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174 2/4
The Da Vinci Code 
AMG SYNOPSIS: Dan Brown's controversial best-selling novel about a powerful secret that's been kept under wraps for thousands of years comes to the screen in this suspense thriller from director Ron Howard. The stately silence of Paris' Louvre museum is broken when one of the gallery's leading curators is found dead on the grounds, with strange symbols carved into his body and left around the spot where he died. Hoping to learn the significance of the symbols, police bring in Sophie Neveu (Audrey Tautou), a gifted cryptographer who is also the victim's granddaughter. Needing help, Sophie calls on Robert Langdon (Tom Hanks), a leading symbologist from the United States. As Sophie and Robert dig deeper into the case, they discover the victim's involvement in the Priory of Sion, a secret society whose members have been privy to forbidden knowledge dating back to the birth of Christianity. In their search, Sophie and Robert happen upon evidence that could lead to the final resting place of the Holy Grail, while members of the priory and an underground Catholic society known as Opus Dei give chase, determined to prevent them from sharing their greatest secrets with the world. Also starring Ian McKellen, Jean Reno, and Alfred Molina, The Da Vinci Code was shot on location in France and the United Kingdom; the Louvre allowed the producers to film at the famous museum, but scenes taking place at Westminster Abbey had to filmed elsewhere when church officials declined permission. -- Mark Deming

Moods : Spellbinders
Themes : Flight of the Innocent | Members of the Clergy | Murder Investigations | Obsessive Quests | Priceless Artifacts and Prized Objects | Religious Zealotry
Keywords : Christianity, scholar, secret-society, cover-up, painting, Vatican
Mystery, Thriller, Crime Thriller, Religious Drama 
Tom Hanks ... Robert Langdon
Audrey Tautou ... Sophie Neveu
Ian McKellen ... Sir Leigh Teabing
Alfred Molina ... Bishop Aringarosa
Jürgen Prochnow ... Vernet
Paul Bettany ... Silas
Jean Reno ... Captain Bezu Fache
Jean-Yves Berteloot ... Remy Jean
Jean-Pierre Marielle ... Jacques Saunière
Rita Davies ... Elegant Woman at Rosslyn
Francesco Carnelutti ... Prefect
Seth Gabel ... Michael
Fausto Maria Sciarappa ... Youngest Church Official
Denis Podalydès ... Controller
Harry Taylor ... British Police Captain
Clive Carter ... Biggin Hill Police Captain
Garance Mazureck ... Sophie at 13 Years
Daisy Doidge-Hill ... Sophie at 8 Years
Crisian Emanuel ... Sophie's Mother
Charlotte Graham ... Mary Magdalene
Xavier De Guillebon ... Junkie
Tonio Descanvelle ... Bank Guard
David Bark-Jones ... Hawker Pilot
Serretta Wilson ... American Woman
Eglantine Rembauville ... Student
Dan Tondowski ... Student
Aewia Huillet ... Student
Roland John-Leopoldie ... Student
David Saracino ... DCPJ Agent
Lionel Guy-Bremond ... Officer Ledoux
Yves Aubert ... Louvre Computer Cop
Rachael Black ... Policewoman
Dez Drummond ... London Police
Mark Roper ... London Policeman
Roland Menou ... DCPJ Technician
Tina Maskell ... Silas' Mother
Peter Pedrero ... Silas' Father
Sam Mancuso ... Pope
Mario Vernazza ... Young Constantine
Agathe Natanson ... Ritual Priestess
Daz Parker ... Peasant Mother
Andrew Robb ... Peasant Father
Tom Barker ... Peasant Boy
Maggie McEwan ... Peasant Girl
Michael Bertenshaw ... Priest
Sarah Wildor ... Priestess
David Bertrand ... French Newscaster
175 3/4
Dallas Buyers Club 
AMG SYNOPSIS: Matthew McConaughey headlines director Jean-Marc Vallée's biographical drama centering on the story of Ron Woodroof, a Texas electrician who was diagnosed as HIV-positive in 1986, and who subsequently devoted his life to providing fellow HIV patients with non-FDA-approved drugs and supplements during an era when doctors were still struggling to understand the devastating disease. Defying his surprise death sentence, Woodroof set out to procure any and all non-toxic alternative HIV treatments available, and established a "buyers club" to provide the treatments to others afflicted with the disease. But that mission quickly made him a target for both the U.S. medical establishment and the pharmaceutical industry, both of which resented his defiance of government sanctions, and joined forces to shut down his operation by any means necessary. -- Jason Buchanan

Themes : Living With AIDS | Obsessive Quests | Plagues and Epidemics
Keywords : AIDS, electrician, HIV, lawsuit, medical, pharmaceutical-industry
Drama, Biopic [feature], Medical Drama, Psychological Drama 
Matthew McConaughey ... Ron Woodroof
Jared Leto ... Rayon
Jennifer Garner ... Dr. Eve Saks
Dallas Roberts ... David Wayne
Steve Zahn ... Tucker
Griffin Dunne ... Dr. Vass
Denis O'Hare ... Dr. Sevard
Kevin Rankin ... T.J.
Michael O'Neill ... Richard Barkley
Donna Duplantier ... Nurse Frazin
Deneen D. Tyler ... Denise
J.D. Evermore ... Clint
Ian Casselberry ... Hispanic Orderly
Noelle Wilcox ... Kelly
Bradford Cox ... Sunny
Rick Espaillat ... Michael
Lawrence Turner ... Foreman
Lucius Falick ... Freddie
James DuMont ... Rayon's Father
Jane McNeill ... Francine Suskind
Don Brady ... Tucker's Father
Matthew Thompson ... Effeminate Man
Tony Bentley ... Judge
Sean Boyd ... Border Agent
Rachel Wulff ... News Anchor
Neeona Neal ... Stripper
Scott Takeda ... Mr. Yamata
Joji Yoshida ... Dr. Hiroshi
Carl Palmer ... FDA Customs Agent
Martin Covert ... Ian
Douglas M. Griffin ... Rog
David Lichtenstein ... Cop
Craig Borten ... Quicksilver Cowboy
176 1/4
AMG SYNOPSIS: One of Marvel Comics' most popular characters comes to the screen for the first time in this sci-fi action-thriller. Matthew Murdock (Ben Affleck) is a lawyer whose father, a prizefighter, was killed by gangsters when Murdock was just a boy. Since then, Murdock has devoted his life to bringing wrongdoers to justice and is willing to help others by taking on cases no other attorney will touch. Murdock is also blind, after being struck down by a truck while trying to save a man from being hit. What no one knows is that Murdock was also doused with an unusual radioactive isotope which had a strange effect on him -- while Murdock's sight may be gone, his other senses have been raised to such a keen pitch that they act like radar, allowing him to tell where he's going and what happens around him, both near and far away. Murdock puts his gifts to use at night as the costumed crime-fighter Daredevil, whose pursuit of justice has earned him the wrath of underworld leader Kingpin (Michael Clarke Duncan). Kingpin wants Daredevil out of his way once and for all, and hires Bullseye (Colin Farrell), a super-assassin with an uncanny ability to throw blades, to do the job. Daredevil also makes the acquaintance of Elektra Natchios (Jennifer Garner), a woman with super-heroic talents who is also on Kingpin's bad side, though it remains to be seen if she has aligned herself with the forces of good as Daredevil has done. Jon Favreau, Joe Pantoliano, and David Keith highlight Daredevil's supporting cast. -- Mark Deming

Moods : Adrenaline Rush
Themes : Double Life | Heroic Mission | Vigilantes
Keywords : Superhero, blindness [physical], crimefighting, crime-ring, lawyer, supernatural-powers
Action, Fantasy, Superhero Film 
Ben Affleck ... Matt Murdock/Daredevil
Jennifer Garner ... Elektra
Colin Farrell ... Bullseye
Michael Clarke Duncan ... Kingpin
Jon Favreau ... Franklin Nelson
Joe Pantoliano ... Ben Ulrich
Ellen Pompeo ... Karen Page
David Keith ... Jack Murdock
Erick Avari ... Natchios
Paul Ben-Victor ... Jose Quesada
Derrick O'Connor ... Father Everett
Leland Orser ... Wesley
Scott Terra ... Young Matt
Jude Ciccolella ... McKenzie
Kane Hodder
Kevin Smith ... Morgue Attendant Jack Kirby
John S. Bakas ... Greek Priest
Louis Bernstein ... Judge 1
Dan Brinkle ... Referee
Pat Crawford Brown ... Sweet Old Lady
Greg Collins ... Fisk Bodyguard
Sonya Didenko ... Quesada's Friend 3
David Doty ... Drunken Englishman
Lakeith S. Evans ... Kid
Jim Fitzgerald ... Ring Announcer
Joe J. Garcia ... Meat Packer
Carrie Geiben ... Flight Attendant
Albert Gutierrez ... Kid
Robert Iler ... Bully
Lennie Loftin ... Manolis
Jamie Mahoney ... Bully
Ron Mathews ... Sharpshooter
Casey McCarthy ... Angela Sutton
Bruce Mibach ... Rookie Cop
Stefanos Miltsakakis ... Stavros
Jorge Noa ... NY Cop 1
Jeff Padilla ... Quesada's Friend
Christopher Prescott ... Policeman
Ari Randall ... Waitress
Jackie Reiss ... Boxing Referee 2
John Rothman ... Quesada Attorney
Luke Strode ... Little Boy
Chad Christopher Tucker ... Bully
Levett M. Washington ... Kid
Daniel B. Wing ... Quesada's Friend
Jorn H. Winther ... Stavros' Friend
177 3/4
The Dark Knight Rises 
AMG SYNOPSIS: Christopher Nolan's Batman trilogy concludes with this Warner Brothers release that finds The Dark Knight pitted against Bane, an unstoppable foe possessed of tremendous physical and intellectual strength. Nearly a decade after taking the fall for Harvey Dent's death and disappearing into the darkness, a fugitive Batman (Christian Bale) watches from the shadows as the Dent Act keeps the streets of Gotham City free of crime. Meanwhile, an elusive cat burglar seizes the chance to strike, and a masked anarchist plots a devastating series of attacks designed to lure Bruce Wayne out of the shadows. Determined not to abandon the people who he once risked his life to protect, The Dark Knight emerges from his self-imposed exile ready to fight. But Bane (Tom Hardy) is ready, too, and once Batman is within his grasp, he will do everything in his power to break Gotham City's shadowy savior. Oscar-winner Michael Caine and Gary Oldman return in a sequel also starring Anne Hathaway, Marion Cotillard, and Joseph Gordon-Levitt. -- Jason Buchanan

Moods : A World of Its Own
Themes : Heroic Mission | Double Life | Race Against Time | Terrorism
Keywords : anarchy, nuclear-weapon, police-commissioner, police-detective, prison, punishment, return, Superhero, crimefighter, revenge
Crime, Action, Crime Drama, Superhero Film 
Christian Bale ... Bruce Wayne/Batman
Anne Hathaway ... Selina
Tom Hardy ... Bane
Marion Cotillard ... Miranda
Joseph Gordon-Levitt ... Blake
Michael Caine ... Alfred
Gary Oldman ... Commissioner Gordon
Morgan Freeman ... Fox
Liam Neeson ... Ra's al Ghul
Juno Temple ... Jen
Nestor Carbonell ... Mayor
Burn Gorman ... Stryver
Josh Pence ... Ra's Al Ghul (young)
Matthew Modine ... Foley
Tom Conti ... Prisoner
Joey King ... Older Prison Child
Chris Ellis ... Fr. Reilly
Brett Cullen ... Congressman
Daniel Sunjata ... Captain Jones
178 4/4
The Dark Knight 
AMG SYNOPSIS: Christopher Nolan steps back into the director's chair for this sequel to Batman Begins, which finds the titular superhero coming face to face with his greatest nemesis -- the dreaded Joker. Christian Bale returns to the role of Batman, Maggie Gyllenhaal takes over the role of Rachel Dawes (played by Katie Holmes in Batman Begins), and Brokeback Mountain star Heath Ledger dons the ghoulishly gleeful Joker makeup previously worn by Jack Nicholson and Cesar Romero. Just as it begins to appear as if Batman, Lt. James Gordon (Gary Oldman), and District Attorney Harvey Dent (Aaron Eckhart) are making headway in their tireless battle against the criminal element, a maniacal, wisecracking fiend plunges the streets of Gotham City into complete chaos. -- Jason Buchanan

Moods : A World of Its Own | Abandon All Hope
Themes : Disfigured Criminals | Police Corruption | Heroic Mission | Double Life
Keywords : mask [disguise], secret-identity, disguise, crimefighter, Superhero, clown
Attributes : High Artistic Quality, High Budget, High Production Values
Crime, Action, Crime Drama, Superhero Film 
Christian Bale ... Batman/Bruce Wayne
Heath Ledger ... Joker
Aaron Eckhart ... Harvey Dent
Michael Caine ... Alfred
Maggie Gyllenhaal ... Rachel Dawes
Gary Oldman ... Gordon
Morgan Freeman ... Lucius Fox
Ron Dean ... Wuertz
Cillian Murphy ... Scarecrow
Chin Han ... Lau
Nestor Carbonell ... Mayor
Eric Roberts ... Maroni
Ritchie Coster ... Chechen
Anthony Michael Hall ... Engel
Colin McFarlane ... Loeb
Joshua Harto ... Reese
Melinda McGraw ... Barbara Gordon
Nathan Gamble ... James Gordon
Michael Vieau ... Rossi
Michael Stoyanov ... Dopey
Bill Smille ... Grumpy
Michael Jai White ... Gambol
Matthew O'Neill ... Chuckles
William Fichtner ... Bank Manager
Olumiji Olawumi ... Drug Dealer
Beatrice Rosen ... Natascha
Vincenzo Nicoli ... Crime Boss
Edison Chen ... LSI VP
Nydia Rodriguez Terracina ... Judge Surrillo
Andy Luther ... Brian
Thomas McElroy ... Man No. 2
Will Zahrn ... Assistant DA
James Fierro ... Thug at Party
Sam Derence ... Male Guest
Patrick Clear ... Judge Freel
Winston Ellis ... Gamble Bodyguard
David Dastmalchian ... Joker's Thug
Keith Kupferer ... Heckler
Richard Dillane ... Acting Commissioner
Aidan Feore ... Fat Thug
Philip Bulcock ... Murphy
Paul Birchard ... Cop with Fat Thug
Vincent Riotta ... Cop at 250 52nd St.
Nancy Crane ... Nurse
K. Todd Freeman ... Pol
Lanny Lutz ... Bartender
Peter DeFaria ... Civilian
Matt Rippy ... First Mate
Andrew Bicknell ... Prison Ferry Pilot
Ariyon Bakare ... Guard Commander
Doug Ballard ... Businessman
Tommy Campbell ... Passenger
Lorna Gayle ... Passenger
William Armstrong ... Evans
Adam Kalesperis ... Honor Guard Man
Tristan Tait ... Uniform Cop
Bronson Webb ... Bounty Hunter
Jonathan Ryland ... Passenger Ferry Pilot
James Scales ... Guardsman
Ian Pirie ... Prisoner
Lateef Lovejoy ... Prisoner
Ronan Summers ... Prisoner
Michael Corey Foster ... Honor Guard Leader
Brandon Lambdin ... Armored Car SWAT
954 3/4
The Dark Tower 
AMG SYNOPSIS: An imaginative boy (Tom Taylor) is transported to a fantasy realm, where he gets caught up in an epic battle between a noble gunslinger named Roland Deschain (Idris Elba) and a villainous figure known as the Man in Black (Matthew McConaughey). Later, Roland's quest to defend a magical tower from the Man in Black leads him to follow the boy back to Earth. Directed by Nikolaj Arcel (A Royal Affair), The Dark Tower was adapted from Stephen King's hugely popular series of fantasy novels. --

Moods : Other Dimensions
Themes : Curses and Spells | Fantasy Lands | Lost Worlds | Out For Revenge | Unlikely Friendships
Keywords : adventurer, alternate-reality, cowboy, fantasy, good-vs-evil, gunfighter, knight, magic, quest, tower [structure]
Science Fiction, Western, Action Thriller, Fantasy Drama, Hybrid Western, Mythological Fantasy 
Idris Elba ... Roland Deschain / The Gunslinger
Matthew McConaughey ... Man in Black
Claudia Kim ... Arra Champignon
Fran Kranz ... Pimli
Abbey Lee ... Tirana
Jackie Earle Haley ... Satre
Nicholas Hamilton ... Lucas Hanson
Katheryn Winnick ... Laurie Chambers
Karl Thaning ... Elmer Chambers
Dennis Haysbert ... Steven Deschain
José Zuñiga ... Dr. Hotchkiss
Kenneth Fok ... Johnny
Eva Kaminsky ... Jill
Nicholas Pauling ... Lon
Ben Gavin ... Soldier
Andre Robinson ... Boy in the Park
Jabari Gray ... Bystander
Joe Vaz ... Worker Taheen
Daniel Hirst ... Village Engineer
1073 3/4
Darkest Hour 
AMG SYNOPSIS: This historical drama from director Joe Wright focuses on the trials of Winston Churchill (Gary Oldman) soon after he becomes prime minister of the U.K. in 1940. With Nazi armies rolling through Europe, Churchill must figure out how to rally the nation to action while many of his contemporaries advocate peace talks with Hitler. Kristin Scott Thomas, Lily James, Stephen Dillane, Ronald Pickup, and Ben Mendelsohn co-star. --

Moods : For Love of Country
Themes : Great Battles | Heads of State
Keywords : military-leader, political-leader, war, world-war
Drama, Historical Film, British Empire Film, Political Drama, War Drama 
Gary Oldman ... Winston Churchill
Kristin Scott Thomas ... Clementine Churchill
Lily James ... Elizabeth Layton
Stephen Dillane ... Viscount Halifax
Ronald Pickup ... Neville Chamberlain
Ben Mendelsohn ... King George VI
Nicholas Jones ... Sir John Simon
Samuel West ... Sir Anthony Eden
David Schofield ... Clement Atlee
Richard Lumsden ... General Ismay
Malcolm Storry ... General Ironside
Hilton McRae ... Arthur Greenwood
Benjamin Whitrow ... Sir Samuel Hoare
Joe Armstrong ... John Evans
David Bamber ... Admiral Ramsay
Paul Leonard ... Admiral Dudley Pound
David Strathairn ... President Roosevelt
Eric MacLennan ... Tom Leonard
Demitri Goritsas ... Cabinet Secretary Bridges
179 4/4
Das Boot 
AMG SYNOPSIS: Das Boot is one of the most gripping and authentic war movies ever made. Based on an autobiographical novel by German World War II photographer Lothar-Guenther Buchheim, the film follows the lives of a fearless U-Boat captain (Jurgen Prochnow) and his inexperienced crew as they patrol the Atlantic and Mediterranean in search of Allied vessels, taking turns as hunter and prey. There's very little plot, so the movie's power comes from both its riveting, epic battle scenes and its details of the boring hours spent waiting for orders or signs of the enemy. With the exception of one staunch Hitler Youth lieutenant, none of the crew is particularly loyal to the Nazis, and some are openly hostile toward their Fuhrer; this allows viewer sympathy with the men as they perform their laborious, monotonous duties in cramped, filthy quarters, or await death as depth charges explode all around the sub. Prochnow is excellent as the nerves-of-steel commander, and many of the supporting actors -- all German -- are solid as well, although the characterizations border on war movie clichés (the young crewman who has left behind his pregnant girlfriend, the Chief Engineer whose wife is seriously ill). The real star, however, is cinematographer Jost Vacano, who makes the sub's grimy, claustrophobic interior come to vivid life, as his camera follows the crew through hatches, up ladders, into bunks, and under pipes, creating a palpable sense of claustrophobia while injecting it with movement. Originally edited by writer/director Wolfgang Petersen as both a two-and-a-half hour theatrical release and a six-hour German miniseries, Das Boot was re-released in a restored version in 1997 with nearly one hour of added footage which made it even more suspenseful than before. -- Don Kaye

Moods : Nail-biters
Themes : War At Sea | Military Life
Keywords : submarine, captain [military], German [nationality], commander, sea-battle, war
Attributes : High Artistic Quality
War, Action, Sea Adventure, War Drama 
Jürgen Prochnow ... The Capt.
Herbert Grönemeyer ... Lt. Werner/Correspondent
Klaus Wennemann ... Chief Engineer
Hubertus Bengsch ... First Lt. /Number One
Martin Semmelrogge ... 2nd Lieutenant
Bernd Tauber ... Chief Quartermaster
Erwin Leder ... Johann
Jan Fedder ... Pilgrim
Ralf Richter ... Frenssen
Heinz Hoenig ... Hinrich
Martin Hemme ... Bruckenwilli
Lutz Schnell ... Dufte
Oliver Stritzel ... Schwalle
Otto Sander ... Thomsen in "Bar Royal"
Rita Cadillac ... Monique
Edwige Pierre ... Nadine
Günter Lamprecht ... Capt. of the Weser
Joachim Bernhard ... Preacher
Martin May ... Ullman
U.A. Ochsen ... Chief Bosun
180 4/4
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes 
AMG SYNOPSIS: A war begins to brew between man and ape in this sequel to the 2011 hit Rise of the Planet of the Apes. It's been ten years since the Simian Flu wiped out most of humanity, and somewhere deep in the woods outside of San Francisco, Caesar (voice and performance capture by Andy Serkis) and his primate companions have established a thriving village built on the principles of peace and community. Shortly after welcoming a baby brother into the family, Caesar's son Blue Eyes (Nick Thurston) is walking through the forest with his friend Ash (Doc Shaw) when they cross paths with a human named Carver (Kirk Acevedo), who impulsively draws his gun and shoots Ash at the first sign of aggression. As it turns out, Carver is part of a human expedition led by Malcolm (Jason Clarke), who, along with the rest of his crew, races to Carver's side just as Caesar and the rest of the apes answer Blue Eyes' desperate call for help. An enraged Caesar drives the humans away after realizing they are no longer a threat, and decides to dispatch a small crew to follow them rather than yield to the pleas of his aggressive advisor Koba (Toby Kebbell) to launch an all-out attack. Instead, he decides to show the apes' strength by amassing outside of the humans' makeshift community at the base of an unfinished tower, making it unmistakably clear that the two species should remain apart.
Meanwhile, the point of the human excursion was to get a dormant dam running again in order to power their community, which will soon be thrust into darkness should they fail to take action. Convinced that he could strike a truce with Caesar that would allow the humans to repair the dam, which is located on the apes' land, Malcolm gets permission from human leader Dreyfus (Gary Oldman) to set out on his mission. Incredibly, thanks to the help of his girlfriend Ellie (Keri Russell), his son Alexander (Kodi Smit-McPhee), and a few other key allies, Malcolm succeeds. Still, his truce with the apes is a fragile one, and just when it seems that the primates and humans have learned to coexist in peace, a shocking act of betrayal threatens to spark a war that will determine the dominant species. -- Jason Buchanan

Moods : Adrenaline Rush | Food for Thought
Themes : Post-Apocalypse | Survival in the Wilderness | When Animals Attack
Keywords : animal-rights, experiment, intelligence [knowledge], man-vs-animal
Science Fiction, Sci-Fi Adventure, War Drama 
Jason Clarke ... Malcolm
Gary Oldman ... Dreyfus
Keri Russell ... Ellie
Kodi Smit-McPhee ... Alexander
Kirk Acevedo ... Carver
Judy Greer ... Cornelia
Andy Serkis ... Caesar
Toby Kebbell ... Koba
Karin Konoval ... Maurice
Terry Notary ... Rocket
Nick Thurston ... Blue Eyes
Jon Eyez ... Foster
Laramie Shaw ... Ash (as Doc Shaw)
Lee Ross ... Grey
Keir O'Donnell ... Finney
Kevin Rankin ... McVeigh
Jocko Sims ... Werner
Al Vicente ... Man 1
Matthew James ... Man 2
Deneen Tyler ... Woman
Mustafa Harris ... Officer
Lombardo Boyar ... Terry
Mike Seal ... Driver
J.D. Evermore ... Sniper
Chase Boltin ... Recruit
Michael Papajohn ... Cannon-Gunner
181 2/4
The Day After Tomorrow 
AMG SYNOPSIS: Directed by Roland Emmerich, this mega-budget, special-effects-laden epic revolves around the onset of an international series of crises brought on by the long-term results of the greenhouse effect. At the eye of the storm is paleoclimatologist (a professor dedicated to the study of weather patterns throughout the ages) Jack Hall (Dennis Quaid), who voluntarily takes on the preservation of the world in the dawn of the next ice age and all the disaster that comes along with it -- violent hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes, tidal waves, massive floods, etc. Hall must also contact his son, Sam (Jake Gyllenhaal), who was in the middle of an academic competition in New York City when the chaos begun. In addition to facing the largest-scale onslaught of natural catastrophes in the history of humankind, Jack, in his journey north, must contend with the masses fleeing south in an attempt to resettle in a warmer climate. The Day After Tomorrow also features Emmy Rossum, Sela Ward, and Joe Cobden. -- Tracie Cooper

Moods : Adrenaline Rush
Themes : Forces of Nature | Fathers and Sons | Heroic Mission | Race Against Time
Keywords : global-warming, disaster, ecological-disaster, weather, blizzard, tornado
Science Fiction, Thriller, Disaster Film 
Dennis Quaid ... Jack Hall
Jake Gyllenhaal ... Sam Hall
Ian Holm ... Terry Rapson
Emmy Rossum ... Laura Chapman
Sela Ward ... Lucy Hall
Dash Mihok ... Jason Evans
Kenneth Welsh ... Vice President Becker
Jay O. Sanders ... Frank Harris
Austin Nichols ... J. D.
Perry King ... President of the United States
Nestor Serrano ... Gomez
Adrian Lester ... Simon
Sheila McCarthy ... Judith
Arjay Smith ... Brian Parks
Glenn Plummer ... Luther
Tamlyn Tomita ... Janet Tokada
Jared Harris
Rick Hoffman
Joe Cobden ... Zack
1163 2/4
Days of Thunder 
AMG SYNOPSIS: The Top Gun team of producers Don Simpson and Jerry Bruckheimer, director Tony Scott, and superstar Tom Cruise reunite for this excursion into stock-car racing that incorporates the vroom and rumble of deafening car engines with a rehash of the same elements that worked so effectively in Cruise's Top Gun, The Color of Money, and Cocktail. Cruise plays stock-car driver Cole Trickle, a young fireball on the Southern stock-car circuit who has loads of talent but no conception of how to channel that talent in to racing success. When Tim Daland (Randy Quaid) commissions veteran stock-car racer Harry Hogge (Robert Duvall) to built a car and hires Cole to drive it, Harry must instill in Cole his philosophy of winning and teach him how to channel his raw talent into success -- or, as Harry puts it, "controlling something that's out of control." Cole immediately comes into conflict with the circuit's star driver, Rowdy Burns (Michael Rooker), and their hijinks on the track causes them to smash up their cars and lands them both in the hospital. Because of his injuries, Rowdy is forced to withdraw from the circuit competition. With no rival to torment, Rowdy becomes Cole's supporter and friend, while Cole revs up his motors for Dr. Claire Lewicki (Nicole Kidman), the attractive brain specialist who supervises Cole's recovery from the crackup. Cole's health is restored, and he begins to race again, chastened and hanging onto Harry's every word. Cole appears to have centered himself for success, but in an orgasmic grand finale, Cole must compete against Russ Wheeler (Cary Elwes), a dastardly driver who not only wants to see Cole defeated but permanently disabled. --

Moods : Adrenaline Rush
Themes : Car Racing | In Training | Redemption
Keywords : auto-racing, car-crash, doctor, rival, stock-car, neurology
Action, Drama, Sports Drama 
Tom Cruise ... Cole Trickle
Robert Duvall ... Harry Hogge
Nicole Kidman ... Dr. Claire Lewicki
Randy Quaid ... Tim Daland
Michael Rooker ... Rowdy Burns
Cary Elwes ... Russ Wheeler
Fred Dalton Thompson ... Big John
John C. Reilly ... Buck Bretherton
J.C. Quinn ... Waddell
Don Simpson ... Aldo Benedetti
Caroline Williams ... Jennie Burns
Donna Wilson ... Darlene
Chris Ellis ... Harlan Hoogerhyde
Peter Appel ... Tire Carrier, Cole's Crew
Stephen Michael Ayers ... Jack Man, Cole's Crew
John Griesemer ... Len Dortort
Barbara Garrick ... Lauren Daland
Tania Coleridge ... Russ Wheeler's Girlfriend
Jim Grimshaw ... Hardee's Pit Crew Chief
Margo Martindale ... Donna
Leilani Sarelle ... Female Highway Patrol Officer
Nick Searcy ... Highway Patrol Officer
James Martin, Jr. ... Field Doctor
Michael Burgess ... Young Doctor
Cindi Vicino ... Nurse
182 4/4
Dazed and Confused 
AMG SYNOPSIS: Like George Lucas' American Graffiti, Richard Linklater's Dazed and Confused is an affectionate look at the youth culture of a bygone era. While Lucas took aim at the conservative 1950s, Linklater jumps ahead a generation to the bicentennial year of 1976 to celebrate the joys of beer blasts, pot smoking and Frampton Comes Alive. Set on the last day of the academic year, the film follows the random activities of a sprawling group of Texas high schoolers as they celebrate the arrival of summer, their paths variously intersecting at a freshman hazing, a local pool parlor and finally at a keg party. -- Jason Ankeny

Moods : Memory Lane | Strictly Speaking
Themes : High School Life | Peer Pressure [k] | Party Film
Keywords : friendship, graduation, hazing, high-school, party, school, teenagers
Comedy Drama, Coming-of-Age, Teen Movie, Ensemble Film, Period Film 
Jason London ... Randy "Pink" Floyd
Wiley Wiggins ... Mitch Kramer
Rory Cochrane ... Slater
Milla Jovovich ... Michelle
Joey Lauren Adams ... Simone
Marissa Ribisi ... Cynthia
Adam Goldberg ... Mike
Anthony Rapp ... Tony
Sasha Jenson ... Don Dawson
Parker Posey ... Darla
Matthew McConaughey ... Wooderson
Ben Affleck ... O'Bannion
Michelle Burke ... Jodi Kramer
Cole Hauser ... Benny
Jason Smith ... Melvin
Nicky Katt ... Clint
Deena Martin ... Shavonne
John L. Martin ... 2nd Cop
Diane Perella ... Sabrina's Mom
Don Phillips
Zack Taylor ... 1st Geek
Christine Harnos ... Kaye
Esteban Powell ... Carl
Kim Krizan ... Ms. Stroud
Julius Tennon ... Mr. Payne
Erika Geminder ... Freshman Girl
Zeke Mills ... Old Timer
Fred Lerner ... Guy with Pistol
David Blackwell ... Liquor Store Clerk
Doug Taylor ... 1st Cop
Mona Lee Fultz ... Mitch's Mother
Richard Dillard ... Pickford's Dad
Shawn Andrews ... Kevin Pickford
183 4/4
Dead Man Walking 
AMG SYNOPSIS: Tim Robbins' second directorial effort (after the political satire Bob Roberts) was this drama based on a true story, which explores the issue of capital punishment. Sister Helen Prejean (Susan Sarandon) is a nun and teacher living in rural Louisiana. One day, she receives a letter from Matthew Poncelet (Sean Penn), who is scheduled to be executed soon for the rape and murder of two teenagers. After meeting Matthew, Sister Helen agrees to serve as spiritual counselor and see what she can do to stay the execution. However, Matthew's claims of innocence seem shaky at best, and it's clear he's a reprehensible, amoral racist. When it becomes obvious that Matthew's sentence will be carried out, Sister Helen offers what comfort she can to Matthew, but also tries to guide him to an open admission of the extent of his crimes and an acceptance of divine forgiveness, telling him "I want the last face you see to be the face of love." Susan Sarandon won an Oscar for her performance as Sister Prejean, and Sean Penn was similarly nominated for Best Actor as Matthew. -- Mark Deming

Moods : Food for Thought
Themes : Death Row | Members of the Clergy | Redemption
Keywords : capital-punishment, death-row, killer, counselor, death-penalty, execution, nun
Attributes : High Artistic Quality
Drama, Prison Film, Religious Drama 
Susan Sarandon ... Sister Helen Prejean
Sean Penn ... Mathew Poncelet
Robert Prosky ... Hilton Barber
Raymond J. Barry ... Earl Delacroix
R. Lee Ermey ... Clyde Percy
Celia Weston ... Mary Beth Percy
Lois Smith ... Helen's Mother
Roberta Maxwell ... Lucille Poncelet
Margo Martindale ... Sister Colleen
Barton Heyman ... Captain Beliveau
Steve Boles ... Sgt. Neal Trapp
Nesbitt Blaisdell ... Warden Hartman
Ray Aranha ... Luis Montoya
Larry Pine ... Guy Gilardi
Kevin Cooney ... Governor Benedict
Clancy Brown ... State Trooper
Adele Robbins ... Nurse
Michael Cullen ... Carl Vitello
Jack Black ... Craig Poncelet
Steve Carlisle ... Helen's Brother
Amy Long ... Opossum Kid #3
Sally Ann Roberts ... Reporter #2
Alec Gifford ... Reporter #3
Mike Longman ... News Anchor
Lenore Banks ... Parent #4
Adam Nelson ... Guard #4
Pamela Garmon ... Mirabeau
Scott Sowers ... Guard #2
Peter Sarsgaard ... Walter Delacroix
184 3/4
Dead Poets Society 
AMG SYNOPSIS: Robin Williams toned down his usually manic comic approach in this successful period drama. In 1959, the Welton Academy is a staid but well-respected prep school where education is a pragmatic and rather dull affair. Several of the students, however, have their thoughts on the learning process (and life itself) changed when a new teacher comes to the school. John Keating (Williams) is an unconventional educator who tears chapters of his textbooks and asks his students to stand on their desks to see the world from a new angle. Keating introduces his students to poetry, and his free-thinking attitude and the liberating philosophies of the authors he introduces to his class have a profound effect on his students, especially Todd (Ethan Hawke), who would like to be a writer; Neil ( Robert Sean Leonard), who dreams of being an actor, despite the objections of his father; Knox (Josh Charles), a hopeless romantic; Steven (Allelon Ruggiero), an intellectual who learns to use his heart as well as his head; Charlie (Gale Hansen), who begins to lose his blasé attitude; unconventional Gerard (James Waterston); and practical Richard (Dylan Kussman). Keating urges his students to seize the day and live their lives boldly; but when this philosophy leads to an unexpected tragedy, headmaster Mr. Nolan (Norman Lloyd) fires Keating, and his students leap to his defense. Dead Poets Society was nominated for four Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Actor for Williams; it won one, for Tom Schulman's original screenplay. -- Mark Deming

Moods : Triumph of the Spirit
Themes : Teachers and Students | Boarding School Life | Mentors | Teen Angst | Suicide
Keywords : against-the-system, poet, teacher, boys'-school, charisma, coming-of-age, education, friendship, generation-gap, one-against-odds, school, student, suicide, suicide-attempt, teenagers
Attributes : High Production Values
Drama, Coming-of-Age, Teen Movie, Ensemble Film 
Robin Williams ... John Keating
Robert Sean Leonard ... Neil Perry
Ethan Hawke ... Todd Anderson
Josh Charles ... Knox Overstreet
Gale Hansen ... Charlie Dalton
Dylan Kussman ... Richard Cameron
Allelon Ruggiero ... Steven Meeks
James Waterston ... Gerard Pitts
Norman Lloyd ... Mr. Nolan
Kurtwood Smith ... Mr. Perry
Carla Belver ... Mrs. Perry
Leon Pownall ... McAllister
Howard Feuer
George Martin ... Dr. Hager
Joe Aufiery ... Chemistry Teacher
Kevin Cooney ... Joe Danburry
Jane Moore ... Mrs. Danburry
Lara Flynn Boyle ... Ginny Danburry
Alexandra Powers ... Chris Noel
Melora Walters ... Gloria
Alan Pottinger ... Bubba
John Cunningham ... Mr. Anderson
Debra Mooney ... Mrs. Anderson
Charles N. Lord ... Mr. Dalton
185 3/4
AMG SYNOPSIS: In this irreverent spin on the superhero genre, mercenary Wade Wilson (Ryan Reynolds) agrees to participate in a top-secret experiment after learning that he has terminal cancer. When the procedure leaves him with advanced healing powers and a disfigured face, he reinvents himself as a wisecracking, spandex-clad antihero known as Deadpool, and seeks revenge on those responsible. Morena Baccarin, Ed Skrein, T.J. Miller, and Gina Carano co-star. Directed by Tim Miller. -- Jack Rodgers

Moods : Adrenaline Rush | Comedy on the Edge
Themes : Misfits and Outsiders | Unlikely Heroes | Vigilantes
Keywords : anti-hero, comedian, humor, mercenary, Superhero
Action, Black Comedy, Superhero Film 
Ryan Reynolds ... Wade Wilson/Deadpool
Morena Baccarin ... Vanessa Carlysle / Copycat
Ed Skrein ... Ajax
T.J. Miller ... Weasel
Gina Carano ... Angel Dust
Brianna Hildebrand ... Ellie Phimister / Negasonic Teenage Warhead
Karan Soni ... Dopinder
Michael Benyaer ... Warlord
Stefan Kapicic ... Voice of Colossus
Style Dayne ... Jeremy (Pizza Guy)
Kyle Cassie ... Gavin Merchant
Taylor Hickson ... Meghan Orlovsky
Ayzee ... Teen Girl #1
Naika Toussaint ... Teen Girl #2
Randal Reeder ... Buck
Isaac C. Singleton, Jr. ... Boothe
Justyn Shippelt ... Arcade Ticket Taker
Donna Yamamoto ... Oncologist
Jed Rees ... Recruiter
Hugh Scott ... David Cunningham
Cindy Piper ... Chinatown Merchant
Emily Haine ... Whisper Girlfriend
Amir Aatash ... Whisper Boyfriend
Chad Riley ... Pool Hall Goon
Paul Belsito ... Fight Club Boss
Darcey Johnson ... Garbage Truck Driver
Leslie Uggams ... Blind Al
Stan Lee ... Strip Club DJ
Rachel Shaw ... Strip Club Worker
Paul Lazenby ... Flight Deck Guard
Rob Hayter ... Bob
1166 3/4
Deadpool 2 
AMG SYNOPSIS: In this sequel, irreverent warrior Deadpool (Ryan Reynolds) recruits mutant fighters Domino (Zazie Beetz), Bedlam (Terry Crews), and Shatterstar (Lewis Tan) to form an alliance he names the X-Force. Their mission is to protect a teenage boy from the wrath of the forceful Cable (Josh Brolin). Morena Baccarin, Brianna Hildebrand and Bill Skarsgård also star. Directed by David Leitch. --

Moods : Comedy on the Edge
Themes : Hotshots | Righting the Wronged
Keywords : crime, crime-prevention, film, jokes, police, vigilante, wisecracker
Action, Action Comedy 
Ryan Reynolds ... Wade/Deadpool
Josh Brolin ... Nathan Summers / Cable
Morena Baccarin ... Vanessa
T.J. Miller ... Wesel
Brianna Hildebrand ... Negasonic Teenage Warhead
Jack Kesy
Bill Skarsgård ... Zeitgest
Terry Crews ... Bedlam
Rob Delaney ... Peter
Eddie Marsan
Leslie Uggams ... Blind Al
Stefan Kapicic ... Colossus
Karan Soni ... Dopinder
Scott Vickaryous ... Thug
Lisa Bunting ... Child Protection Worker
Thayr Harris ... Meth Boss
Paul Wu ... Triad Boss
Gerry South ... Tree Trimmer 2
1140 0/4
The Death of Superman 
AMG SYNOPSIS: When a monstrous beast named Doomsday crash lands on Earth and lays waste to everything and everyone in its path, the Justice League engage in their toughest battle yet. With the rest of his team severely injured it's up to the Man of Steel\ to take down the monster at all costs. Directed by Jake Castorena. --

Keywords : alien [not human], battle [war], Superhero, beast, rescue
186 1/4
Death Race 
AMG SYNOPSIS: The Transporter star Jason Statham takes the wheel in director Paul W.S. Anderson's remake of the Roger Corman classic about a hyper-violent cross-country race that breaks all of the traditional rules of the road. The time is the not-so-distant future, and as America's prisons begin overflowing with violent criminals, the powers that be devise a grisly game that will free up space in the cells and entertain the masses at the same time. Jensen Ames (Statham) is a three-time speedway champion with a dark past. A survival expert and ex-con whose sordid history comes back to haunt him when he is framed for a murder he didn't commit, Ames is forced to choose between donning the metallic mask of a mythical racer known as Frankenstein or languishing away on Terminal Island -- America's most notorious penitentiary. Over the course of the next three days, this unlikely champion will get behind the wheel of a nightmare machine outfitted with machine guns, grenade launchers, and flamethrowers in a desperate attempt to outrun some of the most violent criminals ever imprisoned. Should Ames be the first to cross the checkered flag, he will win his freedom; should he come in second, however, death would be preferable to a grim future in a cramped concrete cell. Co-stars include Joan Allen, Ian McShane, Natalie Martinez, and Tyrese Gibson, who takes over the role of Machine Gun Joe, made famous by Sylvester Stallone in the original. -- Jason Buchanan

Moods : Adrenaline Rush | Tough Guys
Themes : Car Racing | Future Dystopias
Keywords : race [competition], frame-up, auto-racing, cross-country, ex-convict, prison
Science Fiction, Sci-Fi Action 
Jason Statham ... Jensen Ames/Frankenstein
Tyrese Gibson ... Machine Gun Joe
Ian McShane ... Coach
Joan Allen ... Hennessey
Natalie Martinez ... Case
Max Ryan ... Pachenko
Jason Clarke ... Ulrich
Jacob Vargas ... Gunner
Justin Mader ... Travis Colt
Robin Shou ... 14K
Janaya Stephens ... Suzy
1129 1/4
Death Wish 
AMG SYNOPSIS: Dr. Paul Kersey (Bruce Willis) is devastated when his wife (Elisabeth Shue) is killed and his daughter (Camila Morrone) is brutally attacked during a home invasion, and he decides to seek revenge on their assailants when the police prove unable to help. Kersey soon transforms himself into an armed vigilante who prowls the streets of his city, dividing the public as to whether he's a force for good or merely an unhinged killer. Eli Roth directed this remake of the 1974 film starring Charles Bronson. Vincent D'Onofrio co-stars. --

