|Bully 2001 N/R, 105 min.|
Genre: Drama / Thriller
Director: Larry Clark
Cast: Brad Renfro, Rachel Miner, Nick Stahl, Bijou Phillips, Michael Pitt, Kelli Garner, Daniel Franzese, Leo Fitzpatrick, Deborah Smith Ford, Larry Clark, Nathalie Paulding, Jessica Sutta, Ed Amatrudo, Steve Raulerson, Judy Clayton
Based on Jim Schultze's book, "Bully: A True Story of High School Revenge"–relating facts surrounding a Fort Lauderdale beating death by teens in 1993–director Larry Clark brings this shocking story to film. The result is the depiction of a youth culture that shows how a group is capable of performing acts that none of its members would do alone.
|Mean Girls 2004 PG-13, 95 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Drama
Director: Mark Waters
Cast: Lindsay Lohan, Rachel McAdams, Lizzy Caplan, Lacey Chabert, Amanda Seyfried, Tina Fey, Daniel Franzese, Tim Meadows, Amy Poehler, Ana Gasteyer, Neil Flynn, Jonathan Bennett, Rajiv Surendra, Elana Shilling, Graham Kartna
Previously home-schooled in Africa, Cady (Lindsay Lohan) moves to Chicago and enters North Shore High School where she makes friends with rebels Janis (Lizzy Caplan) and Damian (Daniel Franzese). Then, Regina (Rachel McAdams), Gretchen (Lacey Chabert), and Karen (Amanda Seyfriend) invite Cady to join a catty clique. She accepts and then finds that her new group hates the rebels. Cady becomes a mean girl but ends up in a battle against the members of the clique when she discovers that they define social acceptability at the school.
|Stateside 2004 R, 97 min.|
Genre: Drama / Romance / Musical
Director: Reverge Anselmo
Cast: Rachael Leigh Cook, Jonathan Tucker, Joe Mantegna, Val Kilmer, Ed Begley Jr., Penny Marshall, Carrie Fisher, Zena Grey, Agnes Bruckner, Diane Venora, Daniel Franzese, Michael Godere, Bridget Barkan, Paul Le Mat, Billy Lush
Wealthy, rebellious, teenager Mark (Jonathan Tucker) meets schizophrenic Dori (Rachael Leigh Cook) when he visits her roommate in a mental hospital. Sparks fly, but Mark must report to Parris Island for boot camp. Despite difficulties with Marine Corps drill sergeant SDI Skeer (Val Kilmer), Mark's longing for Dori keeps him on the right path. But, will her illness and his lifestyle allow for a healthy relationship?
|War of the Worlds 2005 PG-13, 117 min.|
Genre: Action / Sci-Fi / Adventure / Drama / Thriller
Director: Steven Spielberg
Cast: Tom Cruise, Dakota Fanning, Justin Chatwin, Miranda Otto, Tim Robbins, David Alan Basche, Yul Vazquez, Rick Gonzalez, Lenny Venito, Lisa Ann Walter, Daniel Franzese, Gene Barry, Ann Robinson, Roz Abrams, Michael Brownlee
Adapted from H.G. Wells' 1898 novel, this story involves a deadbeat father, Ray Ferrier (Tom Cruise), trying to regain a relationship with his children–Robbie (Justin Chatwin) and Rachel (Dakota Fanning)–when a three-legged alien that attacks humans appears on the scene. Will Ray be able to save his kids? Three Academy Award nominations were received (Best Sound Editing, Sound Mixing, and Visual Effects).
|1. Bully (2001)|
2. Mean Girls (2004)
3. Stateside (2004)
4. War of the Worlds (2005)
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