Ron’s Gone Wrong (2021)

In the near future the “best friend” out of the box has been created in the form of a robot that serves as an all inclusive social media device, that takes on the personality of its owner. All except one (Ron) that has a couple of “screws loose”. Although it just might be that Rons unconventional personality is just what his young owner needs to see what real friendship is really about.

1hr. 47min.

Luca (2021)

Set near a small Italian fishing village during the 1950s, the story follows young sea-creature Luca as he spends his time caring for his families’ school of goatfish and dreaming of a life above the water. Fortunately he befriends the daring and somewhat reckless Alberto who is more than willing to aid Luca in following his dreams. The two form a close bond as they explore the village and befriend the locals.  Unbeknownst to them Lucas parents are tracking them down, just as the two boys have entered a local race that if won will change their lives forever.

1hr. 35min.

The African Queen (1951)

Set in Africa right at the beginning of WWI, this story follows salty steamboat captain Charlie (Humphrey Bogart) and prim missionary Rose (Katherine Hepburn). They are thrown together when German officers destroy the village that Rose and her brother were witnessing to (as well as causing the brothers death). Charlie agrees to take Rose down the river to safety, but she has another plan: somehow get down the Ulanga River and destroy a large German ship that is anchored there. Their journey down the river is at times humourous, touching and exciting as they struggle to survive the elements and eachother.

Shot on location, this film captures Hepburn and Bogart at their best.

1hr. 45min.

The Ghost and Mr. Chicken (1966)

Luther Heggs (Don Knotts) is a type setter for a small town newspaper, but he dreams of being a real reporter and getting a big scoop that will impress the girl of his dreams, Alma Parker (Joan Staley). He soon gets his wish when the seemingly innocent scheduled demolishing of an old house brings up a 20 year old unsolved murder. Luther might have just what it takes to solve the mystery in this hilarious and well done movie.

1hr. 30min.

In Search of the Castaways (1962)

Hayley Mills stars as determined Mary Grant, whos fathers’ ship was lost at sea some two years ago. Maurice Chevalier also stars as a french professor who finds a note in a bottle, supposedly written by Captain Grant. This note sets in motion a search that spans the globe. Nothing will stop Mary; not earthquakes, flashfloods or a despicable villain played to perfection by George Sanders.

1hr. 38min.

Around the World in Eighty Days (1956)

Based on the novel by Jules Verne, this fascinating film takes you around the globe with Philious Fogg (David Niven) a 19th century gentleman who believes that he can circle the globe in the then unheard of amount of time of just eighty days.  Gigantic bets are made all around the world as to whether he’ll make it or not.  His loyal and clever servant Passepartout (Cantinflas) helps him in and out of many scrapes.  Including the rescueing of a young widowed princess (Shirley Maclaine).

Actually filmed all over the world and an amazing amount of cameos from famous stars, are some of the highlights of this captivating film.

3hrs. 2min.

The Land Before Time (1988)

In this classic story, LittleFoot is suddenly separated from his grandparents by an earthquake that also mortally wounds his mother. His only chance of reuniting with them is to follow his mother’s instructions to get to the almost mythical Great Valley. Along the way he befriends other young lost dinosaurs that join him on his journey, that is alternatingly poignant, frightening and humorous.

Featuring the classic If We Hold on Together sung by Diana Ross.

1hr. 9min.

Romance in Manhattan (1935)

When immigrant Karel Novak (Francis Lederer) arrives in New York he’s filled with optimism for his new life, but a change in rules is going to have him sent back home.  Acting on impulse he literally jumps ship and makes it back to the city.  With no money and nowhere to go, he runs into chorus girl Sylvia (Ginger Rogers) who decides to help him.  Sylvia, her brother and Karel are able to make something of a family together as they struggle to survive in this little gem.

1hr. 17min.

The Wizard of Oz (1939)

The classic tale of a girl named Dorothy (Judy Garland) who gets caught in a twister and whisked away to the magical land of Oz. There she meets Munchkins, talking trees and flying monkeys. She also runs afoul of and must outwit the evil Wicked Witch of the West (Margaret Hamilton).  All while trying to find her way home.

This film also features the Acadamy Award winning song Somewhere Over the Rainbow, that would become Garlands’ signature song.

1hr. 41min.

National Velvet (1944)

Mickey Rooney and Elizabeth Taylor star in this story of a girls’ love for a horse and her dream of having it compete in the Grand Nationals.  Helping with her dream is young Mi (Rooney) a vagabond with a mysterious past.  Young Velvet (Taylor) accepts him without question, but her father (Donald Crisp) is suspicious.  Anne Revere won best supporting actress for her portrayal of wise Mrs. Brown, in this classic film.

2hr. 5min.