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2 Fast 2 Furious 
1.32 GB 
AMG SYNOPSIS: Vin Diesel opted to not appear in the sequel to the film the shot him to stardom in the first place, The Fast and the Furious. With the character of Dominic Toretto out of the picture, 2 Fast 2 Furious concentrates exclusively on the latest exploits of undercover agent Brian O'Connor, played by Paul Walker. In addition, with director Rob Cohen passing, producers have added a dash of credibility to the sequel by hiring John Singleton to helm. What does completely remain from the first film is the presence of fast-living underground street-racing gangs. Moving from Los Angeles to Miami, O'Connor is looking to redeem himself after the events of the first movie, so he again goes undercover to infiltrate another group of thuggish car enthusiasts. This time around he's enlisted the help of ex-con Roman Pierce (Tyrese) and fellow agent Monica Celemente (Eva Mendes) to bring down Carter Verone (Cole Hauser), an importer/exporter who heads up a massive drug trafficking operation. Heading up the supporting cast are hip-hop stars Ludacris and Fabolous. -- Matthew Tobey

Moods : Adrenaline Rush
Themes : Car Racing | Going Undercover | Drug Trade
Keywords : street-racing, ex-policeman, infiltration, surveillance, undercover, drug-trade, investigation, agent [representative]
Action, Action Thriller, Crime Thriller 
Paul Walker ... Brian O'Connor
Tyrese Gibson ... Roman Pearce
Eva Mendes ... Monica Fuentes
Cole Hauser ... Carter Verone
James Remar ... Agent Markham
Thom Barry ... Agent Bilkins
Michael Ealy ... Slap Jack
Devon Aoki ... Suki
Matt Gallini ... Enrique
Edward Finlay ... Agent Dunn
Amaury Nolasco ... Orange Julius
John Cenatiempo ... Dane Korpi
Corey Michael Eubanks ... Max Campisi
Sam Maloof ... Joe Osborne
Jose Perez ... Jose
Tony Bolano ... Gardener
Tara Carroll ... Seductress
Nievecita Dubuque ... Suki's Girl
Cobette Harper ... Agent
Mateo Herreros ... Detective
Tequilla Hill ... Suki's Girl
Bettina Huffer ... Suki's Girl
Tamara Jones ... Customs Technician
Marc Macaulay ... Agent
Zachary L. Mann ... U.S. Customs Lead Agent
Neal H. Moritz ... Swerving Cop
Phuong Tuyet Vo ... Suki's Girl
Felecia Rafield ... Detective
Sincerely A. Ward ... Slap Jack's Girlfriend
3:10 to Yuma 
AMG SYNOPSIS: Russell Crowe plays a desperado whose accomplices stage an ambush after he is taken into custody by a determined local sheriff in this remake of the 1957 film starring Glenn Ford and Van Heflin. James Mangold directs a script based on the Elmore Leonard short story and penned by Stuart Beattie, Michael Brandt, and Derek Haas. -- Jason Buchanan

Moods : Tough Guys
Themes : Heroic Mission | Righting the Wronged
Keywords : bounty, train [locomotive], cat-and-mouse, ambush, captive, captor
Western, Outlaw (Gunfighter) Film, Psychological Western 
Russell Crowe ... Ben Wade
Christian Bale ... Dan Evans
Peter Fonda ... Byron McElroy
Gretchen Mol ... Alice Evans
Ben Foster ... Charlie Prince
Dallas Roberts ... Grayson Butterfield
Alan Tudyk ... Doc Potter
Vinessa Shaw ... Emma Nelson
Logan Lerman ... William Evans
Kevin Durand ... Tucker
Lennie Loftin ... Glen Hollander
Rio Alexander ... Campos
Johnny Whitworth ... Tommy Darden
Ramon Frank ... Kinter
Deryle J. Lujan ... Nez
Brian Duffy ... Sutherland
Jason Rodriguez ... Tighe
Chris Browning ... Crawley
Chad Brummett ... Kane
Forrest Fyre ... Walter Boles
Luke Wilson ... Zeke
Benjamin Petry ... Mark Evans
Arron Shiver ... Bill Moons
Sean Hennigan ... Marshal Will Doane
Jason Henning ... Train Clerk
The 5th Wave 
AMG SYNOPSIS: Based on the acclaimed 2013 young-adult sci-fi novel by Rick Yancey, The 5th Wave follows a 16-year-old survivor of a catastrophic alien invasion. Cassie (Chloë Grace Moretz) is a high-school student leading a normal life, including a crush on a football star (Nick Robinson), when extraterrestrials invade Earth and kill millions of humans. Now, she must rescue her kidnapped brother (Zackary Arthur) while figuring out whom she can trust. Ron Livingston and Maggie Siff co-star as Cassie's parents. Directed by J Blakeson. -- Tom Ciampoli

Themes : End of the World | Evil Aliens | Obsessive Quests | Post-Apocalypse | Sibling Relationships
Keywords : alien [not human], Apocalypse, brother, crush, girl, invasion, search, zombie
Science Fiction, Sci-Fi Disaster Film, Teen Movie 
Chloë Grace Moretz ... Cassie Sullivan
Tony Revolori ... Dumbo
Nick Robinson ... Ben Parish
Alex Roe ... Evan Walker
Liev Schreiber ... Colonel Vosch
Bailey Anne Borders ... Julia
Ron Livingston ... Oliver Sullivan
Maggie Siff ... Lisa Sullivan
E. Roger Mitchell ... White House Spokesman
Charmin Lee ... Ms. Paulson
Terry Serpico ... Hutchfield
Derek Roberts ... Private Parker
Justin Smith ... Armed Man
Maria Bello ... Sergeant Reznik
Adora Dei ... Exam Room Tech
Alex Macnicoll ... Flintstone
Nadji Jeter ... Poundcake
Maika Monroe ... Ringer
Kendrick Cross ... Situation Room Soldier
Chelsea Hayes ... Tech Soldier
Michael Beasley ... Major Bob
8 Mile 
AMG SYNOPSIS: Controversial rap star Eminem makes his acting debut in this hard-edged urban drama, inspired in part by incidents from the musician's own life. Jimmy Smith (Eminem), known to his friends as Rabbit, is a young man trying to make his way out of the burned-out shell of inner-city Detroit. Rabbit's entire life has been a hard climb, and it certainly hasn't gotten any easier lately; Rabbit has just been dumped by his girlfriend, forcing him to move back in with his emotionally unstable mother, Stephanie (Kim Basinger), and he's getting along especially poorly with Stephanie's new boyfriend. Rabbit has a factory job that's tough, demeaning, and doesn't pay especially well, and he's convinced his skills as a rapper are his only real hope at a better life. Rabbit makes music with a crew of DJ's and MC's who call themselves Three One Third, among them his close friend Future (Mekhi Phifer), but his status as a white kid making music in a predominantly African-American community and culture is extremely intimidating, and after Rabbit freezes up in the midst of an MC battle, he's convinced he's missed his chance and that he's doomed to lead a marginal life as a factory rat for the rest of his days. With the help of his friends, and his new girlfriend Alex (Brittany Murphy), Rabbit struggles to work up the courage and the confidence to take one more shot at making his dream a reality. 8 Mile was shot on location in Detroit; the name refers to 8 Mile Road, a thoroughfare along the city's perimeter which effectively separates the middle-class suburban neighborhoods from the lower-class inner-city. -- Mark Deming

Moods : Only Human | Triumph of the Spirit
Themes : Musician's Life | Mothers and Sons | Underdogs | Big Break | Inner City Blues | Race Relations | Down on Their Luck
Keywords : factory, girlfriend, hip-hop-music, mother, performer, slums, trailer-park
Drama, Musical Drama, Urban Drama 
Eminem ... Jimmy Smith, Jr., AKA Rabbit
Kim Basinger ... Stephanie Smith
Brittany Murphy ... Alex
Mekhi Phifer ... Future
Evan Jones ... Cheddar Bob
Omar Benson Miller ... Sol George
Eugene Byrd ... Wink
De'Angelo Wilson ... DJ Iz
Anthony Mackie ... Papa Doc
Taryn Manning ... Janeane
Michael Shannon ... Greg Buehl
Chloe Greenfield ... Lily
Craig Chandler ... Paul
Paul Bates ... Manny
Jennifer Kitchen
Brandon T. Jackson ... Club Patron
AMG SYNOPSIS: Tom Welles (Nicolas Cage) is a surveillance expert on the rise. He's living the American dream with a wife, Amy (Catherine Keener), infant daughter, and a house in the suburbs of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. After the completion of an assignment for a U.S. Senator, Welles is summoned to the house of a recently deceased captain of industry. His widow, in settling his estate, has discovered an 8MM film in her late husband's private safe. The silent short depicts the apparent murder of a young woman by a large, masked figure, what is known as a "snuff" film. Greatly disturbed by the film's contents, the widow hires Welles to find the identity of the woman and determine if she is still alive. Welles finds the girl's identity and follows her trail from the time she ran away from home to Hollywood. Once there, Welles meets adult bookstore clerk Max California (Joaquin Phoenix) to act as Virgil to Welles' Dante. As the two begin their descent into the world of underground pornography, the detective grows more and more distant from his family, as if he cannot shake the taint of the world in which he now walks. Tom and Max eventually meet pornographers Dino Velvet (Peter Stormare) and Eddie Poole (James Gandolfini). By this time the detective finds he can no longer walk out of the inferno. -- Ron Wells

Moods : Nail-biters
Themes : Obsessive Quests | Fish Out of Water | Private Eyes | Thrill Crime
Keywords : private-detective, pornography, snuff-film, runaway [from home], underground [counterculture], bookstore
Thriller, Crime Thriller 
Nicolas Cage ... Tom Welles
Joaquin Phoenix ... Max California
James Gandolfini ... Eddie Poole
Peter Stormare ... Dino Velvet
Anthony Heald ... Longdale
Catherine Keener ... Amy Welles
Myra Carter ... Mrs. Christian
Amy Morton ... Janet Mathews
Jenny Powell
Anne Gee Byrd
Jack Betts
Luis Oropeza
Rachel Singer
Don Creech
Norman Reedus
10 Cloverfield Lane 
AMG SYNOPSIS: Following a car accident, Michelle (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) awakens in the basement fallout shelter of a conspiracy-crazed man (John Goodman) who claims to have saved her from the wreckage of the crash. He also informs her that a chemical attack has devastated the surrounding area, rendering the outside world uninhabitable. Emmett (John Gallagher Jr.), who barely made it into the shelter, corroborates this version of events, but Michelle remains suspicious. As the dynamics within the bunker continually shift, she begins to doubt the truth of both what's happening in the shelter and in the outside world. Dan Trachtenberg made his feature-length debut with this semi-sequel sci-fi thriller, produced by J.J. Abrams and written by Josh Campbell, Matthew Stuecken, and Damien Chazelle. -- Daniel Gelb

Moods : Nail-biters
Themes : Experiments Gone Awry
Keywords : accident, attack, car, emergency, life, shelter, toxic-accident
Science Fiction, Thriller, Sci-Fi Disaster Film 
Mary Elizabeth Winstead ... Michelle
John Goodman ... Howard Stambler
John Gallagher, Jr. ... Emmett
Maya Erskine ... Darcy
Cindy Hogan ... Neighbor Woman
Douglas M. Griffin ... Driver
Suzanne Cryer ... Woman
Bradley Cooper ... Ben
Sumalee G. Montano ... Voice on Radio
1014 4/4
12 Angry Men 
AMG SYNOPSIS: A Puerto Rican youth is on trial for murder, accused of knifing his father to death. The twelve jurors retire to the jury room, having been admonished that the defendant is innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. Eleven of the jurors vote for conviction, each for reasons of his own. The sole holdout is Juror #8, played by Henry Fonda. As Fonda persuades the weary jurors to re-examine the evidence, we learn the backstory of each man. Juror #3 (Lee J. Cobb), a bullying self-made man, has estranged himself from his own son. Juror #7 (Jack Warden) has an ingrained mistrust of foreigners; so, to a lesser extent, does Juror #6 (Edward Binns). Jurors #10 (Ed Begley) and #11 (George Voskovec), so certain of the infallibility of the Law, assume that if the boy was arrested, he must be guilty. Juror #4 (E.G. Marshall) is an advocate of dispassionate deductive reasoning. Juror #5 (Jack Klugman), like the defendant a product of "the streets," hopes that his guilty vote will distance himself from his past. Juror #12 (Robert Webber), an advertising man, doesn't understand anything that he can't package and market. And Jurors #1 (Martin Balsam), #2 (John Fiedler) and #9 (Joseph Sweeney), anxious not to make waves, "go with the flow." The excruciatingly hot day drags into an even hotter night; still, Fonda chips away at the guilty verdict, insisting that his fellow jurors bear in mind those words "reasonable doubt." A pet project of Henry Fonda's, Twelve Angry Men was his only foray into film production; the actor's partner in this venture was Reginald Rose, who wrote the 1954 television play on which the film was based. Carried over from the TV version was director Sidney Lumet, here making his feature-film debut. A flop when it first came out (surprisingly, since it cost almost nothing to make), Twelve Angry Men holds up beautifully when seen today. It was remade for television in 1997 by director William Friedkin with Jack Lemmon and George C. Scott. --

Moods : Food for Thought
Themes : Class Differences | Redemption | Social Injustice
Keywords : justice, jury, courtroom, prejudice, trial [courtroom], acquittal, conflict, evidence, one-against-odds
Attributes : High Artistic Quality, High Historical Importance
Drama, Courtroom Drama 
Henry Fonda ... Juror #8
Lee J. Cobb ... Juror #3
Ed Begley, Sr. ... Juror #10
E.G. Marshall ... Juror #4
Jack Klugman ... Juror #5
Jack Warden ... Juror #7
Martin Balsam ... Juror #1
Edward Binns ... Juror #6
Joseph Sweeney ... Juror #9
George Voskovec ... Juror #11
Robert Webber ... Juror #12
Rudy Bond ... Judge
John Savoca ... Defendant
John Fiedler ... Juror #2
1190 2/4
12 Strong 
AMG SYNOPSIS: In the immediate aftermath of 9/11, a U.S. Special Forces unit undertake a dangerous mission in Afghanistan to strike back against the Taliban. There, they find common allies among the Afghani people, and must adapt to their new terrain by learning to fight on horseback. 12 Strong was directed by Nicolai Fuglsig, and is based on the non-fiction book Horse Soldiers by Douglas Stanton. Chris Hemsworth, Michael Shannon, Michael Peña, Trevante Rhodes, Navid Negahban, Elsa Pataky, William Fichtner, and Rob Riggle star. -- Jack Rodgers

Moods : For Love of Country
Themes : Behind Enemy Lines | Bodyguards | Military Life
Keywords : Afghanistan, behind-enemy-lines, danger, Special-Forces, suicide-mission, Taliban
Attributes : High Budget
Drama, War, Buddy Film, War Adventure, War Drama 
Chris Hemsworth ... Captain Mitch Nelson
Michael Shannon ... Hal Spencer
Michael Peña ... Sam Diller
Navid Negahban ... General Dostum
Geoff Stults ... Sean Coffers
Thad Luckinbill ... Vern Michaels
Elsa Pataky ... Jean Nelson
William Fichtner ... Colonel Mulholland
Rob Riggle ... Lt. Colonel Bowers
Jack Kesy ... Actor
Austin Stowell
Ben O'Toole ... Scott Black
Laith Nakli ... Commander Ahmed Lal
Veronica Diaz-Carranza ... Lt. Henriques
Fahim Fazli ... Commander Khaled
Seth Adkins ... Josh
Kenny Sheard ... Sergeant First Class Bill Bennett
Mustafa Haidari ... Taliban Fighter
Kenneth Miller ... Jackson
Martin Palmer ... Northern Alliance Soldier
Tim Aydelott ... Special Forces First Sargent
David White ... Northern Alliance Soldier/Dostum Flank
Robert Doudell ... Rug Merchant
12 Years a Slave 
AMG SYNOPSIS: Steve McQueen's 12 Years a Slave stars Chiwetel Ejifor as Solomon Northup, a free black man in 1840s America. He makes his living as a fiddle player, and his wife is a teacher. He is shanghaied by a pair of nefarious white men, and soon finds himself on a ship headed to New Orleans where he is informed he will be called Platt and is sold into slavery by an unscrupulous businessman (Paul Giamatti). As he toils away for the kindhearted but conflicted plantation owner Mr. Ford (Benedict Cumberbatch), who recognizes that Platt is both educated and an artist, he butts head with Ford's underlings, especially the casually cruel Tibeats (Paul Dano). After they have a violent altercation, Ford fears for his slave's life and sells him to Mr. Epps (Michael Fassbender), an alcoholic sadist who owns a cotton plantation.
Though Epps reads from the bible to his property, as he frequently refers to his slaves, he is himself not immune to sins of the flesh. He has taken the young Patsey (Lupita Nyong'o) - his best cotton picker -- as his lover, and this doesn't sit well at all with his severe wife (Sarah Paulson), whose particular hatred for blacks and her jealousy fuels her many degrading actions toward Patsey. Solomon bides his time, attempts to preserve a modicum of self-respect, and waits for the chance to reclaim his rightful name as well as his family. -- Perry Seibert

Themes : Kidnapping | Social Injustice
Keywords : kidnapping, plantation, slavery
Drama, Historical Epic, Period Film, Rural Drama 
Chiwetel Ejiofor ... Solomon Northup
Michael Fassbender ... Edwin Epps
Brad Pitt ... Bass
Benedict Cumberbatch ... Ford
Paul Giamatti ... Freeman
Sarah Paulson ... Mistress Epps
Lupita Nyong'o ... Patsey
Alfre Woodard ... Mistress Shaw
Scoot McNairy ... Brown
Garret Dillahunt ... Armsby
Dwight Henry ... Uncle Abram
Dickie Gravois ... Overseer
Bryan Batt ... Judge Turner
Ashley Dyke ... Anna
Kelsey Scott ... Anne Northup
Quvenzhané Wallis ... Margaret Northup
Tony Bentley ... Mr. Moon
Taran Killam ... Hamilton
Bill Camp ... Radburn
Mister Mackey Jr. ... Randall
Chris Chalk ... Clemens
Craig Tate ... John
Adepero Oduye ... Eliza
Storm Reid ... Emily
Tom Proctor ... Biddee
Marc Macaulay ... Captain
Vivian Fleming-Alvarez ... Mulatto Woman
Douglas M. Griffin ... Sailor
John McConnell ... Jonus Ray
Marcus Lyle Brown ... Jasper
Richard Holden ... Fitzgerald
Anwan Glover ... Cape
Liza J. Bennett ... Mistress Ford
Nicole Collins ... Rachel
J.D. Evermore ... Chapin
Deneen D. Tyler ... Phebe
Mustafa Harris ... Sam
Gregory Bright ... Edward
Austin Purnell ... Bob
Thomas Francis Murphy ... Patroller
Andre Shanks ... Victim 1
Kelvin Harrison ... Victim 2
Scott M. Jefferson ... Master Shaw
Isaiah Jackson ... Zachary
Topsy Chapman ... Slave Spiritual Singer
Devin Maurice Evans ... Slave Spiritual Singer
Jay Huguley ... Sheriff
Willo Jean-Baptiste ... Margaret's Husband
Cameron Zeigler ... Alonzo Northup
Devyn Tyler ... Margaret Northup (adult)
858 2/4
13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi 
AMG SYNOPSIS: 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi is an action thriller based on the 2014 non-fiction book written by journalist Mitchell Zuckoff with the Annex Security Team. The film depicts the harrowing true story of the attack on a U.S. embassy outpost in Benghazi, Libya, on September 11, 2012, which killed four Americans (including U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens). After the assault begins, an ex-military security team are tasked with protecting a covert CIA base approximately a mile from the outpost. Directed by Michael Bay, the film stars John Krasinski, James Badge Dale, and Pablo Schreiber. -- Tom Ciampoli

Moods : Food for Thought
Themes : Behind Enemy Lines | Heroic Mission | Mercenaries | Military Life
Drama, War, Combat Films, War Drama 
John Krasinski ... Jack
Pablo Schreiber ... Tanto
Max Martini ... Oz
David Giuntoli ... Scott Wickland
Toby Stephens ... Glen "Bub" Doherty
David Costabile ... The Chief
Elektra Anastasi ... CIA Agent
Dominic Fumusa ... Tig
Alexia Barlier ... Sona Jillani
Demetrius Grosse ... DS Agent Dave Ubben
Freddie Stroma ... Brit Vaynor
David Denman ... Boon
Wrenn Schmidt ... Becky Silva
Peyman Moaadi ... Amahl
Andrei Claude ... Bandolier Militiaman
Kenny Sheard ... Delta 1
Ivy George ... Emily
Frida Cauchi ... Fareed's Wife
Sope Aluko ... BBC News Anchor
Husam Chadat ... Cleric
Andre Agius ... 17th Feb Militiaman
Nicholas Tabone ... CIA Staff
16 Blocks 
AMG SYNOPSIS: A hard-drinking, hard-living cop assigned the task of transporting a small-time criminal to the nearby courthouse finds that a simple, 16-block drive can be the longest ride of his life in director Richard Donner's urban action thriller. Hung-over, has-been cop Jack Mosley (Bruce Willis) has seen better days, and all that the force expects out of him these days is to stay out of trouble while he's on the clock. Eddie Bunker (Mos Def) is set to testify before a grand jury at 10:00 a.m., and it's up to Mosely to make sure that Bunker makes it to the courthouse in one piece -- a job that Mosely estimates will take a maximum of 15 minutes. A black van has been trailing the pair unnoticed, though, and after stopping off at a nearby liquor store to pick up some breakfast, Mosely emerges from the store just in time to save Eddie from the lethal bullet of a determined assassin. When backup arrives in the form of Detective Frank Nugent (David Morse), Mosely quickly realizes that the detective on Nugent's team is the same cop that Bunker is set to testify against. Now faced with the tough task of dodging bullets and eluding a massive onslaught of corrupt cops, Mosely must keep Bunker alive long enough to get him before the judge and ensure that justice is served. -- Jason Buchanan

Moods : Nail-biters
Themes : Crisis of Conscience | Police Corruption | Race Against Time | Witness Protection
Keywords : criminal, escort, police-corruption, police-detective, police-officer, testimony
Crime, Crime Thriller 
Bruce Willis ... Jack Mosley
David Morse ... Frank Nugent
Jenna Stern ... Diane Mosley
Casey Sander ... Captain Gruber
Cylk Cozart ... Jimmy Mulvey
David Zayas ... Robert Torres
Robert Racki ... Jerry Shue
Brenda Pressley ... Assistant Da MacDonald
Patrick Garrow ... Touhey
Sasha Roiz ... Kaller
Conrad Pla ... Ortiz
Hechter Ubarry ... Maldonado
Richard Fitzpatrick ... Deputy Commissioner Wagner
Peter McRobbie ... Mike Sheehan
Robert Clohessy ... Cannova
Jess Mal Gibbons ... Pederson
Kim Chan ... Sam
Scott McCord ... Lieutenant Kincaid
David Sparrow ... Holding Cell Officer
Angela Seto ... Chinese Wife
Nick Alachiotis ... Russian
Richard Wenk ... ADA's Detective
Ryan Wulff ... DA's Clerk
Stephen Kahan ... Restaurant Owner
Sam Moses ... Bus Passenger
Kathy Imrie ... Bus Passenger
Tom Wlaschiha ... Bus Passenger
Paul L.Q. Lee ... Asian Shop Owner
Heather Dawn ... The Juror
Daryl Dismond ... Man In Suit
Beatriz Yuste ... Subway Commuter
Rolando Alvarez Giacoman ... Subway Commuter
30 Minutes or Less 
AMG SYNOPSIS: Small-town pizza delivery driver Nick (Jesse Eisenberg) stumbles into an elaborate crime scheme when he's abducted by a pair of ambitious criminals (Danny McBride and Nick Swardson) who coerce him into robbing a bank on a strict timeline. Desperate, Nick implores his former best friend Chet (Aziz Ansari) to help him out of the predicament. But with each attempt to thwart the would-be criminal geniuses, Nick and Chet find their dire situation spinning faster out of control. -- Jason Buchanan

Moods : Comedy on the Edge | Nail-biters
Themes : Bank Robbery | Unlikely Criminals | Witnessing a Crime
Keywords : bank, criminal, pizza, predicament
Comedy, Action Comedy, Crime Comedy 
Jesse Eisenberg ... Nick
Danny McBride ... Dwayne
Aziz Ansari ... Chet
Nick Swardson ... Travis
Dilshad Vadsaria ... Kate
Michael Peña ... Chango
Bianca Kajlich ... Juicy
Fred Ward ... The Major
Samuel Johnston ... 15 Year Old #1
Jack Foley ... 15 Year Old #2
Elizabeth Wright Shapiro ... Chet's Date
Brett Gelman ... Pizza Boss
Paul Tierney ... Rodney
Staci Fletcher ... Family Dollar Cashier
Gary Brichetto ... Mr. Fisher
Ilyssa Fradin ... Mom
Grace Heemstra ... Daughter
Torey Adkins ... Big Guy
Rebecca Cox ... Sandra
Rick Irwin ... Bank Manager
Wayne Bibbs ... Bank Customer
Jamaal Hines ... Cop Outside Bank
Joseph Lyman ... Alley Cop
David Fleischer ... Bus Passenger #4
Lucas Fleischer ... Random Local
Matthew Napier Sullivan ... Random Tanning Guy
850 1/4
AMG SYNOPSIS: Rob Zombie directed this horror thriller about five traveling carnival workers who are kidnapped on the morning of Halloween in 1976 and forced to play a deadly game known as "31." In order to survive, they must fight their way through a group of ravenous attackers, many of whom are armed with weapons. Sheri Moon Zombie, Malcolm McDowell, Jeff Daniel Phillips, and Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs star. -- Daniel Gelb

Moods : Blood and Gore
Themes : Kidnapping | Trapped or Confined
Keywords : carnival, fight, game, Halloween, kidnapping, weapons, worker
Horror, Sadistic Horror 
Malcolm McDowell ... Father Murder
Meg Foster ... Venus Virgo
Elizabeth Daily ... Sex-Head
Richard Brake ... Doom-Head
Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs ... Panda Thomas
Kevin Jackson ... Levon Wally
Judy Geeson ... Sister Dragon
Pancho Moler ... Sick-Head
David Ury ... Schizo-Head
Lew Temple ... Psycho-Head
Torsten Voges ... Death-Head
Ginger Lynn Allen ... Cherry Bomb
Tracey Walter ... Lucky Leo
Daniel Roebuck ... Pastor Victor (Victim)
10 2/4
47 Ronin 
AMG SYNOPSIS: Based on a true-life 18th century tale, this fantasy epic tells a dramatic tale of clan warfare and revenge surrounding a band of 47 loyal samurai seeking vengeance after their master is murdered. Keanu Reeves stars in the Universal Pictures production, written by Hossein Amini and Wanted's Chris Morgan. -- Jeremy Wheeler

Themes : Heroic Mission | Righting the Wronged | Unlikely Heroes
Keywords : emperor, Japanese [nationality], ronin, Samurai
Action, Fantasy, Samurai Film 
Keanu Reeves ... Kai
Hiroyuki Sanada ... Oishi
Tadanobu Asano ... Lord Kira
Rinko Kikuchi ... Witch
Min Tanaka ... Lord Asano
Jin Akanishi ... Chikara
Masayoshi Haneda ... Yasuno
Hiroshi Sogabe ... Hazama
Takato Yonemoto ... Basho
Hiroshi Yamada ... Hara
Shu Nakajima ... Horibe
Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa ... Shogun Tsunayoshi
Neil Fingleton ... Lovecraftian Samurai
Natsuki Kunimoto ... Riku
Togo Igawa ... Tengu Lord
Tanroh Ishida ... Shogun's Adjutant
Eizo Tomita ... Shogun's Adjutant
Dai Tabuchi ... Advisor
Masayuki Deai ... Isogai
Yorick Van Wageningen ... Kapitan
Junichi Kajioka ... Guard
Haruka Abe ... Mika's Handmaiden
Tomoko Komura ... Mika's Handmaiden
Takako Akashi ... Mika's Handmaiden
Akira Koieyama ... Kira's Spy
Arisa Maekawa ... Teen Mika
Daniel Barber ... Teen Kai
Masashi Fujimoto ... Lead Soldier
Gedde Watanabe ... Troupe Leader (Kabuki Actor)
Manato Sekiguchi ... Young Oishi
Rick Genest ... Foreman
Brian Hirono ... Background Ronin
Ron Bottitta ... Narrator
11 2/4
101 Dalmatians II: Patch's London Adventure 
AMG SYNOPSIS: A sequel to the original Disney classic, 101 Dalmatians II: Patch's London Adventure arrives straight-to-video. Roger and Anita are planning to move to their Dalmatian Plantation with their dogs Pongo and Perdita to get away from Cruella DeVil and make room for all 101 puppies. However, young Patch (voice ofBobby Lockwood) gets left behind in London and wanders into an audition for his favorite TV show, The Thunderbolt Adventure Hour. Meanwhile, the superhero dog Thunderbolt (Barry Bostwick) almost loses his job. Patch is eager to help his TV hero, but Cruella DeVil (Susanne Blakeslee) intervenes with a kidnapping scheme. This time, she has gained an ally as the muse to artist Lars (Martin Short). -- Andrea LeVasseur

Moods : Pick-Me-Ups
Themes : Man's Best Friend
Keywords : dog, dognapping, puppy
Children's/Family, Musical, Animated Musical 
Barry Bostwick ... Thunderbolt
Jason Alexander ... Lightning
Martin Short ... Lars
Susan Blakeslee ... Cruella de Vil
Samuel West ... Pongo
Maurice LaMarche ... Horace
Jeff Bennett ... Jasper
Jodi Benson ... Anita
Kath Soucie ... Perdita
Mary Macleod ... Nanny
Michael Lerner ... Producer
12 1/4
102 Dalmatians 
AMG SYNOPSIS: Glenn Close goes to the dogs once again in this sequel to 101 Dalmatians, Disney's 1996 live-action adaptation of their beloved animated classic. After three years in prison, Cruella De Vil (Close) is judged to have paid her debt to society and is set free, as she pledges to have nothing to do with animal fur (especially dogs) ever again. Meanwhile, Kevin (Ioan Gruffudd) operates an animal shelter that has fallen on hard times; unless he's able to find new financial support, the lost dogs he's been caring for will have nowhere to go. Kevin and his girlfriend Chloe (Alice Evans), who happens to be Cruella's parole officer, get the idea of bringing their plight to the people through the press, but media reports of the shelter's problems attract an unlikely benefactor -- Cruella. While Ms. De Vil claims the purest of intentions, it seems the shelter is housing a large number of dalmatians, and in cahoots with mad fashion designer Monsieur Le Pelt (Gérard Depardieu), she plans to turn the puppies into haute couture. 102 Dalmatians was the first live-action feature for director Kevin Lima, who previously helmed two animated features for Disney, A Goofy Movie and Tarzan. -- Mark Deming

Moods : Young and Old Alike
Themes : Man's Best Friend | Daring Rescues
Keywords : animal-rescue, dog, dognapping
Children's/Family, Animal Picture, Family-Oriented Comedy, Family-Oriented Adventure 
Glenn Close ... Cruella De Vil
Ioan Gruffudd ... Kevin Shepherd
Alice Evans ... Chloe Simon
Tim McInnerny ... Alonso
Ian Richardson ... Mr. Torte
Gérard Depardieu ... Jean Pierre Le Pelt
Ben Crompton ... Ewan
Carol Macready ... Agnes
Jim Carter ... Detective Armstrong
Ron Cook ... Mr. Button
David Horovitch ... Doctor Pavlov
Timothy West ... Judge
Eric Idle ... Waddlesworth
Tony Bluto ... Photocopier Repairman
Dick Brannick ... Pavlov's Assistant
Hugh Futcher ... Le Pelt's Assistant
Mike Hayley ... Constable
Nicholas Hutchison ... Reporter
Thierry Lawson ... Le Pelt's Assistant
Kerry Shale ... Le Pelt's Assistant
Charles Simon ... Lord Carnivore
June Watson ... Prison Warden
Tim Willcox ... ITN Reporter
13 2/4
AMG SYNOPSIS: Sin City author Frank Miller's sweeping take on the historic Battle of Thermopylae comes to the screen courtesy of Dawn of the Dead director Zack Snyder. Gerard Butler stars as Spartan King Leonidas and Lena Headey plays Queen Gorgo. The massive army of the Persian Empire is sweeping across the globe, crushing every force that dares stand in its path. When a Persian envoy arrives in Sparta offering King Leonidas power over all of Greece if he will only bow to the will of the all powerful Xerxes (Rodrigo Santoro), the strong-willed leader assembles a small army comprised of his empire's best fighters and marches off to battle. Though they have virtually no hope of defeating Xerxes' intimidating battalion, Leonidas' men soldier on, intent on letting it be known they will bow to no man but their king. Meanwhile, back in Sparta, the loyal Queen Gorgo attempts to convince both the skeptical council and the devious Theron (Dominic West) to send more troops despite the fact that many view Leonidas' unsanctioned war march as a serious transgression. As Xerxes' fearsome "immortals" draw near, a few noble Greeks vow to assist the Spartans on the battlefield. When King Leonidas and his 300 Spartan warriors fell to the overwhelming Persian army at the Battle of Thermopylae, the fearless actions of the noble fighters inspired all of Greece to stand up against their Persian enemy and wage the battle that would ultimately give birth to the modern concept of democracy. -- Jason Buchanan

Moods : Eyepoppers | Tough Guys
Themes : Great Battles | Heroic Mission
Keywords : against-all-odds, army, battle [war], Greece
Action, War Epic, Historical Epic 
Gerard Butler ... King Leonidas
Lena Headey ... Gorgo
Dominic West ... Theron
David Wenham ... Dilios
Vincent Regan ... Captain
Michael Fassbender ... Stelios
Tom Wisdom ... Astinos
Andrew Pleavin ... Daxos
Andrew Tiernan ... Ephialtes
Rodrigo Santoro ... Xerxes
Giovani Antonio Cimmino ... Pleistarchos
Stephen McHattie ... Loyalist
Greg Kramer ... Ephor #1
Alex Ivanovici ... Ephor #2
Kelly Craig ... Oracle Girl
Tyler Neitzel ... Leonidas @ 15 Yrs
Tim Connolly ... Leonidas' Father
Marie-Julie Rivest ... Leonidas' Mother
Peter Mensah ... Messenger
Arthur Holden ... Partisan
Michael Sinelnikoff ... Elder Councilman
John Dunn-Hill ... Councilman
Neil Napier ... Spartan With Stick
Dylan Scott Smith ... Sentry #1
Maurizio Terrazzano ... Sentry #2
Robert Paradis ... Spartan General
Kwasi Songui ... Persian
Alexandra Beaton ... Burned Village Child
Loucas Minchillo ... Spartan Baby A
Nicholas Minchillo ... Spartan Baby B
Tom Rack ... Ephor #3
David J. Francis ... Ephor #4
James Bradford ... Ephor #5
Andrew Shaver ... Free Greek-Potter
Robin Wilcock ... Free Geek-Sculptor
Kent McQuaid ... Free Greek-Blacksmith
Marcel Jeannin ... Free Greek-Baker
Jere Gillis ... Spartan General #2
Jeremy Thibodeau ... Spartan Boy
Tyrone Benskin ... Persian Emissary
Robert Maillet ... Uber Immortal (Giant)
Patrick Sabongui ... Persian General
Leon Laderach ... Executioner
Vervi Mauricio ... Armless Concubine
Charles Papasoff ... Blacksmith
Isabelle Champeau ... Mother at Market
Veronique-Natale Szalankiewicz ... Daughter at Market (3/5 Years Old)
Maeva Nadon ... Girl at Market
David Thibodeau ... Boy #1 at Market
David Schaap ... Potter
Sara Giacalone ... Concubines
Ariadne Bourbonniere ... Kissing Concubines
Isabelle Fournel ... Kissing Concubines
Elisabeth Etienne ... Dancers
Danielle Hubbard ... Dancers
Ruan Vibegaard ... Dancers
Bonnie Mak ... Slave Girls
Amélie Sorel ... Slave Girls
Caroline Aspirot ... Slave Girls
Gina Gagnon ... Slave Girls
Tania Trudell ... Slave Girls
Mercedes Leggett ... Slave Girls
Chanelle Lamothe ... Slave Girls
Sabrina-Jasmine Guilbault ... Slave Girl
Manny Cortez Tuazon ... Transexual (Asian) #1
Atif Siddiqi ... Transexual (Asian) #3
Camille Rizkallah ... Giant With Arrow
Trudi Hanley ... Long Neck Woman
Neon Cobran ... Litter Bearer/Slave
14 2/4
300: Rise of an Empire 
AMG SYNOPSIS: Greek general Themistokles (Sullivan Stapleton) assembles his troops to fend off an invading Persian army led by the immortal Xerxes (Rodrigo Santoro) and the vindictive Persian navy commander Artemisia (Eva Green) in this sequel to 300 based on the graphic novel Xerses by Frank Miller. In the wake of the Persians' victory over King Leonidas and his 300 Spartans, the God King Xerxes (Santoro) appears poised to conquer Greece. As the ruthless Artemisia (Eva Green) assembles a massive fleet of ships and sets sail for conquest, Greek general Themistokles (Sullivan Stapleton) strives to rally his countrymen to fight for freedom, and he manages to gain the upper hand over the invaders by confronting them at sea. Meanwhile, Leonidas' former advisor and wife Queen Gorgo (Lena Headey) is reluctant to sacrifice any more Spartans in a fight that appears to be unwinnable. When the Greeks enjoy an early victory over Artemisia and her soldiers, however, it appears that Themistokles' unconventional tactics are more effective than the Persian Empire's formidable brawn. But later, after Artemisia's attempt to seduce Themistokles to her side proves unsuccessful, the spurned naval commander deals a devastating blow to her Greek opponents. In the aftermath of that skirmish, Themistokles is presumed dead and Athens falls. The Persian Empire seems on the verge of victory, though when Xerxes and Artemisia learn that Themistokles lives, they realize the fight won't be over until he takes his final breath. -- Jason Buchanan

Moods : Eyepoppers | Tough Guys
Themes : Great Battles | Heroic Mission
Keywords : army, battle [war], Persia
Action, Historical Epic, War Epic 
Sullivan Stapleton ... Themistokles
Eva Green ... Artemisia
Lena Headey ... Gorgo
Rodrigo Santoro ... Xerxes
David Wenham ... Dilios
Andrew Tiernan ... Ephialtes
Andrew Pleavin ... Daxos
Hans Matheson ... Aeskylos
Callan Mulvey ... Scyllias
Jack O'Connell ... Calisto
Peter Mensah ... Persian Emissary
Ben Turner ... General Artaphernes
Ashraf Barhom ... General Bandari
Christopher Sciueref ... General Kashani
Steven Cree ... Decapitated Greek Marine
Caitlin Carmichael ... 8 Year Old Artemisia
Kevin Fry ... Lascivious Greek
David Sterne ... Old Statesman
Clive Leviev-Sawyer ... Senator
Christopher Boyer ... Senator
Fred Ochs ... Senator
Price Carson ... Senator
John Michael Herndon ... Senator
David Pevsner ... Senator
Dimo Alexandrov Alexiev ... Rope Puller
Peter Ferdinando ... Greek Ambassador
Gregor Truter ... Small Ambassador
Vincent Walsh ... Naval Commander
Nick Court ... Theban Commander
Mark Killeen ... Greek Commander
Anthony Valentine ... Young Greek Soldier
Alexander Nikolov Dimitrov ... Greek Marine
Atanas Srebrev ... Blacksmith
Luke Roberts ... Butcher
George Georgiou ... Greek Citizen
Stefan Nikolaev Ivanov ... Persian Commander
Farshad Farahat ... Persian Officer
Daniel Rashev ... Persian General 1
Dimitar Martinov ... Persian General 2
1065 3/4
AMG SYNOPSIS: Directed by British filmmaker Michael Radford, Nineteen Eighty-Four is the second film adaptation of the George Orwell novel. The film is set during April of 1984 in post-atomic war London, the capital city of the repressive totalitarian state of Oceania. Winston Smith (John Hurt) is a government bureaucrat whose job is rewriting history and erasing people from existence. While his co-worker Parsons (Gregor Fisher) seems content to follow the state's laws, Winston starts to write in a secret diary despite the fact the "Big Brother" is watching everyone at all times by way of monitors. He silently suffers and tries to comprehend his oppression, which forbids individual human behaviors such as free thinking and sex. He meets Julia (Suzanna Hamilton), who works for the Ministry of Truth, and they engage in a stoic love affair. They are soon found out, and Winston is interrogated and tortured by his former friend O'Brien (Richard Burton in his final film appearance). --

Moods : A World of Its Own | Abandon All Hope | Food for Thought
Themes : Totalitarian States | Future Dystopias | Mind Games
Keywords : big-brother [surveillance], oppression, rebel, totalitarianism, Fascism, government, love
Attributes : High Production Values
Science Fiction, Psychological Sci-Fi, Political Satire 
John Hurt ... Winston Smith
Richard Burton ... O'Brien
Suzanna Hamilton ... Julia
Cyril Cusack ... Charrington
Gregor Fisher ... Parsons
James Walker ... Syme
Andrew Wilde ... Tillotson
Martha Parsey ... Winston's Sister
Norman Bacon ... Man on Station
David Trevena ... Tillotson's Friend
David Cann ... Martin
Anthony Benson ... Jones
Peter Frye ... Rutherford
Rupert Baderman ... Winston as a Boy
Shirley Stelfox ... Whore
Janet Key ... Instructress
Hugh Walters ... Artsem Lecturer
Robert Putt ... Shouting Prole
Christine Hargreaves ... Soup Lady
Garry Cooper ... Guard
Matthew Scurfield ... Guard
John Golightly ... Patrolman
Rolf Saxon ... Patrolman
Eddie Stacey ... Executioner
Phyllis Logan ... Telescreen Announcer
John Boswall ... Goldstein
Bob Flag ... Big Brother
Merelina Kendall ... Mrs. Parsons
15 4/4
2001: A Space Odyssey 
AMG SYNOPSIS: A mind-bending sci-fi symphony, Stanley Kubrick's landmark 1968 epic pushed the limits of narrative and special effects toward a meditation on technology and humanity. Based on Arthur C. Clarke's story The Sentinel, Kubrick and Clarke's screenplay is structured in four movements. At the "Dawn of Man," a group of hominids encounters a mysterious black monolith alien to their surroundings. To the strains of Strauss's 1896 Also sprach Zarathustra, a hominid invents the first weapon, using a bone to kill prey. As the hominid tosses the bone in the air, Kubrick cuts to a 21st century spacecraft hovering over the Earth, skipping ahead millions of years in technological development. U.S. scientist Dr. Heywood Floyd (William Sylvester) travels to the moon to check out the discovery of a strange object on the moon's surface: a black monolith. As the sun's rays strike the stone, however, it emits a piercing, deafening sound that fills the investigators' headphones and stops them in their path.
Cutting ahead 18 months, impassive astronauts David Bowman (Keir Dullea) and Frank Poole (Gary Lockwood) head toward Jupiter on the spaceship Discovery, their only company three hibernating astronauts and the vocal, man-made HAL 9000 computer running the entire ship. When the all-too-human HAL malfunctions, however, he tries to murder the astronauts to cover his error, forcing Bowman to defend himself the only way he can. Free of HAL, and finally informed of the voyage's purpose by a recording from Floyd, Bowman journeys to "Jupiter and Beyond the Infinite," through the psychedelic slit-scan star-gate to an 18th century room, and the completion of the monolith's evolutionary mission.
With assistance from special-effects expert Douglas Trumbull, Kubrick spent over two years meticulously creating the most "realistic" depictions of outer space ever seen, greatly advancing cinematic technology for a story expressing grave doubts about technology itself. Despite some initial critical reservations that it was too long and too dull, 2001 became one of the most popular films of 1968, underlining the generation gap between young moviegoers who wanted to see something new and challenging and oldsters who "didn't get it." Provocatively billed as "the ultimate trip," 2001 quickly caught on with a counterculture youth audience open to a contemplative (i.e. chemically enhanced) viewing experience of a film suggesting that the way to enlightenment was to free one's mind of the U.S. military-industrial-technological complex. -- Lucia Bozzola

Moods : Eyepoppers | Other Dimensions
Themes : Space Travel | Computer Paranoia | Benign Aliens | Future Dystopias
Keywords : space, computers, space-exploration, technology, astronaut, evolution, exploration, spacecraft
Attributes : High Artistic Quality, High Historical Importance, High Production Values
Science Fiction, Psychological Sci-Fi, Space Adventure 
Keir Dullea ... Bowman
Gary Lockwood ... Poole
William Sylvester ... Dr. Heywood Floyd
Daniel Richter ... Moonwatcher, the Man-Ape
Douglas Rain ... HAL 9000
Leonard Rossiter ... Smyslov
Margaret Tyzack ... Elena
Robert Beatty ... Halvorsen
Sean Sullivan ... Michaels
John Ashley ... Astronaut
Glenn Beck
Simon Davis
Ann Gillis
David Hines ... Ape
John Jordan
Vivian Kubrick ... Floyd's Daughter
Bill Weston
Terry Duggan
Frank Miller ... Mission Controller
Ed Bishop ... Lunar shuttle captain
Alan Gifford ... Poole's Father
Edwina Carroll ... Stewardess
Penny Brahms ... Stewardess
Tony Jackson
16 1/4
AMG SYNOPSIS: This belated sequel to Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) is directed by Peter Hyams. Roy Scheider plays the astronaut/skipper of a U.S.-Soviet space mission, sent to find out what happened to the missing Discovery flight that carried Keir Dullea into the beyond in the original 2001. Scheider's polyglot crew includes Americans John Lithgow and Bob Balaban (the latter a computer whiz, responsible for the notorious HAL 9000) and Russians Helen Mirren, Elya Baskin and Natasha Schneider. The reason for this international mixture is that the world is on the brink of nuclear war, and it is hoped that the space mission will assure east-west solidarity (in this respect, 2010 dates far more than 2001, given the collapse of the Iron Curtain). When the astronauts catch up with Dullea, still in orbit around Jupiter, producer/director/writer Hyams attempts to demystify the enigmatic climax of 2001. Arthur C. Clarke, author of the story upon which 2001 was based, appears in 2010 as a man on a park bench. Incidentally, the voice-over credited to Olga Mallsnerd is actually Candice Bergen. (The name Mallsnerd is a play on the name of one of the characters created by her ventriloquist father Edgar.) -- Hal Erickson

Moods : Other Dimensions
Themes : Space Travel | Computer Paranoia | Benign Aliens
Keywords : computers, exploration, investigation, rampage, space, space-exploration, technology
Attributes : High Production Values
Mystery, Science Fiction, Psychological Sci-Fi, Space Adventure 
Roy Scheider ... Heywood Floyd
John Lithgow ... Walter Curnow
Helen Mirren ... Tanya Kirbuk
Bob Balaban ... R. Chandra
Keir Dullea ... Dave Bowman
Douglas Rain ... HAL 9000
Madolyn Smith ... Caroline Floyd
Dana Elcar ... Dimitri Moisevitch
Taliesin Jaffe ... Christopher Floyd
James McEachin ... Victor Milson
Mary Jo Deschanel ... Betty Fernandez
Elya Baskin ... Maxim Brailovsky
Savely Kramarov ... Vladimir Rudenko
Vladimir Skomarovsky ... Yuri Svetlanov
Victor Steinbach ... Mikolai Ternovsky
Jan Triska ... Alexander Kovalev
Herta Ware ... Jessie Bowman
Arthur C. Clarke ... Man on Park Bench
Candice Bergen ... SAL 9000
Penny Perry
Natasha Schneider ... Irina Yakunina
Larry Carroll ... Anchorman
Cheryl Carter ... Nurse
Ron Recasner ... Hospital Neurosurgeon
Robert Lesser ... Dr. Hirsch
Delana Michaels ... Commercial Announcer
17 3/4
A.I.: Artificial Intelligence 
AMG SYNOPSIS: Based on the 1969 short story Super-Toys Last All Summer Long, by Brian Aldiss, this science fiction fantasy bears similarities to Pinocchio (1940) and originated as a long-gestating project of director Stanley Kubrick that passed to his friend Steven Spielberg after Kubrick's death. Haley Joel Osment stars as David, a "mecha" or robot of the future, when the polar ice caps have melted and submerged many coastal cities, causing worldwide starvation and human dependence upon robotic assistance. The first mecha designed to experience love, David is the "son" of Henry (Sam Robards), an employee of the company that built the boy, and the grief-stricken Monica (Frances O'Connor). David is meant to replace the couple's hopelessly comatose son, but when their natural child recovers, David is abandoned and sets out to become "a real boy" worthy of his mother's affection. Along the way, David is mentored by a pleasure-providing mecha named Gigolo Joe (Jude Law) and a talking "super toy" bear named Teddy. His adventures take him to the Roman Circus-style "Flesh Fair," where mechas are destroyed for the amusement of humans; Rouge City, where Gigolo Joe narrowly avoids capture by police; and finally a submerged New York City, where David's creator, Professor Hobby (William Hurt) reveals the secrets of the boy's creation. Brendan Gleeson and narrator Ben Kingsley co-star in A.I., which was adapted from Kubrick's treatment by Spielberg, in his first crack at screenwriting since Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977). -- Karl Williams

Moods : In a Minor Key | Other Dimensions
Themes : Robots and Androids | Future Dystopias | Mothers and Sons
Keywords : android, artificial-intelligence, mother, robot, future, search, mechanical-man, doctor, identity
Attributes : High Production Values
Drama, Science Fiction, Psychological Drama, Psychological Sci-Fi, Tech Noir 
Haley Joel Osment ... David
Jude Law ... Gigolo Joe
Frances O'Connor ... Monica Swinton
Brendan Gleeson ... Lord Johnson-Johnson
William Hurt ... Professor Hobby
Sam Robards ... Henry Swinton
Jake Thomas ... Martin Swinton
Ken Leung ... Syatyoo-Sama
Michael Mantell ... Dr. Frazier
Michael Berresse ... Stage Manager
Kathryn Morris ... Teenage Honey
Adrian Grenier ... Teen in Van
April Grace ... Female Colleague
Enrico Colantoni ... The Murderer
Paula Malcomson ... Patricia in Mirrored Room
Ashley Scott ... Gigolo Jane
Clara Bellar ... FemMecha Nanny
Jack Angel ... Teddy
Robin Williams ... Dr. Know
Ben Kingsley ... Specialist/Narrator
Meryl Streep ... Blue Mecha
Chris Rock ... Comedian
Keith Campbell ... Roadworker
Vito Carenzo ... Big Man
Clark Gregg ... Supernerd
Jim Jansen ... Chef
Lily Knight ... Voice in the Crowd
Matt Malloy ... Robot Repairman
John Prosky ... Mr. Williamson the Bellman
R. David Smith ... Welder
Michael Shamus Wiles ... Cop
Diane Fletcher ... Sentient Machine Security
Matt Winston ... Executive
Sabrina Grdevich ... Secretary
Jeremy James Kissner ... Kid
Rena Owen ... Ticket Taker
Kevin Sussman ... Supernerd
Adam Alexi-Malle ... Crowd Member
Bobby Harwell ... TV Face
Brent Sexton ... Russell
Daveigh Chase ... Child Singer
Tim Rigby ... Yeoman
Michael Fishman ... Teen in Van
Tom Gallop ... Supernerd
Theo Greenly ... Todd
Justina Machado ... Assistant
Laurence Mason ... Tech Director/Luis Sarria
Eugene Osment ... Supernerd
Brian Turk ... Backstage Bull
Wayne Wilderson ... Comedian
1197 2/4
AMG SYNOPSIS: In this action/adventure from director Oliver Daly, a teenage boy stumbles upon a high-tech robotic dog named A.X.L., which turns out to be a lost military weapons project. After accidentally pairing with the device, he realizes the dog is capable of emotions. He goes on the run to protect his new friend\ from the ruthless inventor who will stop at nothing to get his creation back. Starring Alex Neustaedter, Becky G., Alex MacNicoll, Dorian Kingi, and Dominic Rains. --

Moods : Fantastic Reality
Themes : Robots and Androids
Keywords : dog, friendship, robot
Adventure, Children's/Family, Science Fiction, Family-Oriented Adventure, Sci-Fi Adventure 
Becky G ... Sara
Patricia De Leon ... Joanna
Dorian Kingi ... AXL
Alex Macnicoll ... Sam
Dominic Rains ... Andric
Thomas Jane ... Chuck Hill
Hassie Harrison ... Kirsten
Lou Taylor Pucci ... Randall
Eric Etebari ... Operative Berman
Sam Upton ... Operative Stark
Jonathan Camp ... Operative Cameron
Donnie Smith ... Weber Agent #1
Andrew Ortenberg ... Royce
18 2/4
About Time 
AMG SYNOPSIS: A young man with the ability to time travel discovers that finding true love isn't as easy as he thought it would be in this romantic comedy from writer/director Richard Curtis (Love Actually, Pirate Radio). Tim Lake (Domhnall Gleeson) is 21 and lonely. In the harsh morning light following a depressing New Year's Eve party, however, he discovers a family secret that will change his life forever. Entrusted by his father (Bill Nighy) with the knowledge that the men in their family can time travel, Cornwall native Tim relocates to London to study law, and find a girlfriend. The moment Tim locks eyes with gorgeous Mary (Rachel McAdams) he knows he's found the woman of his dreams. But as soon as they've fallen in love, an unexpected glitch in the time travel renders them complete strangers again. Now, in order to win back Mary's heart, Tim will have to travel into the past time and again. Eventually, he seems to master the process, using his unique talent to create an unforgettable marriage proposal, ensure his wedding to Mary goes off without a hitch, and circumvent a massive traffic jam that blocks their route to the hospital when his wife goes into labor, but in time Tim discovers that the true key to happiness lies not in his ability to fix the problems of the past, but instead make the absolute most of his life in the present. -- Jason Buchanan

Moods : Fantastic Reality | In the Mood for Love
Themes : Death of a Parent | Discovering One's Heritage | Fantasy Life | Race Against Time | Romantic Misunderstandings | Serendipity | Supernatural Romance | Time Travel
Keywords : love, time-travel, wife, dream-girl
Comedy, Romance, Science Fiction, Romantic Comedy, Sci-Fi Comedy 
Domhnall Gleeson ... Tim Lake
Tom Hughes ... Jimmy Kinkade
Rachel McAdams ... Mary
Bill Nighy ... Tim's Father
Lindsay Duncan ... Tim's Mother
Tom Hollander ... Harry
Margot Robbie ... Charlotte
Lydia Wilson ... Kit Kat
Vanessa Kirby ... Joanna
Joshua McGuire ... Rory
Richard Cordery ... Uncle D.
Will Merrick ... Jay
Clemmie Dugdale ... Ginger Jenny
Harry Hadden-Paton ... Rupert
Mitchell Mullen ... Mary's Father, Fitz
Lisa Eichhorn ... Mary's Mother, Jean
Jenny Rainsford ... Polly
Natasha Powell ... Aunty May
Ben Benson ... Theatre Deserter
Philip Voss ... Theatre Judge
Tom Godwin ... Prompter
Pal Aron ... Bhattie QC
Catherine Steadman ... Tina
Andrew Martin Yates ... Wedding Priest
Verity Fullerton ... Posy (Newborn)
Veronica Owings ... Posy (1 Year)
Olivia Konten ... Posy (2 1/2-3 Years)
Sarah Heller ... Posy (5 Years)
Jaiden Dervish ... Boy Posy
Jacob Francis ... Jeff (Newborn)
Jago Freud ... Jeff (5 Months)
Ollie Phillips ... Jeff (2 Years)
Sophie Pond ... Jo (6 Months)
Sophie Brown ... Jo (1 Year)
Molly Seymour ... Trudy (Party Guest)
Matilda Sturridge ... Flirty Girl
Tom Stourton ... John
Rebecca Chew ... Pret A Manger Server
Jon West ... Court Clerk
Kerrie Liane Studholme ... Jury Foreman
Ken Hazeldine ... Defendant
Barbar Gough ... Jazz Singer
Jon Boden ... Busker
19 3/4
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter 
AMG SYNOPSIS: As a young boy, Abraham Lincoln watched his mother Nancy (Robin McLeavy) suffer an agonizing death following a midnight encounter with malevolent bloodsucker Jack Barts (Martin Csokas). Nine years later, a vengeful Lincoln (played as an adult by Benjamin Walker) attempts to vanquish Barts and has his first terrifying encounter with the creatures of the night. Fortunately for the future of the nation, the would-be assassin is saved by determined vampire hunter Henry Sturgess (Dominic Cooper) at the last possible moment, and he lives on to perfect his vampire-slaying skills under his rescuer. Flash forward to 1837, as Lincoln arrives in Springfield, IL, and quickly lands a job as a shopkeeper under Joshua Speed (Jimmi Simpson), while also dividing his personal time between studying law and slaughtering vampires. Shortly after falling under the spell of beautiful Mary Todd (Mary Elizabeth Winstead), Lincoln has a belated reunion with his childhood friend Will Johnson (Anthony Mackie), who reinvigorates his passion to fight for freedom. But a war is coming, and immortal plantation owner Adam (Rufus Sewell) is determined to use it as a means of gaining the upper hand against mankind. Years later, as the 16th president of the United States, Lincoln is joined by his old friends in a last-ditch effort to save not just the Union, but the very future of humanity. --

Moods : Eyepoppers | Fantastic Reality
Themes : Vampires | Heads of State | Social Injustice
Keywords : axe, bloodsucker, Civil-War [US], conflict, emancipation, plantation, silver, slavery, social-injustice, train [locomotive], vampire, monster, President
Action, Fantasy, Action Thriller, Creature Film, Period Film 
Benjamin Walker ... Abraham Lincoln
Dominic Cooper ... Henry Sturges
Anthony Mackie ... Will Johnson
Mary Elizabeth Winstead ... Mary Todd Lincoln
Rufus Sewell ... Adam
Marton Csokas ... Jack Barts
Jimmi Simpson ... Joshua Speed
Joseph Mawle ... Thomas Lincoln
Robin McLeavy ... Nancy Lincoln
Erin Wasson ... Vadoma
John Rothman ... Jefferson Davis
Frank Brennan ... Senator Jeb Nolan
Lux Haney-Jardine ... Young Abraham Lincoln
Bill Martin Williams ... PR Pastor
Alex Lombard ... Gabrielle
Jacqueline Fleming ... Harriet Tubman
John Neisler ... Rev. Dresser
Aaron Toney ... Will's Brother
Meade Patton ... Doctor
Teri Wyble ... Henry's Wife
Lawrence Turner ... Pharmacist
Dane Rhodes ... Captain Slash
Earl Maddox ... Angry Resident
John McConnell ... Scroll Official
Bernard Hocke ... White House Doctor
20 0/4
AC/DC: No Bull 
AMG SYNOPSIS: This video is a live performance by AC/DC as part of their Ballbreaker tour in Europe. The concert by the venerable rock group took place in 1996, at a bullfighting ring in Madrid, Spain. The video features exciting special effects, such as a sequence with exploding cannons. The band performs many of its classic hits, including: "Hail Caesar," "Hell's Bells," "Show Down in Flames," "Dog Eat Dog," "Shoot to Thrill," "Hard as a Rock," "T.N.T.," "Back in Black," "Girl's Got Rhythm," "Thunderstock," and "Highway to Hell." -- Rose of Sharon Winter

Keywords : band [music group], concert-tours, greatest-hits, hard-rock music, heavy-metal-music, rock-music
Music, Concerts, Vocal Music 
AC/DC ... [Performer]
910 2/4
The Accountant 
AMG SYNOPSIS: Christian Wolff (Ben Affleck) is a mathematical genius who works as a financial consultant for criminal organizations eager to hide their dirty money. While being investigated by the Treasury Department, Wolff agrees to help an accounting clerk at a robotics firm (Anna Kendrick) look into fraud at her company, but the assignment will prove far more dangerous than he could have ever anticipated. J.K. Simmons, Jon Bernthal, Jeffrey Tambor, and John Lithgow co-star in this thriller directed by Gavin O'Connor (Warrior, Pride and Glory). -- Jack Rodgers

Moods : Nail-biters | Tough Guys
Themes : Dishonor Among Thieves | One Against the Mob | Tortured Genius
Keywords : accountant, assignment, autism, combat, genius, investigation, scandal, treasury
Crime, Drama, Thriller, Action Thriller, Crime Drama 
Ben Affleck ... Christian Wolff
Anna Kendrick ... Dana Cummings
J.K. Simmons ... Ray King
Jon Bernthal ... Brax
Jeffrey Tambor ... Francis Silverberg
John Lithgow ... Lamar Blackburn
Jean Smart ... Rita Blackburn
Andy Umberger ... Ed Chilton
Jason Davis ... Neurologist
Ron Prather ... Frank Rice
Gary Basaraba ... Don
Fernando Chien ... Sorkis
Tait Fletcher ... Thug #1
Curtis Lyons ... Thug #2
Buster Reeves ... Alpha Merc
Ron Yuan ... Pencak Silat Master
Kelly Collins Lintz ... Helen/Reporter #1
Jason MacDonald ... Reporter #2
Victor McCay ... IRS Agent
Michael Beasley ... FBI Agent In Charge
Greg Sproles ... Sniper #1
Carrie Walrond ... Austistic Boy's Mother
David A. Buglione ... Little Tony Bazzano
Johnny Giacalone ... FBI Agent #2
Richard Pearson ... Gordon Amundson (FBI Language Services)
David de Vries ... Widower
Scott Poythress ... Deputy
1156 3/4
The Accused 
AMG SYNOPSIS: Based on a real-life 1983 incident, The Accused tells the story of Sarah Tobias (Jodie Foster), a working-class party girl who likes to live it up with her friends and flirt hard with the guys. After a fight with her boyfriend, she heads to a local bar to cool down -- and after a few drinks, plus some dancing and flirting, she finds herself thrown on top of a pinball machine and gang-raped by a bunch of locals, while others watch and cheer the proceedings. District attorney Kathryn Murphy (Kelly McGillis) takes Sarah's case but quickly negotiates a plea bargain in which the attackers' charges are reduced to reckless endangerment. Her reason: defense attorneys could use Sarah's not-so-pretty past to paint her as "asking for it," getting their clients off completely. But a stunned Sarah accuses Murphy of selling her out, and when the lawyer sees how the incident continues to destroy Sarah's life, she decides she must seek true justice. This time, she goes after the crowd of onlookers for "criminal solicitation" -- those who were egging the rapists on. Foster won the Best Actress Oscar for her performance. --

Moods : Button Pushers | Food for Thought
Themes : Social Injustice | Rape & Sexual Abuse | Haunted By the Past | Redemption
Keywords : revenge, courtroom, rape, sex-crime, trial [courtroom], gang-rape, victim, court-system
Attributes : High Artistic Quality
Drama, Courtroom Drama, Message Movie 
Kelly McGillis ... Kathryn Murphy
Jodie Foster ... Sarah Tobias
Bernie Coulson ... Kenneth Joyce
Ann Hearn ... Sally Frazer
Carmen Argenziano ... Paul Rudolph
Steve Antin ... Bob Joiner
Tom O'Brien ... Larry
Peter van Norden ... Attorney Ted Paulson
Woody Brown ... Danny Ruskin
Allan Lysell ... Al Massi
Terry David Mulligan ... Det. Duncan
Scott Paulin ... Attorney Wainwright
Kim Kondrashoff ... Kurt
Stephen E. Miller ... Polito
Andrew Kavadas ... Defendant Matt Haines
Tom McBeath ... Defendant Stu Holloway
Rose Weaver ... Nurse
Linda Darlow ... Carol Hunnicutt (Rape Center Woman)
Veena Sood ... Woman Orderly
Anthony Holland ... Plea Bargain Lawyer
Kevin McNulty ... Plea Bargain Lawyer
Jerry Wasserman ... Plea Bargain Lawyer
Barney O'Sullivan ... Trial Judge
Christianne Hirt ... Angela
Frances Flanagan ... Mrs. Albrect
Mike Winlaw ... TV Commentator
Deryl Hayes ... Court Officer
Dana Still ... Jury Foreman
Denalda Williams ... Sarah's Mother on Phone
Babs Chula ... Woman Lawyer
Rebecca Toolan ... 911 Operator
Stephen Dimopoulos ... Complaining Customer
Freda Perry ... Receptionist
Dave Sheridan ... Sally's Son
Garwin Sanford ... Courthouse Reporter
Gloria Lee ... Courthouse Reporter
Michelle Goodger ... Courthouse Reporter
Thomas Heaton ... Bartender Jesse
Pamela Martin ... TV Commentator
Wally Marsh ... Bail Hearing Judge
1251 2/4
Across the Universe 
AMG SYNOPSIS: Set against the anti-war protests, rock & roll revolution, and mind-expanding psychedelia of the 1960s, Julie Taymor's hallucinogenic musical follows the arduous journey of star-crossed lovers Jude (Jim Sturgess) and Lucy (Evan Rachel Wood) as they and a small group of musicians are swept up in the raging waters of the volatile counterculture movement. Guided through their journey by a pair known only as Dr. Robert (Bono) and Mr. Kite (Eddie Izzard), Jude and Lucy are eventually forced to find their way back to one another after being split apart by powerful forces beyond their control. The music in the film consists exclusively of songs made popular by the Beatles during the time period depicted in the movie. -- Jason Buchanan

Moods : Eyepoppers
Themes : Star-Crossed Lovers | Political Unrest | Life in the Arts | Home From the War
Keywords : anti-war, artist, counter-culture, hippie, musician, unrest
Attributes : High Artistic Quality, High Production Values
Musical, Musical Romance, Period Film 
Evan Rachel Wood ... Lucy
Jim Sturgess ... Jude
Joe Anderson ... Max Carrigan
Martin Luther McCoy ... Jo-Jo
T.V. Carpio ... Prudence
Spencer Liff ... Daniel
Lisa Hogg ... Jude's Liverpool Girlfriend
Nicholas Lumley ... Cyril
Michael Ryan ... Phil
Angela Mounsey ... Jude's Mother
Erin Elliott ... Cheer Coach
Robert Clohessy ... Jude's Father
Christopher Tierney ... Dorm Buddy
Curtis Holbrook ... Dorm Buddy
John Jeffrey Martin ... Dorm Buddy
Matt Caplan ... Dorm Buddy
T.R. Boyce ... Jock
Aisha de Haas ... Tavern Waitress
Leah Hocking ... Tavern Waitress
Bill Buell ... Old Guy at Tavern
Ellen Hornberger ... Lucy's Sister
Amanda Cole ... Emily
Danya Taymor ... High School Friend
Dylan Baker ... Lucy's Father
Linda Emond ... Lucy's Mother
Lynn Cohen ... Grandmother Carrigan
Bill Irwin ... Uncle Teddy
Jennifer Van Dyck ... Daniel's Mother
Timothy T. Mitchum ... Jo-Jo's Brother
Carol Woods ... Gospel Singer
Elain Graham ... Jo-Jo's Mother
Orfeh ... Hooker
Antonique Smith ... Hooker
Tracy Nicole Chapman ... Hooker
Yassmin Alers ... Hooker
Deidre Goodwin ... Hooker
Joe Cocker ... Bum/Pimp/Mad Hippie
Jacob Pitts ... Rap Magazine Employee
Jeanine Serralles ... Dani
Leonard Tucker ... Katz's Waiter
Daniel Stewart Sherman ... Cop at Wharf Warehouse
Harry J. Lennix ... Army Sergeant
Logan Marshall-Green ... Paco
James Urbaniak ... Sadie's Manager
Kathleen Early ... SDR Worker
Ching Valdes-Aran ... Luna Park
Bono ... Dr. Robert
Daniel Ezralow ... Mother Superior
Kiva Dawson ... Max's Girl
Halley Wegryn-Gross ... Max's Girl
Luther Creek ... Prankster
Jerzy Gwiazdowski ... Prankster
Arabella Holzbog ... Prankster
Ambrose Martos ... Prankster
Dan Weltner ... Prankster
Christopher Youngsman ... Prankster
Eddie Izzard ... Mr. Kite
Ekaterina Sknarina ... Rita
Tracy Westmoreland ... Fillmore Manager
Ron C. Jones ... Black Panther
W.W. Wilson ... Precinct House Sergeant
Salma Hayek ... Singing Nurse
Jarleth Conroy ... Bartender at Max's Bar
Mandy Gonzales ... Sadie's Singer
Destan Owens ... Sadie's Singer
Saycon Sengbloh ... Sadie's Singer
Sam Kitchin ... Sergeant on Rooftop
Chris McGarry ... Seargant on Rooftop
Frank Hopf ... Door Officer at Strawberry Records
Bruce "Cousin Brucie" Morrow ... Cousin Brucie Morrow
Sarah Jayne Jensen ... High School Girlfriend
Michelle Lookadoo ... High School Girlfriend
Geoff Countryman ... High School Dance Band Member
Julien Joy ... High School Dance Band Member
Conrad Korsch ... High School Dance Band Member
Brian McKenna ... High School Dance Band Member
Jack Petricelli ... High School Dance Band Member
Timothy Keiper ... Sadies Band Member
Arthur Lewis ... Sadie's Band Member
Mark Lewis ... Sadie's Band Member
Bryan Noll ... Sadie's Band Member
Michael Arenella ... Circus Band Member
Cyro Baptista ... Circus Band Member
Frank Fighera ... Circus Band Member
Ritt Henn ... Circus Band Member
Bruce Williamson ... Circus Band Member
Tom Grasso ... Sadie's Rooftop Band Member
Joey Sykes ... Sadie's Rooftop Band
Paul Wallfisch ... Sadie's Rooftop Band Member
Nicole Wolcott ... Dancer
1195 2/4
AMG SYNOPSIS: Zoe (Sharon Leal), a successful career woman with a loving husband (Boris Kodjoe) and two adoring children falls into a fiery extramarital affair that could be the death of her. By the time Zoe's husband discovers that she's been leading a double life, it may already be too late to save her. Tasha Smith, Tyson Beckford, and William Levy co-star. Based on the bestselling novel by Zane. -- Jason Buchanan

Themes : Betrayal | Double Life | Infidelity
Keywords : career, children, husband, indiscretion
Drama, Marriage Drama, Psychological Drama 
Sharon Leal ... Zoe Reynard
Boris Kodjoe ... Jason Reynard
Tasha Smith ... Dr. Marcella Spencer
Tyson Beckford ... Corey
Emayatzy Corinealdi ... Brina
Katerina Graham ... Diamond
William Levy ... Quinton Canosa
Brandon Gonzales ... Tony
Cameron Mills ... 10-year-old Zoe
Garrett Hines ... Benny
Hunter Burke ... Shane
John Newberg ... Balthazar Crayne
Maria Howell ... Nina
Omer Mughal ... Handsome Man
21 1/4
The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland 
AMG SYNOPSIS: One of the most popular characters on Sesame Street gets his own movie in this family comedy. Playful Elmo (voice of Kevin Clash) loves his blue blanket and would never want to lose it. So when it gets spirited off to parts unknown in the midst of a tug-of-war with one of his friends, Elmo sets out to find it and ends up in the grumpy kingdom of Grouchland, where Huxley (Mandy Patinkin) and the Queen of Trash (Vanessa Williams) rule over a dark and ill-mannered domain. Along with Elmo, several other favorite Sesame Street characters appear, including Oscar the Grouch (Carroll Spinney), Ernie (Steve Whitmire), and Bert (Frank Oz). -- Mark Deming

