|The Confession 1999 R, 114 min.|
Director: David Hugh Jones
Cast: Alec Baldwin, Ben Kingsley, Amy Irving, Jay O. Sanders, Kevin Conway, Anne Twomey, Richard Jenkins, Boyd Gaines, Chris Noth, Gerry Bamman
Following his son's death, Harry Fertig (Ben Kingsley) kills the three people he believes are responsible. Now, he hires the high-powered lawyer, Roy Bleakie (Alec Baldwin), to defend him when he is indicted for murder. 3 User Reviews
|intelligent script superbly acted||Anonymous 01/06/2008 |
| I was riveted by Alec Baldwin's performance, even though I saw it on the small screen. He easily held his own with Ben Kingsley (Oscar for Gandhi); he gave a very powerful, sensitive dramatic performance that was as natural as breathing. The previous reviewer is right, it is a thinking person's movie. But it's not simply high-minded--there are unexpected twists and turns that paint a moral palette with many shades of grey, involving the two men and also Amy Irving's character. (Amy Irving is an 'ace' too.) That medical malpractice is at the heart of the matter made it all the more fascinating, considering the relevance.****|
|A poignant commentary on the world we live in.||gjbsport 12/05/2007 |
| This is movie goes to the heart of our society. A man is considered insane because he confesses to his crime and expects, even demands, to be punished for that crime. It reveals the character of people. The power of one man to do the right thing regardless of the consequences. Considering the consequences ahead of time, the accepting them and then even demanding that they be enforced. Man's laws are arbitrary and can be subverted by clever, sleazy lawyers but God's law is immutable, it changes not and cannot be avoided through the slight of hand of men. It seemed that every person who had any dealing with Ben Kingsley's character was changed in some way. They seemed compelled to do the right thing just as he was doing by accepting responsibility for his actions. This movie didn't do well because it mentioned God, it moves along much like a book might, and it was too revealing of people's heart. It forced me to look at my life and reevaluate it. A thinking person's movie, it is not mindless entertainment.|
|thought provoking||Anonymous 01/25/2007 |
| The pivot of the movie is this line by Ben Kingsley were he tells Alec Baldwin " In life it is very difficult to know what the right thing is, but once you know what the right thing is, it is very hard to do any thing else".|
|Fame 1980 R, 134 min.|
Genre: Musical / Comedy / Drama / Romance
Director: Alan Parker
Cast: Irene Cara, Lee Curreri, Laura Dean, Antonia Franceschi, Boyd Gaines, Anne Meara, Barry Miller, Debbie Allen, Joanna Merlin, Eddie Barth, Albert Hague, Tresa Hughes, Paul McCrane, Maureen Teefy, Jim Moody
This story focuses on students–Coco (Irene Cara), Doris (Maureen Teefy), Montgomery (Paul McCrane), Raul (Barry Miller), and Bruno (Lee Curreri)–at New York High School for the Performing Arts. From auditions through ensuing years at school, they cope with their teenage problems and keep up with academics in their own unique ways as they work through training that may lead to stardom. The film won Academy Awards for Best Musical Score and Song ("Fame").
|Funny Games 2008 R, 110 min.|
Genre: Drama / Thriller
Director: Michael Haneke
Cast: Naomi Watts, Tim Roth, Michael Pitt, Brady Corbet, Devon Gearhart, Boyd Gaines, Siobhan Fallon, Robert LuPone, Susanne C. Hanke, Linda Moran
While vacationing at their lakeside home, Ann and George Farber (Naomi Watts and Tim Roth) and their young son Georgie (Devon Gearhart), Peter (Brady Corbet) appears at their door asking to borrow four eggs. Peter gets his foot inside the door, and it turns out that there is more to Peter than meets the eye. Peter and his cohort Paul (Michael Pitt) are actually serial killers moving through the neighborhood. The Farbers are their intended victims, and the tortures begin.
|Heartbreak Ridge 1986 R, 126 min.|
Genre: Action / Drama / Comedy
Director: Clint Eastwood
Cast: Clint Eastwood, Marsha Mason, Everett McGill, Bo Svenson, Mario Van Peebles, Moses Gunn, Eileen Heckart, Arlen Dean Snyder, Boyd Gaines, Rodney Hill, Vincent Inzarry, Ramon Franco, Peter Koch, Tom Villard, Mike Gomez
Gunnery Sergeant Thomas Highway (Clint Eastwood) lacks respect for his seniors and is ending his career in the Marine Corps. He is transferred back to his old unit, and, under his teachings, turns his young unit into "a few good Men." Meanwhile, Highway works to win back the love of his ex-wife Aggie (Marsha Mason) from whom he has spent many years away from while serving in the Marine Corps.