Keywords : chase, criminal-justice, death-in-family, revenge, robbery, violence
Action, Thriller 
Bruce Willis ... Paul Kersey
Vincent D'Onofrio ... Frank Kersey
Elisabeth Shue ... Lucy Kersey
Dean Norris ... Detective Rains
Kimberly Elise ... Detective Jackson
Beau Knapp ... Knox
Len Cariou ... Ben
Jack Kesy ... The Fish
Ronnie Gene Blevins ... Joe
Kirby Bliss Blanton ... Bethany
Andreas Apergis ... Belligerent Dad
Ian Matthews ... Ponytail
Wendy Crewson ... Dr. Jill Klavens
Jason Cavalier ... Officer McCord
Luis Oliva ... Miguel
Kwasi Songui ... Police Reception
Dawn Ford ... Nurse with ER Attending Surgeon
Moe Jeudy-Lamour ... Ice Cream Man
Lee Villeneuve ... Loyal Killer
Gouchy Boy ... Security Guard
Jodie Resther ... Nurse Rachel
Lydia Zadel ... Nurse Lydia
Yardly Kavanagh ... Nurse Judy
Robert Harrison ... Paramedic
Robert Ozores ... Trebol
Stephen McHattie ... Chief of Detectives
William Gines ... Punk Leader
Enrique Guzman ... Punk #2
Alain Chanoine ... Well-Dressed Man
Mike Chute ... Carjackers
843 3/4
Deepwater Horizon 
AMG SYNOPSIS: Lone Survivor director Peter Berg helmed this docudrama about the Deepwater Horizon disaster, the 2010 oil-rig explosion in the Gulf of Mexico that resulted in the largest offshore oil spill in U.S. history. The film depicts the challenges that Mike Williams (Mark Wahlberg) and the rest of the rig's crew faced as they fought for survival. Kate Hudson, Kurt Russell, and John Malkovich co-star. -- Daniel Gelb

Moods : Adrenaline Rush
Themes : Daring Rescues | Disasters at Sea | Forces of Nature | Race Against Time | Terror in the Water
Keywords : courage, disaster, gulf, Mexico, oil-spill
Action, Drama, Disaster Film, Docudrama 
Mark Wahlberg ... Mike Williams
Kurt Russell ... Jimmy Harrell
John Malkovich ... Vidrine
Gina Rodriguez ... Andrea Fleytas
Dylan O'Brien ... Caleb Holloway
Kate Hudson ... Felicia
Douglas M. Griffin ... Landry
James DuMont ... O'Bryan
Joe Chrest ... Sims
Brad Leland ... Ka;uza
J.D. Evermore ... Dewey A. Revette
Ethan Suplee ... Jason Anderson
Jason Kirkpatrick ... Aaron Dale Burkeen
Jonathan Angel ... Gordon Jones
Bill McMullen ... Halliburton Rep
Peter Berg ... Mr. Skip
Juston Street ... Anthony Gervasio
Chris Ashworth ... Coast Guard Officer #1
Mustafa Harris ... Bankston Crewman/Medic
Henry Frost ... Shane M. Roshto
Terry Milam ... Keith Blair Manuel
Garrett Kruithof ... Karl Kleppinger Jr.
Deneen Tyler ... Paula Walker
Jim Klock ... Sacred Crew Member
Garrett Hines ... Wyman Wheeler
Robert Steinberg ... BP Rep
Trace Adkins ... Massive Man
Kurt Peterson ... Rescue Swimmer
Cedric Gervais ... Frenchman/Schlumberger #2
Saundra Santiago ... Worried Mother
Scott Campbell ... BP Escort
Mark Schotz ... Cowboy
Tracy Mann ... Bankston Survivor #2
Fred North ... Helicopter Pilot
187 3/4
AMG SYNOPSIS: Inspired by a true story, director Edward Zwick's epic World War II drama Defiance tells the tale of three Jewish Eastern European brothers (Daniel Craig, Liev Schreiber, and Jamie Bell) who narrowly escape certain death at the hands of the Nazis, subsequently vowing to avenge the deaths of their loves ones by launching a desperate battle against the forces that seek to exterminate their entire race. The year is 1941, and the setting is Nazi-occupied Belarus. The Final Solution is in full effect, and the Jews of Eastern Europe are being slaughtered wholesale. Tuvia (Craig), Zus (Schreiber), and Asael (Bell) have miraculously managed to escape into the dense surrounding forest. Having played in these woods since childhood, the brothers have a distinct advantage over their adversaries, and soon decide that simply surviving is not enough. In order to make a difference, they must take action, but in order to take action they will need support. As whispers of their bravery take wind, others like them appear determined to lay their lives on the line for the cause of freedom. Tuvia has become the de facto leader of the group, but he's still somewhat reluctant to take on such a heavy responsibility and his brother Zus expresses concern that his idealistic plan will ultimately bring about the group's downfall. With winter setting in, everyone works to create a functioning community that will help them endure the frigid months that lie ahead, and Asael reluctantly finds himself caught in the crossfire of his older siblings' rivalry. Is it possible to keep faith alive in a time when the world seems devoid of humanity and survival becomes a way of life? -- Jason Buchanan

Moods : Triumph of the Spirit
Themes : Life Under Occupation | Crimes Against Humanity | Sibling Relationships
Keywords : brother, Jewish, resistance-fighters, Holocaust, Poland, forest, Nazi
War, Resistance Film, War Drama 
Daniel Craig ... Tuvia Bielski
Liev Schreiber ... Zus Bielski
Jamie Bell ... Asael Bielski
Alexa Davalos ... Lilka Ticktin
Alan Corduner ... Shimon Haretz
Mark Feuerstein ... Isaac Malbin
Tomas Arana ... Ben Zion Gulkowitz
Jodhi May ... Tamara Skidelsky
Kate Fahy ... Riva Reich
Iddo Goldberg ... Yitzhak Shulman
Iben Hjejle ... Bella
Martin Hancock ... Peretz Shorshaty
Ravil Isyanov ... Viktor Panchenko
Jacek Koman ... Konstanty "Koscik" Kozlowski
George MacKay ... Aron Bielski
Sam Spruell ... Arkady Lubczanski
Mia Wasikowska ... Chaya Dziencielsky
Mark Margolis ... Jewish Elder
Markus von Lingen ... German SS Scout
188 1/4
Déjà Vu 
AMG SYNOPSIS: Adrenaline-loving director Tony Scott teams with iconic action producer Jerry Bruckheimer for this high-flung sci-fi action thriller concerning a New Orleans-based maverick ATF agent named Doug Carlin (Denzel Washington) who is brought in on a top-secret government program to catch the terrorist (Jim Caviezel) responsible for a ferry bombing that kills hundreds. Able to do what most law enforcement officers only dream of, Carlin is now able to look back in time at the perpetrator's movements, and at the life of the innocent woman whose death would set the events into motion. Carlin's instincts tell him that something is amiss, however, and while the government agent who tapped him for the job (Val Kilmer) and the team of ultra-cool scientists who run the project (Adam Goldberg, Erika Alexander) tell him one story about the quantum physics behind this marvel of technology, the hotshot agent suspects that there is a greater power at their fingertips -- one that might not just solve the crime at hand, but prevent it. -- Jason Buchanan

Moods : Spellbinders
Themes : Race Against Time | Terrorism | Time Travel | Technology Run Amok
Keywords : ferry, quantum-physics, terrorist-attack, time-travel
Thriller, Paranoid Thriller, Sci-Fi Action 
Denzel Washington ... Doug Carlin
Paula Patton ... Claire Kuchever
Val Kilmer ... Agent Pryzwarra
James Caviezel ... Carroll Oerstadt
Adam Goldberg ... Denny
Elden Henson ... Gunnars
Erika Alexander ... Shanti
Bruce Greenwood ... Jack McCready
Rich Hutchman ... Agent Stalhuth
Matt Craven ... Minuti
Elle Fanning ... Abbey
Brian Howe ... Medical Examiner
Mark Phinney ... Agent Donnelly
Shondrella Avery ... Kathy - Secretary
Dane Rhodes ... Ferry Captain
Clay Steakley ... Ferry Worker
Lorry Houston ... Cop at Disaster
Polly Craig ... Elderly Woman at Disaster
Ted Manson ... Crying Man at Disaster
Yvonne Landry ... Shellshocked Woman
Brian F. Durkin ... National Guard Officer
Kenneth Lee ... Priest
Ron Flagge ... Mayor
Scott Alan Smith ... Trauma Doctor
Nadia Shazana ... Trauma Nurse
Lew Temple ... Paramedic
Charlie Hirsch ... Paramedic
Justin Colvin ... Sailor
Brandi Coleman ... Sailor
J. Todd Smith ... Sailor
Jerrod Paige ... Sailor
John Will Clay ... Sailor
Bart Hansard ... Ed Elkins
Scott Klace ... Police Lieutenant #1
Andy Umberger ... NTSB Investigator
Patt Noday ... News Reporter
Ritchie Montgomery ... Agent #1
Maureen Brennan ... Harbor Cop
Randy Austin ... Harbor Cop
J.W. Williams ... Harbor Cop
Rio Hackford ... Beth's Boyfriend
Gary Grubbs ... Police Lieutenant #2
Bill Ladd ... Coast Guardsman
Lara Grice ... Reporter
Michael Arata ... Reporter
Sylvia Jefferies ... Reporter
Julia LaShae ... Eyewitness/Survivor
Douglas M. Griffin ... Dock Worker
Margaret Lawhon ... Channel 8 Reporter
Roy McCrerey ... National Guardsman at Disaster
David Jensen ... Ferry Official
James Huang ... ATF Agent
Ann Turkel ... Technician
Nolan North ... Voice of Ex-Fiance
919 3/4
AMG SYNOPSIS: After accusing fellow historian David Irving (Timothy Spall) of being a Holocaust denier, Deborah Lipstadt (Rachel Weisz) is sued for libel and forced to provide proof of her claims in court. Tom Wilkinson co-stars as her lawyer, Richard Rampton. Mick Jackson directed this docudrama, with David Hare penning the screenplay based on Lipstadt's 2005 account of the trial. -- Daniel Gelb

Moods : Only Human | Triumph of the Spirit
Themes : Crimes Against Humanity | Lawyers | Social Injustice | Whistleblowers
Keywords : court [law], denial, Holocaust, lawyer, libel, trial [courtroom]
Drama, Courtroom Drama, Message Movie 
Rachel Weisz ... Deborah Lipstadt
Tom Wilkinson ... Richard Rampton
Timothy Spall ... David Irving
Andrew Scott ... Anthony Julius
Mark Gatiss ... Professor Robert Jan van der Pelt
Jack Lowden ... James Libson
Caren Pistorius ... Laura Tyler
Alex Jennings ... Sir Charles Gray
Harriet Walter ... Vera Reich
John Sessions ... Prof. Richard Evans
Nikki Amuka-Bird ... Libby Holbrook
Pip Carter ... Anthony Forbes-Watson
Daniel Cerqueira ... Sam Glass
Elliot Levey ... Roger Levy
Helen Bradbury ... Rachel Levy
Hilton McRae ... Judge John Trench
Andrea Deck ... Leonie
Lachelle Carl ... Gloria
Paul Hunter ... Judge's Clerk
Amanda Lawrence ... Court Usher
Sean Power ... Mitch
Amber Batty ... Kate Kelland
Todd Boyce ... Network Reporter 3
Ian Bartholomew ... TV Historian
189 2/4
AMG SYNOPSIS: A clandestine love affair may claim a terrible price from two desperate people in this psychological thriller. Charles Schine (Clive Owen) is an advertising executive who is married to Deanna (Melissa George) and has a young diabetic daughter whose third kidney operation has just failed. Charles' life turns a most unexpected corner when he meets Lucinda Harris (Jennifer Aniston) on a commuter train. Lucinda, who is also married with a daughter, keeps bumping into Charles on the train, and they strike up a friendship that soon grows into something deeper. Eventually Charles and Lucinda meet for lunch, then dinner, then check into a posh hotel, but the consequences turn out to be greater than they imagined; the dangerous criminal Philippe LaRoche (Vincent Cassel) breaks into the couple's hotel room, beats Charles nearly unconscious, and rapes Lucinda. The problem doesn't end there, however; LaRoche soon unveils both his certainty that the couple avoided calling the police, and -- more troublingly -- his possession of Charles' personal information. When he makes the ill-advised attempt to blackmail the couple, Charles turns to a rough-cut friend from his workplace, who offers to help out -- for a small commission.Derailed was the first American project for Swedish filmmaker Mikael Håfström. -- Mark Deming

Moods : Slow Burn
Themes : Blackmail | Infidelity | Rape & Sexual Abuse
Keywords : advertising-executive, blackmail, commuter, daughter, extramarital-affair, marriage, train [locomotive]
Thriller, Psychological Thriller, Erotic Thriller 
Clive Owen ... Charles Schine
Jennifer Aniston ... Lucinda Harris
Vincent Cassel ... Philippe LaRoche
Melissa George ... Deanna Schine
Giancarlo Esposito ... Det. Church
David Morrissey ... Sam Griffin
Georgina Chapman ... Candy
Denis O'Hare ... Jerry the Lawyer
Tom Conti ... Elliot Firth
Xzibit ... Dexter
190 2/4
Despicable Me 
AMG SYNOPSIS: A mysterious criminal mastermind has stolen one of the pyramids in Egypt, sparking a fit of jealous envy in evil genius Gru (Steve Carell), who hasn't managed to make headlines since he and his minions swiped the Times Square JumboTron years back. Ever since Gru was a little boy, he dreamed of going to the moon. Now, if Gru can just build a rocket and get his hands on a powerful shrink-ray, he can cement his reputation as the greatest thief who ever lived by stealing the Earth's satellite right out of the sky. But immediately after Gru heists the shrink-ray, the cunning super-nerd Vector (Jason Segel) swoops in and snatches it right out of his hands. Now, in order to claim the moon, Gru must first reacquire the weapon from Vector. Armed with the knowledge that his nemesis has a mean sweet tooth, Gru adopts cookie-selling orphans Margo (Miranda Cosgrove), Agnes (Elsie Fisher), and Edith (Dana Gaier) and commissions a new line of cookie robots from the evil Dr. Nefario (Russell Brand), his personal weapons specialist. But as Gru and his diminutive yellow minions prepare to carry out the biggest heist in history, something strange happens. Gru discovers that the three little girls who have come into his life are much more than simple pawns. They actually seem to care about Gru, and it turns out the scheming evildoer makes a pretty good father. When Gru realizes that his upcoming moon mission clashes with a ballet performance by the girls, he must decide what's more important -- being a present parent or cementing his nefarious reputation once and for all. -- Jason Buchanan

Moods : Just for Fun
Themes : Unlikely Heroes | Adoption
Keywords : criminal, mastermind, moon, orphan
Children's/Family, Comedy, Family-Oriented Adventure, Superhero Film 
Steve Carell ... Gru
Jason Segel ... Vector
Russell Brand ... Dr. Nefario
Julie Andrews ... Gru's Mom
Will Arnett ... Mr. Perkins
Kristen Wiig ... Miss Hattie
Miranda Cosgrove ... Margo
Dana Gaier ... Edith
Elsie Fisher ... Agnes
Pierre Coffin ... Tim/Bob/Mark/Phil/Stuart the Minions
Chris Renaud ... Dave the Minion
Jemaine Clement ... Jerry the Minion
Jack McBrayer ... Carnival Barker/Tourist Dad
Danny McBride ... Fred McDade
Mindy Kaling ... Tourist Mom
Rob Huebel ... Anchorman
Ken Daurio ... Egyptian Guard
Ken Jeong ... Talk Show Host
191 2/4
Despicable Me 2 
AMG SYNOPSIS: Once upon a time, Gru (voice of Steve Carrell) dreamt of stealing the moon - these days he's a single adoptive father of three precocious girls. Having given up his spectacular life of crime, Gru now aims to produce a delicious new line of jams with the help of his tiny minions and his old pal Dr. Nefario (voice of Russell Brand). Feeling unfulfilled in his newfound role as a jam-maker, Dr. Nefario announces that he will be departing for more evil pastures just as Gru is approached by the Anti-Villain League to capture the mysterious culprit who just stole a top-secret research lab filled with PX 41 -- an experimental serum with the strength to transform harmless animals into ravenous monsters. The AVL is certain that the culprit is covering his tracks by posing as a small business owner at a local mall, and assign their best agent Lucy (Kristen Wiig) to aid Gru in identifying him. Meanwhile, Gru's oldest adopted daughter Margo (voice of Miranda Cosgrove) falls for rebellious teen Antonio (voice of Moises Arias), the leather-jacketed son of boisterous Mexican cantina owner Eduardo (voice of Benjamin Bratt). Now, with Gru's paternal instincts kicking into full gear just as a dastardly plot begins to unfold, the devoted new father must divide his time between saving the world from an enigmatic super-villain, and saving Miranda from total heartbreak. All the while, a suitable mother for the girls may have been standing right under Gru's pointy nose the entire time. -- Perry Seibert

Themes : Unlikely Heroes
Keywords : villain
Children's/Family, Comedy, Family-Oriented Comedy, Superhero Film 
Steve Carell ... Gru
Kristen Wiig ... Lucy
Benjamin Bratt ... Eduardo/El Macho
Miranda Cosgrove ... Margo
Russell Brand ... Dr. Nefario
Ken Jeong ... Floyd
Steve Coogan ... Silas
Elsie Fisher ... Agnes
Dana Gaier ... Edith
Moisés Arias ... Antonio
Nasim Pedrad ... Jillian
Kristen Schaal ... Shannon
Pierre Coffin ... Kevin the Minion, Bob the Minion, Stuart the Minion, Additional Minions, Evil Minions
Chris Renaud ... Additional Minions, Evil Minions, Italian Waiter
Nickolai Stoilov ... Arctic Lab Guards
Vanessa Bayer ... Flight Attendant
1146 3/4
AMG SYNOPSIS: Director Kathryn Bigelow (The Hurt Locker, Zero Dark Thirty) and screenwriter Mark Boal reteam for this docudrama about the Detroit race riots of July 1967, which engulfed the city for five days after the public were outraged by the brutality of a police raid on an unlicensed bar. The film eventually zeros in on one particular incident at the Algiers Motel, where a group of black men and white women were terrorized (and some killed) by police officers. John Boyega, Will Poulter, Algee Smith, Jacob Latimore, Anthony Mackie, Jason Mitchell, Jack Reynor, Hannah Murray, Kaitlyn Dever, and John Krasinski star. --

Moods : Food for Thought
Themes : Inner City Blues | Police Corruption | Race Relations | Scandals and Cover-Ups
Keywords : evidence-false, oppression, race-relations, racism, racist, riot [uprising], urban-problems
Attributes : High Production Values
Drama, Historical Film, Crime Drama, Police Drama, Urban Drama 
John Boyega ... Dismukes
Will Poulter ... Krauss
Jacob Latimore ... Fred
John Krasinski ... Attorney Auerbach
Anthony Mackie ... Greene
Jason Mitchell ... Carl
Jack Reynor ... Demens
Kaitlyn Dever ... Karen
Hannah Murray ... Julie
Ben O'Toole ... Flynn
Ephraim Sykes ... Jimmy
Leon Thomas III ... Darryl
Malcolm David Kelley ... Michael
Gbenga Akinnagbe ... Aubrey Pollard, Sr.
Chris Chalk ... Officer Frank
Jeremy Strong ... Attorney Lang
Laz Alonso ... Congressman Conyers
Amari Cheatom ... Undercover Cop
Tyler James Williams ... Leon
Barton Bund ... Desk Sergeant
Dennis Staroselsky ... Detective Jones
Karen Pittman ... Dismuke's Mother
Samira Wiley ... Vanessa
Ricardo Pitts-Wiley ... Spencer
Will Bouvier ... National Guardsman Matthew
Bates Wilder ... State Police Sergeant
David Adam Flannery ... Police Officer David
Timothy John Smith ... Foreman Pete
Lizan Mitchell ... Ma Pollard
Jeff Avigian ... Police Officer #4
Chris Coy ... Detective Thomas
Ato Blankson-Wood ... Eddie
Glenn Fitzgerald ... Homicide Detective Anderson
Alexander Cook ... Head Juror
Frank Wood ... Judge Demascio
Gary Wilmes ... Reporter at Court
Russell Jones ... Choir Master
Edward Arrendell ... Choir Member
193 2/4
The Devil Wears Prada 
AMG SYNOPSIS: Lauren Weisberger's best-selling novel about a young woman who stumbles into the hectic worlds of high fashion and publishing comes to the big screen in this comedy. Andrea "Andy" Sachs (Anne Hathaway) is a bright young woman from the Midwest who has just graduated from college and wants to work as a magazine writer. Andy has applied for a job at "Runway," America's most prestigious fashion journal; though Andy has little to no interest in the garment trade, they are one of the only magazines in New York with a job opening -- second assistant to editor Miranda Priestly (Meryl Streep). As Andy quickly learns, Miranda is a diva with plenty of power within the magazine business and she isn't afraid to use it, and though Andy lands the job (primarily by being in the right place at the right time), she soon learns that working for Miranda could test the patience of a saint thanks to her endless demands and refusal to acknowledge the end of a work day. Andy struggles to hold on to the job and her sanity, knowing that a recommendation from Miranda can open nearly any door at any magazine, but can she handle the pressure without losing her mind along the way? The Devil Wears Prada also stars Stanley Tucci, Emily Blunt, and Adrian Grenier. -- Mark Deming

Moods : Estrogen Shot
Themes : Boss from Hell | Big Break | Fashion World | Office Politics | Women's Friendship | Fish Out of Water
Keywords : assistant, career, editor, fashion-industry, integrity, magazine
Comedy Drama, Workplace Comedy, Urban Comedy 
Meryl Streep ... Miranda Priestly
Anne Hathaway ... Andy Sachs
Emily Blunt ... Emily
Stanley Tucci ... Nigel
Adrian Grenier ... Nate
Tracie Thoms ... Lilly
Rich Sommer ... Doug
Simon Baker ... Christian Thompson
Daniel Sunjata ... James Holt
Jimena Hoyos ... Lucia
Rebecca Mader ... Jocelyn
Tibor Feldman ... Irv Ravitz
Stephanie Szostak ... Jaqueline Follet
David Marshall Grant ... Richard Barnes
James Naughton ... Stephen
Colleen Dengel ... Caroline
Suzanne Dengel ... Cassidy
Eric Seltzer ... Roy
Davide Callegati ... Massimo
Alexie Gilmore ... Clacker #1
Alyssa Sutherland ... Clacker #2
Ines Rivero ... Clacker In Elevator
John Rothman ... Editor
L.J. Ganser ... Marty
George C. Wolfe ... Paul
Gisele Bündchen ... Serena The Talking Clacker
Paul Keany ... St. Regis Butler
Rori Cannon ... Girl At Party
Stan Newman ... John Folger
Heidi Klum ... Heidi Klum
Valentino Garavani ... Valentino Garavani
Robert Verdi ... Fashion Reporter
Lindsay Brice ... PR Woman
John Graham ... Book Guy
Wells Dixon ... Henry
Valentino ... Himself
Mamie Gummer ... Barista
192 2/4
The Devil's Advocate 
AMG SYNOPSIS: Supernatural forces hover over the courtroom in this devilish drama adapted from the novel by Andrew Neiderman. Attorney Kevin Lomax (Keanu Reeves) doesn't heed the Bible-based warnings of his mother (Judith Ivey), who views New York City as "the dwelling place of demons." Instead, he leaves Gainesville, Florida, with his wife Mary Ann (Charlize Theron) to put his legalistic skills to the test at a leading Manhattan law firm run by John Milton (Al Pacino). It all goes smoothly -- with Milton urging them to stay, putting Kevin on a $400-per-hour salary, and moving the couple into a luxurious apartment in his own building on Fifth Avenue -- where Mary Ann falls under the influence of neighbor Jackie (Tamara Tunie). After Kevin defends a weird animal sacrificer (Delroy Lindo, uncredited), he moves up to an important case with an apparent murderer, real-estate tycoon Alexander Cullen (Craig T. Nelson). Ignored by Kevin, the troubled Mary Ann has some disturbing experiences, verging on the occult, while Kevin, at work, becomes attracted to redhead Christabella (Connie Neilsen). Dazzled by his entrance into paradise, Kevin doesn't grasp who handed him this Big-Apple success. Could it be...Satan? The film features demonic creatures by Rick Baker. Cameos (Senator Alfonse D'Amato, Don King, others) add to the ambiance of ambition and power in the canyons of Manhattan. -- Bhob Stewart

Themes : Deal With the Devil | Boss from Hell | Ladder to the Top
Keywords : deal-with-the-devil, lawyer, Satan, ambition, life-choices, occult, temptation, wife, courtroom, marital-problems, power, obsession, tycoon
Horror, Supernatural Horror 
Keanu Reeves ... Kevin Lomax
Al Pacino ... John Milton
Charlize Theron ... Mary Ann Lomax
Jeffrey Jones ... Eddie Barzoon
Judith Ivey ... Mrs. Lomax
Monica Keena ... Alessandra Cullen
Connie Nielsen ... Christabella
Craig T. Nelson ... Alexander Cullen
Tamara Tunie ... Jackie Heath
Ruben Santiago-Hudson ... Leamon Heath
Debra Monk ... Pam Garrety
Vyto Ruginis ... Weaver
Laura Harrington ... Melissa Black
Pamela Gray ... Diana Barzoon
Heather Matarazzo ... Barbara
Delroy Lindo ... Santeria Practitioner
Gloria Lynne Henry ... Tiffany
194 4/4
Die Hard 
AMG SYNOPSIS: It's Christmas time in L.A., and there's an employee party in progress on the 30th floor of the Nakatomi Corporation building. The revelry comes to a violent end when the partygoers are taken hostage by a group of terrorists headed by Hans Gruber (Alan Rickman), who plan to steal the 600 million dollars locked in Nakatomi's high-tech safe. In truth, Gruber and his henchmen are only pretending to be politically motivated to throw the authorities off track; also in truth, Gruber has no intention of allowing anyone to get out of the building alive. Meanwhile, New York cop John McClane (Bruce Willis) has come to L.A. to visit his estranged wife, Holly (Bonnie Bedelia), who happens to be one of the hostages. Disregarding the orders of the authorities surrounding the building, McClane, who fears nothing (except heights), takes on the villains, armed with one handgun and plenty of chutzpah. Until Die Hard came along, Bruce Willis was merely that wisecracking guy on Moonlighting. After the film's profits started rolling in, Willis found himself one of the highest-paid and most sought-after leading men in Hollywood. -- Hal Erickson

Moods : Adrenaline Rush | Tough Guys
Themes : Daring Rescues | Hostage Situations | Race Against Time | Rogue Cops | Terrorism | Unlikely Heroes
Keywords : hostage, captor, high-rise, police-negotiator, rescue, marital-problems, one-against-odds, captive, escape, police, terrorism
Attributes : High Budget, High Production Values
Action, Action Thriller 
Bruce Willis ... John McClane
Alan Rickman ... Hans Gruber
Bonnie Bedelia ... Holly Gennero McClane
Reginald VelJohnson ... Sgt. Al Powell
William Atherton ... Thornburg
Paul Gleason ... Dwayne T. Robinson
De'Voreaux White ... Argyle
Hart Bochner ... Ellis
James Shigeta ... Takagi
Robert Davi ... Big Johnson
Grand L. Bush ... Little Johnson
Al Leong ... Uli
Bruno Doyon ... Franco
Andreas Wisniewski ... Tony
Joey Plewa ... Alexander
Lorenzo Caccialanza ... Marco
Gerard Bonn ... Kristoff
Dennis Hayden ... Eddie
Gary Roberts ... Heinrich
Hans Buhringer ... Fritz
Wilhelm von Homburg ... James
Bill Marcus ... City Engineer
Rick Ducommun ... City Worker
Matt Landers ... Capt. Mitchell
Carmine Zozzora ... Rivers
Dustyn Taylor ... Ginny
George Christy ... Hasseldorf
Anthony Peck ... Young Cop
Cheryl Baker ... Woman
Richard Parker ... Man
David Ursin ... Harvey Johnson
Mary Ellen Trainor ... Gail Wallens
Diana James ... Supervisor
Shelley Pogoda ... Dispatcher
Selma Archerd ... Hostage
Rebecca Broussard ... Hostage
Kate Finlayson ... Hostage
Kym Malin ... Hostage
Taylor Fry ... Lucy McClane
Noah Land ... John Jr.
Betty Carvalho ... Paulina
Kip Waldo ... Convenience Store Clerk
Mark Goldstein ... Station Manager
Tracy Reiner ... Thornburg's Assistant
Rick Cicetti ... Guard
Fred Lerner ... Guard
Bill Margolin ... Producer
David Katz ... Soundman
Robert Lesser ... Businessman
Stella Hall ... Stewardess
Terri Lynn Doss ... Girl at Airport
Jon E. Greene ... Boy at Airport
P. Randall Bowers ... Kissing Man
Michele Laybourn ... Girl in Window
195 3/4
Die Hard 2 
AMG SYNOPSIS: "Another basement, another can the same thing happen to the same guy twice?" asks John McClane (Bruce Willis), in what is doubtless the key question of this film. A year after foiling the terrorist takeover of a high-rise office building in the first movie, McClane is waiting to pick up his wife, Holly (Bonnie Bedelia), at Dulles International Airport just outside Washington, D.C., on Christmas Eve. Scheduled to arrive the same evening is Ramon Esperanza (Franco Nero), a South American political figure who is being brought to the United States to stand trial for his role in a drug-smuggling ring. However, a group of terrorists, led by renegade American military officer Col. Stuart (William Sadler), take control of the airport, scuttling radio transmissions and placing their own men in the control tower. Stuart and his men ensure that Esperanza's plane lands safely, and then demand that Stuart and his men be given a fully-fueled 747 and free passage wherever they choose to go. Otherwise, they will guide the many circling jets waiting for landing instructions into definite crash landings, killing the many passengers on board. Not willing to stand aside as terrorists once again threaten his wife's life, the wise-cracking McClane once again leaps into action to foil Stuart's plans and bring the passenger jets safely to the ground. William Atherton, John Amos, Dennis Franz, and John Leguizamo highlight the supporting cast. -- Mark Deming

Moods : Adrenaline Rush | Tough Guys
Themes : Daring Rescues | Rogue Cops | Hostage Situations | Race Against Time | Terrorism | Hijackings
Keywords : air-disaster, airport, one-against-odds, drug-lord, rescue, police, terrorism
Attributes : High Budget, High Production Values
Action, Action Thriller 
Bruce Willis ... John McClane
Bonnie Bedelia ... Holly McClane
William Atherton ... Dick Thornberg
Franco Nero ... Gen. Ramon Esperanza
Dennis Franz ... Carmine Lorenzo
John Amos ... Capt. Grant
Reginald VelJohnson ... Sgt. Al Powell
Art Evans ... Barnes
Fred Dalton Thompson ... Trudeau
Tom Bower ... Marvin
Sheila McCarthy ... Samantha Copeland
Don Harvey ... Garber
Tony Ganios ... Baker, Terrorist
Robert Patrick ... O'Reilly, Terrorist
Michael Cunningham ... Sheldon, Terrorist
John Leguizamo ... Burke, Terrorist
Tom Verica ... Kahn, Terrorist
John Costelloe ... Cochrane, Terrorist
Michael Francis Clarke ... Northeast Plane Pilot
Steve Pershing ... Northeast Plane Copilot
Tom Everett ... Northeast Plane Navigator
Sherry Bilsing ... Northeast Plane Stewardess
Jeanne Bates ... Older Woman
Colm Meaney ... Windsor Plane Pilot
Steffan Gregory Foster ... Windsor Plane Copilot
James Lancaster ... Windsor Plane Navigator
Jackie Burch
Jessica Gardner ... Little Girl
Patrick O'Neal ... Cpl. Telford
Joseph Roth ... Airport Cop
David Willis Sr. ... Tow Truck Driver
Peter Nelson ... Thompson, Terrorist
Ken Baldwin ... Mulkey, Terrorist
Danny Weselis ... Blue Light Team Member
Don Charles McGovern ... Blue Light Team Member
Jeff Langton ... Blue Light Team Member
Danial Donai ... Blue Light Team Member
Dale Jacoby ... Blue Light Team Member
Ben Lemon ... Sergeant
Jason Ross-Azikiwe ... Second Sergeant
Anthony Droz ... Soldier
Amanda Hillwood ... Windsor Plane Stewardess
Felicity Waterman ... Windsor Plane Stewardess
Alan Berger ... Windsor Plane Passenger
Vance Valencia ... Foreign Military Plane Pilot
Gilbert Garcia ... Foreign Military Plane Copilot
Julian Reyes ... Young Corporal
Richard Domeier ... TV Cameraman
David Katz ... TV Soundman
Robert Lipton ... Chopper Pilot
Paul Abascal ... TV Director
John Rubinow ... TV Producer
Bob Braun ... TV Newscaster
Dominique Jennings ... TV Newscaster
Jerry Parrott ... Engineer
Robert Sacchi ... Engineer
Edward Gero ... Engineer
Robert J. Bennett ... Engineer
Jim Hudson ... Engineer
Thomas Tofel ... Engineer
Wynn Irwin ... Engineer
Ken Smolka ... Engineer
Martin Lowery ... Engineer
Dick McGarvin ... Engineer
Stafford Morgan ... Engineer
Nick Angotti ... Engineer
Tom Finnegan ... Engineer
Rande Scott ... Engineer
Robert Costanzo ... Vito Lorenzo
Lauren Letherer ... Rent-A-Car Girl
Connie Lillo-Thieman ... Information Booth Girl
Charles Lanyer ... Justice Man
Bill Smille ... Custodian
Dwayne Hargray ... Luggage Worker
John Cade ... Lobby Cop
Paul Bollen ... Airport Cop
196 2/4
AMG SYNOPSIS: Walt Disney Pictures redefined computer animation with this technically accomplished fantasy of prehistoric life, combining live-action backgrounds with computer-generated animals. After a pterodactyl snatches a dinosaur's egg and accidentally drops it while flying away, the egg is rescued by a family of lemurs, who keep it warm until it hatches. They raise the baby dinosaur, named Aladar, as one of their own, and as he grows to adulthood, Aladar protects the primates that he has come to regard as his family. When a giant meteor appears in the sky, packs of dinosaurs have no idea what to make of the strange fiery light, but Aladar and the lemurs are convinced that they must escape to a safer place before the huge flaming stone destroys their home, leading Aladar to encounter his own kind for the first time. D.B. Sweeney provides the voice of Aladar; other actors in the voice cast include Joan Plowright, Julianna Margulies, Alfre Woodard, and Ossie Davis. -- Mark Deming

Moods : A World of Its Own
Themes : Daring Rescues | Heroic Mission | Survival in the Wilderness
Keywords : animation, comet, community, destruction, dinosaurs, family, prehistoric, struggle
Attributes : High Budget
Children's/Family, Family-Oriented Adventure, Prehistoric Fantasy 
D.B. Sweeney ... Aladar
Alfre Woodard ... Plio
Ossie Davis ... Yar
Max Casella ... Zini
Hayden Panettiere ... Suri
Sam Wright ... Kron
Julianna Margulies ... Neera
Peter Siragusa ... Bruton
Joan Plowright ... Baylene
Della Reese ... Eema
199 2/4
Disney Princess Stories Volume One: A Gift from the Heart 
*** Plot Synopsis by Mark Deming
The heroines of four of Disney's best-loved animated stories -- Belle from Beauty and the Beast, Ariel from The Little Mermaid, Jasmine from Aladdin, and Cinderella -- are featured in this collection of new and previously seen material. Ariel dreams of being able to dance and encounters a fellow mermaid who speaks in sign language, Belle and her Beast exchange presents in a read-along story, Cinderella has to brainstorm for a gift for the king, and Jasmine is traveling with Aladdin when they encounter a land run on the whims of a boy king. The episodes featuring Ariel and Jasmine were originally produced as episodes of Disney-produced television series.
Animation, Family 
197 2/4
Disney's A Christmas Carol 
AMG SYNOPSIS: Robert Zemeckis directs this animated version of the Yuletide classic A Christmas Story. The story centers on Ebenezer Scrooge (Jim Carrey), a penny-pinching miser who cares nothing for the people around him, least of all his hopelessly downtrodden employee Bob Cratchit (Gary Oldman) and infectiously optimistic nephew, Fred (Colin Firth). On Christmas Eve, after a frightening encounter with the ghost of his deceased business partner, Jacob Marley, Scrooge is visited by three spirits -- the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Yet to Come -- who take him on an eye-opening journey to expose the truths he is reluctant to face. -- Perry Seibert

Moods : Fantastic Reality
Themes : Ghosts | Redemption
Keywords : employee, ghost, miser, nephew, Christmas, Christmas-spirit, wealth
Fantasy, Fantasy Adventure, Holiday Film 
Jim Carrey ... Ebenezer Scrooge, Ghost of Christmas Past, Ghost of Christmas Present, Ghost of Christmas Future
Gary Oldman ... Bob Cratchit, Marley, Tiny Tim
Colin Firth ... Fred
Bob Hoskins ... Fezziwig, Old Joe
Cary Elwes ... Portly Gentleman #1, Dick Wilkins, Mad Fiddler, Guest #1, Business Man #1
Fionnula Flanagan ... Mrs. Dilber
Jacquie Barnbrook ... Mrs. Fezziwig, Fred's Sister-in-Law
Ryan Ochoa ... Young Cratchit Boy, Ignorance Boy
Sammi Hanratty ... Young Cratchit Girl, Want Girl
Daryl Sabara ... Peter Cratchit, Undertaker's Apprentice
Lesley Manville ... Mrs. Cratchit
Raymond Ochoa ... Caroline's Child
Matthew Henerson ... Poulterer
Steve Valentine ... Funerary Undertaker, Topper
Julian Holloway ... Fat Cook
Fay Masterson ... Martha Cratchit, Caroline
Callum Blue ... Caroline's Husband
Molly Quinn ... Belinda Cratchit
Julene Renee ... Adult Want
Sonje Fortag ... Fred's Housemaid
198 3/4
Disney's American Legends 
Consists of new narration by James Earl Jones, which is interspersed with the Disney shorts John Henry (2000), Johnny Appleseed (1948), Paul Bunyan (1958), and The Brave Engineer (1950).
Animation, Family, Fantasy 
James Earl Jones
200 4/4
District 9 
AMG SYNOPSIS: Director Neill Blomkamp teams with producer Peter Jackson for this tale of extraterrestrial refugees stuck in contemporary South Africa. It's been 28 years since the aliens made first contact, but there was never any attack from the skies, nor any profound technological revelation capable of advancing our society. Instead, the aliens were treated as refugees. They were the last of their kind, and in order to accommodate them, the government of South Africa set up a makeshift home in District 9 as politicians and world leaders debated how to handle the situation. As the humans begin to grow wary of the unwelcome intruders, a private company called Multi-National United (MNU) is assigned the task of controlling the aliens. But MNU is less interested in the aliens' welfare than attempting to understand how their weaponry works. Should they manage to make that breakthrough, they will receive tremendous profits to fund their research. Unfortunately, the highly advanced weaponry requires alien DNA in order to be activated. When MNU field operative Wikus van der Merwe (Sharlto Copley) is exposed to biotechnology that causes his DNA to mutate, the tensions between the aliens and the humans intensifies. Wikus is the key to unlocking the alien's technology, and he quickly becomes the most wanted man on the planet. Ostracized and isolated, Wikus retreats to District 9 in a desperate bid to shake his dogged pursuers. -- Jason Buchanan

Moods : Fantastic Reality | Food for Thought
Themes : Benign Aliens | Flight of the Innocent
Keywords : Africa, alien [not human], biotechnology, concentration-camp, DNA (Deoxyribonucleic Acid), escape, mutant, refugee-camp, South-Africa, technology, virus, weapons
Science Fiction, Psychological Sci-Fi, Sci-Fi Adventure 
Sharlto Copley ... Wikus van der Merwe
Jason Cope ... Grey Bradnam/UKNR Chief Correspondent, Christopher Johnson
Vanessa Haywood ... Tania Van de Merwe
Mandla Gaduka ... Fundiswa Mhlanga
Kenneth Nkosi ... Thomas
Eugene Khumbanyiwa ... Obesandjo
Louis Minnaar ... Piet Smit
William Allen Young ... Dirk Michaels
Nathalie Boltt ... Sarah Livingstone - Sociologist
Sylvaine Strike ... Dr. Katrina McKenzie
Elizabeth Mkandawie ... Interviewee
John Sumner ... Les Feldman - MIL Engineer
Greg Melvill-Smith ... Interviewer
Nick Blake ... Francois Moraneu - CIV Engineer Team
Jed Brophy ... James Hope - Police Officer
Marian Hooman ... Sandra Van de Merwe
Vittorio Leonardi ... Michael Blomstein - MNU Alien Civil Affairs
Johan van Schoor ... Nicolas Van de Merwe
Stella Steenkamp ... Phyllis Sinderson - MNU Alien Relations
Mampho Brescia ... Reporter
Tim Gordon ... Clive Henderson - Entomologist
Morne Erasmus ... MNU Medic
Anthony Bishop ... Paramedic
David Clatworthy ... Doctor
Mike Huff ... Doctor
Anthony Fridjhon ... MNU Executive
Hlengiwe Madlala ... Sangoma
Siyabonga Radebe ... Obesandjo's Lieutenant
Melt Sieberhagen ... Anton Grobler
Andre Odendaal ... Mike Van Kerland
John Ellis ... MNU Medical Scientest
Louise Saint Claire ... MNU Medical Scientist
Alan Glauber ... MNU Operating Room Doctor
Nicolas Herbstein ... MNU Biolab Technician
Norman Anstey ... MNU Lead Medical Technician
Nick Boraine ... Craig Weldon
Mahendra Raghunath ... SABC Anchor Person
1165 2/4
AMG SYNOPSIS: Salton Sea director D.J. Caruso travels from the shore to the suburbs for this suspenseful tale of a high-school senior who suspects that his neighbor is a notorious serial killer. Kale (Shia LaBeouf) is a high-school senior who has yet to come to terms with the fact that his father is gone, the tragic victim of a fatal accident. As Kale's mother (Carrie-Anne Moss) struggles to pay the bills by picking up extra shifts at work, her son's behavior grows increasingly erratic. When an altercation at school finds Kale placed under court-ordered house arrest, the homebound student teams with newly arrived girl-next-door Ashley (Sarah Roemer) to investigate the suspicious neighbor (David Morse) whom Kale believes to be an elusive and wanted serial killer. Their attentions focused intensely on the man they believe to be a murderous maniac hiding in broad daylight, Kale and Ashley trespass down a dangerous path while attempting to discern whether his suspicions are grounded in fact or just a combination of deep depression and suffocating cabin fever. --

