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Top Ten Records - August 2016

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Top Ten Films - August 2016

1. - The Goonies

[PG] – 1985 – Richard Donner – Adventure, Comedy, Family
Starring: Sean Astin, Josh Brolin, Jeff Cohen
In order to save their home from foreclosure, a group of misfits set out to find a pirate’s ancient treasure. Story by Steven Spielberg.


2. - Grand Budapest Hotel


[R] – 2014 – Wes Anderson – Comedy
Starring: Ralph Fiennes, F. Murray Abraham, Mathieu Amalric
The adventures of Gustave H, a legendary concierge at a famous hotel from the fictional Republic of Zubrowka between the first and second World Wars, and Zero Moustafa, the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend.


3. - When Harry Met Sally


[R] – 1989 – Rob Reiner – Comedy, Drama, Romance
Starring: Billy Crystal, Meg Ryan, Carrie Fisher
Harry and Sally have known each other for years, and are very good friends, but they fear sex would ruin the friendship. Screenplay by Nora Ephron.


4. - True Romance


[R] – 1993 – Tony Scott – Crime, Drama, Thriller
Starring: Christian Slater, Patricia Arquette, Dennis Hopper
Clarence marries hooker Alabama, steals cocaine from her pimp, and tries to sell it in Hollywood, while the owners of the coke try to reclaim it. Screenplay by Quentin Tarantino.


5. - Short Circuit


[PG] – 1986 – John Badham – Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Starring: Ally Sheedy, Steve Guttenberg, Fisher Stevens
Number 5 of a group of experimental robots in a lab is electrocuted, suddenly becomes self-aware, and escapes.


6. - Kindergarten Cop


[PG-13] – 1990 – Ivan Reitman – Comedy, Action, Crime
Starring: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Penelope Ann Miller, Pamela Reed
A tough cop is given his most difficult assignment ever: to masquerade as a kindergarten teacher in order to find a drug dealer.


7. - Blazing Saddles


[R] – 1974 – Mel Brooks – Comedy, Western
Starring: Cleavon Little, Gene Wilder, Slim Pickens
To ruin a western town, a corrupt political boss appoints a black sheriff, who promptly becomes his most formidable adversary.


8. - Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory


[G] – 1971 – Mel Stuart – Family, Fantasy
Starring: Gene Wilder, Jack Albertson, Peter Ostrum
A poor boy wins the opportunity to tour the most eccentric and wonderful candy factory of all.


9. - Will Farrell Collection


Step Brothers
[R] – 2008 – Adam McKay – Comedy
Starring: Will Ferrell, John C. Reilly, Mary Steenburgen
Two aimless middle-aged losers still living at home are forced against their will to become room-mates when their parents marry.


Talladega Nights
[PG-13] – 2006 – Adam McKay – Comedy
Starring: Will Ferrell, John C. Reilly, Sacha Baron Cohen
#1 NASCAR driver Ricky Bobby stays atop the heap thanks to a pact with his best friend and teammate, Cal Naughton, Jr. But when a French Formula One driver, makes his way up the ladder, Ricky Bobby’s talent and devotion are put to the test.


The Other Guys
[PG-13] – 2010 – Adam McKay – Comedy
Starring: Will Ferrell, Mark Wahlberg, Derek Jeter
Two mismatched New York City detectives seize an opportunity to step up like the city’s top cops whom they idolize – only things don’t quite go as planned.


10. - The Warriors


[R] – 1979 – Walter Hill – Action, Thriller
Starring: Michael Beck, James Remar, Dorsey Wright
In 1979 a charismatic leader summons the street gangs of New York City in a bid to take it over. When he is killed, The Warriors are falsely blamed and now must fight their way home while every other gang is hunting them down to kill them.

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Top Ten Records - July 2016

The Top Ten most popular records in the commodore lending library this month

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1 - Radiohead - In Rainbows

2 - Sly & The Family Stone - There's A Riot Goin' On

3 - The Beatles - The Beatles

4 - Paul Simon - Graceland

5 - Johnny Cash - A Thing Called Love

6 - Duran Duran - Arena

7 - The Dave Brubeck Quartet - Time Out

8 - The Who - Tommy

9 - John Coltrane - The Best Of John Coltrane - His Greatest Years, Vol. 2

10 - Electric Light Orchestra - Discovery

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Top Ten Films - July 2016

You might not be surprised by the #1 slot this month, but the results are in, and they show without a doubt:

Commodore guests are every bit as silly as they are spooky and savvy. 

1 - The Goonies 

[PG] – 1985 – Richard Donner – Adventure, Comedy, Family
Starring: Sean Astin, Josh Brolin, Jeff Cohen
In order to save their home from foreclosure, a group of misfits set out to find a pirate’s ancient treasure. Story by Steven Spielberg.

