|Angela's Ashes 1999 R, 145 min.|
Director: Alan Parker
Cast: Emily Watson, Robert Carlyle, Joe Breen, Ciaran Owens, Michael Legge, Ronnie Masterson, Pauline McLynn, Liam Carney, Eanna MacLiam, Andrew Bennett, Shane Murray-Corcoran, Devon Murray, Peter Halpin, Daire Lynam, Ben O'Gorman
Set in Ireland and based on the best-selling true story by Frank McCourt (played by Joe Breen as a child, Ciaran Owens as a pre-teen, and Michael Legge as a teenager), this is his story of growing up in poverty. Frank was born in Brooklyn, but his parents Angela (Emily Watson) and Malachy (Robert Carlyle) take the family home to Limerick, Ireland where they suffer heartbreak and tribulations often caused by Malachy's heavy drinking. The story, however, also represents hope, for through it all Frank dreams of escaping his plight and moving to America.
|The Boxer 1997 R, 112 min.|
Director: Jim Sheridan
Cast: Daniel Day-Lewis, Emily Watson, Brian Cox, Ken Stott, Gerard McSorley, Eleanor Methven, Ciaran Fitzgerald, Kenneth Cranham, Daragh Donnelly, Frank Coughlan, Michael James Ford, Ian McElhinney, Maria McDermottroe, Kirsten Sheridan, Veronica Duffy
Upon his release after a 14-year imprisonment for IRA activities, Danny Flynn (Daniel Day-Lewis) enters a changed community–including that of Protestant vs. Catholic AND his former love, Maggie (Emily Watson), who is now a married woman. Danny seeks to revive a local boxing club through which he works with both Catholic and Protestant youth while the town gossips about Danny and Maggie.
|Breaking the Waves 1996 R, 156 min.|
Genre: Drama / Romance
Director: Lars von Trier
Cast: Emily Watson, Stellan Skarsgard, Katrin Cartlidge, Jean-Marc Barr, Udo Kier, Adrian Rawlins, Jonathan Hackett, Sandra Voe, Mikkel Gaup, Roef Ragas, Phil McCall, Robert Robertson, Delsmond Reilly, Sarah Gudgeon
Set in the 1970s, this is the story of Bess (Emily Watson) who marries outside her Scottish Calvinist community after falling in love with oil-rigger Jan (Stellan Skarsgard). When he is injured, Bess goes to any extreme to bring Jan back to health, and, in the process, Bess displays how love and religious fervor are basic to her very being.
|Equilibrium 2002 R, 106 min.|
Genre: Sci-Fi / Action / Thriller
Director: Kurt Wimmer
Cast: Christian Bale, Emily Watson, Taye Diggs, Angus Macfadyen, Sean Bean, William Fichtner, Matthew Harbour, Dominic Purcell, Maria Pia Calzone, Emily Siewert, Kurt Wimmer, Christian Kahrmann, John Keogh, Sean Pertwee, Dirk Martens
In a futuristic world where citizens are forced to take a drug that eliminates emotions, a top government official, Clerick John Preston (Christian Bale), skips his dose of Prozium. He has been enforcing laws that forbid books, music, and art but now begins to experience feelings. This leads to Preston joining an underground force and becoming emotionally involved with Mary (Emily Watson). Now, Preston works to overthrow the government that is led by the repressive Dupont (Angus Macfadyen).
|Gosford Park 2001 R, 137 min.|
Director: Robert Altman
Cast: Michael Gambon, Kristin Scott Thomas, Emily Watson, Maggie Smith, Charles Dance, Derek Jacobi, Jeremy Northam, Richard E. Grant, Helen Mirren, Alan Bates
Set in England during the early 1930s, this mystery centers on a weekend social gathering at the country estate of Sir William McCordle (Michael Gambon) and his wife, Lady Sylvia (Kristen Scott Thomas). When McCordle is murdered, the question becomes: "Who did not have a motive?" Seven Academy award nominations were received, including Best Director and two for Best Supporting Actress (Helen Mirren and Maggie Smith). An Oscar was received for Best Original Screenplay.