Themes : Fish Out of Water
Keywords : friendship, garbage, grouch, kingdom, sharing
Children's/Family, Children's Fantasy, Family-Oriented Adventure 
Kevin Clash ... Elmo, Grouch Cab Driver, Grouch Jailer, Pestie
Fran Brill ... Pestie, Prairie Dawn, Zoe
Dave Goelz ... Humongous Chicken
Jerry Nelson ... Count, Grouch Cop, Grouch Mayor, Pestie
David Rudman ... Baby Bear, Caterpillar, Collander Stenchman, Ice Cream Customer, Pestie
Steve Whitmire ... Ernie, Football Stenchman, Ice Cream Vendor, Parrot, Stuckweed
Frank Oz ... Bert, Cookie Monster, Grover
Mandy Patinkin ... Huxley
Vanessa Williams ... Queen of Trash
Sonia Manzano ... Maria
Roscoe Orman ... Gordon
Ruth Buzzi ... Ruthie
Emilio Delgado ... Luis
Loretta Long ... Susan
Bob McGrath ... Bob
Bill Barretta ... Additional Muppet Performer
Tim Parati ... Additional Muppet Performer
Lisa Sturz ... Additional Muppet Performer
Kirk Thatcher ... Additional Muppet Performer
Matt Vogel ... Additional Muppet Performer
Harland Williams
22 2/4
Aeon Flux 
AMG SYNOPSIS: Based on the animated series by Peter Chung, Aeon Flux imagines a future in which 99 percent of the world's population is killed through industrial disease, and the survivors live in a single city that, despite utopian appearances, is quite totalitarian. Disinclined to embrace any particular ideology outside of a hatred for Trevor Goodchild (Marton Csokas), the leader of the council that governs the walled city, hyper-sexualized assassin Aeon Flux (Charlize Theron) seeks to bring about a revolution. Retaining the title character's trademark jet-black hair and sleek, revealing clothing, this film adaptation fleshes out the story behind the sexual and romantic tension between Aeon and Trevor. -- Cammila Collar

Moods : Adrenaline Rush
Themes : Future Dystopias | Hired Killers | Secret Organizations
Keywords : assassination, revolution, totalitarianism, spy, political-upheaval
Action, Science Fiction, Sci-Fi Action 
Charlize Theron ... Aeon Flux
Marton Csokas ... Trevor Goodchild
Jonny Lee Miller ... Oren Goodchild
Sophie Okonedo ... Sithandra
Frances McDormand ... The Handler
Pete Postlethwaite ... The Keeper
Amelia Warner ... Una Flux
Caroline Chikezie ... Freya
Nikolai Kinski ... Claudius
23 2/4
The Age of Adaline 
AMG SYNOPSIS: Adaline (Blake Lively) has kept to herself for decades in order to keep secret the fact that she has remained 29-years-old for nearly a century. However, when she meets a handsome philanthropist named Ellis (Michiel Huisman), she strains against the self-imposed exile she's lived in. When her secret may become public, she is forced to take greater control over her life. Harrison Ford and Kathy Baker co-star. -- Perry Seibert

Themes : Immortality
Keywords : eternal-youth, immortality, near-death-experience
Drama, Fantasy, Fantasy Drama 
Blake Lively ... Adaline Bowman
Harrison Ford ... William Jones
Michiel Huisman ... Ellis Jones
Ellen Burstyn ... Flemming
Amanda Crew ... Kikki Jones
Kathy Baker ... Kathy Jones
Linda Boyd ... Regan
Hugh Ross ... Narrator
Richard Harmon ... Tony
Fulvio Cecere ... Cab Driver
Anjali Jay ... Cora
Hiro Kanagawa ... Kenneth
Peter James Gray ... Clarence James Prescott
Izabel A. Pearce ... Flemming (Age 5)
Cate Richardson ... Flemming (Age 20)
Jane Craven ... Miriam
Noel Johansen ... 1950's Policeman
Aaron Craven ... 1950's FBI Agent
Primo Allon ... 1940's Officer #1
Darren Dolynski ... 1940's Officer #2
Chris William Martin ... Dale Davenport
Daniel Bacon ... Boat Tunnel Guide
Barclay Hope ... Financial Advisor
Robert Maloney ... 1950's Financial Advisor
Deejay Jackson ... 1960's Cab Driver
Lane Edwards ... Veterinarian
Tony Levins ... Ellis Apartment Super
Anthony Ingruber ... Young William Jones
Keith McCafferty ... 1960's Hippie Photographer
Serge Houde ... Good Samaritan
Demord Dann ... Paramedic #2
Grace Chin ... E.R. Doctor
24 2/4
Agent Cody Banks 
AMG SYNOPSIS: A teen learns that all the gadgets in the world can't help him overcome his awkwardness around the opposite sex in this big-budget family entertainment. In Agent Cody Banks, Malcolm in the Middle star Frankie Muniz plays a young man plucked from suburban obscurity to be trained as a CIA super-agent. His mission? Get friendly with his classmate Natalie (played by another teen TV star, Lizzie McGuire's Hilary Duff) so that he can uncover her father's diabolical scheme to create indestructible robots. To compound his problems, Cody also has to deal with the same stresses as any adolescent: nagging parents, insufferable classwork, and a fragile sense of self-esteem. Agent Cody Banks was produced by MGM, not coincidentally the studio responsible for another popular spy franchise, the venerable James Bond series. -- Michael Hastings

Moods : Pick-Me-Ups
Themes : Double Life | Heroic Mission | Coping With Puberty [k]
Keywords : teenagers, mission [quest], spy, classmate, espionage, prep-school, CIA (Central-Intelligence-Agency), robot
Children's/Family, Spy Film, Family-Oriented Adventure, Spy Comedy 
Frankie Muniz ... Cody Banks
Hilary Duff ... Natalie Connors
Keith David ... CIA Director
Cynthia Stevenson ... Mrs. Banks
Arnold Vosloo ... Molay
Daniel Roebuck ... Mr. Banks
Ian McShane ... Brinkman
Darrell Hammond ... Nigel
Martin Donovan ... Dr. Connors
Angie Harmon
Martin Henderson
Judge Reinhold
Andrew Francis ... Fenster Drooge
Connor Widdows ... Alex Banks
Alan C. Peterson ... Dark Agent
25 0/4
Air Bud: World Pup 
AMG SYNOPSIS: The world's most athletic Golden Retriever is back, and he's becoming a family man in this, the second sequel to the 1997 hit Air Bud. Josh Framm (Kevin Zegers) suddenly has a lot to get used to -- his mom Jackie (Cynthia Stevenson) has just tied the knot with her boyfriend Patrick (Gregory Harrison), and now that Josh and his best friend Tom have made the school soccer team, Coach Montoya (Miguel Sandoval) informs them that the team has gone co-ed -- Emma, whose family has just moved to America from England, will be playing alongside the boys. As it turns out, Emma's family has a Golden Retriever named Molly, and Molly makes the acquaintance of Josh's basketball- (and football) playing pooch, Bud. Soon Bud and Molly are the proud parents of a litter of puppies, and Josh and Emma discover that Bud's previously displayed ball-handling skills apply to the soccer field as well. But while Josh, Emma, and Bud are trying to push their team to the state championships, the clown-turned-dogcatcher Snively (Michael Jeter) has evil plans for Bud and his new family. Air Bud: World Pup marked the directorial debut of Bill Bannerman, who had previously worked as a producer and assistant director. -- Mark Deming

Themes : Man's Best Friend | Soccer Players | Talented Animals
Keywords : dog, soccer, puppy, dognapping
Children's/Family, Comedy, Animal Picture, Family-Oriented Comedy, Sports Comedy 
Kevin Zegers
Caitlin Wachs
Miguel Sandoval
Martin Ferrero
Don McMillan
Dale Midkiff
26 2/4
Air Force One 
AMG SYNOPSIS: In this action drama, Harrison Ford plays James Marshall, a onetime combat hero in the Vietnam War who is now President of the United States. While visiting the former Soviet Union, Marshall gives a speech in which he supports a get-tough attitude against both terrorists and a right-wing general and war criminal from Kazakhstan imprisoned in Moscow, earning him few friends in the Eastern Bloc. While flying back to the United States aboard Air Force One, Marshall and his staff discover that one of the journalists returning with them is actually Ivan Korshunov (Gary Oldman), a Kazakhstani terrorist, who hijacks the plane with three associates and holds the president hostage -- with his wife and daughter on board. Marshall must use his strength and intelligence to keep the terrorists at bay and devise a plan to allow his family to escape to safety, while on the ground the vice-president (Glenn Close), the secretary of defense (Dean Stockwell), and the attorney general (Philip Baker Hall) grapple over what to do and how much control to take in this crisis. Slam-bang action sequences and plot twists fly fast and furious in this nail-biter from director Wolfgang Petersen, who previously generated suspense under water (rather than in the air) with Das Boot. -- Mark Deming

Moods : Adrenaline Rush
Themes : Hijackings | Hostage Situations | Terrorism | Daring Rescues | Race Against Time | Under Siege
Keywords : hostage, President, terrorism, family, kidnapping, jet, negotiation, veteran [military], bad-guy, good-guy, hijacker, rescue, revenge, General, sacrifice, responsibility, victim
Attributes : High Budget, High Production Values
Action, Action Thriller 
Harrison Ford ... President James Marshall
Gary Oldman ... Ivan Korshunov
Glenn Close ... Vice President Kathryn Bennett
Wendy Crewson ... Grace Marshall
Paul Guilfoyle ... Chief of Staff Lloyd Shepherd
William H. Macy ... Major Caldwell
Liesel Matthews ... Alice Marshall
Dean Stockwell ... Defense Secretary Walter Dean
Xander Berkeley ... Agent Gibbs
Bill Smitrovich ... Gen. Northwood
Elya Baskin ... Andrei Kolchak
David Vadim ... Igor Nevsky
Tom Everett ... NSA Adviser Jack Doherty
Spencer Garrett ... White House Aide Thomas Lee
Philip Baker Hall ... U.S. Attorney Gen. Ward
Donna Bullock ... Press Secretary Melanie Mitchell
David Gianopoulos ... Agent Johnson
Glenn Morshower ... Agent Walters
Jürgen Prochnow ... Gen. Alexander Radek
Mario Roberts ... Special Service Agent
1199 0/4
Air Strike 
AMG SYNOPSIS: This action/adventure film from director Xiao Feng follows five Chinese people who band together as to protect an important military machine in Chongqing from Japanese Air Force attacks in 1940. This coordinated Japanese attack during World War II eventually leaves the five of them scrambling for a solution to save the important machine. Starring Ye Liu, Bruce Willis, Seung-heon Song, Adrien Brody, and Shengyi Huang. --

Keywords : China, military, world-war
Action, Adventure 
Liu Ye ... Xue Gangtou
Bruce Willis ... Jack
Adrien Brody ... Steve
Nicholas Tse ... Lei Tao
Fan Bingbing ... Ye Peixuan
Gang Wu ... Zhao Chun
Rumer Willis ... Julia
Feng Yuanzheng ... Xue Manguan
Simon Yam ... Air Defense Commander
Kenny Bee ... Government Official
1131 4/4
AMG SYNOPSIS: This spoof of the Airport series of disaster movies relies on ridiculous sight gags, groan-inducing dialogue, and deadpan acting -- a comedy style that would be imitated for the next 20 years. Airplane! pulls out all the clichés as alcoholic pilot Ted Striker (Robert Hays), who's developed a fear of flying due to wartime trauma, boards a jumbo jet in an attempt to woo back his stewardess girlfriend (Julie Hagerty). Food poisoning decimates the passengers and crew, leaving it up to Striker to land the plane, with the help of a glue-sniffing air traffic controller (Lloyd Bridges) and Striker's vengeful former captain (Robert Stack), who must both talk him down. Along the way, we meet a clutch of stock disaster movie passengers like the guitar-strumming nun, a sick little girl, a frightened old lady, and two African-American travelers whose "jive" has to be subtitled. Leslie Nielsen portrays the plane's doctor, launching a new phase of the actor's career that carried him through the next two decades in several similarly comedic roles. The trio of directors Jim Abrahams, Jerry Zucker, and David Zucker responsible for the film would eventually go on to solo careers, but not before making Top Secret! and Ruthless People. --

Moods : Gutbusters
Themes : Nothing Goes Right | Unlikely Heroes | Air Disasters
Keywords : airplane, food-poisoning, stewardess, fear, pilot, air-disaster, airport, post-traumatic-stress, terminal-illness, disco
Attributes : High Artistic Quality, High Historical Importance
Comedy, Absurd Comedy, Parody/Spoof, Ensemble Film 
Robert Hays ... Ted Striker
Julie Hagerty ... Elaine Dickinson
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar ... Murdock
Lloyd Bridges ... McCroskey
Peter Graves ... Capt. Oveur
Leslie Nielsen ... Dr. Rumack
Robert Stack ... Kramer
Lorna Patterson ... Randy
Stephen Stucker ... Johnny
Jim Abrahams ... Religious Zealot #6
Frank Ashmore ... Victor Basta
Jonathan Banks ... Gunderson
Craig Berenson ... Paul Carey
Barbara Billingsley ... Jive Lady
Lee Bryant ... Mrs. Hammen
Joyce Bulifant ... Mrs. Davis
Ted Chapman ... Airport Steward
Norman Alexander Gibbs ... First Jive Dude
Marcy Goldman ... Mrs. Geline
Rossie Harris ... Joey
David Hollander ... Young Boy with Coffee
James Hong ... Japanese General
Howard Honig ... Jack
Gregory Itzin ... Religious Zealot #1
Howard Jarvis ... Man in Taxi
Michael Laurence ... Newscaster
David Leisure ... First Krishna
Barbara Mallory ... Religious Zealot #2
Maureen McGovern ... Nun
Nora Meerbaum ... Cocaine Lady
Mary Mercier ... Shirley
Ethel Merman ... Lt. Hurwitz
Ann Nelson ... Handing Lady
John O'Leary ... Reporter #2
Cyril O'Reilly ... Soldier
Nicholas Pryor ... Mr. Hammen
Conrad Palmisano ... Religious Zealot #4
Michelle Stacy ... Young Girl with Coffee
Robert Starr ... Religious Zealot #5
Barbara Stuart ... Mrs. Kramer
Kenneth Tobey ... Air Controller Neubauer
William Tregoe ... Jack Kirkpatrick
Jill Whelan ... Lisa Davis
Al White ... Second Jive Dude
Jason Wingreen ... Dr. Brody
Louise Yaffe ... Mrs. Jaffe
Charlotte Zucker ... Make-Up Lady
David Zucker ... Ground Crewman #1
Jerry Zucker ... Ground Crewman #2
Herb Voland ... Air Controller Macias
Maurice Hill ... Reporter 3
27 3/4
AMG SYNOPSIS: Robin Williams's dizzying and hilarious voicing of the Genie is the main attraction of Aladdin, the third in the series of modern Disney animated movies that began with 1989's The Little Mermaid and heralded a new age for the genre. After a sultan (Douglas Seale) gives his daughter, Jasmine (Linda Larkin), three days to find a husband, she escapes the palace and encounters the street-savvy urchin Aladdin (Scott Weinger), who charms his way into her heart. While the sultan's Vizier, Jafar (Jonathan Freeman), weaves a spell so that he may marry Jasmine and become sultan himself, Aladdin discovers the Genie's lamp in a cave, rubs it, and sets the mystical entity free, leading the Genie to pledge his undying loyalty to the dazzled youth. Aladdin begins his quest to defeat Jafar and win the hand of the princess, with the Genie's help. Monsters, Disney's trademark talking animals, and a flying carpet all figure into the ensuing adventures, but Williams' Genie, who can change into anything or anybody, steals the show as he launches into one crazed monologue after another, impersonating figures from Ed Sullivan to Elvis Presley. -- Don Kaye

Moods : Fantastic Reality
Themes : Crowned Heads | Curses and Spells | Daring Rescues | Genie in a Bottle | Heroic Mission | Schemes and Ruses
Keywords : wish, wish-fulfillment, genie, good-vs-evil, love, princess, rags-to-riches, romance, coming-of-age, lamp, rescue, robbery, impersonation
Children's/Family, Fantasy, Animated Musical, Musical Fantasy, Fantasy Adventure, Children's Fantasy 
Scott Weinger ... Aladdin
Robin Williams ... Genie
Lea Salonga ... Singing Jasmine
Linda Larkin ... Jasmine
Frank Welker ... Abu
Gilbert Gottfried ... Iago
Douglas Seale ... Sultan
Jack Angel
Corey Burton
Jim Cummings ... Razoul
Jennifer Darling
Jerry Houser
Vera Lockwood
Sherry Lynn
Mickie T. McGowan
Patrick Pinney
28 1/4
Alex & Emma 
AMG SYNOPSIS: Rob Reiner directs Luke Wilson and Kate Hudson in Alex & Emma, a romantic comedy about an author and his secretary. Gangsters will kill Alex (Wilson) in 30 days if he doesn't pay back his gambling debts. The only way he can do that is to finish his new novel. He hires sassy court stenographer Emma (Hudson) to transcribe his dictation. The film intercuts between the two of them writing the story, and the story within the story. Hudson plays three roles in the film, and Wilson plays two. Sophie Marceau and David Paymer round out the cast. The premise is (very) loosely based on a series of events that befell Russian novelist Fyodor Dostoyevsky. -- Perry Seibert

Moods : In the Mood for Love
Themes : Workplace Romance | Creative Block | Writer's Life
Keywords : novel, secretary, writer, writing, debt, gambling
Comedy, Romance, Romantic Comedy 
Kate Hudson ... Anna, Eldora, Elsa, Emma Dinsmore, Ylva
Luke Wilson ... Adam Shipley, Alex Sheldon
Jordan Lund ... Claude
Sophie Marceau ... Polina Delacroix
David Paymer ... John Shaw
Alexander Wauthier ... Andre
Earl Carroll ... M. Bernard Pompier
Leili Kramer ... Michele
Rip Taylor ... The General
Chino XL ... Tony Boyd, Flamenco Dancer #2
Rob Reiner ... Wirschafter
Francois Giroday ... Croupier
Lobo Sebastian ... Bobby, Flamenco Dancer #1
Cloris Leachman ... Grandmother
Gigi Bermingham ... Madame Blanche
Jordi Caballero ... Flamenco Dancer #3
Robert Costanzo ... Bus Driver
Michael Rapaport ... Casino Owner
Danica Sheridan ... Receptionist
Paul Willson ... "Whistling" John Shaw
29 3/4
Alice in Wonderland 
AMG SYNOPSIS: This Disney feature-length cartoon combines the most entertaining elements of Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass. Chasing after the White Rabbit, who runs into view singing "I'm Late! I'm Late!," Alice falls down the rabbit hole into the topsy-turvy alternate world of Wonderland. She grows and shrinks after following the instructions of a haughty caterpillar, attends a "Very Merry Unbirthday" party in the garden of the Mad Hatter and the March Hare, stands in awe as the Cheshire Cat spouts philosophy, listens in rapt attention as Tweedledum and Tweedledee relate the story of the Walrus and the Carpenter (a sequence usually cut when Alice is shown on TV), and closes out her day with a hectic croquet game at the home of the Red Queen. The music and production design of Alice in Wonderland is marvelous, but the film is too much of a good thing, much too frantic to do full honor to the whimsical Carroll original, and far too episodic to hang together as a unified feature film. One tactical error is having Alice weep at mid-point, declaring her wish to go home: This is Alice in Wonderland, Walt, not Wizard of Oz! Its storytelling shortcomings aside, Alice in Wonderland is superior family entertainment (never mind the efforts in the 1970s to palm off the picture as a psychedelic "head" film). -- Hal Erickson

Moods : Other Dimensions
Themes : Fantasy Lands | Mischievous Children | Talking Animals
Keywords : girl, dimension-travel, fantasy, fantasy-world, reality
Attributes : High Production Values
Children's/Family, Fantasy, Animated Musical, Children's Fantasy, Fairy Tales & Legends 
Kathryn Beaumont ... Alice
Ed Wynn ... Mad Hatter
Richard Haydn ... Caterpillar
Sterling Holloway ... Cheshire Cat
Jerry Colonna ... March Hare
Verna Felton ... Queen of Hearts
Pat O'Malley ... Walrus, Carpenter, Dee, Dum
Bill Thompson ... White Rabbit, Dodo
Heather Angel ... Alice's sister
Joseph Kearns ... Doorknob
Queenie Leonard ... Bird in the Tree
Dink Trout ... King of Hearts
Doris Lloyd ... The Rose
James MacDonald ... Dormouse
Wilfred Jackson
Hamilton Luske
857 1/4
Alice Through the Looking Glass 
AMG SYNOPSIS: Alice (Mia Wasikowska) returns to Wonderland after finding success in the real world as a ship's captain, only to discover that the Mad Hatter (Johnny Depp) is suffering from severe depression. Eager to help her friend, she steals a time-travel device called the Chronosphere and journeys into the past in order to save the Hatter's family. Elsewhere, the deposed Red Queen (Helena Bonham Carter) also attempts to go back in time and heal old wounds. Anne Hathaway, Alan Rickman, Sacha Baron Cohen, and Michael Sheen co-star. James Bobin (The Muppets) directed this time around, taking over from Tim Burton (who helmed 2010's Alice in Wonderland). -- Jack Rodgers

Themes : Fantasy Lands
Action, Fantasy, Fantasy Adventure 
Johnny Depp ... Mad Hatter
Anne Hathaway ... The White Queen
Mia Wasikowska ... Alice Kingsleigh
Helena Bonham Carter ... The Red Queen
Rhys Ifans ... Zanik Hightopp
Matt Lucas ... Tweedledee/Tweedledum
Ed Speleers ... James Harcourt
Sacha Baron Cohen ... Time
Stephen Fry ... Cheshire Cat
Matt Vogel ... Wilkins
Alan Rickman ... Blue Caterpillar
Michael Sheen ... White Rabbit
Timothy Spall ... Bayard
Paul Whitehouse ... March Hare
Barbara Windsor ... Dormouse
Lindsay Duncan ... Helen Kingsleigh
Leo Bill ... Lord Hamish Ascot
Geraldine James ... Lady Ascot
Andrew Scott ... Dr. Addison Bennet
Richard Armitage ... King Oleron
Paul Hunter ... Chess King
Meera Syal ... Nobody
Hattie Morahan ... Queen Elsewhere
Joanna Bobin ... Alexandra
Amelia Crouch ... Young Mirana
Leilah de Meza ... Young Iracebeth
Simone Kirby ... Tyva Hightopp
Siobhan Redmond ... Bumalig Hightopp
Frederick Warder ... Poomally Hightopp
Tom Godwin ... Pimlick Hightopp
Edward Petherbridge ... Gentleman Fish
Richard Syms ... Board Member
Bill Thomas ... Driver
30 4/4
AMG SYNOPSIS: "In space, no one can hear you scream." A close encounter of the third kind becomes a Jaws-style nightmare when an alien invades a spacecraft in Ridley Scott's sci-fi horror classic. On the way home from a mission for the Company, the Nostromo's crew is woken up from hibernation by the ship's Mother computer to answer a distress signal from a nearby planet. Capt. Dallas's (Tom Skerritt) rescue team discovers a bizarre pod field, but things get even stranger when a face-hugging creature bursts out of a pod and attaches itself to Kane (John Hurt). Over the objections of Ripley (Sigourney Weaver), science officer Ash (Ian Holm) lets Kane back on the ship. The acid-blooded incubus detaches itself from an apparently recovered Kane, but an alien erupts from Kane's stomach and escapes. The alien starts stalking the humans, pitting Dallas and his crew (and cat) against a malevolent killing machine that also has a protector in the nefarious Company. -- Lucia Bozzola

Moods : Nail-biters | Other Dimensions
Themes : Evil Aliens | Space Travel | Robots and Androids
Keywords : man-vs-aliens, escape, trapped, spacecraft, parasite, alien [not human], creature, intergalactic, monster
Attributes : High Artistic Quality, High Historical Importance, High Production Values
Science Fiction, Sci-Fi Horror, Creature Film 
Tom Skerritt ... Dallas
Sigourney Weaver ... Ellen Ripley
Veronica Cartwright ... Lambert
Yaphet Kotto ... Parker
Harry Dean Stanton ... Brett
John Hurt ... Kane
Ian Holm ... Ash
Helen Horton ... Mother
31 1/4
Alien vs. Predator 
AMG SYNOPSIS: Directed by Paul W.S. Anderson, Alien vs. Predator follows billionaire Charles Bishop Weyland (Lance Henriksen) and his team of drillers, scientists, and archaeologists, to an obscure pyramid site in Antarctica. Among the icy ruins, allegedly, lies the proof of an empire predating humankind. Once there, however, the group finds more than ancient sarcophaguses and hieroglyphics; rather, their discovery consists of dismembered human skeletons and fossilized remains of the alien creatures that appear to have violently burst out of their chests. Even more horrifying is the evidence suggesting that the aliens may still exist. Indeed, there are aliens below the pyramids, but an equal threat looms above: three Predators, all on the verge of manhood, are engaged in a gruesome rite of passage -- every hundred years, young Predators must travel to Earth and take on a hunting ritual in order to complete the transition to adulthood or die in the process. Before long, the humans find themselves battling for their own lives as the Predators and aliens continue their fight for superiority. The film also features Sanaa Lathan, Raoul Bova, Ewen Bremmer, Colin Salmon, and Agathe de la Boulaye. -- Tracie Cooper

Moods : Adrenaline Rush
Themes : Evil Aliens
Keywords : alien [not human], ancient, Antarctica, predators, pyramid, ritual, rival
Action, Horror, Alien Film, Creature Film, Sci-Fi Action 
Sanaa Lathan ... Alexa Woods
Raoul Bova ... Sebastian De Rosa
Lance Henriksen ... Charles Bishop Weyland
Ewen Bremner ... Graeme Miller
Colin Salmon ... Maxwell Stafford
Joseph Rye ... Joe Connors
Agathe de la Boulaye ... Adele Rousseau
Carsten Norgaard ... Rusten Quinn
Sam Troughton ... Thomas Parks
Ian Whyte ... Scar
Petr Jákl ... Stone
Pavel Bezdek ... Bass
Kieran Bew ... Klaus
Carsten Voigt ... Mikkel
Jan Filipensky ... Boris
Adrian Bouchet ... Sven
Andy Lucas ... Juan Ramirez
Liz May Brice ... Supervisor
Glenn Conroy ... Technician
Eoin McCarthy ... Sacrificial Maiden
Karima Adebibe ... Sacrificial Maiden
915 2/4
Alien: Covenant 
AMG SYNOPSIS: In this sci-fi horror film, which serves as both a sequel to 2012's Prometheus and a prequel to the larger Alien franchise, a spaceship called the Covenant is forced to make an emergency landing on a seemingly idyllic world. Unfortunately, the crew soon realize that this paradise contains a terrifying threat: the extraterrestrial predator known as the "xenomorph." Michael Fassbender, Katherine Waterston, Billy Crudup, Danny McBride, and Demián Bichir star in this film from Ridley Scott, director of the original Alien. -- Jack Rodgers

Moods : Adrenaline Rush
Themes : Evil Aliens | Space Travel | Technology Run Amok
Science Fiction, Alien Film, Creature Film, Sci-Fi Action, Sci-Fi Horror, Space Adventure 
Michael Fassbender ... David/Walter
Katherine Waterston ... Daniels
Billy Crudup ... Oram
Danny McBride ... Tennessee
Demián Bichir ... Lope
Carmen Ejogo ... Karine
Jussie Smollett ... Ricks
Callie Hernandez ... Upworth
Amy Seimetz ... Faris
Tess Haubrich ... Rosenthal
Lorelei King ... Voice of 'Mother'
Goran Kleut ... Xenomorph/Neomorph
32 4/4
AMG SYNOPSIS: Big-budget special effects, swiftly paced action, and a distinct feminist subtext from writer/director James Cameron turned what should have been a by-the-numbers sci-fi sequel into both a blockbuster and a seven-time Oscar nominee. Sigourney Weaver returns as Ellen Ripley, the last surviving crew member of a corporate spaceship destroyed after an attack by a vicious, virtually unbeatable alien life form. Adrift in space for half a century, Ripley grapples with depression until she's informed by her company's representative, Carter Burke (Paul Reiser) that the planet where her crew discovered the alien has since been settled by colonists. Contact with the colony has suddenly been lost, and a detachment of colonial marines is being sent to investigate. Invited along as an advisor, Ripley predicts disaster, and sure enough, the aliens have infested the colony, leaving a sole survivor, the young girl Newt (Carrie Henn). With the soldiers picked off one by one, a final all-female showdown brews between the alien queen and Ripley, who's become a surrogate mother to Newt. Several future stars made early career appearances in Aliens (1986), including Lance Henriksen, Bill Paxton, and Reiser. -- Karl Williams

Moods : Adrenaline Rush | Other Dimensions
Themes : Evil Aliens | Heroic Mission | Space Travel | Robots and Androids | Time Sleepers
Keywords : alien [not human], against-all-odds, escape, android, man-vs-aliens, Marines, parasite
Attributes : High Artistic Quality, High Production Values
Science Fiction, Sci-Fi Action, Creature Film, Sci-Fi Horror 
Sigourney Weaver ... Ellen Ripley
Michael Biehn ... Cpl. Dwayne Hicks
Lance Henriksen ... Bishop
Paul Reiser ... Carter Burke
Bill Paxton ... Pvt. Hudson
Jenette Goldstein ... Pvt. Vasquez
William Hope ... Lt. Gorman
Al Matthews ... Sgt. Apone
Mark Rolston ... Pvt. Drake
Daniel Kash ... Pvt. Spunkmeyer
Tip Tipping ... Pvt. Crowe
Trevor Steedman ... Pvt. Wierzbowski
Paul Maxwell ... Van Leuwen
Valerie Colgan ... ECA Rep
Alan Polonsky ... Insurance Man
Alibe Parsons ... Med Tech
Blain Fairman ... Doctor
Barbara Coles ... Cocooned Woman
Carl Toop ... Alien Warrior
John Lees ... Power Loader Operator
Kiran Shah ... Double for Newt
33 1/4
All Dogs Go to Heaven 
AMG SYNOPSIS: One of the most expensive of Don Bluth's animated cartoon features, All Dogs Go to Heaven was also among the most successful. Set in late-'30s New Orleans, the story centers upon a roguish German shepherd named Charlie B. Barkin (voice of Burt Reynolds), who is killed early in the proceedings by his business partner, Carface (voice of Vic Tayback). Charlie travels to Heaven, and is promptly warned that if he heads back to Earth, he can never return; he does decide to go back to Earth, however, to exact revenge on Carface, who has kidnapped Anne-Marie, a little orphan girl who can talk to Animals.
The film also includes the vocal skills of Dom DeLuise, Charles Nelson Reilly, Vic Tayback, Melba Moore, Loni Anderson, and a host of others. All Dogs Go to Heaven was the first production of the Dublin-based Sullivan Bluth Studios. -- Hal Erickson

Themes : Heroic Mission | Kidnapping
Keywords : angel, animal, bank, dog, kidnapping, killing, orphan, reunion, revenge, robbery
Children's/Family, Family-Oriented Adventure, Animated Musical, Heaven-Can-Wait Fantasies 
Burt Reynolds ... Charlie
Judith Barsi ... Anne-Marie
Dom DeLuise ... Itchy
Vic Tayback ... Carface
Charles Nelson Reilly ... Killer
Melba Moore ... Whippet Angel
Ken Page ... King Gator
Loni Anderson ... Flo
Robert Fuller ... Harold
Earleen Carey ... Kate
Anna Manahan ... Stella Dallas
Nigel Pegram ... Sir Reginald
Godfrey Quigley ... Terrier
John K. Carr
Dan Molina
34 1/4
All Dogs Go to Heaven 2 
AMG SYNOPSIS: In this tuneful animated sequel, that angelic ol' dog Charlie Barkin returns to create chaos in heaven and on earth. The trouble begins when Charlie gets bored with the peaceful bliss of life in doggy heaven and begins dreaming of returning to Earth. Even the arrival of his former best pal Itchy does little to cheer him up. Then the wicked Carface steals Gabriel's horn and in the struggle it falls into San Francisco. Charlie and Itchy jump at the chance to retrieve the holy horn. Once back on Earth, the two have many adventures and get entangled with a sexy Irish setter a kindly boy and a wicked cat with a nefarious scheme. -- Sandra Brennan

Themes : Heroic Mission
Keywords : afterlife, boredom, dog, earth, friendship, heaven, investigation, robbery, second-chance
Children's/Family, Animated Musical, Family-Oriented Adventure 
Charlie Sheen ... Charlie Barkin
Sheena Easton ... Sasha La Fleur
Dom DeLuise ... Itchy Itchiford
Ernest Borgnine ... Carface
George Hearn ... Red
Bebe Neuwirth ... Anabelle
Hamilton Camp ... Chihuahua
Bobby Di Cicco ... Thom
Adam Wylie ... David
Wallace Shawn ... Labradour MC
1149 2/4
All the Money in the World 
AMG SYNOPSIS: This crime thriller dramatizes the real-life 1973 kidnapping of 16-year-old John Paul Getty III (Charlie Plummer), the grandson of billionaire oil tycoon J. Paul Getty (Christopher Plummer). John's mother Gail (Michelle Williams) begs J. Paul Getty to pay the kidnappers' ransom; when he refuses, she decides to rescue her son with the help of Getty's business associate, an ex-CIA agent named Fletcher Chase (Mark Wahlberg). Directed by Ridley Scott, All the Money in the World originally starred Kevin Spacey as J. Paul Getty. When Spacey was accused of sexual misconduct, Scott reshot his scenes with Christopher Plummer in just nine days in order to meet the movie's planned release date. Inspired by historical events. Certain scenes, characters and dialogue have been fictionalized for dramatic purposes. --

Moods : Nail-biters
Themes : Finding a Way Back Home | Hostage Situations | Kidnapping
Keywords : crime, hostage, kidnapping, Mafia, money, negotiation
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller, Biopic [feature], Crime Drama, Crime Thriller 
Michelle Williams ... Gail Harris
Christopher Plummer ... J. Paul Getty
Mark Wahlberg ... Fletcher Chase
Romain Duris ... Cinquanta
Charlie Plummer ... John Paul Getty III
Timothy Hutton ... Oswald Hinge
Andrew Buchan ... John Paul Getty II
Olivia Grant ... Millicent
Marco Leonardi ... Mammoliti
Nicolas Vaporidis ... ll Tamia "Chipmunk"
Guglielmo Favilla ... Piccolino
Francesca Inaudi ... Prostitute #2
Stacy Martin ... Nancy Getty's Secretary
Clive Wood ... Bullmore
Cherise Silvestri ... Secretary Getty Oil
Roy McCrerey ... Attorney Getty Oil
Ghassan Massoud ... Prince Al-Rashid
Giuseppe Gandini ... Italian Reporter #3
Giulio Base ... Coroner
Olivia Magnani ... Factory Woman
Giampiero Judica ... Sgro
Rainer Sellien ... Otto Lam
1015 4/4
All the President's Men 
AMG SYNOPSIS: Conspiracy film specialist Alan J. Pakula turned journalists Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein's best-selling account of their Watergate investigation into one of the hit films of Bicentennial year 1976. While researching a story about a botched 1972 burglary of Democratic Party headquarters at the Watergate apartment complex, green Washington Post reporters/rivals Woodward (Robert Redford, who also exec produced) and Bernstein (Dustin Hoffman) stumble on a possible connection between the burglars and a White House staffer. With the circumspect approval of executive editor Ben Bradlee (Jason Robards), the pair digs deeper. Aided by a guilt-ridden turncoat bookkeeper (Jane Alexander) and the vital if cryptic guidance of Woodward's mystery source, Deep Throat (Hal Holbrook), Woodward and Bernstein "follow the money" all the way to the top of the Nixon administration. Despite Deep Throat's warnings that their lives are in danger, and the reluctance of older Post editors, Woodward and Bernstein are determined to get out the story of the crime and its presidential cover-up. Once Bradlee is convinced, the final teletype impassively taps out the historically explosive results. --

Moods : Button Pushers | Food for Thought
Themes : Conspiracies | Members of the Press | Political Corruption
Keywords : President, behind-the-scenes, corruption, cover-up, impeachment, investigation, journalism, political-intrigue, radio, reporter, robbery, scandal, source, talk-show
Attributes : High Artistic Quality, High Historical Importance
Drama, Docudrama, Paranoid Thriller, Political Drama 
Dustin Hoffman ... Carl Bernstein
Robert Redford ... Bob Woodward
Jack Warden ... Harry Rosenfeld
Martin Balsam ... Howard Simons
Hal Holbrook ... Deep Throat
Jason Robards, Jr. ... Ben Bradlee
Jane Alexander ... Bookkeeper
Stephen Collins ... Hugh Sloan, Jr.
Ned Beatty ... D.A. Dardis
Penny Fuller ... Sally Aiken
John McMartin ... Foreign Editor
Robert Walden ... Donald Segretti
Frank Wills ... Frank Wills
Allyn Ann McLerie ... Carolyn Abbot
Nate Esformes ... Gonzales
John Randolph ... Voice of Bob Haldeman
Gene Lindsey ... Baldwin
F. Murray Abraham ... 1st Arresting Officer
David Arkin ... Bachinski
Henry Calvert ... Barker
Dominic Chianese ... Martinez
Nicolas Coster ... Markham
Lindsay Crouse ... Kay Eddy
Valerie Curtin ... Miss Milland
Gene Dynarski ... Clerk
Richard Herd ... McCord
Polly Holliday ... Dardis' Secretary
James Karen ... Hugh Sloan's Lawyer
Paul Lambert ... National Editor
Frank Latimore ... Judge
Anthony Mannino ... Arresting Officer
James Murtaugh ... Library Clerk
John O'Leary ... Attorney
Jess Osuna ... FBI Man
Neva Patterson ... Angry Woman
George Pentecost ... George
Penny Peyser ... Sharon Lyons
Joshua Shelley ... Al Lewis
Sloane Shelton ... Bookkeepper's Sister
Ralph Williams ... Ray Steuben
George Wyner ... Attorney
Stanley Clay ... Assistant Metro Editor
John Devlin ... Metro Editor
John Furlong ... Newsdesk Editor
Basil Hoffman ... Assistant Metro Editor
Jamie Smith Jackson ... Post Librarian
Jeff MacKay ... Reporter
Christopher Murray ... Photo Aide
Louis Quinn ... Salesman
Richard Venture ... Assistant Metro Editor
Wendell Wright ... Assistant Metro Editor
Bryan Clark ... Arguing Attorney
1023 3/4
AMG SYNOPSIS: In this WWII spy thriller, Canadian airman Max Vatan (Brad Pitt) and French Resistance operative Marianne Beauséjour (Marion Cotillard) pose as a married couple for a dangerous mission in Casablanca. Their cover story soon leads to an actual love affair and their starting a family together, but Max's happiness is shattered when he's told that he must take part in an investigation to determine whether Marianne is really a double agent working for the Nazis. Jared Harris, Lizzy Caplan, and Matthew Goode co-star. Directed by Robert Zemeckis (Forrest Gump, Cast Away). --

Moods : For Love of Country | Nail-biters
Themes : Assassination Plots | Assumed Identities | Betrayal | Double Life | Heroic Mission | Traitorous Spies/Double Agents
Keywords : assassination, French [nationality], marriage, resistance-fighters, spy, undercover, war
Drama, Thriller, Period Film, Romantic Mystery, War Spy Film 
Brad Pitt ... Max Vatan
Marion Cotillard ... Marianne Beausejour
Jared Harris ... Frank Heslop
Simon McBurney ... S.O.E. Officer
Lizzy Caplan ... Bridget Vatan
Matthew Goode ... Guy Sangster
August Diehl ... Hobar
Thierry Frémont ... Paul Delamare
Xavier De Guillebon ... Claude
Michael McKell ... German Officer at Anfa Cafe
Charlotte Hope ... Louise
Marion Bailey ... Mrs. Sinclair
Anton Lesser ... Emmanuel Lombard
Mark Roper ... Landlord Billy
Paul Longley ... Soldier at Party
Christian Rubeck ... Lars
Philippe Spall ... Monet
Raphael Acloque ... Renoir
Chris Reilly ... Hendon Gate Guard
Raffey Cassidy ... Anna
1280 2/4
Almost an Angel 
AMG SYNOPSIS: Australian star Paul Hogan just couldn't seem to come up with a hit comparable to his 1986 international hit Crocodile Dundee. Hogan's Almost an Angel was a nice try, but no cigar. The star plays a lifelong thief who suffers a potentially fatal accident. While "in limbo", Hogan is visited by God (amusingly played by Charlton Heston-well, why not Charlton Heston?). When he recovers, Hogan is convinced that he'd been returned to the land of the living in order to do God's work. He turns over a new leaf, coming to the assistance of wheelchair-bound Elias Koteas and his pretty sister Linda Kozlowski (the real-life Mrs. Hogan). At first suspicious of Hogan, Kozlowski is finally won over by his new-found sincerity. So lightweight that it threatens to float away at any moment, Almost an Angel is held together exclusively by Paul Hogan's star appeal. Unfortunately, this wasn't enough to insure a box-office success. -- Hal Erickson

Moods : Fantastic Reality | Pick-Me-Ups
Themes : Angels | Going Straight | Living With Disability | Redemption
Keywords : angel, afterlife, accident, disgruntlement, handicap, limbo, paraplegic, robbery, survivor, thief, wheelchair
Fantasy, Fantasy Comedy, Heaven-Can-Wait Fantasies, Heavenly Comedy 
Paul Hogan ... Terry Dean
Elias Koteas ... Steve
Linda Kozlowski ... Rose Garner
Charlton Heston ... Moses
Doreen Lang ... Mrs. Garner
Joe Dallesandro ... Thief
Robert Sutton ... Guido
Sammy Lee Allen ... Bubba
Douglas Seale ... Father
Ruth Warshawsky ... Irene Bealeman
Parley Baer ... George Bealeman
Ben Slack ... Reverand Barton
David Alan Grier
Larry Miller
Hank Worden ... Pop
Stephanie Hodge
Michael Alldredge ... Sergeant Freebody
Greg Barnett
William de Acutis
Eddie Frias
Richard Grove
Hal Landon, Jr.
Jason Marsden
Candi Milo
Bob Minor
Leslie Morris
Justin Murphy
Ray Reinhardt
Vickilyn Reynolds
Shawn Schepps
Laurie Souza
Peter Mark Vasquez
Tony Veneto
Steven Brill
35 0/4
AMG SYNOPSIS: A disgraced military defense contractor (Bradley Cooper) is rehired by an old boss to oversee the launch of a weapons satellite in Hawaii. Upon his arrival he reconnects with an old love (Rachel McAdams) but finds himself becoming increasingly attracted to an Air Force pilot (Emma Stone) assigned to watch over him. -- Erin Demers

Moods : In the Mood for Love
Themes : Families in Crisis | Hotshots | Looking For Love
Keywords : contractor, ex-girlfriend, satellite, defense-workers, Hawaii, pilot
Comedy, Romance, Romantic Comedy 
Bradley Cooper ... Brian Gilcrest
Emma Stone ... Allison Ng
Rachel McAdams ... Tracy Woodside
Bill Murray ... Carson Welch
John Krasinski ... Woody Woodside
Danny McBride ... Colonel Lacy
Alec Baldwin ... General Dixon
Edi Gathegi ... Cam Curtis
Bill Camp ... Bob Largent
Jaeden Lieberher ... Mitchell
Danielle Rose Russell ... Grace
Michael Chernus ... Roy
Elizabeth Marvel ... Launch Announcer - Natalie
Ivana Milicevic ... Carson Biographer
Fahim Fazli ... Afghani Tribesman
Sereme-Ab Etmet Yohannes ... Afghani Tribesman
Kaui Kauhi ... Kingdom Security
John Westley Leclay ... Reg
R. Kunani Nihipali ... Spiritual Elder
Ipo Nihipali ... Spiritual Elder
Ho' Opa'a ... Guyton Galdeira
Leslie Bramlett ... Colonel Apodaca
Don D. Davis, III ... Air Force Officer
Jarrett Pieske ... Air Force Officer
Jacob S. Sotiriadis ... Air Force Officer
Steven M. Murdzia ... Air Force Officer
Kelly Oxford ... Military Wife Angela
Jennifer Roscoe ... Military Wife Donna
Giovanni Marone ... Senior Airman
Kenneth Matepi ... CIA Technician
Jillian Torango ... CIA Technician
Sugar Lyn Beard ... Global One Volunteer
Mitch Wojnowski ... Launch Engineer
Alexander Terebenkov ... Launch Engineer
Guy Hagi ... Local Meteorologist
Mapuana Makia ... Local Reporter
Lisa Tam ... Cashier
Becky Zienkiewicz ... Moms Fitness Instructor
Jessica Morgan Southworth ... Grace's Friend Jessica
Calvin Dorn ... Global One Helo Pilot
Robert P. Moore ... Pilot
Stone Griffith ... Young Gilcrest
36 1/4
Along Came a Spider 
AMG SYNOPSIS: Morgan Freeman returns as forensic psychologist Dr. Alex Cross in this thriller based on the novel by James Patterson (whose work also formed the basis of the hit Kiss the Girls). Gary Soneji (Michael Wincott) is a brilliant but remorseless psychopath who has landed a teaching position at an exclusive private school in Washington, D.C. Using his extensive knowledge of kidnapping (he's taught a class on Charles Lindbergh), Soneji abducts one of his students - Megan (Mika Boorem), whose father Hank Rose (Michael Moriarty) is a United States senator. Ollie MacArthur (Dylan Baker), the detective investigating the case, has strong words for Jezzie Flannigan (Monica Potter), the Secret Service agent who mistakenly let Megan slip through her fingers. But when the kidnapper contacts Dr. Cross, the psychologist is brought in on the case, and Cross seeks out Flannigan, who he believes might have a valuable insight into the case. Soon, Cross and Flannigan come to the terrible realization that this crime only represents the tip of the iceberg for the ruthless Soneji. Along Came a Spider also features Penelope Ann Miller, Jay O. Sanders, and Kim Hawthorne. -- Mark Deming

Moods : Spellbinders
Themes : Kidnapping | Star Detectives
Keywords : daughter, detective, kidnapping, psychology, psychopath, Secret-Service, Senator
Thriller, Police Detective Film, Psychological Thriller 
Morgan Freeman ... Alex Cross
Monica Potter ... Jezzie Flannigan
Michael Wincott ... Gary Soneji
Dylan Baker ... Ollie McArthur
Mika Boorem ... Megan Rose
Anton Yelchin ... Thomas Dunne
Kimberly Hawthorne ... Maggie Rose Dunne
Billy Burke ... Ben Devine
Jay O. Sanders ... Detective Kyle Craig
Michael Moriarty ... Senator Hank Rose
Penelope Ann Miller ... Elizabeth Rose
1196 2/4
AMG SYNOPSIS: Abandoned after his first hunt in the prehistoric Ice Age, a young man (Kodi Smit-McPhee) is left to withstand the hostile wilderness on his own. He soon encounters and befriends a deserted wolf, and the two learn what it takes to survive as a brutal winter approaches in this action-packed thriller. Directed by Albert Hughes. -- Caroline Griswold

Keywords : ancient-history, compassion, family, friendship, hunter, journey, prehistoric, quest, survival, tribe, wolf
Adventure, Drama, Thriller 
Kodi Smit-McPhee ... Keda
Natassia Malthe ... Rho
Leonor Varela ... Shaman
Jens Hulten ... Xi
37 2/4
The Amazing Spider-Man 
AMG SYNOPSIS: Typical teenager Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield) embraces his incredible destiny after uncovering one of his father's most carefully guarded secrets as Columbia Pictures reboots the Spider-Man franchise with the help of director Mark Webb ((500) Days of Summer) and screenwriter James Vanderbilt (Zodiac). Sally Field, Rhys Ifans, Denis Leary, Martin Sheen, and Emma Stone co-star. -- Jason Buchanan

Moods : Fantastic Reality
Themes : Death in the Family | Haunted By the Past | Heroic Mission
Keywords : uncle, spider, super-power, teenagers
Action, Fantasy Drama, Superhero Film 
Andrew Garfield ... Peter Parker/Spider-Man
Emma Stone ... Gwen Stacy
Rhys Ifans ... The Lizard/Dr. Curt Connors
Denis Leary ... Captain Stacy
Martin Sheen ... Uncle Ben
Sally Field ... Aunt May
Irfan Khan ... Rajit Ratha
Campbell Scott ... Richard Parker
Embeth Davidtz ... Mary Parker
Chris Zylka ... Flash Thompson
Max Charles ... Peter Parker (Age 4)
C. Thomas Howell ... Jack's Father
Jake Keiffer ... Jack
Kari Coleman ... Helen Stacy
Michael Barra ... Store Clerk
Leif Gantvoort ... Cash Register Thief
Andy Pessoa ... Gordon
Hannah Marks ... Missy Kallenbeck
Kelsey Chow ... Hot Girl
Kevin McCorkle ... Mr. Cramer
Andy Gladbach ... Physics Nerd
Barbara Eve Harris ... Miss Ritter
Stan Lee ... School Librarian
Danielle Burgio ... Nicky's Girlfriend
Tom Waite ... Nicky
Keith Campbell ... Car Thief
Steve DeCastro ... Car Thief Cop
Jill Flint ... Receptionist
Mark Daughtery ... OsCorp Intern
Milton Gonzalez ... Rodrigo Guevara
Skyler Gisondo ... Howard Stacy
Charlie DePew ... Phillip Stacy
Jacob Rodier ... Simon Stacy
Vincent Laresca ... Construction Worker
Damien Lemon ... Taxi Driver
Ty Upshaw ... Police Officer with Sketch
James Chen ... Police Officer
Alexander Bedria ... Officer (SWAT)
Tia Texada ... Sheila (Subway)
Jay Caputo ... Subway Guy
John Burke ... Newscaster (News Chopper)
Terry Bozeman ... Principal
Jennifer Lyons ... Second Girl (Subway)
Michael Massee ... Man in the Shadows
38 4/4
American Beauty 
AMG SYNOPSIS: Noted theater director Sam Mendes, who was responsible for the acclaimed 1998 revival of Cabaret and Nicole Kidman's turn in The Blue Room, made his motion picture debut with this film about the dark side of an American family, and about the nature and price of beauty in a culture obsessed with outward appearances. Kevin Spacey plays Lester Burnham, a man in his mid-40s going through an intense midlife crisis; he's grown cynical and is convinced that he has no reason to go on. Lester's relationship with his wife Carolyn (Annette Bening) is not a warm one; while on the surface Carolyn strives to present the image that she's in full control of her life, inside she feels empty and desperate. Their teenage daughter Jane (Thora Birch) is constantly depressed, lacking in self-esteem, and convinced that she's unattractive. Her problems aren't helped by her best friend Angela (Mena Suvari), an aspiring model who is quite beautiful and believes that that alone makes her a worthwhile person. Jane isn't the only one who has noticed that Angela is attractive: Lester has fallen into uncontrollable lust for her, and she becomes part of his drastic plan to change his body and change his life. Meanwhile, next door, Colonel Fitts (Chris Cooper) has spent a lifetime in the Marine Corps and can understand and tolerate no other way of life, which makes life difficult for his son Ricky (Wes Bentley), an aspiring filmmaker and part-time drug dealer who is obsessed with beauty, wherever and whatever it may be. American Beauty was also the screen debut for screenwriter Alan Ball. -- Mark Deming

Moods : Angsty | Comedy on the Edge
Themes : Midlife Crises | Suburban Dysfunction | Crumbling Marriages | Dysfunctional Families | Fired or Laid-Off | Parenthood
Keywords : mid-life-crisis, repression, suburbs, extramarital-affair, family, family-strife, marital-problems, obsession
Attributes : High Artistic Quality
Comedy Drama, Tragi-comedy, Coming-of-Age, Family Drama 
Kevin Spacey ... Lester Burnham
Annette Bening ... Caroline Burnham
Thora Birch ... Jane Burnham
Wes Bentley ... Ricky Fitts
Mena Suvari ... Angela Hayes
Chris Cooper ... Colonel Fitts
Peter Gallagher ... Buddy Kane
Allison Janney ... Barbara Fitts
Scott Bakula ... Jim Olmeyer
Sam Robards ... Jim Berkley
Marissa Jaret Winokur
1128 2/4
American Dreamer 
AMG SYNOPSIS: In this farcical look at a female detective/mystery story writer, Cathy Palmer (JoBeth Williams) is an ordinary housewife living in Ohio with a condescending husband who is far from ideal. When Cathy wins a writing contest and has the chance to go to Paris and meet the author of the romance novels she loves, her husband tries to prevent the trip. In the end, Cathy's interests prevail, though her husband still refuses to go with her. After arriving in Paris, Cathy is knocked down by a car and wakes up in the hospital with all memory of her past life erased. In its place, she believes she is Rebecca Ryan, the heroine in the romance novels she has read. Carrying her unconscious role to the hilt, she dresses in elegant clothes and meets the comically rattled Alan McMann (Tom Conti) who becomes her partner, of sorts. Little does she know that Alan is not Rebecca's secretary, but the actual ghost writer of the Ryan novels. Cathy begins to suspect that villains are lurking everywhere, and her intuition in that regard is unerring -- she has doubts about the klutzy leader of the French opposition party (Giancarlo Giannini), and it turns out her doubts are well-founded. As the plot thickens, it becomes apparent that sooner or later Cathy-cum-Rebecca will have to realize the truth about her identity, but in the meantime, much skullduggery awaits. --

Moods : In the Mood for Love
Themes : Assumed Identities | Americans Abroad | Amnesia | Mistaken Identities | Writer's Life
Keywords : boredom, wife, head-injury, romance, writer, amnesia, contest, ghost-writer, reading, trip
Adventure, Comedy, Romance, Thriller, Romantic Adventure, Comedy Thriller, Romantic Comedy 
JoBeth Williams ... Cathy Palmer
Tom Conti ... Alan McMann
Giancarlo Giannini ... Victor Marchand
Coral Browne ... Margaret McMann
James Staley ... Kevin Palmer
Huckleberry Fox ... Karl Palmer
Christopher Daniel Barnes ... Kevin Palmer Jr.
Jean Rougerie ... Don Carlos
Pierre Santini ... Inspector
Brian Eatwell ... Malcolm
Annick Alane ... Givenchy Saleswoman
Vic Heutschy ... American Tourist
Alain Flick ... Train Passenger
Christian de Tilière ... Train Passenger
André Valardy ... Dimitri
Robin Coleman ... Golf Buddy
Alan Haufrect ... Golf Buddy
Jeffrey Kramer ... Gold Buddy
Jean-Claude Montalban ... Bellman
Fernand Guiot ... Limo Driver
Pierre Gérard ... Thief on Bike
Anna Gaylor ... Woman at Bookstore
Ginette Garcin ... Nurse
Serge Berry ... Givenchy Manager
Jacques Maury ... Crillon Manager
Michel Bardinet ... Rafael Lesueur
Eugeniusz Priwieziencew ... Russian Diplomat
Gilberte Geniat ... Embassy Guest
Alain Janey ... Embassy Guest
Katia Tchenko ... Embassy Guest
Francois Viaur ... Crillon Night Doorman
Nancy Stephens ... Jacqueline
Murray Gronwall ... Gendarme
Franck-Olivier Bonnet ... Man With Matchbook
Pierre Olaf ... Priest
Hubert Noel ... Doctor At Nightclub
Janine Darcey ... Lady on Train
Albert Augier ... Customs Inspector
39 3/4
American Hustle 
AMG SYNOPSIS: Christian Bale, Bradley Cooper, and Amy Adams star in director David O. Russell's fictional period crime drama about a reckless FBI agent who recruits a con man and his alluring partner into a scheme to ensnare corrupt politicians and gangsters. Smooth-talking Irving Rosenfeld (Bale) is a hustler of the highest order. No mark is off limits for Rosenfeld, especially when his crafty partner Sydney Prosser (Adams) is by his side. When renegade FBI agent Richie DiMaso (Cooper) thrusts the deceptive duo into the treacherous world of New Jersey power players and underworld heavies, the thrill of the hunt grows too strong to resist. Meanwhile, New Jersey politician Carmine Polito (Jeremy Renner) gets caught in the middle, and Rosenfeld's capricious wife Rosalyn (Jennifer Lawrence) holds more power than anyone could imagine. Louis C.K. and Jack Huston costar. -- Jason Buchanan

Moods : Slow Burn | Unloveables
Themes : Betrayal | Cons and Scams | Dishonor Among Thieves | Going Undercover | Love Triangles
Keywords : FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation), government-agent, partner
Drama, Crime Drama, Period Film, Police Drama 
Christian Bale ... Irving Rosenfeld
Bradley Cooper ... Richie DiMaso
Amy Adams ... Sydney Prosser
Jeremy Renner ... Carmine Polito
Louis C.K. ... Stoddard Thorsen
Michael Peña ... Paco Hernandez/Sheik Abdullah
Alessandro Nivola ... Anthony Amado
Jack Huston ... Pete Musane
Jack Jones ... Jazz Quartet Singer
Shea Whigham ... Carl Elway
Elisabeth Röhm ... Dolly Polito
Paul Herman ... Alfonse Simone
Saïd Taghmaoui ... Irv's Sheik Plant
Matthew Russell ... Dominic Polito
Thomas Matthews ... Francis Polito
Adrian Martinez ... Julius
Anthony Zerbe ... Senator Horton Mitchell
Colleen Camp ... Brenda
Steve Gagliastro ... Agent Schmidt
Chris Tarjan ... Agent Stock
Zachariah Supka ... Young Irv
Simon Hamlin ... Photographer
Martie Barylick ... Helen
Dawn Olivieri ... Cosmo Girl
Becky Dennis ... Nanny
Jay Giannone ... Suburban Businessman
Arthur Birnbaum ... Queens Businessman
Rob Dininni ... Desperate Businessman
Michael Fennimore ... Car Salesman
Corbo Dante ... Danny Rosenfeld
Santino Corbo ... Danny Rosenfeld
Bo Cleary ... FBI Agent #1
Greg Maxwell ... FBI Agent #2
Mickey O'Keefe ... FBI Agent #3
Aaron Flanders ... Elway's Friend
Erica McDermott ... Carl Elway's Assistant
Alura Carbrey ... Elizabeth Polito
Kayla Feeney ... Lorna Polito
Shannon Halliday ... Doreen Polito
Volieda Webb ... Melora
Patsy Meck ... Richie's Mother
Abby Lavin ... Richie's Girlfriend
Damien Di Paola ... Baron Owner
Paul Campbell ... Baron's Patron
Jeff Avigian ... Disco Dancer
Stacy Hock ... Girl Outside Stall
Michael Trigg ... Baron's Manager
Richard Heneks ... Al Kalowski
Ted Zalewski ... Carpenter
Elias Birnbaum ... Carpenter Apprentice
Armen Garo ... Dick Helsing
Sal DiMino ... Lou Salvano
Gary Craig ... Jerry Catone
Barry Primus ... Tellegio's Consigliere
Sonny Gordon ... Tellegio's Consigliere
Deva Mahal ... Funk Band Singer
Dicky Eklund Jr. ... Street Thug #1
Sean Eklund ... Street Thug #2
Charley Broderick ... Rep. John 0'Connell
Richard Donnelly ... Rep. Sanders
Gary Zahakos ... Congressman Keshoygan
Melson Alford ... Simone's Gang #2
Melissa McMeekin ... Simone's Gang #3
Bob Taraschi ... Rep. Stelford
40 3/4
American Pie 
AMG SYNOPSIS: It's said that most American men think about sex once every two or three minutes, but this statistic would seriously underestimate the horniness of Jim (Jason Biggs), a high school senior in suburban Michigan. Jim is thoroughly obsessed with sex, a fact of which his parents become aware when they discover him performing the sin of Onan with a gym sock while watching scrambled pay-per-view porn. Jim's buddies Kevin (Thomas Ian Nicholas), Finch (Eddie Kaye Thomas), and Oz (Chris Klein) are no less anxious to relieve themselves of their virginity, so they all make a pledge: they will go to bed with a woman in the three weeks before senior prom or die trying. Kevin appears to have the advantage, since he already has a girlfriend, Vicky (Tara Reid), but before he ventures into the Final Frontier, Kevin is urged to consult "The Bible," a hand-written how-to manual possessing erotic wisdom passed down through the ages. Oz is a good-looking jock who is actually a nice guy -- which is part of the problem, since he has his heart set on a nice girl, Heather (Mena Suvari), who does not seem the type to leap into bed within 21 days. Finch has no immediate prospects, though Jessica (Natasha Lyonne) is in a position to know if those rumors about him are true. And Jim is a truly hopeless case -- after his attempted seduction of beautiful Czech exchange student Nadia (Shannon Elizabeth) turns out to be a disaster, he ends up going to the prom with Michelle (Alyson Hannigan), an annoyingly chatty band geek who does, however, have a fascinating story about a flute. American Pie was the directorial debut of Paul Weitz, who, along with his brother Chris Weitz (who served as producer), previously wrote several screenplays, including Antz and Madeline (where they presumably worked all their wholesome ideas out of their system). -- Mark Deming

Moods : Gutbusters
Themes : Sexual Awakening | High School Life | First Love | Fathers and Sons
Keywords : adolescence, sexual-awakening, high-school, prom, seduction, virgin, coming-of-age, obsession, pact
Comedy, Sex Comedy, Teen Movie, Coming-of-Age, Gross-Out Comedy 
Jason Biggs ... Jim Levinstein
Shannon Elizabeth ... Nadia
Alyson Hannigan ... Michelle Flaherty
Chris Klein ... Oz
Natasha Lyonne ... Jessica
Thomas Ian Nicholas ... Kevin
Tara Reid ... Vicky
Seann William Scott ... Steve Stifler
Mena Suvari ... Heather
Eddie Kaye Thomas ... Finch
Eugene Levy ... Jim's Dad
Jennifer Coolidge ... Stifler's Mom
Chris Owen ... Sherman
Clyde Kusatsu ... English Teacher
Lawrence Pressman ... Coach Marshall
Molly Cheek ... Jim's Mom
James DeBello ... Enthusiastic Guy
Christina Milian ... Band Member
John Cho ... John
41 2/4
American Pie 2 
AMG SYNOPSIS: The horny teen heroes of American Pie (1999) return for further raunchy antics in this comedy sequel written by the first film's creator, Adam Herz. Returning home following their freshman year of college, old friends Jim (Jason Biggs), Kevin (Thomas Ian Nicholas), Oz (Chris Klein), Finch (Eddie Kaye Thomas), and Stifler (Seann William Scott) rent a summer house on Lake Michigan where they hope to score romantically. However, complications ensue due to Jim's relative lack of experience, requiring an interlude with a fellow student and a visit to his old friend Michelle (Alyson Hanigan), who's now a band camp counselor, all in preparation for the return of Nadia (Shannon Elizabeth). In the meantime, Oz is separated from Heather (Mena Suvari) by a trip abroad, Finch has another encounter with Stifler's mom (Jennifer Coolidge), and Jim's dad (Eugene Levy) is as clueless as ever about his son's love life. Director J.B. Rogers served as first assistant director on the first film and made his directorial debut with Say It Isn't So (2001). -- Karl Williams

Moods : Just for Fun
Themes : Party Film | Vacation Romances | Playing the Field | Summer Camp | College Life
Keywords : friendship, Summer, college-student, dating, attraction, romance, sexual-attraction, summer-job, long-distance
Comedy, Sex Comedy, Gross-Out Comedy, Ensemble Film, Teen Movie 
Jason Biggs ... Jim Levinstein
Jennifer Coolidge ... Stifler's Mom
Shannon Elizabeth ... Nadia
Alyson Hannigan ... Michelle Flaherty
Chris Klein ... Oz
Natasha Lyonne ... Jessica
Thomas Ian Nicholas ... Kevin
Tara Reid ... Vicky
Seann William Scott ... Steve Stifler
Mena Suvari ... Heather
Eddie Kaye Thomas ... Finch
Eugene Levy ... Jim's Dad
Chris Owen ... Sherman
Denise Faye ... Danielle
Lisa Arturo ... Lisa
John Cho ... John
Eli Marienthal ... Stifler's Brother
Casey Affleck ... Kevin's Brother
1112 3/4
American Pop 
AMG SYNOPSIS: The rise and growth of American popular music through the 20th century is reflected in the lives of four generations of one family in this animated drama directed by Ralph Bakshi. Zalmie (voice of Jeffrey Lippa), a Russian Jew, emigrates to America, and tries to struggle along as a comic and musician in vaudeville, until an injury suffered in World War I ends his singing career. Zalmie's son Benny (voice of Richard Singer) inherits his father's love for music, and when he grows to adulthood, he joins a jazz combo as a pianist; his career is cut short, however, when he's killed while fighting in World War II. Benny's son Tony (voice of Ron Thompson) is also bitten by the music bug and is determined to make his mark as a songwriter; he becomes involved in the Beat poetry and music community in San Francisco, and later falls in with a pioneering psychedelic band. Along the way, Tony fathers an illegitimate son named Pete (voice of Eric Taslitz), and ends up becoming Pete's guardian in New York City without realizing he's the boy's father. After Tony's death, Pete supports himself by dealing drugs, while struggling to make his dream of becoming a rock star a reality. Ralph Bakshi achieved American Pop's unique look through a process called "rotoscoping" -- shooting the scenes with live actors, and then tracing their movements onto animation cells. --

Moods : Memory Lane
Themes : Musician's Life | Bohemian Life
Keywords : America, music, Beatnik, drug-dealer, family, generation, punk-rock, rock-music, rock-star, mission [quest], scientist, nuclear
Drama, Animated Musical, Musical Drama, Rock Musical 
Ron Thompson ... Tony & Pete
Marya Small ... Frankie
Jerry Holland ... Louie
Lisa Jane Persky ... Bella
Roz Kelly ... Eva Tanguay
Frank de Kova ... Crisco
Richard Singer ... Benny
Elsa Raven ... Hannele
Ben Frommer ... Nicky Palumbo
Amy Levitt ... Nancy
Leonard Stone ... Leo
Gene Borkan ... Izzy
Joey Camen ... Freddie
Richard Moll ... Poet
Vincent Schiavelli
Lynda Wiesmeier
Hilary Beane
1275 3/4
The American President 
AMG SYNOPSIS: This earnest, intelligent, and well-written romantic comedy is enjoyable and optimistic in classic Hollywood style, even if its idealism doesn't seem quite so credible against the cynical political backdrop of the Nineties. President Andrew Shepherd (Michael Douglas), an unabashedly liberal Democrat, is just gearing up for re-election when he meets an attractive and sharp environmental lobbyist named Sydney Wade (Annette Bening). The two fall in love and the President must soon deal with the political repercussions (Sydney is trying to get legislation through Congress), as well as the cynical machinations of Republican opponent Senator Bob Rumson (Richard Dreyfuss), who attempts to paint Sydney as a radical and use "family values" rhetoric to smear Shepherd. With the attacks affecting his standings in the all-important polls, and his love's legislation causing him headaches in the Capitol, Shepherd must decide whether he can risk continuing his relationship. A rich supporting cast, solid characterizations by Douglas and Bening, and an articulate approach make this an appealing, if not particularly weighty, study of the tensions between public and private life. -- Don Kaye

Moods : In the Mood for Love | Pick-Me-Ups
Themes : Heads of State | Workplace Romance
Keywords : President, love, politician, widow/widower, gossip, lobbyist, US-government, White-House, ecology, Congress
Romance, Comedy, Romantic Comedy 
Michael Douglas ... President Andrew Shepherd
Annette Bening ... Sydney Ellen Wade
Martin Sheen ... A.J. MacInerney
Michael J. Fox ... Lewis Rothschild
David Paymer ... Leon Kodak
Richard Dreyfuss ... Senator Bob Rumson
Samantha Mathis ... Janie Basdin
Joshua Malina
Anna Deavere Smith ... Robin McCall
Shawna Waldron ... Lucy Shepherd
Anne Haney ... Mrs. Chapil
Nina Siemaszko ... Beth Wade
Wendie Malick ... Susan Sloan
Beau Billingslea ... Agent Cooper
Gail Strickland ... Esther MacInerney
Clement VonFranckenstein ... President D'Astier
Efrat Lavie ... Madame D'Astier
John Mahoney ... Leo Solomon
John Mahon ... Chairman of the Joint Chiefs
Tom Dahlgren ... Defense Secretary
Andrew Steel ... Secret Service Agent
Jordan Lund ... Carl
Frank Cavestani ... Rumson Staffer
Richard Stahl ... Rumson Staffer
Beans Morocco ... Doorkeeper
Steve Gonzales ... Hud Secretary
Karen Maruyama ... Leo's Secretary
George Murdock ... Congressman
Bernie McInerney ... Congressman Millman
Mathew Saks ... Congressional Staffer
Googy Gress ... Gil
Ron Canada ... Reporter Lloyd
Rick Garcia ... Reporter
Aaron Sorkin ... Aide in Bar
Leslie Bega ... White House Staffer Laura
Arthur Senzy ... Deputy
Maud Winchester ... White House Aide
Mark Thompson ... Kenneth Michaels
Joseph Latimore ... Secret Service Agent
Thom Barry ... Guard
Kathryn Ish
42 2/4
American Sniper 
AMG SYNOPSIS: Biopic of Chris Kyle (Bradley Cooper), the most-celebrated sniper in American military history. In the aftermath of 9/11, Kyle decides to serve his country by becoming a Navy SEAL. But with each tour of duty, he grows more detached from his wife and children.
As the story opens, we meet carefree brothers Chris and Jeff (Keir O'Donnell) as they work the Texas rodeo circuit. They're cowboys through and through, and despite being notably older than the usual enlistee, Chris pays a visit to his local recruitment office and decides to become a Navy SEAL. Later, at the firing range, he draws on his hunting lessons with his stern father to become an expert marksman. A booze-fueled barroom chat with pretty brunette Taya (Sienna Miller) soon leads to wedding bells, and following the terrorist attacks of 9/11, Kyle is deployed to Iraq for his first tour of duty. There, his reputation as a sniper who never misses makes him a legend among his fellow troops, and earns him the moniker "The Devil of Ramadi" from his enemies.
With a substantial bounty on his head, Kyle makes it his personal mission to take out a sadistic Iraqi soldier known as "The Butcher," as well as an elusive enemy marksman with a skill to rival his own. The closer he gets to achieving his goals during repeat tours of duty, however, the more fellow soldiers he sees die, and the further he drifts from Taya and their two children back home. It all leads up to a tense rooftop gunfight in a raging sandstorm -- one that convinces the sniper once and for all to make his family his top priority. Unfortunately, all is not well as Kyle struggles to make the transition back to civilian life, but he discovers that helping his fellow veterans is an effective way to do good and make peace with his wartime experiences. -- Jeremy Wheeler

