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543 4/4
Pacific Rim 
AMG SYNOPSIS: Filmmaker Guillermo del Toro teams up with Legendary Pictures to bring audiences a unique take on the monster film with this sci-fi production. Charlie Hunnam (Sons of Anarchy) stars as a washed-out controller and pilot of a series of robots called Jaegers, which are put into production after Earth is invaded by a species of giant monsters, the Kaijus. The Brothers Bloom's Rinko Kikuchi co-stars as a trainee whom Hunnam is psychically paired with in order to pilot the last beacon of hope -- a decommissioned Jaeger assigned to stop the Kaijus once and for all. Thor's Idris Elba leads the rest of the starring cast, which includes Charlie Day, Rob Kazinsky and Ron Perlman. -- Jeremy Wheeler

Moods : Adrenaline Rush
Themes : Kaiju | Mecha [Anime]
Keywords : fight, giant, robot, monster
Science Fiction, Creature Film 
Charlie Hunnam ... Raleigh Becket
Diego Klattenhoff ... Yancy Becket
Idris Elba ... Stacker Pentecost
Rinko Kikuchi ... Mako Mori
Charlie Day ... Dr. Newton Geiszler
Burn Gorman ... Gottlieb
Max Martini ... Herc Hansen
Rob Kazinsky ... Chuck Hansen
Ron Perlman ... Hannibal Chau
Brad William Henke ... Construction Foreman
Larry Joe Campbell ... Construction Worker
Mana Ashida ... Young Mako
Santiago Segura ... Wizened Man
Joe Pingue ... Captain Merrit
Milton Barnes ... McTighe
Brian Frank ... 1st Officer
Ellen McLain ... Gipsy Danger AI
David Fox ... Old Man on Beach
Jake Goodman ... Child
Robin Thomas ... American UN Representative
David Richmond-Peck ... Canadian UN Representative
Charles Luu ... Wei Tang Triplet
Mark Luu ... Wei Tang Triplet
Robert Maillet ... Lt. S. Kaidanovsky
Heather Doerksen ... Lt. A. Kaidanovsky
Joshua Peace ... Officer
Sebastian Pigott ... Engineer
Victoria Marie ... Chinese Girl in Anti-Kaiju Refuge
Roger Wong ... Man in Anti-Kaiju Refuge
Jane Watson ... Raleigh and Yancy's Mom
Robert Morse ... Raleigh and Yancy's Dad
Paul Wyers ... Young Raleigh
Tyler Stevenson ... Young Yancy
Mike Chute ... Saltchuck Crew
Duncan McLeod ... Saltchuck Crew
Louis Paquette ... Saltchuck Crew
Matthew G. Taylor ... Saltchuck Crew
Terry Belleville ... UN Representative
Frank T. Nakashima ... UN Representative
Farzad Sadrian ... UN Representative
Mishu Vellani ... UN Representative
Clive Walton ... UN Representative
Peter Kosaka ... Young Mako's Father
Yiren Stark ... Young Mako's Mother
Hubert Tran ... Asian Boy
Trek Buccino ... Young Newt
Drew Adkins ... Young Gottlieb
Kelvin Lum ... Hannibal Chau Thug
Soo David Chum Ling ... Hannibal Chau Thug
Randy Lee ... Hannibal Chau Thug
Jung-Yul Kim ... Hannibal Chau Thug
Kaelyn Wong ... Hannibal Chau Thug
1133 3/4
Pacific Rim: Uprising 
AMG SYNOPSIS: When the aliens known as Kaiju invade Earth again, Mako Mori (Rinko Kikuchi) recruits her estranged brother Jake (John Boyega), son of fallen hero Stacker Pentecost (Idris Elba), to lead a new international team of Jaeger robot pilots. Aided by Dr. Hermann Gottlieb (Burn Gorman) and Dr. Newton Geiszler (Charlie Day), the young pilots must combat bigger, more advanced monsters to save the world. Director Steven S. DeKnight takes the reins from Guillermo del Toro for this sequel to 2013’s Pacific Rim. --

Moods : Fantastic Reality
Themes : Kaiju | Reluctant Hero | Robots and Androids | Task Forces
Keywords : alien [not human], fighter-pilot, human, killler-robot, legacy, monster, robot, secret-organization, sister
Attributes : High Budget
Action, Science Fiction, Sci-Fi Action, Sci-Fi Adventure 
John Boyega ... Jake Pentecost
Scott Eastwood ... Nate Lambert
Jing Tian ... Liwen Shao
Rinko Kikuchi ... Mako Mori
Burn Gorman ... Dr. Hermann Gottlieb
Charlie Day ... Dr. Newton Geiszler
Karan Brar ... Suresh
Nick E. Tarabay ... Sonny
Bridger Zadina ... Dean
Madeleine McGraw ... Young Amara
Ellen McLain ... GLaDOS
Jai Day ... PPDC Officer 1
Nick Satriano ... PPDC Officer #2
544 3/4
Panic Room 
AMG SYNOPSIS: A well-regarded spec script by A-list screenwriter David Koepp became this stylish thriller from director David Fincher. Jodie Foster stars as Meg Altman, a single mother of an diabetic preteen daughter, Sarah (Kristen Stewart). Meg's going through an unhappy divorce that forces her and Sarah to move into a new home. They choose a deluxe New York brownstone that coincidentally boasts an unusual feature: a "panic room," a vault-like hidden space capable of literally sealing itself off from the rest of the building. With its thick steel door on springs, separate ventilation and communications systems, and video monitors linked to cameras mounted throughout the home, the room is an impregnable fortress. It quickly comes in handy when the Altmans' new residence is invaded by a trio of thieves: Junior (Jared Leto), Burnham (Forest Whitaker), and Raoul (Dwight Yoakam). Meg and Sarah are able to secure themselves in the panic room before the robbers can get to them, but it turns out that Sarah's medication is still on the outside, the phone's not yet connected, and the loot the gang's seeking is inside the panic room with them. A cat-and-mouse battle of wits ensues, with Meg trying to outwit their captors over the course of one very long night, as her daughter's health dissipates. Panic Room (2002) co-stars Ann Magnuson, Patrick Bauchau, and Koepp's fellow screenwriter, Andrew Kevin Walker, in a cameo role. -- Karl Williams

Moods : Nail-biters
Themes : Woman In Jeopardy | Crime Gone Awry | Dishonor Among Thieves | Trapped or Confined | Under Siege | Mind Games | Mothers and Daughters
Keywords : cat-and-mouse, burglary, captive, daughter, diabetes, home, security-system, single-parent
Attributes : High Production Values
Thriller, Psychological Thriller 
Jodie Foster ... Meg Altman
Forest Whitaker ... Burnham
Dwight Yoakam ... Raoul
Jared Leto ... Junior
Kristen Stewart ... Sarah Altman
Ann Magnuson ... Lydia Lynch
Patrick Bauchau ... Stephen Altman
Holt McCallany
Andrew Kevin Walker
1172 4/4
Pan's Labyrinth 
AMG SYNOPSIS: Mexican filmmaker Guillermo del Toro returns to the phantasmagorical cinema that defined such early fare as Cronos and The Devil's Backbone with this haunting fantasy-drama set in the aftermath of the Spanish Civil War and detailing the strange journeys of an imaginative young girl who may be the mythical princess of an underground kingdom. Her mother, Carmen (Ariadna Gil), recently remarried to sadistic army captain Vidal (Sergi López) and soon to bear the cruel military man's child, shy young Ofelia (Ivana Baquero) is forced to entertain herself as her recently-formed family settles into their new home nestled deep in the Spanish countryside. As Ofelia's bed-ridden mother lies immobilized in anticipation of her forthcoming child and her high-ranking stepfather remains determined to fulfill the orders of General Francisco Franco to crush a nearby guerilla uprising, the young girl soon ventures into an elaborate stone labyrinth presided over by the mythical faun Pan (Doug Jones). Convinced by Pan that she is the lost princess of legend and that in order to return to her underground home she must complete a trio of life-threatening tasks, Ofelia sets out to reclaim her kingdom and return to her grieving father as Vidal's housekeeper Mercedes (Maribel Verdú) and doctor (Alex Angulo) plot secretly on the surface to keep the revolution alive. --

Moods : A World of Its Own
Themes : Chosen One | Fantasy Life | Mythical Creatures | Mothers and Daughters | Servants and Employers
Keywords : fairytale, fantasy, guerrilla, labyrinth, princess, reality, revolution
Attributes : High Artistic Quality
Drama, Fantasy, Fairy Tales & Legends, Period Film, War Drama 
Ariadna Gil ... Carmen
Ivana Baquero ... Ofelia
Sergi López ... Vidal
Maribel Verdú ... Mercedes
Doug Jones ... Pan / Pale Man
Alex Angulo ... Doctor
Manolo Solo ... Garces
Cesar Vea ... Serrano
Roger Casamajor ... Pedro
Gonzalo Martin Uriarte ... Frances
Eusebio Lazaro ... Father
Juanjo Cucalon ... Mayor
Lina Mira ... Mayor's Wife
Mario Zorilla ... First-Aid Boss
Sebastian Haro ... Civil Guard Captain
Mila Espiga ... Doctor's Wife
Pepa Pedroche ... Conchita
María Jesús Gatoo ... Jacinta
Ana Saez ... Paz
Chani Martin ... Trigo
Milo Taboada ... Young Man
Fernando Albizu ... Engineer
Pedro G. Marzo ... Manager
Jose Luis Torrijos ... Sergeant Bayona
Inigo Garces ... Young Guerrilla 2
Fernando Tielve ... Young Guerrilla 2
Federico Luppi ... King
Chicho Campillo ... Old Man
Shirley Cheechoo ... Stick Insect
545 2/4
Paper Towns 
AMG SYNOPSIS: Adapted from the young adult novel by John Green, Fox 2000's Paper Towns tells the story of the bizarre mystery that unfolds in the wake of an acute youthful trauma. After stumbling across the body of a suicide victim, two young neighbors gradually begin to drift apart. Years later, the girl appears at the boy's window in a ninja costume, and requests his help in punishing those who were cruel to her. The following day she disappears without a trace, leaving him in a state of emotional flux as he follows a bizarre trail of clues in hopes of tracking her down. -- Jason Buchanan

Moods : Triumph of the Spirit
Themes : High School Life | Journey of Self-Discovery | Small-Town Life | Unlikely Friendships | Wanderlust
Keywords : body, suicide
Drama, Coming-of-Age, Road Movie, Teen Movie 
Nat Wolff ... Quentin
Cara Delevingne ... Margo
Austin Abrams ... Ben
Halston Sage ... Lacey
Jaz Sinclair ... Angela
862 1/4
AMG SYNOPSIS: Two passengers (Chris Pratt and Jennifer Lawrence) aboard a spacecraft traveling to a distant planet are brought out of suspended animation by a technical glitch -- 90 years before the vessel is due to reach its destination. Together, they must investigate the malfunction that awakened them, which could threaten the safety of the ship. Michael Sheen and Laurence Fishburne co-star. Directed by Morten Tyldum (The Imitation Game). -- Jack Rodgers

Themes : Space Travel | Technology Run Amok | Trapped or Confined
Keywords : astronaut, space-travel
Action, Science Fiction, Psychological Sci-Fi, Romantic Drama 
Jennifer Lawrence ... Aurora Lane
Chris Pratt ... Jim Preston
Michael Sheen ... Arthur
Laurence Fishburne ... Gus Mancuso
Andy Garcia ... Captain Norris
Julee Cerda ... Instructor (Hologram)
Aurora Perrineau ... Best Friend
Chris Edgerly ... InfoMat Voice/Deejay
Fred Melamed ... Observatory Voice
Matt Corboy ... Video Game Voice
Matt Wolf ... French Restaurant Robot Waiter
Jean-Michel Richaud ... French Restaurant Robot Waiter
Jon Spaihts ... Autodoc Voice
546 2/4
The Passion of The Christ 
AMG SYNOPSIS: Mel Gibson's well-publicized production The Passion of the Christ concerns the last 12 hours in the life of Jesus of Nazareth. The dialogue is spoken in the ancient Aramaic language, along with Latin and Hebrew. In the Garden of Gethsemane near the Mount of Olives, Jesus (James Caviezel) is betrayed by Judas Iscariot (Luca Lionello). Jesus is condemned to death for blasphemy and brought before Pontius Pilate (Hristo Naumov Shopov), the Roman governor of Judea, for sentencing. The roaring crowd demand his death, so Pilate orders his crucifixion. Jesus is severely beaten and made to carry his cross up to Golgotha, the hill outside Jerusalem, where he is nailed to the cross. Romanian theatrical actress Maia Morgenstern plays Mary, Mother of God, and Italian superstar Monica Bellucci plays Mary Magdalene. Amid much controversy involving Gibson and various religious organizations, The Passion of the Christ received an international theatrical release in February of 2004. In March 2005, Gibson released an unrated version of the film, dubbed The Passion Recut, that eliminated five to six minutes of the more graphic scenes of flogging and crucifixion. -- Andrea LeVasseur

Moods : Triumph of the Spirit
Themes : Crisis of Faith | Immortality | Message From God | Members of the Clergy | Miraculous Events | Redemption
Keywords : crucifixion, betrayal, Christ [Jesus], Christianity, crucifix, faith, Messiah
Drama, Hagiography, Religious Drama 
James Caviezel ... Jesus Christ
Monica Bellucci ... Mary Magdalene
Claudia Gerini ... Claudia Procles
Maia Morgenstern ... Mary
Sergio Rubini ... Dismas
Robert Bestazzoni ... Malchus
Toni Bertorelli ... Annas
Francesco Cabras ... Gesmas
Rosalinda Celentano ... Satan
Emilio De Marchi ... A Scornful Roman
Francesco De Vito ... Peter
Lello Giulivo ... A Brutish Roman
Hristo Jivkov ... John
Luca Lionello ... Judas
Jarreth Merz ... Simon
Matt Patresi ... Janus
Fabio Sartor ... Abenader
Mattia Sbragia ... Caiphas
Hristo Shopov ... Pontius Pilate
Roberto Visconti ... A Scornful Roman
Giancinto Ferro ... Joseph of Arimathea
Olek Mincer ... Nicodemus
Adel Ben Ayed ... Thomas
Chokri Ben Zagden ... James
Luca De Dominicis ... Herod
Pedro Sarubbi ... Barabbas
Francesco Gabriele ... 3rd Elder
Ivano Marescotti ... Pilatus
547 1/4
Patriot Games 
AMG SYNOPSIS: In Patriot Games, Harrison Ford plays former CIA agent Jack Ryan, taking over from Alec Baldwin, who had played author Tom Clancy's brainy protagonist in Hunt for Red October. This time around, Ryan foils an attempted assassination, thereby incurring the wrath of a maniacal Irish radical (Sean Bean). After seemingly neutralizing the villains, and deciding to celebrate the occasion with his wife (Anne Archer) and daughter (Thora Birch), everything appears to be back to normal; then all hell breaks loose. Author Tom Clancy himself bemoaned the liberties taken with his novel in the final sequences; the picture scored with audiences, however, and soon inspired a followup, A Clear and Present Danger (1994), also starring Ford. -- Hal Erickson

Moods : Nail-biters
Themes : Terrorism | Criminal's Revenge | Woman In Jeopardy
Keywords : politician, agent [representative], assassination, attack, CIA (Central-Intelligence-Agency), courage, espionage, family, IRA (Irish Republican Army), protection, rescue, retirement, revenge, terrorism, vacation
Action, Action Thriller, Political Thriller 
Harrison Ford ... Jack Ryan
Anne Archer ... Dr. Cathy Ryan
Patrick Bergin ... Kevin O'Donnell
Sean Bean ... Sean Miller
Thora Birch ... Sally Ryan
James Fox ... Lord Holmes
Samuel L. Jackson ... Robby Jackson
Polly Walker ... Annette
J.E. Freeman ... Marty Cantor
James Earl Jones ... Admiral James Greer
Richard Harris ... Paddy O'Neil
Alex Norton ... Dennis Cooley
Hugh Fraser ... Watkins
Ros Hubbard
Hugh Ross ... Barrister Atkinson
Cathy Sandrich
Oliver Stone ... Young Holmes
David Threlfall ... Inspector Highland
Alun Armstrong ... Owens
Berlinda Tolbert ... Sissy
Gerald Sim ... Lord Justice
Pip Torrens ... First Aide
Thomas Russell ... Ashley
Jonathan Ryan ... Jimmy O'Reardon
Andrew Connolly ... Charlie Dugan
Karl Hayden ... Paddy Boy
Claire Oberman ... Lady Holmes
Tom Watt ... Electrician
P.H. Moriarty ... Court Guard
Rebecca Mayhook ... School Girl
Roger Blake ... Constable
Martin Cochrane ... Constable
Tim Dutton ... Constable
Ellen Geer ... Rose
John La Fayette ... Winter
Duke Moosekian ... Ferro
Fritz Sperberg ... Spiva
Allison Barron ... CIA Analyst
Theodore Raimi ... CIA Technician
Philip Levien ... Dr. Shapiro
Jesse D. Goins ... FBI Agent Shaw
John Shepard ... FBI Helicopter Pilot
Stephen Held ... FBI Rifleman
Bob Gunton ... Interviewer
Ivan Kane ... TV Reporter
Kim Delgado ... TV Reporter
Keith Campbell ... Ned Clark
Jeff Mandon ... Marine Guard
Eric Paul ... Marine Guard
Jeff Gardner ... Midshipman
Lester T. Tillery ... Midshipman
Franklin Dam ... Midshipman
Bonnie Webster ... Midshipman
Pamela Saxon ... Midshipman
Leah Tabassi ... Midshipman
Michael Ryan Way ... Avery
Gregory Paul Jackson ... Taxi Driver
Fred Toma ... Arab Soldier
Michael Francis Kelly ... O'Neil's Bodyguard
909 1/4
Patriots Day 
AMG SYNOPSIS: In the immediate aftermath of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings, a police officer (Mark Wahlberg) aids in the pursuit of the terrorists responsible. Under the direction of BPD commissioner Ed Davis (John Goodman) and an FBI Special Agent (Kevin Bacon), the sprawling manhunt for the bombers extends into the Boston suburb of Watertown. Peter Berg directed this docudrama, which co-stars J.K. Simmons, Michelle Monaghan, Alex Wolff, and Melissa Benoist. -- Daniel Gelb

Moods : For Love of Country
Themes : Crimes Against Humanity | Heroic Mission | Race Against Time | Terrorism
Keywords : bombing, fugitive, manhunt, marathon, police, terrorist, terrorist-attack
Drama, Crime Drama, True Crime, Urban Drama 
Mark Wahlberg ... Sgt. Tommy Saunders
Kevin Bacon ... Richard Deslauriers
John Goodman ... Commissioner Ed Davis
J.K. Simmons ... Sgt. Jeffrey Pugliese
Michelle Monaghan ... Carol Saunders
Michael Beach ... Gov. Deval Patrick
Rachel Brosnahan ... Jessica Kensky
Alex Wolff ... Dzhokhar Tsarnaev
Melissa Benoist ... Katherine Russell
Khandi Alexander ... Police Interrogator
Erica McDermott ... Carol's Sister
Vincent Curatola ... Mayor Thomas Menino
John Enos III ... Old Cop
James DuMont ... MEMA Director
John Fiore ... Mike Thomas
Adam Trese ... Agent Bradshaw
James Colby ... Billy Evans
Billy Smith ... Captain Charlie Collins
Sean Avery ... Watertown Cop #1
Hampton Fluker ... Agent Williams
Dicky Eklund Jr. ... Mikey - Young Cop 1
Jay Giannone ... Jimmy
Cliff Moylan ... Sergeant John MacLellan
Lorna Pruce ... Mass State Trooper
David DeBeck ... Chief Deveau
Kathy Harum ... Carol's Mom
548 3/4
Pawn Sacrifice 
AMG SYNOPSIS: This fascinating drama highlights the life and career of chess champ Bobby Fischer (Tobey Maguire). Based on a true story, the film chronicles the 1972 World Chess Championship where Fischer, who is American, battled Russia's Boris Spassky (Liev Schreiber) at the height of the Cold War. The film also captures Fischer's rise from a Brooklyn boy to a chess prodigy and his frightening battle between genius and madness. Directed by Edward Zwick (Blood Diamond, The Last Samurai) Cast includes Peter Sarsgaard, Michael Stuhlbarg, Lily Rabe and Robin Weigert. -- Jennifer Lackman

Moods : For Love of Country
Themes : Child Prodigies | Contests, Pageants and Competitions | Feuds
Keywords : American [nationality], Cold-War, Communism, genius, prodigy, Russia, chess
Drama, Sports Drama 
Tobey Maguire ... Bobby Fischer
Peter Sarsgaard ... Father Bill Lombardy
Liev Schreiber ... Boris Spassky
Michael Stuhlbarg ... Paul Marshall
Lily Rabe ... Joan Fischer
Robin Weigert ... Regina Fischer
Seamus Davey-Fitzpatrick ... Teenage Bobby Fischer
Aiden Lovekamp ... Young Bobby Fischer
Conrad Pla ... Carmine Nigro
Brett Watson ... Lothar Schmid
Igor Ovadis ... Russian Bookstore Owner
Bobo Vian ... Bookstore Owner's Wife
Joe Cobden ... Motel Clerk
Brent Skagford ... Businessman (Motel)
John MacLaren ... US Charge d'Affaire Tremblay
Jonathan Dubsky ... Tremblay's Aide
Mark Slacke ... Icelandic Journalist #1
Andrew Peplowski ... ABC News Anchor
Roc Lafortune ... Official (Soviet Accres.)
Vito DeFilippo ... Russian Opponent (Bulgaria 1967)
Basil McKenna ... Kissing Man
Ellen David ... Party Guest #1 (Fischer Apt.)
Rosa Ruby Kagan ... Party Guest #2 (Fischer Apt.)
Arthur Holden ... Party Guest #3 (Fischer Apt.)
Richard Jutras ... Referee - Santa Monica
Al Goulem ... Reporter #1 (Vancouver)
Carlo Mestroni ... Reporter #2 (Vancouver)
Spiro Malandrakis ... Reporter
Raphael Grosz-Harvey ... Donald Byrne
Ilia Volok ... KGB Guy
Edward Yankie ... President Nixon
Al Vandecruys ... Arbiter - Bulgaria
Stephen Walters ... Reporter
Norman Roy ... FBI Agent
549 3/4
The Peanuts Movie 
AMG SYNOPSIS: The delightfully hilarious gang from The Peanuts returns after 35 years for their silver screen debut. Join Charlie Brown, Lucy, Linus and friends on a new epic adventure while Snoopy tracks down his nemesis, the Red Baron. Charles M. Schulz's iconic characters are brought to life in state of the art 3D animation from Blue Sky Studios, the creators of the Ice Age films. Directed by Steve Martino. Screenwriters include Craig Schulz, one of Charles M. Schulz's sons and Bryan Schulz, Craig's son and Cornelius Uliano. -- Jennifer Lackman

Moods : Young and Old Alike
Themes : Man's Best Friend | Underdogs
Keywords : child, dog
Children's/Family, Family-Oriented Comedy 
Noah Schnapp ... Charlie Brown
Hadley Belle Miller ... Lucy van Pelt
Alexander Garfin ... Linus van Pelt
Mariel Sheets ... Sally Brown
Bill Melendez ... Snoopy/Woodstock
Noah Johnston ... Schroeder
Francesca Capaldi ... The Little Red-Haired Girl
Kristin Chenoweth ... Fifi
Christopher J. Campbell
Gwendolyn Yates Whittle
550 1/4
Pearl Harbor 
AMG SYNOPSIS: At the time of its release, this lavish period war drama from hyperkinetic director Michael Bay became the most expensive motion picture ever green-lighted by a studio. Ben Affleck stars as Rafe McCawley, a military pilot stationed under Jimmy Doolittle (Alec Baldwin) in New Jersey, along with his best friend from childhood, Danny Walker (Josh Hartnett). Rafe is chomping at the bit to get involved in World War II, but America has not entered the conflict, so he is forced to fight on loan to the Royal Air Force in Britain, leaving behind his beautiful girlfriend Evelyn (Kate Beckinsale). After Rafe goes overseas, both Danny and Evelyn are transferred to the naval base in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, where word arrives that Rafe has been killed in action. A grief-stricken Evelyn and Danny become romantically attached, a situation that becomes a lit powder keg when Rafe suddenly reappears, having survived his ordeal in the European war. The Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor puts the romantic triangle on hold, as the best friends are ordered to undertake a top-secret and highly dangerous retaliatory mission to bomb Tokyo, once again under the command of Doolittle. Although the trio of leads are entirely fictional, Cuba Gooding Jr., Tom Sizemore, and Jon Voight (as FDR) co-star in the roles of real-life historical figures. Pearl Harbor is based on a script by Randall Wallace, writer of Braveheart (1995) and The Man in the Iron Mask (1998). Taking a page from the production history of James Cameron's Titanic (1997), many of the actors and filmmakers involved with Pearl Harbor deferred their usual salaries until the film "broke even" at the box office. -- Karl Williams

Moods : For Love of Country
Themes : Love Triangles | Great Battles | Life on the Homefront | War in the Sky | Women During Wartime
Keywords : Pearl-Harbor, air-combat, bombing, love-triangle, military-base, military-hospital, nurse, pilot, secret-mission
War, War Epic, War Romance 
Ben Affleck ... Rafe McCawley
Josh Hartnett ... Danny Walker
Kate Beckinsale ... Evelyn Johnson
Tom Sizemore ... Earl
Jon Voight ... Franklin D. Roosevelt
Colm Feore ... Admiral Kimmel
Mako ... Admiral Yamamoto
Alec Baldwin ... Jimmy Doolittle
William Lee Scott ... Billy
Michael Shannon ... Gooz
Peter Firth ... Captain of the West Virginia
Catherine Kellner ... Barbara
Jennifer Garner ... Sandra
Dan Aykroyd ... Captain Thurman
William Fichtner ... Danny's Father
Frederick Koehler ... Wounded Sailor #3
Ewen Bremner ... 1st Lt. Red Winkle
Jesse James ... Young Rafe McCawley
Guy Torry ... Seaman Teeny Mayfield
Sara Rue ... Martha
Bret Roberts ... Baja Sailor No. 7
551 2/4
The Pelican Brief 
AMG SYNOPSIS: Embroiled in an affair with Thomas Callahan (Sam Shephard), her alcoholic professor, precocious 24-year-old Tulane University law student Darby Shaw (Julia Roberts) writes up an insightful theory about the recent murder of two Supreme Court justices, one of whom, Abraham Rosenberg (Hume Cronyn), served as Callahan's mentor. When Callahan shares this so-called "Pelican Brief" with buddy Gavin Verheek (John Heard), an FBI lawyer, the document makes its way to White House flack Fletcher Coal (Tony Goldwyn), who believes it could topple the current administration. When Callahan is murdered and the President (Robert Culp) convinces the FBI to hold off on investigating Darby's theory, the resourceful student must go into hiding, stalked by relentless assassin Khamel (Stanley Tucci). Her only hope of escaping Callahan's fate and proving her theory lies in Washington investigative reporter Gray Grantham (Denzel Washington), who's already had one confidential source back out of sharing information about the assassinations. This John Grisham adaptation is generally faithful to the best-selling novel. Fans of HBO's Sex and the City will notice one of its future stars, Cynthia Nixon, in a small role as one of Darby's New Orleans classmates. -- Brian J. Dillard

Themes : Woman In Jeopardy | Conspiracies | Witnessing a Crime
Keywords : criminal, witness, assassination, conspiracy, ecology, FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation), killing, lawsuit, lawyer, millionaire, oil, on-the-run, professor, reporter, romance, Supreme-Court, theory
Thriller, Action Thriller, Paranoid Thriller, Political Thriller 
Julia Roberts ... Darby Shaw
Denzel Washington ... Gray Grantham
Sam Shepard ... Thomas Callahan
John Heard ... Gavin Verheek
Tony Goldwyn ... Fletcher Coal
James B. Sikking ... FBI Director F. Denton Voyles
William Atherton ... Bob Gminski
Robert Culp ... The President
Stanley Tucci ... Khamel
Hume Cronyn ... Justice Abraham Rosenberg
John Lithgow ... Smith Keen
Alixe Gordin
Anthony Heald ... Marty Velmano
Nicholas Woodeson ... Stump
Stanley Anderson ... Edwin Sneller
John Finn ... Matthew Barr
Cynthia Nixon ... Alice Stark
Jake Weber ... Charles Morgan/Garcia
Casey Biggs ... Eric East
Christopher Murray ... Rupert
Sonny Jim Gaines ... Sarge
Kevin Geer ... K.O. Lewis
Joseph Chrest ... Song & Dance Man from Bar
Richard Bauer ... Managing Editor
Ralph Cosham ... Justice Jensen
Terrence Currier ... Rosenberg's Nurse
Edwin Newman ... Himself
Harold Surratt ... Parklane Security Officer
Ed Johnson ... W & B Security Guard
Tom Quinn ... Sara Ann Morgan's Father
552 3/4
Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief 
AMG SYNOPSIS: This adaptation of Rick Riordan's remarkably popular fantasy book series tells the tale of accident-prone teenager Percy (Logan Lerman), who discovers that he's actually a demigod, the son of Poseidon, and he is needed when Zeus' lightning is stolen. Percy must master his newfound skills in order to prevent a war between the gods that could devastate the entire world. The film is directed by Chris Columbus, and co-stars Uma Thurman, Pierce Brosnan, and Sean Bean. -- Perry Seibert

Moods : Fantastic Reality
Themes : Heroic Mission | Mythical Creatures | Race Against Time
Keywords : mythological-legends, hero, quest, discovery, gods, lightning, satyr
Fantasy, Children's Fantasy, Mythological Fantasy 
Logan Lerman ... Percy Jackson
Brandon T. Jackson ... Grover
Alexandra Daddario ... Annabeth
Jake Abel ... Luke
Sean Bean ... Zeus
Pierce Brosnan ... Mr. Brunner/Chiron
Steve Coogan ... Hades
Rosario Dawson ... Persephone
Melina Kanakaredes ... Athena
Catherine Keener ... Sally Jackson
Kevin McKidd ... Poseidon
Joe Pantoliano ... Gabe Ugliano
Uma Thurman ... Medusa
Julian Richings ... Ferryman
Bonita Friedericy ... Hysterical Woman
Annie Ilonzeh ... Aphrodite Girl
Tania Saulnier ... Aphrodite Girl
Marie Avgeropoulos ... Aphrodite Girl
Luisa d'Oliveira ... Aphrodite Girl
Christie Laing ... Aphrodite Girl
Marielle Jaffe ... Aphrodite Girl
Elisa King ... Aphrodite Girl
Charlie Gallant ... Lotus Land Bellhop
Chelan Simmons ... Lotus Land Waitress
Andrea Brooks ... Lotus Land Waitress
Natassia Malthe ... Lotus Land Waitress
Max Van Ville ... Seventies Kid - Casino
Serinda Swan ... Aphrodite
Dimitri Lekkos ... Apollo
Ona Grauer ... Artemis
Stefanie von Pfetten ... Demeter
Conrad Coates ... Hephaestus
Ray Winstone ... Ares
Erica Cerra ... Hera
Dylan Neal ... Hermes
Luke Camilleri ... Dionysus
Holly Hougham ... Grover Girl
Ina Geraldine ... Grover Girl
Raquel Riskin ... Grover Girl
Yusleidis Oquendo ... Grover Girl
Janine Edwards ... Grover Girl
Valerie Tian ... Cute Girl
Violet Columbus ... Nymph Warrior
Sarah Smyth ... Pretty Girl #1
Merritt Patterson ... Pretty Girl #2
Julie Luck ... WGHP News Anchor (Video)
Andrea Day ... Field News Reporter
Stan Carp ... Old Fisherman
Suzanne Ristic ... Maid at Motel
Richard Harmon ... Smart Ass Kid
Doyle Devereux ... Museum Employee
Maria Olsen ... Mrs. Dodds/Fury
Robin Lemon ... Museum Tour Guide
Tom Pickett ... Parthenon Janitor
VJ Delos-Reyes ... Parthenon Janitor
Tim Aas ... Parthenon Janitor
Spencer Atkinson ... Parthenon Janitor
Maya Washington ... Percy's Classmate
Victor Ayala ... Percy's Classmate
Zane Holtz ... '50s Tough
Eli Zagoudakis ... Son of Ares
Rob Hayter ... Son of Ares
Shawn Beaton ... Son of Ares
Jarod Joseph ... College Buddy
Reilly Dolman ... College Buddy
Julie Brar ... Cute Girlfriend
Dejan Loyola ... Boyfriend
Mario Casoria ... Cook
Dorla Bell ... Waitress
Carolyn Adair ... Watiress With Cleaver
Jade Pawluk ... Screaming Diner
Patrick Currie ... Stuffy Croupier
Mariela Zapata ... Warrior
David L. Smith ... Poet
553 2/4
Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters 
AMG SYNOPSIS: Percy Jackson returns in this follow-up which finds Percy (Logan Lerman) and Annabeth (Alexandra Daddario) racing out to Sea of Monsters (aka the Bermuda Triangle) in search of the Golden Fleece that could save their world. In their quest to confront the ultimate evil, Percy and friends battle swarms of mythical creatures with powers beyond human comprehension. Diary of a Wimpy Kid's Thor Freudenthal directed. -- Jeremy Wheeler

Moods : Fantastic Reality
Themes : Heroic Mission | Mythical Creatures | Priceless Artifacts and Prized Objects
Keywords : mythological-legends, hero, quest, gods, lightning
Fantasy, Children's Fantasy, Mythological Fantasy 
Logan Lerman ... Percy Jackson
Alexandra Daddario ... Annabeth
Brandon T. Jackson ... Grover
Nathan Fillion ... Hermes
Jake Abel ... Luke
Anthony Head ... Chiron
Mary Birdsong ... Gray Sister #1
Yvette Nicole Brown ... Gray Sister #2
Missi Pyle ... Gray Sister #3
Douglas Smith ... Tyson
Paloma Kwiatkowski ... Thalia
Leven Rambin ... Clarisse
Stanley Tucci ... Mr. D.
Anthony Stewart ... Chiron
Connor Crash Dunn ... Tereus
Alisha Newton ... Young Annabeth
Bjorn Yearwood ... Young Grover
Samuel Braun ... Young Luke
Katelyn Mager ... Young Thalia
Christopher Redman ... Reardon
Jordan Weller ... Ichneutae
Camille Atebe ... Harpy Barista
Anthony Shim ... Barista - Hecatonshire
Robert Maillet ... Polyphemus/Laistrygonian
Richard Yearwood ... Ganymede
Derek Mears ... Cyclops #1
Aleks Paunovic ... Cyclops #2
Maxine Miller ... Parcel Store Customer
Grey Damon ... Chris Rodriquez
Ron Perlman ... Voice of Polyphemus
Shohreh Aghdashloo ... Voice of Oracle
Craig Robinson ... Voice of George
554 3/4
The Perfect Storm 
AMG SYNOPSIS: In October 1991, a dying tropical hurricane from Bermuda collided with a cold front from the Great Lakes, resulting in a "perfect storm" of previously unknown destructive impact that resulted in 100-foot waves; tragically, the crew of a fishing boat was lost in the midst of the fearsome storm. Based on the best-selling book by Sebastian Junger, The Perfect Storm tells the story of the ship's brave and hard-working crew. Billy Tyne (George Clooney), captain of the Andrea Gail, hasn't had much luck finding catch on his most recent trips to sea, and with money short, he and his crew -- Bob Shatford (Mark Wahlberg), Dale Murphy (John C. Reilly), and David Sullivan (William Fichtner) set out again when they hear that the fish are running. Billy's hunch proves correct, but when the ship's refrigeration system goes haywire, they have to return to shore as quickly as possible before the fish spoil, sending them into the middle of the worst storm in history. The supporting cast includes Mary Elziabeth Mastrantonio, Diane Lane, Bob Gunton, and Karen Allen; Wolfgang Petersen, whose breakthrough film was the aquatic wartime drama Das Boot, directed. -- Mark Deming

Moods : Nail-biters | Only Human
Themes : Disasters at Sea | Daring Rescues | Forces of Nature
Keywords : boating, fisherman, storm, rescue, captain [military], crew, hurricane, survivor
Attributes : High Production Values
Adventure, Drama, Disaster Film, Sea Adventure, Adventure Drama 
George Clooney ... Capt. Billy Tyne
Mark Wahlberg ... Bobby Shatford
John C. Reilly ... Dale "Murph" Murphy
Diane Lane ... Christine Cotter
William Fichtner ... David "Sully' Sullivan
John Hawkes ... Michael "Bugsy" Moran
Allen Payne ... Alfred Pierre
Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio ... Linda Greenlaw
Karen Allen ... Melissa Brown
Cherry Jones ... Edie Bailey
Bob Gunton ... Alexander McAnally III
Christopher McDonald ... Todd Gross
Dash Mihok ... Sgt. Jeremy Mitchell
Josh Hopkins ... Capt. Darryl Ennis
Michael Ironside ... Bob Brown
Rusty Schwimmer ... Irene "Big Red" Johnson
Janet Wright ... Ethel Shatford
Billy Mayo ... C-130 pilot
555 3/4
Peter Pan 
AMG SYNOPSIS: A pet project of Walt Disney's since 1939, this animated version of James M. Barrie's Peter Pan reached full fruition in 1953. Eschewing much of Barrie's gentle whimsy (not to mention the more sinister aspects of the leading character), Disney and his staff fashioned a cheery, tuneful cartoon extravaganza, which cost $4 million and reaped several times that amount. The straightforward story concerns the Darling family, specifically the children: Wendy, Michael and John. Wendy enjoys telling her younger siblings stories about the mythical Peter Pan, the little boy who never grew up. One night, much to everyone's surprise, Peter flies into the Darling nursery, in search of his shadow, which Wendy had previously captured. Sprinkling the kids with magic pixie dust, Peter flies off to Never-Never Land, with Wendy, Michael and John following behind. Once in Peter's domain, the children are terrorized by Captain Hook, who intends to capture Peter and do away with him.
After rescuing Indian princess Tiger Lily from Captain Hook, Peter must save the children, not to mention his own "Lost Boys," from the diabolical pirate captain. In addition, he must contend with the jealousy of tiny sprite Tinker Bell, who doesn't like Wendy one little bit. Breaking with several traditions, Peter had been played by a girl in all previous incarnations, Tinker Bell had always been depicted by a shaft of light, etc ... this "Disneyized" version of Peter Pan may not be authentic James Barrie, but it has never failed to enthrall audiences of all ages. Adding to the fun are the spirited voiceover performances by Bobby Driscoll (Peter), Hans Conried (Captain Hook and Mr. Darling), Kathryn Beaumont (Wendy) and Bill Thompson (Smee), and the sprightly songs by Sammy Cahn, Sammy Fain, Ollie Wallace, Erdman Penner, Ted Sears, Winston Hibler, Frank Churchill and Jack Lawrence. -- Hal Erickson

Moods : Pick-Me-Ups
Themes : Fantasy Lands | Mischievous Children | Pirates
Keywords : child, bad-guy, childhood, coming-of-age, fantasy, fantasy-world, friendship, good-guy, island, journey, kidnapping, mermaid, pirate [seafarer], swashbuckler
Children's/Family, Fantasy, Children's Fantasy, Fantasy Adventure 
Bobby Driscoll ... Peter Pan
Kathryn Beaumont ... Wendy
Hans Conried ... Capt. Hook, Mr. Darling
Bill Thompson ... Mr. Smee
Heather Angel ... Mrs. Darling
Paul Collins ... John
Candy Candido ... Indian Chief
Tom Conway ... Narrator
Roland DuPree
877 3/4
Pete's Dragon 
AMG SYNOPSIS: After his parents are killed in a car accident, a young boy named Pete (Oakes Fegley) finds an unlikely caregiver in the form of a dragon (whom he dubs "Elliot") living in a forest in the Pacific Northwest. Years later, a forest ranger (Bryce Dallas Howard) discovers Pete and takes him in, but his attempts to adjust to a normal life are complicated by a man (Karl Urban) who wants to hunt down Elliot. Wes Bentley, Oona Laurence, and Robert Redford co-star. Directed by David Lowery (Ain't Them Bodies Saints), Pete's Dragon is a remake of the 1977 children's movie of the same name. -- Jack Rodgers

Children's/Family, Fantasy 
Bryce Dallas Howard ... Grace
Robert Redford ... Meacham
Oakes Fegley ... Pete
Oona Laurence ... Natalie
Wes Bentley ... Jack
Karl Urban ... Gavin
Isiah Whitlock, Jr. ... Sheriff Gene Dentler
Marcus Henderson ... Woodrow
Aaron Jackson ... Abner
Phil Grieve ... Bobby
Steven Barr ... Deputy Smalls
Augustine Frizzell ... Mrs. Swanberg
Jim McLarty ... Ranger Wentworth
Ian Harcourt ... Deputy West
Toby Halbrooks ... Unfortunate Ambulance Patient
Jade Healy ... Waitress
John Kassir ... Elliot Vocals
1151 2/4
The Philadelphia Experiment 
AMG SYNOPSIS: This science fiction thriller was inspired by a mythical real-life event, the WWII era disappearance of an entire naval vessel during a radar-cloaking test. In 1943, David Herdeg Michael Pare and Jim Parker Bobby DiCicco are sailors stationed aboard a Virginia battleship. Their vessel is undergoing an experiment conducted by brilliant scientist Dr. Longstreeet (Eric Christmas), who is attempting to render Allied craft invisible to radar. The ship becomes briefly invisible, but the test is a disaster and most of the crew are horribly killed. However, two crewmen are missing. In 1984, Herdeg and Parker emerge in the Nevada desert, having somehow traveled through time. Longstreet, still trying to perfect the device after 40 years, is running another experiment that pulls the missing sailors into the present. Realizing what's occurred, Herdeg and Parker flee, fearing for their lives. Fugitives, they befriend a skeptical modern woman, Alison Hayes (Nancy Allen). An effect of time pulls Parker back into 1943, leading to a bizarre reunion between Herdeg, still trapped in the future, and Parker, now a senior citizen. The film was followed by a sequel nine years later. --

Moods : Fantastic Reality
Themes : Experiments Gone Awry | Time Travel | Finding a Way Back Home | War At Sea
Keywords : battleship, courtship, experiment, rampage, romance, sailor, technology, time-travel, time-warp
Science Fiction, Psychological Sci-Fi, Sci-Fi Action 
Nancy Allen ... Allison
Eric Christmas ... Longstreet
Bobby Di Cicco ... Jim
Kene Holliday ... Clark
Louise Latham ... Pamela
Linda Francis
Gilbert Girion ... Policeman
Cate Praggastis
Debra Troyer ... Young Pamela
James Edgcomb ... Officer Boyer
Clayton Wilcox ... Transvestite
Joe Dorsey ... Sheriff Bates
Michael Currie ... Magnusson
Stephen Tobolowsky ... Barney
Gary Brockette ... Adjutant/Andrews
Miles McNamara ... Young Longstreet
Ralph Manza ... Older Jim
Glenn Morshower ... Mechanic
Vivian Brown ... Ma Willis
Ed Bakey ... Pa Willis
Vaughn Armstrong ... Cowboy
Pamela Brull ... Doris
Patrick de Santis ... Jim, Jr.
Don Dolan ... Driver
Tony Farrell ... Bandleader
Rudy Daniels ... Policeman
Stephanie Faulkner ... Newscaster No.1
Bill Smille ... Evangelist
Richard Jewkes ... Technician
Michael Ruud ... Truck Driver
Charles H. Bisharat ... Commander
Jay Bernard ... Engineer
556 2/4
Phone Booth 
AMG SYNOPSIS: One man's life is thrown into turmoil by picking up a telephone in this claustrophobic thriller. Stu Shepard (Colin Farrell) is a brash, cynical, and self-centered public relations man who juggles a busy career with both a wife, Kelly (Radha Mitchell), and a mistress, Pamela (Katie Holmes). Stu steps into a phone booth on a busy New York street to make a call to Pamela without Kelly being the wiser, but as soon as Stu hangs up, the phone begins to ring. Curious, Stu picks it up -- and a stranger on the other end (voice of Kiefer Sutherland) informs him that if he hangs up the phone, he'll be shot. The red dot of an infrared rifle scope convinces Stu that the caller means business, and when another man tries to make his way into the booth, he's shot mere inches from Stu, calling the attention of the police. Captain Ramey (Forest Whitaker) naturally assumes that Stu was the killer, as Stu struggles to find a way to convince the police of what's happening before more lives are lost, without leaving the booth and putting his own life on the line. At one time proposed as a vehicle for Jim Carrey, Phone Booth was directed by Joel Schumacher, from a screenplay by exploitation icon Larry Cohen. -- Mark Deming

Moods : Nail-biters
Themes : Hostage Situations | Redemption | Trapped or Confined
Keywords : telephone, sniper, caller, captain [police], police, tension, morals
Thriller, Psychological Thriller 
Colin Farrell ... Stuart Shepard
Kiefer Sutherland ... The Caller
Forest Whitaker ... Captain Ramey
Radha Mitchell ... Kelly Shepard
Katie Holmes ... Pamela McFadden
Richard T. Jones ... Sergeant Cole
James MacDonald ... Negotiator
Josh Pais ... Mario
Paula Jai Parker ... Felicia
Tia Texada ... Asia
Mia Cottet ... Lu Ann
Svetlana Efremova ... Erica
Arian Waring Ash ... Corky
Keith Nobbs ... Adam
Dell Yount ... Pizza Guy
Yorgo Constantine ... ESU Commander
Colin Patrick Lynch ... ESU Technician
Richard Paradise ... ESU Guy
Seth Meier ... Officer McDuff
Billy Erb ... Lars
Domenick Lombardozzi ... Wyatt
Maile Flanagan ... Lana
Karara Muhoro ... Nigerian Vendor
Zidu Chen ... Korean Husband
Dean Cochran ... Reporter
Amy Kowallis ... Reporter
Tory Kittles ... Reporter
Bruce Roberts ... Reporter
Tyree Simpson ... Doorman
Dean Tarrolly ... Newscaster I
Mary Jo Randle ... Dispatcher
Paul Fontana ... Dispatcher
Pink Panther Classic Cartoon Collection: Volume 1 - Pranks In the Pink / DVD-Video 
Get Ready To Be Tickled Pink!
This prized collection of the first 27 theatrical shorts featuring the Pink Panther includes the brilliant, Oscar®-winning "The Pink Phink" as well as the only two cartoons ("Sink Pink", "Pink Ice") in which the mischievous feline speaks!

Features all new digital transfers!

1. The Pink Phink
2. Pink Pajamas
3. We Give Pink Stamps
4. Dial "P" For Pink
5. Sink Pink
6. Pickled Pink
7. Pinkfinger
8. Shocking Pink
9. Pink Ice
10. The Pink Tail Fly
11. Pink Panzer
12. An Ounce Of Pink
13. Reel Pink
14. Bully For Pink
15. Pink Punch
16. Pink Pistons
17. Vitamin Pink
18. The Pink Blueprint
19. Pink, Plunk, Plink
20. Smile Pretty, Say Pink
21. Pink-A-Boo
22. Genie With The Light Pink Fur
23. Super Pink
24. Rock-A-Bye Pinky
25. Pinknic
26. Pink Panic
27. Pink Posies
558 0/4
Pippi's Adventures on South Seas 
AMG SYNOPSIS: Astrid Lindgren's beloved red-headed tomboy Pippi Longstocking comes to life in this animated adventure. When a ship sails into the harbor of Pippi's town, she discovers that the Captain is her long-lost father. When her father sets out for a journey to the South Seas, Pippi joins him, and soon they find an undiscovered island with a fortune in pearls. But Pippi isn't the only one looking for treasure, and soon she and her father have to contend with a gang of thieves and bad guys before they can collect their share of the fortune. -- Mark Deming

Themes : Fathers and Sons | Treasure Hunts
Children's/Family, Family-Oriented Adventure 
559 3/4
Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End 
AMG SYNOPSIS: Director Gore Verbinski and the crew set sail once again for this, the third chapter in the swashbuckling Pirates of the Caribbean trilogy. Captain Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) is hopelessly trapped in Davy Jones' locker after a harrowing encounter with the dreaded Kracken, and now Will Turner (Orlando Bloom) and Elizabeth Swann (Keira Knightley) must align themselves with the nefarious Captain Barbossa (Geoffrey Rush) if they hold out any hope of saving their old friend from a fate worse than death. The East India Trading Company and its fearsome leader, Lord Cutler Beckett (Tom Hollander), have taken control of the ghostly Flying Dutchman and its captain, Davy Jones (Bill Nighy), and now the baleful Admiral Norrington (Jack Davenport) has taken the helm in a relentless bid to destroy every pirate ship in his path and bring the Age of Piracy to a violent close. Meanwhile, Will, Elizabeth, and Captain Barbossa navigate treacherous waters and face bitter betrayal as they set sail to gather the only army that can stand up to Beckett -- The Nine Lords of the Brethren Court. But Captain Jack Sparrow is one of the lords, and as long as he's stuck in Davy Jones' locker, Beckett and his nefarious armada are sure to emerge victorious. There's still hope, however, if the heroic team that includes Tia Dalma (Naomie Harris), Pintel (Lee Arenberg), and Ragetti (Mackenzie Crook) can reach exotic Singapore and convince vulpine pirate Sao Feng (Chow Yun-Fat) to provide them with charts and a ship. But even the powerful Brethren Court may need a bit of help from volatile sea goddess Calypso in order to weather the coming storm. With the entire future of the pirate way at stake, everyone will be forced to choose sides while drifting precariously to the edge of the earth for one final, spectacular battle. -- Jason Buchanan

Moods : Adrenaline Rush | Fantastic Reality
Themes : Pirates | Ghosts | Daring Rescues | Treasure Hunts
Keywords : captain [ship], ghost, pirate [seafarer]
Adventure, Fantasy, Adventure Comedy, Sea Adventure, Swashbuckler, Fantasy Adventure 
Johnny Depp ... Jack Sparrow
Geoffrey Rush ... Captain Barbossa
Orlando Bloom ... Will Turner
Keira Knightley ... Elizabeth Swann
Jack Davenport ... Norrington
Bill Nighy ... Davy Jones
Jonathan Pryce ... Governor Weatherby Swann
Lee Arenberg ... Pintel
Mackenzie Crook ... Ragetti
Kevin McNally ... Gibbs
David Bailie ... Cotton
Stellan Skarsgård ... 'Bootstrap' Bill Turner
Tom Hollander ... Cutler Beckett
Naomie Harris ... Tia Dalma
Chow Yun-Fat ... Captain Sao Feng
Keith Richards ... Captain Teague
Andy Beckwith ... Clacker/Dutchman
Reggie Lee ... Headless
Vanessa Branch ... Giselle
David Schofield ... Mercer
Lauren Maher ... Scarlett
560 3/4
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest 
AMG SYNOPSIS: Captain Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) returns to the screen for another round of supernatural adventures on the high seas in this spirited sequel to the 2003 Disney hit, which re-teams original director Gore Verbinski with original screenwriters Ted Elliott and Terry Rossio. As Will (Orlando Bloom) and Elizabeth (Keira Knightley) prepare to exchange vows at the altar, their wedding plans hit rough waters with the arrival of sea-bound scallywag Jack Sparrow. It seems that Sparrow owes a substantial blood debt to half-octopus sea captain Davy Jones (Bill Nighy), and that the only way for the flamboyant sea rover to elude the wrath of his otherworldly pursuer is to seek the aid of mysterious and powerful voodoo priestess Tia Dalma (Naomie Harris), whose ability to resurrect the dead and gaze into the future may provide just the advantage needed to avoid a waterlogged fate in the locker of his legendary nemesis. -- Jason Buchanan

Moods : Adrenaline Rush | Fantastic Reality
Themes : Ghosts | Daring Rescues | Pirates | Treasure Hunts
Keywords : pirate [seafarer], sea-captain, afterlife, captain [ship], cannibal, sea-monster
Adventure, Fantasy, Adventure Comedy, Fantasy Adventure, Sea Adventure, Swashbuckler 
Johnny Depp ... Jack Sparrow
Orlando Bloom ... Will Turner
Keira Knightley ... Elizabeth Swann
Jack Davenport ... Norrington
Bill Nighy ... Davy Jones
Geoffrey Rush ... Captain Barbossa
Jonathan Pryce ... Governor Weatherby Swann
Lee Arenberg ... Pintel
Mackenzie Crook ... Ragetti
Kevin McNally ... Gibbs
David Bailie ... Cotton
Stellan Skarsgård ... Bootstrap Bill
Tom Hollander ... Cutler Beckett
Naomie Harris ... Tia Dalma
Martin Klebba ... Marty
David Schofield ... Mercer
Alex Norton ... Captain Bellamy
Lauren Maher ... Scarlett
Nej Adamson ... Short Sailor
Jimmy Roussounis ... Large Sailor
Moray Treadwell ... Sunburned Sailor
San Shella ... Leech
Jim Cody Williams ... Fisherman (Montage)
Michael Miranda ... Cannibal Warrior
Luke de Woolfson ... Frightened Sailor
Derrick O'Connor ... Very Old Man
Georges Trillat ... Skinny Man
Gerry O'Brien ... Irish Man
Dermot Keaney ... Maccus/Dutchman
Clive Ashborn ... Koleniko/Dutchman
Robbie Gee ... Shrimper (Montage)
Neil Panlasigui ... Cannibal Boy
Matthew Bowyer ... Sailor/Edinburgh
Max Baker ... Burser/Edinburgh
Steven Speirs ... Quartermaster/Edinburgh
John Boswall ... Wyven
Winston Ellis ... Palafico/Dutchman
Christopher Adamson ... Jimmy Legs/Dutchman
Andy Beckwith ... Clacker/Dutchman
Jonathan Linsley ... Ogilvey/Dutchman
Brett Sylver ... Shrimper's Brother
Simon Meacock ... Chaplain
Natsuko Ohama ... Cannibal Woman
Josie Dapar ... Cannibal Woman
Vanessa Branch ... Giselle
David Sterne ... Edinburgh Cook
David Keyes ... Scuttled Ship Helmsman
Anthony Patricio ... Cannibal
Barry McEvoy ... Carruthers Guard
Michael Enright ... Deckhand/Edinburgh
Spider Madison ... Turkish Prison
David Zahedian ... Turkish Guard
Faouzi Brahimi ... Turkish Guard
Jonathan Limbo ... Torch Native
Reggie Lee ... Headless
Christopher S. Capp ... Parrot Voice
Gerardo Reyes ... Tearlach
M. Scott Shields ... Duncan
Chris Sullivan ... Ladbroc
Craig Thomson ... Crimp
Fred Toft ... Quartetto
952 3/4
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales 
AMG SYNOPSIS: Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) returns for another adventure on the high seas in the fifth installment of Disney's Pirates of the Caribbean franchise. Hunted by the malevolent Captain Salazar (Javier Bardem), Sparrow sets out on a quest to find a mystical artifact known as the Trident of Poseidon, and gains two new allies along the way: a gorgeous astronomer (Kaya Scodelario) and a young sailor (Brenton Thwaites) with a connection to Sparrow's past. Geoffrey Rush, Keira Knightley, and Orlando Bloom co-star. Directed by Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg (Kon-Tiki). --

Moods : Adrenaline Rush
Themes : Obsessive Quests | Pirates | Treasure Hunts
Keywords : high-seas, revenge, zombie, captain [ship], pirate [seafarer]
Action, Adventure, Adventure Comedy, Costume Adventure, Sea Adventure, Swashbuckler 
Johnny Depp ... Capt. Jack Sparrow
Javier Bardem ... Capt. Salazar
Brenton Thwaites ... Henry
Kaya Scodelario ... Carina Smyth
Kevin McNally ... Gibbs
Golshifteh Farahani ... Haifaa Meni
David Wenham ... Scarfield
Geoffrey Rush ... Barbossa
Stephen Graham ... Scrum
Paul McCartney ... Uncle Jack
Angus Barnett ... Mullroy
Martin Klebba ... Marty
Orlando Bloom ... Will Turner
Keira Knightley ... Elizabeth Swann
Delroy Atkinson ... Pike
Danny Kirrane ... Bollard
Juan Carlos Vellido ... Lieutenant Lesaro
Rodney Afif ... Officer Madga
Mahesh Jadu ... Spanish Soldier
Bruce Spence ... Mayor Dix
John Leary ... Mr. Swift
James Mackay ... Maddox
Bryan Probets ... Bowen
Alexander Scheer ... Young Teague
Michael Dorman ... First Officer Wade
Rohan Nichol ... Officer Cole
Andreas Sobik ... Pirate Captain
Goran Kleut ... Pirate with Broom
Scott Anderson ... British Officer
Andrew Fraser ... British Soldier
Akos Armont ... British Soldier
Ben O'Toole ... British Soldier
Zoe Ventoura ... Mayor's Wife
James Fraser ... Young Greenhorn
Ken Radley ... Pig Kelly
K. Todd Freeman ... Captain Morgan
Matthew Walker ... Confessional Priest
Darcy Laurie ... Uncle Jack's Cellmate
561 3/4
Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl 
AMG SYNOPSIS: Following his surprise-hit American remake of The Ring in 2002, director Gore Verbinski took on Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, the second of recent films to be based upon Disney theme-park rides (the first being The Country Bears). When Elizabeth Swann (Keira Knightley), the daughter of Governor Swann (Jonathan Pryce) is kidnapped by a group of pirates led by Captain Barbossa (Geoffrey Rush) and taken aboard their ship, The Black Pearl, Will Turner (Orlando Bloom), the young man who loves Elizabeth despite the fact that she is promised to another, sets out to rescue her. But he can't do it alone, so he enlists the help of swashbuckling ship captain Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp). Together the two chase after The Black Pearl, but they soon discover that the captain and crew aren't your average pirates. Cursed to remain between the living and the dead, Barbossa and his men look like skeletons when basked in the moonlight. When it is revealed that the only thing that can break the curse is Elizabeth's blood, Jack and Will are faced with a race against time and a battle against the undead to save the Governor's daughter. -- Matthew Tobey

Moods : Adrenaline Rush | Fantastic Reality
Themes : Pirates | Ghosts | Curses and Spells | Daring Rescues
Keywords : ghost-ship, captain [ship], curse, damsel-in-distress, galleon, pirate [seafarer], swashbuckler
Adventure, Fantasy, Swashbuckler, Adventure Comedy, Fantasy Adventure, Sea Adventure 
Johnny Depp ... Jack Sparrow
Geoffrey Rush ... Captain Barbossa
Orlando Bloom ... Will Turner
Keira Knightley ... Elizabeth Swann
Jack Davenport ... Norrington
Kevin McNally ... Joshamee Gibbs
Jonathan Pryce ... Governor Swann
Zoe Saldana ... Anamaria
Treva Etienne ... Koehler
David Bailie ... Cotton
Lee Arenberg ... Pintel
Mackenzie Crook ... Ragetti
Trevor Goddard ... Grapple
Brye Cooper ... Mallot
Greg Ellis ... Officer Groves
Martin Klebba ... Marty
Lauren Maher ... Scarlett
Dylan Smith ... Young Will Turner
562 2/4
Pitch Perfect 
AMG SYNOPSIS: A feisty coed joins a collegiate a cappella group and upgrades their song selection for the 21st century during the run-up to a major competition in this melodic comedy from Tony-nominated Avenue Q director Jason Moore. Drifting past the various cliques after arriving at college, Beca (Anna Kendrick) pays more attention to the jams pumping in her headphones than the people she passes on her way to class. But all that changes the moment she stumbles into the one place where every misfit has a voice -- the campus a cappella group. Although the competition amongst the singers proves surprisingly fierce, there's just one aspect of the group Beca can't wrap her head around: All of the songs they perform are at least a decade old. Convinced that they can do better by adding some contemporary tunes into the mix, Beca whips up an exciting new set list that will set the group apart and leave their rivals in the dust. Brittany Snow, Anna Camp, and Rebel Wilson co-star. -- Jason Buchanan

Moods : Estrogen Shot | Pick-Me-Ups | Triumph of the Geeks
Themes : College Life | Contests, Pageants and Competitions | Ladder to the Top | New Kid in Town | Romantic Misunderstandings | Unlikely Friendships | Women's Friendship
Keywords : competition, singer
Comedy, Musical, Ensemble Film, Musical Comedy 
Anna Kendrick ... Beca
Skylar Astin ... Jesse
Ben Platt ... Benji
Brittany Snow ... Chloe
Anna Camp ... Aubrey
Rebel Wilson ... Fat Amy
Alexis Knapp ... Stacie
Ester Dean ... Cynthia Rose
Hana Mae Lee ... Lilly
Kelley Alice Jakle ... Jessica
Wanetah Walmsley ... Denise
Shelley Regner ... Ashley
Caroline Fourmy ... Mary Elise
Nicole Lovince ... Kori
Adam DeVine ... Bumper
Utkarsh Ambudkar ... Donald
Michael Viruet ... Unicycle
David Del Rio ... Kolio
John Michael Higgins ... John
John Benjamin Hickey ... Dr. Mitchell
Freddie Stroma ... Luke
Jinhee Joung ... Kimmy Jin
Jacob Wysocki ... Justin
Jawan Harris ... Timothy
Richard Kohnke ... Football Player-ATO
Scott Shilstone ... Frat Boy-ATO
Brock Kelly ... Howie-ATO
Drew Battles ... Emcee at Regional's
Katrina DeSpain ... Barden Greeter
Cameron Deane Stewart ... Tom
Kether Donohue ... Alice
Karen Gonzales ... Barb
Lauren Gros ... RIAC Representative #1
Alex Biglane ... RIAC Representative #2
Michael Alexander ... Jewish Student
Tyler Forrest ... High Note #1
Christopher Mintz-Plasse ... Tommy
563 3/4
Pitch Perfect 2 
AMG SYNOPSIS: In this sequel to Pitch Perfect, the collegiate a cappella group called the Barden Bellas enter into an international competition which they are told is impossible to win because they are Americans. The girls refuse to give up and vow to be the first Americans to take home the top prize. Directed by Elizabeth Banks and stars: Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson and Hailee Steinfeld. -- Erin Demers

Moods : Pick-Me-Ups
Themes : Americans Abroad | College Life | Contests, Pageants and Competitions | Culture Clash
Keywords : a cappella, Europe, group, rivalry, singing, competition
Comedy, Musical Comedy 
Anna Kendrick ... Beca
Rebel Wilson ... Fat Amy
Brittany Snow ... Chloe
Hailee Steinfeld ... Emily
Katey Sagal ... Katherine
Skylar Astin ... Jesse
Ben Platt ... Benji
Anna Camp ... Aubrey
Adam DeVine ... Bumper
Alexis Knapp ... Stacie
Hana Mae Lee ... Lilly
Ester Dean ... Cynthia Rose
Chrissie Fit ... Flo
Birgitte Hjort Sørensen ... Kommissar
Flula Borg ... Pieter Krämer
Kelley Alice Jakle ... Jessica
Shelley Regner ... Ashley
John Hodgman ... Tone Hanger
Jason Jones ... Tone Hanger
Joe Lo Truglio ... Tone Hanger
Reggie Watts ... Tone Hanger
John Michael Higgins ... John
Elizabeth Banks ... Gail
Sir Willups Brightsly Moore ... Ripp-Off Host
Keegan-Michael Key ... Beca's Boss
Shawn Carter Peterson ... Dax
Clay Matthews ... NLF Player (Green Bay Packers)
Jordan Rodgers ... Himself
Gralen Bryant Banks ... Barden University Dean
Sharon Garrison ... Barden University Secretary
Brea Grant ... Barden University Orientation Announcer
Austin Lyon ... Residual Heat Intern
Kay Cannon ... Newscaster Connie
Jake Tapper ... The Lead Host
Sylvia Weatherspoon ... News Station Anchor Lisa Richards
Robert W. Krieger, III ... Outrage 24/7 Newscaster Todd Derek
Mika Brzezinski ... Morning Joe Host
Codie Wiggins ... Treblemaker
Blake Burt ... Treblemaker
Ted Moock ... Treblemaker
Phi Vu ... Treblemaker
Jacinto Rodriguez ... Treblemaker
Ryan Leeper ... Treblemaker
Andrew Fitzpatrick ... Das Sound Machine
Allie Feder ... Das Sound Machine
Brandon Lara ... Das Sound Machine
Daniel Piglavento ... Das SoundMachine
Brent L. Boxberger ... Das Sound Machine
Dylan Cheek ... Das Sound Machine
Dakota Smith ... Das Sound Machine
Jeremy Williams ... Das Sound Machine
Samantha Smith ... Das Sound Machine
Alexis Lawson ... Das Sound Machine
Jordyn McDempsey ... Das Sound Machine
Monica Malone ... Das Sound Machine
Frances Manzo ... Das Sound Machine
Cali Blake ... Da Sound Machine
Mitch Grassi ... Pentatonix
Kevin Olusola ... Pentatonix
Avi Kaplan ... Pentatonix
Scott Hoying ... Pentatonix
Kirstin Maldonado ... Pentatonix
Trace Gaynor ... The Filharmonic
Dominic Tibayan ... The Filharmonic
Barry Fortgang ... The Filharmonic
Julian Cruz ... The Filharmonic
Virgil Rosales ... The Filharmonic
Joseph Caigoy ... The Filharmonic
Pranay Sharma ... Penn Masala
Kashish Hora ... Penn Masala
Hariharan Ravi ... Penn Masala
Prashant Ramesh ... Penn Masala
Aneesh Kanakamedala ... Penn Masala
Marisela Zumbado ... The Cantasticos
Gigi Zumbado ... The Cantasticos
Alison Sahonic ... The Cantasticos
Aakomon "AJ" Jones ... The Singboks
Kyndra "Binkie" Reevey ... The Singboks
Naomi James ... The Singboks
Britney Thomas ... The Singboks
Michael Odokara-Okigbo ... The Singboks
564 2/4
AMG SYNOPSIS: When aliens mistake images of 1980s arcade games as a sign of aggression, they attack Earth with evil versions of Pac-Man, Donkey Kong and other video-game characters. In response, the U.S. president (Kevin James) asks his old gamer pals (Adam Sandler, Josh Gad, and Peter Dinklage) to battle the invaders. -- Daniel Gelb

Moods : Fantastic Reality | Just for Fun
Themes : Technology Run Amok | Toys Come to Life | Virtual Reality
Keywords : attack, computer-games, computer-graphics, invasion, video-games
Comedy, Fantasy Comedy, Sci-Fi Comedy 
Adam Sandler ... Sam Brenner
Peter Dinklage ... Eddie "The Fire Blaster" Plant
Josh Gad ... Ludlow Lamonsoff
Kevin James ... Will Cooper
Michelle Monaghan ... Lt. Col. Violet Van Patten
Brian Cox ... Admiral Porter
Matthew Lintz ... Matty
Sean Bean ... Corporal Hill (SAS Officer)
Jane Krakowski ... First Lady Jane Cooper
Dan Aykroyd ... 1982 Championship MC
Affion Crockett ... Sergeant Dylan Cohan
Lainie Kazan ... Mickey Lamonsoff
Ashley Benson ... Lady Lisa
Denis Akiyama ... Professor Iwatani
Tim Herlihy ... Defense Secretary
Jackie Sandler ... President's Assistant Jennifer
Jared Sandler ... White House Junior Aide Jared
William S. Taylor ... Navy Secretary
Rose Rollins ... White House Press Secretary
Tucker Smallwood ... CIA Chief
Allen Covert ... Abusive Citizen
Bill Lake ... NY Police Commissioner
Mark Whalen ... Colonel Devereux
Dan Patrick ... White House Reporter #1
Robert Smigel ... White Reporter #2
Steve Koren ... White Reporter #3
Sadie Sandler ... Lemonade Sadie
Sunny Sandler ... Sweet Scout Girl
Abigail Covert ... Classroom Scout Girl
Sienna James ... Classroom Scout Girl
Shea Joelle James ... Classroom Scout Girl
Jonathan Loughran ... White House Gate Guard
Toru Iwatani ... Electric Dream Factory Repairman
Anthony Ippolito ... 13-Year Old Brenner
Jared Riley ... 13-Yeard Old Cooper
Andrew Bambridge ... 13-Year Old Eddie
Jacob Shinder ... 8-Year Old Ludlow
Jack Fulton ... Little Boy on London Street
Kevin Grady ... Samurai Gamer
Bridget Graham ... Cyber Chickz
Jocelyn Hudon ... Cyber Chickz
Margaret Killingbeck ... Old Woman in London Apartment
Ron Mustafaa ... Indian Teenage Boy
Meher Pavri ... Indian Teenage Girl
Annika Pergament ... News Reporter
Lamont James ... Seals
James Preston Rogers ... Seal
Rob Archer ... Seal
Mark Sparks ... Fighter Pilot
Steve Wiebe ... DARPA Scientist
Sara Haines ... TV News Anchor
Derwin Phillips ... Secret Service Man
Michael Boisvert ... Secret Service Man
Colleen Reynolds ... Abusive Citizens
Jimi Shlag ... Abusive Citizens
Emily Jenkins ... Abusive Citizen
Sistah Lois ... Sergeant Cohan's Mother
Andrew McMichael ... Arcade Employee
Eric Trask ... Warden
Susie McLean ... Press Person
Matt Frewer ... Max Headroom
565 4/4
Planet of the Apes 
AMG SYNOPSIS: Originally intended as a project for Blake Edwards, the film version of Pierre Boule's semisatiric sci-fi novel came to the screen in 1968 under the directorial guidance of Franklin J. Schaffner. Charlton Heston is George Taylor, one of several astronauts on a long space mission whose spaceship crash-lands on a remote planet, seemingly devoid of intelligent life. Soon the astronaut learns that this planet is ruled by a race of talking, thinking, reasoning apes who hold court over a complex, multilayered civilization. In this topsy-turvy society, the human beings are grunting, inarticulate primates, penned-up like animals. When ape leader Dr. Zaius (Maurice Evans) discovers that the captive Taylor has the power of speech, he reacts in horror and insists that the astronaut be killed. But sympathetic ape scientists Cornelius (Roddy McDowell) and Dr. Zira (Kim Hunter) risk their lives to protect Taylor -- and to discover the secret of their planet's history that Dr. Zaius and his minions guard so jealously. In the end, it is Taylor who stumbles on the truth about the Planet of the Apes: "Damn you! Damn you! Goddamn you all to hell!" Scripted by Rod Serling and Michael Wilson (a former blacklistee who previously adapted another Pierre Boule novel, Bridge on the River Kwai), Planet of the Apes has gone on to be an all-time sci-fi (and/or camp) classic. It won a special Academy Award for John Chambers's convincing (and, from all accounts, excruciatingly uncomfortable) simian makeup. It spawned four successful sequels, as well as two TV series, one live-action and one animated. -- Hal Erickson