|I'm Not Rappaport 1996 PG-13, 131 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Drama
Director: Herb Gardner
Cast: Walter Matthau, Ossie Davis, Amy Irving, Craig T. Nelson, Martha Plimpton, Ranjit Chowdhry, Ron Rifkin, Boyd Gaines, Guillermo Diaz, Elina Lowensohn, Marin Hinkle, Nancy Giles, Irwin Corey, Salem Ludwig, Josh Pais
Two elderly men, Nat Moyer (Walter Matthau) and Midge Carter (Ossie Davis), spend their days sitting on a bench in Central Park. They stop at nothing to maintain control of the world that seems to be passing them by, and problems come to a head when Midge is threatened with retirement from his job of apartment manager. While Nat steps in to help Midge, they take on a drug dealer, The Cowboy (Craig T. Nelson), and a mugger, J.C. (Guillermo Diaz), and, in the process, stop The Cowboy from harming young Laurie Campbell (Martha Plimpton).
|Porky's 1981 R, 94 min.|
Director: Bob Clark
Cast: Dan Monahan, Mark Herrier, Wyatt Knight, Roger Wilson, Cyril O'Reilly, Kaki Hunter, Tony Ganios, Kim Cattrall, Nancy Parsons, Scott Colomby, Boyd Gaines, Susan Clark, Wayne Maunder, Alex Karras, Eric Christmas
The scene is Florida's Angel Beach High School in the 1950s where it appears that every male student is looking for sex. This leads some students–Pee Wee (Dan Monahan), Billy (Mark Herrier), Tommy (Wyatt Knight), and Mickey (Roger Wilson)–on a trip to the dive, Porky's, known for its abundance of prostitutes. They pay for the prostitutes but end up being dumped in a swamp. Now, revenge is the name of the game, and practical jokes abound. There are two sequels.
|Second Best 2004 R, 86 min.|
Director: Eric Weber
Cast: Joe Pantoliano, Boyd Gaines, Peter Gerety, Bronson Pinchot, Matthew Arkin, Jennifer Tilly, Stephen Bogardus, Barbara Barrie, Polly Draper, James Ryan, Damian Young, Irma St. Paule, Frank McCombs, Melody Pantoliano, Stephen Sable
Failed publishing executive Elliot Kelman (Joe Pantoliano) spends his time with his pathetic friends "Doc" Klingenstein (Bronson Pinchot), Gerald (Matthew Arkin), and George (Peter Gerety). Hoping to turn his life around, Elliot invites his best friend from college days, successful movie producer Richard (Boyd Gaines), to his home for a weekend visit. But, the reunion only serves to trigger those feelings of being "second best" for Elliot.
|A Son's Promise 1990 TV, 97 min.|
Director: John Korty
Cast: Rick Schroder, Donald Moffat, Veronica Cartwright, Stephen Dorff, Andrew Lowery, Boyd Gaines, Andy Stahl, David Andrews, Bob Hannah, Danny Nelson, Dan Biggers, Joe Inscoe, Edith Ivey, Ken Strong, Jim Peck
Fifteen-year-old Terry (Rick Schroder) promises his dying mother (Veronica Cartwright) that he will keep the family of seven boys together. This made-for-TV tale follows Terry through the good times and bad times in keeping his promise by taking on the role of their parent and raising his younger brothers.
|The Sure Thing 1985 PG-13, 94 min.|
Genre: Adventure / Comedy / Romance
Director: Rob Reiner
Cast: John Cusack, Daphne Zuniga, Viveca Lindfors, Anthony Edwards, Boyd Gaines, Lisa Jane Persky, Tim Robbins, Nicollette Sheridan, George Memmoli, Garry Goodrow, Marcia Christie, Robert Anthony Marcucci, Sarah Buxton, John Putch, Frantz Turner
An unlikely couple–Walter and Alison (John Cusack and Daphne Zuniga)–is forced to get acquainted when they share a ride on their way to California. He is on his way to meet his "sure thing" and she to meet her boyfriend. Cusack and Zuniga bring a lot to their characters and allow this movie to be a winner.
|1. Call Me (1988)|
2. The Confession (1999)
3. Fame (1980)
4. Funny Games (2008)
5. Heartbreak Ridge (1986)
6. I'm Not Rappaport (1996)
7. Porky's (1981)
8. Second Best (2004)
9. A Son's Promise (1990)
10. The Sure Thing (1985)
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