|The Fabulous Baker Boys 1989 R, 113 min.|
Genre: Drama / Musical / Romance
Director: Steve Kloves
Cast: Jeff Bridges, Michelle Pfeiffer, Beau Bridges, Ellie Raab, Xander Berkeley, Dakin Matthews, Ken Lerner, Albert Hall, Nancy Fish, Jennifer Tilly, Gregory Itzin, Bradford English, Todd Jeffries, Gregory James, David Coburn
A new singer, Susie Diamond (Michelle Pfeiffer), is what these piano playing brothers Jack and Frank (Jeff and Beau Bridges) think they need to spruce up their act. There is a strong sexual attraction between the singer and one of the brothers, which stirs up forgotten memories. Pfeiffer was nominated for an Oscar for her performance.
|Higher Learning 1995 R, 135 min.|
Director: John Singleton
Cast: Omar Epps, Kristy Swanson, Ice Cube, Jennifer Connelly, Tyra Banks, Michael Rapaport, Laurence Fishburne, Jason Wiles, Cole Hauser, Bradford English, Regina King, Busta Rhymes, Gwyneth Paltrow, Kari Wuhrer, Randall Batinkoff
The Black vs. White, men vs. women issues are exploited in this film about college students in the 1970s. Freshman Malik Williams (Omar Epps) is confronted with conflicting views of senior Fudge (Ice Cube), his Black Professor Maurice Phipps (Laurence Fishburne), and his new girlfriend Deja (Tyra Banks) who becomes his tutor. Meanwhile, after naive Kristen Connor (Kristy Swanson) suffers a date rape, she becomes involved with lesbian Taryn (Jennifer Connelly). And then there is Remy (Michael Rapaport), a confused young man, who joins local skinheads carrying out violent acts. The stories intertwine in this lesson about hypocrisy in institutions of higher learning.
|Thick as Thieves 1999 R, 95 min.|
Director: Scott Sanders
Cast: Alec Baldwin, Michael Jai White, Andre Braugher, Rebecca De Mornay, David Byrd, Bruce Greenwood, Richard Edson, Robert Miano, Khandi Alexander, Janeane Garofalo, Erich Anderson, Reginald Ballard, Bradford English, Ricky Harris, Gavin Polone
A double-cross by quirky thieves–Mackin (Alex Baldwin) and Pointy (Michael Jai White)–leads to retribution plots that threaten to accelerate into full-fledged Mob wars. Pointy hires two cops to kill Mackin, but Mackin kills them instead. Detective Petrone (Rebecca De Mornay) investigates the murders and tries to figure out Mackin's mode of operation. The characters in this story are multidimensional and provide good entertainment.
|Wolf 1994 R, 126 min.|
Genre: Horror / Drama / Fantasy / Thriller / Romance
Director: Mike Nichols
Cast: Jack Nicholson, Michelle Pfeiffer, James Spader, Kate Nelligan, Christopher Plummer, Richard Jenkins, Eileen Atkins, Ron Rifkin, Prunella Scales, David Hyde Pierce, Om Puri, Brian Markinson, Peter Gerety, Bradford English, Stewart J. Zully
Will Randall (Jack Nicholson) is a New York publishing editor who is unceremoniously fired by his new boss, Raymond Alden (Christopher Plummer). Then, one night while on a lonely road in Vermont under a full moon, Will hits a wolf, and the wolf bites him. After being bitten, Will gets new energy and falls in love with Alden's daughter, Laura (Michelle Pfeiffer). But, grisly events ensue as Will turns into the dangerous fox that bit him.
|1. The Fabulous Baker Boys (1989)|
2. Higher Learning (1995)
3. Thick as Thieves (1999)
4. Wolf (1994)
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