|And Starring Pancho Villa as Himself 2003 TV, 112 min.|
Director: Bruce Beresford
Cast: Antonio Banderas, Eion Bailey, Alan Arkin, Jim Broadbent, Matt Day, Colm Feore, Michael McKean, Alexa Davalos, Damian Alcazar, Fernando Becerril, Saul Rubinek, Pedro Armendariz Jr., Kyle Chandler, Anthony Head, Peter Gregory
This HBO production relates the true story of Pancho Villa's (Antonio Banderas) partnership with movie pioneer D.W. Griffith (Colm Feore). Needing funds to continue his revolution against Mexico's Huerta forces, he suggests to D.W. Griffith that a full-length movie of the actual war be made, including the battles. The resulting film was not received well by U.S. moviegoers because of the gruesome events of war.
|The Chronicles of Riddick 2004 PG-13, 119 min.|
Director: David Twohy
Cast: Vin Diesel, Colm Feore, Thandie Newton, Judi Dench, Karl Urban, Alexa Davalos, Linus Roache, Yorick van Wageningen, Nick Chinlund, Keith David, Mark Gibbon, Roger R. Cross
In this sequel to "Pitch Black" (2000), the scene is 500 years into the future as Riddick (Vin Diesel), accompanied by Aereon (Judi Dench), is caught between opposing intergalactic forces in a battle against the Necromonger armies to save the planets of the Universe from annihilation.
|Defiance 2008 R, 137 min.|
Director: Edward Zwick
Cast: Daniel Craig, Liev Schreiber, Jamie Bell, Alexa Davalos, Allan Corduner, Mark Feuerstein, Tomas Arana, Jodhi May, Kate Fahy, Iddo Goldberg, Iben Hjejle, Martin Hancock, Jacek Koman, Ravil Isyanov, George MacKay
During World War II, the Belarus home of the Jewish Bielski brothers–Zus (Liev Schreiber), Asael (Jamie Bell), and Tuvia (Daniel Craig)–is destroyed, but they find refuge in the dense woods where they had played as children. With great effort, they manage to survive, and then other refugees join them and accept their commune lifestyle while the brothers convince the refugees to rebel against the Nazis who are slaughtering the Jews in Europe. Now, winter settles in, and they try to keep their faith alive.
|Feast of Love 2007 R, 102 min.|
Genre: Drama / Comedy / Romance
Director: Robert Benton
Cast: Morgan Freeman, Greg Kinnear, Radha Mitchell, Billy Burke, Selma Blair, Alexa Davalos, Toby Hemingway, Stana Katic, Erika Marozsan, Jane Alexander, Fred Ward, Margo Martindale, Missi Pyle
Bradley Thomas (Greg Kinnear) owns a coffee bar in Oregon, but his wife Kathryn (Selma Blair) doesn't like their lifestyle and leaves him for another woman (Stana Katic). Meanwhile, college professor Harry Stevenson (Morgan Freeman) is grieving over the death of his heroin-addicted son and sits around the coffee bar observing events taking place and offering advice. He warns Bradley against having an affair with real-estate agent Diana (Radha Mitchell), but Bradley, unwisely, doesn't listen. Then, Harry and his wife, Esther (Jane Alexander), take an interest in two of Bradley's employees, Chloe (Alexa Davalos) and Oscar (Toby Hemingway), whose love for each other is threatened by Oscar's abusive father (Fred Ward). And the connections continue as Harry still imparts wisdom to those around him at the coffee bar.
|The Mist 2007 R, 127 min.|
Genre: Horror / Sci-Fi / Thriller
aka: Stephen King's The Mist
Director: Frank Darabont
Cast: Thomas Jane, Marcia Gay Harden, Laurie Holden, Andre Braugher, Toby Jones, William Sadler, Jeffrey DeMunn, Frances Sternhagen, Alexa Davalos, Nathan Gamble, Chris Owen, Sam Witwer, Robert C. Treveiler, David Jensen, Melissa Suzanne McBride
In a peaceful Maine town, following a powerful storm, townsfolk and out-of-towners gather at a local supermarket to get supplies and find themselves trapped inside when Dan Miller (Jeffrey DeMunn) arrives and warns, "Don't go out there, there's something in the mist." The power is out, and a thick mist has engulfed the town. Inhuman creatures lurk in the mist, and those who try to travel through the mist are disappearing. Among the shoppers inside the store is commercial artist David Draton (Thomas Jane) and his son Billy (Nathan Gamble). David represents the common-sense approach of dealing with the frightening situation, but religious fanatic Mrs. Carmody (Marcia Gay Harden) stirs up opposition and tells them that only a human sacrifice will end the terror they are experiencing. Now those creatures begin to appear, and some shoppers divide into forces behind David who supports cautious pro-action, others support Mrs. Carmody, and still others listen to New York lawyer Brent Norton (Andre Braugher) who insists there must be a simple explanation for what is going on. The creatures are one thing, but how the trapped shoppers behave toward each other is another step beyond frightening. Another Stephen King thriller.
|1. And Starring Pancho Villa as Himself (2003)|
2. The Chronicles of Riddick (2004)
3. Defiance (2008)
4. Feast of Love (2007)
5. The Mist (2007)
aka: Stephen King's The Mist
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