the patients is water and feed them.

The Elephant Man film
The Elephant Man film

The Elephant Man (1980) IMDb 8,1

A Victorian surgeon rescues a heavily disfigured man who is mistreated while scraping a living as a side-show freak. Behind his monstrous façade, there is revealed a person of kindness, intelligence and sophistication

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Steven Spielberg to Adapt Stephen King’s The Talisman to Netflix

It will be on Netflix.

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Steven Spielberg to adapt Stephen King's The Talisman

The new series by Steven Spielberg, The Talisman based on Stephen King’s novel.

Preparations of the shootings have begun for Stephen King’s novel The Talisman. The Talisman, which will be adapted to the television series produced by Steven Spielberg and the directors of Stranger Things, Duffer Brothers, will be on Netflix.

King’s earlier novels such as It, The Green Mile and The Shawshank Redemption have been adapted as films. The film release date and the cast of the movie are not yet known, focus on the adventure of young Jack Sawyer wanting to save his mother from certain death. Then he enters a parallel world known as the Territories in search of a powerful talisman.

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