|American History X 1998 R, 118 min.|
Director: Tony Kaye
Cast: Edward Norton, Edward Furlong, Beverly D'Angelo, Avery Brooks, Stacy Keach, Fairuza Balk, Jennifer Lien, Elliott Gould, Ethan Suplee, Guy Torry, William Russ, Alex Sol, Josepoh Cortese, Jason Bose Smith, Antonio David Lyons
While in prison, skinhead Derek Vinyard (Edward Norton) forms an uneasy friendship with Black inmate Lamont (Guy Torry). When Derek is released, he seems eager to put racial hatred behind him but finds that convincing his younger brother, Danny (Edward Furlong), is not going to be easy. Norton was nominated for a Best Actor Oscar.
|Art School Confidential 2006 R, 102 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Drama
Director: Terry Zwigoff
Cast: Max Minghella, Sophia Myles, John Malkovich, Jim Broadbent, Matt Keeslar, Anjelica Huston, Joel Moore, Ethan Suplee, Steve Buscemi, Adam Scott, Jack Ong, Michael Lerner
Aspiring artist Jerome Platz (Max Minghella) leaves his Long Island high school and enters Strathmore Institution's prestigious art school where he encounters bullies but falls in love with Audrey (Sophia Myles). To impress Audrey, Jerome passes off as his own the work of alcoholic artist Jimmy (Jim Broadbent), but then reality hits in the form of a mysterious strangler who is a serial killer looking for victim #6.
|Blow 2001 R, 119 min.|
Director: Ted Demme
Cast: Johnny Depp, Penelope Cruz, Franka Potente, Rachel Griffiths, Ray Liotta, Paul Reubens, Jordi Molla, Ethan Suplee, Max Perlich, Cliff Curtis, Miguel Sandoval, Kevin Gage, Jesse James, Miguel Perez, Dan Ferro
Based on the true story of cocaine smuggler George Jung (Johnny Depp)–currently serving a 60-year jail sentence–whose 30-year illegal trade ran from Columbia to the California coast, this story explores Jung's personal ups and downs. Ultimately, the effects of drugs take their toll on his wife (Penelope Cruz) and parents (Ray Liotta and Rachel Griffiths).
|Brothers 2009 R, 110 min.|
Genre: Drama / Thriller
Director: Jim Sheridan
Cast: Tobey Maguire, Jake Gyllenhaal, Natalie Portman, Sam Shepard, Clifton Collins Jr., Mare Winningham, Bailee Madison, Taylor Geare, Patrick Flueger, Carey Mulligan, Omid Abtahi, Navid Negahban, Ethan Suplee, Arron Shiver, Jenny Wade
U.S.M.C. Capt. Sam Cahill (Tobey Maguire) is married to Grace (Natalie Portman), and they have two daughters (Bailee Madison and Taylor Geare) when Sam leaves for the war in Afghanistan. His helicopter is shot down, and Sam is presumed dead. Meanwhile, Sam's brother Tommy (Jake Gyllenhaal) has been released from jail, and, after years of sister-in-law Grace not accepting him, Tommy and Grace become friends, and he helps with the house and children. Sam has not died, and he returns home, but the brothers' roles are now reversed. Tommy is now the loving family man, and Sam is an edgy soldier who cannot connect with his family. Will the brothers come to turns with the changes?
|Chasing Amy 1997 R, 114 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Drama / Romance
Director: Kevin Smith
Cast: Joey Lauren Adams, Ben Affleck, Jason Lee, Dwight Ewell, Jason Mewes, Kevin Smith, Ethan Suplee, Scott Mosier, Casey Affleck, Guinevere Turner, Casey Affleck, Brian O'Halloran, John Willyung, Kelli Simpkins, Welker White
Comic book writer Holden McNeil (Ben Affleck) and his roommate and professional partner, artist Banky Edwards (Jason Lee), have been best friends for many years. While attending a convention, Holden meets another comic book creator, Alyssa (Joey Lauren Adams), and they fall in love. But, there are major obstacles standing in the way of their bliss: Alyssa is a lesbian, and Banky is jealous and cannot understand Holden's love for her. Will Holden be able to cope with these problems?
