|88 Minutes 2007 R, 108 min.|
Genre: Drama / Thriller / Mystery
Director: Jon Avnet
Cast: Al Pacino, Alicia Witt, Leelee Sobieski, Amy Brenneman, William Forsythe, Deborah Kara Unger, Ben McKenzie, Neal McDonough, Leah Cairns, Stephen Moyer, Christopher Redman, Brendan Fletcher, Michael Eklund, Tammy Hui, Kristina Copeland
Professor of Forensic Psychology Jack Gramm (Al Pacino) testified against Jon Forster (Neal McDonough) at his murder trial nine years ago. Forster has claimed ever since that he is innocent. On the eve of Forster's execution, the Seattle police find an identical crime to the one Forster has been found guilty of, and the F.B.I. has information that the victim was one of Gramm's students. Now, Gramm receives a threat that he has only 88 minutes left to live, and he must use his own forensic skills and those of his cohorts in order to save his own life.
|Bye Bye, Love 1995 PG-13, 106 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Drama
Director: Sam Weisman
Cast: Matthew Modine, Randy Quaid, Paul Reiser, Jayne Brook, Janeane Garofalo, Ed Flanders, Lindsay Crouse, Amy Brenneman, Maria Pitillo, Eliza Dushku, Mae Whitman, Ross Malinger, Johnny Whitworth, Wendell Pierce, Cameron Boyd
This story follows the trials of three dads who are trying to learn the rules for being absentee dads and breaking into the dating game.
|Daylight 1996 PG-13, 109 min.|
Genre: Action / Adventure / Thriller
Director: Rob Cohen
Cast: Sylvester Stallone, Amy Brenneman, Viggo Mortensen, Dan Hedaya, Jay O. Sanders, Karen Young, Claire Bloom, Vanessa Bell Calloway, Renoly Santiago, Colin Fox, Danielle Harris, Trina McGee, Marcello Thedford, Sage Stallone, Jo Anderson
A Sly Stallone flick with no terrorists–how can this be? There is plenty of excitement, however, as Stallone plays former rescue service chief Kit Latura who is on the scene when an explosion rips through a New Jersey-to-Manhattan artery, the Holland Tunnel. Kit goes into the tunnel to rescue survivors. Special effects, of course, are great.
|Fear 1996 R, 97 min.|
Genre: Drama / Thriller
Director: James Foley
Cast: Reese Witherspoon, Mark Wahlberg, William Petersen, Amy Brenneman, Alyssa Milano, Christopher Gray, Tracy Fraim, Gary Riley, Jason Kristofer, Jed Rees, Todd Caldecott, John Oliver, Andrew Airlie, David Fredericks, Ravinder Toor
Sixteen-year-old Nicole (Reese Witherspoon) becomes enamored with drifter David (Mark Wahlberg), and the more her father (William Petersen) insists that she leave her new boyfriend, the more determined Nicole is to flee to his arms. When Nicole finally breaks up with David, he and his friends break into Nicole's home, and the terror begins.
|Heat 1995 R, 165 min.|
Genre: Drama / Thriller
Director: Michael Mann
Cast: Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, Val Kilmer, Jon Voight, Diane Venora, Ashley Judd, Amy Brenneman, Tom Sizemore, Jeremy Piven, Hank Azaria, Mykelti Williamson, Wes Studi, Dennis Haysbert, Natalie Portman, William Fichtner
Any film that Al Pacino and Robert De Niro both agree to perform in is guaranteed good movie fare. In this story, L.A. Police Detective Vincent Hanna (Pacino) becomes obsessed with the criminal activities of Neil McCauley (De Niro) and his gang of thieves. The climax is a riveting gunfight between cops and robbers across city streets in L.A.–do NOT miss this one.
|The Jane Austen Book Club 2007 PG-13, 106 min.|
Genre: Drama / Romance
Director: Robin Swicord
Cast: Kathy Baker, Maria Bello, Emily Blunt, Amy Brenneman, Maggie Grace, Jimmy Smits, Hugh Dancy, Lynn Redgrave, Marc Blucas, Kevin Zegers, Parisa Fitz-Henley, Ed Brigadier, Nancy Travis
Best friends–dog-lover Jocelyn (Maria Bello) and newly widowed Sylvia (Amy Brenneman) have just suffered losses in their lives. They form a book club with six-times-married Bernadette (Kathy Baker), high-school teacher Prudie (Emily Blunt), Sylvia's headstrong daughter Allegra (Maggie Grace), and one guy, Grigg (Hugh Dancy), who happens to be a sci-fi fan. The group meets regularly to discuss the works of Jane Austen and, in the process, finds that their own lives parallel those of the characters in the novels.