Moods : Nail-biters
Themes : Voyeurs | Amateur Sleuths | High School Life | Serial Killers
Keywords : detention, high-school, serial-killer, neighbor, suspicion
Thriller, Teen Movie, Paranoid Thriller 
Shia LaBeouf ... Kale Brecht
David Morse ... Robert Turner
Sarah Roemer ... Ashley
Viola Davis ... Detective Parker
Carrie-Anne Moss ... Julie, Kate's Mom
Aaron Yoo ... Ronnie
Jose Pablo Cantillo ... Officer Gutierrez
Matt Craven ... Daniel Brecht
Brandon Caruso ... Greenwood Boys
Luciano Rauso ... Greenwood Boys
Daniel Caruso ... Greenwood Boys
Kevin Quinn ... Mr Carlson
Suzanne Rico ... News Anchors
Kent Shocknek ... News Anchors
Rene Rivera ... Señor Gutiérrez
Amanda Walsh ... Minnie Tyco
Charles Carroll ... Judge
Gillian Shure ... Turner's Club Girl
Dominic Daniel ... Policeman
Lisa Tobin ... Big Wheel Mom
201 2/4
AMG SYNOPSIS: In a world where the population is divided into factions by personality types, Tris Prior (Shailene Woodley) is classified as Divergent. When she uncovers a conspiracy to eliminate all Divergents, she teams with the mysterious Four (Theo James) to find out what makes the powers-that-be so frightened of them. Kate Winslet also stars in this action thriller adapted from the novel by Veronica Roth, and directed by Neil Burger (The Illusionist, Limitless). -- Jason Buchanan

Moods : Other Dimensions
Themes : Race Against Time | Conspiracies | Future Dystopias
Keywords : conspiracy, future, mentor, misfit, personality
Action, Action Thriller, Sci-Fi Action 
Shailene Woodley ... Tris Prior
Theo James ... Four
Kate Winslet ... Jeanine Matthews
Ansel Elgort ... Caleb
Ray Stevenson ... Marcus
Miles Teller ... Peter
Zoë Kravitz ... Christina
Christian Madsen ... Al
Amy Newbold ... Molly
Ben Lamb ... Edward
Jai Courtney ... Eric
Mekhi Phifer ... Max
Maggie Q ... Tori
Ashley Judd ... Tris' Mother
Tony Goldwyn ... Andrew
Janet Ulrich Brooks ... Erudite Teacher
Clara Burger ... Little Abnegation Girl
Anthony Fleming, III ... Guard
Ryan Carr ... Dauntless Man
Alex Hashioka ... Erudite Guard
William Blagrove ... Dauntless Patrol Man
Rotimi ... Ezra
Justine Wachsberger ... Lauren
Michael Sherry ... Bullied Abnegation Boy
Lukas Burger ... Jonathan Ziegler
Austin Lyon ... Zipline #1
Renee Puente ... Zipline #2
Lucas Ross ... Zipline #3
Ana Corbi ... Factionless Girl
Eric Kaldor ... Factionless Man #1
Alice Bowden ... Factionless Man #2
Bob Rumnock ... Older Abnegation Man
Elyse Cole ... Ten Year Old Tris
Efe McWorter ... Candor Judge
Christopher Weir ... Candor Lawyer
Doyle Brand ... Candor Witness
Faye Jackson ... Abnegation Woman
Scott Roberts ... Abnegation Man
Sophia Marzocchi ... Candor Attorney #2
202 2/4
Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood 
AMG SYNOPSIS: Screenwriter Callie Khouri makes her directorial debut with this adaptation of a pair of popular novels by author Rebecca Wells, Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood and Little Altars Everywhere. Sandra Bullock stars as Sidda Lee Walker, a New York playwright who opens a can of emotional worms with her estranged, boozy mother, Vivi (Ellen Burstyn), when she discusses her painful childhood and particularly Vivi's less-than-enviable mothering skills in a Time magazine article. The eccentric Louisiana drama queen Vivi has already been barred from her daughter's oft-delayed wedding to her fiancé, Connor (Angus Macfadyen), so the article sends her into a rage. Coming to the rescue of the relationship are Necie (Shirley Knight), Caro (Maggie Smith), and Teensy (Fionnula Flanagan), a trio of bickering women, who, along with Vivi, formed a secret society of feminist empowerment and friendship 60 years earlier that they dubbed the "Ya-Ya Sisterhood." The Ya-Yas kidnap Sidda and bring her home to Louisiana, where they reveal to Sidda via a carefully maintained scrapbook her mother's painful past (with Vivi portrayed in flashback by Ashley Judd), effecting a rapprochement between mother and daughter. Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood also stars James Garner. -- Karl Williams

Moods : Estrogen Shot | Only Human
Themes : Mothers and Daughters | Women's Friendship | Golden Years | Haunted By the Past
Keywords : daughter, Deep-South, estrangement, friendship, mother, parent/child-relationship, secret-society, Southern-belle
Comedy Drama, Americana, Ensemble Film, Family Drama 
Sandra Bullock ... Sidda Lee Walker
Ellen Burstyn ... Vivi Abbott Walker
Ashley Judd ... Younger Vivi Abbott Walker
Fionnula Flanagan ... Teensy
Maggie Smith ... Caro
Cherry Jones ... Buggy
James Garner ... Shep Walker
Angus MacFadyen ... Connor McGill
Allison Bertolino ... Little Sidda Lee Walker
Caitlin Wachs ... Little Vivi Abbott
Jacqueline McKenzie ... Younger Teensy
Katy Selverstone ... Younger Caro
Kiersten Warren ... Younger Necie
Leslie Silva ... Willetta
Matthew Settle ... Jack
Gina McKee ... Genevieve
David Lee Smith ... Younger Shep Walker
Ron Dortch ... Chaney
Frederick Koehler ... Pete Abbott
David Rasche ... Taylor Abbott
Boyd Kestner
Mark Jeffrey Miller ... Lyle
Austin R. Cooper ... Little Shep Jr.
Sarah Huck ... Lulu
Alex Cooper ... Baylor
Alyssa May Gold ... Little Teensy
Mary Katherine Weiss ... Little Caro
Nicki Tschudi ... Little Necie
Deborah Hobart ... Aunt Louise
Clint Lienau ... James Jr.
David Bridgewater ... Dr. Beau Poche
Sarallen ... Older Willetta
Veda Wilson ... Shirley
Mark Joy ... Mr. Whitman
Michael Mattison ... Officer Roscoe Jenkins
Barbara Weetman ... Female Interviewer
Suellen Yates ... Stage Manager
Don Baker ... Confessional Priest
E. Michael Hewett ... Airplane Man
Robert Longstreet ... Pilot
Nina Repeta ... Lady at Gas Station
Michael Moyer ... Pawn Broker
Taj Mahal ... Swing Band Singer
Ursula Burton ... Sister Solange
1109 4/4
Do the Right Thing 
AMG SYNOPSIS: Director Spike Lee dives head-first into a maelstrom of racial and social ills, using as his springboard the hottest day of the year on one block in Brooklyn, NY. Three businesses dominate the block: a storefront radio station, where a smooth-talkin' deejay (Samuel L. Jackson) spins the platters that matter; a convenience store owned by a Korean couple; and Sal's Famous Pizzeria, the only white-operated business in the neighborhood. Sal (Danny Aiello) serves up slices with his two sons, genial Vito (Richard Edson) and angry, racist Pino (John Turturro). Sal has one black employee, Mookie (Spike Lee), who wants to "get paid" but lacks ambition. His sister Jade (Joie Lee, Spike's sister), who has a greater sense of purpose and a "real" job, wants Mookie to start dealing with his responsibilities, most notably his son with girlfriend Tina (Rosie Perez). Two of Mookie's best friends are Radio Raheem (Bill Nunn), a monolith of a man who rarely speaks, preferring to blast Public Enemy's rap song Fight The Power on his massive boom box; and Buggin' Out (Giancarlo Esposito), nicknamed for his coke-bottle glasses and habit of losing his cool. When Buggin' Out notes that Sal's "Wall of Fame," a photo gallery of famous Italian-Americans, includes no people of color, he eventually demands a neighborhood boycott, on a day when tensions are already running high, that incurs tragic consequences. --

Moods : Food for Thought
Themes : Inner City Blues | Race Relations | Interracial/Cross-Cultural Romance
Keywords : boycott, cross-cultural-relations, neighborhood, pizzeria, racism, riot [uprising], slice-of-life, tension, urban-problems, prejudice
Attributes : High Artistic Quality, High Historical Importance
Drama, Urban Drama, Ensemble Film, Message Movie 
Danny Aiello ... Sal
Spike Lee ... Mookie
Richard Edson ... Vito
John Turturro ... Pino
Giancarlo Esposito ... Buggin Out
Rosie Perez ... Tina
Bill Nunn ... Radio Raheem
Ossie Davis ... Da Mayor
Ruby Dee ... Mother Sister
Paul Benjamin ... ML
Frankie R. Faison ... Coconut Sid
Robin Harris ... Sweet Dick Willie
Joie Lee ... Jade
Samuel L. Jackson ... Mister Senor Love Daddy
Martin Lawrence ... Cee
John Savage ... Clifton
Robi Reed
Miguel Sandoval ... Officer Ponte
Rick Aiello ... Officer Long
Roger Guenveur Smith ... Smiley
Steve White ... Ahmad
Leonard Thomas ... Punchy
Christa Rivers ... Ella
Frank Vincent ... Charlie
Luis Ramos ... Stevie
Richard Habersham ... Eddie
Gwen McGee ... Louise
Stephen Park ... Sonny
Ginny Yang ... Kim
Sherwin Park ... Korean Child
Shawn Elliott ... Puerto Rican Ice Man
Diva Osorio ... Carmen
Angel Ramirez ... Stevie's Friends
Nelson Vasquez ... Stevie's Friends
Travell Lee Toulson ... Hector
Joel Nagle ... Sergeant
David Weinberg ... Plain Clothes Detective
Dominic Marcus
Eric Payne
854 2/4
Doctor Strange 
AMG SYNOPSIS: After a car accident leaves him with nerve damage that ends his career as a New York neurosurgeon, Stephen Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) travels to Kathmandu in the hope of finding an otherworldly cure for his injuries. There, a powerful mystic known as the Ancient One (Tilda Swinton) accepts him as her pupil and trains him in the art of sorcery. Eventually, Strange must use his new powers to stop a rival (Mads Mikkelsen) from causing chaos by accessing the Dark Dimension. Rachel McAdams, Chiwetel Ejiofor, and Benedict Wong co-star in this entry in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Directed by Scott Derrickson (Sinister). -- Jack Rodgers

Moods : Adrenaline Rush | Other Dimensions
Themes : Curses and Spells | Fantasy Lands | Heroic Mission | Wizards and Magicians
Keywords : magic, mentor, power, sorcerer, surgeon, tutelage, universe, wizard
Action, Fantasy, Superhero Film 
Benedict Cumberbatch ... Dr. Stephen Strange
Chiwetel Ejiofor ... Baron Mordo
Rachel McAdams ... Christine Palmer
Benedict Wong ... Wong
Mads Mikkelsen ... Kaecilius
Tilda Swinton ... The Ancient One
Michael Stuhlbarg ... Dr. Nicodemus West
Benjamin Bratt ... Jonathan Pangborn
Scott Adkins ... Lucian / Strong Zealot
Zara Phythian ... Brunette Zealot
Alaa Safi ... Tall Zealot
Meera Syal ... Dr. Patel
Amy Landecker ... Dr. Bruner
Eben Young ... Dr. Weiss
Elizabeth Healey ... Concerned Doctor
Guillaume Faure ... Reluctant Surgeon
Pat Kiernan ... Himself
203 2/4
AMG SYNOPSIS: Would you believe that the last living descendent of Jesus Christ is a woman working at an abortion clinic in Illinois? And that she's been sent on a holy mission with two minor characters from Clerks and Mallrats as her guides? Prepare to suspend any and all disbelief as you watch the religious satire Dogma, the fourth film from writer/director Kevin Smith. Bethany (Linda Fiorentino) has been disappointed in life and has found her faith severely tested after her husband leaves her when she discovers she cannot have children. So Bethany is all the more puzzled when she's approached by Metatron (Alan Rickman), a grumpy angel. Metatron wants her to help him stop Bartleby (Ben Affleck) and Loki (Matt Damon), two fallen angels who were ejected from paradise, have escaped from exile and are heading to New Jersey. If they are able to pass through the arc of a certain church, it will prove God is fallible and the world will come to a swift end. Bethany has no idea what to do or why she's been given this project, but she heads out anyway, with her assigned assistants Jay (Jason Mewes), an appallingly rude former dope dealer and self-styled ladies man, and Silent Bob (Kevin Smith). Along the way, Bethany picks up more helpers, including a celestial muse named Serendipity (Salma Hayek) and Rufus (Chris Rock), who claims to have been the 13th apostle and that Jesus owes him 12 dollars. Boasting a huge supporting cast -- including George Carlin, Jason Lee, Janeane Garofalo, Bud Cort, and Alanis Morissette (as God) -- Dogma proved to be highly controversial even before its release. Miramax Pictures, owned by Disney, financed the film, but several weeks before Dogma's world premier at the Cannes Film Festival, they announced they would not release the picture and intended to sell it to another distributor (which would turn out to be Lions Gate Films). Director Smith, however, has always contended that Dogma is a film about the importance of faith, if not organized religion. -- Mark Deming

Moods : Comedy on the Edge
Themes : Message From God | Unlikely Heroes | Crisis of Faith | Obsessive Quests | Religious Zealotry
Keywords : angel, crisis, demon, exile, faith, mission [quest], religion
Comedy, Religious Comedy, Road Movie, Satire 
Ben Affleck ... Bartleby
George Carlin ... Cardinal Glick
Matt Damon ... Loki
Linda Fiorentino ... Bethany
Salma Hayek ... Serendipity
Jason Mewes ... Jay
Alan Rickman ... Metatron
Chris Rock ... Rufus
Bud Cort ... John Doe Jersey
Alanis Morissette ... Woman-God
Kevin Smith ... Silent Bob
Jeff Anderson ... Gun Salesman
Brian O'Halloran ... Grant Hicks
Janeane Garofalo ... Clinic Girl
Betty Aberlin ... Nun
Dan Etheridge ... Priest At St. Stephens
Guinevere Turner ... Bus Station Attnedant
Barrett Hackney ... Stygian Triplet
Kitao Sakurai ... Stygian Triplet
205 3/4
Donnie Darko 
AMG SYNOPSIS: Donnie (Jake Gyllenhaal) is a bright and charming high-school student who also has a dark and willfully eccentric side; he does little to mask his contempt for many of his peers and enjoys challenging the authority of the adults around him. Donnie is also visited on occasion by Frank, a monstrous six-foot rabbit that only Donnie can see who often urges him to perform dangerous and destructive pranks. Late one night, Frank leads Donnie out of his home to inform him that the world will come to an end in less than a month; moments later, the engine of a jet aircraft comes crashing through the ceiling of Donnie's room, making him think there might be something to Frank's prophesies after all. The rest of Donnie's world is only marginally less bizarre, as he finds himself dealing with his confused parents (Mary McDonnell and Holmes Osborne), his college-age sister (Maggie Gyllenhaal), his perplexed analyst (Katherine Ross), a rebellious English teacher (Drew Barrymore), a sleazy self-help expert (Patrick Swayze), and the new girl at school who is attracted by Donnie's quirks (Jena Malone). Donnie Darko was the first feature film from writer and director Richard Kelly; Drew Barrymore, who plays teacher Karen Pomeroy, also lent her support to the project as executive producer. A director's cut played in select theaters on a limited basis in the summer of 2004, featuring original music cues and trimmed scenes originally in Kelly's first cut of the film. -- Mark Deming

Moods : Fantastic Reality | Spellbinders
Themes : Fantasy Life | Time Travel | First Love | High School Life
Keywords : schizophrenia, time-travel, end-of-the-world, hallucination, plane-crash, prep-school, suburbs, vision [mystical], psychiatrist, rabbit, doomsayer, motivational-speaker
Attributes : Cult Film, High Artistic Quality
Fantasy, Comedy Drama, Psychological Drama, Coming-of-Age 
Jena Malone
Jake Gyllenhaal
Noah Wyle
Mary McDonnell
Katharine Ross
Drew Barrymore
Patrick Swayze
204 2/4
Don't Say a Word 
AMG SYNOPSIS: This psychological thriller from screenwriter Patrick Smith Kelly reunites him with his A Perfect Murder (1998) star Michael Douglas. Dr. Nathan Conrad (Douglas) is a respected adolescent therapist faced with a nightmarish scenario when his young daughter (Skye McCole Bartusiak) is snatched by Koster (Sean Bean), a criminal with a talent for high-tech surveillance. Conrad learns that the kidnapper is desperate for a critical piece of information known only to Elisabeth Burrows (Brittany Murphy), one of his catatonic pro bono patients. While his wife Aggie (Famke Janssen) remains at home, bedridden due to a broken leg, Conrad races to unlock the secret stored in Elisabeth's fractured mind, while a New York City detective (Jennifer Esposito) inches closer to discovering the Conrads' dilemma. Don't Say a Word co-stars Oliver Platt and Guy Torry and is directed by Gary Fleder, who follows up his suspense smash Kiss the Girls (1997). -- Karl Williams

Moods : Nail-biters
Themes : Race Against Time | Mind Games | Criminal's Revenge | Haunted By the Past | Kidnapping
Keywords : therapist, daughter, kidnapping, criminal, mental-patient, mystery [enigma], psychology
Thriller, Psychological Thriller 
Michael Douglas ... Dr. Nathan Conrad
Sean Bean ... Patrick B. Koster
Brittany Murphy ... Elisabeth Burrows
Skye McCole Bartusiak ... Jessie Conrad
Guy Torry ... Martin J. Dolen
Jennifer Esposito ... Det. Sandra Cassidy
Shawn Doyle ... Russel Maddox
Victor Argo ... Sydney Simon
Conrad Goode ... Max J. Dunlevy
Paul Schulze ... Jake
Lance Reddick ... Arnie Carter
Famke Janssen ... Aggie Conrad
Oliver Platt ... Dr. Louis Sachs
967 3/4
The Door in the Floor 
AMG SYNOPSIS: Tod Williams served as both director and screenwriter for this drama, adapted from a portion of John Irving's novel A Widow for One Year. Ted and Marion Cole (Jeff Bridges and Kim Basinger) are a couple whose marriage is on the verge of collapse. After their two teenage sons died in an auto accident, Marion fell into a deep depression from which she has never fully emerged. Meanwhile, Ted has drifted into repeated infidelity, his most recent mistress being the sexually ravenous Mrs. Vaughn (Mimi Rogers), and neither Ted nor Marion are willing or able to devote their full attention to their surviving daughter, Ruth (Elle Fanning). Ted, a successful author of books for children, hires Eddie (Jon Foster), a bright 16-year-old prep-school student, to help him edit his latest manuscript. But Ted is fully aware that Eddie bears a striking resemblance to one of his late sons -- and that this would have a powerful effect on Marion. Eddie quickly develops a strong attraction to his employer's beautiful wife, and Marion, torn between grief and desire, draws him into a sexual relationship that brings the family's many emotional crises to the breaking point. The Door in the Floor also features Bijou Phillips and Louis Arcella. --

Moods : In a Minor Key
Themes : Crumbling Marriages | Infidelity | Death of a Child | Love Triangles
Keywords : daughter, drawing [art], extramarital-affair, marital-problems, sex, writer, car-crash, grief, teenagers
Drama, Marriage Drama, Romantic Drama 
Jeff Bridges ... Ted Cole
Kim Basinger ... Marion Cole
Jon Foster ... Eddie O'Hare
Mimi Rogers ... Eleanor Vaughn
Elle Fanning ... Ruth Cole
Bijou Phillips ... Alice
Louis Arcella ... Eduardo Gomez
206 1/4
Double Jeopardy 
AMG SYNOPSIS: In this thriller, Ashley Judd plays Elizabeth Parsons, who is convicted of murdering her husband and sentenced to a long stretch in prison. After Elizabeth has spent six years behind bars, it turns out that her husband is still alive: he faked his own death as part of an insurance scam, and Elizabeth is soon released. However, Elizabeth's feelings for her husband can hardly be described as warm, and she wants custody of her son. Elizabeth's parole officer (Tommy Lee Jones) wonders if she might try to make his murder a real thing after all, especially since the law states a person cannot be convicted of the same crime twice. Double Jeopardy was directed by Bruce Beresford, from a screenplay by Douglas S. Cook and David Weisberg. -- Mark Deming

Themes : Miscarriage of Justice | Out For Revenge | Treacherous Spouses | Flight of the Innocent
Keywords : wife, false-conviction, revenge, husband, murder-trial, parole, parole-board/officer, child, custody, death-fake, prison
Thriller, Crime Thriller 
Tommy Lee Jones ... Travis Lehman
Ashley Judd ... Elizabeth "Libby" Parsons
Bruce Greenwood ... Nick Parsons
Annabeth Gish ... Angie
Roma Maffia ... Margaret Skolowski
Davenia McFadden ... Evelyn Lake
Jay Brazeau ... Bobby
Gillian Barber ... Rebecca Tingely
Benjamin Weir ... Matty Parsons (age 4)
Spencer Treat Clark ... Matty Parsons (age 11)
207 1/4
The Double 
AMG SYNOPSIS: Richard Ayoade's stylized adaptation of Fyodor Dostoevsky's novella The Double stars Jesse Eisenberg as Simon James, a meek office drone who bumbles his way through his day, forever pining for a pretty girl (Mia Wasikowska) who lives near him and working hard for a boss (Wallace Shawn) who doesn't see any of his accomplishments. One day Simon discovers that he has a new co-worker, James Simon (also Eisenberg), who looks just like him and possesses all of the confidence and charisma that Simon lacks. Simon befriends this new person, and soon the put-upon man is asserting himself. However, he begins to fear he's becoming just another pawn in James' relentless self-interests. The Double screened at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival. -- Perry Seibert

Moods : A World of Its Own
Themes : Future Dystopias | Twins and Lookalikes
Keywords : apartment, corporation, doppelganger, dream-girl, job
Comedy, Black Comedy, Satire, Surrealist Film, Workplace Comedy 
Jesse Eisenberg ... Simon James, James Simon
Mia Wasikowska ... Hannah
Wallace Shawn ... Mr. Papadopoulos
Yasmin Paige ... Melanie Papadopoulos
Noah Taylor ... Harris
James Fox ... The Colonel
Craig Roberts ... Detective
Paddy Considine
Sally Hawkins ... Receptionist
Chris O'Dowd ... Nurse
Cathy Moriarty ... Kiki
Phyllis Somerville ... Simon's Mother
Tony Rohr ... Rudolph
Susan Blommaert ... Liz
Jon Korkes ... Detective
Tim Key ... Staff Member
Lloyd Woolf
Lydia Ayoade
J. Mascis ... Janitor
Kierston Wareing
1099 3/4
AMG SYNOPSIS: The last ten days of Adolf Hitler and his Nazi regime are seen through the eyes of a young woman in his employ in this historical drama from Germany. Traudl Junge (Alexandra Maria Lara) was 22 years old when, in the fall of 1942, she was hired to be personal secretary to Adolf Hitler (Bruno Ganz). In April of 1945, Junge was still working for Hitler as forces were bearing down on Germany and the leader retreated to a secret bunker in Berlin for what would prove to be the last ten days of his life, as well as that of the Third Reich. As Hitler's mistress Eva Braun (Juliane Köhler) attempts to throw a cheerful birthday party for her man, Hitler's closest associates, including Heinrich Himmler (Ulrich Noethen), Joseph Goebbels (Ulrich Matthes), and Albert Speer (Heino Ferch), urge him to flee the city with only Goebbels maintaining any illusions that the Third Reich has any hope of survival. Hitler refuses to leave Berlin, and he spends his final days ranting and raving to Junge, blaming all around him as he tries to understand where his leadership went wrong. Meanwhile, Goebbels and his wife round up their six children and bring them to the bunker as Berlin begins to topple, determined to take their lives rather than face the Allies after Germany's certain defeat. Der Untergang (aka The Downfall) was based in part on the memoirs of the real-life Traudl Junge, whose experiences also formed the basis of the 2002 documentary Im Toten Winkel: Hitlers Sekretarin (aka Blind Spot: Hitler's Secretary). --

Moods : Food for Thought
Themes : Fall From Power
Keywords : Nazi, Nazism, bunker, leader, mistress, secretary, regime, birthday
Drama, Docudrama, Biopic [feature] 
Bruno Ganz ... Adolf Hitler
Alexandra Maria Lara ... Traudl Junge
Juliane Köhler ... Eva Braun
Corinna Harfouch ... Magda Goebbels
Ulrich Matthes ... Joseph Goebbels
Heino Ferch ... Albert Speer
Christian Berkel ... Dr. Schenck
Matthias Habich ... Werner Haase
Thomas Kretschmann ... Hermann Fegelein
Ulrich Noethen ... Heinrich Himmler
Michael Mendl
André Hennicke
Heinrich Schmieder
1070 1/4
AMG SYNOPSIS: In this sci-fi satire, scientists discover a way to shrink people down to about six inches tall, and hope to use the technique to build micro communities that will reduce humanity's impact on the environment. A frustrated Omaha resident (Matt Damon) agrees to the procedure after learning that he'll be able to afford a much more opulent lifestyle in his new micro village, but he soon discovers that his new home isn't all it's cracked up to be. Christoph Waltz, Kristen Wiig, Hong Chau, Jason Sudeikis, Udo Kier, Neil Patrick Harris, and Laura Dern co-star. Directed by Alexander Payne (Election, Sideways, Nebraska). --

Moods : Other Dimensions
Themes : Small-Town Life
Keywords : community, miniaturization, process [procedure], shrinking, society, tiny, Little-People
Comedy, Comedy Drama, Satire 
Matt Damon ... Paul Safranek
Christoph Waltz ... Dusan Mirkovic
Kristen Wiig ... Audrey Safranek
Jason Sudeikis ... Dave Johnson
Udo Kier ... Konrad
Neil Patrick Harris ... Jeff Lonowski
Laura Dern ... Laura Lonowski
Hong Chau ... Ngoc Lan Tran
Brigette Lundy-Paine ... Dusan's Girlfriend
James Van Der Beek ... Anesthesiologist
Rolf Lassgård ... Dr. Jorgen Asbjornsen
Søren Pilmark ... Dr. Andreas Jacobsen
Jayne Houdyshell ... Paul's Mother
Maribeth Monroe ... Carol Johnson
Phil Reeves ... Audrey's Dad Larry
Alison Palmer ... Anesthesiologist's Wife
Kristen Thomson ... Good Friend Gina
Kevin Kunkel ... Buddy Kevin
Patrick Gallagher ... Drunk Guy at Bar
John Reynolds ... Estate Sale Buyer
Roland Martin ... TV Pundit
Brendan Beiser ... Reunion Friend
Niecy Nash ... Leisureland Salesperson
Margo Martindale ... Woman on Shuttle
Kerri Kenney ... Single Mom Kristen
Donna Lynne Champlin ... Leisureland Administrator
Don Lake ... Leisureland Guide Matt
Mary Kay Place ... Land's End Customer
Bill Coulter ... Brian Fakler
Jeff Clarke ... Divorce Lawyer
Juan Carlos Velis ... Call Center Co-Worker
Veena Sood ... Leisureland Housewife
208 2/4
Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas 
AMG SYNOPSIS: He's mean, he's green, and he's doesn't like the Yuletide season one bit -- Jim Carrey stars in this live-action adaptation of the classic children's story by Dr. Seuss (aka Theodore Geisel). High atop Mt. Crumpet, the Grinch (Carrey) observes the residents of Whoville joyously preparing to celebrate Christmas. The Grinch was born in Whoville years ago, but was shunned due to his scary appearance, and his unrequited love for Martha May Whovier has turned him bitter; the good cheer of the Whos has been a thorn in his side ever since. Finally the Grinch decides he's had enough of all this happiness, and with the wary aid of his dog Max, the Grinch conspires to steal Christmas from Whoville, making off with their presents, holiday decorations, Christmas trees, and everything else used to enjoy the holiday. Molly Shannon, Christine Baranski, Jeffrey Tambor, and Clint Howard play several of the citizens of Whoville, while Anthony Hopkins narrates (taking over from the late Boris Karloff, who memorably read Dr. Seuss' story in Chuck Jones' 1966 animated adaptation of the story). Ron Howard directs. -- Mark Deming

Moods : Other Dimensions
Themes : Heads of State | Redemption | Sharing [k] | Assumed Identities
Keywords : Christmas, Christmas-spirit, monster, redemption, village, girl, heart
Children's/Family, Comedy, Children's Fantasy, Holiday Film 
Jim Carrey ... The Grinch
Jeffrey Tambor ... Mayor May Who
Christine Baranski ... Martha May Whovier
Bill Irwin ... Lou Lou Who
Molly Shannon ... Betty Lou Who
Clint Howard ... Whobris
Taylor Momsen ... Cindy Lou Who
Anthony Hopkins ... Narrator
Mindy Sterling ... Clarnella
209 1/4
Dr. Seuss' The Cat in the Hat 
AMG SYNOPSIS: Following up on the success of 2000's How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Imagine Entertainment presents The Cat in the Hat, their second live-action adaptation of a classic Dr. Seuss book. Starring Mike Myers, the film follows the adventures of Conrad (Spencer Breslin) and Sally Walden (Dakota Fanning), a young brother and sister who find themselves visited by the titular mischievous cat (Meyers) and his entourage when their mother (Kelly Preston) leaves them home alone. Also starring Alec Baldwin and the voice of Sean Hayes, The Cat in the Hat is the directorial debut of Oscar-nominated art director Bo Welch. -- Matthew Tobey

Moods : Fantastic Reality | Just for Fun
Themes : Mischievous Children | When the Parents Are Away | Authority Figures [k] | Talking Animals
Keywords : imagination, cat, fun, rainy-day, sibling
Children's/Family, Children's Fantasy, Family-Oriented Comedy 
Mike Myers ... The Cat in the Hat
Alec Baldwin ... Lawrence Quinn
Kelly Preston ... Joan Walden
Dakota Fanning ... Sally Walden
Spencer Breslin ... Conrad Walden
Amy Hill ... Mrs. Kwan
Sean Hayes ... Mr. Humberfloob, Fish
Paris Hilton ... Female Club-Goer
Paige Hurd ... Denise
Danielle Chuchran ... Thing 1
Taylor Rice ... Thing 1
Brittany Oaks ... Thing 2
Talia-Lynn Prairie ... Thing 2
Dan Castellaneta ... Voice of Thing 1/Thing 2
Victor Brandt ... Narrator
Daran Norris ... Announcer
Stomy Bugsy ... Nevins
Frank Welker ... Nevins
Clint Howard ... Kate The Caterer
Steven Anthony Lawrence ... Dumb Schweitzer
Candace Dean Brown ... Secretary
Stephen Hibbert ... Jim McFlinnigan
Roger Morrissey ... Mr. Wompatatat
210 2/4
Dr. Seuss' The Lorax 
AMG SYNOPSIS: Dr. Seuss' classic, environmentally themed children's book comes to the big screen in this tale of a young boy who encounters a cantankerous forest creature after venturing outside of his artificial city in search of a tree. Ted (voice of Zac Efron) lives in a town where nothing is quite as it appears; everything is plastic, including the plants. Hopelessly smitten by the beautiful Audrey (voice of Taylor Swift), who dreams of one day seeing a real tree, Ted boldly leaves the city determined to find the flora and grant her wish. Along the way, the young adventurer crosses paths with the Lorax (voice of Danny DeVIto), a diminutive, mustached defender of nature who doesn't take kindly to human intruders. The better Ted gets to know the Lorax, however, the more he learns that his newfound friend has good reason for being a bit surly. Also featuring the voices of Betty White, Ed Helms, and Rob Riggle. -- Jason Buchanan

Moods : Just for Fun
Themes : Fantasy Lands
Keywords : creature, forest, tree, woods [place], logging
Children's/Family, Children's Fantasy, Message Movie 
Danny DeVito ... The Lorax
Ed Helms ... The Once-ler
Zac Efron ... Ted
Taylor Swift ... Audrey
Betty White ... Grammy Norma
Rob Riggle ... Mr. O'Hare
Jenny Slate ... Ted's Mom
Nasim Pedrad ... Once-ler's Mom
Michael Beattie ... 2nd Marketing Guy
Dempsey Pappion ... 2nd Commercial Guy
Elmarie Wendel ... Aunt Grizelda
Danny Cooksey ... Brett, Chet
Stephen Tobolowsky ... Uncle Ubb
Chris Renaud ... Forest Animals
Jack Angel ... Additional Voices
Bob Bergen ... Additional Voices
John Cygan ... Additional Voices
Debi Derryberry ... Additional Voices
Bill Farmer ... Additional Voices
Jess Harnell ... Additional Voices
Sherry Lynn ... Additional Voices
Danny Mann ... Additional Voices
Mona Marshall ... Additional Voices
Mickie T. McGowan ... Additional Voices
Laraine Newman ... Additional Voices
Jan Rabson ... Additional Voices
Claira Nicole Titman ... Additional Voices
Jim Ward ... Additional Voices
211 2/4
Dr. T & The Women 
AMG SYNOPSIS: Director Robert Altman reteams with Cookie's Fortune scribe Anne Rapp for this tale of a Dallas gynecologist and the parade of anxious patients, haggard family members, and potential love interests who come his way. Richard Gere plays the titular role of Dr. Sullivan Travis, a calm, successful, and much sought-after ob-gyn who witnesses his normally stable life come apart over the course of one rainy autumn. As the film opens, Dr. T and his wife Kate (Farrah Fawcett) are preparing for the wedding of their Dallas Cowboys cheerleader daughter Dee Dee (Kate Hudson). Their other daughter -- the Kennedy-assassination conspiracy theorist Connie (Tara Reid) -- has her doubts about the impending nuptials, but Dr. T chalks them up to routine sibling jealousy. Meanwhile, escaping a messy divorce, boozy sister-in-law Peggy (Laura Dern) moves into the Travis household with her three toddler daughters in tow. For release, Dr. T finds solace target shooting and golfing (occasionally at the same time) with his buddies, and at his country club, he meets a beguiling golf pro, Bree (Helen Hunt). When the childlike Kate loses her grip on reality during a flatware shopping spree, Bree offers to give the kindly doctor some lessons in his swing -- both on and off the fairways. Dr. T had its North American Premiere at the 2000 Toronto International Film Fest. -- Michael Hastings

Moods : Only Human
Themes : Eccentric Families | Fathers and Daughters | Infidelity | Parenthood | Wedding Bells
Keywords : gynecologist, patient [medical], temptation, cheerleading, conspiracy-theories, golf, target-shooting
Comedy Drama, Romance, Comedy of Manners, Ensemble Film, Romantic Comedy, Domestic Comedy, Workplace Comedy 
Richard Gere ... Dr Sullivan Travis
Helen Hunt ... Bree
Farrah Fawcett ... Kate
Laura Dern ... Peggy
Shelley Long ... Carolyn
Tara Reid ... Connie
Kate Hudson ... Dee Dee
Liv Tyler ... Marilyn
Robert Hays ... Harlan
Matt Malloy ... Bill
Lee Grant ... Dr Harper
Janine Turner ... Dorothy
Andy Richter ... Eli
212 2/4
Dracula Untold 
"The Legend Is Born"

As his kingdom is being threatened by the Turks, young prince Vlad Tepes must become a monster feared by his own people in order to obtain the power needed to protect his own family, and the families of his kingdom.
Action, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, War 
Luke Evans ... Dracula
Sarah Gadon ... Mirena
Dominic Cooper ... Mehmed
Diarmaid Murtagh ... Dimitru
Art Parkinson ... Ingeras
Charles Dance ... Master Vampire
Paul Kaye ... Brother Lucian
William Houston ... Cazan
Noah Huntley ... Cpatain Petru
Ronan Vibert ... Simion
Zach McGowan ... Shkelgim
Ferdinand Kingsley ... Hanza Bey
Joseph Long ... General Omer
Thor Kristjansson ... Bright Eyes
Jakub Gierszal ... Acemi
Joe Benjamin ... Mihai
Paul Bullion ... Nicolae
Mish Boyko ... Andrei
Dilan Gwyn ... Governess
Arkie Reece ... General Ismail
Phil Zimmerman ... Mihai's Father
Dominic Borrelli ... Wealthy Boyar
Tom Benedict Knight ... Turkish General
Paul Casar ... Ingrigued Boyar
Stavros Demetraki ... Mehmed's Adjutant
Ruth Baxter ... Mirena's Handmaiden
Rachel Kennedy ... Mirena's Handmaiden
Louise Parker ... Mirena's Handmaiden
Glen Barry ... Lucian's Monk
Shane McCaffrey ... Lucian's Monk
Guillaume Meliot ... Omer's Adjutant
Jason Coalter ... Vlad's Castle Guard
Colan Currin ... Vlad's Castle Guard
John Friel ... Vlad's Castle Guard
Andrew Laverty ... Vlad's Castle Guard
Matthew Akerfeldt ... Vlad's Soldier
Chris Cherry ... Vlad's Soldier
Eugene Furphy ... Vlad's Soldier
Graham Hutton ... Vlad's Soldier
Chris Keenan ... Vlad's Soldier
Gordon Bell ... Boyar Men
Graham Cave ... Boyar Men
Norman Coates ... Boyar Men
Xander Duffy ... Boyar Men
Ann Louise Bresnaham ... Ladies of the Court
Charlene Gleeson ... Ladies of the Court
Ann O'Connor ... Ladies of the Court
Gretta Shore ... Ladies of the Court
Hunter Boland ... Children of the Court
Maria Laird ... Children of the Court
Aodhan McGowan ... Children of the Court
1097 2/4
Draft Day 
AMG SYNOPSIS: Ivan Reitman's Draft Day stars Kevin Costner as Sonny Weaver Jr., the GM of the Cleveland Browns. With 13 hours until the beginning of the NFL draft, Sonny is informed by the team's owner (Frank Langella) that if Sonny doesn't make a splash and generate ticket sales, he's going to be fired. That prompts the GM to take a trade offer from another team that gives him the first pick in the draft, in exchange for three furure first-round picks. The move outrages the Browns' head coach, and forces all of the team's scouts to dig up what they can find about the pick everyone, including the owner, expects them to make -- a highly touted QB from Wisconsin. Meanwhile, Weaver is drawn to a talented linebacker who has family issues to deal with and is known for having a hot temper. --

Themes : Fathers and Sons | Football Players
Keywords : coach, football-team, manager, scout
Attributes : High Production Values
Drama, Family Drama, Sports Drama 
Kevin Costner ... Sonny Weaver Jr.
Jennifer Garner ... Ali
Denis Leary ... Coach Penn
Ellen Burstyn ... Barb Weaver
Frank Langella ... Anthony Molina
Chadwick Boseman ... Vontae Mack
Terry Crews ... Earl Jennings
Sean Combs ... Chris Crawford
Josh Pence ... Bo Callahan
Rosanna Arquette ... Angie
Timothy Simons ... Marx
David Ramsey ... Thompson
Wade Williams ... O'Reilly
Chi McBride ... Walt Gordon
W. Earl Brown ... Ralph Mowry
Griffin Newman ... Rick
Kevin Dunn ... Marvin
Arian Foster ... Ray Jennings
Christopher Cousins ... Max Stone
Laura Steinel ... Heather
Wallace Langham ... Pete Begler
Dave Donaldson ... Danny
Enré Laney ... Attractive Woman
Bernard Canepari ... War Room Scout
Christopher Mele ... War Room Scout
Leilani Barrett ... War Room Scout
Michael Cipiti ... War Room Scout
Justin Zabor ... War Room Scout
Aswan Harris ... War Room Intern
Tom Welling ... Brian Drew
John Lee ... Locker Room Player
Sam Elliott ... Coach Moore
Erin Drake ... Seahawks Fan
Quincy Dunn-Baker ... Seahawks Fan
Gregory D. Rush ... Phil
Tom Headlee ... Wyndham
Patrick Breen ... Bill Zotti
David Dunn ... Vontae's Agent
James Brewer ... Nate Davies
Ramses Barden ... Draft Day Player
Zoltan Mesko ... Draft Day Player
Demario Davis ... Draft Day Player
Margot Danis ... Bo Callahan's Girlfriend
Emil Boccio ... Agent
Leanora Haselrig ... Vontae's Girlfriend
Jennifer McMahan ... Brian Drew's Wife
Sophie Guest ... Brian Drew's Daughter
Brenda Adrine ... Vontae's Grandmother
Edwina Hadley ... Vontae's Grandmother
Aaron Hill ... Andre Bello
213 0/4
Dragon Hunters 
AMG SYNOPSIS: A little girl helps two would-be heroes save the world from a rampaging beast in this GCI-animated feature from France. Lord Arnold was once a brave warrior who frequently did battle with the World Gobbler, a fearsome dragon who would return every five years to bring destruction to everything (and everyone) in its path. However, Arnold is growing old, his vision is failing him and he's no longer up to the challenge of battling dragons. Arnold's niece Zoe is a spunky young girl who has learned to best the tiny dragons that play in the woods and wants to move on to more ambitious game, but Arnold is wary of letting her face the beasts he's chased most of his life. Fate steps in when Zoe gets lost in the forest and a pair of opportunistic wanderers, brave Lian Chu and conniving Gwizdo, find her and attempt to return her to her uncle in hopes of a reward. As they make their way back to Lord Arnold's castle, Lian Chu and Gwizdo find they've been misidentified as a pair of knights who've come to vanquish the World Gobbler, and with Zoe's help they square off against one of the world's most powerful dragons. The voice cast for the original French release of Chasseurs de Dragons included Marie Drion, Vincent Lindon, Patrick Timsit and Philippe Nahon; for its release in English-langue territories as Dragon Hunters, Forest Whitaker, Mary Mouser, Rob Paulsen and Dave Wittenberg headlined the vocal cast. -- Mark Deming

