|Dead Poets Society 1989 PG, 128 min.|
Director: Peter Weir
Cast: Robin Williams, Robert Sean Leonard, Ethan Hawke, Josh Charles, Gale Hansen, Dylan Kussman, Allelon Ruggiero, Norman Lloyd, Kurtwood Smith, James Waterston, Carla Belver, Leon Pownall, George Martin, Joe Aufiery
An interesting, unconventional literature teacher, John Keating (Robin Williams), in "the best prep school in America" challenges his students to question conventional views. A great performance by Williams, who was nominated for an Oscar. The film also received nominations for Best Picture and Director, and won for Best Writing.
|My Sister's Keeper 2002 TV, 95 min.|
Director: Ron Lagomarsino
Cast: Kathy Bates, Elizabeth Perkins, Lynn Redgrave, Bobby Harwell, Kathleen Wilhoite, David St. James, Jascha Washington, Kimberly J. Brown, Hallee Hirsh, Ann Cusack, Clark Gregg, Susan Krebs, Dylan Kussman, Annie O'Donnell, Alyson Reed
Based on a true story, this film was a Hallmark Hall of Fame presentation. Christine (Kathy Bates), mentally ill since birth, has been in and out of mental institutions and desires independence. Her mother (Lynn Redgrave) is domineering, and this further increases Christine's desire for freedom. When her mother dies, Christine's sister, Judy (Elizabeth Perkins), is appointed Christine's trustee. This is Judy's story of how she copes with the situation.
|The Way of the Gun 2000 R, 119 min.|
Genre: Drama / Action / Thriller
Director: Christopher McQuarrie
Cast: Ryan Phillippe, Benicio Del Toro, Juliette Lewis, Taye Diggs, Nicky Katt, Scott Wilson, James Caan, Dylan Kussman, Kristin Lehman, Geoffrey Lewis, Henry Griffin, Armando Guerrero, Andres Orozco, Jan Jensen, Neil Pollock
In this violent thriller, petty criminals–Parker (Ryan Phillippe) and Longbaugh (Benicio Del Toro)–kidnap surrogate mother Robin (Juliette Lewis), whose unborn infant is fathered by the very wealthy Hale Chidduck (Scott Wilson). Their goal: ransom money. Unfortunately, Parker and Longbaugh did not count on Chidduck's underworld connections before they set out to collect the $15 million ransom from him.
|Wild Hearts Can't Be Broken 1991 G, 88 min.|
Genre: Family / Drama / Romance
Director: Steve Miner
Cast: Gabrielle Anwar, Cliff Robertson, Michael Schoeffling, Dylan Kussman, Kathleen York, Frank Renzulli, Nancy Moore Atchison, Lisa Norman, Lorianne Collins, Elizabeth Hayes, Michael J. Matusiak, Laura Lee Norton, Jeff Woodward, David Massry, Cheri Brown
Sonora (Gabrielle Anwar) joins a carnival where Dr. Carver (Cliff Robertson) teaches her how to ride stunt horses. Her dream is to be a "diving girl" diving with her horse into 40 feet of water. She succeeds, falls in love with Al (Michael Schoeffling), and suffers a tragedy of blindness that she bravely overcomes. Good Disney fare.
|Wild Things 2 2004 R, 94 min.|
Director: Jack Perez
Cast: Susan Ward, Leila Arcieri, Isaiah Washington, Joe Michael Burke, Anthony John Denison, Linden Ashby, Katie Stuart, Dorit Wolf, Brett Gilbert, Michael Chieffo, Dylan Kussman, Chad Gordon, Kathy Neff, Ski Carr, Kimberly Atkinson
More of a remake than a sequel to the popular "Wild Things," this direct-to-video/DVD effort follows Brittney (Susan Ward), a rich girl by virtue of her mother (Kathy Neff) having married wealthy Niles Dunlap (Anthony John Denison). After her mother commits suicide and her stepfather dies in a crash, Brittany finds that she is essentially cut out of the will. Another complication results when Maya (Leila Arcieri) arrives in town claiming to be the illegitimate daughter of the dead man. Enter insurance investigator Terence (Isaiah Washington) who begins to question whether the crash was really an accident. Could the two girls be involved in an insurance scam?
|1. Dead Poets Society (1989)|
2. My Sister's Keeper (2002)
3. The Way of the Gun (2000)
4. Wild Hearts Can't Be Broken (1991)
5. Wild Things 2 (2004)
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