|American Dreamz 2006 PG-13, 107 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Drama
Director: Paul Weitz
Cast: Hugh Grant, Dennis Quaid, Mandy Moore, Willem Dafoe, Chris Klein, Jennifer Coolidge, Sam Golzari, Marcia Gay Harden, Seth Meyers, John Cho, Judy Greer, Bernard White, Shohreh Aghdashloo
This satire aims at a variety of subjects, but the Presidency of George W. Bush and the reality show, American Idol, are the prime targets. Dennis Quaid takes on the role of recovering alcoholic President Staton who seldom reads the newspaper and relies on the advice of his Dick Cheney-like Chief of Staff (Willem Dafoe) who, to increase the President's ratings, books him as a guest judge on the popular reality show, American Dreamz. The TV show, featuring aspiring musical artists, is easily identified as a satirical view of American Idol with the popular program's self-absorbed Martin Tweed (Hugh Grant) preparing the season's new shows. Contestants include blonde redneck Sally Kendoo (Mandy Moore) and show-tune loving terrorist Omer Obeidi (Sam Golzari). The President agrees to a live presentation, and Omer prepares to assassinate him during his appearance on live TV.
|American Pie 1999 R, 100 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Romance
Director: Paul Weitz, Chris Weitz
Cast: Jason Biggs, Jennifer Coolidge, Shannon Elizabeth, Alyson Hannigan, Chris Klein, Tara Reid, Eugene Levy, Natasha Lyonne, Thomas Ian Nicholas, Eddie Kaye Thomas, Seann William Scott, Mena Suvari, Chris Owen, Molly Cheek, Lawrence Pressman
Jim (Jason Biggs), Oz (Chris Klein), Kevin (Thomas Ian Nicholas), and Finch (Eddie Kaye Thomas) are high-school seniors determined to lose their virginity before heading off to college. The senior prom looms as the defining time and place, and, as the day approaches, they begin to question the wisdom of their plan.
|Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans 2009 R, 121 min.|
Director: Werner Herzog
Cast: Nicolas Cage, Eva Mendes, Val Kilmer, Xzibit, Fairuza Balk, Shawn Hatosy, Jennifer Coolidge, Tom Bower, Vondie Curtis-Hall, Brad Dourif, Denzel Whitaker, Irma P. Hall, Michael Shannon, Shea Whigham, Brandi Coleman
Hurricane Katrina has hit New Orleans, and corrupt cop Terence McDonagh (Nicolas Cage) and his partner, Stevie Pruit (Val Kilmer), are cleaning out lockers when the building collapses. McDonagh suffers back injuries and uses drugs, gambling, and prostitutes to make his life "better." He falls in love with hooker Frankie Donnenfeld (Eva Mendes), and his life reaches new lows when he stops at nothing to get results from his interrogations while he is put on the case of a gangland execution.
|Best in Show 2000 PG-13, 90 min.|
Director: Christopher Guest
Cast: Christopher Guest, Parker Posey, Michael Hitchcock, Eugene Levy, Catherine O'Hara, John Michael Higgins, Michael McKean, Patrick Cranshaw, Jennifer Coolidge, Bob Balaban, Jay Brazeau, Colin Cunningham, Will Sasso, Stephen E. Miller, Dany Canino
This mockumentary, set at Philadelphia's annual Mayflower Kennel Club Dog Show, centers on anxious owners and their coddled pets. The actors were handed a script but encouraged to improvise as the film was shot, and the fun begins as TV cameras bring Weimaraner "Beatrice," Shih Tzu "Miss Agnes," Poodle "Rhapsody in White," and Bloodhound "Hubert"–and their owners–into the homes of millions. The result is a very funny movie.
|Carolina 2003 PG-13, 93 min.|
Director: Marleen Gorris
Cast: Julia Stiles, Alessandro Nivola, Shirley MacLaine, Mika Boorem, Azura Skye, Edward Atterton, Randy Quaid, Dwight Armstrong, Anna Ortiz, Jennifer Coolidge, Daveigh Chase, John Capodice
Carolina (Julia Stiles) leaves her meddling Grandma Mirabeau (Shirley MacLaine) and moves to California in search of a peaceful life. But "peaceful" turns out to be just a dream when two men (Alessandro Nivola and Edward Atterton) vie for Carolina's affection.