Moods : Other Dimensions
Themes : Future Dystopias | Monkeys | Space Travel | Time Travel
Keywords : ape, astronaut, stranded, planet, science-runs-amok, space-travel, evolution
Attributes : High Production Values
Science Fiction, Sci-Fi Action 
Charlton Heston ... Taylor
Roddy McDowall ... Cornelius
Kim Hunter ... Zira
Maurice Evans ... Zaius
James Whitmore ... President of the Assembly
Linda Harrison ... Nova
Lou Wagner ... Lucius
Woodrow Parfrey ... Maximus
Jeff Burton ... Dodge
Buck Kartalian ... Julius
Robert Gunner ... Landon
Diane Stanley ... Female Astronaut
Norman Burton ... Hunt Leader
Wright King ... Dr. Galen
Paul Lambert ... Minister
Harry Monty
566 1/4
Planet of the Apes 
AMG SYNOPSIS: This big budget "re-imagining" of the 1968 original departs somewhat from both that classic science fiction film and the source novel by author Pierre Boulle. Mark Wahlberg stars as Leo Davidson, an astronaut of the early 21st century whose unauthorized mission to rescue a chimp companion from a mysterious space storm goes awry when he and his ship are lost through a rip in the fabric of time. Leo crash-lands on a planet where intelligent, talking apes are the dominant species and humans a conquered slave class. Befriending both a chimpanzee activist named Ari (Helena Bonham Carter), who's sympathetic to humans, and a beautiful human rebel, Daena (Estella Warren), Leo quickly becomes a prominent figure of resistance to his fellow humans. This makes him an instant source of irritation for the militant and ambitious General Thade (Tim Roth) and his trusted adjutant, Attar (Michael Clarke Duncan), who intend to hunt Leo down and crush the burgeoning human uprising. War looms between ape and human as Leo and his band head for a sacred site deep in an off-limits desert, where secrets about the planet's ape and human ancestry wait to be revealed. Planet of the Apes is directed by Tim Burton and features the original film's star, Charlton Heston, in a cameo role as the dying father of Thade. -- Karl Williams

Moods : Other Dimensions
Themes : Future Dystopias | Space Travel | Monkeys
Keywords : astronaut, human, crash, planet, ape, chimpanzee, escape, stranded, space-shuttle
Adventure, Science Fiction, Adventure Drama, Sci-Fi Action 
Mark Wahlberg ... Leo Davidson
Tim Roth ... Thade
Helena Bonham Carter ... Ari
Michael Clarke Duncan ... Attar
Kris Kristofferson ... Karubi
Estella Warren ... Daena
Paul Giamatti ... Limbo
Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa ... Krull
David Warner ... Sandar
Erick Avari ... Tival
Glenn Shadix ... Senator Nado
Lisa Marie ... Nova
Charlton Heston
567 2/4
AMG SYNOPSIS: History gets the Disney kiddie treatment and a politically correct interpretation in the studio's 33rd feature-length animated movie, the first to be based on actual events and people. Pocahontas (Irene Bedard) is the daughter of Algonquin chief Powhatan (Russell Means), who promises her in marriage to Kocoum, a brave whom she doesn't love. Pocahontas would rather be paddling in her canoe or wandering in the forest, communing with nature and her animal pals, Meeko, a raccoon, and the hummingbird Flit. When European settlers arrive, she becomes enamored of handsome John Smith (Mel Gibson). Their attraction is encouraged by Grandmother Willow (Linda Hunt), a talking tree. The situation between their peoples is tense, however, as the settlers, led by Governor Ratcliffe (David Ogden Stiers) desperately want the gold that they're sure the natives are concealing. When a dutiful sentry, Thomas (Christian Bale) follows Smith into the woods on one of his secret meetings with Pocahontas, a tragic mistake leads both groups to the brink of war. Only the love of Pocahontas and Smith can prevent bloodshed. Pocahontas (1995) was awarded two Oscars, for Best Original Musical or Comedy Score and Best Original Song for "Colors of the Wind." -- Karl Williams

Themes : White People Among Indians
Keywords : cross-cultural-relations, enemy, exploitation, love, Native-American, romance, star-crossed-lovers, tragic-love, war
Children's/Family, Animated Musical, Family-Oriented Adventure 
Irene Bedard ... Pocahontas
Mel Gibson ... John Smith
Linda Hunt ... Grandmother Willow
Russell Means ... Powhatan
David Ogden Stiers ... Gov. Ratcliffe / Wiggins
Christian Bale ... Thomas
Billy Connolly ... Ben
John Kassir ... Meeko
Danny Mann ... Percy
Michelle St. John ... Nakoma
Gordon Tootoosis ... Kekata
Frank Welker ... Flit
Joe Baker ... Lon
568 2/4
The Polar Express 
AMG SYNOPSIS: Directed by Robert Zemeckis and based on children's author Chris Van Allsburg's modern holiday classic of the same name, The Polar Express revolves around Billy (Hayden McFarland), who longs to believe in Santa Claus but finds it quite difficult to do so, what with his family's dogged insistence that all of it, from the North Pole, to the elves, to the man himself, is all just a myth. This all changes, however, on Christmas Eve, when a mysterious train visits Billy in the middle of the night, promising to take him and a group of other lucky children to the North Pole for a visit with Santa. The train's conductor (Tom Hanks) along with the other passengers help turn Billy's crisis in faith into a journey of self-discovery. A long-time fan of Van Allsburg's book, Hanks also helped produce the film. -- Tracie Cooper

Moods : Eyepoppers | Fantastic Reality
Themes : Fantasy Lands | Journey of Self-Discovery
Keywords : boy, Christmas, journey, North-Pole, Santa-Claus, train [locomotive]
Children's/Family, Holiday Film, Children's Fantasy 
Tom Hanks ... Hero Boy/Father/Conductor/Hobo/Scrooge/Santa
Michael Jeter ... Smokey, Steamer
Nona Gaye ... Hero Girl
Peter Scolari ... Lonely Boy
Charles Fleischer ... Elf General
Steven Tyler ... Elf Lieutenant, Elf Singer
Daryl Sabara ... Hero Boy
Jimmy Bennett ... Lonely Boy
Chris Coppola ... Toothless Boy, Elf
Eddie Deezen ... Know-it-All
Julene Renee ... Elf
Ed Gale ... Elf
Josh Hutcherson ... Hero Boy
Hayden McFarland ... Lonely Boy
Connor Matheus ... Toothless
Jimmy "Jax" Pinchak ... Know-it-All
Chantel Valdivieso ... Hero Girl
Brendan King ... Pastry Chef
Andy Pellick ... Pastry Chef
Josh Eli ... Waiter
Mark Mendonca ... Waiter
Rolandas Hendricks ... Waiter
Mark Goodman ... Waiter
Jon Scott ... Waiter
Gregory Gast ... Waiter
Sean Scott ... Waiter
Phil Fondacaro ... Elf
Debbie Lee Carrington ... Elf
Mark Povinelli ... Elf
Dante Pastula ... Little Boy
Aaron Hendry ... Acrobatic Elf
Ashly Holloway ... Sister Sarah
Evan Sabara ... Young Boy
988 4/4
AMG SYNOPSIS: With Poltergeist, directed by Tobe Hopper, Steven Spielberg had his first great success as a producer. Released around the same time as Spielberg's E.T., the film presents the dark side of Spielberg's California suburban track homes. The film centers on the Freeling family, a typical middle class family living in the peaceful Cuesta Verde Estates. The father, Steve (Craig T. Nelson), has fallen asleep in front of the television, and the dog saunters around the house revealing the other family members -- Steve's wife Diane (JoBeth Williams), sixteen-year-old daughter Dana (Dominique Dunne), eight-year-old son Robbie (Oliver Robins), and five-year-old Carol Ann (Heather O'Rourke). Soon strange things begin to happen around the house; the pet canary dies, mysterious storms occur, and Carol Ann is summoned to the TV set, where a strange shaft of green light hits her and causes the room to shake ("They're he-e-ere!"). As curious events continue, Carol Ann is repeatedly drawn to the television, where she begins to talk to "the TV people." Soon Carol Ann is sucked into a closet, disappearing from this reality plane. Unable to find his daughter, Steve consults Dr. Lesh (Beatrice Straight), a para-psychologist from a nearby college. Lesh finds that paranormal phenomena is so strong in the Freelong household she is unable to deal with it and sends for clairvoyant and professional exorcist Tangina (Zelda Rubinstein) to examine the house in hopes of finding Carol Ann. Tangina makes a horrifying discovery: Carol Ann is alive and in the house, but is being held on another spectral plane. --

Moods : Nail-biters
Themes : Psychic Abilities | Ghosts | Toys Come to Life | Suburban Dysfunction
Keywords : haunted-house, suburbs, family, poltergeist, Indian (Native-American)-burial-ground, television, daughter, parapsychologist, psychic
Attributes : High Artistic Quality, High Production Values
Horror, Haunted House Film 
Craig T. Nelson ... Steve
JoBeth Williams ... Diane
Beatrice Straight ... Dr. Lesh
Dominique Dunne ... Dana
Oliver Robins ... Robbie
Heather O'Rourke ... Carol Anne
Zelda Rubinstein ... Tangina
Martin Casella ... Marty
Richard Lawson ... Ryan
Michael McManus ... Tuthill
Virginia Kiser ... Mrs. Tuthill
James Karen ... Teague
Jane Feinberg
Mike Fenton
Clair E. Leucart
Jeff Bannister
Dirk Blocker ... Jeff Shaw
Joseph Walsh ... Neighbor
Noel Conlon ... Husband
Robert Broyles ... Pool Worker #1
Sonny Landham ... Pool Worker #2
William Vail ... Implosion Man
Philip Stone ... Football Announcer
569 2/4
AMG SYNOPSIS: Paul W.S. Anderson directs this period disaster film centered on the story of a Pompeii gladiator who races to save his true love as Mount Vesuvius prepares to erupt in A.D. 79. After rising out of slavery to become a gladiator, Milo (Kit Harrington) falls for radiant merchant's daughter Cassia (Emily Browning), who is being coerced into marrying a nefarious Roman Senator. Meanwhile, as the lava starts to flow, Milo must escape the arena and rescue Cassia before they are both turned to ash. CarrieAnne Moss, Adewa Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Jared Harris, and Kiefer Sutherland co-star. -- Jason Buchanan

Themes : Forces of Nature | Race Against Time | Race Relations
Keywords : slavery, volcano
Action, Action Thriller, Disaster Film, Period Film 
Kit Harington ... Milo
Carrie-Anne Moss ... Aurelia
Emily Browning ... Cassia
Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje ... Atticus
Jessica Lucas ... Ariadne
Jared Harris ... Severus
Kiefer Sutherland ... Corvus
Currie Graham ... Bellator
Sasha Roiz ... Proculus
Jean Frenette ... Boss Slaver
Joe Pingue ... Graecus
Ron Kennell ... The Weasel
Brock Johnson ... Flashback Centurion
Kristina Nicoll ... Rich Wife #1
Janine Theriault ... Rich Wife #2
Mark Whelan ... Ship's Captain
570 1/4
AMG SYNOPSIS: Set adrift in the vast waters of the North Atlantic for a luxury New Year's Eve party staged in the ship's magnificent ballroom, the massive ocean-liner Poseidon receives an unexpected jolt when a rogue, 100-foot wave rolls it completely upside down, forcing the surviving passengers to fight their way to safety in Das Boot director Wolfgang Petersen's waterlogged blockbuster. Trapped beneath the waterline and implored by the captain to remain in place until a rescue team arrives, the panicked survivors struggle to keep their cool as the water begins to rush in, infernos blaze all around, and a loss of electricity plunges the doomed vessel into total darkness. Seasoned gambler Dylan Johns (Josh Lucas) isn't willing to wage his life on the prompt arrival of help, though, and as he attempts to navigate the treacherous, inverted maze of death, he is flanked by desperate band of like-minded seafarers including eight-year-old Conor (Jimmy Bennett) and his mother, Maggie (Jacinda Barrett), reticent stowaway Elena (Mía Maestro), suicidal Richard (Richard Dreyfus), and concerned father Robert (Kurt Russell), whose missing daughter may still be somewhere onboard along with her frightened fiancé. With a little luck and a little help from onboard waiter Marco (Freddy Rodriguez), the desperate team may just live to see the morning after. -- Jason Buchanan

Moods : Adrenaline Rush
Themes : Disasters at Sea | Race Against Time | Ship Cruises | Daring Rescues | Fathers and Daughters
Keywords : capsize, cruise, sea-disaster, escape, high-seas, oceanliner, passenger, tidal-wave, trapped
Action, Disaster Film, Sea Adventure 
Josh Lucas ... Dylan Johns
Kurt Russell ... Robert Ramsey
Jacinda Barrett ... Maggie James
Richard Dreyfuss ... Richard Nelson
Emmy Rossum ... Jennifer Ramsey
Mía Maestro ... Elena
Mike Vogel ... Christian
Kevin Dillon ... Lucky Larry
Freddy Rodriguez ... Valentin
Jimmy Bennett ... Conor James
Andre Braugher ... Capt. Michael Bradford
Kirk B.R. Woller ... Chief Officer Reynolds
Kelly McNair ... Emily
Gabe Jarret ... 1st Officer Chapman
David Reivers ... John
Gordon Thomson ... Jay
Jan Munroe ... Nick
Caroline Lagerfelt ... Mary
Jess G. Henecke ... Security Officer
Kimberly Patterson ... Poker Dealer
D. Anthony Boone ... Deejay
David Dittmer ... Nightclub Hotty
Andy Deal ... Wine Steward
Valerie Azlynn ... Passenger #1
Carrie Frymer ... Passenger #2
Beverly Overstreet ... Passenger #3
Vincent DePaul ... Passenger #4
Rachel Vander Woude ... Woman on Cell
1064 3/4
The Post 
AMG SYNOPSIS: In the summer of 1971, the Washington Post faces a historic dilemma: whether or not to publish the Pentagon Papers, a top-secret document that reveals the U.S. government knew for decades the Vietnam War was unwinnable. Executive editor Ben Bradlee (Tom Hanks) and publisher Kay Graham (Meryl Streep) debate the best course of action in this docudrama, which was directed by Steven Spielberg. Bruce Greenwood, Matthew Rhys, Bob Odenkirk, Michael Stuhlbarg, Sarah Paulson, Tracy Letts, Bradley Whitford, Alison Brie, Jesse Plemons, David Cross, Carrie Coon, and Zach Woods co-star. --

Moods : Food for Thought
Themes : Conspiracies | Fighting the System | Office Politics | Scandals and Cover-Ups
Keywords : journalist, newspaper, Pentagon, political-conspiracy, US-government, Vietnam
Drama, Thriller, Journalism, Morality & Values, Politics & Government 
Tom Hanks ... Ben Bradlee
Meryl Streep ... Katharine Graham
Alison Brie ... Lally Graham
Carrie Coon ... Meg Greenfield
David Cross ... Howard Simons
Bruce Greenwood ... Robert McNamara
Tracy Letts ... Fritz Beebe
Bob Odenkirk ... Ben Bagdikian
Sarah Paulson ... Tony Bradlee
Jesse Plemons ... Roger Clark
Matthew Rhys ... Daniel Ellsberg
Michael Stuhlbarg ... Abe Rosenthal
Bradley Whitford ... Arthur Parsons
Zach Woods ... Anthony Essaye
John Rue ... Gene Patterson
Philip Casnoff ... Chalmers Roberts
Stark Sands ... Don Graham
Michael Cyril Creighton ... Jake (Young Reporter)
Will Denton ... Michael (Runner)
Deirdre Lovejoy ... Debbie Regan
Michael Devine ... Copy Chief
Jennifer Dundas ... Liz Hylton
Deborah Green ... Ann Marie Rosenthal
Gary Wilmes ... Punch Sulzberger
Christopher Innvar ... James Greenfield
Robert G. Mckay ... NY Times Staffer
Sasha Spielberg ... Woman with Package
Dan Bittner ... Government Lawyer
1096 1/4
The Postman 
AMG SYNOPSIS: Kevin Costner directed and stars in this adaptation of David Brin's science fiction novel The Postman (1985), first published in 1982 issues of Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine. Costner's return to directing after his Oscar-winning Dances With Wolves(1990) is a futuristic epic depicting the aftermath of a destructive war. Some 16 years from the present day, America has been turned into a wasteland of separated communities minus a national government. A vagabond (Costner) who travels through these little villages performing Shakespeare is captured by marauders known as the Holnists, and thrown into a totalitarian labor camp run by a Hitler-like dictator, General Bethlehem (Will Patton).
Making an escape, the drifter, known to some as "Shakespeare," stumbles across an abandoned U.S. Postal Service jeep and dons the dead postal-worker's uniform. With a scheme simply to get food, he sets out to deliver 15-year-old mail, proclaiming himself The Postman, and discovers that residents accept his lies about a restored United States government because they desperately need something to believe in. This hope leads to the thought that perhaps the United States of America could indeed be restored, so an unusually inspired young man, Ford (Laren Tate) is deputized with the "Neither snow, nor rain..." oath to become the country's second Postman. At the town of Pineview, the attractive Abby (Olivia Williams), who has an impotent husband, asks The Postman to impregnate her. After Abby's husband is killed during a raid by Bethlehem, she is taken prisoner but injures Bethlehem and makes an escape. Pregnant, she spends the winter nursing the wounded Postman in a snowbound cabin. When spring comes, they emerge to discover that Ford has organized an entire squad of mail deliverers who regard The Postman as a mythical hero. The Postman reluctantly accepts his messianic role in the rebirth of the country, even as it becomes clear that the rebel force must ultimately battle and defeat the Holnist army in order to regain the American Dream. --

Moods : Other Dimensions
Themes : Future Dystopias | Post-Apocalypse | Totalitarian States
Keywords : dictator, drifter, mail, postman, post-war, pregnancy, American-dream, government
Science Fiction, Sci-Fi Action, Sci-Fi Disaster Film 
Kevin Costner ... The Postman
Will Patton ... Bethlehem
Larenz Tate ... Ford
Olivia Williams ... Abby
James Russo ... Idaho
Daniel Von Bargen ... Sheriff Briscoe
Tom Petty ... Bridge City Mayor
Scott Bairstow ... Luke
Giovanni Ribisi ... Bandit #20
Roberta Maxwell ... Irene March
Joe Santos ... Getty
Peggy Lipton ... Ellen March
Ron McLarty ... Old George
Rex Linn ... Mercer
Todd Allen ... Gibbs
Brian Anthony Wilson ... Woody
Shawn Hatosy ... Billy
Charles Esten ... Michael
Ryan Hurst ... Eddie
571 3/4
AMG SYNOPSIS: Monster's Ball producer Lee Daniels follows up his 2005 directorial debut, Shadowboxer, with this adaptation of author Sapphire's best-selling novel about an overweight, illiterate African-American teen from Harlem who discovers an alternate path in life after she begins attending a new school. Clareece "Precious" Jones is only a teenager, yet she's about to give birth to her second child. Unable to read or write, Clareece shows little prospect for the future until discovering that she has been accepted into an alternative school. There, with a little help from a sympathetic teacher (Paula Patton) and a kindly nurse (Lenny Kravitiz), the young girl receives something that most teens never get -- a chance to start over. Mo'nique co-stars in an inspirational drama featuring the debut performance of screen newcomer Gabourey "Gabbie" Sidibe. -- Jason Buchanan

Moods : A World of Its Own | Triumph of the Spirit
Themes : Families in Crisis | Rape & Sexual Abuse | Starting Over | Teen Pregnancy | Inner City Blues
Keywords : African-American, illiteracy, overweight, alternative-education, classroom, child-abuse, HIV, incest, kindness, parent/child-relationship, school, second-chance, sexual-abuse, teacher, welfare [govt. aid]
Drama, Teen Movie, Inspirational Drama 
Gabourey Sidibe ... Clareece "Precious" Jones
Lenny Kravitz ... Nurse John
Paula Patton ... Ms. Rain
Mo'Nique ... Mary
Mariah Carey ... Mrs. Weiss
Sherri Shepherd ... Cornrows
Stephanie Andujar ... Rita
Chyna Layne ... Rhonda
Amina Robinson ... Jermaine
Xosha Roquemore ... Joann
Angelic Zambrana ... Consuelo
Aunt Dot ... Tootsie
Nealla Gordon ... Mrs. Lichenstein
Grace Hightower ... Social Worker
Barret Mindell ... Tom Cruise
Kimberly Russell ... Katherine
Bill Sage ... Mr. Wicher
Kendall Toombs ... Abdul (newborn)
Alexander Toombs ... Abdul (newborn)
Cory Davis ... Abdul (9 months)
Rochelle McNaughton ... AIDS Clerk
Roy Anthony Tarell Harvey ... Boy #1
Abigail Savage ... Bunny
Emani Reid ... Girl #1
Dashawn Robinson ... Girl #2
Ashley Livingston ... Girl With Jermaine
Maurizio Arseni ... Italian Language Instructor
Mugga ... KFC Cashier
Deborah Lohse ... Lady #1
Chazz Menendez ... Man #1
Dewanda Wise ... Miriam
Quishay Peanan ... Mongo
Vivien Eng ... Nurse
Silje Vallevik ... Pretty Blond Girl
Matt Bralow ... Reggie
Shayla Stewart ... Ruby
Ephraim Benton ... Skinny Boy #1
Shortee Redd ... Skinny Boy #2
Timothy Allen ... Skinny Boy #3
Kola Ogundrian ... Skinny Man
Christopher Joseph ... Unruly Boy #1
Victor Woodley ... Unruly Boy #2
851 1/4
Precious Cargo 
AMG SYNOPSIS: In this twisty action film, a crime boss (Bruce Willis) forces a master thief (Mark-Paul Gosselaar) to rob an armored truck transporting half a billion dollars in gems by kidnapping the latter's old flame (Claire Forlani). But after the assignment is completed, the participants get caught up in a series of betrayals and double crosses. Directed by Max Adams. -- Jack Rodgers

Moods : Adrenaline Rush
Themes : Blackmail | Jewel Theft
Keywords : assignment, boss [employer], cargo, crime, robbery, thief, truck
Action, Crime Drama 
Bruce Willis ... Eddie
Mark-Paul Gosselaar ... Jack
Claire Forlani ... Karen
John Brotherton ... Nicholas
Daniel Bernhardt ... Simon
Lydia Hull ... Jenna
Nick Loeb ... Andrew
Tyler Jon Olson ... Lucas
Martin Blencowe ... Mercenary #2
Jesse Pruett ... Tourist
Mackie Burt ... Becky Ann
572 4/4
AMG SYNOPSIS: Dutch (Arnold Schwarzenegger) has a code of honor which he will not violate, even when his life depends on it. Paradoxically, his code of honor gives him the backbone to survive as a military special forces operative when he is sent on a covert mission to rescue another group which was sent in to assist some nefarious U.S. government plan in a Latin American country. Once there, he encounters an old army buddy (Carl Weathers) who has gotten too deep in the CIA's good graces for Dutch's comfort. When he and his team go into the jungle to rescue the others, they get involved in a pitched battle with local guerillas, but they are more than capable of besting these vicious fighters. However, not long after that, they encounter signs that the equally capable men they were sent to rescue were all killed unawares and in an unusually gruesome fashion. Given their training, it should have been impossible for anyone to best all of these commando warriors. Soon, the men from Dutch's own team get picked off one by one, as they grow aware that they are up against something uncanny, not of this world, something that is hunting them for sport. Why? Because their skills make them worthy opponents for the perfectly camouflaged Predator. This carefully paced action movie was given poor reviews by many movie critics, but was sufficiently satisfying for its (largely male) audiences that a successful sequel (Predator 2) was released in 1990. -- Clarke Fountain

Moods : Tough Guys
Themes : Evil Aliens | Invisible People | Survival in the Wilderness
Keywords : alien [not human], monster, jungle, one-against-odds, against-all-odds, attack, commando, mercenary, military, predators, rescue, stalking, hunting, killing, mission [quest], survivor, SWAT-team
Action, Horror, Alien Film, Creature Film, Sci-Fi Action 
Arnold Schwarzenegger ... Maj. Alan "Dutch" Schaefer
Carl Weathers ... Dillon
Bill Duke ... Mac
Jesse Ventura ... Sgt. Blain
Kevin Peter Hall ... Predator
Sonny Landham ... Billy
Richard Chaves ... Poncho
R.G. Armstrong ... Gen. Phillips
Shane Black ... Hawkins
1204 2/4
The Predator 
AMG SYNOPSIS: In this action/adventure, a young boy accidentally triggers the return of Predators to Earth, only now they are even stronger and more lethal after genetically upgrading themselves with DNA from other species in the universe. It's up to a ragtag group of ex-soldiers to stop them, along with unexpected help from a disgruntled science teacher. Starring Boyd Holbrook, Trevante Rhodes, Jacob Tremblay, and Keegan-Michael Key. Directed by Shane Black. --

Moods : Adrenaline Rush
Themes : Evil Aliens
Keywords : alien [not human], killing, predators
Action, Adventure, Science Fiction, Action Thriller, Sci-Fi Horror 
Boyd Holbrook ... Quinn McKenna
Jacob Tremblay ... Rory McKenna
Keegan-Michael Key ... Coyle
Olivia Munn ... Casey Bracket
Sterling K. Brown ... Traeger
Alfie Allen ... Lynch
Thomas Jane ... Baxley
Jake Busey ... Keyes
Yvonne Strahovski ... Emily
Mike Dopud ... Dupree
Niall Matter ... Sapir
Duncan Fraser ... VA Psych
Garry Chalk ... Postal Worker
Emy Aneke ... Merc Soldier
Darryl Scheelar ... Bus MP #1
Fraser Aitcheson ... Bus MP#2
Eduard Witzke ... Security Tech
Jan Bos ... Tech Hamlin
Lochlyn Munro ... LT. General Marks
Françoise Yip ... Tracking Supervisor
Harrison MacDonald ... F-22 Pilot #3
Sage Brocklebank ... Transport Driver
Colin Corrigan ... Emily's House Merc
Juan Pacheco ... Translator Voice
Lars Grant ... Merc #1
Fraser Corbett ... Merc #3
Peter Shinkoda ... Dr. Yamada
Aaron Craven ... Scientist
1173 2/4
AMG SYNOPSIS: A group of hardened killers are hunted on an alien planet in producer Robert Rodriguez and director Nimród Antal's entry into the popular sci-fi action franchise. Mercenaries, murderers, gangsters, and convicts, they were the most feared men on Earth. But now they're a long way from home, and when the predators become the prey, fearless mercenary Royce (Adrien Brody) prepares for the fight of his life. And he's not alone, because Mexican gangster Cuchillo (Danny Trejo), Israeli Defense Forces veteran Isabelle (Alice Braga), notorious mass murderer Stans (Walton Goggins), Russian Special Forces operative Nikolai (Oleg Taktarov), RUF death squad member Mombasa (Mahershalalhashbaz Ali), and sword-wielding Yakuza Hanzo (Louis Ozawa Changchien) are all armed to the teeth, and out for blood. The odd man out is Edwin (Topher Grace), a once-prominent physician whose career came to an end following a big scandal. When the motley crew encounters Noland (Laurence Fishburne), a resourceful human who has somehow managed to survive on the alien's hunting grounds for some time, they prepare to take the ultimate stand against the most powerful Predators yet. --

Moods : Adrenaline Rush | Other Dimensions
Themes : Evil Aliens | Stranded
Keywords : alien [not human], game-preserve, hunting, Israeli [nationality], mercenary, planet, predators
Attributes : High Budget
Action, Science Fiction, Sci-Fi Action 
Adrien Brody ... Royce
Topher Grace ... Edwin
Alice Braga ... Isabelle
Walton Goggins ... Stans
Oleg Taktarov ... Nikolai
Laurence Fishburne ... Noland
Danny Trejo ... Cuchillo
Louis Ozawa Changchien ... Hanzo
Carey Jones ... Berserker/Tracker/Falconer Predators
Brian Steele ... Berserker/Tracker/Falconer Predators
Derek Mears ... Classic Predator
573 3/4
The Prestige 
AMG SYNOPSIS: Obsession, jealousy, and deceit define the tense relationship shared between two turn-of-the-century magicians in Memento and Batman Begins director Christopher Nolan's dizzying tale of sleight of hand. Rupert Angier (Hugh Jackman) and Alfred Borden (Christian Bale) are London-based magicians of the highest order, both blessed with spectacular powers of deception and both cursed with unrelenting envy for one another's skills. When Alfred performs an awe-inspiring trick for which there seems no logical explanation, the friendly competition shared between the pair turns to deadly rivalry as the enraged Rupert determines to uncover his rival's deepest secrets. In the world of illusion, however, nothing is ever quite as it seems, and the rules of the physical world simply don't apply. Now, as bitter competition quickly begins to consume the souls of both performers, the firestorm birthed by their anger threatens to consume all who surround them. Michael Caine, Scarlett Johansson, and David Bowie co-star in a feature that finds director/screenwriter Nolan reuniting with brother and Memento story author Jonathan Nolan to adapt author Christopher Priest's original novel. -- Jason Buchanan

Moods : Spellbinders
Themes : Keeping a Secret | Wizards and Magicians
Keywords : magic, rival, secrets
Thriller, Period Film, Psychological Thriller 
Hugh Jackman ... Robert Angier
Christian Bale ... Alfred Borden
Michael Caine ... Cutter
Scarlett Johansson ... Olivia Wenscombe
David Bowie ... Tesla
Rebecca Hall ... Sarah
Andy Serkis ... Alley
Samantha Mahurin ... Jess
Piper Perabo ... Julia McCullough
Daniel Davis ... Judge
Jim Piddock ... Prosecuter
Christopher Neame ... Defender
Mark Ryan ... Captain
Roger Rees ... Owens
Jamie Harris ... Sullen Warder
Monty Stuart ... Stagecoach Driver
Ron Perkins ... Hotel Manager
Ricky Jay ... Milton
J. Paul Moore ... Virgil
Chao-Li Chi ... Chung Ling Soo
Gregory Humphreys ... Policeman
Julie Sanford ... Elegant Lady
Ezra Buzzington ... Ticket Hawker
James Lancaster ... Moderator
Olivia Merg ... Jess (Toddler)
Zoe Merg ... Jess (Toddler)
Johnny Liska ... Scalper
Russ Fega ... Man in Hotel
Kevin Will ... Man in Hotel
Edward Hibbert ... Ackerman
Christopher Judges ... Burly Stagehand
James Otis ... Blind Stagehand 1
Sam Menning ... Blind Stagehand 2
Brian Tahash ... Blind Stagehand 3
Scott Davis ... Carriage Driver
Jodi Bianca Wise ... Glamorous Assistant
Nikki Glick ... Housekeeper
Enn Reitel ... Workman 1
Clive Kennedy ... Warder
Rob Arbogast ... Leonard
Chris Cleveland ... Will
1219 1/4
AMG SYNOPSIS: In a world ravaged by wars between humans and vampires, a renegade priest fights to rescue his niece from the legions of bloodsuckers who seek to transform the young girl into one of them. A battle-weary veteran of the last vampire war, warrior Priest (Paul Bettany) now resides in a heavily fortified city where the ruling Church is a greater menace than any creature of the night. When a pack of vampires abduct Priest's niece (Lily Collins), the vengeful holy man breaks his vows and promises to save the young innocent from a fate worse than death. He can't do it alone, but with a powerful warrior Priestess (Maggie Q) and his niece's boyfriend, a sharp-shooting sheriff (Cam Gigandet), on his side, Priest may have a fighting chance. Stephen Moyer, Karl Urban, and Brad Dourif co-star. -- Jason Buchanan

Moods : A World of Its Own
Themes : Heroic Mission | Religious Zealotry | Vampires
Keywords : priest, good-vs-evil, kidnapping, rescue, sheriff, wasteland
Action, Science Fiction, Creature Film, Hybrid Western 
Paul Bettany ... Priest
Karl Urban ... Black Hat
Cam Gigandet ... Hicks
Maggie Q ... Priestess
Lily Collins ... Lucy Pace
Brad Dourif ... Salesman
Stephen Moyer ... Owen Pace
Christopher Plummer ... Monsignor Orelas
Alan Dale ... Monsignor Chamberlain
Mädchen Amick ... Shannon Pace
Jacob Hopkins ... Boy
Dave Florek ... Crocker
Joel Polinksky ... Dr. Tomlin
Josh Wingate ... Familiar
Jon Braver ... Familiar
Casey Pieretti ... Familiar
Theo Kypri ... Familiar
John Griffin ... Familiar
David Backhaus ... Familiar
Roger Stoneburner ... Familiar
David Bianchi ... Familiar
Tanoai Reed ... Brave Priest
Arnold Chon ... Strong Priest
Marilyn Brett ... Woman
Kanin Howell ... Husband
Julie Mond ... Wife
Raynor Scheine ... Minister
Kevin T. McCarthy ... English Speaking Preacher
Boyuen Lou ... Chinese Speaking Preacher
Anthony Azizi ... Farsi Speaking Preacher
Pramod Kumar ... Hindi Speaking Vendor
574 2/4
The Princess and the Frog 
AMG SYNOPSIS: Set in New Orleans at the beginning of the 20th century, The Princess and the Frog concerns a poor African-American girl named Tiana who has a knack for cooking, and dreams of opening her own restaurant. Her best friend since childhood is a privileged white girl whose wealthy father employs Tiana's mother as a dressmaker. When the friend's family hosts a party for Prince Naveen of Maldonia, Dr. Facilier, an expert in black magic, turns the visiting royal into a frog. The now amphibious Naveen convinces Tiana that a kiss will reverse the spell, and if she obliges him he'll provide the money she needs to open her dream eatery. However, their smooch not only fails to turn him back into a human, but transforms Tiana into a frog as well. The duo then sets out to find a voodoo priestess who can set everything right. -- Perry Seibert

Moods : Young and Old Alike
Themes : Crowned Heads | Curses and Spells | Talking Animals
Keywords : frog, prince, restaurant, voodoo
Children's/Family, Musical, Children's Fantasy, Fairy Tales & Legends 
Anika Noni Rose ... Princess Tiana
Bruno Campos ... Prince Naveen
Keith David ... Dr. Facilier
Jennifer Cody ... Charlotte
Jim Cummings ... Ray
Peter Bartlett ... Lawrence
Jenifer Lewis ... Mama Odie
Oprah Winfrey ... Eudora
Terrence Howard ... James
John Goodman ... "Big Daddy" La Bouff
Ritchie Montgomery ... Reggie
Paul Briggs ... Two Fingers
Corey Burton ... Mr. Harvey Fenner
Michael Colyar ... Buford
Emeril Lagasse ... Marlon the Gator
Kevin Michael Richardson ... Ian the Gator
Randy Newman ... Cousin Randy
1048 4/4
The Princess Bride 
AMG SYNOPSIS: Based on William Goldman's novel of the same name, The Princess Bride is staged as a book read by grandfather (Peter Falk) to his ill grandson (Fred Savage). Falk's character assures a romance-weary Savage that the book has much more to deliver than a simpering love story, including but not limited to fencing, fighting, torture, death, true love, giants, and pirates. Indeed, The Princess Bride offers a tongue-in-cheek fairy tale depicting stable boy-turned-pirate Westley's journey to rescue Buttercup (Robin Wright), his true love, away from the evil prince (Chris Sarandon), whom she had agreed to marry five years after learning of what she had believed to be news of Westley's death. With help from Prince Humperdinck's disgruntled former employee Miracle Max (Billy Crystal), swordsman Inigo Montoya (Mandy Patinkin), and a very large man named Fezzik (Andre the Giant), the star-crossed lovers are reunited. --

Moods : Other Dimensions | Pick-Me-Ups
Themes : Heroic Mission | Assumed Identities | Daring Rescues | Lovers Reunited
Keywords : princess, good-vs-evil, damsel-in-distress, fairytale, fantasy, giant, hero, kidnapping, kingdom, revenge, swashbuckler, sword, troll, rescue, generation-gap, romance, evil, love, pirate [seafarer]
Attributes : Cult Film, High Production Values
Adventure, Children's/Family, Adventure Comedy, Fairy Tales & Legends, Romantic Adventure 
Cary Elwes ... Westley
Robin Wright ... Buttercup, the Princess Bride
Mandy Patinkin ... Inigo Montoya
Chris Sarandon ... Prince Humperdinck
Christopher Guest ... Count Rugen
Wallace Shawn ... Vizzini
Peter Falk ... The Grandfather
Fred Savage ... The Grandson
Andre the Giant ... Fezzik
Peter Cook ... The Impressive Clergyman
Carol Kane ... Valerie, the Wizard's Wife
Billy Crystal ... Miracle Max, the Wizard
Mel Smith ... The Albino
Janet Hirshenson
Jane Jenkins
Willoughby Gray ... The King
Malcolm Storry ... Yellin
Margery Mason ... The Ancient Booer
Betsy Brantley ... The Mother
Anne Dyson ... The Queen
575 1/4
The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement 
AMG SYNOPSIS: Directed by Garry Marshall, The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement picks up where its predecessor left off -- that is, with American teenager Mia Thermopolis (Anne Hathaway) reeling over the news that she is a princess within the royal family of Genovia, a little-known European nation with a population of barely 50,000. As promised, Mia, along with her best friend, Lilly (Heather Matarazzo), travels to Genovia after their high-school graduation. The unlikely princess has hardly settled into the castle, let alone begun representing the country, when she learns that a larger title is approaching more rapidly than expected; it seems as though Mia will have to take over as queen. Suddenly, in addition to further schooling on the etiquette of royalty, Mia finds herself with a daunting prospect -- according to Genovian law, all princesses must be married before they can be crowned. In addition to Julie Andrews' reprisal of her role as Queen Clarisse Renaldi, The Princess Diaries 2 also features Hector Elizondo and John Rhys-Davies in supporting roles. Though Princess Diaries author Meg Cabot did pen a sequel (The Princess Diaries: Princess in the Spotlight), this film is not an adaptation. -- Tracie Cooper

Moods : In the Mood for Love | Pick-Me-Ups
Themes : Arranged Marriages | Discovering One's Heritage | Fish Out of Water
Keywords : etiquette, fish-out-of-water, kingdom, klutz, marriage-arranged, princess, royalty
Comedy, Comedy of Manners, Romantic Comedy, Teen Movie 
Anne Hathaway ... Mia Thermopolis
Julie Andrews ... Clarisse Renaldi
Hector Elizondo ... Joe
John Rhys-Davies ... Viscount Mabrey
Heather Matarazzo ... Lilly Moscovitz
Chris Pine ... Nicholas Devereaux
Callum Blue ... Andrew Jacoby
Kathleen Marshall ... Charlotte Kutaway
Tom Poston ... Lord Palimore
Joel McCrary ... Prime Minister Motaz
Larry Miller ... Paolo
Caroline Goodall ... Mia's Mother
Sean O'Bryan ... Mia's Stepfather Patrick
Matthew Walker ... Captain Kip Kelly
Elinor Donahue ... Lady Palimore
Lorraine Nicholson ... Princess Lorraine
576 2/4
The Princess Diaries 
AMG SYNOPSIS: This teen comedy from Disney is based on a popular novel by Meg Cabot and directed by Garry Marshall. Mia Thermopolis (Anne Hathaway) is a teenage klutz who's openly mocked by the popular Lana Thomas (pop singer Mandy Moore). In fact, Mia's only friend at her exclusive prep school is the socially outcast Lilly (Heather Matarazzo). Mia's life takes a dramatic turn, however, when her mom announces that her late biological father was in actuality the crown prince of a small European nation, Genovia. Now Mia is the sole heir to the throne, and her grandmother, Queen Clarisse Renaldi (Julie Andrews) wants to tutor the awkward teen in royal behavior. It's a daunting task given Mia's lax table manners, poise, and hair care, but the girl perseveres with some makeover help from her grandmother's security chief Hector Elizondo) and a style expert (Larry Miller). In the meantime, Mia's romantic affections are torn between the handsome, popular Josh (Erik Von Detten) and the more appropriate Michael (Robert Schwartzman), who also happens to be Lilly's brother. The Princess Diaries is the second film from Whitney Houston's production shingle after the television version of Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella (1997). -- Karl Williams

Moods : Pick-Me-Ups
Themes : Cinderella Stories | Crowned Heads | Fish Out of Water
Keywords : behavior [human], grandmother, klutz, popularity, prep-school, teenagers
Comedy, Comedy of Manners, Family-Oriented Comedy, Teen Movie 
Anne Hathaway ... Mia Thermopolis
Julie Andrews ... Queen Clarisse Renaldi
Hector Elizondo ... Joseph
Heather Matarazzo ... Lilly Moscovitz
Mandy Moore ... Lana Thomas
Caroline Goodall ... Mia's Mom, Helen
Robert Schwartzman ... Michael Moscovitz
Erik Von Detten ... Student Josh Bryant
Sean O'Bryan ... Teacher Mr. O'Connell
Sandra Oh ... Vice Principal Gupta
Kathleen Marshall ... Charlotte Kutaway
Patrick Flueger ... Student Jeremiah Hart
Mindy Burbano ... Gym Teacher Harbula
Kimleigh Smith ... Music Teacher Wells
Beth Anne Garrison ... Cheerleader Anna
Bianca Lopez ... Cheerleader Fontana
Tamara Levinson ... Cheerleader Lupe
Lenore Thomas ... Cable Show Student Melissa
Abigail Green-Dove ... Student Linda Green
Meredith Shevory ... Student Meredith
Anita Marie Curran ... Newspaper Student Anita
Korry Cannon ... Newspaper Student Korry
Cassie Rowell ... Singing Student Alice
Chrissy Gilman ... Beach Student
Todd Lowe ... Lana's Date Eric
Joe Unitas ... Coach Joe Ewe
Reggie Stanton ... Coach Dave Adams
Joel McCrary ... Prime Minister Motaz
Clare Sera ... Mrs. Motaz
Juliet Elizondo ... Daughter Marissa Motaz
Greg Lewis ... Sigfried Von Troken, Baron
Bonnie Aarons ... Joy Von Troken, Baroness
Darwood Chung ... Emperor Sakamoto
Julie Paris ... Princess Palisades
Jeff Michalski ... Scottish Duke
Erin O'Reilly ... Scottish Duchess
Steve Restivo ... Count Vitello
Brigitta Lauren ... Lady Lindenlaub
Jane Morris ... Lady Evergreen
Gary Combs ... Lord Fricker
Adam Williams ... Dinner Guest Adam
Alan Kent ... State Dinner Waiter
Robert Glaudini ... Consulate Valet Adolpho
Bill Ferrell ... Consulate Guard Darrell
Joe Ross ... Consulate Maitre'D
Steve Totland ... Consulate Waiter
Charles Guardino ... Limo Driver Mel
Sparrow Heatley ... Gretchen
Gwenda Perez ... Helga
Barbara Marshall ... Lady Jerome
Sam Denoff ... Lord Jerome
Tracy Reiner ... Press Secretary Spencer
Dale Hikawa ... Band Leader Dawn Kawa
Diane Frazen ... Ball Guest Diane
Stanley Frazen ... Ball Guest Stanley
Barbara Nabozny ... Ball Guest Barbara
Ira Glick ... Ball Guest Dr. Glunk
Hope Alexander-Willis ... Lady Caroline
Joe Allen Price ... Father Joseph
Patrick Richwood ... Neighbor Mr. Robutusen
Terry Brown ... Policeman Washington
James Brown Orleans ... Doctor Motors
Rob Zylowski ... Pizza Delivery Man
Karl Makinen ... Climbing Manager Schiavone
Sunny Hawks ... Climbing Instructor Vivian
Kathy Garver ... Cable Tourist
Mary Knoll ... Trolley Tourist #2
Jason Ashland ... Trolley Tourist #1
Erika Young ... Umbrella Lady
Ethan Sandler ... Tour Bus Driver
Bill Fricker ... Autograph Father
Shannon Elliot ... Michael's Band Flypaper
Harold Carter ... Michael's Band Flypaper
Bud Markowitz ... Pear Juggler
Michelle Yerger ... 911 Nun
Wendy Hallin ... 911 Nun
Mark Thompson ... DJ Mark
Brian Phelps ... DJ Brian
Lily Marshall-Fricker ... Kid Autograph Seeker
Charlotte Marshall-Fricker ... Kid Autograph Seeker
Sandra Taylor ... Sanchez, Suki
Nicholle Tom ... Teen Reporter Cassie
Patrick Noonan ... Suki's Cameraman
Ali Gage ... Beach Reporter Ali
Tanya Difrancesco ... Beach Reporter Tanya
Shannon Wilcox ... Ball Reporter
Tonje Larsgard ... Ball Reporter
Flora Chong ... Street Reporter
Gwen Holloway ... Street Reporter
Lori Sigrist ... Twin Reporter
Reuben Grundy ... Street Reporter
Terri Sigrist ... Twin Reporter
577 3/4
AMG SYNOPSIS: A small-town carpenter turns vigilante in order to rescue his abducted daughter and her best friend in this thriller starring Hugh Jackman and Jake Gyllenhaal. Six-year-old Anna and her friend Joy have vanished on Thanksgiving without a trace. Devastated, Anna's father Keller (Jackman) makes note of a run-down RV that had been parked on their street at the exact time the girls went missing. When the driver, Alex Jones (Paul Dano) is swiftly arrested by Detective Loki (Gyllenhaal), it starts to look like the lead will pay off. Alex, however, is quickly released due to lack of evidence, sending Keller into a frenzy as he realizes that if Anna isn't found soon, odds are she never will be. Knowing that time is not on his side, and ignoring Detective Loki's pleas to leave the case to the pros, Keller risks sacrificing his own freedom in a bid to locate the girls before it's too late. Melissa Leo, Maria Bello, Terrence Howard, and Viola Davis co-star. -- Jason Buchanan

Themes : Kidnapping | Vigilantes
Keywords : carpenter, detective
Drama, Crime Drama 
Hugh Jackman ... Keller Dover
Jake Gyllenhaal ... Detective Loki
Melissa Leo ... Holly Jones
Paul Dano ... Alex Jones
Maria Bello ... Gracie Dover
Viola Davis ... Nancy Birch
Terrence Howard ... Franklin Birch
Dylan Minnette ... Ralph Dover
Erin Gerasimovich ... Anna Dover
Kyla-Drew Simmons ... Joy Birch
Wayne Duvall ... Captain Richard O'Malley
Len Cariou ... Father Patrick Dunn
David Dastmalchian ... Bob Taylor
Brad James ... Officer Carter
Anthony Reynolds ... Officer Wedge
Robert C. Treveiler ... Forensics Guy
Sandra Ellis Lafferty ... Mrs. Milland
Victoria Elizabeth Staley ... Check Out Girl
Todd Truley ... Detective Chemelinski
Brian Daye ... Desk Sergeant
Alisa Harris ... Police Clerk
Robert Mello ... Roger
Jeff Pope ... Sex Offender #1
Rodrick Lee Goins ... Sex Offender #2
Mark Drum ... Sex Offender #3
Lana Yoo ... Chinese Waitress
Pam Smith ... Police Station Reporter #1
Gloria Webber ... Police Station Reporter #2
Michelle Keller ... Woman at Vigil
John Atwood ... Newscaster
Stacy Melich ... Woman Motorist
J. Omar Castro ... Cop in Hospital
Jane McNeill ... Nurse
966 1/4
Private Lessons 
AMG SYNOPSIS: Penned by Dan Greenburg, Private Lessons details the plight of a rich, fifteen-year-old boy (Eric Brown) whose French maid (Sylvia Kristel of the Emmanuelle series) is hired to teach him the finer points of l'amour. A contrived subplot involving a blackmail scheme complicates matters but really only serves as padding between the erotic scenes. In the end, the boy ends up wiser for the wear in more ways than one as he learns all the sordid details. Typical of many early '80s adolescent-oriented T & A films, this entry includes plenty of leering nudity and debauchery, although it seems comparatively tame compared with many others. Surprisingly, Private Lessons was a box-office hit at the time of its release; presumably, many film-goers had seen Kristel in her role as Emmanuelle, although they would have been disappointed to learn a body-double stood in during her love scenes in this case. A similarly-themed film, My Tutor, was released soon after. --

Moods : Carnal Knowledge
Themes : Age Disparity Romance
Keywords : chauffeur, coming-of-age, maid, purity, scheme, self-discovery, sex, sexual-awakening, socialite, teenagers, wealth
Comedy, Sex Comedy, Teen Movie 
Sylvia Kristel ... Nicole
Howard Hesseman ... Lester
Ron Foster ... Philly's Dad
Eric Brown ... Phillip Fillmore
Ed Begley, Jr. ... Jack Travis
Pamela Jean Bryant ... Joyce
Meredith Baer ... Miss Phipps
Dan Barrows ... Green
Marian Gibson ... Florence
Dan Greenburg ... Hotel Owner
Hal Le Roy
Crispin Glover
Carroll Baker
578 3/4
The Professional 
AMG SYNOPSIS: As visually stylish as it is graphically violent, this thriller directed by Luc Besson concerns Mathilda (Natalie Portman), a 12-year-old girl living in New York City who has been exposed to the sordid side of life from an early age: her family lives in a slum and her abusive father works for drug dealers, cutting and storing dope. Mathilda doesn't much care for her parents, but she has a close bond with her four-year-old brother. One day, she returns from running an errand to discover that most of her family, including her brother, have been killed in a raid by corrupt DEA agents, led by the psychotic Stansfield (Gary Oldman). Mathilda takes refuge in the apartment of her secretive neighbor, Leon (Jean Reno), who takes her in with a certain reluctance. She discovers that Leon is a professional assassin, working for Tony (Danny Aiello), a mob kingpin based in Little Italy. Wanting to avenge the death of her brother, Mathilda makes a deal with Leon to become his protégée in exchange for work as a domestic servant, hoping to learn the hitman's trade and take out the men who took her brother's life. However, an affection develops between Leon and Mathilda that changes his outlook on his life and career. Besson's first American film boasted a strong performance from Jean Reno, a striking debut by Natalie Portman, and a love-it-or-hate-it, over-the-top turn by Gary Oldman. Léon was originally released in the U.S. in 1994 as The Professional, with 26 minutes cut in response to audience preview tests. Those 26 minutes were restored in the director's preferred cut, released in 1996 in France as Léon: Version Intégrale and in the U.S. on DVD as Léon: The Professional in 2000. -- Mark Deming

Moods : Nail-biters
Themes : Protecting the Innocent | Orphans | Hired Killers | Unlikely Friendships | Innocence Lost
Keywords : hitman, corruption, DEA (Drug Enforcement Agency), gangster, girl, partner, relationship
Drama, Thriller, Action Thriller, Coming-of-Age, Buddy Film 
Jean Reno ... Leon
Natalie Portman ... Mathilda
Gary Oldman ... Stansfield
Danny Aiello ... Tony
Peter Appel ... Malky
Michael Badalucco ... Mathilda's Father
Ellen Greene ... Mathilda's Mother
Elizabeth Regen ... Mathilda's Sister
Randolph Scott
Frank Senger ... Fatman
Jessie Keosian ... Old Lady
George Martin ... Receptionist
Abdul Hassan Sharif ... Mathilda's Taxi Driver
Stuart Rudin ... Leon's Taxi Driver
Kent Broadhurst ... Policeman
Tommy Hollis ... Policeman
Peter Linari ... Security Man
Betty Miller ... Orphanage Headmistress
Joseph Malerba ... Stairway Swat
David W. Butler ... Important Jogger
Randy Pearlstein ... Security Guard
Mario Todisco ... Tony's Barber
Marc Andréoni ... SWAT Team
Michel Montanary ... SWAT Team
Samy Naceri ... SWAT Team
Jean-Hugues Anglade
Geoffrey Bateman ... SWAT
Jernard Burks ... Stansfield's Man
579 2/4
AMG SYNOPSIS: A team of space explorers embarks on a fantastic voyage to the edge of the universe after making a profound discovery that hints at the true origins of the human race. Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender, Guy Pearce, Idris Elba, and Charlize Theron head-up the cast of this epic sci-fi saga from director Ridley Scott and writers Jon Spaihts (The Darkest Hour) and Damon Lindelof (Lost, Star Trek). -- Jason Buchanan

Moods : Fantastic Reality
Themes : Robots and Androids | Space Travel
Keywords : cyborg, outer-space, scientist, space-travel
Science Fiction, Alien Film, Sci-Fi Horror 
Noomi Rapace ... Elizabeth Shaw
Michael Fassbender ... David
Charlize Theron ... Meredith Vickers
Idris Elba ... Janek
Guy Pearce ... Peter Weyland
Logan Marshall-Green ... Charlie Holloway
Sean Harris ... Fifield
Rafe Spall ... Millburn
Emun Elliott ... Chance
Benedict Wong ... Ravel
Kate Dickie ... Ford
Branwell Donaghey ... Mercenary 1
Vladimir Furdik ... Mercenary 2
C.C. Smiff ... Mercenary 3
Shane Steyn ... Mercenary 4
Ian Whyte ... Last Engineer
John LeBar ... Ghost Engineer
Lucy Hutchinson ... Young Shaw
Louisa Staples ... Greeting Message Violinist
James Embree ... Mechanic 1
Florian Robin ... Mechanic 2
Matthew Burgess ... Mechanic 3
Eugene O'Hare ... Mechanic 4
Giannina Facio ... Shaw's Mother
Jenny Rainsford ... Archaeological Assistant
Philip McGinley ... Archaeological Assistant
Rhona Croker ... Archaeological Assistant
Robin Atkin Downes ... Ship Computer Voice
1047 4/4
AMG SYNOPSIS: In 1960, Alfred Hitchcock was already famous as the screen's master of suspense (and perhaps the best-known film director in the world) when he released Psycho and forever changed the shape and tone of the screen thriller. From its first scene, in which an unmarried couple balances pleasure and guilt in a lunchtime liaison in a cheap hotel (hardly a common moment in a major studio film in 1960), Psycho announced that it was taking the audience to places it had never been before, and on that score what followed would hardly disappoint. Marion Crane (Janet Leigh) is unhappy in her job at a Phoenix, Arizona real estate office and frustrated in her romance with hardware store manager Sam Loomis (John Gavin). One afternoon, Marion is given $40,000 in cash to be deposited in the bank. Minutes later, impulse has taken over and Marion takes off with the cash, hoping to leave Phoenix for good and start a new life with her purloined nest egg. 36 hours later, paranoia and exhaustion have started to set in, and Marion decides to stop for the night at the Bates Motel, where nervous but personable innkeeper Norman Bates (Anthony Perkins) cheerfully mentions that she's the first guest in weeks, before he regales her with curious stories about his mother. There's hardly a film fan alive who doesn't know what happens next, but while the shower scene is justifiably the film's most famous sequence, there are dozens of memorable bits throughout this film. The first of a handful of sequels followed in 1983, while Gus Van Sant's controversial remake, starring Vince Vaughn and Anne Heche, appeared in 1998. --

Moods : Nail-biters
Themes : Mothers and Sons | Woman In Jeopardy
Keywords : embezzlement, missing-person, private-detective, shower, stabbing, motel, mother, murder, psychopath, taxidermy
Attributes : High Artistic Quality, High Historical Importance
Thriller, Psychological Thriller, Slasher Film 
Anthony Perkins ... Norman Bates
Janet Leigh ... Marion Crane
Vera Miles ... Lila Crane
John Gavin ... Sam Loomis
Martin Balsam ... Milton Arbogast, detective
John McIntire ... Chambers, the sheriff
Simon Oakland ... Dr. Richmond
Frank Albertson ... Tom Cassidy, millionaire
Patricia Hitchcock ... Caroline
Vaughn Taylor ... George Lowery
Lurene Tuttle ... Mrs. Chambers
John Anderson ... California Charlie
Mort Mills ... Highway Patrolman
Marli Renfro ... Leigh's Double in Shower Scene
Anne Dore ... Perkins' Double in Shower Scene
Ted Knight ... Prison Guard
Virginia Gregg ... Norma Bates (uncerdited)
Jeanette Nolan ... Norma Bates (uncredited)
Francis de Sales ... Official
George Eldredge ... Chief of Police
Sam Flint ... Official
Frank Killmond ... Bob Summerfield
Helen Wallace ... Woman Customer
989 4/4
Pulp Fiction 
AMG SYNOPSIS: Outrageously violent, time-twisting, and in love with language, Pulp Fiction was widely considered the most influential American movie of the 1990s. Director and co-screenwriter Quentin Tarantino synthesized such seemingly disparate traditions as the syncopated language of David Mamet; the serious violence of American gangster movies, crime movies, and films noirs mixed up with the wacky violence of cartoons, video games, and Japanese animation; and the fragmented story-telling structures of such experimental classics as Citizen Kane, Rashomon, and La jetée. The Oscar-winning script by Tarantino and Roger Avary intertwines three stories, featuring Samuel L. Jackson and John Travolta, in the role that single-handedly reignited his career, as hit men who have philosophical interchanges on such topics as the French names for American fast food products; Bruce Willis as a boxer out of a 1940s B-movie; and such other stalwarts as Harvey Keitel, Tim Roth, Christopher Walken, Eric Stoltz, Ving Rhames, and Uma Thurman, whose dance sequence with Travolta proved an instant classic. --

Moods : Tough Guys | Comedy on the Edge
Themes : Hired Killers | Cons and Scams | Hostage Situations | Thrill Crime
Keywords : gangster, hitman, mob-boss, Bible, dance-hall, diner, boxing
Attributes : High Artistic Quality, High Historical Importance
Crime, Crime Comedy, Ensemble Film, Gangster Film 
John Travolta ... Vincent Vega
Samuel L. Jackson ... Jules Winnfield
Uma Thurman ... Mia Wallace
Harvey Keitel ... The Wolf
Bruce Willis ... Butch Coolidge
Tim Roth ... Pumpkin
Amanda Plummer ... Honey Bunny
Ving Rhames ... Marsellus Wallace
Eric Stoltz ... Lance
Rosanna Arquette ... Jody
Christopher Walken ... Capt. Koons
Maria de Medeiros ... Fabienne
Frank Whaley ... Brett
Quentin Tarantino ... Jimmie Dimmick
Angela Jones ... Esmeralda Villa Lobos
Peter Greene ... Zed
Burr Steers ... Roger
Alexis Arquette ... Fourth Man
Paul Calderon ... Paul
Bronagh Gallagher ... Trudy
Steve Buscemi ... Buddy Holly look-alike
Brenda Hillhouse ... Butch's Mother
Don Blakely ... Wilson's Trainer
Venessia Valentino ... Pedestrian/Bonnie
Karen Maruyama ... Gawker
Kathy Griffin ... Herself
Duane Whitaker ... Maynard
Stephen Hibbert ... The Gimp
Dick Miller ... Monster Joe
Julia Sweeney ... Raquel
Susan Griffiths ... Marilyn Monroe look-alike
Lorelei Leslie ... Mamie Van Doren look-alike
Joseph Pilato ... Dean Martin look-alike
Eric Clark ... James Dean look-alike
Linda Kaye ... Shot Woman
Lawrence Bender ... Long Hair Yuppie Scum
Emil Sitka ... "Hold hands, you love birds!"
Rich Turner ... Sportscaster
Robert Ruth ... Sportscaster
Phil LaMarr ... Marvin
Michael Gilden
580 1/4
The Punisher 
AMG SYNOPSIS: An ordinary lawman goes outside the law to carry out his own brand of justice in this dark-themed thriller. Frank Castle (Thomas Jane) is an FBI agent who deeply loves his wife and son, but is also strongly devoted to his work. Castle's investigation of a powerful crime cartel leads to a gunfight which claims the life of a young boy, whose father is underworld kingpin Howard Saint (John Travolta). Furious and eager for revenge, Saint arranges for Castle and his family to be murdered in retaliation. However, while Castle's wife and son are killed, he somehow survives, even though he's believed to have perished. Bent on stopping Saint once and for all, Castle remakes himself as The Punisher, a ruthless and heavily armed killing machine who will not rest until Saint and his crew have been wiped clean from the Earth. Based on a Marvel Comics character first introduced in 1974, The Punisher also stars Rebecca Romijn-Stamos, Laura Elena Harring, Roy Scheider, and Kevin "Big Sexy" Nash. -- Mark Deming

Moods : Tough Guys
Themes : Out For Revenge | Vigilantes | Lone Wolves | One Against the Mob
Keywords : anti-hero, crime, death-in-family, federal-agent, jealousy, revenge, vigilante
Action, Action Thriller, Superhero Film 
Thomas Jane ... Frank Castle/The Punisher
John Travolta ... Howard Saint
Will Patton ... Leonard Glass
Roy Scheider ... Mr. Castle
Ben Foster ... Spacker Dave
Samantha Mathis ... Maria Castle
James Carpinello ... John Saint
Russell Andrews ... Jimmy Weeks
John Pinette ... Mr. Bumpo
Rebecca Romijn ... Joan "The Mouse"
Mark Collie ... Harry "Heck" Thornton
Eduardo Yañez ... Mike Toro
Omar Avila ... Joe Toro
Kevin Nash ... The Russian
Marcus Johns ... Will Castle
Tom Nowicki ... Lincoln
Jeff Chase ... Enforcer
581 2/4
Pure Country 
AMG SYNOPSIS: The big-screen debut of country singer George Strait is a familiar tale of a star returning to his roots, a route traveled the same year by John Mellencamp in Falling From Grace (1992). Strait plays Dusty Chandler, one of the hottest performers in country music. Dusty feels that his elaborate stage show is overwhelming his music, a suspicion confirmed one night when he forgets several bars of a chart-topping hit and his fans don't even notice. Disillusioned, Dusty tells his manager Lula (Lesley Ann Warren) and best buddy Earl (John Doe) that he's taking a break. After shaving his beard and cutting off his ponytail, Dusty heads for the small farm town where he grew up, visiting his wise old grandmother (Molly McClure) and ending up at the ranch of the Tucker family, where nobody recognizes him. He becomes a hired hand, earning the respect of owner Ernest (Rory Calhoun) and falling in love with Ernest's daughter Harley (Isabel Glasser), a woman determined to save the struggling spread with victory in a Las Vegas rodeo. When Dusty learns that Lula has secretly replaced him onstage with her boyfriend (Kyle Chandler), he stages a showdown that wins Harley's affections. -- Karl Williams

Themes : Musician's Life | Starting Over
Keywords : country-music, daughter, disillusionment, fame, grandmother, hometown, manager, ranch, ranch-hand, rodeo, roots [origins], singer
Drama, Musical Drama, Rural Drama 
George Strait ... Dusty Wyatt Chandler
Lesley Ann Warren ... Lula Rogers
Isabel Glasser ... Harley Tucker
Kyle Chandler ... Buddy Jackson
John Doe ... Earl Blackstock
Rory Calhoun ... Ernest Tucker
Molly McClure ... Grandma Ivy Chandler
Fred Ellis ... Private Detective
Sharon Howard-Field
Evelyn Purtak ... Assistant
James Terry McIlvain ... Tim Tucker
Toby Metcalf ... J.W. Tucker
Mark Walters ... Al
Tom Christopher ... Dave-Dusty's Bodyguard
Jeffrey R. Fontana ... Eddie-Dusty's Bodyguard
Jeff Prettyman ... Bobby Louis
David Anthony ... Dusty's Band
Gene Elders ... Dusty's Band
Terry Hale ... Dusty's Band
Rondel Huckaby ... Dusty's Band
Mike A. Kennedy ... Dusty's Band
Benny McArthur ... Dusty's Band
Rick McRae ... Dusty's Band
Sharon Thomas ... Monique James
Gil Glasgow ... Bartender
Julie Johnson ... Waitress
Fred Fontana ... Courier
Kristen Michaels ... Hostess
Eric Randall ... Reporter
Loretta Holloway ... Reporter
Roy Kieffer ... Reporter
Bob Tallman ... Rodeo Announcer
829 2/4
The Purge: Anarchy 
AMG SYNOPSIS: A vengeful father comes to the aid of a mother, her teenage daughter, and a defenseless young couple on the one night of the year that all crime, including murder, is legal in this self-contained sequel from co-producer Jason Blum and original Purge writer/director James DeMonaco. As the countdown to the Purge starts ticking, struggling waitress Eva (Carmen Ejogo) risks her safety by staying late at work to ask her boss for a raise. Later, as she returns home to her elderly father (John Beasley) and daughter Cali (Zoë Soul), bickering couple Shane (Zach Gilford) and Liz (Kiele Sanchez) attempt to make their way out of the city following a frightening run-in with a gang of masked, machete-wielding thugs. While these five people are eager to seek sanctuary from the impending wave of violence about to flood the streets, a lone stranger (Frank Grillo) intent on seeking vengeance for the wrongful death of his son plans to draw blood from the man responsible. Armed to the teeth as he cruises the city in a modified muscle car, he gets sidetracked from his mission when he sees Eva and Cali fighting for their lives against a small army of black-clad soldiers. Against his better judgment, he rescues the pair, only realizing later that Shane and Liz also jumped into his backseat in order to escape a gang that disabled their car and were hunting them through the streets. When the stranger's car is similarly damaged beyond the point of repair, this unlikely group must stick together in order to survive the night. But little do they realize that their nightmare has only just begun. -- Jason Buchanan

Moods : A World of Its Own
Themes : Future Dystopias | Mothers and Daughters | Out For Revenge
Keywords : anarchy, city, class-clash, crime, escape, inner-city, safety, stranger, violence
Horror, Psychological Thriller 
Frank Grillo ... Sergeant
Kiele Sanchez ... Liz
Zach Gilford ... Shane
Carmen Ejogo ... Eva
Justina Machado ... Tanya
John Beasley ... Papa Rico
Jack Conley ... Big Daddy
Castulo Guerra ... Barney
Edwin Hodge ... The Stranger
Keith Stanfield ... Young Ghoul Face
Roberta Valderrama ... Lorraine
Niko Nicotera ... Roddy
Lily Knight ... Mrs. Crawley
Jasper Cole ... Homeless Man
Brandon Keener ... Warren Grass
Amy Price-Francis ... Mrs. Grass
Vick Sabitjian ... Mr. Sabian
Matt Lasky ... Bloody Faced Man
Wiley B. Oscar ... Oscar
Nicholas Gonzalez ... Carlos
Chad Morgan ... Janice
Judith McConnell ... Old Elegant Woman
Adrian Sparks ... Suited Gent
Rick Chambers ... TV Newscaster #1
Amy Paffrath ... TV Newscaster #2
Dale Dye ... New Founding Father
Carla Jimenez ... Deranged Woman
Brad Drake ... Posh Father
Rowan Alexander ... Posh Mother
Roger Schueller ... Posh Grandfather
Michael Thurman ... Posh Son
Branton Box ... Bouncer
Brennan Foenix ... Paramedic
827 3/4
The Purge: Election Year 
AMG SYNOPSIS: In the third installment of this horror series about a night when all crime is legal, a former police sergeant (Frank Grillo) who refused to murder his son's killer must now act as the head of security for a presidential candidate (Elizabeth Mitchell) who wants to end "the Purge." Written and directed by James DeMonaco. -- Jack Rodgers

Horror, Thriller, Psychological Thriller 
Frank Grillo ... Sergeant Leo Barnes
Elizabeth Mitchell ... Charlene 'Charlie' Roan
Mykelti Williamson ... Joe Dixon
Edwin Hodge ... Dwayne "The Stranger"
Joseph Julian Soria ... Marcos
Kyle Secor ... Minister Edwidge Owens
Ethan Phillips ... Chief Couper
Raymond J. Barry ... Caleb Warrens
Naheem Garcia ... Angel Munoz
Tom Kemp ... Drab Suited Man 2
David Aaron Baker ... Tommy Roseland
George Lee Miles ... Irish Ike Jenkins
Johnnie Mae ... Mrs. Sabian
Tom Paolino ... Axe Headed Man
Alexander Cook ... Masked Man
Matt Walton ... Reporter #1
Thomas Rhett Kee ... Crazy Man (Self-Purger)
Lonnie Farmer ... Man with Bull Horn
Hank Amos ... Mercenary #8
1143 3/4
A Quiet Place 
AMG SYNOPSIS: John Krasinski directed and stars in this horror film, where he plays the patriarch of a family who live in complete silence to avoid being eaten by creatures that hunt through sound. He, his wife (Emily Blunt), his son (Noah Jupe), and his deaf daughter (Millicent Simmonds) communicate through sign language and must come up with ingenious ways to outsmart the blind monsters. --

Moods : Blood and Gore
Themes : Family Gatherings
Keywords : horror-films, mysterious-creatures, creature, family, hunting, killer, residence, silence, sounds
Horror, Sci-Fi Horror 
Emily Blunt ... Evelyn
John Krasinski ... Lee
Leon Russom ... Man in the Woods
582 3/4
AMG SYNOPSIS: This drama based on true events focuses on legendary black athlete Jesse Owens (Stephan James) and his inspiring journey to overcome racism at home and abroad, culminating in his triumphant track-and-field performance at the 1936 Berlin Olympics under the tutelage of gruff Ohio State coach Larry Snyder (Jason Sudeikis). At the same time, Owens also contends with a rivalry with German competitor Carl "Luz" Long (David Kross), while Olympic committee members Jeremiah Mahoney (William Hurt) and Avery Brundage (Jeremy Irons) deal with Nazi propaganda minister Joseph Goebbels (Barnaby Metschurat) and his desire to make the Games a celebration of Aryan supremacy. Carice van Houten co-stars as controversial filmmaker Leni Riefenstahl. Directed by Stephen Hopkins. -- Violet LeVoit

Moods : Triumph of the Spirit
Themes : Coaches and Players | Contests, Pageants and Competitions | Race Relations | Underdogs
Drama, Historical Epic, Sports Drama 
Stephan James ... Jesse Owens
Jason Sudeikis ... Larry Snyder
Jeremy Irons ... Avery Brundage
Carice van Houten ... Leni Riefenstahl
William Hurt ... Jeremiah Mahoney
David Kross ... Carl "Luz" Long
Jonathan Higgins ... Dean Cromwell
Tony Curran ... Lawson Robertson
Amanda Crew ... Peggy
Barnaby Metschurat ... Josef Goebbels
Vlasta Vrana ... St-John
Shamier Anderson ... Eulace Peacock
Jesse Bostick ... Ken Seitz
Moe Jeudy-Lamour ... Mel Walker
Tim McInnerny ... Charles Sherrill
Jonathan Aris ... Alfred J. Lill
Nicholas Woodeson ... Fred Rubien
Larry Day ... Francis Schmidt (Football Coach)
Jon McLaren ... Trent (Ohio Quarterback)
Michele Lonsdale Smith ... Emma Owens (Mother)
Andrew Moodie ... Henry Owens (Father)
Glynn Turman ... Harry Davis
Anthony Sherwood ... Reverend Ernest Hall
Karl Graboshas ... Adolf Dassler
Daniel Harroch ... Desk Clerk (Nebraska Hotel)
Matthew Keyes ... Reporter
Ricky Watson ... Reporter
Frank Schorpion ... Doorman
Anian Zollner ... Hans Vons Tschammer
Eric Davis ... Official(Ferry Field)
Tim Post ... Phil Diamond (Head Timer Ferry Field)
John MacLaren ... Announcer (Ferry Field)
Matthias Gunther ... Brownshirt
Stefan Langel ... Brownshirt
Arthur Holden ... Rudolf Dassler, Announcer (Radio & USC)
Lucinda Davis ... Beauty ParlorBoss
Jaa Smith-Johnson ... Sylvester Owens (Brother)
Jeff Burrell ... US Radio Announcer
Michael Bornhütter ... Jewish Man
Carlo Mestroni ... Announcer (Boxing Match)
Eli Goree ... Dave Albritton
1018 0/4
AMG SYNOPSIS: An amnesia-stricken man awakens from a car accident to find that any person who comes within 50 feet of him dies immediately. As he seeks to unravel the horrifying mystery, he meets two mysterious strangers. Directed by Caroline Labreche and Steeve Leonard. --

