1982 December Movies

The King of Comedy (1982)

The King of Comedy

  • 93%
  • PG
  • 109 min
  • Comedy

The King of Comedy is a bitterly evil satire of show business. Rupert Pupkins is obsessed with becoming famous so he aims at kidnapping one of the best in the business, Jerry Langford.

The Dark Crystal (1982)

The Dark Crystal

  • 72%
  • PG
  • 93 min
  • Animation

Another planet, another time. 1000 years ago the Dark Crystal was damaged by one of the Urskeks and an age of chaos began. Now the time of the great conjunction of the three suns is near. If the crystal is not healed now the control of the evil Skekses will last forever. Jen the last of the Gelfings nearly exterminated by monsters controlled by the Skekses starts his dangerous journey to find the missing shard of the crystal. Will he be able to heal the crystal and restore order on the planet?

Tootsie (1982)

Tootsie

  • 88%
  • PG
  • 119 min
  • Comedy

Michael Dorsey is an actor that has been forgotten by every producer around. Desperate for work, he decides to disguise himself as an older woman - Dorothy Michaels - and try out for a soap opera part.

When Dorsey is hired (as Dorothy), he is an overnight success with the cast, crew and fans of the show. But as his "drag" career escalates, his relationships with his friends and girlfriend falter and become increasingly more difficult. To make matters worse, he finds himself falling for his...

48 Hours (1982)

48 Hours

    • R
    • 96 min
    • Action

    Oddball cop and tough guy, Jack Cates is the only survivor of a cop shooting and in hunting down the murderer collects Reggie Hammond from jail for 48 hours. Hammond is oddly motivated to help. The killer is searching for his stash of cash. Cates and Hammond who have the Black-white, cop-crook thing to work out make surprisingly good partners as they navigate through the city looking for their suspect.

    Sophie's Choice (1982)

    Sophie's Choice

    • 79%
    • R
    • 150 min
    • Drama

    Stingo, a young writer, moves to Brooklyn in 1947 to begin work on his first novel. As he becomes friendly with Sophie and her lover Nathan, he learns that she is a Holocaust survivor. Flashbacks reveal her harrowing story, from pre-war prosperity to Auschwitz. In the present, Sophie and Nathan's relationship increasingly unravels as Stingo grows closer to Sophie and Nathan's fragile mental state becomes ever more apparent.

    The Year of Living Dangerously (1982)

    The Year of Living Dangerously

    • 88%
    • PG
    • 115 min
    • Drama

    The Year of Living Dangerously, a 1982 Peter Weir film adapted from the novel of the same name. The story is about a love affair set in Indonesia during the overthrow of President Sukarno. It follows a group of foreign correspondents in Jakarta on the eve of an attempted coup by the so-called 30 September Movement during the beginning of the violent reprisals by military-led vigilante groups.

    The Verdict (1982)

    The Verdict

    • 96%
    • R
    • 129 min
    • Drama

    Frank Galvin is a down-on-his luck lawyer, reduced to drinking and ambulance chasing. Former associate Mickey Morrissey reminds him of his obligations in a medical malpractice suit that he himself served to Galvin on a silver platter: all parties willing to settle out of court. Blundering his way through the preliminaries, he suddenly realizes that perhaps after all the case should go to court: to punish the guilty, to get a decent settlement for his clients, and to restore his standing as a...

    Fanny & Alexander (1982)

    Fanny & Alexander

    • 100%
    • R
    • 188 min
    • Drama

    As children in the loving Ekdahl family, Fanny and Alexander enjoy a happy life with their parents, who run a theater company. After their father dies unexpectedly, however, the siblings end up in a joyless home when their mother, Emilie, marries a stern bishop. The bleak situation gradually grows worse as the bishop becomes more controlling, but dedicated relatives make a valiant attempt to aid Emilie, Fanny and Alexander.

    Airplane II: The Sequel (1982)

    Airplane II: The Sequel

      • PG
      • 85 min
      • Comedy

      A faulty computer causes a passenger space shuttle to head straight for the sun, and man-with-a-past, Ted Striker must save the day and get the shuttle back on track – again – all the while trying to patch up his relationship with Elaine.

