|All I Want for Christmas 1991 G, 92 min.|
Genre: Family / Comedy / Romance
Director: Robert Lieberman
Cast: Ethan Embry, Thora Birch, Harley Jane Kozak, Jamey Sheridan, Amy Oberer, Lauren Bacall, Leslie Nielsen, Michael Alaimo, Kevin Nealon, Andrea Martin, Renee Taylor, Felicity LaFortune, Camille Saviola, Joanne Baron, Alan Brooks
All that seven-year-old Hallie (Thora Birch) and her 13-year-old brother, Ethan (Ethan Embry), want for Christmas is to have their divorced parents Catherine and Michael (Harley Jane Kozak and Jamey Sheridan) reconcile. This is the story of how Hallie and Ethan set out to make that happen.
|All Over the Guy 2001 R, 92 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Romance
Director: Julie Davis
Cast: Dan Bucatinsky, Richard Ruccolo, Adam Goldberg, Sasha Alexander, Doris Roberts, Andrea Martin, Tony Abatemarco, Joanna Kerns, Lisa Kudrow, Christina Ricci, Michael Harris, Donnie Land, Bev Land, Blaise Garza, Nicole Tocantins
When their best friends Brett (Adam Goldberg) and Jackie (Sasha Alexander) set them up on a blind date, Eli (Dan Bucatinsky) and Tom (Richard Ruccolo) appear to be two guys with nothing in common. They do meet a few days later, spend a romantic night together, and then go their separate ways. Meanwhile, Brett and Jackie may have found their own true love with each other.
|Anastasia 1997 G, 94 min.|
Genre: Family / Animation / Musical / Drama
Director: Don Bluth
Cast: Meg Ryan, John Cusack, Kelsey Grammer, Christopher Lloyd, Hank Azaria, Bernadette Peters, Kirsten Dunst, Angela Lansbury, Rick Jones, Andrea Martin, Glenn Walker Harris Jr., Debra Mooney, Arthur Malet, Charity James, Liz Callaway
The Romanovs have been ruling Russia for 300 years, and Czar Nicholas (voice of Rick Jones) is throwing a party to celebrate. During the festivities, the evil Grigori Rasputin (voice of Christopher Lloyd) appears on the scene and places a curse on the Romanov family. Young Anastasia Romanov (voice of Kirsten Dunst) suffers amnesia after hitting her head and is separated from her grandmother, the Dowager Empress Maria (voice of Angela Lansbury). Years pass, and Anastasia (now the voice of Meg Ryan), who believes that her name is Anya, wants to learn who she really is. She travels to Paris with con men Dimitri (voice of John Cusack) and Vladimir (voice of Christopher Lloyd) who plan to pass Anya off as Anastasia and collect the reward money. They do not know that Anya is the real Anastasia, and a final showdown with Rasputin awaits.
|Bartok the Magnificent 1999 G, 71 min.|
Genre: Animation / Family / Musical / Fantasy
Director: Don Bluth, Gary Goldman
Cast: Hank Azaria, Kelsey Grammer, Andrea Martin, Catherine O'Hara, Tim Curry, Jennifer Tilly, Phillip Van Dyke, Diedrich Bader, Glenn Shadix, French Stewart, Danny Mann, Zachary Charles
This animated family film relates adventures of Bartok the Albino Bat (Hank Azaria) and Zozi the Bear (Kelsey Grammer) as they rescue the kidnapped Prince Ivan (Phillip Van Dyke).
|Black Christmas 1974 R, 93 min.|
Genre: Mystery / Horror / Thriller
aka: Silent Night, Evil Night
Stranger in the House
Director: Bob Clark
Cast: Olivia Hussey, Keir Dullea, Margot Kidder, John Saxon, Marian Waldman, Andrea Martin, James Edmond, Art Hindle, Lynne Griffin, Doug McGrath, Michael Rapport, Leslie Carlson, Martha Gibson, John Rutter, Robert Warner
It's the day before Christmas when the obscene phone calls start at the sorority house, and the killing of sorority sisters begins. It appears that the killer is in the attic. A pretty good slasher film that set a standard for those to follow. Margot Kidder is great as the foul-mouthed sorority sister, Barb.
