|Grace is Gone 2007 PG-13, 85 min.|
Director: James C. Strouse
Cast: John Cusack, Shelan O'Keefe, Gracie Bednarczyk, Alessandro Nivola, Dana Lynne Gilhooley, Katie Honaker, Doug Dearth, Doug James, Marisa Tomei, Penny Slusher, Mary Kay Place, Emily Churchill, Rebecca Spence
While his wife Grace ((voice of Katie Honaker) has been fighting in Iraq, Stanley (John Cusack) has been tending to their daughters–eight-year-old Dawn (Gracie Bednarczyk) and 12-year-old Heidi (Shelan O'Keefe)–at their home in Minnesota. One day, an Army captain (Doug Dearth) and a chaplain (Doug James) appear at the door to tell Stanley that Grace has died. As his method of putting off telling his daughters the news about their mother, Stanley takes the girls to a Florida amusement park. On the long car trip south, Stanley and the girls become closer despite the fact that Stanley knows that the time is coming when he must tell the girls about their mother.
|War, Inc. 2008 R, 106 min.|
Genre: Action / Comedy / Drama / Thriller
Director: Joshua Seftel
Cast: John Cusack, Hilary Duff, Marisa Tomei, Joan Cusack, Dan Aykroyd, Ben Kingsley, Sergej Trifunovic, Ned Bellamy, Montel Williams, Lyubomir Neikov, George Zlatarev, Nikoli Standev, Ben Cross, Doug Dearth
Assassin Brand Hauser (John Cusack) is hired by former U.S. Vice President (Dan Aykoyd)–who now heads American corporation Tamerlane–to kill oil baron Omar Sharif (Lyubomir Neikov). Hauser poses as the head of a trade show in war-torn Turaqistan. The show stars pop superstar Yonica Babyyeah (Hilary Duff) who is married to powerful Ook-Mi-Fay Taqnufmini (Sergej Trifunovic). All goes well–until American reporter Natalie Hegalhuzen (Marisa Tomei) appears on the scene suspicious of foul play and suspecting another case of U.S. involvement in the Middle East.
|1. Grace is Gone (2007)|
2. War, Inc. (2008)
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