|Nine Lives 2005 R, 115 min.|
Director: Rodrigo Garcia
Cast: Glenn Close, Dakota Fanning, Amy Brenneman, Holly Hunter, Joe Mantegna, Ian McShane, Aidan Quinn, Sissy Spacek, Robin Wright Penn, Kathy Baker, Elpidia Carrillo, Stephen Dillane, Miguel Sandoval, Amanda Seyfried, Lisa Gay Hamilton
Key moments in the lives of nine women are told in a series of 10-minute vignettes. The women include prisoner Sandra (Elpidia Carrillo) waiting for her children to visit, ex-wife Lorna (Amy Brenneman) attending her ex-husband's wife's funeral, mother and daughter Maggie and Maria (Glenn Close and Dakota Fanning) having a picnic at a graveside, and Ruth who is thinking about having an affair. Other stories involve Diana (Robin Wright Penn) running into an old boyfriend, cancer patient Camilla (Kathy Baker) preparing for surgery, teenage Samantha (Amanda Seyfried) caring for her invalid father, and Sonia (Holly Hunter) who is upset with her cheating boyfriend. Good acting.
|Off the Map 2005 PG-13, 111 min.|
Director: Campbell Scott
Cast: Amy Brenneman, Valentina de Angelis, Joan Allen, Sam Elliott, J.K. Simmons, Boots Southern, J.D. Garfield, Jim True-Frost, Matthew E. Montoya, Kevin Skousen
Bo (Valentina de Angelis) is a bright young girl who dreams of a new life as her family ekes out an existence in a desert town near Taos, New Mexico. When I.R.S. agent William Gibbs (Jim True-Frost) comes to audit them, he is stung by a bee and collapses. When he recovers, he moves into an abandoned bus, really gets to know Bo's family, and their lives and his are forever changed. While this story is told by the adult Bo (Amy Brenneman), her memories retain the fresh, innocence of 12-year-old Bo.
|The Suburbans 1999 R, 81 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Drama
Director: Donal Lardner Ward
Cast: Jennifer Love Hewitt, Ben Stiller, Craig Bierko, Tony Guma, Donal Lardner Ward, Amy Brenneman, Will Ferrell, Bridgette Wilson, Jerry Stiller, Robert Loggia, Dick Clark, Amy Brenneman, Brian Chlebowski, Perrey Reeves, Antonio Fargas
Members of a 1980s' band, The Suburbans (Donal Lardner Ward, Tony Guma, Craig Bierko, and Will Ferrell), reunite at a wedding. They are spotted by talent scout Cate (Jennifer Love Hewitt) who was a fan of theirs as a kid. Cate wants the members to make a comeback and tries to convince them to sign a contract with her record producing bosses Jay (Ben Stiller) and Speedo (Jerry Stiller).
|Things You Can Tell Just by Looking at Her 2000 PG-13, 110 min.|
Director: Rodrigo Garcia
Cast: Glenn Close, Cameron Diaz, Holly Hunter, Calista Flockhart, Kathy Baker, Amy Brenneman, Valeria Golino, Miguel Sandoval, Matt Craven, Gregory Hines
Five interweaving stories are told of women whose lives intersect with the others. Great cast and interesting, but it drags at times.
|Your Friends & Neighbors 1998 R, 100 min.|
Genre: Drama / Comedy
Director: Neil LaBute
Cast: Amy Brenneman, Aaron Eckhart, Catherine Keener, Nastassja Kinski, Jason Patric, Ben Stiller, Josh Dotson, Lola Glaudini
When Mary (Amy Brenneman) and Jerry (Ben Stiller) begin a love affair, it sets off a series of other illicit affairs among their friends and neighbors. Mary is married to Barry (Aaron Eckhart), while Jerry has been lliving with his girlfriend Terri (Catherine Keener). Now, their new sexual relationship reveals their selfishness, and many problems ensue as they discuss their private thoughts with each other.
|1. 88 Minutes (2007)|
2. Bye Bye, Love (1995)
3. Daylight (1996)
4. Fear (1996)
5. Heat (1995)
6. The Jane Austen Book Club (2007)
7. Nine Lives (2005)
8. Off the Map (2005)
9. The Suburbans (1999)
10. Things You Can Tell Just by Looking at Her (2000)
11. Your Friends & Neighbors (1998)
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