|Benjamin's Woman 1991 N/R, 90 min.|
Genre: Foreign / Comedy
Director: Carlos Carrera
Cast: Eduardo Lopez Rojas, Arcelia Ramirez, Malena Doria, Eduardo Palomo, Juan Carlos Colombo, Ana Bertha Espin, Farnesio de Bernal, Vivian Cruz, Enrique Gardiel, Ruben Marquez, Luis Ignacio Erazo, Ignacio Ortiz, Jorge Gutierrez, Pueblo Lopez Ibarra, Chispita Veracruzana
Benjamin (Eduardo Lopez Rojas) works in his small-town store with his obnoxious sister (Malena Doria), with whom he also lives. When not working, he hangs out with a bunch of his old friends. One day lovely teenager Natividad (Arcelia Ramirez) walks by, and Benjamin falls in love. He and his buddies formulate a plan to kidnap her, but when he has her in his apartment, he is too shy to do anything. Natividad, on the other hand, thinks he is a good catch and takes over the household.
|Death and the Compass 1996 N/R, 87 min.|
Director: Alex Cox
Cast: Peter Boyle, Christopher Eccleston, Miguel Sandoval, Zaide Silvia Gutierrez, Pedro Armendariz Jr., Alonso Echanove, Ariane Pellicer, Gabriela Gurrola, Roberto Sosa, Bruno Bichir, Eduardo Lopez Rojas
This tale is set in what appears to be a futuristic city where a popular detective, Erik Lonnrot (Peter Boyle), is working on the case of a murdered rabbi. He believes that the murder was occult motivated, but his superior believes it was a simple botched theft by a notorious criminal. Another death further convinces Erik that his theory is correct. The story plays out in a surreal environment as good fights evil.
|Herod's Law 2000 R, 120 min.|
Genre: Foreign / Drama
Director: Luis Estrada
Cast: Damian Alcazar, Pedro Armendariz Jr., Leticia Huijara, Eduardo Lopez Rojas, Salvador Sanchez, Isela Vega, Alex Cox, Guillermo Gil, Luis de Icaza, Juan Carlos Colombo, Manuel Ojeda, Ernesto Gomez Cruz
In 1949, a loyal party member–junkyard custodian Juan Vargas (Damian Alcazar)–is appointed mayor of a small Mexican town where corruption runs rampant. It doesn't take long before Juan learns and adopts the already-accepted process of bribes, abuse, and blackmail as the methods to accomplish what he wants for his town.
|McHale's Navy 1997 PG, 108 min.|
Director: Bryan Spicer
Cast: Tom Arnold, Dean Stockwell, Debra Messing, David Alan Grier, Tim Curry, Ernest Borgnine, Bruce Campbell, French Stewart, Danton Stone, Brian Haley, Honorato Magaloni, Eduardo Lopez Rojas
Retired skipper McHale (Tom Arnold) steams around the Caribbean in his PT boat peddling his wares to the sailors. But his old foe, Vladikov (Tim Curry), is tired of being called the "second best terrorist" and takes over an island on which to take over the world by building a nuclear site. So McHale is brought out of retirement, gathers his motley old crew, and attempts to stop this nonsense. Speaking of nonsense... Highlight: the original McHale in the 1960s' TV series, Ernest Borgnine, puts in an appearance.
|My Family 1995 R, 125 min.|
Director: Gregory Nava
Cast: Edward James Olmos, Jimmy Smits, Esai Morales, Eduardo Lopez Rojas, Scott Bakula, Mary Steenburgen, Dedee Pfeiffer, Jenny Gago, Constance Marie, Lupe Ontiveros
Three generations of a Mexican-American family from the early 1900s until today are chronicled in this excellent production.
|The Realm of Fortune 1986 N/R, 132 min.|
Genre: Foreign / Drama
Director: Arturo Ripstein
Cast: Ernesto Gomez Cruz, Blanca Guerra, Alejandro Parodi, Zaide Silvia Gutierrez, Margarita Sanz, Ernesto Yanez, Alberto Estrella, Luisa Huertas, Eduardo Lopez Rojas, Ignacio Retes, Juan Antonio Llanes, Carlos Cardan, Lolo Navarro, Socorro Avelar, Edmundo Barahona
This is the tale of the rise and fall of a mentally weak peasant who, at the story's beginning, lives with his mother and reports the news while walking the town. He also announces cock fights, a sport he loves. He is given an near-dead cock and makes it into a great fighter, which, in turn, makes him rich. But what goes up must come down, sometimes with tragic results.
|1. Benjamin's Woman (1991)|
2. Death and the Compass (1996)
3. Herod's Law (2000)
4. McHale's Navy (1997)
5. My Family (1995)
6. The Realm of Fortune (1986)
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