Moods : For Love of Country | Tough Guys
Themes : Home From the War | Hotshots | Military Life
Keywords : military, skills, sniper, Special-Forces, war, American [nationality]
Action, Drama, War, Biopic [feature], War Drama 
Bradley Cooper ... Chris Kyle
Luke Grimes ... Marc Lee
Sienna Miller ... Taya
Kyle Gallner ... Goat-Winston
Ben Reed ... Wayne Kyle
Elise Robertson ... Debbie Kyle
Luke Sunshine ... Young Jeff Kyle
Brandon Salgado Telis ... Bully
Keir O'Donnell ... Jeff Kyle
Marnette Patterson ... Sarah
Leonard Roberts ... Instructor Rolle
Jason Walsh ... Instructor #2
Rey Gallegos ... Tony
Kevin Lacz ... Dauber
Jake McDorman ... Biggles
Eric Ladin ... "Squirrel"/Case
Brando Eaton ... Dapper Navy Guy
James Ryen ... PO Karnan
Jonathan Kowalsky ... 1st Marine #2
Shane Habberstad ... 1st Marine #1
Sammy Sheik ... Mustafa
Evan Gamble ... JAG Officer #1
Benjamin Mathes ... JAG Officer #2
Tim Griffin ... Colonel Gronski
Luis Jose Lopez ... Sanchez
Brian Hallisay ... Capt. Gillespie
Erik Aude ... Thompson
Jad Mhidi Senhaji ... Omar
Navid Negahban ... Sheikh Al-Obodi
Fehd Benchemsi ... Terp #1
Eric Close ... DIA Agent Snead
Zack Duhame ... Contractor
Mido Hamada ... The Butcher
Kathe E. Mazur ... Dr. Hallerman
Sam Jaeger ... Navy Seal Lt. Martin
Chance Kelly ... Lt. Col Jones
Ryan Sadaghiani ... Son
Ayman Samman ... Father
Assaf Cohen ... Terp #2
Fahim Fazli ... Messianic Tribal Leader
Salah Salea ... Angry Neighbor
Hector Bucio ... PFC Alvarez
Aidan McGraw ... Young Colton
Jonathan Groff ... Young VetMads
Ferguson Reid ... Navy Doctor
Mark Thomason ... Chaplain
Pamela Denise Weaver ... Marc Lee's Mom
Amie Farrell ... Marc Lee's Wife
Quay Terry ... Firing Party NCO
James Dever ... Funeral Detail OIC
Tami Goveia ... Navy Nurse
Leon Charles Farmer ... Marine Gate Guard #1
Paul Meixner ... Marine Gate Guard #2
Victoria Reina Sigloch ... Marine Gate Guard #3
Joel Lambert ... Delta Sniper
Owain Yeoman ... Ranger One
Tony Nevada ... Recon Sniper
Brett Edwards ... Recon Gunner
Nick Salter ... Navy Dispatch Officer
Ricky Ryba ... Cobra Pilot
Greg Duke ... MRAP Gunner
Max Charles ... Colton
Jet Jurgensmeyer ... Colton's Friend
Madeleine McGraw ... McKenna
Elizabeth Schmidt ... Boy's Mom
Robert Clotworthy ... VA Doctor
Bryan Anderson ... Wynn's Friend
Jacob Schick ... Wynn
Wade White ... Veteran #1
Anthony Jennings ... Veteran #2
Vincent Selhorst-Jones ... Veteran at Truck
43 1/4
An Occasional Hell 
AMG SYNOPSIS: This preposterous thriller stars Tom Berenger (Platoon) as Ernie Dewalt, a drug-addicted ex-cop with a catheter, and that isn't the worst of it. Ernie teaches creative writing at a small college where prominent professor Alex Laughton (Stephen Lang) has been blown apart with a shotgun while groping the frequently nude Jeri Kari Wuhrer in a car on Lover's Lane. Laughton's widow, Elizabeth (Valeria Golino) drags the reluctant Ernie out of retirement to clear her name, as she is the prime suspect. When he's not mainlining drugs or trading japes with investigating detective Robert Davi, Ernie is haunted by visions of Jeri, taunting him about his incompetence. It's not really Jeri, of course, and may even be the spirit of his former alcoholism, but the plot is so muddled that it's hard to tell. Ernie has a vision of himself snapping nude photos of Jeri and Laughton having sex in a field; Elizabeth is loudly whispered about in the local supermarket; and the ridiculous resolution will please no one. Bad film buffs should get a kick out of Ernie weeping to Elizabeth about his catheter, but other viewers should avoid this jaw-dropping stupidity at all costs. -- Robert Firsching

Themes : Murder Investigations | Haunted By the Past
Keywords : hallucination, handicap, investigation, love, murder, professor, suspect, widow/widower
Thriller, Psychological Thriller 
Tom Berenger ... Dr. Ernest Dewal
Kari Wuhrer ... Jeri Gillen (as Kari Wuhrer)
Stephen Lang ... Alex Laughton
Trent McDevitt ... Male Student
Sherril M. Turner ... Chadwick
Danny Comden ... Craig Fox
Valeria Golino ... Elizabeth Laughton
Bo Brinkman ... Trooper Brown
Robert Davi ... Trooper Abbott
Cameron Glaesner ... Chris
Richard Edson ... Rodney Gillen
Ellen Green ... Della
Selden Smith ... Aleta Jewett
Don Tilley ... Clifford Jewett
Geoffrey Lewis ... Draper Jewett
Jay Clifford ... Guitarist
Evan Bivins ... Drummer
Kevin Short ... Frat Rat
Matt Haverkamp ... Jimmy
William J. MacDonald ... Arresting Officer #1
Alan Preston ... Arresting Officer #2
George Moffly ... Drunken Santa
44 2/4
AMG SYNOPSIS: A group of filmmakers looking for a lost native tribe instead find a man-eating monster in this thriller. Terri Flores (Jennifer Lopez) is a documentary filmmaker on assignment to make a film about the Shirishama Indians of the Amazon, a mysterious tribe known as "the People of the Mists." As Terri and her crew -- cameraman Danny Rich (Ice Cube), sound recordist Gary Dixon (Owen Wilson), anthropologist Steve Cale (Eric Stoltz), production manager Denise Kahlberg (Kari Wuhrer), and host Warren Westridge (Jonathan Hyde) -- head down the river, they discover a man whose boat has sunk and desperately needs rescue. Paul Sarone (Jon Voight), the mysterious stranger that they save from the waters, claims to know something of the Shirishama and says he will take the crew to them. Instead, he guides the group to the hiding place of the fearsome Anaconda, a gigantic snake that swallows a man whole, vomits him up, and eats him again (no small accomplishment, that). The snake is worth a fortune if captured, but can a creature so dangerous be captured at all? -- Mark Deming

Moods : Adrenaline Rush | Nail-biters
Themes : Terror in the Water | When Animals Attack
Keywords : snake, killer-animal, man-vs-nature, expedition, man-eater, attack, exploration, animal, rescue
Horror, Thriller, Natural Horror, Jungle Film 
Jennifer Lopez ... Terri Flores
Ice Cube ... Danny Rich
Jon Voight ... Paul Sarone
Eric Stoltz ... Dr. Steven Cale
Jonathan Hyde ... Warren Westridge
Owen Wilson ... Gary Dixon
Kari Wuhrer ... Denise Kalberg
Vincent Castellanos ... Mateo
Danny Trejo ... Poacher
45 2/4
Analyze This 
AMG SYNOPSIS: In the same year that a hit cable television series, The Sopranos, successfully mined the same premise, this comedy about a mobster seeking advice from a psychiatrist was a box office winner for director Harold Ramis. Billy Crystal stars as Dr. Ben Sobel, a New York shrink who's becoming a little bored with his upscale but neurotic clientele. Into Sobel's practice comes a guy with legitimate problems, Mafia kingpin Paul Viti (Robert DeNiro), a godfather who is being reduced to tears and panic attacks by stress and his guilt over his beloved father's assassination. Intimidated but also fascinated by Viti, Dr. Sobel becomes frustrated when his mob boss patient becomes a full-time occupation, as Viti summons the psychiatrist for his professional help at all hours and in all places, even including the doctor's Florida wedding to TV reporter Laura MacNamara (Lisa Kudrow). In the meantime, a power struggle is brewing with Viti's long-time rival Primo Sidone (Chazz Palminteri), but Viti begins employing the feel-good self-help jargon and techniques he's learned from Dr. Sobel to keep his enemy off balance. Just as the therapist and his powerful patient are making breakthroughs, the FBI attempts to persuade Sobel that Viti is going to have him murdered, leading to a nearly lethal misunderstanding. -- Karl Williams

Moods : Just for Fun | Tough Guys
Themes : Doctors and Patients | Therapy | Wedding Bells
Keywords : gangster, anxiety, psychiatry, rival, therapist, crime-lord, wedding
Comedy, Crime Comedy, Gangster Film 
Robert De Niro ... Paul Vitti
Billy Crystal ... Ben Sobel
Lisa Kudrow ... Laura MacNamara
Joe Viterelli ... Jelly
Chazz Palminteri ... Primo Sindone
Bill Macy ... Isaac Sobel
Kyle Sabihy ... Michael Sobel
Rebecca Schull ... Dorothy Sobel
Molly Shannon ... Caroline
Max Casella ... Nicky Shivers
Pat Cooper ... Salvatore Masiello
Richard C. Castellano ... Jimmy
Jimmie Ray Weeks ... Agent Steadman
Elizabeth Bracco ... Marie Vitti
Tony Darrow ... Moony
Donnamarie Recco ... Sheila
Michael Harkins ... Paretti's Family
46 2/4
AMG SYNOPSIS: The first feature from the 20th Century-Fox animation unit in Phoenix, Arizona, this is the ninth film produced and directed by the Don Bluth/Gary Goldman duo (An American Tail) and the first animated feature to be made in CinemaScope since Disney's Sleeping Beauty (1959). This $50 million animated fantasy retells the story of Anastasia, daughter of Czar Nicholas, beginning with her childhood in 1916 Russia. After Rasputin's curse on the Romanovs, little Anastasia is separated from her grandmother, the Dowager Empress Maria. After growing up in an orphanage, Anastasia emerges as a young woman called Anya. With no clear memory of her youth, Anya encounters entrepreneurs who seek an Anastasia look-alike in hopes of collecting a reward in Paris from the aged Dowager Empress. Despite demonic interference from Rasputin, the three travel to Paris where another problem awaits: the Dowager Empress is now skeptical of the parade of imposters. -- Bhob Stewart

Themes : Cinderella Stories
Keywords : amnesia, con/scam, curse, grandmother, impostor, inheritance, orphan, reward
Children's/Family, Animated Musical, Children's Fantasy 
Meg Ryan ... Anastasia
John Cusack ... Dimitri
Kelsey Grammer ... Vladimir
Christopher Lloyd ... Rasputin
Hank Azaria ... Bartok
Bernadette Peters ... Sophie
Kirsten Dunst ... Young Anastasia
Angela Lansbury ... Empress Dowager Marie Fedorovna
Liz Callaway ... Anastasia [singing]
Lacey Chabert ... Young Anastasia [singing]
Jim Cummings ... Rasputin [singing]
Jonathan Dokuchitz ... Dimitri [singing]
1006 3/4
And Then There Were None 
AMG SYNOPSIS: Based on the classic novel by mystery author Agatha Christie that was later adapted as the Broadway hit Ten Little Indians , And Then There Were None begins with ten characters, each with a skeleton in his or her closet, on a remote island off the English coast. They soon realize that they have been brought there by an insane judge, who has tried each of them for criminal behavior in the past, and who now feels it is his duty to render proper justice for each. The struggle to stay alive begins as each "guest" is eliminated in a fashion that corresponds to the titular nursery rhyme. Walter Huston, Louis Hayward, and C. Aubrey Smith are among those marked for death. The film's ending differs from that of the novel, and later remakes in 1966, 1975, and 1989 (all using the title Ten Little Indians), alternated between Christie's original finale and this film's climax. Depending on one's taste, the film's pacing is either excruciatingly slow or suspenseful, but the storyline has become a cinematic staple in everything from horror (Theatre Of Blood) to satire (Murder By Death). --

Moods : Spellbinders
Themes : Haunted By the Past | Murder Investigations | Amateur Sleuths | Mind Games | Stranded
Keywords : guest, doctor/nurse, General, killing, love, mansion, multiple-murder, murder, prince, stranded
Attributes : High Artistic Quality, High Historical Importance
Mystery, Whodunit, Ensemble Film 
Barry Fitzgerald ... Judge Quincannon
Walter Huston ... Dr. Armstrong
Louis Hayward ... Phillip Lombard
Roland Young ... Detective Blore
June Duprez ... Vera Claythorne
C. Aubrey Smith ... Gen. Sir John Mandrake
Judith Anderson ... Emily Brent
Mischa Auer ... Prince Nikki Starloff
Richard Haydn ... Rogers, the butler
Queenie Leonard ... Mrs. Rogers
Harry Thurston ... Fisherman
Angelina Ballerina: The Lucky Penny 
Judi Dench - [Voice]
Jonell Elliott - [Voice]
Adrienne Posta - [Voice]
Keith Wickham - [Voice]
Finty Williams - [Voice]
Jo Wyatt - [Voice]
48 2/4
Angels & Demons 
AMG SYNOPSIS: Angels and Demons re-teams director Ron Howard and star Tom Hanks for the sequel to their international blockbuster adaptation of Dan Brown's novel The Da Vinci Code. Although the book Angels and Demons was written before the novel The Da Vinci Code, the movie transpires after the events of the earlier movie. Hanks stars as professor Robert Langdon, the most respected symbologist in the United States, who uses his knowledge in order to decode a symbol on the skin of a murder victim. The clues put him on the trail of an international conspiracy involving the Catholic Church. Ewan McGregor and Ayelet Zurer also star in the Sony Pictures production. -- Perry Seibert

Moods : Nail-biters
Themes : Members of the Clergy | Murder Investigations | Race Against Time | Religious Zealotry | Secret Organizations
Keywords : Christianity, secret-society, expert, symbolism
Thriller, Crime Thriller, Religious Drama 
Tom Hanks ... Robert Langdon
Ayelet Zurer ... Vittoria Vetra
Ewan McGregor ... Camerlengo
Stellan Skarsgård ... Commander Richter
Pierfrancesco Favino ... Inspector Olivetti
Nikolaj Lie Kaas ... Assassin
Armin Mueller-Stahl ... Cardinal Strauss
Thure Lindhardt ... Chartrand
David Pasquesi ... Claudio Vincenzi
Cosimo Fusco ... Father Simeon
Victor Alfieri ... Lt. Valenti
Franklin Amobi ... Cardinal Lamasse
Curt Lowens ... Cardinal Ebner
Bob Yerkes ... Cardinal Guidera
Carmen Argenziano ... Silvano Bentivoglio
Howard Mungo ... Cardinal Yoruba
Rance Howard ... Cardinal Beck
Steve Franken ... Cardinal Colbert
Gino Conforti ... Cardinal Pugini
Elya Baskin ... Cardinal Petrov
Richard Rosetti ... Conclave Cardinal
Silvano Marchetto ... Conclave Cardinal
Thomas Morris ... Urs Weber
Jonas Fisch ... Adrian Bachman
Xavier J. Nathan ... Phillippe
Anna Katarina ... Docent
49 2/4
Anger Management 
AMG SYNOPSIS: A man comes face to face with the rage he didn't know he had in this comedy. Dave Buznick (Adam Sandler) is an even-tempered businessman who, after a series of strange misunderstandings on an airline flight, finds himself accused of air rage. A judge sentences Dave to undergo anger management therapy, and he soon finds himself in the care of Dr. Buddy Rydell (Jack Nicholson), a celebrated therapist. However, Dave's group therapy sessions with a handful of truly disturbed individuals -- among them jumpy ex-con Chuck (John Turturro), obsessive sports fan Nate (Jonathan Loughran), slow-burning Lou (Luis Guzman), egocentric Andrew (Allen Covert), and bisexual porn stars Gina and Stacy (Krista Allen and January Jones) -- leave him far more unsettled than when he arrived. Later, when Buddy decides to move into Dave's home for intensive therapy, he soon discovers Buddy has more than a bit of his own anger to resolve, and that no one brings out Dave's deeply buried inner rage quite like Buddy. Anger Management also stars Marisa Tomei as Dave's girlfriend, Linda; in addition, the film features a number of notable actors in cameos, including Woody Harrelson, John C. Reilly, Ray Liotta, Heather Graham, and Harry Dean Stanton. -- Mark Deming

Moods : Just for Fun
Themes : Teachers and Students
Keywords : anger-management, girlfriend, court-order, odd-couple, milquetoast, boss [employer], group-therapy
Comedy, Comedy of Errors, Odd Couple Film 
Adam Sandler ... Dave Buznik
Jack Nicholson ... Dr. Buddy Rydell
Marisa Tomei ... Linda
Luis Guzman ... Lou
Allen Covert ... Andrew
Lynne Thigpen ... Judge Daniels
Kurt Fuller ... Frank Head
Jonathan Loughran ... Nate
Krista Allen ... Stacy
January Jones ... Gina
Woody Harrelson ... Galaxia
John Turturro ... Chuck
Bobby Knight ... Himself
John McEnroe ... Himself
Tony Carbonetti ... Himself
Roger Clemens ... Himself
Derek Jeter ... Himself
Lou Rawls
Harry Dean Stanton
Heather Graham ... Kendra
Kevin Nealon ... Sam
John C. Reilly ... Arnie Shankman
Adrian Ricard ... Rose Rydell
Peter Spruyt ... Ricky
Ray Liotta ... Himself
50 0/4
The Animatrix 

Themes : End of the World | Post-Apocalypse | Robots and Androids | Technology Run Amok
Action, Adventure, Avant-garde / Experimental, Drama, Science Fiction, Anime 
Akio Ôtsuka, Clayton Watson, Pamela Adlon, Hedy Burress, Terrence 'T.C.' Carson, Melinda Clarke, Olivia d'Abo, Dane A. Davis, John DeMita, Debi Derryberry, John Di Maggio, Alex Fernandez, Jack Fletcher, Julia Fletcher, Bette Ford, Rick Gomez, Tom Kenny, Phil LaMarr, Tress MacNeille, Matt McKenzie, Carrie-Anne Moss, Keanu Reeves, Kevin Michael Richardson, Rodney Saulsberry, Dwight Schultz, Allison Smith, Kath Soucie, Tara Strong, Jill Talley, James Arnold Taylor, John Wesley, Victor Williams
51 2/4
Anna and the King 
AMG SYNOPSIS: The true story of Anna Leonowens' experiences as a governess to the children of an eccentric Asian king has been adapted into a book of memoirs, a biography, a stage play called Anna and the King of Siam -- which was adapted into a 1946 film, a stage musical called The King and I -- made into both the live-action The King and I (1956)) and the animated The King and I (1999) feature films, and a short-lived 1972 TV series. Now the story is brought to the screen yet again, as Jodie Foster stars as Leonowens, hired by the king of Thailand (Chow Yun-Fat) in the 19th century to help care for his children. The king wants the best for his children, but Anna soon discovers that he is a strong-willed but quixotic leader, and her stay in Thailand becomes a struggle for power with romantic overtones, as they decide who will have authority over the royal youngsters. Anna and the King was directed by Andy Tennant, best known for his 1998 variation on the Cinderella story, Ever After. -- Mark Deming

Moods : In the Mood for Love
Themes : Crowned Heads | Culture Clash | Interracial/Cross-Cultural Romance | Nannies and Caregivers | Opposites Attract | Servants and Employers
Keywords : governess, king, widow/widower, nanny, Thailand, culture-clash, will [document], child
Attributes : High Production Values
Epic, Romance, Period Film, Romantic Epic 
Jodie Foster ... Anna Leonowens
Chow Yun-Fat ... King Mongkut
Bai Ling ... Tuptim
Tom Felton ... Louis
Syed Alwi ... The Kralahome
Keith Chin ... Prince Chulalongkorn
Randall Duk Kim ... General Alak
Melissa Campbell ... Princess Fa-Ying
Deanna Yusoff ... Lady Thiang
52 2/4
Anna Karenina 
AMG SYNOPSIS: Director Joe Wright reteams with Keira Knightley for this version of Anna Karenina, which boasts a script by Tom Stoppard. Knightley stars as the title character, a Russian woman who cheats on her respected husband (Jude Law) with a young soldier (Aaron Johnson) and suffers greatly for her betrayal. Wright sets the action in a theater, often segueing from scene to scene by utilizing different spaces within the same set. Anna Karenina screened at the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival. -- Perry Seibert

Themes : Infidelity | Star-Crossed Lovers
Romance, Period Film, Romantic Drama 
Keira Knightley ... Anna Karenina
Jude Law ... Karenin
Matthew MacFadyen ... Oblonsky
Domhnall Gleeson ... Levin
Alicia Vikander ... Kitty
Kelly MacDonald ... Dolly
Ruth Wilson ... Princess Betsy Tverskoy
Olivia Williams ... Countess Vronsky
Emily Watson ... Countess Lydia Ivanovna
Eric MacLennan ... Matvey
Theo Morrissey ... Grisha Oblonsky
Cecily Morrissey ... Lili Oblonsky
Freya Galpin ... Masha Oblonsky
Octavia Morrissey ... Tanya Oblonsky
Beatrice Morrissey ... Vasya Oblonsky
Marine Battier ... Mlle. Roland
Guro Nagelhus Schia ... Annushka
Aruhan Galieva ... Aruhan
Carl Grose ... Korney
Bryan Hands ... Mikhail Slyudin
Oskar McNamara ... Serozha
Luke Newberry ... Vasily Lukich
Michael Shaeffer ... Doorkeeper
Steven Beard ... Elderly Waiter
Pip Torrens ... Prince Shcherbatsky
Susanne Lothar ... Princess Shcherbatsky
Alexandra Roach ... Countess Nordston
Henry Lloyd-Hughes ... Burisov
Aaron Taylor-Johnson ... Vronsky
David Wilmot ... Nikolai
Tannishtha Chatterjee ... Masha
Joseph Macnab ... Guards Officer
Nick Holder ... Stationmaster
Claire Greenway ... Austrian Princess
Mike Shepherd ... Wheel Tapper
Arthur Nightingale ... Oblonsky's Servant
Buffy Davis ... Agafia
Gala Wesson ... Kitchen Maid
Eros Vlahos ... Boris
Kyle Soller ... Korsunsky
Sam Cox ... Kapitonich
Max Bennett ... Petritsky
Holliday Grainger ... Baroness
Jude Monk McGowan ... Tuskevitch
Antony Byrne ... Colonel
Michelle Dockery ... Princess Myagkaya
Emerald Fennell ... Princess Merkalova
Sarine Sofair ... Anna's Friend
Raphaël Personnaz ... Alexander Vronsky
Bill Skarsgård ... Makhotin
Cara Delevingne ... Princess Sorokina
Bodil Blain ... Princess Sorokina Senior
Hera Hilmar ... Varya
Kenneth Collard ... Prince Tverskoy
Steve Evets ... Theodore
Conor McCarry ... Young Peasant
Giles King ... Stremov
Martin Wimbush ... Anna's Doctor
James Northcote ... Princess Betsy's Footman
Duncan Wisbey ... Shopkeeper
Jamie Beamish ... Opera House Husband
Shirley Henderson ... Opera House Wife
Simon Muller ... Opera House Manager
Nikolai Lester ... Piano Prodigy
Tillie-Bett Grant ... Baby Anya
1122 3/4
AMG SYNOPSIS: After her husband (Oscar Isaac) barely returns alive from a secret expedition, biologist Lena (Natalie Portman) leads an anthropologist (Gina Rodriguez), a surveyor (Tessa Thompson), a linguist (Tuva Novotny), and a psychologist (Jennifer Jason Leigh) into a mysterious, expanding region called the Shimmer where evolution has taken a twisted turn. The all-female team must uncover the area's monstrous secrets to save Lena's husband and the world. Written and directed by Alex Garland. Based on the Nebula Award-winning novel of the same name by Jeff VanderMeer, which is the first in a trilogy. --

Moods : Fantastic Reality
Themes : Heroic Mission | Task Forces | When Animals Attack | Woman In Jeopardy
Keywords : biological-anthropology, danger, ecological-disaster, expedition, missing-person, team
Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Fantasy Drama, Sci-Fi Disaster Film 
Natalie Portman ... Lena
Jennifer Jason Leigh ... Dr. Ventress
Gina Rodriguez ... Anya Thorensen
Tessa Thompson ... Josie Radek
Oscar Isaac ... Lena's husband
Tuva Novotny ... Cass Sheppard
Benedict Wong ... Scientist
Sonoya Mizuno ... Katie/Humanoid
David Gyasi ... Daniel
John Schwab ... Paramedic
54 2/4
The Ant Bully 
AMG SYNOPSIS: A kid who hates ants finds himself living among the six-legged critters in this computer-animated comedy-adventure. Lucas Nickle (voice of Zach Tyler Eisen) is a ten-year-old boy whose family has just moved to a new town, and Lucas isn't enjoying it much -- he hasn't made any friends yet, his big sister ignores him, his parents (voices of Larry Miller and Cheri Oteri) are occupied with their upcoming vacation in Mexico, and his loving but slightly crazy grandmother (voice of Lily Tomlin) is convinced space aliens are casing out the neighborhood. To make matters worse, the local bully has found Lucas and is making his life miserable, so the boy looks for someone he can push around -- and he soon finds a large colony of ants in his yard. Lucas takes out his frustrations by stomping, drowning, and burying the bugs, little realizing the ants see him as a threat to their safety and aren't about take his attacks lying down. Zoc (voice of Nicolas Cage) is a "wizard ant" who creates a formula that shrinks Lucas to the size of an insect, and the tiny boy is brought before the leader of the Ant Council (voice of Ricardo Montalban) and the Queen of the Colony (voice of Meryl Streep) to answer for his crimes against the ants. Showing compassion, the queen sentences Lucas not to death, but to live among them and see how difficult their circumstances can be. Nurse Ant Hova (voice of Julia Roberts) is put in charge of looking after Lucas, and with the help of Scout Fugax (voice of Bruce Campbell) and Forager Kreela (voice of Regina King), Lucas gets an eye-opening picture of how the other half lives -- just in time for Lucas to help the ants in an all-out battle against Stan (voice of Paul Giamatti), a pest-control man brought in to get rid of the bugs. Produced by Tom Hanks, The Ant Bully was written and directed by John A. Davis, who handled the same chores on the film Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius. -- Mark Deming

Moods : Fantastic Reality
Themes : Bullies | Curses and Spells | Shrunken People | Getting Along [k]
Keywords : ant, bully
Children's/Family, Comedy, Fantasy Comedy 
Julia Roberts ... Hova
Nicolas Cage ... Zoc
Meryl Streep ... Queen
Paul Giamatti ... Stan Beals
Regina King ... Kreela
Bruce Campbell ... Fugax
Lily Tomlin ... Mommo
Cheri Oteri ... Doreen Nickle
Larry Miller ... Fred Nickle
Allison Mack ... Tiffany Nickle
Ricardo Montalban ... Head Of Council
Myles Jeffrey ... Steve
Jake T. Austin ... Nicky
Rob Paulsen ... Beetle
Frank Welker ... Spindle, Frog, Caterpillar
David Kaye ... Sleeping Ant #2, Guard Ant #3, Wrangler Ant
Denzel Whitaker ... Albert
Jake Goldberg ... Helmet Boy, Nob, Red Teammate #1
Keith Alcorn ... Ant #18, Pupa, Soldier Ant #3
John A. Davis ... Ant #19
Tom Kenny ... Drone Ant, Ant #2, Ant #6, Ant Dad #1
Nika Futterman ... Ant #1, Ant #7
Susan Silo ... Ant #4
Larry Cedar ... Ant #8
Nicole Sullivan ... Ant #9
Candi Milo ... Nurse Ant #3
Tyler James Williams ... Blue Teammate #1
Austin Majors ... Blue Teammate #3
Jaishon Fisher ... Blue Teammate #4
Aaron Michael Drozin ... Blue Teammate #5
Max Burkholder ... Blue Teammate #6
Colin Ford ... Red Teammate #4
Shane Baumel ... Red Teammate #6
Neil Ross ... Wasp #1, Wasp #5
Bob Joles ... Wasp #2
Tress MacNeille ... Old Council Ant
Richard Green ... Wasp Leader
Don Frye ... Soldier Ant
Earl Boen ... Old Wizard Ant
Billy West ... Ant Dad #2
Laraine Newman ... Ant Mom #1
53 2/4
AMG SYNOPSIS: A con artist named Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) gets a shot at redemption when his mentor (Michael Douglas) asks him to protect a superpowered suit. Donning the stunning technology, which shrinks him down to minuscule size, he fights off villains seeking to steal the invention, and organizes a heist that could save the world. Peyton Reed directs this high-octane superhero flick. -- Daniel Gelb

Moods : Fantastic Reality
Themes : Heroic Mission | Shrunken People
Keywords : ant, hero, scientist, shrinking
Action, Superhero Film 
Paul Rudd ... Scott Lang/Ant-Man
Michael Douglas ... Dr. Hank Pym
Matt Gerald
Corey Stoll ... Darren Cross/Yellowjacket
Evangeline Lilly ... Hope Van Dyne
Michael Peña ... Luis
Bobby Cannavale ... Paxton
Judy Greer ... Maggie
David Dastmalchian ... Kurt
Wood Harris ... Gale
John Slattery ... Howard Stark
Gregg Turkington ... Dale
Hayley Atwell ... Peggy Carter
Martin Donovan ... Mitchell Carson
Garrett Morris ... Car Driver
Rod Hallett ... Hydra Buyer
Joe Chrest ... Frank
Joe Bucaro III ... Buyer
Jean Louisa Kelly ... Buyer
Dax Griffin ... Young Pym
Norma Alvarez ... Spanish Woman
Darcie Isabella Cottrell ... Young Daughter
Tedd Williams ... Raver
Carol Anne Watts ... Raver
Chuck David Willis ... Raver
M. Neko Parham ... Pool BBQ Dad
Kylen Davis ... Pool BBQ Kid
Zamani Wilder ... Pool BBQ Kid
Jim Coleman ... Pym Tech Gate Guard
Desmond Phillips ... Pym Tech Security Guard
Michael A. Cook ... EMT
Ricki Noel Lander ... Gorgeous Blonde
Rus Blackwell ... Superior Officer
Johnny Pemberton ... Ice Cream Store Customer
Nicholas Barrera ... Ernesto
Carlos Aviles ... Carlos
Lyndsi Larose ... Emily
Robert Crayton ... Peachy
Ajani Perkins ... Cop on Speaker
Jesse James Locorriere ... Alpha Guard
Zack Duhame ... Beta Guard
Kevin Lacz ... Vault Guard
Michael Trisler ... Vault Guard
Daniel Stevens ... Armed Guard
Alex Chansky ... Armed Guard
Clay Donahue Fontenot ... Armed Guard
Michael Jamorski ... Armed Guard
Casey Pieretti ... Armed Guard
Antal Kalik ... Lab Guard
Adam Hart ... Lab Guard
Reuben Langdon ... Lab Guard
Todd Schneider ... Lab Guard
Kevin Buttimer ... Lab Tech
Danny Vasquez ... Ignacio
Anna Akana ... Writer
Stan Lee ... Bartender
Tom Kenny ... Hideous Rabbit
Rick Avery ... Helicopter Pilot
1184 4/4
Ant-Man and the Wasp 
AMG SYNOPSIS: In Marvel's follow-up to Ant-Man and Captain America: Civil War, Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) is still struggling with his responsibilities as a superhero when Dr. Hank Pym (Michael Douglas) recruits him for another mission. This time, he must fight alongside Hope van Dyne (Evangeline Lilly), who's been outfitted with a suit of her own to become The Wasp. While facing off against superpowered criminal Ghost (Hannah John-Kamen), the mismatched duo uncover secrets about the origins of their abilities. Directed by Peyton Reed. Michelle Pfeiffer and Laurence Fishburne co-star. --

Moods : Adrenaline Rush
Themes : Fathers and Daughters | Heroic Mission | Human Giants | Shrunken People
Keywords : comic-book, daughter, father, mission [quest], secrets, shrinking, Superhero
Action, Adventure, Fantasy Drama, Sci-Fi Action, Sci-Fi Adventure, Superhero Film 
Paul Rudd ... Scott Lang/Ant-Man
Evangeline Lilly ... Hope van Dyne/The Wasp
Michael Peña ... Luis
Walton Goggins ... Sonny Birch
Michael Douglas ... Hank Pym
Laurence Fishburne ... Dr. Bill Foster
Michelle Pfeiffer ... Janet Van Dyne/Wasp
David Dastmalchian ... Kurt
Hannah John-Kamen ... Ava/Ghost
Bobby Cannavale ... Paxton
Judy Greer ... Maggie
Abby Ryder Fortson ... Cassie
Randall Park ... Jimmy Woo
Goran Kostic ... Anitolov
Rob Archer ... Knox
Michael Cerveris ... Elihas Starr
Riann Steele ... Catherine Starr
Dax Griffin ... Young Hank
Hayley Lovitt ... Young Janet
Madeleine McGraw ... Young Hope
Tim Heidecker ... Whale Boat Captain Daniel Goobler
Brian Huskey ... Elementary School Teacher
Suehyla El-Attar ... Agent Pearson
Ana Maria Quintana ... Sister Ana Maria
Darcy Shean ... Nanny
Jessica Castro ... San Francisco News Anchor
55 3/4
AMG SYNOPSIS: DreamWorks and Pacific Data Images collaborated on this all computer-animated comedy-adventure about the ant angst of misfit worker ant, Z (voice of Woody Allen), who feels trapped by the conformist confines of his totalitarian ant civilization and eventually sets forth in search of Insectopia. After DreamWorks began animating Prince of Egypt June 1, 1995, the company launched Antz in Palo Alto a year later (5/20/96), the same month the DreamWorks/PDI partnership was announced. The screenplay by Chris and Paul Weitz and Todd Alcott has uncredited input by Woody Allen (who matched dialogue to fit his usual style of verbal delivery). The story suggests the possible influence of Yevgeny Zamatin's classic novel We (1923) and Ayn Rand's similar-themed Anthem (1936), filmed in the early '70s in a rarely seen unauthorized film adaptation (which Rand never allowed to be shown commercially). Following the 1995 Toy Story (1995), Antz is the second fully computer-animated feature, preceding the release of Disney's all-CGI A Bug's Life by seven weeks. Antz begins with worker ant Z discussing his feelings of insignificance with a shrink (voice of Paul Mazursky) before heading off to his tunnel-digging job, work supervised by General Mandible (Gene Hackman) and Colonel Cutter (Christopher Walken). Mandible has big dreams of conquest, and he convinces the Queen (Anne Bancroft) an attack is necessary to prevent a termite invasion. Her daughter is Princess Bala (Sharon Stone), who's not overly enchanted by her engagement to Mandible. The Princess goes slumming, visiting the bar where Z hangs out with his friend Weaver (Sylvester Stallone). To the tune of "Guantanamera," Bala dances with Z -- in a scene with allusions to the dance in Pulp Fiction (1994). Entranced by the encounter, Z convinces Weaver to swap places, so a military parade will allow him to see Bala in the reviewing stand. Befriended by soldier ant Barbatus (Danny Glover) during the parade, Z nervously realizes he's actually marching into battle. Attacked by termites, the troops experience horrors highly reminiscent of the Starship Troopers (1997) bug battles. The dying Barbatus tells Z, "Don't follow orders all your life." As the only survivor of the slaughter, Z returns home a war hero. Threatened by Mandible, Bala and Z are thrown together in a journey into the outside world, and they travel toward the legendary Insectopia. Major city newspaper critics were almost unanimous in their praise of Antz. Shown at the 1998 Toronto Film Festival. -- Bhob Stewart

Moods : Fantastic Reality
Themes : Fighting the System | Unlikely Heroes | Opposites Attract | Race Against Time | Redemption
Keywords : angst, bad-guy, battle [war], child, conformity, espionage, good-guy, hero, invasion, love, misfit, princess, royalty, search, survivor, war, worker
Comedy, Fantasy, Fantasy Comedy 
Woody Allen ... Z
Sharon Stone ... Bala
Sylvester Stallone ... Weaver
Gene Hackman ... Mandible
Christopher Walken ... Cutter
Danny Glover ... Barbatus
Dan Aykroyd ... Chip
Jennifer Lopez ... Azteca
Jane Curtin ... Muffy
John Mahoney ... Drunk Scout
Anne Bancroft ... Queen
Paul Mazursky ... Psychologist
56 2/4
Any Given Sunday 
AMG SYNOPSIS: Oliver Stone takes on professional football, a sport whose grace and delicacy are a good match for his filmmaking style. Tony D'Amato (Al Pacino), the head coach of the Miami Sharks, won back-to-back championships four years ago. But new team owner Christina Pagniacci (Cameron Diaz) has little enthusiasm for the finer points of the game and is concerned only with the bottom line. The longtime strongman of Tony's team has been "Cap" Rooney (Dennis Quaid), a 39-year-old quarterback, but Christina balks at renewing his contract. When Cap is injured during a game, third-string rookie quarterback Willie Beaman (Jamie Foxx) goes on in his place and becomes a major star. But Beaman is mostly interested in fame and money, and he has little regard for Tony and his teammates. Any Given Sunday also stars James Woods as the team's doctor, LL Cool J as a star running back, Jim Brown as a former football great turned Sharks' defensive coordinator, Ann-Margret as Christina's alcoholic mother, Bill Bellamy as a wide receiver, Elizabeth Berkley as Tony's favorite prostitute, and Charlton Heston as the football commissioner. -- Mark Deming

Moods : Tough Guys
Themes : Football Players | Coaches and Players | All Washed Up | Redemption | Underdogs
Keywords : football, football-team, NFL (National Football League), coach, football-star, quarterback, ego, fame, teamwork
Drama, Ensemble Film, Sports Drama 
Al Pacino ... Tony D'Amato
Cameron Diaz ... Christina Pagniacci
Dennis Quaid ... Jack "Cap" Rooney
James Woods ... Dr. Harvey Mandrake
Jamie Foxx ... Willie Beamen
LL Cool J ... Julian "J Man" Washington
Matthew Modine ... Dr. Allie Powers
Jim Brown ... Montezuma Monroe
Charlton Heston ... The Commissioner
Ann-Margret ... Margaret Pagniacci
Aaron Eckhart ... Nick Crozier
John C. McGinley ... Jack Rose
Lauren Holly ... Cindy Rooney
Lela Rochon ... Vanessa Struthers
Lawrence Taylor ... Luther "Shark" Lavay
Bill Bellamy ... Jimmy Sanderson
James Karen ... Ed Phillips
Gianni Russo ... Joe Polito
Elizabeth Berkley ... Mandy Murphy
Andrew Bryniarski ... Patrick "Madman" Kelly
Duane Martin
Clifton Davis ... Mayor Tyrone Smalls
Marty Wright
Sean Stone ... Fan
Dick Butkus ... Coach
995 3/4
Apollo 13 
AMG SYNOPSIS: "Houston, we have a problem." Those words were immortalized during the tense days of the Apollo 13 lunar mission crisis in 1970, events recreated in this epic historical drama from
Ron Howard. Astronaut Jim Lovell (Tom Hanks) leads command module pilot Jack Swigert (Kevin Bacon) and lunar module driver Fred Haise (Bill Paxton) on what is slated as NASA's third lunar landing mission. All goes smoothly until the craft is halfway through its mission, when an exploding oxygen tank threatens the crew's oxygen and power supplies. As the courageous astronauts face the dilemma of either suffocating or freezing to death, Mattingly and Mission Control leader Gene Kranz (Ed Harris) struggle to find a way to bring the crew back home, all the while knowing that the spacemen face probable death once the battered ship reenters the Earth's atmosphere. The film received an overwhelmingly enthusiastic critical response and a Best Picture nomination, but lost that Oscar to another (very different) historical epic, Mel Gibson's Braveheart. In 2002, the movie was released in IMAX theaters as Apollo 13: The IMAX Experience, with a pared-down running time of 116 minutes in order to meet the technical requirements of the large-screen format. --

Moods : Nail-biters
Themes : Daring Rescues | Race Against Time | Space Travel
Keywords : astronaut, NASA, rocket, space-exploration, space-travel, space, lunar-mission, rescue, space-race, stranded
Attributes : High Production Values
Drama, Historical Film, Space Adventure, Docudrama 
Tom Hanks ... Jim Lovell
Bill Paxton ... Fred Haise
Kevin Bacon ... Jack Swigert
Gary Sinise ... Ken Mattingly
Ed Harris ... Gene Kranz
Kathleen Quinlan ... Marilyn Lovell
Mary Kate Schellhardt ... Barbara Lovell
Emily Ann Lloyd ... Susan Lovell
Miko Hughes ... Jeffrey Lovell
Max Elliott Slade ... Jay Lovell
Jean Speegle Howard ... Blanch Lovell
Tracy Reiner ... Mary Haise
David Andrews ... Pete Conrad
Chris Ellis ... Deke Slayton
Joe Spano ... NASA Director
Marc McClure ... Glynn Lunney
Ben Marley ... John Young
Clint Howard ... EECOM White
Loren Dean ... EECOM Arthur
Tom Wood ... EECOM Gold
Googy Gress ... RETRO White
Ray McKinnon ... FIDO White
Max Grodenchik ... FIDO Gold
Christian Clemenson ... Dr. Chuck
Brett Cullen ... CAPCOM 1
Ned Vaughn ... CAPCOM 2
Andy Milder ... GUIDO White
Geoffrey Blake ... GUIDO Gold
Wayne Duvall ... LEM Controller White
Joseph Culp ... TELMU Gold
John Short ... INCO White
Ben Bode ... INCO Gold
Todd Louiso ... FAO White
Christopher John Fields ... Booster White
Kenneth White ... Grumman Rep
Andrew Lipschultz ... Launch Director
Mark Wheeler ... Neil Armstrong
Karen Martin ... Tracey
Brian Markinson ... Pad Rat
Austin O'Brien ... Whiz Kid
Louisa Marie ... Whiz Kid Mom
Arthur Senzy ... SIM Tech
Carl Gabriel Yorke ... SIM Tech
Ryan Holihan ... SIM Tech
Rance Howard ... Reverend
Todd Hallowell ... Noisy Civilian
Roger Corman ... Congressman
Jack Conley ... Science Reporter
Bruce Wright ... Anchor
Reed Rudy ... Roger Chaffee
John Dullaghan ... Reporter
John Wheeler ... Reporter
Paul Mantee ... Reporter
Julie Donatt ... Reporter
Frank Cavestani ... Reporter
John M. Mathews ... Reporter
Michelle Little ... Jane Conrad
Xander Berkeley ... Henry Hurt
James Ritz ... Ted
Larry B. Williams ... Buzz Aldrin
Thom Barry ... Orderly
Herbert Jefferson, Jr. ... Reporter
1288 2/4
AMG SYNOPSIS: Upon drifting into a troubled Western outpost and discovering that the helpless locals are being terrorized by a ruthless rancher and his brutish hired hands, two rugged, straight-shooting peacemakers decide to stick around and put things right in this Western adapted from the novel by Robert B. Parker and directed by Ed Harris. Bragg (Jeremy Irons) is a rancher who believes himself to be above the law, a stance that's forever cemented when he guns down the town sheriff and his deputy in cold blood. Horrified, the defenseless townspeople pray for the day a savior will arrive in town to free them from Bragg's suffocating grasp. Soon thereafter, Virgil (Harris) and Everett (Viggo Mortensen) stride into town atop two mighty steeds, their confident presence signaling the beginning of a new era if the locals will only grant Virgil the complete power he needs to bring Bragg to justice. After pinning on his new badge, Virgil appoints Everett his deputy and ushers in an era of uneasy peace. Later, a woman named Allison (Renée Zellweger) arrives in town and catches Virgil's eye, prompting a die-hard renegade to consider a calm life of domestication. As Virgil's feelings for Allison grow, both begin to wonder if a life together is truly in the cards. Meanwhile, a temporarily subdued Bragg begins to display signs that he may not be finished with this town just yet. -- Jason Buchanan

Moods : Tough Guys
Themes : Hired Killers | Men's Friendship | One Against the Mob | Sheriffs and Outlaws | Social Injustice
Keywords : deputy, lawman, rancher, widow/widower, ranch
Western, Traditional Western 
Ed Harris ... Virgil Cole
Viggo Mortensen ... Everett Hitch
Renée Zellweger ... Allison French
Jeremy Irons ... Randall Bragg
Timothy Spall ... Phil Olson
Lance Henriksen ... Ring Shelton
Tom Bower ... Abner Raines
James Gammon ... Earl May
Timothy V. Murphy ... Vince
Gabriel Marantz ... Joe Whitfield
Benjamin Rosenshein ... Town Boy
Cerris Morgan-Moyer ... Tilda
Ariadna Gil ... Katie
Erik J. Bockemeier ... Fat Wallis
Fred Hice ... Bragg's Third Man
Neil Summers ... Bragg's Fourth Man
Tim Carroll ... Wagon Driver
Bounthanh Xaynhachack ... Chin
Boyd Kestner ... Bronc
Art Usher ... Clerk
Cliff Gravel ... Barber
Mike Watson ... Night Rider
Rex Linn ... Clyde Stringer
Corby Griesenbeck ... Charlie Tewksbury
Adam Nelson ... Mackie Shelton
Ed Pennybacker ... Conductor
Alvin Lunak ... Sharps
Martin Connelly ... Apache Elder
Danny Edmo ... Young Brave
Argos Maccallum ... Beauville Sheriff Russell
Cynthia Huerta ... Mexican Woman
Scott Brooks ... Citizen of Appaloosa
Stephen Chomko ... Citizen of Appaloosa
Fionn Thelen ... Citizen of Appaloosa
Lynn Macri ... Citizen of Appaloosa
Heather Antonio ... Citizen of Appaloosa
Charles Culberson ... Citizen of Appaloosa
Robert Down ... Citizen of Appaloosa
Jackie Fleming ... Citizen of Appaloosa
Jim Granger ... Citizen of Appaloosa
Nancy Ann Hibbs ... Citizen of Appaloosa
Nick Johnson ... Citizen of Appaloosa
Glen Kappy ... Citizen of Appaloosa
Kevin Kinsner ... Citizen of Appaloosa
Norm Lee ... Citizen of Appaloosa
Loretta Lewis ... Citizen of Appaloosa
Skip Long ... Citizen of Appaloosa
Dani McNutt ... Citizen of Appaloosa
Sylvie Mortenson ... Citizen of Appaloosa
Sandy Nickal ... Citizen of Appaloosa
Hunter Lee Pimparapana ... Citizen of Appaloosa
Marvin Rath ... Citizen of Appaloosa
Madeline Walter ... Citizen of Appaloosa
Randall Sauls ... Citizen of Appaloosa
Claire Schwebke ... Citizen of Appaloosa
Nathan Simmons ... Citizen of Appaloosa
Chloe Slator ... Citizen of Appaloosa
Bailey Walter ... Citizen of Appaloosa
Ernest Andreas ... Citizen of Appaloosa
Ian Bell ... Citizen of Appaloosa
Todd Bethke ... Citizen of Appaloosa
Martin Callahan ... Citizen of Appaloosa
Cynthia Clark ... Citizen of Appaloosa
Lowell Crawford ... Citizen of Appaloosa
Timothy David ... Citizen of Appaloosa
Flynn-Bella Ericson ... Citizen of Appaloosa
Dennis Foulkrod ... Citizen of Appaloosa
Ruben Haddix ... Citizen of Appaloosa
Jerrall Hinds ... Citizen of Appaloosa
Taryn Johnson ... Citizen of Appaloosa
Jeff Kimerling ... Citizen of Appaloosa
Daniel Krieger ... Citizen of Appaloosa
Kerry Lee ... Citizen of Appaloosa
Isabelle Leustig ... Citizen of Appaloosa
Denise Lynch ... Citizen of Appaloosa
Diana McGuerty ... Citizen of Appaloosa
Diana Minfa ... Citizen of Appaloosa
Ernest Moya ... Citizen of Appaloosa
Michael Max Norris ... Citizen of Appaloosa
Trevor Osborn ... Citizen of Appaloosa
Michael Neal Powell ... Citizen of Appaloosa
L.C. Read ... Citizen of Appaloosa
Daphne D. Ross ... Citizen of Appaloosa
Darrell Schmidt ... Citizen of Appaloosa
Cecily Kuehl Shank ... Citizen of Appaloosa
Frankey Singzilay ... Citizen of Appaloosa
Isabel Slator ... Citizen of Appaloosa
Elizabeth Ann Tuttle ... Citizen of Appaloosa
Kristin Walter ... Citizen of Appaloosa
J.C. Augare ... Apache
1041 2/4
Apt Pupil 
AMG SYNOPSIS: Bryan Singer directed this Brandon Boyce adaptation of Stephen King's novella about teenager Todd Bowden (Brad Renfro), who discovers Nazi war criminal Kurt Dussander (Ian McKellen) living in his California hometown. Fascinated with Dussender's wartime atrocities, Bowden blackmails the former death-camp commandant by promising to keep his identity a secret in exchange for Holocaust horror tales, or, as Todd puts it, "everything they're afraid to show us in school." Dussander complies, and as the weeks pass, their tense confrontations become increasingly malevolent. This is the third film to derive from King's 1982 book of four novellas, Different Season. The others are Stand By Me (1986, from "The Body") and The Shawshank Redemption (1994, from Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption, leaving only one remaining unfilmed tale in the book ("The Breathing Method"). Signet felt King's "Apt Pupil" to be so intense and horrifying that editors asked him to leave it out of the 1983 paperback. A 1987 attempt to film "Apt Pupil" (with Rick Schroder and Nicol Williamson) ended when funding ran out. Shown at numerous 1998 film festivals (Venice, Toronto, Chicago, Sitges, Tokyo). --

Moods : Spellbinders | Uncomfortable Viewing
Themes : Assumed Identities | Domestic Abuse | Mind Games | Crimes Against Humanity
Keywords : Nazism, hidden-identity, relationship, secrets, war-crimes, blackmail, concentration-camp, criminal, deception, high-school, neighbor, secret-life, stories, teenagers, trust, connection
Drama, Horror, Psychological Drama, Psychological Thriller 
Ian McKellen ... Kurt Dussander
Brad Renfro ... Todd Bowden
Elias Koteas ... Archie
Joe Morton ... Dan Richler
Jan Triska ... Isaac Weiskopf
Michael Byrne ... Ben Kramer
Heather McComb ... Becky Trask
Ann Dowd ... Monica Bowden
Joshua Jackson ... Joey
David Schwimmer ... Edward French
Mickey Cottrell ... Sociology Teacher
Kevin Pollak
Archery Serving 
Instructional Video
58 1/4
AMG SYNOPSIS: Michael Bay directed this 150-million-dollar science fiction action thriller about an asteroid on a collision course with Earth, sending fireballs down on Manhattan, prompting a plan to split the asteroid into two sections before it arrives and causes human extinction. NASA executive director Dan Truman (Billy Bob Thornton) brings in the world's number-one oil driller, Harry S. Stamper (Bruce Willis), who assembles his team that is trained for the task. The group includes top crew hand A.J. Frost (Ben Affleck), who is involved in a relationship with Stamper's daughter Grace (Liv Tyler). With only days remaining, two shuttles head into space to drill 800 feet into the asteroid and nuke the rock. Back on Earth, as mini-asteroids pelt Paris and Shanghai, humanity hopes and prays for a successful mission. -- Bhob Stewart

Moods : Adrenaline Rush
Themes : Heroic Mission | Space Travel | Daring Rescues | Hotshots | Race Against Time | End of the World
Keywords : asteroid, collision-course, earth, mission [quest], astronaut, oil-rig
Attributes : High Budget, High Production Values
Action, Sci-Fi Action, Sci-Fi Disaster Film 
Bruce Willis ... Harry S. Stamper
Billy Bob Thornton ... Dan Truman
Liv Tyler ... Grace Stamper
Ben Affleck ... A.J. Frost
Will Patton ... Charles (Chick) Chapple
Peter Stormare ... Lev Andropov
Keith David ... Gen. Kimsey
Steve Buscemi ... Rockhound
Owen Wilson ... Oscar Choi
William Fichtner ... Col. William Sharp
Jessica Steen ... Co-Pilot Jennifer Watts
Jason Isaacs ... Ronald Quincy
Grayson McCouch ... Gruber
Clark Heathcliffe Brolly ... Freddy Noonan
Chris Ellis ... Walter Clark
Eddie Griffin ... Little Guy
Michael Clarke Duncan ... Jayotis (Bear) Kurleenbear
John Mahon ... Karl
Grace Zabriskie ... Dottie
Udo Kier ... Psychologist
Seiko Matsuda ... Asian Tourist (Female)
Lawrence Tierney ... Hollis Vernon (Grap) Stamper
Charlton Heston ... Narrator
Ellen Cleghorne ... Helga (the Nurse)
Anthony Guidera ... Tucker, Shuttle Independence Co-Pilot
Judith Hoag ... Denise
852 4/4
AMG SYNOPSIS: Denis Villeneuve directed this science-fiction suspense film about Earth's response to a possible alien invasion. After extraterrestrial spacecraft plant themselves at various locations around the globe, a linguist (Amy Adams) and a theoretical physicist (Jeremy Renner) must find a way to communicate with the mysterious visitors in order to learn what they want and whether they pose a threat to humanity. Forest Whitaker and Michael Stuhlbarg co-star. -- Violet LeVoit

Moods : Head Trips
Themes : Benign Aliens | Chosen One | Haunted By the Past | Heroic Mission | Miraculous Events
Keywords : alien [not human], close-encounter, humanity, language, language-barrier, time, translator, UFO (Unidentified Flying Object)
Drama, Science Fiction, Thriller, Alien Film, Psychological Sci-Fi 
Amy Adams ... Dr. Louise Banks
Jeremy Renner ... Ian Donnelly
Forest Whitaker ... Colonel Weber
Michael Stuhlbarg ... Agent Halpern
Mark O'Brien ... Captain Marks
Tzi Ma ... General Shang
Frank Schorpion ... Dr. Kettler
Andrew Shaver ... Environmental Tech
Pat Kiely ... Environmental Tech
Sonia Vigneault ... Dr. j. Bydwell
Mark Camacho ... Richard Riley
Julian Casey ... Australian Scientist
Larry Day ... CIA Officer Dan Ryder
Ruth Chiang ... Chinese Scientist
Russell Yuen ... Chinese Scientist
Sergey Marchenko ... Russian Officer
Anana Rydvald ... Swedish Scientist
Bineyam Girma ... Sudan Representative
Abdelghafour Elaaziz ... African Representative
Abdul Ayoola ... Sierra Leone Representative
Albert Kwan ... Chinese Man
Joe Cobden ... Cryptographer
Lorne Brass ... Cryptographer
Brent Skagford ... Nurse
Dan Duran ... TV Anchor
Lori Graham ... TV Anchor
Ola Sturik ... TV Anchor
Paul-Antoine Taillefer ... TV Anchor
59 2/4
The Arrival 
AMG SYNOPSIS: A shy radio telescope operator named Zane Ziminski (Charlie Sheen) picks up a series of regular signals coming from space -- and deliberately pointed toward Earth. Convinced that he has discovered alien transmissions, Ziminski is first chastised and then fired by his boss (Ron Silver). Obsessed, he builds a makeshift radio telescope in his house to find out where the signals were sent. Convinced that they're intended for aliens already hidden on Earth, he tracks them to a bleak, isolated Mexican village, where he joins forces with a female scientist (Lindsay Crouse), who has suspicions of her own after witnessing an acceleration of global warming. The villagers turn out to be aliens, and the village a front for an underground alien complex. The aliens are here to "terraform" Earth and prepare it for the arrival of the rest of their race, who will die unless they leave their homeworld and colonize elsewhere. Only Ziminski can stop them. Written and directed by David N. Twohy, The Arrival is a throwback to the genre chillers of the '50s. -- Don Kaye

Moods : Other Dimensions
Themes : Evil Aliens | Heroic Mission | Amateur Sleuths | Assumed Identities
Keywords : attack, alien [not human], invasion, man-vs-aliens, message, on-the-run, paranoia, world-domination
Science Fiction, Alien Film, Sci-Fi Action 
Charlie Sheen ... Zane Ziminski
Ron Silver ... Phil Gordian
Lindsay Crouse ... Ilana Green
Teri Polo ... Char
Richard Schiff ... Calvin
Tony T. Johnson ... Kiki
Buddy Joe Hooker ... 2nd Department of Defence Man
Leon Rippy ... 1st Department of Defence Man
Phyllis Applegate ... Mrs. Roosevelt
Alan Coates ... Terraformer
Javier Morga ... co-worker
Catalina Botello ... N. C. A. R. Woman
Georg Lillitsch ... George, Computer Technician
David Villalpando ... cabbie
Ellen Bradley ... screaming woman
José Garcia ... planecorp guard
Jorge Zepeda ... detective
Roger Cudney ... JPL Official
Jacqueline Voltaire ... reporter
Reed Johnson ... maintenance man
Shane ... 1st JPL guard
60 3/4
As Good As It Gets 
AMG SYNOPSIS: James L. Brooks (Terms of Endearment, Broadcast News) directed this $50 million-plus romantic comedy, set in Manhattan. Dysfunctional, acid-tongued romance novelist Melvin Udall (Jack Nicholson), who suffers from an obsessive-compulsive disorder, takes pride in his ability to offend. At a nearby cafe, the only waitress willing to stand up to his sarcastic tirades is Carol Connelly (Helen Hunt), a single mother struggling to raise her chronically asthmatic son. In Melvin's West Village apartment building, talented contemporary artist Simon Nye (Greg Kinnear) lives across the hall from Melvin. Simon is the current darling of the New York art world, reason enough to draw Melvin's verbal fire, but Simon's gay lifestyle is further grist for the novelist's malicious mill. These three New Yorkers, none of whom appears to have a chance in hell at finding true happiness, discover their fates intertwined because of the fourth complicated character in the piece, Verdell, a tiny Brussels Griffon dog (played by newcomer Jill, after a 15-week training program). Melvin seems to have no friends or family, and he lives alone, working on his 62nd book.
When Simon goes into the hospital after a brutal mugging, Melvin has to take care of Verdell, and the dog actually warms Melvin's cold heart -- to the degree that he sets up unsolicited medical care for Carol's son. Eventually, Melvin is cornered into driving Simon and Carol to Baltimore, and during a hotel stopover, Melvin confesses to Carol, "You make me want to be a better man." The trip becomes an odyssey of self-realization for all three. Locations included Brooklyn's Prospect Park (Carol's neighborhood) and Greenwich Village (where Melvin's building is on 12th Street between Fifth and Sixth Avenues). Other exteriors were shot in downtown Los Angeles, where a dilapidated transient hotel at the corner of 4th Street and Main was transformed into the chic cafe where Carol works. Sets for the Simon/Melvin apartment interiors were erected on a soundstage at the Sony Pictures lot. Simon's paintings were created for the film by New York artist Billy Sullivan, whose work is part of the modern art collection at NYC's Metropolitan Museum of Art and the New Orleans Museum of Art. -- Bhob Stewart

Moods : Only Human
Themes : Opposites Attract | Redemption | Age Disparity Romance | Looking For Love | Single Parents | Unlikely Friendships
Keywords : friendship, love-triangle, love, dog, artist, homosexual, waiter
Attributes : High Production Values
Comedy Drama, Romance, Romantic Comedy, Slice of Life 
Jack Nicholson ... Melvin Udall
Helen Hunt ... Carol Connelly
Greg Kinnear ... Simon Bishop
Skeet Ulrich ... Vincent
Yeardley Smith ... Jackie
Lupe Ontiveros ... Nora
Harold Ramis ... Dr. Betz
Leslie Stefanson ... Cafe Waitress
Wood Harris
Jamie Kennedy ... Street Hustler
Jesse James ... Spencer Connelly
61 2/4
Assault on Precinct 13 
AMG SYNOPSIS: This action-packed remake of the John Carpenter classic tells the tale of an under-manned Detroit police precinct on its last day of operation that finds itself under siege by a ruthless force that will not stop. This time, a notorious cop-killer and mobster Marion Bishop (Laurence Fishbourne) is unexpectedly brought into the precinct during a blizzard on New Year's Eve, much to the dismay of police sergeant Jake Roenick (Ethan Hawke). By nightfall, the remaining cops and prisoners find themselves fighting for their lives against a group of rogue cops intent on taking down Bishop before he testifies against them in the courtroom. Now it's up to the officers, secretaries, and inmates on the inside to band together just to survive this one night. Also starring Gabriel Byrne, John Leguizamo, Drea de Matteo, and Brian Dennehy. -- Jeremy Wheeler

Moods : Tough Guys
Themes : Hostage Situations | Rogue Cops | Police Corruption | Under Siege
Keywords : precinct, siege, cop-killer, hostage, police-corruption, gangster, organized-crime, demands, psychiatrist, negotiation
Action, Action Thriller, Police Drama 
Ethan Hawke ... Sgt. Jake Roenick
Laurence Fishburne ... Marion Bishop
Drea de Matteo ... Iris Ferry
Brian Dennehy ... Jasper O'Shea
John Leguizamo ... Beck
Ja Rule ... Smiley
Maria Bello ... Alex Sabian
Gabriel Byrne ... Marcus Duvall
Peter Bryant ... Liet. Holloway
Fulvio Cecere ... Ray Ray
Kim Coates ... Rosen
Matt Craven ... Capra
Courtney Cunningham ... Cop #1
Hugh Dillon ... Tony
Jasmin Geljo ... Marko
Currie Graham ... Kuhane
Jessica Greco ... Coral
Dorian Harewood ... Gil
Aisha Hinds ... Anna
Jeff Ironi ... Fireman #1
Ray Kahnert ... Priest
Brian King ... Fireman #2
Philip Marshall ... Hagen
Arnold Pinnock ... Carlyle
Roman Podhora ... Cop #3
Sasha Roiz ... Jason Elias
Titus Welliver ... Milos
62 3/4
The Astronaut Farmer 
AMG SYNOPSIS: An aspiring astronaut who was forced to forsake his dream of exploring space in order to save the family farm begins building his own personal rocket as a means of reaching the stars in this quirky rural drama starring Billy Bob Thornton. There once was a time when Charlie Farmer (Thornton) seemed like a shoo-in for NASA's esteemed astronaut training program. An Air Force pilot who held a degree in aerospace engineering, Charlie was well on his way to blasting off when a family crisis grounded his celestial aspirations. Of course, Charlie's feet may be firmly planted on terra firma these days, but his thoughts are constantly ascending into the clouds and beyond. It's been ten long years since the man who would navigate the stars began tending to the family farm, and during that time, Charlie has dedicated every moment of his spare time to building the rocket that will one day launch him into space. Though his devoted wife, Audie (Virginia Madsen), the pair's three children, Sunshine, Stanley, and Shepard, and even his father-in-law, Hal (Bruce Dern), all support Charlie in achieving his lifelong goal of becoming the nation's first independent astronaut, a last-minute hitch on the eve before the big launch unexpectedly stalls Charlie's countdown. It seems that Charlie's quest to obtain a substantial amount of high-grade rocket fuel has attracted the attention of not only the FBI, but the CIA, the FAA, and the United States military as well. Now, as the powers that be attempt to ground Charlie, citing concerns for civilian safety, a media frenzy descends upon the once-quiet farm as the reluctant renegade hero vows to show his children just how far one's courage and willingness to pursue one's own ideals can get a person when one refuses to give up hope. Northfork writing/directing duo Mark and Michael Polish team up to tell the tale of a man considered an oddity by his neighbors, a criminal by the government, and an inspiration by the media and the people. -- Jason Buchanan

Moods : Triumph of the Spirit
Themes : Farm Life | Fighting the System | Obsessive Quests
Keywords : astronaut, dream, media-circus, ranch, rocket, suspicion
Drama, Americana, Rural Drama 
Billy Bob Thornton ... Charles Farmer
Virginia Madsen ... Audrey "Audie" Farmer
Max Thieriot ... Shepard Farmer
Jasper Polish ... Stanley Farmer
Logan Polish ... Sunshine Farmer
Bruce Dern ... Hal
Jon Gries ... Agent Kilborne, FBI Agent Killbourne
Mark Polish ... FBI Agen Mathis
Tim Blake Nelson ... Kevin Munchak
Sal Lopez ... Pepe Garcia
Bruce Willis ... The Colonel
J.K. Simmons ... Jacobson
Kiersten Warren ... Phyllis
Rick Overton ... Arnold "Amie" Millard
Richard Barela
Richard Edson ... Chopper Miller
Elise Eberle ... Madison Roberts
Julie White ... Beth Goode
Graham Beckel ... Frank
Marshall Bell ... Judge Miller
Kathleen Arc ... Mrs. Harder
Lois Geary ... Mrs. Graham
Dianne Anderson Mathis ... Reporter #1
William Lawrence Allen ... Reporter #2
Gregory Chase ... NASA Committee Member
Forrest Fyre ... State Senator
Janelle Sperow ... State Congresswoman
Robert E. Fleischer ... Will Beacon
Kathy Lamkin ... Jodie
Charlie Brown ... Phil
Gary Houston ... Dr. Livingston
Adam Taylor ... FBI Agent #1
David House ... FBI Agent #2
Matthew Kimbrough ... Henry Malone
Jay Leno ... Jay Leno
Steve Cormier ... Appraiser
Scarlett McAlister ... Local New Reporter
Deborah Martinez ... Reporter #3
Benjamin Petry ... Child #1
Cheyenne Serano ... Child #2
Kevin Wiggins ... Rocket Expert
Mary Sue Evans ... NASA Expert
Eugene Nomura ... Japanese Anchorman
Vikrum Shah ... Hindu Anchorman
Yvans Jourdain ... French Anchorman
John Burke ... Reporter
Esodie Geiger ... CNN News Reporter
Richard Gunn ... Square Dance Caller
Marc Miles ... Rocket Ride Operator
Jenny Gabrielle ... Vanessa
David Sullivan ... Young Man
63 0/4
Atlantis: Milo's Return 
AMG SYNOPSIS: Atlantis: Milo's Return is a direct-to-video animated sequel made up of three episodes. In the first episode, Milo (voice of James Arnold Taylor) and Queen Kida (voice of Cree Summer) find a town called Krakenstad, lead by Magistrate Edgar Volgud (voice of Clancy Brown). In the second story, the team of adventurers heads to the American Southwest to investigate a sandstorm and meet land prospector Sam McKeane (voice of Jeff Bennett). In the third episode, Whitmore (voice of John Mahoney) fights his old adversary Erik Hellstrom (voice of Morgan Sheppard). -- Andrea LeVasseur

Moods : Other Dimensions
Themes : Heroic Mission | Lost Worlds
Keywords : Atlantis, adventurer, exploration, fight, lost-city, prospector, sea-monster
Children's/Family, Fantasy, Children's Fantasy, Mythological Fantasy 
Cree Summer ... Princess Kida
Don Novello ... Vinny Santorini
Jacqueline Obradors ... Audrey Ramirez
John Mahoney ... Preston B. Whitmore
Corey Burton ... Mole
Florence Stanley ... Mrs. Packard
Phil Morris ... Dr. Sweet
James Arnold Taylor ... Milo Thatch
64 2/4
Atlantis: The Lost Empire 
AMG SYNOPSIS: The first Disney cartoon to be produced in the 70 mm format since The Black Cauldron (1985), this blend of traditional animation with computer-generated imagery is a straight adventure tale of the Jules Verne school, eschewing the studio's typical formula of cute critters mixed with song-and-dance routines. Michael J. Fox is the voice of Milo Thatch, a lowly museum employee and linguist in the early 20th century who's determined to continue his late grandfather's search for the lost, sunken empire of Atlantis. Bankrolled by eccentric millionaire Preston Whitmore (John Mahoney), Milo teams up with a diverse crew of mercenaries led by submarine commander Rourke (James Garner). After a sea battle with a giant denizen of the deep, the explorers locate the submerged civilization. Milo falls in love with Princess Kida (Cree Summer), the daughter of Atlantis' aged ruler (Leonard Nimoy), and must choose sides when it's revealed that some of his fellow expedition members intend to steal a mystical energy source from their hosts. Claudia Christian, Mark Hamill, David Ogden Stiers, Don Novello, and the late Jim Varney co-star. Although considered a shoo-in for a nomination in the debut year of the new Oscar category of Best Animated Feature, Atlantis: The Lost Empire faced stiff competition from other non-live-action entertainment in the summer of 2001, including Shrek, Final Fantasy, and Monsters Inc.. -- Karl Williams

Moods : Other Dimensions
Themes : Fathers and Sons | Heroic Mission | Lost Worlds
Keywords : Atlantis, lost-civilization, museum, ruler, search, grandfather
Adventure, Children's/Family, Science Fiction, Sea Adventure, Fantasy Adventure 
Michael J. Fox ... Milo James Thatch
James Garner ... Commander Lyle T. Rourke
Cree Summer ... Princess Kidagakash "Kida"
Leonard Nimoy ... Kashekim Nedakh "King of Atlantis"
Don Novello ... Vincenzo "Vinny" Santorini
Claudia Christian ... Helga Sinclair
Jacqueline Obradors ... Audrey Ramirez
John Mahoney ... Preston B. Whitmore
Corey Burton ... Gaetan "Mole" Moliere
David Ogden Stiers ... Fenton Q. Harcourt
Jim Varney ... Jebidiah Allardyce "Cookie" Farnsworth
Florence Stanley ... Wilhelmina Bertha Packard
Phil Morris ... Dr. Joshua Sweet
982 2/4
Atomic Blonde 
AMG SYNOPSIS: In this spy thriller set in 1989 Berlin, MI6 agent Lorraine Broughton (Charlize Theron) must obtain a stolen list of Western spies while the city around her descends into chaos and revolution. Working with local station chief David Percival (James McAvoy), her pursuit leads her to uncover a much larger conspiracy. Toby Jones, John Goodman, Sofia Boutella, and Eddie Marsan co-star. Directed by David Leitch, Atomic Blonde is based on the graphic novel The Coldest City by Antony Johnston and Sam Hart. --

