|200 Cigarettes 1999 R, 96 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Drama / Romance
Director: Risa Bamon Garcia
Cast: Ben Affleck, Christina Ricci, Courtney Love, Janeane Garofalo, Martha Plimpton, Gaby Hoffmann, Kate Hudson, Paul Rudd, Casey Affleck, Catherine Kellner, Dave Chappelle, Elvis Costello, Angela Featherstone, Nicole Ari Parker, James F. Murphy
A collection of New York City's East Village revelers gather on New Year's Eve, 1981, in this romantic comedy that never quite hits the mark. Don't bother with this one.
|Basquiat 1996 R, 108 min.|
Director: Julian Schnabel
Cast: Jeffrey Wright, Michael Wincott, Benicio Del Toro, Claire Forlani, David Bowie, Dennis Hopper, Gary Oldman, Christopher Walken, Willem Dafoe, Parker Posey, Jean-Claude La Marre, Elina Lowensohn, Paul Bartel, Courtney Love, Tatum O'Neal
This is the biography of the young American painter Jean-Michel Basquiat (Jeffrey Wright) who began as a graffiti artist and soared to fame in the 1980s (due, in part, to the sponsorship of Andy Warhol) and was dead from a heroin overdose at the age of 28. 1 User Review
|Left me gazing at the stars reconsidering art and life||Iowa Girl 11/01/2011 |
| The obvious bounty of actors/actresses did not prove to overtake the life story of Basquiat. I first watched this movie in a Senior Seminar at Drake University in Des Moines, IA. The class was Writing about Art, something like that, and my two passions were rolled into one semester of intelligent thinking, observation and writing. This movie made a huge impact on me, and maybe it was the timing -- one semester past 9-11, but it made me reevaluating the intersections of life and art, artists and business, and the delicate line that seems to pull each away from the other. Love David Bowie!|
|Beat 2000 R, 91 min.|
Director: Gary Walkow
Cast: Courtney Love, Norman Reedus, Ron Livingston, Kiefer Sutherland, Daniel Martinez, Kyle Secor, Sam Trammell, Lisa Sheridan, Rene Rubio, Georgiana Sirbu, Patricia Llaca, Steve Hedden, Pedro Gonzalez, Alec Von Bargen, Tommy Perna
This film is based on the true story of the final weeks leading up to the death of Joan Vollmer (Courtney Love), who was killed during a William Tell-like trick by her husband, famous writer William S. Burroughs (Kiefer Sutherland). It also chronicles the beat generation, including some of the top writers that typified the generation. Was the killing really an accident?
|Feeling Minnesota 1996 R, 104 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Drama
Director: Steven Baigelman
Cast: Keanu Reeves, Vincent D'Onofrio, Cameron Diaz, Delroy Lindo, Dan Aykroyd, Tuesday Weld, Russell Konstans, David Alan Smith, Courtney Love, Drew Desmarais, Aaron Michael Metchik, Bill Shoppert, Steve Ghizoni, Jack Walsh, Buffy Sedlachek
Two brothers, Jjaks (Keanu Reeves) and Sam (Vincent D'Onofrio), scramble for the attention of Sam's wife, Freddie (Cameron Diaz).
|Julie Johnson 2001 N/R, 92 min.|
Director: Bob Gosse
Cast: Lili Taylor, Courtney Love, Noah Emmerich, Spalding Gray, Mischa Barton, Gideon Jacobs, Patrick Fitzgerald, Chuck Montgomery, Ali Marsh, Kelly Hill
Good friends Julie (Lili Taylor) and Claire (Courtney Love) enroll in a community college where Julie excels, and their lives change. First, Julie gets rid of husband Rick (Noah Emmerich), then Claire leaves her husband Mike (Patrick Fitzgerald), and the two women move in together.
|Kurt & Courtney 1998 N/R, 97 min.|
Director: Nick Broomfield
Cast: Nick Broomfield, Kurt Cobain, El Duce, Tom Grant, Hank Harrison, Courtney Love, Dylan Carlson, Larry Flynt, Sam Rubin, Vincent Schiavelli, Pat Smear
This documentary focuses on the mysterious death of rock star Kurt Cobain. According to the director, Nick Bromfield, it was a combination of being hooked on heroin and Courtney Love's dominating personality that brought about Cobain's untimely death.
