|Blues Brothers 2000 1998 PG-13, 123 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Action / Musical
Director: John Landis
Cast: Dan Aykroyd, John Goodman, Joe Morton, J. Evan Bonifant, Nia Peeples, Kathleen Freeman, Frank Oz, Aretha Franklin, B.B. King, Steve Lawrence, Walter Levine, Tom Davis, Shann Johnson, Gloria Slade, Jennifer Irwin
The Blues are back as Elwood Blues (Dan Aykroyd) again tries to aid Mother Superior Mary Stigmata (Kathleen Freeman) in her quest for funds for a children's hospital. Elwood heads for New Orleans hoping to reunite the band and enter the New Orleans' Battle of the Bands. While the plot involves Elwood leading cops and Russian mobsters on a merry chase, this film works as a tribute to the blues.
|The Gate 1987 PG-13, 85 min.|
Genre: Horror / Thriller
Director: Tibor Takacs
Cast: Stephen Dorff, Christa Denton, Louis Tripp, Kelly Rowan, Jennifer Irwin, Deborah Grover, Scot Denton, Ingrid Veninger, Sean Fagan, Linda Goranson, Carl Kraines, Andrew Gunn, Mic Nuggette
Glen (Stephen Dorff) and his sister, Al (Christa Denton), are allowed to stay home for the first time when their parents leave for the weekend. Bored, Glen and friend Terry (Louis Tripp) decide to explore the large hole left when a tree was uprooted. It appears that the hole is actually a gate to Hell from which little demons come to the surface and create havoc as they prepare for the arrival of the Demon Lord. Likeable kids and good special effects. There is a sequel: "The Gate II: Trespassers."
|Harlan County War 2000 TV, 104 min.|
Director: Tony Bill
Cast: Holly Hunter, Stellan Skarsgard, Ted Levine, Wayne Robson, Alex House, Charlotte Arnold, Ker Wells, Jennifer Irwin, Rufus Crawford, Cliff Saunders
Based on a true story of coal miners' struggles in Kentucky, this made-for-TV film tells of the poor conditions under which the miners worked and lived and the women who joined the violent strike to improve those conditions. An Oscar-winning documentary, "Harlan County, U.S.A." was released in 1976 and is well worth watching–for the real and full story.
|Superstar 1999 PG-13, 82 min.|
Director: Bruce McCulloch
Cast: Molly Shannon, Will Ferrell, Elaine Hendrix, Harland Williams, Mark McKinney, Glynis Johns, Jason Blicker, Gerry Bamman, Emmy Laybourne, Jennifer Irwin, Tom Green, Chuck Campbell, Rob Stefaniuk, Natalie Radford, Karyn Dwyer
Based on a "Saturday Night Live" skit about that nerdy Mary Katherine Gallagher (Molly Shannon) who attends a Catholic school, this story revolves around Molly's plan to enter the school talent show as her way of getting the attention of the most popular boy in school, Sky Corrigan (Will Ferrell).
|1. Blues Brothers 2000 (1998)|
2. The Gate (1987)
3. Harlan County War (2000)
4. Superstar (1999)
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