|Asteroid 1997 TV, 120 min.|
Genre: Sci-Fi / Action / Thriller
Director: Bradford May
Cast: Michael Biehn, Annabella Sciorra, Zachary Charles, Don Franklin, Anthony Zerbe, Carlos Gomez, Michael Weatherly, Jensen Daggett, Frank McRae, Gerry Becker, Anne-Marie Johnson, Dennis Arndt, Brian Hill, Christopher Murphy, John Lindsey
Originally a TV miniseries, this filmed version has been pared down by about an hour. A large asteroid is headed for Earth after being kicked out of its orbit by a comet. The asteroid could wipe out the entire population of Earth, so something must be done to destroy it. That something would be weapons fired at it, which does break it up into small pieces. The bad news is that the chunks all fall on Dallas, wreaking havoc. The last half of the film is concerned with the efforts of our heroes to save the people from the devastation.
|Desperado 1995 R, 106 min.|
Genre: Action / Drama / Thriller
Director: Robert Rodriguez
Cast: Antonio Banderas, Salma Hayek, Joaquim de Almeida, Cheech Marin, Steve Buscemi, Quentin Tarantino, Carlos Gomez, Tito Larriva, Angel Aviles, Danny Trejo, Carlos Gallardo, Angela Lanza, Abraham Verduzco, Albert Michel Jr., David Alvarado
Musician El Mariachi (Antonio Banderas) turns into a killer when he heads for a Mexican city to avenge the death of the woman he loved. He has killed a number of drug lords, and now only one drug king, Bucho (Joaquim de Almeida), remains on his list. Upon arriving in the town, El Mariachi is befriended by Carolina (Salma Hayek). But, there may be more to Carolina than meets the eye, and a bloody showdown lies ahead.
|Fools Rush In 1997 PG-13, 106 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Drama / Romance
Director: Andy Tennant
Cast: Matthew Perry, Salma Hayek, Jon Tenney, Carlos Gomez, Tomas Milian, Anne Betancourt, Jill Clayburgh, John Bennett Perry, Siobhan Fallon, Stanley DeSantis, Suzanne Snyder, Angelina Torres, Debby Shively, Mark Adair-Rios, Annie Combs
Alex Whitman (Matthew Perry) is a successful contractor in Las Vegas working on a construction site where he meets and heads straight to bed with Isabel Fuentes (Salma Hayek). A few months later, a pregnant Isabel reenters the picture; they marry and prove that, while opposites may initially attract, living happily ever after takes work.
|House of Sand and Fog 2003 R, 126 min.|
Director: Vadim Perelman
Cast: Ben Kingsley, Jennifer Connelly, Ron Eldard, Frances Fisher, Kim Dickens, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Jonathan Ahdout, Navi Rawat, Carlos Gomez, Kia Jam, Jaleh Modjallal, Samira Damavandi
Short on cash after spending his savings to ensure a good marriage for his daughter, Iranian immigrant Col. Behrani (Ben Kingsley) buys a house at auction, which he plans to fix up and sell for a profit. But, there is a problem here: the county has wrongly evicted the owner (Jennifer Connelly), and she wants the house back. Tensions accelerate when she is aided and abetted by her new boyfriend (Ron Eldard), a policeman who knows all the tricks of the trade. Nominated for three Oscars, including Best Actor (Ben Kingsley) and Best Supporting Actress (Shohreh Aghdashloo).
|In Hell 2003 R, 96 min.|
Genre: Action / Thriller / Drama
aka: The Savage
Director: Ringo Lam
Cast: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Lawrence Taylor, Lloyd Battista, Carlos Gomez, Manol Manolov, Chris Moir, Billy Rieck, Kaloian Vodenicharov, Malakai Davidson, Veselin Kalanovski, Juan Fernandez, Milos Milicevic, Marnie Alton, Jorge Luis Abreu, Lloyd Battista
While working on a job in Russia, Kyle's (Jean-Claude Van Damme) life is changed forever when his wife is killed by an intruder. Kyle shoots the intruder after a paid-off judge cleared the killer. Now, Kyle is serving a life sentence and finds life is brutal in a prison run by a corrupt, sadistic warden, and he must fight for survival.