Moods : Adrenaline Rush
Themes : Behind the Iron Curtain | Conspiracies | Lone Wolves | Race Against Time | Traitorous Spies/Double Agents
Keywords : bloodshed, CIA (Central-Intelligence-Agency), Cold-War, double-agent, spy, violence
Attributes : High Production Values
Action, Thriller, Action Thriller, Paranoid Thriller, Unglamorized Spy Film 
Charlize Theron ... Lorraine Broughton
James McAvoy ... David Percival
John Goodman ... CIA Agent
Sofia Boutella ... Delphine
Til Schweiger ... Watchmaker
Eddie Marsan ... Spyglass
Toby Jones ... Gray
Bill Skarsgård ... Merkel
James Faulkner ... C
Barbara Sukowa ... Coroner
Attila Arpa ... East German Guard #1
Declan Hannigan ... Driver
Greg Rementer ... Spotter
Daniel Bernhardt ... Soldier
65 2/4
Austin Powers in Goldmember 
AMG SYNOPSIS: Mike Myers' phenomenally successful spy spoof gains a few more characters, a slew of celebrity cameos, and even more free-associative laughs in this third installment of the popular franchise. Austin Powers in Goldmember continues the exploits of the swinging-'60s leftover, who, as the film opens, is busy critiquing a big-budget Hollywood production of his life story, replete with a 20-million-dollar star in the lead role and a slew of John Woo-style action scenes. But not far from the soundstage lurks arch nemesis Dr. Evil (Myers), who has opened up a talent agency representing some of the industry's biggest stars -- all the while channeling their profits into a diabolical world-destruction plan with the unfortunate code name Preparation H. Dr. Evil presents a distraction to Austin by kidnapping his similarly swingin' father, Nigel Powers, and transporting him back in time to 1975. Travelling there to save his father -- and in turn win back his dad's sometimes-errant affection -- Austin comes across the alluring superspy Foxxy Cleopatra (Beyonce Knowles). The three of them travel back to the present day, where they join forces to battle Dr. Evil and his posse of nefarious evil-doers, including the trusty clone Mini-Me (Verne Troyer); his snotty son, Scott (Seth Green); the inimitable Fat Bastard (Myers); and the eponymous new addition to the fold: the epidermis-obsessed, precious-metal-fortified Dutchman called Goldmember (Myers). -- Michael Hastings

Moods : Gutbusters
Themes : Fathers and Sons | Heroic Mission | Time Travel | End of the World
Keywords : spy, time-machine, time-travel, world-destruction, swinging-single, family-secrets
Comedy, Absurd Comedy, Parody/Spoof, Spy Comedy 
Mike Myers ... Austin Powers, Dr. Evil, Fat Bastard, Goldmember
Beyoncé Knowles ... Foxxy Cleopatra
Seth Green ... Scott Evil
Robert Wagner ... Number Two
Michael York ... Basil Expedition
Mindy Sterling ... Frau Farbissina
Verne Troyer ... Mini-Me
Michael Caine ... Nigel Powers
Tom Cruise ... Austin Powers (in Movie)
Katie Couric ... Prison Guard
Danny DeVito ... Mini-Me (in Movie)
Quincy Jones ... Himself
Gwyneth Paltrow ... Dixie Normous
Fred Savage ... Number Three
Britney Spears ... Herself
Kevin Spacey ... Dr. Evil (in Movie)
Clint Howard ... Johnson Ritter
Carrie Ann Inaba ... Fook Yu
Josh Zuckerman ... Young Dr. Evil
Aaron Himelstein ... Young Austin Powers
Diane Mizota ... Fook Mi
John Travolta ... Goldmember (in Movie)
66 2/4
Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me 
AMG SYNOPSIS: Austin Powers -- fashion photographer, denizen of Swingin' London, international espionage agent, and bane of dental hygienists everywhere -- returns in his second screen adventure. Powers (once again played by Mike Myers), a 1960s superspy stranded in the 1990s, discovers that his nemesis, criminal genius Dr. Evil (also Mike Myers), has somehow stolen his "mojo" (the secret to his otherwise inexplicable sex appeal) and traveled back in time to the 1960s as part of his latest fiendish scheme. Powers must also travel back in time to retrieve it, but if Austin doesn't quite fit into 1998, he's been there just long enough not to fit in in 1968 anymore, either. Powers also discovers that Dr. Evil has new allies this time: Mini-Me (Verne Troyer), a clone of Dr. Evil one-eighth his size but just as nasty; Fat Bastard (Myers yet again), whose name describes him just fine; and vixenish assassin Robin Swallows (Gia Carides). Powers' lack of mojo also proves troublesome when he's paired with his new partner, saucy CIA operative Felicity Shagwell (Heather Graham). Other characters returning from the first film include Elizabeth Hurley as Vanessa Kensington, Robert Wagner as Number Two, Michael York as Basil Exposition, Seth Green as Scott Evil, and Mindy Sterling as Frau Farbissina. Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me also includes cameo appearances from Tim Robbins, Jerry Springer, Woody Harrelson, and Burt Bacharach with his current songwriting partner, Elvis Costello. -- Mark Deming

Moods : Gutbusters
Themes : Culture Clash | Time Travel | Heroic Mission
Keywords : CIA (Central-Intelligence-Agency), clone, evil, nemesis, partner, photography, spy, stranded
Comedy, Parody/Spoof, Spy Comedy, Absurd Comedy 
Mike Myers ... Austin Powers, Dr. Evil, Fat Bastard
Heather Graham ... Felicity Shagwell
Michael York ... Basil Exposition
Robert Wagner ... Number Two
Rob Lowe ... Young Number Two
Seth Green ... Scott Evil
Mindy Sterling ... Frau Farbissina
Verne Troyer ... Mini-Me
Elizabeth Hurley ... Vanessa Kensington
Kristen Johnston ... Ivana Humpalot
Gia Carides ... Robin Swallows
Burt Bacharach ... Himself
Elvis Costello ... Himself
Will Ferrell ... Mustafa
Woody Harrelson ... Himself
Charles Napier ... General Hawk
Willie Nelson ... Himself
Tim Robbins ... President of the United States
Rebecca Romijn ... Herself
Jerry Springer ... Himself
Fred Willard ... Mission Commander
Muse Watson ... The Klansman
Clint Howard ... Johnson Ritter
67 3/4
AMG SYNOPSIS: Set against the scenic backdrop of pre-World War II Australia, Baz Luhrmann's romantic period adventure stars Nicole Kidman as an English aristocrat who inherits a sprawling ranch, and Hugh Jackman as the rough-and-tumble cattle driver who helps protect her property from greedy English cattle barons. As the pair attempt to herd 2,000 head of cattle hundreds of miles across the treacherous Australian outback, they are stunned to bear witness to the bombing of Darwin by Japanese forces -- who just a few months prior launched a devastating attack on Pearl Harbor. -- Jason Buchanan

Moods : For Love of Country
Themes : Class Differences | Haunted By the Past | Life on the Homefront | Ranchers
Keywords : Australia, English [nationality], cattlemen, ranch
Adventure, Epic, Period Film, Romantic Epic 
Nicole Kidman ... Lady Sarah Ashley
Hugh Jackman ... Drover
David Wenham ... Neil Fletcher
Bryan Brown ... King Carney
Jack Thompson ... Kipling Flynn
David Gulpilil ... King George
Brandon Walters ... Nullah
David Ngoombujarra ... Magarri
Ben Mendelsohn ... Captain Dutton
Barry Otto ... Administrator Allsop
Kerry Walker ... Myrtle Allsop
Sandy Gore ... Gloria Carney
Ursula Yovich ... Daisy
Lillian Crombie ... Bandy Legs
Jacek Koman ... Ivan
Tony Barry ... Sergeant Callahan
Max Cullen ... Old Drunk
Eddie Baroo ... Bull
68 3/4
AMG SYNOPSIS: A paraplegic ex-marine finds a new life on the distant planet of Pandora, only to find himself battling humankind alongside the planet's indigenous Na'vi race in this ambitious digital 3D sci-fi epic from Academy Award-winning Titanic director James Cameron. The film, which marks Cameron's first dramatic feature since 1997's Titanic, follows Jake Sully (Sam Worthington), a war veteran who gets called to the depths of space to pick up the job of his slain twin brother for the scientific arm of a megacorporation looking to mine the planet of Pandora for a valued ore. Unfortunately the biggest deposit of the prized substance lies underneath the home of the Na'vi, a ten-foot-tall, blue-skinned native tribe who have been at war with the security arm of the company, lead by Col. Miles Quaritch (Stephen Lang). Because of the planet's hostile atmosphere, humans have genetically grown half-alien/half-human bodies which they can jack their consciousnesses into and explore the world in. Since Jake's brother already had an incredibly expensive Avatar grown for him, he's able to connect with it using the same DNA code and experience first-hand the joys of Pandora while giving the scientific team, led by Grace Augustine (Sigourney Weaver) and Norm Spellman (Joel David Moore), some well-needed protection against the planet's more hostile forces.
On a chance meeting after getting separated from his team, Jake's Avatar is rescued by Neytiri (Zoe Saldana), a Na'vi princess, who brings him into her tribe in order to give the humans a second chance at relating to this new environment. When word gets out of his increasing time with the alien species, Quaritch enlists Jake to do some reconnaissance for the company, as they'd like to persuade the tribe to move their home before taking more drastic measures to harness the treasure hidden below. Yet as Jake becomes one with the tribe and begins to understand the secrets of Pandora, his conscience is torn between his new adopted world and the wheelchair-bound one awaiting him when the psychic connection to his Avatar is broken. Soon battle lines are drawn and Jake needs to decide which side he will fight on when the time comes. The film was shot on the proprietary FUSION digital 3D cameras developed by Cameron in collaboration with Vince Pace, and offers a groundbreaking mix of live-action dramatic performances and computer-generated effects. The revolutionary motion-capture system created for the film allows the facial expressions of actors to be captured as a virtual camera system enables them to see what their computer-generated counterparts will be seeing in the film, and Peter Jackson's Oscar-winning Weta Digital visual-effects house supervises Avatar's complex special effects. -- Jeremy Wheeler

Moods : Eyepoppers | Other Dimensions
Themes : Chosen One | Crisis of Conscience | Heroic Mission | Space Wars | Switching Sides
Keywords : experiment, cross-cultural-relations, genetic-engineering, indigenous-peoples, invasion, native-uprising, twins
Attributes : High Budget, High Production Values
Science Fiction, Sci-Fi Action 
Sam Worthington ... Jake Sully
Zoe Saldana ... Neytiri
Sigourney Weaver ... Grace
Stephen Lang ... Col. Miles Quaritch
Michelle Rodriguez ... Trudy Chacon
Giovanni Ribisi ... Parker Selfridge
CCH Pounder ... Moat
Wes Studi ... Eytukan
Laz Alonso ... Tsu'tey
Dileep Rao ... Dr. Max Patel
Matt Gerald ... Corporal Lyle Wainfleet
Jason Whyte ... Cryo Vault Med Tech
Scott Lawrence ... Venture Star Crew Chief
Kelly Kilgour ... Lock Up Trooper
James Pitt ... Shuttle Pilot
Sean Patrick Murphy ... Shuttle Co-Pilot
Peter Dillon ... Shuttle Crew Chief
Kevin Dorman ... Tractor Operator
Kelson Henderson ... Dragon Gunship Pilot
David Van Horn ... Dragon Gunship Gunner
Jacob Tomuri ... Dragon Gunship Navigator
Michael Blain-Rozgay ... Suit #1
Jon Curry ... Suit #2
Peter Mensah ... Horse Clan Leader
Julene Renee ... Ambient Room Tech
Luke Hawker ... Ambient Room Tech
Sonia Yee ... Link Room Tech
Jahnel Curfman ... Basketball Avatar
Ilram Choi ... Basketball Avatar
Kyla Warren ... Na'vi Child
69 4/4
The Avengers 
AMG SYNOPSIS: Marvel Studios delivers the ultimate comic-book film, which ties together such characters as Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.), Captain America (Chris Evans), The Hulk (Mark Ruffalo), and Thor (Chris Hemsworth) for a big-screen franchise team-up like no other. Taking center stage this time is Nick Fury (played once again by the note-perfect Samuel L. Jackson), leader of the peacekeeping agency known as S.H.I.E.L.D. Fury, along with former Russian spy Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson), recruits a super team to combat Thor's ever-deceptive brother Loki (Tom Hiddleston) after he brainwashes ace archer Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner) while stealing a cosmic cube from an underground base. Thus the heroes must learn to work together alongside outlaw scientist Bruce Banner (Ruffalo), who can track down the artifact's gamma signals when he's not hulking out into a giant green monster. Show runner Joss Whedon (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Firefly) adapted and helmed the script by Zak Penn. -- Jeremy Wheeler

Moods : Adrenaline Rush
Themes : Evil Aliens | Heroic Mission | Priceless Artifacts and Prized Objects
Keywords : aircraft-carrier, billionaire, soldier, Superhero, team
Action, Superhero Film, Alien Film, Sci-Fi Adventure 
Chris Evans ... Steve Rogers/Captain America
Mark Ruffalo ... Bruce Banner/The Hulk
Chris Hemsworth ... Thor
Scarlett Johansson ... Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow
Jeremy Renner ... Clint Barton/Hawkeye
Tom Hiddleston ... Loki
Clark Gregg ... Agent Phil Coulson
Cobie Smulders ... Agent Maria Hill
Stellan Skarsgård ... Selvig
Samuel L. Jackson ... Nick Fury
Gwyneth Paltrow ... Pepper Potts
Paul Bettany ... Jarvis
Alexis Denisof ... The Other
Tina Benko ... NASA Scientist
Jerzy Skolimowski ... Georgi Luchkov
Kirill Nikiforov ... Weaselly Thug
Jeff Wolfe ... Tall Thug
M'Laah Singh ... Young Girl
Rashmi Rustagi ... Calcutta Woman
Powers Boothe ... World Security Council Member
Jenny Agutter ... World Security Council Member
Arthur Darbinyan ... World Security Council Member
Donald Li ... World Security Council Member
Warren Kole ... Carrier BridgeTech
Alicia Sixtos ... Carrier BridgeTech
Maximiliano Hernandez ... Agent Jasper Sitwell
Dieter Riesle ... Gala Scientist
Kenneth Tigar ... German Old Man
Harry Dean Stanton ... Security Guard
Josh Cowdery ... Maintenance Guy
Ashley Johnson ... Waitress
Katsumi Komatsu ... Member of Japanese Family
Yumiko Komatsu ... Member of Japanese Family
Momoko Komatsu ... Member of Japanese Family
Robert Clohessy ... Police Sergeant
Enver Gjokaj ... Young Cop
Fernanda Toker ... Office Woman
Andrea Vecchio ... News Reporter
Robin Swoboda ... News Reporter
Brent McGee ... Faceless Pilot
Jamie McShane ... Celebration Montage Interviewee
Michael Zhang ... Celebration Montage Interviewee
William Christopher Stevens ... Celebration Montage Interviewee
Kelley Robins Hicks ... Celebration Montage Interviewee
Romy Rosemont ... Shawna Lynde
James Eckhouse ... Senator Boynton
Damion Poitier ... Man #1
70 3/4
Avengers: Age of Ultron 
AMG SYNOPSIS: This sequel to the smash-hit comic-book epic The Avengers finds the iconic superhero team dealing with a threat of their own making: a sentient robot called Ultron (voice of James Spader), who was originally designed as part of a peacekeeping program. Since the events of the last film, Captain America (Chris Evans), Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.), the Hulk (Mark Ruffalo), Thor (Chris Hemsworth), Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner), and Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) have been working to take down various cells of a secret society of villains known as HYDRA. Their zeal to make the world a better, safer place inspires Tony Stark, genius billionaire and alter ego of Iron Man, to create Ultron in order to respond to additional threats that the Avengers aren't able to handle. Ultron, unfortunately, takes this directive way too seriously -- he believes that world peace can only be achieved by exterminating humanity, and he'll stop at nothing to accomplish this goal. The battle between the Avengers and Ultron is further complicated by the appearance of superpowered siblings Quicksilver (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) and Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen), who ally themselves with the homicidal android. Samuel L. Jackson and Cobie Smulders co-star as, respectively, S.H.I.E.L.D. operatives Nick Fury and Maria Hill. Joss Whedon, writer and director of the previous Avengers movie, returns in both capacities here. -- Jack Rodgers

Moods : Adrenaline Rush
Themes : Heroic Mission
Keywords : aircraft-carrier, billionaire, soldier, Superhero, team
Action, Superhero Film, Alien Film, Sci-Fi Adventure 
Chris Evans ... Steve Rogers/Captain America
Mark Ruffalo ... Bruce Banner/The Hulk
Chris Hemsworth ... Thor
Scarlett Johansson ... Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow
Jeremy Renner ... Clint Barton/Hawkeye
Samuel L. Jackson ... Nick Fury
James Spader ... Ultron
Elizabeth Olsen ... Scarlet Witch
Aaron Taylor-Johnson ... Quicksilver
Thomas Kretschmann ... Baron Wolfgang von Strucker
Paul Bettany ... The Vision
Don Cheadle ... Colonel James Rhodes/War Machine
Cobie Smulders ... Maria Hill
Stellan Skarsgård ... Erik Selvig
Anthony Mackie ... Sam Wilson/The Falcon
Hayley Atwell ... Peggy Carter
Idris Elba ... Heimdall
Claudia Kim ... Dr. Helen Cho
Andy Serkis ... Ulysses Klaue
Julie Delpy ... Madame B
Henry Goodman ... Dr. List
Chris Luca ... Fortress Soldier
Brian Schaeffer ... Strucker Mercenary
Dominique Provost-Chalkley ... Zrinka
Isaac Andrews ... Costel
Gareth Kieran Jones ... Sokovian Acid Student
Chan Woo Lim ... Dr. Cho's Assistant
Minhee Yeo ... Dr. Cho's Assistant
Bentley Kalu ... Klaue's Mercenary
Julian Bleach ... Ballet Instructor
Chris Beasley ... Johannesburg Cop
Vuyo Dabula ... Johannesburg Cop
Nondumiso Tembe ... Johannesburg Driver
Kabelo Thai ... Johannesburg Onlooker
Lele Ledwaba ... Johannesburg Onlooker
Mandla Gaduka ... Johannesburg Onlooker
Harriet Manamela ... Johannesburg Onlooker
Antony Acheampong ... Johannesburg Elevator Passenger
Chioma Anyanwu ... Johannesburg Elevator Passenger
Ingvild Deila ... World Hub Tech
Sunny Yeo ... Korean Train Passenger
Namju Go ... Korean TrainPassenger
Mina Kwon ... Korean Train Passenger
Verity Hewlett ... Sokovian Family
Michael Matovski ... Sokovian Family
Alma Noce ... Sokovian Family
Riccardo Richetta ... Sokovian Family
Constanza Ruff ... Sokovian Woman
Julia Krynke ... Sokovian Driver
Ian Kay ... Sokovian SUV Passenger
Barry Aird ... Sokovian Police Captain
1107 2/4
Avengers: Infinity War 
AMG SYNOPSIS: Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.), Spider Man (Tom Holland), Thor (Chris Hemsworth) and all the other Avengers unite to assemble their power in order to fight the necessary battle against their biggest collective enemy, Thanos (Josh Brolin), before he can wreak his havoc across the entire world. Scarlett Johansson, Benedict Cumberbatch, Vin Diesel, Chris Evans, Karen Gillan, Zoe Saldana, and Dave Bautista also star. Directed by Anthony Russo and Joe Russo. --

Moods : Adrenaline Rush
Themes : Heroic Mission | Mutants
Keywords : adventure, comic-strip, fantasy, space, Superhero, villain
Attributes : High Budget
Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Fantasy Adventure, Superhero Film 
Robert Downey, Jr. ... Tony Stark / Iron Man
Chris Hemsworth ... Thor
Mark Ruffalo ... Bruce Banner / Hulk
Chris Evans ... Steve Rogers / Captain America
Scarlett Johansson ... Natasha Romanoff / Black Widow
Benedict Cumberbatch ... Dr. Stephen Strange
Don Cheadle ... James Rhodes / War Machine
Chadwick Boseman ... T'Challa / Black Panther
Paul Bettany ... Vision
Elizabeth Olsen ... Wanda Maximoff / Scarlet Witch
Zoe Saldana ... Gamora
Dave Bautista ... Drax
Karen Gillan ... Nebula
Tom Holland ... Peter Parker/Spider-Man
Tom Hiddleston ... Loki
Anthony Mackie ... Sam Wilson/Falcon
Sebastian Stan ... Bucky Barnes/White Wolf
Benedict Wong ... Wong
Idris Elba ... Heimdall
Danai Gurira ... Okoye
Vin Diesel ... Groot
Bradley Cooper ... Rocket
Gwyneth Paltrow ... Pepper Potts
Benicio Del Toro ... The Collector
Josh Brolin ... Thanos
Chris Pratt ... Peter Quill/Star-Lord
William Hurt ... Secretary of State Thaddeus Ross
Linda Cardellini ... Laura Barton
Pom Klementieff ... Mantis
Jeremy Renner ... Clint Barton/Hawkeye
Paul Rudd ... Scott Lang/Ant-Man
Kerry Condon ... Friday
Jon Favreau ... Happy Hogan
Peter Dinklage
Angela Bassett ... Ramonda
Michael Douglas ... Dr. Hank Pym
Carrie Coon ... Proxima Midnight
Sean Gunn ... Rocket Raccoon
Jacob Batalon ... Ned
Callan Mulvey ... Jack Rollins
Terry Notary ... Cull Obsidian/Teen Groot
Tom Vaughan-Lawlor ... Ebony Maw
Tiffany Espensen ... Cindy
Ethan Dizon ... Tiny
Blair Jasin ... Street Pedestrian #1
935 3/4
The Babadook 
AMG SYNOPSIS: Amelia (Essie Davis), the heroine of Jennifer Kent's horror movie The Babadook, is an Australian single mother haunted by memories of her late husband's tragic death. He was in the midst of taking his very pregnant wife to the delivery room when the couple had a devastating car wreck. Mother and baby were saved; dad perished. That was six years ago. Now, as the story opens, Amelia is raising her young son Samuel (Noah Wiseman), a sweet-natured but very precocious and troubled little boy. On a nightly basis, Samuel grows convinced that monsters lurk beneath his bed, and he has even constructed homemade weapons, such as a miniature wooden catapult and crossbow, to fend off the invading enemies. His eccentric behavior alienates his schoolteachers, who insist on removing him from a group setting in the classroom in favor of a special-needs situation with a one-on-one tutor. Meanwhile, Samuel's conduct stresses Amelia to the breaking point. The situation at home grows much more bizarre when Samuel asks his mom to read to him, and produces a strange children's storybook from his bedroom shelf. Entitled "The Babadook," it's an eerie pop-up book with charcoal illustrations of a demonic figure that announces itself by knocking at the door of a house six times ("Ba-ba-ba-DOOK-DOOK-DOOK"), and then devours all who reside within. Neither Amelia nor Samuel have ever seen this volume before, nor do they know how it turned up in their home. Stranger still, it lacks an author and publishing information. The book instantly has Samuel in tears, and Amelia plans to dispose of it, but that same night, six knocks sound on the door and rattle the house... --

Moods : Nail-biters
Themes : Death of a Parent | Demonic Possession | Fathers and Sons | Haunted By the Past | Mothers and Sons | Single Parents
Keywords : child, demon, ghost, mother
Horror, Creature Film, Gothic Film, Supernatural Horror 
Essie Davis ... Amelia
Barbara West ... Mrs. Roach
Daniel Henshall ... Robbie
Hayley McElhinney ... Claire
Tim Purcell ... The Babadook
Tiffany Lyndall-Knight ... Supermarket Mom
Cathy Adamek ... Prue
Peta Shannon ... Eastern Suburbs Mom 2
Benjamin Winspear ... Oskar
Michael Gilmour ... Young Policeman 1
Adam Morgan ... Police Sergeant
John Maurice ... Car Guy
Terence Crawford ... Doctor
Carmel Johnson ... Teacher
Michelle Nightingale ... Eastern Suburbs Mom 3
Chloe Hurn ... Ruby
Lotte Crawford ... Kissing Woman
Stephen Sheehan ... Magician
Lucy Hong ... Supermarket Little Girl
Tony Mack ... Principal
Sophie Riggs ... Checkout Chick
Craig McArdle ... Young Policeman 2
Sophie Allan ... Fast Food Kid 5
Bridget Walters ... Norma
Isla Zorkovic ... Fast Food Kid 2
Ethan Grabis ... Fast Food Kid 4
Jacqy Phillips ... Beverly
1224 2/4
Baby Boy 
AMG SYNOPSIS: Ten years later, writer and director John Singleton returns to the South Central Los Angeles neighborhoods of his debut film Boyz 'N the Hood (1991). Tyrese Gibson stars as Jody, a jobless 20-year-old African-American man who has fathered two children by two different women, Yvette (Taraji P. Henson) and Peanut (Tamara LaSeon Bass), although he still lives with his 36-year-old mother Juanita (Adrienne-Joi Johnson). As Jody grapples with the increasing pressures of adult responsibility, he also contends with his troubled best friend Sweetpea (Omar Gooding) and new adversary Rodney (Snoop Doggy Dogg). Then there's his mother's live-in boyfriend Marvin (Ving Rhames), a reformed gangsta who agrees with Juanita that her son should grow up, move out, and move on. -- Karl Williams

Moods : Only Human
Themes : Inner City Blues | Going Straight | Haunted By the Past | Mothers and Sons | Faltering Friendships | Street Gangs
Keywords : African-American, inner-city, urban-problems, irresponsibility, unwed-parenthood, violence, gangster, mother
Drama, Coming-of-Age, Urban Drama 
Tyrese Gibson ... Jody
Omar Gooding ... Sweetpea
Taraji P. Henson ... Yvette
Snoop Dogg ... Rodney
Tamara LaSeon Bass ... Peanut
Ving Rhames ... Melvin
Mo'Nique ... Patrice
Angell Conwell ... Kim
928 3/4
Baby Driver 
AMG SYNOPSIS: Visionary director Edgar Wright (Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World) returns with possibly his most audacious film to date: Baby Driver, a mix of car-chase action flick and jukebox musical. The movie's protagonist is a fresh-faced getaway driver who goes by the name of Baby (Ansel Elgort); he works for a crew of bank robbers in Atlanta, and listens to music all the time (including during robberies) to drown out the severe tinnitus he developed from a childhood accident. Baby's solitary life changes after he falls in love with a waitress named Debora (Lily James), but when he tries to escape from the criminal underworld and start over, he finds that getting out is easier said than done. Kevin Spacey, Jon Hamm, Jamie Foxx, Eiza González, and Jon Bernthal co-star. Features music from the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, the Beach Boys, Dave Brubeck, T. Rex, Beck, Blur, Barry White, Queen, Sky Ferreira, Simon & Garfunkel, Danger Mouse, Run the Jewels, and many more. --

Moods : Adrenaline Rush
Themes : One Last Heist | Rogue Cops
Keywords : bank-robbery, car-chase, crime, getaway-car, robbery
Action, Action Thriller, Chase Movie, Crime Drama, Crime Thriller 
Ansel Elgort ... Baby
Kevin Spacey ... Doc
Lily James ... Debora
Jon Bernthal ... Griff
Jon Hamm ... Buddy
Jamie Foxx ... Bats
Sky Ferreira ... Baby's Mom
Lanny Joon ... JD
Flea ... Eddie
Clay Donahue Fontenot ... Marine
Patrick Walker ... Frat Boy #1
Ben VanderMey ... Frat Boy #2
Big Boi ... Restaurant Patron #1
Killer Mike ... Restaurant Patron #2
Brogan Hall ... Samm
Andy McDermott ... Freeze Cop
Keith Hudson ... Diner Cop
Jonathan Spencer ... Prison Guard
Walter Hill ... Courtroom Interpreter
Wilbur Fitzgerald ... Judge
1103 1/4
Back Roads 
AMG SYNOPSIS: For his follow-up to 1979's Academy Award-winning Norma Rae, director Martin Ritt re-teams with that film's star, Sally Field, for this gritty romantic road comedy. Reportedly Ritt's homage to Frank Capra's films of the 1930s, Back Roads stars Field as Amy Post, a no-nonsense prostitute in the deep South struggling with the fact that she gave up her only child for adoption. When Amy first encounters the recently unemployed Elmore Pratt (Tommy Lee Jones), she is anything but fond of the drifter. But after taking to the road together with dreams of California, the two societal misfits find themselves falling for each other. Ritt and Field would team together once again four years later in another romantic comedy set in the South, Murphy's Romance. --

Moods : In the Mood for Love
Themes : Prostitutes | Wanderlust | Opposites Attract | Boxers
Keywords : prostitute/prostitution, drifter, romance, on-the-road, life-changes, love, arguing, boxing, conflict
Comedy Drama, Road Movie, Romantic Drama 
Sally Field ... Amy Post
Tommy Lee Jones ... Elmore Pratt
David Keith ... Mason
Miriam Colon ... Angel
Michael Vincente Gazzo ... Tazio
Dan Shor ... Spivey
M. Emmet Walsh ... Arthur
Barbara Babcock ... Rickey's Mom
Nell Carter ... Waitress
Alex Colon ... Enrique
Lee de Broux ... Red
Ralph Seymour ... Gosler
Royce D. Applegate ... Father
Bruce M. Fischer ... Ezra
John Dennis Johnston ... Gilly
Don "Red" Barry ... Pete
Eric Laneuville ... Pinball Wizard
Brian Frishman ... Bleitz
Henry Slate ... Grover
Tony Ganios ... Bartini
Lee Mc Laughlin ... Deputy
Jim Bailey ... Billy
Fred Baldwin ... Gordy
Bill Holliday ... Isaac
Richard Boyle ... Ernest
David Powladge ... Fight Announcer
Eliott Keener ... Willis
David Dahlgren ... Mel
John M. Jackson ... Merle
John Wilmot ... Ed
Woody Watson ... Larry
Billy Jayne ... The Boy Thief
71 4/4
Back to the Future 
AMG SYNOPSIS: High schooler Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox) doesn't have the most pleasant of lives. Browbeaten by his principal at school, Marty must also endure the acrimonious relationship between his nerdy father (Crispin Glover) and his lovely mother (Lea Thompson), who in turn suffer the bullying of middle-aged jerk Biff (Thomas F. Wilson), Marty's dad's supervisor. The one balm in Marty's life is his friendship with eccentric scientist Doc (Christopher Lloyd), who at present is working on a time machine. Accidentally zapped back into the 1950s, Marty inadvertently interferes with the budding romance of his now-teenaged parents. Our hero must now reunite his parents-to-be, lest he cease to exist in the 1980s. It won't be easy, especially with the loutish Biff, now also a teenager, complicating matters. Beyond its dazzling special effects, the best element of Back to the Future is the performance of Michael J. Fox, who finds himself in the quagmire of surviving the white-bread 1950s with a hip 1980s mindset. Back to the Future cemented the box-office bankability of both Fox and the film's director, Robert Zemeckis, who went on to helm two equally exhilarating sequels. -- Hal Erickson

Moods : Fantastic Reality
Themes : Time Travel | Race Against Time | Finding a Way Back Home | Fish Out of Water | Inventors
Keywords : time-machine, time-travel, past, family, scientist, teenagers, bully, love-choices, father, romance, self-confidence
Attributes : High Artistic Quality, High Historical Importance
Science Fiction, Sci-Fi Comedy, Sci-Fi Adventure, Americana 
Michael J. Fox ... Marty McFly
Christopher Lloyd ... Dr. Emmett Brown
Crispin Glover ... George McFly
Lea Thompson ... Lorraine Baines
Thomas F. Wilson ... Biff Tannen
James Tolkan ... Mr. Strickland
Claudia Wells ... Jennifer Parker
Wendie Jo Sperber ... Linda McFly
Marc McClure ... Dave McFly
George DiCenzo ... Sam Baines
J.J. Cohen ... Skinhead
Casey Siemaszko ... 3-D
Billy Zane ... Match
Donald Fullilove ... Goldie Wilson
Lisa Freeman ... Babs
Cristen Kauffman ... Betty
Elsa Raven ... Clocktower Lady
Will Hare ... Pa Peabody
Ivy Bethune ... Ma Peabody
Jason Marin ... Sherman Peabody
Katherine Britton ... Peabody Daughter
Jason Hervey ... Milton Baines
Maia Brewton ... Sally Baines
Courtney Gains ... Dixon
Jeff O'Haco ... Terrorist Van Driver
Johnny Green ... 1st Scooter Kid
Jamie Abbott ... 2nd Scooter Kid
Norman Alden ... Lou
Read Morgan ... Cop
Sachi Parker ... 1st Bystander
Robert Krantz ... 2nd Bystander
Gary Riley ... Guy
Karen Petrasek ... Girl
George "Buck" Flower ... Bum
Tommy Thomas ... Starlighter
David Harold Brown ... Starlighter
Lloyd L. Tolbert ... Starlighter
Paul Hansen ... Pinhead
Lee Brownfield ... Pinhead
Deborah Harmon ... Newscaster (uncredited)
Elizabeth Chambers
956 3/4
Bad Day at Black Rock 
AMG SYNOPSIS: This powerfully tense, fast-paced suspense drama also yields a grim social message about racial prejudice. Spencer Tracy is John J. MacReedy, a one-armed stranger who comes to the tiny town of Black Rock one hot summer day in 1945, the first time the train has stopped there in years. He looks for both a hotel room and a local Japanese farmer named Komoko, but his inquiries are greeted at first with open hostility, then with blunt threats and harassment, and finally with escalating violence. MacReedy soon realizes that he will not be allowed to leave Black Rock; town boss Reno Smith (Robert Ryan), who had Komoko killed because of his hatred of the Japanese, has also marked MacReedy for death. MacReedy must battle town thugs, a treacherous local woman (Anne Francis), and finally Smith himself to stay alive. The entire cast is flawless, especially Ernest Borgnine and Lee Marvin as the mean-spirited town bullies, and the relentlessly paced action never eclipses the film's sobering themes. --

Moods : Nail-biters | Tough Guys
Themes : Small-Town Life | Vigilantes | Missing Persons | Mysterious Strangers
Keywords : small-town, bigotry, outsider, stranger, showdown, townspeople, xenophobia, Japanese [nationality]
Attributes : High Artistic Quality
Thriller, Mystery, Psychological Thriller, Modern Western 
Spencer Tracy ... John J. Macreedy
Robert Ryan ... Reno Smith
Anne Francis ... Liz Wirth
Dean Jagger ... Tim Horn
Walter Brennan ... Doc Velie
Ernest Borgnine ... Coley Trimble
John Ericson ... Pete Wirth
Lee Marvin ... Hector David
Russell Collins ... Mr. Hastings
Walter Sande ... Sam
841 1/4
Bad Moms 
AMG SYNOPSIS: Three overstressed, overworked mothers (Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell, and Kathryn Hahn) decide to blow off their responsibilities and have some fun, but their wild ways cause them to clash with a rival mommy (Christina Applegate) who's dedicated to preserving the facade of her perfect life. Jada Pinkett Smith co-stars. Written and directed by Jon Lucas and Scott Moore. -- Jack Rodgers

Themes : Arrested Adolescence | Battle of the Sexes | Mothers and Daughters | Mothers and Sons | Parenthood | Party Film | Suburban Dysfunction | Women's Friendship
Keywords : chaos, marital-problems, mid-life-crisis, mother, party-girl, rival
Comedy, Absurd Comedy, Domestic Comedy 
Mila Kunis ... Amy Mitchell
Kristen Bell ... Kiki
Kathryn Hahn ... Carla Dunkler
Jay Hernandez ... Jessie Harkness
Annie Mumolo ... Vicki Latrobe
Jada Pinkett Smith ... Stacy
Christina Applegate ... Gwendolyn James
Emjay Anthony ... Dylan Mitchell
Oona Laurence ... Jane Mitchell
David Walton ... Mike Mitchell
Clark Duke ... Dale Kipler
Wendell Pierce ... Principal Burr
Leah McKendrick ... Sharon
Megan Ferguson ... Tessa
Lyle Brocato ... Kent
Wanda Sykes ... Dr. Karl
Ann Mahoney ... Mousey Mom
Samantha Beaulieu ... Tiger Mom
Jackie Tuttle ... Mom Janet
Adria Tennor ... Conservative Mom
Kelly Lind ... Audrey
Lena Clark ... Departing Mom
Donna Duplantier ... Vera
Lindsey Garrett ... Intense Mom
Angela Larson ... Guilty Mom
Christina DeRosa ... Heather
Shauna Rappold ... Business Mom
Lara Grice ... Tired Mom
Carrie Lazar ... Strange Mother
Yan Feldman ... Bartender
Jaylen Moore ... Steve
David Simpson ... Monotone Hipster
Turner Crumbley ... Jeff
Billy Slaughter ... Veterinarian
Jay Jablonski ... Man in Suit
Dickson Obahor ... Moviegoer
Lajessie Smith ... Kid Playing Abe
Eugenia Kuzmina ... Alina
Mary Margaret McCloud ... Christina
Colin Egglesfield ... Astronaut
Nancy Priddy ... Christine Applegate's Mom
1033 1/4
Bad Santa 2 
AMG SYNOPSIS: In this sequel to the 2003 cult hit Bad Santa, professional thief and Santa impersonator Willie Soke (Billy Bob Thornton) teams up with his dwarf sidekick (Tony Cox) and hell-raising mother (Kathy Bates) for his latest heist: robbing a Chicago charity during Christmas Eve. However, he begins to have second thoughts about the caper when he falls for the charity's director (Christina Hendricks). Directed by Mark Waters (Mean Girls). --

Moods : Comedy on the Edge | Trashy
Themes : Cons and Scams | One Last Heist | Redemption | Unlikely Criminals
Keywords : charity, Christmas, criminal
Comedy, Crime Comedy, Gross-Out Comedy, Holiday Film 
Billy Bob Thornton ... Willie Soke
Kathy Bates ... Sunny Soke
Tony Cox ... Marcus
Christina Hendricks ... Diane
Brett Kelly ... Thurman Merman
Ryan Hansen ... Regent Hastings
Jenny Zigrino ... Gina
Jeff Skowron ... Dorfman
Mike Starr ... Jolly Santa
Octavia Spencer ... Opal
Ranee Lee ... Choirmaster
Lombardo Boyar ... Valet Boss
Dean Hagopian ... Costume Greeter
Marc-André Boulanger ... Tattoed Jail Dude
Sean Devine ... Jail Guard
Maria Herrera ... Bus Driver
Tyrone Benskin ... AA Group Leader
Bineyam Girma ... Pedicab Driver
Valerie Wiseman ... Greta
Arthur Holden ... Buttslap Santa
Jason Cavalier ... Chicago Policeman
Richard Anderson ... Santa Con Bouncer
72 4/4
AMG SYNOPSIS: The classic Felix Salter story Bambi provides the basis for this near-perfect Disney animated feature. We follow the male deer Bambi from birth, through his early childhood experiences with woodland pals Thumper the rabbit and Flower the skunk, the traumatic sudden death of Bambi's mother at the hands of hunters, his courtship of the lovely doe Faline, and his rescue of his friends during a raging forest fire; we last see the mature, antlered Bambi assuming his proper place as the Prince of the Forest. In the grand Disney tradition, Bambi is brimming with unforgettable sequences, notably the young deer's attempts to negotiate an iced-over pond, and most especially the death of Bambi's mother--and if this moment doesn't move you to tears, you're made of stone (many subsequent Disney films, including Lion King, have tried, most in vain, to match the horror and pathos of this one scene). The score in Bambi yielded no hits along the lines of "Whistle While You Work", but the songs are adroitly integrated into the action. Bambi was the last of the "classic" early Disney features before the studio went into a decade-long doldrums of disjointed animated pastiches like Make Mine Music. -- Hal Erickson

Themes : Death of a Parent
Keywords : deer, man, survivor, animal, coming-of-age, friendship, love, natural-selection
Attributes : High Artistic Quality, High Historical Importance, High Production Values
Children's/Family, Fantasy, Children's Fantasy, Animated Musical 
Hardie Albright
Tim Davis
Donnie Dunagan
Sam Edwards
Ann Gillis
Sterling Holloway
Perce Pearce
Cammie King ... Faline
Bobby Stewart ... Bambi,
1279 2/4
AMG SYNOPSIS: Director Barry Levinson follows up the low-budget An Everlasting Piece (2000) with another comedy, this one of the homegrown variety from former Twin Peaks (1990) TV series writer Harley Peyton. Bruce Willis stars as suave bank robber Joe, who has escaped from prison with his hypochondriac buddy Terry (Billy Bob Thornton). Together, the two men have devised a clever scheme to take a bank officer hostage the night before a heist, then simply escort the executive to work early the next morning when they clean out the vault. Their ingenious methods have led to the men becoming media darlings dubbed "the Sleepover Bandits," but all Joe and Terry want is to make a nice pile of money before crossing the Mexican border to a life of freedom and legitimacy. Their quest gets more complicated when Terry is struck by a car driven by Kate Wheeler (Cate Blanchett), a bored housewife who's then forced to join their crime spree. Soon both Joe and Terry are in love with Kate and she with them, realizing that the two friends put together pretty much equal the perfect man. Bandits co-stars Troy Garity, son of actress Jane Fonda. -- Karl Williams

Moods : Pick-Me-Ups
Themes : Bank Robbery | Love Triangles | Faltering Friendships | Opposites Attract | Kidnapping
Keywords : bank-personnel, bank-robbery, heist, hostage, media-circus, scheme, thief
Comedy, Buddy Film, Crime Comedy, Romantic Comedy 
Bruce Willis ... Joe Blake
Billy Bob Thornton ... Terry Collins
Cate Blanchett ... Kate Wheeler
Troy Garity ... Harvey Pollard
Brian F. O'Byrne ... Darill Miller
Stacey Travis ... Cloe Miller
Bobby Slayton ... Darren Head
January Jones ... Claire
William Converse-Roberts ... Charles Wheeler
Peggy Miley ... Mildred Kronenberg
Richard Riehle ... Lawrence Fife
Micole Mercurio ... Sarah Fife
Azura Skye ... Cheri
Scott Burkholder ... Wildwood Policeman
Anthony Burch ... Phil
Sam Levinson ... Billy Saunders
Scout LaRue Willis ... Monica Miller
Tallulah Belle Willis ... Erika Miller
John Evans ... Ralph
John Harrington Bland ... Flamingo Clerk
Cindy Goldfield ... Debbie Days
Heather Mathieson ... Debbie Days
Erin-Kate Whitcomb ... Debbie Days
Kim Bogus ... Bend Bank Teller
Michael X. Sommers ... Policeman
Rich Sickler ... Policeman
Michael Birnbaum ... Desk Sergeant
Joe Unitas ... Detective
Richard Shuster ... LA Chopper Pilot
Jennifer York ... LA Reporter
Alfred De Contreras ... Mexican Priest
Peter Weireter ... SWAT Commander
Jane Velez-Mitchell ... Female Debater
Mia Lee ... Los Angeles Anchor
Louis LeRay ... Band Member
Peter Hutchinson ... Band Member
Maya Rossi ... Band Member
Joan Palmateer ... Bank Teller
Giulio Magnolia ... Butler
Rose Aispuro ... Bank Hostage
Carrie Casano ... Bank Manager
Jaye K. Danford ... Alamo Bank Manager
Darryl D. Stewart ... Detective
Greg Wilmarth ... US Marshall
1216 3/4
The Bank Job 
AMG SYNOPSIS: Jason Statham and Saffron Burrows star in director Roger Donaldson's cinematic account of the true-life 1971 London bank robbery that baffled the authorities and fascinated the public. Terry Leather (Statham) was a small-time car dealer who was trying to leave his shady past behind and start a family. Though he'd never been involved in any major crimes, he wasn't exactly on the straight and narrow his whole life either. Martine Love (Burrows) is a beautiful model from Terry's old neighborhood who knows that her former neighbor is no angel. When Martine proposes a foolproof plan to rob a Baker Street bank, Terry recognizes the danger but realizes this may be the opportunity of a lifetime. As the operation gets underway, the resourceful band of thieves burrows its way into a safe-deposit vault at the Lloyds Bank in Marylebone, quickly hitting a literal treasure trove of cash and priceless gems. But while the crew did know that the safe-deposit boxes contained millions in riches, they didn't realize that they also contained secrets that implicated everyone from London's most notorious underworld gangsters to powerful government figures, and even the Royal Family. Though the crime would make headlines all across Britain for several days after the fact, a government gag order eventually brought all reporting on the case to an immediate halt. Could it be that the most notorious bank robbers in recent memory were actually the most innocent people involved in this scandalous crime? -- Jason Buchanan

Moods : Adrenaline Rush
Themes : Bank Robbery | Unlikely Criminals
Keywords : bank-robbery, safe-deposit-box, sex-scandal, corruption, royalty
Attributes : High Production Values
Crime, Caper, Docudrama, Crime Comedy 
Jason Statham ... Terry Leather
Saffron Burrows ... Martine Love
Stephen Campbell Moore ... Kevin
Daniel Mays ... Dave Shilling
James Faulkner ... Guy Singer
Alki David ... Bambas
Michael Jibson ... Eddie
Richard Lintern ... Tim Everett
Don Gallagher ... Gerlad Pyke
David Suchet ... Lew Vogel
Peter De Jersey ... Michael X
Hattie Morahan ... Gale Benson
Peter Bowles
Keeley Hawes
Colin Salmon
Sharon Maughan
Gerard Horan
Craig Fairbrass
Alistair Petrie
Georgia Taylor
955 1/4
AMG SYNOPSIS: A voluptuous outer space agent travels to another galaxy in search of a missing inventor in this science fiction send-up. Barbarella (Jane Fonda), an interstellar representative of the united Earth government in the 41st century, is dispatched to locate scientist Durand Durand, whose positronic ray, if not recovered, could signal the end of humanity. Outfitted in an array of stunning Star Trek/Bond girl outfits and cruising around in a plush, psychedelic spaceship, Barbarella travels to the Tau Seti system and promptly crash-lands. She then spends the rest of the film discovering the joys of interstellar sex with a keeper of feral children (Ugo Tognazzi), a blind, beatific angel (John Phillip Law), and an inept revolutionary named Dildano (David Hemmings). Slowly but surely, she also finds her way to Durand Durand by moving from one exotic, Wizard of Oz-style locale to another. Along the way, she meets the kindly Professor Ping (a surprisingly verbal Marcel Marceau), a Eurotrash dominatrix named the Great Tyrant (Rolling Stones gal pal Anita Pallenberg), and the Concierge (Milo O'Shea), a strangely familiar lackey of the Great Tyrant who tries to destroy Barbarella with his great big organ of love. Jean-Claude Forest, who created the character Barbarella in 1962 for V-Magazine, served as visual advisor on the adaptation. The film's missing scientist character famously inspired the band name of '80s pop stars Duran Duran (who altered the spelling slightly). Almost two decades later, the film also inspired electronic act Matmos, which was named after the aqueous personification of evil unleashed by the Concierge at the movie's climax. --

Moods : A World of Its Own | Other Dimensions
Themes : Heroic Mission | Space Travel | Evil Children
Keywords : inventor, scientist, search, alien [not human], angel, good-vs-evil, crash, rape, sexploitation
Attributes : Cult Film
Science Fiction, Fantasy Adventure, Satire, Space Adventure, Superhero Film 
Jane Fonda ... Barbarella
John Phillip Law ... Pygar
Anita Pallenberg ... Black Queen
Milo O'Shea ... Durand-Durand, The Concierge
David Hemmings ... Dildano
Marcel Marceau ... Prof. Ping
Talitha Pol ... Pipe-smoking girl
Antonio Sabato ... Jean-Paul (uncredited)
Ugo Tognazzi ... Mark Hand
Joan Greenwood ... The Great Tyrant [uncredited]
Claude Dauphin ... President of Earth
Veronique Vendell ... Captain Moon
Serge Marquand ... Captain Sun
Nino Musco
Umberto DiGrazia
Giancarlo Cobelli
73 0/4
Barbie as Rapunzel 
AMG SYNOPSIS: A beloved fairy tale gets a whole new look in this computer-animated feature for the whole family. The world's best-loved fashion doll, Barbie (voice of Kelly Sheridan) stars as Rapunzel, a lovely girl with beautiful golden hair who is locked in a tower by a wicked witch (voice of Anjelica Huston). However, Rapunzel's gifts as an artist provide a key to her escape, and to a better life with a handsome prince. -- Mark Deming

Themes : Fantasy Lands
Keywords : fairytale, hair, prince, rescue, tower [structure], witch
Children's/Family, Children's Fantasy, Fairy Tales & Legends 
Kelly Sheridan ... Barbie/Rapunzel
Anjelica Huston ... Gothel
74 0/4
Barbie of Swan Lake 
AMG SYNOPSIS: Barbie of Swan Lake is the third direct-to video computer-animated feature starring a CGI Barbie, following Barbie in the Nutcracker and Barbie as Rapunzel. In this loose adaptation of the Tchaikovsky ballet, Barbie appears as Odette, a young girl who follows a unicorn into a forest. Kelsey Grammer voices the evil wizard Rothbart, the London Symphony Orchestra provides the music and the New York City Ballet is responsible for the choreography. Recommended for kids ages three to eight. -- Andrea LeVasseur

Themes : Fantasy Lands | Wizards and Magicians
Keywords : courage, enchanted-forest, prince, queen [royalty], spell [magic], swan, transformation, unicorn, wizard
Children's/Family, Children's Fantasy, Fairy Tales & Legends, Musical Fantasy 
Kelly Sheridan ... Barbie/Odette
Kelsey Grammer ... Rothbart
75 1/4
AMG SYNOPSIS: A cow learns to walk like a man, both literally and figuratively, in this computer-animated comedy written and directed by Steve Oedekerk, the creator of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius. Ben (voice of Sam Elliott) is a cow who for years has been the leader and sober voice of reason among the animals at a farm where the critters are a bit unusual -- they can walk on two legs, talk, swim, and act like humans, though they have the good sense to avoid doing these things while humans are around. Ben has long dreamed that his son Otis (voice of Kevin James) would someday take over his duties on the farm, but Otis is a carefree and irresponsible type who would rather party with his friends and hang out with his girlfriend, Daisy (voice of Courteney Cox). Ben and his friend Miles (voice of Danny Glover), a wise and patient mule, wonder if Otis will ever make anything of himself, while Dasiy's best friend, Bessy (voice of Wanda Sykes), is convinced she can do better. However, one night Otis decides to do something about an obnoxious kid who enjoys tipping his fellow cows, and for the first time in his life he gets a taste of leadership -- and he likes it. Barnyard also features the voice talents of Andie MacDowell, Maria Bamford, and Maurice LaMarche. -- Mark Deming

Moods : Just for Fun
Themes : Farm Life | Heroic Mission | Fathers and Sons
Keywords : party-animal, cow, barnyard, responsibility, chicken, coyote, mouse [animal], pig
Children's/Family, Comedy 
Kevin James ... Otis the Cow
Courteney Cox ... Daisy the Cow
Sam Elliott ... Ben the Cow
Danny Glover ... Miles the Mule
Wanda Sykes ... Bessy the Cow
Andie MacDowell ... Etta the Hen
David Koechner ... Dag the Coyote
Cam Clarke ... Freddy the Ferret
Rob Paulsen ... Peck the Rooster, Gopher
Tino Insana ... Pig the Pig
Maurice LaMarche ... Igg the Cow
Madeline Lovejoy ... Maddy the Chick
Steve Oedekerk ... Snotty Boy, Mr. Beady, Snotty Boy's Father
Maria Bamford ... Mrs. Beady
John DiMaggio ... Officer O'Hanlon
Fred Tatasciore ... Farmer
Jill Talley ... Snotty Boy's Mother
Laraine Newman ... Snotty Boy's Friend
Paul Butcher ... Chick
Khamani Griffin ... Chick
Liliana Mumy ... Chick
Leigh French ... Additional Barnyard Voice
Nicholas Guest ... Additional Barnyard Voice
Audrey Wasilewski ... Additional Barnyard Voice
Archie Hahn III ... Additional Barnyard Voice
Chad Einbinder ... Additional Barnyard Voice
Nika Futterman ... Additional Barnyard Voice
Eddie Frierson ... Additional Barnyard Voice
1034 4/4
Barry Lyndon 
AMG SYNOPSIS: With ornate imagery reminiscent of paintings from the story's 18th century period, Stanley Kubrick's adaptation of William Makepeace Thackeray's novel depicts the rise and fall of a sensitive rogue in the British aristocracy. Young Irishman Redmond Barry (Ryan O'Neal) leaves home to seek his fortune after apparently killing an English officer in a duel. Through a series of mishaps and accidents, Barry winds up fighting with the Prussian army in the Seven Years' War under the command of Capt. Potzdorf (Hardy Kruger); at war's end, Potzdorf enlists Barry to spy on a shady Chevalier (Patrick Magee). Instead, Barry joins up with the Irish Chevalier to flee Prussia and live as gamblers among Europe's elite. Wishing to climb even higher, Barry soon meets the beautiful Lady Lyndon (Marisa Berenson), marrying her for her fortune after her older titled husband dies. Her son Lord Bullingdon (Leon Vitali), however, despises the upstart Barry, and, regardless of how his mother may feel, sees to it that the re-named Barry Lyndon will never be able to stake his claim to the entrenched aristocracy. Coming after Kubrick's esteemed hits 2001 (1968) and A Clockwork Orange (1971), Barry Lyndon opened with high expectations and met with decidedly mixed responses to its restrained tone. Even with Oscar nominations for Best Picture and Best Director (and wins for Cinematography, Art Direction, Costumes, and Adapted Score), Barry Lyndon was a box office failure, as mid-'70s audiences increasingly turned away from such narrative challenges as its epic length and muffled emotions. Since then, Barry Lyndon has gained in stature, taking its place among the formidable artistic achievements of Kubrick's career. --

Moods : In a Minor Key | Tough Guys
Themes : Social Climbing | Fathers and Sons | Rags To Riches
Keywords : social-climber, upward-mobility, family, aristocracy, war, Ireland, rogue, soldier, duel, gambling
Attributes : High Artistic Quality, High Budget, High Production Values
Drama, Period Film 
Ryan O'Neal ... Redmond Barry (Barry Lyndon)
Marisa Berenson ... Lady Lyndon
Patrick Magee ... The Chevalier
Gay Hamilton ... Nora Brady
Leonard Rossiter ... Capt. Quin
Godfrey Quigley ... Capt. Grogan
Arthur O'Sullivan ... Highwayman
Diana Koerner ... German Girl
Steven Berkoff ... Lord Ludd
Marie Kean ... Mrs. Barry
Frank Middlemass ... Sir Charles Lyndon
Murray Melvin ... Reverend Runt
Philip Stone ... Graham
Leon Vitali ... Lord Bullingdon
David Morley ... Brian Lyndon
Andre Morell ... Lord Wendover
Michael Hordern ... Narrator
John Bindon
Roger Booth
Billy Boyle
Jonathan Cecil
Peter Cellier
Geoffrey Chater
Patrick Dawson
Bernard Hepton
Barry Jackson
Wolf Kahler
Patrick Laffan
Ferdinand "Ferdy" Mayne
Hans Meyer
Anthony Sharp
John Sharp
Roy Spencer
John Sullivan
Harry Towb
Anthony Dawes
Liam Redmond
Pat Roach
Frederick Schiller
George Sewell
1092 3/4
Basic Instinct 
AMG SYNOPSIS: This cold, stylish erotic-thriller grossed over $100 million at the box-office despite vigorous protests at its depiction of gays and women. The shocking opening sequence features a graphic sexual encounter involving a rock-star bound with a white Hermes scarf by an unidentified blond woman. Despite the fact that the scene ends with a bloody icepick murder (horrifyingly realized by makeup artist Rob Bottin), Hermes scarves quickly sold out at stores nationwide. This seeming paradox is at the heart of the film's appeal, as it mixes perverse sexuality and erotic bloodshed in a manner common to European thrillers (director Paul Verhoeven had done it himself in 1979's marvelous De Vierde Man) but mostly taboo in America. The plot concerns Catherine Tramell (Sharon Stone), a successful bisexual mystery writer who may also be a ruthless murderer. Everyone close to Catherine dies, and troubled policeman Nick Curran (Michael Douglas) must find out why. In the process, Nick becomes sexually involved with both Catherine and police psychiatrist Beth Gardner (Jeanne Tripplehorn), while the bodies begin piling up and Catherine turns the cat-and-mouse game around on Nick. Verhoeven and screenwriter Joe Eszterhas -- who was paid $3 million for the script -- keep the tension ratcheted up throughout, even during the frequent sex scenes, which carry a violent edge reminiscent of the Italian thrillers of Dario Argento. The film's most notorious scene, a police interrogation in which Catherine makes drooling idiots out of her captors by revealing that she is not wearing underwear, became a cultural touchstone and was widely imitated and parodied. Sharon Stone, meanwhile, was embarrassed to the point that she claimed Verhoeven had aimed lights on strategic locations without her knowledge. George Dzundza and Dorothy Malone co-star. --

Moods : Carnal Knowledge | Spellbinders
Themes : Dangerous Attraction | Murder Investigations | Femmes Fatales | Mind Games
Keywords : murder-suspect, obsession, police-detective, seduction, writer, danger, ice-pick
Thriller, Erotic Thriller, Psychological Thriller 
Michael Douglas ... Detective Nick Curran
Sharon Stone ... Catherine Tramell
George Dzundza ... Gus
Jeanne Tripplehorn ... Dr. Beth Gardner
Denis Arndt ... Lieutenant Walker
Leilani Sarelle ... Roxy
Chelcie Ross ... Captain Talcott
Dorothy Malone ... Hazel Dobkins
Wayne Knight ... John Correli
Daniel Von Bargen ... Lieutenant Nilsen
Stephen Tobolowsky ... Dr. Lamott
Benjamin Mouton ... Harrigan
Howard Feuer
Jack McGee ... Sheriff
Bill Cable ... Johnny Boz
Mitch Pileggi ... Internal Affairs Investigator
Mary Pat Gleason ... Juvenile Officer
Freda Foh Shen ... Berkeley Registrar
William Duff-Griffin ... Dr. Myron
James Rebhorn ... Dr. McElwaine
David Wells ... Polygraph Examiner
Bradford English ... Campus Policeman
Irene Olga Lopez ... Maid
Juanita Jennings ... Receptionist
Michael David Lally ... Detective
Peter Appel ... Detective
Michael Halton ... Bartender at County Western Bar
Keith McDaniel ... Featured Dancer
Eric Poppick ... Coroner's Guy
Byron Berline ... Doo Wah Rider
Julie Bond ... Hand Puppet Model
Stephen Rowe ... Internal Affairs Investigator
Adilah Barnes ... Nurse
76 3/4
Batman Begins 
AMG SYNOPSIS: The origins of the Caped Crusader of Gotham City are finally brought to the big screen in this new adaptation of the perennially popular comic-book series. The young Bruce Wayne (Gus Lewis) leads a privileged life as the son of wealthy, philanthropist parents, both of whom stress their commitment to improving the lives of the citizens of crime-ridden Gotham City. After his mother and father are murdered by a mugger, however, Wayne grows into an impudent young man (Christian Bale), full of rage and bent on retribution until encouraged by his childhood sweetheart, Rachel Dawes (Katie Holmes), to search for answers beyond his own personal vendettas. Wayne eventually finds discipline in the Far East under the tutelage of Henri Ducard (Liam Neeson), a member of the mysterious League of Shadows who guides him in the study of martial arts -- and the ways in which an ordinary man can hone his senses to an almost superhuman acuity. After seven years away from Gotham, Wayne returns, determined to bring peace and safety back to the city. With the help of his faithful manservant, Alfred Pennyworth (Michael Caine), and Lucius Fox (Morgan Freeman), a scientist at his late father's corporation, Wayne develops a secret identity as Batman, a masked fighter for justice. But when a shady psychiatrist (Cillian Murphy) joins forces with the criminal underworld, Wayne realizes that putting an end to their nefarious plans will be very difficult indeed. Batman Begins also features Gary Oldman as Lt. James Gordon and Tom Wilkinson as the crime boss Carmine Falcone. -- Mark Deming

Moods : Adrenaline Rush
Themes : Double Life | Haunted By the Past | Dropping Out | Heroic Mission | Ninjas
Keywords : Superhero, crimefighting, mask [disguise], secret-identity, disguise, teacher, bat [animal], gadgets, cave, tank [vehicle]
Action, Superhero Film, Action Thriller, Crime Drama 
Christian Bale ... Batman/Bruce Wayne
Liam Neeson ... Henri Ducard
Katie Holmes ... Rachel Dawes
Gary Oldman ... Jim Gordon
Cillian Murphy ... Dr. Jonathan Crane/Scarecrow
Tom Wilkinson ... Carmine Falcone
Rutger Hauer ... Earle
Linus Roache ... Thomas Wayne
Morgan Freeman ... Lucius Fox
Gus Lewis ... Bruce Wayne (age 8)
Michael Caine ... Alfred Pennyworth
Larry Holden ... D.A. Fisk
Sara Stewart ... Martha Wayne
Richard Brake ... Joe Chill
1171 0/4
Batman Ninja 
AMG SYNOPSIS: In this groundbreaking anime adaptation of the legendary Batman franchise, Gotham City is swapped out for feudal Japan, where Batman fights his infamous foes as an armored ninja. With Catwoman, Two-Face and the Joker all showing up to battle the Bat, will Bruce Wayne be able to save the day? --

Moods : Fantastic Reality
Themes : Heroic Mission | Magically Transported | Ninjas | Time Travel
Keywords : comic-book, enemy, Japan, martial-arts, Ninja, Samurai, Superhero, time-travel
Fantasy, Science Fiction, Fantasy Adventure, Martial Arts, Superhero Film 
77 2/4
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice 
AMG SYNOPSIS: Batman (Ben Affleck) and Superman (Henry Cavill) clash over differing philosophies about what kind of heroism is needed to protect the world, while the public they're defending is becoming increasingly mindful of the damage that superheroes and masked vigilantes cause. However, the duo are soon forced to confront an even greater threat created by nefarious billionaire Lex Luthor (Jesse Eisenberg). Directed by Zack Snyder, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice also co-stars Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Jeremy Irons as Alfred the butler, and Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman. -- Jack Rodgers

Themes : Heroic Mission | Righting the Wronged
Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Superhero Film 
Ben Affleck ... Bruce Wayne/Batman
Henry Cavill ... Clark Kent/Superman
Amy Adams ... Lois Lane
Diane Lane ... Martha Kent
Laurence Fishburne ... Perry White
Gal Gadot ... Wonder Woman
Jesse Eisenberg ... Lex Luthor
Jeremy Irons ... Alfred
Holly Hunter ... Senator Finch
Scoot McNairy ... Wallace Keefe
Callan Mulvey ... Anatoli Knyazev
Tao Okamoto ... Mercy Graves
Brandon Spink ... Young Bruce Wayne
Lauren Cohan ... Martha Wayne
Alan Purwin ... Wayne Industries Pilot
Hugh Maguire ... Jack O'Dwyer
Michael Shannon ... Zod
Anish Jethmalani ... Metropolis Citizen
Ripley Sobo ... Sage
Julius Tennon ... General Security Chief
Sammi Rotibi ... General Amajagh
Michael Cassidy ... Jimmy Olsen
Wunmi Mosaku ... Kahina Ziri
Dennis North ... Senator Barrows
Kiff VandenHeuvel ... Officer Mazzuccheli
Sebastian Sozzi ... Cesar Santos
Ralph Lister ... Emmet Vale
Sammy Publes ... Metropolis Cops
Jay Adams ... Metropolis Cops
Julia Glander ... Hero's Park Jogger
Rebecca Buller ... Jenny
Michael D. Ellison ... Air Force MP
Christina Wren ... Major Farris
Danny Mooney ... Party Photographer
Henry Frost ... Party Doorman
Nicole Forester ... Leblanc - Library President
Debbie Stabenow ... Metropolis Governor
Milica Govich ... Colorado Woman
John Lepard ... Jail Guard
Sandra Love Aldridge ... Finch's Receptionist
Chris Newman ... Wayne Accountant
Lulu Dahl ... Diner Waitress
John Seibert ... McGraw (Finch's Aide)
Sam Logan Khaleghi ... DC Protestor
Connie Craig ... DC Protestor
Patrick Leahy ... Senator Purrington
Carla Gugino ... Ship Voice
1170 0/4
Batman: Gotham by Gaslight 
AMG SYNOPSIS: Set in the Victorian era, this animated remake of the graphic novel, Batman: Gotham by Gaslight pits the Dark Knight detective against the elusive serial killer, Jack the Ripper. Directed by Sam Liu and featuring the voices of Bruce Greenwood and Jennifer Carpenter as Bruce Wayne and Selina Kyle respectively. --

Moods : Abandon All Hope | Tough Guys
Themes : Serial Killers
Keywords : capture, Jack-the-Ripper, murder, Superhero, Victorian
Bruce Greenwood
Jennifer Carpenter
78 0/4
Battlefield Earth 
AMG SYNOPSIS: This big-budget science fiction adventure centers on a final battle between good and evil for control of the world. In the year 3000, Earth is ruled by the Psyclos, a vicious alien race of which Terl (John Travolta) is a member, that has laid waste to the planet, killed the majority of the population, and stripped Earth of its valuable resources. Pockets of resistance remain among the surviving humans; Jonnie "Goodboy" Tyler (Barry Pepper) is one such rebel, living in hiding in the mountains near Boulder, CO. Eventually, Johnny begins organizing like-minded humans for a final stand against the Psyclos. The film is based on the novel by L. Ron Hubbard, the science fiction author also known as the founder of the Church of Scientology; it covers only the first half of the book, saving the remainder for a possible sequel. Battlefield Earth also stars Forest Whitaker, Kim Coates, and Kelly Preston. -- Mark Deming

Moods : Other Dimensions
Themes : Evil Aliens | Fighting the System | Future Barbarians
Keywords : adventurer, alien [not human], Apocalypse, battle [war], civilization, evil, hero, intergalactic, mountains, planet, slavery, tyrant, war, warrior
Attributes : High Budget, Low Artistic Quality
Science Fiction, Alien Film, Sci-Fi Action 
John Travolta ... Terl
Barry Pepper ... Jonnie "Goodboy" Tyler
Forest Whitaker ... Ker
Kim Coates ... Carlo
Richard Tyson ... Robert the Fox
Sabine Karsenti ... Chrissie
Michael MacRae ... District Manager Zete
Michael Byrne ... Parson Staffer
Sean Hewitt ... Heywood
Michel Perron ... Rock
Shaun Austin-Olsen ... Planetship
Christian Tessier ... Mickey
Marie-Josée Croze ... Mara
Kelly Preston ... Chirk
79 2/4
AMG SYNOPSIS: Milton Bradley's enduringly popular strategic board game makes the leap to the big screen in Hancock director Peter Berg's epic sci-fi adventure pitting an international naval fleet against an army of invading aliens. When the two forces find themselves evenly matched, each must rely on strategy and cunning in order to emerge the victor. Taylor Kitsch and Alexander Skarsgard head-up a cast also featuring Liam Neeson, Rihanna, Brooklyn Decker, and Tadanobu Asano. -- Jason Buchanan

Themes : Evil Aliens | War At Sea
Keywords : battle [war], battleship, Naval-Academy
Science Fiction, War, Sci-Fi Action, War Adventure 
Taylor Kitsch ... Lieutenant Alex Hopper
Alexander Skarsgård ... Commander Stone Hopper
Rihanna ... Petty Officer Cora "Weps" Raikes
Brooklyn Decker ... Sam
Tadanobu Asano ... Captain Yugi Nagata
Hamish Linklater ... Cal Zapata
Liam Neeson ... Admiral Shane
Peter MacNicol ... Secretary of Defense
John Tui ... Chief Petty Officer Walter "The Beast" Lynch
Jesse Plemons ... Boatswain Mate Seaman Jimmy "Ordy" Ord
Gregory D. Gadson ... Lieutenant Colonel Mick Canales
Jerry Ferrara ... Sampson JOOD Strodell
Adam Godley ... Dr. Nogrady
Rico McClinton ... Captain Browley
Joji Yoshida ... Chief Engineer Hiroki
Louis Lombardi ... Bartender
Norman Vincent McLafferty ... Old Salt
Dante Jimenez ... JPJ XO Mullenaro
Daven Arce ... JPJ Helmsman
Ralph Richardson ... JPJ Starboard Gunner
Biunca Love ... JPJ BMOW
Michael Sherman ... JPJ JOOD
Austin Naulity ... JPJ Fireman
Patricia Brown ... JPJ Fireman
Gregory Harvey ... JPJ Fireman
James Rawlings ... JPJ Scat
Andrew Serpas ... JPJ Armorer
Damien Parker ... JPJ Helibay Sailor
Carson Aune ... CIC Gunner
Doug Penty ... CIC Watch Supervisor
Josh Pence ... Combat Systems Coordinator
Jason Henderson ... Radar System Controller
Brint Terrell ... Chart Table Plotter
Brad Faucheux ... Chart Table Log Keeper
Dustin J. Reno ... Electronic Warfare Supervisor
John Schmotzer ... CIC Watch Officer
Peter Berg ... JPJ 2nd Gunner
Jonathon Groves ... JPJ Port Gunner
Lloyd Pitts ... JPJ Port Gunner
Ryan Tinio ... JPJ Radar Op
Allie Sillah ... JPJ Lead Helmsman
John Santiago ... JPJ Switchboard Operator
Kiley Margeson ... Gun Console Operator
Jeffrey Johns ... Surface Warfare Coordinator
Esther Solomon ... JPJ CIWS Operator
Kevin Garlington ... JPJ Air Warfare Coordinator
Dylan Gillooly ... Thom
Jackie Johnson ... As Herself
Kevin Kearns ... Jimmy
John Bell ... Angus
Marcus Lyle Brown ... Regent Land Commander
Dallas Kane Hewitt ... POFC Dallas
Clarence Greenwood ... Singer at Bar
Conor McCarry ... Ronnie
Dane Justman ... Sampson OOD
Dustin Watchman ... Sampson Helmsman
Drew Rausch ... Sampson XO
Ryland Reamy ... Sampson CIC TAO
Donald Willcutt ... Sampson Starboard Lookout
Eli Miranda ... Sampson Boatswain
Chris Darling ... Sampson OS DA
Tyrone Gregg ... Sampson Gunner
Brian Hirono ... Myoko OOD
Yutaka Takeuchi ... Myoko XO
Nobuharu Harada ... Myoko JOOD
Masaomi Uchida ... Myoko Helmsman
Kyle Ken Shimabukuro ... Myoko Radar Operator
Masashi Takekawa ... Myoko Starboard Lookout
Hyoe Joe Takahashi ... Myoko BMOW
Zach Selwyn ... Soccer Announcer
Robin Atkin Downes ... Soccer Announcer
Rick Hoffman ... Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff
Stephen Baldini ... State Department Official
Bill Stinchcomb ... Marine Commandant
Bruce Mandell ... Army Chief of Staff
Gary Grubbs ... Air Force Chief of Staff
David Jensen ... NASA Director
Hunter Meldman ... Ensign
George Arine ... Japanese Vice Admiral
Adrian Bellani ... Ensign Chavez
Ronald Chavez ... Commander Rivera
Benjamin Lloyd ... Officer Blake
Billy Slaughter ... BIP Technician
Griff Furst ... BIP HQ Controller #2
Terri Battee ... BIP Journalist
Angelo Denova ... BIP Journalist
James Ward ... Old Salt
Christopher McGahan ... Cal's Jr. Tech
Kerry Cahill ... Cal's Female Colleague
Liz Wicker ... Female Newscaster
Michelle Arthur ... British Newscaster
Natalia Castellanos ... Spanish Newscaster
Dan Cooke ... Hawaiian Newscaster
Leni Ito ... Japanese Newscaster
Jason Wilken ... Director of Rehabilitation
957 3/4
AMG SYNOPSIS: In this big-screen reboot of the popular '90s TV series, legendary California lifeguard Mitch Buchannon (Dwayne Johnson) is frustrated when a cocky, hard-partying Olympic swimmer named Matt Brody (Zac Efron) joins his beach-patrol team. However, the two men must learn to work together when they stumble upon a criminal conspiracy. Directed by Seth Gordon (Horrible Bosses), Baywatch co-stars Alexandra Daddario, Priyanka Chopra, Kelly Rohrbach, Ilfenesh Hadera, and Jon Bass, and includes cameos from David Hasselhoff and Pamela Anderson. --

