|The Adventures of Sebastian Cole 1998 R, 99 min.|
Director: Tod Williams
Cast: Adrian Grenier, Clark Gregg, Aleksa Palladino, Margaret Colin, John Shea, Marni Lustig, Joan Copeland, Tom Lacy, Gabriel Macht, Greg Haberny, Herbert Russell, Marisol Padilla Sanchez, Peter McRobbie, Merritt Wever, Rory Cochrane
Sebastian (Adrian Grenier) is an introverted teen and aspiring writer who leaves his drunken mother in England and moves to New York to live with his transsexual stepfather, Hank/Henrietta Cole (Clark Gregg). At first, Sebastian blames his stepfather for all problems but after time realizes it is Hank/Henrietta from whom he can learn about the determination needed to reach his dream.
|Before the Devil Knows You're Dead 2007 R, 117 min.|
Genre: Drama / Thriller
Director: Sidney Lumet
Cast: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Ethan Hawke, Albert Finney, Marisa Tomei, Rosemary Harris, Aleksa Palladino, Michael Shannon, Amy Ryan, Brian F. O'Byrne, Blaine Horton, Arija Bareikis, Leonardo Cimino, Lee Wilkof, Damon Gupton, Adrian Martinez
Although both work for a Manhattan real-estate firm, brothers Andy (Philip Seymour Hoffman) and Hank (Ethan Hawke) desperately need money. Their solution: rob their parents' (Albert Finney and Rosemary Harris) jewelry store. They can take the jewels and sell them, and their parents can collect on the insurance. Thus, nobody loses. But as the story continues, flashbacks reveal a multitude of family problems–including Hank sleeping with Andy's wife (Marisa Tomei)–and the planned robbery is destined to trigger the family's final collision course.
|Cherry 1999 R, 90 min.|
Director: John Glascoe, Joseph Pierson
Cast: Shalom Harlow, Jake Weber, David McCallum, Gil Rogers, Laurel Holloman, Isaach De Bankole, Donovan Leitch, Aleksa Palladino, Heather Matarazzo, Tim Bohn
Ten years ago, Leila (Shalom Harlow) was jilted at the altar. As a result she has lived a celibate life. Now she wants to have a baby, and her plan is to advertise for a mate. Most who respond are losers. But, all is not lost: her gynecologist (Jake Weber) and a professional clown (Donovan Leitch) appear as chief contenders for the role of fathering her child. 1 User Review
|Adorable film||azrael 03/11/2007 |
| I got this film for David McCallum who plays the Lover of the main character's uncle and has raised both girls after the death of their parents. |
What a surprise it is delightful! Shalom Harlow really does well as the naive virgin in her quest to have a child. The rest of the cast are wonderful and fit well together.
It is films like this that make me love Indies. See it if you have a chance. This would have made a very enjoyable series.
|A Cool, Dry Place 1998 PG-13, 97 min.|
Director: John N. Smith
Cast: Vince Vaughn, Joey Lauren Adams, Monica Potter, Bobby Moat, Devon Sawa, Nicholas Campbell, Chris Bauer, Aleksa Palladino, Siobhan Fallon, Todd Louiso
Single dad Russell Durrell (Vince Vaughn) balances his time–between work, estranged wife Kate (Monica Potter), and beautiful divorcee Beth (Joey Lauren Adams)–and still keeps his role of father to five-year-old Calvin (Bobby Moat) as the #1 priority.
|Manny & Lo 1996 R, 90 min.|
Director: Lisa Krueger
Cast: Mary Kay Place, Scarlett Johansson, Aleksa Palladino, Paul(2) Guilfoyle, Glenn Fitzgerald, Cameron Boyd, Novella Nelson, Angie Phillips, Monica Smith, Dean Silvers
Sixteen-year-old Lo (Aleska Palladino) and her 11-year-old sister, Manny (Scarlett Johansson), try to make it on their own. But, when Lo becomes pregnant, the problems become overwhelming. Their solution is to kidnap Elaine (Mary Kay Place) who they think can offer expertise for their dire circumstances.
|Storytelling 2001 R, 87 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Drama
Director: Todd Solondz
Cast: Selma Blair, Paul Giamatti, John Goodman, Julie Hagerty, Mike Schank, Mark Webber, Noah Fleiss, Lupe Ontiveros, Leo Fitzpatrick, Robert Wisdom, Aleksa Palladino, Maria Thayer, Angela Goethals, Devora Rose, Nancy Anne Ridder
Divided into two sections, Todd Solondz first presents "Fiction," the story about white college student (Selma Blair) who finds that when she writes about an actual sexual encounter with her black professor, her work must be called fiction. The second story, "Nonfiction," involves an aspiring filmmaker (Mike Schank) who follows a high-school senior (Mark Webber) around with a video camera, capturing moments within his dysfunctional family.
|Wrestling with Alligators 1998 N/R, 95 min.|
Director: Laurie Weltz
Cast: Aleksa Palladino, Joely Richardson, Claire Bloom, Sam Trammell, Jay O. Sanders, Adrienne Shelly, Tom Guiry, Nicole Bradin, Sloane Shelton, Angelica Torn
Maddy (Aleksa Palladino), a girl in her late teens, lives in Lulu's (Claire Bloom) rooming house and works in a garage. She is lonely after her best friend marries and moves away. Maddy meets Claire (Joely Richardson), another boarder, who is pregnant from a one-night-stand. The two decide to hit the road in search of an abortion and to get away from their current status.
|Wrong Turn 2: Dead End 2007 R, 97 min.|
Genre: Action / Horror / Thriller
aka: Wrong Turn 2
Director: Joe Lynch
Cast: Erica Leerhsen, Henry Rollins, Texas Battle, Daniella Alonso, Steve Braun, Aleksa Palladino, Matthew Currie Holmes, Crystal Lowe, Kimberly Caldwell, Wayne Robson, Ken Kirzinger, Ashlea Earl
Host Dale Murphy (Henry Rollins) accompanies the contestants of his reality game show as they head into Greenbriar Back Country, West Virginia. In order to win the cash prize, they must find hidden supplies that will help them survive six days and nights in the wilderness. What they have not counted on is a family of cannibals that begins to butcher the contestants–one by one.
|1. The Adventures of Sebastian Cole (1998)|
2. Before the Devil Knows You're Dead (2007)
3. Cherry (1999)
4. A Cool, Dry Place (1998)
5. Manny & Lo (1996)
6. Storytelling (2001)
7. Wrestling with Alligators (1998)
8. Wrong Turn 2: Dead End (2007)
aka: Wrong Turn 2
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