Moods : Fantastic Reality
Themes : Mysterious Strangers | Unlikely Friendships
Keywords : accident, amnesia, mystery [enigma], stranger
Science Fiction, Psychological Sci-Fi, Sci-Fi Action 
Diego Klattenhoff ... Liam
Charlotte Sullivan ... Jane
934 4/4
Raiders of the Lost Ark 
AMG SYNOPSIS: Indiana Jones (Harrison Ford) is no ordinary archeologist. When we first see him, he is somewhere in the Peruvian jungle in 1936, running a booby-trapped gauntlet (complete with an over-sized rolling boulder) to fetch a solid-gold idol. He loses this artifact to his chief rival, a French archeologist named Belloq (Paul Freeman), who then prepares to kill our hero. In the first of many serial-like escapes, Indy eludes Belloq by hopping into a convenient plane. So, then: is Indiana Jones afraid of anything? Yes, snakes. The next time we see Jones, he's a soft-spoken, bespectacled professor. He is then summoned from his ivy-covered environs by Marcus Brody (Denholm Elliott) to find the long-lost Ark of the Covenant. The Nazis, it seems, are already searching for the Ark, which the mystical-minded Hitler hopes to use to make his stormtroopers invincible. But to find the Ark, Indy must first secure a medallion kept under the protection of Indy's old friend Abner Ravenwood, whose daughter, Marion (Karen Allen), evidently has a "history" with Jones. Whatever their personal differences, Indy and Marion become partners in one action-packed adventure after another, ranging from wandering the snake pits of the Well of Souls to surviving the pyrotechnic unearthing of the sacred Ark. A joint project of Hollywood prodigies George Lucas and Steven Spielberg, with a script co-written by Lawrence Kasdan and Philip Kaufman, among others, Raiders of the Lost Ark is not so much a movie as a 115-minute thrill ride. Costing 22 million dollars (nearly three times the original estimate), Raiders of the Lost Ark reaped 200 million dollars during its first run. It was followed by Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1985) and Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989), as well as a short-lived TV-series "prequel." --

Moods : Adrenaline Rush
Themes : Heroic Mission | Priceless Artifacts and Prized Objects | Treasure Hunts
Keywords : hero, snake, escape, good-vs-evil, treasure, villain, artifact, chase, danger, globetrotter, journey, Nazism, search, against-all-odds, archaeology, evil, jungle, mercenary, love, romance
Attributes : High Budget, High Production Values
Action, Adventure, Costume Adventure 
Harrison Ford ... Indiana Jones
Karen Allen ... Marion Ravenwood
Denholm Elliott ... Marcus Brody
Paul Freeman ... Belloq
Wolf Kahler ... Dietrich
John Rhys-Davies ... Sallah
Ronald Lacey ... Toht
Anthony Higgins ... Gobler
Alfred Molina ... Satipo
Vic Tablian ... Barranca
Vic Armstrong
Peter Brace
Gerry Crampton
Jane Feinberg
Mike Fenton
Martin Grace
Billy Horrigan
Sergio Mioni
Mary Selway
Chuck Waters
Bill Weston
Paul Weston
Reg Harding
Don Fellows ... Col. Musgrove
William Hootkins ... Major Eaton
Bill Reimbold ... Bureaucrat
Fred Sorenson ... Jock
Patrick Durkin ... Australian Climber
Matthew Scurfield ... 2nd Nazi
Malcolm Weaver ... Ratty Nepalese
Pat Roach ... Giant Sherpa/1st Mechanic
Tutte Lemkow ... Imam
Ishaq Bux ... Omar
Kiran Shah ... Abu
Terry Richards ... Swordsman
Steve Hanson ... German Agent
Frank Marshall ... Pilot
George Harris ... Katanga
Eddie Tagoe ... Messenger Pirate
John Rees ... Sergeant
Tony Vogel ... Tall Captain
Ted Grossman ... Peruvian Porter
Jack Dearlove ... Mr. Ford's Stand-In
583 2/4
The Rainmaker 
AMG SYNOPSIS: Francis Ford Coppola is both scripter and director of this drama adapted from the John Grisham novel about broke, inexperienced Memphis law-school graduate Rudy Baylor (Matt Damon), ready to take any job he can find. Signing on with slimy Bruiser Stone (Mickey Rourke), he learns ambulance-chasing tactics from Bruiser's leg man Deck Schifflet (Danny DeVito) and meets battered teen Kelly Riker (Claire Danes), abused by her husband (Andrew Shue). Baylor has his own clients -- friendly Miss Birdie (Teresa Wright), who has a large estate to dispose of, and desperate Dot Black (Mary Kay Place), whose son Donnie Ray (Johnny Whitworth) has terminal leukemia. Medical intervention could have spared his life, but the Great Benefit Insurance Company denied coverage, preventing Donnie Ray from getting a life-saving bone marrow transplant. Rudy finds a place to live in the apartment behind Miss Birdie's house. Deck and Rudy split from Bruiser to start their small firm. When they take on the Blacks' case, they go up against the insurance company's high-priced law firm and are continually thwarted by slick lawyer Leo F. Drummond (Jon Voight). Rudy's voiceover narration was scripted by Michael Herr. Filmed on location in Memphis. -- Bhob Stewart

Moods : Food for Thought
Themes : Fighting the System | Righting the Wronged | Underdogs
Keywords : domestic-violence, insurance-company, lawsuit, lawyer, leukemia, widow/widower, will [document], transplant
Attributes : High Production Values
Drama, Courtroom Drama 
Matt Damon ... Rudy Baylor
Claire Danes ... Kelly Riker
Jon Voight ... Leo F. Drummond
Mary Kay Place ... Dot Black
Mickey Rourke ... Bruiser Stone
Danny DeVito ... Deck Schifflet
Dean Stockwell ... Judge Harvey Hale
Teresa Wright ... Miss Birdie
Virginia Madsen ... Jackie Lemancyzk
Andrew Shue ... Cliff Riker
Red West ... Buddy Black
Johnny Whitworth ... Donny Ray Black
Wayne Emmons ... Prince Thomas
Adrian Roberts ... Butch
Roy Scheider ... Wilfred Keeley
Randy Travis ... Billy Porter
Michael Girardin ... Everett Lufkin
Randall King ... Jack Underhall
Justin Ashforth ... F. Franklin Donaldson
Michael Keys Hall ... B. Bobby Shaw
Danny Glover ... Judge Tyrone Kipler (uncredited)
Michael Herr ... Narration
821 4/4
Raising Arizona 
AMG SYNOPSIS: Combining influences from Tex Avery cartoons to Sam Raimi horror movies to 1940s B-movies, Joel Coen and Ethan Coen followed up the stylish film noir of their debut, Blood Simple (1984), with this frantic screwball comedy. H.I. "Hi" McDonnough (Nicholas Cage) is a philosophical but slightly dim career criminal who has been arrested so often that he gets to know "Ed," short for Edwina (Holly Hunter), the officer who takes his mug shots. Hi takes a shine to Ed and promises to go straight if she marries him. She accepts, and they move to the Arizona desert, where Hi holds down a factory job and blissfully watches the sunsets with Ed. Their serenity is shattered when the couple decides that they want a child and discover that, as Hi puts it, "Ed's womb was a rocky place where my seed could find no purchase." (One of the film's many delights is Hi's unexpectedly flowery dime-novel narration.) Ed goes into a severe depression until she sees an item in the news. Nathan Arizona (Trey Wilson), owner of a chain of unpainted furniture stores, has become the father of quintuplets, and he and his wife joke that they now have more children than they know what to do with. In what seems like a perfect "helps you, helps me" situation, Hi and Ed kidnap one of the Arizona infants, figuring that they'll have a baby and the Arizonas will have less of a burden. --

Moods : Comedy on the Edge
Themes : Unlikely Criminals | Kidnapping | Mercenaries | Parenthood | Escape From Prison
Keywords : family, going-straight, desert, infertility, kidnapping, love, toddlers, captive, captor, con/scam, ex-convict, missing-person, police, prison-escape, quintuplet, marriage, trailer-park
Attributes : High Artistic Quality
Comedy, Crime Comedy, Domestic Comedy 
Nicolas Cage ... H.I. McDonnough
Holly Hunter ... Ed
Trey Wilson ... Nathan Arizona, Sr.
John Goodman ... Gale
William Forsythe ... Evelle
Sam McMurray ... Glen
Frances McDormand ... Dot
Randall "Tex" Cobb ... Leonard Smalls
T.J. Kuhn ... Nathan Arizona, Jr.
Peter Benedek ... Prison Counsellor
Carver Barnes ... Reporter
Todd Michael Rogers ... Varsity Nathan, Jr.
Michael Stewart ... Arizona Quint
Warren Keith ... Younger FBI Agent
Sidney Dawson ... Ear-Bending Cellmate
Richard Blake ... Parole Board Chairman
Troy Nabors ... Parole Board Member
Mary Seibel ... Parole Board Member
John O'Donnal ... Hayseed in Pick-Up
Keith Jandacek ... Whitey
Warren Forsythe ... Minister
Ruben Young ... Trapped Convict
Dennis Sullivan ... Policeman in Arizona House
Rusty Lee ... Feisty Hayseed
James Yeater ... Fingerprint Technician
Bill Andres ... Reporter
Margaret H. McCormack ... Unpainted Secretary
Bill Rocz ... Newscaster
Jeremy Babendure ... Scamp with Squirt Gun
Bill Dobbins ... Adoption Agent
Ralph Norton ... Gynecologist
Henry Tank ... Mopping Convict
Frank Outlaw ... Supermarket Manager
M. Emmet Walsh ... Machine Shop Earbender
Cody Ranger ... Arizona Quint
Jeremy Arendt ... Arizona Quint
Ashley Hammon ... Arizona Quint
Crystal Hiller ... Arizona Quint
Olivia Hughes ... Arizona Quint
Emily Malin ... Arizona Quint
Melanie Malin ... Arizona Quint
Craig McLaughlin ... Arizona Quint
Adam Savageau ... Arizona Quint
Benjamin Savageau ... Arizona Quint
David Schneider ... Arizona Quint
William Preston Robertson
1134 2/4
AMG SYNOPSIS: This blockbuster monster feature by director Brad Peyton was based on the 1986 video game of the same name. Dwayne Johnson stars as primatologist Davis Okoye, a man on a mission to rescue his beloved albino gorilla George. After a genetic experiment goes awry, George and two other gigantic mutated animals runs amok in downtown Chicago. Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Naomie Harris, Malin Akerman and Joe Manganiello co-star. --

Moods : Adrenaline Rush
Themes : Monkeys | Mutants | When Animals Attack
Keywords : animal, destruction, experiment, monkey, monster, video-games
Attributes : High Budget
Action, Adventure, Science Fiction, Creature Film, Sci-Fi Adventure 
Dwayne Johnson ... Davis Okoye
Jeffrey Dean Morgan ... Agent Russell
Naomie Harris ... Dr. Kate Caldwell
Malin Akerman ... Clair Wyden
Joe Manganiello ... Burke
Jake Lacy ... Brett Wyden
P.J. Byrne ... Nelson
Marley Shelton ... Dr. Kerry Atkins
Breanne Hill ... Amy
Jack Quaid ... Connor
Matt Gerald ... Zammit
Demetrius Grosse ... Colonel Blake
Will Yun Lee ... Agent Park
Urijah Faber ... Garrick
Danny Le Boyer ... Second MP
Adam Sztykiel ... C-17 Pilot
Gary Weeks ... Police Captain
Greg Hoyt ... Pilot
John Crow ... Mt. Rushmore Reporter
584 1/4
Random Hearts 
AMG SYNOPSIS: Two people who've known the pain of loss and the sting of betrayal are brought together under trying circumstances in this romantic drama. Dutch van den Broeck (Harrison Ford) is a police detective based in Washington D.C. whose wife works for an upscale department store; flying to Miami on business, she dies shortly after takeoff in one of the worst aviation disasters in the city's history. However, Dutch finds out that his wife wasn't actually traveling on business: Kay Chandler (Kristin Scott Thomas) is a prominent political figure whose husband was also killed in the crash, and Dutch and Kay discover that their spouses were on the plane together because they were having an affair. Random Hearts was directed by Sydney Pollack, who also worked with Harrison Ford on his previous film, Sabrina. -- Mark Deming

Moods : A Good Cry | In a Minor Key
Themes : Air Disasters | Obsessive Quests | Starting Over | On the Campaign Trail
Keywords : betrayal, extramarital-affair, grief, plane-crash, police-detective, politician, widow/widower
Drama, Romance, Melodrama, Psychological Drama, Romantic Drama 
Harrison Ford ... Dutch van den Broeck
Kristin Scott Thomas ... Kay Chandler
Charles S. Dutton ... Alcee
Bonnie Hunt ... Wendy Judd
Dennis Haysbert ... George Beaufort
Sydney Pollack ... Carl Broman
Richard Jenkins ... Truman Trainor
Paul Guilfoyle ... Dick Montoya
Susanna Thompson ... Peyton van den Broeck
Peter Coyote ... Cullen Chandler
Dylan Baker ... Richard Judd
Lynne Thigpen ... Phyllis Bonaparte
Kate Mara ... Jessica Chandler
Ariana Thomas ... Shyla Mumford
Bill Cobbs ... Marvin
Susan Floyd ... Molly Roll
Edie Falco ... Janice
Kathleen Chalfant
Blair Brown
S. Epatha Merkerson
Brooke Smith
Jernard Burks ... Bowling Alley Cook
Reiko Aylesworth
585 3/4
AMG SYNOPSIS: A pet chameleon who has lived his entire life in the confines of a cozy glass terrarium discovers adventure beyond his wildest imagination in this animated Western adventure from Pirates of the Caribbean director Gore Verbinski. When we first meet Rango (voice of Johnny Depp), the sheltered pet chameleon is safe in his terrarium, and embarking on epic adventures through the power of imagination. Then, suddenly, his safe existence is irrevocably upended thanks to a bump in the road that sends him soaring out of a car window and right onto the searing-hot asphalt of a desert highway. On the advice of a wise armadillo who relays the story of the Spirit of the West, our conical-eyed hero sets out in search of a town called Dirt, narrowly escaping a hungry hawk and encountering a self-sufficient pioneer named Beans (voice of Isla Fisher) along the way. Upon arriving in the dusty desert town, Rango wanders into the local bar and convinces the townspeople that he's a notorious gunslinger with a lightning-fast trigger finger. When one of the locals challenges Rango to a showdown on Main Street, the hawk that menaced our hero on his way to town shows up looking for a rematch, and ends up beak-down in the dirt. Convinced that Rango is the real deal, the Mayor (voice of Ned Beatty) decides to name the brave chameleon their new sheriff. But Rango's honeymoon in Dirt is short-lived when bandits steal the town's entire supply of water, and the newly christened sheriff forms a posse in order to get it back. Little do they realize they were all being manipulated by one greedy power-monger who's determined to keep the people of Dirt under his thumb with the help of a diabolical villain named Rattlesnake Jake (voice of Bill Nighy) whose Gatling-gun tail makes Swiss cheese of all challengers. Now, if Rango can just locate the Spirit of the West (voice of Timothy Olyphant) and summon the courage to realize his true potential, perhaps he can finally free the people of Dirt from the tyranny that binds them, and discover his true destiny under the scorching desert sun. -- Jason Buchanan

Moods : Eyepoppers | Fantastic Reality
Themes : Unlikely Heroes | Heroic Mission | Sheriffs and Outlaws | Taming the West
Keywords : desert, hawk [bird], hero, iguana, lizard, mayor, outlaw [Western], town, water
Children's/Family, Family-Oriented Adventure, Hybrid Western 
Johnny Depp ... Rango, Lars
Isla Fisher ... Beans
Abigail Breslin ... Priscilla
Ned Beatty ... Mayor
Alfred Molina ... Roadkill
Bill Nighy ... Rattlesnake Jake
Harry Dean Stanton ... Balthazar
Ray Winstone ... Bad Bill
Timothy Olyphant ... The Spirit of the West
Stephen Root ... Doc, Merrimack, Mr. Snuggles
Ian Abercrombie ... Ambrose
Gil Birmingham ... Wounded Bird
James Ward Byrkit ... Waffles, GordyPapa, Joad, Cousin Murt, CurlieKnife Attacker, Rodent Kid
Claudia Black ... Angelique
Blake Clark ... Buford
Patrika Darbo ... Delilah, Maybelle
Maile Flanagan ... Lucky
Charles Fleischer ... Elbows
Beth Grant ... Bonnie
Ryan Hurst ... Jedidiah
Vincent Kartheiser ... Ezekiel, Lasso Rodent
Hemky Madera ... Chorizo
Alex Manugian ... Spoons
Joseph A. Nuñez ... Rock-Eye
Chris Parson ... Hazel Moats, Kinski, Stump, Clinker, Lenny, Boseefus, Dirt Kid
Lew Temple ... Furgus, Hitch
Alanna Ubach ... Boo Cletus, FrescaMiss, Daisy
Gore Verbinski ... Sergeant Turley, Crevice, Slim, Lupe - Mariachi Violin
Keith Campbell ... Sod Buster
974 2/4
The Rapture 
AMG SYNOPSIS: An audacious film about faith, The Rapture is a contemporary fantasy that keeps its feet unnervingly planted in reality even as reality starts to collapse. Mimi Rogers, in a strikingly accomplished performance, stars as Sharon, a telephone operator who spends her off-hours engaging in casual group sex to blot out her boredom. By chance, she becomes aware of a small Christian sect whose members believe that they have found a child with the gift of prophecy who has seen the upcoming end times. Slowly but steadily, Sharon finds herself drawn to this group, and one night she abruptly turns a corner, renounces her old life, and embraces fundamentalism with passion. She marries one of her former lovers, Randy (David Duchovny), who takes up Sharon's evangelical fervor to atone for his past as a hired killer, and they have a daughter. All seems peaceful until Randy is unexpectedly murdered, and Sharon takes her child to the desert to await the rapture that will bring the chosen to heaven. The film neither supports nor scoffs at Sharon's views, and the superb performances add immeasurably to a film that presents the unbelievable (and unthinkable) at face value, making it seem oddly plausible in the process. Michael Tolkin has also written and/or directed such films as The Player (1992), directed by Robert Altman, and The New Age (1994), both of which also skewer contemporary American society as shallow, materialistic, and desperate for something authentic to believe in. --

Moods : Food for Thought | Head Trips
Themes : Crisis of Faith | Message From God | Redemption | Religious Zealotry | Mothers and Daughters
Keywords : bad-guy-turns-good, boredom, conversion, cult, death, decadence, faith, fanatic, God, group-sex, heaven, hedonism, religion, self-discovery, sex, spouse
Attributes : High Artistic Quality, High Production Values
Drama, Psychological Drama, Religious Drama 
Mimi Rogers ... Sharon
David Duchovny ... Randy
Patrick Bauchau ... Vic
Will Patton ... Sheriff Foster
Deborah Aquila
James LeGros ... Tommy
Natalie Radford
Marvin Elkins ... Bartender
Stephanie Menuez ... Diana
Sam Vlahos ... Wayne
Rustam Branaman ... Conrad
Scott Burkholder ... 1st Evangelist
Patrick Dollaghan ... Executive
Dick Anthony Williams ... Henry
Christian Belnavis ... Older Boy
Kimberly Cullum ... Mary
Victoria Williams ... Faithful
Terri Hanauer ... Paula
Douglas Roberts ... Louis
Denney Pierce ... Rock Climber
Joshua Farrell ... Cashier
Andrew Pressman ... Manager
Kerry Leigh Michaels ... Guard
Henry Kingi ... Angel
Linda Albertano ... Angel
Michael David Lally ... Man on Television
Bojan Bazelli
Darwyn Carson ... Maggie
Vince Grant ... 2nd Evangelist
586 4/4
AMG SYNOPSIS: A scrawny rat named Remy (voice of Patton Oswalt) finds his dreams of culinary superstardom stirring up sizable controversy in the kitchen of a fine French restaurant in director Brad Bird's madcap computer-animated comedy. It's hard being a rat with culinary aspirations, but Remy is convinced he has what it takes to break the stereotypes and follow in the footsteps of star chef Auguste Gusteau (voice of Brad Garrett). As fate would have it, Remy is currently situated in the sewers directly beneath Gusteau's elegant restaurant. Soon Remy teams up with a young chef with little talent named Linguini (voice of Lou Romano). Together they are able to create some fabulous dishes, but they live in fear that someone will discover their secret and object strenuously to a rat being in a kitchen. When Remy's passion for cooking turns the haughty world of French cuisine upside down, the rat who would be king of the kitchen learns important lessons about life, friends, and family while questioning whether he should pursue his culinary calling or simply go back underground and return to his life as a sewer rat. -- Jason Buchanan

Moods : Young and Old Alike
Themes : Cooks and Chefs | Fish Out of Water | Ladder to the Top | Obsessive Quests | Unlikely Friendships
Keywords : chef, dreams-of-success, food, restaurant, sewer-system, rat [animal]
Comedy, Family-Oriented Comedy 
Patton Oswalt ... Remy
Ian Holm ... Skinner
Lou Romano ... Linguini
Brian Dennehy ... Django
Peter Sohn ... Emile
Peter O'Toole ... Anton Ego
Brad Garrett ... Gusteau
Janeane Garofalo ... Colette
Will Arnett ... Horst
James Remar ... Larousse
John Ratzenberger ... Mustafa
Teddy Newton ... Lawyer (Talon Labarthe)
Jake Steinfeld ... Git (Lab Rat)
Brad Bird ... Ambrister Minion
1135 3/4
Ready Player One 
AMG SYNOPSIS: In a dystopian future, people spend most of their time in a virtual-reality world called the OASIS. After its creator (Mark Rylance) dies, he reveals he will leave his fortune to whomever can find a hidden Easter egg. Poor teen Wade Watts (Tye Sheridan) unlocks the first key to its location, making him a target for an evil corporation also seeking the prize. Olivia Cooke, Ben Mendelsohn, Letitia Wright, T.J. Miller, Simon Pegg, and Lena Waithe co-star. Directed by Steven Spielberg. Based on Ernest Cline's novel. --

Moods : Fantastic Reality | Other Dimensions
Themes : Bounty Hunters | Computer Paranoia | Future Dystopias | Priceless Artifacts and Prized Objects | Treasure Hunts | Virtual Reality
Keywords : bounty-hunter, challenge, competition, fortune [wealth], race [competition], virtual-reality
Attributes : High Artistic Quality, High Production Values
Adventure, Science Fiction, Family-Oriented Adventure, Fantasy Adventure, Sci-Fi Action, Tech Noir 
Tye Sheridan ... Watts / Parzival
Olivia Cooke ... Samantha/ Art3mis
Ben Mendelsohn ... Nolan Sorrento
T.J. Miller ... I-ROk
Simon Pegg ... Orgen Morrow
Mark Rylance ... Anorak/Halliday
Hannah John-Kamen ... F'Nale Zandor
Lena Waithe ... Aech/Helen
Ralph Ineson ... Rick
Susan Lynch ... Alice
Clare Higgins ... Mrs. Gilmore
Laurence Spellman ... Lame Tattoo Guy (Reb)
Perdita Weeks ... Kira
Kit Connor ... Reb Kid
Gareth Mason ... Chubby Guy
Sandra Dickinson ... Old Boxing Woman
Lynne Wilmot ... Pole Dancer
Mark Stanley ... Old Zombie Woman
Avye Leventis ... Mocap Core Cast/Female Sixer #2
Michael Wildman ... Sixer Drill Instructor
Isaac Andrews ... Halliday 7 Years Old
Neet Mohan ... Snacks (Bootsuit Commercial)
David Forman ... Hong Kong Businessman
McKenna Grace ... Elementary Kid
Armani Jackson ... High School Kid
Jacob Bertrand ... High School Kid
Cara Pifko ... Leslee
Vic Chao ... Goro
587 4/4
Rebel Without a Cause 
AMG SYNOPSIS: This landmark juvenile-delinquent drama scrupulously follows the classic theatrical disciplines, telling all within a 24-hour period. Teenager Jimmy Stark (James Dean) can't help but get into trouble, a problem that has forced his appearance-conscious parents (Jim Backus and Ann Doran) to move from one town to another. The film's tormented central characters are all introduced during a single night-court session, presided over by well-meaning social worker Ray (Edward Platt). Jimmy, arrested on a drunk-and-disorderly charge, screams "You're tearing me apart!" as his blind-sided parents bicker with one another over how best to handle the situation. Judy (Natalie Wood) is basically a good kid but behaves wildly out of frustration over her inability to communicate with her deliberately distant father (William Hopper). (The incestuous subtext of this relationship is discreetly handled, but the audience knows what's going on in the minds of Judy and her dad at all times.) And Plato (Sal Mineo), who is so sensitive that he threatens to break apart like porcelain, has taken to killing puppies as a desperate bid for attention from his wealthy, always absent parents.
The next morning, Jimmy tries to start clean at a new high school, only to run afoul of local gang leader Buzz (Corey Allen), who happens to be Judy's boyfriend. Anxious to fit in, Jimmy agrees to settle his differences with a nocturnal "Chickie Run": he and Buzz are to hop into separate stolen cars, then race toward the edge of a cliff; whoever jumps out of the car first is the "chickie." When asked if he's done this sort of thing before, Jimmy lies, "That's all I ever do." This wins him the undying devotion of fellow misfit Plato. At the appointed hour, the Chickie Run takes place, inaugurated by a wave of the arms from Judy. The cars roar toward the cliff; Jimmy is able to jump clear, but Buzz, trapped in the driver's set when his coat gets caught on the door handle, plummets to his death. In the convoluted logic of Buzz' gang, Jimmy is held responsible for the boy's death. For the rest of the evening, he is mercilessly tormented by Buzz' pals, even at his own doorstep. After unsuccessfully trying to sort things out with his weak-willed father, Jimmy runs off into the night. He links up with fellow "lost souls" Judy and Plato, hiding out in an abandoned palatial home and enacting the roles of father, mother, and son. For the first time, these three have found kindred spirits -- but the adults and kids who have made their lives miserable haven't given up yet, leading to tragedy. Out of the bleakness of the finale comes a ray of hope that, at last, Jimmy will be truly understood.
Rebel without a Cause began as a case history, written in 1944 by Dr. Robert Lindner. Originally intended as a vehicle for Marlon Brando, the property was shelved until Brando's The Wild One (1953) opened floodgates for films about crazy mixed-up teens. Director Nicholas Ray, then working on a similar project, was brought in to helm the film version. His star was James Dean, fresh from Warners' East of Eden. Ray's low budget dictated that the new film be lensed in black-and-white, but when East of Eden really took off at the box office, the existing footage was scrapped and reshot in color. This was great, so far as Ray was concerned, inasmuch as he had a predilection for symbolic color schemes. James Dean's hot red jacket, for example, indicated rebellion, while his very blue blue jeans created a near luminescent effect (Ray had previously used the same vivid color combination on Joan Crawford in Johnny Guitar). As part of an overall bid for authenticity, real-life gang member Frank Mazzola was hired as technical advisor for the fight scenes. To extract as natural a performance as possible from Dean, Ray redesigned the Stark family's living room set to resemble Ray's own home, where Dean did most of his rehearsing. Speaking of interior sets, the mansion where the three troubled teens hide out had previously been seen as the home of Norma Desmond in Sunset Boulevard. Of the reams of on-set trivia concerning Rebel, one of the more amusing tidbits involves Dean's quickie in-joke impression of cartoon character Mr. Magoo -- whose voice was, of course, supplied by Jim Backus, who played Jimmy's father. Viewing the rushes of this improvisation, a clueless Warner Bros. executive took Dean to task, saying in effect that if he must imitate an animated character, why not Warners' own Bugs Bunny? Released right after James Dean's untimely death, Rebel without a Cause netted an enormous profit. The film almost seems like a eulogy when seen today, since so many of its cast members -- James Dean, Natalie Wood, Sal Mineo, Nick Adams -- died young. -- Hal Erickson

Moods : In a Minor Key
Themes : Generation Gap | High School Life | Kids in Trouble | Teen Angst
Keywords : rebel-without-a-cause, alienation, coming-of-age, generation-gap, identity, racing, rebel, death, high-school, juvenile, police, problems, romance, teenagers, car
Attributes : High Artistic Quality, High Historical Importance
Drama, Teen Movie, Coming-of-Age, Juvenile Delinquency Film, Family Drama 
James Dean ... Jim Stark
Natalie Wood ... Judy
Corey Allen ... Buzz Gunderson
Sal Mineo ... Plato
Dennis Hopper ... Goon
Jim Backus ... Jim's father
William Hopper ... Judy's Father
Rochelle Hudson ... Judy's Mother
Virginia Brissac ... Jim's Grandma
Ann Doran ... Jim's Mother
Marietta Canty ... Plato's Nurse
Edward Platt ... Ray
Ian Wolfe ... Lecturer
Nick Adams ... Moose
Jack Grinnage ... Chick
Steffi Sidney ... Mil
Tom Bernard ... Harry
Louis Lane ... Woman Officer
Dick Wessel ... Guide
Beverly Long ... Helen
Frank Mazzola ... Crunch
Robert Foulk ... Gene
Dorothy Abbott ... Nurse
Jimmie Baird ... Beau
Paul Birch ... Police Chief
Paul Bryar ... Desk Sergeant
Nelson Leigh ... Sergeant
David McMahon ... Crunch's Father
Peter Miller ... Hoodlum
House Peters, Jr. ... Officer
Nicholas Ray ... Man in last shot
Gus Schilling ... Attendant
Almira Sessions ... Old Lady Teacher
Robert B. Williams ... Moose's Father Ed
588 2/4
The Recruit 
AMG SYNOPSIS: A brilliant young man is tapped to join the elite branch of American intelligence, only to discover how complex and dangerous the job can really be in this suspense-drama. James Clayton (Colin Farrell) recently completed his studies at MIT, where he graduated at the top of his class and is pondering his next move while he works as a bartender at an upscale nightspot. One evening, Clayton is approached by Walter Burke (Al Pacino), a recruiter for the Central Intelligence Agency, who describes himself as "a scary judge of talent" and believes Clayton is just the sort of man the CIA is looking for. Clayton, who has little interest in an ordinary nine-to-five career and suspects his father (whom Burke claims to have known) worked for the Agency, accepts the offer and is soon sent to the CIA's secret training camp. It soon becomes obvious that Burke's intuition has not failed him; Clayton is smart, fast on his feet, a crack shot, and possesses a very agile mind. In training, Clayton notices a few things, most notably one of his fellow students, Layla (Bridget Moynahan), a beautiful woman whose skills equal his own. Clayton becomes quite infatuated with Layla, and after a fashion the attraction appears to be mutual, but Clayton has to keep in mind Burke's dictum that "nothing is as it seems," especially when Clayton is given a special assignment -- find the mole within the Agency's training program who is actually feeding information to America's enemies. -- Mark Deming

Moods : Nail-biters
Themes : Mind Games | Traitorous Spies/Double Agents | Dangerous Attraction
Keywords : CIA (Central-Intelligence-Agency), mentor, recruit [verb-hire], secret-mission, training, counter-espionage, double-agent, father, government-agent, informer, secret-identity
Spy Film, Thriller, Psychological Thriller, Unglamorized Spy Film 
Al Pacino ... Walter Burke
Colin Farrell ... Jim Clayton
Bridget Moynahan ... Layla Moore
Gabriel Macht ... Zach Dawson
Karl Pruner ... Dennis Slayne
Eugene Lipinski ... Husky Man
Kenneth Mitchell ... Alan
Mike Realba ... Ronnie
Domenico Fiore ... Instructor 1
Ron Lea ... Bill Rudolph, Dell Rep
Jeanie Calleja ... Co-Ed 1
Jessica Greco ... Brunette at Blue Ridge
Angelo Tsarouchas ... Cab Driver
Steve Lucescu ... Instructor 2
Richard Fitzpatrick ... Rob Stevens
Chris Owens ... Art Wallis
Janet Bailey ... Young Instructor
Sam Kalilieh ... Elliot
Merwin Mondesir ... Stan
Elisa Moolecherry ... Lisa Sahadi
Sheldon Davis ... Security Officer 1
Oscar Hsu ... Psychiatrist
Arlene Mazerolle ... Psychiatrist
Brian Rhodes ... Psychiatrist
Steve Behal ... Exam Procter
Jane Moffat ... Polygraph Technician
Bart Bedford ... Co-Worker
Tony Craig ... Transit Cop
David Boyce ... New Security Guard
Tova Smith ... Beth
Michael Rubenfeld ... Felix
Mark Robert Ellis ... Test Instructor
Neil Crone ... Farm Instructor
Ray Paisley ... Farm Instructor
Scott McCord ... Young Instructor 2
Jenny Levine ... Blonde
Shaun Verreault ... Band Member
Safwan Javed ... Band Member
Earl Pereira ... Band Member
Conrad Bergschneider ... Firing Range Instructor
John Shafer ... Langley Gate Guard
Steven Lee Wright ... Running Instructor
589 3/4
AMG SYNOPSIS: A group of former government assassins fights back against the CIA after they're targeted for knowing too much in this adaptation of Warren Ellis' acclaimed DC Comics graphic novels. Frank Moses (Bruce Willis) used to be a hired gun for the CIA. Along with Joe (Morgan Freeman), Marvin (John Malkovich), and Victoria (Helen Mirren), Frank's specialty was carrying out contracts that the government didn't want the public to know about. These days, Frank and his old gang are all retired, but the powers that be are still concerned that they know too much, and dispatch a team of top assassins to ensure their silence. Now, Frank and his former team members realize that their only hope for survival is to break into CIA headquarters and expose the truth. But once they're in, the group uncovers evidence of a massive cover-up that promises to rock the very foundation of our government. Karl Urban, Brian Cox, Richard Dreyfuss, and Ernest Borgnine co-star. -- Jason Buchanan

Moods : Just for Fun
Themes : Dangerous Attraction | Golden Years | Hired Killers | Scandals and Cover-Ups
Keywords : CIA (Central-Intelligence-Agency), conspiracy, hired-gun [hit man], hitman, mission [quest], retirement, reunion
Action, Action Comedy 
Bruce Willis ... Frank Moses
Morgan Freeman ... Joe Matheson
John Malkovich ... Marvin Boggs
Helen Mirren ... Victoria
Mary-Louise Parker ... Sarah Ross
Karl Urban ... William Cooper
Julian McMahon ... Robert Stanton
Brian Cox ... Ivan Simonov
Richard Dreyfuss ... Alexander Dunnig
James Remar ... Gabriel Singer
Rebecca Pidgeon ... Cynthia Wilkes
Ernest Borgnine ... Henry, the Records Keeper
Jefferson Brown ... Fred
Jacqueline Fleming ... Marna
Justine Wachsberger ... Nurse
Heidi von Palleske ... Woman Neighbor
Chris Owens ... Hanged Man
Randy Wade Kelley ... Paramedic
Jason Guiliano ... Endercott
Alec Rayme ... Cop at Intersection
Lawrence Turner ... Retirement Home Assassin
Emily Kuroda ... Mrs. Chan
Tara Yelland ... Wilkes' Secretary
Audrey Wasilewski ... Businesswoman
Dmitry Chepovetsky ... Surveillance Tech
Mathew Olver ... Surveillance Tech
Jason Weinberg ... Lead CIA Tactical Officer
Tony de Santis ... Security Chief
Greg Byrk ... Firefighter
Neil Whitely ... FBI Commander
Robert Morse ... Interrogator
Joshua Peace ... Interrogation Surveillance Tech
Michelle Nolden ... Michelle Cooper
Jake Goodman ... Cooper's Son
Tess Goodman ... Cooper's Daughter
Desiree Beausoleil ... Security Woman
Laura DeCarteret ... Fundraiser Greeter
Jonathan Lloyd Walker ... Agent Burbacher
Murray McRae ... Intro Speaker
Cindy Dukoff ... Banquet Guest
Thomas Mitchell ... Lone Agent
Chavis Brown ... Agent
Aaron Khon ... Agent
590 2/4
RED 2 
AMG SYNOPSIS: Frank (Bruce Willis), Sarah (Mary-Louise Parker), and Marvin (John Malkovich) fight an unrelenting onslaught of hired killers, heavily armed terrorists, and powerful government officials in their desperate race to prevent a missing portable nuclear device from falling into the wrong hands. Sir Anthony Hopkins, Helen Mirren, Lee Byung-hun, and Catherine Zeta Jones co-star. -- Jason Buchanan

Moods : Just for Fun
Themes : Golden Years | Hired Killers
Keywords : arms [military weapons], nuclear-weapon, CIA (Central-Intelligence-Agency), conspiracy, hitman, retirement
Action, Action Comedy 
Bruce Willis ... Frank Moses
John Malkovich ... Marvin Boggs
Mary-Louise Parker ... Sarah Ross
Anthony Hopkins ... Edward Bailey
Helen Mirren ... Victoria
Catherine Zeta-Jones ... Katja
Brian Cox ... Ivan
Neal McDonough ... Jack Horton
Jong Kun Lee ... Han's Father
David Thewlis ... The Frog
Tim Pigott-Smith ... Director Phillips
Garick Hagon ... Davis
Philip Arditti ... Arman
Mitchell Mullen ... Wade
Martin Sims ... Blackwell
Tristan D. Lalla ... Vance
Khalid Laith ... Al Saïd
Tom Wu ... Security Officer
Emilio Doorgasingh ... Iranian Ambassador
David Papava ... Russian Police Officer
Dan Jeannotte ... Young FBI Agent
Aleksandar Mikic ... Kremlin Guard
Emanuel Hoss-Desmarais ... MI6 Intelligence Officer
Nathalie Buscombe ... Serena
Tony Pritchard ... Orderly #1
Kirris Rivierre ... Orderly #2
Wahab Sheikh ... Iranian Clerk
Steven Berkoff ... Cobb
Paul Hopkins ... Funeral Director
Vlasta Vrana ... General McKennon
Tom Hodgkins ... Snyder
Emma Heming Wills ... Kelly
Moe Jeudy-Lamour ... Marine
Penny Bunton ... Boddington
Nathan Wiley ... Young Guard, Receptionist
Eric Davis ... MI6 Chief Security Officer
Andrew Byron ... Russian Lead Officer
Alex Gorchev ... Kremlin Security Officer
Michael Hearn ... Senior MI6 Man
Sandra Lavoie ... Weeping Woman
Bentley Kalu ... Commando
Rebecca Croll ... Waitress
Georg Nikoloff ... Russian Scientist
Bianca Bellange ... Banker
Kevin Woodhouse ... Guy
Terry Maguire ... Costco Man
Xavier Laurent ... Waiter
Sherif Eltayeb ... Revolutionary Guard Captain
Alan Grice ... Russian Officer #2
Thomas Thoroe ... Russian Officer #3
Yo Santhaveesuk ... Security Officer #2
George Georgiou ... Revolutionary Guard
Waj Ali ... Helicopter Pilot
591 2/4
Red Dragon 
AMG SYNOPSIS: Following the phenomenal success of The Silence Of The Lambs and Hannibal, Anthony Hopkins returns as brilliant madman Hannibal Lecter in this thriller based on the novel in which author Thomas Harris introduced the character. Will Graham (Edward Norton) is an FBI agent with a rare gift for tracking serial killers who brought Hannibal Lecter to justice; however, his confrontation with Lecter proved to be a bloody, near-death experience, and afterward Graham retired from the Bureau, moving to Florida to spend his time with his wife, Molly (Mary-Louise Parker), and their son. However, a particularly grisly killer is on the loose, and Jack Crawford (Harvey Keitel), Graham's one-time mentor at the Bureau, asks him to return to duty to find him. The "Tooth Fairy" is a vicious murderer who kills entire families at once, covering the eyes of his victims with bits of a shattered mirror. Graham finds he needs help putting together the pieces of the "Tooth Fairy" case, and he calls upon Lecter looking for advice. Lecter, at once vaguely helpful and self-serving, as usual, offers scraps of information to Graham which help him zero in on the killer. But Lecter knows more than he's telling; the "Tooth Fairy" is actually Francis Dolarhyde (Ralph Fiennes), a troubled and withdrawn man who admires Lecter's violent panache and corresponds with him. Dolarhyde works at a film processing lab, where one of his co-workers, a blind woman named Reba McClane (Emily Watson), seems to be quite attracted to him. As Dolarhyde wrestles with both his murderous impulses and his feelings for McClane, Lecter plays Graham and Dolarhyde against one another so that, as the FBI agent comes closer to catching "the Tooth Fairy," Dolarhyde moves in on his next victim -- Graham's family. Red Dragon marked the second time Harris' novel of the same name had been brought to the screen; five years prior to The Silence Of The Lambs, Michael Mann adapted the book for the screen as Manhunter, which starred William Petersen as Graham and Brian Cox as Lecter. -- Mark Deming

Moods : Spellbinders
Themes : Serial Killers | Mind Games | Murder Investigations | Woman In Jeopardy | Race Against Time
Keywords : FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation), federal-agent, mass-murder, psychopath, serial-killer
Thriller, Psychological Thriller 
Anthony Hopkins ... Hannibal Lecter
Edward Norton ... FBI Agent Will Graham
Ralph Fiennes ... Francis Dolarhyde, AKA The Tooth Fairy
Harvey Keitel ... Agent Jack Crawford
Emily Watson ... Reba McClane
Mary-Louise Parker ... Molly Graham
Philip Seymour Hoffman ... Freddy Lounds
Anthony Heald ... Dr. Chilton
Bill Duke ... Police Chief
Ken Leung ... Lloyd Bowman
Stanley Anderson ... Jimmy
Azura Skye ... Bookseller
Frankie R. Faison ... Barney
Tyler Patrick Jones ... Josh Graham
Aaron Michael Lacey ... TV Cameraman
592 1/4
Red Planet 
AMG SYNOPSIS: An effort to circumvent global catastrophe becomes a disaster in its own right in this science fiction thriller. In the year 2050, Earth is on the verge of ecological disaster, and the Mars Terraforming Project has been created in hopes of making our neighboring planet habitable so that a colony of Earthlings might begin a new civilization there. But the project goes awry, and Commander Kate Bowman (Carrie-Anne Moss) is put in charge of a rescue mission to set the system back on its feet. Bringing along astronaut Robby Gallagher (Val Kilmer) and scientists Dr. Quinn Burchenal (Tom Sizemore) and Dr. Bud Chantillas (Terrence Stamp), Bowman and her crew set out for Mars, but disaster strikes and the landing craft crashes into the red planet. The crew is stranded without communications as Bowman struggles to find a way to get them home; to make matters worse, the robot that was designed to serve and protect them has gone haywire, and is now attempting to hunt them down as prey. Red Planet was originally to have been released as Mars, but the producers changed the title to avoid confusion with Mission to Mars, released earlier the same year. -- Mark Deming

Moods : Other Dimensions
Themes : Finding a Way Back Home | Heroic Mission | Robots and Androids
Keywords : astronaut, ecology, Mars, rescue, robot, scientist, spacecraft, stranded
Science Fiction, Psychological Sci-Fi, Space Adventure 
Val Kilmer ... Robby Gallagher
Carrie-Anne Moss ... Kate Bowman
Tom Sizemore ... Quinn Burchenal
Benjamin Bratt ... Ted Santen
Simon Baker ... Chip Pettengill
Terence Stamp ... Bud Chantilas
1174 3/4
Red Sparrow 
AMG SYNOPSIS: A Russian ballerina (Jennifer Lawrence) is recruited for a brutal training regime for "Sparrows," highly trained spies who use their sexuality to manipulate their targets. She is assigned to seduce a CIA officer (Joel Edgerton) as part of a mission to uncover a mole within the Russian government, but she is soon tempted to turn double agent and strike back against her cruel handlers. Matthias Schoenaerts, Jeremy Irons, Mary-Louise Parker, Charlotte Rampling, and Joely Richardson co-star. Directed by Francis Lawrence (The Hunger Games: Catching Fire), Red Sparrow is based on the novel of the same name by Jason Matthews. --

Moods : Button Pushers
Themes : Femmes Fatales | Switching Sides | Traitorous Spies/Double Agents | Woman In Jeopardy
Keywords : ballerina, CIA (Central-Intelligence-Agency), intelligence [gov't], Russia, spy, training-program
Attributes : High Production Values
Spy Film, Thriller, Erotic Thriller, Paranoid Thriller, Unglamorized Spy Film 
Jennifer Lawrence ... Dominika Egorova
Joel Edgerton ... Nate Nash
Matthias Schoenaerts ... Vanya Egorov
Jeremy Irons ... Korchnoi
Mary-Louise Parker ... Stephanie Boucher
Charlotte Rampling ... Matron
Joely Richardson ... Nina
Douglas Hodge ... Maxim Volontov
Sakina Jaffrey ... Trish Forsythe
Ciarán Hinds ... Alexei Ivanovich Zyuganov
Bill Camp ... Marty Gable
Thekla Reuten ... Marta
Sergei Polunin ... Konstantin
Sebastian Hülk ... Matorin
Kristoff Konrad ... Dmitri Ustinov
Hugh Quarshie ... Simon Benford
Sergej Onopko ... Simyonov
Patrick McCullough ... Junior Official
Gabi Borsoviczky ... Passport Officer
Joel de la Fuente ... U.S. Senator
Zsolt Anger ... Russian Ambassador
Lauren Glazier ... Russian Sniper
Scott Alexander Young ... Russian Officer
Graham Bryan ... M16 Agent
Attila Arpa ... Ustinov Security #1
Judit Viktor ... Ustinov's Wife
George Mendel ... Dutch Diplomat
593 3/4
The Ref 
AMG SYNOPSIS: Caroline and Lloyd (Judy Davis and Kevin Spacey) are a married couple constantly at each other's throats, masters at crafting acid-tongued barbs at the other's expense. Indeed, they are so obsessed with belittling each other that they never stop -- not even at gunpoint. Such is the premise of the acerbic comedy The Ref, which shows what happens when this quarrelsome duo is taken hostage. The gunman is Gus (Denis Leary), a thief on the run from the police, who kidnaps the couple as an insurance policy, planning to use their home as a hideout. But their incessant bickering proves more than Gus bargained for, forcing him -- for the sake of his own sanity -- into the unenviable role of peacemaker. To make things even worse for Gus, he discovers that he has taken the couple hostage the night of their big Christmas party, and the guests are already on the way. Not wanting to leave Lloyd and Caroline unattended, Gus opts to attend the party, pretending to be the couple's marriage counselor. This naturally leads to a series of comic confusions, as the hostage crisis and marital tensions head towards their inevitable conclusion. -- Judd Blaise

Moods : Comedy on the Edge | Strictly Speaking
Themes : Hostage Situations | Suburban Dysfunction | Assumed Identities | Family Gatherings
Keywords : rescue, arguing, Christmas, dysfunctional, family, family-feud, hostage, kidnapping, love, marital-problems, neurotic, on-the-run, robbery, victim, yuppies
Comedy Drama, Crime, Domestic Comedy, Farce 
Denis Leary ... Gus
Judy Davis ... Caroline
Kevin Spacey ... Lloyd
Glynis Johns ... Rose
Raymond J. Barry ... Huff
Richard Bright ... Murray
Howard Feuer
Christine Baranski ... Connie
Adam Le Fevre ... Gary
Ellie Raab ... Mary
Jim Turner ... Phil
Rutanya Alda ... Linda
Scott Walker ... Prosecutor
Edward Saxon ... Reporter
Kenneth Utt ... Jeremiah Willard
Marilyn Stonehouse ... Store Cashier
Robert Ridgely ... Bob Burley
Charles Kerr ... Town Citizen
Caroline Yeager ... Town Citizen
Max Piersig ... Cadet
John Benjamin Hickey ... Old Baybrook Policeman
Stephen Hunter ... Old Baybrook Policeman
Vincent Pastore ... State Trooper
Tony Craig ... State Trooper
Peter Krantz ... State Trooper
Richard Blackburn ... Santa Family #1
Chas Lawther ... Santa Family #2
B.D. Wong ... Dr. Wong
Ron Gabriel ... Limo Driver
Robert Collins ... State Trooper
Cecilley Carroll ... Santa Family #1
J.K. Simmons ... Siskel
594 2/4
Reign of Fire 
AMG SYNOPSIS: Medieval fantasy meets futuristic science fiction in this effects-heavy action epic from former X-Files director Rob Bowman. In present-day London, 12-year-old Quinn Abercromby witnesses the awakening of a hibernating dragon from a centuries-long slumber, the result of a construction dig supervised by his mother and an incident for which Quinn feels partially responsible. Twenty years later, the adult Quinn (Christian Bale) is the fire chief of a refortified castle community, responsible for dousing the blazes lit by the dragon's prodigious number of flame-spewing offspring, airborne juggernauts that have wreaked havoc across the globe, torching civilization and turning humans into an endangered species. Hope arrives in the form of Denton "Dragon Slayer" Van Zan (Matthew McConaughey), an American known to be the only man to ever kill one of the dragons, and Alex (Izabella Scorupco), a scientist/pilot who's a member of Van Zan's army, a zealous fighting force that includes a secret weapon: the Archangels, paratroopers using themselves as bait to attract and then dispatch the deadly beasts. Reign of Fire (2002) co-stars Gerard Butler, Alice Krige, and Alexander Siddig. -- Karl Williams

Moods : Adrenaline Rush
Themes : Post-Apocalypse | Future Barbarians | Haunted By the Past | Mythical Creatures
Keywords : dragon, Apocalypse, army, firefighter, paratrooper, sword-and-sorcery, hibernation
Action, Fantasy, Creature Film, Fantasy Adventure, Sci-Fi Action, Sci-Fi Disaster Film 
Christian Bale ... Quinn Abercromby
Matthew McConaughey ... Denton Van Zan
Izabella Scorupco ... Alex
Gerard Butler ... Creedy
David Kennedy ... Eddie Stax
Alexander Siddig ... Ajay
Ned Dennehy ... Barlow
Rory Keenan ... Devon
Terence Maynard ... Gideon
Alice Krige ... Karen Abercromby
Laura Pyper ... Lin
Benny Nieves ... Alvarez
595 2/4
AMG SYNOPSIS: This film adaptation of the Broadway musical based loosely on Puccini's opera La Bohème features many members of the original cast. It follows a year in the lives of seven friends living the disappearing Bohemian lifestyle in New York's East Village. AIDS and both its physical and emotional complications pervade the lives of Roger (Adam Pascal), Mimi (Rosario Dawson), Tom (Jesse L. Martin), and Angel (Wilson Jermaine Heredia); Maureen (Idina Menzel) deals with her chronic infidelity through performance art; her partner, Joanne (Tracie Thoms), wonders if their relationship is worth the trouble; Benjamin (Taye Diggs) has sold out his Bohemian ideals in exchange for a hefty income and is on the outs with his former friends; and Mark (Anthony Rapp), an aspiring filmmaker, feels like an outsider to life in general, always behind the camera recording the events but never playing a part. -- Cammila Collar

Moods : Only Human
Themes : Bohemian Life | Life in the Arts | Living With AIDS
Keywords : bohemian, art-scene, nonconformity, poverty, AIDS
Musical, Musical Drama 
Anthony Rapp ... Mark Cohen
Adam Pascal ... Roger Davis
Rosario Dawson ... Mimi Marquez
Jesse L. Martin ... Tom Collins
Wilson Jermaine Heredia ... Angel Dumont Schunard
Idina Menzel ... Maureen Johnson
Tracie Thoms ... Joanne Jefferson
Taye Diggs ... Benjamin Coffin III
Aaron Lohr ... Steve
Sarah Silverman ... Alexi Darling
Wayne Wilcox ... Gordon
Anna Deavere Smith ... Mrs. Jefferson
Darryl Edwards ... Mr. Jefferson
Daniel London ... Paul
Aisha de Haas ... Blanket Woman
Julia Roth ... Rent Tenant
Porscha Radcliffe ... Rent Tenant
Stephen Payne ... Homeless Squeegee Man
Darryl Chan ... Thug
Ken Clark ... Thug
R.C. Ormond ... Thug
David Fine ... Homeless Man on Range Rover
MacKenzie Firgens ... April
Eleanor Columbus ... April's Friend
Jason Foster ... The Man
Bianca Sams ... Ali
Heather Barberie ... Pam
Liisa Cohen ... Sue
Sharon Ferrol ... Cat Scratch Floor Dancer
Liz Ramos ... Cat Scratch Floor Dancer
Kristin Medwick ... Cat Scratch Floor Dancer
Katie Weber ... Cat Scratch Floor Dancer
Angela McConnell ... Cat Scratch Floor Dancer
Feleciana Stevenson ... Cat Scratch Floor Dancer
Kim Williams ... Cat Scratch Floor Dancer
Kevin Hagan ... Cop
Brian Delate ... Cop
Nick Scoggin ... Subway Man
John C. Champion ... Subway Stockbroker
Chris Chalk ... Street Vendor Who Sells Coats
Cory Duval ... Riot Cop
Shaun Earl ... Life Cafe Waiter
Matthew Dickens ... Bohemian
Kevin Stea ... Bohemian
Linda Cevallos ... Bohemian
Rod Arrants ... Mr Hansen
Jennifer Siebel ... Receptionist
Bettina Devin ... Mrs Johnson
Vivis Colombetti ... Angel's Grandmother
James Anthony Cotton ... Used Car Salesman
James Cranna ... Pawn Shop Dealer
Randy Graff ... Mrs Cohen
596 1/4
The Replacements 
AMG SYNOPSIS: The 1987 National Football League players' strike inspired this sports-themed comedy. The Washington Sentinels are one of the strongest teams in pro football -- until contract negotiations break down and the Sentinels go on strike. Determined to play the team's schedule, owner Edward O'Neil (Jack Warden) recruits a ragtag band of scab players, to be headed up and whipped into shape by the retired veteran coach Jimmy McGinty (Gene Hackman). At the top of the recruitment list is quarterback Shane Falco (Keanu Reeves), a promising athlete until a catastrophic defeat in the Sugar Bowl dashed his confidence. Joining Falco on the team are Clifford Franklin (Orlando Jones), a receiver who can't catch the ball; Nigel Gruff (Rhys Ifans), a chain-smoking Welsh soccer player; Bateman (Jon Favreau), a former cop with anger management problems; Fumiko (Ace Yonamine), a sumo wrestler new to football; and Wilkinson (Michael Jace), a convict on parole to the Sentinels. Can McGinty mold his new squad of misfits and no-hopers (who truly love the game) into a winning team? Brooke Langton plays Annabelle, head of the Sentinels' cheerleading squad (who has to contend with replacements of her own), and football commentators John Madden and Pat Summerall appear as themselves. -- Mark Deming

Moods : Pick-Me-Ups
Themes : Football Players | Underdogs | In Training | Redemption
Keywords : coach, coaching [sports], football, football-player, football-team, labor-issues, quarterback
Comedy Drama, Sports Comedy 
Keanu Reeves ... Shane Falco
Gene Hackman ... Coach Jimmy McGinty
Orlando Jones ... Clifford Franklin
Jon Favreau ... Daniel Bateman
Brooke Langton ... Annabelle Farrell
Rhys Ifans ... Nigel "The Leg" Gruff
Jack Warden ... Edward O'Neil
Faizon Love ... Jamal Jackson
Ace Yonamine ... Jumbo Fumiko
Troy Winbush ... Walter Cochran
David Denman ... Brian Murphy
Michael Jace ... Earl Wilkinson
Gailard Sartain ... Pilachowski
Brett Cullen ... Eddie Martel
John Madden ... Himself
Keith David ... Lindell
Pat Summerall ... Himself
Greg Goossen ... Drunk #2
Cliff McMullen ... Policeman #1
James Black ... Ref #3
Robyn Peterson ... Mrs. O'Neil
Craig Sechler ... Reporter #3
Zachary I. Young ... Kid in Liquor Store
Robert Shepherd ... Reporter #4
Dylan Sellers ... League Commissioner
Michelle Johnston ... Fumiko's Girl
F. Stephen Schmidt ... Maryland Corrections Officer
Caroline Keenan ... Dawn
Marty Wright ... Butler
Mark Robert Ellis ... San Diego Coach
Andrea Barnes ... Wannabee Cheerleader
Al Brown ... Ref #1
Stella Choe ... Asian Cheerleader
John Clark ... Dallas Linebacker
Jon Garcia ... O'Neil's Assistant
Jesper Inglis ... Washington Player
Sarah Ann Morris ... Heather
Rhonda Overby ... Sideline Reporter
Evan Dexter Parke ... Malcolm LaMont
Tyrone Roy ... Detroit Linebacker
597 2/4
The Rescuers 
AMG SYNOPSIS: Two fantasy novels by Margery Sharp were combined for in the Disney animated feature The Rescuers. The title characters are a pair of mice, Bernard and Miss Bianca. A little girl named Penny has been kidnapped by Miss Medusa. When the human law enforcement officials fail to locate the child, Bernard and Miss Bianca take over with the help of several colorful animal companions. In classic Disney tradition, the comedy element is offset by moments of genuine terror. Voices are provided by Bob Newhart (Bernard), Eva Gabor (Miss Bianca), Geraldine Page (Madame Medusa), Jim "Fibber McGee" Jordan, John McIntire, George "Goober" Lindsay, Joe Flynn (who died in 1974, not long into the four-year production), and a host of others. It scored at the box office, more than compensating for the $8 million investment and the half-decade of work it took to complete the film. In fact, The Rescuers remains one of the most popular of the Disney cartoon films produced after the death of Uncle Walt. A heavily-computerized sequel, The Rescuers Down Under, appeared in 1990. -- Hal Erickson

Themes : Daring Rescues
Keywords : animal, birds, capture, evil, kidnapping, mouse [animal], on-the-run, opal, orphan, rescue, search, swamp
Attributes : High Production Values
Adventure, Children's/Family, Animated Musical 
Bob Newhart ... Bernard
Eva Gabor ... Miss Bianca
Geraldine Page ... Mme Medusa
Joe Flynn ... Mr. Snoops
Jeanette Nolan ... Ellie Mae
Pat Buttram ... Luke
John McIntire ... Rufus
Michelle Stacy ... Penny
Bernard Fox ... Chairman
Larry Clemmons ... Gramps
James MacDonald ... Evinrude
Dub Taylor ... Digger
John Fiedler ... Deacon Owl
George Lindsey ... Deadeye the Rabbit
598 4/4
Reservoir Dogs 
AMG SYNOPSIS: In 1992, Reservoir Dogs transformed Quentin Tarantino practically overnight from an obscure, unproduced screenwriter and part-time actor to the most influential new filmmaker of the 1990s. The story looks at what happens before and after (but not during) a botched jewelry store robbery organized by Joe Cabot (Lawrence Tierney). Mr. White (Harvey Keitel) is a career criminal who takes a liking to newcomer Mr. Orange (Tim Roth) and enjoys showing him the ropes. Mr. Pink (Steve Buscemi) is a weaselly loner obsessed with professionalism. Mr. Blonde (Michael Madsen) has just gotten out of jail after taking the rap on a job for Cabot; he's grateful for the work but isn't the same person he used to be. While Mr. Blonde goes nuts during the heist, the thieves are surprised by the sudden arrival of the police, and Mr. Pink is convinced one of their team is a cop. So who's the rat? What do they do about Mr. Blonde? And what do they do with Mr. Orange, who took a bullet in the gut and is slowly bleeding to death? Reservoir Dogs jumps back and forth between pre- and post-robbery events, occasionally putting the narrative on pause to let the characters discuss such topics as the relative importance of tipping, who starred in Get Christie Love!, and what to do when you enter a men's room full of cops carrying a briefcase full of marijuana. -- Mark Deming

Moods : Tough Guys | Nail-biters
Themes : Crime Gone Awry | Dishonor Among Thieves | Going Undercover
Keywords : gangster, jewel-robbery, hostage, police-officer, warehouse, torture, traitor, undercover
Attributes : High Artistic Quality, High Historical Importance
Crime, Crime Thriller, Ensemble Film, Gangster Film 
Harvey Keitel ... Mr. White/Larry
Tim Roth ... Mr. Orange/Freddy
Michael Madsen ... Mr. Blonde/Vic Vega
Chris Penn ... Nice Guy Eddie
Steve Buscemi ... Mr. Pink
Lawrence Tierney ... Joe Cabot
Quentin Tarantino ... Mr. Brown
Kirk Baltz ... Marvin Nash
Randy Brooks ... Holdaway
Rich Turner ... 1st Sheriff
David Steen ... 2nd Sheriff
Michael Sottile ... Teddy
Robert Ruth ... Shot Cop
Lawrence Bender ... Young Cop / Background Radio Play
Linda Kaye ... Shocked Woman
Maria Strova ... Background Radio Play
Burr Steers ... Background Radio Play
Craig Hamann ... Background Radio Play
Steven Wright ... K-Billy DJ
599 4/4
The Revenant 
AMG SYNOPSIS: In 1820s America, frontiersman and fur trapper Hugh Glass (Leonardo DiCaprio) and his teenage son Hawk (Forrest Goodluck) join a pelt-gathering expedition. However, their party are attacked by Arikara Native Americans, who kill a number of the men. Glass then tries to lead the remainder of the group to safety, charting a new path to a U.S. fort. Unfortunately, he is soon mauled by a grizzly bear while hunting for food, and is horribly wounded. He is left in the care of roughneck John Fitzgerald (Tom Hardy) and the young and inexperienced Jim Bridger (Will Poulter), while Hawk watches on in horror. Fitzgerald betrays him and leaves him buried alive in a shallow grave, but Glass nurses himself back to health and sets out to seek revenge. Alejandro González Iñárritu directed this pulse-pounding epic. -- Daniel Gelb

Themes : Out For Revenge | Survival in the Wilderness | When Animals Attack | White People Among Indians
Action, Drama, Adventure Drama 
Leonardo DiCaprio ... Hugh Glass
Tom Hardy ... John Fitzgerald
Domhnall Gleeson ... Andrew Henry
Will Poulter ... Jim Bridger
Lukas Haas ... Jones
Brad Carter ... Johnnie
Forrest Goodluck ... Hawk
Paul Anderson ... Anderson
Kristoffer Joner ... Murphy
Joshua Burge ... Stubby Bill
Duane Howard ... Elk Dog
Melaw Nakehk'o ... Powaqa
Fabrice Adde ... Toussaint
Arthur Redcloud ... Hikuc
Robert Moloney ... Dave Stomach Wound
Brendan Fletcher ... Fryman
Tyson Wood ... Weston
McCaleb Burnett ... Beckett
Vincent LeClerc ... French Trapper
Stephane Legault ... French Trapper
Emmanuel Bilodeau ... French Interpreter
Cole Vandale ... Coulter Naked Pale Trapper
Tom Guiry ... Billy Brother Trapper
Scott Olynek ... Johnnie Brother Trapper
Timothy Lyle ... Gordon in Shack
Kory Grim ... Trapper Hatchet in Back
Anthony Starlight ... Arikara Chief
Chesley Wilson ... Arikara Elder
Grace Dove ... Wife of Hugh Glass
Adrian McMorran ... American Soldier
Alexandre Bisping ... Trapper
Chris Ippolito ... Trapper
C. Adam Leigh ... Trapper
Javiar Lopez ... Nightmare Character
Haysam Kadri ... Doctor
917 2/4
AMG SYNOPSIS: Ricochet, a suspenseful, exciting police thriller that loses its way at the end, is the story of a good cop whose life is destroyed by an obsessed psychotic criminal whom he sent to prison years before. Nick (Denzel Washington) is a successful happily married police officer with a distinguished record. He is drugged, kidnapped and framed by Blake (John Lithgow) who has never forgiven him for arresting him years before. Nick must redeem himself both to the police force, his family and the public who had come to love and respect him. Denzel Washington is excellent in his role of the good man in an impossible situation. John Lithgow, while always interesting, is completely over-the-top as the psychotic criminal, and the film looses plausibility during an extended and highly improbable and unbelievable final chase sequence around the Watts Towers. Despite these flaws, Ricochet is an exiting suspense film with a fine performance by Washington and worth watching despite its disappointing conclusion. -- Linda Rasmussen

Themes : Criminal's Revenge | Haunted By the Past
Keywords : law-enforcement, bad-guy, capture, cat-and-mouse, escaped-convict, evil, false-accusation, friendship, genius, good-guy, investigation, killing, lawyer, maniac, murder, on-the-run, police, prison, revenge, scheme, tracking [following], urban
Crime, Thriller, Action Thriller 
Denzel Washington ... Nick Styles
John Lithgow ... Earl Talbot Blake
Ice-T ... Odessa
Kevin Pollak ... Larry
Lindsay Wagner ... Priscilla Brimleigh
Victoria Dillard ... Alice
John Cothran, Jr. ... Farris
Josh Evans ... Kim
Ferne Cassel
Kevin Doyle
Prince Hughes
Robin Lippin
Mary Ellen Trainor ... Gail Wallens
John Amos ... Reverend Styles
Linda Dona ... Wanda
Matt Landers ... Chief Floyd
Lydell M. Cheshier ... R.C.
Starletta DuPois ... Mrs. Styles
Sherman Howard ... Kiley
Viveka Davis ... Babysitter
Rick Cramer ... Jesse
Don Perry ... Book Man
Miguel Sandoval ... Vaca
Carlos Lacamara ... Luis
Tom Finnegan ... Desk Sergeant
Mark Phelan ... Prison Doctor
Albie Selznick ... Blake's Lawyer
Frank Miller ... Parole Board Chairman
Anita Barone ... Waitress
Betty Carvalho ... Female Board Member
Leonard Turner ... Committee Chairman
Irene Forrest ... Cleaning Woman
Holly Kaplan ... Connie
Michele Landry ... Telethon Worker
Heidi Thomas ... Reporter
Susan Lentini ... Reporter
Cylk Cozart ... Reporter
James Ishida ... Reporter
Lisa Hunter ... Reporter
Lisa Nelson ... Reporter
Ivan Roth ... City Hall Worker
John Rubinow ... ER Doctor
Tim de Zarn ... Skinhead
George Christy ... Talk Show Host
Jesse Ventura ... Clowalski
K. Todd Freeman ... Talk Show Guest
999 4/4
The Right Stuff 
AMG SYNOPSIS: Covering some 15 years, The Right Stuff recounts the formation of America's space program, concentrating on the original Mercury astronauts. Scott Glenn plays Alan Shepard, the first American in space; Fred Ward is Gus Grissom, the benighted astronaut for whom nothing works out as planned; and Ed Harris is John Glenn, the straight-arrow "boy scout" of the bunch who was the first American to orbit the earth. The remaining four Mercury boys are Deke Slayton (Scott Paulin), Scott Carpenter (Charles Frank), Wally Schirra (Lance Henriksen) and Gordon Cooper (Dennis Quaid). Wolfe's original book related in straightforward fashion the dangers and frustrations facing the astronauts (including Glenn's oft-repeated complaint that it's hard to be confident when you know that the missile you're sitting on has been built by the lowest bidder), the various personal crises involving their families (Glenn's wife Annie, a stutterer, dreads being interviewed on television, while Grissom's wife Betty, angered that her husband is not regarded as a hero because his mission was a failure, bitterly declares "I want my parade!"), and the schism between the squeaky-clean public image of the Mercury pilots and their sometimes raunchy earthbound shenanigans. --

Moods : Tough Guys
Themes : Space Travel | Military Life
Keywords : astronaut, aviation, competition, courage, family, media, mission [quest], NASA, politician, publicity, space-exploration, test-pilot, training, wife
Attributes : High Artistic Quality, High Production Values
Drama, Docudrama 
Sam Shepard ... Chuck Yeager
Scott Glenn ... Alan Shepard
Ed Harris ... John Glenn
Dennis Quaid ... Gordon Cooper
Fred Ward ... Gus Grissom
Barbara Hershey ... Glennis Yeager
Kim Stanley ... Pancho Barnes
Veronica Cartwright ... Betty Grissom
Pamela Reed ... Trudy Cooper
Scott Paulin ... Deke Slayton
Charles Frank ... Scott Carpenter
Lance Henriksen ... Wally Schirra
Donald Moffat ... Lyndon B. Johnson
Mary Jo Deschanel ... Annie Glenn
Kathy Baker ... Louise Shepard
Mickey Crocker ... Marge Slayton
Mittie Smith ... Jo Schirra
Royal Dano ... Minister
David Clennon ... Liaison Man
Jim Haynie ... Air Force Major
Harry Shearer ... recruiter
Jeff Goldblum ... recruiter
Scott Beach ... Chief Scientist
Jane Dornacker ... Nurse Murch
John Ryan ... Head of Program
Darryl Henriques ... Life Reporter
David Gulpilil ... Aborigine
Lynn Stalmaster
Levon Helm ... Jack Ridley/Narrator
Eric Sevareid ... Himself
William Russ ... Stick Goodlin
Richard Duppell ... The Permanent Press Corp
William Hall ... The Permanent Press Corp
John X. Heart ... The Permanent Press Corp
Ed Holmes ... The Permanent Press Corp
Edward Anhalt ... Grand Designer
Mary Apick ... Woman Reporter
Robert Beer ... Dwight D. Eisenhower
James Brady ... Aide to Lyndon B. Johnson
Katherine Conklin ... Woman TV Rerporter
Maureen Coyne ... Waitress
Tom Dahlgren ... Bell Aircraft Executive
John Dehner ... Henry Luce
Kaaren Lee ... Young Widow
Ed Corbett ... Texan
O-Lan Jones ... Pretty Girl
600 3/4
The Ring 
AMG SYNOPSIS: A disturbing videotape appears to hold the power of life and death over those who view it in this offbeat thriller. A strange videotape begins making the rounds in a town in the Pacific Northwest; it is full of bizarre and haunting images, and after watching it, many viewers receive a telephone call in which they are warned they will die in seven days. A handful of teenagers who watched the tape while spending a weekend at a cabin in the mountains scoff at the threat, but as predicted, they all die suddenly on the same night. Rachel Keller (Naomi Watts), the aunt of one of the ill-fated teens, is a journalist who has decided to investigate the matter and travels West with her young son, Aidan (David Dorfman), a troubled child who has been drawing pictures of strange and ominous visions. Rachel managed to find the cabin in the woods and watches the video herself; afterward, she receives the same phone call, and realizes she must solve the puzzle of the video and the person or persons behind it within a week. Rachel turns to her ex, Noah (Martin Henderson), an expert in video technology, who at first is convinced the story is a hoax until he digs deeper into the mystery. The Ring was adapted from a 1996 Japanese film by Hideo Nakata, which became a massive box-office success in Asia and spawned two sequels. -- Mark Deming