|Hilary and Jackie 1998 R, 120 min.|
Director: Anand Tucker
Cast: Emily Watson, Rachel Griffiths, James Frain, David Morrissey, Charles Dance, Celia Imrie, Rupert Penry-Jones, Bill Paterson, Auriol Evans, Keeley Flanders
This is the true story of how two sisters, Jacqueline Du Pre (Emily Watson) and Hilary Du Pre (Rachel Griffiths)–both gifted musicians–chose diverging paths. One became a wife and mother, the other one of classical music's most talented stars. What price, fame? Watson and Griffiths received Academy Award nominations for Actress and Supporting Actress.
|The Life and Death of Peter Sellers 2004 N/R, 125 min.|
Director: Stephen Hopkins
Cast: Geoffrey Rush, Charlize Theron, Emily Watson, John Lithgow, Miriam Margolyes, Peter Vaughan, Sonia Aquino, Stanley Tucci, Stephen Fry, Henry Goodman, Alison Steadman, David Robb
This complex biography of movie great Peter Sellers (Geoffrey Rush) shows how his troubled personal life was often hidden when he took over a role and immersed himself in the character he portrayed.
|The Luzhin Defence 2000 PG-13, 108 min.|
Director: Marleen Gorris
Cast: John Turturro, Emily Watson, Geraldine James, Stuart Wilson, Christopher Thompson, Fabio Sartor, Peter Blythe, Orla Brady, Mark Tandy, Kelly Hunter
Russian grand master of chess Alexander Luzhin (John Turturro) excels in his field but is a total misfit in life. Things change, however, when he enters the biggest tournament of his life and meets the self-assured socialite, Natalie (Emily Watson). The result is a very unlikely partnership.
|Metroland 1997 N/R, 105 min.|
Director: Philip Saville
Cast: Christian Bale, Emily Watson, Lee Ross, Elsa Zylberstein, Rufus, Jonathan Aris, Ifan Meredith, Amanda Ryan, John Wood, Brian Protheroe
Chris (Christian Bale) is living a placid life in London with his wife, Marion (Emily Watson), and their baby. Then, the appearance of his friend Toni (Lee Ross), after a 10-year absence, causes Chris to question his decision to choose marriage and family over his old life as a carefree bachelor.
|Miss Potter 2006 PG, 92 min.|
Director: Chris Noonan
Cast: Renee Zellweger, Ewan McGregor, Emily Watson, Barbara Flynn, Bill Paterson, Matyelok Gibbs, Lloyd Owen, Anton Lesser, David Bamber, Patricia Kerrigan, Judith Barker, Chris Middleton, Sarah Crowden, Richard Mulholland
Renee Zellweger takes on the role of Beatrix Potter, the author of "The Tale of Peter Rabbit." The film explores Potter's ill-fated romance with her publisher, Norman Warne (Ewan McGregor), amidst Potter's struggle for an independent life vs. marriage in an era when women were expected to marry and not have careers.
|The Proposition 2005 R, 104 min.|
Genre: Western / Drama
Director: John Hillcoat
Cast: Guy Pearce, Ray Winstone, Danny Huston, Richard(2) Wilson, Emily Watson, John Hurt, David Wenham, Noah Taylor, David Gulpilil, Leah Purcell, Garry Waddell, Boris Brkic, Jeremy Madrona, Jae Mamuyac, Mick Roughan
The Australian frontier in the late 1800s is not unlike the American Old West, and Captain Stanley (Ray Winstone) has been brought in from England to help in the taming process. This film centers around the Burns brothers, a notorious gang who have raped and pillaged throughout the territory. When two of them, Charlie (Guy Pearce) and young Mike (Richard Wilson), are captured after killing a family, Stanley has a proposition for Charlie: find and kill the older brother and gang leader, Arthur (Danny Huston), and gain pardons for him and Mike. But, he must do it within nine days or Mike will be hanged on Christmas day.
|Punch-Drunk Love 2002 R, 90 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Drama / Romance
Director: Paul Thomas Anderson
Cast: Adam Sandler, Emily Watson, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Luis Guzman, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Lisa Spector, Julie Hermelin, Karen Hermelin, Hazel Mailloux, Nicole Gelbard, Rico Bueno, Salvador Curiel
Lonely bachelor Barry Egan (Adam Sandler), owner of a gadget business, finds life taking an upturn when beautiful Lena's (Emily Watson) car breaks down in front of his store, and she asks him for a date. This sets the scene for a series of misadventures, which include redeeming frequent flyer miles from Healthy Choice pudding and meeting Lena in Hawaii. 1 User Review
|If you cringe at cruelty, avoid this one||1fatts 03/13/2007 |
| The problem may be mine.|
I cannot deny that this movie was skillfully made, that the acting was fine (Philip Seymour Hoffman really was as good as they say), that the director had a vision. I understand, then, all the fine reviews this movie got.