      Frances (1982)

      Frances

      • 93%
      • 140 min
      • Biography

      The true story of Frances Farmer's meteoric rise to fame in Hollywood and the tragic turn her life took when she was blacklisted.

      Xtro (1982)

      Xtro

        • R
        • 81 min
        • Horror

        Tony's father Sam, abducted by aliens three years earlier, returns to earth and seeks out his wife and son, but Rachel has since been living with Joe and the reunion is awkward. Joe doesn't trust Sam, and Rachel can't quite decide what her feelings are for her two men. Sam is not the same as when he left, and he begins affecting Tony in frightening ways.

        All My Friends Part 2 (1982)

        All My Friends Part 2

          • Unrated
          • 130 min
          • Comedy

          The four old friends meet on the grave of the fifth of them, Perozzi, who died at the end of the first episode. Time has passed but they are still up for adventures and cruel jokes, and while they recall the one they created together with the late friend, new ones are on their way, starting right there at the cemetery. Written by Alessio F. Bragadini <[email protected]>

          Best Friends (1982)

          Best Friends

          • 33%
          • PG
          • 116 min
          • Comedy

          When a professional couple who have lived & worked together for many years finally decide to marry, their sudden betrothal causes many unexpectedly funny and awkward difficulties. They soon find that being married is often quite different from being "best friends." Written by Ary Luiz Dalazen Jr. <[email protected]>

          Bix: 'Ain't None of Them Play Like Him Yet'

            • NONE
            • 116 min
            • Documentary

            Through interviews, archival footage, photos and classic tunes, learn about the remarkable career and troubled life of legendary jazz cornetist Bix Beiderbecke, who influenced countless musicians before alcoholism lead to his premature death. Close friends and associates such as Hoagy Carmichael, Charlie David and Louis Armstrong share their memories of Bix's abilities, playing style and personality.

            Cymbeline (1982)

            Cymbeline

              • Unrated
              • 175 min
              • Documentary

              Cymbeline, the King of Britain, is angry that his daughter Imogen has chosen a poor (but worthy) man for her husband. So he banishes Posthumus, who goes to fight for Rome. Imogen (dressed as a boy) goes in search of her husband, who meanwhile has boasted to his pal Iachimo that Imogen would never betray him. And Iachimo's determined to prove him wrong.

              - Written by

              Kathy Li

              Ginger Meggs (1982)

              Ginger Meggs

                • Unrated
                • 100 min
                • Comedy

                Ginger Meggs (Paul Daniel) is a young "Dennis the Menace" who first appeared in Australian comic strips in 1921. In this film meant for the pre-teen set, Ginger is constantly getting himself in trouble in spite of his good intentions -- at the same time, he prevaricates, he disobeys his teachers and parents, he skips school, or while in school, fights it out with the bullies -- all activities that are bound to capture the attention of children who can vicariously enjoy the forbidden behavior.

                Hard Feelings (1982)

                Hard Feelings

                  • R
                  • 105 min
                  • Drama

                  It's 1963 and teenage Barnie has problems. School bullies are after him, his family is dysfunctional and his girl Leslie screws around. On the run from bullies, he hides in the African-American part of town and meets cute Winona.

                  Honkytonk Man (1982)

                  Honkytonk Man

                  • 93%
                  • PG
                  • 122 min
                  • Comedy

                  Young boy leaves the Oklahoma farm to travel with his country musician uncle who is trying out for the Grand Ole Opry. Set during the Great Depression.

                  Kiss Me Goodbye (1982)

                  Kiss Me Goodbye

                    • PG
                    • 101 min
                    • Comedy

                    Not until three years after the death of her husband Jolly, Kay dares to move back into their former home, persuaded by her new fiancée Rupert. But soon her worst expectations come true, when not only her old memories haunt her, but also Jolly's ghost, who doesn't approve of her new mate. Invisible to anyone but Kay, he tries to prevent the wedding. Written by Tom Zoerner <[email protected]>

                    La boum 2 (1982)

                    La boum 2

                      • 109 min
                      • Comedy

                      The second film from the Le Boum series about a young French teenage girl who after moving to a new city falls in love with a boy and is thinking of having sex with him because her girlfriends have already done it.