|Drillbit Taylor 2008 PG-13, 102 min.|
Director: Steven Brill
Cast: Owen Wilson, Leslie Mann, Troy Gentile, Nate Hartley, David Dorfman, Danny McBride, Josh Peck, Alex Frost, Stephen Root, Rance Howard, Casey Boersma, Dylan Boersma, Jareb Dauplaise, Ian Roberts, Lisa Ann Walter
High-school freshmen Emmit (David Dorfman), Ryan (Troy Gentile), and Wade (Nate Hartley) are picked on by a bully, Filkins (Alex Frost). To solve their problem, they hire a bodyguard, AWOL homeless soldier Drillbit Taylor (Owen Wilson), who–unknown to Emmit, Ryan, and Wade–is a scam artist planning to steal from the kids' parents. But, as Drillbit gets to know them, he begins to like the boys. He also meets English teacher Lisa (Leslie Mann) who he really likes. Now, Drillbit is learning that it isn't the money; instead, it is friendships that really matter in life.
|Elephant 2003 R, 81 min.|
Director: Gus Van Sant
Cast: Alex Frost, Eric Duelen, John Robinson, Elias McConnell, Jordan Taylor, Carrie Finklea, Nicole George, Brittany Mountain, Alicia Miles, Kristen Hicks, Bennie Dixon, Nathan Tyson
The lives of high-school students in Portland, Oregon, are changed forever after two students go on a shooting spree. Capturing the lives and cliques of students before, during, and after the violence is the aim of this film, which won the top prize at the 2003 Cannes Film Festival.
|Stop-Loss 2008 R, 113 min.|
Director: Kimberly Peirce
Cast: Ryan Phillippe, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Rob Brown, Channing Tatum, Victor Rasuk, Terry Quay, Matthew Scott Wilcox, Connett Brewer, Timothy Olyphant, Josef Sommer, Linda Emond, Ciaran Hinds, Mamie Gummer, Alex Frost, Abbie Cornish
Sgt. Brandon King (Ryan Phillippe) and his squad fight the war in Iraq, and now Brandon and his hometown group–Sgt. Steve Shriver (Channing Tatum), PFC Tommy Burgess (Joseph Gordon-Levitt), and Isaac "Eyeball" Butler (Rob Brown)–are returning to Brazos, Texas. But, they do not leave the war behind and have problems settling back into the civilian world. It is time for Brandon to be discharged when he learns that he has been reenlisted as part of the "stop-loss" program to protect national security. Brandon does not want to return to war and, instead, goes AWOL. With Steve's girlfriend Michelle (Abbie Cornish) at the wheel, Brandon and Michelle set out for Washington, D.C., so that Brandon can make a plea to Senator Orton Worrell (Josef Sommer). Along the way, Brandon makes his choice between duty to country and his own sanity.
|1. Drillbit Taylor (2008)|
2. Elephant (2003)
3. Stop-Loss (2008)
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