|Black Christmas 2006 R, 84 min.|
Genre: Horror / Thriller
Director: Glen Morgan
Cast: Katie Cassidy, Michelle Trachtenberg, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Lacey Chabert, Kristen Cloke, Andrea Martin, Crystal Lowe, Oliver Hudson, Karin Konoval, Robert Mann, Jessica Harmon, Leela Savasta, Cainan Wiebe, Kathleen Kole, Dean Friss
In this remake of the 1974 film, psychotic Billy Lenz (Robert Mann) escapes from the insane asylum and returns to his family home where he murdered his mother and her lover years before. The house has been sold and now functions as a sorority house, but there is a killer in the attic. Is Billy home for Christmas and on a killing spree attacking one sorority sister after another?
|Bogus 1996 PG, 112 min.|
Genre: Family / Comedy / Fantasy
Director: Norman Jewison
Cast: Whoopi Goldberg, Gerard Depardieu, Haley Joel Osment, Denis Mercier, Nancy Travis, Andrea Martin, Al Waxman, Richard Portnow, Sheryl Lee Ralph, Ute Lemper, Barbara Hamilton, Elizabeth Harpur, Fiona Reid, Kevin Jackson, Mo Gaffney
Bogus is a family movie about a little boy, Albert Franklin (Haley Joel Osment), who is orphaned when he loses his Las Vegas showgirl mother. Sent to live in Newark, N.J., with his mother's friend, Harriet Franklin (Whoopi Goldberg), Albert feels resentful and alone. To solve his dilemma, he invents a friend (Bogus is a happy face cartoon Albert draws); however, his invention comes to life in the form of Gerard Depardieu.
|Club Paradise 1986 PG-13, 96 min.|
Director: Harold Ramis
Cast: Robin Williams, Peter O'Toole, Rick Moranis, Jimmy Cliff, Twiggy, Adolph Caesar, Eugene Levy, Joanna Cassidy, Andrea Martin, Mary Gross
The dream of turning a beachfront in the West Indies into a thriving "Club Med" type business features an ex-fireman (Robin Williams) from the windy city forming a partnership with a local (Jimmy Cliff). Highlight: Jimmy Cliff's music is great.
|Gypsy 1993 TV, 142 min.|
Genre: Musical / Drama / Comedy
Director: Emile Ardolino
Cast: Bette Midler, Cynthia Gibb, Peter Riegert, Edward Asner, Christine Ebersole, Michael Jeter, Andrea Martin, Linda Hart, Anna McNeely, Jennifer Rae Beck, Tony Shalhoub, Sean Sullivan, Jeffrey Broadhurst, Rachel Sweet, Lacey Chabert
This TV remake of the Jules Styne/Stephen Sondheim Broadway musical is based on famous striptease artist Gypsy Rose Lee (Cynthia Gibb) and involves her relationship with her domineering stage mother, Mama Rose (Bette Midler). Mama Rose has dreamed of stardom but having failed now concentrates on her daughters June (Jennifer Rae Beck) and Louise (Gibb) in her effort to turn them into vaudeville stars. Louise does succeed, but, instead of becoming a vaudeville star, she gains fame as burlesque stripper "Gypsy Rose Lee."
|Hedwig and the Angry Inch 2000 R, 95 min.|
Director: John Cameron Mitchell
Cast: John Cameron Mitchell, Miriam Shor, Michael Pitt, Andrea Martin, Alberta Watson, Stephen Trask, Theodore Liscinski, Ben Mayer-Goodman, Rob Campbell, Michael Aranov
Based on his off-Broadway play, this is writer/star John Cameron Mitchell's story about a transsexual, Hedwig Schmidt (John Cameron Mitchell), who is touring America with her rock band playing the Bilgewater Inns' family restaurants. During the performances, Hedwig wittily muses about the circumstances behind a life choice for surgery to change him from a boy into a girl. Great music, great humor, great film.
|Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius 2001 G, 90 min.|
Genre: Animation / Family / Adventure / Comedy / Sci-Fi
Director: John A. Davis
Cast: Debi Derryberry, Martin Short, Patrick Stewart, Rob Paulsen, Andrea Martin, Megan Cavanagh, Carolyn Lawrence, Candi Milo, Mark DeCarlo, Crystal Scales, Bob Goen, Jim Cummings, David L. Lander
Boy genius Jimmy Neutron (voice of Debi Derryberry) leads the town's children into space in a rescue attempt to save their kidnapped parents–with much help from Jimmy's robot dog, Goddard (named after space pioneer Robert Goddard). The film received an Oscar nomination for Best Animated Feature, a new category.
|My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2002 PG, 95 min.|
Director: Joel Zwick
Cast: Nia Vardalos, John Corbett, Lainie Kazan, Michael Constantine, Gia Carides, Andrea Martin, Louis Mandylor, Joey Fatone, Bruce Gray, Frank Falcone
Thirty-year-old Toula (Nia Vardalos) is a Greek-Canadian, single woman whose father, Gus (Michael Constantine), wants her to marry. Even more important, he wants her to marry a Greek. But when Toula falls in love with non-Greek Ian (John Corbett), wedding plans are made, and the fun begins.
|New York Minute 2004 PG, 91 min.|
Director: Dennie Gordon
Cast: Ashley Olsen, Mary-Kate Olsen, Eugene Levy, Andy Richter, Riley Smith, Jared Padalecki, Drew Pinsky, Andrea Martin, Darrell Hammond, Alannah Ong, Mary Bond Davis, Bob Saget
Overachiever, 17-year-old Jane (Ashley Olsen) is trying to win the Callahan Fellowship at Oxford. Meanwhile, her twin, Roxy (Mary-Kate Olsen), has taken a different road: she skips school regularly and dreams of making it big singing with her band. All plans appear to be in jeopardy when, in the course of one day, the sisters find themselves in the middle of a black market deal, chased by a truant officer (Eugene Levy), accused of stealing a senator's (Andrea Martin) dog, and pursued by music pirates. A good movie for the 12-year-old set.
|Prince Charming 2001 TV, 91 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Fantasy
Director: Allan Arkush
Cast: Martin Short, Sean Maguire, Christina Applegate, Andrea Martin, Billy Connolly, Bernadette Peters, Colin Fox, Carly Street, Marcia Bennett, Colm Magner, David Fox
When Prince John (Sean Maguire) was caught kissing another on his wedding day, he and his squire, Rodney (Martin Short), were turned into frogs. Now, 500 years later, the Broadway diva Margo (Bernadette Peters) kissed frog John, and John and Rodney are once again human in form. But, in order to remain humans, John must marry Margo–an act neither wants. Will John be able to conjure up one last bit of magic to save the situation?
|The Producers 2005 PG-13, 134 min.|
Genre: Musical / Comedy
Director: Susan Stroman
Cast: Nathan Lane, Matthew Broderick, Uma Thurman, Will Ferrell, Roger Bart, Gary Beach, Eileen Essell, Michael McKean, David Huddleston, Andrea Martin, Debra Monk, Jon Lovitz, Richard Kind, Meg Gillentine, Kevin Ligon
Broadway producer Max Bialystock (Nathan Lane) and his neurotic accountant, Leo Bloom (Matthew Broderick), hatch a scheme to raise more money than is necessary to produce a musical that they know will flop, and then they can keep the surplus money for themselves.
|Rude Awakening 1989 R, 101 min.|
Director: David Greenwalt, Aaron Russo
Cast: Eric Roberts, Cheech Marin, Julie Hagerty, Robert Carradine, Louise Lasser, Cliff De Young, Dion Anderson, Peter Boyden, Michael Luciano, Ed Fry, Cindy Williams, Buck Henry, Tom Sizemore, Andrea Martin, Rae Dawn Chong
In the 1960s, draft-dodging hippies Jesus Monteya (Cheech Marin) and Fred (Eric Roberts) flee the country and hide out in the Central American jungles. They return to New York City in the late 1990s and find their old friends Sammy (Robert Carradine) and Petra (Julie Hagerty). But, Sammy and Petra have now become rich yuppies, and life in America is not what Jesus and Fred expected after their idealistic youthful years.
