|Dead Husbands 1998 PG-13, 120 min.|
Director: Paul Shapiro
Cast: John Ritter, Nicollette Sheridan, Sonja Smits, Amy Yasbeck, Sherry Miller, Bill MacDonald, Kenneth Welsh, Michelle Duquet, Huey Lewis, Sheila McCarthy
A chain letter circulated by dissatisfied wives gets the attention of one recipient (Nicolette Sheridan). Her husband is a best-selling, advice-to-reignite-your-marriage author who has no clue that he is now on the hit list recommended by the chain letter.
|Denial 1998 R, 93 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Drama
aka: Something About Sex
Director: Adam Rifkin
Cast: Jonathan Silverman, Leah Lail, Patrick Dempsey, Christine Taylor, Ryan Alosio, Amy Yasbeck, Jason Alexander, Charles Shaughnessy, Jessica Lundy, Angie Everhart, Adam Rifkin, Doran Clark, Hudson Leick, Richard Hillman, Shawnee Free Jones
This ensemble comedy begins at a dinner party when Art Witz (Jason Alexander) brings up the subject of infidelity. Among the guests are Isaac (Ryan Alosio) and Claudia (Amy Yasbeck) who have kept their affairs secret. Sophie (Leah Lail) is a medical student married to Joel (Jonathan Silverman), and she is having an affair. Meanwhile, Sammie (Christine Taylor) is pregnant and engaged to Sam (Patrick Dempsey), but he spends his free time enjoying pornography. The ensuing discussions/arguments on the subject lead to a shake-up in relationships of those at the party.
|Dillinger 1991 TV, 95 min.|
Genre: Drama / Action
Director: Rupert Wainwright
Cast: Mark Harmon, Sherilyn Fenn, Will Patton, Bruce Abbott, Tom Bower, Patricia Arquette, Xander Berkeley, Vince Edwards, Amy Yasbeck, John Philbin, Yvonne Suhor, Lawrence Tierney, David Neidorf, Joe Guzaldo, Michael Krawic
Mark Harmon takes on the role of bank robber John Dillinger in this version that takes liberties with the story while looking at Dillinger's personal relationships as he lives life on the edge. After his prison sentence is completed, Dillinger is determined to never again serve time while he continues his illegal activities. He does get arrested again but escapes and has plastic surgery to disguise himself. J. Edgar Hoover (Vince Edwards) is determined to capture him, and Dillinger is betrayed by his girlfriend Billie's (Sherilyn Fenn) landlady, which leads to the Feds ending his life outside Chicago's Biograph Theater. Look quickly for Lawrence Tierney–who played Dillinger 1945 film–as a sheriff gunned down by Dillinger's gang.
|Dracula: Dead and Loving It 1995 PG-13, 90 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Horror
Director: Mel Brooks
Cast: Leslie Nielsen, Mel Brooks, Harvey Korman, Peter MacNicol, Steven Weber, Amy Yasbeck, Lysette Anthony, Anne Bancroft, Clive Revill, Mark Blankfield, Megan Cavanagh, Chuck McCann, Avery Schreiber, Ezio Greggio, Cherie Franklin
The Prince of Darkness (Leslie Nielsen) is happy as a Transylvania vampire–even though he keeps tripping over his cape. However, he still has a huge ego to overcome as he tries to keep his dignity in impossible situations throughout this very funny Mel Brooks film.
|Home for the Holidays 1995 PG-13, 104 min.|
Director: Jodie Foster
Cast: Holly Hunter, Robert Downey Jr., Anne Bancroft, Dylan McDermott, Charles Durning, Geraldine Chaplin, Steve Guttenberg, Cynthia Stevenson, Claire Danes, Austin Pendleton, Emily Ann Lloyd, Amy Yasbeck, Zack Duhame, David Strathairn, James Lecesne
Single-mom Claudia Larson (Holly Hunter) comes home to Baltimore for the Thanksgiving weekend at her parents' (Charles Durning and Anne Bancroft) home. Her dysfunctional family banters their way through a neurotic nightmare of a family reunion that is not to be believed. Nevertheless, it is an enjoyable film about a larger-than-life family who survives the holiday in its own unique manner.
|House II: The Second Story 1987 PG-13, 85 min.|
Genre: Horror / Thriller
Director: Ethan Wiley
Cast: Arye Gross, Jonathan Stark, Royal Dano, Bill Maher, Lar Park-Lincoln, John Ratzenberger, Amy Yasbeck, Gregory Walcott, Dwier Brown, Lenora May
The body of the great-great-grandfather of the man who inherited a mansion is exhumed; surprise, surprise, the man is alive! This sequel does not continue the story of "House," but has a new story, as bad as it is. There are other living dead that add to the "fun."
