|Big Bully 1996 PG, 97 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Drama
Director: Steve Miner
Cast: Tom Arnold, Rick Moranis, Julianne Phillips, Don Knotts, Carol Kane, Jeffrey Tambor, Curtis Armstrong, Faith Prince, Tony Pierce, Blake Bashoff, Cody McMains, Harry Waters Jr., Stuart Pankin, Justin Jon Ross, Michael Zwiener
David Leary (Rick Moranis) is a novelist who returns to his hometown of Hastings, Minnesota to teach at his old high school. He runs into his old nemesis, Ross "Fang" Bigger (Tom Arnold), who is now the shop teacher, and the feud from 25-years-ago is on again.
|Not Another Teen Movie 2001 R, 82 min.|
Director: Joel Gallen
Cast: Chyler Leigh, Chris Evans, Jaime Pressly, Mia Kirshner, Eric Christian Olsen, Deon Richmond, Eric Jungmann, Ron Lester, Cody McMains, Sam Huntington, Joanna Garcia, Lacey Chabert, Samm Levine, Cerina Vincent, Beverly Polcyn
All the usual characters–popular jock Jake (Chris Evans), nasty cheerleader Priscilla (Jaime Pressly), smart girl from the wrong side of the tracks Janey (Chyler Leigh), and undercover reporter Sadie(Beverly Polcyn)–attend John Hughes High School in this spoof on teen movies. Janey is an outcast with her plain looks and paint-spotted clothes, and Jake bets that he can transform her into the prom queen.
|Thomas and the Magic Railroad 2000 G, 85 min.|
Genre: Family / Fantasy
Director: Britt Allcroft
Cast: Alec Baldwin, Peter Fonda, Mara Wilson, Didi Conn, Russell Means, Michael E. Rodgers, Cody McMains, Jared Wall, Laura Bower, Lori Hallier, Edward Glen, Colm Feore, Linda Ballantyne, Neil Crone, Kevin Frank
This film is a gentle adventure meant to amuse young children. It succeeds in telling a story about two places–the magical Island of Sodor and the "real" town of Shining Time–and Mr. Conductor (Alec Baldwin) who uses his magic gold dust to travel on the magic railroad, which is pulled by the steam engine Thomas (voice of Edward Glen) and his friends. Thomas is having problems with the evil diesel engine, Diesel 10 (voice of Neil Crone), who wants to destroy a magical lost engine, which just happens to be in the possession of Burnett Stone (Peter Fonda), but nobody knows that Burnett has it.
|Tumbleweeds 1999 PG-13, 104 min.|
Genre: Drama / Comedy
Director: Gavin O'Connor
Cast: Janet McTeer, Kimberly J. Brown, Jay O. Sanders, Gavin O'Connor, Lois Smith, Laurel Holloman, Michael J. Pollard, Noah Emmerich, Ashley Buccille, Cody McMains, Linda Porter, Brian Tahash, Josh Carmichael, Sara Downing, Joel Polis
Mary Jo Walker (Janet McTeer) has run away from every person she has had a relationship with except for one person: her 12-year-old daughter, Ava (Kimberly J. Brown). As the story begins, this twosome are on the way to San Diego leaving behind Mary Jo's fourth husband. Once "settled in," Ava finds her niche, but Mary Jo is still a piece of work in progress. Janet McTeer received an Academy Award nomination for Best Actress.
|1. Big Bully (1996)|
2. Not Another Teen Movie (2001)
3. Thomas and the Magic Railroad (2000)
4. Tumbleweeds (1999)
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