Moods : Other Dimensions
Themes : Fantasy Lands | Mythical Creatures | Obsessive Quests
Keywords : dragon, knight, niece, warrior
Children's/Family, Children's Fantasy, Fairy Tales & Legends 
Mary Matilyn Mouser
Rob Paulsen
Forest Whitaker
214 1/4
AMG SYNOPSIS: In this supernatural thriller, Kevin Costner plays Joe Darrow, a physician mourning the death of his wife Emily (Susannah Thompson) in a bus accident in South America, where she was providing medical outreach. Wracked by grief, Joe works extra shifts at the hospital to take his mind off the tragedy, but the intense workload triggers his short temper and some careless mistakes. His officious boss (Joe Morton) forces Joe to take time off, but Joe feels obligated to check in on his wife's pediatric patients, fulfilling a promise he made before she left. Visiting the ward, Joe starts to believe that Emily is using the near-death experiences of her terminal patients to communicate with him, through images the children report seeing in their dreams, and symbols they are inexplicably compelled to draw. While the children see Joe as a kindred spirit, the hospital staff worries about how these interactions are agitating them. At home, Joe begins finding other ethereal evidence of his wife's attempt to contact him from beyond the grave, some of it featuring the image of a dragonfly, which was the shape of the birthmark on her shoulder. His friends and a caring neighbor (Kathy Bates) worry that Joe is losing his marbles, especially as his quest becomes more frantic, putting his job in jeopardy. -- Derek Armstrong

Moods : Spellbinders
Themes : Death of a Partner | Doctors and Patients | Haunted By the Past | Psychic Abilities | Supernatural Romance
Keywords : death-in-family, doctor, grief, mental-breakdown, paranormal, supernatural-forces, terminal-illness
Thriller, Romance, Psychological Thriller, Romantic Drama 
Kevin Costner ... Dr. Joe Darrow
Kathy Bates
Kathryn Erbe
Joe Morton
Ron Rifkin
Susanna Thompson
Matt Craven ... Erich
Paul Gutrecht ... Simon
Alison Lohman ... Megan
Linda Hunt ... Sister Madeline
Jacob Vargas ... Pilot
Robert Bailey Jr. ... Jeffrey Reardon
Jacob Smith ... Ben
Jay Thomas ... Hal
Lisa Banes ... Flora
215 1/4
AMG SYNOPSIS: Four men are changed forever by an act of mercy -- changes which have a profound impact many years later -- in this blend of horror and science fiction based on a novel by Stephen King. Jonesy (Damian Lewis), Henry (Thomas Jane), Pete (Timothy Olyphant), and Beaver (Jason Lee) were four friends who, as schoolboys, rescued a boy with Down's Syndrome, Duddits (Donnie Wahlberg), from a savage beating at the hands of bullies. Their experience with Duddits left the boys profoundly changed, as they discovered they had developed psychic powers which allowed them to wordlessly communicate with one another, read the minds of others, and see events in the future. The four remained close friends into adulthood, and meet every year for a weekend get-together at a remote hunting lodge. However, one year Jonsey is approached by the spirit of Duddits, which leads him into a severe auto accident, though his wounds heal with mysterious speed and are gone by the time he and the guys get together a few months later. As the guys drink and swap stories, a desperately ill hunter makes his way into the cabin, whose body has become the host for a horrible wormlike creature, which breaks free and soon goes on a killing spree, leaving only Henry alive. In the wake of this attack comes a massive snowstorm, and Henry learns that these events are the first signs of a major attack by a powerful alien force which can assume any form it wishes. As duplicitous military leader Col. Abraham Curtis (Morgan Freeman) comes in to quell the menace, Henry finds himself in communication with the late Jonsey, whose previous near-death experience gives him an unexpected advantage in stemming the alien tide. -- Mark Deming

Moods : Nail-biters
Themes : Evil Aliens | Mysterious Strangers | Nightmare Vacations | Psychic Abilities
Keywords : alien [not human], cabin, hunting, man-vs-aliens, telepathy
Horror, Science Fiction, Alien Film, Sci-Fi Horror 
Morgan Freeman ... Colonel Abraham Curtis
Thomas Jane ... Dr. Henry Devlin
Damian Lewis ... Jonesy
Timothy Olyphant ... Pete
Tom Sizemore ... Owen Underhill
Donnie Wahlberg ... Duddits
Giacomo Baessato ... Young Jonesy
Joel Palmer ... Young Pete
Andrew Robb ... Young Duddits
Eric Keenleyside ... Rick McCarthy
Rosemary Dunsmore ... Roberta Cavell
Michael O'Neill ... Gen. Matheson
Darrin Klimek ... Maples
Campbell Lane ... Old Man Gosselin
C. Ernst Harth ... Barry Neiman
Ingrid Kavelaars ... Trish
Alex Campbell ... Richie Grenadeau
T.J. Riley ... Scottie
Ryan De Boer ... Duncan
Susan Charest ... Becky
Ty Olsson ... Army Truck Driver
Michael Daingerfield ... Conklin
Kevan Ohtsji ... Tracking Technician
Marcy Goldberg ... EMT #1
Dion Johnstone ... EMT #2
Colin Lawrence ... Edwards
Malik McCall ... Platoon Leader
Jordan Walker ... Helicopter Sentry
Jon Kasdan ... Defuniak
John Moore ... Bad Driver
Carolyn Tweedle ... Woman in Crowd
Christopher Ang ... Apache Crewman #1
Chris Duggan ... Apache Crewman #2
Daniel Merali ... Apache Crewman #3
Matt Riley ... Apache Crewman #4
Jack Crowston ... Detainee #2
Trenna Frandsen ... Detainee #3
John Gagne ... Detainee #4
Sue Hartley ... Detainee #5
John Hombach ... Detainee #6
Kat Kosiancic ... Detainee #7
971 2/4
The Dreamers 
AMG SYNOPSIS: Veteran Italian filmmaker Bernardo Bertolucci directs the erotic drama The Dreamers, adapted from the novel The Holy Innocents: A Romance by Gilbert Adair. American student Matthew (Michael Pitt) is studying in Paris during the politically turbulent late '60s. The story begins in 1968 with the firing of Henri Langlois, the founder of the French Cinémathèque. At a protest demonstration, Matthew meets cinema-obsessed Isabelle (Eva Green) and her twin brother, Theo (Louis Garrel). When their Bohemian parents (Robin Renucci and Anna Chancellor) leave for the summer, the twins invite Matthew to live with them. While the revolution rages on outside, the three young people stay in the comfortable flat playing decadent sexual games. Bertolucci incorporates clips from classic films like Queen Christina, Band of Outsiders, and Breathless. After showing at several European film festivals, The Dreamers made its U.S. premiere at the Sundance Film Festival in 2004. --

Moods : Carnal Knowledge
Themes : Love Triangles | Sexual Awakening | Americans Abroad | Sibling Relationships | Dangerous Attraction | Romantic Betrayal
Keywords : incest, political-unrest, riot [uprising], sexual-awakening, sexual-revolution, sibling, student, study-abroad
Drama, Erotic Drama, Coming-of-Age, Period Film 
Michael Pitt ... Matthew
Eva Green ... Isabelle
Louis Garrel ... Theo
Robin Renucci ... Father
Anna Chancellor ... Mother
Florian Cadiou ... Patrick
Jean-Pierre Kalfon ... Himself
Jean-Pierre Léaud ... Himself
1098 1/4
AMG SYNOPSIS: Two Australian brothers from a secluded coastal town launch a surf business that changes their lives forever in this drama inspired by actual events. Andy (Myles Pollard) and Jimmy Kelly (Xavier Samuel) know a thing or two about finding the perfect wave. Surfers since childhood, they're both outcasts in their conservative community. When their career prospects start to look bleak, Andy and Jimmy begin manufacturing innovative surfboards and handmade wetsuits. Before long, their unique business approach and dependable products earn them a loyal following. Meanwhile, addiction, intolerance, and a dangerous group of criminals become serious roadblocks on the brothers' quest to seize control of their own fate. Sam Worthington and Robyn Malcolm co-star. --

Themes : Going Straight | Sibling Relationships | Surfing
Keywords : Australia, brother, business, criminal, surfing
Drama, Family Drama 
Myles Pollard ... Andy Kelly
Xavier Samuel ... Jimmy Kelly
Sam Worthington ... JB
Robyn Malcolm ... Kat Kelly
Lesley Ann Brandt ... Lani
Aaron Glenane ... Gus
Steve Bastoni ... Miller
Maurie Ogden ... Percy
Sean Keenan ... Young Andy Kelly
Kai Arbuckle ... Young Jimmy Kelly
Harrison Buckland-Crook ... Young Gus
216 1/4
AMG SYNOPSIS: Sylvester Stallone wrote the screenplay for this action-packed drama directed by Renny Harlin and set in the dangerous, high-stakes world of CART auto racing. Jimmy Bly (Kip Pardue) is an up-and-coming young star of the open-wheel circuit, but he's slipping in the rankings as the championships loom. Under pressure from his promoter brother Demille (Robert Sean Leonard) and wheelchair-bound owner Carl Henry (Burt Reynolds), Jimmy is given a mentor -- Joe Tanto (Stallone), a once great CART competitor whose career and marriage to Cathy (Gina Gershon) were destroyed by a tragic accident. Joe must earn the rookie's trust, while attempting a career comeback, dealing with persistent reporter Lucretia Clan (Stacy Edwards), and facing Cathy, who's remarried to rival racing sensation Memo Moreno (Cristian de la Fuente). Meanwhile, Jimmy is stirring up his own romantic trouble by pursuing Sophia (Estella Warren), the girlfriend of top driver Beau Brandenburg (Til Schweiger). Long interested in creating a car racing drama, Stallone penned Driven after abandoning a film biography of real-life Formula One legend Ayrton Senna. -- Karl Williams

Moods : Triumph of the Spirit
Themes : All Washed Up | Car Racing | Faltering Friendships | Generation Gap | Love Triangles
Keywords : auto-racing, race-car driver
Action, Drama, Sports Drama 
Sylvester Stallone ... Joe Tanto
Burt Reynolds ... Carl Henry
Kip Pardue ... Jimmy Bly
Stacy Edwards ... Lucretia "Luc" Jones
Til Schweiger ... Beau Brandenburg
Gina Gershon ... Cathy Moreno
Estella Warren ... Sophia Simone
Cristián de la Fuente ... Memo Moreno
Brent Briscoe ... Crusher
Robert Sean Leonard ... DeMille Bly
983 2/4
AMG SYNOPSIS: A suburban family man (Sean Bean) secretly works as a drone pilot, but he is forced to reckon with the collateral damage of his job when he is confronted by a Pakistani businessman (Patrick Sabongui) who believes he's responsible for the death of his family. Mary McCormack and Joel David Moore co-star in this thriller from director Jason Bourque. --

Sean Bean ... Neil
Mary McCormack ... Ellen
Patrick Sabongui ... Imir
Sharon Taylor ... Agent Jenkins
Kirby Morrow ... Dave
Bradley Stryker ... Ted
Kevin O'Grady ... Father
John Emmet Tracy ... Daniel Winters
Cary Alexander ... Max
1221 3/4
Dumb and Dumber 
AMG SYNOPSIS: Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels play the title roles (though viewers may find themselves debating which is which) in this genially low-brow comedy. Lloyd Christmas (Jim Carrey) and Harry Dunne (Jeff Daniels) are two intellectually-challenged best friends who share an apartment so messy that gangsters aren't sure how to trash the place; the guys also have a certain problem (not difficult to understand) holding on to jobs. Lloyd is working as a limo driver in Rhode Island when he picks up a beautiful and wealthy woman named Mary Swanson (Lauren Holly) who is being taken to the airport. Lloyd immediately falls head over heels in love with Mary, and when she leaves a briefcase at the airport, he's determined to return it in hopes of impressing her. Lloyd isn't able to get aboard Mary's flight (though not for lack of trying). Harry has a van decorated to look like a dog (to promote his failing dog-grooming business), and the pair hop in the Poochmobile to find Mary in Aspen. What Lloyd and Harry don't know is that the briefcase is full of money, which Mary deliberately left at the airport as a ransom payment to save the life of her kidnapped husband. Incidentally, Lloyd's chipped front tooth happens to be real; while Jim Carrey had the injured tooth capped many years ago, he thought a broken smile would suit Lloyd's character and had the cap removed for the duration of filming. -- Mark Deming

Moods : Gutbusters
Themes : Unlikely Heroes | Arrested Adolescence | Kidnapping | Unrequited Love
Keywords : stupidity, on-the-road, unrequited, briefcase, criminal, love, ransom, romance, toilet, victim, birds, van, kidnapping, rescue
Comedy, Absurd Comedy, Buddy Film, Gross-Out Comedy 
Jim Carrey ... Lloyd Christmas
Jeff Daniels ... Harry Dunne
Lauren Holly ... Mary Swanson
Teri Garr ... Helen Swanson
Karen Duffy ... J.P. Shay
Mike Starr ... Joe Mentalino
Charles Rocket ... Nicholas Andre
Victoria Rowell ... Beth Jordan
Cam Neely ... Sea Bass
Felton Perry ... Detective Dale
Hank Brandt ... Karl Swanson
Rob Moran ... Bartender
Clint Allen ... Coroner
Connie Sawyer ... Elderly Woman
Lin Shaye ... Mrs Nuegeboren
Helen Boll ... Swanson Maid
Hillary Matthews ... Waitress #2
Cecile Krevoy ... Airport Bystander
Mark Levine ... Preservation Partier
Joe Baker ... Bernard
Harland Williams ... State Trooper
1222 1/4
Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd 
AMG SYNOPSIS: Director Troy Miller follows up the little-seen Mr. Show movie Run Ronnie Run! with this prequel to Dumb and Dumber, the 1994 box-office smash that starred Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels and launched the careers of writer/directors Peter Farrelly and Bobby Farrelly. For the follow-up, we're taken back to 1986 when Lloyd Christmas (Eric Christian Olsen) and Harry Dunne (Derek Richardson) first met while in high school. Dissatisfied with their being stuck in remedial classes, the dense duo sets out to prove that they can attend classes with their peers of normal intelligence. Along the way, they encounter a greedy principal played by Eugene Levy and a friendly janitor played by Luis Guzman who takes Lloyd under his wing. Along with Mimi Rogers as Harry's mom, Mrs. Dunne, Dumb and Dumberer also features performances by Rachel Nichols and Cheri Oteri. -- Matthew Tobey

Moods : Just for Fun
Themes : High School Life | Arrested Adolescence | Social Climbing | Unlikely Heroes
Keywords : idiot, high-school, fool, stupidity, popularity, teenagers
Comedy, Buddy Film, Gross-Out Comedy, Slapstick, Teen Movie 
Eric Christian Olsen ... Lloyd Christmas
Derek Richardson ... Harry Dunne
Rachel Nichols ... Jessica
Cheri Oteri ... Ms. Heller
Luis Guzman ... Clarence
Elden Henson ... Turk
William Lee Scott ... Carl
Mimi Rogers ... Mrs. Dunne
Eugene Levy ... Principal Collins
Lin Shaye ... Margie
Shia LaBeouf ... Lewis
Josh Braaten ... Toby
Teal Redmann ... Terri
Michelle Krusiec ... Ching Chong
Brian Posehn ... Store Clerk
Kyle Gass
217 2/4
AMG SYNOPSIS: David Lynch wades through dark waters in his adaptation of Frank Herbert's cult science fiction novel. In condensing Herbert's rambling and complex book by eliminating characters and compacting events, Lynch succeeds in rendering the story incomprehensible to those unfamiliar with the novel and making the film look like a sketchy greatest hits collection of the book for Herbert fans. The story takes place in the year 10,191. The universe is governed through a system of feudal rule, presided over by Padishah Emperor Shaddam IV (José Ferrer), who appears to take his marching orders from something that resembles a talking vagina. In the kingdom are two rival houses -- the House of Atreides and the House of Harkonnen. Each house is trying to gain dominion over the universe, but that dominion can only be gained by the house that controls the Spice, a special substance that permits the folding of time. The Spice is only available on the desert world of Arrakis, or Dune. Shaddam, tired of the feuding between the two houses, permits the Atreides to take over the Spice production on Dune, while secretly working with the Harkonnens to launch a sneak attack on the Atreides and destroy them. The leader of the Atreides is Duke Leto (Jürgen Prochnow), who rules with the help of his concubine Jessica (Francesca Annis) and son Paul (Kyle MacLachlan). The rival Harkonnens are headed by the pus-oozing degenerate Baron Vladimir Harkonnen (Kenneth McMillan, in a thoroughly through-the-roof performance) and his two unsavory nephews, Rabban (Paul L. Smith) and Feyd (Sting). When his father is murdered by the Harkonnens, Paul escapes to Dune, where he is greeted by the Fremen (the desert dwellers on Dune who prepare the Spice) as the messiah foretold in Fremen legend. Paul assumes the mantle of messiah and leads the Fremen in a revolt that topples the balance of power in the universe. -- Paul Brenner

Moods : Other Dimensions
Themes : Space Wars | Heroic Mission
Keywords : music, against-all-odds, colonialism, desert, drugs, good-vs-evil, oppression, performer, prince, sandworm, uprising
Attributes : High Production Values
Science Fiction, Sci-Fi Action, Space Adventure 
Francesca Annis ... Lady Jessica
Leo Cimino ... The Baron's Doctor
Brad Dourif ... Piter De Vries
José Ferrer ... Padishah Emperor Shaddam IV
Linda Hunt ... Shadout Mapes
Freddie Jones ... Thufir Hawat
Richard Jordan ... Duncan Idaho
Kyle MacLachlan ... Paul Atreides
Virginia Madsen ... Princess Irulan
Silvana Mangano ... Rev. Mother Ramallo
Everett McGill ... Stilgar
Kenneth McMillan ... Baron Vladimir Harkonnen
Jack Nance ... Nefud
Jürgen Prochnow ... Duke Leto Atreides
Paul L. Smith ... The Beast Rabban
Patrick Stewart ... Gurney Halleck
Sting ... Feyd-Rautha
Dean Stockwell ... Dr. Wellington Yueh
Max von Sydow ... Dr. Kynes
Alicia Witt ... Alia
Sean Young ... Chani
Jane Jenkins
Judd Omen ... Molly Wyrn
Honorato Magaloni ... Otheym
218 0/4
AMG SYNOPSIS: The Sci-Fi Channel's first miniseries production adapts Frank Herbert's esteemed futuristic novel Dune into a six-hour epic. When House Atreides lead by the noble Duke Leto Atreides (Academy award-winner William Hurt) gains control of the universe's most powerful commodity -- Spice -- rival House Harkonnen begins plotting their revenge. As a result, Duke Atreides' mistress (Saskia Reeves), a magical Bene Gesserit witch, and their son Paul (Alec Newman) must flee into the dangerous, worm-infested dunes where they find help from an ancient civilization that engages in guerilla warfare. As the political agenda of the reigning emperor unfolds, Paul is enlightened about his powers in the world and those of the mysterious Navigators of Spacing Guild. The series is written and directed by John Harrison who had considerable help from an award-winning production team including three-time Academy award-winning cinematographer Vittorio Storaro (The Last Emperor, Apocalypse Now). -- Jessica Frost

Moods : Other Dimensions
Themes : Heroic Mission | Space Wars
Keywords : betrayal, desert, emperor, guerrilla, mining-rights, prophecy, revenge, sand-dune, spices, spiritual-awakening, witch
Science Fiction, Sci-Fi Action, Space Adventure 
William Hurt
Julie Cox
Laura Burton
Giancarlo Giannini
Matt Keeslar ... Feyd
Barbara Kodetova
Ian McNeice
P.H. Moriarty
Alec Newman
Saskia Reeves ... Jessica
Klara Issova ... Servant Girl
1046 4/4
AMG SYNOPSIS: Acclaimed auteur Christopher Nolan (Memento, The Prestige, The Dark Knight) wrote and directed this historical thriller about the Dunkirk evacuation during the early days of World War II. When 400,000 British and Allied troops end up trapped on the beaches of Dunkirk, France, following a catastrophic defeat, a number of civilian boats set out to rescue them before they are decimated by the approaching Nazi forces. Fionn Whitehead, Tom Glynn-Carney, Jack Lowden, Harry Styles, Aneurin Barnard, James D'Arcy, Barry Keoghan, Kenneth Branagh, Cillian Murphy, Mark Rylance, and Tom Hardy star. --

Moods : Nail-biters | Triumph of the Spirit
Themes : Great Battles | Heroic Mission | War At Sea | War in the Sky
Keywords : beach, retreat [withdrawal], trapped, world-war
Attributes : High Artistic Quality, High Budget, High Production Values
Action, Historical Film, War, Escape Film, War Drama 
Tom Hardy ... Farrier
Jack Lowden ... Collins
Harry Styles ... Alex
Aneurin Barnard ... Gibson
James D'Arcy ... Colonel Winnant
Barry Keoghan ... George
Kenneth Branagh ... Commander Bolton
Mark Rylance ... Mr. Dawson
Lee Armstrong ... Grenadier
Luke Y. Thompson ... Warrant Officer
Bobby Lockwood ... Able Seaman
Tom Nolan ... Lieutenant
Matthew Marsh ... Rear Admiral
Cillian Murphy ... Shivering Soldier
Adam Long ... Sub-Lieutenant
Miranda Nolan ... Nurse
Bradley Hall ... Sailor
Michael Fox ... Engineer
Brian Vernel ... Highlander 1
Elliott Tittensor ... Highlander 2
Kevin Guthrie ... Highlander 3
Jochum ten Haaf ... Dutch Seaman
Richard Sanderson ... Heinkel Spotter
Kim Hartman ... Stewardess
Bill Milner ... Lone Private
Eric Richard ... Man at Railway Window
1115 1/4
AMG SYNOPSIS: John Hughes re-works his already over-used formulas from Planes, Trains, and Automobiles, and Uncle Buck in this bald-faced rip-off directed by Peter Faiman. Ed O'Neill stars as working stiff Dutch Dooley. Dutch is in love with Natalie (JoBeth Williams), who is recovering from a failed marriage to the priggish Reed (Christopher McDonald). Her 13-year-old son Doyle (Ethan Randall) blames Natalie for the break-up of the marriage. Doyle is an effete and snobbish rich kid betraying inflections of William F. Buckley. When he refuses to join his mother for Thanksgiving, Dutch heads off to Doyle's Atlanta boarding school to kidnap him and force him to go on a ride to Chicago to spend Thanksgiving with his mother. Doyle hates Dutch for his loutish working-class ways, but when the vengeful teenager destroys Dutch's car, the two must join forces to get to Chicago by any means necessary. Along the way the two learn to love and respect each other. --

Themes : Nothing Goes Right | Obsessive Quests
Keywords : class-clash, culture-clash, road-trip, son, Thanksgiving, car, boarding-school, kidnapping
Comedy, Odd Couple Film, Road Movie 
Ed O'Neill ... Dutch
JoBeth Williams ... Natalie
Christopher McDonald ... Reed
Ari Meyers ... Brock
Elizabeth Daily ... Hailey
L. Scott Caldwell ... Homeless Woman
David James Alexander ... 1st Man
Ross Borden ... 2nd Man
Lisa Figus ... Party Woman
Kathleen Freeman ... Gritzi
Cedering Fox ... Party Woman
Shelby Leverington ... Party Woman
Kyle Fredericks ... Maid
Laura Brumage ... Party Guest
Will Nipper ... Teddy
Robert Sutherland Telfer ... Schoolboy
Patrika Darbo ... Greasy Spoon Waitress
Ron Payne ... Greasy Spoon Cook
Tom Chatlos ... Customer at Counter
Ina Edell ... Woman at Counter
Warren Rice ... Man at Booth
Mickey Jones ... Truck Driver
Brenda Pickleman ... Motel Waitress
Jerry Darr ... White Man on Bus
Vincent Craig Dupree ... Black Man on Bus
Sam Menning ... Elderly Man
Tracy Connor ... Gas Station Waitress
Theresa Bell ... Grace
Pat Asanti ... Watchman
Barry Doe ... Watchman
Phyllis Franklin ... Yuppie Waitress
J.C. MacKenzie ... Mike Malloy
Ann Hearn ... Riva Malloy
Gene Whittington ... Homeless Father
Jesshaye Callier ... Homeless Child
Jack Murdock ... Homeless Man
Jackie Lee Sander ... 2nd Truck Driver
Joe Baker ... Party Butler
219 4/4
E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial 
AMG SYNOPSIS: Both a classic movie for kids and a remarkable portrait of childhood, E.T. is a sci-fi adventure that captures that strange moment in youth when the world is a place of mysterious possibilities (some wonderful, some awful), and the universe seems somehow separate from the one inhabited by grown-ups. Henry Thomas plays Elliott, a young boy living with his single mother (Dee Wallace), his older brother Michael (Robert MacNaughton), and his younger sister Gertie (Drew Barrymore). Elliott often seems lonely and out of sorts, lost in his own world. One day, while looking for something in the back yard, he senses something mysterious in the woods watching him. And he's right: an alien spacecraft on a scientific mission mistakenly left behind an aging botanist who isn't sure how to get home. Eventually Elliott puts his fears aside and makes contact with the "little squashy guy," perhaps the least threatening alien invader ever to hit a movie screen. As Elliott tries to keep the alien under wraps and help him figure out a way to get home, he discovers that the creature can communicate with him telepathically. Soon they begin to learn from each other, and Elliott becomes braver and less threatened by life. E.T. rigs up a communication device from junk he finds around the house, but no one knows if he'll be rescued before a group of government scientists gets hold of him. In 2002, Steven Spielberg re-released E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial in a revised edition, with several deleted scenes restored and digitally refurbished special effects. -- Mark Deming

Moods : Fantastic Reality | Pick-Me-Ups
Themes : Benign Aliens | Sibling Relationships | Managing Parental Relationships [k] | Fish Out of Water | Heroic Mission | Single Parents
Keywords : alien [not human], close-encounter, stranded, friendship, scientist, UFO (Unidentified Flying Object), childhood-adventures
Attributes : High Artistic Quality, High Budget, High Historical Importance, High Production Values
Children's/Family, Science Fiction, Children's Fantasy, Sci-Fi Adventure 
Henry Thomas ... Elliott
Peter Coyote ... Keys
Robert MacNaughton ... Michael
Drew Barrymore ... Gertie
Debra Winger ... E.T. [uncredited]
K.C. Martel ... Greg
Sean Frye ... Steve
Erika Eleniak ... Pretty girl
David O'Dell ... Schoolboy
Richard Swingler ... Science teacher
Frank Toth ... Policeman
Robert Barton ... Ultra sound man
C. Thomas Howell ... Tyler
Tamara de Treaux ... Special E.T. Movement
1123 3/4
Early Man 
AMG SYNOPSIS: In this stop-motion animated comedy set in prehistoric times, a tribe of primitive hunters are displaced from their homes by emissaries from a distant empire that has mastered bronze-making. However, a tribesman named Dug (voice of Eddie Redmayne) tries to win his home back by challenging the invaders to a game of soccer. Directed by Nick Park, best known as the creator of the beloved animated duo Wallace and Gromit. Tom Hiddleston, Maisie Williams, Timothy Spall, and Richard Ayoade also lend their voices. --

Moods : Young and Old Alike
Themes : Culture Clash | Fantasy Lands | Feuds | Finding a Way Back Home
Keywords : Bronze-Age, caveman, lord, prehistoric, Stone-Age, tribe
Children's/Family, Comedy, Adventure Comedy, Family-Oriented Comedy 
Maisie Williams ... Goona
Eddie Redmayne ... Dug
Tom Hiddleston ... Lord Nooth
Richard Ayoade ... Treebor
Timothy Spall ... Chief Bobnar
Miriam Margolyes ... Queen Oofeefa
Rob Brydon ... Message Bird, Brian
Kayvan Novak ... Dino
Johnny Vegas ... Asbo
Gina Yashere ... Gravelle
Simon Greenall ... Eemak & Thongo
Nick Park ... Hognob
Ben Whitehead
220 4/4
East of Eden 
AMG SYNOPSIS: This truncated screen version of John Steinbeck's best-seller was the first starring vehicle for explosive 1950s screen personality James Dean, who plays Cal Trask, the "bad" son of taciturn Salinas valley lettuce farmer Adam Trask (Raymond Massey). Although he means well, Cal can't stay out of trouble, nor is he able to match the esteem in which his father holds his "good" brother Aron (Richard Davalos). Only Aron's girlfriend Abra (Julie Harris) and kindly old sheriff Sam Burl Ives) can see the essential goodness in the troublesome Cal. When Adam invests in a chancy and wholly unsuccessful method of shipping his crops east, his wealth plummets. In an effort to save the business, Cal obtains money from his estranged mother (the proprietor of a whorehouse) and invests it in a risky new bean crop. The gamble pays off (thanks in no small part to the war), but Adam refuses to take the money from Cal, and the resultant quarrel causes Adam to have a stroke. Released the same year as Rebel Without a Cause, East of Eden provided Dean with his first Oscar nomination, for Best Actor. -- Hal Erickson

Moods : A Good Cry
Themes : Families in Crisis | Fathers and Sons | Sibling Relationships | Generation Gap
Keywords : family, farming, father, rebel, brother, small-town, sibling, love, teenagers, brothel, family-tragedy, mother, parent
Attributes : High Production Values
Drama, Family Drama, Rural Drama, Americana 
Julie Harris ... Abra
James Dean ... Cal Trask
Raymond Massey ... Adam Trask
Burl Ives ... Sam, the Sheriff
Jo Van Fleet ... Kate
Albert Dekker ... Will Hamilton
Lois Smith ... Ann
Timothy Carey ... Joe
Mario Siletti ... Piscora
Lonny Chapman ... Roy
Nick Dennis ... Rantani
Harry Cording
Jonathan Haze ... Piscora's Son
Frank Mazzola ... Student
Barbara Baxley ... Nurse
1159 3/4
AMG SYNOPSIS: A Korean-American teenager (Jamie Chung) who was kidnapped and forced into prostitution uses her cunning to rise through the ranks of the very organization that took away her freedom in this topical drama based on a true story. --

Moods : Food for Thought
Themes : Kidnapping | Prostitutes | Woman In Jeopardy
Keywords : kidnapping, Korean-American, prostitute/prostitution, survivor
Drama, Psychological Drama, Social Problem Film 
Jamie Chung ... Eden
Matt O'Leary ... Vaughan
Beau Bridges ... Bob Gault
Scott Mechlowicz ... Jesse
Tantoo Cardinal ... The Nurse
Naama Kates ... Svetlana
Laura Kai Chen ... Oma
1076 1/4
Eden Lake 
AMG SYNOPSIS: A romantic weekend in the woods turns into a bloody struggle for survival when a vacationing couple finds their campsite surrounded by an aggressive gang of obnoxious adolescents in the feature directorial debut of My Little Eye screenwriter James Watkins. All nursery school teacher Jenny and her boyfriend, Steve, wanted was a quiet weekend alone, and what better setting for such a romantic retreat than a quiet lake surrounded by a vast forest? Just as Steve is preparing to propose to Jenny, however, their blissful moment of peace is rudely interrupted when their campsite is encircled by a gang of particularly unruly teens. After the kids provoke the couple by stealing their belongings and vandalizing their car, the situation turns deadly serious as Steve attempts to confront them and suffers a terrible beating. Now it's up to Jenny to flee from her tormentors under the shroud of darkness and make her way to the nearest town, though what she finds there may well be worse than what's waiting for her back in the woods. --

Moods : Blood and Gore
Themes : Nightmare Vacations | Trapped or Confined
Keywords : boyfriend, girlfriend, knife, terror
Horror, Sadistic Horror 
Kelly Reilly ... Jenny
Michael Fassbender ... Steve
Jack O'Connell
Thomas Turgoose
Finn Atkins
Jumayn Hunter
221 3/4
Eight Men Out 
AMG SYNOPSIS: Writer/director John Sayles' dramatization of the most infamous episode in professional sports -- the fix of the 1919 World Series -- is considered by many to be among his best films and arguably the best baseball movie ever made. This adaptation of Eliot Asinof's definitive study of the scandal shows how athletes of another era were a different breed from the well-paid stars of later years. The Chicago White Sox owner, Charlie Comiskey (Clifton James), is portrayed as a skinflint with little inclination to reward his team for their spectacular season. When a gambling syndicate led by Arnold Rothstein (Michael Lerner) gets wind of the players' discontent, it offers a select group of stars -- including pitcher Eddie Cicotte (Sayles regular David Strathairn), infielder Buck Weaver (John Cusack), and outfielder "Shoeless" Joe Jackson (D.B. Sweeney) -- more money to play badly than they would have earned to try to win the Series against the Cincinnati Reds. Sayles cast the story with actors who look and perform like real jocks, and added a colorful supporting cast that includes Studs Terkel as reporter Hugh Fullerton and Sayles himself as Ring Lardner. -- Tom Wiener

Themes : Cons and Scams | Baseball Players | Crisis of Conscience | Scandals and Cover-Ups
Keywords : accusation, baseball, fixed [corruption], gambling, owner, scandal, illiteracy, trial [courtroom], sportswriter
Attributes : Sleeper
Drama, Sports Drama, Americana, Period Film 
John Cusack ... Buck Weaver
Clifton James ... Charles Comiskey
David Strathairn ... Eddie Cicotte
Christopher Lloyd ... Bill Burns
D.B. Sweeney ... "Shoeless" Joe Jackson
John Mahoney ... Kid Gleason
Michael Lerner ... Arnold Rothstein
Charlie Sheen ... Hap Felsch
Gordon Clapp ... Ray Schalk
Don Harvey ... Swede Risberg
Michael Rooker ... Chick Gandil
Perry Lang ... Fred McMullin
James Read ... Lefty Williams
Jace Alexander ... Dickie Kerr
Richard Edson ... Billy Maharg
Bill Irwin ... Eddie Collins
Michael Mantell ... Abe Attell
Kevin Tighe ... Sport Sullivan
Studs Terkel ... Hugh Fullerton
John Anderson ... Judge Kenesaw Mountain Landis
John Sayles ... Ring Lardner
Wendy Makkena ... Kate Jackson
Maggie Renzi ... Rose Cicotte
Brad Armacost ... Attendant
Eliot Asinof ... Heydler
Clyde Bassett ... Ban Jonson
David Carpenter
Max Chiddester ... Nash
John Craig ... Rothstein's Lawyer
Dick Cusack ... Judge Friend
Jim Desmond ... Smitty
Barbara Garrick ... Helen Weaver
Jack George
Patrick Grant ... Irish tenor
Brad Griffith ... Reporter
Lee Anne Harris ... Singer
Michael Harris ... Writer
David Hinman ... Announcer
Bill Jennings ... Chicago Umpire
Rich Komenich ... Jury Foreman
Tim Laughter ... Betting Man
Tom Marshall ... Browns Umpire
Jim Martindale ... Cincinnati Umpire
Robert Motz ... D.A.
Philip Murphy ... Jimmy
J. Dennis Newman ... Reds Player
Michael Preston ... New Jersey Fans
Eaton Randles ... Clerk
B.J. Davis ... Enemy Fan
Dana Roi ... Woman in Bar
Steve Salge ... Reporter
Jim Stark ... Reporter
Tay Strathairn ... Bucky
Josh Thompson ... Winslow
Jesse Vincent ... Scooter
Robert Walsh
Julie Whitney ... Woman in Bar
Charles Siebert II ... Reds Catcher
Ken Berry ... Heckler
Brad Garrett ... PeeWee
Michael Laskin ... Austrian
Richard Lynch ... Writer
Randle Mell ... Ahearn
Stephen Mendillo ... Monk
Danton Stone ... Hired Killer
Nancy Travis ... Lyria Williams
Garry Williams
222 1/4
AMG SYNOPSIS: Daredevil's main squeeze gets resurrected in her own flick with this spin-off martial arts actioner from director Rob Bowman (Reign of Fire, The X-Files: Fight the Future). Jennifer Garner returns to the role of Elektra Natchios, a hired assassin whose origins are finally revealed after her old ninja clan the Hand brings her back from the dead to serve their evil purposes. Reunited with her old sensei, Stick (Terence Stamp), Elektra leaves the past behind her and is eventually given an assignment to kill Mark Miller (Goran Visnjic) and his daughter, Abby (Kristin Prout). When her conscience gets the best of her and she decides to protect them instead, it's up to the Hand's top assassins to track her down and finish the job. Fans of Marvel Comics might recognize Natassia Malthe as Typhoid Mary, another nemesis of Daredevil that joins in the hunt, along with other masters of the dark mystic arts, Tattoo (Chris Ackerman), Stone (Bob Sapp), and the Hand's fearsome leader, Kirigi (Will Yun Lee). -- Jeremy Wheeler

Moods : Adrenaline Rush
Themes : Fathers and Daughters | Hired Killers | Lone Wolves | Ninjas | Psychic Abilities
Keywords : Ninja, Superhero, assassination, mentor, mysticism
Action, Superhero Film 
Jennifer Garner ... Elektra Natchios
Goran Visnjic ... Mark Miller
Will Yun Lee ... Kirigi
Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa ... Roshi
Terence Stamp ... Stick
Kirsten Prout ... Abby
Natassia Malthe ... Typhoid
Bob Sapp ... Stone
Hiro Kanagawa ... Kinkou
Colin Cunningham ... McCabe
Jason Isaacs ... DeMarco (Uncredited)
Edson T. Ribeiro ... Kinkou
Mark Houghton ... Bauer
Laura Ward ... Young Elektra
Kurt Max Runte ... Nikolas Natchios
Nathaniel Arcand ... Hand Ninja #1
Kevan Ohtsji ... Roshi Servant
Ian Tracey ... Pool Shark
Kendall Cross ... First Paramedic
Ty Olsson ... Second Paramedic
Nancy Wetzel ... Third Paramedic
Paul Wu ... Fight Instructor
Marke Driesschen ... Weatherman
223 2/4
AMG SYNOPSIS: For his sophomore stab at directing, actor/writer/director Jon Favreau (Swingers, Made), took on this holiday comedy starring Saturday Night Live-alum Will Ferrell. Ferrell stars as Buddy, a regular-sized man who was raised as an elf by Santa Claus (Edward Asner). When the news is finally broken to Buddy that he's not a real elf, he decides to head back to his place of birth, New York City, in search of his biological family. Elf also stars James Caan, Mary Steenburgen, Zooey Deschanel, and Bob Newhart. -- Matthew Tobey

Moods : Fantastic Reality | Pick-Me-Ups
Themes : Fish Out of Water | Saintly Fools | Discovering One's Heritage | Arrested Adolescence | Adoption | Fathers and Sons
Keywords : elf, Christmas, Christmas-spirit, department-store, holiday, Santa-Claus, adoption, publishing-house
Children's/Family, Comedy, Family-Oriented Comedy, Fantasy Comedy, Holiday Film 
Will Ferrell ... Buddy
James Caan ... Walter
Mary Steenburgen ... Emily
Bob Newhart ... Papa Elf
Zooey Deschanel ... Jovie
Daniel Tay ... Michael
Faizon Love ... Gimbels Manager
Peter Dinklage ... Miles Finch
Amy Sedaris ... Deb
Michael Lerner ... Fulton
Andy Richter ... Morris
Jon Favreau ... Doctor
Kyle Gass
Leon Redbone ... Leon the Snowman
224 2/4
The Emperor's New Groove 
AMG SYNOPSIS: A ruler learns how the other half lives -- the animal half, that is -- in this animated comedy-adventure from the Walt Disney Studios. Kuzco (voice of David Spade) is the young emperor of an Inca nation who takes a self-centered joy in the troubles of others. Not surprisingly, Kuzco's attitudes have earned the enmity of many of his subjects, including Yzma (voice of Eartha Kitt), a sorceress who wants to seize power away from the emperor after he relieved her of her royal duties, declaring she was too old and unattractive to do the job. Yzma and her musclebound assistant Kronk (voice of Patrick Warburton) hatch a plan to poison Kuzco and take the throne, but thanks to a mistake on Kronk's part, Kuzco isn't killed -- he's instead turned into a talking llama. Kronk can't bring himself to kill the llama, and instead sends the former emperor into the jungle to fend for himself. Kuzco doesn't do too well as a llama until he runs into Pacha (voice of John Goodman), a poor farmer whose property Kuzco once planned to take over for a vacation home. Soft-hearted Pacha agrees to help the emperor-turned-llama find his way back home where, hopefully, another sorcerer can reverse the spell, but once they hit the road, they discover Yzma and Kronk are looking for them, with Yzma determined to finish the assassination she started. Pop star Sting composed several original songs for The Emperor's New Groove, which during its long and troubled production had previously been announced as Kingdom in the Sun and Kingdom of the Sun. -- Mark Deming

Moods : Fantastic Reality
Themes : Witches
Keywords : emperor, exile, Inca, sorceress, spell [magic]
Children's/Family, Fantasy, Animated Musical, Children's Fantasy 
David Spade ... Kuzko
John Goodman ... Pacha
Eartha Kitt ... Yzma
Patrick Warburton ... Kronk
Wendie Malick ... Chica
225 2/4
AMG SYNOPSIS: A man who has made good in an illegal business discovers going straight is a more complicated matter than he imagined in this urban drama. Victor Rosa (John Leguizamo) is a drug dealer who has made a small fortune selling a heroin-based drug cocktail he's concocted called "Empire." Victor doesn't see himself as a dope pusher; instead, he considers himself an entrepreneur and a businessman who is simply making the most of the economic opportunities presented to him in the ghetto. Through his girlfriend Carmen (Delilah Cotto), Victor makes the acquaintance of Jack Wimmer (Peter Sarsgaard), an upscale investment banker who admires Victor's business savvy and street smarts. Victor is interested in getting out of drug dealing and into a legitimate business, and when Jack offers Victor the chance to buy into a new business, Victor eagerly accepts and makes a good profit in the deal. After this, Victor is all the more enthusiastic when Jack gives him the opportunity to invest in a much bigger project; the price, however, is more than Victor can afford, and he has to borrow from another high-stakes drug dealer, La Columbiana (Isabella Rossellini) in order to make the nut. It isn't long before Victor learns La Columbiana is not a good person to be in debt to -- and that Jack may not be all he imagined him to be. Empire marked the directorial debut of dancer and choreographer Franc Reyes; the supporting cast includes Denise Richards, Sonia Braga, Ruben Blades, and rapper Fat Joe. -- Mark Deming