But I find cruely - especially cinematic "look how cruel the world is in its black humor way" very difficult to watch. And this movie was ninety minutes of mean: mean spirit, mean actions and anger, all of which was meant that love really does bring redemption, especially if it teachers you how to be meaner than the other SOBs.
I just cringed for what seemed like one of the longest evenings I had spent in a theater for a long time. My friends, who are nearly as old as I and may be given, like me, to a lack of appreciation for the comedy of anguish cringed with me.
Other, younger viewers whose opinion I respect thought it was the funniest thing since Fargo.
So, as I say, maybe it's me. But if you are like me, don't see it.
|Red Dragon 2002 R, 124 min.|
Genre: Drama / Horror / Thriller
Director: Brett Ratner
Cast: Anthony Hopkins, Edward Norton, Ralph Fiennes, Harvey Keitel, Emily Watson, Mary-Louise Parker, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Anthony Heald, Ken Leung, Frankie Faison, Tyler Patrick Jones, Lalo Schifrin, Tim Wheater, John Rubinstein, David Doty
Early facts surrounding cannibal serial-killer Hannibal Lecter (Anthony Hopkins) are brought to the fore in this prequel to "Silence of the Lambs" (1991) and "Hannibal" (2001) when it relates the story behind Lecter's arrest by FBI Agent Will Graham (Edward Norton). The scene then updates to Graham's retirement in Florida when his old boss, Jack Crawford (Harvey Keitel), lures Graham back to track down a new serial killer. Could Hannibal be playing a role in the killings?
|Separate Lies 2005 R, 87 min.|
Genre: Drama / Romance / Thriller
Director: Julian Fellowes
Cast: Tom Wilkinson, Emily Watson, Rupert Everett, Hermione Norris, John Warnaby, Richenda Carey, Linda Bassett, Christine Lohr, Alice O'Connell, John Neville, David Harewood, Peregrine Kitchener-Fellowes, Henry Drake, Sabine Tourtellier, Philip Rham
From the outside, Anne (Emily Watson) and James (Tom Wilkinson) appear to have a good, upper-middle-class marriage spending alternate times at their London flat and country home. But Anne, who has not been happy with James, turns to charming William Bule (Rupert Everett)–an act that leads to a tragedy (involving the hit-and-run death of a cyclist). Deceptions follow, but James steps in to help Anne.
|Synecdoche, New York 2008 R, 124 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Drama
Director: Charlie Kaufman
Cast: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Samantha Morton, Michelle Williams, Catherine Keener, Emily Watson, Dianne Wiest, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Hope Davis, Josh Pais, Peter Friedman, Tom Noonan, Sadie Goldstein, Daniel London, Rosemary Murphy, Amy Wright
Caden (Philip Seymour Hoffman) and Adele's (Catherine Keener) marriage is falling apart, and Adele takes their daughter Olive (Sadie Goldstein) on a trip to visit her friend Maria (Jennifer Jason Leigh). Caden suffers from a series of ailments that are shutting down his autonomic function. He sees therapist Madeleine Gravis (Hope Davis), but that gets him nowhere. Caden gathers an ensemble cast in a New York City warehouse and directs them to live out their lives in a small mockup of the outside city. Time passes, Caden and Adele are divorced, and Olive is growing up in Europe. Caden has divorced his second wife Claire (Michelle Williams) and buries himself deeper into his masterpiece that increasingly blurs the line between the play and reality. Just when he appears to pushing everything to the limit, an actress (Dianne Wiest) enters Caden's world and just may be the answer to what he needs.