|A Cinderella Story 2004 PG, 95 min.|
Director: Mark Rosman
Cast: Hilary Duff, Jennifer Coolidge, Chad Michael Murray, Dan Byrd, Regina King, Julie Gonzalo, Lin Shaye, Madeline Zima, Andrea Avery, Mary Pat Gleason, Paul Rodriguez, Whip Hubley, Kevin Kilner, Erica Hubbard, Simon Helberg
Teenager Sam (Hilary Duff) lives with her stepmother and sisters in the San Fernando Valley. You guessed it: Sam does most of the chores at the family diner, which leaves little time for high-school friends. But now, Sam's life might take a turn IF she manages to meet her internet boyfriend at the school Halloween dance.
|Click 2006 PG-13, 108 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Fantasy
Director: Frank Coraci
Cast: Adam Sandler, Kate Beckinsale, Christopher Walken, David Hasselhoff, Henry Winkler, Julie Kavner, Sean Astin, Joseph Castanon, Jonah Hill, Jake Hoffman, Cameron Monaghan, Jennifer Coolidge, Tatum McCann, Lorraine Nicholson
Overworked architect Michael Newman (Adam Sandler) runs into mysterious Morty (Christopher Walken) who gives him a very special universal remote. This remote allows Michael to mute his jabbering wife, Donna (Kate Beckinsale), and fast-forward through dinners with his parents (Henry Winkler and Julie Kavner). But, it takes over Michael's life. Fast-forwarding does not come without a price as Michael learns when he leaps into the future, misses the years when his children are growing up, and must live without all the little things that make life worthwhile.
|Date Movie 2006 PG-13, 84 min.|
Director: Aaron Seltzer
Cast: Alyson Hannigan, Adam Campbell, Jennifer Coolidge, Tony Cox, Fred Willard, Eddie Griffin, Sophie Monk, Meera Simhan, Marie Matiko, Judah Friedlander, Carmen Electra, Mauricio Sanchez
In this spoof on romantic comedies, extremely obese Julia Jones (Alyson Hannigan) falls for Grant Fonckyerdoder (Adam Campbell) and, in order to attract him, goes for a full-body makeover after which she emerges as a very sexy young woman. Her ploy works, wedding plans are in order, and now it is time to meet the parents–Julia's Greek-Indian-Jewish-Japanese relatives and Grant's White, English family. From that point on, you have seen it all before as the movie pokes fun at such films as "Big Fat Greek Wedding," "Meet the Parents," and "The Wedding Planner."
|Down to Earth 2001 PG-13, 90 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Fantasy / Romance
Director: Chris Weitz, Paul Weitz
Cast: Chris Rock, Regina King, Chazz Palminteri, Eugene Levy, Frankie Faison, Mark Addy, Greg Germann, Jennifer Coolidge, Wanda Sykes, John Cho, Brian Rhodes, Mario Joyner, Arnold Pinnock, Paul Hecht, Colin Fox
Comedian Lance Barton (Chris Rock) is hit by a truck and, only after reaching Heaven, learns that he was not supposed to die this early. Angels offer him a second chance at life on Earth, but he must return in the body of wealthy, White, elderly Charles Wellington whose wife (Jennifer Coolidge) and personal aide (Greg Germann) have just murdered him. Lance's soul is placed in Charles Wellington's body. When Lance meets Sontee (Regina King), he falls in love, but he must still deal with Wellington's wife and aide and their plot to murder him once again. Will they stop Lance from achieving his dream of performing at the Apollo Theater?
|Epic Movie 2007 PG-13, 86 min.|
Director: Jason Friedberg, Aaron Seltzer
Cast: Kal Penn, Adam Campbell, Jennifer Coolidge, Jayma Mays, Faune A. Chambers, Crispin Glover, Tony Cox, Hector Jimenez, Darrell Hammond, Carmen Electra, Fred Willard, David Carradine, Kevin McDonald, George Alvarez
Orphans Edward (Kal Penn), Peter (Adam Campbell), Lucy (Jayma Mays), and Susan (Faune A. Chambers) are invited to tour Willy's (Crispin Glover) candy factory, and, too late, they realize that they are there to be ingredients in the candy. They escape that fate by stumbling into an enchanted wardrobe that transports them to the fantasy land of Gnarnia where they have been brought to defeat the evil White Bitch (Jennifer Coolidge) and restore Aslo (Fred Willard) to the throne. And the film goes on–continuing to make fun of "epic" movies made over the last few years.