Themes : Cons and Scams | Drug Trade | Out For Revenge | Going Straight
Keywords : double-cross, drug-dealer, gangster, ghetto, Latino/Latina, underworld, yuppies
Crime, Crime Drama, Urban Drama 
John Leguizamo ... Victor
Peter Sarsgaard ... Jack
Denise Richards
Vincent Laresca ... Jimmy
Delilah Cotto ... Carmen
Isabella Rossellini ... La Columbiana
Rubén Blades
Rafael Baez ... Jay
Fat Joe ... Tito
Nestor Serrano
Stracy Diaz ... Gina
Granville Adams
226 1/4
Employee of the Month 
AMG SYNOPSIS: When a pair of ultra-competitive clerks at a discount super store discovers that a beautiful, newly-transferred cashier has a reputation for only dating employees who have won the coveted Employee of the Month award, their desperate efforts to earn the title and get the girl lead to a hilarious war of one-upmanship in this winner-takes-all comedy starring Dane Cook, Jessica Simpson, and Dax Shepard. Zack Bradley (Cook) and Vince Downey (Shepard) have been working at the cavernous Super Club for ten years and counting, but while the ambitious Vince has advanced to the position of head cashier and landed 17 consecutive "E of M" awards, laid-back Zack is content to simply sit back and enjoy the company of his fellow box boys. Longtime rivals whose conflicting attitudes as to what constitutes success has led to more than a few conflicts, Vince and Zack find their bitter battle for Super Club supremacy coming to a head when attractive new employee Amy (Simpson) transfers over from another store. When word quickly spreads that Amy only has eyes for the cream of the crop, slacker Zack attempts to clean up his act and break free from his box boy roots while uptight Vince tries to impress by maintaining his top dog position and keep cool in the face of competition. -- Jason Buchanan

Moods : Just for Fun
Themes : Boss from Hell | Love Triangles | Success is the Best Revenge
Keywords : cashier, competition, employee, love-triangle, slacker, store
Comedy, Workplace Comedy, Romantic Comedy 
Dane Cook ... Zack Bradley
Jessica Simpson ... Amy Renfro
Dax Shepard ... Vince Downey
Andy Dick ... Lon
Tim Bagley ... Glen Gary
Brian George ... Iqbal
Marcello Thedford ... Serri
Danny Woodburn ... Glen Ross
Harland Williams ... Russell
Sean Whalen ... Dirk
Victor Izay ... Greeter (Jerry)
Marc Mouchet ... Gene
Kathleen Arc ... Grumpy Lady
John Hardman ... Balding Customer
Deryle J. Lujan ... Checker 1
Jenny Gabrielle ... Checker 3
Taylor Warden ... Lost Boy
Susse Budde ... Lost Kid's Mom
Shirly Brener ... Attrative Woman (Eyeglasses)
William Sterchi ... Umpire
227 1/4
End of Days 
AMG SYNOPSIS: 1999 proved a banner year for screen portrayals of Satan's love life: first his relationship with Saddam Hussein went under the microscope in South Park: Bigger, Longer and Uncut, and a few months later his search for a girl to settle down with became the basis of this thriller. With the millennium approaching, a series of disturbing signs suggests that Satan (here played by Gabriel Byrne) has returned to Earth and is walking the streets of New York City. It seems that Satan needs to find a woman who will bear his child, as the time for the arrival of the anti-Christ draws near. A woman named Christine (Robin Tunney) believes that she has seen the Devil and felt his presence, and it's up to Jericho Cane (Arnold Schwarzenegger), a former policeman turned elite bodyguard, to keep her safe from The Dark Lord. End of Days was both directed and photographed by Peter Hyams; Kevin Pollak, Renee Olstead, and Udo Kier are among the supporting cast. -- Mark Deming

Moods : Tough Guys
Themes : End of the World | Heroic Mission | Race Against Time | Haunted By the Past | Devil Worship
Keywords : Satan, doom, evil, faith, religion, protection, bodyguard
Action, Action Thriller, Supernatural Horror 
Arnold Schwarzenegger ... Jericho Cane
Gabriel Byrne ... The Man
Robin Tunney ... Christine York
Kevin Pollak ... Chicago
CCH Pounder ... Det. Margie Francis
Rod Steiger ... Father Kovak
David Weisenberg ... OB/GYN
Rainer Judd ... Christine's Mother
Miriam Margolyes ... Mabel
Udo Kier ... Head Priest
Luciano Miele ... Pope's Advisor
Michael O'Hagan ... Cardinal
Mark Margolis ... Pope
Jack Shearer ... Kellogg
Derrick O'Connor ... Thomas Aquinas
Eve Sigall ... Old Woman
Victor Varnado ... Albino
Robert Lesser ... Carson
Lloyd Garroway ... Utility Worker #1
John Neilson ... Hospital Worker
Ioannis Bogris ... Skateboarder
Elaine Corral ... Anchor
Renee Olstead ... Amy
228 2/4
Ender's Game 
AMG SYNOPSIS: A brilliant young strategist rises to the top of his class in Battle School while training to defend Earth against hostile aliens intent on exterminating the entire human race in this sci-fi epic based on the celebrated novel. In the not-too-distant future, our planet has come under attack from a malevolent race of aliens known as the Formics. Incredibly, fearless International Fleet Commander Mazer Rackham (Ben Kingsley) sent them fleeing back into the stars, becoming a living legend in the process. But decorated Colonel Hyrum Graff (Harrison Ford) knows that the Formics will soon return even stronger than they were before, and he's determined to find a new hero who can meet them head on. Enter Ender Wiggin (Asa Butterfield), a modest young man with vast untapped potential. Upon being recruited into Battle School, Ender partakes in a grueling series of simulations, effortlessly mastering every challenge presented to him. Celebrated by his peers and respected by his superiors, Ender is quickly promoted to Command School, where the one and only Mazer Rackham provides him with the knowledge and tools needed to save mankind from certain extinction. As the final battle approaches, Ender prepares to embrace his destiny as one of the greatest heroes in the history of planet Earth. -- Jason Buchanan

Moods : Other Dimensions
Themes : Chosen One | Evil Aliens | Space Wars
Keywords : alien [not human], battle [war], boy, invasion, war, game, General
Action, Adventure, Science Fiction, Alien Film, Sci-Fi Action 
Asa Butterfield ... Ender Wiggin
Harrison Ford ... Colonel Hyrum Graff
Hailee Steinfeld ... Petra Arkanian
Abigail Breslin ... Valentine Wiggin
Ben Kingsley ... Mazer Rackham
Viola Davis ... Major Gwen Anderson
Moisés Arias ... Bonzo Madrid
Jimmy "Jax" Pinchak ... Peter Wiggin
Suraj Parthasarathy ... Alai
Conor Carroll ... Bernard
Aramis Knight ... Bean
Nonso Anozie ... Sergeant Dap
Tony Mirrcandani ... Admiral Chjamrajnager
Edrick Browne ... Eros Tech Officer Hendee
Han Soto ... Lieutenant Soto
Jasmine Kaur ... Professor
Wendy Miklovic ... Female Doctor
Kyle Clements ... Young Mazer Rackham
Brandon Soo Hoo ... Fly Molo
Andrea Powell ... Theresa Wiggin
Stevie Ray Dallimore ... John Wiggin
Cameron Gaskins ... Slattery (Leopard Army)
Caleb Thaggard ... Stilson
Chris Coakley ... Stilson Buddy #1
Chase Walker ... Stilson Buddy #2
Gavin Hood ... Giant
229 3/4
AMG SYNOPSIS: Vantage Point director Pete Travis turns his attention from high-profile political assassinations to the high-risk talks that ushered in the end of apartheid while securing the release of Nelson Mandela in this historical drama starring William Hurt, Chiwetel Ejiofer, Mark Strong, and Johnny Lee Miller. The time is the late '80s, a crucial period in the history of South Africa. President P.W. Botha is hanging on to power by a thread as the African National Congress (ANC) takes up arms against apartheid and the country tumbles toward insurrection. A British mining concern called Consolidated Gold is convinced that their interests would be better served in a stable South Africa, and they quietly dispatch Michael Young, their head of public affairs, to open an unofficial dialogue between the bitter rivals. Assembling a reluctant yet brilliant team to pave the way to reconciliation by confronting obstacles that initially seem insurmountable, Young places his trust in ANC leader Thabo Mbeki and Afrikaner philosophy professor Willie Esterhuyse. It is their empathy that will ultimately serve as the catalyst for change by proving more powerful than the terrorist bombs that threaten to disrupt the peaceful dialogue. As the story shifts between Mandela's jail cell, Botha's chambers, ANC headquarters, and a rented car occupied by a British bureaucrat, the prospect for peace becomes more than just a distant hope. -- Jason Buchanan

Themes : Political Unrest
Keywords : Apartheid, mining-rights, peace, South-Africa
Historical Film, Thriller, Ensemble Film, Period Film, Political Thriller 
William Hurt ... Prof. Willie Esterhuyse
Chiwetel Ejiofor ... Thabo Mbeki
Jonny Lee Miller ... Michael Young
Clarke Peters ... Nelson Mandela
John Kani ... Oliver Tambo
Derek Jacobi ... Rudolph Agnew
Timothy West ... P.W. Botha
Matthew Marsh ... F.W. de Klerk
Mike Huff ... Willem de Klerk
Stephen Jennings ... Kobie Coetsee
Patrick Lyster ... Sampie Terreblanche
Ramon Tikaram ... Aziz Pahad
Danny Scheinmann ... Albie Sachs
Amelia Bullmore ... Gill
David Henry ... Professor Marinus Wiechers
Trevor Sellers ... Tony Trew
Moshidi Motshegwa ... Sebolela
Bo Petersen ... Esterhuyse's Wife
Gabriele Scheibert ... Esterhuyse's Daughter
Celia Ncalane ... Akoko
Thomas Lockyer ... Anthony Sampson
Langley Kirkwood ... Warrant Officer Swart
Chumani Pan ... Youth #1 (Shabeen)
Lihle Bangani ... Nkosi
Jacques Strydom ... Policeman
Karl Thaning ... President's Agent (De Klerkvv)
Grant Brett Swanby ... President's Agent (Botha)
Faith Ndukwana ... Winnie Mandela
Faniswa Yisa ... Woman Pick-up Driver
230 1/4
Enemy at the Gates 
AMG SYNOPSIS: A turning point in 20th century war history is the focus of this fact-based account of the 1942-1943 battle of Stalingrad, in which the Germans were finally defeated by Russian influence -- one of the bloodiest battles in World War II history. The film stars Jude Law as Vassili, a marksman from the Urals who is transported to Stalingrad in 1942, and a master German sniper, Major Koenig (Ed Harris). Koenig, an expert German sniper, is determined to eliminate his formidable opponent by any means necessary; meanwhile, Vassili has joined forces with Danilov (Joseph Fiennes), a young Russian political adversary, who is impressed by Vassili's skills and raises his profile in the Soviet Union. Both Vassili and Danilov become involved with Tanya (Rachel Weisz), whose Jewish parents have been captured by the Germans and have forced her to take up with the men on a sniper expedition. Koenig and Vassili begin to develop traps for each other, until fate inevitably must bring the two sharpshooters together. This large-scale production, financed mostly by Teuton companies, also features Bob Hoskins as Nikita Krushchev and Ron Perlman as an aging Russian sniper. -- Jason Clark

Moods : Nail-biters
Themes : Great Battles | Faltering Friendships | Love Triangles
Keywords : battle [war], German [nationality], Jewish, marksman, nobility, Russian [nationality], shepherd, sniper, trap, world-war
War, War Epic, Combat Films, War Romance 
Joseph Fiennes ... Danilov
Jude Law ... Vassili Zaitsev
Rachel Weisz ... Tania
Bob Hoskins ... Khrushchev
Ed Harris ... Konig
Ron Perlman ... Koulikov
Eva Mattes ... Mother Filipov
Matthias Habich ... General von Paulus
Sophie Rois ... Ludmilla
Mikhail Matveev ... Vassili's grandfather
231 2/4
AMG SYNOPSIS: After a long career playing good guys, Sean Connery gets to have some fun playing a crook for a change in the romantic crime thriller Entrapment -- and he even gets to break the law with the lovely Catherine Zeta-Jones. When a priceless Rembrandt painting is stolen from a New York skyscraper in a daring and technically sophisticated robbery, ace insurance investigator Virginia "Gin" Baker (Catherine Zeta-Jones) begins looking into the matter and is soon convinced it's the work of master art thief Robert "Mac" MacDougal (Sean Connery). Gin thinks the best way to get the goods on Mac (and perhaps recover the painting) is to work her way inside his operation, so she locates him in London and, posing as a fellow art thief, offers to work as his partner. While Mac is smart enough to not accept an offer like that from just anyone, most thieves don't look as good as Gin does in a leotard, and she soon proves an able assistant in a shakedown robbery where they pinch a rare Chinese mask from a British museum. After this success, Mac agrees to join forces with Gin for what is literally the heist of the millenium -- as Midnight rolls around in Kuala Lumpur on December 31, 1999, the security computers in a major multinational banking facility will be breached for a split second as the computers roll over to a new program for Y2K. Is that long enough for Gin and Mac to nab $8 billion in bank transfers? Is 14 days long enough to prepare for a robbery of this scale? And will Mac and Gin's professional relationship pave the way for some capers in the bedroom? In addition to playing the male lead, Sean Connery also co-produced this film; the supporting cast includes Ving Rhames and Maury Chaykin. -- Mark Deming

Moods : Nail-biters
Themes : Perfect Crime | Art Theft | Bank Robbery | Cons and Scams | One Last Heist
Keywords : insurance-investigator, painting, thief, art-theft, computers, entrapment, partner, security-system, skyscraper
Crime, Caper, Crime Thriller 
Sean Connery ... Robert MacDougal
Catherine Zeta-Jones ... Gin Baker
Ving Rhames ... Thibadeaux
Will Patton ... Cruz
Maury Chaykin ... Conrad Greene
1201 3/4
The Equalizer 2 
AMG SYNOPSIS: Director Antoine Fuqua reunites with Denzel Washington in this sequel to 2014’s The Equalizer. Washington resumes his role as Robert McCall: a retired CIA Black Ops operative who works as a security guard and moonlights as a vigilante. When his long-time friend Melissa Leo Susan Plummer) is murdered, he embarks on a relentless, globe-trotting quest for vengeance. -- Augustine Chay

Moods : Only Human
Themes : Miscarriage of Justice
Keywords : exploitation, justice, love, oppression, police
Action, Crime, Crime Thriller 
Denzel Washington ... Robert McCall
Pedro Pascal ... Dave York
Ashton Sanders ... Miles
Bill Pullman ... Brian Plummer
Melissa Leo ... Susan Plummer
Sakina Jaffrey ... Fatima
Jonathan Scarfe ... Resnick
Orson Bean ... Sam Rubinstein
Abigail Marlowe ... Jana Calbert
Jay Hieron ... Harried Man
Kazy Tauginas ... Ari
Andrei Arlovski ... Russian Mobster
Joseph Oliveira ... Mario
Alexa Giuffre ... Woman Lyft Passenger
Tamara Hickey ... Grace
Liam McNeill ... Vegan Guy
Richard Pacheco ... Apartment Resident
Maximillian McNamara ... Skinny Guy
Manny Famolare ... Apartment Resident
Omar Alex Khan ... Neighborhood Resident
Bo Cleary ... Security Guard
Lance Norris ... Hotel Guest
Brian Donovan ... Pedestrian
970 2/4
The Equalizer 
AMG SYNOPSIS: Based on the 1980s crime series of the same name, The Equalizer stars Denzel Washington as Robert McCall, a former Black Ops commando who faked his own death in hopes of living out a quiet life in Boston. However, when he comes out of his self-imposed retirement to save a young girl named Teri (Chloë Grace Moretz), he finds his thirst for justice reawakened after coming face-to-face with a syndicate of brutal Russian gangsters. Afterwards, McCall becomes the go-to man when the helpless require the kind of vengeance they would never find without his skills. --

Moods : Tough Guys
Themes : Lone Wolves
Keywords : covert-operation, government-agent
Thriller, Crime Thriller 
Denzel Washington ... Robert McCall
Marton Csokas ... Teddy
David Harbour ... Masters
Bill Pullman ... Brian Plummer
Melissa Leo ... Susan Plummer
Haley Bennett ... Mandy
David Meunier ... Slavi
Johnny Skourtis ... Ralphie
Alex Veadov ... Tevi
Vladimir Kulich ... Vladimir Pushkin
E. Roger Mitchell ... Lead Investigator
James Wilcox ... Pederson
Mike P. O'Dea ... Remar
Anastasia Mousis ... Jenny
Allen Maldonado ... Marcus
Chris Lemieux ... Jay
Mike Morrell ... HM Brian
Matt Lasky ... Marat
Shawn Fitzgibbon ... Little John Looney
Vitaliy Shtabnoy ... Andri
Timothy John Smith ... Detective Gilly
Robert Wahlberg ... Detective Harris
Steve Sweeney ... Counterman
Owen Burke ... Thief
Luz Sanchez ... Ralphie's Mom
John Romualdi ... Agent Mosley
Johnny Messner ... P&E Worker
Patrick Coppola ... Homeowner
William Xifaras ... Laborer
Jenny Johnson ... Reporter
Peter Haydu ... Bank Officer
Tait Fletcher ... Teddy's Guy
Mark Stefanich ... Teddy's Guy
Dan Bilzerian ... Teddy's Guy
Matthew Leonard ... Teddy's Guy
Elisala Baker ... Teddy's Guy
Yan Dron ... Teddy's Guy
232 1/4
AMG SYNOPSIS: Industrial Light and Magic special-effects wizard Stefen Fangmeier makes the leap into the director's chair with this coming-of-age fantasy concerning a young boy whose discovery of a mysterious dragon egg leads him on a predestined journey to become a Dragon Rider and defend his peaceful world against an evil king. Based on the best-selling novel by Christopher Paolini, Eragon tells the tale of the titular character (Ed Speleers), a humble farm boy living in the land of Alagaësia, whose life is forever changed when he discovers that he has been chosen to fight the most powerful enemy his world has ever known. Jeremy Irons, John Malkovich, and Djimon Hounsou co-star in a film produced by Davis Entertainment and adapted from the novel by screenwriters Peter Buchman, Larry Konner, and Mark Rosenthal. -- Jason Buchanan

Moods : Other Dimensions
Themes : Chosen One | Fantasy Lands | Mythical Creatures
Keywords : battle [war], dragon, farmboy, king, magic
Fantasy, Fantasy Adventure 
Ed Speleers ... Eragon
Michael A. Mehlmann ... Villager #1
Jeremy Irons ... Brom
Tamás Deák ... Villager #2
Matt Devere ... Tall Soldier
Sienna Guillory ... Arya
Mate Haumann ... Sergeant
Robert Carlyle ... Durza
Andrea Fazekas ... Horst's Wife
Djimon Hounsou ... Aihad
Caroline Chikezie ... Nasuada
Garrett Hedlund ... Murtagh
Pál Makrai ... Varden Guard
Rachel Weisz ... Saphira
John Malkovich ... King Galbatorix
Spencer Wilding ... Razac #1
Alun Armstrong ... Uncle Garrow
Maggie Baird
Gary Lewis ... Hrothgar
John Gidcomb
Richard B. Rifkin ... Horst
Julian Barnes
Steven Speirs ... Sloan
Neil Dickson
Sean Mahon
Joss Stone
Kenneth Danziger
Jean Gilpin
Mark Silverman
Peter Dennis
Martin Jarvis
Alan Shearman
Diz White
233 3/4
Erin Brockovich 
AMG SYNOPSIS: Julia Roberts stars in this legal drama based on the true story of a woman who helped win the largest settlement ever paid in a direct-action lawsuit. Erin Brockovich (Roberts) is a single mother of three who, after losing a personal injury lawsuit, asks her lawyer, Ed Masry (Albert Finney), if he can help her find a job. Ed gives her work as a file clerk in his office, and she runs across some information on a little-known case filed against Pacific Gas and Electric. Erin begins digging into the particulars of the case, convinced that the facts simply don't add up, and persuades Ed to allow her to do further research; in time, she discovers a systematic cover-up of the industrial poisoning of a city's water supply, which threatens the health of the entire community. Erin Brockovich was directed by Steven Soderbergh; Julia Roberts earned a $20 million payday for her work on the film, the highest salary paid to a female film star up to that time. -- Mark Deming

Moods : Food for Thought
Themes : Righting the Wronged | Underdogs | Down on Their Luck | Class Differences
Keywords : disease, dishonesty, family, lawsuit, lawyer, one-against-odds
Attributes : High Artistic Quality
Comedy Drama, Docudrama, Feminist Film, Courtroom Drama 
Julia Roberts ... Erin Brockovich
Albert Finney ... Ed Masry
Aaron Eckhart ... George
Marg Helgenberger ... Donna Jensen
Cherry Jones ... Pamela Duncan
Veanne Cox ... Theresa Dallavale
Conchata Ferrell ... Brenda
Tracey Walter ... Charles Embry
Peter Coyote ... Kurt Potter
Scotty Leavenworth ... Matthew
Jamie Harrold ... Scott
1009 3/4
Escape from Alcatraz 
AMG SYNOPSIS: No one can escape from Alcatraz, right? Try telling that to lifer Frank Morris (Clint Eastwood). This Donald Siegel-directed nailbiter is a reenactment of Frank Morris' 1962 attempt to bust himself and two other cons out of The Rock. Eastwood, as Morris, tilts with nasty warden Patrick McGoohan for a while, befriends several fellow prisoners, and picks the guys with whom he'll make his escape. Among his break-out buddies are the Anglin Brothers (Fred Ward and Jack Thibeau), with whom he'd served in other lockups, and several others who've got their own special reasons to despise the sadistic McGoohan. Filmed on location at the newly renovated Alcatraz, Escape From Alcatraz was another box-office winner for the Eastwood/Siegel combo. --

Moods : Nail-biters | Tough Guys
Themes : Escape From Prison
Keywords : maximum-security, escape-proof, prison-escape, prison-warden, captive, captor, island
Attributes : High Production Values
Action, Escape Film, Prison Film 
Clint Eastwood ... Frank Morris
Patrick McGoohan ... Warden
Roberts Blossom ... Doc
Jack Thibeau ... Clarence Anglin
Fred Ward ... John Anglin
Paul Benjamin ... English
Larry Hankin ... Charley Butts
Bruce M. Fischer ... Wolf
Frank Ronzio ... Litmus
Bob Balhat-Chet ... Medical Assistant
Eugene W. Jackson ... Prisoner
Joseph Knowland ... Guard
Don Siegel ... Doctor
Gary F. Warren ... Guard
Glenn Wright ... Prisoner
Fred Stuthman ... Johnson
David Cryer ... Wagner
Madison Arnold ... Zimmerman
Blair Burrows ... Fight Guard
Don Michaelian ... Beck
Ray K. Goman ... Cellblock Captain
Jason Ronard ... Bobs
Ed Vasgersian ... Cranston
Ron Vernan ... Stone
Hank Brandt ... Associate Warden
Garry Goodrow ... Weston
Al Dunlap ... Visitors' Guard
Denis Berkfeldt ... Guard
Jim Haynie ... Guard
Tony Dario ... Guard
Fritz Manes ... Guard
Dana Derfus ... Guard
Don Cummins ... Guard
Gordon Handforth ... Guard
John Scanlon ... Guard
Don Watters ... Guard
Dan Leegant ... Guard
James Collier ... Guard
R.J. Ganzert ... Guard
Lloyd Nelson ... Guard
George Orrison ... Guard
Terry Wills ... Guard
John Garabedian ... Guard
Dale Alvarez ... Inmate
Sheldon Feldner ... Inmate
Danny Glover ... Inmate
Carl Lumbly ... Inmate
Patrick Valentino ... Inmate
1010 1/4
Escape from Pleasure Planet 
A Princess has her erotic vacation interrupted when a renegade alien force, led by her arch enemy, Aria, attacks Pleasure Planet. A quick escape lands her in even more hot water as the Princess and her busty bodyguard crash land on Earth.
Action, Comedy, Fantasy, Romance, Sci-Fi 
Blair Williams, Vanessa Cage, Veronica Vain, Erika Jordan, Karlie Montana, Darcie Dolce, Michael Thomas, Andrew Espinoza Long, Michael Gaglio
234 3/4
AMG SYNOPSIS: In this adventure docudrama set in 1996, several groups of professional climbers successfully scale Mount Everest only to be faced with tragedy when a monster storm surprises them as they attempt to make their descent. Jake Gyllenhaal, Josh Brolin, Jason Clarke, and John Hawkes co-star. Directed by Baltasar Kormakur (2 Guns). -- Erin Demers

Moods : Triumph of the Spirit
Themes : Obsessive Quests | Survival in the Wilderness
Keywords : mountain-climber, mountain-climbing, snow, storm, tragedy
Action, Adventure, Adventure Drama, Docudrama 
Jake Gyllenhaal ... Scott Fischer
Josh Brolin ... Beck Weathers
Jason Clarke ... Rob Hall
John Hawkes ... Doug Hansen
Keira Knightley ... Jan Arnold
Clive Standen ... Janie
Vanessa Kirby ... Sandy Hill Pittman
Martin Henderson ... Andy 'Harold' Harris
Tom Goodman-Hill ... Neal Beidleman
Amy Shindler ... Charlotte Fox
Chris Reilly ... Klev Schoening
Naoko Mori ... Yasuko Namba
Michael Kelly ... Jon Krakauer
Todd Boyce ... Frank Fischbeck
Mark Derwin ... Lou Kasischke
Emily Watson ... Helen Wilton
Sam Worthington ... Guy Cotter
Elizabeth Debicki ... Caroline Mackenzie
Justin Salinger ... Ian Woodall
Robin Wright ... Peach Weathers
Mia Goth ... Meg Weathers
Baltasar Kormákur ... Bub Weathers
Demitri Goritsas ... Stuart Hutchison
Micah Hauptman ... David Breashears
Nancy Baldwin ... Janie
Avin Shah ... Co-Pilot
864 3/4
Everybody Wants Some!! 
AMG SYNOPSIS: Dubbed a "spiritual sequel" to his 1993 coming-of-age/hangout film Dazed and Confused, Everybody Wants Some!! finds writer/director Richard Linklater shifting his focus from high schoolers in 1976 to college life in 1980. Freshman Jake (Blake Jenner) is the newest addition to the baseball team at a small Texas college, and he is quickly swept up in the rowdy, competitive atmosphere of the house where the entire squad lives. As he and the other players crash one party after the next in search of a good time (and good-looking gals), he finds himself falling in love with an artsy student named Beverly (Zoey Deutch). Tyler Hoechlin, Ryan Guzman, Wyatt Russell, Glen Powell, J. Quinton Johnson, Will Brittain, and Juston Street co-star in this hilarious comedy, which made its world premiere at the 2016 South by Southwest Film Festival. -- Jack Rodgers

Moods : Memory Lane | Pick-Me-Ups
Themes : Baseball Players | College Life | Drug/Alcohol Experimentation [k]
Keywords : baseball, college, coming-of-age, freshman, marijuana, nostalgia
Comedy, Drama, Sports Comedy, Stoner Comedy 
Blake Jenner ... Jake
Tyler Hoechlin ... McReynolds
Wyatt Russell ... Willoughby
Ryan Guzman ... Roper
Zoey Deutch ... Beverly
Will Brittain ... Billy Autrey
Glen Powell ... Finnegan
Austin Amelio ... Nesbit
Juston Street
Dora Madison ... Val
Jonathan Breck ... Coach Gordon
Adrienne Mishler ... Country Girl
Jessi Mechler ... Young Lady at Oz
Christina Burdette ... #1 Cute Coed
E. Jason Liebrecht ... Sound Machine Manager
Ernest James ... Sound Machine Doorman
Dennis Alcorn ... Driver/Pedestrian
Stan Taylor ... Driver
Kay Epperson ... Grandma Bearcat
Samantha Frank ... Sound Machine Waitress
Devin Bonnee ... Matt Hatter
Diane Selken ... Parent
Beau Smith ... Wholesome DJ
Rene Rhi ... Cowboy
Julie Cude-Eaton ... Townsperson
235 2/4
AMG SYNOPSIS: The spirit of the mega-hit Ghostbusters (1984) is intentionally recalled with this effects-heavy sci-fi comedy from the same director, Ivan Reitman, co-starring Dan Aykroyd and debuting on the 17th anniversary of the earlier film's release. When a meteor bearing single-celled organisms crashes to the Earth, the life forms are initially confined to a cave. Before long the creatures are evolving at an exponentially rapid rate, resulting in fearsome aliens running amok and possibly spelling mankind's doom, or at least the end of man's domination over life on Earth. Investigating the phenomenon is a community college professor, Ira Kane (David Duchovny), his geologist friend Harry Block (Orlando Jones), wannabe fireman Wayne Green (Seann William Scott), and government scientist Allison Reed (Julianne Moore). Evolution also stars Ted Levine, Ethan Suplee, and Katharine Towne. -- Karl Williams

Moods : Fantastic Reality | Just for Fun
Themes : Evil Aliens | Unlikely Heroes | End of the World | Heroic Mission
Keywords : alien [not human], evolution, firefighter, man-vs-aliens, meteor, professor, scientist, government
Comedy, Science Fiction, Alien Film, Sci-Fi Comedy 
David Duchovny ... Dr. Ira Crane
Orlando Jones ... Harry Block
Seann William Scott ... Wayne
Julianne Moore ... Allison
Ted Levine ... Gen. Woodman
Ethan Suplee ... Deke
Katharine Towne ... Nadine
Michael Bower ... Danny
Pat Kilbane ... Officer Johnson
Ty Burrell ... Flemming
Gregory Itzin ... Cartwright
Dan Aykroyd ... Governor Lewis
Tom Davis
236 4/4
Ex Machina 
AMG SYNOPSIS: The reclusive CEO of a hi-tech company (Oscar Isaac) recruits a brilliant young computer programmer (Domhnall Gleeson) to evaluate his latest invention -- a highly advanced android named Ava (Alicia Vikander), which is supplied with the most advanced Artificial Intelligence ever conceived. Meanwhile, despite their intelligence and formidable reputations, the two men fail to realize just how easily they can be manipulated by a machine that's as beautiful as it is brilliant. -- Jason Buchanan

Moods : Fantastic Reality | Head Trips
Themes : Mind Games | Robots and Androids | Technology Run Amok
Keywords : android, CEO (Chief Executive Officer), computer-programmer, consciousness
Science Fiction, Thriller, Psychological Sci-Fi, Psychological Thriller 
Alicia Vikander ... Ava
Oscar Isaac ... Nathan Bateman
Domhnall Gleeson ... Caleb Smith
Claire Selby ... Lily
Corey Johnson ... jay
Sonoya Mizuno ... Kyoko
Gana Bayarsaikhan ... Jade
Tiffany Pisani ... Katya
Elina Alminas ... Amber
871 4/4
The Exorcist 
AMG SYNOPSIS: Novelist William Peter Blatty based his best-seller on the last known Catholic-sanctioned exorcism in the United States. Blatty transformed the little boy in the 1949 incident into a little girl named Regan, played by 14-year-old Linda Blair. Suddenly prone to fits and bizarre behavior, Regan proves quite a handful for her actress-mother, Chris MacNeil (played by Ellen Burstyn, although Blatty reportedly based the character on his next-door neighbor Shirley MacLaine). When Regan gets completely out of hand, Chris calls in young priest Father Karras (Jason Miller), who becomes convinced that the girl is possessed by the Devil and that they must call in an exorcist: namely, Father Merrin (Max von Sydow). His foe proves to be no run-of-the-mill demon, and both the priest and the girl suffer numerous horrors during their struggles. The Exorcist received a theatrical rerelease in 2000, in a special edition that added 11 minutes of footage trimmed from the film's original release and digitally enhanced Chris Newman's Oscar-winning sound work. -- Hal Erickson

Moods : Abandon All Hope | Blood and Gore
Themes : Demonic Possession | Crisis of Conscience
Keywords : actor, Catholicism, demonic-possession, evil-possession, exorcism, girl, priest
Attributes : High Historical Importance, High Production Values
Horror, Supernatural Horror, Religious Drama 
Ellen Burstyn ... Chris MacNeil
Linda Blair ... Regan MacNeil
Max von Sydow ... Father Merrin
Jason Miller ... Father Damien Karras
Kitty Winn ... Sharon
Lee J. Cobb ... Lt. Kinderman
Jack MacGowran ... Burke Dennings
Barton Heyman ... Dr. Klein
Peter Masterson ... Clinic Director
Rudolf Schundler ... Karl
Robert Symonds ... Dr. Tanney
Ron Faber ... Assistant Director
Donna Mitchell ... Mary Jo Perrin
Roy Cooper ... Jesuit Dean
Robert Gerringer ... Senator
Mercedes McCambridge ... The Demon
Vasiliki Maliaros ... Karras' Mother
Titos Vandis ... Karras' Uncle
Wallace Rooney ... Bishop
237 2/4
Extreme Justice 
AMG SYNOPSIS: Filmed just before the Rodney King incident, Extreme Justice is a violent tale of "police procedure" gone bonkers. Troublesome LAPD cop Jeff Powers (Lou Diamond Phillips) is assigned to an elite squad headed by his old friend Dan Vaughn (Scott Glenn). Ostensibly organized to collar violent repeat offenders, Vaughn's men actually comprise a "Death Squad." Always careful to cover their tracks, the squad seldom brings 'em back alive. Powers' dilemma: should he turn in his buddies, or should he uphold their rather direct but undeniably effective deterrent to urban crime? Extreme Justice was withdrawn from distribution after the Los Angeles riots. -- Hal Erickson

Themes : Police Corruption
Keywords : criminal, bad-guy, corruption, good-guy, police, rampage, revenge, stalking
Action, Adventure, Police Detective Film 
Lou Diamond Phillips ... Jeff Powers
Scott Glenn ... Dan Vaughn
Yaphet Kotto ... Larson
Chelsea Field ... Kelly Daniels
Andrew Divoff ... Angel
Richard Grove ... Lloyd
L. Scott Caldwell ... Devlin
Larry Holt ... Reese
Jay Arlen Jones ... Nash
Richard Allen ... Councilman Smith
Paul Ben-Victor ... Councilman Joe Taylor
Amy Moore Davis ... Mary Baines
Tim de Zarn ... Eddie Payton
David Tress ... Dr. Sato
Julie Austin ... Cindy
Darren Modder ... Paramedic
Anthony Herrera ... Bill Keller
Sam Hiona ... Liquor Store Clerk
Melvin Jones ... Tyrone
Bob Minor ... Art Blake
Stephen Root ... Max Alvarez
Ed Lauter ... Captain Shafer
860 3/4
Eye in the Sky 
AMG SYNOPSIS: A British colonel (Helen Mirren) requests a drone strike to take out a group of terrorists in Nairobi who are planning a series of suicide bombings. However, the situation grows more complicated when an American drone pilot (Aaron Paul) discovers that a nine-year-old girl has entered the targeted area, forcing a number of military leaders and politicians to debate the best course of action. Alan Rickman, Barkhad Abdi, and Iain Glen co-star in this modern war drama directed by Gavin Hood, which made its world premiere at the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival. -- Jack Rodgers

Moods : Food for Thought | For Love of Country
Themes : War in the Sky
Keywords : colonel, girl, manhunt, terrorist, war
Drama, War Drama 
Helen Mirren ... Col. Katherine Powell
Aaron Paul ... Steve Watts
Alan Rickman ... Lt. Gen. Frank Benson
Barkhad Abdi ... Jama Farah
Jeremy Northam ... Brian Woodale
Iain Glen ... James Willett, James Willett
Phoebe Fox ... Carrie Gershon
Babou Ceesay ... Sergeant Mushtaq Saddiq
Carl Beukes ... Sergeant Mike Gleeson
Warren Masemola ... Agent Atieno
Gavin Hood ... Lt. Colonel Ed Walsh
Kenneth Fok ... First Crewman
Ebby Weyime ... Damisi
Vusi Kunene ... Major Moses Owiti
Francis Chouler ... Jack Cleary
Richard McCabe ... George Matherson
Monica Dolan ... Angela Northman
Kim Engelbrecht ... Lucy Galvez
John Heffernan ... Major Harold Webb
Daniel Fox ... Tom Bellamy
Michael O'Keefe ... Ken Stanitzke
Laila Robins ... Ms. Jillian Goldman
238 3/4
Eyes Wide Shut 
AMG SYNOPSIS: The final work of legendary director Stanley Kubrick, who died within a week of completing the edit, stars Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman, at the time Hollywood's most bankable celebrity couple, and was shot on a open-ended schedule (finally totaling over 400 days), with closed sets in London standing in for New York City. Cruise and Kidman play William and Alice Harford, a physician and a gallery manager who are wealthy, successful, and travel in a sophisticated social circle; however, a certain amount of decadence crosses their paths on occasion, and a visit to a formal-dress party leads them into sexual temptation when William is drafted into helping a beautiful girl who has overdosed on drugs while Alice is charmed by a man bent on seduction. While neither William and Alice act on their adulterous impulses, once the issue has been brought into the open, it begins a dangerous season of erotic gamesmanship for the couple, with William in particular openly confronting his desire for new sexual experiences. What didn't make the final cut of Eyes Wide Shut may have been as fascinating as what finally appeared on screen: Harvey Keitel was replaced almost immediately by Sydney Pollack, while Jennifer Jason Leigh was replaced by Marie Richardson after she had shot all her scenes and left town. -- Mark Deming

Themes : Amateur Sleuths | Crumbling Marriages | Voyeurs
Keywords : addiction, drugs, extramarital-affair, jealousy, marriage, obsession, patient [medical], psychiatry
Attributes : High Production Values
Drama, Marriage Drama, Erotic Drama, Paranoid Thriller, Psychological Drama 
Tom Cruise ... William Harford
Nicole Kidman ... Alice Harford
Sydney Pollack ... Victor Ziegler
Marie Richardson ... Marion
Rade Serbedzija ... Milich
Todd Field ... Nick Nightingale
Vinessa Shaw ... Domino
Alan Cumming ... Desk Clerk
Fay Masterson ... Sally
Leelee Sobieski ... Milich's Daughter
Thomas Gibson ... Carl
Louise J. Taylor ... Gayle
Julienne Davis ... Mandy
Carmela Marner ... Waitress at Gillespie's
Jackie Sawiris ... Roz
Leslie Lowe ... Illona
Peter Benson ... Bandleader
Michael Doven ... Zielger's Secretary
Randall Paul ... Harris
Togo Igawa ... Japanese Man #1
Eiji Kusuhara ... Japanese Man #2
Sam Douglas ... Cab Driver
Angus MacInnes ... Gateman #1
Abigail Good ... Mysterious Woman
Leon Vitali ... Red Cloak
Cindy Dolenc ... Girl at Sharky's
Treva Etienne ... Morgue Orderly
Colin Angus ... Masked Party Goer
Adam Pudney ... Masked Party Goer
239 3/4
AMG SYNOPSIS: The third of John Woo's American-made feature films, Face/Off stars John Travolta as Sean Archer, an FBI agent obsessed with capturing Castor Troy (Nicolas Cage), a criminal genius who years before killed Archer's son while trying to assassinate the agent. Archer's single-minded pursuit of Troy has caused serious harm to his marriage, but Archer thinks the light may have appeared at the end of the tunnel when a seriously wounded Troy is captured in a bloody shootout. However, it turns out that Troy has planted a time bomb, with a biological payload that could destroy the entire city of Los Angeles -- and Troy isn't about to say where it is. The only other person who knows the bomb's location is Troy's brother, Pollux (Alessandro Nivola), who is no more helpful than Castor. FBI scientists hatch a plan: they have developed an experimental surgery which would allow them to graft Troy's face temporarily on Archer's head and allow him to question Pollux as if he were his brother. But after Archer has taken Troy's face, Troy regains consciousness and forces the doctors to give him Archer's face. Now the criminal mastermind has the FBI at his disposal, and the lawman is underground with few places to turn. Along with Woo's usual elaborately choreographed action scenes, Face/Off features a number of notable supporting performances, including Joan Allen as Archer's wife, Colm Feore and C.C.H. Pounder as FBI scientists, and Gina Gershon as Troy's loyal but long-suffering girlfriend. -- Mark Deming

Moods : Adrenaline Rush | Tough Guys
Themes : Assumed Identities | Going Undercover | Obsessive Quests | Criminal's Revenge | Terrorism
Keywords : surgery, good-guy, bad-guy, criminal, face, FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation), revenge, family-member, obsession, prison, undercover, danger, impersonation, rival, biological-warfare, terrorism
Attributes : High Budget, High Production Values
Action, Action Thriller, Chase Movie 
John Travolta ... Sean Archer
Nicolas Cage ... Castor Troy
Joan Allen ... Eve Archer
Alessandro Nivola ... Pollux Troy
Gina Gershon ... Sasha Hassler
Dominique Swain ... Jamie Archer
Nick Cassavetes ... Dietrich Hassler
Harve Presnell ... Lazzaro
Colm Feore ... Dr. Malcolm Walsh
John Carroll Lynch ... Prison Guard Walton
CCH Pounder ... Hollis Miller
Robert Wisdom ... Tito
Margaret Cho ... Wanda
Matt Ross ... Loomis
240 1/4
AMG SYNOPSIS: This remake of the '80s classic focuses on a group of young students attending a high school for the performing arts. Classmates study various aspects of performance, from dance to songwriting to acting, all of them hoping for the chance to one day become stars. Debbie Allen, Charles S. Dutton, Kelsey Grammer, Megan Mullally, and Bebe Neuwirth portray the instructors, with a host of newcomers toplining the production as the students. -- Cammila Collar

