|Alien Avengers 1996 R, 82 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Sci-Fi
aka: Welcome to Planet Earth
Director: Lev L. Spiro
Cast: George Wendt, Shanna Reed, Christopher M. Brown, Anastasia Sakelaris, Stephen Burrows, Dan Martin, Anthony Crivello, Edafe Blackmon, Gretchen Palmer, Michael Colyar, Anthony Anderson, Mo Gallini, Jose Rey, Nils Allen Stewart, Lance August
Ex-con Joseph (Christopher M. Brown) inherits his mother's boarding house in a high-crime section of Los Angeles, takes over the business, and signs on new tenants Charlie, Rhonda, and their teenage daughter Daphne (George Wendt, Shanna Reed, and Anastasia Sakelaris). What Joseph does not know is that Charlie and Rhonda are aliens who are vacationing on Earth and murdering muggers and gangsters in the neighborhood.
|Chopper Chicks in Zombietown 1989 R, 86 min.|
Director: Dan Hoskins
Cast: Jamie Rose, Catherine Carlen, Kristina Loggia, Martha Quinn, Don Calfa, Billy Bob Thornton, Lycia Naff, Vicki Frederick, Gretchen Palmer, Nina Peterson, Ed Gale
The title alone suggests the fact that this is another entry in the Troma list of wild and wacky flicks. A tough motorcycle gang of women head into a town where a mad scientist has created an army of zombies, which are depleting the town's population. Lots of sex, gore, comedy, and action. It's not great art, but it's not boring.
|Fast Forward 1985 PG, 110 min.|
Genre: Musical / Drama
Director: Sidney Poitier
Cast: John Scott Clough, Don Franklin, Tamara Mark, Tracy Silver, Cindy McGee, Gretchen Palmer, Irene Worth, Constance Towers, Monique Clintron, Debra Varnado, Noel Conlon, Karen Kopins, Sam McMurray, Michael DeLorenzo, Doris Belack
Eight members of a dance troupe head from their home in Sandusky, Ohio to hit it big in New York City through a talent competition. While waiting to compete, they learn much about the real world.
|I Got the Hook Up 1998 R, 95 min.|
Director: Michael Martin
Cast: Master P, Anthony Johnson, Gretchen Palmer, Frantz Turner, Tommy "Tiny" Lister, Anthony Boswell, Helen Martin, John Witherspoon, Ice Cube
Black (Master P) and Blue (A.J. Johnson) happen upon a truck filled with cellular phones and set up a wireless phone business from their van in a parking lot. But, when the phones don't work, the entrepreneurs end up in BIG trouble with their irate customers, local gangsters, and the FBI.
|Red Heat 1988 R, 106 min.|
Genre: Action / Comedy / Drama / Thriller
Director: Walter Hill
Cast: Arnold Schwarzenegger, James Belushi, Peter Boyle, Ed O'Ross, Laurence Fishburne, Gina Gershon, Richard Bright, Pruitt Taylor Vince, Brent Jennings, Gretchen Palmer, J.W. Smith, Mike Hagerty, Brion James, Gloria Delaney, Peter Jason
Russian cop Capt. Ivan Danko (Arnold Schwarzenegger) comes to Chicago to be met by Chicago policemen Detective Sergeants. Art Ridzik (James Belushi) and Gallagher (Richard Bright). Together, they set out to track down an international drug ring led by Viktor Rostavili (Ed O'Ross). Despite a rough beginning, they begin to respect each other and work together to achieve their goal.
|Trois 2000 R, 93 min.|
Genre: Horror / Thriller
Director: Rob Hardy
Cast: Gary Dourdan, Gretchen Palmer, Kenya Moore, Soloman K. Smith, Thomas Jefferson Byrd, Chrystale Wilson, Bryce Wilson, Jay Jones, Tariq Holloway, Donna Biscoe, George Williams, Ron N. Binder, Gregory W. Anderson, Tom Rowley, Chato Waters
Jermaine (Gary Dourdan) thinks he and his wife Jasmine (Kenya Moore) need something to spice up their sex life. Jasmine, secretly dealing with a past abusive relationship, reluctantly agrees, so Jermaine hires Jade (Gretchen Palmer) to make a threesome. After one romp, Jermaine starts being stalked–could it be by Jade?
|When Harry Met Sally... 1989 R, 95 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Drama / Romance
Director: Rob Reiner
Cast: Billy Crystal, Meg Ryan, Carrie Fisher, Bruno Kirby, Steven Ford, Lisa Jane Persky, Harley Jane Kozak, Robert Alan Beuth, Michelle Nicastro, Gretchen Palmer, Kyle T. Heffner, David Burdick, Joe Viviani, Joseph Hunt, Kevin Rooney
After graduating from the University of Chicago, Harry (Billy Crystal) and Sally (Meg Ryan) drive together to New York and then go their separate ways. They meet briefly on a few occasions over the next 10 years, and their platonic friendship continues. They introduce their best friends Marie and Jess (Carrie Fisher and Bruno Kirby) to each other, and love blooms for Marie and Jess. Finally, at a New Year's Eve party, Harry and Sally discover that they are falling in love and, to their utter surprise, their "mere friendship" becomes a meaningful romance. Harry Connick Jr.'s music is great. Nora Ephron received an Oscar nomination for Best Screenwriting.
|Wishmaster 1997 R, 90 min.|
Genre: Fantasy / Horror / Thriller
Director: Robert Kurtzman
Cast: Tammy Lauren, Andrew Divoff, Tony Todd, Robert Englund, Kane Hodder, Wendy Benson-Landes, Chris Lemmon, Tony Crane, Jenny O'Hara, Ricco Ross, John Byner, George "Buck" Flower, Gretchen Palmer, Ted Raimi, Angus Scrimm
Gemologist Alexandra Amberson (Tammy Lauren) is stalked by a diabolical genie, "the "Djinn" (Andrew Divoff), whose intent is to make people wish for things that will ensure his plan for destroying the world.
|1. Alien Avengers (1996)|
aka: Welcome to Planet Earth
2. Chopper Chicks in Zombietown (1989)
3. Fast Forward (1985)
4. I Got the Hook Up (1998)
5. Red Heat (1988)
6. Trois (2000)
7. When Harry Met Sally... (1989)
8. Wishmaster (1997)
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