|The Mask 1994 PG-13, 101 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Action / Drama / Fantasy
Director: Chuck Russell
Cast: Jim Carrey, Cameron Diaz, Richard Jeni, Peter Riegert, Amy Yasbeck, Peter Greene, Nancy Fish, Ben Stein, Orestes Matacena, Tim Bagley, Johnny Williams, Reg E. Cathey, Jim Doughan, Denis Forest, Joseph Alfieri
Jim Carrey plays mild-mannered bank clerk Stanley Ipkiss who discovers an ancient mask floating in the river that, when worn, turns him into a cartoon character with super-human abilities. The mask is just what Stanley needs to give him the courage to step out of his shell and do anything he wants. He sets out to woo beautiful Tina (Cameron Diaz) who happens to be the girlfriend of gangster Dorian Tyrel (Peter Greene). Tyrel is plotting to rob Stanley's bank and take over the city; however, with his new mask, Stanley now has the power needed to stop Tyrel in his tracks.
|Pretty Woman 1990 R, 119 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Drama / Romance
Director: Garry Marshall
Cast: Richard Gere, Julia Roberts, Ralph Bellamy, Laura San Giacomo, Jason Alexander, Alex Hyde-White, Amy Yasbeck, Elinor Donahue, Hector Elizondo, Hank Azaria, Nancy Locke, Judith Baldwin, Jason Randal, Bill Applebaum, Tracy Bjork
Ruthless businessman Edward Lewis (Richard Gere) picks up streetwalker Vivian Ward (Julia Roberts) for a one-night stand, which turns out to be an entire week when he decides to use her as his partner for a number of business dinners. Like Cinderella, her transformation is a combination of new clothes–from Rodeo Drive shops–and her own natural appealing personality. Roberts received an Oscar nomination.
|Problem Child 1990 PG, 81 min.|
Genre: Family / Comedy / Action / Fantasy
Director: Dennis Dugan
Cast: John Ritter, Jack Warden, Michael Oliver, Gilbert Gottfried, Amy Yasbeck, Michael Richards, Peter Jurasik, Charlotte Akin, Anna Marie Allred, Adam Anderly, Robert A. Anderson, Cody Beard
This movie is AWFUL–so terrible that it spawned a sequel, an animated TV series, and a TV movie. Ben (John Ritter) works for his father, Big Ben (Jack Warden), a tough–and crooked–sporting goods dealer. Ben and his wife (Amy Yasbeck) decide to adopt a son and are conned into taking Junior (Michael Oliver) from the orphanage. They have more than they can handle with the mean, destructive demon. And then there's the bow-tie killer. Low-class humor.
|Problem Child 2 1991 PG-13, 91 min.|
Genre: Family / Comedy / Fantasy
Director: Brian Levant
Cast: John Ritter, Michael Oliver, Jack Warden, Laraine Newman, Amy Yasbeck, Ivyann Schwan, Gilbert Gottfried, Paul Willson, Alan Blumenfeld, Charlene Tilton, James Tolkan, Martha Quinn, Zach Grenier
Why would you use a bomb of a movie to make another? Someone must have spent money on the first one! Anyway, Junior (Michael Oliver) and the family are back and move to a new town. Dad (John Ritter) is looking for a new wife–and having fun at it–while Junior meets a girl just as bad as he is. Junior's mean tricks continue.
|Robin Hood: Men in Tights 1993 PG-13, 102 min.|
Director: Mel Brooks
Cast: Cary Elwes, Richard Lewis, Roger Rees, Amy Yasbeck, Dave Chappelle, Mark Blankfield, Tracey Ullman, Mel Brooks, Dom DeLuise, Dick Van Patten, Isaac Hayes, Megan Cavanagh, Eric Allan Kramer, Matthew Porretta, Patrick Stewart
The evil Prince John (Richard Lewis) and his henchman, the Sheriff of Rottingham (Roger Rees), are oppressing the people while King Richard (Patrick Stewart) is in exile. Robin Hood (Cary Elwes) gathers together a band of men to protect the people, and, in his spare time, Robin Hood falls in love with Maid Marian (Amy Yasbeck). The humor is delightful, and, while a satire, this film somehow brings to life all that Robin Hood represents in the genre of swashbuckling heroes.
|1. Dead Husbands (1998)|
2. Denial (1998)
aka: Something About Sex
3. Dillinger (1991)
4. Dracula: Dead and Loving It (1995)
5. Home for the Holidays (1995)
6. House II: The Second Story (1987)
7. The Mask (1994)
8. Pretty Woman (1990)
9. Problem Child (1990)
10. Problem Child 2 (1991)
11. Robin Hood: Men in Tights (1993)
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