April 12, 1991: Highlander II, Sleeping With The Enemy and Bonfire Of The Vanities

“It’s time for a new kind of magic.”

Highlander_II-1991Highlander II: The Quickening is an American science fiction action film directed by Russell Mulcahy and starring Christopher Lambert, Sean Connery, Virginia Madsen, and Michael Ironside. It is the second installment to the Highlander film series, and it was first released on 12 April 1991, in the UK, ahead of the US, on 1 November 1991.

The film has received negative reviews from critics and fans of the Highlander franchise for its numerous retcons of the prior film, which drastically altered the series storyline, as well as numerous continuity errors and several instances of logical inconsistencies, among other complaints. As a result, several alternative versions have been released by the filmmakers in an attempt to correct these common complaints, and the original theatrical edition has been considered to be one of the worst films ever released. [Wikipedia]

See the trailer on the Umbrella Entertainment YouTube Channel.

“She is a stranger in a small town. She changed her name. Her looks. Her life. All to escape the most dangerous man she’s ever met. Her husband.”

sleeping with the enemy - cinema quad movie poster (1).jpgSleeping with the Enemy is a psychological thriller film directed by Joseph Ruben and starring Julia Roberts and Patrick Bergin. The film is based on Nancy Price’s 1987 novel of the same name. Roberts plays a woman who escapes from her abusive husband, from Cape Cod to Cedar Falls, Iowa, where she captures the attention of a kindly college drama teacher. [Wikipedia]

Watch the trailer on the Fox InternationalROW YouTube Channel.

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“Take one Wall Street tycoon, his Fifth Avenue mistress, a reporter hungry for fame, and make the wrong turn in The Bronx…then sit back and watch the sparks fly.”

Bonfire_of_the_Vanities-1991The Bonfire of the Vanities is a 1990 American comedy-drama film adaptation of the best-selling novel of the same name by Tom Wolfe, originally serialized in Rolling Stone. A critical and commercial flop, the movie was directed by Brian De Palma, and stars Tom Hanks as Sherman McCoy, Bruce Willis as Peter Fallow, Melanie Griffith as Maria Ruskin, and Kim Cattrall as Judy McCoy, Sherman’s wife. The screenplay was written by Michael Cristofer, and the original music score was composed by Dave Grusin. The film was marketed with the tagline “An outrageous story of greed, lust and vanity in America.” [Wikipedia]

Watch the trailer on the Warner Bros YouTube Channel.

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