Moods : Spellbinders
Themes : Haunted By the Past | Mothers and Sons | Psychic Abilities | Race Against Time
Keywords : video-tape, legend [fable], folk-tales, investigation, reporter, death, ghost, mother, psychic-phenomena, son, television, cabin, horse-breeder, telephone, mental-institution
Horror, Supernatural Horror 
Naomi Watts ... Rachel Keller
Martin Henderson ... Noah
David Dorfman ... Aidan
Brian Cox ... Richard Morgan
Jane Alexander ... Dr. Grasnik
Lindsay Frost ... Ruth
Pauley Perrette ... Beth
Amber Tamblyn ... Katie
Rachael Bella ... Becca
Sara Rue ... Babysitter
Shannon Cochran ... Anna Morgan
Daveigh Chase ... Samara
Richard Lineback ... Innkeeper
Sasha Barrese ... Girl Teen #1
Joanna Lin Black ... Cashier
Alan Blumenfeld ... Harvey
Adam Brody ... Male Teen #1
Keith Campbell ... Ship's Mate
Gary Cervantes ... Painter
Joseph Chrest ... Doctor
Aixa Clemente ... Nurse
Stephanie Erb ... Donna
Art Frankel ... Cal
Tess Hall ... Girl Teen #2
Chuck Hicks ... Ferry Worker
Ronald William Lawrence ... Library Clerk
Billy Lloyd ... Darby
Coleen Maloney ... Mourner #1
Maura McNamara ... Girl On Ferry
Catherine Paolone ... Mourner #2
David Povall ... Girl's Father
Joe Sabatino ... Orderly
Michael Spound ... Dave
Lindsey Stoddart ... Grad Student
Sandra Thigpen ... Teacher
601 2/4
Rise of the Planet of the Apes 
AMG SYNOPSIS: The Escapist director Rupert Wyatt takes the helm for this Planet of the Apes prequel centering on genetically engineered chimp Caesar (Andy Serkis), who was created in a San Francisco lab by an ambitious scientist (James Franco), and who uses his powerful intellect to lead an ape uprising against all of humankind. -- Jason Buchanan

Moods : Adrenaline Rush | Food for Thought
Themes : Experiments Gone Awry | When Animals Attack
Keywords : animal-rights, experiment, intelligence [knowledge], man-vs-animal
Science Fiction, Sci-Fi Action 
James Franco ... Will Rodman
Freida Pinto ... Caroline Aranha
John Lithgow ... Charles Rodman
Andy Serkis ... Caesar
Brian Cox ... John Landon
Tom Felton ... Dodge Landon
David Oyelowo ... Steven Jacobs
Karin Konoval ... Maurice
Terry Notary ... Rocket/Bright Eyes
Richard Ridings ... Buck
Jay Caputo ... Alpha
Tyler Labine ... Robert Franklin
Jamie Harris ... Rodney
David Hewlett ... Hunsiker
Ty Olsson ... Chief John Hamil
Madison Bell ... Alice Hunsiker
Makena Joy ... Alice Hunsiker (Teen)
Kevin O'Grady ... Animal Control Officer #1
Sean Tyson ... Animal Control Officer #2
Jack Kuris ... Boy in Muir Woods
Tammy Hui ... Bridge Driver
Kyle Riefsnyder ... CHP #1
Rufus Dorsey ... CHP #2
Anthony McRae ... CHP #3
Jeb Beach ... Dad in Muir Woods
Jesse Reid ... Donnie Thompson
B.J. Harrison ... Dottie
Leah Gibson ... Party Girl #1
Tracy Spiridakos ... Party Girl #2
Ivan Wanis Ruiz ... Handler at Lab #1
Trevor Carroll ... Handler at Lab #2
Chelah Horsdal ... Irena
Timothy Webber ... Janitor - Stan Timko
James Pizzinato ... Lab Tech. No. 1
Robin Nielsen ... Lab Tech No. 2
Monica Mustelier ... Lab Tech No. 3
Syn Narula ... Lab Tech No. 4
Mattie Hawkinson ... Lab Tech No. 5
Gordon Douglas Myren ... Local Guy
Elizabeth Weinstein ... Mom in Muir Woods
Meredith Canby ... New Aide
Javier Caballero Cano ... Newspaper Dad
Peter Bundic ... Newspaper Boy #1
Dylan Nouri ... Newspaper Boy #2
Oona Service ... Playground Girl
Camille Atebe ... Playground Mom
Derek Morrison ... Security Guard #1
Dean Redman ... Security Guard #2
Hector Johnson ... Security Guard #3
David Richmond-Peck ... Board Member #1
Adrian Hough ... Board Member #2
Evans Johnson ... Board Member #3
Joey Roche ... Todd Hunsiker
Qayam Devji ... Todd's Buddy
Yurij Kis ... Worker
Riel Hahn ... Zoo Guide
Sonja Bennett ... Mother on Sidewalk
Michael Kopsa ... Jerk Driver
Steve Lawlor ... SFPD #1
Chris Shields ... SFPD #2
Panou ... SFPD #3
Sandy Robson ... SFPD #4
Luc Roderique ... SWAT
Mike Dopud ... Northside Officer
Mark Henriques ... Driver
Stacey Schmidt ... Jogger
Matteo Mazziotti ... Child in Car
Willy Miles ... Guy with Newspaper
Fred North ... Camera Ship Pilot
Juliette Goodrich ... KPIX News Anchor
Allen Martin ... KPIX News Anchor
602 3/4
Risky Business 
AMG SYNOPSIS: Risky Business is the film in which 19-year-old Tom Cruise dances around his living room in his underwear. He does this to celebrate the fact that his parents have left him alone while they go on vacation. Somewhere along the line, hooker Rebecca De Mornay, fleeing her vicious pimp, hides out in the Cruise manse. Things go from bad to worse to as Cruise inadvertently drives his father's Porsche into Lake Michigan and nearly scuttles his college recruitment interview. -- Hal Erickson

Themes : When the Parents Are Away | Suburban Dysfunction | Prostitutes | Party Film
Keywords : coming-of-age, home-alone, sexual-awakening, boy, prostitute/prostitution, sex, con/scam, party, suburbs, teenagers, business, pimp, Porsche
Attributes : High Artistic Quality
Comedy, Coming-of-Age, Sex Comedy 
Tom Cruise ... Joel Goodson
Rebecca De Mornay ... Lana
Curtis Armstrong ... Miles
Bronson Pinchot ... Barry
Raphael Sbarge ... Glenn
Joe Pantoliano ... Guido
Nicholas Pryor ... Joel's father
Janet Carroll ... Joel's mother
Shera Danese ... Vicki
Kevin Anderson ... Chuck
Nancy Klopper
Bruno Aclin ... Mechanic
Richard Masur ... Rutherford, Princeton recruiter
Sarah Partridge ... Kessler
Nathan Davis ... Business Teacher
Scott Harlan ... Stan Licata
Jerry Tullos ... Derelict
Ron Dean ... Detective
Robert Kurcz ... Service Manager
Jonathan Chapin ... Kid at Gas Station
Jimmy Baron ... Kid at Window
Harry Teinowitz ... Kid at Party
Megan Mullally ... Call Girl
Lora Staley ... Call Girl
Fern Persons ... Lab Teacher
Cynthia Baker ... Test Teacher
Wayne Kneeland ... Russell Bitterman
Karen Grossman ... Hall Marshal
Vinny Argiro ... Mr. Rents Salesman
603 3/4
Road to Perdition 
AMG SYNOPSIS: The acclaimed graphic novel from crime writer Max Allan Collins becomes this big budget Dreamworks drama from director Sam Mendes and screenwriter David Self. Tom Hanks stars as Michael Sullivan, a morally conflicted Depression-era hit man committing murder in the name of his employer, John Rooney (Paul Newman). A kindly, aging Irish crime boss who raised Sullivan as his surrogate son, Rooney is affiliated with Al Capone in Chicago and thus wields great power in the "Tri-Cities" of Moline, IL; Rock Island, IL; and Davenport, IA. Curious about his father's mysterious profession, Sullivan's son, Michael Jr. (Tyler Hoechlin), stows away in his father's automobile one night and witnesses the execution of a man at the hands of Sullivan and Rooney's biological son, Connor (Daniel Craig). Although Michael keeps his promise to remain silent about what he's seen, the paranoid and unstable Connor tries to wipe out the entire Sullivan clan anyway, succeeding only in killing Sullivan's wife, Annie (Jennifer Jason Leigh), and youngest son, Peter (Liam Aiken). Enraged at this and another surprise betrayal by the Rooneys, Sullivan embarks on a path of bloody retribution, Michael in tow. Although he intends to leave his boy with relatives in the rural town of Perdition once the coast is clear, he ends up exposing Michael to the goriest aspects of his talents, slaughtering former associates as he dodges contract assassin Maguire (Jude Law) and cripples the cash flow of the Rooney and Capone organizations through a series of bank robberies, attempting to force either mob family to offer up the sequestered Connor as a sacrifice. Inspired by the popular Japanese comic book series Lone Wolf and Cub and based loosely on an episode from the life and career of notorious real-life crime figures John and Connor Looney, Road to Perdition co-stars Stanley Tucci as legendary Chicago mobster Frank Nitti. -- Karl Williams

Moods : In a Minor Key
Themes : Fathers and Sons | Hired Killers | Mafia Life | Out For Revenge
Keywords : bank-robbery, father, gangster, hitman, mob-boss, organized-crime, revenge, son
Attributes : High Production Values
Crime, Drama, Crime Drama, Gangster Film, Period Film 
Tom Hanks ... Michael Sullivan
Paul Newman ... John Rooney
Jude Law ... Maguire
Jennifer Jason Leigh ... Annie Sullivan
Stanley Tucci ... Frank Nitti
Daniel Craig ... Connor Rooney
Tyler Hoechlin ... Michael Sullivan Jr.
Liam Aiken ... Peter Sullivan
Dylan Baker ... Alexander Rance
Ciarán Hinds ... Finn McGovern
Mina Badie ... Betty The Waitress
Lance Baker ... Crime Scene Policeman
Ian Barford ... Ronney's Henchmen
Michael Brockman ... Rooney's Business Associates
Jack Callahan ... Rooney's Business Associates
Jobe Cerny ... Bankers
Kevin Chamberlin ... Frank The Bouncer
David Darlow ... Jack Kelly
Diane Dorsey ... Aunt Sarah
Stephen P. Dunn ... Finn McGovern's Henchmen
Maurie Gallagher ... Michael's Teacher
James Greene ... Farmer Bill
Harry Groener ... Mr. McDougal
Timothy Hendrickson ... Bankers
Marty Higginbotham ... Bankers
Kathleen Keane ... Irish Musicians
Ed Kross ... Young Bank Manager
Keith Kupferer ... Nitti's Henchmen
Lawrence MacGowan ... Bankers
Rob Maxey ... Drugstore Owner
Brendan McKinney ... Irish Musicians
Kurt Naebig ... Tenement Murderer
Heidi Jayne Netzley ... Prostitute
Kieran O'Hare ... Irish Musicians
Roderick Peeples ... Nitti's Henchmen
Lara Phillips ... Ruby The Waitress
Phil Ridarelli ... Hotel Manager
Peggy Roeder ... Farmer Virginia
Lee Roy Rogers ... Secretary
Michael Sassone ... Motel Manager
Jon Sattler ... Rooney's Business Associates
Duane Sharp ... Father Callaway
John Sierros ... Rooney's Business Associates
Craig Spidle ... Ronney's Henchmen
Doug Spinuzza ... Brothel Maid
John Sterchi ... Cop At Diner
Christian Stolte ... Rooney's Business Associates
Paul Turner ... Finn McGovern's Henchmen
604 2/4
Road Trip 
AMG SYNOPSIS: In this raunchy comedy, Josh (Breckin Meyer), a student at a college in Ithaca, NY, videotapes his one-night stand with beautiful sorority girl Beth (Amy Smart). A few days later, Josh discovers that one of his friends accidentally mailed the homemade porn tape to his girlfriend, Tiffany (Rachel Blanchard), who is spending some time with her family in Austin, TX. Josh and his friends Barry (Tom Green), Kyle (D.J. Qualls), E.L. (Seann William Scott), and Rubin (Paulo Costanzo) borrow a car and hit the road in a desperate bid to intercept the tape before Tiffany loads it into her VCR; Beth, however, wants Josh for herself and has her own plans to track down Tiffany. Road Trip is the first fiction feature from director Todd Phillips, noted for such edgy documentaries as Hated: G.G. Allin & the Murder Junkies, Screwed, and Frat House. The cast also includes Fred Ward and Andy Dick. -- Mark Deming

Moods : Gutbusters
Themes : College Life | Nothing Goes Right | Obsessive Quests | Arrested Adolescence
Keywords : road-trip, cross-country, friendship, girlfriend, car, college-student
Comedy, Road Movie, Teen Movie, Gross-Out Comedy, Sex Comedy 
Breckin Meyer ... Josh
Seann William Scott ... E.L.
Amy Smart ... Beth
Paulo Costanzo ... Rubin
Rachel Blanchard ... Tiffany
Anthony Rapp ... Jacob
Fred Ward ... Earl Edwards
Tom Green ... Barry
Andy Dick ... Motel Clerk
Ethan Suplee ... Ed
Horatio Sanz ... French Toast Guy
Rhoda Griffis ... Tour Group Mom
Ellen Albertini Dow ... Barry's Grandma
Edmund Lyndeck ... Barry's Grandpa
Mary Lynn Rajskub ... Blind Brenda
Rini Bell ... Carla
605 3/4
The Road 
AMG SYNOPSIS: A father (Viggo Mortensen) and son make their way across a post-apocalyptic United States in hopes of finding civilization amongst the nomadic cannibal tribes in 2929 Productions' adaptation of Cormac McCarthy's thrilling Pulitzer Prize-winning novel The Road. John Hillcoat (The Proposition) directs from a screenplay provided by Joe Penhall. Charlize Theron co-stars in the Dimension Films release. -- Jeremy Wheeler

Moods : Abandon All Hope | Uncomfortable Viewing
Themes : Fathers and Sons | Obsessive Quests | Post-Apocalypse | Cannibals | Future Barbarians
Keywords : father, son, survivor, inhumanity, post-Holocaust, wasteland, cannibal, destruction, devastation
Science Fiction, Road Movie, Sci-Fi Disaster Film 
Viggo Mortensen ... The Man
Kodi Smit-McPhee ... The Boy
Robert Duvall ... Old Man
Charlize Theron ... Wife
Guy Pearce ... The Veteran
Molly Parker ... Veteran's Wife
Garret Dillahunt ... The Gang Member
Jack Erdie ... Bearded Man #2
Buddy Sosthand ... Archer
Agnes Herrmann ... Archer's Woman
Kirk Brown ... Bearded Face
David August Lindauer ... Man on Mattress
Gina Preciado ... Well Fed Woman
Mary Rawson ... Well Fed Woman #2
606 3/4
AMG SYNOPSIS: For this follow-up to their mega-hit Ice Age, directors Carlos Saldanha and Chris Wedge team with the screenwriting duo behind Parenthood and City Slickers, Lowell Ganz and Babaloo Mandel. Robots stars Ewan McGregor as the voice of Rodney Copperbottom, an idealistic robot who wants to convince his electronic brethren to come together and work toward making the world a better place. As the story unfolds, Rodney faces opposition from an evil corporation headed by Big Weld (Mel Brooks) and finds some unlikely allies in the form of a ragtag group of misfit robots called the Rusties and voiced by the likes of Drew Carey and Amanda Bynes. Stanley Tucci and Dianne Wiest provide the voices of Rodney's parents, and Halle Berry portrays his love interest, Cappy. -- Matthew Tobey

Moods : Pick-Me-Ups
Themes : Robots and Androids | Class Differences | Fighting the System | Underdogs
Keywords : robot, misfit, business, corporate-ladder, ideals, outcast, evil
Children's/Family, Family-Oriented Adventure, Sci-Fi Comedy 
Ewan McGregor ... Rodney Copperbottom
Halle Berry ... Cappy
Robin Williams ... Fender
Greg Kinnear ... Ratchet
Mel Brooks ... Bigweld
Drew Carey ... Crank Casey
Jim Broadbent ... Madame Gasket
Amanda Bynes ... Piper Pinwheeler
Jennifer Coolidge ... Aunt Fanny
Stanley Tucci ... Herb Copperbottom
Dianne Wiest ... Mrs. Copperbottom
Paul Giamatti ... Tim the Gate Guard
Natasha Lyonne ... Loretta Geargrinder
Terry Bradshaw ... Broken Arm Bot
Dan Hedaya ... Mr. Gunk
James Earl Jones ... Voice Box at Hardware Store
Jay Leno ... Fire Hydrant
Al Roker ... Mailbox
Stephen Tobolowsky ... Bigmouth Executive
Harland Williams ... Lug
Lowell Ganz ... Mr. Gasket
Lucille Bliss ... Pigeon Lady
Will Denton ... Young Rodney
Jackie Hoffman ... Water Cooler
Jansen Panettiere ... Younger Rodney
Alan Rosenberg ... Jack Hammer
Chris Wedge ... Wonderbot, Phone Booth
Crawford Wilson ... Young Rodney
Lara Cody
Ray Iannicelli
Sondra James
Bruce Winant
607 1/4
Rock of Ages 
AMG SYNOPSIS: A small-town girl and a big-city boy find their fates intersecting on the Sunset Strip, riding a wave of romance through the height of the "hair metal" scene as the off-Broadway musical rocks its way to the big screen courtesy of choreographer-turned-director Adam Shankman (A Walk to Remember, Hairspray). Arriving in Hollywood with stars in her eyes, Sherrie (Julianne Hough) meets Drew (Diego Boneta), and together they plunge headlong into the local rock scene. Meanwhile, as Sherrie struggles to stay afloat in a churning sea of rock 'n' roll excess, she gets swept off her feet by audacious rock star Stacee Jaxx (Tom Cruise). Russell Brand, Paul Giamatti, and Bryan Cranston co-star in a movie featuring music by Journey, Def Leppard, Poison, Whitesnake, Bon Jovi, Foreigner, Joan Jett, and REO Speedwagon. -- Jason Buchanan

Themes : Musician's Life | Rags To Riches
Keywords : heavy-metal-music, rock-band, rock-club, rock-star
Musical, Musical Drama 
Julianne Hough ... Sherrie Christian
Diego Boneta ... Drew Boley
Russell Brand ... Lonny
Paul Giamatti ... Paul Gill
Catherine Zeta-Jones ... Patricia Whitmore
Malin Akerman ... Constance Sack
Mary J. Blige ... Justice
Alec Baldwin ... Dennis Dupree
Tom Cruise ... Stacee Jaxx
Bryan Cranston ... Mike Whitmore
Will Forte ... Mitch Miley
Eli Roth ... Stefano
Dakota Sage Grant ... Little Girl on Bus
Erica Frene ... Beth
Michael Olusczak ... Cook
Anthony Bellissimo ... Rocker Thief
Alan Shane Hartline ... Bartender Jimmy
James Martin Kelly ... Doug Flintlock
Celina Beach ... Mayor's Secretary
Angelo Donato Valderrama ... Chico
Dan Finnerty ... Tour Manager-Stacee
Kevin Nash ... Stacee's Bodyguard
Jeff Chase ... Stacee's Bodyguard
Chantel Gonsalves ... Stacee's Groupie
Tyne Stecklein ... Stacee's Groupie
Jamie Goodwin ... Stacee's Groupie
Anne Fletcher ... Church Horse Mother
Denise Faye ... Protest Mother 1
Mariann Nelson ... Protest Mother 2
Porcelain Black ... Singer
Maxwell F. Terlecki ... Member of Drew's Band
Robert Reef ... Member of Drew's Band
Marcus Johns ... Member of Drew's Band
Vivi Pineda ... Waitress #1
Aniela McGuinness ... Waitress #2
Elvire Emanuelle ... Waitress #3
Brev Sullivan ... Member of Arsenal Band
Daniel Wills ... Member of Arsenal Band
Prince Shah ... Store Manager
Benjamin Malone ... Motel Manager
Arielle Reitsma ... Slutty Girl
Anya Garnis ... Destiny
Barry Habib ... Record Executive
Heather Leigh Davis ... Clothes Stylist
Josh Randall ... Z-Guyeezz #1 - Donny
Jack Mountford ... Z-Guyeezz #2 - Joey
Elgin Kos Aponte ... Z-Guyeezz #3 - Kevy
Veronica Berry ... Louise/Assistant #2
Karelix Alicea ... Sinnamon
T.J. Miller ... Rolling Stone Receptionist
Nuno Bettencourt ... Rocker
Joel Hoekstra ... Rocker
Sebastian Bach ... Rocker
Kevin Cronin ... Rocker
Misterwill ... Rocker
Jack Desroches ... Rocker
Choice Gray ... Kissing Girl
Sophie Cook ... Female Fan
608 2/4
The Rock 
AMG SYNOPSIS: The sophomore film from former music video and commercial director Michael Bay, this fast-paced action yarn featured rapid-fire editing, a cutting-edge rock soundtrack and liberal use of shots awash in a haze of burnished hues, all trademarks of producers Don Simpson and Jerry Bruckheimer. Nicolas Cage stars as Stanley Goodspeed, an FBI chemical weapons expert handed a unique assignment. Francis X. Hummel (Ed Harris), an insane Marine Corps general, has taken 81 tourists hostage on the abandoned island prison of Alcatraz. He and his men are threatening to bomb San Francisco with deadly gas unless $100 million is paid in war reparations to the families of servicemen killed in covert operations. Goodspeed is teamed with former British spy John Patrick Mason (Sean Connery), the only man ever to escape "The Rock," as well as a Navy SEAL team. When their military escorts are ambushed, it's up to odd couple Goodspeed and Mason to break into Alcatraz and stop Hummel. The Rock was the last film produced by Simpson, who died of a drug overdose before the film's release. Solo, his partner Bruckheimer continued making the sort of glossy, frenetic films for which the duo was famed. -- Karl Williams

Moods : Adrenaline Rush | Tough Guys
Themes : Criminal's Revenge | Heroic Mission | Hostage Situations | Race Against Time | Terrorism
Keywords : race-against-time, chemical-warfare, hostage, blackmail, criminal, espionage, biological-warfare, death, gasoline, prison, rescue, terrorism
Action, Action Thriller, Buddy Film 
Nicolas Cage ... Stanley Goodspeed
Sean Connery ... John Patrick Mason
Ed Harris ... Gen. Francis X. Hummel
Michael Biehn ... Commander Anderson
William Forsythe ... Eddie Paxton
David Morse ... Major Tom Baxter
Bokeem Woodbine ... Sgt. Crisp
John Spencer ... FBI Director Womack
John C. McGinley ... Marine Capt. Hendrix
Anthony Clark ... Paul the Hotel Barber
Brendan Kelly ... Cox
Danny Nucci ... Special Agent Shepard
Tony Todd ... Capt. Darrow
Todd Louiso ... Marvin Isherwood
Sam Whipple ... Larry Henderson
Jim Maniaci ... Private Scarpetti
Greg Collins ... Private Gamble
Steve Harris ... Private McCoy
David Bowe ... Dr. Ling
Howard Platt ... Louis Lindstrom
Willie Garson ... Francis Reynolds
John Nathan ... FBI Radar Technician
Jack Ford ... Military Official
Ralph Peduto ... FBI Agent Hunt
Andy Ryan ... Lab Technician
Raymond O'Connor ... Park Ranger Bob
Tom Towles ... Alcatraz Park Ranger
Anthony Guidera ... Lead F-18 Pilot
James Caviezel ... Rear F-18 Pilot
Ken Kells ... Spotter
Buck Kartalian ... Reverend
Jack Yates ... Hummel Marine "A"
Juan A. Riojas ... Hummel Marine "B"
Gregory Sporleder ... Capt. Frye
Vanessa Marcil ... Carla Pestalozzi
Claire Forlani ... Jade Angelou
Raymond Cruz ... (uncredited)
Robert M. Anselmo ... F.B.I. Radar Technician
Robert Ben Rajab ... Alcatraz Park Ranger
Robert C. Besgrove ... F.B.I. Agent
Dennis Chalker ... Seal Boyer
Steve Decker ... Navy Seal
Billy Devlin ... Navy Seal
Thomas J. Hageboeck ... F.B.I. Agent Cord
Joseph Hawes ... Navy Seal
Dwight Hicks ... F.B.I. Agent Star
Harry Humphries ... Navy Admiral
Raquel Krelle ... Agent Margie Wood
John W. Love Jr. ... Tourist
Mike Mahrer ... Navy Seal
Leonard McMahan ... Cable Car Conductor
Ingo Neuhaus ... Marine That Dies
Ronald Simmons ... Alcatraz Park Ranger
Sean Skelton ... Kid on Motorcycle
Celeste Weaver ... Stacy Richards
1118 4/4
AMG SYNOPSIS: Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stallone), a Philadelphia boxer, is but one step removed from total bum-hood. A once-promising pugilist, Rocky is now taking nickel-and-dime bouts and running strongarm errands for local loan sharks to survive. Even his supportive trainer, Mickey (Burgess Meredith), has given up on Rocky. All this changes thanks to Muhammad Ali-like super-boxer Apollo Creed (Carl Weathers). With the Bicentennial celebration coming up, Creed must find a "Cinderella" opponent for the big July 4th bout -- some unknown whom Creed can "glorify" for a few minutes before knocking him cold. Rocky Balboa was not the only Cinderella involved here: writer/director Sylvester Stallone, himself a virtual unknown, managed to sell his Rocky script (one of 35 that he'd written over the years) on the proviso that he be given the starring role. Since the film was to be made on a shoestring and marketed on a low-level basis, the risk factor to United Artists was small. For Stallone, this was a make-or-break opportunity -- just like Rocky's million-to-one shot with Apollo Creed. Costing under a million dollars, Rocky managed to register with audiences everywhere, earning back 60 times its cost. The film won several Academy Awards, including Best Picture. --

Moods : Triumph of the Spirit | Tough Guys
Themes : Boxers | Underdogs | Redemption
Keywords : boxing, champion, heavyweight, love, trainer, training-program, underdog, collector, loan-shark
Attributes : High Artistic Quality, High Historical Importance
Drama, Sports Drama 
Sylvester Stallone ... Rocky Balboa
Talia Shire ... Adrian
Burt Young ... Paulie
Carl Weathers ... Apollo Creed
Burgess Meredith ... Mickey
Thayer David ... Jergens
Joe Spinell ... Gazzo
Jodi Letizia ... Marie
Bill Baldwin ... Fight Announcer
James Gambina ... Mike
Al Silvani ... Cut Man
Frank Stallone ... A Street Corner Singer
George Memmoli ... Ice Rink Attendant
Diana Lewis ... TV Commentator
George O'Hanlon ... TV Commentator
Larry Carroll ... TV Interviewer
Stan Shaw ... Dipper
Don Sherman ... Bartender
Billy Sands ... Club Fight Announcer
DeForest Covan ... Apollo's Corner
Simmy Bow ... Club Cornerman
Tony Burton ... Apollo's Trainer
Hank Rolike ... Apollo Cornerman
Lloyd Kaufman ... Drunk
Jane Marla Robbins ... Gloria, Pet Shop Owner
Jack Hollander ... Fats
Frankie Van ... Club Fight Referee
Lou Filippo ... Championship Fight Announcer
Joe Frazier ... Himself
1119 2/4
Rocky II 
AMG SYNOPSIS: By concentrating on character development with this first of several sequels to his Oscar-winning smash Rocky (1976), writer/director Sylvester Stallone earned critical praise that would desert him with the boxing saga's shallower subsequent chapters. Stallone returns as Rocky Balboa, a Philadelphia prize fighter enjoying his brief fame after nearly defeating world heavyweight champion Apollo Creed (Carl Weathers). When Rocky is offered lucrative product endorsement opportunities, his limited education and lack of sophistication quickly become an impediment to his future success, causing him embarrassment and his pregnant wife, Adrian (Talia Shire), a great deal of financial concern. Meanwhile, Creed is brooding over his near loss to a fighter he considers an amateur far beneath him and decides to goad a reluctant Rocky into a high-profile rematch. With the family resources dwindling and his pride wounded, Rocky decides that fighting is all he knows and makes the fateful decision to climb back into the ring once more with Creed to vie for the championship belt, despite assurances from all concerned that he will blind himself irreparably. --

Moods : Triumph of the Spirit
Themes : Boxers | Underdogs | In Training
Keywords : boxing, celebrity, champion, fighter, heavyweight, husband-and-wife, rematch, wedding, eye, injury
Attributes : High Artistic Quality
Drama, Sports Drama 
Sylvester Stallone ... Rocky Balboa
Talia Shire ... Adrian
Burt Young ... Paulie
Carl Weathers ... Apollo Creed
Burgess Meredith ... Mickey
Tony Burton ... Apollo's Trainer
Joe Spinell ... Gazzo
Leonard Gaines ... Agent
Sylvia Meals ... Mary Anne Creed
Frank McRae ... Meat Foreman
Al Silvani ... Cutman
John Pleshette ... Director
Stu Nahan ... Announcer
Bill Baldwin ... Commentator
Jerry Ziesmer ... Salesman
Paul Micale ... Father Carmine
Stuart K. Robinson
Herb Nanas ... Employment Manager
Frank Stallone ... Singer
Charles "Honi" Coles ... Singer
Eddie Lopez ... Fighter
Taurean Blacque ... Lawyer
James J. Casino ... Chink's Manager
Shaka Cumbuka ... Cornerman
Roberto Duran ... Fighter
Lou Filippo ... Referee
Grainger Hines ... Emergency Room Aide
Ava Lazar ... White Hunter
Rene LeVant ... Young Lugger
Paul McCrane ... Young Patient
Tony Munafo ... Boxer
Jane Marla Robbins ... Gloria
Hank Rolike ... Cornerman
Fran Ryan ... Adrian's Nurse
Whitney Rydbeck ... Sound Man
Shepherd Sanders ... Employment Manager
Jeff Temkin ... Ring Announcer
Allan Warnick ... Makeup Man
Charles Winkler ... Camera Assistant
Michael Dorn ... Bit
1120 1/4
Rocky IV 
AMG SYNOPSIS: The third sequel to Sylvester Stallone's boxing blockbuster combines the ringside sports melodrama of the previous installments with the Cold War patriotism of the star/director's other motion picture series of the 1980s, the Rambo saga. Stallone is back as Rocky Balboa, the heavyweight champion of the world and now good friend of his one-time nemesis, Apollo Creed (Carl Weathers). Creed is brutally slaughtered in the boxing ring during a lop-sided exhibition match against the superhuman Russian boxer Ivan Drago (Dolph Lundgren), an event that Rocky takes personally. Vowing revenge against Drago in the name of Creed and the United States, Rocky is invited to the Soviet Union for a matchup and hires Creed's former manager (Tony Burton) to get him in shape. While Drago trains using the latest technology, Rocky's ascetic preparations are a low-key affair of carrying logs up hills through knee-deep Russian snow. --

Moods : Pick-Me-Ups
Themes : Americans Abroad | Boxers | In Training | Righting the Wronged | Underdogs
Keywords : sports, boxing, champion, competition, death, fame, patriotism, Russia, training, traveling, underdog
Drama, Sports Drama, Political Drama 
Sylvester Stallone ... Rocky Balboa
Talia Shire ... Adrian Balboa
Burt Young ... Paulie
Carl Weathers ... Apollo Creed
Brigitte Nielsen ... Ludmilla
Dolph Lundgren ... Drago
Tony Burton ... Duke
Michael Pataki ... Nicoli Koloff
Al Bandiero ... American Commentator
James Brown ... Godfather of Soul
Jack Carpenter ... KGB Driver
Marty Denkin ... Russian Referee
Lou Filippo ... Las Vegas Referee
Rocky Krakoff ... Rocky Jr.
Sylvia Meals ... Mrs. Creed
Leroy Neiman ... Ring Announcer
George Rogan ... Igor Rimsky
Barry Tompkins ... American Commentator
Richard Blum ... Reporter
Gerald Berns ... Reporter
Ray Glanzmann ... Reporter
Julie Inouye ... Reporter
Patrick Pankhurst ... Reporter
Frank D'Annibale ... Reporter
Rose Dursey ... Reporter
Craig Schaefer ... Reporter
Jeff Austin ... Reporter
Leslie Morris ... Reporter
Jim Hodge ... Reporter
Stu Nahan ... Commentator #1
Dominic Barto ... Russian Government Official
865 1/4
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story 
AMG SYNOPSIS: This prequel to the very first Star Wars tells the thrilling story of how a ragtag band of freedom fighters -- including a former soldier-turned-prisoner (Felicity Jones), a Rebel Alliance insider (Diego Luna), an intensely spiritual believer in the Force (Donnie Yen), and a sentient robot (voiced by Alan Tudyk) -- worked together to steal the Death Star's secret blueprints. Ben Mendelsohn, Forest Whitaker, Riz Ahmed, Mads Mikkelsen, and Jimmy Smits co-star in Rogue One, the first of several Star Wars spin-offs planned after J.J. Abrams' Star Wars: The Force Awakens reboot. -- Violet LeVoit

Moods : Adrenaline Rush | Other Dimensions
Themes : Heroic Mission | Priceless Artifacts and Prized Objects | Space Travel | Space Wars
Keywords : blueprints, heist, mission [quest], rebel, space-battle
Action, Science Fiction, Space Adventure 
Felicity Jones ... Jyn Erso
Diego Luna ... Captain Cassian Andor
Ben Mendelsohn ... Director Orson Krennic
Donnie Yen ... Chirrut Imwe
Mads Mikkelsen ... Galen Erso
Alan Tudyk ... K-2SO
Forest Whitaker ... Saw Gerrera
Jimmy Smits ... Bail Organa
Alistair Petrie ... General Draven
Genevieve O'Reilly ... Mon Mothma
Ben Daniels ... General Merrick
Paul Kasey ... Admiral Raddus
Ian McElhinney ... General Dodonna
Fares Fares ... Senator Vaspar
Jonathan Aris ... Senator Jebel
Sharon Duncan-Brewster ... Senator Pamlo
James Earl Jones ... Darth Vader
Valene Kane ... Lyra Erso
Babou Ceesay ... Lieutenant Sefla
Daniel Mays ... Tivik
Andy de la Tour ... General Hurst Romodi
Tony Pitts ... Captain Pterro
Martin Gordon ... Vanee
Eric MacLennan ... Rebel Techs
Francis Magee ... Grizzly Rebel
Bronson Webb ... Rebel MP
Geraldine James ... Blue Three
Ariyon Bakare ... Blue Four
Simon Farnaby ... Blue Five
Drewe Henley ... Red Leader
Angus MacInnes ... Gold Leader
Richard Glover ... Red Twelve
Richard Cunningham ... General Ramda
Rufus Wright ... Lieutenant Casido
Michael Shaeffer ... General Corssin
Geoff Bell ... 2nd Lieutenant Frobb
James Harkness ... Private Basteren
Matt Rippy ... Corporal Rostok
Warwick Davis ... Weeteef Cyubee
Angus Wright ... Hammerhead Captain
Alan Rushton ... Engineer
Richard Franklin ... Engineer
Weston Gavin ... Engineer
Nick Hobbs ... Engineer
977 3/4
Romeo + Juliet 
AMG SYNOPSIS: The classic Shakespearean romantic tragedy is updated by director Baz Luhrmann to a post-modern Verona Beach where swords are merely a brand of gun and bored youths are easily spurred toward violence. Longtime rivals in religion and business, the Montagues and the Capulets share a page from the Jets and Sharks of West Side Story when they form rival gangs. Romeo (Leonardo DiCaprio) is aloof toward the goings-on of his Montague cousins, but after he realizes that Juliet (Claire Danes) is a Capulet at the end of one very wild party, the enmity between the two clans becomes the root of his angst. He relies heavily -- and with serious consequences -- on his rebel gender-bender of a friend, Mercutio (Harold Perrineau Jr.), and Father (not Friar) Lawrence (Pete Postlethwaite) for protection and support. Romeo is, of course, exiled, and it looks like Juliet will be forced into an arranged marriage with the bland Paris (Paul Rudd). It ends, as Romeo and Juliet must, when Romeo hears a tragic piece of misinformation and brings his suicide wish to what was meant to be Juliet 's temporary tomb. This time, though, the turf and the weapon of choice have taken a turn toward the surreal. --

Moods : A Good Cry | A World of Its Own
Themes : First Love | Star-Crossed Lovers | Death in the Family | Feuds | Forbidden Love | Sexual Awakening | Street Gangs
Keywords : star-crossed-lovers, family-disapproval, family-feud, gangster, love, romance, tragic-love
Attributes : High Production Values
Drama, Romance, Romantic Drama, Tragedy 
Leonardo DiCaprio ... Romeo
Claire Danes ... Juliet
John Leguizamo ... Tybalt
Harold Perrineau, Jr. ... Mercutio
Pete Postlethwaite ... Father Laurence
Paul Sorvino ... Fulgencio Capulet
Dash Mihok ... Benvolio
Vondie Curtis-Hall ... Captain Prince
Christina Pickles ... Caroline Montague
Jesse Bradford ... Balthasar
Brian Dennehy ... Ted Montague
Vincent Laresca ... Abra
Miriam Margolyes ... The Nurse
Paul Rudd ... Dave Paris
Diane Venora ... Gloria Capulet
M. Emmet Walsh ... Apothecary
Jamie Kennedy ... Sampson
1082 2/4
Romeo Must Die 
AMG SYNOPSIS: William Shakespeare's streak as the hottest storyteller in Hollywood continues with this modern-dress variation on Romeo and Juliet. In this loose adaptation, Hang Sing (Jet Li) is a former police officer from Hong Kong who comes to the United States following the death of his brother, the leader of an Asian crime ring. Hang Sing discovers that his brother had become involved in a turf battle with an African-American gang, led by Isaak (Delroy Lindo). But his blood lust begins to subside when he falls in love with Isaak's daughter Trish (Aaliyah) and finds himself torn between his affection for her and his desire for justice against the men who killed his brother. Romeo Must Die was the directorial debut of noted cinematographer Andrzej Bartkowiak; the supporting cast includes Russell Wong and Isaiah Washington. --

Moods : Tough Guys
Themes : Class Differences | Cons and Scams | Criminal's Revenge | Death in the Family | Fathers and Daughters | Feuds | Star-Crossed Lovers
Keywords : betrayal, crime-ring, daughter, development, enemy, entrepreneur, escape, prison, revenge, stadium, waterfront
Action, Martial Arts, Odd Couple Film 
Aaliyah ... Trish O'Day
Anthony Anderson ... Maurice
Edoardo Ballerini ... Vincent Roth
DMX ... Silk
Jon Kit Lee ... Po Sing
Jet Li ... Hang Sing
Delroy Lindo ... Isaak O'Day
Isaiah Washington ... Mac
Russell Wong ... Kai
D.B. Woodside ... Colin
Terry Chen ... Kung
609 3/4
The Rookie 
AMG SYNOPSIS: The true story of a middle-aged baseball rookie comes to the screen from Finding Forrester (2000) screenwriter Mike Rich and the studio behind the previous year's equally inspirational sports drama Remember the Titans (2001). Twelve years ago, the pro baseball aspirations of Texas pitcher Jim Morris (Dennis Quaid) were derailed by a severe shoulder injury. Jim became a high school science teacher and baseball coach, married his sweetheart, Lorri (Rachel Griffiths), and settled down to raise a family. After corrective surgery repairs, despite the longstanding damage to his shoulder, Jim discovers that he can pitch a ball even faster than he could before. When his team delivers a lackluster on-field performance in a losing game, coach and players agree to a wager: If they'll make it to the district championships, he'll try out for a major league ball club. When his team makes it to the championship and wins for the first time in the school's history, Jim is forced to live up to his end of the bargain. Nearly laughed off the field, he confounds the pro scouts by tossing successive fastballs that clock at nearly 100 miles per hour. It seems that Jim is about to live his dream of joining a major league team in middle age, when most players are planning their retirement. The Rookie (2002) co-stars Brian Cox, Beth Grant, and Jay Hernandez. -- Karl Williams

Moods : Pick-Me-Ups
Themes : Baseball Players | Fathers and Sons | Big Break | Underdogs
Keywords : baseball, coaching [sports], comeback, family, pitching [sports], teacher, wager
Drama, Biopic [feature], Sports Drama 
Dennis Quaid ... Jim Morris
Rachel Griffiths ... Lorri Morris
Jay Hernandez ... Joaquin "Wack" Campos
Beth Grant ... Olline Morris
Angus T. Jones ... Hunter
Brian Cox ... Jim Morris, Sr.
Rick Gonzalez ... Rudy Bonilla
Chad Lindberg ... Joe David West
Angelo Spizzirri ... Joel De La Garza
Royce D. Applegate ... Henry
Russell Richardson ... Brooks
Raynor Scheine ... Frank
David Blackwell ... Cal
Blue Deckert ... Dave Patterson
Dan Kamin ... Mac
Trevor Morgan ... Young Jim
610 3/4
AMG SYNOPSIS: Held captive for nearly a decade in a tiny shed converted into a living space, a single mother (Brie Larson) and her five-year-old son (Jacob Tremblay) break away from their captor after a daring escape. The mother and son are thrown back into society after years of isolation and struggle to adjust to life outside the room. Lenny Abrahamson directs this deeply emotional drama based on the novel by Emma Donoghue. -- Daniel Gelb

Moods : Nail-biters | Only Human
Themes : Coming Home | Flight of the Innocent | Missing Persons | Mothers and Sons | Parenthood | Single Parents | Trapped or Confined
Keywords : abduction, captive, escape, imprisonment, isolation, kidnapping, mother, son
Drama, Escape Film, Family Drama 
Brie Larson ... Joy "Ma" Newsome
Jacob Tremblay ... Jack
Joan Allen ... Grandma
William H. Macy ... Grandpa
Amanda Brugel ... Officer Parker
Sean Bridgers ... Old Nick
Cas Anvar ... Dr. Mittal
Joe Pingue ... Officer Grabowski
Wendy Crewson ... Talk Show Hostess
Matt Gordon ... Doug
Zarrin Darnell-Martin ... Attending Doctor
Jee-Yun Lee ... News Anchor
Randal Edwards ... Lawyer
Justin Mader ... FBI Agent
Ola Sturik ... Reporter #1
Rodrigo Fernandez-Stoll ... Reporter #2
Rory O'Shea ... Reporter #3
Tom McCamus ... Leo
Jack Fulton ... Jack's Friend
925 2/4
Rough Night 
AMG SYNOPSIS: Ten years after graduating from college, five gal pals reunite for a wild bachelorette party in Miami to celebrate one of their own (Scarlett Johansson) getting hitched. However, their friendships are tested when they must cover up the fact that their festivities accidentally caused the death of a male stripper. Kate McKinnon, Jillian Bell, Ilana Glazer, and Zoë Kravitz co-star in this black comedy from director Lucia Aniello. -- Jack Rodgers

Moods : Comedy on the Edge
Themes : Arrested Adolescence | Hide the Dead Body | Keeping a Secret | Wanderlust
Keywords : bachelorette, road-trip, secrets, sexual, stripper, traveling
Comedy, Black Comedy, Comedy of Errors, Sex Comedy 
Scarlett Johansson ... Jess
Kate McKinnon ... Pippa
Jillian Bell ... Alice
Ty Burrell ... Pietro
Demi Moore ... Lea
Dean Winters ... Detective Frazier
Enrique Murciano Jr. ... Detective Ruiz
Patrick Carlyle ... Patrick
Eric André ... Jake
Bo Burnham ... Tobey
Karan Soni ... Raviv
Laura Grey ... Lisa
Grant Monohon ... Dreadlock Guy
Daniel Raymont ... Sommelier
Madison Arnold ... Morty
Dorothi Fox ... Female Clerk
Matty Blake ... State Trooper Gary
Peter Grosz ... Cliff
Devin Ratray ... Bud
Peter Francis James ... Jack Eason
Miriam Tolan ... Maureen
Daniel Lee ... College Guy
611 3/4
AMG SYNOPSIS: John Dahl directed this exploration of New York private clubs devoted to high-stakes poker, with first-person narration from the film's central figure, law student Mike McDermott (Matt Damon), who loses his entire savings to Russian club owner Teddy KGB (John Malkovich). Mike then turns away from cards, devoting his attentions to his law studies and his live-in girlfriend Jo (Gretchen Mol), who's concerned when Mike's former gambling buddy Worm (Edward Norton) is released from prison. She has good reason to worry, since it takes Worm only a matter of minutes to draw Mike back into poker action. When she learns Mike has returned to the poker clubs, she moves out, and Mike begins to lose interest in his studies. Worm has a pre-prison debt, and the threatening Grama (Michael Rispoli) wants the money. Mike not only indulges the irresponsible Worm, he gets involved in Worm's debts. When Grama demands $15,000 on a five-day deadline, the two buddies go into high gear with a non-stop, no-sleep gambling binge that spirals downward toward an ultimate confrontation with Teddy KGB. Darkened club interiors and New York nights are captured by the cinematography of Jean Yves Escoffier, who moved from French films (the 1991 Les Amants du Pont Neuf) to American movies with the reflective surfaces of Excess Baggage (1997) and the patina of pathos found in Harmony Korine's experimental Gummo (1997). Shown at the 1998 Venice Film Festival and the 1998 Montreal Film Festival. -- Bhob Stewart

Themes : Gambling | Dangerous Friends | Hotshots | Cons and Scams
Keywords : poker, gambler-compulsive, gambling, debt, friendship, high-stakes, law-student, girlfriend
Attributes : High Production Values, Sleeper
Drama, Post-Noir (Modern Noir), Psychological Drama, Urban Drama, Buddy Film 
Matt Damon ... Mike McDermott
Edward Norton ... Worm
John Turturro ... Joey Kinish
Gretchen Mol ... Jo
Famke Janssen ... Petra
John Malkovich ... Teddy KGB
Martin Landau ... Abe Petrovsky
Michael Rispoli ... Grama
Melina Kanakaredes ... Barbara
Josh Mostel ... Zagosh
Lenny Clarke ... Savino
Tom Aldredge ... Judge Marinacci
Chris Messina
612 3/4
Rudolph and the Island of Misfit Toys 
AMG SYNOPSIS: This Christmas musical, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer & the Island of Misfit Toys, relates the adventures of everyone's favorite reindeer and his beloved owner, Santa, when they come across an island populated by broken toys. Hollywood heavy-hitters Jamie Lee Curtis, Rick Moranis, and Oscar-winner Richard Dreyfuss head up the list of performers who contribute their voices to this animated, family friendly film. -- Perry Seibert

Themes : Talking Animals | Toys Come to Life
Keywords : Christmas, Christmas-spirit, reindeer, Santa-Claus, toy
Children's/Family, Animated Musical, Children's Fantasy, Fantasy Adventure 
Rick Moranis ... Toy Taker/Mr. Cuddles the Teddy Bear
Jamie Lee Curtis ... Queen Camilla
Richard Dreyfuss ... Scoop the Snowman
Kathleen Barr ... Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer/Mrs. Claus/Dolly
Scott McNeil ... Hermey the Elf, D.D.S/Yukon Cornelius/Coach Comet
613 2/4
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer 
AMG SYNOPSIS: This stop-motion animagic version of the classic Christmas tale adds a bit of a twist when Rudolph encounters an abominable snowman. This was made for TV and features Burl Ives as the narrator. -- Phillip Erlewine

Keywords : Abominable Snowman, Christmas, holiday, journey, reindeer, Santa-Claus
Children's/Family, Animated Musical, Holiday Film 
Burl Ives ... Sam, the Snowman
Larry D. Mann
Paul Soles
Alfie Scopp
Paul Kligman
Billie Richards
614 3/4
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer 
AMG SYNOPSIS: Bill Kowalchuk produced and directed this animated interpretation of the familiar Christmas fable about the eccentric reindeer, highlighted by nine musical numbers. Following the song's basic outline, dad Blitzen is embarrassed by the antics of cute yet offbeat Rudolph who has a glowing nose, gets depressed, dreams of flying, and shares his problem with Santa Claus (voice of John Goodman). The evil Stormella (Whoopi Goldberg) kidnaps Rudolph and unleashes wretched weather to prevent Santa from his appointed rounds. Rudolph, as one might expect, saves the day by lighting Santa's way through the storm. -- Bhob Stewart

Themes : Underdogs
Keywords : Christmas, fable, nose, reindeer, Santa-Claus, storm
Children's/Family, Animated Musical 
John Goodman ... Santa Claus
Eric Idle ... Slyly the Fox
Bob Newhart ... Leonard the Polar Bear
Debbie Reynolds ... Mrs. Santa Claus
Whoopi Goldberg ... Stormella
Kathleen Barr ... Grown-up Rudolph
615 1/4
Rugrats Go Wild 
AMG SYNOPSIS: Two of the most popular animated series on the children's cable network Nickelodeon get wrapped up in one big-screen package in this comedy-adventure, featuring the characters from Rugrats and The Wild Thornberrys. Drew and Didi Pickles (voices of Michael Bell and Melanie Chartoff) decide to take a special vacation with their children, Tommy (voice of Elizabeth Daily) and Angelica (voice of Cheryl Chase), with their friends (both grown-ups and toddlers) coming along for the ride. However, the ship Drew has chartered isn't especially seaworthy, and their party ends up stranded on an uncharted island in the Pacific. The kids figure the day is saved when they discover that famous explorer and television personality Sir Nigel Tornberry (voice of Tim Curry) is also on the island with his family, but after he gets a world-class knock on the head from a coconut, Nigel's upper intellectual register gets knocked out of commission. The Rugrats are then forced to turn to Nigel's daughter, Eliza (voice of Lacey Chabert), who not only knows the wilds, but can talk to animals, which comes as quite a surprise to Spike (voice of Bruce Willis), the Pickles' family pooch. Rugrats Go Wild also features the voice talents of LL Cool J, Cree Summer, Nancy Cartwright, Jack Riley, and Flea. -- Mark Deming

Moods : Just for Fun
Themes : Family Vacations | Mischievous Children | Stranded
Keywords : stranded, talking-animal, vacation
Children's/Family, Family-Oriented Adventure 
Bruce Willis ... Spike the Dog
Chrissie Hynde ... Siri the Leopard
Nancy Cartwright ... Chuckie Finster
Kath Soucie ... Betty DeVille, Phil, Lil
Cheryl Chase ... Angelica Pickles
Tara Strong ... Dil Pickles
Melanie Chartoff ... Didi Pickles
Jack Riley ... Stu Pickles
Tress MacNeille ... Charlotte Pickles
Dionne Quan ... Kimi
Cree Summer ... Susie Carmichael
Lacey Chabert ... Eliza Thornberry
Tim Curry ... Nigel Thornberry
Danielle Harris ... Debbie Thornberry
Tom Kane ... Darwin
Jodi Carlisle ... Marianne Thornberry
Christine Cavanaugh ... Chuckie
Elizabeth Daily ... Tommy Pickles
Flea ... Donnie Thornberry
LL Cool J ... Piki
616 2/4
Rugrats in Paris: The Movie 
AMG SYNOPSIS: The biggest babies in the entertainment business take their act to Europe in this sequel to the surprise-hit animated feature The Rugrats Movie. Chuckie (voice of Christine Cavanaugh) has been fretting over his father Chas (voice of Michael Bell) and his status as a single father, as he wants to have a mommy like all of his friends. Chas and his father Stu (voice of Jack Riley) were hired to create a bevy of electronic critters for the newly opened Euro-Reptarland theme park, but the robots are acting up, and park manager Coco La Bouche (Susan Sarandon) is hopping mad. So Stu and Chas are flown to Paris to do some repairs, with Chas bringing Chuckie and all his friends along. Their visit to the City of Lights proves to be one adventure after another, as Chuckie tries to find a suitable mother (with Coco leading the pack) and Tommy (voice of Elizabeth Dailey) somehow gets behind the wheel of the giant Reptar robot. Rugrats in Paris: The Movie features original songs from T-Boz from TLC, The Baha Men, and Mylene Farmer, while John Lithgow, Debbie Reynolds, and Mako contribute to the voice cast. -- Mark Deming

Moods : Just for Fun
Themes : Americans Abroad | Mischievous Children
Keywords : baby, Europe, vacation, France, mother, robot, theme-park
Children's/Family, Family-Oriented Adventure 
Elizabeth Daily ... Tommy Pickles
Christine Cavanaugh ... Chuckey Finster
Susan Sarandon ... Coco La Bouche
Cheryl Chase ... Anjelica Pickles
Jack Riley ... Stu Pickles
Melanie Chartoff ... Didi Pickles
Kath Soucie
John Lithgow ... Jean-Claude
Debbie Reynolds
Casey Kasem
Tim Curry
Dan Castellaneta
Tress MacNeille
Kevin Richardson
Billy West
Joe Alaskey ... Grandpa Pickles
617 3/4
The Rugrats Movie 
AMG SYNOPSIS: Based on the popular Nickelodeon TV series Rugrats, this is the first full-length feature animated movie to star the little tots. It's the story of diaper-clad kids, told from a baby's point- of-view, and they were one of the hottest-selling toy franchises of the late '90s. The film features a hilarious musical number in the hospital nursery, where newborns have the voices of major rock stars that include Jakob Dylan (Bob Dylan's son), Iggy Pop, Lou Rawls, Lisa Loeb, and Patti Smith, to name a few. The story escalates when self-proclaimed leader Tommy Pickles is thrust into an impossible situation with the birth of his new brother, Dil Pickles. This new kid is grabbing all the attention and won't stop crying. With the help of other toddlers Lil and Phil, Tommy decides that the baby should be returned to the hospital for fixing. They all hop on their little wagon and take a high-speed ride straight into the deep woods where they realize they're lost. Chased around by animals (or so they think), the Rugrats clan must get home in one piece. Other celebrity voices include Whoopi Goldberg and The Rocky Horror Picture Show's Tim Curry, as well as Saturday Night Live's Andrea Martin and David Spade. -- Chris Gore

Themes : Mischievous Children | Sibling Relationships
Keywords : baby, home, hospital, lost, newborn, sibling, woods [place]
Children's/Family, Family-Oriented Comedy 
Elizabeth Daily ... Tommy Pickles
Christine Cavanaugh ... Chuckie Finster
Kath Soucie ... Lil De Ville, Phil De Ville
Cheryl Chase ... Angelica Pickles
Melanie Chartoff ... Didi Pickles
Jack Riley ... Stu Pickles
Joe Alaskey ... Grandpa Pickles
Cree Summer ... Susie Carmichael
Tress MacNeille ... Charlotte Pickles
Busta Rhymes ... Reptar Wagon
Whoopi Goldberg ... Ranger Margaret
David Spade ... Ranger Frank
1160 1/4
AMG SYNOPSIS: Best-selling author Michael Crichton wrote and directed this science fiction thriller that combined the influences of Blade Runner (1982), comic books, and Crichton's ongoing fascination with the dangers of high technology. Tom Selleck stars as Sergeant Jack Ramsey, a single father in the near future, when robots have largely replaced humans in performing menial labor. However, the robots occasionally malfunction, threatening human life and requiring a specialist like Jack, who terminates the haywire "runaways." Investigating a particularly nasty series of recent cases, Jack and his new partner Karen Thompson (Cynthia Rhodes) discover a connection between the runaways and Charles Luther (Kiss frontsman Gene Simmons). Luther, a maniacal genius, is masterminding a plot to create an army of killing machines. With time running out, it's up to Jack and Karen to match wits with Luther and save humanity. --

Moods : Nail-biters
Themes : Future Dystopias | Race Against Time | Terrorism | Computer Paranoia | Technology Run Amok | Robots and Androids
Keywords : rampage, android, bad-guy, experiment, friendship, good-guy, investigation, killing, killler-robot, machine, murder, police, robot, technology, terrorism, world-domination
Science Fiction, Sci-Fi Action 
Tom Selleck ... Ramsay
Cynthia Rhodes ... Thompson
Gene Simmons ... Luther
Kirstie Alley ... Jackie
Stan Shaw ... Marvin
Joey Cramer ... Bobby
G.W. Bailey ... Chief
Chris Mulkey ... Johnson
Babs Chula ... Construction Worker
Steven Wright ... Pilot
Anne-Marie Martin ... Hooker at Bar
Michael Paul Chan ... Wilson
Elizabeth Norment ... Miss Shields
Jackson Davies ... Inspector
Paul Batten ... Harry
Cec Verrell ... Hooker
Natino Bellantoni ... Headwaiter
Betty Phillips ... Linda
Andrew Rhodes ... Cameraman
Stephen Thorne ... Tommy
Stephen E. Miller ... Rudy
Bob Metcalfe ... Tracer
David Longworth ... Man
Todd Duckworth ... Paramedic
Rodney Gage ... Cop
Murray Ord ... Cop #3
Frank Serio ... Cop
Lloyd Berry ... Passenger
Deborah Fallender ... Alley Voice #4
Hank Hooker ... Farm Voice #3
David McCharen ... Police Voice #4
Moira Walley ... Jogger
618 2/4
Runaway Jury 
AMG SYNOPSIS: Three people attempt to bend justice for their own purposes in this drama based on the best-selling novel by John Grisham. After a man dies in a shooting incident, his wife files a lawsuit against the company that manufactured the gun, with her lawyer, Wendell Rohr (Dustin Hoffman), arguing that the firm in question knew the shop which sold the weapon was not following federal regulations pertaining to the sale of firearms. As the case goes to trial, the firearm manufacturer is taking no chances on the outcome of a potentially devastating case, and they hire as part of their legal team Rankin Fitch (Gene Hackman), a "jury consultant" who makes it his business to see that he knows enough about the jurors to be able to guarantee the result of the trial. Fitch and his team have learned incriminating secrets about nearly everyone hearing the evidence, but Fitch discovers two factors he wasn't counting upon -- Nick Easter (John Cusack), the jury member who appears to have an agenda all his own, and Marlee (Rachel Weisz), a mysterious woman who has her own plans regarding bending the jury to her will. Bruce Davison, Jeremy Piven, and Bruce McGill round out the supporting cast. Incidentally, in John Grisham's original book, the case was filed against a cigarette manufacturer, but the producers opted to adjust the story after several real-life trials against tobacco companies. -- Mark Deming

Moods : Food for Thought
Themes : Fighting the System | Miscarriage of Justice | Crisis of Conscience | Lawyers
Keywords : corruption, legal-system, jury, gun-control, lawsuit, lawyer, trial [courtroom]
Drama, Thriller, Courtroom Drama, Social Problem Film 
John Cusack ... Nick Easter
Gene Hackman ... Rankin Fitch
Dustin Hoffman ... Wendell Rohr
Rachel Weisz ... Marlee
Bruce Davison ... Durwood Cable
Bruce McGill ... Judge Harkin
Jeremy Piven ... Lawrence Green
Melora Walters
Nick Searcy ... Doyle
Stanley Anderson ... Henry Jankle
Cliff Curtis ... Frank Herrera
Nestor Serrano ... Janovich
Leland Orser ... Lamb
Jennifer Beals ... Vanessa Lembeck
Gerry Bamman ... Herman Grimes
Joanna Going ... Celeste Wood
Bill Nunn ... Lonnie Shaver
Juanita Jennings ... Loreen Duke
Marguerite Moreau ... Amanda Monroe
Nora Dunn ... Stella Hulic
Guy Torry ... Eddie Weese
Rusty Schwimmer ... Millie Dupree
Luis Guzman ... Jerry Fernandez
Orlando Jones ... Jerome
Michael Arata ... Raines
Jason Davis ... Phillip Savelle
Deacon Dawson ... Hoppy Dupree
Corri English ... Lydia Deets
Wayne Ferrara ... Special Agent Novecki
Stuart Greer ... Kincaid
Douglas M. Griffin ... Terry Docken
Rhoda Griffis ... Rikki Coleman
Gary Grubbs ... Dobbs
Fahnlohnee R. Harris ... Sylvia Deshazo
Lori Heuring ... Maxine
David Jensen ... Shamburg
Mark Jeffrey Miller ... Vaughn
Irene Ziegler ... Peggy Grimes
619 0/4
The Runner 
AMG SYNOPSIS: A Louisiana politician (Nicolas Cage) earns accolades after he advocates for the common man in the aftermath of the BP oil spill, but a sex scandal threatens to upend his career. -- Violet LeVoit

Moods : Nail-biters
Themes : Office Politics | Political Corruption | Scandals and Cover-Ups
Keywords : career, oil-company, oil-refinery, politician, scandal
Drama, Political Thriller 
Nicolas Cage ... Colin Pryce
Sarah Paulson ... Kate Haber
Connie Nielsen ... Deborah Pryce
Wendell Pierce ... Frank Legrand
Bryan Batt ... Mark Lavin
Peter Fonda ... Rayne Pryce
Dana Gourrier ... Daria Walker
Ciera Payton ... Lucy Hall
Fredric Lehne ... Senator Owens
James Moses Black ... Dr. Haleman
Donna Duplantier ... Bernadette Richards
Brooke Hoover ... Maryellen Briggs
Darcel Moreno ... Alyssa
Kerry Cahill ... Lt. Jen Wyman
Marcus Lyle Brown ... Chris Wilcox
Wanetah Walmsley ... Layla Provich
Cullen Deuce Tonry ... Robby Haber
Michael Santos ... Bryan Haber
Christine Kelly ... Brooke Davis
Chris Papavasiliou ... Bill Musgrave
Wilbert Williams ... Oysterman
Lawton Paseka ... George Micah
James Yeargain ... Kingfish Blogger
Ashley Arpel ... Waitress
Jon Eyez ... Terrence Hall
Harold Evans ... Veteran Journalist
Rhonda Dents ... Housekeeper
Mary O'Rourke ... Lavin's Assistant
Thomas Francis Murphy ... Shrimper
Ian Hoch ... Time's Photographer
Judd Derek Lormand ... Dan Smith
Lara Grice ... Nurse
Yanina Hope ... Reporter
Moses Millman ... Luke Harbor
620 0/4
S. Darko 
AMG SYNOPSIS: Daveigh Chase reprises her role as Samantha Darko in this sequel set seven years after the events of director Richard Kelly's acclaimed cult hit. The day Donnie Darko died, his family died too. Almost a decade later, eighteen year old Sam still feels the loss every day. She longs to become a professional dancer, and decides to take a road trip to California with her best friend Corey (Briana Evigan). When their car breaks down just outside the dusty small town of Conejo Springs, carefree Corey bides her time waiting for a new water pump to arrive by striking up a friendship with local bad boy Randy Holt (Ed Westwick). The following morning, a meteor crashes to the ground nearby, destroying a local farmer's windmill and leaving a gaping crater in the ground. In the aftermath of that unsettling incident, Sam's disturbing prophetic dreams seem to start spilling over into the real world. Could the people around her prove the key to unlocking this unearthly mystery? Unfortunately for Sam, religious fanatics Trudy Potter (Elizabeth Berkley) and Pastor John Mellit (Matthew Davis) seem more interested in spouting religious clichés that pondering the end of the world, and Randy and the locals are too busy partying to notice that events are coming to a head. When the locals begin to gossip, Sam and Corey's friendship starts to suffer, and the pair have a bitter falling out. Unaware of the fact that they have become inexorably bound by fate to a missing child, an unstable Gulf War veteran, and a mysterious rift in the time-space continuum, the former friends discover that the world will soon perish unless a substantial sacrifice is made. -- Jason Buchanan

Themes : End of the World | Psychic Abilities | Stranded
Keywords : hallucination, meteor, rabbit, vision [mystical]
Fantasy, Psychological Thriller 
Daveigh Chase ... Samantha Darko
Briana Evigan ... Corey
Jackson Rathbone
James Lafferty
Ed Westwick ... Randy Holt
Justin Chatwin
Elizabeth Berkley ... Trudy Potter
Matthew Davis ... Pastor John Mellit
Zulay Henao
John Hawkes
Bret Roberts
1141 2/4
AMG SYNOPSIS: In this biting comedy satirizing Hollywood cynicism from writer-director Blake Edwards, Felix Farmer (Richard Mulligan) is a motion picture director whose career is on the skids. Having just completed a family musical that is sure to be a $30 million flop, Felix knows that his days are numbered and tries unsuccessfully to commit suicide. When he recovers, Felix suddenly has a brainstorm and hatches a scheme to buy the film back from his studio and lens new scenes that will turn it into a pornographic movie with big stars, a sure-fire box office winner. In order to pull it off, he'll need to convince his female lead and wife, Sally Miles (Julie Andrews, not coincidentally the director's real-life wife) to defy her wholesome, squeaky-clean public image by baring her breasts on film. S.O.B. (1981) was the final film of legendary actor William Holden. --

Moods : Comedy on the Edge
Themes : All Washed Up | Filmmaking
Keywords : actor, behind-the-scenes, film, film-director, filmmaker, Hollywood, reputation, scheme, topless, nonconformity, pornography, stars [celebrities], failure, show, wife, suicide
Comedy, Satire, Showbiz Comedy, Sex Comedy, Tragi-comedy 
Julie Andrews ... Sally Miles
William Holden ... Tim Culley
Marisa Berenson ... Mavis
Larry Hagman ... Dick Benson
Robert Loggia ... Herb Maskowitz
Stuart Margolin ... Gary Murdock
Richard Mulligan ... Felix Farmer
Robert Preston ... Dr. Irving Finegarten
Craig Stevens ... Willard
Loretta Swit ... Polly Reed
Robert Vaughn ... David Blackman
Robert Webber ... Ben Coogan
Shelley Winters ... Eva Brown
Scott Allen
Corbin Bernsen
Neil Flanagan
Virginia Gregg ... Mortician's Wife
Jill Jaress
Julia Jennings
Stephen Johnson
Byron Kane ... Mortician
John Lawlor ... Capitol Studios Vice-President
Len Lawson
Shelby Leverington
Fay McKenzie
Bill McLaughlin
Tony Miller
Dave Morick
Charles Parks
James Purcell
Bert Rosario ... Gardner
Gay Rowan
Borah Silver
Ken Smolka
Henry Sutton
Noel Toy
Sharri Zak
Katherine MacMurray ... Tommy Taylor
Jennifer Edwards ... Lila
Paul Stewart ... Harry Sandler
Benson Fong ... Chinese Chef
Larry Storch ... Guru
Ken Swofford ... Guard
Rosanna Arquette ... Babs
David Young ... Sam Marshall
Charles Lampkin ... Butler
Hamilton Camp ... Lab Manager
Pat Colbert
Todd Everett ... Guard/Cop
Gene Nelson ... Clive Lytell
Joe Penny ... Officer Buchwald
John Pleshette ... Capitol Studios Vice-President
Paddy Stone ... Barker
Erica Yohn
621 2/4
AMG SYNOPSIS: Clark Johnson's big-screen adaptation of the 1970s television series S.W.A.T. stars Colin Farrell as Jim Street, a young special weapons and tactics team member who, in the film's opening sequence, is demoted after his hothead partner Jeremy Renner shoots a hostage while trying to kill her captor. In need of good press, the higher-ups call in SWAT expert Hondo Harrelson (Samuel L. Jackson) to put together an elite team that can bring some luster back to the badge. He chooses Street, veteran T.J. (Josh Charles), and tough single mother Chris Sanchez (Michelle Rodriguez). The new team survives a series of tests before hitting the streets. Their first big assignment involves transporting an international criminal (Olivier Martinez) to federal authorities. The criminal had offered a hundred million dollars to anyone who can bust him out. -- Perry Seibert

Moods : Adrenaline Rush
Themes : Rogue Cops
Keywords : SWAT-team, criminal, drug-lord, proposition, Special-Forces, transportation, escape
Action, Thriller, Action Thriller, Crime Thriller 
Samuel L. Jackson ... Sgt. Dan "Hondo" Harrelson
Colin Farrell ... Jim Street
Michelle Rodriguez ... Chris Sanchez
LL Cool J ... Deacon "Deke" Kaye
Josh Charles ... T.J.
Jeremy Renner ... Brian "Poker" Gamble
Brian Van Holt ... Michael Boxer
James DuMont ... Gus
Olivier Martinez ... Alex Montel
Michael Ealy
Reg E. Cathey ... Lt. Greg Velasquez
Larry Poindexter ... Capt. Thomas Fuller
Matt Gerald ... Nick
Page Kennedy ... Travis Shipley
Benjamin King
Ashley Scott
Richard Steinmetz ... S.W.A.T. Negotiator
Shannon Sturges
Jay Acovone ... Lear Jet Pilot
Mario Aguilar Jr. ... Beat-Up Latino Thug
Peter Allas ... Bistro Gangster #1
Denis Arndt ... Sgt. Howard
Michael Baker ... Range Official
Dianne Barone ... Newscaster #1
Joe Bucaro III ... Robber #3
Brad Crosby ... Lee
Reed Diamond ... Officer David Burress
Martin Dorsla ... Hip Cop
Steve Forrest ... S.W.A.T. Truck Driver
Maria Galvez ... Latino Woman
Willie Gault ... Newscaster #2
Lindsey Ginter ... Agent Hauser
Sheri Goldner ... Dispatcher #1
Bruce Gray ... Mr. Richard Segerstrom
Steven Hack ... Injured Bank Manager
Krista Hartling ... Motorcycle Cop
Daniel Ichikawa ... Sgt. Yamoto
Lucinda Jenney ... Kathy
Clark Johnson ... Deke's Handsome Partner
Tricia Kelly ... Waitress at Pub
Jenya Lano ... Monique
Brian Leckner ... Cashier
Iris Little Thomas ... Bank Supervisor
Domenick Lombardozzi ... GQ
Elio Lupi ... Hot Dog Vendor
Larry McCormick ... Himself
E. Roger Mitchell ... Agent Kirkland
Jay Montalvo ... Spanish Newscaster
Neal H. Moritz ... Luxury Car Driver
Devika Parikh ... Jail Intake Reporter
Rod Perry ... Deke's Dad
Audra Platz ... Dispatcher #2
Stephen Ramsey ... Lear Jet Co-Pilot
Ken Rudulph ... Reporter
Heather Salmon ... Wounded Bank Teller
Gregory Sporleder ... Robber #1
David St. James ... Polish Hostage
Arlow Stewart ... Homeboy
Andy Umberger ... Deputy Chief
Nicholas Vachon ... Agusta Pilot #1
Jeff Wincott ... Ed Taylor
1084 2/4
AMG SYNOPSIS: A suicidal New Jersey cage fighter protects a young Chinese math prodigy from Triads, Russian gangsters, and corrupt cops in this action thriller from producer Lawrence Bender (Pulp Fiction) and writer/director Boaz Yakin (Fresh, A Price Above Rubies). Ten-year-old Mei (Catherine Chan) is a genuine numbers wizard from Nanjing. Unfortunately, her unusual proficiency in mathematics has made her the target of Triad boss Han Jaio (James Hong), who abducts the young girl from her home and sends her to America to help keep his underhanded business dealings a well-guarded secret. Mei has the ability to store a virtual library of financial information in her head, and by having the young girl as his personal bookkeeper, Han is able to operate without fear of being implicated by a telling paper trail. Meanwhile, as Mei follows her new "father" Chang (Reggie Lee) on his many extortion outings, Luke Wright (Jason Statham) takes flight from the Russian mafia after botching a fixed fight and seeing his wife murdered in retribution. Mei's and Luke's fates collide, however, when, soon after Han Jiao makes the trip to America to give the young girl a secret number, the fallen fighter witnesses her fleeing from Russian gangsters just as he is about to take his own life. At that moment, Luke pulls himself back from the brink and decides to take action. But now Luke's death wish may come true sooner than he anticipated; not only are the Triads and the Russians determined to get that number by any means necessary, but corrupt NYPD captain Wolf (Robert John Burke) is hell-bent on beating them to it -- and has the power of the law on his side. As day turns to night, Luke realizes that his time is quickly running out. Perhaps if Luke can save Mei, he will have finally taken the first crucial steps down the road to redemption and toward a new life where he won't have to fight in order to survive. --