Moods : Only Human
Themes : Actor's Life | Dancer's Life | Teachers and Students
Keywords : acting, dance-student, high-school, hip-hop-music, R&B-music, school
Drama, Dance Film, Showbiz Drama 
Kristy Flores ... Rosie Martinez
Asher Book ... Marco
Paul Iacono ... Neil Baczynsky
Paul McGill ... Kevin Barrett
Naturi Naughton ... Denise Dupree
Debbie Allen ... Principal Angela Simms
Charles S. Dutton ... Mr. James Dowd
Kelsey Grammer ... Mr. Martin Cranston
Megan Mullally ... Ms. Fran Rowan
Bebe Neuwirth ... Ms. Lynn Kraft
Kherington Payne ... Alice Ellerton
Collins Pennie ... Malik Washburn
Cody Longo ... Andy Matthews
Kay Panabaker ... Jenny Garrison
Anna Maria Perez De Tagle ... Joy
Julius Tennon ... Denise's Dad
April Grace ... Denise's Mom
Michael Hyatt ... Malik's Mom
James Read ... Alice's Dad
Dale Godboldo ... Music Executive
Stephanie Mace ... Mr. Cranston's Assistant
Patrick Censoplano ... Brooklyn Boy
Kate Mulligan ... Karaoke Singer
Donnie Smith ... Film Set PA
Earl Carroll ... Camera Shop Clerk
Oren Waters ... Singing Homeless Man
Tim Jo ... Korean Boy
241 1/4
Family of Cops 
AMG SYNOPSIS: In this made-for-TV thriller, Paul Fein (Charles Bronson) is a veteran police detective whose son Eddie (Sebastian Spence) is also a cop. Paul is assigned to investigate the murder of a prominent businessman, and he soon learns that the field of suspects has been narrowed down to two -- the victim's sexually freewheeling wife Anna (Lesley-Anne Down), and Paul's wild-child daughter Jackie (Angela Featherstone). Neither Paul nor Eddie believe that Jackie could have committed the murder, and soon Paul is using himself as a decoy in a bid to find out more about what Anna does and doesn't know about her husband's death. Family of Cops was followed by two sequels. -- Mark Deming

Themes : Murder Investigations
Keywords : businessperson, crime-solving, daughter, decoy, detective, murder, suspect, wife
Crime, Police Drama, Family Drama 
Charles Bronson ... Paul Fien
Sebastian Spence ... Eddie
Lesley-Anne Down ... Anna
Angela Featherstone ... Jackie
Barbara Williams
Daniel Baldwin ... Ben Fein
242 2/4
The Family Stone 
AMG SYNOPSIS: A woman meets her future in-laws and discovers they don't much care for her in this comedy from writer and director Thomas Bezucha. Everett Stone (Dermot Mulroney) is a successful young businessman who is dating Meredith Morton (Sarah Jessica Parker), and has asked her to spend Christmas with his family, with plans to ask his mother, Sybil (Diane Keaton), for the titular family wedding band and propose to Meredith on Christmas Day. Meredith is more than a bit nervous about meeting Everett's folks, and things only get worse when they arrive -- Meredith is by her nature straight-laced and a bit uptight around strangers, while Sybil and family patriarch Kelly (Craig T. Nelson) are free-thinkers who, except for Everett, have raised a family of cheerfully rebellious children, most notably younger daughter Amy (Rachel McAdams), older brother Ben (Luke Wilson), and adopted sibling Thad (Tyrone Giordano), who is both deaf and gay. Meredith and the Stone family do not get along well at first, especially Sybil, who is appalled at the prospect of Everett giving Meredith the family's heirloom wedding ring; in dire need of moral support, Meredith asks her younger sister, Julie (Claire Danes), to join her for Christmas with the Stones. However, the plan runs into a snag when Everett's head is turned by pretty Julie, and Meredith finds herself on the receiving end of attention from slobby Ben. -- Mark Deming

Moods : Pick-Me-Ups
Themes : Family Gatherings | Mothers and Sons | Eccentric Families | Parenthood | Sibling Relationships | Wedding Bells
Keywords : brother, Christmas, family-reunion, fiancee, marijuana, meal-planning, pregnancy, relative, sister, Winter
Comedy Drama, Comedy of Manners, Holiday Film, Domestic Comedy, Romantic Comedy 
Sarah Jessica Parker ... Meredith Morton
Luke Wilson ... Ben Stone
Dermot Mulroney ... Everett Stone
Claire Danes ... Julie Morton
Diane Keaton ... Sybil Stone
Rachel McAdams ... Amy Stone
Craig T. Nelson ... Kelly Stone
Elizabeth Reaser ... Susannah Stone Trousdale
Tyrone Giordano ... Thad Stone
Paul Schneider ... Brad Stevenson
Jamie Kaler ... John Trousdale
Savannah Stehlin ... Elizabeth Trousdale
Robert Dioguardi ... David Silver
Christopher Parker ... Inn Receptionist
Carol Locatell ... Jeweler
Michael Pemberton ... Bus Driver One
Ginna Carter ... Jittery Cashier
Gus Buktenica ... Bartender
Ron Wall ... Bus Driver Two
876 2/4
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them 
AMG SYNOPSIS: This spin-off of the Harry Potter franchise jumps back in time to explore the wizarding world of 1926 New York, which is being threatened by both mystical acts of destruction and a group of extremist No-Majs (the American term for Muggles, i.e. those unable to use magic). Author Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) arrives in the city as part of a global study of fantastic beasts, but he gets caught up in this conflict when some of the magical creatures in his care are accidentally released. Katherine Waterston, Alison Sudol, Dan Fogler, Colin Farrell, Ezra Miller, and Johnny Depp co-star in this fantasy adventure, which was directed by David Yates (who helmed four of the Harry Potter films) and adapted for the screen by J.K. Rowling from her own book. -- Jack Rodgers

Moods : Fantastic Reality | Other Dimensions
Themes : Curses and Spells | Mythical Creatures | Priceless Artifacts and Prized Objects | Wizards and Magicians | Writer's Life
Keywords : Congress, creature, fantasy-world, magic, wizard
Adventure, Fantasy, Adventure Drama, Fantasy Adventure 
Eddie Redmayne ... Newt Scamander
Katherine Waterston ... Porpentina Goldstein/Tina
Dan Fogler ... Jacob Kowalski
Colin Farrell ... Percival Graves
Samantha Morton ... Mary Lou
Ezra Miller ... Credence Barebone
Jon Voight ... Shaw Senior
Carmen Ejogo ... Seraphina Picquery
Ron Perlman ... Gnarlak
Sam Redford ... Customs Official
Timothy Bentinck ... Witness
Tristan Tait ... Reporter
Jenn Murray ... Chastity Barebone
Lucie Pohl ... Secretary
Peter Breitmayer ... Mr. Bingley
Dan Hedaya ... Red
Guy Paul ... Auror 2
Walles Hamonde ... Auror 10
Dominique Tipper ... Auror 1
Kevin Guthrie ... Mr. Abernathy
Miles Roughley ... Poor Boy
Erick Hayden ... Policeman
Paul Birchard ... Hobo
Tom Hodgkins ... Barker
Josh Cowdery ... Henry Shaw Jr./Senator Shaw
Ellie Haddington ... Mrs. Esposito
Joseph Macnab ... Police Officer 1
Todd Boyce ... Announcer
Gemma Chan ... Madam Ya Zhou
Richard Clothier ... British Envoy
Akin Gazi ... Auror 3
Miquel Brown ... Executioner 2
Wunmi Mosaku ... Beryl
Cristian Solimeno ... Executioner 3
Nick McGaughey ... Australian Wizard
Sean Cronin ... Nearby Criminal
Zoë Kravitz ... Lestrange
Arinze Kene ... Auror 6
Jane Perry ... Female Customer in Bakery
243 1/4
Fantastic Four 
AMG SYNOPSIS: Brilliant scientist Reed Richards builds a device that allows users to teleport to an alternate dimension, but an experiment involving it goes wrong and leaves him and his three teammates with unusual superpowers. The quartet are then forced to work together to battle an enemy from their past. This reboot of the iconic Marvel superhero team stars Miles Teller as Richards (who becomes Mr. Fantastic, able to bend and stretch his body into impossible shapes), Michael B. Jordan as Johnny Storm (aka the Human Torch, whose body can erupt in flames), Kate Mara as Sue Storm (aka the Invisible Woman -- no explanation needed), and Jamie Bell as Ben Grimm (who is transformed into the rock monster known as The Thing). Directed by Josh Trank, who previously worked with Jordan on the superhero film Chronicle. -- Jack Rodgers

Moods : Adrenaline Rush | Fantastic Reality
Themes : Experiments Gone Awry | Heroic Mission | Invisible People | Mutants | Space Travel
Keywords : dimension, stretching, Superhero, super-power, firestarters
Action, Science Fiction, Sci-Fi Action, Superhero Film 
Miles Teller ... Reed Richards/Mr. Fantastic
Michael B. Jordan ... Johnny Storm/The Human Torch
Kate Mara ... Sue Storm/The Invisible Woman
Jamie Bell ... Ben Grimm/The Thing
Toby Kebbell ... Victor Domashev/Doom
Jodi Lyn Brockton ... Lawyer
Tim Blake Nelson ... Harvey Elder
Chet Hanks ... Jimmy Grimm
Reg E. Cathey ... Dr. Franklin Storm
Aaron V. Williamson ... Navy Seal
Sue-Lyn Ansari ... Baxter Board Member
Don Yesso ... Pentagon General
Owen Judge ... Young Reed Richards
Jane Rumbaua ... Johnny's Doctor
Christopher Heskey ... Delta Force Soldier #2
Shauna Rappold ... Military Tech
Mary Rachel Dudley ... Mrs. Richards
Jaylen Moore ... Delta Force Leader
Lance E. Nichols ... D.C. General Official
Jerrad Vunovich ... Baxter Student
Mary-Pat Green ... Ben's Mother
Rhonda Dents ... Science Fair Judge
David Kency ... Guard
Melissa McCurley ... Sue Storm's Doctor
Gus Rhodes ... Argentine
Han Soto ... Reed's Doctor
Evan Hannemann ... Young Ben Grimm
Kylen Davis ... Kid-Teaser
Ben VanderMey ... Area 57 Soldier
Adam Fristoe ... Quantum Gate Scientist
John L. Armijo ... Local Cop #2
Gretchen Koerner ... Reed Scientist #1
Nick Killebrew ... Science Fair Student
Deneen Tyler ... DC Military Official
Lisa Ann Smith ... NYC Passerby
Nicolas Bosc ... Rebel
Alexandra Goel ... Sibling
Anthony Reynolds ... Military Official #1
Elton LeBlanc ... Baxter Institute Professor
John Ceallach ... Navy SEAL
Mike R. Moreau ... Military Tech
Allen Romeraux ... Science Student
Timothy Bell ... Local Cop
Daryl Thibodaux ... Lab Technician
John R. Mangus ... USMC Captain
Joseph Oliveira ... Army Soldier
Jesse Yarborough ... Politician
Bryan Stapf ... Reed's Guard
Kerry Sims ... Military Officer
Robert 'Bigg Sarge' Deon ... Delta Force Operative
Cynthia LeBlanc ... Baxter Institute Professor
Ronnie Hooks ... Science Fair Judge
Jeffry Griffin ... Reed Scientist
Anthony Ramsey ... Street Racer
Ravi Naidu ... Ben Scientist #1
Duane Moseley ... Area 57 Tech
Andre Pushkin ... Ukrainian Rebel
Jerome Andries ... Baxter Security Guard #1
Santana Draper ... Science Fair Kid
Michael 'Mick' Harrity ... Military Interrogator
Artrial Clark ... Angry New Yorker
Michael D. Anglin ... Baxter Boardroom Member
David Michael Cefalu ... Military Tech
Kesha Bullard ... Ben Scientist #2
Alfonzo Walker ... Soldier
Fernandez Osvaldo ... Delta Force Soldier
Spence Maughon ... Johnny's Technician
Steve Kish ... Quantum Gate Scientist
Eric Berris ... Science Fair Patron
Garrett Hollingsworth ... Ben's Brother
Gerard 'Jerry' Lewis ... Navy Seal
Nathan Alan Thomas ... Scientist Hazmat Suit
Keith Nussbaum ... Area 57 Tech
Abhi Trivedi ... Baxter Employee #19
Nathaniel Holt ... Military Tech
Markeith Coleman ... Ball Player
Jackson Pyle ... Willie
Robert D'Arensbourg ... Senior Quatum Physicist
Tamika Shanell Johnson ... Hospital Patient
Will Stone ... Baxter Boardroom Member
Joshua Montes ... Boy Classmate
Samantha Hopkins ... Sibling
Barney Lanning ... Science Fair Plane Kid
Andrew J. Spinks ... Air Force Major
Kurt Schlachter ... Sue Storm's Doctor
Anna R. Parsons ... Girl Classmate
Clint Michael Naquin ... Chechen Rebel
Adam Elder ... Area 57 Guard
M. Jearl Vinot ... Quantum Scientist
Roger L. Pfeiffer ... Scientist
Gloria Gonnillini ... Civilian Lab Tech
1090 1/4
Fantastic Four 
AMG SYNOPSIS: A handful of heroes become superheroes under unlikely circumstances in this action drama adapted from the long-running Marvel comic-book series. Four astronauts are on a mission aboard a new experimental spacecraft when they are unexpectedly exposed to a massive dose of gamma rays. The accident causes strange and unexpected transformations in all four. Reed Richards (Ioan Gruffudd), top scientist and leader of the mission, can now stretch his body like elastic and is dubbed Mr. Fantastic. His partner and sweetheart, Sue Storm (Jessica Alba), develops the ability to become invisible at will, and becomes known as The Invisible Girl. Her younger brother, Johnny Storm (Chris Evans), is renamed The Human Torch for his new talent of being able to summon up fire from his body when he chooses. And Ben Grimm (Michael Chiklis), pilot for the journey, mutates into a monstrous creature with superhuman strength and muscles like stone, known as The Thing. Together, the travelers become known as the Fantastic Four, and they set out to use their unusual skills to fight crime, quickly gaining a nemesis in another altered hero who uses his talents for evil, Doctor Doom (Julian McMahon). A long-gestating project that had been talked about by a number of filmmakers since the early '90s, Fantastic Four was previously the basis for a pair of animated television serials, and was made into a feature film in 1994 by producer Roger Corman, though that film was never officially released. (Fantastic Four creator Stan Lee has said the 1994 film was made only so that the producers could hold on to the rights to the characters, and that it was never intended to be distributed to the public.) --

Moods : Fantastic Reality
Themes : Experiments Gone Awry | Invisible People | Mutants | Space Travel
Keywords : stretching, Superhero, super-power, firestarters
Action, Science Fiction, Superhero Film 
Ioan Gruffudd ... Reed Richards/Mr. Fantastic
Jessica Alba ... Susan Storm/The Invisible Girl
Chris Evans ... Johnny Storm/The Human Torch
Michael Chiklis ... Ben Grimm/The Thing
Julian McMahon ... Dr. Victor Von Doom
Hamish Linklater ... Leonard
Kerry Washington ... Alicia Masters
Laurie Holden ... Debbie McIlvane
David Parker ... Ernie
Kevin McNulty ... Jimmy O'Hoolihan
Maria Menounos ... Sexy Nurse
Michael Kopsa ... Ned Cecil
Andrew Airlie ... Compound Doctor
Pascale Hutton ... Nightclub Girlfriend
G. Michael Gray ... Night Club Boyfriend
David Richmond-Peck ... Gallery Patron
Penelope Corrin ... Bohemian Girl 1
Aonika Laurent ... Bohemian Girl 2
Jason Schombing ... Bridge Business Man
Jason Diablo ... NYPD Bridge Cop 1
Colin Lawrence ... NYPD Bridge Cop 2
Paul Belsito ... NYPD Bridge Cop 3
Deejay Jackson ... Chief Fireman
Morgan Reynolds ... Corvette Redhead
Gina Holden ... LV Receptionist
Donavon Stinson ... X Games Announcer
Douglas Weston ... Victor's Doctor
Tony Alcantar ... Compound Reporter #1
Brenda Crichlow ... Compound Reporter #2
Peter Bryant ... Lame Joke Businessman
Lorena Gale ... Old Lady With Car #1
Danielle Dunn-Morris ... Old Lady With Car #2
Nicole Muñoz ... Little Girl
Daniel Bacon ... Bridge Reporter
Bobbi Bysouth ... Compound Reporter #3
Marlaina Mah ... Lusting Model
Tre Verhoeven ... Lusting Model
Juanita Mirehouse ... Lusting Model
Stefanie Singer ... Lusting Model
Jamie Little ... X Games Reporter
Doug Abrahams ... Truck Driver
Ron Chartier ... Hotel Guest
Stan Lee ... Willie Lumpkin
Barbara Christabella ... Girl in Park
Sanja Banic ... Girl in Park
Ed Hodson ... Construction Worker
John Speredakos ... Construction Worker
Jason Kaufman ... Cop
Preston Peet ... Goth Guy
Steven Fulani Hart ... Newsstand Pedestrian
Bethann Schebece ... Newsstand Pedestrian
Peggy Gormley ... Homeless Woman
Maurice Tyson ... Homeless Guy
Jenni Squair ... Elevator Lady
Lia Salmond ... Elevator Lady
Ellen Ewusie ... Elevator Lady
Ylenia Aurucci ... Elevator Lady
Michelle Kulas ... Elevator Lady
Kate Mullan ... Elevator Lady
Georgia Dewson ... Elevator Lady
Sienna Rose ... Storm's Fan
Hector A. Leguillow ... Newsstand Vendor
Terry David Mulligan ... CityTV
Lauren Sanchez ... KCOP - KTTV
Mark S. Allen ... KMAX-TV (Ind) Sacramento
Jim Ferguson ... ABC-KGUN 9-TV Tucson
Dave Holmes ... Reporter-FX
Jennifer Lothrop ... FX
Sam Rubin ... KTLA
Patrick Stoner ... WHYY-TV Philadelphia
Leonard Thomas ... Fox 2 Detroit
244 2/4
Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer 
AMG SYNOPSIS: The world's most famous team of astronauts-cum-superheroes returns in the effects-heavy sequel Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer. As the story opens, Sue Storm (aka The Invisible Girl [Jessica Alba]) and Reed Richards (aka Mr. Fantastic [Ioan Gruffudd]) prepare for their upcoming, superhero-studded wedding celebration. But Reed cannot stay focused on the nuptials -- he's distracted by wire reports of a bizarre, comet-like object hurtling toward the Earth with tremendous force, triggering brownouts, blackouts, tropical storms, and various other climatological disasters. When the said object hits the island of Manhattan, destroying much of the city in its wake, its identity becomes resoundingly clear. "It" is actually a "he" -- a psychotic villain known as The Silver Surfer (voice of Larry Fishburne) who intends, for some unascertainable reason, to destroy much of the Earth, just as he obliterated dozens of planets before it. Feeling compelled to rally their old gang and save the day, Sue and Reed summon Ben Grimm (aka The Thing [Michael Chiklis]) and Johnny Storm (aka The Human Torch [Chris Evans]) to take on the Surfer -- and end up battling not only him, but an obnoxious Army general (Andre Braugher) and the cantankerous Victor Von Doom (Julian McMahon), who has broken out of his icy prison that held him captive at the end of the first movie. Tim Story returns to direct this sequel. -- Nathan Southern

Moods : Fantastic Reality
Themes : Mutants | Heroic Mission | Invisible People
Keywords : Superhero, firestarters, stretching, super-power
Action, Science Fiction, Superhero Film, Sci-Fi Action 
Ioan Gruffudd ... Reed Richards
Jessica Alba ... Sue Storm
Chris Evans ... Johnny Storm
Michael Chiklis ... Ben Grimm
Julian McMahon ... Victor Von Doom
Kerry Washington ... Alicia Masters
Andre Braugher ... General Hager
Laurence Fishburne ... Silver Surfer
Doug Jones ... Silver Surfer
Beau Garrett ... Captain Raye
Brian Posehn ... Wedding Minister
Zach Grenier ... Rafke Sherman
Dawn Chubai ... Anchorwoman
Chris Gailus ... Anchorman
Kevin McNulty ... Baxter Building Doorman
Debbie Timuss ... Hot Party Girl #1
Moneca Delain ... Hot Party Girl #2
Crystal Lowe ... Hot Party Girl #3
Chris Calleri ... Club DJ
Kenneth Welsh ... Dr. Jeff Wagner
Ben Ayers ... Guard #1
Alicia Thorgrimsson ... New York Pedestrian
Valerie Tian ... New York Teen Girl #1
Jeanna Haddow ... New York Teen Girl #2
Patricia Harras ... Fan Four Receptionist
Gonzalo Menendez ... Lieutenant
Suzanne Ristic ... Airline Woman
Malcom Boddington ... Pub Owner
Cole Landels ... Gift Shop Kid
Cameron Cleary ... Flower Girl
Stan Lee ... Rejected Wedding Guest
Silver Butler ... Wedding Planner
Michasha Armstrong ... Wedding Security
Hitoshi Ikezaki ... Japanese Fisherman
Peter Kawasaki ... Japanese Fisherman
Fareed Abdelhak ... Egyptian Tour Guide
Robin Atkin Downes
Luisa Leschin
Jen Sung Outerbridge
Steve Apostolina
Karen Huie
Jim Lau
Lucy Lin
Paul Pape
Alan Shearman
Pepper Sweeney
Ron Yuan
Lydia Look
Edita Brychta
Jean Gilpin
Conan Lee
Julian Stone
245 3/4
Far From the Madding Crowd 
AMG SYNOPSIS: Carey Mulligan, Matthias Schoenaerts, Tom Sturridge, and Michael Sheen star in Thomas Vinterberg's adaptation of Thomas Hardy's beloved novel about an independent woman pursued by a trio of disparate suitors. -- Jason Buchanan

Moods : In the Mood for Love
Themes : Looking For Love | Social Climbing
Drama, Feminist Film, Period Film, Romantic Drama 
Carey Mulligan ... Bathsheba Everdene
Tom Sturridge ... Frank Troy
Juno Temple ... Fanny Robin
Michael Sheen ... William Boldwood
Matthias Schoenaerts ... Gabriel Oak
1126 4/4
AMG SYNOPSIS: Filmmaking siblings Joel Coen and Ethan Coen both embraced and poked satirical fun at their Minnesotan roots with this comedy-drama-thriller that earned seven Oscar nominations, winning for Best Actress and Best Original Screenplay. Frances McDormand stars as Marge Gunderson, a pregnant police chief whose affable, folksy demeanor masks a whip-smart mind. When a pair of motorists are found slain not far from the corpse of a state trooper, Marge begins piecing together a case involving a pair of dopey would-be kidnappers, Carl (Steve Buscemi) and Gaear (Bergman stock player Peter Stormare). They've been hired by Jerry Lundegaard (William H. Macy), a car salesman under the thumb of his wealthy, overbearing boss and father-in-law, Wade (Harve Presnell). Jerry's raised some money illegally through a petty scam he's run on General Motors and he's about to get caught. When Wade sours a business deal that could save his son-in-law's hide, the desperate Jerry hires Carl and Gaear to kidnap his wife and hold her for ransom. Things go predictably wrong and a series of murders occur, with Marge, waddling along behind her enormous belly and ever-hungering for an all-you-can-eat buffet, hot on the trail of the killers. Although the credits for Fargo state that the film is loosely based on real events, the story is entirely fictional, the claim being just an ironic jibe on the part of the Coens. --

Moods : Comedy on the Edge
Themes : Crime Gone Awry | Kidnapping
Keywords : midwestern, ransom, murder-for-hire, con/scam, greed, kidnapping, finances, investigation, murder, ex-convict, investigator, killing, police, wife
Attributes : High Artistic Quality
Crime, Crime Comedy, Black Comedy, Americana 
Frances McDormand ... Marge Gunderson
William H. Macy ... Jerry Lundegaard
Steve Buscemi ... Carl Showalter
Peter Stormare ... Gaear Grimsrud
Harve Presnell ... Wade Gustafson
John Carroll Lynch ... Norm Gunderson
Kristin Rudrud ... Jean Lundegaard
Larry Brandenburg ... Stan Grossman
Stephen Park ... Mike Yanagita
Cliff Rakerd ... Officer Olson
Steve Reevis ... Shep Proudfoot
Bruce Campbell ... Soap Opera Star on TV
Sharon Anderson ... Morning Show Hostess
Gary Houston ... Irate Customer
Warren Keith ... Reilly Diefenbach
246 2/4
The Fast and the Furious 
AMG SYNOPSIS: A magazine article about real-life car racing gangs for Vibe becomes this fast-paced automotive thriller from director Rob Cohen. Paul Walker stars as Brian O'Conner, a youthful FBI agent investigating a series of hijackings by going undercover with a street gang led by charismatic Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel). Caught up in Toretto's world of gang conflict that is resolved in late-night car races, Spindler starts to sympathize with his chief suspect and falls in love with Toretto's younger sister Mia (Jordana Brewster). In the meantime, Spindler initially suspects the wrong gang of complicity in the crimes he's probing, while Toretto remains involved in a forbidden romance, à la Romeo and Juliet, with his girlfriend Letty (Michelle Rodriguez). The Fast and the Furious co-stars Ted Levine, Rick Yune, and Matt Schulze. -- Karl Williams

Moods : Adrenaline Rush
Themes : Car Racing | Going Undercover | Star-Crossed Lovers | Crime Sprees
Keywords : street-racing, drag-racing, FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation), gang-leader, hot-rod, street-gang, secret-identity, undercover
Action, Crime, Action Thriller, Crime Thriller 
Paul Walker ... Brian O'Conner
Vin Diesel ... Dominic Toretto
Michelle Rodriguez ... Letty
Jordana Brewster ... Mia Toretto
Rick Yune ... Johnny Tran
Chad Lindberg ... Jesse
Johnny Strong ... Leon
Matt Schulze ... Vincent
Ted Levine ... Sgt. Tanner
Ja Rule ... Edwin
Thom Barry ... Agent Bilkins
Vyto Ruginis ... Harry
247 4/4
Fast Times at Ridgemont High 
AMG SYNOPSIS: Amy Heckerling's adaptation of Cameron Crowe's Fast Times at Ridgemont High is often considered one of the finest films of a disreputable genre (the teen sex comedy), and kick-started the careers of many future stars. The center of this ensemble film is Jennifer Jason Leigh as Stacy Hamilton. She is a young, innocent high-school student who, as the film opens, is asking for advice from her friend, the sexually outspoken Linda Barrett (Phoebe Cates). Stacy takes a liking to nebbish Mark Ratner (Brian Backer), but he is too afraid to make a move even after Stacy all but throws herself at him. She eventually hooks up with Mark's more confident best friend, Mike Damone (Robert Romanus). When not concerning itself with these four characters, the film spends time with stoned surfer dude Jeff Spicoli (Sean Penn) and his ongoing feud with history teacher Mr. Hand (Ray Walston). The film includes brief appearances by such future stars as Nicolas Cage, Eric Stoltz, and Forest Whitaker. -- Perry Seibert

Themes : High School Life | Innocence Lost | Sexual Awakening | Faltering Friendships | Teen Angst | First Love
Keywords : high-school, coming-of-age, mall, sex, teenagers, friendship, virgin, abortion, pregnancy, rock-music, slice-of-life, employment, football-player, masturbation, surfing
Attributes : Cult Film
Comedy, Teen Movie, Coming-of-Age, Sex Comedy, Ensemble Film 
Sean Penn ... Jeff Spicoli
Jennifer Jason Leigh ... Stacy Hamilton
Judge Reinhold ... Brad Hamilton
Robert Romanus ... Mike Damone
Brian Backer ... Mark Ratner
Phoebe Cates ... Linda Barrett
Ray Walston ... Mr. Hand
Scott Thomson ... Arnold
Vincent Schiavelli ... Vargas
Amanda Wyss ... Lisa
Sonny Carl Davis ... Businessman
David F. Price ... Desmond
Lori Sutton ... Playmate
Reginald H. Farmer ... Vice Principal
D.W. Brown ... Ron Johnson
Forest Whitaker ... Charles Jefferson
Kelli Maroney ... Cindy
Tom Nolan ... Dennis Taylor
Eric Stoltz ... Stoner Bud
James Russo ... Robber
James Bershad ... Greg
Anthony Edwards ... Stoner Bud
Pamela Springsteen ... Dina Phillips
Stuart Cornfield ... Pirate King
Michael Wyle ... Brad's Bud
Patrick Brennan ... Curtis Spicoli
Stu Nahan ... Himself
Duane Tucker ... Dr. Brandt
Martin Brest ... Dr. Miller
Douglas Brian Martin ... Angry Twin
Steven M. Martin ... Twin
Nancy Wilson ... Girl in Car
Virginia Peters ... Waitress
Lana Clarkson ... Mrs. Vargas
Ava Lazar ... Playmate
Nicolas Cage ... Bit Part
248 3/4
The Fault in Our Stars 
AMG SYNOPSIS: Based on the bestselling novel by author John Green, the romantic drama The Fault in Our Stars tells the story of Hazel Grace Lancaster (Shailene Woodley) and Augustus Waters (Ansel Elgort), who fall hopelessly in love after meeting in a cancer support group, and experience a whirlwind romance that teaches them both what it means to feel truly alive. Laura Dern and Willem Dafoe co-star. -- Jason Buchanan

Moods : In the Mood for Love
Themes : Battling Illness | First Love
Keywords : cancer, love, relationship, romance, support-group, teenagers
Drama, Romance, Romantic Drama, Teen Movie 
Shailene Woodley ... Hazel
Ansel Elgort ... Gus
Willem Dafoe ... Van Houten
Nat Wolff ... Isaac
Laura Dern ... Frannie
Mike Birbiglia ... Patrick
Sam Trammell ... Michael
Emily Peachey ... Monica
Lotte Verbeek ... Lidewij
Ana Dela Cruz ... Dr. Maria
Randy Kovitz ... Dr. Simmons
Toni Saldana ... Flight Attendant
David Whalen ... Gus's Dad
Milica Govich ... Gus's Mom
Allegra Carpenter ... Hostess
Emily Bach ... Monica's Mom
Tim Hartman ... Minister
Bethany Leo ... Speaker #1 (Beth)
Alexis Hodges ... Speaker #2 (Alexis)
Jean Brassard ... Waiter
Carly Otte ... Young Girl (Alisa)
Lily Kenna ... Young Hazel
Silvio Wolf Busch ... European
Viviana Cardenas ... Support Group Member (Julie)
Jordan Drexel ... Speaker #3 (Sid)
PJ Rossotto ... Speaker #4 (PJ)
Tanner Boatwright ... Gus' Leg Double
Cheyenne Hurley ... Coffee Shop Worker
Jennifer Kline ... Giggling Girl
249 0/4
fear dot com 
AMG SYNOPSIS: Terror is lurking online in this thriller directed by William Malone, who also helmed the 1999 remake of House on Haunted Hill. Mike Reilly (Stephen Dorff) is a NYPD detective who has been assigned to look into a string of murders which have taken place in Manhattan, with Terry Houston (Natascha McElhone), a researcher from the city Department of Health, lending her assistance whether Reilly likes it or not. Reilly discovers that all four victims have one thing in common -- they were all men who logged on to the same Internet website exactly 48 hours before they were killed. It seems the website features a sexy woman offering kinky fun to those who enter her domain, but clicking the wrong icon takes users on a journey into fear. Reilly decides the only way to find out the truth is to head into the website and find out what follows for the next two days -- if he can make it out alive. Fear dot com also stars Stephen Rea, Jeffrey Combs, and Udo Kier. -- Mark Deming

Moods : Nail-biters | Spellbinders
Themes : Mental Breakdown | Mind Games | Woman In Jeopardy
Keywords : website, fear, police-investigation, murder, police-detective, sadist, torture, ghost, kidnapping, revenge, sexual-assault
Horror, Police Detective Film, Tech Noir 
Stephen Dorff ... Mike Reilly
Natascha McElhone ... Terry Houston
Stephen Rea ... Alistair Pratt
Udo Kier ... Polidori
Jeffrey Combs ... Styles
Nigel Terry ... Turnbull
Gesine Cukrowski ... Jeannine
Michael Sarrazin ... Frank Bryant
Anna Thalbach ... Kate
Chris Bearne ... Warehouse Attendant
Nils Brunkhorst ... Prisoner
Emma Campbell ... Goth-Chick
Sigal Diamant ... Nurse
Siobhan Flynn ... Thana Brinkman
Evie Garratt ... Albino Woman
Dean Gregory ... Maintenance Man #1
Anjelika Khromova ... Ashley's Mother
Lex Kreps ... Tenant
Derek Kueter ... Officer #1
Mascha Litterscheid ... Nurse #2
Joan McBride ... Mrs. Richardson
Elizabeth McKechnie ... Alice Turnbull
Gordon Peters ... Rooney
Sven Pippig ... Henry
Frances Potasnik ... Nurse #1
Matthias Schweighöfer ... Dieter Schrader
Astrid Skuyat ... Alistair's Victim
Kwasi Songui ... Young Detective
Arnita Swanson ... Barlow
Anja Van Greuningen ... Ashley
Isabelle Van Waes ... Victim
Birthe Wolter ... Nina Blank
907 2/4
AMG SYNOPSIS: Denzel Washington directed and stars in this adaptation of August Wilson's Pulitzer Prize-winning play, which centers on a black garbage collector named Troy Maxson in 1950s Pittsburgh. Bitter that baseball's color barrier was only broken after his own heyday in the Negro Leagues, Maxson is prone to taking out his frustrations on his loved ones. Both Washington and co-star Viola Davis won Tonys for their performances in the 2010 revival of the play. Stephen Henderson, Jovan Adepo, Russell Hornsby, and Mykelti Williamson round out the supporting cast. -- Jack Rodgers

Moods : Memory Lane | Only Human
Themes : Crumbling Marriages | Families in Crisis | Fathers and Sons | Parenthood | Race Relations
Keywords : baseball-player, Black [race], family-abuse, garbage, garbage-truck
Drama, Family Drama, Marriage Drama, Urban Drama 
Denzel Washington ... Troy
Viola Davis ... Rose
Stephen Henderson ... Bono
Mykelti Williamson ... Gabriel
Russell Hornsby ... Lyons
Christopher Mele ... Deputy Commissioner
Lesley Boone ... Evangelist Preacher
Jason Silvis ... Garbage Truck Driver
1187 3/4
AMG SYNOPSIS: A gentle bull named Ferdinand (voice of John Cena) lives a happy life as the pet of a loving family in Spain, and prefers smelling flowers to fighting. When he is captured and forced to participate in bullfights, he plots to escape and return home with the help of a group of animal friends. Kate McKinnon, Anthony Anderson, Bobby Cannavale, Peyton Manning, Gina Rodriguez, and Gabriel Iglesias also lend their voices to this animated comedy, which was directed by Carlos Saldanha (Rio). --

Moods : Young and Old Alike
Themes : Coming Home | Non-Traditional Families
Keywords : bull, bullfighting, matador, Spain
Attributes : High Production Values
Children's/Family, Comedy, Adventure Comedy, Animal Picture, Family-Oriented Adventure 
John Cena ... Ferdinand
Kate McKinnon ... Lupe
Anthony Anderson ... Bones
Bobby Cannavale ... Valiente
Peyton Manning ... Guapo
Gina Rodriguez ... Una
Miguel Angel Silvestre ... El Primero
David Tennant ... Angus
Jerrod Carmichael ... Paco
Gabriel Iglesias ... Cuatro
Juanes ... Ziggy
Boris Kodjoe ... Klaus
Sally Phillips ... Greta, Greta
Raul Esparza ... Moreno
Jeremy Sisto ... Ferdinand's Father
Jack Gore ... Young Valiente
Jet Jurgensmeyer ... Young Guapo
Carlos Saldanha ... Screaming Matador
Jordi Caballero ... Balloon Vendor
Naz Homa ... Short Nun, Police Officer #2
James Palumbo ... Village Tourist
Bernardo De Paula ... Animal Control Officer
Belita Moreno ... Shopkeeper
Tim Nordquist ... Maquina
Carlos Reig-Plaza ... Ranch Hand #2
Cindy Slattery ... Bunny
Jason Fricchione ... Madrid Tourist
979 4/4
Ferris Bueller's Day Off 
AMG SYNOPSIS: Teenaged Ferris Bueller (Matthew Broderick) is a legend in his own time thanks to his uncanny skill at cutting classes and getting away with it. Intending to make one last grand duck-out before graduation, Ferris calls in sick, "borrows" a Ferrari, and embarks on a one-day bacchanal through the streets of Chicago. Dogging Ferris' trail at every turn is high-school principal Rooney (Jeffrey Jones), determined to catch Bueller in the act of class-cutting. Writer/director John Hughes once again tries to wed satire, slapstick, and social commentary, as Ferris Bueller's Day Off starts like a house afire and goes on to make "serious" points about status-seeking and casual parental cruelties. It brightens up considerably in the last few moments, when Ferris' tattletale sister (Jennifer Grey) decides to align herself with her merry prankster sibling. A huge moneymaker, Ferris Bueller's Day Off eventually spawned a TV sitcom. --

Moods : Gutbusters | Pick-Me-Ups
Themes : High School Life | When the Parents Are Away | Generation Gap
Keywords : friendship, teenagers, big-city, car, coming-of-age, girlfriend, high-school, museum, school-principal, student, marching-band, parent/child-relationship
Attributes : High Historical Importance, High Production Values
Comedy, Coming-of-Age, Teen Movie, Urban Comedy 
Matthew Broderick ... Ferris Bueller
Alan Ruck ... Cameron Frye
Mia Sara ... Sloane Peterson
Jeffrey Jones ... Ed Rooney
Jennifer Grey ... Jeanie Bueller
Cindy Pickett ... Katie Bueller
Lyman Ward ... Tom Bueller
Edie McClurg ... School Secretary
Charlie Sheen ... Boy in Police Station
Del Close ... English Teacher
Virginia Capers ... Florence Sparrow
Richard Edson ... Garage Attendant
Larry "Flash" Jenkins ... Attendant's Co-Pilot
Ben Stein ... Economics Teacher
Kristy Swanson ... Economic Student, Simone
Lisa Bellard ... Economic Student
Max Perlich ... Economics Student
Eric Saiet ... Shermerite
Joey Garfield ... Shermerite
Anne Ryan ... Shermerite
Jonathan Schmock ... Chez Quis Maitre 'd
Tom Spratley ... Men's Room Attendant
Dave Silvestri ... Businessman
Debra Montague ... Girl in Pizza Joint
Joey Viera ... Pizza Man
Louie Anderson ... Flower Deliveryman
Stephanie Blake ... Singing Nurse
Robert McKibbon ... Balloon Man
Paul Manzanero ... Pumpkin Head
Miranda Whittle ... Girl on Trampoline
Robert Kim ... Police Officer
Dick Sollenberger ... Politician at Parade
Bob Parkinson ... Minister at Parade
Richard Rohrbough ... Minister at Parade
Scott Coffey ... Economic Student
1011 3/4
Field of Dreams 
AMG SYNOPSIS: "If you build it, he will come." That's the ethereal message that inspires Iowa farmer Ray Kinsella (Kevin Costner) to construct a baseball diamond in the middle of his cornfield. At first, "he" seems to be the ghost of disgraced ballplayer Shoeless Joe Jackson (Ray Liotta), who materializes on the ballfield and plays a few games with the awestruck Ray. But as the weeks go by, Ray receives several other messages from a disembodied voice, one of which is "Ease his pain." He realizes that his ballfield has been divinely ordained to give a second chance to people who have sacrificed certain valuable aspects of their lives. One of these folks is Salingeresque writer Terence Mann (James Earl Jones), whom Ray kidnaps and takes to a ball game and then to his farm. Another is Doc Graham (Burt Lancaster), a beloved general practitioner who gave up a burgeoning baseball career in favor of medicine. The final "second-chancer" turns out to be much closer to Ray. That "magical" field in Dyersville, Iowa still draws thousands of baseball-happy tourists each year. --

Moods : Fantastic Reality | Pick-Me-Ups
Themes : Baseball Players | Fathers and Sons | Farm Life | Obsessive Quests | Redemption
Keywords : bank, baseball, dreams, family, fantasy, farming, father, foreclosure, ghost, profession, scandal, son, sports, wish-fulfillment, writer, writing
Attributes : High Artistic Quality, High Production Values
Drama, Americana, Sports Drama 
Kevin Costner ... Ray Kinsella
Amy Madigan ... Annie Kinsella
James Earl Jones ... Terence Mann
Ray Liotta ... Shoeless Joe Jackson
Burt Lancaster ... Dr. Graham
Timothy Busfield ... Mark
Frank Whaley ... Archie Graham
Dwier Brown ... John Kinsella
C. George Baisi ... Man in Bar
James Andelin ... Feed Store Farmer
Mary Anne Kean ... Feed Store Lady
Fern Persons ... Annie's Mother
Michael Milhoan ... Buck Weaver-3B
Steve Eastin ... Eddie Cicotte-P
Charles Hoyes ... Swede Risberg-C
Art La Fleur ... Chick Gandil-1B
Lee Garlington ... Beulah, Angry PTA Mother
Mike Nussbaum ... Principal
Larry Brandenburg ... PTA Heckler
Mary McDonald Gershon ... PTA Heckler
Robert Kurcz ... PTA Heckler
Don John Ross ... Boston Butcher
Beatrice Fredman ... Boston Yenta
Geoffrey Nauffts ... Boston Pump Jockey
Anne Seymour ... Chisolm Newspaper Publisher
Howard Sherf ... Man in Bar
Joseph R. Ryan ... Man in Bar
Joe Glasberg ... Costumer
Mike Hodge ... Additional Ballplayer
Brian Frankish ... Clean-shaven Umpire
Jeffrey Neal Silverman ... Clean-shaven Center Fielder
250 3/4
The Fifth Element 
AMG SYNOPSIS: Good and evil battle for the future of 23rd century Earth in this visually striking big-budget science fiction epic. In the movie's prologue, which is set in 1914, scientists gather in Egypt at the site of an event that transpired centuries earlier. Aliens, it seemed, arrived to collect four stones representing the four basic elements (earth, air, fire and water) - warning their human contacts that the objects were no longer safe on Earth. A few hundred years later (in the 23rd century), a huge ball of molten lava and flame is hurtling toward Earth, and scientist-holy man Victor Cornelius (Ian Holm) declares that in order to prevent it from destroying the planet, the same four elemental stones must be combined with the fifth element, as embodied by a visitor from another world named Leeloo (Milla Jovovich). However, if the force of evil presents itself to the stones instead, the Earth will be destroyed, and an evil being named Zorg (Gary Oldman) will trigger the disaster. Despite her remarkable powers, Leeloo needs help with her mission, and she chooses her accomplice, military leader-turned-cab driver Korben Dallas (Bruce Willis), when she literally falls through the roof of his taxi. Writer and director Luc Besson began writing the script for The Fifth Element when he was only 16 years old, though he was 38 before he was able to bring it to the screen. -- Mark Deming