|For Your Consideration 2006 PG-13, 86 min.|
Director: Christopher Guest
Cast: Catherine O'Hara, Eugene Levy, Harry Shearer, Christopher Guest, John Michael Higgins, Jennifer Coolidge, Parker Posey, Bob Balaban, Michael McKean, Fred Willard, Ed Begley Jr., Jane Lynch, Jim Piddock, Rachael Harris
In this satire on movie hype, cameraman Simon Whitset (Jim Piddock) spots an online item that suggests actress Marilyn Hack (Catherine O'Hara) may win an Academy Award nomination for the movie he is filming. In a matter of days, rumors fly on the Internet that the movie Simon and Marilyn are working on is a masterpiece, and it doesn't take long before actors, crewmembers, executives, and media figures get caught up in the frenzy.
|Gentlemen Broncos 2009 PG-13, 90 min.|
Director: Jered Hess
Cast: Michael Angarano, Sam Rockwell, Jermaine Clement, Jennifer Coolidge, Mike White, Hector Jimenez, John Baker, Robin Ballard, Rod Decker, Halley Feiffer, Johnny Hoops, Suzanne May, Josh Pais, Edgar Oliver, Clive Revill
Teen-aged Benjamin (Michael Angarano) is home-schooled by his mother Judith (Jennifer Coolidge) and is a loner who has written a manuscript "Yeast Lords" featuring a hero, Bronco (Sam Rockwell). While attending a writers camp, Benjamin meets Tabatha (Halley Feiffer) and Lonnie (Hector Jimenez). They offer Benjamin $300 for the manuscript so Lonnie can make a film of it. Meanwhile, at a sci-fest, Benjamin submits his manuscript to Dr. Chevalier (Jermaine Clement) who steals it for himself. Chevalier changes the name of Bronco to Brutus (also Sam Rockwell) and alters many of the details. Interspersed with the story, the three versions of Benjamin's story are shown, and then, finally, Benjamin confronts Chevalier and accuses him of plagiarism.
|Igor 2008 PG, 87 min.|
Genre: Animation / Family / Comedy
Director: Anthony Leondis
Cast: John Cusack, Myleene Klass, Robin Walsh, Matt McKenna, John Cleese, Steve Buscemi, Sean Hayes, Jess Harnell, Eddie Izzard, Jennifer Coolidge, Jay Leno, Molly Shannon, Zoe Bright, Sophia Eraklis, A. Cheron Hall
In this animated spoof on horror shows, Igor (voice of John Cusack) is a hunchback slave who dreams of becoming a mad scientist. He sees his chance when his master, Dr. Glickenstein (voice of John Cleese), dies, and Igor enters the Evil Science Fair whose prize has been won year-after-year by Dr. Schadenfreude (voice of Eddie Izzard). With help from Brain (voice of Sean Hayes) and road-kill bunny Scamper (voice of Steve Buscemi), Igor makes his girl monster Eva (voice of Molly Walsh). But, Eva turns out to be anything but evil when Igor fails to activate her evil bone–and that is only the beginning of problems for Igor.
|Legally Blonde 2001 PG-13, 96 min.|
Director: Robert Luketic
Cast: Reese Witherspoon, Luke Wilson, Selma Blair, Matthew Davis, Victor Garber, Jennifer Coolidge, Holland Taylor, Ali Larter, Jessica Cauffiel, Alanna Ubach, Oz Perkins, Linda Cardellini, Raquel Welch, Bruce Thomas, Meredith Scott Lynn
Blonde beauty queen Elle Woods (Reese Witherspoon) is a Miss Hawaiian Tropic and sorority president at her Los Angeles college where she is dating Warner Huntington III (Matthew Davis) who comes from a wealthy East Coast family. Warner is sure that his family will not accept Elle and dumps her before entering law school at Harvard University. Elle has her own plans, and they center on winning back Warner. Elle enrolls at Harvard and, after a shaky start, undergoes a physical, as well as mental, transformation and, to the surprise of all, excels.
|Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde 2003 PG-13, 95 min.|
Director: Charles Herman-Wurmfeld
Cast: Reese Witherspoon, Sally Field, Regina King, Jennifer Coolidge, Bruce McGill, Dana Ivey, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Jessica Cauffiel, Alanna Ubach, J Barton, Bob Newhart, Luke Wilson, Stanley Anderson, Bruce Thomas, Ruth Williamson
In this sequel to 2001's "Legally Blonde," Elle Woods (Reese Witherspoon) is now a lawyer and is engaged to marry a Harvard law professor, Emmett Richmond (Luke Wilson). But wedding plans are put on hold when Elle runs afoul of a client involved in using animals for testing cosmetics. She heads for Washington, D.C., and a new job working for Representative Victoria Rudd (Sally Field). Once on Capitol Hill, Elle begins her fight to end product testing on animals. Not an easy task, but Elle uses her share of tricks to achieve success.
|Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events 2004 PG, 110 min.|
Genre: Adventure / Fantasy
Director: Brad Silberling
Cast: Jim Carrey, Meryl Streep, Jude Law, Emily Browning, Liam Aiken, Kara & Shelby Hoffman, Timothy Spall, Billy Connolly, Catherine O'Hara, Luis Guzman, Jennifer Coolidge, Jane Adams
After their wealthy parents were killed in a fire, three siblings–Violet (Emily Browning), Klaus (Liam Aiken), and Sunny (Kara and Shelby Hoffman)–go to live with a distant relative, Count Olaf (Jim Carrey), who has evil plans for getting his hands on the family money. Olaf's plans do not include being kind to his orphaned relatives. The film won an Academy Award for Best Makeup and was nominated for three others.
|A Night at the Roxbury 1998 PG-13, 86 min.|
Director: John Fortenberry, Amy Heckerling
Cast: Will Ferrell, Chris Kattan, Dan Hedaya, Molly Shannon, Richard Grieco, Loni Anderson, Chazz Palminteri, Elisa Donovan, Dwayne Hickman, Jennifer Coolidge, Michael Clarke Duncan, Maree Cheatham, Colin Quinn, Eva Mendes, Mark McKinney
The Butabi brothers–Steve (Will Ferrell) and Doug (Chris Kattan)–work in an artificial-flower shop by day but dream of picking up women in the posh clubs of Los Angeles. One night they get into the top club–the Roxbury–and their experiences are all down hill from there.
|Not of This Earth 1995 R, 90 min.|
Director: Terence H. Winkless
Cast: Michael York, Parker Stevenson, Elizabeth Barondes, Richard Belzer, Mason Adams, Ted Davis, Julia McNeal, Bob McFarland, Wendy Buckner, Joshua D. Comen, Jennifer Coolidge, Eddie Driscoll
This second remake of Roger Corman's 1957 film (also remade in 1988) was overseen by Corman. It is faithful to the original–except that it has been updated with the addition of sex and utilization of higher technology. An alien from a far-off planet comes to Earth in search of a cure for a rare blood disease that is decimating the people of his planet, and human blood seems to be the solution.
|Pootie Tang 2001 PG-13, 80 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Action / Adventure / Musical
Director: Louis C.K.
Cast: Lance Crouther, Jennifer Coolidge, Wanda Sykes, Robert Vaughn, Chris Rock, J.B. Smoove, Reg E. Cathey, Dave Attell, Cathy Trien, David Cross, Mario Joyner, Christopher Wynkoop, Rick Shapiro, Lorria Richards, Qiana Drew
First seen as a comedy skit on HBO's "The Chris Rock Show," this film version results in this story about a superhero, Pootie Tang (Lance Crouther), who refuses to bow to the wishes of an evil manufacturer, Dick Lecter (Robert Vaughn), when he is approached to promote Lecter's cigarettes, alcohol, and fast food for kids.
|Robots 2005 PG, 90 min.|
Director: Chris Wedge, Carlos Saldanha
Cast: Ewan McGregor, Halle Berry, Robin Williams, Mel Brooks, Amanda Bynes, Drew Carey, Greg Kinnear, Lucille Bliss, Jennifer Coolidge, Paul Giamatti, Jim Broadbent, James Earl Jones
In a world of mechanical beings, Robby (Ewan McGregor) comes from a poor family so he often lives in hand-me-down body parts. Robby has talents as an inventor and heads to Robot City to meet his idol: master inventor Bigweld (Mel Brooks). He meets evil business executive Ratchet (Greg Kinnear) and learns that Ratchet has fired Bigweld and has taken control of the city. Robby joins forces with misfits Fender (Robin Williams) and Cappy (Halle Berry), and, together, they set out to find Bigweld and restore order to the city.
