|Dante's Peak 1997 PG-13, 112 min.|
Director: Roger Donaldson
Cast: Pierce Brosnan, Linda Hamilton, Jamie Renee Smith, Jeremy Foley, Elizabeth Hoffman, Charles Hallahan, Arabella Field, Tzi Ma, Lee Garlington, Grant Heslov, Kirk Trutner, Brian Reddy, Bill Bolender, Carole Androsky, Peter Jason
This volcano-disaster film features Pierce Brosnan as the scientist, Harry Dalton, who finds evidence that the mountaintop is about to blow. He tries to warn neighboring citizens to get off Dante's Peak because their lives are threatened, and–of course–few will heed his advice. Linda Hamilton plays the town's mayor, Rachel Wando, and also, of course, becomes the romantic interest of Harry. Great special effects!
|Lost Souls 2000 R, 102 min.|
Genre: Horror / Thriller / Drama
Director: Janusz Kaminski
Cast: Winona Ryder, Ben Chaplin, John Hurt, Philip Baker Hall, Elias Koteas, Sarah Wynter, Alfre Woodard, John Beasley, Victor Slezak, John Diehl, Brian Reddy, Paul Kleiman, Brad Greenquist, Oliver Clark, Michael Mantell
The lives of successful author Peter Kelson (Ben Chaplin) and exorcist Maya Larkin (Winona Ryder) cross when Maya finds papers identifying Kelson as the one through whom Satan will become flesh. Maya is a devout Catholic working with Father Lareaux (John Hurt) and John Townshend (Elias Koteas), but Peter does not believe Maya–until he begins experiencing Satanic omens.
|O Brother, Where Art Thou? 2000 PG-13, 106 min.|
Genre: Adventure / Comedy / Drama
Director: Joel Coen
Cast: George Clooney, John Turturro, Tim Blake Nelson, John Goodman, Holly Hunter, Charles Durning, Chris Thomas King, Michael Badalucco, Daniel von Bargen, Stephen Root, Del Pentecost, J.R. Horne, Brian Reddy, Wayne Duvall, Ray McKinnon
Basing its characters on those met by Odysseus in Homer's "Odyssey," this comedy adventure revolves around a search by three convicts–Ulysses Everett McGill (George Clooney), Pete Hogwallop (John Turturro), and Delmar O'Donnel (Tim Blake Nelson)–who escape from their Mississippi chain gang, intent on finding a buried treasure. Just like Odysseus, they make various stops along the way and meet strangers who are not always what they seem.
|1. Dante's Peak (1997)|
2. Lost Souls (2000)
3. O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000)
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