Several older releases had a chance to reconnect with audiences with only one newer release to contend with.
THE AGE OF ADALINE – Drama merges with Science-Fiction in this story of a woman from 1906 who becomes immortal. The film charts the events that grant Adaline this power. When first glimpsed she is in her mid-twenties in San Francisco but she lives in present time under a new name, though she appears to the same age as when she lived at the dawn of the century.
Blake Lively stars as the young woman who has to adjust to watching her loved ones die while struggling to remain anonymous lest she be turned into a lab rat. The move charts how she deals with relationships especially with her daughter who is a senior citizen as the film opens.
DEFIANCE – Jan-Michael Vincent stars in this vigilante melodrama form the late seventies. he plays a merchant marine killing time in New York’s lower east side while waiting for a boat. He becomes involved with a young woman and steps in when she and her neighbors are terrorized by a violent gang. Good stuff with an odd mix of actors which include Theresa Saldana, Art Carney, Danny Aiello and Tony Sirrico (Paulie Walnuts on The Sopranos).
RODDY PIPER DOUBLE FEATURE – Two action flicks featuring the late, great, wrestling star.
SCI-FIGHTERS – Here the Hot Rod is cats as a cop in the future who must go after his ex-partner. This snake also killed Piper’s wife but is now back on earth after escaping form a prison n the moon. the wrinkle is that he is carrying a deadly disease and nee captured pronto.
TERMINAL RUSH – Here the Rowdy one is cast as the bad guy. to prove how mean he is he has taken hostage at the Hoover Dam. Don “The Dragon” Wilson is the cop who must take on Piper and his gang while trying to save the hostages and the dam itself. Fun ,if low budget, ‘Die Hard” knockoff.
Tom Doty is a columnist for The Floyd County Times.