|Black Dog 1998 PG-13, 90 min.|
Genre: Action / Drama
Director: Kevin Hooks
Cast: Patrick Swayze, Randy Travis, Meat Loaf, Gabriel Casseus, Rusty De Wees, Brenda Strong, Graham Beckel, Stephen Tobolowsky, Charles S. Dutton, Brian Kelly, Cyril O'Reilly, Erin Broderick, Lorraine Toussaint, Hester Hargett, Stuart Greer
This average trucker action flick has ex-con Jack Crews (Patrick Swayze) on the road with an 18-wheeler unknowingly carrying a load of AK-47 assault rifles. There's lots of road action as he finds out what he's carrying and this wife and daughter are targeted as hostages to ensure Jack delivers the goods.
|The Craft 1996 R, 100 min.|
Genre: Drama / Fantasy / Horror / Thriller
Director: Andrew Fleming
Cast: Fairuza Balk, Neve Campbell, Rachel True, Robin Tunney, Skeet Ulrich, Cliff De Young, Helen Shaver, Christine Taylor, Breckin Meyer, Nathaniel Marston, Assumpta Serna, Jeanine Jackson, Brenda Strong, Elizabeth Guber, Jennifer Greenhut
Four teenage girls–Nancy, Bonnie, Rochelle, and Sarah (Fairuza Balk, Neve Campbell, Rachel True, and Robin Tunney) form a coven of witches. Alienated from classmates, the misfits take blood oaths and inflict voodoo revenge on the intended victims at their Catholic high school.
|Kenny Rogers as The Gambler, Part III: The Legend Continues 1987 TV, 190 min.|
aka: The Gambler III: The Legend Continues
Director: Dick Lowry
Cast: Kenny Rogers, Bruce Boxleitner, Linda Gray, Jeffrey Jones, George Kennedy, Matt Clark, Charles Durning, Brenda Strong, Dean Stockwell, Marc Alaimo, Sandy Martin, Terrence Evans, Richard Chaves, Jeff Allin, Melanie Chartoff
In this, the third episode of the popular "Gambler" series, Brady "The Gambler" Hawkes (Kenny Rogers) and sidekick Billy (Bruce Boxleitner) find that there is corruption in the ranks of the Cavalry who steal cattle and blame it on the Sioux Indians. This prompts Brady and Billy into action.
|The Kid & I 2005 PG-13, 93 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Drama
Director: Penelope Spheeris
Cast: Tom Arnold, Eric Gores, Linda Hamilton, Joe Mantegna, Henry Winkler, Richard Edson, Shannon Elizabeth, Brenda Strong, Arielle Kebbel, Yvette Nicole Brown, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jamie Lee Curtis, Gabrielle Sanalitro, Laura Michel Kahwaji, Shaquille O'Neal
Tom Arnold wrote and stars in this story about a washed-up actor, Bill Williams, who is offered big money from billionaire Davis Roman (Joe Mantegna) to direct an action-hero film starring Davis' son, Aaron (Eric Gores), who suffers from cerebral palsy. Misadventures ensue as the two embark on the project, which, by story's end, will enhance both their lives.
|Malice 1993 R, 107 min.|
Genre: Drama / Mystery / Thriller
Director: Harold Becker
Cast: Alec Baldwin, Nicole Kidman, Bill Pullman, Bebe Neuwirth, George C. Scott, Anne Bancroft, Peter Gallagher, Josef Sommer, Gwyneth Paltrow, Tobin Bell, William Duff-Griffin, David Bowe, Diana Bellamy, Debrah Farentino, Brenda Strong
College dean Andy Safian (Bill Pullman) and his wife, Tracy (Nicole Kidman), are busy renovating their home when Andy runs into an old school friend who is now a surgeon, Dr. Jed Hill (Alec Baldwin). Andy invites Jed to move into their attic bedroom, but all does not go well. Tracy does not care for Jed who spends much of his time drinking at the saloon. Meanwhile, Andy is helping in the investigation of a serial killer whose victims are college students on campus. When Tracy experiences abdominal pain, Jed leaves the bar and appears at the hospital where he operates on her and removes more than he should, and, as events unfold, Jed becomes a suspect in Andy's criminal case.
