|The Game 1997 R, 128 min.|
Genre: Action / Adventure / Thriller / Mystery
Director: David Fincher
Cast: Michael Douglas, Sean Penn, Deborah Kara Unger, James Rebhorn, Anna Katerina, Peter Donat, Carroll Baker, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Charles Martinet, Scott Hunter McGuire, John Aprea, Daniel Shorr, Elizabeth Dennehy, Florentine Mocanu, Caroline Barclay
Accepting an unusual birthday gift–for the "man who has everything"–from his brother Conrad (Sean Penn), wealthy recluse Nicholas Van Orton (Michael Douglas) enters the live-action "Game," a real-life game designed by Consumer Recreation Services. Nicholas' ordered lifestyle is turned upside down when he becomes deeply involved in the game and begins to suspect that his particular game is an attempt to steal his fortune, drive him insane, and even kill him.
|Gattaca 1997 PG-13, 112 min.|
Genre: Drama / Sci-Fi / Romance / Thriller
Director: Andrew Niccol
Cast: Ethan Hawke, Uma Thurman, Gore Vidal, Xander Berkeley, Alan Arkin, Jude Law, Loren Dean, Ernest Borgnine, Mason Gamble, Jayne Brook, Tony Shalhoub, Blair Underwood, Maya Rudolph, Una Damon, Elizabeth Dennehy
This science-fiction fable contemplates a world in which genetic engineering is used to achieve human perfection. Vincent (Ethan Hawke) was born with a heart defect but will sacrifice almost anything to be employed at Gattaca Corp. where he could achieve his dream: flying to the edge of the solar system. To get his foot in the door, Vincent assumes the identity of an athlete, Jerome (Jude Law). All goes well–until the head of Gattaca is murdered, and fingerprints are requested from all employees.
|The Prophecy II 1998 R, 87 min.|
Genre: Horror / Thriller
Director: Greg Spence
Cast: Christopher Walken, Russell Wong, Jennifer Beals, Brittany Murphy, Eric Roberts, Glenn Danzig, Steve Hytner, Bruce Abbott, William Prael, J.G. Hertzler, Renee Victor, Elizabeth Dennehy, Nicki Micheaux, Tom Towles, Danny Strong
This gory follow-on to the original finds Gabriel (Christopher Walken) being released by Lucifer, thus allowing Gabriel to continue his battle against humans and good angels (since God seems to favor those over the bad angels). But, he needs help from suicidal Izzy (Brittany Murphy) since he is not up on current-day technology.
|Welcome to Paradise 2007 PG, 105 min.|
Genre: Family / Drama
Director: Brent Huff
Cast: Crystal Bernard, Brian Dennehy, Bobby Edner, Brad Stine, William Shockley, Beth Grant, Ken Jenkins, Nick Searcy, Marianne Muellerleile, Timothy Stack, Connie Ray, Elizabeth Dennehy
A city preacher, Debbie Laramie (Crystal Bernard), and her son Hayden (Bobby Edner) arrive in the troubled, small town of Paradise, Texas, where, as a woman preacher, she is not treated warmly. The town has turned its back on needy citizens, but after an accidental fire burns down the church, the church members and Debbie work together to rebuild the church–and community relationships as well.
|1. The Game (1997)|
2. Gattaca (1997)
3. The Prophecy II (1998)
4. Welcome to Paradise (2007)
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