|Man on the Moon 1999 R, 118 min.|
Genre: Drama / Comedy
Director: Milos Forman
Cast: Jim Carrey, Danny DeVito, Courtney Love, Paul Giamatti, George Shapiro, Vincent Schiavelli, Peter Bonerz, Jerry Lawler, Gerry Becker, Leslie Lyles, George Shapiro, Budd Friedman, Pamela Abdy, Cash Oshman, Matt Price
Jim Carrey plays the late comedian Andy Kaufman in this biography, which follows Kaufman from his days on the standup circuit, through his popular stint on "Taxi," and into the wrestling world where his feud with Jerry Lawler culminated in a fight on the Letterman show.
|The People vs. Larry Flynt 1996 R, 127 min.|
Director: Milos Forman
Cast: Woody Harrelson, Courtney Love, Edward Norton, James Cromwell, Crispin Glover, James Carville, Brett Harrelson, Donna Hanover, Vincent Schiavelli, Miles Chapin, Richard Paul, Burt Neuborne, Jan Triska, Cody Block, Ryan Post
This biography of the publisher of "Hustler" magazine, Larry Flynt (Woody Harrelson), focuses on Flynt's many legal battles over public decency. Courtney Love stands out in her role of Flynt's long-time lover and wife, Althea, who enjoys drugs, group sex, and bisexuality. The Flynts have made a fortune after creating the pornographic "Hustler" magazine, but now court cases ensue all over the country after Charles Keating (James Cromwell), who leads the Citizens for Decent Literature, legally attacks the magazine, and lawyer Alan Isaacman (Edward Norton) represents Flynt in cases that lead to the Supreme Court.
|Sid and Nancy 1986 R, 111 min.|
Genre: Drama / Musical
Director: Alex Cox
Cast: Gary Oldman, Chloe Webb, Andrew Schofield, David Hayman, Debby Bishop, Tony London, Courtney Love, Xander Berkeley, Sy Richardson, Sandy Baron, Perry Benson, Edward Tudor-Pole, Biff Yeager, Rusty Blitz, John Spaceley
This is the story of punk rocker Sid Vicious (Gary Oldman) and his American girlfriend, Nancy Spungen (Chloe Webb). After his rock group breaks up, heroin addict Vicious decides on a solo career and sets out on a U.S. tour. One morning, Nancy is found dead, and Vicious is arrested. Was her demise intentional, or was it really an accident? It is not a pretty story, but it should give punk rock fans an inside look at their drugged-out heroes.
|Straight to Hell 1987 R, 86 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Action / Western
Director: Alex Cox
Cast: Sy Richardson, Joe Strummer, Dick Rude, Courtney Love, Dennis Hopper, Grace Jones, Xander Berkeley, Jim Jarmusch, Miguel Sandoval, Gloria Miralles Ruiz, Sara Sugarman, Juan Uribe, Cait O'Riordan, Biff Yeager, Frank Murray
In this satire on Westerns, three hit men–Simms (Joe Strummer), Willy (Dick Rude), and Norwood (Sy Richardson)– rob a bank and head off with Norwood's girlfriend Velma (Courtney Love). Along the way, their car breaks down in the desert, and they hide out in a dusty, old town, which is run by the MacMahon Clan who are coffee addicts and spend their time on motorcycles. When Amos Dade (Jim Jarmusch) arrives on the scene to settle a score, a shoot-out is a certainty.
|Trapped 2002 R, 110 min.|
Genre: Drama / Thriller
Director: Luis Mandoki
Cast: Charlize Theron, Kevin Bacon, Courtney Love, Stuart Townsend, Pruitt Taylor Vince, Dakota Fanning, Gregory Bennett, Steve Rankin, Gary Chalk, Colleen Camp, Jodie Markell, Matt Koby, Gerry Becker, Andrew Airlie, Randi Lynne
When Joe and Cheryl Hickey (Kevin Bacon and Courtney Love) kidnap nine-year-old Abby Jennings (Dakota Fanning) from her wealthy family's home, the Jennings (Charlize Theron and Stuart Townsend) pose problems that are certain to threaten the Hickeys' plan for the "perfect crime."
|1. 200 Cigarettes (1999)|
2. Basquiat (1996)
3. Beat (2000)
4. Feeling Minnesota (1996)
5. Julie Johnson (2001)
6. Kurt & Courtney (1998)
7. Man on the Moon (1999)
8. The People vs. Larry Flynt (1996)
9. Sid and Nancy (1986)
10. Straight to Hell (1987)
11. Trapped (2002)
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