|Starship Troopers 2: Hero of the Federation 2004 R, 88 min.|
Genre: Sci-Fi / Adventure / Action
Director: Phil Tippett
Cast: Richard Burgi, Colleen Porch, Ed Lauter, Lawrence Monoson, Billy Brown, Sandrine Holt, David Wells, Brenda Strong, J.P. Manoux, Drew Powell, Kelly Carlson, Cy Carter, Ed Quinn, Brian Tee, Jason-Shane Scott
This direct-to-DVD sequel to the 1997 film takes place several years later. A platoon of troopers is stranded on a hostile planet as the Federation continues to fight the nasty bugs. But this time around, a new strain of insect that can infect a person and transfer itself from body to body causes BIG problems.
|The Work and the Glory 2004 PG, 110 min.|
Genre: Drama / Romance
Director: Russell Holt
Cast: Sam Hennings, Brenda Strong, Eric Johnson, Alexander Carroll, Tiffany Dupont, Brighton Hertford, Kimberly Varadi, Jonathan Scarfe, Colin Ford, Kathryn Firago, Jim Grimshaw, Edward Albert, Sarah Darling
Set in the 1820s, this story looks at the beginnings of the Mormon Church through the eyes of the Steed Family. The family moved from Vermont to Palmyra, New York, only to discover that their new land lies at the center of religious controversy because one of their workers, Joseph Smith (Jonathan Scarfe), has claimed to have been visited by angels. Then the two Steed brothers, Joshua and Nathan (Eric Johnson and Alexander Carroll) vie for the affections of Lydia (Tiffany Dupont) and find themselves on opposites sides of the religious controversy. The more the family attempts to free itself of religious contentions, the more its members risk losing their ties to family in the pursuit of religious meanings in their lives.
|The Work and the Glory II: American Zion 2005 PG-13, 100 min.|
Director: Sterling Van Wagenen
Cast: Sam Hennings, Brenda Strong, Eric Johnson, Alexander Carroll, Brighton Hertford, Kimberly Varadi, Colin Ford, Sarah Bastian, Emily Podleski, Jim Grimshaw, Jonathan Scarfe, Melanie Hawkins, Frank Ashmore, Andrew Bowen
In this second film, based on Gerald N. Lund's series, the story of Mormon Church founder Joseph Smith's struggles continues. The fictional Steed family is again at the center of the story. Benjamin Steed's (Sam Hennings) wife Mary Ann (Brenda Strong) is a follower of Joseph Smith (Jonathan Scarfe), and they join the migration west after anti-Mormon factions force them out of Missouri. Their oldest son Joshua (Eric Johnson) is not a Mormon and is even helping those trying to thwart the efforts of Joseph Smith and Brigham Young (Andrew Bowen) to find their promised land.
|The Work and the Glory III: A House Divided 2006 PG, 92 min.|
Director: Sterling Van Wagenen
Cast: Sam Hennings, Brenda Strong, Eric Johnson, Alexander Carroll, Brighton Hertford, Julia Cunningham, Cody Sanders, Sarah Bastian, Emily Podleski, Jonathan Scarfe, Melanie Hawkins, Frank Ashmore, Meredith Salenger, Connor Chavarria
In this conclusion to the trilogy based on Latter Day Saints history, the Steed's son Joshua (Eric Johnson) is still anti-LDS, and the parents–Benjamin and Mary Ann Steed (Sam Hennings and Brenda Strong)–also remain divided on their religious choices. When Joshua returns home with his new wife Caroline (Meredith Salenger)–never mind that he is already married to Jessica (Emily Podleski)–and Caroline's young son Will (Connor Chavarria), problems continue to plague the family and the Mormon Church. Finally, a militia is formed by the State of Missouri with orders to attack the Mormons. Joshua heads up the troops and must decide whether or not to step in and save his family.
|1. Black Dog (1998)|
2. The Craft (1996)
3. Kenny Rogers as The Gambler, Part III: The Legend Continues (1987)
aka: The Gambler III: The Legend Continues
4. The Kid & I (2005)
5. Malice (1993)
6. Starship Troopers 2: Hero of the Federation (2004)
7. The Work and the Glory (2004)
8. The Work and the Glory II: American Zion (2005)
9. The Work and the Glory III: A House Divided (2006)
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