|Clerks II 2006 R, 98 min.|
Director: Kevin Smith
Cast: Brian O'Halloran, Jeff Anderson, Rosario Dawson, Jason Mewes, Kevin Smith, Trevor Fehrman, Ben Affleck, Jason Lee, Jennifer Schwalbach Smith, Wanda Sykes, Jake Richardson, Ethan Suplee
In this sequel to the 1994 film, Randal (Jeff Anderson) and Dante (Brian O'Halloran) are now in their early 30s and working as clerks at their convenience stores in New Jersey. When their stores burn down, the pair finds new jobs at Mooby's fast-food restaurant. But, there is a threat to their longtime relationship: Dante is planning to move to Florida with his fiancee Emma (Jennifer Schwalbach Smith) and leave Randal behind in his dead-end job.
|Desert Blue 1998 R, 88 min.|
Director: Morgan J. Freeman
Cast: Brendan Sexton III, Kate Hudson, Christina Ricci, Casey Affleck, John Heard, Lucinda Jenney, Sara Gilbert, Isidra Vega, Ethan Suplee, Michael Ironside
While on a road trip, TV actress Skye (Kate Hudson) and her father (John Heard) are forced to spend time in Baxter (pop. 89), California, when the town becomes quarantined. Skye is dismayed at first but then enjoys meeting the local kids–especially young Blue (Brendan Sexton III).
|Evolution 2001 PG-13, 103 min.|
Director: Ivan Reitman
Cast: David Duchovny, Julianne Moore, Orlando Jones, Seann William Scott, Ted Levine, Ethan Suplee, Michael Ray Bower, Pat Kilbane, Ty Burrell, Dan Aykroyd
When community college professors, Ira Kane (David Duchovny) and Harry Block (Orlando Jones), find that fighting off mutant monsters proves too difficult, the Army–led by Dr. Woodman (Ted Levine) and his assistant, Allison Reed (Julianne Moore)–is called in. But the odds are against them as the mutants keep evolving and reproducing. But wait, a secret weapon just might be discovered!
|Fanboys 2009 PG-13, 90 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Drama / Adventure
Director: Kyle Newman
Cast: Sam Huntington, Chris Marquette, Dan Fogler, Jay Baruchel, Kristen Bell, Seth Rogen, David Denman, Christopher McDonald, Thom Bishops, Charlie B. Brown, Isaac Kappy, Danny Trejo, Carrie Fisher, Billy Dee Williams, Ethan Suplee
In 1998, "Star Wars" fans–Hutch (Dan Fogler), Zoe (Kristen Bell), Eric (Sam Huntington), Windows (Jay Baruchel), and Linus (Chris Marquette)–set off from Ohio on a road trip that will feature chase scenes, a night in jail, and even a brawl with Trekkies. The purpose of the trip is to break into George Lucas' Skywalker Ranch to get their hands on "Star Wars: Episode I–The Phantom Menace," which is not scheduled for release for a few more months. Linus has terminal cancer and may not be alive on the release date. So, the only way for him to see the much anticipated film is for his friends to steal it and allow Linus to watch the film before he dies.
|The First $20 Million Is Always the Hardest 2002 PG-13, 105 min.|
Director: Mick Jackson
Cast: Adam Garcia, Jake Busey, Rosario Dawson, Ethan Suplee, Enrico Colantoni, Anjul Nigam, Gregory Jbara, Dan Butler, Rob Benedict, Linda Hart, Shiva Rose, Chandra West, Heather Paige Kent, Stoney Westmoreland, John Rothman
Andy Kasper (Adam Garcia) gets a job at a research facility where he recruits computer geeks, and they come up with a revolutionary PC. Now that they have come up with their unusual product, they must find a way to market it.
