|Behind the Red Door 2003 R, 105 min.|
Director: Matia Karrell
Cast: Kyra Sedgwick, Kiefer Sutherland, Stockard Channing, Jason Carter, Chuck Shamata, Hannah Lochner, Corey Staden, Phillip Craig, Laura Press, Ian Eugene Ryan, William Colgate, Joseph Rutten, Mary Walsh, Frank Holden, Matt Sharpe
NYC photographer Natalie (Kyra Sedgwick) accepts a contract in Boston, which was arranged by her friend, Julia (Stockard Channing). But Julia's real motivation was to force Natalie to face her estranged brother, Roy (Kiefer Sutherland), now a successful advertising guru. This brings back bad memories of Natalie's youth with an abusive father that she must now face, especially when Roy, an openly gay man, tells her he is in the advanced stages of AIDS.
|Cinderella Man 2005 PG-13, 144 min.|
Director: Ron Howard
Cast: Russell Crowe, Renee Zellweger, Paul Giamatti, Craig Bierko, Paddy Considine, Bruce McGill, David Huband, Connor Price, Ariel Waller, Patrick Louis, Rosemarie DeWitt, Linda Kash, Nicholas Campbell, Chuck Shamata, Gene Pyrz
This is the story of Depression-era boxer Jim Braddock (Russell Crowe) who, as an underdog, defeated Max Baer in the Madison Square Garden Bowl in 1930. Three Academy Award nominations were received, including Best Supporting Actor (Paul Giamatti).
|Death Weekend 1976 R, 90 min.|
Genre: Horror / Thriller
aka: The House by the Lake
Director: William Fruet
Cast: Brenda Vaccaro, Don Stroud, Chuck Shamata, Richard Ayres, Kyle Edwards, Don Granberry, Ed McNamara, Michael Kirby, Richard Donat
Four sadistic young men arrive at the remote home–in the countryside of Ontario, Canada–of a playboy dentist. They kill the dentist and then plot horrendous acts against his girlfriend.
|Flash of Genius 2008 PG-13, 119 min.|
Director: Marc Abraham
Cast: Greg Kinnear, Lauren Graham, Dermot Mulroney, Jake Abel, Daniel Roebuck, Tim Kelleher, Bill Smitrovich, Alan Alda, Josette Halpert, Andrew Gilles, Mitch Pileggi, Chuck Shamata, Kate Parr, Kristian Truelsen, Simon Reynolds
In the 1960s, Detroit's Wayne State University Electrical Engineering professor, Robert Kearns (Greg Kinnear), has invented the intermittent windshield wiper. Kearns and his friend Gil Previck (Dermot Mulroney) take the prototype to the Ford motor company, but the company says they are not interested. Just a few years later, Ford proceeds to install the wipers on their new models. Kearns sues the company, and the litigation goes on for years. Finally, Kearns is awarded $30 million, but he loses his mind and his wife Phyllis (Lauren Graham) and family in the process.
|Joshua Then and Now 1985 R, 118 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Drama
Director: Ted Kotcheff
Cast: James Woods, Gabrielle Lazure, Michael Sarrazin, Alan Scarfe, Alexander Knox, Paul Hecht, Alan Arkin, Robert Joy, Linda Sorenson, Ken Campbell, Kate Trotter, Eric Kimmel, Chuck Shamata, Yuval Kernerman, Harvey Atkin
This is enjoyable fare as James Woods plays a Jewish writer whose small-time gangster father marries into a prominent, respected family.
|Nowhere to Hide 1987 R, 91 min.|
Director: Mario Azzopardi
Cast: Amy Madigan, Daniel Hugh Kelly, Robin MacEachern, Michael Ironside, John Colicos, Chuck Shamata, Clark Johnson, Maury Chaykin, Timothy Webber
A Marine Corps officer has discovered something that is causing helicopter accidents in his squadron. He is killed, and the murderers think that his widow (Amy Madigan) has the evidence.
|Running 1979 PG, 102 min.|
Director: Steven Hilliard Stern
Cast: Michael Douglas, Susan Anspach, Lawrence Dane, Chuck Shamata, Eugene Levy, Philip Akin, Trudy Young, Jennifer McKinney
This film attempts to capture audience sympathy as Michael Andropolis (Michael Douglas), a failure in life, tries to make the Olympic Team.
|The Sentinel 2006 PG-13, 108 min.|
Genre: Drama / Action / Thriller
Director: Clark Johnson
Cast: Michael Douglas, Kiefer Sutherland, Eva Longoria Parker, Martin Donovan, Ritchie Coster, Kim Basinger, Blair Brown, David Rasche, Kristin Lehman, Raynor Scheine, Chuck Shamata, Paul Calderon, Raoul Bhaneja, Yanna McIntosh, Clark Johnson
When a plot is suspected that involves assassinating President Ballentine (David Rasche), all of the White House Secret Service agents are given polygraph tests. Over-the-hill agent Pete Garrison (Michael Douglas) has been secretly "servicing" the First Lady (Kim Basinger), and he fails the test. Even though his failure is for the wrong reason, Garrison is relieved of his duties. But, Garrison perseveres in trying to save the President's life, and his efforts lead to a confrontation with his once-good friend and fellow agent David Breckinridge (Kiefer Sutherland).
|The Spreading Ground 2000 R, 100 min.|
Genre: Drama / Horror
Director: Derek Vanlint
Cast: Dennis Hopper, Leslie Hope, Frederic Forrest, Tom McCamus, Greg Morris, Chuck Shamata, David Dunbar, Tim Burd, Tom Barnett, Elizabeth Shepherd, Kim Huffman, Tom Harvey, Rob Stefaniuk, Yvan Labelle, Sean O'Hara
A serial killer is on the loose, and it is children who the killer is after. For the wrong reasons (the killings will jeopardize getting a football team) the pressure is on for detectives Ed DeLongpre (Dennis Hopper) and Michael McGivern (Frederic Forrest) to find the killer in 48 hours.
|The Thin Blue Lie 2000 R, 97 min.|
Director: Roger Young
Cast: Rob Morrow, Randy Quaid, Paul Sorvino, Cynthia Preston, G.W. Bailey, Al Waxman, Beau Starr, Barry Wiggins, Chuck Shamata, Louis Di Bianco, Melissa DiMarco, Bruce McFee, Philip Granger, Hayley Tyson
Based on actual events in 1970s' Philadelphia, this made-for-cable TV entry stars Rob Morrow as journalist Jonathan Neumann who is brought to Philadelphia to provide court coverage for a local newspaper. He immediately comes across a case of a handicapped young man who is found guilty of murder. But, on investigation, he finds out that the man was beaten into the confession by the police, and witnesses were beaten into providing the "correct" testimony. Because of this and other similar cases, he is targeted by the police for harassment. The corruption appears to go all the way up to the mayor's office.
|1. Behind the Red Door (2003)|
2. Cinderella Man (2005)
3. Death Weekend (1976)
aka: The House by the Lake
4. Death Wish V: The Face of Death (1994)
5. Due South (1994)
6. Flash of Genius (2008)
7. Joshua Then and Now (1985)
8. Nowhere to Hide (1987)
9. Running (1979)
10. The Sentinel (2006)
11. The Spreading Ground (2000)
12. The Thin Blue Lie (2000)
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