Moods : Gutbusters
Themes : Drug Trade | Redemption | Vigilantes
Keywords : justice, lifeguard, power-struggle, pride, sexual-attraction, trust
Action, Comedy, Beach Film, Crime Comedy, Farce 
Dwayne Johnson ... Mitch Buchannon
Zac Efron ... Matt Brody
Priyanka Chopra ... Victoria Leeds
Alexandra Daddario ... Summer Quinn
Ilfenesh Hadera ... Stephanie Holden
Jon Bass ... Ronnie Greenbaum
Hannibal Buress ... Dave the Tech
Rob Huebel ... Captain Thorpe
Amin Joseph ... Frankie
Jack Kesy ... Leon
Oscar Nuñez ... Councilman Rodriguez
David Hasselhoff ... The Mentor
Pamela Anderson ... Casey Jean Parker
Clem Cheung ... Murray Chen
Charlotte McKinney ... Julia
Arian Foster ... Arian Foster
Karin Silvestri ... Pier Mom
Vincenzo Hinckley ... Pete
David Weiss ... Cell Phone Customer
Pedro Anaya Perez ... Huntley Waiter
Brandon Lee ... Scull Rower
James Sutton ... Huntley Security Guard
Samantha Harris ... Interviewer
80 3/4
A Beautiful Mind 
AMG SYNOPSIS: The true story of prominent mathematician John Forbes Nash Jr. is the subject of this biographical drama from director Ron Howard. Russell Crowe stars as the brilliant but arrogant and conceited professor Nash. The prof seems guaranteed a rosy future in the early '50s after he marries beautiful student Alicia (Jennifer Connelly) and makes a remarkable advancement in the foundations of "game theory," which carries him to the brink of international acclaim. Soon after, John is visited by Agent William Parcher (Ed Harris), from the CIA, who wants to recruit him for code-breaking activities. But evidence suggests that Nash's perceptions of reality are cloudy at best; he is struggling to maintain his tenuous hold on sanity, and Alicia suspects a diagnosis of paranoid schizophrenia. Battling decades of illness with the loyal Alicia by his side, Nash is ultimately able to gain some control over his mental state, and eventually goes on to triumphantly win the Nobel Prize. Based loosely on the book of the same name by Sylvia Nasar, A Beautiful Mind (2001) co-stars Paul Bettany, Adam Goldberg, Anthony Rapp, Christopher Plummer, and Judd Hirsch. -- Karl Williams

Moods : Triumph of the Spirit
Themes : Tortured Genius | Redemption | Mental Illness | Rise and Fall Stories | Double Life | Doctors and Patients
Keywords : genius, mental-breakdown, schizophrenia, code-breaking, husband-and-wife, mathematics, mental-illness, Nobel-Prize, paranoia, prodigy, marital-problems, shock-therapy, CIA (Central-Intelligence-Agency)
Attributes : High Production Values
Drama, Biopic [feature], Psychological Drama, Marriage Drama 
Russell Crowe ... John Forbes Nash, Jr.
Jennifer Connelly ... Alicia Nash
Ed Harris ... William Parcher
Paul Bettany ... Charles Herman
Adam Goldberg ... Sol
Judd Hirsch ... Helinger
Josh Lucas ... Hansen
Anthony Rapp ... Bender
Christopher Plummer ... Dr. Rosen
Austin Pendleton ... Thomas King
Jason Gray-Stanford ... Ainsley
Vivien Cardone ... Marcee
81 4/4
Beauty and the Beast 
AMG SYNOPSIS: Beauty And The Beast is widely considered the best animated Disney feature of the studio's 1980s/1990s renewal of the form. Based on the classic French fairy tale, it tells the story of Belle (voiced by Paige O'Hara), an intelligent young woman scorned by her townspeople for being a bookworm, weary of fighting off the advances of the arrogant Gaston (Richard White), and dreaming of escape. When her father gets lost in the woods and captured by the forbidding Beast (Robby Benson), a once-handsome prince turned into a monster by a witch, Belle goes off to rescue him. Taken with her, the Beast agrees to release Belle's father if she agrees to stay with him forever. Initially repulsed, Belle soon finds much to appreciate in the Beast's hidden, tender nature. The Beast's servants -- a clock (David Ogden Stiers), a teapot (Angela Lansbury), and a candlestick (Jerry Orbach) -- see Belle as their salvation: if the Beast and a woman fall in love before his 21st birthday, he will be free from the curse. The songs are first-class, the tale is told with sincerity but not sentimentality, and the characters of Belle and the Beast, complex individuals who defy stereotyping and change over the course of the story, are more three-dimensional than in most live-action movies. The eye-popping animation is beautifully rendered, and Beauty And The Beast certainly deserves its place amongst Disney's animated classics. In 2002, a special 89-minute edition of the film was released in IMAX theaters with the addition of a newly animated song, ""Human Again."" -- Don Kaye

Moods : Fantastic Reality | In the Mood for Love | Young and Old Alike
Themes : Curses and Spells | Fathers and Daughters | Opposites Attract | Servants and Employers
Keywords : disfigurement, inheritance, beast, beauty [physical], beauty-and-the-beast, love, race-against-time, rescue, romance
Attributes : High Artistic Quality, High Historical Importance, High Production Values
Children's/Family, Fantasy, Animated Musical, Children's Fantasy, Fairy Tales & Legends, Musical Fantasy 
Paige O'Hara ... Belle
Robby Benson ... Beast
Jerry Orbach ... Lumiere
Angela Lansbury ... Mrs. Potts
Richard White ... Gaston
David Ogden Stiers ... Cogsworth/Narrator
Jesse Corti ... Le Fou
Rex Everhart ... Maurice
Kimmy Robertson ... Featherduster
Mary Kay Bergman ... Bimbette
Brian Cummings ... Stove
Tony Jay ... Monsieur D'Arque
Frank Welker ... Footstool
Kath Soucie ... Bimbette
Hal Smith ... Philippe
Vanna Bonta
82 1/4
Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas 
AMG SYNOPSIS: This animated story for the whole family revisits the characters from the Disney favorite Beauty and the Beast, as Belle tries to overcome the Beast's cynicism about the Christmas season with a lesson about the warmth and giving of the holiday, though Forte the evil pipe organ tries to foil her good intentions for reasons of his own. -- Mark Deming

Themes : Opposites Attract
Keywords : beauty-and-the-beast, Christmas, cynic, organ [musical instrument]
Children's/Family, Fantasy, Children's Fantasy, Animated Musical 
83 2/4
Because of Winn-Dixie 
AMG SYNOPSIS: It's not finishing school or a traditional upbringing that causes ten-year-old Opal to learn about the world outside of her own backyard, but rather a particularly awkward-looking mutt named Winn-Dixie. Based on a novel by Kate DiCamillo, Winn-Dixie and Opal not only become privy to the eventful, if eccentric, lives of their neighbors (including a librarian who fought off a bear with nothing but a novel, a blind woman who claims to "see" with her heart, and a sensitive ex-con turned pet store clerk), but Opal herself manages to reconcile some of the depression left over after her mother had abandoned the family seven years earlier. -- Tracie Cooper

Moods : Pick-Me-Ups
Themes : Fathers and Daughters | Man's Best Friend | Mischievous Children
Keywords : depression, dog, friendship, mother, neighbor, neighborhood, pets
Children's/Family, Animal Picture, Childhood Drama 
AnnaSophia Robb ... Opal
Jeff Daniels ... Preacher
Cicely Tyson ... Gloria Dump
Eva Marie Saint ... Miss Franny
Dave Matthews ... Otis
Courtney Jines ... Amanda Wilkenson
Elle Fanning ... Sweetie Pie Thomas
Luke Benward ... Stevie Dewberry
Nick Price ... Dunlap Dewberry
B.J. Hopper ... Mr. Alfred
Marca Price ... Mrs. Dewberry
Lenore Banks ... Mrs. Detweller
Harland Williams ... Policeman
Julia LaShae ... SPCA Officer
Lara Grice ... Opal's Mom
84 2/4
AMG SYNOPSIS: How far will a man go to win the woman he loves? That's the devilish question behind this satirical romantic comedy. Elliot Richards (Brendan Fraser), a low-level white-collar worker, has fallen in love with his co-worker Allison (Frances O'Connor), who barely knows he exists. Desperate to win her love, sad sack Elliot is approached by the Devil (Elizabeth Hurley), who offers him seven wishes in exchange for his soul. Elliot accepts, but none of his wishes works out quite the way that he had hoped; after transforming himself into a South American tycoon, a champion NBA basketball player, a famous author, the most sensitive man in the world, and even the president of the United States, Elliot discovers that the Devil has added a crucial loophole each time, and for all his troubles, Allison still isn't interested in him. Directed by Harold Ramis, Bedazzled was adapted from the 1968 cult movie of the same name written by and starring Peter Cook and Dudley Moore. -- Mark Deming

Moods : Fantastic Reality
Themes : Deal With the Devil | Fish Out of Water
Keywords : deal-with-the-devil, devil, loop-hole, loser, soul, soul-collector, unrequited, wish
Comedy, Fantasy, Fantasy Comedy, Romantic Comedy 
Brendan Fraser ... Elliot Richards
Elizabeth Hurley ... The Devil
Frances O'Connor ... Alison, Nicole
Miriam Shor ... Carol, Penthouse Hostess
Orlando Jones ... African Party Guest, Beach Jock, Dan, Esteban, Sportscaster
Paul Adelstein ... Beach Jock, Bob, Lincoln Aide, Roberto, Sportscaster
Toby Huss ... Alejandro, Beach Jock, Jerry, Lance, Sportscaster
Gabriel Casseus ... Elliot's Cellmate
Brian Doyle-Murray ... Priest
Jeff Doucette ... Desk Sergeant
Aaron Lustig ... Synedyne Supervisor
Rudolph Martin ... Raoul
Julian Firth ... John Wilkes Booth
Bonnie Somerville
85 2/4
Bedtime Stories 
AMG SYNOPSIS: The Pacifier director Adam Shankman helms this children's fantasy concerning a hotel handyman who gradually begins to realize that the imaginative bedtime stories he tells his niece and nephew are somehow beginning to manifest themselves in the real world. -- Jason Buchanan

Moods : Fantastic Reality
Themes : Fantasy Lands | Magically Transported | Wishes Come True
Keywords : bedtime [children], hotel, nephew, niece, uncle, architecture, bedtime-story
Fantasy, Children's Fantasy, Fantasy Adventure, Fantasy Comedy 
Adam Sandler ... Skeeter Bronson
Keri Russell ... Jill
Guy Pearce ... Kendall
Russell Brand ... Mickey
Richard Griffiths ... Barry Nottingham
Teresa Palmer ... Violet Nottingham
Lucy Lawless ... Aspen
Courteney Cox ... Wendy
Jonathan Morgan Heit ... Patrick
Laura Ann Kesling ... Bobbi
Jonathan Pryce ... Marty Bronson
Nick Swardson ... Engineer
Kathryn Joosten ... Mrs. Dixon
Allen Covert ... Ferrari Guy
Carmen Electra ... Hot Girl
Tim Herlihy ... Young Barry Nottingham
Aisha Tyler ... Donna Hynde
Blake Clark ... Biker
Bill Romanowski ... Biker
Paul Dooley ... Hot Dog Vendor
Mikey Post ... Angry Dwarf
Adam Shankman
1148 2/4
Before I Fall 
AMG SYNOPSIS: A popular, selfish high schooler (Zoey Deutch) keeps reliving the same day over and over again, which ends with her and her friends getting into a fatal car accident. In time, she must learn how to prevent the accident while becoming a better, kinder person to those around her. Halston Sage, Logan Miller, Kian Lawley, Elena Kampouris, and Jennifer Beals co-star. Directed by Ry Russo-Young, this drama was based on the YA novel of the same name by Lauren Oliver. --

Moods : Fantastic Reality | Food for Thought
Themes : Haunted By the Past | High School Life | Journey of Self-Discovery | Teen Angst | Time Travel
Keywords : crash, crush, high-school, popularity, reincarnation, rose
Drama, Supernatural Drama 
Zoey Deutch ... Samantha Kingston
Halston Sage ... Lindsay Edgecomb
Logan Miller ... Kent McFuller
Kian Lawley ... Rob Cochran
Elena Kampouris ... Juliet Sykes
Diego Boneta ... Samantha's Teacher
Jennifer Beals ... Mrs. Kingston
Cynthy Wu ... Ally Harris
86 1/4
Behind Enemy Lines 
AMG SYNOPSIS: A television commercial for a Sega game system that aired during the 1999 MTV Music Video Awards landed debut director John Moore a gig behind the camera of this military action thriller. Owen Wilson stars as Lt. Chris Burnett, a naval aviator aboard the U.S.S. Carl Vinson who's frustrated with the strict "hands-off" political policies that prevent him from experiencing combat against hostile Bosnian forces in his F/A-18 Superhornet jet. Burnett's commander, Admiral Reigert (Gene Hackman), thinks that the brash pilot doesn't have what it takes to be in the millitary, but the eager young officer soon gets the chance to prove his mettle. While conducting a routine photographic reconnaissance over a remote area of the Balkans, Burnett captures grisly images that serve as proof of genocidal crimes, but his plane is blown out of the sky. He's soon pursued on the ground by the forces of Lokar (Olek Krupa), a Serbian paramilitary leader intent on covering up unthinkable crimes, while Reigert defies the NATO orders of his superior (Joaquim de Almeida) and risks his career to mount a covert rescue mission. Behind Enemy Lines (2001), the first of two back-to-back releases starring Wilson and Hackman (the other being The Royal Tenenbaums), also stars David Keith, Gabriel Macht, and Charles Malik Whitfield. -- Karl Williams

Moods : Tough Guys
Themes : Behind Enemy Lines | Daring Rescues | Heroic Mission | Survival in the Wilderness
Keywords : behind-enemy-lines, escape, genocide, Navy, reconnaissance, Serbia, war-atrocities
Action, War, Escape Film, War Adventure 
Gene Hackman ... Reigart
Owen Wilson ... Lt. Chris Burnett
Gabriel Macht ... Stackhouse
Charles Malik Whitfield ... Rodway
Joaquim de Almeida ... Piquet
David Keith ... O'Malley
Olek Krupa ... Lokar
Vladimir Mashkov ... Tracker
859 2/4
AMG SYNOPSIS: In this adaptation of Lew Wallace's 1880 novel Ben-Hur: A Tale of Christ (previously brought to the screen in 1925 and 1959), a Jewish prince (Jack Huston) spends years toiling in slavery after an old friend, now an officer in the Roman army occupying Jerusalem (Toby Kebbell), falsely accuses him of a crime. In time, he wins his freedom and competes against his betrayer in a violent chariot race, but an encounter with Jesus Christ (Rodrigo Santoro) teaches him the importance of mercy and compassion. This version of Ben-Hur was penned by Oscar-winning 12 Years a Slave scribe John Ridley, and directed by Timur Bekmambetov (Wanted, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter). Morgan Freeman co-stars. -- Jack Rodgers

Moods : Triumph of the Spirit
Themes : Faltering Friendships | Keeping a Secret | Message From God | Redemption
Keywords : chariot, Christ [Jesus], compassion, freedom, gladiator, Jewish, prince, race [competition], Roman-Empire, slave
Action, Drama, Epic, Religious Epic, Sword-and-Sandal 
Jack Huston ... Ben-Hur
Toby Kebbell ... Messala
Rodrigo Santoro ... Jesus Christ
Nazanin Boniadi ... Esther
Ayelet Zurer ... Naomi Ben-Hur
Morgan Freeman ... Ildarin
Sofia Black-D'Elia ... Tirzah Ben-Hur
Pilou Asbæk ... Pontius Pilate
Marwan Kenzari ... Druses
Moisés Arias ... Dismas
James Cosmo ... Quintas
Haluk Bilginer ... Simonides
Francesco Scianna ... Kadeem
Gabriel Farnese ... Elijah
Jarreth Merz ... Flores
Dato Bakhtadze ... Hortator
Yorgos Karamihos ... Sick Oarsman
Simone Spinazze ... Garrison Captain
Alan Cappelli Goetz ... Burley Centurion
Jay Natelle ... Natelle
Stefano Scherini ... Peter
Alessandro Giuggioli ... Judas
87 2/4
Benji's Very Own Christmas Story 
AMG SYNOPSIS: This TV special was directed by long-time Benji entrepreneur Joe Camp. When Benji leads her human pals on a journey to the North Pole, loveable old Santa shows them how different cultures celebrate Christmas. And yes, they discuss the "True Meaning" of the Holiday. The video version of Benji's Very Own Christmas Story includes a documentary called The Phenomenon of Benji. -- Hal Erickson

Moods : Fantastic Reality | Pick-Me-Ups
Themes : Man's Best Friend | Fantasy Lands | Heroic Mission
Keywords : dog, Christmas, cross-cultural-relations, fantasy-world, holiday, North-Pole, quest
Children's/Family, Fantasy, Animal Picture, Children's Fantasy 
88 2/4
AMG SYNOPSIS: Inspired by the epic Old English poem of the same name, director Robert Zemeckis's digitally rendered film follows the Scandinavian hero Beowulf (Ray Winstone) as he fights to protect the Danes from a ferocious beast named Grendel (Crispin Glover). Though at first Grendel seems invincible, Beowulf eventually manages to defeat him in a desperate battle to the death. Devastated by her son's violent demise at the hands of Beowulf, Grendel's mother (Angelina Jolie) sets out in search of revenge. Later, Beowulf faces the biggest challenge of his life when he attempts to slay a powerful dragon. Anthony Hopkins, Robin Wright Penn, Alison Lohman, John Malkovich, and Brendan Gleeson co-star in an epic fantasy adventure penned by Roger Avary and Neil Gaiman. -- Jason Buchanan

Moods : Other Dimensions | Tough Guys
Themes : Heroic Mission | Obsessive Quests | Crowned Heads | Vikings
Keywords : Danish [nationality], hero, queen [royalty], quest, Viking
Fantasy, Fantasy Adventure 
Ray Winstone ... Beowulf, Golden Man, Dragon
Anthony Hopkins ... King Hrothgar
John Malkovich ... Unferth
Brendan Gleeson ... Wiglaf
Crispin Glover ... Grendel
Alison Lohman ... Ursula
Angelina Jolie ... Grendel's Mother
Paul Baker ... Musician #1
Sonje Fortag ... Gitte
Sharisse Baker-Bernard ... Hild
Charlotte Salt ... Estrith
Julene Renee ... Cille
Greg Ellis ... Gramund
Rik Young ... Eofor
Tyler Steelman ... Young Cain
Nick Jameson ... Drunken Thane
Shay Duffin ... Scylding's Watch
Costas Mandylor ... Hondshew
Chris Coppola ... Olaf
Dominic Keating ... Cain
Fredrik Hiller ... Frisian Leader
Kevin Dorman
Christopher Cummins
Shawn Driscoll
Timothy J. Trobec
John Littlefield
Amy Esacove
Nadine Stenovitch
Fred Tatasciore
Neil Dickson
Peter Dennis
940 2/4
The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas 
AMG SYNOPSIS: When Texas authorities attempt to close down The Chicken Ranch, a popular Texas brothel, the local Madam fights to save her business -- singing and dancing all the way. This raucous musical comedy is based on the hit Broadway play. --

Moods : Just for Fun
Themes : Fighting the System | Prostitutes
Keywords : bad-woman, brothel, love, prostitute/prostitution, robbery, romance, sheriff
Attributes : High Artistic Quality
Musical, Musical Comedy, Sex Comedy 
Burt Reynolds ... Sheriff Ed Earl Dodd
Dolly Parton ... Mona Stangely
Dom DeLuise ... Melvin P. Thorpe
Charles Durning ... Governor
Jim Nabors ... Deputy Fred
Robert Mandan ... Senator Wingwood
Lois Nettleton ... Dulcie Mae
Theresa Merritt ... Jewel
Noah Beery, Jr. ... Edsel
Raleigh Bond ... Mayor
Barry Corbin ... C.J.
Ken Magee ... Mansel
Mary Jo Catlett ... Rita
Mary Louise Wilson ... Modene
Howard K. Smith ... Himself
Stanley de Santis
Karyn Harrison ... Chicken Girl
Lily Mariye ... Chicken Ranch Girl
Terri Robinson ... Chicken Ranch Girl
Terri Treas ... Chicken Ranch Girl
Melanie Winter ... Chicken Ranch Girl
Jeff Calhoun ... Aggie
Joe Hart ... Aggie
Tim Topper ... Aggie
Arnetia Walker ... Dogette
John Walter Davis ... Melvin's Crew
Gregory Itzin ... Melvin's Crew
Tim Stack ... Melvin's Crew
Larry B. Williams ... Melvin's Crew
Harvey Christiansen ... Old Farmer
Helen Kleeb ... Dora
Mickey Jones ... Henry
Bobby Fite ... Dulcie Mae's Son
Paula Shaw ... Wulla Jean
Kenneth White ... Sheriff Jack Roy
Ted Gehring ... Sheriff Chapman
Wayne Heffley ... TV Station Manager
Lee Ritchey ... Governor's Aide
Alice Drummond ... Governor's Secretary
Randy Bennett ... Privates Boy
John Edson ... Male Reporter
Robert Ginnaven ... Male Reporter
Suzi McLaughlin ... Female Reporter
873 2/4
The BFG 
AMG SYNOPSIS: Steven Spielberg directed this adaptation of Roald Dahl's beloved novel, which centers on the unlikely friendship between a lonely orphan named Sophie (Ruby Barnhill) and the titular "big friendly giant" (brought to life via a motion-capture performance from Mark Rylance). Together, the pair explore Giant Country and collect dreams; later, they try to warn the Queen of England (Penelope Wilton) about the threat posed by the other giants, who, unlike the vegetarian BFG, eat children for sustenance. The BFG made its world premiere at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival, and is dedicated to the memory of screenwriter Melissa Mathison (who also wrote the script for Spielberg's E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial). Rebecca Hall, Bill Hader, Jemaine Clement, and Rafe Spall co-star. -- Jack Rodgers

Themes : Crowned Heads | Human Giants
Keywords : child, giant, queen [royalty]
Children's/Family, Fantasy, Children's Fantasy, Fantasy Adventure 
Mark Rylance ... The Big Friendly Giant
Ruby Barnhill ... Sophie
Penelope Wilton ... The Queen
Jemaine Clement ... Fleshlumpeater
Rebecca Hall ... Mary
Rafe Spall ... Mr. Tibbs
Bill Hader ... Bloodbottler
Olafur Darri Olafsson ... Maidmasher/Cook
Adam Godley ... Manhugger/Lout #1
Michael D. Adamthwaite ... Butcher Boy/Danish Driver
Daniel Bacon ... Bonecruncher/Lout #2
Chris Gibbs ... Gizzardgulper/Late Night Walker
Marilyn Norry ... Matron
Haig Sutherland ... Danish Boy's Father
Denise Jones ... Danish Driver's Wife
Gabrielle Rose ... Cook
Chris Shields ... General #1
Matt Frewer ... General #2
Geoffrey Wade ... General #3
John Emmet Tracy ... Palace Staff #1 (aka Footman)
William Samples ... Palace Staff #2 (aka Footman)
Andy Thompson ... Palace Staff #3 (aka Footman)
89 1/4
Bicentennial Man 
AMG SYNOPSIS: If a robot spends enough time around humans, can he learn to become one of them? The Martin family purchases a domestic android as a servant and names him Andrew (Robin Williams). Andrew comes to know the man of the house as Sir (Sam Neill), his wife as Ma'am Wendy Crewson, and their daughter as Portia (Embeth Davidtz); before long, the Martins suspect that they do not have an ordinary robot on their hands. Andrew seems capable of expressing emotion and generating original thoughts, and the longer he stays with the Martins, the more strongly these human traits manifest themselves. Over the next 200 years, Andrew becomes less a machine and more a member of the family, until a mechanic (Oliver Platt) tells Andrew that he might be able to turn him into a human being. Based on a short story by renowned science fiction author Isaac Asimov (surprisingly, it's only the second Asimov story to be brought to the screen), Bicentennial Man was directed by Chris Columbus, who previously worked with Robin Williams on Mrs. Doubtfire. -- Mark Deming

Moods : Fantastic Reality
Themes : Journey of Self-Discovery | Opposites Attract | Robots and Androids
Keywords : android, emotion, freedom, humanity, identity, lovesick, mortality, personality
Comedy, Science Fiction, Domestic Comedy, Sci-Fi Comedy 
Robin Williams ... Andrew
Sam Neill ... Sir
Wendy Crewson ... Ma'am
Embeth Davidtz ... Little Miss / Portia
Oliver Platt ... Rupert Burns
Hallie Kate Eisenberg ... Little Miss, age 7
Stephen Root ... Dennis Mansky
Lynne Thigpen ... Female President
Bradley Whitford ... Lloyd
Kiersten Warren ... Galatea
John Michael Higgins ... Bill Feingold
90 1/4
Big Daddy 
AMG SYNOPSIS: Prospective parents everywhere, meet the world's least likely paternal role model: Adam Sandler! In Big Daddy, Sandler plays 30-year-old bachelor Sonny Koufax, a carefree slob who has never much taken to adult responsibilities; he works one day a week as a tollbooth collector, and spends the remainder of his time living off of a $200,000 reward he collected from an auto accident. All told, the life suits him just fine. However, as his old buddies start getting married and drifting away, Sonny realizes that if he doesn't do something soon, he could end up all alone for the rest of his life. When his most recent girlfriend, Vanessa (Kristy Swanson), indicates that she needs some time off because she's sick of being with a man who can't act like a grown-up, he decides that it's time to take drastic action to win her back. Conveniently enough, a little boy named Julian (Cole Sprouse and Dylan Sprouse) turns up on his doorstep, claiming that he's the biological son of Sonny's roommate and friend from law school, Kevin (Jon Stewart). The kid tells Sonny that he's from Buffalo, New York; Kevin has never been to Buffalo, New York, but no matter - Sonny foresees, in Julian, an opportunity to convince Vanessa that he can face adult responsibilities. He thus takes charge of the little boy over a long Columbus Day weekend, pretending to be Kevin. However, the plan doesn't work as expected, and the authorities hone in on a discovery of Sonny's real identity. Meanwhile, Sonny finds himself genuinely drawn to the tyke. Also supporting Sandler in Big Daddy are Joey Lauren Adams, Josh Mostel and Rob Schneider. -- Mark Deming

Moods : Just for Fun
Themes : Fathers and Sons | Adoption | Arrested Adolescence | Looking For Love | Orphans
Keywords : adoption, bachelor, immaturity, relationship, responsibility, slob
Comedy, Gross-Out Comedy, Slapstick 
Adam Sandler ... Sonny Koufax
Joey Lauren Adams ... Layla
Cole Sprouse ... Julian
Dylan Sprouse ... Julian
Josh Mostel ... Mr. Brooks
Leslie Mann ... Corinne
Allen Covert ... Phil
Rob Schneider ... Delivery Guy
Kristy Swanson ... Vanessa
Joseph Bologna ... Mr. Koufax
Peter Dante ... Tommy
Jonathan Loughran ... Mike
Steve Buscemi ... Homeless Guy
George Hall ... Eldery Driver
91 2/4
Big Hero 6 
AMG SYNOPSIS: When a criminal plot threatens the hi-tech metropolis of San Fransokyo, brilliant young robotics whiz Hiro Hamada (voice of Ryan Potter) leaps into action with his tech-savvy friends, and his robot companion Baymax (voice of Scott Adsit) in Disney Animation's adaptation of the popular Marvel Comics series. -- Jason Buchanan

Themes : Heroic Mission | Robots and Androids | Sibling Relationships
Keywords : criminal, hero, robot
Children's/Family, Family-Oriented Adventure, Family-Oriented Comedy, Sci-Fi Adventure 
Scott Adsit ... Baymax
T.J. Miller ... Fred
Jamie Chung ... Go Go Tomago
Damon Wayans Jr. ... Wasabi
Génesis Rodríguez ... Honey Lemon
Daniel Henney ... Tadashi
Maya Rudolph ... Aunt Cass
James Cromwell ... Professor Robert Callaghan
Alan Tudyk ... Alistair Krei
Abraham Benrubi ... General
Katie Lowes ... Abigail
Billy Bush ... Newscaster
Daniel Gerson ... Desk Sergeant
Paul Briggs ... Yama
92 3/4
The Big Short 
AMG SYNOPSIS: This adaptation of Michael Lewis' nonfiction book The Big Short explores the 2008 financial crisis through the lens of four unorthodox moneymen, who foresaw the consequences of the fraudulent mortgage-lending practices of large banks on Wall Street. Christian Bale plays Michael Burry, a former hedge-fund manager who was one of the first to forecast the collapse of the credit bubble due to excessive subprime lending. Steve Carell is Mark Baum (based on the real-life Steve Eisman), a money manager who rose to fame after successfully betting against subprime mortgages. Directed by Adam McKay. Brad Pitt, Ryan Gosling, and Marisa Tomei co-star. -- Erin Demers

Moods : Food for Thought
Themes : Fighting the System | Rise and Fall Stories | Social Injustice
Keywords : bank, con/scam, deception, finances, mortgage, real-estate
Drama, Docudrama 
Christian Bale ... Michael Burry
Steve Carell ... Mark Baum
Ryan Gosling ... Jared Vennett
Brad Pitt ... Ben Rickert
Melissa Leo ... Georgia Hale
Marisa Tomei ... Cynthia Baum
Tracy Letts ... Lawrence Fields
Hamish Linklater ... Porter Collins
John Magaro ... Charlie Geller
Byron Mann ... Mr. Chau
Rafe Spall ... Danny Moses
Jeremy Strong ... Vinny Daniel
Finn Wittrock ... Jamie Shipley
Karen Gillan ... Evie
Max Greenfield
Billy Magnussen
Sue-Lyn Ansari ... Swimmer
Al Sapienza ... Dan Detone
Brandon Stacy ... Burry's Dad
Vanessa Cloke ... Lucy Thalia
Aaron V. Williamson
Adepero Oduye ... Kathy Tao
Judd Derek Lormand ... Lawyer
Lyle Brocato ... Casey
Dave Davis ... Burry's Assistant - Lewis
Shauna Rappold ... Michael Burry's Mom
Aiden Flowers ... 11-Year-Old Michael Burry
Nicole Barre ... Woman at Party
Billy Slaughter ... Younger Agent
Charlie Talbert ... Charlie
Lara Grice ... Host
Garrett Hines ... Deutsche Bank RepRandall
Juliet Reeves ... Front Point Receptionist
Carrie Lazar ... Mark's Mom
Jeff Caperton ... Wall Street Journal Reporter
Tony Bentley ... Bruce Miller the Bull
Hunter Burke ... Young Analyst David
Candice Harrison ... Investor
Jay Jablonski ... Matt Wright
Marcus Lyle Brown ... Merrill Lynch Trader
Elton LeBlanc ... Convention Delegate/Strip Club Drunk/Blackjack Player
Jeffry Griffin ... Chris
Nazeema Bartek ... Analysis/Silicone Valley Manager/International Traveller
Tracy Mann ... Banker
David Kallaway ... Game Jersey Guy
Mike R. Moreau ... Business Executive
Colin Lawless ... Nicolas
Stanley Wong ... Ted Jiang
Andrea Vittoria Alvarado ... Clothing Boutique Clerk
Leslie Castay ... Therapist
Anthony Marble ... Therapy Businessman #1
Jack Millard ... Lehman Executive
Tyler Kunkle ... Doug
Patrick Kearns ... Casino Security
Jesse Yarborough ... Mortgage Broker
Kelly Lind ... Font Point Receptionist
John Neisler ... Seminar Leader #2
Daryl Thibodaux ... Analyst
Cynthia LeBlanc ... Blackjack Player/Convention Delegate
Oscar Gale ... Tattoo Neck Guy
David Michael Cefalu ... Analyst
Elliott Grey ... Lehman Brothers Rep
Peter Epstein ... Paul Baum
Christopher Gulas ... Businessman
Jay Potter ... Deutsche Rep
Christina Michelle Williams ... Banker/Airport Passenger
Paul Campanella ... Banker
Richard R. Corapi ... JP Morgan Employee
Colette Divine ... B Of A Lobby Security Guard
984 3/4
The Big Sick 
AMG SYNOPSIS: A Pakistani-American standup comedian (Kumail Nanjiani) falls for a white grad student (Zoe Kazan), and decides to keep their uncertain romance a secret from his traditionalist, Muslim family. However, their relationship gets more serious when she develops a mysterious illness, which in turn forces him to bond with her parents (Holly Hunter and Ray Romano). Emily V. Gordon and Nanjiani wrote this romantic comedy, which is based on their real-life courtship. The Big Sick made its world premiere at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival. --

Moods : In the Mood for Love
Themes : Battling Illness | Families in Crisis | Immigrant Life | Interracial/Cross-Cultural Romance
Keywords : break-up [romantic], family-disapproval, family-illness, forbidden-love, Muslim, White (Caucasian)
Comedy, Romance, Family Drama, Romantic Comedy 
Kumail Nanjiani ... Kumail
Zoe Kazan ... Emily
Holly Hunter ... Beth
Ray Romano ... Terry
Anupam Kher ... Azmat
Zenobia Shroff ... Sharmeen
Adeel Akhtar ... Naveed
Bo Burnham ... CJ
Aidy Bryant ... Mary
Kurt Braunohler ... Chris
Myra Lucretia-Taylor ... Nurse Judy
Jeremy Shamos ... Bob Dalavan
David Alan Grier ... Andy Dodd
Ed Herbstman ... Sam Highsmith
Shenaz Treasurywala ... Fatima
Rebecca Naomi Jones ... Jesse
Linda Emond ... Dr. Cunningham
Andrew Pang ... Dr. Spellman
Susham Bedi ... Tina (Khadija's Mother)
Myra Turley ... Waiting Room Person 1
William Stephenson ... Waiting Room Person 2
Marilyn Torres ... Waiting Room Person 3
93 2/4
The Big White 
AMG SYNOPSIS: A travel agent in deep debt attempts to swindle a by-the-books insurance agent by claiming the corpse of a gangland hit as his long-missing brother in director Mark Mylod's dark crime comedy. Paul Barnell (Robin Williams) is in trouble. Saddled with a cantankerous wife (Holly Hunter) and unable to convince ambitious insurance company agent Ted (Giovanni Ribisi) to pay off the one-million-dollar claim on his brother, who has been missing for five years, Paul's debts are mounting as fast as his life is crumbling. When Paul discovers the corpse of a nameless man who ended up on the wrong side of the mob, desperation drives him to stage a grizzly death scene and make it look as if his brother has suffered a horrible fate. Though the local police force is easily taken by Paul's elaborate ruse, it's going to take a little more convincing before Ted is willing to sign off on the hefty insurance payment. -- Jason Buchanan

Moods : Comedy on the Edge
Themes : Cons and Scams | Down on Their Luck | Nothing Goes Right | Bumbling Cops | Small-Town Life | Unlikely Criminals
Keywords : agent [representative], claim, gangster, insurance, missing-person, mob-boss, travel-agent, wife
Comedy, Black Comedy, Crime Comedy 
Robin Williams ... Paul Barnell
Holly Hunter ... Margaret Barnell
Giovanni Ribisi ... Ted Watters
Woody Harrelson ... Raymond Barnell
Tim Blake Nelson ... Gary
Alison Lohman ... Tiffany
W. Earl Brown ... Jimbo
Deborah Aquila
Frank Adamson ... Detective
Andrea Shawcross ... hair stylist
Ryan Miranda ... Korean-Am Teenager
Craig March ... Howard
Frank C. Turner ... Dave
Brenda McDonald ... Mrs Wherry
Deena Fontaine ... Female Cop
Joanne Rodriguez ... TV Reporter
Eric Epstein ... Minister
Harry Nelken ... Warehouse Owner Spellman
94 3/4
AMG SYNOPSIS: A fading actor (Michael Keaton) best known for his portrayal of a popular superhero attempts to mount a comeback by appearing in a Broadway play. As opening night approaches, his attempts to become more altruistic, rebuild his career, and reconnect with friends and family prove more difficult than expected. Lindsay Duncan, Zach Galifianakis, and Edward Norton co-star in this black comedy from Biutiful director Alejandro González Iñárritu. -- Jason Buchanan

Moods : Comedy on the Edge
Themes : Actor's Life | Down on Their Luck | Redemption | Underdogs
Keywords : actor, Broadway, career, comeback, comedy, daughter, ego, Superhero, supernatural-powers, telekinesis
Comedy, Black Comedy, Satire, Showbiz Drama 
Michael Keaton ... Riggan
Edward Norton ... Mike
Zach Galifianakis ... Jake
Andrea Riseborough ... Laura
Lindsay Duncan ... Tabitha
Amy Ryan ... Sylvia
Emma Stone ... Sam
Naomi Watts ... Lesley
Kenny Chin ... Korean Grocer
Jamahl Garrison-Lowe ... Daniel (Stagehand)
Jeremy Shamos ... Ralph
Katherine O'Sullivan ... Costume Assistant
Damian Young ... Gabriel
Keenan Shimizu ... Han
Akira Ito ... Translator
Natalie Gold ... Clara
Merritt Wever ... Annie
Michael Siberry ... Larry
Clark Middleton ... Sydney
William Youmans ... Bartender (Tommy)
Paula Pell ... Lady in Bar
David Fierro ... Man in Bar
Hudson Flynn ... Kid in Bar (Billy)
Warren Kelly ... Dresser
Joel Garland ... Stagehand
Brent Bateman ... Broadway Tourist
Donna Lynne Champlin ... Broadway Lady
Valentino Musumeci ... Broadway Kids
Taylor Schwencke ... Broadway Kids
Craig Mums Grant ... Broadway Man on Street
Kyle Knauf ... Annoying Times Square Guy
Dave Neal ... Annoying Times Squares Guy
Kelly Southerland ... Annoying Times Squares Guy
Roberta Colindrez ... Broadway Woman on Street
Frank Ridley ... Mr. Roth
Janis Corsair ... Female Usher
Rakesh G. Shaw ... Liquor Store Owner
Bill Camp ... Crazy Man
Malachi Weir ... Guy in Window
Jackie Hoffman ... Lady on Balcony (Mary)
Glenn Wein ... Young Male Usher
Nicolas Rain Noe ... Intermission Woman
Susan Blackwell ... Intermission Woman
Anna Hardwick ... Blonde Reporter
Dusan Dukic ... Newscaster
Helena-Alexis Seymour ... Newscaster
95 3/4
Black Hawk Down 
AMG SYNOPSIS: A quickly forgotten chapter in United States military history is relived in this harrowing war drama from director Ridley Scott, based on a series of Philadelphia Inquirer articles and subsequent book by reporter Mark Bowden. On October 3rd, 1993, an elite team of more than 100 Delta Force soldiers and Army Rangers, part of a larger United Nations peacekeeping force, are dropped into civil war-torn Mogadishu, Somalia, in an effort to kidnap two of local crime lord Mohamed Farah Aidid's top lieutenants. Among the team: Staff Sgt. Matt Eversmann (Josh Hartnett), Ranger Lt. Col. Danny McKnight (Tom Sizemore), the resourceful Delta Sgt. First Class Jeff Sanderson (William Fichtner), and Ranger Spec. Grimes (Ewan McGregor), a desk-bound clerk getting his first taste of live combat. When two of the mission's Black Hawk helicopters are shot down by enemy forces, the Americans -- committed to recovering every man, dead or alive -- stay in the area too long and are quickly surrounded. The ensuing firefight is a merciless 15-hour ordeal and the longest ground battle involving American soldiers since the Vietnam War. In the end, 70 soldiers are injured and 18 are dead, along with hundreds of Somalians. Black Hawk Down was voted one of the top ten films of the year by the National Board of Review prior to its limited Oscar-qualifying release. On the basis of his work in this film, co-star Eric Bana, a relatively unknown Australian actor playing Delta Sgt. First Class "Hoot" Gibson, won the lead in director Ang Lee's version of The Hulk (2003). -- Karl Williams

Moods : Food for Thought | Tough Guys
Themes : Great Battles | Military Life
Keywords : government, guerrilla, helicopter, mission [quest], Somalia, troops, warlord, war-torn
War, Combat Films, War Drama 
Josh Hartnett ... Ranger Staff Sgt. Matt Eversmann
Ewan McGregor ... Ranger Spec. Grimes
Jason Isaacs ... Steele
Tom Sizemore ... Ranger Lt. Col. Danny McKnight
Eric Bana ... Delta Sgt. First Class "Hoot" Gibson
William Fichtner ... Delta Sgt. First Class Jeff Sanderson
Ewen Bremner ... Spec. Sgt. Shawn Nelson
Sam Shepard ... Maj. Gen. William F. Garrison
Kim Coates ... Wex
Hugh Dancy ... Ranger Sgt. First Class Kurt Schmid
Ron Eldard ... Chief Warrant Officer Mike Durant
Ioan Gruffudd ... Beales
Tom Guiry ... Yurek
Charlie Hofheimer ... Smith
Danny Hoch ... Pilla
Glenn Morshower ... Matthews
Gabriel Casseus ... Ranger Spec. Mike Kurth
Jeremy Piven ... Walcott
Brendan Sexton III ... Kowalewski
Johnny Strong ... Shughart
Richard Tyson ... Busch
Brian Van Holt ... Struecker
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau ... Gordon
Steven Ford ... Cribbs
Ian Virgo ... Waddell
Tom Hardy ... Twombly
Carmine Giovinazzo ... Goodale
Chris Beetem ... Joyce
Tac Fitzgerald ... Thomas
Matthew Marsden ... Sizemore
Orlando Bloom ... Blackburn
Kent Linville ... Othic
Michael Roof ... Maddox
George Harris ... Atto
Razaaq Adoti ... Mo'alim
Treva Etienne ... Firimbi
Ty Burrell ... Wilkinson
Boyd Kestner ... Goffena
Jason Hildabrant ... Jollata
Gregory Sporleder ... Galentine
Johann Myers ... Somali Father
Dana Woods ... Fales
Abdibashir Mohamed Hersi ... Somali Spy
Pavel Vokoun ... Briley
Kofi Amankwah ... Somali Kid
Joshua Quarcoo ... Somali Kid
Lee Geohagen ... Somali son with gun
964 2/4
The Black Hole 
AMG SYNOPSIS: An ambitious sci-fier from the Disney folks, The Black Hole takes place in the future. A quintet of space travelers stumble across a "black hole." Not wishing to be sucked into the void, the crew prepares to flee, but stops long enough to investigate a mysterious space vessel near the entrance of the hole. Manning this craft is mad scientist Dr. Hans Reinhardt (Maximillian Schell), who intends to explore the black hole in hopes of finding the universe's energy source. The cast includes Anthony Perkins, Robert Forster, Yvette Mimieux, and others. The Black Hole marked one of the Disney company's first PG-rated films. --

Moods : Other Dimensions
Themes : Mad Scientists | Robots and Androids | Space Travel
Keywords : good [quality], bad-guy, black-hole, exploration, genius, good-guy, investigator, mad-scientist, rampage, robot, space, space-exploration, technology
Attributes : High Production Values
Action, Science Fiction, Sci-Fi Action, Space Adventure 
Maximilian Schell ... Dr. Hans Reinhardt
Anthony Perkins ... Dr. Alex Durant
Robert Forster ... Capt. Dan Holland
Joseph Bottoms ... Lt. Charles Pizer
Yvette Mimieux ... Dr. Kate McGraw
Ernest Borgnine ... Harry Booth
Tom McLoughlin ... Capt. S.T.A.R.
Roddy McDowall ... V.I.N.CENT
Slim Pickens ... Bob
973 1/4
Black Mama, White Mama 
AMG SYNOPSIS: Two female prisoners, one black and one white attempt to escape a women's reformatory in this violent exploitation film that is a cheap knock- off of The Defiant Ones. The black woman is in for prostitution while her blonde counterpart was involved with a radical group. They escape after lesbian guards make passes at them. Though chained together, the two manage to make their way through the Filipino jungle to a camp filled with revolutionaries and drug smugglers. There more action ensues as the crooks engage in a climactic battle with a crooked cop. --

Themes : Escape From Prison | Women in Prison | Race Relations
Keywords : abuse, captor, cross-cultural-relations, doctor/nurse, exploitation, island, prison-escape, prison-warden, radical
Action, Sexploitation, Prison Film 
Lotis Key ... Jeanette
Bruno Punzalan ... Truck Driver
Alona Alegre ... Juana
Alfonso Carvajal ... Galindo
Vic Diaz ... Vic
Dindo Fernando ... Rocco
Wendy Green ... Ronda
Ricardo Herrero ... Luis
Pam Grier ... Lee Daniels
Sid Haig ... Ruben
Lynn Borden ... Densmore
Laurie Burton ... Logan
Eddie Garcia ... Capt. Cruz
Margaret Markov ... Karen Brent
Jess Ramos ... Alfredo
96 3/4
Black Mass 
AMG SYNOPSIS: The true story of one of America's most violent and infamous gangsters, Whitey Bulger. Johnny Depp stars as Bulger, who was the brother of a state senator and was eventually convinced to wear a wire for the FBI to bring down the Italian mafia in Boston after they invaded his territory. Scott Cooper directs, with Mark Mallouk penning the screenplay based on Dick Lehr and Gerald O'Neill's 2001 best-seller Black Mass: The True Story of An Unholy Alliance Between The FBI and The Irish Mob. -- Daniel Gelb

Themes : Mafia Life | Police Corruption
Crime, Biopic [feature], Crime Drama 
Johnny Depp ... Whitey Bulger
Benedict Cumberbatch ... William Bulger
Jesse Plemons ... Kevin Weeks
Joel Edgerton ... John Connolly
Sienna Miller ... Catherine Greig
Dakota Johnson ... Lindsey Cyr
Rory Cochrane ... Stephen Flemmi
Julianne Nicholson ... Marianne Connolly
Adam Scott ... FBI Agent Robert Fitzpatrick
David Harbour ... John Morris
Jeremy Strong
Brad Carter ... John McIntyre
W. Earl Brown ... John Martorano
Corey Stoll ... Fred Wyshak
Kevin Bacon ... FBI Agent Charles McGuire
Peter Sarsgaard ... Brian Halloran
Bill Camp ... John Callahan
Juno Temple ... Deborah Hussey
Scott Anderson ... Tommy King
Lonnie Farmer ... DEA Agent Eric Olsen (Interrogator)
Mary Klug ... Mom Bulger
Erica McDermott ... Mary Bulger
Owen Burke ... Buddy Leonard
Jamie Donnelly ... Mrs. Cody
David DeBeck ... Roger Wheeler
David Conley ... Officer Flynn
Anthony Molinari ... Charlie McTiernan
Todd Ryan Jones ... Charlie's Friend
Bates Wilder ... Agent James
Gary Galone ... State Captain
Brian A. White ... Prisoner
Tom Kemp ... Father Mackey
Naheem Garcia ... DEA Agent
Cary "Big Shug" Guy ... Drug Dealer
Sean Malone ... Crook
Jack Neary ... Barman
Jimmy Joe Maher ... Boot Shop Owner
Forry Buckingham ... World Jai Alai Chairman
Michael F. Murphy ... Porthole Customer
Alexander Cook ... DEA Agent Dan Doherty
1106 4/4
Black Panther 
AMG SYNOPSIS: Following the death of his father, T'Challa (Chadwick Boseman) is crowned the king of Wakanda, a technologically advanced country in Africa that has hidden itself away from the rest of the world. T'Challa is charged with defending the nation in his guise as the costumed superhero known as Black Panther, but his reign is challenged by a Wakanda dissident named Erik Killmonger (Michael B. Jordan), who wants to sell the country's natural resources to fund an uprising. Lupita Nyong'o, Danai Gurira, Martin Freeman, Daniel Kaluuya, Letitia Wright, Winston Duke, Angela Bassett, Forest Whitaker, and Andy Serkis co-star. Directed by Ryan Coogler. --

Moods : Other Dimensions
Themes : Chosen One | Fantasy Lands | Heroic Mission | Reluctant Hero
Keywords : African, death-in-family, enemy, king, kingdom, panther, Superhero
Attributes : High Budget
Action, Science Fiction, Sci-Fi Action, Sci-Fi Adventure, Superhero Film 
Chadwick Boseman ... T'Challa/Black Panther
Michael B. Jordan ... Erik Killmonger
Lupita Nyong'o ... Nakia
Danai Gurira ... Okoye
Martin Freeman ... Everett K. Ross
Daniel Kaluuya ... W'Kabi
Angela Bassett ... Ramonda
Forest Whitaker ... Zuri
Andy Serkis ... Ulysses Klaue / Klaw
John Kani ... T'Chaka
Isaach de Bankolé ... River Tribe Elder
Connie Chiume ... Mining Tribe Elder
Danny Sapani ... Border Tribe Elder
Sope Aluko ... Shaman
Stan Lee ... Thirsty Gambler
Atandwa Kani ... Young T'Chaka
Ashton Tyler ... Young T'Challa
Denzel Whitaker ... James/Young Zuri
Bambadjan Bamba ... Militant Leader
Jermaine T. Holt ... Driver
Francesca Faridany ... Museum Director
Mark Ashworth ... Security Guard
Seth Carr ... Young Killmonger
Jeremy Sample ... Jabari Fisherman
Alexis Rhee ... Elderly Woman
97 2/4
Black Sea 
AMG SYNOPSIS: A rogue submarine captain accepts a potentially lucrative offer to seek out a missing treasure in the Black Sea despite the sneaking suspicion that he may be double crossed in this sea adventure starring Jude Law and Scoot McNairy, and directed by Kevin Macdonald. -- Jason Buchanan

Moods : Nail-biters
Themes : Dangerous Friends | Haunted By the Past | Treasure Hunts
Keywords : captain [ship], deep-sea, double-cross, gold, rogue, salvage, sea, submarine, sunken, survival, suspicion, treasure, undersea
Thriller, Caper, Psychological Thriller, Sea Adventure 
Jude Law ... Robinson
Scoot McNairy ... Daniels
Ben Mendelsohn ... Fraser
David Threlfall ... Peters
Karl Davies ... Liam
Jodie Whittaker ... Chrissy
921 2/4
Black Snake Moan 
AMG SYNOPSIS: When a weathered, God-fearing ex-blues musician finds the town nymphomaniac severely beaten and left for dead on the side of the road, he vows to cure her of her wicked ways in Hustle & Flow director Craig Brewer's raw and unflinching follow-up. Lazarus (Samuel L. Jackson) is a hard-living ex-blues guitarist for whom the troubled days are beginning to outnumber the good. Rae (Christina Ricci) is a 22-year-old sex addict whose wild ways are finally about to catch up with her. When Lazarus discovers Rae covered in dust and clinging to life on the side of the road, he takes her in and nurses her back to health; but Lazarus isn't your typical caregiver, he's more concerned for Rae's immortal soul than he is for her physical well-being. Now, after chaining Rae down and employing the power of the Good Book to curb the salacious seductress' hedonistic ways, Lazarus will be forced to confront his own darkest demons in order to save the soul of a woman whose one-way ticket to hell has already been paid in full. Now, as Lazarus wages a righteous struggle to redeem the soul of the fallen Rae while simultaneously ensuring that his own life hasn't been lived in vain, the situation threatens to explode as Rae's possessive boyfriend, Ronnie (Justin Timberlake) -- a roughneck Guardsman currently preparing for a tour of duty in Iraq -- comes searching for his missing lover. -- Jason Buchanan

Moods : A World of Its Own
Themes : Southern Gothic | Haunted By the Past | Redemption
Keywords : Bible, blues-music, chain, father-figure, nymphomaniac, reform [improve]
Drama, Psychological Drama 
Samuel L. Jackson ... Lazarus Woods
Christina Ricci ... Rae
Justin Timberlake ... Ronnie
S. Epatha Merkerson ... Angela
John Cothran, Jr. ... Reverend R.L.
David Banner ... Tehronne
Michael Raymond-James ... Gill
Adriane Lenox ... Rose Woods
Kim Richards ... Sandy (Rae's Mother)
Neimus K. Williams ... Lincoln
Leonard Thomas ... Deke Woods
Claude Phillips ... Bojo
Amy Lavere ... Jesse
Clare Grant ... Kell
Jeff Pope ... Batson
Willie Hall ... Pinetop
John Malloy ... Gene
T.C. Sharpe ... Archie
John Still ... Herman
Jared Hopkins ... Auto Worker
Tosh Newman ... Conner
Cody Block ... Bryan
Benjamin Rednour ... Guardsman
Carnell Pepper ... Melvin
David Chapman ... Red
Jolynne Palmer ... Ella Mae
John Pickle ... Arty
Kim Justis ... Waitress
Cedric Burnside ... Himself
Kenny Brown ... Himself
1150 3/4
Black Swan 
AMG SYNOPSIS: New York City ballet dancer Nina (Natalie Portman) enters into an intense battle of wills with a talented and ambitious new arrival (Mila Kunis) who seems intent on edging her out of the spotlight in this supernatural-flavored psychological thriller from director Darren Aronofsky. Nina covets the role of the Swan Queen in a production of Swan Lake by acclaimed theater director Thomas Leroy (Vincent Cassel). The harder Nina works to win the part, however, the more overwhelmed she becomes by her suspicions that talented newcomer Lily (Kunis) is intent on stealing it away from her. As the production draws near and Nina struggles to master the duel roles of the White Swan and the Black Swan, she grows increasingly unstable to the point where she finds it difficult to distinguish fantasy from reality. Though her burgeoning friendship with the unconventional Lily helps Nina to jettison her perfectionist instincts and find her footing as the Black Swan, the closer she gets to perfecting the role, the further her sanity erodes until she begins to experience a bizarre and profound transformation. --

Moods : Head Trips
Themes : Dancer's Life | Metamorphosis | Feuds
Keywords : dancer, mother, obsession, production [showbiz], swan, transformation, ballet-dance
Thriller, Psychological Thriller, Showbiz Drama 
Natalie Portman ... Nina Sayers/The Swan Queen
Mila Kunis ... Lily/The Black Swan
Vincent Cassel ... Thomas Leroy/The Gentleman
Barbara Hershey ... Erica Sayers/The Queen
Winona Ryder ... Beth MacIntyre/ The Dying Swan
Benjamin Millepied ... David/The Prince
Ksenia Solo ... Veronica/Little Swan
Kristina Anapau ... Galina/Little Swan
Janet Montgomery ... Madeline/Little Swan
Sebastian Stan ... Andrew/Suitor
Toby Hemingway ... Tom/Suitor
Sergio Torrado ... Sergio/Rothbart
Mark Margolis ... Mr. Fithian/Patron
Tina Sloan ... Mrs. Fithian/Patron
Abe Aronofsky ... Mr. Stein/Patron
Charlotte Aronofsky ... Mrs. Stein/Patron
Marcia Jean Kurtz ... Costumer Georgina
Shaun P. O'Hagan ... Stage Manager Sebastian
Christopher Gartin ... Sexy Waiter Scott
Deborah Offner ... Administrator Susie
Stanley Herman ... Uncle Hank
Michelle Rodriguez Nouel ... Physical Therapist
Kurt Froman ... Understudy for Siegfried
Marty Krzywonos ... Conductor
Leslie Lyles ... Nurse
John Epperson ... Jaded Piano Player
Arkadiy Figlin ... Piano Player
Timothy Fain ... Violin Player
Sarah Lane ... Lady in the Lane
Liam Flaherty ... Man in Stall
Patrick Heusinger ... Rich Gent
1142 2/4
AMG SYNOPSIS: British director Stephen Norrington helmed this David S. Goyer adaptation of the Marvel Comics character created in 1973 by scripter Marv Wolfman and artist Gene Colan. In the Tomb of Dracula comic book origin, just before Blade's mother gave birth to Blade, she was bitten by a vampire, which made Blade immune to vampires. Now a vampire hunter, Blade, joined by vampire detective Hannibal King and Dracula-descendent Frank Drake, stalks vampires. In the 1990s (in Marvel's Nightstalkers), Blade teamed with Drake and King in an agency created to fight a variety of supernatural beings. The Marvel origin is retold in this 1998 Norrington film, with Blade's mother dying as he is born. Thirty-some years later, Blade now exists somewhere between the two worlds, not human but not fully vampire. He has become a relentless and superhuman vampire hunter, out to avenge the death of his mother and protect the rest of humankind from the evil vampire race. In this pursuit, Blade storms a notorious vampire nightclub and in a virtual bloodbath manages to wipe out most of the blood-lusting denizens. But the burnt corpse of vampire Quinn (Donal Logue) is reanimated at the hospital morgue and bites hematologist Karen Jenson (N'Bushe Wright). Blade magically appears at the hospital just in time to whisk Karen to his hideaway, a machine-shop run by his mentor Abraham Whistler (Kris Kristofferson), who once rescued Blade and who now produces a antidote to keep Blade from turning into a full-fledged vampire and who builds custom weapons for Blade to use against his evil foes. Meanwhile, Blade's vampire arch-nemesis Deacon Frost (Stephen Dorff) uses computers to translate the Book of Erebus, with the ultimate aim of bringing down the old-guard vampire council, headed by Dragonetti (Udo Kier), and triggering the Blood Tide -- an event in which everyone in the world becomes a vampire. --

Moods : Adrenaline Rush | Blood and Gore
Themes : Vampires | Heroic Mission | Criminal's Revenge
Keywords : Superhero, vampire, good-vs-evil
Attributes : High Production Values
Action, Fantasy, Superhero Film, Martial Arts 
Wesley Snipes ... Blade
Stephen Dorff ... Deacon Frost
Kris Kristofferson ... Whistler
N'Bushe Wright ... Karen
Donal Logue ... Quinn
Udo Kier ... Dragonetti
Arly Jover ... Mercury
Traci Lords ... Racquel
Kevin Patrick Walls ... Krieger
Tim Guinee ... Curtis Webb
Sanaa Lathan ... Vanessa
Eric Edwards ... Pearl
Kenny Johnson ... Heatseeking Dennis
1232 3/4
Blade II 
AMG SYNOPSIS: Four years after scoring a box-office touchdown with Blade (1998), actor Wesley Snipes returns to portray the Marvel Comics character again in this sequel that teams him with Mexican horror director Guillermo del Toro. A half-vampire, half-human hybrid, Blade (Snipes) is a merciless vampire hunter bent on destroying the bloodsuckers that feed on humanity. The keys to Blade's success are a serum that allows him to resist the urge for blood and an array of inventive, deadly weapons, both of which were once supplied by his mentor, Whistler (Kris Kristofferson). Since Whistler's death, Blade has relocated to Prague and recruited the pot-smoking slacker Scud (Norman Reedus) to take the place of his father figure, but then he discovers that Whistler's not dead after all: He's been infected with the vampire virus. Reunited with Whistler, Blade is dealt an even bigger surprise: His greatest enemy, vampire leader Damaskinos (Thomas Kretschmann), wants to make peace with him. It seems that the vampires are facing a greater threat than Blade and hope to persuade him to fight the Reapers, a mutated super-race of vampires on a rampage of murder, indiscriminately killing both humans and their fellow bloodsuckers while sucking their victims dry. Blade agrees to a truce and joins the Bloodpack, an elite squad of commandos originally formed to fight Blade himself. Soon, the vampire soldiers discover that the virus responsible for creating their enemies is spreading rapidly and can be traced back to a mysterious "Patient Zero." Blade 2 (2002) co-stars Ron Perlman, Leonor Varela, Donnie Yen, and Matt Schulze. -- Karl Williams

Moods : Adrenaline Rush | Blood and Gore
Themes : Heroic Mission | Lone Wolves | Race Against Time | Vampires
Keywords : bloodsucker, vampire, vigilante, half-human, commando, cooperation, peace-treaty, truce, undead, breeding, friendship, immortality, partner, sidekick, virus, serum
Action, Horror, Action Thriller, Superhero Film 
Wesley Snipes ... Blade
Kris Kristofferson ... Whistler
Ron Perlman ... Rienhard
Leonor Varela ... Nyssa
Norman Reedus ... Scud
Thomas Kretschmann ... Damaskinos
Luke Goss ... Nomak
Matt Schulze ... Chupa
Danny John-Jules ... Asad
Donnie Yen ... Snowman
Karel Roden ... Kounen
Tony Curran ... Priest
Santiago Segura ... Rush
Sanaa Lathan ... Vanessa Brooks (uncredited)
98 4/4
Blade Runner 
AMG SYNOPSIS: A blend of science fiction and noir detective fiction, Blade Runner (1982) was a box office and critical bust upon its initial exhibition, but its unique postmodern production design became hugely influential within the sci-fi genre, and the film gained a significant cult following that increased its stature. Harrison Ford stars as Rick Deckard, a retired cop in Los Angeles circa 2019. L.A. has become a pan-cultural dystopia of corporate advertising, pollution and flying automobiles, as well as replicants, human-like androids with short life spans built by the Tyrell Corporation for use in dangerous off-world colonization. Deckard's former job in the police department was as a talented blade runner, a euphemism for detectives that hunt down and assassinate rogue replicants. Called before his one-time superior (M. Emmett Walsh), Deckard is forced back into active duty. A quartet of replicants led by Roy Batty (Rutger Hauer) has escaped and headed to Earth, killing several humans in the process. After meeting with the eccentric Eldon Tyrell (Joe Turkel), creator of the replicants, Deckard finds and eliminates Zhora (Joanna Cassidy), one of his targets. Attacked by another replicant, Leon (Brion James), Deckard is about to be killed when he's saved by Rachael (Sean Young), Tyrell's assistant and a replicant who's unaware of her true nature. In the meantime, Batty and his replicant pleasure model lover, Pris (Darryl Hannah) use a dying inventor, J.F. Sebastian (William Sanderson) to get close to Tyrell and murder him. Deckard tracks the pair to Sebastian's, where a bloody and violent final confrontation between Deckard and Batty takes place on a skyscraper rooftop high above the city. In 1992, Ridley Scott released a popular director's cut that removed Deckard's narration, added a dream sequence, and excised a happy ending imposed by the results of test screenings; these legendary behind-the-scenes battles were chronicled in a 1996 tome, Future Noir: The Making of Blade Runner, by Paul M. Sammon. -- Karl Williams

Moods : A World of Its Own | Other Dimensions
Themes : Future Dystopias | Experiments Gone Awry | Obsessive Quests | Robots and Androids | Technology Run Amok
Keywords : android, cyborg, future, detective, killing, man-vs-machine, technology, killler-robot
Attributes : Cult Film, High Artistic Quality, High Historical Importance, High Production Values
Science Fiction, Tech Noir, Sci-Fi Action 
Harrison Ford ... Rick Deckard
Rutger Hauer ... Roy Batty
Sean Young ... Rachael
Edward James Olmos ... Gaff
M. Emmet Walsh ... Harry Bryant
Daryl Hannah ... Pris
William Sanderson ... J.F. Sebastian
Brion James ... Leon
Joe Turkel ... Tyrell
Joanna Cassidy ... Zhora
James Hong ... Chew
Morgan Paull ... Holden
Kevin Thompson ... Bear
John E. Allen ... Kaiser
Hy Pyke ... Taffey Lewis
Kimiko Hiroshige ... Cambodian Woman
Charles Knapp ... Bartender
Robert Okazaki ... Sushi Master
1054 3/4
Blade Runner 2049 
AMG SYNOPSIS: This sequel to Ridley Scott's landmark 1982 science-fiction film picks up the story 30 years later, giving viewers another detailed look at a future in which humanity live in polluted, overcrowded cities and rely on androids known as "replicants" for slave labor. In 2049 Los Angeles, K (Ryan Gosling) works as a "blade runner," a specialized law-enforcement agent dedicated to tracking down and killing rogue replicants. But when he uncovers a shocking conspiracy involving the robot laborers, he searches for the one person who might have answers: a former blade runner named Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford), who vanished decades earlier. Directed by Denis Villeneuve (Arrival, Sicario). Ana de Armas, Sylvia Hoeks, Robin Wright, Mackenzie Davis, Dave Bautista, and Jared Leto co-star. --

Moods : A World of Its Own | Other Dimensions
Themes : Robots and Androids | Technology Run Amok
Keywords : cyborg, future, detective, technology
Attributes : High Budget, High Production Values
Science Fiction, Action, Tech Noir, Sci-Fi Action 
Ryan Gosling ... K
Harrison Ford ... Rick Deckard
Ana deArmas ... Joi
Sylvia Hoeks ... Luv
Robin Wright ... Lieutenant Joshi
Carla Juri ... Dr. Ana Stelline
Lennie James ... Mister Cotton
Dave Bautista ... Sapper Morton
Jared Leto ... Niander Wallace
Mackenzie Davis ... Mariette
Mark Arnold ... Interviewer
Vilma Szecsi ... Angry Old Lady
Wood Harris ... Nandez
David Dastmalchian ... Coco
Tomas Lemarquis ... File Clerk
Sallie Harmsen ... Female Replicant
Hiam Abbass ... Freysa
Krista Kosonen ... Doxie #2
Elarica Johnson ... Doxie #3
Andre Lukacs Molnar ... Memory Child
Istvan Goz ... Scavenger #1
Joshua Tersoo Allagh ... Scavenger #3
Zoltan Beres ... Scavenger #4
Ferenc Gyorgyi ... Scavenger #6
Samuel Brown ... Orphanage Boy
Kincso Santa ... Birthday Girl
Barkhad Abdi ... Doc Badger
Benjamin Thompson ... Elvis Look-A-Like
Suzi Kennedy ... Marilyn Look-A-Like
Stephen Triffitt ... Sinatra Look-A-Like
1233 1/4
Blade: Trinity 
AMG SYNOPSIS: Wesley Snipes returns as legendary vampire hunter Blade in this, the third film inspired by the popular Marvel Comics character. A fearless warrior immune to vampires, Blade (Snipes) has become a hated enemy of the bloodsucking community, and as they gather in their desert compound, a group of vampires is plotting to eliminate Blade once and for all by turning the mortal community against him. The vampires have concocted a misinformation campaign that paints a picture of Blade as a ruthless murderer and has sent the FBI on the vampire hunter's trail, led by the relentless agent Cumberland (James Remar). At the same time, the vampires have brought their founding father, Dracula, back to his undead state, renaming him Drake (Dominic Purcell) and investing him with special powers that allow him to walk unharmed in daylight. After a dangerous encounter with Cumberland, Blade and his ally, Whistler (Kris Kristofferson), form an uneasy alliance with a scruffy team of human vampire slayers, the Nighstalkers, led by Hannibal King (Ryan Reynolds), and Whistler's daughter, Abigail (Jessica Biel. While Sommerfield (Natasha Lyonne), a biologist working with the Nightstalkers, researches a scientific answer to the vampire problem, Blade and his comrades take a more hands-on approach against Drake and his minions, including Danica Talos (Parker Posey), Asher (Callum Keith Rennie), and Grimwood (Triple H). Blade: Trinity was directed by David Goyer, who also wrote the screenplay for this film, as well as the first two movies in the series. -- Mark Deming

Moods : Adrenaline Rush
Themes : Vampires
Keywords : alliance, Dracula, human, vampire
Action, Horror, Action Thriller, Superhero Film 
Wesley Snipes ... Blade
Kris Kristofferson ... Whistler
Jessica Biel ... Abigail Whistler
Ryan Reynolds ... Hannibal King
Parker Posey ... Danica
Dominic Purcell ... Drake
John Michael Higgins ... Dr. Vance
James Remar
Eric Bogosian ... Bentley Tittle
Patton Oswalt ... Hedges
Callum Keith Rennie
Triple H ... Jarko Grimwood
Natasha Lyonne
Mark Berry ... Chief Martin Vreede
Steve Braun ... Wilson Hale
Scott Heindl ... Gedge
Ronald Selmour ... Dex
99 3/4
The Blair Witch Project 
AMG SYNOPSIS: Combining Hi-8 video with black-and-white 16 mm film, this film presents a raw look at what can happen when college students forego common sense and enter the world of voodoo and witchcraft. Presented as a straightforward documentary, the film opens with a title card explaining that in 1994, three students went into the Maryland back woods to do a film project on the Blair Witch incidents. These kids were never seen again, and the film you are about to see is from their recovered equipment, found in the woods a year later. The entire movie documents their adventures leading up to their final minutes. The Blair Witch incident, as we initially learn from the local town elders, is an old legend about a group of witches who tortured and killed several children many years ago. Everyone in town knows the story and they're all sketchy on the details. Out in the woods and away from their parked car (and civilization), what starts as a school exercise turns into a nightmare when the three kids lose their map. Forced to spend extra days finding their way out, the kids then start to hear horrific sounds outside their tents in the pitch-black middle of night. They also find strange artifacts from (what can only be) the Blair Witch, still living in the woods. Frightened, they desperately try to find their way out of the woods, with no luck. Slowly these students start to unravel, knowing they have no way of getting out, no food, and it's getting cold. Each night they are confronted with shrieking and sounds so haunting that they are convinced someone is following them, and they quickly begin to fear for their lives. The film premiered in the midnight movie section at the 1999 Sundance Film Festival. -- Chris Gore

Moods : Spellbinders
Themes : Witches | Filmmaking | Nightmare Vacations | Survival in the Wilderness
Keywords : film-student, witch, woods [place], camping, legend [fable], filmmaker, video-camera
Attributes : High Historical Importance, Low Budget, Low Production Values
Horror, Supernatural Horror 
Heather Donahue
Joshua Leonard
Bob Griffith
Jim King
Sandra Sanchez
Ed Swanson
Patricia Decou
Kim Richards
100 2/4
The Blind Side 
AMG SYNOPSIS: Taken in by a well-to-do family and offered a second chance at life, a homeless teen grows to become the star athlete projected to be the first pick at the NFL draft in this sports-themed comedy drama inspired by author Michael Lewis' best-seller The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game. Michael Oher was living on the streets when he was welcomed into the home of a conservative suburban family, but over time he matured into a talented athlete. As the NFL draft approaches, fans and sports radio personalities alike speculate that Oher will be the hottest pick of the year. Sandra Bullock stars in a film written and directed by John Lee Hancock (The Rookie, The Alamo). -- Jason Buchanan