Moods : Tough Guys
Themes : Child Prodigies | Death of a Partner | Out For Revenge | Police Corruption | Protecting the Innocent | Redemption | Triad | Vigilantes
Keywords : death-wish, extortion, fighter, gangster, kidnapping, prodigy
Crime, Action Thriller, Crime Thriller 
Jason Statham ... Luke Wright
Catherine Chan ... Mei
Robert John Burke ... Captain Wolf
James Hong ... Han Jiao
Anson Mount ... Alex Rosen
Chris Sarandon ... Mayor Tramello
Sandor Tecsy ... Emile Docheski
Joseph Sikora ... Vassily Docheski
Igor Jijikine ... Chemyakin
Reggie Lee ... Quan Chang
James Colby ... Detective Mears
Matt O'Toole ... Detective Lasky
Jack Gwaltney ... Detective Reddick
Barry D. Bradford ... Detective Benoit
Jay Giannone ... Detective Kolfax
James Tolbert III ... Crazy Guy
Danni Lang ... Ling
Julian Marzal ... Lieutenant Teague
Scott Nicholson ... Sergeant Mackelvane
Kathy Ann Zhang ... Kake
Byron Zheng ... Feng
Lyman Chen ... Principal
Howie Brown ... Mayor's Aide
Danny Hoch ... Julius Borkow
Suzanne Savoy ... Furious Woman
Dan McCabe ... Young Homeless Man
John Wooten ... Shelter Security 1
Brian Anthony Wilson ... Shelter Security 2
Victor Pagan ... Wild-Eyed Man
Henry Kwan ... Korean Grocer
Marvina Vinique ... Salesgirl
Jennifer Skyler ... Hotel Receptionist
Kate Rogal ... Hooker
Tony Cheng ... Disco Triad
Dmitriy Kojevnikov ... Mamoschka's Chef
Oksana Lada ... Mamoschka's Hostess
Al Kao ... Asian Patrolman
John Cenatiempo ... Russian Gangster
Danny Shea ... Police Tech
Matt Dellapina ... Uniformed Cop
Stephen Oyoung ... Triad Laptop Soldier
Tim Carr ... Young Aide
Daoud Heidami ... Taxi Driver
Ben Sinclair ... Angry Man
Oleg Ivanov ... Russiban Mobster
Zun Lin ... Triad With Duffel
Alexander Kogan ... Russian Singer
Laurence Covington ... Irate Homeless Man
1083 2/4
Safe House 
AMG SYNOPSIS: A rookie CIA operative goes on the run with a rogue former intelligence officer after a South African safe house comes under attack by heavily armed mercenaries. Matt Weston (Ryan Reynolds) is a CIA agent just waiting for the perfect opportunity to prove himself. But that's no easy task when you've been cooped up in an empty Cape Town safe house for a whole year. Weston realizes that a prime opportunity is headed his way, however, when he learns that former agent Tobin Frost (Denzel Washington) has been captured after nearly a decade on the run. Frost is about to become Weston's one and only guest at the safe house, and the fledgling agent is determined to handle the situation like a true professional. But by selling U.S. secrets to countries like North Korea, Frost has made more than his fair share of enemies in high places, and shortly after he arrives at the safe house, all hell breaks loose. A small army of gunmen are determined to see Frost dead. Meanwhile, Weston will do everything in his power to protect Frost, regardless of his crimes. Now Weston's only hope for getting out of this alive is to find out who's gunning for them, and seek out someone he can trust before it's too late. --

Moods : Adrenaline Rush
Themes : Assassination Plots | Crisis of Conscience | Police Corruption | Race Against Time
Keywords : safe-house, assassination, CIA (Central-Intelligence-Agency), trainee
Thriller, Action Thriller 
Denzel Washington ... Tobin Frost
Ryan Reynolds ... Matt Weston
Vera Farmiga ... Catherine Linklater
Brendan Gleeson ... David Barlow
Sam Shepard ... Harlan Whitford
Nora Arnezeder ... Ana Moreau
Robert Patrick ... Daniel Kiefer
Liam Cunningham ... Alec Wade
Joel Kinnaman ... Keller
Fares Fares ... Vargas
Jena Dover ... CIA Analyst
Stephen Rider ... CIA Analyst
Daniel Fox ... CIA Analyst
Tracie Thoms ... CIA Analyst
Sara Arrington ... CIA Analyst
Kenneth Fok ... CIA Analyst
Bryan Van Niekerk ... Linklater's Assistant
Nicole Sherwin ... Whitford's Assistant
Pope Jerrod ... Beck
Allen Irwin ... Greer
Jake McLaughlin ... Miller
Aidan Bennetts ... Ericksson
Vernon Willemse ... Velez
Traian Milenov ... Vargas Lieutenant
Dumani Mtya ... Vargas Lieutenant
Thembaletu Tyutu ... Vargas Lieutenant
Oliver Bailey ... Vargas Lieutenant
Roy Taylor ... Vargas Lieutenant
Boris Martinez ... Strip Club Mercenary
Stephen Bishop ... Marine Guard
Scott Sparrow ... Marine Guard
Fana Mokoena ... Officer-in-Charge
Jody J. Abrahams ... Stadium Cop
Dirk Stoltz ... Stadium Cop
Craig Palm ... Stadium Cop
Craig Hawks ... Stadium Cop
Tyrone Dadd ... Stadium Cop
Tilly Powell ... Woman Trampled
Lynita Crofford ... Reporter at Stadium
Tanit Phoenix ... Hostess
Abdul Ntotera ... Businessman
Ayabonga Mtekeli ... Boy
Nambitha Mpumlwana ... Illana
Lelethu Nongalaza ... Ernestine
Namhla Tshuka ... Villar Daughter
Simphiwe Mabuya ... Villar Son-in-Law
Louis Gouws ... BMW Driver
Jerry Mofokeng ... Man at Mint
John C. King ... CNN Reporter (Himself)
Bruce Young ... CIA Aide - S.A.
Aidan Whytock ... CIA Aide - S.A.
Geon Nel ... CIA Aide - S.A.
623 2/4
Salem's Lot 
AMG SYNOPSIS: Novelist Ben Mears returns to his hometown of Salem, finding that things have changed a bit. More than a bit, in fact: the previously warm and friendly community is downright sinister. Mears suspects that the bizarre behavior of his onetime friends and neighbors is the handiwork of oddball antique dealer Richard Straker. We won't reveal here the secret of Salem; suffice to say that the action goes directly to the jugular, and that makeup artists Jack Young and Ben Lane won an Emmy nomination. Based on the best-selling novel by Stephen King, Salem's Lot was originally telecast in two parts on November 17 and 24, 1979; it was subsequently pared down to a single three-hour installment, which in turn was whittled down to about two hours for cable-TV play. -- Hal Erickson

Moods : Nail-biters
Themes : Vampires | Missing Persons | Evil Children
Keywords : haunted-house, antique-dealer, small-town, vampire, writer, hometown, sinister
Attributes : High Production Values
Horror, Supernatural Horror 
David Soul ... Ben Mears
James Mason ... Richard Straker
Lance Kerwin ... Mark Petrie
Bonnie Bedelia
Lew Ayres ... Jason Burke
Reggie Nalder ... Kurt Barlow
Ed Flanders
Clarissa Kaye
Kenneth McMillan
Fred Willard
Marie Windsor
Julie Cobb
George Dzundza
Geoffrey Lewis ... Mike
Barbara Babcock ... June Petrie
Joshua Bryant ... Ted Petrie
James Gallery ... Father Donald Callahan
Robert Lussier ... Nolly Gardner
Brad Savage ... Danny Glick
Ronnie Scribner ... Ralphie Glick
Ned Wilson ... Henry Glick
Bonnie Bartlett ... Ann Norton
622 3/4
Salem's Lot 
AMG SYNOPSIS: In this TV adaptation of the Stephen King novel, a journalist with traumatic memories of his haunted childhood returns to find his hometown being infiltrated by vampires. As a boy in Jerusalem's Lot, ME, Ben Mears (Rob Lowe) took a dare and broke into a local mansion called the Marsten House. There, he had the misfortune of discovering the corpses resulting from a scandalous murder/suicide. Decades later, he returns to find that a mysterious antiques dealer (Donald Sutherland) and his unseen business partner (Rutger Hauer) have moved into the Marsten House. Soon, townspeople begin disappearing and dying, only to return, floating outside the windows of their loved ones and begging to be let in. Only Ben and a few newfound allies suspect the awful truth: that something unholy has overtaken their town...something with links to the sinister mansion of Ben's nightmares. Originally broadcast June 20 and 21, 2004, on the TNT cable network, Salem's Lot was scripted by Peter Filardi, who previously penned The Craft and Flatliners. Shot on-location in Australia, this is the second television adaptation of Salem's Lot, and it follows Tobe Hooper's 1979 version. Hauer and Sutherland are old vampire buddies, having previously co-starred in the original Buffy the Vampire Slayer film. -- Brian J. Dillard

Moods : Nail-biters
Themes : Vampires
Keywords : corpse, dare, hometown, mansion, nightmare, partner, reporter, vampire
Horror, Supernatural Horror 
Rob Lowe ... Ben Mears
Andre Braugher ... Matt Burke
Donald Sutherland ... Richard Straker
Samantha Mathis ... Susan Norton
Rutger Hauer ... Kurt Barlow
James Cromwell ... Father Donald Callahan
624 2/4
AMG SYNOPSIS: Director Phillip Noyce teams with screenwriters Kurt Wimmer (Equilibrium) and Brian Helgeland (Mystic River) to craft this thriller starring Angelina Jolie as dedicated CIA officer Evelyn Salt, who is accused by a defector of being a Russian spy. With each attempt Salt makes to prove her innocence, her mentor, Winter (Liev Schreiber), only grows more suspicious of her true motivations. The longer she eludes capture by ambitious CIA agent Peabody (Chiwetel Ejiofor), the higher the stakes get. -- Jason Buchanan

Moods : Nail-biters
Themes : Assassination Plots | Flight of the Innocent
Keywords : CIA (Central-Intelligence-Agency), espionage, Russian [nationality], spy
Thriller, Action Thriller, Unglamorized Spy Film 
Angelina Jolie ... Evelyn Salt
Liev Schreiber ... Winter
Chiwetel Ejiofor ... Peabody
Daniel Olbrychski ... Orlov
August Diehl ... Mike Krause
Daniel Pearce ... Young Orlov
Andre Braugher ... Secretary of Defense
Olek Krupa ... Russian President Matveyev
Cassidy Hinkle ... 12-Year-Old Chenkov
Corey Stoll ... Shnaider
Vladislav Koulikov ... Chenkov's Father
Olya Zueva ... Chenkov's Mother
Kevin O'Donnell ... Young CIA Officer
Gaius Charles ... CIA Officer
Zach Shaffer ... CIA Security Officer
Albert Jones ... CIA Technician
Zoe Lister-Jones ... CIA Security Hub Tech
Paul Juhn ... North Korean Torturer
Tika Sumpter ... Front Deskwoman
David Bishins ... Security Supervisor
Gary Wilmes ... Advisor to U.S. President
Yara Shahidi ... Salt's Young Neighbor
Jordan Lage ... National Security Advisor
Jeremy Davidson ... President's Secret Service Agent
Michelle Ray Smith ... Lead Bunker Officer
Marion McCorry ... CIA Director Medford
Vladimir Tevlovski ... KA Executioner
Steve Cirbus ... FBI Agent
Roslyn Ruff ... Neural Tech
Jeb Brown ... Bunker Technician
Lara Apponyi ... BBC Newscaster
Vitaliy Baganov ... New Russian President
Peter Weireter ... Security Officer
Colleen Werthmann ... Secret Service Tactical Officer
Liam Joynt ... White House Officer
Victoria Cartagena ... Portico Checkpoint Agent
Armand Schultz ... Martin Crenshaw
Ivo Velon ... Basayev
Kamar De Los Reyes ... Secret Service Agent
Victor Slezak ... One-Star General
Dionne Audain ... Communication Agent
Jalil Lynch ... DC Taxi Driver
Mike Colter ... CIA Tactical Leader
Beverly Kirk ... White House Reporter
Barbara Harrison ... DC Reporter
Lynn C. Sanders ... Bishop
Theresa Caggiano ... Subway Cop
Nick Poltoranin ... Russian KA Agent
Vladimir Troitsky ... Russian KA Agent
Hristo Hristov ... Russian KA Agent
James Nuciforo ... Military Aide
Avis Boone ... Rink Petroleum Security
Scotty Dillin ... Presidential Bunker Tech
Angelo Lopez ... Presidential Bunker Tech
Stephen Breach ... Police Captain
Mike Conneen ... Washington Reporter
Gregory R. Kelly ... News Anchor
Elizabeth Kaledin ... NY1 Reporter
Angel David ... Burly Agent
Frank Harts ... 2nd Floor Secret Service Agent
625 2/4
San Andreas 
AMG SYNOPSIS: In this high-octane thriller, the infamous San Andreas Fault gives way, producing a devastating earthquake across California. A highly skilled helicopter pilot (Dwayne Johnson) races to save his ex-wife (Carla Gugino) in Los Angeles before the complete destruction of the city. After one daring rescue, the pilot flies north toward San Francisco in search of his estranged daughter (Alexandra Daddario), racing against time and the inevitable aftershocks that promise to devastate the coastline. -- Daniel Gelb

Moods : Adrenaline Rush
Themes : Forces of Nature | Race Against Time
Keywords : daughter, pilot, rescue, earthquake
Action, Science Fiction, Thriller, Disaster Film 
Dwayne Johnson ... Ray
Carla Gugino ... Emma
Alexandra Daddario ... Blake
Archie Panjabi ... Serena
Paul Giamatti ... Lawrence
Art Parkinson ... Ollie
Kylie Minogue ... Susan Riddick
Ioan Gruffudd ... Daniel Riddick
Will Yun Lee ... Kim
Todd Williams ... Marcus
Matt Gerald ... Harrison
Alec Utgoff ... Alexi
Marissa Neitling ... Phoebe
Morgan Griffin ... Natalie
Breanne Hill ... Larissa
Laurence Coy ... Elgin
Fiona Press ... Margie
Dennis Coard ... Herb
Ben McIvor ... Dylan
Claire Lovering ... Glasses
Julian Shaw ... Stoner
Sofie Formica ... Refugee Camp Reporter
Hugh Francis ... Daniel Riddick's Assistant
Brad McMurray ... Riddick Building Security Guard
John Reynolds ... Daniel Riddick's Driver
Simone Kessell ... Kim Swann
Saskia Williscroft ... Jenny Swann
Arabella Morton ... Mallory
Hayley Sullivan ... Riddick Female Assistant
Renee Somerfield ... Female Flight Attendant
Joey D. Vieira ... Man in Parking Garage
Ben Blankenship ... Looter
Barry Southgate ... Looter
Calum Grant ... Pedestrian
Ambriz DeColosio ... Pedestrian
Michael J. Asberry ... Pedestrian
Teirrah McNair ... Pedestrian
Michael Yamaguchi ... Motobike Cop on Foot
626 2/4
The Sandlot 2 
AMG SYNOPSIS: In this sequel to the 1993 box-office hit The Sandlot, it's 1972, and a new bunch of neighborhood kids have taken over the field where they play baseball all summer. Saul (Cole Evan Weiss) is the unofficial leader of the group, who heads up the baseball team and looks after his younger brother, Sammy (Sean Berdy), who can't hear but does play-by-play on the games using sign language. Saul has to face the indignity of letting girls play on his team, but things get even worse when one of them brings her dad's toy rocket to the field. The model accidentally sails over the fence and into the yard of Mr. Mertle (James Earl Jones), owner of the meanest dog in town, leaving the kids with a serious dilemma about getting it back. -- Mark Deming

Themes : Body Image and Self-Esteem | Getting Along [k] | Man's Best Friend | Mischievous Children | Sibling Relationships
Keywords : baseball, brother, deafness, dog, fence [barrier], neighbor, neighborhood, rocket, sign-language
Children's/Family, Period Film, Sports Comedy 
James Earl Jones ... Mr. Mertle
Greg Germann ... Mr. Goodfairer
Brett Kelly ... Mac McKing
Cole Evan Weiss ... Saul Samuelson
Teryl Rothery ... Mrs. Goodfairer
Max Lloyd-Jones ... David Durango
Samantha Burton ... Hayley Goodfairer
Neilen Benvegnu ... Tarquell
James Willson ... Johnnie Smalls
Steve Garvey ... Little League Coach
David Mickey Evans ... Adult Johnnie Smalls (as Narrator)
627 2/4
The Sandlot 
AMG SYNOPSIS: The Sandlot is sparsely narrated by the main character (now an adult) who occasionally drops in on the action to comment on events or help move the story along. Tom Guiry plays Scotty Smalls, the shy new kid on the block who wants to join the rowdy pickup baseball team that plays every day in the neighborhood sandlot. But he doesn't know how to catch a baseball, and his stepfather (Dennis Leary) is too busy to teach him. He tries out for the sandlot gang anyway, and though he isn't very good, it turns out he's lucky: there happen to be only eight of them, and nine makes a team. The summer passes blissfully as Scotty learns to play ball under the wing of Benny Rodriguez (Mike Vitar), the oldest and best player, as well as Ham, Squints, Repeat, and the rest of the kid-eccentrics. The skies darken, however, when Benny literally knocks the stuffing out of the team's only baseball, a sign of impending doom, or worse, bad luck. Wanting to set things right, Scotty returns home and "borrows" his stepfather's ball, which he promptly uses to hit his first home run, knocking the ball clear out of the sandlot into mean old Mr. Mertle (James Earl Jones)'s junkyard, home to Mertle's legendary guard dog The Beast. Scotty admits that he took the ball without asking, and he naively explains that his stepfather will want it back since it had a woman's name written on it: some lady named Babe Ruth. Horror-stricken, the sandlot gang mobilizes to fetch the autographed ball from the clutches of The Beast, building a series of mechanical ball-retrieval machines which get progressively more complicated and preposterous as The Beast's size grows in their imaginations. -- Anthony Reed

Moods : Pick-Me-Ups
Themes : Baseball Players | Managing Parental Relationships [k] | Mothers and Sons
Keywords : baseball, boy, child, coming-of-age, dog, friendship, new-kid-in-town, self-discovery, sports, teenagers, vacation
Attributes : Sleeper
Children's/Family, Americana, Coming-of-Age, Period Film, Sports Comedy 
Tom Guiry ... Scotty Smalls
Mike Vitar ... Benjamin Franklin Rodriguez
Patrick Renna ... Hamilton "Ham" Porter
Chauncey Leopardi ... Michael "Squints"' Palledorous
Karen Allen ... Mom
Marty York ... Alan "Yeah-Yeah" McClennan
Brandon Adams ... Kenny DeNunez
James Earl Jones ... Mr. Mertle
Grant Gelt ... Bertram Grover Weeks
Shane Obedzinski ... Tommy "Repeat" Timmons
Denis Leary ... Bill
Cleve Hall ... Beast Puppeteer
Arliss Howard
Shari Rhodes
Dennis Williams ... Giants 3rd Baseman
Herb Muller ... Young Mr. Mertle
Garret Pearson ... Police Chief
Keith Campbell ... Thief
Wil Horneff ... Phillips
Maury Wills ... Coach
Robbie T. Robinson ... 3rd Base Umpire
Chuck Fick ... Giants Catcher
Marley Shelton ... Wendy
Daniel Zacapa
628 2/4
Santa Claus Is Coming to Town 
AMG SYNOPSIS: The story of how Santa Claus came to be is brought to life through the magic of stop-motion animation in this Christmas-themed production for the family. A friendly postman (voiced by Fred Astaire) explains how friendly Kris Kringle (voice of Mickey Rooney), a foundling taken in by a family of toymakers, took it upon himself to bring some happiness to the children of Sombertown, despite the grumpy opposition of Burgermeister Meisterburger (voice of Paul Frees) and the Winter Warlock (voice of Keenan Wynn). Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town was directed and produced by Jules Bass and Arthur Rankin Jr., who created another popular animated story of the season, Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer. -- Mark Deming

Moods : Pick-Me-Ups
Themes : Orphans | Unlikely Heroes
Keywords : Santa-Claus, Christmas, Christmas-spirit, magic, postman, toy
Children's/Family, Family-Oriented Comedy, Holiday Film 
Fred Astaire ... Mailman
Mickey Rooney ... Kris
Keenan Wynn ... Winter
Joan Gardner ... Miss Jessica
Paul H. Frees ... Burgermeister Meisterburger
629 2/4
The Santa Clause 2 
AMG SYNOPSIS: Eight years after getting a crash course in the fine art of personifying Christmas, Tim Allen returns as Kris Kringle's replacement in this sequel to the 1994 hit The Santa Clause. While Scott Calvin (Allen) initially had mixed feelings when he became the new Santa Claus, after eight years on the job he's come to enjoy being Father Christmas, and he and the Elves are looking forward to another holiday season when things begin going a bit wrong. Scott finds he's becoming less and less "Santa-like," and his son Charlie (Eric Lloyd) has become difficult enough to land on the official "Naughty" list. Scott discovers most of his problems stem from an obscure passage in his contract with the North Pole which decrees that he has to find a Mrs. Claus. Scott has little choice but to start dating, but he soon learns that when you're a big guy from the North Pole who lacks conventional employment, single women do not come running. In order to leave him more time to search for a wife, Scott and the Elves create a duplicate Santa to keep an eye on the shop; however, the "other" Santa turns out to be more Naughty than Nice, and in time Scott has to wrestle control of the North Pole away from his doppelganger. Wendy Crewson, Judge Reinhold, and David Krumholtz also reprise their roles from The Santa Clause. -- Mark Deming

Moods : Just for Fun | Young and Old Alike
Themes : Technology Run Amok | Wedding Bells | Fathers and Sons | Nothing Goes Right | Mistaken Identities
Keywords : Santa-Claus, Christmas, elf, North-Pole, dating, doppelganger, wife
Children's/Family, Comedy, Fantasy, Family-Oriented Comedy, Fantasy Comedy, Holiday Film 
Tim Allen ... Santa, Scott Calvin, Toy Santa
Elizabeth Mitchell ... Carole Newman
David Krumholtz ... Bernard the Head Elf
Eric Lloyd ... Charlie Calvin
Judge Reinhold ... Neil Miller
Wendy Crewson ... Laura Miller
Spencer Breslin ... Curtis
Liliana Mumy ... Lucy Miller
Aisha Tyler ... Mother Nature
Danielle Woodman ... Abby
Kevin Pollak ... Cupid
Jay Thomas ... Easter Bunny
Michael Dorn ... Sandman
Molly Shannon
Andrew Stone ... Picardo
630 3/4
Saving Mr. Banks 
AMG SYNOPSIS: The story of how Walt Disney courted P.L. Travers into letting him option the rights to Mary Poppins is brought to the screen in this non-fiction drama starring Tom Hanks, Emma Thompson, and Colin Farrell. A doting father, Walt Disney (Hanks) promises his adoring daughters that he will bring their favorite fictional nanny Mary Poppins to the big screen. Little does Walt realize that surly author P.L. Travers has no intention of seeing her most famous creation bastardized on the big screen, a fact that makes keeping his promise a difficult endeavor. Years later, however, when Travers' book sales begin to slow, dwindling finances drive her to schedule a meeting with Disney to discuss the film rights to the beloved story. For two weeks in 1961, a determined Disney does his absolute best to convince Travers that the film version of Mary Poppins will be a wondrous and respectful adaptation, meanwhile the author only grows more convinced that she has made the right move in preventing the proposed film adaptation. Later, just when it begins to appear that the rights to Mary Poppins have slipped through his fingers, the ingenious Disney reflects back on his childhood, and realizes that a sensitive chapter from Travers' youth could be the key to clinching the deal. Bradley Whitford, Paul Giamatti, and Jason Schwartzman co-star. -- Jason Buchanan

Moods : A World of Its Own
Themes : Fathers and Daughters | Filmmaking | Haunted By the Past | Writer's Life
Keywords : alcoholic, author, bank, childhood, driver, father, flashback, imagination, nanny, production [showbiz], rights, songwriter, songwriting, theme-park, children's-literature, writing
Comedy Drama, Docudrama, Showbiz Comedy, Showbiz Drama 
Emma Thompson ... P.L. Travers
Tom Hanks ... Walt Disney
Colin Farrell ... Robert Goff Travers
Bradley Whitford ... Don DaGradi
Paul Giamatti ... Ralph
Jason Schwartzman ... Richard Morton Sherman
Ruth Wilson ... Margaret Goff
B.J. Novak ... Robert Sherman
Kathy Baker ... Tommie
Rachel Griffiths ... Aunt Ellie
631 4/4
Saving Private Ryan 
AMG SYNOPSIS: Steven Spielberg directed this powerful, realistic re-creation of WWII's D-day invasion and the immediate aftermath. The story opens with a prologue in which a veteran brings his family to the American cemetery at Normandy, and a flashback then joins Capt. John Miller (Tom Hanks) and GIs in a landing craft making the June 6, 1944, approach to Omaha Beach to face devastating German artillery fire. This mass slaughter of American soldiers is depicted in a compelling, unforgettable 24-minute sequence. Miller's men slowly move forward to finally take a concrete pillbox. On the beach littered with bodies is one with the name "Ryan" stenciled on his backpack. Army Chief of Staff Gen. George C. Marshall (Harve Presnell), learning that three Ryan brothers from the same family have all been killed in a single week, requests that the surviving brother, Pvt. James Ryan (Matt Damon), be located and brought back to the United States. Capt. Miller gets the assignment, and he chooses a translator, Cpl. Upham (Jeremy Davis), skilled in language but not in combat, to join his squad of right-hand man Sgt. Horvath (Tom Sizemore), plus privates Mellish (Adam Goldberg), Medic Wade (Giovanni Ribisi), cynical Reiben (Edward Burns) from Brooklyn, Italian-American Caparzo (Vin Diesel), and religious Southerner Jackson (Barry Pepper), an ace sharpshooter who calls on the Lord while taking aim. Having previously experienced action in Italy and North Africa, the close-knit squad sets out through areas still thick with Nazis. After they lose one man in a skirmish at a bombed village, some in the group begin to question the logic of losing more lives to save a single soldier. The film's historical consultant is Stephen E. Ambrose, and the incident is based on a true occurance in Ambrose's 1994 bestseller D-Day: June 6, 1944. -- Bhob Stewart

Moods : For Love of Country
Themes : Heroic Mission
Keywords : mission [quest], D-Day, brother, group, invasion, landing [boat], officer, survivor, war, beach, soldier
Attributes : High Artistic Quality, High Production Values
War, War Epic, Ensemble Film, Combat Films 
Tom Hanks ... Capt. John Miller
Edward Burns ... Private Richard Reiben
Tom Sizemore ... Sgt. Horvath
Jeremy Davies ... Cpl. Upham
Vin Diesel ... Pvt. Caparzo
Adam Goldberg ... Pvt. Mellish
Barry Pepper ... Pvt. Jackson
Giovanni Ribisi ... T/4 Medic Wade
Matt Damon ... Pvt. James Ryan
Dennis Farina ... Lt. Col. Anderson
Ted Danson ... Capt. Hamill
Harve Presnell ... Gen. George Marshall
Dale Dye ... War Dept. Colonel
Bryan Cranston ... War Dept. Colonel
David Wohl ... War Dept. Captain
Paul Giamatti ... Sergeant Hill
Ryan Hurst ... Paratrooper Michaelson
Harrison Young ... Ryan as Old Man
Dylan Bruno ... Private Alan Toynbe
Max Martini ... Corporal Henderson
632 4/4
Schindler's List 
AMG SYNOPSIS: Based on a true story, Steven Spielberg's Schindler's List stars Liam Neeson as Oskar Schindler, a German businessman in Poland who sees an opportunity to make money from the Nazis' rise to power. He starts a company to make cookware and utensils, using flattery and bribes to win military contracts, and brings in accountant and financier Itzhak Stern (Ben Kingsley) to help run the factory. By staffing his plant with Jews who've been herded into Krakow's ghetto by Nazi troops, Schindler has a dependable unpaid labor force. For Stern, a job in a war-related plant could mean survival for himself and the other Jews working for Schindler. However, in 1942, all of Krakow's Jews are assigned to the Plaszow Forced Labor Camp, overseen by Commandant Amon Goeth (Ralph Fiennes), an embittered alcoholic who occasionally shoots prisoners from his balcony. Schindler arranges to continue using Polish Jews in his plant, but, as he sees what is happening to his employees, he begins to develop a conscience. He realizes that his factory (now refitted to manufacture ammunition) is the only thing preventing his staff from being shipped to the death camps. Soon Schindler demands more workers and starts bribing Nazi leaders to keep Jews on his employee lists and out of the camps. By the time Germany falls to the allies, Schindler has lost his entire fortune -- and saved 1,100 people from likely death. Schindler's List was nominated for 12 Academy Awards and won seven, including Best Picture and a long-coveted Best Director for Spielberg, and it quickly gained praise as one of the finest American movies about the Holocaust. -- Mark Deming

Moods : Food for Thought | Triumph of the Spirit
Themes : Crimes Against Humanity | Switching Sides | Redemption | Righting the Wronged
Keywords : Holocaust, Jewish, concentration-camp, factory, German [nationality], Nazi, Polish [nationality], rescue, war, ghetto, survivor, worker
Attributes : High Artistic Quality, High Historical Importance, High Production Values
Drama, War, War Drama, Biopic [feature] 
Liam Neeson ... Oskar Schindler
Ben Kingsley ... Itzhak Stern
Ralph Fiennes ... Amon Goeth
Caroline Goodall ... Emilie Schindler
Jonathan Sagall ... Poldek Pfefferberg
Embeth Davidtz ... Helen Hirsch
Lucky Englander
Fritz Fleischhacker
Juliet Taylor
Shmulik Levy ... Wilek Chilowicz
Mark Ivanir ... Marcel Goldberg
Andrzej Seweryn ... Julian Scherner
Norbert Weisser ... Albert Hujar
Michael Schneider ... Juda Dresner
Anna Mucha ... Danka Dresner
Ezra Dagan ... Rabbi Menasha Levartov
Rami Heuberger ... Josef Bau
Leopold Kozlowski ... Investor
Jerzy Nowak ... Investor
Adam Siemion ... OD/Chicken Boy
Henryk Bista ... Mr. Lowenstein
Tadeusz Bradecki ... DEF Foreman
Wojciech Klata ... Lisiek
Elina Löwensohn ... Diana Reiter
Vili Matula ... Investigator
Geno Lechner ... Majola
Branko Lustig ... Nightclub Maitre d'
Eugeniusz Priwieziencew ... Waiter
Erwin Leder ... SS Waffen Officer
Jochen Nickel ... Wilhelm Kunde
Olaf Lubaszenko ... Auschwitz Guard
Martin Semmelrogge ... SS Waffen Man
Tadeusz Huk ... Gestapo Brinnlitz
Osman Ragheb ... Border Guard
Agnieszka Kruk ... Czurda's Girl
Jeremy Flynn ... Brinnlitz Man
Maciej Winkler ... Black Marketeer
Bettina Kupfer ... Regina Perlman
Ludger Pistor ... Josef Liepold
Haymon Maria Buttinger ... Auschwitz Guard
Thomas Morris ... Grun
Georges Kern ... Depot Master
633 3/4
School of Rock 
AMG SYNOPSIS: The world's least-employable heavy metal guitarist is entrusted with the minds of upstate New York's best and brightest in this fish-out-of-water comedy. Jack Black plays Dewey Finn, axe-bearer for a fitfully successful bar band determined to win a regional battle-of-the-bands competition. There's only one thing standing in their way: the self-indulgent solos and crowd-diving antics of their "embarrassing" lead guitarist. When his band votes him out in favor of a would-be rock god, Dewey has to make the rent somehow, and after intercepting a call for his substitute-teacher roomie Ned (Mike White), the pot-bellied slacker finds himself in front of a class of elite elementary school students. At a loss for a lesson plan, Dewey takes offense at the pre-teen prodigies' staid musical regimen and makes it his goal to preach them the gospel of The Who, Led Zeppelin, and AC/DC -- with the ulterior motive of getting them to compete against his former band for a cash prize. But no matter how willing his pupils, Dewey runs up against the consternation of the school's stern headmistress Principal Mullins (Joan Cusack), the battle-of-the-bands' promoter (Frank Whaley), and not least, his identity-deprived roomie Ned. -- Michael Hastings

Moods : Pick-Me-Ups
Themes : All Washed Up | Teachers and Students | Underdogs
Keywords : battle-of-the-bands, competition, elementary-school, guitar, private-school, rock-music, roommate, substitute-teacher, teacher
Comedy, Musical Comedy 
Jack Black ... Dewey Finn
Joan Cusack ... Principal Rosalie Mullins
Mike White ... Ned Schneebly
Sarah Silverman ... Patty
Jordan-Claire Green ... Michelle
Veronica Afflerbach ... Eleni
Miranda Cosgrove ... Summer
Joey Gaydos Jr. ... Zach
Robert Tsai ... Lawrence
Kevin Clark ... Freddy
Maryam Hassan ... Tomika
Caitlin Hale ... Marta
Cole Hawkins ... Leonard
Brian Falduto ... Billy
James Hosey ... Marco
Aleisha Allen ... Alicia
Zachary Infante ... Gordon
634 1/4
AMG SYNOPSIS: The long-running cartoon from William Hanna and Joseph Barbera that began life in 1969 as Scooby-Doo, Where Are You? becomes this live-action, tongue-in-cheek comedy-adventure featuring a computer-generated version of the easily frightened, mush-mouthed Great Dane. Freddie Prinze Jr. stars as Fred, the blonde, confident, ascot-sporting leader of Mystery Inc., a ghost-busting service that exposes phony supernatural phenomena as the work of shysters. Working with Fred are: his rich, beautiful girlfriend, Daphne (Sarah Michelle Gellar), who has a bad habit of getting kidnapped by villains; Velma (Linda Cardellini), the real brains of the group who pines secretly for Fred; cowardly slacker and dog's best friend Shaggy (Matthew Lillard); and the snack-gobbling pet pooch Scooby. However, after solving its latest case involving a beleaguered toy company owner (Pamela Anderson), the group fractures over Fred's habit of grabbing credit for everyone's hard work, despite the pleas of Shaggy and Scooby. Two years later, they are reunited at Spooky Island, a theme park and teen spring break destination that owner Emile Mondavarious (Rowan Atkinson) claims is plagued with ghosts. Suspicious as usual of any claims involving the paranormal, the Mystery Inc. clan is soon probing a scheme involving ancient rites, summoned spirits, and brainwashed college students, forcing the group members to resolve their differences and uncover the truth. Directed by Chris Columbus protégé Raja Gosnell, Scooby-Doo features the voice of Scott Innes as the title character. -- Karl Williams

Moods : Just for Fun
Themes : Amateur Sleuths | Nightmare Vacations | Faltering Friendships | Man's Best Friend
Keywords : dog, friendship, identity-switch, island, mystery [whodunit], team, van
Children's/Family, Comedy, Family-Oriented Adventure, Fantasy Adventure, Fantasy Comedy 
Sarah Michelle Gellar ... Daphne Blake
Matthew Lillard ... Shaggy
Linda Cardellini ... Velma Dinkley
Rowan Atkinson ... Emile Mondavarious
Isla Fisher ... Mary Jane
Stephen Grives ... N'Goo Tuana
Sam Greco ... Zarkos
Charles Cousins ... Velma's Friend
Kristian Schmid ... Brad
Nicholas Hope ... Old Man Smithers
Mark McGrath ... Sugar Ray
Neil Fanning ... Scooby
Scott Innes ... Scrappy
J.P. Manoux ... Scrappy Rex
Alex Ruiz ... Reporter #1
Sheryl Benko ... Reporter #2
David Vallon ... Bartender Dead Mike's
Troy MacKinder ... Guy In The Vat
Michala Banas ... Carol
Remi Broadway ... Training Video Guy #2
Bradley Gosnell ... Airport Family
Kym Jackson ... Autograph Seeker
Andrew Bryniarski ... Cavern Henchman
Craig Behenna ... Henchman #1
Jess Harnell ... Creature
Frank Welker ... Creature
Ashley Wallen ... Dancer
Adam Williams ... Dancer
637 1/4
Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed 
AMG SYNOPSIS: America's favorite teenage canine-led crime fighters earn a second shot at the big screen in this sequel to the hit comedy Scooby-Doo. The reunited Mystery Inc. team -- Fred (Freddie Prinze Jr.), Daphne (Sarah Michelle Gellar), Velma (Linda Cardellini), Shaggy (Matthew Lillard), and Scooby-Doo (voice of Neil Fanning) -- return to their hometown of Coolsville as heroes when a local criminology museum offers an exhibition of the many ghostly disguises used by villains they've subdued over the years. However, their warm welcome is not long-lived; mean-spirited television reporter Heather Jasper-Howe (Alicia Silverstone) has aired a series of stories calling the team's intelligence and bravery into question, and even worse, a number of the weird creature costumes on display in the museum are coming to life and wrecking havoc on the people of Coolsville. Some of the clues seem to point to Old Man Wickles (Peter Boyle), whose attempts to pose as the Black Knight Ghost were foiled by the Mystery Machinists in the past, but is he looking for revenge or just a red herring? And what is Velma supposed to do about Patrick Wisely (Seth Green), a curator at the museum who's warm for her helmet-haired form? Scooby-Doo 2 also co-stars Tim Blake Nelson and features a cameo appearance from American Idol star Ruben Studdard. -- Mark Deming

Moods : Just for Fun
Themes : Amateur Sleuths | Man's Best Friend | Talking Animals
Keywords : crime-solving, detective, disguise, ghost, investigation, monster, revenge, villain
Children's/Family, Comedy, Family-Oriented Adventure, Fantasy Comedy 
Sarah Michelle Gellar ... Daphne Blake
Matthew Lillard ... Shaggy
Linda Cardellini ... Velma Dinkley
Seth Green ... Patrick Wisely
Peter Boyle ... Old Man Wickles
Tim Blake Nelson ... Dr. Jonathan Jacobo
Alicia Silverstone ... Heather Jasper-Howe
Neil Fanning ... Scooby-Doo
Ruben Studdard ... Himself
Bill Meilen ... Chauffeur
Zahf Paroo ... Ned
Alan C. Peterson ... Harry Lang
Andrew Jackson ... Road Rage Man
C. Ernst Harth ... Miner 49er
Scott McNeil ... Evil Masked Figure
Kevin Durand ... Black Knight Ghost
Peter New ... Daphne's tattooed fan #2
Morgan Brayton ... Mullet nerdette #1
Joe MacLeod ... skater dude #1
Brandon Jay McLaren ... skater dude #2
Aaron Ydenberg ... skater dude #3
Bradley Gosnell ... kid on bike #1
Calum Worthy ... kid on bike #2
Brenna O'Brien ... buttercup scout
Mark Burgess ... men in suit
Kwesi Ameyaw ... men in suit
Stephen E. Miller ... C.L. Magnus
Karin Konoval ... Aggie Wilkins
Andrew McIlroy ... investor
Colin Foo ... investor
Emily Tennant ... young Daphne
Laurence Kennedy ... Young Velma
Jeff Tanner ... Harry Lang
Dan Joffre ... Faux Ghost Patron
Bill Mondy ... vomit reporter
Kimani Ray Smith ... reporter #1
Catherine Lough Haggquist ... reporter #2
Ingrid Torrance ... reporter #3
Dee Bradley Baker ... 10,000 Volt Ghost/Zombie/Red Eye Skeleton [Voice]
Bob Papenbrook ... Black Knight
Michael Sorich ... Tar Monster/Cotton Candy Glob [Voice]
J.P. Manoux ... Scooby Brainiac [Voice]
Alex Pesusich ... dancer
Michael Brown ... Big Brovas band member
Karen Holness ... keyboard player
Doron Bell Jr. ... drum player
Alex Lee ... Dancer
638 2/4
Scooby-Doo and the Ghoul School 
AMG SYNOPSIS: This 2-hour TV cartoon special was originally syndicated as Scooby and the Ghoul School. That's right, kids: our hero is Hanna-Barbera's favorite timorous Great Dane, the one and only Scooby Doo. This time, Scooby, his somewhat more courageous nephew Scrappy Doo and hygenically challenged human cohort Shaggy take jobs as gym teachers at a highly suspicous girl's finishing school. Locked in the building in the dark of night, the dauntless trio finds themselves in classroom chock full of monsters and ghosts. -- Hal Erickson

Themes : Amateur Sleuths | Man's Best Friend | Talking Animals
Keywords : dog, ghost, mystery [enigma], school, werewolf
Children's/Family, Fantasy, Children's Fantasy, Fantasy Comedy 
Casey Kasem
639 2/4
Scooby-Doo and the Reluctant Werewolf 
AMG SYNOPSIS: This made-for-TV animated feature stars only two regular members of the Mystery Machine gang: Scooby Doo and Shaggy (although Scrappy, a late addition to the series, is also present). In place of Freddy, Velma, and Daphne, we have Googie, Shaggy's girl friend. It seems that Shaggy and company are now involved in race car driving. By coincidence, in far-off Transylvania, Count Dracula is getting ready for the annual Monster Car Race -- a race that features such familiar faces as Frankenstein's Monster and his bride, the Mummy, Genghis Kong, and a pair of witches. Normally, the Werewolf is a part of the race, but he has fled this year and nothing Dracula can do will bring him back. As he desperately needs a werewolf for the race, Dracula sends the Hunch Bunch -- a pair of deformed brothers -- to America, where they transform Shaggy into a werewolf. Dracula tells Shaggy that he will take the spell off of him and return him to normal -- but only if he wins the Monster Car Race. That turns out to be easier said than done, especially since Dracula does everything in his power to see that Shaggy will lose and remain a werewolf forever. -- Craig Butler

Themes : Amateur Sleuths | Man's Best Friend | Talking Animals | Werewolves
Keywords : dog, vampire, werewolf
Children's/Family, Children's Fantasy 
Hamilton Camp
Jim Cummings
Ed Gilbert
Casey Kasem ... Shaggy
Don Messick ... Scooby-Doo, Scrappy-Doo
Pat Musick
Alan Oppenheimer
Rob Paulsen
B.J. Ward
Frank Welker
640 2/4
Scooby-Doo Goes Hollywood 
AMG SYNOPSIS: Join in this animated adventure when This favorite canine heads to Hollywood to become a star! -- Julie Clark

Themes : Man's Best Friend | Talking Animals
Keywords : dog
Children's/Family, Family-Oriented Adventure 
641 0/4
Scooby-Doo in Where's My Mummy? 
AMG SYNOPSIS: When sleuthing archaeologist Velma travels to Egypt to attend a ceremony celebrating the unveiling of the newly restored Sphinx, the discovery of a hidden tomb threatens to unleash an ancient curse in this frightful feature-length mystery featuring everyone's favorite dog detective - Scooby-Doo. Upon discovering the ancient tomb of Eqyptian queen Cleopatra, Scooby and the gang find an ominous warning stating that all who enter will be turned to stone. As the mystery of the ancient tomb deepens, an army of the dead emerges to take revenge on those who would violate the eternal slumber of their revered ruler. -- Jason Buchanan

Themes : Mummies
Keywords : archaeology, curse, Egypt, mummy, tomb
Children's/Family, Mystery, Family-Oriented Adventure 
Frank Welker
Casey Kasem
Mindy Cohn
Grey DeLisle
Christine Baranski
Oded Fehr
Ajay Naidu
Ron Perlman
Jeremy Piven
Wynton Marsalis
Virginia Madsen
642 2/4
Scooby-Doo! Meets the Boo Brothers 
AMG SYNOPSIS: Crime-solving dog Scooby-Doo and his cousin Scrappy-Doo join their human friend Shaggy on a trip to an eerie mansion. The three are soon caught up in all sorts of sticky situations, including an encounter with the Boo Brothers, in this made-for-TV feature based on the hit television cartoon. -- Judd Blaise

Themes : Man's Best Friend | Talking Animals
Keywords : inheritance
Children's/Family, Children's Fantasy, Family-Oriented Adventure 
Scooby-Doo!: Meets The Harlem Globetrotters 
Slam-Dunk Mystery, Thrills & Laughs!Scooby-Doo and the Mystery Inc. gang score big thrills when they team up with the legendary Harlem Globetrotters in two hilarious action-packed mystery adventures.
On a visit to a quaint New England town, the gang is spooked by close encounters with the ghost of Paul Revere and a fire-spouting sea serpent! But it's a whole new ballgame when the kids get a mystery-solving assist from their new pals: The Fabulous Harlem Globetrotters! Then, the Globetrotters and the Mystery, Inc. crew are ship-napped to a creepy island full of ghostly frights-where Scooby-Doo and the gang again join forces with the wise-cracking hoopsters for some slam-dunk crook-busting fun!
Scooby-Doo's Original Mysteries 
Contains the First Five Episodes Ever Created!See how your favorite snack-munching canine super-sleuth got his start! Featuring the first five Scooby-Doo episodes ever unleashed, including the series pilot, available now for the first time on DVD.
Watch the pilot episode that launched a cartoon legend as Scooby, Shaggy and the rest of the gang race to unmask an armor-clad art swindler in What a Night for a Knight. Next, in the howl-larious Hassle in the Castle, they follow a ghost ship's missing crew to a phantom-infested isle, and then pursue a soggy sea-spook in A Clue for Scooby-Doo. A kooky counterfeiting caper is unearthed in Mine Your Own Business, and the action heats up in Decoy for a Dognapper, as Scooby-Doo falls head-over-paws in love and helps snare the culprit who pilfered a pace of prize-winning pooches! Now you can own the best of Scooby-Doo on DVD!
Scooby-Doo's Spookiest Tales 
Contains 4 Episodes!
Zoinks! Get ready to shake and shiver with Scooby-Doo and the Mystery, Inc. gang as they collect clues and capture crooks as only they can! Those teenage super-sleuths have the villains on the run in several mysterious adventures. So grab your Scooby snacks, gather your courage and make like a detective because - jinkies - there's a mystery to solve.

Episodes Include:
Vampires, Bats, and Scaredy Cats
A Gaggle of Galloping Ghosts
That's Snow Ghost
Which Witch is Which
644 2/4
The Score 
AMG SYNOPSIS: Three generations of method acting giants unite for this crime thriller written by Kario Salem and directed by Frank Oz. Robert De Niro stars as Nick Wells, an aging thief whose specialty is safecracking and who is on the verge of retiring to a life of ease, running his jazz club and romancing his girlfriend Diane (Angela Bassett). But before he can ride off into the sunset, Nick is pressured to do one last job by his mentor and business partner, a flamboyant and extravagant upscale fence named Max (Marlon Brando). Max is plotting the heist of the Montreal Customs House, and he's got a man on the inside, Jackie Teller (Edward Norton), a talented but volatile crook who has managed to ingratiate himself with the facility's staff as a fellow employee suffering from cerebral palsy. Jackie bristles at Nick's interference in "his" score, however, and threatens violence when it seems he's going to be cut out of the action. In the meantime, Nick grows increasingly ill at ease about the operation, as it violates his two most important dictums in thievery: always work alone and never pull a job in your own city. The part of Max in The Score was written specifically for Brando by screenwriter Salem, although the improvisational star and his director Oz reportedly clashed during filming. -- Karl Williams

Moods : Nail-biters
Themes : One Last Heist | Cons and Scams | Faltering Friendships | Dishonor Among Thieves
Keywords : assumed-identity, con-artist, crime-ring, deception, double-cross, heist, safecracker
Crime, Caper, Crime Thriller 
Robert De Niro ... Nick Wells
Edward Norton ... Jackie Teller/Brian
Marlon Brando ... Max
Angela Bassett ... Diane
Gary Farmer ... Burt
Paul Soles ... Danny
Cassandra Wilson
1137 3/4
Secret in Their Eyes 
AMG SYNOPSIS: A former Los Angeles DA inspector (Chiwetel Ejiofor) spends 13 years hunting the killer who raped and murdered the teen daughter of his colleague (Julia Roberts). But when he finds the culprit and the district attorney (Nicole Kidman) refuses to reopen the case, he is forced to pursue justice on his own, which ultimately leads to a shocking discovery. This English-language remake of Juan José Campanella's 2009 Argentinian film of the same name was written and directed by Billy Ray. --

Moods : Angsty | Nail-biters | Tough Guys
Themes : Death of a Child | Lone Wolves | Miscarriage of Justice | Murder Investigations | Out For Revenge | Task Forces | Vigilantes
Mystery, Thriller, Action Thriller, Chase Movie, Crime Drama, Crime Thriller, Master Criminal Films, Police Detective Film, Psychological Thriller 
Chiwetel Ejiofor ... Ray
Julia Roberts ... Jess
Nicole Kidman ... Claire
Dean Norris ... Bumpy
Michael Kelly ... Siefert
Joe Cole ... Marzin / Beckwith
Zoe Graham ... Carolyn
Lyndon Smith ... Kit
Don Harvey ... Fierro
Mark Famiglietti ... Duty Sergeant Jacobs
Ross Partridge ... Ellis
Kim Yarbrough ... Nan
Alfred Molina ... Martin Morales
Niko Nicotera ... Hammer/Chop Shop Thug
Dennis Keifer ... Chop Shop Thug #2
John Pirruccello ... Duct Tape Salesman
C.C. Taylor ... Protective Detail (Stunts)
Carlo Zapata ... Dave
848 3/4
The Secret Life of Pets 
AMG SYNOPSIS: This animated comedy from Illumination Entertainment asks the question: what do our pets do all day when we're not home? For the critters living in a Manhattan apartment building, the answer is: whatever they want! A terrier named Max (voice of Louis C.K.) regularly invites his friends to hang out at his place while his owner (Ellie Kemper) is gone, but his quiet life is upended when said owner also takes in Duke (Eric Stonestreet), a stray mutt whom Max instantly dislikes. Their feud eventually causes both of them to get lost in New York City, and as they work together to find their way home, they cross paths with a vicious bunny (Kevin Hart) who plans to lead a group of abandoned pets on a mission of revenge against humanity. Jenny Slate, Albert Brooks, Lake Bell, Hannibal Buress, Tara Strong, Steve Coogan, Dana Carvey, and Bobby Moynihan also lend their voices to the film, which was directed by Chris Renaud (Despicable Me 2) and Yarrow Cheney. -- Jack Rodgers

Moods : Just for Fun
Themes : Feuds | Man's Best Friend
Comedy, Adventure Comedy 
Louis C.K. ... Max
Kevin Hart ... Snowball
Eric Stonestreet ... Duke
Ellie Kemper ... Katie
Lake Bell ... Chloe
Bobby Moynihan ... Mel
Jenny Slate ... Gidget
Albert Brooks ... Tiberius
Steve Coogan ... Ozone
Hannibal Buress ... Buddy
Dana Carvey ... Pops
Chris Renaud ... Norman
Michael Beattie ... Tattoo
Sandra Echeverria ... Maria
Jaime Camil ... Fernando
645 2/4
The Secret of NIMH II: Timmy to the Rescue 
AMG SYNOPSIS: In this direct-to-video sequel to Don Bluth's 1982 animated adventure The Secret of NIMH, Timmy (voice of Ralph Macchio) is the son of two courageous mice who helped save the day for the animals of Thorn Valley. While the wise Nicodemus has predicted that Timmy will some day be a great hero -- and his father expects nothing less -- the mouse is at once anxious to prove his courage and worried if he can live up to the expectations of others. Timmy's opportunity finally comes when his friend Jenny (Hynden Walch) asks him to help her find her parents, who may have been kidnapped by the nefarious human scientists of the National Institute of Mental Health. The voice cast for The Secret of NIMH II: Timmy to the Rescue includes Eric Idle, Harvey Korman, Doris Roberts, and William H. Macy. -- Mark Deming

Themes : Daring Rescues | First Love | Heroic Mission
Keywords : first-love, girlfriend, intellectual, mouse [animal], rescue
Children's/Family, Family-Oriented Adventure 
Ralph Macchio
William H. Macy
Dom DeLuise
Eric Idle
Peter MacNicol
Andrew Ducote
Harvey Korman
Arthur Malet
Andrea Martin
Meshach Taylor
646 3/4
The Secret of NIMH 
AMG SYNOPSIS: Frustrated with the Walt Disney studio's reluctance to produce full-length animated films, Don Bluth and a number of animators left the studio in the early '80s with the intent of creating movies in the style of Disney's classics. The Secret of NIMH is the first film Bluth produced after leaving the studio. Adapted from Robert C. O'Brien's acclaimed children's book Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of N.I.M.H., the film is about a widowed mouse whose home is threatened; also, one of her children is gravely ill. On her way to find help, she discovers NIMH, a secret society of highly-intelligent rats who have escaped from a nearby science lab. The rats help the widow to protect her family and home. -- Stephen Thomas Erlewine

Themes : Heroic Mission | Missing Persons
Keywords : animal, escape, mouse [animal], one-against-odds, relocation, scientist, secrets, society
Children's/Family, Fantasy, Children's Fantasy, Fantasy Adventure 
Elizabeth Hartman ... Mrs. Brisby
Dom DeLuise ... Jeremy
Hermione Baddeley ... Auntie Shrew
Arthur Malet ... Mr. Ages
Peter Strauss ... Justin
Paul Shenar ... Jennar
Derek Jacobi ... Nicodemus
John Carradine ... Great Owl
Shannen Doherty ... Teresa
Wil Wheaton ... Martin
Ian Fried ... Timmy
Tom Hatten ... Farmer Fitzgibben
Lucille Bliss
Aldo Ray
Edie McClurg ... Miss Right
647 2/4
Secret Window 
AMG SYNOPSIS: From writer/director David Koepp (Stir of Echoes) comes this filmed adaptation of Stephen King's novella Secret Window, Secret Garden, one of four stories in the collection Four Past Midnight. Johnny Depp stars as Mort Rainey, a recently divorced author who decides to take some time off at his cottage. Unfortunately for Rainey, John Shooter (John Turturro), an unbalanced wannabe writer, tracks him down, claiming that Rainey plagiarized his work. Also starring Maria Bello, Charles S. Dutton, and Timothy Hutton, Secret Window is the second story from Four Past Midnight to be adapted as a film, the first being 1995's made-for-television The Langoliers. -- Matthew Tobey

Moods : Nail-biters
Themes : Breakups and Divorces | Creative Block | Mental Breakdown | Stalkers
Keywords : mental-breakdown, stalking, cabin, divorce, marital-problems, murder, plagiarism, writer
Thriller, Psychological Thriller 
Johnny Depp ... Mort Rainey
John Turturro ... John Shooter
Maria Bello ... Amy Rainey
Timothy Hutton ... Ted Milner
Charles S. Dutton ... Ken Karsch
Len Cariou ... Sheriff Dave Newsome
Joan Heney ... Mrs. Garvey
John Dunn-Hill ... Tom Greenleaf
Vlasta Vrana ... Fire Chief Wickersham
Gillian Ferrabee ... Fran Evans
648 2/4
The Secret 
"The Secret has traveled through centuries reach you."

Interviews with leading authors, philosophers, scientists, with an in-depth discussion of the Law of Attraction. The audience is shown how they can learn and use 'The Secret' in their everyday lives.
Bob Proctor, Joe Vitale, John Assaraf, Loral Langemeier, Marie Diamond, Michael Beckwith, Jack Canfield, Bob Doyle, Mike Dooley, Lisa Nichols, Bill Harris, John Hagelin, John Demartini, Fred Alan Wolf, Denis Waitley
649 1/4
AMG SYNOPSIS: A dying New York real-estate tycoon undergoes a top-secret procedure to transfer his consciousness into the body of a healthy young man, but he discovers that his new life isn't what he expected after learning about the mysterious origins of his new body and an organization that is prepared to kill for its cause. Ryan Reynolds toplines this sci-fi thriller directed by Tarsem Singh (The Cell, The Fall, and penned by screenwriting duo David and Alex Pastor (Carriers). -- Jason Buchanan

Moods : Head Trips | Nail-biters
Themes : Assumed Identities | Double Life | Facing Death | On the Run | Protecting the Innocent | Secret Organizations | Split Personalities | Technology Run Amok | Wolf in Sheep's Clothing
Keywords : assumed-identity, body, consciousness, identity-switch, real-estate-tycoon, top-secret, tycoon
Science Fiction, Thriller, Action Thriller, Chase Movie, Fantasy Drama, Paranoid Thriller, Psychological Thriller, Sci-Fi Action 
Ryan Reynolds ... Young Damian
Natalie Martinez ... Madeline
Matthew Goode ... Albright
Victor Garber ... Martin
Derek Luke ... Anton
Michelle Dockery ... Claire
Ben Kingsley ... Damian
Melora Hardin ... Judy
Jaynee-Lynne Kinchen ... Anna
Sam Page ... Carl
Thomas Francis Murphy ... Dr. Jensen
Sandra Laugherty ... Phyllis Jensen
Emily Tremaine ... Mallory
Griff Furst ... EMT
Cedric Palmisano ... EMT
Tom Waite ... Ambulance Driver
Douglas M. Griffin ... Doctor X-Ray
Marcus Lyle Brown ... Lab Technician
Teri Wyble ... Andrea
Mariana Paola Vicente ... Leah
Gary Weeks ... Chauffeur
Kristen Erickson ... Gate Agent
Dakota Buchanan ... Dickish Cousin
Robert Harvey ... Retirement Home Manager
Dylan Lowe ... Tony
Jimmy Gonzales ... Recovery Mercenary
Jesica Ahlberg ... Beautfiul Girl
Dacia Fernandez ... Beautiful Girl
Hannah Jelinovic ... Beautiful Girl
Ashley Laliberty ... Beautiful Girl
Anna Dudnik ... Beautiful Girl
Antionique Price ... Dancer
Shelby Skipper ... Dancer
David Robertson ... Mercenary
Alvin Santana ... Tap Dancer
Rashod Singleton ... Tap Dancer
Keiton Crump ... Tap Dancer
Jermel Wilson ... Drummer
Clay Chamberlin ... Hallway Lab Tech
Kate Ransome Wilcox ... Coalition Volunteer
Julian Niccolini ... Maitre'd
650 3/4
AMG SYNOPSIS: David Oyelowo stars as Martin Luther King Jr. in this historical drama set during the height of the American civil-rights movement, and depicting the marches from Selma, AL, to the state capital of Montgomery to secure voting rights for black people. Brad Pitt and Oprah Winfrey produce and Ava DuVernay (I Will Follow, Middle of Nowhere) directs. -- Jason Buchanan

Themes : Social Injustice
Keywords : boycott, Civil-Rights
Drama, Historical Film, Biopic [feature], Docudrama 
David Oyelowo ... Martin Luther King Jr.
Tom Wilkinson ... Lyndon Baines Johnson
Alessandro Nivola ... John Doar
Giovanni Ribisi ... Lee C. White
Common ... James Bevel
Carmen Ejogo ... Coretta Scott King
Lorraine Toussaint ... Amelia Boynton
Wendell Pierce ... Reverend Hosea Williams
Tim Roth ... George Wallace
Oprah Winfrey ... Annie Lee Cooper
Andre Holland ... Andrew Young
Omar J. Dorsey ... James Orange
Tessa Thompson ... Diane Nash
Colman Domingo ... Ralph Abernathy
Martin Sheen ... Frank Minis Johnson
Dylan Baker ... J. Edgar Hoover
Niecy Nash ... Richie Jean Jackson
Keith Stanfield ... Jimmie Lee Jackson
Stephan James ... John Lewis
Haviland Stillwell ... President's Secretary
Nigel Thatch ... Malcolm X
Jeremy Strong ... James Reeb
Yamanee Coleman ... Church/Funeral Attendant
Corey Reynolds ... CT Vivian
Ruben Santiago-Hudson ... Bayard Rustin
Trai Byers ... James Forman
John Archer Lundgren ... Deputized Klansman
E. Roger Mitchell ... Reverend Frederick Reese
Tara Ochs ... Viola Liuzzo
Henry G. Sanders ... Cager Lee
Kent Faulcon ... Dr. Sullivan Jackson
Charity Jordan ... Viola Lee
Christine Horn ... Female Marcher
Preston Baker ... Hotel Patron/Selma Citizen
John Lavelle ... Roy Reed
Stan Houston ... Sheriff Jim Clark
Dane Davenport ... Klansman #1
Clay Chappell ... Registrar
Greg Chandler Maness ... LBJ's Aide
Ledisi Young ... Mahalia Jackson
Elizabeth Diane Wells ... Marie Reeb (as Elizabeth Wells Berkes)
Jody Thompson ... Actor
Fred Galle ... Alabama State Attorney
Amahre Palmer ... Civil Rights Activist
Montrel Miller ... Young Marcher
Merriwether Stormy ... Daughter
Trinity Simone ... Girl #1
Joseph Oliveira ... National Guardsman
Charlandra L. Jacobs ... Funeral Attendee
Michael Shikany ... Archbishop Iakovos
Jordan Christina Rice ... Girl
Clint Crane ... National Guardsman
Kenny Cooper ... Black Marcher
Mikeria Howard ... Girl #2
Aaron Brewstar ... Alabama State Trooper/Selma Alabama Police
Brian Kurlander ... Voice on Recorder
Dexter Tillis ... Angry Marcher
Jeffery James Bucchino ... Congressman
Mark Cabus ... State Attorney
Charles Black ... Elderly Marcher
Shannon Edwards ... Senator
Andrew Bleidner ... LBJ's Marine Guard/White House Aide
Travis Turner ... Press/Reporter
Brandon O'Dell ... Reeb's Companion
Samuel Lee Fudge ... Young Marcher
Kyle McMahon ... Senator John J. Williams
Raven Ferguson ... Female Marcher
Ronan Brookes ... Montgomery Police Officer
Thom McGlon ... Sheriff Posseman
Ryan Fontaine ... National Guardsman
651 3/4
AMG SYNOPSIS: A band of renegades on the run in outer space get in more hot water than they anticipated in this sci-fi action-adventure adapted from the television series Firefly. In the 26th century, the galaxy has been colonized by a military force known as the Alliance, but its leadership has not gone unquestioned. The Alliance was once challenged by a league of rebels known as the Independents, but the Alliance emerged victorious after a brutal civil war, with the surviving Independents scattering around the galaxy. Also wandering the edges of the galaxy are the Reavers, who have won few allies due to their violent behavior and habit of ripping apart their enemies and eating them before they're dead. Capt. Malcolm "Mal" Reynolds (Nathan Fillion), who fought as an Independent in the galactic war, is the head of Serenity, a rogue frieghter ship whose crew includes Mal's first mate, Zoe (Gina Torres), who fought alongside him in the war, her husband, hotshot pilot Wash (Alan Tudyk), sunny but dependable mechanic Kaylee (Jewel Staite), and hard-nosed gunman Jayne (Adam Baldwin). The crew of Serenity wander the galaxy, taking on whatever work they can get, from criminal activities like smuggling and stealing to legitimately offering transport to travelers. Passengers aboard Serenity include professional "companion" Inara (Morena Baccarin) and holy man Shepherd Book (Ron Glass), but the real trouble aboard the ship comes with the arrival of Simon (Sean Maher) and his teenage sister, River Tam (Summer Glau). In time, the crew discovers that River has remarkable psychic powers and was being held captive by Alliance forces until Simon came to her rescue. Now the Alliance is hot on the heels of Serenity and its passengers, with The Operative (Chiwetel Ejiofor), a sinister Alliance tracker, leading the chase. Serenity was written and directed by Joss Whedon (in his directorial debut), creator of Firefly, which only lasted 11 weeks on the air but gained a powerful cult following who rallied to get the show released on DVD after its cancellation, leading to impressive home-video sales and and an eventual motion picture deal. A couple of months prior to Serenity's theatrical release, reruns of Firefly were picked up by the Sci-Fi channel, adding even more fans to its cult following. -- Mark Deming

Moods : Other Dimensions
Themes : Space Travel | Future Dystopias | Misfits and Outsiders | Cannibals | Space Wars | Unlikely Heroes | Wanderlust
Keywords : spacecraft, cargo, fight, fugitive, government, humanity, psychic, resilience, smuggling, space-travel, crew, outer-space, captain [ship]
Science Fiction, Space Adventure, Sci-Fi Action, Hybrid Western 
Nathan Fillion ... Capt. Malcolm "Mal" Reynolds
Gina Torres ... Zoe
Alan Tudyk ... Wash
Morena Baccarin ... Inara
Adam Baldwin ... Jayne
Jewel Staite ... Kaylee Frye
Summer Glau ... River Tam
Sean Maher ... Dr. Simon Tam
Chiwetel Ejiofor ... The Operative
Ron Glass ... Shepherd Book
David Krumholtz ... Mr. Universe
Michael Hitchcock
Sarah Paulson
652 2/4
Sesame Street Presents: Follow that Bird 
AMG SYNOPSIS: The first film to be adapted from the popular children's television series Sesame Street, Follow That Bird follows the story of Big Bird after a social worker (Sally Kellerman) takes him away from Sesame Street to live with a family of birds in Illinois. Unhappy in his new surroundings, Big Bird attempts to hitchhike back home to Sesame Street. Over the course of his journey he meets a number of odd and charming characters, in the form of cameos by Chevy Chase, Sandra Bernhard, Waylon Jennings, Dave Thomas and John Candy. The music for this engaging family film was written by Van Dyke Parks and Lennie Niehaus. -- Stephen Thomas Erlewine

Themes : Finding a Way Back Home
Keywords : animal, friendship, Muppets, runaway [from home], teenagers, birds, child, foster-home, hitchhiker, on-the-run, rescue
Children's/Family, Road Movie 
Jim Henson ... Ernie, Kermit the Frog
Frank Oz ... Bert, Grover, Cookie Monster
Paul Bartel ... Grouch Cook
Sandra Bernhard ... GrouchyWaitress
John Candy ... State Trooper
Chevy Chase ... Newscaster
Waylon Jennings ... Truck Driver
Dave Thomas ... Sam Sleaze
Laraine Newman ... Mommy Dodo
Brian Hohlfeld ... Daddy Dodo
Eddie Deezen ... Donnie Dodo
Sally Kellerman ... Miss Finch
Joe Flaherty ... Sid Sleaze
Benjamin Barrett ... Floyd
Liston Bates ... Rescue Boy
Richard Campbell ... Boy with Apple
Tanya Marie Cook ... Tanya
Alyson Court ... Ruthie
Emilio Delgado ... Luis
Richard Hunt ... Principal Muppet Performer
Loretta Long ... Susan
Kermit Love ... Willy
Sonia Manzano ... Maria
Adrian McCalla ... Kid at Map
Bob McGrath ... Bob
Kathryn Mullen ... Principal Muppet Performer
Jerry Nelson ... Principal Muppet Performer
Roscoe Orman ... Gordon
Alaina Reed ... Olivia
Tawny Richard ... Rescue Girl
Shawna Stoll ... Airline Announcer
Linda Francis
653 3/4
The Sessions 
AMG SYNOPSIS: A 38-year-old man who has spent most of his life in an iron lung enlists the help of a sexual surrogate in order to lose his virginity in this drama starring Oscar-nominated actor John Hawkes and inspired by the life of poet/journalist Mark O'Brien. With the support of an unconventional priest (William H. Macy) and a devoted team of caretakers, the virginal writer hires a compassionate sex surrogate (Helen Hunt), who finds her life profoundly transformed by their tender sessions. -- Jason Buchanan

Moods : Only Human
Themes : Living With Disability | Prostitutes
Keywords : caregiver, caretaker [custodian], iron-lung, virgin
Comedy Drama, Tragi-comedy 
John Hawkes ... Mark
Helen Hunt ... Cheryl
Moon Bloodgood ... Vera
Annika Marks ... Amanda
Rhea Perlman ... Mikvah Lady
Adam Arkin ... Josh
William H. Macy ... Father Brendan
W. Earl Brown ... Rod
Robin Weigert ... Susan
Blake Lindsley ... Dr. Laura White
Ming Lo ... Clerk
Jennifer Kumiyama ... Carmen
Rusty Schwimmer ... Joan
Tobias Forrest ... Creg
Paul Maclean ... Young Mark
Phoebe Lewin ... Girl on Beach
Jonathan Hanrahan ... Unicyclist
Jason Jack Edwards ... Waiter
J. Teddy Garces ... Man in Elevator
B.J. Clinkscales ... Ambulance
Terry ... Cat
654 4/4
AMG SYNOPSIS: Director David Fincher's dark, stylish thriller ranks as one of the decade's most influential box-office successes. Set in a hellish vision of a New York-like city, where it is always raining and the air crackles with impending death, the film concerns Det. William Somerset (Morgan Freeman), a homicide specialist just one week from a well-deserved retirement. Every minute of his 32 years on the job is evident in Somerset's worn, exhausted face, and his soul aches with the pain that can only come from having seen and felt far too much. But Somerset's retirement must wait for one last case, for which he is teamed with young hotshot David Mills (Brad Pitt), the fiery detective set to replace him at the end of the week. Mills has talked his reluctant wife, Tracy (Gwyneth Paltrow), into moving to the big city so that he can tackle important cases, but his first and Somerset's last are more than either man has bargained for. A diabolical serial killer is staging grisly murders, choosing victims representing the seven deadly sins. First, an obese man is forced to eat until his stomach ruptures to represent gluttony, then a wealthy defense lawyer is made to cut off a pound of his own flesh as penance for greed. Somerset initially refuses to take the case, realizing that there will be five more murders, ghastly sermons about lust, sloth, pride, wrath, and envy presented by a madman to a sinful world. Somerset is correct, and something within him cannot let the case go, forcing the weary detective to team with Mills and see the case to its almost unspeakably horrible conclusion. The moody photography is by Darius Khondji; the nauseatingly vivid special effects are by makeup artist Rob Bottin, best known for more fantasy-oriented work in films like The Howling (1981). -- Robert Firsching

Moods : Nail-biters | Abandon All Hope
Themes : Murder Investigations | Serial Killers
Keywords : cat-and-mouse, clue, detective, investigation, killing, murder, mutilation, serial-killer
Thriller, Police Detective Film, Crime Thriller 
Brad Pitt ... David Mills
Morgan Freeman ... William Somerset
Gwyneth Paltrow ... Tracy Mills
Kevin Spacey ... John Doe
R. Lee Ermey ... Police Captain
Richard Roundtree ... Talbot
Pamela Tyson
John Cassini ... Officer Davis
Peter Crombie ... Dr. O'Neill
Reg E. Cathey ... Coroner
George Christy ... Workman
Hawthorne James ... George, Library Night Guard
Bob Collins ... Library Guard
Dominique Jennings ... TV News Reporter
Allan Kolman ... Forensic Man
Gene Borkan ... Eli Gould (Sin of Greed)
Julie Araskog ... Mrs. Gould
John C. McGinley ... California
Harrison White ... Cop on SWAT Team
Bob Stephenson ... Cop on SWAT Team
Michael Reid Mackay ... Victor (Sin of Sloth)
Richard Portnow ... Dr. Beardsley
Tudor Sherrard ... Coupon Man
Michael Massee ... Man in Massage Parlour Booth
David Correia ... Cop at Massage Parlour
Leland Orser ... Crazed Man in Massage Parlour
Lexie Bigham ... Sweating Cop at Massage Parlour
Brian Evers ... Duty Sergeant
Shannon Wilcox ... Cop Behind Desk
Richard Schiff ... Mark Swarr
Andrew Kevin Walker ... Opening Scene Corpse (uncredited)
Daniel Zacapa
655 1/4
The Seventh Sign 
AMG SYNOPSIS: This horror thriller is based upon the final chapter of the Bible and centers upon Abby Quinn, a pregnant woman living in Venice, California who leases her garage apartment to mysterious David, who seems to be trying to claim the soul and the life of her unborn child. Little does she knows that he is Christ incarnate and has come to open each of the seven seals and release upon the wicked world the prophesied disasters. He has already broken six seals and now with Abby's baby prepares to break the seventh. Meanwhile, David is stalked by the mysterious Father Lucci who has more than a passing interest in Apocalyptic prophesies. -- Sandra Brennan

