|The Avengers 1998 PG-13, 95 min.|
Genre: Action / Adventure / Thriller
Director: Jeremiah S. Chechik
Cast: Ralph Fiennes, Uma Thurman, Sean Connery, Jim Broadbent, Fiona Shaw, Eddie Izzard, Eileen Atkins, John Wood, Patrick Macnee, Carmen Ejogo, Keeley Hawes, Shaun Ryder, Nicholas Woodeson, Michael Godley, Richard Lumsden
British agents John Steed (Ralph Fiennes) and Emma Peel (Uma Thurman) set their sights on thwarting the efforts of Sir August de Wynter (Sean Connery) who plans to rule the country by controlling the weather and freezing Britain. During the investigation, Emma becomes a suspect, but then it is uncovered that Emma's double is the one working for Sir August.
|Boycott 2001 PG, 118 min.|
Director: Clark Johnson
Cast: Jeffrey Wright, Terrence Howard, CCH Pounder, Carmen Ejogo, Reg E. Cathey, Brent Jennings, Shawn Michael Howard, Iris Little Thomas, Walter Franks, Mike Hodge, Erik Dellums, Whitman Mayo, Mert Hatfield, Tom Nowicki, Danny Nelson
This is the made-for-TV version of the 1955 event in which an African-American woman, Rosa Parks, sat in the White section of a Montgomery, Alabama bus. This started an extensive black boycott of the busses and fired up the civil rights movement, bringing Martin Luther King's work to the forefront. Jeffrey Wright's portrayal of Martin Luther King is particularly good.
|I Want You 1998 R, 87 min.|
Director: Michael Winterbottom
Cast: Rachel Weisz, Alessandro Nivola, Luka Petrusic, Labina Mitevska, Carmen Ejogo, Ben Daniels, Graham Crowden, Geraldine O'Rawe, Des McAleer, Phyllida Law
Honda (Luka Petrusic) is a mute teenager is smitten by the sexy Helen (Rachel Weisz), but, instead of revealing his affection, Honda sends flowers and secretly tapes Helen's conversations. When a mysterious stranger (Alessandro Nivola) arrives in town, it becomes obvious that he shares a past with Helen. Honda gets it all on tape.
|Metro 1997 R, 117 min.|
Genre: Action / Comedy / Drama / Thriller
Director: Thomas Carter
Cast: Eddie Murphy, Michael Rapaport, Carmen Ejogo, Michael Wincott, Denis Arndt, Kim Miyori, Art Evans, James Carpenter, Donal Logue, Jeni Chua, Dick Bright, David Michael Silverman, Frank Sommerville, Malou Nubla, Nino Gegennaro
Scott Roper (Eddie Murphy) is a hostage negotiator for the San Francisco Police Department who gets a new partner, Kevin McCall (Michael Rapaport)–a novice in the field of negotiating. The duo is off to the races, and Roper gets more than he expected.
|Pride and Glory 2008 R, 125 min.|
Director: Gavin O'Connor
Cast: Colin Farrell, Edward Norton, Jon Voight, Noah Emmerich, Jennifer Ehle, John Ortiz, Shea Wigham, Frank Grillo, Lake Bell, Rick Gonzalez, Carmen Ejogo, Manny Perez, Wayne Duvall, Maximiliano Hernandez, Ramon Rodriguez
Ray (Edward Norton) and his brother Frances, Jr. (Noah Emmerich) have followed in their father Francis Tierney, Sr.'s (Jon Voight) profession as police officers. Their brother-in-law Jimmy Egan (Colin Farrell) is also a policeman. During a bloody shoot-out between Hispanic drug dealers and the police, four policemen are killed. Now, Francis, Sr. talks Ray into investigating the case, and while Ray tracks down the killers, Jimmy, who is involved in a drug ring, desperately tries to cover his own tracks.
|What's the Worst That Could Happen? 2001 PG-13, 95 min.|
Director: Sam Weisman
Cast: Martin Lawrence, Danny DeVito, John Leguizamo, Glenne Headly, Carmen Ejogo, Bernie Mac, Larry Miller, Nora Dunn, Richard Schiff, William Fichtner
Thieves, Kevin Caffrey (Martin Lawrence) and Berger (John Leguizamo), break into the home of millionaire Max Fairbanks (Danny DeVito) and are caught in the act–but not before Max steals Kevin's ring. Kevin does not believe in the adage, "turn about is fair play," and sets out to retrieve his prized ring. This film doesn't qualify as a blockbuster, but it does have more than one funny moment.
|1. The Avengers (1998)|
2. Boycott (2001)
3. I Want You (1998)
4. Metro (1997)
5. Pride and Glory (2008)
6. What's the Worst That Could Happen? (2001)
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