|Attention Shoppers 2000 R, 87 min.|
Director: Philip Charles MacKenzie
Cast: Nestor Carbonell, Luke Perry, Cara Buono, Kathy Najimy, Martin Mull, Michael Lerner, Carlos Jacott, O-Lan Jones, Lillian Adams, Casey Affleck, Lysa Hayland, Vito D'Ambrosio, Mary-Pat Green, John Griffin, Donna Hardy
When Enrique Suarez (Nestor Carbonell), a sitcom actor, agreed to grace the grand opening of a K-Mart store, he entertained high expectations of fans crowding around him asking for autographs. Wrong!
|Beer League 2006 R, 86 min.|
aka: Artie Lange's Beer League
Director: Frank Sebastiano
Cast: Artie Lange, Ralph Macchio, Anthony DeSando, Cara Buono, Jimmy Palumbo, Jerry Minor, Laurie Metcalf, Seymour Cassel, Michael Deeg, Elizabeth Regen, Maddie Corman, Joe Lo Truglio
Artie DeVanzo (Artie Lange) is an unemployed 35-year-old loser who lives with his mother (Laurie Metcalf). Artie's slow-pitch softball team–sponsored by Ed's Bar & Swill–regularly loses to the team of Artie's nemesis, Dennis Manganelli (Anthony DeSando), from high school days. Enough fights between the teams have broken out that Artie's team is in jeopardy of being forced out of the league–unless they can pull their act together and end the team's perennial losing streak.
|Chutney Popcorn 1999 N/R, 93 min.|
Director: Nisha Ganatra
Cast: Nisha Ganatra, Jill Hennessy, Sakina Jaffrey, Madhur Jaffrey, Nick Chinlund, Cara Buono, Ajay Naidu, Daniella Rich, Eliza Foss, Priscilla Lopez
A lesbian couple–Reena (Nisha Ganatra) and Lisa (Jill Hennessy)–decide to help when Reena's sister Sarita (Sakina Jaffrey) and husband Mitch (Nick Chinlund) find they cannot conceive children. Reena decides to become the surrogate mother but doesn't take into account her inevitable emotional conflicts during the pregnancy.
|The Cowboy Way 1994 PG-13, 102 min.|
Genre: Action / Comedy
Director: Gregg Champion
Cast: Woody Harrelson, Kiefer Sutherland, Dylan McDermott, Ernie Hudson, Cara Buono, Marg Helgenberger, Tomas Milian, Luis Guzman, Angel Caban, Joaquin Martinez
Two rodeo buddies (Woody Harrelson and Kiefer Sutherland) head to NYC in search of a friend who went there to smuggle his daughter in from Cuba. The two find her in a sweatshop and now must deal with the underworld characters in order to free her–using the only way they know: the "Cowboy Way."
|From Other Worlds 2007 N/R, 88 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Sci-Fi
Director: Barry Strugatz
Cast: Cara Buono, Isaach De Bankole, David Lansbury, Melissa Leo, Joel de la Fuente, Robert Peters, Jonah Meyerson, Quinn Shephard, Robert Downey Sr., Paul Lazar, Sharon Wilkins, Laura Esterman, Lori Tan Chin, Marcia Jean Kurtz, Larry Block
Joanne Schwartzbaum (Clara Buono) is leading a somewhat boring life in Brooklyn with her husband Brian (David Lansbury) and children Linda and Henry (Quinn Shephard and Jonah Meyerson). Then, one night, Joanne walks into the kitchen and is kidnapped by aliens. Afterwards, they remove Joanne's memory of them and leave her on her patio with a fan-shaped bruise on her abdomen. As she tries to sleuth out the mystery, Joanne joins a UFO support group where she meets and joins forces with Abraham (Isaach De Bankole). Together, Joanne and Abraham convince the UFO support group to help them break into the Brooklyn Art Museum in order to steal a certain artifact. Their actions result in saving the whole world.
|Gladiator 1992 R, 100 min.|
Genre: Action / Drama
Director: Rowdy Herrington
Cast: James Marshall, Cuba Gooding Jr., Robert Loggia, Ossie Davis, Brian Dennehy, John Heard, T.E. Russell, Jon Seda, Tab Baker, Cara Buono, Dwain A. Perry, Joan Schwenk, Raul Salinas, Francesca Roberts
Teenager Tommy Riley (James Marshall) is recruited by boxing manager Pappy Jack (Robert Loggia) and turns to a crooked boxing organization as the means for earning money to pay off his father's gambling debt. Tommy befriends the league's top boxer, teenager Lincoln (Cuba Gooding Jr.). Both are under the control of unscrupulous promoter Jimmy Horn (Brian Dennehy) who puts the two friends in the ring together in a fight to the finish.