2 - The Bourne Supremacy

[PG-13] – 2004 – Paul Greengrass – Action, Crime, Thriller
Starring: Matt Damon, Franka Potente, Joan Allen
When Jason Bourne is framed for a CIA operation gone awry, he is forced to resume his former life as a trained assassin to survive.

3 - The Life Aquatic

[R] – 2004 – Wes Anderson – Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Starring: Bill Murray, Owen Wilson, Anjelica Huston
With a plan to exact revenge on a mythical shark that killed his partner, oceanographer Steve Zissou rallies a crew that includes his estranged wife, a journalist, and a man who may or may not be his son.

4 - Ghostbusters

[PG] – 1984 – Ivan Reitman – Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Starring: Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Sigourney Weaver
Three unemployed parapsychology professors set up shop as a unique ghost removal service.

5 - Will Ferrel Triple Feature: Step Brothers,  The Other Guys and Talladega Nights

Step Brothers
[R] – 2008 – Adam McKay – Comedy
Starring: Will Ferrell, John C. Reilly, Mary Steenburgen
Two aimless middle-aged losers still living at home are forced against their will to become room-mates when their parents marry.

The Other Guys
[PG-13] – 2010 – Adam McKay – Comedy
Starring: Will Ferrell, Mark Wahlberg, Derek Jeter
Two mismatched New York City detectives seize an opportunity to step up like the city’s top cops whom they idolize – only things don’t quite go as planned.

Talladega Nights
[PG-13] – 2006 – Adam McKay – Comedy
Starring: Will Ferrell, John C. Reilly, Sacha Baron Cohen
#1 NASCAR driver Ricky Bobby stays atop the heap thanks to a pact with his best friend and teammate, Cal Naughton, Jr. But when a French Formula One driver, makes his way up the ladder, Ricky Bobby’s talent and devotion are put to the test.

 

6 - True Romance

[R] – 1993 – Tony Scott – Crime, Drama, Thriller
Starring: Christian Slater, Patricia Arquette, Dennis Hopper
Clarence marries hooker Alabama, steals cocaine from her pimp, and tries to sell it in Hollywood, while the owners of the coke try to reclaim it. Screenplay by Quentin Tarantino.

7 - Tommy Boy

[PG-13] – 1995 – Peter Segal – Comedy
Starring: Chris Farley, David Spade, Brian Dennehy
An incompetent, immature, and dimwitted heir to an auto parts factory must save the business to keep it out of the hands of his new, con-artist relatives and big business.

8 - The Talented Mr Ripley

[R] – 1999 – Anthony Minghella – Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Starring: Matt Damon, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jude Law
In late 1950s New York, Tom Ripley, a young underachiever, is sent to Italy to retrieve a rich and spoiled millionaire playboy, named Dickie Greenleaf. But when the errand fails, Ripley takes extreme measures.

9 - The Ring Two

[NR] – 2005 – Hideo Nakata – Horror
Starring: Naomi Watts, David Dorfman, Sissy Spacek
Six months after the incidents involving the lethal videotape, new clues prove that there is a new evil lurking in the darkness.

10 - The Omen

[R] – 1976 – Richard Donner – Horror
Starring: Gregory Peck, Lee Remick, Harvey Stephens
Mysterious deaths surround an American ambassador. Could the child that he is raising actually be the anti-christ? The devil’s own son?

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June's Most Popular Records

photo courtesy @jpakattack

photo courtesy @jpakattack

Just in case you weren't already in the know, we've got portable record players available for in-room listening, and a lovely listening library.

Last month, these were the biggest hits. Starting at the top:

  1. Radiohead - In Rainbows
  2. Coltrane - his greatest years, vol 2
  3. Led Zeppelin - III
  4. Rolling Stones - Let it Bleed
  5. Paul Simon - Graceland
  6. Lou Reed - Transformer
  7. Fleetwood Mac - Rumours
  8. The Beatles - White Album
  9. Queen - Killers Live
  10. Kraftwerk - Radio Activity

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June's Most Popular Films

the most popular rentals from our carefully curated film library 

the most popular rentals from our carefully curated film library 

"The Goonies" is so far ahead, it almost isn't fair, but the people have spoken! 

  1. The Goonies
  2. True Romance
  3. Three Amigos
  4. The Thing
  5. The Princess Bride
  6. The Life Aquatic
  7. Rushmore
  8. Lost Highway
  9. Grand Budapest Hotel
  10. Blood Simple

Movie rentals are complimentary for our guests. Your friendly Front Desk technician is standing by to provide disks and recommendations.

Check out our film library   

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