|Beyond the Sea 2004 PG-13, 121 min.|
Genre: Drama / Musical
Director: Kevin Spacey
Cast: Kevin Spacey, Kate Bosworth, John Goodman, Bob Hoskins, Brenda Blethyn, Greta Scacchi, Caroline Aaron, Peter Cincotti, Michael Byrne, Matt Rippy, Gary Whelan, Jake Broder, William Ullrich, Tayfun Bademsoy, Tomas Spencer
The romance and marriage of singer Bobby Darin and actress Sandra Dee is the subject of this Kevin Spacey biopic in which Spacey does a good job of recreating Darin's vocal style. The story begins when seven-year-old Bobby (William Ulrich)–who is being raised in the home of his mother Polly (Brenda Blethyn), his sister Nina (Caroline Aaron), and Nina's husband Charlie (Bob Hoskins)–gets rheumatic fever, but, with their care, he survives. Later, Bobby (Spacey) works his way up in the entertainment world and becomes a star. He meets Sandra Dee (Kate Bosworth), and, despite her mother Mary's (Greta Scacchi) objections, they marry. All goes well–until conflicts of Sandra's acting career and Bobby's touring cause strains on their relationship.
|The Jacket 2005 R, 102 min.|
Director: John Maybury
Cast: Adrien Brody, Keira Knightley, Kris Kristofferson, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Daniel Craig, Kelly Lynch, Brad Renfro, Jason Lewis, Jake Broder, Jonah Lotan, Steven Mackintosh, Mackenzie Phillips
Gulf War veteran Jack Starks (Adrien Brody) was shot in the head but has returned to his home in Vermont where he suffers from amnesia. After landing in an asylum and suspected of murder, Jack's psychiatrist (Kris Kristofferson) puts him on experimental drugs, which result in Jack being able to forsee the future and his own death as well. Now, he must decide if the woman (Keira Knightley) he met in the future can save his life in the present.
|Quicksand 2003 R, 90 min.|
Genre: Drama / Thriller
Director: John Mackenzie
Cast: Michael Caine, Michael Keaton, William Beck, Judith Godreche, Rade Serbedzija, Xander Berkeley, Kathleen Wilhoite, Jake Broder, Ivan Marevich, Serge Soric, Elina Lowensohn, Clare Thomas, Hermione Norris, Jean-Yves Berteloot, Jean-Pierre Castaldi
In this direct-to-video/DVD offering, bank investigator Martin Raikes (Michael Keaton) heads to Monaco to investigate suspicious bank transactions. He meets a washed-up actor, Jake Mellows (Michael Caine), who is involved with a crime ring, and the investigation heats up.
|Shadows in the Sun 2005 N/R, 99 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Drama / Romance
aka: The Shadow Dancer
Director: Brad Mirman
Cast: Joshua Jackson, Harvey Keitel, Claire Forlani, John Rhys-Davies, Giancarlo Giannini, Armando Pucci, Albert Dray, Silvia De Santis, Jake Broder, Valeria Cavalli, Bianca Guaccero, Pierluigi Iorio, Stomy Bugsy, Camilla Ferranti, Ken Drury
British book agent and aspiring writer Jeremy Taylor (Joshua Jackson) is sent to Italy in search of author Weldon Parish (Harvey Keitel). In the process, he encounters Weldon's daughter Isabella (Claire Forlani), falls in love with her, meets Weldon, and the two men help each other to overcome problems and encourage each other to write as they deal effectively with life.
|1. Beyond the Sea (2004)|
2. The Jacket (2005)
3. Quicksand (2003)
4. Shadows in the Sun (2005)
aka: The Shadow Dancer
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