|Adaptation 2002 R, 110 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Drama / Romance
Director: Spike Jonze
Cast: Nicolas Cage, Meryl Streep, Chris Cooper, Tilda Swinton, Cara Seymour, Brian Cox, Judy Greer, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Ron Livingston, Jay Tavare, Stephen Tobolowsky, Gary Farmer, Doug Jones, Jim Beaver
Screenwriter Charlie Kaufman (Nicholas Cage) takes on the project of adapting Susan Orlean's (Meryl Streep) non-fiction book, "The Orchid Thief," into a movie. Orlean's story involves John Laroche's (Chris Cooper) poaching of "ghost orchids" from a Florida Everglades natural preserve. Charlie faces a mid-life crisis when his brother Donald (also played by Cage), who is following in his brother's footsteps as a screenwriter, moves in with him. Donald breezes through the writing of his assigned screenplay. Meanwhile, paranoid Charlie encounters more than a few problems writing his and, in the process, ends up as the subject in his script that tells of his inability to adapt Orlean's book into a film. Cooper won an Oscar for Best Actor in a Supporting Role; three other nominations were received, including Best Actor (Cage) and Actress in a Supporting Role (Streep). 1 User Review
|Rambling and boring||rambo 04/02/2012 |
|The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari 2006 N/R, 76 min.|
Genre: Horror / Mystery / Thriller
Director: David Lee Fisher
Cast: Judson Pearce Morgan, Daamen J. Krall, Doug Jones, Lauren Birkell, Neil Hopkins, William Gregory, Randy Mulkey, Time Winters, Richard Herd, Scott Lincoln, Tim Russ, John Bigham
Director David Lee Fisher draws on director Robert Wiene's 1920 German classic film in which Francis (Judson Pierce Morgan) and Alan (Neil Hopkins) visit the fair in Holstewall, Germany, where they meet hypnotist Dr. Caligari (Daamen J. Krall) in his tent. Caligari awakens a sleepwalker, Cesare (Doug Jones), who predicts that Alan has only one day to live. Within 24 hours, Alan is stabbed to death, and Francis sets out to investigate.
|Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer 2007 PG, 92 min.|
Genre: Action / Fantasy / Sci-Fi
Director: Tim Story
Cast: Ioan Gruffudd, Jessica Alba, Chris Evans, Michael Chiklis, Julian McMahon, Kerry Washington, Andre Braugher, Laurence Fishburne, Doug Jones, Beau Garrett, Brian Posehn, Zach Grenier, Dawn Chubai, Kevin McNulty, Andy Stahl
In this comic book film, the Fantastic Four–Reed Richards (Ioan Gruffudd), Sue Storm (Jessica Alba), Johnny Storm (Chris Evans), and Ben Grimm (Michael Chiklis)–are back. This time around, the Silver Surfer (Doug Jones, Voice of Laurence Fishburne) appears on the scene and ruins Sue and Reed's wedding. The Silver Surfer is an intergalactic traveler who has come to Earth to destroy it, and now the Fantastic Four step in to rescue their world. 1 User Review
|The Younger Brother||1fatts 10/15/2007 |
| Story goes like this: There were two brothers who worked together in business. They were liars, cheats, devious, cruel and unprincipled. When the elder of the two died, the clergyman called to give the eulogy found himself in a quandary: he did not want to lie, but, on the other hand, he could find no one who had anything whatever positive to say about the deceased. People he spoke to could not stop themselves from going on and on about how repugnant the man had been ethically, socially, morally, personally and professionally. The best the clergyman could come up with in his eulogy was: "No one I spoke to had a single bad word to say about him."|
As luck would have it, however, within a few weeks, the younger brother died as well. While he was also universally despised, he had simply not lived long enough to achieve the level of detestability that his older brother had mastered.
This proved the salvation of the poor clergyman, who could begin his eulogy with, "This was a man that we even more beloved than his older brother."
Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer is an even better film than the first Fantastic Four.
|Hellboy 2004 PG-13, 132 min.|
Genre: Adventure / Fantasy
Director: Guillermo del Toro
Cast: Ron Perlman, John Hurt, Selma Blair, Rupert Evans, Jeffrey Tambor, Karel Roden, Corey Johnson, Doug Jones, Biddy Hodson, David Hyde Pierce, Angus MacInnes, Brian Caspe, Brian Steele, Ladislav Beran, Kevin Trainor
During World War II, the Nazis conjured up a red-skinned devil baby. U.S. soldiers rescued him, named him Hellboy, and Professor Bruttenholm (John Hurt) took him under his wing. Flash ahead in time; seven-feet-tall Hellboy (Ron Perlman) is now a muscular, cigar-chomping spewer of one-liners who sports a red tail. Although he doesn't fit the typical description of an agent, the FBI uses him as their special weapon to protect the U.S. against supernatural powers.
|Hellboy Animated: Blood and Iron 2007 TV, 75 min.|
Genre: Animation / Horror / Thriller
Director: Victor Cook, Tad Stones
Cast: Ron Perlman, Selma Blair, Doug Jones, John Hurt, Peri Gilpin, Jim Cummings, James Arnold Taylor, J. Grant Albrecht, Kath Soucie, Cree Summer, Dee Dee Rescher, Rob Paulson, Grey DeLisle
In this animated adventure, Hellboy (voice of Ron Perlman), Liz Sherman (voice of Selma Blair), and Abe Sapien (voice of Doug Jones) join Professor "Broom" Bruttenholm (voice of John Hurt) in an upstate New York mansion to investigate whether or not it is haunted. It doesn't take long for them to learn that the mansion is swarming with ghosts, witches, a werewolf, and even the legendary vampire Erzsebet Onrushko (voice of Kath Soucie).
