|Carlito's Way: Rise to Power 2005 R, 100 min.|
Director: Michael Scott Bregman
Cast: Jay Hernandez, Mario Van Peebles, Luis Guzman, Sean "P. Diddy" Combs, Michael Kelly, Jaclyn DeSantis, Mtume Gant, Burt Young, Juan Carlos Hernandez, Domenick Lombardozzi, Nelson Vasquez, Giancarlo Esposito, Eric Nieves, Jaime Tirelli, Casper Martinez
This prequel to "Carlito's Way" relates the early years of Puerto Rican Carlito Brigante (Jay Hernandez) as he begins his rise in the 1960s' drug world of Harlem. After being released from prison, Carlito joins his prison friends Afro-American Earl (Mario Van Peebles) and Italian-American Rocco (Michael Kelly), and they begin their drug empire. They hook up with Mafia lord Lerob "Hollywood Nicky" Barnes (Sean "P.Diddy" Combs) and are on their way. But problems lie ahead with Carlito's girlfriend Leticia (Jaclyn DeSantis), Earl's family, and the Mafia.
|Crazy/Beautiful 2001 PG-13, 95 min.|
Director: John Stockwell
Cast: Kirsten Dunst, Jay Hernandez, Bruce Davison, Lucinda Jenney, Rolando Molina, Taryn Manning, Herman Osorio, Miguel Castro, Tommy De La Cruz, Soledad St. Hilaire
Two students–rich, but troubled Nicole Oakley (Kirsten Dunst) and a poor, but good student Carlos Nunez (Jay Hernandez)–at Pacific Palisades High School fall in love during their last year in school. Problems ensue because of differing cultures in this predictable coming-of-age film.
|Friday Night Lights 2004 PG-13, 117 min.|
Genre: Drama / Action
Director: Peter Berg, Josh Pate
Cast: Billy Bob Thornton, Lucas Black, Garrett Hedlund, Derek Luke, Jay Hernandez, Lee Jackson, Lee Thompson Young, Tim McGraw, Grover Coulson, Connie Britton, Connie Cooper, Kasey Stevens, Ryanne Duzich, Amber Heard, Morgan Farris
Based on H.D. Bessinger's novel is about the blue-collar town of Odessa, Texas, pinning its hopes on the1988 football season of the Permian High School Panthers, coached by Gary Gaines (Billy Bob Thornton). The story involves hero-worship, economics, and racism in a world where winning or losing affects the entire community.
|Hostel 2005 R, 95 min.|
Director: Eli Roth
Cast: Jay Hernandez, Derek Richardson, Eythor Gudjonsson, Barbara Nedeljakova, Jan Vlasak, Jana Kaderabkova, Jennifer Lim, Lubomir Bukovy, Petr Janis, Jana Havlickova, Takashi Miike
Three lusting backpackers–Paxton, Josh, and Oli (Jay Hernandez, Derek Richardson, and Eythor Gudjonsson)–are hiking across Europe when they check into a hostel just outside Bratislava, which they have heard offers sex, booze, and drugs. But, they have no idea of the terror that awaits them.
|Hostel: Part II 2007 R, 93 min.|
Genre: Horror / Thriller
Director: Eli Roth
Cast: Lauren German, Roger Bart, Heather Matarazzo, Bijou Phillips, Richard Burgi, Vera Jordanova, Jay Hernandez, Jordan Ladd, Milan Knazko, Edwige Fenech, Stanislav Ianevski, Patrik Zigo, Zuzana Geislerova, Ivan Furak
While studying art in Rome, three Americans–heiress Beth (Lauren German), party girl Whitney (Bijou Phillips), and naive Lorna (Heather Matarazzo)–decide to take a weekend trip to Prague. Along the way, they meet a model from their class, Axelle (Vera Jordanova), who lures them to a hostel where their pictures are put on an online auction. American millionaires Stuart (Roger Bart) and Todd (Richard Burgi) are the highest bidders, and the prize allows them to torture the women to death. Now, their vacation has turned into a fight for their lives as the women have become victims on their way to a killing factory.
|Ladder 49 2004 PG-13, 115 min.|
Genre: Action / Drama / Thriller
Director: Jay Russell
Cast: Joaquin Phoenix, John Travolta, Jacinda Barrett, Robert Patrick, Morris Chestnut, Billy Burke, Balthazar Getty, Tim Guinee, Kevin Chapman, Jay Hernandez, Kevin Daniels, Steve Maye, Robert Lewis, Brooke Hamlin, Spencer Berglund
Baltimore probationary firefighter Jack Morrison (Joaquin Phoenix) is trapped inside a burning building, and his mentor, Captain Mike Kennedy (John Travolta), is trying to save him. Fearing death, Jack reminisces about his life, career, and marriage to Linda (Jacinda Barrett).