Moods : Triumph of the Spirit
Themes : Football Players | Unlikely Friendships
Keywords : adoption, African-American, football, high-school, homelessness, mother
Drama, Docudrama, Family Drama, Inspirational Drama, Sports Drama 
Sandra Bullock ... Leigh Anne Tuohy
Tim McGraw ... Sean Tuohy
Quinton Aaron ... Michael Oher
Jae Head ... S.J. Tuohy
Lily Collins ... Collins Tuohy
Ray McKinnon ... Coach Cotton
Kim Dickens ... Mrs. Boswell
Adriane Lenox ... Denise Oher
Kathy Bates ... Miss Sue
Catherine Dyer ... Mrs. Smith
Tom Nowicki ... Literature Teacher
Libby Whittemore ... Sarcastic Teacher
Brian Hollan ... Jay Collis
Melody Weintraub ... History Teacher
Sharon Morris ... Investigator Granger
Omar J. Dorsey ... "Big Tony" Hamilton
Paul Amadi ... Steven Hamilton
IronE Singleton ... Alton
Hampton Fluker ... David
Rhoda Griffis ... Beth
Eaddy Mays ... Elaine
Ashley LeConte Campbell ... Sherry
Stacey Turner ... DMV Employee
Elizabeth Omilami ... CPS Employee
Afemo Omilami ... CPS Welfare Worker
Eric Benson ... Milford #66
David Dwyer ... MilfordDad
Catherine Combs ... Collins's Friend #1
Kelly Johns ... Collins's Friend #2
Whitney Branan ... Lemming's Secretary #1
Brian Sutherin ... Lemming's Secretary #2
Brandon Rivers ... Michael Age Seven
Jody Thompson ... Paramedic
James Donadio ... Photographer
L. Warren Young ... Big and Tall Salesman
Brett Rice ... Cousin Bobby
John Newberg ... Official
Kevin Nichols ... Memphis Policeman
Preston Brant ... Michael's Brother
Matthew Atkinson ... Valet Parker
Trey Best ... Michael's Brother Age Twelve
Omid Soltani ... Rug Salesman
Destiny Long ... Alton's Girlfriend
April Rich ... Teacher in Lounge
Jaye Tyroff ... Milford Player #35
Ben Keen ... Wingate Quarterback
John Henry Hancock ... Rabid Ole Miss Fan
Joseph Chrest ... Clemson Coach
Lamont Koonce ... Tennessee Assistant Coach
Tom Lemming ... Himself
Houston Nutt ... Himself
Ed Orgeron ... Himself
Nick Saban ... Himself
Tommy Tuberville ... Himself
1105 3/4
The Blues Brothers 
AMG SYNOPSIS: Expanding on their Saturday Night Live characters, John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd star as Jake and Elwood Blues, two white boys with black soul. Sporting cool shades and look-alike suits, Jake and Elwood are dispatched on a "mission from God" by their former teacher, Sister Mary Stigmata (Kathleen Freeman). Said mission is to raise $5000 to save an orphanage. In the course of their zany adventures, the Blues Brothers run afoul of neo-Nazi Henry Gibson, perform the theme from Rawhide before the most unruly bar crowd in written history, and lay waste to hundreds of cars on the streets and freeways of Chicago. In case you aren't swept up in the infectuous nuttiness of the brothers Blue, you might have fun spotting film's legion of guest stars, including James Brown, Cab Calloway, Aretha Franklin, Ray Charles, John Candy, Carrie Fisher, Steve Lawrence, Twiggy, Paul Reubens (aka Pee-Wee Herman), Frank Oz, and Steven Spielberg. --

Moods : Just for Fun
Themes : Heroic Mission | Race Against Time | Sibling Relationships
Keywords : band [music group], blues-music, concert, car-crash, church, mall, Neo-Nazi, nun, orphan, police-car, bar [pub], benefit [event], fundraiser
Attributes : High Budget, High Historical Importance, High Production Values
Comedy, Adventure Comedy, Action Comedy, Buddy Film, Rock Musical, Absurd Comedy 
John Belushi ... "Joliet" Jake Blues
Dan Aykroyd ... Elwood Blues
James Brown ... Rev. Cleophus James
John Candy ... Burton Mercer
Ray Charles ... Ray
Carrie Fisher ... Mystery Woman
Cab Calloway ... Curtis
Aretha Franklin ... Soul Food Cafe Owner
Henry Gibson ... Nazi Leader
John Lee Hooker ... Street Slim
Murphy Dunne ... Murph
Steve Cropper ... Steve "The Colonel" Cropper
Tom Malone ... "Bones" Malone
Frank Oz ... Corrections Officer
Kathleen Freeman ... Sister Mary Stigmata
Steven Williams ... Trooper Mount
Charles Napier ... Tucker McElroy
Twiggy ... Chic Lady
Stephen Bishop ... Charming Trooper
John Landis ... Trooper La Fong
Gary McLarty ... Man in Toy Store
John Ring ... Fire Commissioner
Toni Fleming ... Mrs. Tarantino
Norman Matlock ... Police Commissioner
Joe Cirillo ... Police Captain
Paul Reubens ... Waiter
Ben Piazza ... Father
Cindy Fisher ... Daughter #2
Elizabeth Hoy ... Daughter #3
Dean Hill ... Nazi
Gary Houston ... Nazi
Walter Horton ... Tampa Pete
Matt Murphy ... Matt "Guitar" Murphy
Lou Marini ... "Blue" Lou Marini
Jeff Morris ... Bob
Stan Mazin ... Drunk Dancer
Blair Burrows ... Good Ole Boy
Jack Callahan ... Good Ole Boy
Steve Lawrence ... Maury Sline
Sean Hayden ... Orphan
Ralph Foody ... Police Dispatcher
Jack Orend ... Nazi
Alan Rubin ... Mr. Fabulous
101 2/4
The Bodyguard 
AMG SYNOPSIS: Lawrence Kasdan originally wrote his script for The Bodyguard in the late 1960s as a vehicle for Steve McQueen; by the time it reached the screen, Kasdan's star was another movie hearthrob, Kevin Costner. When imperious musical superstar Whitney Houston begins receiving death threats, she is compelled to hire a bodyguard. Enter Costner, who immediately incurs the wrath of Houston and her entourage by imposing prison-like security measures. An ex-Secret Service agent, Costner still hasn't purged himself of his guilt feelings over his inability to protect President Reagan from would-be assassin John Hinckley (in the original concept, the agent had been guarding JFK in Dallas, but Costner was too young to make this credible; besides, he and Oliver Stone had been there before). Gradually, and inevitably, Costner and Houston fall in love. Ralph Waite is cast as Costner's father, while Robert Wuhl and Debbie Reynolds please the crowd in their cameo roles. The Bodyguard was a huge box-office success, helped along in no small part by Whitney Houston's bestselling rendition of the old Dolly Parton hit "I Will Always Love You." -- Hal Erickson

Moods : In the Mood for Love
Themes : Interracial/Cross-Cultural Romance | Bodyguards | Musician's Life | Protecting the Innocent | Woman In Jeopardy
Keywords : diva, music-star, singer, death-threat, fanatic, obsession, stalking, bodyguard, investigation, love, forbidden-love, battle-of-the-sexes, music
Romance, Thriller, Romantic Drama, Showbiz Drama, Melodrama 
Kevin Costner ... Frank Farmer
Whitney Houston ... Rachel Marron
Gary Kemp ... Sy Spector
Bill Cobbs ... Bill Devaney
Ralph Waite ... Herb Farmer
Tomas Arana ... Portman
Christopher Birt ... Henry
Christopher Connelly ... Oscar Arrivals MC
Mike Starr ... Tony
Gerry Bamman ... Ray Court
Joe Urla ... Minella
Tony Pierce ... Dan
Charles Keating ... Klingman
Robert Wuhl ... Oscar Host
Debbie Reynolds ... Herself
Dan Kamin ... Thuringer
Ethel Ayler ... Emma
Richard Schiff ... Skip Thomas
Nathaniel Parker ... Clive Healy
Bert Remsen ... Rotary President
Donald Hotton ... Reverend Hardy
Patricia Healy ... 1st Sound Winner
Rob Sullivan ... Best Sound Presenter
Stephen Shellen ... Tom Winston
Victoria Bass ... Woman in Green
Phil Redrow ... Video Director
Joe Unger ... Journalist
Susan Traylor ... Dress Designer
Linda Thompson ... Female Academy Member
Michele Lamar Richards ... Nikki Marron
102 3/4
AMG SYNOPSIS: From Walt Disney Animation Studios comes Bolt, the tale of a superstar TV pup (voiced by John Travolta) who gets plopped in the middle of America with seemingly no way back to the glam and glitz of Hollywood. Thanks to his starring role on a hit television show, Bolt the pooch has become a household name. But Bolt has bought into his own heroic image, now believing that he really possesses the super-canine powers of his fictional television series. When he's accidentally shipped from Hollywood to New York City, he must rely on the help from his two newfound friends -- an abandoned house cat named Mittens (voiced by Susie Essman) and a television-addicted hamster named Rhino (voice of Mark Walton) -- as he embarks on a cross-country quest to get back to his owner (and co-star), Penny (voice of Miley Cyrus). -- Jeremy Wheeler

Moods : Adrenaline Rush
Themes : Finding a Way Back Home | Fish Out of Water | Man's Best Friend
Keywords : cat, cross-country, dog, television-show, television-star
Comedy, Adventure Comedy 
John Travolta ... Bolt
Miley Cyrus ... Penny
Susie Essman ... Mittens
Mark Walton ... Rhino
Malcolm McDowell ... Dr. Calico
James Lipton ... The Director
Greg Germann ... The Agent
Chris Williams ... Oaken
Diedrich Bader ... Veteran Cat
Nick Swardson ... Blake
J.P. Manoux ... Tom
Dan Fogelman ... Billy
Kari Wahlgren ... Mindy
Randy Savage ... Thug
Ronn Moss ... Dr. Forrester
Grey DeLisle ... Penny's Mom
Tim Mertens ... Bobby
Jeff Bennett ... Lloyd
Daran Norris ... Louie
John DiMaggio ... Saul
103 2/4
The Bone Collector 
AMG SYNOPSIS: Filmed on location in Montreal and New York, The Bone Collector is a suspense thriller that combines Rear Window and Seven. Two cops on the trail of a brutal serial killer must see as one, act as one, and think as one before the next victim falls. Lincoln Rhyme (Denzel Washington) is an intelligent forensics detective who was paralyzed in the line of duty. The author of several books, he has a keen eye for detail and nose for clues that have made him a legend in the law enforcement community. Amelia Donaghy (Angelina Jolie) is a street-smart policewoman in her twenties. On her last day as a street cop, before being transferred to a desk job, Amelia discovers a badly mutilated corpse. Rhyme is asked to investigate the case, but he declines. To him, it is an open-and-shut case not worth his time. But when he takes a close look at the evidence, he is intrigued, as the photos reveal complex messages in their details. The lunatic, who might be a taxi driver (a Scorsese allusion), amuses himself by paying homage to legendary murders in his own gruesome acts. Amelia is assigned to assist Rhyme, and she must be the eyes and ears of the quadriplegic detective. And they must capture the killer before he strikes again. Written by Jeremy Iacone and based on a book of the same title by Jeffrey Deaver, The Bone Collector was directed by the Australian thriller specialist Phillip Noyce, who directed such films as Clear and Present Danger and Dead Calm. -- Gönül Dönmez-Colin

Moods : Nail-biters
Themes : Mind Games | Serial Killers | Murder Investigations | Rookie Cops | Race Against Time
Keywords : expert, detective, rookie, serial-killer, clue, quadriplegic, evidence
Thriller, Police Detective Film, Psychological Thriller 
Denzel Washington ... Lincoln Rhyme
Angelina Jolie ... Amelia Donaghy
Queen Latifah ... Thelma
Michael Rooker ... Capt. Howard Cheney
Mike McGlone ... Detective Kenny Soloman
Luis Guzman ... Eddie Ortiz
Leland Orser ... Richard Thompson
John Benjamin Hickey ... Dr. Barry Lehman
Bobby Cannavale ... Steve
Ed O'Neill ... Detective Paulie Sellitto
Zena Grey
Fulvio Cecere ... Forensics Expert
104 1/4
The Bonfire of the Vanities 
AMG SYNOPSIS: Brian De Palma's Hollywood sanitization of Tom Wolfe's scabrous satire stars Tom Hanks as Sherman McCoy, the "master of the universe," a shallow Wall Street investor who makes millions while enjoying the good life and the sexual favors of Maria Ruskin (Melanie Griffith), a Southern belle golddigger. Sherman and Maria are driving back to Maria's apartment from the airport when Maria takes a wrong turn on the expressway and the two find themselves in the South Bronx. She sees a black youth approaching Sherman's car and Maria, frightened, guns the engine, running over the teenager and killing him. The two drive away and decide not to report the accident to the police. Meanwhile, indigent alcoholic journalist Peter Fallow (Bruce Willis), anxious for a story to make good with his editor, comes upon the hit-and-run tale through local black community activist, Reverend Bacon (John Hancock). Bacon plans to use the hit-and-run case as a rallying point for the black community, while Fallow recognizes the press coverage inherent in prosecuting the callow Sherman. As Sherman is brought to his knees, the New York community fragments into different factions who use the case to suit their own cynical political purposes. Finally, Sherman is left without any allies to support him except for the sympathetic Judge White (Morgan Freeman) and the remorseful Fallow. -- Paul Brenner

Themes : Class Differences | Members of the Press | Office Politics
Keywords : accident, blackmail, business, confession [criminal], courtroom, cross-cultural-relations, hit-and-run, manslaughter, mistress, stockbroker, urban-problems
Attributes : High Production Values
Comedy, Black Comedy, Satire 
Tom Hanks ... Sherman McCoy
Bruce Willis ... Peter Fallow
Melanie Griffith ... Maria Ruskin
Kim Cattrall ... Judy McCoy
Morgan Freeman ... Judge Leonard White
Saul Rubinek ... Jed Kramer
F. Murray Abraham ... D.A. Abe Weiss
John Hancock ... Reverend Bacon
Kevin Dunn ... Thomas Killian
Clifton James ... Albert Fox
Louis Giambalvo ... Ray Andruitti
Barton Heyman ... Detective Martin
Norman Parker ... Detective Goldberg
Donald Moffat ... Mr. McCoy (Sherman's Father)
Alan King ... Arthur Ruskin
Beth Broderick ... Caroline Heftshank
Kurt Fuller ... Pollard Browning
Adam Le Fevre ... Rawlie Thorpe
Richard Libertini ... Ed Rifkin
Rita Wilson ... Public Relations Woman
Debbie Lee Carrington
William Clark ... Eddie, Doorman
Brian De Palma ... Prison Guard
Sarah Essex
George Merritt ... Poe Picketers
Troy Winbush ... Roland Auburn
Walker Joyce ... "Don Giovanni"
Mary Alice ... Annie Lamb
Robert Stephens ... Sir Gerald Moore
Marjorie Monaghan ... Evelyn Moore
Kirsten Dunst ... Campbell McCoy
Patrick Malone ... Henry Lamb
Emmanuel Xuereb ... Filippo Chirazzi
Scotty Bloch ... Sally Rawthrote
Hansford Rowe ... Leon Bavardage
Elizabeth Owens ... Inez Bavardage
Malachy McCourt ... Tony, Doorman
John Bentley ... Bill, Doorman
Jeff Brooks ... Bondsman
T.J. Coan ... Bondsman
James Lally ... Bondsman
William Woodson ... Gene Lopwitz
Nelson Vasquez ... Pimp
Fanni Green ... Prostitute
Roy Milton Davis ... Latino
Shiek Mahmud-Bey ... Lockwood
Stewart J. Zully ... Court Clerk
Helen Stenborg ... Mrs. McCoy
Timothy Jenkins ... Billy Cortez
Sam Jenkins ... Fox's Assistant
Vito D'Ambrosio ... Intercom Man
Paul Bates ... Buck
Camryn Manheim ... Poe Picketer
J.D. Wyatt ... Poe Picketer
Kirk Taylor ... Aide
O. Laron Clark ... Cecil Hayden
Louis P. Lebherz ... "The Commandatori"
Anatoly Davydov ... Boris Karlevskov
Nancy McDonald ... Media Jackal
Ray Iannicelli ... Media Jackal
Daniel Hagen ... Media Jackal
Kimberleigh Aarn ... Media Jackal
Walter Flanagan ... Media Jackal
Mike Hodge ... Media Jackal
Ernestine Jackson ... Media Jackal
Novella Nelson ... Media Jackal
Noble Lee Lester ... Media Jackals
Adina Winston ... Female Guest
Richard Belzer ... TV Producer
Cynthia Mason ... Maid
Ermal Williamson ... Butler
W.M. Hunt ... Nunally Voyd
Gian-Carlo Scandiuzzi ... Maitre D'
Jon Rashad Kamal ... French Waiter
Channing Chase ... Shocked Woman
Hal England ... French Restaurant Patron
Joy Claussen ... French Restaurant Patron
John Fink ... French Restaurant Patron
Judith Burke ... French Restaurant Patron
Barry Michlin ... Funeral Director
Connie Sawyer ... Ruskin Family Member
Johnny Crear ... Manny Leerman
Sherri Paysinger ... Anchorwoman
Staci Francis ... Gospel Singer
Barbara Gooding ... Gospel Singer
Kathleen Murphy Palmer ... Gospel Singer
Lorraine Moore ... Gospel Singer
Kathryn Danielle ... Public Relations Assistant
Oliver Dixon ... Diplomat
Jennifer Bassey ... Diplomat's Wife
Katrina Braque ... Diplomat's Daughter
Geraldo Rivera ... Robert Corso TV Journalist
942 4/4
Boogie Nights 
AMG SYNOPSIS: While set within the milieu of the Los Angeles adult film industry, Boogie Nights is less a film about pornography than the serio-comic story of a group of misfits, losers, and lost souls who are embraced by Jack Horner (Burt Reynolds), a director who makes "adult films, exotic motion pictures." In 1977, while hanging out at a disco, Jack spots Eddie (Mark Wahlberg), the new busboy at the club, and tells him he's convinced "there's something wonderful inside those jeans waiting to get out." Jack knows his business well and his expert eye has not betrayed him; Eddie is a pornographer's dream -- good looking, remarkably endowed, and willing and able to do as many takes as might be needed. The product of a woefully dysfunctional upbringing, Eddie is not terribly bright but is very ambitious and eager to prove he has a "special something" to share with the world. Eddie changes his name to Dirk Diggler and quickly becomes the biggest star in hardcore. Working alongside "Dirk" in Jack's films are Amber Waves (Julianne Moore), a porn actress who applies her misplaced maternal instincts to anyone who needs nurturing; Rollergirl (Heather Graham), a cheerful but blank-faced high school drop-out who never removes her roller skates; Reed Rothchild (John C. Reilly), a none-too-bright actor, aspiring magician, and failing songwriter; Buck (Don Cheadle), a black actor fascinated with cowboy iconography who wants to open a stereo shop; Scotty J (Philip Seymour Hoffman), a stocky and awkward soundman infatuated with Dirk; Little Bill (William H. Macy), Jack's assistant director, who has trouble dealing with his wife's brazen infidelity; and Colonel James (Robert Ridgely), Jack's backer, who has a weakness for young girls. In the brief, late-'70s moment when porn was chic and sex films seemed poised to break into the mainstream, Dirk becomes a star and Jack a respected name. But a few years later, drugs and pride have taken their toll on Dirk and many of his friends, while the advent of the VCR radically changes the adult movie business; Jack goes from being a "filmmaker" to manufacturing and wholesaling videocassettes, a wealthy but emotionally broken man. In his second film, wunderkind director Paul Thomas Anderson juggled a broad range of characters in a manner reminiscent of Robert Altman's ensemble films, making Boogie Nights a sad but funny story of a makeshift family of damaged people and what happens before and after their brief moment in the sun. --

Moods : Only Human
Themes : Rise and Fall Stories | Innocence Lost | Drug Addiction | Custody Battles
Keywords : pornography, family, sex, director, mother, drugs, disco, ego, film, industry
Attributes : High Artistic Quality, High Production Values
Comedy Drama, Ensemble Film, Period Film, Showbiz Drama 
Mark Wahlberg ... Eddie Adams/Dirk Diggler
Burt Reynolds ... Jack Horner
Julianne Moore ... Amber Waves
John C. Reilly ... Reed Rothchild
Don Cheadle ... Buck Swope
Heather Graham ... Rollergirl
Philip Seymour Hoffman ... Scotty
William H. Macy ... Little Bill
Luis Guzman ... Maurice T. Rodriguez
Alfred Molina ... Rahad Jackson
Robert Ridgely ... The Colonel
Ricky Jay ... Kurt Longjohn
Philip Baker Hall ... Floyd Gondolli
Nina Hartley ... Little Bill's Wife
Melora Walters ... Jessie St. Vincent
Nicole Ari Parker ... Becky Barnett
Thomas Jane ... Todd Parker
Laurel Holloman ... Eddie's Girlfriend
105 2/4
The Book of Eli 
AMG SYNOPSIS: In a post-apocalyptic America where the once-picturesque countryside has become a desolate and violent wasteland, one man (Denzel Washington) fights to protect that sacred tome that could hold the key to the survival of the human race in this futuristic thriller from filmmaking duo Albert and Allen Hughes (From Hell and Dead Presidents). Gary Oldman, Mila Kunis, and Ray Stevenson co-star in the Warner Bros. production. -- Jason Buchanan

Moods : Tough Guys
Themes : Future Dystopias | Lone Wolves | Priceless Artifacts and Prized Objects | Future Barbarians
Keywords : post-nuclear-holocaust, book, sacred, United-States, wasteland
Action, Sci-Fi Action 
Denzel Washington ... Eli
Gary Oldman ... Carnegie
Mila Kunis ... Solara
Ray Stevenson ... Redridge
Jennifer Beals ... Claudia
Evan Jones ... Martz
Joe Pingue ... Hoyt
Frances de la Tour ... Martha
Michael Gambon ... George
Tom Waits ... Engineer
Chris Browning ... Hijack Leader
Richard Cetrone ... Hijacker
Keith Davis ... Hijacker
Lateef Crowder ... Hijacker/Construction Thug
Lora Martinez Cunningham ... Young Woman Hijacker
Scott Wilder ... Middle-Aged Man
Heidi Pascoe ... Middle-Aged Woman
Jennifer Caputo ... Biker
Spencer Sano ... Biker/Town Thug
Karin Silvestri ... Biker
Mike Gunther ... Sniper
John Koyama ... Sniper
Mike McCarty ... Sniper
Scott Michael Morgan ... Construction Thug Leader
Sala Baker ... Construction Thug
Arron Shiver ... Bartender
Justin Tade ... Town Doctor
Mike Seal ... Door Guard
Richard Smith ... Orpheum Patron
David Wald ... Town Thug
Jermaine Washington ... Town Thug
Paul Crawford ... Town Thug
Clay Donahue Fontenot ... Convoy Thug
Al Goto ... Convoy Thug
Brad Martin ... Convoy Thug
Tim Rigby ... Convoy Thug
Luis Bordonada ... Carnegie Gunman #1
Angelique Midthunder ... Catling Gun Gunner
Todd Schneider ... Caddy Driver
Laurence Chavez ... Ice Cream Truck Driver
Brian Lucero ... Alcatraz Guard
David Midthunder ... Alcatraz Soldier
998 3/4
The Book of Henry 
AMG SYNOPSIS: A young boy (Jaeden Lieberher) learns that his next-door neighbor (Maddie Ziegler) is being abused by her stepfather (Dean Norris), and starts writing a book about how to rescue her. When his mother (Naomi Watts) discovers his plans, she decides to enact them herself. Jacob Tremblay, Lee Pace, and Sarah Silverman co-star. Directed by Colin Trevorrow. --

Moods : Triumph of the Spirit
Themes : Child Prodigies | Domestic Abuse | Dying Young | Parenthood
Keywords : emotion, genius, loss-of-innocence, role-model, social-justice
Drama, Thriller, Crime Thriller, Family Drama, Inspirational Drama 
Naomi Watts ... Susan Carpenter
Jaeden Lieberher ... Henry Carpenter
Jacob Tremblay ... Peter Carpenter
Lee Pace ... David
Sarah Silverman ... Sheila
Dean Norris ... Glenn Sickleman
Bobby Moynihan ... John
Jackson Nicoll ... Morris
Marjan Neshat ... Nurse Kathy
Tonya Pinkins ... Principal Wilder
Geraldine Hughes ... Mrs. Evans
Maxwell Simkins ... Tommy
Joel Marsh Garland ... Big Ed
Wass Stevens ... Gary
Arthur French ... Gus
Mary Joy ... Dot
Zandi Holup ... Teenage Girl Customer
Mike Massimino ... Trucker
Donna Mitchell ... Bookstore Clerk
1283 3/4
The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day 
AMG SYNOPSIS: Boondock Saints, the 2000 crime picture renowned for the unique story of the fast rise and fall of its egomaniacal filmmaker, Troy Duffy, as well as the cult following that appeared later on home release, gets the sequel treatment with this follow-up. Sean Patrick Flanery and Norman Reedus reunite as the vigilante MacManus brothers, with Billy Connolly returning as Il Duce. Duffy once again directs from his own script, with Clifton Collins Jr., Julie Benz, and David Della Rocco filling out the rest of the cast. -- Jeremy Wheeler

Moods : Tough Guys
Themes : Vigilantes
Keywords : hideout, hitman, Ireland
Crime, Crime Thriller 
Sean Patrick Flanery ... Connor MacManus
Norman Reedus ... Murphy MacManus
Billy Connolly ... Poppa M/Il Duce
Clifton Collins Jr. ... Romeo
Julie Benz ... Special Agent Eunice Bloom
Peter Fonda ... The Roman
Judd Nelson ... Concezio Yakavetta
David Della Rocco ... Rocco
Bob Marley ... Det. Greenly
Brian Mahoney ... Det. Duffy
David Ferry ... Det. Dolly
1282 1/4
The Boondock Saints 
AMG SYNOPSIS: Feeling that they are doing God's will, two Catholic men from Boston set out to kill everyone in this Reservoir Dogs-style vigilante thriller. Brothers Conner and Murphy MacManus (Sean Patrick Flanery and Norman Reedus) take to performing their divine duty against the Russian mob. They massacre a bunch of unsuspecting Mafioso in a scene of absurd violence, then they let more blood in a mass killing of porn-shop customers. Instead of getting thrown in jail, they are dubbed "saints" by the Boston Herald, and they are praised by brilliant, tortured, and gay FBI agent Paul Smecker (Willem Dafoe). -- Jonathan Crow

Moods : Tough Guys
Themes : Vigilantes
Keywords : federal-agent, Mafia, vigilante
Attributes : Cult Film
Crime, Thriller, Crime Thriller 
Willem Dafoe ... Paul Smecker
Sean Patrick Flanery ... Conner MacManus
Norman Reedus ... Murphy MacManus
Billy Connolly ... Il Duce
David Ferry ... Detective Dolly
Brian Mahoney ... Detective Duffy
Bob Marley ... Detective Greenly
Carlo Rota ... Yakavetta
Jimmy Tingle ... The Priest
David Della Rocco ... Rocco
Gerard Parkes
1183 3/4
The Boss Baby 
AMG SYNOPSIS: A seven-year-old boy (voice of Miles Christopher Bakshi) has his life turned upside down by his new brother, an infant known as the Boss Baby (Alec Baldwin) who wears a suit and has the brusque manner of a businessman. However, the two are forced to get past their initial antagonism when they must work together on a mission of espionage involving the rivalry between babies and puppies. Steve Buscemi, Lisa Kudrow, Jimmy Kimmel, and Tobey Maguire also lend their voices to this animated comedy, which is based on a picture book by Marla Frazee. --

Moods : Just for Fun
Children's/Family, Comedy, Family-Oriented Comedy 
Alec Baldwin ... Baby
Steve Buscemi ... Francis E. Francis
Jimmy Kimmel ... Dad
Lisa Kudrow ... Mom
Tobey Maguire ... Narrator
Miles Christopher Bakshi ... Tim
Conrad Vernon ... Eugene
David Soren ... Jimbo
Edie Mirman ... Big Boss Baby
Walt Dohrn ... Photographer
Nina Zoe Bakshi ... Tim's Daughter/Girl/Little Girl
Tom McGrath ... TV Chef
Brian Hopkins ... Airport Security Guard
Joseph Izzo ... Elvis Impersonators
Chris Miller ... Captain Ross
106 2/4
The Boss 
AMG SYNOPSIS: Hugely successful businesswoman Michelle Darnell (Melissa McCarthy) is convicted of insider trading and sentenced to prison. After being released, she is forced to move in with a long-suffering employee of hers (Kristen Bell), and tries to earn redemption and revamp her public image by helping a group of young girls in their quest to sell brownies. Peter Dinklage, Kristen Schaal, and Kathy Bates co-star in this comedy, which was directed by Ben Falcone (McCarthy's real-life husband), and co-written by McCarthy, Falcone, and Steve Mallory. -- Jack Rodgers

Melissa McCarthy ... Michelle Darnell
Kristen Bell ... Claire
Peter Dinklage ... Renault
Kristen Schaal ... Sandy
Kathy Bates ... Ida Marquette
Margo Martindale ... Sister Aluminata
Tyler Labine ... Mike
Parker Young ... Moisa
Ella Anderson ... Rachel
Cecily Strong ... Dana Dandridge
Annie Mumolo ... Helen
Ben Falcone ... Marty
Michael McDonald ... Bryce Crean
Larry Dorf ... Guard Kenny
Cedric Yarbrough ... Tito
Mark Oliver ... Boss
Rico Ball ... Helicopter Pilot Phil
Carla Fisher ... Cammy
Sharon Conley ... Prison Guard
Steve Mallory ... Carl
Chandler Head ... 5-Year-Old Michelle
Damon Jones ... Waiter
Dylan Cheek ... Darnell Dancer
107 2/4
The Bourne Identity 
AMG SYNOPSIS: The best-selling suspense novel by late author Robert Ludlum comes to the screen for a second time, following a 1988 made-for-TV movie. Matt Damon stars as Jason Bourne, a barely alive amnesiac with a pair of bullet wounds in his back, pulled from the Mediterranean by Italian fishermen. Bourne's only clue to his own identity is a bank account number etched on a capsule implanted in his body. He quickly finds the Zurich bank where money, a gun, and a few identification documents await, but after he's pursued by security goons at the American consulate, Bourne realizes he can trust no one and offers a German gypsy named Marie (Franka Potente) ten thousand dollars for a ride to Paris. Encountering more professional killers bent on his destruction, Bourne discovers that he possesses a surprising degree of skill in combat, martial arts, and linguistics -- handy talents that clearly indicate his past includes work as a spy and assassin, but for whom? With Marie's reluctant help, Bourne edges closer to the truth, something CIA officials want concealed at all costs. The Bourne Identity co-stars Chris Cooper, Clive Owen, Brian Cox, and Julia Stiles. -- Karl Williams

Moods : Adrenaline Rush
Themes : Amnesia | Haunted By the Past | Race Against Time
Keywords : amnesia, assassination, CIA (Central-Intelligence-Agency), espionage, spy
Action, Spy Film, Action Thriller, Unglamorized Spy Film, Paranoid Thriller 
Matt Damon ... Jason Bourne
Franka Potente ... Marie Kreutz
Clive Owen ... The Professor
Chris Cooper ... Ted Conklin
Brian Cox ... Ward Abbott
Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje ... Nykwana Wombosi
Gabriel Mann ... Zorn
Walton Goggins ... Research Tech
Josh Hamilton ... Research Tech
Julia Stiles ... Nicolette
Orso Maria Guerrini ... Giancarlo
Tim Dutton ... Eamon
Judy Parfitt
Jimmy Jean-Louis ... Wombosi Bodyguard
108 2/4
The Bourne Legacy 
AMG SYNOPSIS: The fourth installment of the highly successful Bourne series sees the return of the franchise's screenwriter, Tony Gilroy, this time stepping into the director's seat for an entry which sidelines main character Jason Bourne in order to focus on a fellow estranged assassin (Jeremy Renner). Edward Norton and Rachel Weisz co-star, with Joan Allen and Albert Finney reprising their roles from the previous films. -- Jeremy Wheeler

Themes : Fighting the System | Race Against Time | Haunted By the Past
Keywords : secret-organization, spy
Action, Spy Film, Action Thriller, Paranoid Thriller, Unglamorized Spy Film 
Jeremy Renner ... Aaron Cross
Edward Norton ... Retired Col. Eric Byer, USAF
Rachel Weisz ... Dr. Marta Shearing
Joan Allen ... Pam Landy
Albert Finney ... Dr. Albert Hirsch
Stacy Keach ... Retired Adm. Mark Turso, USN
Scott Glenn ... Ezra Kramer
Oscar Isaac ... Outcome #3
Donna Murphy ... Dita Mandy
Michael Chernus ... Arthur Ingram
Corey Stoll ... Zev Vendel
Alice Gainer ... Lean Forward MSNBC Anchor
Prue Lewarne ... CNN Reporter
Howard Leader ... MSNBC Man Analyst
James Joseph O'Neil ... Sterisyn-Morlanta Gateman
Tony Guida ... Dr. Benezara
Sonnie Brown ... Dr. Lieberburg
Neil Brooks Cunningham ... Dr. Dan Hillcott
Rob Riley ... Outcome #6
Noel Wilson ... Neuro Luncheon MC
Dennis Boutsikaris ... Terrence Ward
David Strathairn ... Noah Vosen
Corey Johnson ... Ray Wills
Jennifer Kim ... Outcome #4
Page Leong ... Mrs. Yun
John Douglas Thompson ... Lt. Gen. Paulsen
Adi Hanash ... Outcome #1
Robert Prescott ... Air Force Officer
David Wilson Barnes ... Drone Spec.
Don Guillory ... Drone Pilot
Patrick Vincent Marro ... Drone Command Guard
Gita Reddy ... Dr. Chandra
Tom Riis Farrell ... Blue Lab Doctor
Steve Routman ... Blue Lab Doctor
Peter Lewis ... Blue Lab Doctor
Anitha Gandhi ... Blue Lab Doctor
Heather Lupton Rasche ... Blue Lab Doctor
Natalie Bird ... Blue Lab Doctor
Christopher Mann ... Lab Guard
Billy Smith ... Lab Guard
Murray Knudsen ... Alaska Airport Guard
Susan Egbert ... DIA Attorney
Tim Devitt ... FBI Honcho
Brian Poteat ... State Investigator
Clayton Barber ... Gene
Elizabeth Marvel ... Dr. Connie Dowd
Michael Papajohn ... Larry
David Leitch ... The Driver
Michael Berresse ... Leonard
Deidre Goodwin ... Candent Spokesperson
Laura Spaeth ... Walking Woman
Sam Gilroy ... C-Team
Rachel Black ... C-Team
Sharon Washington ... C-Team
Frank Deal ... C-Team
Rob Yang ... C-Team
Catherine Curtin ... C-Team
Matt Oberg ... C-Team
Gary Lee Mahmoud ... C-Team
Faye Yvette McQueen ... TSA Guard
Pat Battle ... MSNBC Anchor
Nico Bernuth ... Flight Attendant
Jane Jameston ... Flight Attendant
Roland Manansala ... Steri-M Guard
John Arcilla ... Joseph
Josh Banks ... Mackie's Assistant
Shane Jacobson ... Mackie
Allen Jo ... Guard
Jonathan Eusebio ... Guard
Jon Valera ... Guard
Carl Villa Roman ... Sterival Catwalk Guard
Louis Ozawa Changchien ... LARX #3
Madeleine Nicolas ... Landlady
Ruby Ruiz ... Philippine Pharmacist
Cherry Devera ... Crisis Translator
Julienne Orindain ... TV Girl
Antonette R. Garcia ... TV Mom
Sonny Tuazon ... Manila Cop
Normandy Bacaltos ... Manila Cop
Edgar Letran ... Manila Cop
Alvin Zalamea ... Manila Cop
Spencer Sano ... Manila Cop
Julie R. Ysla ... Woman with the Bag
Joel Torre ... Citrus Samaritan
Hermie Concepcion ... Pissed-Off Guy
Adrian Talinga ... Captain's Son
Lou Veloso ... Captain
Ian Blackman ... Landy's Attorney
Jodi Applegate Kay ... Landy Reporter
Tony Carlin ... Landy Reporter
Karen Pittman ... Landy Reporter
Ana Berry ... Landy Reporter
Matthew Walters ... Landy Reporter
Brian O'Neill ... Landy Reporter
109 3/4
The Bourne Supremacy 
AMG SYNOPSIS: The second chapter in the "Bourne Trilogy," based on Robert Ludlum's best-selling espionage novels, reaches the screen in this sequel to the 2002 thriller The Bourne Identity. Jason Bourne (Matt Damon) has abandoned his life as a CIA assassin and has been traveling beneath the agency's radar, eventually reconnecting with Marie Kreutz (Franka Potente), the woman he loves. But Bourne is haunted by vivid dreams and troubling memories of his days as a killer, and he's not certain how much really happened and how much is a product of his imagination. When Bourne is led out of hiding by circumstances beyond his control, he must reconcile his past and present as he struggles to keep Marie out of harm's way and foil an international incident with dangerous consequences. The Bourne Supremacy also features Joan Allen as one of Bourne's superiors, while Julia Stiles and Brian Cox reprise their roles as intelligence agents from the first film. -- Mark Deming

Moods : Adrenaline Rush
Themes : Amnesia | Haunted By the Past | Assassination Plots | Race Against Time | Traitorous Spies/Double Agents
Keywords : espionage, assassination, CIA (Central-Intelligence-Agency), double-agent, double-cross, evidence
Action, Spy Film, Action Thriller, Paranoid Thriller 
Matt Damon ... David Webb/Jason Bourne
Franka Potente ... Marie
Brian Cox ... Ward Abbott
Julia Stiles ... Nicky Parsons
Karl Urban ... Kirill
Gabriel Mann ... Danny Zorn
Joan Allen ... Pamela Landy
Marton Csokas ... Jarda
Karel Roden ... Gretkov
Tomas Arana ... Martin Marshall
Tom Gallop ... Tom Cronin
Tim Griffin ... Nevins
Michelle Monaghan ... Kim
Ethan Sandler ... Kurt
John Bedford Lloyd ... Teddy
Oksana Akinshina ... Irena Neski
Marina Weis-Burgaslieva ... Mrs. Neski
Sean Smith ... Vic
Maxim Kovalevski ... Ivan
Patrick Crowley ... Weller, Jack
Jon Collin ... Jarhead
Shane Sinutko ... Jarhead
Barnaby P. Smith Jr. ... CIA Techie
Dominique Chiout ... Waitress
Wanja Mues ... Night Clerk
Aleksey Shmarinov ... Moscow Taxi Driver
Olov Ludwig ... Market Security Guard
Keshav Nadkarni ... Mr. Mohan
Violetta Grafin Tarnowska Bronner ... Neski Neighbor
Aleksey Medvedev ... Young Cop
Aleksander Doobina ... 2nd Cop
110 3/4
The Bourne Ultimatum 
AMG SYNOPSIS: Jason Bourne (Matt Damon) races to solve the mystery of his past while being hunted by members of the very organization he was hired into as director Paul Greengrass brings author Robert Ludlum's popular character back to the big screen for his third feature outing. David Strathairn, Julia Stiles, Joan Allen, and Paddy Considine co-star. -- Jason Buchanan

Moods : Adrenaline Rush
Themes : Amnesia | Fighting the System | Out For Revenge | Race Against Time | Haunted By the Past
Keywords : on-the-run, secret-organization, spy, amnesia, mystery [enigma]
Action, Spy Film, Action Thriller, Unglamorized Spy Film, Paranoid Thriller 
Matt Damon ... Jason Bourne
Julia Stiles ... Nicky Parsons
David Strathairn ... Noah Vosen
Scott Glenn ... Ezra Kramer
Paddy Considine ... Simon Ross
Edgar Ramirez ... Paz
Albert Finney ... Dr. Albert Hirsch
Joan Allen ... Pam Landy
Tom Gallop ... Tom Cronin
Corey Johnson ... Wills
Daniel Brühl ... Martin Kreutz
Joey Ansah ... Desh
Colin Stinton ... Neal Daniels
Dan Fredenburgh ... Jimmy
Lucy Liemann ... Lucy
Bryan Reents ... Technician
Arkie Reece ... Technician
John Roberson ... Technician
Russ Huards ... Technician
Mark Bazeley ... Bentacourt
Chucky Venice ... Agent Hammond
Scott Adkins ... Agent Kiley
Branko Tomovic ... Russian Policemen
Laurentiu Possa ... Russian Policemen
Trevor St. John ... Tactical Team Leader
Jeffrey Lee Gibson ... Tactical Team Agent
Uriel Emil ... Morgue Attendant
Omar Hernandez ... NYPD Officer
William H. Burns ... NYPD Officer
Michael Wildman ... CRI Agent
Kai Martin ... Hoody
111 3/4
AMG SYNOPSIS: A group of wanna-be filmmakers and actors concocts a scheme to make a movie with a major star without having to pay him in this comedy. Bobby Bowfinger (Steve Martin) has struggled for years to make it in Hollywood with no real success; he's convinced that he has to make his big break soon or it will be too late. Bobby has a script, and he has a cast, including an ingenue straight off the bus from Ohio (Heather Graham), a one-time regional stage star who fondly recalls her brief moment of glory (Christine Baranski), and a hunky aspiring matinee idol (Kohl Sudduth). He also has a young associate named Dave (Jamie Kennedy), who has a low-level job at a movie studio as a gofer -- which means that he has keys to every part of the lot and can "borrow" whatever they need. All they need is a star, but without any money, how do they get one? Kit Ramsey (Eddie Murphy) is a leading action star, and he is obviously beyond Bowfinger's budget. But Bobby has an idea: what if he tricked Kit into appearing in the film without his knowing it? Steve Martin also wrote the film's screenplay, and former Muppets performer Frank Oz directs. -- Mark Deming

Moods : Just for Fun | Pick-Me-Ups
Themes : Filmmaking | Underdogs | Twins and Lookalikes | Actor's Life | All Washed Up
Keywords : filmmaker, ambition, scheme, celebrity, twins, desperation, incompetence, paranoia, success
Attributes : Sleeper
Comedy, Showbiz Comedy, Comedy of Errors 
Steve Martin ... Bobby Bowfinger
Eddie Murphy ... Jiff Ramsey, Kit Ramsey
Heather Graham ... Daisy
Christine Baranski ... Carol
Jamie Kennedy ... Dave
Terence Stamp ... Terry Stricter
Adam Alexi-Malle ... Afrim
Barry Newman ... Kit's Agent
Kohl Sudduth ... Slater
Marisol Nichols
112 1/4
The Box 
AMG SYNOPSIS: Screen siren Cameron Diaz and former X-Man James Marsden star in the supernatural horror picture The Box (2008), directed by Donnie Darko cult fave Richard Kelly. The film's premise involves a strange and ominous box granted to a young couple by a mysterious stranger (Frank Langella). They are informed that pressing various buttons on the box will grant them riches while killing a person unknown to them in the process. Executive produced by Ted Hamm, the film was adapted by Kelly from Richard Matheson's 1970 short story Button, Button. -- Nathan Southern

Moods : Nail-biters
Themes : Conspiracies | Crisis of Conscience | Down on Their Luck
Keywords : astronaut, conspiracy, NASA, murder, proposition, stranger
Thriller, Psychological Sci-Fi 
Cameron Diaz ... Norma Lewis
James Marsden ... Arthur Lewis
Frank Langella ... Arlington Steward
James Rebhorn ... Norm Cahill
Holmes Osborne ... Dick Burns
Sam Oz Stone ... Walter Lewis
Gillian Jacobs ... Dana
Celia Weston ... Lana Burns
Deborah Rush ... Clymene Steward
Lisa K. Wyatt ... Rhonda Martin
Mark Cartier ... Martin Teague
Kevin Robertson ... Wendell Matheson
Ian Kahn ... Vick Brenner
John Magaro ... Charles
Ryan Woodle ... Jeffrey Carnes
Basil Hoffman ... Don Poates
Robert Harvey ... NASA Executive #1
Gentry Lee ... Chief Engineer
Andrew Levitas ... Black Op
Gabriel Field ... Waiter
Frank Ridley ... Detective Starrs
Daniel Stewart Sherman ... Police Officer #1
Matthew C. Flynn ... Police Officer #2
Patrick Eugene Canty ... Police Officer #3
Sam Blumenfeld ... Timothy
Kevin DeCoste ... Malcolm
Mary Klug ... Female Neighbor
Allyssa Maurice ... Suzanne Weller
Danielle Heaton ... Estelle
Cheryl McMahon ... Female 911 Operator
Evelina Oboza ... Deborah Burns
Bill Buell ... Dr. Earl Stupe
Paul Marini ... Santa Claus
Don Warnock ... Doctor Y
W. Kirk Avery ... Doctor Z
Jenna Lamia ... Voice of Diane Carnes
1223 4/4
Boyz 'N the Hood 
AMG SYNOPSIS: Director John Singleton's debut chronicles the trials and tribulations of three young African-American males growing up in South Central Los Angeles. When young Tre (Cuba Gooding Jr.), a bright underachiever, begins to show signs of trouble, his struggling professional mother (Angela Basset) sends him to live with his father (Lawrence Fishburne), a hard-nosed, no-nonsense disciplinarian. There he befriends Ricky (Morris Chestnut), a burgeoning football star, and Doughboy (Ice Cube, in a standout performance), a would-be gang banger. Over the years, each chooses his own path: Tre seems bound for college; Ricky is a blue-chip running back with his pick of schools; Doughboy is a dope dealer and bona fide gangster who drifts in and out of the county juvenile facility. All is well until, without warning, a rival gang chases down Tre and Ricky with tragic results. Doughboy immediately prepares for revenge, forcing Tre to decide whether to jeopardize his future and, perhaps, his life for the price of revenge and self-respect. Sometimes riveting, Boyz'N the Hood is not without its problems. The film tries to cram every single issue facing the black community into an hour and a half of screen time, making the film seem at times forced. The symbolism seems forced as well, and the film is often unbearably heavy-handed. Also, the characterization often relies on cardboard cut-outs; every white character in the film is a one-dimensional bigot, and the black police officer with whom Tre and his father deal is even worse than his Caucasian counterparts. Still, the unevenness of the film is redeemed by some moments of true brilliance. -- Jeremy Beday

Moods : Button Pushers | Tough Guys
Themes : Street Gangs | Inner City Blues | Kids in Trouble
Keywords : teenagers, Black [race], poverty, urban-problems, coming-of-age, drugs, father, friendship, gangster, neighborhood, violence, survivor, family-tragedy
Attributes : High Artistic Quality, High Historical Importance
Drama, Coming-of-Age, Urban Drama 
Cuba Gooding, Jr. ... Tre Styles
Morris Chestnut ... Ricky Baker
Ice Cube ... Doughboy
Angela Bassett ... Reva Styles
Laurence Fishburne ... Furious Styles
Nia Long ... Brandi
Tyra Ferrell ... Mrs. Baker
Meta King ... Brandi's Mom
Whitman Mayo ... Old Man
Baha Jackson ... Doughboy-Age 10
Donovan McCrary ... Ricky-Age 10
Jesse Lawrence Ferguson ... Officer Coffey
Leanear Lane ... 2nd Gangster
Don Nelson ... 1st Gangster
Alysia M. Rogers ... Shanice
Lloyd Avery II ... 2nd Knucklehead
Hudhail Al-Amir ... SAT Man
Mia Bell ... Female Club Member
Lexie Bigham ... Mad Dog
Kenneth A. Brown ... Little Chris
Nicole Brown ... Brandi-Age 10
Ceal ... Sheryl
Darneicea Corley ... Keisha
Na'Blonka Durden ... Trina
Susan Falcon ... Mrs. Olaf
Dedrick D. Gobert ... Dooky
Redge Green ... Chris
Kareem J. Grimes ... Ice Cream Truck Kid
Tammy Hanson ... Rosa
Dee Dee Jacobs ... Renee
Kirk Kinder ... Officer Graham
Regina King ... Shalika
Jimmy Lee Newman ... Kid
Malcolm Norrington ... 1st Knucklehead
Esther Scott ... Tisha's Grandmother
Leonette Scott ... Tisha
Vonte Sweet ... Ric Rock
Baldwin C. Sykes ... Monster
Yolanda Whittaker ... Yo Yo
John Singleton ... Mailman (uncredited)
113 0/4
Bratz: The Video - Starrin' & Stylin' 
AMG SYNOPSIS: The Bratz brand name aimed this animated video at their target demographic, pre-teen and teen girls. Bratz: The Video - Starrin' & Stylin' features the characters Yasmin, Cloe, Sasha, and Jade attempting to finish a difficult school project while simultaneously getting themselves ready for their prom. -- Perry Seibert

Keywords : fashion, gossip-columnist, home-video, homework, prom
Children's/Family, Teen Movie 
Nataasja Saint-Satyr - [Voice]
114 3/4
AMG SYNOPSIS: Mel Gibson, long-time heartthrob of the silver screen, came into his own as a director with Braveheart, an account of the life and times of medieval Scottish patriot William Wallace and, to a lesser degree, Robert the Bruce's struggle to unify his nation against its English oppressors. The story begins with young Wallace, whose father and brother have been killed fighting the English, being taken into the custody of his uncle, a nationalist and pre-Renaissance renaissance man. He returns twenty years later, a man educated both in the classics and in the art of war. There he finds his childhood sweetheart Murron (Catherine McCormack), and the two quickly fall in love. There are murmurs of revolt against the English throughout the village, but Wallace remains aloof, wishing simply to tend to his crops and live in peace. However, when his love is killed by English soldiers the day after their secret marriage (held secretly so as to prevent the local English lord from exercising the repulsive right of prima noctae, the privilege of sleeping with the bride on the first night of the marriage), he springs into action and single-handedly slays an entire platoon of foot soldiers. The other villagers join him in destroying the English garrison, and thus begins the revolt against the English in what will eventually become full-fledged war. Wallace eventually leads his fellow Scots in a series of bloody battles that prove a serious threat to English domination and, along the way, has a hushed affair with the Princess of Wales (the breathtaking Sophie Marceau) before his imminent demise. For his efforts, Gibson won the honor of Best Director from the Academy; the movie also took home statuettes for Best Picture, Cinematography, Makeup, and Sound Effects. -- Jeremy Beday

Moods : Triumph of the Spirit
Themes : Heroic Mission | Political Unrest | Crowned Heads | Social Injustice
Keywords : freedom, Scotland, English [nationality], king, rebel, hero, princess, war
Epic, Historical Film, Historical Epic, Costume Adventure 
Mel Gibson ... William Wallace
Sophie Marceau ... Princess Isabelle
Patrick McGoohan ... Edward I Longshanks
Catherine McCormack ... Murron
Brendan Gleeson ... Hamish
Ian Bannen ... Robert the Bruce's leprous father
James Robinson ... Young William
James Cosmo ... Campbell
Alun Armstrong ... Mornay
Angus MacFadyen ... Robert the Bruce
Peter Hanly ... Prince Edward
Sean Lawlor ... Malcolm Wallace
Sandy Nelson ... John Wallace
Sean McGinley ... MacClannough
Alan Tall ... Elder Stewart
Ralph Riach ... Priest No 1
Robert Paterson ... Priest No 2
Brian Cox ... Argyle Wallace
Barry McGovern ... King's Advisor No 2
John Kavanagh ... Craig
Alex Norton ... Bride's Father
Rupert Vansittart ... Lord Bottoms
Michael Byrne ... Smythe
Malcolm Tierney ... Magistrate
Tam White ... MacGregor
Donal Gibson ... Stewart
Martin Dunne ... Lord Dolecroft
John Murtagh ... Lochlan
David McKay ... Young Soldier
Peter Mullan ... Veteran
Gerard McSorley ... Cheltham
Bernard Horsfall ... Balliol
Niall O'Brien ... English General No 2
Liam Carney ... Sean
Phil Kelly ... Farmer
Martin Dempsey ... Drinker No 1
Jimmy Keogh ... Drinker No 2
Joe Savino ... Chief Assassin
David Gant ... Chief Justice/Executioner
Mal Whyte ... Jailor
115 3/4
AMG SYNOPSIS: Shattered Glass director Billy Ray directs Chris Cooper and Ryan Philippe in this fact-based drama concerning the FBI traitor who carried out what many historians refer to as the most notable national security breach in U.S. history. A key member of the FBI's elite Soviet Analytical Unit, Robert Hanssen (Chris Cooper) would, for 15 years beginning in 1985, sell thousands of pages of classified documents to the Soviets. After making roughly 600,000 dollars on his clandestine endeavor and compromising everything from the identities of KGB spies working for the American government to nuclear war contingency plans, Hanssen was eventually transferred to a newly created position at the FBI's Washington headquarters and assigned the task of guarding his country's most sensitive secrets. It was while working in this capacity that a young agent named Eric O'Neill (Phillipe) was assigned the task of keeping tabs on Hanssen by suspicious higher-ups. Later, after being arrested while delivering a cache of secret documents to a "dead drop" spot in a Virginia park, the notorious traitor was arrested and sentenced to life in prison with no chance for parole. -- Jason Buchanan

Moods : Spellbinders
Themes : Political Corruption | Traitorous Spies/Double Agents
Keywords : CIA (Central-Intelligence-Agency), secrets, spy, traitor, undercover
Spy Film, Docudrama, Unglamorized Spy Film 
Mary Jo Deschanel
Chris Cooper ... Robert Hanssen
Ryan Phillippe ... Eric O'Neill
Laura Linney ... Kate Burroughs
Dennis Haysbert ... Dean Plesac
Gary Cole ... Rich Garces
Caroline Dhavernas ... Juliana O'Neill
Bruce Davison ... John O'Neill
Kathleen Quinlan ... Bonnie Hanssen
116 3/4
The Breakfast Club 
AMG SYNOPSIS: John Hughes wrote and directed this quintessential 1980s high school drama featuring the hottest young stars of the decade. Trapped in a day-long Saturday detention in a prison-like school library are Claire, the princess (Molly Ringwald); Andrew, the jock (Emilio Estevez); John, the criminal (Judd Nelson); Brian, the brain (Anthony Michael Hall); and Allison, the basket case (Ally Sheedy). These five strangers begin the day with nothing in common, each bound to his/her place in the high school caste system. Yet the students bond together when faced with the villainous principal (Paul Gleason), and they realize that they have more in common than they may think, including a contempt for adult society. "When you grow up, your heart dies," Allison proclaims in one of the film's many scenes of soul-searching, and, judging from the adults depicted in the film, the teen audience may very well agree. Released in a decade overflowing with derivative teen films, The Breakfast Club has developed an almost cult-like status. -- Dylan Wilcox

Moods : Angsty | Strictly Speaking
Themes : High School Life | Authority Figures [k] | Cliques | Teen Angst
Keywords : detention, adolescence, angst, coming-of-age, high-school, misfit, self-discovery, teenagers
Comedy Drama, Coming-of-Age, Ensemble Film, Teen Movie 
Emilio Estevez ... Andrew Clark
Judd Nelson ... John Bender
Molly Ringwald ... Claire Standish
Anthony Michael Hall ... Brian Johnson
Ally Sheedy ... Allison Reynolds
Paul Gleason ... Richard Vernon
John Kapelos ... Carl
Jackie Burch
Tim Gamble ... Claire's Father
Maureen McGovern
Perry Crawford ... Allison's Father
Mary Christian ... Brian's Sister
Ron Dean ... Andy's Father
Fran Gargano ... Allison's Mother
Mercedes Hall ... Brian's Mother
976 2/4
AMG SYNOPSIS: Director Paul Feig and producer Judd Apatow team up again for this comedy that stars Kristen Wiig as Annie, a romantically unattached failed bakery owner who fears she's losing her BFF, Lillian (Maya Rudolph), the best thing in her life, when Lillian announces she's gotten engaged. Annie's anxieties deepen as Lillian grows close to Helen (Rose Byrne), a wealthy and beautiful new friend who quickly assumes control of planning all the pre-wedding festivities. On top of the main storyline of a female friendship being torn apart, the movie adds a romantic storyline for Annie, who starts the film answering a booty call from the casually cruel yet undeniably handsome Ted (Jon Hamm), but develops a lovely flirtation with an Irish cop named Rhodes (Chris O'Dowd) after he pulls Annie over one night thinking she's driving drunk. As the low-self-esteem Annie sabotages this new possibility for love, she also feels the most important friendship in her life slipping away. --

Moods : Comedy on the Edge | Gutbusters
Themes : Nothing Goes Right | Women's Friendship | Faltering Friendships | Wedding Bells
Keywords : friendship, police-officer, bridesmaid, wedding-plans
Comedy, Romantic Comedy, Farce 
Kristen Wiig ... Annie
Maya Rudolph ... Lillian
Rose Byrne ... Helen
Melissa McCarthy ... Megan
Wendi McLendon-Covey ... Rita
Ellie Kemper ... Becca
Jill Clayburgh ... Annie's Mom
Chris O'Dowd ... Rhodes
Rebel Wilson ... Brynn
Michael Hitchcock ... Don Cholodecki
Matt Lucas ... Gil
Tim Heidecker ... Dougie
Terry Crews ... Boot Camp Instructor
Tom Yi ... Jewelry Store Couple
Elaine Kao ... Jewelry Store Couple
Kali Hawk ... Kahlua
Joseph A. Nuñez ... Oscar the Security Guard
Greg Tuculescu ... Kevin
Steve Bannos ... Annie's Mistaken Husband
Hugh Dane ... Annie's Mistaken Fella
Franklyn Ajaye ... Lillian's Dad .
Andy Buckley ... Helen's Husband
Molly Buffington ... Helen's Stepdaughter
Matt Bennett ... Helen's Stepson
Nancy Carell ... Helen's Tennis Partner
Melanie Hutsell ... Annie's Tennis Partner
Eloy Casados ... Churra Chi Waiter
Jessica St. Clair ... Whitney
Dana Powell ... Flight Attendant Claire
Mitch Silpa ... Flight Attendant Steve
Annie Mumolo ... Nervous Woman on Plane
Ben Falcone ... Air Marshall Jon
David Hoffman ... Doorman at Shower
Jillian Bell ... Girl at Shower
Ariane Price ... Girls at Shower
Frederik Hamel ... Shower Waiter
Richard Riehle ... Bill Cozbi
Jimmy Brogan ... Minister
Carnie Wilson ... Herself
Chynna Phillips ... Herself
Wendy Wilson ... Herself
117 3/4
Bridge of Spies 
AMG SYNOPSIS: In this historical drama set during the Cold War, a Brooklyn attorney (Tom Hanks) is tasked with negotiating a prisoner exchange between an American pilot who was shot down over the USSR and a Soviet spy serving a 45-year sentence for espionage against the U.S. Bridge of Spies was directed by Steven Spielberg and written by Matt Charman and Joel and Ethan Coen. -- Erin Demers

Moods : For Love of Country | Only Human
Themes : Behind Enemy Lines | Behind the Iron Curtain | Fighting the System | Heroic Mission | Hostage Situations | Military Life | Totalitarian States | Traitorous Spies/Double Agents
Keywords : hostage, lawyer, negotiation, Soviet, trading, world-war
Drama, Historical Film, Thriller, Political Thriller, POW Drama, War Drama, War Spy Film 
Tom Hanks ... James Donovan
Mark Rylance ... Rudolf Abel
Amy Ryan ... Mary
Alan Alda ... Thomas Watters
Sebastian Koch ... Vogel
Domenick Lombardozzi ... Agent Blasco
Victor Verhaeghe ... Agent Gamber
Brian Hutchison ... FBI Agent
Joshua Harto ... Bates
Henny Russell ... Receptionist
John Rue ... Lynn Goodnough
Billy Magnussen ... Doug Forrester
Noah Schnapp ... Roger Donovan
Eve Hewson ... Carol Donovan
Joel Brady ... Police Officer - Brooklyn Courthouse
Austin Stowell ... Francis Gary Powers
Michael Pemberton ... Lie Detector Test Administrator
Jesse Plemons ... Joe Murphy
Michael Gaston ... Agent Williams
Dakin Matthews ... Judge Byers
Stephen Kunken ... William Tompkins
Jon Curry ... Agent Somner
Wes McGee ... US Pilot
Victoria Leigh ... Classroom Girl #2
Ashlie Atkinson ... Classroom Teacher
Laurie Dawn ... Secretary on Subway
Patricia Squire ... Older Lady on Subway
Donavon Dietz ... Foreman
Le Clanche DuRand ... Millie Byers
Mike Houston ... Man in Courtroom
Joe Starr ... Courthouse Reporter
Hamilton Clancy ... Courthouse Reporter
Jonathan Walker ... Courthouse Reporter
Greg Nutcher ... NYPD Lieutenant
Tracy Howe ... Angry NYPD Cop
Edward James Hyland ... Justice Warren
John Taylor ... Radio Newscaster
Steven Boyer ... Marty
Mark Zak ... Soviet Judge (Powers' Trial)
Peter McRobbie ... Allen Dulles
Will Rogers ... Frederic Pryor
Moritz Berg ... Family #1 at Berlin Wall Construction
Nadja Bobyleva ... Katje
Kristoffer Fuss ... East German Soldier #2
David Wilson Barnes ... Mr. Michener
Ketel Weber ... Checkpoint Soldier #1
Tim Morten Uhlenbrock ... Checkpoint Soldier #3
Rafael Gareisen ... East German Youth
Radik Golovkov ... Soviet Embassy Receptionist
Michael Schenk ... Cousin Drews
Mikhail Gorevoy ... Ivan Schischkin
Stefan Langel ... Soviet Guard
Ivan Shvedoff ... 2nd Soviet Interrogator
Merab Ninidze ... Soviet Main Interrogator
Steve Cirbus ... Michael Verona
Michael Kranz ... Checkpoint Guard #1
Max Kidd ... Checkpoint Guard #2
Nina Gummich ... Hilton Waitress
Burghart Klauner ... Harald Ott
Maximilian Mauff ... Ott's Secretary
Jon Donahue ... Agent Faye
Martin D. Dew ... CIA Agent (Glienicke Bridge)
118 3/4
Bridge to Terabithia 
AMG SYNOPSIS: From the producers of The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe and the mind of author Katherine Paterson comes a rousing fantasy adventure about family, friendship, and the wondrous power of imagination. A perpetual outsider both at home and at school, Jess Aarons (Josh Hutcherson) just never seems to fit in no matter how hard he tries. When his goal to become the fastest runner in middle school is unexpectedly thwarted by newly arrived classmate Leslie Burke (AnnaSophia Robb), who enters in an "all boys" race and leaves her competitors in the dust, Jess soon strikes up a friendship with the imaginative outsider. Their bond is soon cemented thanks to Leslie's love for storytelling and Jess' skill as an artist, and the two lonely kids create a secret kingdom called Terabithia that is only accessible by swinging over a stream on a nearby rope. Though Jess and Leslie may be considered outcasts by their classmates, their adventures in Terabithia find the pair doing battle against the dreaded Dark Master and his malevolent creatures while plotting revenge against the schoolyard bullies. Now, thanks to his adventures in Terabithia and his friendship with Leslie, Jess finally finds the confidence needed to stand tall and be himself. -- Jason Buchanan

Moods : Fantastic Reality
Themes : Fantasy Lands | Misfits and Outsiders | Mischievous Children | Fantasy Life | Unlikely Friendships
Keywords : artist, bully, friendship, outsider, race [competition], storytelling
Children's/Family, Children's Fantasy, Fantasy Adventure 
Josh Hutcherson ... Jess Aarons
AnnaSophia Robb ... Leslie Burke
Zooey Deschanel ... Ms. Edmonds
Robert Patrick ... Jack Aarons
Bailee Madison ... May Belle Aarons
Devon Wood ... Brenda Aarons
Emma Fenton ... Ellie Aarons
Grace Brannigan ... Joyce Aarons
Latham Gaines ... Bill Burke
Judy McIntosh ... Judy Burke
Patricia Aldersley ... Grandma Burke
Lauren Clinton ... Janice Avery
Isabelle Rose Kircher ... Carla
Cameron Wakefield ... Scott Hoager
Elliot Lawless ... Gary Fulcher
Carly Owen ... Madison
Jen Wolfe ... Mrs. Myers
James Gaylyn ... Principal Turner
Ian Harcourt ... Kenny (Bus Driver)
Brandon Cook ... First Grade Boy
Tyler Atfield ... Eighth Grade Boy
Hudson Mills ... Willard Hughes
Matt Gibbons ... Dark Master
Philip Grieve ... Mr. Bailey
1038 4/4
Broadcast News 
AMG SYNOPSIS: Writer/director/producer James L. Brooks scores on all counts with this clear-eyed look at the television news business and the dysfunctional types who work in it. Brooks' intelligent script introduces us to Jane Craig (Holly Hunter), an ambitious producer at the network news division's Washington D.C. branch, who is calm under fire yet has a good cry at her desk every morning over her empty personal life. Jane works well with Aaron Altman (Albert Brooks), an excellent reporter who lacks the visual charisma to make him a star. Into their lives comes Tom Grunick (William Hurt), a regional newscaster who admits he can't write news and doesn't understand many of the events he's covering, but has the presence and physical appeal that the increasingly entertainment-oriented network wants for its news programs. Jane is also physically attracted to him, which drives her crazy, because Grunick stands for everything she's fighting against in the news business, while Altman is devastated by her attraction because he secretly yearns for Jane. As Grunick becomes a rising star at the network, and layoffs of the old guard loom, the three leads deal with their feelings for each other, their careers, and their values. Hunter, Hurt, and Brooks are all superb, as is the excellent supporting cast (including an unbilled turn by Jack Nicholson as the network's smarmy national anchor). Brooks' script is funny, poignant, gritty, and brutally honest in its examinations of the television industry and the ways in which professionals interact on and off the job. --

Moods : Strictly Speaking
Themes : Members of the Press | Love Triangles | Work Ethics | Faltering Friendships | Workplace Romance
Keywords : anchorperson, corporate-ladder, ethics, love-triangle, love-vs-career, news, producer [showbiz], reporter, telejournalist, television, TV-station, workaholic
Attributes : High Artistic Quality
Comedy Drama, Romantic Comedy, Workplace Comedy, Media Satire 
William Hurt ... Tom Grunick
Albert Brooks ... Aaron Altman
Holly Hunter ... Jane Craig
Robert Prosky ... Ernie Merriman
Lois Chiles ... Jennifer Mack
Joan Cusack ... Blair Litton
Jack Nicholson ... Bill Rorich
Peter Hackes ... Paul Moore
Christian Clemenson ... Bobby
Robert Katims ... Martin Klein
Ed Wheeler ... George Wein
Ellen Chenoweth
Maura Moynihan ... Makeup Woman
Stephen Mendillo ... Gerald Grunick
Kimber Shoop ... Young Tom
Dwayne Markee ... Young Aaron
Gennie James ... Young Jane
Amy Brooks ... Elli Merriman
Jane Welch ... Anne Merriman
Jonathan Benya ... Clifford Altman
Frank Doubleday ... Mercenary
Luis Valderrama ... Guerilla Leader
Richard Thomsen ... Gen. McGuire
Nat Benchley ... Commander
David Long ... Donny
Joshua Billings ... Chyron Operator
Marc Shaiman ... News Theme Writer
Robert Walsh ... NATO Spokesman
John Cusack ... Angry Messenger
John Badila ... Guest at Ball
Stuart Pankin
Martha Smith
Leo Burmeister ... Jane's Dad
Marita Geraghty ... Date-Rape Woman
1265 2/4
Broken Arrow 
AMG SYNOPSIS: Hong Kong director John Woo's second U.S. film (his first was Hard Target) delivers a number of exciting action sequences but is let down by a credibility-straining plot. John Travolta plays Vic Deakins, an Air Force pilot on what is supposed to be a routine night flight mission with his co-pilot, the younger Riley Hale (Christian Slater), whom Deakins constantly kids for lacking the "will to win." Deakins is actually a traitor who crashlands their Stealth Bomber in Death Valley so that he can steal two nuclear warheads onboard and sell them to terrorists who plan to blackmail the government. Deakins meets up with his cohorts, who have been waiting in the park, while Hale survives and teams up with a young, attractive park ranger (Samantha Mathis) to foil Deakins's plans. Plenty of action ensues, with car chases, collapsing mine shafts, fights on burning trains, and even the underground detonation of a nuclear device. Despite the script's implausibilities and inconsistencies, Woo amply displays the expertise with action sequences and man-to-man conflict that has made his Hong Kong films cult favorites. -- Don Kaye

Moods : Adrenaline Rush
Themes : Daring Rescues | Race Against Time | Terrorism
Keywords : bad-guy, barnstorming, destruction, good-guy, manhunt, nuclear-holocaust, nuclear-weapon, ransom, terrorism
Attributes : High Budget
Action, Spy Film, Action Thriller, Chase Movie 
John Travolta ... Vic Deakins
Christian Slater ... Riley Hale
Samantha Mathis ... Terry Carmichael
Delroy Lindo ... Col. Max Wilkins
Bob Gunton ... Pritchett
Frank Whaley ... Giles Prentice
Howie Long ... Kelly
Vondie Curtis-Hall ... Lt. Col. Sam Rhodes
Jack Thompson ... Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff
Vyto Ruginis ... Johnson
Casey Biggs ... Novacek
Jeffrey J. Stephan ... Shepherd
Myke Schwartz ... Brandt
Jim Palmer ... Lt. Reed
Charlie Brewer ... McKeller
Gary Epper ... Miller
J.N. Roberts ... Moss
Kurtwood Smith ... Secretary of Defense Baird
Daniel Von Bargen ... Air Force General Creely
Carmen Argenziano ... General Boone
James MacDonald ... Park Ranger Baker
French Stewart ... I.R. Crewman
Chris Mulkey ... Major Hunt
Shaun Toub ... Max
Mario Roberts ... Carl
119 1/4
Broken Bridges 
AMG SYNOPSIS: When a fading country music superstar Bo Price (Toby Keith) returns to his hometown for the funeral of his younger brother, a reunion with his high-school sweetheart drags the pain of the past into the present day and soon promises to change his life forever. Bo and Angela (Kelly Preston) have both lost the ones they love in a tragic accident, and now the time has come to say goodbye. For every end there is a new beginning though, and when Bo reunites with Angela and meets the daughter he has never known, the life-changing encounter stirs feelings that Bo had long-since buried after achieving stratospheric success. -- Jason Buchanan