|Hellboy II: The Golden Army 2008 PG-13, 110 min.|
Genre: Action / Adventure / Fantasy / Comedy / Drama
Director: Guillermo del Toro
Cast: Ron Perlman, Selma Blair, Doug Jones, John Alexander, James Dodd, Seth MacFarlane, Luke Goss, Anna Walton, Jeffrey Tambor, John Hurt, Brian Steele, Andrew Hefler, Ivan Kamaras, Mike Kelly, Jeremy Zimmerman
That cigar-chomping agent, Hellboy (Ron Perlman), is back, and this time he battles the evil Prince Nuada (Luke Goss). Aiding Hellboy in his mission of using superpowers for good are his Bureau for Paranormal Research and Development colleagues: his girlfriend Liz (Selma Blair), Johann Krauss (John Alexander and James Dodd), and robotic/aquatic Abe Sapien (Doug Jones). In order to raise the Golden Army of wind-up people that lunge forward on springs for the powers of darkness, Prince Nuada must first reassemble the mystical crown that is being protected by his sister Princess Nuala (Anna Walton). Now, the future of mankind lies in the hands of Hellboy and his cohorts as they try to stop Prince Nuada from succeeding in his evil mission. An Academy Award nomination was received for Best Makeup.
|Legion 2010 R, 100 min.|
Genre: Fantasy / Action / Horror / Thriller
Director: Scott Stewart
Cast: Paul Bettany, Lucas Black, Tyrese Gibson, Adrianne Palicki, Jon Tenney, Charles S. Dutton, Kate Walsh, Dennis Quaid, Kevin Durand, Willa Holland, Jeanette Miller, Cameron Harlow, Josh Stamberg, Yancey Arias, Doug Jones
God loses his faith in the human race and sends a legion of angels to end its existence. Archangel Michael (Paul Bettany) wants to save the humans and speeds down to Earth ahead of the legion and arrives at the Paradise Falls Diner where pregnant waitress Charlie (Adrianne Palicki) is about to give birth to the savior of humanity. Michael gathers together a small group (Dennis Quaid, Charles Dutton, Lucas Black, Kate Walsh, and Tyrese Gibson) to fend off the angels' attack. 1 User Review
|Great action||Robinshine 02/23/2010 |
| An unrecognized work of art with lots of weird, offbeat action that is hair raising and chilling. Mr. Quaid almost ruins it with his stiffly poorly actted portrayal but salvages his performance in time to keep the movie compelling.|
|Pan's Labyrinth 2006 R, 112 min.|
Genre: Foreign / Drama / Horror / Fantasy
Director: Guillermo del Toro
Cast: Sergi Lopez, Maribel Verdu, Ariadna Gil, Ivana Baquero, Alex Angulo, Roger Casamajor, Doug Jones, Manolo Solo, Cesar Vea, Ivan Massague, Gonzalo Uriarte, Eusebio Lazaro
In 1944, young Ofelia (Ivana Baquero) moves to Northern Spain with her pregnant mother, Carmen (Ariadna Gil), where they join Carmen's new husband, Capitan Vidal (Sergi Lopez). With post-war Fascist repression in full swing and her new father serving as one of Franco's officers, Ofelia retreats into her own private world and meets the goat-god Pan (Doug Jones) who tells her that she is not human but is, instead, Princess Moanna who is the daughter of the King of the Underworld. In Ofilia's fable, in order to regain her status of princess, she must complete three tasks, which include killing a huge toad that lurks under a fig tree. Four Academy Award were received, including Best Foreign Film, and two other nominations were received. 1 User Review
|A true work of art!||davveb 02/02/2007 |
| What time is it? Do you have to obey? The aerchtypal princess is within you if you can face your |
fears. First begin with nothing. The vision will appear to you in all it's terror. The inside will become the outside. Who is your daddy?? Do not give in to temptation.
The sacrifice of the inocent may open things up for your rembrance of the deap old ways, including what we would call magic. The first step may be the realization of the stunning real-surreal BEAUTY all too close to you. Same as it ever was!
|Warriors of Virtue 1997 PG, 103 min.|
Genre: Action / Fantasy
Director: Ronny Yu
Cast: Angus Macfadyen, Mario Yedidia, Marley Shelton, Chao-Li Chi, Dennis Dun, Jack Tate, Doug Jones, Don W. Lewis, J. Todd Adams, Adrienne Corcoran
Young Ryan (Mario Yedidia) travels through a whirlpool to the land of Tao where he encounters the evil Komodo (Angus Macfadyen) but is saved by lessons learned from five humanoid Kangaroos, which represent fire, metal, wood, water, and earth. 1 User Review
|the best||yeah 02/08/2007 |
| i hope thet make a real sequel|
|1. Adaptation (2002)|
2. The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (2006)
3. Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer (2007)
4. Hellboy (2004)
5. Hellboy Animated: Blood and Iron (2007)
6. Hellboy II: The Golden Army (2008)
7. Legion (2010)
8. Pan's Labyrinth (2006)
9. Warriors of Virtue (1997)
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