|About Schmidt 2002 R, 124 min.|
Director: Alexander Payne
Cast: Jack Nicholson, Hope Davis, Dermot Mulroney, Kathy Bates, June Squibb, Howard Hesseman, Len Cariou, Harry Goener, Connie Ray, Mark Venhuizen, Cheryl Hamada, Phil Reeves, James M. Connor, Matt Winston, Jill Anderson
Told through letters to a young Tanzanian orphan, recently retired and widowed Warren Schmidt's (Jack Nicholson) inner thoughts are revealed as he leaves in his Winnebago to perform one meaningful act in his now empty life. His mission: stop the impending marriage of his daughter Jeannie (Hope Davis) to Randall Hertzel (Dermot Mulroney), a man Warren can't stand. Once he arrives at the Hertzel home, Warren meets a family–including Roberta and Larry (Kathy Bates and Howard Hesseman)–unlike any he has ever known. Jack Nicholson received an Oscar nomination for Best Actor and Kathy Bates was nominated for Best Actress in a Supporting Role.
|Bobby Jones: Stroke of Genius 2004 PG, 126 min.|
Genre: Drama / Romance
Director: Rowdy Herrington
Cast: James Caviezel, Claire Forlani, Jeremy Northam, Malcolm McDowell, Connie Ray, Brett Rice, Aidan Quinn, Larry Thompson, Dan Albright, Alistair Begg, Kenny Alfonso, Tom Arcuragi, Devon Gearhart, Bubba Lewis, Paul Freeman
James Caviezel adeptly takes on the role of golfing great Bobby Jones who, at 28 years old, is the only golfer to win the Grand Slam–the U.S., British, and Amateur Opens–in a single year. Golf fans are sure to enjoy.
|Hope Floats 1998 PG-13, 113 min.|
Genre: Drama / Romance
Director: Forest Whitaker
Cast: Sandra Bullock, Harry Connick Jr., Gena Rowlands, Mae Whitman, Michael Pare, Cameron Finley, Kathy Najimy, Bill Cobbs, Connie Ray, Mona Lee Fultz, Alissa Alban, Sydney Berry, Rachel Snow, Christina Stojanovich, Dee Hennigan
Birdee Pruitt (Sandra Bullock) heads home to Smithville, Texas, after a messy divorce. With daughter Bernice (Mae Whitman) in tow, she moves in with her slightly offbeat mother, Ramona (Gena Rowlands). Then one day she runs into an old boyfriend, Justin Matisse (Harry Connick Jr.), who always seems to appear when needed and helps Birdee put her life back together.
|How to Deal 2003 PG-13, 101 min.|
Director: Clare Kilner
Cast: Mandy Moore, Allison Janney, Trent Ford, Alexandra Holden, Dylan Baker, Peter Gallagher, Nina Foch, Mackenzie Astin, Connie Ray, Mary Catherine Garrison, Sonja Smits, Laura Catalano
After her dad (Peter Gallagher) walks out on her mom (Allison Janney), Halley (Mandy Moore) begins to suspect that love is not all she had once believed it to be. Even as she begins to fall for a new guy, Macon (Trent Ford), her doubts continue.
|Ice Princess 2005 G, 92 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Drama
Director: Tim Fywell
Cast: Joan Cusack, Kim Cattrall, Michelle Trachtenberg, Hayden Panettiere, Trevor Blumas, Connie Ray, Kirsten Olson, Juliana Cannarozzo, Jocelyn Lai, Michelle Kwan, Brian Boitano
Physics whiz Casey Carlyle (Michelle Trachtenberg) dreams of being a champion figure skater despite her mother's (Joan Cusack) plan to send her to Harvard.
|Idle Hands 1999 R, 92 min.|
Director: Rodman Flender
Cast: Devon Sawa, Seth Green, Elden Henson, Jessica Alba, Christopher Hart, Vivica A. Fox, Jack Noseworthy, Katie Wright, Sean Whalen, Nicholas Sadler, Fred Willard, Connie Ray, Steve Van Wormer, Timothy Stack, Kelly Monaco
When Anton (Devon Sawa) becomes possessed by an evil spirit, he cannot control the spirit's desire to kill not only Anton's classmates and friends but also his parents (Fred Willard and Connie Ray) as well in this comedy/horror film.
|My Fellow Americans 1996 PG-13, 102 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Adventure
Director: Peter Segal
Cast: Jack Lemmon, James Garner, Dan Aykroyd, John Heard, Wilford Brimley, Lauren Bacall, Sela Ward, Everett McGill, Bradley Whitford, James Rebhorn, Esther Rolle, Jack Kehler, Tom Everett, Conchata Ferrell, Connie Ray
President William Haney (Dan Aykroyd) evades charges of his own involvement in a kickback scandal and finds his escape: he lays the blame on two former chief executives who directly preceded him as President. Ex-Presidents Russell P. Kramer (Jack Lemmon) and Matt Douglas (James Garner) are political enemies who become objects of Haney's assassination plot and join forces to survive.
|Speed 2: Cruise Control 1997 PG-13, 121 min.|
Genre: Action / Romance / Thriller
Director: Jan de Bont
Cast: Sandra Bullock, Jason Patric, Willem Dafoe, Temuera Morrison, Brian McCardie, Christine Firkins, Mike Hagerty, Colleen Camp, Lois Chiles, Francis Guinan, Tamia, Jeremy Hotz, Enrique Murciano, Bo Svenson, Connie Ray
Annie Porter (Sandra Bullock) and her boyfriend Alex Shaw (Jason Patric) embark on a cruise, and–as luck would have it–they opt for a ship that is destined for BIG trouble. John Geiger (Willem Dafoe) takes over the ship (via computers) as his method of revenge, and it is up to Annie and Alex to save the day.
|Welcome to Paradise 2007 PG, 105 min.|
Genre: Family / Drama
Director: Brent Huff
Cast: Crystal Bernard, Brian Dennehy, Bobby Edner, Brad Stine, William Shockley, Beth Grant, Ken Jenkins, Nick Searcy, Marianne Muellerleile, Timothy Stack, Connie Ray, Elizabeth Dennehy
A city preacher, Debbie Laramie (Crystal Bernard), and her son Hayden (Bobby Edner) arrive in the troubled, small town of Paradise, Texas, where, as a woman preacher, she is not treated warmly. The town has turned its back on needy citizens, but after an accidental fire burns down the church, the church members and Debbie work together to rebuild the church–and community relationships as well.
|1. About Schmidt (2002)|
2. Bobby Jones: Stroke of Genius (2004)
3. Hope Floats (1998)
4. How to Deal (2003)
5. Ice Princess (2005)
6. Idle Hands (1999)
7. My Fellow Americans (1996)
8. Speed 2: Cruise Control (1997)
9. Welcome to Paradise (2007)
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