Oscar winner Ben Kingsley stars as Russian composer Dmitri Shostakovich in this fascinating biopic from director Tony Palmer. Based loosely on Shostakovich's memoirs that were dictated to and edited by his colleague Solomon Volkov, the film focuses on the composer's complex dealings with Joseph Stalin and the Soviet government, a relationship that included official denunciations of his music and the periodic banning of his work.
Thanks to an untimely demise via drowning, a young couple end up as poltergeists in their New England farmhouse, where they fail to meet the challenge of scaring away the insufferable new owners, who want to make drastic changes.
In this modern take on Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol," Frank Cross (Bill Murray) is a wildly successful television executive whose cold ambition and curmudgeonly nature has driven away the love of his life, Claire Phillips (Karen Allen).
The Police Academy misfits travel to Miami, Florida for their academy's commanding officer, Lassard, to receive a prestigious lifetime award pending his retirement, which takes a turn involving a group of jewel thieves after their stolen loot that Lassard unknowingly has in his possession.
The Popes are a family who haven't been able to use their real identity for years. In the late sixties, the parents set a weapons lab afire in an effort to hinder the government's Vietnam war campaign.