Themes : End of the World
Keywords : demon, Apocalypse, child, demonic-possession, disaster, post-nuclear-holocaust, priest, prophecy
Horror, Supernatural Horror 
Demi Moore ... Abby Quinn
Michael Biehn ... Russell Quinn
Jürgen Prochnow ... David, the Boarder
Manny Jacobs ... Avi
Peter Friedman ... Father Lucci
John Heard ... Reverend
Akosua Busia ... Penny
John Taylor ... Jimmy Zaragoza
Arnold Johnson ... Janitor
Leo Cimino ... Head Cardinal
Lee Garlington ... Dr. Inness
Richard Devon ... 2nd Cardinal
Yuri Ogawa ... Nurse
John Walcutt ... Novicate
Michael Laskin ... Israeli Colonel
Patricia Allison ... Administrator
Ian Buchanan ... Meteorologist
Glynn Edwards ... Newscaster
Robin Groth ... Newscaster
Dick Spangler ... Newscaster
Dorothy Sinclair ... Reporter
Larry Eisenberg ... Reporter
Mariko Tse ... Private Nurse
Adam Nelson ... Paramedic
David L. King ... Paramedic
Sonny Santiago ... Medical Technician
Fredric Arnold ... Surgeon
Blanche Rubin ... Mrs. Ornstein
Joe Mays ... Motel Clerk
Jane Frances ... Game Show Woman
Robert Herron ... Jimmy's Guard
J.N. Roberts ... Jimmy's Guard
Hank Calia ... Jimmy's Guard
Gary Epper ... Jimmy's Guard
John Sherrod ... Jimmy's Guard
Hugo L. Stanger ... Old Priest
Darwyn Carson ... Reporter
656 3/4
AMG SYNOPSIS: This lavishly mounted adaptation of the play by William Nicholson tells the true story of the doomed love affair between novelist and noted Christian scholar C.S. Lewis and a Jewish-American poet. Anthony Hopkins stars as C.S. "Jack" Lewis, an Oxford professor and successful author of the Chronicles of Narnia series of children's fantasy novels. A confirmed bachelor, Jack's existence is an inward life of the mind. Somewhat detached from the world, his only social outlet is evenings out at a local pub discussing philosophy and religion with his fellow lecturers. Jack has been corresponding with a bluntly intelligent American woman, Joy Gresham (Debra Winger), who arrives to visit him, with her young son Douglas (Joseph Mazzello) in tow. She tells Jack that she has actually fled from an abusive marriage and plans to divorce, and Jack astonishes friends and family by agreeing to a platonic marriage with Joy so that she can obtain British citizenship. As their friendship deepens and Joy discovers that she has a terminal illness, the relationship between Joy and Jack becomes a genuine romance, and their marriage turns into a real commitment. Shadowlands (1993) had previously been filmed as a well-regarded British television movie in 1985 starring Joss Ackland as Lewis. -- Karl Williams

Moods : In the Mood for Love | Only Human
Themes : Marriages of Convenience | Americans Abroad | Battling Illness | Dying Young | Mothers and Sons
Keywords : love, marriage, romance, terminal-illness, British, commitment [personal], poet, writer, death
Drama, Romance, Marriage Drama, Biopic [feature], Period Film, Medical Drama 
Anthony Hopkins ... Jack Lewis
Debra Winger ... Joy Gresham
Edward Hardwicke ... Warnie Lewis
Michael Denison ... "Harry" Harrington
John Wood ... Christopher Riley
Peter Firth ... Dr. Craig
Lucy Boulting
Roddy Maude-Roxby ... Arnold Dopliss
Chris Williams ... Julian
Tim McMullan ... Nick Farrell
Julian Fellowes ... Desmond Arding
Andrew Seear ... Bob Chafer
Andrew Hawkins ... Rupert Parrish
Peter Howell ... College President
Robert Flemyng ... Claude Bird
James Frain ... Peter Whistler
Charles Simon ... Barker
Giles Oldershaw ... Marcus
Roger Ashton-Griffiths ... Dr. Eddie Monk
Pat Keen ... Mrs. Young
Howard Lew Lewis ... Tea Room Waiter
John Quentin ... Station Acquaintance
Alan Talbot ... College Porter
Sylvia Barter ... Woman in Bookshop
Pauline Melville ... Committee Chairwoman
Sophie Stanton ... Lecture Committee
Ninka Scott ... Lecture Committee
Walter Sparrow ... Fred Paxford
Gerald Sim ... Superintendent Registrar
Norman Bird ... Taxi Driver Witness
Abigail Harrison ... Staff Nurse
Julian Firth ... Father John Fisher
Karen Lewis ... Hotel Receptionist
Terry Rowley ... Registrar
824 2/4
The Shallows 
AMG SYNOPSIS: Young surfer Nancy (Blake Lively) travels to a secluded beach in search of a secret spot that her mother had discovered years earlier. While paddling out into the waves, she is hunted by a great white shark and stranded on an embankment away from the shoreline. Alone and wounded, she attempts to survive the attack and get ashore in this thriller directed by Jaume Collet-Serra. -- Daniel Gelb

Drama, Thriller 
Blake Lively ... Nancy
Óscar Jaenada ... Carlos
Brett Cullen ... Father
Jose Manuel ... Surfer
657 4/4
AMG SYNOPSIS: An outwardly ordinary man must come to terms with his inner compulsions in this powerful drama from filmmaker Steve McQueen. Brandon (Michael Fassbender) is a successful businessman in his early thirties who lives in New York. To most around him, Brandon seems cool and introverted, but inside he is wrestling with a powerful sexual appetite; he's obsessed with pornography and prefers short-term relationships with women that allow him to keep the world at arm's length. The grim routine of Brandon's life is upended when his sister Sissy (Carey Mulligan) stops by for an extended visit without prior notice. While Brandon is reserved, Sissy is an outgoing and flashy musician, and she doesn't seem to care about her brother's need for privacy. When Sissy forces Brandon to look closely at his life, he comes to understand the circumstances that made him the man he is today as his veneer of calm begins to crack. Shame won the Firpresci Award (presented by the International Federation of Film Critics) at the 2011 Venice Film Festival. -- Mark Deming

Themes : Dysfunctional Families | Haunted By the Past | Sibling Relationships
Keywords : compulsion, obsession, sex, sibling
Drama, Psychological Drama 
Michael Fassbender ... Brandon
Carey Mulligan ... Sissy
James Badge Dale ... David
Nicole Beharie ... Marianne
Lucy Walters ... Pretty Subway Girl
Mari-Ange Ramirez ... Alexa
Alex Manette ... Steven
Hannah Ware ... Samantha
Elizabeth Masucci ... Elizabeth
Rachel Farrar ... Rachel
Loren Omer ... Loren
Lauren Tyrrell ... Hostess
Marta Milans ... Cocktail Waitress
Jake Siciliano ... Skype Son
Robert Montano ... Waiter
Charisse Merman ... Live Chat Woman
Amy Hargreaves ... Hotel Lover
Anna Hopkins ... Carly
Chazz Menendez ... Muscular Boyfriend
Carl Low ... Bouncer
Calamity Chang ... Late Night Lover #1
DeeDee Luxe ... Late Night Lover #2
Stanley Wayne Mathis ... Conductor
Wenne Alton Davis ... Police Officer
1057 4/4
The Shape of Water 
AMG SYNOPSIS: A mute cleaning lady (Sally Hawkins) working in a secret U.S. government lab in 1962 befriends an otherworldly, aquatic creature (Doug Jones) who's being held there against its will. In time, she and her friends decide to help it escape from captivity, even if it means risking the wrath of a ruthless G-man (Michael Shannon). Richard Jenkins and Octavia Spencer co-star. Directed by Guillermo del Toro (Crimson Peak, Pan's Labyrinth). --

Moods : Fantastic Reality
Themes : Living With Disability | Mutants | On the Run | Workplace Romance
Keywords : Cold-War, creature, escape, fantasy, laboratory, romance
Attributes : High Artistic Quality, High Budget
Adventure, Fantasy, Fantasy Drama, Romantic Adventure, Sci-Fi Adventure 
Sally Hawkins ... Elisa
Richard Jenkins ... Giles
Doug Jones ... Amphibian Man
Lauren Lee Smith ... Elaine Strickland
Michael Stuhlbarg ... Mr. Robert Hoffstetler
David Hewlett ... Fleming
Nick Searcy ... General Hoyt
Stewart Arnott ... Bernard
Nigel Bennett ... Mihalkov
Martin Roach ... Brewster Fuller
Allegra Fulton ... Yolanda
John Kapelos ... Mr. Arzoumanian
Morgan Kelly ... Pie Guy
Dru Viergever ... Military Policeman
Wendy Lyon ... Sally (Secretary)
Diego Fuentes ... Worker
658 2/4
Shark Tale 
AMG SYNOPSIS: Oceanic wise guys meet up with a small fish who has a big attitude in this computer-animated comedy. Don Lino (voice of Robert De Niro) is the patriarch of a family of sharks who lord over a bustling aquatic community based along a massive underwater reef. Don Lino has two sons, Frankie (voice of Michael Imperioli) and Lenny (voice of Jack Black); Frankie is a carnivorous tough guy who takes after his father, but Lenny is, at heart, a kind soul who has earned the ire of his dad by becoming a vegetarian. One of Don Lino's cronies is Sykes (voice of Martin Scorsese), who runs a "whale wash" where Oscar (voice of Will Smith) scrubs aquatic mammals for a living. Oscar is a small but ambitious fish who dreams of making something of himself, and when a dropped anchor accidentally kills Frankie, Oscar is suddenly (if mistakenly) celebrated as "the shark killer." Oscar's overnight fame attracts the attentions of Lola (voice of Angelina Jolie), a slinky dragon fish who woos Oscar away from his steady date, Angie (voice of Renée Zellweger); however, Oscar strikes up a friendship with Lenny and has to decide what to do when Don Lino and Sykes decides it's time to "take care" of the "different" shark. Also popping up in Shark Tale's all-star voice cast are Peter Falk, Vincent Pastore, Ziggy Marley, and Katie Couric. -- Mark Deming

Moods : Just for Fun
Themes : Mafia Life | Mistaken Identities | Social Climbing | Love Triangles
Keywords : fish [animal], shark, gangster, Mafia, reef, son
Children's/Family, Comedy, Family-Oriented Comedy, Sea Adventure 
Will Smith ... Oscar
Robert De Niro ... Don Lino
Renée Zellweger ... Angie
Jack Black ... Lenny
Angelina Jolie ... Lola
Martin Scorsese ... Sykes
Ziggy Marley ... Ernie
Doug E. Doug ... Bernie
Michael Imperioli ... Frankie
Vincent Pastore ... Luca
David Soren ... Worm, Killer Whale #2, Shrimp, Starfish #1
Peter Falk ... Ira Feinberg
Katie Couric ... Katie Current
David P. Smith ... Crazy Joe
Bobb'e J. Thompson ... Shortie #1
Lenny Venito ... Giuseppe, Great White #1
Saverio Guerra ... Pontrelli
Shelley Morrison ... Mrs. Sanchez
James Madio ... Great White #2, Hammerhead
Frank Vincent ... Great White #3
Joseph Siravo ... Great White #5
Steve Alterman ... Messenger Fish, Tip Fish #2
Phil LaMarr ... Prawn Shop Owner
Jenifer Lewis ... Motown Turtle
Sean Bishop ... Great White #4, Killer Whale #1, Tip Fish #1, Whale
James Ryan ... Cashier, Clown Whale, Oyster, Starfish #2
Latifa Ouaou ... Whale Wash Co-Worker
Seana Kofoed ... Shorty 3
659 2/4
Sharky's Machine 
AMG SYNOPSIS: A William Diehl novel was the source of the noirish nailbiter Sharky's Machine. Sharky (Burt Reynolds) is an undercover cop who fouls up an assignment and is kicked downstairs to the vice squad -- a rough-shod bunch of hellraisers who make life miserable. Soon, however, Sharky's life does a 180 when he encounters Dominoe (Rachel Ward) a prostitute seemingly in danger from her interaction with a number of very seedy thugs. To protect her, Sharky lines the high-rise apartment across from her residence with security cameras and surveillance equipment -- which only makes matters sticky as Sharky begins to fall in love with her. The film opened to a very warm critical reception (Janet Maslin observed that "Burt Reynolds establishes himself as yet another movie star who is as valuable behind the camera as he is in front of it"). It also features one of the most dangerous stunts on film, wherein the late stuntman Dar Robinson free falls from 16 stories off the ground. The "machine" of the title refers to Sharky's fellow cops, played by heavyweights Brian Keith, Charles Durning, Bernie Casey, and others. -- Hal Erickson

Themes : Out For Revenge | Rogue Cops | Prostitutes
Keywords : drug-ring, law-enforcement, bad-guy, con/scam, conflict, corruption, extramarital-affair, gangster, good-guy, killing, police, prostitute/prostitution, revenge, robbery, surveillance, undercover
Action, Thriller, Police Detective Film, Action Thriller 
Burt Reynolds ... Sharky
Vittorio Gassman ... Victor
Rachel Ward ... Dominoe
Bernie Casey ... Arch
Brian Keith ... Papa
Charles Durning ... Friscoe
Earl Holliman ... Hotchkins
Richard Libertini ... Nosh
Henry Silva ... Billy
Darryl Hickman ... Smiley
John Fiedler ... Barrett
James O'Connell ... Twigs
John Arthur ... Pusher
Weaver Levy ... Chin 2
Carol Locatell ... Mabel
Val Avery ... Man with Siakwan
Suzee Pai ... Siakwan
Tony King ... Kitten
Danny Inosanto ... Chin 1
Glynn Rubin ... Pregnant Woman
Bennie Moore ... Bus Driver
Elaine Falone ... Hooker with Mabel
Terrayne Crawford ... Woman
Monica Kaufman ... Newscaster
Danny Nelson ... Man with Mabel
Lamar Jackson ... Boots
William Diehl ... Percy
660 3/4
Sherlock Holmes 
AMG SYNOPSIS: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's famous super-sleuth, Sherlock Holmes, gets an update with this adaptation of Lionel Wigram's comic book series by writer/director Guy Ritchie (RocknRolla) starring Robert Downey Jr. as the titular detective, with Jude Law stepping into the shoes of his sidekick, Dr. Watson. Heading up the rest of the cast are RocknRolla's Mark Strong as the film's villain, Blackwood, and Rachel McAdams portraying the love interest, Irene Adler. -- Jason Buchanan

Themes : Star Detectives | Race Against Time | Secret Organizations
Keywords : black-magic, detective, occult, secret-society, sidekick, villain
Action, Mystery, Detective Film, Action Thriller 
Jude Law ... Dr. Watson
Rachel McAdams ... Irene Adler
Eddie Marsan ... Inspector Lestrade
Kelly Reilly ... Mary
Robert Maillet ... Dredger
Geraldine James ... Mrs. Hudson
William Houston ... Constable Clark
Hans Matheson ... Lord Coward
James Fox ... Sir Thomas Rotheram
William Hope ... Amabassador Standish
Clive Russell ... Captain Tanner
Oran Gurel ... Reordan
David Garrick ... McMurdo
Kylie Hutchinson ... Maid
Andrew Brooke ... Guard Captain
James Stephens ... Captain Phillips
Sebastian Abineri ... Coach Driver
Tom Watt ... Carriage Driver
James Greene ... Governor
Terry Taplin ... Groundskeeper
Andrew Greenough ... Prison Guard
Bronagh Gallagher ... Palm Reader
Michael Jenn ... Preacher
Ned Dennehy ... Man With Roses
661 4/4
The Shining 
AMG SYNOPSIS: "All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy" -- or, rather, a homicidal boy in Stanley Kubrick's eerie 1980 adaptation of Stephen King's horror novel. With wife Wendy (Shelley Duvall) and psychic son Danny (Danny Lloyd) in tow, frustrated writer Jack Torrance (Jack Nicholson) takes a job as the winter caretaker at the opulently ominous, mountain-locked Overlook Hotel so that he can write in peace. Before the Overlook is vacated for the Torrances, the manager (Barry Nelson) informs Jack that a previous caretaker went crazy and slaughtered his family; Jack thinks it's no problem, but Danny's "shining" hints otherwise. Settling into their routine, Danny cruises through the empty corridors on his Big Wheel and plays in the topiary maze with Wendy, while Jack sets up shop in a cavernous lounge with strict orders not to be disturbed. Danny's alter ego, "Tony," however, starts warning of "redrum" as Danny is plagued by more blood-soaked visions of the past, and a blocked Jack starts visiting the hotel bar for a few visions of his own. Frightened by her husband's behavior and Danny's visit to the forbidding Room 237, Wendy soon discovers what Jack has really been doing in his study all day, and what the hotel has done to Jack. -- Lucia Bozzola

Moods : Spellbinders
Themes : Psychic Abilities | Trapped or Confined | Writer's Life
Keywords : killing, maniac, family, psychic, evil, hotel, isolation, snowbound, Winter, alcoholism, ghost, writing
Attributes : High Artistic Quality, High Production Values
Horror, Haunted House Film 
Jack Nicholson ... Jack Torrance
Shelley Duvall ... Wendy Torrance
Danny Lloyd ... Danny Torrance
Scatman Crothers ... Dick Hallorann
Barry Nelson ... Ullman
Philip Stone ... Grady
Anne Jackson ... Doctor
Joe Turkel ... Lloyd
Tony Burton ... Durkin
Billie Gibson ... Old Woman in Bathtub
Lia Beldam ... Young Woman in Bathtub
Barry Dennen ... Watson
David Baxt ... Forest Ranger 1
Manning Redwood ... Forest Ranger
Lisa Burns ... Grady Daughter
Robin Pappas ... Nurse
Burnell Tucker ... Policeman
Jana Sheldon ... Stewardess
Norman Gay ... Injured Guest
662 2/4
AMG SYNOPSIS: A top Marine sniper who previously abandoned the military after a routine mission gave way to tragedy is double-crossed by the government after reluctantly being pressured back into service in Training Day director Antoine Fuqua's adaptation of Stephen Hunter's novel Point of Impact. There was a time when Bob Lee Swagger (Mark Wahlberg) was the best trigger-man in the military, but after growing disillusioned with the system, he disappeared without a trace. When high-profile government officials locate him at his remote mountain retreat following an extensive search, Swagger is coerced back into service in order to stop a determined assassin from taking out the President of the United States. In the process of carrying out his mission, however, Swagger suddenly realizes that he has been betrayed when he becomes the subject of a nationwide manhunt. Now wounded and desperate to reveal the culprits behind the conspiracy before it's too late, Swagger sets into motion a revenge plan that will send shock waves rippling to some of the most powerful and corrupt leaders in the free world. Danny Glover, Rhona Mitra, and Ned Beatty co-star in this conspiracy-driven action thriller that asks what it truly means to serve one's country. -- Jason Buchanan

Moods : Nail-biters
Themes : Flight of the Innocent | Assassination Plots | Conspiracies | Hired Killers
Keywords : double-cross, on-the-run, retirement, sniper
Thriller, Political Thriller 
Mark Wahlberg ... Bob Lee Swagger
Michael Peña ... Nick Memphis
Danny Glover ... Col. Isaac Johnson
Kate Mara ... Sarah Fenn
Elias Koteas ... Jack Payne
Rhona Mitra ... Alourdes Galindo
Levon Helm ... Mr. Rate
Ned Beatty ... Senator Charles F. Meachum
Lane Garrison ... Donnie Fenn
Tate Donovan ... Russ Turner
663 4/4
AMG SYNOPSIS: In this fully computer-animated fantasy from the creators of Antz, we follow the travails of Shrek (Mike Myers), a green ogre who enjoys a life of solitude. Living in a far away swamp, he is suddenly invaded by a hoard of fairy tale characters, such as the Big Bad Wolf, the Three Little Pigs, and Three Blind Mice, all refugees of their homes who have been shunned by the evil Lord Farquaad (John Lithgow). They want to save their homes from ruin, and enlist the help of Shrek, who is in the same situation. Shrek decides to offer Lord Farquaad a deal; he will rescue the beautiful Princess Fiona (Cameron Diaz), who is intended to be Farquaad's bride. Accompanying Shrek on his adventure is the faithful but loquacious Donkey (Eddie Murphy), who has a penchant for crooning pop songs. The two must face various obstacles in order to locate the Princess, but they find their world challenged when she reveals a dark secret that will affect the group. Shrek is based on the children's book by William Steig, and features additional voice-work by Vincent Cassel, Cody Cameron, and Kathleen Freeman. -- Jason Clark

Moods : Other Dimensions | Young and Old Alike
Themes : Curses and Spells | Daring Rescues | Fantasy Lands | Heroic Mission | Mythical Creatures | Opposites Attract
Keywords : ogre, fantasy-world, curse, donkey, pop-culture, quest, talking-animal, enchanted-forest, fairytale, on-the-road, prince, princess, spell [magic], villain, deal [agreement], dragon, swamp
Children's/Family, Children's Fantasy, Fairy Tales & Legends, Fantasy Comedy 
Mike Myers ... Shrek
Eddie Murphy ... Donkey
Cameron Diaz ... Princess Fiona
John Lithgow ... Lord Farquaad
Vincent Cassel ... Monsieur Hood
Peter Dennis
664 3/4
Shrek 2 
AMG SYNOPSIS: The cranky beast with a heart of gold returns to the big screen in this sequel to the computer-animated smash hit Shrek. After massive green ogre Shrek (voice of Mike Myers) and his new bride, Princess Fiona (voice of Cameron Diaz), return from their honeymoon, they receive an invitation to visit Fiona's parents, King Harold (voice of John Cleese) and Queen Lillian (voice of Julie Andrews), who are the monarchs of The Land Far, Far Away. However, the king and queen are more than a bit alarmed to discover their new son-in-law is a monster the color of algae, and that their daughter's little problem with a magical spell gone wrong has turned into a full-time skin condition. Certain this isn't the sort of "happily ever after" they dreamed of for their daughter, King Harold decides to take Shrek out of the picture and return Fiona to her former beauty with the help of Prince Charming (voice of Rupert Everett), the Fairy Godmother (voice of Jennifer Saunders), and ogre-slaying feline Puss in Boots (voice of Antonio Banderas). Shrek 2 also features the voice of Eddie Murphy returning as Donkey, as well as Larry King as an Ugly Stepsister. -- Mark Deming

Moods : Other Dimensions
Themes : Fantasy Lands | Talking Animals | Crowned Heads | Mythical Creatures
Keywords : fairytale, monarch, ogre, prince, princess
Children's/Family, Comedy, Fantasy, Children's Fantasy, Fairy Tales & Legends, Fantasy Comedy 
Mike Myers ... Shrek
Eddie Murphy ... Donkey
Cameron Diaz ... Princess Fiona
Julie Andrews ... Queen Lillian
Antonio Banderas ... Puss In Boots
John Cleese ... King Harold
Rupert Everett ... Prince Charming
Jennifer Saunders ... Fairy Godmother
Larry King ... Ugly Stepsister
Conrad Vernon ... Gingerbread Man/Cedric/Announcer/Muffin Man/ Mongo
Aron Warner ... Wolf
Kelly Asbury ... Page/Elf/Nobleman/Nobleman's Son
Cody Cameron ... Pinocchio/Three Pigs
Christopher Knights ... Blind Mouse
David P. Smith ... Herald/Man with Box
Mark Moseley ... Mirror/Dresser
Guillaume Aretos ... receptionist
Chris Miller ... Humphries/Magic Mirror
Latifa Ouaou ... Doll/Jill
Alina Phelan ... Maiden #1/ Generic Female #2
Joan Rivers ... Joan Rivers
Andrew Adamson ... Captain of the Guards
665 2/4
Shrek the Third 
AMG SYNOPSIS: Shrek and Fiona's (Mike Myers and Cameron Diaz, respectively) fairy-tale wedding has gone off without a hitch, yet just as the beaming newlyweds prepare to enjoy their blissful "happily ever after," the sudden death of King Harold (John Cleese) finds everyone's favorite ornery ogre being reluctantly fitted for the royal crown. Troubled to learn that not only will he be compelled to rule Far Far Away, but that he and Fiona are also expecting a little ogre, Shrek determines to track down his new bride's rebellious cousin, Artie (Justin Timberlake) -- the one true heir to the throne -- in order to focus on fatherhood without the added distraction of having to preside over the kingdom. As Shrek sets out with faithful companions Donkey (Eddie Murphy) and Puss in Boots (Antonio Banderas) to locate the medieval high-school slacker and bring him back to become the reigning sovereign of Far Far Away, handsome snake Prince Charming (Rupert Everett) slithers back to the castle in the company of the dreaded Captain Hook (Ian McShane) to stage a diabolically timed coup and assume control of the throne. Now, as Shrek, Donkey, and Puss in Boots do their best to wrangle up the feisty Artie, Fiona must enlist the aid of fighting princesses Snow White (Amy Poehler), Sleeping Beauty (Cheri Oteri), Rapunzel (Maya Rudolph), and Cinderella (Amy Sedaris) to barricade the castle and fend off Prince Charming's invading army of fairy-tale villains until her beloved husband can return with the cavalry to save the day. -- Jason Buchanan

Moods : Other Dimensions
Themes : Fantasy Lands | Talking Animals | Crowned Heads | Curses and Spells | Fish Out of Water | Mythical Creatures
Keywords : castle, cousin, heir, king, ogre, royalty, throne
Children's/Family, Comedy, Fantasy, Children's Fantasy, Fairy Tales & Legends, Fantasy Comedy 
Mike Myers ... Shrek
Eddie Murphy ... Donkey
Cameron Diaz ... Princess Fiona
Antonio Banderas ... Puss in Boots
Julie Andrews ... Queen
John Cleese ... King
Rupert Everett ... Prince Charming
Eric Idle ... Merlin
Justin Timberlake ... Artie
Susan Blakeslee ... Evil Queen
Cody Cameron ... Pinocchio, Three Pigs, Ogre Baby, Bohort
Larry King ... Doris
Christopher Knights ... Blind Mice, Heckler, Evil Tree #2, Guard #2
John Krasinski ... Lancelot
Ian McShane ... Captain Hook
Cheri Oteri ... Sleeping Beauty
Regis Philbin ... Mabel
Amy Poehler ... Snow White
Seth Rogen ... Ship Captain
Maya Rudolph ... Rapunzel
Amy Sedaris ... Cinderella
Conrad Vernon ... Gingerbread Man, Rumplestiltskin, Headless Horseman
Aron Warner ... Wolf
Jasper Johannes Andrews ... Ogre Baby
Guillaume Aretos ... Raul
Kelly Asbury ... Master of Ceremonies, Fiddlesworth
Andrew Birch ... Evil Tree #1
Sean Bishop ... Drivers Ed Instructor, Hall Monitor, Teacher
Walt Dohrn ... Van Student, Xavier, Principal Pynchley, Nanny Dwarf, Evil Knight, Singing Villain
Tom Kane ... Guard #1
Tom McGrath ... Gary
Chris Miller ... Pupper Master, Announcer, Mascot, Singing Villain
Latifa Ouaou ... Cheerleader, Guinevere, Woman
Alina Phelan ... Cheerleader
David P. Smith ... Waiter, Evil Dwarf
Mark Valley ... Cyclops
Kari Wahlgren ... Old Lady
666 4/4
AMG SYNOPSIS: An idealistic FBI agent (Emily Blunt) is assigned to work a dangerous stretch of the US-Mexico border by her superior officer (Josh Brolin). She's exposed to the brutality of the Mexican drug cartel, and becomes partners with a defector from the cartel (Benicio Del Toro) who possesses keen knowledge about the organization. As she gets deeper into the ruthlessness and corruption surrounding the FBI sting to find the organizations leaders, her moral and professional boundaries are pushed to their breaking point. Denis Villeneuve directs this pulse-pounding crime drama, which competed for the Palme d'Or at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival. -- Daniel Gelb

Moods : Adrenaline Rush | Button Pushers | Nail-biters
Themes : Drug Trade | Going Undercover | Heroic Mission | One Against the Mob | Police Corruption | Rogue Cops | Scandals and Cover-Ups | Switching Sides | Task Forces
Keywords : agent [representative], border [geographic], cartel, corruption, FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation), Mexican [nationality]
Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Action Thriller, Crime Drama, Crime Thriller, Psychological Thriller 
Emily Blunt ... Kate Macer
Benicio Del Toro ... Alejandro
Josh Brolin ... Matt Graver
Jon Bernthal ... Ted
Daniel Kaluuya ... Reggie Wayne
Jeffrey Donovan ... Steve Forsing
Raoul Trujillo ... Rafael
Julio Cedillo ... Fausto Alarcon
Hank Rogerson ... Phil Coopers
Bernardo Saracino ... Manuel Diaz
Maximiliano Hernandez ... Silvio
Kevin Wiggins ... Burnett
Edgar Arreola ... Guillermo
Dylan Kenin ... Delta Leader
John Trejo ... Delta #2
Marty Lindsey ... SWAT Officer
Alex Knight ... Coroner (Phoenix)
Rio Alexander ... Phoenix Cop
Eric Steinig ... Air Force MP
Vic Browder ... US Marshal
Boots Southerland ... US Marshal Keith
Adam Taylor ... US Marshal Kevin
David Garver ... Bob Fisks
Jesse Ramirez ... Migrant #1
James Espinoza ... Migrant #2
Eb Lottimer ... Bank Manager
Matthew Tompkins ... Jessie Garza
Sarah Minnich ... Reggie's Dance Partner
Matt Page ... Operator
Julian Ortega ... Fausto's Son #1
Jesus Mayorga ... Border Bandit #4
Basil Iwanyk ... DEA Agent (Motel Room)
John Burke ... Chandler News Reporter
1175 3/4
Sicario: Day of the Soldado 
AMG SYNOPSIS: In this adventure/drama, FBI agent Matt Graver (Josh Brolin) enlists a mysterious operative to help investigate a Mexican drug cartel that has been smuggling terrorists into the U.S. Things escalate when the daughter of a top kingpin is abducted, forcing Graver and his partner to re-evaluate their mission. Also starring Benicio Del Toro, Matthew Modine, Isabela Moner, and Jeffrey Donovan. Directed by Stefano Sollima. --

Moods : Slow Burn
Themes : Battling Illness | Drug Trade | Kidnapping
Keywords : bombing, cartel, smuggling, drug-wars, federal-agent, Mexico, terrorist
Action, Crime, Drama, Crime Drama 
Benicio Del Toro ... Alejandro Gillick
Josh Brolin ... Matt Graver
Catherine Keener ... Cynthia Foards
Matthew Modine ... James Ridley
Shea Whigham ... Andy Wheeldon
Ian Bohen ... Carson Wright
Bruno Bichir ... Angel
David Castaneda ... Hector
Jacqueline Torres ... Blandina
Raoul Trujillo ... Rafael
Jon Kristian Moore ... Border Agent #4
Rob Franco ... K-9 Agent
Faysal Ahmed ... Bashiir
Graham Beckel ... Dale Hammonds
Alejandro De La Pena ... Balding Man
JD Garfield ... Alberto
Stafford Douglas ... Naval Intelligence Officer
Ryan Begay ... Javier
Rick Vargas ... 49ers Man
Beth Bailey ... Mother Victim
Fred North ... Blackhawk Pilot #2
667 3/4
AMG SYNOPSIS: Following the smash hit The Sixth Sense (1999) and the under-performing follow-up Unbreakable (2000), directing phenom M. Night Shyamalan returns to the summer box office landscape that served as the backdrop for his cinematic breakthrough. In Signs, another paranormal outing for the writer-director, Shyamalan explores the eerie implications of a 500-foot crop circle that mysteriously appears on the Bucks County, PA farm of reverend Graham Hess (Mel Gibson). As Hess and his family (Joaquin Phoenix, Rory Culkin, Abigail Breslin) try to take stock of what the sign means, and how its message incorporates into their faith, they start to get the feeling they are not alone in the fields behind their house. Shyamalan re-teams with producers Frank Marshall, Sam Mercer and Kathleen Kennedy, and produces the project in association with his Blinding Edge Pictures banner and Touchstone Pictures. -- Derek Armstrong

Moods : Spellbinders
Themes : Crisis of Faith | Evil Aliens | Farm Life | Haunted By the Past | Miraculous Events | Redemption | Small-Town Life
Keywords : crop-circles, alien [not human], faith, grief, invasion, minister, mystery [unexplained phenomenon]
Science Fiction, Thriller, Alien Film 
Mel Gibson ... Graham Hess
Joaquin Phoenix ... Merrill Hess
Cherry Jones ... Officer Caroline Paski
Rory Culkin ... Morgan Hess
Abigail Breslin ... Bo Hess
Patricia Kalember ... Colleen Hess
M. Night Shyamalan ... Ray Reddy
Ted Sutton ... Cunningham
Merritt Wever ... Tracey
Lanny Flaherty ... Mr. Nathan
Marion McCorry ... Mrs. Nathan
Michael Showalter ... Lionel
Rhonda Overby ... Sarah Hughes
668 4/4
The Silence of the Lambs 
AMG SYNOPSIS: In this multiple Oscar-winning thriller, Jodie Foster stars as Clarice Starling, a top student at the FBI's training academy whose shrewd analyses of serial killers lands her a special assignment: the FBI is investigating a vicious murderer nicknamed Buffalo Bill, who kills young women and then removes the skin from their bodies. Jack Crawford (Scott Glenn) wants Clarice to interview Dr. Hannibal Lecter (Anthony Hopkins), a brilliant psychiatrist who is also a violent psychopath, serving life behind bars for various acts of murder and cannibalism. Crawford believes that Lecter may have insight into this case and that Starling, as an attractive young woman, may be just the bait to draw him out. Lecter does indeed know something of Buffalo Bill, but his information comes with a price: in exchange for telling what he knows, he wants to be housed in a more comfortable facility. More important, he wants to speak with Clarice about her past. He skillfully digs into her psyche, forcing her to reveal her innermost traumas and putting her in a position of vulnerability when she can least afford to be weak. The film mingles the horrors of criminal acts with the psychological horrors of Lecter's slow-motion interrogation of Clarice and of her memories that emerge from it. -- Mark Deming

Moods : Nail-biters | Spellbinders
Themes : Mind Games | Rookie Cops | Serial Killers | Haunted By the Past | Murder Investigations | Trapped or Confined
Keywords : agent [representative], cannibal, escape, FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation), investigation, killing, maniac, mental-illness, murder, prison, psychiatry, pursuit, serial-killer, shoot-out, psychopath
Attributes : High Artistic Quality
Thriller, Psychological Thriller, Police Detective Film 
Jodie Foster ... Clarice Starling
Anthony Hopkins ... Dr. Hannibal Lecter
Scott Glenn ... Jack Crawford
Anthony Heald ... Dr. Frederick Chilton
Brooke Smith ... Catherine Martin
Ted Levine ... Jame "Buffalo Bill" Gumb
Diane Baker ... Senator Ruth Martin
Kasi Lemmons ... Ardelia Mapp
Charles Napier ... Lt. Boyle
Howard Feuer
Jeffrie Lane ... Clarice's Father
Lawrence A. Bonney ... FBI Instructor
Lawrence T. Wrentz ... Agent Burroughs
Don Brockett ... Friendly Psychopath
Stuart Rudin ... Miggs
Masha Skorobogatov ... Young Clarice
Leib Lensky ... Mr. Lang
Red Schwartz ... Mr. Lang's Driver
Jim Roche ... TV Evangelist
James B. Howard ... Boxing Instructor
Bill Miller ... Mr. Brigham
Chuck Aber ... Agent Terry
Gene Borkan ... Oscar
Tracey Walter ... Lamar
Kenneth Utt ... Dr. Akin
Paul Lazar ... Pilcher
Adelle Lutz ... TV Anchor Woman
Ron Vawter ... Paul Krendler
Jim Dratfield ... Senator Martin's Aide
Rebecca Saxon ... 2nd Reporter
Danny Darst ... Sgt. Tate
Cynthia Ettinger ... Officer Jacobs
Brent Hinkley ... Officer Murray
Steve Wyatt ... Airport Flirt
Alex Coleman ... Sgt. Pembry
Andre B. Blake ... Tall Memphis Cop
Bill Dalzell III ... Distraught Memphis Cop
Chris Isaak ... SWAT Commander
Daniel Von Bargen ... SWAT Communicator
Tommy LaFitte ... SWAT Shooter
Josh Broder ... EMS Attendant
Buzz Kilman ... EMS Driver
Harry Northrup ... Mr. Bimmel
Lamont Arnold ... Flower Delivery Man
John Hall ... State Trooper
Frankie R. Faison ... Barney
Dan Butler ... Roden
669 2/4
AMG SYNOPSIS: Is the time approaching when a persona in its entirety could be a mere fabrication of modern culture and technology? Or did Hollywood enter that time long ago? Either way Viktor Taransky (Al Pacino) finds himself growing more and more aware of the media-obsessed culture in which he tries to earn his living. Taransky is a film director struggling to survive in an industry that doesn't require or want his artistic vision. When first he meets a stranger whose vision is considered somewhat questionable, he doesn't realize the potential of the idea to digitally incorporate a character into his otherwise unsalvageable film. However, in time, not only the director and the entire studio, but American pop culture at large will grow to embrace Simone. As Taransky earns popularity and acclaim via the success of the digitally constructed actress he "discovered," he struggles to define his own identity as an artist and a person, and finds that lying to cover up Simone's non-existence is altering his life entirely. His ex-wife and former employer Elaine (Catherine Keener) notices the difference in his personality, upsetting their daughter Lainey (Evan Rachel Wood) and her hopes of their reconciliation. Meanwhile, stray paparazzi turned private investigators threaten to make public incriminating evidence, which could destroy the limelight Taransky enjoys while "hiding" Simone. Amazingly, what Simone doesn't say or do creates all the more buzz, and causes Taransky to face the reality of his industry. Written and directed by Andrew Niccol (Gattaca), Simone takes a satirical approach to an otherwise fantastical comedy. -- Sarah Sloboda

Moods : Off the Beaten Path
Themes : Filmmaking | Inventors | Ladder to the Top | Success is the Best Revenge
Keywords : con/scam, film-director, media-circus, paparazzi, show-business, simulation, starlet, virtual-reality
Comedy, Media Satire, Showbiz Comedy 
Al Pacino ... Viktor Taransky
Catherine Keener ... Elaine Christian
Pruitt Taylor Vince ... Max Sayer
Jay Mohr ... Hal Sinclair
Jason Schwartzman ... Milton
Stanley Anderson ... Frank Brand
Evan Rachel Wood ... Lainey Christian
Daniel Von Bargen ... Chief Detective
Rachel Roberts ... Simone
Chris Coppola
Elias Koteas ... Hank [uncredited]
1212 3/4
A Simple Favor 
AMG SYNOPSIS: Lonely, cheerful mommy blogger Stephanie (Anna Kendrick) becomes obsessed with Emily (Blake Lively), the chic, mysterious new mother to the neighborhood. When Emily disappears, Stephanie pieces together clues left behind by her friend while also caring for Emily's son, Nicky, and unwisely getting involved with Emily's handsome yet suspicious husband Sean (Henry Golding). Directed by Paul Feig. Based on Darcey Bell’s 2017 novel of the same name. -- Kaitlin Elise Miller

Moods : Head Trips
Themes : Keeping a Secret | Missing Persons | Women's Friendship
Keywords : disappearance, friendship, murder, mystery [whodunit], secret-life
Crime, Thriller, Crime Thriller 
Blake Lively ... Emily
Anna Kendrick ... Stephanie
Jean Smart ... Mrs. McLanden
Eric Johnson ... Davis
Rupert Friend ... Dennis Nylon
Glenda Braganza ... Mrs. Kerry Glenda
Kelly McCormack ... Stacy
Dustin Milligan ... Chris
Danielle Bourgon ... Grace (Stephanie's Mom)
Gia Sandhu ... Valerie
Andrew Moodie ... Sergeant Molloy
Noorin Gulamgaus ... Dennis Nylon Intern
Bashir Salahuddin ... Detective Summerville
Linda Cardellini ... Diana Hyland
Sarah Baker ... Maryanne Chelkowsky
Roger Dunn ... Bruce Hargrave
Corinne Conley ... Librarian
Lesleh Donaldson ... Bus Tourist
Chris Owens ... Detective
Jung Yul Kim ... SWAT Leader
Simply Guitar 
671 3/4
The Simpsons Movie 
AMG SYNOPSIS: They've kept television viewers laughing for nearly 20 years, and now the most popular animated family on the small screen makes the leap into theaters as Homer, Marge, Lisa, Bart, ad Maggie embark on their first-ever feature-length adventure. Directed by David Silverman and written by a whole host of Simpsons veterans including Matt Groening and James L. Brooks, The Simpsons Movie also features special guest appearances by Albert Brooks among others. -- Jason Buchanan

Moods : Gutbusters
Themes : Eccentric Families | Race Against Time | Suburban Dysfunction
Keywords : dysfunctional, suburbs, working-class, nuclear-power-plant
Comedy, Satire, Domestic Comedy 
Dan Castellaneta ... Homer, Barney, Grampa, Stage Manager, Krusty the Clown, Mayor Quimby, Mayor's Aide, Multi-Eyed Squirrel, Panicky Man, Sideshow Mel, Mr. Teeny, EPA Official, Kissing Cop, Bear, Boy on Phone, NSA Worker, Officer, Santa's Little Helper, Squeaky-Voiced Teen
Julie Kavner ... Marge
Yeardley Smith ... Lisa
Nancy Cartwright ... Maggie, Ralph, Nelson, Todd Flanders, TV Daughter, Woman on Phone
Harry Shearer ... Scratchy, Mr. Burns, Rev. Lovejoy, Ned Flanders, Lenny, Skull, President Arnold Schwarzenegger, Kent Brockman, Principal Skinner, Dr. Hibbert, Smithers, Toll Booth Man, Guard, Otto, Kang
Hank Azaria ... Professor Frink, Comic Book Guy, Moe, Chief Wiggum, Lou, Carl, Cletus, Bumblebee Man, Male EPA Worker, Dome Depot Announcer, Kissing Cop, Carnival Barker, Counter Man, Apu, Drederick Tatum, Sea Captain, EPA Passenger, Robot, Dr. Nick
Minnie Driver
Marcia Wallace ... Mrs. Krabappel
Billie Joe Armstrong ... Green Day
Tress MacNeille ... Sweet Old Lady, Colin, Mrs. Skinner, Nelson's Mother, Pig, Cat Lady, Female EPA Worker, G.P.S. Woman, Cookie Kwan, Lindsey Naegle, TV Son, Medicine Woman, Girl on Phone
Joe Mantegna ... Fat Tony
Albert Brooks ... Russ Cargill
Russi Taylor ... Martin
Karl Wiedergott ... Man, EPS Driver
Maggie Roswell ... Helen Lovejoy
Tom Hanks ... Tom Hanks
Phil Rosenthal ... TV Dad
672 3/4
Sin City 
AMG SYNOPSIS: The Eisner Award-winning comic series Sin City comes to life in this live-action feature adaptation from director Robert Rodriguez and creator Frank Miller. Interweaving multiple storylines from the series' history, this violent crime noir paints the picture of the ultimate town without pity through the eyes of its roughest characters. There's the street thug Marv (Mickey Rourke), whose desperate quest to find the killer of a prostitute named Goldie (Jaime King) will lead him to the foulest edges of town. Inhabiting many of those areas is Dwight (Clive Owen), a photographer in league with the sordid ladies of Sin City, headed by Gail (Rosario Dawson), who opens up a mess of trouble after tangling with a corrupt cop by the name of Jackie Boy (Benicio Del Toro). Finally, there's Hartigan (Bruce Willis), an ex-cop with a heart problem who's hell-bent on protecting a stripper named Nancy (Jessica Alba). Featuring a who's who supporting cast that includes Elijah Wood, Brittany Murphy, Devon Aoki, and Nick Stahl, Sin City promises to be one of the most direct translations from page to screen of a comic series, with shots and dialogue adapted straight from the original comic's panels. Rodriguez quit the Director's Guild when they refused to let Frank Miller co-direct the film, a deal hashed out after the two collaborators developed and shot the opening scene utilizing a green-screen process to harness the stark, black-and-white look of the books as a litmus test for the rest of the production. Quentin Tarantino was brought in and reportedly paid one dollar to direct an extended scene between Del Toro and Owen that amounts to one issue of The Big Fat Kill miniseries. -- Jeremy Wheeler

Moods : Tough Guys
Themes : Out For Revenge | Femmes Fatales | One Against the Mob | Prostitutes
Keywords : thug, corruption, blackmail, stripper, cop-killer, serial-killer, castration, child-molestation
Crime, Crime Thriller, Post-Noir (Modern Noir) 
Jessica Alba ... Nancy
Devon Aoki ... Miho
Alexis Bledel ... Becky
Powers Boothe ... Senator Roark
Rosario Dawson ... Gail
Benicio Del Toro ... Jackie Boy
Michael Clarke Duncan ... Manute
Carla Gugino ... Lucille
Josh Hartnett ... The Man
Rutger Hauer ... Cardinal Roark
Jaime King ... Goldie / Wendy
Michael Madsen ... Bob
Brittany Murphy ... Shellie
Clive Owen ... Dwight
Mickey Rourke ... Marv
Nick Stahl ... Junior / Yellow Bastard
Bruce Willis ... Hartigan
Elijah Wood ... Kevin
Marley Shelton ... The Customer
Frank Miller ... Priest
Rick Gomez ... Shlubb
673 1/4
Sin City: A Dame to Kill For 
AMG SYNOPSIS: Robert Rodriguez teams with Frank Miller to direct this follow-up to Sin City from a script by Miller and William Monahan based on preexisting stories along with new ones written for the big screen. Josh Brolin stars in the adaptation of the comic miniseries (Sin City: A Dame to Kill For), which tells the backstory of Clive Owen's Dwight character as he is wrapped up in the thralls of femme fatale, Ava (Eva Green). Also new to the series is Joseph Gordon-Levitt, who plays Johnny, a mysterious gambler set on taking down his sworn enemy in a high-stakes game of life and death. Mickey Rourke, Rosario Dawson, Jessica Alba, and Jaime King return for the Dimension Films release, with Jamie Chung and Dennis Haysbert stepping into roles left by Devon Aoki and the late Michael Clarke Duncan. -- Jeremy Wheeler

Moods : Tough Guys
Themes : Femmes Fatales | Gambling | Out For Revenge
Keywords : amnesia, gambler, femme-fatale, prostitute/prostitution
Crime, Crime Thriller, Post-Noir (Modern Noir) 
Josh Brolin ... Dwight
Mickey Rourke ... Marv
Joseph Gordon-Levitt ... Johnny
Eva Green ... Ava
Jessica Alba ... Nancy
Rosario Dawson ... Gail
Jaime King ... Wendy
Jamie Chung ... Miho
Bruce Willis ... Hartigan
Ray Liotta ... Joey
Juno Temple ... Sally
Jeremy Piven ... Bob
Dennis Haysbert ... Manute
Christopher Meloni ... Mort
Powers Boothe ... Senator Roark
Stacy Keach ... Wallenquist
Christopher Lloyd ... Kroenig
Marton Csokas ... Damien Lord
Jude Ciccolella ... Lt. Liebowitz
Lady Gaga ... Bertha
Patricia Vonne ... Dallas
Bart Fletcher ... Flint
Alejandro Rose-Garcia ... Buzz
Samuel Davis ... Frat Boy #3
Kimberly Cox ... Lillian
Vincent Fuentes ... Abdul
Billy Blair ... Louie
Rob Franco ... Luigi
Daylon Walton ... Gordo
Eloise DeJoria ... Joey's Wife
Bob Schreck ... Mulgrew
Sylvia Froman ... Landlady
Lawrence Varnado ... Boogaard
Jimmy Gonzales ... Jacoby
Tommy Townsend ... Wino Old Timer
Robert Lott ... Cowboy
Gregory R. Kelly ... Godzilla
Patrick Sane ... Gorgo
Greg Ingram ... Mothra
Will Beinbrink ... Lawyer
Dimitrius Pulido ... Maitre D
John Wirt ... Heavy
Emmy Robbin ... Flamethrower
Christian Bowman ... The Man
674 2/4
Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas 
AMG SYNOPSIS: The legendary rogue of the seven seas confronts a new assortment of dangers and thrills in this animated action-adventure tale. Sinbad (voice of Brad Pitt) and his crews of pirate adventurers are hoping to retire to Fiji, and they discover a treasure that could make that possible -- the Book of Peace, which has kept the Twelve Cities in harmony for centuries. But Sinbad's plan to snatch the magic book is complicated when he learns it's on board a ship captained by his longtime friend Proteus (voice of Joseph Fiennes). While Sinbad still has his eye on the book, so does the mischievous goddess Eris (voice of Michelle Pfeifer), who sends a deadly sea monster into Sinbad's path to scuttle his plans. With the help of Proteus, Sinbad prevails over the beast, and determined Eris responds by snatching the book and framing Sinbad for the crime. Noble Proteus offers to step in for Sinbad and take his punishment, so now the adventurer has ten days to rescue the book from Eris or Proteus will pay with his life. While Sinbad is at first uncertain if he should take on such a dangerous assignment or simply high-tail it to Fiji, someone is on hand to persuade him -- Marina (voice of Catherine Zeta-Jones), Proteus' lovely but hard-headed fiancée, who has stowed away on Sinbad's ship. Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas was the first animated feature written by John Logan, who received an Oscar nomination for his script for Gladiator. -- Mark Deming

Moods : Other Dimensions
Themes : Unlikely Heroes | Pirates | Daring Rescues | Mythical Creatures
Keywords : rogue, adventurer, pirate [seafarer], book, friendship, rescue, creature, mutiny, myth, sea, sea-monster, swashbuckler
Children's/Family, Adventure, Children's Fantasy, Fantasy Adventure, Mythological Fantasy, Sea Adventure 
Brad Pitt ... Sinbad
Catherine Zeta-Jones ... Marina
Michelle Pfeiffer ... Eris
Joseph Fiennes ... Proteus
Dennis Haysbert ... Kale
Timothy West ... Dymas
Adriano Giannini ... Rat
Andrew Birch ... Grum/Chum
Jim Cummings ... Luca
Raman Hui ... Jin
Chris Miller ... Tower Guard
Conrad Vernon ... Jed
1071 0/4
AMG SYNOPSIS: In 2020, a supercomputer determines that human beings pose the greatest threat to Earth, and begins an eradication process. Decades later, a teen named Andrew (Julian Schaffner) struggles to survive in a world dominated by machines while searching for a secret land called Aurora. Robert Kouba wrote and directed this sci-fi thriller, which co-stars John Cusack, Carmen Argenziano, Eileen Grubba, and Jeannine Wacker. --

Moods : Nail-biters
Themes : Future Dystopias | Technology Run Amok
Keywords : computers, future, machine, technology
Science Fiction, Action Thriller, Sci-Fi Action 
John Cusack ... Elias Van Dorne
Carmen Argenziano ... Damien Walsh
Eileen Grubba ... Veronica Davis
675 2/4
AMG SYNOPSIS: SNL alumni Tina Fey and Amy Poehler co-star in this Universal Studios comedy about two daffy adult sisters, one an irresponsible single mom and the other a kindhearted nurse, who decide to throw one last wild party at their childhood home before it's sold by their parents. However, their bash ends up going disastrously awry. Written by Paula Pell and directed by Jason Moore. -- Jack Rodgers

Themes : Sibling Relationships
Keywords : home, sister
Comedy, Domestic Comedy 
Tina Fey ... Kate Ellis
Amy Poehler ... Maura Ellis
Maya Rudolph ... Brinda
Ike Barinholtz ... James
John Leguizamo ... Dave
James Brolin ... Bucky Ellis
Dianne Wiest ... Deanna Ellis
John Cena ... Pazuzu
Bobby Moynihan ... Alex
Greta Lee ... Hae-Won
Madison Davenport ... Haley
Rachel Dratch ... Kelly
Santino Fontana ... Mr. Geernt
Britt Lower ... Mrs. Geernt
Samantha Bee ... Liz
Matt Oberg ... Rob
Kate McKinnon ... Sam
Colleen Werthmann ... Cray
Jon Glaser ... Dan
Renee Elise Goldsberry ... Kim
Ben Sinclair ... Construction Worker
Chris Parnell ... Phil
Paula Pell ... Dana
Tom Morrissey ... Maura's Patient
Daniel Breaker ... Airport Bartender
Darren Lee ... Nail Salon Owner
Brian d'Arcy James ... Jerry
Jackie Tohn ... DJ
Ann Harada ... Jean
Heather Matarazzo ... Denny
Adrian Martinez ... Officer Harris
Sara Meyer ... Bolos Softball Team
1113 3/4
Sixteen Candles 
AMG SYNOPSIS: On the eve of her sister's wedding, suburban teenager Samantha (Molly Ringwald) suffers silently as her family forgets her birthday. Even worse, some total dork (Anthony Michael Hall) keeps propositioning her with sophomoric innuendo when she really craves romantic attention from high-school hunk Jake (Michael Schoeffling). Moving from Samantha's family home as it's invaded by outre relatives to a high-school dance where nothing seems to go her way, this bittersweet teen comedy traces the hopes and disappointments of not only Samantha, but also a host of incidental but memorable characters, from a hapless Japanese exchange student to a prom queen and a posse of barely pubescent nerds. A climactic party scene at which these various strata of young America overcome their rigid hierarchies sets the stage for resolutions both tender and torrid. --

Moods : Pick-Me-Ups | Triumph of the Geeks
Themes : First Love | Coping With Puberty [k] | High School Life | Nothing Goes Right | Party Film | Teen Angst | Wedding Bells
Keywords : high-school, self-discovery, teenagers, birthday, brother, coming-of-age, family-strife, nerd, crush, exchange-student, boy, girl, grandparent, marriage
Attributes : Sleeper
Comedy, Coming-of-Age, Teen Movie 
Molly Ringwald ... Samantha Baker
Anthony Michael Hall ... Geek
Michael Schoeffling ... Jake
Paul Dooley ... Jim Baker
Liane Alexandra Curtis ... Randy
Justin Henry ... Mike Baker
Haviland Morris ... Caroline
Gedde Watanabe ... Long Duk Dong
Billie Bird ... Dorothy
Edward Andrews ... Howard
Carole Cook ... Helen
Rick LeFevour ... Stunts
Beth Ringwald ... Patty
Carlin Glynn ... Brenda Baker
Blanche Baker ... Ginny
John Cusack ... Bryce
Darren Harris ... Cliff
Jonathan Chapin ... Jimmy Montrose
Joan Cusack ... Geek Girl No.1
Brian Doyle-Murray ... Reverend
Jami Gertz ... Robin
Frank Howard ... Freshman
Cinnamon Idles ... Sara
John Kapelos ... Rudy
Marge Kotlisky ... Irene
Tony Longo ... Bock
Steve Monarque ... Jock
Zelda Rubinstein ... Organist
Dennis Vero ... Bus Driver
Elaine Wilkes ... Tracy
Max Showalter ... Fred
Deborah Pollack ... Lumberjack
676 3/4
The Sixth Sense 
AMG SYNOPSIS: In this tense tale of psychological terror, Dr. Malcolm Crowe (Bruce Willis) is a child psychologist whose new patient has a problem far outside his usual area of expertise. Cole Sear (Haley Joel Osment) is six-years-old and claims to see the spirits of dead people all around him. It seems that Cole has psychic powers and can channel the ghosts of those who were troubled. Cole doesn't understand his powers, and he has little control over them; he's constantly terrified by what he sees, and Dr. Crowe is the only one with whom he feels he can share this secret. However, as the doctor digs deeper into Cole's strange powers, it leads to strange and unexpected consequences for both of them. M. Night Shyamalan, who wrote and directed the film, has a small role as Dr. Hill. -- Mark Deming

Moods : Spellbinders | Head Trips
Themes : Psychic Abilities | Ghosts | Mothers and Sons | Haunted By the Past
Keywords : child, ghost, obsession, paranormal, patient [medical], psychic, psychology, trauma
Attributes : High Production Values
Thriller, Psychological Thriller, Childhood Drama, Supernatural Thriller 
Bruce Willis ... Dr. Malcolm Crowe
Haley Joel Osment ... Cole Sear
Toni Collette ... Lynn Sear
Olivia Williams ... Anna Crowe
Donnie Wahlberg ... Vincent Gray
Glenn Fitzgerald ... Sean
Mischa Barton ... Kyra Collins
Trevor Morgan ... Tommy Tammisimo
Bruce Norris ... Stanley Cunningham
Samia Shoaib ... Young Woman Buying Ring
Michael Higgins
677 2/4
Sky High 
AMG SYNOPSIS: An ordinary teenager finds out he's not so ordinary after all in this comedy-adventure. Will Stronghold (Michael Angarano) has his share of anxieties about starting high school, but once he arrives on campus, he discovers he's attending Sky High, a special learning facility for the children of superheroes. Will realizes his father is actually super-human crime fighter Captain Stronghold (Kurt Russell), while his mom is fellow champion Josie Jetstream (Kelly Preston). However, in Will's first few days at school, Coach Boomer (Bruce Campbell) is unable to discover any superior abilities in him, meaning that instead of joining the school's budding heroes, he's been relegated to the ranks of the lowly sidekicks. In time, Will discovers he happens to have super strength after all, but will he learn to hone his new gifts in time to fend off the bullies at school, get the girl of his dreams, and save his folks from a longtime nemesis? Sky High also features Lynda Carter, Dave Foley, and Kevin McDonald. -- Mark Deming

Moods : Fantastic Reality
Themes : Fathers and Sons | Heroic Mission | High School Life | Faltering Friendships | First Love | Teachers and Students
Keywords : parent/child-relationship, school, sidekick, Superhero, super-power
Fantasy, Comedy, Family-Oriented Comedy, Superhero Film, Teen Movie 
Michael Angarano ... Will Stronghold
Kurt Russell ... Steve Stronghold/The Commander
Kelly Preston ... Josie Stronghold/Jetstream
Kevin Heffernan ... Ron Wilson, Bus Driver
Steven Strait ... Warren Peace
Dee Jay Daniels ... Ethan
Nicholas Braun ... Zach
Kelly Vitz ... Magenta
Jim Rash ... Mr. Grayson
Jake Sandvig ... Lash
Khadijah ... Penny
Cloris Leachman ... Nurse Spex
Mary Elizabeth Winstead ... Royal Pain
Bruce Campbell ... Coach Boomer
Lynda Carter ... Principal Powers
Dave Foley ... Mr. Boy
Danielle Panabaker ... Layla
Kevin McDonald ... Mr. Medula
1210 3/4
AMG SYNOPSIS: Building security expert Will Sawyer (Dwayne Johnson) is blamed when the tallest, most advanced building in the world, located in Hong Kong, bursts into flames. On the run from the police, the former FBI agent and amputee must infiltrate the inferno to rescue his wife (Neve Campbell) and children trapped inside, clear his name, and find out the truth behind the attack on the skyscraper. Pablo Schreiber, Noah Taylor, Kevin Rankin, Chin Han and Byron Mann co-star. Written and directed by Rawson Marshall Thurber. --

Moods : In a Minor Key
Themes : Families in Crisis | Heroic Mission | Traitorous Spies/Double Agents
Keywords : abduction, attack, building, destruction, family-in-danger, federal-agent, heist, hero, hostage, inferno, mayhem, rescue, security, security-system, trapped, treachery
Action, Action Thriller 
Dwayne Johnson ... Will Sawyer
Neve Campbell ... Sarah Sawyer
Noah Taylor ... Mr. Pierce
Byron Mann ... Inspector Wu
Pablo Schreiber ... Ben
Adrian Holmes ... Ajani Okeke
Kevin Rankin ... Ray
Gretal Montgomery ... Ray's Wife
Kayden Magnuson ... Ray's Daughter
Byron Lawson ... Suit #1
Jason Day ... Botha's Thug #1
Shawn Stewart ... Botha's Thug #4
Brian Ho ... Shady Man
Nelson Wong ... News Camera Man
Colin Corrigan ... Windbreaker Man
Venus Terzo ... Hostage Negotiator
Paul McGillion ... On-Scene Commander
Matt O'Leary ... Skinny Hacker
Tzi Ma ... Fire Chief Sheng
Allen Keng ... HKP Officer #3
Paul Wu ... Penthouse Guard #2
Aaron Au ... Police Sniper
Evan Lai ... Chinese Newcaster #3
Matt Wolf ... British Newscaster
Rick Chambers ... American Newscaster #2
678 3/4
Slap Shot 
AMG SYNOPSIS: Paul Newman plays Reggie Dunlop, the coach of a pathetic minor-league American hockey team. His career at a standstill and his marriage in tatters, Dunlop has nothing to lose by taking on a new group of players who are one evolutionary step above Neanderthals. Only when the team begins winning does he decide to get behind these players, and to encourage the rest of the team to play as down-and-dirty as the newcomers. Straight-arrow team member Ned Braden (Michael Ontkean) resents this influx of gonzo talent, preferring to play clean. As the film's multitude of subplots play themselves out, Dunlop does his best to keep the outraged Braden on the team. Slap Shot is the sort of film for which the "R" rating was invented: Its nonstop barrage of profanity and its raunchy action sequences are of such intensity that the film will probably never be shown intact on commercial television. -- Hal Erickson

Themes : Hockey Players | Underdogs | Men's Friendship | Coaches and Players | Down on Their Luck | Success is the Best Revenge | Fighting the System
Keywords : hockey, brother, game, champion, coach, employment, factory, fanatic, owner, reconciliation, sports, sportscaster, victory, loser
Attributes : Cult Film, High Production Values
Comedy, Sports Comedy 
Paul Newman ... Reggie Dunlop
Michael Ontkean ... Ned Braden
Lindsay Crouse ... Lily Braden
Jennifer Warren ... Francine Dunlop
Jerry Houser ... "Killer" Carson
Strother Martin ... Joe McGrath
Andrew Duncan ... Jim Carr
Jeff Carlson ... Jeff Hanson
David Hanson ... Jack Hanson
Yvon Barrette ... Denis Le Mieux
Allan Nicholls ... Johnny Upton
Brad Sullivan ... Wanchuk
Stephen Mendillo ... Jim Ahern
Yvan Ponton ... Drouin
Matthew Cowles ... Charlie
Kathryn Walker ... Anita McCambridge
Melinda Dillon ... Suzanne Hanrahan
M. Emmet Walsh ... Dickie Dunn
Paul D'Amato ... Tim McCracken
Ned Dowd ... Ogilthorpe
Nancy Dowd ... Andrea
Swoosie Kurtz ... Shirley/Helen Upton
Christopher Murney ... Tommy Hanrahan
Larry Block ... Peterboro Referee
Paul Dooley ... Hyannisport Announcer
679 3/4
Sleeping Beauty 
AMG SYNOPSIS: Disney produced this lavish animated fairy tale, the most expensive cartoon ever made up to its release with a budget of $6 million. When the young princess Aurora is cursed at birth by the evil fairy Maleficent, the baby is kidnapped by a trio of good fairies who raise the girl themselves, hoping to avoid the spell's fulfillment. Nevertheless, at the age of 16, the beautiful Aurora falls into a deep sleep that can only be awakened by a kiss from her betrothed, Prince Phillip. Knowing that Phillip intends to save Aurora, Maleficent takes him prisoner. When the good fairies launch a rescue attempt, Maleficent transforms herself into a spectacular fire-breathing dragon, forcing Phillip to defeat her in mortal combat. Sleeping Beauty (1959) was Oscar nominated for its musical score, which featured adaptations of Tchaikovsky compositions. -- Karl Williams

Moods : Fantastic Reality | In the Mood for Love
Themes : Curses and Spells | Heroic Mission
Keywords : aristocracy, birthday, celebration, conflict, curse, damsel-in-distress, daughter, dragon, escape, fairy, kidnapping, kiss, love, marriage, prince, princess, protection, refugee, rescue, romance, secrets, sleep, spell [magic]
Attributes : High Artistic Quality, High Production Values
Children's/Family, Fantasy, Fairy Tales & Legends, Romantic Fantasy 
Mary Costa ... Princess Aurora
Bill Shirley ... Prince Phillip
Eleanor Audley ... Maleficent
Verna Felton ... Flora,
Barbara Luddy ... Merryweather
Bill Thompson ... King Hubert
Taylor Holmes ... King Stefan,
Candy Candido ... Maleficent's goon
Pinto Colvig ... Maleficent's goon
Dal McKennon ... Owl
Marvin Miller ... Narrator
837 3/4
Sleeping With Other People 
AMG SYNOPSIS: Lainey (Alison Brie) and Jake (Jason Sudeikis) lost their virginities to each other in college, and they meet again, years later, when they attend the same meeting for sex addiction. Both of their love lives are disasters, and after rekindling their friendship, they vow to keep their relationship platonic so they can help each other with their problems: Jake is a womanizer who can't commit, while Lainey hasn't gotten over a married doctor (Adam Scott) she's been having an affair with. In time, Jake falls for a high-powered businesswoman (Amanda Peet) who buys his start-up company, while Lainey starts dating a financier (Marc Blucas). Yet through it all, they feel closer to each other than to any of their actual partners. Jason Mantzoukas and Andrea Savage co-star as a married couple who are friends with Jake, and who pressure him to settle down to avoid being the weird single guy at their parties (the end credits feature a hilarious sequence in which the two of them banter about the state of their marriage). Sleeping With Other People was written and directed by Leslye Headland. -- Jack Rodgers

Moods : In the Mood for Love
Themes : Battle of the Sexes | Playing the Field | Romantic Misunderstandings
Keywords : addiction, dating, love-choices, platonic, womanizer
Comedy, Romantic Comedy 
Jason Sudeikis ... Lainey
Alison Brie ... Jake
Adam Scott ... Matthew
Jason Mantzoukas ... Xander
Katherine Waterston ... Emma
Adam Brody ... Sam
Amanda Peet ... Paula
Marc Blucas ... Chris
Andrea Savage ... Naomi
Natasha Lyonne ... Kara
Daniella Pineda ... Danica
Megan Guinan ... Alice
Anna Margaret Hollyman ... Renee
Margarita Levieva ... Hannah
Michael Cyril Creighton ... Attentive Waiter
Billy Eichner ... SLAA Speaker
Carlo Alban ... Microcenter Employee
Remy Nozik ... George
Skylar Gaertner ... Oliver
Mitchell Green ... Police Officer
Brian Berrebbi ... Sobvechik's Lawyer
Michael G. Delaney ... Jake's Lawyer
680 3/4
Sleepy Hollow 
AMG SYNOPSIS: Washington Irving's tale of Ichabod Crane and the Headless Horseman gets a few new twists in a screen adaptation directed by Tim Burton. In this version, Ichabod (Johnny Depp) is a New York City detective whose unorthodox techniques and penchant for gadgets make him unpopular with is colleagues. He is sent to the remote town of Sleepy Hollow to investigate a series of bizarre murders, in which a number of people have been found dead in the woods, with their heads cut off. Local legend has it that a Hessian ghost rides through the woods on horseback, lopping off the heads of the unsuspecting and unbelieving. Ichabod refuses to believe in this legend, convinced that there must be a logical explanation for the murders. In time, Ichabod becomes smitten with a local lass, Katrina Van Tassel (Christina Ricci), who is the sweetheart of the burly Brom Bones (Casper Van Dien), and he becomes determined to capture the murderer to prove his bravery and win her heart. Christopher Walken, Jeffrey Jones, and Christopher Lee highlight the supporting cast; Lee's appearance is particularly apt, since Burton has cited the Hammer films of the 1960s as a major influence in making this film. Andrew Kevin Walker and Tom Stoppard contributed to the screenplay. -- Mark Deming

Moods : A World of Its Own | Eyepoppers | Fantastic Reality
Themes : Ghosts | Serial Killers | Fish Out of Water | Witches
Keywords : headless, horseman, murder, detective, ghost, investigation, beheading, black-magic, community, deduction [reasoning], hero, legend [fable], naivete, occult, severed, town
Attributes : High Production Values
Horror, Costume Horror, Gothic Film, Detective Film 
Johnny Depp ... Ichabod Crane
Christina Ricci ... Katrina Van Tassel
Miranda Richardson ... Lady Van Tassel
Michael Gambon ... Baltus Van Tassel
Casper Van Dien ... Brom Van Brunt
Jeffrey Jones ... Reverend Steenwyck
Christopher Lee ... Burgomaster
Richard Griffiths ... Samuel Philipse
Ian McDiarmid ... Dr. Lancaster
Michael Gough ... James Hardenbrook
Christopher Walken ... Hessian Horseman
Marc Pickering ... Masbeth
Lisa Marie ... Lady Crane
Steven Waddington ... Killian
Claire Skinner ... Beth Killian
Alun Armstrong ... High Constable
Jessica Oyelowo ... Sarah
Ray Park ... Headless Horseman (stunts)
Peter Guinness ... Icahbod's father
Orlando Seale
953 2/4
AMG SYNOPSIS: A young street magician in Los Angeles (Jacob Latimore) becomes a drug dealer in order to provide for his younger sister (Storm Reid). But when he runs afoul of his boss (Dulé Hill), he is forced to use his talent for illusions to free himself from the criminal underworld. Directed by J.D. Dillard. --

Moods : Nail-biters
Themes : Out For Revenge
Science Fiction, Thriller, Crime Thriller 
Jacob Latimore ... Bo
Seychelle Gabriel ... Holly
Storm Reid ... Tina
Michael Villar ... Packy
Frank Clem ... Mr. Granger
Lyndsi Larose ... Maurice's Girlfriend
Donzaleigh Abernathy ... Bo's Mom
Joel Hebner ... Paul
1100 3/4
Smokey and the Bandit 
AMG SYNOPSIS: "Smokey," aka Sheriff Buford T. Justice (Jackie Gleason), is the prospective father-in-law of unwilling bride Carrie (Sally Field). The Bandit (Burt Reynolds), a maverick racecar driver, makes an 80,000-dollar bet that he can transport a shipment of Coors beer from Texarkana, TX, to Atlanta within 28 hours. It's important to note that in 1977, it was illegal to sell the Coors brand east of the Mississippi River without a permit; if we don't note that, then the plot won't make sense at times. Already in danger of arrest from redneck lawmen like Buford T. Justice, Bandit furthers his chances at a stiff jail term when he offers a ride to Carrie, who hopes to escape her unwanted wedding to Justice's boy. The rest of the film is one long chase; not quite as subtle as a Road Runner/Coyote cartoon, not quite as restrained as a Three Stooges comedy. Universally panned by critics upon its first release, Smokey and the Bandit reportedly pulled in just under $126 million and led to two sequels. --

