|21 Grams 2003 R, 125 min.|
Genre: Drama / Thriller
Director: Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu
Cast: Sean Penn, Naomi Watts, Benicio Del Toro, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Clea DuVall, Danny Huston, Melissa Leo, Marc Musso, Teresa Delgado, Carly Nahon, Claire Pakis, Stephen Bridgewater, Nick Nichols, John Rubinstein, Denis O'Hare
This story leaps forward and backward in time featuring short moments in the lives of three strangers–Paul Rivers (Sean Penn), Jack Jordan (Benicio Del Toro), and Cristina Peck (Naomi Watts)–whose lives are forever changed by one horrific accident. Naomi Watts was nominated for an Oscar for Best Actress, and Benicio Del Toro was nominated for Best Supporting Actor.
|The Anniversary Party 2001 R, 115 min.|
Genre: Drama / Comedy
Director: Alan Cumming, Jennifer Jason Leigh
Cast: Alan Cumming, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Gwyneth Paltrow, Kevin Kline, Phoebe Cates, Jane Adams, John C. Reilly, John Benjamin Hickey, Parker Posey, Denis O'Hare, Owen Kline, Greta Kline, Clara Demedrano, Norizzela Monterroso, Jennifer Beals
Joe and Sally Therrian (Alan Cumming and Jennifer Jason Leigh) have reunited after a year's separation–just in time for their sixth wedding anniversary. Friends are invited to their home and presents exchanged, but, when the drug Ecstasy is passed around, the party takes a dreadful turn.
|Awake 2007 R, 84 min.|
Genre: Drama / Thriller
Director: Joby Harold
Cast: Hayden Christensen, Jessica Alba, Terrence Howard, Lena Olin, Christopher McDonald, Sam Robards, Arliss Howard, Fisher Stevens, Georgina Chapman, David Harbour, Steven Hinkle, Denis O'Hare
Wealthy and successful Clay Beresford (Hayden Christensen) needs a heart transplant and wants his friend Dr. Jack Harper (Terrence Howard) to perform the surgery. In the meantime, Clay marries Sam (Jessica Alba) who is his mother Lilith's (Lena Olin) assistant and the last person in the world Lilith wants her son to marry. The same night that Clay and Sam marry, he is told there is a heart for him, Dr. Larry Lupin (Christopher McDonald) administers the anesthesia, and the operation begins. But, the anesthesia is not working correctly, Clay can feel everything, and he learns that the doctors are going to kill him and take his money. Horror sets in for Clay in the operating room, while his new wife Sam struggles with her own decisions in the waiting room.
|Baby Mama 2008 PG-13, 96 min.|
Director: Michael McCullers
Cast: Amy Poehler, Tina Fey, Greg Kinnear, Dax Shepard, Romany Malco, Sigourney Weaver, Steve Martin, Maura Tierney, Stephen Mailer, Holland Taylor, James Rebhorn, Denis O'Hare, Kevin Collins, Will Forte, Fred Armisen
Kate Holbrook (Tina Fey) is an overachieving vice-president at Round Earth organic markets. But, she has never had a child, and that is something she wants more than anything else. When she learns that her chances of getting pregnant are nil, Kate's solution is to contact a fertility agency run by Chaffee Bicknell (Sigourney Weaver) and decides that Angie (Amy Poehler) will be the surrogate mother. A short time later, when now-pregnant Angie appears at Kate's door with no place to live, Kate invites her to move in. Chaos and comedy reign as the slovenly Angie takes over Kate's well-ordered world.
|The Changeling 2008 140, R min.|
Genre: Drama / Mystery
Director: Clint Eastwood
Cast: Angelina Jolie, John Malkovich, Jeffrey Donovan, Michael Kelly, Colm Feore, Jason Butler Harner, Amy Ryan, Geoffrey Pierson, Denis O'Hare, Frank Wood, Peter Gerety, Reed Birney, Gattlin Griffith, Devon Conti, Michelle Martin
In 1928, single-mom Christine's (Angelina Jolie) nine-year-old son Walter (Gattlin Griffith) goes missing, and the LAPD steps in to solve the mystery. Months later, the LAPD claims to have solved the case and delivers a young boy, who says he is Walter, to Christine. Although Christine knows the boy is not her son, she takes him into her home. Finding an ally in activist radio preacher Reverend Briegleb (John Malkovich), Christine then presses police Captain Jones (Jeffrey Donovan) to keep looking for Walter. But, in the 1920s, women do not take on the police, and Christine is slandered and depicted as being an unfit mother. The film received three Academy Award nominations including a Best Actress nomination forAngelina Jolie.
