1990 November Movies

Home Alone

Home Alone

  • 55%
  • PG
  • 103 min
  • Comedy

When his family heads off for a Christmas vacation in Europe, a young boy finds that he has been left behind -- asleep in the attic guestroom.

Taking advantage of his newfound freedom, he begins to enjoy his Christmas vacation from his family. But when two bungling burglars assail his home, he finds that being on his own can be tough -- especially defending his turf against two very grown-up burglars.

Dances with Wolves

Dances with Wolves

  • 82%
  • PG-13
  • 180 min
  • Adventure

Civil War hero, Lt. John Dunbar asks to be reassigned to the western frontier. While manning this isolated post, he develops a relationship with the Lakota Sioux and a white woman who has been raised by the tribe.

Dunbar eventually earns the respect of the tribe and finds a greater kinship with the native people than he had with his own people.

Misery

Misery

  • 89%
  • R
  • 107 min
  • Drama

Novelist Paul Sheldon crashes his car on a snowy Colorado road. He is found by Annie Wilkes, the "number one fan" of Paul's heroine Misery Chastaine. Annie is also somewhat unstable, and Paul finds himself crippled, drugged and at her mercy.

The Krays

The Krays

  • 85%
  • R
  • 119 min
  • Biography

Director Peter Medak's gritty voyage into the world of organized crime in 1960s London is a disturbing character study of the two most frightening and influential gangsters to ever come out of England, Ronnie and Reggie Kray. The ingenious casting of former pop icons Gary and Martin Kemp (of Spandau Ballet) as the powerful Kray brothers works well, establishing an eerie, unspoken connection between the two that is unsettling and extremely daunting.

One scene in particular epitomizes that bond: Ronnie and Reggie come face to face in a boxing ring, each daring the other through snarls and psychopathic grins to knock the other down. Ringside spectators can't really understand the brothers' confrontation, but in the Krays' eyes we can see their power and unspoken resolve, as well as their sense of themselves as existing in an upper echelon of strength and sheer will that clearly separates them from the onlookers.

It's this intense self-confidence that enables the Krays to rise from working-class obscurity to the highest ranks of organized crime. The Kemp boys also do a splendid job in portraying the inherent instability associated with the Krays. This true story follows the brothers from childhood through their rise and then fall from grace, as their personal lives and violent natures culminate in two murder charges, resulting in 30 years of imprisonment. Beyond its folkloric power, The Krays also captures a post-World War II London still recovering from the war's devastation, dismissing the mythos of the Swinging '60s people so fervently relate to this period.

Jacob's Ladder

Jacob's Ladder

  • 70%
  • R
  • 113 min
  • Drama

A traumatized Vietnam war veteran finds out that his post-war life isn't what he believes it to be when he's attacked by horned creatures in the subway and his dead son comes to visit him...

Predator 2

Predator 2

  • 25%
  • R
  • 108 min
  • Action

Lt. Harrigan (Danny Glover) is a cop fighting the good war against drugs. But recently, the major drug lords have been killed off in a very brutal fashion. His superiors tell him to stay out of it, but Harrigan knows that something is wrong. His instincts are right when he discovers that the person behind the murders is none other than the Predator, the human-hunting alien who likes to make trophies out of his victims' skulls. But how can Harrigan stop the Predator when it can turn invisible and kill him without him knowing it?

Rocky V

Rocky V

  • 28%
  • PG-13
  • 104 min
  • Drama

The one-time champ, Rocky Balboa, has hit rock bottom and winds up in his old Philadelphia neighborhood...broke and ostracized. He trains a young boxer--Tommy Gunn--who turns ingrate. In spite of brain damage from his last fight with super-Soviet Ivan Drago, Rocky is willing to risk everything on another bout.

The Rescuers Down Under

The Rescuers Down Under

  • 68%
  • G
  • 77 min
  • Animation

A lawless poacher wants to capture a majestic and rare golden eagle, so he kidnaps the boy who knows where to find the bird. Not to worry -- the Rescue Aid Society's top agents, heroic mice Miss Bianca and Bernard, fly to Australia to save the day. Accompanying the fearless duo are bumbling albatross Wilbur and llocal field operative Jake the Kangaroo Rat.

Child's Play 2

Child's Play 2

  • 43%
  • R
  • 84 min
  • Horror

Chucky's back! The notorious killer doll with the satanic smile comes back to life in this new chapter depicting the terrifying struggle between young Andy Barclay (Alex Vincent) and the demonic doll attempting to possess his soul. Despite being roasted to a crisp in his last escapade, Chucky rises from the ashes after being reconstructed by a toy factory to dispel the negative publicity surrounding the doll. Back in one piece, Chucky tracks his prey to a foster home where the chase begins again in this sequel to the enormously popular original.

Three Men and a Little Lady

Three Men and a Little Lady

  • 29%
  • PG
  • 104 min
  • Comedy

Sylvia's work increasingly takes her away from the three men who help bring up Mary, her daughter. When she decides to move to England and take Mary with her, the three men are heartbroken at losing the two most important females in their lives.