Cecil W. Owens

"C. Wayne Owens"
Helpful votes received on reviews: 100% (3 of 3)
Birthday: Nov. 11
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Top Reviewer Ranking: 418,431 - Total Helpful Votes: 3 of 3
Seven Faces of Dr. Lao (Widescreen/Full Screen) <b>DVD</b> ~ Tony Randall
5.0 out of 5 stars Serendipity Cinema #1, June 10 2004
This won an Oscar for Make up, but it is not the kind of film that one would think right off as an award winner. Hey, it has the feel of Roger Corman and George Pal, with a hint of Ray Harryhausen thrown in (Although I am told it was Jim Danforth and crew who did the actual fx)I remember interviewing Tony Randall years ago, when he was touring in "The Music Man." He said his main memory was having his head and eyebrows shaved. He was distressed because it gave him ``this horrible unborn look.'' All that aside, the film is a joy. It is simple, and while seeming simplistic it is far from that. It humbly powerful. There are a thousand reasons to belittle and put down this film. If if… Read more
Conrack <b>VHS</b> ~ Jon Voight
Conrack VHS ~ Jon Voight
5.0 out of 5 stars Serendipity Cinema #11, June 10 2004
A film you may never have heard of, but really should see. Trust me. Based on the book "The Water is Wide" by Pat Conroy this is a real 1970`s movie. It is about hope and love and equality. It is about the magic of learning and the power of teaching. It`s about all the things we are supposed, as a country, to have given up on and rushed, headlong into consumerism. If that is where you are, and you think anyone foolish that thinks otherwise, this is not the film for you. If you hold out hope for the human race, and see promise in the eyes of those who would be more than they are, and those who would see them achieve that goal, you will have a wonderous experience here. It is a… Read more
Matinee <b>DVD</b> ~ John Goodman
Matinee DVD ~ John Goodman
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Serendipity Cinema #10, June 10 2004
A film you may never have heard of, but really should see. Trust me. If you grew up at the movies, like I did, this film is a slam-dunk. You went to the shows and devoured films like "It, The Terror From Beyond Space," & "Earth Vs. The Flying Saucers." The kid in this film is you (or me) and Lawrence Woolsey played by John Goodman is the guy who gave us our favorite junk movies. And add to that that it all takes place in Southern Florida during the Cuban Missile Crisis, and you have a deliciously fun film(I see that look in your eye and you'll just have to trust me on this) Fine performances all around and Joe Dante (a heroically underappreciated director) directing… Read more