1995 October Movies

 (1995)

Toy Story

  • 100%
  • G
  • 81 min
  • Animation

The art of animation goes "to infinity and beyond" as Walt Disney Pictures and Pixar Animation Studios, a Northern California-based pioneer in computer graphics, join creative forces on the infinitely entertaining "Toy Story," the first full-length animated feature to be created entirely by artists using computer tools and technology. Four years in the making, this delightfully irreverent new comedy-adventure combines an imaginative story and great characters with the visual excitement of 3-D computer-generated animation. Conceived and directed by John Lasseter, a former Disney animator whose innovative work with Pixar includes the 1989 Oscar-winning short, "Tin Toy," this film represents a major milestone in animated moviemaking with its groundbreaking graphic style adding to the believability of a world where toys have a life of their own. With a cast of top vocal talent headed by Tom Hanks and Tim Allen plus three entertaining new songs and an inspired score by renowned composer/performer Randy Newman, the fantasy takes flight and provides extraordinary delights for moviegoers of all ages.

 (1995)

Leaving Las Vegas

  • 89%
  • R
  • 111 min
  • Drama

Ben Sanderson, a hard-core alcoholic, drives to Las Vegas after being fired from his film production job and divesting himself of all possessions. He plans to drink himself to death within four weeks. He meets Sera, a prostitute; they fall in love and he moves in with her. Each pledges not to try to change the other's chosen destiny, and they carry on a romance over Ben's last weeks.

 (1995)

Copycat

  • 75%
  • R
  • 124 min
  • Crime

Criminal psychologist Helen Hudson (Sigourney Weaver) is an expert on serial killers. She's gotten so close to unlocking the psyches of her previous subjects that one -- an incurable psychotic (Harry Connick Jr.) -- almost murdered her. Now she's an agoraphobic, living a terrified existence defined by the walls of her apartment, with her computer modem and her loyal and compassionate assistant, Andy (John Rothman), her only links to the outside world. She waits in terror for the day she'll hear the voice of her stalker again.

Smart, ambitious police detective M.J. Monahan (Holly Hunter) is determined to stop a new siege of murders in San Francisco and she needs Hudson to find the perpetrator. A driven pursuer, Monahan, assisted by her young partner, Ruben Getz (Dermot Mulroney), will do whatever it takes to enlist Hudson's help. The two women find themselves locked in a struggle of wills as Hudson tries to remain uninvolved and Monahan is determined to end the doctor's self-imposed exile. And the murders keep occurring, taking on an ominous pattern that only Hudson can recognize... But now their quarry discovers he's being monitored, and he figures out who's doing the observing. Helen Hudson knows how he thinks.

 (1995)

Now and Then

  • 19%
  • PG-13
  • 100 min
  • Comedy

Waxing nostalgic about the bittersweet passage from childhood to puberty in this tender coming-of-age tale, four childhood girlfriends -- Teeny, Chrissy, Samantha and Roberta -- recall the magical summer of 1970. During their walk down memory lane, they reconcile experiences with boys, secrets, bullies and more.

 (1995)

Strange Days

  • 63%
  • R
  • 145 min
  • Crime

Los Angeles, December 30, 1999 -- The eve of the Millenium. In the digital underground of the violent and chaotic city, human experience is bought and sold as the newest form of illicit entertainment. Meet Lenny Nero -- street hustler, ex-cop, panhandler of stolen dreams. As the world spins toward the last midnight of this century, he finds himself drawn into a vortex of paranoia and murder. All he needs to do is get the woman who loves him to help him save the woman he loves. And somehow make it through the night alive.

 (1995)

Get Shorty

  • 86%
  • R
  • 105 min
  • Comedy

Loanshark Chili Palmer (Travolta) has been a gangster for as long as he can remember. When he heads to Hollywood to collect on a gambling debt from a washed-up filmmaker (Hackman), Palmer dives eagerly into the Hollywood scene.

Soon, he's romancing a "B" movie starlet (Russo), schmoozing the film star (Devito) and making the scene at the hottest Hollywood restaurants. His transformation to big-shot producer nearly complete, Chili just needs to extricate himself fromt he mob scene and the drug smugglers and other mobsters that are hot on his trail.

Making it in this town can be murder!

 (1995)

Dead Presidents

  • 45%
  • R
  • 119 min
  • Crime

Larenz Tate is Anthony Curtis, a good-natured high school kid in 60s New York who is enjoying life with his girlfriend, Delilah and good friends, Skip (Chris Tucker in an early role) and Jose (Freddy Rodriguez) and running numbers for a local tough guy, Kirby (Keith David). Those days are not to last, however, as all three of the young friends end up in Vietnam. Following a fairly lengthy and well

 (1995)

Mallrats

  • 54%
  • R
  • 94 min
  • Comedy

When a couple of well-meaning slackers, T.S. (Jeremy London) and Brodie (Jason Lee), lose their girlfriends, they set about trying to reclaim their pride (and their ladies) in the most obvious of places--the mall. Once there, the pair push the limits of decency and mall etiquette, encountering an array of mall denizens, including Jay and Silent Bob from CLERKS and legendary comic book creator Stan Lee. A surprising number of misadventures ensue, bringing the boys the possibility of regaining their lady loves.

 (1995)

Vampire in Brooklyn

  • 10%
  • R
  • 100 min
  • Comedy

Maximillian, the lone survivor of a race of vampires, comes to Brooklyn in search of a way to live past the next full moon. His ticket to survival is Rita, a NYPD detective who doesn't know she's half vampire -- and Maximillian will do whatever's necessary to put her under his spell.

 (1995)

Powder

    • PG-13
    • 111 min
    • Drama

    Harassed by classmates who won't accept his shocking appearance, a shy young man known as "Powder" struggles to fit in. But the cruel taunts stop when Powder displays a mysterious power that allows him to do incredible things. This phenomenon changes the lives of all those around him in ways they never could have imagined.