Moods : A World of Its Own | Other Dimensions
Themes : Heroic Mission | Protecting the Innocent | Evil Aliens | End of the World | Priceless Artifacts and Prized Objects | Race Against Time | Future Dystopias
Keywords : alien [not human], cab-driver, destruction-of-mankind, evil, good [quality], good-vs-evil, invasion, pursuit, space, weapons
Attributes : High Production Values, Sleeper
Science Fiction, Sci-Fi Action, Space Adventure 
Bruce Willis ... Korben Dallas
Milla Jovovich ... Leeloo
Ian Holm ... Victor Cornelius
Gary Oldman ... Jean-Baptiste-Emmanuel Zorg
Chris Tucker ... Ruby Rhod
Luke Perry ... Billy
Brion James ... General Munro
Lee Evans ... Fog
Tricky ... Right Arm
John Neville ... General Staedert
John Bluthal ... Professor Pacoli
Mathieu Kassovitz ... Mugger
Christopher Adamson ... Airport Cop
Fred Williams ... Hotel Manager
Mia Frye ... TV Stewardess
Indra Ové ... VIP Stewardess
Eve Salvail ... Tawdry Girl
961 1/4
Fifty Shades Darker 
AMG SYNOPSIS: This sequel to Fifty Shades of Grey adapts the second installment in E.L. James' best-selling trilogy of novels, which chronicle the torrid love affair between the demure Anatasia Steele (Dakota Johnson) and possessive businessman Christian Grey (Jamie Dornan). This time around, Steele and Grey's attempts to build a more trusting relationship are threatened by several of his past lovers.James Foley directed this erotic drama, which co-stars Kim Basinger, Rita Ora, Eric Johnson, Bella Heathcote, and Luke Grimes. --

Moods : Carnal Knowledge
Themes : Forbidden Love | Journey of Self-Discovery | Love Triangles | Mind Games
Keywords : jealousy, love-triangle, obsession, sadomasochism, submission
Drama, Erotic Drama, Softcore Sex Film 
Dakota Johnson ... Anastasia Steele
Jamie Dornan ... Christian Grey
Eric Johnson ... Jack Hyde
Rita Ora ... Mia Gray
Luke Grimes ... Elliot Grey
Victor Rasuk ... José Rodriguez
Eloise Mumford ... Kate
Bella Heathcote ... Leila Williams
Kim Basinger ... Elena Lincoln
Marcia Gay Harden ... Mrs. Grey
Max Martini ... Taylor
Bruce Altman ... Jerry Roach
Andrew Airlie ... Carrick Grey
Robinne Lee ... Ros Bailey
Amy Price-Francis ... Liz
Fay Masterson ... Mrs. Jones
John Callander ... Pimp
Ellen Ewusie ... Gallery Guest
Elizabeth McLaughlin ... Gallery Owner
Michael St. John Smith ... Auction Bidder
Michelle Harrison ... Auction Bidder
Mark de Carlo ... News Anchor
Bill Dow ... Willis
Julia Dominczak ... Gretchen
Colin Lawrence ... Penthouse Restaurant Customer
Lucia Walters ... Penthouse Restaurant Customer
Brooke Johnston ... Whispering Gallery Lady
959 1/4
Fifty Shades of Grey 
AMG SYNOPSIS: Director Sam Taylor-Johnson's big screen version of the initial book in the series, Fifty Shades of Grey, stars Dakota Johnson as Anastasia Steele, an English Lit major on the verge of graduation when her best friend, a journalism major, gets sick and asks Anastasia to do an assignment for her -- interview Christian Grey (Jamie Dornan), the wealthy businessman who is speaking at their impending graduation ceremony. The two hit it off right away; the awkward young woman is immediately turned on by his power and control, and he's drawn to her naivete. --

Moods : Carnal Knowledge | In the Mood for Love
Themes : Dangerous Attraction | Double Life | Mind Games | Self-Destructive Romance | Sexual Awakening
Keywords : masochism, sadist
Drama, Romance, Erotic Drama, Softcore Sex Film 
Jamie Dornan ... Christian Grey
Dakota Johnson ... Anastasia Steele
Jennifer Ehle ... Carla
Luke Grimes ... Elliot Grey
Marcia Gay Harden ... Dr. Grace Trevelyan Grey
Max Martini ... Jason Taylor
Eloise Mumford ... Kate Kavanagh
Dylan Neal ... Robbin "Bob" Adams
Rita Ora ... Mia
Victor Rasuk ... José
Callum Keith Rennie ... Ray
Andrew Airlie ... Mr. Grey
Elliat Albrecht ... Olivia
Rachel Skarsten ... Andrea
Emily Fonda ... Martina
Anthony Konechny ... Paul Clayton
Bruce Dawson ... Mr. Clayton
Tom Butler ... WSU University Student
Christine Willes ... WSU Grad Speaker/Reader
Chris Shields ... WSU Professor
Anna Louise Sargeant ... Female Grad
Megan Danso ... Female Grad
Jason Cermak ... Graduation Photographer
Brent McLaren ... Computer Technician
Steven Cree Molison ... Glider Tow Pilot
Elise Gatien ... Young Woman at Bar
Reese Alexander ... Elevator Businessman
David Orth ... Savannah Hotel Waiter
Julia Dominczak ... Pigtailed Blonde Server
251 3/4
Fight Club 
AMG SYNOPSIS: In this darkly comic drama, Edward Norton stars as a depressed young man (named in the credits only as "Narrator") who has become a small cog in the world of big business. He doesn't like his work and gets no sense of reward from it, attempting instead to drown his sorrows by putting together the "perfect" apartment. He can't sleep and feels alienated from the world at large; he's become so desperate to relate to others that he's taken to visiting support groups for patients with terminal diseases so that he'll have people to talk to. One day on a business flight, he discovers Tyler Durden (Brad Pitt), a charming iconoclast who sells soap. Tyler doesn't put much stock in the materialistic world, and he believes that one can learn a great deal through pain, misfortune, and chaos. Tyler cheerfully challenges his new friend to a fight. Our Narrator finds that bare-knuckle brawling makes him feel more alive than he has in years, and soon the two become friends and roommates, meeting informally to fight once a week. As more men join in, the "fight club" becomes an underground sensation, even though it's a closely guarded secret among the participants. (First rule: Don't talk about fight club. Second rule: Don't talk about fight club.) But as our Narrator and Tyler bond through violence, a strange situation becomes more complicated when Tyler becomes involved with Marla (Helena Bonham Carter), whom our Narrator became infatuated with when they were both crashing the support-group circuit. Based on the novel by Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club was directed by David Fincher, who previously directed Pitt in the thriller Seven. -- Mark Deming

Moods : Head Trips | Eyepoppers
Themes : Dangerous Friends | Cults | Existential Crisis | Fighting the System | Split Personalities | Terrorism
Keywords : alienation, identity-crisis, support-group, fight, love-triangle, materialism, terrorism, underground [counterculture], bombing
Attributes : Cult Film
Comedy Drama, Black Comedy, Psychological Drama, Satire 
Edward Norton ... Narrator
Brad Pitt ... Tyler Durden
Helena Bonham Carter ... Marla Singer
Meat Loaf ... Big Bob Paulson
Jared Leto ... Angel Face
Zach Grenier ... Boss
Markus Redmond
Eion Bailey ... Ricky
Christina Cabot ... Leader at Partners In Positivity
1152 2/4
The Final Countdown 
AMG SYNOPSIS: The USS Nimitz, a modern-day nuclear-powered aircraft carrier captained by Kirk Douglas, passes through a time warp and finds itself at Pearl Harbor on December 6, 1941. Douglas is all for preventing the infamous Japanese attack by unleashing the 1980s technology at his disposal. But wait--if history is inviolate, what will happen to future events if the attack doesn't come off? For nearly two hours, pros and cons are volleyed back and forth by Douglas, by ambitious senator Charles Durning, and by concerned observer Martin Sheen. --

Moods : Fantastic Reality
Themes : Time Travel | War At Sea
Keywords : aircraft-carrier, time-warp, paradox, stranded, war, nuclear-energy, Pearl-Harbor, politician
Science Fiction, Sci-Fi Action 
Kirk Douglas ... Capt. Matthew Yelland
Martin Sheen ... Warren Lasky
Katharine Ross ... Laurel Scott
James Farentino ... Cmdr. Richard Owens
Ron O'Neal ... Cmdr. Dan Thurman
Charles Durning ... Senator Chapman
James Lawrence ... Lt. Perry
Soon-Teck Oh ... Simura
Joe Lowry ... Cmdr. Damon
Alvin Ing ... Kajima
Mark Thomas ... Cpl. Kullman
Harold Bergman ... Bellman
Bill Couch, Jr.
Dan Fitzgerald ... Navy Doctor
Robert Goodman
Orwin Harvey
Lloyd Kaufman ... Lt. Cmdr. Kaufman
Richard Liberty
Jack McDermott
Gary Morgan
Phil Philbin ... Admiral
Ted Richert
George Warren
Billy Dee Williams
252 2/4
Final Destination 
AMG SYNOPSIS: In this teenage horror film, a young man avoids the hand of death, only to find that he can't get away from it so easily. On the way to Paris with his high-school French club, Alex Browning (Devon Sawa) has a vivid premonition of the plane crashing and killing all its passengers. After Alex and some other passengers demand to be let off the flight, his premonition turns out to be true, and the jet explodes during takeoff. While the FBI is convinced that Alex was involved in some kind of foul play, the passengers who got off the flight are all dying in horrible ways, as if whoever determined that the passengers would perish is punishing those who cheated death. Final Destination marked the feature directorial debut of James Wong, a producer and director for the TV series The X Files. -- Mark Deming

Moods : Nail-biters
Themes : Psychic Abilities | Race Against Time
Keywords : accident, aircraft, classmate, crash, death, investigation, premonition, trip
Horror, Slasher Film, Teen Movie 
Devon Sawa ... Alex Browning
Amanda Detmer ... Terry Chaney
Ali Larter ... Clear Rivers
Daniel Roebuck ... Agent Weine
Kristen Cloke ... Valerie Lewton
Seann William Scott ... Billy Hitchcock
Kerr Smith ... Carter Horton
Roger Guenveur Smith ... Agent Schreck
Tony Todd ... Bludworth
Forbes Angus ... Larry Murnau
Lisa Caruk ... Christa Marsh
Christine Chatelain ... Blake Dreyer
Guy Fauchon ... Hare Krishna
Brendan Fehr ... George Waggner
Larry Gilman ... Mr. Waggner
Marrett Green ... TV News Anchor
John Hainsworth ... Minister
P. Lynn Johnson ... Mrs. Waggner
Randy Stone ... Flight Attendant
Barbara Tyson ... Barbara Browning
Robert Wisden ... Ken Browning
253 3/4
Final Destination 2 
AMG SYNOPSIS: Death lurks, and two teenage girls try to figure out where he's heading, in this sequel to the unexpected teen horror hit Final Destination. As Clear Rivers (Ali Larter), the only surviving passenger of the ill-fated Flight 180, waits in a mental institution, certain Death will claim her, Kim (A.J. Cook), who has begun to display precognitive powers, is driving along the highway when she sees a terrible accident in which several cars crash into a logging truck. Moments later, the horrible vision is gone, but Kim is certain she saw an accident that was supposed to happen but didn't...and now Death will track down the souls he meant to take that day who slipped through his fingers. A police officer, Thomas Burke (Michael Landes), believes there's a germ of truth in Kim's story, and teams her up with Clear in hopes that together they can help prevent Death from snuffing out any more of the people involves in the accident that wasn't. Tony Todd also returns from the first film as Mr. Bludworth. -- Mark Deming

Moods : Blood and Gore | Nail-biters
Themes : Psychic Abilities | Race Against Time
Keywords : death, accident, car-crash, fate, highway, passenger, teenagers, clairvoyance, vision [mystical], decapitation, plane-crash
Horror, Teen Movie, Slasher Film 
Ali Larter ... Clear Rivers
A.J. Cook ... Kimberly Corman
Michael Landes ... Thomas Burke
Jonathan Cherry ... Rory
Keegan Connor Tracy ... Kat
Sarah Carter ... Shania
Lynda Boyd ... Nora Carpenter
David Paetkau ... Evan
Justina Machado ... Isabella Hudson
Tony Todd ... Mr. Bludworth
Enid-Raye Adams ... Dr. Kalarjian
Andrew Airlie ... Mr. Corman
Don Bell ... Biker
Chilton Crane ... Mrs. Gibbons
Cam Cronin ... Paramedic at Hospital
Aaron Douglas ... Deputy Steve
Marke Driesschen ... Host
Noel Fisher ... Brian Gibbons
Marrett Green ... Anchorman
Benita Ha ... Dental Receptionist
Sarah Hattingh ... Nurse in Delivery Room
Fred Henderson ... Dr. Lees
Rheta Hutton ... On-Ramp Lady
Christina Jastrzembska ... Administrator
Eric Keenleyside ... Deputy Suby
Jill Krop ... Anchorwoman
Jenny Lang ... Young Woman
Darcy Laurie ... Man in Elevator
Mark Lukyn ... Rescue Worker
Alison Matthews ... Physician
Odessa Munroe ... Biker's Girlfriend
Eileen Pedde ... Anaesthesiologist
David Purvis ... Guest
Alex Rae ... Dano
Klodyne Rodney ... Obstetrician
Shaun Sipos ... Frankie
Veena Sood ... ER Nurse
John Stewart ... Paramedic at Farm
Lorne Stewart ... Skate Rat
John R. Taylor ... Man With Hooks
254 2/4
Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within 
AMG SYNOPSIS: The first feature-length motion picture to use computer-generated imagery to create not only effects, props, and environments but also the human cast members themselves, this lavish science-fiction adventure follows closely on the heels of another video game-based film, Tomb Raider (2001). Ming-Na provides the voice of Dr. Aki Ross, a female scientist in the year 2065, a time when Earth has been overrun by extraterrestrial phantoms borne of a crashed meteor. Humans have been pushed back to cities protected by barriers that keep the marauding space monsters away, but time is running out. Fatally infected by one of the ghostly beasts, Ross seeks information about their purpose and physiology, assisted by her mentor Dr. Sid (voice of Donald Sutherland) and the Deep Eyes military squad of courageous Captain Gray Edwards (voice of Alec Baldwin). Tension develops between Aki's quest to stop the alien onslaught through study and the more extreme solution favored by the vengeful, saber-rattling General Hein (voice of James Woods), who would destroy both the aliens and the Earth itself. Aki ultimately comes to realize that the key to unlocking the mystery of the invaders lies within her own dreams. -- Karl Williams

Moods : Other Dimensions
Themes : Future Dystopias | Heroic Mission | Race Against Time
Keywords : dreams, General, mentor, meteor, monster, phantom, scientist
Science Fiction, Alien Film, Sci-Fi Action, Space Adventure 
Alec Baldwin ... Gray Edwards
Ving Rhames ... Ryan Whittaker
Steve Buscemi ... Neil Fleming
Peri Gilpin ... Jane Proudfoot
Donald Sutherland ... Dr. Sid
James Woods ... General Hein
Keith David ... Council Member #1
Jean Simmons ... Council Member #2
Matt McKenzie ... Major Elliot
255 4/4
Finding Nemo 
AMG SYNOPSIS: Andrew Stanton, who helped write Toy Story and Monsters, Inc., co-wrote and directed this computer-animated comedy-adventure about finding a very small fish in a very large ocean. Marlin (voice of Albert Brooks) is a more-than-slightly paranoid Clown Fish who is extremely devoted to his young son, Nemo (voice of Alexander Gould), the only survivor after an undersea predator swallowed up Nemo's mother and her other offspring. It's not Marlin's nature to explore unfamiliar waters, but when he and Nemo are accidentally separated near the Great Barrier Reef en route to Nemo's first day of fish school, Marlin gathers his courage and sets out to find his son. What Marlin doesn't know, however, is that while Nemo was looking at a boat passing on the surface, he was caught in a net and given a new home in a dentist's aquarium. As Marlin searches for his son, he makes friends with a friendly but absent-minded Regal Blue Tang named Dory (voice of Ellen DeGeneres), a Great White Shark named Bruce (voice of Barry Humphries) who is trying to cut fish out of his diet, a beach-rat Sea Tortoise named Crush (voice of Andrew Stanton), and Nigel (voice of Geoffrey Rush), a Pelican who can take Marlin's search from the ocean to dry land. Finding Nemo's impressive voice cast also includes Willem Dafoe, Allison Janney, Eric Bana, Stephen Root, and Brad Garrett. -- Mark Deming

Moods : Pick-Me-Ups | Young and Old Alike
Themes : Fathers and Sons | Getting Along [k] | Finding a Way Back Home | Daring Rescues | Heroic Mission | Body Image and Self-Esteem
Keywords : fish [animal], separation, ocean, parent/child-relationship, talking-animal, father, journey, son
Children's/Family, Family-Oriented Adventure, Adventure Comedy 
Albert Brooks ... Marlin
Ellen DeGeneres ... Dory
Alexander Gould ... Nemo the Clownfish
Willem Dafoe ... Gill
Brad Garrett ... Bloat
Allison Janney ... Peach the Starfish
Austin Pendleton ... Gurgle
Stephen Root ... Bubbles
Vicki Lewis ... Deb and Flo
Joe Ranft ... Jacques
Geoffrey Rush ... Nigel
Andrew Stanton ... Crush
Elizabeth Perkins ... Coral
Bob Peterson ... Mr. Ray
Barry Humphries ... Bruce the Great White Shark
Eric Bana ... Anchor
Bruce Spence ... Chum
Bill Hunter ... Dentist
Erik Per Sullivan ... Sheldon the Seahorse
John Ratzenberger ... Fish School
1153 3/4
Firefly [TV Series] 
AMG SYNOPSIS: Created by Joss Whedon (of Buffy the Vampire Slayer), Firefly was an "outer-space Western" set some four to five centuries in the future. Nathan Fillion starred as Captain Mal Reynolds, a disillusioned interplanetary-war veteran and outlaw of the Alliance, the current ruling government. Reynolds was skipper of the transport ship Serenity, a "Firefly-class" vessel. The cast of characters included Inara (Morena Baccarin), a doctor named Simon (Sean Maher), and a mystical preacher named Book (Ron Glass). Firefly made its American network debut on September 20, 2002, on Fox; it was cancelled after only 14 episodes. --

Moods : A World of Its Own | Other Dimensions
Themes : Space Travel | Wanderlust | Misfits and Outsiders | Unlikely Heroes | Future Dystopias | Space Wars
Keywords : space-travel, spacecraft, outer-space, crew, captain [ship]
Attributes : Cult Film
Science Fiction, Space Adventure, Prime-Time Drama [TV], Hybrid Western 
Nathan Fillion ... Capt. Malcolm "Mal" Reynolds
Gina Torres ... Zoe
Alan Tudyk ... Wash
Jewel Staite ... Kaylee Frye
Morena Baccarin ... Inara
Adam Baldwin ... Jayne
Sean Maher ... Dr. Simon Tam
Summer Glau ... River Tam
Ron Glass ... Book ("The Shepherd")
256 1/4
AMG SYNOPSIS: A businessman becomes the last line of defense for his family and his business in this thriller. Jack Stanfield (Harrison Ford) is an upper-echelon technology executive at Landrock Pacific Bank, a leading financial institution based in Seattle. Stanfield oversees security for Landrock, and has made sure that their online banking services are the best-protected in the world, and that the bank's data is safe from hackers and other intruders. However, Stanfield finds out the hard way that his system does indeed have a flaw when he's visited by Bill Cox (Paul Bettany), a cold and calculating man who has spent months learning everything there is know about Stanfield and his family. Cox's underlings have taken Stanfield's wife, Beth (Virginia Madsen), and their two children hostage, and they inform Jack that they will be released only when he uses his knowledge of the bank's security systems to deposit 100 million dollars in Cox's account in an offshore bank. Stanfield is deeply wary but willing to go along to ensure the safety of his family, but when he has reason to doubt that Cox and his cohorts will live up to their end of the bargain, he swings into action to exact justice against the criminals. Firewall also stars Alan Arkin, Robert Forster, and Mary Lynn Rajskub. -- Mark Deming

Moods : Nail-biters
Themes : Bank Robbery | Kidnapping | Blackmail | Hostage Situations
Keywords : bank, family, hostage, security, technology
Thriller, Action Thriller, Crime Thriller 
Harrison Ford ... Jack Stanfield
Paul Bettany ... Bill Cox
Virginia Madsen ... Beth Stanfield
Mary Lynn Rajskub ... Janet Stone
Robert Patrick ... Gary Mitchell
Robert Forster ... Harry Romano
Alan Arkin ... Arlin Forester
Carly Schroeder ... Sarah Stanfield
Jimmy Bennett ... Andy Stanfield
Gail Ann Lewis ... Bank Employee #1
Matthew Currie Holmes ... Bobby
Candus Churchill ... Betty
David Lewis ... Rich
Zahf Paroo ... Ravi
Pat Jenkinson ... Laurie
Eric Keenleyside ... Alan Hughes
Ona Grauer ... Waitress
Kett Turton ... Vel
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau ... Liam
Vince Vieluf ... Pim
Vincent Gale ... Willy
Beverly Breuer ... Sandra
Jennifer Kitchen ... Wendy
Kevin Mundy ... Video Surveillance Technician
Finn Michael ... Bank Employee #2
Richard Hendery ... Security Guard
Ken Tremblett ... Bob
Rebecca Robbins ... Girlfriend
Andrew McNee ... Doorman
Elizabeth Thai ... Janet's Neighbor
Brenda Crichlow ... Bank Teller
Ty Olsson ... Airport Traffic Cop
257 3/4
The Firm 
AMG SYNOPSIS: In this drama, based on the best-selling novel by John Grisham, Mitch McDeer (Tom Cruise) is a young man from a poor Southern family who has struggled through Harvard Law School to graduate fifth in his class. Mitch is entertaining offers from major firms in New York and Chicago, but when Memphis-based Bendini, Lambert, & Locke offer him a 20 percent higher salary than the best offer he's received, in addition to an enticing variety of perks and fringe benefits, he decides to sign on and remain in the South. Mitch's wife, Abby (Jeanne Tripplehorn), warns him that the deal sounds almost too good to be true, but it's not until after several weeks of working with Avery Tolar (Gene Hackman) that Mitch discovers that the vast majority of BL&L's business is tied to organized crime, with crime boss Joey Morolto (Paul Sorvino) using the firm to launder Mafia money. FBI agents Wayne Tarrance (Ed Harris) and F. Denton Voyles (Steven Hill) try to blackmail Mitch into helping them make a case against the firm, while BL&L's "security director" William Devasher (Wilford Brimley) is blackmailing him to do as he's told after Mitch foolishly allows himself to be seduced by a prostitute hired by the firm. The Firm was adapted for the screen by acclaimed playwright David Rabe and features performances by Hal Holbrook, Holly Hunter, and Gary Busey. -- Mark Deming

Moods : Nail-biters
Themes : Office Politics | Fighting the System | Whistleblowers | Dangerous Friends
Keywords : blackmail, corruption, detective, FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation), fraud, gangster, graduation, hitman, investigation, investigator, killing, lawyer, money-laundering, murder
Attributes : High Production Values
Thriller, Crime Thriller 
Tom Cruise ... Mitch McDeere
Jeanne Tripplehorn ... Abby McDeere
Gene Hackman ... Avery Tolar
Hal Holbrook ... Oliver Lambert
Ed Harris ... Wayne Tarrance
Terry Kinney ... Lamar Quinn
Holly Hunter ... Tammy Hemphill
Wilford Brimley ... William Devasher
David Strathairn ... Ray McDeere
Gary Busey ... Eddie Lomax
Steven Hill ... F. Denton Voyles
Tobin Bell ... The Nordic Man
Barbara Garrick ... Kay Quinn
Jerry Hardin ... Royce McKnight
Paul Calderon ... Thomas Richie
Jerry Weintraub ... Sonny Capps
Karina Lombard ... Young Woman on Beach
Donald Jones ... Attorney
Margo Martindale ... Nina Huff
John Beal ... Nathan Locke
Dean Norris ... Squat Man
Lou Walker ... Frank Mulholland
Debbie Turner ... Rental Agent
Tommy Cresswell ... Wally Hudson
David A. Kimball ... Randall Dunbar
Bart Whiteman ... Dutch
David Dwyer ... Prison Guard
Mark W. Johnson ... FBI Agent
Afemo Omilami ... Cotton Truck Driver
Clint Smith ... Cotton Truck Driver
Joey Anderson ... Ruth
Rebecca Glenn ... Young Woman at Patio Bar
Paul Sorvino ... Joey Morolto "uncredited"
Greg Goossen ... Vietnam Veteran
1211 3/4
First Man 
AMG SYNOPSIS: Director Damien Chazelle reunites with his La La Land star Ryan Gosling to depict the journey of Neil Armstrong, the first man to the walk on the moon. Armstrong, along with his fellow pilots, including Buzz Aldrin (Corey Stoll), must work his way through the rigorous space program of the 1960s, sacrificing his personal safety and time with his wife Janet (Claire Foy) and their children to defy death and push the boundaries of human exploration. -- Kaitlin Elise Miller

Moods : For Love of Country | Other Dimensions
Themes : Heroic Mission | Space Travel | Task Forces
Keywords : astronaut, mission [quest], moon, moon-walk, space, space-travel
Drama, Historical Film, Adventure Drama, Biopic [feature], Inspirational Drama, Space Adventure 
Ryan Gosling ... Neil Armstrong
Claire Foy ... Janet Armstrong
Pablo Schreiber ... Jim Lovell
Kyle Chandler ... Deke Slayton
Ciarán Hinds ... Gene Kranz
Ethan Embry ... Pete Conrad
Jason Clarke ... Edward Higgins White
Corey Stoll ... Buzz Aldrin
Patrick Fugit ... Elliott See
Christopher Abbott ... Dave Scott
Shea Whigham ... Gus Grissom
Lukas Haas ... Mike Collins
Brian d'Arcy James ... Joseph A. Walker
Cory Michael Smith ... Roger Chaffee
Kris Swanberg ... Marilyn See
Brady Smith ... Butch Butchart
J.D. Evermore ... Chris Kraft
William Gregory Lee ... Gordon Cooper
Steve Coulter ... Guenter Wendt
Nelson Bonilla ... NASA Pao
Philip Boyd ... Reporter
John David Whalen ... John Glenn
Donald Watkins ... Franklin Simms
Mark Kelly ... NBC Reporter #1
Charles Carroll ... Senator
Brian Mahoney ... Fire Inspector
Anthony Paolucci ... Reporter Jim
Rodney J. Hobbs ... X15 Flight Surgeon
Aurelien Gaya ... Agence France Reporter
Todd Truley ... Houston Post Reporter
Deedra Jordan ... Protester
Thomas Strickland ... Agena Command
Carl Horner ... NASA Inspector
1182 2/4
The First Purge 
AMG SYNOPSIS: This horror/action-adventure film from director Gerard McMurray serves as a prequel that recounts events that led up to the first Purge event. To push the crime rate below one percent for the rest of the year, the New Founding Fathers of America (NFFA) test a sociological theory that vents aggression for one night in one isolated community. Starring Y'lan Noel, Lex Scott Davis, Steve Harris, and Joivan Wade. --

Moods : Adrenaline Rush
Themes : Crime Sprees | Crimes of Passion | Future Dystopias | Political Unrest
Keywords : chaos, crime-spree, evil, hideout, killing, murder, purge, victim
Action, Horror, Science Fiction, Costume Horror, Sci-Fi Action, Sci-Fi Horror 
Steve Harris ... Freddy
Marisa Tomei ... The Architect - Dr. Updale
Patch Darragh ... Chief of Staff - Arlo Sabian
Siya ... Blaise
Mugga ... Dolores
Mo McRae ... 7 & 7
Jermel Howard ... Lorenzo
Derek Basco ... Taz
Chyna Layne ... Elsa
Ian Blackman ... Bracken - NFFA President
Melonie Diaz ... Juani
Suzanna A. Guzman ... Sister #1
Olivia Frances Williams ... Sister #2
Geoff Schuppert ... Psychologist #2
Deidre Goodwin ... Psychologist #3
Van Jones ... Reporter #2
Alan Pietruszewski ... Reporter #5
Logan Crawford ... Reporter #7
Gabriel Lopez ... Tall Man
Moises Acevedo ... Crazy-Eyed Man
887 1/4
Fist Fight 
AMG SYNOPSIS: On the last day before summer vacation at a rough-and-tumble high school, mild-mannered teacher Andy Campbell (Charlie Day) accidentally causes his fearsome colleague Ron Strickland (Ice Cube) to be fired. When Strickland then challenges him to a fist fight after school, Campbell must find a way to avoid a vicious beating. Tracy Morgan, Jillian Bell, Christina Hendricks, Dean Norris, and Dennis Haysbert co-star in this comedy directed by Richie Keen. -- Jack Rodgers

Moods : Comedy on the Edge
Themes : Bullies | Fired or Laid-Off | Unlikely Friendships
Keywords : beating, fight, high-school, school, teacher
Comedy, Workplace Comedy 
Ice Cube ... Ron Strickland
Charlie Day ... Andy Campbell
Tracy Morgan ... Coach Crawford
Jillian Bell ... Holly
Dean Norris ... Principal Tyler
Christina Hendricks ... Ms. Monet
Dennis Haysbert ... Superintendent Johnson
Kumail Nanjiani ... Mehar
Charlie Carver ... Nathaniel
Stephnie Weir ... Suzie
Kym E. Whitley ... 911 Operator
Gordon Danniels ... Irv
Jose L. Diaz ... Cody
Max Carver ... Daniel
Winston Francis ... Tough Guy
Ian Gregg ... Freddie
Richie Keen ... Computer Store Employee
Robert Pralgo ... Officer Kheel
Michael Beasley ... Officer Rodriguez
Terrence Rosemore ... Janitor
James Donadio ... Janitor
Ron Caldwell ... Scrawny Kid
Karen Beyer ... Ally's Teacher
Alisa Harris ... Desk Nurse
Brianna Brown ... News Reporter
Autumn Dial ... Stephanie
Peg Thon ... Mrs. Davis
Courtney Lauren Cummings ... Emma
Khamary Grant ... Donald
Ethan Alexander McGee ... Light Board Kid
Chanel Celaya ... Katie
Sean Brosnan ... Billy
258 2/4
Five Days 
"What if everything you loved vanished in broad daylight?"

A five-part miniseries that revolves around the disappearance of a young mother in a quiet British suburb and the circumstances that leave her children abandoned far from home.
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller 
Suranne Jones, Lee Massey, Michelle Bonnard, David Oyelowo, Luke Hudson, Anne Reid, Tyler Anthony, Penelope Wilton, Sarah Smart, Shivani Ghai, Bernard Hill, Matthew McNulty, Derek Riddell, Lucinda Dryzek, Charlie Creed-Miles
1049 2/4
AMG SYNOPSIS: Eager to find out what the afterlife is like, five adventurous medical students seek out near-death experiences by stopping their hearts for a brief period of time. However, their haunting visions of the great beyond eventually turn nightmarish and take over their waking lives. Ellen Page, Diego Luna, Nina Dobrev, James Norton, and Kiersey Clemons star in this remake of the 1990 sci-fi thriller of the same name. Directed by Niels Arden Oplev. --

Moods : Head Trips | Nail-biters | Other Dimensions
Themes : Metamorphosis | Obsessive Quests | On the Run | Work Ethics
Keywords : guilt, life-or-death, medical-ethics, medical-research, near-death-experience, side-effects
Horror, Science Fiction, Sci-Fi Horror, Supernatural Horror 
Ellen Page ... Courtney
Diego Luna ... Ray
Nina Dobrev ... Marlo
James Norton ... Jamie
Kiersey Clemons ... Sophia
Kiefer Sutherland ... Nelson
Beau Mirchoff ... Brad
Steve Byers ... Sam
Tyler Hynes ... Lane
Jenny Raven ... Irina Wong
Charlotte McKinney ... Girl On Bicycle
Wendy Raquel Robinson ... Sophia's Mother
Emily Piggford ... Neurology Resident
Taylor Trowbridge ... Lauren
Stefano Di Matteo ... Paramedic
Jimi Shlag ... Burly Patient
Jessica Rose ... Puzzle Nurse
259 2/4
AMG SYNOPSIS: A woman is forced to prove her own sanity to save the life of her daughter in this taut thriller. Kyle Pratt (Jodie Foster) is a successful aircraft designer who has recently been dealing with the traumatic death of her husband. After traveling to Berlin on business with her six-year-old daughter, Julia (Marlene Lawston), Kyle falls asleep on their flight back to New York, only to discover that her daughter has gone missing. While not knowing where Julia has gone is troubling enough, even more disturbing is the insistence by sky marshal Gene Carson (Peter Sarsgaard) and Captain Rich (Sean Bean) that no records indicate that the child ever boarded the jet. As Kyle becomes increasingly desperate to find her daughter, she must prove to the men in charge that her daughter did in fact board the plane with her, and that this turn of events is not a product of her imagination. But if Julia has gone missing, who has taken her and why? Also starring Erika Christensen and Kate Beahan, Flightplan was the first English-language feature from German director Robert Schwentke. -- Mark Deming

Moods : Spellbinders
Themes : Missing Persons | Race Against Time | Mind Games | Mothers and Daughters
Keywords : airplane, missing-person, flight, jet, single-parent, daughter
Thriller, Psychological Thriller 
Jodie Foster ... Kyle Pratt
Peter Sarsgaard ... Gene Carson
Sean Bean ... Captain Rich
Kate Beahan ... Stephanie
Michael Irby ... Obaid
Erika Christensen ... Fiona
Shane Edelman ... Mr. Loud
Mary Gallagher ... Mrs. Loud
Brent Sexton ... Elias
Judith Scott ... Estella
Marlene Lawston ... Julia
Assaf Cohen ... Ahmed
Haley Ramm ... Brittany Loud
Forrest Landis ... Rhett Loud
Jana Kolesarova ... Claudia
John Benjamin Hickey ... David
Gavin Grazer ... FBI Agent
Christopher Gartin ... Mike
Bess Wohl ... Katerina
Kirk B.R. Woller ... Grunick
Stephanie Faracy ... Anna
Christian Berkel ... Mortuary Director
Cooper Thornton ... West
Klaus Schindler ... Metal Detector Guard #1
Eva Plackner ... Ion Tracker Guard #1
Amanda Brooks ... Irene
Jesse Burch ... Row 19 Male Passenger
Greta Scacchi ... Therapist
Drake Johnston ... Main Deck Kid
Lois Hall ... Main Deck Grandma
Dirk Vahle ... Helicopter Pilot
260 1/4
AMG SYNOPSIS: Although "flub" is defined as "to make a mess of," the word "flubber" is a contraction from "flying rubber." In this remake of the 1961 comedy-fantasy The Absent Minded Professor, Robin Williams takes on the role created by Fred MacMurray and later executed by Harry Anderson on television, while the 1961 film's Flubber with anti-gravity properties has now been digitally reincarnated as a translucent green, pulsating, bouncing blob that loves to dance the mambo. Absent-minded college professor Philip Brainard (Williams), employed at a near-bankrupt university, creates the formula for Flubber, yet he can't remember to show up for his own wedding to university-President Sara Jean Reynolds (Marcia Gay Harden). His rival, Wilson Croft (Christopher McDonald), plots to steal Sara and the Flubber from Brainard. Rich, corrupt businessman Chester Hoenicker (Raymond Barry) tries to force Brainard to pass his failing son Bennett (Wil Wheaton), but he soon takes an interest in Flubber after hearing about it from his flunkies (Clancy Brown, Ted Levine). After using Flubber to fly over clouds in his 1963 T-Bird, Brainard realizes Flubber can also improve the performance of the school's pathetic basketball team. Jodi Benson is the voice of Weebo, Brainard's talking, flying household robot, with a video display of Disney clips at odd moments. Many gags are embellishments from the 1961 film, with John Hughes (Home Alone) rewriting the original Bill Walsh screenplay (based on Samuel Taylor's short story, "A Situation of Gravity"). Though Walsh died in 1975, he received posthumous credit for this script. Filming began October 8,1996 in San Francisco. -- Bhob Stewart

Themes : Experiments Gone Awry | Inventors | Nothing Goes Right | Unlikely Heroes
Keywords : absentmindedness, basketball, formula, inventor, professor, wedding, car, gravity
Comedy, Family-Oriented Comedy, Fantasy Comedy, Slapstick 
Robin Williams ... Professor Philip Brainard
Marcia Gay Harden ... Sara Jean Reynolds
Christopher McDonald ... Wilson Croft
Raymond J. Barry ... Chester Hoenicker
Clancy Brown ... Smith
Ted Levine ... Wesson
Wil Wheaton ... Bennett Hoenicker
Edie McClurg ... Martha George
Jodi Benson ... Weebo
Leslie Stefanson ... Sylvia
Adryenn Ashley
261 3/4
Flushed Away 
AMG SYNOPSIS: A previously pampered society mouse must fight his way back to the comforts of Kensington after he is sent spiraling into an underground world filled with scavenger rats and villainous toads in a fun-filled family adventure produced by DreamWorks Animation and Aardman Features and featuring the voices of Hugh Jackman, Kate Winslet, Ian McKellen, and Jean Reno. Roddy (Jackman) was living the high life when he first met Sid the sewer rat (Shane Richie), but that's all about to change when Sid decides to send the hapless mouse down the pipes and stealthily take his place in the lap of luxury. Though the bustling sewer city of Ratropolis isn't without its fair share of kind citizens, it is certainly no place for a pampered mouse with a taste for life's finer things. Upon making the acquaintance of scavenger rat Rita (Winslet), Roddy is certain that the pair can navigate their way back to the surface in Rita's trusty boat, the Jammy Dodger, but Rita's help doesn't come cheap, and the nefarious Toad (McKellen) is determined to rid Ratropolis of all things rodent. When Toad's hapless hench-rats Spike (Andy Serkis) and Whitey (Bill Nighy) fail to achieve acceptable results, the green meanie is forced to call in the cavalry in the form of legendary French mercenary Le Frog (Reno) to get the job done. -- Jason Buchanan

Moods : Young and Old Alike
Themes : Finding a Way Back Home
Keywords : rat [animal], sewer-system
Children's/Family, Family-Oriented Adventure, Family-Oriented Comedy 
Hugh Jackman ... Roddy
Kate Winslet ... Rita
Ian McKellen ... The Toad
Jean Reno ... Le Frog
Bill Nighy ... Whitey
Andy Serkis ... Spike
Shane Richie ... Sid
Kathy Burke ... Rita's Mum
David Suchet ... Rita's Dad
Miriam Margolyes ... Rita's Grandma
Susan Duerden ... Mother
Miles Richardson ... Father
Douglas Weston ... Newspaper Seller
Roger Blake ... Policeman, Balloon Seller
Christopher Fairbank ... Thimblenose Ted, Cockroach, Passerby
Newell Alexander ... Tex
Christopher Knights ... Fat Barry, Market Trader
Emma Tate ... Fly-Lady, Passerby 2
Tom McGrath ... Action Figure, Artist
Sam Fell ... Liam, Prophet, Ladykiller, Fanseller
David Bowers ... Goldfish, Fly, Shocky, Henchfrog, Tadpole
Simon Callow
Geoffrey Palmer
262 4/4
The Fly 
AMG SYNOPSIS: Considered fairly gruesome in its day, the original 1958 The Fly looks like Mister Rogers' Neighborhood compared to this 1986 remake. Jeff Goldblum and Geena Davis star as Seth Brundle, a self-involved research scientist, and Veronica Quaife, a science-magazine reporter. Inviting Veronica to his lab, Seth prepares to demonstrate his "telepod," which can theoretically transfer matter through space. As they grow closer over the next few weeks, she inadvertently goads Seth into experimenting with human beings rather than inanimate objects. Seth himself enters the telepod, preparing to transmit himself through the ether -- but he doesn't know that he is sharing the telepod with a tiny housefly. -- Hal Erickson

Moods : Blood and Gore
Themes : Experiments Gone Awry | Mutants | Inventors | Mad Scientists
Keywords : scientist, experiment, teleportation, fly [insect], metamorphosis, mutant, science-runs-amok
Attributes : High Artistic Quality, High Production Values
Horror, Science Fiction, Creature Film, Sci-Fi Horror 
Jeff Goldblum ... Seth Brundle
Geena Davis ... Veronica Quaife
John Getz ... Stathis Borans
Joy Boushel ... Tawny
Les Carlson ... Dr. Cheevers
George Chuvalo ... Marky
Michael Copeman ... 2nd Man in Bar
David Cronenberg ... Gynecologist
Carol Lazare ... Nurse
Shawn Hewitt ... Clerk
1207 2/4
Forever Young 
AMG SYNOPSIS: A man undergoes a scientific experiment that causes him to wake up after 50 years without aging a day in this romantic science-fiction tale. In 1939, Daniel (Mel Gibson) is a test pilot who is brave in the air but lacks the nerve to ask his girlfriend Helen (Isabel Glasser) to marry him, even though he loves her deeply. When Helen is hit by a truck and is taken to the hospital in a coma, Daniel is despondent, and he approaches his best friend Harry (George Wendt). Harry is a scientific researcher working with the military who has been experimenting with cryogenic suspension; Daniel asks Harry to have him frozen for a year rather than go through the hell of waiting to see if Helen lives or dies. Harry reluctantly agrees, but after the pilot is put on ice, Harry's experiments are shut down, and Daniel is forgotten. In 1992, two young boys, Nat (Elijah Wood) and Felix (Robert Hy Gorman) are playing in an abandoned military warehouse and find a freezing unit. They open it and find Daniel, who before long is all thawed out and physically not much worse for wear. However, the world is a very different place than it was in 1939; the boys bring their discovery home, where their single mother Claire (Jamie Lee Curtis) looks after Daniel and helps him adjust to his new world. A friendship between them begins to grow into something deeper, until Daniel discovers that his beloved Helen is still alive. Forever Young also features Joe Morton, Rob Morrow, and Vanessa Williams. -- Mark Deming

