Tuesday, April 29, 2014

The Cutting Edge (1992) 

At the 1988 Winter Olympics at Calgary, we see Doug Dorsey battered in a vicious hockey game against West Germany. We then see Kate Moseley doing her program and falling when a lift goes bad. Both have fought all their life to get to the Olympics and suddenly the dream has been shattered. The movie then follows Kate, a tempermental but talented figure skater, through many partners until finally her coach resorts to recruiting a hockey player. Through the difficult training of 15 hours of skating a day they finally prepare for Nationals and the Olympics. A romance is budding and their final show could bend or break them as they try to achieve their dreams of an Olympic Gold medal.

Coming To America (1988)

An African prince goes to Queens, New York City to find a wife whom he can respect for her intelligence and will.


 Eddie Murphy, Arsenio Hall, James Earl Jones
What to watch - Island Dreams (2013)

An underprivileged Filipina who dreams to become a singer meets an American vacationer looking for a one night stand, both ultimately finding something else.