Moods : Only Human
Themes : Coming Home | Death in the Family | Fathers and Daughters | Members of the Press
Keywords : country-music, daughter, funeral, musician, sweetheart
Drama, Rural Drama 
Toby Keith ... Bo Price
Kelly Preston ... Angela Denton
Lindsey Haun ... Dixie
Burt Reynolds
Tess Harper
Willie Nelson
Joshua Henderson
Anna Maria Horsford
120 2/4
Brother Bear 
AMG SYNOPSIS: In the Disney-animated adventure Brother Bear, Joaquin Phoenix provides the voice of Kenai, a young Native American boy whose brother, Sitka (voice of D.B. Sweeney), is killed by a mother bear protecting her cubs. With revenge in mind, Kenai sets out into the woods only to find himself magically transformed into a bear himself. Seeing the world through the eyes of his prey, Kenai is forced to learn a lesson about nature and life. On a comic footnote: Brother Bear also features the voices of Rick Moranis and Dave Thomas as Rutt and Tuke, moose characters reminiscent of their beer-guzzling McKenzie brothers from SCTV and Strange Brew; because this is a family-oriented cartoon - and it would be inappropriate for the moose to quaff beer -- the two moose express a fondness for eating wheat hops instead. -- Matthew Tobey

Moods : Young and Old Alike
Themes : Death in the Family | Journey of Self-Discovery | Mischievous Children | Otherwise Engaged | Reincarnation | Sibling Relationships
Keywords : bear, brother, compassion, moose, nature, hunting, love
Children's/Family, Animal Picture 
Joaquin Phoenix ... Kenoia
Jeremy Suarez ... Koda
Rick Moranis ... Rutt
Dave Thomas ... Tuke
D.B. Sweeney ... Sitka
Joan Copeland ... Tanana
Michael Clarke Duncan ... Tug
Harold Gould ... Old Denahi
Paul Christie ... Ram #1
Daniel Mastrogiorgio ... Ram #2
Estelle Harris ... Old Lady Bear
121 2/4
The Brothers Grimm 
AMG SYNOPSIS: Two men who have made a career out of spinning remarkable stories find themselves bringing them to life in this inventive fantasy inspired by the creators of some of the world's best-loved fairy tales. Will Grimm (Matt Damon) and his brother Jake Grimm (Heath Ledger) earn their living by traveling from village to village and vanquishing strange supernatural beasts that have been menacing the populace. Or at least that's what their clients think has been happening; as it happens, Will and Jake are confidence men who cleverly stage the ghostly attacks and then take payment for making the creatures they fabricated go away. One day, the brothers arrive in a town and offer to help its people drive away evil spirits, unaware that the community is bordered by a genuine enchanted forest, and that young girls in the village have been disappearing at a frightful rate. The Grimm Brothers must now learn how to deal with real magic, with the help of the lovely but fearless Angelika (Lena Headey). Directed by Terry Gilliam, The Brothers Grimm also stars Monica Bellucci, Peter Stormare, and Jonathan Pryce. -- Mark Deming

Moods : Fantastic Reality
Themes : Fantasy Lands | Ghosts | Kidnapping | Mythical Creatures | Cons and Scams
Keywords : folklore, enchanted-forest, haunted, sorceress, brother, creature, village
Comedy, Fantasy, Fantasy Adventure 
Matt Damon ... Will Grimm
Heath Ledger ... Jake Grimm
Jonathan Pryce ... Delatombe
Lena Headey ... Angelika
Peter Stormare ... Cavaldi
Monica Bellucci ... The Evil Queen
Mackenzie Cook
Richard Ridings
Uma Thurman
Roger Ashton-Griffiths ... Mayor
Julian Bleach
Bruce MacEwen
Miroslav Táborský
Jan Unger ... Gregor
Jakub Zindulka
1040 3/4
AMG SYNOPSIS: Fact-based drama starring Robert Redford as Henry Brubaker, the new inmate at a run-down Southern prison that's become notorious for corruption and violence. After he witnesses several instances of gross misconduct and defuses a tense confrontation with a crazed inmate (Morgan Freeman), Brubaker reveals to the guards and administrators that he's not a criminal at all, but the new warden, assigned by the governor to infiltrate the facility undercover. His identity confirmed, Brubaker takes office and sets about shaping up policies and procedures, despite resistance from, incredibly, even some of the more entitled convicts. With the help of the prison's chief trustee (Yaphet Kotto) and a compassionate ally (Jane Alexander), the warden effects some positive change, but powerful business interests line up against him when his ideas threaten their financial bottom line. A reform-minded, socially conscious, and politically liberal picture of the type usually associated with director Norman Jewison, this fact-based prison drama was the result of a troubled production that saw original director Bob Rafelson replaced with Cool Hand Luke (1967) and The Amityville Horror (1979) helmsman Stuart Rosenberg. Despite the backstage turmoil, Brubaker was an acclaimed release and an Oscar-nominated, career-finale triumph for co-screenwriter Arthur A. Ross, creator of Creature From the Black Lagoon (1954) and father of successful writer/director Gary Ross. --

Moods : Food for Thought
Themes : Fighting the System | Whistleblowers | Prison Life
Keywords : prison, prison-reform, prison-warden, undercover, corruption, brutality, inmate, inhumanity
Drama, Docudrama, Prison Film 
Robert Redford ... Henry Brubaker
Yaphet Kotto ... Richard "Dickie" Coombes
Jane Alexander ... Lillian
Murray Hamilton ... Deach
David Keith ... Larry Lee Bullen
Morgan Freeman ... Walter
Matt Clark ... Purcell
Tim McIntire ... Huey Rauch
Jon Van Ness ... Zaranska
M. Emmet Walsh ... C.P. Woodward
Albert Salmi ... Rory Poke
Everett McGill ... Caldwell
Val Avery ... Wendell
David Harris ... Duane Spivey
Konrad Sheehan ... Glenn Elwood
Richard Ward ... Abraham
Joe Spinell ... Birdwell
Roy Poole ... Dr. Gregory
Nathan George ... Leon Edwards
Don Blakely ... Jerome Boyd
Lee Richardson ... Warden Renfrew
John McMartin ... Senator Hite
John Chappell ... Captain Cleaves
Brent Jennings ... Mr. Clarence
William Newman ... Dunfield
Noble Willingham ... Dr. Fenster
Wilford Brimley ... Rogers
Jane Cecil ... Bea Williams
Ebbe Roe Smith ... Pavitch
Vic Polizos ... Billy Baylock
Jack O'Leary ... Floor Walker
James Dukas ... Oafish Rankman
J.C. Quinn ... Barber
Jerry Mayer ... Barber
Kent Broadhurst ... Whitley
Hazen Gifford ... Parridge
John Glover ... Ackroyd
Bill McNulty ... Richards
Rob Garrison ... Pretty Boy
Ritch Brinkley ... Gate Guard
Alex Brown ... Fenway Park
122 2/4
Bruce Almighty 
AMG SYNOPSIS: After a bad day at work, a man suddenly gets a new job -- as the world's new Heavenly Father -- in this comedy. Bruce Nolan (Jim Carrey) is a television reporter working in Buffalo, NY, who has been growing increasingly dissatisfied with his existence, and after an especially bad day, he flies into a rage and curses God for making his life miserable. To Bruce's great surprise, the Supreme Being Himself (Morgan Freeman) appears, and tries to convince Bruce of the enormity of his task. Bruce, however, isn't buying it, so God gives him a chance to find out what he's up against; God bestows all of his powers on Bruce for a week, to see how he'd handle things. At first, Bruce has a great time bending the world around him to his will, much to the puzzlement of his girlfriend, Grace (Jennifer Aniston), but after six days God stops by to remind Bruce he hasn't done much to make the Earth a better place. Disappointed, God presents Bruce with an ultimatum -- he has one day to improve the world in a concrete way, or God will toss the planet back into the void. Bruce Almighty was directed by Tom Shadyac, who previously teamed with Jim Carrey for Liar, Liar and Ace Ventura: Pet Detective. -- Mark Deming

Moods : Fantastic Reality
Themes : Fired or Laid-Off | Message From God | Miraculous Events | Race Against Time | Redemption
Keywords : supernatural-powers, deal-with-God, divine-intervention, God, omnipotent, race-against-time, reporter
Comedy, Fantasy, Fantasy Comedy, Heavenly Comedy 
Jim Carrey ... Bruce Nolan
Jennifer Aniston ... Grace
Morgan Freeman ... God
Philip Baker Hall ... Jack Keller
Catherine Bell ... Susan Ortega
Lisa Ann Walter ... Debbie
Steve Carell ... Evan Baxter
Nora Dunn ... Ally Loman
Sally Kirkland ... Anita Mann
Tony Bennett ... Himself
Lillian Adams ... Mama Kowolski
Christopher Darga ... Vol Kowolski
Dan Desmond ... Bill the Ferry Owner
Lou Felder ... Pete Fineman
Jack Jozefson ... Homeless Guy with Signs
Mark Kiely ... Fred Donohue
Madeline Lovejoy ... Zoe
Darius Rose ... Tyler
Paul Satterfield ... Dallas Coleman
Selma Stern ... Irene Dansfield
Miah Won ... Connie
Timothy Di Pri ... Bruce's Cameraman
Brian Tahash ... Bruce's Soundman
Mark Adair-Rios ... Hood
Enrique Almeida ... Hood
Rolando Molina ... Hood
Emilio Rivera ... Hood
Albert P. Santos ... Hood
Jovan Allie ... Martin
Koby Allie ... Martin
Alfred Dennis ... Old Man
Rina Fernandez ... Pretty Woman
Michael Brownlee ... Newscaster
Ted Garcia ... Newscaster
Maria Quiban ... Newscaster
Shaun Robinson ... Newscaster
Saida Rodriguez-Pagan ... Newscaster
Ken Rudulph ... Newscaster
Gina St. John ... Newscaster
Michael Villani ... Newscaster
Christina Grandy ... Office Staffer
Jamison Yang ... Office Staffer
Andrew Hateley ... Teenager
Nick Huff ... Teenager
Greg Collins ... Coach Tucker
Dougald Park ... Stalled Car Guy
Susan Ware ... Party Woman
John Rosenfeld ... Business Man
Mary Pat Gleason ... Heavyish Woman
Carey Scott ... Partying Sports Guy
David A. Clemons ... Rioter
Bradley Stryker ... College Rioter
Laura Carson ... Nurse
Zachary Aaron Krebs ... Paramedic
Ben Livingston ... Paramedic
Nelson Mashita ... Doctor
Dohn Norwood ... Police Training Center Officer
Michael Olifiers ... Police Training Center Officer
David Carrera ... Phil's Cameraman
Howard S. Lefstein ... Phil's Soundman
Darcy Fowers ... Attractive Woman at Restaurant
Micayla Bowden ... Day Care Kid
Samantha Boyarsky ... Day Care Kid
Dylan Ferguson ... Day Care Kid
Cubbie Kile ... Day Care Kid
Emily Needham ... Day Care Kid
Alex Villiers ... Day Care Kid
Moe Daniels ... Day Care Teacher
Ara Celi ... Woman at Party
Jessica Mattson ... Woman at Party
Allison McCurdy ... Woman at Party
Patti O'Donnell ... Woman at Party
Janelle Perzina ... Woman at Party
Annie Wersching ... Woman at Party
Ashley Yegan ... Woman at Party
Micah Williams ... Boy on Bike
P.J. Byrne ... Panicked newsroom staffer
William Thomas ... Technical Director
123 2/4
The Butler 
AMG SYNOPSIS: Director Lee Daniels (Precious) teams up with Emmy Award-winning screenwriter Danny Strong to tell the remarkable story of White House butler Eugene Allen (played by Oscar-winner Forest Whitaker), who served eight U.S. presidents over the course of 30 years, and witnessed sweeping social change during his three decades of service at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. Inspired by Wil Haygood's Washington Post article, the film features Robin Williams as Dwight D. Eisenhower, James Marsden as John F. Kennedy, Liev Schreiber as Lyndon B. Johnson, John Cusack as Richard M. Nixon, and Alan Rickman as Ronald Reagan. Oprah Winfrey, Cuba Gooding Jr., Terrence Howard, Jane Fonda, David Oyelowo, Lenny Kravitz, Melissa Leo, and Vanessa Redgrave co-star. -- Jason Buchanan

Moods : Food for Thought
Themes : Fathers and Sons | Heads of State | Race Relations | Social Injustice
Keywords : high-society, social-issues, White-House, butler
Drama, Biopic [feature] 
Forest Whitaker ... Cecil Gaines
Oprah Winfrey ... Gloria Gaines
Terrence Howard ... Howard
Alan Rickman ... Ronald Reagan
Jane Fonda ... Nancy Reagan
John Cusack ... Richard Nixon
James Marsden ... John F. Kennedy
Minka Kelly ... Jacqueline Kennedy
David Oyelowo ... Louis Gaines
Alex Pettyfer ... Thomas Westfall
Robin Williams ... Dwight D. Eisenhower
Alex Manette ... H.R. Haldeman
Mariah Carey ... Hattie Pearl
Lenny Kravitz ... James Holloway
Vanessa Redgrave ... Annabeth Westfall
Liev Schreiber ... Lyndon B. Johnson
Yaya Alafia ... Carol Hammie
Colman Domingo ... Freddie Fallows
Nelsan Ellis ... Martin Luther King, Jr.
Elijah Kelley ... Charlie Gaines
Aml Ameen ... Young Cecil Gaines (15)
Jesse Williams ... Rev. James Lawson
David Banner ... Earl Gaines
Lajessie Smith ... Abraham
124 1/4
The Butterfly Effect 
AMG SYNOPSIS: Final Destination 2 screenwriters Eric Bress and J. Mackye Gruber make their directorial debut with the sci-fi thriller The Butterfly Effect. Evan Treborn (Ashton Kutcher with facial hair) wants to free himself from his disturbing childhood memories. As a kid, he often blacked out for long periods of time and tried to detail his life in a journal. As a young adult, he revisits the journal entries to figure out the truth about his troubled childhood friends Kayleigh (Amy Smart), Lenny (Elden Henson), and Tommy (William Lee Scott). When he discovers he can travel back in time in order to set things right, he tries to save his beloved friends. However, he finds out that relatively minor changes can make major problems for the future. The Butterfly Effect also stars Eric Stoltz, Ethan Suplee, and Melora Walters. The title was inspired by the story A Sound of Thunder by Ray Bradbury. -- Andrea LeVasseur

Moods : Head Trips | Uncomfortable Viewing
Themes : Time Travel | Haunted By the Past
Keywords : time-travel, child-abuse, childhood, childhood-friend, journal, physical-abuse, sexual-abuse
Science Fiction, Thriller, Psychological Sci-Fi, Psychological Thriller 
Ashton Kutcher ... Evan Treborn
Amy Smart ... Kayleigh Miller
William Lee Scott ... Tommy Miller
Elden Henson ... Lenny Kagan
Melora Walters ... Andrea Treborn
Eric Stoltz ... George Miller
Logan Lerman ... Evan at 7
Ethan Suplee ... Thumper
Jesse James ... Tommy at 13
Cameron Crigger ... Tommy Miller at 8
Callum Keith Rennie
John Patrick Amedori ... Evan Treborn at 13
Irene Gorovaia
Brandy Heidrick ... Kristin
1062 3/4
The Cabin in the Woods 
AMG SYNOPSIS: Joss Whedon and Drew Goddard team up for this bloody horror satire that offers an inventive twist on the familiar stranded-in-the-woods sub-genre. As five friends pile into an RV bound for a secluded cabin far from civilization, the operators of a mysterious, high-tech control room monitor their every move while preparing an arcane ritual that dates back to the beginning of time. Shortly after arriving at the rickety cottage, Dana (Kristen Connolly) and her friends Curt (Chris Hemsworth), Jules (Anna Hutchison), Marty (Fran Kranz), and Holden (Jesse Willaims) venture into the basement and discover a little girl's diary from the early 1900s -- which recounts a series of horrifying events that unfolded precisely where the vacationing teens how stand. Before long, the nightmare comes knocking at the door -- murder gleaming from its putrid eyes and a rusty saw clenched in rotting hands. In the control room, everything is going exactly according to plan; Sitterson (Richard Jenkins) and Hadley (Bradley Whitford) are taking bets, and their supervisor Lin (Amy Acker) is monitoring every detail. But just when it looks like the show is over, an unexpected glitch threatens to topple the entire system. --

Moods : Blood and Gore | Head Trips
Themes : Nightmare Vacations | Mind Games
Keywords : cabin, teenagers, trapped, woods [place], zombie
Horror, Creature Film, Sci-Fi Horror 
Kristen Connolly ... Dana
Chris Hemsworth ... Curt
Anna Hutchison ... Jules
Fran Kranz ... Marty
Jesse Williams ... Holden
Richard Jenkins ... Sitterson
Bradley Whitford ... Hadley
Brian J. White ... Truman
Amy Acker ... Lin
Tim de Zarn ... Mordecai
Tom Lenk ... Ronald the Intern
Dan Payne ... Matthew Buckner
Jodelle Ferland ... Patience Buckner
Danny Shea ... Father Buckner
Maya Massar ... Mother Buckner
Nels Lennarson ... Clean Man
Rukiya Bernard ... Labcoat Girl
Adrian Holmes ... Demo Guy
Chelah Horsdal ... Demo Guy
Terry Chen ... Operations Guy
Heather Doerksen ... Accountant
Patrick Sabongui ... Elevator Guard
Phillip Mitchell ... Lead Guard
Naomi Dane ... Japanese Floaty Girl
Ellie Harvie ... Military Liaison
Patrick Gilmore ... Werewolf Wrangler
Brad Dryborough ... Chem Department Guy
Emili Kawashima ... Japanese Frog Girl
Aya Furukawa ... Japanese School Girl
Maria Go ... Japanese School Girl
Serena Akane Chi ... Japanese School Girl
Abbey Imai ... Japanese School Girl
Marina Ishibashi ... Japanese School Girl
Miku Katsuura ... Japanese School Girl
Alicia Takase Lui ... Japanese School Girl
Jodi Tabuchi ... Japanese School Girl
Sara Taira ... Japanese School Girl
Alyssandra Yamamoto ... Japanese School Girl
Richard Cetrone ... Werewolf/Merman
Phoebe Galvan ... Sugarplum Fairy
Simon Pidgeon ... Dismemberment Goblin
Matt Phillips ... Dismemberment Goblin
Gregory Zach ... Fornicus, Lord of Bondage and Pain
125 3/4
AMG SYNOPSIS: The smash success Caddyshack became a prototype for countless other wacky T&A-tinged teen comedies of the early 1980s. At an exclusive country club for WASPish snobs, an ambitious young caddy (Michael O'Keefe) from an overpopulated home eagerly pursues a caddy scholarship in hopes of attending college and, in turn, avoiding a job at the lumber yard. In order to succeed, he must first win the favor of the elitist Judge Smails (Ted Knight), then the caddy golf tournament which the good judge sponsors. Of course, there are love interests as well -- one good, one naughty -- not to mention several foes he must vanquish along the way. The story itself serves to string along a series of slapstick scenes involving an obnoxious nouveau riche land developer (Rodney Dangerfield) who wants to turn the site into a condominium community; an oddball, Zen-quoting, millionaire slacker/golf ace (Chevy Chase); and a psychotic groundskeeper (Bill Murray) with a gopher-fixation. Caddyshack was a bona fide hit; throughout the '80s and '90s, director Harold Ramis would continue to create such hits as Ghostbusters, Groundhog Day, and Analyze This. -- Jeremy Beday

Moods : Gutbusters
Themes : Class Differences | Fish Out of Water | Generation Gap
Keywords : caddy, golf, gopher, groundskeeper, competition, millionaire, class-consciousness, swimming-pool, clubhouse, judge, scholarship, tournament
Comedy, Slapstick, Gross-Out Comedy, Sports Comedy 
Chevy Chase ... Ty Webb
Rodney Dangerfield ... Al Czervik
Bill Murray ... Carl Spackler
Michael O'Keefe ... Danny Noonan
Ted Knight ... Judge Smails
Cindy Morgan ... Lacey Underall
Sarah Holcomb ... Maggie O'Hooligan
Scott Colomby ... Tony D'Annunzio
Dan Resin ... Dr. Beeper
Henry Wilcoxon ... Bishop
Elaine Aiken ... Mrs. Noonan
Albert Salmi ... Noonan
Ann Ryerson ... Grace
Brian Doyle-Murray ... Lou Loomis
Hamilton Mitchell ... Motormouth
Brian McConnachie ... Scott
Cordis Heard ... Wally
Jackie Davis ... Smoke
Thomas A. Carlin ... Sandy MacReedy
Fred Buch ... Angry Husband
Frank Schuller ... Charlie the Cook
Mel Pape ... Butler
Bruce McLaughlin ... Old Crony
Minerva Scelza ... Joey D'Nunzio
John F. Barmon Jr. ... Spaulding Smails
943 0/4
AMG SYNOPSIS: This lavish big-budget epic was the pinnacle of a uniquely Italian subgenre, the historical hardcore gore/porn extravaganza. The star-studded cast, perhaps lured by the high-profile involvement of producer Bob Guccione and screenwriter Gore Vidal, includes such luminaries as John Gielgud, Peter O'Toole, and Helen Mirren. Director Tinto Brass, whose similar treatment of Nazi Germany in Salon Kitty won him the job, did his best with the mammoth enterprise, but numerous production problems and re-edits took their toll on the finished product. When Caligula works best, it works because of Malcolm McDowell, whose crazed portrayal of the title Emperor is the embodiment of villainous corruption. McDowell raises his performance level to match the gaudy spectacle around him, which led to charges of overacting, but there are moments when he is absolutely riveting. Some of the cast doesn't fare as well, as O'Toole makes a particularly unsubtle Tiberius. The sex is graphic and steamy, particularly a feverish lesbian interlude between Penthouse Pets Lori Wagner and Marjorie Thorsen (using the pseudonym "Anneka di Lorenzo"), and the various carnival freaks used as atmosphere imbue the film with a grotesque, Fellini-like opulence. There are many memorable scenes and a magnificent score by Paul Clemente, but the heady brew of historical epic, hardcore sex, and gory violence proved overwhelming to many viewers. Still, Gore Vidal's script is surprisingly accurate, and manages to be entertainingly vulgar while bringing a rather loathsome slice of human history to vivid life, warts and all. The more explicit scenes were directed by Bob Guccione and Giancarlo Lui, causing both Vidal and Brass to remove their names from the credits. --

Themes : Crowned Heads | Rise and Fall Stories | Political Unrest
Keywords : aristocracy, bestiality, craziness, decadence, decapitation, emperor, insanity, masochism, necrophilia, rape
Attributes : Low Artistic Quality
Epic, Historical Film, Historical Epic, Sexploitation, Biopic [feature] 
Malcolm McDowell ... Caligula
Teresa Ann Savoy ... Drusilla
Helen Mirren ... Cesonia
Peter O'Toole ... Tiberius
John Gielgud ... Nerva
John Steiner ... Longino
Paolo Bonacelli ... Cherea
Giancarlo Badessi ... Claudio
Adriana Asti ... Ennia
Leopoldo Trieste ... Caricle
Guido Mannari ... Macrone
Mirella D'Angelo ... Livia
Osiride Pevarello ... Giant
Lori Wagner ... Agrippina
Anneka Di Lorenzo
916 2/4
The Cannonball Run 
AMG SYNOPSIS: Burt Reynolds and director Hal Needham team up for the fourth time, this time bringing an all-star cast of characters on a cross-country car race in the vein of 1976 release The Gumball Rally. The police are the least of the Cannonballers' worries as they push the pedal to the metal in a race from Connecticut to California. Reynolds stars as J.J. McClure, a speed-loving racer disguised as an ambulance driver to outsmart the police. He is paired up with Dom Deluise, who plays his dimwitted sidekick Victor and who, on occasion, dons the suit of Captain Chaos. Rat Packers Dean Martin and Sammy Davis, Jr. join the lineup as Ferrari-driving priests, while martial arts expert Jackie Chan takes on one of his first U.S. film roles driving a souped-up Subaru. Among the many other stars are Roger Moore doing a parody of his 007 character, complete with secret devices and weapons, Farrah Fawcett as Pamela, a woman McClure and Chaos pick up, and Jamie Farr as a deranged Islamic sheik. Jack Elam joins the cast as a crazed proctologist along for McClure's ambulance ride, and Needham makes a cameo as a patient. -- Rachel Koetje

Moods : Just for Fun
Themes : Car Racing | Underdogs
Keywords : car, auto-racing, competition, cross-country, on-the-road, racer, racing
Action, Comedy, Action Comedy, Adventure Comedy, Buddy Film, Chase Movie, Road Movie 
Burt Reynolds ... J.J. McClure
Roger Moore ... Seymour
Farrah Fawcett ... Pamela
Dom DeLuise ... Victor
Dean Martin ... Jamie Blake
Sammy Davis Jr. ... Fenderbaum
Jack Elam ... Doctor
Adrienne Barbeau ... Marcie
Terry Bradshaw ... Terry
Bert Convy ... Brad
Jamie Farr ... Sheik
Peter Fonda ... Chief Biker
George Furth ... A.F. Foyt
Michael Hui ... Subaru Driver #2
Bianca Jagger ... Sheik's Sister
Molly Picon ... Mom Goldfarb
Mel Tillis ... Mel
Rick Aviles ... Mad Dog
Warren Berlinger ... Shakey Finch
Tara Buckman ... Jill
Norman Grabowski ... Petoski
Robert Tessier ... Biker
John Fiedler ... Desk Clerk
Alfie Wise ... Barman
Johnny Yune ... TV Talk Show Host
Lois Areno ... Seymour's Girl
Susan McDonald ... Seymour's Girl
Fred Smith ... Californian Patrolman 1
Roy Tatum ... Connecticut Patrolman
Dudley Remus ... New Jersey Patrolman 1
Brock Yates ... Organizer
Kathleen M. Shea ... Starting Girl
John Megna ... Arthur Rose
Linda McClure ... Dour Lady
Laura Lizer Sommers ... Lady in Distress
Richard Losee ... Trans Am Driver
Lois Hamilton ... Seymour's Girl (Spike)
Grayce Spence ... Chair Person
1225 2/4
Cape Fear 
AMG SYNOPSIS: Martin Scorsese's remake of Cape Fear provided the director with a box-office success to follow up the critical success of the previous year's Goodfellas. After serving a lengthy prison sentence for a sexual assault, Max Cady (Robert De Niro) comes calling on the man who served as his public defender, Sam Bowden (Nick Nolte). Max begins a campaign of harassment against the man and his family because Bowden buried a report that would have in all likelihood acquitted Cady of the charges against him. Bowden's shaky ethics continue in his personal life as he is considering beginning an extramarital affair with colleague Lori Davis (Illeana Douglas), since he and his wife, Leigh (Jessica Lange) have had a difficult time coming back together since he has admitted to previous indiscretions. Cady infiltrates the family most insidiously by cultivating a relationship with the Bowden's troubled teenage daughte, Danielle (Juliette Lewis), who is all the more susceptible to Cady's advances because of her parents' problems. Robert Mitchum and Gregory Peck, the stars of the original film, have cameo appearances in this version of Cape Fear. De Niro and Lewis were both nominated for Academy Awards for their work in the film. -- Perry Seibert

Moods : Nail-biters
Themes : Criminal's Revenge | Haunted By the Past | Mind Games | Southern Gothic | Stalkers
Keywords : maniac, cat-and-mouse, family-in-danger, harassment, injustice, killing, lawyer, rape, revenge, stalking, terrorism, trapped, woman
Attributes : High Production Values
Crime, Thriller, Crime Thriller, Psychological Thriller 
Robert De Niro ... Max Cady
Nick Nolte ... Sam Bowden
Jessica Lange ... Leigh Bowden
Juliette Lewis ... Danielle Bowden
Joe Don Baker ... Claude Kersek
Illeana Douglas ... Lori Davis
Robert Mitchum ... Lieutenant Elgart
Gregory Peck ... Lee Heller
Martin Balsam ... Judge
Fred Dalton Thompson ... Tom Broadbent
Zully Montero ... Graciella
Antoni Corone ... Corrections Officer
Ellen Lewis
Craig Henne ... Prisoner
Forest Burton ... Prisoner
Edgar Allan Poe IV ... Prisoner
Rod Ball ... Prisoner
W. Paul Bodie ... Prisoner
Joel Kolker ... Corrections Officer
Tamara Jones ... Ice Cream Cashier
Roger Pretto ... Racquetball Colleague
Parris Buckner ... Racquetball Colleague
Margot Moreland ... Secretary
Will Knickerbocker ... Detective
Bruce E. Holdstein ... Arresting Officer
Richard Wasserman ... Parade Watcher
Paul Froehler ... Parade Watcher
Mary Ellen O'Brien ... Parade Watcher
Jodie Wilson ... Parade Watcher
Kate Colburn ... Waitress
Garr Stevens ... 1st Big Man
Billy Lucas ... 2nd Big Man
Linda Perri ... Ticket Agent
Elizabeth Moyer ... Ticket Agent
Catherine Scorsese ... Fruit Stand Customer
Charles Scorsese ... Fruit Stand Customer
Jackie Davis ... Jimmy the Dockmaster
126 3/4
Captain America: Civil War 
AMG SYNOPSIS: In this superhero epic, the denizens of the Marvel Universe are forced to pick sides when Captain America (Chris Evans) and Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) come to blows over ideological differences. After a mission involving a new Avengers squad led by Cap ends with several civilian casualties in Lagos, the team are asked to sign an agreement that would force them to take orders from a United Nations panel. Tony Stark (aka Iron Man) pressures Cap to accept this new arrangement, in part because he feels deeply guilty about his own past recklessness; Captain America, however, fears that the Avengers will only be corrupted by bureaucracy. Their disagreement eventually escalates into all-out war when Cap's old friend Bucky Barnes (Sebastian Stan), now a brainwashed assassin known as the Winter Soldier, reenters the picture.
Captain America: Civil War brings back former Avengers characters such as Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson), Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner), Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen), War Machine (Don Cheadle), Falcon (Anthony Mackie), and Vision (Paul Bettany); it also drags into the fray low-rent superhero Ant-Man (Paul Rudd), and introduces both the powerful African prince Black Panther (Chadwick Boseman) and a new, younger incarnation of Spider-Man (Tom Holland). Directed by Anthony and Joe Russo. -- Jack Rodgers

Moods : Adrenaline Rush
Themes : Heroic Mission
Keywords : bureaucracy, determination, friendship, humanity, responsibility, strength, Superhero, war
Action, Superhero Film 
Chris Evans ... Steve Rogers/Captain America
Robert Downey, Jr. ... Tony Stark/Iron Man
Scarlett Johansson ... Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow
Sebastian Stan ... Bucky Barnes/Winter Soldier
Anthony Mackie ... Sam Wilson/Falcon
Don Cheadle ... Jim Rhodes/War Machine
Jeremy Renner ... Clint Barton/Hawkeye
Chadwick Boseman ... T'Challa/Black Panther
Paul Bettany ... The Vision
Elizabeth Olsen ... Wanda Maximoff/Scarlet Witch
Paul Rudd ... Scott Lang/Ant-Man
Emily VanCamp ... Agent Sharon Carter
Marisa Tomei ... May Parker
Frank Grillo ... Brock Rumlow
Martin Freeman ... Everett Ross
William Hurt ... Secretary of State Thaddeus Ross
Daniel Brühl ... Zemo
John Kani ... King T'Chaka
John Slattery ... Howard Stark
Alfre Woodard ... Miriam
Michael A. Cook ... MRI Tech
Gene Farber ... Karpov
Cornell John ... Attache
Josh Peck ... GSG9 Task Force Gunner
Brent McGee ... GSG9 Task Force Pilot
Blair Jasin ... Raft Guard
David de Vries ... Custodian
Brett Gentile ... Delivery Truck Driver
Silvina Buchbauer ... News Reporter
Damion Poitier ... Hero Merc #1
David Brown ... Hero Merc #3
Guy Fernandez ... Hero Merc #4
Jim Rash ... M.I.T. Liaison
Gozie Agbo ... Dr. Broussard
Stan Lee ... FedEx Driver
Kerry Condon ... Friday
Julianna Guill ... Stark's Assistant
Brian Schaeffer ... Cultural Attache
Hope Davis ... Maria Stark
127 3/4
Captain America: The First Avenger 
AMG SYNOPSIS: Meek U.S. Army soldier Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) takes part in an experimental military program that infuses him with super-human powers, and uses his newfound strength to battle the villainous Red Skull (Hugo Weaving) in this comic-book adventure from director Joe Johnston (The Wolfman, The Rocketeer). Tommy Lee Jones, Neal McDonough, and Stanley Tucci co-star in a film written by Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeeley (who previously collaborated on The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe). -- Jason Buchanan

Moods : For Love of Country | Tough Guys
Themes : Heroic Mission | Time Sleepers | Unlikely Heroes
Keywords : serum, soldier, Superhero
Action, Action Thriller, Superhero Film 
Chris Evans ... Captain America/Steve Rogers
Hayley Atwell ... Peggy Carter
Sebastian Stan ... James Buchanan "Bucky" Barnes
Tommy Lee Jones ... Colonel Chester Phillips
Hugo Weaving ... Johann Schmidt/Red Skull
Dominic Cooper ... Howard Stark
Richard Armitage ... Heinz Kruger
Stanley Tucci ... Dr. Abraham Erskine
Samuel L. Jackson ... Nick Fury
Toby Jones ... Dr. Arnim Zola
Neal McDonough ... Timothy 'Dum Dum' Dugan
Derek Luke ... Gabe Jones
Kenneth Choi ... Jim Morita
JJ Feild ... James Montgomery Falsworth
Bruno Ricci ... Jacques Dernier
Lex Shrapnel ... Gilmore Hodge
Michael Brandon ... Senator Brandt
Martin T. Sherman ... Brandt's Aide
Natalie Dormer ... Pvt. Lorraine
Oscar Pearce ... Search Team Leader
William Hope ... SHIELD Lieutenant
Nicholas Pinnock ... SHIELD Tech
Marek Oravec ... Jan
David Bradley ... Tower Keeper
Leander Deeny ... Steve Rogers Double/Barman
Simon Kunz ... 4F Doctor
Kieran O'Connor ... Loud Jerk
Jenna-Louise Coleman ... Connie
Sophie Colouhoun ... Bonnie
Doug Cockle ... Young Doctor
Ben Batt ... Enlistment Office MP
Mollie Fitzgerald ... Stark Girl
Damon J. Driver ... Sergeant Duffy
David McKail ... Johann Schmidt's Artist
Amanda Walker ... Antique Store Owner
Richard Freeman ... SSR Doctor
Katherine Press ... Project Rebirth Nurse
Marcello Walton ... Undercover Bum
Vincent Montuel ... Undercover Bum
Fabrizio Santino ... Kruger's Driver
Maxwell Newman ... Boy at Dock
Anatole Taubman ... Roeder
Jan Pohl ... Hutter
Erich Redman ... Schneider
Rosanna Hoult ... Star-Spangled Singer
Naomi Slights ... Star-Spangled Singer
Kirsty Mather ... Star-Spangled Singer
Megan Sanderson ... Kid in USO Audience
Darren Simpson ... Kid in USO Audience
Fernanda Toker ... Newsstand Mom
Laura Haddock ... Autograph Seeker
James Payton ... "Adolph Hitler"
Kevin Millington ... Stark's Engineer
Peter Stark ... HYDRA Lieutenant
Amanda Righetti ... SHIELD Agent
128 3/4
Captain America: The Winter Soldier 
AMG SYNOPSIS: Steve Rogers continues his journey as the super-powered American soldier who's grasping to find his place in a modern world after being frozen in ice since WWII with this Marvel Studios sequel. Chris Evans returns to star, with Community director/producers Joe and Anthony Russo helming. -- Jeremy Wheeler

Moods : For Love of Country | Tough Guys
Themes : Heroic Mission | Time Sleepers
Keywords : serum, soldier, Superhero
Action, Action Thriller, Superhero Film 
Chris Evans ... Captain America/Steve Rogers
Anthony Mackie ... Sam Wilson/Falcon
Sebastian Stan ... Bucky Barnes/Winter Soldier
Samuel L. Jackson ... Nick Fury
Scarlett Johansson ... Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow
Frank Grillo ... Brock Rumlow
Robert Redford ... Agent Alexander Pierce
Cobie Smulders ... Agent Maria Hill
Hayley Atwell ... Peggy Carter
Toby Jones ... Arnim Zola
Emily VanCamp ... Agent 13
Maximiliano Hernandez ... Agent Jasper Sitwell
Stan Lee ... Smithsonian Guard
Callan Mulvey ... Jack Rollins
Jenny Agutter ... Councilwoman Hawley
Bernard White ... Councilman Singh
Alan Dale ... Councilman Rockwell
Garry Shandling ... Senator Stern
Zack Duhame ... Engine Pirate
Adetokumboh M'Cormack ... French Radio Pirate
Christopher George Sarris ... Skinny Steve
Aaron Himelstein ... Launch Tech #1
Allan Chanes ... Launch Tech #2
Gozie Agbo ... Dr. Fine
Christopher Markus ... SHIELD Interrogator #1
Stephen McFeely ... SHIELD Interrogator #2
Ed Brubaker ... Scientist #2
D.C. Pierson ... Apple Employee
Danny Pudi ... Com Tech #1
Branka Katic ... Renata
Jon Sklaroff ... Charlie XO
Chad Todhunter ... Charlie Weapons Tech
Abigail Marlowe ... SHIELD Tech
Jeremy Maxwell ... Lead SHIELD Pilot
Emerson Brooks ... Senior SHIELD Agent
Evan Parke ... SHIELD Agent
Ricardo Chacon ... Strike Sgt. #1
Griffin M. Allen ... Strike Sgt. #2
Ann Russo ... Strike Agent
Joe Rosalina ... Strike Agent
Jody Hart ... 25th Floor Strike Agent
Steven Culp ... Scudder
Derek Hughes ... Human Resources Executive
Wendy Hoopes ... Doctor
Dominic Rains ... CIA Instructor
Charles Wittman ... Capitol Hill Police
Andy Martinez Jr. ... Capitol Hill Police
Terence O'Rourke ... FBI Agent
Anne Grimenstein ... Committee Member
Dante Rosalina ... Little Boy in The Smithsonian
Robert Clotworthy ... Fury Car Voice
June Christopher ... SHIELD Computer
Gary Sinise ... The Smithsonian Narrator
856 3/4
Captain Fantastic 
AMG SYNOPSIS: Determined to shield his family from the decadence and distractions of modern life, an eccentric father (Viggo Mortensen) raises his six children in a remote forest in the Pacific Northwest. But when his wife commits suicide, the kids are forced to interact with the outside world for the first time as he takes them on a road trip to New Mexico for her funeral. Kathryn Hahn, Steve Zahn, Frank Langella, and Ann Dowd co-star. Written and directed by Matt Ross (28 Hotel Rooms), Captain Fantastic made its world premiere at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival. -- Jack Rodgers

Moods : Button Pushers | Only Human
Themes : Death of a Parent | Dropping Out | Eccentric Families | Fathers and Daughters | Fathers and Sons
Comedy, Comedy Drama, Coming-of-Age, Family Drama 
Viggo Mortensen ... Ben Cash
Frank Langella ... Jack
George MacKay ... Bodavan (Bo)
Ann Dowd ... Abigail
Missi Pyle ... Ellen
Kathryn Hahn ... Harper
Steve Zahn ... Dave
Samantha Isler ... Kielyr
Annalise Basso ... Vespyr
Nicholas Hamilton ... Rellian
Trin Miller ... Leslie
Erin Moriarty ... Karin
Hannah Horton ... Teenage Girl
Louis Hobson ... Doctor
1287 3/4
Captain Horatio Hornblower 
AMG SYNOPSIS: Gregory Peck stars as the title character in this swashbuckling saga of the high seas based on C.S. Forester's novel. In 1807, Hornblower is given a special assignment by the British Navy: he is to deliver a supply of weapons to El Supremo (Alec Mango), a Latin American rebel leading an uprising against Spain. However, by the time Hornblower arrives, it is discovered that the political winds have shifted, Spain and England are once again allies, and El Supremo is now the enemy of the British forces. Hornblower and his men are also forced to take on a passenger, Lady Barbara Wellesley (Virginia Mayo), a sister of the Duke of Wellington who is trying to escape an outbreak of yellow fever. When she shows symptoms of the disease, Hornblower tries to nurse her back to health while attempting to organize an attack on the armada he just helped to arm. Upon his return to England, Hornblower parts company with Wellesley (while they were attracted to each other, Hornblower remained loyal to his wife) and is given a new mission to take on Napoleon's naval forces. Captain Horatio Hornblower was originally scheduled to star Errol Flynn, but the role was recast when it was decided he'd grown too old to play the role convincingly (the fact Flynn was in the midst of one of his periodic battles with the brass at Warner Brothers certainly didn't help matters). -- Mark Deming

Moods : Adrenaline Rush | Tough Guys
Themes : War At Sea
Keywords : against-all-odds, boating, escape, hero, high-seas, malaria, officer, sailor, sea-captain, swashbuckler, tyrant, war
Adventure, Sea Adventure, Costume Adventure, War Adventure 
Gregory Peck ... Capt. Horatio Hornblower
Virginia Mayo ... Lady Barbara Wellesley
Robert Beatty ... Lt. William Bush
Denis O'Dea ... Admiral Leighton
Terence Morgan ... Lieutenant Gerard
James Robertson Justice ... Quist
Moultrie Kelsall ... Lt. Crystal
Stanley Baker ... Mr. Harrison
Richard Hearne ... Polwheal
Michael Dolan ... Gundarson
Alec Mango ... El Supremo
Ronald Adam ... Adm. Macartney
Michael Goodliffe ... Caillard
Kynaston Reeves ... Lord Hood
Amy Veness ... Mrs. McPhee
John Witty ... Capt. Etenza
Christopher Lee ... Captain
Ingeborg Wells ... Hebe
926 3/4
Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie 
AMG SYNOPSIS: Two fourth-graders (voiced by Kevin Hart and Thomas Middleditch) hypnotize their principal (Ed Helms) in order to transform him into Captain Underpants, the superhero from their homemade comic book. The trio soon battle a new teacher at their school (Nick Kroll), who's secretly a mad scientist. This animated comedy was adapted from the series of children's novels by Dav Pilkey, and also features the voices of Jordan Peele and Kristen Schaal. -- Jack Rodgers

Moods : Just for Fun
Themes : Child Prodigies | Fantasy Life | Generation Gap | Kids in Trouble
Keywords : animation, children, comic-book, prank, school, Superhero
Children's/Family, Comedy, Family-Oriented Comedy, Fantasy Comedy, Superhero Film 
Kevin Hart ... George Beard
Ed Helms ... Mr. Krupp / Captain Underpants
Nick Kroll ... Professor Poopypants
Thomas Middleditch ... Harold Hutchins
Jordan Peele ... Melvin
Kristen Schaal ... Edith
Dee Dee Rescher ... Ms. Ribble
Brian Posehn ... Mr. Rected
David Soren ... Tommy
Mel Rodriguez ... Mr. Fyde
James Ryan ... Mime
Leslie David Baker ... Officer McPiggly
Sugar Lyn Beard ... Goody Two-Shoes Girl
Lesley Nicol ... Nobel Moderator
Chris Miller ... Nobel Audience Member
991 0/4
AMG SYNOPSIS: A woman traveling through deep space discovers a secret with deadly implications in this Swiss sci-fi drama. It's the year 2267, and Earth's environment is near the point of total collapse. Many have fled the Earth to live on Rhea, a beautiful planet with an atmosphere and ecosystem similar to our own, but it's in a distant solar system and travel there is expensive. Laura Portmann (Anna-Katharina Schwabroh) is a doctor trying to raise the money to relocate to Rhea, where her sister is already living; she takes a job with Kuiper Enterprises aboard the Kassandra, a battered space freighter making a run to a far away space station. It takes eight years to travel from Earth to the space station, and most of the crew spends their time frozen in artificial hibernation, as crewmen taking turns working an eight and a half month shift while conscious. As Portmann watches over the ship alongside security marshal Samuel Decker (Martin Rapold), who protects the ship from technophobic terrorists, she is convinced something is alive and making trouble in the Kassandra's cargo hold, and becomes concerned enough to wake Captain Lacroix (Pierre Semmler) and his men from their artificial slumber. While Lacroix is certain Portmann simply has an overactive imagination, in time it's revealed someone on board the Kassandra possesses a dangerous secret. Cargo was the first feature film from directors Ivan Engler and Ralph Etter; featuring impressive special effects despite a relatively low budget of $4.8 million, Cargo earned enthusiastic review from European sci-fi fans before making its American debut at the 2010 South by Southwest Film Festival. --

Moods : Head Trips
Themes : Space Travel | Stranded
Science Fiction, Thriller, Psychological Sci-Fi 
Martin Rapold
Regula Grauwiller
Yangzom Brauen
Pierre Semmler
Claude-Oliver Rudolph
129 3/4
AMG SYNOPSIS: A pedal-to-the-metal race car determined to prove his worth on the tracks discovers that life isn't always about crossing the finish line first in Toy Story director John Lasseter's mechanically minded tale of friendship and loyalty. Lightning McQueen (voice of Owen Wilson) may be just a rookie, but he's convinced that he can realize his dream of zooming by the checkered flag if he can only make it to California in time to compete in the upcoming Piston Cup Championship. When Lightning takes a detour into the slow-moving, Route 66 town of Radiator Springs, however, it begins to appear as if his shot at the big time has effectively stalled out. Of course, Lightning's exciting cross-country trek wasn't all for naught, and after befriending such quirky Radiator Springs residents as Sally the Porsche (voice of Bonnie Hunt), Doc Hudson (voice of Paul Newman), and Mater the Tow Truck (voice of Larry the Cable Guy), the eager young racer learns that sometimes life is more about the voyage than the outcome of the race. -- Jason Buchanan

Moods : Memory Lane | Young and Old Alike
Themes : Fish Out of Water | Small-Town Life | Car Racing | Culture Clash
Keywords : auto-racing, NASCAR, race-car
Children's/Family, Comedy, Family-Oriented Comedy, Road Movie 
Owen Wilson ... Lightning McQueen
Paul Newman ... Doc Hudson
Bonnie Hunt ... Sally Carrera
Larry the Cable Guy ... Mater
Cheech Marin ... Ramone
Tony Shalhoub ... Luigi
Guido Quaroni ... Guido
Jenifer Lewis ... Flo
Paul Dooley ... Sarge
Michael Wallis ... Sheriff
George Carlin ... Fillmore
Katherine Helmond ... Lizzie
John Ratzenberger ... Mack, Hamm Truck, Abominable Snow Plow, P.T. Flea Car
Joe Ranft ... Red, Peterbilt
Michael Keaton ... Chick Hicks
Jeremy Piven ... Harv
Bob Costas ... Bob Cutlass
Darrell Waltrip ... Darrell Cartrip
Richard Kind ... Van
Edie McClurg ... Minny
Richard Petty ... The King
Andrew Stanton ... Fred
Dale Earnhardt Jr. ... Junior
Michael Schumacher ... Michael Schumacher Ferrari
Jay Leno ... Jay Limo
Mario Andretti ... Mario Andretti
Lou Romano ... Snotrod
Elissa Knight ... Tia
Lindsey Collins ... Mia
Tom Hanks ... Woody Car
Tim Allen ... Buzz Lightyear Car
Billy Crystal ... Mike Car
John Goodman ... Sullivan Truck
Dave Foley ... Flik Car
Jack Angel
Bob Bergen
Rodger Bumpass
John Cygan
Jennifer Darling
Paul Eiding
Bill Farmer
Teresa Ganzel
Jess Harnell
Sherry Lynn
Danny Mann
Mickie T. McGowan
Laraine Newman
Teddy Newton
Colleen O'Shaughnessy
Bob Peterson
Jan Rabson
Ken Schretzmann
Jim Ward
949 2/4
Cars 3 
AMG SYNOPSIS: Famed race car Lightning McQueen (voiced by Owen Wilson) suffers a catastrophic crash while trying to compete with a younger rival named Jackson Storm (Armie Hammer). Afterwards, McQueen embraces new technologies as he trains for a return to the racetrack. Cristela Alonzo, Chris Cooper, Nathan Fillion, Kerry Washington, and Bonnie Hunt also lend their voices to this animated sequel from Pixar and Disney. --

Moods : Just for Fun
Themes : All Washed Up | Car Racing
Keywords : car, race [competition], race-car, stock-car
Children's/Family, Children's Fantasy, Family-Oriented Comedy 
Owen Wilson ... Lightning McQueen
Cristela Alonzo ... Cruz Ramirez
Armie Hammer ... Jackson Storm
Nathan Fillion ... Sterling
Chris Cooper ... Smokey Yunick
Kerry Washington ... Natalie Certain
Bonnie Hunt ... Sally Carrera
Tony Shalhoub ... Luigi
Lea DeLaria ... MIss Fritter
Margo Martindale ... Louise 'Barnstormer' Nash
Cheech Marin ... Ramone
Bob Costas ... Bob Cutlass
Darrell Waltrip ... Darrell Cartrip
Isiah Whitlock, Jr. ... River Scott
Bob Peterson ... Chick Hicks
Guido Quaroni ... Guido
Tom Magliozzi ... Rusty
John Ratzenberger ... Mack
Lewis Hamilton ... Hamilton
Lloyd Sherr ... Fillmore
Paul Newman ... Doc Hudson
Katherine Helmond ... Lizzie
Paul Dooley ... Sarge
Jenifer Lewis ... Flo
Madeleine McGraw ... Maddy McGear
Michael Wallis ... Sheriff
Mike Joy ... Mike Joyride
Jeff Gordon ... Jeff Gorvette
Richard Petty ... The King
Ray Magliozzi ... Dusty
1094 2/4
AMG SYNOPSIS: A young insomniac attempts to cope with his sleepless nights by taking a job at a local supermarket, only to discover that he possesses a curious coping mechanism in the debut feature from Academy-Award nominated filmmaker Sean Ellis. Ben (Sean Biggerstaff) has recently been dumped by his girlfriend, and in his grief he has lost his ability to sleep through the night. When Ben takes a job at the supermarket and makes the acquaintance of an odd collection of individuals, including silly slackers Barry (Michael Dixon) and Matt (Michael Lambourne) and aspiring kung fu master Brian (Marc Pickering), he begins to find his imagination taking flight in a most unusual manner. It seems that Ben has the ability to literally stop time, a talent that allows him to take pause, traverse the supermarket aisles, and ponder both his own life and the existence of the customers who stand frozen and completely unaware of his presence. As much a dreamer as Ben may be, however, his willingness to maintain his connection to the tangible, if slightly antiseptic, world he currently inhabits soon finds the wistful dreamer forming a close connection with disarmingly straightforward checkout girl Emily (Emilia Fox), whose solid ties to reality serve to offer a healthy contrast to the fantasy-prone insomniac's surreal form of escapism. --

Moods : Pick-Me-Ups
Themes : Fantasy Life
Keywords : artist, insomnia, sketch, supermarket
Attributes : High Production Values
Comedy, Fantasy Comedy, Romantic Comedy, Workplace Comedy 
Sean Biggerstaff ... Ben
Emilia Fox ... Sharon
Shaun Evans ... Sean
Michelle Ryan ... Suzy
Stuart Goodwin ... Jenkins
Michael Dixon ... Barry
Michael Lambourne ... Matt
Marc Pickering ... Brian
Nick Hancock ... Rory
130 3/4
Cast Away 
AMG SYNOPSIS: An exploration of human survival and the ability of fate to alter even the tidiest of lives with one major event, Cast Away tells the story of Chuck Noland (Tom Hanks), a Federal Express engineer who devotes most of his life to his troubleshooting job. His girlfriend Kelly (Helen Hunt) is often neglected by his dedication to work, and his compulsive personality suggests a conflicted man. But on Christmas Eve, Chuck proposes marriage to Kelly right before embarking on a large assignment. On the assignment, a plane crash strands Chuck on a remote island, and his fast-paced life is slowed to a crawl, as he is miles removed from any human contact. Finding solace only in a volleyball that he befriends, Chuck must now learn to endure the emotional and physical stress of his new life, unsure of when he may return to the civilization he knew before. Cast Away reunites star Hanks with director Robert Zemeckis, their first film together since 1994's Oscar-winning Forrest Gump. -- Jason Clark

Moods : Triumph of the Spirit
Themes : Stranded | Survival in the Wilderness | Living In Exile | Air Disasters | Lovers Reunited
Keywords : castaway, island-deserted, island-tropical, isolation, plane-crash, old-flame, presumed-dead
Drama, Adventure Drama 
Tom Hanks ... Chuck Noland
Helen Hunt ... Kelly Frears
Chris Noth ... Jerry Lovett
Nick Searcy ... Stan
Lari White ... Bettina Peterson
Michael Forest ... Pilot Jack
Viveka Davis ... Pilot Gwen
131 3/4
Castle in the Sky 
AMG SYNOPSIS: Hayao Miyazaki's fantasy adventure Castle in the Sky begins with a chase scene through a flying ship, where all the passengers are after the young girl, Sheeta (voice of Anna Paquin). Going overboard to avoid capture, Sheeta is rescued by her powerful crystal necklace which floats her down to safety. She's recovered by Pazu (voice of James Van Der Beek), a young resourceful boy who works in a small mining town. Sharing a common desire to see Laputa, the castle in the sky, Pazu and Sheeta team up to outrun the pirates and the military. Led by hard-bitten matriarch Dola (voice of Cloris Leachman), the pirates are a rowdy yet dimwitted group of brothers who are after Laputa's treasure. Led by the greedy yet civilized Muska (voice of Mark Hamill), the military is after Laputa's secret powers. Everyone races to get to the abandoned castle of Laputa, which has been overgrown with vines and plant life. Its only inhabitants are the animals and robots who protect a magical garden. As the different parties fight over who gets to control Laputa, it's up to Sheeta to use her ancient knowledge to save it from ultimate destruction. The English-language version also includes the voices of Mandy Patinkin and Andy Dick. -- Andrea LeVasseur

Moods : Triumph of the Spirit
Themes : Fantasy Lands | Pirates
Keywords : flight, on-the-run, fantasy-world, flying, girl, kidnapping, magic, mining-town, princess, stone, government-agent, pirate [seafarer]
Children's/Family, Fantasy, Fantasy Adventure, Anime, Family-Oriented Adventure 
James Van Der Beek ... Pazu [English version]
Anna Paquin ... Sheeta [English version]
Mark Hamill ... Muska [English version]
Cloris Leachman ... Dola [English version]
Richard Dysart ... Uncle Pom [English version]
Jim Cummings ... General [English version]
John Hostetter ... Boss [English version]
Michael McShane ... Charles [English version]
Mandy Patinkin ... Louie [English version]
Andy Dick ... Henri [English version]
Mayumi Tanaka ... Pazu [Japanese version]
132 3/4
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof 
AMG SYNOPSIS: This dynamic and commanding adaptation of Tennessee Williams' Pulitzer Prize-winning play focuses on a troubled Southern family and the discord over their dying father's millions. Wealthy plantation owner Big Daddy Pollitt (Burl Ives), celebrating his 65th birthday, is visited by his sons, Brick (Paul Newman) and Gooper (Jack Carson). He has cancer, but a doctor has deliberately and falsely declared it in remission. Seemingly perfect son Gooper and his wife, Mae (Madeleine Sherwood), have several children and are anxiously expecting to inherit Daddy's millions. By contrast, Big Daddy's "favorite," Brick, is a has-been football star who's taken to drinking his days away since the suicide of his "best friend" a year earlier. He resents his wife, Maggie (Elizabeth Taylor), because he believes that she had an affair with his deceased friend. As a result, he refuses to sleep with her, although she remains devoted to him. Since Brick and Maggie have failed to produce any grandchildren, Big Daddy is inclined to leave his estate to Gooper, but Maggie attempts to prevent that by telling him that she is pregnant. Big Daddy knows better, yet he recognizes that Maggie loves Brick so much that she would be willing to do anything for him. Although Brick is self-destructive and resentful, unable to come to terms with his losses, it takes Big Daddy's recognition of his own mortality to make Brick change his perspective. Brick's struggle with his sexual identity, and the nature of his relationship with his "friend," had to be toned down for mass consumption, although this intelligently written and acted film covers such topics as infertility, adultery, and alcoholism that were still considered taboo in the 1950s. Newman brings depth and feeling to the role as Brick, while Taylor succeeds brilliantly in portraying Maggie as a passionate and understanding woman despite her own real-life emotional turmoil over the death of her husband at the time, producer Mike Todd. -- Don Kaye

Moods : A Good Cry
Themes : Crumbling Marriages | Fathers and Sons | Alcoholism | Haunted By the Past | Southern Gothic | Inheritance at Stake
Keywords : alcoholism, birthday, family-secrets, greed, inheritance, love, obsession
Attributes : High Production Values
Drama, Ensemble Film, Family Drama, Marriage Drama, Psychological Drama 
Paul Newman ... Brick Pollitt
Elizabeth Taylor ... Maggie Pollitt
Burl Ives ... Big Daddy Pollitt
Jack Carson ... Gooper Pollitt
Judith Anderson ... Big Mama Pollitt
Madeleine Sherwood ... Mae Pollitt
Larry Gates ... Dr.Baugh
Vaughn Taylor ... Deacon Davis
Patty Ann Gerrity ... Dixie Pollitt
Hugh Corcoran ... Buster Pollitt
Deborah Miller ... Trixie Pollitt
Brian Corcoran ... Boy Pollitt
Zelda Cleaver ... Sookey
Jeane Wood ... Party Guest
Mildred Dunnock
Bobby Johnson ... Groom
Tony Merrill ... Party Guest
133 3/4
Catch Me If You Can 
AMG SYNOPSIS: A gifted forger and confidence man attempts to stay one step ahead of the lawman determined to bring him to justice in this comedy-drama from Steven Spielberg, based on a true story. Frank W. Abagnale Jr. (Leonardo DiCaprio) is a 16-year-old high school student who finds himself emotionally cut adrift when his mother, Paula (Nathalie Baye), leaves his father, Frank Abagnale Sr. (Christopher Walken), after Frank Sr. falls into arrears with the Internal Revenue Service. One day at school, Frank Jr. attempts to pass himself off as a substitute teacher, and easily makes the subterfuge work. His small-scale success gives Frank some ideas, and he soon discovers bigger and more profitable ways of hoaxing others, passing himself off as an airline pilot, a doctor, and an attorney. Along the way, Frank learns how to become a master forger, and uses his talent and charm to pass over 2.5 million dollars in phony checks. Frank's increasingly audacious work soon attracts the attention of Carl Hanratty (Tom Hanks), an FBI agent who is determined to put Frank behind bars. Frank seems to enjoy being pursued by Carl, and even goes so far as to call Carl on the phone to chat every once in a while. While posing as a doctor, Frank falls in love with Brenda Strong (Amy Adams), a sweet girl working as a candy striper. When Frank asks Brenda to marry him, he decides to assume a new identity to impress her father, Roger (Martin Sheen) -- who happens to be the District Attorney of New Orleans, LA. Catch Me If You Can was based on the autobiography of the real Frank W. Abagnale Jr., who has a cameo in the film and today works on the side of the law as a top consultant on preventing forgery and designing secure checking systems. -- Mark Deming

Moods : Pick-Me-Ups
Themes : Cons and Scams | Unlikely Criminals | Assumed Identities | Fathers and Sons | Hotshots
Keywords : assumed-identity, cat-and-mouse, con/scam, FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation), forgery, fraud, get-rich-quick-scheme, impostor, doctor, pilot
Crime, Biopic [feature], Chase Movie 
Leonardo DiCaprio ... Frank Abagnale, Jr.
Tom Hanks ... Carl Hanratty
Christopher Walken ... Frank Abagnale, Sr.
Martin Sheen ... Roger Strong
Nathalie Baye ... Paula Abagnale
Amy Adams ... Brenda Strong
James Brolin ... Jack Barnes
Brian Howe ... Tom Fox
Frank John Hughes ... Earl Amdursky
Steve Eastin ... Paul Morgan
Chris Ellis ... Special Agent Witkins
John Finn ... Assistant Director Marsh
Jennifer Garner ... Cheryl Ann
Jamie Anderson ... Ailene
Kam Heskin ... Candie
Phil Reeves
Amy Acker ... Miggy
Jasmine Jessica Anthony ... Little Girl
Jim Antonio ... Victor Griffin
Candice Azzara ... Darcy
Mike Baldridge ... Terry
Alexandre Bisping ... French Police
Jean-Franois Blanchard ... French Police Captain
Stan Bly ... Blind Man
Jane Bodle ... TWA Ticket Agent
Dominic Bond ... Choir
Joshua Boyd ... Football Player
Jonathan Brent ... Dr. Ashland
Francis Campeau ... Choir
Lilyan Chauvin ... Mrs. Lavalier
Ashley Cohen ... Party Twin
Kelly Cohen ... Party Twin
Lauren Cohn ... Female Teller
Jessica Collins ... Peggy
Mercedes Cornett ... Heather
Thomas Crawford ... FBI Agent
Jonathan Danker ... Student #1
Fred Datig Jr. ... Co-Pilot
Kyle Davis ... Kid
Alfred Dennis ... Ira Penner
Kaitlin Doubleday ... Joanna
Antoine Drolet-Dumoulin ... Choir
Celine Du Tertre ... Little Girl on Street
James DuMont ... FBI Agent
Stephen Dunham ... Pilot
Patrice Dussault ... French Police
Shane Edelman ... Doctor Harris
Joel Ewing ... Party Guy
Eugene Fleming ... Ticket Clerk
Joe Garagiola ... Himself
Mathieu Gaudreault ... French Police
Brian Goodman ... Motel Owner
Dave Hager ... Judge
Ellis Hall ... Piano Player/Singer
Kitty Carlisle Hart ... Herself
Simon Houle-Gauthier ... Choir
Jeremy Howard ... Teen Waiter
Kelly Hutchinson ... Young Female Teller
Alex Hyde-White ... Mr. Kesner
Jennifer Kan ... Female Bank Teller
Brandon Keener ... Pilot
Deborah Kellner ... Debra Jo
Max J. Kerstein ... Penner Brother
Donna Kimball ... TWA Stewardess
Matthew Kimbrough ... Loan Officer
Jack Knight ... Man #3
Thomas Kopache ... Principal Evans
Sarah Lancaster ... Riverbend Woman
Pascal Larouche ... Choir
William Lauzon ... Choir
Florent Legault ... Choir
Nancy Lenehan ... Carol Strong
Jennifer Manley ... Ashley
J. Patrick McCormack ... Auctioneer
Kelly McNair ... Girl #1
Jason McNally ... Choir
Andrew Meeks ... Young Patient
Steven Meizler ... Piano Player
Maggie Mellin ... Teacher
Gerald R. Molen ... FBI Agent
Ritchie Montgomery ... Young Doctor
James Morrison ... Pilot
Jan Munroe ... Captain Oliver
Benita Krista Nall ... Emergency Nurse
Jaime Ray Newman ... Monica
Julien Normandeau ... Choir
Alexandre Pepin ... Choir
Ana Maria Quintana ... Hotel Maid
Angela Sorensen ... Party Girl
Anthony Powers ... NY Savings Bank Manager
Ellen Pompeo ... Marci
Guy Thauvette ... Warden Garren
Guy-Daniel Tremblay ... French Police
Jack Wagner ... Kid
Jane Edith Wilson ... Bar Examiner
Jimmie F. Skaggs ... Bartender
Malachi Throne ... Abe Penner
Margaret Travolta ... Ms. Davenport
Morgan Rusler ... FBI Agent
Nicolas Radeschi ... Choir
Patrick Thomas O'Brien ... Mr. Hendricks
Paul Todd ... Maitre D'
Ray Proscia ... Salesman
Robert Peters ... FBI Agent
Robert Ruth ... Hotel Manager
Robert Symonds ... Mr. Rosen
Samuel St. Amour ... Choir
Sarah Rush ... Secretary
Steve Witting ... Manager
Wendy Worthington ... Receptionist
134 2/4
Cats & Dogs 
AMG SYNOPSIS: This talking-animal action comedy from Lawrence Guterman, the co-director of Antz (1998), follows on the heels of the Babe and Dr. Dolittle films. Unknown to humans, a secret war has been raging between cats and dogs for eons, but a fragile truce has long held the order of the animal kingdom in place. Now the balance of power has tipped, as a researcher, Professor Brody (Jeff Goldblum), is about to invent a vaccine that will erase all human allergies to dogs. This is too much for the autocratic Mr. Tinkles (Sean Hayes), a white Persian kitty bent on world domination. The Brody home becomes ground zero for the renewed conflict between feline and canine, with a young Beagle puppy named Lou (Tobey Maguire) caught in the middle as the new point man for his species' cause. Cats and Dogs co-stars Elizabeth Perkins and Alexander Pollock, as well as the vocal talents of Susan Sarandon, Alec Baldwin, Jon Lovitz, Michael Clarke Duncan, and Joe Pantoliano. -- Karl Williams

Moods : Just for Fun
Themes : Man's Best Friend | Talking Animals | Heroic Mission
Keywords : cat, dog, war, allergies, scientist, vaccine, world-domination
Children's/Family, Fantasy Adventure, Fantasy Comedy 
Jeff Goldblum ... Professor Brody
Elizabeth Perkins ... Carolyn Brody
Miriam Margolyes ... Sophie
Alexander Pollock ... Scott Brody
Tobey Maguire ... Lou
Alec Baldwin ... Butch
Sean Hayes ... Mr. Tinkles
Susan Sarandon ... Ivy
Joe Pantoliano ... Peek
Michael Clarke Duncan ... Sam
Jon Lovitz ... Calico
Charlton Heston ... Mastiff
Salome Jens ... Collie at HQ
Glenn Ficarra ... Russian Kitty
Danny Mann ... Ninja 1
Billy West ... Ninja, Ninja 2
135 1/4
AMG SYNOPSIS: Patience Philips (Halle Berry) seems destined to spend her life apologizing for taking up space. Despite her artistic ability -- she has a more than respectable career as a graphic designer for Hedare Beauty, a Goliath cosmetics company -- Patience is excruciatingly shy, quick to take blame, and, not surprisingly, more than a little depressed at the end of the day. This comes to somewhat of a screeching halt when Patience not only inadvertently lands herself in the middle of a corporate conspiracy of gargantuan proportions, but on the city police force's most wanted list. Newly quipped with a mysterious feline prowess, Patience is a different person come nighttime -- more accurately, a catwoman. Elusive, untamed, powerful, stealthy, and not necessarily prone to erring on the side of good, Patience has gone from doormat to vigilante. Police officer Tom Lone (Benjamin Bratt), who has fallen for shy Patience, is determined to apprehend Catwoman and figure out her role in a recent crime spree, though his fascination with her doesn't cease with the end of his shift and it threatens to lead to the downfall of himself, his investigation, and the woman who was once the timid Patience Philips. -- Tracie Cooper

Moods : Adrenaline Rush
Themes : Out For Revenge | Righting the Wronged | Unlikely Criminals | Vigilantes
Keywords : business-corruption, cat, cosmetics, crime-spree, police-officer, transformation, vigilante, wallflower, super-power
Action, Superhero Film 
Halle Berry ... Patience Philips/Catwoman
Benjamin Bratt ... Detective Tom Lone
Sharon Stone ... Laurel Hedare
Lambert Wilson ... George Hedare
Alex Borstein ... Sally
Michael Massee ... Armando
Byron Mann ... Wesley
Kim Smith ... Drina
Peter Wingfield ... Dr. Ivan Slavicky
Frances Conroy ... Ophelia
Berend McKenzie ... Lance
Chase Nelson-Murray ... Kid #1
Manny Petruzzelli ... Kid #2
Harley Reiner ... Kid #3
Ona Grauer ... Sandy
Landy Cannon ... Randy
Judith Maxie ... Jeweler
Michael Daingerfield ... Forensics Cop
Benita Ha ... Forensics Technician
Jill Krop ... Newscaster
Dagmar Midcap ... Television Reporter
Ryan Robbins ... Bartender
John Cassini ... Graphologist
Patricia Mayan Salazar ... housekeeper
Diego Del Mar ... Barker
Connor Crash Dunn ... Little Boy
Michael P. Northey ... Jail Guard
Aaron Douglas ... Detective #1
Peter Williams ... Detective #2
John Mann ... bouncer
Brooke Theiss ... Ferris Wheel Mom
Michasha Armstrong ... ferris wheel operator
James Ashcroft ... Janitor
Herbert Duncanson ... Security Guard
Lori Fung ... performance dancer
Ursula Haczkiewicz ... performance dancer
Alisoun Payne ... performance dancer
Laurence Racine ... performance dancer
Nito Larioza ... performance dancer
825 1/4
AMG SYNOPSIS: Based on Stephen King's best-selling novel of the same name, Cell follows a desperate New England artist (John Cusack) as he searches for his son following the broadcast of a mysterious cell-phone signal that transforms people into rampaging maniacs. In time, he and two other survivors (Samuel L. Jackson and Isabelle Fuhrman) attempt to find safety as society disintegrates. (Interestingly, Cusack and Jackson also starred in 1408, another adaptation of King's work.) Directed by Tod Williams (Paranormal Activity 2). -- Jason Buchanan

Themes : Fathers and Sons | Plagues and Epidemics
Keywords : father, plague, radio
Horror, Sci-Fi Disaster Film 
John Cusack ... Clay Riddell
Samuel L. Jackson ... Tom McCourt
Isabelle Fuhrman ... Alice Maxwell
Stacy Keach ... Charles Ardai
Griffin Freeman ... Mike Mattick
Owen Teague ... Jordan
Joshua Mikel ... Raggedy
Anthony Reynolds ... Ray
Jeffrey Hallman ... Hog-Tied Man
Mark Ashworth ... Bartender
Wilbur Fitzgerald ... Geoff
Catherine Dyer ... Sally
E. Roger Mitchell ... Roscoe
Rey Hernandez ... Cop (Rick)
136 3/4
Changing Lanes 
AMG SYNOPSIS: Director Roger Michell follows up the hit romantic comedy Notting Hill (1999) with this thought-provoking thriller. Ben Affleck and Samuel L. Jackson star, respectively, as Gavin Banek and Doyle Gibson, two New York men whose lives become accidentally intertwined in a Good Friday fender bender on the FDR Drive. Late for a crucial appointment, hotshot lawyer Gavin tosses Doyle a blank check and leaves the scene, while Doyle, whose car is inoperable, is late for a court-appointed custody hearing. A recovering alcoholic, Doyle's tardiness doesn't sit well with the judge, who - sick of waiting for Gipson - grants custody to Doyle's ex-wife in Doyle's absence. The situation worsens when it becomes evident that Doyle has an equally important file belonging to Gavin, which proves that an elderly man gave Banek's firm power-of-attorney over his foundation. So begins an escalating war of words and deeds between the two men. Soon, egged on by an associate (Toni Collette), Gavin hires a "fixer" (Dylan Baker) to destroy Doyle's credit, forcing Doyle to fire back with some cunning moves of his own. Changing Lanes co-stars William Hurt, Sydney Pollack, and Toni Collette. -- Karl Williams

