|Million Dollar Baby 2004 PG-13, 132 min.|
Director: Clint Eastwood
Cast: Clint Eastwood, Hilary Swank, Morgan Freeman, Jay Baruchel, Mike Colter, Lucia Rijker, Brian F. O'Byrne, Anthony Mackie, Margo Martindale, Riki Lindhome, Michael Pena, Benito Martinez, Bruce Macvittie, Joe D'Angerio, David Powledge
Searching for a way to improve her lot in life, wannabe boxer, 31-year-old single-mom/waitress Maggie Fitzgerald (Hilary Swank) walks into the gym and asks trainer Frankie Dunn (Clint Eastwood) to teach her how to be a viable boxer. Frankie agrees, Maggie makes great strides, the two bond, and, in the process, overcome hurdles of the past. The film received Academy Awards for Best Picture, Director (Eastwood), Actress (Swank), and Supporting Actor (Morgan Freeman) for his role as ex-boxer Eddie Scrap-Iron Dupris who is the caretaker of Frankie's gym. Three other nominations were received, including Best Actor (Eastwood).
|Outbreak 1995 R, 127 min.|
Genre: Drama / Sci-Fi / Thriller
Director: Wolfgang Petersen
Cast: Dustin Hoffman, Rene Russo, Morgan Freeman, Cuba Gooding Jr., Donald Sutherland, Kevin Spacey, Patrick Dempsey, J.T. Walsh, Zakes Mokae, Dale Dye, Malick Bowens, Susan Lee Hoffman, Benito Martinez, Bruce Jarchow, Kara Keough
When an African monkey carries a lethal bug, Motaba, into the United States, Cedar Creek, California, residents are infected by the virus. Gen. McClintock (Donald Sutherland) wants to drop a bomb on Cedar Creek to contain the epidemic, while researchers Col. Sam Daniels and Robby Keough (Dustin Hoffman and Rene Russo) race to find a cure for the deadly disease before the world is annihilated. Meanwhile, Army Surgeon Gen. Ford (Morgan Freeman) is in possession of a serum that might stop the virus, but he is not sure of what is the right decision.
|Saw 2004 R, 100 min.|
Genre: Horror / Thriller / Mystery
Director: James Wan
Cast: Leigh Whannell, Cary Elwes, Danny Glover, Ken Leung, Dina Meyer, Mike Butters, Paul Gutrecht, Michael Emerson, Benito Martinez, Shawnee Smith, Monica Potter, Makenzie Vega, Ned Bellamy, Avner Garbi, Alexandra Bokyun Chun
A serial killer named "Jigsaw Killer" by the police is on the loose, and his latest victims–Adam (Leigh Whannell) and Dr. Lawrence Gordon (Cary Elwes)–awaken to find themselves chained to pipes in a warehouse bathroom with a dead body between them. They are told through an electronically produced voice that the only escape route is for one of them to kill the other within the next eight hours.
|Sunset Grill 1993 R, 103 min.|
Genre: Mystery / Thriller
Director: Kevin Connor
Cast: Peter Weller, Lori Singer, Stacy Keach, Alexandra Paul, John Rhys-Davies, Michael Anderson Jr., Randy Pelish, Peter Koch, Michael Medeiros, Benito Martinez, Richard Coca, Miguel Fernandes, Kelly Jo Minter, Daniel Addes, Woodford Croft
Burned-out ex-cop and now a private investigator, Ryder Hart (Pete Weller) is on the hunt for a killer after his estranged wife is brutally murdered. The trail leads to illegal immigrants and more–including a wealthy businessman and a crooked agent. Plenty of plot twists.
|1. Million Dollar Baby (2004)|
2. Outbreak (1995)
3. Saw (2004)
4. Sunset Grill (1993)
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