|The Fountain 2006 PG-13, 96 min.|
Genre: Action / Drama / Sci-Fi / Romance
Director: Darren Aronofsky
Cast: Hugh Jackman, Rachel Reisz, Ellen Burstyn, Mark Margolis, Stephen McHattie, Fernando Hernandez, Cliff Curtis, Sean Patrick Thomas, Donna Murphy, Ethan Suplee, Richard McMillan, Lorne Brass
In this odyssey, Tommy (Hugh Jackman) struggles to save his wife, Izzi (Rachel Weisz), who is dying from cancer. The film then cuts from the present 21st century to the 16th century in which Spanish conquistador Tomas (Hugh Jackman) is sent by Queen Isabel (Rachel Weisz) to find the fountain of youth. Then it cuts to the 26th century where Tom Creo (Hugh Jackman) is on a space ship accompanied by a dying tree of life. All three stories represent examples of the quest for immortality.
|John Q. 2002 PG-13, 115 min.|
Genre: Drama / Thriller
Director: Nick Cassavetes
Cast: Denzel Washington, Robert Duvall, James Woods, Kimberly Elise, Anne Heche, Eddie Griffin, Shawn Hatosy, Ray Liotta, Daniel E. Smith, Keram Malicki-Sanchez, Obba Babatunde, Ron Annabelle, Ethan Suplee, Jay Leno, Larry King
John Quincy Archibald's (Denzel Washington) medical insurance will not cover a heart transplant. He seeks revenge and takes over the emergency room of a hospital that has refused a heart transplant for his 14-year-old son Mike (Daniel E. Smith). Hostage negotiators call on Frank Grimes (Robert Duvall) to diffuse the situation.
|Mallrats 1995 R, 97 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Romance
Director: Kevin Smith
Cast: Shannen Doherty, Jason Lee, Jeremy London, Claire Forlani, Kevin Smith, Jason Mewes, Priscilla Barnes, Michael Rooker, Ben Affleck, Joey Lauren Adams, Renee Humphrey, Ethan Suplee, Stan Lee, Carol Banker, Kyle Boe
This teen movie is about one day in the life of 17-year-olds who hang out at the Eden Prairie Center Mall. Brodie (Jason Lee) and T.S. (Jeremy London) both broke up with their girlfriends, Rene (Shannen Doherty) and Brandi (Claire Forlani). Now, they are wandering around the mall looking for anything to do and manage to appear on Stan Lee's (playing himself) game show, and all is going well–until Brandi and Rene come to the mall.
|Mr. Woodcock 2007 PG-13, 87 min.|
Director: Craig Gillespie
Cast: Billy Bob Thornton, Seann William Scott, Susan Sarandon, Amy Poehler, Melissa Sagemiller, Ethan Suplee, Jacob Davich, Kyley Baldridge, Alec George, M.C. Gainey, Lyle Kanouse, Brent Briscoe, Lisa K. Wyatt, Kurt Fuller
John Farley (Seann William Scott) has written a best-selling, self-help book and comes home to receive the Corn Cob Key at his town's Cornival Festival. While visiting his widowed mom Beverly (Susan Sarandon), John learns that she is dating his nemesis during his school days: sadistic gym teacher Mr. Woodcock (Billy Bob Thornton). John begs Beverly to not marry Mr. Woodcock, but she won't listen. He decides to extend his stay, and the battle of wits rages between John and Mr. Woodcock.
|Remember the Titans 2000 PG, 113 min.|
Director: Boaz Yakin
Cast: Denzel Washington, Will Patton, Wood Harris, Ryan Hurst, Donald Faison, Craig Kirkwood, Ethan Suplee, Kip Pardue, Hayden Panettiere, Nicole Ari Parker, Kate Bosworth, Earl Poitier, Ryan Gosling, Burgess Jenkins, Neal Ghant
Set in Alexandria, Virginia, during the Civil Rights era–1971 to be exact–this is the inspirational true story of Black football coach Harold Boone (Denzel Washington) who replaces White Coach Bill Yoast (Will Patton) as part of the integration process at T.C. Williams High School. Coach Boone, with Coach Yoast as his assistant, turns the T.C. Williams Titans into champions, and in the process overcomes racial bigotry at the school.