Moods : Food for Thought | Only Human
Themes : Class Differences | Crisis of Conscience | Out For Revenge | Work Ethics | Death of a Friend | Feuds | Intersecting Lives | Race Relations | Alcoholism | Custody Battles
Keywords : lawyer, accident, custody, document, ex-wife, judge, mix-up, traffic, urban-problems, will [document]
Attributes : Sleeper
Drama, Message Movie, Urban Drama, Melodrama 
Ben Affleck ... Gavin Banek
Samuel L. Jackson ... Doyle Gipson
Toni Collette ... Michelle
Sydney Pollack ... Andrew Delano
William Hurt ... Doyle's sponsor
Amanda Peet ... Cynthia Banek
Kim Staunton ... Valerie Gipson
Richard Jenkins ... Walter Arnell
John Benjamin Hickey ... Carlyle
Dylan Baker ... Finch
Matt Malloy ... Ron Cabot
Bradley Cooper ... Gordon Pinella
Tina Sloan ... Mrs Delano
Akil Walker ... Stephen Gipson
Ileen Getz ... Ellen
Bruce Altman ... Joe Kaufman
Joe Grifasi ... Judge Cosell
Lisa Leguillou ... Gina Gugliotta
Angela Goethals ... Sarah Windsor
Susan Varon ... Buckburg, Sheryl
Noel Wilson ... bartender at Arlo's
James Lovelett ... security guard at school
Julia Gibson ... receptionist as AD & S
Suzanne Hevner ... Delanos secretary
Caleb Archer ... kid on bike
Jordan Gelber ... priest
Olga Merediz ... Mrs Miller
Jayne Houdyshell ... Miss Tetley
Shabazz Richardson ... cops at precinct
Raymond Anthony Thomas ... Cop at Precint
Michael Pitt ... music teacher/conductor
Genevieve Elam ... waitress
Anastasia Rojas ... orchestra children
Nicole Wright ... orchestra children
Clive Oliver Greenberg ... orchestra children
Sophia Guaspari ... orchestra member
Ruben J. Seraballs ... orchestra member
Father Bonneau ... himslef
Jewel Brimage ... teacher
Vanessa Quel ... Kate
Howard I. Laniado ... Barry
Tony Machine ... office worker
Carolyn Feldschuh ... office worker
Maria Alaina Mason ... office worker
Harvey Waldman ... author in newsroom
Pamela Hart ... newscaster
Neal Jones ... newsroom writer
Susan Blackwell ... newsroom producer
James Soviero ... newsrom associate producer
Anthony DiGiacomo ... newsroom associate director
Richard Velasco ... newsroom director
Leonard Thomas ... newsroom reporter
Richard Kelly ... AA group leader
Selena Blake ... insurance broker
Harriet Rosenthal ... family court
John Kohl ... family court
Lisa Vogel ... family court
Bob Heffernan ... Simon Dunne
1132 3/4
AMG SYNOPSIS: Based on real events, Chappaquiddick tells the story of the 1969 incident in which Senator Ted Kennedy (Jason Clarke) drove his car into a lake, killing campaign strategist Mary Jo Kopechne (Kate Mara). Kennedy fled the scene and didn't inform the police for ten hours. His confidantes and his father, Joseph P. Kennedy Sr. (Bruce Dern), attempt to use the power of their family's political dynasty to spin the story, avert scandal, and protect Ted's presidential aspirations. Ed Helms, Jim Gaffigan, and Taylor Nichols co-star. Directed by John Curran. --

Moods : Food for Thought
Themes : Crisis of Conscience | Death of a Friend | Rise and Fall Stories | Scandals and Cover-Ups
Keywords : accident, car-crash, drowning, investigation, scandal, Senator
Drama, Historical Film, Political Drama, Political Thriller 
Jason Clarke ... Sen. Ted Kennedy
Kate Mara ... Mary Jo Kopechne
Ed Helms ... Joe Gargan
Bruce Dern ... Joe Kennedy Sr.
Jim Gaffigan ... Paul Markham
Clancy Brown ... Robert McNamara
Olivia Thirlby ... Rachel Schiff
John Fiore ... Chief Arena
Tamara Hickey ... Marilyn Richards
Matthew Lawler ... Dun Gifford
Donald Watson ... Dr. Watt
Thomas Rhett Kee ... James Steele
Ed O'Keefe ... Funeral Priest
David DeBeck ... Sargent Shriver
Damien Di Paola ... Ray LaRosa
Rob Dininni ... Reporter #4
Bill Mootos ... Edgartown Reporter
Walter Driscoll ... Dr. Mills
Bill Humphreys ... James Reston
Matt O'Donnell ... Reporter
Michael Fennimore ... Chief of Staff
Ed Peed ... Undertaker
137 4/4
AMG SYNOPSIS: Neill Blomkamp (District 9, Elysium) expands on his 2003 short film Tetra Val in this futuristic sci-fi saga written in collaboration with screenwriter Terri Tatchell (who previously worked with Blomkamp on the screenplay for District 9), centering on the story of a police robot named Chappie, who develops the ability to think and feel for himself. As people fight back against the mechanized police force, sinister forces seek to capture Chappie for their nefarious purposes. -- Jason Buchanan

Themes : Robots and Androids
Keywords : artificial-intelligence, robot, science-fiction
Action, Action Thriller, Sci-Fi Action 
Sharlto Copley ... Chappie
Dev Patel ... Deon Wilson
Jose Pablo Cantillo ... Yankie (Amerika)
Sigourney Weaver ... Michelle Bradley
Hugh Jackman ... Vincent Moore
Brandon Auret ... Hippo
Maurice Carpede ... Police Chief
Jason Cope ... Tetravaal Lead Mechanic
Kevin Otto ... Interviewer
Chris Shields ... Journalist
Bill Marchant ... Professor
Mark K. Xulu ... Gang Member
Sherldon Marema ... Gang Member
Shaheed Hajee ... Gang Member
David Davadoss ... Mercedes Benz Driver
Anneli Muller ... BMW Driver
Kendal Watt ... Nissan Driver
Eugene Khumbanyiwa ... King
Chan Marti ... Field Reporter
Vuyelwa Booi ... Field Reporter
Mike Blomkamp ... Police Officer
Anthony Bishop ... Police Officer
Paul Dobson ... Police Robots
Max Poolman ... Hippo's Thug
Alistair Prodgers ... Tetravaal Mechanic
Wandile Molebatsi ... Armored Truck Guard
Arran Henn ... VSN News Desk Reporter
Thami Ngubeni ... VSN News Desk Reporter
James Bitonti ... Gun Store Owner
Andea DeJager ... Tetravaal Office Assistant
Hein DeVries ... Special Forces Soldier
Daniel Hirst ... Merc
Paul Hampshire ... Merc
978 2/4
Charlie Bartlett 
AMG SYNOPSIS: Longtime film editor Jon Poll (Meet the Fockers and Austin Powers in Goldmember) makes his directorial debut with this coming-of-age comedy about a wealthy public school system newcomer (Anton Yelchin) who wins over his skeptical classmates by serving as a surrogate psychiatrist to the troubled student body. Robert Downey Jr., Hope Davis, and Kat Dennings co-star. --

Moods : Triumph of the Geeks
Themes : Misfits and Outsiders | High School Life | Therapy | Dysfunctional Families | Mothers and Sons
Keywords : drugs, psychiatrist, school-principal, wealth, bully
Comedy Drama, Coming-of-Age, Teen Movie 
Anton Yelchin ... Charlie Bartlett
Hope Davis ... Marilyn Bartlett
Kat Dennings ... Susan Gardner
Tyler Hilton ... Murphy Bivens
Mark Rendall ... Kip Crombwell
Megan Park ... Whitney Drummond
Dylan Taylor ... Len Arbuckle
Jake Epstein ... Dustin Lauderbach
Jonathan Malen ... Jordan Sunder
Derek McGrath ... Superintendent Sedgwick
Stephen Young ... Dr. Stan Weathers
Ishan Dave ... Henry Freemont
Eric Fink ... Thomas
Noam Jenkins ... Dean West
Lauren Collins ... Kelly
Annick Obonsawin ... Daisy
Sarah Gadon ... Priscilla
Aubrey Graham ... A/V Jones
Michael D'Ascenzo ... Scott
Dwayne McLean ... Bus Driver
Quancetia Hamilton ... Mrs. Albertson
Richard Campbell ... Dr. Sam Costell
Kim Roberts ... Dr. Linda Jenkins
David Fraser ... Dr. Jacob Kaufmann
Marvin Karon ... Dr. P. Sarossy
Brendan Murray ... Dorm Head
Abigail Bernardez ... Cheerleader #1
Laura Jeanes ... Cheerleader #2
Annamaria Janice McAndrew ... Cheerleader #3
Amelia Tenttave ... Len's Girlfriend #1
Julia Cohen ... Receptionist
Abby Zotz ... Kip's Mom
139 4/4
A Charlie Brown Christmas 
AMG SYNOPSIS: As incredible as it seems, CBS head man James Aubrey originally vetoed his network's presentation of the animated A Charlie Brown Christmas on the grounds that Charles M. Schultz's round-headed protagonist was a "loser" who wouldn't attract an audience! The story proposes that Charlie Brown is convinced that the true meaning of Christmas has been forgotten by his Peanuts friends, not to mention the rest of the world. "Psychiatrist" Lucy advises Charlie Brown to get into the holiday spirit by directing the kids' upcoming Christmas play. Despite his utter lack of control over his cast, Charlie Brown takes his job seriously, even setting out to find a genuine Christmas tree to decorate the set instead of the usual aluminum job. But Charlie Brown's tree is a scrawny, pathetic thing, and all seems lost. That is, until the rest of the Peanuts gang decide to pitch in and decorate the woebegone tree. An instant hit when first telecast December 9, 1965, A Charlie Brown Christmas has been rebroadcast virtually every year since. It was produced by Lee Mendelson and Bill Melendez, the latter providing the squeals and growls of Charlie Brown's hyper-intelligent dog, Snoopy. -- Hal Erickson

Themes : Underdogs
Keywords : animal, Christmas, dog, friendship, holiday, pets
Children's/Family, Family-Oriented Comedy 
Peter Robbins ... Charlie Brown
Tracy Stratford ... Lucy Van Pelt
Christopher Shea ... Linus Van Pelt
Sally Dryer ... Peppermint Patty
Bill Melendez ... Snoopy
140 3/4
Charlie Wilson's War 
AMG SYNOPSIS: Produced by Tom Hanks, written by Aaron Sorkin, and directed by Mike Nichols, this adaptation of George Crile III's incendiary bestseller tells the remarkable story of the Texas congressman whose efforts to prevent the Red Army from overtaking Afghanistan eventually led to the collapse of the Soviet Union while simultaneously fueling the rise of radical Islam. In the early 1980s, a hastily assembled army of Afghan "freedom fighters" achieved the remarkable feat of fending off Soviet invaders despite the fact that the odds were overwhelmingly stacked against them. At the time, Texas congressman Charlie Wilson (Hanks) was a key member of the hugely powerful House Appropriations Committee. Illuminated to the specifics of this remarkable war by a high-profile Houston socialite, Wilson spearheaded an effort to provide hundreds of millions of dollars in weapons and training to the Mujahideen with more than a little help from brilliant but prickly CIA operative Gust Avrokotos. -- Jason Buchanan

Moods : Food for Thought | Strictly Speaking
Themes : Unlikely Heroes | Political Unrest
Keywords : Afghanistan, arms [military weapons], army, CIA (Central-Intelligence-Agency), fall [downfall], freedom-fighter, Islam, secret-mission, Soviet-Union, weapons-dealer
Drama, Political Drama, Docudrama 
Tom Hanks ... Charlie Wilson
Julia Roberts ... Joanne Herring
Philip Seymour Hoffman ... Gust Avrakotos
Amy Adams ... Bonnie Bach
Ned Beatty ... Doc Long
Emily Blunt ... Jane Liddle
Om Puri ... President Zia
Ken Stott ... Zvi
John Slattery ... Cravely
Denis O'Hare ... Harold Holt
Jud Tylor ... Crystal Lee
Peter Gerety ... Larry Liddle
Brian Markinson ... Paul Brown
Christopher Denham ... Mike Vickers
Tracy Phillips ... Belly Dancer
Wynn Everett ... Charlie's Angel
Mary Bonner Baker ... Charlie's Angel
Rachel Nichols ... Charlie's Angel
Shiri Appleby ... Charlie's Angel
138 2/4
Charlie's Angels 
AMG SYNOPSIS: They're beautiful, they're brilliant, and they can kick your butt -- the most glamorous private eyes in the world are back in action in this big-screen adaptation of the popular '70s television series. Natalie (Cameron Diaz) is the smart but silly one, Dylan (Drew Barrymore) is the tough but fun-loving one, and Alex (Lucy Liu) is the classy but hard-as-nails one, and they work for a man named Charlie (voice of John Forsythe), who never meets his employees face to face. Along with their helper Bosley (Bill Murray), the Angels are sent into action when electronics genius Eric Knox (Sam Rockwell) is kidnapped, with the nefarious Roger Corwin (Tim Curry) as the prime suspect. But they soon learn even bigger danger is afoot -- the kidnappers have gotten their hands on Knox's latest invention, a system that can monitor voice communication from anywhere in the world, virtually ending the notion of private conversation. Charlie's Angels also stars Crispin Glover, Luke Wilson, Kelly Lynch, and Tom Green. -- Mark Deming

Moods : Adrenaline Rush
Themes : Private Eyes | Looking For Love | Women's Friendship
Keywords : crime-solving, private-detective, corporate-espionage, kidnapping, martial-arts, high-tech, inventor
Action, Comedy, Action Comedy, Buddy Film, Parody/Spoof 
Cameron Diaz ... Natalie
Drew Barrymore ... Dylan
Lucy Liu ... Alex
Bill Murray ... Bosley
Sam Rockwell ... Eric Knox
Tim Curry ... Roger Corwin
Kelly Lynch ... Vivian Wood
Crispin Glover ... Thin Man
Matt LeBlanc ... Jason
LL Cool J ... Mr. Jones
Tom Green ... Chad
Luke Wilson ... Pete
John Forsythe ... Charlie
Mike Smith ... Knox Thug
Sean Whalen ... Pasqual
Reggie Hayes ... Red Star Systems techie
141 1/4
Cheaper by the Dozen 
AMG SYNOPSIS: Shawn Levy directs the family-oriented comedy Cheaper by the Dozen, a loose remake of the 1950 film starring Clifton Webb and Myrna Loy, which was itself based on a novel. Tom (Steve Martin) and Kate Baker (Bonnie Hunt) have made many sacrifices in their professional lives in order to raise their 12 children. When Tom is offered a job as a Division I college football coach, he moves the entire pack to a suburb of Chicago. This move shakes up the whole family, especially when Kate's memoirs get published and she takes off on a book tour. The lack of parental guidance creates problems for all the Baker kids, particularly handsome jock Charlie (Tom Welling), fashion plate Lorraine (Hilary Duff), and grown child Nora (Piper Perabo). Ashton Kucher stars in a cameo role as Nora's actor boyfriend, Hank. -- Andrea LeVasseur

Moods : Just for Fun
Themes : Eccentric Families | Parenthood | Mischievous Children | Sibling Relationships
Keywords : family, coach, father, moving, actor, chaos, disorder, sibling, football
Comedy, Domestic Comedy, Family-Oriented Comedy 
Steve Martin ... Tom Baker
Bonnie Hunt ... Kate Baker
Piper Perabo ... Nora Baker
Tom Welling ... Charlie Baker
Hilary Duff ... Lorraine Baker
Alyson Stoner ... Sarah Baker
Jacob Smith ... Jake Baker
Liliana Mumy ... Jessica Baker
Morgan York ... Kim Baker
Forrest Landis ... Mark Baker
Blake Woodruff ... Mike Baker
Brent Kinsman ... Kyle Baker
Shane Kinsman ... Nigel Baker
Paula Marshall
Steven Anthony Lawrence
Alan Ruck
Richard Jenkins
Regis Philbin
Kelly Ripa
Ashton Kutcher ... Hank
142 0/4
The Cheetah Girls 
AMG SYNOPSIS: Based on the popular series of children's books by Deborah Gregory, the made-for-cable The Cheetah Girls is all about four teenage girlfriends, all from different ethnic and economic backgrounds, all attending a Manhattan high school specializing in fashion design. The foursome includes the unofficial leader, Galleria Garibaldi (Raven) and her pals Dorinda (Sabrina Bryan) and Chanel (Adrienne Bailon), as well as comparative newcomer Aqua (Kiely Williams). Aspiring to pop-music stardom, the quartet forms a girl group, whereupon they attract the interest of music teacher (and former disco queen) Drinka Champagne (Sandra Caldwell) -- who, in turn, refers the girls to Jackal Johnson (Vincent Corazza), a charming but duplicitous producer for Def Duck Records. Sensing that the Cheeta Girls' first taste of showbiz success will degenerate into exploitation and backstabbing, Galleria's mom, ex-model Dorothea (Lynn Whitfield), tries to save her daughter and friends from the cruelties of life in the fast lane. The Cheetah Girls debuted August 15, 2003, on the Disney Channel. -- Hal Erickson

Moods : Pick-Me-Ups
Themes : High School Life | Musician's Life | Mothers and Daughters
Keywords : pop-music, music-agent, show-business, betrayal, clique, cultural-diversity, design, exploitation, fashion, quartet
Comedy Drama, Coming-of-Age, Ensemble Film 
Lynn Whitfield ... Dorothea Garibaldi
Sabrina Bryan ... Dorinda Thomas
Adrienne Bailon ... Chanel
Kiely Williams ... Aqua
Kyle Schmid ... Derrick
Sandra Caldwell ... Drinka Champagne
Shane Daly ... Police Officer
Ennis Esmer ... Stand-Up Comic
143 1/4
AMG SYNOPSIS: An out-of-work L.A. chef (writer/director Jon Favreau) opens a food truck in a bid to realize his culinary potential and reconnect with his estranged family in this indie ensemble comedy co-starring Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Sofía Vergara, John Leguizamo, and Bobby Cannavale. -- Jason Buchanan

Themes : Cooks and Chefs | Estrangement
Keywords : chef, family, food, restaurant
Comedy, Ensemble Film, Family Drama 
Jon Favreau ... Carl Casper
Sofía Vergara ... Inez
John Leguizamo ... Martin
Bobby Cannavale ... Tony
Dustin Hoffman ... Riva
Oliver Platt ... Ramsey Michel
Emjay Anthony ... Percy
Scarlett Johansson ... Molly
Amy Sedaris ... Jen
Russell Peters ... Miami Cop
Chase Grimm ... Vendor
Will Schutze ... Mr. Bonetangles
Gloria Sandoval ... Flora
Alberto Salas ... Band Member
Daniel Palacio ... Band Member
Mauricio DelMonte ... Band Member
Leonardo DaNilo ... Versailles Host
Nili Fuller ... Marvin's Assistant
Charles Lao ... Kitchen Supply Clerk
144 0/4
Chestnut: Hero of Central Park 
AMG SYNOPSIS: Soon after being taken in by a loving new mother and father, two young former orphans do their best to keep their furry, four-legged friend - a loveable Great Dane named Chestnut - a secret from their adoptive parents and save him from a grim fate at the city pound. -- Jason Buchanan

Themes : Man's Best Friend
Keywords : adoption, dog
Children's/Family, Animal Picture 
Abigail Breslin
Barry Bostwick
Christine Tucci
Ethan Phillips
Maurice Godin
Makenzie Vega
145 2/4
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang 
AMG SYNOPSIS: One of the stars of Walt Disney's Mary Poppins, Dick Van Dyke, is re-united with that film's composer and lyricist, Richard M.Sherman and Robert B. Sherman, in this big budget and bloodless children's fantasy musical, based on the children's book by James Bond author Ian Fleming. Van Dyke plays Caractacus Potts, a failed inventor who lives in a big house with his two children -- Jemima Heather Ripley and Jeremy Adrian Hall -- and eccentric father Lionel Jeffries. Potts has to raise 30 shillings so his children can buy a broken-down racing car from the junkyard. After a disastrous attempt to sell his invention of whistling sweets to Lord Scrumptious (James Robertson-Justice), the local candy maker, he finally gets enough money for the car by doing a Dick Van Dyke dance routine at the county fair. Potts takes the car and miraculously transforms the vehicle into a shiny new car named Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. While on a picnic with the children and Truly Scrumptious (Sally Ann Howes), Lord Scrumptious' beautiful daughter, Potts concocts a fantasy tale about the magical powers of the car, which can now float on water and fly. In the tale, Baron Bomburst (Gert Frobe) wants the car for himself and kidnaps the automobile and the inventor. But Bomburst captures Grandpa by mistake along with the wrong car, so Potts, Truly, and the children have to enlist Chitty Chitty Bang Bang on a rescue mission to Bomburst's lair to save Grandpa. -- Paul Brenner

Themes : Heroic Mission | Daring Rescues | Inventors | Kidnapping | Miraculous Events
Keywords : car, eccentric, evil, flying, inventor, ruler, county-fair
Fantasy, Musical, Family-Oriented Adventure, Musical Fantasy 
Dick Van Dyke ... Caractacus Potts
Sally Ann Howes ... Truly Scrumptious
Lionel Jeffries ... Grandpa Potts
Gert Fröbe ... Baron Bomburst
Anna Quayle ... Baroness Bomburst
Benny Hill ... Toymaker
James Robertson Justice ... Lord Scrumptious
Robert Helpmann ... Child Catcher
Heather Ripley ... Jemima
Barbara Windsor ... Blonde
Davy Kaye ... Admiral
Bernard Spear ... Second Spy
Stanley Unwin ... Chancellor
Peter Arne ... Capt.of Guard
Desmond Llewelyn ... Coggins
Victor Maddern ... Junkman
Arthur Mullard ... Big Man
Ross Parker ... Chef
Gerald Campion ... Minister
Felix Felton ... Minister
Monte de Lyle ... Minister
Totti Truman Taylor
Larry Taylor ... Lieutenant
Max Bacon ... Orchestra Leader
Max Wall ... Inventor
Michael Darbyshire
John Baskcomb ... Chef
Richard Wattis ... Secretary at Sweet Factory
Kenneth Waller
Adrian Hall ... Jeremy Potts
146 2/4
The Christmas Box 

Moods : Pick-Me-Ups
Keywords : family, Christmas, groundskeeper, widow/widower, finances
Drama, Family Drama 
Maureen O'Hara
Annette O'Toole
Richard Thomas
Kelsey Mulrooney ... Jenna Evans
147 3/4
A Christmas Carol 
AMG SYNOPSIS: Charles Dickens' classic holiday tale of one man learning the true meaning of Christmas is brought to the screen once again in this made-for-TV movie. Ebenezer Scrooge (George C. Scott) is a cynical old man whose greatest concern is money, and who regards compassion as a luxury he can't afford. On Christmas Eve, Scrooge is visited by the ghost of Jacob Marley (Frank Finlay), his former business partner, who arranges for Scrooge to be visited by three spirits in an attempt to show him the error of his ways -- the Ghosts of Christmas Past (Angela Pleasence), Christmas Present (Edward Woodward), and Christmas Yet to Come (Michael Carter). The spirits force Scrooge to examine the failings of his own life, as well as the bravery and optimism of his loyal but ill-treated employee Bob Crachit (David Warner). A Christmas Carol also features Susannah York as Mrs. Crachit, Anthony Walters as Tiny Tim, and Joanne Whalley as Fan. -- Mark Deming

Moods : Fantastic Reality | Pick-Me-Ups
Themes : Crisis of Faith | Redemption
Keywords : Christmas, redemption, awakening, future, ghost, miser, reconciliation, reform [improve], self-discovery, selfishness, spiritual-awakening
Fantasy, Children's/Family, Heavenly Comedy, Holiday Film 
George C. Scott ... Ebenezer Scrooge
Frank Finlay ... Jacob Marley
Angela Pleasence ... Ghost of Christmas Past
Edward Woodward ... Ghost of Christmas Present
Michael Carter ... Ghost of Christmas Future
David Warner ... Bob Cratchit
Susannah York ... Mrs. Cratchit
Anthony Walters ... Tiny Tim
Roger Rees ... Fred Holywell
Caroline Langrishe ... Janet Holywell
Lucy Gutteridge ... Belle
Nigel Davenport ... Silas Scrooge
Joanne Whalley ... Fan
Timothy Bateson ... Mr. Fezziwig
Michael Gough ... Mr. Poole
John Quarmby ... Mr. Harking
Peter Woodthorpe ... Old Joe
Liz Smith ... Mrs. Dilber
Brian Pettifer ... Ben
891 0/4
Christmas Eve 
AMG SYNOPSIS: When a power outage strikes New York City on Christmas Eve, six groups of people trapped in different elevators find their lives changed forever as new friendships are formed and romances blossom with the help of a little holiday magic. Patrick Stewart, Cheryl Hines, James Roday, Julianna Guill, Max Casella, Jon Heder, and Gary Cole co-star. -- Erin Demers

Moods : In the Mood for Love | Only Human | Pick-Me-Ups
Keywords : apartment, building, Christmas, elevator, trapped
Comedy, Drama, Ensemble Film, Holiday Film, Romantic Comedy 
Patrick Stewart ... Harris
Jon Heder ... James
James Roday ... B
Gary Cole[act] ... Dr. Roberts
Cheryl Hines ... Dawn
Max Casella ... Randy
Julianna Guill ... Ann
Juliet Aubrey ... Marta
Christina Chong ... Karen
David Bamber ... Walt
Simon Chadwick ... Evan
Steve John Shepherd ... Glen
Nate Fallows ... Glen
Martyn Ellis ... Jacob
Lex Shrapnel ... Tim
Lawrence Stevenson ... Chauffeur
148 4/4
A Christmas Story 
AMG SYNOPSIS: Nine years after the Yuletide slasher flick Black Christmas, Porky's director Bob Clark once again took on the holiday genre, switching from gasps to laughs with A Christmas Story. Adapted from a memoir by humorist Jean Shepherd (who narrates), the film centers on Ralphie Parker (Peter Billingsley), a young boy living in 1940s Indiana, desperately yearning for a Red Rider BB gun for Christmas. Despite protests from his mother (Melinda Dillon) that he'll shoot his eye out, Ralphie persists, unsuccessfully trying to enlist the assistance of both his teacher and Santa Claus. All the while, Ralphie finds himself dealing with the constant taunts of a pair of bullies and trying to not get in the middle of a feud between his mother and father (Darren McGavin) regarding a sexy lamp. -- Matthew Tobey

Moods : Memory Lane | Pick-Me-Ups
Themes : Eccentric Families | Mischievous Children | Bullies
Keywords : childhood-adventures, Christmas, family-dynamics, obsession, bully, gun, scheme, sibling, small-town
Comedy Drama, Americana, Domestic Comedy, Family-Oriented Comedy, Holiday Film 
Melinda Dillon ... Mother
Darren McGavin ... The Old Man
Peter Billingsley ... Ralphie
Ian Petrella ... Randy
Scott Schwartz ... Flick
R.D. Robb ... Schwartz
Tedde Moore ... Miss Shields
Zack Ward ... Scut Farkus
Yano Anaya ... Grover Dill
Patty Johnson ... Head Elf
Tommy Lee Wallace ... Boy in School
Colin Fox ... Ming, the Merciless
Paul Hubbard ... Flash Gordon
Les Carlson ... Tree Man
Jim Hunter ... Freight Man
Dwayne McLean ... Black Bart
Fred Lee Own ... Waiter #2
Jean Shepherd ... Adult Ralphie
Jeff Gillen ... Santa Claus
1198 2/4
Christopher Robin 
AMG SYNOPSIS: Director Marc Forster helmed this live action movie that features English author A. A. Milne's best loved characters as walking and talking stuffed animals. Ewan McGregor stars as a middle-aged Christopher Robin, now burdened by an stultifying white collar job that prevents him from spending quality time with his family. Winne the Pooh, Piglet, Eeyore, and Tigger venture from Hundred Acre Wood into London to turn his life around. -- Augustine Chay

Moods : Young and Old Alike
Themes : Starting Over | Toys Come to Life | Unlikely Friendships
Keywords : facts-of-life, friendship, grown-ups, imaginary-friend, life-choices, reunion, teddy-bear
Adventure, Fantasy, Adventure Comedy, Family-Oriented Adventure 
Ewan McGregor ... Christopher Robin
Hayley Atwell ... Evelyn
Mark Gatiss ... Keith Winslow
Jim Cummings ... Winnie the Pooh/ Tigger
Brad Garrett ... Eeyore
Toby Jones ... Owl
Peter Capaldi ... Rabbit
Sophie Okonedo ... Kanga
Oliver Ford Davies ... Old Man Winslow
Adrian Scarborough ... Hal Gallsworthy
Roger Ashton-Griffiths ... Ralph Butterworth
Amanda Lawrence ... Joan MacMillan
Katy Carmichael ... Christopher's Mother
Tristan Sturrock ... Christpher's Father
Paul Chahidi ... Cecil Hungerford
Gareth Mason ... Balloon Vendor
Michael Jenn ... London Train Conductor
Souad Faress ... Wealthy Woman
Chris Pratt ... Susses Train Porter
Matt Berry ... Policeman Bobby
Simon Farnaby ... Taxi Driver
Matthew Earley ... Truck Driver
Mackenzie Crook ... Newspaper Seller
Vivien Bridson ... Old Man Winslow's Secretary
Narinder Samra ... Milkman
Oliver Payne ... Milk Delivery Boy
Raj Ghatak ... Neel Chawla (Barrel Mover)
149 3/4
The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian 
AMG SYNOPSIS: The adventure continues as producer/director Andrew Adamson teams with screenwriters Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely to tell the tale of the dashing Prince Caspian (Ben Barnes) -- who sets out to defeat a tyrannical king who has overtaken Narnia and secure his rightful place on the throne. One year has passed since the events of The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, and now the kings and queens of that land have returned to make a shocking discovery. Though by their calendars it has been only 12 months since their last voyage into Narnia, the four children are aghast to realize that 1,300 years have passed in the wondrous alternate universe. The Golden Age of Narnia has come to an end, and now the malevolent King Miraz rules over the land without mercy or compassion. Miraz is determined to ensure that the power stays in his bloodline, even if that means killing his nephew Prince Caspian so that Miraz's own son will be next in line for the throne. Fortunately Prince Caspian has the Narnians on his side, and with a little help from the kings, the queens, and some loyal old friends, he may be able to ensure that peace and prosperity are restored on the once-beautiful realm of Narnia. -- Jason Buchanan

Moods : Other Dimensions
Themes : Crowned Heads | Fantasy Lands | Heroic Mission | Righting the Wronged
Keywords : courage, evil, heir, king, kingdom, prince, throne
Fantasy, Children's/Family, Fantasy Adventure 
Georgie Henley ... Lucy Pevensie
Skandar Keynes ... Edmund Pevensie
William Moseley ... Peter Pevensie
Anna Popplewell ... Susan Pevensie
Ben Barnes ... Prince Caspian
Sergio Castellitto ... Miraz
Peter Dinklage ... Trumpkin the Dwarf
Pierfrancesco Favino ... General Glozelle
Liam Neeson ... Aslan
Vincent Grass ... Doctor Cornelius
Warwick Davis ... Nikabrik the Black Dwarf
Damián Alcázar ... Lord Sopespian
Alicia Borrachero ... Prunaprismia
Cornell John ... Glenstorm
Tilda Swinton ... The White Witch
David Bowles ... Lord Gregoire
Douglas Gresham ... Telmarine Crier
Klara Issova ... Hag
Shane Rangi ... Asterius/We-Wolf
Sim Evan-Jones ... Peepiceek, Bulgy Bear
Curtis Matthew ... Faun
David Walliams ... Bulgy Bear
Alina Phelan ... Midwife #5
Jan Filipensky ... Wimbleweather
John Bach ... British Homeguard #1
Ken Stott ... Trufflehunter
Harry Gregson-Williams ... Pattertwig the Squirrel
Eddie Izzard ... Reepicheep
150 3/4
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe 
AMG SYNOPSIS: Four siblings -- Edmund (Skandar Keynes), Lucy (Georgie Henley), Peter (William Moseley), and Susan (Anna Popplewell) -- are sent from their London home to the country estate of an eccentric professor in order to ensure their safety during World War II. The house is very dull, except for a large, ornate wardrobe discovered by young Lucy during a game of hide-and-seek. Venturing inside of it in the hopes of finding a hiding place, Lucy is transported to a snowy alternate universe: a magical world called Narnia. The land is populated by talking animals and ruled over by the benevolent lion god Aslan (voiced by Liam Neeson), but sadly, the world is also in a state of perpetual winter. The white witch Jadis (Tilda Swinton), lustful for power and governed by narcissism, has cursed Narnia with a tyrannical decree that it will always be winter but never Christmas. Now, the children must fight alongside Aslan for the salvation of Narnia, but one of them, seduced by the charisma of the white witch, may choose to fight on the wrong side. -- Cammila Collar

Moods : Fantastic Reality
Themes : Fantasy Lands | Heroic Mission | Mythical Creatures | Righting the Wronged
Keywords : lion, professor, sibling, Winter, witch, hide-and-seek
Children's/Family, Fantasy, Children's Fantasy, Fantasy Adventure 
Georgie Henley ... Lucy Pevensie
Skandar Keynes ... Edmund Pevensie
William Moseley ... Peter Pevensie
Anna Popplewell ... Susan Pevensie
Tilda Swinton ... Jadis, the White Witch
James McAvoy ... Mr. Tumnus
Jim Broadbent ... Professor Kirke
Liam Neeson ... Aslan
Kiran Shah ... Ginarrbrik
James Cosmo ... Father Christmas
Judy McIntosh ... Mrs. Pevensie
Elizabeth Hawthorne ... Mrs. MacReady
Patrick Kake ... Oreius
Shane Rangi ... General Otmin
Ray Winstone ... Mr. Beaver
Dawn French ... Mrs. Beaver
Rupert Everett ... Mr. Fox
Morris Lupton ... Train Conductor
Shelley Edwards ... Distraught Mother
Susan Haldane ... Distraught Mother
Margaret Bremner ... Distraught Mother
Jaxin Hall ... Soldier
Terry Murdoch ... German Pilot
Lee Tuson ... Rumblebuffin the Giant
Elizabeth Kirk ... Hag
Felicity Hamill ... Hag
Kate O'Rourke ... Hag
Sonya Hitchcock ... Hag
Tiggy Mathias ... Hag
Russell Pickering ... Faun
Vanessa Cater ... Centaur
Alina Phelan ... Centaur Archer
Stephen Ure ... Satyr
Sam Lahood ... Satyr
Ajay Ratilal Navi ... Red & Black Dwarf
Zakiuddin Mohd Farooque ... Red & Black Dwarf
M. Ramaswami ... Red & Black Dwarf
Nikhom Nusungnern ... Red & Black Dwarf
Rachael Henley ... Lucy (Older)
Mark Wells ... Edmund (Older)
Noah Huntley ... Peter (Older)
Philip Steuer ... Philip the Horse
Jim May ... Vardan
Sim Evan-Jones ... Wolf
Douglas Gresham ... Radio Announcer
151 1/4
The Chronicles of Riddick 
AMG SYNOPSIS: Vin Diesel returns as the nocturnally gifted antihero Riddick in this sequel to the 2000 cult item Pitch Black. Riddick, on the run from the law and evading mercenaries eager to claim the price on his head, seeks refuge on the planet of Helion, only to discover he's walked into a world in chaos. Helion has been seized by the Lord Marshall (Colm Feore), leader of the Necromongers, a race of bloodthirsty warriors determined to wipe out humanity throughout the universe. Aereon (Judi Dench), leader of Helion's "elementals," pleads with Riddick to join them in their fight for survival; Riddick agrees, hoping to fill out some of the blank chapters in his history along the way. As he plots his battle strategy against the Necromongers, Riddick becomes reacquainted with Kyra (Alexa Davalos), whom he knew as a girl but has since grown into a strong and beautiful woman eager to join him in the fight against the Lord Marshall. -- Mark Deming

Moods : Other Dimensions | Tough Guys
Themes : Space Wars | Future Dystopias | Lone Wolves | Post-Apocalypse
Keywords : warrior, fight, intergalactic, mercenary, battle [war], planet
Science Fiction, Sci-Fi Action, Space Adventure 
Vin Diesel ... Richard B. Riddick
Colm Feore ... Lord Marshal
Thandie Newton ... Dame Vaako
Judi Dench ... Aereon
Karl Urban ... Vaako
Alexa Davalos ... Kyra
Linus Roache ... Purifier
Yorick Van Wageningen ... The Guv
Nick Chinlund ... Toombs
Keith David ... Imam
Roger R. Cross ... Toal
Terry Chen ... Merc Pilot
Christina Cox ... Eve Logan
Nigel Vonas ... Mercs
Shawn Reis ... Mercs
Fabian Gujral ... Mercs
Ty Olsson ... Mercs
Peter Williams ... convict
Darcy Laurie ... convict
John Mann ... convict
Alexandr Kalugin ... slam boss
Douglas H. Arthurs ... slam guard
Vitaliy Kravchenko ... slam guard
Raoul Ganeev ... slam guard
Mark Acheson ... slam guard
Shohan Felber ... slam guard
Ben Cotton ... slam guard
Kimberly Hawthorne ... Lajjun
Alexis Llewellyn ... Ziza
Charles Zuckermann ... Scales
Andy Thompson ... scalp taker
Cedric De Souza ... Black Robed/ Meccan Cleric
Ahmad Sharmrou ... Black Robed Cleric
Stefano Colacitti ... Black Robed Cleric
Mina E. Mina ... coptic cleric
John Prowse ... Bump Pilot
Lorena Gale ... Defense Minister
Michasha Armstrong ... Lead Meccan Officer
Aaron Douglas ... Young Meccan Soldier
Colin Corrigan ... Vault Officer
152 4/4
AMG SYNOPSIS: Cinderella was Walt Disney's return to feature-length "story" cartoons after eight years of turning out episodic pastiches like Make Mine Music and Three Caballeros. A few understandable liberties are taken with the original Charles Perrault fairy tale (the wicked stepsisters, for example, do not have their eyes pecked out by crows!) Otherwise, the story remains the same: Cinderella, treated as a slavey by her selfish stepfamily, dreams of going to the Prince's ball. She gets her wish courtesy of her Fairy Godmother, who does the pumpkin-into-coach bit, then delivers the requisite "be home by midnight" warning. Thoroughly enchanting the prince at the ball, our heroine hightails it at midnight, leaving a glass slipper behind. The Disney people do a terrific job building up suspense before the inevitable final romantic clinch. Not as momentous an animated achievement as, say, Snow White or Fantasia, Cinderella is a nonetheless delightful feature, enhanced immeasurably by the introduction of several "funny animal" characters (a Disney tradition that has held fast into the 1990s, as witness Pocahontas), and a host of a sprightly songs, including "Cinderelly," "A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes," and -- best of all -- "Bibbidi Bobbidi Boo." -- Hal Erickson

Themes : Cinderella Stories | Curses and Spells
Keywords : ball [dance], fairy-godmother, fairy-tale-romance, prince, stepmother, stepsister, romance, love-conquers-all
Children's/Family, Fantasy, Fairy Tales & Legends, Animated Musical, Children's Fantasy 
Ilene Woods ... Cinderella
Eleanor Audley ... Stepmother, Lady Tremaine
Verna Felton ... Fairy Godmother
Claire Du Brey
Helene Stanley ... Live-action model Cinderella
Luis Van Rooten ... King and Grand Duke
Rhoda Williams ... Drizella
James MacDonald ... Gus/Jacques/Bruno
Charles Judels
Lucille Bliss ... Anastasia
June Foray ... Lucifer
Betty Lou Gerson ... Narrator
William Phipps ... Prince Charming
153 2/4
AMG SYNOPSIS: Kenneth Branagh directs Disney's 2015, live-action take on the classic fairy tale Cinderella, which stars Lily James as the put-upon young women forced to endure a life of labor at the hands of her stepmother (Cate Blanchett) after her father dies unexpectedly. Forced to do every menial chore imaginable, Ella maintains her good spirits and eventually strikes up a friendship with a stranger in the woods who turns out to be the prince. When the royal court holds a gala ball, Cinderella wants nothing more to attend, and although her stepmother won't allow it, she gets help from a surprising source. -- Perry Seibert

Themes : Cinderella Stories | Crowned Heads | Curses and Spells
Keywords : fairy-tale-romance, love-conquers-all
Fantasy, Children's Fantasy, Fairy Tales & Legends 
Lily James ... Ella
Cate Blanchett ... The Wicked Stepmother
Richard Madden ... Kit
Helena Bonham Carter ... The Fairy Godmother
Holliday Grainger ... Anastasia
Stellan Skarsgård ... Grand Duke
Derek Jacobi ... King
Nonso Anozie ... Captain
Ben Chaplin ... Ella's Father
Hayley Atwell ... Ella's Mother
Rob Brydon ... Master Phineus
Jana Perez ... Princess Chelina of Zaragosa
Alex MacQueen ... Royal Crier
Tom Edden ... Lizard Footman
Gareth Mason ... Goose Coachman
Eloise Webb ... Ella (10 Years)
Joshua McGuire ... Palace Official
Matthew Steer ... Halberdier
Mimi Ndiweni ... Slipper Lady
Laura Elsworthy ... Slipper Lady
Ella Smith ... Slipper Lady
Ann Davies ... Slipper Lady
Gerard Horan ... Lord Veneering
Katie West ... Cook
Daniel Tuite ... Gardener
Anjana Vasan ... Maid
Stuart Neal ... Stable Roy
Adetomiwa Edun ... Trooper
Richard McCabe ... Baron
Joseph Kloska ... Royal Crier's Assistant
Andy Apollo ... Prince Retinue Member
Michael Jenn ... King's Doctor
Josh O'Connor ... Ballroom Palace Guard
911 1/4
The Circle 
AMG SYNOPSIS: A young woman (Emma Watson) lands a job at a successful social-media company that preaches the value of complete transparency and inspires a cult-like devotion in its employees. However, she soon learns that the corporation and its messianic founder (Tom Hanks) are hiding a nefarious agenda. John Boyega, Karen Gillan, Ellar Coltrane, Ellen Wong, Bill Paxton, Patton Oswalt, and Glenne Headly co-star. James Ponsoldt (The Spectacular Now) directed this adaptation of Dave Eggers' novel of the same name. -- Jack Rodgers

Tom Hanks ... Eamon Bailey
Emma Watson ... Mae Holland
John Boyega ... Ty
Karen Gillan ... Annie
Ellar Coltrane ... Mercer
Patton Oswalt ... Tom Stenton
Glenne Headly ... Bonnie
Bill Paxton ... Vinnie
Ellen Wong ... Renata
Elvy Yost ... Sabine
Nathan Corddry ... Dan
Eve Gordon ... Senator Williamson
Amir Talai ... Matt
Poorna Jagannathan ... Dr. Villalobos
Judy Reyes ... Congresswoman Santos
Steven Klein ... Man from the Crowd
Hunter Burke ... EMT
Drew Droege ... Improv Actor
Andrew Hwang ... Foreign Born Circler
Sandeep Parikh ... Foreign Born Circler
Elizabeth Prestel ... Advertising Circler
Ken Narasaki ... Older Circler
Frederick Koehler ... Kevin
154 1/4
AMG SYNOPSIS: With a plot that is a cross between a teen, low-brow farce and a coming-of-age story, Class opens with scenes of two best friends -- nerdy whiz Jonathan (Andrew McCarthy) and carefree jock Skip (Rob Lowe) -- going around in lingerie; they also barf on a double date, break into a quiet meeting at a girls' school, and generally behave as emotional throwbacks. But when the nerd Jonathan is picked up in a Chicago bar by Skip's mother Ellen (Jacqueline Bisset), the tone changes completely. The affair between the student and the older woman is torrid until they rendezvous in New York and Ellen dumps Jonathan because she finds out he is not a Ph.D. candidate from Northwestern University. Meanwhile, Jonathan does not know who Ellen is until Skip brings him home for the Christmas holidays and the two clandestine, September-May ex-lovers come face to face with the truth. -- Eleanor Mannikka

Themes : Age Disparity Romance | Boarding School Life
Keywords : teenagers, coming-of-age, elderly, extramarital-affair, friendship, lover, mother, roommate, school, student
Comedy Drama, Romance, Sex Comedy, Teen Movie 
Rob Lowe ... Skip
Jacqueline Bisset ... Ellen
Andrew McCarthy ... Jonathan
Stuart Margolin ... Balaban
Cliff Robertson ... Mr. Burroughs
John Cusack ... Roscoe
Alan Ruck ... Roger
Rodney Pearson ... Allen
Virginia Madsen ... Lisa
Deborah Thalberg ... Susan
Aaron Douglas Zuber ... Barry
Nancy Serlin
Remak Ramsay ... Kennedy
Fern Persons ... Headmistress DeBroul
Casey Siemaszko ... Doug
Anna Maria Horsford ... Maggie
Hal Frank ... Schneider
Dick Cusack ... Chaplain Baker
Virginia Morris ... Mrs. Delowie
Joan Cusack ... Julia
John Kapelos ... Bellman
George Womack ... Liquor Store Proprietor
Maria Ricossa ... Table Friend
Bruce Norris ... Student
Wayne Kneeland ... Student
Bruno Aclin ... Bartender
Mike Bacarella ... Man (Beer can)
Lance Kinsey ... Dog Trainer
Gary Houston ... Salesman
Lolita Davidovich ... 1st Girl (motel)
Meg Thalken ... Bar Patron
Dean Hill ... Bar Patron
155 2/4
Clear and Present Danger 
AMG SYNOPSIS: This is the third film based on Tom Clancy's high-tech espionage potboilers starring CIA deputy director Jack Ryan. Harrison Ford, returning to the Ryan role after his first go-round in 1992's Patriot Games, is assigned to a delicate anti-drug investigation after a close friend of the President (a Reaganesque Donald Moffat) is murdered by a Colombian drug cartel. When Ryan discovers that the President's wealthy friend was in league with the cartel, the President's devious national security adviser (Harris Yulin) and an ambitious CIA deputy director (Henry Czerny) send a secret paramilitary force into Colombia to wipe out the drug lords. The force is captured and then abandoned by the President's lackeys. It falls to Ryan to enter Colombia and rescue them, aided only by a renegade operative named Clark (Willem Dafoe), with both his life and career on the line. -- Don Kaye

Moods : Nail-biters
Themes : Daring Rescues | Political Corruption | Whistleblowers | Drug Trade | Fighting the System | Terrorism
Keywords : government, oppression, against-the-system, agent [representative], bad-guy, betrayal, CIA (Central-Intelligence-Agency), corruption, drugs, good-guy, guerrilla, investigation, investigator, killing, murder, one-against-odds, terrorism
Attributes : High Production Values
Action, Action Thriller, Political Thriller 
Harrison Ford ... Jack Ryan
Willem Dafoe ... Clark
Anne Archer ... Cathy Ryan
Joaquim de Almeida ... Felix Cortez
Henry Czerny ... Robert Ritter
Harris Yulin ... James Cutter
Donald Moffat ... President Bennett
Miguel Sandoval ... Ernesto Escobedo
Benjamin Bratt ... Captain Ramirez
Raymond Cruz ... Chavez
Dean Jones ... Judge Moore
Thora Birch ... Sally Ryan
Ann Magnuson ... Moira Wolfson
Hope Lange ... Senator Mayo
Tom Tammi ... Emile Jacobs
Tim Grimm ... Dan Muray
Belita Moreno ... Jean Fowler
James Earl Jones ... Admiral James Greer
Jorge Luke ... Sipo
Jaime Gomez ... Sergeant Oso
Jared Chandler ... Radio Man
Greg Germann ... Petey
Ellen Geer ... Rose
Theodore Raimi ... Satellite Analyst
Vondie Curtis-Hall ... Voice-Print Analyst
John La Fayette ... CIA Analyst
Rex Linn ... Washington Detective
Ken Howard ... Committee Chairman
Reg E. Cathey ... Sergeant Major
Clark Gregg ... Staff Sergeant
Chris Conrad ... Sniper Sergeant
Vaughn Armstrong ... Blackhawk Pilot
John Putch ... Blackhawk Co-Pilot
Colleen Flynn ... Coast Guard Captain
Cam Brainard ... Coast Guardman
Cameron Thor ... DEA Surveillance Agent
Harley Venton ... DEA Agent
Patrick Bauchau ... Enrique Rojas
Juan Carlos Colombo ... Cortez's Bodyguard
Blanca Guerra ... Escobedo's Wife
Honorato Magaloni ... Mining Company Manager
Alejandro Bracho ... Fernandez
Diana Sowle ... Cartel Maid
Mark Bailey ... Reporter
Elizabeth Dennehy ... Reporter
Patricia Belcher ... INS Officer
Aaron Lustig ... Dr. Polk
Tom Isbell ... Restaurant Doctor
Kim Flowers ... Restaurant Hostess
Denice Kumagai ... Nurse
Christine Moore ... Greer's Widow
Marjorie Lovett ... President's Secretary
Kevin Cooney ... CIA Counsel
John Rixey Moore ... Spock
Reed Diamond ... Coast Guard Chief
156 2/4
The Client 
AMG SYNOPSIS: A sterling cast headed by Oscar-nominated Susan Sarandon makes this slick thriller one of the better adaptations of a John Grisham bestseller. Mark Sway (Brad Renfro) witnesses the suicide of a Mafia lawyer, who confesses that the Mob was behind the murder of a U.S. senator. Mark's brother is traumatized into a coma by the incident; gangster Barry Muldano (Anthony LaPaglia) is soon on Mark's trail, and in desperation, he arrives at the office of recovering alcoholic lawyer Reggie Love (Sarandon). With the Mob after them, and a ruthless federal attorney (Tommy Lee Jones) trying to force Mark to reveal what he knows, Love battles to guarantee the safety of her client and his family. The relationship between Reggie Love and Mark Sway is the center of the film, adding considerable character development to plot's routine elements. Director Joel Schumacher helmed another Grisham adaptation, A Time To Kill, in 1996. -- Don Kaye

Moods : Nail-biters
Themes : Fighting the System | Lawyers | Witnessing a Crime | Flight of the Innocent
Keywords : criminal, assassination, boy, coma, confession [criminal], danger, death, gangster, hidden, killing, lawyer, on-the-run, prosecutor, pursuit, revenge, secrets, Senator, suicide, trauma, witness, youth
Thriller, Courtroom Drama, Psychological Thriller 
Susan Sarandon ... Reggie Love
Tommy Lee Jones ... Roy Foltrigg
Mary-Louise Parker ... Dianne Sway
Anthony LaPaglia ... Barry Muldano
Anthony Edwards ... Clint Von Hooser
Ossie Davis ... Harry Roosevelt
Brad Renfro ... Mark Sway
David Speck ... Ricky Sway
J.T. Walsh ... McThune
Will Patton ... Sgt. Hardy
Bradley Whitford ... Thomas Fink
Anthony Heald ... Trumann
Kim Coates ... Paul Gronke
William H. Macy ... Dr. Greenway
Micole Mercurio ... Mama Love
Kimberly Scott ... Doreen
William Sanderson ... Wally Boxx
Walter Olkewicz ... Romey Clifford
Amy Hathaway ... Karen
Jo Harvey Allen ... Claudette
Ron Dean ... Johnny Sulari
William Richert ... Harry Bono
Mali Finn
Will Zahrn ... Gill Beale
Dan Castellaneta ... Slick Moeller
John Diehl ... Jack Nance
Tom Kagy ... Wheelchair Patient
Alex Coleman ... Newscaster
Macon McCalman ... Ballatine
John Fink ... Lieutenant
Rebecca Jernigan ... Emergency Nurse
Tommy Cresswell ... FBI Agent
Mary McCusker ... Pretty Girl
Bettina Rose ... Woman at Desire
Anthony C. Hall ... Pizza Man
George Klein ... Announcer
1164 2/4
AMG SYNOPSIS: In Cliffhanger, Sylvester Stallone plays Gabe Walker, a member of a mountain-climbing rescue team. Gabe is haunted by an incident from his past when he couldn't save the girlfriend of his best friend, Hal Tucker (Michael Rooker), from falling to her death. As the story begins, Gabe has left mountain-climbing rescue work and has set up business in Denver. He returns to the mountain rescue office to persuade his lover, Jessie (Janine Turner), to quit and come back to Denver with him. While he is begging Jessie to head out to Denver, things are happening in the skies overhead. A gang of professional crooks headed by psychotic Eric Qualen (John Lithgow) has hijacked a U.S. Treasury plane carrying millions of dollars. But the plane crashes, and the bad guys find themselves stranded on top of a mountain with the money (put into three cases) scattered around the wreckage and with no way to get down off the pinnacle to retrieve the cases. They put in a phony distress call that is received by the mountain rescue team. Gabe agrees to take part in one last rescue attempt, and they head up to help rescue the thieves. But Qualen has plans for the rescuers -- to force them to climb through the dangerous snow-covered peaks to find the three suitcases of cash. --

Moods : Adrenaline Rush
Themes : Crime Gone Awry | Daring Rescues | Haunted By the Past
Keywords : criminal, girlfriend, hijacker, money, mountain-climbing, plane-crash, psychopath, rescue-worker
Attributes : High Production Values
Action, Action Thriller 
Sylvester Stallone ... Gabe Walker
John Lithgow ... Eric Qualen
Michael Rooker ... Hal Tucker
Janine Turner ... Jessie Deighan
Rex Linn ... Travers
Caroline Goodall ... Kristel
Leon ... Kynette
Paul Winfield ... Walter Wright
Ralph Waite ... Frank
Craig Fairbrass ... Delmar
Denis Forest ... Heldon
Michelle Joyner ... Sarah
Max Perlich ... Evan
Mindy Marin
Gregory Scott Cummins ... Ryan
Zach Grenier ... Davis
Vyto Ruginis ... Matheson
Don S. Davis ... Stuart
Scott Hoxby ... Agent Hayes
John Finn ... Agent Michaels
Bruce McGill ... Treasury Agent
Rosemary Dunsmore ... Treasury Secretary
Kim Robillard ... Treasury Jet Pilot
Jeff McCarthy ... Pilot
157 4/4
A Clockwork Orange 
AMG SYNOPSIS: Stanley Kubrick dissects the nature of violence in this darkly ironic, near-future satire, adapted from Anthony Burgess's novel, complete with "Nadsat" slang. Classical music-loving proto-punk Alex (Malcolm McDowell) and his "Droogs" spend their nights getting high at the Korova Milkbar before embarking on "a little of the old ultraviolence," such as terrorizing a writer, Mr. Alexander (Patrick Magee), and gang raping his wife (who later dies as a result). After Alex is jailed for bludgeoning the Cat Lady (Miriam Karlin) to death with one of her phallic sculptures, Alex submits to the Ludovico behavior modification technique to earn his freedom; he's conditioned to abhor violence through watching gory movies, and even his adored Beethoven is turned against him. Returned to the world defenseless, Alex becomes the victim of his prior victims, with Mr. Alexander using Beethoven's Ninth to inflict the greatest pain of all. When society sees what the state has done to Alex, however, the politically expedient move is made. Casting a coldly pessimistic view on the then-future of the late '70s-early '80s, Kubrick and production designer John Barry created a world of high-tech cultural decay, mixing old details like bowler hats with bizarrely alienating "new" environments like the Milkbar. Alex's violence is horrific, yet it is an aesthetically calculated fact of his existence; his charisma makes the icily clinical Ludovico treatment seem more negatively abusive than positively therapeutic. Alex may be a sadist, but the state's autocratic control is another violent act, rather than a solution. Released in late 1971 (within weeks of Sam Peckinpah's brutally violent Straw Dogs), the film sparked considerable controversy in the U.S. with its X-rated violence; after copycat crimes in England, Kubrick withdrew the film from British distribution until after his death. Opinion was divided on the meaning of Kubrick's detached view of this shocking future, but, whether the discord drew the curious or Kubrick's scathing diagnosis spoke to the chaotic cultural moment, A Clockwork Orange became a hit. On the heels of New York Film Critics Circle awards as Best Film, Best Director, and Best Screenplay, Kubrick received Oscar nominations in all three categories. -- Lucia Bozzola

Moods : A World of Its Own | Head Trips
Themes : Future Dystopias | Experiments Gone Awry
Keywords : future, gang-leader, life-of-crime, sociopath, crime-spree, murder, rape, experiment, mind-control
Attributes : Cult Film, High Artistic Quality, High Historical Importance, High Production Values
Science Fiction, Satire, Juvenile Delinquency Film, Psychological Sci-Fi 
Malcolm McDowell ... Alex
Patrick Magee ... Mr. Frank Alexander
Michael Bates ... Chief Guard
Adrienne Corri ... Mrs. Alexander
Warren Clarke ... Dim
Aubrey Morris ... P.R. Deltoid
Steven Berkoff ... Constable
Gaye Brown
Peter Burton
Lindsay Campbell ... Inspector
Vivienne Chandler ... Handmaiden
Carol Drinkwater ... Nurse Feeley
Lee Fox
Gillian Hills ... Sonietta
Virginia Wetherell ... Stage Actress
Neil Wilson
Katya Wyeth ... Girl
James Marcus ... Georgie
John Clive ... Stage Actor
Carl Duering ... Dr. Brodsky
Paul Farrell ... Tramp
Clive Francis ... Lodger
Michael Gover ... Prison Governor
Miriam Karlin ... Cat Lady
Godfrey Quigley ... Prison Chaplain
Sheila Raynor ... Mum
Madge Ryan ... Dr. Branum
John Savident ... Conspirator
Anthony Sharp ... Minister
Philip Stone ... Dad
Pauline Taylor ... Psychiatrist
Margaret Tyzack ... Conspirator
David Prowse ... Julian
Richard Connaught
Jan Adair
Barrie Cookson
Prudence Drage
Cheryl Grunwald ... Rape Victim
Craig Hunter ... Dr. Friendly
Shirley Jaffe
Michael Tarn ... Pete
1117 3/4
AMG SYNOPSIS: Patrick Marber's acclaimed stage drama about the romantic interactions of four people has been given a reverent screen adaptation by director and producer Mike Nichols. Dan (Jude Law) is a writer in London who wants to finish a novel, but in the meantime supports himself by writing obituaries. One day he chances upon Alice (Natalie Portman), a beautiful young American expatriate, working as a stripper, when he sees her get hit by a car. Alice immediately falls for Dan, and gives him her love without reservation. Dan is initially enchanted with Alice, and returns her affection, but while she inspires him to write his novel (based on her life), her neediness begins to wear on him. Anna (Julia Roberts) is a photographer who is hired to take a portrait of Dan for the dust jacket of his book; Dan is attracted to her easy confidence, and while the two of them flirt, Anna soon (inadvertently through Dan's playful machinations) meets Larry (Clive Owen), a dermatologist, and marries him. Dan can't get Anna out of his mind even though she's married, and the two become lovers, but Dan is frustrated by the fact that Anna is reluctant to leave Larry for him. Patrick Marber wrote the screenplay for this adaptation of Closer; it was the playwright's first feature-film credit. --

Moods : In a Minor Key | Strictly Speaking | Unloveables
Themes : Romantic Betrayal | Love Triangles | Breakups and Divorces
Keywords : love-quadrangle, betrayal, break-up [romantic], divorce, extramarital-affair, sexual-attraction, Internet
Drama, Romantic Drama, Erotic Drama 
Julia Roberts ... Anna
Jude Law ... Dan
Natalie Portman ... Alice
Clive Owen ... Larry
Nick Hobbs ... Taxi Driver
Colin Stinton ... Customs Officer
158 2/4
Cloud Atlas 
AMG SYNOPSIS: Directors Tom Tykwer, Andy Wachowski, and Lana Wachowski team up to helm this adaptation of David Mitchell's popular novel Cloud Atlas. The trio have put together an all-star cast, including Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Jim Broadbent, and Hugh Grant, to play various characters over the course of several different historical time periods. The various narrative threads weave in and out of each other, painting a portrait of mankind's quest for tolerance and peace throughout the ages. -- Perry Seibert

Moods : Eyepoppers
Keywords : budget, confusion, time, murder, savior
Drama, Science Fiction, Psychological Sci-Fi 
Tom Hanks ... Dr. Henry Goose, Isaac Sachs, Zachry, Dermot Hoggins, Hotel Manager, Cavendish Look-a-Like Actor
Halle Berry ... Jocasta Ayrs, Meronym, Luisa Rey, Ovid, Native Woman, Indian Party Guest
Jim Broadbent ... Captain Molyneux, Timothy Cavendish, Vyvyan Ayrs, Korean Musician, Prescient 2
Hugo Weaving ... Haskell Moore, Bill Smoke, Old Georgie, Tadeusz Kesselring, Boardman Mephi, Nurse Noakes
Jim Sturgess ... Adam Ewing, Hae-Joo Chang, Poor Hotel Guest, Highlander, Megan's Dad, Adam/Zachry's Brother-in-Law
Bae Doo-na ... Tilda, Mexican Woman, Sonmi Prostitute, Sonmi-351, Sonmi-451, Megan's Mom
Ben Whishaw ... Robert Frobisher, Store Clerk, Tribesman, Cabin Boy, Georgette
Keith David ... Kupaka, Joe Napier, Prescient, An-Kor Apis
Susan Sarandon ... Madame Horrox, Abbess, Yusouf Suleiman, Older Ursula
Hugh Grant ... Rev. Giles Horrox, Denholme Cavendish, Lloyd Hooks, Seer Rhee, Hotel Heavy, Kona Chief
David Gyasi ... Duophysite, Autua, Lester Rey
James D'Arcy ... Young Rufus Sixsmith, Nurse James, Archivist, Old Rufus Sixsmith
Brody Nicholas Lee ... Javier Gomez, Jonas, Zachry's Older Nephew
Robert Fyfe ... Prescient 1, Old Salty Dog, Mr. Meeks
Alex Wuttke ... Mr. Boerhaave, Leary the Healer, Guard
Robin Morrissey ... Young Cavendish
Amanda Walker ... Veronica
Ralph Riach ... Ernie
Andrew Havill ... Mr. Hotchkiss
Tanja De Wendt ... Mrs. Hotchkiss
Raeven Lee Hanan ... Little Girl with Orison at Papa Song's, Catkin, Zachry Relative 1
Götz Otto ... Groundsman Withers
Victor Esteban Sole ... Mr. Roderick
Nial Fulton ... Mozza Hoggins
Louis Dempsey ... Haskell Moore's Dinner Guest 3, Jarvis Hoggins
Martin Docherty ... Haskell Moore's Dinner Guest 4, Eddie Hoggins
Dulcie Smart ... Ursula's Mother
Alistair Petrie ... Musician, Felix Finch
Jojo Schoning ... Papa Song Punk
Zhu Zhu ... Megan Sixsmith
Sylvestra Le Touzel ... Aide in Slaughtership, Nurse Judd
Emma Werz ... Ursula's Granddaughter
Marie Ronnenbeck ... Ursula's Daughter
1186 2/4
AMG SYNOPSIS: A 12-year-old boy named Miguel (voice of Anthony Gonzalez) dreams of becoming a famous guitar player, despite the misgivings of his close-knit family. When his ambitions cause him to run afoul of a terrible curse, he must journey into the Land of the Dead in order to seek forgiveness from his deceased ancestors. Gael Garcia Bernal, Benjamin Bratt, Alanna Ubach, Alfonso Arau, Herbert Siguenza, Gabriel Iglesias, Natalia Cordova-Buckley, and Edward James Olmos also lend their voices to this animated adventure, which was directed by Lee Unkrich and co-directed by Adrian Molina. --

Keywords : holiday, Mexican [nationality]
Children's/Family, Comedy, Family-Oriented Comedy 
Benjamin Bratt ... Ernesto de la Cruz
Alanna Ubach ... Mama Imelda
Renee Victor ... Abuelita
Jaime Camil ... Papa
Gabriel Iglesias ... Clerk
Ana Ofelia Murguia ... Mama Coco
Edward James Olmos ... Chicharrn
Alfonso Arau ... Papa Julio
Herbert Siguenza ... Tio Oscar/Tio Felipe
Lombardo Boyar ... Plaza Mariachi/Gustavo
Selene Luna ... Tia Rosita
Sofia Espinosa ... Mama
Dyana Ortelli ... Tia Victoria
Cheech Marin ... Corrrections Officer
John Ratzenberger ... Juan Ortodoncia
993 2/4
AMG SYNOPSIS: A passing comet turns a dinner party between eight friends into a mind-bending nightmare. --

Moods : Head Trips
Themes : Trapped or Confined
Keywords : comet, dinner-party, tension
Science Fiction, Thriller, Psychological Sci-Fi 
Emily Foxler ... Em
Maury Sterling ... Kevin
Nicholas Brendon ... Mike
Elizabeth Gracen ... Beth
Lorene Scafaria ... Lee
Hugo Armstrong ... Hugh
Alex Manugian ... Amir
Lauren Maher ... Laurie
159 3/4
Cold Mountain 
AMG SYNOPSIS: Based on the novel by Charles Frazier, Anthony Minghella's star-studded Cold Mountain is a sweeping tale set in the final days of the American Civil War. Jude Law stars as Inman, a young soldier who, despite an injury, is struggling to make his way home to Cold Mountain, NC, where his beloved Ada (Nicole Kidman) awaits. In Inman's absence, Ada befriends Ruby (Renée Zellweger), who helps her keep up her late father's farm. Meanwhile, in his travels, Inman encounters a menagerie of interesting folks. Also starring Natalie Portman, Giovanni Ribisi, Donald Sutherland, and Philip Seymore Hoffman, Cold Mountain features original music by Jack White of the White Stripes. -- Matthew Tobey

Moods : In the Mood for Love
Themes : Star-Crossed Lovers | Women During Wartime | Brief Encounters
Keywords : Civil-War [US], injury, soldier, desertion, star-crossed-lovers, war, farmer's-daughter
Attributes : High Budget
Romance, War, War Drama, Anti-War Film, Period Film, War Romance 
Jude Law ... Inman
Nicole Kidman ... Ada Monroe
Renée Zellweger ... Ruby Thewes
Eileen Atkins ... Maddy
Brendan Gleeson ... Stobrod
Philip Seymour Hoffman ... Reverend Veasey
Natalie Portman ... Sara
Giovanni Ribisi ... Junior
Donald Sutherland ... Monroe
Ray Winstone ... Teague
Kathy Baker ... Sally Swanger
James Gammon ... Esco Swanger
Charlie Hunnam ... Bosie
Jack White ... Georgia
Ethan Suplee
Jena Malone
Melora Walters ... Lila
Lucas Black ... Oakley
Taryn Manning ... Shyla
Tom Aldredge ... Blind Man
James Rebhorn ... Doctor
Jen Apgar ... Dolly
Emily Deschanel
Mark Jeffrey Miller ... Sheffield
Robin Mullins ... Mrs. Castlereagh
Jay Tavare ... Swimmer
881 0/4
Collateral Beauty 
AMG SYNOPSIS: A New York adman (Will Smith) deals with the heartache of losing a child by writing letters to Time, Death, and Love. He is soon visited by representations of the three concepts, and they, along with his close friends, help him return to some semblance of a normal life. Edward Norton, Kate Winslet, Michael Peña, Helen Mirren, Naomie Harris, Keira Knightley, and Jacob Latimore co-star. Directed by David Frankel. -- Jack Rodgers

Moods : A Good Cry | Triumph of the Spirit
Themes : Death of a Child | Haunted By the Past | Mysterious Strangers | Starting Over
Keywords : advertising, advertising-executive, daughter, dropout, tragedy
Drama, Ensemble Film, Inspirational Drama, Melodrama 
Will Smith ... Howard
Edward Norton ... Whit
Kate Winslet ... Claire
Helen Mirren ... Brigitte
Naomie Harris ... Madeline
Keira Knightley ... Amy
Jacob Latimore ... Raffi
Ann Dowd ... Sally Price
Liza Colon-Zayas ... Trevor's Mom
Natalie Gold ... Adam's Mom
Kylie Rogers ... Allison
Shirley Rumierk ... Simon's Wife
Ben Snyder ... Sally's Grandson
Mary Beth Peil ... Whit's Mother
Andy Taylor ... Father with Photo
Michael Cumpsty ... Chairman of the Board
Jimmy Palumbo ... Super
Elia Monte-Brown ... Support Group Member
Crystal Anne Dickinson ... Support Group Member
Andres Munar ... Support Group Member
Harriett D. Foy ... Board Member
Maureen Mueller ... Board Member
Steven Hauck ... Board Member
Willie C. Carpenter ... Board Member
1022 3/4
The Color of Money 
AMG SYNOPSIS: Oscar-nominated in 1961 for his performance as pool hustler Fast Eddie Felson in The Hustler, Paul Newman won that award a quarter century later when he reprised the role in The Color of Money. At the end of The Hustler, Felson was banned for life from playing the game professionally. In the intervening years, he has become what the despicable George C. Scott was in the 1961 film: a front man for younger hustlers, claiming the lion's share of the winnings. His latest "client" is arrogant young Tom Cruise, who is goaded into accepting Felson's patronage by his avaricious girl friend Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio. Cruise learns not only the refinements of the game, but also the dirty trickery that will help him lure in the suckers. As Cruise becomes successful on these terms, Felson seethes with jealousy, hitting the bottle and carelessly allowing himself to fall victim to another hustler. He tells Cruise to get lost, and vows to make an honest comeback. It is inevitable from this point onward that the younger and the older player will square off in a game for the biggest stakes of all: Fast Eddie Felson's self-respect. Both the original Hustler and The Color of Money were based on novels by Walter Tevis. --

Moods : Tough Guys
Themes : Cons and Scams | Success is the Best Revenge | Unlikely Friendships | Hotshots | Mentors
Keywords : apprentice, champion, coming-of-age, con/scam, friendship, loser, pool [billiards], pool-hustler, protegé, road-trip, self-discovery, sports, trick
Drama, Sports Drama 
Paul Newman ... Eddie Felson
Tom Cruise ... Vincent Lauria
Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio ... Carmen
Helen Shaver ... Janelle
John Turturro ... Julian
Bill Cobbs ... Orvis
Keith McCready ... Grady Seasons
Carol Messing ... Julian's Flirt
Steve Mizerak ... Duke, Eddie's 1st Opponent
Richard Price ... Guy Who Calls Dud
Fred Squillo ... High Roller
Randall Arney ... 1st Child World Customer
Elizabeth Bracco ... Diane at Bar
Vito D'Ambrosio ... Lou in Child World
Ron Dean ... Guy in Crowd
Lisa Dodson ... 2nd Child World Customer
Donald A. Feeney ... 1st Referee
Paul Geier ... Two Brothers/Stranger Player
Carey Goldenberg ... Congratulating Spectator
Joe Guastaferro ... Chuck the Bartender
Paul Herman ... Player in Casino Bar
Mark Jarvis ... Guy at Janelle's
Lawrence Linn ... Congratulating Spectator
Grady Mathews ... Dad