Moods : Fantastic Reality
Themes : Time Sleepers | Fish Out of Water | Lovers Reunited | Haunted By the Past | Experiments Gone Awry
Keywords : freeze, alcoholism, coma, cryogenics, experiment, romance, test-pilot, warehouse
Fantasy, Romance, Science Fiction, Romantic Fantasy 
Mel Gibson ... Daniel McCormick
Jamie Lee Curtis ... Claire
Elijah Wood ... Nat Cooper
Isabel Glasser ... Helen
George Wendt ... Harry
Joe Morton ... Cameron
Nicholas Surovy ... John
David Marshall Grant ... Wilcox
Robert Hy Gorman ... Felix
Millie Slavin ... Susan Finley
Steve Hinton ... Boy with Ice Cream
Eric Pierpoint ... Fred
Michael A. Goorjian ... Steven
Veronica Lauren ... Alice
Art La Fleur ... Alice's Father
Walton Goggins ... Gate MP
Amanda Foreman ... Debbie
Robert Munns ... Wrong Harry
J.D. Cullum ... Frank
Ava Lazar ... Waitress at Diner
Michael Briggs ... Pilot at Airshow
Kenny Ransom ... Officer at Warehouse
Jared Chandler ... Officer at Warehouse
Jon Menick ... Doctor at Airfield
Paul Ganus ... Airbase Worker
Jason Iorg ... Airbase Personnel
Mary Ellen Moore ... Ticket Woman
Dean Hallo ... Man at Picnic
Miriam Beesley ... Woman at Picnic
Lisa Savage ... Woman at Picnic
Cody Burger ... Boy at Picnic
Greg Allan Martin ... Man at Picnic
Joel McKinnon Miller ... Man at Picnic
William Marquez ... Doctor at Hospital
John Bourg ... Daniel-Age 11
Ara Maxwell ... Helen-Age 11
263 0/4
The Forger 
AMG SYNOPSIS: A paroled thief (John Travolta) gets sucked into an audacious heist scheme to steal a Monet painting by replacing it with a perfect duplicate. -- Violet LeVoit

Moods : Nail-biters
Themes : Art Theft | Eccentric Families | Fathers and Sons | Perfect Crime | Priceless Artifacts and Prized Objects
Keywords : father, forgery, heist, painting
Crime, Drama, Crime Drama, Family Drama 
John Travolta ... Raymond J. Cutter
Christopher Plummer ... Joseph Cutter
Tye Sheridan ... Will Cutter
Abigail Spencer ... Agent Paisley
Jennifer Ehle ... Kim
Anson Mount ... Keegan
Marcus Thomas ... Carl
Travis Aaron Wade ... Detective Devlin
Lyndon Smith ... Melanie
Sean Malone ... Finn
264 2/4
The Forgotten 
AMG SYNOPSIS: A grieving woman must make a journey into her past in this psychological thriller. Telly Paretta (Julianne Moore) is a mother who is struggling to put her life back together after the unexpected death of her eight-year-old son. Telly begins seeing a therapist (Gary Sinise) who offers a startling diagnosis -- that her son never really existed, and all her memories of the child are products of her imagination. When Telly meets a man with a strangely similar story to tell about his lost child (Dominic West), she becomes convinced that her doctor is wrong, and sets out to prove the existence of her child -- and that she isn't insane. The Forgotten also features Alfre Woodard and Anthony Edwards. An alternate ending exists to this film, which has been released on DVD and purportedly does a great deal to compensate for the story's weaknesses. -- Mark Deming

Moods : Head Trips
Themes : Mind Games | Evil Aliens
Keywords : alien-abduction, lost-child, memory, government-agent, psychiatrist
Thriller, Psychological Thriller, Supernatural Thriller 
Julianne Moore ... Telly
Dominic West ... Ash
Gary Sinise ... Dr. Jack Munce
Alfre Woodard ... Anne Pope
Linus Roache ... A Friendly Man
Robert Wisdom ... Carl Dayton
Jessica Hecht ... Eliot
Anthony Edwards ... Jim
1127 4/4
Forrest Gump 
AMG SYNOPSIS: "Stupid is as stupid does," says Forrest Gump (played by Tom Hanks in an Oscar-winning performance) as he discusses his relative level of intelligence with a stranger while waiting for a bus. Despite his sub-normal IQ, Gump leads a truly charmed life, with a ringside seat for many of the most memorable events of the second half of the 20th century. Entirely without trying, Forrest teaches Elvis Presley to dance, becomes a football star, meets John F. Kennedy, serves with honor in Vietnam, meets Lyndon Johnson, speaks at an anti-war rally at the Washington Monument, hangs out with the Yippies, defeats the Chinese national team in table tennis, meets Richard Nixon, discovers the break-in at the Watergate, opens a profitable shrimping business, becomes an original investor in Apple Computers, and decides to run back and forth across the country for several years. Meanwhile, as the remarkable parade of his life goes by, Forrest never forgets Jenny (Robin Wright Penn), the girl he loved as a boy, who makes her own journey through the turbulence of the 1960s and 1970s that is far more troubled than the path Forrest happens upon. Featured alongside Tom Hanks are Sally Field as Forrest's mother; Gary Sinise as his commanding officer in Vietnam; Mykelti Williamson as his ill-fated Army buddy who is familiar with every recipe that involves shrimp; and the special effects artists whose digital magic place Forrest amidst a remarkable array of historical events and people. --

Moods : Memory Lane | Triumph of the Spirit
Themes : Saintly Fools | Rags To Riches | Mothers and Sons | Unrequited Love
Keywords : mental-retardation, friendship, love, war, family, handicap, football, ping-pong, running, shrimp, underdog
Attributes : High Production Values
Comedy Drama, Drama, Americana, Period Film 
Tom Hanks ... Forrest Gump
Robin Wright ... Jenny Curran
Gary Sinise ... Lt. Dan Taylor
Mykelti Williamson ... Bubba Blue
Sally Field ... Mrs. Gump
Michael Conner Humphreys ... Young Forrest
Hanna R. Hall ... Young Jenny Curran
Ellen Lewis
Harold G. Herthum ... Doctor
George Kelly ... Barber
Bob Penny ... Cronie
Sam Anderson ... Principal Hancock
Peter Dobson ... Young Elvis Presley
Siobhan Fallon ... School Bus Driver
Jason McGuire ... Fat Teen
Sonny Shroyer ... College Football Coach
Brett Rice ... High School Football Coach
David Brisbin ... Newscaster
Al Harrington ... Local Anchor #1
Gary Robinson ... Bus Recruit
Afemo Omilami ... Drill Sergeant
Mike Jolly ... Club Patron
John Voldstad ... Club Patron
Jeffrey Winner ... Club Patron
Byron Minns ... Wounded Soldier
John Galt ... President Johnson
Geoffrey Blake ... Wesley
Paul Raczkowski ... Man in VW Bug
Dick Cavett ... Himself
Joe Alaskey ... Richard M. Nixon
Peter Bannon ... Local Correspondent #2
Joe Washington ... Local Anchor #2
Nora Dunfee ... Elderly Southern Woman
Hallie D'Amore ... Waitress in Cafe
Charles Boswell ... Aging Hippie
Mary Ellen Trainor ... Jenny's Babysitter
Don Fischer ... Army Recruiter
Michael Burgess ... Cleveland
Haley Joel Osment ... Forrest Junior
Aaron Michael Lacey ... Lt. Venetti
265 2/4
AMG SYNOPSIS: Elements of Orwellian science-fiction and old-fashioned prison dramas are combined in this futuristic action film, as an unjustly imprisoned couple attempts to escape from a high-tech jail known as The Fortress. The Fortress is the tool of a repressive government, an imposing, computerized hell, featuring lasers for cell bars, robot guards, computerized brainwashing, and the like. Still, some things never change, including the presence of an evil warden, who harasses the pretty wife while her husband frantically searches for a way out. The special effects and design work are effective, particularly in comparison to the film's modest budget, but the story will undoubtedly seem disappointingly predictable to many viewers. Nevertheless, the film's blend of competent (if unoriginal) action and technology proved enough of a draw to make the film a financial success internationally, though it received little notice in the United States. -- Judd Blaise

Themes : Fighting the System | Future Dystopias | Technology Run Amok
Keywords : abortion, against-the-system, android, atrocity, bureaucracy, captive, captor, cyborg, escape, government, oppression, pregnancy, prison, prison-escape, rescue, sadist
Action, Science Fiction, Sci-Fi Action 
Christopher Lambert ... John Brennick
Loryn Locklin ... Karen Brennick
Kurtwood Smith ... Poe
Lincoln Kilpatrick ... Abraham
Clifton Gonzalez Gonzalez ... Nino
Jeffrey Combs ... D-Day
Tom Towles ... Stiggs
Vernon Wells ... Maddox
Carolyn Purdy-Gordon ... Zed-10
Eric Briant Wells ... Border Guard
Michael Simpson ... Medical Trainee
960 1/4
Four Rooms 
AMG SYNOPSIS: Four of the most celebrated directors in the independent film community pooled their talents for this episodic comedy. Ted (Tim Roth) is the new bellboy at a beautiful but decaying luxury hotel; he is not having a good time of it on New Year's Eve, his first night on the job. In one room, a coven of witches are trying to summon the spirit of the goddess Diana; each of the witches must bring a different bodily fluid for their spell to work, but Eva (Ione Skye), who was supposed to bring semen, managed to lose her supplies, and needs Ted's help for a last-minute replacement. Another room, where Ted was supposed to deliver some ice, turns out to house an angry husband (David Proval), who is holding his bound-and-gagged wife (Jennifer Beals) at gunpoint. A third room is taken by a tough-talking gangster (Antonio Banderas), his doormat wife (Tamlyn Tomita), and their two children; the gangster demands that Ted watch over the kids, who turn out to be mischievous terrors beyond Ted's wildest imagination. And room number four is where an arrogant film actor (Quentin Tarantino) is holding a party. One of his guests makes a bet that he can get a Zippo lighter to light ten times in a row, with his finger at stake if he loses. Allison Anders directed the first segment, which also featured Madonna, Valeria Golino, and Lili Taylor. The second segment was directed by Alexandre Rockwell, husband of his frequent leading lady Jennifer Beals. Robert Rodriguez directed the third story, while the finale was directed by its star, Quentin Tarantino; the final segment also features Bruce Willis, who appeared unbilled. --

Themes : Hostage Situations | Mischievous Children | Witches
Keywords : motel, bellhop, coven, gangster, hotel, husband, resurrection, weapons, witch
Comedy, Farce 
Tim Roth ... Ted the bellhop
Valeria Golino ... Athena ["The Missing Ingredient"]
Jennifer Beals ... Angela (segments "The Man from Hollywood"/"The Wrong
Antonio Banderas ... Man (segment "The Misbehavers")
Quentin Tarantino ... Chester (segment "The Man from Hollywood")
Bruce Willis ... Leo ["The Man from Hollywood"]
Amanda de Cadenet ... Diana
Madonna ... Elspeth ["The Missing Ingredient"]
Ione Skye ... Eva ["The Missing Ingredient"]
Lili Taylor ... Raven ["The Missing Ingredient"]
Alicia Witt ... Kiva (segment "The Missing Ingredient")
David Proval ... Sigfried ["The Wrong Man"]
Tamlyn Tomita ... Wife (segment "The Misbehavers")
Salma Hayek ... TV dancer (segment "The Misbehavers")
Paul Calderon ... Norman ["The Man from Hollywood"]
Lawrence Bender ... Long Hair Yuppy Scum
Kathy Griffin ... Betty
Marc Lawrence ... Sam the Bellhop
Paul Skemp ... Real Theodore
Marisa Tomei ... Margaret
Sammi Davis ... Jezebel ["The Missing Ingredient"]
Lana McKissack
Danny Verduzco
266 2/4
The Fox and the Hound 
AMG SYNOPSIS: The Disney animated feature The Fox and the Hound tells the story of a friendship between traditional enemies. Tod is a fox whose parents have died. His best friend is a hunting dog named Copper. As Copper grows up, he learns that it is his job to hunt foxes. Tod's caretaker Widow Tweed takes Tod to live in a game preserve where he falls madly in love with Vixey. Copper and his owner eventually enter the preserve to hunt Tod, and eventually Copper must decide between duty and friendship. -- Perry Seibert

Themes : Faltering Friendships | Man's Best Friend
Keywords : animal, bear, dog, fox, friendship, hunting, love, rival
Children's/Family, Animated Musical, Family-Oriented Adventure 
Mickey Rooney ... Tod
Kurt Russell ... Copper
Pearl Bailey ... Big Mama
Jack Albertson ... Amos Slade
Sandy Duncan ... Vixey
Jeanette Nolan ... Widow Tweed
Pat Buttram ... Chief
John Fiedler ... Porcupine
John McIntire ... Badger
Paul Winchell ... Boomer
Corey Feldman ... Young Copper
1075 2/4
AMG SYNOPSIS: Docudrama about millionaire John du Pont (Steve Carell) and his relationship with brothers Dave (Mark Ruffalo) and Mark Schultz (Channing Tatum), Olympic gold-medal wrestlers who train at his estate. Mark initially idolizes du Pont, but slowly realizes the depths of his benefactor's madness. Moneyball's Bennett Miller directed from a script by E. Max Frye and Dan Futterman. --

Moods : Food for Thought
Themes : Coaches and Players | Innocence Lost | Mental Illness | Sibling Relationships | Underdogs | Wrestling
Keywords : heir, mansion, Olympic-sports, schizophrenia, wrestling-Greco-Roman
Drama, Docudrama, Family Drama, Sports Drama, True Crime 
Steve Carell ... John du Pont
Channing Tatum ... Mark Schultz
Mark Ruffalo ... David Schultz
Sienna Miller ... Nancy Schultz
Vanessa Redgrave ... Jean du Pont
Anthony Michael Hall ... Jack
Guy Boyd ... Henry Beck
Brett Rice ... Fred Cole
Dave Bennett ... Documentary Filmmaker
Jackson Frazer ... Alexander Schultz
Samara Lee ... Danielle Schultz
Francis J. Murphy III ... Wayne Kendall
Jane Mowder ... Rosie
Lee Perkins ... Corporal Daly
Robert Haramia ... Banquet Guest
Daniel Hilt ... Roberto Garcia
Bryan Cook ... Ben Langer
David Zabriskie ... Dan Bane
Zach Rey ... Foxcatcher Wrestler #1
Reece Humphrey ... Foxcatcher Wrestler #2
J.D. Bergman ... Foxcatcher Wrestler #3
Corey Jantzen ... Foxcatcher Wrestler #4
Frederick Feeney ... Seoul Referee
Mark Schultz ... Weigh-in Official #1
Lee Kemp ... Weigh-in Official #2
Jake Herbert ... Mark's Opponent at Trials
Donald Modrick ... Front Gate Guard
Gabrielle B. Burton ... School Secretary
Kevin Cooke ... Photographer
Bill Ehrin ... Broiler Hut Patron
Roger Callard ... Helicopter Pilot
Dan Anders ... General
Barry Vlanich ... D.C. Partygoer
Sam Brehm ... Hank Church
Bruce Baumgartner ... USA Wrestling Rep #3
Joey Russo ... Olympic Trials Referee
Ken Williams ... Coach Ken
Gene Mills ... Worlds Referee
John C. Baxter ... Worlds Announcer
Rick Steigerwald ... Wexler Trainer
Mark Snider ... MMA Referee
Jazz Securo ... MMA Announcer
Corey Walker ... MMA Backstage Official
Alan Oppenheimer ... Du Pont Dynasty Narrator
267 1/4
AMG SYNOPSIS: Loosely based on the book Foxfire by Joyce Carol Oates, this film is about four high-school girls, dissimilar in every other way, who find that they are all being made to perform sexually with their biology teacher. This discovery leads them to become allies and friends. Shortly afterward, they exact revenge on their teacher at the cost of being expelled from school. Taking up residence in an abandoned house in the woods, they practice some rather sexy bonding rituals between themselves. Thanks to the efforts of their ringleader Legs to get drug rehab money for one of the girls, they find themselves on the wrong side of the law, and the chase begins. -- Clarke Fountain

Themes : Women's Friendship | Fighting the System | High School Life | Sexual Awakening | Teachers and Students
Keywords : friendship, high-school, manipulation, revenge, sex, sexual-assault, teacher, rehabilitation [detox]
Drama, Coming-of-Age, Feminist Film, Teen Movie 
Hedy Burress ... Maddy Wirtz
Angelina Jolie ... Legs Sadovsky
Jenny Shimizu ... Goldie Goldman
Sarah Rosenberg ... Violet Kahn
Peter Facinelli ... Ethan Bixby
Jay Acovone
Fran Bennett
Richard Beymer ... Mr. Parks
John Diehl
Jenny Lewis ... Rita Faldes
Cathy Moriarty ... Martha Wirtz
Chris Mulkey
972 2/4
Foxy Brown 
AMG SYNOPSIS: Blaxploitation icon Pam Grier stars as Foxy Brown, a sexy but streetwise woman whose ne'er-do-well brother Link (Antonio Fargas) is a drug dealer who owes mobsters 20,000 dollars. To get the hoods off his back, Link names Foxy's boyfriend as a government agent trying to wipe out organized crime, and the mob soon has him rubbed out. But Hell hath no fury like Foxy Brown scorned; posing as a hooker to get the inside scoop on the mob, she goes on a crusade to find out who murdered her man, and she exacts revenge with the help of a local activist group. The supporting cast includes cult figure Sid Haig as a bad guy (as usual) and Peter Brown and Kathryn Loder as a seriously kinky couple who rule the local mob. --

Themes : Inner City Blues | Out For Revenge | Drug Trade
Keywords : castration, drugs, gangster, killing, murder, police, prostitute/prostitution, rape, revenge, undercover
Crime, Thriller, Blaxploitation, Crime Thriller 
Pam Grier ... Foxy Brown
Antonio Fargas ... Link Brown
Peter Brown ... Steve Elias
Terry Carter ... Michael Anderson
Kathryn Loder ... Katherine Wall
Harry Holcombe ... Judge Fenton
Judy Cassmore ... Vicki
Tony Giorgio ... Eddie
Fred Lerner ... Bunyan
Brenda Venus ... Arabella
Sid Haig ... Hays
Juanita Brown ... Claudia
Sally Ann Stroud ... Deb
Bob Minor ... Oscar
268 3/4
Freaky Friday 
AMG SYNOPSIS: A high-strung mom and her punky daughter learn what it's like to walk in each other's shoes -- literally -- in Disney's second update of their 1977 teen fantasy comedy. The new-millennium Freaky Friday has disgruntled teen Anna Coleman (Lindsay Lohan) living, sans father, with her uptight therapist-author mom Tess (Jamie Lee Curtis) and bratty brother Harry (Ryan Malgarini). The angst between the two reaches a fever pitch on the eve of Tess' wedding rehearsal: Anna wants to ditch the proceedings for an all-important band audition, but Tess sees the conflict as a show of resentment toward imminent step-dad Ryan (Mark Harmon). When the whole clan goes out to dinner at their favorite Chinese restaurant, their sage waitress (Lucille Soong) picks up on the tension between the mother and daughter and casts a spell on them via two magic fortune cookies. The next day, Tess and Anna must put up with life in each other's bodies -- until, as the fortune says, they can come to a greater understanding of one another. Freaky Friday was previously remade for TV in 1995 with Shelley Long and Gaby Hoffman in the leads. -- Michael Hastings

Moods : Fantastic Reality | Young and Old Alike
Themes : Mothers and Daughters | Trading Bodies | Generation Gap | Managing Parental Relationships [k] | Wishes Come True | Wedding Bells
Keywords : body-switching, daughter, mother, stepfather, therapist, widow/widower, high-school, teenagers
Comedy, Fantasy Comedy, Family-Oriented Comedy 
Jamie Lee Curtis ... Tess Coleman
Lindsay Lohan ... Anna Coleman
Mark Harmon ... Ryan
Harold Gould ... Grandpa
Chad Michael Murray ... Jake
Stephen Tobolowsky ... Mr. Bates
Christina Vidal ... Maddie
Rosalind Chao ... Pei-Pei
Ryan Malgarini ... Harry Coleman
Lucille Soong ... Pei-Pei's Mom
Willie Garson ... Evan
Dina Waters ... Dottie Robertson
Julie Gonzalo ... Stacey Hinkhouse
Lu Elrod ... Detention Monitor
Haley Hudson
830 2/4
Free State of Jones 
AMG SYNOPSIS: In this historical war drama inspired by true events, Matthew McConaughey plays a Mississippi native named Newt Knight, who leads an armed rebellion of struggling farmers and slaves against the Confederacy during the American Civil War. Written and directed by Gary Ross, The Free State of Jones co-stars Keri Russell, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, and Mahershala Ali. -- Daniel Gelb

Themes : Military Life | Reluctant Hero
Keywords : civil-war, Confederate, farmer, rebellion, Union-Army, uprising, war
Action, Drama, War, War Adventure, War Drama 
Matthew McConaughey ... Newton Knight
Gugu Mbatha-Raw ... Rachel
Mahershala Ali ... Moses Washington
Keri Russell ... Serena Knight
Sean Bridgers ... Sumrall
Jacob Lofland ... Daniel
Liza J. Bennett ... Junie Lee
Thomas Francis Murphy ... Elias Hood
Bill Tangradi ... Lt. Barbour
Kerry Cahill ... Mary/Yeoman Farmer
Joe Chrest ... James Eakins
Donald Watkins ... Wilson
Jill Jane Clements ... Aunt Sally
Dane Rhodes ... Ward
Lawrence Turner ... Chester
Troy Hogan ... George
David Jensen ... Defense Attorney
Bill Martin Williams ... Whittington
John P. Fertitta ... Judge
David Maldonado ... Polling Station Clerk
John Neisler ... Leonidas Polk
Sharon Landry ... Mrs. Coleman
Mary Elizabeth Ellis ... Margaret
Kurt Krause ... Injured Soldier
Henry Frost ... Orderly/Crying Soldier
P.J. Marshall ... Sergeant Battlefield
Lucy Faust ... Second Woman/Yeoman Farmer
Lara Grice ... Mrs. Eakins
Johnny McPhail ... Old Man
Kylen Davis ... Boy/Alice Hotel
Lajessie Smith ... Isaac
Kesha Bullard ... Moses' Wife
Jackson Beals ... Overseer
Sam Malone ... Cotton Field Worker
Garrett Kruithof ... Second Man
Jaren Mitchell ... Freedman
Jim Klock ... Farmer
Will Beinbrink ... Farmer
Carsen Flowers ... Yeoman Girl
Kirk Bovill ... Merchant
Matthew Lintz ... Younger Coleman Brother
Mattie Liptak ... Daniel Whitehead
Samantha Hopkins ... Eakins Daughter
Melanie Hebert ... Eakins' Daughter
Ann Hamilton ... Susie Mae
269 2/4
AMG SYNOPSIS: Known more for his dark, psychological crime thrillers Primal Fear (1996) and Fallen (1998), director Gregory Hoblit surprisingly created this Frank Capra-meets-Rod Serling-style fantasy that mixes several genres of storytelling into a likable stew. James Caviezel stars as John Sullivan, a New York police detective who has never recovered from the death of his father Frank (Dennis Quaid), a firefighter who died heroically when John was a boy. Experimenting with his dad's beloved ham radio one summer night, extreme sunspot activity allows John to contact Frank 30 years in the past. Since he's able to warn Frank away from danger, his father's death never occurs. Then the unthinkable happens: John's altered future is one in which his mother Julia (Elizabeth Mitchell) has been murdered by a serial killer. Now John in the present and Frank in the past must try to solve the riddle of the killer's identity and change the time line again. Frequency was written by Toby Emmerich, the brother of actor Noah Emmerich, who appears in a supporting role created specifically for him. -- Karl Williams

Moods : Fantastic Reality | Nail-biters
Themes : Fathers and Sons | Haunted By the Past | Serial Killers | Time Travel
Keywords : time-warp, ham-radio, serial-killer, father, firefighter, police-officer, supernatural, mysticism
Attributes : Sleeper
Thriller, Fantasy, Supernatural Thriller, Family Drama 
Dennis Quaid ... Frank Sullivan
James Caviezel ... John Sullivan
Andre Braugher ... Satch DeLeon
Elizabeth Mitchell ... Julia Sullivan
Noah Emmerich ... Gordon Hersch
Shawn Doyle ... Jack Shepard
Jordan Bridges ... Graham Gibson
Melissa Errico ... Samantha Thomas
Daniel Henson ... Johnny Sullivan (6 years)
868 3/4
Friday the 13th 
AMG SYNOPSIS: One of the longest-running horror film series began with this gory shocker from director Sean S. Cunningham, who had previously produced Wes Craven's classic Last House on the Left. Entrepreneur Steve Christie (Peter Brouwer) re-opens Camp Crystal Lake after many years during which it has been cursed by murders and bad luck. The young and nubile counselors all begin to die extremely bloody deaths at the hands of an unseen killer during a rainstorm which isolates the camp. A woman is chopped in the face with an axe, another has her throat sliced in amazingly gruesome fashion, a male counselor (Harry Crosby) is pinned to a door with arrows, and a young Kevin Bacon has an arrow shoved through his throat from below a bed. Victor Miller's script is not particularly impressive, but Cunningham's tense direction, and some remarkable special-effects by acclaimed makeup artist Tom Savini are enough to make it worthwhile. 1950s quiz show regular Betsy Palmer appears as the cook whose son, Jason (Ari Lehman), drowned 25 years earlier while neglected by romancing counselors. Palmer was reportedly cast because she was willing to drive her own car to and from the set. Trivia buffs should note the decapitation scene near the end, in which the female killer exhibits rather hirsute hands clutching at the air. The hands belong to Savini's assistant, Taso N. Stavrakis. Friday the 13th made over 20 million dollars at the box office and spawned numerous sequels. -- Robert Firsching

Moods : Blood and Gore
Themes : Serial Killers | Summer Camp
Keywords : homicidal-maniac, serial-killer, slasher, killing-spree, lake, summer-camp, camp, counselor, death, promiscuity, psychopath, rampage, teenagers, drowning, mental-retardation
Horror, Slasher Film, Teen Movie 
Betsy Palmer ... Mrs. Voorhees
Adrienne King ... Alice
Harry Crosby ... Bill
Laurie Bartram ... Brenda
Mark Nelson ... Ned
Robbi Morgan ... Annie
Jeannine Taylor ... Marcie
Kevin Bacon ... Jack
Ari Lehman ... Jason
Peter Brouwer ... Steve Christy
Rex Everhart ... Truck Driver
Ronn Carroll ... Sgt. Tierney
Ron Millkie ... Dorf
Walter Gorney ... Crazy Ralph
Sally Anne Golden ... Sandy
270 2/4
From Hell 
AMG SYNOPSIS: The true-life horror story of Jack the Ripper gets a new spin in this screen adaptation of the acclaimed graphic novel by Alan Moore and Eddie Campbell. In 1888, a ruthless and cold-blooded killer begins hunting prostitutes in East London, and while the murderer's work is savage, the mutilation of his victims suggests the fiend has an extensive medical background. Amidst a background of political unrest and barely contained scandal among the royal family, the murderer's grisly exploits shock and frighten all of England, and one of Scotland Yard's top inspectors, Fred Abberline (Johnny Depp), is put on the case, along with his partner, Peter Godley (Robbie Coltrane). Abberline, depending on one's viewpoint, is either blessed or cursed with second sight, and while he blurs his ability to see future events with opium and other drugs, he still has an uncanny ability to ferret out dangerous criminals, which is put to the test as he and Godley search for the Ripper. As Abberline and Godley investigate the neighborhood where the crimes occur, they become acquainted with the prostitutes and street people who were friends and compatriots of the victims, and Abberline finds himself falling in love with Mary Kelly (Heather Graham), a beautiful Irish streetwalker. As Abberline tries to identify the killer before Mary Kelly can become the next victim, he and Godley have to contend with Sir Charles Warren (Ian Richardson), their superior who is keen to pin the murders on a culprit who isn't British, and Sir William Gull (Ian Holm), a respected physician who has his own ideas about the murders and the benefits of psychosurgery. From Hell marked a change of pace for Albert Hughes and Allen Hughes, the sibling directorial team best known for their gritty depictions of America's urban underground in such films as Menace II Society and Dead Presidents. -- Mark Deming

Moods : Spellbinders
Themes : Serial Killers | Class Differences | Murder Investigations | Prostitutes
Keywords : Scotland-Yard, serial-killer, Jack-the-Ripper, murder, police-inspector, prostitute/prostitution, royalty, secret-society, Victorian, second-sight, disembowelment, mutilation
Thriller, Costume Horror, Period Film, Police Detective Film 
Johnny Depp ... Inspector Frederick George Abberline
Heather Graham ... Mary Kelly
Ian Holm ... Sir William Gull
Robbie Coltrane ... Sgt. Peter Godley
Ian Richardson ... Sir Charles Warren
Jason Flemyng ... Netley
Katrin Cartlidge ... "Dark Annie" Chapman
Terence Harvey ... Ben Kidney
Susan Lynch ... Liz Stride
Lesley Sharp ... Kate Eddowes
Annabelle Apsion ... Polly
Mark Dexter ... Albert Sickert/Prince Edward
271 2/4
Frosty Returns 
AMG SYNOPSIS: In this sequel to the much-loved "Frosty the Snowman" cartoon special, Frosty reappears to befriend a girl named Holly and help save Christmas from the invention of an evil snow-exterminating chemical. -- Iotis Erlewine

Keywords : holiday, inventor, snowman, Winter
Brian Doyle-Murray
John Goodman
Jan Hooks
Andrea Martin
Jonathan Winters
272 2/4
Frosty the Snowman 
AMG SYNOPSIS: This special release celebrates the 45th anniversary of an animated Christmas classic, Frosty the Snowman. First airing on CBS, the Jimmy Durante-narrated special has been a staple of Christmastime for decades. Enjoy the holiday special in all its digitally restored glory. -- Daniel Gelb

Keywords : friendship, holiday, snowman
Children's/Family, Animated Musical, Children's Fantasy 
Jimmy Durante ... Narrator
Jackie Vernon ... Frosty
Billy De Wolfe ... The Magician
273 2/4
AMG SYNOPSIS: After the kingdom of Arendelle is cast into eternal winter by the powerful Snow Queen Elsa (voice of Idina Menzel), her sprightly sister Anna (Kristen Bell) teams up with a rough-hewn mountaineer named Kristoff (Jonathan Groff) and his trusty reindeer Sven to break the icy spell. Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee co-directed this Walt Disney Animation Studios production based on Hans Christian Andersen's beloved fairy tale The Snow Queen. -- Jason Buchanan

Themes : Crowned Heads | Curses and Spells | Sibling Relationships
Keywords : good-vs-evil, kingdom, mountainman, queen [royalty], reindeer, spell [magic]
Children's/Family, Fairy Tales & Legends 
Kristen Bell ... Anna
Idina Menzel ... Elsa
Jonathan Groff ... Kristoff
Josh Gad ... Olaf the Snowman
Santino Fontana ... Hans
Alan Tudyk ... The Duke of Weselton
Ciarán Hinds ... Pabbie/Grandpa
Stephen J. Anderson ... Kai
Edie McClurg ... Gerda
Robert Pine ... Bishop
Maurice LaMarche ... King
Eva Bella ... Young Elsa
Spencer Lacey Ganus ... Teen Elsa
Jesse Corti ... Spanish Dignitary
Ava Acres ... Additional Voices
Annaleigh Ashford ... Additional Voices
Jenica Bergere ... Additional Voices
Paul Briggs ... Additional Voices
Terri Douglas ... Additional Voices
Jean Gilpin ... Additional Voices
Nicholas Guest ... Additional Voices
Nick Jameson ... Additional Voices
John Lavelle ... Additional Voices
Pat Lentz ... Additional Voices
Katie Lowes ... Additional Voices
Courtney Peldon ... Additional Voices
Raymond S. Persi ... Additional Voices
Lynwood Robinson ... Additional Voices
Jadon Sand ... Additional Voices
Pepper Sweeney ... Additional Voices
Steve Apostolina ... Additional Voices
Kirk Baily ... Additional Voices
David Boat ... Additional Voices
June Christopher ... Additional Voices
Wendy Cutler ... Additional Voices
Eddie Frierson ... Additional Voices
Jackie Gonneau ... Additional Voices
Bridget Hoffman ... Additional Voices
Jennifer Lee ... Additional Voices
Mona Marshall ... Additional Voices
Scott Menville ... Additional Voices
Paul Pape ... Additional Voices
Jennifer Perry ... Additional Voices
Jean-Michel Richaud ... Additional Voices
Fred Tatasciore ... Additional Voices
965 2/4
Full Body Massage 
AMG SYNOPSIS: In this erotic drama, Nina (Mimi Rogers) is a successful gallery owner who lives alone in a luxurious house filled with exquisite works of art. Her career is demanding, and once a week she gets a massage at home to ease her tenseness. One week she is surprised when Fitch (Bryan Brown) arrives to substitute for her regular masseur. During the massage session, Nina and Fitch discuss their lives, and the film makes cinematic use of flashbacks and intercut footage to reveal their pasts and inner thoughts. Nina reminisces about her ex-husband, as well as about an artist who was a recent lover. Fitch's memories revolve around the love of his life, a Hopi woman who introduced him to the healing arts. Fitch turns out to be a man who both intrigues and irks Nina, and although she finds the massage physically relaxing, she is troubled when he confronts her with challenging questions. By the end of the film, more than Nina's physical tenseness has been released: she has opened up both psychologically and spiritually. --

Moods : Carnal Knowledge
Themes : Brief Encounters | Crumbling Marriages | Life in the Arts
Keywords : massage [therapeutic], art-dealer, masseuse, artist, ex-husband, Hopi-Indians, lover
Drama, Erotic Drama, Psychological Drama 
Bryan Brown ... Fitch
Mimi Rogers ... Nina
274 3/4
Full Metal Jacket 
AMG SYNOPSIS: Stanley Kubrick's return to filmmaking after a seven-year hiatus, this film crystallizes the experience of the Vietnam War by concentrating on a group of raw Marine volunteers. Based on Gustav Hasford's novel The Short Timers, the film's first half details the volunteers' harrowing boot-camp training under the profane, power-saw guidance of drill instructor Sgt. Hartman (R. LEE ERMEY, a real-life drill instructor whose performance is one of the most terrifyingly realistic on record). Part two takes place in Nam, as seen through the eyes of the now thoroughly indoctrinated marines. Ironically, Full Metal Jacket was filmed almost entirely in England. -- Hal Erickson

Moods : Tough Guys
Themes : Innocence Lost | Military Life
Keywords : Marines, battlefield, boot-camp [military], drill-instructor, training, Vietnam, war, suicide
Attributes : High Production Values
War, Anti-War Film, Combat Films, War Drama 
Matthew Modine ... Private Joker/Private J.T. Davis
Adam Baldwin ... Animal Mother
Vincent D'Onofrio ... Leonard Lawrence, Pvt. Gomer Pyle
R. Lee Ermey ... Gunnery Sgt. Hartman
Dorian Harewood ... Eightball
Arliss Howard ... Pvt. Cowboy
Kevin Howard ... Rafterman
Ed O'Ross ... Walter J. Schinoski, Lt. Touchdown
John Terry ... Lt. Lockhart
Kirk Taylor ... Sgt. Payback
Ian Tyler ... Lt. Cleves
Papillon Soo Soo ... Da Nang Hooker
Tan Hung Francione ... ARVN Pimp
Costas Dino Chimona ... Chili
Peter Merrill ... TV Journalist
Keiron Jecchinis ... Crazy Earl
Gary Landon Mills ... Donlon
Gil Kopel ... Stork
Herbert Norville ... Daytona Dave
Bruce Boa ... Colonel Poge
Tim Colceri ... Doorgunner
Sal Lopez ... T.H.E Rock
Marcus D'Amico ... Handjob
Robert Nichols ... Marine
Bill Thompson ... Marine
Michael Williams ... Marine
John Wilson ... Marine
275 2/4
Furious 7 
AMG SYNOPSIS: Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel) and his tight-knit gang of street racers must battle the brother of a defeated nemesis and rescue a software genius from terrorists. The film is dedicated to series regular Paul Walker, who died halfway through production. -- Violet LeVoit

Moods : Adrenaline Rush | Tough Guys
Themes : Car Racing
Keywords : street-racing
Action, Action Thriller, Chase Movie 
Vin Diesel ... Dominic Toretto
Paul Walker ... Brian O'Conner
Tony Jaa ... Louie Tran
Jason Statham ... Deckard Shaw
Dwayne Johnson ... Luke Hobbs
Michelle Rodriguez ... Letty Ortiz
Kurt Russell ... Petty
Djimon Hounsou ... Jakande
Ronda Rousey ... Kara
Nathalie Emmanuel ... Ramsey
Elsa Pataky ... Elena
Tyrese Gibson ... Roman Pearce
Jordana Brewster ... Mia Toretto
Iggy Azalea
Anna Colwell ... Hot Teacher
Stephanie Jones ... Emirati Woman
John Brotherton ... Sheppard
Tara Macken ... Bedroom Body Guard
Elena Diaz ... Foam Girl
276 1/4
The Further Adventures of Tennessee Buck 
AMG SYNOPSIS: David Keith both directs and stars in this Sri Lanka-filmed adventure spoof. Taking equal portions of "Indiana Jones," King Solomon's Mines and The Macomber Affair, the film finds Keith playing Buck Malone, a mercenary hunter, headquartered in Borneo. Hired to guide a cotton-witted married couple through the wilderness, Malone falls in love with the wife (former Playboy foldout Kathy Shower) while hubby (Brant van Hoffman) walks around in a perpetual daze. The film ventures into John & Bo Derek territory when the intrepid trio cross the path of erotically-inclined cannibals. Further Adventures of Tennesse Buck isn't exactly rocket science, but it's immensely enjoyable on a low-comedy level. -- Hal Erickson

Themes : Heroic Mission
Keywords : cannibal, family-member, guide, island, jungle, rescue, Superhero, tribe
Action, Adventure, Adventure Comedy, Satire 
David Keith ... Buck Malone
Kathy Shower ... Barbara Manchester
Sillaiyoor Selvarajan ... Sinaga
Tiziana Stella ... Che
Sumith Mudanayaka ... Chief
Pearl Vesudeva ... Chief's Mother
Somi Ratanayaka ... Witch Doctor
Solomon Hapte-Selassie ... Tui
Lilani Perera ... Panang Chief's Wife
Augustus Pietrangali ... Chief Manoot
Piyadasa Wijekodn ... Panang chief
Sidney Lassick ... Wolfgang Meyer
277 2/4
AMG SYNOPSIS: Brad Pitt leads a tank crew in the final days of World War II in this war drama from End of Watch's David Ayer. The year is 1945. Army sergeant Wardaddy (Brad Pitt) is the grizzled commander of a Sherman tank. Determined to strike a decisive victory for the Allies in the European Theater, Wardaddy leads his five-man crew on a treacherous mission behind enemy lines. His mission complicated by the sudden appearance of a rookie soldier in his platoon, the sergeant knows that victory is within reach, and vows to achieve it by any means necessary. -- Jeremy Wheeler

Themes : Heroic Mission | Military Life
Keywords : war, tank [vehicle]
Action, War, Combat Films, War Drama, Psychological Drama 
Brad Pitt ... Wardaddy
Shia LaBeouf ... Boyd "Bible" Swan
Logan Lerman ... Norman Ellison
Michael Peña ... Trini "Gordo" Garcia
Jon Bernthal ... Grady "Coon-Ass" Travis
Jason Isaacs ... Captain Waggoner
Scott Eastwood ... Sergeant Miles
Jim Parrack ... Sergeant Binkowski
Kevin Vance ... Sergeant Peterson
Xavier Samuel ... Lieutenant Parker
Anamaria Marinca ... Irma
Alicia von Rittberg ... Emma
Laurence Spellman ... Sergeant Dillard
Daniel Betts ... Burgermeister
Adam Ganne ... SS Lieutenant
Eric Kofi Abrefa ... Company Messenger
Osi Okerafor ... Truck Driver
John Macmillan ... Corporal
Saul Barrett ... Young SS Trouper
Marek Oravec ... SS Officer
Kyle Soller ... Medic #1
Jake Curran ... Medic #2
Jack Bannon ... Young Tanker
Branko Tomovic ... German Corporal
Orion Lee ... Tired GI #1
Vivien Bridson ... Old Woman
Christian Contreras ... Outpost Sentry
Stella Stocker ... Widowed Woman
Jacob Vonhendial ... Son
Lukas Rolfe ... Hitler Youth #1
Leon Rolfe ... Hitler Youth #2
Harry Hancock ... Hitler Youth #3
Daniel Dorr ... Lt Obersturmfurher Schmidt
Bernhard Forcher ... Sturmbannfuhrer Muller
Edin Gali ... Sgt Hauptscharfuhrer Wolfe
Jaime FitzSimons ... SS Sniper
Charlie Rotheram ... Tank Commander 'Fury'
Nick Beattie ... Tank Commander 'Matador'
Jimmy Carroll ... Tank Commander 'Old Phyllis'
Chip Dale ... Tank Commander 'Lucy Sue'
Hugh Vere Nicoll ... 50 Cal Gunner 'Murder Inc.'
Xander Rawlins ... Tank Crew

Total: 160 movies