|Charlie Wilson's War 2007 R, 97 min.|
Genre: Drama / Comedy
Director: Mike Nichols
Cast: Tom Hanks, Julia Roberts, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Amy Adams, Ned Beatty, Emily Blunt, Om Puri, Ken Stott, John Slattery, Denis O'Hare, Jud Tylor, Christopher Denham, Brian Markinson, Peter Gerety
Based on George Crile's popular book, this story, based on fact, involves funding for a covert war operation, which provided money and weapons to Afghan rebels. Liberal living and thinking Texas playboy congressman Charlie Wilson (Tom Hanks) joins forces with CIA Agent Gust Avrakotos (Philip Seymour Hoffman) and wealthy, anti-communist Joanne Herring (Julia Roberts). Charlie manages to squeeze money out of a House subcommittee giving the Afghan resistance the means to fight off the Soviet invaders. Throughout the 1980s, money was provided, and, by the end of the decade, the Soviets were on the run–thanks to Charlie. Hoffman received an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor.
|Duplicity 2009 PG-13, 125 min.|
Genre: Drama / Thriller
Director: Tony Gilroy
Cast: Clive Owen, Julia Roberts, Tom Wilkinson, Paul Giamatti, Dan Daily, Lisa Roberts Gillan, David Shumbris, Rick Worthy, Oleg Shtefanko, Denis O'Hare, Wayne Duvall, Khan Baykal, Kathleen Chalfant, Thomas McCarthy, Fabrizio Brienza
While attending a cocktail party, CIA operative Ray Koval (Clive Owen) and MI6 agent Claire Stenwick (Julia Roberts) are attracted to each other and begin a love affair. Later, they both quit their jobs and enter the world of corporate espionage as each sets out to secure a product's formula that will bring a fortune to the corporation that patents it first. Ray and Claire now find themselves on opposite sides of the corporate warfare between rivals Dick Garsil (Paul Giamatti) and Howard Tully (Tom Wilkinson) who will use any means necessary to get the patent rights.
|Garden State 2004 R, 109 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Drama / Romance
Director: Zach Braff
Cast: Zach Braff, Natalie Portman, Peter Sarsgaard, Ian Holm, Ron Leibman, Jean Smart, Armando Riesco, Method Man, Denis O'Hare, Jackie Hoffman, Ann Dowd, Debbon Ayer, Alex Burns, George C. Wolfe, Michael Weston
Long estranged from his family, Andrew (Zach Braff) returns home for his mother's funeral where he must deal with relatives and friends he knew in high school. Ever since he caused the accident that paralyzed his mother (Andrew was nine years old at the time), Andrew has been taking anti-depressants, prescribed by his psychiatrist father (Ian Holm). While home for the funeral, Andrew gets rid of his meds and falls in love with Sam (Natalie Portman).
|Hamlet 2000 TV, 178 min.|
Director: Campbell Scott, Eric Simonson
Cast: Campbell Scott, Blair Brown, Roscoe Lee Browne, Lisa Gay Hamilton, Jamey Sheridan, Marcus Giamatti, John Benjamin Hickey, Michael Imperioli, Byron Jennings, Dan Moran, Denis O'Hare, Sam Robards, Roger Guenveur Smith, Bill Buell, David Debesse
This made-for-TV production of Shakespeare's tragedy of Hamlet (Campbell Scott) is based on co-director/star Campbell Scott's earlier theatrical production. It has been updated to late 19th century America and captures most of the bard's story about Hamlet's mother Gertrude (Blair Brown) marrying her brother-in-law Claudius (Jamey Sheridan) soon after Hamlet's father was murdered. His father's ghost (Byron Jennings) appears, tells Hamlet that Claudius killed him, and orders Hamlet to avenge his death. Hamlet fakes madness to avoid suspicion, and the murders and suicide begin–including those of Claudius, Gertrude, Polonius (Roscoe Lee Brown), and Polonius' daughter Ophelia (Lisa Gay Hamilton), and even Hamlet.
|Michael Clayton 2007 R, 119 min.|
Genre: Drama / Thriller
Director: Tony Gilroy
Cast: George Clooney, Tilda Swinton, Sean Cullen, Tom Wilkinson, Sydney Pollack, Michael O'Keefe, Ken Howard, Denis O'Hare, Robert Prescott, Austin Williams, Merritt Wever, David Lansbury, Bill Raymond, David Zayas
Corporate lawyer Michael Clayton (George Clooney) routinely gets damage control assignments from his Manhattan law firm, and when the firm's lead attorney Arthur Edens (Tom Wilkinson) suffers a mental breakdown during a deposition, Clayton steps in to meet the largest challenge of his career. It appears that Eden has uncovered the fact that the company, U/North, he was representing was guilty of putting a carcinogenic pesticide on the market and claiming innocence. Meanwhile, U/North's chief counsel Karen Crowder (Tilda Swinton) steps in and offers a solution to relieve her employer from paying out billions. Will Clayton take the money and run, or will he stand firm in what he knows is right? The film received an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress (Swinton); six other nominations included Best Picture, Actor (Clooney), Supporting Actor (Wilkinson), Supporting Actress (Swinton), and Director.