|Slappy and the Stinkers 1998 PG, 78 min.|
Genre: Family / Comedy
Director: Barnet Kellman
Cast: B.D. Wong, Bronson Pinchot, Jennifer Coolidge, Joseph Ashton, Gary LeRoi Gray, Carl Michael Lindner, David Dukes, Travis Tedford, Sam McMurray, Scarlett Pomers, Spencer Klein, Terry Walters, Bodhi Elfman, Terri Garber, Rick Lawless
Slappy is a sea lion that the Stinkers (one girl and four boy second-grade students attending Darlmoor Academy) "liberate" from an aquarium in this crude, slapstick film.
|Soul Men 2008 R, 100 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Drama / Musical
Director: Malcolm D. Lee
Cast: Samuel L. Jackson, Bernie Mac, Adam Herschman, Sharon Leal, Sean Hayes, Affion Crockett, Isaac Hayes, Sara Erikson, John Legend, Jennifer Coolidge, Fatso-Fasano, Jackie Long, Mike Epps, P.J. Byrne, Ken Davitian
Years ago, Louis (Samuel L. Jackson) and Floyd (Bernie Mac) were the backup group of soul singers for singing legend Marcus Hooks (John Legend). But, when Hooks opted to go his separate way, the group split and haven't seen or spoken to each other in 20 years. Meanwhile, Hooks won 19 Emmys while Floyd and Louis faded into obscurity. When Hooks dies, a televised tribute at the Apollo Theater is planned, and Floyd convinces down-on-his-luck Louis to join him in his lime-green Cadillac on a cross-country trip to pay their respects to Marcus. Louis agrees to go but makes the road trip as difficult as possible, and lingering problems from the past re-emerge.
|Trial and Error 1997 PG-13, 106 min.|
Director: Jonathan Lynn
Cast: Michael Richards, Jeff Daniels, Alexandra Wentworth, Rip Torn, Charlize Theron, Jessica Steen, Austin Pendleton, Jennifer Coolidge, Max Casella, Dale Dye
Lawyer Charles Tuttle (Jeff Daniels) is sent by his soon-to-be father-in-law's law firm to defend con man Benny Gibbs (Rip Torn) in a Nevada court case. Tuttle's friend, Richard Rietti (Michael Richards), is an actor who hosts a bachelor party at which Tuttle gets drunk and fails to appear for Gibb's court case, but Rietti uses his skills, appears in court, and pretends to be Tuttle. Now he must play out the charade or risk being arrested for impersonating a lawyer.
|Women vs. Men 2002 R, 88 min.|
Director: Chazz Palminteri
Cast: Joe Mantegna, Christine Lahti, Paul Reiser, Glenne Headly, Robert Pastorelli, Jennifer Coolidge, Jon Polito, Edward Zwick, Marshall Herskovitz, Dayton Callie
The battle of the sexes hits the screen for the umpteenth time in this made-for-cable TV offering. Rather than liking the Cadillac that husband Michael (Joe Mantegna) brings home to Dana (Christine Lahti), she walks out. His best friend, Bruce (Paul Reiser), thinks it is because Michael reminds her of her father. It also comes to light that his other friends seem to be having similar problems with their wives. So, why not go to a strip joint? Michael and Bruce go, and, of course, Dana follows them, reports back to Bruce's wife (Glenne Headly), and the two await the men's return. When they arrive, bickering continues. But, of course, all things get patched up–eventually.
|1. American Dreamz (2006)|
2. American Pie (1999)
3. Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans (2009)
4. Best in Show (2000)
5. Carolina (2003)
6. A Cinderella Story (2004)
7. Click (2006)
8. Date Movie (2006)
9. Down to Earth (2001)
10. Epic Movie (2007)
11. For Your Consideration (2006)
12. Gentlemen Broncos (2009)
13. Igor (2008)
14. Legally Blonde (2001)
15. Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde (2003)
16. Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events (2004)
17. A Night at the Roxbury (1998)
18. Not of This Earth (1995)
19. Pootie Tang (2001)
20. Robots (2005)
21. Slappy and the Stinkers (1998)
22. Soul Men (2008)
23. Trial and Error (1997)
24. Women vs. Men (2002)
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