|Tim Burton's Corpse Bride 2005 PG, 78 min.|
Genre: Animation / Family / Comedy / Fantasy / Musical
aka: Corpse Bride
Director: Tim Burton, Mike Johnson
Cast: Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Emily Watson, Tracey Ullman, Paul Whitehouse, Joanna Lumley, Albert Finney, Richard E. Grant, Christopher Lee, Michael Gough, Jane Horrocks, Deep Roy
On his way home to be married to Victoria (voice of Emily Watson), Victor (voice of Johnny Depp) jokingly puts his wedding ring on what looks like a tree branch and recites his wedding vows. The tree branch is not what it seems; instead, it is the decayed finger of a corpse, Emily (voice of Helena Bonham Carter) who was murdered on the way to her own wedding. Now, the corpse comes to life as a zombie and insists that she and Victor are married. The film received an Academy Award nomination for Best Animated Feature. 1 User Review
|Anonymous 01/20/2007 |
| This movie was so cute! I really liked it. It had a great story line and funny characters, as well as amazing actors to bring the characters alive with their voices. I love how the characters look (it's my favorite part of Tim Burton movies). I'm 14, but even I enjoyed the creative songs embedded into this adorable (if I can call corpses adorable) animated movie.|
|Trixie 2000 R, 117 min.|
Director: Alan Rudolph
Cast: Emily Watson, Dermot Mulroney, Nick Nolte, Nathan Lane, Brittany Murphy, Lesley Ann Warren, Will Patton, Stephen Lang, Mark Acheson, Vincent Gale
Gum-chewing Trixie Zurbo (Emily Watson) is a security guard who longs to be a full-fledged private eye. Her big break comes when she is hired by a casino to watch for pickpockets; a tangled mess results–not only for Trixie but the film as well.
|Wah-Wah 2005 R, 97 min.|
Director: Richard E. Grant
Cast: Gabriel Byrne, Miranda Richardson, Emily Watson, Julie Walters, Nicholas Hoult, Celia Imrie, Fenella Woolgar, Julian Wadham, Zac Fox, Sid Mitchell, Ian Roberts, Michael Richard
Based on memories of Richard E. Grant's childhood, he tells the story of the trauma suffered when a young Swaziland youth, Ralph Compton (Zac Fox), is shipped off to boarding school after his parents (Gabriel Byrne and Miranda Richardson) are divorced. Ralph (now played by Nicholas Hoult) returns home two years later and finds his father now married to an American (Emily Watson), that he has turned to the bottle, and Swaziland is on the verge of receiving independence from Great Britain. Ralph finds peace in his stressful world by embracing the theatrical world.
|The Water Horse: Legend of the Deep 2007 PG, 111 min.|
Genre: Family / Adventure / Fantasy
Director: Jay Russell
Cast: Emily Watson, Alex Etel, Ben Chaplin, David Morrissey, Priyanka Xi, Marshall Napier, Joel Tobeck, Erroll Shand, Brian Cox, Bruce Allpress, Craig Hall, Bill Johnson
While Angus MacMorrow's (Alex Etel) father is off fighting in World War II, Angus walks along the shores of Loch Ness, finds an encrusted object, and brings it home. It turns out that the object is an egg that pops open to reveal a living creature with flippers, horns, and sharp teeth. Angus names it Crusoe. When Angus's mother (Emily Watson) hires a handyman, Lewis Mowbray (Ben Chaplin), Ben shows Lewis Crusoe. Lewis thinks Crusoe is a water horse, and the two take on the task of keeping Crusoe safe. But when Crusoe grows too big, Lewis and Ben release Crusoe into Loch Ness where Ben hopes he can still protect his pet–despite the fact that the British militia believes that Crusoe is a Nazi submarine.
|1. Angela's Ashes (1999)|
2. The Boxer (1997)
3. Breaking the Waves (1996)
4. Equilibrium (2002)
5. Gosford Park (2001)
6. Hilary and Jackie (1998)
7. The Life and Death of Peter Sellers (2004)
8. The Luzhin Defence (2000)
9. Metroland (1997)
10. Miss Potter (2006)
11. The Proposition (2005)
12. Punch-Drunk Love (2002)
13. Red Dragon (2002)
14. Separate Lies (2005)
15. Synecdoche, New York (2008)
16. Tim Burton's Corpse Bride (2005)
aka: Corpse Bride
17. Trixie (2000)
18. Wah-Wah (2005)
19. The Water Horse: Legend of the Deep (2007)
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