|Soup for One 1982 R, 87 min.|
Director: Jonathan Kaufer
Cast: Saul Rubinek, Marcia Strassman, Gerrit Graham, Teddy Pendergrass, Richard Libertini, Andrea Martin, Joanna Merlin, Christine Baranski, Maury Chaykin, Michael Jeter, Mordecai Lawner, Lewis J. Stadlen, Ellen March, Deborah Offner, Anna Deavere Smith
Some clever scenes highlight this comedy about a young man pursuing the woman of his dreams.
|Stepping Out 1991 PG, 113 min.|
Director: Lewis Gilbert
Cast: Liza Minnelli, Shelley Winters, Bill Irwin, Ellen Greene, Julie Walters, Robyn Stevan, Jane Krakowski, Andrea Martin, Sheila McCarthy, Nora Dunn, Carol Woods, Luke Reilly, Eugene Robert Glazer, Geza Kovacs, Raymond Rickman
Mavis Turner (Liza Minnelli) is a former dancer who agrees to teach a class of clumsy students to tap dance for a performance in a charity show.
|Ted & Venus 1991 R, 100 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Drama / Romance
aka: Ted and Venus
Director: Bud Cort
Cast: Bud Cort, James Brolin, Kim Adams, Carol Kane, Pamella D'Pella, Brian Thompson, Rhea Perlman, Woody Harrelson, Martin Mull, Roberta Wallach, Timothy Leary, Tricia O'Neil, Tony Genaro, Vincent Schiavelli, Andrea Martin
Hippie poet Ted Whitley (Bud Cort) spends his time in 1974 on the boardwalk at Venice Beach, California, where he delivers his poetry inspirations. One day, Ted sees a vision: beautiful, bikini clad Linda (Kim Adams) emerging from the sea. Ted entertains Linda with his poetry and decides to pursue her. Linda does not share Ted's interest, and soon Ted resorts to using obscene phone calls and stalking–all of which terrorize Linda–to make Linda forever his.
|Wag the Dog 1997 R, 105 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Drama
Director: Barry Levinson
Cast: Dustin Hoffman, Robert De Niro, Anne Heche, Woody Harrelson, Denis Leary, Willie Nelson, William H. Macy, James Belushi, Craig T. Nelson, Kirsten Dunst, Michael Belson, Andrea Martin, John Michael Higgins, Suzie Plakson, David Koechner
The American public's gullibility is exploited when the President's (Michael Belson) spin-doctors (Dustin Hoffman and Robert De Niro) prescribe a make-believe war with Albania as a ruse to divert attention from the President's sexual exploits. Hoffman received an Oscar nomination for Best Actor.
|Worth Winning 1989 PG-13, 102 min.|
Director: Will Mackenzie
Cast: Mark Harmon, Madeleine Stowe, Lesley Ann Warren, Maria Holvoe, Mark Blum, Andrea Martin, Tony Longo, Alan Blumenfeld, Devin Ratray, Jon Korkes, Brad Hall, David Brenner
Local TV weatherman Taylor Worth (Mark Harmon) bets his friends that, within three months, he can get three women to accept his proposals of marriage. All goes well for Taylor–until the ladies find out what is happening and seek revenge.
|1. All I Want for Christmas (1991)|
2. All Over the Guy (2001)
3. Anastasia (1997)
4. Bartok the Magnificent (1999)
5. Black Christmas (1974)
aka: Silent Night, Evil Night
aka: Stranger in the House
6. Black Christmas (2006)
7. Bogus (1996)
8. Club Paradise (1986)
9. Gypsy (1993)
10. Hedwig and the Angry Inch (2000)
11. Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius (2001)
12. My Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002)
13. New York Minute (2004)
14. Prince Charming (2001)
15. The Producers (2005)
16. Rude Awakening (1989)
17. Soup for One (1982)
18. Stepping Out (1991)
19. Ted & Venus (1991)
aka: Ted and Venus
20. Wag the Dog (1997)
21. Worth Winning (1989)
In The News