|In the Blink of an Eye 1996 TV, 90 min.|
Director: Micki Dickoff
Cast: Veronica Hamel, Mimi Rogers, Carlos Gomez, Polly Bergen, Piper Laurie, Keith Brunsmann, Denise Richards, Brian Markinson, Mary Mara, J. Scott Bronson, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Judith-Marie Bergan, Paul Abbott, Geoffrey Bennett, Michael Flynn
Based on a true story, this made-for-TV film concerns movie producer/director Micki Dickoff (Veronica Hamel) who directs this account of her story. She puts her career on hold to help a friend when she finds out that the friend has been in prison for over 15 years, along with her husband, after being convicted of murder.
|The Negotiator 1998 R, 135 min.|
Genre: Action / Drama / Mystery / Thriller
Director: F. Gary Gray
Cast: Samuel L. Jackson, Kevin Spacey, David Morse, Ron Rifkin, John Spencer, J.T. Walsh, Regina Taylor, Siobhan Fallon, Paul Giamatti, Bruce Beatty, Michael Cudlitz, Carlos Gomez, Tim Kelleher, Dean Norris, Nestor Serrano
Lt. Danny Roman (Samuel L. Jackson) is a top-notch police negotiator who discovers that he has been set up and that the police are about to arrest him for the death of his partner and embezzlement of pension funds. In a panic, he seizes the building, holds hostages, and asks for another negotiator, Lt. Chris Sabian (Kevin Spacey), to help him make a deal.
|Peacemaker 1997 R, 122 min.|
Genre: Action / Thriller
Director: Mimi Leder
Cast: George Clooney, Nicole Kidman, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Marcel Iures, Michael Boatman, Aleksandr Baluyev, Rene Medvesek, Gary Werntz, Randall Batinkoff, Jim Haynie, Alexander Strobele, Holt McCallany, Joan Copeland, Carlos Gomez, Slavko Juraga
A train crash in Russia sets off a nuclear explosion. Was it an accident or not? White House anti-smuggling official Dr. Julia Kelly (Nicole Kidman) thinks not, and U.S. intelligence officer Lt. Col. Thomas Devoe (George Clooney) agrees. Together, they set out to get answers that lead to a terrorist Dusan Gavrich (Marcel Iures) who has plans to set off a nuclear explosion in Manhattan.
|The Replacement Killers 1998 R, 92 min.|
Genre: Action / Drama / Thriller
Director: Antoine Fuqua
Cast: Yun-Fat Chow, Mira Sorvino, Michael Rooker, Jurgen Prochnow, Kenneth Tsang, Carlos Gomez, Til Schweiger, Danny Trejo, Clifton Collins Jr., Frank Medrano, Leo Lee, Patrick Kilpatrick, Randall Duk Kim, Andrew J. Marton, Sydney Coberly
Hit-man John Lee (Yun-Fat Chow) turns down an assignment because his target is a seven-year-old boy. Because of his refusal to kill the boy, his bosses send in hit men to get Lee, and the chase is on with Meg Coburn (Mira Sorvino) soon joining in the fray as John Lee and Meg try to escape from "The Replacement Killers."
|A Streetcar Named Desire 1995 TV, 135 min.|
Director: Glenn Jordan
Cast: Alec Baldwin, Jessica Lange, John Goodman, Diane Lane, Patricia Herd, Rondi Reed, Frederick Coffin, Carlos Gomez, Matt Keeslar, Jerry Hardin, Tina Lifford, Carmen Zapata
In this made-for-TV version of Tennessee Williams' classic story, Jessica Lange performs as the Mississippi Southern belle, Blanch DuBois, who visits her pregnant sister Stella (Diane Lane) and Stella's husband Stanley Kowalski (Alec Baldwin) in their run-down French Quarter apartment in New Orleans. Although Blanche appears to be a refined woman, Stanley learns there is more to her than meets the eye and sabotages her romance with his friend Mitch (John Goodman). Alec Baldwin and Lange repeated their Broadway roles in this film.
|1. Asteroid (1997)|
2. Desperado (1995)
3. Fools Rush In (1997)
4. House of Sand and Fog (2003)
5. In Hell (2003)
aka: The Savage
6. In the Blink of an Eye (1996)
7. The Negotiator (1998)
8. Peacemaker (1997)
9. The Replacement Killers (1998)
10. A Streetcar Named Desire (1995)
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