|Road Trip 2000 R, 91 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Adventure
Director: Todd Phillips
Cast: Breckin Meyer, Seann William Scott, Tom Green, Amy Smart, Paulo Costanzo, DJ Qualls, Rachel Blanchard, Anthony Rapp, Fred Ward, Andy Dick, Ethan Suplee, Horatio Sanz, Edmund Lyndeck, Rhoda Griffis, Marla Sucharetza
Four college friends–E.L. (Seann William Scott), Josh (Breckin Meyer), Kyle (DJ Qualls), and Rubin (Paulo Costanzo)–leave Ithaca, New York, and head for Austin, Texas, to retrieve an incriminating tape before it reaches the mailbox of Josh's girlfriend Beth Wagner (Amy Smart).
|Vulgar 2002 R, 97 min.|
Director: Bryan Johnson
Cast: Brian O'Halloran, Bryan Johnson, Jerry Lewkowitz, Ethan Suplee, Matthew Maher, Jay Petrick, Jason Mewes, David Klein, Kevin Smith, Scott Schiaffo
Professional clown Will Carlson (Brian O'Halloran) wants to make more money so he reinvents himself as a transvestite clown, Vulgar, who hires out for bachelor parties. The only thing about this film that hits the mark is its title.
|Without a Paddle 2004 PG-13, 100 min.|
Genre: Adventure / Comedy / Mystery
Director: Steven Brill
Cast: Seth Green, Matthew Lillard, Dax Shepard, Burt Reynolds, Ethan Suplee, Abraham Benrubi, Rachel Blanchard, Christina Moore, Bonnie Somerville, Matthew Price, Danielle Cormack, Scott Adsit, Andrew Hampton, Jarred Rumbold, Carl Snell
Three friends since childhood–Dan (Seth Green), Jerry (Matthew Lillard), and Tom (Dax Shepard)–reunite for the funeral of their childhood friend Billy (Carl Snell). They find a trunk with papers in it revealing that Billy was searching for the $200,000 that airplane hijacker D.B. Cooper had in his grasp when he jumped from a plane 30 years before. Deciding to continue Billy's search, the trio canoe down the Columbia River where many dangers await.
|The Year Without a Santa Claus 2006 TV, 95 min.|
Genre: Family / Comedy / Fantasy
Director: Ron Underwood
Cast: John Goodman, Chris Kattan, Ethan Suplee, Eddie Griffin, Delta Burke, Harvey Fierstein, Michael McKean, Carol Kane, Carson Kressley, Dylan Minnette, Lara Grice, Tracey Walter, Dr. Laura Schlessinger, Jack LaLanne, Andrea Powell
The worst has happened: children have forgotten the true meaning of Christmas–or so Santa (John Goodman) believes. He decides to take the year off, and he will not deliver any gifts. This doesn't sit well with his most loyal elves, Jingle and Jangle (Ethan Suplee and Eddie Griffin), who try to prove to Santa that he is wrong. Unfortunately for them, Sparky (Chris Kattan) is making their job an awful lot harder. This story delivers loads of Christmas spirit. (Review by LW)
|1. American History X (1998)|
2. Art School Confidential (2006)
3. Blow (2001)
4. Brothers (2009)
5. Chasing Amy (1997)
6. Clerks II (2006)
7. Desert Blue (1998)
8. Evolution (2001)
9. Fanboys (2009)
10. The First $20 Million Is Always the Hardest (2002)
11. The Fountain (2006)
12. John Q. (2002)
13. Mallrats (1995)
14. Mr. Woodcock (2007)
15. Remember the Titans (2000)
16. Road Trip (2000)
17. Vulgar (2002)
18. Without a Paddle (2004)
19. The Year Without a Santa Claus (2006)
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