|Happy Accidents 2000 R, 110 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Sci-Fi / Romance
Director: Brad Anderson
Cast: Marisa Tomei, Vincent D'Onofrio, Nadia Dajani, Tovah Feldshuh, Holland Taylor, Richard Portnow, Sean Gullette, Cara Buono, Jose Zuniga, Bronson Dudley, Sanjay Chandani, Lianna Pai, Tamara Jenkins, Saidah Arrika Ekulona, Mike McGlone
New Yorker Ruby Weaver (Marisa Tomei) searches for love but typically ends up with men who have problems; therefore, it seems natural that when she meets Sam (Vincent D'Onofrio) he tells her that he has time-traveled back from the future–2470, to be exact. The story begins with a series of flashbacks as Ruby talks to her therapist Meg Ford (Holland Taylor) and tells her that Sam traveled back in time to escape prosecution for his sister's death and because he found a picture of Ruby at home and wanted to find her. Is Sam telling the truth, and will Meg be able to sort things out? Witty and entertaining.
|The Hulk 2003 PG-13, 138 min.|
Genre: Action / Sci-Fi / Thriller
Director: Ang Lee
Cast: Eric Bana, Jennifer Connelly, Sam Elliott, Josh Lucas, Nick Nolte, Paul Kersey, Cara Buono, Todd Tesen, Kevin Rankin, Celia Watson, Lou Ferrigno, Mike Erwin, Stan Lee, Craig Damon, Regi Davis
Bruce Banner (Eric Bana) is heading up a group of scientists working on a genetic experiment when something goes terribly wrong with the "gammasphere," and he mutates into a powerful green giant, "The Hulk." Bruce's father, Dr. David Banner (Nick Nolte), starts to secretly use the ray and mutates dogs that he sends after Bruce's ex-girlfriend Betty Ross (Jennifer Connelly). In the form of the Hulk, Bruce saves Betty, and Betty's father Gen. "Thunderball" Ross (Sam Elliott) takes him to a base that the Army has abandoned. At the base lab, Glen Talbot (Josh Lucas) takes over the Hulk and plots to use him for his own profit. Now, the Hulk escapes and lunges across the desert with the Army in hot pursuit. A good comic-book rendition but too intense for young children.
|Kicking and Screaming 1995 R, 96 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Drama
Director: Noah Baumbach
Cast: Josh Hamilton, Olivia d'Abo, Chris Eigeman, Parker Posey, Jason Wiles, Eric Stoltz, Elliott Gould, Cara Buono, Carlos Jacott, Catherine Kellner, John Lehr, Christopher Reed, Marissa Ribisi, Perrey Reeves, David Deluise
Five college friends (Eric Stoltz, Josh Hamilton, Chris Eigeman, Jason Wiles, and Carlos Jacott) hang around together after graduation–having not quite made it into the real world and resisting any moves toward finding jobs. Writer/director Noah Baumbach has written and delivered a good script that highlights the ironies of life as this group of young men lives it.
|Killer: A Journal of Murder 1996 R, 92 min.|
Genre: Drama / Thriller
Director: Tim Metcalfe
Cast: James Woods, Robert Sean Leonard, Ellen Greene, Cara Buono, Robert John Burke, Steve Forrest, John Bedford Lloyd, Harold Gould, Richard Riehle, Jeffrey DeMunn, Richard Council, Christopher Petrosino, Michael Jeffrey Woods, Conrad McLaren, Rob Locke Jones
Based on a true story and shown through flashbacks, this is the story of a friendship that developed between prison guard Henry Lesser (Robert Sean Leonard) and violent killer Carl Panzram (James Woods) during Panzram's incarceration at Leavenworth prison. Lesser is fascinated with Panzram and smuggles in writing materials for Panzram to write his life story. Lesser believes that Panzram's writing about himself will redeem him; however, it is too late, and Panzram's acts of violence continue.