Moods : Just for Fun | Adrenaline Rush
Themes : Perfect Crime | Unlikely Heroes | Lovers on the Lam
Keywords : chase, police, sheriff, beer, car, on-the-run, wager, truck, motorcycle-gang
Action, Comedy, Action Comedy, Chase Movie, Road Movie 
Burt Reynolds ... Bandit
Sally Field ... Carrie
Jerry Reed ... Cledus
Jackie Gleason ... Sheriff Buford T. Justice
Mike Henry ... Junior
Paul Williams ... Little Enos
Pat McCormick ... Big Enos
David Huddleston
Lamar Jackson ... Sugar Bear
Ingeborg Kjeldsen ... "Foxy Lady"
Michael Mann ... Branford's Deputy
Susan McIver ... Hot Pants
Mel Pape ... Nude Smokey
Macon McCalman ... Mr. B
Linda McClure ... Waynette Snow
George Reynolds ... Sheriff Branford
Sonny Shroyer ... Motorcycle Cop
Alfie Wise ... Traffic Jam Patrolman
Hank Worden ... Trucker
1102 1/4
Smokey and the Bandit 3 
AMG SYNOPSIS: In this plotless, mindless chase movie, papa Big Enos and son Little Enos (Pat McCormick and Paul Williams) hire Cletus (Jerry Reed) to haul a Jaws-replica shark from Miami to Texas to advertise their new seafood restaurant. There is big money in it for Cletus if he can get to Texas on time. Buford T. Justice (Jackie Gleason) mistakes Cletus for his old nemesis the Bandit (Burt Reynolds, who only appears briefly at the end of the film), postpones his retirement, and with his inept son Junior (Mike Henry) in tow, chases Cletus across the South for a disconnected series of misadventures and bad jokes. --

Moods : Just for Fun
Themes : Race Against Time
Keywords : police, accident, brother, car, chase, mistaken-identity, on-the-road, on-the-run, sheriff, truck
Action, Comedy, Chase Movie, Road Movie 
Jackie Gleason ... Sheriff Buford T. Justice
Jerry Reed ... Cletus/The Bandit
Mike Henry ... Junior
Colleen Camp ... Dusty Trails
Pat McCormick ... Big Enos
Paul Williams ... Little Enos
Faith Minton ... Tina
Burt Reynolds ... The Real Bandit
Sharon Anderson ... Policewoman
Earl Bullock ... Flagman
Ava Cadell ... Blond
Cathy Cahill ... Mother Trucker
Peter Conrad ... Midget
Jackie Davis ... Blackman No. 1
Dee Dee Deering ... Mrs. Fernbush
Jorge Gil ... Gas Station Attendant
Timothy Hawkins ... Man in Truck
Austin Kelly ... Painter
Will Knickerbocker ... Hotel Clerk
Dick Lowry ... Sand Dumper
Sandy Mielke ... Driving Instructor
Mel Pape ... Police Officer
Richard Walsh ... Nudist Male
Dave Cass ... Local Tough Guy
Raymond Bouchard ... Purvis R. Beethoven
1101 1/4
Smokey and the Bandit II 
AMG SYNOPSIS: Former stuntman Hal Needham made his directorial debut with the first Smokey and the Bandit (1977) and repeated his success with the sequel, a virtual remake that substituted a live elephant for a truckload of beer. Burt Reynolds returns as law-defying anti-hero Bandit, now a washed-up alcoholic whose girlfriend Carrie (Sally Field) has left him. When a pair of eccentric, wealthy brothers named Big Enos (Pat McCormick) and Little Enos (Paul Williams) approach Bandit with an offer of work, he and trucker pal Cledus (Jerry Reed) jump at the chance. The gig involves transporting an elephant to the Republican National Convention in twenty-four hours. The wrinkle is that the pachyderm is about to give birth -- any minute. Enter "Doc" (Dom DeLuise) a bizarre medical man who joins the team to care for the expectant mother, and Sheriff Buford T. Justice (Jackie Gleason), who has not forgotten the humiliations that he suffered during Bandit's last "mission." Needham's films were instantly forgettable cocktails of car chases, car crashes, and lowbrow humor. Reynolds and Needham teamed up over a dozen times in various action comedy pictures. Audiences of the late Seventies loved their anti-authority redneck humor and made their early collaborations into box office smashes. --

Moods : Pick-Me-Ups
Themes : Race Against Time
Keywords : police, alcoholism, brother, car, chase, convention, doctor/nurse, elephant, kidnapping, loot, on-the-road, on-the-run, pursuit, sheriff, truck
Action, Comedy, Action Comedy, Chase Movie 
Burt Reynolds ... Bandit
Jackie Gleason ... Sheriff Buford T. Justice, Reginald Van Justice, Gaylord Justice
Sally Field ... Carrie
Dom DeLuise ... Doc
Jerry Reed ... Cledus
Paul Williams ... Little Enos
Pat McCormick ... Big Enos
David Huddleston ... John Conn
Mike Henry ... Junior
John Anderson ... Governor
Brenda Lee ... Nice Lady
Don Williams ... Himself
Terry Bradshaw ... Himself
Joe Klecko ... Himself
Mel Tillis ... Fairground Owner
Richard Allen ... Safari Park Attendant
Jeffrey King
Nancy Lenehan ... Ramona
John Megna ... P.J.
Dudley Remus ... Everglades Attendant
Jerry Lester ... Warehouse Guard
Patrick Moody ... Ambulance Driver
1002 2/4
Smokin' Aces 
AMG SYNOPSIS: When a shifty magician turns state's evidence against a Las Vegas underworld heavy, the high price placed on his head sparks a fevered race to rub the snitch out and collect a tidy paycheck in Narc director Joe Carnahan's dark action comedy. Buddy "Aces" Israel (Jeremy Piven) is a small-time scammer who has somehow managed to get the goods on big-time mobster Primo Sparazza. Upon discovering that Buddy is about to deliver the evidence needed to get him thrown in jail for life, Primo takes out a sizable contract on Buddy that entices every two-bit thug, grizzled bounty hunter, deadly vixen, skilled assassin, and ladder-climbing Mafioso within a hundred-mile radius into taking a shot at the prize. Now holed up in his luxurious Lake Tahoe hideout with only two FBI agents (Ryan Reynolds and Ray Liotta) standing between him from a virtual army of money-hungry rogues, Buddy is about to find out just how far this motley crew of killers is willing to go in order to take him out and hit the jackpot. Ben Affleck, Jason Bateman, Andy Garcia, Alicia Keys, and Martin Henderson co-star in a bullet-strewn, ensemble crime comedy that never stops to reload. --

Moods : Tough Guys
Themes : Hired Killers | Assumed Identities | Going Undercover | Witness Protection
Keywords : bounty, entertainer, gangster, casino, contract, FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation), manhunt, shoot-out, surveillance
Crime, Ensemble Film, Action Thriller, Crime Thriller, Gangster Film 
Ben Affleck ... Jack Dupree
Andy Garcia ... Stanley Locke
Alicia Keys ... Georgia Sykes
Ray Liotta ... Donald Carruthers
Jeremy Piven ... Buddy 'Aces' Israel
Ryan Reynolds ... Richard Messner
Peter Berg ... 'Pistol' Pete Deeks
Taraji P. Henson ... Sharice Watters
Chris Pine ... Darwin Tremor
Martin Henderson ... Hollis Elmore
Jason Bateman ... Rupert 'Rip' Reed
Common ... Sir Ivy
Joel Edgerton ... Hugo Croop
Curtis Armstrong ... Morris Mecklen
David Proval ... Victor Padiche
Joseph Ruskin ... Primo Sparazza
Christopher Holley ... Beanie
Nestor Carbonell ... Pasquale Acosta 'S.A. Gerald Diego'
Kevin Durand ... Jeeves Tremor
Vladimir Kulich ... The Swede
Maury Sterling ... Lestor Tremor
Matthew Fox ... Bill, Security Super
Alex Rocco ... Serna
Wayne Newton ... Wayne Newton
Mike Falkow ... Freeman Heller
Joe Drago ... FBI Aide
Jeff Habberstad ... Top Coated Gunman
Davenia McFadden ... Loretta Wyman
George Fisher ... McGarey
Suzanne Stover ... Prostitute 1
Scott Halberstadt ... Pimply Casino Employee
Lorna Scott ... Hotel Receptionist
Steve Florian ... Security Member
Zach Cumer ... Warren
Ken Rudulph ... CS Team Member
Christopher Murray ... Sergeant, Chief
Michael Murphy ... Sheriff Badger
Marianne Muellerleile ... Margie Turlock
Brian Bloom ... Agent Baker
R. Paul Wilson ... Magician
Scott Bloom ... FBI Agent 3
James Conkle ... Young Buddy
Clare Carey ... Laverne
1045 2/4
AMG SYNOPSIS: In this tech-thriller from director Phil Alden Robinson, a group of five renegade computer hackers, led by Martin Bishop (Robert Redford), are hired by the government to steal a black box, containing a code-breaking machine, from the mathematician who invented the device. The government is able to persuade Martin to take the job by convincing him that they will drop a decades-old federal warrant for his involvement in computer fraud. Martin agrees and he takes his team on the mission, eventually taking the box. Shortly after the hackers have stolen the device, the mathematician turns up dead. Before long, the quintet realize that they've gotten themselves into more than they'd originally bargained for, as Bishop's old rival Cosmo (Ben Kingsley) enters into the fold. The eclectic ensemble also includes River Phoenix, Sidney Poitier, Dan Aykroyd, David Strathairn, Mary McDonnell, and James Earl Jones. --

Moods : Pick-Me-Ups
Themes : Fighting the System | Heroic Mission | Political Corruption | Computer Paranoia | Faltering Friendships
Keywords : espionage, blackmail, computers, con/scam, double-cross, friendship, fugitive, gangster, government, hacker, investigation, kidnapping, killing, rampage, technology
Attributes : Sleeper
Comedy, Crime, Comedy Thriller, Action Thriller 
Robert Redford ... Martin Bishop
Sidney Poitier ... Donald Crease
Ben Kingsley ... Cosmo
Dan Aykroyd ... Mother
Mary McDonnell ... Liz
River Phoenix ... Carl Arbogast
David Strathairn ... Erwin "Whistler" Emory
Timothy Busfield ... Dick Gordon
George Hearn ... Gregor
Eddie Jones ... Buddy Wallace
Donal Logue ... Dr. Gunter Janek
Lee Garlington ... Dr. Elena Rhyzkov
Stephen Tobolowsky ... Dr. Werner Brandes
James Earl Jones ... Mr. Bernard Abbott
Gary Hershberger ... College-Aged Martin Bishop
Juel Bestrop
John Moio ... Gregor's Chauffeur
Rudy Francis Nementz ... Playtronics Desk Guard-Day
Hayward Soo-Hoo ... Chinese Restaurant Waiter
Bodhi Elfman ... Centurion S&L Night Guard
Denise Dowse ... Bank Teller
Hanyee ... Bank Secretary
Time Winters ... Homeless Man
Jun Asai ... Piano Prodigy
John Shepard ... Collidge Institute Guard
Ellaraino ... Mrs. Crease
Dayna Hollinquist ... Melissa Crease
Jacqueline Brand ... Kiev String Quartet Member
Julie Gigante ... Kiev String Quartet Member
Victoria Miskolczy ... Kiev String Quartet Member
David Speltz ... Kiev String Quartet Member
Leslie Hardy ... Gregor's Date
James Craven ... FBI Agent
R.C. Everbeck ... 2nd FBI Agent
Ernie Tetrault ... TV Anchorman
Lori Hall ... NSA Phone Operator
Michael Kinney ... Playtronics Desk Guard-Day
Ralph Monaco ... Playtronics Lobby Guard-Day
Al Foster ... Playtronics Desk Guard-Night
George Hartmann ... Playtronics Stairwell Guard
Jeffrey Daniel Phillips ... Playtronics Perimeter Guard
Michael Boston ... Playtronics Perimeter Guard
Jeff Joy ... Male NSA Agent
Amy Benedict ... Female NSA Agent
Roger Callard ... NSA agent (uncredited)
Michael Milhoan ... Russian Driver
George Cheung ... Chinese Restaurant Singer
681 4/4
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs 
AMG SYNOPSIS: It was called "Disney's Folly." Who on earth would want to sit still for 90 minutes to watch an animated cartoon? And why pick a well-worn Grimm's Fairy Tale that every schoolkid knows? But Walt Disney seemed to thrive on projects which a lesser man might have written off as "stupid" or "impossible". Investing three years, $1,500,000, and the combined talents of 570 artists into Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Disney produced a film that was not only acknowledged a classic from the outset, but also earned 8,500,000 depression-era dollars in gross rentals. Bypassing early temptations to transform the heroine Snow White into a plump Betty Boop type or a woebegone ZaSu Pitts lookalike, the Disney staffers wisely made radical differentiations between the "straight" and "funny" characters in the story. Thus, Snow White and Prince Charming moved and were drawn realistically, while the Seven Dwarfs were rendered in the rounded, caricatured manner of Disney's short-subject characters. In this way, the serious elements of the story could be propelled forward in a believable enough manner to grab the adult viewers, while the dwarfs provided enough comic and musical hijinks to keep the kids happy. It is a tribute to the genius of the Disney formula that the dramatic and comic elements were strong enough to please both demographic groups. Like any showman, Disney knew the value of genuine horror in maintaining audience interest: accordingly, the Wicked Queen, whose jealousy of Snow White's beauty motivates the story, is a thoroughly fearsome creature even before she transforms herself into an ancient crone. Best of all, Snow White clicks in the three areas in which Disney had always proven superiority over his rivals: Solid story values (any sequence that threatened to slow down the plotline was ruthlessly jettisoned, no matter how much time and money had been spent), vivid etched characterizations (it would have been easier to have all the Dwarfs walk, talk and act alike: thank heaven that Disney never opted for "easy"), and instantly memorable songs (Frank Churchill, Leigh Harline, Paul J. Smith and the entire studio music department was Oscar-nominated for such standards-to-be as "Whistle While You Work" and "Some Day My Prince Will Come"). -- Hal Erickson

Themes : Cinderella Stories | Curses and Spells | Knights and Ladies
Keywords : danger, assassination, chase, death, disguise, dwarf, escape, friendship, jealousy, killing, kiss, love-conquers-all, magic, mirror, poison, prince, princess, queen [royalty], revival [performance], scheme, sleep, spell [magic], step-relative
Attributes : High Artistic Quality, High Budget, High Historical Importance, High Production Values
Children's/Family, Fantasy, Children's Fantasy, Fairy Tales & Legends, Animated Musical 
Marge Champion ... Model for Snow White
Adriana Caselotti ... Snow White
Harry Stockwell ... Prince
Lucille La Verne ... Queen/Witch
Moroni Olsen ... Magic Mirror
Billy Gilbert ... Sneezy
Pinto Colvig ... Sleepy, Grumpy
Otis Harlan ... Happy
Roy Atwell ... Doc
Eddie Collins
918 2/4
AMG SYNOPSIS: Oliver Stone directed this docudrama about whistle-blower Edward Snowden, who decided to leak classified information from the NSA in order to expose a massive, covert surveillance program orchestrated by the U.S. government. The film traces Snowden's career in both the NSA and CIA as he becomes disillusioned with his work and receives support from his idealistic girlfriend (Shailene Woodley). Rhys Ifans, Nicolas Cage, Melissa Leo, Zachary Quinto, and Tom Wilkinson co-star. -- Jack Rodgers

Moods : Off the Beaten Path
Themes : Fighting the System | Political Corruption | Whistleblowers
Keywords : betrayal, controversial, government, informer, investigation, secrets, spy, surveillance, top-secret, whistleblower
Drama, Biopic [feature], Political Drama 
Joseph Gordon-Levitt ... Edward Snowden
Shailene Woodley ... Lindsay Mills
Melissa Leo ... Laura Poitras
Zachary Quinto ... Glenn Greenwald
Tom Wilkinson ... Ewen MacAskill
Rhys Ifans ... Corbin O'Brian
Nicolas Cage ... Hank Forrester
Scott Eastwood ... Trevor James
Joely Richardson ... Janine Gibson
Timothy Olyphant ... CIA Agent Geneva
Ben Schnetzer ... Gabriel Sol
Robert Firth ... Dr. Stillwell
Rachel Handshaw ... CIA Polygraph Adminstrator
Christian Contreras ... CIA Psychologist
Parker Sawyers ... CIA Interviewer
Michael Benz ... CIA Student
Jaymes Butler ... Drill Sergeant
Ben Chaplin ... Robert Tibbo
Demitri Goritsas ... CIA Supervisor
1053 1/4
The Snowman 
AMG SYNOPSIS: In this adaptation of Jo Nesbø's best-selling crime novel, Norwegian police detective Harry Hole (Michael Fassbender) hunts a terrifying adversary known as "the Snowman Killer." Hole and a rookie cop named Katrine Bratt (Rebecca Ferguson) investigate cold cases in the hope of nabbing the killer, but they soon resort to more desperate measures to catch their prey. Charlotte Gainsbourg, Chloë Sevigny, Val Kilmer, and J.K. Simmons co-star. Directed by Tomas Alfredson (Let the Right One In, Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy). --

Themes : Murder Investigations | Serial Killers
Keywords : abduction, crime-solving, evidence, murder, snowman, victim, detective
Drama, Thriller 
Michael Fassbender ... Harry Hole
Rebecca Ferguson ... Katrine Bratt
Charlotte Gainsbourg ... Rakel
J.K. Simmons ... Arve Stop
Val Kilmer ... Gert Rafto
Sofia Helin
James D'Arcy ... Filip Becker
David Dencik ... Idar Vetlesen
Toby Jones
Jakob Oftebro ... Superintendant Skarre
Ronan Vibert ... DCI Gunnar Hagen
Anne Reid
Alec Newman ... Mould Man
Jamie Michie ... Teacher
Jonas Karlsson ... Mathias Lund-Helgesen
Peter Dalle ... Jonas Lund-Helgsen
Johnny Otto ... Detective Campbell
1138 1/4
AMG SYNOPSIS: A retired doctor gifted with psychometry (Anthony Hopkins) and an FBI psychiatrist (Abbie Cornish) must overcome their mutual suspicion of each other in order to hunt down a serial killer. Their search leads them to a talented clairvoyant (Colin Farrell), whose abilities allow him to track the investigation's every move. Directed by Afonso Poyart (2 Rabbits). --

Moods : Fantastic Reality | Spellbinders
Themes : Murder Investigations | Psychic Abilities | Serial Killers
Keywords : cat-and-mouse, investigation, psychic, psychic-powers, serial-killer
Thriller, Slasher Film, Supernatural Thriller 
Anthony Hopkins ... John Clancy
Colin Farrell ... Charles Ambrose
Jeffrey Dean Morgan ... Agent Joe Merriweather
Abbie Cornish ... Agent Katherine Cowles
Marley Shelton ... Laura Merriwether
Matt Gerald ... Agent Sloman
Jose Pablo Cantillo ... Agent Sawyer
Xander Berkeley ... Mr. Ellis
Kenny Johnson ... David Raymond
Joshua Close ... Linus Harp
Sharon Lawrence ... Mrs. Ellis
Janine Turner ... Elizabeth Clancy
Jordan Woods-Robinson ... Mr. Oldfield
Carter Godwin ... Kevin Merriwether
Autumn Dial ... Emma Clancy
Rey Hernandez ... Dog Cop
Frank Brennan ... Minister
Keith Ewell ... Officer Mosley
Kresh Novakovic ... Uniform
David Weiss ... Officer Waxman
Adam Boyer ... SWAT Captain
682 3/4
Solitary Man 
AMG SYNOPSIS: Michael Douglas stars in this dialogue-driven comedy drama about an ethically challenged New York businessman who finds his life falling apart due to a series of career missteps and personal foul-ups. Once upon a time, Ben Kalmen (Douglas) had everything a man could possibly want -- a high-paying job, a beautiful wife, and a spacious Manhattan apartment -- but now all of that is a distant memory. The former owner of a successful auto dealership, Ben has recently lost everything thanks to his own inability to resist his impulses. But the resilient Ben isn't the type of guy to stay down for the count, and lately things are starting to look up for him again. Despite being divorced from his former college sweetheart Nancy (Susan Sarandon), Ben still manages to see his daughter, Susan (Jenna Fischer), and his grandson on a regular basis, and his new girlfriend, Jordan (Mary-Louise Parker), may have just the connections needed to help the floundering businessman get his career back on track. When Ben takes Jordan's college-bound daughter, Allyson (Imogen Poots), on a tour of a prospective school, however, his steely new resolve is put to the ultimate test. -- Jason Buchanan

Moods : Only Human
Themes : Redemption
Keywords : businessperson, car-dealer, comeback, indiscretion, self-destruction
Comedy Drama, Psychological Drama 
Michael Douglas ... Ben Kalmen
Mary-Louise Parker ... Jordan
Jenna Fischer
Jesse Eisenberg
Imogen Poots
Ben Shenkman
David Costabile
Susan Sarandon ... Nancy
Danny DeVito
1176 3/4
Solo: A Star Wars Story 
AMG SYNOPSIS: Flight school flunkie and petty criminal Han Solo (Alden Ehrenreich) gets recruited by Tobias Beckett (Woody Harrelson) for an intergalactic mission backed by gangster Dryden Vos (Paul Bettany). He teams up with his future Wookiee co-pilot Chewbacca (Joonas Suotamo), his childhood friend Qi’Ra (Emilia Clarke) and suave smuggler Lando Calrissian (Donald Glover), owner of the Millenium Falcon. Thandie Newton, Jon Favreau, Warwick Davis and Phoebe Waller-Bridge co-star. Directed by Ron Howard. Written by Jonathan and Lawrence Kasdan. --

Moods : Just for Fun
Themes : High School Life | Keeping a Secret | Robots and Androids | Space Travel | Space Wars
Keywords : android, creature, galaxy, robot, smuggling, space, space-race
Action, Science Fiction, Sci-Fi Action, Sci-Fi Adventure 
Alden Ehrenreich ... Han Solo
Woody Harrelson ... Beckett
Emilia Clarke ... Qi'ra
Donald Glover ... Lando Calrissian
Thandie Newton ... Val
Paul Bettany ... Dryden Vos
Jon Favreau ... Rio Durant
Linda Hunt ... Lady Proxima
John Tui ... Korso
Anna Francolini ... Imperial Immigration Officer
Andrew Woodall ... Imperial Recruitment Officer
Warwick Davis ... Weazel
Aaron Heffernan ... Imperial Mudtrooper
Hal Fowler ... Mimban Lieutenant
Clint Howard ... Ralakili
Anthony Daniels ... Tak
Kiran Shah ... Karjj
Jason Wong ... Weapons Check Enforcer
Robert Morgan ... Imperial Guest
Miles Richardson ... Regional Governor
Yelena Katysheva ... Rio Durant Performance
Andrew Jack ... Moloch
683 1/4
Solomon Kane 
AMG SYNOPSIS: A nomadic 16th century warrior, condemned to hell for his brutal past, seeks redemption by renouncing violence, but finds some things are worth burning for as he fights to free a young Puritan woman from the grip of evil. Adapted from the pulpy sword-and-sorcery stories by Conan the Barbarian creator Robert E. Howard, the film opens to find Solomon Kane (James Purefoy) and his ruthless band of marauders laying siege to a city in Northern Africa. Beckoned to an enigmatic castle filled with untold riches, Kane soon realizes that his greed has sealed his fate when the Devil's minions decimate his ranks, leaving him alone to battle the infernal Reaper (Ian Whyte) that has come to claim his tainted soul. But Kane cheats death, and upon escaping, learns that his only hope to avoid being cast into the lake of fire is to walk the path of peace. Meanwhile, as Kane makes his way across England, the sinister Overlord (Samuel Roukin) uses his ruthless Raiders to seize control of the country, killing for pleasure and striking terror into the hearts of peaceful Puritans like the Crowthorns -- who generously offered Kane food and shelter on his arduous journey. When the Crowthorns are brutally laid to waste by the Raiders, who subsequently kidnap and enslave their innocent daughter Meredith (Rachel Hurd-Wood), Kane vows to rescue her and prevent England from being consumed by evil, even if it means confronting his family's dark past and sacrificing his immortal soul in the process. Pete Postlethwaite and Max von Sydow co-star. -- Jason Buchanan

Moods : A World of Its Own
Themes : Chosen One | Heroic Mission | Redemption
Keywords : castle, devil, warrior
Adventure, Costume Adventure, Fantasy Adventure 
James Purefoy ... Solomon Kane
Max von Sydow ... Josiah Kane
Pete Postlethwaite ... William Crowthorn
Rachel Hurd-Wood ... Meredith Crowthorn
Mackenzie Crook ... Michael
Philip Winchester ... Telford
Jason Flemyng ... Malachi
Alice Krige ... Katherine Crowthorn
Patrick Hurd-Wood ... Samuel Crowthorn
Mark O'Neal ... Kane's Soldier 1
Richard Ryan ... Kane's Soldier 3
Frantisek Deak ... Cowering Guard
Christian Dunckley Clark ... Lieutenant Malthus
Ian Whyte ... Devil's Reaper
Thomas McEnchroe ... Young Monk
Andrew Whitlaw ... Older Monk
Robert Russell ... Abbot
James Babson ... Skinhead
Marek Vasut ... Tattoo
Geoff Bell ... Beard
Lucas Stone ... Young Solomon
Samuel Roukin ... Marcus Kane/Overlord
Anthony Wilks ... Edward Crowthorn
Isabel Bassett ... The Witch
Matthew Stirling ... Eye Patch
Curtis Matthew ... Old Man
Laura Baranik ... Prisoner
Andrea Miltnerová ... Old Woman Captive
Ryan James ... Raider
Stewart Moore ... Garrick
Madaleine Bassett ... Young Sarah
Klára Low ... Onlooker
Todd Kramer ... Raider
Todd Benson ... Raider
Mike McGuffie ... Another Raider
Philip Waley ... Drunk
Gordon Truefitt ... Stable Master
David Listvan ... Gilligan
Jiri Kraus ... Smith
Tomas Tobola ... Hawkstone
Beryll Nesbitt ... Old Crone
Ben Steel ... Fletcher
Matthew Blood Smyth ... Merton
Rory McCann ... McNess
Amy Huck ... Prisoner
684 2/4
Something's Gotta Give 
AMG SYNOPSIS: In keeping with the light and slick tones of her earlier film What Women Want, Nancy Meyers writes and directs the romantic comedy Something's Gotta Give. Jack Nicholson plays Harry Langer, a swinging sixtysomething entertainment executive surrounded by plenty of young girlfriends. His latest romance is young petite sophisticate Marin (Amanda Peet), who takes him to her mother's beach house in the Hamptons for a weekend fling. However, Marin's successful Broadway playwright mother Erica Barry (Diane Keaton) is already vacationing at the house with her sister Zoe (Frances McDormand). Marin and Harry stay anyway, and Harry ends up having a heart attack. He goes to the hospital and is looked after by thirtysomething doctor Julian Mercer (Keanu Reeves). Impressed by her writing, Dr. Mercer finds himself pursuing a romance with Erica. Because of his serious health condition, he orders Harry to stay near the hospital. While Marin returns to Manhattan, Erica agrees to stay on and look after Harry. Of course they are repulsed by each other at first, but they end up falling in love throughout the recovery process. Also starring Jon Favreau as Harry's assistant. -- Andrea LeVasseur

Moods : Estrogen Shot | In the Mood for Love | Pick-Me-Ups
Themes : Opposites Attract | Love Triangles | Age Disparity Romance | Golden Years
Keywords : aging, bachelor, daughter, doctor, girlfriend, heart-attack, lawyer, playwright, senior-citizen
Comedy, Romance, Romantic Comedy 
Jack Nicholson ... Harry Sanborn
Diane Keaton ... Erica Barry
Keanu Reeves ... Julian Mercer
Frances McDormand ... Zoe Barry
Amanda Peet ... Marin Barry
Jon Favreau ... Leo
Paul Michael Glaser ... David Klein
Rachel Ticotin ... Dr. Martinez
Marjie Gum ... Annie
KaDee Strickland ... Kristen
Tania Deighton ... Harry's Assistant
Michelle Fabiano ... Door Slammer
Patrick Fischler ... Stage Manager
Melissa Keller ... Party Guest
Catherine McGoohan ... Door Slammer
Susan Misner ... Harry's Old Flame
Alexandra Neil ... Harry's Old Flame
Julia Rose ... Door Slammer
Robin Pearson Rose ... Hamptons Nurse
Connie Sawyer ... Lady in Market
Lorna Scott ... Mrs. Gimble
Jennifer Siebel ... Younger Woman in Market
Sean Smith ... Maitre D'
Peter Spears ... Danny Benjamin
Elayn Taylor ... NYC Nurse
Robert Frank Telfer ... Older Guy in Market
Leslie Upson ... Broadway Actress
Daniella Van Graas ... Beauty
Audrey Wasilewski ... Hamptons Nurse
Lorraine Nicholson ... Young girl in market
1012 3/4
Somewhere in Time 
AMG SYNOPSIS: Christopher Reeve got away from Superman and related costume roles in this dramatic fantasy film, adapted from Richard Matheson's 1960s vintage novel Bid Time Return. A young playwright, Richard Collier (Reeve), is approached by an elderly woman on the occasion of his first triumph in 1972 -- all she says to him is "Come back to me" and leaves him with a watch that contains a picture of a ravishing young woman. Eight years later, he visits the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island and comes upon a photograph of the same woman, whom he discovers was an actress who made an appearance at the hotel in 1912. He becomes obsessed with the image and what the woman -- who died the night she approached him in 1972 -- meant by what she said. In a manner somewhat reminiscent of the film Laura, he falls in love with her and her image as he learns more about her life and career. Then he comes upon the suggestion of a professor at his former college that time travel may, in fact, be possible, using an extreme form of self-hypnosis to free the person from the place they occupy in the time-stream. Collier's feelings for the woman are so strong that he succeeds, bringing himself back to the hotel in 1912 on the eve of her triumph. He meets the actress, Elise McKenna (Jane Seymour), and the two fall in love despite the machinations of her obsessive, autocratic manager (Christopher Plummer), who feels threatened by Collier's presence. --

Moods : Estrogen Shot | Fantastic Reality | In the Mood for Love
Themes : Time Travel | Love Triangles | Supernatural Romance
Keywords : dimension, ghost, hypnosis, love, photography, time-travel, writing
Attributes : Cult Film, High Production Values
Fantasy, Romance, Romantic Fantasy 
Christopher Reeve ... Richard Collier
Jane Seymour ... Elise McKenna
Christopher Plummer ... William Fawcett Robinson
Teresa Wright ... Laura Roberts
Bill Erwin ... Arthur
George Voskovec ... Dr. Gerald Finney
Sean Hayden ... Young Arthur
Susan French ... Older Elise
John Alvin ... Arthur's Father
Eddra Gale ... Genevieve
Richard Matheson ... Astonished Man
Patrick Billingsley ... Professor
Paul Cook ... Doctor
Audrey Bennett ... Richard's Date
William H. Macy ... Critic
Laurence Coven ... Critic
Susan Bugg ... Penelope
George Wendt ... Student
Ted Liss ... Agent
Taylor Williams ... Maitre D'
Don Franklin ... Tourist in Hall of History
David Hull ... Hotel Manager
Hal Frank ... Stage Manager
Val Bettin ... Director
Bruce Jarchow ... Bones
Ed Meekin ... Fisher
Audrie Neenan ... Maid in Play
Tim Kazurinsky ... Photographer
Bob Swan ... Stagehand with Note
Michael Woods ... Dinner Guest
1208 2/4
AMG SYNOPSIS: This Americanized remake of the French classic The Return of Martin Guerre (1982) transports the story's setting from the 16th century Gallic countryside to 19th century Tennessee at the conclusion of the U.S. Civil War. Richard Gere stars as Jack Sommersby, a wealthy landowner who returns to his small cotton farming town of Vine Hill three years after the Civil War's end. The defeated Confederate soldier is ready to resume his past life with his young wife Laurel (Jodie Foster). Thinking her husband long dead, however, Laurel has become engaged to Orin Meecham (Bill Pullman), an arrangement she quickly calls off, enraging and embittering Orin. Soon it becomes evident that his experiences have changed Jack thoroughly. A callous and cruel man widely feared before the war, he is now charming and sensitive, offering financial opportunities to an ex-slave and caring for Laurel and his young son. Jack even persuades the town's citizenry that he can rescue their fortunes by pooling resources and switching Vine Hill's chief crop from cotton to tobacco. Jack's scheme works, but Orin becomes increasingly convinced that Jack is in fact an impostor masquerading as the wealthy Sommersby, a suspicion that the smitten and quickly pregnant Laurel secretly shares. When Jack is arrested and charged with a murder he drunkenly committed years before, the court trial leads to some startling revelations about the past. -- Karl Williams

Moods : A Good Cry
Themes : Home From the War | Assumed Identities | Mysterious Strangers | Star-Crossed Lovers | Haunted By the Past
Keywords : husband, homecoming, war, love, wife, change [personal], deception, mistaken-identity, chance, false-accusation, impersonation, murder, pregnancy, role-switching, romance, suspicion, arrest
Attributes : High Production Values
Drama, Romance, Psychological Drama, Romantic Drama 
Richard Gere ... Jack
Jodie Foster ... Laurel
Lanny Flaherty ... Buck
James Earl Jones ... Judge Issacs
Wendell Wellman ... Travis
Bill Pullman ... Orin Meecham
William Windom ... Reverend Powell
Brett Kelley ... Little Rob
Maury Chaykin ... Lawyer Dawson
Clarice Taylor ... Esther
Frankie R. Faison ... Joseph
R. Lee Ermey ... Dick Mead
Richard Hamilton ... Doc Evans
Dean Whitworth ... Tom Clemmons
Stan Kelly ... John Green
Richard Lineback ... Timothy Fry
Paul Austin ... KKK #1/Folsom
Frank Taylor ... KKK #2
Ray McKinnon ... Lawyer Webb
Muse Watson ... Drifter #1
685 1/4
The Sorcerer's Apprentice 
AMG SYNOPSIS: Inspired by the beloved segment of the Walt Disney classic Fantasia, The Sorcerer's Apprentice moves the setting of the story to modern-day Manhattan, where decidedly average teen Dave Stutler (Jay Baruchel) hones his magical powers under the tutelage of master sorcerer Balthazar Blake (Nicolas Cage). Malevolent wizard Maxim Horvath (Alfred Molina) is determined to claim New York City as his own. And Horvath isn't alone in his diabolical endeavor, because by joining forces with the sinister sorcerer, pop illusionist Drake Stone (Toby Kebbell) aspires to gain powers beyond his wildest imagination. Realizing that he can't take on Horvath and Stone alone, Blake recruits Stutler as his reluctant assistant and begins training him the battle that will determine the fate of the Big Apple. Teresa Palmer and Monica Bellucci co-star. -- Jason Buchanan

Themes : Mentors | Wizards and Magicians
Keywords : apprentice, magic, sorcerer
Children's/Family, Fantasy, Adventure Comedy, Children's Fantasy 
Nicolas Cage ... Balthazar Blake
Jay Baruchel ... Dave Stutler
Alfred Molina ... Maxim Horvath
Teresa Palmer ... Becky Barnes
Toby Kebbell ... Drake Stone
Omar Benson Miller ... Bennet
Monica Bellucci ... Veronica
Alice Krige ... Morgana
Jake Cherry ... Young Dave
James Stephens ... Merlin
Gregory Woo ... Sun Lok
Wai Ching Ho ... Chinese Woman
Jason R. Moore ... Subway Mugger
Robert Capron ... Young Dave's Pal
Marika Daciuk ... Russian Woman
Nicole Ehinger ... Abigail Williams
Adriane Lenox ... Ms. Algar
Ethan Peck ... Andre
Manish Patel ... NYU Clerk
Oscar Colon ... Fry Cook
Joe Lisi ... Police Captain
Victor Cruz ... Auto Impound Clerk
Melissa Gallagher ... Woman on the Street
Parisa Fitz-Henley ... Bennet's Girlfriend
Brandon Gill ... Student in Bathroom
Henry Yuk ... Chinese Dragon Carrier
Jordan Johnston ... Mean Kid
Izuchukwu Mozie ... African Boy
Amit Soni ... Indian Boy
Maha Chehlaoui ... Hot Girl
Adria Baratta ... Student #1
Rosie Moss ... Student #2
Ian Alda ... Physics Student
1093 2/4
Source Code 
AMG SYNOPSIS: Jake Gyllenhaal headlines this sci-fi time-travel thriller directed by Moon's Duncan Jones from a script by Ben Ripley and Billy Ray. A bomb explodes on a Chicago train, derailing the locomotive and killing hundreds. In an attempt to identify the bomber and prevent another, larger attack on downtown Chicago, Captain Colter Stevens (Gyllenhaal) agrees to take part in a clandestine government experiment dubbed "Source Code," which allows him to enter the body of a male passenger during the eight minutes before the man is killed. But during his first trip back, Capt. Stevens fails to gather enough clues to prevent the second attack. With time quickly running out, he repeats the mission ad nauseam in a desperate race to head off one of the most deadly terrorist attacks ever to take place on American soil. --

Moods : Head Trips
Themes : Race Against Time | Time Travel
Keywords : bomb, captain [military], experiment, government, time-travel, train [locomotive]
Thriller, Action Thriller, Sci-Fi Action 
Jake Gyllenhaal ... Colter Stevens
Michelle Monaghan ... Christina Warren
Vera Farmiga ... Colleen Goodwin
Jeffrey Wright ... Dr. Rutledge
Michael Arden ... Derek Frost
Cas Anvar ... Hazmi
Russell Peters ... Max Denoff
Brent Skagford ... George Troxel
Craig Thomas ... Gold Watch Executive
Gordon Masten ... Conductor
Susan Bain ... Nurse
Paula Jean Hixson ... Coffee Mug Lady
Lincoln Ward ... Minister Sudoku
Kyle Gatehouse ... College Student
Albert Kwan ... Soda Can Guy
Anne Day-Jones ... Office Manager
Clarice Byrne ... Secretary
James A. Woods ... Aviator Glasses Guy
Joe Cobden ... Lab Technician
Tom Tammi ... CNN Anchor
Matt Holland ... Lock Tech
Jasson Finney ... M.P.
Kyle Allatt ... Aide
Frederick De Grandpre ... Sean Fentress Reflection
Raynald Lapierre ... UPG Medic
Scott Bakula ... Colter's Father
686 4/4
AMG SYNOPSIS: Jake Gyllenhaal stars as troubled boxer Billy Hope in this high-stakes drama from director Antoine Fuqua and Sons of Anarachy creator Kurt Sutter. At the height of his fame and success, Hope is convinced by his loving wife Maureen (Rachel McAdams) to retire from the sport in order to spend more time with the couple's daughter Leila (Oona Laurence). On the night of his retirement announcement, a rival boxer calls out Hope and an altercation breaks out, killing Maureen. Hope's self-destructive behavior worsens, and Leila is taken away by child services. In order to redeem his life and get his daughter back, Hope must return to boxing under the tutelage of hardened trainer Titus "Tick" Willis (Forest Whitaker). -- Daniel Gelb

Themes : Boxers | Rise and Fall Stories
Keywords : athlete, fall [downfall]
Drama, Sports Drama 
Jake Gyllenhaal ... Billy "The Great" Hope
Forest Whitaker ... Titus "Tuck" Wills
Rachel McAdams ... Maureen Hope
Rita Ora ... Maria Escobar
Naomie Harris ... Angela Rivera
Victor Ortiz ... Ramone
Oona Laurence ... Leila Hope
Skylan Brooks ... Hoppy
Beau Knapp ... Jon Jon
890 1/4
The Space Between Us 
AMG SYNOPSIS: Gardner Elliot (Asa Butterfield), a 16-year-old boy who was the first person born on Mars, copes with his isolated existence on the red planet by striking up an online flirtation with a girl who lives in Colorado named Tulsa (Britt Robertson). Gardner eventually decides to travel to Earth in order to meet Tulsa and find out who his father is, only to discover that his body might not be able to handle Earth's gravity. Gary Oldman and Carla Gugino co-star. Directed by Peter Chelsom. -- Jack Rodgers

Moods : Only Human
Themes : Fish Out of Water | Misfits and Outsiders | Space Travel | Star-Crossed Lovers
Adventure, Romance, Romantic Fantasy, Sci-Fi Adventure, Teen Movie 
Gary Oldman ... Nathaniel Shepherd
Asa Butterfield ... Gardner Elliot
Carla Gugino ... Kendra Wyndham
B.D. Wong ... Tom Chen
Janet Montgomery ... Sarah Elliot
Scott Takeda ... Dr. Gary Loh
Sarah Minnich ... Reporter
Ryan Jason Cook ... Control Room Technician
Morse Bicknell ... NASA Executive
Beth Bailey ... NASA Chief Director
Peter Chelsom ... Centaur (Voice)
William Sterchi ... Debate Moderator
Kristen Rakes ... Maid
Bruce McIntosh ... NASA Scientist
David House ... Rolad
Esodie Geiger ... Mrs. Tupelo
Stafford Douglas ... Entitled Teen
Matt Page ... Colorado State Trooper
Mia Stallard ... Screaming Girl
Jacob Browne ... New Mexico State Policeman
Jenny Gabrielle ... Havasupai Woman
Gil Birmingham ... Shaman Neka
Bernardo Saracino ... Pilot
Colin Egglesfield ... Sarah's Brother
Eb Lottimer ... Air Force Colonel
687 2/4
AMG SYNOPSIS: Fine special effects, eclectic casting, and the freeze-frame-worthy, clothing-free debut of a blonde bombshell made this cheesy science fiction/horror hybrid a cut above its B-grade roots. At a top-secret Utah facility headed up by Dr. Xavier Fitch (Ben Kingsley), scientists have created "Sil" (Natasha Henstridge), a half-human, half-alien product of experiments with DNA codes obtained from beyond the stars. Unfortunately, Sil has escaped. Her primary objective is to mate, and, with the ability to transform herself into an incredibly powerful alien creature, puny humans can't stop her. So Dr. Fitch calls in a quartet of specialists (Forest Whitaker, Michael Madsen, Marg Helgenberger, and Alfred Molina), to attempt Sil's capture. At the same time, Sil is leaving a trail of mostly male corpses in her hormonal wake. The organic-flavored alien designs for Species were provided by H.R. Giger, the artist responsible for the memorable creatures and spaceships of Alien (1979). When MGM decided to cut the spectacular "train birth" sequence in the interest of budget-trimming, Giger personally financed this $100,000 showcase of his work. Those who look closely will notice that "Young Sil" is played by future Dawson's Creek star Michelle Williams. -- Karl Williams

Themes : Evil Aliens | Experiments Gone Awry | Femmes Fatales | Metamorphosis
Keywords : alien [not human], shapeshifter, breeding, domination [influence], genetics, mate, scientist, assassination, world-domination
Science Fiction, Sci-Fi Horror 
Ben Kingsley ... Xavier Fitch
Michael Madsen ... Preston Lennox
Alfred Molina ... Dr. Stephen Arden
Forest Whitaker ... Dan Smithson
Marg Helgenberger ... Dr. Laura Baker
Natasha Henstridge ... Adult Sil
Michelle Williams ... Young Sil
Jordan Lund ... Aide
Virginia Morris ... Mother
David Jensen ... Conductor
Esther Scott ... Female Conductor
Shirley Prestia ... Dr. Roth
William Utay ... Colleague
Herta Ware ... Mrs Morris
Gary Bullock ... Motel Clerk
William Bumiller ... Bouncer
Caroline Barclay ... Drunken Girl
Anthony Guidera ... Robbie
Whip Hubley ... John Carey
Patricia Belcher ... Admittance Clerk
Richard Fancy ... Doctor
Marliese Schneider ... Abducted Woman
Frank Welker ... Alien Sil
Don Fischer ... Aide
688 4/4
AMG SYNOPSIS: Skyfall director Sam Mendes returns to the James Bond franchise with this adventure that finds Daniel Craig once again reprising the role of the sophisticated MI6 spy. This time, a cryptic message from Bond's past leads him on a rogue mission to investigate the secret organization Spectre and its leader Blofeld (Christoph Waltz). Meanwhile, M (Ralph Fiennes) fights political forces that are questioning the relevancy and threatening the existence of MI6. Bond covertly enlists the help of Moneypenny (Naomie Harris), Q (Ben Whishaw), and a former assassin's daughter (Lea Seydoux) to untangle the mysteries behind Spectre. -- Daniel Gelb

Moods : Adrenaline Rush
Themes : Heroic Mission | Hotshots | Race Against Time | Terrorism
Keywords : adventure, English [nationality], secret-agent, secret-mission, spy
Action, Glamorized Spy Film 
Daniel Craig ... James Bond
Christoph Waltz ... Franz Oberhauser
Léa Seydoux ... Madeleine Swann
Naomie Harris ... Eve Moneypenny
Ben Whishaw ... Q
Dave Bautista ... Mr. Hinx
Monica Bellucci ... Lucia Sciarra
Ralph Fiennes ... M
Rory Kinnear ... Bill Tanner
Jesper Christensen ... Mr. White
Stephanie Sigman ... Estrella
Andrew Scott ... Denbigh
Tenoch Huerta ... Mexican Man in Lift
Adriana Paz ... Mexican Woman in Lift
Ian Bonar ... Q's Assistant
Tam Williams ... Moneypenny's Boyfriend
Pip Carter ... SC019 Police Officer
Marc Zinga ... Moreau
Adel Bencherif ... Abrika
Peppe Lanzetta ... Lorenzo
Dai Tabuchi ... Businessman
Andy Cheung ... Businessman
Erick Hayden ... Marshall
Antonio Salines ... Fiat Driver
Nigel Barber ... Heads of Nations
Patrice Naiambana ... Heads of Nations
Stephane Cornicard ... Heads of Nations
Sadao Ueda ... Heads of Nations
Eiji Mihara ... Aide
Junichi Kajioka ... Aide
Harald Windisch ... Clinic Security Guard
Tristan Matthiae ... Clinic Security Guard
Detlef Bothe ... Cable Car Heavies
Amra Mallassi ... Train Waiter
Ziad Abaza ... Train Barman
Nari Blair-Mangat ... Oberhauser's Guard
Derek Horsham ... Oberhauser's Guard
689 3/4
AMG SYNOPSIS: After incorporating elements of comic book style and design into many of his films, director Sam Raimi helms this straight-ahead, big-budget comic book adaptation, which also marks acclaimed young actor Tobey Maguire's first dip into live-action blockbuster filmmaking. Spider-Man follows the template of the original Stan Lee/Steve Ditko source material, with hero Peter Parker an orphaned, intellectual teen loner living in Queens with his aunt (Rosemary Harris) and uncle (Cliff Robertson), and dreaming of the girl next door, Mary Jane (Kirsten Dunst). On a field trip to a Columbia University lab, Peter is bitten by a genetically altered spider and overnight he gains superhuman strength, agility, and perception. At first, Peter uses his powers for material gain, winning a wrestling match with a purportedly lucrative prize. But when Peter apathetically fails to stop a burglar from robbing the wrestling arena, a tragedy follows that compels him to devote his powers to fighting crime -- as the superhero Spider-Man. When he's not busy fighting crime in a spider suit, Peter moves into an apartment with his best friend, Harry (James Franco), and begins work as a photographer at the Daily Bugle. Meanwhile, his do-gooder alter ego finds a nemesis in the form of the Green Goblin (Willem Dafoe), a super-powered, megalomaniacal villain who happens to be the alter ego of Harry's father, weapons-manufacturing mogul Norman Osborn. Spider-Man was written by the prolific blockbuster scribe David Koepp (Jurassic Park, Panic Room). -- Michael Hastings

Moods : Adrenaline Rush
Themes : Double Life | Experiments Gone Awry | Heroic Mission | Faltering Friendships | Unrequited Love
Keywords : Superhero, spider, crimefighter, crush, friendship, high-school, newspaper, secret-identity, teenagers, aunt, photojournalist
Attributes : High Production Values
Action, Superhero Film 
Tobey Maguire ... Peter Parker/Spider-Man
Willem Dafoe ... Norman Osborn/Green Goblin
Kirsten Dunst ... Mary Jane Watson
James Franco ... Harry Osborn
Cliff Robertson ... Uncle Ben
Rosemary Harris ... Aunt May
J.K. Simmons ... J. Jonah Jameson
Joe Manganiello ... Flash Thompson
Gerry Becker ... Maximilian Fargas
Bill Nunn ... Robbie Robertson
Jack Betts ... Henry Balkan
Stanley Anderson ... General Slocum
Ron Perkins ... Dr. Mendel Stromm
Bruce Campbell ... Announcer
Michael Papajohn ... Burglar
Randy Savage ... Bone Saw McGraw
Myk Watford ... Cop at Fire
690 4/4
Spider-Man 2 
AMG SYNOPSIS: Stan Lee's all-too-human superhero returns to the screen in this highly anticipated sequel to 2002's blockbuster hit Spider-Man. Peter Parker (Tobey Maguire) is attempting to juggle college classes and his job as a photographer with the Daily Bugle while maintaining his secret life as costumed crime-fighter Spider-Man. Parker is also struggling to hold on to his relationship with Mary Jane Watson (Kirsten Dunst), who is beginning to enjoy success as a model and actress, and both Mary Jane and Peter have noticed he's beginning to buckle under the strain. Parker's friendship with Harry Osborn (James Franco) is also beginning to fray due to Peter's seeming alliance with Spider-Man, whom Harry blames for the death of his father, the nefarious Norman Osborn. As Parker weighs his responsibilities to himself and those around him against the obligations that come with his special powers, Spider-Man is faced with a new nemesis -- Dr. Otto Octavius (Alfred Molina), a deranged scientist whose latest project has turned him into the near-invincible cyborg Doctor Octopus. Spider-Man 2 was directed by Sam Raimi, who helmed the first film, and much of the original cast has also reunited for this sequel, including Rosemary Harris, J.K. Simmons, and Bruce Campbell. -- Mark Deming

Moods : Adrenaline Rush
Themes : Double Life | Experiments Gone Awry | Mad Scientists | Unrequited Love
Keywords : Superhero, mad-scientist, science-runs-amok, tentacles, villain, secret-identity, friendship, revenge
Action, Superhero Film 
Tobey Maguire ... Peter Parker/Spider-Man
Kirsten Dunst ... Mary Jane Watson
James Franco ... Harry Osborn
Alfred Molina ... Dr. Otto Octavius, AKA Doctor Octopus
Rosemary Harris ... Aunt May
J.K. Simmons ... J. Jonah Jameson
Donna Murphy ... Rosalie Octavius
Daniel Gillies ... John Jameson
Dylan Baker ... Dr. Curt Connors
Bill Nunn ... Joseph "Robbie" Robertson
Vanessa Ferlito ... Louise
Aasif Mandvi ... Mr. Aziz
Willem Dafoe ... Green Goblin/Norman Osborn
Cliff Robertson ... Ben Parker
Bruce Campbell ... Snooty Usher
Joel McHale ... Mr. Jacks
Bonnie Somerville
691 3/4
Spider-Man 3 
AMG SYNOPSIS: Your friendly neighborhood web-slinger is back, only this time his sunny outlook has become partially overcast in the third chapter of director Sam Raimi's Spider-Man saga. Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst, and James Franco return to reprise their roles from the previous two installments, with Thomas Haden Church, Topher Grace, and Bryce Dallas Howard making their first appearances in the series as Flint Marko (aka Sandman), Eddie Brock (aka Venom), and Gwen Stacy, respectively. Peter Parker (Maguire) has finally leaned to walk the middle ground between being the superhero that his city needs and the man that Mary Jane (Dunst) loves. All is well in New York City until one night, as Peter and M.J. sit gazing at the stars, a falling comet streams across the sky and crashes into the ground close by. But this isn't any ordinary shooting star, and upon impact the mysterious space rock is split open to reveal a shape-shifting symbiote with the power to overtake anything that it comes into contact with. Later, as Harry Osborn (James Franco) acquires his late father's flying board, engineers a powerful new Goblin outfit, and takes to the sky to avenge dad's death, the mysterious space sludge infects both Peter's Spider-Man suit and ambitious street photographer Eddie Brock (Grace). Peter's strange new suit gives him a newfound sense of power as it gradually overpowers his personality, and he discovers that escaped convict Flint Marko was in fact the man responsible for the death of Uncle Ben (Cliff Robertson). Unfortunately for Peter, Marko has recently acquired the power to morph at will and quickly completes his transformation into the dreaded Sandman. As the Sandman gives in to his darkest criminal instincts and the slithering space symbiote transforms Eddie Brock into the nightmarish fanged villain known as Venom, the citizens of New York City must once again call on Spider-Man to fend off destructive forces that are far too powerful for the likes of mortal man. -- Jason Buchanan

Moods : Adrenaline Rush
Themes : Evil Aliens | Heroic Mission | Metamorphosis
Keywords : Superhero, crimefighter, costume, photojournalist, sand, suit, transformation, villain
Action, Action Thriller, Superhero Film, Sci-Fi Action 
Tobey Maguire ... Peter Parker/Spider-Man
Kirsten Dunst ... Mary Jane Watson
James Franco ... Harry Osborn/New Goblin
Thomas Haden Church ... Sandman/Flint Marko
Topher Grace ... Venom/Eddie Brock
Bryce Dallas Howard ... Gwen Stacy
Rosemary Harris ... May Parker
J.K. Simmons ... J. Jonah Jameson
James Cromwell ... Captain Stacy
Theresa Russell ... Emma Marko
Dylan Baker ... Dr. Curt Connors
Bill Nunn ... Joseph "Robbie" Robertson
Bruce Campbell ... Maitre d'
Perla Haney-Jardine ... Penny Marko
Willem Dafoe ... Norman Osborne/Green Goblin
Cliff Robertson ... Ben Parker
Elya Baskin ... Mr. Ditkovitch
Mageina Tovah ... Ursula
John Paxton ... Houseman
Becky Ann Baker ... Mrs. Stacy
Stan Lee ... Man In Times Square
Michael Papajohn ... Dennis Caradine/Carjacker
Joe Manganiello ... Flash Thompson
Hal Fishman ... Anchorman
Lucy Gordon ... Jennifer Dugan
Steve Valentine ... Photographer
Tim Maculan ... Play Director
Marc Vann ... Play Producer
Joe Bays ... Jazz Club Manager
Gregg Daniel ... Precinct Detective
Rogelio Ramos ... Emergency Room Doctor
Timothy Patrick Quill ... Crane Operator
Nasir Stewart ... Kid In Times Square
Austin Hendrickson ... Kid In Times Square
Taylor Hemhauser ... Kid In Times Square
Kathryn Bryding ... Woman Outside Theatre
Joe Virzi ... Police Detective
Bill E. Rogers ... New Jersey State Policeman
Edward Padilla ... Test Site Technician
Terrell Clayton ... Test Site Technician
Carolyn Neff ... Test Site Technician
Christina Cindrich ... Test Site Technician
Sonya Maddox ... ICU Nurse
Jessi Collins ... Mary Jane's Replacement
Emilio Rivera ... Policeman At Sand Trucks
Keith Woulard ... Policeman At Sands Tracks
Rey Gallegos ... Armoured Car Driver
Jim Coope ... Newsstand Patron
Dean Edwards ... Newsstand Patron
Margaret Laney ... Newsstand Patron
Toni Wynne ... Congratulatory Woman At Daily Bugle
Aimee Miles ... Coffee Shop Waitress
Tanya Sinovec ... Jazz Club Waitress
Mark Kubr ... Jazz Club Bouncer
Emma Raimi ... Girl With Camera
Lorne Raimi ... Boy At The Final Battle
Henry Raimi ... Boy At The Final Battle
Samantha Ressler ... Girl At The Final Battle
Alan Cohn ... Jazz Club Musician
Dan Callahan ... Jazz Club Musician
Carol Chaikin ... Jazz Club Musician
Dan Cummings ... Jazz Club Musician
Vance Hammond ... Jazz Club Musician
936 3/4
Spider-Man: Homecoming 
AMG SYNOPSIS: Spider-Man (Tom Holland) learns the ropes of being a superhero under the tutelage of Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.), all while juggling his responsibilities as high schooler Peter Parker. Eager to prove to Stark that he's ready to join the Avengers, Parker soon gets tangled up with a sinister new villain known as the Vulture (Michael Keaton). Zendaya, Donald Glover, and Marisa Tomei co-star. Directed by Jon Watts (Cop Car). --

Moods : Adrenaline Rush
Themes : In Training | Out For Revenge | Reluctant Hero
Keywords : coming-of-age, disguise, father-figure, Superhero, villain
Action, Action Thriller, Fantasy Adventure, Superhero Film 
Tom Holland ... Peter Parker/Spider-Man
Michael Keaton ... Adrian Toomes / Vulture
Robert Downey, Jr. ... Tony Stark/ Iron Man
Gwyneth Paltrow ... Pepper Potts
Jon Favreau ... Happy Hogan
Zendaya ... Michelle
Jacob Batalon ... Ned
Donald Glover ... Aaron Davis
Tony Revolori ... Flash
Bokeem Woodbine ... Herman Schultz / Shocker #2
Tyne Daly ... Anne Marie Hoag
Marisa Tomei ... May Parker
Laura Harrier ... Liz
Hannibal Buress ... Coach Wilson
Kenneth Choi ... Principal Morita
Selenis Leyva ... Ms. Warren
Angourie Rice ... Betty
Martin Starr ... Mr. Harrington
Garcelle Beauvais ... Doris Toomes
Michael Chernus ... Phineas Mason/The Tinkerer
Logan Marshall-Green ... Jackson Brice/Shocker #1
Jennifer Connelly ... Karen/Suit Lady
Gary Weeks ... Agent Foster
Christopher Berry ... Randy
Tunde Adebimpe ... Mr. Cobbwell
Tiffany Espensen ... Cindy
Hemky Madera ... Mr.Delmar
Sondra James ... Yelling Woman
Bob Adrian ... Yelling Man
Stan Lee ... Gary
Wayne Pere ... History Teacher
Chris Evans ... Steve Rogers/Captain America
Kerry Condon ... Voice of Friday
Ethan Dizon ... Tiny
Amy Hill ... Decathlon Moderator
Miles Mussenden ... Park Ranger
Jennifer Kim ... Ferry Mom
Stewart Steinberg ... Ferry Commuter
Andy Powers ... Ferry Commuter
Brian Schaeffer ... Stark Tower Employee
692 1/4
The Spirit 
AMG SYNOPSIS: A resurrected cop does battle with a villain whose quest for immortality threatens an entire metropolis in Sin City creator Frank Miller's adaptation of Will Eisner's acclaimed graphic novel. When a rookie cop is brutally killed and mysteriously brought back to life, he assumes the guise of The Spirit (Gabriel Macht) -- a masked crime fighter who prowls the shadows of Central City on a supernatural mission to keep the urban landscape safe. Upon discovering that his arch nemesis, The Octopus (Samuel L. Jackson), is determined to live forever even if it means wiping out the entire population of Central City, The Spirit must race to stop the diabolical villain from achieving his cold-blooded plan. But even with his unique powers, the brave masked crusader will face a series of deadly challenges as a bevy of treacherous beauties including deceptively sweet girl next door Ellen Dolan (Sarah Paulson), spitfire secretary Silken Floss (Scarlett Johansson), wraithlike siren Lorelei (Jaime King), seductive policewoman Morgenstern (Stana Katic), and French black widow Plaster of Paris (Paz Vega) set out to seduce or consume him at every turn; even The Spirit's one true love, a volatile jewel thief named Sand Saref (Eva Mendes), could ultimately destroy our hero before he accomplishes his mission of saving Central City. -- Jason Buchanan

Moods : Tough Guys
Themes : Haunted By the Past | Vigilantes
Keywords : crimefighter, detective, mask [disguise], mausoleum
Crime, Detective Film, Superhero Film 
Gabriel Macht ... The Spirit
Samuel L. Jackson ... The Octopus
Sarah Paulson ... Ellen
Eva Mendes ... Sand Saref
Dan Lauria ... Dolan
Paz Vega ... Plaster of Paris
Jaime King ... Lorelei
Scarlett Johansson ... Silken Floss
Louis Lombardi ... Phobos
Stana Katic ... Morgenstern
693 2/4
Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron 
AMG SYNOPSIS: Screenwriter John Fusco returns to the Western themes of his previous films Young Guns and Thunderheart with this animated children's adventure from Dreamworks. Matt Damon supplies the voice of Spirit, a wild Mustang stallion living free in the Old West of the late 19th century, where he's captured by human horse traders and sold to a cavalry regiment at a frontier outpost. There, a cruel colonel (voice of James Cromwell) nearly succeeds in breaking the willful horse, but not quite. Spirit escapes in the company of another captive, Little Creek (voice of Daniel Studi), a Native American youth that tries to possess the magnificent animal by more humane means, but Spirit refuses to bend to human will even when he makes the acquaintance of Little Creek's beautiful and fiercely loyal mare, Rain. After he saves Little Creek's life in an Army raid, Spirit believes that the gravely injured Rain has perished after a tumble over a waterfall. Despondent, the horse is captured again by humans, enslaved this time for work in a pack team on the transcontinental railroad. Undaunted by the tragedies that befall him, Spirit manages to escape for a reunion with Little Creek, Rain, and his long-lost brethren. Featuring songs by rock singer Bryan Adams, Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron departs from other examples of its genre in that the horse protagonists do not speak or sing; only Spirit's voice is heard as voice-over narration. -- Karl Williams

Moods : Triumph of the Spirit
Themes : Daring Rescues | Finding a Way Back Home | First Love | Heroic Mission | Lone Wolves | Righting the Wronged
Keywords : capture, friendship, horse, Native-American, railroad, slavery, west, wild [undomesticated]
Children's/Family, Animated Musical, Children's Fantasy 
Matt Damon ... Spirit
James Cromwell ... The Colonel
Chopper Bernet ... Sgt. Adams
Robert Cait ... Jake
Donald Fullilove ... Train Pull Foreman
Michael Horse ... Little Creek's Friends
Matt Levin ... Joe
Zahn McClarnon ... Little Creek's Friends
Richard McGonagle ... Bill
Charles Napier ... Roy
Adam Paul ... Pete
694 4/4
Spirited Away 
AMG SYNOPSIS: Master animation director Hayao Miyazaki follows up on his record-breaking 1997 opus Princess Mononoke with this surreal Alice in Wonderland-like tale about a lost little girl. The film opens with ten-year-old Chihiro riding along during a family outing as her father races through remote country roads. When they come upon a blocked tunnel, her parents decide to have a look around -- even though Chihiro finds the place very creepy. When they pass through the tunnel, they discover an abandoned amusement park. As Chihiro's bad vibes continue, her parents discover an empty eatery that smells of fresh food. After her mother and father help themselves to some tasty purloined morsels, they turn into giant pigs. Chihiro understandably freaks out and flees. She learns that this very weird place, where all sorts of bizarre gods and monsters reside, is a holiday resort for the supernatural after their exhausting tour of duty in the human world. Soon after befriending a boy named Haku, Chihiro learns the rules of the land: one, she must work , as laziness of any kind is not tolerated; and two, she must take on the new moniker of Sen. If she forgets her real name, Haku tells her, then she will never be permitted to leave. -- Jonathan Crow

Moods : Head Trips | Other Dimensions | Young and Old Alike
Themes : Journey of Self-Discovery | Mythical Creatures | Fantasy Lands | Heroic Mission | Magically Transported
Keywords : afterlife, afterworld, girl, lost-child, supernatural-forces
Fantasy, Children's/Family, Fantasy Adventure, Anime 
Daveigh Chase ... Chihiro[USA Version]
Jason Marsden ... Haku[USA Version]
Miyu Irino ... Haku
Mari Natsuki ... Yubaba/Zeniba
Suzanne Pleshette ... Yubaba/Zeniba[USA Version]
Susan Egan ... Lin[USA Version]
David Ogden Stiers ... Boiler Room Man[USA Version]
Lauren Holly ... Chihiro's mother[USA Version]
Tatsuya Gasyuin ... Frog man
Michael Chiklis ... Chihiro's father[USA Version]
Ryunosuke Kamiki ... Boh
Takashi Naito ... Chihiro's father, Akio
John Ratzenberger ... The Bathhouse Manager[USA Version]
Tara Strong ... Baby Boh
Bunta Sugawara ... Kamaji
880 3/4
AMG SYNOPSIS: An outing takes a sinister turn for three teenage friends (Anya Taylor-Joy, Haley Lu Richardson, and Jessica Sula) when they are kidnapped by a ruthless stranger (James McAvoy) and imprisoned in his basement. They soon learn that their captor has multiple-personality disorder, forcing them to plot their escape without ever knowing which of his 23 personas -- young or old, male or female, benign or monstrous -- they will confront on the way out. Written and directed by M. Night Shyamalan. -- Violet LeVoit

Moods : Head Trips
Themes : Hostage Situations
Keywords : captor, disorder, kidnapping, multiple-personality, sinister, stranger, teenagers
Horror, Thriller, Crime Thriller 
James McAvoy ... Dannis/ Patricia/ Hedwig/ The Beast/ Kevin Wendell Crumb
Anya Taylor-Joy ... Casey Cooke
Betty Buckley ... Dr. Karen Fletcher
Haley Lu Richardson ... Claire Benoit
Brad William Henke ... Uncle John
Sebastian Arcelus ... Casey’s Father
Neal Huff ... Mr. Benoit
Ukee Washington ... News Anchor
M. Night Shyamalan ... Jai, Hooters Lover
Peter Patrikios ... Taxi Driver
Kash Goins ... Flower Kiosk Seller
Christopher Lee Philips ... Older Worker
Nakia Dillard ... Police Officer #2
Dann Fink ... Game Show Contestant Voice
Bruce Winant ... Game Show Host
1158 4/4
AMG SYNOPSIS: Under the direction of new editor Marty Baron (Liev Schreiber), the Boston Globe's elite investigative team, known as Spotlight, is tasked with delving into decades' worth of child-abuse claims against the Catholic Church. Led by Walter "Robby" Robinson (Michael Keaton), the journalists begin to uncover a massive scandal involving sexual abuse and the willful ignorance perpetrated by the Church within the city of Boston. Facing political opposition and resistance from the far-reaching influence of the Church, the reporters put together an explosive exposé on a corrupt system. Directed by Tom McCarthy and based on the true events of the 2002 investigation by the Globe, the star-studded Spotlight also features Rachel McAdams, Mark Ruffalo, John Slattery, Billy Crudup, and Stanley Tucci. --

Moods : Button Pushers | Food for Thought
Themes : Conspiracies | Fighting the System | Members of the Clergy | Members of the Press | Scandals and Cover-Ups | Whistleblowers
Keywords : cover-up, journalism, Catholicism, child-molestation, church, newspaper
Attributes : High Artistic Quality
Drama, Docudrama, Political Drama 
Michael Keaton ... Walter 'Robby' Robinson
Mark Ruffalo ... Michael Rezendes
Rachel McAdams ... Sacha Pfeiffer
Liev Schreiber ... Marty Baron
Brian d'Arcy James ... Matty Carroll
Stanley Tucci ... Mitchell Garabedian
Billy Crudup ... Eric MacLeish
John Slattery ... Ben Bradlee Jr.
Gene Amoroso ... Steve Kurkjian
Doug Murray ... Peter Canellos
Jamey Sheridan ... Jim Sullivan
Neal Huff ... Phil Saviano
Robert B. Kennedy ... Court Clerk Mark
Duane Murray ... Hansi Kalkofen
Michael Cyril Creighton ... Joe Crowley
Paul Guilfoyle ... Pete Conley
Michael Countryman ... Richard Gilman
Martin Roach ... Cop in Coffee Shop
Brad Borbridge ... Sports Editor
Don Allison ... Bishop
Patty Ross ... Linda
Robert Clarke ... Judge Volterra
Gary Galone ... Jack Dunn
David Fraser ... Jon Albano
Paulette Sinclair ... Receptionist at Judge's Chambers
Laurie Heineman ... Judge Sweeney
Nancy Villone ... Maryetta Dussourd
Siobahn Murphy ... Intern
Darrin Baker ... Middle Age Priest at St. Peter's
Joe Stapleton ... Older Cop
Maureen Keiller ... Eileen McNamara
Laurie Murdoch ... Wilson Rogers
Zarrin Darnell-Martin ... Intern Wanda
Paula Barrett ... Jim's Wife
Mairtin O'Carrigan ... Stewart
Rob Deleeuw ... Herald Reporter Quimby
Nancy Carroll ... Jane Paquin
Anthony Paolucci ... Kevin
Len Cariou ... Cardinal Law
Dennis M. Lynch ... Clerk O'Brian
Stefanie Drummond ... Sheila
Richard Fitzpatrick ... Rectory Priest
Moira Driscoll ... Woman Interviewee
Shannon McDonough ... Receptionist
Bruce Serafin ... Boston Globe Security Guard
695 3/4
AMG SYNOPSIS: After years of doing work integral to the success of major missions, an intelligent but self-conscious deskbound CIA analyst (Melissa McCarthy) is finally given the chance to go undercover as a homely "cat lady" in order to save her missing partner (Jude Law) and thwart a global disaster at the hands of a dangerous arms dealer, in this comedy written and directed by Paul Feig. -- Erin Demers

Keywords : assignment, bomb, Bulgaria, CIA (Central-Intelligence-Agency), comedy, disguise, Europe, foil [thwart], government-agent, insult, suitcase, undercover
Action, Comedy, Adventure Comedy, Spy Comedy 
Melissa McCarthy ... Susan Cooper
Jason Statham ... Rick Ford
Rose Byrne ... Raina Boyanov
Bobby Cannavale ... De Luca
Allison Janney ... Elaine Crocker
Jude Law ... Bradley Fine
Morena Baccarin ... Karen Walker
Miranda Hart ... Nancy
696 2/4
Spy Game 
AMG SYNOPSIS: Brad Pitt is reunited as a co-star with his A River Runs Through It (1992) director Robert Redford for this espionage thriller from Tony Scott. On the verge of retirement from the Central Intelligence Agency, veteran spy Nathan Muir (Redford) learns that his one-time protégé Tom Bishop (Pitt) has gone rogue and been taken prisoner after attempting to smuggle a prisoner out of China. Although Muir and Bishop had once been close friends, sharing adventures from Vietnam to Berlin, bad blood and resentment developed between them, and the two men haven't seen each other in years. As his memories of their friendship come flooding back, Muir sets about arranging the rescue of his old friend from a Communist jail. Spy Game (2001) co-stars Catherine McCormack as a human rights activist and Bishop's love interest. -- Karl Williams