|Lakeview Terrace 2008 PG-13, 110 min.|
Genre: Drama / Thriller
Director: Neil LaBute
Cast: Samuel L. Jackson, Patrick Wilson, Kerry Washington, Ron Glass, Justin Chambers, Jay Hernandez, Regine Nehy, Jaishon Fisher, Robert Pine, Keith Loneker, Caleeb Pinkett, Robert Dahey, Ho-Jung, Dallas Raines, Michael Sean Tighe
Lakeview Terrace is a neighborhood in the San Fernando Valley where a racially mixed couple, Lisa and Chris Mattson (Kerry Washington and Patrick Wilson), have just purchased a home. LAPD officer Abel Turner (Samuel L. Jackson) lives next door, hates interracial couples, and sets out to make the lives of Lisa and Chris a living hell. He harasses the couple to the extent that they have no choice but to fight back.
|Nothing Like the Holidays 2008 PG-13, 99 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Drama / Romance
Director: Alfredo De Villa
Cast: John Leguizamo, Freddy Rodriguez, Debra Messing, Alfred Molina, Elizabeth Pena, Luis Guzman, Vanessa Ferlito, Jay Hernandez, Melonie Diaz, Ramses Jimenez, Manny Perez, Alexander Bautista, Claudia Michelle Wallace, Manny Sosa, Cheryl Hamada
When a Puerto Rican family reunites at their parents home in Chicago for Christmas, family members–Iraq war veteran Jesse (Freddy Rodriguez), his struggling actress sister Roxanna (Vanessa Ferlito), lawyer brother Mauricio (John Leguizamo), and his workaholic wife Sarah (Debra Messing)–are told by their mother Anna (Elizabeth Pena) that she is divorcing their father Eduardo (Alfred Molina). This news causes the family to work together, and, in the process, they discover the true meaning of Christmas.
|Quarantine 2008 R, 89 min.|
Genre: Horror / Thriller / Mystery
Director: John Erick Dowdle
Cast: Jennifer Carpenter, Steve Harris, Jay Hernandez, Johnathon Schaech, Columbus Short, Rade Serbedzija, Greg Germann, Dania Ramirez, Joey King, Andrew Fiscella, Bernard White, Elaine Kagan, Marin Hinkle, Sharon Ferguson, Jermaine Jackson
Television reporter Angela Vidal (Jennifer Carpenter) and her crew follow L.A. firefighters for an overnight shoot. Early in the A.M., the firefighters are called to an apartment complex where they find police on the scene responding to a call because some of the residents are infected by a rare strain of rabies that turns them into infected cannibals. The government cordons off the building, and now without cell phones, TVs, internet, and telephones, Angela fights to stay alive in the midst of the hysterical residents who are being attacked–one after the other.
|The Rookie 2002 G, 129 min.|
Genre: Family / Drama
Director: John Lee Hancock
Cast: Dennis Quaid, Rachel Griffiths, Jay Hernandez, Beth Grant, Brian Cox, Rick Gonzalez, Angus T. Jones, Chad Lindberg, Angelo Spizzirri, Royce D. Applegate, Russell Richardson, Raynor Scheine, David Blackwell, Blue Deckert, Danny Kamin
This is the true story of Jimmy Morris (Dennis Quaid) who went from coaching high-school baseball in a small Texas town to the oldest major league rookie in 40 years when he signed as a southpaw for the Tampa Bay Devil Rays. It all came about because his high-school team made a bargain that if they won the district championship, Coach Morris would try out for major league baseball.
|Torque 2004 PG-13, 81 min.|
Director: Joseph Kahn
Cast: Martin Henderson, Ice Cube, Monet Mazur, Matt Schulze, Jay Hernandez, Will Yun Lee, Adam Scott, Justina Machado, Jaime Pressly, Faizon Love, Dane Cook, Gichi Gamba
Biker Cary Ford (Martin Henderson) has been framed for the murder of another biker and is now on the run from two biker gangs AND the FBI.
|World Trade Center 2006 PG-13, 128 min.|
Director: Oliver Stone
Cast: Nicolas Cage, Michael Pena, Maria Bello, Jay Hernandez, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Armando Riesco, Connor Paolo, Patti D'Arbanville, Brad William Henke, Lucia Brawley, Jon Bernthal, Frank Whaley, Donna Murphy
This story of courage and survival relates events during the rescue mission following the September 11, 2001 attack on the World Trade Center. Port Authority Police Department officers responded to the emergency and went into the building to rescue survivors. While they were inside, the tower collapsed, leaving only Will Jimeno (Michael Pena) and John McLoughlin (Nicolas Cage) alive in the rubble. For 12 hours, while awaiting their own rescue, Will and John talk about their lives and dreams while their wives (Maggie Gyllenhaal and Maria Bello) and families wait for news.
|1. Carlito's Way: Rise to Power (2005)|
2. Crazy/Beautiful (2001)
3. Friday Night Lights (2004)
4. Hostel (2005)
5. Hostel: Part II (2007)
6. Ladder 49 (2004)
7. Lakeview Terrace (2008)
8. Nothing Like the Holidays (2008)
9. Quarantine (2008)
10. The Rookie (2002)
11. Torque (2004)
12. World Trade Center (2006)
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