|Cheaper by the Dozen 2003 PG, 98 min.|
Director: Shawn Levy
Cast: Steve Martin, Bonnie Hunt, Piper Perabo, Tom Welling, Hilary Duff, Kevin Schmidt, Alyson Stoner, Jacob Smith, Liliana Mumy, Morgan York, Forrest Landis, Ashton Kutcher, Blake Woodruff, Brent Kinsman, Shane Baker
Tom (Steve Martin) and Kate (Bonnie Hunt) uproot their family of 12 children and move from a rural Illinois town to Chicago where Tom has a new job as his alma mater's football coach. The move is not accepted well by the kids, and matters turn even worse when Kate sets off on a national tour to promote her new book, leaving Tom on his own to balance career and family.
|Cheaper by the Dozen 2 2005 PG, 94 min.|
Genre: Family / Comedy / Adventure
Director: Adam Shankman
Cast: Steve Martin, Bonnie Hunt, Eugene Levy, Carmen Electra, Piper Perabo, Tom Welling, Hilary Duff, Kevin Schmidt, Jaime King, Alyson Stoner, Jacob Smith, Forrest Landis, Taylor Lautner, Morgan York, Liliana Mumy
While camping at Lake Winnetka, the Baker family–Tom (Steve Martin), Kate (Bonnie Hunt), and their 12 children–find themselves competing with the Murtaugh family–Jimmy (Eugene Levy), Sarina (Carmen Electra), and their eight children. The competition reaches new heights because of Tom's old rivalry with Jimmy, and Tom wants his children to excel against the overachieving Murtaugh kids when they compete for the Labor Day Cup.
|Dragonfly 2002 PG-13, 103 min.|
Director: Tom Shadyac
Cast: Kevin Costner, Susanna Thompson, Kathy Bates, Linda Hunt, Joe Morton, Ron Rifkin, Jay Thomas, Matt Craven, Kathryn Erbe, Jacob Smith
A Chicago doctor, Joe Darrow (Kevin Costner), has kept busy through work following the untimely death of his pregnant wife (Susanna Thompson). But, now he begins to believe that his wife is trying to contact him from beyond the grave. A mediocre movie, at best.
|Hansel & Gretel 2002 PG, 88 min.|
Genre: Family / Fantasy
Director: Gary J. Tunnicliffe
Cast: Taylor Momsen, Jacob Smith, Delta Burke, Howie Mandel, Gerald McRaney, Lynn Redgrave, Alana Austin, Bob Goldthwait, Dakota Fanning, Sinbad, Tom Arnold, Daniel Roebuck
The popular Grimm's fairy tale gets an updating to, presumably, have a greater appeal to the modern child. When Hansel's (Jacob Smith) and Gretel's (Taylor Momsen) father (Gerald McRaney) heads to the city in search of work, their dastardly stepmother (Delta Burke) takes the opportunity of getting rid of them in an enchanted forest where the adventures begin for the youngsters.
|Small Soldiers 1998 PG-13, 110 min.|
Genre: Animation / Action / Sci-Fi
Director: Joe Dante
Cast: David Cross, Jay Mohr, Denis Leary, Kirsten Dunst, Kevin Dunn, Phil Hartman, Ernest Borgnine, Tommy Lee Jones, George Kennedy, Dick Miller, Alexandra Wilson, Gregory Smith, Jacob Smith, Ann Magnuson, Jonathan Bouck
This partially animated film is filled with great special effects. The focus is on a set of children's toy soldiers that battle the Gorgonites, a collection of toy aliens. While this sounds like a cute children's movie, the violence could be too much for little ones.
|Troy 2004 R, 163 min.|
Genre: Adventure / Action / Romance
Director: Wolfgang Petersen
Cast: Brad Pitt, Eric Bana, Orlando Bloom, Diane Kruger, Brian Cox, Sean Bean, Brendan Gleeson, Peter O'Toole, Julie Christie, Tyler Mane, Julian Glover, Nathan Jones, Jacob Smith, John Shrapnel, Ken Bones
King Agamemnon (Brian Cox) assembles the Greek armies to lay siege on Troy after Trojan Prince Paris (Orlando Bloom) wooed Spartan King Menelaus' (Brendan Gleeson) beautiful bride Helen (Diane Kruger) and abducted her to Troy. Brad Pitt takes on the role of Greek hero Achilles, while Eric Bana plays the brave Trojan warrior, Hector. The film received an Academy Award nomination for Best Costume Design.
|1. Cheaper by the Dozen (2003)|
2. Cheaper by the Dozen 2 (2005)
3. Dragonfly (2002)
4. Hansel & Gretel (2002)
5. Small Soldiers (1998)
6. Troy (2004)
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