Moods : Nail-biters
Themes : Race Against Time | Traitorous Spies/Double Agents | Behind the Iron Curtain | Mentors | Political Unrest | Political Corruption
Keywords : CIA (Central-Intelligence-Agency), espionage, mentor, protegé, race-against-time, rescue, secret-mission, spy
Spy Film, Thriller, Paranoid Thriller, Political Thriller, Unglamorized Spy Film 
Robert Redford ... Nathan Muir
Brad Pitt ... Tom Bishop
Catherine McCormack ... Elizabeth Hadley
Stephen Dillane ... Charles Harker
Larry Bryggman ... Troy Folger
Michael Paul Chan ... Vincent Vy Ngo
Marianne Jean-Baptiste ... Gladys Jennip
Ken Leung ... Li
David Hemmings ... Harry Duncan
Matthew Marsh ... Dr. Byars
Todd Boyce ... Robert Aiken
Amidou ... The Sheik's Doctor
Charlotte Rampling ... Anne Cathcart
697 3/4
Spy Kids 
AMG SYNOPSIS: In this reteaming of actor Antonio Banderas and director Robert Rodriguez -- their first film together since the 1995 feature Desperado -- Banderas plays Gregorio; he and devoted partner Ingrid (Carla Gugino), comprise the greatest pair of secret agents working. Both are masters of disguise and have the ability to prevent wars, but eventually they want to settle down and begin raising a family. Nine years later, after retiring and giving up the lives of super-spies, Gregorio and Ingrid find themselves at the call of duty again when techno-genius Fegan Floop (Alan Cumming) and his insidious, ruthless sidekick Minion (Tony Shalhoub) have plans for world destruction. The only hope for Gregorio and Ingrid are their children, Carmen (Alexa Vega) and Juni (Daryl Sabara), who are called upon to save their missing parents, eventually learning their former identities. The film also features Cheech Marin, Robert Patrick, and Danny Trejo. In the summer of 2001, five months after Spy Kids had become a major box office success, an expanded edition was released, featuring several minutes of footage not used in the film's original cuts (including special effects sequences that couldn't be completed within the film's original budget). -- Jason Clark

Moods : Adrenaline Rush | Young and Old Alike
Themes : Sibling Relationships | Unlikely Heroes | Kidnapping | Mischievous Children | Fish Out of Water | When the Parents Are Away
Keywords : gadgets, good-vs-evil, family, family-secrets, henchman, rescue, secret-mission, sibling, spy, pre-teen
Adventure, Children's/Family, Spy Film, Family-Oriented Adventure, Family-Oriented Comedy, Glamorized Spy Film 
Antonio Banderas ... Gregorio Cortez
Carla Gugino ... Ingrid Cortez
Daryl Sabara ... Juni Cortez
Alan Cumming ... Fegan Floop
Tony Shalhoub ... Minion
Teri Hatcher ... Ms. Gradenko
Cheech Marin ... Uncle Felix
Robert Patrick ... Mr. Lisp
Danny Trejo ... Uncle Machete
Tom Savini
Louis Black ... Financier
Dick Clark ... Financier
George Clooney ... Devlin
Richard Linklater ... Cool Spy
Guillermo Navarro ... Pastor
Mike Judge ... Donnagon/Donnamight
Ermahn Ospina ... Cab Driver
Evan Sabba ... "Intruder" Spy Kid
Trant Batey ... FoOglie #3/Too Too
Andy W. Bossley ... Brat
Jeff Dashnaw ... Brat's Dad
Steve Havens ... Financier
Houston Hooker ... Lisp's Robot Son
Angela Lanza ... Newscaster
Emilio Navarro Mackissack ... Excited Kid at Playground
Charles Ramirez-Berg ... Financier
Becca Rodriguez ... Spy Bridesmaid
Roberto Santibanez ... Financier
Shannon Shea ... FoOglie #1/Flower
Kara Slack ... Carmen's Friend
Patricia Vonne ... Spy Bridesmaid
698 3/4
Stand by Me 
AMG SYNOPSIS: Based on the Stephen King short story The Body, Rob Reiner's easygoing nostalgia piece is set in Castle Rock, OR, over Labor Day weekend, 1959. A quartet of boys, inseparable friends all, set out in search of a dead body that one of the boys overhears his brother talking about. The foursome consists of intellectual Gordie (Wil Wheaton), born leader Chris (River Phoenix), emotionally disturbed Teddy (Corey Feldman), and chubby hanger-on Vern (Jerry O'Connell). The boys' adventures en route to the elusive body are colored by the personal pressures brought to bear on all of them by the adult world. Richard Dreyfuss, playing the grown-up Gordie, narrates the film, while Kiefer Sutherland dominates every scene he's in as a brutish high-school bully. -- Hal Erickson

Moods : Memory Lane | Triumph of the Geeks
Themes : Innocence Lost | Kids in Trouble
Keywords : friendship, train [locomotive], hiking, small-town, writing, camping, coming-of-age, corpse, death, dishonesty, teenagers, boy, courage
Attributes : High Artistic Quality
Drama, Coming-of-Age 
Wil Wheaton ... Gordie Lachance
River Phoenix ... Chris Chambers
Corey Feldman ... Teddy Duchamp
Jerry O'Connell ... Vern Tessio
Richard Dreyfuss ... The Writer
Kiefer Sutherland ... Ace Merrill
Popeye ... Chopper
Casey Siemaszko ... Billy Tessio
Gary Riley ... Charlie Hogan
Bradley Gregg ... Eyeball Chambers
Jason Oliver ... Vince Desjardins
Marshall Bell ... Mr. Lachance
William Bronder ... Milo Pressman
Scott Beach ... Mayor Grundy
John Cusack ... Denny Lachance
Madeleine Swift ... Waitress
Geanette Bobst ... Mayor's Wife
Art Burke ... Principal Wiggins
Andy Lindberg ... Lardass Hogan
Dick Durock ... Bill Travis
O.B. Babbs ... Lardass Heckler #1
Charlie Owens ... Lardass Hecklers
Ken Hodges ... Donelley Twin
Susan Thorpe ... Fat Lady
Rick Elliott ... Jack Mudgett
Kent Lutrell ... Ray Brower
Chance Quinn ... Gordon's Son
Jason Naylor ... His Friend
Bruce Kirby ... Mr. Quidacioluo
838 2/4
The Stand 
AMG SYNOPSIS: Originally aired as a television mini-series, this all-star filmization of Stephen King's gripping epic of good versus evil chronicles the episodic adventures of a disparate group of people who struggle to reestablish civilization after a man-made catastrophe wipes out most of the world's population. The world abruptly ends when a deadly virus accidentally escapes from a government sponsored biological warfare laboratory. Soon people are dropping like flies from the plague, but a few survive and find themselves strangely compelled to head into the West. Good-hearted people follow the voice of an ancient black woman and head for Boulder, Colorado. Bad people follow the enigmatic Walkin' Dude to Las Vegas. It is only a matter of time before the two sides are forced into a climactic battle over the final fate of humanity. -- Sandra Brennan

Themes : End of the World | Rise To Power | Mind Games | Race Against Time | Post-Apocalypse
Keywords : civilization, epidemic, good-vs-evil, population, virus
Drama, Science Fiction, Sci-Fi Disaster Film, Supernatural Horror 
Gary Sinise ... Stu Redman
Molly Ringwald ... Frannie Goldsmith
Laura San Giacomo ... Nadine Cross
Ruby Dee ... Mother Abigail Freemantle
Ossie Davis ... Judge Richard Farris
Miguel Ferrer ... Lloyd Henreid
Rob Lowe ... Nick Andros
Shawnee Smith ... Julie Lawry
Joe Bob Briggs ... Deputy Joe Bob Brentwood
Adam Storke ... Larry Underwood
Bill Fagerbakke ... Tom Cullen
Matt Frewer ... Trashcan Man
Ray Walston
1005 3/4
The Stanford Prison Experiment 
AMG SYNOPSIS: Kyle Patrick Alvarez's drama The Stanford Prison Experiment is based on real events. Dr. Philip Zimbardo (Billy Cruddup) arranges for 24 volunteers to be either guards or inmates a makeshift prison system so that he can observe how their behavior changes. Eventually those playing guards become abusive and dictatorial, while the inmates band together to survive the harsh conditions. What the Stanford professor doesn't expect is that he and the people running the experiment are also being transformed by taking part in it. The Stanford Prison Experiment screened at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival. --

Moods : Food for Thought | Head Trips | Only Human
Themes : Assumed Identities | Existential Crisis | Experiments Gone Awry | Prison Life | Therapy
Keywords : experiment, guard, prison, prisoner, psychiatry
Drama, Docudrama, Psychological Drama 
Billy Crudup ... Dr. Zimbardo
Ezra Miller ... Daniel Culp
Michael Angarano ... Christopher Archer
Tye Sheridan ... Peter Mitchell
Olivia Thirlby ... Christina Zimbardo
Logan Miller ... Jerry
Thomas Mann ... Prisoner 416
Keir Gilchrist ... John Lovett
Moisés Arias ... Anthony Carroll
Jack Kilmer ... Jim Randall/4325
Chris Sheffield ... Tom Thompson/2093
Ki Hong Lee ... Gavin Chan
James Frecheville ... Matthew Townshend
Nicholas Braun ... Karl Vandy
James Wolk ... Mike Penny
Nelsan Ellis ... Jesse Fletcher
Matt Bennett ... Kyle Parker
Jesse Carere ... Paul Beattie/5704
Brett Davern ... Hubbie Whitlow/7258
Miles Heizer ... Marshall Lovett
Callan McAuliffe ... Henry Ward
Benedict Samuel ... Jacob Harding
Harrison Thomas ... Andrew Ceros
Albert Malafronte ... Father Macallister
Jim Klock ... Warren
Fred Ochs ... Professor Jim Cook
Alec Holden ... Applicant #1
Jack Foley ... Applicant #2
Aidan Sussman ... Culp's Brother
Armand Vasquez ... Jared
Kim Koscki ... Cop
699 3/4
Star Trek 
AMG SYNOPSIS: Mission: Impossible III director and Alias creator J.J. Abrams resurrects the classic science fiction franchise created by Gene Roddenberry with this feature film that embraces the rich history of the influential television and film series while also exploring some uncharted territory. Heroes star Zachary Quinto assumes the role of the Federation Starfleet lieutenant and Vulcan made famous in the original series by Leonard Nimoy (who also appears in an older incarnation of his original role), Spock, with Anton Yelchin stepping into the role of USS Enterprise navigator Pavel Chekov, Zoe Saldana assuming the role of communications officer Uhura, Simon Pegg keeping the ship in top shape as chief engineer Montgomery Scott (aka "Scotty"), and Eric Bana tormenting the benevolent space explorers as the villainous Nero. Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle co-star John Cho also boards the Enterprise as Hikaru Sulu, with Chris Pine and Karl Urban assuming the legendary roles of Captain Kirk and Leonard "Bones" McCoy, respectively. -- Jason Buchanan

Moods : Adrenaline Rush | Other Dimensions
Themes : Evil Aliens | Out For Revenge | Time Travel | Space Travel
Keywords : captain [ship], starship, crew, vulcan, academy, rebel, banishment
Science Fiction, Space Adventure, Sci-Fi Action 
Chris Pine ... James Kirk
Zachary Quinto ... Spock
Leonard Nimoy ... Spock Prime
Eric Bana ... Capt. Nero
Bruce Greenwood ... Capt. Christopher Pike
Karl Urban ... Leonard "Bones" McCoy
Zoe Saldana ... Uhura
Simon Pegg ... Scotty
John Cho ... Sulu
Anton Yelchin ... Pavel Checkov
Winona Ryder ... Amanda Grayson
Chris Hemsworth ... George Kirk
Ben Cross ... Sarek
Jennifer Morrison ... Winona Kirk
Jimmy Bennett ... James Kirk (young)
Darlena Tejeiro ... Flight Officer
Rachel Nichols ... Gaila
Amanda Foreman ... Hannity
822 1/4
Star Trek Beyond 
AMG SYNOPSIS: In this third installment of the rebooted Star Trek film series (which began with J.J. Abrams's Star Trek in 2009), Captain Kirk (Chris Pine) struggles with a personal crisis as he and the crew of the Enterprise are attacked by a dictator named Krall (Idris Elba). When an assault by Krall leads to the destruction of their starship, the team end up marooned on a remote planet inhabited by aliens both hostile and helpful. Zachary Quinto, Karl Urban, Zoe Saldana, Simon Pegg, John Cho, and Anton Yelchin co-star. Directed by Justin Lin (Fast & Furious 6), Star Trek Beyond is dedicated to both Leonard Nimoy (who passed away in 2015) and Yelchin (who died after filming concluded). -- Violet LeVoit

Moods : Adrenaline Rush | Eyepoppers | Other Dimensions
Themes : Benign Aliens | Evil Aliens | Finding a Way Back Home | Hotshots | Space Travel | Survival in the Wilderness
Keywords : alien [not human], man-vs-aliens, mission [quest], space, spacecraft, space-exploration, spaceship, starship
Action, Science Fiction, Sci-Fi Adventure 
Chris Pine ... Kirk
Zachary Quinto ... Spock
Simon Pegg ... Scotty
Anton Yelchin ... Chekov
John Cho ... Sulu
Zoe Saldana ... Uhura
Karl Urban ... Bones
Idris Elba ... Krall
Sofia Boutella ... Jaylah
Lydia Wilson ... Kalara
Joe Taslim ... Manas
Deep Roy ... Keenser
Melissa Roxburgh ... Ensign Syl
Anita Brown ... Tyvanna
Doug Jung ... Ben
Danny Pudi ... Fi'Ja
Kim Kold ... Zavanko
Fraser Aitcheson ... Hider
Matthew MacCaull ... Blue Shirt
Emy Aneke ... Blue Shirt
Shohreh Aghdashloo ... Commodore Paris
Greg Grunberg ... Commander Finnegan
Jennifer Cheon ... Control Tower Technician
Jarod Joseph ... Control Tower Technician
Jeremy Raymond ... Control Tower Technician
Adam DiMarco ... Injured Red Shirt
Fiona Vroom ... Orion Girl
Doug Chapman ... Sir Olden
Dan Payne ... Wadjet
Anthony Shim ... Jin
Shea Whigham ... Teenaxi Leader
Christian Sloan ... Jae
Ashley Edner ... Natalia
Jeff Bezos ... Starfleet Official
700 3/4
Star Trek Into Darkness 
AMG SYNOPSIS: The Star Trek franchise continues with this follow-up to 2009's J.J. Abrams-directed reboot. Abrams returns to direct from a script by Damon Lindelof and the writing team of Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman. The crew of the Enterprise engages in an epic battle of good versus evil after being summoned home, only to discover Starfleet in ruins, and they venture into a war zone to find the powerful villain (Sherlock's Benedict Cumberbatch) responsible for the devastation. -- Jeremy Wheeler

Moods : Adrenaline Rush | Other Dimensions
Themes : Obsessive Quests | Out For Revenge | Space Travel
Keywords : revenge, ruins, space-exploration, villain, volcano, war, crew, spacecraft
Science Fiction, Sci-Fi Action, Space Adventure 
Chris Pine ... Kirk
Zachary Quinto ... Spock
Zoe Saldana ... Uhura
Karl Urban ... Bones
Simon Pegg ... Scotty
John Cho ... Sulu
Benedict Cumberbatch ... John Harrison
Anton Yelchin ... Chekov
Bruce Greenwood ... Pike
Peter Weller ... Marcus
Alice Eve ... Carol
Noel Clarke ... Thomas Harewood
Nazneen Contractor ... Rima Harewood
Amanda Foreman ... Ensign Brackett
Jay Scully ... Lieutenant Chapin
Jonathan Dixon ... Ensign Froman
Aisha Hinds ... Navigation Officer Darwin
Joseph Gatt ... Science Officer 0718
Jeremy Raymond ... Lead Nibiran
Tony Guma ... Nibiran
Kimberly Broumand ... Madeline
Sean Blakemore ... Klingon
Nick E. Tarabay ... Klingon
Beau Billingslea ... Captain Abbot
Deep Roy ... Keenser
Anjini Azhar ... Lucille Harewood
Jack Laufer ... Doctor
Kellie Cockrell ... Girl
Jason Matthew Smith ... Cupcake
Chris Hemsworth ... George Kirk
Jennifer Morrison ... Winona Kirk
Seth Ayott ... U.S.S. Enterprise Shuttle Ensign
Lee Reherman ... Uniformed Mercenary
Scott Lawrence ... U.S.S. Vengeance Officer
Usman Ally ... U.S.S. Vengeance Officer
Nolan North ... U.S.S. Vengeance Bridge Officer
James Hiroyuki Liao ... U.S.S. Vengeance Bridge Officer
Rob Moran ... U.S.S. Vengeance Ensign
Berit Francis ... Starfleet Admiral
Akiva Goldsman ... Starfleet Admiral
Benjamin P. Binswanger ... Starfleet Admiral
Christopher Doohan ... Transport Officer
Andy Demetrio ... U.S.S. Enterprise Bridge Crew Member
Gianna Simone ... U.S.S. Enterprise Bridge Crew Member
Rene Rosado ... U.S.S. Enterprise Bridge Crew
Jacquelynn King ... U.S.S. Enterprise Bridge Crew
Long Tran ... U.S.S. Enterprise Bridge Crew Member
Ningning Deng ... U.S.S. Enterprise Bridge Crew Member
Jodi Johnston ... U.S.S. Enterprise Bridge Crew Member
Colleen Harris ... Lady V
Monisola Akiwowo ... U.S.S. Enterprise Nurse
Paul K. Daniel ... Shuttle Pilot
Ser'Darius Blain ... U.S.S. Enterprise Red Shirt
Heather Langenkamp ... Moto
Melissa Paulo ... Bar Girl
Cynthia Addai-Robinson ... San Francisco Woman
Drew Grey ... San Francisco Bar Patron
Douglas Weng ... U.S.S. Vengeance Security
Charlie Haugk ... San Francisco Resident
Max Chernov ... San Francisco Resident
Marc Primiani ... San Francisco Resident
Jesper Inglis ... San Francisco Resident
Jacob Rhodes ... Nibiru Child
Kentucky Rhodes ... Nibiru Child
Anthony Wilson ... Shaku
Eric Greitens ... Starfleet Ceremonial Guard
Melissa Steinman ... Starfleet Ceremonial Guard
Adam McCann ... Starfleet Ceremonial Guard
Jon Orvasky ... Starfleet Ceremonial Guard
Gerald W. Abrams ... Starfleet Memorial Admiral
701 2/4
Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace 
AMG SYNOPSIS: In 1977, George Lucas released Star Wars, the ultimate sci-fi popcorn flick-turned-pop-culture myth machine. It quickly became the biggest money-making film of all time and changed the shape of the film industry. After two successful sequels (1980's The Empire Strikes Back and 1983's Return Of The Jedi) that extended the story of the first film, Lucas took some time off to produce movies for others, with mixed success. In 1999, Lucas returned to the Star Wars saga with a new approach -- instead of picking up where Return Of The Jedi left off, Star Wars: Episode I -- The Phantom Menace would be the first of a trilogy of stories to trace what happened in the intergalactic saga before the first film began. Here, Obi-Wan Kenobi (Ewan McGregor) is a young apprentice Jedi knight under the tutelage of Qui-Gon Jinn (Liam Neeson); Anakin Skywalker (Jake Lloyd), who will later father Luke Skywalker and become known as Darth Vader, is just a nine-year-old boy. When the Trade Federation cuts off all routes to the planet Naboo, Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan are assigned to settle the matter, but when they arrive on Naboo they are brought to Amidala (Natalie Portman), the Naboo queen, by a friendly but opportunistic Gungan named Jar Jar. Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan plan to escort Amidala to a meeting of Republic leaders in Coruscant, but trouble with their spacecraft strands them on the planet Tatooine, where Qui-Gon meets Anakin, the slave of a scrap dealer. Qui-Gon is soon convinced that the boy could be the leader the Jedis have been searching for, and he begins bargaining for his freedom and teaching the boy the lessons of the Force. The supporting cast includes Pernilla August as Anakin's mother, Terence Stamp as Chancellor Valorum, and Samuel L. Jackson as Jedi master Mace Windu. Jackson told a reporter before The Phantom Menace's release that the best part about doing the film was that he got to say "May the Force be with you" onscreen. -- Mark Deming

Moods : Adrenaline Rush | Other Dimensions
Themes : Heroic Mission | Robots and Androids | Space Wars
Keywords : apprentice, deception, evil, fight, intergalactic, knight, myth, queen [royalty], Senator, slavery, spacecraft
Science Fiction, Space Adventure 
Ewan McGregor ... Obi-Wan Kenobi
Liam Neeson ... Qui-Gon Jinn
Natalie Portman ... Queen Amidala / Padmé Naberrie
Jake Lloyd ... Anakin Skywalker
Pernilla August ... Shmi Skywalker
Frank Oz ... Yoda
Ian McDiarmid ... Senator Palpatine
Oliver Ford Davies ... Sio Bibble
Hugh Quarshie ... Captain Panaka
Ahmed Best ... Jar Jar Binks
Samuel L. Jackson ... Mace Windu
Ray Park ... Darth Maul
Ralph Brown ... Ric Olie
Terence Stamp ... Chancellor Valorum
Brian Blessed ... Boss Nass
Sofia Coppola ... Sache
Anthony Daniels ... C-3PO
Greg Proops ... Beed
Keira Knightley ... Decoy Queen
Kenny Baker ... R2D2
702 2/4
Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones 
AMG SYNOPSIS: The second prequel to the original Star Wars trilogy takes place ten years after the events depicted in Star Wars: Episode I -- The Phantom Menace. Now 20, young Anakin Skywalker (Hayden Christensen) is an apprentice to respected Jedi knight Obi-Wan Kenobi (Ewan McGregor). Unusually powerful in the Force, Anakin is also impatient, arrogant, and headstrong -- causing his mentor a great deal of concern. The pair are ordered to protect Padme Amidala (Natalie Portman), the former queen of the planet Naboo, now representing her world in the Galactic Senate. Someone is trying to assassinate her on the eve of a vote enabling Supreme Chancellor Palpatine (Ian McDiarmid) to build a military force that will safeguard against a growing separatist movement led by mysterious former Jedi Count Dooku (Christopher Lee). After another attempt on Padme's life, Obi-Wan and Anakin separate. The young Jedi and Padme fall in love as he escorts her first to the security of Naboo and then to his home world of Tatooine, where the fate of his mother leads him to commit an ominous atrocity. Meanwhile, Obi-Wan travels to the secretive planet Kamino and the asteroid-ringed world of Geonosis, following bounty hunter Jango Fett (Temuera Morrison) and his son, Boba (Daniel Logan), who are involved in an operation to create a massive army of clones. A vicious battle ensues between the clones and Jedi on one side and Dooku's droids on the other, but who is really pulling the strings in this galactic conflict? In late 2002, the movie was released in IMAX theaters as Star Wars: Episode II -- Attack of the Clones: The IMAX Experience, with a pared-down running time of 120 minutes in order to meet the technical requirements of the large-screen format. -- Karl Williams

Moods : Adrenaline Rush | Other Dimensions
Themes : Assassination Plots | Heroic Mission | Robots and Androids | Space Wars | Star-Crossed Lovers
Keywords : mentor, army, assassination, battle [war], civil-war, government, mother, love
Science Fiction, Sci-Fi Action, Space Adventure 
Ewan McGregor ... Obi-Wan Kenobi
Natalie Portman ... Padmé Amidala
Hayden Christensen ... Anakin Skywalker
Christopher Lee ... Count Dooku
Samuel L. Jackson ... Mace Windu
Frank Oz ... Yoda
Ian McDiarmid ... Supreme Chancellor Palpatine
Pernilla August ... Shmi Skywalker
Temuera Morrison ... Jango Fett
Jimmy Smits ... Bail Organa
Jack Thompson ... Cliegg Lars
Leeanna Walsman ... Zam Wesell
Ahmed Best ... Achk Med-Beq, Jar Jar Binks
Rose Byrne ... Dormé
Oliver Ford Davies ... Sio Bibble
Ron Falk ... Dexter Jettster
Jay Lagai'aia ... Captain Typho
Andrew Secombe ... Watto
Anthony Daniels ... C-3PO
Kenny Baker ... R2-D2
Silas Carson ... Ki-Adi-Mundi, Nute Gunray
Graeme Blundell ... Ruwee Naberrie
David Bowers ... Mas Amedda
Ayesha Dharker ... Ayesha Dharker
Matt Doran ... Elan Sleazebaggano
Joel Edgerton ... Owen Lars
Claudia Karvan ... Sola Naberrie
Alethea McGrath ... Jocasta Nu
Trisha Noble ... Jobal Naberrie
Rena Owen ... Taun We
Anthony Phelan ... Lama Su
Susie Porter ... Hermione Bagwa
Steve John Shepherd ... Naboo Lieutenant
703 3/4
Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith 
AMG SYNOPSIS: George Lucas draws the Star Wars film series to a close with this dark sci-fi adventure which sets the stage for the events of the first film and brings the saga full circle. After a fierce battle in which Obi-Wan (Ewan McGregor) and Anakin (Hayden Christensen) join Republic forces to help free Chancellor Palpatine (Ian McDiarmid) from the evil Count Dooku (Christopher Lee) and his minions, Anakin is drawn into Palpatine's confidence. Palpatine has designs on expanding his rule, and with this in mind he plants seeds of doubt in Anakin's mind about the strength and wisdom of the Jedis. Anakin is already in a quandary about how to reveal to others the news of his secret marriage to Padmé Amidala (Natalie Portman) now that she is pregnant, and visions which foretell her death in childbirth weigh heavy on his mind. As Anakin finds himself used by both the Jedis and the Republic for their own purposes -- particularly after Mace Windu (Samuel L. Jackson) expresses his distrust of the young Jedi -- he turns more and more to the Force for help, but begins to succumb to the temptations of its dark side. Many of the Star Wars series regulars returned for Star Wars: Episode III -- Revenge of the Sith, including Frank Oz as the voice of Yoda, Anthony Daniels as C-3PO, Kenny Baker as R2-D2, and Peter Mayhew as Chewbacca. -- Mark Deming

Moods : Other Dimensions
Themes : Rise To Power | Space Wars | Robots and Androids | Political Unrest
Keywords : galaxy, master [expert], emperor, villain, android, clone, commander, evil, forces [military], leader, war, pregnancy, twins
Science Fiction, Space Adventure, Sci-Fi Action 
Hayden Christensen ... Anakin Skywalker/Darth Vader
Ewan McGregor ... Obi-Wan Kenobi
Natalie Portman ... Padmé Amidala
Ian McDiarmid ... Supreme Chancellor Palpatine / Darth Sidious
Samuel L. Jackson ... Mace Windu
Frank Oz ... Yoda
Jimmy Smits ... Senator Bail Organa
Peter Mayhew ... Chewbacca
Anthony Daniels ... C-3PO
Kenny Baker ... R2-D2
James Earl Jones ... Darth Vader
Ahmed Best ... Jar Jar Binks
Jay Lagai'aia ... Captain Typho
Tux Akindoyeni ... Agen Kolar
David Bowers ... Mas Amedda
Kenji Oates ... Saesee Tiin
Matt Rowan ... Senator Orn Free Taa
Joel Edgerton ... Owen Lars
Rena Owen ... Nee Alavar
Kee Chan ... Male-Dee
Rebecca Jackson Mendoza ... Queen of Alderaan
Rohan Nichol ... Captain Antilles
Warren Owens ... Fang Zar
Kristy Wright ... Motee
Bruce Spence ... Tion Meddon
Genevieve O'Reilly ... Mon Mothma
Trisha Noble ... Jobal Naberrie
Bai Ling
Keisha Castle-Hughes ... Queen of Naboo
Matthew Wood ... General Grievous (Voice)
Christopher Lee ... Count Dooku
Silas Carson ... Ki-Adi-Mundi, Nute Gunray
Wayne Pygram ... Governor Tarkin
Temuera Morrison ... Commander Cody
Oliver Ford Davies ... Sio Bibble
Jeremy Bulloch ... Captain Colton
Amanda Lucas ... Terr Taneel
Jett Lucas ... Zett Jukassa
Graeme Blundell ... Ruwee Naberrie
Claudia Karvan ... Sola Naberrie
Keira Wingate ... Ryoo Naberrie
Hayley Mooy ... Pooja Naberrie
Katie Lucas ... Chi Eekway
Coinneach Alexander ... Whie
Mousy McCallum ... Bene
Michael Kingma ... Wookiee
Axel Dench ... Wookiee
Steven Foy ... Wookiee
Julian Khazzouh ... Wookiee
James Rowland ... Wookiee
David Stiff ... Wookiee
Robert Cope ... Wookiee
704 4/4
Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope 
AMG SYNOPSIS: George Lucas' mythological popcorn movie is a two-hour roller-coaster ride that has passed into movie legend. The story, for the tiny number of people not familiar with it, concerns a farm boy named Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) who discovers that the used robot recently purchased by his family plays back a message from one Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher), begging for help from Obi-Wan Kenobi. Luke asks his father's friend Ben Kenobi (Alec Guinness) about this, and he discovers that Ben and Obi-Wan are one and the same. Kenobi tells Luke of the battle of the rebels against the ruling Empire and the spiritual energy called "The Force." Soon Luke, Kenobi, and a mercenary named Han Solo (Harrison Ford) join forces to rescue Princess Leia from the Empire's mammoth warship, the Death Star, controlled by evil genius Darth Vader (David Prowse, with the voice of James Earl Jones). George Lucas has frequently cited the influence of several films on Star Wars, particularly Akira Kurosawa's The Hidden Fortress and Yojimbo and John Ford's The Searchers, as well as the original Flash Gordon serials. After Star Wars became a success, Lucas announced his intention to turn the film into a series, originally totalling nine films (later pared back to six). Consequently, most reissue prints now feature the title Star Wars: Episode IV -- A New Hope, with The Empire Strikes Back (1980) and Return of the Jedi (1983) serving as Episodes Five and Six in the serial, and Star Wars: Episode I -- The Phantom Menace (1999) going back to the myth's beginnings. -- Mark Deming

Moods : Adrenaline Rush | Other Dimensions
Themes : Space Wars | Heroic Mission | Space Travel | Mentors | Robots and Androids
Keywords : battle [war], good-vs-evil, empire, oppression, farmboy, mentor, mercenary, princess, rebel, resistance, spacecraft, android, duel, rescue, robot, stormtroopers, alien [not human], American [nationality], coming-of-age, against-all-odds
Attributes : High Budget, High Historical Importance, High Production Values
Science Fiction, Sci-Fi Action, Space Adventure 
Mark Hamill ... Luke Skywalker
Anthony Daniels ... C-3PO
Harrison Ford ... Han Solo
Carrie Fisher ... Princess Leia
Peter Cushing ... Grand Moff Tarkin
Alec Guinness ... Ben "Obi-Wan" Kenobi
Kenny Baker ... R2-D2
Peter Mayhew ... Chewbacca
David Prowse ... Darth Vader
Phil Brown ... Uncle Owen Lars
Shelagh Fraser ... Aunt Beru Lars
Jack Purvis ... Chief Jawa
Eddie Byrne ... Gen. Willard
Don Henderson ... Gen. Taggi
Jack Klaff ... Red Four (John "D")
Drewe Henley ... Red Leader
Jeremy Sinden ... Gold Two
Garick Hagon ... Red Three (Biggs)
Denis Lawson ... Red Two (Wedge)
Alex McCrindle ... Gen. Dodonna
William Hootkins ... Red Six (Porkins)
Angus MacInnes ... Gold Leader
Graham Ashley ... Gold Five
Richard Le Parmentier ... Gen. Motti
Leslie Schofield ... Commander No. 1
James Earl Jones ... Darth Vader
Malcolm Tierney ... Officer in Detention Area (uncredited)
705 4/4
Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back 
AMG SYNOPSIS: The second entry in George Lucas' Star Wars trilogy finds Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill), the green-as-grass hero from the first film, now a seasoned space warrior. Luke's Star Wars cohorts Han Solo (Harrison Ford) and Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher) are likewise more experienced in the ways and means of battling the insidious Empire, as represented by the brooding Darth Vader (body of David Prowse, voice of James Earl Jones). And, of course, "The Force," personified by the ghost of Luke's mentor Ben Kenobi (Alec Guinness), is with them all. Retreating from Vader's minions, Luke ends up, at first, on the Ice Planet Hoth, and then the tropical Dagobah. Here he makes the acquaintance of the gnomish Yoda (voice of Frank Oz), whose all-encompassing wisdom comes in handy during the serial-like perils of the rest of the film. Before the film's open-ended climax, we are introduced to the apparently duplicitous Lando Calrissian (Billy Dee Williams) and are let in on a secret that profoundly affects both Luke and his arch-enemy, Vader. Many viewers consider this award-winning film the best of the Star Wars movies, and its special-effects bonanza was pure gold at the box office. -- Hal Erickson

Moods : Adrenaline Rush | Other Dimensions
Themes : Bounty Hunters | Daring Rescues | Heroic Mission | Mentors | Robots and Androids | Space Wars
Keywords : good-vs-evil, dictator, domination-of-universe, oppression, empire, quest, rebel, revolution, supernatural-forces, war, warrior, mentor, wisdom, alien [not human], android, robot, spacecraft, starship, family
Attributes : High Artistic Quality, High Budget, High Historical Importance, High Production Values
Science Fiction, Ensemble Film, Sci-Fi Action, Space Adventure 
Mark Hamill ... Luke Skywalker
Harrison Ford ... Han Solo
Carrie Fisher ... Princess Leia
David Prowse ... Darth Vader
James Earl Jones ... Darth Vader
Billy Dee Williams ... Lando Calrissian
Anthony Daniels ... C-3PO
Peter Mayhew ... Chewbacca
Frank Oz ... Yoda
Alec Guinness ... Ben "Obi-Wan" Kenobi
Kenny Baker ... R2-D2
Jeremy Bulloch ... Boba Fett
John Hollis ... Lobot, Lando's Aide
Jack Purvis ... Chief Ugnaught
Des Webb ... Wampa Snow Creature
Kathryn Mullen ... Performing Asst. for Yoda
Clive Revill ... The Emperor
Kenneth Colley ... Admiral Piett
Julian Glover ... Gen. Veers
Michael Sheard ... Admiral Ozzel
Michael Culver ... Capt. Needa
John Dicks ... Other Imperial Officer
Milton Johns ... Other Imperial Officer
Mark Jones ... Other Imperial Officer
Oliver Maguire ... Other Imperial Officer
Bruce Boa ... Gen. Rieekan
Christopher Malcolm ... Zev
Denis Lawson ... Wedge (Rogue 3)
Richard Oldfield ... Hobbie, Rogue 4
John Morton ... Dak, Luke's Gunner
Ian Liston ... Janson, Wedge's Gunner
John Ratzenberger ... Maj. Derlin
Jack McKenzie ... Deck Lieutenant
Jerry Harte ... Head Controller
Norman Chancer ... Other Rebel Officer
Norwich Duff ... Other Rebel Officer
Ray Hassett ... Other Rebel Officer
Brigitte Kahn ... Other Rebel Officer
Burnell Tucker ... Revel Officer
Irene Lamb
706 3/4
Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi 
AMG SYNOPSIS: In the final episode of the Star Wars saga, Han Solo (Harrison Ford) emerges intact from the carbonite casing in which he'd been sealed in The Empire Strikes Back. The bad news is that Solo, together with Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) and Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher), is prisoner to the grotesque Jabba the Hutt. But with the help of the charismatic Lando Calrissian (Billy Dee Williams), our heroes and our heroine manage to escape. The next task is to rid the galaxy of Darth Vader (body by David Prowse, voice by James Earl Jones) and the Emperor (Ian McDiarmid), now in command of a new, under-construction Death Star. On the forest moon Endor, the good guys enlist the help of a feisty bunch of bear-like creatures called the Ewoks in their battle against the Empire. -- Hal Erickson

Moods : Adrenaline Rush | Other Dimensions
Themes : Daring Rescues | Heroic Mission | Redemption | Space Wars
Keywords : good-vs-evil, rebel, battle [war], kidnapping, bounty-hunter, princess, rescue, alien [not human], android, robot, spacecraft
Attributes : High Production Values
Science Fiction, Sci-Fi Action, Space Adventure 
Mark Hamill ... Luke Skywalker
Harrison Ford ... Han Solo
Carrie Fisher ... Princess Leia
Billy Dee Williams ... Lando Calrissian
Anthony Daniels ... C-3PO
Peter Mayhew ... Chewbacca
Ian McDiarmid ... Emperor Palpatine
David Prowse ... Darth Vader
James Earl Jones ... Darth Vader
Alec Guinness ... Ben "Obi-Wan" Kenobi
Frank Oz ... Yoda
Sebastian Shaw ... Anakin Skywalker
Kenny Baker ... R2-D2
Michael Pennington ... Moff Jerjerrod
Kenneth Colley ... Admiral Piett
Michael Carter ... Bib Fortuna
Denis Lawson ... Wedge
Tim Rose ... Admiral Ackbar
Dermot Crowley ... Gen. Madine
Ray Armstrong
Trevor Jones
Mary Selway
Mike Cottrell ... Ewok Warrior
Dan Frishman
John Pedrick
Daniel Rodgers
Caroline Blakiston ... Mon Mothma
Warwick Davis ... Wicket
Jeremy Bulloch ... Boba Fett
Femi Taylor ... Oola
Annie Arbogast ... Sy Snootles
Claire Davenport ... Fat Dancer
Jack Purvis ... Teebo
Malcolm Dixon ... Ewok Wanior
Adam Bareham ... Stardestroyer Controller #1
Pip Miller ... Stardestroyer Commander #1
Alan Bennett ... Ewok
Peter Burroughs ... Ewok
Debbie Lee Carrington ... Ewok
Tony Cox ... Ewok
Margarita Fernandez ... Ewok
Phil Fondacaro ... Ewok
Paul Grant ... Ewok
Lars Green ... Ewok
Andrew Herd ... Ewok
J.J. Jackson ... Ewok
Richard Jones ... Ewok
Peter Mandell ... Ewok
Katie Purvis ... Ewok
Nicholas Read ... Ewok
Kiran Shah ... Ewok
Felix Silla ... Ewok
Linda Spriggs ... Ewok
Kevin Thompson ... Ewok
Tom Mannion ... Stardestroyer Commander #2
Michael Gilden
707 3/4
Star Wars: The Force Awakens 
AMG SYNOPSIS: In this thrilling continuation of the epic space opera, ex-stormtrooper Finn (John Boyega), scrappy desert dweller Rey (Daisy Ridley), and droid companion BB-8 get caught up in a galactic war when they come across a map containing the whereabouts of the vanished Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill). They soon embark on an epic adventure that brings them face-to-face with heroes from the past, as well as new villains such as Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) and the First Order, a fascist regime that has emerged from the ashes of the old Empire. Carrie Fisher, Harrison Ford, Peter Mayhew, and Anthony Daniels return to reprise their roles as, respectively, Leia Organa, Han Solo, Chewbacca, and C-3PO. Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong'o, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, and Gwendoline Christie co-star. J.J. Abrams directed from a script he co-wrote with Lawrence Kasdan and Michael Arndt. The film also features new contributions from composer John Williams and sound designer Ben Burtt, whose familiar palette of sounds have helped define the Star Wars universe. -- Violet LeVoit

Moods : Adrenaline Rush | Other Dimensions
Themes : Heroic Mission | Robots and Androids | Space Wars
Keywords : episode, interplanetary, outer-space, planet, saga, space-battle
Action, Science Fiction, Sci-Fi Action, Space Adventure 
Domhnall Gleeson ... Gen. Hux
Harrison Ford ... Han Solo
Mark Hamill ... Luke Skywalker
Carrie Fisher ... Leia
John Boyega ... Finn
Daisy Ridley ... Rey
Adam Driver ... Kylo Ren
Oscar Isaac ... Poe Dameron
Andy Serkis ... Supreme Leader Snoke
Max von Sydow ... Lor San Tekka
Peter Mayhew ... Chewbacca
Kenny Baker ... R2-D2, R2-D2 Consultant
Lupita Nyong'o ... Maz Kanata
Gwendoline Christie ... Capt. Phasma
Anthony Daniels ... C-3PO
Simon Pegg ... Unkar Plutt
Kiran Shah ... Teedo
Sasha Frost ... Jakku Villager
Pip Torrens ... Colonel Kaplan
Andrew Jack ... Major Ematt
Rocky Marshall ... Colonel Datoo
Greg Grunberg ... Snap Wexley
Emun Elliott ... Brance
Brian Vernel ... Bala-Tik
Yayan Ruhian ... Tasu Leech
Sebastian Armesto ... Lieutenant Mitaka
Maisie Richardson-Sellers ... Korr Sella
Warwick Davis ... Wollivan
Cailey Fleming ... Young Rey
Mark Stanley ... Knight of Ren
Ken Leung ... Admiral Statura
Iko Uwais ... Razoo Quin-Fee
Anna Brewster ... Bazine Netal
Harriet Walter ... Dr. Kalonia
Tim Rose ... Admiral Ackbar
Erik Bauersfeld ... Admiral Ackbar
Mike Quinn ... Nien Nunb
Kipsang Rotich ... Nien Nunb
Michael Giacchino ... FN-3181
Nigel Godrich ... FN-9330
Judah Friedlander ... Bar Patron
Victor McGuire ... Bar Patron
Miltos Yerolemou ... Bar Patron
Francesca Longrigg ... Bar Patron
D.C. Barns ... Bar Patron
Billie Lourd ... Lieutenant Connix
Leanne Best ... Min Sakul
Crystal Clarke ... Ensign Goode
Claudia Sermbezis ... Lema Eelyak
Gerald W. Abrams ... Captain Cypress
Philicia Saunders ... Tabala Zo
Morgan Dameron ... Commodore Meta
Jessica Henwick ... Jess Testor
Tosin Cole ... Lieutenant Bastian
James McArdle ... Niv Lek
Stefan Grube ... Yolo Ziff
Dixie Arnold ... Resistance Soldier
Hannah John-Kamen ... First Order Officer
Tom Edden ... First Order Officer
Kate Fleetwood ... First Order Officer
Richard Riddell ... First Order Officer
Jefferson Hall ... First Order Officer
Thomas Brodie-Sangster ... First Order Officer
Jack Laskey ... First Order Officer
Bill Hader ... BB-8 Voice Consultant
Ben Schwartz ... BB-8 Voice Consultant
1069 1/4
Star Wars: The Last Jedi 
AMG SYNOPSIS: Rian Johnson (Looper, Brick) wrote and directed this installment of the Star Wars saga, which picks up where The Force Awakens left off. Rey (Daisy Ridley) learns the ways of the Force from Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill), and develops a telepathic bond with Kylo Ren (Adam Driver), who is struggling to master the Dark Side. Meanwhile, Stormtrooper-turned-Resistance fighter Finn (John Boyega) teams up with pilot Poe Dameron (Oscar Isaac) and maintenance worker Rose Tico (Kelly Marie Tran) for a risky mission behind enemy lines. Carrie Fisher, Domhnall Gleeson, Benicio Del Toro, Gwendoline Christie, and Laura Dern co-star. --

Moods : Other Dimensions
Themes : Chosen One | Crisis of Conscience | Fighting the System | Space Wars
Keywords : against-the-system, good-vs-evil, resistance, space-battle
Attributes : High Artistic Quality
Adventure, Science Fiction, Sci-Fi Action, Sci-Fi Adventure, Space Adventure 
Mark Hamill ... Luke Skywalker
Carrie Fisher ... Leia
Adam Driver ... Kylo Ren
Daisy Ridley ... Rey
John Boyega ... Finn
Oscar Isaac ... Poe Dameron
Andy Serkis ... Supreme Leader Snoke
Lupita Nyong'o ... Maz Kanata
Domhnall Gleeson ... General Hux
Anthony Daniels ... C-3PO
Gwendoline Christie ... Captain Phasma
Laura Dern ... Vice Admiral Amilyn Holdo
Benicio Del Toro ... DJ
Frank Oz ... Yoda (voice)
Billie Lourd ... Lieutenant Connix
Amanda Lawrence ... Commander D'Acy
Justin Theroux ... Master Codebreaker
Tom Kane ... Admiral Ackbar (voice)
Adrian Edmondson ... Captain Peavey
Mark Lewis Jones ... Captain Canady
Hermione Corfield ... A-Wing Pilot Tallie
Noah Segan ... X-Wing Pilot Starck
Paul Kasey ... C'ai Threnalli
Michaela Coel ... Resistance Monitor
Priyanga Burford ... Resistance Medical Officer
Navin Chowdhry ... Resistance Cargo Pilot
Andrew Jack ... General Ematt
Crystal Clarke ... Resistance Transport Pilot
Togo Igawa ... Resistance Bridge Officer
Hugh Skinner ... Holdo's First Officer
Tim Steed ... Holdo's First Officer
Simon Lowe ... Resistance Hangar Captain
Joe VanMoyland ... Temporary Command Center Resistance Pilot
Shauna MacDonald ... Temporary Command Center Resistance Pilot
Darren Morfitt ... Transport Deck Officer
Gerard Monaco ... First Order Commander
Kate Dickie ... Hux's First Order Monitor
Patrick O'Kane ... Hux's First Order Officer
Paul Bazely ... Hux's First Order Officer
Orion Lee ... Canady's First Order Monitor
Ralph Ineson ... Senior First Order Officer
Akshay Kumar ... Mega-Destroyer First Order Monitor
Michael Jibson ... Kylo's Shuttle Pilot
Luke Neal ... Canto Cop
Andy Nyman ... Jail Guard
Joseph Gordon-Levitt ... Slowen Lo
Kiran Shah ... Neepers Panpick
Mike Quinn ... Nien Nunb
708 2/4
AMG SYNOPSIS: This lucrative, elephantine-budgeted sci-fi opus paved the way for director Roland Emmerich's mega-hit Independence Day (1996). The story commences in Giza, Egypt, circa 1928, where an archaeological expedition unearths an ancient ring with cryptic hieroglyphs. The film then moves to the present day, where Egyptologist Daniel Jackson (James Spader) is busily trying to convince a group of skeptics that the pyramids were not built by man, but by an extraterrestrial force. After the lecture, a military man approaches him and offers him a job translating the said ring; its inscriptions actually constitute a map to a massive stargate (or interstellar portal). The army sends over resident crackpot colonel Jack O'Neill (Kurt Russell) to travel through the stargate and see what's on the other side; Jackson accompanies him, and the two men turn up in a desert planet on the other side of the universe, with three moons in its sky. The world in question is ruled by Ra (Jaye Davidson), a hermaphroditic Egyptian sun god, who oppresses hordes of slave workers. Jackson and O'Neill then join forces to help the said workers revolt against their oppressor. -- Paul Brenner

Moods : Other Dimensions
Themes : Time Travel | Culture Clash | Evil Aliens | Finding a Way Back Home | Space Travel
Keywords : alien [not human], archaeology, bad-guy, captain [military], dimension-travel, good-guy, teleportation, time-travel
Attributes : High Budget, High Production Values
Science Fiction, Sci-Fi Adventure, Space Adventure 
Kurt Russell ... Colonel Jonathan "Jack" O'Neil
James Spader ... Dr. Daniel Jackson
Jaye Davidson ... Ra
Viveca Lindfors ... Catherine
Alexis Cruz ... Skaara
Mili Avital ... Sha'uri
Leon Rippy ... General West
John Diehl ... Lieutenant Kawalsky
Erick Avari ... Kasuf
April Webster
Djimon Hounsou ... Horus
French Stewart ... Lieutenant Feretti
Gianin Loffler ... Nabeh
Christopher John Fields ... Lieutenant Freeman
Jack Moore ... Lieutenant Reilly
David Pressman ... Assistant Lieutenant
Scott Smith ... Officer
Rae Allen ... Barbara Shore
Richard Kind ... Gary Meyers
John Storey ... Mitch
George Gray ... Technician
Erik Holland ... Prof.Langford
Gladys Holland ... Professor
Roger Til ... Professor
Kenneth Danziger ... Professor
Christopher West ... Professor
Robert Ackerman ... Companion
Frank Welker ... Mastadge
709 2/4
Starship Troopers 
AMG SYNOPSIS: Director Paul Verhoeven (Showgirls, Total Recall) reunited many from his 1987 Robocop team for this $100-million science fiction adventure, adapted from Robert A. Heinlein's 1959 novel, originally serialized in The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction (October-November, 1959). After graduation, Johnny Rico (Casper Van Dien) volunteers for the Mobile Infantry to do his Federal service -- but also to win over his girlfriend, Carmen Ibanez (Denise Richards), who has signed with the Fleet Academy to become a starship pilot. Johnny joins other boot-camp recruits -- Dizzy Flores (Dina Meyer), who has had a crush on Johnny since school, and Ace Levy (Jake Busey). Ace and Johnny become pals, and Johnny's abilities earn him the squad leader position. A training accident occurs on Johnny's watch, and he is about to resign when Earth is attacked by alien insects intent on eradicating all human life. Johnny's home, Buenos Aires, is no longer on the map. Horrified, he chooses to stay on and fight to destroy the insect threat. The Mobile Infantry travels to the planet Klendathu to battle the warrior bugs, a ruthless enemy with only one goal -- survival of their species no matter what. In the initial encounter, some 100,000 lives are lost. At a distant fort, Johnny's unit discovers that the bugs drain brains to acquire knowledge. Soon they are overwhelmed by an advancing arthropod army of immense proportions, attacking both in space and on the planet surface. The notion of human extinction becomes a possibility. For this $100-million production, some 300 artists and technicians combined models and miniatures with CGI effects to fashion a variety of creatures -- from breeder bugs to armored tanker bugs. The film employed hundreds of extras and has over 500 visual effects shots. Filming began 4/29/96 in California (LA and Long Beach, where Cal State's pyramid gym was used for the Jumpball game), New York, South Dakota, Wyoming (Casper, Hell's Half Acre), and Utah (an abandoned Wendover airstrip where the Enola Gay WWII bomber crew trained). At an abandoned airfield in Fountain Valley, California, an elaborate set was constructed to resemble a military boot camp of the future -- complete with an array of pup tents, gull-winged spaceships, hurdle obstacle course, and training facility buildings. Cinematography by Jost Vacano (Showgirls). Licensed products include Lewis Galoob Inc. toys. -- Bhob Stewart

Moods : Adrenaline Rush | Other Dimensions
Themes : Future Dystopias | Heroic Mission | Evil Aliens | Military Life | Totalitarian States
Keywords : battle [war], man-vs-aliens, Marines, destruction-of-mankind, military, alien [not human], attack, pilot
Attributes : High Budget, High Production Values
Science Fiction, Sci-Fi Action, Action Thriller, War Adventure, Political Satire 
Casper Van Dien ... Johnny Rico
Dina Meyer ... Dizzy Flores
Denise Richards ... Carmen Ibanez
Jake Busey ... Ace Levy
Neil Patrick Harris ... Carl Jenkins
Clancy Brown ... Sgt. Zim
Seth Gilliam ... Sugar Watkins
Patrick Muldoon ... Zander Barcalow
Michael Ironside ... Jean Rasczak
Rue McClanahan ... Biology Teacher
Marshall Bell ... General Owen
Eric Bruskotter ... Breckinridge
Matt Levin ... Kitten Smith
Blake Lindsley ... Katrina
Anthony Ruivivar ... Shujimi
Brenda Strong ... Captain Deladier
Dean Norris ... Commanding Officer
Amy Smart ... Cadet Lumbreiser
710 3/4
State of Play 
AMG SYNOPSIS: The Last King of Scotland director Kevin McDonald teams with screenwriter Matthew Michael Carnahan for this American adaptation of the hit British miniseries concerning the suspicious circumstances that set a rising congressman and a dogged reporter on a dangerous collision course. U.S. congressman Stephen Collins (Ben Affleck) is handsome, unflappable, and ascending the ladder of power with unprecedented speed. He's the future of his political party, and as the chairman of a committee assigned to oversee defense spending, he's got all the right connections. As the presidential race draws near, Washington insiders begin to speculate that Collins will earn his party's nomination for the country's top job. The prospect of Collins becoming president seems less and less likely, however, when his research assistant/mistress is viciously murdered, and some unsavory truths begin to surface. Collins was once a close friend to Cal McAffrey (Russell Crowe), now a top reporter in the nation's capital. Assigned the task of investigating Collins by his ruthless editor, Cameron (Oscar winner Helen Mirren), McAffrey recruits fellow reporter Della (Rachel McAdams) in order to track down the truth and identify the killer. But McAffrey has just walked into a cover-up of unprecedented proportions, and in a game where billions of dollars are at stake, life, love, and integrity are luxuries that simply cannot be afforded. -- Jason Buchanan

Moods : Nail-biters
Themes : Political Corruption | Murder Investigations | Members of the Press | Scandals and Cover-Ups
Keywords : reporter, investigation, murder, politician, Congress, contractor, corruption, cover-up, editor, mistress, scandal
Drama, Political Drama 
Russell Crowe ... Cal McAffrey
Ben Affleck ... Congressman Stephen Collins
Rachel McAdams ... Della Frye
Helen Mirren ... Cameron Lynne
Jason Bateman ... Dominic Foy
Jeff Daniels ... Senator George Fergus
Michael Berresse ... Michael Bingham
Josh Mostel ... Pete
Michael Weston ... Hank
Viola Davis ... Dr. Judith Franklin
David Harbour ... PointCorp Insider
Sarah Lord ... Mandi
Tuck Milligan ... PointCorp Executive
Stephen Park ... Chris Kawai
Brennan Brown ... Andrew Pell
Maria Thayer ... Sonia Baker
Wendy Makkena ... Greer Thornton
Zoe Lister-Jones ... Jessy
Michael Jace ... Officer Brown
Ladell Preston ... Deshaun Stagg
711 2/4
AMG SYNOPSIS: The latest innovation in high-tech defense hardware turns out to have a very dangerous mind of its own in this action thriller. Kara Wade (Jessica Biel), Henry Purcell (Jamie Foxx), and Ben Gannon (Josh Lucas) are three highly ranked U.S. Navy pilots who are part of a top-secret project involving the next generation of stealth fighter technology, the Talon Jet. Wade, Purcell, and Gannon are surprised when their commander, Captain George Cummings (Sam Shepard), introduces them to the new member of their team -- "Edi," an "extreme deep invader" developed as part of the "Unmanned Combat Aerial Vehicle" program. Utilizing the latest innovations in artificial intelligence, Edi is a computer-based flight controller that will take over the wingman's position in the team's formation, and while the pilots initially balk, Edi performs admirably in its first mission. However, after Edi is struck by lightning on a return trip, the computer's circuits and software begin to change in unexpected ways, and Edi not only begins to think for itself, it begins to violate direct orders. During a mission investigating the forces of a dangerous Chinese extremist, Edi starts an attack that could launch World War III, and it's up to Wade, Purcell, and Gannon to stop both Edi and its dangerous plan before it's too late. Stealth also stars Joe Morton and Richard Roxburgh. -- Mark Deming

Moods : Adrenaline Rush
Themes : Technology Run Amok | Air Disasters | Race Against Time | Military Life | Terrorism
Keywords : fighter-jet, fighter-pilot, artificial-intelligence, behind-enemy-lines, captain [military], Navy, technology, terrorism
Action, Action Thriller 
Josh Lucas ... Lt. Ben Gannon
Jessica Biel ... Lt. Kara Wade
Jamie Foxx ... Lt. Henry Purcell
Sam Shepard ... Captain George Cummings
Joe Morton ... Captain Dirk Harshfield
Ebon Moss-Bachrach ... Josh Hudson
Richard Roxburgh ... Keith Orbit
Wentworth Miller ... Voice of EDI
Megan Gale ... Orbit's Secretary
712 3/4
Steel Magnolias 
AMG SYNOPSIS: The title refers to those seemingly frail Southern belles who survive any and all deprivations through whims of iron. Robert Harling's original stage play was set exclusively in a Louisiana beauty parlor where an all-female cast of characters laughed, cried and compared menfolk. The film expands the playing field by including scenes at picnics, hospitals and the like, and by visually depicting the males who never appeared in the stage version. Dolly Parton plays the goodnatured beauty-shop owner, while Shirley MacLaine is the cantankerous town eccentric, decked out in grungy overalls and speaking fluent Trash. Well-to-do Sally Field bravely endures several assaults to her sensibilities, not the least of which is the illness (and subsequent death) of daughter Julia Roberts. The performances are first-rate, with the possible exception of Daryl Hannah's overemphatic portrayal of a gawky hairdresser. The film stumbles a bit in its depiction of the male characters as fools and deadheads, and in the final overlong hospital scenes involving the comatose Roberts, which play like a road company version of Terms of Endearment. Otherwise, Steel Magnolias is a prime example of ensemble filmmaking, lovingly coordinated by director Herbert Ross. (Sidebar: Herbert Ross was reportedly rather rough on Julia Roberts, deriding her lack of experience. The rest of the female cast rallied around Roberts and told the director to lay off or pay the price). -- Hal Erickson

Moods : A Good Cry | Estrogen Shot | Pick-Me-Ups
Themes : Women's Friendship | Mothers and Daughters | Battling Illness | Dying Young | Wedding Bells
Keywords : woman, beauty-salon, Southern-belle, friendship, slice-of-life, small-town, widow/widower, pregnancy, gossip
Attributes : High Production Values
Drama, Ensemble Film, Domestic Comedy, Medical Drama 
Sally Field ... M'Lynn Eatenton
Dolly Parton ... Truvy Jones
Shirley MacLaine ... Ouiser Boudreaux
Daryl Hannah ... Annelle Dupuy Desoto
Olympia Dukakis ... Clairee Belcher
Julia Roberts ... Shelby Eatenton Latcherie
Tom Skerritt ... Drum Eatenton
Sam Shepard ... Spud Jones
Dylan McDermott ... Jackson Latcherie
Kevin J. O'Connor ... Sammy Desoto
Bill McCutcheon ... Owen Jenkins
Carole Cook
Gale J. Odom ... Church Singer
Aja Sansone ... Monique
Betsy Widhalm ... Church Organist
James Shapkoff III ... Delivery Man
Ann Wedgeworth ... Aunt Fern
Jonathan Ward ... Jonathan Eatenton
Bibi Besch ... Belle Marmillion
Janine Turner ... Nancy Beth Marmillion
James Wlcek ... Marshall Marmillion
Ronald Young ... Drew Marmillion
Nancy Parsons ... Janice Van Meter
Robert Ginnaven ... Mayor Van Meter
Rick Hurst ... Bark Boone
Robert Harling ... Minister
C. Houser ... Jack Jr. (1 year old)
Daniel Camp ... Jack Jr. (3 years old)
Norman Fletcher ... Mr. Latcherie, Sr.
Lori Tate ... Mrs. Latcherie, Sr.
Rodney Alan Fulton ... Bobby Ray Ross
Sandra Asbury-Johnson ... Dancing Couple
Gladys Mallard ... Nurse
Betty J. Dove ... Nurse
Travis Harrison ... Delivery Boy
Walker May ... Newspaper Boy
Robert R. Morgan ... Cook
Roger D. McCann ... Cook's Helper
Debbie McCann ... Cook's Helper
Knowl Johnson ... Tommy Eatenton
Trent Dawson ... Church Singer
713 1/4
AMG SYNOPSIS: Stigmata is a supernatural suspense story about good, evil, and faith. Frankie Paige (Patricia Arquette) is a hair stylist in her mid-20s who has no strong religious convictions until odd things start happening to her after she's given a rosary by her mother: she begins speaking with another person's voice; unknown and unseen forces start to attack her; and she develops stigmata, bleeding wounds that spontaneously appear on her wrists, feet, and side, as Christ was wounded at Calvary. Some people believe that a holy miracle has been visited on Frankie, though no one can say why. A Cardinal from the Vatican (Jonathan Pryce) sends a priest, Father Andrew Kiernan (Gabriel Byrne), to investigate Frankie and her condition; after getting a first-hand look, Father Andrew finds himself less concerned with whether Frankie's wounds are a legitimate miracle and more concerned with saving her life. Billy Corgan, leader of the rock group The Smashing Pumpkins, composed the score for Stigmata in collaboration with keyboardist Mike Garson. -- Mark Deming

Themes : Crisis of Faith | Message From God
Keywords : beautician, Cardinal, investigation, religion, rosary, suppression, Vatican
Horror, Psychological Thriller, Supernatural Horror 
Patricia Arquette ... Frankie Paige
Gabriel Byrne ... Father Andrew Kiernan
Jonathan Pryce ... Cardinal Daniel Houseman
Nia Long ... Donna Chadway
Thomas Kopache ... Father Durning
Rade Serbedzija ... Marion Petrocelli
Enrico Colantoni ... Father Dario
Dick Latessa ... Father Gianni Delmonico
Portia de Rossi ... Jennifer Kelliho
Patrick Muldoon ... Steven
Ann Cusack ... Dr. Reston
714 0/4
Still Waiting... 
AMG SYNOPSIS: The shenanigans continue in this outrageous sequel to Waiting... that finds the staff of everyone's favorite good time restaurant entering into a stiff competition with the new Ta-Ta's Wing Shack opening up right next door. It's been two years since the events of the first film, and though there are still some familiar faces on duty, a whole new crop of employees are searching for exciting new ways to kill time and annoy customers at Shenanigans. But when Ta-Ta's Wing Shack announces its grand opening right next door, all of Shenanigans' best waitresses beat a hasty retreat; the tips are bigger at Ta-Ta's, and the uniforms are decidedly more revealing. To make matters worse, the customers are following suit. Now, in order to win back their customers and boost their bottom line, the Shenanigans team lifts their hemlines and starts working overtime to whip up the tastiest fast food in town. Justin Long, Luis Guzman, and Andy Milonakis return for a sequel featuring Adam Carolla, and written by original Waiting... screenwriter Rob McKittrick. -- Jason Buchanan

Moods : Just for Fun
Themes : Success is the Best Revenge | Underdogs | Cooks and Chefs
Keywords : competition, restaurant, waiter
Comedy, Workplace Comedy 
John Michael Higgins
Steve Howey
Andy Milonakis
Alanna Ubach
Chi McBride
Luis Guzman
Adam Carolla
715 3/4
Stir of Echoes 
AMG SYNOPSIS: In this supernatural thriller, Tom Witzky (Kevin Bacon) is a fairly typical working-class guy living in Chicago with his wife Maggie (Kathryn Erbe) and his son Jake (Zachary David Cope). One night at a party, Tom gets into a lively discussion with his sister-in-law, Lisa (Illeana Douglas), who believes in psychic communication and the power of hypnosis. He challenges Lisa to hypnotize him, and she plants in him a post-hypnotic suggestion to be more open-minded. But the results aren't quite what Lisa or Tom expected; Tom now senses an air of terrible dread throughout his house and is convinced that evil lurks just around the corner. He also sees the spirit of a girl from the neighborhood who disappeared months ago -- and Jake sees the spirit as well. Stir of Echoes was based on a novel by Richard Matheson, whose work inspired such disparate films as Somewhere in Time and The Incredible Shrinking Man; it was written and directed by David Koepp, who wrote the screenplays for Jurassic Park and Mission: Impossible. -- Mark Deming

Moods : Spellbinders
Themes : Psychic Abilities | Ghosts
Keywords : ghost, hypnosis, psychic, communication, family, girl, house, oracle, search, son, supernatural, sister-in-law
Attributes : Sleeper
Horror, Psychological Thriller, Haunted House Film, Supernatural Thriller 
Kevin Bacon ... Tom Witzky
Kathryn Erbe ... Maggie Witzky
Illeana Douglas ... Lisa
Liza Weil ... Debbie Kozac
Kevin Dunn ... Frank McCarthy
Conor O'Farrell ... Harry Damon
Zachary David Cope ... Jake Witzky
Lisa Lewis ... Debbie's Mother
716 0/4
Stitch! The Movie 
AMG SYNOPSIS: The original voice cast of Lilo & Stitch returns for this direct-to-video sequel, which follows the further adventures of Stitch (aka Experiment 626) and his new surrogate family in Hawaii. It seems that Dr. Jumba (David Ogden Stiers) has brought his other 625 experiments to Earth, and now it's up to Stitch and company to make sure the villainous Dr. Hamsterviel (Jeff Bennett) doesn't get his hands on them. Among Stitch's potential new friends are Experiment 221, a havoc-wreaking electrical being, and Experiment 624, a lazy creature who enjoys making sandwiches. -- Skyler Miller

Moods : Pick-Me-Ups
Themes : Benign Aliens | Heroic Mission | Mad Scientists | Unlikely Friendships
Keywords : alien [not human], electricity, experiment, friendship, Hawaii, mad-scientist, villain
Children's/Family, Comedy, Children's Fantasy 
Chris Sanders ... Stitch
Daveigh Chase ... Lilo
Zoe Caldwell
Tia Carrere ... Nani
Kevin McDonald ... Pleakley
Ving Rhames ... Cobra Bubbles
David Ogden Stiers ... Jumba
Jeff Bennett ... Dr. Hamsterviel
Rob Paulsen ... Experiment 625
867 2/4
AMG SYNOPSIS: Eager to have a younger sibling, a lonely kid (voiced by Anton Starkman) beseeches the storks to deliver a baby to his workaholic parents -- despite the fact that the birds have long since gotten out of the baby business, and now courier packages for an Internet merchant. But the discovery of an infant in the warehouse inventory forces the delivery service's recently promoted stork owner (Andy Samberg) to deliver one last bundle of joy. Kelsey Grammer, Jennifer Aniston, Ty Burrell, Keegan-Michael Key, Jordan Peele, and Danny Trejo also lend their voices to this animated comedy. -- Violet LeVoit

Moods : Just for Fun
Themes : Expecting a Baby | Mythical Creatures | Talented Animals
Keywords : birds, fantasy, honesty, job, parent, profession, truth
Comedy, Family-Oriented Adventure, Fantasy Comedy 
Andy Samberg ... Junior
Kelsey Grammer ... Hunter
Jennifer Aniston ... Sarah Gardner
Ty Burrell ... Henry Gardner
Anton Starkman ... Nate Gardner
Keegan-Michael Key ... Alpha Wolf
Jordan Peele ... Beta Wolf
Danny Trejo ... Jasper
Stephen Kramer Glickman ... Pigeon Toady
Ike Barinholtz ... Miscellaneous Stork
Jorma Taccone ... Miscellaneous Stork
Amanda Lund ... Miscellaneous Stork
717 2/4
Storm of the Century 
AMG SYNOPSIS: The first story Stephen King wrote specifically for a television miniseries, Storm Of The Century is set in Little Tall Island, a small town off the coast of Maine. The citizens are bracing themselves for what is expected to be the worst snowstorm in 100 years when a mysterious stranger named Andre Linoge (Colm Feore) arrives with a simple command: "Give me what I want and I'll go away." Andre is, in fact, an emissary of Satan, and what he wants is one of the children of Little Tall Island, whom he will raise to take over his assignment on Earth -- it seems that Satan's lifespan, although far longer than that of a normal human, is not unlimited, and he will need a replacement for that time when he must vacate his position. Andre knows everyone's secrets and can make their lives a living hell (no pun intended); he can also destroy the city at will. And only one person in town has the strength to stand up to Andre -- the sheriff, Mike Anderson (Tim Daly). While originally written for television, Stephen King's novelization of Storm Of The Century was published shortly after the series was originally broadcast. -- Mark Deming

Themes : Haunted By the Past
Keywords : coast, Hell, island, Satan, sheriff, small-town, snowstorm, stranger
Horror, Supernatural Horror 
Tim Daly
Colm Feore
Debrah Farentino
Casey Siemaszko
Jeffrey DeMunn
718 3/4
Straight Outta Compton 
AMG SYNOPSIS: Entrenched in the racial tumult of Los Angeles in the mid-1980's, a group of aspiring rappers banded together to revolutionize the global consumption of hip-hop and popular culture. NWA was born out of racial frustration and the disadvantaged economics of their South Central neighborhood. F. Gary Gray directs this biopic about the rise to stardom for the act that earned the moniker of "The World's Most Dangerous Group", featuring Ice Cube's son O'Shea Jackson Jr. playing the role of his father, Corey Hawkins as Dr. Dre, and Jason Mitchell as the late Eazy-E. -- Daniel Gelb

Moods : Angsty
Themes : Inner City Blues | Musician's Life | Rags To Riches
Keywords : controversial, story, drug-dealer, hip-hop-music, rap-music, rival
Drama, Biopic [feature], Musical Drama 
O'Shea Jackson, Jr. ... Ice Cube
Jason Mitchell ... Eazy-E
Aldis Hodge ... MC Ren
Neil Brown, Jr. ... DJ Yella
Paul Giamatti ... Jerry Heller
Alexandra Shipp ... Kim
Elena Goode ... Nicole Threatt
Keith Powers ... Tyree Crayton
Carra Patterson ... Tomica
Joshua Brockington ... Young Warren G
Sheldon Smith ... Warren G
LaKeith Stanfield ... Snoop
Cleavon McClendon ... Jinx
Aeriel Miranda ... LaVetta
Lisa Renee Pitts ... Verna Griffin
Angela Gibbs ... Doris Jackson
Bruce Beatty ... Hosea Jackson
Rogelio Douglas, Jr. ... Chuck D
Corey Reynolds ... Lonzo Williams
Tate Ellington ... Bryan Turner
F. Gary Gray ... Greg Mack
Allen Maldonado ... Tone
Demetrius Grosse ... Rock
Andrew Borba ... Journalist
Matt Corboy ... Journalist
Larry Sullivan ... Journalist
Deborah Lacey ... Journalist
Ashton Sanders ... Kid
Kofi Siriboe ... Block Dude
Orlando Brown ... Block Dude
Chic Daniel ... LAPD Crash Cop
Tim Connolly ... LAPD Cop
Dan Wells ... Uniform Cop
Al Wexo ... Officer
Dean Cameron ... Capitol Records Executive
Sky Soleil ... Torrance Cop
Inny Clemons ... Officer Rauch
Greg Collins ... Joe Louis Police
Mark Sherman ... Jimmy Lovine
Rob Brownstein ... CNN Journalist
John Prosky ... Young Doctor
Derrick McMillon ... Ron Sweeney
Rob Nagle ... LAPD Westwood
Travis Nicholson ... Georgia Officer
Valerie Emanuel ... Girl
Zee James ... Tasha
Natasha Hopkins ... Keisha
Simon Rhee ... Korean Store Owner
Strawberry Shortcake: Meet Strawberry Shortcake 
*** Plot Synopsis by Andrea LeVasseur
One of the beloved '80s cartoon characters to be revived for the next generation, Strawberry Shortcake makes a comeback with the animated children's video Meet Strawberry Shortcake. Wearing jeans instead of her old dress-and-apron outfit, the updated title heroine spends this episode planning a birthday party for her little sister, Apple Dumpling. Accompanied by their cat Custard and dog Cupcake, the two sisters go on a journey in search of party supplies and end up in the land of Cookie Corners. Along the way, she meets girl pals Orange Blossom, Angel Cake, Huckleberry Pie, and Ginger Snap. In keeping with the sweet-smelling line of toys, the DVD edition of this title comes with strawberry-scented pink packaging. Recommended for kids aged two to seven and grown-ups with an affinity for '80s nostalgia.
720 4/4