|Let Me In 2010 R, 115 min.|
Genre: Fantasy / Drama / Horror / Romance
Director: Matt Reeves
Cast: Chloe Moretz, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Richard Jenkins, Elias Koteas, Cara Buono, Sasha Barrese, Dylan Kenin, Jimmy "Jax" Pinchak, Chris Browning, Ritchie Coster, Dylan Minnette, Nicolai Dorian, Rebekah Wiggins, Seth Adkins, Ashton Moio
This film is a remake of 2008's "Let the Right One In," but this time the setting is in Los Alamos, New Mexico, during the late-1980s. Owen (Kodi Smit-McPhee) is a twelve year old living with his alcoholic mother (Cara Buono) who is in the process of a divorce. The victim of bullies, Owen meets Abby (Chloe Moretz) who lives with her guardian Renfro (Richard Jenkins) in the apartment next to Owen. Owen soon discovers there is something odd about Abby who only appears at night and walks shoeless in the snow, and they become friends. By the time that Owen suspects Abby of being a vampire, he believes that her friendship is the way he can survive living in his world of bullies.
|Man of the Century 1999 R, 78 min.|
Director: Adam Abraham
Cast: Gibson Frazier, Susan Egan, Anthony Rapp, Cara Buono, David Margulies, Kevin Weisman, Alan Davidson, Bobby Short, Marisa Ryan, Frank Gorshin
Johnny Twennies (Gibson Frazier), an optimistic New York columnist for a modern-day newspaper, appears to live like he is in the Jazz Age; Johnny wears spats and utters words like "Moxie" and "You're the limit." The key to this comedy is that Johnny's eccentricity is there for all to see, and it is accepted by those around him.
|Next Stop, Wonderland 1998 R, 104 min.|
Director: Brad Anderson
Cast: Hope Davis, Alan Gelfant, Victor Argo, H. Jon Benjamin, Cara Buono, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Roger Rees, Larry Gilliard Jr., Robert(2) Stanton, Holland Taylor
When Erin's (Hope Davis) boyfriend dumps her, her own mother (Holland Taylor) places an ad in the personals for her. Then there is Alan (Alan Gelfant), the aspiring marine biologist. Erin and Alan often come close but don't quite meet. Will their paths finally cross?
|River Red 1998 R, 104 min.|
Director: Eric Drilling
Cast: Tom Everett Scott, David Moscow, Cara Buono, David Lowery, Denis O'Hare, Michael Kelly, Leo Burmester, Tibor Feldman, James Murtaugh, Michael Angarano
Set in the backwoods of New Hampshire, this is the macabre tale of Dave Holden (Tom Everett Scott) murdering his hated father, of brother Tom (David Moscow) taking the blame, and Dave suffering his own personal punishment through a life of petty crime.
|Two Ninas 1999 R, 88 min.|
Director: Neil Turitz
Cast: Amanda Peet, Cara Buono, Ron Livingston, Bray Poor, Linda Larkin, Jill Hennessy, John Rothman, Fred Norris, Mauro Maccione, Allison Furman
A love triangle blooms when Marty (Ron Livingston), an aspiring writer, meets not one but two beautiful women named Nina (Cara Buono and Amanda Peet). Marty's life takes on numerous complications as he dates both unsuspecting women at the same time.
|Waterland 1992 R, 95 min.|
Director: Stephen Gyllenhaal
Cast: Jeremy Irons, Sinead Cusack, Lena Headey, Grant Warnock, Ethan Hawke, John Heard, Pete Postlethwaite, Cara Buono
Tom Crick (Jeremy Irons) is an Englishman who suffers a nervous breakdown while teaching history in Pittsburgh. Failing to reach his disinterested students, he sends them the wrong message, but, at the same time, uncovers his wife Mary's (Sinead Cusack) secret past experiences.
|1. Attention Shoppers (2000)|
2. Beer League (2006)
aka: Artie Lange's Beer League
3. Chutney Popcorn (1999)
4. The Cowboy Way (1994)
5. From Other Worlds (2007)
6. Gladiator (1992)
7. Happy Accidents (2000)
8. The Hulk (2003)
9. Kicking and Screaming (1995)
10. Killer: A Journal of Murder (1996)
11. Let Me In (2010)
12. Man of the Century (1999)
13. Next Stop, Wonderland (1998)
14. River Red (1998)
15. Two Ninas (1999)
16. Waterland (1992)
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