|Born Romantic 2000 R, 96 min.|
Director: David Kane
Cast: Craig Ferguson, Ian Hart, Jane Horrocks, Adrian Lester, Catherine McCormack, Jimi Mistry, David Morrissey, Olivia Williams, Kenneth Cranham, Paddy Considine, Hermione Norris, Sally Phillips, Jessica Hynes, Martin Savage, John Thomson
The lives of six young singles in London overlap against the backdrop of a salsa club. Serving as the connectors are cab drivers–especially Jimmy (Adrian Lester), who is more than willing to impart psychological advice as Fergus (David Morrissey), Frankie (Craig Ferguson), and Eddie (Jimi Mistry) pursue the women.
|Chicken Run 2000 G, 85 min.|
Director: Peter Lord, Nick Park
Cast: Mel Gibson, Julia Sawalha, Miranda Richardson, Jane Horrocks, Lynn Ferguson, Imelda Staunton, Benjamin Whitrow, Tony Haygarth, Timothy Spall, Phil Daniels
Kids as well as adults will enjoy this romp through a Yorkshire, England, chicken farm in which the romantic duo–Rocky the Rooster (Mel Gibson) and Ginger (Julia Sawalha)–plot a great escape when the farm's evil owners (Miranda Richardson and Tony Haygarth) decide to turn from egg farming to the chicken pot pie trade. A very good spoof on "The Great Escape" that is bound to be a claymation classic.
|Deadly Advice 1993 R, 91 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Drama
Director: Mandie Fletcher
Cast: Jane Horrocks, Brenda Fricker, Imelda Staunton, Jonathan Pryce, Edward Woodward, Billie Whitelaw, Hywel Bennett, Jonathan Hyde, John Mills, Eleanor Bron, Ian Abbey, Roger Frost, Gareth Gwyn-Jones, Richard Moore
Jodie (Jane Horrocks) is fed up with her overpowering mother, Iris (Brenda Fricker). One night, the ghost of Major Herbert Armstrong (Edward Woodward) visits her and gives advice on murder, for which he is an expert because he killed his own wife years ago. Jodie listens, grabs an axe, kills her mother, and gets sister Beth (Imelda Staunton) to help hide the body. Now, problems ensue between Jodie and Beth. After another visit–this time from known murderer Dr. Crippen (Hywel Bennett)–Jodie again picks up the axe and kills Beth. Where and when will it all end?
|Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties 2006 PG, 80 min.|
Genre: Family / Comedy
Director: Tim Hill
Cast: Bill Murray, Breckin Meyer, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Billy Connolly, Ian Abercrombie, Roger Rees, Lucy Davis, Bob Hoskins, Tim Curry, Lena Cardwell, Veronica Alicino, Jane Carr, Roscoe Lee Browne, Jane Horrocks, Rhys Ifans
When Jon Arbuckle (Breckin Meyer) travels to London to ask Liz (Jennifer Love Hewitt) to marry him, he is unaware that Garfield (voice of Bill Murray) and Odie (a real dog) have stowed away in his luggage. Upon arrival in London, Garfield is mistaken for a pampered cat that has inherited Carlyle Manor. Garfield rules at the estate until the evil Lord Dargis (Billy Connolly), who has his own plans for the manor, creates havoc.
|Life Is Sweet 1991 R, 102 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Drama
Director: Mike Leigh
Cast: Alison Steadman, Jim Broadbent, Claire Skinner, Jane Horrocks, Stephen Rea, Timothy Spall, David Thewlis, Moya Brady, David Neilson, Harriet Thorpe, Paul Trussel, Jack Thorpe-Baker
Set in the lower-middle-class home of a London family, this film provides an insightful character study of four different family members and how they interact with one another. Wendy (Alison Steadman) and Andy (Jim Broadbent) live with their teenage daughters–tomboy Natalie (Claire Skinner) and anorexic Nicola (Jane Horrocks). The girls deal differently with their optimistic mother and good natured father who runs a business from a mobile snack bar. When problems rise to the fore, Wendy strives to keep the family together.
|Little Voice 1998 R, 99 min.|
Director: Mark Herman
Cast: Brenda Blethyn, Jane Horrocks, Michael Caine, Jim Broadbent, Ewan McGregor, Annette Badland, Philip Jackson
"Little Voice" (Jane Horrocks) never speaks above a whisper unless she is singing a Judy Garland or Marilyn Monroe song; then she is able to perfectly mimic their voices. The plot involves the attempt by her mother's lover (Michael Caine) to exploit Little Voice for the money he thinks she can earn on the stage. Brenda Blethyn received an Oscar nomination for Supporting Actress.
|Memphis Belle 1990 PG-13, 106 min.|
Genre: Drama / Action
Director: Michael Caton-Jones
Cast: Matthew Modine, Eric Stoltz, Tate Donovan, D.B. Sweeney, Billy Zane, Sean Astin, Harry Connick Jr., John Lithgow, David Strathairn, Jane Horrocks, Reed Diamond, Courtney Gains, Neil Giuntoli, Mac McDonald, Jodie Wilson
This story is based on the true experiences of the 10 men who made up the crew of the "Memphis Belle," a giant World War II B-17 bomber. These airmen are participating in their 25th mission and have been promised that they will be sent home following this mission involving the bombing of Bremen, Germany. Their leader is Capt. Dennis Dearborn (Matthew Modine), and their commanding officer Col. Craig Harriman (David Strathairn) and public relations specialist Lt. Col. Bruce Derringer (John Lithgow) nervously wait for their return knowing that if things go wrong many will be killed.
|Second Best 1994 PG-13, 105 min.|
Director: Chris Menges
Cast: William Hurt, Chris Cleary Miles, Keith Allen, Prunella Scales, Jane Horrocks, Alan Cumming, John Hurt, Jodhi May, Ann Morrish, Doris Irving, James Warrior, Alfred Lynch, Rachel Freeman, Martin Troakes, Paul Wilson
A lonely Welsh postman, Graham Holt (William Hurt), tries to adopt 10-year-old orphan James (Chris Cleary Miles), and social worker Debbie (Jane Horrocks) comes to his aid. James is allowed to live with Graham, and there is hope for their future together until James' father, John (Keith Allen), appears on the scene and announces that he is suffering from AIDS and is dying. James runs away, but Graham finds him and becomes the loving father who James has needed.
|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.
|The Witches 1990 PG, 92 min.|
Director: Nicolas Roeg
Cast: Anjelica Huston, Mai Zetterling, Jasen Fisher, Rowan Atkinson, Bill Paterson, Jane Horrocks, Jenny Runacre, Brenda Blethyn
In this story, Jim Henson's final feature film, nine-year-old Luke (Jasen Fisher) stumbles into a witches' convention and hears their plans to turn children into mice. With his grandmother's (Mai Zetterling) help, Luke sets out to foil the witches' evil plot.
|1. Born Romantic (2000)|
2. Chicken Run (2000)
3. Deadly Advice (1993)
4. Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties (2006)
5. Life Is Sweet (1991)
6. Little Voice (1998)
7. Memphis Belle (1990)
8. Second Best (1994)
9. Tim Burton's Corpse Bride (2005)
aka: Corpse Bride
10. The Witches (1990)
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