|A Mighty Heart 2007 R, 108 min.|
Genre: Drama / Thriller
Director: Michael Winterbottom
Cast: Angelina Jolie, Dan Futterman, Archie Panjabi, Irrfan Khan, Will Patton, Denis O'Hare, Adnan Siddiqui, Gary Wilmes, Jeffry Kaplow, Perrine Moran, Amy Rosenthal, Amy Shindler, Sajid Hasan, Mohammed Afzal
This story centers on the courage of the pregnant wife, Mariane (Angelina Jolie), of "Wall Street Journal" reporter Daniel Pearl (Dan Futterman). In 2002, Daniel was kidnapped in Pakistan where he planned to interview an Islamic cleric with ties to the "shoe bomber" Richard Reid. Daniel was kidnapped, accused of being a spy for the CIA, and later killed. The focus is on the hunt for the kidnappers as a team of FBI agents, Pakistani investigators, and journalists assemble at Mariane's compound where they ask questions and wait for answers for five agonizing weeks.
|Milk 2008 R, 127 min.|
Director: Gus Van Sant
Cast: Sean Penn, Emile Hirsch, Josh Brolin, Diego Luna, James Franco, Alison Pill, Victor Garber, Denis O'Hare, Joseph Cross, Stephen Spinella, Lucas Grabeel, Brandon Boyce, Howard Rosenman, Kelvin Yu, Jeff Koons
Harvey Milk (Sean Penn) was serving as a spokesman for the gay rights' movement when he was assassinated in 1978. This film involves the bigotry Milk experienced while organizing San Francisco's gay community to gain political clout and stand up for their rights. Milk is elected to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors and fights for the rights of not only the gay community but senior citizens and union workers as well and, in the process, gives hope to those in need. Among his problems is his continuing battle with another supervisor, Dan White (Josh Brolin). The film won two Academy Awards, including Best Actor (Penn) and was nominated for six other Oscars, including Best Picture, Director, and Supporting Actor (Josh Brolin).
|Once Upon a Mattress 2005 TV, 90 min.|
Genre: Musical / Fantasy
Director: Kathleen Marshall
Cast: Carol Burnett, Tracey Ullman, Denis O'Hare, Zooey Deschanel, Matthew Morrison, Michael Boatman, Tom Smothers, Edward Hibbert, Michelle Harrison, Paul Becker
Carol Burnette takes over the role of Queen Aggravain (Burnette played Princess Winnifred in the 1950s' Broadway musical) in this made-for-TV adaptation of the story about a queen who would not let anyone marry before her son, Prince Dauntless (Denis O'Hare), is wed. This time around, Tracey Ullman assumes the role of Princess Winnifred.
|River Red 1998 R, 104 min.|
Director: Eric Drilling
Cast: Tom Everett Scott, David Moscow, Cara Buono, David Lowery, Denis O'Hare, Michael Kelly, Leo Burmester, Tibor Feldman, James Murtaugh, Michael Angarano
Set in the backwoods of New Hampshire, this is the macabre tale of Dave Holden (Tom Everett Scott) murdering his hated father, of brother Tom (David Moscow) taking the blame, and Dave suffering his own personal punishment through a life of petty crime.
|Rocket Science 2007 R, 101 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Drama
Director: Jeffrey Blitz
Cast: Reece Thompson, Anna Kendrick, Nicholas D'Agosto, Vincent Piazza, Aaron Yoo, Josh Kay, Steve Park, Maury Ginsberg, Utkarsh Ambudkar, Denis O'Hare, Lisbeth Bartlett, Candace Scholz, Virginia Frank, Marilyn Yoblick
Shy, high-school student Hal Hefner (Reece Thompson) stutters; however, with encouragement from debating star Ginny Ryerson (Anna Kendrick), Hal joins the debate team. Hal adores Ginny, and to help her win the New Jersey State Debate Championship, which she lost the previous year, he adopts a number of ploys to correct his stuttering problem. One solution: memorize his speech and then perform it to the tune of "The Battle Hymn of the Republic."
|Stephanie Daley 2007 R, 91 min.|
Director: Hilary Brougher
Cast: Tilda Swinton, Amber Tamblyn, Timothy Hutton, Denis O'Hare, Jim Gaffigan, Deirdre O'Connell, Melissa Leo, Halley Feiffer, Kel O'Neill, Neal Huff, John Ellison Conlee, Vincent Piazza, Marceline Hugot, Kaiulani Lee, Novella Nelson
Sixteen-year-old Stephanie Daley (Amber Tamblyn) gives birth in the ladies' room during a school ski trip. Later, when the fetus is discovered dead, and, although she claims the baby was stillborn, Stephanie faces murder charges. Forensic psychologist Lydie Crane (Tilda Swinton) is assigned to meet with Stephanie to determine whether or not she is telling the truth. During their sessions Lydie, who is pregnant, deals with her own guilt about a previous pregnancy that ended in a stillbirth as well as her confused feelings about the baby she is now carrying.
|1. 21 Grams (2003)|
2. The Anniversary Party (2001)
3. Awake (2007)
4. Baby Mama (2008)
5. The Changeling (2008)
6. Charlie Wilson's War (2007)
7. Duplicity (2009)
8. Garden State (2004)
9. Hamlet (2000)
10. Michael Clayton (2007)
11. A Mighty Heart (2007)
12. Milk (2008)
13. Once Upon a Mattress (2005)
14. River Red (1998)
15. Rocket Science (2007)
16. Stephanie Daley (2007)
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